August is a weird month for me. For everyone in our family really. It’s the month our oldest sister was born and also the month that she gave birth to her first born and died. I’m not really sure what order those last two things happened. And every year I think I won’t mention this story…but I’m putting it out there again. We all process pain differently, and one of my ways is through talking about what happened rather than keeping it trapped inside.Read More
Five Must have essential oils for Adventures // Aside from your tick/mosquito spray, here are just FIVE essential oils to take on your adventures. I normally carry 10 oils with me in my backpack whenever we go places--but there are also these cute little key chains you can get so you don’t have to carry your full size bottles.
+ a DIY bug spray with just two oilsRead More
We headed to spend two days in Yellowstone National park right after leaving my sister’s wedding reception. We stopped for gas at a tiny gas station on the side of the road about half an hour outside of West Yellowstone, Montana. There was a woman in front of us,Read More
yes, I’m talking about caring for yourself first because you can’t save anyone else if you’re drowning. Facts. So if you’re not open to self-care, then you might want to skip this article because it’s all about how to create a self-care routine using what I see as the six foundations of self-care.Read More
It seems that nobody talks about the identity crisis some of us go through after marriage and babies. I felt invisible. I felt like I was drowning. I had unhealed wounds that caused me to shrink back into silence because it was more comfortable than speaking up for myself...until it wasn’t anymore. I got to the point where I wished I would disappear.Read More
Stress is a weird thing. You hear people say, “I’m so stressed!” like all the time, but we never really talk about how being “so stressed” can actually make us so unwell, even though 77% of people report negative physical symptoms caused by stress on a routine basisRead More
How do you know if you’re spending too much time inside? For starters, how much time do you spend outside? If it’s less than 20 minutes a day, then you may be spending too much time inside. Frequent sickness, moodiness, anxiety, restlessness, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, changes in appetite, and fatigue are all signs of spending too much time indoors as well. Who knew?Read More
when I learned about palo santo over a year ago I read that it is harvested from naturally dead trees or limbs making this a sustainable alternative to white sage. To have the greatest effect, sticks should be made from trees that have been dead at least 4-10 years.
Now fast forward to a year+ later I’ve been seeing posts sharing concerns over people using palo santo--Read More
I don’t know if it’s for you, but if you’re into essential oils you can get a monthly essential oil subscription box with doTERRA. Right? So cool! It’s one of the perks of being a wholesale member. And the cool thing about it is you can order as little or as much as you want AND YOU get to choose what comes in it.Read More