Do emotions😃😶😭😱😫😡 rule your world....or perhaps you have a handle on yours.🙌. All of us know people whose lives have been altered because of their wayward emotions. Untethered emotions can derail a life course just as easily as a major physical illness.
Y'all, we simply cannot separate mind, body, and spirit into separate compartments and call it good. Western medicine has failed miserably by approaching health in this way.
Would you like to learn more about emotions and tools to help navigate them? Please join us for this online event😘!
(Comment below to be added to the event)
Happy Independence Day weekend friends!❤🇺🇸❤
Total health isn't only about the physical body. The more I study and learn, the more I see the enormous unaddressed gaps in Western medicine. Mind, body, spirit, community, (and in my opinion, having full faith in Jesus ) are all necessary for a life that is full of peace, health, and joy filled.
I realized about halfway thru my pharmacy career (of 30 years) that pharmacy would bring a solid paycheck but would not bring me peace, health, or joy. The stress and the hours and the speed and accuracy with which you are pressured to work is grueling (there are very few healthy pharmacists out there). Even more importantly, I had come to realize that what truly brings health (mind, body, spirit alignment) would never come from a pill. The problem tho, was this, how do you leave that which doesn't serve you.... whatever THAT is?
You find what DOES serve you..... what makes your heart sing..... what brings you joy and peace, and then you pursue it, even if it means only 10 minutes a day..... you make it happen. Baby steps. 👣 Gradually, you invest more time and effort because THIS (whatever your "THIS " is for you) fuels your fire..... it might just become your blueprint for an exit strategy to leaving that which no longer serves you 😘.
This is what personal growth and development looks and feels like. A constant honing and awareness off correcting course. We only get one life to live, and it is honoring to God to live it fully using our gifts to help others and also to carry joy in our hearts always.
If you feel stuck somewhere in life, I encourage you to think on this. "Stuckness" will eventually affect your health in ways you'd never imagine 😔. If you'd like to chat a bit, find a mentor who radiates joy! I can pretty much guarantee they would be happy to talk to you and share their story. One of the reasons I love Young Living so much is because they serve a community of passionate people who have realized that freedom has many facets and they all involve, .....as the Declaration of Independence so beautifully states..... the God given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (tho I much prefer to say the acquisition of joy!❤🙏) .
Have a beautiful July 4th weekend! 🇺🇸
Good morning and Happy June! Can you believe we are already almost half way thru 2021? 😍
I'm excited to see these June freebies personally, and here's why...
300 PV tier
Retail value: $185.53
Peace & Calming essential oil blend, 15 ml
• We just added two new large rescue pups (teenagers really) to our farm crew, which changes the pack dynamics on our farm. ALWAYS, the goal is to have zero skirmishes within our dog pack of 6, so we use ALL the tools and skillsets to make sure this doesn't happen. Diffusing Peace & Calming friends.... and applying to to their collars and ears. I've been told this works nicely on kiddos too 😍, and I know it works well on we adults too!
The blue tansy in Peace and Calming just makes everything better! Hint: blue oils are great for skin and emotions!
250 PV tier
Retail value: $91.78
Aroma Siez essential oil blend, 15 ml
• When it's not raining (we've had a FLOOD here.... like almost nonstop for a month), I'm out in the garden pulling weeds like a crazy woman. 👩🌾 If you've ever pulled weeds by hand for 4 hours straight, you'll know how important Aroma Siez is to your muscles!
190 PV tier
Retail value: $47.37
Citronella essential oil, 15 ml
We've been using those nontoxic mosquito dunks like crazy in an effort to keep the mosquito population down out here, but frankly, there aren't enough mosquito dunks in the world to address the amount of standing water we've had, so the mosquitos are literally taking over the universe (in our area anyway). Solution? Become a walking diffuser!
Make a DIY outdoor spray blend of Citronella with oils like Rosemary, Tea Tree, Myrtle, Clove, or Lemongrass and spritz it on clothing as needed.
(pro tip: I also put a couple of drops of lemongrass vitality in a capsule and take it twice a day especially during summer months)
You could also add a drop or two of Citronella to your YL Sunscreen and solve two problems at once with application!
Bonus Essential Rewards: Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil, 15 ml
Lung health! ...... do your research friends. Good stuff!
• I totally equate Eucalyptus (and rosemary and lavender) with a spa day (a rare rare luxury)...... make yourself a mixture of these three and add to your dryer balls or make a spritz bottle for your pillow. You'll breathe easier and life will feel that much better wrapped in healthy goodness!
And as always...... free shipping with any order greater than 100 PV.
