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Liar, Liar.

  This morning, I had to speak an uncomfortable truth, and a question came into my head,"Why can't you just "Yes." someone to death, then do as you please without stress?" Shortly thereafter my answer arrived, "It's because you have a deep sense of integrity, a strong conscience, and hold little respect for those who… Continue reading Liar, Liar.

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Easing Cramps the Natural Way

   Let's shine some light on the moon cycle. That time of the month is simply part of being a woman. For many women, the cramps are  intense and find us reaching for pain pills. I used to be one of those women until I discovered some natural ways to ease period symptoms.   The… Continue reading Easing Cramps the Natural Way

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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. Recently, when I signed up to take a few classes, this meant exploring a childhood passion; it also meant waking almost two hours earlier… 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