About, Integration

Being brave like the friendly neighborhood birds

Still, going out in the world at this time feels brave to me. I am mildly agoraphobic and experience panic attacks outside of my comfort zone. Right now, I don't have a comfort zone outside of my apartment - new neighborhood, new transit lines, new neighbors - so even going to the balcony feels scary. And when the fire alarms in my building went off that afternoon - well I'm happy it was taken care of promptly and we all were able to go back inside relatively fast. And yes, I stayed far away from the crowds while keeping the building in sight; better that way after I accidentally got startled when a friendly boxer dog tried to say hi.

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Creating Change, Integration

Sensory Movement Challenge Day 3: Curve Balls, a restless nap, and cleaning

Exercise 1: Kitchen Fun/Guilty Pleasure Dinner What a day. 4 hours at work. Then I planned to do some house cleaning and laundry. Want to organize my kitchen so that I can try out the new combination convection oven/air fryer. It was going to be a guilty pleasure dinner night - oven baked or air… Continue reading Sensory Movement Challenge Day 3: Curve Balls, a restless nap, and cleaning

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Tools & Coping Strategies

Movement Challenge – 6 days and counting

I woke up this morning feeling emotionally lighter than normal. In fact, I laughed at the circumstances since it was an "oh crap, I overslept. Thank (your word) I work from home" kind of start. But it got me moving. I couldn't sit still to work, but I did experience improved concentration compared to yesterday.… Continue reading Movement Challenge – 6 days and counting

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy: Background & Happy Day Diffuser Recipe

This business is about aromatherapy and its benefits to help manifest goals. It's also about education and support from a trauma-informed perspective. This is why I started with coping strategies and sharing knowledge first. These posts (I hope) shared enough parts of me to earn your respect and trust in my knowledge and experience.

Aromatherapy is something I stumbled into from many different directions. My first experience came from extreme skin allergies and sensitivities to common household cleaners and laundry detergents. Aromatherapy came up again during my time in group therapy. And more often in my own research about living a more natural lifestyle - i.e. one that helped relieve some of the constant physical pain without use of medication or surgery - on a budget.

That said, today's post is about aromatherapy and diffusers.