Spring Is Here! Are You Sneezing Yet?

I’m so happy that it’s finally spring!  I love warm weather and being outside.  However, not everyone is as enthusiastic about spring as I am.  Take for instance, my husband Erich. When the pollen, especially the cover-everything-and-turn-the-world-yellow pine variety, hits the air, Erich insists I close back door that leads to our screened-in porch, which… Continue reading Spring Is Here! Are You Sneezing Yet?

How We Respond to Life Affects Our Children

The other day, there was a roach in our den.  I know – gross.  I tried to pick it up with a paper towel, but it kept slipping out and landing on my hand.  This happened twice and both times I screamed.  This made my 11-month-old son scream, well, cry.  He saw how I was… Continue reading How We Respond to Life Affects Our Children

What I Do When I’m Unmotivated

I woke up today not “in the mood” to tackle the day.  A perfect opportunity to reach for essential oils, right?  Right.  But, though I’m an advocate for essential oil use and though invigorating blend would have been a great go-to for my mood, I decided to handle things differently today. First of all, I… Continue reading What I Do When I’m Unmotivated

Stressed Out? There’s an Oil for That!

All of us get stressed out.  Work, relationships, circumstances and many other things can be the cause.  Did you know that essential oils can help relieve feelings of stress? Before we reach for an essential oil, however, we should examine how we are we treating ourselves — especially, how are we treating our guts? Did… Continue reading Stressed Out? There’s an Oil for That!