I had a baker’s cyst behind my knee that hurt so bad and I could barely bend my knee and so I looked up treatments on the internet. I used it on my knee and it went away pretty quickly. Now I’m using it on my elbow for pain. It seems to be working.

I found this lady and her video on YouTube. Click here to watch it.

She uses Young Living essential oils. You can the buy oils at Young Living. I highly recommend using their oils because they are really good quality oils even though they are pricey.

5 drops of each oil:




and then the remainder 15ml bottle is a carrier liquid. I used coconut oil.


I usually keep this stuff to myself. I try to just put out positivity, not to be inauthentic but, because the world has enough crap out there. This morning another thing was piled on to the mountain of emotions and pain I was feeling. It was a small thing by anyone’s standards, but after that was added my chest started hurting. I felt like I couldn’t take a deep breath. My entire body hurt. I became very sad and anxious and I wanted to drink and just disappear. I don’t remember the last time I felt so lost and miserable. I didn’t drink or do anything to hurt myself but I put myself to bed. After a couple hours I got a text message and was asked to help put the horses in the barn. I helped and then went out to love on my horses a bit. I guess I’ve been so depressed and out of sorts I haven’t even wanted to see them and spend time with them. Anyway I stood with them and let them rub on me and I would rub their necks and shoulders. It wasn’t until I got back home that I noticed that when I was with the horses today was the only times all day that I had some relief from the pain in my chest. The anxiety was still in the background but it was much much less when I was with the horses. I am looking forward to a new schedule that should allow for more horse time.

Why is it so hard to do the things I know will make me feel better? Why is self care so hard when you need it the most?

It’s taken me several months and lots and lots of soul searching, (aka headaches for my husband because of having to listen to me go on and on about what I should and shouldn’t be doing) I have come to the decision to cut back on my yoga classes that I teach. I’m consolidating my classes so they are mostly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays (Sunday will be for special classes and workshops). Currently I’m spending as much time in the car driving to and from classes as I am actually teaching class.

Hopefully these changes will allow me to spend entire days at the farm for training, lessons, and hanging out with my family. This has been a very bittersweet decision. On one hand I’m going to miss my So Burlington chair yoga crew and my Lund ladies and on the other hand I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my horses and family.

Another change is that I became reiki 1&2 certified in the last two months. Hopefully with the new schedule I’ll be able to offer reiki treatments to people. I’m pretty excited about it.

Send me a message if you’d like to set up a private yoga class or reiki treatment. The first 20 people to email me get a free reiki treatment. I’ve already have a few signed up so you better hurry. 🙂