Going No-Poo AKA Shampoo Free

A couple weeks ago I decided to go shampoo FREE aka “NO-POO” after learning that my favorite shampoo (Wen) was actually full of chemicals.  
I came across some disturbing info about Wen while looking at hair ideas on Pinterest one night.  I did some research and soon learned that Wen doesn’t list all of the ingredients on the label, they only list the “KEY INGREDIENTS”.  They also refuse to give a full list of ingredients if you ask for one. (I asked for one and was told that they “do not have any information to provide to the public in respinse to this request”)  I was disheartened.

So, I did MORE research, and checked out a lot of information about the natural “NO SHAMPOO” method that is bringing smiles and healthy locks to women everywhere.  I decided that I HAD to try it, naturally! lol

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You get what you give…


Don’t you love when you treat someone the way they treated you and they get mad?

Most likely, you didn’t even necessarily want it to happen, but it did anyway, Circumstances may have been out of your control. Probably it’s not the way you do things, you weren’t “OUT TO GET” the person, you’re not the type to “SEEK REVENGE”.  What’s happening here is called “KARMA”. You need to assume that the situation is merely that karma involving YOU in the process and giving you a front row seat to the “pay back”.

Afterall, you get what you give!

My recommendation? Just let it go. After all, those are probably the very words THAT PERSON used on you after they did something wrong to you. .So…what the heck, go ahead and take that advice.  Let it go, and if they get upset with YOU, advise them to do the same.

412 Followers. I appreciate you all. : )

Wow 412 people actually read my drivel.

LOL! The truth is….I’m honored that you each read what I have to say. REALLY truly honored.

Some people have messaged me asking me to get a little more personal on this blog like I was on my BBM channel before this, so I am going to try a different approach!

Hope you all like whats coming!

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Thanks so much!

To green, or not to green…

I’m on a Green Smoothie “kick”!
I decided to give these odd sounding smoothies a try when I was fasting from solid foods and only consuming liquids.  My fast was for 21 days and I knew my body couldn’t handle the lack of basic nutrition for that long,  especially being under a doctors care for a serious health condition. 

So….I did a little research. 
The next thing I knew I was at the grocer’s picking up this:

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Thank you Robin Williams…


I was sitting on the sofa reading and cuddling under a soft blanket when I heard my husband, who was scanning the internet, say…”Robin Williams Died”.


Prior to hearing the details of his death and the circumstances, I had a little time to reflect on this information. Here was what I came up with.

My Dear Robin,

OH……oh, how you have made me laugh. How many times, how many places!
It started with “Mork” from “Ork” and those rainbow suspenders. Your naive character from another land cracked up the 7 year old me, over and over.

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Life’s Little Rules


We all have a different set of rules that govern our lives…what works for one doesnt work for another, my rules may not fit your lifestyle and vice versa. It’s important though that we know OUR set of rules.

Having a set of rules helps you keep YOU in check, and it helps you keep your boundaries and your sanity in place.

If you don’t have a set of rules, there’s no time like the present to get started on one.

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Interview of skepticism…


This year has been difficult, things happened that made me question people at the deepest level of humanity.  I came to the point where I trusted zero people.  No one.  Not a single, solitary person.
Then,  thankfully,  I met someone who helped me begin to “restore” my hope and faith in people.
It’s not an easy process.  I still don’t and won’t trust most.

I see the situation like a metaphorical door,  of which I am the sole door keeper.  When someone approaches the door…I decide if they will be granted access. Continue reading

Hello World!



Hello world… It’s me…Joy.
I’m a girl, a wife,  a mom.  I live with my husband John, (we’ve been married for seventeen years) and my teenage son Jake. 
My marriage hasn’t always been awesome.  We were separated for two years…but we decided to try to make it work in the end. So…here I am,  trying to put the pieces back together.  Life is a journey.  Who knows where it will take us? The possibilities really ARE endless!  I hope you’ll share your journey with me while I share mine with you.  :)