By Cheryl Luttrull
1 : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
2 : rage
Please understand that anger is a normal emotion we all feel.
Anger under control has been used to stand up for oneself or others and even Change The WORLD 🌎. It can be used to "wake up" yourself and inspire and motivate those around you!
Of course the flip side result can lead to DESTRUCTION to our self and/or others!
Anger is often Sadness's Protector...
When we feel sad or depressed we may also experience anger. This can become very dangerous especially if someone has depression. This may make someone so Angry; It harms them the most. Often they seem as if they are lashing out at others but actually they are lashing out at their self. Please seek or ever so gently help loved ones find a medical professional in this situation 🙏
Not feeling in control is another reason some experience anger. If we will stop and think for the moment when anger is rising within us,analyze the situation and bring our anger under control, it will give us DIGNITY. Possibly it is fear of looking less than to others or a situation of uncharted waters. You may feel your heart starts to beat faster and more rapid breathing. It is so important not to use Anger to obtain control by manipulating others. Often insecurities are the reasons for this and ruin any chance of ever having healthy relationships.
Most everyone has felt like they were not understood or heard at some point in their life. Anger can be our friend IF we are able to channel it properly. If we did not have this emotion during these times it would not be healthy for you or someone you are advocating for. Standing up for what we believe in has changed our world.
If you are dealing with uncontrolled anger....YOU CAN CHANGE! Seek help and Practice...Practice...Practice. Meditate, pray and find PEACE within yourself! Be You For YOU and Love What You Do and WHO YOU ARE!
I, just like you, have to stop and think about why I am angry and decide from there... where I will allow it to take me. I am continually working on myself and balancing my life and emotions. I want to strive to always be better. When I am able to obtain "Dignity" that I spoke of earlier and I am"at my best," I am blessed!
How we Peacefully Struggle with Anger....
PAUSE- you may not be able to walk away in some circumstances, but train yourself to pause when you feel anger showing it's head.
BREATHE- take a few slow deep breathes OR MORE
THINK- question why I am feeling this way.
EXERCISE- if you can, take a short walk or excuse yourself to the restroom and run in place, wash your face and or arm pits after lol.
JOURNAL- express how you feel and why...even if you have to shred it up later
HUMOR- I will never forget when my niece lived with us when our kids were young. She would laugh out loud when I scolded our children. She said my face got so serious and my facial expression were hilarious. It always made the kids and I laugh too! Often thinking of something funny helps.
Look at my other Blogs and our Videos on "Emotions In Motion" because they all are interrelated!
Essential Oils for ANGER:
YLANG YLANG-helps cope/anger.Helps focus on happiness/gratitude
ROMAN CHAMOMILE-helps to relieve restlessness and tension
WHITE ANGELICA- relaxant, releases pent up negative feelings
PEACE & CALM-promotes relaxation deep sense emotional well being
FRANKINCENSE-helps relieve negative feelings
By Cheryl Luttrull
The emotion "sadness" is a normal experience and it is very important to allow it to happen! Suppressing will not only cause stress to the mind but will also disrupt our bodies systems.
Webster' s Defenition
a : affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness : downcast
b (1) : causing or associated with grief or unhappiness : depressing sad news (2) : worthless
Disappointments, death, feeling helpless and Sadness happens! Who wants to allow sadness into our lives? Sadness is...Hopefully...a passageway to better times! We need to learn...and... educate others that allowing emotions, including sadness, are normal. Like most of you, I see no happy in the times I feel sad. The ONLY " good" I see is the relief a good cry can bring and the HOPE that happier times are soon to come. Anthony and I both realize how important it is to find a quiet safe place to experience our emotions. Having someone to share our emotions with has really helped us.
Story time 📚
Recently, on one of my emotional release days...
I often write out my emotions. I had just completed a sadness journal and just experienced a good cry. Another emotion...ANGER...came rushing in. 😡 just then... before I could process this new emotion...a loud noise shook me from my thoughts...a poor delivery person came to my door. I went to see what had happened and I could not open the door. They not only potentially broke something inside the package but lodged the 📦 so I could no even open the door. Unfortunately for him... he was still sitting in his truck... maybe it was not a safe place for HIM... but I felt so much better after writing and getting to address the current situation. I know what you are thinking....so did I then have to deal with emotions of regret? Not for very long! It's all about BALANCE...and I will be working on that for the rest of my life.....
In the past, most of us have learned to keep emotions to ourselves in fear of someone judging us. As I mentioned earlier, it is important to know your audience when sharing. I am not saying that an emotion should be made public or shared with just anyone...but...
lately... I have seen some really cool things happening on social media. We always here about the awful news... but...many people have been opening up more about there emotions and loses and I have seen some "real healing" come from this. Friends and family from all over the world 🌎 are offering ENCOURAGEMENT, SUPPORT & LOVE ❤️
🙏It's the little things.... we all want to know we are LOVED❤️
💥 Sadness can also lead to depression if it lasts longer than you feel it should or you cannot quite put your finger on "why you are sad"? Please never hesitate to seek professional medical help!
