Sweet Dreams

It feels so good to get ready for bed.

You filled your diffuser with beautiful oils, you rolled calming nourishing pure-fume on your neck, wrists, anywhere, everywhere.

You fluffed your beautiful sheets and pillows. You have the most delicious book ever written beside your bed.

Your bedroom is cool, it smells inviting and relaxing, the lighting is soft .It’s ready for you to leave your troubles at the door and snuggle into sleepy time.

Feeling clean, cool, relaxed, you climb into bed, the beautiful soft sheets and soft fluffy pillows are waiting for you. You settle in for a few minutes with your favorite author, and feel your tension and busyness of the day melt away.

When you are ready, you turn off your side table lamp and the room goes to a luscious welcoming darkness. The bed is the most comfortable bed ever, your body is clean and fresh, the room is cool and dark.

You snuggle down into the covers, close your eyes, take a few deep breathes, and off you go into a deep restful rejuvenating sleep.

Your lips form a slight smile as you drift off into that deep nourishing sleep.

The morning sun peeks through your curtains, the birds are singing their morning songs, your eyes open and you realize that you are ready, eager to begin your day.

Your body, your mind are ready. Your body, your mind have had a nice long chunk of time to collect, sort, and store the nourishing nuggets from yesterday.

You are ready to glide through today with joy, grace, and ease.

Because you just slept like a baby.

Suzanne Horrocks Wellness

Let’s talk about sleep


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Sleep is important for healthy metabolism, a healthy immune system, and healthy organ function, just to name a few things. During restful sleep, your body heals and your brain gets a necessary reboot. Just like your electronics need a reboot, so does your brain.

Up to 90 percent of adults report mental stress and anxiety as the number one reason that they can’t shut their brains off at night in order to easily fall asleep.

According to Dr. Ashley Anderson, there are some lifestyle changes that can help improve the quality of your sleep.

1. Own your morning. Get up early or at least on time. Give yourself time to organize your thoughts, and your day. There are anti-anxiety practices that you can do to start your day on the right foot. Things like deep breathing, meditation, journaling, or spiritual reading can help you begin the day in a calm, stress free mood. Unlike getting up at the last possible minute and rushing to get to work on time.

2. Create space within your day to de-stress. Take a break. Stroll outside. Listen to a short guided meditation. Relax in the sun for a few minutes. Take time to relieve some stress during the day to keep it from piling up at bedtime.

3. Create a good night time routine, especially in the last hour before bed. As parents, we know the importance of a good bed time routine for our kiddos. We need one too! Things like a warm bath, relaxing with a good book, dim the lights, low impact stretching, massage, journaling, etc., set you up for a good night’s sleep. Your brain will get in line with the program and pretty soon, you won’t have any trouble falling asleep.

There are some tools you can use to help you fall asleep easily. Namely essential oils. Cedarwood, Frankincense, Vetiver, Petitgrain, sleep blends, and more.

I work with doTERRA Essential Oils. Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Vetiver are my go-to oils. doTERRA has curated a sleep wellness program which includes bath salts, some body butter infused with their sleep blend, a gratitude journal, a spritzer/sprayer for the bed linens, and more.

I have been using this program for two months and my sleep has improved noticeably. My energy is more consistent, my memory is better, focusing is easier, my food choices are better. The best thing is my good mood. I wake up looking forward to my day.

With my established bedtime routine, my brain is recognizing the signals and I’m ready for lights out quickly and fall into a deep restful sleep easily. This is after years of not getting enough sleep. The difference is stark.

Getting a good night sleep consistently is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your loved ones, your life.


The Rule of Four

The Rule of 4 = 4 hours a day of serious mental focus.

Your brain can only handle 3 to 4 hours a day of serious mental focus.

Whether you are Jeff Bezos, Charlies Darwin, or you at your best, everyone gets 4 hours a day of focused brain power.

You can work through mindless administrative work or manual labor for longer but concentrated intellectual effort is maxed out at 4 hours.

It’s biological. No need to guilt trip or let your inner mean girl send you negative vibes.

Pick your golden 4 hours and time block it. Protect those 4 hours.

