How to Calm Your Mind

Mother is Eternal | How to Calm Your Mind

You are captivated by the sounds of the sea. Gentle and soft against the sand just like yourself. We stood where the waves break. Do you know how small you are? How small we are? The world is vast and never-ending. Always remember to unwind, little one. To become calm like the sea. To go with the flow even when storms become rough. To find balance like the ripples in the sea. To keep your heart light like its floating on water. Remember to breathe in, be calm, and free your mind. Remember to be formless like water and simply flow.

This is what I told Maddox at 14 weeks and this is what I’ll continue to remind him as he grows. It’s a similar mantra I instill in my daily life and the same mantra I’d like Maddox to appreciate. Calming your mind helps you heal, not only in mind but in body as well. Here are some tips to nourish your mind.

Learn to let go of stress
Constant stress can be detrimental to your daily health so make sure you take time to renew. Don’t let stress consume you and learn to let go of negative emotions. By holding onto these negative emotions, you merely prolong stress and continue to cycle it into your life. Remember that it’s okay to be selfish and sometimes you need to put yourself first. Your mental and physical health are crucial. Otherwise, aspects in your life begin to fail as well be it a relationship, work, family, home life, or friendships. Take the time to honor your needs in order to be better in all aspects and stress less.

Eliminate clutter
By minimizing, you help maximize your life. Create a space that won’t keep you distracted. The less you have, the less you have to clean and the less you have to stress. An open space helps promote an open mind. Follow this 30 day challenge to start eliminating unnecessary items in order to help you discover more about yourself and simplify your life.

This doesn’t just mean physical clutter but mental clutter as well. Get rid of unwanted information. Watch TV and scroll Facebook a little less. Limit yourself and instead read a book, learn a craft, go outside, write a letter, exercise. Rather than stimulating your mind with electronics, wind down with something more tangible and less mind-numbing.

Live in the present
Tying yourself down to the past or a nonexistent future can be wasteful. It is consuming your mind of things that cannot be changed or things that may never even happen. This doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten the past or that you’re unaware of future possibilities. It’s simply a realization that this moment is all there is. Release what cannot be controlled and focus on what can be. You’ll live happier and it’ll help transform your life entirely.

So what can you do?
Meditation (one of my favorite ways to calm my mind). Learn new skills. Pick up a craft. Find a new job. Exercise. Do yoga. Take a trip to some place new. Lay on your couch. Take a couple days off work to recoup. Take a hike. Go home. Diffuse some oils. Take a bath. Start a journal. Surround yourself with positive folks with good energy. Step out into the sun and feel the warmth on your cheeks. Go for a swim and follow the flow of the water. Take time to focus on what’s important: friends, family, children, love, your self. Connect with nature.

As you learn to calm your mind, watch your mind and body heal. I promise it will be a wonderful journey and a beautiful transformation.

Essential Oils: Frankincense

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be touching base on all the essential oils in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit and presenting you with information, benefits, recipes, and other resources. If you feel like purchasing a Wholesale Membership along with the Premium Starter Kit, feel free to sign-up here or if you don’t want to purchase a starter kit and just want the one essential oil you can sign up through me as a Retail Customer here instead. Please join me on this oily journey. 

Dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians, Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) is a known and loved oil. Extracted from the resin, Frankincense is used for cosmetic purposes, spiritual and religious traditions, and all-around wellness. The scent is spicy and earthy with the slightest hint of fruity.

Lately, I’ve been adding Frankincense into Dave’s daily routine to help control the acne on his back. Within a week, the results have already been incredible: the size of the acne has reduced, the redness has gone down, and there are less spots than there were. Guys, I’m seriously amazed. Even Dave (the one who usually mocks my crunchy & natural approaches) is impressed! The recipe is simple: 1-2 drops per teaspoon of coconut oil. Layer Copaiba on afterward to magnify Frankincense’s properties (it’s an expensive oil so you’ll be able to use less by using copaiba).

Seriously, this oil is heavenly.

