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Best Essential Oils for Beginners

Are you wondering how to get started using essential oils? First, attend a class! You can check my Facebook for Livestreams almost every week! In the meantime, these are my top “beginner’s picks” for getting started with essential oils! Why THESE oils? Because they’re easy to use, and they work REALLY well for dealing with [ keep reading ]

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Unschooling & Parenting Respectfully – Without Feeling Like a Martyr

Are you feeling curious about unschooling and whether it might work for your family? Wondering how to apply the principles of cooperative parenting with your kids? I’ve definitely been there! My oldest child is now 18, and we’ve been working toward mutually respectful and cooperative relationships for a long time. I first learned about gentle parenting [ keep reading ]

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Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview

This interview was originally published in March 2014 as part of the lovely Olga Dossa’s “Inspiring Peace” series on being an empowered, joyful and peaceful mother.  Her amazing work on peaceful mothering, postnatal depression, and healing through yoga and meditation can be found at OlgaDossa.com – go check it out! Olga Dossa:  What was the [ keep reading ]

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Why I don’t owe you an explanation of my NO.

This article is also posted on theHomestead.Guru, under the title, Why You Should Say NO More Often and Give Fewer Fucks For many years, I thought that it was my responsibility, my duty, to deep-dive into the most terrible and baffling things, in some mad hope of understanding them in order to transmute them–to bring about [ keep reading ]

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Parents, Unschooling, and Emotional Healing

On sharing space with your parents, as an unschooling parent: For many years, even into adulthood, I was consumed by the desire to escape, to run away. I didn’t want my kids to have a close relationship with my parents. I didn’t feel like my parents and unschooling “got along” – they valued obedience and control, [ keep reading ]

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What Do Unschoolers Believe? Unschooling, Defined.

Unschooling, defined? How we’re different: Unschoolers believe similar broad concepts about the nature of children and of learning, that set us slightly apart from other people. There are plenty of unschoolers who may disagree on some of the finer points, but the core beliefs are, in my opinion, fairly common ground: Unschoolers believe strongly in [ keep reading ]

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Why I almost didn’t join dĹŤTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dĹŤTERRA Wow, what a ride it’s been. Over the past 9 months (!), I have unraveled the deceptive practices of one essential oils company and researched a ton of other ones. I almost didn’t join dĹŤTERRA, and I was even ready to toss out the entire MLM concept altogether. Only [ keep reading ]

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What Money Really Is: An Amplifier & Lubricant

Money is not evil, it’s not corruption, and it’s not actually something that changes people. Money is simply a CURRENCY–like water in a stream. It flows with ease and gentleness wherever it’s not blocked off. It can also rush through like a torrent of destruction, tearing apart the landscape around it with zero remorse.   [ keep reading ]

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Why I LEFT Young Living Essential Oils – The Truth Is Out

Links updated + added July 2018 This may come as a shock, but as of August 2017, I’ve cancelled my membership with Young Living. The evidence just keeps mounting against Young Living as a company. I’m embarrassed and saddened that I promoted their products for over 3 years. Please allow me to explain why… (This will [ keep reading ]