Surgery can be a traumatic and stressful experience for anyone; as a single person, married, parent or grandparent; this challenge does not skip anyone and so it connects us. If undergoing elective surgery, there are many things you can do ahead of your admission date which will significantly improve your recovery and healing time. If you have very little time to plan because of the urgency of the problem or if you are taken to hospital as an emergency with no time to plan at all, don’t worry: there is much that can be done once the worst is over and the operation is complete, even while you are still in the hospital.
Don’t feel concerned if you don’t find specific instructions for your type of surgery — these recommendations are appropriate for any type of surgery and are based on strengthening your immunity, increasing and supporting your body’s natural healing capabilities and restoring the intricate mind-body connection, balance and harmony which is critical to achieving deep and lasting health.
Remember to always consult your GP, anaesthetist or surgeon if you feel doubts or uncertainty about any natural therapy or supplements you may wish to take.
Preparing for elective surgery
You can take steps to speed up your recovery even before you go under the surgeon’s knife. Ensuring you have good foundation of nutrition prior to your admission, is paramount for recovering after surgery. Ensure you drink plenty of water and cut down on fatty foods, caffeine, sugar and alcohol. Plenty of water: over half your body weight in ounces. My rule of thumb is 100 oz/day. Eat plenty of whole grains, fruit and vegetables, healthy protein sources and in particular foods high in Vitamin C and A. High-quality protein such as found in fish, eggs, legumes, nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds) will greatly support your body’s healing mechanisms.
The use of specific vitamin and mineral supplements before surgery can help quicken healing of tissue damage after surgery and reduce wound healing time. They will also help you build a healthy and strong immune system to protect you from infection and assist in strengthening your adrenal glands (the endocrine glands responsible for managing all types of stress) for optimal recovery.
Some of the most important pre-surgery supplements are antioxidants including Vitamins A and C, selenium, and zinc. Zinc is best taken prior to surgery and has been shown to reduce wound healing time, rapidly reduce wound size and bolster immune function to help ward off infection. Vitamins A and C are integral to immune function and healing and are recommended to be taken before and after surgery. Also, B12 and iron both aid bone marrow in forming new blood cells.
Finally, it’s quite normal to be nervous before your surgery and you may wish to try a few drops of the Bach flower Rescue Remedy, which helps calm the nerves and reduce worry. Aromatherapy, using frankincense, copaiba, lavender, and citrus essential oils are wonderful for calming as well. There are many that can help to calm, because we are all biological beings and our systems may prefer something a little different than your neighbor. It's great that there are options with similar endpoints.
Herbs and supplements to avoid at least 2 weeks before surgery
May increase bleeding/affect blood pressure:
Garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, feverfew, vitamin E, liquorice, fish oils.
May affect anaesthetic/medications:
St John’s Wort, liquorice, kava root, valerian, melatonin, gotu kola, echinacea, goldenseal.
Remember to consult your doctor about any supplements and medications you may be taking, especially if taking warfarin or other blood-thinning medications.
Hypnosis, visualisation, guided imagery and meditation
Studies from numerous American hospitals including the Mayo and Cleveland clinics and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City have shown that patients who use self-help techniques before and after surgery — including hypnosis, music therapy, relaxation, breathing, visualization, guided imagery and meditation — may require less medication, undergo less pain and experience faster wound healing and shorter hospital stays.
“Simple mind-body techniques like relaxation breathing and vividly imagining the best possible outcome of surgery prior to the procedure can reduce anxiety, sleep disturbance and even the surgical stress response itself,” says psychologist Jeffrey Greeson. More than 30 institutions in the States have these practices as part of their treatment and care regimens.
I have personally used positive visualization techniques to create calming and help promote the best possible outcome during a high risk pregnancy. It worked well for me! They say that the mind must first see what the body is expected to do. Many athletes have created success for themselves leaning heavily on mind-training techniques, as they complete the rigorous physical training required.
In - hospital stay
Following your operation, you will likely spend at least one night in the hospital, where the medical staff can closely monitor you, control your pain and ensure you are on your way to recovering. While in hospital it may be impossible or impractical to take supplements, be in control of what you eat or get adequate sleep. However, there are some simple things which will start you on the road to recovery!
