Category Archives: Inspiration

Gluten Free Sage is a platform for healthy living through inspiration and artful experiences. It’s the collaboration between two artists, Jet Widick and Kristen Alden, who believe we need to be well and inspired to help us become the best, most beautiful versions of ourselves that we can be.

If you’re not well because of your diet, then it’s hard to feel good, stay positive, and be open to inspiration. When you nourish your body, you feed your soul. Being strong and healthy will open your world up to inspiration and desire, both which propel a person into the realm of possibility and transform the way we perceive our own capabilities.

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Art is indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals, and of humanity.” We couldn’t agree more.

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Hello Summer!

Yesterday was the June Solstice—the official First Day of Summer 2016. Summer is still that one time of year I feel like I could click my heels together—or hey, even do a cartwheel! (My friend Lori is 52 and does them wherever she goes 😆)  Everyone loves Summer… right? The weather is wonderful. Vacations begin.… Read More


i'm sticking up for you orlando tragedy nightclub poem by jet widick

I’m Sticking Up For You

I wrote this poem in the wake of the heartbreaking news of the Orlando shooting this weekend. This incomprehensible tragedy shocked and saddened me beyond belief. I didn’t think this is where we would be in the world. It’s overwhelming. Whether you’re a parent, an advocate of a child with Autism, defending a friend against… Read More


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Conspiring to Help You

Good people are so busy doing and being “them” that they sometimes miss when others are conspiring about. They’re doing everything by the book: rule following, showing up, thinking smart, and working hard. Their tribe is counting on them and they are with it! They don’t take too much time to wonder—or care—who is crafty… Read More



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Little Treats in the Mail

Today was a double hit of special deliveries and little treats in the mail! Mom and Dad sent me a gorgeous beach towel for my laps in the pool, a trinket for my office, and this fun inspirational plaque: Anyone that knows me also knows my Scotties are my office mates and I get a… Read More


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How A Single Word Can Make a Heart Open

I literally have the biggest memories of the smallest words of displayed kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a single word—from someone who doesn’t necessarily talk too much, but says just the right thing when they do. The list is much too long to mention all the timesWords of cheer That I hold dear, Reduced… Read More


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I Crave Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  —Leonardo DaVinci   I crave simplicity. The concept behind it is so attractive to me. One of the best people I’ve ever met explained to me that they live life BEST when things are SIMPLE. When their phone isn’t buzzing and things aren’t flashing. I like calm, too, and admire those… Read More


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Just Keep Moving Forward…

My friend Lori sent me this quote in a text message. She has Celiac, too, and has been through some of the same trials as me. These little nuggets of inspiration help keep us going throughout the day! Doubt will always exist in one form or another. We can’t avoid it, and we can’t suppress… Read More


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Tea!

Want to have some tea with me?  Sit outside beside the sea  Lean back in your comfy chair  Let the wind flow through your hair  Feel the sun’s warmth on your skin  Tell me everything… just begin  I’m not moving from this place  Watch the smile on your face  Let the minutes turn to hours … Read More


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Feeling Pretty Zen

By Jet Widick Time to take a break  Your peace of mind at stake  Working really hard  Remember… there’s flowers in your yard  Love talking with your kids  The friends you’re hangin’ with  Watching an entire movie  Heading to the park that’s super groovy  Hiking in the sun  Walking, maybe run  Feeling peaceful as a… Read More