Who’s Got the Cure for Viral Fear?

I’m absolutely sick of the viral fear that’s been plaguing our planet.

Lots of uncomfortable truths are being unveiled in the world, and the division is worse than ever before – extreme and alarming.

If you follow the Schumann resonance, you know it’s been measuring off the charts for weeks now.

>> The Schumann resonance can be described as the frequency or heartbeat of planet Earth, mother Gaia. It tends to correspond with intenisty in human events and consciousness. Might sound woo, but NASA measures it too.

The energetic split that we’re witnessing in society right now is wild…and I am more and more motivated to speak truth to my own reality, instead of paying attention to the fearmongering, power-plays, and propaganda.

(Yes, I know that the ‘rona is real. I know that people have lost their lives to it, and I hold compassion for those souls – truly.)

However, I have come to believe that the greater concern is not a virus – but our world’s insane response to this pandemic.

 

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Day 7 of Bullsh*t Weather in Texas…Here’s the Tea

So last Thursday was our second “snow day” of this year…and by noon the roads were already becoming unsafe. We don’t usually get snow so much as ice – under all this snow is a layer of ice that’s up to 3″ thick.

See my last post re: no driving + water/food/power concerns.

We’re now on our seventh day of bullshit weather and abysmal emergency response.

I’ve been reading and researching, trying to make sense this mess…and here’s the tea I’ve got so far.

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texas blizzard 2021 is gross and rude

Texas snow sucks because we are unprepared

Everyone likes to make fun of the South for complaining when the weather gets a little cold here. The thing is, we are not prepared for weather like this, and neither is our state’s infrastructure!

It’s never been plainer to me that what I reallyREALLY want is to live self-sustainably, and this hideous weather showcases exactly what we need to change to get there.

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A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

Hey, um…was 2020 actually kind of a banner year for you, in spite of it all?

The past 10+ months have been full of uncertainty, but we are already pretty well-acquainted with surfing the wild waves…

We had lots of big plans in January 2020, and while almost nothing worked out how we expected, plenty of things DID actually crystallize in positive ways for us.

I’m super-grateful for our privilege and our wellbeing.

Since 2013, I’ve done a simple ritual to close out the prior year, as part of my work with Leonie Dawson’s workbooks.

This involves reflecting and re-framing the things that happened to gain clarity + momentum to carry me forward!

The idea is to look back at the past in order to learn from it and release it…instead of getting hung up in that stagnant energy and staying there.

This means I’m celebrating 2020 with a gratitude list.

Psst! you can do this with me in my INVOKING 2021 Circle! 

Now, sure, there was some gnarly stuff in our personal world. Loads of upheaval (more than usual – even for us!), and definitely some tears and tragedy.

That said, I refuse to downplay our personal victories and joys – especially this year. I won’t be making anyone’s life easier or happier by holding back my own joy!

My motto of the year was chosen back in early January, and it’s “Extra is the new minimum”, a quote by Gala Darling, who is my glam-rock, DGAF inspo. I think I did a pretty good job embodying that vibe, even with the year going all kinds of wonky…

So anyway, here’s my 2020 gratitude list:

– #1 best thing: WE MOVED!

Moving in a pandemic was…interesting…but it also was perfectly, divinely timed.

We made the final decision less than a week before covid hit the US, and I remember the reaction of one of my best (and most financially savvy!) friends. She was surprised we still went forward with our plan, despite the pandemic. I think the word she used was ‘ballsy’! 🙂

To me, it didn’t feel ballsy. If anything, it felt like the Universe was calling me in, saying, are you SURE you want this? Are you really ready for it? Um, obviously, yes!

I couldn’t even consider refusing..

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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. 


Olga Dossa:  What was the catalyst that inspired you into mothering the way that you do?

Krystal Trammell:  I became a mother when I was just 18, and my parenting style has really gone through many shifts and evolutions since that time, when I was so overwhelmed and terrified of messing everything up.

I suppose, when I really think back to just one thing – it was my desire to succeed in breastfeeding my second child, which led me to La Leche League’s work – that was truly the first step in the journey towards Now.

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what do unshcoolers believe

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 the innate capabilities and curiosity of the human spirit from birth.

Firstly, we do not see children as inferior to adults (that’s adultism, FYI).

We strive to treat people of all ages as primarily competent, well-intentioned individuals who possess sufficient internal motivation and drive to learn and grow throughout life.

In short, unschoolers believe positive, life-affirming things about human nature, and we have (or cultivate) a large amount of trust in our children as people.

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why I almost didn't join dĹŤTERRA

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 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!

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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 take a few minutes to do it justice…bear with me)

Young Living’s oils have been transformational in our lives and health. I still believe that Young Living’s oils are better than grocery-store or discount oils…but they’ve broken my trust, and there’s no coming back from that.

I no longer believe Young Living’s oils to be the best on the market. It’s come to light that they’re NOT as committed to sustainable and ethical practices as they claim to be.

I’ve personally always felt a nagging suspicion that there’s been something “off” about their products and company. Call it intuition (I unwisely ignored it).

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Unschooling: Writing your first paper EVER for Graduation

Recently, my oldest son wrote something–for basically the second time in his life.

He’s 18, and ready to graduate this month. We made up a list together, tweaked several times, about what we both felt made up a well-rounded and useful list of experiences, accomplishments, things to read, and so on.

Writing has never been a big thing for him. He’s fine with basic communication via email, etc. He knows how to interact online, obviously, and can do a good job of being professional as well.

But as far as writing “essays” or “reports”, that wasn’t really something on his priority list. He’s never been into “literature”, although he did go thru a jag of reading fantasy novels when he was maybe 14. Continue reading