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Holistic and Integrative Healing & Psychotherapy

Your healing takes place on many levels (Istock/kochergin)

Your healing takes place on many levels (Istock/kochergin)

You all know that I’m interested in all things healing. I’ve spent a lifetime studying healing modalities, as I’ve bet a lot of you have!  We all have a lot of research and tools available to us for healing on different levels.

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Coconut Oil and Ginger CO2 for tummy aches

 

Kitchen

Ahh my summer “stay-cation” of 2014!  A combination of rest and work.

Construction

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Deer Aroma-way! Peppermint & Lavendar Essential Oil Recipe

I'm trying to protect my bright flowers from becoming deer food, in an affordable and natural manner!  (Hope that's not When Pigs Fly!)

I’m trying to protect my bright flowers from becoming deer food, in an affordable and natural manner! (Hope that’s not When Pigs Fly!)

I’m trying to protect my garden from becoming deer appetizers! A seasoned gardener in deer country, I’ve used many commercial preparations, including Deer Out and Liquid Fence and Deer Scram Repellent. I’ve found that all are effective, all take persistence in remembering to take the time to re-apply during the season, all are kinda hard on the pocketbook plus I always had to make sure I had some on hand!

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Mindbody Research: Lavender Aromatherapy Provides Comfort and Increases Maternal Contentment in Childbirth

Evidence-based mindbody practices help alleviate pain, depression and anxiety (Istock/Zen)

Evidence-based mindbody practices help alleviate pain, depression and anxiety (Istock/Zen)

This year, 2014, Maasumeh Kaviani, Faculty Member at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and her team of research scholars conducted a study to see the effects of using lavender aromatherapy during childbirth on pain intensity perception, duration of labor, maternal contentment and Apgar scores. The researchers found the use of the lavender aromatherapy lowered the perception of pain, improved maternal contentment, but did not reduce the duration of labor. Safely using lavender aromatherapy in the birthing room is inexpensive, has no side effects and may be a holistic way to help women manage their births.

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Ravensara & Blood Orange Salve

With the crazy weather we’ve all been having, the temperatures up and down and all, there’s been a lot of sneezing around the office this week, so  I decided to take whip up  a batch of immune support salve for my family. I’m sending one over to my son at his college dorm!

 First, get your stuff together:

 

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Helichrysum & Bergamot Salve

Your healing salve cooling in their jars!

Your healing salve cooling in their jars!

One of my hobbies is studying healing herbs and essential oils. It’s fascinating to me that there’s extensive research about the healing properties of essential oils at a detailed level of chemistry, but this research and information isn’t widely disseminated. Interesting, huh?

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Holistic body lotions for stretch marks – make your own!

Holistic lotions with natural ingredients for belly care (Istock:Xua)

Holistic lotions with natural ingredients for belly care (Istock:Xua)

Any woman who has been pregnant wonders about stretch marks! When I was pregnant myself,   I remember the abdominal itchiness associated with my expanding belly!  For some relief from itchiness and to prevent stretch marks, I purchased some creams back then. I wondered about the safety ingredients in the creams I was buying and applying to my skin, right above where my son we growing in my womb.  I wondered, how much does my skin absorb?

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