Let your Light Shine. Safely.

I used to keep a cluster of those store-bought candles around the house; they don’t go bad you know.  <note sarcasm>

I’d be sure to run to the mall and grab them on sale…you know the store, you can smell it before you even walk in and grab that basket you’re about to fill up with lotions and potions.  Oh!  And that ‘buy two get one free’ sale?   It hooked me every. single. time.

I had a collection alphabetically organized in the linen closet that decorated our home for every possible occasion.  My arsenal ranged  from seasonal candy cane scented wicks at Christmas time to pumpkin spice as a mandatory gateway to welcome fall.

I hoarded candles that smelled like clean laundry, watermelon, fresh-cut grass, vanilla cupcakes, and even fresh-frying bacon.  How could that not be healthy?  <note continued sarcasm>

Then, I started questioning the benefits of those bargains I was collecting.

Curious what I discovered about those store-bought candles? Read this.

do better


Posted in aromatherapy, Health, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Take your shoes off; it’s good for your soul.

Tuesday2's Blog

If you watch young children, they will show you how to get comfortable.

They sit on the floor in positions that can often be defined by a specific yoga pose; they don’t know that, they only know it feels natural, restful, and secure.

They walk barefoot; it’s an instinct,  we call it Earthing.

Earthing is a movement built upon the theory that connecting with the natural energy from the Earth can improve your well-being.

“Nature can do more

than physicians.”

―Oliver Cromwell

View original post

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why that Smell brings up Memories.

I’ve always been a very emotional being; if you ask my best friend about this, she will tell you WE are the norm; we simply don’t have the ability to to stop our feelings from showing on our face.
Crying comes very easily to me; I often mask my fragile ability to control those emotions with humor. …that can be exhausting and it leads to a physical body filled up with stuck feelings.
I know that feeling is what we humans do.  I also know that emotions are simply our bodies energy in motion.  (E-motion).   Emotions ARE supposed to move in and out of our body.
So, how do we help our emotions travel while using them to better understand our bodies reaction and response to those sometimes overwhelming moments?
First, we need to realize that the strongest link to our emotional being is our sense of smell.
“Have you ever walked outside and caught a scent of something in the air that sparks memories or carries you back to your childhood? Perhaps you’ve had someone walk by or stand next to you in the elevator and wondered why you thought of your favorite aunt? How about walking in a room to smell fresh baked chocolate chip cookies in the oven and remember how you would help your mom bake cookies on special occasions?
Wonder why?

Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and it exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Aromatherapy allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants, using their essential oils to enhance your physical and emotional health. Essential oils have been scientifically shown to be particularly helpful with <occasional> stress, mood, sleep, pain, nausea, memory, and energy.

You may be wondering how essential oils work. Because smells are carried directly to the brain, they serve as emotional triggers. The limbic system evaluates the sensory stimuli, registering pleasure, pain, danger or safety. This then creates and ultimately directs our emotional response, which can include feelings of fear, anger, depression and attraction. Our basic emotions and hormonal balance are in response to the most basic smells. This makes scents very powerful in our day-to-day lives because they’re a direct pathway to memory and emotion — which is why they <can offer support for our emotional well being>.

A certain fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of it. When smells are concerned, we react first and think later. All other physical senses are routed through the thalamus, which acts as the switchboard for the brain, passing stimuli onto the cerebral cortex (the conscious thought center) and other parts of the brain. Essential oils <support our ability> to access stored or forgotten memories and suppressed emotions so that we can acknowledge and integrate or release them.

The word ‘emotion’ can translate as ‘energy-in-motion.’ Emotion is the experience of energy moving through our bodies. This emotional energy actually works at higher speed than thought. Thought and images can take seconds or minutes to evoke a memory while an aroma can evoke a memory in milliseconds.”    ~via Urban Balance (edited info)


What does all this mean?

We can’t always control our feelings, nor should we try to fight them; we should feel them and learn how to understand their message.

Feeling the message our body is sending reminds us that we are alive; we are meant to feel life.   Our sense of smell is the strongest bridge to those feelings.

Emotions aren’t tangible, they can be visible though… to the open mind, the physical body, and to the teary-eyed.


For more information on the the connection between our sense of smell and our emotional well-being, reach out to me here or message me.  macphersonshelley@yahoo.com





Posted in essential oils, Health, mind, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Spice up that Morning Coffee!

We know that drinking (or smelling or simply holding) a cup coffee can lower our bodies frequency.

…..“In one study the doctors took two young men who had a 66-hertz frequency. One held coffee and his frequency dropped to 58 in 3 seconds. The other gentleman drank it and his frequency dropped to 52 in 3 seconds.” 

If you’re not familiar with that study (or aware of the value of that information) hit up Google and read all about BODY FREQUENCY.

