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March ON!

In this newsletter;

▪ aligning with self & season
▪ spring cleanse w/ oils & deep green nutrition
▪ gather for healing in sacred space *(an invite to my home)
▪ upcoming events, class time changes
▪ love & inspiration!

As we move towards Spring Equinox and we feel the season bursting with creativity, beauty, color, scent, sensuality – let us too be inspired!

Let us find our natural equilibrium at this time as well. Welcome the wisdom of the light and the dark in balance.

When you bring what is hidden in the sub/unconscious into consciousness it is an act of healing.

As we move towards Equinox we are being healed and we are healing the world by awakening to and cleaning up our own personal stuff.

Sounds so simple but indeed to bring awareness and movement to the parts of our bodymind that we have ignored or not been connected to, the healing happens. Long held experiences become digested, stagnant energy becomes activated. We dive deeper, unafraid of darkness and mystery. We open to the challenges of renewal. We grow stronger, more awake, more aware of how we are showing up in the world, what we bring to it, what our purpose is, how we affect others, and thereby the power that we have to make the world a better place.

We do the deeper magick by doing that with intention and aligned living.

Clean house, come into alignment, allow life force energy to flow the way that nature intended.

Connect to your integral structure, the way that we were built and intended to move. This is humbling and opens us up to the wisdom and strength of the universe.

Succumb to what you are.

Rise into all that you are meant to be.

Root energetically into all that makes up who you are, all that has happened to you, in the world, in your lifetime or in your awareness. This is your wisdom.

Be with what is. Using the strength and wisdom of our past enables us to grow, to blossom, to open to a brighter, better, more open and compassionate future.

There is brilliance in the design of these brains and bodies. We honor that brilliance when we take time to align ourselves with its nature.

▪ Spring clean the body with a reflective, integrated yoga practice.
▪ Use pranayama to clean the energy body. Take a hike and breath in your nose, the breath spirals down deeper. Smell the damp earth and the blossoming of spring.

*Clear your mind by listening bird song and bees humming.

Do you have allergies? I’ve got a remedy for that! I have been delightfully blessed by diving deeper into essential oil and aromatherapy studies these past few years. I have many clients and family members that have been able to kick their allergy and asthma medications by using pure, organic, pharmaceutical grade essential oils by an amazing company that I represent.

The essential oil blessings to my life have been countless for health, for cooking, for emotional support and for pure sensual bliss! Please contact me if you are interested, I love to share these gifts of the earth.

The immune system can also be bogged down from bad dietary habits. Our energy can feel heavy when the body is trying to cleanse or heal itself, especially without external support. Our waistlines can get thick with sugar, wheat, alcohol and the like. Many people are actually living with low levels of inflammation in their bodies all of the time. Inflammation has been sourced as the root of most chronic pains and diseases.

The turn of seasons and the warmer days call us to clean house inside and out! It is time to cleanse!

Lavender Oil
What’s that smell?

If this is the first question your brain processes when you walk into work Monday morning, it’s usually because someone left their lunch in the fridge on Friday.

It’s also because most brains are hardwired to use your sense of smell to warn you of danger, help you determine if your food is edible, and find a mate.

Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first tool you think of to help boost your productivity and grow your business, but maybe it should be. Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are part of the limbic system and directly connect to the areas of the brain that process emotion and learning.

Smell this, not your left overs!

According to Lisa Evans, contributor for Entrepreneur, there are six specific scents that will help you be your be your best at work or anywhere.
1. Lemon.This scent promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious or run down. Lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body’s immune system and improving circulation.

2. Lavender.This essential oil has calming properties that help control emotional stress. Lavender has a soothing effect on nerves and can relieve nervous tension and depression as well as treat headaches and migraines.

3. Jasmine. Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but this oil is also commonly used as an anti-depressant because of its uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.

