Isn’t this the answer everyone seeks? What is my purpose? Am I doing it? Should I change my goals? Once I decide, I go for it and then it changes, sometimes it morphs into busy work or it even shifts, changes and then I feel discontent again. I realize that what I search for cannot be found in the doing, but in the quiet time when I listen to the voice inside.
Feeling like your home, car or office needs an air lift? Make these simple, deodorizing discs. The essential oils in this recipe with freshen and lift the spirit and soothe the soul with their properties. Place the discs where needed. It’s an easy-peasy recipe with fun results.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes and makes 12 disc
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 15 drops of orange essential oil
- 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil
- cupcake pan (12)
Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl. Divide into twelve (12) and place in cupcake pan. Press into pan and allow to dry completely. DO NOT REMOVE if damp (will crumble). Store in airtight container in cool, dark place.
Good vibrations, sweet sensations – sounds like a song . . . and, of course, it is. I think of dancing and singing and immediately I feel a smile form. It’s happiness and fun energy swirling and pulsing through our bodies. Energetically, music, singing, dancing are all ways to stimulate energy flow in our physical bodies and mind. Often I hear or read that these simple acts help us to feel better, to lift our spirits and so it does. Of course, it goes without saying Continue reading
Rose quartz is a healing stone for the heart and soothing emotions. The rose quartz has a gentle, nurturing energy. Working with this stone for self love and acceptance has many benefits and allows us to be in touch with our true, authentic self. This stone helps us go deep within and open the heart chakra to give and receive love.
Energy healing: Reiki – Meditation – Acupuncture – Yoga – IET – and the list goes on on. There are so many ways to work with energy and these are just a very few modalities. Let’s start with the basic definition of energy from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective. Energy or Qi is the basis of everything in the universe. It forms all things substantial (we can touch i.e. rocks, books, etc.) and ethereal (things we can’t touch i.e. wind, dreams, etc.). There are two main parts of qi – they are yin/yang. Yin is dark, moist, feminine, sinking, moon, cold, and night. Yang is light, dry, masculine, rising, sun, heat and day.
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Hibernation . . .
You may ask why? Why do I want to go to a yoga class to rest, to relax and do nothing. Or you may say, OMG, that is just what I need: no place to go, no one to call, nothing to do! In this day and age, multi-tasking is an expectation and one that we have become accustomed to, but I ask what is the cost?
The number one visit to the primary care physician today is related to stress. Stress sits in our body and causes all kinds of interference from anxiety, pain, fear, indigestion, insomnia and everything in between. We do not take time to chill out and let go of our phones, tv, or computers for that instant communication (good or bad).
Everytime I take the time to be in nature I feel like my senses have been reset. Even during
the coldest of days its important for me to step outside. Harvard has done studies as have others and the benefits are many. Just a few: (1) reduction of stress levels, (2) improves physical health, (3) helps with mental health and so much more. While we work with our bodies for optimum health, a key factor is getting outdoors, connecting with nature, and just enjoying the beauty that surrounds us. Grab a friend and go for a walk. Even better, practice qigong or yoga. On wintry days, find a window so you can gaze outside as you practice.
This New Year’s Eve was like no other. My husband and I were in New Hampshire where temperatures were frigid and there was a minimum of 16″ of snow. For anyone who knows me I tend to hibernate inside by the fire on these wintry days. When I saw smoke coming from the old camp in the woods I knew I needed to investigate – cold and snow forgotten I trudged over excitedly. I hadn’t been in the old camp for a long while. My husband and I reminisced
about all the memories we had with our family over the years. As we chatted, the camp went from 10 to 79 degrees. We decided to have our ritual for the new year later that evening so we kept the fire burning throughout the day for warmth. We headed out at about 7pm, temperature was -9 so we bundled up and luckily there was no wind and the moon was almost full so we didn’t even need a flashlight.