Release the Fear, Live in Love

I am truly grateful for this wee furry kitten. She came into our life last year at the perfect, and slightly unexpected time. What we once thought was an emotional month, losing our beloved Paisley cat and finding our Missy, January was nothing compared to what we braced for in March.

Missy continues to remind us daily the importance of patience. She has her daily routine and outside of that it can feel like 50 First Dates πŸ˜‚.

She is a sweet loving girl who will never ever have to live in fear again and will always be loved.

(Read that last sentence again…)

Kind of like each of us can… πŸ₯°

She is learning trust and love more and more each day, because we respect her and her need for space and tell her every day she is loved and her big brother would probably love her too πŸ˜‰

Although she spends most of her time downstairs, she ventures up at night, has acquainted herself with the bird, understands the pet order of the house and curiously is intrigued by daytime life upstairs.

A good kitty lesson about trust, love, living in alignment to release fear and choose love, regardless of what may have driven you to that fear in the past ! πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸ’«

A Few of My Fav’s | Mental Health

Mental health has become an important part of every day. πŸ₯° Especially in 2020 and even more last October. Feeling the feelings. Letting go of pressures of the to-do list and trusting in the process and Divine timing!

I’m really enjoying being into reading again. I may not be the fastest reader at the moment, but I enjoy the inspiration! Finishing “Think Like A Monk” and excited to dive into “Untamed”!Β  Using my oils so much more and letting my healing energy flow. A beautiful, relaxing evening, even with the power flickering! Sharing the gifts of healing energy, I introduced my husband to the benefits of tapping after his Reiki treatment!

Tonight’s diffuser blend for our home…
Lemongrass – Cleansing
Siberian Fir – Aging and Perspective
Green Mandarin – Pure Potential
Northern Escape

Sweet Dreams πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

#FriYaY #GoodNight #BookWorm #essentialoils #ouroilylife #oilsandenergy

Oils & Energy | Embrace the Shift

Happy Friday Reminder ✌πŸ₯°

From one empath to another, this has been a bit of a wild ride but it’s so worth it. Honestly, this last full moon, the energy was intense, extremely intense. There is major energy shifts happening for a lot of people, growth, facing past shadows and releasing pain. Allowing to feel the feelings and work through. Change can feel challenging, I get it, very much. But change can also be beautiful and a gift many of us didn’t perhaps know we needed.

After hearing whispers to get tapping again, I aligned with Jessica (@theessentialmind8) for a tapping workshop, something I honestly used to do a few years ago with Brad @tapwithbrad as I was amidst some massive growth progress in my life.

Oils and Energy fascinate me so much. Also why I went through the @doterraca Essential Oil Specialist training, my Reiki 1 & 2 and used EFT (tapping) to move energy and increase frequency.

After oiling up with a variety of oils, tapping with Jess Wednesday night and ensuring the diffuser was on, it was the first night in a very long time that I slept through the night. I woke and it was still dark, assuming it was 2 or 3am, as per normal, nope 5am!!!

That night after my workshop, I showered and then gave Jaz a Reiki treatment on his lower leg and ankle.

Last night, showered before bed, water I’ve found is spiritually so cleansing for me, especially to help reset my energy for sleep and the day ahead. Got the diffuser going and used the  Precious Florals as our bedtime oils for me and the kids. Tapped off and on last night freeing more energy from my shoulders. Honestly, Pain that had me crying last week, frustrated because I had to pause my work outs. So much pain I booked a chiro appt with the wonderful @brianne.odriscoll.dc and am really looking forward to my adjustment today.

But what I’ve been reminded of… alot of the time our physical pain we are feeling, IS related to our emotions. The pain that was feeling really bad on Wednesday, before the workshop, has lessened a LOT. Not only that but I fell asleep naturally shortly after 10pm and slept through until just before my alarm at 530am… my goal, wake before the alarm!

Oils in our diffuser last night… Air X, Cedarwood and Petitgrain. Ive been really loving this blend this week! Oils on me this morning, Rose, Tea Tree and Adaptiv!

The roller blend I created Wednesday to help with my shoulder tension/pain includes:

  • Copaiba – Unveiling
  • Frankincense – Truth
  • Deep Blue – Surrendering Pain
  • Birch – Support
  • Lemongrass – Cleansing

Check out these meanings… honestly check them out. These oils are all supportive for what I am dealing with physically and check out the emotional meanings! Yeah!!!

πŸ™β™₯️✌

The Downside of Being an Empath

Sometimes as an Empath we not only feel energy, really easy, we also live a very authentic, real, ethical life. Which can feel very challenging when you have dealings with people who clearly are not.

