Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Rachel Maria's Recipes

As part of my growing enthusiasm to treat my autoimmune issues, I’ve been experimenting with lots of primitive foods. Specifically, I’ve been doing a lot with spinach. It’s so important to eat leafy greens. Especially if you are suffering with autoimmune issues as they deliver a great source of B12!

If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

Healing Autoimmune Disorders Part I

Extraordinary Living, Health & Fitness

As you may know by now, I have several autoimmune disorders. (That I know of, anyway!)


As far as symptoms, there’s pretty much something every day for any of these disorders.

Abdominal pain
Brain Fog

Trying to wrap my brains around these disorders and symptoms has been overwhelming, to say the least. I want to know. Why did they happen? How did they begin? Could I have done something differently? Did my doctors neglect proper treatment? Did one cause the other? Will I continue to develop more disorders?

My Journey to Blonde

Extraordinary Living

I’ve always had an extraordinary interest in trying new things with my hair. Not only because I get bored easily. But, it’s another excuse to express creativity. I love doing anything that can express personal creativity. (Although my preference is typically a conservative outcome. Thus why I’ve never tried blue hair.)


Last winter, I got 7 inches cut from my brunette locks. It was a good-feeling donation. After turning into a mom, I wanted something that would save some time. (Blowdrying, especially!)

De-Stress this Holiday Season

Extraordinary Living

Well, the holiday season is officially upon us. How are you holding up? Are you feeling the peace and joy and good tidings we sing about? Or, are you one cookie batch away from a Merry Meltdown?

It’s ok. I’ve been there. I learned some things the hard way. Now, I’d like to share some tips that can help eliminate stress this holiday season. At the same time, these are ideas that can make us healthier.

Did you know that stress can affect our health? It’s true…

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