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2821 Erica Place
Nashville, TN, 37204

(615) 767-3416

Information about Annie Waugh, LMT, IMC.  Certified Advanced Practitioner and Instructor of NST - Neurostructural Integration Technique.  Annie is also a provider of Interactive Metronome Therapy, Douglas Heel's Muscle Activation technique and health and lifestyle education and coaching.



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Ready to learn more about essential oils?! I'm doing an online class on Tuesday night, February 27th 8:30pm Central Time! You can come in your PJ's!

You will learn:

- Essential Oil basics
- The best oils for emotional balance
- How to apply them
- Q & A
- Plus GIVEAWAYS for those attending LIVE!

Here is the info for the class:

Annie Boerner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Holly Moore's Personal Meeting Room

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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Your tummy AND waistline will be happy to hear of today’s BOGO!!!

Buy DIGESTZEN (15ml) for $31 and get SLIM & SASSY (15mL) for $24.50 for free!!!!!

That's two amazing oils for $31.00 wholesale. This offer will be available on this page until 7pm CST tonight!

How to Use Today's BOGO oils:
1) DIGESTZEN is well known for its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health when taken internally. This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. Internal use of DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system..

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Add a few drops to water to take internally.
Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.
Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

2) SLIM & SASSY, our proprietary metabolic blend, combines powerful essential oils known to promote a healthy metabolism when ingested. The flavorful blend of Slim & Sassy helps manage hunger throughout the day while supporting healthy metabolism and promoting a positive mood. Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon. When taken with a healthy eating and exercise plan, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight management goals.

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Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.*
Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.*
Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.*
Add a few drops to Slim & Sassy TrimShake or V Shake.



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DAY THREE of BOGO Week and with today’s BOGO oils, you can whip up a Chai Latte or some homemade guacamole!! Today’s BOGO is available till midnight MST tonight!

Buy CARDAMOM (5ml) for $26 and get CILANTRO (15mL) for $26 for free!!!!!

(SKU #49350001)

That's two amazing oils for just $26.00 wholesale. This offer will be available until midnight (MST) tonight!

How to Use Today's BOGO oils:

1) CARDAMOM is a close relative to Ginger and known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used internally to help soothe occasional stomach discomfort. Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Ingested Cardamom also has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1,8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavor. doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.


Use internally as part of a daily health regimen to support healthy gastrointestinal function.
Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.
Diffuse or inhale for a sense of openness and mental clarity.

2) CILANTRO has many culinary uses and the additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.positive effect on the nervous system when used internally. It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.

Place two drops in a doTERRA veggie cap to support healthy digestion and immune system function.*
Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.
Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma.

5 PM deadline to order!!!

Peace, lattes and guacamole ✌️☕️🥑

Cardamom is great for so many things and I'll do a video today... use it for: Dogs, Cats, in the kitchen, digestive support (irritable colon -ahem - and constipation), pancreas support, bad breath and household odors, congestion, mental fatigue and confusion, emotional balance - this list goes on!!

For my therapist friends: you want this in your tool box! Both cardamom and cilantro are really important for supporting trauma, addiction, detox. Emotional support: Cardamom helps you move from self-centered to charitable; and Cilantro helps you move from obsessed to expansive.

Cilantro is great for supporting the body to get rid of metals and cleansing in general, digestive support, it also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties so it's great for cleaning, it's an odor eliminator - I put a couple of drops in the laundry detergent and made a spray for my son's dance bag and shoes!!!

And of course in the kitchen... Cardamom: chai tea, cookies & cakes, roasts... Cilantro: guacamole, salad dressings, sauces and all things tex-mex - YUM!!!


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Buy AROMATOUCH (15ml) for $26 and get MARJORAM (15mL) for $19 for free!!!!! That's two amazing oils for just $26.00 wholesale.

How to Use Today's BOGO oils:

1) AROMATOUCH AromaTouch, doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend, combines the unique benefits of oils known to provide relaxing and comforting effects. AromaTouch combines our essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender essential oils in a perfect blend that adds many important benefits to various massage techniques. This popular blend is a vital part of the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique, a proprietary method for applying essential oils to produce a profound whole-body wellness experience.


Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.


2) MARJORAM is also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces. In Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In modern applications, Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system when used internally.* It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.*

Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.*
Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.
Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram. 
Apply to muscles before and after exercising.


And here are a few other great uses for these oils...


