Warning: This is not your typical self-promoting blog, or advertising business. Enter at your own risk.

I may whine. I may bitch. I may not make sense. I may say something ignorant. I may be “emo” —yes very, damn “emo.” I will curse like George Carlin. I will be honest—oh, the nerve of me! If you don’t like it, I don’t give a rat’s ass. You choose what you read. My photos are terrible. You don’t have to look.

Why blog then? I need an outlet for my thoughts. They threaten to explode my head. There are a lot of people producing mediocre to awful writing, and sharing it with the public; so I’ve decided it’s ok to join them. It’ll be good practice– at the very least. At best – someone will gain some insight, comfort, or benefit from it. Somewhere in the middle–folks will visit for a cheap laugh.

What is this blog about? Initially it was an earnest attempt to help others heal with food. Then, I started a mental health blog—and posted my poetry on it. I tried a social justice blog. This blog is about all that and whatever else I’m inspired to write.

About me: None of your fucking business– just kidding. No, I’m serious.

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

human being, lover, creator, music school dropout, college dropout thrice, career wait staff, surly customer servant, laborer, over 40, solo, child-free, loner, gardener, activist, writer; used to sing, draw, dance, and do artsy shit and hope I’m not done yet …

things: healing, love, truth, compassionate communication (NVC), self-care, environmental justice, social justice, gut health, herbs, mindfulness, health, diet, autoimmune-protocol, paleo, Weston A. Price, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, toxin-free, low-FODMAP, Crohn’s disease, anemia, SIBO, Candida (not the opera), PTSD, emotions, emotional eating…

It is near impossible to have an original idea. Even if I write a recipe combining pickles and chocolate, or octopus and nasturtium, chances are someone else has thought of it. Please use my contact form if you take issue with any of the content I’ve posted.

I can’t afford a wordpress upgrade, so you may see ads posted without my approval. Most likely, I would not endorse these ads. I support a minimalist and natural lifestyle. We are inundated with messages that try to convince us we need to buy things to make us whole. Don’t believe the hype!

Pinterest is my obsessive-compulsive distraction technique; but it’s also very useful to me. I pin my favorite recipes, health information, and other wacky stuff. Check it out—at your own risk of course.


Legal Stuff

Although, I’m pretty sure I’ve not included any photos that I don’t have permission to use on this blog, I will add this disclaimer: THIS BLOG claims no credit for images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it appear on this site, please e-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.

I’m not a medical professional. It’s important to consult your doctor before making any significant lifestyle changes, especially if you are taking medications.

If you are in emotional distress, plan to commit suicide, or want to put your life at risk– please call 1-800-273-(TALK) 8255 or your local hotline or emergency number.

All content, including photographs and recipe text, is copyright 1987-2015 J. Rae. If any institutions or individuals have used this site for studies, projects, or for any other reason– including the use of my profile, posts, or pictures in any way, shape, or form, either past, present, or future— without prior written consent from J. Rae, this use will be subject to legal ramifications. All content of this site can not be copied, altered, reproduced, distributed, or used in any way without prior written consent from J. Rae. One exception is that recipe posts may be printed or shared if a link to the original location is included. If you have questions, kind comments, concerns, or violations to report,  J. Rae can be reached via the contact form.

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