I am devoted to creating a toxic free life of wellness through essential oils and holistic living!
I am Kayla Helenske and I am the owner of Expressive Journeys. I am Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Art Teacher, Artist, Holistic Educator, Essential Oil Lover, and Mama.
The older kids enjoyed salt water canoeing and island hopping today.
These Seattle kids were in their element loving up all things nature. 💗
Lovin’ up some creative time with this sweetness.
She loves sifting through and sorting materials and especially filling up the water cups with rocks.
She’s ready to dive in and cover her fingers and toes with paints.
My mama wish is that my babies will always choose to navigate the twists and turns of life together with open communication. May they constantly evolve into their wildly authentic selves while loudly cheering and supporting each other even when one is feeling on the top of a mountain or sifting through a low in the valley.
I truly believe it begins with a strong foundation of feeling heard, seen and loved for our individuality.
It might take more time daily leaning into their emotions and helping them learn to process and communicate their truths, but I see the beauty of it all unraveling every single day.
As we evolve aspects of ourselves diminish as we release what is no longer serving us. This allows us to open up and create space for the new to emerge. This can be an intensely painful experience, but it is ultimately temporary. Change is always temporary.
Let go and invite the new experiences guide you to your best self. What we try hard to resist, will remain and hold us from moving forward.
As you breathe, close your eyes and visualize what it is you want to welcome in.
Here is a blend I love to roll over my heart and on my wrists and elbow creases to help support all the emotions that accompany change.
I Am Evolving: 10ml Roller
1 drop Blue Tansy
2 drops Petigrain
2 drops Spearmint
2 drops Basil
2 drops Ginger
4 drops Wild Orange
4 drops Clary Sage
Top with favorite carrier oil
Adventures with Papa are the best. The stories they each tell about their experience are so beautifully their own. Each one has a different favorite and unique moment that stands out in their memory as they excitedly share.
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We are excitedly back on the road! We have been stationary for the past month in Detroit Lakes, MN diving in deep with business projects and helping family out. Plus so much fun with grandparents!
It’s never easy to leave family, but we are always delighted when our reunions come with so many stories to share. Looking forward to picking a fun destination for them to visit us to explore together.
This weekend we get to hang with my parents and they sure know how to camp! My love of camping began as a child from tent camping, pop up campers, travel trailers and cabins we always had a blast meeting up with family. We would spend hours in the water, take after dinner ice cream runs piled in the back of my grandpa’s truck, and late nights laughing around the fire.
What are your favorite ways to make memories with your family?
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“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
-Thich Nhat Hahn
#thatsmilethough #happinessfromwithin #livemindfully #getoutdoorsmore
“And the day came when the risk to remain too tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to bloom.” -Anais Nin
Did you know I offer online holistic art therapy sessions for people living in Washington? I do! And I have a couple openings. And you know what’s cool? We can work together right from the comfort of your home. No need to rush out the door in Seattle traffic and find a place to park or perhaps you live where resources are limited.
My passion is working with women transitioning into motherhood, as well as seasoned mothers seeking support navigating the twists and turns of daily life. My own journey into motherhood plays a large part in my desire for this kind of work.
I also specialize in working with kids and teens needing a space to tell their own story and receive guidance in finding their voice and confidence to shine in life.
I most enjoy working with clients who are open to indulging in the creative process and supporting their wellbeing with natural solutions honing in on self-care rituals and the many ways we care for our bodies everyday from movement to nourishment.
I work within a wellness model recommending collaboration with naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, massage therapy and other holistic practitioners who believe healing begins from within.
Are you seeking a new reality? Let’s create together.
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You know what’s really freaking amazing??! Watching your kids conquer their fears and then fall madly in love with their new skill. I love witnessing the intense level of focus take over their bodies and then light up with with confidence.
As Seattle kids (think massive grade hills), they have been scooter riders since they started to walk. So now that we have found flat roads it was time to hit the peddles!
