Peppermint for President!

Peppermint

We all have our stories of woe to tell, this is for certain. Mine includes a major spinal fusion surgery at a very young age, nerve damage in numerous places, premature arthritis, and myriad other little fun things that come with the body of someone who really lived and breathed each and every day with horses in her early life and has the scars to prove it. I was hard on my body, riding was hard on my body, and some of my less-graceful encounters with horses on the ground have definitely been hard on my body. If only I had known then what I know now about safety…if only I had met Anna when I was 12 instead of…well, a couple decades later.

Living in Colorado as well can aggravate some of these issues, as the cold and the altitude are often not kind to joints; neither are some of the dry, summer conditions and the ever-shifting Barometric Pressure, but for someone like me who is probably never going to move because I LOVE it here, and who cannot take prolonged Opiate medications, nor prolonged anti-inflammatories to help with chronic pain, what is there left to do?

My friend, I introduce you to Peppermint Oil. I say this with full awareness that if someone had told me I could temper fear-inducing nerve pain, muscle spasms that cause me to utter things I probably shouldn’t, and joint pain that I will likely have the rest of my life, I would have laughed at your naivete. How cute! You want to help treat my pain with what is essentially a Christmas candy? Well, older, wiser, and more open-minded, this is what I am telling you is possible.

I don’t just use Peppermint for my chronic pain on my back and sciatic nerve, I have used it for sore throats, tight chest, coughs, sunburns, headaches, upset stomach, acid reflux, tooth pain, restless legs at night, mosquito bites, and, probably the most important for someone like me who is afraid sometimes of just how long the pain will last, how bad it might get, whether I will have to go to the ER, whether I will have to miss work, whether I will be able to take care of my horses, clean the barn, feed the dogs, drive my car, sit, lay down, sleep…and on and on ad infinitum, GROUNDING.

When I inhale and take a deep, lung-filling breath of Peppermint, I am present. The problems, the worries, the future concerns that may never come to pass are gone because I am grounded quite instantly. So, in addition to the relief of physical ailments is the added relief of anxiety. There’s just something so very healing about it because it soothes me, mind, body, and spirit, just when I need it most.

I put Peppermint directly on my skin anywhere, but some people will prefer a carrier oil because it can be quite strong. You’ll want to wash your hands and make sure you don’t get any in your eyes, of course, as even after washing my hands thoroughly I have found it in my eyes on occasion.

After having doctors tell me I would be on a number of medications for the rest of my life, medications that are in the spotlight right now and the focus of hot debate, I know I have a more holistic option with this natural approach that often gets me over the pain hump, and before I know it I have moved on mentally just enough for the body to relax and remedy whatever was the issue at the time. It is because of this I say, Peppermint for President! May the prospect and healing possibility of Peppermint grace your life the way it has mine.

Love Always,

Lacey Knight

ROTH Admin

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Not the Homecoming For Which I Had Hoped…You Just Might Save Your Horse’s Life with Some of These Helpful Tips:

You Just Might Save Your Horses Life with Some of These Helpful Tips:

Nearly a year ago I arrived home after an amazing Healing Horses experience at Bitterroot Ranch in WY.  Happy to be home and spend time with my herd, I ventured out on the ranch Monday morning and my equine soul mate, Excalibur, was already calling me.  He immediately caught my attention with his rolling nicker and stance.

A bout of springtime Laminitis had come calling, and I sprung into action.

We thought that springtime would be a good time to share some of the things you can do during a Laminitis emergency while waiting for your vet to arrive.

Using some of these suggestions, you might just save your horse’s life.

Check and/or integrate:
Gums for color, mucus and capillary refill
Pulse in the hoof
Distorted hoof/rings
Hot hooves
High temp
Heart rate
Weight shifting
Shortened stride
Overweight
Diarrhea

We Applied:
Dynamite’s Release spray
Dyna-pro for gut support
Dynamite’s TNT, Excel, and OxMega
Bathed legs for 20 min
Applied Dynamite miracle clay to feet/leg
BEMER Blanket – for circulatory
 support
Young Living Oils: Peppermint, Lemongrass & Panaway
Hands-on healing & long distance Reiki
Foot support
New turn-out in sand based round pen
Meditation and visualization
Banamine!
Farrier visit/check

 

A FULL RECOVERY

We treated Excalibur Holistically, and nearly entirely naturally, only giving him Bute when it was absolutely necessary to control his pain.   Now, almost a year later, Excalibur is out with his herd, grazing the pastures that are suitable for his dietary needs, with not too many sugary grasses to which he can have access. He regularly gallops with his girls and lives the life of a free horse once more!

