Reflect What You See


Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.
Did’ja catch that?

The things we focus on are the things we allow into our life. Will I allow the sidewalk bubblegum stuck to my shoe to frustrate me, or will I be captivated by this scene as I stooped down to clean it off?
Every one of us faces these tiny moments of decision a thousand times a day. Ten years ago I would have been angrily plucking the sticky mess out of my sneakers. It would have soured the moment, caused irritation and stress, not to mention I would have missed the beauty right in front of me.
Let me tell you, the gum could wait. As a photographer, I didn’t want to miss this moment. The light, the colors, the cheerful buildings with no people and no cars… the mess would still be there when I was through. In this moment, I chose to fill my cup with creativity rather than consternation.
I speak these words to you because I need to hear them myself- over and over and over again. If we focus on the negative, the irritations, the frustrations- our lives become a reflection of those things. Eventually we would *only* see the bubblegum and never see the beauty. And nobody wants to be around that!!!
One of the reasons I love photography is because it teaches you to focus. It doesn’t matter what’s behind, beside, or even before you, if you just zero in on the subject and adjust your settings, you can capture the most beautiful images in the most unlikely places. It’s all a matter of perspective. Some of my best travel pictures were taken in trash alleys. True story
If our lives truly are a reflection of what we see, then let’s be the flowers on a brightly painted windowsill! The world has enough people reflecting its littered streets

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Fun Facts: Science has shown that people suffering from stress tend to have weaker immune systems. Stress Away brings aromas from around the world to create an on-the-go getaway just for you. It includes botanicals with influence that spans the globe, including Copaiba, which has been used since the 16th century in Brazil; Lavender, a staple in the Provence region of France, Ocotea from Ecuador, and Cedarwood, which can be found in Morocco and the United States. Gary D. Young added Lime and Vanilla to boost the pleasurable aroma


What’s In it:

Lime- 80% monoterpenes, promotes clarity of thought and combats anxiety with it’s stimulating and refreshing aroma

Vanilla (absolute)- uplifting, pleasing aroma

Copaiba- used since the 16th century in Brazil for beneficial topical applications. Contains the constituent beta-caryophyllene- used fro muscle soothing

Lavender- oil of relaxation

Cedarwood- contains the constituent cordial 

Ocotea- high in sesquiterpenes, promotes emotional balance


What Does it Do:

Has a balancing emotional effects

Promotes relaxation, physical, mental and emotional

Has an inviting aroma that calms the mind when faced with life challenges


Ideas for Use:


• Apply it topically to the base of your neck, shoulders, and temples before bedtime.

• Apply it topically or diffuse it to enjoy a calming and peaceful aroma.

• Diffuse it at work for an uplifting, fresh, and soothing aroma.

• Apply a few drops on your neck or temples before a busy day.

• Add 10 drops to 2 cups of Epsom salt and add it to a warm bath.

• Use it on your wrists, neck, or diffuser jewelry as a natural alternative to perfume.

• Apply it to your neck and shoulders before yoga to create a centering aromatic experience during practice.


Blends With:

2 drops Stress Away + 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops  Lavender- breathe deep and repeat positive affirmations

2 drops Stress Away + 2 drops Orange – delicious Orange Creamsicle scent


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