My bath is most definitely my most favorite part of the house. When choosing the new home, my husband and I went to look at some new construction (just to see all our options) and I realized that many brand new homes do not have baths – just oversized showers – in the master bath.… Continue reading Goddess Bath
Do you love your doTERRA essentials oils like I do? Do you obsess about getting EVERY.SINGLE.LAST.DROP out of those precious bottles? I have a few ideas! In fact, in almost 4 years of using doTERRA oils I have developed a pretty streamlined system of step by step actions that ensure I make my oils work… Continue reading Get that last drop!
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that plagues 1 in 6 women today. Many do not know they have it as the symptoms differ vastly – there are 4 different phenotypes of PCOS, each with its own combination of visible/invisible symptoms and issues. There is little agreement as to why it appears in a… Continue reading PCOS Protocol
You may know, and if you don’t – you surely have a hunch, that emotions play a super important role for us, determining the quality of our day to day lives. Unfortunately, many of us do not know how to work with our emotions, we are afraid of them, we shy away from them or… Continue reading Repressed emotions, yoga, and essential oils: your roadmap to total wellbeing
During the springtime, we all delight in the intoxicating aroma of flowers, and for a good reason. Chemically, the flower plant family is dominated by esters. Esters are the most common functional group in aromatherapy with their pleasing and somewhat sweet fragrance. They are sedative, antispasmodic, and calming to the central nervous system (Lavabre, 1990. pp… Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers
As I head over to the basement with candles, crystals, and oils in my arms, my husband follows me with an exasperated gaze. I haven’t always been “weird” like this. I used to be a “normal” woman: concerned with shopping, cooking, and work. But as I deepened my relationship to spirituality and nature (my yoga… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new: The New Moon intention setting ritual.
Joyful, elated, sad, grateful, angry, disgusted… we experience thousands of emotions on a daily basis. It is hard to argue that the nature of our predominant emotions governs the quality of our lives. We hear so much about cultivating gratitude, the positive thinking movement is sweeping the world, but are things really that simple? Forcing… Continue reading Emotions, feelings, and other unfortunate things
“Well, that will be failing.” – grumbled my PE teacher into my red, sweaty face. Doing only 20 crunches when the state norm for high school girls required 50 was certainly not up to par. But what can you expect from THAT girl: the nerd who gets straight A’s in math, physics, geography, and languages,… Continue reading The many bends of my path to yoga Part I: The Climb
Before sharing this piece with you I wanted to issue a fair warning: unlike many other articles I write, this one is not based on research or scholarly material. This is more of an opinion piece and therefore is certainly more open to interpretation and discussion. Before I ever came to the US in… Continue reading Ukraine: Time Capsule, It Is Not
Migration is a process that has been familiar to humans from the dawn of their existence: we have always been migratory species moving from place to place in search of shelter, food, and other resources, as well as to avoid danger. This is why sociologist Rystad said, “…mankind’s entire history has been a history of… Continue reading “What this country needs is more Ukrainians”: The history of Ukrainian immigration to the US