Essential Oils

Why use essential oils for holistic healing?

essential oils for holistic healingWell because they’re awesome!! 😜 Seriously, though, I often get asked why I use essential oils as a tool for holistic healing, and how they work?

🌿Essential Oils are Mother Nature’s Medicine!! They have countless uses, and have been used specifically for emotional aromatherapy for thousands of years! I believe they are the best tool you can use for immediate stress relief, mood management and emotional health and wellbeing!!
🌿Nowadays, essential oils are used for a variety of purposes, from minor first aid to lifestyle and beauty products, and even alternative medicine.

Personally, I use, and teach about, essential oils for;
🌾Chakra Balancing – along with reiki, healing crystals, sound healing, etc.
🌾Space Clearing and adding good vibes to your Environment
🌾Mood Management
🌾Emotional and Spiritual Self-Healing
🌾Spiritual Development

If Holistic Healing, using Essential Oils and healing crystals, growing your spiritual development, or living a more holistic life is something you are interested in, for your own self-healing, or to pursue a career as a holistic healer, let’s connect!
✨Living the life you dream of is within your reach, Lovely, you just have to give yourself permission to take it!
~ Love & Light, Kerry. X
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Mood Management for Moms and Moms-to-be

mood-management-pregnancy-wherehumrestsHey Momma’s!!

We have one of the hardest, and yet most rewarding jobs ever!! I don’t care what anyone says, mom’s rule! Not only do we have the privilege of growing a little human, but we have the responsibility to help that human shine their own light and encourage them on their own journey, through the good times and the bad!

Being a mom has been one of the most empowering challenges I’ve ever had to face, and I’d do it a hundred times over again if I had the choice. I freaking love being a momma!!!

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is how hard I am on myself when I let my mood affect my girl, but I also know that I am human and she too will one day go through her own personal struggles! But because I am human too, I am susceptible to various moods swings, or even just emotions that need to be released. Since I started using essential oils aromatically to manage my moods (anger, lethargy, tearful, irritable, exhaustion, sensitive, sadness, etc), the moods pass quickly, the emotional balance that they offer me is SUPER powerful and practical, and they help manage my girl’s moods at the same time! BONUS!!

I honestly don’t know how I managed before bribing them into my holistic practice. And here’s the thing, essential oils are 100% safe (when used aromatically ONLY) for every stage of motherhood; whether you’re a mommy to toddlers, teens, adult children with their own families, mom-to-be, nursing mommy or postpartum, dealing with the baby blues, or just exhausted from the new sleeping patterns, using essential oils offer the grounding, healing, releasing, calming, energizing or nurturing support that affects us moms (sometimes daily), and our families. Try it, you may be surprised. And hey, beautiful momma, you’re doing such a great job!!! ✨
~ Love & Light, Kerry.
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Reiki for Children and Babies

reiki-for-childrenHello Lovelies!!

Have you ever considered Reiki treatments for your little one? I LOVE Reiki, and I appreciate all my clients and students, but I was definitely put on this Earth to work with and help children through their journeys.

I’ll never forget my first “little” Reiki client. The sweet little cherub struggled terribly with anxiety and self-worth issues, these were affecting certain areas of her life; her ability to learn ‘basic’ principles, social interaction, constantly seeking the approval and recognition of others, and very protective of her mom’s attention. She is a lovely, bright little girl, but she felt very unsure of her place in this world.

After a few consultations with her mom, she came to me for a Reiki and crystal healing session. The results were wonderful, but I’ll never forget what she said to me not 5 minutes after the session! She looked at me with the biggest smile, placed her hand on her heart and said… reiki-for-children

Her mom wrote to me a couple weeks after the session and told me that she had seen CJ lying in the bath one evening with her eyes closed and was placing her hands over her face (like I was). When asked what she was doing, she replied, “I’m healing myself again, because Kerry made my heart all better“. #swoon!

People often resort to reiki (or other energy healing modalities) as a last resort, but Reiki can have amazing health and wellness properties for your little bundles, regardless of how big or little they are! The soothing effect of Reiki is great for infants and babies, especially preemies and newborns with special needs.

Some babies show early signs of stress, such as fussiness or colic. While infant stress may seem harmless at first, continuous anxiety at such a young age may create disharmony and imbalance that can negatively affect a growing bundle of joy. Reiki eases colic and fussiness, helps baby sleep longer and better at night, have more energy when they are awake and reduces their stress levels resulting in a calmer, happier baby.

