Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Skin

Oil Cleansing

One of the main reasons I started this blog was actually to document the struggle I’ve had with acne over the years. I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had acne since I was 11 years old, and now, as an adult, suffering from cystic acne still, I have been trying every solution I can find.  Long story short, after trying goodness knows how many different face washes and acne treatments you find in a store (with no long-term success) I decided to try natural products.  That led me to learning about essential oils, which then led me down another path toward overall healthy living.  And here we are! Continue reading “Oil Cleansing”

Exercise, Lifestyle, Skin

What’s going on…

Disclaimer, right up front: this topic is a bit tough for me to talk about and it’s a little fresh in my mind, but I knew I wanted to write about it, because it’s a huge step on my path to wellness.  Please keep that in mind if you decide to read on.

Earlier this week, I went to the doctor for an annual check up.  This was a new doctor (new job, new insurance, yay!) so we had to go through medical history and all that.  We came to a question that I honestly don’t even remember now.  But I brought up my on going issues with acne.   Continue reading “What’s going on…”

Essential Oils, Lifestyle

Natural Wellness

Lately, I’ve been getting questions about incorporating essential oils into daily life, and I thought I would share a little about my journey with oils, and invite anyone interested to send me questions!  I don’t know all the answers, but I have a TON of resources I am happy to share!

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Diet, Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness, Lifestyle, Meditation, Mental Health, Running, Skin

Resolutions

Happy New Year!!
First, apologies for the lack of updates recently. As I explained in my previous post about sleep, and what I’ll also detail below, I’ve had quite a bit going on. Here’s to a new year with more blog posts! Continue reading “Resolutions”

Lifestyle, Mental Health, Skin

Loving Me

Once again, it’s been quite some time since I’ve last written.  This time the gap has a little more to do with the topic I wanted to write about, and less about the amount of free time I’ve had to write.  

This post has everything to do with the title of this blog.  One of the most difficult obstacles I have come to tackle while on this path towards wellness is not so much an obstacle of fitness, medicines or food, but rather, coming to value myself for who I am, and loving myself. Continue reading “Loving Me”

Diet, Skin

Gluten-Free

(This is a long one, explaining my reasons for going gluten-free.  Trust me, no sane person willingly chooses to be gluten free just because.)

As I mentioned in my first entry, I am following, to the best of my ability, a gluten-free diet.  For the past two years now, I have been learning about how the food I eat affects my health.  For a long time, I paid little attention to what I ate.  Especially through college, I didn’t really think I needed to.  I was on the rowing team, and I ate pretty much anything I wanted, and the “Freshman 15” was actually muscle mass, not fat.  I distinctly remember my coach once told us, “for breakfast after this practice, you need to eat at least 1500 calories.”  For some people, that’s all they eat FOR THE WHOLE DAY.  Again, I didn’t really pay too much attention to what I was eating, because I thought I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted. Continue reading “Gluten-Free”