I have just returned from another cross-country mission trip and am yet again full of peace. Following my first disaster relief trip to Greenbrier County, West Virginia, I shared a post called The cure to my anxiety (read it here). In it, I told a bit of my story, and how I came to find inner … Continue reading Perfect Peace: a different perspective on mindfulness
I love mornings like the one I just had. My favorite worship playlist, a warm cup of tea, and spending a few hours in my own little oily world of imagination and creativity. Reading, organizing, and DIY-ing. When I first started my essential oil journey a year ago, I admit I was in the category … Continue reading My favorite uses for lavender essential oil
From time to time, I scroll through my blog and read the very first post I ever wrote. I use this time to center myself and be reminded of why I began this blog in the first place: To point myself and others back towards our awesome Creator, in order to discover what true wellness … Continue reading An intro to oils + a free bottle of Lavender!
I am addicted to lip balm. I always have it in my pocket, and apply it way more often than I need to. Especially this time of year, as the weather cools and the air becomes dryer. But that's okay, because I make the stuff I use. It's cheap, AND it's completely natural. Here's a … Continue reading The best homemade lip balm
With the weather beginning to cool, I find myself craving more and more comfort foods: foods that are warm, baked, and spiced with cinnamon, clove, or ginger. If we slow down and pay attention, we can see that our bodies are so in-tune with the rhythm of nature. Eating with the seasons, and listening to your body's … Continue reading How to prepare grains properly + a recipe
I will start by saying that anxiety is a very real thing. Many of us struggle with it to varying degrees, from mild to crippling. I know that everyone's anxiety story is different, and this is mine. To me, anxiety has been - at times - an inescapable, pit-in-your-stomach, butterflies-in-your-chest, scared-for-no-reason, occasionally irrational, and dreaded … Continue reading The cure to my anxiety
I'm all about cool weather and the upcoming fall season, but if there is one thing I will sorely miss about these hot summer days, it's the fresh produce. I am amazed at how eating with the seasons perfectly complements our bodies' specific needs for each part of the year. We truly were made to … Continue reading Fresh summer garden salad