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8 Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

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It’s Father’s Day – and if you are struggling for a little something to share with your father, we may have something just for you:

1. Men’s Grooming Set: Help him stay organized while traveling and make shaving easier with our 2016 Men’s Grooming Kit. The kit includes the hydrating Shutran™ Shave Cream for a frictionless glide, reducing razor burn and nicks. The sturdy overnight bag makes it easy to keep toiletries all in one place.

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2. Shutran Essential Oil Blend: If Dad has worn the same aftershave for as long as you can remember, give him the gift of a new personal scent! Made with a custom blend of essential oils, Shutran’s masculine scent is designed to boost feelings of confidence without the synthetic scents of other colognes! For a smoother shave and light scent, add in Shutran Shave Cream.

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3. Active and Fit Kit: Help him get the most out of his workout and keep up with the kids with the Active & Fit Kit. Designed by athletes and Young Living, this fitness kit includes Cool Azul™ Sports Gel and essential oils in a conveniently sized bag, so he can grab them before hitting the gym.

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4. Homemade Meal: Sometimes all it takes to put a smile on someone’s face is a home-cooked meal. If he’s the kind of guy who usually takes the reins in the kitchen or if older kids want to make him an unforgettable meal, we have recipes that cooks of any level can manage! Check out our tasty Pasta Primo Perfect in Veggie Sauce recipe or our Green Chile Chicken Enchilada recipe! Find more ideas on our recipes page on the blog. Find even more recipes in our Young Living Cookbook!

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5. Grill Tool Set + Custom-made Marinades: Is your dad the kind of guy who spends his summers by the grill? Grab him that grill gadget he keeps talking about and mix up some Vitality-infused marinades for a tasty, customized gift.

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6. Young Living Gym Bag and Cool Azul Sports Gel: If his gym bag from college is falling apart or if he just needs an upgrade for toting his gear, this gym bag is the perfect solution. With plenty of compartments for shoes, his cell phone, and other items, it will be easier than ever to keep all of his exercise necessities in one place. Throw in a tube of Cool Azul Sports Gel for post-exercise massages or anytime he wants a cooling sensation!

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7. Dress Socks and Thieves Essential Oil: Funky, funny, and colorful socks are more popular than ever! Instead of a tie this year, help the kids pick out a fun pair of socks he can wear to the office, the job site, or on a date with Mom. Complete the gift with a bottle of Thieves® essential oil blend to rub on the bottoms of his feet to keep them fresh throughout the day.

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8.USB Diffuser for his vehicle: If Dad’s car, truck, or minivan could use a little freshening up, get him a portable USB diffuser instead of an overpowering, synthetic air freshener. Pair it with a bottle of his favorite essential oil to make his commute a little better!

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Why Does Frankincense Work? And 10 Further Uses for this Miracle Oil:

“A 2006 study published in Planta Medica uncovered a number of ways the boswellic acid in Frankincense might fight infection. Boswellic acid inhibited 5-lipoxygenase, a chemical involved in inflammatory processes. Researchers also found that boswellic acid might target free radicals and cytokines. Both of these play a role in inflammation.

This has important implications for the fight against cancer. Numerous studies have linked inflammation to cancer. By disrupting inflammatory processes, Frankincense could stop cancer before it starts.” MedicalNewsToday

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10 further uses for Frankincense:

1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions
2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness
3. May Help Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
4. Astringent and Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria
5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
6. Improves Memory
7. May Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility
8. Eases Digestion
9. Acts as a Sleep Aid
10. Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain

The anti-inflammatory properties of Frankincense suggest that it might also be effective in the treatment of diseases such as:

Rheumatoid arthritis
Crohn’s disease
Bronchial asthma
Ulcerative colitis

So, whether aiding in the treatment of inflammation, intending to support a cancer diagnosis or any of the other applications of Frankincense, we recommend giving it a try. Oliver and Merlin offer their “two paws up” as a testament to the healing properties of this wonderful oil.

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Moments of loving, learning, and sharing for ROTH’s Beloved Hounds

The Golden Years

He has defied death many times throughout his life-time and this week he took it upon himself to educate us all. It was not to be private, but instead reach the hearts of many. With a rapidly declining outside appearance and body, Merlin continues to amaze all who meet him. At 16 1/2 (that’s nineties for you and me) he has kept his dignity, strength, loyalty, drive for life, and commitment to our unique and special partnership. These are just a few words to describe this miracle boy.

During the first week of our Animal Communication Mentorship Program, he insisted on being in class, at first coming down with us to the lower pasture, something he hasn’t done in a long time.  And later, due to some troublesome and bloody discharges, he triggered individual’s beliefs and emotions, taking them back to their own animals…to last moments, decisions they had made, advice they had been given, feelings they encountered, peer pressure they had received. Many thought he was dying but Merlin soldiered on. Our hearts as one – his and mine, and the never-waning love, support, and limitless dedication from Vin. Our vet and friend was close-by should he call for her.

