Proactive Healthstyle

I'm wild about essential oils and what natural medicine does for our health. I'm also pretty wild about living a resilient lifestyle with real food!

A new way of looking at health is emerging. We no longer look to health authorities for answers. We're looking into ourselves for answers. Creating Healthy Communities is my purpose. Generating healthy habits. Connecting people to people. Connecting people to resources.


OH yeah. Love this class. Who doesn't want to know how to be the go-to person when an emergency happens.

DIY salves are a great skill to have. It's simple, but there are a couple of tricks.
We're going to make my favourite chest rub ever! This gorgeous salve is tried and true. it was my go-to for the years of raising a kid. It opens airways, alleviates congestion and settles the discomfort and anxiety that comes with a killer cold.

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
34 Haliburton Street Nanaimo
Cost: $15.00

Please PM me if you are coming!

Gut Health is Core Health Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 7:00 PM: Journey into the small intestine and discover what’s happening with the various microorganisms the gut hosts. Have you ever wondered what impact probiotics play in your lif

Clary Sage Oil
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36% and improved thyroid hormone levels (TSH). The study was done on 22 post-menopausal women in their 50’s, some of which were diagnosed with depression and at the end of trial the researchers stated that “clary sage oil had a statistically significant effect on lowering cortisol and had an anti-depressant effect improving mood”. This is just one of the many studies proving clary sage oil benefits hormones.

The biggest benefit of clary sage is that it helps balance out estrogen production in the body. A lot of health issues today, even things like infertility, PCOS and estrogen-based cancers, are caused from excess estrogen in the body — in part, because of our consumption of high-estrogen foods.

Because clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels, it’s an incredibly effective essential oil in the a wide array of hormone imbalances. So, whether you’re looking for natural remedies for PMS cramps during the month,or possibly already know you have excess estrogen in your body, clary sage is a great essential oil to consider adding to your essential oil regime.
(Shared from Dr. Axe.)

[04/25/19]   dōTERRA is the world leader in the global essential oils market, according to unsolicited reports on the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Market by Verify Markets®. Since its founding in 2008, dōTERRA has invested more than $100 million in its vast Co-Impact Sourcing® network to provide the highest quality essential oils. dōTERRA’s exemplary business practices are expensive and demand constant focus and determination. Because of dōTERRA’s reputation, other companies have tried to promote cheaper products through comparison.
Although dōTERRA welcomes competition, a company by the name of Revive has overstepped legal boundaries into unfair competition by marketing that its oils have the same quality as dōTERRA oils and implying that its oils are sourced from dōTERRA sources. This is not possible due to dōTERRA’s unique Co-impact Sourcing model. Under that model, 96% of dōTERRA oils are exclusive or proprietary in terms of source, formula, or both. Further, other companies do not undertake the rigors of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing. To confirm this fact, tests have been completed that show that many of Revive’s oils are adulterated. We have recently let the company know of this adulteration, which they claim was unknown to them. Of course, adulteration is common among companies that source their products from perfumers and brokers.
Consumers should be aware that essential oils that are adulterated are easy to obtain and inexpensive. dōTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability through industry leading Co-Impact Sourcing practices, which provide more than 100,000 jobs in third-world markets impacting more than 500,000 lives. Consumers are advised to not trust claims from competitors stating that their cheaper oils are similar to the high quality found in dōTERRA’s life-enhancing essential oils.

Handling Pain with Essential Oils Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM: ç

Giving the Aromatouch Certification course is always such a treat for me. I love the ever expanding circle of people who are able to give this treatment. I've had to call on friends a few times to help me out with this...and I've been delighted to be able to give relief to friends as well.
The cost of the course covers the cost of the oils as well as your manual.....and you receive a session as well...too cool!
PM me or give me a call if you want to register. We are limited to 9 people!
Class is here in Nanaimo

Spring is in the air and if you get 'spring brain' like I do you might find it difficult to stay focused and get things done at work when all you really want to do is go outside and play!

Respiratory Health Presentation | dōTERRA Essential Oils

We're in that season again with colds and flus popping up. Check out this short video for some respiratory tips In this presentation, we are going to talk about the respiratory system and what can be done to help support healthy respiratory function.

I think this is just about the most important class I give. Understanding what goes on in our gut is more than just being savvy about nutrition. Its about understanding how your gut works so that you can have the best health possible
Join me tonight, Feb 2 at 7pm 34 Haliburton street Nanaimo for this class....class is FREE

Emergency Preparedness and Essential Oils

Hi All, With all of the crazy weather going on and all of the freakish weather , thinking emergency preparedness is a really bright idea.
I'm going to host a watch party here tomorrow morning. I sure hope you can join me!
I'll watch the video with you and then I'm free to answer questions as they come up!

