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Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 2)

“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 […]

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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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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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March is Self Injury Awareness Month

March 1st was (and is) Self Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) each and every year.     Overall, the month of March is self injury awareness month in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.     The stigma of self-injury needs to be broken.   What is Self-Injury? “Self-injury, sometimes called self-harm, is any deliberate, […]

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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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If I posted sexy pictures, I would get like, 1000 more likes…

1.44 Billion.   No, that’s not the amount Star Wars raked in opening weekend, or the number of cheeseburgers served by McDonalds in a day.   That’s the number of Active Facebook users currently. Along with 300 Million Instagram users, and 284 Million Twitter users. (thanks, Google).   We’re engulfed with it.   At first, […]

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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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Psychology of Food

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I engorged myself with all sorts of decadent treats. All the classics; like Turkey + Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Breads, Cheeses, Dips, Pumpkin Pie and more. As I filled my plate with all these delicious concoctions, I engaged myself in conversation with various family members over the dinner table. Before I […]

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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 […]