Be Kind

This is Behcet’s Disease. It’s often an “invisible illness.” Systemic inflammation, severe fatigue. It’s an autoimmune vasculitis. So it can cause lesions anywhere you have blood vessels. This most often occurs in soft tissue, like the mouth, eyes, genitals, skin. For me, the oral lesions are most problematic. Sometimes I can look totally normal from […]

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My Wellness Boxes

I’ve been riding wave after wave of flares recently, so I’m focusing on tightening up my diet and getting back to basics with my daily routines and supplements. Part of that plan involves the goodness that came in these boxes. Join me and the munchkin as we open them up and dig in. Plus Olivia […]

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Rough day calls for an easy dinner

Today has been rough. Loads of fatigue. I basically only peeled myself off the couch to make sure my kid was fed. On days like today, if it ain’t easy, it ain’t happenin’. But with the right things in the fridge, throwing something kid friendly and healthy together is simple and easy. Grassfed, uncured hot […]

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Stuffed Avocados

I’m venturing back into the paleo-ish world and y’all- it’s so much easier to be paleo now than it was 6 years ago. Publix has coconut aminos! Whattttt??? Plus all these dressings and marinades. I’m stoked! Recent health struggles have reminded me that I can’t out-supplement a bad diet, so while I don’t plan to […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?

A friend told me she kept hearing the phrase “Who do you think you are?” during her prayer time. She said, “I know it’s just the enemy trying to tear me down.” But to me, that totally sounded like God trying to build her up. Hear me out. . For those of us who think […]

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Your Joy Will Overflow

Growing up in the Bible Belt, it was cool to be Christian.  In fact, it wasn’t cool to NOT be Christian.  I’ve been back in my hometown for several weeks, and things haven’t changed much.  But I AM a Christian, so this should be awesome, right?  Except I believe there’s a great danger in religion […]

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The Body Systems and How to Support Them

If you know my story, then you know I’ve worked very hard to learn how to support my body’s natural healing processes. It’s been a long road, and there are lots of pieces to the puzzle, but in this post I will share many of those pieces with you, along with some education about the […]

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Daily Harvest Review

If you’ve ever clicked on anything related to healthy eating, I’m sure Daily Harvest has popped up in your social media feeds. You know how the inter-webs magically assess your interests and toss applicable ads your way. Well, Daily Harvest was showing up in my feed daily. The cute little paper cups, clean black and […]

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Young Living Flash Sale

Y’all! The Starter Kits, full of toxin-free amazingness that has had such an impact on my healing journey, that are already so deeply discounted (over $350 of life changing goodies for $160) just went 10% off from now till this Friday, May 25! This is incredible! It brings the cost down to $144. Watch this […]

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First He giveth, then He taketh away…

I’ve been going through some stuff lately. It started with something big (my mom’s cancer diagnosis), which I’ve had complete peace about. And she’s doing great. But then all these little unrelated things started happening… my dishwasher broke… pipe busted in the wall of my condo leading to mold, weeks of remediation, multiple failed air […]

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Inner Circle

I just finished watching (and fervently taking notes on) a sermon by Michael Todd of Transformation Church.  It was incredibly convicting for me, and also confirmed a lot of what God has been showing me in various ways over the last few years.  I’m going to relay some of my notes for you here, and […]

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Flare Nutrition

It’s so hard to stay fueled with decent nutrition when you have a mouth full of lesions. I haven’t had a bad flare in a very long time, but I also can’t remember the last time my mouth was completely sore-free. The last few weeks I have been struggling with a low-key flare that seems […]

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Basics of Essential Oils in 15 minutes

My condo is being torn apart because a water leak in the wall led to a mold infestation, my life is insane, I haven’t washed my hair in several days, but y’all need to know about essential oils, so I made a quick video to break down the basics. Also, baby girl invents a genius […]

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An Introduction to Essential Oils: the audio version

Welcome! My Story The Toxin Free Life What Are Essential Oils Seed to Seal How to Use Essential Oils The Starter Kit Oils Ningxia Red Safety Tips The Starter Kits Essential Rewards Start Your Journey Contact the person who shared this page with you, or Click this link to get started!  And congratulations!  These little […]

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An Introduction to Essential Oils

Hey there! Welcome to my Introduction to Essential Oils. This post will introduce you to everything you need to know to begin experiencing the power of essential oils for yourself. I’ve been experimenting with essential oils for 6 years, and have been using Young Living exclusively for 5. There’s a huge difference in quality between […]

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Buffalo-ish Chicken Legs

I have a family reunion to attend tomorrow. These are hard core, Deep South southerners who are serious about their food. I guarantee there will be copious amounts of amazing fried chicken at this gathering, along with collard greens, fried okra, cornbread, banana pudding, and flowing rivers of sweet tea. My paleo buffalo chicken legs […]

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No Excuses!

Focusing on physical healing has been a huge challenge, as the past year brought so many layers of emotional trauma that have required my full attention and left me with very little energy for anything beyond survival. I still find myself in that “survival mode” from time to time, but it’s getting better. I’m getting […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Prayer and Fasting Wrap-up

The final week of the fast went really well. I found it easier to stick within Paleo guidelines (though I wasn’t perfect) and was actually enjoying the changes God was making in my heart through prayer. Here’s some of what I was eating during that last week. Paleo egg salad on Bubbie’s sweet pickles. Bananas […]

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Worst Fast Ever, Day 11

Geez. It’s been pretty bad. In an effort to be positive, I can say that by ATTEMPTING to fast, I’ve eaten more healthy food than I would have otherwise. But I’ve also eaten nearly every unhealthy food that has crossed my path. Social situations are just impossible. Given my (improving but still extremely fragile) emotional […]

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