Embracing Wisdom

Life, food, wellness and love

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Essential Oil Chakra Blends 

I am so excited to be putting these together! I had to cleanse and charge the crystals before mindfully putting them into each chakra blend. I meditated and put so much good vibes and love into each bottle. Keeping our chakras open and balanced is critical for the overall health of our mind, body and spirit.  Using gemstone and plant vibrations that resonate with our energy centers, along with affirmations,  is a beautiful way to begin to find harmony.  

•Root: black tourmaline; cypress, sandalwood, balance, vetiver and cedarwood. I AM.

•Sacral: carnelian; clary sage, patchouli, bergamot,  ylang and wild orange I FEEL.

•Solar plexus: citrine; cinnamon, coriander, ginger, clove, and peppermint. I DO.  

•Heart: rose quartz; lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper and sandalwood I LOVE.

•Throat: sodalite; bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and lavender. I SPEAK.

•3rd eye: amethyst; cedarwood, lemongrass, frankincense, marjoram, sandalwood. I SEE. 

 •Crown: quartz crystal; frankincense, myrrh, Roman chamomile, lavender and rosemary. I UNDERSTAND. 

*Also each blend has a clear quartz crystal inside to amplify the crystals chosen in each blend. 

Message me if you would like to purchase a set of these love filled blends. 


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May I 

May I find within my shadow what needs to be shed and allow it to shed. 

May I have the grace to loosen my grip on the aspects of my daily life that impede my peace. 

May I find the forgiveness for others that I wish upon for myself. 

May I let go of what is holding me back and keeping me from what I am worth. 

May I be the light that I am and not hide in the dark corners of life. 

May I release the old to make room for the new. 

May I find the clarity to embrace what is and let go of what was. 

May I surrender, and in doing that, be free. 

May I be beautiful in the process of letting go.

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Having the time and space to be deliberate with my planning has filled my soul with happiness. So often I have a general plan to my months teaching and then each week I dive in a bit further to the lesson, but since I strive to be flexible, I have learned to also go with the flow as life shows up. 
So far, I have a great chakra series planned for November- December where we will explore gemstones, essential oils, affirmations and chakras. First though is October and it is going to be an extraordinary month of revealing our truths by removing any masks that we think we need to hide behind. 
Planning is an incredibly important tool and one I look forward to. I’m curious how you plan? Is it daily? Weekly? Monthly? 

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DIY beard oil

Have a man in your life with a hairy face? 

I sure do! I’m making a few of these up for my son. I buy my bottles on amazon, but as always recycling old cologne bottles or other small glass containers is good too. 
The blend below is both woodsy and spicy. For a more earthy aroma use vetiver, patchouli and spikenard. Or mix and match, you can’t go wrong. 
1oz glass bottle 

💧5 drops melaleuca 

💧3 drops white fir or Siberian fir

💧3 drops black pepper (or other spicy oil)

💧2 drops peppermint 

💧2 drops cypress or cedarwood

💧top off with fractionated coconut oil

Apply to beard for conditioning and great smell!

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It’s Really About the Nutrition 

I’m on my third hip surgery recovery in just fifteen months. The same hip has never healed and the tissue has continued to break down, resulting in some pretty awful pain and limitation over the last three years. My last surgery used tissue donated from a cadaver and should elimate pain. 

Having once been a woman who weighed over two hundred pounds,  my first thoughts when I injured my hip were not how would I recover, but instead, would I gain back all the weight. I think I feared that because our world puts so much value on exercise, and I was right there with the common mentality. Unfortunately living  this idea of more is better, I actually was hurting my body rather than helping it. Extreme exercise habits and over use were what caused my tissue to basically break down. 

I am happy to say that just two and a half weeks into my third recovery, I have not gained an ounce of weight and in fact, have lost some over the last two years. I believe this is because I have become more aware and even more mindful of what I am eating. I’ve deliberately chosen foods that I know will assist my body in healing by keeping inflammation down and healthy nutrients up. 

A typical day for me includes tons of healthy fats through bulletproof coffee, coconut oil and avocados coupled with lean proteins and vegetables. I limit my fruits and sugars and avoid grains (unless it is sushi night). 

My movement has gone from one hundred mile bike rides and eight mile runs to a leisurely walk and some stretching. Prior to surgery, and between teaching my many adaptive yoga classes each week, I taught a Pilates class to typical people once a week and would grab a swim if I could. 

Seriously,  my movement and exercise has been 5% of what it used to be and I am leaner and stronger than ever. Why? 

Nutrition. Simple. What goes in matters. 

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Sink Scrub 

Over the last year or so I have revamped most of my toxic load in and out of my body. This includes cleaning products. 

I use essential oils and good ol’ vinegar for so many cleaning jobs but I recently made this sink scrub and  I love it! 

For sparkling clean sinks, tubs and counters, mix drops of Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Wild Orange essential oils with baking soda and enough water to make a paste. I used 2 cups baking soda and 10 drops lemon and 10 drops peppermint. I filled the paste into a wide mouth mason jar for wash scooping. 

Scoop out cleanser with your hand as needed, and scrub and wipe down as usual—a soft scrubbing brush works great!

If you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them in everyday wellness, just shoot me a message! 

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New Offering

I am thrilled to announce that I am now offering SKYPE sessions!  This is especially amazing for those who cannot access a traditional setting.

How awesome is this?

Contact me for rates and free trial class!