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Yesterday I went out for an hour without my phone.

I reached for it so many times I lost count.
Let's Google that.

I'll just call Tommi to ask him this.

Let's take a photo of that.

I'll just message Anaya this.

Let's look up that.

Not to mention the automatic urge to scroll Facebook in an idle moment.

This was just a trip to the library, post office and grocery shop with Kisha and Eva.

It made me realise how addicted I am to my phone.

I have some good boundaries in place. I stick to my phone curfew, not bringing my phone in my bedroom in the evening, not having my phone out when I am out with other people, not checking messages if I don't have time to answer.

But I need to work on disconnecting a little more.

Do you take time to disconnect?

Are you addicted like me?

#disconnect #naturalconnections #phoneaddict


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Hey there, I'm Stacey K, I see you're new around here. Let me tell you a little bit about me and what I can offer you.

I'm a writer, mother and wellness lifestyle advocate.

I share my life, recipes, essential oils, encouragement and life's ups and downs. I'm passionate about encouraging people as they start on a journey to better health for themselves and their family.

I host a few different meetups throughout the month:

I am at Brother of Mine every Tuesday morning after school drop off if you want to come and have a chat and smell the oils.
#tuesdaysatbom

On the third Thursday of every month in the evening I host an Encouragement Circle for women who need friendship and connections.
#encouragementcircle

On the last Wednesday of every month Intentionally Organised a roundtable for business women to meet, network, connect and set goals for the following month.
#intentionallyorganised

I also present an interactive workshop for kids and parents covering the science behind Kids Emotions, where we discuss emotional intelligence and how we can use essential oils to support our emotions.
#kidsemotions

You can find more details about these events by clicking the link in my bio.

Enough about me, tell me a little bit about you and what you do.

#naturalconnections


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Feeling under the weather today and decided to stay in. Turned out to be a nice, peaceful morning and deep conversations with the right people. Pricelesss.. Guten morgen from the old town hall! 😍
#blessedmorning
#breakfastinfreiburg
#goodmorning #gutenmorgen
#naturalconnections


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Lots of tree climbing at Playgroup this week! -both kids and toys up the trees :) Reasonable risks make confident, persistent kids
#natureplay#naturalconnections#littleseeds#kidsinnature#riskyplaymatters


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In January I chose a word for the year
F E A R L E S S
... “I had so many things come up to show me that F E A R L E S S is my word for 2018, that with that I can be fierce and raw, that I can fear less and I can use that fear to steer my determination.

There is so much more to F E A R L E S S than not feeling afraid.

I am ready to face my fears, embrace my fears and F E A R L E S S as I pursue my goals and dreams in 2018.”


Yesterday I was reminded of my word when I sat down in Kent Street Deli for Brooke Whitmore's Resilience in Business workshop. “Fear Stops Us Moving Forward”

Lately I've been living in fear and stagnated because of that.

I'd lost sight of my goals, no strike that, I achieved many of my goals and hadn't set more. I hadn't given myself something to strive for, to work towards, to get me out of my comfort zone.

In my comfort zone it was so easy to slip back into old thought patterns that no longer serve me, giving into that fear and doubt. Listening to the excuses and letting old feelings dictate my day to day.

Inspired by Brooke's story, her resilience and determination I am stepping out of my comfort zone and into the fear.

I am stronger than my excuses.

I am fearless.

I am seen.

I am heard.

I am valued.

#naturalconnections

#beseenbeheardbevalued

#fearless2018


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Shared by our #soulfamily member Christina Caine...💯🙌💙 #1111 #naturalconnections #magic #love #acceptance #synchronicity


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Stop rushing.

Stop saying yes.

Stop scrolling mindlessly.

Stop procrastinating.

Stop getting in your own way.

Stop winging it.

Stop skipping meals.

Stop leaving things to the last minute.

Stop over thinking.

Stop doing, start being.

What would be on your stop-doing list?

#naturalconnections #insprationalquotes #stopdoingthat


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I had half an hour between appointments today, so I drove the long way so I could see the sea.

I was so drawn by the colours of the ocean and the sky that I stopped to take a walk.

I walked along the footpath gazing out to sea, feeling the sun on my face and the wind in my hair.

Walking across the sand eyes down looking at all the blue ringed octopus, flotsam and jetsum washed up on the shore during last night's storm.

