Recently I was asked, “So, what do you do?”
As in, what do I do for a living, what do I do for work, etc.
It took me a moment to respond because I, like so many of you, do a lot.
In the end, what I do can be summarized in the following statement:

“I provide for my family, spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially…
I am in the business of empowering others to do the same!”

Over the years my life, my path has changed. I have gone from being a single mother struggling to juggle school, work and children to being a wife and mother, an educator and leader.

I began this blog after being diagnosed with celiac disease. While, thanks to my milk-allergic daughter, I had mastered the fine art of all things dairy-free; it was our transition into a gluten-free lifestyle that really caused people to stop and ask “how did you make that,” “what would you do to make this (nut, gluten, egg, dairy) free?” etc.

It did not take long for me to realize that having a single location to send people to learn how I make adjustments to recipes, or learn how to create something new, would save me a lot of time….and, frankly, was a lot easier than writing and re-writing recipes by hand, over and over.

Over the years, I learned that my biggest reward for sharing recipes through this format came through empowering others to take control of their life. To enjoy food without limitations…to not just settle for the highly-processed, nutritionally defunct, weird textured and flavorless food offered through the grocery store, just because it was ‘safe’ for their food-allergic loved one to eat…I thrive off the ability to help others to not just have their cake and eat it, rather, I thrive off helping others to have their cake and love it, too!


Life changes and unexpected challenges have caused my focus to alter slightly.

I still thrive off creating and sharing recipes, but most recently my passion for empowering others to provide for their families spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially has turned into a business that, when combined with other life happenings, has kept me away from the computer and caused me to work hands-on with more and more individuals.


Adding in essential oils to a strong foundation of food nutrition has blessed my family greatly and has helped us improve emotionally, physically and financially.

Combining the power of essential oils with food nutrition has empowered us to take the full scope of our health and our healthcare into our own hands…

And I pray to be able to do that for you.

I believe Dr. David Steuer said it best when he stated, “I think one of the most important parts about dōTERRA, in my opinion, is the fact that it empowers every single person to go out to learn what they can that is best for their own home. If we don’t become masters within our home and better at our healthcare—our healthcare system is not set up to take care of us anymore; {Doctors/Practitioners are} trying, we’re all doing our best but at the end of the day it’s just not. And so if we (you and I) don’t step up to the plate and become more powerful in our own homes, we’re all going to fail.”

Self-care is a balance of food nutrition, physical activity, mental stimulation and natural solutions. I have found that the most effective natural solution for my family can be found through the essential oils and nutritional supplements available through dōTERRA. If you would like to know more, please visit my Essential Oils page, be certain to join my Facebook group: Using Essential Oils, And Love it, Too!, or contact me directly at permianbasindoterra(at)gmail(dot)com.

How can I help to empower you?