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Alicia Dragic, RN, CGP

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" 🌱 🔸GAPS/Paleo🔸essential oils🔸Lyme🔸autism 🔸Homeschooling🔸nature 🌱🔸 ❤Positivity + HOPE!❤

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When we switch over to a more natural way of living, one of the toughest things to figure out as women is how we're going to ditch all the toxin-filled personal care products that we use: makeup, lotion, perfume, shampoo, hair color, and so on. It can be a daunting task, especially when we realize how much junk is in the products we've been using (I challenge you to look up the ingredients in some of your personal care products right now: you may be surprised to learn that they contain things like hormone disruptors, chemicals that cause thyroid issues and even cancer 😢 www.ewg.org). The average women applies some EIGHTY of these nasty chemicals to her body BEFORE BREAKFAST each and every day. At first, I just went perfume free and used some nasty homemade shampoo that made my hair look like I hadn't washed it in a year. But going natural doesn't have to be that way!! Eventually I found some much better options that made me free pretty without hurting my body. So today I am coming to you SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL FREE thanks to: Makeup: @younglivingeo Savvy Minerals Shampoo/conditioner: @carinaorganics Carina Organics Perfume: @younglivingeo Believe essential oil blend Hair Color: @Hairprint Brown hair color ... My latest non-toxic find!!! At 35, I'm not ready to go grey yet, but I was having allergic reactions to the junk in other "natural" hair colors (which I later learned were far from safe!) This color covers the greys and is 100% safe for me! . . . #knowbetterdobetter #toxinfree #girlyouareworthit

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Thank you @mission_to_remission for this super comfy shirt! Love this reminder to not give up and push each day towards healing and full remission ❤ . . . #missiontoremission #lymedisease #nevergiveup #onedayatatime

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This guy came to me this morning with a diffuser necklace that he had made at our "Oily Kid Party" a year or two ago. He said, "Mom, gimme the Stress Away please! I really need it today!" . It's hard being eight, your room is a swamp, and your mean mom is making you clean it. . . . #cleaningishardwork #drama #allthestressaway #startthemyoung

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The Minions do Math. Do not be deceived by the sweet expression on their faces. . . . #ipitytheirteacher #ohwaitiamtheteacher #mamahasaheadache

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It's up!! My new gluten free sourdough bread recipe is officially on my blog, along with recipes for sourdough pancakes and regular sourdough bread using #Einkorn flour. Enjoy! ❤ You can find the recipes by clicking on the link in my bio 😎 yourhealthyhomebody.com/2017/10/10/gluten-free-sourdough-bread/

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Had an absolutely beautiful day today with the fam! ❤ While we have lived by Rock Cut State Park for the last 13 years and have spent hours and hours hiking and biking in the woods, I have never been on the lake. I admire and respect water, but as a mediocre swimmer, I also have a healthy fear of it. First time in a kayak. ✔ Didn't drown. ✔ Do one thing every day that scares you. ✔ Absolutely loved every minute of it. ✔ . . . #mondayfunday #kayaking #slayed #lovemyfamily at On Pierce Lake, in Rock Cut State Park

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It's finally official ... I am now the owner of an LLC ❤ . . . #shouldadonethismonthsago #procrastinationqueen #whodaboss #imtheboss

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When I was a teenager, I mixed ammonia and bleach. 😷😱 I was helping my mom clean the bathroom, and as we lived in a farm house with well water, we often had a rust stain around the drain in the bathtub. What really helped remove it was the super duty toilet bowl cleaner, so I would start with that around the drain. Then I would rinse it and proceed to clean the tub with the regular shower cleaner. Except once I didn't rinse well enough, which mixed the two cleaning products, creating a toxic cloud that filled the bathroom. To this day, I cannot smell chemical cleaners like that without going into a crazy coughing fit. I actually wasn't able to clean the bathroom again for years because I was unable to tolerate any of the cleaning products we used. (And I had forgotten all about this until science class today with D, when we talked about "science experiment safety" and never mixing bleach and ammonia 😎) . It just truly made me so thankful for a safer alternative. My kids are growing up and will never have to experience these nasty toxic chemicals that are considered normal to have in your home. Instead, I give them the spray bottle full of Thieves Household Cleaner and don't even have to monitor how they use it. No gloves. No chemical smoke clouds. No coughing. Just cinnamon spicy-ness that you're free to inhale deeply without risk of death and a shiny clean house. ❤ . . . #yesitworks #smellssogood #ditchthetoxins #foryourhealth

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~ "I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - Anne of Green Gables ~ Today was kind-of a slow day at our house. D woke up with a fever and between the two of us, we decided that an alternative form of schooling was needed. 😉 So I introduced the boys to Anne. ❤ . They enjoyed the "carrots" and slate smashing and hair dyeing ... But in general they felt the movie was way too long (D kept counting down the minutes by the minute for the last hour and a half or so) and they were super concerned that Mom had lost her mind as I ugly cried when Matthew died (even though I've seen this movie 56,724 times and read the book 98,493 times). . Future daughters-in-law, this introduction (and tolerance) to chick flicks is for you, and you're welcome. Although Luka has said that if this is part of getting married, he might just stay single. 😉 #kindredspirits #iloveanne #20poundsofbrownsugar

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When something bad happens, it hurts us. Whether we knew the person affected our not, our heart goes out to them. Inside, we feel sick. And like people have done for centuries, we may look upward and ask: Why? Something that gives me comfort is knowing that God gives us the answer to the question of why wickedness exists, why bad things happen to good people, why babies die and why children grow up without their parents. It isn't a mystery; there are answers and it brings me peace. I hope that finding these answers can bring you a little peace in this chaotic world tonight too. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/wp20140701/why-do-bad-things-happen/

