Author Archives: Nicole

About Nicole

I am a wife, a mom, and a curious mind. I run www.WarmlyRustic.com and www.EssentialOils.Life, and love living a relatively old fashioned lifestyle with an extensive background in research and analysis. I enjoy creating things, cooking, teaching, personal development, and natural preventative health. I’m also a huge information nerd and love to share my findings with others.

What Is Oil Pulling? Should You Be Doing It?

Nicole/ December 6, 2017/ Essential Oils, Health, Healthy Living/ 0 comments

Oil pulling… what is it?? Oil pulling is where you swish 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of any seed-based oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Oil Pulling History Oil pulling has been around for a very long time (at least 3,000 years), though recently has become more and more popular. It was originally used as an ancient Ayurveda gargling

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Supporting Strong-Willed Child Emotions

Nicole/ October 6, 2017/ Family, Life

Do you have strong-willed child emotions running rampant in your home? The thought is often enough to make any mother cringe. I don’t know how your family is, but my boy is fantastic at displaying his wide array of intense emotions in what may often seems to be the most lawless way possible. Fear Nervousness Anger Love In my home, I

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Help Your Child Focus, Naturally (Works for Adults Too)

Nicole/ September 29, 2017/ Family, Healthy Living, Life

Guest post by Amber from Amber’s Intuition Focus. It’s not something anyone with a willful child is used to seeing. I’ve noticed when my ASD son is focused, you know its something he thoroughly enjoys as he loses himself for hours in his favorite tasks… nothing else matters. Breaking that concentration is impossible. If there is something he doesn’t have

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Need Control?

Nicole/ September 27, 2017/ Life, Personal Growth, Veterans

If you’re scrambling to grasp at proverbial straws to regain some sort of sense of control in your life, then you need this one simple tip! Are you’re too much of a control freak? Do these statements sound familiar? If your coworker or significant other would just change one or two things about him/herself, then you’d be happier. (So you

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Supporting Your Child’s Sleep

Nicole/ September 20, 2017/ Healthy Living

** A guest post by Amber from Amber’s Intuition Do children ever stop? I mean… that time of night… every night… it starts. Finish dinner… relax as a family… brush teeth… potty… pajamas… and BAM “I don’t have to go sleep in my bed!!!” between sobs and massive tears streaming. Bedtime routine never seems to fail… one or all of

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Job Security – Too Good To Be True?

Nicole/ September 16, 2017/ Business, Life

I remember hearing about the work force and what is expected of new adults while I was growing up. My parents never missed the opportunity to talk about the future, largely focusing on the importance of planning and career goals. Those conversations always ended up stressing the same line of progression: Graduate high school Graduate college Find a job Work

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How Not To Procrastinate Your Home Cleaning Chores

Nicole/ September 5, 2017/ Healthy Living

Guest Post by Nicole GardinerProcrastination has existed in or psyche since the dawn of age and humanity, but it looks like people have been speaking more and more about it nowadays. What could be the reason for this sudden open acknowledgement of its existence? Is it because we are constantly being buried under a myriad of daily tasks and paperwork?

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Obstacle Obliteration

Nicole/ August 21, 2017/ Business, Personal Growth

By Guest Author Brian Duclos How often have you run into an obstacle which seems insurmountable? Often in life we run into situations where it appears that we cannot progress, no matter how hard we try. What do you do when you find yourself in such a place? There is a story in Think and Grow Rich where Napoleon Hill

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Why Does Life Suck?

Nicole/ August 7, 2017/ Life, Personal Growth

​Are you feeling stuck?I know… life can really suck at times… You try to be happy… to accept what you’re dealing with​… to just shut up and pretend to appreciate all the hardships because in the back of your mind you know “it could be worse…” Meanwhile you can’t shake the feeling that you are a square peg being forced into

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