My favorite season is here! I was remarking the other day the reason I love fall is the constant changes that I see outside. I think I love the movement and transformation that fall brings. Most of you know I don’t sit still well so this ever changing season is perfect for my personality.
Often this time of year we hear about the concept of embracing the change and ‘letting go’. One of my greatest teachers ever once told me that not all change can be embraced and that sometimes change is very hard and not easily welcomed. So true, right?
I believe more than ever that our work is to look at what is before us and see if we can see any scraps of beauty that lies within the current situation. Though we may not always fully embrace changes, we might be able to lean into the process and see just how strong we really are. We know that as we move through what is showing up in our lives, we are often making space for something else.
The season for me is coming to a change as I feel and listen to the pull to welcome in something different. In fact, I have been feeling this nudge for a variety of reasons in the last few months. Part of it is the push to complete some big projects that I have been working on and the other part of me is listening to the interior landscape of my soul asking me to align my actions with its deepest truth. Add to that some reminders that the Universe is always putting in my path exactly what I need in order to pause, look and learn. And maybe even slow down a bit to refuel. I am hoping with a bit lighter load in my heart, I will find the space to shine even more. Isn’t that what we are here to do anyway?
I realize that there will be some disappointment, much like many of us feel as we watch summer come to and end and we pull out the snow shovels and warm sweaters for the coming months of cold. I ask you though to feel the disappointment, and then rally around me and my work from the place of curiosity and wonder as I finish some big dreams in the next few months. I also ask for your compassion as I trek across new territory and watch together with me as the landscape changes and we celebrate together what lies ahead.
After this month I will be offering some great, personal, and in-depth content virtually and would love to also offer my personalized 1:1 wellness coaching at a discounted rate through February. This means you will get the same assessments, coaching, mentoring and personal plan to help you awaken to your greatest potential at a special special price.
For the rest of the month, I encourage you to take in the glory of the changing leaves. Breathe in the fall air. Let go of something weighing on your heart. Shed an old belief. Release what doesn’t elevate you. And most important, know that all is well.
A student once told me—choose a path and walk it well.
It is not uncommon that we might feel a slight pull towards a change or shift this time of year. Nature is so obvious in showing us that it is okay to do just that, especially this time of year when we see the trees so effortlessly let go of the season’s growth. Some of us resist that pull, and end up staying stagnant and even miserable, when we could be feeling liberated. Or at the least, we could be aligned with our deepest selves as we welcome in the offering a change may bring.
The season for me is coming to a change as I feel and listen to the pull to welcome in something different. In fact, I have been feeling this nudge for a variety of reasons in the last few months. Part of it is the push to complete some big projects that I have been working on, and the other part of me is listening to the interior landscape of my soul asking me to align my actions with its deepest truth. Add to that some reminders that the Universe is always putting in my path exactly what I need in order to pause, look and learn. And maybe even slow down a bit to refuel.
I realize that there will be some disappointment, much like many of us feel as we watch summer come to an end and we pull out the snow shovels and warm sweaters for the coming months of cold.
I ask you though to feel the disappointment, and then rally around me and my work from the place of curiosity and wonder as I work on some big dreams in the next few months. I also ask for your compassion as I trek across new territory. Walk with me as the landscape changes and together we celebrate what lies ahead.
Know this– seasons come and go. Cycles are here to teach us that everything is temporary and that with each inhale there will be an exhale.
I just spent five glorious days in Florida and spent four of them at the beach! Being a natural redhead offers me a challenge when it comes to my skin and the sun. I am a rare redhead that actually tans–if I use sunscreen and take it slow. I try to take breaks in the shade and not spend hours in the sun on the first day.
I am so thankful to have this simple and affordable DIY spray to sooth the skin. This is safe for kids and adults and the oils in this combo are also great for sleep, anxious feelings, cleaning, aches and pains, and MUCH more. Seriously.
Depending on the size of the glass bottle, you add: 💧lavender—soothing to the skin 💧melaleuca—keeps skin germ free 💧peppermint—provides a natural cool 💧 Top off with water
Spray as needed following time in the sun! You can grab all three of these oils HERE and find my favorite glass bottles in my amazon shop!
You can learn more about the endless other ways to use these three versatile essential oils in this free ebook.
Over the years I have learned the value of self care. While raising three humans I developed some really unhealthy habits.
I made a decision about 18 years ago to start taking care of me. Not only did I shed 100 pounds, I got rid of a ton of negative self talk and old beliefs.
It all started with a gratitude practice, daily walks and feeding myself more mindfully. I didn’t begin yoga or even any sort of group exercise for several years. I had so much internal dialogue work to repair before I had the courage to walk into a gym!
My self care practice now looks much the same with some added things—a daily bubble bath (or two), time to read and connect with something meaningful, using my oils mindfully, enjoying collecting gems and working a jigsaw puzzle.
These are just a few of the ways I take care of my mind, body and spirit. I can say my authentic self has indeed gotten stronger!
I use this DAILY and am confident that I can protect myself and my family from viruses and nasty illness.
I diffuse this blend daily as well as make my own hand and surface sanitizing spray. It’s seriously the best!
Primary Benefits 🌿Supports healthy immune and respiratory function 🌿Protects against environmental threats 🌿Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses 🌿Promotes healthy circulation 🌿Energizing and uplifting aroma
My favorites: 💧On Guard essential oil (topically and diffusing) 💧beadlets (beadlets are small beads that contain 1/4 drop of oil–great for freshening the breath and on the go immune support) 💧throat lozenges 💧toothpaste 💧softgels (these contain OG plus oregano and melissa which are powerhouse immunity oils–only take these at onset or while sick or for a boost of prevention, such as flying) 💧hand spray.
As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.
doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.
Stock up on this amazing immune supporting blend! Want to know more about essential oils? Check out this gorgeous ebook!
Your sense of smell is much more accurate than any of your other senses. Your ability to smell comes from sensory cells called Olfactory Sensory Neurons, found in a small patch of tissue very high in your nose. Those cells connect to your brain.
Each of those sensory neurons has one odor receptor – and molecules released by substances around us stimulate these receptors. Once your neurons detect your molecules, they send messages to your limbic lobe of your brain.
Our sense of smell is 10,000 more sensitive than our other senses. Scent travels faster to the brain with smell than it does with sight, or even sound.
The limbic lobe is a group of brain structures that is below the cortex of the brain – it includes the amygdala and the hippocampus. Your limbic lobe (system of brain structures) is directly connected to the parts of your brain that control many aspects of your body – hormone levels, stress, memory, breathing, heart rate, and more.
The only way to stimulate the emotional brain is through your sense of smell – which is one of the reasons why Essential Oils can work so incredibly well. Feelings of depression, fear, anger, happiness, joy and even anxiety all originate from the limbic lobe of the brain.
Essential Oils can help alleviate symptoms at a cellular level through their therapeutic properties–because that stimulation of hormones and chemicals can drastically affect physiology and behavior.
Essential Oils can be stimulating (Peppermint), calming (Lavender), sedative (Cedarwood), balancing (Frankincense, and so much more.
My Top Five for Emotions:
💧Roman Chamomile: Helps support feelings of peace, love and acceptance.
💧Cedarwood: Helps support healthy focus and encouragement while also grounding.
💧Lavender: Helps support relaxation and calming. This one also helps with communicating feelings.
💧Bergamot: Uplifting and will help support healthy confidence levels. This one also helping foster self love and self worth.
💧Frankincense: Powerful cleanser of the spirit – grounding and can help during times of negativity.