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    You Do Not Need to be Fixed

    Something is bothering me, and I wonder if you’ve felt it. It’s happening in almost every realm of our existence, social media, TV, advertising, even spirituality and self-help resources. But probably, as a nurse practitioner, the place that bothers me the most is its evil tentacles have spread into healthcare – the place that is supposed to offer help What bothers me? The message that is coming at me from all sides that there is something wrong with me…that I somehow need to be “fixed”…that I’m not good enough Have you felt it? The message comes from various reasons:  I must need better hair, I’m not the right weight, I…

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    Recommended Books

    I wanted to let you know about some really great resources for learning about oils.  There are 3 books that I use daily and are a huge asset as you start finding what oils work best for you. We are able to get each them at a reduced cost by doing a bulk order so I want to offer to purchase these at the lower cost if there is enough interest.  I will not charge shipping if they are picked up at my house.  If you’re not local, then I would ship media mail as soon a I get them. So here, we go 🙂 Modern Essentials This is what…

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    Gratitude & Abundance

    Spikenard – Oil of Gratitude 🌱 True appreciation for life 🌱 Stop seeing myself as a victim of bad luck & abuse 🌱 Let go of blame, anger & pain 🌱 See my abundance Wild Orange – Oil of Abundance 🧡 Let go of scarcity mindset 🧡 See all that I have 🧡 Connect to inner child (playful and happy) 🧡 Brings in spontaneity 🧡 Realize the limitless resources I have 🧡 Positive mood & mindset Ginger – Oil of Empowerment 🌷 Be fully present 🌷 Stop feeling powerless 🌷 Realize I have the choice to be me 🌷 Clears out negative emotions 🌷 Empower me with purpose Clove –…

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    My Simple Self Care Routine on A Day of Rest

    Today is Home and Hearth day for me. A day of not being beholden to anyone but myself. A day to Just Be! How glorious that sounds! The last fourteen days have been full of work, work and more work 🙂 All work that I enjoy and have such a passion for, but it is time for my body to get some nurturing and my spirit to feel some support. I’m getting ready to head to my comfy chair where I read, meditate and write. I might even do some writing that has been on my mind and heart lately…some dreams that are recurring that need a voice and some…

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    Why Healing My Heart Is Just As Important As Healing My Body

    ho·lis·tic hōˈlistik/ adjective MEDICINE characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. heal·ing ˈhēliNG/ nounthe process of making or becoming sound or healthy again. “the gift of healing” There is soooooo much information out there today on health and what it means. It feels very overwhelming to me a lot of the time and this is what I do as a career! Every day, it seems, there is a new diet that is going to cure all and be all to everyone. My brain has almost exploded with the amount of training I have…

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    Life Is Good

    Life is good.  I’m realizing that more and more each day that I take the time to see it.   I’m a very busy woman – ask anyone that knows me, I rarely slow down.  For the most part I like it that way.  Between practicing in the clinic, my essential oil business and working on my PhD program (yes I needed a second doctorate lol), my poor husband waves at me as I go.  Well, ok, it isn’t quite that bad – I do make time for him most evenings, although often I have knitting in my hand – I don’t sit still well.   But, with my increased…

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    Slowing Down

      This time of year seems to be so full of activity and craziness. I feel like I’ve been running on hyper-drive for weeks… probably because I have. Adding to the busyness of the season is the stress of life itself: bills, work, family, schedules and I’m left feeling drained and like I’ve been run over by a MAC truck. Last night I realized that I hadn’t taken time to breathe, journal, read, craft or anything that helps me cope. I don’t know about you but I can go into meltdown status pretty quickly. When I get in this crazy mode of not taking time for me, I stop looking…

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    Why I Keep Coming Back to Meditation

    Meditation helps, right? It’s said to calm nerves, reduce stress feelings and focus our brains. I do believe this, I really do. I even preach it. But, OMG, there are mornings that I say to myself why am I doing this? I don’t have time, energy or ______” (any resource that comes to mind at that moment as a good reason not to meditate). Tell me, please, that I’m not the only one. So there I am in the morning, getting into my mind that I’m going to meditate and thenI visualize it, I see it and feel it. But you know how it is… I’m picturing this perfectly Zen…

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    Let It Go Essential Oil Blend

      Part of healing is letting go, not letting your illness define you and not allowing it to take your connection with your inner, authentic self. One of the ways I have found to do this is by using essential oils aromatically. Putting oils in a diffuser takes just a few seconds, but for hours you have an exposure to a healing tool without even having to think about it! Essential oils work in miraculous ways throughout the body!   They are not voodoo or a fad.  Healing oils, in some form have been used medicinally for most of human history.  Their effectiveness has been proven in multitudes of recent research…

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    Acceptance and Authenticity Blend

    Acceptance and Authenticity Two words so incredibly intertwined. You cannot be authentic and true to yourself if you don’t accept where you are right now. With that in mind, I created a blend in my diffuser today that is meant for this purpose. Spikenard has a woody, musky scent that helps ground you. It’s emotional properties are to help us be grateful by having complete acceptance. Acceptance of who we are and WHERE we are at this given moment. Having this acceptance of ourselves will help bring mind and body into harmony. Juniper Berry is an oil that encourages us to face our fears in this journey to acceptance. It…