Welcome to April!

April showers bring May flowers may be true where you are but where I live, April is the month of the blooming. Only May beats April for glorious flowers. 

Here in April, our fruit trees bloom and we hope for dry days for bees to come and pollinate for late summer harvests. 

And to honour all Nature's glory and beauty, our theme this month is Breathe and Blossom.....because along with all the lovely blooms comes , for many, allergy season. 

Did you know that there are natural and effective ways to deal with allergies? 

Let's get started so you can enjoy the most that April has to offer!


Table of Contents


  • Welcome to April
  • NEW Thieves Bundle!!!
  • Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies
  • April Recipe - Ditch the Dryer Sheets
  • NEW For the Love of Lemons Bundle!!!
  • US Gifts with Purchase
  • EU/UK Gifts with Purchase
  • 10 Recipes for Seasonal Allergies
  • A Supplement for Allergies!
  • Young Living Events - Earth Day April 22
  • Breathe Easy Challenge
  • February Educational Opportunities
  • Coffee with Chris
  • Join the New Perspective Oilers Facebook community

Spring Got You Cleaning? 

The brand-new Thieves Home Starter Bundle makes living green a snap! With the best-loved products in this Thieves bundle, it’s easier than ever to say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to essential oil-infused solutions that you can feel great about.
This starter bundle is the best way to swap out harsh chemical cleaners for greener household favourites, infused with our signature Thieves essential oil blend: 
  • Thieves® Household Cleaner, 426 ml 
  • Amber glass spray bottle 
  • Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap, 236 ml 
  • Thieves® Laundry Soap, 946 ml 
  • Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak, 473 ml 
  • Thieves® Dish Soap, 355 ml 
  • Thieves® Kitchen & Bath Scrub, 392 g 
  • Thieves® essential oil blend, 15 ml 
  • Lemon essential oil, 15 ml 

Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies

by Healthline

Finding what is right for you 

[Editors Note:  As you get more comfortable using your oils you will find ones that you can use directly on your skin, ones that you need to dilute and we have already talked about ingesting oils -- If you DON'T use YL oils, please follow these warnings above because you don't know the purity, the additves or the quality control testing that is done on any other oils]

April's Canadian Gift with Purchase 

Celebrate the earth by diving into a fresh new spring with plant-based essentials! Harvested with care, they invite the joy of nature into our homes, bodies and communities. 

As you embrace warmer, brighter days, let these essentials inspire calm, strength and whole-body wellness. 

Order early to earn up to $202.44 of spring-fresh goodies, plus points and product credits, so you can treat yourself to your faves.

Plus, earn a $10 product credit from March 1–5!

April's Featured Recipe

Ditch the Dryer Sheets

There was once a time when I would walk by a dryer vent and just LOVE the smell of "fresh-laundry." This was before I detoxed synthetic fragrances from my life. Now, when I walk by synthetic smells, I literally have to hold my breath because it will give me a headache. 

It is crazy to me how we become so desensitized to these synthetic fragrances that we don't smell how artificial and chemically they truly smell until they are fully removed from the system for awhile.

Many of the chemicals in dryer sheets are known carcinogens so that is reason enough to ditch them but there's more. The everyday constant exposure to these chemicals can exacerbate asthma, allergies, headaches and migraines. Can you imagine reducing suffering from any of these simply by getting rid of your dryer sheets?

I'm guessing like many of you, I still want my laundry to smell nice. And not stick to my fanny. Wool dryer balls scented with YLEO's will keep clothes smelling fresh and take care of the cling at the same time. Lemongrass is probably my personal favorite because the scent it strong and I love it, but there are so many to choose from! I love Purification, Lavender, and Gentle Baby also! 

NEW! For the Love of Lemons Starter Bundle!

Invite sunshine into your home with the For the Love of Lemons Starter Bundle.

Featuring hand-selected products just for spring that will treat your senses and brighten your space, this favourite bundle is available for a limited time starting April 1. 

Want to know what's inside??

The fresh, uplifting aroma of Jade Lemon essential oil, the softness of Vanilla oleoresin (not sure what that means? Ask me!!) AND Lushious Lemon essential oil blend are all part of this AMAZING starter bundle!!!

