Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

I wish I had more time. There are so many things I want to make, and so many combinations I want to try. Breakfast cookies are no exception.

Oats, honey, chia seeds, and either applesauce or mashed banana are the set ingredients for these yummy, healthy bites. This time I added fresh strawberries and blueberries, and they got rave reviews.

Try these yourself or let me know your favorite mix-ins!

Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or vegan preference)
  • 3/4 cups strawberries, washed and diced
  • 3/4 cups blueberries, washed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Mix the ingredients together and place on an ungreased sheet pan. Bake in the oven at 350° for 30 minutes.

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Self-Care for Positivity

As an immensely emotional girl, there are times when I’m on the verge of tears, all day. Not everyday, but some days. Whether it’s timing related, situational, or something else, we all have those days sometimes.

So what do you do? How do you get out of it? How do you overcome? I’ll tell you.

Self-care, and often. Take care of your head, and your heart, first. Whether you feel bad, good, or indifferent in the morning, do what you can to feel your best, it can only help.

Here’s how:

Consider Taking St. Johns Wort

St. Johns Wort is known for helping regulate and elevate mood. The bottle I have lists the dosage as three times daily with food. When I take it, I take two, once a day, and not usually with food. (Doesn’t irritate an empty stomach.) PLEASE make sure to check this against anything else you’re taking.

Call it placebo effect, or say it works, either way, I feel better.

Use Essential Oilsroller-balls

Oils have truly changed my life. I have replaced several OTC products, and use them around the house for other things every day. And self-care is no different.

For everyone, lavender is great. Whether you diffuse it, dab it on your wrist for the scent, or it’s part of a blend, this oil is calming, and will truly relax you.

As a woman, (with debilitating monthly cramps, PMS, and more,) Progressence Plus has literally changed these issues for the better. I take it everyday for two weeks in between cycles, and the week before, I take it only about every other day. I stop the week of, and will start taking it again as my time wears towards the end. This oil calms cramps, shortens my cycle, and helps two fold with the emotional aspect. I can’t speak better about it, but again, please do what works best for you and make sure to check any drug interactions

For guys who need a (natural) testosterone boost, Idaho Blue Spruce is the oil to use. I also formulated another testosterone mixture that is good for influencing fertility, raising testosterone levels, and overall men’s wellness. The Idaho Blue Spruce and the mixture were both enough to raise testosterone levels from too low to in range, according to a blood test. So they truly work and are a natural way to influence and help the body raise these levels on its own.


Walk, stretch, do yoga, or visit the gym, whatever it is, do something! Staying active and moving everyday allows your body to create feel good hormones that can positively influence your mood, and therefore, your whole day.

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Sometimes when you “feel bad” it makes you want to “eat bad.” Don’t give in! Your body needs the minerals and vitamins from whole, nutritious foods to fuel your life. Eating fruits, vegetables, and homemade meals will make you feel the best you can. It will help you prepare mentally, with a clear head, and a belly full of nutrition.

Go Outside

Whether it’s cold, hot, or pouring down rain, do what you can to get outside. If you only have 5 minutes for a quick walk around the block, do it. Breathe deep, clear your mind, look at the foliage. This will calm you and reinvigorate your system, more than you may know. Want to go a step further? Smell a flower and touch it’s leaves. Use your senses to get back to what really matters, experiencing life, if only for a moment.

Life can be exhausting, and hard but you can push through it! And if not, fake it til you make it because the best is yet to come. Happy weekend all!

Like this article? Give my wellness book a look! It’s filled with tips for people on the go, from eating right, to moving enough, and wellness ideas to help you stay grounded. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest, and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family. 

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love!

Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too.

And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only

Prepped and ready for the fridge.

3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice all around.

I love so many things about this healthy, delicious dessert, especially the quick prep, and the layers of flavor. You can taste all the ingredients, and it’s just so yummy.

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or vegan preference)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins

Combine all the ingredients and let chill in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight. (Whisk a couple of times in the first couple of hours.)

Serves 3-4

This recipe is from my latest book, check it out below!

Here are some savory recipe books too:

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Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did!

While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s.

He prefers almond butter, so that’s what he gets! Choose a nut butter, plain raisins or a mixture, and build your treat.

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  • 2 celery stalks, washed and the ends chopped off
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 15-20 raisins

Spread the almond butter onto your celery, place the raisins on top of the almond butter, and dig in.