Working in business, I have found this to be one of my most challenging aspects of my “job” when people are less than truthful, straight up lie and hide behind entities that the government allows them to create… some over and over and over again.

As if I needed another reason to “hate” our government. They’ve given me another one and the very challenging thing about that, is I literally cannot talk about it, even though my actions are in the right and theirs are completely in the wrong.

I understand, as I work for our family business, I also take things to heart and I know there are times that I must distance myself and not. However this is challenging, taking people’s word and then being blatantly lied to and on top of that being told by the older man that he wouldn’t discuss this with the woman, only the man.

What is it honestly going to take in this world for equality and fairness? I ask this in a general sense. The government is currently trying to mandate all of these new “rules” many of which violate our constitutional rights as Canadian’s and yet so many people are just saying ok, the government says this so we must do it. When is the government going to actually care about their people, about their communities, their businesses and thus holding people responsible even if they try to hide behind a corporation.

This just simply isn’t just, it isn’t fair and this isn’t how I want to see my children and future grand children living in a world that this is simply allowed?

Honestly I wonder, why do I bother paying taxes?! Why do I bother being an honest, hard working individual when people can straight up lie and hide behind a numbered company and shield themselves from having to be the honest, stand up person that they are supposed to be. Why is it that they can get away with this, literally and yet if one of us personally didn’t pay something or do what they want us to do, they make our lives hard?

This does NOT make any sense to me and drives me even harder to stand up for what is right, because this simply is NOT! I may be one person but there has to be something that can be done to not allow this or to begin to dismantle this horribly broken system. Which clearly is long past due…

Honestly 99% of the people I deal with through my job, are amazing. They truly are. Super friendly, grateful and appreciative. Then there is the flip side that honestly, Ive realized the best thing I can do on those days, when I get home get in the shower, allow the water to literally cleanse and wash any residue of negative energy away.

Mourning Family | Still Living

As we approach Mothers Day 2021, I am reminded of last year. Easter, spent alone and then Mother’s Day. I remember going to our parents house and saying how much I did NOT care what the Government was saying what we could and couldn’t do. My husband, kids and I stopped to see my Mom and two Grama’s. Sadly, we lost my husbands mom just two months before our wedding back in 2004.

If you are new to my blog, Mother’s Day is significant not just for my own mother and mother in law’s appreciation and gratitude for them, but to acknowledge my own journey to become a mother after our own journey through infertility.

This weekend a family member sent out a Zoom Mothers Day Chat for a couple weeks on Mother’s Day. The emotions over the past week have been slightly intense with this super full moon moving in and last night it hit me. I honestly feel like I am mourning family members… who are still living.

This is the reality and sadness of this current situation that we cannot seem to escape from. The control the various government entities continue to pile onto us as individuals, couples, families, parents, children, is beyond. The expectations are futile.

Enough is enough.

People must be empowered with the responsibility of their own health. Because lets look at reality, what I do for my health – is FOR ME. What I do for my kids health, educates them and empowers them and – is FOR THEM. Education is a HUGE piece of healthcare in our home. Actions and consequences. For an illness that has affected far less people than Cancer or Heart Disease. Both of which is in both sides of our family.

These numbers are from the US and reported by the CDC.

Taking this information into consideration, what are some ways to help heart disease.

How to Prevent Heart Disease

What can I do to lower my risk of heart disease?

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce your chances of getting heart disease:

  • Control your blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. It is important to get your blood pressure checked regularly – at least once a year for most adults, and more often if you have high blood pressure. Take steps, including lifestyle changes, to prevent or control high blood pressure.
  • Keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels under control. High levels of cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack. Lifestyle changes and medicines (if needed) can lower your cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat in the blood. High levels of triglycerides may also raise the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in women.
  • Stay at a healthy weight. Being overweight or having obesity can increase your risk for heart disease. This is mostly because they are linked to other heart disease risk factors, including high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Controlling your weight can lower these risks.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium, and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. The DASH diet is an example of an eating plan that can help you to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, two things that can lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise has many benefits, including strengthening your heart and improving your circulation. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. All of these can lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Limit alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. It also adds extra calories, which may cause weight gain. Both of those raise your risk of heart disease. Men should have no more than two alcoholic drinks per day, and women should not have more than one.
  • Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking raises your blood pressure and puts you at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. If you do not smoke, do not start. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. You can talk with your health care provider for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
  • Manage stress. Stress is linked to heart disease in many ways. It can raise your blood pressure. Extreme stress can be a “trigger” for a heart attack. Also, some common ways of coping with stress, such as overeating, heavy drinking, and smoking, are bad for your heart. Some ways to help manage your stress include exercise, listening to music, focusing on something calm or peaceful, and meditating.
  • Manage diabetes. Having diabetes doubles your risk of diabetic heart disease. That is because over time, high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart and blood vessels. So, it is important to get tested for diabetes, and if you have it, to keep it under control.
  • Make sure that you get enough sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you raise your risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Those three things can raise your risk for heart disease. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Make sure that you have good sleep habits. If you have frequent sleep problems, contact your health care provider. One problem, sleep apnea, causes people to briefly stop breathing many times during sleep. This interferes with your ability to get a good rest and can raise your risk of heart disease. If you think you might have it, ask your doctor about having a sleep study. And if you do have sleep apnea, make sure that you get treatment for it.

