Welcome!

 

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Hello Beautiful, I’m so glad you’ve found us and stopped by!  Let me take a minute to tell you what to expect while you’re visiting.  We believe in whole body wellness from the inside out.  Most importantly, we treat people like people, NOT like numbers.  Take a look around at all my Gemini love of #allthethings from recipes, to wearing my heart on my sleeve blogging, essential oils, skincare, self-care, Spiritual Gangsta stuff, and so much more!  When you fall in love with us I’d love to have you join our community where wellness is simple and fun!

I look forward to getting to know you!
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35 & Pregnant: First Trimester Tips

 

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Congratulations Mama! If you’re a first-time mom like me and you’ve been deep googling #allthethings pregnancy you may have found especially when it comes to natural remedies, herbs, essential oils and holistic wellness the frustrating part of misinformation out there. One site says {insert herb or oil here} is safe to use then another site says {insert same exact herb or oil} is not safe. WTF do you do?! Besides being confused, #tiredAF because hellooooo that baby is groooowing and a new life is being created inside you …. amazing and physically draining all at once, and you’re annoyed because Google University is totally letting you down right now. Continue reading

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8 Steps on How to Create Boundaries

One of the first steps you can do to reclaim your power is to learn how to create healthy boundaries. I talk a lot about boundaries in my “keepin’ it real” blog posts and realized I haven’t really explained “how-to” do that. As someone who used to give away their own power, I can tell you when I finally woke up to what I was doing and learned how to have boundaries my confidence grew. I no longer felt guilty for saying No to people or things I didn’t want to do. I had a greater self-awareness on everything that energized me and everything that drained my energy. My hope for you is that after reading this how-to guide you’ll be able to apply these techniques and tips into your own daily life to create those healthy boundaries that everyone needs for their own wellbeing and peace of mind.

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The Empath vs. The Narcissist: Real Truths

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Here we go again … another article about empaths and narcissists because we haven’t read enough of these articles. I’ll be the first to say being an “empath” in the beginning when I was trying to understand what goes on inside the brain of a “narcissist” I read as many articles as my googling heart could find. I did find some answers, but still felt confused because empathy me was all “having feels” from being angry to compassionate for all the former narcissists in my life. Continue reading

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Top 10 Ugly Truths About Direct Sales

*disclaimer: explicit language warning* This article is strictly my opinion based on my actual work experience in this field. If you are set in your ways, a know-it-all and closed minded please stop here. This article is not for you. I’ve written this for the curious, the open-minded and the true leader personas to be able to think for themselves and to stop giving away so much of their power to others.

With that out of the way let’s begin! Have you ever been promised something and then completely disappointed or feel like you’ve been lied to? Have you ever followed someone to the ends of the Earth only to realize they are a phony? Have you ever received shady “opportunity” messages from people you know and random ass people you don’t know on social media, like daily?! How many webinars have you taken that promised you’ll learn all the secrets, tricks of the trade, the “how-to’s” and then end up wasting 2-3 hours per webinar because it was all fluff, no clear directions, and a mega sales pitch at the end and you’re completely confused and pissed off that you just wasted a good chunk of your precious time?! Continue reading

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Fall Skincare Routine

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It’s that time of year… Sweata Weatha! And the last post to complete my series of skincare routines for all four seasons. Last but definitely not least the Fall Skincare Routine. I wanted to get this out to you much sooner, but being busy, mixed in with two months of traveling and then “procrastination me” kicked in while being annoyed feeling rushed into Fall while I was still soaking in the Summer back in August. Even though the Hudson Valley is known for its gorgeous fall trees when the leaves change I go into denial that it is actually happening since I do not heart the cold days and “lack of sunshine depression.” Continue reading

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Wanderer – Bar Harbor Shore Path

0918shorepath10Whether it was a foggy morning or a clear night, the Shore Path in Bar Harbor was frequented almost every day during our stay in Maine.  It was a great place to see everything from fishing and lobster boats to the cruise ships that were in town for the day.

One evening, we walked as far as we could go until there was no light to guide us but the night sky and the stars.  If there is ever a sight to behold, it’s a light pollution-free view of the sky.  I wish I could have photographed what we could see, but you’ll just have to take our word for it.  I’m a night photographer in training. 😛

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Wanderer – Jordan Pond

091018jordanpond03One of the traditions we have as a family when we went to Bar Harbor, Maine is to stop at Jordan Pond and hike around it.  Ironically, when we set out to do a hike there the very first time as kids, the intention was to do a short nature hike that was no longer than an hour long.  Somewhere, we took a wrong turn and hiked around the entire lake, which ended up being a half day affair.

It’s funny how traditions can be born from mistakes.  We enjoyed it so much that we continued to do it with every trip.  My wife and I followed in this tradition in the two times we have been there as well, and likely will continue every time we wander our way there.

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Wanderer – My 1st Half Marathon!

halfmarathon01We interrupt our regularly scheduled wildlife and nature photos to talk about a goal that I recently achieved last Saturday.  If you can’t tell from the picture, I was in utter disbelief at the size and scope of what I had just done.  Even as I write this, it still seems like a dream.

I’m a big fan of creating challenging goals and trying to accomplish them to see just how far we as human beings can push ourselves, and the latest was to complete a half marathon.

Let me break it down for you here.

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Wanderer – Monhegan Wildlife

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Northern Parula

This is the part of the trip that I love to share with everyone… the wildlife!  We had a solid three days to find and capture the variety of birds that Monhegan Island is known for, and it did not disappoint.  With roughly 300 documented bird species, I figured I’d at least see one or two. 😛

The guide book had some hot spot locations they mentioned, but I actually had some of my best luck around town not far away from the inn we stayed at.  The shot of this Northern Parula was taken in an apple tree just two minutes into our second day of hiking.

That parula wasn’t the only bird I encountered.

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Wanderer – Hiking Monhegan Island

18monheganhikes16Once situated on the island, we were ready to explore.  Armed with a map and nature guide book of the island, we plotted our course and off we went.  First of all, have you ever been in a place so silent, that it’s actually distracting?  There were numerous trails within the heart of the island like that.

At one point, Becky mentioned ‘this is where the fairies live’.  I don’t know much about fairies, but imagine my surprise when we actually hiked a trail that had ‘fairy houses’ scattered about.  It appears that this one trail on the island is known for this.  There are a few photos in the enclosed gallery showing some of those.

We also hiked some of the more difficult trails along the shoreline, which presented their own beautiful views.

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