The Body, Mind and Spirit Garden


The Body, Mind and Spirit Garden Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash grumbling Squash selfishness No garden should be without turnips: Turnip for service when needed Turnip to help one another Turnip the music and dance Water…read more.

New FDA Labeling


Have you seen the new FDA food and supplement labeling changes? It is in your best interest to review them and remain an informed consumer regarding labels on food products and supplement bottles. These new nutrition facts on labels tell you what nutrients and vitamins you are putting in your body with each serving. “On…read more.

You Jumped, Now Dust Yourself Off and Get Back Up


Last month, we talked about jumping off the merry-go-round of making New Year’s Resolutions because they often lead to disappointment. We talked about building on a foundation of self-care for better health:  mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Have you tried self-care and still didn’t get the results you wanted? Did you say, “I’m going to…read more.

Jumping Off the Merry-Go-Round


It is time to move off the merry-go-round that keeps circling. I have never been successful at New Year’s Resolutions. Those resolutions create stress, guilt and feeling failure of broken promises. The year of 2020, is the time to build from 2019. Build on the foundation I have already created in my evolution and lifestyle.…read more.

Sweet(s) Talk


Happy Holidays! A big thank you to all those who found benefit by participating in my Black Friday sale on Wellevate. I hope you had a chance to stock up! It is a busy time of year so I will mention just a few tips to benefit your health and well-being. Want to reduce your…read more.

Roses and Thorns


“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Life can be tough sometimes. Are you curious why some people stay so healthy and others are frequently sick? Often it is not just about what they eat, drink, or how long they…read more.

6 Tips to Alleviate Pain with Essential Oils


  While working in a hospital years ago as a nurse, the only way I knew of treating pain was with medications. Then I discovered John Gregory “Greg” Toews. Greg, an early innovator of advanced medical aromatherapy, trained with healers all over the world and has done extensive research into the use of essential oils…read more.

5 Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites


When I was a child, my mother would pull us into the house and close all the windows when the “fog truck” drove through the streets spraying the pesticide DDT to fight mosquitoes. The truck earned its name because it left a thick fog in its wake. Fortunately, DDT was banned in 1972 due to…read more.

4 Tips to Rethink Habits this Spring


Ah, Spring! Days become longer. Weather gets warmer. Plants start growing and flowers start blooming. But with Spring comes Daylight Saving Time and the loss of a precious hour of sleep. That change alone can make us moodier—and prompt us to engage in not-so-healthy habits to help give us a boost with or without coffee.…read more.

2 Tips to Start a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019


Happy New Year! Are you starting 2019 off with a list of resolutions? I hope not. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, which, let’s face it, the majority of us don’t keep, why not simply resolve to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle, period? I know. Easier said than done. But it is possible—if…read more.