IMG_1478Hi there, welcome to my site! My name is Samantha and I am trying my best to make it through this life thriving by walking with God instead of merely surviving. My goal is to share any tips and insights I experience first hand with you, so we can all thrive together!

Around the age of 25, years of not paying attention to what I put into or onto my body caught up to me as I began experiencing minor injuries as well as a serious bacteria infection. From that point forward, I became determined to learn everything I could about all of the toxins in our food, air, household products, skin care products and so forth. It is alarming. After becoming vegan in 2013 and experimenting with all sorts of natural healing remedies ever since, I had the idea in 2015 to create a website to share my findings.

2015 was a year marking a devastating turning point in my life. My Mom, Linda, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2014 while I was living in France. After moving back to New Jersey to process this impending loss and be present with my Mom, any sense of balance I had worked so hard to achieve was completely destroyed. My free-spirited, kind, silly, creative Mom, “got her wings” in September 2015. Each day is a struggle to keep the hope and faith that things will be OK without my Mom here to remind me of that. 2016 finally arrived and closed out a year that hurts my heart to think about. From the pain came the motivation to re-open the idea of creating this site. So, I started with writing about losing my Mom, to help heal my own heart and maybe even yours.  Through this site, I am able to express myself creatively through writing and photography (the majority of the photos posted are those I have snapped).

I hope you will become the co-creator of your own life side by side with God and discover that joy is available always when you open your heart to Jesus Christ. It took me 30 years and many wayward paths before giving Him a fair shot, and He has taken over my heart ever since.