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This time of year we Americans join our family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a time to count our blessings,acknowledge with gratitude our friends and family, and all of the opportunities for love and growth our families afford us.  It often means a long car trip with small children who fidget, squirm and fuss and sometimes get carsick, which can necessitate frequent stops and a longer trip.

Some helpful hints for car sickness, especially helpful for the SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) child is to place one or two drops of either peppermint oil, spearmint oil or lavender oil on a tissue. Letting your child occasionally inhale this will help with nausea associated with winding roads.  You can also make a brew using two or three slices of  fresh ginger placed in boiling water for 2 minutes, then dilute to taste.  It will help calm the nausea as they “sip it” along the way.

Flower Essences can also help calm the emotions, when combined with  Essential Oils which can soothe the body. Try  Serenity Spray, Tranquility or Anxiety Relief (also for mom and dad) to make that visit to Grandma’s house more fun.

Thank you all for being in my life, I appreciate all of your emails and response to my blogs.

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving filled with Gratitude and Joy.

Maggie Smith

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