Author: Deanna Wilcox

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Intuitive Approach- Part 1.

The following definition and discussion of intuition was taken from Wikipedia:   "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give the word "intuition" a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning."   You’ve undoubtedly heard of following your intuition. We can get a sense of knowing without necessarily understanding why, what, or how. I think we can all probably also look back at a time in our lives when we didn’t follow our intuition and later regretted it. It’s that deep feeling that something is or...


Is this holding you back?

Today, I want to have a personal chat about something that could be holding you back from manifesting the transformation you desire in your life… Have you ever wondered why it is that you feel incredibly motivated toward a goal one day, so you get started on the path to change and achieving that goal, but a few short days or weeks later, you no longer seem to be giving it priority in your life? There are lots and lots of reasons that this could be possible, but here’s one thing I see often: EXCUSES. Now wait! Don’t get offended by that word. Behind those excuses are often feelings of lack or fear.   Am I right?   Did this possibly strike a chord for you?   [mkdf_dropcaps type="square" color="white" background_color="black"]L[/mkdf_dropcaps]isten, I’m...


Choose Love.

My boys are 8 and 10 years old now. I don’t really remember now at what age it was that they first really started arguing. If you’re a parent, have siblings, or have ever cared for children you know that they will come to you often hoping you’ll intervene in their quarrels. I like to empower my children to work it out on their own as much as possible. When you have 2 children, as close in age as mine, who are also homeschooled and together A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT, they have lots of opportunities to practice their skills of working their troubles out! The FREQUENT requests for help in this area as both mom and teacher can get quite tiresome to be...


Go Beyond Food.

I believe I’ve said it here before… I’m a firm believer in Hippocrates’ adage, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I also believe what Ann Wigmore had to say, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” That being said, we live in a modern society where we are subjecting ourselves and our foods to incredible amounts of “unnatural” matter (pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, etc.). I do believe that as careful consumers (both in terms of how we buy and eat) food can still be an incredible tool for healing!!! It certainly has been for me and my clients! I feel, however, that we sometimes get so caught up...


An “Am I Hungry?” Hack.

One of my first posts was titled, “Make a List.”  I could have alternatively named it, “What are you Really Hungry for?”  Honestly, it was my homeschool mom who got in my head on that one…."Don’t end sentences with a preposition.”  “For what are you really hungry?” Nope! Sorry, that just doesn’t cut it! It’s just too formal sounding. Haha!   Okay, getting back to the point here… Let’s talk a little more about hunger.   Our body can signal in many different ways that it is time to provide it with some fuel. A lot of times when we think of hunger, we think simply about an empty or grumbly sensation in our belly. Some other signs our body may offer indicating a need for fuel include: a...


My Story – Part 2

If you haven't read Part 1 of My Story, you'll want to go check out that post first. If you already read part 1, you may remember we left off in 2012 where I was trying to balance more in life than body could handle...


What you may not know about olive oil.

Olive oil has an extremely long history of use, particularly in the Mediterranean where olive trees are plentiful. Olive oil is abundant in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are generally touted as healthy for the cardiovascular and immune systems. A few other sources of healthy MUFAs include macadamia nuts, avocado, and olives themselves. Extra virgin olive oil (referred to as EVOO from here forward) is also a great source of phenols (plant compounds that can be beneficial to our health, such as antioxidants), other phytonutrients, and the difficult-to-obtain vitamin E. As you likely know, EVOO remains liquid at room temperature and at cooler temperatures, may thicken, but doesn’t solidify the same way saturated fats do. EVOO can be a wonderfully healthy addition to one’s diet...


My Story – Part 1

In 2012 my life took an unexpected turn, which has led to a series of significant personal transformations over the past several years, some of which have been more obvious, visible and immediate, while others have been quieter, deeper, more personal and gradual…. Come along as I share the “short” version of my journey. It would be challenging for me to tell you the story without telling you a little about me before this time, even going all the way back to the young age of four when I would visit the elderly in our community with my grandmother. I grew to love hearing the stories they would tell us, but most of all I saw how simply visiting with them would bring them great...