Agatha Christie was The Woman on the Orient Express

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It’s been far too long since I wrote a blog post. Life has been very full for me at the moment. I am collaborating on a book with a good friend, writing my master’s thesis, and working with women who need some help finding their personal myth. For those of you that are on Instagram, I recently posted a Giveaway as a thank you to my followers. I am gifting women with a free session, basically giving them a sneak peak into my book about personal mythology and sense of place. If you would like to enter this giveaway, please check out my post on Instagram for instructions on how to enter.

I have also been quite ill this winter. Ever since I got Lyme Disease last summer, I have been struggling with staying well. I used to get maybe one cold per winter, but this year I have been sick more than I have been well. I had to cut dairy and gluten from my diet to boost my immunity. I am also eating at least one Buddha Bowl per day. These are incredibly versatile and delicious and make me feel so much better. For an excellent selection of recipes I would recommend checking out

The other thing that has helped me lately has come about through a local friend who won me over with her enthusiasm for doTerra essential oils. I had another friend who was a distributor for Young Living and because they were the only ones I was familiar with I kept putting off making a purchase as I couldn’t really afford them. I know a lot of people end up falling in love with a particular essential oil company and I thought I would never be one of those people. Well, let me tell you…doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend – 15 mL has changed my life! I have been using On Guard every single day (in my diffuser and also a drop or two in a big jar of spring water, taken internally) and I actually managed to stay well when my son got a cold! FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL WINTER LONG!!!! These oils are super worth the price. Please, please check them out.

When I was sick last, I ended up reading a LOT! My favorite was a new book about Agatha Christie.

As many of you probably know I am a huge Agatha Christie fan, having discovered a deep admiration for her characters Tommy and Tuppence long before I had even heard of the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. I have fond memories of watching many television adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work with my parents. When I heard there was a new historical fiction about Agatha Christie, I was intrigued, but skeptical as to my reception of it. I was very pleasantly surprised!

I was laid up with a cold when I read this book and it is a sign of how enthralled I was with the style of writing and the characters as I chose to read this from cover to cover instead of sleep!! I just couldn’t put it down.

The author clearly researched Agatha Christie’s personal life, but also created some fictional characters and circumstances. The author speculates about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance shortly before she divorced her first husband, Archie, and gives us a believable and imaginative account of the circumstances leading up to this happenstance. She also deftly weaves fact and fiction into the pages of this thrilling and cozy read!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good whodunit, and especially to any Agatha Christie fan.

That’s about it for now. I’ll post more about my upcoming book next time.


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