about me – living life, creating purpose & good feelings.

Welcome Friends,

To a place where you can eat green, live green and be green and join me in an awesome sustainable lifecycle and antique adventure-loving life journey. It is all about making small, easy shifts in our day-to-day lifestyle and purchases, that will help us live not only our most optimal life but allow us to help save the planet from further degradation. 

Healthy Living, Homesteading & Sharing Arbonne:

For the past 6+ years of my life, I have lived a more holistic lifestyle (inside & out).  Small-scale homesteading has become a big part of my life.  I moved from an apartment in the big city, bought an old country home, swapped my bus pass for a beater truck and took in some rescue pets. I built gardens, animals houses, joined a local eco club and had a 5-year plan on what I wanted my personal life to be about and just approached that mark recently. What was missing? My skincare, beauty, nutrition supplements and mindful practices were not where I wanted them to be. That is when I met someone (funny enough when I had my antique store) who introduced me to Arbonne. After testing their health & wellness products for over a year, I recently started sharing/selling them myself. They fit with my over all lifestyle as they are animal cruelty free, a B-corp business (which means they do their best to be planet-friendly) and they offer only vegan and gluten free (plant-based) which I love. I am a busy bee and it is really helpful for me to integrate these items into my life. I have never felt better! Just turned 35 and feel like I am in the best shape of my life, because I am. Learn more by joining my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/423105771572315 or following THIS VERY WEBSITE https://pieceandquiet.ca/!

Stayed tuned for a list of my health and wellness areas of studies that are growing everyday.  What you will get from these posts: tips on healthy eating & wellness products.

Piece & Quiet, Antiques, Collectibles & Nostalgia: 

For the past 20+ years of my life I have been saving awesome pieces from the landfill (dumps), repurposing old goods and create a means for people to buy recycled goods. Over the past 5 years I have completed my studies at the Asheford Institute of Antiques,  opened a brick and mortar second-hand store (called Piece & Quiet), which I closed just before the Covid-19 pandemic so it now resides as an online facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/PieceandQuiet) local spot for antique & vintage lovers to hang out. I shared my pieces, restoration projects and passions. Some of the most stunning and unique treasures to me are the ones that have previously belonged to someone else’s history and tell a story.

After spending countless hours talking about the things I discover in my travels, I wanted to create a quality online resource for people seeking information about all things antique and vintage. This blog has been running since 2014 and has over 200 posts for you to read. My love of things of the past came at a young age after spending countless hours antique & vintage household item hunting with my Father. I quickly started to appreciate the rarity of the objects I found, interesting aesthetics and the story behind where they derived from. I have a passion to uncover timeless pieces and enjoy re-purposing them to give them new life.

It is about healthy living, the sentimental value and good feelings.

Hope you enjoy this blog! 



Sharing tips on how you can live well and age well, while sharing Arbonne, the very thing has put me on my healthy living path. If you believe in a holistic approach to beauty, health and well-being, focusing on the whole person to help them flourish inside and out, this is the group for you. Embrace the connection between a healthier mind, stronger body, and more beautiful skin.Join this group to learn more and be part of a community of like-minded people or simply Browse/Shop via my link: http://JuliaGodden.arbonne.com/ or visit the group on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/423105771572315

-Plant-based ingredients

-100% Vegan Certified products


-High clean standards (prohibits over 2,000 ingredients)

-Certified B Corporation (high standards for sustainability)

natural herbs for you & your pets holistic health

Hello Friends, Anubis & I are sharing our 3 favourite natural herbs for holistic health and healing with you this morning. These have been game changers for us!

Ashwagandha (Root): It is an evergreen shrub that grows in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Most notably the root can reduce stress + anxiety, help fight depression and calm nerves.

Dandelion (Flower Petals): You may find these in your backyard! Super source of antioxidents, they can assist in relieving pain from headaches, backaches & menstrual cramps. This part of the plant has a higher level of polyphenols (than its leaves/roots). Polyphenols may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease & cancer.

Licorice (Root): Glycyrrhiza glabra, a flowering plant native to Western Asia and Southern Europe with a sweet flavour. The root can treat ailments like heartburn, acid reflux, hot flashes, coughs, and bacterial and viral infections. It has is said to have anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.These commonly come in pill form (if you do not like working with roots) or you can buy them as teas. May be harder to find dandelion petals in pill form.

BONUS: These 3 herbs (dandelion root, leaves not favourable) are also safe for cats & dogs.

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*All info from my experience, read more on the items, to see if they will work for you/consultant your Physician, Vet or Naturopath.


feeling tired all the time

NOW: 🍏 Healthy Eating Habits 💪 A Real Self-Care Routine 🐰💋🌿 Sustainable, Cruelty-Free Hygiene + Beauty Practices 🌟💫Opportunity to do something I 💚😍 entered my life…THEN: Feeling TIRED every single day I was alive, NO SELF-CARE(inside/outside) and finding ZERO TIME to relax my STRESSED MIND & BODY ACHES because hours of my day & my valuable ENERGY was spent doing things I did not love. I was feeling LOST IN LIFE and went into a DOWNWARDS SPIRAL especially after losing my mother, my best friend in life. That was where I was at, my honest reality until I met a person who introduced me to Arbonne, she & the Arbonne philosophy, CHANGED MY LIFE.THIS IS IT: Visualize yourself, in this moment, as you read this, taking the first steps on your journey to the powerful place you dream about. This is your call to adventure and transformation. Join the team this month and take part in this way of being: Indulge yourself again, marveling at your own health progress, that is freedom.

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election results 2020

Dear __________ (I am not sure what I should use as a salutation these days),

Take note of the amount of times I politically correct myself tonight. I ventured off into the sunset this evening to go pick-up some vintage coffee carafes. Don’t worry I used proper Covid-19/Corona Virus/Pandemic protocols.

I was very excited to bring them home shine them up, decorate them and fill them with coffee as Christmas gifts for some special people in my life. Yes, Christmas that holiday that I call Christmas instead of a holiday or another word to describe Christmas. I should also mention when I say, “shine them up” I will sanitize them for fear that as people are reading this there is concern for the well-being of those I want to give the coffee carafes to. When I say “people” I do not mean you precisely, I just mean to whomever feels, as they are reading this, that they (the carafes) should be sanitized.

While on my way, I decided to stop and get something at a grocer. I used to love grocery shopping, it was rather therapeutic for me. Thinking about what I was gonna eat, how I was gonna eat it etc. Now it has become an episode of how not to get yelled at, look at someone or walk the wrong way. I had a kerfuffle with a lady and bounced shortly thereafter forgetting most of the things I went there for in the first place.

I proceeded to my destination mask on, gloves on and grabbed my box of goodies. Before driving away, I stopped for a minute and had some deep thoughts, one in particular. Can I got back to the days of the vintage coffee carafe please?

Back to a time where things were more simple. I am afraid we have created so much structure for ourselves that all logic has gone out the window. Everything makes us tick! The stress over these election results and health matters are one thing but the stress we induce on one another, on a daily basis, is everything. Life was always complicated but have we managed to over complicate it? Our foundation feels broken.

Will we feel relief when the virus (or whatever you call it) goes away or becomes normal (whatever that means)? Will we be happy when the election results come in, or will be just become more angry? You decide, I decide, we all decide how we react.

Just a thought or two to percolate and warm up to.

~J Wishing you peace, love & happiness in this time of confusion. This piece was not intended to offend but to share my everyday life.