Narcissists, Borderlines & Psychopaths: How to Deal With Gaslighting

In this episode, The Little Shaman explains what gaslighting is and discusses how to deal with it, including techniques to stop it for good.

How to Do a Fire Cleanse to Get Rid of Negativity, Stress & Past Trauma

Stress, negativity and past traumas cause all kinds of problems, including anxiety, depression and physical problems like headaches, IBS and other digestive issues. In this episode, The Little Shaman demonstrates how to do a fire cleanse to rid yourself of negativity, stress, past trauma and more.

The Best Essential Oils For Cold & Flu Season

Essential oils are one of the cornerstones of natural medicine. They have powerful therapeutic benefits and many different applications for health, beauty and much more. Here is a list of some of the most popular essential oils for cold and flu applications and what they are commonly used for.


This is one of the most versatile oils there is. It can be used for so many things but it is best known for it’s calming and relaxation properties, as well as it’s help with pain relief. Lavender essential oil is antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory decongestant, deodorant, diuretic and a sedative. It’s fabulous for the skin and is excellent for pain relief, especially muscle aches and headaches. A very effective hand sanitizing spritz can be made from some lavender essential oil and distilled water to kill those nasty germs. Burning it in your humidifier or in an aromatherapy burner with eucalyptus and rosemary helps kill germs in any sickroom.


Great for headaches, pain relief, stomach upset, congestion and fevers, peppermint essential oil is another very versatile oil. It’s wonderful refreshing scent reminds us of holidays and warm memories. Peppermint oil can be applied “neat” (undiluted) to the skin for irritations and redness. Peppermint essential oil also helps sharpen mental focus, clear up cobwebs, and to refresh and brighten moods. Burning this in an aromatherapy burner or humidifier with eucalyptus, sandalwood and cedarwood is great for respiratory problems and congestion.

Tea Tree:

This oil is one of the kings of medicinal oils. Like lavender, it’s applications are many, from treating minor cuts to dandruff and everything in between. A few drops of tea tree oil added to a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar makes an excellent disinfectant spray. Add a bit more water to the mix and you can use this as a wonderful skin toner. It’s important for cold and flu season because burning it in the aromatherapy oil burner will not just deodorize the room but actually kills the bacteria causing the odor. It can be a little overwhelming when used this way (it smells like Pine-Sol and is actually one of the active ingredients in this popular disinfectant), so if you are sensitive open the windows. Tea tree oil is antiseptic, antifungal, an immune system booster and a natural insecticide. If you have no other essential oils in your home at all, you should have tea tree oil.


World-renowned for it’s relaxing properties, chamomile is also great as an anti-inflammatory agent. Chamomile essential oil is antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant and a mood booster. There are two types of chamomile, Roman and German. The healing properties of both are similar, with the German type being better suited for digestive and urinary problems. Both help reduce fever. Makes a wonderfully relaxing tea that cures any stomach ache or just those nights when someone simply feels awful.


You’ll recognize the scent of this one immediately; it smells like Vicks Vapo-Rub and it’s uses are similar. Eucalyptus essential oil is used best for coughs, colds, sinus problems and decongestant. Burning it in the aromatherapy burner will kill the germs in any sickroom. It’s great in the vaporizer or in the shower, where it can work with the steam to ease respiratory problems.  Combining it with lemon essential oil works wonderfully but some find it too stimulating. Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic and a stimulant. It’s cooling, like peppermint and helps with headaches and muscle pain.


This powerhouse is one of the big daddies in essential oils. It is antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, relieves pain and many other things. Use oregano oil in your humidifier to help with respiratory problems and congestion, as a (very diluted) oil to massage pain away or to clean and disinfect sickrooms. You should not not routinely apply most essential oils to the skin undiluted but oregano oil should never be applied to the skin undiluted; it can cause a chemical burn. This stuff is potent!

Need more info about essential oils? Looking for information on blends and more? 

You can download the most popular essential oil encyclopedia app on Amazon. This app is also available on the Google Play store.

Portions of this originally posted in the blog “5 Best Essential Oils For Your First Aid Kit.” 

15 Surprising Benefits of Lemon Water

15 Surprising Benefits of Lemon Water

As we see, lemon water has far too many benefits and is just way too easy to skip! So squeeze that lemon into your water and drink up!

Understanding Reflexology


What is reflexology? 

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as:

“A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, creams or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.”

How does reflexology work?

The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Proponents believe that pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person’s health.

Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Sometimes these practitioners use tools, such as rubber balls, rubber bands and sticks of wood, to assist in their work. Practitioners of reflexology include chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, among others.

Does reflexology work?

Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.