Important Work To Do

This weekend marked a milestone for me. Since 2015, I have been hospitalized for manic and depressive episodes attributed to Bipolar I disorder 1-3 times per year. These hospital stays ranged in length from 5 days to 3 weeks. Once, I ended up in the state hospital for 3 weeks. It has been a LONG... Continue Reading →

My Side Of The Bed

"When you don't know how to live without, you stay trapped within." -kmd I recently dated a man off and on for 3 years. Fumbling around after a terrible relationship, I was binge drinking and on the rebound when he found me. He lulled me into his life one guitar riff at a time. This... Continue Reading →

Should I Use Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil?

Essential oils are all the rage right now, but using oils and resins for medicinal, fragrance and household purposes has been around for centuries. In fact, the ancient Egyptians used myrrh, cedar, jasmine, lotus, cinnamon and frankincense resins in mummification, perfumes, rituals, and cosmetics nearly 2,000 years ago. Essential oils are natural and used for their therapeutic... Continue Reading →

Incense: Not Just For Hippies Anymore

Incense has been around for centuries. It started out as burning resin or throwing different stuff into a fire pit. Now it can be found in head shops, record stores and dollar stores everywhere. Incense comes in cones, sticks and resin. I prefer to use incense sticks just because that is the most common, easy... Continue Reading →

5 Traits Of A Good Alternative Healer

In the alternative healing community there are many different healers and personalities.  For the most part, those practicing the alternative healing arts cannot accept health insurance.  Thus it is very important to find quality care.  Here are 5 traits of good alternative healers to help you make the best investment and find the perfect fit: Their main focus is on Y-O-U.... Continue Reading →

5 Clever Uses for Epsom Salt

If there is one element I love, it's salt.  It's all natural and it's magical.  The magnesium and sulfate in the Epsom salt are easily absorbed into the skin.  In fact, I use Epsom salt just about every night in my bathwater.  Here is a list of 5 additional uses for this magic little element:... Continue Reading →

Tree Hugging

Reach out and touch one.  Giggle at yourself when you do.  It's okay. Let me tell you a secret?  I adore trees.  I'm obsessed.  I like to take daily walks or jogs and if I see an old, sturdy tree, I am uncontrollably compelled to touch it.  I'm not sure if it is the tree... Continue Reading →

Magic & The Bathtub

You know that feeling of pressure (mine is usually in my shoulders) you get when you have about a million things on your to-do list and zero time to get them done?  That's your body telling you to take some self-care time.  Pronto. My favorite way to unwind after a long day is to take... Continue Reading →

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