OMG you ALSO getthe GLORIOUS Mini Aria Diffuser to help neutralize unwanted odours and fill your space with cheer!!!!! This diffuser is NOT available just to purchase and is an AMAZING addition to your home....with bluetooth capability you can play music through it from any digital recording!!! I use mine with Youtube meditation music all.the.time!!!

PLUS the Lushious Lemon Foaming Hand Soap’s invigorating fragrance of lemon uplifts your spirit, while our trusted plant-based formula leaves your hands feeling soft and refreshed.

Get the For the Love of Lemons Starter Bundle while you can! Oh and starter bundles aren't just for newbies!!! I will be ordering this in my Subscription order and getting points back into my account!!

April's US Gifts with Purchase

Free CBD anyone?!! (Sadly only for our US members -- We can't get this in Canaa YET).

Celebrate the start of spring with some of our plant-based essentials for free. 

Warmer, brighter days mean more hikes and outdoor play, so grab your Soothe CBD for a breath of fresh air whenever you need it. 

Open the windows and freshen your home with the crisp, citrusy scents of Lemongrass and Orange. 

Prepare your little ones(or yourself!) for the changing seasons with KidScents MightyPro - a blend of immune-supporting prebiotics and probiotics. All for free! Plus, earn 10 loyalty points to treat yourself to more seasonal essentials (Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint anyone?!).

Aprils's UK/EU  Gifts with Purchase

April has arrived and spring is in full swing as we embrace long light days and enjoy nature bringing joy and colour all around us. It’s the perfect month to indulge in ourselves, and ensure we are making great choices and living life to the full. It’s also time to focus on our homes as we deep clean and create relaxed and healthy havens.

10 Recipes for Seasonal Allergies



Sniffles. Phlegm. Watery Eyes.

All things that many people experience in the Spring because of allergies. Simply put: an allergic reaction is simply your body's reaction to something foreign in your system. 💡 There are options + ways to support your body BEFORE the pollen starts floating around, friends! 🙌🏾

Now, I'm not talking about treating or preventing allergies. 😬 Nope. Can't go there because of the FDA. 🙊 However, I can share ways to support your gut (yup, gut health is super important), your respiratory system, and ultimately healthy cells! 💚 Your body does know how to eliminate foreign proteins + free radicals - let's learn how to support our amazing bodies!  💪🏽

 Footloose + Fancy Free
(Support for the Body’s Response to Inflammation)
3 drops Lavender Vitality
3 drops Copaiba Vitality
3 drops Frankincense Vitality
3 drops Mountain Savory Vitality
Put in capsule + take 2-3 times/day

💣The Seasonal Support Bomb
(for those that have issued an all out war)
4 drops Copaiba Vitality
4 drops Lavender Vitality
4 drops Thieves Vitality
4 drops Mountain Savory Vitality
Put in capsule + take 2-3 times/day

🏅The Seasonal Support Grenade 
(for those that need to win a little battle)
3 drops Lemon Vitality
3 drops Peppermint Vitality
3 drops Lavender Vitality
Put in capsule + take 2-3 times/day

☕ Seasonal Support Tea
1 drop Peppermint Vitality
1 drop Thieves Vitality
1 drop Lemon Vitality
Organic Tea: Chamomile (caffeine-free) Green (more antioxidants w/caffeine)
Add oils to dry tea bag and then steep tea in warm water. Adding local honey to the tea also has seasonal benefits

🌳 Seasons are Changing Diffuser Combo:
(also a great combo for focus)
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Peppermint
3 drops of Lemon
This diffuser combo has some powerful research behind it!

💨 Let’s Clear the Air!
3 drops of Raven
3 drops of Purification
3 drops of Thieves
Whether you want to breathe a bit easier or just get rid of stench, this combo will get ‘er done!

💧 The Ultimate Nasal Spray
1 drop of Peppermint
3 drops of Purification
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of Frankincense
3 drops of Copaiba
Small Pinch of Salt
Distilled Water
Put salt in the bottom of the bottle, add oils, add water, shake + spray!

