the energy of *oils*

Magical Monday to you! In my photo this week I share two of my favorite *oils*; Frankincense and Oregano.
Frankincense is great for relieving long term stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, and boosting immunity. I use it before and after my hot yoga practice to help my flexibility and to enhance the benefits of peace and calm from the yoga practice.
Oregano is well known as a natural alternative to antibiotics. I have always loved the smell of oregano and it also reduces inflammation and boost immunity. I like to use it for minor skin irritation also. It was used in ancient Greece to heal wounds.
So this week I invite you to try frankincense or oregano to enhance the energy of peace and calmness in your life and give a little boost to your immunity.
Great joy to you!
Love, love, love!

The energy of *resilience*

Magical Monday to you
and Happy New Moon! In my photos this week, I share a few of the fun things that help me *bounce back* from the unexpected challenges of life. In this past week, Ive experienced a wonderful mini break in San Diego as well as a major challenge.
The mini vacation was wonderful and magical and a nice change of energy and pace. The challenge was a bolt of lightening.
So, what helps to bounce back from a major shift in life that is unexpected?
One of my favorite ways is to continue to enjoy good, healthy, nutritional food. I love this kale and avocado salad and it is one of my favorite items for dinner. In addition to good food, while I was running on the beach and after I finished my meditation; I was walking along and looked down at just the right time to see this beautiful green glass heart right before it got washed away by a wave.
Its a perfect little heart and sends a message of love and hope. Its amazing how little guideposts can come ito your life just when you need them the most.
So, I feel the energy of resilience is simply a combination of keeping up with healthy habits, energies, and food in spite of challenges. And, in addition, to be able to embrace lifes little treasures as we enjoy this magnificient journey we call life.
So this week, I invite you to enjoy the new moon energy of creativity and new beginnings and to enjoy the energy of *bouncing back* through keeping your positive flow of energy going until it comes back around for you.
Great joy to you!
Love, love love!