Haunted By Stress? Get Your On-The-Go Natural Stress Relievers

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You’re the Caregiver. You’re juggling work deadlines, looking after kids, shopping for your parents and picking up their meds, dinner schedules (“another take-out?”), housework (“Can I get a maid please?”)… and the “to-do” list doesn’t stop there. While you’re managing a million different things, your body is reacting to the pressures and stresses you’re encountering every day. Sometimes you even stress about how stressed you are because you know the negative impact stress can have on the body!

You know all of this, but there’s simply no time to slow down.

Thankfully, there are natural home remedies for on-the-go stress relief that may help you find a greater measure of calm and relaxation when you’re short on time.

stressaway1.    Keep your purses armed with mini stress-fighting essentials

Wherever life takes the day, your purse is often a staple you keep close. From stress balls for when your stress buttons are being pushed, to refreshing mints when you need a perk up, it’s helpful to keep simple stress relievers on-hand.

Stress Away can also provide simple and fast stress relief, and while you’re stuck in traffic or at the office, you can count on a portable USB diffuser  for easy, on-the-go diffusing!

 

2.   Try the triple threat trio

The next time you need to de-stress, grab your PeppermintBasil and Helichrysum essential oils. This powerful trio is effective at minimizing feelings of burnout when used together:

  1. Place 1 – 2 drops each of Peppermint, Basil and Helichrysum oils on a soft tissue or handkerchief.
  2. Hold the tissue a few inches from your nose and take slow, deep breaths to inhale the relaxing combination.
  3. Repeat as needed up to three times a day.

If you accidentally bring the oils in contact with sensitive nasal tissues, rinse the area thoroughly with vegetable oil until discomfort subsides.

3.   Target stress areas with Orange and Cedarwood

cedarwood1Take a moment to check in with your body and identify how and where it’s reacting to stress. Are you feeling tense in your stomach or a heaviness in your chest? Local application using a carrier oil is one of the quickest and simplest ways to start feeling the stress-reducing effects of essential oils like Orange and Cedarwood.

Bonus: you’ll love the way the uplifting citrus aroma of Orange mixes with the warm, woody smell of Cedarwood.

  1. Dilute 1 – 2 drops each of Orange and Cedarwood essential oils with approximately 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
  2. Rub the oil gently onto the preferred area of the body with two fingers, using circular motions, making sure to avoid mucous membranes and eyes.
  3. Repeat this process up to three times per day as needed.

Tip: Since you never know when feelings of stress may strike, place this mixture in a roll-on bottle so you can take it with you.

Last but not least: Talking to someone who understand your challenges as a caregiver is a great way to start making changes for yourself and get out of the “haunted-by-stress-hamsterwheel”. Click here to leave me a message and I’ll get in touch with you, you won’t regret.

A Hug In A Bottle to Uplift and Inspire You

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It’s been one of those days. Your presentation at work didn’t go as hoped, traffic was terrible, your mom’s appointment at the Doctor got postponed, it’s raining, your to-do list is 10 pages long, and someone ate the last of the leftover takeout you were planning on for dinner. All you want to do is crawl into bed with a blanket over your head and call it a day.

We all have days that feel overwhelming, hard, sad, or exhausting. Whether you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed, lonely, or homesick, the pure, gentle aroma of essential oils can help you reset, reflect, and spiritually rejuvenate. Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for when you’re down in the dumps.

Valor Essential OilValor®: A hug for courage

It’s easy to identify the things we want to change about our lives, but it’s much harder to have the courage to actually take action. Fear of obstacles, embarrassment, and failure can leave us in a constant state of analysis paralysis. When you find yourself with a high-stakes day on the horizon, the aroma of Valor essential oil blend can help invite feelings of courage and strength.

Usage tip: Establish a daily practice of reciting self-affirmations in the mirror while inhaling this grounding blend to promote feelings of self-love and confidence.

Release essential oil blendRelease™: A hug for liberation

As we go about our day, we pick up emotional baggage—a hurtful comment, a negative thought, a troubling news article—and after a while it can start to build up and weigh us down. It’s critical that we take time each day to unload and free ourselves. The balancing aroma of Release essential oil blend can help you let go of negativity and lighten your spirit.

Usage tip: During a difficult conversation with a family member or loved one, diffuse this blend to help you stay open-minded and positive.

