My Other Half

A person takes many paths in life, in my opinion, this is how we grow. Many times we go on our journey alone, other times we go on our journeys with other people. However, along the road, if we are lucky, we find someone to share our journey with. Someone who, not only is there for support, but also there to go on the journey along side you to also grow with you. I’m not sure if I am making any sense to you all. If you have that person in your life, then you know.

Anywho, I am so very grateful for my other half, Kat! We’ve been on this journey together for what seems like forever, I’ve seen us grow so much with each other. I am sure I would not be the person I am today, at this very moment, without her. I’ve been able to get through so many personal struggles because I have her there with me, supporting me. We’ve had our moments of craziness, but we have always been able to come out the other side better and stronger for each other. I am so excited for what these next years will bring for us. I know that whatever it is, we will do it together! Kat, thank you for all you have taught me so far, I love you lots.

A Little Bubble Bath & Essential Oils – With A Small Meditation

Every once in a while a girl needs to settle down at night with a good hot bubble bath. Let’s be honest not just girls but also guys. This is exactly what I needed last night. After a very stressful day at work, I needed a calming moment to be able to sleep comfortably and to release me of any crazy hectic energy I had been around earlier. Now believe me when I say, that this bath was the best bath I have ever had to date! I don’t know if it was because I really needed the bath or because this time I used some awesome essential oils!

I used a few drops of Balance, Deep Blue, Lavender & Basil (not photographed). I do not know if it was the combination of the oils with my Epsom salt and lavender bath salts but I had a very relaxing bath. Kat always makes fun of me, in a jokingly way, when I set up a bath, she says that I don’t do it right because I don’t light candles or play relaxing music, so this time I did, and I have to admit that she was right! I lit a candle (one of those tea light candles) and put on my Spotify on Rokia Traore, an amazing artist I was just introduced to by my dear friend Janie. If you guys haven’t checked her out I suggest you do so quickly! Once I was settled in the bath, I decided to ground myself. I follow bits of different meditations that work for me.

I envisioned a cord from my root chakra all the way to the Earth’s core and with every breath in I inhale the essence of the Earth, and with every breath out I exhale any blockages or negative energy in my body. After a few moments breathing, I envision a bright yellow sun above my head and slowly it wraps itself around me, as a protective bubble of light and heat. As it goes around me it comes back over my heart chakra and then I envision the yellow light go into my heart chakra to follow, guide and ground me throughout the rest of the week.  

MAN, doing this small meditation, with the amazing music in the background, helped me relax so much!

Ah, just looking at this picture makes me want to live in the bath! This is what I used for the bubbles!

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My First Essential Oils Kit

Kat and I have been using essential oils for a few years now. We’ll use a few drops of Lavender in our bath along with epsom salt or use Tea Tree (Melaleuca) for cold sores- which by the way works like magic! Since Kat and I love using essential oils in our lives we decided to team up with our friend, Janie, and doTERRA, and become Wellness Advocates.

The great thing about essential oils is that you can use them and create many different uses for them. To begin our essential oil journey we bought the Emotional Aromatherapy kit. It includes 6 essential oil blends: Peace, Motivate, Cheer, Passion, Forgive, Console. These blends resonated with us most to start with. As mentioned on doTERRA’s website,

Just a few drops of these naturally complex, fragrant blends can elicit profound emotional responses to help you let go of burdens, find comfort and encouragement, or inspire you to dream with passion again“.

Because of this, using essential oils as an aromatherapy technique compliments the energy healing work that Kat does.

The six blends that come in the kit are: Peace a reassuring blend, Motivate an encouraging blend, Cheer– an uplifting blend, Passion an inspiring blend, Forgive a renewing blend, & Console a comforting blend.

To order yours, or any other essential oil/blend you can go on our Essential Oil Shop.

A Cure For Social Awkwardness

On Saturday I attended an event called Ecstatic Dance Night. It’s an event that is held twice a month. It first started with a hour long movement workshop where we try different movements independently, along with a partner at times. After this, we have an opening circle ceremony explaining how the dance portion of the night will be. I really enjoyed the dance part because it is basically an independent non verbal dance party. Each dance move you do is done to the rhythm of the music. At first it’s slow- then it picks up. 

I am a person who is very shy when I am around people I do not know. I would call myself socially awkward. I don’t usually come out of my shell unless I’ve known you as a person. Lately, I have been trying to be more active in social events, or attend more events that require me to be more active and social. So, when my good friend, Janie, told me of this event, I knew I had to go. I’m not gonna lie, at first I was very intimated by the idea that I would be dancing in front of a large group of strangers; but once the dancing started – after the movement event – and I saw everyone in their own movements, feeling and moving with intention to the music, it was easy to dive in myself. 

I didn’t stay for the entire event, as I am a cat momma and my kitty was alone at home- he’s an older cat who wants love all day. I left half way into the dance party. However, I am so happy that I stayed for as long as I did, and that I participated as well. You guys don’t know how much of a big step that is for me! I now have a new and optimistic view for social events, and I know now that the only thing that stops me from being social is me and my fears of embarrassing myself. I don’t know about you, but I’d call that growth. 

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*not a picture of the ecstatic night- but dancing nonetheless