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9 Ways to Help Your Child Restore Balance & Health After a Hectic Holiday Season

This time of year can be challenging. We’ve officially made it through the holidays and we’re moving into real life once again. I love the time I get to spend with my family and friends and all the wonderful things that come with the celebrations, but the struggle to get back into the flow is real. This is the time of year when people fear of germs the most. I hear warnings of every type of acute illness, accompanied with urges to just keep kids home. If you joined live or watched the replay of…


My Decade In Review

FEELING immense gratitude for saying YES to my soul's desires to show up fully to this incredible work of serving To think in 10 years, I’ve radically and positively shifted and evolved every single aspect of my life. I’ve gone from being stuck in victim-mode (everything’s happening to me), to full-on knowing that I am ultimately 100% responsible for everything in my life. Without question, I am the leader and director of my purpose, dreams, visions and goals.  During these past 10 years, I…


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This kills more people than anything else does...

A lesson from a dryer door about complacency. My dryer door had been acting glitchy. Every now and then, it would decide not to shut. I’d slam it harder — sometimes that worked, sometimes it would bounce back with equal aggression. This annoyingly went on for several weeks, before I finally paused long enough to try to get to the “root cause” of the problem. I got my husband involved, and turned out that there was a bunch of lint stuck way below the lint screen which was pushing the lint screen…


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In the thrilling middle… You with me?

I’ve felt so much Resistance to writing this... this silly little message that I’ve been wanting to write for a couple of weeks. Just now, after writing the sentence above, I went to see if there were any distractions calling to me… (Of course there are always distractions, aka Resistance, lurking.) As I was looking for a distraction, a book found me. I opened it to today, July 15, and flipped to a message that’s so incredibly aligned to what I’m feeling right now: “When you don’t yet have a…


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Poison Ivy: Natural Remedies & Affirmation for Healing

I’ve taken many client emergency calls regarding poison ivy over the years. She has no issue leaving her mark. What I’ve found to be fascinating is that some people are prone to poison ivy, while others never get it. My husband and son seem to get a taste of poison ivy’s medicine every year — multiple times a year — and I almost never get it. According to Dr. Axe, roughly 85 percent of all people are sensitive to the oils found in the poison ivy plant. When a person is “sensitized” to poison…


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Your Body Is Not Your Enemy

There, I said it. Your body is not out to get you. It’s not broken. It’s not too much or not enough. Your body did not fail you. It’s not your enemy. It’s time to stop being at war with your body. It’s time to start trusting your body as the teller of truth… If you listen, your body will tell you everything. It’s constantly communicating. Often, these communications start as a faint whisper, and they slowly build into deep cries for help. Instead of listening, leaning in and doing the work to…


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The day I cut my hair off...

It was the day of my 36th birthday. I was coming off of a 12-day cleanse, and throughout the entire “releasing” period, I had felt an urge to cut some serious length off of my hair. When I realized my scheduled birthday hike with friends wouldn’t be happening because of the weather, I made a last-minute appointment with my hair stylist (who I’ve been going to for years). It seemed rather divine that her one and only opening for weeks was on the only “free” day I had. That day, after getting my…


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My Top 7 Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

I woke up in the middle of the night and could hardly swallow. Yep, I had a sore throat. I’m certain you’ve experienced that painful sensation before. A sore throat can be caused by any number of viruses. And anytime an imbalance shows up in my body, I recognize this is a time for perhaps a little more rest and lots more immunity loving (hint: ramp up that vitamin C). Remember, this is a sign that the immune system has been activated. In other words, the infection has already taken place…


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My Top Must-Have Natural Remedies for Those Scary {Inevitable} Uh-Oh Moments

When it comes to raising little ones, there are always going to be those unfortunate uh-oh moments that shake you up. I had one of those moments just the other night. Our staircase has been the center of our fun since the beginning… it started with pushing our little one around and around in a cardboard box, and grew into driving trucks around, playing horsey, chasing each other, having the dog chase us, chasing the cats… Seriously, you name it. In the five years since our little guy…


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9 Incredibly Simple Ways to Keep Your Child Grounded & Healthy Through the Holidays

I see so many blog posts that speak to helping moms stay chill and balanced through the holidays, but what about our kids? The struggle is real. Everywhere I look, I’m dodging the endless sugar black hole that is simply part of this time of year. Yep, ‘tis the season where our kiddos become over stimulated with holiday cheer, their little nervous systems are on the fritz, and sugar overload is just a cookie away. Here are My 9 Incredibly Simple Ways to Help Keep Your Child Grounded &…