I suffer from depression from time to time. When I’m down, I lack motivation for accomplishing any task for the day. I feel bad about myself, have low energy, and have little interest in the things that usually bring me joy. A lot of times, I just want to sleep. Thankfully, essential oils offer help… Continue reading Essential Oils & Depression
I constantly have to combat unwanted thoughts. It comes with the territory if you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I struggle day-in and day-out, monitoring my thoughts and deciding how to respond to them. Two areas that my mind and emotions like to worry over are my personal performance in life and how I keep… Continue reading 3 Ways to Stop Worrying
At any given time I’m readying one to three books. My favorite books are the ones that challenge the way I think and see the world. I also enjoy those that help me become more productive. One of the books that I am reading right now is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The basic premise of… Continue reading Treasuring Today
How my family uses essential oils to boost our immune system during the colder months.
It’s morning. I’m up very early, as with a lot of my days, so I can have some time to myself before the guys get up. I’m already feeling down and discouraged. I can’t have this. I have a life to enjoy, a Savior to serve, a husband to love, and a son to raise.… Continue reading Turning My Day Around (at 5am)
One thing that is important to me is to live differently — differently than the old me, differently than how unhealthy family patterns dictate. Today I’m continuing to live differently by purposefully adding fun into my day and my time with our 17-month-old son. Today we had an impromptu picnic on the back porch. … Continue reading Purposeful Fun
If you have been struggling with the same emotional issues for a long time, even years, I would like to give you hope: you can change! I’ve spent the majority of my life struggling with emotional and mental issues. After college I began getting professional help and seeking out other avenues to help myself change. … Continue reading You Can Change