I definitely want to buy a diffuser from you. Please order me the best diffuser you have.
Can you add some oils to my order that adds a nice smell to my house as well as healing calmness?
I get messages like this a lot, so I thought I would share as a blog post in case you are also curious.
First of all, I love connecting with people to chat about what makes these oils so special and how they can upgrade your life, so if you've got other needs please shoot me a message.
For the best value I recommend beginning with a starter kit, these kits include a wholesale membership and give you 25% off your oils for a full year.
HERE are my two BEST options to make your home smell YUMMY as well as support healing and calmness:
doTERRA has 2 warehouses, Canada and the US. Most people order from the Canada Warehouse, but if you want some diffuser options, you might consider a US order.
Aroma Touch Starter Kit
This kit is extremely versatile, includes a Petal Diffuser (a simple, easy to cleaner diffuser with a light and a timer) and will give you oils to diffuse and calm right away. I also love that it also includes a bottle of Fractionated Coconut Oil which is my carrier oil of choice.
5 mL Oils in the Kit:
• Balance® - grounding blend to support calmness
• Lavender - the original calming oil
• Wild Orange
• dōTERRA On Guard® - perfect for diffusing and purifying your air
• Tea Tree - great all purpose oil
• AromaTouch - calming massage blend and great for diffusing
• Deep Blue® - rub into sore muscles for calming and soothing
TOTAL: $180 Cdn plus $6 shipping & HST
*This bundles prices are in US dollars and include duty & taxes, so you only need to factor in the exchange rate
Happy Home Calming Bundle
Lotus or Aroma Lite Diffuser - $95.35
I love both of these, the Aroma Lite is easy to clean and runs for 4 or 8 hours, the Lotus is more stylish and runs for up to 3 hours.
Peace Blend - $30
There is something about this blend that zens my mind and chills me out
Serenity Calming Blend - $31.80
I go to sleep with this blend in my diffuser most nights
Citrus Bliss - $15.90
SO lovely to diffuse to make your home smell awesome
Peppermint - $21.73
Perfect to diffuse alone or with Citrus Bliss or Serenity
Wholesale Membership Fee - $35
TOTAL: $229.78 US plus shipping
♥You will also receive the following goodies from me:
• A 20 minute Wellness Phone Consult once you get your oils
• Ebooks to get your started with your oils.
• My Essential Wellness Newsletter
• Free access to my online programs
doTERRA is like Costco and the way you join is with a starter kit or a $42 CDN / $35 US wholesale membership. This qualifies you for 25% off your oils and any other products you would like to purchase moving forward, there is no obligation to do the business (that’s another account type) or to order a minimum amount in the course of a year.
What makes doTERRA unique?
For me, it’s because doTERRA is committed to quality and the ethical sourcing of their oils. They lift the entire communities up, especially the communities where they source their oils. They are committed to women and support women growing in business whether they are a wellness advocates like me or an essential oils producer in a developing country like Haiti or Nepal.
Each doTERRA essential oil is thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. They are transparent in their sourcing and testing methods *take a quick look here for more: www.sourcetoyou.com.
How did I get into these oils?
I got started with DoTerra Essential Oils over 2 years ago. I didn't realize it then but I was drawn to the oils because of their calming and supportive benefits. You'd never know it, but pure essential oils ((that are sourced properly)) can help calm a busy mind and help anxious feelings, they can also uplift the mood and bring an incredible sense of possibility.
Truth is, I struggled with getting pregnant with my first son - long story short I went through draining times, it was tough - but I made it through and I'm now blessed with my two beautiful boys. This taught me to lean into trust and faith, and having the right tools at my disposal are key. My oils are a supportive and trusting toolkit I can reach for when things get crazy (!)
I now help women to step into their power, feel better, heal and create personal freedom. doTERRA Essential Oils are key in my work. so- my first goal is to help you select the best oils for you.
Peace, Love, Oils,
My fellow intuitives, stop for a sec. Can we chat? How are you really?
