Essential oils for better sleep I could probably list 20 essential oils, roller, and diffuser blends here but I’ll save that for a different, dedicated blog someday. For now, let’s stick to the basics, the tried-and-trues. Using these oils topically or aromatically can help create a cascade of reactions in your brain and body to calm you, relax you, and allow sleep to take over ... Read More about Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep (Part 3)
In this installment, I discuss some adjustments you can make to your environment to help signal your brain and body to get ready for sleep. Read a little more on this topic in my Sleep Better Mentor Facebook group. To read Part 1, click here. Tech Adjustments First, repurpose the TV in your bedroom. You just need to do it. It doesn’t belong in your sleep and love sanctuary. We got rid of ... Read More about Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep (Part 2)
Part 1: The blog that started it all.... I’m going to cut to the chase here. You need a better night’s sleep. It's almost statistically inevitable because sleep quality in our society is getting worse and worse as the minutes tick by. If you are a mom, you know the value of a good night’s sleep for (possibly) a couple of reasons. First, as a new mom, you didn’t get much and now ... Read More about Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep (part 1)
Right off the bat I’ll say, I’ve never been a resolutions person. In fact, I never really focused on making any changes around the first of the year or reviewed the past years for clues to my mental, physical, or emotional health. Things began to shift after I became a Desire Map Facilitator. I began to see the value of reflection, introspection, commitment to oneself, and looking to the past for ... Read More about Five Wellness Adjustments for a New Season, in lieu of Resolutions
Having space helps me to notice things and reflect on them and then put that into writing (happy face!). It has finally cooled down enough to be outside during the day in Las Vegas. I popped outside to feed our tortoise and trim some suckers off of our citrus trees. I've noticed the suckers for several weeks but just didn't seem to find the minimal effort it would take to remember and do ... Read More about Tree Trimming and the Stop Doing List
In one month, I'll be attending my first women-only retreat! I'm attending both as a participant and a sponsor down in Tucson, Arizona. I was interviewed this summer on Facebook by coordinator and creator, Sara Martinez. I'll get a chance to talk about The Desire Map and offer tips using Desire Map tools. Here is the interview (skip ahead to 3min mark for start of interview, or just watch us ... Read More about Moms on Fire Retreat: my interviews with Sara Martinez
I'm working on getting my speaking section thought-out for the upcoming Moms on Fire Retreat and got a nice overnight download. Thought I would share it with all of you. I've never been good at explaining things using analogies. They just don't come to me instinctively so this one is a rarity! Desire Mapping. One of the big sections and activities we do is look at what we're grateful for ... Read More about An Analogy….
In early January, I decided I just had to do a group workshop. Because I had been putting off doing an in-person retreat for about seven months, I found I was growing weary of my procrastination and knew I NEEDED something to change. I let go of the expectations I had put on myself. I realized they were keeping me from sharing this important work with those who need it most. I shifted gears and ... Read More about The Virtual Group Workshop Experience