Oil Pulling with Essential Oils

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I have a new Healthy Habit for 2015 – Oil Pulling.

Haven’t heard of it?  Oil Pulling has been used extensively as a traditional Indian folk remedy for many years to prevent decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of throat, cracked lips and for strengthening teeth, gums and the jaw (source).

I have decided to pick it up as a natural attempt to whiten my teeth (yep, an added benefit) and pull toxins from my mouth. [Read more…]

101 Uses for the Home Essentials Kit

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Many people interested in learning more about essential oils ask me what I recommend as the most basic starter kit.  The Home Essentials Kit includes many of the ‘essentials’ when it comes to common ailments, cleaning, and self-care products (however, if you want to go bigger and/or start your own essential oils business, check out the Every Oil Kit).  Plus, you get the Petal diffuser.

To better convey how much use you can get from this set of oils, I present to you:

101 Uses for the Home Essentials Kit

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DIY Projects with Essential Oils


Who doesn’t love a good DIY project!?  I originally got into Essential Oils to replace many of my beauty, self-care, and cleaning products after realizing what toxic products can do to our bodies.  Now, I love finding new ways to use my oils!

Bath & self-care items, food recipes, fun for the kiddos – there are so many ways to incorporate essential oils (and reaping mega health benefits along the way)!

For those of you who love DIY-ing it, here’s a great list to get you started!  And, if you want to chat about essential oils, let’s geek out!

Skim through these goodies and let me know, in the comments, which you plan to try! [Read more…]

Upcoming Event: Medicine Cabinet Makeover


Are you interested in healthy & natural ways to improve your health and eliminate toxins from yours and your family’s environment?

Want to learn about some natural options that you can use to treat common ailments?

Tired of spending money on OTC drugs that result in side effects…and more drugs?

Join the Medicine Cabinet Makeover Virtual Facebook event and tune in from the comfort of your home. Grab your PJs and your drink of choice and come ready to learn! [Read more…]

Salt Water Flush for Constipation and Cleansing



Potty talk is not the easiest to have, but regularity is really important for your health.  Without consistent bowel movements, fecal matter can build up in your intestines and serve as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Recently I felt super backed up and really uncomfortable.  None of my normal tricks (coffee, fiber, etc) were working.  Luckily, I shared this with my boyfriend (not the most exciting topic to bring up) and he told me about salt water (saline) flushing.

What is a Salt Water (Saline) Flush?

The Salt Water Flush ‘flushes’ your entire GI Tract – removing waste, including gas, from the small intestine, unlike a colonic which cleans out the colon. Also, the high quality salt used in a Salt Water flush can act as a healing agent as it works to normalize the pH throughout your entire GI tract. A healthy intestinal pH reduces the amount of bad bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and fungi that create all kinds of nasty digestive issues.

The Salt Water solution is the same gravity of your blood so it simply moves as a tidal wave through your GI Tract, taking all of the built-up matter with it. [Read more…]

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Whenever it starts getting cold I start craving pumpkin. But, sugar doesn’t like me, so I try to find the healthiest options without processed sugar.  I came across a recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Bread and knew I needed to make it + it turned out pretty fab.  After baking, I let it cool and cut with a serrated knife and store in the fridge.  Delicious warm with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning – mmm, mmm!



  • photo1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup Tapioca Flour*
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup full fat coconut cream (cream only save water to drink)**
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Tired of chasing ‘success’?

the desire map workshop with amy jo beaver

Let’s talk about your life.

Do you feel free? Joyful? Connected?

Most importantly, does your life feel the way you want it to feel?

When I read The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte for the first time, my life was not feeling the way I wanted it to.

I was chasing career success – and every time I thought I was getting to where I wanted to be, I never felt fulfilled.  Can you relate?

The Desire Map was the catalyst for the change I needed.

This book isn’t just intellectual theory. It actually walks you through the process of practically (+ soulfully) creating a life that you actually want to live, connected to people, experiences and things that you actually want to be connected to.

It seems so obvious, right?

Of course! My life should feel good!

But the thing is, so many of us aren’t living that way. We’re fixated on what others think we should do. We’re pushing ourselves to meet someone else’s expectations of The Great Mom, The Successful Businesswoman, The Patient Wife or The Forgiving Friend.

And in all that striving to meet other people’s expectations, a lot of us have lost ourselves. For a while, I did.

The Desire Map snapped me out of it and got me back on my own life track, moving towards a future that feels right for me.

And because of the profound impact desire mapping has had on my life, I want to sing about this work from the rooftops. I want you to have this opportunity to reclaim your life too.

Which is why,

When I heard that Danielle was creating a Licensing program so that people could teach this material, I was one of the first people waving my arms at the front of the line. I knew I needed to rise.

And now,

I am thrilled to announce that I’m an official Desire Map Licensee (cue the confetti!).

I’m preparing to host my first in-person workshop(s) in Houston (January 2015), New Orleans (February 2015), and Atlanta (March 2015).

If you’d like to join me, click here for more details.

It’s never too late to live a life that feels good. A life that you consciously choose and design, based on your own core desired feelings.

I’d like to help you uncover those feelings so you can start building a life that helps you generate them.