Creating your own deodorant using essential oils (Crosspost)

One of my favorite DIY products is the deodorant I create in my kitchen. Why in my kitchen instead of simply going to the store? Because when deodorant is made in my kitchen, it contains no aluminum zirconium, no parabens, and no propylene glycol. What it does contain...

Gratitude Challenge

One of the most expanding and enlightening activities I have ever partaken in was a conscious effort at increasing gratitude. I recently spent 21 days doing a daily semi-guided meditation with a friend of mine who was 5 states away for most of that time, and then an...

Values Assessment

We often hear about direction, focus, path. Finding our passion, living our ideal life. Lately, the buzz word has been “alignment.” But how do we get into alignment? Through our values. It is important to ask yourself, What values are important to me? What values...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves…” Richard Bach How did you feel when you read that Bach quote? What emotions did it evoke? If you are like me, you felt a little defensive. That knee jerk reaction, I don’t tell lies, especially to myself! But … is that,...

The Choices We Make

Inspired by Bertha. My friend Bertha (who is actually my friend Jane’s sassy alter ego) recently posed a musing  on Jane’s Facebook page: “The only way to stick to a budget…whether it’s for time, money, or a diet…is to include things you love.” This musing...

The perfect quote came through my feeds this morning:  “Clutter isn’t just the stuff in your closet. It’s anything that gets between you and the life that you want to be living.” Peter Walsh So True. When I tell people that I am a minimalist, they often look around at...

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