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Alicia Dragic, RN, CGP

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" #realfood ๐Ÿœ #oiled ๐ŸŒฑ #Lyme ๐Ÿœ & #autismrecovery ๐Ÿ™‡ #homeschooling ๐Ÿ“– #naturelover ๐ŸŒท

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When I look at this picture, all I can think is that it's saying: EAT ME!! . It's hard to find recipes that are Paleo and yet moist, buttery rich (without the butter!) and so good that you drool looking at a picture ๐Ÿ˜‰ These blueberry muffins are that crazy good! (Plus they're #glutenfree #dairyfree #grainfree #refinedsugarfree ... As in, you can have your "cake" and eat it too ๐Ÿ˜‰) . Recipe's up! Link in bio ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . #yumyumyum #homemade #getinmybelly

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Quirky fact about me: I absolutely love storms. Back before kids, I used to chase and photograph storms in my sweet little blue 5-speed. My dream was to become a meteorologist and work for the #NSSL in Norman, OK. I ended up becoming a nurse and a mom, which means dealing with different kinds of storms ๐Ÿ˜‰ Once a severe storm (and tornado) swept through just a mile or so from my parents' house. My husband (who was working) said he was glad to know I was at work and wouldn't be chasing the storm ... What he didn't know was that I had gotten an on-call and was hanging out with my mom and baby in their basement. While I've seen a small tornado once, I generally tend to repel them better than I do mosquitos. . The storm that rolled through tonight was absolutely gorgeous, and it felt fun to be able to be out with my camera again. Check out my InstaStory for more pics โค . . . #stormchaser #weathergirl #dreams

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"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela You think this little guy was a bit afraid to take the food from her hand? (Do you see that back leg stretched out there, ready to run? ๐Ÿ˜‰) . . There are many things in life that we may avoid. We make a lot of excuses as to why we don't "need" to make the change, but it really stems down to fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of being different, fear of not liking it or missing out ... The list goes on. . But what if we just forgot all that and did it, facing our fears head on, whatever they may be? It doesn't mean we're not afraid. It just means we conquer that fear. . . yourhealthyhomebody.com/2018/07/13/courage-is-not-the-absence-of-fear/ . . . #bethesquirrel #conqueryourfears #nevergiveup

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#tbt to when we visited Waco for a split second. โค This suspension bridge is loaded with history (and not just because it appears on Fixer Upper! ๐Ÿ˜‰) It was the first bridge across the Brazos River, opened in 1870, and at the time was the longest single span suspension bridge in the world. The steel and cables were supplied by the same guy who built the Brooklyn Bridge! More details coming up in my InstaStory today โค What fun landmarks have you seen in your travels (or in your hometown)? . . . #wewerethere #worldschooling

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The #worldcup matchup: oils vs. oils. The red labels versus the purples. The captains? Valor and Thieves, of course. . . . #ihaveacreativekid #goaliesaredigizeandharmony #childhoodunplugged

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Take care of your body and it will take care of you. Give it water, give it rest, give it REAL FOOD. Care for your emotional and spiritual health, work on balance instead of the all-or-nothing, do-or-die attitude the world promotes, and find things daily that make you smile. Add in oils as the cherry on top and you're good to go. โค Happy Saturday everyone! It's a beautiful day. . . . #beautycomesfromwithin #itsallhowyoufeel #loveyou

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I was a little slow to the #fixerupper craze. I don't think I watched my first episode until maybe Season 4 or so, but then I was hooked. See, when I was first really sick with Lyme, my brain basically was mostly dead. I couldn't concentrate to read. Watching a movie was so exhausting that it threw my body into a severe anxiety attack and I had to turn it off. Following a plot was just too stressful on my mind. . However, there were several days (and nights) when my body was just too weak to move, but my brain wouldn't shut off to sleep, sometimes for days at a time. Scrolling on my phone was even too intense. Laying there feeling like death was the worst, and I needed something to distract me. That's where Fixer Upper came in. The episodes were short, and there really isn't any unpredictable plot: they find the house, they fix it up, and everyone lives happily ever after. Chip was entertaining and made me laugh, and Joanna's work appealed to the artist and nature lover in me. They helped me get through some really, really rough days ... Fixer Upper will always be one of my all-time favorite shows. So thankful @magnolia @joannagaines @chipgaines ๐Ÿ’• Check out my InstaStory today for more pics of our visit to #thesilos in #waco

