Inflammation, our worst enemy

Inflammation: “Reduce inflammation to treat the root of many issues. If your gut isn’t working right it can cause so many other issues.” ~ Jay Woodman I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled withContinue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Bravery: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Bravery Today’s gratitude challenge is about Bravery. I began to think of all the common definitions of this term such as valor, courage, and fearlessness. I briefly recalled images of 15th Century Knights in battle. Why? I’m guessing this is the sort of thing we are taught as children. We read epic stories of theContinue reading “Bravery: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Inflammation, our worst enemy

I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled with prostate cancer for years, as well as diabetes. I remember watching as he checked his sugar during our independent study session that followed the lunch hour.Continue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Get your lemon on!

Lemon! One of my most favorite essential oils is lemon. It’s so versatile. Because it tastes so fresh, it helps me get my daily recommended quota of water everyday. I don’t know about you, but there are days I just struggle to swallow 64 oz of the stuff. It can be outright bland. Lemon, makesContinue reading “Get your lemon on!”

Traveling with essential oils

Hello all, I decided to start a new series of ‘how to’ blogs based on essential oils and their everyday uses. Today I want to share how to make good use of the oils in the Premium Starter kit by Young Living. This kit comes with ten oils, plus a bonus oil and roller ballContinue reading “Traveling with essential oils”

Peer Pressure

Sometimes, flying alone is the key. Have you ever been asked to do something that just didn’t feel right? Giving into peer pressure can hurt your sense of self awareness and self-respect. In these types of instances, some people will try to convince you to do something you would not necessarily do on your ownContinue reading “Peer Pressure”

Self-Respect

We are responsible for our own lives. Each of us must recognize what has worked for us in the past, what has not worked, and make new decisions based on that knowledge for the next move. We have all made mistakes. We must determine if we are present in life or absent from it. IfContinue reading “Self-Respect”