**Remember - FREE SHIPPING for Nashville area people who want to pick up) or $6 flat rate shipping those who want their orders shipped. $6 for the ENTIRE week instead of paying $4-8/day like usual.

We can settle up at the end of the week with PayPal, or Venmo.

Again, best way to stay in the loop is the friend me on Facebook (Annie Waugh Boerner) and join the secret BOGO group.  The group will only be active this week and there's no pressure - just an opportunity to get oils at a great price if you'd like them!  :-)



BOGO Week for Essential Oils!

Annie Waugh


While I'm not able to carry stock in my office, I am able to offer this deal to you!  For anyone who'd like to get in on a fantastic sale, let me know!  Here's the scoop...

I love this week because I love getting freebies and stocking up on gifts for my loved ones.

Essential oils make the perfect gift! And this week, February 20-24, is doTERRA BOGO (buy one get one) time.

Get the scoop on these deals: 

Please read the details below, so you know how it’s going to work...

  • Each BOGO special will be available for 24 hours. We don't know what the specific freebies will be until they are announced that day. However, usually they are buy one oil, and get another oil of equal value for free. (Example: buy one bottle of Lavender and get a bottle of Peppermint for free.) 

  • Each morning by 10am, I’ll post the daily BOGO deal and DIY, tips, and info throughout the day.

  • You’ll have until 7pm CST to let me know you want it.

  • I’ll be placing bulk orders to save on shipping, so if you want me to order for you, you’ll be committed to paying your total once you tell me you’re in.

  • All those that live in the Nashville area, and would like to pick up their order, get FREE shipping (that's right I'll pay for it). For all out-of-town people I will have a flat rate shipping of $6 for everything you order throughout the week (this will save you from paying $4-8 per day in shipping).

  • Settle up at the end of BOGO week via PayPal or Venmo.

You do NOT have to be a current doTERRA member to join in on this! Anyone can get in on the deals!

Wanna come hang out and see if something interests you? (The group will run from Tuesday 20th through Saturday 24th)

This is the perfect chance to test drive some oils for a very minimal investment! 

Click this link to join the Facebook group watch for the first BOGO bright and early on Tuesday morning!



*You do NOT have to be a current doTERRA member to join in on this! Anyone can get in on the deals!
**Bulk orders are for US residents only. If you'd like to learn how you can get your own doTERRA wholesale account, reply to this email.
***This is only for folks my customers, or who don't already have their own doTERRA account or who are not already working with another Wellness Advocate. :)

Classes this month: Essential Oils 101 & Emotional Balance Naturally

Annie Waugh

The classes and workshops are happening, so be sure to join the fun!! 


Join me and my friend, Holly Moore, as Holly teaches all you need to know about the basics of Essential Oils and how to support your health naturally!  This FREE class will be at 5:30pm, Friday, February 16th, at Facility Planners Inc. 2934 Sidco Drive, Suite 110  (not far from my office!)

 I hope you will join us!

I hope you will join us!


FEBRUARY 27TH 8:30PM   Join me ONLINE for a class on Emotional Balance Naturally. 

I will cover some of the root causes of anxiety and emotional instability, and how to support the body in correcting and rebalancing.  We will discuss: natural ways to cleanse and re-balance the neuro-receptors involved, techniques and the best essential oils for down-tuning the stress response in the body, and I'll provide you with resources for sustainable practices to help you reclaim your life and thrive again! 

Don't miss out! Remember, this class is online, so you can "attend class" in your pajamas!  ;-)


1st Workshop of 2018!


Saturday, March 17th 9am - 1pm  in Nashville

Details to follow...


Happy 2018!

Annie Waugh


I hope this finds you well and enjoying the new year!  I have a couple of things to let you know about...

1st... If you get an email from me you will notice a name change in my email because I got married on New Year's Day!  So, Annie Boerner (pronounced "Burner") is not another Annie spamming you, it's me!  :)  

I can't tell you that without introducing you... his name is Greg Boerner and he is a fantastic (of course!), full-time guitarist/singer/songwriter, originally from Augusta, GA.  We were connected to work together by a recording studio in the Chicago area in 2003 and became fast friends. Years later (after I moved here) we reconnected and now, here we are! I know there are a few music lovers in the crowd  ;-)  Greg's 5th album was just released at the end of November and you can find him on Facebook, iTunes, Spotify and here is his website.