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We just got back from a *very* quick trip down to Texas ... When I say quick, I mean it was a 5 day trip in which 4 of the days were solid driving. Thankfully we all love a good #roadtrip and there wasn't much whining that happened (much being the key word here ๐Ÿ˜‰). . Eating healthy on the road used to be something that just the thought of overwhelmed me. What if we ran out of food? What if we were in Nowhereville Nevada and can't find anything other than greasy burger joints for miles? What if we STARVED to death? ๐Ÿ˜ณ This trip really showed me how far we've come over the years. First, it was planned with literally a day's notice. Second, we had to pack super light because we were bringing a large antique corn sheller back with us (so the usual big cooler I bring with us wouldn't fit this trip) ... all cold stuff had to fit in an insulated lunchbox. And lastly, I kind-of just winged the grocery list and trusted that there would be food here and there along the way. . And know what? We survived. No one starved. We even ate out when necessary (thank you @chipotle ) And we had tons of fun ... With loads less pressure than I used to feel. Worried about roadtripping while eating healthy? Check out my tips for travelling on special diets on my blog. #linkinbio . Oh, and bonus points: who knows where we took this photo at? ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . #traveltips #eatinghealthyonthego #wedidntstarve #wewerejustroastedalive

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I never was big on makeup growing up. While my friends were caking it on in high school, I didn't even try makeup until I was around 16. And I never went beyond mascara until a friend applied my wedding makeup in my 20s. It just wasn't a big deal to me. I see now though why women love it. A fresh face after an all-nighter with sick kids gives a mom an added boost of confidence (See, I got this mom thing down y'all! ๐Ÿ˜‰) It helps a woman feel put together, professional, glowing, awake, pretty, etc. . The real problem isn't whether we wear makeup or not. It's what is being put IN our makeup. Do you know what is actually in your makeup?? Do a little investigating and you may actually be surprised. . Women's personal care products are LOADED with synthetic chemicals, things that can cause cancer, skin issues, hormone disruption (think thyroid issues and infertility) ... Did you know that ingredients like parabens actually ACCELERATE aging? So while you're trying to look your best, your makeup is actually aging you faster, requiring more makeup and anti-aging products in the long run! (Clever of them, don't you think?) Besides all that, many make up products clog pores and are horrible for your skin. . Worst of all, these chemicals that we are taking into our bodies are being stored in our fat, damaging not only us but being passed down to our children and grandchildren. . I think it's time to say enough. Don't you? . Savvy Minerals: free of dyes, synthetic fragrance, gluten, soy, mineral oil, petroleum, talc, parabens, metals, nano-particles, phthalates, and bismuth. #smartchoice

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โค Ningxia Red Gummies โค Rainy days plus having one kid waking up feeling under the weather calls for making up special treats to keep EVERYONE happy and healthy! (Also, tomorrow is grocery day, so the fridge has been looking pretty bare in the snack department, or so my oldest reminded me as he dramatically lay on the kitchen floor, "I'm staaaarving") So we made potato salad, Ningxia jello, Ningxia gummy worms, falafel, lunch, and strong tea for mommy, and after cuddling and oiling up the little guy and finding "Rookie of the Year" on #xfinity I think we are all going to survive. Maybe. Back to the Ningxia gummy treats! Making them up with Ningxia Red, raw honey, essential oils, and @vitalproteins gelatin means that not only are they delicious and disappear quickly here, but they are packed with antioxidants, gut support, and other health benefits. Happy healthy kids = happy mommy. Ningxia Gummy Treats 1/2 cup juice (we used cranberry juice today; it's what I had) 1/2 cup Ningxia Red 2 1/2 Tbs gelatin 3-4 drops orange essential oil 1 1/2 Tbs raw local honey ** Whisk juice and gelatin in a sauce pan on low until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add honey, Ningxia Red, and orange oil. Pour into molds and cool. (We used long thin molds from @ikeausa to make "worms") . . . #happykids #rainydays #momhadacoupletoo

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Freckles for days! I could just kiss these cute little cheeks (and often do ๐Ÿ˜‰) . . . #healthykids #getoutside #freckles

