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Overcoming Addiction Through Reiki & a Candle Business

Overcoming Addiction Through Reiki & a Candle Business

Today I interviewed Nicole from Solace Vibes Candle Co. about her journey back to wellness after suffering from prescription pain pill addiction following a difficult childbirth. I always knew how easy it was to become quickly addicted after suffering an injury and needing relief because of the stories my police officer husband has shared and his diligence in keeping our boys safe. Nicole bravely shared her story with complete vulnerability and I know it will resonate with other women who share the challenges she has now conquered.  You can listen to here story here:  

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The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

As you know, I have been running a Facebook Group where we are taking on the challenge of 1 year of Wellness. Each month we explore a different theme and and read and discuss a book to go along with that theme. I also invite in three experts every month in a field of wellness that corresponds to each theme.  I wanted to share part of February's postings here and my thoughts as the group begins to evolve. I have noticed there are certain dynamics emerging and there were also challenges I didn't expect to face, which caused me to almost...

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How to Become a Soap Maker

How to Become a Soap Maker

If you are thinking about starting to make soap on your own, I finally developed something that might be helpful for you. Basically, I've taken all of my years of experience (8 now) in making cold process soap and put together a guide in the form of an eBook that is roughly 28 pages and 2 videos that show the process. From the eBook: Table of Contents: About Carrie -  page 3 An Explanation of Cold Process Soap with a Quick Guide  - page 3 The Science behind soap page 5 Soap safety and equipment explained -  page 7 Tools...

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Soap Making for Homeschool Moms and DIYers

Soap Making for Homeschool Moms and DIYers

I've been a teacher for a long time--20 years, in fact. I taught from K-12 in 3 subject areas and then moved to higher Education to teach English and train teachers in elementary schools and the Master's program at the University. I loved being a teacher. I still teach privately now, so I haven't let go all together. There is always this itch, though. So, I thought I would bring the worlds together a bit and design some soap making and skincare tutorials that can also be used as lessons in homeschool classrooms. It was one of those moments early...

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On Perimenopause

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On Perimenopause

Yep, I'm talking about it.  We're back to another 40 Lessons over 40 blog where I share all of the things I have learned since hitting my forties. Today I want to talk about what I have learned since entering perimenopause (almost there, menopause! I'm coming for you!) fairly early in my forties. A little Backstory first. I have always been fairly regular with my cycle, though I did discover a thyroid condition a little later in life than I would have liked which, having discovered it a little earlier, might have saved me years and years of super heavy...

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