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Tips for Healthy Winter  Skin

As we find ourselves deep into winter’s cold grip, my skin seems to be at its worst.  My hands, feet, and lips are constantly chapped, dry and cracking. Scientifically it’s due to the depeletion of the skins natural oils which results in dehydration of the skin beneath the top layer.  I am always looking  to… Read More Tips for Healthy Winter  Skin

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Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

This topic is near and dear to me as it was during my pregnancy when I really started looking at complementary healthcare in a new light.  It is, of course, extremely important to discuss all of your choices with your ob/gyn before starting any new practice. Essential Oils Essential oils can be used safely and… Read More Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

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5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

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Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

One of the most important aspects of using complementary healthcare to augment traditional therapy is self-education. The biggest problem a sorting out the unlimited online information. Over the last few years on my journey, I have found I come back to the same resources continuously.   So I wanted to share some of my favorite… Read More Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

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Emotional Application of Essential Oils

This July,  I had the opportunity to listen to D. Gary Young speak at the Young Living Convention. He spoke about using the oils for emotional support. As I am on my journey of personal development, I have found myself going back to my notes again and again.  I thought I would share some of… Read More Emotional Application of Essential Oils

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Pain and Treatment

Three weeks ago I was in a single car accident. I hydroplaned on the interstate and hit two guard rails before coming to a stop. I walked away with seatbelt abrasions and bruises and an incredible sense that I was lucky. In the ER, the physician offered me an anti- inflammatory or a stronger Opiod… Read More Pain and Treatment

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DIY – Reducing toxins in your bathroom

A friend posted an article on Facebook about a popular baby wash containing formaldehyde as a preservative. This of course sounds very scary! The first thing most people  think about is the embalming fluid!  In truth, formaldehyde is used in many cosmetic products such as shampoo and nail hardening agents. It also can be used… Read More DIY – Reducing toxins in your bathroom

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On the road again….

It’s summer and, at least in my family, it wouldn’t be complete without our annual road trip. This year we drove from Virginia to Denver,CO and back in the span of two weeks! Part pleasure and part business, I had plenty of time to reflect on what I had packed, what I might do differently… Read More On the road again….

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What to give the Father in your life..

I don’t know about you, but I find men impossible to shop for. They don’t often give any hints or suggestions as to what they want.  Or, if it’s something they really want, they just go and get it!  So this year, instead of wandering through Home Depot or Lowes hoping for a gift inspiration,… Read More What to give the Father in your life..