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How to Use Essential Oils in Your Bath

Dec 17, 2018

It's Bath Night!

My favorite relaxing activity outside of Yoga is taking a big bubble bath. Up here in Connecticut's FREEZING cold winters that last for months - baths are a must for me and my girls. I get into it and make it a mini-spa night. My twelve- year- old often copies me and does the same now. We have such fun using face masks and essential oils for our bath water, but before you join the fun - let's go over how to use these oils properly and safely.

Unsafe Bath Usage with Essential Oils

I have been asked by my customers, "if I am using some of the safest oils there are, such as lavender - how can it be dangerous if I just add a few drops to the water for my bath?"

While lavender is certainly safe - just merely adding some drops to you or your child's bath can bring major irritation to some. Besides, you do not get the maximum benefits of the oil this way! Lose. Lose. 

Why is this?

Essential oils love fat and lipids. They are lipophilic, not...

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Top 5 Essentials Oils for Depression

Oct 20, 2018

 Depression

Depression doesn't escape any of us. Sooner or later, everyone will experience some form of depression. In fact, it is so incredibly common, but so well hidden that you would never know the smiling person in front of you in line at the coffee shop is silently suffering with depression. 

Depression does not necessarily show on our faces and it can even stay hidden in the way we interact with others. Many sufferers walk out their door in the morning, head to work, take a deep breath and plaster that fake smile on for all to see - some are better at it than others. But the fact remains - depression will hit all of us at some point in our lives. How we handle it will differ from person to person.

Emotional resiliency is what we need in order to keep moving forward - along with various healing modalities. Depression is crippling but can also be a catalyst to heal.

Levels of Depression

Let’s take a moment to identify three levels of depression:

  1. Mild...
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30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery

Jul 11, 2018
Write from Your Own Voice

Do you ever become so stuck in your emotions day to day that you can’t write? Yesterday’s great ideas get lost by one emotional trigger. One of the hardest things to do is write from your own voice. Especially if you have been through trauma, loss or grief. These emotions can block you from creativity and your own voice. When you are ready to own your story - the story that many of us hide behind because trauma and grief can cause us to hide behind fear, anger and sadness – and remember who you TRULY are, you can live life from your true self.

However - many of us don't realize that the pains and trials that we have endured can be a catalyst for self-discovery and finding our authentic voice! We often find out who we really are when we go through those hard times. Is it fair that what has happened to us - happened? No - but it is opportunity. An opportunity to grow in ways you never thought possible.

We cannot change...

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Does Trauma Stay in Our Body?

Jun 28, 2018
Trauma & Receiving Love Again
“Just be nothing darling, just be.” – Just Be: How My Stillborn Son Taught Me to Surrender

Trauma is such a common occurrence – you’d think we have the tools to acknowledge and heal. But we just don’t and for some of us – we haven’t even recognized we have been traumatized. Trauma can stem from any situation that was so overwhelming, coping is out of reach. Grief, dangerous situations, stress or struggle of any kind all fall under trauma. Most of us are lost when trying to heal from it – and the easiest thing to do is hide or isolate ourselves. That only makes it worse.  Fear, guilt, shame takes over and drives isolation and the result is– broken relationships with ourselves and others. I’ve seen it too many times. 

When we are isolated, anxiety can become unbearable and oddly, we end up becoming comfortable in our aloneness. Sometimes, in order to protect our fragile...

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