Top Tips for Your Wellness Journey

Top Tips for Your Wellness Journey
Start the year off right by focusing on your overall health instead of just weight loss. Incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine with simple breathing exercises to reduce stress and bring calm to your busiest moments. Make working out convenient and enjoyable by investing in fitness equipment for home use, such as a yoga mat or resistance bands. Support your overall health by exploring nutritional supplements tailored to your needs. Promote relaxation and emotional healing with aromatherapy, using essential oil diffusers and calming scents like lavender or chamomile. Take time daily to build your faith and find gratitude, whether through whispered prayers, short devotionals, or Bible studies. Keep yourself accountable and motivated with fitness trackers to monitor your physical activity and track your progress. Remember, self-care is not selfish, it's a necessity. Here's to a healthier, happier you!

Let's give 'em something to talk about...

Let's give 'em something to talk about...

Hello Friend,

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression....

While that is absolutely true, do you put as much effort into
making sure that your second, third, fourth... impressions
are just as powerful?

Do you ever really stop and think about the impressions
you are leaving on other people?

When someone has an encounter with you, 
do they walk away better than when they came?

Mother Teresa said, 
"Spread love everywhere you go. 
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

I share my thoughts in a bit more detail below,
(fast forward through the first minute to skip the banter, lol)
and I'll be the first to admit, that's a pretty tall order!

Humans by nature are selfish.
We are super quick to point out 
how someone else made US feel, aren't we?

But we don't often stop and think on the reverse.

If you want people to leave your presence 
feeling just a little happier than when they arrived,
here are a few things to keep in mind.

1. Don't criticize or condemn
2. Give honest and sincere recognition and appreciation
3. Smile

Be mindful of this as you got about your day today, 
try implementing one or all of the things above,
and note the response you get from others.

I bet it will not only leave them with a 
favorable impression of you,
but it will change your attitude as well. ;)

Until next time... Blessings!

Bio-accu-mul-what??? Let me tell ya...

Hey Friend,

I am shifting gears a bit today in and effort to raise some awareness.

I read an article the other day, and it kinda made me mad . . . well not kinda, it did! The article is a couple years old, but the effects linger.

If you want to begin by reading the same article I did, click the picture below. Go ahead and check it out, then come back and continue . . .

"Lab tests ..... indicated almost three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has been identified as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization in 2015."

So what do you think about that??  Did you ever imagine you could literally be feeding your family poison when you pour them a bowl of cereal or make some oatmeal??

If you are like I was, you probably didn't.  And you may be asking yourself, "Does it really matter?" or "We have been eating those things for years, and we are fine."  Yep, been there . . . but let me share with you a little bit about something called Bioaccumulation.

If you picture yourself as a glass, and you keep adding liquid to it, even if it is one little drop at a time, eventually it’s going to overflow. That’s basically what body burden is. Your fine, until one day, you aren’t. Can anyone relate to that? Have you seen this happen?

Consider this…
•Some chemicals accumulate in our bodies over time
•Impacts may show up long after exposure
•Some chemicals can become harmful or more toxic in combination with other chemicals
•Chemicals can have more impact during certain periods of development (womb, infancy, puberty)
•Even tiny doses can be very potent

So let's look at the effects of bioaccumulation because most people think exactly as above, it is such a small amount and I've been eating it for years, so I'm fine . . . but that may not be completely true!

  • The body breaks down many of the toxins we are exposed to, but not all
  • Toxins cause extra stress on the liver as it tries to process these unnatural substances
  • Oftentimes we see reactions with skin.  This can be symptomatic of bigger problems, an overburdened liver or the inability of the gut to process properly.

These very things may be why you can think now that you are fine, but over a period of time these chemicals will build up in your system and begin to cause issues . . . even things that we think are 'normal' could very well be the result of bioaccumulation.

So what can we do to prevent this, or to help ease the burden on our bodies???

1.  Avoid processed foods and eat organic whenever possible.  
I get it . . . organic is expensive . . . so do what you can. Shop the perimeter of the store because buying a bag of non-organic apples is still a better choice than that package of Oreos (guilty)!  Also, be sure you are washing ALL produce before consuming. I have a great soak that I use and it is the perfect way to make sure you are getting all that garbage off your food before putting it in your body.

