Vacation Reply 🌴

No appointments available this week (4/10-4/16)

I’ll be attending a friend’s wedding in VooDooNew Orleans and then taking a couple days to explore and relax through Wednesday night.

Upon my return to Chicago I’ll be attending the American Massage Therapist Association’s annual conference. While there, I’ll be learning some great new techniques that I’m already looking forward to sharing with you.

In the meantime, book your session with me for the week on April 17th before they’re all gone! 👉BOOK NOW

Essential Oil Spotlight : Davana

davanaDavana is an essential oil from India with a potent fruity aroma. The plant is leafy green, growing to about 16 inches tall and has tiny, puffy yellow flowers. The flowers are revered by the local peoples and used in religious and ceremonial offerings.

Ayurvedic healers have traditionally used Davana for women’s reproductive health from helping to normalize the menstrual cycle to easing menopausal symptoms.

Davan also does really well with calming the mind and easing anxiety when life rattles your cage. A few deep breaths of the diffuse oil will help soothe nerves, quiet your mind and calm strong emotions.

Davana is the featured EO for the months of April and May! Every client will receive a portable aromatherapy inhaler infused with this luscious oil.

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Three Tips to Quiet Your Mind

Three Tips to Quiet Your Mind 
If you are not extremely busy in today’s society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle:

Gratitude
11351163_10206828990466951_1840282642819684677_nIt is so easy to be upset when things don’t go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity. We can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.

Did you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone and anyone that will listen. It is in those exact moments that we need to focus on what we are grateful for, and that is how we can instantly change our perspective and attitude.

Keeping the focus on gratitude offers your mind something to smile about, regardless of outside circumstances. Focusing on people, places, and even things that make you grateful, gives your mind a break from stress!

Stillness
Everyone has a busy schedule; that is a fact. We all tend to create schedules that are overflowing and then complain that we do not have time for ourselves! Take a good hard look at your schedule and see what you can delete and what you can delegate. If you are going to have a stillnesshealthy mind, you need to take care of it just as you would your body, and that means giving it some rest.

One tip for quieting your mind is to put it on your schedule. Put it in big red pen on your calendar, text yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things to do this week. Take time for you.

Stay in the Moment
Being in the moment has become a cliché; however, if you really take the time to focus on what it means, you can start to practice quietening your mind. Focus on what you are doing at the exact moment you’re doing it. If you are washing a dish focus on the water, the soap bubbles and the dish mindfulin your hand. When you take time to do this, you will be in the moment and not two days from now when something big is scheduled.


BONUS : Love Yourself

When you truly love yourself you are able to live your life on purpose and with purpose, which allows you to exist from a place of gratitude, mindfulness and peace.