Happy Independence Day weekend to all! This all-American holiday always reminds me of picnics and gatherings of family and friends. By association, there are few foods that say SUMMER to me more than watermelon. I have loved the taste and juiciness of it since I was a little child. My grandmother used to make watermelon… Continue reading Watermelon

Control Your Emotions with Ease

Many people around the world have just gone through a few months of lockdown due a novel coronavirus. As we begin to rebuild, let’s make sure that any physical and emotional stressors that may have built up – and may be continuing or even increasing - are addressed. I am not a medical professional, but… Continue reading Control Your Emotions with Ease

Gifts from the Heart

Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages”. In it, he explains that each of us has a different way of feeling loved. He outlines five love language categories and says that these hold true across all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I have a very special sixth… Continue reading Gifts from the Heart


One of the most powerful foods on earth is the humble garlic. It is a member of the allium (onion) family and is closely related to onions, shallots, and leeks. Used by cuisines throughout history and around the globe, garlic is easy to grow and prepare and is intensely flavorful. It also has a wide… Continue reading Garlic

Grow Your Own

This week's post is a little different. I want to share a few thoughts on growing your own food on your own property. I am a huge advocate for growing and eating your own fresh fruits and vegetables. You can start with some herbs in a container. You can build raised beds. You can start… Continue reading Grow Your Own

Settling Old Scores

Settling Old Scores Do you know this expression? It means to avenge a grievance or injury or to “get even”. I’ve been thinking about this expression over the past few days and how it has historically been the basis of so many wars as well as the cause of incredible brokenness in innumerable personal relationships.… Continue reading Settling Old Scores


Today is Easter for many Christians around the world, so it seemed a perfect day to talk about the miracle of resurrection. This won’t cover the topic in the way you’d think, so read on no matter what your faith practice is or even if you have none at all. PLANTS As you may know… Continue reading Resurrection

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are an indispensable part of the essential oils lifestyle. They are used to help spread a drop or two of essential oil more  easily over an area of skin; to allow the effect of those drops to have a more even, prolonged effect; to protect against skin sensitivities; and to “tone down” the… Continue reading Carrier Oils

Clean Produce

If you are reading this post, you probably have at least some interest in “eating healthy”. I know that there are at least dozens - if not hundreds - of recommended diet/eating plans available through seminars, books, and websites. Regardless of which one you are following, one recommendation is probably fundamental to all but the… Continue reading Clean Produce

Are dōTERRA essential oils unique?

The short answer is a resounding YES! Since the reasons are varied and important, I wanted to gather some keys points in one place. Co-Impact Sourcing: dōTERRA executives and staff research and SPEND TIME ON THE GROUND in more than 40 countries around the world to locate the very best seeds, plants, growing conditions, and… Continue reading Are dōTERRA essential oils unique?