We tell our kids to always do their best and that is good enough. We realize it would be doing them a disservice to have unrealistic expectations of them right? My creative, sensitive and silly daughter is not likely going to be reading a chapter book at age 5, and that 's so much more… Continue reading I give myself an F.
Im not quite sure what makes me more emotional...knowing that your little babies are growing up or seeing the beautiful people they are becoming. When I take even a slight step back, I am in awe of how incredible these little ones are. I grieve [in my own non crying type of way] the fact that the… Continue reading Growing up
Just 4 years ago, I was using everything plastic, disposable and 'clean.' Things were quote on quote less gross because I knew I was the only one to use them. Bottled water was sure to not have any build up on it... I was the one who opened it and I was simply going to… Continue reading Journey to a chemical free HOME
It's interesting to me that it usually takes death for us to truly examine life. As if without something so heartbreaking we would continue to solely be absorbed in our day to day mishaps. After you loose someone, your continued somber feelings are often times accompanied by self examination. You tend to look at things… Continue reading So much more than oils
I often times partake in chemically engineered and processed foods/ products. Not nearly as often as I used to, but it happens. Frequently. I am not going to beat myself up about it because in the world we live, it's pretty hard not to. My idealistic view consists of 100% homegrown organic [even fattening] foods… Continue reading Desire to be healthy
I am about to loose my mind people. Everyone is dividing. Hating. Hurting each other. I know we live in a broken world, but my heart is aching over here watching all the discrimination and hurt. No, it's not just from your opposing view, it is from all angles. Could we please make the brokenness not… Continue reading STOP the hate.
For as long as I can remember, there has been something that has driven me to do more and be more. I am not satisfied with things being mediocre. We are called to strive for more than that. As someone who has always been average, it takes some effort. Things don't just fall into average… Continue reading MORE.
I think the vast majority of us [who haven't mastered perfection] are quite familiar with falling short in our lives. Be it your standards or someone else's, you've probably messed up. You've most likely set goals and tried to change pitiful areas of your life. What drives me crazy is setting goals and not meeting… Continue reading Falling short
Something happened in the last year or two. It has been subtle, but so clear as I've reflected on myself in the last couple weeks. I entered a new decade. The big 3-0! In my mind, I've turned the corner to "real adulthood" and I feel like I can finally breathe. It's finally OK to… Continue reading Thirty and Thriving
If you've followed my personal blog- you may be familiar with the fact that I've struggled with anxiety for some time now. It wasn't until a few years ago that it became debilitating and I started combating it with every tool I could find. I was not going to let it take over my life.… Continue reading Fighting anxiety with oils