I’m just a small town girl….living in a lonely world. I’m a Mom of three beautiful rugrats and a recovering lawyer, teacher, Lymie and Deafie! Yep, my life is super calm and chill. I love Supercoffee and long walks on the beach. Alone. In a typical day you may find me begging my children to finish their kale and bee pollen smoothies, chasing my toddler down at the park to douse him in clove oil, or throwing some barbells around just for fun.
I’ve always had an intense passion for health, wellness and fitness. I was the girl in college eating salad and cooking up chicken breast while the rest of my classmates lived on ramen and goldfish. My passion for living a more natural lifestyle transformed into a call to action once my second daughter was born. It started with an epiphany one evening during bath time where I had the sudden uncontrollable urge to flip the shampoo bottle around and was horrified to find a synthetic form of formaldehyde listed as one of the ingredients. So I did my research. And the more research I did the more frustrated and scared I became.
So…I started purging unsafe products from my home. And then I purged and purged some more, all the while continuing my search for things like safe and effective ways to clean my teeth, my countertops and my kids’ tushies. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease and experiencing profound hearing loss earlier this year, my resolve to get healthy only deepened. My focus, my passion, my mission is to keep me and my family happy and healthy and help you do the same!
Add in countless sleepless nights, “think tanks” that took place during diaper changes and more than my fair share of caffeinated planning sessions at Sideboard and….BOOM! Essential Living, my virtual baby, was born.
And I am pretty darn proud of my love child thus far. I hope you like her too.
Thanks for reading!