💧 Errryday Nasal Spray 
(for dry noses)
1 drop of Peppermint
4 drops of Purification
4 drops of Lavender 
Small Pinch of Salt
Distilled Water
Put salt in the bottom of the bottle, add oils, add water, shake + spray!

🛀🏼 Mama’s Chillaxin’
3 drops of Stress Away
3 drops of Frankincense
3 drops of Lavender
Add to diffuser or epsom salts for a delightful bath! Remember: stress affects our immune system!

🚿 Steamy Seasonal Support
Looking for some relaxation and good deep breath?
Option 1: Put 2 drops of Raven on a washcloth and toss in the bottom of your shower. Yup, it’s that easy.
Option 2: Put 2-3 drops of Raven in 1 cup of Epsom Salts and add the salts to a warm bath

Learn more about the Young Living Oils and Supplements that can help get you breath easier!

A Supplement for Allergies !!!

Ever think a Supplement could help you in your Seasonal Allergy Fight? ! 🎉🎉
In the springtime, all of the allergens in the air can start to cause drippy noses, inflamed airways, sneezing fits, and watery itchy eyes. If this is you or someone you love - we’re going to be chatting this week about 3 natural items you need to help combat these common issues! The good news is you don’t have to suffer!
Young Living has an incredible supplement called Sulfurzyme, which contains an organic form of dietary Sulfur called methylsulfonylmethane or MSM. MSM has been clinically studied to help alleviate allergic rhinitis when taken consistently, and does not produce the same side effects as other common substances used to control these issues! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293242/

MSM is also amazing for helping support healthy skin & hair - it supports the body in needed ways through things like poison ivy, psoriasis, eczema, and more!

Sulfurzyme comes in 2 forms to make it easy for anyone to take as part of their daily “Spring Support Regimen.” Sulfurzyme capsules contain 1.8g of MSM and NingXia Wolfberry fruit powder per 2 easy to swallow capsules. You can take 2 capsules twice daily, or you can take more as needed or wanted.

Sulfurzyme Powder is a delicious powder you can add to beverages. Each ½ tsp of Sulfurzyme powder provides 2.2g of MSM, NingXia Wolfberry powder, and soluble fiber called Fructooligosaccharides. The most DELICIOUS way to take Sulfurzyme powder is to add ½ tsp to 1-2oz NingXia Red, 2-3 drops of Lime Vitality, and fill the rest of your bottle with water! SO YUMMY - you’ll start to crave it every day and LOVE how you feel!

No matter how you get your Sulfurzyme every day, it’s an incredible dietary supplement that does the following for your body:

• Supports joint health*
• Supports recovery time of joints after exercise*
• Supports normal range of motion*
• Supports bone health*
• Supports normal metabolic functions and circulation*
• Aids the immune system*
• Supports hair and skin health*

WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER?! I like the capsules and take them with my daily smoothie!

Young Living Events and Promotions


At Young Living Earth Day is EVERYDAY! But in April we like to celebrate a lot!

So join us April 22 in our Facebook Group - New Perspective Oilers -- to learn how Young Living respects the earth, cares for the plants, and cares for the people through the Seed to Seal Commitment.


Tackling Seasonal Allergies with Easy

In April we're inviting you to join us for a special but very simple Breathe Diffuser Challenge to invest in the well-being of your home during this spring season! 

Whether you are running through fields of wildflowers with abandon, waiting for the snow to melt, or huddled in a corner sneezing through boxes of tissues, we have tools for you! One of our most-loved, powerful oil trios is Lavender, Lemon & Peppermint, and it's about to become the terrific trio you didn't know you needed to come to your rescue! This challenge is so easy!!!
What you will do:
  • Diffuse Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint Oil every day in your home.
  • Take at least one full minute to slow down and breathe it in.
  • Reduce candle and fragrance use anywhere that you can.
That's it. There's no more to it. Literally will take a minute total, and you will not believe the results! We will also have fun giveaways, recipes, seasonal relief tips, videos, and more in our Facebook group as we take a deep breath and prepare for a busy spring season where we take care of our inward and outward health.
Include the family of all ages, invite friends, and share the fun. The only thing better than getting amazing results is watching people you care about do the same! We're going to walk you through this step by step so simply stay tuned and enjoy!
Make sure you never miss a day with this handy Breathe Easy Challenge tracker! You can download this graphic to track your progress on your phone with markup or to print it out and keep it right by your diffuser! Consistency will always get us the best possible results!
If you print it off, make some notes on the back as you go through the challenge on what you're noticing and feeling!

