2014 May

Aromatherapy Class Series

In conjunction with the Celebration Library Summer Reading Series

I am pleased to announce a new series of EIGHT FREE CLASSES that I am presenting in conjunction with the Celebration Library!  Thank you to Jennifer for all of your help in bringing this to fruition!

We are still determining the actual format for some of the classes but the dates/topics will be as follows:

June 11 – Green Cleaning
June 18 – Muscle Rub
June 25 – Bug Repellent
July 2 – Hand Sanitizer
July 8 – 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture
July 16 – Gentle Baby
July 23 – Treat the Skin
July 30 – Stress Relief

All classes will offer a PowerPoint presentation and loads of opportunities to experience the healing nature of aromatherapy.  Other fun things to look for are demos, raffles, colorful handouts, and chair massages!

Additionally I will be completing my Infant Massage Certification this summer and will be adding a baby massage segment to the “Gentle Baby” class.  Due to the nature of the presentation, it is not advised to bring children at this time.  HOWEVER, if there is interest in a future baby massage class, please let me know and I may be able to coordinate with the library staff on that.

Classes will start at 7:00 and they are free to the public.

I hope to see you there!!

The Strong-Willed Child

A pastor at a church we attended when we lived in Westlake, OH once said that “raising teens is like trying to nail jello to a tree.”  I invite you to listen in as I get a few things through my head!!

In dealing with a strong-willed child experts say that increasing communication strategies increases relationship quality.  They suggest questions to and not to ask…

Relationship Building Questions
1.  Do you want help with that?
2.  Does this frustrate you?
3.  Is that what you meant to do?
4.  What can I do to help?
5.  Is that what you wanted?
6.  Do you know why I want you to do that?

Relationship Destroying Questions
1.  Why did you do that?
2.  Why do you feel that way?
3.  When are you going to learn?
4.  What were you thinking?
5.  What’s the matter with you?
6.  Why can’t you just do what you are told?

No need to raise hands.  I have enough hands in air for all of us!

I have found the examples in the book series Parenting Teenagers with Love and Logic helpful in explaining many relationship dynamics I did not know about or learn.

Staying Hydrated

Warm summer days are just around the corner!  And that means it’s time to beef up your water intake.  What is suggested is half your weight in ounces (i.e. 100lbs = 50oz water per day).

I recently read that phosphorus-laden sodas are the #1 source of calories in the US and in many cases the main source of fluids!

The average American drinks a staggering 56 GALLONS of soda each year – a surefire way to ensure health problems, including an increased risk of kidney stones.  And even more hair-raising…children as young as five years old are developing kidney stones with soda consumption being the major contributor to this disturbing trend.

This gives the term “getting stoned” a whole new connotation!!

DID YOU KNOW…

…that Idaho Balsam Fir Essential Oil is grounding, stimulating to the mind, and relaxing to the body?

Simply inhaling Balsam Fir is shown to reduce cortisol levels by 40%!  This might be just what the doctor ordered once those kiddies start hanging around the house every day with the start of summer vacation!!

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