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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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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My Favorite Things…Our Most Popular Essential Oils…Are Your Faves Here?

My Favorite Things…Our Most Popular Essential Oils…Are Your Faves Here?

Raindrops on Roses... I bet most of you know what comes after that phrase "Raindrops on Roses"...."And Whiskers on Kittens", of course.  I may be dating myself, but I can easily sing the complete lyrics to "My Favorite Things", and I bet that many of you can, too!  I have always thought that the phrase "Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings" is one of the prettiest lines in music.  So when my husband, Leonardo,...

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The Chakra System…Igniting The Power Of Your True Self

The Chakra System…Igniting The Power Of Your True Self

I'm starting to think you can never talk too much about the Chakras! As subtle as they may seem, in terms of functioning as the energy centers of our body, it is pretty clear to me that, just like in aromatherapy, subtle is powerful. I have had two Chakra-related experiences just this week. At my Meet Up gatheringTuesday night, we were talking about how to have personal stability when people and events around you are chaotic. We...

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Tapping The Power Of Symbolism

Tapping The Power Of Symbolism

Are there certain shapes, words or images that you are drawn to or that have special meaning for you? Since ancient times, humans have possessed objects or created images to represent something in nature or from their experience that they felt brought them good luck, protected them, or inspired them.  Whether it was a lock of hair, a feather, or a cross, this item became a symbol or representation of that which they considered to be...

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The importance of being centered in times of chaos and discord

The importance of being centered in times of chaos and discord

Energies seem to be swirling around at an unprecedented pace…relationships, health, community, work, political, social, local, global.  If you are not feeling them, you are either very, very fortunate or very isolated.  I honestly do not know anyone who isn’t feeling upended in one or more aspects of their life. As we have just passed a marriage milestone…10 years as of 7/18/18…Leonardo and I were recently talking about how much we have...

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