Herbal teas can help in the days following surgery. For example, ginger has been shown to reduce nausea, a common side-effect of anaesthesia and pain-relieving drugs. In one study of 60 women undergoing major gynaecological surgery, ginger was found equally effective to metoclopramide, a traditional medication used for preventing postoperative nausea. Chamomile tea will relax you and help you sleep. You could have a friend or relative bring some to you in a thermos or even as tea bags which you can pop into hot water. Always make sure you get your healthcare providers’ approval before using herbal teas.
Hospitals are not exactly renowned for their appetizing, nutritious meals so, if you’re able, ask a friend or relative to bring food in which will help build your strength and immunity. If you’re able to eat in hospital and have an appetite, try to keep your choices low-fat and easy to digest. Good examples would be broths and juices (especially fresh) and salads. Miso soup would be perfect, because it’s easily digested and helps replenish the intestinal flora. You will probably have to ask a relative or friend to bring these in for you because most hospitals won’t have it on their menu.
In hospital, make sure you are receiving something in the form of a laxative support from the staff to help prevent constipation. Analgesics and staying in bed will contribute to constipation. They may forget to ask specifically how your bowel habits are and it is crucial not to become constipated as this increases abdominal pain, places increasing strain on abdominal incisions due to the distension and prevents good elimination of toxins. When ordering your meals, don’t forgot good old-fashioned prunes and drink plenty of fluids if you are able. A nice option is essential oils which can tone the bowels and improve movement. Certified pure therapeutic grade oils are sourced, tested, and formulated in such a way to be considered "generally safe for consumption" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). When we see a "supplement facts" box on the bottle of essential oils, this indicates this standard and ability to be used internally. With this high quality of oils, internal supplementation can be helpful to soothe using just a drop or two at a time in water: any of the digestive stimulating oils found in ancient Ayurvedic teachings, including peppermint, ginger, fennel, anise, tarragon.
Unpack your healing, soothing music to play in your portable tape or CD player just in case you have trouble sleeping or need a little inspiration or encouragement. Use some aromatherapy oils that have both relaxing and antidepressant effects, such as neroli, chamomile, magnolia and lavender.
Recovering at home after surgery
The path to recovery, as mentioned previously, is obviously going to be different in different patients and will certainly vary depending on the type of procedure and whether elective or unplanned (emergency). However, there are general principles and therapies that will help everyone recovering from surgery, regardless of procedure, to help heal the body, mind and spirit.
Recovering involves three key things from our wellness pyramid: rest, good nutrition, and exercise. Sufficient sleep and rest are essential to strengthening the immune system, rebuilding the nerves and speeding the healing of injuries or recovery from surgery. You may find you need frequent naps throughout the day, which is normal and to be expected.
Eat a healthy diet of foods that you enjoy eating to stimulate the appetite and boost energy levels. Post-surgical patients require increased protein intake to repair injured tissue, strengthen the immune system and support vital organ function. Avoid junk food during the healing process, especially processed fats such as hydrogenated oils and homogenised milk fats — they interfere with healthy cell wall construction and healing tissue.
Gentle exercise such as slow, short walks strengthens the muscles, restores healthy circulation, strengthens the immune system and helps prevent respiratory problems like pneumonia and deep-vein thrombosis or clots, often associated with lengthy periods of bed rest. Walking and other exercise will also improve lymphatic circulation, helping your body move the waste products out so new blood can circulate to your wound site and any damaged tissue can rebuild without stagnation. Start slowly and gradually increase the length and intensity of the exercise as your body recovers.
Essential recovery plan
Reduce worry by focusing on other activities such as reading, listening to music, or watching a movie. Practise deep breathing exercises to release stress and tension. Learn to relax by listening to calming music or thinking of pleasant images. Interaction with friends and family will increase your recovery. Resume previous interests and hobbies and try and get out of the house for short periods of time.
Yoga involves specific breathing exercises that are tailored for post-surgical recovery. Meditation provides immense benefits, as it has numerous restorative powers, helps in healing with visualisation and provides peace of mind, which is really essential post-surgery. Numerous studies have shown it boosts the immune system and helps control pain. Both yoga and meditation are well recognized to reduce stress and anxiety, which is critical for recovery and healing.
