The Magic of Nature ~Essential Oils

 

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The Magic of Nature

I have always believed that Nature provides us with everything that we need to be Healthy, Happy, and Sensuous.  Recently, I became aware of a new way to get more in touch with Nature, and my Sensuous Self . . . Essential Oils.  Essential Oils are highly-concentrated essences from plants that make a plant magical.  They are derived from trees, flowers, herbs, grasses, and resins, using low pressure distillation or cold pressing.  Essential oils are compounds within the plants that are the plants’ natural defense mechanisms.  They help protect the plant.  These compounds are beneficial, and can be used to help us in similar ways.

“Stress Away” got me started.  A friend of mine gave me a drop of “Stress Away.”  I put the drop in my hand, then rubbed my hands together, cupped my hands over my face, and inhaled.  As a psychiatric RN, working night shift in a stressful environment, I discovered that just inhaling the “Stress Away” made me feel more relaxed.  “Stress Away” is a blend of essential oils created by Young Living that includes Vanilla, Lime, Copaiba, Cedarwood, Ocotea, and Lavender. . . .  I love this Essential Oil so much that I’m getting a “Stress Away” Rollerball for several people on my gift-giving list this year!

Here are a few of my Favorites:

Frankincense Oil . . .  I love what it does for my complexion, and how it makes me feel more serene and connected to my Inner Wisdom.  I put a drop in my hand, rub my hands together, and then press them against my face as I inhale.

Lemon Oil . . . Lemon oil is energizing and cleansing.  I enjoy putting a drop or two of real lemon or orange oil in a glass of water every day.  I use a few drops of Stevia to sweeten it.

Lavender . . . I made a Lavender Spray by adding 5 drops of real Lavender Oil in a 3 oz. spray bottle filled with water.  Spraying real Lavender water on my pillow helps me sleep more peacefully and awaken with more energy.

“Thieves” Blend . . . I consider “Thieves” Essential Oil… essential for me to use while I’m at work.  I put a few drops into my Diffuser and it clears the air without having to resort to harsh chemical sprays.  “Thieves” also supports Healthy Immune Function, and helps me feel more relaxed and grounded.  The “Thieves” Blend was designed by Gary Young, YoungLiving.com , and was inspired by a Legend of Four 15th Century Thieves, who used aromatic herbs to keep them healthy, while they were robbing the dead and dying.

What can I say? . . . I ended up buying the Premium Starter Kit which gives me a 24% discount. . . .  This is very helpful, because I keep finding new Essential Oils to Love.

Why I Chose Young Living Essential Oils . . .

Young Living has been in business for over 20 years, and offers the “Seed to Seal” Promise for their Oils. This means that they are in charge of each step of production, beginning with choosing the Seeds and continuing on until each bottle is Sealed.  Young Living’s Farms and Partner Farms are Organic, Sustainable, and Beneficial to the Environment, as well as the People who work with them, and the surrounding areas.

Those are all great reasons to Love this Company!  But, the main reason I love Young Living is that their Essential Oils are 100% High-Quality, Pure, and Therapeutic. These Pure, Therapeutic Essential Oils can be used aromatically, topically, and internally as a dietary supplement.

I never really meant to sell the products when I signed up.  But, whenever I have my Diffuser running at work, everyone wants to know what’s in it, and then, one thing leads to another.

You can find more information about Young Living Products on the website, YoungLiving.com.  I also would encourage you to do your own research to understand more about the many ways Essential Oils can be used to promote a Healthy Lifestyle.

If you know someone who sells Young Living Essential Oils – Great!  If not, you can use my number to order products from YoungLiving.com. #3056729

Enjoy the Magic of Nature that is found in Essential Oils to help you become the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy and Happy Person you want to be!

Peggy Durham

YoungLiving.com

Enroller/Sponsor ID # 3056729

You can also email me if you have any questions.

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

SensuousLifeCoach.com

If you would like to learn more ways to get in touch with the Sensuous, Healthy, Vibrant Person inside of you, my Book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach,” is available on Amazon.com.

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart! Magical Magnesium

 I have had high blood pressure, aka “Hypertension,“ on and off since I was 20 years old. After lots of investigation, it was determined there was no medical reason for the issue, and that it was most likely due to Stress.

So, one of my goals in Life has always been . . . to learn how to cope with Stress in a Healthy Way, and to do it as often as possible. I’m sure that this is something that has shaped my Life. Tension seems to be something I’ve been trying to figure out for years, and many of the things that I have tried have worked well. I started transcendental meditation back then, and my Blood Pressure was managed extremely well.  But that’s another story. . . .  There are many other things that I do . . . that relate to trying to be Less Tense or More Peaceful, like Yoga, Eating Healthy Food, Expressing Feelings, etc.  And, I sometimes remember that worrying about it has the opposite effect.  Yin and Yang . . . it’s all about Balance.

“Balance in Everything is the Key.” Almost Famous Quote

                     Peggy Durham ~ Sensuous Life Coach

Most recently, I have been having some heart palpitations or PVC’s (Premature Ventricular Contractions).   My cardiologist says that they are common, and usually do not cause any problem.  And, if you have heart palpitations, you should definitely see a doctor about them first.  Then what?  I figured that there might be something I could do to make them go away.  Of course, I had to read everything I could find on the “whys” and the possible solutions.  So, what I have learned so far is that you need to check your Lifestyle, and look for triggers for the PVC’s. There are several possible causes which include caffeine, alcohol, exercise, high blood pressure, anxiety, or an underlying heart problem.  It might also be related to a mineral deficiency in your Diet.

Our bodies are Electric, and the Heart’s rhythm is Electrical.  It makes sense that if some of the minerals in your Body are out of whack, the Electrical System may not work as well.

