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Iceland – Epic Ring Road Itinerary & Video

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The very first thing we did when we arrived in Iceland was pick up our camper van from Solstice.  I had been exchanging emails with them for weeks leading up to our trip and they gave me such peace of mind, especially since every time I travel to a new country, anxiety inevitably creeps in…read more

Saturday’s On St. Croix – Day In The Life

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I look forward to the weekends all week.  I mean, doesn’t everybody?  Before moving to St. Croix, we lived on a small island off of the east coast.  Though it was mighty beautiful, it was hard to ignore the fact that we could only use the beach a few times out of the year.  2..read more

My Easy DIY Facial Oil Blends

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My recent favorite has been a blend of argan oil with frankincense and myrrh.  It’s what I call the wisemen’s oil since it features 3 simple yet powerful and effective ingredients: argan oil aka liquid gold, frankincense and myrrh. Argan oil contains antioxidants, vitamins a and e as well as oleic and linoleic fatty acids.  This means..read more

How To Elevate Your Mornings And Have A Great Day!

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Morning times were typically rough for me growing up.  I often associated them with a groan to start the day, dragging myself up at the crack of dawn for school, and being met by the cold and grey outside world.  No wonder it took me most of my adult life to finally greet morning times..read more

How To Handle Negative Thoughts

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Last week, I was so overcome by the day, I started crying.  A slew of unfortunate events had begun to pile up and I just started wailing.  I recognized I was under stress and noticed the negative thoughts swimming in my head.  I cried it out and you know what?  Two things happened.  The release..read more

Things I Don’t Ever Buy + What I Use Instead

I’ve been a minimalist since before it was a trending hashtag.  It was just the way of life in our family.  We didn’t grow up with much and had to make do with what we had.  This turned me into a resourceful adult and today, it’s just second nature.  It aligns with my love for..read more

How I Lost 20 Pounds – No Calorie Counting

After Hurricane Maria, I gained 20 extra pounds in a very short amount of time.  This also coincided with a surge of digestive issues like daily bloating, regular cramping, indigestion, and heartburn.  I go into great detail in my ebook, Beginner Vegan about how I lost all the weight and completely eliminated what was symptomatic..read more

Adaptogens for Optimal Health

My Favorite Adaptogens: Tulsi/Holy Basil: grows pretty well where we live and just like many herbs, once it gets going, it explodes.  Tusli aka Holy Basil is probably my favorite herb along with cilantro and thyme.  I can use it in cooking sure, but where it really shines for me is as a daily tea…read more

July 2018 Favorites

Myrrh essential oil is the newest one to join my collection and I’ve been primarily using it in my DIY facial oil blend (blog to come) or in my no waste homemade toothpaste which is just an eyeballed mixture of baking soda, coconut oil, ceylon cinnamon, food grade bentonite clay, and myrrh EO.  I keep..read more

St. Croix Caribbean Fruit Part II

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When it comes to fruit, it’s hard to pick a favorite -especially when St. Croix has so many to choose from.  I suppose for me, it comes down to what season it is because trust me, when mango season hits, you’ll find me beneath the trees mono-mealing a dozen of them, no joke.  So in..read more

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