Emotions, Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 5 American’s deal with mental health issues? 1 in 5….with suicide being in the top 10 causes of death. These numbers are staggering, especially when I am included in them. What I see as a patient and as a friend to many who also fight daily, the resources for… Read More May is Mental Health Awareness Month


2018 – Year of Accountability

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown So many of us make resolutions every New a year and fail by the end of January (if not before).  I have in the past years talked intatead about yearly intentions… Read More 2018 – Year of Accountability


Top 5 Back to School Pinterest Boards

I will fully admit I am not the creative room mom everyone envies!  I am likely to get store bought treats So as you probably do I turned to Pinterest to get ideas for back to school wellness, meals , and crafts. Here are my top five! School Lunches Catherine McCord at weelicious.com has some… Read More Top 5 Back to School Pinterest Boards

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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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Just Do YOU

This week has been a mess, I will readily admit it!  My husband has been at a search and rescue conference since Wednesday.  To all you single moms out there, bless you.  It is hard work being everything to a toddler and getting no break! Plus add the joys of potty training and stressful work… Read More Just Do YOU


Goals vs resolutions

As we near the end of the year, I have already set a goal for next year. I am going to run a 10-mile race and I am going to continue to focus on my health. What I am not going to do is post every training run, every on target meal, and every off… Read More Goals vs resolutions


Why Fitness? 

As my personal journey to finding balance progresses, I find myself thinking about fitness a lot.  Why do the experts recommend it? Why is it so hard for me to stick with it?  How do others make a career out of it?  If someone has all those answers, comment! I’d love to hear it!  I… Read More Why Fitness? 

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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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The Reason Why

A friend recently asked me to explain how I could possibly recommending oils being a pharmacist. So I am going to take this opportunity to explain my philosophy and the driving reason I felt a need to start this website.    My journey with “alternative medicine” actually started out the summer after my senior year… Read More The Reason Why