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How Aromatherapy Works

Aromatherapy

How Aromatherapy Works

by Courtney Somer

Aromatherapy is the art of utilizing the life force of plants in the form of essential oils, also thought of as nature’s medicine, to enhance ones emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.

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Seven Benefits of Frankincense

Aromatherapy

Seven Benefits of Frankincense

by Courtney Somer

Frankincense known for its sweet and comforting smell, has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years and was once more valuable then gold. It is known for its healing powers and at one point “used to treat every conceivable ailment known to man.” Considered as food for the gods, Frankincense is used often in Ayurvedic medicine, and it is believed that using it in the house daily brings good health.

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Kriya to Make You Enchantingly Beautiful

Yoga

Kriya to Make You Enchantingly Beautiful

“The purpose of this set is to make you enchantingly beautiful. This short kriya can make you a different person. It increases your beauty, physically and mentally. Many of us have lost contact with the essence of beauty, which comes from good physical condition. It is a radiance of soul that shines through the physical appearance and beyond. This series elevates you to a level of consciousness where you can appreciate the new inflow of energy. It makes you want to meditate.” – Yogi Bhajan

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7 Ways to Stop Complaining

Personal Growth

7 Ways to Stop Complaining

by Courtney Somer

I’ve recently become much more aware of what I say, and I admit that sometimes, I would not want to be the one listening! The fact is we all complain sometimes, but lately, I’ve noticed people that complain constantly. Starting with a focus on one thing, and when that is resolved, the complaint is just moved onto the next item, topic or person. Most people can complain up to 30 times a day.

So why do we complain?

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Ask Abdi: How Do I Move Out Of A State Of Panic And Into A Place Of Ease?

Personal Growth

Ask Abdi: How Do I Move Out Of A State Of Panic And Into A Place Of Ease?

by Abdi Assadi

Question: I just read your last post “why would we rather stay stuck” and I have some further questions on this. The terror you spoke of is something that I am slowly unravelling in my life. I have always been challenged by anxiety, particularly social anxiety but it hasn’t been until this summer that I have realized the true extent of it.

I am literally living in fight or flight mode 90% of my life and am uncertain how to get out of it. I avoid social situations like the plague at times and at other times have very well choreographed superficial costumes that I put on in order to survive socially, and I do, some people would even question whether I truly have social anxiety or not.

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August Forecast

Stars, Numbers & Cards

August Forecast

Good news, we have now entered a time of opportunity, growth, and expansion on planet Earth. There are winds of good fortune available to us throughout the month, and I will explain how you can best take advantage of this positive climate shift.

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A Beginngers Guide to Meditation

Meditation

A Beginngers Guide to Meditation

by Courtney Somer

I understand if you live a fast paced life, it can be a daunting task to consider sitting with yourself or even being still for a few minutes a day. However, the benefits of meditation are enormous and not just those that the health experts talk about (reduced stress, anxiety, depression, lower blood pressure and improved brain function). What meditation does for the mind is what going to the gym does for your body. It is one of the easiest habits to incorporate into your daily routine and can have life-altering results.

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How To Manifest What You Want

Personal Growth

How To Manifest What You Want

by Courtney Somer

“Miracles occur naturally, when they dont something has gone wrong.” – A Course In Miracles

Manifestation can be a tricky subject. It can sound like a hoax, rather new-agey and somewhat confusing. For example, why on earth do things show up in life that you really don’t want? And if you are ‘creating’ aspects of your life, why would you create something unwanted? Truth is, after much practice and research on the topic, I’ve learned there is quite a clear process to allowing the manifestation of what you want to show up in your life. Really, to get what you want is an inside job.

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Living in Wonder

Personal Growth

Living in Wonder

by Abdi Assadi

There is a lot of talk about wonder, joy, beauty and magic. These words and more importantly their experience are connected and intersect one another. The one thing they all have in common is that they can only be experienced when we are in the moment. Which any of us rarely are. Being present to the moment is in fact one of the most difficult things we can do.

 

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The Opportunity in Mercury Retrograde

Stars, Numbers & Cards

The Opportunity in Mercury Retrograde

by Courtney Somer

Mercury is in retrograde from January 5th to 25th. Reading up on my monthly horoscope, I noted the usual warnings that come with this time period including communication breakdowns, delays and frustrations. But instead of thinking of it as burdens and mishaps, I suggest looking at it as an opportunity, because really that is what Mercury is offering you.

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What We Lack in a Hyperconnected World

Relationships

What We Lack in a Hyperconnected World

Is it strange that many of us these days feel hyperconnected and yet disconnected?

This is what Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple explores in his book…

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How to Create Your Day

Personal Growth

How to Create Your Day

by Courtney Somer

Consider how you feel when you’ve had an amazing day. What if it was an amazing week, month or year?  Our days are like blank canvases of 24 hours that we are responsible for creating. Strung together, they make up the quality of our lives.

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You Are Here To Create

Wisdom

You Are Here To Create

“All the resources you will ever want or need are at your fingertips. All you have to do is identify what you want to do with it, and then practice the feeling-place of what it will feel like when that happens. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have.

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The World Is Your Mirror

Personal Growth

The World Is Your Mirror

by Courtney Somer

Everything in the universe is energy. You are energy, so are your emotions, thoughts and words. These energies hold a vibration, which flow out into the world and constitute the field that surrounds you.

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Steps to Overcome Resistance

Personal Growth

Steps to Overcome Resistance

by Courtney Somer

The universe has a plan, and an individual plan for you at that. When there is a situation that occurs over and over again in your life, the universe is trying to teach you something and until you learn that lesson… Read More

Saturn Return – The Instigator of Change

Stars, Numbers & Cards

Saturn Return – The Instigator of Change

by Courtney Somer

Both my friends & I had a distinct feeling of unease in regards to life right around the age of 28. It felt like a mid-life crisis, without the sports cars or younger mates, but nothing felt quite right and a variety of deeper questions set in. Was I in the right job and relationship? What was my plan for my life? Was I officially moving out of youth and into adulthood? Thankfully, I was introduced to the concept of the Saturn return.

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Healthy Habits with Norma Kamali

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits with Norma Kamali

by Courtney Somer

The legendary Norma Kamali is not only an inspiration for years of influential and cutting edge designs, but also for her devotion to health and well-being. For one, she looks amazing and is in better shape then women half her age. She also created The Wellness Cafe consisting of favorite products to promote fitness, health and beauty and where she hosts inspirational events (that feature other Eyla contributors). We spoke to Norma about her personal routine to find out how she maintains calm and focus and how we can age as gracefully as she.

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Q&A with Abdi Assadi – Does Negative Thinking Lead to Actual Negativity in Life?

Personal Growth

Q&A with Abdi Assadi – Does Negative Thinking Lead to Actual Negativity in Life?

by Abdi Assadi

The Question

There is so much talk about negative thinking. People, myself included, often say..”Stop thinking negatively”. Well, is it possible that with negative thinking and fearful thinking, we bring those negative and feared outcomes to life? Do we or can we open the door to bad outcomes, as we let those thoughts live and grow in our mind?

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