8642263536_4403e70e47_z

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 […]

17073992797_fc6311a8a8_z

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 […]

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 12.36.29 PM

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 […]

3778638356_51b22c4103_o

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.   […]

16242171129_4b33107264_z

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Protection of our children from the risks of sexual and physical violation is a topic which needs to be discussed more openly.   Protection of young children is the number one priority of any society.   April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The aim of this month is to create widespread awareness […]

5054334901_68ce14e172_b

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 […]

375836_6820cad0ec_o

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, […]

12650543_10208662791665929_1540079058_n

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 […]

10432288014_9b9bb6e45d_z

Suicide – lets build awareness and prevention

Suicide.   It’s not a fun or pretty topic.   It’s taboo, and downright terrifying to talk about, or hear a friend or loved one think about suicide.   Or possibly you’ve entertained those thoughts.   As uncomfortably, scary, and awkward as it feels, it’s IMPERATIVE for suicide to be discussed no matter your age, ethnicity, gender, social class, […]

8186440622_8f99bfa113_z

Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention

January is one of the most depressing months of the year.   If you deal with depression year round, then today is just another day to get through.   But for millions of people who are generally happy, and don’t struggle with mental illnesses  – today might STILL be the day you wished you stayed […]