Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH, author of The Healing Art of Essential Oils, Llewellyn's 2020 Essential Oils Calendar, and the new Essential Oils for Beginners.
Our lives are busy, stressful, and packed with "need-to-do"s. Moms know this (and dads, as well), but it usually takes a blow to their health to remind them that balance is required. Take some time for yourself. Really! You will not only help yourself, but you will also be helping your family. You’ve probably familiar with the TV commercial where it shows a mom or a dad forced into having to take a day off due to a cold or flu. We laugh at the resulting chaos that ensues and are told to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Vannoy Gentles Fite, author of the new Essential Oils for Emotional Wellbeing.
Essential oils have been used throughout history in conjunction with sacred rituals and ceremonies. I feel I can't begin to fully embrace a ritual or practice until I have my diffuser going with a blend of spiritually enhancing aromas wafting throughout my room. When I get a hint of cedarwood in the air, my mind instantly turns to meditation.
Using essential oils is as easy as knowing which oils work best for which practice. For meditation, I like to use either cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, helichrysum, hyssop, lavender, or vetiver. Using the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and the new Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing.
Aromatherapy isn't just for smelling! Essential oils are powerful allies—mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. They contain potent chemical components and have the ability to deter a wide range of bacterial, fungal, viral, and/or other disease-causing microorganisms. Aromatherapy is effective on an energetic level to restore balance. The energetic vibration goes beyond the sense of smell and these wonderful components. Each essential oil holds a signature
Sleep. Is it your friend or your enemy?
I know I’m far from the only one who suffers from the occasional monster of insomnia and I’ve been seeing more and more articles on the importance of sleep lately. Mehdi René’s 6 Tips for Waking Up Early and Getting Sh*t Done reminded me of something I already felt in my body…going to sleep and waking up late was not helping me. But aha! There are ways to nudge a messy sleep habit in the right direction and thanks to René I’m on my way. The 30 Day Sleep Challenge by Katja also reminded me not only how important sleep is (more important than food? Yes!), but also how I can positively influence the quality of my sleep, which mirrors the