1st Class of 2018

For the ladies.... this Friday night I will be co-teaching a class, in Franklin, on naturally supporting women's health using essential oils and other natural supports. We will be talking about oils you may have already and how to use them strategically to support many of the things we experience as women!  I will schedule a class in Nashville as well, but for those in and around Franklin, let me know if you are interested in coming and I will send you the address.  It's being hosted at a friend's home, so I don't want to put her address on the internet  ;-)

Here are a few details on that:

Friday, January 19th @ 7pm  in Franklin

Learn about natural ways to support:

-  hormone health

-  thyroid balance

-  digestive health

-  energy

-  restful sleep

-  and more!

Using essential oils and simple things like water, epsom salts, simple stretches and even journaling, can absolutely transform your health by bringing balance back to your system.  

Join us and bring a friend or two!  Again, let me know if you are interested and I'll send you the address!   

e-mail me at: or text (615) 767-3416

I look forward to seeing you soon!



Réa Wright's Online Parenting Summit

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Join my friend and colleague Réa Wright for a series of intimate conversations with Me and other remarkable mothers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and 3 amazing teenagers. We will be diving deep to explore what it means to be an authentically connected and engaged parent and why it’s critical to walk the path of self-discovery and healing as a parent.
#RealTalk #ParentingJourneys

Join us here for FREE:

Un-buzzing the latest buzzword: ANXIETY

Annie Waugh

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Anxiety seems to be the new, American way of life. Everywhere you go, you hear something about anxiety or people dealing with it to one degree or another.  While it’s manifestations are as varied as the people navigating it, there are lot’s of great, natural solutions. Let’s walk through the basics of what anxiety actually is, and some ways to support your body to resolve it naturally!


First, let’s look as what it is… Anxiety is not an emotion, but rather a neurological-physiological response to emotions that are subconscious, buried, or repressed.

Anxiety can be seen in many different forms. Some people experience “panic attacks” or “anxiety attacks”  intermittently, and feel fine otherwise;  while others are in a constant state of anxiety to some degree. Other individuals can’t sleep, while others still can hardly keep from lying down because they are so tired all the time. No matter what the experience of the person, anxiety can always be traced back to an event/experience/emotional conflict that triggered the individual's “Fight/Flight Response” in their nervous system, which then did not receive the cues needed to come back out of that state. The nervous system (the Vagus Nerve in particular) is then stuck doing something I call “Looping Fight/Flight."

When Fight/Flight is engaged blood vessels in the stomach shut down (causing butterflies, queasiness, etc), and blood flow to the organs that maintain your body (organs doing jobs such as: cleaning, filtering, and repairing the body) is decreased.

When the body is anxious, Cortisol is produced, which shuts off growth hormone production thus disrupting hormone balance, increasing heart rate and rerouting blood flow and energy to the extremities as the body needs to focus all resources and energy on fighting off the “attacker.” That part of the brain has no idea what the “attacker” is and could be a bear trying to eat you, for all it knows.

Secondly, the immune system is shut down, because it takes so much energy to protect, repair, and heal the body. When Fight/Flight is engaged, the brain thinks the biggest threat is outside the body and reroutes all resources and energy accordingly.  A bear is a much bigger threat than a bacterial infection!

*Interesting side note: Stress hormones are given to transplant patients to shut down their immune systems to keep them from rejecting the new organ.

When cortisol is produced a message is imprinted into the subconscious mind communicating something along the lines of: “I’m not safe," “I might die," etc.

As mentioned above, if the brain doesn’t receive the proper cues to down-tune back out of Fight/Flight, it begins “looping” it.

A popular question regarding anxiety is: Can anxiety be passed on from parent to child? Absolutely. Scientific findings of hereditary anxiety date back to 1966 (Rakoff, Sigal and Epstein).  It’s important to note, however, that doesn’t mean the child has to live with anxiety for the rest of their life.

This is all happening through the Vagus Nerve, which is a unique Cranial Nerve that has multiple jobs including: facial muscle, auditory, cardiovascular, and digestive function; it also has a crucial role in signaling the part of the brain that can interpret and understand social cues.

There is a great deal more information on all of this, but my hope in going over those aspects of this system is that you may better “connect the dots” see how implementing some Vagus Nerve toning strategies can help you, and those you love, in supporting your health.

Ok, excellent.  That’s all fascinating, but what do we do about it? Can we get better or find some degree of relief? 

