Healthy Living


Chemical Soup: Antibiotics and Pesticides Running Havoc In Our Bodies!

Every day people are exposed to a cocktail of chemicals that interact with each other in ways that are far beyond our understanding. This “chemical soup” is particularly dangerous when we include them in our diets. Thankfully, public awareness campaigns funded by the organic movement has made most people aware than non-organic food is regularly sprayedRead More


Happiness Research Offers Clues to the Abundant Life

It should be no wonder that a class based on the science behind happiness is the most popular course offered at Harvard University. As Benjamin Franklin once stated, “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Truly, the search for happiness is the American dream. Happiness researchRead More

Essential Oils


Frankincense Oil Shown to Kill Cancer and Boost Immunity

Tradition tells us that the magi gave the infant King of Israel gifts of gold to honor his royalty, frankincense as a perfume, and myrrh for anointing oil. Although there is probably some truth to this, other sources claim that these wise men from the Far East were actually being more practical by giving theRead More


Oil of Oregano the Ultimate Natural Antibiotic

Designed specifically for bacterial infections, antibiotics are medical doctors’ favorite tools against most issues that walk into their offices. Unfortunately for the millions of Americans who visit a MD first for their health concerns, most doctors automatically prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics because it is oftentimes difficult to differentiate between a bacterial or viral infection. Essentially, takingRead 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

DIY Urban Homesteading


Mama Z’s Gardening Tidbits

Hey Everyone!  I’m so excited to post this collection of my Mama Z Gardening tidbits together for you. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel to make sure that you always get the latest and greatest from the Z Homestead! Below, you’ll see my 5-part Window Sill Gardening Series and how I Mix Nutritious Dirt. HopeRead More

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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 Vegan Pumpkin Dip

This vegan pumpkin dip is my hubby’s favorite treat. Fall, winter, spring or summer — he loves dipping his apples, plantain chips and broccoli  and his carrots in my pumpkin dip! It’s also a nice topic for some gluten-free pancakes. For an easy pumpkin pie, get a ready made pie crust, and use this asRead More


Mama Z’s Homemade Guacamole

Avocados are some of the most nutrient-dense Super Foods on the planet. There are so many ways to include them in your diet and our favorites are to make chocolate mousse and guacamole.  Although I’m not Latino, you’d never know after you try my homemade guacamole. Try it today and let me know how it you loveRead More

Abundant Life Workshops


Essential Oils 101: A LIVE Facebook Event!

In this Essential Oils 101 Facebook class you will: LEARN the basics about essential oils! GROW in your confidence to use them! EMPOWER yourself to regain control of your health! CHANGE your reality to reach your dreams! It’s the weekend! Keep your PJ’s on, log-on to your computer, and come learn about doTERRA Essential Oils!!Read More


Healthy Holidays w/Dr. Z LIVE Webinar (CHRISTmas Edition)

Special Healthy Holidays w/Dr. Z Live! Not sure what to give your loved-ones for CHRISTmas this year? Looking for ways to BLESS people with the Abundant Life instead of an impersonal gift card? Conflicted at giving someone what they want – like sugary treats – because you know that it’s not good for them? Join Dr. ZRead More