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.
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.
Wanna come paint with me?
It feels like it has been forever, but wait no more! I have some offerings in the works!
And just like that she is one! We have had some much fun celebrating her over the past week. Such a magical little one who lights up every space with so much love and happiness. I am over the moon grateful to be her mama. .
#happybirthday #firstbirthdayparty #mamadreams #loveandhappiness #lifeofatoddler #thatsmiletho
As a mama I am so incredibly grateful for these little rollers filled with plant magic. Our kids ask for them.
They help to soothe their growing pains, clean and comfort their scrapes and bruises, calm their overstimulated bodies, boost their immune systems, support their hearts and growing brain and so much more.
They have become our everyday tool for living a vibrant life.
What are some of your family’s tools for living your best life? I would love to learn more! We can always use more tools in our kit.
The last week we spent time seeking calmness in the tall trees, springs, and river.
We also got to meet up with a friend from way back in high school and played her sweet kids. We all swam in cold springs that were surrounded by snakes. 🐍
And then we were told the snakes were poisonous. 😳
But then a ranger confirmed they were not. 🤪
And to think all this time I have been researching gator life. 🐊
Wishing you all an adventurous week ahead!
Craving one of those all in kind of days to clear my head and release my fears...
Out of the city and into the trees my paints are calling for me to dive right in adding layers to see what emerges.
And then our hearts and minds were filled right up with nature...
Today was a relax and restore kind of day to prepare for our first on the road guests! We even managed to get the kids to sleep by 8. We are super excited for all the fun the weekend will bring.
Wishing you all a wonderful and restorative weekend too!
As a child I loved the smell walking up to my grandparents’ house. My grandma always had beds of marigolds and geraniums neatly planted around her home. The smell was intoxicating.
Geranium oil offers amazing emotional support in strengthening trust, releasing heavy hearted grief, softening anger and assisting in emotional healing from trauma.
It’s a gentle oil that is safe to use on the littlest family members too.
I like a creating a bonding massage oil with geranium, lavender and sandalwood. It’s a comforting blend supporting love and trust.
Creating art together is another way to restore trust and understanding within a relationship. Gather two sheets of paper and a few supplies you are drawn to such as markers, paints, colored pencils or crayons, etc.
Take turns exploring thoughts and feelings through lines, shapes and colors. One will start and the other follows their lead and then switch.
Take time to talk about how it felt for each of you to take the lead and follow. What is is like for others to follow and trust you? What was it like to let go of control and trust the other’s guidance.
What are other ways you like to and trust and a deeper bond within your relationships?
It felt amazing to carve out time to create today. I’ve been so inspired by all of our adventures and was ready to dive all in today.
Looking forward to adding layers to these in the coming days.
Today’s studio scene with the hot sun peaking through the palms, dolphins and manatees swimming free and my fingers covered in paint.
What a beauty.
Let them judge you.
Let them misunderstand you.
Let them gossip about you.
Their opinions aren’t your problem.
You stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity.
No matter what they do or say don’t you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth.
Just keep on shining like you do.
Shine on beautiful peeps your dreams are yours to have!
I’ve been receiving messages about my works as we travel. Yes! They are all still available on my site and can be mailed to you right away. Take a peek and see what connects with you. Link in bio.
Gathering visual inspiration.
So much joy and fascination in the unexpected.
A big storm had just cleared so we took a walk along the waterfront to move our bodies and enjoy the fresh air. What we discovered as a family is a moment I will cherish forever.
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11 months today! How can it be??? One of the sweetest little beings ever and I am so grateful to be her mama.
She lights up any space she is in with her smiles, giggles, and amazing dance moves.
One huge perk to traveling in an RV versus staying at hotels or Airbnb’s has been our personally stocked kitchen on the go.
The size of the kitchen space was a major concern for me since we cook primarily from scratch with whole foods, but it’s worked out quite well for us so far! And once we removed the unneeded microwave we opened up so much space for spices and such.
And I must say our renovation is super cute. Swipe to see the before.
“Allow yourself to transform as many times as you need to be fully happy and free.”