Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes our compassion, gratitude, and joy flow easily. Over the past two months I have been filled with gratitude for all the support and love I've received from family and friends as I released my first book. Add to that, the fact that Deep Listening is being so well received and I have pretty ideal conditions to feel warm and loving. And, it's bringing out the 'best' in me... at the moment.

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How to Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

How to Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

This is one of my personal go to mixes to lighten up winter heaviness. Mix 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of eucalyptus (or peppermint) in an unscented base such as jojoba oil. Lavender is calming, grapefruit is a mood elevator and stimulates digestion, and eucalyptus is excellent for opening the respiratory system.

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Breathe In a Fresh Start

Breathe In a Fresh Start

For decades I've dabbled with essential oils. And while I know they work in ways beyond what is obvious to the nose, I have long chose my scents mainly because I love their aroma. I reach for Lavender to sooth me, peppermint to clarify, grapefruit to lift me, and (my number one staple) sandalwood to bring me back down to earth.  

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New Year's Ritual: Pause and Relax

New Year's Ritual: Pause and Relax

Pause now. Relax. Set your Intention. New Year's is often a time to create resolutions. To fix, change, or improve ourselves: to become happier. However, in resolution setting we tend to disregard the essential wisdom that the journey is not in 'fixing' ourselves, but rather in 'revealing' our inherently exquisite selves.

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Making an Altar

Making an Altar

Even if you never did before, creating an altar is something that any one can do, anywhere. An altar can lift the beauty and energy of a whole room and your whole day. They can help support your intention to pause and be present; to pay attention on purpose to feelings of love and gratitude. And it's legal to use them for decor purposes as well as for actual prayer and meditation.

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