Essential Oil Relief for Cold and Allergies! 0

Essential Oil Relief for Cold and Allergies!

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Feeling like it’s a challenge these days to feel healthy? Experiencing sinus pressure from allergies? So many people are suffering from colds! And, the pollen counts have been remarkably high this year, causing suffering for many people with seasonal allergies. I had a sinus headache that lasted for two days last week, so I wanted to share what gave me relief! The swift and extreme changes in temperature and barometric pressure can be taxing to your sinuses and even cause lymph congestion and bloating! Essential Oils were used in ancient cultures as remedies for all sorts of ailments. And, their effectiveness stands the test of time. Oregano and Lemon are two oils I recommend keeping on hand because of their anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Both Oregano and Lemons are grown in the Mediterranean and are both staples in the region’s cooking. Using it for medicinal purposes can be traced back to Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Before there were antibiotics, these cultures used the healing properties of plants. You can find juice bars offering immune boosting shots containing both these oils, and Purdue Chicken is now advertising it uses Oregano versus antibiotics to keep their chickens healthy and free of chemicals. While Lemon Oil is the base for...

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Avoid Zika with This Homemade Essential Oil Bug Spray 0

Avoid Zika with This Homemade Essential Oil Bug Spray

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Avoid Zika with This Homemade Essential Oil Bug Spray: Worried about Zika? Lately, the Zika virus has been widely covered in the news, and recently, Fox Health asked me for the best Essential Oil based Natural Solution for the virus. Check out the segment here! I have expanded on The Homemade Essential Oil Recipe for you below. This is a natural, non-toxic, pleasant smelling way to keep mosquitoes away. Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients Essential oils: choose from these- Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Mint. Use 2-3 of oils you enjoy. Natural Witch Hazel Distilled or boiled Water Homemade Bug Spray Instructions Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top. Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite is: Clove, Citronella, Lemon, Rosemary, and Mint. It works great and smells amazing! You can protect yourself, as you enjoy the fresh smell of these wonderful oils. In this case the healthier option is also the more fun one! I’m going to be sharing other interesting ways to pleasure and nurture yourself and your hormonal health in Monday’s Online...

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Words of Wisdom from Mom 0

Words of Wisdom from Mom

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

My mom crossed over into spirit Friday, Sept 18th, on her mom’s, my grandmother’s birthday. I am sure it was an amazing birthday present for my grandmother to be with her daughter again. The weekend we found out mom’s cancer had spread rapidly, and the inevitable next step was hospice, I asked her if she was afraid to die, and she said, “No, I will get to see my family again” I am grateful to have been raised with such strong spiritual faith. It was my mother who fed me books, when I was just a teen, about spirituality, positive thinking and the power they can give you. Through these books, and her encouragement, she taught me – If you have faith in your connection to the Divine and all that is, you can do anything you set your mind to. Mom encouraged my brother and I to follow our hearts and to do what we loved. She drove us to games and ballet classes, so we could find our passions. When my father suggested I go to school to get an accounting degree, and I cringed, my mom supported my love of dance and convinced my dad that if you did something that made you happy for a...

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True independence 0

True independence

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015

Wanted to share this… While I was away in Italy, I received this blog I would like to share from Guillerma Moreno, a member of my first program. When she started the program last year she was opening her yoga studio Bhati, and she was facing fears about the financial risks of opening her first business, worried about whether or not she would make it. I remember helping her release those fears along with her resistant to starting a blog. She was worried about what people would think about what she had to share. So, I am excited to share this with you, because she makes a beautiful point here, and it’s amazing to see her living beyond her fears into her dharma! Happy Independence Day! What a great word, independence! What does independence mean to you? Self-Reliance? Freedom? Liberation? In Hindu philosophy, liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth is the highest goal of human life. That sounds like a very lofty goal. It is said that one can obtain liberation, or moksha, through Self-knowledge. That’s Self with a capital S. What does that mean, to know the Self? If someone were to ask you, “Do you know yourself?” You might answer, “Why yes, my name is...

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Are you impatient with yourself? 0

Are you impatient with yourself?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015

This keeps coming up: In the past few weeks there has been a theme running through many of my private sessions. My clients are coming in with similar concerns- Why am I not further along yet? Why is this taking so long? What do I have to do to make this work faster? The emotion that keeps coming up to clear time and time again is: In most cases, it has been competitiveness with self, intensified by a few environmental factors. It’s still Spring, we are just a few weeks away from the official start of Summer. In the Chinese System, Spring is the time for industry and Summer is the time for harvest, a time when we reap the rewards of what we have sowed. There is an extra pressure in the air with just a few weeks left before Summer to get all we want accomplished, coupled with Mercury in Retrograde creating confusion, delay and frustration. This Retrograde has been a real doozer, and in addition to feeling the seasonal pressure of this transition from Spring to Summer, Mercury in Retrograde has been causing quite a bit of upset and self doubt. So, if you have been feeling as though its been really hard to get things...

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The Resiliency of the Human Spirit 0

The Resiliency of the Human Spirit

Posted by on May 26, 2015

In the last past year, I have had the privilege of working with veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have taught me some of the costs of war, the power of the human spirit and the resiliency of our bodies and brains. So many of our veterans are suffering with symptoms of PTSD, which range from muscle tightness, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, night terrors, flashbacks, hyper-arousal/vigilance, social detachment and suicidal thoughts. Because of modern advancements in military combat and in combat medicine, many more lives have been spared; however, I have learned, life is never the same after experiencing war. Even those who didn’t see battle, have experienced the effects of it and were in some way changed by it. The veterans, with whom I worked, were triggered by visuals, smells and noises. These, mostly unnoticed stimuli elicited involuntary, physical stress responses they couldn’t control. Imagine being unable to sit and eat in a restaurant because being around so many people caused a level of fear that was uncomfortable. Imagine sitting in traffic, suddenly experiencing a flashback of the time your Humvee ran over an IED in Afghanistan and suddenly feeling so shaken up, you had to pull over on the side of the road. Imagine being plagued...

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