Entries by mmathiesen

It’s been a month (almost)

I love a good gratitude practice.  I mean I practice it daily but If you ever want a lesson in gratitude….have surgery.  Seriously, I don’t wish it on anyone but somedays there’s a lesson to learn. It’s very bizarre that one day you suffer mightily to do something and a few days later, magically you […]

What’s Your Mantra?

I was watching an episode of Fixer Upper, actually one of many, many episodes over the last few weeks.   Anyway they remodeled a home for a wounded warrior and in the shower they added his mantra. Yeaterday in one of my oil groups an interview surfaced from Janes Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy, who completed […]

Well I didn’t see that coming….

So yesterday my Mom left to go home.  I’m still gimpy but gaining more independence each day.  It’s tough.  I’ll be honest, everything that you don’t think about…I have to make a huge concerted effort at.  Today was making the bed.  Seriously.  That is a lot of effort, and it still looks crappy lol. Tomorrow […]

Ankle 2.0

So after 7 months of waiting to change insurance and 2.5 years of pushing my luck running in a badly damaged ankle, finally came to an end on February 13th. Not the the most fun I have ever had but hardly the worst…thank you ankle block!  The antics you’ll read about will hopefully make you […]

CBS confirms my last blog post…..sadly

So last week I wrote my first blog post in a series about detoxing your house and the hidden number of toxic chemicals that the FDA and others allow into our lives.  THIS IS SCARY SHIT! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scented-laundry-products-release-carcinogens-study-finds/ Apparently while I was studying about nasty toxic laundry chemicals,  so was CBS.  The article that popped up […]

Laundry Room Detox

I read somewhere this last week that the most toxic product in our homes was…..ready for this…..fabric softener sheets.  Seriously, fabric softener sheets.  Ouch!  For some of us who do a shit ton of laundry a week this is not what I wanted to hear.  So I looked on snopes (https://www.snopes.com/dryer-sheets-full-of-toxic-chemicals) and while they were […]

Time for a Detox

This photo just makes me take a deep breath and feel settled.  Why?  Nature is a detox.  You know how good you feel after walking in the woods, going to the beach, hiking in the mountains, etc.  Why can’t we take that home with us?.  Why can’t we bring that feeling into our homes and […]


Hawaiian Escape

While I’m cleaning my newer diffuser I got the old trusty one started with what promised to be a Hawaiian blend. It really does take me back to that luscious island without a care in the world! Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy in your diffuser! 3 drops lavender, 2 drops bergamot, 1 drop […]


Just Too Much Stuff…

So I never planned to sell my house and minimize my life, carbon footprint, jobs and so on, but a weird series of interrelated events happened and all of the sudden I am a minimalist (work in progress).  Now I am not living with anything.  I still have my creature comforts but they are really […]