You will get more done with less aggravation. And then you can get the more mindless tasks done outside your brain’s power hours.

It’s good time management.
It relieves guilt and stress.

Remember, it’s biological. It’s natural law.

A good night’s sleep is living well.

Did you know getting a good night’s sleep is key to living a wellness lifestyle?

Not just one night but night after night after night, having a good sleep routine is vital to living healthy.

I often think of it like rebooting our computers. You know how over time without a reboot or defrag your computer will begin to respond slower and slower until eventually it doesn’t even want to start up?

It’s the same way with humans. During healthy sleep, our brains and bodies get a reboot.

Good sleep can boost your immune system. It helps prevent weight gain. Good sleep can strengthen your heart, increase productivity, and improve your memory. That’s just the beginning.

A good night’s sleep has good affects on every system in your body.

It’s THAT important.

So, are you ready to invest in yourself and getting a good night’s sleep?

Visit this link to explore doTERRA’s Sleep Wellness Program.

I am over halfway into the first kit and both my partner and I are sleeping better. Even he has noticed a difference and he’s only sleeping in the room with the diffuser going. Plus sleeping next to me after I slather on sleep enhancing oils, lol. He calls me his built in diffuser.

The oils you get in your kits are safe, natural, potent, and very effective. There are no negative side effects. You can operate heavy equipment and drive while under the influence of these oils.

doTERRA was founded because of the desire to supply the purest, most potent oils for our health and wellness.

I am living proof that the oils work.

You deserve the best because you are the best.

Sweet dreams friend.

P.S. Here’s the link again. You will be glad you invested in your health and wellness.


Sleep Like A Baby

Can we talk about your sleep? Is it good? Or could you use some help with it?

Lack of good sleep can affect our health in so many ways. Maybe you have experienced some of these at one time or another.

*difficulty maintaining weight or losing excess
*negative emotional responses (anger, fear, etc.)
*lack of motivation

Lack of good sleep has a negative impact on nearly all of our body’s organs and systems!

Just as poor quality sleep can negatively affect our days -and our lives-, getting good sleep has positive effects.

A good night’s sleep can

*boost your immune system
*prevent weight gain
*strengthen your heart
*increase productivity
*improve your memory

and more.

I am teaching more about good sleep, and how to get it, through a free email series.

I will be sharing some simple changes you can make and info about some tools and aids.

It’s free. It’s easy. It’s quick and informative.

You have to opt in though. There are several ways to do that –

Look me up on Facebook at Suzanne Horrocks Wellness
Go to the contact page (up above) and send me an email
Comment below and we can exchange email info

Thanks! Cheers!


Good night, sleep tight!


#SleepLikeABaby

You get to choose


How is March and Spring going for you so far?

Spring is time for new beginnings and awakenings. The flowers and trees are budding. We just took some of our houseplants outside for the warm half of the year.

Our bodies are ready to liven up after the rest and digest period of winter. Movement and cleansing are good areas to explore this season.

I have been drawn to cilantro recently. Chopping it up along with spinach and cabbage for a salad is amazingly refreshing and energizing. Cilantro is good for detoxing too. Perhaps that’s why it has come to me with such strong feelings this season. Give it a try. Or add some other light and leafy green if cilantro doesn’t float your boat. You can add it to sandwiches or salad. Use it as a garnish or make your own version of pico de gallo or a relish. Yum Yum!!

It’s your choice!

Along the thought line of “you get to choose”, how about choosing to NOT accept that guilt trip? Do you ever feel those? Either from inside your own head or from another person? You get to choose. Thank the guilt trip for reminding you to be mindful and let it go on it’s way. Don’t hang on to it. Seriously, guilt will find a home somewhere. You don’t have to hang on to it.

Life gets to be your choice. Live it as you like.

If you could make a change in your life, what would it be?

Happy Spring!

A Lemon Tree on Mars

Natural – existing in or caused by nature, not made or caused by mankind

I preach and teach a lot about healing and natural wellness. So I looked up the definition. It makes perfect sense. Right? Existing in or cause by nature, not mankind.

Take a lemon tree for example.