Does it feel like there is something missing? or maybe you're exhausted and overwhelmed in your current state. Maybe you feel like you've lost a connection to yourself that used to be there. You might feel burned out and feel like you always need a vacation.
Can I talk plainly? These are symptoms, symptoms of living without a greater purpose or intent.
I believe there are three reasons that keep intuitive women in a cycle of disappointment with their lives and prevent them from stepping into their greater PURPOSE.
Keep reading as I reveal these three mistakes.
The third reason intuitives are disappointed with life, is that they are not present and don't recognize the value in the everyday ordinary.
‘Cause at the end of the day, what do we really have to look forward too? I'll give you a hint, we are all going to get there whether we like it or not.
One of my mentors, Baron Baptiste, simply states “the prize is in the process.” Where ever you are headed, recognize the value in how you get there. There is enjoyment in the present moment, the trick is finding it.
So begin to nurture a relationship with the now.
Here is a simple body awareness technique I often use.
I get present by tuning into my body and getting out of my head. I start by taking a few quiet moments to breathe. Then I bring my awareness to my heart centre. If my mind is really working overtime, I’ll even lightly touch my heart centre, so I have a place to focus my attention.
Next, I lengthen my spine and solidly press the four corners of my feet into the floor. After a few breathes I start to feel more grounded in my body and in the present moment.
The second mistake intuitive women make that leaves them disappointed with life is believing your negative thoughts.
This is one you must be vigilant about.
Let me give you a simple example. Recently I attended a yoga class with an experienced and well liked yoga instructor I didn’t know very well. It was a style of yoga that was completely out of my comfort zone and as I moved through the class I began to feel angry and annoyed. I wrote a long list of reasons in my head about why I would never go back to this class. I felt heavy and I also felt in some way she was out to get me. That her cues were criticisms and I was doing it all wrong. This went on and on probably for over half the class. Then I stopped myself and did a little internal inquiry.
I asked myself:
Are these thoughts I’m having true?
Nope. They are a perception and a story my mind has created.
Where in my life am I also feeling this way?
After a few minutes, two other areas in my life came to mind, where I get reactive like this.
With this awareness, I was suddenly free. I took responsibility for the way I was feeling, I stopped projecting my negativity. There was a significant shift, the yoga teacher no longer triggered me, I felt a warmth towards her that wasn’t there before. I could see where in my life, I was creating false narratives about not knowing what I was doing and people being against me.
After the class I walked out the door lighter, freer and ready for the day.
*Two other ways your perception might be slowing you down: accepting the status quo & believing this is the way things will always be. Not recognizing and identifying shame when it’s there.
The number ONE mistake intuitive women make that leaves them disappointed in their life is treating the connection with themselves as an afterthought.
I know if you're reading this post, you're an intuitive woman most likely interested in creating purpose in your life. The greatest way that I create connection to my intuition and purpose in my life is through my doTERRA business. Not only do I lavish myself in my favourite oils (I especially love my Frankincense & Sandalwood!), my intuitive side has been strengthened and my purpose is clear.
Some women come to me wanting to change, wanting more from life, wanting to strengthen their intuitive gifts however they are reluctant to make a time commitment, spend the money and invest in themselves. Or they buy a doTERRA Starter Kit and don’t open the box. They want the oils to help them, but they don’t use them consistently. Or maybe they only invest in one or two oils in case they don't use them
If you want change, you need to take action. If you want to get results from your doTERRA oils, you need to use them. They won’t work if you save them for a rainy day. They won’t give you the results you want if you only use them once. The uses and types of oils vary and can support your energy, connection to spirit and health in many ways. Maybe you want to take a leap into building a doTERRA business, but you are holding back out of fear and believing your negative thought patterns.
Truth is, I was a part-time yoga teacher with a tiny income when I discovered doTERRA. My intuition was a big part in my decision to purchase a starter kit. It was an uncomfortable purchase. I had no idea that in only a few weeks this pain would pay off to a greater connection to myself and an aligned business with one of the most globally conscious companies I have ever come across.
