My mother passed away on December 20, 2017 (about 4 ½ months ago), and this Sunday, May 13, 2018, will be my first Mother’s Day without her. For this holiday, my sister and I plan to return to Delaware, where she lived the final years of her life, in an effort to continue our healing… Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY SANS MOTHER


If any of you have even remotely explored the HEALTH/BEAUTY section of this blog, you will have gathered by now that I am passionate about beauty products (specifically skin care), and have formed an almost-but-not-quite-disturbing attachment to Herbivore Botanicals. You can read all about my love affair with this company in my earlier article, BEAUTY… Continue reading WARMING TO COCO ROSE


I have been focusing a lot on my heart chakra lately. I do not know why, but it is almost like IT has been drawing ME, to it. I believe very deeply in the importance of the health of the heart chakra, and that many ailments and/or illnesses in this area of the body (heart,… Continue reading HEART CHAKRA


In one of my earlier posts about Palo Santo, I gave a shout out to my awesome yoga instructor/insanely addictive-ly amazing crystal jewelry-maker, and I’ve been thinking about doing a post on crystals ever since. I will preface this post by saying that I am SO not an authority on crystals, so in this post… Continue reading CRYSTAL MYTHS