Supplements for healing
After your surgery, your body’s tissues and cells need extra nutrients and support to heal. Unless there is an ongoing issue with bleeding or the need for blood thinners, you may restart the herbs and supplements you stopped prior to your surgery. Once again, remember to let your doctor know.
Amino acids complex.
Post-surgical patients tend to exhibit accelerated protein turnover and synthesis, but the increased synthesis rates seem to be inadequate to support required amino acid levels. Therefore it’s ideal to take supplements in the form of an amino acid complex which can be bought at any healthfood store. The amino acids serve to enhance immune system function, support vital organ function and promote wound repair.
Essential fatty acids.
Just as increased protein consumption is required for surgical patients, essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants are valuable micronutrients that are crucial for healing. Fatty Acids such as omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential for repair of cell walls after a stressful event. Great dietary sources of these are to be found in flaxseed, walnuts, eggs, fish, fish oils and marine sources such as mussels.
Silica, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
Silica helps heal skin, ligaments, and other tissues. Zinc is critical to the body’s immune system, DNA synthesis and repair processes. Magnesium is important for wound healing and calcium for bone growth and repair, and also calming to the nervous system.
The sun has long been known to accelerate wound healing quite dramatically, probably by producing vitamin D in the skin. Patients who are exposed to sunlight heal much faster than those who are not. Phototherapy can also help wounds heal quickly. Cellular DNA responds by speeding up the repair process.
Echinacea, garlic, goldenseal.
If you have any concerns regarding infections, whether they are wound or even chest infections, remember nature’s own antibiotics. Do not take goldenseal if pregnant as its chief constituent, berberine, has been reported to cause uterine contractions and increase levels of bilirubin. We have also seen evidence of immune boosting and infection busting effects with cinnamon, clove, oregano, tea tree and Melissa essential oils.
Siberian ginseng, gentian, astragalus, rhodiola.
Tonic and strengthening herbs such as these can help with stress, digestion and immune function. Also, the herb horsetail is known to support wound healing due to its high silica content, which can help strengthen tissues. On an essential oils front, frankincense oil is powerful for tissue support and celery seed oil works as a tonic for esophagus, upper GI, stomach, lower GI, and colon, soothing all the tissues as it proceeds along.
Acupuncture can help speed wound recovery.
Needling the tissues near the wound can boost local circulation and help eliminate scar tissue. Scars often run across the body’s meridians; that is, the channels of the body that spread qi (vital energy). Acupuncture techniques heal by stimulating the movement of blood and qi, which may be constricted by incisions and scars.
Acidophilus/probiotics and yogurt.
If you had to take a course of antibiotics due to your surgery, remember that the body has lower levels of all types of bacteria, including the beneficial bacteria produced in the colon, such as acidophilus. The effects of antibiotic use on intestinal flora can last for many weeks even after stopping the drug and lead to yeast overgrowth, chronic infections, poor digestion, fatigue or allergies. One of best ways to repopulate the good bacteria is to consume yogurt with probiotics. Probiotics are living organisms which, when ingested in large enough quantities, produce beneficial effects. It is important to choose the right probiotic supplement for you, preferably one that is enteric ally coated to make it through stomach acid intact, and one containing a prebiotic as well is even better.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples and is useful for reducing post-op swelling and inflammation. This can found in digestive enzyme supplements made from raw, whole foods and will accelerate healing by supporting the survival need, digestive enzymes. Quercetin is also an excellent anti-inflammatory and will assist recovery from surgery and traumatic injuries. Quercetin is found in capsule form in high level supplements, sourced from dependable sources. Curcumin, the active principle in turmeric oil, has been shown in clinical studies to reduce the inflammation that occurs following surgery and facilitate wound healing following surgery. You may have heard that turmeric needs to be bioactivated, and this is due to the complex chemistry within. Curcuminoids are present in turmeric oil, and Turmerols present in the turmeric spice, and these compounds can bioactivate each other. By using the oil and spice together, we see the best results by integrating the two.
Grape seed extract is an extremely powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and promotes healthy circulation. Twenty times stronger than Vitamin C and 50 times stronger than Vitamin E, it has been shown to reduce the oedema (fluid retention) that occurs after surgery and improve the structural integrity of blood vessels.
