Digestive Health & Essential Oils

Digestive Health & Essential Oils
In this modern world we live in today it seems like everyone you talk to has some kind of digestive challenges, at least occasionally.  We have a lot of STRESS in our world today, and it's taking its toll on our overall wellness - including our digestion!  

There are lots of things we can do to support our digestion - from getting the proper exercise, eating a good balanced diet, plenty of sleep....


National Banana Bread Day Coming Up!

National Banana Bread Day Coming Up!
Did you know there was such a thing as National Banana Bread Day?  Me, neither; but apparently so!

Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Some speculate that resourceful housewives created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. In fact, the more ripe the bananas, the better the taste of the banana bread.  Consequently, we now have a very delicious creation! Traditionally known as  “quick bread,” it is actually more like a cake, both in texture and flavor.  It’s great for breakfast, and is sweet enough to substitute as dessert!  A most versatile bread, indeed!  It’s no wonder they created a National Day to celebrate it!

In honor of National Banana Bread Day, and one of my favorites, I am hosting an online zoom event for National Banana Bread Day, February 23rd, 8 pm Eastern time, where I will share some of my personal “oily” hacks that make my banana bread extra special and super tasty!  You can register HERE for this fun (and very short) online event.  Attendees will also get a very special recipe after the event is over!  

Creating an Atmosphere of Love & Romance!

Creating an Atmosphere of Love & Romance!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner; and there's no sense in waiting for Valentine's Day or any other "Special" day to create an atmosphere of Love & Romance!  

Did you know that one of the simplest and most effective ways of setting a "mood" is through the sense of smell?  That's right!  The olfactory bulb in the nose has a direct connection to the Limbic Brain, which is where our emotions reside.  

Essential Oils have been used throughout history to create emotional responses - including Love and Romance!  Aromatherapy can play a prominent role in sparking passionate emotions, and many believe they act as aphrodisiacs.   

As with everything else in the world today - essential oils have high degrees of variability in terms of quality and effectiveness.  This is why the oils I use are only sourced from a reputable producer of oils with a Seed to Seal promise of authenticity and quality.  Safe and Effective are the operative words that I would use to describe them.  

Ylang ylang is one of the most popular oils used to create an atmosphere for romance and is one of my favorites!  Why not add authentic, unadulterated essential oils to your Valentine's Day this year and see for yourself what a difference they can make.  

If you're lucky enough to be reading this blog before Valentine's Day 2021, you can register to come to my next Free Online Zoom Event on Oils & Romance.  Just Register Here for your personal invitation.

Love On Your Immune System

Love On Your Immune System
In this day of mask wearing and "fear" of catching something, it's more important than ever to take GREAT care of your Immune System.  After all, it was designed to protect you better than anything mankind can come up with!  

Do you know how to "Love On Your Immune System" and help it be all it can be?

My good friend, Marie Koenig, is going to share with us in a Live Online Zoom event some things you can do to Love On Your Immune System.  What better time to show yourself some love than right now!  Join Us for this free Online Event and you might just pick up a tip or two that could be very beneficial for you.

You Deserve It!  This is the month of Love, after all!  

Check out my Events page to get your personal invitation to attend.  

Yoga for Stress - Anybody Can Do This!

Yoga for Stress - Anybody Can Do This!
According to a recent article from the Mayo Clinic: "Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. And almost anyone can do it."

I have to admit that I don't practice yoga on a regular basis, although, I know I should.  Maybe this would be a good year to incorporate a regular practice into my crazy schedule.  Taking care of myself, especially in these uncertain times, is becoming more important to me than ever.  I hope it is for you, too!  We are solely responsible for the daily choices we make for our own well-being, and it's time to own up to it!  (I'm talking to myself as much as to anyone else who resonates with this message).  Seriously, even if all you did was learn how to add some "yoga breathing" into your day, you could have a huge impact on your stress levels!  Add some genuine, unadulterated essential oils to that breathing, and magic happens! 

The potential health benefits of yoga include:

  • Stress reduction. A number of studies have shown that yoga may help reduce stress and anxiety and enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. It also might help you manage moods and that anxious feeling that you get when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Improved fitness. Practicing yoga may lead to better balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength.
  • Help chronic conditions. Yoga has been shown to help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as help manage low back pain, neck pain and menopause symptoms. Many have reported improvement with symptoms of things like: pain, asthma, arthritis and insomnia (and more). 
Maybe it's time for me to give some consideration to a more regular and meaningful practice of yoga!  Incorporating genuine, unadulterated essential oils with a yoga practice offers an even more beneficial experience.  

Join my friend, Kimberlyn Montford, a practitioner of connected Mind~Body~Spirit, will show you how to elevate your yoga practice in this Online Zoom Event, (Feb 4th, 8 pm ET) where she will give some tips on using essential oils in a yoga practice.  These events are very short - usually about 15 minutes - so anyone can find the time to join in.  Who knows, you might get a tip that could literally change your life!  Register here and get your personal invitation.

To Your Health! 

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