Sunday, January 10, 2016

It's All About the Tea

I am not very daring in the tea department as I have stuck to regular black tea — iced or hot — for many years.  Plain- as simple as that! 
But, I have decided since I have so many essential oils in my house that are beneficial to my bodily functions, that I thought I would try some in my tea.  I switched to a green tea and added Ginger and Bergamot essential oils.  I love this combination and make a cup or two every day.  Bergamot is a great oil to help ease stress, while Ginger is great for supporting a healthy digestive system.
What are your favorite oil combinations in green tea?
*FDA Disclaimer:   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Replace Your Watts

I wrote this inspirational message for teachers about six years ago.  It is amazing how even more true it is now!  We all need to find the time to replace our watts to be a better person with joy and happiness. 

Your back aches from bending over little desks, your eyes hurt from trying to read scribbled writing, your head feels like a balloon is pushing from the inside ready to burst, and your feet are swollen ten times too large- causing your toenails to ache.  Yet, somehow you manage to muster the strength to tuck a pile of ungraded papers into your book bag and sludge out the door to your car. 

You have managed to give your energy to kids’ demands throughout the day.  You have lent your energy to finding that misplaced homework in a folder, or fielding the friendship drama.  You have leapt upon a chair to bring excitement to a lesson, and crawled upon the floor to interact with a group of students.  You have shared your energy with a colleague to help with a lesson idea, classroom management tip, or to enlarge your shoulders for them to be consoled upon.  You have managed throughout the day to spread your energy far and wide, with minimal complaints, with only some body aches to show.  While your energy is depleted, you have also managed to carry home grading that can be handed back in a timely fashion-all bright and cheery the next day.

But, at the end of the day, you must find some time to replace your watts in your Light energy.  Let the book bag not be filled with ungraded papers for a night and allow your self some “me” time.  There are so many nourishing ways to replenish the energies you have shared throughout the day.  Don’t let your bulb go out from neglect of self; keep the Light burning strong and steady with a little care. Go for a walk, take a candlelight bath, read a book that is not related to your job, listen to music, be creative, or meditate.  The therapy for self is individualized and personal to you. 

It is a joy to carve out some time to take care of your body- heart, mind, and soul.  Allow the time within your day to just relax and replenish all that was given away during the day.  You can give so much more of yourself, when you know that your energy will return in full with some much-needed pampering and love.  Love yourself enough to share some time with self.  When your wattage is at its highest, then your Light is at its brightest.  With some tender loving care and some down time, you will forever be shining bright in your classroom and in your personal life.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who has supported the many facets of me as a wife, a mother, a teacher, a photographer, an intuitive messenger, and an essential oil enthusiast!  Life is what you make it to be, and I have created the most positive, happy space in which to share myself with you and with others. 
Blessings for a beautiful journey on your own path through life.

Friday, November 27, 2015


Gratefulness — a way to center your being into a mindset of enlightenment and joy.

I am grateful throughout the year, but I spent some time this November to write down what I am grateful for each day.  As you go through life, think of those things that you are grateful for, whether they are large or small… it’s all good. 

I am grateful for a husband that puts up with my shenanigans and busy-ness of life!  He just keeps loving me!

I am grateful to be able to drive home and give two most beautiful, kind, caring daughters a hug and tell them how much I love and appreciate them.  I wish all little girls were as loved as mine.

I am grateful for essential oils... my body is being supported one drop at a time.

My gratefulness comes from the support from all the teachers I work with who stay positive despite some tough-in-the-trenches teaching on a daily basis.  Despite voters once again not approving an override and the district trying to operate on a budget set in the 1980's, we as teachers keep plugging along and try to provide the happiness and learning the students in our district need and deserve.  And, I am grateful no one admonished me for wearing jeans during my morning of rebellion instead of handing in my resignation letter.

I am grateful I grew up with a twin sister!  We understand each other inexplicably.

I am grateful that I don't have to drive west on the US 60 early every morning for work.

I am grateful for a most amazing mom and dad!  Thank you for always helping us out when we needed it— unconditionally and unfettered.

I am grateful to spend some time with an awesome cousin and family!  We rocked the ghost town today!

I am grateful for a wonderful mother-in-law and father-in-law who welcomed me into the family many years ago with love.

I am grateful for the surprise gift of a gift card from Walmart.  Thank you, Walmart for supporting teachers!

I am grateful that I can afford a red cup of whatever I want to drink at Starbucks.  I wish all of our veterans could say the same!

I am grateful for my older and younger sisters.  They have overcome and achieved much in life!  Love you, P and Tut!

I am grateful to be a brand new great auntie today!  May her new life be blessed in all ways.

I am grateful for all that I have.  It is enough and more!

I am grateful for the small moments in the day that make me laugh out loud amidst craziness.

I am grateful that I have surrounded myself with beautiful people whose hearts are kind and words are honestly spoken.

I am grateful I always have food in my cupboards. I've had a tough week of food allergy reactions, but I do not have any reason to complain for there are so many who are spending nights and days not eating at all.  That I have enough food, even though it might give me an allergic reaction, is a true blessing.

I am grateful for the time I get to spend with the girls and D.  Life is zooming by and everyone is so busy.  It's nice to slow down and relax a bit.

I am grateful for big cat snuggles.  Life just seems great with a cat close by.

