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Monday Magic: March 13, 2017

What next? The self care art journaling class I took last week got my wheels turning. The question was, if you could have your perfect day what would it look like. The instructor gave us a few prompts and we were to write down this perfect day, and anything that is keeping us from actualizing […]

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Rose Essential Oils Boost More than You Know

The rose is a well-known perennial flower representing love and friendship. Their stems are covered in thorns and their leaves are green and oval-shaped with sharp teeth on the edges. According to scientists, roses have been around for millions of years, and are now so popular they’re grown throughout much of Asia, Europe, Africa and […]

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Monday Magic: March 6, 2017

She Doesn’t Like Me About a year ago I sat behind a beautiful gray haired woman in a room full of fire, listening to inspiring words spoken by members of my community. In my hand were the few poems I had written over the last 6 months, my heart was pounding, the thought of walking […]

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Monday Magic: Feb. 20, 2017

Love The word we all want to feel, know and perhaps understand. The images of love swirl around in my head, connecting my intentions to my life. I love many different humans, deeply and unconditionally. At times this personality trait has been criticized and minimized. I never took notice, I just continued to love. I […]

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Monday Magic: Feb. 13, 2017

My Stuff Versus Your Stuff  What are you willing to do? How far will you go to protect your heart? How do we recognize patterns, energetic pulls that are showing up to teach use, guide us and push us? I have recently taken ownership of an unhealthy pattern. This pattern has driven me my entire life. […]

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Powerful Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a powerful plant frequently consumed as a spice, medicine or side. Commonly called ginger root, it’s the rhizome of a flowering plant that was first found in China. It’s scientific name is Zingiber officinale, and we typically use the stem of this plant that lives underneath the soil for our spices and medicines. […]

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Monday Magic: Feb. 6, 2017

The Stuff We are Made Of The grit we gain from being alive, our shell hardens, our expectations create walls, our pain shuts us down and closes us off. Or perhaps it will push you inward, perhaps it will give you the strength to let go of what no longer serves you, even if you […]

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Monday Magic: Jan. 30, 2017

Give and Take Have you noticed the nature of push and pull, the natural tides of life? You move in and out of the energetic pulse of life. It feels like a dance, the warmth of being pulled in feeling full with human connection, than spinning away in the beauty of self reflection. My deep […]

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Grapefruit Essential Oils

Grapefruit are scientifically known as Citrus Paradisi, are native to subtropical areas, and are known for their sour-yet-sweet taste that packs numerous health benefits and antioxidants. Like many other citrus fruits, grapefruit is not only eaten but is often converted into an essential oil for even more benefits. These large, orange-pink fruit grow from grapefruit […]

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Monday Magic: Jan. 23, 2017

Curious What would it take for a shift from expectation into curiosity? Not knowing and the excitement that follows, being curious, asking yourself questions, investigating your motives. Meeting your day as it is, right where you are. Feeling your way through each breath. My need to know, has slowly been replaced with the comfort of […]

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Monday Magic: Jan. 16, 2017

What is it? When I ask myself, what was my motivation, what was the reason? Was it timing, was it need or want? Can we look at our choices from the others’ perspective? I have found meaning and connection, I have found deep love. In an instant it is gone. Returning with a single breath. […]

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What You Need to Know About Patchouli

The Benefits of Patchouli Patchouli is leafy herb with long stems and an even longer history. This relative of the mint family is known to reach about two to three feet in height, and blossoms beautiful pale pink and white flowers in the late fall. This resilient plant is native to warm and wet regions […]

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Monday Magic: Jan. 9, 2017

Connection Have you ever been thinking about someone and then they call you? Have you not spoken to or seen a friend in months or years, but when you reconnect, it is as if no time has passed, stepping back in with ease? Heart energy is strong, love conquers all, as they say…. Choosing forgiveness, […]

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Monday Magic: Jan. 2, 2017

Love Letter The new year gives us an opportunity to begin again, to let go of what no longer serves us, to make clear intentions for the future. Moving forward in a mindful way, living more intentionally. Releasing past hurts, moving away from blame and judgment. Looking forward to new experiences, inspiration, and my favorite […]

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Eucalyptus for Our Health and Homes