A number of essential oils can be very helpful in your recovery on a physical, mental and emotional level. Helichrysum is thought to release energy, unblocking and regulating this essential energy in the body, and is known to reduce pain, work as an analgesic and regenerative. Lavender oil is highly regarded for its relaxing effect on the nervous system, with an overall balancing effect on the mind and the emotions. Sprinkling a few drops on your pillow before bed will help you sleep calmly and soundly. Chamomile essential oil has a soothing, calming effect which helps relieve cramps and spasms. It is very important to source essential oils which have been tested and are trusted. One such signal of this is the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade symbol on the bottle. Another is the supplement facts box, added to the label by the US FDA.
B vitamins. It is recommended that patients take a high-potency B-Complex vitamin to help post-operative healing, boost the immune system and adrenals and increase energy production and nerve repair.
Vitamin C is an extremely important component for full post-operative recovery. The minimum required intake of vitamin C to maintain healthy bodily function is about 500mg to 1g per day following surgery. Vitamin C is required to make collagen, the connective tissue in the skin that helps healing and prevents blistering. It strengthens scar tissue, helps to strengthen the immune system and is critical to adrenal function.
Vitamin E is a wonderful wound healer and also works as an antioxidant, mopping up all the surgery-initiated production of large amounts of free radicals. Surgery also increases the likelihood of vitamin E depletion.
If you want to rub something on your post-surgical scar to help speed healing and minimize its appearance, there are a number of topical creams and ointments available in health food stores and pharmacies. The important ingredients to look for are vitamin E, zinc, calendula, St John’s Wort, aloe vera and papaya. These will not necessarily all be present in one cream, remember, so you may need to look around for just the right one.
There are two excellent proven therapies for infected wounds: Manuka honey and Manuka oil and tea tree oil. Manuka honey has extraordinary anti-inflammatory and healing properties which reach deeply into tissues as well as being able to draw out bacteria and dirt from tissues and wounds. Manuka oil carries much of the characteristics as the honey, as it is the oil from the flowers and is a powerful tool for protecting skin and wounds. Tea tree oil has strong antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It is a great anti-inflammatory which penetrates the skin easily and heals wounds faster by avoiding swelling.
The best essential oils for scars are lavender, frankincense, chamomile and helichrysum, which can be applied several times a day. Lavender is highly regarded for its ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing. Chamomile helps skin regeneration and calming for the nervous system. Helichrysum is well known for its strong skin healing properties. Frankincense is a powerful healing agent for skin and tissues. For reducing scar tissue once formed, a blend of Myrrh and Frankincense, Sandalwood and Ylang yang is recommended for use topically.
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They include the following:
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The Art of Living… in balance
The art of living is a life lived as creatively as possible. Taking all of the various forms of art that we can squeeze out of our lives, each day becomes a collage, a mosaic, of all we create. Different shapes and colors, different light and frequencies of sound.
Given the times we are in, “to thine own self be true” takes on a whole new meaning. If we are living a life of service to the higher good, this means take good care of this body so we are ready to serve the world. If we are not… then it means we only think of ourselves and those like us. Two different outcomes of self-care. One is exponentially elevated, so as to give from our saucer not cup. The other is not.
The pressures of today’s time have been felt before, and this was historically where alchemy came in. Alchemy is the exerting of undue heat or pressure on a material to force purification. To force a change in substance, or transubstantiation, sometimes requires extreme conditions, to tease out the purest result. Alchemy in the gross sense, is material. Every alchemist knows, the real purification is that of spirit. Put through obtuse conditions, the human spirit can grow pure and recall memories from the past. Art more than Science, for certain.
The day you begin a new life’s mission, path, or major project, can bring a giddy sense of adventure. As Liz Gilbert says of writing: ...day two can make you feel like leaving the planet. But if you wake up and begin writing again on day three, that is how you pick up and create a life. Bringing creativity into everything you do, that is an ArtFul life. Even on days when you might not create art. Nothing you’d call art, anyways. Do it anyways.
And when you decide you just can’t take the viewpoint any longer, change it. Take a long deep breath, and shift your perspective. O’Sensei, the Founder of Aikido, talks about a whole new world existing in one breath. As in, one can change the outcome of any situation, with one reflective breath. Even a potential confrontation can become something unexpected when we shine in curiosity and self reflection as love.
