The Fab 5 Family’s Pit Bulls: How Pit Bulls Rescued US! Part 5: It’s A Boy!

The Fab 5 Family’s Pit Bulls: How Pit Bulls Rescued US! Part 5: It’s A Boy!
The Fab 5 Family’s Pit Bulls: How Pit Bulls Rescued US! Part 5:
It’s A Boy!
Drum roll please…. It’s a BOY! 
Meet…Ezekiel Marley (AKA Ziggy.) 
Here is a little history behind the newest addition to our family. From what I have read, all of our precious bully breeds come from the Colby pit bull. This breed is known for their playful characteristic, strength and physical appearance. A man named John Colby brought this breed to us in 1889 from Ireland and England. You can look at this cool website I found to read more (
 Two youngins hanging out
Derek, our youngest son, found and rescued Ziggy from someone that could not afford to feed him. Derek understands all about this as he is now a self-supporting college student. Ziggy continually rescues Derek, is his best friend and recently helped console us after we lost our last family pet, Armani. Our family had not had a male pit bull around since Rocky, our first English red nose pit-bull, so a lot of emotions came flooding inwhen he first joined our tribe.  This little guy had big shoes to fill but Ziggy quickly began filling them with his sweetness! He helped our son and the rest of the family to see that it was alright to share another place for him in our hearts. 

Ziggy was an instant snuggle buddy and loves, loves loves. If it were up to him he prefers to lie down beside someone or at least have his body touching others, at all times. Even though he is smaller than all of our other pits, his heart is so big. Like a lot of bully breeds, he also has very sensitive skin to go along with his oh so sensitive feelings.Ziggy is also very intuitive and knows when someone needs special attention. He will follow them around and offer his paw for comfort. This is a big deal because he hates having his paws touched. He loves all of the other family’s pits and just wants everyone to get along and see through HIS "rose colored glasses."

Derek first found out how much Ziggy loves water when he was just a puppy. We were all swimming in a pool together and he decided to jump right in! He also loves chasing the water hose when grandpa is watering plants outside. This boy does not want to miss a thing in life. His favorite past time is to play play play! He does the whole… I bring you my toy and drop it in your lap and you are to throw it, over and over and over again…thing (you know.) If we choose to ignore him he will sit in front of us and wait, oh so patiently. He is a very well-trained and truly loved by everyone who has the privilege to meet him. 

I am sure Ziggy will not be the last addition of the pit bull breed into our family but for now, he is the baby of the family and is to be spoiled, spoiled, spoiled!

Pitbull Smile

Ziggy has allergies and sensitive skin so here are some great essential oil infused products to help!

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Inner Vention ...Setting Good Emotions in Motion, Part 3: Anger

Inner Vention ...Setting Good Emotions in Motion, Part 3: Anger

By Cheryl Luttrull 
1 : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism 
2 : rage 
Please understand that anger is a normal emotion we all feel. 

Anger under control has been used to stand up for oneself or others and even Change The WORLD 🌎. It can be used to "wake up" yourself and inspire and motivate those around you! 

Of course the flip side result can lead to DESTRUCTION to our self and/or others!

Anger is often Sadness's Protector...
When we feel sad or depressed we may also experience anger. This can become very dangerous especially if someone has depression. This may make someone so Angry; It harms them the most. Often they seem as if they are lashing out at others but actually they are lashing out at their self. Please seek or ever so gently help loved ones find a medical professional in this situation 🙏

Make sure your anger is FIRE under control

 Not feeling in control is another reason some experience anger. If we will stop and think for the moment when anger is rising within us,analyze the situation and bring our anger under control, it will give us DIGNITY. Possibly it is fear of looking less than to others or a situation of uncharted waters. You may feel your heart starts to beat faster and more rapid breathing. It is so important not to use Anger to obtain control by manipulating others. Often insecurities are the reasons for this and ruin any chance of ever having healthy relationships. 

Most everyone has felt like they were not understood or heard at some point in their life. Anger can be our friend IF we are able to channel it properly. If we did not have this emotion during these times it would not be healthy for you or someone you are advocating for. Standing up for what we believe in has changed our world. 

If you are dealing with uncontrolled anger.... Seek help and Practice...Practice...Practice. Meditate, pray and find PEACE within yourself! Be You For YOU  and Love What You Do and WHO YOU ARE! 

