Saturday, June 27, 2015

My first Thrive Market order

So excited!  Today I received my first Thrive Market order in the mail and saved a lot of money.  I tend to do all of my shopping at New Seasons and it gets expensive!  Then I found out about Thrive market which is like Costco for natural products.

This is the Castile soap I use in all my natural cleaning and I bought it for less than $7.00

Find out how you can be registered in a drawing for $1,000 worth of free product and get 25% OFF your first order


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DIY Non-toxic Cleaning with Essential Oils

Here's the recording for those of you who couldn't make it LIVE.  At the end you'll find out how to get your FREE ebook of cleaning recipes.  #reduceyourtoxicload, #allnaturalcleaning

Also here is information to Thrive Market (which I talked about in the webinar) where I'm now getting my Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap and bar soap.  Check it out:

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Next webinar will be on DIY all natural non-toxic beauty and personal care products!

DIY Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils- Starts in 6 hrs!

DIY non toxic cleaning with essential oils starts today in 6 hours on Google Hangouts.  Join me!

I'll be going over the most common essential oils used in cleaning/disinfecting, a super easy shopping list of ALL the the ingredients needed for multiple household cleaning purposes AND you'll receive a FREE Ebook of the DIY cleaning recipes. 

Please share with anyone you think might be interested and feel free to post questions in the comment section so I can be sure to answer them on the webinar!

UPDATE:  Here is the link to the replay video:

#reducetoxicload, #diynaturalcleaning

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Free Ebook of DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes: Tomorrow!

Did you know there are approximately 80,000 chemicals used in household items?  And that most of them have not been tested and approved AND are known carcinogens and hormone disrupters?

Find out how you can GET RID of these toxic cleaners and create a toxin free home:

Participants will receive a FREE ebook of DIY cleaning recipes!  Share with others you think might enjoy.  And leave your questions on the Google page so that I can answer them on the presentation!

#diynontoxiccleaning, #reduceyourtoxicload, #cleaningwithessentialoils

Monday, June 22, 2015

DIY Cleaning with Essential Oils- Webinar this Wednesday

Getting ready for my "DIY Cleaning with Essential Oils" webinar this Wednesday June 24th at 3:00 pm PST. 

Who is this webinar for?  ANYONE interested in reducing their toxic load and DIY all-natural cleaning with essential oils.   It's great for current oil users wanting to use their essential oils to create non-toxic cleaning products AND it's great someone NEW to essential oils to see the potential with essential oils.

Please share with anyone who might be interested.  And post your questions on the Google Hangout below and I will try to answer them in the webinar and/or in the comment section.  #reducetoxicload, #cleaningwithessentialoils, #DIYnaturalcleaning

UPDATE:  Here is the link to the webinar replay video:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#beebold Save the Bees!


I'm concerned about the bees.  Albert Einstein once said: 

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” 

Is he right?  Well, he was a genius after all!

I was watching a show (I can't remember which one because we record so many) with Ed Begley, Jr  on it (#loveedbeglyjr) and he was talking about saving the bees.  The most current threat to them is a class of pesticides called Neonicotinoids.  This is causing the death of bees at an ALARMING RATE!  (All caps because it's alarming)

But it's NOT hopeless; we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  It's up to each and every one of us to do our part.  And NO, you're not too little to make a difference.  

Recently Home Depot and Lowe's, two of the biggest garden suppliers have agreed to use products from vendors that DO NOT contain the neonicotinoids.  This is a huge VICTORY!  And it was because of public campaigns.  People tweeted, signed petitions, shared on Facebook and ended up making a huge difference. 

But there's still work to do.

There's a campaign to get Ace hardware to do the same.  You can find this campaign and more at:

(As of this posting I heard Ace hardware is now considering not using products/vendors that contain neonicotinoids, but it doesn't hurt to keep the pressure on)

Commit to one or two small things you can do to help the bees today!  Sign up to get the action alerts at the website above, talk to your neighborhood about using natural insect repellants, sign the petition to Ace Hardware, etc.  Little things make a difference.

And this is not JUST FOR THE BEES, people!  It's for US TOO!  We're dependent upon the bees!  So PLEASE, FOR THE BEES!

You can make a difference.  Play your part today!  #beebold, #savethebees, #pleaseforthebees

Short video explanation (the last part is a sales promo for their book of scientific facts) of what the world would look like without bees.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Look Deep Into Nature

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. "  Albert Einstein  #nature, #understanding


Monday, June 15, 2015

Meditation Technique- Smile From Within

I learned about this technique from the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  She talked about learning this technique in Bali, I believe, from a medicine man.  He told her to sit and smile from within.

Smile from your liver, from your heart, from your stomach.  Smile from every cell in your body!

I have to say this meditation gets me giddy!  Which, I believe, is what meditation is about; feeling that bliss, joy within.

And, again, you don't have to sit to do this meditation, you can do it anywhere.  Take a moment out of your day to just smile from within.  I bet it will also lead to a smile on the outside too!

#meditationmonday, #meditationtechnique


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Getting Ready for Reducing Your Toxic Load

Yesterday, I had a one-on-one consult with someone possibly interested in me teaching classes about reducing your toxic load by making your own natural cleaners/beauty products, so I took in a bunch of samples for her to experience.  I had quite a bit of stuff to share with her!  And that wasn't even ALL of my stuff!

In the box above I made all natural laundry detergent, stain remover, makeup remover, pit paste (deoderant), hand sanitizer, bath salts, multi purpose spray, toothpaste and my favorite night serum for anti-aging.  Oh and I showed her the dryer balls I use and how I use them! 

