Managing our Moods with Essential Oil Blends

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi How often do we check our weather apps to see if we need a raincoat, gloves, or a cotton shirt? How often do we look at the radar before we start our day, and how often does that affect whether … Continue reading Managing our Moods with Essential Oil Blends

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

Nurturing with essential oils during emotional pain: The Victim archetype

Riding on the bus made me very anxious. Would it stop right in front of my home, or would it miss my stop and ride on? I wasn’t sure the bus driver even knew where to stop. After all, I was afraid to walk too far next to the big road that ran by my … Continue reading Nurturing with essential oils during emotional pain: The Victim archetype