What is Cerra.com you must be wondering? As a Shespeaks member I was given the opportunity to become part of the CERRA BE AWARE, ACT, REFLECT Program. Cerra.com is a website that offers products and affirmations to help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. Here is there description on their website:
Cerra™ experiences help you be aware of your thoughts and feelings,
act with thoughtful intention, and reflect on your experiences, leading to a happier, more balanced life.
Cerra.com offers “moments” which you can choose from to just take a breath during a stressful day. Only three deep breaths to have you refocus on your tasks at hand. They also have a community where you can discuss your feelings and cerra.com’s products. And of course a boutique for you to buy their products.
As part of the Shespeaks Cerra program I received
- Three Tea Bags in Grounded, Creative Energy and Gratitude varieties
- Creative Energy Sensory Oil
- Dissolving Notes and Pen
- Sample Sized Lotion
- Gratitude Keepsake Notes
- Cerra™ calling cards you may share with friends and family
- An informative Cerra™ Booklet and Journal
You have to love the packaging. It is so simple but inspiring at the same time.
The Cerra program is based on 7 feelings, Grounded, Creative energy, Gratitude, Loving Kindness, Courage, Wisdom and Inspiration.
With each scent cerra.com suggests those three steps discussed earlier: what to reflect on, how to act upon this feeling and how to reflect about your experience.
Well having a hectic life with three kids I thought I would give these a try. The scents are very pleasant and if you can find the few minutes to go through the steps for one feeling I did find myself more relaxed.
I had my son, 8 years old, try the gratitude oils and steps. It does not work overnight but he was able to just sit with me for a few minutes and discuss the cards.
My husband had a stressful day at work so I put some on him as well. I think he chose gratitude also. First thing out of his mouth was, this smells like a girl. He used an old girlfriend specifically….I immediately redirected him. I suggested he use the dissolving notes and write what was bothering him but I think he thought that was too much for him.
I have only tasted the grounded tea which was a little woodsy for me, felt like I was drinking the ground….but the other flavors seem a little more floral. I look forward to finding the time to enjoy those.
Taking care of yourself mentally and spiritually, especially as a mother, is often but off in the back burner. I appreciate the opportunity to try these products and find the time to take 5 minutes out of my day to reflect on what is stressing me out at that moment and truly become appreciative of the “big picture”. Too often we become so engrossed in the screaming, household chores, carpools that we forget to enjoy those around us and be grateful that we have the opportunity to be parents to such active children.
So take a moment to de-stress, block out the noises in your house and give Cerra.com 5 minutes of your day you might even fell rejuvenated. I know it is best to have human contact to express our feelings but we always don’t have the time. Here is a way to supplement our girl time.
Here are the scents involved with each feeling so you can get an idea when looking at their products:
- Key Ingredients in the Intention Fragrances
- Grounded: Patchouli and Ylang Ylang
- Creative Energy: Cardamon and Juniper Berry
- Gratitude: Bergamot and Balsam Oil
- Loving Kindness: Lavender and Cinnamon Bark
- Courage: Basil, Thyme, and Eucalyptus
- Wisdom: Lavender, Geranium, and Clary Sage
- Inspiration: Jasmine and Ylang Ylang
This was not a paid review, all the opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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