regular meds?

hey folks!

well, since ive been questioned by a few people about medicines...and i firmly believe conventional medicines arent the greatest...

here is what i do to help with my constant state of pain...

for starters, i do take estrogen due to the hystrectomy. im not really a fan of it...but it works. the hot flashes were just so bad.

secondly, i drink emergen-c. it is PACKED with vitamin c which helps me not get sick and helps me feel better. believe this is or not, i prefer the pink lemonaid flavor so far! (that was given to me by a friend who didnt like them.) the raspberry is my second favorite.

now, to help with my migraines and pain, i DO use thieve's oil. its pretty amazing. it has also helped keep away colds! a few drops on my feet massaged in and poof! when i DO get a cold, i use RSV. it's amazing :) it's a combination of every euclyputus plant oil crushed and smells awesome. i actually stumbled on it when i had H1N1 columbus day weekend!

i have been lucky to use the pt that i was taught and breathing techniques i learned. the diet i use has helped also. now if the weight would start coming off i would be happier :) that will come off eventually!

the other thing that i have been asked is how am i healing...well good news in that area! i am discharged from the nurse as of friday!! i mean, all they have been doing is dressing changes (wet to dry) and vitals. they were monitoring my pain and claimed i should take the pain meds as prescribed...but if i can make it without taking them...well, then everyone wins! i save my insurance company money, i save me money and i dont have to infect my body with man made chemicals! its a win - win imo!

i feel that i am setting a great example to my son be seeking alternative medicines that are godly made...not man made. yes, the estrogen and emergen-c ARE manmade...but nothing else is.

ok, hope this helps those curious minds!

im heading to bed. i didnt sleep well last night and i have SO MUCH to do tomorrow :)

peace, love and dreads

ps...if you believe in the power of prayer, my son and i could use all the prayer you can give! when i am at liberty to discuss more, i gladly will!

oh yeah, so i was really encouraged the other day when i stumbled across amy. she is a dreadhead momma and pretty down to earth. she and i became fb friends and she says she now has a blog and asked me to read it. we have more in common than i realized! i was pretty shocked to read that i was the encouragement for her to start blogging! how awesome :) well, she is totally MORE computer literate than i am. i thought i was ok...but she has helped me get this blog where i wanted it! i noticed she had a really cute layout. she mentioned this site and that she saw one that made her think of me. voila, its the one i liked the best! so here ya go....! tada! my new look :) its awesome!

it caused me to sit back and think...

i mean, ive only had locks for just over 4 months now. but the WHOLE DHHQ ( community has been INSANELY LOVING! always there with encouragement, words of advice if meh locks are needing words of advice, a laugh if i am having a hard day...shoot, jennifer is sending me a .7mm crochet hook cuz she got several from ebay and didnt need that many and i am sending her (jen - they went out in the mail today!) bath salts that i make...these are people i have NEVER MET! but know that if i am in the area, meeting them would be totally a possibility! i mean, amazing.

ok, well, castle is on tv and ive had such a busy few days! i have LOTS to do before i take off for vacation :)

peace, love and dreads,


according to, the defination of grace is as follows:

grace   [greys] Show IPA noun, verb,graced, grac·ing.
elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
favor or good will.
a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior: It was only through the dean's grace that I wasn't expelled from school.
mercy; clemency; pardon: an act of grace.
favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.
an allowance of time after a debt or bill has become payable granted to the debtor before suit can be brought against him or her or a penalty applied: The life insurance premium is due today, but we have 31 days' grace before the policy lapses. Compare grace period.
the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.
the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them.
a virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces.
Also called state of grace. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.
moral strength: the grace to perform a duty.
a short prayer before or after a meal, in which a blessing is asked and thanks are given.
(usually initial capital letter) a formal title used in addressing or mentioning a duke, duchess, or archbishop, and formerly also a sovereign (usually prec. by your, his, etc.).
Graces, Classical Mythology. the goddesses of beauty, daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, worshiped in Greece as the Charities and in Rome as the Gratiae.
Music. grace note.

i always go out of my way to help others. i am often referred to as an "idealist". i see potential in people and it hurts me when i dont see them reaching for it or doing things that negate what they stand for. i am often guilty of not reaching for my potential. of that i am completely sure. it occurs, more often than not, that i do so much for others that i neglect myself. not that i decide openly that i do not want to take care of myself, it just happens sometimes. i have a friend that i have been friends with for a very long time. this friend i will name joe as this isn't his real name...i don't want people knowing who he is. i am sharing this because the lesson i learned is too good NOT to share. so here goes.

joe has amazing talent. joe is NOT a go-getter and has an addictive personality. not that when you meet joe you are attracted like a magnet, more like things of addictive nature are difficult for him to say no to. alcohol, weed...etc. once joe gets going, he has a hard time stopping...if it is offered, he jumps at the chance to to participate and then, again, cannot stop. i have done everything i can to discourage joe's participation in this. to my knowledge, it has haulted almost completely. joe's self destructive path has cost him his children, his family home, his car and even his freedom. the irony, i have busted my bottom to help him correct these things only for him to screw them up again within a month. i had to set up boundaries and put some serious distance.