Have a beautiful day!!
www.goodmedicine.info (ready to experience the good stuff, and receive quality education [not seen here] for free? Let's chat!)
by Stephanie Gregory
Who needs to relax, recenter, or basically just chill out?
Haley Jensen, Senior Manager of Young Livings’ Global Training and Development shows us how to not remain victims of our own lack of self-care. We can learn to control how we respond to stress.
There are practical tools to help you align yourself, reconnect with your body, your mind,and your spirit. Incorporating essential oils into these practices creates a synergistic effect.
#1. Conduct Daily Check-ins in your own sacred space!
What do I need to lean into? Say “no” to? Spend my time? What do I need to nourish? Evaluate your body, your mind, your emotions.
Sacred Frankincense Grounding Sacred Mountain (bottom of your feet, back of your neck, or diffuse)
Reflecting on your goals... Envision
Alignment or clarity... Cedarwood
Joy and togetherness... Joy
Strength & security... White Angelica
Motivation... Motivation, Awaken, or Envision
Passion... Ylang Ylang
Positive mindset... Lemon, Citrus Fresh
Positive energy shift... Abundance
#2 Meditating allows you to gain perspective and focus in the present, increases self-awareness, and decreases negative emotions. Depending on what you meditate upon, it changes and rewires your brain. Sit & Breath - align yourself with your values.
Oils to use to enhance your meditation practice:
Northern Lights Black Spruce
Peace & Calming
Cedarwood (especially if you are feeling scattered)
#3 Bring positivity! Smile!
This simple practice releases a cocktail of neuropeptides like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. Smiling for just 20 seconds will also raise your frequency!
Essential oils for positive vibes:
#4 Clean up your environment from negative emotions!
Feelings Kit will help you keep your positive mindset and discard the negative.
For a serious reset use Release or Palo Santo on fingertips of your pointer finger and draw them from your forehead up over the top of your head, down through the back of your neck and out to the tops of your shoulders. Follow with White Angelica.
#5 Gratitude! Gratitude releases dopamine. Our brains can only focus on one thing at a time, so thinking about things for which to be grateful is a way to train your brain to look for good things.
Write a love letter to yourself with everything good about you! A gratitude journal is a wonderful way to worship our Creator too!
Gratitude essential oil blend or pick your favorite essential oil to help you think of more beautiful moments.
#6 Daily Movement! Just 30 minutes will increase your energy and help you process all the things.
*Exercise will increase: your endorphins, mood, oxygen, immune system, self-confidence
*Exercise will improve your sleep, digestion and connection with your body.
To optimize those workouts by relieving the sore muscles:
CBD Muscle Rub (you can pair with: PanAway, Camphor, Clove, Helichrysum, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, or Wintergreen)
OTC Pain Relief Cream
🔥 Remember, an empty lantern offers no light!
Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly!
Someone here needs to hear this good word from my friend Jen Weir. She is the bomb with both words and knowledge!
Know what else is the bomb? The essential oil Kunzea. Have you tried it? If you have a bottle of it at home, but haven't used it, you may find you have a hidden treasure after reading Jen's words.
Can we talk about energy for a moment? Or, a lot of moments...
According to Mr. Einstein, everything is energy. Yet in many circles, particularly those of the more faith based nature, we shy away from energetics, deeming it woo woo, weird or, gasp, of the devil.
My soul, who do people think created energy?
enter exasperated eye roll....
Have you ever been so drawn to an oil but not sure why? Or better still, have you ever given yourself the space in your day to play with the oils, use something you've never tried or even, possibly dare open one that you've been saving for good? Hoarding is so 2020 you know.
Such was the case with me today and Kunzea. Remember her?
This precious oil was drawing me in, it literally jumped off the shelf and of course I began digging in.
The interesting part to this experience is that I have been asking the question- why won't my shoulder heal? To be totally transparent, I had struggled with severe pain for eight long years. Ever since my baby girl was in the NICU this pain has been unbearable at times. I don't talk about it because frankly drawing attention to dis ease is not my style. Yet today, I was done. Enough already.
Emotional releasing, yep, check.
Using CBD or any other pain essential oil blend, check check.
Prayed for healing, check check double check.
Short of smoking weed to numb it, I'd say I had done all the things.
End of rope officially reached.
Knowing what I do about energy I had to ask the question abotu why I was drawn to this seemingly obscure oil. There had to be a connection to needing this one today and this incessant pain.
One of Kunzea’s unique features is that it can diffuse and transform deep emotional pain, that has hardened in the body. Where there is pain in the body, there is always an emotion attached to the pain. Kunzea assists in releasing emotional pain and in transforming the immediate shock of accidents.
