Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and I want to proudly and humbly ask you to consider creating a Supportful Care Page for someone you know who could use some practical support right now.
My daughter is named after the actress Audrey Hepburn. I grew up absolutely loving and idolizing her. It would be easy to think it was because of her beauty and grace and the glamour that seemingly comes with being a famous Hollywood actress. In some ways it was. But what I honestly remember the most about her and what made a huge impact on me when I was younger was that even with all that she had, many being things that I desired for myself, her most cherished roles were that of being a mother and an ambassador for UNICEF.
Now a mother myself, I can understand the immense importance of having a giving heart. Not just so that I give to my daughter, but so I may help to leave some lasting imprint on how important it is to think of others and ask the question "How can I Help?".
I am no Audrey Hepburn, but I am the Community Manager of Supportful.com and I believe so strongly and wholeheartedly in what we are creating. And so as we enter this season of giving, I am posing the question to us all: How can we Help? A Care Page may just be the answer to this question. And if I can be of service to you so that you get the support you need, please don't hesitate to reach out!
To create a free Care Page head to www.Supportful.com
I have been working with and talking to so many people lately who are looking to support their thyroid health by way of integrative and holistic approaches, and wish to use essential oils. I absolutely love this article that Dr. Mariza Snyder wrote for mindbodygreen.com that helps to shed light on exactly how essential oils can be used when it comes to keeping our hormones in check, healing from and preventing issues with our thyroid.
You can read the full article HERE
Then head over to mydoterra.com/sarapackard to check out the oils she mentions in the article.
Finally, I would love to jump on a call with you this week to help answer any questions you may have and get you started using essential oils in a way that will support your overall health!
Did you know that I am my own small business? Both with One OM at a Time Yoga Classes and being a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I make much of my income through running my own small organization. When you purchase essential oils from me, a portion of what you buy goes directly to me and a subscription to One OM at a Time online yoga is 100% profit for myself and my mama who teach the classes. For a long time, I brushed off the importance of shopping small and now I am planning on doing the majority of my Christmas shopping by supporting other small businesses. I especially love supporting other women who are involved in their own direct sales companies. Where once I was a total skeptic of this business model, I am now a fully fledged believer. Imagine that when you need to purchase something, you could go to your friend or neighbor, buy from them and not only get what you want, but also know who your money is going towards supporting. We often balk at this model because it is so unlike and unfamiliar with how we have set up enterprise in our culture. And yet, I am always the advocate for doing the things that are the least popular and off the beaten path.
So this Holiday Season, I would love for you to support me and anyone in your life who you know runs their own small business. If you are looking for anything essential oil related or to purchase yoga classes that you can practice anytime and anywhere, I am your gal! Shop small, it makes a BIG impact!
Admittedly, I am still new to Copaiba. Although it has been swirling around me for some time now, and I have known that I must know more, I have yet to uncover it. And that is what I love about this work and these oils, there is always something new to learn and it is a continuous lifelong process!
So in my quest for knowledge, I have turned to those I admire and trust and am sharing their words of wisdom in regards to Copaiba. And here is one thing I have learned today, I am PSYCHED that today's BOGO and the universe has thrown this oil my way today and my attention has finally been turned towards it! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
From Dr. Robin Fawcett - The Essential GP
It’s time to talk about COPAIBA 💫 Did you know that cannabis plants are NOT the only source of cannabinoids?
The news here in Europe has been full of discussion about balancing the potential health benefits of plant cannabinoids with the risks posed by the psychoactive effects of cannabis extracts and the need to regulate the trade.
Enter copaiba essential oil, distilled from protected copaifera trees in S. American rainforests. Copaiba is extremely high in beta-caryophyllene, a powerful phytocannabinoid compound which is selectively active on CB2 receptors and therefore completely spares the psychoactive receptors which are activated by other cannabinoids.
The scientific literature on copaiba and beta-carophyllene is growing rapidly and I highly recommend doing a search on Pub Med to learn about some of the astonishing discoveries ✨ We have been using this oil in our home since September, and it is definitely a favourite 🙌
This is an oil with limitless uses, but here are a few ideas:
🌿 Add 1-3 drops to drinking water daily (adults) to promote healthy levels of inflammation
🌿 Use a drop under your tongue (adults) to support your immune system when needed
🌿 Massage with carrier oil to soothe occasional aches and pains
🌿 Add to skin care serums/creams to promote glowing skin
🌿 Drink in water (adults) or apply with carrier oil to the abdomen to support the digestive system
🌿 Diffuse with citrus oils and/or other tree oils to lift a low mood or reduce anxious feelings
🌿 Apply a drop to the roof of the mouth to support neurological function
There are SO many incredible testimonies about this essential oil — I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!
And an amazing video from her!
And finally, from my Teacher Elena Brower, the Emotional Benefits of Copaiba!
And to purchase today's BOGO, which is buy a bottle of Copaiba, get a bottle of Deep Blue for free, click on the button below!
