Skip to main content

Helping Heals My Heart

“A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

I’ve never really understood this quote.  Like, why does a friend need to be in need for you to count them in your tribe?  Maybe I interpret it wrong...

It wouldn’t the first time.

I’ve always tried, and I’m sure more times than I’ve realized, failed to be there for my family and friends. 

My tribe.

But today was a win.  Not because I did something, not because what I did worked, and not because I felt good about doing something for someone else.

But because I had the opportunity to try and help.  Sometimes just trying is a reward within itself just because a chance presents itself. 

A dear friend of mine, who is also my pet groomer, called me to say she was dropping some pet bandannas off for me. (Bandannas are a great way to help “oilers” safely use oils on their pets.)
 I was supposed to pick them up the next day, however, she informed me she wouldn’t be working due to her doing something awful to her back. So, of course, I want and need to help, or at least try.

(It’s important to let you know that she has 8 month old twins, a 4 year old, runs a business and has a mini farm.  This girl can not and does not rest.)

Lucky for me, I keep natural salve/lotion made up in jars that just need a little oil love.  So I added some cypress and wintergreen essential oils by Young Living and stirred it up good.  Both of which have properties that aid in nerve and muscle pain.  They also work as a natural property aid in the reduction of inflammation.  I also made sure she knew they were “hot” oils, so be careful with application if she has sensitive skin. 

Yes I use old makeup jars or whatever glass jars I get. Recycling at its best! 

I use this combination on the weekly for my own health and wellness.  Trial and error led me to them.  Also, research helped. Look at the ingredients in your basic OTC muscle and pain cream aids.  What’s in them?  There’s a reason these work for me and hopefully her. 

I’m waiting for results, but I’m positive they will at least help take the edge off.  Nothing is guaranteed but help is always welcome. 

And that’s what I try to do.  

Help your tribe in whatever manner you can.  It doesn’t matter if it does the trick. It matters that they know they are never alone.

Besides, it’ll make your heart that much stronger and isn’t that what we all want?   A strong heart and foundation of health. 

I’ll be back soon!



Popular posts from this blog

Covid-19: A Message From A Front Line Health Care Worker

Hello friends, I hope this message finds you well.  Through out the recent weeks, and the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been struggling on what to say.  I have been trying to keep a positive outlook, telling myself that we'll be okay. That everything will go back to normal eventually, but as we've seen, so much changes from day to day that it's hard to know what the future holds right now. It's scary. It can be overwhelming. We've never seen anything like this. Some of us are in major hotspots and some, thankfully, are in more sheltered pockets. The reality of the situation is that we are all affected. I am writing this from my home office, a place that I have spent much much more time in recently, especially in the wake of the governor of Colorado, Jared Polis' stay-at-home orders. Being that I am a member of the media, I have been deemed "essential." Like many of us, I have special documentation from Washington, D.C. that

Introducing Miss Kelly

Welcome to the start of our new monthly series.   Here at Busy Women's Health we have been trying to come up with a way to share the stories of our followers.  Carly and I finally decided that the simple route was best.   We have reached out to a few of our friends and gotten their stories directly from them and now we're sharing them with you.   Of course, since we know the first few ladies, we may just throw in a few "details" of our own. Busy Woman #1 - Introducing Miss Kelly. Kelly is one rockstar of a busy woman.  Just looking into her crazy list of responsibilities and businesses can make a person tired. She is a High School Agriculture Teacher, FFA Adviser, Yearbook Advisor, Junior Class Sponsor, County 4-H Leader, Erie Recreation Volleyball and Basketball Coach, Neosho County (KS) Farm Bureau Board President and Women's Chair, and Kansas Pet Professional Executive Secretary.  She also owns and manages the personal businesses of  Snapshots