Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Discount for all of April

April is my favorite month! In honor of Spring and renewal, I am sending everyone a coupon for $12 off any service. This coupon is only redeemable in April. Spring is the perfect time cleanse the body, relax, and renew!

If you want to "spring clean" your body, I recommend the Raindrop Technique. It's detox that will leave you feeling great for weeks!

I am also excited to announce that I am a birth doula. I help, support, and serve pregnant women. If you or someone you know is pregnant and wants a doula, refer them my way. Anyone who hires me or refers someone that hires me as a doula will receive a free massage!

My office is in Everybody Wellcome in Orem (right on State street). You can call or email to schedule you appt. I look forward to seeing you this month.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What if you slept,

and what if in your sleep you dreamed,

and what if in your dreams

you went to heaven

and there you plucked a strange and beautiful flower,

and what if when you awoke,

you had the flower in your hand?

Ah, what then?

                                      ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Reform

I went on Twitter and Facebook to read all of the upset about the health care reform. Political opinions aside, I see a silver lining: Maybe Americans will start paying attention and taking responsibility for their health! I am not talking about researching over-the-counter meds the next time your child has a runny nose and staying up-to-date on vaccines. I am referring to core lifestyle changes. How about we start feeding our families whole foods rather than mac and cheese? How about the next time you have a headache reaching for a glass of water instead of a tylenol and coke? How about getting massages, doing cleanses, walking more, listening to your body when it is tired or sick? 

I hear the same excuses:
-It's cheaper to eat processed foods.
-I don't know any other options rather than over-the-counter meds.
-It doesn't really make that big of difference.
-I am going to die one day anyway.

Heres what I think:

-I think spending more on groceries every week is worth increased brain and body functions. Its also cheaper than sick families and doctor visits.
-It IS scary but also really liberating learning about new products and new ways of dealing with illness. Inform yourself! There are many classes offered through health food stores, health clinics, private practices, and members of your community. I would love to teach more classes about Young Living products and Gorgeously Green-ing your homes.
-It does make a difference to eat healthy and be proactive with your health. I know people who have cured cancer on green diets and not one treatment of radiation.
-For those who think that unhealthy habits won't haunt them after physical death, don't understand anything about anything.

In conclusion, I want Americans to reform their health. Everyone (Especially me) needs improvement. We can rely on each other for help and support. Let's bring back community! I can't think of a more worthwhile cause than helping each other be healthy.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Beautiful Desert

When I think of Arizona, I think of boring terrain. Granted, I haven't been everywhere in AZ, but I just roadtriped through a lot of the state and was very visually stimulated. First of all, Arizona license plates are colorful for a reason. I saw so many beautiful colors in the desert. The saguaros cacti are enormous. Arizona is the only place in the world where the saguaros grow. It is also a very mountainous state--not flat. Between the mountains, cactus, flowers, and red rock, I was in heaven.

In Sedona, I hiked a one of seven vortexes. I really enjoyed that experience. Overall, Sedona is amazing. I have heard that it is the prettiest city in the US. I could believe that.

Jerome is another beautiful city. Former mining city, turned ghost town, and now its an artsy touristy city. Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool resides in Jerome and runs an art gallery. So, you can imagine how cool it is...

What I enjoyed most was spending time with my brother and his family. I went to Arizona to drive my brother's car for him. They needed an extra driver and I wanted a getaway. They moved to the Verde valley- which is right in the middle of Sedona and Jerome.

We all miss them terribly! My brother is awesome and a great friend.

My brother has total faith and trust that the universe will provide and it does! (I get scared and anxious). He moved his family to Arizona because its beautiful. He had no job or place to live before he went down there. Not surprisingly, it all worked out. I hope to have that kind of faith in the universe one day!

Thanks for the awesome road trip, beautiful adventure, and lesson learned!

Note: I did not take these pictures.