This One’s For The Locals!

Hey guys!! I am getting ready to dive in to planning our February natural DIY class and I want to know… what do you all want to make?? I know it is a pain to login to WordPress to comment (Come on, WordPress, get with it- we don’t have time for that!!) so to make it super easy, just go to my FB link and send me a message or post what YOU want to make at our next class!
❤ Bobbie-jo



Fall and… Frazzled?

School has started, Fall weather has finally started to set in and here we are wrapped up in our cozy sweaters and……… we’re stressed. Working, running, errands, pulling over to make phone calls when we’re on the road and trying to make every square peg fit in its round hole while helping the world turn on its axis (because it couldn’t do it without us, right?). Am I speaking to anyone here?

As a therapist, I am constantly working with people on how to take care of themselves. And as a fellow human being, I am also constantly working on making sure that I take care of myself, too.

Without self- care, we are frazzled, tired, grumpy and burnt out; with it we can breathe, enjoy the beauty around us- and even look for (and see!) the beauty in situations that may not initially appear all that beautiful.

One of the things I absolutely love about my career as a therapist and the DIY Diva, is helping others. Motivating, empowering, inspiring, creating, dreaming, and going after our full potential. I love seeing people “get it” – that “ah-ha” moment when they see something in a new light that is full of hope- and that hidden vulnerability that dares to dream that life could be better. Oh, how I love that moment!

That is my heart, right there- the awakening to new life within- the realization that you have what it takes, that you are not alone, and that this life is only part of the journey- but oh what a journey! I love those raw, real moments where we can look at each other and say, this is HARD. But we can do this. That right there-that inner strength rising out of the depths. That is what my heart looks like.

This Sunday, I want to offer you a chance to relax, enjoy and maybe even dream a little. I will be teaching a class in Roanoke from 3pm-5pm that is focused on those very things- DIY, massage and relaxing. We will be making some all-natural goodness to soothe your muscles and your mind, as well as help you relax and unwind for a great night of restorative sleep. Sounds great, doesn’t it? We will have a wonderful massage therapist with us who will be offering chair massages to those who would like to participate and will be making our own relaxation products to take with us and bring the bliss to our homes. There will of course be warm, soothing beverages, calm music and aromatherapy to help rest all of our brain centers. It is all included in your ticket so you don’t have to think about anything except how to let yourself enjoy this “Calgon take me away” afternoon 🙂

Ticket info: $35 for event. Covers massage, 3 DIY items- all materials provided, snacks, beverages, and relaxation tips from a professional therapist and life coach.

Fall Into Relaxation

All-inclusive ticket for class on Oct. 29th from 3pm-5pm at St. Phillip's Lutheran: 8115 Williamson Road Roanoke VA




Pumpkins, Spice & Daytime Blue Ridge!

Hey guys! You know what? It has been SO COOL working with Daytime Blue Ridge! I have done 5 shows and every time I go through those doors, everyone is just so nice and fun- my kind of people!!

Did you see the show last Friday? I showed my absolute FAVORITE body butter recipe! It is like a ‘just layer it on and let it melt’ kind of amazingness… TRY IT! 🙂

Here are 5 Reasons Why Making Your Own Body Butter is the BEST:

    1. 1. You know what’s in it! Did you know there are over 1,300 chemicals that don’t have to be listed on the label… like… serious chemicals. Crazy right?! With making your own, you can choose the best of the best for organic and raw products that will be as close to nature!
    1. 2.Petrolatum – heard of it? It is in most every product on the market. Know why? Because it’s CHEAP. Know what it does for your skin when you’re trying to moisturize? Nothing. LOL. That’s my opinion anyway… look it up and see what you think!
    1. 3. Fragrance- Hellloooooo aging skin! And headaches!! Man, I seriously wish they would ban this stuff so I wouldn’t feel so sick every time I was around people who have it on 😦 And even if you don’t feel ill from some of the stuff in conventional products, that doesn’t mean it’s not affecting you- it just means you’ve adapted to it so you don’t notice the effects taking place … until… well… think of the frog in the pot analogy…
    1. 4. All the amazing nutrients and body benefits from the coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and essential oils are getting absorbed into your skin… and your skin LOVES IT! 🙂 Sooooo nourishing! I haven’t had to deal with those dry, itchy winter feet since making my own body butter…. thank you natural goodness!!!
    1. 5. It’s fun!!! What is cooler than having a fluffy, whipped, decadent body butter for you and your family that you know is good for your skin and body and smells like Fall Cinnamon Pumpkin Amazingness…. not much my friend, except for maybe watching my clip on how to make it for yourself, which you should totally do 🙂 And then come to my class this Saturday to make your own Fall goodness with me 🙂