Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT

Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy instructor for the last 18 years. She has been a health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in body-mind therapies.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day is an annual event observed on April 22 to encourage awareness about the environment and teach people to embrace nature. This year, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the celebration, which was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin.

In h...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Earth Element symbolizes the center, balance, and groundedness. It is the axis of the elements, mandala or medicine wheel: the point where we stand looking out at the four cardinal directions. Earth phase corresponds to the center, the middle, the balance between Y...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Life is a series of routines, loops we created for ourselves to get us through the day.

For some, these stay constant while for others, maybe ever-changing. We rely

profoundly on the plan, yet when rerouted, we are completely thrown off.

At this moment lies opportunity, d...

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Like most of you, I have been in quarantine for over a month now. It has been a busy time in the office and also preparing my book for kindle. However, last night I started to feel a bit grumpy and edgy. I reached for my essential oils and found a great combination to...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Plants are deeply connected with our existence on earth. They can heal us, protect us, and be our food and medicine. They inform us of both the harmony and imbalances within ourselves, and they can open us up to the microcosmic expansion, which expresses the essential...

Monday, March 30, 2020

A significant change is happening around us, can you feel it? The World, as we once knew it will never be the same.  I have seen the statement floating around our digital World lately with the wish for “things to go back to normal…” but “normal” wasn’t working. Our “no...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hooray, springtime is here! March 19th welcomes a beautiful full moon and spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (autumn equinox for the Southern Hemisphere).
This is a time of birth and fresh beginning stages of more outward expression of expansive energy, movin...

Monday, March 16, 2020

As we were planting our botanical garden for the year, I started contemplating the majestic seed. All plants come from this basic life seed structure that is truly magnificent.
I am amazed at the diversity in the seed individuality of different plants and the process t...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The springtime environment naturally brings more rain and wind; this increases the pollen in the plants and trees, which is vital in nature’s cycle. The pollen needs to move to the female part (pistil) of the plant so it can create seeds and fruits. Unfortunately, this...

What if your body is already designed to help you stay balanced and peaceful in this chaotic world? 

Tapping into the power of your vagus nerve will assist in reducing stress, anxiety, anger, and inflammation by activating the "relaxation response" of your parasympath...

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