Check back into New Perspective Oilers Facebook community to get support and tips!

April's Education Opportunities

Here is our class schedule for the month of April -- RSVP in the events section of New Perspective Oilers Facebook community (and make sure you get your printable if there is one for the class!!)
These classes are fun, full of information and lots of time for questions -- join me even if you are just curious.

April 6th 2023 7pm PST Earn Your First $100 with YL: (Zoom) 
Want to learn the quick way to earn $100 with YL? Join me tonight and see how easy and comfortable sharing YL can be.

April 13th  2023 7pm PST Essential Oils 101 (Zoom)

Many products are being advertised as “safe” and “all-natural”, but are they really all that safe? The packages are pretty and the labels are clever, but the more you dig, the more you find out. This class will help you decide what’s truly safe and give you the tools you need to start making simple swaps for a healthier home. 

April 20th 2023 7pm PST Hair Skin and Nails (Zoom) :

With things like cancer, infertility, and other health challenges on the rise, there is no time like the present to kick all those nasty harmful chemicals in your everyday products to the curb. It is time to give your body what it deserves: clean products that support your body rather than make it work harder.

April 22 - Earth Day

All day in the New Perspective Oilers FB community!

Zoom Link for All Classes not hosted in the Facebook community is below

Join us Saturdays in March for a live and interactive virtual coffee shop gathering. This Zoom and FB Live event is just a way to connect and chat on a casual and friendly basis

Catch up on the latest news, get your questions answered, or simply enjoy the company of other women.

So grab your cuppa whatever you want and find your way to our table for some fun!

 Join the New Perspective Oilers Facebook Community

This happy group of people are all here to work on our wellness, with the help of some terrific Young Living Products. Join the group to be first in the know about new education opportunities, new product launches, and some pretty fabulous draws! 

Well that's it for February! Stay on top of ALL the news and supports by checking in at New Perspective Oilers FB Community OR New Wellness Perspective website.

I wish you a February filled with love and well-being. As always if you have any comments or concerns pop me an email at hello@newwellnessperspective.com 

February Newsletter

Welcome to February!

It can be a month of winter storms, of the hint of spring, and the month of LOVE....but whatever face February shows us, it moves us ever closer to springtime weather, longer days,  gentler breezes. 

Based on your feedback, I have totally revamped the newsletter so it is more accessible from your email and won't need you to travel to an external link. I hope you like it. 

Let me know!

Table of Contents


  • Welcome to February
  • Getting Light in Winter - how to get through these last dark days of Winter
  • Canadian Gifts with Purchase
  • February Recipe - Sugary Citrus Diffuser Blend
  • US Gifts with Purchase
  • EU/UK Gifts with Purchase
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder -- how to support yourself
  • Young Living Events - Kona Challenge
  • February Educational Opportunities
  • Coffee with Chris

Getting Light In Winter

Top 4 Lighting Habits for Winter

The darkest days of Winter are now starting to ease but many of us will still be leaving work after sunset and in some cases arriving before sunrise.  And yet, our bodies depend upon exposure to bright natural light during the day to feel awake and alert – we need bright blue-rich light stimulate our energy, mood and metabolism!    Unfortunately, the artificial lighting in our homes and offices does not provide nearly enough light during the day to make us feel energized and alive.  Artificial light does not provide the cues we need to maintain our circadian rhythms and overall health and wellness.  When we fall back at the end of daylight savings, we spend more time with artificial light and it becomes even harder to connect with the cycles of natural light.  Shifting our time clocks also requires our body clocks (circadian rhythms) to adapt.   Fortunately there are a couple of practical things we can do when we fall back to standard time, here we share our Top Four Healthy Lighting Habits to offset the season of darkness.

Top four healthy lighting habits!

