Trees of Transition

Comfort for people going through life transitions by sharing thoughts, photos, cards, and recipes.

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Lots of Phlegm? Here’s a Natural Way to Help!

Have that croupy cold going around that has lots of phlegm and coughing? We got it last week, and one thing that is helping us #recover is eating lots of #pineapple! Pineapple contains #bromelain which breaks up mucus in your #lungs and so you can cough it out.
Mom tip: I just discovered that I can cut the core of a pineapple into strips and give them to my one year old for him to gnaw on. The #fiber is strong in the core so that he does not bite off big chunks, but he can enjoy the #juiceand little bits break off. He then can breath better and the mucus isn’t so bad. Now I know my guy likes pineapple! 🍍

If you want to not have to eat pineapple, you can buy bromelain in capsule form. Check these out:

NOW Bromelain 500 mg,120 Veg Capsules

My favorite is to just eat lots of pineapple…so choose what you like best. What other foods do you eat when you are sick?

Copyright 2018

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Thank you again, and peace to you and your family!

~Mary Hope


Compassion is Worth Choosing to Feel


“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy for you too.”
-Author Fredrick Buechener

Choosing to have compassion means that possibly you will hurt more, but the love and joy will be doubled as the other person overcomes his or her struggle and comes into freedom.

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A Frozen Heart…Beginning to Thaw

Last week as I ran next to a nearby pond, I looked and found this leaf that looks like a heart. It reminds me to keep opening up to love and not to stay frozen. Loving hurts at times, but it is so worth it!

By M. H. Campbell

Copyright 2015