This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
Maddambutterfly profile image

Marie V Stephens (Maddambutterfly)

Joined 6 years ago from New Mexico




Also follow me on:

I was born in Cuba and moved to the U.S. with my family in 1968. We started our journey out in Connecticut, moved to California and finally made our way to Las Vegas Nevada. I have moved out of Vegas for brief periods of time to other locations such as Washington, Arizona and currently make New Mexico my home. I love to travel just for the sheer joy of new experiences and meeting new people.

I have always loved books and have had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. I write for the enjoyment that it brings my soul and spirit, and in doing so hope to touch the heart of the reader.

I view life as an article waiting to be written. A story needing to be told. I feel that Fate has bought me to hub pages and it is here that I tell my story.

I am a certified detoxification specialist, Holistic Health educator, Massage therapist and mindful medication instructor. I own and operate "A Place to heal" where I provide alternative health care solutions both locally and on the web at

ALSO: Be sure to check out my books:

"When you've finally had enough"

"Healing the kidneys 101"

Show: All
  • All
  • Autos (1)
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (1)
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (2)
  • All
  • Entertainment and Media (1)
  • Health (5)
  • Pets and Animals (1)
  • Travel and Places (1)
  • Healing Kidney Disease Naturally

    Healing Kidney Disease Naturally

    4 years ago

    The kidneys are the lifeline to your health. It's has been said time, and time again, that patients don't die from a diagnosed disease, instead they pass away from the complications of the disease, and 9 out of 10 times that complication is kidney...

  • Ear Popping, Sinusitis, and Lymphatic Congestion

    Ear Popping, Sinusitis, and Lymphatic Congestion

    21 months ago

    Although the lymphatic is one of the most important systems in the human body, it is among the least understood and studied.

  • Arizona's best kept secret

    Arizona's best kept secret

    6 years ago

    I'm sure that by now everyone has heard of Aspen and Vail Colorado. I’m sure you’ve even heard of Stowe, Vermont, but how many have you have heard about The White Mountains in Arizona? Most people that I talk to think that Arizona is nothing...

  • Emotional Allergies

    Emotional Allergies

    5 years ago

    I would like to introduce you to the idea today of emotional allergies. I know that there will be some of you out there that will think this theory is completely nuts. I especially can hear all the mothers across America yelling "I’ve never...

  • What ever happened to the Bay City rollers?

    What ever happened to the Bay City rollers?

    2 years ago

    Recently I went to a garden party. I know that this may sound like a great intro into a Ricky Nelson song but I can assure you that it’s not. What I can promise you, is the tragic story of a band, as tragic as Ricky's own death. While attending...

  • Saving the chimpanzees

    Saving the chimpanzees

    6 years ago

    Sometimes an article is so hard for me to write that I have to search deep inside myself to make sure that I can go the whole 1000 words plus distance that it takes to get my point across. This has been one of those articles which I have been...

  • Top Ten Health Tips For Your Funny Bone

    Top Ten Health Tips For Your Funny Bone

    6 years ago

    A Chuckle a day keeps the doctor away and laughter is the Best Medicine. You have heard these a million times, but have you really listened to the message behind these quotes? I try to find humor in almost everything I see. Many of my friends...

  • My natural 8 week cure for stomach ulcers

    My natural 8 week cure for stomach ulcers

    4 years ago

    We have become a society of fast eaters. I am not talking about fast food. I am talking about consuming food fast. It has become such a habit, in fact, that I have begun to call it “Mindless Shoveling." Try this experiment next time you go out to...