So if we are looking to live in a world in which decisions are made based on Love, maybe it just takes a breath. If we are posed with a decision, to respond and not react, maybe it is the most appropriate thing, for us to sit back and take a deep breath. Allow us to consider the other person’s point of view, to show curiosity for what this is about. And respond. From Love.
So my friends, through smoke and blue skies, in this new fall season, the week of balance, let us breathe… adapt… elevate… Let’s support ourselves and our vision of the new world in the ways we know how. Focus on what we wish to create.
More deep breathing = more calming. Hack that vagus nerve.
💧 (I use breathe oil in my mask and diffuser to remind me to breathe deeply)
More changing conditions means growing sea legs and getting used to a rolling set of changes.
💧 (Daily, I take adaptiv capsules & diffuse adaptiv oil for helping my brain to shift gears easily)
As the energetic worlds are shifting, we are asked daily to elevate. Our mood, thoughts, all.
💧 (YES to Elevation oil, the joyful blend. It was formulated to help with lowest of moods, this helps balance me a lot when I use it as body scent in times like these and breathe it in deeply)
Wherever you are, I am sending love and hope. Lean on the tools you have, including me! If you are feeling compromised in any area of your life, please reach out... just hit reply, I'd love to help us all get through these times as well as possible.
In Love and Hope, Balance and Elevation,
Six years ago, my surly sea sprite was brand new to me, and we were facing smoke. I still considered myself a roadie, and could hang with the best on two wheels.
Life is different now, Today, she’s gathering dust because our air has been so heavy and unbreathable. And her captain has been doing more inner work than outer training. Seeking the balance, because that is the end game! Balance... it may be elusive... but...
I have been remaking myself, doing the dance of inner shadow work 🌠
and healing, and outer play as manifestation in helping others. I Love the play of inner and outer wellness, how we get to live our highest lives!
I have been working on healing myself so i can empower others to do the same. I’d love for you to avoid some of the road hazards I’ve encountered:
If it does...
You don’t have to make all the 🙏🏽 mistakes I did!
As a matter of fact, I am setting up a new group to fine tune the approach to Wellness through our Lives that I’d Love to include you in!
Quality of Life is so very important, my friends.
I would be so happy to share some solutions with YOU, so you are able to refill, refuel, and restore YOU. 🌙
You come back to the things that make YOU magic, and light, creative, and resilient. Unflappable, calm and centered, maybe even silly. 😜
When you show up in a way that is easeful and supported, feeling comfortable and healthy, you give to others from your saucer, not your cup!
And that is our highest intention.✨
To find our flow, so we shine our light brightly, and give others permission to do the same! ✨Does this sound good?
✨Drop me a note below! 🙏🏽
...Give me just ONE idea that you’d like to work on with support, evolve and play with, improve and benefit in your walk.
I’ll put you into our group if you qualify, so don’t wait - We will begin our time together shortly! 🌺
Don’t forget, we are each spirit✨ beings having a human experience here.
(not the other way around!)
Sometimes that takes community support, to learn more about embracing these wings, and stepping more fully into what we Love.
I look forward to supporting this community as we help each other grow more steadily towards the Light. ✨
(Towards YOUR✨ Light!)
Please drop me a note below,👇🏼 or send me a DM, if this sounds like something you’d like in your life.
I can’t wait to see your 🌠 light grow!
One of my most huge realizations during our 2020 Pursue global connection with the incredible community that is doTerra, was the notion that we can head off emotional triggers with aroma.
Look guys, I really do believe that ALL of us have suffered some sort of trauma, at some point or another. I am not saying I have it all put together here, but I CAN say that I totally get the notion that our mental wellbeing can affect our physical body.
That we can even pass emotional and mental brokenness on to our offspring through epigenetic. That means even if we are the descendants of holocaust survivors, we may carry certain DNA changes that they experienced firsthand through trauma... causing us to relive certain realities, emotions, triggers, when the conditions are right.
Balanced wellness? Maybe not. These can create deeply rooted emotional distress, caused by environmental onset. This can send us into reliving a given scenario, even if it wasn't ours to begin with, with physical, mental and emotional responses.
