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...

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thyme Essential Oil

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

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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!
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Inspirational Word Art

Check out my new inspirational Word Art!!    

Scroll through all my Word Art quotes and create something divine and inspired for yourself or another!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wild Orange: Essential Oil Spotlight

Wild Orange is not only for uplifting mind and body, it protects against seasonal and environmental threats, is high in antioxidants, and can be a powerful cleaner and purifying agent for your home.

*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.

Embrace Change

A new school year brings about new changes.  We enter our classrooms and get busy clearing out the old papers and tearing down the old bulletin boards to make room for something new.  We wipe away the old dust, old memories, old worries letting the mark of cleanliness filter in to our classrooms and our minds.  By the end of the preparation time before school, the whiteboards have been sprayed clean, the desks all sit in a pattern, and the floors have a shiny coat of wax or carpets devoid of last year’s stains.  We await the arrival of the students with anticipation in our organized classroom that is de-cluttered, spiffed up, and smelling great. 

The summer was a time to spend clearing our bodies of stress and unwanted negative thoughts.  It seems to take a month to unwind from the previous school year and get into the rhythm of taking it easy.  We decompress the worries of yesterdays into oblivion while soaking up the rays on the beach, hiking, or just reading a great novel.  Summer brings about new changes for your soul, shifting from work, work, work to a time of rest.  We all need the rest so that the new school year arrives full of fresh ideas and eagerness.

The newness of the year rushes in on the first day with new haircuts and new clothes, new backpacks and new school supplies.  Everything is fresh and clean, devoid of dust and smudge marks.  The students are eager to get to work and the teachers are as eager to teach.  A new year brings in new opportunities for teaching, for friendships, and for change.  It is a time to let go of any past hurts, worries, or fears and embrace the new school year with enthusiasm.  Let go of the past, for it serves no purpose and place all your energy into a year full of excitement and enlightenment.  Let all your slates be wiped clean and begin anew; embrace change.
I spent some time yesterday afternoon meeting many of my new students and parents.  Such a joy to see their faces excited for the school year, yet nervous for that which is unknown.  I will be truly blessed with a great group of students and parents this new school year.  Along with that, I am working with an incredible group of teachers who are fully committed to the education of children.  New school, new classroom, new students, new parents— embracing change and moving forward!