The Essential Oils Handbook, A Book Review

Whether you are a novice, just beginning to learn the benefits of aromatic oils, or you are an experienced aromatherapist, this is a great guide book about essential oils.

The book is attractive with beautiful photographs of the plants that yield the oil. About 100 oils are referenced with a very good discussion of holistic benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. I love the easy recipes / these special blends! Two of my favorite discoveries are rosemary oil- wonderful for sore muscles and ylang ylang for calming the mind.

Aromatherapy should be fun! Enjoy experimenting with this fragrant world and find the ones you love the best. Aromatic oils do create a positive ambience at home and at work.

Be sure and check it out on La Mer's Amazon Store today!

Book review written by Jeanne with La Mer, Patient Services

My Journey with Heidi Stewart Fitness

Many of us want to start a new week with new beginnings and new goals. This was me with dieting and exercising. But I struggled to keep these goals and would give up. It wasn’t until August of 2014 that I met Heidi Stewart Fitness through my sister-in-law and she changed my life forever. This is when my journey started.

I learned quickly through Heidi that I had to think of it as a lifestyle change and not a diet. This has really helped me through my journey and my success. When I started my sister-in-law took me for my first run and I couldn’t even run a mile without saying “okay, let’s stop” but she encouraged me to keep going and supported me. Next thing you know I could run more and more miles without stopping and 26.2 miles later on the trails and countless metals for 5k’s and Half Marathons. I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt physically and mentally. But this was the first step. The next thing I took on was setting up a food journal and started logging all the food that I was eating. This really helps track what I am putting into my body and helps me have better eating habits. But of course every now and then I have a “cheat day” to reward myself for all my hard work that I do. I think this is important because I feel I have something to look forward to. Overall I have lost 30lbs over this past year through dedication and support from all the people at Heidi Stewart Fitness.

This is just the beginning and the journey will never end because I feel I can always improve myself physically and mentally.

For more information, visit Heidi Stewart's website

Article written by Candace Otineru, Medical Assistant