Now we all know and love koala bears, but did you know that eucalyptus leaves are more than just great food for these cute, snuggly animals? The oils extracted from these native Australian tree leaves provide powerful medicinal properties whether applied directly or inhaled. However, the eucalyptus tree, formally know as the Tasmanian Blue Gum, […]

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Monday Magic: Dec. 26, 2016

Reflection Today as I reflect on the year while reading a message written last spring after my son moved to Arizona, the love of my life moved on a path that did not include me and I was questioning my life’s purpose. The journey within began. Looking deep inside, taking responsibility for my choices and […]

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Secrets of Sage

Sage is packed with numerous health benefits ranging from an antioxidant to a stimulant for mental health. Considered a “sister herb” to rosemary and a member of the mint family, sage is packed with numerous health benefits derived from the acids in its leaves. Formally known as salvia officinalis, it is a common evergreen shrub with a […]

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Monday Magic: Dec. 12, 2016

Judgment How can I know? Who am I to say I understand what it is like for you? This place where we stand, this line that we draw. I say my mind is open but often it is closed so tightly on a subject there is no room to breathe. The common thing about judgment […]

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Monday Magic: Dec. 5, 2016

Heart This is the purest form, the highest good, the center of life.   Our heart, if it has not been broken you are not alive, if you are not connected to it, the time to awaken is upon us.   Sit with it, listen to it, feel your heart mind guide you. You can […]

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Tea Tree Oils are a Great Antiseptic

Tea tree oil, native to Australia, is now widely used due to its powerful antiseptic properties. Tea Tree Oil is very useful – it can clean your kitchen and bathroom and clean cuts, sores and scrapes. People use it for a lot of things because of its powerful antiseptic properties. It is native to Australia, derived from the […]

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Monday Magic: Nov. 28, 2016

Silence Choosing to wait. Sitting alone in silence. Missing the connection in tandem with trying too hard. Overthinking, not knowing and sharing my deepest fear. Your sharp tone, not the words. Sparks my defense, my strength and my perseverance, all an expression rooted in the need to have your approval. Letting go of expectations, breaking […]

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The Daily Benefits of Adding Rosemary to Your Life

Rosemary is one of the most powerful herbs, offering health benefits ranging from an increase in memory to migraine relief. Rosmarinus officinalis, more commonly known as rosemary, is a woody herb widely utilized in cooking and as an essential oil. Native to the Mediterranean region, this evergreen plant now grows throughout moderate climates in Europe […]

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Monday Magic: Nov. 21, 2016

Thanks-Giving Looking back at all the blessings this year has laid at my feet, reflecting on the gift of grief, feeling gratitude, for the shift in perception and embracing new beginnings. Sharing this journey with my community, learning and growing. Connecting the small details of my daily life, to my breath. Understanding what thanks-giving means […]

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Frankincense Makes Sense for Health

Frankincense essential oils have numerous benefits to the mind, body and your general health including skin care and stress relief. The Benefits of Frankincense Since ancient times, our ancestors have been utilizing their natural resources to discover some of the most powerful remedies and medicines. Frankincense oil is no different, and is pulled from the […]

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Monday Magic: Nov. 14, 2016

I Can See Often what we see in others – the strength and courage, the kindness and compassion – we often overlook in ourselves. Humans are amazing, inspiring, beautiful, and at times blind. All of us have the ability to make a difference, all of us have personal power.  When I look at my community, I […]

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The Power of Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang, an oil derived from beautiful yellow star-shaped flowers, provides calming and mood-lifting effects while healing the body and supporting healthy skin and hair. What is The History Behind Ylang Ylang? If you’re looking for a fresh, powerful scent that boasts numerous physical and mental health benefits, look no further. Ylang Ylang, an oil […]

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Monday Magic: Nov. 7, 2016

What If The choices we make are ours alone. As much as I would like to blame others and deflect, I know I have to own it, and be accountable for my choices. When I really look at myself I realize, I created my life, I am responsible for how I feel, what I have […]

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Clove for Health, Clove for the Holiday

The clove spice is an old, traditional scent that has a grounding and calming effect when smelled. Something about the scent of citrus and cloves brings me back to my childhood for a walk down memory lane in the snow. Why? As a Christmas tradition every year in my house (and many others), we made […]

