The Power of Scent for Emotional Balance

If you aren't already convinced of the power of essential oils aromatically, then let me see if this helps to convince you.  I was recently reminded of the power of anesthesia.  I don't know about you, but I have been "put out" a number of times in my life for various medical reasons.  I don't like the feeling of having no control over my alertness.  On more than one occasion, I fought that feeling, but it got the best of me only seconds later.  You breathe in something that hits your olfactory lobe and within a matter of seconds, you are in a deep sleep.  Your olfactory lobe, sends a signal to the brain that basically "knocks you out".  How can this be?  

If you know this uncontrollable feeling, then you understand the power of simply breathing in something aromatically.   Essential oils research is definitely on the rise and the power of aromatherapy to impact mood or to create calmness for better sleep is real and it's powerful.  ...

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Lori's Evening Routine~Epsom Salt Bath Soak

Scheduling morning and evening rituals are one of the simplest ways to implement our self-care routines. Self-Care positively impacts our health and well-being! It’s important!!

Can you spare even 5-10 minutes in the morning and evening to do a few simple self-care routines? For a number of years, I would hear the value of having rituals, but I kept feeling that I didn’t have the time. It took a one-week commitment to taking an evening soak to make me realize just how simple this is. Now, of course there are times when I miss a day, but these routines have brought so much value to my life that they are definitely a high-priority. They became a priority when I made them a priority.

Don’t be hard on yourself if you miss a day. Just be grateful for the days that you get to give yourself this gift. The important thing is to take the first steps and do it. Once you begin the task, you will see, this is incredibly simple and you can reap the benefits.

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

I often get asked what my Chia Seed Pudding recipe is.  At my coffee shop, The Cabin Drive Thru in Stevenson, WA, this is one of our most popular items.  This is a healthy and satisfying meal.  It's also gluten-free and raw-vegan, as well.  Often people ask "what is a chia seed?".  Well, it's a seed from a plant grown in southern Mexico.  They are small and super absorbent.  It's also known for having some medicinal properties. I first discovered the chia seed, when I was running ultra-marathons.  I read somewhere that runners found it helpful to put in their water bottles when running long distances for hydration and energy.  I fell in love with these little gems.  When I discovered Chia Seed Pudding, that was even better tasting.  Chia seeds offer nutritional value with Omega 3 Fatty Acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber.  Also as a runner, the Magnesium and Potassium levels are helpful.   

I often get asked,...

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