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I Don’t Care.

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

November 5th, 2023  |  15 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


Naysayers abound.

I don’t care.

In general, the cynics comprise a small, vocal minority who don’t interact intimately with my life. So, why should their opinions matter to me?

I do what I do, and that’s that. 

Of course, there may be times when well-meaning naysayers are closely associated, such as friends or family. For instance, when my boys were young, there was a time when my in-laws were concerned. They asked my parents, “Why don’t Joette and Perry take their kids to a doctor?”

It scared them. And we understood why they were scared. Visits to the pediatrician for all things child-raising were all they knew.

But my father said to them, “Well, you got to do it the way you wanted to. We got to do it the way we wanted to. Now, they get to raise their kids the way they want to!”

I was appreciative of my father’s saying that. Indeed, even though they may not have agreed with us, we did have the right to do it our way.

By the way, just because someone is well-intended doesn’t mean you listen to them. 

I was the one who was up at three in the morning with a child who had an ear infection, and I had to rock him for the next two hours and figure out which homeopathic would rid him of his suffering. I’m the one who practically lost my mind trying to find foods agreeable to my child’s gut because of food intolerances until I figured out how to get rid of this problem with my medicines.  It was my job. I was on the front line, so the decisions were mine and my husband’s. The ball was in my court. 

However, I certainly didn’t flaunt our medical decisions belligerently. In fact, I tried to be sensitive to their concerns. These were their grandchildren, after all. They had a stake in their well-being.

In this case, I tried to reassure them that I had thoroughly done my homework and had this covered.

Look, I wasn’t perfect. I got some things wrong. My mother-in-law was worried when I was vegan for a time and was raising our first son on those foods. Looking back, I think she had a very solid point. And I did come around. I figured it out. 

Some people don’t feel confident about handling their children’s health care, so it’s understandable that they would depend on a professional. But I didn't feel that way. My confidence came from my competence. I felt as though I had it covered because it became the focus of my life. It was nearly all I could think of for years. 

And that’s still happening!

Back in the 80s, there was no one teaching families how to do this. That’s actually what stimulated my call to what I presently do today.  

And by the way, I got the feeling later on that my in-laws were pretty proud of how well the kids were doing.

So, my friends, you’ve got to do your homework. You don't just gain confidence and become cocksure of yourself without effort.

That’s what allowed me the ability to ignore naysayers. I didn’t care, and neither should you.

Now, in my world, the pushback I sometimes get is from peers. 

But I don’t need my peers to think I’m cool. I don’t need accreditation from organizations whose beliefs are not parallel with mine. I don't care about professional organizations. At best, they’re superfluous; at worst, they’re dictatorial.

I don’t care.

Moms are my focus. Families are my focus. You know, la familia! I am here to help families take care of their own. I’m working to teach people how to use Practical Homeopathy®. I aim to inspire them to consider and then commit to a different way.

And it should be that way for you, too.

Again, we have to do what we think is right. We are not here to satisfy our peers, friends, relatives, neighbors or acquaintances. 

 Ask yourself: Are they paying your bills? Are they raising your kids? Are they easing your suffering? Who cares what they think?

I don’t care, and neither should you. To drive this home again, let me use one more idea … music

Choose your own melody and sing it with aplomb. Choose your own rhythm and keep it tapping in your head. And if you choose to allow harmony from the outside to accompany you, make darned certain that it’s deserving of taking up real estate in your brain. 

When you try to fit into somebody else’s agenda or allow them into yours, you’re missing your own completely.

Meanwhile, just make sure you have done your homework. And that means stepping outside the common, insipid ideas that abound. In case you haven’t noticed, if you’re using homeopathy, you’re already different and, I might add, a cut above. You’re on to something most people don’t yet know how to pronounce.

Simply keep up your curiosity and studies.

I can assure you that living by this method is a truly effective way to get control of your life and pass on the good news of homeopathy!


Joette Calabrese


P.S. Speaking of doing your homework, be prepared for any eventuality by developing the confidence and competence to treat your loved ones safely with Practical Homeopathy®.

Imagine knowing precisely how to treat your teen’s stomachache, your aunt’s eczema, or your toddler’s sniffles when a new cat or dog joins the family.