Source – https://medlineplus.gov/howtopreventheartdisease.html

So interestingly enough, many of these points, also improve your immune function as well. Speaking from experience 100% but also,

Β Honestly, whats super concerning is the fear being injected into people through the mainstream media sources telling people how deadly this virus is and that if they see other people and do not stay home they could hurt or kill them… This fear being injected into children again and again…

Stop it.

Source – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

This information is from the CDC below:

Source – https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/datarequest/D8;jsessionid=1FF727188EA2DDE434A72AB87316

As someone who has experienced infertility myself, I KNOW the devasating effects to a woman’s mental health and as well a couple’s marriage and relationship. I would like to direct your attention to VAXX injuries that caused a “spontaneous abortion” (honestly not sure why its called abortion as the woman does not choose to miscarry… however):

ABORTION SPONTANEOUS860.10%
ANXIETY1,0091.17%
ARTHRALGIA5,3076.18%
is a symptom of injury, infection, illness (in particular arthritis), or an allergic reaction to medication
ASTHENIA3,5084.08%
BACK PAIN1,5651.82%
BELL’S PALSY2480.29%
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED1,2141.41%
BODY TEMPERATURE INCREASED1,6351.90%
CARDIAC ARREST3120.36%
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT4500.52%
The sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. A CVA is also referred to as a stroke. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected.
COVID-191,6571.93%
DEATH2,5582.98%

To see this information for yourself (which I highly recommend) please go to the link below. I searched only based on the Covid-19 Vaxx and did not separate age, gender etc.

Access WONDER data by completing and submitting a request page.

To access data for the requested resource please go to:
http://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html

Now keeping in mind the numbers from Canada, based on the current “active” cases in Canada – 84,313 by how many cases Canada has had (which also does not mean illnesses either…) which is 1,194,989 this equates to 0.070%.

Why do I highlight this…

Because MORE people, women specifically because men cannot have a miscarriage, than those affected by covid currently are being injured by this “solution” that the government is trying to force on everyone.

Personal choice 100% – one that if you feel this is the only way you will feel safe that is YOUR CHOICE. Just like its mine to choose to not have it.

… and now Trudeau is hinting at a VAXX passport to be able to travel, which haha how many of us were called “conspiracy theorists” when we said this last year. Sadly… as I seriously feel like I am mourning my living family, the government continues to push and push more and more control.

I actually had a very nice conversation with a customer today, who told me about their travel back from Mexico this spring and how they flew into Buffalo to avoid the isolation centers at the airport and opted to take a shuttle into Canada. I was happy to hear this service is available as it allows people to go to their home, as they should. He did also let me know that last week the “covid police” stopped in to “check on them” during their quarantine… even after multiple negative tests. He told me he and his wife were booked to get their shots today and then asked me if I booked mine, I politely told him no we weren’t going to be getting it (speaking for myself, husband and kids). He politely asked why, so I simply explained we have never chosen or needed to get the flu vaxx and we have shifted our lifestyle for our health. It was a beautiful conversation with mutual respect on both sides. Absolutely no hard feelings, no you should do this or that, real honest respect which I truly was grateful for!

People shouldn’t be mourning their living family members… they should be LIVING — EXPERIENCING LIFE, HAVING FUN, LAUGHING, HUGGING, TOGETHER!!!

Super Full Moon in Scorpio | April 26, 2021

As an empath, I feel the energy of my surroundings strongly. Especially working with others, whether in person, over the phone or email. There is an energetic exchange. Thankfully 99% of those exchanges are positive experiences, albeit still I truly see the benefits to solidifying a beautiful morning routine block to ground myself heading into the day.

This super full moon in scorpio is intense! I’ve been feeling the effects since last week, when I said a full moon had to be coming and sure enough!

