Learning a new Juggling Act is Tiring

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Good Evening all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I do apologize for the lack of blogs lately. I’ve taken on a full time job as well as continuing to do my business.

I have been taking some of my own advice I give to others…making sure to take time to rest and relax while trying to juggle this new outside job and my passion.

Facebook posts & shares are easier than me scripting (yes I write this in html code because I like fancy fonts & colors), so please follow me on there until I find the new balance with this routine.

I hope you all are enjoying the summer and making sure to also take time to ensure you are keeping yourself both physically and mentally rested to be around others.

BB and enjoy the rest of the evening! –Liza M.

Giving is the Best Communication

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Good Afternoon all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. Understanding and recognizing the needs of others can impact you and the person you are helping their entire lives. I love this video because in a time of need a giving person did a very small gesture but that gesture stayed with that person. Sometimes the thank you can come later…and as they say “Giving is the best communication” and I love that message.

BB and enjoy the rest of the day! –Liza M.

The Wandering Path “Healing Types” Essential Oil Listings

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Good Afternoon all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. Well today has been a busy “creation” day as I need to start keeping track of all my healing type essential oils. So I went and figured out which ones I had already prepared a short information graphic on and which ones I didn’t.

The ones that are missing are included in this post today (Lemon, Clove, Peppermint, Myrrh, Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Patchouli, Rosemary, Cinnamon, and a quick note on Thieves Oil).

The previous posts have Ylang-Ylang, Galbanum, Eucalyptus, Cedar, and Fresh Ginger. (Hyperlinked for your convenience) I normally like to highlight these a few at a time but necessity trumps all and I should have done this as I got them in so it’s on me. I hope they help you like they do me.

BB and enjoy the rest of the day! –Liza M.

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Internal Fire

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Good Evening all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. Well my first weekend not opening my booth has now ended. I came down with Strep and rather than infect people I chose to stay home until I no longer felt the “ickiness”. I am also looking for part-time work again as I want to keep the business going as it really does touch on the things I’m passionate about.

Anyone that has met me or has been following along knows I have a “thing” for exploration; finding things that inspire; helping people; finding health alternatives; and cultural exposure. I’m sure there are other things I’ve missed but those are the main things that pop into my recovering from ickiness mind.

It had me thinking about that internal fire…that occasionally burns low and slow and can rage at different situations. We all have one and I think it gets a good bit of fuel to our spirit when we do things we enjoy and that we are passionate about. I hope you have found things that inspire you to explore and find new avenues that bring you joy and what matters is how YOU feel about it not what others may think.

BB and rest well tonight! –Liza M.

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Memorial Day Weekend Thoughts

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Good Morning all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the notices for that the flags at Arlington are being put out…my thoughts turn more and more to those I served with, those who inspired me to serve, and to those whose journey here on earth has gone to where I have yet to go.

This time for me, is not about the politics, the “should we have” or “shouldn’t we have”. Instead, I try to not dwell on the things that happened but rather on the people that I went through it with. I remember their faces, their smiles, their stories. I let that inspire me as the other things I carry from that time is always there, sometimes weighing heavier than others. I know dwelling on the things I cannot change is not helpful nor healthy, so instead I do my best (and it doesn’t always work) to take what I learned from those fellow service members, their families, their friends, and let that inspire me to ensure my outlook is not clouded; that I continue to learn, and continue to help if I can. I may no longer be on active duty but I feel as if I never have truly gone off duty.

Forever on watch and doing my best to put forth the best qualities of humanity, decency, patience, strength, and spirit in those that served with me and those we helped while serving. For I have seen joy in the darkest of times; humanity & helping in times where others would have crumbled under the weight of tragedy….In memory of all, whether here or traveled onward…I carry you with me…always, until we meet again.

BB! –Liza M.

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Your body, your spirit, your treatments….

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Good Morning all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I normally try to take Monday’s off…but I came across something last night that told me that at least what I say to people is not something unique and said by those much more qualified in Oriental Medicine than myself.

I am a constant student, forever learning about what is possible, what is available, and what it is that you may need.

I have a deep desire to help as I know how difficult it is to live life with pain, anxiety, depression, loss of connection, and even without hope.

I cannot help myself…I’m constantly searching for answers or for ways to help make life a little easier on myself and others. That’s why I stock the things I do and I don’t give up easily.

I had the same desire to help, to have an idea about a possibility, even during my time in the military and government service. It is an essential part of me that I cannot deny, so, in doing some research to try to help a friend with her pain from debilitating Cancer, I came across a story with a quote I had to share with you.

At least now I know that my thoughts on my supplements, teas, essential oil mixtures, gemstone jewelry is not unique and that the path I feel compelled to take does not have to be an absence of knowledge but rather an acceptance that not all knowledge or responses are yet known…your body and its responses are their own so we must keep looking for we do not know yet what we may find.

BB! Thanks for listening. Wishing you all much love and luck on your paths. With a raised mug–Liza M.

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Beltane – Time to Turn the Wheel

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Hello Everyone, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. Beltane begins tonight and I hope those of you that celebrate it do so well. Renewal of spirit is how I view Beltane. The wheel in the photo is mine, and at each change I do turn this wheel so it’s now time to do so again.

I see the earth renewing around me so it is time to renew the energies surrounding me. Please don’t take my graphic as all inclusive, but research and choose your tools that are appropriate for you. Incense types, gemstones, essential oils, fire holders etc….are all very personal and the response your energy & spirit have to them mean much more than what may work for others or what has been used in the past.

I will be using my Nepali Butter Cupper lamp in memory of those I lost in the Nepal Earthquake as well as to those others that have passed through some violent nature lately. I will switch to one of my Plumeria candles later to tap into a very personal place that holds great sentiment for me to try to help my spirit renew.

Best of luck to you all tonight & I hope this time is of great benefit to you.

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours. With a raised mug–Liza M.

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Supporting Nepal

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Good Morning all, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. The earthquake & damage in Nepal does affect me.

I chose Nepali hand-crafted items as my first cultural exposure focus for the store because of the people & their generosity; their creative spirits & how very different they are in terms of what is valued & what is not compared to others I had at that time in my own life.

What they create & the ease at which they did them was enthralling…beauty is in everything if you take the time to see it. Laughter came easy as did a smile, so for the next week at least if not more, anything my store sells, a percentage will go to support the rebuilding effort.

I can only hope that those I know there made it through, if not, I wish them a safe journey. There is always death & tragedies ….so support is always needed, but since I have the Nepali hand crafted items around me…I need to pay homage to them at this time.

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours. With a raised mug–Liza M.

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