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On my first night in India, many years ago, I purchased a bracelet of Jasmine flowers from a young man in the street.  Out of all the sensory inputs that India has to offer I remember the smell of Jasmine the most, well that and the crazy hot food we ate that night. It’s a […]

Stress is Not the Goal

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Sigh, still not perfect.  I often let work stress me to the point of agitation.  Usually because I get caught up in making it work. When I finally remember that stress is not the goal, and what my real purpose is, I calm down, feel more centered and sure of my path. I just have […]

Take a Breath for Peace

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The anger monster lives in all of us.  News reports speak of people who commit violence as different.  Just as people who commit violent acts see their victims as different.  We are all the same, rage is but a heartbeat.   How do we know which of us will explode next? Through science we know […]


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Having given myself a mild sunburn yesterday, it seems appropriate to say a word about the wonders of Lavender.  A few drops mixed with a teaspoon of Jojoba oil quickly reduced the stinging of my overly pink skin.  I’ve also had great results using it on the allergy related rashes. Mild topical anesthetic Calming – […]

Aromatherapy Basics

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Aromatherapy, in a nutshell, is the use of essential oils through application to the skin, inhalation, or ingestion. Uses range from the simple enjoyment of aromas to treatment of illness and skin conditions.