Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday!

Being in nature is the number one way that I refuel myself. Even if time does not allow me to head to the hills, every day I choose to walk outside–at least once!

With all the stimulus we receive from technology and a fast paced world, coming back to the quietness of a forest is such a great way to recharge, reconnect and refuel.

Check out what science is saying about being outdoors and its effects on our brains!



May Goodness

From my monthly newsletter–
Happy May!

It is hard to believe just how fast this year has already flew by and here we are embarking on a new season.  Spring is in full season and yet Mother Nature keeps us guessing between that taste of warmth and the reminder that we do live in Colorado.

I recently read a passage in a book about how we interpret, and perhaps, even how we have been trained or conditioned to view something that really is neutral.  She uses the example of rain (or in Colorado’s case, snow) and how we might habitually complain about the gloom and doom of rain, when instead we could feel happiness that the flowers are being watered and rejoice in the sound and fresh fragrance. Rain is neutral, it is how we choose to view it. Another example is how we have been accustomed to dreading Mondays, when really it is a neutral and naturally occurring event.  Rather than say, “ugh, its Monday”, try shifting your thinking to seeing a Monday as a whole new experience that you get to create a week of productivity, learning, joy, and love.

I love when I am called back to the simplicity of choice. I encourage you to look at your thoughts and when a neutral event occurs (rain, Mondays, traffic), shift your immediate thought that is usually negative into an opportunity to create a beautiful experience.

A year ago this month, I had my first of THREE hip surgeries as many of you have witnessed and supported me in love and much more.  I can say that this year has been an extraordinary time of digging deep and watching as my body has worked hard to heal. In the physical struggle, I have been humbled by the layers of emotional and spiritual growth that I feel I have revealed. I believe that while I still work very hard and love what I do, I have shifted from a pace of franticness to a solid and consistent stride through life.  Through this, my practice really has become one that is more deeply rooted in faith and gratitude.

This month I am offering weekly classes in my home studio as well opportunities to learn about essential oils.  I am passionate about how we can learn to go back to nature for our health, our cleaning products and a general sense of natural living. I would love to share with you what I have come to learn.

And finally, remember to honor the Mom’s in your world. It is so important to honor those who are lucky enough to have the hardest job in the world.

Be sure to check out the video below! Just click on the image of the body butter and voilá, you will get 5 minutes of happiness!

In health and gratitude,

This month’s doTERRA specials:
What a FANTASTIC special.  This cleaner is so amazing and truly lasts SO long.  There are so many uses for this product. My favorite is to make up a spray bottle and spray my surfaces.  I can be assured that I am getting a safe and non toxic clean counter.  Plus, it smells amazing!

If you have a wholesale membership and are part of the Loyalty Rewards Program, the free Product of the Month is Rosemary.  This is one I use daily! Rosemary is great for supporting digestion and respiratory function and can also help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue. I love to diffuse this one!   I also put a couple drops in my shampoo for healthy shiny hair and in my DIY heat protectant hair spray.  I can help you set up LRP if you would like!  It is a great program where you earn points in products!

And finally, such an amazing offer to stock up on some great free products that can help support your immune system and keep your family healthy! I love to be able to get FREE products! Check out this awesome deal.

If you are interested in learning more about Essential Oils, please message me and I would love to meet with you! Or if you are ready to go, just click HERE and and choose a starter kit. When you get started with me you will have access to online education, exclusive team perks and an awesome welcome gift to get you started with your own wholesale membership.

A wholesale membership means that you get the same discount as me with no monthly requirement and no commitment to sell anything.
How fantastic is that?


Click here to watch a video tutorial of how easy it is to make your own natural body butter!

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May I always be of guided to live a life of service that benefits humanity and the quality of my own spiritual journey. 

