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I have been waiting for that spark of inspiration to come back. That fire that I know is somewhere in there. But I feared I had lost it. I remember reading a quote from a famous artist, that I admire, and he said “inspiration is for amateurs… the rest of us show up and get […]

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My 15-year-old said to me recently …. “mom, why can’t you just be a stay at home mom??”  Which at the time made me bust out laughing. For several reasons ..one being that this same child was the one I had to leave at daycare every single morning when I was a working mom, and […]

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  When I write these blogs .. I rarely think about how many people will actually read them. The ideas tend to pop up out of nowhere –  usually after I go for a run, and usually end up being therapeutic for me, actually. I can sit down and hammer out these thoughts and I […]

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If you were to talk to any person that knows me, or at the very least – sees me at one of the 5 million sporting events I’m at with my boys, they would not tell you that I am inclined to talk about the mystical, the power of thought, the power of setting an […]

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I know, I know …what the hell is this even about, you ask? Well it’s true… the idea started with dryer balls. Wool ones …that you stick in the dryer. I know that most of you probably think I roll around, up to my eyeballs, in essential oils all day doing DIY shit and burning […]

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  First of all…… Whoa, THAT was an experience.  I have been planning this triathlon event in my head for like 15 years. So when I crossed that Savage Man Triathlon finish line …I am not ashamed to tell you that I cried like a baby. Not because I was in pain – I actually […]

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Ok…. So this just arrived at my doorstep and I am in love ….and you need one! This Active and Fit Kit is now back as an available item and there is just so much good stuff in here ….you must check it out  

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If you missed the YL Lifestyles FB Event last week…. never fear!!! Here is the very first video I did that didn’t make the cut …in all fairness it IS 12 minutes long. I know, I know …I like to hear myself talk. If you are interested in seeing the rest of the videos in […]

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I am not now, nor have I ever been, a Chemistry major….or even an enthusiast. But this video is a pretty fascinating look at essential oils from a scientific perspective. I like saying, especially to my teenagers, “this is not new age hocus pocus, man. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years!!” …..but […]

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