I grew up with two awesome parents and a younger sister in sunny Clearwater, Florida. An upbringing that I wouldn’t change for the world. Clearwater is one of the great loves of my life.
Eventually I made my way to Fort Myers, Florida where I discovered the next two loves. Forensics and Yoga. I discovered forensics my sophomore year. I loved it so much that I stayed on for a Master’s Degree in Forensic Anthropology. Yeah so…… grad school is hard! Thus, I found yoga. I did find yoga in a local chain gym. But the teacher was great and I was bitten by the bug!
My first forensics job was in Broward County, Florida. I also found a great studio there that cultivated my love of yoga. At this studio I would meet my guru RoseAnn. She taught me how yoga was much more than just poses.
Eventually, RoseAnn opened her own studio and I completed my RYT200 yoga teacher certification with her in 2015. You can still find me teaching yoga at her studio, The Prana Lab! (Check out my yoga section for details!)
My job as a Crime Scene Investigator brought me a lot of joy. A lot of joy. In fact I met my husband there. Yeah, you aren’t supposed to date at work but….
Oops! I met my husband Jason and we were married in 2014.
Years after our wedding Jason and I struggled with starting our family due to two rounds of cancer that he survived as a child. (#CancerSucks) We waited for a long time and spent an awful lot of money and waited painfully long as we endured the fertility process
It was all worth it when we had our daughter Lilly though IUI in January 2018!
As Lilly naturally became the light of our lives, I found myself having to take a step back from Crime Scene Investigation. I now work for a private forensic training company, TriTech Forensics. I also teach Crime Scene Investigations at Florida Gulf Coast University.
I have since put a lot ore attention and time into my yoga teaching both in-studio and with private clients. The yoga world naturally brought me to Essential Oils. I heavily researched all of the benefits of essential oils and have seen such an improvement in the health of my family as we have been making the transition to a toxin free lifestyle. We have ALL benefited from the emotional support, health benefits, and overall improvements from making the switch (more in my essential oils section!)
I started this page to be a little happy place on the internet, to spread the love by sharing the little tidbits and helpful hints that have my made life easier or more full of joy, to share my knowledge of yoga essential oils, mom life, and anything else that is just FUN! So WELCOME!