The biggest lesson I learned about breaking the cycle of stress and pain

The Language of Pain

The Language of pain is very well known among its victims. Emotional pain and physical pain each have their own language. Each speaks to us in its own way. Physical pain can stop us in our tracks, while emotional pain hides for a while as we cover it up with busy, work, and food. 

What I learned is although each type of pain speaks to us in different ways, they also communicate with each other. When your mind and heart are in pain, this is communicated to your body, which often takes the blows. This means that the physical pain is always made worse by what’s happening emotionally. Now, if you have chronic pain, this does not mean that you caused it yourself by your own emotions or thinking. No, not at all. But it does mean that we can manage the pain. I’ve seen things like the length between pain meds and the intensity of pain reduced due to emotional work done with aromatherapy. This happens because of the chemistry of the oils and the connection between the mind and body. When they get on the same page of healing, the results are more intense and last longer. 

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How to quiet your mind so that your sleep is restorative

The challenge

Its been a really long day and you hope that TONIGHT you can get some much needed deep sleep! Ahhh the pillow feels so nice, you lay down and BOOM your mind turns on! You know that feeling when you go to bed and close your eyes and it’s like a sci-fi action drama movie going on in your head? It is LOUD and won’t let you sleep. The frustration begins to build because that mind just won’t SHUT UP.

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3 really cool ways to get children to do their homework

Obligatory disclaimer: I AM NOT A MOM😀. This is important because I have such enormous respect for parents. I look at my friends and family that have children and am genuinely in awe. It looks like the most wonderful and the most challenging experience in…

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How to get off the emotional conveyor belt

What Is The Emotional Conveyor Belt? I have endometriosis. When I was going through the journey of finding out what was wrong with me, I can remember very clearly the STRUGGLE. Finding traditional and holistic practitioners who would genuinely care. Care is more than writing…

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How to nourish your mind and body even if you have no time

At the time of this righting the world is under quarantine. Who knew virtual living could be so BUSY? Working from home, teaching from home, volunteering from home and even partying from home! We’re doing it all! And, as we contemplate getting back to a…

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