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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


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

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


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Gluten-Free Crustless Cranberry Pie

  I love cranberry dishes during the holidays. It brings back fond memories of helping my mom in the kitchen during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner prep, and cranberries are super healthy too! This crustless cranberry pie recipe is actually more like a gooey cake and full of flavor. Try it next family get-togeher. Your loved-onesRead More


Mama Z’s Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

When I went “healthy,” my heart dropped when I learned that I had to give up my precious ice cream. Me and dairy had a lifelong love-hate relationship. My tastebuds LOVED my dairy sweet goodies, but the rest of my body HATED them! After discovering coconut milk ice cream, I thought I died and wentRead 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 (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

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