4. Rosemary. This is the perfect Monday morning pick-me-up. In addition to improving memory retention, rosemary has stimulating properties that fight physical exhaustion, headaches and mental fatigue. Rosemary can also be used topically to relieve muscular aches and pains.

5. Cinnamon. The stimulating properties in cinnamon can help fight mental fatigue and improve concentration and focus.

6. Peppermint. Try peppermint when brainstorming. An energy booster, this scent invigorates the mind, promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.

The best part about aromatherapy, is how easy it is to add it to your day.

You can still get the benefits of aromatherapy in a shared workspace without offending others. Just place a drop or two of an essential oil on a cotton ball and take a whiff when you need an energy boost. If you have a private office, add 1-6 drops to an electric diffuser or create a mister by adding a few drops of essential oils to a spray bottle filled with distilled water.

Or, for a group benefit, put a bowl of hot water with a few drops of essential oils in the middle of the table at your next brainstorming session.

Bringing Wellness to the Workplace

Creating a sense of balance at work can be challenging for any employer.

How does one foster loyalty yet stay competitive in our increasingly fast paced world?  One of the best ways to build a cohesive work environment is by investing in a solid wellness program – that people will actually use.  The research is adding up; when people are happy and healthy, so are the numbers.

Healthy Behaviors by Engagement

Gallup research previously found that employee engagement is positively correlated with better health — engaged workers are less likely to be obese and to have chronic diseases.

How can employers meet their broad wellness program objectives of attracting, retaining and engaging employees while helping employees to be healthier and more productive? And what about saving on health care costs? Both employees and employers have heightened and evolving expectations, so wellness programs need to be developed with a comprehensive, holistic mindset. With mounds of information and advice on developing these programs, it’s often overwhelming to sort through and apply the strategies and tactics that will have a positive impact for your organization.

Join this webcast presented by Jennifer Piliero February 9, 2016 to resuscitate your wellness program.

She will address concerns every HR manager is facing today and cover the following:

• Approaches to developing a culture of wellness
• Considerations when creating short and long term program goals
• Elements of a comprehensive wellness program
• Tactics and examples for promoting the program

This webcast cuts through the confusion and offers four basic elements that can lead employers to a well-balanced program. With two-thirds of employers surveyed by Aon Hewitt wanting to increase employee participation in their wellness programs, the simple, yet effective, approach outlined in this webcast can help employers achieve this goal.

 

Learn more and register here:

http://www.hr.com/en/webcasts_events/webcasts/upcoming_webcasts/the-four-squares-of-a-well-balanced-wellness-progr_ijahfaqw.html

Receive Massage Fearlessly

Do you ever feel slightly terrified when you see your massage therapist?

Like there are some things you just can’t say out loud?  If so, you’re not alone.  The article linked below addresses a few of the more common questions and concerns you may have been too uncomfortable to bring up.

 

Six Unspoken Questions About Massage Therapy

Afraid to Ask? Get Your Answers Here
By Robert Chute
Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2008. Copyright 2008. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

You love massage. But you’d love it more if you had the answers to a few questions you’ve been shy about asking. Good news! This article will address those niggling questions you’d like to ask your massage therapist, but were afraid to ask.
I’m a bit uncomfortable taking everything off when I go for massage. Do I have to be completely naked to receive massage?
Some people go under the sheets without a stitch on, others wear underwear, and some people prefer to wear shorts, sweatpants, or even their regular street clothes. No, you don’t have to take off more clothes than you are comfortable with to receive massage. Talk to your therapist and he or she will adapt to your needs. Be aware that wearing more clothes can interfere with the use of certain techniques, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy receiving massage in casual clothes. Therapists won’t be able to use lotion and may be unable to work as deeply, but they can adapt to your comfort level and still deliver a satisfying massage experience.
For full article click below:

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http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/1489/Six-Unspoken-Questions-About-Massage-Therapy

At the end of the day, anything you’ve been worrying about is really just a barrier between you and a way better massage.  So, go on and schedule your next relaxing moment – fearlessly!
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