How not to fall back into darkness

(1) remind your body it’s day time = get outside during the day

15-30 minutes of daylight each morning will help you feel better and sleep easier. 
note: it doesn’t have to be sunny and you don’t have to exercise – just enjoy the light!
Science: most cloudy days are still 10-100x brighter than your average office

(2) Minimize your exposure to blue-rich light two hours before bed

Use incandescent, or blue-light free LEDs in your bedrooms and evening spaces
note: screens emit an enormous amount of blue light – use f.lux, Nightshift,  in the evenings
Science: blue light signals daytime and therefore disrupts sleep and recovery

(3) Choose indoor lighting which is similar to the cycle of natural light

 Favor brightly lit spaces during the day (especially in the morning) and avoid dimly lit spaces!
Note: you don’t have to live in darkness at night – use blue-free light sources safely at night
Science: sunlight is bright and blue-rich, fire and candle light is soft and contains no blue light

(4) Use light therapy as a way to get extra bright blue-rich light each morning

For those with difficult climates or schedules, use a light therapy lamp each morning
Note: as little as 15-30 minutes of extra light exposure each morning supports energy, mood and sleep!
Science: we need sufficient bright blue-rich light during the day for healthy circadian rhythms

Another issue with low light in our hemisphere in winter is Vitamin D levels. 

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that your body uses for normal bone development and maintenance. Vitamin D also plays a role in your nervous system, musculoskeletal system and immune system.

You can get vitamin D in a variety of ways, including:
  • Sun exposure on your skin (however, people with darker skin and older people may not get enough vitamin D through sunlight. Your geographical location may also prevent adequate vitamin D exposure through sunlight).
  • Through the food you eat.
  • Through nutritional supplements.
Despite all these methods to get vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency is a common worldwide problem. In North America we compound the problem by using sun screens which effectively block the sun from our skin and mean we do not make enough Vitamin D when we are out in natural light.

Vitamin D supplementation is key to healthy immune over winter.

Support Your Vitamin D Levels Here  Sunshine in a Bottle

February's Canadian Gift with Purchase

February’s gift with purchase is all about nurturing your relationship with yourself. Let us help you nourish your mind, body and soul with self-care essentials that keep you looking and feeling your best. Order early to earn up to $248 worth of self-care goodies, plus points and product credits to spend on your faves.

Add to your points balance, take time to smell some Jade Lemon, Bloom on with an essential oil or a skin loving refresher. 

Learn why I go on and on about balancing your hormones and try out the Progressence to see how much better your sleep can be!

February's Featured Recipe

Sugary Citrus Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Lemongrass
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
This gorgeous concoction combines the sweet, tart scent of Bergamot, Lemongrass, and Grapefruit for an aroma reminiscent of chewy fruit candies—without the consequences!

February's US Gifts with Purchase

*I am jumping for joy because my favorite lotion is included!!!!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸

While the term self-care gets a bad wrap sometimes, we are here to make true self-care a priority. Nurturing daily practices that nourish both body and mind will take you far with your health! And while we do love a good epsom salt bath, there is even more to self-care than that. This month you can snag some of our self-care favorites for free! Plus, if the winter blues have you feeling down, you can mentally escape to the tropics while winter does its worst outside!

February's UK/EU  Gifts with Purchase

February is a magnificent month to celebrate love, care and appreciation. We want to show you the variety of love and help you focus on self-care and happiness, especially during the cold season. https://bit.ly/3l13llq

With products like our citrusy Elemi essential oil, enticing and floral Sensation blend or our relaxing Lavender bath bombs, our PV promo is full of the perfect products, which are essential for your self-care routine. 💆‍♀️ 
Also, for this month we have some exciting offers you are going to fall in love with, as well as some stunning new business accessories! 🥰
How excited are you for this month? 😍

Seasonal Affective Disorder

from Everyday Health

If shorter days and shifts in weather zap your energy and make you feel blue, you’ve got classic symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a form of depression triggered by changes in daylight and weather that occur primarily in winter.

Why do some people get SAD? Experts aren’t certain, but some think that those seasonal changes disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm, the 24-hour clock that regulates how we function during sleeping and waking hours, which cause us to feel energized and alert sometimes and drowsy at other times.

