🌿 Essential oils and your brain 🍃

  🎄 Hope you’re having a peaceful December! I know this time of year can be SO. CRAZY. Christmas parties, Christmas performances…kids off from school… in the midst of all the insanity how can you find a moment’s peace? One way I love is by getting my diffuser going in my living room each day. It makes me feel like there’s just a little bit more sanity in my life. And it turns out, there’s a highly scientific explanation for why essential oils affect us so profoundly, and quickly! And it all goes back to the way our amazing Creator…

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How Vanderbilt Hospital Uses Oils To Reduce Stress in E.R. Nurses, Doctors

I always knew diffusing essential oils in my home made ME (and my kids, my daughter won’t go to sleep at night unless I fill her diffuser with sweet smelling lavender) feel better, calmer, more relaxed….and now this team of hard working doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt Hospital agrees! This is actually incredible…keep watching till the end of the video to find out how remarkably their levels of stress went down by the end of their experiment 🙂

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How To Make Adaptogenic Tea To Help Your Hormones, Stress Levels, and Prevent Disease

Sometimes life can feel like too much. Because life often IS too much! It can be more than we can bear. And when our bodies have had as much as they can take, then they break down. From the common cold to cancer, or just plain frustration and irritation, our bodies are sending us signals telling us: I CAN’T DO THIS 🙂 HELP ME!!! 🙂 The good news is you can. Your cells need energy. They need the good IN and the bad OUT. They also need support in times of stress. (Which…is like every day, right?) One of the…

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30 Easy Organic Snack Ideas (For Busy Families)

  Here are 30 simple ideas for delicious, nutritious snacks that will keep you and your family full between meals, and that make great additions to school lunches too. Many of these snacks (like the muffins, cookies, and nuts for example) can be made in bulk, and even frozen to save you time.  Snacks such as organic raw cheese sticks or cubes are very filling and can almost be a meal in themselves (a lovely large slice of organic raw cheese will keep you surprisingly full!) No matter your family’s preference, I’m sure you’ll get at least a few new…

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How To Understanding Organic vs. Conventional vs. GMO Gobbledygook At The Grocery Store

It can be so confusing trying to make sense of what means what when it comes to PLU stickers at the grocery store. And what does it mean if an item is labeled “non GMO” vs. “organic”? I’ll be answering these questions in detail in an upcoming online course we’ll be releasing on Black Friday (woot woot!) but for now thought I’d share this easy to reference guide for making a little bit more sense of the organic vs conventional vs. GMO free etc etc etc confusion! Here’s some helpful points to follow! If the sticker only has four digits…

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My Kids Don’t Eat Candy on Halloween….

They don’t. They’ve never been allowed to, and that’s ok. We went to a Harvest Festival at our church tonight, and they gave all the candy they were given to friends. And no, they’re not deprived. Deprived of sickness, maybe. But not deprived in any way. I ate all the candy I wanted growing up, and got nothing but a health crisis at the age of 19 to show for all my “non deprivation” 🙂 I teach my kids about why they don’t eat conventional candy, and we always do HEALTHY SUBSTITUTIONS. So it’s not just “no” for the sake…

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