Another Layoff Behind Us: How We Survived 5 Weeks Without a Paycheck

On February 20, my husband came home early. One look in his eyes and I knew the reason: a lay off. It was both unexpected and expected, if that makes any sense. The project was winding down to the end, but he expected a few more weeks. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Since I'm the … Continue reading Another Layoff Behind Us: How We Survived 5 Weeks Without a Paycheck

How to Fit the Amazing Stress Reducing Benefits of Essential Oils Into Your Daily Routine

My life was extremely stressful in early 2016. So stressful, in fact, that I used my stressful state of mind as an excuse not to try essential oils. The idea of adding one more thing (that thing being research) to my already long to-do list gave me a headache. I just didn't have the time. … Continue reading How to Fit the Amazing Stress Reducing Benefits of Essential Oils Into Your Daily Routine

The Power Of Releasing Worry, Stress, and Anxiety: How Your Brain Responds

Think of your brain as the President Of Problem Solving. There he is, suit and tie, pacing back and forth between your ears, thinking 24/7. (Or maybe she's wearing a dress and rockin' heels. I don't know.) And since your brain is responsible for problem-solving, where does that leave you? What's your job? Well, it … Continue reading The Power Of Releasing Worry, Stress, and Anxiety: How Your Brain Responds

10 Things to be Thankful for All Year Round

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette Thanks to social media, November has become the unofficial month of giving thanks via daily gratitude posts. However, practicing an attitude of gratitude all year round is something we tend to fall short … Continue reading 10 Things to be Thankful for All Year Round