Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister

I walked my oldest daughter into middle school for the first time recently. That in itself is emotional, but as I walked into the school, I was transported back to my 6th-grade year. PTSD isn’t just something that can happen to soldiers, but to anyone whose been through a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD canContinue reading “Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister”

3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog

It’s been a little quiet here lately; life happened. I’ve been busy keeping my ship from sinking, dumping out water while it’s still spilling in. Being a wife and mom is hard enough, but adding chronic illness to the mix makes it even harder. I’m the ship with a chronic disease, and holes keep springingContinue reading “3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog”

The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List

Goodbye Toxins, Hello Nature You’re walking through the grocery store (or browsing online for pick-up items like me), you are going about your normal routine. Then you stumble into the cleaning section with the fragrance section right there and we all love our homes to smell good. So it’s easy to add all the airContinue reading “The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List”

The last Time

This quote stopped me immediately and I re-read it multiple times. Flashes of the “last’s” swirling through my brain like a movie reel. The last time I spoke to a loved one, the last time I picked up my youngest daughter, the last time I was normal- instead of living with chronic illness, depression, andContinue reading “The last Time”

Hello March

Hello March, I humbly ask you take it easy on us. Kids have been out of school again, and they are always hungry. Do these kids ask their teachers for snacks all day? Oh and at the end of the month we’re going to have an 11 year old. This poor kid has missed outContinue reading “Hello March”

Oil Spotlight: Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang essential oil has a permanent spot on my nightstand, inhaling this oil lessens tension and stress plus promotes positive feelings. However, that’s not the reason it stays on my nightstand- weather your having fun alone or with a partner it adds a little warmth to spice things up. Interested in learning a bitContinue reading “Oil Spotlight: Ylang Ylang”

Valentine’s Day: Essential Oils To Set The Mood

I’m going to get honest first thing, I don’t do Valentine’s day. My kids of course get to buy/make Valentine’s- before the chronic illness came crashing in I would have sewn the girls matching outfits. If your new here, Im Amy, and used to be one of those Pinterest/crafty moms before health issues changed theContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: Essential Oils To Set The Mood”

Be Mine For Longer: Women’s Heart Health

February is the month of love. Women and moms everywhere give so much love to others that we often forget to love on ourselves. Taking a shower and running errands alone, while great, isn’t self care.  When we think of Women’s health most of us assume that we’ve got it covered, because we have ourContinue reading “Be Mine For Longer: Women’s Heart Health”

Hello February: What’s Happening This Month

doTERRA has added some amazing new products this month. doTERRA Nutrition line helps us reimagine our nutrition with the introduction of dōTERRA Protein, doTERRA Greens and doTERRA Fiber. These items come together to support the immune system, energy levels, and digestive health with pure, natural ingredients. doTERRA is loving on all of it’s customers withContinue reading “Hello February: What’s Happening This Month”

Peppermint Snacking Chocolate

If you’re not a fan of mint-flavored stuff then this post isn’t for you. While not my top favorite I do love the occasional mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes Mints, Peppermint drizzled over brownies or these Peppermint snacking chocolates. If your not familiar with the amazing benefits of Peppermint essential oil head over toContinue reading “Peppermint Snacking Chocolate”