Baking Soda

Today’s blog post is very long. That’s because I want to give you a fair overview of all the possible uses for the humble bag or box of baking soda that you may have stored in one or more cabinets in your home. I admit that there are many applications listed here that I have… Continue reading Baking Soda

All Hail the Queen!

A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.      ~ Nixon Waterman Lately I have been completely overtaken by a desire to use Rose essential oil on my skin on a daily basis. I had already been adding rose water to my refreshing skin spray (borax and filtered water) for many… Continue reading All Hail the Queen!

A Day in the Life

Do you wonder what you would use essential oils for in your everyday life? Whether you are a non-user (yet), a new user just trying a few things out, or a veteran oiler always on the lookout for new applications, I invite you to join me on a typical day in my life. Our children… Continue reading A Day in the Life

Immunity and Blood Type

This is the fourth in a blog series based on information from the book Live Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. Previously, I have written about how blood type is associated with: the mind-body connection, digestion, and metabolism. I invite you to use these links to read these prior posts before continuing… Continue reading Immunity and Blood Type

Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

I first came to know yarrow because I was looking for a pretty plant for my front yard that would act as a natural pest repellent and would attract pollinators. When I started to grow it, I was completely entranced by its aroma, by the beauty of its leaves and flower heads, and by its… Continue reading Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

Chill with GABA

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Think of it as the “brakes” that keep the brain from getting overactive. For optimal functioning, the brain must balance the excitatory and inhibitory influences: excessive excitation can lead to seizures, insomnia, anxiety, and many other clinical conditions; excessive… Continue reading Chill with GABA

Hungry

While there are pockets of true hunger in the U.S., most people I talk to or read about have access to adequate nutritional food. So why are so many people hungry much of the time? And why do any of us eat more – or more frequently – than is good for our health (weight,… Continue reading Hungry

Deep Breathing

As life and technology seem to drive us to move at warp speed, how can we remain calm, confident, and capable even as we complete to-do lists, reach for goals, and show ourselves present in relationships? There are many answers to this question, but the most simple and immediate is to slow down and take… Continue reading Deep Breathing

Do you float?

Although this solution for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges has been around for decades, it is only recently that REST – or reduced environmental stimulus therapy - has been more widely available to the public. Even if you can’t swim and have never floated in a pool, a lake, or the ocean,… Continue reading Do you float?

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