Updates, New Journeys, and Writing about Health

Hello there!

I am finally in a place where I can sit down and write! I have said goodbye to another school year–one that passed so quickly it seems–and have said hello to a new business venture. Sporadic blog posts and too many hobbies on top of teaching just wasn’t cutting it. So hello! I am happy to announce my full time venture into writing. I have worked on and off freelancing since 2012, but this is what I love. This is what I’m meant to cement; I feel that drive itching more than ever now.

My apologies for leaving this space vacant in a sense; I am dedicated now…just jumped right into a business, marketing, and then of course the creating. Though I don’t just want to build a business and financial security, I want to build a community of people who value the same things–intrinsic and extrinsic–and are just as hell-bent as I am about sharing ideas and creativity…and changing the world!

So you will be seeing some more changes to Barefoot in Florida; please bare with me! It’s just a little more work in progress.

If there is something you’d like to read about related to Florida living, Florida travellin’, health & wellness, or just want to connect, feel free to leave a comment below.

As always, may your days be bright and blessing-bound!

CBD Essential Oils? They make those?!

I’ve always been a sucker for essential oils…so naturally my very first order from Kannaway included the essential oils trio set. And I’ve been using them often lately, coming up with different simple ways in which to incorporate them in my routine.

The pack came with 3 blends: Energize (citrus, eucalyptus, cinnamon blends), Tranquility (Ylang Ylang, lavender blends), and Defense (like a CBD Thieves’ Oil). I am not quite sure that using them in a diffuser realizes the full potential of the cannabinoids in them, but when I use them with my aromatherapy bracelet or implement the pressure points therapeutic approach, I get a better sense of absorption. Maybe it’s a placebo effect with all essential oils, including ones with cannabinoids, but I really don’t think so. Science has gone both ways. But for me, these are heavenly additions to my oils in the herb cabinet.

Some of the simple ways I’ve been using the trio pack lately:

Tranquility:

*in a carrier oil for massage: achy joints, sore/cramped/tense muscles, general relaxation; applied to temple pressure points for headache relief

*in a diffuser for aromatherapy/promote better sleep

*drop on finger and rub on inner wrist pressure points for stress & anxiety comfort

Energize:

*in a diffuser in the morning, during a workout, during general activity (I even use my diffuser in class!)

*in a carrier oil or drop on finger and rub on pressure points located between thumb and index finger

*drop on finger, stimulate top of forehead pressure point for a quick pick-me-up

Immunity:

*in a diffuser to promote air purification (and a lovely air freshener)

*homemade cleaners and disinfectants

*small amount of oil blend (Immunity in carrier oil) just under the nose to inhibit environmental pollutants/germs

All in all, I would recommend adding essential oils to your own home medicine cabinet. Utilizing essential oils in general is a positive practice, and can offer a natural alternative for many healing and even household products. Just avoid oils that are not 100% natural, or have artificial fragrances or additives. Food grade is usually safe. More to come with recipes and blends using these wonderful oils!