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Is It Selfish To Focus On Yourself?

You hear it all the time… You need to take care of yourself. You’re too burned out and need some YOU time. You can’t forget about YOUBUT…Taking time out for yourself means taking time away from everything else… like your career or your family…Realizing that, you feel as though there just isn’t enough time in the […]


Secrets For Surviving Your In-Laws

Although not everyone has tough to handle in-laws, there is always that one in every family who has a knack for getting under your skin and on your nerves. And then it happens. You get that call. They are coming, or you are going. For better or worse, it’s that time again to plaster a […]


The Day I Chose Not To Kill Myself

This post about the day I chose not to kill myself was a difficult one to write, a difficult one to publish, and may be difficult for you to read. Today is one of those days. It’s the worst part about being a disabled veteran. The day you receive that phone call, email, or text […]


My Dear Son, Mommy’s Sorry

My dear handsome boy, Mommy’s sorry. I’m sorry for bringing you into a heartless, selfish world. My biggest hope is to teach you love and compassion that will enable you to grow with confidence and value relationships. I’m sorry the boy at the toddler gymnastics class pushed you down for no reason. I’m sorry the […]


Essential Oils for Military Spouses

The military lifestyle. It’s not really understood until you’re knee-deep in all it entails. Stress. Abandonment. Stress. Consistent inconsistencies. Dreaming of a glimmer of stability. Stress. Love. Joy. Heartbreak. Loneliness. Did I mention stress? Military families are a rare breed in today’s culture. They love more in a short amount of time than anyone outside the […]


Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers. They do so much for their families, yet can be so difficult to shop for. While they treasure the gifts of their children and partners, many items end up collecting dust on a shelf or cause overwhelming emotions that conflict on what to keep when the time comes to downsize. So, we decided to […]


Remove Skincare Toxins!

Toxic ingredients are in skincare, hair care, fragrance, and cosmetic products in every store. Our voice is so important and today we ask for you to use it to ask for change. We ask for your help to enact change to remove skincare toxins. In honor of Beautycounter’s 3rd birthday, we ask for your help […]


New Year Resolutions: I Have an Oil for That!

I previously published a post where I talked about the history of New Year Resolutions and why I chose a theme for this new year instead of a resolution. I’m still sticking to my theme instead of making resolutions, but I sit here and smile as a few of my friends challenge me to come […]


Support Healthy Emotions During The Holidays

The holiday season is a magical time full of fantasy movies, decorated houses and trees, lit menorahs, music, dancing, delicious holiday foods, celebrations, and gifts. With so much going on, it’s no wonder that the holiday season inspires strong emotions. Sometimes they are positive, full of love and happiness. Sometimes they are not so positive. […]

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