Another theory is that the changing seasons disrupt hormones, such as serotonin and melatonin, which regulate sleep, mood, and feelings of well-being.

Whatever the causes of one’s SAD may be, the signs and symptoms typically can include:
  • Feelings of depression that happen most of the day, every day, in a seasonal pattern
  • Having tiredness or low energy
  • Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Changes in appetite or weight gain
  • Sleeping too much

1 Talk With Your Doctor

Talk With Your Doctor

Because SAD is a form of depression, it needs to be diagnosed by a mental health professional. "There are a number of screening questions that can help determine if someone is depressed," Dr. Pierce says. "Your doctor will be able to sort out whether    you have SAD as opposed to some other form of depression."
If you have SAD, seeing a professional can help you work through it. About 12 years ago, Arlene Malinowski, PhD, 58, recognized she had SAD when she read about the symptoms in a  magazine article.
“I would notice a drop in how I felt and perceived the world in the winter,” the Chicago resident recalls. The psychiatrist she had been seeing for depression confirmed it.

2 Ready Your Mind in the Fall

Ready Your Mind in the Fall

As you prepare our homes for the fall-to-winter transition, you may want to consider preparing your mind, too.

Regularly allotting time for mood-boosting activities can help people feel physically and psychologically healthier, says psychologist Kim Burgess, PhD, founder of the Pediatric Psychology Center in Rockville, Maryland, and an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.

“It’s better to set yourself up for the winter season by starting in the fall season — doing enjoyable activities, initiating friend group chats and outings, choosing fun hobbies, and engaging in clubs or community service,” says Dr. Burgess.

Regularly taking part in these activities ahead of time is much easier than trying to start from scratch once the winter blues have already set in, she adds

3 Try Light From a Box

Try Light From a Box

Bright light therapy — exposure to artificial light to help keep one’s circadian rhythm on track — is widely considered a first-line treatment option for SAD, according to a review published in 2017 in the Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine. One way    to try bright light therapy is by using a light therapy box.

Also known as phototherapy boxes, these devices give off light that mimics sunshine and can help in the management of SAD, according to the Mayo Clinic. The light from the therapy boxes is significantly brighter than that of regular light bulbs, and is provided in different wavelengths.

Typically, you’ll sit in front of the light box for about 20 to 30 minutes a day. This will result in a chemical change in your brain that boosts your mood and alleviates symptoms of SAD, the Mayo Clinic reports.

Experts usually recommend using the light box within the first hour after you wake up in the morning, the Mayo Clinic adds.

Although often safe and effective, light therapy boxes are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Be sure to talk with your doctor about whether a light therapy box is right for you.

4 Use Dawn Simulators

Use Dawn Simulators

Dawn simulators can help some people with SAD. These devices are alarm clocks, but rather than waking you abruptly with beeping or loud music, they produce light that gradually increases in intensity, just like the sun.

Different models of dawn simulators are available, but the best ones use full-spectrum light, which is closest to natural sunlight. Researchers found that dawn simulators were as effective as light therapy for people with mild SAD, according to a study published in July 2015 in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

5 Consider Taking Antidepressants

Consider Taking Antidepressants

If light therapy or psychotherapy don’t completely relieve your symptoms, prescription antidepressants may help you overcome seasonal depression, as long as you avoid medications that might make you sleepy, reports the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

When taking antidepressants for SAD, you’ll typically need to use the medication from autumn until spring, the organization says.

It's important to recognize when the symptoms of SAD start, and to see your doctor for a prescription before they escalate, says Ani Kalayjian, EdD, an adjunct professor of psychology at Columbia University in New York City.

6 Prioritize Social Activities

Prioritize Social Activities

Dr. Malinowski tries to get the jump on treating SAD by filling her winter months with enjoyable activities. “Proactive is the way to go,” says Malinowski, who participates in a writing group and book club.

