Aiming for a Better Night’s Sleep

A month ago, I traveled to Salt Lake City from Minneapolis to assist my daughter Ellie, and to help my first grandbaby enter this world! (I know, I can’t believe I’m a grandma either!!)  I was so blessed to be with Ellie on her journey to becoming a mother. And on December 22, 2020 She became a mom and I became a grandma, I became Nai Nai! That was my childhood nickname and I’m so excited to be called Nai Nai again. 

There were sleepless nights, 2 weeks on a couch is no joke. There was the exhausting hours of helping with labor and trying to catch a wink in the hospital, but I can say it was all worth it. It was all worth it because of our new bundle of joy, Owen Anders! Bringing him home was indeed a celebration!

For a first-time grandma, this transition was not easy. Caring for a newborn with inadequate sleep can be exhausting, but I survived the first few days and nights with him. How???? Essential oils of course!!

Did you know that applying doTERRA’s Balance to the soles of my feet at the beginning and end of the day helped me to feel calm and relaxed while helping my daughter take good care of Owen? Created with the purpose of grounding emotions, doTERRA’s Balance is formulated with emotionally beneficial essential oils that work together to create a sense of calmness and well-being. The calming and soothing blend of Balance encouraged me to have a restful night’s sleep. And…it smells so good, I super love it!

As I prepared for this special event in our family, I made sure to pack my Serenity and Breathe so I could diffuse them. This helps me create a restful mood and a peaceful environment for sleep, just like at home. 

doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that can be sensed immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. ( Don’t you want Blissful repose in your life?) doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to create a restful environment at bedtime. 

These two are part of my nightly routine and are my bedside buddies!!!
If you are looking for some sleepy time help, feel free to reach out! I’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have! And please come to my free educational classes. Check them out here! I look forward to helping you get started OR continue on your journey to natural health and wellness.

“Breathe” with me

Help me Breathe!!! I am allergic to cigarette smoke, well all smoke really. And I forgot that you can smoke pretty much everywhere in Las Vegas. You can’t smoke indoors anywhere in Minnesota. So I’ve been having a bit of respiratory distress since we got here.

Of course, I travel with a case of oils. And I always have “Breathe” with me.

1 drop in my hand and I’m breathing easy for hours.

You can also put Breathe in a diffuser or rub some on your feet or chest. For more ways to use Breathe check out this doTERRA blog

Want more info on how you can “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

My Mom Used To Beat Me

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about how my mom used to beat me. What’s worse is not only did the doctor know about this but encouraged it.

Ok…let me explain; as a child I had a lot of respiratory issues and one of the ways to break up the lung congestion was to beat me. My mom would cup her hand and beat on my chest and back for about 20 minutes several times a day. This would result in my coughing violently and producing a myriad of colorful interesting things coming out of my lungs…TMI???

Why am I telling you this? Recently I was asked about my why, my real why. We have so many reasons why we do certain things and this friend of mine reached deeper, asked deeper questions and I was brought back to my childhood. In elementary school I remember there were a few years that I spent more time at home on the couch then I did at school. I missed out on almost every school party because I was home on the couch and unwell. I missed out on birthday parties, church events and family outings. I missed out…

I don’t want anyone else to miss out. I don’t want any child or adult for that matter to miss out on all the little things that end up being their memories later in life.

So how do I keep mom at bay? How do I keep from repeating a cycle of beating…? LOL Here is my quick daily routine:

I put 1-2 drops of OnGuard on my feet every night and every morning to support my immune system

I take the Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily (I see a whole Blog post about how awesome these are…stay tuned)

I have removed as many toxins from my home as possible, changed out my cleaning products, shampoo/Conditioner, toothpaste and laundry detergent…etc. I’m able to get all of these products from doTERRA. (I see even more posts…yay…stay tuned)

For respiratory support there is nothing better than doTERRA’s Breathe Oil. This lovely blend of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara and Cardamom is life changing. I love how it opens up my airways without the shaky feeling that can happen with other products that are designed to open your airways quickly. For a quick tutorial on how I actually do this check out this video.

I’m so glad that I have these amazing essential oils that support my body and my family. AND I do have to give a shout out to my mom for lovingly “beating” me to keep me alive…thanks mom.