5 ways I use essential oils to promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing

I first began using essential oils a few years ago, when a friend who regularly used them explained the basics to me and gave me some examples of how she used them in her everyday life. I had heard of essential oils and their many benefits but it all seemed overwhelming and confusing, and I had no idea where to start. If you’ve wanted to start using essential oils but are unsure what they are or how to use them, or if you’re just looking for some new uses for them, then read on!

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Reflections on 2018: changing dreams and a lot of growth

2018 gave me a lot of opportunities for growth – I went through a lot of big life changes, rediscovered old dreams, and found new ones. Keep reading for my thoughts and reflections on the year and the five main lessons I learned. Here’s to 2019 – I know it’s going to be a great one!

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5 simple ways to reduce stress when life gets busy

When we get busy and time seems like a precious commodity, it’s so easy for our minds to move to a place of stress and overwhelm rather than a place of gratitude. Below I share four easy ways to reduce stress during busy times – I use all of these techniques when I feel overwhelmed, and I hope they can help you, too!

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How I completely changed my relationship with food and fitness

In the past year I’ve completely changed my perspective on food and fitness – I’ve learned to love healthy eating and crave exercise, and I feel so much better mentally, physically, and spiritually because of it. Keep reading to see how I shifted my outlook on wellness and what I’ve learned in the past year.

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Well Wild Women – Interview with my mother, Cynthia Charis

It’s fitting that my first “Well Wild Woman” in this feature is none other than my own mother, Cynthia Charis. I truly would not be the badass woman I am today without her (she was my first example of a well wild woman, after all). My mom has run her own business since I was young, and has always been an incredible example to me of “having it all.” I’ve watched her closely as she has navigated parenting me, running her own business, being an amazing wife, and pursuing her own pursuits and interests. She always made it clear that she loved me and would always be there to support me, but that she was her own person, too…

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