A Simple Powerful Tool to Combat Stress

When asked, “what is one thing that is challenging you and keeping you from feeling your best healthy self,” the first answer that comes to mind for most people is stress.  Figuring out what types of stress are at play can help you to find the best solution.  Stress can mean a lot of different Read More …

Stress and Choosing a Better Option

Stress has sadly become a regular and expected part of everyday life.  Many of us live with constant stress that often becomes “who we are.”  We identify with it.  We may complain about it, but we consistently miss opportunities to turn away from it, or relieve it’s impact on our lives and bodies.  Stress becomes Read More …

Parenting: When you just don’t want to (Part 2)

My last post was about my epiphany around being a stay at home mom.  I don’t want to.  That’s the reality of it.  I do not want to be a full on responsible 24/7 stay at home with the kids mom.  I could.  I have the ability.  I just don’t want to.  There are other things Read More …

Sometimes loving yourself means pushing yourself, and it doesn’t have to hurt.

Tonight I ran around like a crazy person from about 7-1030pm.  I spent literally an hour and 45 minutes cleaning up the living room and sorting through toys I just can’t bring myself to get rid of, and that somehow (yeah, by some magical force) happens to be spread out all across the room, spilling over Read More …

Aromatherapy 001

What is aromatherapy and what are the basics of essential oils?  Here is a quick run down on the whats, why (nots), and hows of essential oils. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for relief of physical, emotional, or mental ailments and conditions. What are essential oils? Essential oils are the concentrated oils from a Read More …

How StarWars changed my life

The new year brings with it new resolve to do what is best for us, individually.  In the last few days I have been challenged by important people in my life who “love” me, the status quo, and even myself.  I am no longer interested in playing this game.  You know the one.  The one that tells Read More …

Purple Polish

As she delicately painted purple on my nails with an overly-thick and probably expired nail polish, she looked at me with concern.  I knew what she was thinking.  “Is this okay?”  I took a deep breath and I smiled as I continued to look at her face, her expressions.  I consciously decided that, “yes, this Read More …