Ta Da! The New, Beautiful Shining Sun Aromatherapy Website Is Now LIVE!

Ta Da! The New, Beautiful Shining Sun Aromatherapy Website Is Now LIVE!

Spring blooming rose LET'S HAVE SOME FUN...Explore the far corners of my new site and find the answers to the Scavenger Hunt questions! Three of those who submit complete responses will win $100 Wisdom of the Earth gift certificates. The glowing image that tops this blog post is the "home page" banner for my updated Shining Sun Aromatherapy website.  It captures the feel of Nature's beauty, power and promise.  I have been...

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What’s Old Is New Again!

What’s Old Is New Again!

More About Oils For The Coronaviruss E-news! What's Old is New Again! Research Confirms the Effectiveness of the French Inhalation Technique There has been a lot of research activity in a global effort to fight the serious effects of the CoViD-19 Virus.  I have personally been astounded at the ability of this pandemic to literally ravage the physical bodies of many of its victims.  The devastation of people of all ages...

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The Energy Of Inspiration

The Energy Of Inspiration

Last night I saw the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", advertised as a story about Fred Rogers.  It was absolutely wonderful, and the energy of open-heartedness and joy filled the theater at the end.  I left so uplifted and inspired.  I found myself thinking about some of his words, some of the scenes, some of the stated and unstated philosophies throughout the rest of the night and upon...

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Audre’s Book Shelf – Braiding Sweetgrass

Audre’s Book Shelf – Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer Natural growing motley grass field (sweetgrass, hierochloe) I tend to "read" a book in one of three ways:  I "devour" it, usually at one (long) sitting because I cannot put it down; or, I have it near me...my bedside table, the table next to my favorite chair...and I look forward to each opportunity to pick it up and...

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An Aromatherapist’s “Take” On The Red, White & Blue

An Aromatherapist’s “Take” On The Red, White & Blue

An Aromatherapist's "take" on the Red, White and Blue of Independence Day! Our nation will be celebrating July 4th in a few days, and our thoughts will turn toward what the colors in our flag represent...red for valor, white for purity and blue for justice. But as an aromatherapist, I appreciate, also, how important color is in understanding how to work with essential oils on a very subtle, but powerful, level.  This aspect of...

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Reaching a deeper, greater understanding of mothering

Reaching a deeper, greater understanding of mothering

Please see the class announcement at the end of this E-news! Exploring the relationship between mothering and personal growth I had a very interesting conversation with someone recently about emotions...specifically, the perspective that you can choose your emotional response to something rather than believing that you have no control over your response, that it is shaped by your personality and your history.  However, if you...

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Reaching a deeper, greater understanding of mothering

Reaching a deeper, greater understanding of mothering

Please see the class announcement at the end of this E-news! Exploring the relationship between mothering and personal growth I had a very interesting conversation with someone recently about emotions...specifically, the perspective that you can choose your emotional response to something rather than believing that you have no control over your response, that it is shaped by your personality and your history.  However, if you...

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What The World Needs Now…Mother Love

What The World Needs Now…Mother Love

Reaching a deeper, greater understanding of Mothering. Please see the class announcement at the end of this E-news! Exploring the relationship between mothering and personal growth I had a very interesting conversation with someone recently about emotions...specifically, the perspective that you can choose your emotional response to something rather than believing that you have no control over your response, that it is shaped by your...

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