I allowed myself grace and ease this weekend. Completely staying off social media on Sunday. I had a great day, for me. Even if that day also included a chunk of work, which was also highly productive. I rested, read, wrote, alot. Just went with the flow. Listened to some mentors.

I saw a great post on Insta from @girlandhermoon.

This is what stood out to me about this full moon!

Oils for this full moon experience:

In the diffuser.
Cedarwood – Community.
Air X – Making Way for Newness.
Petitgrain – Ancestry.

Step Into Nature

I knew on Friday that either a Full Moon or New Moon was coming up. The full moon is tomorrow. My energy has been slightly off. My body was physically tense and I gave myself permission to take the weekend ‘off’.

Exercising and daily movement of my body, honestly this is new to my routine. I am loving it. I am loving how I feel. I am loving how my clothes fit. I pulled something in my shoulder and I knew I needed to honor my body and allow grace and ease.

Yesterday, the spring weather was back. I am grateful I got out and captured some nature shots as this morning the temps dropped drastically and the dandelions were shriveled up!

A gorgeous bee in the dandelions yesterday. One reason I am purposeful about our spring clean up and not doing it too soon!

I spotted this dude in our back yard, I could hear the distinct buzzing sound and found him behind our shop. I managed to get this picture before he flew up, pretty much looked at me and then flew in the other direction. 2021 the year of space.

I do remember this feeling all to well. Change can feel hard, guilt feels so much worse. Its something for me to work on and trust that this IS going to work out for everyone’s best interest, eventually. I do truly pray for this.

As much as our lives haven’t drastically changed, we both work in what is classified by the government as “essential service” and we work with my family, they are our bubble and have been the entire time. However this has been a toll on every single person’s mental health. As I journaled last night, I decided how I would shape my day on Sunday, with ample time for relaxing, reading, writing, downloading my photos. Some dedicated me time. Something we are all craving right now. Me time alone but also with others. Nature, Fishing, Art, Photography… truly grateful they all complement each other. Giving my girl and I some subjects and shots.

Another social media break today, which hits me, why does it need to be a “break”. Sure its great to see what people are doing, I love it for the photos. Honestly I am such a visual person. But it doesn’t need to be near as much time as I was spending. This tends to be my go to as I begin feeling heavy, which last week was beginning to feel like that.

If you have been feeling slightly off, not sleeping right, appetite change, cravings, irritability, anxiousness, frustration, anger — there is no “normal” right now. Take a deep breath and FEEL the feelings. Allow yourself permission, cry, scream, write, run, walk, lift weights, sing, dance, whatever you need to do to help process and move them through. Even a 10 minute meditation can drastically calm the mind.

This evening, I pulled this card,

INNER EARTH – You’ll survive this. New solutions and beginnings. ❀

Enjoy this Sunday evening, however your heart fulls pulled to.

Lean In

My gratitude towards these oils grows every single day. I am reminded daily of the power of nature.

My husband’s ankle is still healing. Yes, still! I’m not the only one feeling this 6+ month journey. However, I do also know very well the power of the body to heal, which happens with time, patience and love πŸ₯°.

This week pulled me back. I know why, when he was home healing the kids were yo-yo’d in school and remote. It all began again this week, including my husband experiencing more pain. It’s been a freaking journey!!!

So, I leaned in. We all did actually. Lean in and FEEL the feelings. Just feel whatever you need to.
But also reach for what you know can assist in the shift. For us, for our family, these oils are pretty freaking incredible!

I love the Symphony of the Cells protocols. When my husband came home from the hospital, he had regular treatments by me that truly contributed to his healing. If I was totally honest, his skin thrived using Helichrysum, one of the oils in this protocol.Β  We switched to support his skin with oils vs iodine and were quite pleased with the results!

Last night, it was a family oil night. My husband had the full Inflammation Protocol. The kids and I had a condensed version. I’m loving even more that we decided to create a “dressing room” with space to use our new table. I’m loving this addition for our oil and Reiki treatments! I love the space now, and it’s no where near being finished yet πŸ˜‰.

Patience is a Virtue
Gratitude for this Life and my Loves

Honestly… what I want to share. Take the pictures. Enjoy the moment. Soak it in and take the photos. Even “little” things like this. It’s a part of life, it’s a part of our life that truly matters and is significant to our health. But most of all… as a photographer in the family, I’m missing the copious amounts of photos to look back on… I know I’m not the only one. 😭πŸ₯°

So enjoy these moments, feel the feelings and take the pictures ✌
Honor yourself, your feelings, your energy, your body.