You will also be entered into a raffle today for some Deep Blue Rub travel packs, and anyone who creates a Wholesale Account will receive something special at the end of the week!
I know that the official day for expressing gratitude is two days away, but today I just want to say that I am incredibly grateful that just over a year ago, I stepped into the world of doTERRA, became a wellness advocate, but most importantly began to shift my own inner vision. I am grateful for the oils themselves, and the daily offerings they provide, I am grateful for the community, leadership and inspiration of my mentors. I am grateful for the constant connection that I get to make with each and every person who I get to support in using essential oils and for those who join my team. I was a skeptic and a doubter for the longest time. Perhaps it wasn't always the right time or the right people, but the truth is, I had to get out of my own way. So mostly I am grateful for that. That instead of sticking to my own story of why it won't work, or getting caught up in the fear of what others would think of me, or thinking it was work for someone else to do and not me (aka I don't belong), I pushed all of that aside and said yes. In the last few months, I have seen a shift in how my inner vision is going to become a reality. There is still so much work to do, so much to say yes to, but tonight I am taking a moment to pause and feel the gratitude. I hope that we all do that this week, as often as possible. As the quote goes "Gratitude turns what we have into enough".
Some of you may remember this same time last year when I introduced our magical Elf Klutz. He is my alternative version of other popular Elves that tend to visit homes at this time of the year! While I absolutely love the magic and fun of traditional holiday elves, I have never loved some of the messaging. So, after being gifted an adorable elf at a holiday party, I decided to make my own version of a daily holiday visitor for Audrey! And so Klutz, the Kindness Elf was born!
Klutz is an amalgamation of all of the different areas in my life and my work that I value and find inspiring. He cultivates mindfulness, awareness and consciousness much like my work as a yoga teacher and doTERRA Wellness Advocate.. He touches on taking action that can make a difference in the same spirit as the work I get to do with Supportful. And he offers the opportunity for us as parents to instill in Audrey what we believe the spirit of this season is really about which is being kind, generous and giving towards others, when it can be especially easy to get caught up in what we will be receiving! My husband and I both love this time of year, and being people who are not in any way religious, we find that this is an excellent way for us to create a spiritual yet incredibly important lesson of how important it is to be a good human to other humans lesson. Not because she will receive gifts in return, but because it is simply the right way to be.
So this year, with Audrey being three and having much more awareness than every before, I knew that if I was going to bring on Klutz, I was going to have to be prepared! I have decided that he is going to make his first appearance this Thursday on Thanksgiving, mostly because this year we will have family all around and I think the first finding of Klutz will be fun for all! However, last year I believe I waited until the first of December, which means that by doing it this early, we are going to have a lot more time to spend with our special elf friend. So...I spent the few days writing a letter for each day that Klutz will appear! Instead of cramming it in each night over the next month, I have crammed it all in these last several nights, often staying up much past my bedtime. The notes are brief and nothing too poetic, but each one has a task for her to do that day that will promote kindness and generosity of spirit and other things!
Much like his counterparts, Klutz is not allowed to be touched or he will lose his magic and he will reappear each morning in a new spot! He does not go back each night however to report to Santa on Audrey's behavior. Instead he goes back home to hang with his friends Rudolph and Frosty and other North Pole Elves! Perhaps in upcoming years, I will even write out much more about his evenings of adventures! For now though, the notes are completely geared towards Audrey and how she can be of service this Holiday Season! 35 of them to be exact, because even though I only needed 33 days, I wanted to have just a couple extra, both for myself and for YOU!
Yeah, so here is the exciting part...recalling what a big response I got from my post last year about this, I decided to go ahead and publish these notes on Google! This way anyone who is interested can use them yourself! Of course, there will have to be a name change unless you brilliantly named your child Audrey, but all 35 notes are there for the taking! You can copy, paste and simply print them out, or even hand write them each night and use them as a reference! I personally may print them on some fun, colorful paper!
My hope is that those of you who were inspired by this last year, will perhaps join me in it this year! I am super passionate about raising a conscious, kind-hearted and mindful human. I also believe that she already is all of those things, it is simply our job as her parents to give her the opportunity to nourish it within herself. We could all use more kindness and mindfulness in our world today. Who better to lead that, than our children?
I you wish to access the notes of Klutz, the Kindness Elf click on the button below!
It's BOGO Week!!! AND the First BOGO has already been announced and it's FANTASTIC!!
If you buy a bottle of OnGuard, you will get a bottle of Breathe for free!
These are two of the most incredible blends and are PERFECT for this time of year!!
So...HERE are the details and "rules" of the week:
1. Each day will be a new Buy One, Get One deal! The offer is good for that day only!
2. Each day I will have 5 wholesale orders available for anyone who does not already have a wholesale account of their own!!
3. I will first post each deal over on my Facebook Group, which you are welcome to join in order to get first dibs! As the day goes on, I will post on broader social media!
4. In order for me to place the order, you must Venmo me or PayPal me by 8pm each day, the price of that days BOGO plus $3 shipping!
