I woke with an ache in my heart this morning. It took me a beat or two to come out of my sleepy haze and connect my brain to my heart, but then it was clear: Oh, yeah...that’s why.
My emotions take me by surprise because what’s happening is a completely positive thing, something everyone in the family has been excited about for months. This sadness makes no sense.
But it involves one of my older kids and we mothers can’t catch a break—even the most wonderful changes trigger the cascade. We’ve been through too much and our love runs too deep.
So here I am on this spectacular late spring morning feeling sad. The first thing I do is acknowledge it. Yup, I feel this and I honor it. It feels a bit ridiculous because I was so excited about the change, but no matter. My feelings are real, even if unexpected.
Next I reach for my essential oils. I role Console on my palms and breathe it in. I rub it all over my neck. The tree and flowers essences work their way into my limbic system and do their magic. I feel the effects instantly, like a comforting hug. Oh, I love this oil blend so!
The next thing I do is get outside. I walk my pup down my country road and appreciate the breeze. When I get home, I grab my basket and scissors and collect some flowers.
Of course there’s the exquisite peonies, the stunning french lilac, the complex allium, but what draws my attention are the simple violets--so common that we often trample them without a second look. Today, I bend and examine each sweet face. My heart hurts, so I look for comfort in the metaphor they provide for me: simple beauty right under my feet, though I rarely stop to appreciate. I snip a few for my windowsill and delight in their happy faces.
I’m curious about these little flowers that have always just be there, that chubby hands have presented to me through the years, so I take a moment to look them up. I call them Johnny jump-ups or violets, but I discover that they go by another name, too. One that makes me smile: Heartsease.
My mama heart takes it in. So much beauty and heartache in this life. I take another moment to acknowledge its complexity. I reapply my Console heart balm, close my eyes and breathe deeply into this belly that has housed so many.
I place my new friends next to my other small, simple treasures.
I turn and catch a glimpse of a photo on the fridge, one that’s been there for years, so I don’t notice it’s sweetness any longer. I let my eyes fill once again.
I think of my boy, a simple, steady presence that I took for granted. I’ll allow myself a little more time to mourn the empty space he left behind, but then it will be time to get to work and change it into something useful for the rest of us. We need the space and he’s moved on to a better one, so best for everyone to let the alchemy of change weave it’s magic.
I wipe the tears and reach for the broom and the mop. Time to move forward. Transformation awaits.
I got up late this morning and didn’t have time to wash my hair. After a quick assessment, I pulled it back and threw it in a loose bun. Hmm...totally acceptable! Actually, I kind of like it!
Done and done. I head downstairs and wake the kids.
I’m making my fourth egg sandwich of the morning when I feel someone lightly touch my new hair-do from behind. “Oh, you’ve got a cute little bun this morning!” my 15-year-old daughter exclaims.
I turn to greet my lovely girl and reflexively reply, “Yeah, what do ya think?”
She tilts her head and ponders. The pause tells me what’s coming. She squints a bit and scrunches her nose. With a shake of her head she makes her ruling: “Not good.”
Ha! There’s nothing like the perspective of one’s teenage daughter! She yammers on about how it makes me look old because it highlights my grey hair, and continues with how she found this age-guessing app and she put my picture in and it guessed that I that I was only 35! Isn't that great?
Oh, I’m so glad, my darling! I roll my eyes and finish serving all of these people that I have created. I go through the rest of the morning motions, but can’t help but peek at myself in the mirror when I pass by. It’s only a flicker, but the thoughts are there:
Can I really wear my hair like this? Maybe I am too old?
It happens so quickly, this self-doubt thing. It’s sneaky and insidious. My work is to squelch it before it takes root, so I use the simplest tools I have: my breath and my oils.
I grab one of my favorites: Bergamot. I crack it open and take a sniff...yum. A few drops go in my palm and over my heart. I take a few seconds to close my eyes and breathe. Ah, yes...that’s better. I glance at myself one more time and smile. Yep, I’m going with the mom bun, dammit.
We head to the car and drive to school. I get a kiss from the boys and my girl offers her forehead. Before she can resist, I pull her close and squeeze her tight, making sure to leave some Bergamot on her back.
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I love my oils. I mean I REALLY love them. I've collected a whole big box, and as I paused in front of them this morning wondering what to choose, I laughed at myself, because I wanted to say it out loud to my little brown bottles!
Sounds ridiculous, I know.
