Emotional Health, Healthy Living

The Power of Intention

ResearchGate Publication posted an article titled: Evidence about the Power of Intention, and since I have been studying this topic myself recently, I decided this was a post I wanted to share. It states, "Intention is defined as a directed thought to perform a determined action. Thoughts targeted to an end can affect inanimate objects… Continue reading The Power of Intention

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Hope for Smokers?

As I search for new and interesting ways to help others and to use essential oils, I have found an article by Emma Tucker on dezeen, dehot zeenlist that offers an interesting twist on diffusing essential oils. And, it could offer help to those ready to quit smoking. The Smarin's Le Sifflu "peace-pipe"  (created by… Continue reading Hope for Smokers?

Emotional Health, Healthy Living

What is BEAUTY?

To me, beauty is so much more than what we see. It's heart, spirit, nature, health, integrity, honor, love, kindness... Beauty goes below the surface and into the soul. We must take care of our physical body. We only have one, so when we treat it poorly, it tends to FIGHT BACK. As we focus… Continue reading What is BEAUTY?

Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Good Eats

This summer, it's important, with all the junk we tend to eat, to try harder to be healthy. So here's a few suggestions: Add more fruit and vegetables to your diet. During the hot months, it's difficult to eat heavy foods any way, so we tend to do a lot of snacking. Which isn't necessarily… Continue reading Healthy Living: Good Eats

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

DIY BATH SALTS

Mix together: 1/4 cup Epsom salt 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/8 cup of baking soda 20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) I love mixing wild orange and peppermint, lavender and peppermint, rosemary and peppermint, and/or rosemary and spearmint. You can also add petals or herbs, of wanted. For my trusted brand of essential oils,… Continue reading DIY BATH SALTS

Healthy Living

Get Fit Challenge!

Let's talk Health and Wellness. Now, this includes all the body, mind, and spirit. But today, we're talking body. I've been eating well for a while now, and I've been walking. I went from being bedridden to walking almost 6 miles, 4to 5 days a week. I had lost 4 lbs. doing this over a… Continue reading Get Fit Challenge!

Healthy Living

Avacado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Last week was a little slow for me. I wasn't feeling well a few of the days and didn't work out my normal 5 days a week. But I did get 3 workouts in. I only lost 1 lb. but, hey, I lost a pound. Whoo Hoo! Anyway, I'm back to good health and am… Continue reading Avacado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Healthy Living

Veggie Skillet

A couple of nights ago, as I was prepping for dinner, my youngest son came into the kitchen, took one look at me chopping yellow squash and zucchini and starting all but gagging. "Aw, Mom, I hate those!" I reminded him that just two weeks ago I'd made Veggie soup and he'd loved it. He… Continue reading Veggie Skillet

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

DIY FROZEN YOGURT BITES

I got this tasty treat from the Aroma Tools blog. Frozen Yogurt Bites Servings: 2 cups Time: 10 minutes active; 2 hours inactive Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 1/2 cup fruit of choice 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 drop citrus essential oil (lemon, orange, lime, etc.) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1… Continue reading DIY FROZEN YOGURT BITES

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Tomato Basil Salad

Okay, my salad doesn't ever look like this, because I don't arrange my salads to look pretty. But I love this salad. It's one of my favorites. I usually don't add the cheese, simply because I prefer it without, but it's still good with. I prefer basil fresh from the garden, but you can get… Continue reading Tomato Basil Salad

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables each day? Part of Healthy Living is healthy eating. It's recommended by most nutritionist to each six small meals each day and to stop eating after 8 pm. On this blog, I'll add healthy tips for eating, exercise, etc. Today's tip, eat more fruit! And eat 6 small… Continue reading Healthy Living