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A Letter From Your Body

A Letter From Your Body

I have a persnickety rib that likes to go rogue every now and then, and yesterday was a day it decided to wander.  To state the obvious, it’s uncomfortable. In fact, it’s quite painful. But beyond that, it’s a sign (and a fucking obvious one, might I add) that I’m to pay attention to my body more than I have  been.  It was totally my fault, this rib going rogue. I take full responsibility for my actions (or rather, lack of action).  It’s hard to do it all… to juggle all the things in life that we HAVE to do...

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The Best Essential Oil in the Universe: SANDALWOOD

The Best Essential Oil in the Universe: SANDALWOOD

I'm not sure if it was Lisa Loeb's 1995 song, Sandalwood, that influenced my complex love for the essential oil or not, but either way, here we are. I believe sandalwood is the best essential oil in the universe.  The. UNIVERSE.     There's something about sandalwood that transports me, calms me, and soothes my very last nerve. I'd bathe in a vat of it, if it were affordable.  Anyway, for the past couple of years I decided to finally do something with my essential oil training that I'd gotten eons ago, and started creating blends that not only smelled lovely, but served specific...

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Patience, Persistence, Tweaking

Patience, Persistence, Tweaking

Can we talk about what happens when you decide to shift your life? Well, when you first strike out to create a bit of change, there might be a twinge of excitement. But then fear, doubt, or even guilt may sneak in.  This is normal.  If you've been living ONE way, but then you create a new thought or behavior, your well trained, preprogrammed subconscious is going to buck against it. The subconscious loves predictability and routine, so even if the new thing is something you REALLY want or need, it doesn't matter, it's still gonna be hard create this change.  That's...

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Curiosity Cures

Curiosity Cures

I sat my ass down to do a little research on the formation of molecules, I'm telling you, I'm a total nerd. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was struck with the startling contrast of who I used to be, compared with who I am now. And being a nerd certainly is NOT how I would have classified myself 20 years ago.  Nah, 20 years ago I was a know-it-all shithead with a chip on her shoulder. I was also in hard-core survival mode (so totally understandable). I kept my emotional self locked up pretty tight and had some pretty rigid ways of...

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Crystal Without Coffee - Letting go of more than caffeine

Crystal Without Coffee - Letting go of more than caffeine

I decided to embark on the godless mission of giving up coffee.  Now, let me just tell you, this is not the first thing I've quit in my life, and hopefully won't be the last. And, if I'm honest, as I'm writing this, I'm wondering if I'll even give it up completely. But, despite the fate this tasty bean juice may have in my life, there's been a bit of enlightenment that's come from a week of its absence.  But first, my reasons why I decided to quit... In short, gut health. While I'm certainly not old yet, I can't say that I'm that young either. I've...

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