These are a few of my “must have” oils: Frankincense – This most precious all around go-to oil for cell renewal, brain function, anxiety, stress, depression, memory, goes into my coconut oil facial moisturizer and scrub, on my chest and neck whenever I’m dousing myself (it blends well with any other oil), and in my… Continue reading Oils for Emotions & Healing
When I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago that I was celebrating my eighteenth month of sobriety I received this comment: “I’d love to get some recommendations on how you’ve done it! I always seem to go a couple weeks and then end up drinking again.” I read it before a hike, so of… Continue reading Navigating Early Sobriety
There’s been a beehive buzzing in my heart for over six years. I couldn’t hear it, didn’t want to hear it, acknowledge it. But my chest has gotten tighter and the bees have gotten louder. They say the second year of sobriety can be harder than the first. I don’t know about harder, but it… Continue reading Letting the Bees Out
GAAHH I’m having such resistance to writing on this blog! I feel like they just turn into long boring “status updates”. But as much I didn’t want to do it, I clicked on my stoking life bookmark, the “write” button, and here I am. I have to rid my mind of the wish to write… Continue reading The Resistance
Today I was asked to put together an Essential Oil Kit for someone who is allergic to Lavender and doesn’t like florals or grasses. Challenge accepted! She wanted a general multi -purpose starter kit for good emotional juju and general well-being, along with something for her sinuses. This is what we put together: Citrus Bliss… Continue reading Challenge Accepted!
Here I am at nearly 15 months sober and I realized I hadn’t posted since last July! So many things have happened that I wish I’d been writing about, but I felt very introverted and private and vulnerable. Something about spring has me bursting open and reinspired to return to this blog. So I’m back,… Continue reading this beautiful, impermanent life
Having heard the terms self-care and self-love thrown around for the last decade and only recently really “getting it”, I assumed the revelations I’m about to share have always been obvious to everyone but me. After some recent conversations I realize that is just not so, so maybe my thoughts on this are worth sharing.… Continue reading The Self-Woo