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

Metabolism and Blood Type

This post is the third in a blood type-based lifestyle series based the information found in "Live Right 4 Your Type" by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. I have already written about how the  mind-body connection and digestion are connected to each blood type. If this is your first time learning about metabolism, I invite you… Continue reading Metabolism and Blood Type

Digestion and Blood Type

Recently, I wrote a blog post on the relationship between the mind-body connection and the blood types. This blog post continues the series. The information is again taken from Live Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. It is my hope that you will begin to see more and more-  through these two… Continue reading Digestion and Blood Type

Mind/Body Connection to Blood Type

Many people wonder whether blood type makes a difference for anything else besides transfusions. Absolutely! Today, I want to share some information that is available from an excellent lifestyle book called “Live Right 4 Your Type” by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo (2001). Much research has been done in the almost 20 years since this book… Continue reading Mind/Body Connection to Blood Type

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

Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

If you have been following my posts in the Facebook group, Wellness Made Simple – Education (and if you haven’t, hop on over and join us!), you have probably noticed that my emphasis has shifted lately from essential oils, blends, and infused products to personalized nutrition. This change is intentional, and I’ll explain why I’ve… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

Garlic

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

#diylife

My favorite hashtag is #diylife. It is a standard, a motto, a declaration, a goal, a cause. It is the perfect description of my personal lifestyle and the support I offer to others. It encompasses empowerment, individuality, freedom (not license, but individual liberty exercised responsibly in a civilized society), and accountability to self and others.… Continue reading #diylife

Oils in the Kitchen

One of the most intriguing uses for dozens of doTERRA essential oils is in food preparation. Yes! There are herbs, spices, fruits, and more. If you love to cook – or even if you simply want to add a special note of deliciousness to beverages or prepared foods - read on. First, a few notes… Continue reading Oils in the Kitchen

Lemon

I have never met anyone of any age who dislikes the aroma of lemon. Period. It is fresh, bright, uplifting, clean, and as rich as a very sunny day. When we say that we smell the aroma of a lemon, we are in fact smelling the aroma of lemon essential oil. Citrus trees produce essential… Continue reading Lemon