5. I will hold a raffle each day for anyone who makes a purchase!! There will be daily drawings and raffles and I will give away other fun doTERRA items!
6. I will hold a larger raffle at the end of the week for all who participated!
7. If you sign up for a wholesale account this week, there will be an extra special BONUS coming your way this week!
And that is it!
This is the perfect way for you to stock up on the very best essential oils the planet has to offer and take big steps towards empowered health, wellness and care!
Email me or comment below with ANY questions!
Today I got around to listening to Ange Peter's HOL:FIT talks podcast "The scariest movie you will ever watch".
As my husband can attest, there were several audible affirming responses that came from me as I was organizing my closet and our entire apartment. So much of what Ange talked about was incredible, but the two main points that hit home were as follows...
The first is don't give up your authenticity because you are waiting for approval from ANYONE. In years past, I have been guilty of this over and over and over again. Looking for validation and approval for my choices, hemming and hawing over doing things or saying things because I am concerned with how they will be perceived by others. I can honestly say that the thing that broke me out of that habit, was starting doTERRA. For the longest time I looked at any kind of "selling" especially direct sales, as something to roll the eyes at and something that people would judge me for doing. And you know what, there are people that have judged me for doing it. And I am doing it anyways, because for me, it works and is working!! And the biggest part of all of this that I have learned is that someone's judgement is always, 100% of the time about them and has absolutely nothing to do with me. My friends, I cannot tell you how incredible it feels to be free of this burden. This last year, I have made the majority of the choices I have because I feel they are in alignment with my authenticity, period. It's been a practice, and I am not perfect at it, but I am getting better and better and you know what, so is my life. I am doing and creating things every day that excite me and ignite inspiration from the depths of my soul. Most importantly I am growing a confidence that can only come from the inside out, and my state of being is filled with contentment. Of course there are times when it waivers, the other day I wrote about having a small anxiety attack and I get stressed out and angry and sad and all the things that are a part of this beautiful human experience. But the time it takes for me to find my way back to contentment now, is so much smaller than ever before because I know who I am and what I need to do. And it requires no approval or validation.
The second is STOP PLAYING SMALL in life! The entire point of Ange's podcast was that when it comes time to die, will the movie that plays back to you on your life be filled with memories of you really going for it? Or will it be memories of wishing you had stepped out and done the things you really wished you could do? The idea being that the scariest movie you could ever watch, would be the one of your life playing before you just before you pass, and not having done the things you wished because you played it small, most likely because of fear. Death is a really big motivator for me. I know, it's a scary thing to think about, but its not the fear of it that drives me. Instead it is accepting the inevitability of it, knowing we have a finite time and therefore really wanting to drink it all in and live to the fullest. Some days that means staying home on a Saturday and cleaning and cuddling with my family. Some days that means setting a huge goal for the week and really going for it, because why not and what is it that I am waiting for?! This is it, my life, your life is happening RIGHT NOW and there is truly no better time than the present.
I am so grateful that I have a little human who reminds me of both of these points, every single day by being her most authentic, biggest version of herself. Doesn't look for or need approval and definitely doesn't play small!!
So...this week you will hear from me a lot about doTERRA because A. it's BOGO week and B. My highest aim is to help as many people as possible be inspired to live life to the most empowered degree using doTERRA essential oils. I also have another something I am cooking up and trying to get to you by tomorrow eve because, well , I'm going for it!
I am excited to share more as to how the week will unfold, but for now, I would just like to implore you, to lovingly encourage you to start right now, in this moment, live the life you have always wanted for yourself. No need for validation or approval. It's your life. And I am over here cheering you on...and ready with essential oils of course, to help guide the way!
This was the Newsletter that I shared earlier today:
I am more than halfway through my November Challenge of blogging every day this month! It has been a really wonderful, albeit challenging experience so far! I have covered topics such as Daily Rituals, What I am learning about parenting a 3 year old, Women's Empowerment and Anxiety! There is a free Yoga Class and Essential Oil protocols and tips!
There have certainly been days when I don't feel like posting or I have made it just under the wire staying up late to make it happen! But I have done it anyways and I am feeling pretty great! For me, so much of this challenge to myself is about authentic sharing. I truly believe that when we share our human experience with one another, we create connection with each other and with ourselves. It is storytelling, one of the oldest arts we have as human beings and one of the most effective ways in which we can relate to each other.
I am simply inviting you, if you haven't already, to go check out what has been happening for me these last 16 days. And if you are so inclined to share your story with me, I am listening! The best part of the work I do in all areas is getting to connect one on one with you. It can be easy to think, "Well she doesn't mean ME" but I promise you that I do! YOU are exactly who I am talking/writing to!
Every month I like to drop little notes such as this. When YOU sign up for my Newsletter, I will send you a free 5 minute meditation!
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For two years her hOMe was wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat. You can find Sara teaching regular classes in NYC, workshops and retreats all over the country as well as in her very own online studio right here!