What is the Aroma Freedom Technique?

What is the Aroma Freedom Technique?
The Aroma Freedom Technique was developed by Dr. Benjamin Perkus. Back in the late 1990's, he was working in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a powerful technique for helping people work through trauma. At that time, he found an amazing connection between scent and emotion. It turned out that it was the missing piece that would allow these processes to work more quickly and deeply due to the fact the amygdala which is in the limbic system responds instantaneously to the sense of smell. 

I had been trying to use essential oils for some deep emotional traumas just by smelling them or putting them in my diffuser and while they were helpful in that moment, they weren't healing my brain. When I finally decided to give the AFT a try, (let's be honest, it sounded a little weird to me), I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the power of it. I had spent hours at the counselor's office trying to work through this deep pain I had and yet one session of AFT cleared and healed the memories faster and better than any counseling I had received... 

(I still stand behind counseling 100% because it was very helpful in other ways!) 

The beauty of using essential oils to assist with processing of stressful memories is that there is a deep connection between the sense of smell and memory and it is possible to actually change the meaning of memories by introducing oils at the right time. It sounds simple, but there is actually a particular method that must be followed in order to see results. 

The AFT uses specific blends to process negative memories, connect us to positive memories, or form associations with positive thoughts and intentions. Your limbic system in the center of the brain is tied directly to the sense of smell. Smell is the only way you can actually reach the limbic system.

The limbic system is the coordinator of all your emotional memories...however they are not stored there. That part of the brain performs functions of a librarian who catalogues all the emotional memory books and then assigns a location on the shelves of your body to hold that information for future reference. When we have an emotional experience, especially a traumatic or painful one, the amygdala assigns a part of your body to remember that experience until you are ready to deal with it. Stored emotions can actually hinder the function of our organs and make us sick as well as keep us from achieving the goals we would like to achieve. 


Are you ready for the past to let go? Are you ready to find emotional freedom in your life? I want to help you find freedom like I did.


xo Rachelle 


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My Homebirth Stories

Scared About Labor? 
Are you expecting your first child and you're scared or nervous about your first birthing experience? I remember those feelings well. I was so scared, nervous, and afraid of the pain before my first baby and I wanted to share with you my first birth experience and all the things I learned from it because I want to speak life and encouragement into that place <3  




Preparing For My Second Birth
As you already know if you have read about my first birthing experience, my planned homebirth turned into a hospital birth. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, I wanted to plan another homebirth because I had really liked being able to labor at home for most of my labor with my first baby...











Trying To Get Labor Going
My third pregnancy was one for the books! As the days started going by, I started doing various things to try and get labor going. I even had the chiropractor do the acupressure points on the inside of my thighs...talk about OUCH! But that still didn't get things moving. I was having almost no contractions at all...










I hope you enjoy these stories! Birth is such an amazing experience and I know your birth story will be amazing too! 

xo Rachelle <3 

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My Third Birth Experience

My third pregnancy was one for the books! As the days started going by past my due date, I started doing various things to try and get labor going. I even had the chiropractor do the acupressure points on the inside of my thighs...talk about OUCH! But that still didn't get things moving. I was having almost no contractions at all.

My midwife had a list of things that would help labor start that she swore worked every time when followed in the order given...
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Creating Your Capsule Kitchen

Living in a tight space with a small kitchen? Here are some tips for you on how you can create your own capsule kitchen! When we moved into our fifth-wheel, we had very little room for all the extra things that can take up room in the kitchen sometimes. So here is how I simplified my needs in the kitchen and created a capsule kitchen!
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Budgeting Made Easy

Budgeting Made Easy
That old adage "opposites attract" never proved more true then when you find yourself married to a spender when you are a saver or vice versa. If you have had a marriage anything like ours, the biggest argument and relationship struggle is  usually over money...what to do with it...where to spend it. 

Trying To Budget
When I first got married, I had no debt and I followed Dave Ramsey's advice of putting cash into envelopes to budget. But my husband was opposed to carrying around cash and didn't like that idea at all. For a very long time, he dug in his heels about doing any budgeting at all!  But finally, I convinced him it was important and so we sat down and we laid out our budget. We figured out exactly how each paycheck could fit into our different budget categories... 
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What To Have On Hand For A Homebirth

What To Have On Hand For A Homebirth
Here are my lists of supplies for birthing, favorite snacks to have on hand, and what to pack in your emergency hospital bag!
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