We listened to him, providing love, support and strength. He spoke to us through inner knowing. We were nudged to give him Dynamite’s Trace Minerals in support of his internal bleeding, together with Helichrysum essential oil. Each day became his, Oliver’s, and Chance’s birthdays, in celebration of all life.

He rests better than he has rested in years and came back with a growing life force and surprised all.  Stronger than before he is still with us. A life lesson for everyone as they go through these golden years.  Our gratitude is overflowing as you were there for us and we there for him.

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The boys have entered the final “acts” of their colorful lives. We have journeyed far together through many states and situations, and created a full, beautiful story together. Oliver, since his diagnosis, and riddled with life-threatening disease, is at his happiest. He has begun to chase the horses again (despite our best efforts to stop him), jumps on the bed and has a renewed zest for life.

The beauty in his eyes says it all. He was gifted another chance after his diagnosis and surgery.  We were fortunate to be in the situation to afford to prolong his life and receive the biopsy. Now it’s up to us as a family to bring forth the comfort for his body and take care of him as he has us.

The unconditional love they give naturally will be repaid as we care for them as we would any family member. For they are family.  As their worlds become just that little bit smaller, we will fill it with their desires. 🙂

We wish that for you too. Listen to your hearts to discover their silent and secret language of love.

 

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Reiki Energy Healing for Horses was a HIT!

Once a year in Colorado Anna selects a rescue or therapy barn where she chooses to give back to the horses with her Reiki for Horses class.  This year ROTH landed at Drifter’s Heart of Hope in Franktown, CO, and luckily so.  Thanks go, in particular, to Jacqui Avis, who manages the facility, because she was an integral piece in our success as she pointed us to the horses who had the needs and the capability to be a part of the class.  To Jacqui and her lovely staff of volunteers, thank you for making this class go off without a hitch!

Reiki Healing is about reciprocity, compassion, love and light. Literally it is the subject matter at hand, and the students practice their craft as they develop the skills necessary to evaluate, interact, and support horses energetically.  We ask so much of our horses from day to day, and supporting them with Reiki is an imperative part of maintaining their physical and emotional well being.

As I walked the aisles and rows of horses and got details on their histories, it became immediately apparent that the ONLY other destination for most of these horses would have been the kill pen.  Some may have better chances than others because their rehabilitation is more mental and emotional than physical, or vice versa, but it was obvious that the hearts of the people behind Drifter’s are indeed Hearts of Hope.

We wanted to share some of our images with you all so you can see what a great day we had and to promote the idea of giving back to those horses who support us without question, and sometimes without option.

The morning began in the indoor, after the lecture of course, and students were assigned horses on whom they needed to determine the state of each Chakra and then go to work to balance them.

Some horses are much more receptive to hands-on Reiki while others received “beamed” Reiki healing for their comfort.  A lucky pair of students were even joined by a friend of the Feline family to soak up the “borrowed benefit” of a healing energetic environment.

Students worked on learning how to determine when a horse wants them to move from one Chakra to the next, what is a yes and what is a no, asking permission, watching for the registers of successful energy healing, and how to determine when the horse shares that they have received all the Reiki they need and the healing session is over.

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No pony is too small to receive healing energy!  Glitter certainly enjoyed her time to shine and took a solid nap during her healing session.

Christine worked on Horris the mule, who joined us after many years of belonging to a driving team in the mountains.  When we approached Horris’ stall to bring him in he was apprehensive, to put it mildly; however, once Horris experienced our intention and the power behind the Reiki Healing Energy, he became our resident “Reiki Junkie” and even appeared later in the afternoon for a second session, this time entirely willingly!  The grey gelding, Sarge, was another who was concerned about our intentions for his otherwise sleepy Sunday.  But after about 10 minutes he could feel the difference in what we were doing and happily obliged by relaxing for over two hours.

After lunch there was more instruction in the classroom and then we headed to the pastures, paddocks, and stalls to work on horses in a more natural environment.  Anna calls these “Love Lessons,” where we connect directly with the horse’s heart Chakra and allow them to use us as a vehicle to express their emotions that otherwise might not have an outlet.  Horses cry tears through our students, and it’s not entirely about us healing them, because plenty of students walk away from the Love Lessons feeling entirely transformed and healed themselves.

Anna began with a brief demonstration on a black gelding and then students moved into the paddocks and pastures and allowed the horses to choose with whom they wanted to engage in healing.  Some took wild advantage of student after student, and others focused on one person in particular who they preferred.  Some horses even chose to refrain altogether, and remained at their feeder while allowing others to receive the healing they needed.  That is always ok, because each horse has a say in their own healing.

As horses can feel the difference in a true Holy Fire and Karuna Reiki Master, some of the horses chose to try to monopolize Anna’s attention for their own benefit.  Anna is always happily amused to receive their affection!