What I have learned today at our global connection, thanks to Danielle Daniel, PhD and LCSW, is that aromas can create an anchor of safety. That this can interrupt a trauma-induced feeling. Her whole dissertation addressed this, and for this I am so super grateful!
Now, if you know me, you might know that I have suffered traumas in this lifetime, and that my family back through history has as well. I seem to have grown and inherited some crappy genes, and have worked for decades to change the makeup of my state of Being. Bike racing came easy, because it was fairly guttural and sated the rather lizard-brain part of me that needed to compete. Family life, well, that may be more of a challenge because it's hard to be in fight-or-flight and be a caring, empath all at the same time. I may be reactive. I may respond in a way that seems kinda weird, to a given stimulus. I have to say, I can't explain it all away.
BUT I have found some soothing agents. and I really DO love to share, because I am a firm believer that YOU do not need to suffer what I have already screwed up. Let's get together and share some stories. You can learn from MY own upsets, and that is worth years of poor quality of life, I promise.
Sending out all love, truly. Take great care of each other out there, and if this sounds like something you'd like to know more about, please reach out.
Peace and Light...!
Happy last week of Spring, my friends.
Sending so many nurturing earth energies out to you today. 🌎My backyard is in bloom and chirping up a storm with baby chickadees, a welcome reprieve from the news of the day. It is June 14, and the moon is in Pisces today. At its best, Pisces is about Unconditional Love.
May my note carry feelings of care, deepest love, and hope breathed right through you. We are truly in the time of times, and I encourage you to quiet your mind and listen to the heart… The eclipses happening, and retrograde planets right now all align to fuel our own fires and those around us, making for short tempers and quick reactions. This is not the time for contraction, but generosity of spirit and expansion to take it all in with gratitude. Look for the silver linings. Sing a different song….
And you know what? I used an essential oil. 💧A new one. It REALLY boosted my desire to create. It's called Naiouli. I was caught unprepared for how elevated I would feel! Like wellness, motivation, whimsey, poetic voices, and sweetness all got together and had a baby.
Guys. ✨It made me high! Not like wackadoodle, but Wow high on life! And energized. I surged up the hill above my house, almost a mile up and still had juice to go! And my mind was full of energy for my new book, the one that has been at a standstill and just stalled out for what feels like (literally) years. It's been that project I keep pushing to the back of my desk to deal with the things that are actually paying the bills. I am so juiced up about the plot twist and reimagining of it suddenly!
All that to say, what's YOUR Art form today? What are you making that is more beautiful than it needs to be in order to be functional?
I’d Love to have you ping me back, just hit reply, and let me know!
And yes, Please, consider this your permission to make art.
✨To make beauty. To get into that side of your brain that isn't going to restructure a feat of engineering, but will quell the dragons that haven't been unleashed in years. Feed that side of you that hungers in the dark, barely eeking out a living for fear and scarcity having taken over our existence.
Create something so profound and outrageous that you are smiling for days after, drifting on your cloud of self-satisfaction, passion for life, serotonin and all the best and highest things about being an upright-bipedal human be-Ing. BE YOUr HIGHest SELF. I Double Dog Dare You. It's the only way we are going to get out of this alive. ✨
Oh, I almost forgot! If you've been on the fence about transforming your medicine cabinet or home products for cleaning and self care towards natural, non toxic varieties, this is a GREAT time for you! With your qualifying 200 point order, Immortelle, the oil of Spiritual Insight (that also heals scars amazingly quickly and supports cognitive process like memory and multitasking!) is FREE this month. Yep. FREE. Reach out, I can help set you up so you don't miss out on this $90 value freebie.
We have curated some classes as well to help you move through life leadership in these times and embrace the path of highest healthy-care for your family:
💧Ancient oils, modern stress, wellness in the workplace 6/18, 7pm PST.
💧Family health and summertime wellness (camping & outdoors!); 6/22, 11am PST
💧There are also offerings on skincare and hair care, supplement programs, and more! These are listed on www.midtownessentialoils.com and also on my Wellness Scientist Facebook page.
💧 And upcoming are two more special workshops on Healing Arts: Essential Wellness and Mosaics at Copper Cat Studios! Stay tuned for these in August and October.