I took #tenminutesforme in the midst of my day.

And during those ten minutes I took the deepest breath I have in days.

There is something about sea air that invites a deep, restorative breath.

And yes I kept my boots on @scrapmom521 👢🏖️😉 #seethesea #breathe #naturalconnections


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The forest’s stage light hitting the side of the little bridge. By no means taking away the moment of this mumma and son cuddle. Cannot wait to sit still long enough to edit this glorious time with them #mothersofboys #naturalconnections #forestlight


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There are more than 391,000 species of plants in this world and each of them have are unique like a finger print. Each plant gives and receives and has relationships with fellow flora and fauna... it is all deeply intertwined in a magical orchestra that creates the magnificent forests & ecosystems around the world. It’s the relationships that fascinate me most at the moment... how they talk to one another, what they give and receive in an ecosystem, what plants have symbiotic relationships and actually even better synergetic relationships... nature thrives and I believe we have so much to learn from it.. I hope to one day even understand just a fraction of how it’s all interconnected 💚🌱 I believe we can see the energy of plants too and potentially watch in an ecosystem of which plant is communicating with which. If you know of great resources that talk about this relationship comment below as I am open to reading and learning what I can...


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I'll be at Brother of Mine tomorrow morning to chat about oils and life over chai/coffee.

It was a meeting similar to this that changed my life.

Meeting a stranger at a cafe to talk about essential oils that changed my life. Sure my Doctor suggested that I talk with one of his patients about essential oils, but my first oily experience was meeting a stranger at a cafe, a moment I am thankful for every single day.

For a long time I was lonely and isolated, I craved community and connections. My husband and I had (actually we still have) a dream to create a community centre where people could go for natural health support, encouragement, and connections. BOM offers that community and in that community I can connect with people offering the encouragement and friendship that I craved during my darkest times.

So when I say I'll be at Brother of Mine every Tuesday morning with my oils I'm offering more than just a chance to smell the oils and have chai & chat or coffee catch up.

I'm offering so much more.

Could meeting a stranger in a cafe to talk about essential oils change your life?

#naturalconnections #beseenbeheardbevalued


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Practicing our Kokedama skills in preparation for a workshop later in the term.
Yesterday I kokedama -ed this bargain rescue plant. Hopefully with a bit of love and care it will become a happy healthy house plant. 🌱 #kokedama#plantsstagram#livingdecor#naturalconnections


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New Friday afternoon tradition.

Quiet time together at the library.

Borrowing new books, picture books, novels, audio books and non fiction books.

Reading aloud and reading quietly to ourselves.

Time together and time doing our own thing.

#naturalconnections #parentpower #readrealbooks


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I'm struggling to get out of bed this morning and not just cos it's so cosy.

Cos I made the mistake of getting on my phone in bed.

There's a reason I have a rule of no phone in my bedroom and this is it!

So easy to get caught up in my online world, without taking the time to do the things that help my inner world.

I've been percolating on a Less / More list, the answer to the last question in @amandaviviers Reset book.

And I keep thinking back to this quote: "Tether yourself
To real people, real conversations, and real scenery.

Tether yourself
To furry animals, interesting books, good music, the great outdoors.

Tether yourself
To spatulas, hammers, cameras, paintbrushes, and yoga mats."
Rachel Mary Stafford - Hands Free Mama

What are my tethers? What do I want more of in my life?

I need more yoga mats and spatulas.

I need more books so good that I don't want to put them down.

I need more walks looking at the sky less looking at my phone.

I need more writing less thumb typing.

I need more concious connections less mindless scrolling.

I need more deep breaths less huffing and puffing.

I need more chai & chats less isolation.

What are your tethers? What do you need more / less of in your life?

#naturalconnections #selfcare #encouragementcircle


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Met this owl few years ago in Saigon. I thought it was artificial but then it just flew off :) #owlsofinstagram #owlmeeting #magicallife #magicalliving #naturalconnections #naturalwitch #witchesofinstagram


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Snuggled up ready to spend a few hours doing nothing.

I schedule time to do nothing, to write, reset, reflect and relax.

It's too easy to get caught up in to-do lists and should-do guilts.

