It’s NOT “Normal” to be Sick All the Time

“I’m fine.”
“Nothing’s that wrong with me.”
“It’s normal.”

Look around you, at how many people are chalking odd symptoms up to “just getting older”.

Look at how many kids are on prescriptions (7 out of 10 kids–did you know?).

Look at how many people can’t lift heavy things, can’t walk around the block, can’t cope with the necessary physical effort that’s required to do life. (Myself included with some of these – but I’m working on it!)

We’re not fine–it’s NOT normal to be sick or weak and just resign ourselves to it. We deserve health!

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Energetic Hooks, Red Flags, and Charging for Spiritual Work

I got my third Reiki attunement from very dear friends back in 2016.

These friends are powerful energy workers and healers, and I’m happy that we See eye to eye in many matters, both mundane and spiritual. That’s an uncommon friendship feature, when you stop and really think about it.

Too many relationships seem to come with energetic hooks that squeeze people via expectations and limits.

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O.U.R. Rescue: Ending the Horror of Child Sex Trafficking

Sometimes, reality is so harsh we’d rather not face it.

This might be a difficult topic to read about….but I want to share a story of hope that you and I can help create, just by investing in our own wellness.

There’s a lot of great charities in the world, but dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation has some especially inspiring partners who are improving lives every single day.

Specifically, the Healing Hands Foundation is helping to put an end to child sex trafficking and slavery with their support of Our Underground Railroad (O.U.R. Rescue) and Rapha House.

O.U.R. Rescue was founded in 2013 by Tim Ballard, who worked as a Special Agent for the US Department of Homeland Security for over a decade, dismantling child sex trafficking rings.

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why I picked dōTERRA

Well, if you want the short answer–it’s because they’re an amazing company with pure and natural products that work!

If you want to learn about how and why I ended up choosing dōTERRA, you can start with my blogs:

  1. Here’s the story of how I left another major oils company.
  2. Here’s why it took me almost 8 months to decide what to do next.

dōTERRA believes that health care is primarily self-care.

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why I almost didn't join dōTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA

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 dōTERRA, and I was even ready to toss out the entire MLM concept altogether.

Only recently did I came to a decision I feel fully at peace with!

Where it all started…

Back in December 2017, I wrote an article on my relatively new and quiet website, explaining why I decided to leave the essential oils company I’d wholeheartedly invested in for the past three years.

The article was more of a document for myself than anything. I was wholly unprepared for the huge response that my heartfelt sharing would generate!

I was simply writing an explanation for my downline, and also to make sense of the betrayal and frustration I felt. Continue reading

On Abortion as a Birthworker

Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me.

I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?”

And he said, “Well, yeah….aren’t you?”

He was surprised (and relieved) to learn that not all birth professionals are pro-life.

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Part 3 – My Journey to & Beyond Vegetarianism [Everything is Energy]

So in my last post in this series, I was feeling very unsettled and confused because wheat, the major ingredient in my diet, was suddenly being implicated as unhealthy, and the cause of my husband’s suspected Celiac disease.

This Celiac thing turned our world upside-down.

At first I approached it like a random allergy, as if he was allergic to strawberries or latex:

“Bummer!  Sorry you can’t have these noodles….”

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Living a Theoretical Life vs. Just Doing It: Caffeine

It occurred to me recently that I am living a largely theoretical life.

I may have clever or even divine inspirations, but I hesitate to act on them. I think of doing amazing, life-changing, progress-oriented things, but it seems that too often, I don’t follow through, or external things get in the way and for whatever reason, the progress is stunted.
For example, I have sworn off caffeine more times than I can count, yet at this very moment, there is a half-empty bottle of soda nearby.

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My Journey to and Beyond Vegetarianism, Part 2 (Grains are BAD?)

So in my last post in this series, I left off at the point where I was a complacent vegan who felt “pretty good” about my choices from an ethical and a nutritional standpoint, and was more or less satisfied with my diet for the time being.

Then, gradually, I lost my passion for veganism.  

Now, I was never one of those street-corner supporters, denouncing the evils of flesh food to anyone who would listen (ok, maybe in my head, tho).

From the start, I had been quietly passionate about lessening animal cruelty and helping the environment–and being vegan was the most tangible way I thought that I could effect positive change.

Somewhere along the line, I lost passion for most other things in my life, as well.  I was in the grips of a deep depression.

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My Journey to and Beyond Vegetarianism–Part 1

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 17 years–but I’m currently experiencing an inner earthquake of thoughts on health, ethics, nutrition and more–and I need to write about it.  The next few posts are going to chronicle my thought process and dietary evolution up to the precarious, interesting point of view I’m at now.

I first went veg as a teen, along with my mother, who was becoming veg again for the third or fourth time in her life (she had a habit of not staying true to herSelf in the face of ridicule or opposition from those closest to her).  I remember wanting Long John Silver’s chicken strips, and fish sandwiches from Burger King (we ate out a LOT), and then feeling so guilty after eating them. Continue reading