Monthly Archives: January 2016

Love/Hate Update 1/22/16

This is going to be a really quick update.  It’s been quite a week: Fluctuating temps, high pain levels, car repairs, a phone that is rapidly going to the surplus shop in the sky, and I’m probably leaving something out.

Anyhoo, here we go.

Love:

-St. Terese.  I will probably piss off a lot of Protestants by saying this, but the saints have become spiritual ancestors for me, especially St. Therese.  Had she been alive today,  she may have been diagnosed with some of the conditions I have.

-Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”  The book, not the Disney movie.

Hate:

-The disdain that many people have for the more liturgical, traditional denominations.  I don’t deny that there have been some unfortunate issues in Catholic churches, but there are many evangelical/contemporary denominations that are rife with corruption as well.

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Toilet Bomb Powder Recipe

My love affair with essential oil continues!  In answer to the question I am getting asked a lot, yes I will still blog about other stuff.  Spiritually a lot has been going on and I’m not sure how soon I will feel ready to share that.  But I am working on a few other ideas for non-EO posts and I will get them posted as soon as I can 🙂

Today I want to share the recipe for my latest invention:  Toilet bomb powder!  If you’re big into DIY stuff, you’ve probably seen posts and videos about bath bombs or toilet bombs.  I didn’t want the hassle of trying to mold the mixture into balls, so I made a powder that you can just plop into the toilet with a scoop!

You will need:

-1 cup of baking or washing soda

-1/4 cup citric acid

-5 drops Purification oil

-5 drops Thieves oil

-5 drops Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Orange, or Tangerine oil

Mix ingredients in a bowl.  Store in a container with a small scoop.  Dump a scoop in the toilet 2-4 times a week.  I live in a city with hard, chemical-laden water so I try to put in a scoop every day.  Recipe can be multiplied for larger batches.

To purchase Young Living essential oils, click here.

***Disclaimer:  I am not a medical doctor.  I cannot diagnose or treat diseases.  Please do not replace medical treatments with EO’s without talking to a doctor.  I do make commission from Young Living, but I use and promote their products because I believe in them 🙂 ***

Essential Oils 101: Purification!

I’ve been using essential oils and natural products for awhile, but after switching to Young Living, I got kind of obsessed.  Okay, more than a little obsessed.  Okay, a lot obsessed!  I’ll talk more about why I only use YL oils in another post.  Today I want to talk about the Purification blend.

Purification contains citronella, tea tree, and other oils that have disinfecting properties.  I like to put a couple drops on the inside of the toilet paper tube in the bathroom, along with lemon and/or Thieves.  You can also put a couple drops in the filter of a bagless vacuum,, and then it will purify the air while you’re vacuuming!

Click here to purchase.  Purification is one of the oils that comes in the Premium Starter Kit.  If you have any questions about joining or using the oils, just leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! 🙂

Purification

Fear and Doctor Visits

It’s 2016.  I graduated from high school 10 years ago.  My brain doesn’t know what to do with that.  But I digress.

I saw the fibro doc yesterday.  I have to be honest: doctor’s appointments make me pretty anxious these days.  It’s not like I’m terrified of needles or anything like that.  At this point I’m so used to them that they’re no more painful than bug bites.  (It probably helps that the Great Vein Explosion of ’15 toughened me up a bit!) It’s more about the lack of control over my body.  Doctor’s appointments feel like a big neon sign that says, “Ha ha!  Look at her!  Her body’s broken!”  I’ve always felt different.  Hearing aids, being learning disabled, and wearing modest clothing in a world of Victoria’s Secret models will do that to a person.  But I am so used to those differences by now, and they’re either positive or neutral.  I have yet to find anything positive about having a body that doesn’t feel like bodying.  Everyone my age is getting married, having babies, going back to school, getting promoted, and I’m over here jumping for joy because I successfully walked backwards in my last PT session.

I also hate doctor’s appointments because I am just so sick of medical stuff in general.  At least it’s better than when I was on Lupron in that I actually have energy for a handful of non-medical activities.  I had to stop watching “Call the Midwife”.  When I’m not actually in a clinic or hospital, I don’t want to be thinking about that stuff, if that makes any sense.

I struggled with anxiety long before my body copped an attitude.  Frankly, most of my loved ones were well-intentioned but completely misguided when it came to helping me manage my anxiety.  People think telling an anxious person that there’s “nothing to be afraid of” is a good idea, but in reality it will backfire every time.  In my situation, there are plenty of legitimate concerns.  You can’t tell me I have nothing to be afraid of.  It’s not about pretending you don’t have fears.  It’s about looking at them and saying ,”Okay, what can I reasonably do to prevent this?”  I let go of fearful thoughts a lot quicker when I have the freedom to express them and let them go.