Lemon Essential Oil

I swear I go through a bottle of Lemon essential oil every month!  I use it for absolutely everything – from green cleaning and cooking, to flavoring my drinking water and purifying my laundry or odors throughout the house (or in my case, throughout the RV that I travel full-time in with my husband, dog, and cat).  Our Lemon essential oil comes from the rind of lemons that are grown on small family farms in Italy.  I absolutely L.O.V.E. the[Read more]

Top Tips for Balanced Relationships

This past week I learned a valuable lesson in relationships.  Did you know there is a golden rule to keeping balanced relationships at home, at work, and elsewhere.  People respond better to positive praise and are more likely to want to do more things right in order to receive more positive praise. Unfortunately we tend to go straight for the negative or “constructive” criticism when dealing with people in our lives.  Does it ever feel like the negative interactions outweigh[Read more]

Oven-Baked Tostadas in 20 Minutes or Less!

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner, am I right?  But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for convenience.  I love Mexican food, but that also doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice health for fried tostada goodness.  I figured out you can bake soft corn tortillas to crisp them up and then add whatever toppings you want.   I was able to have these delicious oven-baked tostadas in my belly in less than 25 minutes!  The coconut[Read more]

Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift[Read more]

Inner Peace & Gratitude

Is your glass half empty or half full?  Most of us aren’t hard-wired to see the positive side of things, to be grateful for what we have in our lives, the things we’ve accomplished, or to see how we add value to the lives of others.  I’ll admit there was a time when it was very difficult to live in a state of gratitude for the things and people I had in my life. First world problems right?  But it’s all[Read more]

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa

Even here in Southern California it’s been somewhat chilly this Winter.  I was in the mood for something warm and immediately I thought about Moroccan spices and how those would do the trick.  Here’s a super simple recipe I threw together with spices and ingredients I already had in the fridge and cupboard. Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch[Read more]