A couple weeks ago, I came down with a cold; it was a nasty one too. This particular virus started out as a scratchy throat and then hit me hard, leaving me with no energy, swollen tonsils, a VERY sore throat, and one of those deep coughs that hocks up phlegm (nice thought, right?). I make it a point to prioritize my health and rarely get sick, but this cold really did me in. I’m not one to slow down or let a little cold keep me from doing what I want, but I found myself need
Letting go. I think this may be one of the hardest concepts for most of us to grasp. I know for me personally, I am a meticulous planner. I have a plan for my plan and a backup plan for that plan. It seems that the more I try to hold on and control things around me, the more chaos I seem to create. This is obviously the exact opposite effect I am trying to achieve. Then when things do not go the way I had planned, I tend to ask myself, “Why is this happening?”. Well, that kin
For many of us we are all too aware of the effects of stress and an overly packed daily To Do list. Priorities are put on the list and everything is pushed to the back burner for when we “find the time” and before we know it life so chaotic and we just need a moment to ourselves to recharge. Most people tend to link being alone and creating solitude means being lonely, but the reality is the two are so vastly different. One can be lonely in a crowded room and completely conte
by Nicole Iacovoni, LCSW Cleanses aren’t just about drinking juice for a week. Ridding the body of build-up is a worthwhile practice, but the body isn’t the only thing that needs detoxing. Sometimes our life, as a whole, needs a real good, deep clean. I’m talking major overhaul, rid out, get out, detoxification. When our mind, body, and spirit is clogged with ickiness, nothing good can come into our lives. It’s as if we are holding up a flashing sign that reads, “Stay away po
by Kelly Freeman, WT massage & bodywork therapist "Hands make the world each day."
This month at Willow Tree, we are "extending our branches" and exploring new things. From a bodyworker's perspective, our arms and hands are our branches--reaching out to experience the world around us. But chronic pain and discomfort in our arms and hands can prevent us from exploring outside our normal daily habits. Becoming aware of the habits that cause repetitive strain o
Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels. Tip #2: Be Physically Active We all know that physical ac
Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels. Tip #1: Get Enough Sleep & Rest It is a challenge with o
Written by Jennifer Triassi, Yoga Instructor and Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor We’re now in the midst of what’s called “the most wonderful time of the year!” But truth be told, as our day planners fill up with all sorts of commitments between now and 2015, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave us feeling overstimulated and stressed! Not so wonderful at all. "Stressed out" is an all-too-familiar sentiment of the season, and unfortunately,
We’ve been learning how to put gratitude into practice on a day to day level with Willow Tree WC founder and chief clinician, Nicole Iacovoni. We hope that lessons and ideas that you can take with you into life beyond November and beyond just thinking about Thanksgiving. Celebrate Your Success
We can be so hard on ourselves to accomplish more, achieve higher, and do better. We often spend all our time and energy focusing on where we’re going that we fail to recognize when we
by Jennifer Triassi, Willow Tree yoga instructor and Young Living Essential Oils independent distributor In celebration of Thanksgiving, we have chosen to diffuse a
combination of cinnamon bark and nutmeg essential oils!
Mmmmm, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure, natural, therapeutic-grade oils and a great alternative to candles and air fresheners containing harsh chemicals and fragrances. In addition to their amazing scents,