Essential Oils Improved My Marriage

What’s a marriage without some ups and downs?  Those of us with more than a few years of wedded bliss know that even happy marriages have their own challenges.  We’ve been through depression, anxiety attacks, a near-fatal birth, and a rebellious teen.  No, life has not always been smooth sailing.  I am happy to say…

10 Foods I NEVER Buy Anymore

For most of my adult life, three questions determined my diet: is it easy, is it cheap, and is it low-fat.  Cheap, easy and low-fat foods put most of our eating focus on pasta, rice, beans, and potatoes, and the super cheap chicken quarters from Sam’s Club ($0.29/lb at the time).  I’d skin and separate…

When Present Is All You Can Be

We spent hours in the emergency room of our little hospital a few nights ago.  My grown daughter’s new pregnancy was ending.  My child lost her child. There were signs before this.  A pregnancy that should have been nine weeks along only showed five weeks of growth on the ultrasound.  There was no heartbeat, just the sac….

5 Reasons NOT to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are are the geek-gone-chic of the health community.  They’re moving out of the hippie tent and into normal, average homes across the country, if not the globe.  Even celebrities and mainstream magazines are talking about essential oils.  Are these oils for you, though?  Before you jump on the oily bandwagon, you better check…