Tuesday's BOGO is Cheer & Motivate

There are some truy amazing deals afot and todays is one that I think everyone with a job should be taking advantage of. It's the stress bustor duo for decreasing stress and increasing your flow, you know that feeling of totally being in your grove when your working on something....while get ready for it!

Citrus aurantium
Petitgrain offers exceptional internal benefits including antioxidant support, and promoting the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and nervous systems.* Its clean and fresh aroma delivers calming and relaxing benefits, easing feelings of tension and stress.

Diffuse for a relaxing and calming effect on emotions.
Take internally to help calm the nervous system and promote restful sleep.*
Rub a drop of Petitgrain together with Lavender or Bergamot and fractionated coconut oil to the bottoms of your feet to promote feelings of relaxation.
Take one or two drops in water or juice to support cardiovascular, immune, nervous, and digestive systems.*
Petitgrain essential oil is often referred to as “Lavender for men.” It provides many of the same benefits, but has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that is popular among men and women. Petitgrain helps enhance other fragrances, making it a common ingredient in the perfume and cologne industry.
Historically, Petitgrain essential oil has been used to clean surfaces, and to support healthy immune system and nervous system function when used internally.* Emerging scientific evidence is providing support for these traditional and other uses.
Petitgrain contains the chemical constituents linalool and linalyl acetate, both of which are known for their calming properties. Taken internally, Petitgrain may help to calm and soothe the nervous system.* It also has a calming aroma that can help reduce anxious or tense feelings when inhaled. Diffusing Petitgrain before bed promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation. Experimental research suggests that Petitgrain helps to promote healthy relaxation and sleep when consumed internally.*
The benefits of Petitgrain are not limited to the nervous system, however.* Taken internally, Petitgrain helps support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, and digestive systems.* It also provides antioxidant support.*
Petitgrain has powerful surface cleansing properties. Add to a spray bottle of water and use as a fresh-scented surface cleaner.
The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. doTERRA Petitgrain is sourced from Paraguay through the Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative. By supporting rural development projects and small-scale farmers, doTERRA provides an economically viable alternative to clear-cutting land. This helps protect the remaining patches of the Atlantic Rainforest in eastern Paraguay from deforestation.

About twice a year doTerra has a BOGO week. Its an amazing time to stock up on some oils!!!!

And this coming week is a BOGO week! Yahoo!

PM me if you want me to get a couple of oils for you! You'll get them at the wholesale cost which is pretty darn fabulous!!!!

A heads up for Monday.

Kitchen Crafty Fun

[02/17/19]   I am so looking forward to hosting this watch party on emergency preparedness at 10 this morning....see you then!

Hi All, With all of the crazy weather going on and all of the freakish weather , thinking emergency preparedness is a really bright idea.
I'm going to host a watch party here tomorrow morning. I sure hope you can join me!
I'll watch the video with you and then I'm free to answer questions as they come up!

I love playing with blending essential oils and every once in a while I hit something extraordinary.

Today is one of those day:

Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Siberian Fir.

I smell like love.

I'm getting no work all

...but I sure smell good just being blissed out!

Creating Your Personal Scent

An update on this class...I forgot to include the location. I've updated that....34 Haliburton Street Nanaimo. Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 PM: We are in the heart of the month of love. There is no stronger emotional trigger than the sense of smell. Create your own personal unique scent utilizing pure botanical ess

Creating Your Personal Scent Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 PM: We are in the heart of the month of love. There is no stronger emotional trigger than the sense of smell. Create your own personal unique scent utilizing pure botanical ess

State of the Carte

OMG, what an amazing tool. Can you imagine the impact this could have on things like school gardens? Gardens for assisted living residences. Anywhere there is an institution that feeds people...and could then grow its own food as well.
Oh, and I'd like one for home compost does pretty well in its bin but I am somewhat lazy when it comes to doing the "big' compost dig out. This would make composting so much easier.
This is officially on my wish list.

Composting has never been easier.

State of the Carte

Possibilities...What flavour do you want your dishes to be?

Take a bite out of edible "plastic" wrap packed with vitamins and nutrients.

State of the Carte

Aren't solutions amazing?

This 6-pack ring is edible! Talk about animal and eco-friendly.

Proactive Healthstyle is now highly recommended!

Thank you for your support! Thank you for the recognition and check out all our recommendations on Alignable.

