When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
I'm so excited to share three of my favorite essential oil blends with you. As you'll see, they can provide emotional as well as physical benefits ...
“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” -Terri St. Cloud Last week, we talked about how you get a big voice in how you want to determine your destiny. We also talked about the role that essential oils can play […]
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things -Leonardo Da Vinci Last time we learned a little bit about the use and benefits of essential oils, specifically aromatically. If you want a refresher on how […]
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? What if each of us took a step this next month towards prevention, towards health and wellness? What kind of shift would we see in the world if every single person took one […]
So what exactly does it mean to “find your inner calling”? As Rumi once said, “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” Finding your true calling essentially means to allow yourself to be pulled toward the strong inner impulse towards a particular course of action. […]
Winter time can be a debilitating time for many. At least I know it can be, and is, for me and many of my clients. The “Winter Blues”, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can include feelings of sadness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, and a number of other depressive […]
“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.” - Diane Ackerman As a millenial, (and normal human being) I constantly look for quick, easy fixes in my own life to alleviate stress and make life easier. Today’s technology […]