It is now my mission to help intuitive women build a deeper connection with themselves through doTERRA Essential Oils.
To close, again, I know many of you are reading this because you are in intuitive woman interested in creating more purpose in your life. The next step I recommend for you is to book a complementary chat with me to personalize your doTERRA path.
Book your doTERRA Chat with me HERE.
Only available to people new to doTERRA or those who are already purchasing doTERRA oils through me.
Follow Your Dreams with Grace
“Five Tips for Women Trying to Have a Kid and Stay Sane During an Insane Process”
The Fertility Trials
On my six year journey to be the mom, I went through many trials and tribulations become a mother. With vague diagnosis of unexplained fertility there wasn’t a clear reason why I could not conceive.
There were things in my life at the time that I took as the way things were going to be. Things like my body, my job, my marriage, where we were living at the time. My deeply held beliefs were challenged, when a friend opened up to me that she was pregnant through IVF. When I found out I felt a familiar rush of envy and jealousy, as I had felt every time I found out people around me were having a baby.
This time, one thing was different. This time challenged my husband and I to make a decision and see if IVF would work for us. By this point we had many false starts and glimpses of parenthood as outsiders, I was beaten down and felt like a victim of life.
Maybe it was the price tag of over ten thousand dollars, or the fact that I was already 36 and my husband was 39, I felt I had to support our IVF medical treatments with as many complimentary therapies as I could. Deep down I knew we didn’t have that many options beyond IVF and time was NOT on our side.
My first yoga teacher teacher training was in Power Yoga. And as I entered my first cycle of IVF, I was determined to maintain my power yoga practice. I have a very clear memory of being at a yoga training in the month prior to our first cycle worrying about what poses I should and should not be doing and at the same time feeling like I couldn’t give up the power practices I had come to rely on.
When my first IVF cycle began, my body was tired and I was hyped. I was in an intense bizarre mental state, I can only describe as high alert. My nervous system was wired and I was full of adrenaline and lots of excess energy. A mix of fear and excitement was driving me towards something I had come to feel was impossible to even wish for. I was very emotional at time and would cry easily and then at other times I felt a disconnect from the process.
And then the first round didn’t work.
I had done all the external things (except giving up my power flow), including therapy, acupuncture, seeing a naturopath, I cut out alcohol, I ate healthy, I had a disciplined meditation practice, I took time off work for the hormone treatments. And then our cycle of IVF was cut short because my body wasn’t responding to the drugs.
I was shattered.
It would be another 3 months before doing another cycle. At the time I didn’t get it, but in retrospect I realized I needed to come down, I needed to heal, I needed to regroup.
More hormones, new mindset. It was time for a shift.
Have you ever gotten to a place where you know something has to change? And so you go for something completely different and don’t quite know why? This is when I truly began to soften.
With this cycle my mindset changed. My yoga practice shifted to a more restorative approach. In the first round I thought I was all in, but I wasn’t listening to my body and I wasn’t giving myself a chance to feel. I didn’t know that I could move forward in my life with ease.
Before I felt like if this doesn’t work out, there was a part of me I’m was keeping safe so I won’t lose my mind in disappointment. I was protecting myself with this strategy, however it wasn’t working to shift my subconscious mind to my advantage.
Instead of an intense yoga session or disciplined meditation, I would do a yoga nidra practice. This practice lead to me to create a Sankulpa. A Sankulpa is an intention affirmation in the present tense. It is something you would like to achieve in the next 3-6 months. I created a Sankulpa about me being a MOTHER right now. It felt ridiculous, raw and vulnerable. I went with it anyway.
I would say this statement to myself at different times throughout the day. I would say it when the voices of doubt that would creep in, I would day it when I felt positive and my heart was full of faith.
AND WITH THIS I WAS ALL IN.
