Embracing Wonder and Discovery: A Guide to Enriching Your Life as a Mom

Embracing Wonder and Discovery: A Guide to Enriching Your Life as a Mom
Being a mom is a beautiful and rewarding experience, but it's easy to get caught up in the mundane tasks of daily life. From changing diapers to preparing meals and managing household chores, it's easy to feel like life has become routine. However, a world of wonder and discovery is waiting for us beyond our everyday responsibilities. We can enrich our lives by embracing a sense of wonder, seeking new experiences, and challenging ourselves.


Unlock Harmony and Balance with Sound and Vibrational Therapy

Unlock Harmony and Balance with Sound and Vibrational Therapy
Everything in the universe is made up of energy, including our bodies. Each cell, organ, and system has a unique vibrational frequency. When these frequencies are in balance, we experience overall wellness. However, stress, negative emotions, toxins, poor diet, and other external factors can disrupt this balance, leading to discomfort and disarray.

Sound therapy and vibrational therapy aim to reestablish equilibrium by introducing specific frequencies to the body. These healing vibrations can positively impact our physical, emotional, and spiritual states by resonating with our natural frequencies.


Trauma and the sense of smell

Trauma and the sense of smell
Trauma is a difficult thing to heal. It can be triggered by memories, people, and even smells. When we smell something, it goes straight to our limbic system which is the emotional center of our brain. This is why certain smells can bring back memories, good and bad. 

Smells can also affect our mood. Research has shown that certain essential oils can help improve our mood and make us feel more relaxed. This is because when we smell these oils, they interact with the amygdala which is the part of the brain that controls our fight or flight response. 

The Fight or Flight Response
When we smell something, it goes through the olfactory bulb which is connected to the amygdala. The amygdala is responsible for our fight or flight response. This is the survival mechanism that helped our ancestors avoid being eaten by predators. Nowadays, we don't have to worry about being eaten by a tiger, but this survival mechanism is still hardwired into our brains. 

The problem is that sometimes this survival mechanism gets triggered when there is no real threat. For example, if you were in a car accident, the smell of gasoline might trigger your fight or flight response even though you are not in danger. This can be very debilitating and make it hard to live a normal life. 

The Link Between Smell and Memory
The link between smell and memory is due to the fact that the olfactory system—the part of the brain responsible for processing smells—is located close to the limbic system, which is responsible for emotion and memory. This proximity means that smells have a direct connection to the emotions we feel and the memories we store.

Because of this connection, certain smells can trigger a traumatic memory, which can be overwhelming and even debilitating. However, scent can also be used to heal trauma by helping to process and release those traumatic memories. When used in conjunction with other therapies, such as talk therapy, specific memory release protocols, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), scent can be a powerful tool in healing trauma.

How Essential Oils Can Help
Young Living's Feelings Kit is one way that essential oils can be used to help heal trauma. This kit includes six different essential oils—Forgiveness, Inner Child, Present Time, Release, Valor, and Harmony—which can be used individually or blended together to create a custom scent. There is also a protocol for how to use each oil for maximum benefit.  I have walked through the step by step process many times and it has been vey beneficial in helping to releasepast trauma.

There are many people who have been through trauma and come out the other side. And there are many tools available to help you heal, including essential oils. If you are struggling with trauma, know that you are not alone. There are many people who have been through similar experiences and have found healing through essential oils. The Young Living Feelings Kit is one option that can help you release past trauma and move on with your life. Give it a try today!  If you're interested in exploring this option further, please reach out to me and I'll be happy to chat with you about it further.

*Please consult a medical professional for severe trauma.  
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Roll Back to School: DIY Essential Oil Blends for Focus, Immunity, and Emotional Support

Roll Back to School: DIY Essential Oil Blends for Focus, Immunity, and Emotional Support
As we gear up for yet another school year, it's crucial to equip ourselves and our families with practical tools that promote focus, immunity, and emotional well-being. What better way to do this than by incorporating essential oils into our daily routines? These little powerhouses emit captivating aromas while providing endless therapeutic benefits. Let's dive into three DIY essential oil blends tailored for focus, immunity, and emotional support.

Focus Blend - Enhancing Concentration and Mental Clarity

When it comes to sharpening your focus and boosting mental clarity, certain essential oils truly shine. Let's create a splendid focus blend by combining the following essential oils:

Cedarwood: Loved for its grounding and calming properties, Cedarwood helps unleash a clear mind and enhance focus.

Vetiver: This earthy oil is renowned for improving attention span, reducing distractions, and promoting mental alertness.

Lavender: With its soothing and balancing qualities, Lavender fosters relaxation while simultaneously amping up your focus game.

Peppermint: Embrace the invigorating scent of Peppermint that stimulates your mind, boosts alertness, and tackles mental fatigue like a superhero.

Frankincense: Revered throughout history for its grounding and centering effects, Frankincense plays a pivotal role in maintaining your focus and mental clarity.

To create the focus blend, simply combine 10 drops of Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Lavender, and 5 drops of Frankincense and Peppermint in a stylish glass roller bottle, then fill with the carrier oil of your choice. During study sessions or whenever you need a mental boost, diffuse this magnificent blend or dilute it in a carrier oil and apply a drop to your temples or wrists for an instant pick-me-up.