#writemakecreate #naturalconnections #selfcare


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.Together. Do you have a special way you hold or are held by your children? For me, kahzik always puts his face to mine. Whether it's his cheek or his forehead to mine. He always holds his position for more then a few seconds, definitely not a quick hugger. The unspoken sense of connection and understanding we have with each other transcends words. .
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#familyphotographer #familyphotography #dearphotographer #childphotographer #portraitphotography #dearestviewfinder #kindredmemories #thehappynow #naturallightphotographer #kindredmoments #thosegreentones #documentlife #siblinghoodlove #familyfirst #unposed #familyphoto #summerphotography #familysession #sunset #goldenhour #kimberleybc #cranbrookbc #ferniebc #calgary #naturalconnections


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Lived 6 decades in this country and never seen a koala in the wild before - such a treat here at Binna Burra - such a special place #naturalconnections #natural world


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Being on away holiday has thrown me out of my routine. I honestly have no idea what day it is.

I normally sync the calendars and my diary on a Monday, so I know what we are all up to and where we need to be each day, I just looked at my calendar and realised that not only is today Monday, but I haven't synchronised a single thing all month!
So if today is Monday that means tomorrow is Tuesday! That means #tuesdaysatbom with my oils to catch up with you guys. I'll have the girls with me as it's school holidays.

Will I see you at BOM for a coffee / chai tomorrow morning?

#naturalconnections #schoolholidayfun 
#brotherofminecoffee #whatdayisit


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I Go #forest To Lose Mind and Find mY #soul #happiness #godsart #close to #nature #naturalconnections


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Rather nice view on the dogwalk today - boys were starting their sailing course in grand style !!
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#lovefife #lochore #lochoremeadowscountrypark #rya #naturalconnections #countrypark #fife #sunshine #scotland


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I'm so pleased to see the plastic bag ban in place here in Western Australia but I've already been caught out without my reusable shopping bag, so I popped one of these dõTERRA reusable shopping bags that folds up to nothing in my handbag along with a new bottle of On Guard Hand Sanitising Mist.

The On Guard Hand Sanitising Mist is great not just for hands, but for spraying the trolley or basket before you do your produce shopping. You're less likely to put your bananas in a plastic bag if the trolley is germ free.

Would you like a dōTERRA reusable shopping bag and On Guard Hand Sanitising Mist of your own?

Here's your chance to win!

To go in the random draw to win a dōTERRA reusable shopping bag and On Guard Hand Sanitising Mist:

Follow my page @naturalconnectionsstaceyk

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Tell me one thing you do to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

For an extra entry tag a friend.

Then pop over to Facebook to do the same, link in bio.

Winner will be drawn and announced at 8pm Sunday 1st July.

Good Luck!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram and Facebook.

#naturalconnections #doterragiveaway #doterraessentialoils #plasticfreejuly


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Eva made us a new family game to play.

Hearts 💕 the object of the game is to collect Good Hearts 💕 along the way, but watch out for broken hearts 💔

Patent pending 😉

#intentionalliving #naturalconnections


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It's been 5 days since I've rolled out my yoga mat.

5 days of doing the things first and then not being able to find the time to do my daily yoga practice.

Today resetting my intention to move my body everyday.

In this cold weather it's so easy to slip into a sedentary lifestyle.

It's warm in bed so I'll stay snuggled for just 5 more minutes, which turns into 15 or 20.

A good yoga practice gets my blood flowing as has me warmed up from the inside, I just have to get out of my own way to get on my yoga mat.

So from today I'm committing to starting my day with yoga.

First I do the yoga then I do the things.

Do you find the colder weather slows you down?

#yogaeverydamnday #intentionalliving #naturalconnections


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" Todo lo que puedes imagina es real " , Picasso
Solsticio de invierno, antiguos y nuevos sueños

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" Everything you can imagine is real ", Picasso
Winter solstice, old an new dreams

#naturaleza #perú#educacionambiental#mujermontaña #montañasparalavida #educacion #uiaa #refugiosandinos #agmp #huascarannationalpark #caway #cordillerablanca #naturalconnections #education#nature #naturelovers #dreams #sun #solstice#lifestyle #livesimple


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I love clean sheets straight off the washing line, that's not going to happen in this gloomy weather though 🌧️️ There were glimpses of sunshine today, and quite a few rainbows🌈

To give the sheets out of the cupboard a refresh I've spritzed them with Bergamot, Litsea and Cedarwood 🍊

Bergamot and Litsea together smell like pure sunshine ☀️

Cedarwood for the "just out of my Cedarwood Hope Chest" aroma 🛏️️ I've got my fluffy hedgehog 🦔 sheets on and the winter quilt is finally in a cover after sitting on top of the summer quilt for the last week 🤔

I'm really looking forward to bed tonight!