I am feeling incredibly grateful for our past few weeks of slowing down our travels. Today I was able to mix up custom blends I am mailing off this week to people who are participating in a big project I have been diving into. So completely excited to see it all come together!
#iam #aromatherapyoils #raiseyourvibrations #livehappily #createthelifeyoulove #customizeyourlife #thehappilyeverafter #oilylifestyle
The other night I became overwhelmed feeling like we had given up on a amazing business and home in Seattle and now feel uneasy about where to land.
The next afternoon a butterfly and caterpillar showed up together at the same time on our blanket we were laying on. I have never seen a caterpillar and butterfly hanging out together, have you? It seems pretty profound. I have been pondering what it means to me and our current life situation diving in and researching the process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Who here remembers their middle school science lessons??! Well, the kids had just gotten a large butterfly carrier from Grandma to raise baby caterpillars, but we hadn’t ordered the caterpillars online yet. So we created a place to put the caterpillar. Part of me was like no no no let’s leave him in nature and the other part was excited to witness the transformation with our kids. Well, the next morning we woke up to the caterpillar working on creating it’s cocoon. After working hard it would take long still breaks to rest.
The next day we woke up to it snug in it’s full cocoon. Our oldest excitedly said, “Mama, I think the butterfly came to the caterpillar to tell him it’s time to transform and that everything was going to be alright. Why else would it have started to making its cocoon the next day? I bet that that’s what happens in nature friends come to help each other and share their story.” (Amazing kid, right?!) So here we are watching Silla the caterpillar transform before our eyes with in-depth conversations that align with where we are. After digesting it’s entire body, Silla is currently a soupy puddle in the cocoon while the remaining cells reconstruct to create a butterfly.
So as I have quieted on this platform, so much more is unfolding wildly in front of us. Stay tuned to see what unfolds for us. I can guarantee their will be adventure, togetherness, nature, dancing, and an immense amount of art making.
For now, trusting the process.
Happy number 11 to our amazing pups who are always up for an adventure. 🥳
#germansheperds #australianshepherd #perfectduo #littermates #dogswhoadventure #adventurefamily #rescueanimals
Happy Independence Day from our little firecrackers.
These kids have never been so excited to be reunited with their cargo bike!
They are everything.
#cargobikefamily #bikefamily #growingupwithsiblings #cargobike #familyadventures #getoutdoorsmore #adventurefamily
Deep in the Tennessee trees.
Share your heart, knowledge and experiences with no strings attached. Life has an incredible way of gifting it back and filling you up even more.
Last weekend while up in the Appalachian Mountains, I authentically led with my heart wanting to help someone who was in pain. I offered them samples of what I had and was surprised to know they already had a selection of doTERRA oils, they just needed the education to use what they have. I shared with them how amazing it was that they had White Fir because it is no longer available and I have wanted it for so long.
The next day after we chatted more about how to use their oils they surprise gifted me their White Fir. I am so incredibly grateful and still carrying it with me everywhere.
As someone who thrives on helping others and struggles to reach out and receive, I find it’s pretty cool to receive the oil that emotionally assists people to receive and create new pathways.
White fir is the oil of generational healing helping to address patterns and traditions that are passed down family lineage. It helps to assist in bringing to light the destructive patterns so they can be processed and released.
I love blending it with Frankincense and Lavender applying topically and diffusing aromatically. 💗💗💗 Please share how you love to use your White Fir!
This Papa is over the moon that he got to spend the weekend with his little loves in the mountains.
The kids entertained the idea of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail with him. One might have said she’s in for a couple days and the other said he’s down for 15 days.
#familybucketlist #familyhikes #vivobarefootshoes #getoutside #fathersday2019 #appalachaintrail
Currently hanging high up in the trees next to a little creek. Enjoyed cuddling my middle babe to sleep tonight while watching lightening bugs dance amongst the dark green grasses.
I am bursting with inspiration from all of Florida’s natural beauty and diverse ecosystems.