Last week, in the same way that I have done many times over since returning to the United States from Haiti, I had a light bulb moment in the middle of a regular activity. These light bulbs go off in response to a question I keep finding myself asking, “Is this something that people in Haiti might do?”

Aches and Pains

Recently , I heard someone lamenting some serious and unexpected back pain. In response, friends were giving support by suggesting a variety of treatments and remedies. Chiropractic care, anti-inflammatories, steroid shots, pain medication, acupuncture… all great and expected suggestions until I piped up with: Have you been drinking enough water? Granted, it took me a…

Back in the saddle

It’s been about a year since I did my first cleanse using essential oils & supplements, and in that time, I’ve gone back and forth between healthy and not-so-healthy, gluten-free and gluten-full, less sugar and more sugar… you get the picture. Sometimes the effort was there, other times not so much.

Getting Real

I saved this post on July 21, 2017, which was the day after Chester Bennington (lead singer of Linkin Park) took his own life. Sure I like Linkin Park, but they’re not my favorite band and I actually did not know the name of the lead singer until his suicide. And when I heard that…


Some mornings we walk outside to water the garden and we find a series of holes. Early this spring, we put a deep layer of mulch around the bushes and crepe myrtles in the front yard, only to find the pits with mulch-y guts spilling out all around.

Parenting a Missionary

A mother of a missionary lives in the strenuous reality that God’s will does not always equal safety. She understands that sending her child off into the unknown is not a romantic spiritual journey but an everyday battle with the forces of darkness and light.

The View from my Window

I learned that today is National Writing Day. At least in the U.K., that is. In honor of their national day of writing, I bring you 5 minutes of a view from my window… while on vacation. 


A few weeks ago, I started an internal cleanse. I did not change my diet, however I did add some things to my daily regime. First, I followed the 30-day protocol of supplements recommended by doTERRA. Second, I made it a habit to have at least one green-based smoothie per day. The third part of the…

Let me tell you a secret

Apple Cider Vinegar can become your friend. Let me share my secrets about preparing ACV with you.

Don’t Miss Out! Your health may be at risk!

I’m looking forward to spending 30 days with you, focusing on a cleanse that is healthy and will hopefully cause us to change some bad eating habits (such as eating a half a bag of tortilla chips like I did this afternoon…).

Planning for Spring Cleaning

So you are considering joining me in a 30 day period of cleansing this spring? I bet you would like some details!