The emotional pain attached was the burdens others have heaped on my shoulders.
The opinions of this THE way, rather than simple A way. Can anyone else relate? Just me?
So, there's THE way to raise your people, not just A way.
There's THE way to hear from God, not A way.
There's THE (newest) way to eat, not A way.
There's THE (again, newest) way to build a MLM biz, not A way.
There's THE way to love your neighbor, not A way.
There's THE way to respond to blatant tyranny, not A way.
You guys feel me? It's heavy to even type all of this.
Let's just say my entire adult life has consisted of others telling me every way I am doing x,y,z wrong, and possibly, sinning.
Being type A, wanting to do it all correctly, yet having the personality of non compliance was beginning to take its toll. hence the shoulder and neck pain...
You see, this specific may not be your story, and I pray it's not. Yet some of you have pain, real physical pain that you take meds for, oils, weed, whatever your bandaid is. But healing is possible. It's emotional. 100% of the time, it's an emotion that has hardened itself in your body and needs to be chipped away. It won't happen overnight. Or I don't know, maybe it will. It's really anyone's guess.
But I can tell you, once I began to speak truth and stop believing other people's truth, my should started to loosen. It was literally the weirdest freakiest thing evah. But it's truth.
The cracking I heard when I stretch is at an all time minimum.
I've got a little more to go, a little more truth to tell myself, a little more business to do with Jesus and whole lot less business to do with other people's opinions. But I'm on my way- me, Jesus and a little oil called Kunzea.
Let me ask you, is there an oil you have been drawn to? Before this did you know that your body/energy is trying to tell you something?
Just try it. Emotion talk is my jam and not everyone's cup of tea. But I swear to you, not having physical pain feels so much better than having it. I mean, you do you. But I just thought you all should know.
It's not always easy, but it will always be worth it!
Did you know..... a deficiency in B vitamins has been linked to mood changes and depression. Vit B's are key ingredients when it comes to the body's ability to make mood enhancing chemicals (you may know them as serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine😉). If your diet is lacking, both physical and mental health may be affected.
If the upcoming winter months tend to be an emotionally darker time of year for you, make sure you are giving your body the tools it needs to keep your light bright and shining!😘
(Super B is item# 3240 when ordering)
Psst...... Hey there friend! I see you and your struggle between patience and frustration, perhaps even moving between anger at being cooped up and concern for the welfare of others. You are not alone in this. Hardly. Let's chat a bit, shall we? 😘
Springtime is the season of new and pent up energy bursting forth... it's that way in nature, and we humans also have that tendency.
Western medicine doesn't look that much at seasonal changes and how it affects your body (unless they are discussing seasonal allergies),.... but it is a core feature in Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM looks at the physical (what can be seen), and also the energy (that which might be blocked or sluggish). Too much blocked energy, and something physical will usually result. Free flowing energy results in a higher body frequency which results in a happier healthier you! #highfrequencyrules #bethelight
AT THE HEART OF THE SPRING SEASON FOR TCM ARE THE LIVER AND GALLBLADDER. THESE TWO ORGANS PLAY A TERRIBLY IMPORTANT ROLE IN DETOXIFICATION OF OUR BODY. WINTER WAS A TIME FOR STORING RESERVES.... AND SPRING IS OUR TIME FOR SHEDDING THE ACCUMULATED TOXINS THRU INCREASED MOVEMENT THAT TENDS TO COME MORE NATURALLY WITH LONGER DAYLIGHT HOURS AND A SUN THAT BECKONS US OUTDOORS..... and we need to be doing this!
Grab a bottle of Juvaflex or Helichrysum, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Basil, Rosemary, Frankincense, or Geranium and apply over the liver or use the vitality versions and add a drop or two to your water.
Movement is critical to all parts of the body... but in the Spring season, it's especially important to your liver. Exercise can be done anywhere... even in the comfort of your own home and neighborhood!
Grab a bottle of the amazing essential oil blend, Motivation, and go for a walk today. Your liver will thank you. Promise!
Failure to move makes blood sluggish, and accumulated toxins just don't have the opportunity to leave the body as they should.
Signs that you've maybe not incorporated enough movement in your life recently?
stress related digestive issues
chronic stress you can't seem to shake
an odd feeling of a "lump in the throat "
irritability, anger, or frustration
The liver is also the organ that holds stress. One of the best ways to help your liver emotionally is to practice expressing your feelings. Express... and then let go of them. Don't dwell on them unless they are positive ones! Holding on to your negative emotions ultimately will cause outward irritability, frustration and anger. One sign that you might be holding on to something is feeling like you have a lump in your throat (almost like the feeling you get in your throat right before you cry).
