I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Nicole, and I truly hope you are enjoying my site!

My story starts in Arizona where I was born and spent most of my time growing up. I’m a product of divorce, a domestic abuse survivor, and suicide survivor. Despite growing up with a lot of hardships and inconsistencies, I’ve managed to learn valuable lessons from it and value my self-worth. I’m stubborn, yet extremely empathetic. I’m addicted to research and that warm and fuzzy feeling after helping someone who genuinely needed help.

I’ve served in the US Navy for 6 years with unbridled vigor, only to be put to pasture and forgotten after developing health complications. In 2005 while serving overseas in the Middle East, I was struck down with complex-partial seizures, syncope, autoimmune issues, severe muscular weakness, chronic migraines, and severe anxiety. In 2008 I was relieved from my duties and sent to navigate the civilian world with no real transitioning support. I’m among the vastly growing number of veterans who has been unable to adequately navigate the Veterans Administration to receive proper healthcare or much-needed disability benefits. I was also among the disturbingly high and rising numbers of US military veterans unable to find employment (until deciding to create my own business).

In 2013 my husband and I decided to embrace the Paleo diet and remove products with known toxic or questionable ingredients from our home. Within a few months of fully embracing quality food, personal care products, and cleaning products, my health issues began clearing up. This gave me a whole new perspective and ignited a new passion for helping others and showing people struggling through invisible health issues that there is hope for recovery.

Fast forward to now, I am LOVING every moment of coaching some fantastic women and men into overcoming their wellness challenges, helping them seek purpose, and helping them find financial freedom.

I hope you enjoy my website and my writing, and are able to learn something from me. If you want to see the latest news with what I’m up to, check out my “What’s New” page!

If you haven’t connected with me yet on social media, please do! I post regularly about self-improvement, natural wellness, nontoxic living, and encouragement and would love to have you join us!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warmlyrustic

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/warmlyrustichealthyliving

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolegraber

Our Specialties

  • Natural, Preventative Health
  • Toxin-Free Personal Care Solutions
  • Toxin-Free Cleaning Solutions
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Planning for Success
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Goal Setting
  • Accountability Coaching
  • Work-From-Home Strategies 


  1. Hi Nicole! Just wanted to say I really enjoyed reading a little bit about you. 🙂 I noticed you from the Beautycounter Team Page I’m a part of (I signed up under RealFood RN), but recognized your picture from somewhere else – IIN?! I was in two different classes (Oct 2013 and then July 2014) and I’m not sure which one you were in? In any case, you’ve done a great job at making this website warm and personal, and I just wanted to tell you that!! Wishing you nothing but good things! Blessings, Jessica Mann

    1. Hi Jessica!! Thank you for your kind comment!! I become so excited when I read or hear about people enjoying my page. I’m just barely getting started, so hearing your words is definitely motivating!! I’m not sure where you recognized me from… I haven’t studied with IIN. I’ll find you in the group and send you a message to see if we can figure it out!

  2. Hello Nicole! Love your site! However, I just became a YLEO distributor and I am concerned about something that I believe is important, and evidently, so are you. Could you please contact me, via email, at your earliest convenience to discuss? I would appreciate it ever so much… Kindest regards, Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie, I just sent you an email. 🙂

  3. Hi Nicole,
    I was so moved by your story when I listened to a recent podcast that featured you. I learned so much and am grateful that you shared such a personal story. I would love to connect with you and see about donations.
    Wishing you well,

  4. Hi Nicole,

    Just found your site through browsing internet, researching Doterra vs. Young Life. Just attended a DoTerra class tonight; found it so interesting, and know several people from my church are selling, so I signed up at class for starter kit, some extras, and now wondering if I made right choice, based on your blog – didn’t know about the additional $25 membership fee each year with Doterra, and I certainly didn’t know about Young Life oils in this area – everyone seems to be selling DoTerra…hmmm. Suggestions would be most welcome; feel free to email me if you have chance. Thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa! I hope you received my reply on Facebook Messenger. I would love to talk with you about the differences so you can make an informed decision based on what works best for you. Please don’t hesitate to email with any additional questions or clarification!

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