Toward the end of the Love Lessons we headed to one last set of pastures where some of the horses from our morning sessions go to afternoon turn out.  One in particular who was reluctant to be brought in for the morning sessions (until he realized how exactly his day was shaping up) figured out that he had yet another opportunity to soak in the healing love.  ROTH student, Sharon Tiraschi, then called Sarge and Mariah in from turnout with only her heart.  Both horses queued up for their opportunity to experience the Love Lessons from Sharon.  It was a beautiful transformation for Sarge from the morning to the afternoon.

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And many others were sought out for their Love Lessons and eternally compassionate souls.  Truly all who participated at Drifter’s were healed and healers alike.

 

Again, we would like to thank Drifter’s Hearts of Hope in Franktown, Colorado, for the use of their lovely facility and the benefit of working with their wonderful horses. Our gratitude to Manager, Jacqui Avis, for all her help and guidance in helping us choose horses and best utilize the facility.  We would also like to thank the students who put their faith in the horses to show them, guide them, and teach them what they need to learn, and they did.  ROTH students often come from far and wide to join us on these events and then they carry the message back home with them in an attempt to help humans with horses understand what it is to truly support and give back to the animals we love and who routinely give us their all.

To ROTH Certified Trainer, Jill Haase, thank you for helping move such a large number of horses and for helping keep eyes peeled to keep students safe who were not necessarily experienced horse people.  And thanks be to Jill for always keeping it light and keeping the laughs and the smiles rolling, because why not?

Lastly, THANK YOU, to Anna Twinney.  Your mission coming to life in this way must make you proud and I hope you smile when you think of the breadth and depth of your reach within the lives of horses and their people.  Your sacrifices and hard work do not go unnoticed.  For someone with the soul of a true healer, you have a warrior spirit and dedication to spreading the messages of love, compassion, and clear communication everywhere you go.  Thank you for being you, Anna!

Images by Lacey Knight

 

 

Save the Dates and Consider Helping Those in Need!

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Our FREE Annual End of the Year Webinar Series is back!

Every year we put together a series of info-packed webinars to help you and your animal companions live happier, healthier lives, and create Spirit-lifting relationships.  We’ve done it again this year with a great twist!

The series will again be completely free. And the theme will be supporting, assisting, and healing animals in crisis.  In the last few months we have seen horrific tragedies.  Friends and family have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, along with the wildfires in California, and beyond, earthquakes, shootings, and more.  The list seems never ending. Whether they be at the hand of man or Mother Nature, it appears that unprecedented violence, destruction and tragedy are becoming commonplace in our world today.
Often we see animals, maybe even our own, suffering from a global catastrophe, a local tragedy, or even a personal event.  We want to help but we don’t know how.  Or what we try doesn’t work.
Join Anna and a few of her trusted advisors and friends to learn how to cope with trauma and crisis should you or your animals encounter such circumstances. 
We have a powerful line-up for you this year:
Nov 29th: From Trauma to Triumph: Supporting Animals During Crisis through Animal Communication.
Dec 7th: Essential Oils for Crisis & Trauma: with special guest Carol Komitor of Healing Touch for Animals.
Dec 21st: Nutritional Balance: Body, Mind & Spirit: with BOTH Dynamite Gold Executives, Dr. Regan Golob and Judy Sinner.
Dec 28th: Heroes for Horses: Learn how Natural Horsemanship or Horse Whispering can play an important role in helping horses cope during times of stress, trauma, or crisis. 
And here’s the fantastic twist! While the webinar series remains 100% FREE, we have teamed up with some amazing people to help some of our planetary companions who really need your support.
As I’m sure you know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria.  The country is a long way away from recovery, and many areas still don’t even have power! One of those devastated areas is the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques.  While other areas have received aid, Vieques hasn’t even gotten enough food and water for the population that live there.  
A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the famous band of Wild Horses that live on the island, and they are super close to reaching their goal!  We want to see that goal met so the horses can get the help they need.
Any amount is welcome and will help.  We hope you will join us in this small, but very achievable, mission.
Thank you!  We will see you soon.

Donate to Hurricane Relief Today

Hurricane Maria entered Vieques, PR, with over 155 mph winds and took everything the Viequenses had worked for their whole lives.  The only help from the government so far has been the National Guard supplying some food and water, but not enough for the whole island.  As CNN stated, while Vieques Island is only 7 miles from the mainland of Puerto Rico, it might as well be 7000 miles away …

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How Exactly Will Your Donation Support the Cause?
Vieques is home to a wild horse population who was impacted by the hurricane.  Grazing lands flooded and food became scarce.  Donations through this link will go to support the nutritional needs of the Wild Horses of the island.  Donate and help the horses who would otherwise be discarded as people are the main focus of relief efforts thus far.