But if your a person like me, who has spent her whole life avoiding artificial smells because they truly make me sick to my stomach, these pure compounds make me swoon. I delight in their aromatic goodness and immediately respond to their therapeutic vapors. As I type, ClaryCalm is wafting up to my brain, bringing me ease and helping me focus...I can feel it!
How else do I use my little bottles? I'm happy to share!
When I wake in the morning, if I need a little help rolling out of bed, I grab my peppermint from my nightstand and take a whiff. Just smelling it lights up my brain.
I get out of bed and brush my teeth with my On Guard toothpaste and wash my face with my Verage system and use my Immortelle anti-aging blend with my moisturizer...yum.
I take my whining dog for a walk (she will get a drop of cedarwood on her head to chill her out and ward off ticks).
This is my meditative time, so I put a dab or frankincense and sandalwood on my forehead to help me connect. It does just that.
I get back to the house and set up the diffuser to meet our needs for the day:
Sniffles? On Guard or Lemon, lavender and peppermint
Bummed out? Bergamot and Geranium
Hyper? How about a little Peace
Everyone gets fed and we make the lunches. Boys add a drop of lemon to their water bottles (I prefer Slim and Sassy for metabolic support...the oil is far better than that silly name!)
We take our supplements; I add the Phytoestrogen complex to balance my hormones (goodbye hot flashes!)
I drop them at school and I head to the office (where Deep Blue is hard at work). I'll will probably reach for an oil by midday to boost my brain or refocus (InTune--doTERRA's focus blend) or maybe I'll use Forgive for some grounding.
We'll return back home and the day will wind down. We might use some Digest Tabs after dinner if we need support with digestion-these taste awesome and are a natural alternative to Tums.
We will all take some Serentiy softgels and fill our diffusers for a good night's sleep (Serenity, Vetiver, Lavender, Breathe...)
Sounds like a lot, huh? Well, don't forget that I had a whole day in there, too, and my usage was spread out. All together, I only used about 15-20 drops of oil and that includes the 8-10 that go in the diffusers!
Essential oils are so concentrated that it only takes the smallest amount to make a big impact.
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Snowing again this morning up at the house.
It's almost more than I can take, but I put this blend into the diffuser at the office and all was right with the world! Patients have been commenting on it all morning...so good!
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Yet another snow day here. It started at about 3pm yesterday (after I picked the kids up early from school!) and it has been going ever since. We now have a foot and it's still coming. I'm hiding in nook upstairs to try to get some work done (ah! just after I typed those words, came the sound of steps on the stairs and requests for eggs! To be continued....)
Take two...(That's just how it goes around here)
This snowy day starts with me enjoying a cup of tea with Kelly. Lovely, right? Then I happen to glance at his feet and spot a very upsetting big toe. Kelly has the unfortunate habit of picking his toenails. It's nasty.
And now one has gone bad...very bad. I'll spare you the details, but I will mention how I'm treating it.
First we gave it a good soak: Warm water with a drop of Frankincence (for inflammation),
a drop of Melaluca (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal)
a drop of Helichrysum (for healing)
I've talked about the first two before, but I save the Heli for the big jobs. It's a pricey one, but an incredible healer. According to Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D (in chemistry) and the author of "The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils", Helichrysum "is so mild it is the preferred option for the immediate treatment of injuries, especially bleeding wounds. Dropping this oil into a bleeding wound sanitizes the wound, speeds the closure and effectively stops the pain. Using it undiluted on wounds avoids bringing other less diluted substances, such as fatty base oils, into the wound. It is self explanatory that using Helichrysum essential oil on wound requires a genuine and authentic oil."
Wow. There's a lot going on there and I need to be clear about several things:
1) I am not recommending you treat deep wounds with essential oils! Maybe Dr. Kurt would, but he has more knowledge than I.
When in doubt, get it checked out!
2) He's clearly making the point of buying quality essential oils. After doing years of research on this, I would only use doTERRA oils. Find out why:
Now back to my friend Heli:
Helichrysum is sometimes called "liquid stitches" because of it's anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating properties. And it's a powerful one. A drop is all you need. For unbroken skin, it is best used in dilution and this makes the oil more affordable. Dr. Kurt states that "a 1% dilution in sesame oil is equally as effective as it would be in higher concentrations."
After the soak, we put some Correct X ointment on it and a band-aid and Kelly said it already felt better. We will soak again, put a drop of Heli directly on the spot and re-apply the Correct-X before bed.
We also had a lesson in using the clippers...fingers crossed!