I, just like you, have to stop and think about why I am angry and decide from there... where I will allow it to take me. I am continually working on myself and balancing my life and emotions. I want to strive to always be better. When I am able to obtain "Dignity" that I spoke of earlier and I am"at my best," I am blessed! 

How to Peacefully Struggle with Anger....
PAUSE- you may not be able to walk away in some circumstances, but train yourself to pause when you feel anger showing it's head.
BREATHE- take a few slow deep breathes OR MORE

THINK- question why I am feeling this way.
EXERCISE- if you can, take a short walk or excuse yourself and maybe run in place, wash your face and or armpits after lol. 
JOURNAL- express how you feel and why...even if you have to shred it up later 
HUMOR- I will never forget when my niece lived with us when our kids were young. She would laugh out loud when I scolded our children. She said my face got so serious and my facial expression were hilarious. It always made the kids and I laugh too! Often thinking of something funny helps.

Channel anger for good

Essential Oils for ANGER:
YLANG YLANG-helps cope/anger.Helps focus on happiness/gratitude 
ROMAN CHAMOMILE-helps to relieve restlessness and tension 
WHITE ANGELICA- relaxant, releases pent up negative feelings
PEACE & CALM-promotes relaxation deep sense emotional well being
FRANKINCENSE-helps relieve negative feelings

Inner Vention Setting Good Emotions in Motion...Part 2: SADNESS

Inner Vention   Setting Good Emotions in Motion...Part 2: SADNESS

When  I feel all alone...
I am NOT

By Cheryl Luttrull l

The emotion "sadness" is a normal experience and it is very important to allow it to happen! Suppressing will not only cause stress to the mind but will also disrupt our bodies systems.
Webster' s Defenition
a : affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness : downcast
b (1) : causing or associated with grief or unhappiness : depressing  sad news  (2) : worthless 

Disappointments, death, feeling helpless and Sadness happens! Who wants to allow sadness into our lives?  Sadness is...Hopefully...a passageway to better times!  We need to learn...and... educate others that allowing emotions, including sadness, are normal. Like most of you, I see no happy in the times I feel sad. The ONLY " good"  I see is the relief a good cry can bring and the HOPE that happier times are soon to come. Anthony and I both realize how important it is to find a quiet safe place to experience our emotions. Having someone to share our emotions with has really helped us.
Writing helps!
Story time 📚 
Recently, on one of my emotional release days... 
I often write out my emotions. I had just completed a sadness journal and just experienced a good cry. Another emotion...ANGER...came rushing in. 😡 just then... before I could process this new emotion...a loud noise shook me from my thoughts...a poor delivery person came to my door. I went to see what had happened and I could not open the door. They not only potentially broke something inside the package but lodged the 📦 so I could no even open the door. Unfortunately for him... he was still sitting in his truck... maybe it was not a safe place for HIM... but  I felt so much better after writing and getting to address the current situation. I know what you are did I then have to deal with emotions of regret? Not for very long! It's all about BALANCE...and I will be working on that for the rest of my life.....
I try to focus on my BLESSINGS
 In the past, most of us have learned to keep emotions to ourselves in fear of someone judging us. As I mentioned earlier, it is important to know your audience when sharing. I am not saying that an emotion should be made public or shared with just anyone...but... 
lately... I have seen some really cool things happening on social media. We always here about the awful news... but...many people have been opening up more about there emotions and loses and I have seen some "real healing" come from this. Friends and family from all over the world 🌎 are offering ENCOURAGEMENT, SUPPORT & LOVE ❤️ 
A Hope of ☀️ is always WELCOME 

🙏It's the little things.... we all want to know we are LOVED❤️

💥 Sadness can also lead to depression if it lasts longer than you feel it should or you cannot quite put your finger on "why you are sad"? Please never hesitate to seek professional medical help!

We hope this somehow helped......please know that we are not healthcare professionals and are only sharing our own Personal experiences. We use Young Living essential oils to help open and release emotion. They are the only ones we trust! Listed below are the oils we use the most when we experience sadness to help us through our passageway to HOPE

Sadness=Emotional pain
LAVENDER-nervous tension,calming,inhale in left nostril and/or place behind ears
GERANIUM-release negative energy-peace, softens grief and helps in healing,
ROSE-calms nervous system, balance & harmony to overcome insecurities
FRANKINCENSE-uplifts spirit
👀for more

💥Coming Soon...Part 3: Anger Management

"Inner" Vention... Setting Good Emotions... In Motion...Part 1: SELF-LOVE

"Inner" Vention... Setting Good Emotions... In Motion...Part 1: SELF-LOVE
“Inner” Vention
Setting Good Emotions In Motion
By Cheryl Luttrull

If love is stronger you will know it immediately because in general, your life holds a measure of inner well-being, self-assurance, confidence, and peace that - should your life be ruled by fear – are all feelings or inner ways of being with which you will not be tremendously well acquainted.
Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D.