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Monday Magic Oct. 31, 2016

Gone Fishing Enjoying a day on the river fishing in Wyoming, listing to the water rush by as the fish jump. The sun starts to warm my body enough for my mind to wander. Fishing with my body and fishing in my mind – casting out my line, while pondering my future. Soaking up the […]

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Why We Love Mint: 9 Secrets that Benefit Your Health

The refreshing scent of its leaves offers more health benefits than you know. Mint is one of the most well-known herbs in history, and not without reason. The plant, scientifically known as Mentha, boasts numerous benefits including digestion assistance, weight loss, brain benefits and more. While most of us are familiar with the refreshing taste […]

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Monday Magic: Oct. 24, 2016

Crossing the River Personal experience, community interaction, and service work has opened me up to deeper meanings. At times I feel at a loss for words when experiencing life, embracing all of it while I step into the moment. Knowing myself better, taking the time to breathe and taking the time for silence, has allowed […]

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Monday Magic: Oct. 17, 2016

Growing Pains I have a dear friend who has committed so deeply to personal growth, that she has physically grown more than an inch. This growth has been the purest form of mind-body-spirt transformation, and I feel privileged to stand witness. Growing taller later in life is the ultimate growing pain. Expansion, growth, and a clearer […]

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The Month of Balance

October just has a way of asking for balance. With the cooler air and the beautiful change in the light, it is natural to shift into the creativity of autumn. Balancing the light and the dark, stepping into a new season, and realizing the importance of taking a breath. Often, our day–and our whole life–is […]

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Why We Love Lavender

Throughout time, Lavender has remained an anchor of the fragrance world because of its practical and medicinal properties. We’re all familiar with Lavender as we see it everywhere: from fragrant essential oils to calming teas, to salad garnishments. But did you know the flowering plant has many medicinal uses for treating ailments such as: insomnia, eczema, […]

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Monday Magic: Sept. 19, 2016

The beginning is always an ending of something. Today marks the beginning of our “Monday Magic” – a short message inspired by you and all the other humans we span time with. The desire to connect with my highest good has been ongoing for my entire life. Searching for a meaningful use of my gifts, […]

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Monday Magic: Sept. 1, 2016

September and the Passing of Time by: anonymous September has arrived. On the 22nd, the Autumnal Equinox occurs, which means days are getting shorter, nights longer, and we are halfway between Summer and Winter. It is so easy to get caught up in the passing of time. However, I know the Truth of who I am. […]

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Monday Magic: June 12, 2017

Open The moments of clarity that move you forward that push you to expand, that painful yet healing breath. Life has a way of showing up in a familiar way. Energies attracted to us show up again and again bringing the same lessons. We can choose. We can take conscious action allowing an opening for […]

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Monday Magic: May 22, 2017

I am a little salty. I am experiencing an abundance of anger these days—an emotion I have denied most of my adult life, embracing anger and the freedom it fosters. Continual internalization of a genuine response can push one up against a wall. My inability to allow anger to flow naturally has caused deep resentment, […]

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Monday Magic: April 3, 2017

The Wave I love the saying we are all waves in the ocean of life. It puts into perspective how connected we all are. I grew up on the west coast and spent my childhood summers at Pismo beach. The days at the beach with my family are my most treasured childhood memories. I would […]

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The Power of Hibiscus Flower

In today’s world, hibiscus flowers are usually the sign of an impending luau, but for generations they have served as so much more. Hibiscus is a bushy plant with vibrant colored flowers, ranging from white to some of the most vibrant oranges. However, the native color of this plant is red. First recorded growing in […]

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Monday Magic: March 27, 2017

Guidance  Life is filled with distractions, moments that blur our emotions, or pull us away from who we are meant to be. The past few days I have done my best to acknowledge the past, be mindful of where I was one year ago and share my gratitude with my community for supporting me and […]

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Kava Kava Herb Explained

The Secrets of Kava Kava The kava kava herb is made from the root or stump of a plant, native to the South Pacific Islands. A relative of the pepper family, kava kava (or simply, kava), is a large shrub known to grown in marshy wet areas. The large, heart-shaped leaves of this plant are […]

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Monday Magic: March 20, 2017

Dream How would it feel to wake up and realize all your dreams are coming true? Could you sit with that possibility, that moment of profound realization, the wow I am truly living the life of my dreams.   Can we comprehend this dream coming true moment, or will it pass us by because we […]

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