Benefits & Uses

Stress Relief
Diffuse a little throughout your day to release negative emotions. Use 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil per 1-2 drops of oil and add to your bath to relax or as an oil to massage onto the soles of your feet. Both will have you feeling refreshed and anew in no time.

Acne, Scars & Stretch marks
Use this oil to help reduce the appearance of acne, scars, and stretch marks. I wouldn’t recommend using it on an open wound but use it to aid healing and fade scar tissue.

Swollen Joint Relief & General Pain
Massage 1-2 drops of Frankincense onto the affected area with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil.

Immune Support
Frankincense helps strengthen, boost, and activate the immune system.

Sleep Aid
Keep this next to your diffuser for night time sleep. Frankincense helps promote relaxation, a release of negative emotions, and satisfaction.

Meditation & Prayer
A perfect addition to your yoga routine, Frankincense helps you to relax. It’ll open your senses and breathing patterns. Put a few drops in your diffuser and take a deep breath. Bring yourself into peace & calm.

Pairs well with:
Myrrh, bergamont, any citrus oil, sandalwood, chamomile, vanilla, and clary sage.

Until August 14, 2015, the Premium Starter Kit at Young Living is $10 off. This means a $300 value for only $150! It comes with 11 oils including the magic of Frankincense (a normal value of $73 wholesale for a 15ml). By joining through me here, I become your sponsor. Therefore I can help you with anything you need. Business questions, essential oil questions, uses, safety concerns, etc. You name it, I’ll help you. It also helps us get to know each other on a more personal level while learning, loving, and navigating the world of essential oils. If you have any questions, read this information or contact me here.

Use is not recommended while pregnant or nursing. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Essential Oils: Lemon

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be touching base on all the essential oils in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit and presenting you with information, benefits, recipes, and other resources. If you feel like purchasing a Wholesale Membership along with the Premium Starter Kit, feel free to sign-up here or if you don’t want to purchase a starter kit and just want the one essential oil you can sign up through me as a Retail Customer here instead. Please join me on this oily journey. 

Did you know? It takes 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil! Of everything, lemon is my most favored scent and flavor. The aroma is bright, crisp, and enticing while the taste is zesty and tangy. It’s citrus-y power reaches culinary dishes to cleaning supplies to detoxing. It’s one of the most powerful essential oils with a vast array of benefits. It’s a necessity in your oily arsenal.

Benefits & Uses

Cleaning
The citrus of the lemon helps penetrate dirt, grease, and grime. It’s a wonderful tool for cleaning your household. All you need is a spray bottle filled with warm water, 3 tablespoons of castile soap, and 15-20 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix those ingredients together and you have your own cleaner. You can also add a little white vinegar to help cut the grime.

Energy Booster & Mood Enhancer
The refreshing aroma of lemon is a wonderful energy booster. Diffuse a little in the morning when you wake up or during a stagnant part of your day.You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated immediately! 

Stain Remover
If you have children, you know how messy they can get. A favorite way to use lemon is as a stain remover. All you need is 5-7 drops of lemon, 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin and 1/4 cup of water. Pour and shake into a spray bottle, rub onto the material, and throw in the wash. It’ll come out like new!

Another tip: Dry it in the sun and watch the stain fade.

Reduce Occasional Anxiety & Stress
Dab a little onto your wrists and on each side of your neck to enhance your performance and calm your mood. You can also massage it onto your feet daily to help start your day.

Weight Loss
Lemon has been used for years for detoxing purposes. It promotes energy, a healthy metabolism, and helps digestive ailments making it a great tool for weight loss. Young Living’s Lemon essential oil is safe for ingestion so you can add a drop into your glasses of water throughout the day. This will help your digestion issues, metabolism, circulation, cravings, and work to detoxify your body – all ways to drop the pounds. You can also help detox your body by massaging it onto the reflex points of your feet.

Feel free to purchase your own lemon oil by joining Young Living. By joining through me, you’ll be put on a waiting list to receive my FREE ebook filled with recipes, safety concerns, information about a variety of essential oils and more! If you join as a wholesale member, you’ll be entered into my raffle to win a free 10 oil case. More information about Young Living can be found here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.