Remember.... different emotions live in different organs..... Anger is held in the liver. But for the "negative" emotion an organ holds, it also holds a good one too.... and we have the free choice to decide which one is going to be expressed. The "positive" emotion associated with the liver is compassion. ..... and ya'll... I'm thinking right about now.... our world could use a little less anger and a little more compassion.
If you are wanting to get rid of anger, first have some compassion on yourself. These are stressful times and stress feeds anger. Instead, try looking for ways to express compassion to get your liver energy flowing:
Offer to go shopping for someone who needs to avoid people due to a health concern.
Clean out your bookshelves and donate books or games to an assisted living community library.
Offer to walk someone's dog for them.
Share what you have with someone who has less than you do at this moment.
Call people to check on them... don't forget about your extroverted friends. They are probably climbing their curtains right about now 😉.
And finally..... seek out ways to nourish your liver... Lemon vitality oil in your water..... beets, broccoli, asparagus, and goji berries are all very helpful ways to support your liver.
Goji berries..... hmmm, where have we heard of those before? You probably have some in your house..... at least I HOPE you do. 😉... Goji berries are also known as wolfberries... and the best, healthiest ones in the world can be found in our NingXia Red! Who knew?
Love your liver, and show some compassion to yourself and to others. We're gonna make it thru this time alone together just fine. You'll see. 😘
Not sure about the science of TCM? If you are like me, you'll want proof. Go do some digging on your own... perhaps start here with a really interesting study: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/409568/
Post #1 / Corona Virus 101.... General housekeeping
(Please see the previous post for intro information)
😷 Let's get some info out here on the table... like it or not, everyone is a "prepper" to one degree or another. Unless, of course, you fly by the seat of your pants in every aspect of life.
❓Do you make sure you have gas in your car before going on a trip...... ✅
❓Do you keep food in your home for your next meal......✅
❓Have you run out recently and bought 3x's as much toilet paper as you normally buy?
........any of these things would mean that you, somewhere in your brain, have a bit of preparedness built into your psyche.
👉Here's the thing tho.... people, for whatever reason, think about gas, food, and toilet paper before their own health. And yet... if you don't have your health.... AND you don't have the things needed to remain healthy handy...... does anything else really matter? 🤔
👉Secondly.... Emotions….. If you run around thinking you’re going to catch something, your body is already accepting the advice that it’s going to.... and your immune system starts dropping (I know…. Crazy but true)..... Yet hundreds (if not thousands!) of studies show that believing something will happen (good or bad) definitely affects the outcome, even with your health…. This information is designed to put you in the right place emotionally. Pull on your oxygen mask and help yourself so you can help others! #thinkpositively
The emotion "fear" is addressed over 500 times in the Bible. We are told not to have a spirit of fear or timidity but of love and strength. If you are a believer, as I am.... I take our responsibility to "fear not" very seriously. #ifGodiswithuswhocanbeagainstus
👉When preparing what you need for your health, this is NOT the time to cut corners. (that would be like handing out flimsy paper plates from the Dollar store when you’re about to ask that plate to hold Thanksgiving🍗 dinner fixin’s…. Inadequate preparation could backfire on you if you are asking an inadequate product to do something it was never designed to do…. make sure what you are buying will work well under pressure. #KEYPOINT
👉 You’ll hear me refer to essential oils…. I only use Young Living.... precisely for the 🍗 dinner reason above. 👆 You’ll hear me mention some supplements. Unless otherwise stated… only YL. There are a few places where YL doesn’t yet stand in the gap, and so I’ve researched and come up with some brands that I trust and use. Never pick/use a synthetically sourced supplement…. It’s a flimsy paper plate.
👉 And finally, knowledge itself really doesn't matter IF IT'S NOT APPLIED...... so USE the knowledge you glean from this.
Now..... let's move on to some facts.
Winter Rest... Part II.
(Apologies for taking so long to get part II of my adrenal reset post out.... I've been taking my own advice and have been in Hawaii on a much needed business / vacation / relaxation time! 😉) #ThanksYL
Since you've slept a few moons since I posted Part I, here's the link to refer back to if needed:
I wrapped up talking about living a fear based lifestyle and how hard that is on the kidneys and adrenals. Fear can creep in to our life in insidious ways..... ways that we typically don't even recognize as a fear. What may that look like in any of our lives?.... and how can we learn to eliminate it?
