As you gear up for the holidays and get ready for your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll want to prepare yourself by cutting back on alcohol and sugar starting today.  You don’t want to just go cold turkey on these things or you may end up with withdrawal when you start a new detox program or exercise regime in January, making it more difficult to stick to your resolution.  It’s best to start weaning yourself little by little over the next few weeks. I[Read more]

Being Well

All sorts of chronic illness runs in my family from diabetes and cancer to autoimmune disorders and more.   It took me a long time to realize that if I wanted to avoid these preventable diseases and live a long, healthy life, I needed to make some changes.  The first thing I needed to do was to prioritize my own health and wellness rather than focusing on taking care of everyone else first.  Don’t get me wrong, I love taking care[Read more]

Detox Programs for Your Thriving Life

Did you know we’re exposed to more toxins in one day than our grandparents were in an entire year?!  Seriously!  Even if all you eat are local, whole, non-packaged, non-processed and organic foods, there’s no way to avoid toxic build up in your body.  Toxins are everywhere, in the air, in the water, and in many self-care and household cleaning products. And don’t forget about toxic emotions and thoughts!  These lead to stress and stress comes with a whole host of health[Read more]


Most days I wake up thinking about all the things I have to get done.  This is, simply put, the inevitable reality of busy adults.  There are bills to pay, dogs to walk, kids to raise, jobs in which to perform, and then cram in all the little errands required to keep a household going and you’ve got a recipe for stress and mental exhaustion. As adults, we have a responsibility to keep it together and get things done.  Busy thoughts are[Read more]

Arborvitae Essential Oil

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in therapeutic benefits. Arborvitae essential oil has a high content of tropolones, a group of chemical compounds that protect against environmental and seasonal threats, have powerful purifying properties, and promote healthy cell function. Hinokitiol, one of the tropolones in Arborvitae, protects the body from harmful elements while supporting normal cell activity. This compound also contributes to Arborvitae’s natural insect repellent properties. Thujic acid, another tropolone found in[Read more]

A Healthy Halloween Treat

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.  People are putting together fun costumes and gearing up for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. The problem is, with so many sugary treats at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult not to go overboard.  Why not offer folks a Halloween treat that’s good for  them?  This low-glycemic, low-calorie,[Read more]