🍊It's an On Guard kind of week!
Everyone in my family has caught a nasty cold except me. I'm putting up a really good fight, tho, taking my On Guard drop twice/day under my tongue, taking the On Guard Plus soft gels and, of course, brushing with On Guard toothpaste 😷
So far, so good, and it's been over a week without catching it!
The hubby had it pretty bad in his throat, but only for 2 days - he was using On Guard orally every few hours and sucking on the On Guard drops and feels much better today.
I've been diffusing it for everyone and having the girls do beadlets or the Touch roller as I think of it.... I LOVE having all these options to take care of my family w/NO SYNTHETICS OR TOXINS OR SIDE EFFECTS! Especially because - yes - IT WORKS!! 🙌 🙌 🙌
Have you had a summer cold yet? What do you use to fight it off?
Wellness Wednesday - Dynamic stretching has been shown to either have no effect or may augment subsequent performance, especially if the duration of the dynamic stretching is prolonged. Static stretching used in a separate training session can provide health related range of motion benefits. Generally, a warm-up to minimize impairments and enhance performance should be composed of a submaximal intensity aerobic activity followed by large amplitude dynamic stretching and then completed with sport-specific dynamic activities.
In response to this growing body of evidence, strength and conditioning professionals have began to shift away from static stretching in favor of a functional, dynamic warm-up before practices and games -- routines that incorporate skipping, directional running, shuffling, and various calisthenics of increasing intensity that simulate the movement patterns necessary for success in a particular sport. Read the rest of the article here: http://bit.ly/2w40Lhd .
Back to School Series! MUST have Oil: ON GUARD. .
This is such a multipurpose oil! .
🌱Diffuse after school to boost immune systems (classrooms should be diffusing this among others 🙌) Diffusing kills airborne germs AND boosts our immune system! .
🌱Make a super easy hand sanitizer with On Guard for kiddos to take to school (recipe on my website!) .
🌱Be proactive! Make a roller of 5-15d of On Guard In a 10ml roller bottle. Roll on feet morning and night to boost immune system. .
🌱On Guard apples! Cut and soak apples in bowl of water, add 1-2d On Guard, wait 5 mins, drain, pack as immune boosting school snack or after school snack! .
💧What are your favourite b2s uses for On Guard?? Leave me a comment below!! Want to get some oils before school starts so you can keep your kids healthy!? Send me a DM! I have over $100 in freebies as back to school specials 🙌 •••••••••••••••••••
BACK TO SCHOOL FB LIVE WITH BLUE DIAMOND @lifryling Tomorrow night at 8pm MST! Open and free to all. Raise a hand below to be added into our FB live class! 🙋🏽
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A new study published with a 8820 sample of workers showed that those utilizing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners experienced significantly fewer lost workdays and improved health! Call today to book an appointment!#Chiropractic#proactivehealth
Yummy orange chicken over cauli rice. Made up a recipe for the orange sauce and it's a keeper!
1/3 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup raw honey
2 Tbsp NingXia Red
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp arrowroot
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 drops YL Orange Vitality oil
Whisk all ingredients together and mix in 2 lbs of cooked, cubes chicken. Heat lightly until warm and thickened slightly.
I served over cauli rice and finished off the dish with cooked broccoli and homemade kimchi. Very yummy!
How you feel when you miss out on today's most awesome buy one get one free deal! And I so wanted both of those oils as well! Any Doterra people out there that got extra's they don't have a home for, I will happily buy the Passion/Motivate BOGO off you.
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Women who are seeking to be proactive, not reactive, about their health 🌿If this is you, you don't want to miss this!🌿 We're giving away a whole range of dōTERRA samples that will help you with your health goals! 🔹Included: Lemon, Lavender, Melaleuca, On Guard, Breathe, DigestZen, Deep Blue Rub, Salon Essentials Shampoo & Conditioner, PB Assist Jr, On Guard Toothpaste, Slim & Sassy Gum AND a custom roller bottle blend made just for you 🌸💦 This is your chance to see what the buzz about essential oils is all about.
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Happy Monday everyone! Let's kick off your week with my favorite dōTERRA starter kit!
Want a great variety of 8 of the top dōTERRA oils AND a diffuser? How about some fractionated coconut oil and a year of discounts also? Contact me to get this set ASAP. It is hands-down amazing for what it all includes!
•Balance: calms emotions and anxious feelings
•Lavender: soothing and relaxing
•Melaleuca (tea tree): good for skin breakouts and respiratory support, works great in DIY cleaning sprays •On Guard: protects and boosts immune system
•AromaTouch: respiratory support, massage, soothing
•Deep Blue: muscle stiffness and soreness, massage
•Wild Orange: bright, calming, helps with anxious feelings, uplifting •Peppermint: great for head tension and for mental alertness
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Thanks @essentialoils4pets fir ( Pun intended 😉) this awesome pic! Isn't it the truth? I mean, even though I KNOW that #essentialoils are amazing I still am delighted when I try something new & am blown away by the quick results. For example - hubby had a swollen lymph node on his neck a few weeks ago, I started applying oils, giving him Onguard + gel caps, having him gargle & swallow oils & saying little prayers. After 1 doc visit, 1 Cat scan, 2 visits w ENT doc, that doc said "I asked the radiologist if that image was the same person". It was all normal. It had only taken a few days for the discomfort to go away & a few more for it to get back to normal size. I'm so grateful for great doctors AND the oils. They work hand in hand for us all to be proactive. I've become more protective of David as he gets older & I know that you all want to help your loved ones 👶🏻👱🏻♀️👦🏼👧🏽👵🏼👴🏾👩🏾be as #healthy as they can be too. When you are open to #naturalsolutions just click on link in bio. You will not regret it! 🌱🌿🍃#doterra is # 1 #beproactive#proactivehealth While DoTERRA does not claim to diagnose, treat or heal we do claim to assist your bodies natural defenses with #naturalremedies ☺️🍊🍋
Once upon a time, my husband wasn't intetested in using or learning about essential oils, but oh my, how things have changed!
Now, it's non-negotiable! He has to have his full supply before travelling! Here he is packing up his Lifelong Vitality, DDR Prime, On Guard oil and beadlets, Peppermint beadlets, and this doesn't even show all the Deep Blue he can't live without! He hasn't crossed over to taking a diffuser just yet like I do! 😂
Sometimes men are the hardest ones to make a shift into new habits, but this man of mine is a total believer! 😍❤ #doterra#wellnessadvocate#intentionallyliving#lifelongvitality#husband#believer#proactivehealth
It feels so good ditching the caffeine in favor of my new favorite Winter warming drink...All you need is a cup of your fav milk (mine is home made almond milk), 1 teaspoon of raw cacao powder, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of honey, (or less if you don't like things too sweet), and 1 drop of Doterra On Guard. Heat up your milk, cacao & vanilla, pour into a mug, add honey and 1 drop of On Guard. Stir well, sip slowly and nourish your soul knowing you are doing wonders for your immunity! As always, free to contact me if you'd like more info on the immune boosting benefits of On Guard, or to get started on your own journey using these beautiful oils. Their versatility is endless!
After traveling for 6 weeks and living out of a suitcase I will admit we all kinda put our nutrition on the back burner most of the time. That's why I've been trying so hard this week to get my family back on track on a mostly plant based, Whole Foods diet. I must say, every recipe I've created from @thugkitchen has proven high on the taste meter and no more work than your average meal.
Tonight's dinner was ****ing delicous! BBQ bean burrito with grilled peach salsa. Grilled fruit is heavenly so I have a feeling I will be doing this more often, perfect for our Florida summers.
Homemade smoky BBQ sauce for the pinto beans paired with this extremely simple salsa, add lettuce and avacado and your golden! Actually I DID forget the rice for inside the burrito but it was so filling and delicious we forgot all about it!
#chipotleWHAT ? #daviesdinnerwinner#eatlikeyougiveafuck#thugkitchen#grilledpeaches#plantbased#bbqbeanburritoswithgrilledpeachsalsa#proactivehealth#takecharge#slightedge
Know what my favorite thing is about stuff like this from @younglivingeo ? It's that every time we use it, we are getting therapeutic health benefits from the therapeutic essential oils in it. Not just toxin-free but full of health benefits. The fact that it works great to keep the bugs away is a bonus. 😉
Day 1 of BOGO week is here and I am so excited about today's promotion! Buy 1 DigestZen 15mL essential oil and receive an Easy Air 15mL essential oil FREE for today only or while stocks last!
These two oils have been game changers in our house these last few months, with Easy Air keeping the winter sniffles at bay and Digestzen coming to the rescue when Georgia was complaining of a really sore tummy and was telling me she was going to be sick a few weeks back!
DigestZen Internal blend can be added to water or tea to aid with digestion or used topically on the stomach, and Easy Air Clear blend can be diffused at bedtime to promote a restful night's sleep, or again topically on the chest as an amazing natural alternative to Vicks vapor rub. And it smells just like a winter bush walk, I love it!
These are 2 of dōTERRA's most popular oils, the perfect way to kick start BOGO week!
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Day 1 of BOGO week is here and we are so excited about today's promotion! Buy 1 DigestZen 15mL essential oil and receive an Easy Air 15mL essential oil FREE for today only or while stocks last!
DigestZen Internal blend can be added to water or tea to aid with digestion and Easy Air Clear blend can be diffused at bedtime to promote a restful night's sleep!
These are 2 of our most popular oils, the perfect way to kick start BOGO week!
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My allergies have been something fierce lately. I have been taking 2 TriEase in the morning and have been using a nasal inhaler with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint throughout the day when my nose becomes super itchy. I also put 2 drops of each oil on the floor of my shower to make a steam to support my congestion, itchy nose and throat. I do notice a difference if I don't start my day this way but here's to the first frost and the end of ragweed!
Welcome to my new Instagram page! I was introduced to dōTERRA Essential Oils earlier this year and have been continually astounded at how amazing they have been in supporting my families health and wellbeing. I invite you to join me on this journey as I share these beautiful gifts of nature with you.
On Guard all around! My littlest has a sniffly cold and the rest of us don't want it! 👆This is how we plan on staying healthy. .
Washing our hands obsessively with on Guard hand soap- who else LOVES this?! 🙋🏽
I like to boost my immune system with the on Guard soft gels that contain all the goodness of the on Guard oil plus black pepper and melissa 😱💪 #easypeasy .
Diffusing on guard all around- we absorb 60% of what we diffuse.... pretty cool hey?! By diffusing this I'm actually killing any airborne germs, AND boosting our immune systems. 🙌 #momwin .
Rolling our handy "healthy" roller on bottoms of feet + up spine every few hours. .
I love being able to be proactive- completely safely + naturally and for the whole fam! .
How do you and your family stay healthy? Back to school soon.... I'm here with some sweet back to school starter kits to get you set up!! Send me a DM or raise a hand below for more info 🙋🏽
Love that I can have my hair done without being exposed to a bunch of chemical toxins thanks to @thechangesalon ! 💇🏻Even the shampoo and conditioner products and wax for brows and lip are as natural as can be! And oh, the aromatherapy floral water scalp massage 🤤💕🌹My teenage daughter got her first eyebrow waxing too. 😁
My sweet baby girl woke up last night with sniffles!! 😩
It's so hard for them to cope... babies breathe mainly through their nose.. so when they can't, it's a struggle!
Here's what I do:
🌱flu bomb- a tiny roll on the bottom of one foot then rub feet together. This blend is the serious business for all things sick. ✨oregano (big guns immune support) tea tree (works with oregano to enter cell to kill virus) *GOOGLE: tea tree + oregano fight virus dōTERRA video!* on Guard blend (super immune support) lemon (immune boosting, anti bacterial) + Frankincense (healthy cellular function) ✨
Any time anyone gets sick, we have this blend on bottoms of feet and up spine every 2 hours to support the immune system! .
🌱Breathe- dōTERRAs breathe or easy air blend: eucalyptus, peppermint, cardamom, ravensara, laurel Leaf, lemon, tea tree. For my littlest one I put I little roll on her chest and massage it in with a little fco. This helps to open airways and help to clear her nose!
. 🌱Healthy blend- On Guard + Arborvitae. THE best preventive immune support. (Obv I was slacking!) cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, Rosemary, wild orange 🍊
I Roll this one up her spine and on her belly button for extra support as needed. .
Meanwhile me and my toddler are oiled up too- so we don't get sick! Stay posted for our post later today- I'll show you what we are using!
I am thankful for our switch to a proactive approach to our health verses reactive. This week I started getting congested and thought I was just getting that summer cold. I was diffusing and applying RC to help open up my sinuses. Which it gave much relief. Then my ears were starting to hurt so I started to apply lemon and lavender behind my ears and down my neck to help drain and dry up any fluid. Peppermint helped with relieving a headaches. The I started to get a tickle in my throat so Thieves helped with my minor sore throat. I was feeling much better but Thursday I started losing my voice. Not good for a teacher! I decided to go to the clinic to make sure my lungs were clear..and found out I had strep throat! I was dumb founded since I did not have a fever and felt fine besides my hoarse voice. Since I had been faithfully using my oils I saved myself 3 days miserable in bed with strep. I have had it before and felt TERRIBLE for DAYS. Also my daily drink of Ningxia helped boost my immune system to fight off this nasty infection! I had to miss school today since I am highly contagious for the first 24 hours and did not want to spread any germs. I rested and took it easy and feel great tonight and voice is back to normal! Now it's time to Thieves down everything to get rid of these germs! #sothankful#ylessentialoils#backtoschool#ningxiared#proactivehealth#thieveseverything
—THE GUT: YOUR SECOND BRAIN, & the cause of my depression.
Want to know the biggest symptom in discovering I had IBD? Depression. Yep, depression was worse than all things stomach, all ends, all hours, nonstop. I noticed the days where I was physically sick, I was even more mentally sick. Home sick from work (again), I started googling depression & stomach problems - a search that changed my life.
Your gut contains the Enteric Nervous System - two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your GI tract from esophagus to rectum. The ENS communicates back & forth w/ your actual brain. Irritation in the gastrointestinal system prompts the ENS to send signals to the central nervous system that triggers mood changes. Gut bacteria play an essential role in the manufacturing of neurotransmitters - such as 95% of the brain’s serotonin (the "happy" feeling).
Stress is intimately linked to our gut as well. Your body cannot tell the difference between mental stress (I hate my job) or physical stress (a lion is chasing me) & reacts in the same fight or flight response. When your body is constantly thinking it's being threatened due to stress, it directs energy away from any functions that aren’t needed in the face of danger – like digestion & reproduction, affecting gut & hormone balance.
Dysbiosis - an imbalance of bacteria & fungi in your GI tract - prompts your immune system to overreact to bacteria in your gut causing it to become inflamed. Modifications of the gut-microbiome can induce depressive-like behaviors. There is growing evidence that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota is associated w/ the development of diseases of both intestinal (IBD, IBS, celiac disease) & extra-intestinal disorders (asthma, allergies, heart disease, obesity).
Mental health & gut health are so connected. Stress wreaks havoc on the gut, your gut communicates w/ the brain & your brain influences feelings/reactions. Being aware of your environment, thoughts & symptoms is the best way to be proactive for your emotional, physical & mental health. Your body works together in every way. Don't settle for treating isolated symptoms when something much deeper could be at play.
Can I let you in on a little secret? @doterra's #1 selling product is not an oil it's the Long Life Vitality supplements! Can I let you in on another secret? You can get them for free this month! Say what?! Parent's don't get sick days, so staying in optimal health is at the top of our #backtoschool checklist and these are the foundation of our health. Even if you eat all the organic, natural, straight from the dirt food, your diet alone does not fully support your bodies needs.
I will be the first to admit, I am not a "vitamin" girl and it took me a almost a year to try them, #fail 🤦♀️, but now it's the first thing I recommend to all our new peeps. You see, when I started supporting my body at the cellular level, amazing things happened. My energy level is rocking, I haven't been sick since I stared taking them, I no longer have debilitating monthly cramps and I actually SLEEP at night. 🙌 I'm telling you, when you take the LLV sups with doTERRA oils it all sorts of magic! Let's break it down👇
EO Mega: The Bod
Think healthy heart, brain, skin, internal organs, muscle strength, endurance. You get the idea... and no, you won't be burping up fish oil.
Microplex VMz: Whole-food Complex
This is what will keep your immune system strong and healthy so you don't get sick.
ALPHA CRS: Cellular Vitality + Energy
Mental clarity, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, cellular energy producer.
Let's not forget about the kiddos. Swipe 👉for kids PB assist Jr probiotics and a2z chewable vitamins. The probiotics have 5 billion active strains and taste like pixie sticks and the chewables are loaded with all the good stuff, no sugar or artificial flavors and they actually taste good so your kids will want to take them! These are total game changers for the whole family. Who's ready to start feeling better?
Helping friends learn about oils and how these all natural, super-amazing oils work with our bodies is one of my favorite things to do.
I started with my son who struggled with being outside during season changes, he's good now. Supported my hubby before and after his knee surgery. Allowed me to be proactive with my growing super active teenager and his growing pains. Me? Well that's easy, supported my endocrine system/hormones and my whole family benefits!!! That's just my family!! I could go on and on about more stories of others I've seen first hand reap the benefits of these amazing oils.
I have an upcoming educational class and I'd love for you to be here to learn how oils work and what body systems they support.
Proud of my hubby. He ended up stuck out of town and had to get some stuff to eat, so this is what he got. Eggs, asparagus, potatoes and a grater for hashbrowns, and kombucha. He always brings a bunch of Kerrygold butter and avocados with him too. Thankful for a hubby that values his health over convenience. ❤
Yes, I am that person who carries around their own homemade hand wash. 🙊😊
Whether I'm at work, college, the football, shopping - This little bottle comes everywhere with me 😊
After suffering for years with skin issues, I now know that commercial soaps, hand washes, washing detergents etc do not agree with me due to the nasty products that are used in them - so I am very proactive in ensuring that I avoid them where possible.
Not to mention, working through some hormonal imbalances- chemicals are the last thing my body needs with adding fuel to that fire!
Hand wash is so quick, easy and cost effective to make, as well as being supportive of your body and its systems with the added power of essential oils 🌿
I'm super excited to kick off this series in my private Facebook group today (link in profile to join) at 12:30. ▫️ Whether you're brand new to oils, or are ready to expand your knowledge beyond the top ten, this is for you! ▫️ Today we're talking about Arborvitae, which so happens to be sourced right here in Canada!
Cake and sparklers means it's ... #celebrationtime
Well that's exactly why I have gone all out with this delicious sugar bomb white chocolate and caramel cupcake. Sparklers and all!
So what am I celebrating... .
It's a Happy Birthday to Hardy Nutrition. Today marks 3 years since Hardy Nutritions official conception and my very first client. 🎈
I am pumped and super excited for what Hardy Nutrition has install for the next 3 years. 🎊thank you to all my wonderful clients and of coarse to my family and friends who have been endless avenues of support and encouragement (you all know who you are). Happy 3rd Birthday @hardynutrition 💋
Enjoying this Months Free Seminar-
Topic "Younger Next Year" @mackiephysiotherapy
All Learning about...Inflammation & Spices 👌 Emotional Hygiene, Stress, Mind & Food 🍎Strength & Mobility💪 Creating Habits...and Proactive Strategies to prevent Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia, Diabetes, Hip/Knee Replacements etc.
We Focus on All This & More in the Upcoming Fall Nutrition Challenge 🍍🍇🥒 Starts Sept.5th! Inquire for Avail! 📚 Great Free Info Seminars held monthly here @ Mackie Physiotherapy! Next Month is all about STRESS! Glad to see so many out!
These are the two oils that started it all for us ❤️🌿! When I was first introduced to dōTERRA, a good friend of mine offered me OnGuard and Oregano because I told her I felt like I was getting a sore throat. // She told me to rub the OnGuard under my tongue and apply the Oregano to the bottoms of my feet...okay, whatever, I thought 🙄. I really didn't expect much, to be completely honest, but we were on vacation and I was willing to do anything to avoid getting sick!
A few days after consistently doing what she told me to do with the oils, it dawned on my that my symptoms hadn't progressed #interestpiqued 🤔. Did those oils really work?!
Flash forward to today and we use essential oils DAILY to support our bodies! The past few days I've actually been feeling a little scratch in my throat and overall a bit run down, so I've gone back to these two tried and true oils for supporting my immune system.
These are the perfectly pre-diluted Touch version of OnGuard and Oregano, which are perfect for anyone with small kiddos or those looking to maximize topical application. I've simply been rolling them on the outside of my neck and throat for a few days and again, no progression with my symptoms 👌
We are coming up on the fall and winter months where I promise you will be so thankful to have these oils in your home. I would love to help you find the perfect lifestyle bundle for your needs and to support your journey towards a happier and healthier lifestyle! Ready?! Click the link in my profile and follow the prompts 😉 Not sure where to start, shoot me a message and we can chat! I LOVE LOVE LOVE helping other people feel the empowerment we experience on a daily basis 😘
It's impossible to talk about going back to school without talking about our daily immunity blend. Let's face it, kids are dirty and unless you live in a bubble, being exposed to bugs and germs are part of the game 😷 Enter the almighty OnGuard! This is actually what got me started with @doterra so I'm pretty passionate about it. 👇
When my daughter started daycare at one she was exposed to more germs then she was used to and her little immune system was trying so hard to keep up but she was constantly getting sick. As a mom, I felt helpless and wanted so badly to find a better solution for her (and us!) so she could enjoy playing her with new friends and not be stuck at home sick with me 😉 My friend @jae.essentials had just started using doTERRA and I reached out to her to see what could help. As soon as I got my magic Home Essentials kit the first thing I did was make this blend for my daughter and apply it day and night to her feet and spine. Its worked miracles and it's been part of our daily routine every since. The key to this combo, and oils in general, is consistency. So making this a habit before and after school will do wonders to keep those little immune systems running strong.
When we are really needed extra support and feel like we're fighting something, or if something is going around school, we break out the big guns 💪 All of the oils in both these blends protect against environmental and seasonal threats and help maintain a healthy immune system. They are known for their antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and regenerating properties. The oregano and lemon in the immunity bomb add an antiseptic and detoxifying powerhouse combo that can't be beat! Bonus- it makes you feel like #supermom 👊
👉I add 5-7 drops of each, fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil and apply to feet and spine day and night! Sista tip: diffuse OnGuard when everyone comes home from school to get rid of any exposed bugs that may be hanging around. What are your favorite immune boosting tips?
@nick_mitzel performing one rep of the dynamic warmup, "The World's Greatest Stretch." Perform 2-3 reps per side prior to exercise to improve blood flow to your muscles along with optimizing your performance. STAY AWAY FROM STATIC STRETCHING PRIOR TO EXERCISING 🚫 >A meta-analysis provides clear evidence from 104 studies that pre-exercise static stretching (SS) induces significant and practically relevant negative acute effects on maximal muscle strength and explosive muscular performance, regardless of subject’s age, gender, or training status… Overall, our results indicate that an acute bout of SS decreases maximal muscle strength, muscle power, and explosive muscular performance.
>Dynamic stretching (DS) may enhance muscular performance because of postactivation potentiation, which is the transient improvement of muscular performance after previous contraction.
The results of this study showed positive effects of DS on sprint (10, 20, and 30 m) performed the next day. However, SS produced negative effects on these performances compared with that of DS. Another unique aspect of this study is the demonstration of the negative effect of SS up to 24 hours post-stretching.
>Several other studies concluded that performing SS before sprint performances contributed to increased running time.
>According to Nelson et al., the decrease in sprint performance was the result of the increased compliance and reduction of muscle tendon unit’s stiffness. The SS might also increase tendon compliance, thereby reducing force production. >In response to this growing body of evidence, strength and conditioning professionals have began to shift away from static stretching in favor of a functional, dynamic warm-up before practices and games -- routines that incorporate skipping, directional running, shuffling, and various calisthenics of increasing intensity that simulate the movement patterns necessary for success in a particular sport. .
Surprise! #mondaymusings First blog post up on the website now!! ⭐️I let you in on one of the regrets that a lot of my elderly clients have. Something for us all to think about 👣Check it out and stay tuned for more! Link in bio. 📷: @happygreylucky
👋🏻 Happy Monday Morning!
I'm sharing a couple of my must-haves for BACK TO SCHOOL! ✏️📓
My kids start school again next week, and I am so grateful to have these oils to help keep our family healthy. I have been using essential oils since my oldest was in kindergarten, and now she's entering sixth grade! The back to school season has been one of my favorite times of the year to incorporate daily usage of our oils, because they truly do keep my kids healthier - both physically & mentally - which sets them up for a better school year! I know for sure, that when we use essential oils regularly to support our health & wellness, the instances of recurrent or severe illness in our home is drastically decreased.
Essential oils pictures are: my immune supporting blend (gold top roller bottle) that I use on every member of our family, every day. Just a swipe on the bottoms of the feet and down the spine does the trick 👌🏻 it's a blend of On Guard, arborvitae, lemon, & frankincense.
Serenity essential oil, a calming blend of oils that helps my kids to settle down at the end of the day and prepares their body for a good night's sleep. I like to diffuse this when we start getting ready for bed, I also use it in roller bottles sometimes.
InTune is a fantastic blend of oils, made specifically to promote calm & focus. This is perfect to use at the beginning of the day before the kids head out to school. I swipe this roller blend down their spines or just down the back of their neck.
In that cute little white spritzer, I like to make my own hand sanitizer. It's just water with a couple of drops of the On Guard blend, and a tiny bit of witch hazel which helps to keep the solution from separating. Just shake, spritz, and rub it into the hands.
Tomorrow I'll share a couple of other essential oils that also help us throughout the school year!
📚Do you have kids? Are you excited for the routine of school to start up again, or do you wish that summer would last longer?
ITOVI SCANNER // This gizmo is SO handy. You just hold it for less than a minute and it scans your body, reporting back on what you are deficient in and the best products that can meet your specific needs. A reminder for my local team: I have this for YOU. Let's meet for lunch or coffee and getcha scanned!
Like science 'n stuff? 🤓 Read how the scanner works over here! https://www.itovi.com/technology/
It is so true! We can wait until we have to invest in our sickness or we can be proactive and invest in our health right NOW. Now, if you're on a wellness journey (like me! rock on sista!) you probably want to get rid of every harmful chemical in your home (download the think dirty app to recognize 'em😉) but the truth is, no purse can survive that. When I decided to up my game and get rid of all the unnecessary toxins I had ALLOWED into my house, I realized fairly quickly, that getting rid of all of the yuck at once..was not going to be po$$ible. So I signed up for a monthly wellness box with a company I did my research on (Young Living) and I have been swapping a couple of items each month (I'm almost done!) without breaking the bank. Remember: progress, not perfection!
Did you know POSITIVE THINKING & SELF TALK has some pretty amazing health benefits:) 🌈💕🙏🏻🌱 - Greater resistance to common colds - Increased Lifespan
- Better psychological and physical well being
- Better cardiovascular health
- Better coping skills during hardship/stressful times
Instead of using the phrases: 🚫👇🏼
- I can't do it
- There is no way that will work - I will never be good at that
Practice using more:🙌
- Let's give it another chance
- This is an opportunity to learn - I can make it work 💕☝️💕☝️
With practice your self-talk will eventually contain less and less self criticism and more self acceptance which in turn is better for your health. #Winning 🙌🏼 #PositiveThoughts#PositiveLife#LikeAttractsLike 👌🏻