Present Time essential oilPresent Time™: A hug for gratitude

It’s easy to find yourself focusing so much on the regret of yesterday and the anticipation of tomorrow that you forget about the gift and beauty of today. Diffuse Present Time and practice mindful meditation to help yourself embrace and celebrate the present moment. Let its aroma remind you to slow down and notice life’s little joys—the mesmerizing beauty of raindrops streaming slowly down a windowpane, the sound of birds singing in the morning. There is beauty and wonder all around if you just take the time to look for it.

Usage tip: Diffuse this blend while tackling a mundane chore like laundry or dusting to help you stay mindful and grateful even during less-pleasant tasks.

Do you want to explore the benefits of Young Living’s pure & therapeutic grade essential oils?
Send me an email: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com or click connect and send me a note. I’m happy to chat with you… because I care for you and your family.

Essential Oils – Online Symposium 2017: Join us for free!

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BioCode Academy is proud to present its first Global Online Essential Oils Symposium!

Join us as we delve into the wellness powers and business opportunities of essential oils. With more than 30 speakers lending their knowledge and expertise all in one place, you do not want to miss this Symposium!

Register below to access 5+ free educational videos per day — One full week of amazing information from experts all over the world!
  • Learn more about how essential oils can benefit your life, physically and emotionally.
  • Deepen your knowledge about the processes of planting, harvesting, and creating essential oils.
  • Understand why you should add essential oil supplements to your daily habits.
  • Grow your passion in changing your life and the lives of those around you, including children and pets.

Click to register for free!

If you like to learn for yourself how pure and therapeutic grade essential oils can help your personal wellbeing, please contact me or visit my Young Living Essential Oils website.

Wellness with Essential Oils, for Caregivers & Families

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Essential Oils: Nature’s Living Energy

Discover the incredible versatility of essential oils, and learn how millions use them to supplement a healthy lifestyle.

What are essential oils, and why use them?

Essential oils are natural, aromatic liquids found in plants that have been used for thousands of years in cultures all across the world. Essential oils are a natural way to support a healthy lifestyle, help maintain physical and emotional wellness, clean and purify your home, care for your hair and skin, and promote spirituality.

I use Young Living essential oils and household products for a reason…

When it comes to essential oils – farming, distilling, and sourcing is everything! Young Living has carefully curated farms all over the world, and uses a proprietary Seed to Seal® Process that produces the most authentic essential oils available today.

Unlike other essential oils on the market that rely on chemicals and processing, Young Living oils are never diluted, cut, or adulterated in any way. Using a proprietary, low-temperature distillation process that’s entirely chemical-free, Young Living sets the standard for purity, potency, and authenticity

I personally resonate with Young Living’s mission to create a healthier planet and helping families live a healthier life. This includes you, your children, your parents… and your pets! The founder Gary D. Young carefully crafts his essential oils, oil blends and products after in-depth research and testing in Young Living’s own labs as well as in third party labs.

I couldn’t do without my daily “dose of oils” and save on cleaning products because I only use the “Thieves® Household Cleaner”, my secret weapon for a healthy home! I use it for everything: from windows, to floors, to bathroom. Thieves® has been described as a “miracle blend” of purifying oils with a myriad of uses in and around your home. It’s not just safe, it’s revered for its support of healthy immune function and overall wellness.

Click here to visit my Essential Oils website and learn about a healthy lifestyle and chemical free home.

Would you like to chat with Saskia about how you can apply therapeutic grade essential oils to your specific situation? Please click here to connect with me and leave a message. Or you can email me directly: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com

7 Simple Tips for Effective & Fulfilling Caregiving: Visiting Your Parents

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Every day I hear about caregivers who are struggling.
In my workshops people start smiling and breathing a sigh of relief when I share my practical tips.
People ask me: “Why is life as a caregiver so hard?” 

You love your parent, you care for your parent and NOW WHAT?

Here are 7 practical tips that you can apply when visiting your parent(s), and remember… it always starts with You:

