Oh, THAT opposition…

Remember when I said that, astrologically speaking, I was supposed to be in a month-long opposition, but I felt like I was totally killing it at life? Well, I didn’t quite make it out scot-free. Yesterday morning, at about 1:45, I awoke to an unfamiliar urgency. I wasn’t quite sure what was happening, but I just knew that if I didn’t get out of bed […]

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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Today is a wonderful day. I was chatting with Summer this morning about how great I feel today, then I stopped short and asked her if this was “gloating” because I didn’t want to feed my ego or make anyone else feel badly. Her response was simple and perfect: No, I don’t think it’s gloating. I think it’s pride and that is healthy. This is […]

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Excuse me, do you have the Thyme?

Excuse me, do you have the Thyme?

Oh you guys!! I had a most amazing essential oil experience yesterday! So, I’ve been a doTERRA wellness advocate for almost 2 years now, and I firmly believe in their long term effects and benefits, but I’ve never had an instant gratification experience with them. UNTIL YESTERDAY! I regularly use different essential oils for many different things: Breathe for asthma and other respiratory issues OnGuard […]

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Pet sitting is like a tiny paid vacation…usually.

Pet sitting is like a tiny paid vacation…usually.

I haven’t slept in my own bed in over two weeks. I do pet sitting and house sitting as a side job and since it’s the holiday season, it’s a bit busier than usual. I was at one house last week, then the day I finished up there, I came to a new house. Today is my last day at this house and I finally […]

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Strong women lift each other up

Strong women lift each other up

While making next week’s spread in my calendar today, I was putting in my appointments – and simultaneously scheduling a few more – and I suddenly found myself filled to the brim with gratitude! I had been chatting with Summer about meeting with her to play with essential oils, right after scheduling a date with one of my oldest friends, Jen, and realized that I […]

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Being Vegetarian Does NOT Make You Skinny!

Being Vegetarian Does NOT Make You Skinny!

I mentioned earlier today that I used to be a vegetarian. This is true! I was a vegetarian for about eight years until like seven months ago. The reason I decided to become vegetarian in the first place was because I had never been taught how the meat gets onto my plate and I read a PETA brochure that was hanging on a friend’s fridge. […]

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Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

Wow, what a crazy week it’s been! My last post was on Thanksgiving Eve and then it’s been a whirlwind since then! On Thanksgiving, for the past several years, Summer’s mom has hosted Friendsgiving in Salem; I’ve always had family Thanksgiving in the early afternoon then been able to head back to Salem and have Friendsgiving in the evening… This year, since Summer’s mom is […]

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Holiday eating doesn’t have to be hard

Holiday eating doesn’t have to be hard

  Well, here I sit, on the eve of Thanksgiving – the first holiday of the “holiday season” and the kickoff of the season of overeating. Anyone who struggles with their weight is most likely having mixed feelings about tomorrow. We are excited about the gatherings and the delicious, seasonal foods that everyone makes; but we are also apprehensive about what to wear, how we […]

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The power of the mind is limitless

The power of the mind is limitless

Okay, now that I’ve gotten some of my recent, hugely impactful events out in the open, let’s transition to something slightly less, well, heavy! I want to talk about my fitness and weight loss journey a bit more. I’ve been overweight for as long as I can remember, though I’ve got photographic proof that I was once within a normal weight range for my age. […]

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The Owl and the Lioness

The Owl and the Lioness

I mentioned that I’ve been dreaming a lot lately; I LOVE that my brain is hard at work, processing what’s been running through my waking mind and looking for solutions in my subconscious while I sleep! A few nights ago, I dreamt that I was walking through a jungle-type forest and I saw a lioness (not a lion, but a lady-lion!) doing something – I […]

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