Category Archives: Body

WILD ORANGE AND CINNAMON BLISS BALLS

September 15, 2016

  Oh my goodness, your life is about to change! Enter my Wild Orange and Cinnamon Bliss Balls. Raw, Vegan, Sugar-free and full of nature’s wholesome goodness. I absolutely love infusing my food with essential oils. The fun in the kitchen is endless, so today I got a bit creative with my cinnamon and orange essential Continue Reading »

5 SIMPLE CHANGES FOR A HEALTHIER 2016

January 11, 2016

Well, it’s 2016. How did that happen? My little boy turned 6 months old right before the New Year and I can’t believe that in a few short months, I’ll be organizing his first birthday party.   It seems like every year at this time, we are inundated with New Year’s resolution plugs and motivational Continue Reading »

TOP ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PREGNANCY

September 4, 2015

I’ve been a bit quiet around these parts the past few months. But, I think I’ve got a pretty good excuse. . .   Our son, Rafe Solomon, was born on June 30. With a quick (4.5 hours!) and natural labor, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, empowering way to welcome our son into Continue Reading »

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

June 10, 2015

healthy banana bread

One of the biggest perks of maternity leave has been the newfound sense of time on my hands. No longer are my days filled with teaching, grading and behavior management! As I eagerly await the arrival of Baby A, I am enjoying the slow mornings, looser agenda and freedom to delve into activities I enjoy, like Continue Reading »

PREGNANCY UPDATE

May 25, 2015

pregnancy update

Over the past several months, my blog has taken a backseat because there has been something more important that I’ve been working on—-growing a baby! I’ve mentioned to a few of my pregnant friends that I’ve felt my creativity zapped during this pregnancy and many of them agree that they’ve had similar experiences. Maybe my A-game Continue Reading »

5 DAILY PRACTICES FOR LOWERING STRESS

April 17, 2015

LOWERING STRESS

Ah, stress! One of my most disliked words, yet one that I’ve had a close relationship with throughout my life. Stress reared its ugly head all throughout my late teens and early adulthood. I would get stressed out over petty things and this could quickly snowball into crippling anxiety. Looking back, I just didn’t have the right tools to cope Continue Reading »

RAW CHOC PEPPERMINT BLISS BALLS

February 3, 2015

choc peppermint bliss balls 1

Let’s address the obvious: I have a sweet tooth!! I’m the one at the party who goes back for that second slice of birthday cake. I luuuuuv spending an afternoon baking in my kitchen and I especially enjoy going out for ice cream with the hubby (I can never pass up the double scoop!). Choc peppermint Continue Reading »

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS?

January 28, 2015

DoTERRA essential oils

I’ll be honest. I used to think only hippies used essential oils. Like, people who loved trees and nature. But then it dawned on me, I love trees and nature. Plus, I really love holistic health and wellness. Gosh, I sure had been living under a rock! It seems my social media has blown up lately Continue Reading »

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

January 9, 2015

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

  I remember it well. It was a sunny day in 2007, a few weeks after I arrived to Australia from my hometown of Nashville. I’d been in Australia for a little while and the homesickness was starting to set in. I was volunteering with a church but hadn’t really gotten into a busy routine Continue Reading »

THE SECRET TO NEVER DIETING AGAIN

December 19, 2014

I just got back from lunch at my favorite cafe. You know what’s so cool about this statement? I wouldn’t have been able to say that a few years ago. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s quite sad, really. I was too anxious to eat out at restaurants where I wasn’t in control of preparing Continue Reading »