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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 [ keep reading ]

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doTERRA’s testing on foreskin?? Here’s the deal.

It’s time to make something clear about doTERRA’s testing practices. I’m seeing half a story being passed around, and people are jumping to vilify doTERRA before they consider all the facts. Recently, this study on Frankincense essential oil and this one on Lemongrass essential oil were released, and the ‘crunchy’ part of the internet got outraged. They [ keep reading ]

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that one time I thought I’d get to be homeschooled.

I remember asking my parents about how many years I would have to go to school.   They were always reticent to answer…saying that after elementary school was middle school, and then more levels of school–junior high, highschool, etc.  I felt so frustrated, and so eager to grow up and call my own shots properly. [ keep reading ]

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Abundance & Losing It: A Shamefully True Story

I’ve been doing a LOT of inner work on my money mindset lately.  I’m growing my business in ambitious proportions, and we’ve been enjoying a quality of life that’s really pretty excellent for the past few years, even with the difficulties that we may have. In short, I really love my life. People seem to [ keep reading ]

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Raising Kids Beyond Religion: A Booklist

Yes, I said “beyond” religion. I am not a fan of the concept that there is only one right way, which is central to so many major religions. I’m very much a freethinker in that regard, and I raise my kids to be freethinkers as well. As a parent and as a homeschooler, I don’t [ keep reading ]