Starved For Love: My Chronic Battle

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My road to inner peace was far from the quintessential, “hits-rock-bottom-picks-self-up” type of story.  This particular anecdote is more of a perpetual battle that is fought daily.  I’m twenty five years old and suffer from psoriatic arthritis; a chronic, inflammatory joint disease affiliated with psoriasis.  I was hesitant to describe psoriasis as merely a, “skinContinue Reading

Minding My Mindfulness

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If you asked me what my grief feels like I would describe it as an undertow: you feel like the pull away from shore isn’t that strong but if you allow it pull you away, or if you aren’t a strong swimmer, getting back to the beach is much harder than you’d think. That isContinue Reading

The Coma That Saved My Life

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“I can’t do it anymore, Greg.” “I know it’s hard…”, he said. I began to cry.  “I can’t,” I sobbed.  “I just… can’t.” I remember that day in 2007, better than I sometimes want to.  Although my loving husband was telling me I could beat this disease – I could make it through – theContinue Reading

Sometimes A Disease Can Be A Blessing

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My name is Babette Gray and the owner of Pelvic Pain Solutions, Inc. Over nine years ago, I would never have dreamed of starting a business let alone devoting many years of my life to a cause that hardly anyone knows about. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened. An estimated 179 million women suffer silently with Endometriosis, aContinue Reading

Introduction to Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy is the art of using highly concentrated distilled plant essences, called essential oils, for healing purposes. Essential oils are made by takings large quantities (pounds or sometimes tons) of a specific plant and steam distilling it. The concentration of this distillation turns into an oil. This oil is then collected. People have used essentialContinue Reading

I Choose To Love

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It’s no secret if you live with someone there will be conflict. Remember your college roommate? No matter how close you are with someone you will find differences. Sometimes those differences create conflict. You can often change who your roommate is unless your roommate is your spouse. How do you resolve conflict while cohabitating? “MeetContinue Reading

Essential Oils For Better Sleep

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Good health can never be without quality sleep, and this is why you need to sleep for at least 8 hours as an adult. How often have you heard this or related sentiments? But, do you actually stick to this advice? My bet is that you like many other people hardly get a wink ofContinue Reading

How To Quit ANY Bad Habit

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Whether you want to admit it or not, most of us have a bad habit or two that we would love to quit doing, but have been unable to. These habits range from simply biting your nails, to harmful habits like gambling, smoking, or excessive drinking.  The problem people face when it comes to quittingContinue Reading

How Infidelity Affects Your Health

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You’ve probably been lied to a few times in the past week, and if statistics are right, you have probably told a lie too. The problem is that we don’t just lie about big things, we lie about little things to make ourselves look better, more important, or more likable. We also lie to gainContinue Reading

Carrots Can Actually Cure Cancer

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When you hear about someone being diagnosed with cancer, you automatically assume that they will require surgery to try and remove the tumor if possible, or undergo chemotherapy. These forms of treatment have been effective in curing cancer in some patients, but there is another way to cure cancer without having to go through surgeryContinue Reading

Tips for Surviving a Divorce

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When you get married, you think that it’s forever. But about half of marriages end in divorce. This is often a highly traumatic experience, which can leave you scarred and depressed. If you went through a divorce yourself recently, you know you need to move forward and find the balance in your life as soonContinue Reading

Essential Oil Blend Recipes For Anxiety

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Does stress have you down? Do you not have the will power or energy to get anything accomplished? Or maybe stress has you too wound up and you can’t stop those racing thoughts enough to calm down? Consider aromatherapy. It is has long been used for centuries for effectively treating stress. Below are some usefulContinue Reading

Essential Oils That KILL Stress

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There are several essential oils that are beneficial for stress. These essential oils will treat certain regions of the body negatively affected by stress and/or by treating specific symptoms of stress. While many of the essentials will have similar benefits, each one has few things that it is particularly best for. Try to find theContinue Reading

How Stress Affects Your Entire Body

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When the body becomes stressed it negatively affects several parts of the body. How negative will depend on the person, but it will also depend on how long the person has been stressed. When stress occurs the body will react in various ways to protect itself. When this stress is acute (short term), such asContinue Reading

This is Why Your Relationship Is Not Working

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Couples argue about both trivial and important issues. In most homes that have frequent conflict, couples tend to treat their home as a business relationship without taking time to ensure that they communicate deeply with their partner to discover the best way to handle all the major aspects of their relationship. Having relationship trouble? YouContinue Reading

How To Disagree Without Arguing

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Confronting a person who has made you upset can be tricky. On one hand you don’t want to fight, but on the other hand, you also don’t want to turn a blind eye to the way the person has made you feel. Sometimes it seems like we only have those two choices in the matter.Continue Reading