  1. Enter the house with a smile:
    Take a couple of deep breaths before you go in for your visit, so you slow down and focus on a pleasant visit, a cup of tea together and the tasks at hand. Leave behind what happened earlier in the day, feel happy and smile.
  2. Connect with your parent:
    Sit down for at least a few minutes before you start doing any tasks.
    Ask how their day was, and take the time to listen. The best way for a nice conversation? Ask ONE open question and let them chat away. Don’t interrupt in any way.Put your hand over his/her: gentle touch works magic and make sure you smile. If that is a challenge, think how much you love that person. Making a connection and being present makes you both feel good.
    Suggestion: if the TV is on, suggest to turn it off for a while or have the volume down.
  3. Talk slowly when you talk to your parent:
    Our lives are often so busy and we tend to talk fast, way too fast for seniors.
    No multitasking when you talk: do not put groceries away and talk to them while you have your back turned to them or are in another room.
  4. Let your mom or dad know what you’re doing:
    Tell them what tasks you will be doing during your visit. Don’t rush through the house.
    Slowing down is a skill you may and for sure will have to develop; you will notice that it has a positive effect on your loved ones and on yourself.
  5. Have your eyes and ears open for risks & “the unusual”:
    Always keep your eyes open during your visit. Things can change in an instant and seniors are at risk for falls. Is there anything that gets in their way when they walk through the house? Are there any small rugs to trip over? Is the phone within reach? Are there any spills on the kitchen floor? Do you smell something different?
    Be aware of the unusual: a burner on the stove left on, a tap running, an unlocked patio door, the phone off the hook, food left on the counter for hours, a broken lightbulb etc..
  6. Keep a journal at hand:
    A notebook comes in handy. Keep it in your parent’s house so all family members can document their findings and experience about anything you want to remember and anything that is unusual (see #5)
    Make sure that everyone involved knows who is responsible for follow-up. Think about it and make a decision.
  7. How long is your visit?
    It’s helpful when you announce how long your visit will be. Give a reminder 10 minutes before you leave. Sit down for the final 5 minutes and connect (see #2). Understand the importance for them… and for YOU!

And don’t forget: feel good about your visit!
After you leave the house and you’re back in your car, take a moment to pat yourself on the back and feel good about your visit. Share your experience with your family members, friends and update them with facts and fun stuff, via phone, a letter or an email. Be aware that social media is not necessarily the place to post publicly all about your loved ones. Consider creating a private or secret Facebook-Group-Page that is only for family members and close friends, so it is safer to share any updates.

What’s next?
As you know, you can ask me anything. When the caregiving journey gets too overwhelming and you keep having thoughts about “my life and my health sucks…”  or “I am not sure if I’m doing it right…” , then connect with Saskia and book yourself a One-Off Emergency Care coaching session. You’ll be so glad you did!

THE BEST self-care strategies for caregivers who care for aging parents

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Event: THE BEST Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers who Care for Aging Parents
When: Wednesday June 21st, 2017 | from 7.15-9.15 pm
Location: Swansea Town Hall, Etobicoke, ON (Gemmell Room)

This important workshop teaches you the best key strategies for self-care and includes practical caregiving tips, tools and resources to make your caregiving journey more effective, fullfilling and happy while you stay on top of your own health AND live your own life.

Saskia shares her wisdom and knowledge as a coach and former frontline worker with 10 years of experience in the Caregiver Service Industry.

In this workshop Saskia will help you:
  • Understand why self-care is your first and foremost priority.
  • Discover how REAL SELF-CARE improves your life & wellbeing
  • Gain insight in the practical “stuff” and resources that makes your caregiving journey easier.
  • To go from “impatient” to “I’m patient” in five seconds flat!
    This exercise is highly impactful and helps you to improve confidence, mind-clarity and
    your ability to make good decisions.

For tickets ($ 10) please click: Workshop tickets

Questions?  Please email Saskia Jennings: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com or click here to leave your message

Self-Care & Essential Oils: tips & tools for caregivers who care for aging parents

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Event: Self-Care & Essential Oils: tips & tools for caregivers who care for aging parents
When: Wednesday May 31st or June 14th, 2017 | from 7.15 – 9.15 pm
Location: Swansea Town Hall, Etobicoke, ON (Gemmell Room)

This workshop teaches you the best key strategies for self-care and effective caregiving.
Saskia shares her wisdom and knowledge as a coach and former frontline worker with 10 years of experience in the Caregiver Service Industry.

You also learn how essential oils have been used for generations to ease symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia. Many caregivers are now using these trusted, pure and therapeutic grade oils to ease anxiety, boost memory and improve the mood of loved ones living with dementia and alzheimers. Using essential oils in your life and especially while on your caregiving journey will help you create a wonderful way to support everyone’s wellbeing.

In this workshop you learn:
  • Why self-care is your first and foremost priority: gain important insights in the mind-body connection.
  • Practical tips that makes your caregiving journey more effective & fulfilling.
  • To go from “impatient” to “I’m patient” in five seconds flat!
    This exercise is highly impactful and helps you to improve confidence, mind-clarity and
    your ability to make good decisions.
  • Which essential oils are best suited for people living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

For tickets ($10) please click: Workshop tickets

Questions?  Please email Saskia Jennings: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com or click here to leave your message