Essential Oils

Oh. My. Gosh!

How many times have I said that already this year? I feel like it’s a LOT! We are still in the midst of Covid and trying to get vaccines to the most vulnerable. And now here in Texas we are feeling the brunt of a colossal winter storm. Below freezing temperatures, stuck indoors, meeting yourself coming and going. There have been intermittent brownouts and water is sketchy. What’s a person to do?

The answer: HOLD ON!

You’ve heard this phrase I’m sure: This too shall pass. I am completely sympathetic with all of the people who are truly suffering. The pictures I have seen of broken water pipes in homes, flooding all of a person’s possessions, is truly sad. Then there are shelters that have been set up so families have a warm place to stay if they don’t have electricity. I have said a prayer every day and am so grateful for a (fairly) warm house and staples to sustain us.

It makes me think of the challenges we all go through: loss of a loved one, loss of a job, breakup of a relationship. Everyone has a way of getting through the trials and tribulations of life. You can pray about it, you can drink and/or eat (I don’t encourage overindulgence; you’ll live to regret it!), you can lean on friends and relatives. I do all of these! I am really bummed that right now I can’t get outside and do my daily walks. And they are getting harder now that my knee is getting worse (there will be an upcoming blog about my future knee replacement–yikes!) But we are already getting reports of much better weather coming soon and I love hearing that. I’ve joked before about the changing weather in Texas, like this one:

So just hold on, folks. Better days are coming. I feel it, I know it. Keep the faith!

Essential Oils: I still LOVE and will continue to promote Young Living Essential Oils! If you are new to essential oils, I highly recommend. And I think when you check out the number of companies that are out there you will agree that Young Living is really the best!

This one holds a special place because it was recommended by my mom’s massage therapist for my mom during the last months of her life. With the soothing aromas of basil, marjoram, cypress, lavender and peppermint, Aroma Siez was especially helpful when used with a carrier oil in a body and foot massage. Apply several drops on the back of the neck to help alleviate tension headaches. Aroma Seiz promotes calm and relaxation.

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Weekly Finds: About the Town

Am I glad I got some outside work done already! The arctic blast has hit north Texas and enveloped us. There is really no good reason to go out, and I feel sorry for those that have no choice.

Since I don’t have many words of wisdom this week, I did manage to get out and take pictures of things around Granbury (btw The Best Historic Small Town in the US two years in a row!) that peaked my interest. I hope you enjoy them, and stay warm!

Essential Oils: I still LOVE and will continue to promote Young Living Essential Oils! If you are new to essential oils, I highly recommend. And I think when you check out the number of companies that are out there you will agree that Young Living is really the best!

Ooooh! Check out our Australian Ericifolia! I can’t say it better than our website:

Australian Ericifolia essential oil, commonly known as “Lavender Tea Tree,” synergistically combines the benefits of Tea Tree with the soothing nature of Lavender. Found in Tasmania, the vivacious Melaleuca ericifolia plant is steam distilled to create an essential oil that is sweet and woodsy with lingering notes that are freshly floral.

Australian Ericifolia is a powerful addition to your beauty routine and aromatherapy sessions. Its dynamic benefits and familiar aroma will have you reaching for this unique oil day and night.

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Vary Your Routine

Goodbye 👋 January, hello February! I don’t know whether Punxatawnee Phil will see his shadow, thereby giving us 6 more weeks of winter. I kind of think so. But! February started off as a beautiful day 🙂 so I am ever hopeful.

A lot of us have started the Yearly Goals. Each year we decide to make changes: weight, self-care, travel, get out, minimize going out, etc. If you’re like me you put on the “pandemic pounds” and are actively working to get those suckers off. Is one of your plans to get better at journaling? Me too! What about tapping your creative side? I can’t wait until my local art association starts their painting classes! But are you at risk of doing the same things all over again, secretly sabotaging yourself and not accomplishing your goals?

No matter what your plans are, I challenge you to change up your routine! Changing your routine might just give you a new perspective. I live in a nice gated neighborhood and can easily walk here. But pre-Covid I got in my Jeep and headed to our lovely downtown area. There are numerous walking trails that I can take advantage of–and should!

How about writing things in a journal? According to one article,”… journaling can also release tensions, improve your mood, heal your emotions and stimulate your mind, which increases a feeling of empowerment for doing everything from setting new goals and trying new things, according to Dr. Elizabeth Jennings.” Writing in a journal takes a little time but also makes me slow down and reflect on thoughts and feelings.

What about travel? Many of us have had to pare down our travel plans. But while many locations are not encouraging people to visit, there are probably places not too far from your own backyard that you can visit. How about a nearby park? Getting out in nature not only helps with your exercise goals but can give you a sense of peace and well being. And take your binoculars so you can bird watch!

Essential Oils: I still LOVE and will continue to promote Young Living Essential Oils! If you are new to essential oils, I highly recommend. And I think when you check out the number of companies that are out there you will agree that Young Living is really the best!

Spearmint has a cool and uplifting aroma. It promotes digestion and helps with the occasional upset stomach. Spearmint can also enhance the flavor of food! Diffuse with eucalyptus to fight fatigue and increase focus.

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