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Monday Mindfulness 

What legacy do you want to leave? I have been really looking at this lately—at the end of my life, do I want to be known for being busy and hardworking, or loving and present? 

I am committed to giving to myself and my people as much as I give my clients at work. I am also committed to valuing rest as much as responsibility. I am committed to speaking my truth. I am committed to boldly and authentically owning my destiny. 

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Deliberate Planning 

Each week I carve out a few hours to go to a coffee house and be intentional with my planning. Without the distractions of home tasks, I feel like not only is it a treat to my soul to splurge on an amazing bulletproof coffee, but it also gives me the space to look at different areas of my life with a deliberate focus. 

I have learned over the years that part of having a successful business is making time for planning and learning to be organized. When my business feels purposefully directed, so does my personal life because I am not spinning with disorganized worries and unfinished business. My play time feels free and spacious. 

Plus, it is such a treat to have time outside of the normal work and home to self reflect, set goals and gather up my thoughts. 

What kind of deliberate planning do you practice? 


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A Habit of Gratitude 

We are headed into the season where gratitude and thankfulness seems to be on everyone’s radar a bit more. What if instead, we all chose to make gratitude a habit everyday! I often teach that it isn’t about being grateful for the obvious—those are great—but what if you started to look closer for the less obvious things to be grateful for? 

Today, I am grateful for being called on my cranky mood because I got to make a choice to shift. I am grateful for the ability to treat myself to a house cleaner so I can rest my body. I am grateful for understanding. I am grateful for opportunities. I am grateful for consistency. 
What are you grateful for? 


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18 Before 2018

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Can you believe there is just 12ish weeks left in 2017? You might gasp (and I do) but you might also feel like that still gives you plenty of time to get so stuff done. Have you thought about some goals that you have to finish out the year?

Here is what I came up with for me:
 finish the draft of my book
 return to walking 2 miles daily
 save at least $1000
 plan (and reserve) a vacation
 secure income
 eliminate what doesn’t feed my soul
 add 10 people to my team
 eat sushi at least 3x
 read 4 books
 write blog post on each blog 4x
 reconnect with friends, purposely
 have less pain
 go on an overnight date
 get my new planner ready for 2018
 reach long distance clients
 eat real breakfast 3x week
 let go of perfection
 lean into loving myself more 

 

 


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Why a Carrier Oil?

When using essential oils topically, I prefer to blend with fractionated coconut oil. FCO is odorless, non-greasy, absorbs easily and doesn’t go rancid quickly. I use roller bottles for essential oils I use often; this gives me oils with a carrier and helps to stretch out my oils over time.

Why use a carrier?

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Also, use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil. Giving the essential oil a carrier to “grab” onto will also prevent the molecules of the EO to evaporate before going deep into the skin for benefit.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils:

•Neck
•Forehead and temples
•Chest and abdomen
•Arms, legs, bottom of feet.

Be cautious and avoid some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes, and broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin.

Interested in learning more? Just message me at staciewyatt@gmail.com

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Acne No More

I spent most of my teenage years acne free and lived through three pregnancies without the dreaded the hormonal zits.  I even somehow survived having my ovaries removed at age 30 without the after effects to my face.

And then I turned 40.

I had already eliminated so much “stuff” from my diet; grains, sugar and limited caffeine, but I had yet to fully remove dairy.  It isn’t like I am a milk drinker, because I am not, but I did rely on full-fat greek yogurt, or cottage cheese to help sustain my protein requirements.  What I have come to connect though is that dairy means acne for me.

About a year ago, I tossed out the yogurt and cottage cheese with the intent of doing a trial to see what happened skin wise.  Within a month, my face was clear! I learned to live without diary and made adjustments to my protein needs.

The first cool fall day brought an intense need for homemade soup.  I have come to learn that most men perceive soup to be an appetizer, so the man in my life asked for a hearty chowder….a New England Chowder.

As good as it was, within  24 hours my face was speckled with small and determined zits.  Gahhhhhh.

Besides making him eat the leftovers, I was affirmed that I shall never take in large amounts of dairy again.

Want to know what I use when the acne shows up?

1. Wash my face two times a day with charcoal soap

2. Apply Essential Oils like juniper berry, cedarwood, Melaleuca and lavender.

3. Drink tons of water

4. Take charcoal capsules

My face is on its way to returning to a clear one! If you would like to learn how you can get your hands on quality essential oils, or learn how I can help mentor YOU on cleaning up your diet, just shoot me a message!

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Going Home 

During my quiet meditation time, I read three different passages about returning home. I’m going to pause and listen to that today and know that this beautiful journey with all of its twists and turns, pains and comforts, celebrations and disappointments, is really just leading me home.