Reiki’s gentle and noninvasive nature is also perfect for treating the ills and upsets of young children. Children are extremely receptive to Reiki’s positive effects and wiIl normally welcome it without any apprehension, especially when they receive Reiki treatments from their parents.

Reiki treatments given to children are much in the same manner as they are given to adults, however, the treatments do not last as long because Reiki energies travel easily through the body of a child. Unlike adults, children do not have years of stored energetic toxins or blockages that slow the treatment process. Children are incredibly intuitive, and will often choose their own crystals to use during the session, and will often instinctively sit up and move away from the Reiki practitioner when they feel they have had enough.

Unlike adults, babies and (young) children are not conditioned to fear or reject holistic approaches to healing, they have not developed the emotional defenses that can interfere with energy healing. They are, in a sense, beautiful blank canvases that are receptive to energy therapy. Because of this openness, parents of babies and children often see the positive effects of Reiki a lot sooner than that of an adult.

Reiki benefits children of all ages improving their concentration, self-esteem, anxiety and assist with sleep issues and night terrors, and many more benefits. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any emotional or behavioral issues that your child may be struggling with and would like to know if Reiki can assist. Reiki treatments for babies and children under 7 years are 20-30 minutes long, kiddies 7 – 15 years are 30 – 45 minutes long  and adolescent treatments (16+) are the same duration as an adult session and charged the same. To book a session or consultation, or for any questions you may have, get in touch below.

Being in touch with your child’s emotional, physical and energetic needs is one of the best things you can do for them as a parent.
~ Love & Light, Kerry. xx
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Emotional Support for Pre-Teens

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Hello Lovelies!!

Pre-Teen, pre-puberty can be a challenging time for our little ladies! Moms, I’m sure you can remember experiencing a range of emotions and physical changes in those years leading up to puberty?
My girl is in that space now where she is feeling a bunch of different things, and not entirely sure why she’s feeling them – from irritable and grumpy to highly sensitive and tearful!

We put together a little emotional support pouch for her to keep with her and assist with the changes that she’s going through. ✨She helped me choose what went into the pouch… it’s incredible how intuitive our kids are!

Here’s what went in:
~ Smokey Quartz (protection and negative energy transmutation)
~ Red Jasper (grounding)
~ Unakite (emotional and yin/yang energy balance)
~ Ruby in Zoisite. Aka Anyolite (mood management)
~ Pink Banded Agate (femininity, self-love)
~ Rose Quartz (enhances female energies and calming)
~ Strawberry Quartz (balances psyche, emotions and subtle energy bodies, assists understanding of self)
~ Moonstone (balances inner self, confidence, feminine energy and emotions, releases energy blocks)
~ Amethyst (calms oversensitivity, tension and emotional energy, enhances the aura and self-esteem).

Patchouli and Bergamot essential oils have also become part of her bath and bed time routine. She’ll sit quietly before bath time with her Smokey Quartz and Patchouli oils (for about 2 mins) when she is feeling a little frazzled, and take four deep breaths inhaling the scent of her Bergamot oil before bed. Patchouli is a fab grounding essential oil which is lighter than Frankincense or White Fir, Bergamot is a wonderfully calming oil that has similar calming and stress-relieving effects as Lavender. Both oils have much milder scents making them more nose friendly for our little light workers! 🌿💜

For more info on holistic parenting methods and mood management tool kits, check out previous blog posts, or feel free to drop me a mail.
~ Namaste, Kerry. Xx
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Monday Mandala; Balance your Emotions

mandala-wherehumrestsHappy Monday Lovelies!

As I sat down to do my morning routine, I was immediately moved to do this #mondaymandala for you all! It seems that this week is going to be a heart chakra week, finding balance in our emotions and taking the time to honour and nurture these emotions! 💞 Balancing our emotions can often be incredibly tricky but whether grieving the loss of a loved one, dealing with uncomfortable situations, nursing a broken heart or just having difficulty “digesting” what’s happening in your life – take the time to nurture yourself and know that you are loved.

Balancing our emotions can often be incredibly tricky but whether grieving the loss of a loved one, dealing with uncomfortable situations, nursing a broken heart or just having difficulty “digesting” what’s happening in your life – take the time to nurture yourself and know that you are loved. 💛Feel the grief, pain, and anger, allow yourself to cry and release the negative energy from your body. Open your heart and have more compassions for yourself, and others. Take a stroll by a river, go for a swim in the ocean or take a long bath ~ water, like our emotions, cleanses us and purifies our minds, bodies and energetic bodies (our soul) from any negative energy toxins. 🌊 Our beautiful healing crystals assist the release and healing of these areas.

