– a simple guide to how I choose to use and define the terms below –
Autonomic Nervous System
The involuntary (occurs without you thinking) portion of your central nervous system that controls your sympathetic and parasympathetic response.
Sympathetic Nervous System
The involuntary nervous system response to incoming or perceived “danger” by the body – often called your “fight or flight” or alarm response.
Parasympathetic Nervous System
The involuntary nervous system response that controls your ability to properly rest (sleep), digest, detox and ultimately heal – only occurs when the body is out of the state of alarm (sympathetic nervous system)
The brain’s ability to change and reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout your lifetime.
Habitual responses or reactions to everyday life that develop as a result of life experiences and influences, including big and small “trauma”, often occurring automatically or even subconsciously without much awareness.
Encompassing all that you are – mind, body and spirit to simplify.
A genuine state of personal balance and restful ease that unlocks your body’s natural healing functions. Authentic Calm is cultivated in the body by creating space, communicating safety and walking through the 3-stage process.
Stage 1: Identify specific personal stressors within the body, in your mind and in your environment.
Stage 2: Soften and support the nervous system and thought patterns to begin easing into a new approach.
Stage 3: Shift the body and thought patterns using whole food, targeted nutrient support, flower remedies and more.
Anything that causes your unique mind, body or spirit to create and maintain an involuntary or voluntary sympathetic response, often resulting in continuous tension, overdrive, aggravation, inflammation, depletion and/or instability.
Examples of potential stressors: both “good” and “bad” foods, cheap (and even some higher-quality) vitamins, toxic cleaning products, toxic skin products, over exercising, lack of thoughtful movement, dieting, polyunsaturated fats, GMOs, pesticides, glyphosate (and other weed killers), unhealthy people, relationships without boundaries, overworking, dissatisfaction, mold, lack of oxygen, lack of natural sunlight, finances, EMFs, blue light, lack of sleep, fasting, over eating, under eating, emotional, physical or psychological trauma (big or small)… and much more.
Custom Flower Remedy
A combination of flower essences formulated to match your exact personhood and shift your out-of-balance thought patterns. Focus of the remedy may be foundational - addressing deeper life-long patterns - or situational - supporting temporary stressors or needs. Consultation required.
Universal Flower Remedy
A combination of flower essences pre-formulated to shift self-identified out-of-balance thought patterns. Supports specific situational needs as described in listing. No consultation required.