Category: Everyday Living

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Four Must-Haves for Teachers

Favorites for supporting teachers’ wellness throughout the school year

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Epsom Salt Baths: Four Takes

Try one of our family recipes for a spa-like experience in your own home

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The Power of Transfer Purchasing

How we save money every month using Young Living’s loyalty program

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Four Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Sharing our fam-favorite uses for this uplifting oil!

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Why Diffusing Is Better

Ditch those candles and switch to a cheaper and healthier alternative!

Winter Diffuser Blends

Get through the winter months with these uplifting, grounding blends

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Christmas Punch

The perfect refrigerator staple through the month of December!

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Tummy Support in a Bottle

Yep, essential oils can boost your digestive system, too!

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Cranberry Sauce

Make this easy cranberry sauce recipe a few days ahead of mealtime. It’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.

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Finding a Balance: Natural Hormone Support

Balanced hormones is one of the most important keys to wellness, especially for women. Here are three essential oils I use to promote a healthy hormone balance throughout the month.

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Mama’s Spaghetti & Meatballs

Did you know you could make homemade spaghetti and meatballs in less than an hour? This family favorite can be doubled to feed a crowd with leftovers, too!

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3 Essential Oils for Calming Anxiety & Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, but it doesn’t have to control you. Using essential oils along with other effective stress-management tools can enhance your life and empower you to tackle whatever comes your way.

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Teriyaki Marinade

If you’re looking for an easy marinade to spruce up chicken or beef for dinnertime, look no further.

Our Wellness Story

We are all traveling on a wellness journey whether we realize it or not. From eating habits to the cleaners we use in our homes, what we consume and how we consume it matters.

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Chicken & Rice

This afternoon, Charlie and I hosted our first Sunday supper at Crangle Hall. For this meal, I needed a quick, easy recipe that I could throw together, pop in the oven just before leaving for church and have piping hot when we arrived home a couple hours later. Enter every Southerner’s favorite: chicken and rice. There’s something about fluffy rice and melt-in-your-mouth chicken in … Read More Chicken & Rice

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Rest For the Weary

Since the spring, my plate has been overflowing with obligations and to-do lists. From home renovations and inspections and mortgage applications to the daily drain that is life, I’ve found myself nearly completely overwhelmed at the end of every day. And for me, with all of that comes frustration, anxiety and an overall feeling of hopelessness. Since we moved into our sweet new home … Read More Rest For the Weary

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Berry Coconut Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but between helping my kids get ready and trying to leave on time every morning during the week (6:45am), it’s darn near impossible to find time for a healthy breakfast that isn’t in the form of a snack bar or pastry. Enter the Berry Coconut Smoothie. This deliciousness is ready in a minute or two, and there’s hardly any clean-up. … Read More Berry Coconut Smoothie

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Aunt Karen’s Lasagna

This recipe was passed down to me by my Aunt Karen, a woman who is really more like a sister and best friend and aunt and motherly figure all rolled into one. Read on for the impact she’s made in my life and to get this inside scoop on this yummy, family-friendly meal that’s ready in less than 40 minutes!

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A New Day Is On the Horizon

Several years ago at one of my former schools, a man in a position of authority over me reached under my skirt and touched me inappropriately between my legs over my tights as he walked by me in the hallway. By the time it was over, only a millisecond had passed. I will never forget the flood of emotions that washed over me in … Read More A New Day Is On the Horizon

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3 Self-Care Tips for Teachers

While teachers are known for their devotion and grit, it can come at a cost. Boundaries are important for everyone, teachers included.