☀️Today’s crystals are:
~ Unakite, connecting our base and heart chakras allowing us to move forward from heart hurts. Helps balance our emotions.
~ Apache Tears, assists us with grieving and the release and balance of our emotions, particularly repressed emotion. Helps those who find difficulty in crying to release their emotions.
~ Howlite assists us with emotional expression. Helps us manage stress and anger, and communicate them from a place of compassion rather than reaction.
~ Balance EO blend appropriately named as it helps balance our emotions and keep us grounded allowing us to release these emotions and move forward to heal.

💓Using holistic tools during times of emotional upset, stress, or any situation that finds your emotions feeling a little off-kilter, are simple and practical ways to help you release, heal, uplift, restore, focus, rebuild, find comfort, inspire, or simply relax you. They are an affordable and VALUABLE tool for your everyday self-care and self-healing practice. 🙌🌿☀️💖

Wanna know more about holistic tools and how you can incorporate them into your daily care? Get in touch with me below! 🙂
~ Love & Light, Kerry. 🌸
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Himalayan Salt Lamps: The benefits for kids

himalayan-salt-lamps-wherehumrestsHello Lovelies! Let’s talk Himalayan Salt Lamps.

Himalayan Salt (aka Himalayan Pink Salt) Lamps and bowls and their beneficial health properties, like being used in the home to purify the air, are quickly rising in popularity. You can find them in most health stores and there are tons of articles on the web about the science behind how these lamps work.

Today, I want to talk to you about the benefits of having one of these lamps in your kiddies bedroom or nursery. Using a Himalayan salt lamp as a night light in your child’s room is a wonderful and natural way to relieve a number of health issues and promote restful sleep.

Night Lights

If you’ve ever seen one of these lamps switched on you would have seen the soft orange glow that it creates, pretty similar to that of a smoldering fire. And, if you’re familiar with colour therapy, you’ll know that different colours and colours of light have various effects on the body. Unfortunately, many modern light sources like cell phones, tablets, computers and TVs emit a lot of blue light. Blue light (or wavelengths), which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood, can be a little disruptive at night. Many of us (especially our kiddies) spend a lot of time staring at these blue-light-emitting devices, especially in the evening. Apple has recently introduced their “Night Shift Mode”, which converts your screen to an orange light, in efforts to combat this problem. You can read more about blue light (or wavelengths) here.

Salt lamps, on the other hand, offer a warm orange-red glow, similar to the hues found in a campfire or by candlelight. For this reason, they are a great light source for the evening and can even be used as a night light without negatively affecting sleep.
If you do have a little one who is afraid of the dark, a salt lamp is a great option as the mellow and relaxing glow won’t keep your child awake, in fact, the lamp creates a peaceful, relaxing and calming environment assisting your little one to fall asleep quicker. And should your little one wake up in the middle of the night, the light isn’t harsh on the eyes or overly stimulating so that falling back asleep becomes a struggle.
If you have a new baby, the soft glow from salt lamps offer enough light that you are able to navigate the room during the night without disturbing baby, or completely stimulating baby during nighttime feeds.

Allergies and Sensitive children

Depending on the size of the room it’s kept in, salt lamps are a spectacular source of negative ions.  Due to their hygroscopic properties, they improve the air in rooms by removing molecules of dirt, dust, and pollen particles. In addition to this, the lamp will clear the room of electrosmog, reduce humidity and prevent dust mites. This is particularly helpful for children who suffer from asthma or congestion and will significantly improve your child’s overall lung health.

With its anti-humidity properties, a salt lamp in your child’s bedroom can also aid in relieving uncomfortable skin conditions, like eczema, cradle cap and psoriasis, and common childhood illnesses. like chickenpox, measles, and shingles.

Mood Management

Studies have shown that electromagnetic radiation in the home (and at school and work) can cause stress and fatigue, as well as activating negative emotions. This can often result in bad moods, irritability, whining, crying and temper tantrums, which can be particularly difficult for children (and parents) who don’t understand why they are feeling that way. Himalayan salt lamps assits with combating these moods as they provide a clean, calm and fresh environment, lifting your littles one’s mood and leaving them feeling safe, calm and happy.

Himalayan Salt Lamps have also been known to assist in boosting mood and energy levels, especially useful for those who struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The soft orange hues are one of the soothing colours often used to calm mood and increase focus.

