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How to Create A Zen Living Space

How to Create A Zen Living Space

By following simple Feng Shui principles, you can create the Zen living space you have always yearned for. To achieve healthy energy flow in your living space, you need to include earth, air, water, fire, and spirit. Here are ten straight forward affordable tips to uplift and balance the energy in your home.  Earth Element - The practice of grounding, usually done in the grass to feel a deeper connection to the earth, can be brought inside when you place softness and warmth at your feet, surround yourself with natural fabrics with rich green and earth tones of mother nature. Our...

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How to Use Essential Oils to Stay Calm

How to Use Essential Oils to Stay Calm

Here is a suggested list of essential oils, linked to studies on each one:  Lavender Studies show that lavender can reduce cortisol in the bloodstream just with inhalation. A 2019 review of 22 clinical trials on lavender inhalation were found to have favorable effects in relieving anxiety and decreasing systolic blood pressure, heart rate and salivary cortisol levels. Bitter Orange is from the peel, neroli is from the flower, and petit grain from the leaf. ​ Sweet Orange is the MOST popular scent and works well also.  Roman chamomile, blue chamomile​. The essential oils are much more powerful than the tea...

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Books to Heal the Mind

Books to Heal the Mind

A tool to feel calm right now is to make our spiritual practice a priority. Here’s our top 5 spiritual books recommended to help ease the mind and enlighten our spirits:

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The Healing Path of Yvonne Szefer

The Healing Path of Yvonne Szefer

After years of learning from world-renowned spiritual practitioners, Yvonne has developed a healing structure of spiritual tools, and practices that open a channel connecting to guidance from her higher self, and divine guides.  As an empath her ability to tune into other's feelings and thought patterns has served as a guide for clients to discover their own healing process. Through a series of guided meditations, oracle readings, personalized intuitive readings, energy clearing, and spiritual coaching she’s witnessed transformations that unveil a deeper connection to the self through spiritual connection.  The activate your inner light series included in the surrender retreat combines a number of healing modalities, and coaching techniques. This series is designed to effectively move through  fears, blocks, and...

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