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Two very different matters of the heart that happen in the month of February.  One is the National Wear Red Day in support for Go Red for Women of the American Heart Association.  Go Red For Women advocates for more research and action for women’s heart health.   Cardiovascular diseases and stroke kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Medically speaking, the heart is a muscular organ that pumps life giving blood to all parts of the human body through the body’s circulatory system of various blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). This provides the oxygen and nutrients that our bodies need to survive.  So, IRead More →

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  Happy New Year!!! New beginnings are always filled with the excitement of possibilities.  At the beginning of a new year we make resolutions and goals that we hope to accomplish.  We prepare vision boards of our wishes, hopes and dreams for the new year.  We promise ourselves we will lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, pray more and so many other good promises.  New beginnings offer hope that the future will be better than the past even if your past year was a good one.   I love the quote by Jane Goodall, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decideRead More →

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I love the Holiday’s this is my favorite time of the year.  Beginning with Thanksgiving where all of my family gather together and enjoy eating, fun, eating, laughter, eating, watching football, sharing what we are thankful for and oh did I say eating?  Then Christmas, where we celebrate the birth of Christ, giving and receiving gifts and of course eating Christmas Dinner. Now don’t get me wrong even though I love the holidays they can still be stressful and I have learned to plan ahead as much as possible and to practice self-care.  I also realize that this time of the year can be veryRead More →

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As we approach the cold and flu season NOW is the time to stock up on my favorite oil of all times: Thieves Working in a hospital exposes you to all types of germs and bacteria.  I use Thieves daily to keep myself healthy as I go about hospital visits. Where Did Thieves Come From? There are many variations of this story of about a group of spice traders who turned into thieves after an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly Black Plague or Black Death.  It was reported that the “four thieves” were protected from the germs as they robbed the bodies, evenRead More →

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Chaplains are common in the military, hospitals, prisons, fire and police departments, and universities. They also serve in the U.S. Senate, Congress and professional athletic teams. So why not at your place of business? Workplace Chaplains are on the rise because employers are recognizing the importance a Chaplain’s presence can provide their employees. Some places of business have an Employee Assistance Program but a Workplace Chaplain can offer something better. What Can Living Works Official Do? Workplace Chaplains don’t force a particular religion on anyone, we serve as counselors and confidants. Living Works Official is committed to confidentiality therefore employees don’t have to fear thatRead More →

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In my last blog post I talked about “The Benefits of Meditation” now let’s talk about what essential oils can be used in meditation.  Did you know that your sense of smell is closely linked to your emotional center? This is why essential oils are so powerful because they can pass the blood brain barrier.  There is an area in the brain known as the amygdala that is stimulated by smell, it plays a major part in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. People have been anointing, burning incense and smudging for centuries. Even in the story of Jesus, the wise men brought frankincense,Read More →

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B’s Tips to Grow Your Meditation Practice Starting a meditation practice is one of the best things that I have done for myself! Meditation isn’t about escaping from your life; it’s about focusing on your breath and entering the stillness inside. Meditating allows you to be receptive to insights and receive enlightenment from your higher power. Meditation is powerful, and has mental, emotional, and physical benefits. 8 Benefits of Meditation: Lowers blood pressure Improves blood circulation Lowers heart rate Lessens anxiety Lowers blood cortisol levels Increases feelings of well-being Lessens stress Deepens relaxation If you are new to meditation, it can be a little overwhelmingRead More →

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“There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts-before this, and after this” – Fallen Everything has changed.  Nothing will ever be the same.  It is different.  It is messy.  It is painful.  It is Grief…and it is a process. Grief and loss happens to all of us, it can come gradually or strike at a moment’s notice leaving you in an unfamiliar place, lost, and confused because what once was is no more. Grief can take your breath away. It reshapes you. It redefines you.  It’s a time ofRead More →

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Peppermint Oil has many benefits, more than I could put in one post, it is one of my favorite essentials oils because it is so versatile. I use it as a perk me up. When I need to be alert or when I have a headache, I simply inhale peppermint oil for relief.   Peppermint is one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes, it is probably the most well-known and widely used as a digestive aid.  It is a hybrid of two herb spices, spearmint and water mint and dates back as far as 1000 BC.  Peppermint Oil has a cooling and calmingRead More →

HOW TO HAVE AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP

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Who Doesn’t Want An Amazing Relationship? Relationships can be amazing and satisfying, but making a relationship work takes more than date nights or shared interests. Relationships take time, compromise, connection, and commitment.  Finding someone is hard enough, staying with them is even harder.  Having romantic ideals about how relationships should work doesn’t help when “life happens.” We’ve all heard that opposites attract; those opposites are usually introverts and extroverts.  Introverts and Extroverts experience the world in different ways, and neither way of experiencing is better than the other…they are just different. Introverts are internal processors. After and event, party, church or other social engagements theyRead More →