Success or failure aside, I was dedicated 100% to the process, I let everything else go. This was my focus, my power yoga practice could wait. My company could wait. Everything that didn’t support me in getting pregnant could wait. At the same time I let go of my grasping, my holding on tight, my attachment to the end of result.
The second cycle was completely different. The hormones were intense, I felt a lot of pain in my body, but deep down things had shifted. And it worked! Was it the higher dose of hormones, probably, was it also my internal dialogue? I feel it was. Was it leaning into to faith and trust? I think so. All I know is I didn’t hold anything back, inside or outside.
My son Roark turned four in December and being his mom has been one of the biggest joys of my life. Over the path few months I have been reflecting and thinking about this time and I have a deep desire to support others in their journeys to be moms. It is out of this desire that I have created a six week Fertility Mindset Program, and will be launching a Fertility Mindset online community this summer. This program and community is specifically designed to create a mindset of possibility, hope and empowerment over ones health and process of becoming a mother.
This approach to my life has shifted and changed my life in ways I never saw possible. We moved, I left my job, I had another baby. I jumped into a network marketing business sharing doTERRA Essential Oils. We moved again, this time to our dream home. I became a Silver Leader with doTERRA and as I’m on my way to my next rank, I look back and see this moment of softening, giving in to what my body and soul truly needed was the beginning of my life as I know it now.
Here are my top 5 tips for softening and leaning into wherever you are in your process:
I hope you've found this post helpful. Would you like more support for your fertility journey? I am offering a 3 week private coaching program starting July 5. As part of this offering, you will receive a weekly coaching call with me to align your life with your fertility goals, in addition I will also build you a customized order of doTERRA Essential Oils to support stress relief and inner peace (read more about how essential oils can support stress relief here). Curious and want to know more? Book a free wellness chat with me today.
Bug spray this is how we do it.
No harsh chemicals required. I've been using this combo for the past two summers and if you have been to PEI this time of year you know we got black flies and mosquitoes and it's such a relief to have these simple natural solutions for my kids and chocolate lab fur baby.
10 drops Terrashield Essential Oil Blend
10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
4 oz water in a glass or metal spray bottle
doTERRA Essential Oils are the best and purest on the market so these are the ones I go with. The magic is you can reapply as often as you need, cause it's 100% pure with no yucky fillers or synthetics or other grossness.
Want some? I've got this awesome special running till the end of the May,
for those new to doTERRA only please : )
CHECK IT OUT: https://tinyurl.com/maybugsbegone
In this mix I've also added Eucalyptus which you can also add to your spray and a bottle Terrashield that comes premixed up in a spray bottle.
PLUS what do you do if you do get bites? I no longer buy the synthetic afterbite, and instead do a combo of Lavender, Tea Tree and Fractionated Coconut Oil.
**A note about TICKS... no essential oil will repel ticks. It is important to not apply anything to the tick while it is embedded, NO ESSENTIAL OILS. This will greatly increase the risk of the tick regurgitating inside you and increase the change of Lyme's disease. Read more from the Government of Canada on Removing a Tick here.**
Here is a pic of my well used bottles, one for home &
one for daycare.
How do you manage chronic stress? Some stress like a deadline or a hard workout can be beneficial. It can help to move things forward in your life and is part of the human experience. Stress increases the levels of cortisol and adrenaline in the body and once the stress is done the natural response is that the levels of cortisol and adrenaline in your body go back to normal.
If your stress response in activated constantly over the long term you may be experiencing chronic stress. According to the Mayo Clinic:
“The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
Memory and concentration impairment”
Trying to get pregnant and going through IVF treatments is an ongoing stressful process and one that I would describe as chronic stress. I was definitely under chronic stress over the many years it took trying to get pregnant with both my sons. As I went through my tribulations and disappointments, it became increasingly important to manage my stress.
A few years into my journey, I found yoga and meditation. I also became more conscious about reducing my toxic load. Some ways I did this was eating less meat and soy, using greener cleaning products, investing in quality beauty products and exploring Ayurvedic techniques such as oil pulling and dry skin brushing.