These are great as a snack or with a meal, Nick sometimes even eats them as breakfast. Do you love them with other toppings? What other snacks do you have that include both fruits, and vegetables?

Did you like this recipe? Check out my other books, and watch for more to come!

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Limit Your Fluoride Exposure and Start by Switching to a Non-Fluoride Toothpaste

It’s hard to know what to believe these days regarding what products we should be using and what foods we should be eating. And at the end of the day, the only thing you can do, for yourself, and for your family, is be well-researched, and always keep learning.

Because doctors, dentists, nutritionists, and others in the medical field aren’t always right. Misdiagnosis’ are prevalent, and can sometimes cause more harm than the patient faced in the first place.

Conventional medicines can be harmful, too, in comparison to natural medicines. And things we’ve been told all our lives, are being proven wrong.

For instance, your dentist has ingrained in you that fluoride as the end all, be all, for the best in tooth and oral care. But did you know that a “fluoride deficiency” has never been the cause for tooth decay, mouth diseases, or gum related issues? This is because WE DON’T NEED FLUORIDE IN OUR TOOTHPASTE. Or in our diet at all, for that matter.

Here’s three reasons why you need to ditch your conventional toothpaste and switch to a fluoride-free kind, and quick!

  • The US adds fluoride to our tap water, and in unregulated amounts. So brushing images (1)your teeth with tap water already provides fluoride. (I’m not happy about it but it’s true, so for anyone that wants to stick to the dentist’s ( read: pharmaceutical companies) advice, fear not, your getting fluoride whether you want to or not.
  • As many as 40% of American teenagers have dental fluorosis. (Dental fluorosis is described as an extremely common disorder, characterized by hypomineralization of tooth enamel caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride during enamel formation.) This is from overexposure to fluoride from birth on. Fluoride in drinking water is terrible for babies, children, teens, and let’s be honest, everyone. Beyond that, fluoride is found in so many more “places” then you know. Processed foods/drinks, non-organic tea, pesticides, home insecticides, bottled water, baby food, and non-stick pans all have fluoride in them.  High exposure throughout life can lead to health issues and beyond the “cosmetic” implications, this problem is an indicator of more than just mouth issues, but health issues.
  • Fluoride has an effect on your body, and not a good one. Fluoride gets absorbed into your tissues and causes problems with your bones, brain, and thyroid gland. It doesn’t react will with other minerals in the body therefore creating issues with the vitamins we do need in our diets. Among these issues, fluoride tests reflect other problems such as muscle disorders, genetic damage and cell death, a disrupted immune system, and even damaged sperm and increased infertility.

Alright, so you hear me, fluoride is no good. But what now? How do you limit your exposure? What should you do? Here’s four easy ways to start:

imagesDON’T use a fluoride toothpaste. There are other natural brands out there or you can easily make your own. A teaspoon of baking soda, a splash of hydrogen peroxide (until it forms a paste,) and a little peppermint oil creates a healthy, DIY, non-fluoride tooth cleaner.

DO filter your tap water. Or buy distilled or mineral water. Or go to a local spring for your water. (Beyond flouride, tap water is full of other toxins, discarded medicines, and God only knows what else.) Drinking water is so important so make sure you’re getting the “good stuff.”

DON’T eat too many processed foods. Do what you can to make sure that your produce is organically grown, and the fresher, the better. Know a local farmer? Become friends. Want a garden? There are so many different kinds these days that you can certainly find a way to start growing some of your own foods.

DON’T cook with non-stick pans. Use stainless steel, glass, or cast iron pans whenever possible.

I use a toothpaste from Young Living and would be happy to help you procure some! Otherwise, below are a few clickable choices to try out.

No matter what, never stop doing your research and always remember to take any health advice, no matter the source, with a grain of salt.

The Best Natural Deodorant and it’s Not What You’d Expect

I’ve found it. After years of searching and trying all the products I could get my hands on, I’d all but given up. But then..

Though a day, a yoga session, and a nights sleep, it worked. Through a day and a cardio workout, while stepping into the shower, I noticed it was still working.

And what’s more? It smells amazing. A friend suggested it and I couldn’t be more happy with the result! IMG_20170630_123306 (1)

Have you ever tried primal pit paste? Do you love it as much as me?? There are several other natural deodorants that I’ve tried and liked but none of them worked as well as this one.

Tell me if there’s others I should try and let me know if you like this one too! Happy Natural Deodorant using=)

Wanna try it right now? Here’s my favorite:

And the friend that told me about it, here’s the one she uses: