Fall

When I stepped out of the house today to drop my son off at school, I could smell Fall in the air. Having grown up in India and having spent most of my adult life in San Francisco, I never experienced the different seasons till we moved to New England. I have learned to appreciate the four seasons here, with each feeling like the beginning of a new chapter.

Fall, to me represents an internal slowing down amidst the business of life. Most people get very busy in the Fall with school, work etc. It is also a time for reflection, not like the deep reflection that happens in Winter, but the kind where you start to look at your goals, what you want to do your life. At least that is what I am currently doing.

Personally, I love Fall. It is so beautiful, it is cool after the hot summer. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE summer, but there is something magical about Fall. I am excited to share this Fall with my son. Last year he was too young. I can’t wait to show him the leaves as they turn color. There is so much happening and yet there is the beginnings of stillness simultaneously as we approach winter.

This Fall, I am excited to try this recipe that I found. I am planning on making this for the participants at the  ‘Make & Take ‘ Class that I am hosting next week.Pumpkin-Creamer

 

It has all the flavors that symbolize Fall for me.  Cinnamon Bark is one of those yummy smelling oils & it is so good for you. It supports the circulatory system, boosts immunity, muscular skeletal system, oral health and much more.

Everyone knows about Clove. Clove EO is a wonderful support of oral health, builds immunity and has a high antioxidant component to it.  Love the smell of Clove.

Ginger and Indian probably go hand in hand. Ginger EO is often used for soothing, comforting and balancing the digestive system.

If you do happen to try this recipe before I do, please do tell me about your experience….Happy Fall where ever you are.

Gathering

As my quest to form a community and connect people of similar interests towards health and wellbeing continues, I have been teaching at least one or two classes a month. This week, I taught a class on Monday night for an organization that I belong to called Holistic Moms Network.

One common theme I heard from most of the participants in my classes is how they often don’t feel like they have choices when dealing with supporting the wellbeing of their families. Having EO’s and oil infused products gives people that very option.

Sitting with the small group of moms made me think about how isolated we are, especially as parents. It made me long for a sisterhood of moms and a place where we can share our joys, frustration, concerns and most importantly, lean on each other for support and wisdom.

Teaching these classes has given me a great venue for doing just that. I love bringing people together where we can share our wisdom, support each other through difficulties and celebrate our successes specifically in the realm of healing and feeling empowered. Gathering a tribe of like minded people who can support each other is fun.

It reminds me of this wonderful blend that YL makes called “Gathering”. It is a blend of Galbanum, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Cinnamon Bark, Rose Otto, Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Spruce. It is very soothing for the chaos and stress that we deal with everyday. It helps gather our emotional and spiritual forces so that we can achieve a greater unity of purpose. It creates harmony in the body, mind and soul by releasing negative patterns and bringing in new ones.

Gathering EO

I apply Gathering on my wrists every day setting an intention of gathering my emotional and spiritual selves to be in alignment to focus it towards my higher purpose.

I love sharing my love of oils with people to support them on this path to optimal wellness. I feel very grateful for the women who attended and shared in my class on Monday night. Blessings to you all in your journey to wellness and joy.