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Switch the Witch

By on May 13, 2015 in One a Day, Post a Day 2015, Society at Large | 0 comments

I was at a class, and one gal started passing this one around. She called it “Switch the Witch.” I accidentally call it “Stitch the Witch” on occasion. The soft sweet smell, and the announcement of the name, and suddenly everyone’s mood was lighter. So, now, I try to use it when starting meetings. Announcing the name of the blend, and passing it around. Have you tried an oil blend like this? What is your experience? Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

I am an emotional eater

By on May 12, 2015 in Food, Health, One a Day, Post a Day 2015, Relationships, Society at Large, The Balancing Act, The Business Side | 0 comments

When I started the Whole 30, I started it as an experiment with my body. I started it to see if there was any reactions to food that I could weed out. I didn’t start the Whole 30 to see how I used food to confront emotions. In the third week of the challenge – the second week of March – I had a terrible day, and then week, at work. And, in that week, my emotional eating was crystalized. I had a bad day at work. One bad day turned into a terrible week. I’d like to get into the details, but it’s too personal and too close. I’ve gotten congratulations and compliments on this thread of personal posts, but previous emotional confessions have happened so long ago that there has been time for healing. That is, the emotional incident occurred so long ago that I’ve had time to make sense of the emotions, so sharing the feelings is cathartic and...

Last week in photos

By on May 11, 2015 in Last Week's Photo Review, One a Day, Post a Day 2015, Society at Large | 0 comments

The Reading List

By on May 8, 2015 in Society at Large, The Reading List | 0 comments

What have you been reading the last two weeks? On my list are some things like: Continuing to plug away at Enneagrams Looking at world Urban Renewal policies of the 80s How where you grew up affects your chances of future income Assessing ways to refine grammar Reviewing why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo How women are reframing online harassment Tesla’s new battery A reminder about consent And so much more! What sticks out in your mind as news of the last bit? Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

More on youngin’ emotional identification

By on May 7, 2015 in Family, Health, Motherhood, One a Day, Parenting, Post a Day 2015, Society at Large, The Balancing Act | 0 comments

Using oils to help my son isn’t something new. I started applying them on me and Levi as soon as I got my first package. What is surprising, though, is how often I use them in conjunction with helping him find emotion. He got in trouble, again, at school. Sure, part is the age, but part — why can’t he just remember? Then, I have to consider. It’s taken me how long to learn to identify and name my emotions? And, he is only eight years old? I must give this young one at least a grain of salt. This particular week, he had two days in a row where he was disrupting his class in some way. His teacher purposefully addresses the outcome that wasn’t met to incite a conversations with parents or care givers. She marks off the one of four student-learning-expectations that were not followed. Often, though, our darling son “cannot remember” what happened....

Quote of the Day

By on May 6, 2015 in One a Day, Post a Day 2015 | 0 comments

Let us take our proper station;
We, the rising generation,
Let us stamp the age as ours!

– Mary Howitt

Essential Oils and Emotions

By on May 6, 2015 in One a Day, Post a Day 2015, Society at Large | 0 comments

Using oils to help release emotion? Why do I keep harping on this? Because I see, every day, how we hold our emotions in. How I hold my emotions in. How my son holds his emotions in. And, how that affects how we behave with others. So, let’s take a look at a deeper dive. Budget two hours watching for these two videos that talk about how essential oils can help us moderate our moods. Emotional Healing with doTERRA Essential Oils from Discover doTERRA on Vimeo. Here’s a website to talk more about how we can use essential oils with emotional healing. Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

No longer comfortably numb

By on May 5, 2015 in Health, Relationships, Society at Large, The Balancing Act | 0 comments

I needed permission to feel. And, I didn’t have it. I didn’t give it to myself. I didn’t think I could give it to myself. I felt conditioned to be stoic. I felt conditioned to not show emotion. I felt conditioned to put on a happy face and keep plugging through, while recognizing there are ebbs and flows to life. I simply chose not to react to them. Or so I thought. Flashing back to a scene long ago where I was in my apartment. My boyfriend was visiting, not saying much, smoking a cigarette at my dining table. I knew the relationship was ending. I played two songs that spoke to my emotional being, passively describing how I felt because I couldn’t vocalize the words. He picked up on what I was trying to tell him. I was trying to tell him I knew something changed, and I knew he no longer cared for me in the same way as when we got together. And, I knew he...

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