2.  Avoid household cleaning and personal care products that contain harmful chemicals.
Food isn't the only place that our bodies are introduced to harmful chemicals . . . our everyday use products are loaded with them! Did you know that 26 seconds after exposure chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body?? Everything we come in contact with enters our bloodstream!  Become a label reader, do some research on the dangers of those things that make up your products.  The very first place I started ridding my home of toxins was my household cleaners and I was able to replace every single one of them with just one that I know is safe and effective.

3.  Restore you body's natural balance
Our bodies are capable of great things, if we give them what they need to thrive.  As you begin to eliminate the bad and introduce the good, your body is capable of healing itself and restoring it's natural functions.  Essential oils are a great place to start and are designed to bring balance to the body.  They work with our bodies naturally to support them and keep them working like they are supposed to.  In some cases, if you are really toxic, you may find it necessary to complete a cleanse in order to kick start your body into action.  

You can explore all the natural products that I use by heading over to my website and clicking on the Educate tab.  When you decide if this is a right fit for you and you are ready to get started, just shoot me a message and I would love to help!

When you know better, you can do better.  My mission is to educate, inspire and equip you to DO BETTER!!!  You matter and your family matters!  Let's reverse the effects of bioacculumation and allow our bodies to thrive!

Until next time... Blessings!

Don't let your routine become routine...

Don't let your routine become routine...
When you bring God into your daily routines, every part of it can be used to glorify Him. Your everyday, seemingly mundane tasks can become special moments. 

Let's get down and dirty...

Let's get down and dirty...

I am so glad that you decided to stick around!

Last week I promised you an awesome freebie, and I know you won't be disappointed! 


While I am not an avid gardener, I do enjoy getting my hands dirty every once in a while. :)

There is something so symbolic about gardening, and I seem to draw so many analogies from the entire process. 

Talk about stewardship, right?!? You have been entrusted with this teeny, tiny, little seed... that is LOADED with potential! Your job is to keep it from dying. No pressure!

Not only that, but as it grows, how you choose to nurture and tend to it will have a direct result on your harvest. 
  1. You can't water it just once a week and expect it to stay hydrated.
  2. You can't feed it nasty fertilizer filled with harmful chemicals and expect it to be wholesome.
  3. You can't tend it a couple times a month and expect it to not get choked out by weeds.
You see, there is more to just keeping it from dying if you want it to actually thrive! 

Are you thriving in life? If your answer is no, ask yourself why. 
Are you being a good steward over your seeds?

I'm going to give you some time to draw your own analogies and maybe ask yourself some tough questions. How do those three points above directly relate to the garden of your life?

You are the seed; if you aren't growing, why? 

Oh friend, we have so much to dig into over the coming weeks and months!


Now, let's chat actual gardening with actual seeds that produce amazing goodness!

Have you ever considered using essential oils in your gardening practices as a safer way of helping your seeds to thrive? 

Things like weeds, pests, and bad harvests show up in every garden, every year. But I have your ticket to tackling even the hardest of seasons. I want to give you some tricks and recipes to keep up your sleeve that will help you succeed from the day the seed goes in the ground ‘til the day you harvest it.

Using essential oils in the gardening process will help you garden in a way that results in fruits and veggies that have been lovingly cared for in the most organic way. You can even achieve that affordably, sustainably, and without the use of harsh chemicals, friend!

To help you get started, I have this FABULOUS 11-page Gardening Journal that I would like to give you for FREE!

You can print the pages you need, and file the rest away for later. Use this over and over again each year as you plan out those tasks that will be profitable, make your list and check it twice, and utilize the safe, effective recipes provided.

You can CLAIM YOUR FREEBIE HERE and it will be delivered right to your inbox! PLUS, I will include the link for my FREE Gardening + Oils Masterclass that will give you insider tips to make your gardening experience pleasant and fruitful. If you are curious about non-harmful ways to keep your pets out of the garden, keep unwanted growers at bay, and how to attract more pollinators to promote plant reproduction, then this is for you!

Once you snag your journal, I would love for you to come right back here and drop a comment below letting me know how you plan to use it. Let's chat it up, and learn from each other as we go!

Until next time... Blessings!

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