Mermaid Wellness

Where Holistic Health meets Urban Homesteading

Expo east living wallHo Ho Ho GOD the holidays can not be right around the corner. (If this sounds familiar it is a little, from the newsletter, but keep reading ). It’s just not possible. Well beautiful, they sure are and lest we forget it the holiday themed commercials are already blasting away at us. The stores are already jammed packed with Christmas decor. Little angels and snowmen, reindeer, bells, lights, trees ahhhhhh. Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays. I am a total sell out for Christmas, but can we do Thanksgiving first? Continue Reading

Hey Beautiful,

Up top , see there, there is a new tab called “Downloadables”. No that may not be a real word but the goodies it contains are very real. All the cheat sheets I have made thus far, available in one spot, for your convenience. Go on take a peak, I’ll wait. Cool huh?  Just wanted to share that with you. Now, as you were.



Shrimp Pesto pasta

Shrimp Veggie Pesto Over Black Bean Pasta – what a  delicious mouthful! Hi there purveyors of good health and healthy eating. I have a scrumptious recipe for you and its not vegetarian – egads! Though if I were to eat it, I would simply omit the shrimp and add lots of extra veggies of my choosing. Bam – vegetarian made easy. Even with shrimp, I still consider this dish healthy and whole (gluten free too). And the black bean pasta adds a whole new dimension to it. So cool.  And 14 year old approved. There is a double recipe here  : The Pesto and the Shrimp Dish. Continue Reading


Hey there awesome you! Let’s go from OMG to OM shall we? A ways ago I did a post called “Stress, Disease and Bears oh my”. If you are new to me please go back and check it out. It discusses the cortisol reaction of stress and what stress does to our bodies over time. I don’t want to rehash that here so go on, go read it, I’ll wait…….. Ok you’re back, great. Do you know when I ask my coaching clients to rate their daily stress on a scale from 1-10, 10 being totally stressed, what the majority say? Continue Reading

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

Hi Beautiful.  How did you sleep last night? I can’t believe I haven’t done a  detailed post yet on my all time favorite pastime – sleep! I know you know sleep is important but do you know exactly how important it is? And what happens when you don’t get enough of it? Or how to go about getting good sleep?  Continue Reading

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A Living Wall  

Hi Beautiful! I have something especially cool for you today. An E-Guide on holistic living. I wish I could tell you I wrote it but alas I did not. It is almost as well written as what I would’ve written though (insert laughing emoji). It is really a cool piece full of everything I want to say to you this week. I blog a lot about eating right. I give you recipes. And I try to include things like getting good sleep (new post from moi on this coming soon), and moving and breathing. 
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The holistic kitchen

 Hi y’all, are you kitchen ready ?  Does your kitchen have the basics it needs to help you be your best-est, healthiest, awesomest you? 

I like to think of it as the Holistic Kitchen. I want to share with you my list of the basic kitchen necessities for a happy, healthy you and yours. There are two lists here: a basic kitchen tools list and a basic food list. Continue Reading


zoodle dish

 White Bean Pesto Zoodles

Hi Y’all. Zoodle Noodle!  A zoodle-ey, veggie, pesto-ey creation! It’s been a little bit since I put a recipe up. I was gifted a spiralizer for my birthday last year and why in the world I waited a year to try it I have no idea. It was so easy to use. I made the coolest, nutritiest(hmm), easiest (for those of you who don’t know me, I am all about the easy in the kitchen) dish with it. Now you don’t have to have a spiralizer to make this, it just makes it more fun. This dish is a complete meal on its own but if you have meatosaurus’ this could easily be their side dish to some salmon or free-range chicken. And I actually do cook meat so one of these days I will post a meaty recipe for you, I promise. Zoodles are a zucchini pasta, though its just zucchini so not really a pasta in the truest sense of the word. But I tell you what – it sure tastes like pasta and without that heavy weigh down of eating carb heavy. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my good carbs but this is a great switch up. One final word, this dish is packed with a great balance of all the right things – protein, carb and fat and nutrients! Ok let’s get to it.

GLUTEN FREE! Vegan version is dairy free,  both versions grain free Continue Reading

Dang those Cravings: Why do you get them and how the heck do you curb them? 🍦🍰🍟

Before you reach for that bag of chips or pint of chunky monkey, ask your self: What am I doing? Why am I getting ready to destroy this helpless bag of food? There are a quite few reasons we experience cravings, and you are not alone here –all humans experience cravings! It is what we do about these cravings that sets us up for either great eating habits or “Dam, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” rabbit hole. Don’t go down that rabbit hole. And if you are already knee deep in it, let’s get you out. Continue Reading