I invested in more self care then I ever had before. Along with yoga and meditation, I took daily walks in the woods or the beach with my chocolate lab Ruby. We travelled and I scheduled fun with my girlfriends and husband.
Experts agree and the Mayo Clinic recommends the following stress management strategies:
You might also consider the following:
Avoid forums and sites that talk about pregnancy and infertility. This is a lonely experience and out of loneliness I would visit these communities, for the most part they are not monitored to promote positivity and hope, and are more geared to sadness and despair. I found they immediately increased my feelings of sadness and anxiety about my whole situation.
Add some doTERRA Essential Oils to your mix. When I went through my struggles, I had not yet experienced the quality and purity of doTERRA Essential Oils. If I had to do it over again you can be sure these oils would be a key tool in my toolkit.
Diffusing essential oils is a safe and effective support for supporting mood and emotions during stressful times. I started using doTERRA when I was pregnant with my youngest and feeling anxious about my pregnancy. One of the main reasons I choose doTERRA what their commitment to providing the highest quality essential oils on the market under their CPTG process. doTERRA developed this rigorous criteria to certify that its oils contain no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants. Utilizing its own facilities, as well as trusted third-party labs, doTERRA essential oils undergo the CPTG process to ensure that customers receive the highest quality oil, every time. [read more] This was really important to me as a pregnant woman especially after it took so much to get pregnant in the first place.
You might be wondering, how exactly do you use essential oils to help with stress?
The easiest was to use Essential Oils to help with stress is Aromatic Use.
The neat thing is, you go with your nose. You know how the smell of baking bread can make you feel all warm inside? Well the smell of your favourite essential oils can do the same.
The sense of smell can elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the limbic system. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behaviour, and memory. For this reason, essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application.
Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. However, using essential oils aromatically can be as simple as placing a few drops of your fav essential oil in the palm of your hand, rubbing your hands together and then taking a deep breath from your cupped palms.
Since discovering doTERRA, I tend to have a few favourite oils I always go to for a little boost.
My top picks for essential oils to help with STRESS:
These first three doTERRA oils are registered Natural Health Products with Health Canada and are used in Aromatherapy as a nervine and calmative support and I am drawn to them often.
doTERRA also has some beautiful proprietary blends and these two are the ones I go to when I’m stressed.
Serenity Calming Blend
Perfect applied to your feet for before bedtime.
Balance Grounding Blend
Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet.
Apply Balance to your wrists or neck to experience a calming aroma all day.
For a grounding experience, breathe in deeply.
Both are awesome in your diffuser alone or together or add a few drops to your palms and inhale deeply. These will be a supportive tool in whatever you are going through. These blends work well together or apart in a relaxing bath with Epsom Salts.
How do you get started with doTERRA? I have created a special May mix of oils to start that will also give you a special bonus of $50 in Free Oils :) Read more here. Tempted? Don't delay, this offer expires on May 31!
References & Further Reading:
Understanding Chronic Stress
American Psychological Association
Chronic stress puts your health at risk
8 Tips for Coping with the Stress of Trying to Conceive
Fertility Mindset Program
Designed to Support Healing and New Beginnings
Moksha Yoga Charlottetown
Investment: $180 plus HST
Tuesday, June 6-July 11
The Fertility Mindset Program is a program to support women in their journeys to become mothers. Suitable for women for whom motherhood might be taking longer than planned. You could be, considering, or about to or even going through fertility treatments. This 6 week session is specifically designed to create a mindset of possibility, hope and empowerment over ones health. It will consist of meditation, yoga, yoga nidra, and will explore how complementary therapies such as Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Essential Oils can reduce stress and support you. Each class is 75 minutes long.
Genevieve Loughlin will be leading this program.
Genevieve (B.Comm, M.A.) is a certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and is a certified Yoga Life Coach and Prenatal Yoga Teacher (www.genevieveloughlin.com). Currently she leads the Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program at Serene View Ranch (www.sereneviewranch.com). Genevieve is an doTERRA Essential Oils Educator and Wellness Advocate. After six years of unexplained infertility, she went through three cycles of IVF and is now the mom to two toddlers.
