IMG_1478Hi there, welcome to my site! My name is Samantha and I am trying my best to make it through this life thriving 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. As I have been experimenting with all sorts of health care products and recipes for the past few years, I had the idea in June 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 with God and find ways to experience joy in this one, short life. We truly are the authors of our lives; you didn’t get to write your beginning but you do get to write your ending. What will your story be?