There are many, many more health benefits that bringing one of these lamps into your, and your childrens’, space can have. If you would like to read more on this topic, here’s a great article by Healthyhubb.com. If you have any questions on buying and using Himalayan Salt Lamps, or other holistic health tools, feel free to get in touch with me.
~Love & Light, Kerry. x
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Crystals for Breast Cancer

crystals-breast-cancer-wherehumrestsHello Lovelies! It’s Breast Cancer awareness month this month, and instead of doing my weekly Mandala I wanted to share some crystals to help with the prevention and treatment of Breast cancer.

💗 Breast Cancer, or any Cancer, can be a particularly difficult time emotionally, physically and energetically! Before I talk Crystals, I want to discuss the manifestation of Breast cancer in our bodies.

🌸 Metaphysically, our breasts represent our mothering principle, to nurture (ourselves and others) and to receive nourishment in return. Often, when there are problems with this area (and the heart chakra), we find ourselves “over-mothering” either a person or a situation – ask yourself, what are you not allowing to happen naturally? What can you not let go of? Perhaps you are having a hard time dealing with allowing your kids to grow up, become independent and lead lives of their own? perhaps you feel that you’re stuck in a relationship where you are being “mothered”? Are you particularly overprotective, overbearing and smothering in your relationships, yet you don’t take the time to care for yourself?
💕 This is a particularly difficult topic to discuss, and it applies to both men and women! When a Cancer is involved, it often indicates a deep resentment in this area – do you hold a bitterness towards your mother for being over-bearing? Often these are not things that we think about and allow to sink deep within us. I know it’s hard to often face these hurts Lovelies, but the freedom that comes once we release them is totally worth it!

💗 So, in honour of the prevention of breast cancer, here are some beautiful crystals and essential oils to keep with you and a loving affirmation that will speak to your heart centre and make sure you remember to love and nurture yourself! 💕

🌸 Amethyst is a well-known crystal to help the body back to a state of health and normalcy, especially from a bout with cancer.  Worn as a pendant, it will send loving healing energies to the entire body throughout the day.  As a cluster, Amethyst is a great piece to keep your house or bedroom.  Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration, making it excellent for all types of crisis.
🌸 Another stone that I consider helpful specifically for breast cancer is Rose Quartz.  Rose Quartz is the premier crystal associated with the Higher Heart Chakra, with a strong influence on the breast area.  This soothing but powerful healing crystal lends gentle, loving support to those with cancer.  Rose Quartz also carries the physical healing property of absorbing negative energies from the body, making it perfect for grid work on the body.  Emotionally, Rose Quartz offers its high healing vibration to assist one in working through all types of grief.
🌸 Smokey Quartz is another crystal that is helpful for those with cancer, drawing negative energies out of the body.  Smokey Quartz is known for its ability to absorb and ground negative energies out of the body, and into the earth to be transmuted.  These properties make Smokey Quartz a great support crystal for those undergoing chemo and radiation therapies.
🌸 Master Healer, Clear Quartz for its master healing vibrations and its ability to focus and amplify one’s healing intent.  Clear Quartz can be used with any other crystals to greatly amplify those energies.  The most important property of Clear Quartz is its ability to work on all levels of being (mind, body and soul).  As most diseases begin as a disruption of vibrational energy, Clear Quartz works on this level while influencing the physical energies at the same time.  Clear Quartz functions as an excellent energy cleanser, which helps maintain a clear energy field as the body fights the cancer.
🌸 Loving Affirmation: “I am important. I count. I now care for and nourish myself with love and joy. I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my world with joy. I love and approve of myself. I allow others the freedom to be who they are. I am safe. I am free.”
🌸Essential Oils can go a long way to uplifting our moods when we’re going through difficult times. Doterra’s Console EO Blend has a beautiful, floral scent that comforts us and reminds us to be patient during times of emotional healing. Diffusing the oil blend while lying quietly with your crystals will assist you with removing feelings of grief and sadness, and put you back on the path of hope and healing!

If you are, or have someone close to you who it struggling with breast cancer, and would like to chat to me about treatments, crystals or energy healing, get in touch with me below.

~ Love & Light, Kerry.
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*I am not a medical physician and do not give out medical advice. That being said, I do believe that crystals work on an energetic level and are a form of supplemental healing to be used alongside medical care.

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Essential Oils: What they are and how to use…

Hello Lovelies!! So now that we know what crystals are, and how we can use them as a beautiful holistic healing tool, lets get onto one of our other amazing tools for self-healing and mood management ~ Essential Oils!!!

essential-oils-wherehumrestsWhat are Essential Oils, and how do I use them?
Essential Oils are Mother Nature’s Medicine. They have countless uses, and have been used specifically for emotional aromatherapy for thousands of years! I believe they are the best tool you can use for immediate stress relief and mood management!!