Magical Magnesium

Apparently, we are all a little low in Magnesium.  And, Magnesium is the Calming Mineral.  So, I’m pretty sure I’m low in that one.  We have a problem getting enough of that Calming Mineral because of our Diets (too many processed foods, white flour, and sugar), and also because Soils are not as rich in mineral content like they used to be. Magnesium is important for so many reasons in our bodies, and low magnesium levels have been shown to have an impact on Depression, Diabetes, Asthma, PMS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Pre- Eclampsia, Colorectal Cancer, and Restress Leg Syndrome.  In addition, Magnesium levels usually decrease after Menopause.

There are many things that contain Magnesium.  Here is a list from Baylor University, where studies have been done concerning the benefits of Magnesium in preventing many of the Issues mentioned above.  A diet with whole grains, and lots of fruits and vegetables is a good start.

                                                 Dietary Sources 

Rich sources of magnesium include: Other good dietary sources of this mineral include: Many herbs, spices, and seaweeds supply magnesium:
Tofu

Legumes

Whole grains

Green leafy vegetables

Wheat bran

Brazil nuts

Soybean flour

Almonds

Cashews

Blackstrap molasses

Pumpkin and squash seeds

Pine nuts

Black walnuts

Peanuts

Whole wheat flour

Oat flour

Beet greens

Spinach

Pistachio nuts

Shredded wheat

Bran cereals

Oatmeal

Bananas

Baked potatoes (with skin)

Chocolate

Cocoa powder

Agar seaweed

Coriander

Dill weed

Celery seed

Sage

Dried mustard

Basil

Fennel seed

Savory

Cumin seed

Tarragon

Marjoram

Poppy seed

Source: Magnesium | University of Maryland Medical Center

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium#ixzz3m5zajkts

I eat a Healthy Diet most of the time, but I was still having Heart Palpitations.  So, my plan was to take a supplement for a while to see how it works.  I read all about which type of Magnesium to take, and the opinions vary.  I decided to buy the magnesium supplement, “Heart Calm,” and have been trying it this past week.  So far, my heart palpitations have stopped.  I will continue to do my own research on Magnesium supplementation in my body.  I have also felt more calm, and am sleeping better. Awareness of your Body is very important, and necessary for figuring out what works for you. . . . Be sure to check with your doctor before adding any supplement.  Other supplements I take include a Multivitamin, called “Alive!” and a , “Omega-3”Fish Oil Pill by Body Vega.

I believe that one of the Keys to having a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart is having enough Magnesium.  Other things that you can do to improve the Magnesium in your Life, besides improving your Diet and supplementation, is to make Compost and grow Veggies in Rich, Organic Soil.  You can also absorb a small amount of Magnesium by taking a Bath in Epsom Salts.

Please share this information with someone who might benefit from it.  Let me know how increasing Magnesium in your Life works for you.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until later,

Peggy Durham

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

If you would like to learn more ways to get in touch with the Sensuous, Healthy, Vibrant Person inside of you, my Book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach,” is available on Amazon.com.

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Sleep Naked

Sleeping Naked can make you more Sexy, Sensuous, and Healthy in several ways. Here are a few of the reasons to peel off your clothes every night before you go to bed. 
~ Your Skin . . .    Your skin will benefit by being exposed to fresh air all night. Since you will be unencumbered by clothing, you will be able to feel the sheets moving over your skin, and this improves your body awareness. As you relax, and get ready to fall asleep, you can give yourself a massage by just running your hands along the curves of your body. Explain to your Lover that you are doing a Sensuous Exercise, and becoming more in touch with your skin. If your skin feels dry, just pull back the covers, and start applying Massage Oil to your dry skin.  Massage Oil should always be within arm’s reach while you are in bed, in case someone needs an emergency massage. Close your eyes, and pay attention to how your skin feels as your apply the massage oil. Imagine that a Sensuous Massage Guy is oiling up your body. . . . You may find that your Lover will enjoy watching you, and may decide to join in.  
~ Your Sensuous Hormones . . . Melatonin and Growth Hormones . . . One of the most important things to remember when you sleep is to “Be Cool” . . . Sleeping in a dark room is essential  for increasing your Sensuous Hormones. Darkness helps your body release Melatonin, which in turn helps your body cool down while you sleep. This is important because . . . keeping your body cool promotes the release of Growth Hormones, which regenerate the body while you sleep.   According to Natasha Turner (author of the best-selling book, “The Hormone Diet”), “As your body temperature drops, Growth Hormones are released, and work their regenerative magic.” The release of these hormones keeps your skin and hair looking healthy, sensuous, and sexy.
~ Fat-Burning Hormones . . . By keeping your body cool while you sleep, you are also helping your body release Fat-Burning Hormones. When your body is cool, you sleep deeper, which in turn decreases your Cortisol level, and increases your Appetite Controlling Hormones.
~  Oxytocin . . . Another great reason to Sleep Naked is skin-to-skin contact. Skin-to-skin contact with your Lover increases Oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. Oxytocin is involved in fighting the harmful effects of cortisol, reduces blood pressure, and increases sexual response and orgasm.  
~ Your Vagina . . .  Sleeping naked lets your private parts breathe.  Okay, so your vagina won’t really be taking deep breaths, but good air flow improves it’s health and well-being.  
~ Your Lover . . .  Most men love the idea of having a naked woman in their bed. If you usually go to bed in some kind of clothing . . . it will be a fun surprise for your Lover. When you decide to Sleep Naked . . . sneak into bed without his knowing what you have planned. I’m sure that you will enjoy his response to discovering a naked woman in his bed. You may find that you spend all night long increasing your Oxytocin.    

Peggy
SensuousLifeCoach.com
Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com