yesterday, while spending time with joe, someone came and brought me a gift. this gift came from a COMPLETE stranger. and it was full of things that i TOTALLY use on a daily and made with all vegetable products/essential oils. perfectly amazing. this person told me she felt she needed to. talk about blow me away.


today, while trying to pick up the last of the pieces so i can put as much distance and boundaries as possible in place so i can move on...i met this croatian woman. she is going to help me get things straightened around and then we are both backing away. joe states that he needs to get his life in order financially but cannot get a regular job. i state that its not that he cannot get a job, that he refuses to and refuses to do anything to make his situation better. joe leaves the house and sits outside and does what he always does when he doesnt want to deal with any reality. he pretends he is asleep. it gets me so mad that i can barely breathe. i have gone to such insane lengths to help joe out and it feels like a slap in the face that he REFUSES to do what he has to do.


this croatian woman is very intelligent and explains to me why joe will never change and why she has stepped away and why he is self destructive. she proceeds to tell me that she will gladly hold me accountable as i step away to where i feel comfortable. it reduces me to tears. i have NEVER met this woman before and yet, there she is pulling my heart strings to the point of tears. it made me realize that no matter what i would like for anyone, if THEY don't want to change, they arent going to. i am feeling such resolve from lots of prayer and talking to people and letting god's grace pour through me. i will gladly help people out however, it will be very different. and you all have joe to thank (as well as emily) for walking all over me.



hey :) i moved around my pics a bit...

added the sponsorship logo :) and figured i would put a pic here for all to see my FULLY LOCKED dreadlocks with MANY props to the dhhq family :) this pic was taken today which makes my dreads 4 months 1 day old :)

peace, love and dreads



i mean to render me speachless is pretty hard.

but today...


i knew already today would be hard. but this hard? yeah, wasnt expecting it. then the date dawned on me and i had the most amazing realization! i have something to look forward on this date now! it's the 4 month anniversary of my locks. i posted a pic 2 days ago and jonny commented saying something to the fact that they have locked! woohoo :)

so i guess today has turned out better than i figured.

now to try and recop all the sleep i lost!

i am getting more and more excited to go meet jonny and sloan. hope its mutual! i do gotta get workin on my sign for the phillies game. i kinda hope it gets picked up! how cool it would be!

peace, love and dreads,

Hey :)

So, this is an email I sent to Jonny...was too good to NOT post publically!

so i've been thinking and reflecting of the changes my year has had. i do this every birthday. then i got to my hair and my healing and how i truly feel they are connected. well, then my thinking went kinda south...i was thinking about the little things that changed with dreads that i had NO IDEA about.

1. the insanely long time it takes to dry hair...
2. had to get new winter hat
3. had to get a new windbreaker due to velcro
4. absorbing smoke or other crappy smells and how to get rid of them or protect against them *
5. when they get longer, they are gonna be HEAVY and i have metal in my much can my neck take (this one scared me most of all.)
6. hair gets stuck in weird places...inside of my iguana cage when i am cleaning it out, in the door jam of the car when ive waxed, on a lose nail that i didnt know was there (yeah, that hurt!)...etc
7. how to control the urge to palmroll or cwr in the MOVIE THEATER or while driving
8. how many hours of serious work these are gonna take
9. getting dreads caught in a necklace clasp
10. preparing to meet some of the CRAZIEST people that you love and dont know what you would do without]]

it's been kinda funny thinking of these about them ops pts? lol. so yeah, think it could be VERY comical and show a different side to the thinking process. i will SO totally help...and wish i had editing software. i miss making stupid little movies for college!

so there you have it! lol. let me explain the *.

in ny, there is a law (its several years old) that states you cannot smoke in public bldgs, including bars. no biggie. i LOVE going to hear bands and not smelling like an ashtray the next day! it encourages me to go out more to be honest! well, if places wanted to KEEP smoking, they had to get a seperate vent system and enterence / exit. so in feb, my friend mary and i went to adams, ny to this little hick bar to hear THE TOWNIES and FREE GRASS UNION (look em up...they are pretty amazing!). not only was i shocked that the bar HAS a smoke room, the bands played INSIDE IT! oy. mary and i went in while FREE GRASS UNION was playing. just some seriously awesome bluegrass! was nice meeting the people and the band. the bands changed up and i stepped outside to get some MUCH needed air...the TOWNIES took the stage and ripped their jams up! it was awesome. the smoke, however, wasnt. so while THE TOWNIES were playin, Happy Cassie came over and we were chatting. She commented on my dreads and that she used dreadheadhq stuff too! it then dawned on me, OH NO! I HAVE DREADS AND THEY ARE GONNA BE SO FULL OF SMOKE DAYSSSSS! talk about mini crisis! i sing at church and didnt want to smell like THAT in church! uggh. luckily, happy cassie knew what to do!

it just makes me giggle. i mean, i have dreads. it's just hair, right? well, so many things need to be thought about before you get them...and until you actually live with them, you dont know or cannot think of all the angles. am i angry or upset? ABSOLUTELY NOT! i love them. (wish the backs were easier to work on...but alas, such as life!) just thought i would post this to help people out.

peace, love and dreads,

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