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I Reside in NJ with two sons and husband. The Youngest of 5 siblings and by far the most intelligent. ha ha. I like to try and see the fun and funny side of things. Being the only woman in the house , this is an absolute must to keep any level of sanity. I love my home and family. On the flip side, meeting new people and discovering what lies in their hearts' is fascinating to me.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Recession Proof Your RT

You might be asking what RT is if you are a male. Us women know that term. Don't we girls? ""Retail Therapy""
There's nothing quite like it. The problem is it comes with a price and in the case of little disposable income there might be buyers remorse attached. That great new gadget or cute designer item will be exciting and fun to show off at first. Unfortunately, they do lose their excitement and appeal with time. Leaving us storing those items away, trying to sell them by way of the grueling garage sale experience or even filing them for the trash.

Leaves you thinking why did I spend that money just to trash an item I no longer enjoy or can't use. Perfect example of buyers remorse.

Here are a few ideas about how to keep your retail therapy in check and You feeling great about where the dollar goes during a financial downturn.

Do buy an Experience. Something that will leave you with a good memory or contribute to your families overall well being.
Something you will use or think of over and again and continue to appreciate.

-Before purchasing clothing, electronics or gadgets think about why. How will they add happy experiences to your life?

-When gifting, think the same way. How will your gift add a happy experience to the receivers life? Try gifting something that will make a difference for more than just the moment.

-Socialize more. Attend events, parties and occassions you are invited to by friends and family. Host your own get togethers too. Just because you are keeping watch of your spending doesn't mean you can't enjoy good company and lasting experiences.

-Find fun ways to add to your income. Is there something you love or something you are talented at? Create a business. This will keep your mind off money worries, keep you interactive and give you freedom to keep those extras in your life you so enjoy with the added income.

You can still live life to the fullest. Finding ways to enhance the little things through Experiences will make all the difference, and you can keep your RT in check.

Happy women work from home.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Who's Nose?

-Candle lovers
-massage therapists or massage clients
-those looking for therapuetic ambience
-just about anyone with a sense of smell

The sense of smell is actually very important and believed to affect 75% of our daily emotions. Some smells are noticeably comforting, enticing or exciting. The impact of smell on our emotional and mental well-being is so significant it has been linked to treatment of anxietyy, stress and even depression.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?
Fine hairs called cilia line the nose and convert the different aromas you inhale into electrical impulses, which are then carried by olfactory receptors located at the roof of your nose to the limbic system in the brain. This is the area of the brain associated with learning, memory, moods and emotions.

Physical benefits are many (not to be mistaken for cures for major illness), but do aide in the discomforts accompanied by them.

check off all that may apply to you or someone you know:

•relaxing muscles and relieving stress and anxiety
•reducing headaches
•improving sleep
•improving blood circulation
•improving skin tone
•stimulating appetite
•relieving menstrual cramps
•relieving lung congestion
•regulating hormones
•regulating moods (mood therapy)
•boosting the immune system to strengthen resistance to disease and infections

Here are the most commonly used methods of enjoying aromatherapy at home:

•simple inhalation, a candle
•via massage, including self-massage
•in a warm bath
•in lotions, shampoos, deodorant or other body-care product
•in a cold or warm compress (cold for headache, sprains or swelling, warm for earache or muscle pain)
•steam inhalation using oils and hot water
•air and room sprays

The Significance of Scents

Love, Companionship & Relationships:
The following scents signify different aspects of a relationship such as love, companionship,
affection, and adoration. These scents will make you feel more relaxed, comforted, and sexy.
· Black Raspberry Vanilla
· Coconut Papaya
· Lavender & Eucalyptus
· Peppermint (Happy Feet Spa Retreat)
· Refresh (Lemon, Lime, and Orange)
· Relax (Ylang ylang, Balsam, & Lavender)
· Vanilla Cream
· White Tea & Ginger

Goals, Gains, Money & Success
The scents that signify material success, along with money, profits and aims, include the
following fragrances. These are also scents of high energy.
· Refresh (Lemon, Lime, and Orange)
· Vine Ripened Honeysuckle

Protection, Harmony & Well Being
Signifying the overall harmony of a person are the following scents. They will make your soul
feel relaxed and peaceful.
· Coconut Papaya
· Grapefruit & Lime
· Lavender & Eucalyptus
· Oatmeal Milk & Honey
· Relax (Ylang ylang, Balsam, & Lavender)

Inspiration, & Intuition
If you are looking for essential oils with scents that signify inspiration, memories and intuition
See if you like:
· Cucumber Melon
· Lavender & Eucalyptus
· Pearberry
· Peppermint (Happy Feet Spa Retreat)
· Refresh (Lemon, Lime, Orange)

I personally like to layer my aromatherapy by using a body scrub, shower gel or soap, lotion and room/body spray and matching candle or diffuser.

To me there is nothing that lifts my spirits. clears my mind or adds confidence more than a little ambience and self pampering.

I hope you will think about adding some of the simple steps above to your lifestyle and benefit from your personal style of aromatherapy