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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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Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

It’s that time of year where we are all indoors more often and as a natural side-effect, we pass more viruses amongst ourselves. The common cold (most often caused by the rhinovirus) includes sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, body aches, and possibly a low-grade fever .  The best case scenario is avoiding the viruses in the first… Read More Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

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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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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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Change is in the air!

Fall…what a great time to implement change!  It’s a natural time to reassess the year so far, implement some things you haven’t done yet, and set up the coming year for success.  For myself. I am refocused on my health and wellness (especially before the holiday meals and parties appear on the calendar). I am… Read More Change is in the air!

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Back to School

Can you believe we’re already half way through August?  Some schools are already back in session, most others will start in the next two to three weeks!  Coming quickly is the turning of leaves to reds ands yellows, pumpkin spice flavors (my favorite) and sweaters and jeans will replace shorts and tank tops. With all… Read More Back to School

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Happy and Healthy Challenge

I am starting a 30 day challenge of using each of these oils, as recommended by Gary Young, each day and notice BIG results TOGETHER!  sure you have your Harmony, Joy, White Angelica,and Valor! (valor II, Magnify You Purpose, Envision or Inspiration are all recommended as substitute for the original Valor) The Happy Protocol By D.… Read More Happy and Healthy Challenge

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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