Yes, absolutely!

When the Vagus nerve as been at full-tilt for a long time and everything it is enervating as been receiving those Fight/Flight signals for as long, you can imagine there is some “clean up on aisle 5” to be done.  So just take it a step at at time and keep adding *one more good thing.  I help people with this every day, so if you are navigating life with anxiety, know that you are in good company and this doesn’t have to be a lifelong battle.  There’s lots of help and support for you!

NST very specifically down-tunes the nervous system out of Fight/Flight (sympathetic) and into Rest/Digest (parasympathetic) and teach my clients how to do some specific muscle work with the Psoas muscle and Vagus nerve to deactivate that “looping”.  This is one very helpful component, but there are lots of things that will help bring back proper tone to the Vagus Nerve, so here is a short list to get you started!   I encourage you to begin adding some of these in to your life and enjoy the benefits!


1 Music.  One of the most healing components of the entire list.  Singing, playing an instrument and/or listening.  Best therapy in the world - nothing heals the nervous system faster than music!

2 Gratitude and Kindness.  Focus on giving it and you will start firing the myalenated vagal fibers and be bathed in the cues of safety and in that state you are not recruiting defense signals.

3 Warm contact. A warm handshake, a hug… to feel safe in the arms of another appropriate mammal.  :)  Some people don’t feel safe with other people, but dogs are a miracle.  Warm contact produces oxytocin which is cardio-protective, and also takes us back to those cues of safety.

4 Social engagement to the level the person wants.  Some are introverts and others are extroverts.

5 Essential Oils.  Lemongrass, Wild Orange, Frankincense and Vetiver are particularly good for Vagus Nerve and the Amygdala (trauma “center” of brain)    As a healthcare practitioner, I recommend dōTERRA because I’ve tried and researched so many different essential oil companies.  I have seen and experienced the best results, BY FAR, with this brand over the others. 

6 Grounding: Feet in the grass, breathing deeply, relaxing.

7 Yoga: restorative yoga, Baptiste, Pranayama, Kundalini... whatever you are drawn to

8 Meditation: I really love the "Headspace" app and all of Michelle Chalfant's meditations are fantastic - she even has a 1-minute meditation for those who "have no time"!  ;-)

9 Breathing Deeply and Slowly: lots of great videos out there

10 Laughter

11 Prayer

12 Tai Chi/Qi Gong

13 Exercise

14 Massage

15 Fasting:  with guidance from your trusted healthcare practitioner;-)

16 Nature… Fresh Air, Sun, Water… whatever calms you and makes you feel safe.

17 Weighted Blankets:  You can buy them or make them at home!  Incredibly calming and soothing to the nervous system. 

18 The Adult Chair - Michelle Chalfant: This model is absolutely the most effective way of processing emotion I've ever encountered.  In my own recovery journey from PTSD, it was the combination of NST and Michelle's Adult Chair work that brought me all the way back.  I tried lots of other counseling models (so many!)... Michelle was a God-send for me, I hope you'll check out her site, podcast and workshops!

Additional Sources

** Dr. Stephen Porges, Poly-Vagal Nerve Theory

**Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score

**Dr. Ruth Buczynski, NICABM

**Joseph Cohen, SelfHacked

8 Top Essential Oils for Emotional Support and How to Use Them

Annie Waugh

Everyone seems to be talking about essential oils these days, so what is all the fuss about?   

When sourced and produced properly, essential oils are some of natures most potent and effective tools for supporting health and wellbeing.

Essential Oil use can be traced back to every ancient culture. There have even been jars of essential oils found in Egyptian pyramids that were still in good condition!

What are Essential Oils?
Natural aromatic compounds that come from the protective oils in plants. They are found in roots, stems, leaves, flowers, sap, bark, seeds and citrus peels. They are generally steam distilled, or in the case of citrus oils, cold-pressed. These oils are protecting the plants from pests, bacteria, fungi, environmental threats, etc. and they can do the same for us!

The chemical make-up of each oil depends upon where and how it’s grown, harvested and extracted. Each oil has unique characteristics with wonderful health benefits!

There’s a seemingly endless list of beneficial properties in essential oils, some of them are: antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, detoxifying, disinfectant, neurotonic, antispasmodic, digestive, regenerative… and the list goes on and on.

Here are some top oils to have on hand and some great ways to use them!



