Wellness and Carbs

I’m pre-diabetic. Therefore, I will become a diabetic unless I make some life changes. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my kids. I had to take insulin during that time. It wasn’t fun.

So I decided to make some changes (finally). Low carb, high (healthy) fats. Exercising more. Veggies and protein.

And in one week I’ve lost 6 pounds. Woah.

I’m so grateful to have healthy helpers as I start this journey. Things like my Zyto scan, enzymes, essential oils, and my willpower! The latter comes and goes but I’m in it for the long haul!

Love Yourself

This morning I went to mass with my family like we always do. Several things were weighing on my mind but things tipped to the boiling point when my family didn’t like where I chose to sit. Such a small thing right? But in my mind it was :
”No one wants to make a decision but then they complain when I do.”

So after sitting through the first reading, tears threatening, I left church. I left a check for the offering and walked out of the building.

I made my way to our vehicle and sat there for 45 minutes. I contemplated driving around or driving away (WAY AWAY!) but I couldn’t do it. So me and the vehicle sat together on the side of the street and watched life happen. There were a few tears, a few angry outbursts, and sadness. There was the awesome Catholic guilt I felt for not partaking in the Eucharist but I just couldn’t go back in. There were just too many emotions.

Someone in my life recently told me that the core issue of my problems was lack of self care. I bristled (and still am bristled). Seriously, all my problems are because I don’t take a bubble bath once in a while? Yeah, right.

I’m still dealing with that but she may have a point. How important is self care? How often do you do it? HOW do you do it? What activities do you carry out for “instant self love”?

Maybe that was my 45 minutes in the car. I certainly didn’t feel like I wanted to punch my family when they came out. There was exhaustion and sadness but less anger. Did I just do self care? By missing church!? That’s sacrilegious in my book (see: Catholic guilt). But I did feel better. The silence. The reflection. The uninterrupted tears.

Maybe that’s what God knew I needed this beautiful morning.

Northern Lights

I grew up in northern Minnesota, kind of close to Canada. Away from all the big city lights, the evenings were peaceful and the sky was almost always clear. I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on a regular basis and stopped to watch them when the conditions were right. They are majestic, otherworldly, and mesmerizing. You can’t really explain them - you just need to see them, especially if you’re an intuitive or empathic personality. They touch a part of your soul.

So imagine my excitement a couple years ago, when Young Living came out with an essential oil that was called Northern Lights Black Spruce! These spruce trees are raised on the YL Farm in British Columbia, Canada and are said to harness the energy and spirit of the Northern Lights. So when the trees are distilled, a bit of that beautiful energy is now in bottled form.


Now, I have a few favorite oils: Valor, White Angelica, Grounding, Envision. Just look at the names - you don’t have to know much else about them but how positive their names are. And what is the common thread of these oils?

Northern Lights Black Spruce.

So the next time you need some love and light, positive energy, or some way to raise your spirits, grab this amazing oil and take a deep breath.

Here is a beautiful picture taken by a schoolmate who now has her own photography business!

You can order your own bottle of Northern Lights Black Spruce here

Or get your own membership for better pricing here AND the Black Spruce here

I wish you ALL will be able to experience this natural phenomenon sometime in your life!

Savvy It UP!

One of the things I’m most proud to be a part of is Young Living. One of the reasons I love Young Living is their commitment to be chemical-free. One way to be chemical-free is to use Savvy Minerals makeup!

Foundation, blush, eyeshadow, a multitasker that can be used as eyeliner or brow filler, lipstick, lip gloss. I’ve been using nothing but Savvy Minerals since it was introduced in 2018 (and the starter company before that), and my skin looks wonderful every day!

PLUS all Savvy Mineral makeup is 25% off through next week! Check it out here!

Get your pretty on!

Like Buttah

Last weekend was our quarterly “Live Your Passion” rally for Young Living. They released a TON of new items that are super fun and useful in the way you think “How did I live without that before?”

This is one such newbie: a body butter COLLECTION. Like you don’t even have to pick, they’re just all there for you!

Check them all out here and when you’re ready to get on the wellness train, click on the “Work With Me” tab on top and I’ll help you from start to finish!

I never believed God sent us here to live in sickness and poverty.
— Gary Young