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Flow: The Key to Happiness

  Have you ever heard of “flow?” If not, then you’re missing out on the key to happiness!  Proposed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph D – Professor of Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, the concept of flow has been widely referenced in the field positive psychology where researchers measure things like states of happiness, values, strengths, virtues, and talents. Essentially,Read More


Fish Oil vs Krill Oil: The Great Omega-3 Debate

   At the heart of the fish oil vs krill oil debate is the recommendation that people should supplement their diet with omega-3 fatty acids. Why is this so important? Simply put: as the global diet continues toward the trend of eating everything out of a box, omega-6 fatty acid processed vegetable oils and processed foods haveRead More

DIY Urban Homesteading

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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

One of my favorite things about our Urban Homestead are the beautiful colors that decorate the outside. I was raised on a homestead with every color and fragrant aroma imaginable and it’s delightful to see the birds, bees and hummingbirds that they all attract. This is especially important because without these “pollinators” you’ll struggle to get aRead More


Mama Z’s Urban Homesteading Heritage

  Mimi That lovely lady in the green is my mom. The kids call her “Mimi.” The other two lovely ladies are regular customers of her home business Frawley’s Fine Herbary, and they are at their local Farmer’s Market where my mom has sold her mixes and fresh herbs for over 30 years. It was withRead More

Essential Oils


Medical Uses of Clove Essential Oil

Looking for more articles like this? Check out our Essential Oils Database and stay current with the most up-to-date research and home uses! Indigenous to the Maluku islands of Indonesia, cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) can be found in nature as the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen tree. Picked by hand the buds are dried until theyRead More


The Healing Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.” ~ H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques H.L. Mencken was obviously making fun of idealism in his famous text, A Book of Burlesques, yet I wonder if he really meant what he said.Read More



Vegan Tapioca Pudding

Cassava or yucca is a nutty flavored, starchy root of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). It originates from the South-American and you may be surprised to know tapioca pearls are made from it. This sweet, crunchy underground tuber has been a popular edible root for centuries in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America; it isRead More


Mama Z’s Spicy Fruit Salsa

Spicy fruit salsa are filled with hot peppers that hold a plethora of health benefits. Not only are spicy peppers known for their supply of fiber, they are filled vitamins (A, C, K) and minerals (molybdenum and manganese). They also contain a significant amount of lycopene (a powerful ovarian cancer killer), lutein and zeaxanthin which are known forRead More



Expect the Unexpected During the Storms of Life

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7 It is absolutely critical to expect theRead More


Power of Words: Learning from “Like a Girl”

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. ~ Proverbs 18:21 Until I saw this video, I was absolutely clueless to the harm that using the phrase “like a girl” can have on a young woman or child. And after watching it, I was floored by the realization that thisRead More

Abundant Life Workshops


Healthy Holidays w/Dr. Z Live Webinar Series (Thanksgiving Edition)

 Special Healthy Holidays w/Dr. Z Live! Learn all about how to stay healthy this Holiday season with this Thanksgiving Edition of “Healthy Holidays w/Dr. Z” every Tuesday in November at 1:30 pm EST and 8:30 pm EST.  Invite a friend, y’all will NOT want to miss this FREE live event! * doTERRA Essential Oils  * AllergyRead More

Mama Z Holiday Cooking Class

Mama Z’s Healthy Christmas & New Years Cooking

Join me as I share some great tasting healthy holiday food ideas that cover everything from beverages and appetizers to main courses and desserts. Everything here is wheat-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, dairy-free, processed sugar-free and table salt-free. And, of course, FULL of tasty goodness!     When: Saturday, December 13 at 9:00am – 12:00pm Where: Mama Z’s House (Atlanta,Read More