Natural Solutions with Oils

Natural Solutions with Oils


May you find your own kind of Happy today and find comfort in this season of life.

If not, reach out and know you're not aloneโค
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Let this lil guy inspire you today!

Can essential oils help clear heavy emotional baggage?
How do you define hero? One day, it could be you.

Clean toxin-free.
Boost immunity.
Lift moods.
Improve sleep.

Essential oils DO ALL THAT.


Let an expert teach you how.
Taking plant-based meat alternatives to a new level๐Ÿ‰
Are you being the best IN the world or FOR the world?

Helping women bravely embark on a journey of self-discovery to navigate life with courage, confidenc Simple strategies to transform lives. Mind. Body. Soul.

I am a wellness advocate, essential oils educator, wife and mother, spirit-filled friend, backyard homesteader, and nature lover, who believes that any healing protocol must address the whole body. My remedies of choice include plant essential oils, music, nature, fitness and food.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 09/11/2019

I'm missing you! We've moved to a new page just for women on a journey of self-discovery to find themselves, better health and wellness, and new friends!

Find us at Raw + Naked Living and LIKE OUR PAGE!!

I like time to think.

I like to write.

I like to help women find their true north and help them cultivate courage, confidence, clarity and purpose.

I've done stupid stuff and wasted too much time in life! Cancer has made me more aware of my mortality and that was a huge kick in the butt to get out there and own my purpose.

Do you know your true purpose? Are you courageous enough to live it out?

Would it take a tragedy to wake it?

This latest blog is my signature piece! Here's the link

It's for you if you're lost and looking for yourself..apart from being a mom, employee, wife, girlfriend, friend, sister...

Oh, and I introduce you to Fred๐Ÿ˜

You have the power to determine your journey. Own it sister!


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The beach speaks to me: Rest. Relax. Rejuvenate. Restore.

What does it say to you?


Good news and bad news!

Good news - Today we embark on a new journey as we transition from the old page of Natural Solutions with Oils to a new page of Raw and Naked Living.

What began here as a health and wellness community focused primarily on plant oils evolved to become a holistic community serving primarily women with a more comprehensive approach to health, wellness and happiness.

As of now, we intend to help women on a journey of self-discovery to give them tools, support and community to become more courageous, confident, clear about their purpose and authentic.

Bad News - Facebook won't allow for the name change here because they think that's not what you signed up for when you liked this page. I wouldn't want to be accused of tricking you into something you don't want.


As of August 31st, this page will no longer be active because...

We're moving to Raw + Naked Living.

What will you expect to find?

The same inspirational, motivational, personal material you've been getting, but more offers, more practical help, more wisdom and hopefully, more interaction with you.



Join our closed group the RAW Woman Collective for more connection, more conversation, more discussion of what you need to deal with life challenges and grow into the best version of you.

Today is my birthday, so I'm headed to the beach. I hope you'e celebrating something special today too.

I look forward to seeing you in the new neighborhood!



Thanks for being a friendโค๏ธ

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What did you want to be when you grew up? How did that pan out?๐Ÿค”

This is me in 8th grade. I was such a nerd. My fav class was art. I loved to draw and paint.๐Ÿ–Œ

I especially loved cartooning. When I grew up I was sure I'd be a cartoonist.

I should pick up a sketch pad again and start drawing.

How about you? Do spill...๐Ÿค—

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I love a secret garden. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿต๐Ÿž๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ Arches adorned with climbing flowers. Winding pathways. Stone walls. Green hedges. Picket fencing. Wrought iron gates. Overflowing with lush beauty, vibrant colors and heavenly scents.

The secret garden beckons for me to explore. It teases me with glimpses of what's beyond. It doesn't give me everything at once, for this is not a place of immediate gratification.

This is a place to linger once you're allowed in. Its food for the senses as well as the soul. A sanctuary from the craziness of the outside world. A balm for the body and mind.

I think our hearts are like secret gardens...waiting to be explored... yearning for someone who notices the beauty beyond and desires to see more.

Whose secret garden could you explore today?๐Ÿž๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿต๐Ÿž


Such truth. You don't appreciate good things until you are without them.

Don't take good things for granted.

You may not get them back.โค

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I just finished working with a client who, well into her 50's, was still living out some lies she has believed since childhood!

I'm not brave enough. Strong enough. I'm selfish if I focus on me. I cant forgive myself.

What a burden to live so much of your life with these lies!