What I love about the recipes for these DIY cleaners is that many of them are MULTI PURPOSE.  For example, the carpet freshener is also a great sink/tub cleaner!  And the all purpose spray is also a glass cleaner!  #reducetoxicload, #diycleaners, #diybeauty, #joinmeongoogle

Join me on June 24th for a Google hangout covering the supplies you need and recipes for DIY natural products with essential oils.   Info below:

Please share with others who might be interested!

If you would like more information about essential oils specifically, email me at

UPDATE;  Here is the link to the video:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DIY Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils

Mark your calendars for June 24th at 3:00 pm PST for this FREE Google Hangout I will be doing on DIY Natural Cleaning Products with Essential Oils!  On this hangout, you'll discover everything you need to create your own natural cleaning products, reduce your toxic load AND save money!

I'll go over the basic supplies you need ON HAND at all times, the primary essential oils and the RECIPES!  Join me on this Google hangout.  (For those of you unable to make it live, I will be posting the link of the replay later)

Here's the hangout:

#diynaturalcleaning, #reducetoxicload, #essentialoils, #naturalcleaningproducts, #nontoxiccleaning

Yoga poses and breathing exercises to help you de-stress

CLICK HERE for full article.  #wellnesswednesday, #destress, #meditation, #yoga

Monday, June 8, 2015

Meditation Tip: Using questions...

For Meditation Monday #meditationmonday, I thought I'd bring up the topic of using questions to bring our awareness inside.  Meditation, plain and simple, is shifting your awareness from the outside (external) to the inside (internal).

Questions can be helpful pointers to make that shift.  A good question is, "What's going on inside my body?"   Ask yourself this anywhere; while you're enjoying a moment in the park, standing in line in the grocery store or at bed time.  The important thing to remember is that the question is just a pointer.  So once you ask the question, do not try to answer it, just notice where the question points.  "What's going on inside my body?"  Feel the aliveness inside your body.  Notice the inner energy or the inner body (as Eckhart Tolle) calls it. 

Practice this at moments throughout the day.  If you continue to practice this it will get easier and easier to withdraw your focus from the external to the internal; the place of true peace and joy.

Hope this helps!  #meditationtip, #howtomeditate


Friday, June 5, 2015


"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."  David Hume #beauty

Gluten Free- Funny!

Okay, so Gluten is a real problem and does affect the health of many but I still thought this video was funny! #glutenfree  (This video is for #funfriday)


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thinking of Switching to a Plant Based Diet?

Photo by Nancy Regan
Are you thinking about switching to a plant-based diet?  If so, I want to direct you to some helpful resources.  Many of you know that I switched to a plant-based diet because of health issues.  When I did, I lost weight and am now almost back to the weight I was in college!

And I'm feeling better!  I don't feel as bloated as I once did and my bad cholesterol and CRP (C Reactive Protein which is an inflammatory marker) all went down!  AND I feel better about not harming animals or the environment.   (I admit that some times I cheat and have cheese when eating out, but for the most part I try to maintain a plant-based diet.).

Here are some resources that helped me take the plunge.  And then some cookbooks that made it easier and enjoyable.  My husband even approves of most of the recipes!

MOVIES:  I had a Netflix binge earlier this year and watched Vegucated, Forks Over Knives and Hungry for Change.  I would highly recommend watching all three!

BOOKS:   I read The China Study, which is an extensive study that will blow your mind and really make you think twice about dairy.

And WHOLE, by the same author (LINK below)  This one's an updated version with much of the same information as the China Study.  After reading this you'll want to get rid of frozen, packaged, processed food!  (Which is a good thing)


COOKBOOKS:  Okay, now here's where it gets fun!  I have to admit I am not a cook!  My husband did most of the cooking and he made lots of pasta and meat dishes!  So when I made the switch I had to learn to cook AND learn to cook healthy stuff!  I have THREE favorite cookbooks, links below.  And they are even approved by my husband!  All of them have high Amazon ratings too!

Oh She Glows! Cookbook.  This is probably my favorite!  She makes it really easy.  And tells you what staples you need.  And the recipes are yummy!

But I definitely use these TWO as well!

Forks Over Knives Cookbook

The China Study Cookbook

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Feeling small?

Ever feel small? Or like what you're doing won't make a difference?  Here's your weekly motivation.  "Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building."  #makeadifference


Monday, June 1, 2015

FREE essential oil samples!

Are you a wellness professional looking to incorporate essential oils into your practice?  If so, go to: to get your FREE samples now!  #wellnessprofessionals, #essentialoils, #wellnessprofessional

NOTE: While these samples are free, these oils are very precious to me.  You must be willing to USE the samples AND allow me to follow up with you.  Thanks for your understanding.

Meditation Technique: Feel the aliveness in an area of your body

Here's part two of meditation techniques for Meditation Monday #meditationmonday.  You can also watch the video below. (Part one is also included)

Last Monday, I mentioned the simple tip of "Observing your breath."  Another tip is just to notice/feel the aliveness in a particular area of your body, say your right foot.  Sometimes a question can be helpful.  Eckhart Tolle uses this question "Without moving or touching my right foot, how do I know it exists?"  Bring your attention/awareness to your right foot.  Feel the aliveness.  Hold your attention there.  Then see if you can feel it in other areas of your body.  #eckharttolle, #meditation, #meditationtips, #meditationtechniques

A technique used in Eastern Meditation practices is to ask "What's going on inside my body?"  This can be another question that can help bring your awareness inside.  The questions are just pointers.  Then try to keep your attention/awareness focused on your inner body. 

Again, you can do this meditation anywhere.  While waiting in line at the grocery store, feel the aliveness in your feet.  While petting your dog, feel the aliveness in your hands. Before bed, feel the aliveness in your body. (You can also scan your body which is another technique, just shifting your awareness to various areas of your body).

Here's part two of my meditation techniques:

Here's part one if you missed it last week: