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Ahhh, just the name itself calms my nerves. So what is Peace & Calming you ask? About six months ago, I was asking that very same question.

In short, Peace & Calming is a Godsend for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and/or tension that want natural ways to relieve these symptoms. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18.1% of U.S. population). Essential oils help to alleviate any sort of emotional issues one may be going through. They are unlike any anti-depressant today. EOs work by bringing refreshment and balance to the limbic center of the brain, which controls emotion, reasoning and smell.

I was first introduced to the therapeutic qualities of essential oils through my midwife and doula. They both recommended P&C to me after the birth of my son to help relieve depression and anxiety. I wasn’t sure what it was at the time. In fact I had no idea it was something that needed to be ordered, that I couldn’t just walk into a grocery store and get it. I also had no idea how well it was going to work. I only wish I had ordered it sooner!

Peace & Calming is an oil blend created by Young Living to help individuals deal with various problems related to the nervous system and emotional balance. This blend has historically been used to help reduce depression, anxiety, stress and tension. P&C may be useful at the end of a stressful day to calm nerves and emotions, promote relaxation or to relieve insomnia. By helping the body relax, more blood is able to circulate to the brain, allowing goals and dreams to be visualized more vividly and accurately. It has also been stated that this blend may help hyperactive children get off Ritalin and may also help children with hypertension.

Peace & Calming can be diffused in the air or applied topically. Apply Peace & Calming topically under the nose, to the navel, on the back of the neck, wrists, back (diluted), and on the feet. It can also be worn as a perfume or cologne. When I first started using P&C, I would carry it with me and inhale it from the bottle during times of increased anxiety. I also created a new deodorant from it, making it a part of a new premium line I’m now offering on Etsy. Having it in the deodorant is great because it makes me feel like that stress reduction is “with me” all day long. It feels as though I’ve got a force field around me, helping protect me from anxiety! I also apply this to the bottoms of my feet (I apply it diluted) before bedtime. I get a much more restful night’s sleep after an application, with an occasional side serving of some wacky dreams!

Safety Data
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use, as this blend may cause increased photosensitivity.

Companion Oils
Lavender (for insomnia), chamomile (for calming)

Additional Top Oils Helpful for:
Depression: Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Joy, Bergamot, Valor, Ylang, Ylang, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Hope, Jasmine, Neroli, Sage, Sensation, Valor
Anxiety: Lavender, Orange, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Valerian, Melissa, Copaiba, Ylang Ylang
Panic: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Awaken, Bergamot
Stress: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Stress Away, Tranquil, Bergamot, Lemon, Common Sense
Tension: Cedarwood, Stress Away, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Traquil

Frequency
Emotional; approximately 105 MHz

Single Oils Contained in This Blend

Tangerine
Contains esters and aldehydes, which are sedating and calming to the nervous system. It is also a diuretic and a decongestant of the lymphatic system.

Orange
Brings peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart, which feelings provide emotional support to help one overcome depression.

Ylang Ylang
May help balance the male-female energies so one can move closer towards being in spiritual atonement and be able to focus their thoughts, filtering out the ever-present garbage. It brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, joy and peace.

Patchouli
This oil is sedating, calming and relaxing, allowing it to reduce anxiety.

Blue Tansy
May help cleanse the liver and calm the lymphatic system.

You can order Peace & Calming directly from Young Living. Anyone can order it, but you’ll need my sponsor/enroller ID in order to process your order. My ID is 1563299. If you want to take advantage of wholesale prices, you can become a distributor (no obligations to sell, it’s like a Costco membership) or if you’re local, I’m happy to place the order for you using my account and you can pick up from me.

Peace, love and…more PEACE!

Melissa

 

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I bet you want to know what it is, huh?! Well, it’s not new. I just put that in the title to trick everyone who think sthere’s always something new and cool on the market that’s going to make them look like a supermodel or give them special powers. Sorry, this is not a new medicine. But it is the best medicine. So what is it? The best medicine is exercise.

Today was a very tough day. I decided to take my older cat to the vet this morning because she was acting funny and breathing heavily. It didn’t feel right. So I took her in, and things went from bad to worse extremely fast. I am ushered into an exam room and the next thing I know, they’re calling for immediate triage, putting her in an “oxygen box”, telling me they have to do a risky chest tap to pull fluid out of her lungs, that it’s such a stressful procedure that many don’t make it through the procedure, they might nick a lung, and they’re asking me if I want to pet her before they take her back?! What?! I just asked you for my wi-fi password so I could log on to check my work email?! What do you mean she “might not make it?” Enter stage 1: Denial.

I’ll keep this short. They drain the fluid which filled 1/3 of her chest cavity, find out it’s lymphatic cancer, there’s nothing a surgery would do to help since the fluid, tumors and cells would remain, and we could be in the same situation tomorrow. I’m told there’s not much choice. I call my husband to meet me at the vet to say goodbye. I call my Dad, he breaks down too. This is bad. Wait, is this really happening? No, surely it is not. My cat is 11, not 18, I should have at least 7 more years with her! And she was fine the other day! What are you talking about?!

Long story longer, I put my cat down this morning. My baby, my very first pet as an “adult”… who has been with me through many moves, many of the worst and best times of my life. I have seen this cat change and grow so much, just as I have, and she is a part of me. I cried all day. I mean, ALL day. I cried myself into a nap at one point. When I woke up, my brain didn’t have time to even realize I was awake yet, and my eyes were already filled with tears. I felt my husband’s hand on my head, and was so thankful, but so miserable. I realized I kept putting my hand to my chest… because my heart hurt so much. I’m not sure what I was trying to do… comfort my heart? It didn’t work. I barely ate, tears just streamed down my face all day. Time was barely ticking by, and I just wanted this horrible day to be over and erase it from my timeline.

The evening hits and I realize I’m so tired of my thoughts that I want to get out of my mind. I can’t box because I accidentally slit my thumb with a knife. I can’t go to yoga because I’ll be a hysterical crying mess. So I decide to try a new class at Equinox that I heard was super tough, MetCon3. Sounds perfect. I plan on kicking my own ass.

I checked my emotions at the door, and told myself that for the duration of that class, I would focus solely on what the instructor was saying, and give it everything I had. And I did. I worked so hard, and it felt so good. A dark cloud was lifted, life didn’t seem so bad, and afterwards, I could talk about it without breaking down… I felt better. Like, a LOT better.  I’m driving home thinking about my day and how horrible it was, but I’m thinking about it in a different light. I feel so much better after my workout, my head is so much clearer, I can’t even begin to explain what kind of a miracle exercise can be.

As I thought about how much better I felt (and still feel, by the way, even though the adrenaline has worn off), I realized that no amount of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, wine or food could EVER have made me feel better so quickly, the way this workout just did. It was amazing, just as I knew it would be. I tell people all the time that the hardest part of a workout sometimes is just getting through those doors, but once you’re there, it’s not so bad, and I absolutely practice what I preach. So you’d better believe that if I write a blog post about the top 7 excuses people use not to exercise, you will not seeing me use one! So I’m telling you this story to reassure you that everything I tell you, I whole-heartedly believe.

Depression is a very tricky thing. It is evil no doubt, and can be your worst enemy. But if you play it right, it can also be your best friend. Sounds ridiculous, I know. Tonight my depression was my sole motivator in getting my depressed butt up off of the couch and clearing my teary eyes and cloudy head. Use that sinking feeling you have and turn it around into something positive. Only you have the ability to do it though. Don’t get me wrong, I miss my cat. I miss her terribly. But I won’t let depression get me this time. I’m through stage 1 of this grieving process (denial) and have most definitely entered stage 2, anger. I’m pissed that my cat isn’t here anymore. And I intend to work those emotions out again tomorrow. I feel blessed that I have found a healthy outlet like exercise to release my stress and emotions. It can happen for you too.

I miss you Myla. I know you are in kitty heaven, you can breathe easily, there’s no fluid in your lungs and you are happy. And I will meet you in heaven one day. I hope… if I’m a good girl. 🙂 Rest in peace my love.

 

Peace, love and healthy outlets,

Melissa