This is one of the greatest gifts the study of homeopathy offers. It squarely places the ability to cure where it belongs … in the hands of mothers and fathers.

Joette Calabrese

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

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15 thoughts on “I Don’t Care.”

  1. Terri says:

    This right here says it all. Yes, right on point. THANK YOU.

  2. Mary Dubreville says:

    Thank you Joette for this timely article. It is amazing how many times you go from feeling more confident to not so confident and then when I watch or listen to one of your courses or Facebook Lives, I am fired up and eager to learn and retain! Thank you for all you teach and for the encouragement to keep on learning because it is so worth the effort! God bless you and all of us studying homeopathy to bring health and healing to our families and to all of God’s people (and animals).

  3. Claudia Schwinghammer says:

    Please delete his e-mail adress from your lists

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Scroll to the bottom of the email and hit the button that reads “unsubscribe”.

  4. Susie Miller says:

    Hello Joette and team,
    Thank you for this article to boost the confidence of going the right way. Narrow is the path that is Right!
    My father is in his last few weeks of life and I just want to help him pass peacefully. I know I’m on the right path, but family members around me think I’m nuts. Thank you for sending out this article to tune them out and stay on the Right path.

  5. Your thinking is from an inner knowing. I appreaciated your trust in your experiences, knowing that you have made mistakes and also not demonizing those who have disagreed with you. If more of us adopted those ways of being, there would be more harmony and goodness in our lives. Thank you.

  6. Betsy in MN says:

    I could have written the same article! My in-laws were very concerned with me not taking my kids to the doctor when there was something wrong. My children are healthy young adults and know that homeopathic remedies are their go to medicines and mom is always just a call away!

    Love what you do, Joette!

  7. Lenore says:

    I agree completely Joette! After years of politely declining her mother-in-law’s homeopathic suggestions my younger daughter-in-law just asked me for ideas for treating her stomach condition. She wants to avoid being on medication for life. Let the research begin!
    Grazie for all you do!

  8. Linda Blossom says:

    Your father’s reply was so perfect and one we must commit to memory to use when we need it. The wisdom of older generations must be kept alive.

  9. barbara potter says:

    my skin is dry..even toes and feet. i’m in the pool 3-4 days a week. could chlorine be a cause? even my BM’s are requiring water to run smoothly. i drink water, but it all seems to go to my bladder! staphysagria ?? is it only for respiratory effects of chlorine???

  10. SJ says:

    Brilliant and bravo! Thank you Joette for being a true leader in our world. May the mothers, carers, and nurturers of this world be forever blessed with the knowledge and power of true healing.

  11. Tara says:

    I can’t love this post anymore Joette! You describe exactly how I (and probably many) feel and I will admit too, that it can be a somewhat scary, lonely journey. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. I’ll take knowledge, empowerment and the ability to healp heal myself and my family over the alternative every day of the year!
    Thank you for shining your light.

  12. Audrey Morgan says:

    Thank you. I needed that!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Robbie says:

    Yes! Perfect timing. I discovered homeopathy and have begun to apply, research and learn.

    I use acupuncture and other natural approaches as well.
    Recently, someone in the family recently had surgery and I said, “ Have you considered homeopathic remedies to help with pain etc…..?

    My Sister looked at me and said, “stop telling people all that Crazy stuff. You are not a doctor!

    It’s sad really because so many people can benefit from it sometimes in miraculous ways as I did but will not because they are listening to one person with a closed mind!

    Thank you Joette for your strength , knowledge, and for forging the way for others to learn and heal!

    Sometimes what others say hurts and sometimes it doesn’t but I will continue because the methods work for me.

    I do have a question. Recently, a homeopathic Dr. Prescribed hepa sulf 3 x for a month. I know you have stated many times 6x is the only way it should be used for an abcess. So, my question is, “ Will hepa sulf at 3 x allow it to just reabsorb in the body rather than drain out. I am scared to death to have it drain out rather than reabsorb.

    Anyway, thank you with all my heart for your perfectly written letter!!! Hear hear.

    Thank you for writing this! .

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Does your sisten mean that if you share information regarding diet that you must be a dietian? ‘Allowed to offer information on buying a house means you must be a RE agent? We live in a world where people don’t take responsibility for themselves and happily offer their agency to others. Too bad.
      Low potencies for abcesses are usually what acts best.

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