Top 12 Herbs to Start your Apothecary

Top 12 Herbs to Start your Apothecary

January 28, 2020

If one of your new year goals revolves around health, then building an herbal pharmacy is a great way to empower it! The three most common ailments we get asked about are: Sleep, Digestion, and Immunity. I choose these 12 teas because, not only are they a good foundation for the start of your apothecary, but they can also can be blended to address all three ailments, making them very multi-functional. 

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Discovering the Science of Tranquility

Discovering the Science of Tranquility

January 28, 2020

If you saw my last two posts about Recharge and Awareness, then you'll know one more word remains in my self care journey. The one that is the hardest for me to master.


Tranquility


I will be the first one to tell you that I have the number one seat on the hot mess express, sitting next to a squirrel, all while trying to keep every hat on my head: 

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Grounding Yourself in the Present

Grounding Yourself in the Present

January 22, 2020

In my last post, I presented the question, "What is self care? And as a healer, how does a healer heal thyself?".

As I dug deep, the mantra that presented itself to me became Recharge, Awareness, and Tranquility, which I rolled into making scientific, aromatic blends to better capture the essence of those words.

After Recharge, the next word I tackled was awareness.

Being aware of your surroundings, being aware at work. 

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Self Care + Recharging

Self Care + Recharging

January 16, 2020

The last time I wrote, I was writing about my keyword being happiness. 

Last November, when I was in part one of my Advanced Practitioner Class in Tampa, at Atlantic Institute, we were asked a very particular question.

What is self care? And as a healer how does a healer heal thyself?

Being the ever attention seeking brown nosed student that I am, I raised my hand and said that I think self care can truly be attained by helping other people.

My teacher looked at me and just said one word...Nope.

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Individual Prescriptions and Finding Happiness

Individual Prescriptions and Finding Happiness

January 09, 2020

What I realized the last few weeks though, has nothing to do with how many hours I have, how decorated my wall is. How many clients I have...it’s all numbers. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in numbers that we forget, we forget what is important.

That the client’s need is important, not what blend you made for them. That your employees feel valued, even in the midst of hard trials and tribulations and not always what the bank account says. That numbers don’t fix everything or make everything right - that's a part of the dig deep. 

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My 10 Year Check-In 2020 Style

My 10 Year Check-In 2020 Style

January 02, 2020

This New Year will be 2020. Although because of the new decade, it tends to hold more value to many that other years, it holds a strange value to me. 

This is a check in year for me. See I was born in 1975, so every 5 and 0 year is what I had made a check in year for myself. Where are my goals, my dreams, my passions. Are they where they are supposed to be? If not, how do I fix them.

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Who Knew Scent Could Be So Subjective?

Who Knew Scent Could Be So Subjective?

October 24, 2019

A few days ago, Meredith, our registered clinical therapist and certified herbalist, was in her lab working on some new blends and had us gals sniffing samples and ranking our favorites.

When she waved one under my nose, that sparkle of excitement in her eyes dimmed as I made a face and turned my head away.


“What’s wrong?! This one is my favorite!”

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Aromatherapy, meet meal prep.

Aromatherapy, meet meal prep.

October 02, 2019

How can you make aromatherapy functional for your life? One reoccurring theme I've noticed among my clients and you is that most desire optimal health. Makes sense. We're always looking for something to make life easier, faster, healthier so we can enjoy those things that set our soul on fire. For me, this means meal prepping on the weekend so I have more time to focus on my family and I's health.

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Do you have good sleep hygiene?

Do you have good sleep hygiene?

July 31, 2019

We all know that sleep is important for so many reasons but did you know the following? Sleep can help you lose weight. The Canadian Medical Association Journal stated that the study they did in 2012 included this statement to be true.

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7 Reasons You Need a Registered Aromatherapist and Herbalist on Your Health Care Team

7 Reasons You Need a Registered Aromatherapist and Herbalist on Your Health Care Team

July 24, 2019

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Improving the health of your relationships with Functional Aromatherapy

Improving the health of your relationships with Functional Aromatherapy

July 22, 2019

The relational petal of Functional Aromatherapy is when we take a deep look at what our relationships are with ourselves and other people, and how they work for or against our health. 

The dictionary defines relational as concerning the way in which two or more people or things are connected.

In the US research shows:

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Why your current health care could be letting you down and how working with a registered aromatherapist can make a positive difference.

Why your current health care could be letting you down and how working with a registered aromatherapist can make a positive difference.

July 19, 2019

I have become fascinated, perhaps obsessed with the Health Care system in the United States today. It was something I had to learn for my everyday job of running my husband's medical practice, but that was paperwork.

I became obsessed when our health insurance went up 35% in one year. This was the year right before "Obamacare" came into play. You guys, I had GOOD insurance. I didn’t have to worry about anything. When they wanted to charge me more than my mortgage payment for it, I became obsessed.My husband and I own an alternative medical practice. We make our money from insurance companies. Patient come, pays their copay, and we file the charges and in two weeks to 6 months, we get paid. Simple. 

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