About Dee & "What's the DeeHive?"

Hi, I’m Dionne aka Dee, the busy bee behind DeeHive Delights Artisan Self-Care Goodies Shop and this blog. My goal is to help millennials live a more holistic lifestyle through nutritional recipes, spiritual/personal growth hacks, horticulture, natural alternatives, and more. I’m a Virgo, that would explain my affinity for health and wellness. I’m a Saggitarius rising, explaining my sapiosexuality and need to feed my brain with deeper knowledge. Last but not least in an Aquarius moon that adds the icing to the cake for the humanitarian in me. Can you tell I’m into astrology yet! I’m a creator so I love to do with my hands, hence, the birth of DeeHive Delights Artisan Self Care Goodies where I make soap, body butter, sugar scrubs, etc for all your self-care needs. As a Virgo, I understand that sometimes we tend to put others’ needs before ourselves so I believe it’s important to heal ourselves and practice #SelfCare.

How It All Began

It all started about 7 years ago when I began my personal growth journey. My passion for health and wellness became my lifestyle, leading me down a rabbit hole of research that required lots of patience and discernment. What was most frustrating, is no matter how professional the source of information, it’s always seemed to be debunked some odd years later. With all the technological advances that allow us to research better than ever before, the human body is still very much a mystery in itself. While studying Massage Therapy and then Exercise Science, I realized that treating the body and the mind as a whole can help you make better judgment about the myriad of health information online today. If you calm your mind and listen to your body, you will hear it speak.
 
A Pew Research Center study finds that many people search online for health information but often don’t succeed in finding what they searched for.
 
Now with all this information flying around in cyberspace, there should be no reason why it should be so hard to find answers.
 
So with that in mind, I’m here to share with you what’s helped me along my health, wellness, and personal/spiritual growth journey…..in an EASY to read version. It’s my way of giving back while making it easier for you to make your transition to living a well-rounded lifestyle.
 
After all, Sharing is Caring and GrowingisKnowing.

What Goes Down In The DeeHive?

Organic Gardening and Social Sustainability – Where you can learn How To Grow A Pineapple and How to Make a Compost Bin

Natural Health and Wellness – Get easy to read information about Natural Health, Food, and Body Care.

Personal Growth – Ways To Become Your Greatest Version and living a healthier lifestyle

 
I’m not here to pretend to be your “Know It All”, I’m just a girl on a mission to create a lifestyle that will be more sustainable for the generations to come. I’m not a preacher but I do plant seeds and I like to watch them grow
 
Speaking of seeds, I have a newfound passion for organic gardening and social sustainability in 2015. If you follow me on Instagram you will get a daily view of what’s going down there @ GrowingIsKnowing. I believe that replenishing the earth that our food comes from is the least we can do to give back a little. If you just do a little something like composting your food scraps, you are playing a role in helping reduce your environmental footprint. 

Why Organic Gardening and Sustainability?

  •   Reduce the Greenhouse Gas effect on the plant
  • You can save money on fertilizer
  • Use it to grow your own fruit and vegetable garden

Unfortunately, Americans waste 40% of our food, contributing to 25% more methane emissions in our atmosphere. Now I know we can’t compost everything but we all eat and throw away food scraps, we all cut our lawns if we have them,  and so why not recycle those food scraps and grow something. Even if you’re not growing anything, you are still reducing the amount of food waste you produce. Now imagine if everyone in the world did the same thing. I wonder what kind of difference that would make? This is where my motto lines up with my purpose…….
Making your own compost can save you a heck of a lot of money as a gardener. Even though I juice fruits and vegetables 3 times a week and cut the lawn often, I still don’t have enough organic waste to produce the amount of compost I need. Believe it or not, the organic food scraps that I add to the compost break down very quickly. We have two 30 gallon bins outside and we don’t make enough food waste to fill both at the same time. Right now I only have a raised garden bed and lots of potted fruits and vegetables. I low-key want to be able to eat only from my garden to survive if I had to..lol.
Organic gardening may be extra work but it’s well worth the efforts. In case you didn’t know, organic farming, like any regular farming, still uses pesticides and fungicides to prevent critters from destroying their crops. So whether the food you buy in the store says organic or not, does not mean it’s avoided chemical sprays 100%. In turn; this is the reason why I want to grow my own vegetables, at least I’ll know what I did to it from seed to table.

Why Natural Health and Wellness?

Now that I know that things are not always what they seem to be, I’d rather take natural health and wellness. Recent studies show that….
 
1 in 4 Americans will die of cancer in 2017, that’s 1650 people per day. 
 
The World Health Organization recently announced that Meat causes Cancer. 
 
Even with all the technological and medical advances, cancer rates are still over the top…with Heart Disease right behind it. Last but not least, the mortality rate in the US was reduced for the first time in 2 decades…yes, REDUCED…not increased.  I don’t see a reason why not to try a different approach.

Why Personal Growth?

Because nobody should ever stop learning. Learning is something I adore and will be a life long journey for me. If you stop learning and growing, well…..you just get left behind right? Personal growth isn’t about just learning new things, it’s about becoming a better person. Learning how to become the best version of yourself.

Areas Of Expertise

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