The course that changed my life . . .

course that changed my life

I’m nervous to share this because it’s very humbling. Sharing such a great struggle scares me, plus I’m also worried about being judged . . . In early 2013 I was depressed and frustrated.  My body felt out of my control. Weight kept piling on, even when I ate very little.  I was exhausted and […]

10-Day Healthy Living Makeover {FREE eCourse}

healthy living makeover

Want your home to be a healthier place? Want to feel better, inside and out? If so, I’d love to help you! Create a Healthier Home and Body with the 10-Day Healthy Living eCourse. This free 10-day eCourse will come right to your inbox. It includes inspiration, information, and practical tools to help your home […]

Sometimes you don’t know how far you’ve gone until you come back . . .

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As you may remember, the past year and half have been difficult for me. Right before I discovered my thyroid condition and autoimmune disease, I hit the bottom of the pit. It was miserable. Not just for me. My family struggled as well. Mommy was not the same anymore. I wasn’t the woman my husband […]

How to REALLY Get Healthy

how to get healthy - for real.

Note: The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 2 days only – from 12am EST on Monday, December 29 until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 30. Details here.  How do we really get healthy? Over the past year I have examined this question closely. There was a time when I would have said getting […]

Lavender-Chamomile Bath Soak Recipe

Lavender Chamomile Bath Soak

The following is a soothing herbal soak I created recently. It aims to relieve sore muscles and relax the body (and mind). This DIY bath soak recipe uses dead sea salts and Epsom salts, both containing high levels of magnesium. The magnesium in the salts is a great way to relax the body. Bathing in […]

Health Benefits of Strawberries & 45 Strawberry Recipes


Strawberries are the favorite fruit of many. This delightfully sweet berry is not only delicious, it contains a number of health benefits. According to the Encylopedia of Healing Foods, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and also a good source of manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, and iodine. Strawberries […]

Delightful Links and My Food Allergy Results!

gluten-free snickerdoodles

I hope you had a lovely week. Mine was good, except for one major discovery. . . I got my food allergy test results and I’M ALLERGIC TO COFFEE! Yes, you can feel sorry for me! It was an interesting find since in looking back, I can see that my health got worse after I […]

Are you sick and don’t know why?

gluten and thyroid dysfunction

Some time last year I noticed that I wasn’t feeling well. My ability to function on a daily basis was dwindling. I came close to tears while pushing my cart at the grocery store. I wanted to crumble in a heap when someone asked me to do the smallest thing. I gained weight and could […]

The Guilt and Shame of Chronic Illness

guilt and shame of chronic illness

Having a chronic illness is the pits. It just is. I want to tell you how I’m over-coming (and I am), but truly it is just plain hard. The most difficult aspect is the guilt and shame that washes over me. I feel guilty that I need to rest instead of playing outside with the […]

Food Allergy Testing

If you have a food allergy, life can be miserable. Especially if you don’t know what you are allergic to. That was me. I grew up eating gluten upon gluten, not knowing I had an intolerance to it. My health suffered because of it. There are numerous ways to get tested for food allergies, but today […]