Miscellaneous
Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Do you have trouble sleeping?  I do.  and I have several friends who struggle as well.  It seems I can't quite turn my brain off.  The house is finally quiet and I can think - and so I do - but I can't stop.  Sometimes I just have trouble falling asleep, and sometimes I just can't seem to get ...

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Bach Flower Essences

Today I would like to share with you some information about the healing power of Bach Flower Essences.  Why is this important or relevant to you?  Because most of the flower essences are safe to use not only on adults, but also on young children. I know that as a mom you can feel a bit powerless ...

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Feminine Essential Oils

As women, we have our own special set of physical discomforts and emotional fluctuations.  Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite essential oils that aid in womanly discomfort. Clary Sage - has a calming effect on the nervous system, lifts minor depression, and, as an ...

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Treating Insect Stings

Some of you already know that last week sweet little Charlotte was attacked by yellow jackets.  She was stung about 10 times, which is painful for anyone, especially a little one.  After she was stung, I jumped online to find any remedies that I could apply right away, while Ryan went to the ...

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Headache Pain Management

Image from Scientificamerican.com Many, many people suffer from headaches - tension, hormonal, sinus, migraine...sometimes I feel like I get in a rut where I am popping ibuprofen every afternoon.  I don't like doing that.  If you feel the same way, here are some simple, natural ways to ease ...

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Chamomile

Whether you drink the tea or use the essential oil, Chamomile is a very useful healing herb.  It is a digestive tonic and a soporific (there's a word for you - it means sleep-inducing). My favorite Chamomile Tea (mainly because it's Zhena's GYPSY tea): Herbal Tea Uses: aids in digestion ...

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Good Morning!  I haven't done a post on essential oils in a while, so I figured it was time. Last time I spoke with you about Lavender, which is the most versatile oil to own.  Next to it would probably be Tea Tree. Grown primarily in Australia, it has been used for 1000s of years by the ...

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Ayurvedic Approach

Being a massage therapist, it should not surprise you that I am into all kinds of natural medicine and healing.  I love using what God has given us on the earth to heal ourselves - essential oils, herbs, spices, nutritious foods. (I also believe that God gave doctors the genius minds to come up ...

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Are you stressed?

Currently, I am not. But I know that it seems like EVERYBODY is stressed or tired or something. Life is tricky- it takes a lot of concentration and energy. Now ideally, we would all move out to the country, grow our own vegetables, ride our bicycles, and become yoga instructors. However I know that ...

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Summer Skin Care

Today we are going to discuss skincare strategies for summertime and beach-going. Your skin is your largest organ and it is SO important to take care of it - and to put quality products on it, not products that will clog your pores. Since your skin is the first thing a massage therapist treats, it ...

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