Papaya acts as a natural antacid and helps with digestion

Papaya acts as a natural antacid.  The fruit also contains papain, an enzyme the helps digest proteins. Eaten raw, juiced or dried, papaya slices all work well. Papaya also contains nutrients that help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Only when cholesterol becomes oxidized is it able to stick to and build up in blood. Papayas are also a good source of fiber.

Reflexology uses gentle pressure on the hands and feet

Reflexology uses gentle pressure on the hands and feet; beneficial for pain management, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches and more.

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People come into your life for a reason

People come into your life for a reason – to help you with your soul lessons, or help you grow in some way, or experience something special.  We are all here on a journey to learn lessons, learn unconditional love and compassion.  There are no mistakes or failures, just soul evolution and finding out what does not work on our lives, and to then put more energy into things that we do want.

Dried plums slow the aging process with respect to bone loss

Research has shown that dried plums slow the aging process with respect to bone loss. Dried plums have the ability to both prevent bone loss and reverse bone loss. This is great news for those seeking a natural strategy for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, anxiety and more. Neurofeedback therapy is basically training your brain.

Neurofeedback uses electrical signals from the brain. It is completely painless and non-invasive. The patient’s brainwave frequencies are fed back to them via a computer. The practitioner trains the person how to change the activity of one’s brain in a desired way and the person gains better control over their symptoms.

Ginger root has long been used to treat nausea and motion sickness

Ginger root has long been used to treat inflammation, gastrointestinal distress, nausea and motion sickness. And recent studies show that it also kills cancer cells, particularly ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.

Lymphatic Therapy is an effective tool for detoxification

Lymphatic Therapy can involve several methods of treatment. Manual Lymphatic Drainage uses massage and skin brushing techniques. Lymphatic Therapy is an effective tool for detoxification and building the immune system so that the body can produce new blood cells and filter toxins at a higher level.

Acupressure tip for firming the skin under the eyes

An acupressure tip for firming the skin under the eyes is to push lightly on the ridge of the bone area in the center of the lower eye socket.  Make sure not to push into the eye, rather push downward and outward.  Hold pressure for seven seconds for maximum benefit.

Back-To-School Essences for Kids & Students

It’s that time of year again the dog days of summer are coming to a close and the new school year is just around the corner. With the back-to-school frenzy upon us, it is easy for parents to feel overwhelmed by all there is to do to prepare their kiddies for the new semester ahead.

While parents are feeling a bit frantic and chaotic, the kiddos are often equal parts excited to see their friends and dreading the return of homework. For parents and children, alike, emotions are high and, in the blink of an eye, the easy, laid back pace of summer has suddenly disappeared.

Now more than ever, it is important to come back to self-care for mom, dad, kiddos, and all the great support persons going through the challenging back-to-school transition. Yoga class, gym days, family bike rides, story time whatever it is, prioritizing reinvigorating, rejuvenating activities for the entire family is essential.

Perhaps it goes without saying, but our favorite way to manage the hectic back-to-school days is with flower and gem essences. Here are our top picks for a smooth, peaceful transition into the new school year we’ve got essences for the kids, and a few for mom and dad, too! 4 Back-to-School

Essences for Kids & Students

  1. Brilliant Student

Snapshot: For studying, creativity, alertness, and public speaking

Support intellectual and artistic endeavors, while enhancing concentration and alertness with our Brilliant Student flower essence. With this essence, students can cultivate a greater sense of inspiration, passion, and clear direction. It is also b brilliant for public speaking, test taking, presentations, and  artistic expression. Take on the new school year with vigor and heightened creativity!

  1. Attention Formula

Snapshot: Improves concentration, assists with relaxation, and assists with ADD & ADHD

Remain attentive, focused, and relaxed this school year with Attention Formula. This blend has been shown to offer incredible support to children and adults living with ADD & ADHD. It’s Peruvian rose salt base helps to balance minerals, while its fava flower essence holds a connection with LDopamine. No more drifting, nodding off during class, or fidgeting in your seat this school year!

  1. Happy Kid

Snapshot: Nurturing, Balancing and Soothing. Contains no alcohol.

With its ability to balance and calm challenging situations, this gentle, nurturing blend is designed specifically for children. Its joyful, loving influence can inspire positive dynamics between siblings and playmates, as well as with parents and other authority figures. As the kiddos transition into a new school year, their relationships with their siblings and parents can become strained by the new schedules, obligations, and school yard dynamics. Children are especially sensitive to energy and respond quickly to this essence, making it the perfect essence to help the whole family get along during the back-to-school frenzy!

  1. Celebration:

Snapshot: Fun party essence, for ceremonies and unplanned jubilation

Support good vibes and celebratory energy this school year with the vibrant Celebration essence. Who says back-to-school time has to be all frenzy and no fun?! Infuse the transition into the new school year with joy and celebration. After all, the kiddos get to see their friends every day and return to their favorite afterschool sports and clubs there is fun to be had!

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Essences For Parents and Support Persons

  1. Mother of Pearl :

Snapshot: Supports maternal bonding

Encourage mother-child bonding at any age with the Mother of Pearl essence. Embrace your Mother-child relationship with tenderness, trust, unconditional love and gentle mercy. Facilitates deep healing and inner resolution when needed. This incredible essence even supports healthy female dynamics with family members of all generations (sister, aunt, niece, in-laws, grandmother). This one is for all the stressed out, back-to-school mamas out there who are missing their kiddos as they return to school!

  1. Impatiens:

Snapshot: Encourages patience, understanding and trust in divine timing

Moms, dads, and support persons, enter into the new school year calmly and gently with the Impatiens essence. This essence is perfect to those looking to go with the flow, create space for things to unfold, and have faith that things are working out just as they are meant to. With this essence you will remain calm, not frantically rushing from one thing to the next. Slow down, chill out, and enjoy the vibrant energy of the back-to-school season!

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Essential oils that can help with asthma include eucalyptus

Essential oils that can help with asthma include eucalyptus, clary sage, frankincense, cypress, lavender, peppermint, myrrh, true Melissa, bitter orange, sweet thyme and sandalwood.  Frankincense in particular has a profound effect on mucous membranes and clearing the lungs.