Bring joy back into your life by adding simple actions that create greater meaning through turning your routines into rituals. Watch Nyssa share about turning your next shower into an aromatic experience.Read More
Rosemary is dynamically positioned between both the past and the future. It calls us to remember the past, sometimes conjuring up memories that had once been forgotten or reframing ones that had become haunting to the tired mind. But Rosemary also propels us into future activity by giving us the courage to power over obstacles to free creative expression in the world.Read More
One of the simplest ways to start the year with an Upward Spiral is Aromatherapy! Have you ever walked into a shop or a home and suddenly had an incredibly specific memory of a time or place where you have smelled that exact smell? By employing aromatherapy techniques, we will show you how to use that natural tendency to boost your retention during study sessions!Read More
“Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” -William Glasser
Here are a few reasons why we want to get more teachers on our massage tables this month.
Geranium's scent is strongly herbaceous with floral undertones. Like a soft brush, geranium sweeps the dust of the psyche away, helping to ease anxiety, allay fears, and refocus attention.Read More
This month we are featuring Bergamot, a deliciously bright scent that is perfect for the summer time.
Read about how Bergamot calls us to embrace balance in our lives.
So many of our customers fall in love with the essential oils when they begin to get to know them. Our students become enchanted by the healing properties of the oils that they learn in classes. But even after purchasing a few oils and heading home with notes on application methods, some still come back with a feeling of being overwhelmed with the possibilities.
We have a new offering designed to help our customers experience the transformative power of aromatics.Read More
For US, the circle is the healing path. We all go through cycles in our lives and our health, and sometimes can feel that we are stuck in the cycle. Sometimes we might feel like "we've already been through this," or worse "I thought I already healed this."
But there is a way out of the unproductive cycles and into the healing journey.Read More
With the beautiful marjoram blooming in the front garden, we thought Marjoram should be our featured Oil of the Month for May. It also works out that Marjoram has a mothering quality to it so it's the perfect pick for Mother's Day too!
Use this simple visualization while inhaling Marjoram and soothe your worries with this calming scent.Read More
The mothers in our lives are important to us. We want them to know that they are loved and admired. We want to show our appreciation of them and all that they do. But finding just the right way to show our love can be tricky.
That's why we are here to help. Upward Spiral has the perfect gifts for all types of moms.Read More
When we first moved in a little over two years ago, we planted a little garden out front of one of the windows. By "we," we actually mean our Center-Mom, Sylla. She brought over cuttings from her garden and even in fairly shallow soil with rocks underneath, several of the plants have flourished.Read More
We've been pretty devastated this week with the news that came out of our neighboring city, Orlando. It has been difficult to go through our days without wondering what we can do for those suffering.
We decided to make a blend we are calling "I'm Pulse." The name comes from the place of the incident but is also an affirmation for our collective unity in this healing process. We hope that we can help others to continue to allow our natural impulse to love to live on.Read More
When you search inside of yourself, what do you see? This Valentine’s Day, discover the best parts of your character and spirit. Appreciate them, celebrate them. Even the not-so-good parts, too.Read More
We all have things in our lives that we need to "make peace with." It might be an old personal grudge, or a certain state within the world at large, but we all have an experience that haunts us in some way. Holding onto our past negative experiences can feed feelings of separateness, isolation, and loneliness. But by going inward, we can find the peace that is ever present.Read More
Sometimes when we've lost something we once had we try to retrace our steps to find out where we've left it.
Have you ever walked a Labryth? The Labryth is a design that depicts a path towards a center but with a long journey to get there. Many churches and parks will have a labryth as a place to contemplate our life journey.Read More
New Year's always feels like a good time to cleanse the places in our lives that have become dusty and stagnant. This might be our physical spaces of homes and bodies, or maybe something more intangible like our mind and thoughts. Sometimes the clearing of our physical spaces helps to clear the clutter of our mind. There is just one thing about cleaning...Read More
This part of December marks the approach of a return of light to our days. It is a wonderful time to contemplate how we can find the light within dark places.Read More
The scent of cinnamon calls us out from our caves of inner isolation and opens the door to new worlds. Just as this warming herb can increase blood flow in our veins, it also helps us to open our hearts to our moment-to-moment experience.Read More
Learn about how small actions can help us to strengthen our ability to be fully present with those around us, which is by far the greatest gift we can ever give.Read More
November's Essential Oil of the Month is Sage. Since there are several oils that fall under the common name of "sage," we are highlighting three of them to bring a more well-rounded understanding to these enlightening members of the Salvia plant family.Read More