The alchemy of self-care delivered to you!

* indicates required

“Craft Your Own Magic Potion, an Aromatherapy Workshop” was born from my love of beautiful settings, rich aromas, innate creativity, igniting sparks around a table and nature’s healing power.

Debi Lily, the event planning genius, has provided a most beautiful, peaceful and chic setting at DLLoft.

Here’s the set-up:

I have curated a banquet table of single essential oils for our experimentation.
Everything will be supplied to facilitate the expression of your innate creative genius.
People have been communing and fellowshipping around a “table” since time began.  Our noses lead us as we gather around the banquet table and enjoy nature’s harvest of aromatic bliss.

Here’s how it works:

Prior to blending we will discuss the basics of craft blending essential oils for aromatic purposes but before we begin, I’ll walk you through the creation of a coaching tool called ‘The Emotional Landscape.’  Your Emotional Landscapes maps the connection between your Central Nervous System, heart vibrations, hormonal releases and your emotions.  It provides insight about how you can best support your emotional and physical wellness and stress management using heart centered breathing techniques based on your emotional map.

It’s helpful to tune into the wisdom on your emotional landscape prior to crafting your blend because it provides a map as you choose your oils for crafting aromatic alchemy.

Nature provides a most delectable banquet of oils that serve and support our health and we will sniff our way through the table with our emotional landscape in mind.

Here’s WHY it works:

Essential oils have been used since ancient times as healing agents for the body, mind and emotional wellness.

Nature is the original pharmacy in its purest form.

We are fortunate to have access and information about the plant world delivered to us through essential oils.  Essential oils operate on three levels, transdermal, aromatic and oral.

Essential oils have the following properties:  anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, tranquilizing, anti-fungal, digestive aide, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, anti-depressant and mood booster, among others.

During the past ten to twenty years, essential oils have been in the process of being restored to their rightful place in the healing field in North America supported and researched by doctors like Dr. Gary Young of Young Living Oils,  Dr. Norm Shealy, a neurologist and creator of Living Bliss Oils and The Sacred Rings and Dr. Axe, a doctor of Functional Medicine who provides a wealth of information on medicinal essential oil uses through his website, ebooks and Social Media.

It’s time to reawaken ourselves to the healing power of nature through essential oils.  “Craft Your Own Magic Potion, an Aromatherapy Workshop” is a portal for this wisdom.  Join me at DL Loft Chicago for this informative workshop on essential oils.

The workshop is $35 and will be offered once a month through 2015.  Stay tuned for Summer dates.  To purchase tickets head to this link .

*I am a certified Living Bliss healer of the Sacred Rings
*There are many companies selling essential oils. I source the single oils used in the Capim Santo Alchemy Exotic Essential Oil blends from Rocky Mountain Organic Essential Oils.


Painful Stories

The ego whispered with accusation. “Pick up your presence and hide it away.” “You don’t have to be seen.” “You won’t be able to speak at Idea Potluck* feeling this way.” “You can’t.” “Fein sick, no one will know.” “You’re not celebrated.” “You’re not worthy.” Shame attempted to smear itself over every inch of my […]

Read the full article →


“I’m sorry.”   “I forgive you.” Whether given in an audible voice or witnessed silently, they are the most powerful expressions of freedom a person can experience. “All the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming.” Helen Keller To be human is to be hurt by someone, at some time.  We cannot escape this loss of innocence. […]

Read the full article →

Living in the Present Moment

In Social Media we’re swimming in images related to present moment living. Thank you, Eckhart Tolle, for raising our awareness of living in the present moment in “The Power of Now, a Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.” You helped a generation see truth during a time in history when we were moving at the speed of […]

Read the full article →

Breathe, You are Alive

  Everyday, healthy breath Feels like rest or play or the quiet waters along a shoreline. The Inhale & Exhale traverse  Quietly Slowly Rhythmically Fluidly Deeply Embodying the passageways of the throat, chest, back body and lungs; Arriving to the deep cavity that is the storage house of emotions, the gut. Breath A smorgasboard of possibilities […]

Read the full article →

Half-way through my Life, my Heart Stopped Pacing Itself

That was almost two years ago. Since then, my energy has been in a downward spiral. Resulting in drastic adaptations of my coaching practice and reducing the market lauch of my essential oil line, Capim Santo Alchemy, to a turtle’s pace. Just prior to having a pacemaker implanted, August 2011, my Electrophysiologist assured me the […]

Read the full article →

The Fear Experiment

From the moment I heard about The Fear Experiment  (FE), the brain child of Saya Hillman, owner of Mac n’ Cheese Productions and  proliferator of “A Life of Yes” mindset, my insides jumped with curiosity. Being fairly new to the Chicago area, I missed local shared experiences that tie people’s lives together. I was also an extremely […]

Read the full article →

Expecting Magic

As a child, Christmas Eve was my most magical night of the year. Would I be able to sneak a peek at Santa? Lying in bed, listening to the festive noises of the older generations in my family, I swear I heard sleigh bells ringing and reindeer hooves on the rooftop. Seriously. Falling asleep, impossible. […]

Read the full article →

The Gift of Myrrh

An oil of tranquility and peace.   Derived from the Arabic word for bitter, murr.   The three wise men who visited Mary and Joseph after Jesus was born brought three gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh.   One gift from each king.   The wise men, following their astrological notes, believed they were visiting a […]

Read the full article →