Frankincense - The King of Essential Oils    

  • Once you become an oil enthusiast you’ll start saying, “When in doubt…Frankincense.”
  • Most commonly known for it’s cellular support. You can put put one to two drops in a veggie capsule or directly into mouth.
  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
  • This oil helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections (think scars and wrinkles).
  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.

Wild Orange

  • Diffuse to uplift mood and energy levels and to freshen the air. Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.
  • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
  • For an energy boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply, then rub on the back of neck


  • Apply over heart or take internally to reduce anxious feelings.
  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime to soothe and relax before sleep.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
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Emotional Aromatherapy Kit

Reassuring Blend - Peace®

  • Promotes feelings of peace, reassurance, and contentment
  • Counteracts anxious and fearful emotions    
  • Diffuse at night time to promote a calming environment and restful sleep.
  • When experiencing anxious feelings, apply one drop to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply.
  • Diffuse or inhale before taking a test, presenting to a large group, or in times of worry or distress.
  • To calm an upset or restless child, apply to bottoms of feet.


  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Respiratory Blend - Breathe®

  • Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, use outside, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.
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Vetiver root


  • Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immune-supporting properties*.
  • Use as a massage oil to calm emotions and anxious feelings.
  • Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
  • Diffuse with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® to calm emotions and lessen stress.
  • Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.

Digestive Blend - DigestZen®

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally or rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
  • Have DigestZen on hand when enjoying heavy holiday meals to promote digestion.*
  • Take DigestZen with you when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*


Purity, Potency & Safety

    With all the oils popping up on the market, it’s important to know what you are buying. Particularly because not all essential oils are alike! There is very little government regulation on this industry, so at this point, it’s legal for companies to label their bottles, “100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil” but it only has to contain 3% of actual oil in the bottle! I caution people to stay away form buying any essential oil off of a store shelf, because the most widely available brands on the shelves are more than 50% petrochemical filler… not safe for concentrated use! Another important note, regardless of brand: essential oils should not be used internally unless you see a “Supplement Facts” box on the side of the bottle.

    As a healthcare practitioner, I must do my research in order to be certain of the safety and efficacy of anything I recommended to my clients. So after researching many different essential oil companies, I found dōTERRA to be the only company producing essential oils that are absolute in purity, potency, and consistency. dōTERRA also happens to be a company of 100% transparency, giving online access to the third party testing results of every oil they sell. Last year I learned that Johns Hopkins also did their own research and chose to exclusively partner with dōTERRA for both the research and use of essential oils. So of course, that’s what I recommend to my clients.

    *Digestive health is absolutely crucial to mental and emotional balance.  A great many of the neuro-receptors for hormonal and brain balance can be found in the digestive tract.  They work like a lock and key mechanism - the neuro-receptors being the locks.  If those “locks” are jammed up with biofilms, candida, petrochemicals/pesticides/herbicides, and other toxins found in many conventional foods, those locks aren’t free to receive the proper “key”s and engage the body in the hormonal, emotional and mental balance that we might otherwise enjoy.  So be sure to work with your trusted healthcare provider for counsel on your digestive and overall health!

    If you would like to start supporting your health and wellbeing naturally with essential oils, I am happy to help you get started!

- Sign up for a FREE 15-minute wellness consult with me and I’ll be able to answer questions and help you start with the oils that will best suit your needs!  

- Attend my FREE Online Class on Emotions and Essential Oils!  Sign up here and come to the class in the comfort of your own home.. in your pj’s!

It's March already?!

Annie Waugh

Hi there,

It's been a very busy couple of months and I'm excited to share some new things with you, so here's the first!

I'm grateful and honored to be in the line-up on Susan Ruth's Hey Human Podcast.  Her podcast is fantastic - I love what she's doing and I hope you check out lots of episodes.  Here is the link to the one I'm on - hope you enjoy!   :-)

The Christmas Sale is ON!

Annie Waugh

'Tis the Season of Gratitude and Gift Giving

Two things to tell you about:

In the spirit of the season, I want to gift you with some Christmas love while you gift someone (be they human, canine or equine!) with any of my services:  

Purchase a gift certificate for any service and receive the same service for yourself at 50% OFF!!  Hurray!! Self-care for you for Christmas too!  This offer is available only through Christmas Eve; the gift certificates, however, are good for a year!

