What is your focus for Christmas next week: Change? Healing? Family? Peace?
Maybe some of these will help: CHRISTMAS!?
Many drops of blessings and hugs….
Essential oils are like water and breathing to me….ESSENTIAL! I am passionate about them not just because of their physical support but because of their mental, emotional, and spiritual support!
I have sooo many posting with them weaved in….but these top three are great to focus on just WHY ESSENTIAL OILS!
What role does Essential Oils play in your life!?
It can be hard to find peace during the holidays when we have family baggage to deal with. When I did a search for how many posts I have done on Family…9 came up! 9 that have Family in the title….and I thought wow, what a great way to reflect for 9 days on what does FAMILY mean to you during the holidays!
Many drops of blessings and hugs….
When I did a search for Advent within my blog it came up with RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, 12 DAYS OF ADVENT, and several more that may not seem like they are related to advent but you might be surprised :)….
Take a moment today to check out this ONE search and see which posting resonates to start your advent out right!
Many drops of blessings and hugs…
In light and fun of Thanksgiving this Thursday….I have loved sharing many recipes here. Here are 3 links to keep it simple as well as continually reminding us of the Trinity….the mind body soul of our health!
But we can’t forget the spirit :)…..
Happy early Thanksgiving!
What’s essential for you this Thanksgiving!?
Many drops of blessings and hugs…
This last week was amazing with production week for my darling daughters theater group. It had me really fine tune my focus on essentials.
Which really…. when I work on my essentials lists it is about minimizing and getting back to what is really needed. My essentials with faith is about what needs to be added!
Which had me reflecting on how the next 9 weeks are going to be full of so much fun, family, holidays, business, and newness with being in a new area. I have realized that for how much I love love love writing…..I need to take a moment to step back and refocus on what do I want to share and provide here. How can I best serve you the reader and me the writer!?
I laughed within when I counted the weeks that I am going to take a hiatus from here….9 weeks. It is a perfect novena. So the question is which saint should I be focusing on and turning to for guidance? Maybe I will pick 9 saints….lol. Who knows!
What I do know is I may not be writing anything fresh and new for 9 weeks but I am going to give you a themed list of past postings each Monday. Giving you an opportunity to ready any old posts you have not ever had the chance to read. They will be some of the most popular posts combined with some of my favorites.
The lists will be probably of 3, 7, or 9……because those are spiritual numbers and that’s just how my brain thinks… 🙂
So until next Monday think about what you want to do for the next 9 weeks that will deepen your faith, your family bonds, your mission/calling within ministry and business, and deepen your commitment to focusing on what is TRULY ESSENTIAL in your life!?
Many drops of blessings and hugs….
My heart is breaking.
I had so many things I wanted to share with all of you this Monday. But I will save them for another day :). Because there WILL be another day…lol.
Yesterday our parish priest shared how our Bishop is moving him to a different parish because he is needed there. My heart breaks because we just got here. I have truly fall in love with this priest in such a short four month period. When he broke the news yesterday, my eyes welled….and I could barely speak about it during the day. It created such a deep loss within me. I went to Console and Bergamot to support me.
It had me pondering WHY!? Why did I feel such loss? And then it hit me….I HAD FULLY, VULNERABLY, WILLINGLY, FINALLY LET SOMEONE INTO MY LIFE WITH NO GUARD, NO HESITATION!!!
Then I had to remind myself to have that Godly detachment. And again…I had accomplished that as well. I was able to recognize that we cannot cling to things and people, only God is our true rock…..YET we are to love others with our WHOLE heart, mind, soul….this is not always easy…..right!? Especially when we are wounded!
YET….I did it! And that gave me amazing joy and peace!
So when you find yourself clinging to someone or something, reflect on why? Give it to God. And when you find yourself feeling great loss, give yourself the grace to to heal and move forward yet remember we must only cling to God!
As always….sit…pray…oil up…and tap through your day!!
Drops of blessings and hugs dear ones!
PS…..Last week was abundantly full with my darling daughters theater schedule and this week will be as well due to it being production week, so there will more than likely be only one posting this week, but who knows…lol. I am also going to stop trying to figure out the right “formula” of when and what to write for you all because that’s not being true to me, thus not true to you all! But more about that soon ;)……Til then….
Have an amazingly blessed week!
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Sugar is such a mixed baggage of yuck! And at this time of the year it makes it especially difficult to try and avoid for everyone.