How much joy do you miss out on? How much of your sparkle does the world lose when you aren't there to share it?

Are you a woman living a lie?

Join us for our next workshop on Self Care for Women where we will peel away some layers of shame, guilt, and fear and set you on a path to freedom.

Sep 21, 2019. 9-6. Sageway Farms. Frederick MD.

Early bird pricing until Sep 1. Great value includes group sessions, massage, reiki, aromatherapy, and a gift bag. Lusciousโค

Find us on FB Events. Titled Womens Retreats.

No lies and no masks allowed.๐Ÿ˜š

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Who doesn't love strawberries? ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

Unfortunately, the watchdog group EWG found them to be one of the "dirtiest" fruits on the market with high levels of toxic residual pesticides. You cant wash that off๐Ÿฅบ And since my cancer diagnosis I want minimal toxic burden.

This is a fruit you wanna buy organic. I found these 1 lb tubs for only $2.99 at Aldis. Is that a good deal?

I think so. Aldis for the win!!๐Ÿ‘


Sometimes, your questions aren't ready to be answered. Just surrender them and accept someday, unawares, you'll get your answer. ๐Ÿ™

Morning Meditation

Have patience with everything
unresolved in your heart,
and try to love the questions
as if they were locked rooms
or books written in a very foreign language.

Do not search for the answers, which
could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live
And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the
you will gradually,
without even noticing it, live your way
into the answer.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Timeline photos 08/12/2019

Start your week with a random act of kindness today. It's a natural anti-depressant and a happiness booster.๐ŸŒž Whats your fav way to share a random act of kindness?


Do you yearn to travel? Have you said yes?

Our fam made lifetime memories when we visited Europe in 2017 so we decided to do it again next June!

Were flying to Amsterdam!๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

We're far from rich. But we learned how to travel on a budget.

We found tix for nonstop flight on for $300 out of JFK in NYC, great deal (check it out).โœˆ We'll lodge mostly thru AirBnB.

And we'll rent a car instead of take the train.

We plan to spend 2 days in Holland, then drive thru France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.๐Ÿš™ Amsterdam is known for its canals, museums, and bicycle friendly atmosphere. ๐ŸšฒJust beyond is Old Holland where you find the windmills and cheese and wooden shoes!

If you were in Holland for only 2 days where would you spend your time?๐Ÿค” Museums? Sightsee on bicycles? Shopping? Going to Old Holland? Cruising the canals?

Timeline photos 08/07/2019

As a coach who helps women embark on a deeper journey of self-discovery, I've been studying the science of well-being - what it means to be happy. Not the quasi-fake happy smile 24/7, but contentment and well-being. I specifically studied the role of money in our happiness.

The science is clear. Financial well-being DOES lead to better happiness. Two big take-a-ways on the role of $$ and happiness:
1. An income of $75K/year was seen as the threshold for happiness. More did not mean more happiness. But this amount allows for more security and stability. This figure doesn't just apply to US citizens.
2. People are generally happier when they spend money on experiences rather than things.

How do you feel about these stats?

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What's holding you back from reaching a goal?

Pharrell - Happy - Worldwide Compilation #HappyDay 08/05/2019

Pharrell - Happy - Worldwide Compilation #HappyDay

Start your work week on a happy note!

Pharrell - Happy - Worldwide Compilation #HappyDay People from many places across the world (23 cities, 17 countries, all continents except Antarctica) dancing and being happy to Pharrell Williams' song "Happ...

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Inquiring minds want to know!๐Ÿฆ

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It's so easy to give up when you think you failed.

And sometimes working harder isn't the answer.

You know that story of the fly on the window?

It's trying to get out so it keeps flying against the window, over and over, unsuccessfully, unawares that the window next to it is wide open.

Don't be a fly.๐ŸฆŸ

If you feel the itch to give up after you "failed", ask yourself some questions:

โœ…What is my definition of success?โœ…How bad do I want this?
โœ…What would it feel like if I succeeded?
โœ…How can I be more creative to accomplish this goal?
โœ…Am I afraid of success? Why?
โœ…Am I truly stuck?
โœ… Could I use the help of a coach?

Failure is often in the eye of the beholder. There is always, always a lesson to be learned.

I help women self-discover so they can navigate life challenges with courage, confidence, clarity and authentic purpose.

As a holistic life coach I offer courage tools, strategies and community to get you unstuck, to burst forth in life to get beyond obstacles and "failures" and show up as the best version of you.

