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Feng Shui – Water

Feng Shui – Water

Although the water element is important in Feng Shui to keep energy flowing and healthy, water features like ponds, fountains, and bowls can really boost the energy in your space. They can generate energy if it’s lacking and accumulate chi so prosperity can grow. They’re often situated with lotus flowers, gold ingots, dragons, money frogs, and other symbols of prosperity. Place some crystals around yours to amplify the energy even more! …


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Aromatherapy Tip of the Day – October 23, 2013

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Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: October 23, 2013 is Vaporization and Room Fresheners.


1 Aroma Lamps

Essential Oil Burners and Aroma Lamps are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It is best to choose one with a bowl that can hold a lot of water; the more water it holds, the longer its vaporizing action will last.
*CAUTION* NEVER let the water run dry, as the bowl will crack.

A tealight candle is placed in or under an Oil Burner or Aroma Lamp. The lit candle gently warms the water and oil in the bowl, which evaporates, creating the desired atmosphere.

Depending on the essential oils used, the atmosphere created can be stimulating and head-clearing, or calming and relaxing.

Essential Oil Burners or Aroma Lamps are beneficial to asthma and hayfever sufferers. The essential oils purify the air to help prevent the spread of infections.

They also make ideal room fresheners and help get rid of unpleasant odors. You can also use them as insect repellents.

*NOTE* Always keep a close eye on your oil burner or aroma lamp to ensure they do not run dry and possibly start a fire. Make sure the lamps are placed in an area where anything flammable is not close by.

For a small bowl, I generally recommend 3 to 5 drops essential oils or essential oil blend, to a bowl of water. For a large bowl, you can use 10 to 15 drops.


Recipe for Clearing the Head
Blend together:
1/8 ounce Carrier Oil
5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
5 drops Cardamon Essential Oil
5 drops Hyssop Essential Oil
Swirl to blend before each use.
Add drops of this blend as advised above.

Recipe for Calm
Blend together:
1/8 ounce Carrier Oil
5 drops Camphor Essential Oil
5 drops Carrot Essential Oil
5 drops Fennel Essential Oil
Swirl to blend before each use.
Add drops of this blend as advised above.

Recipe for General Colds
Blend together:
1/8 ounce Carrier Oil
5 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
5 drops Ginger Essential Oil
5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Swirl to blend before each use.
Add drops of this blend as advised above.

Check Back Tomorrow for Steam Inhalation.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: Aromatherapy Blends & Recipes by Franzesca Watson

Booking Through Thursday – Summer Reading

Booking Through Thursday

Inspired by a conversation with a coworker the other day:

It’s time for summer reading, so … today’s question? What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Sand in the bindings from the beach? Dropped into the pool? Covers smeared with sunscreen?

And, if you’ve never done actual summer-time damage … have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper? Dropped it in the bathtub? Used it to kill a bug? Spilled with coffee?

I have been known to spill coffee, coke, tea, and/or water on a book. I do a lot of reading outside and tend to leave the books outside sometimes, then they get wet from the dew and sometimes rain.
I never throw a book away. I try to repair the damage as best I can and keep on reading. 🙂

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Booking through Thursday – Ideal


Booking Through Thursday

I want you to think about your ideal reading experience. Think about the location. (Your bed? Favorite chair? The beach? Indoors or outdoors?). Think about the sounds. (Is there music playing? Happy children playing in the background? Utter silence?) Is there a snack or beverage nearby? Are you alone or with friends/family (presumably being quiet enough for you to read in peace)? What kind of lighting is there? Are you dressed in something ultra-comfy? What’s your position? Curled up? Stretched out?
Now … describe it so that we can all feel exactly how perfect it is … and why.

I love to read in my recliner. It is relaxing and beneficial to have my feet up. The birds are chirping and twittering. I always have a bottle of water near me. There is a lamp positioned behind my right shoulder. Most of the time, my husband is with me, but being quiet enough for me too read in peace. Dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, I’m comfortably stretched out in my recliner. Ah, this is the life! 🙂

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Sunday Social


Happy Sunday and Welcome to the Sunday Social!

Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Today’s questions are all about summer fun!

1. What is your best summer memory as a kid?
Spending time with my grandparents and cousins. Every summer I would spend 2 weeks with my paternal grandparents and 2 weeks with my maternal grandparents. I loved being in the country, where time had no meaning and there was always work to be done. I also spent a week at one of my aunt and uncle’s home, (my dad’s oldest sister), and their 7 children. Then, I would spend a week at another aunt and uncle’s home, (my mom’s oldest sister), and their son. He was a year older than me and we were very close; still are. They lived in the city, but we went swimming every day, so it was fun.

2. What is your favorite summer drink?
I drink a lot of water and love crushed ice! 🙂

3. What is your favorite summer TV show?
I don’t watch a lot of TV, mostly just the news, but during the summer there are more opportunities to watch movies.

4. What is the best outdoor summer activity?
Swimming and doing water aerobics are the best. I used to love hiking, before my knees went out on me, now I just settle on walking in the yard or around the community. I enjoy fishing and just relaxing outdoors, but when it gets really hot, I can be found lounging under the air conditioner. 🙂

5. What are your summer vacation essentials?
Mosquito Repellant, Sunscreen, Water, Lounge Chair

Daily Promt: Charitable

You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

First of all, I’m a little confused. Two Daily Prompts in one day? It is called the Daily Prompt, isn’t it? So, now we are receiving two prompts a day? Or is pick and choose? I don’t know I’m just confused.
Anyway, I’m going to play along and see what happens. Who knows? Maybe we will get tomorrow off!

I would start close to home by giving $500,000.00 to:
2nd – I would donate 1,000,000.00 to:
3rd – $500,000.00 would go to the Cherokee County Humane Society –
4th – $500,000.00 would go to the Cherokee County Public Library –
5th – $1,000,000.00 to Alabama Poverty Project –
6th – $500,000.00 to: and earmarked for Osteoarthritis Research
7th – $500,000.00 to The National Kidney Foundation –
8th – $500,000.00 to the Mental Health Foundation –


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