Today, popular uses include everything from minor first aid and alternative medicine to using them as natural house cleaners, used in cooking, scented candles, and body / skin care products. Personally, I use, and teach about how to use them in the following four ways – (this will naturally depend on your personal needs);
~ Chakra Balancing – along with our healing crystals
~ Space Clearing and adding Good Vibes (negative ions) to your Environment
~ Mood Management
~ Emotional and Spiritual Self-Healing

How do I use Essential Oils?

There are three main application methods used when working with essential oils.

These methods are;
~ Topical Application – properly diluted with a carrier oil when necessary, especially for babies, children and those with sensitive skin.
~ Aromatic – inhaled from an open bottle, or diffused into the air via a diffuser.
~ Internal – I do not recommend, but feel free to use your own judgment.

**Personally, I only use Essential Oils Topically and Aromatically.

There are many Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils that are labelled as being “safe for internal use”, but I would encourage you to do your homework. Make sure that you are comfortable with your knowledge of how to use essential oils internally, before attempting this application method.

Internal use of essential oils is not an area that I touch upon during my workshops, in my blog, or in my personal practice, but if this interests you, you may enjoy the Modern Essentials Book for more information!

There are many essential oil companies out there, with many different levels of purity and grade. I have used a few different brands in the past, but today I only use (and recommend) Doterra Oils. This is just my personal preference, what I teach with, and the brand that I highly recommend to my student and clients. When choosing which essential oils brand you are going to use, you want to make sure that their potency (how the plants and herbs are farmed, ie. organic, will result in a more potent, higher quality oil) and their purity.

Many essential oils available are not certified “pure”, meaning they contain synthetic fillers and other elements, like alcohol, that dilutes the qualities of the oils and diminishes their health benefits.

With diluted products, especially those with alcohol, your oils will evaporate, and you will end up using a lot more than necessary and spending a lot more money on oils in the long run. So, choosing a quality brand will not only save you money, but you can be assured that you are using oils that are going to be safe to use and benefit your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic wellness.

In the next post, I will discuss how to balance your chakras using essential oils!
~ Namaste, Kerry.
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Strength: Forgiving those who aren’t sorry.

strength-forgiveness-wherehumrestsHappy Sunday Lovelies! I recently had a conversation with a client about emotional strength and releasing feelings of hurt, resentment, and anger towards those who have wronged us. It’s something that personally was a HUGE step in my self-healing and self-empowerment journey, and something I want to share with all of you!

✨ At some stage in our life, someone close to us is going to let us down, wrong us, disappoint us and even hurt us, and a lot of us find it very hard to move forward from that. Yes, we may “get over it” but we rarely ever truly forgive them of that wrong doing.

By keeping this type resentment inside us only breeds further negative emotions (that we may not even be consciously aware of) that manifest into tension, physical discomfort and illness, and even additional difficult situation (that then lead to more anger and hurt and frustration)… a vicious cycle right? What if I told you that you can put a stop to that, right now??

Many of us believe that in order to forgive someone, and move on from a situation, we need to have those uncomfortable conversations with them! NOT TRUE! If you’d like to learn how to;
~ change your mind set
~ empower yourself
~ learn how to effectively release hurt
and self-heal so that you can live a happy, balanced life comment below or get in touch with me me. ⭐️
~Namaste, Kerry. x
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My Study Buddy!

rainbow-fluorite-wherehumrestsHello Lovelies!! It’s definitely no secret that when it comes to having to sit down and study, I am not a fan! I def need help focusing and concentration for long periods of time!! 🙏

If I’m working on a project, I can sit down and work for hours!! No problem.. but somehow my brain and body know the difference between that and actually studying!! 😳 🙈

Which is why, whenever I sit down to do any work that requires 100% of my concentration – whether course writing, studying to further my own education or working on my blog / website – this little guy is right in front of me!! 💜

💙💜 Rainbow Fluorite is a super Crystal for focusing the mind, creating order out of chaos and also aids in protecting they eyes from hours of screen time! 👀 And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, rainbow fluorite works with your heart, throat, third eye (brow) and crown chakras!!!

So you can be sure that when working with this real GEM of a crystal, you’ll be doing work that is authentic and feels right!! 💫🙌💚

This guy, together with either my Motivate or Passion EO Blends diffusing… and I’m ready to go!! 📚💻
✔️ Do you have any hardworking study aids that work beside you?? I’d love to know. 😊
~ Love & Light, Kerry. X
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