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Putting Things in Present Perspective with Patchouli Essential Oil

Healing occurs best when the mind is calm. If a person is fearful or anxious, it may be difficult for medicine to work effectively. Soothing a mother in active labor was one of my favorite opportunities to use the gifts I learned as a nurse midwife. Women who previously have had difficult births or who … Continue reading Putting Things in Present Perspective with Patchouli Essential Oil

Servant Archetype And Essential Oils

In the unlikely event of cabin decompression…. Working nights as new registered nurse on a 43-bed medical-surgical floor, I believed I was obligated to constantly be the servant of the sick. I had a duty to be responsible, dependable and flexible always. At this stage of my life, I was unaware how powerful the negative … Continue reading Servant Archetype And Essential Oils

Warrior vs Worrier Using Essential Oils

When my son travels 150 miles to and from his college apartment, I would worry. Is he going to run out of gas, is the weather going to cooperate, will another driver hit him, is he going to get a flat tire, will he fall asleep at the wheel if he is tired? To cope, … Continue reading Warrior vs Worrier Using Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be Companions to Help Us Slow Down

As I followed the fresh paw prints on my nice clean floor, my anger was building. They lead to a sleeping cat sprawled out on freshly torn holiday wrapping paper. Robin, my 16-year-old cat, calmly laid there looking at me as if nothing was wrong, claiming all the ribbons and wrappings as her own. In … Continue reading Essential Oils can be Companions to Help Us Slow Down

Essential Oils and Sensitive Souls

“Get a thicker skin.”, “Stop being so sensitive.”, “Why do you cry during sad movies? It’s only a movie, it’s not real!".  All these negative messages affect the brain and may alter thinking patterns in a sensitive human being. Sensitive people, those with emotional intelligence, can be taught by one of their tribes that there … Continue reading Essential Oils and Sensitive Souls