Imagine taking a lemon tree to Mars vs taking vitamins, minerals, and supplements found in lemons.

The tree, with proper conditions like air, water, and light, will perpetually make more lemons. These lemons will have seeds to make more lemon trees, to make more lemons, to make more trees, to make more lemons, as far into the future as the imagination can see.

If you simply took the vitamins and minerals to Mars, they don’t replicate like a natural living tree. Pills don’t make more pills. They are made by mankind. They are not natural. You would quickly run out.

The difference is obvious.

Since we are of nature, perpetually replicating, doesn’t it make sense that our bodies would respond better to other things “of nature”?

Hence my constant teaching and preaching about choosing natural options first. Real sunshine vs vitamin D supplements. Water vs soda. Fruits and vegetables vs boxed and processed food. Restful sleep vs chemically induced sleep.

We are soooooo lucky to live on this planet. It has the perfect conditions for our species to thrive.

May you have great health and wellness, the natural way.




And like magic, the ugly skin thing is gone.

First of all, my sincere apologies for the terrible pictures. I was taking them because it was a good way for Charlie to see what was bothering him on his back. Don’t you just love the new capabilities we have with our phones?

Anyway. Here’s the rest of the story……

This spot had been growing fairly slowly on Charlie’s back for a little while. It was beginning to bother him though. Hitting the chair when he leaned back. And starting to itch.

I took this picture because he wanted to see what it was.

And it not only looks terrible, it didn’t look like anything normal. Neither of us are medical professionals, nor do we specialize in beautiful skin. But this spot was a bit alarming.

Since we are both passionate about aging gracefully, naturally, and in a healthy way, we are into essential oils and natural remedies. So we took that route.

We started trying iodine. It didn’t seem to be making much of a difference so we switched to essential oils.

Lo and behold, we found a perfect formula.

Frankincense and Myrrh diluted with fractionated coconut oil. We applied it once a day. Once!! And that’s when we remembered to.

An incredible 15 days later. 15!! The spot was gone.


We chose Frankincense and Myrrh because they are both very good healers. Frankie heals everything. Let me put that a different way – Frankie helps your body heal itself. Myrrh is like liquid skin. It’s amazing!

The two together are magic. They healed the skin under that spot and it must have fallen off at some point.

No prescriptions drugs. No doctor visits. No cutting or any procedures. We simply put the Frankie/Myrrh/FCO combo on there daily (or at least as often as we could remember. Pretty much daily though.)

It has been about six weeks since the ugly skin thing disappeared. So far, it hasn’t reappeared here nor there, nor anywhere. It’s like magic. Nature works like that, you know?



It’s cold outside and other musings

It’s February. So what do we expect, right? I believe climate change and global warming are real. But that doesn’t meant I expect February to be a pleasant walk by a soothing stream. I reserve the right to complain though. I grew up in the Southern U.S. so I prefer warm weather. I don’t complain of the heat. Haha, as stated, I reserve the right to complain about the cold.

There are hacks to stay warmish. I am currently wearing booties AND house shoes. I am steps away from donning a knit cap. Keeping my feet (and hands) warm goes a long way in feeling warm all over. Head coverings also are fabulous for keeping your body warm. Heat rises, you know. It escapes out the top of your head. Putting a covering over it slows the escape hatch.

Keeping in mind that I have zero medical training, I believe I can handle temperature fluctuations better since I started taking iodine. Our thyroid is fueled by iodine and it’s our thyroid that regulates body temperature. When it’s hungry, it doesn’t function efficiently. **Side note – do you function at your best when you’re hungry?** Cross my heart, the year I started taking liquid iodine periodically as a supplement, I handled cold weather much better. My hands and feet weren’t absolutely freezing all the time. Do your own research about thyroid health and iodine. I did mine and now winters are 1000% more tolerable.




With February comes Valentine’s Day. So here you go, Happy Valentine’s Day. I recommend doing some research on the origins of this holiday too.

Common theme for this blog post – do research.

You don’t have to believe anything, or everything.

With that, I wish you peace, good health and wealth. Stay warm and have some chocolate.