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Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Brutally honest confession time: I used to be *that* crazy essential oils lady. You know the one. The one who not only hasn’t talked to you since high school, but suddenly contacts you, thoroughly convinced that every problem in the history of the world is due to someone running out of their frankincense essential oil. Foot odor? I’ve got an oil for that. Dandruff? There’s an oil for that too. Did you eat too many donuts? There’s a fat-busting oil for that will clear  ...

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Your Brain on Fitness

This post is sponsored by Palmer Lake Recovery.  It’s almost January, aka the month where the majority of New Years Resolutions center around getting healthy. Traditionally, this means a new (or, often renewed) dedication to physical fitness. What many people don’t realize is the connection between physical fitness and mental health. Physical fitness can be a wonderful form of mental therapy. To channel my early 2000s examples, I will let Elle Woods of the movie Legally Blonde  ...

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Natural Mama: How to Deal with Common Pregnancy Symptoms Naturally

One of my friends recently told me that I make pregnancy look easy. It made me smile, because  I truly enjoy being pregnant. It also made me laugh, because clearly, she doesn’t live with me. 🙂 Pregnancy, at least for me, is an extremely beautiful time, filled with many strange experiences I never would have expected. While I’ve thankfully never experienced horrible morning sickness like some of my friends, I have hyper-mobile joints that do not appreciate the arrival of extra  ...

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Why I Gave Up Coffee for January

Coffee is a huge part of my life. We are on a first-name basis with all the baristas at our local coffee shop, my precious Mother-in-Law gave me a coffee poster for Christmas (which I love and it’s hanging in our kitchen), and it’s even part of every social media bio about me. Coffee and I are BFFs. But starting now, and through the month of January, we are going to spend some time apart. Truthfully, I had never considered giving up coffee up until a couple weeks ago. My  ...

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