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Yay for orchids blooming!! I have been a habitual orchid killer ๐Ÿ˜ณ I was brave enough to try again last year with this guy, and while he didn't die, he also didn't bloom. It's actually been so long I didn't even remember what color the blooms would be! The key: don't drown them! (which I was regularly doing). I now just give him 1/4 cup of water once every week or so. I've also heard that if you water your plants using empty Ningxia Red bottles (with just that little bit of Ningxia residue in them) that plants including orchids thrive. I haven't tried this yet as I tend to reserve those last few drops for me lol. Do you have a green thumb? What are your special growing tips? ๐ŸŒฑ . . . #gardeningtips #houseplants #greenthumb #greenliving

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Out catching fireflies last night, a summertime tradition โค "Happiness isn't about getting what you want all the time. It's about loving what you have and being grateful for it." . . . #itsthelittlethings #fireflies #summernights

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Our first CSA haul of 2018! So glad we decided to supplement what we get from our garden this year ... Fresh, local, and sooo good! Plus, I love me some time on the farm โค #farmgirl Already enjoyed some asparagus and green onions with lunch ๐Ÿ˜‹ If you are looking for local-grown produce (either to supplement what you grow yourself or to just avoid the poor quality supermarket produce), I would highly recommend looking into getting a CSA like #harrisonmarketgardens . . . #supportlocalfarmers #strawberriesnotpictured #theydidntmakeithome at Harrison Market Gardens

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Lavandula angustifolia, otherwise known as "lavender", or the oil that I hated ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously could not stand lavender. And it's everywhere y'all ... In soaps, in lotion, in gift sets people give you ... I once bought some cheap lavender from the health food store thinking I would try tolerating the smell long enough to take a soak in the tub and hopefully this tired mama would get some good sleep. And I ended up being wide awake until 5 a.m. ๐Ÿ˜ณ When we bought our new house six years ago and found that the previous owner had planted lavender around the entire perimeter, I ripped.it.all.out. #serious When I got my essential oil starter kit, lavender was the last oil I tried because we definitely did not have a friendly history. And you know what? It turns out that lavender fragrance (mostly synthetic) has nothing really in common with real lavender. Not the same effect. Not the same reaction. And definitely a different scent! I absolutely love lavender. I go through bottles of it in our home annually, as we use it for every thing from bumps and bruises and blisters to sleep, long eyelashes, and shiny hair. The scent soothes me and brings me peace. And so this week I planted some Lavandula angustifolia in honor of the man who is the reason why I no longer hate lavender. โค #thankyougaryyoung . . . #seedtoseal #real #makesadifference

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Breaking my usual Sunday social media break because this recipe is just that good! ๐Ÿ˜‹ I made up a batch of chai ice cream but it froze super solid and goodness knows when I want my ice cream, I WANT MY ICE CREAM! and I don't want to have to chisel it down atom by atom. So I let it thaw and then froze it in an ice cube tray. This morning, I added a chai ice cube to my @herbalrevolution Roasted Root tea, and yummmmm! #creamygoodness Here it is: 2- 14 oz cans full fat coconut milk (I use an organic, BPA free brand) 1 Tbs vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp cloves 1/8 tsp cardamom Pinch or two sea salt 1/2 cup maple syrup (if you use raw honey instead, use less, as it's sweeter) Blend and pour into ice cube trays! This makes up enough for one ice cube tray plus a tray of popsicles, so if you just want the ice cubes, just make half a recipe. Enjoy, and happy Sunday! โค Ok now back to social media blackout ... ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . #selfcare #Sunday #chaitea

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It only took 3 days, but the garden is finally IN! โค Another thing I'm super excited about: the earthworms are back! When we first bought our house and created a garden plot, the earth was pretty dead ... No worms, so-so soil. It had regularly been sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals. . It took SIX years of organic gardening and love to bring the worms back. Every time I turned the shovel, there was another one! #mademesmile It's crazy to think what these chemicals are doing to the land. It really should make us stop and think - how long can we continue to destroy the earth and get away with it? . . . #iloveworms #andgardenspiders #organicgardening

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I'm back y'all!! After not posting on the blog since December, I finally have something new up. Hoping that this is the start of a great streak ... But also aware that reality doesn't always match my enthusiasm and drive ๐Ÿ˜‰ Soothing skin salve: helps support your skin for whatever life throws at it, from bites and stings to bumps, scrapes, cracks, and rashes. Also, I added a special bonus recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š Link in bio! . . #imback #fortodayatleast

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