Every personal development book, lecture, course or coaching session deals with relationships in some form: the relationship with have with ourselves, with our environment and with other people. Even the supreme introverts have interaction with others in some capacity. JD Salinger had to walk to the Post Office to collect his mail in Cornish, N.H. Now I’m wondering why he even cared what was in the mail, if he disconnected so thoroughly from relationships with his environment and with others… Digression!
Yesterday, I co-hosted my first Make & Take party. 18 women gathered in our Great Room and spent a few hours creating. We made roller ball essential oil blends that smell delicious and either offer relief from temporary head tension or help support happy, uplifting feelings (some chose to make both!) and lava stone and gem stone essential oil diffuser bracelets. My friend and colleague Jill, a talented art professor at a local college, lead the jewelry making. We also talked oils, supporting the health of our family members, and seeking out safe and natural cleaning methods—a truly fun and grown-up afternoon.
I realized, with 2 exceptions, that I was able to introduce each woman as “Eddie & Bailey’s mom” or “Callie’s aunt” and so on. My 2 exceptions are straight from the YL essential oil family. Talk about a gathering of like-minded people, a room filled with women who love their fur babies and who are making positive choices for their health and the health of their family members.
“They” say that you become the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with. “They” say, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are.” “They” say there’s guilt by association, that you are judged by the company you keep. Caroline Manzo, in an early season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said, “If you hang around with garbage, you start to stink.” Now I’ll remix that and say, “If you hang around with oilers and bunny moms, you’ll stink of positivity.” Ok… it’s a work in progress. Don’t embroider it on a pillow yet.
I’m inspired and invigorated by the relationships I’ve built through Rescue and now through Young Living Essential Oils. I’m even more pumped that the worlds have merged for me. I knew our bunny boys changed my life; they opened my journey to Rescue and to Animal Reiki. My personal development and wellness journey brought me to Young Living and to incorporating oils into Reiki. The paths merged and now I spend my time sharing and supporting the wellness journeys of those around me, my tribe, people by whom and alongside whom I’d gladly be judged. Find your Tribe—just do what you love, open your heart and they will appear. Much Love.