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*Book Review* “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos”

   I want to preface this review by openly admitting that I'm the type of person who is repelled by the majority of motivational speakers, self-help books, and gurus; religions and certain types of therapeutic intervention don't get a free pass either.   I find many ,if not most, self-help books to be trite, insulting… Continue reading *Book Review* “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos”

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6 Steps to Early Bird Status

     I've always been a night owl; being a dance teacher has allowed me to embrace my moon child nature. Even when I taught 30 hours, my mornings were  open. When I signed up for beauty school. This meant exploring a childhood passion; it also meant waking almost two hours earlier than normal, at… Continue reading 6 Steps to Early Bird Status

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5 Oils That Are Essential to Your Medicine Cabinet…

  When I first discovered essential oils I started purchasing them mass quantities, and using them undiluted. The end result was alot of returned oils, skin irritations, and wasted money!  After a while I narrowed it down to  a few essential oils that have provided us with the most benefit. While, I do have more… Continue reading 5 Oils That Are Essential to Your Medicine Cabinet…

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Dear Diary: 7 Ideas for Journaling

   For many, the image of journaling brings to mind the childhood practice of writing  secrets in  one of those diaries with the tiny lock and key, then hiding it under the mattress in hopes those  secrets would be completely safe. Journaling isn't only for pre-teens or professional writers, but for all ages. Writing our innermost… Continue reading Dear Diary: 7 Ideas for Journaling

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Spring Renewal for the Self

  Most of us are well acquainted with the term "spring cleaning".  It brings to mind an array of  chores. Although  I'm definitely a minimalist who likes a clean (fine, near sterile) living space,  I firmly believe  inanimate objects play second string to personal  care. In other words,  we as human beings, should come before… Continue reading Spring Renewal for the Self

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5 Practices to Brighten a Stormy Mood

It's wise having a few go to practices to maintain inner peace. If something is bothering you, or your  energy has been drained by your  environment, recharging and rejuvenation are essential. These are some of my favorite practices. I find a well nurtured body and mind better enable me to explore what's going on inside.… Continue reading 5 Practices to Brighten a Stormy Mood

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Flower Power 101:Enjoying Nature’s Gift of Essential Oils

 Anyone who knows me, is likely aware of my love for essential oils. I've been using them for over twenty years. I use my oils for eczema, tension headaches, fine lines, mild muscle cramps, scrapes and cuts, sunburn, breathing, mood,  and fever reduction.   My husband used to think essential oils  were "flaky" until I… Continue reading Flower Power 101:Enjoying Nature’s Gift of Essential Oils