Love is NATURAL…Fear is Learned

Self-Love = Self Confidence + Self Esteem

Unrealistic… PERFECT… life on SOCIAL MEDIA = Unrealistic Expectations = Emotional Problems = Disrupted Body Systems
High Achievers… pursuing… PERFECTION = Unrealistic Expectations = Emotional Problems = Disrupted Body Systems
Our bodies are wired so that our health is linked to our thoughts, emotions and attitude.
Approximately 75-98% of sicknesses and diseases we acquire come from our personal lifestyle!

Love-based emotions: love, joy, faith, trust, inner strength, confidence, belief, happiness, caring, sharing, forgiveness, openness, passion, freedom, harmony, honesty, beauty, compassion, self-love, self-appreciation, respect, acceptance, and peace.
We all prefer LOVE based emotions because FEAR based emotions need a lot more tender care. If we are honest… everyone will deal with these emotions sometime in their life. The cool thing is that we can continually improve our mind, body and spirit! 
*We all were made to LOVE*
…Speaking of “LOVE”…
Having someone to love does not make one have Self Love…  
We teach others how to “LOVE US” by how well we love ourselves!
Self-Love = Self Confidence + Self Esteem
Let’s chat a little about FEAR…
Fear-based emotions: fear, anger, disgust, worry, anxiety, frustration, resentment, ill-will, blame, sadness, jealousy, negativity, and stress.
Essential Oils facilitate the processing and release of emotions! They stimulate the part of the brain that deals with emotion ad memory and help bring balance, happiness and fulfillment.
Try RELEASE to… Lighten your spirit…Get rid of daily emotional baggage… a hurtful comment… negative thought…troubling news
 Often… even thinking about “change” produces FEAR!


Valor: Hug of Courage & Strength
Bergamot: Helps with fear of not being good enough
Grapefruit: Detox of self-hate and weight
Rosemary: Stimulates Confidence
Frankincense: Improves attitude

***        This is a big oil list...Speak with your health care provider and RESEARCH the oils to see which one(s) you want to start with. We explore using one oil at a time for a targeted health issue. The cool thing is that if the oil we picked does not work on the specific concern we are addressing… the oil will have other therapeutic properties that WILL help in another health concern!!!! A WIN WIN!

If you are reading this blog…We are somehow connected! Thank you for stopping by! I write most of our blogs… I do make my poor husband, children and animals suffer by listening (I usually have to creatively corner them and read out loud) I do my best to get their thoughts, suggestions and approval. We use this blog to share some of our secrets on how WE make things work for us! We do our best to live in the PRESENT…We sometimes look back on our life and say…I wonder what would have happened if… but we quickly remind ourselves that we can only change the NOW!

White Sands National Monument....A Road Trip to Remember

White Sands National Monument....A Road Trip to Remember
Come along with us…..

White Sands National Monument is one of our favorite spots! We chose tent site #4  which was about a 1 ½ mile hike….luckily… it had rained a lot a few days prior and the gypsum was not as hard as walking in sand. It feels so nice between your toes! My better half did not have a relaxing hike out … He would not let me carry anything except my backpack and I had to fuss about THAT! 
#4 Tent Site
*Note to self for next time*
…BRING our Therm-a-Rest Pads….( The gypsum can be cold and  hard... but…..IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!!!!!)
This place has MAJESTIC:


When we arrived adults and kids were playing in the huge puddles of water and sliding down the dunes...We stopped to watch while we ate under these cool picnic tables! 

                    We felt like we were all alone on another planet!  

The SNOW….I mean…GYPSUM… is so much fun to walk around in! 

DO NOT forget your sled!!!!!!!!
There was a full moon and we were so excited to hike up the hill to enjoy some hot tea and our Moonlit Views! 
We could have easily stayed longer… I cannot wait to return!

What to do before arriving:
Check for Road Closures
Check Current Weather Conditions
Read about how to obtain a Permit to Camp

Ingredients we can trust!

Relax...Post Sun Care

Upset Tummy...CALMING
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