I'm a sleeper. Are you? Do you need a certain number of hours to recharge in order to function. No? Really? You might want to rethink that.
Quarantine has helped much of the world discover the beauty of rest, quiet and space again. BUT, as the pace picks up, we find ourselves reintroducing sports and activities and travel, it seems as though the daily errands (even cut in half) are exhausting to many of us! Without a good night sleep, our bodies can't recover, rebuild muscle, feed our brain (map out those proteins for memory and learning) and we can't fight off stress and environmental threats.
The past week have been pretty busy for my family as we are into a 7 days a week hockey/baseball rotation. I used to feel guilty for taking a short cat nap midday but, now, I am breathing through that and realizing that the many roles we play- the up with the pup at night, the momming/dadding, the business, the housekeeping, the gardening, the cooking, the cleaning, the friending and the dreaming all require a body functioning on 8 hours of sleep. Listen to your body and it will tell you what it needs. We deny the nap voice as much as we deny the sad voice and the angry voice sometimes.
A body that gets the right supplements and sleep at night might not need a nap. If you're struggling to sleep at night, try out Serenity. The essential oil with lavender and vetiver is so soft and silky I use it in the diffuser EVERY night in Petey's room. You can rub it on the bottoms of your feet with some fractionated coconut oil and add a few drops to your bath. The gel caps are great for a gentle rest that won't leave you groggy in the morning.
REST. Without the guilt. You need it and your family and friends will thank you for remembering the important things- for being more present and for being more patient as a result.
Let me know if you need help with the right combination of oils and supplements for you!
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As a woman navigating two chronic pain conditions and the mother of two boys (one with asthma and allergies) I have been incorporating healing practices and natural solutions into our lives for a long time. When we discovered the impact of reducing our toxic load through essential oils, the benefits of 100%pure, therapeutic grade oils and the beauty of no side effect remedies, DoTerra oils became a lifestyle for us. To get the most from our oils, we make cleaners, body washes, treatments for ailments, energetic and emotional rollers and just about anything you can imagine. We are here to help you navigate the overwhelming options and start taking your natural healing path one step at a time. Love, LeeAnn