Autism · GAPS™ Diet · Healthy Environment · Natural Healing · Tips for Healthy Eating

When It is Just Too Hard

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ~ Gilda Radner  … Continue reading When It is Just Too Hard

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

Dishwasher Detergent

Continuing along with the theme of cleaning up our homes and keeping them free of toxic chemicals, the next recipe I will post will be for dishwasher detergent. So many conventional detergents, from powders to liquid to pods, contain several ingredients that can be toxic to our health: things like hormone disruptors, carcinogens (cancer forming),… Continue reading Dishwasher Detergent

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

DIY Liquid Dish Soap

My oldest son after enjoying some pasta and sauce, his favorite meal when he was two.  A rare moment of catching a smile and eye contact on camera!   Over time, little by little, we have slowly been transforming our entire lifestyle. It started almost six years ago, when I first learned to become a label reader.… Continue reading DIY Liquid Dish Soap

GAPS™ Diet · Healthy Environment · Natural Healing

Stay Healthy This Flu Season – Naturally!

When it comes to discussing natural solutions and treatments to common ailments like the cold and the flu (and general wellness and illness prevention), there are many differing opinions: some supporting modern medicine with its frequent antibiotic use, over-the-counter medications, and other treatments; some who avoid conventional medicine at all cost and instead turn to… Continue reading Stay Healthy This Flu Season – Naturally!

Healthy Environment · Local to Rockford · Tips for Healthy Eating

A Trip to the Grocery Store

  I never used to give much thought to my weekly (or bimonthly) trips to the grocery store. I would make a list, try to find as much as I could on sale (or pick out the cheapest products, which usually meant the 89 cent pack of hot dogs or the chips for $0.99). When… Continue reading A Trip to the Grocery Store