The program will also include insights and information sessions with the following guest experts:
Barbara Jones, M.A., Registered Psychologist
Reg. Registered Psychologist (PEI)#061
Windhorse Psychological Services
Trained as a contemplative psychotherapist, mindfulness practices are embedded in all Barb’s work. Barb has worked extensively with individuals and families presenting with issues including: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, relationship challenges, chronic illness, end of life and bereavement.
Based at Serene View Ranch, Barb facilitates support groups using mindfulness and meditation, as well as providing assessment services and working with individual adults.
Dr. Lana McMurrer, N.D.
Simmonds McMurrer Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Lana McMurrer, N.D. is a licensed naturopathic doctor. Dr. McMurrer, a native Islander born and raised in Stratford, graduated from U.P.E.I. in 1998. Always interested in nutrition and good health practices, Lana decided a career in naturopathy would give her the opportunity to help people achieve optimal health. In 2006, she received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and is licensed through NPLEX. Dr. McMurrer co-hosts ‘Au Natural’ ,a health show on EastLink Television, in its 8th season. Dr. McMurrer maintains a general family practice which includes pediatrics to geriatrics with a keen interest infertility. She uses a wide variety of therapies to treat the cause of disease, personalizing each treatment plan. Dr. McMurrer’s private naturopathic medical practice is at 34 Queen Street in Charlottetown.
Statera East Coast Osteopathy
With her strong engineering background, Nathalie has a unique understanding of structural problems that few others in the field of pain management and rehabilitation have. She graduated from the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto (ON) and completed her research paper on Osteopathy and Fertility, her main passion. Skilled and trained to uncover the root causes of dysfunctions and pain of the body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, she blends into her practice the Eastern medicine philosophy and approach learned while she was living in Asia. There, she developed her fined-tuned hands-on techniques through Visceral manipulation / abdominal Chi massage and Cranial-Sacral therapy. She is totally dedicated to support women in their fertility journey and during all the stages of pregnancy with her knowledge in osteopathy, nutrition & hormonal balance. In July 2017, she will become one of the eight certified Mercier therapy practitioners in Canada. Mercier therapy is a natural and non invasive reproductive healing technique to help women achieve pregnancy. It is also one of the most effective and impressive technique know today!
Dagny Maicher B.Sc, R.Ac., RMT
Registered Acupuncturist, PEI
Registered Massage Therapist
Eagle Eye Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
(902) 838- 3737
Dagny has a general practice in Montague incorporating acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, diet recommendations and massage therapy. "I aim to help clients connect more deeply to their inner wisdom" Dagny is a graduate of the 5 year "Diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine" from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, BC.
Tara Costello B.A., M.A.
Ahead in the Game - Sport Psychology & Mental Performance Consulting
Tara is a Mental Performance Consultant member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. She teaches athletes and others individual’s mental and emotional skills for optimal performance and well-being. Tara draws her expertise from a variety of professional and personal experiences to bring a broad set of perspectives for nurturing positive mindsets. She is trained in HeartMath, a technology that facilitates self-regulation by tapping into the power of the heart, particularly valuable during challenging times. She will share some her own unique journey to motherhood.
Relevant Certifications and Education
BA (Psychology) University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.
MA (Human Kinetics –Mental Skills for Sport) University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.
Registered Member Canadian Sport Psychology Association
HeartMath Interventions Certification Program, May 2017
Level 1 T.R.E. (Tension /Trauma Releasing Exercises), Charlottetown, PEI
P.N.L.P. (Certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming for Personal and Professional Excellence) Saint John, New Brunswick
Tatamagouche Transformative Model of Education, Design and Leadership
Circle of Health Facilitator, The Quaich, Charlottetown PEI
Creating Space for What Matters
Hi, I'm Gen.
A mama of 2 boys (one with complex needs),