I’m a Modern Hippie

Nicole BrannickHousehold

Modern Hippie

When I was growing up, hippie was a very derogatory term. Those were the people who rejected the established norms. Why couldn’t they just be like everyone else? Do things the way society says they should be done? Well, as I’m getting older, I’m discovering that I’m becoming a modern hippie. While I don’t smoke marijuana, you might just find … Read More

Know better. Do better.

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My favorite quote changes with the season I’m in—not the actual season, but the proverbial one. For a few years now, I’ve loved this one: “Know better. Do better.” We don’t know what we don’t know. But once we know, we can’t unknow it, ya know? And once I know, I believe I’m responsible to make sure others know too. … Read More

Dreams

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I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, engaged, powerful people, are busy doing. — Shonda Rhimes Do you still have a dream? What are you doing to accomplish that dream? Every day, take action. Every step, no matter how small, is still a … Read More

My Birthday Wish

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My birthday is this week. And with each year that ticks by, I think harder about wanting to live longer, to live better. Wellness has never been as important to me as it is now. I have an eight-year old, and I want to see her get married and have kids of her own someday in the far-off future. I … Read More

Progress and Perfection

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I use drug store shampoo. And conditioner. It’s not organic or all-natural. In fact, it is full of nasty ingredients. When I told my hair stylist that I use these particular products, she looked at me like I had three heads. You see, I have really curly hair that I straighten most days. Add in the Tennessee summer humidity, and … Read More

It’s All About Ambience

Nicole BrannickRecipes, Romance

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A clean house.  A glass of wine.  Candles lit.  It’s just about the best kind of evening for me. I love the way a dimly lit room coupled with a soft fragrance makes me feel.  Add in some music, and I’m a happy, happy girl.  But now we know that those paraffin candles are emitting chemicals (soot, anyone?) and other synthetic fragrances that many … Read More

Holiday Cooking with Vitality Oils

Nicole BrannickRecipes, Vitality

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It’s November, and the holidays are right around the corner. There is no better time than now to show gratitude for our family and friends with the gift of food. Why not combine that with your love of essential oils?! Essential oils in food, you ask? Of course! There are thousands of food products that you consume on a regular basis … Read More

Just Part of the Day

Nicole BrannickOil Blend, Oil Single, Oil-Infused Product

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One of the things I explain to people who have a curiosity about essential oils is that they aren’t the next new fad like personalized lockets, embroidered cloth handbags, and such. They really are part of a return to healthier, more natural living. Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time, and they are here to stay. They … Read More