Two years ago I’d just had my third child. I was sleep deprived, stretched (in more ways than one), it was Winter and everyone kept getting sick. A close friend suggested I try essential oils and I thought she’d misunderstood my situation completely. I didn’t need a nice smelling house.

Who else cringes when they hear the word “diet?” The word itself conjures feelings of dread with images of a hungry, joyless existence. Not fun, or a sustainable approach to living a healthy life – no wonder they never work. What I’ve found to be a more appealing and successful is adding in V’s taking out. This positive approach to eating is where the gold is at.

“I’m not crazy you know?” My husband looks at me with sad eyes as he explains his mental illness has been upgraded from anxiety to bi-polar. Somehow the new label seems much more daunting.

I’m not sure if it’s just me but the term self-care is being thrown around a lot lately. Caring for yourself seems like a no brainer. We all do it every day. But do we do it with love? Just a thought, but what if this whole self-care thing was the key to having a happier life? What if…….

It’s ironic we need to survive something that is supposed to be the most special time of the year. Yet that’s how many of us feel. We get stressed about presents, commitments and often the anticipation of overindulgence. Here are a few strategies I’m going...

Confession time. I have been making my own laundry detergent for about three months now. I never thought I would be one of “those people”. You know the “non-mainstream” people. The people who do things “normal” people hear about and wonder “why the hell would...