In Review – BE CARE LOVE

I was first introduced to Be. Care. Love. on a shopping trip to my local Ross store.  Picking up the Grapeseed Skin Oil, I was pleasantly surprised that the only ingredient listed was… grapeseed oil.  This deserved a deeper look.  What I found was that Be. Care. Love. was much more than oils.  BE –…

Jasmine Essential Oil – A Booster and a Buster

Used to treat depression, low libido, and reduce stress; jasmine oil has been referred to as a mood booster and stress buster.  Whether through aromatherapy or by applying on the skin, jasmine oil is reported to have a positive impact on the nervous system.  It is credited as benefitting heart rate, body temperature, alertness, blood…

Zion Health Clay Dry Deodorant

With around 20 different product types and various scents to boot, Zion Health offers its customers healthy skincare and hygiene alternatives.  “It all started with a toothpaste,” and grew to include products such as face creams, pain relief spray, shampoos, clay soaps, and of course deodorants.  Using what they call “living clay” (kanwa, calcium montmorillonite,…

Health & Beauty Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil

What do Egyptians and Romans have in common?  Hint: it can be used in cooking, ceremonies, and cosmetics. Got it now? No?  Ok, one more: it belongs in the mint family!  Yes, you guessed it: rosemary oil.  The Romans used rosemary oil in religious ceremonies and the Egyptians used it to make incense.  It’s even…

Time ≠ money.

Time.  It’s the resource we can’t produce more of, and the thing we most hate to waste. We spend so much of our lives trading our time for money, that it might feel strange, maybe even wrong, to spend it solely on ourselves.  Time is currency, but some of us allow society to dictate how…

Finding the words to say nothing.

With Cherise‘s help, I’m happy to report that for the last 11 days, I’ve kept to my word on publishing something each day. When I challenged myself to post daily for an entire year, the only real goal was consistency for consistency’s sake. I wanted to see if the grass would be greener on the…

They weren’t laughing.

The Conundrum… Well, it happened again. I planned something, people said they were coming… but life got in the way and they couldn’t. (Insert heavy sigh here.) No, the sigh isn’t about people’s schedules, it’s the anticipation of entering into an inner dialogue centered on the theme of, “Is it even worth it?” “Why do…

Health Benefits of Biotin

When reading up on essential oils and herbs, you are sure to run across a warning or two.  This is especially true for pregnant or nursing women, yet, when it comes to biotin, that warning is taken off the table.  In addition to helping expectant moms, biotin is needed to help the body convert food…

Stinky Beans Coffee Roasters at Tivoli Village Farmers & Artisan Market

Happy Sunday! Yesterday Aevrie and I ventured out to a nearby farmer’s market. Every Saturday from 10AM – 3PM in Tivoli Village, Fresh52 hosts a nice line-up of local and regional produce, natural skincare, small-batch baked goods, and delicious eats. I had a large pile of dirty clothes waiting for me back home, so I…

My Online Shop is LIVE!

Just popping in to let you know I created a shop page! I’ve curated a list of tangibles to help you wrestle life’s intangibles and will continue to add items that I have used personally, have heard wonderful things about, and/or think will help you in some way. If you would like to help keep…

A Love Lost in Translation

As I touched on in a previous post, I do believe that how you do one thing is how you do everything.  How you communicate is how you love. Most can easily recite Gary Chapman’s five love languages as words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. But what does…