Giver of Goodness

Curious about the face behind this blog?
 I teach adaptive yoga to adults with disabilities, specifically traumatic brain injuries, in my community.  It is the most rewarding soul loving experience I could have ever dreamed of.
I love nature and refuel by walking twice a day! Rain, snow or shine I get out there! Being in the trees brings such a sense of groundedness to me and it is a must for me.
I am an introvert! Crazy to think that an introvert can spend so much time talking and being in front of people, but it is possible! I love teaching but also treasure alone time.
 I am a mom to 3 adults kids–my daughter is disabled and lives with me and my men are out in the world living their lives.
I am a native to Colorado and recently bought my childhood home! It is amazing! Talk about roots!
I am passionate about service.  One of my greatest pleasures is being a volunteer where I spend time applying essential oils to people in hospice.
I have had THREE hip surgeries in the last year.  That experience has given me humility, grace and such a deep appreciation for the little things in life.
 I have 3 dogs and a cat. I have always been a dog person but this little kitty has grown on me!
Besides sharing Yoga, I am also a wellness coach and level 1 healing touch practitioner.  My own journey is that I used to weigh 100 pounds more than I do today and the foundation of my changes came from a deep practice of mindfulness ! I have truly walked the path to health!
 Above all, I believe in the power of gratitude and goodness. When we can appreciate ourselves, others and our experiences we begin to see that life truly is a gift.  I also believe whole-heartedly that we are all interwoven and that humanity is begging us to live in kindness and to see our fellow man as the light that is within each of us. That is spreading goodness.



Essential Oil Chakra Blends 

I am so excited to be putting these together! I had to cleanse and charge the crystals before mindfully putting them into each chakra blend. I meditated and put so much good vibes and love into each bottle. Keeping our chakras open and balanced is critical for the overall health of our mind, body and spirit.  Using gemstone and plant vibrations that resonate with our energy centers, along with affirmations,  is a beautiful way to begin to find harmony.  

•Root: black tourmaline; cypress, sandalwood, balance, vetiver and cedarwood. I AM.

•Sacral: carnelian; clary sage, patchouli, bergamot,  ylang and wild orange I FEEL.

•Solar plexus: citrine; cinnamon, coriander, ginger, clove, and peppermint. I DO.  

•Heart: rose quartz; lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper and sandalwood I LOVE.

•Throat: sodalite; bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and lavender. I SPEAK.

•3rd eye: amethyst; cedarwood, lemongrass, frankincense, marjoram, sandalwood. I SEE. 

 •Crown: quartz crystal; frankincense, myrrh, Roman chamomile, lavender and rosemary. I UNDERSTAND. 

*Also each blend has a clear quartz crystal inside to amplify the crystals chosen in each blend. 

Message me if you would like to purchase a set of these love filled blends. 


I’m not sure about you all but my weekend was packed full of joy. Sushi, hikes, nap time, rib eyes, more nap time, reading, lotsa love and time grooming the pooch. She loves the spa time and I must say it’s a nice change from my typical weekend chores. 

Self care is soooo important and making the time to nurture your mind, body and spirit is what it’s all about.  Even Zuni the dog is for it! 

No more sugar

My weight-loss journey and dedication to health began about nine years ago and throughout those years I have been a vegetarian eater, a paleo eater and a few things in between. The last two years I have eliminated most dairy, grains, some meats, legumes and a host of other items.  Through all the choices, I had held on to a belief that I needed wine and chocolate. Never in a zillion years would I have considered that I would not be eating cookies and dark chocolate regularly. A daily glass of wine, or two, was standard.  Until the last two months.

I have had a total of about three glasses of wine in the last two months. Up until I taste-tested a holiday cookie yesterday, I had been completely cookie and chocolate free.

Was it worth it? Not at all.  The cookie tasted horrible despite my family raving about its goodness.  Totally not worth it.

Our bodies are amazing in the their ability to adapt to what we put into them and how we nurture them. I have learned through this recent change that sugar is indeed a powerful addition that can be overcome.  Since ditching the sugar I have noticed clearer thoughts, better sleep, increased energy, and overall sense of well-being.  I was certain that before the wine and chocolate elimination I felt great, but it has become evident to me that now I feel really great. Clean, clear and no longer at the mercy of sugar.

Give it a try.  Really, give it a try.  You can get off the sugar drug and you can increase your vitality.  It is not easy but once you are over the withdrawal hump, it is amazing how easy it is to say no.