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Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 1)

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 […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month + Aromatherapy Prevention

“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 […]

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5 Simple Ways to Help You Find Your Inner Calling

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.   […]

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Fears, And My First Weekend Of Yoga Teacher Training

This past weekend was my first step in a 9 month stretchy, spiritual and transformative journey through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training.    There are some truly amazing and inspirational women in my “Yoga Trainee Tribe” and I feel so blessed and honored to share this time and space with them.   But I have a […]

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Therapy – lets break the stigma down

If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure?   What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office?   Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]

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New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016

I used to be really into new years resolutions.   But, I’ve typically found that my “resolutions” convert into some form of a shame inducing, “should” list that turns into a chore.   1. Lose 10 pounds 2. Save $5,000 3. Eat healthier 4. Read more books 5. bla bla bla   No fun!   Want to try something different in […]

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“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”

I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone.   I was having an off night, to say the least.   And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety.   However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]

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‘Tis the Season… for Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey   Thanksgiving.   Synonymous with Gratitude, and being Thankful. By now, most of us have heard that grateful people are happier, healthier and generally more fulfilled.   For a lot […]

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Therapy Threads Scarves Fight Stress and Stigmas – ThisIsKC

Cozy Therapy Threads scarves enhance your wellbeing with essential oils while  helping destigmatize mental illnesses. Dani Singer was bullied growing up. “It’s really detrimental,” she says, and it caused a long struggle with anxiety and depression. Those struggles led her to purse a career as a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma, PTSD […]

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How Technology is ruining us and our Relationships

“Have you ever read something that killed you inside? Like a text message or someone’s status. Everything was going fine until you accidentally came across something you didn’t want to read. Or found out something you were better off not knowing. It’s almost as if it were posted just to purposely hurt you.” -Unknown  We […]