I am grateful for the helpers in this world— those whose lights shine and bring a ray of hope to others in need.

I am extremely grateful for my patience and that my heart is strong enough to withstand a diamond sword!  (I had a misbehaving student trying to kill my heart with an imaginary diamond sword today... my life in the classroom some days is quite interesting).

I am grateful for pistachio ice cream, Epsom salt essential oil baths, and a husband's killer back rubs!  I enjoyed all of these after a short (chaotic) 3 days of teaching- including the day I was being attacked by an imaginary diamond sword.  Sigh...

I am grateful for the lessons I learned growing up that help me be the person I am today.

I am grateful to gift beautiful, intuitive readings to others.

I may add some more to this list as November is not quite over and there may be some things I want to add as the year continues to unfold.  The list will never be complete as gratitude for the small things is ongoing and incredibly big!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oregano Essential Oil

I love to share about how oils are supporting my family!  I am just an email away...

*FDA Disclaimer:   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thyme Essential Oil

I love to share about how oils are supporting my family!  I am just an email away...

*FDA Disclaimer:   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Changes of Love

Changes I make, changes you make, changes we make together or separate cause a reaction or reflection that, in turn, causes more change.  Do you see that?  Can you see that the change within us is also the cause-action/reaction-for the change within another?

Let these changes occur naturally, yet do not force them.  Some changes that happen, you or I may perceive as bad, negative influences, but are they really?  Does every experience we go through, every event that occurs in our life have to be coated in sugar and roses?  Does it always have to taste, smell, or feel pleasant?  Sometimes the experiences are bitter to the taste and not enjoyable to feel.  Yet, those experiences cause the greatest change within us.  Those tough lessons cause the greatest shift in our bodies, which creates immeasurable change that radiates out in waves to affect others.
Notice when you are sad, depressed, angry, sorrowful that the people around you tend to be that way as well.  These waves of negativity cause this change within people around you, loved ones around you, and they reflect-REFLECT-your image.  Change that image to project love.  Change that image to project light.  Change that image to project goodness and grace and joy.  JOY.  That is all it takes to change your reflection.  This simple choice is such a strong catalyst for the waves of change to surround you, emanate from your core, and inundate those around you with happiness and love.  When you make the change to shift your thoughts, shift your appearance, shift your attitude from negative to positive, then your reflection is one of light and love.
Changes occur at the split of a second-a nanosecond.  Try it when you feel yourself being burdened by life’s choices.  Find the positive, to show your optimism, and express your gratitude for a piece of the choice-a part of the whole lesson.  There is always the choice to be grateful, but when making that choice the change within is exponential.
Do you notice when you are making these changes within yourself that those who no longer aid you in completion of self, or those situations that no longer aid you along your path tend to drop away?  It is because you have chosen a life of change.  You have chosen to move ahead in your spiritual growth, with your life.  This is all that needs to be a catalyst to launch you forward and move you along your path of life.  Change.  Want the change.  Feel the change.  Be the change. 
As you replace negative emotions with positive, life-changing emotions, notice what happens to yourself.  You are happy.  You are joyous.  You are filled with love and can feel that love.  You move through life with bliss and do not worry as much.  The patterns of old negativity and old thoughts are replaced with patterns of positive energies and positive vibes.  Those around you will either move away from you, for they no longer are there to serve your higher purpose and are only holding you back.  Or, you will attract new energies, new people, and new opportunities within your realm of life, your space to help keep your vibrations of love at an all-time high.  They will aid you in your quest for knowledge of life, for laughter within your life, for love to radiate without and within yourself.  These new friends, new acquaintances, new opportunities are aligned with your spiritual path of enlightenment. 
Be the change within yourself in order to affect the change outside of yourself.  When you replace your own inner turmoil, your own inner thoughts of negativity with positive, love-filled thoughts and feelings, then life for you will change.  You will be the change of energy around you and within you.  Notice as you exhibit happiness and laughter, that those around you also exhibit happiness and laughter.  You know the phrase, “laughter is contagious,” is a true statement of the power of energy exchange.  This laughter becomes the force-the driving force-behind the change from sadness, an inner battle, to one of joyous celebration.  “Laughter is contagious,” needs to be the driving force of all of mankind, all of humanity.  Let this be your motto and spread the laughing disease.  Be the change from the inside out.  Share the energy from the inside out.  And, allow yourself to release the old patterns of living with those of joy and laughter-laced with love.
*excerpted from my book, Love in the Here and Now available on Amazon.  CLICK HERE

Frankincense and Myrrh

Need some time to center and regroup? Frankincense and Myrrh will aid to alleviate stress and just give you an all-around fabulous grounding feel!  The aroma is divine and a deep woodsy scent that surrounds your senses with amazing goodness.
*FDA Disclaimer:   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Be Brave TeeSpring Campaign

Are you looking for a t-shirt to wear to support those who are going through Breast Cancer or have lost their lives to this horrible disease?  I have created a t-shirt that is being sold on Teespring.  

You can also change the color of the tee to support those struggling in other areas of their life!

Click on the t-shirt below and it will take you straight to the Teespring site.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Essential Oil Sneaker Rescue

You can use essential oils to eradicate unpleasant odors and clear the air!
*FDA Disclaimer:   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.