Why are social activities important if you have SAD? Studies have found a causal relationship between social isolation and depression, says Burgess. And lately, isolation has been in no short supply as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One recent review article addressed the mental health impact of quarantining during the ongoing pandemic. The review, published in March 2020 in The Lancet, indicated that these periods of isolation can have a long-term psychological impact on people, including symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Finding creative ways to stay connected with others during times of increased isolation is important, says Burgess. She suggests hanging out with relatives and friends at a local park, playing outdoor sports or yard games, or going on walks when the weather allows.

If wintertime darkness, weather, and COVID-19 have you staying indoors more than desired, there are ways other than in-person interactions to socialize.

“When the winter weather makes it super cold to be outside or unsafe to drive, we can FaceTime with friends and extended family members or set up Zoom calls with them,” Burgess says.

7 Add Aromatherapy to Your Treatment Plan

Add Aromatherapy to Your Treatment Plan

Aromatherapy — the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes — may also help those with SAD.

A review published in June 2020 in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine    indicates that essential oils could potentially help lessen symptoms of depression and other psychological issues like anxiety and sleep problems.

That said, the authors of the review note that evidence of the mental health benefits of essential oils thus far are small and somewhat limited in usefulness.

When it comes to SAD in particular, essential oils could potentially influence the area of the brain that's responsible for controlling moods and the body's internal clock that influences sleep and appetite, Dr. Kalayjian says.

And although the evidence for aromatherapy may be limited, using essential oils could be a simple and safe way to improve mental well-being — particularly when paired with another soothing activity, like a taking a bath or enjoying company by candlelight.

Make sure you use a high quality and trusted brand of essential oils as oils are one of the most adulterated products on store shelves. You want to be confident that what it says on the label is what is in the bottle and that those oils have been distilled with the safest, most supportive methods possible. 

If you need help choosing oils to help, drop me a PM and we can talk!

8 Stick to a Schedule

Stick to a Schedule

People who live with SAD often have trouble sleeping at night and getting up in the morning. Maintaining a regular schedule improves sleep, which can help alleviate symptoms of seasonal depression.

"Keeping a regular schedule will also expose you to light at consistent and predictable times," Pierce says. And eating at regular intervals can help you avoid overeating. Many people who live with SAD find they gain weight in the winter, according to the Mayo Clinic.

9 Get Moving

Get Moving

As it does with other forms of depression, exercise can help alleviate SAD. Exercise can also help offset the weight gain that is common with SAD, Kalayjian says. Malinowski says she's more vigilant about sticking with her exercise and yoga routine in the dead of winter

Outdoor exercise is most helpful for relieving SAD symptoms. But if you can't exercise outside because it's cold or snowy, try using a treadmill, stationary bike, or elliptical machine set close to a window at home or at the gym.

Not comfortable going back to the gym yet because of COVID-19? You can still break a sweat at home by following instructional workout videos online from organizations like the American Council on Exercise and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

10 Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

If you have seasonal depression or wintertime SAD, you'll want to get outside as much as you can during the day to take advantage of what sunlight there is. On cold days, bundle up and take a stroll around the block at noon or soon after — that's when the sun is brightest.

Also, when you're indoors, keep your blinds open to let in as much natural light as you can. And if you’re working remotely, choose a workspace near a source of natural light if possible. Indoor lighting is much dimmer than natural light, and this can negatively affect SAD symptoms, reports Yale Medicine.

11 Take a Vacation or ‘Staycation’

Take a Vacation or ‘Staycation’

Taking a winter vacation to warmer climates can help alleviate symptoms of SAD by helping you escape cold and overcast skies, Kalayjian says. Even a short break from your daily routine in a sunny place can be helpful with winter depression.

“The excitement that can lift your mood can start as you prepare for your vacation and linger for a few weeks after you return,” Kalayjian adds. Malinowski plans visits to warm-weather friends in winter for just that reason.

If your travel plans have been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic, consider planning a “staycation” instead — taking time off from work and finding ways to experience typical vacation activities within your own home and community.

12 Consider Avoiding Alcohol

Consider Avoiding Alcohol

People may drink more for many different reasons during times of stress or sadness, Burgess says. “When someone is feeling ‘down’ they are more likely to drink alcohol, but drinking causes further depression, hence the downward spiral,” she explains.