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A year ago this was me, holding a bottle of freshly distilled juniper on an all-expense paid trip to one of the best smelling places on earth. ❤ Looking back, a few signs were there. I was feeling a little off that week, I was having crazy night sweats the entire time (chalked it up to sleeping hard ... That's a good diffuser combo there lol), and by this time on Oct. 1st, my stomach was just feeling a little "off". I assumed maybe the salad dressing I had with dinner was bad and I applied some extra DiGize. . I woke up the next morning not feeling well, but I had to get up before the sun to catch my flight ... So of course this non-morning person was gonna feel off! Extra coffee ☕ extra oils, and I was good to go. . That moment was the last time I got to live in the "old me", the me that believed I was awesomely healthy 😉.. . I got on a plane for a 3 hour ride home, which I spent mostly curled up in intense abdominal pain, and then spent hours at the airport after landing vomiting and trying to work up the energy to get on the bus. . . I am so thankful that we were able to identify within 5 months what was going on with me and that I was able to start treatment. I was diagnosed with #Lyme #babesia (a cousin of malaria) #protomyxzoa #epsteinbarr #Mycoplasma and a couple other co-infections. And while I'm not back to normal yet, I try to focus on the improvements. For example, that first day I vomited for 14 hours straight ... Today, I only vomited twice! . . I have learned a lot about myself, and I have learned to start to care for and value my body. It has taught me patience and the need to slow down. To trust others. To rely on God and not my own strength. And to never judge another person, as you never know what they are quietly battling. . . If I could go back, I would definitely choose to never contract Lyme and every thing that goes with it, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But I am thankful that on most days I can see the silver lining of this otherwise lousy illness. ❤

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While the pool may not be the "correct" color (or even open in the right season) and the lounging chair has been faded and buckled by a hot summer, there are pluses: the sun is warm, the breeze feels nice, and my tea is delicious. On this Saturday that is requiring me to slow down, a break poolside feels therapeutic. Now to work up the energy to finally get the pool closed 😉 Honey? . . . #theneighborsmustwonder #fallswimming #doesthegirleverwork

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Multitasking: the end of the month means #hustle but Lyme treatment can't be put off either. Super excited that we were able to purchase our own Rife machine! This way, instead of driving 9 hours roundtrip to receive treatments from a physician, I am able to do them myself at home, ultimately saving a LOT of time as well as money. It also is wonderful to be able to get healthier in the comfort of my own home, doing what needs to get done like working my business (but more often while watching Fixer Upper lol). . . A big thank you also goes to #youngliving for making this purchase possible. Don't know how we would have afforded it otherwise, let alone be able to pay cash. #sograteful

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Feeling a little nostalgic today ... This was from our visit to the lorakeet exhibit at @nicholasconservatory two years ago. Where did those little boys go? 😢 They both needed bigger tennies this week. Not too much longer and I can wear my oldest son's shoes. 😳 . . . #theygrowtoofast #slowdown #notbabiesanymore

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Finally able to enjoy some fall-ish weather today! ❤ #homeschoolingatitsfinest

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When you are sick or receive a new diagnosis, people offer lots of advice. I first learned this when my then 2 1/2 year old was diagnosed with autism. Books and news articles mentioning autism were given to me by caring friends, as well as boatloads of tips and suggestions ranging from the really helpful down to the "just spank it out of him". 😳 Um, no. . . In general, though, I was thankful for the help, as some of it ended up being things that helped him to recover and reach where he is today. And this is my point: . . I often see on various blogs or Instagram accounts from people with #chronicillness how much it drives them crazy when people offer tips and suggestions: you just need to drink more water and you'll be better; sleep more; eat this; think positively; try this supplement; my aunt did this and she's better. These posts mock the suggestions given by well-meaning friends and basically show they have resigned themselves to a life of chronic illness and pain because their doctors told them it must be so. Here's my two cents: the givers of these tips and suggestions mean well, however much they irk you. Closing our ears to them may mean missing out on something that could truly improve our quality of life! So listen, consider it, and if it truly doesn't apply to you, smile and thank them for thinking of you. And remember, so many diagnoses out there do not have to mean a life sentence. A tip from a friend with good intentions may just be the thing you need to change your life and reverse the course of your "chronic illness". #keepanopenmind and #nevergiveup

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When I was younger, I hated fall. 🍁 To me, the changing of the color of the leaves meant that the trees were dying, that soon the leaves would fall and everything would be brown and bleak and boring for months and months. And fall inevitably led to winter, and winter inevitably led to February, the bleakest month of them all ... 28 days of gloom and blah (with a whole added day of misery added in every 4 years). The whole thought was depressing. And then I grew up, and something has happened to me these last few years. My attitude towards fall did a complete 180. I actually look forward to crisper days, the cool air, the vibrant colors, apples, hot tea in the cold mornings ... This morning I baked bread, and the kitchen didn't overheat turning the oven up to 500 degrees! The cooler air feels better on my body, it gives me renewed energy. And even though I know winter is coming, I welcome the cold days and the snow as I can spend evenings snuggled up next to the fire.🔥 . Life is all about our perspective. If we look at things in a negative way, we will always find things to be negative about. But we can also look at a negative situation and find things that are positive about it, and in this way, we can enjoy life instead of just surviving. So look around you ... Can you find one thing to be thankful about today? ❤ . . . #findthegood #lookatlifethroughapositivefilter #todayiwillchoosejoy

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