Hold steady: Observe your mind, Feel your body. Your Buried Treasure Awaits.

A steady container holds things effectively.  You are a container.  The contents inside are your map.  How are you holding up?  Maps are complex, multi-layered, multi-dimensional constructs that orient us to reality.   Maps give us context and reference and help us make meaning of space and our place in it.   Humans are multi-layered, multi-dimensional too- and the more you dive into your material to get to know your layers,  your container's capacity expands. With it your internal scaffolding grows stronger.  The more you feel and process the more understanding & discerning you become. Then the paradox arises: the more you can hold and process the lighter and more free you will feel.   ...

You are Not Your Emotions

Don’t get it twisted… It is so common and easy to get tricked into thinking the thought or emotion is you.   It’s actually not YOU.    (Your mind & heart are clear blue skies, everything else is just the weather passing through.)  An emotion is a messenger.  An energy or pattern that lives in your body.  If you like the weather metaphor, call it a cloud.  The more we repress or deny what we are feeling, the more the energies get stuck and become unruly house guests....

Molecules of Emotion, a book that changed how I see

If ever there was book that changed the way I see. 🧐 🤓 🤩   𝗠𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 did just that.  ⁣ ⁣ “𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮.”  𝘿𝙧. 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩 ⁣ ⁣ A required read in my Forrest Yoga certification in 2014, it fueled my fascination with the nature of emotions. ⁣ ⁣ As my fascination and work with doTERRA and aroma...

The Greater Your Self-Worth, The more Abundant Life you Will live. It can't be any other way. 

The connection you have with your own inner being is your #1 asset.  It is the foundation on which all of your decisions are made and your relationships are built.  When you tap into the truth of your innate worthiness and abundance, it’s something that no one can take away from you.  You start to see evidence mounting on the outside that supports the evidence of what’s inside, a tangible reflection of your abundant inner world. It’s pretty amazing to realize it in action.   We live in an abundant and ever expanding universe, and it's true that we see things not as they are, but as we are.  Are you recognizing the truth of your own abundant nature?  It's really a cool ...

Sourcing Black Spruce Essential Oil

If you attended dōTERRA’s 2019 Global Convention you were fortunate enough to hear all about the sourcing of Black Spruce.  This species dominates much of the landscape of Alaska and specific regions of Canada because of its ability to flourish in areas with long winters and varying topography. The abundance of it’s growth, however, creates a significant waste problem. The trunks of the Black Spruc...

5 Uses and Benefits of doTERRA’s Sweet Fennel Oil

Fennel has a long and storied history.   It’s an oil I have tended to overlook, and my appreciation for it is growing big! In the plant world, it’s renowned to help the digestive system. In ancient Rome, warriors were said to have eaten Fennel to prepare them for war and grant them strength in battle.  Fennel is an evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, though it is now typically grown in herb and vegetable gardens across the globe. Known for its licorice flavor and aroma, fennel produces flowers, fragrant leaves, and most importantly, fennel seeds.  Fennel essential oil is steam distilled from these seeds. Today, this seed is distilled into a fragrant, powerful essential oi...

10 Uses for Immortelle (Healthy Skin/Anti-Aging)

Immortelle is a daily habit in my skincare routine morning and night after cleansing and toning. Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh, Helichrysum, Lavender, and Sandalwood oils are incredibly supportive and promote smoother, radiant, and more youthful-looking skin. These   rare...

10 Reasons to Use Lifelong Vitality

To those who know me, it’s no secret that I am essential oil obsessed.  Essential oils support nearly every facet of my life and health. So naturally, I get asked, “what’s your favorite oil?”  Well, that’s like asking a music lover what their favorite song is.  The answer is …. I have a lot of favorites and the answer is dependent on what is happening at the moment.; That’s w...

Essential Spotlight: 7 Ways to Use On Guard

People ask me all the time… “What’s your favorite oil?” That’s like asking “What’s your favorite song?” It just depends on what I need in the moment. On Guard is up there though as an oil I will never let myself get low on. Why? BECAUSE IT FREAKIN WORKS. Past 2 mornings I’ve woken up with a bit of a scratchy throat. I take a drop of On Guard in a small glass of water for soothing support.  Sometimes I like to put the drop on a teaspoon of honey. On Guard on the bottoms of my feet and spine regularly… common practice for the last 4 ...

