Aromatherapy helps when you’re tired and blue

I discovered aromatherapy several years ago, when I decided to do away with the use of harsh chemicals in my household products. I switched to natural laundry detergent, shampoo, and deodorant; and I was excited to make herbal remedies to help with sore throats, cuts, and low energy. I have found essential oils to be amazing companions for whatever is … Continue reading Aromatherapy helps when you’re tired and blue

Mindful Monday no. 37 – Aromatherapy

Want to feel more energized, relaxed, focused, calm, present, centered, alert, grounded in your mindfulness practice? Aromatherapy can enhance the effects of mindful living in many ways.  Place a few drops of essential oil in a burner or diffuser, and let the scent permeate the room as you take a few minutes to meditate. Add a … Continue reading Mindful Monday no. 37 – Aromatherapy

De-Stress and Energize with Reflexology

I love that look of calmness that comes over people after giving them a 5-10 minute reflexology session. Whether it is for tension in the muscles, headaches, stress, anxiety or numerous other conditions the outcome is always the same.        WOW!! they say. My headache’s gone, I don’t feel as tense, I can breathe more easily and … Continue reading De-Stress and Energize with Reflexology

In Our Own Backyards: Karen Van Dyck’s Cures for What Ails Us

Karen Van Dyck is a professional herbalist, natural health consultant, educator and perfumer from Vancouver Island. In this interview, she shares the story of her path to natural health care and some tips for using scents for energy and relaxation. Let’s start at the beginning. Can you tell us about your journey in to natural … Continue reading In Our Own Backyards: Karen Van Dyck’s Cures for What Ails Us