Here is a June blend for you:
This is a fantastic pure-fume for transformation and expansion of spirit. Immortelle – Spiritual insight 💧💧
Lime – Zest for Life 💧💧
Clary sage – Clarity and vision💧
It's feeling like Summertime is here! 🌱🔥
Are you grappling with... what to do with
Kiddos, how to manage uncertain
summer travel plans, visiting relatives
during this pandemic, and promoting
your own self care amidst all the things?
Creativity. ✨Bringing clarity to the chaos. As a moving, intentional meditation, this will be my focus in these coming months. Ohhh there has been plenty of this thing we feel as chaos. We all feel varying levels of this, as we try to wrap our brains around, "what is a new normal?" - these are stressors. Frustrations. Unanswerable ponderings... So, how do we get to turn it around? Maybe it's easier than we thought. Let it go.💧
Life is like a river, right?
Take a moment in the shallows. Just a few steps in.
Turn over the rocks. Look for signs of life.
Be present. Feel the cool swirling around your ankles.
Deep breaths. Maybe wet the back of your neck. Feel the prickly sensations, right here and now.
Ahhh. The life you will find, right there around your feet, will astound you. Yes, even you.
More surprises, more cooling, more here and now, present and actively participating in your life. THIS is what it's about.
It might seem like an oasis, this cool spot in the desert of your own thoughts, and it is. Available to you at any time. Drop into its magic.
I am grateful for you in my life. More than you know.
And I continue to curate information to make life in this skin suit more healthful. More palatable. More easeful. More intentional. More fun, even.
Have you checked into our upcoming classes? These are some of the tools to use, and ways you can rise above some of the strife.
I want to invite you to lean in, as much as you want, to help your amazingness be more prominent in your daily life. What does that look like for you?
Our health, is up to us. As much as we'd love to believe that it's up to someone else. Someone else has the reins and all the answers. If you'd like to step in to empowered health, reduce your dependency on non-natural substances, reduce your stressors, and find balance, I invite you to click this link, right here:
Our upcoming classes include varied topics. Something here will support you in meaningful ways: brain support, business growth, family wellness, strengths and oils, men's health, smart business opportunities...
Perhaps like you, I am remaking the ways I show up in the world. Your feedback is not only welcomed, but needed by me! I'd love to bring more of what YOU love in support of your unfurling health-filled living.
So - what is that for YOU?
Oils and wellness walks along the river?💧
Additional wellness services, ala consultations and accountability?🔥
Hands on healing, ala Reiki and AromaTouch or focused relief with Symphony of the Cells?🌱
Drop me a note. My focus right now is using my Creativity to transform Chaos to Calm. Let me know what is needed by YOU in your transformation.
And as always, sending light through love and healing blessings,
Does this sound familiar as to what you’ve needed these last days?
I have felt low, in mind, emotion, saddest grief and confusion. There are some swirling energies that have our mental states in a little “fuzziness.” Today, I am starting to recognize and come out of this, but yesterday was almost not manageable for me. In working with the energy guides that I work with, this is been likened to having our old operating system stop working... requiring us to stop, maybe upgrade, reflect, reboot, just unplug ourselves for a while. Go within. Reflect. Restore. This is absolutely going through humanity right now, as we all experience the shifting of our planetary energy. Be gentle on yourself, and know you are not alone.
Here is a blend that I formulated to help with this:
Renew, restore, replenish: add these into your diffuser and take just five minutes, to breathe deeply and enjoy the benefits of these gifts.
Question for today: focus on what is ready to be dismissed from my life? (thoughts, relationships, activities)
Activity: Sit with the diffuser running, and after you have restored for at least five minutes, taking deep breaths, allowing your lungs to inhale freshness and exhale what is no longer serving.
Mantra: Repeat this to yourself, as you breathe deeply: I am now refreshed and ready for life.
Next level: Hand on heart, repeat: I forgive you. I love you.
Because it's true. Sometimes we are the hardest on ourselves. Through weird times, especially. So, let it be known: You are forgiven. You are loved. And you are made of stardust. Find what it is that YOU need, and ask for it.
If you need someone to hold space while you expand your voice and make that request, I am here. You can do it.
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