2011 April

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It is never the wrong time to make changes for the better, to refocus and reset your sites. Why not take a minute to jot down 4 things you can to do improve your health this month. Maybe take one walk and enjoy fresh air, maybe take one bike ride, maybe make one healthy food choice, and maybe schedule one massage.

What you do matters, especially when it comes to your own health.

Every seven years your body completely regenerates. All your cells, tissue, habits, and even external features change. You are what you eat and you become what you live today. Because what you do matters!

Now, the hard part is holding yourself accountable to see if you accomplished your goal! Why not let someone else in on your venture if you choose to take this challenge?

Here is my list of four one-time activities for the month of April. (I decided to think of one thing for each of these four categories, but you can do it however you want.)
1. Mental: Sit outside in the sunshine and read
2. Physical: Attend pilates class
3. Emotional: Get a craniosacral therapy treatment
4. Spiritual: Sing hymns in the bathtub

And now all 700 of you please hold me accountable. I’ll let you know how I did next month. I’d love to hear from you too! Love and health, Monica

APRIL AND MAY ESSENTIAL OIL WORKSHOPS

BUG REPELLENT

Just in time for summer! Join me for an interactive presentation about using essential oils to make an effective bug repellent blend that can be used in a variety of applications. And make your own spray to take home with you!
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 16/1-3pm
VENUE: Artisan Park Clubhouse
COST: $7
RSVP: 407.566.8852 (It is important so I have enough supplies. Space is limited.)

ESSENTIAL OIL BASICS

Learn the basics about 9 everyday essential oils.
Incorporate them into your daily routine for more natural living.
Become environmentally friendly!
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 30/1-3pm (or maybe a little later)
VENUE: Artisan Park Clubhouse
COST: Free
RSVP: Nice, but not crucial

HAND SANITIZER

Join me for an interactive presentation to learn the ingredients for an effective hand sanitizing blend that can be used in a variety of applications. You will have a chance to make a hand sanitizing spray that is great for those dirty carts at the store, the filthy gas pump, and sticky fingers in the backseat!
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 14/1-3pm
VENUE: Artisan Park Clubhouse
COST: $7
RSVP: 407.566.8852 (It is important so I have enough supplies. Space is limited.)

2-FER DEAL:

Come to both make and take workshops for $10.

OIL DEAL:

If you are interested in ordering your own set of oils for either the repellent or the sanitizer, I am glad to discount the total cost of the oils by the amount paid for the class – either $7 or $10. Offer is only good on the entire set of oils and does not apply to individual bottles.

OIL ESSENTIALS: Natural Sleep Remedies

The “Sleep in America” Poll (2002) showed that 58% of adults in the U.S. experienced symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week. Sleep is the ultimate rejuvenator and regenerator. Deep rest and sleep is one of the main states that allows the body to do its self-healing and to keep us looking younger.

With good rest and sleep the immune system stays intact and the youthful glow remain in the eyes and face. Insomnia, can keep us from maximizing our abilities to do most anything. Stress, depression, decreased melatonin, medications, and medical conditions are all very valid reasons for sleep to be disrupted. But valid or not we need our sleep!

There are several natural remedies for sleep that include food, holistic practices, environment and essential oils:
1. Eat tryptophan-rich healthy foods for supper like beans, whole grains, peanuts, eggs
2. Institute a new practice/frequent routine of exercise, MASSAGE, or acupuncture
3. Use essential oil in the evening like lavender in a bath, vetiver on your feet, roman chamomile dabbed on your wrists

* Not FDA evaluated or meant to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease.

GENTLE REMINDERS: Legs and Toes

Bowed legs can indicate lacking minerals. Thick yellow toenails can indicate of poor circulation (common among those with a passion for sugar…creates inflammation, irritates blood vessel linings, reduces blood flow, yadda yadda yadda). Did you know that if the hairs on your toes do not grow, that is also a sign of poor circulation?

Have thick toe nails? Lack of hair on your toes? Have bowed legs? You just may be a candidate for Alzheimer’s. Why? Reduced blood flow and lack of minerals (including zinc) are all needed for optimal brain health.

MAILBAG: Thought for the Day

The better you feel physically, the easier it is to be happy. Martin Rush

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