My New Office and Annie Sloan Paint Tutorial

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Back in March, I signed a lease and opened a little office in Jupiter, Florida, where my family and I moved last May, after living in Tallahassee, Florida for 14 years. It was really hard for me to leave my beloved Tallahassee, with all the huge Live Oak trees that were just as much my… [read more]

How to Make Marigold Tea

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I am such a fan of herbal remedies because they work. I also just love that they come from the earth, God’s creation. The more I learn about herbology, the more gratitude and awe I have for God and how masterfully He created plants for all our human ailments and conditions. If you are a Christian and nervous… [read more]

Tapping to Reduce Feeling Overwhelmed

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Oh, tapping, how I love you.  And oh, I don’t know what would I do without you. As I mentioned before in Tapping To Reduce Toddler Meltdowns, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a tool I have used for over a decade. It is great all around self healing tool and I relied heavily on it… [read more]

How To Ground Yourself + Protect Your Energy

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Do you ever feel like you are all over the place? Are you a little forgetful and flaky? Can you literally not find your footing?  This is what can happen if you are not grounded. We can describe people as level-headed and grounded, but what does that actually mean? Staying grounded is a way to remain… [read more]

Can You Prevent Morning Sickness?

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Is there any way to prevent morning sickness? I’m on a mission to find that out. I’ve had severe morning sickness for all three of my pregnancies, but this last time was by far the worst. I wasn’t officially diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (the pregnancy complication of excessive vomiting/nausea that can sometimes be dangerous.) But… [read more]

Tapping To Reduce Toddler Meltdowns

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Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a healing tool I have used for nearly a decade. At first, it was something I only did in therapy sessions with the therapist walking me through the process. As I became more comfortable with the technique, I started using it by myself at home, in the shower,… [read more]

Natural Deodorant that Actually Works

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Trying to find a natural deodorant that really works is like searching for the Holy Grail. I know because I have been searching for one since I was 18. Most women, like myself, have the best intentions for their health, but after trying every natural deodorant known to man, they give up and just stick… [read more]

20 Great Ways to Take Care of Yourself!

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I am a huge believer in self care.  Taking care of yourself is vital to both your health and your ability to care for another person. I spent years wishing I had been mothered and taken care of better, but then it dawned on me that I could just take care of myself. Instead of hoping… [read more]

Placenta Encapsulation

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Last year I took a certification course from Full Circle Encapsulation and learned how to encapsulate placentas. I had no intention of doing it for a living, but I am so glad I got the information.  I feel that information about placentas is really a lost art and I am thrilled to be a part… [read more]

Balancing Hormones for Conception

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Since this spring I have felt the call and tug of a little soul wanting into our family.  At first the tug was gentle and patient because I was not ready yet. I flatly asked the soul for patience during our communication through meditation (check out this guided meditation I recorded to help you connect with… [read more]

Understanding Your Child Better with Chinese Face Reading

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One of my biggest goals as a mother is to understand my daughter as best I can.  Not only do I want to a good mother, I want to be the kind of mother she needs.  I want to be able to be flexible to meet her needs and in the her unique ways.  I… [read more]

Detox Baths

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I love taking a bath at night as a way to relax and unwind, they have long been a place a solace and restoration for me.  When I pregnant with Penelope, I took one every night and used that time to talk and connect with her spirit.  They are the most cost effective self care/body… [read more]

Natural Remedies for Fever, Stuffy Nose, and Ear Infection

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Over the years my homeopathic remedy cabinet has grown. Each time a new illness pops up I learn how to treat with homeopathy. Very quickly it became my go to way to treat anything. I think that very rarely do people need antibiotics, I am talking a handful of times in your lifetime, not a… [read more]

Causes of a Displaced Uterus

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This is the year of the uterus here at M+BL!  I took a life-changing training back in January about how to put a uterus back into it’s proper place.  I also learned about all the health issues that can manifest in women who have a displaced uterus and some amazing self-healing tools like Vaginal Steam… [read more]

Essential Oils That Are Really Essential

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Some people have asked me what my favorite and absolute must-have essential oils are, so I thought I would do a little post to share and explain. I have used Young Living Essential oils since 2005. I have tried regular store bought essential oils, and I can really see the difference in Young Living, they… [read more]

Amazing, Delicious, Gluten-Free Lactation Cookies

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When I was pumping, I did everything known to man to increase my supply because I was gifted with the life experience of having to exclusively pump for my daughter in order to breastfeed her. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the M+BL breastfeeding archives to learn about my daughter, Penelope, and… [read more]