Making a “GO” of It:  Essences to Support Moving Forward & Announcements

Making a “GO” of It: Essences to Support Moving Forward & Announcements

I recently had a consultation with a client that was replete with insights and information that I think all of us can benefit from...getting "off the dime" and moving forward toward goals and dreams we have been thinking about for a long time.  Whether that requires that we "get past something" or "move toward something" (what stops us from moving forward is often a bit of both!), the essences are there to help us take that first step...

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Ready, Set, GROW! Expanding Your Horizons with Essential Oils  Plus, Important Announcements

Ready, Set, GROW! Expanding Your Horizons with Essential Oils Plus, Important Announcements

 What a fitting title for this Essential Thought…Ready, Set, GROW!  Pure Plant & Tree essences have the inherent ability to not only help us to grow…but for some, they literally serve as a springboard to exciting new levels of thought, experience and accomplishment.  In this Essential Thought, we will discover essences that are particularly adept at getting us to take that first step, or helping us to see the bigger picture…or helping...

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Our Body, The Doctor:  EOs that Help the Body Heal Itself

Our Body, The Doctor: EOs that Help the Body Heal Itself

Welcome to another Essential Thought!  Before we delve into the role of essential oils in helping Dr. Body do what it does best...heal itself...let me mention a couple of quick announcements: Upcoming SantaFe Level 1 Certification Class in Medicinal Aromatherapy:  Still time to register for the Wisdom of the Earth (WOTE) Level 1 Certification Class I will be teaching at Shining Sun Aromatherapy, May 9-10.  The Early Bird discount ($25 off...

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Blue Spruce, Nutmeg & More…Making New Year’s Resolutions “Stick”

Blue Spruce, Nutmeg & More…Making New Year’s Resolutions “Stick”

It is a bright, shiny new year…definitely one of our culture’s most enduring symbols of a “clean slate”. It is a great time to rededicate ourselves to self-improvement, more commitment to others (partner, family, friends, community), and goals such as having more happiness or contentment in our lives.  Some, however, have given up on this “exercise” of creating New Year’s Resolutions, as they never seem to be able to make them...

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EOs:  Bringers of Light – Essential Thought from Shining Sun Aromatherapy

EOs: Bringers of Light – Essential Thought from Shining Sun Aromatherapy

Pure Essential Oils - "Bringers of Light" In her certification paper, one of our students described our Mexican Lime essential oil as "the light bringer".    She went on to say that Lime, for her, had been a "light through the clouds", and had lifted the cloud of depression.  I thought about her observation over the next few days, in the context of something we impress upon students in our Level 1 Certification Class in Medicinal...

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EO Quality:  Is it Real? Or is it Memorex?

EO Quality: Is it Real? Or is it Memorex?

Maybe you remember the old Memorex advertisements (in the days when people still "taped" things)...where the  singer's high vibratory tone shatters the crystal glass.  The question was...was it his singing that did it, or a tape of his singing?  The message was that a recording on Memorex-brand tape was equal to the live performance, at least as far as vibratory resonance was concerned. Scientists and engineers (and marketers) often want...

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Addiction Recovery:  You’re Not In It Alone!   Plus, Announcements

Addiction Recovery: You’re Not In It Alone! Plus, Announcements

While pondering the question of which essential oils would support someone recovering from a drug addiction,  I realized that almost anyone, including me, sometimes engages in behaviors that are "against my better judgment".  It is when these choices begin to dominate your life, and cause problems in your relationship, your job or your health that you have become addicted.  Wouldn't it be great to recognize these...

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SSA:  What if you applied a couple of oils….and your pain vanished?

SSA: What if you applied a couple of oils….and your pain vanished?

That is exactly what happened to me last night!  My left shoulder, and the muscle from my neck to my shoulder joint, had ached all day.  Did I take a few minutes to put some oils on?  Nooooooo!  Too busy!  But, just before bed, I checked out the tray of oils on my bedside table and found Albanian Lavender and Sweet Birch. I was looking for Cornmint, but couldn't find it.  I put about 5-7 drops of each on the shoulder area, and got into...

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SSA Essential Thought:  Abundance & Aromatherapy…A Perfect Fit!   Plus, Announcements

SSA Essential Thought: Abundance & Aromatherapy…A Perfect Fit! Plus, Announcements

Essential oils not only can help us expand and deepen our understanding of abundance, but they can also help us create more abundance in our lives.  The meaning of abundance varies considerably, depending upon whom you ask!  Recent conversations about the energy of money, and the importance of an energy exchange between people when transactions are being made, caused me to think about abundance in all of its many aspects. I realized that,...

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Creating New Memories…

Creating New Memories…

On the news yesterday, a commentator was talking about "making new memories" in the context of a previous political campaign, where, perhaps, the candidate made some very public "faux pas" that proved to be embarrassing and damaging..to the campaign and his/her reputation. By running again, doing it more effectively, THAT will be the memory that is left with people, not the first run. I was very taken by that phrase, "making new...

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