Friday, October 26, 2012


"Guacamole, a Balanced Diet", watercolor & ink on paper, 8x10, copyright Erin Rogers Pickering

I LOVE guacamole and I used to think of it as something to be saved for a special occasion. Just to be enjoyed sparingly.  That somehow because of its rich, creamy texture (SO rich and creamy) and the divine, savory flavor that it must be decadent.

Before I went gluten-free chocolate was my number 1 migraine trigger.  I went 23 years without chocolate (yes, 23 years!) and I used guacamole as my substitute when the chocolate craving hit hard!  That oh-so-fabulous Rich Creamy texture did the trick and curbed the cravings that drove me mad.  Those beautiful avacados kept me from having the chocolate trigger migraines that confined me to bed for 4 or 5 days at a time, and unknowingly I was also getting a mega health boost. 

Now that I know all the amazing benefits of avacado it has become a staple in our house.  I make and enjoy guacamole every chance I get, savoring every delectable bite.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Every Day

Everyday you have a choice to eat healthy. Or not.  
A choice to improve and heal... to grow stronger, healthier, more vibrant.  
Every day, every meal YOU choose what you put in your body.  
It is in your hands and in your control.

What choices will you make today?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hanging on to Possibility...

Got thrown a bit of a curve ball today... and on a dreary rainy day like this I could have justified curling up in a ball on the couch with a big blanket. Maybe even with a big box of cookies.
Instead I painted...
 "Beach Baby" in progress, watercolor on paper, 8x10, copyright Erin Rogers Pickering
I painted joy, beauty, imagination and endless possibility
And, that feels even better than a big soft blanket and all the cookies in the world!