Wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and memorable Mother's Day.
Resurrected below is my original article about Mother's Day, posted previously. It remains relevant, so I'll simply dust it off, update it to reflect this year and republish it below:
Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a joyous Mother's Day!
|Wendy and her
Mother's Day holds a special place in my heart as it was my daughter Ashley's original due date. However, she came into the world 6 weeks early, and she was then baptized on Mother's Day. This year, 22 years later, Mother's Day again falls on May 12th as it did the year she was born, so it's even more special. I am so blessed to see Ashley continue to grow into a compassionate, loving, creative, funny and ambitious young woman.
...But Mother's Day does also remind me of other family relationships that are not ideal.
Through AromaWeb, I strive to focus upon the positives in life, but the reality is that Mother's Day is not a day of celebration for everyone. Not all mothers, grandmothers or children are living. And for some, their relationships are so dysfunctional or abusive that they count down the hours until the day is over. There is a lot of focus on the positives of Mother's Day, so I am going to devote the remainder of this post to those who struggle, often silently, with mixed feelings, depression, and/or anxiety surrounding Mother's Day.
If Mother's Day is a difficult day for you or if it is filled with mixed emotions, look to aromatherapy to help improve your outlook and focus upon the positives of the day. On Mother's Day last year, I diffused a soft citrus/floral blend that highlights Rose Essential Oil/Otto, an essential oil I particular love for its ability to help diminish feelings of grief. AromaWeb's Recipe Box features an array of blends and recipes that can help with the emotions that you personally are experiencing over Mother's Day:
If you are saddened by the loss of your mother, grandmother, child or other significant mother/child figure in your life, look to AromaWeb's Blends to Help Cope with Grief page. Rose Otto (Rose Essential Oil) or Rose Absolute is the oil of choice for me when dealing with grief, and it has special significance for me around Mother's Day.
If dealing with difficult loved ones on Mother's Day reminds you of past difficulties, triggers traumatic memories or leaves you feeling anxious or nervous, look to AromaWeb's Calming/Relaxing Aromatherapy Blend and Blends to Combat Anxiety.
These blends can also be especially helpful today:
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