We hope this somehow helped......please know that we are not healthcare professionals and are only sharing our own Personal experiences. We use Young Living essential oils to help open and release emotion. They are the only ones we trust! Listed below are the oils we use the most when we experience sadness to help us through our passageway to HOPE
LAVENDER-nervous tension,calming,inhale in left nostril and/or place behind ears
GERANIUM-release negative energy-peace, softens grief and helps in healing,
ROSE-calms nervous system, balance & harmony to overcome insecurities
👀for more posts...blog...videos
💥Coming Soon...Part 3: Anger Management
Setting Good Emotions In Motion
By Cheryl Luttrull
If love is stronger you will know it immediately because in general, your life holds a measure of inner well-being, self-assurance, confidence, and peace that - should your life be ruled by fear – are all feelings or inner ways of being with which you will not be tremendously well acquainted.
Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D.
Love is NATURAL…Fear is Learned
Part 1: SELF LOVE
Self-Love = Self Confidence + Self Esteem
Unrealistic… PERFECT… life on SOCIAL MEDIA = Unrealistic Expectations = Emotional Problems = Disrupted Body Systems
High Achievers… pursuing… PERFECTION = Unrealistic Expectations = Emotional Problems = Disrupted Body Systems
Our bodies are wired so that our health is linked to our thoughts, emotions and attitude.
Approximately 75-98% of sicknesses and diseases we acquire come from our personal lifestyle!
Love-based emotions: love, joy, faith, trust, inner strength, confidence, belief, happiness, caring, sharing, forgiveness, openness, passion, freedom, harmony, honesty, beauty, compassion, self-love, self-appreciation, respect, acceptance, and peace.
We all prefer LOVE based emotions because FEAR based emotions need a lot more tender care. If we are honest… everyone will deal with these emotions sometime in their life. The cool thing is that we can continually improve our mind, body and spirit!
*We all were made to LOVE*
…Speaking of “LOVE”…
Having someone to love does not make one have Self Love…
We teach others how to “LOVE US” by how well we love ourselves!
Self-Love = Self Confidence + Self Esteem
Let’s chat a little about FEAR…
Fear-based emotions: fear, anger, disgust, worry, anxiety, frustration, resentment, ill-will, blame, sadness, jealousy, negativity, and stress.
Essential Oils facilitate the processing and release of emotions! They stimulate the part of the brain that deals with emotion ad memory and help bring balance, happiness and fulfillment.
Try RELEASE to… Lighten your spirit…Get rid of daily emotional baggage… a hurtful comment… negative thought…troubling news
Often… even thinking about “change” produces FEAR!
OIL- O- SCOPE
Valor: Hug of Courage & Strength
Bergamot: Helps with fear of not being good enough
Grapefruit: Detox of self-hate and weight
Rosemary: Stimulates Confidence
Frankincense: Improves attitude
*** This is a big oil list...Speak with your health care provider and RESEARCH the oils to see which one(s) you want to start with. We explore using one oil at a time for a targeted health issue. The cool thing is that if the oil we picked does not work on the specific concern we are addressing… the oil will have other therapeutic properties that WILL help in another health concern!!!! A WIN WIN!
If you are reading this blog…We are somehow connected! Thank you for stopping by! I write most of our blogs… I do make my poor husband, children and animals suffer by listening (I usually have to creatively corner them and read out loud) I do my best to get their thoughts, suggestions and approval. We use this blog to share some of our secrets on how WE make things work for us! We do our best to live in the PRESENT…We sometimes look back on our life and say…I wonder what would have happened if… but we quickly remind ourselves that we can only change the NOW!
Come along with us…..
White Sands National Monument is one of our favorite spots! We chose tent site #4 which was about a 1 ½ mile hike….luckily… it had rained a lot a few days prior and the gypsum was not as hard as walking in sand. It feels so nice between your toes! Anthony did not have a relaxing hike out … He would not let me carry anything except my backpack and I had to fuss about THAT!
*Note to self for next time*
…BRING our Therm-a-Rest Pads….( The gypsum can be cold and hard... but…..IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!!!!!)
This place has MAJESTIC:
When we arrived adults and kids were playing in the huge puddles of water and sliding down the dunes...We stopped to watch while we ate under these cool picnic tables!
We felt like we were all alone on another planet!
The SNOW….I mean…GYPSUM… is so much fun to walk around in!
DO NOT forget your sled!!!!!!!!
There was a full moon and we were so excited to hike up the hill to enjoy some hot tea and our Moonlit Views!
We could have easily stayed longer… I cannot wait to return!
What to do before arriving:
GO TO THEIR WEBSITE https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm
Check for Road Closures
Check Current Weather Conditions
Read about how to obtain a Permit to Camp
Ingredients we can trust!
Relax...Post Sun Care
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Life happens… Change happens...
Like many of you, in my opinion, my family has been through too many rough patches. I often wonder when a break is near! I know so many of you have been through so much more than I could ever even imagine but for me and my family... this was life changing!