This just really struck me and I wanted to share it ./ I think like most people I can be pretty brutal on myself, saying things to myself that I would never dream of saying to another person. Its time to stop.
Let's make February a time to remember to love ourselves in thought, word and deed.
Being Hard On Ourselves
When we are hard on ourselves, we send our bodies the message that we are not good enough.
One of the key components of human consciousness that most of us need to address and change is our tendency to be hard on ourselves. We do this in ways that are both overt and subtle, and half the work sometimes is recognizing that we are doing it at all. For example, if we find it difficult to graciously accept compliments, this is probably a sign that we tend to be hard on ourselves. Other ways in which we express this tendency include never feeling satisfied with a job well done, always wanting to be and do better, and getting mad at ourselves for getting sick. Getting mad at ourselves at all indicates that we need to rescue ourselves from our learned ability to be unkind to ourselves.
In essence, when we are hard on ourselves, we send our bodies the message that we are not good enough. Whenever we do this, we do damage that will need to be addressed later, and we sap our systems of much-needed energy. Being hard on ourselves is a waste of precious time and energy that we could use in positive ways. To begin to understand how this works, we can think about times when someone made us feel that we weren't good enough. Even just thinking about it will create an effect in our bodies that doesn't feel good. We may be used to the feeling, but when we really tune into it, we instinctively know that it is not good for us on any level.
Like any bad habit, being hard on ourselves can be a challenging one to release, but the more we feel the burden it places on us, the more motivated we will be to change. At first, just noticing when we are doing it and how it makes us feel is enough. As our awareness increases, our innate impulse toward health and well-being will be activated, moving us out of danger and into a more positive and more natural relationship with ourselves.

Here is the line up for February classes.

The month of LOVE

All of these are at my home in Nanaimo. PM me for the address.
Or register on my website

I'll be starting the hormone class in abput 30 more minutes. If you cant make it in person let me know if you'd be intereted in a watch party.
If yes put the best day and time below and I'll make it happen!

Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make this class tonight!

Iam really excited about giving this class. Too many women suffer from hormonal imbalance and there is so much that we can do.
What I really love is the incredible conversations that get stimulated.
Yeah to the wisdom of women!

Women and Hormones are a topic that we often find ourselves talking about, but how much do we actually understand how our uniquely feminine system works?
🍷Join us for an evening of Wine, Women and Wonder as we dive into the world of women's hormones and shed some light on why our hormones go awry.
Topics include:
👶Fertility of infertility
😭PMS, bloating and cramping
😤The unleashing of your inner B*tch?
🥵Unbearable hot flashes and night sweats
😴Disappearing libido
We'll also explore some great tools for getting your hormones back into blissful balance.
Book now!

Women's Hormones: A Free Seminar.
Click here for details and to register:

As we age our hormones go through some hot shifts. Those shifting hormone can give us more than just hot flashes. We may lose our libido along with our bladder control. Hormonal balance in women (and men) has become an epidemic in our time. In this class, we’ll focus in on women’s hormones. How to balance them and become mindful of when we’re losing that balance we experiment with some wonderful oils and supplements that can help us balance our hormones as well as look at specific foods that support a healthy body for long term vitality.
Through my 35 years of nursing and my studies in essential oil and herbal medicine, I did learn a thing or two and it is my pleasure to empower you with my experience. The class is free.

When: Thursday January 24 @ 7:00pm
Where: 34 Haliburton Street Nanaimo

Limited to 12 people so please let me know you are coming!

Making Mad

This looks kinda fun.

Self-confessed 'crazy plant lady' Summer Rayne has transformed her Brooklyn apartment into an urban jungle with her ever-growing collection of 500+ plants 🌱

kids for saving earth promise song

Dream Big

It's going to be a full impact day ahead. To keep my blood sugar even and my attention focused I use a little Smart and Sassy in my water to keep me going

[01/12/19]   Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is a part of the Slim and Smart blend.
Join me for a free or in person.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is a part of the Slim and Smart blend.
Join me for a free or in person.

Uganda Holiday Bracelet

Another reason I love the company I work with. Doterra sold out of the hand made bracelets that were available for Christmas this year. Take a look at what ethical buying does!


For all of my serious health nut friends. Special thanks to Cathy Morgan the noted Holistic Nutritionist of Campbell River for her research.

I know you milk your nuts everyday too.


I've known |Deana for a number of years and I am so amazed by her spirit. |She is dedicated to helping the parents of unique children navigate the life they weren't expecting. Kudos to those people out there that are doing an amazing job at parenting.

What is Wrong with My Child?! If you are a parent who has either not received a diagnosis (but know or have been told by teachers etc. that something is wrong with their child) or have just received a diagnosis, you are not alone. I can help you through the emotional and practical stages of accepting your new world. Click here for more info:

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Gluten Free Roll-up for lunch!



34 Haliburton Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 4V7
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