If you prefer ready made blends, BrainPower, Geneyus, and Clarity are some of my favorites!

Emotional Support Blend - Nurturing Our Mental and Emotional Well-being

Life's ups and downs can really drain our emotional batteries. But worry not! Let's dive into a fabulous essential oil blend specially curated to boost our emotional well-being. This phenomenal blend includes:

Lavender: The ultimate stress and anxiety buster, this super herb brings much-needed calmness and serenity to the table.

Orange: An invigorating aroma that instantly uplifts the mood and fills the air with positivity.  (Can substitute lemon)

Frankincense: The Zen master of essential oils, this grounding gem promotes emotional equilibrium and total wellness.

Bergamot: A delightful citrus oil that washes away tension, invites relaxation, and turns frowns upside down.

To unleash the magic of the emotional support blend, mix 10 drops of each of these enchanting oils and store them in an elegant  glass bottle then fill with carrier oil. Whenever stress comes knocking or when you crave an emotional lift, fill your space with this divine blend. You can also dab it on your wrists or neck for an instant mood makeover.

If you prefer ready made blends, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, Valor, and KidPower are some of my favorites!

Immunity Blend - Super Charge your Defenses!

Get ready to boost your body's natural defenses with an Immunity Blend that packs a punch! As we embark on another school year, prioritizing our immune systems is a must. Essential oils, with their incredible immune-boosting properties, are here to save the day. Let's create this powerhouse blend by combining these essential oils:

Thieves blend: This bad boy, featuring cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary, is renowned for its immune-supporting prowess.

Oregano: This contains lots of antioxidants. It's immune system support at its finest! And digestive support as well!

R.C. blend: Take a deep breath with cypress, spruce, and three types of eucalyptus oil! These give your respiratory and immune systems a high-five.  (Can substitute Raven)

Peppermint: Cool and soothing, peppermint oil will have your congestion crying for mercy while supporting healthy respiratory function.

Frankincense: This versatile oil not only provides immune support, but it also encourages overall wellness. Talk about a double-duty superstar!

Combine 10 drops of Thieves, RC, and Frankincense with 5 drops of Peppermint and Oregano to create this immunity blend.  Keep it in a dark glass roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil and let it work its magic. (Without dilution) Diffuse and cleanse the air and support a healthy immune system all at once! If you prefer a more personal approach, dilute the blend in a carrier oil and apply it to the bottoms of your feet or along your spine for an extra boost.

If you prefer ready made blends, Thieves, Immupower, and RC are some of my favorites!

By incorporating these DIY essential oil blends into our daily routines, we can enhance focus, support emotional well-being, and supercharge our natural defenses. Just remember, essential oils are potent substances, so caution is key. Always conduct a patch test and ensure proper dilution before applying topically. Here's to a successful and balanced school year, filled with vitality and zest!

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My life's a mess! What to do when the unexpected happens

My life's a mess! What to do when the unexpected happens
My grandmother died recently, and although she was 101 and in hospice, so we knew she wasn't well, if threw me off.  Life can throw unexpected things our way, making it difficult to stay on top of our mental, physical and emotional health. When we are thrown off by the unexpected, we often get overwhelmed. Our emotions can show up in many different ways.  This time, for me, I didn't really want to do anything and had low energy.  

I've learned over the years that it's ok to take time to feel your emotions.  It is ok to take a break. So I did. Here are a few things that are helping me get through. Looking at holistic approaches to combat the stressors of everyday life can be extremely beneficial!  

Here are some holistic options to use when life happens:

  1. Essential Oils - Studies suggest that essential oils can help reduce stress and improve sleep. Try diffusing calming scents like lavender or orange in your bedroom or living room for a calming aroma and a sense of comfort.
  1. Prayer & Meditation - Taking time for prayer and/or meditation every day is an incredibly powerful way to start and end each day on a positive note, as well as helping you stay connected with God and yourself on a spiritual level. Even just five minutes of uninterrupted time spent in stillness can make all the difference!
  1. Get Support From Friends & Family - When life throws you curveballs, having people around us who truly understand us can be invaluable in reducing stress and anxiety levels; why not call a friend or family member for a chat when things get tough? And getting physical hugs from loved ones can be a miracle worker when we need it, so let yourself melt into a hug and feel the comfort it brings.
  1. Be Mindful Of Your Diet - Eating nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains provides the body with essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fats needed for proper functioning — so try to swap processed foods with healthier alternatives wherever possible! These can often be quick and easy to prepare, and they make you feel so much better overall.
  1. Find Time For Self-Care - When times are hard it’s important to remember that taking care of ourselves should always remain a priority — so make sure you schedule in ‘me-time’ regularly; take a nap, go for a walk, go out for lunch with friends or take an hour off to enjoy your favorite hobby!

Life happens to all of us, and can throw us out of our groove.  Adopting these holistic practices into your daily routine may seem daunting at first– but stick with them and you’ll likely notice a positive shift in your wellbeing soon enough!  

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