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Today was one of those days that I woke with the threat of a headache. Last night was intense, as we sat with our middle-schooler and supported her as she shared her fears of being bullied at school. Emails were sent and calls were made and I tossed and turned thinking of our meeting with the principal this morning.
The meeting went well and things felt a bit more under control, but my mood and the day were still grey and the cold rain pored down. My head started to throb. Exhausted, I looked at Jeb and said, "I may actually need to take something."
Here's the thing: I am the biggest headache baby! Due to some ingrained poor postural habits, I'm susceptible to tension headaches and they debilitate me. I can't tolerate life. If I don't stay active, I'm setting myself up for a whopper.
Well, I haven't been active and my kids aren't making life easy. Jeb, exhausted himself, agreed that this might be the time to turn to some over-the-counter help. He told me to go get some Tylenol and recommended a dosage.
I went straight to the grocery store (because, of course, I had to get some food for the masses, and they would have medications, too). As I stood at the deli counter, my head pounded. I felt a little nauseous from the pain. I leaned over my cart as I waited for my sliced turkey and rubbed my temples and then I remembered! I had my Bali bag with me! (this is may travel storage bag, FREE for those looking to explore these oils with me with a kit.)
I pulled it out and ran the Past Tense over my temples and along the base of my skull, then over my shoulders. I pulled out the Digest Zen and took a drop...same with the Copaiba.
I grabbed my turkey and wheeled my cart away. Not five steps in and I realized that I FELT BETTER! I honestly was shocked! How could I forget that I have these tools? Life sweeps me away and I get in panic mode and forget about the tools I have right at my finger tips! I could have wept with relief!
I went about my shopping and headed out the door. I was halfway to my car when I realized that I forgot the Tylenol! I had to laugh out loud! that was the whole reason for my trip to the store in the first place!
I got in the car and reapplied my oils.
Small amounts, more frequently is the key to effectiveness with these plant medicines. I did not want that tension to revisit!
Past Tense is DoTERRA's tension blend. It is an amazing blend of wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, roman chamomile, marjoram, basil, and rosemary. Wintergreen's main component is methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is a topical analgesic, meaning it relieves pain when applied to the body. Yes, I'll take that!
I've already raved about Franky and lavender and Copaiba. Roman chamomile is incredible, too. This essential oil is composed primarily of esters, ranging from 66% to 78%. Ester rich oils are antispasmodic, anti inflammatory, calming to the CNS, and sedative. Yes, thank you, layer it on! You can read about the rest of these synergistic ingredients here.
Digest Zen's antispasmodic blend of oils are very effective for relieving occcasional nausea or tummy upset and it smells so soothing and yummy.
Some deep breathing, a few more applications of my oils and some gentle yoga and I was myself again.
I did end up getting some Tylenol just to have in our medicine drawer. It's good to have a full bag of tricks and I am respectful of them all. Now, if I can just remember to use them!
I have a business event tomorrow where I get 60 seconds to sell my wares.
I was planning on preparing today, but surprise!! A snow day and all my kids are home with me.
Well, the dang show must go on. This is how women in business roll!
We took the boys to our sledding hill today. While they screamed with delight sailing down the hill, my friend and I spent the entire time pushing and rocking and pushing and rocking her car out of it's ice trap.
We finally managed to get it out with the help of a kind stranger, but not before my toes succumbed to the cold. I'm susceptible to chilblains--painful inflammation that is triggered by cold exposure. It can be debilitating to me: my toes start to get red and puffy and they ache and itch. As soon as we got home, I took off my boots and grabbed my Aromatouch oil.
I massaged it into my achey toes and felt the immediate warmth and relief.
Cypress oil is the first ingredient in this doTERRA blend. Cypress aids in circulation and that's just what I needed!
The Aromatouch blend also has a lovely synergistic blend of other oils (including lavender and marjoram) that have been proven to reduce anxiety and therefore boost the immune system. The delicious scent cannot help but be inhaled and that's good, because the aromatherapy benefits of this oil include supporting the respiratory system!
It didn't take long for the boys to catch a whiff of this heavenly oil and before I knew it, I had the bare feet of two ten-year-old boys in my lap--toes wiggling, waiting to be massaged! Being a mom of three older boys, I know these moments of true connection are fleeting, so I relish the opportunity to nurture my boys in this way.
I rub this wonderful oil into their sweet, willing soles and I close my eyes and breathe deep.
Small moments like these fill me up.
And my feet feel great, too :-)
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