Care With Purpose

Essential Oil

Essential Oil

Essential oils are concentrated compounds extracted from plants, roots, seeds, bark, and flowers.  The oils capture the plants flavor and scents or its “essence.”  Since they are so concentrated, it is best to start slow.  A little goes a long way.    Scent is one of our strongest senses.  Pleasant aromas can conjure happy memories.  A pleasant fragrance can lift our spirits.  Aromatherapy uses the scents of essential oils to stimulate both our olfactory glands and our brain.    Aromatherapy  If you have a diffuser, follow the directions using distilled water, several drops of essential oil and turn the machine on.  Try mixing different combinations of oils.  The scented steam adds moisture to the air which is good...

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Lou CARE

Lou CARE

The Dalai Lama says altruism is the best source of happiness. 

Happiness all the time may be an unattainable goal, however the pursuit and maintenance of positivity is a worthwhile and satisfactory goal that leads to a more positive life. So how do we stay positive, especially now? How do we even get positive in the first place

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Stone Muse

Stone Muse

While many of us played with stones and rocks as children, the Stone Muse actually spoke to them.  To be fair, they started it.  Her first memory is of her four-year-old self being told by the stones where they came from in the Earth and how they traveled to the surface.

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Self-care

Self-care

What is self-care? There is a lot of talk about it. Everyone SHOULD be doing it, right? The question worth answering is what is self-care FOR YOU. Self-care, for me, used to look like a superficial picture of a bubble bath with a messy bun, candles burning in a better homes and gardens bathroom. Or sitting in a lotus pose and mastering that meditation technique everyone else seems to be doing for at least 15 minutes. It was completely manufactured. If you’re anything like me, you have a decent bathtub but it is cluttered with bath toys, and you don’t really...

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COVID-19

COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.

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