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Baby Steps Toward Change

The week we finally have a pattern emerging, we are facing the big upset of back to school! I tell ya, never say things should stay just like this, because they can’t. There’s too much around us changing. I’m still committing to make more of the good change happen than let other stuff get us down. And that brings me to another thought about essential oils.

These oils. I can’t fully explain it in the scientific way I would like, but they are making a difference for us. It’s about supporting our bodies and encouraging and stimulating our brains for all over health. (Edited)

We breath them, rub them, squirt them and ( I am ingesting them). It’s a slow process, but Davis is a willing participant and that has helped this mommy stay on track. Reese even seems to want her feet rubbed, which is progress in itself because her hypersensitivity always made her pull away before. I see her working the puzzle or studying the book and I know we have to keep trying to give her every but of support.

That’s why change of any kind is worth it. I’ve decided there are two ways to look at embarking on the oil experience… Start out by being prepared for when things happen and being able to have a first aid kit all made up and then see what happens, OR there is the other camp who first wants to address some kind of existing issue and be preventative and thoughtful up front about where to focus your efforts.

Every one is different so that’s why I throw it out there. Both options may work. For me, I am doing a little of both. I have identified my key recurring issues and we are addressing those with success. But, change happens daily around here so there are plenty of in-the-moment needs like a cut or rash, and I am trying to grab oils first.

I don’t think it’s realistic to say you are going to change your life even in 3 months and convert to all oils. I am all about baby steps. I still embrace the 14-year-old version of dorky me who quoted the classic “What About Bob” whenever possible.

“I can do anything if I take baby steps!” http://youtu.be/ncFCdCjBqcE

And this my friends is what OK with change is all about. In between the musings and the family memories, I hope to share how I’m taking these baby steps in the pursuit of accepting all kinds of change.

*Photo from What About Bob courtesy of  www.chickensmoothie.com

Change is big

Small change is just as big as big change… It’s still a test of your will forcing you to embrace the stepping forward and lifting yourself out of the cement holding you back.

I think about Reese and how many times the world has changed on her in the past two years. She went from no issues to no control, to very sick, to very hungry and chubby and so many other things in between. How on earth can I complain about change. I have no excuse but to face it and grow from the good it does me.

So our schedule keeps changing, our routine is getting better, and this mommy is morphing into a whole new person. Ok maybe not completely. I’m still a night owl. Working on that. I’m still not a big fan of house work. And I still want to find happiness for me in writing and for my family in a healthy way of life.

For Reese, small change is HUGE! She has gone from no eye contact to real engaging expressions and intent of communication with just a small adjustment in medication. One day she is focused on her letters and then in a flash she is rolling a ball. The stitches are almost gone and that will be a good change, we can hopefully find her more comfort and be done with all the scratching. And then we just wait to see what her next big surprise will be as she becomes more of a typical toddler, slowly comes off the meds, and finds new ways to challenge us and be her own little person.

I am thrilled with her progress and so touched by the change I see in her I want everyone to experience her little mannerisms and her super sweet disposition. (She seems to be voluntarily giving out hugs). It’s definitely worth savoring, especially since I keep feeling like it will change again. But I keep trying to tell myself THAT change is also ok.