Did you see any rainbows today?

#naturalconnections #cleansheets #doterraessentialoils


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💙💙💙 Let’s go under the stars and star gaze while speaking in poetry #MsGracie #Muahs #DeepConnection #NaturalConnections #DeepConversations #Poetry


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Think this one is finished at last. It is hard to get back to your train of thought when you stop in the middle of a painting and don’t get back to it for an extended time. I have really struggled with getting regular painting time for the past several months. Just lots of things keeping me busy. Nice things mostly 😄. But I really missed my painting even though I get to paint for my students in our weekly classes I really missed working on my own paintings. Anyway this week I have got back my time and painting is back on top of my list from now on. My new studio deserves to be used😄😄😄 Hope you like my Stag I really loved painting him ❤️. Reference photo from the wonderful collection at @wildlifereferencephotos
#animalartist #celticart #celticanimals #wildlifepainting #wildlifeart #stag #stagpainting #naturalconnections #celticanimaltotem #spiritanimal


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It’s such a wonderful feeling connecting with new friends at events.
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Sharing conversations that flow and engage.... (unlike those chats too commonly taking place through online applications!)
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Join us. Be real. Get off your phone. Meet people who value your time and what you have to say. Be part of the offline revolution! #besocial
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#offline #conversation #connection #friends #geelongevents #eventsgeelong #melbourneevents #eventsmelbourne #organicfusions #naturalconnections #inspire #motivated #meet #learn


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Technically still in my pj's.

Lazy Sunday in bed, drinking Stacey Chai and working behind the scenes on my new website.

Soon you'll be able to search, Pin, and bookmark all of my essential oil blends and recipes.

Soon you'll be able to shop for essential oils in your pj's with AfterPay and Oxipay.

Soon you'll be able to download printable's of all my sugar free recipes.

I can't wait to share it with you, I'm just crossing the t's and dotting the i's.

What have you been doing today?

#sugarfree #stakirecipes #brotherofminecoffee #naturalconnections


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WIP in my studio @staithesstudios painting on top of collaged natureprint on wooden panel - lots of layering. inspired by and working with the smoketree #painting #contemporary painting #acrylic painting #naturalconnections


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SEA AND SALT * In these sunny days, we miss so much the sea here in London (and we would love to walk in the beach in the evenings to recharge our energy!). In our new pieces, we want to honour the sea and the peace it can bring to us. The water’s transparency is represented by natural moonstones - we are going to share with you this combination soon! .
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Nesses dias de sol em Londres a gente sente tanta falta do mar (e gostaríamos tanto de poder dar aquela caminhaaa no fim do dia pra reenergizar). Nas nossas peças novas a gente quis homenagear o mar e a paz que ele nos traz, e traduzimos a transparência das águas em pedras da lua - em breve mostramos aqui como ficou!
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#seaside #seasoul #naturalconnections #sustainbleliving #rechargeyoursoul #seaandsalt #sustainableliving♻️ #sustainability #naturalstones #ethycallymade #livebeautifully


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White Sage - botanical ally for healing and purification
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Vibrating in a quiet, invisible cloud of high frequencies, the aromatic molecules of white sage move and carry away all stagnant energies.
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Purifying mind, body and spirit, it dispels negativity and brings a renewed sense of clarity and lightness to the present moment.
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White Sage can support us in accessing various levels of reality, connecting us here in the physical world to the subtle realms beyond the visible, the realm of Spirit.
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In Divina Floresta, our darling aura mist, White Sage Hydrosol is perfectly balanced with Rose Hydrosol and an array of essential oils specially selected for protection, purification, grounding and heart opening purposes 💗
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Image: Las Pilitas Nursery
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#divinafloresta #whitesage #hummingbird #auramist #energyhealing #nontoxicbeauty #organicperfumes #sacredsmudge #raiseyourvibration #purification #protection #everydayrituals #naturalconnections #iamwhole #selfcare #positivemindset #botanicalally #bepresent #gratitudeattitude #multidimensionalbeauty #yourenergyisbeautiful #bethechange #embraceyouruniqueness


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I'll be at Brother of Mine this morning to chat about oils and life over chai/coffee.

