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15 Ways to Support Your Immune System, with Dr. Marissa Heisel & Krystal Trammell

The original version of this article was published in March 2020 on Dr. Marissa’s excellent site, TransformationalEssentials.com. 15 Ways to Support Your Immune System (Naturally!) The tail-end of Winter often feels like a final sprint of fortitude for our immune systems, and this is especially true given the widespread worry about a major global health [ keep reading ]

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Claire’s Rainbow Bridge Birthday Story

Telling a Rainbow Bridge birthday story is a Waldorf tradition that can be really fun and special as your child grows. It’s sort of like a birth story, but told in fantasy or myth-form. The Rainbow Bridge is the passage to Earth from the ether, spirit world, heaven, or whatever your beliefs may call it. [ keep reading ]

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Back from the dōTERRA Together 2019 Convention!

We’re back from a week spent in Salt Lake City at the dōTERRA Convention! What a fun whirlwind it’s been! This was my second time attending the Global Convention – and this time, my husband got to attend with me. He met many of the brilliant, heart-centered humans that I look up to – many [ keep reading ]

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How I learned I wasn’t an Introvert: Healing Social Trauma and Building Community

How I learned I wasn’t an introvert: Healing Social Trauma and Building Community A big focus of my 30s has been dedicated to healing social trauma in myself. I used to think I was an introvert, or anti-social…later I thought, maybe I’ve got Asperger’s? (Maybe I do.) Now, I realize that I’m healing from social [ keep reading ]

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Food Freedom? On Allowing Your Kids to Eat Whatever They Want

This article was originally posted on TheHomestead.Guru Unschooling goes beyond education and learning–it bleeds over into every area of your life, eventually. So what does it look like to be unschooling food? For many unschoolers, unschooling food means exactly what it sounds like: kids are given the freedom to eat whatever they want. Many of [ keep reading ]

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What ARE Essential Oils? History, Science, and Benefits

I used to think essential oils were just another health trend destined for the compost pile. In fact, they’ve stood the test of time for thousands of years already–and hold up to the scrutiny of modern science, too. << Storytime! >> I first learned about essential oils when my daughter caught pneumonia as a toddler. [ keep reading ]

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Why I DON’T WEAR Sunscreen + What I Do Instead

I just spent two straight days outside in the heat and sun, and I don’t wear sunscreen! But I didn’t burn. I never wear sunscreen anymore, for a bunch of reasons – but more importantly, I don’t wear sunscreen because I no longer need it. Plenty of my skin was exposed for 5 hours at [ keep reading ]

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Avoiding Healthy Habits? Here’s Why:

Do you avoid healthy habits, even if your brain “knows” they’re good for you? Unfortunately, logic alone is not enough to combat our deeply held, often unconscious beliefs and fears. Our brain tries to keep us safe – and often has us avoiding things that scare us, even if that fear is 100% not a [ keep reading ]

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Seven Reasons Why dōTERRA is the Perfect MLM Company

This month marks my 1-year anniversary with the best essential oils company in the world: dōTERRA! I know dōTERRA is the perfect MLM, because I tried pretty much ALL the others first (yes, really). So, to celebrate – I wanted to detail WHY dōTERRA is the perfect MLM, because to be honest, I wasn’t going [ keep reading ]

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Essential Oil Ethics: Are they Sustainable?

Is it Irresponsible to use Essential Oils?? Hardly.  Occasionally I’ll hear someone on a rant about how ALL corporations are evil – and ANY essential oils being marketed today are unethical to purchase and use. They say that essential oil production is exploitative – little more than greenwashed consumerism! After I learned the truth behind [ keep reading ]