aryuveda, essential oils, transcendental meditation, Uncategorized, wellness

Re-Entry

Native plants

I wrote about my idyllic time at the Raj at the beginning of last month, for which I am extremely grateful. Now it is time for my blog to catch up to real life… I learned all of these great techniques and now I am trying to implement them in my own crazy, hectic life. No one is cooking for me, making my bed, massaging oils on me, checking on my meditations. (Well, Amy kindly calls to check on me, and it is great having my mom to check-in with regarding all of this too.) But you get my point–life post-Raj is much more scattered, frenzied, and un-Zen.

In the end, I decided I was trying to implement too many life-changes at once. Yes, ideally, I would be waking at 6am for tongue scraping, oil pulling, nasya, garshan, abhyanga, shower, sun salutations, pranayam, and meditation. All before I prepare and eat my barley flakes with fresh fruit and tea. But somehow, this was not happening… So I modified it to garshan/abhyanga/shower every other day with salutations… Which has somehow turned into hey-I-brushed-my-teeth and have-taken-a-shower-in-the-last-three-days I’m good to go!

I want to get back on track though. I need to get “back on track”. Each of the self-care steps I outlined (along with daily NingXia Red, essential oils, a second meditation, and clean eating) make me feel better. Who doesn’t want to feel better?! So the battle of the old, entrenched habits against the new, healthier habits wages on. Sugar & Screen Time are currently in the lead; but I have hope that Meditation, Aryuveda, & Essential Oils will still come out triumphant in the end.

 

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essential oils, Uncategorized, wellness

NingXia, Lavender, and Cypress Oh My!

June 2018 Essential Rewards Order

Two months ago I renewed my passion for essential oils. I love aromas. Herbaceous. Floral. Spicy. Citrus. I love them all. Give me essential oils and I’m like a kid in a candy shop–eyes wide, big smile!

Not only do they smell great, they have amazing therapeutic properties. I have so enjoyed learning more about what they can do. It’s empowering to be able to look up something I need support with and to find the oils that will help. Not only that, they’re so individualized, I can look up ways they can support my girls’ health, and even our dog, cat, and horse!

Pictured above is our June Young Living order. Most exciting is the NingXia Red. This stuff is amazing! As someone who used to hide the daily vitamins and supplements her well-meaning mom used to dole out. (Sorry, Mom!) It is amazing to find a supplement so rich in vitamins and minerals that tastes great.

You can see I purchased some bottle labels to help identify our growing oil collection. Veggie capsules are for taking oils internally. (See how grown up I am now?) The Carrotseed, Copaiba, Field, Fitness, and Jade Lemon on the left were my purchases. On the right the Citronella, Cypress, Lavender, Lemongrass, M-Grain, and Orange we received for FREE with our order!

I’m really trying to get more green at our house too. Recent changes: wool dryer balls (that I can put lovely smelling oils on!), stainless steel straws, and reusable sandwich bags. I am open to suggestion of other ways our family can be more earth-friendly. Please share your ideas in the comments!

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