Life is short.โณ

Dont waste it repeating "failures." Learn from them. And reach out. I'll be your anchor in the stormy seas of life.โš“

Timeline photos 07/29/2019

Looking for a refreshing healthy dessert with just 2 ingredients that rivals gourmet sorbets, has less sugar and cholesterol than ice cream, and costs less than $1/serving?

โœ…1 overripe frozen banana
โœ…1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Blend til smooth. Seriously flavorful.

No added sweeteners necessary.

Change out with your fav fruit.


Or just plain banana๐ŸŒ

Dont trash those ripe bananas!! Freeze and blend.

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Another unique nature find this weekend.

Anyone know what it is? A chrysalis of some kind? A mystery caterpillar?

It looks like a gilded christmas ornament. It's iridescent, looks handpainted. Its clinging to my outdoor curtain!


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this rare, sneak peek at these newborn babies..Accidentally discovered while pulling weeds. This is why I dont use toxins on the lawn or garden.

Do you recognize them?

Timeline photos 07/26/2019

Deet. Do we really need it? ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Ditch it and switch.

This blend of wood essential oils is nontoxic, works against most all flying no see-ums,๐ŸฆŸ is effective even against ticks, is safe er, can be used by kids and on pets...and smells divine!๐Ÿฅฐ

Love your body.โค Ditch and switch.

Timeline photos 07/25/2019

Check out this Birthday "cake". Isn't it cute? And healthier. No flour or refined sugar. ๐Ÿ˜

Inspired? Share your creation and pass it on!

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Oh dear immune system, I m so grateful for your protection and I honor you in the way I lead my life.

How much do I love thee, let me count the ways..

1.When I choose carefully what I put on my skin, I love and honor thee

2. When I am intentional about ingesting healthy foods, I love and honor thee.

3. As I breathe in clean air and avoid ci******es and toxic air, I love and honor thee.

4. When I move my body to circulate the oxygen and blood that can stagnate as I sit too long (as well as when I get enough rest) I love and honor thee.

5. And when I cultivate joyful positive thoughts and screen negativity from my life, I love and honor thee.

Each day we can choose to love or poison our immune system. Be mindful.

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Are you stronger and more resilient because of some hardship in your life?

What was it and how did it change you?

Timeline photos 07/20/2019

Ok, start from the beginning. I'm listening.


Timeline photos 07/19/2019

Love a good Bloody Mary?

๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸฅฌSkip the alchohol, love your body, and experiment with some new veggie blends in a DIY juice.

ALL you need is: a juicer (I use a Breville brand), fresh ORGANIC produce, and voila!

You can add fruit, but be mindful of the high sugar count. Stick with low sugar citrus green apple for the lowest sugar counts. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ

Add ginger or hot pepper for zest.๐ŸŒถ

A 16 oz drink a day will blast your cells with massive doses of nutrients and antioxidants.โ˜„Anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory elixir.

Love your body. Live with purpose.๐Ÿ’—

Timeline photos 07/18/2019

Calling all mothers and daughters ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Any moms out there with gay or transgender kids?๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ How's your relationship? Do you remember the first thought that came to mind when your child first came out? Be honest.

Were you surprised or expecting it?
How has your relationship evolved?

Do you have a mom support group?
Would you be interested in one?

Or..if you DON'T have a gay or transgender child but would like to learn more about how these relationships can be protected and strengthened..

Let's talk. Raise your hand. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธMessage me.

I especially would love to hear from church going mommas.

This is a no shame, no judgement zone. ๐Ÿšซ

All women of all stripes are beautiful, valuable, precious human beings.๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ We need to love on each other authentically. Let's learn how.


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The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it's time to thrive.

Move beyond survival mode. From fear to love and compassion. New habits, new life.

Isn't it time?๐Ÿ’œ


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Nature Therapy. ๐ŸŒณ

That zen you find when you let nature wrap you up in its loving arms to just"be". ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ

That low cost natural solution for anxiety, depression, mental health, stress, worry, weight control, arthritis, brain fog.๐Ÿฅฐ

That gathering place for picnics, BBQs, swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, sports, concerts, reunions.

Raise your kids up in nature. They will always come back to it for zen when they're looking for balance.

This is my family enjoying zen just outside the city of Philadelphia where our youngest lives.

It's where he finds zen. ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ™Thank you God for the bounty and abundance of the natural world, our forests and streams, majestic mountains and vast seas, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, creatures too many to count.

May we treasure nature enough to protect it as much as it protects us.๐ŸŒ

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