Understanding Your Baby’s Development: A Different Perspective
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Understanding Your Baby’s Development: A Different Perspective at: amotherworld.com
by Monika Meulman
Today’s hip parents know the ins and outs of bringing up baby and child, almost seamlessly right?
“Well, okay maybe not be we sure have tons of references, guides, sites, and friends to ask don’t we? From the best organic food, to the best time to read to your child, we can figure out how to support our children and help them grow.
Or do we?
As the spirituality movement grows, yoga infiltrates daycares, there is another parenting paradigm to consider: the energetic development of your baby. According to the Indian system using Chakras (Chakra is a Sanskrit word for spinning wheel), our bodies develop energy centers from birth to adulthood.” read more at amotherworld.com
March can be a tough month. Most of our country is awash in shades of grey, and the first signs of spring may still be weeks away. So how can you raise your energy level and improve your mood during this challenging month? You can start with aromatherapy.
Refresh with aromatherapy
Scientific studies suggest that aromatherapy may be a helpful complementary treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress, all of which tend to be worse during the dark winter months. Of course, there is no one essential oil to use for depression or fatigue.
The key to effective essential oil therapy is to use oils consistently, in small quantities, as directed. Monika Meulman, president of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists and a healer in Toronto, recommends three oils throughout winter that are easy to use and widely available: sweet orange, Scotch pine, and peppermint.
Sweet orange essential oil is expressed from the orange citrus tree; it’s highly warming and uplifting. It has been used traditionally to control mood swings and has been clinically proven to relieve mild forms of depression.
Dose: Meulman recommends two to three drops inhaled, five drops in your morning shower, and three drops in shoes or slippers.
Like sweet orange, pine essential oil promotes circulation, stimulates the nervous system, and can help relieve mental and physical fatigue. This North American oil is also highly effective at promoting fluid production (phlegm) in the lungs, which may be stressed due to cold, dry air. Its antibacterial properties make it a perfect natural room air freshener and cleaner.
Dose: Two drops in the front hallway deodorizes the air, and 15 drops in a water spray bottle help clean surfaces such as kitchen counters and bathroom sinks.
Peppermint is used effectively as a stimulant. Never use peppermint directly on the skin, as it has cooling properties, and, as with all undiluted essential oils, it can create a temporary rash.
Dose: Had a tough day at the office or at home with the kids? According to Meulman, “One drop inhaled is often all that is needed to experience a deep sense of relief and mental calming.”
Aromatherapy provides an effective way to put some spring in your step. Some other ways to improve your mood are fish oils, vitamin D, and yogic deep breathing…
read more at Alive Magazine
Monika Meulman Leading Non-Profit to Success
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“Monika has taken the CFA by storm! Through a combination of her high energy, well-developed organizational skills, and dedication, Monika has increased the activities and the visibility of this organization many-fold. She has moved the CFA into the high-tech world so that all of the members can better communicate, educate and inform themselves. She is very open-minded and supportive at the same time as she is able to keep all of the committee members on track and moving forward. We are very lucky to have her as the president of the CFA; I look forward to seeing how she will continue to facilitate our growth and professionalism in the coming years.”
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