Also, if you notice that you’re drinking on more days of the week than before, or drinking a larger amount of alcohol than you used to, these changes could eventually lead to an addiction, she says.

Burgess says it’s important to determine what’s behind the behavior. She suggests asking yourself, “Why do I think I’m drinking more?” If you think you may have a drinking problem, talking your doctor can also help, Burgess adds.

13 Keep a Journal

keep a Journal
Writing down your thoughts can have a positive effect on your mood. "It can help you get some of your negative feelings out of your system,” Kalayjian explains.

How can journaling help you cope with depression? According to the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, it works by helping you prioritize life’s problems and identify your depression triggers, as well as what helps lift your mood.

Include your thoughts, feelings, and concerns when you journal. A good time to do so is at night so that you can reflect on all that happened in the last 24 hours.

14 Get Enough Vitamin D

Get Enough Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for depressive symptoms. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) states that low levels of vitamin D — caused by low dietary intake of this vitamin or not enough sunlight exposure — are common in people with SAD.

Experts don’t know for sure whether taking vitamin D supplements can relieve symptoms of SAD, the NCCIH reports. But ensuring you get enough sunlight during the day and incorporating vitamin D-rich foods into your diet may help.

Talk to your doctor about testing your vitamin D levels and whether supplements would be right for you, Kalayjian suggests. Malinowski upped her vitamin D during the winter at her psychiatrist’s suggestion and has found that it helps. 

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February's Education Opportunities

Here is our class schedule for the month of Feburary -- RSVP in the events section of New Perspective Oilers Facebook page (and make sure you get your printable if there is one for the class!!)

February 2, 2023 7pm PST Build A YL Business: (Zoom) 
Young Living broke out their new compensation plan November 1, 2022 and it is a doozy!Join me to talk about the new plan and how it can work for you -- whether you want to make an extra $500 a month or you want to make WAAAAAYYYY more than that. This is the company to share.

February 5th, 2023 5pm PST Sleep Hygiene: (FB Class in New Perspective Oilers Group):

Would you like to sleep AMAZINGLY well tonight? If you’re like me, I’m thinking your answer is a YES. I’d love to share a little bit about healthy sleep hygiene with you.  Join me on FB for some great tips for troubleshooting your routine + some of my favorite YL tools that have been fantastic when I’ve used them. 

February 9th 2023 7pm PST Oils & Emotions: (Zoom) :

Emotions can be difficult and even scary. It is so much easier to suppress emotions than to recognize, feel, and process them. However, the ability to recognize, feel, process, and release emotions will enable you to function in a more positive and successful state so you can live free to create the life you desire.
Join me to learn more about emotions. This information will transform your day to day life and give you the tools you need to process emotions in a healthy and effective way. These tools can be used for all ages and are very effective.

February 16th 2023 7pm Self-Care with the Premium Starter Bundles: (Zoom)

This class will be fast-paced and fun! I am going to give you quick tips on how to maximize your PSK this season. Come get some suggestions for oils and products you can use every day to address some of the most common wellness problems and find ways to use them to enhance your self-care. 

February 23rd 2023 7pm PST Living Well Through Menopause: (Zoom)

Each stage of menopause - peri, meno and post - has its own unique demands on our mind and body.
This class will look at the mind, body and emotional supports you can use to live well through all the phases of menopause

Zoom Link for All Clasess not hosted in the Facebook group is below

Starting February 4th a live and interactive virtual coffee shot gathering will happen on Zoom and as a Facebook Live Event!

Coffee with Chris will be an hour chatting with each other, catching up, getting the latest news, answering questions, supporting each other. 

So grab your cuppa whatever you want and find your way to our table for some fun!

 Join the New Perspective Oilers Facebook Group

This happy group of people are all here to work on our wellness, with the help of some terrific Young Living Products. Join the group to be first in the know about new education opportunities, new product launches, and some pretty fabulous draws! 

Well that's it for February! Stay on top of ALL the news and supports by checking in at New Perspective Oilers FB Group OR New Wellness Perspective website.

I wish you a February filled with love and well-being. As always if you have any comments or concerns pop me an email at hello@newwellnessperspective.com