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Top 25 Essential Oils for Military Spouses & Families

The military lifestyle. It’s not really understood until you’re knee-deep in all it entails. Stress. Abandonment. Stress. Consistent inconsistencies. Dreaming of a glimmer of stability. Stress. Love. Joy. Heartbreak. Loneliness. Did I mention stress? As a Navy Wife, I’ve personally been incredibly thankful for the little things that have helped us navigate life much more …

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How To Begin A Healthy Lifestyle

Our world is full of toxins. Toxic chemicals can be found in our environment, with little we can do about it. Toxins can be found in our homes. Toxins can be found in our food. Toxins are found just about everywhere… So what’s the point? Why avoid them? I get it. We’re all surrounded by …

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What if you could feel better…

I’ll never forget… those 8 excruciatingly long years living in my own version of Hell. I’ve shared my wellness journey over at our But You Don’t Look Sick post… but I hadn’t taken the time to actually spill my heart on video… until now… Seizures Mobility difficulty Cognitive difficulty Chronic weakness Chronic fatigue Chronic pain Severe, …

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22 Ways to Help Your Mind Slow Down

What do you do when your mind just won’t stop? It’s that moment again… at the most inopportune time your mind decides to race, keeping you awake, preventing you from focusing, or completely distracting you from your mountain of “to-do list” entries. You just want to get enough done today to feel productive and accomplished, …

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

It’s that time of year again. The season of mass Halloween candy rush has ended (until next time). The parties have stopped. And the pile of sugar earned from a hard night’s work of Trick or Treating never seems to end. What is one to do with all that left over candy??? I definitely don’t …

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “… but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while my eyes rolled …

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Is Wellness a Luxury?

Have you seen the headlines? “Wellness is the new luxury.” What do you think? Is it true? Or did you just have a massive eye-roll? My experience losing my health… and my income Looking back at my 20s… I was fit. I was healthy. I was physically unstoppable. Then my health fell out… and it …

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Why I Use Essential Oils

Other than smelling amazing, essential oils have many properties that help you feel better without any nasty or toxic chemical additives that potentially could produce annoying or dangerous side effects. Why I use essential oils: I’ve used essential oils for most of my life to help me overcome everything from nausea to headaches and pains …

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10 Phrases That Keep You From Being Happy

There is a lot of talk and activism throughout the internet about bullying. Bullying can be devastating! But what do you do if you’re the one bullying yourself? How you talk to yourself matters! In fact, it matters more than how other people talk to you. Yes… How you talk to yourself could actually be …

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that fragrant “smell-good?” What …

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Supporting Your Child’s Sleep

** A guest post by Amber from Amber’s Intuition Do children ever stop? I mean… that time of night… every night… it starts. Finish dinner… relax as a family… brush teeth… potty… pajamas… and BAM “I don’t have to go sleep in my bed!!!” between sobs and massive tears streaming. Bedtime routine never seems to …

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Job Security – Too Good To Be True?

I remember hearing about the work force and what is expected of new adults while I was growing up. My parents never missed the opportunity to talk about the future, largely focusing on the importance of planning and career goals. Those conversations always ended up stressing the same line of progression: Graduate high school Graduate …

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6 Tips To Get What You Want

Are you stuck wanting something, but can’t figure out how to get it?​ We grow up constantly hearing “you can’t always get what you want” – but anyone who has seen success knows that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to achieve it.  1. First you must decide what it …

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Is It Selfish To Focus On Yourself?

You hear it all the time… You need to take care of yourself. You’re too burned out and need some YOU time. You can’t forget about YOU BUT… Taking time out for yourself means taking time away from everything else… like your career or your family… do you really have time for that? Realizing that, you …

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5 Crucial Steps To Change Your Life

​Have you ever thought one of the following thoughts? Money shouldn’t be spent Opportunities are limited Risk is dangerous Success is temporary ​Then you could be holding yourself back, and not even realize it! Your mindset – the way you think – could be causing you to look at successful people and assume they were lucky, …

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