I’m Tina, The Bourbon Cactus.  I’m currently a stay-at-home-mom and wife after being in the health/wellness and beauty field for almost 9 years as a licensed massage therapist.

I’m a huge fan of music and can relate most conversations to a song.  (I feel like it’s a gift but the hubs considers it a curse. LOL!)

Oh, and I may or may not be able to make it through a conversation without a movie reference.  (We run the gambit in our house from Disney to horror films.  Every genre is fair game. HAHA!)

I am proud to say that I was born and raised in the beautiful Bluegrass state of Kentucky.  And to be more specific, the southeastern part of the state; you know…Appalachia.

Mr. O and I have been blessed with two amazing little girls.  Little Bear and Doodlebug are very special to us.  Both girls where surprise pregnancies and both were challenging babies due to birth defects.  We are managing though, and loving life along the way.

Our little family has lived in many places: Kentucky, Arizona, and Mississippi.  Each move has grown us individually and pulled us closer together.

I’m a believer in personal growth and I love to learn new things.  I seriously would be a student for my whole life it wasn’t for the homework.  (Yuck!)  That being said, I am constantly looking for new opportunities to learn anything and everything I can.  Because let’s face it, this whole life thing is a journey, and it’s not perfection.

My favorite life subjects are food, fitness, planning, and whole-health living.  Yes, I just said food and healthy in the same sentence.  And no, I do not condone leaving out the butter.  I very much like to eat healthy and live well, all while holding on to a little bit of my raising.  (It’s all about balance, Y’all.)

I believe that being healthy is not just about being thin.  True health comes in the form of cleaner nutrition, moving your body, mental & emotional peace, and using cleaner and safer products for your home and family.   It’s a tall order at times, I know, but we are making it work as a family by planning for success.

Here, The Bourbon Cactus is my way of keeping grounded, keeping track of our families new adventures, and sharing what we learn along the way.  So, please, take the time to look around a little.

I’ll share recipes – some tried & true back home favorites & some new – and ways to shift to a cleaner lifestyle using more natural products.  Together we’ll explore how to find movement that works for you and your fitness goals and how to plan it all out for mental clarity and emotional peace so that you can be successful.  And I love sharing just general happenings of my life as mommy and wife.  Because I want this little bit of the web to be a safe and comfortable space for you to come and learn and grow alongside me.

Welcome, Y’all!

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