So I am going to confess. I was trying to figure out what to write tonight. I don’t normally have a brain block. Well life has been full (probably too full) and I was struggling with a thought. I posted on FB idea suggestions. And I received lots of great ideas. And the one that really stuck out for me to write about tonight was SUGAR!
It is that time of the year that everyone is going to start really struggling with it. It is going to be EVERYWHERE!
Now for me…
Growing up sugar was almost equated to “sin”, “evil”, “bad”. My parents knew it wasn’t good for us but they just didn’t know how to really express it and reinforce it in a healthy way. So for me unfortunately it was another thing that added to my baggage of dysmorphia and shame….especially if I chose to eat it away from them.
I fortunately don’t really crave sweet things. My cravings are salty, creamy, cheesy….lol. But I do love ice cream and chocolate. And even though I will find some really great vegan and sugar free options just the sweetness can trigger me into feeling like I am doing something I am not suppose to be doing.
The problem with sugar period…set aside any of us who have an emotional tie to it….it physically IS addicting! It messes with our hormones. It messes with our insulin. Which in return messes with our emotions.
How can we overcome any shame and “ick” with it!? Keep it simple….especially this time of the year! So many of us try to replace the candy and pies with alternatives that are “healthier” versions but they can still create emotional baggage.
Instead enjoy LOTS AND LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies! I am totally serious. The more we reach for these the better we will feel. Don’t be afraid to enjoy all of these. And truly keep it simple. Just cut them up. Crunch is wonderful and satisfying. And its actually quite healing! I also use lots of different essential oils to either soak my fruits and veggies in or just in my water to help me with cravings and add some fun flavors.
We can get stressed during this time of the year with family. When our hormones and emotions are out of whack it can make things even worse. It can cause us to feel even more shame, hurt, frustration….you name it!
Some tricks I use especially during the holidays but year round when it comes to sugar:
But the biggest and best thing to overcome sugars seduction….keep it out of the house! We don’t have it in the house. And anything we have that is made with natural sweeteners I ask the above questions to myself.
What is your relationship with sugar?
Sit with this….pray about it…write….oil…and tap….I am truly serious :)! This seductive “drug” needs all the tools in our tool bag to resist.
Oh but finally…..if you do give into it…..don’t shame yourself….love yourself….give yourself grace and know that you can start all over that very moment!!!!
Because GOD LOVES US NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Many drops of blessings and prayers dear one!
PS…would you like some help overcoming your sugar temptations and other wellness goals….message me on Facebook or contact me from the “services & appointment” tab. I would love to serve and support you!
Through this healing journey I have read many different healing stories: physical, spiritual, emotional… about Hashimoto’s, traumas, abuses….
Many of these warriors of healing are fallen away Catholics.
This is unbearably sad for me.
There are many who leave other denominations as well. But these are many of the reasons I have heard:
The list goes on….
And it breaks my heart!
This is funny to me…but it’s true….and it’s also sad…..sad to me that more people haven’t encountered and/or experienced an Evangelical Catholic. It’s sad to me that wounds, hurts, and differences have kept Catholics away or even driven them away.
The Catholic Church is not perfect…not by any means. No faith is!!! And this is NOT AN EXCUSE FOR ANY CHURCH TO BE ABUSIVE TO THEIR PARISHIONERS!
For me the Catholic Church has a richness and depth and beauty that I can’t imagine being without it in my life.
Now you might be thinking I have never been hurt by the church or had a bad experience; so I can’t possibly know. But actually I HAVE had plenty…
BUT this is the thing….this happens EVERYWHERE….with EVERY CHURCH!!!
Because they are all ran by man. And we are ALL flawed…sinners…human! WE ARE ALL WOUNDED!!!
I know I can’t change the past for these wounded but I pray they/you will one day be able to face the traumas and hurts felt from the Catholic Church. I pray they/you find healing and peace. I pray they/you have the personal relationship with Christ they/you sought after. I pray they/you are being an instrumental disciple as He has called us all to be!
Today, if you have left the Catholic Church, or left church period, I pray you take a moment to sit with your “why’s”. Reflect within and ask: Am I ready to heal from this wound? Am I ready to break free from this bondage of pain? Am I ready to be ALL HE CREATED ME TO BE!? Some oils that can help you through this are: Console, Forgive, Hope, Deep Blue, Peace.
As always…sit…pray…oil up…..and tap about this….:)
Many drops of blessings dear beloved ones….
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