Our family had just returned home from a family vacation in Hawaii. We were looking for a new vehicle and I had been test driving several that our local dealerships allowed me to drive for a few days (small town privileges...right?) Everyone in the family wanted to ride along. I had to catch up on office business and errands so… off we went. The kids and I loved the convertible PT cruiser I was test driving but we later returned it because my spouse “thankfully” talked me into a bigger and safer SUV (one of the reasons we keep him around)
Like many of you, I have always had to herd and wait on everyone when trying to get out the door! I would often threaten to leave if they did not hurry, yet I always waited. July 8, 2014... I left all of them! I am so glad I did or they might not be here today!
My last memory of this day was driving down Prescott Lakes Parkway and thinking about how beautiful my town was! I could see Watson Lake and all of the mountain views that were so breathtaking! I had a green light so I drove on toward the intersection. I was told that the man that hit me had run the red light while reaching to his floorboard to answer his phone! His vehicle hit me going around 60-70mph and I hit 5 other vehicles.
Remember... I wanted the convertible?
I was air lifted to a head trauma facility in Phoenix and so began our change of life. I suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), internal injuries, neck, back and leg injuries and a broken spirit.
I was first thought of as a fatality so I know how blessed I truly am! Local officers came over to our home right after the accident and brought my personal belongings. They came back a few times to check on the kids and even offered to bring over counselors while my husband drove down to Phoenix. This must have been so upsetting to my children as they were wondering… if I would ever come home!
I experienced a second near death occurrence a few months after my first accident! I was out with a friend who so graciously took on the challenge of taking me out to lunch with my wheelchair in tow! While we were sitting outside the wind blew a heavy outdoor widow shade down on to my head and knocked me out (I know right) Off to the hospital again for me! I was told by my neurosurgeon that a second impact syndrome such as I experienced is often fatal… so again… I thank God!
I could not walk on my own so I would sometimes crawl outside just to be alone and feel a little sorry for myself... thankfully... someone...usually my middle son...would find me and wrap his arms around me. He would remind me that all was going to be ok and sometimes he and his friends would push me around in my wheelchair at the mall to make me feel better. This is a big deal for high school boys to take time out to help their friend’s mom! Now, if my daughter and husband took me out...they would push me somewhere and leave me for a second and watch me try and maneuver that darn thing! The electric wheelchairs at many stores were even harder for me to navigate, so we had many laughs! Laughter brings healing! They are the "sick" jokers of the family but I would not change them for the world :) This time period was hard on everyone but may have been the toughest on my youngest as he was only 9 yrs. old. Thankfully, my daughter stepped in as mom #2. It is amazing what a family can do during a crisis when they work together!
My spouse was the best … after all… he did not have a normal functioning wife for almost 2 years. Well, if I am honest… he never had a normal functioning wife 😂 He missed many months of work to care for me until my sister and father-in-law could fly out. Surgeries, rehabilitation and doctors’ appointments seemed endless! I needed physical, speech and occupational therapy and my team at Yavapai Community Hospital rocked! I cannot explain my feelings at the time other than I wanted to climb into a hole and not go around anyone! The team I had at the time helped with so much more than therapy as they became my only outside social contact other than close friends and family. I am so so grateful to all of them and cannot even begin to tell all that they did for me…often contacting my doctors to alert them of yet another found issue that needed addressed! They even had a cake and a celebration party when I completed my rehabilitation! I still consider them my dear friends and love when I see them around town! I know it was miraculous that I could function and walk out on my own! I am again thankful as I saw many others come in with me for rehabilitation that still were not talking or walking.
After surgeries and rehabilitation I progressed to a walker and eventually walked on my own. My back and leg still collapse on me and my TBI will always be with me! TBIs are still not fully understood and as with any disability no one can truly understand. I will not bore you with my complaints as I am happy to be alive! I will tell you one grievance... I do wish my memory would be more consistent with NOT remembering some people...just saying :) We do have fun with my memory issues (why not, it's better than crying) and sometimes it's like the movie 50 first dates! Not really… but kind of... it is never a dull moment in our home and hey, I am a great secret keeper LOL
My body and mind are still healing and I am continually trying to stay healthy and active!! If not, I would be in so much more pain and possibly not even be able to move! I decided to go back to college at age 50 to prove to myself that I could think right! I am not sure about the “thinking right” but I did obtain summa cum laude which helped me regain some of my dignity. Many friends and family stepped up to help along the way with companionship, driving, meals, finances and one special lady brought over crafts and brain teasers that helped more than she probably realized.
Family & Friends
Prescott’s Fire Department
Life Line Ambulance
Prescott’s Police Department
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department
John C Lincoln Hospital
Yavapai Reginal Medical Center Pendleton Center
& anyone else I may have missed!
Young Living products have done wonders for my mind, body and spirit!
Here are a few that work for me!
I place this oil on my cheekbones and over my heart for obvious reasons!
I place this oil on my feet and under my nose or on one of my diffuser pieces of jewelry! I feel more confident and encouraged with this oil. I wore it every time I had a college exam or need a boost of confidence!
Frankincense- “Holy Oil”
Wow does this oil even need an introduction? So many healing properties!
Supports a healthy immune system
Supports healthy skin
Encourages spiritual grounding
Idaho Balsam Fir-
Supports balanced emotions
*If you want to know more about any of these oils or others just ask*