Final Thought, Joy in January Project

It’s been so lovely hearing all of your thoughts and stories about how you improve your mood during the winter season.

For my final Joy in January post, ill leave you with a quote I read this week that has really warmed my heart: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows” (Helen Keller)

May your winter be just a little warmer this time around. xxx

As part of the Joy in January project, we are offering a 5ml vial of both our Frangipani and Freedom eau de parfums each day. To be in the draw, just post a comment or your story in response to this, or any of the other blogs participating (listed below). Don’t forget to include you email and name if you want a chance to win.


24 thoughts on “Final Thought, Joy in January Project

  1. That’s a lovely quote! The sun is shing today on a blanket of new snow and it is very beautiful. Another way I keep winter spirits up is to wear sparkly and/or bright nail polish. It lifts my mood whenever I look at my hands. Sometimes my inner voice tells me this is a rather juvenile practice but I’ve learned through the years to shut her up pretty quickly. 🙂 Thanks so much for the generous and kind giveaway opportunities.

  2. Thank you so much.
    I hadn’t known of you before, and thanks to this bloggathon I now do 🙂
    one seed is a beautiful name.
    thank you

  3. Or “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. It’s hard to tell at times whether the light at the end of the tunnel is the sunshine or an approaching train. I’m very lucky to have found someone to help support me in my times of darkness.

  4. if by no other virtue, the act of reaching out to one another, the conversation, the recognition of out internal workings, so often assigned shame, is a ray of warm light!

    as Leonard Cohen put it: ‘there’s a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”

    thank you for teaching and sharing and conversing liz!

  5. btw, in the black hills, it’s this microsnowing… like mist or dust in the air… 7 degrees F… will be well below zero tonight. and that is sad. *wink*

  6. In addition to scent, deep breathing is a great way to lift your spirits/fill you with energy. So many people take tiny little breaths-try filling your lungs as full as you can-hold it for a few seconds and then exhale, exhale, exhale! Do this a few times and you’ll feel great. (Be careful not to make yourself dizzy!) Nice, slow breaths!

  7. I am not 100% pure it is the healthiest or most productive way to help, but on the rough (but not really bad) SAD days, comfort foods sometimes give me a little boost and remind me that happier times have happened and will be here again. Family recipes from growing up are especially helpful for my soul, tho probably not for my waist line! 🙂

    Thank you again for participating in the Joy in January project!

    Michael S
    Colorado, USA

    • That’s a great point Michael. The power of food to comfort the soul. I think there is definitely a lot to be said for food that reconnects us to feelings of comfort and joy

  8. Liz, always a pleasure and informative to read your blogs:) I don’t suffer from SAD but I know that many of the Elderly people do. Often times they have a hard time expressing how they feel, or what is going on. Essential oils are so helpful. Enjoy your summer, right?

  9. JOY in January has been an uplifting experience all by itself! And to read of all the wonderful ways, and scents to chase away those winter blues…Thank you so much for taking part.

  10. I left my thoughts on an earlier post about how delicious both Frangipani and Freedom sound, so I won’t repeat that again – but if I was *forced* to pick (and only torture could do it) I’d prolly have to choose “Freedom”.

    I like the Helen Keller quote: since it *is* my name, I offer a timely one in return, from Martin Luther King: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

    Whatever I do or do not win, thanks for this SAD blog-a-thon – in itself it’s helped to drive away the dark.

    (BTW, to einsof – that is absolutely one of my favorite Leonard Cohen lines – glad to meet a fellow admirer. ; ] )

  11. That lovely quote reminds me that both light and heat are welcome during the winter. Finding it from the sun or other ways keep us going.

    Thank you for participating over the last 3 days blogathon event. I have learned a lot about SAD.

  12. Thank you again for lifting our winter spirits by participating in this joyful draw. Just having the chance to win and try some new fantastic scented product has perked me up!

  13. I tend to blend and play with my essences more during the winter months, keeps me happy! Or if all else fails, chocolate! But alas its rather steamy here in Perth!!!

    I’ve been enjoying all the wonderful quotes everyone has been posting.


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