It was a meeting similar to this that changed my life.

I do my Tuesday morning's with my oils at Brother of Mine for a few different reasons.

And no Stacey Chai isn't the main reason!

Firstly it was meeting a stranger at a cafe to talk about essential oils that changed my life. Sure my Doctor suggested that I talk with one of his patients about essential oils, but my first oily experience was meeting a stranger at a cafe, a moment I am thankful for every single day.

Secondly it was at a class at another cafe where I learned about the link between gut health and mental health, things I learned in that class have helped Kisha overcome many challenges in the last year.

Thirdly for a long time I was lonely and isolated, I craved community and connections. My husband and I had (actually we still have) a dream to create a community centre where people could go for natural health support, encouragement, and connections. BOM offers that community and in that community I can connect with people offering the encouragement and friendship that I craved during my darkest times.

So when I say I'll be at Brother of Mine every Tuesday morning with my oils I'm offering more than just a chance to smell the oils and have chai & chat or coffee catch up.

I'm offering so much more.

Could meeting a stranger in a cafe to talk about essential oils change your life?

#naturalconnections #beseenbeheardbevalued


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Oh hey there! I see you're new around here, let's take a minute to get to know each other.

Here's 10 random things that you may not know about me.

1. I wear my socks inside out, I hate the feeling of stringy bits inside the socks but love to buy striped or patterned socks.

2. I've been a vegetarian for 28 years, a group of friends and I went vegetarian in high school and it stuck with me. I'd never really liked meat and have many a childhood meat trauma story to share with you all another time.

3. I like to drink Chai Latte's, well you probably know that from a glimpse at my feed, but I only like to drink Chai Latte's from cups with no handle. If you give me a chai in a cup with a handle, I don't know how to handle it.

4. I love a good pun, dad jokes, and rely heavily on sarcasm as a form of communication. They really should have a sarcasm font.

5. I worked in a video shop for ten years in the late 80's and most of the 90's but I only saw the Princess Bride for the first time this year! I know, right? How did that happen?

6. I quote F.R.I.E.N.D.S a lot, identifying with Monica, I like things clean and always follow the rules when playing games. And Joey, cos like Joey I don't share food!

7. I do not like being called Stace. Especially in text. Press the Y people, press the Y!

8. I swear. I swear a lot. I'm sure that I say oh for fucks sake at least 7000 times a day.

9. I exaggerate a lot. And my most favourite number to exaggerate with is, you guessed it, 7000!

10. I can make meals out of next to nothing. I'd rather stretch my skills and imagination with food than have to go grocery shopping. Some of my best recipes have come from what I call Old Mother Hubbard cupboards.

Tell me some random things about you or do a post like this and tag me, I'd love to get to know you better.

#naturalconnections #10thingsaboutme #beseenbeheardbevalued


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For a long time I was lonely and isolated, the connection I was craving just wasn't there, I'd sit on my brown couch alone and lonely.

I would see the good times my "friends" were having and felt left out. I actually said to my husband "Maybe I should start drinking, then I'll be included" he replied "Dude, I think you need new friends. Don't change something so fundamentally you to fit in." So I set out to make new friends and develop real connections. I now have a circle of friends who accept me for who I am, I don't have to change to fit in.

And I offer that friendship and connection in my business as well, I based the core and why of my business on this:

Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued - when they can give and receive without judgement. Brené Brown.

It's why I started my monthly Encouragement Circle's.

It's why I have true friendships within my dõTERRA community, not just friendships with me but friendships between others in the community as well.

In the last 18 months many women have come and sat on my brown couch with me, making new friends, not only with me but with each other.

If you are looking for connections, friendship and to find your tribe come along to tonight's Encouragement Circle.

#encouragementcircle
#beseenbeheardbevalued
#naturalconnections


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“ Fox”. From my new series “Natural Connections “. You can see the Celtic Triskele symbol of connection to the fore together with the Ancient Celtic script Ogham to the left representing the Alder tree with which the Fox was associated. I have added various descriptive words throughout the paintings that describe Fox’s attributes 😀
#animalartist. #wildlifeartist. #animalart #wildlifeart #nature #ancientwisdom #celtic #naturalconnections #celticlore #celticart #celticanimalart


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