Sleep – Why You Need It and How to Get a Better Sleep

Most of us instinctively know that sleep is important, but just how important surprised me.  I wonder if it will surprise you too. Last month, I have the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. Russell G. Foster, a neuroscientist with a special focus on the sleep and circadian rhythms […]


Sage Smudge Smudging

How to Sage or Smudge Your Home 2

This year, my family and I moved to France for one fun-filled year of adventure.  We found a great house for rent in Alsace, one of France’s wine regions.  This was a perfect fit for us, because it was previously a vacation home, so it came complete with EVERYTHING: furniture, dishes, […]

Beautiful Diffuser Blends

Diffusing essential oils in my home is one of my favourite parts of everyday.  I love choosing a blend that will make my house smell beautiful and at the same time support my family’s health.   We do this to clean the air and to support and adjust the moods […]

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Empowering Wellness with Essential Oils

  What if there was something that you could do for yourself and for your family to help them be and stay healthy? Right now is the prefect time to empower yourself with the information and the tools that you need to create long term wellness. If you’ve been following […]

Is It Safe to Use my Cell Phone during Pregnancy?

When pregnant there are so many decisions that you make on a daily basis in order to keep your baby safe and healthy. New emerging research is now finding that how you use your cell phone might be added to the changes that you’ve already made, like abstaining from alcohol and […]

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Creating a Wellness Routine

Would it be ok if I shared with you one of the strategies that has really worked for me in creating a healthier home? Of course, there are many ways to do this, but I’ve found that creating a wellness routine is a really simple and sustainable way to do this. […]

Parenting Corner: Guarding my children’s free time

As my children have grown, they are now ages, 6, 8 and 10, I have felt increasing pressure to overschedule them.  Part of this is coming from me.  I LOVE being busy!  For all those of you who know me, this comes as no surprise.  I was that kid at […]


You may not always be able to practice yoga in nature, but you can bring nature to you by using essential oils to incorporate the aromas of our natural world into your yoga practice.

Yoga and Essential Oils

We hear about yoga seemingly everywhere these days.  The same can be said for essential oils.  Both are becoming SO popular.  This is because they are BOTH awesome, and when you combine them, something pretty magical happens.  (If you are unfamiliar with yoga or essential oils – scroll down for […]

How to Choose the Right Diffuser for You and Your Family 2

Diffusing essential oils is one of the nicest and HEALTHIEST ways to make your home smell good.  In addition to just making your house a more pleasant place to be, essential oils also have the ability to clean the air, to open airways, and to positively affect your mood.  (If […]

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Hypnobirthing Babies are Calmer!

Time and time again as HypnoBirthing Educators, we meet babies born using the HypnoBirthing method who are alert, calm, and content from the moment they are born. Even in cases where the birth didn’t go according to plan, these babies seem to be well-adjusted and ready to embrace life on […]

On Being the Mommy 2

In my line of work, I come across a fair number of reflections about motherhood, and while I enjoy most of them, this one remains my favorite. I’m deeply grateful for Anna Quindlen’s wisdom and I hope to always remember who the experts truly are. I hope you enjoy it […]



Welcoming Emmett: Our Labour and Birth Story 1

There were a few different ideas of when our “due date” was.  According to the pie chart at the doctor’s office – the one that calculates a due date based on your last monthly cycle, our baby was to be born on June 21st – the summer solstice.  Our first […]

Why I love Clary Sage Essential Oil

It’s no secret that women are different from men. Women give birth, have menstrual pain, breastfeed, have hot flashes, and are sometimes known to have the occasional mood swing. Clary Sage essential oil then should also be no secret to women! This is one of my all time favorite oils.  […]

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DIY : Lotion Bars for Extreme Skin Hydration

My kids and I made these lotion bars as Christmas gifts this year.  I absolutely LOVE them and so did everyone we gave them too.  So I decided that they are worth blogging about. Here are some of the ways I think they would be awesome to use. 1. Dry […]

Harper’s Birth

I went to sleep Thursday night feeling really restless. I had a bit of cramping and uncomfortableness but ended up finally falling asleep around 3am. My husband got up to leave for work around 6 am, shortly after he left I decided I get up to use the washroom. As […]