Still craving that morning jitter juice?   Consider adding a drop of Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality to that comfort cup.  Here are a few reasons why:


*Your Coffee Will Taste Better:

You’ll increase the drink’s sweetness without adding any sugary, health-busting products.


*You’ll Increase the Health Benefits of that Comfort Cup:

Not yet aware of how to help maintain your healthy diet with Cinnamon?  Read on…


*Cinnamon Puts Your Brain to Work:

The addition of cinnamon in your mug will help maintain your brain’s cognitive processing, support healthy brain function, and help you master your visual and motor responses.


*Cinnamon Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels:

If you prefer something sweet in your coffee, cinnamon is a healthier choice over sugar. The oil not only avoids the calories and damaging effects of sugar, but also benefits your entire body by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels (vs spikes that can occur after eating).


*Cinnamon Is Good for Your Healthy Heart:

Literally and figuratively.


*Cinnamon Helps Support a Healthy Immune System:

Dropping some cinnamon in your daily diet can help you maintain a healthy immune system.


*Cinnamon Is Full of Body-Supporting Spice:

So, even after doing your own research on the frequency lowering effects of that morning brew, you still can’t kick the comfort cup habit?

It’s okay!  …grab your French Press AND that bottle of Cinnamon Bark Vitality; consider it your morning balancing act.


…add a drop of Young Living Cinnamon Vitality!


*Credit to wonderhhowto.com for the tips, tricks, info, and inspiration for this blog post.

http://www.ylwebsite.com/shelleymacpherson/contact … visit me here for more information on Young Living Essential Oils.

Posted in Health, motivation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Rocks, Please.

Life watered down is easier to swallow.

Life on the rocks doesn’t have to be a bumpy ride.

Life chilled can be full of flavor.

Spike your water!   Young Living Vitality style~

Not yet familiar with Young Living?

Visit me here or email me at macphersonshelley@yahoo.com; I have a sample of our Vitality oil to send to you.  *Limited offer.

H2o+YL= Good4U






Posted in essential oils, essential oils young living, Health, Uncategorized, young living | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When you just Can’t Hide your Crazy.

Climbing up and out of a bad mood is a life skill we would all hope to master.


Click  here for a few tips from Danielle Dowling

My favorites:  #1, #7,  #12, #26.

My edit:  #28.  EEEK!  Choose non-toxic.  Choose true essential oils to support your mood.

My daily mantra: #36.  Amen!

What works for you?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why the Beach makes us Happy.

“Places like waterfalls and beaches where negative ions are naturally produced can have a negative ion concentration of up to 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter whereas busy cities can have negative ion levels as low as 100 ions per cubic centimeter.”


Read about the importance of negative ions (and how you can bring the beach home with you) right here.

Posted in attitude, calling my name, gratitude, Happiness, human nature, Relax, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How A Good Diet Can Help Avoid Sunburn

“Since going grain free, sugar-free, etc. and incorporating more healthy fats and vegetables about 6 months ago, I’ve noticed I have a higher tolerance to the sun.

I not only don’t burn, but I’m able to stay out in the sun longer without turning the tiniest bit pink and I tan more easily than I ever have before (which is saying something since I have red hair!).


I was wondering if there is any science to this or if it is just in my head? Any thoughts?”

Read those thoughts (via WELLNESS MAMA) right here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Animal Scents

This is one of my best friends, Sam; we adopted Sam from the shelter a few years ago. I always wonder what her life was like before we found each other; I can only imagine what she may have lived through.

I recently returned from an essential oil and animal conference where I learned more about how to use my oils to help maintain the wellbeing and emotional balance of our four-legged family members.

This is Sam this morning after I practiced what I learned about essential oils and animals. What oil did I use with Sam today? Sara.

Please do some research; you have no idea what you may discover.



Posted in #pets, essential oils, Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Parenting and Practicing Yoga: The Mantra of a 5 year-old by Shelley MacPherson

Our Little Yogis

Shelley: My husband tells me I talk too much. I tell him that I have a lot to say. Here’s the solution…Welcome to myblog!

The Mantra of a 5 year – old

I teach kindergarten.

I teach the ABC’s of Yoga.

I work with 27 amazing young minds every.  Single.  Day.

Each one of those minds is housed within a nonstop, typical 5 year-old, healthy, on the go body.

Trust me; I get exhausted just being around them.

Trust me again when I assure you that they truly (ironically) energize me!

Kindergarten is a long day and a short year.  Naps no longer exist and recess simply isn’t long enough.

What the curriculum expects of these young learners is not always age-appropriate.

As a kindergarten student, the expectation is that you will perform and conform.

As a five-year old, you know to listen to your teacher (and your…

View original post 16 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment