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!

If I could go back...

Hey Friend,

Switching gears just a bit for today because I have to share something that I am passionate about...

Essential oils played a huge part six years ago in changing the life path that I was on.

They were the stepping stone that allowed me to leap into something unknown, scary... but empowering.

The gave me back a power I didn't even know that I had... the power to take control over my family's health and wellness!

I have a hunch that you want to harness that same power for yourself...

And for that reason, I will shout from the rooftops for as long as I live, and do everything I can to help others take that leap. You aren't alone.

My only regret was that I didn't know about these way sooner... like when my kiddos were little. 
I was young, easy controlled, went with the flow, did what I was 'supposed' to do, didn't rock the boat.
So I didn't question anything that I was told... just did it cause that's the way you are supposed to do it.
Sound familiar? I hope not, but if it does...

Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle.... 
Rock the boat. 
Question everything.
Look at the ingredients. 
Read the labels.
Do your research.

So I have to take a minute today and tell you about these oils... created just for your kiddos! (Spoiler alert: You can use them too!)

This little collection has been around for awhile now, but it just got discounted and bundled with this adorable owl diffuser/nightlight/white noise machine. Plus, through the end of the month, it also includes a brand new oil (KidPower) for free! 

If you have ever thought about maybe NOT doing things the way you've always done them.
If you have ever looked for a safer, more natural alternative to supporting your kiddos.
If you have ever longed to be part of a community of like-minded moms and dads.

Friend, this is for you.

Let me give you a quick rundown of the oils included and what they can do for your family...

Bravery in a bottle for the littles! Roll on wrists or spine, or take a big inhale, when you’re going into a new situation and need some courage.

Let’s call this one focus in a bottle. This oil is a game changer for anyone that has trouble focusing on one task! This is a great one to roller on the back of the neck (brain stem) before school work! Throw a few rolls on a leather bracelet or necklace, apply a bit to wrists when you really need to concentrate.

Looove this on little chests and backs! Full of powerful oils like Eucalyptus blue, Palo santo, Lavender, Dorado azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Eucalyptus globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus citriodora, Cypress, eucalyptus radiata, Black spruce and Peppermint oils, this is so so needed during the fall and winter to make little lungs happy!

Leave this one out where the kids can grab it whenever they need it. It’s so beautiful to teach them to be in tune with their bodies needs! A swipe on the belly will help pretty much any issue feel better! A blend of Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, and Cardamom, TummyGize is the perfect relaxing blend for massaging onto little tummies.

This relaxing bedtime (or anytime!) blend is so beloved for all ages! SleepyIze contains a beautiful combination of Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Bergamot, and Sacred Frankincense, as well as sleepytime favorites Valerian and Rue! You will adore this blend in your little one’s diffuser at night, and rolled on to undersides of the big toes and down the spine. Perfect for nighttime bonding and snuggles, you are going to LOVE it!!

For allllll the boo-boos!!!! Another one to leave out where the kids can easily grab it when needed! It’s formulated with Tea Tree, Elemi, and other oils which are gentle and perfect for the skin, so keep this one handy for application whenever your little one needs some extra love and care.

Check out the full cost breakdown and savings on these gems!

These are available to grab NOW!
Use THIS LINK to find them. Just click on the Other Premium Kits tab.
Oh, did I mention you'll also be getting a special gift from me?? Yeah, that too! :)

(And, if this particular bundle isn't for you, there are others to pick from!)

Shoot me a message once you've grabbed these so I can formally welcome you to the community!
Need some questions answered first? Just ask! 

Until next time... Blessings!

PS: If you are already a YL member, check out the brand new KidScents roller collection!

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!

Persistence over perfection...

Persistence over perfection...

Hey Friend, would you consider yourself a perfectionist... "a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection"?

I would have to answer yes for myself.

But to my downfall, that need to have things 'just right' before moving forward has oftentimes... 
  • kept me feeling 'stuck' in places I don't want to be 
  • caused me to fear not making the 'perfect' choice, so I make no choice at all
  • left me feeling frustrated and discouraged over my lack of progress
Can you relate?

Thankfully, true to His amazing character, God always meets me right where I am, in the middle of my mess, with gentle reminders that He is looking for persistence rather than perfection.


Social media has been a place where I have been able to connect with so many amazing people. But given everything that is happening in the world today, I have not been interacting much in good old FB world. Many times I am still unsure of when to speak up and when to shut up. I find that scrolling through my newsfeed no longer brings me joy. 

I want a space free of politics, free of negativity, free of confusion, free of overwhelm, free of everyone knowing everything and everyone else knowing nothing, free of judgment, free of criticism...
A space where I can be me and you can be you, and that's OK... 
A space where others can come to learn, be inspired and feel equipped to handle whatever it is you need to handle.
A space where YOU can feel supported, heard, and encouraged.

So I started to create that SPACE... and boy oh boy, did all the fears and doubts come right to the surface.

All of these feelings well up and spill out every time I embark on a new journey. I was reminded yesterday by a very dear friend that whenever we commit to God's good, the old devil always tries to get his two cents in there and he knows exactly where to strike... for me it is at the heart of my perfection.

The last time you tried this it failed.
Do you really think this time will be different?
What if this isn't the right choice...

There is no perfect choice, there is no perfect answer, there is no perfect outcome.
There is persistent, messy action that moves you forward... done is better than perfect.

I don't know exactly what it's going to look like...
I don't have everything perfectly planned out...
I don't know where it will lead...
and that's OK (or at least that is what I am telling myself, remember I'm not perfect!)

Do you have a spirit of perfectionism that is keeping you from taking action?
Have you been feeling led to step out of your comfort zone and do a new thing, but fears over it not being 'perfect' are keeping you right where you are?
Are you mulling over whether or not it's the right choice, so you aren't making any choice at all?

Step out in faith today, my friend.
Kick that spirit of perfectionism to the curb.
Take messy action.
Just do it. 

Until next time... Blessings!


BONUS: I may have unleashed the beast...

BONUS: I may have unleashed the beast...

Hey Friend,

Two posts in one week... something that probably won't happen very often...

But I have to tell you... 
Wednesday's post stirred something up inside.
It uncovered a deep passion that has been hidden for quite sometime.
Then I got this new book that tied it all together.
You could even say it hit a nerve.


Do you have any idea just how crazy, flippin', amazing your body was created to function?

God, the Master and Creator of the entire universe, created YOU with a flawless design.
He knit your body together in such a way that everything works in harmony.

Or it's supposed to... 

Why aren't more people talking about this?
Why aren't we more focused on leaning into our bodies
and equipping them to function the way they were created to?

Enter man.

Man and his desire for power.
Man and his desire for authority.
Man and his desire for fame.
Man and his desire for wealth.

Ya see, friend... man cannot profit off of God's patent.

Man has conditioned us to believe that in this day and age...
  • lethargy is normal
  • sleep trouble is normal
  • chronic inflammation is normal
  • skin issues are normal
  • stress is normal
  • inability to focus is normal
  • even cancer is normal

You know what all that is?
It's the result of the chemical cocktail that you feed your body every morning 
before you even step foot out the door and you are none the wiser.

I challenge you to grab every product that you use as part of your morning routine - toothpaste, 
body wash, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, makeup, hair spray, perfume/cologne - 

This is something that you must take seriously if you truly want to be well.

Man has then went on to create 'quick fixes' for all those above issues, 
and we then get caught in the viscous cycle... 
'use this to fix this and in turn it creates this issue' kinda thing, and it then starts all over.

If the 'powers that be' were to really start talking about...
**endocrine-disrupting chemicals
**natural hormone balance
**nutrition (gasp!)
...they would stand to lose millions.

People would be taking back control of their wellness.
People would be understanding how their bodies work.
People would be more aware of how harmful most man-made products are,
and they would be making better choices.

And man would lose.

Are all man-made products bad? Well, of course not!
There are still amazing companies out there that are sourcing high-quality ingredients,
and that care more about their consumers than their bottle line.
(I know this to be true because I've found one.)

You have to look for them.

While the world talks about embracing a 'new normal', let's beat them at their own game.
Let's start talking about what normal really should look like.
Let's start educating the masses about how the body works.
Let's start equipping people with the tools they need to take back control.


I think you will see a shift of topics here on the blog in the near future.

Passion. Knowledge. Platform.

You arm a green/yellow personality type (i.e. needs to know all the things and then tell all the people) 
with those three things... and you have just unleashed a beast.

So that being said, I want you to know that you are welcome to stay and you are welcome to go.
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I'm not exactly sure where this is going to lead, or what changes you may see in the future...
but hang on, it could be a wild ride, and the more the merrier!! :)

Until next time...

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