Secondly...  after holding off as long as possible, I will be increasing my rates a bit in January.  As Nashville has grown a great deal over the past few years, overhead has increased as well.  I am grateful to have this practice and look forward to continuing to serve you.  

I hope you'll take advantage of this Christmas gift that I look forward to giving you each year;-)

Wishing you an abundant and joyous Holiday Season!


Epsom Salt Baths

Annie Waugh

Here is a great self-care practice that will have multiple health benefits in addition to a little stress-relieving break in your day!

Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate

Thanks to our high-stress and high-sugar culture, most North Americans are magnesium deficient.  Even when we are really careful about what we eat and trying to make our lives a bit saner, it’s estimated that the majority of the population is magnesium deficient to some degree.  There are lots of supplements on the market, but it's important to consult a healthcare practitioner about supplementing magnesium as it’s easy to get too much or take the wrong type.   (For more information on magnesium deficiency, here is an excellent article by Dr. Mercola.)

Getting your magnesium transdermally is safe and very effective!  

*However, if you are currently under a doctor’s care for a health concern, you’ll want to confirm with him or her that epsom salt baths are an appropriate addition to your protocol.

A cup or two of epsom salts is great for regular bathing, but if you need to do a therapeutic bath… try using a 6-pound bag.  Yes, the whole thing. 

First, fill your tub with filtered water (I use a water filter on my shower head/wand), whatever temp you prefer.  Add a few drops of essential oils to the epsom salts and then pour into the water.  Get in the tub and soak for 30 minutes.

You can do up to 3 of these therapeutic baths the first week.  From then on, move to just using 1-4 cups for regular bathing.  This will help support a good magnesium balance in your body without the worry of taking too much via supplements.

If you are like me and have a difficult time carving out time for a bath, you can soak your feet instead.  (I often soak my feet while working on my computer!)  Just use 4 cups of epsom salts in a foot bath, warm filtered water, essential oils and, again, soak for 30 minutes.

Here are some good essential oils combos for your baths!

Relaxation:    Balance & Lavender   OR   Bergamot, Ylang Ylang & Petitgrain

Sore muscles/joints:     Deep Blue, Lemongrass & Cypress

Soul Soothing:     Frankincense, Lavender & White Fir

Invigorating:     Citrus Bliss and & Peppermint

Soothe your Mind:     Lemon & Rosemary

Mood lifters:   Bergamot & Spearmint   OR   Wild Orange & Cinnamon





Last Altearah Order of 2016

Annie Waugh

We're placing an order - would you like to get in on this one?
Please call, text or email me by Tuesday, November 22nd, if you are interested in ordering any Altearah products this time around.  Our next order will be placed in the 1st quarter of 2017.

(615) 767-3416 text or call

Are you due for an NST tune-up?  Try the new online scheduling system!  You can see what's available and take your pick.  

I'm in Cool Springs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings; and at the new location in Berry Hill on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Have a great week - I look forward to seeing you soon!


Is Spring almost here?

Annie Waugh

We've had a serious dose of Winter here in Nashville in the last couple of weeks and most of us are ready for Spring!  Particularly those who've been ice/snow-bound in their homes, but I received more than a few phone calls for emergency appointments after slips or falls on ice or hard landings from sledding.  So I want to reach out to everyone else and remind you to schedule that tune-up sooner, rather than later.   If you're feeling a little "off" after the past couple of weeks, an aptly timed tune-up can save you from needing multiple sessions in a row later.  ;-)

In any event, I hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful sunny day!



The right questions...

Annie Waugh

We are spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical beings.  Each of those aspects is not hermetically sealed and separate from the others... rather, these components of who we are, are irrevocably interwoven.  So when we are burned out, exhausted, stressed and health is starting to falter... perhaps we need to step back and ask some different questions...

 Photo and quote credit to: Molly Strong

Photo and quote credit to: Molly Strong

"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?"
~ Gabrielle Roth

Tumeric Tea Recipe

Annie Waugh

If you've asked me about inflammation in the office, chances are I've mentioned this to you... so here's the recipe...

Turmeric is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory in addition to it's many other benefits. 

*This is not a supplement or replacement for medications, as always, consult your doctor if you are on medications or believe you have a medical issue.  This is just an excellent way to do something supportive for your body and help it handle inflammation  ;-)

There are a variety of recipes for making turmeric tea, but this one is quick, easy and tasty:


1/2 t ground turmeric

1/2 t ground cinnamon

1 C. hot water

raw honey, to taste

fresh/raw milk, (optional) to taste


Put the turmeric and cinnamon in a measuring cup...