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Bark Oil

Check out this  ebook: Cooking with Essential Oils The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp (maybe where you are), and pumpkin flavored everything is back! A sweet and spicy essential oil that pairs well with the fall season is dōTERRA’s Cinnamon Bark oil. I love to put a drop in my coffee each morning with a teaspoon of coconut oil. nbsp;In fact I do that throughout the year. An unknown fact about Cinnamon Bark essential oil is th...

Daily Habits for Optimal Wellness

Several of my high school friends have mentioned that I appear to be aging backwards . (Thank you, that’s nice to hear!) I don’t know about that, but I do know that at age 40 I feel better than I did at 30, and it’s because I’ve started paying better attention to how I take care of myself. I’ve shifted many unhealthy habits to more supportive nurturing ones. I thank doTERRA for making living healthy super simple and acce...

Top Ten Uses for Lemongrass Oil

Looking for a new addition to your essential oil collection? Lemongrass is the perfect place to start. doTERRA partners with family farmers in Southern India to obtain this smoky, citrus essential oil that offers a variety of benefits to the user. For years, lemongrass has been used in Asian cuisine for soups, t...

6 KEYS TO ENHANCE YOUR ESSENTIAL OIL EXPERIENCE

Have you ever tried an essential oil and thought, “that didn’t work?”nbsp; Honestly - I may have in the beginning when I was new to using oils, but I now know the 6 keys to having an effective experience. If you are not having results probably your are likely not privy to these 6 key areas that REALLY MATTER when it comes to having life enhancing results. I do not claim to be a medical professional, nor do I advocate an ‘either or’ approach when it comes to choosing conventional or alternative approaches to health and wellness. There are times and places for each. (Do you need to be a doctor to know you need to take an ibuprofen, antacid or need some cough medicine? No, it’...

How to Calm Down, Naturally

How can we make our nervous system our ally, not our enemy? We truly hold the power within us and it lies in connecting to our breath and releasing thought patterns that do not serve us. First of all, it helps to let go of that internal judging dynamic of ourselves…the need to categorize and organize what we say and do as “right” or “wrong”.  That takes up so much energy and only leads to exhaustion. Yes we need to be discerning and act accordingly, however we tack on so much extra suffering when we needlessly place on energy into patterns that do not help us in any way.  So, let's smooth things out shall we?  How does one do that? The best way to re-set any mental pattern is to retrain how ...

Do You Really Have a Use for Essential Oils in Your Everyday Life?

If you are wondering, “Do I really have use for essential oils in my normal, everyday life?” answer the questions below to see how essential oils might fit into your daily routine: Q: Do you worry about using household cleaners that may expose your children to harsh chemicals or toxins?nbsp; Q: Do you ever...

Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Here's a great tip for using your Tangerine + Spearmint oils! Great DIY for refreshing a stinky garbage disposal. These Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers clean and deodorize your garbage disposal in one easy use. Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup salt ½ cup water ¼ cup liquid castile soap (any scent)nbsp; 15 drops Tangerine or Wild Orange oil 15 drops Spearmint oil Instructions: 🌿Combine baking soda and salt into bowl. 🌿Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture. 🌿Add water 1 tablespoon ...

Homemade Coconut- Lime Popsicles

I am definitely going to give these treats a try.nbsp; I was just thinking about all of the yummy coconut treats in Thailand.nbsp; These popsicles are a fun and cooling recipe to make on any hot summer day. Ingredients 1 can full-fat coconut milk 1 cup orange juice ⅓nbsp;cup (or to taste) agave or sweetener of choice 1–2 drops Lime oil nbsp;. (please note that al...

Benefits and Top 10 Uses of Cedarwood Oil

Many years ago, young women would prepare for marriage by filling a cedar chest with household items and personal items they would use when they married. Maybe you can remember the wonderful, comfortable smell of that opened cedar chest. Today some of our homes have a cedar-lined closet where they keep coats and clothes ou...

Uplift Mood with Cheer: Emotional Aromatherapy Blend

I just finished my 10 day live video series on the emotional benefits of...