🔥Trauma: In my own educational and healing journey, I've learned a great deal about the damaging effects of trauma based emotions. #yowza! It's a fascinating topic and frankly, if more people actually understood it, it would change the trajectory of both their life and their health. Trauma goes beyond the brain teaches our body (at a cellular level) that it must constantly be on guard and vigilant. This keeps us in a constant state of low grade "fight or flight" which I promise will not end well if not addressed. We MUST learn to slowly unwind, release your fear, find balance, and begin to heal.
👉 (If you'd like detailed help, please book a private session)
🔥Expectations: Do you feel like the earth may cease to spin on its axis if you don't meet your own personal expectations or other's expectations of you?
I exaggerated that slightly 😉, but truly.... a lot of stress comes from believing that everyone depends on you. It's lovely to feel needed.... but often, these are personal beliefs we heap onto our own shoulders, and not reality. At least for these winter months..... give it a trial run and step back a little from your own expectations and see if the world doesn't keep on spinning😘. #sayingthisinlovefriends
🔥With expectations comes Responsibility.... Lord have mercy, who doesn't have this?.... fianancial burdens, high stress work environments (don't get me started on that! Pharmacists were #3 in the suicide category for many years😳), family stressors.... the "sandwich generation" who takes care of both their kids AND their parents are particularly vulnerable.
Honestly, there's not always a great way to get out from under true responsibilities, but hopefully the tips below 👇will help decrease the stress / fear load on your adrenals.
Winter Rest is important..... vital really... to health. That said, the following tips can and should be used year round to maintain optimal health:
🌸 Sleep! If your body is calling for it..... do it! During the winter, make an effort to get an extra hour of sleep each night. (If sleep evades you, again.... feel free to private message me for some non drug tips and tricks). Our body does its greatest healing during deep sleep.
🌸Unplug. Next to sleep, I think this is perhaps the most important and simplest way to rest. If you were born before 1990 (just typing this makes me feel kinda old😂), you'll remember that there WAS life without cell phones and internet and we actually survived quite well. In fact.... we were a far healthier bunch of people than we are now as we are literally triggered each time our device dings or vibrates!
🌸 Stay in and don't allow yourself to get caught up in the rat race. Read a book, nap, or allow yourself time outside in nature to get grounded and recharged. Grounding is vital to our balance and well being.
🌸Say No. For some of us, this is a word that is underused to our own detriment. Once I learned to do this.... saying no gracefully, I realized how freeing it was. Life is too short to say yes to everything everyone asks of you. It is a learned skill..... but one you'll find of great value! #metoo
🌸Take a spa day or at least a "spa hour".... even if it's at home. Epsom salt baths with some calming therapeutic grade oils (like they do at the fancy places!) can be easily done at home at a fraction of the price. It will go a long way towards resetting your adrenals and cortisol levels. This isn't selfish time... it's called self care. You can't care for others well if you yourself are not well😘.
🌸Yoga, gentle stretching, and acupuncture or acupressure are all excellent aids for adrenal resets.
🌸Foods that help with adrenal resets: walnuts, cashews, clove, ginger, fish, shellfish, eggs (organic free range is best!), cranberries, blueberries, apples, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, and asparagus
🌸Adaptogenic herbs (plants that support the body's ability to accomodate varying physical and emotional stresses):
🌿Ashwagandha- this is an incredible herb for a variety of reasons, but for the topic at hand... it is very helpful in supporting healthy cortisol levels. Do a little Google search to learn more about this oddly named herb. My two favorite supplements that contain Ashwagandha are called Endogize (typically for women) and Powergize (typically for men).
Not herbal, but Vitamin D3☀️ (levels can drop significantly in the winter... get bloodwork to confirm. If you do not have insurance or a doctor, I can help you get inexpensive labwork done).
Omega 3 Fish oil🐟 ... but be warned.... much of what is available for sale is actually rancid and will only make the situation worse.... so best advice I would give you is to really know your supplement company well.😉
I hope this helps. I believe strongly that God gives us our experiences in life, good and bad, so that we can learn from them in order that we may use our life as a testimony and a map to help others. #payitforward
Looking back, I can see several points in my life where, by pushing myself beyond what the body is able to handle on a chronic stress daily basis , I could have very easily ended up a hot mess healthwise. I hear this phrase all the time.... "I'm not sure what happened. I was fine, and then all of a sudden I had all these health problems". See, here's the deal. The body is masterful at "running from the lion ".... but we can't run forever. And when "the lion" finally catches you....it doesn't just take a nibble.
Hugs and love, Liz
(I'm gonna go have a day on the beach now and continue my reset!☀️)
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!