2014 has been an interesting year for me. A year of many Firsts for me.
But what is closest to my heart is that I rediscovered my passion in life – music.
2014 was the year in which I first composed a song in my entire life. To top it off, it was a song written for a national song writing competition called SG50 Gift Of Song, in celebration of Singapore’s 50th jubilee year in 2015. Two other friends chipped in to help make the music come alive – Adeline with her rich and amazing vocals, Dennis with his guitar. Although it wasn’t selected, I was still proud of myself for having taken that step to ask a good friend, Ju-Lyn to collaborate on this project in the first place by penning the lyrics to my song. There’s so much to celebrate because we recorded the song at my home using just an iphone, made a homemade video (some would call it slideshow, whatever the term it doesn’t matter) and posted it on Youtube.
I tried using essential oils the first night but Tammy was in so much distress because her skin was raw and bloody and she was itching like a dog with fleas, that I decided to calm her skin down using some topical steroids and made her wear the wet suit for 3 hours first. The next day, I continued with the topical steroids and wet suit. Finally on the third day, when her skin was not so painful anymore, I decided to revisit the essential oils again. I used doTERRA Lavender oil on all the red parts (which was practically the whole body) and doTERRA Peppermint oil on her itchy spots. I applied doTERRA Balance blended oil on the soles of her feet and also diffused lavender to give her a better night’s rest. At the same time, I stopped using the topical steroids completely.
I think pictures speak a thousand words, so see the results for yourself.
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