This post is about an unsavory topic: head lice. It is also about how to use Young Living Essential Oils as a very effective remedy to prevent and eliminate head lice. And it is also intended to scare the crap out of you so you will never, ever, EVER use toxic over-the-counter or prescription solutions for head lice again. Ever. They are dangerous and do not belong on anyone’s head. Period. [click to continue…]
The other night as I languished in bed suffering with an achy-breaky summer bug of some sort, it dawned on me that I had a secret that I have not shared with you yet. It is a magical, wonderful secret that could bring you relief from a multitude of ills, including constipation, headaches, flatulence, bloating, fatigue and infidelity. [click to continue…]
A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health suggests a possible link between the use of household cleansers and air fresheners to breast cancer. The connection was drawn mostly between mold and mildew cleaners and air fresheners. Chemicals of concern include synthetic musks, phthalates, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, terpenes, benzene and styrene and some antimicrobial agents, said Julia Brody, the lead researcher and executive director of the Silent Spring Institute.
So the way I see it, Ladies, is that we have two choices: [click to continue…]
Call me crazy or crunchy granola, but I do not like air conditioning in my home. During the dog days of summer, I close all of the windows and blinds when I get up in the morning and turn on a couple of fans. Then at night when it cools down, I open all of the windows. Day after dog day. I also have these easy to make spritzers by my side that help to keep me cool as a cucumber and smelling fresh as a daisy. [click to continue…]
Juliana Coles was one of the first women who taught me how to be in the process of creating art; how to get out of my head and just put whatever was living in me at that given moment on to paper.
A few years ago, I was drawn (pun intended) to take a class in extreme journaling that Juliana was offering in Chicago. Being a creative, I was intrigued with the notion that one could journal and create art at the same time. My inner critic was very LOUD and it seemed like just the right push that I needed to move into a new area of expression. Let me tell you a secret………it was amazing. She made us move so fast in our process of putting thoughts and feelings onto paper that there was no time for those mind-monkey critics to even begin their chattering. And while my work will never find it’s way into the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it certainly serves to integrate the many pieces of myself that otherwise would be left flapping in the wind.
Expressing our creativity is one way we nourish ourselves. And, dare I speak for the multitudes, it is often one of the last gifts we offer ourselves because of our demanding lives. Take a few moments and check out Juliana’s online presence and take the baby steps you need to begin giving your thoughts, ideas and feelings a voice. We would love to hear of your experience……