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About Basically Holistic

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I have spent the better part of my life working in and around the medical field. Even when I wasn’t employed, I was a mother, raising three children that constantly relied on my medical skills with aches, pains, sprains, cuts and bruises, sniffles and fevers, etc. There are always friends and family members asking for advice or diagnostic translations that helps to demystify, what often times, can be very frightening. Now I’m not against modern medicine and I am not a tree hugging, barefoot child of nature (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I am simply a mom, and now a grandmother, that thinks that a bit more common sense and a lot less use of artificial, chemically produced products, might just be a good way to get back to basics and say thank you to good old Mother Nature. 

Paying it Forward

I have been truly blessed in my life. I had a very practical, no nonsense, mother that passed along her common sense and appreciation of wasting nothing! I found the same qualities in mybee-in-lavender husband, who believes there is no such word as can’t. The helping gene must have been passed down because I see it constantly with our three children. I have always enjoyed helping others and I am hoping that this site may be helpful to you. The articles and advice that I offer here are simply based on my life’s experiences and what little knowledge that I have accrued. I’m not saying that I’m always 100% correct and I am always open to learning something new. If my content here can help, even one person, then I feel that I am paying it forward.


Let’s get back to Basics


  1. PHILOSOPHY characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
    • MEDICINE characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.

Herbs and StethOver the years, I have lived in many countries. I have paid attention to varying techniques and applications of medicine and I have decided to take a more “common sense” approach to health and happiness. Nature is all around us. It provides us with a wealth of ingredients. Why not use them? You don’t have to rush out and get a prescription every time you have the sniffles.  We can’t fix all the worlds’ problems alone but each one of us can do a little. From recycling to shopping with reusable grocery bags to planting a tree! There are so many ways we can each do a little bit to make our lives better and to make the world a better place for our children and their children. Have you ever felt that warm glow inside when you did something nice for someone? Something as small as giving a smile? It’s good for you. Science tells us that feeling is the release of endorphins. Hormones requested by the hypothalamus. I like to say that it’s just Nature’s way of helping us out. Keeping us healthy. Try it out. Share a smile with someone. See if it doesn’t make you feel great!  If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.  Raw HoneyAll the best,  – Dolly –   Founder of Basically Holistic




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2 thoughts on “About Basically Holistic”

  1. Virginia says:

    Dolly, I couldn’t agree more. I have two small children (8 and 9) and a hypochondriac ex who takes them to the doctors every chance he can get. I try to limit screen time as much as possible. I feel that there is so much more pressure on kids today. It is extremely frustrating. I watch my 9 year old son struggle through 2 hours of homework a night doing things in 4th grade that I did in 6th. We had two 20 minute recesses a day when I was a child and my kids have one 15 minute one. How are they supposed to concentrate all day with no relief? They are little kids! I know at least 5 kids that are “borderline ADHD” but really, they are just kids, over worked and over stressed. They have no outlet, so what do we do? We test them and medicate them and assume there is something wrong. My son is a dreamer and that isn’t a positive anymore. It’s considered a negative. Ugh. Can you tell this is a soar subject? Sorry for my rant, but I agree with everything you are saying. Thank you for your site and your opinions. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.

    1. Dolly says:

      Oh Virginia I feel your pain! I don’t know how kids stand a chance in this day and age.
      If there is ever anything I can help you with, please ask. Even if you just want to come and rant – I’m here.
      All the best,
      – Dolly –

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