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Repressed emotions, yoga, and essential oils: your roadmap to total wellbeing

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

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

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

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Out with the old, in with the new: The New Moon intention setting ritual.

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.

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Emotions, feelings, and other unfortunate things

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

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Natural baby happy baby: Using all-natural essential oils for complete child care

While having children is admittedly one of the biggest blessings in life, there are also many challenges associated with raising a healthy, happy child (and staying sane in the process). You love your kids, but there are days when everything seems to be going wrong. Neither the parents nor the children are getting any sleep;… Continue reading Natural baby happy baby: Using all-natural essential oils for complete child care

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Every Woman is a Wonder Woman: The power to birth life comes with the power to care for it naturally

The period of pregnancy and expecting a new life to be born into this world is one of the most cherished, yet also stressful periods of a woman’ (and family’s) life. Especially if this is the first child for the family, there is a lot of new information to be gathered and processed, many medical… Continue reading Every Woman is a Wonder Woman: The power to birth life comes with the power to care for it naturally