Whether you call it Seasonal Affective Disorder or just the winter blues, I have been pretty down in the dumps lately. I’m not a fan of winter but I do like the fact that the cold kills bugs and allows perennials to rest. However the shorter days, lack of sunlight, and cabin fever all have… Read More My Garden In Winter – An Attempt To Lift My Spirits
It was several days after February 3rd, 2018. On the 3rd it started snowing here in Rolling Meadows, a suburb outside of Chicago. I had finished shoveling, again, and was getting annoyed at all the snow. After all, I have a business to run. I don’t have time or energy to deal with this. Still, Mother… Read More Chicago Blizzard 2018 – A New Soap
For the past 6 months I have been going through a hard time and I want to share some self-care methods I have adopted to help me. I ended a long-term relationship that I deeply wanted to last but that was clearly detrimental to me. Why would I want that to last, you might ask?… Read More What To Do When It Hurts – Coping With Grief
Do you use essential oils? Do you ever wonder if what you are buying is really a pure oil taken from the actual plant itself? Did you know that there are a lot of crooks in the industry that adulterate essential oils with synthetic fragrance chemicals or even sell synthetics as real essential oils? I… Read More Frauds Exposed!
You may have heard of all the health benefits of turmeric lately. It is getting a lot of publicity and attention in numerous studies. Turmeric is the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It is a common spice in Indian food and the main ingredient in curry. It is also widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese… Read More Turmeric – My New Soap