This Is Who You’re Supporting {Cyber Monday}

This Is Who You’re Supporting {Cyber Monday}

For over two years, so many of you have not only offered kind words and encouragement, but you've also referred people to me and partnered with me in business. With every essential oil kit you've bought and every order you've placed, you've helped pay for music lessons, buy a Homecoming dress, send a middle schooler on a class trip, and even … [Read more...]

Doing What I Can Do {A Story about My Son}

Doing What I Can Do {A Story about My Son}

My little guy wants to do what his big sisters do. He repeats their jokes and catch phrases, right down to their tone of voice. He watches to see what they pack in their book bags for school and imitates it. He knows the songs they like and belts them out at inopportune times. Yes, despite occasional squabbles, he adores them. I send roller … [Read more...]

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

The peppermint brownies were baked, their aroma wafting through my kitchen. Lemon hummus and citrus water kept them company on the refreshment table. My house was clean. Decluttered, vacuumed, and swept. A royal blue tablecloth decorated my dining room table, with an array of DIY supplies arranged on top: glass jars, Epsom salt, spray bottles, … [Read more...]

Baby Steps to Greater Wellness for the Overwhelmed Mom

Baby Steps to Greater Wellness for the Overwhelmed Mom

A few weeks ago, an article lamenting moms being bombarded with the latest unhealthy thing circulated through Facebook feeds. I get it. I have been there. In fact, sometimes I'm still there! Some days we moms just tread water and survive on dry cereal and a prayer for a nap. Solidarity. Being a mom is hard, and in this age of social media, all … [Read more...]

Spiritual Temperaments {Meet Me in the Middle}

Spiritual Temperaments {Meet Me in the Middle}

When I read a book about spiritual temperaments years ago, one temperament I scored lowest in was Naturalist. At that time, spending time in nature was simply not a way that I felt particularly connected to God. Given that assessment, it seems a little crazy that I now run a natural health business for which I teach natural wellness classes and … [Read more...]

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale on Young Living Essential Oils!

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale on Young Living Essential Oils!

I went Black Friday shopping in stores once--ages ago. As a teen, with my mom, we braved 2 or 3 stores. The chaos of the masses at Kohl's is seared into my memory. Never again. But online deals? Bring them on! Here is one for you. If you've been thinking of getting started with essential oils, this is a great time to jump in with a Premium … [Read more...]

Words and Aroma {Freedom Fridays}

Words and Aroma {Freedom Fridays}

This week, I'm particularly astounded by the complexity of the human brain. As I assessed what was bringing me greater freedom, I realized that both of the things I want to share with you reflect just how amazing God created our minds.   1. The Power of Words As a believer and a writer, the idea that words are powerful is not new to me. I … [Read more...]

Freedom Fridays

Freedom Fridays

  When I chose Freedom as my word for 2013, I thought of it as a one-year study of sorts, but I quickly learned that it would be a life journey. Which is a good thing. For the month of October (and maybe beyond, who knows?) I will share a tip, trick, story, or item--something that has helped me walk in greater freedom in my … [Read more...]

Life Is Good

Life Is Good

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in  the wasteland. --Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) The hope these verses raise in me have made it a favorite of mine. The idea of God ushering me past old things and making a way … [Read more...]