Weekend Yard Work - muscle and joint recovery with essential oils

Some of you have been following along with our many home repairs and renovations lately. I’m still trying to finish things up inside, but I have to parcel out my spoons carefully so I still have a BUTT-ton of trim to prime and paint. In the meantime, we had our driveway repoured and in the process, all the old shrubs needed to come out. They weren’t what would be my choice anyway – holly bushes are beautiful, but their pokey lea...

Respiratory support with Douglas Fir and a whole lot more

So as you all know I’ve been struggling with some respiratory muckity-much for the past few weeks. And what I tend to when I’m dealing with something is research the heck out of it. I know not everyone is like that, but I really enjoy finding new ways to deal with stuff – and then y’all can benefit from it ‘cause I’ll share what I learn with you. So I haven’t been able to completely shake this crud. I know a lot of it has to do with Actemra, but I still want it to go away. Last week I sat down with my favorite oil reference book, checked the index for respiratory support and *bingo* I learned a bunch of new things. I ...

New YouTube Show--Essential DIY!!

Hey amazing readers! I'm starting a crazy adventure with my sweet Mollypop. We are DIYing and sharing our adventures with you. Mo hasn't been a crafty person in the past, so it makes this extra fun (and probably extra funny at times). We'll start having some cool projects next episode, but for now we are looking for some feedback. What are the top things you're interested in learning? Please share in the comments.

Medication Side Effects and Pie

Good gravy it’s been a little rough lately . My immune system is on vacation or something. Actually I think it has to do with the recent change in my meds, which is the motivation for this post. Thankfully I only take one medication these days, Actemra. At first I took it every two weeks, but that wasn’t quite enough – even with diet, exercise, and oils, I need a little help with my joints. So last rheumy app...

The Reality of Exhaustion & Fatigue

I'd like to welcome Caz from InsvisiblyMe.com with a great post that gives you insight into what people with chronic illnesses struggle with. Make sure you check out her blog and Facebook page and give her some love! What exhaustion and fatigue are not … 1. Laziness – it’s not simply not “wanting” to do something or not being bothered. 2. A temporary state that you can simply overcome with a little positive thinking or an energy drink. 3. Cured by sleep – being “sleep tired” and being exhausted are not mutually exclusive but they’re not the same thing. Getting some Zzzs does not equal a body that’s got energy. 4. An excuse – It’s a reason, ...

Spring into a Healthier Home

April in NC is beautiful…… blooms everywhere. But also pollen……EVERYWHERE. If you’ve never experienced full blown pine pollen you have NO FREAKIN’ IDEA what a mess it makes everything. It actually hasn’t been as bad this year as in past years because we had a weird snap of really warm weather in early February. Some years it’s so think you can practically shovel it. Which br...