As I slather more Aroma Touch and Deep Blue over my shoulder and neck… πŸ™β™₯️

Writing & Going Within

Ive always found peace and comfort in writing. My husband can attest to the fact that any trade shows we used to go to, I collected the pens and note books!

Last week, the first day of remote learning, for the 3rd time in 13 months. I was feeling the mom guilt hard care. Even though I was reassuring my daughter (who started yesterday and my son started Wednesday) that we weren’t going to stress about this. We are going to go with the flow and you will also benefit from some real hands on life learning as well!

I sat down before bed and wrote up my “ideal day”. My ideal work day and my ideal weekend day. First off putting a block of time for ME each morning. Helping to get it out on paper and plan my day out so that I can also be somewhat present but more so available if the kids need me.

That day’s horoscope…

VIRGO HOROSCOPE

APRIL 20, 2021 You could have a variety of conflicted emotions, which could make you feel like withdrawing from the world today. Taking the time to sort out what is going on inside of you may be a way for you to not only better understand how you feel, but it could also help you maintain a greater sense of inner harmony. Perhaps keeping a simple list of the emotions you have as they arise throughout the day can make it easier for you to see the patterns of your feelings as they occur. The physical process of putting your ideas down on paper today could give your mind something tangible to focus on. This, in turn, might enable you to sort out the emotions you really should bring your attention to in the present moment and those you can think about later.

Writing provides the perfect means for us to work through our feelings. If we try to organize our thoughts mentally, we might notice that things can get even more convoluted. Our minds have the tendency to jump from one idea or conclusion to the other. The act of writing, however, makes our thoughts more concrete, placing them in a form that shows what our inner self is trying to articulate and giving us something grounded in the physical reality of the present to focus on. By spending time reflecting on and noting how you feel and when you feel something noteworthy, you will create greater harmony and peace of mind for yourself today. (Source – DailyOM)

Control what’s within my control. Release what is not. Writing helps immensely to re-focus on what IS within my reach and what I need to release.

Also being conscious about using my oils. I KNOW they work for mental health, because I have felt it myself. Getting oils ON me and IN the diffuser.

This morning I used Amavi on my spine, In Tune down my neck. Jasmine on my jaw line. Rose and Helichrysum as a “deodorant” today and Magnolia on my wrists and arms.

Amavi – Balanced Masculine Energy
In Tune – Presence
Rose – Divine Love
Helichrysum – For Pain
Magnolia – Compassion

What is super interesting, well I find interesting is I am using the Rose and Helichrysum on my arm pits as I had a bit of a flare up. Not surprisingly as stress can do this to me, in a combination with any changes. Years ago I used those “pads” that you can “gently rub on your skin and remove excess hair”… let me save your time and agony, don’t do it! Its now become a very sensitive area of skin on my body and can flare up and get quite painful. Its almost as if an allergic reaction. I have been paying more attention to what is tied to this and will continue as I need to weed through some options. I also feel like I may have higher levels of Candida in my body, not alarming but noticeable. However I looked up in my Louise Hay Book – You Can Heal Your Life and found this…

Allergies – Who are you allergic to? Denying your own power?
Affirmation: The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.

Candida – Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding an untrusting in relationships. Great takers.
Affirmation: I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life. I love and appreciate myself and others.

Sleep

SLEEP! πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

Mama’s our hearts are being pulled in so many different directions right now. I remind myself to FEEL what I am feeling, not just move through it, possibly ignoring.

I came home after work, got my work out done and then remembered dinner… right that evening meal to plan each day πŸ˜‚.

Today felt awesome and skewed all at the same time. Officially both kids are back “in school”… online. Honestly, as we discussed as a family we will make the best of this and make it work. But the mom guilt is real. What helped is Monday night I sat down at bedtime and wrote out what IS within my control, my “ideal day” for the weekday and weekend. The importance of staying connected with the kids, but also allowing everyone their space. Cause lets face it, we do all need some space, time. To honor a better evening and morning routine. I know, I know this is not that sharing this video after 10pm πŸ˜–!

I pulled out the “big guns” for all of us tonight. I started the diffusers after my work out to provide a beautifully relaxing space for all of us!

Tonight’s blend intuitively selected and amazing for rest, relaxation and a beautiful night sleep!
Roman Chamomile – Spiritual Purpose
Frankincense – Truth
Vetiver – Centering and Descent
Cedarwood – Community
Citrus Bloom – New Beginnings

Speaking from experience, sleep is so important to be able to properly function during the day and ensure our health is top notch!

Vetiver is one I pull out when I know I need to slip into a deep sleep it’s so deeply relaxing and calming.

Some other helpful Sleep tips!