HUM Nutrition

I am not one to share my passion for a specific product, unless I find myself truly in LOVE with not only the product, but the company. I was so excited to receive my new HUM order yesterday, that I felt it was time to share my passion for HUM Nutrition, on Growing Self!  img_1855

I have been using vitamins and supplements from HUM Nutrition for about a year, and I have never been disappointed. I tried to narrow down my favorites and it was almost impossible!  But, I can’t imagine my life without these 4 products…

Moody Bird is formulated with dong quail root and chaste berry to help maintain hormonal balance.  Think of it as your best friend during PMS or menopause! Let’s just say that I have noticed a POSITIVE difference during the more “challenging” times of the month! (My family can vouch for that, too!)

Arctic Repair assists in rejuvenating my 46-year-old skin!  It helps with those fine lines, too!  Repair away, my beauty sidekick!

Wing Man was one of the first products I tried from HUM Nutrition, due to struggling with dark circles.   Within 2 months, I noticed a significant improvement, thanks to the silymarin extracted from the milk thistle seed.  Not only does it help your dark circles, but is a great liver detox, too!

OMG is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, for not only beautiful skin tone, but overall heart and body health!

I am passionate about health and wellness.  Hum Nutrition has been a beautiful addition to my daily regimen.  Keep in mind, these are just a few of my favorites!  Check out their website for the full collection!

For $10 off your first order, use my referral code 12364C!

I might not have a lot of time to pamper myself, so I think of HUM as my daily spa treatment!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just  Be You…



Meet Kelly!

Yesterday, I announced the three beautiful individuals, that were selected by my family, to receive birthday gifts from Growing Self.  For the next three days, I am excited to celebrate their stories!  Today, I would like you to meet Kelly…♥

Where to begin? I usually like to hear others’ stories before talking about myself. This past year of reading Growing Self has been very inspirational! I love the photos, the recipes, the adventures on Indigo Acres, and the positive thoughts shared each and every day.

The farm stories bring back so many wonderful memories for me. I grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan. We had a huge garden, goats, cows, chickens, geese, and more. We spent hours outside doing chores (not my favorite part), but also playing in the barn building hay forts and mazes with our friends. My goal some day is to get back to living on a small farm. You brought back a desire to grow fresh veggies in my garden again! After taking a break, I planted a garden last summer. Everything was growing beautifully until mid-July. We have 3 raised beds surrounded by fencing to keep out the deer. I came back to Michigan for the weekend and accidentally left the gate open. Big OOPS! The deer feasted on just about every single tomato, cucumber, and pepper plant I had planted They left behind 3 plants that managed to produce a handful of tomatoes that I turned into salsa and sauce or sliced/diced for a salad. I really wanted to do some canning and make fresh tomato sauce. This will happen in the summer of 2018!!! I am determined to try again and I will be successful!

You have also inspired me to start keeping a gratitude journal. I am generally a very positive, outgoing person, but some days are tougher than others. This journal makes me look at my day and pick three things that made me smile, laugh, feel good, etc. Sometimes, I choose to write a couple of pages of thoughts. Other times, I only write down the three things I’m grateful for. My father always taught us to enjoy the simple things. I’ve enjoyed writing them down the past two months and hope I can reach a year and beyond.

One more thing I’ve been meaning to share with you, since we’ve reconnected, is how you were an incredibly positive influence on me, way back in high school! We were both in marching band and I will never forget what you did in the spring of your senior year (I was a sophomore). You pulled me aside and told me that Mr. C thought I should try out for drum major. Say what! I had to be one the shyest kids in the band! I liked to just blend in and do my job. I loved being a part of the band, but didn’t see myself climbing up on that podium leading over 100 kids. You practiced with me and helped me prepare for the drum major auditions. The most important thing you did was believe in me. I was very nervous, but I survived the auditions AND was chosen to be one of the drum majors! The whole experience was a huge confidence booster for me that helped me conquer fears of being in front of others and took away a lot of my shyness. I’m so glad Mr. C put a bug in your ear to then put a bug in mine!

Every kid out there needs a teacher or peer to BELIEVE in him at some point and INSPIRE her to take a risk. I eventually became an elementary teacher and hopefully did just that for some of my former students.

Thank you, Roda, for being a true inspiration to others and sharing your thoughts with us.  Kelly

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…





Growing Self Celebration: Three Beautiful Souls

I have to admit, I am sooooooo glad that I did not have to decide on the selected individuals for Growing Self’s Birthday Giveaway.  Wow!  The submissions were just incredible!  Thank you for taking a risk and sharing your beautiful stories.  It came down to the fact that choosing only two individuals was simply impossible.  So, without causing a civil war in my living room, I agreed that three individuals could be selected, rather than just two!

The following 3 individuals have been selected, by the Growing Self Team, (aka My Family) to receive the following 4 special gifts:

Gift From the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindberghimg_0303

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown


An Indigo Acres t-shirt – “Do What You Love”


A Puravida bracelet, in my favorite shades of green, dedicated to saving the Sea Turtles


Michael from

Kelly Woods

Darren from


Congratulations!   I will be contacting each individual, through email, for shipping information, t-shirt size and permission to share their stories here, at Growing Self.

Thank you again for ALL of the beautiful submissions!

And always remember…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…