Pour hot (just under boiling) water up the 1 Cup mark and let sit for 10 minutes...

Pour through a fine strainer into your tea cup or mug...

and add a bit of raw honey and or milk to achieve the taste you prefer.  Enjoy!

Addition before subtraction...

Annie Waugh

So you’ve had enough of being: tired, sick, overweight, stressed, in pain, etc.. and you’ve decided to make changes so that you can feel better and be healthier. Fantastic!! I applaud you! Now where to start? I’ll be happy to point you to a few good resources, but first a wee bit of advice… because it can be really overwhelming to look at all the changes you might need to make in creating a better, healthier life.

When we went to school as children, we learned how to add before we learned to subtract. Pretty simple. And it’s a good way to start when making any kind of a change in our lives that we want to be lasting.

As you start surveying the vast landscape of “healthy living” and all those things you "should do", do yourself a favor and decide to begin by simply adding something good.  (And don't "should" on yourself.  More on that later)  Then add another and another… as you do this, you will start to feel better and find that you may just start dropping some of the not-so-healthy habits you’ve had, without much of a sweat. For some people, “cold turkey” is the best method. But if you just need a nudge to get your momentum going, try this!

Here’s a little list of good things to add, to help get the ideas flowing…


- Drink more water! Add an 8oz glass of water each day until you are drinking your weight in ounces.
- Have some dark chocolate if you’re craving a treat.
- Stretch like a cat for 10 minutes. It feels great and is actually really good for your body.
- Take a walk. Start with any amount of time you can spare (10 min. is better than nothing!) and focus on breathing the fresh air, and how good it feels to just get outside and move.
- Play music you love and dance and/or sing along.
- Try a fresh juice from a local juice bar.
- Find a book that is uplifting and spend 10 minutes a day reading it.
- Arrange to meet with a friend for coffee/tea/juice/walk/whatever. Connect in person.
- Spend 10 minutes a day in the “classroom of silence”… thank you Matthew Kelly
- Speaking of Matthew… Read the NY Times Bestseller, “The Rhythm of Life” by Matthew Kelly. You’ll thank me later. Really.
- Buy eggs or any other staple item - as many as you can - from a local farmer who doesn’t use pesticides/herbicides… you will taste and feel the difference!
- When you are getting exhausted/stressed - take a power nap (20-45 min).
- Find a new place to explore in the area where you live.
- Rediscover the library.
- Rediscover the park… the swings… the monkey bars…
- Make 30-second dance parties a new habit.
- Take a break from all screens at some point each day - shut ‘em all down and don’t be at their mercy for a while. (choose an amount of time for a break and stick to it!)

That’s just a start… go from there and add your own! Check back later for the “Subtraction” post. Until then, just go enjoy being good to yourself!

Happy New Year & Extreme Health Radio

Annie Waugh

 No, I haven't been to Romania lately. But isn't it beautiful?!

No, I haven't been to Romania lately. But isn't it beautiful?!

Happy New Year!  I'm a bit late with a new year's post, but it's still January!  In any case, I hope you had a good break and are getting back into the swing of routine and enjoying the new year!

As I do some house-cleaning with regards to websites and blogs, I wanted to repost an interview I did last year and link to this fantastic website.  Justin and Kate have an incredible wealth of resources on their site.  Click their logo below and you'll find the page where my interview is archived, but do look around and explore all they have to offer!


9 Days 'till Christmas!

Annie Waugh

Do you want to give someone the gift of pain relief and/or improved health (NST)?  Supercharge your favorite athlete (Muscle Activation)?  Help a struggling student or someone with neurological issues or brain injury with Interactive Metronome (IM)? Pamper a friend or family member with some much needed stress-relief (Therapeutic Massage)?  And get a little something for yourself in return?! 

Remember, this is our only sale of the year!  Buy a gift certificate for any service(s) and receive the same service(s) for yourself at 50% off!  (2 services at 25% off!)  Purchase now and use anytime!

Gift Certificates do not expire!

You may come by the office to pick up a lovely gift certificate to put in the stocking or under the tree.  Or I'm happy to mail it to you!



Wishing you Joy & Peace!

xo Annie