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Inner peace, surviving the scary world of being a Cystic Fibrosis parent

Updated on September 25, 2015
Smiling while doing his 'treatment'
Smiling while doing his 'treatment'

As a mom of a son with Cystic Fibrosis, I can say my families journey has been scary and at times, crushing. It has also been joyful, blessed and full of love. From birth to the teenage years, reducing stress in our daily lives has helped us continue with strength, focus and alot of laughter.

Lavender essential oils promote relaxation
Lavender essential oils promote relaxation

Moving forward

Once you get passed the initial shock, once you have dried your tears (temporarily) and you are looking around trying to figure out what's next after your child is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, don't forget to include your own soul in the process of moving forward. Learn to admit that it's ok to need help, learn to hug more and learn to take 'secret' moments for yourself. Those little secret moments can be anything from a 20 minute bubble bath to using essential oils to relieve stress. It's amazing what easing a little stress can do. Medically it can lower your blood pressure, reduce insomnia and strengthen your immune system and that's just a few of the many things it can do. It also can bring you inner peace, make you smile often and laugh more. Lavender essential oil reduces mental stress and promotes relaxation. Try a few drops in a hot bath and turn the tables on stress. This is just one way to start working through the stress and there is many more to ways to strengthen from within. If you are not a person who enjoys a hot bath, no problem. You are not out in the cold. Try an essential oil diffuser, place it in a central location of your home and pour in the Lavender essential oil. Now everyone in your home can benefit.

Relax, it will be ok

  1. Hug often
  2. make 'secret moments' for yourself
  3. Try a bath with Lavender essential oils


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    • Shelley Weingaert profile imageAUTHOR

      Shelley Weingaertner 

      2 years ago from New Mexico

      Thank you, I will definitely do that

    • sunkentreasure profile image


      3 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

      Shelley, you are a great writer!

      Have a look at the book 'Awesome Love' by Bernard Levine

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      3 years ago

      Bubble baths with lavender and Epsom salts brought me through many a rough days, thank you for the advice. Keep on writing!!


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