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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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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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New Offering

I am thrilled to announce that I am now offering SKYPE sessions!  This is especially amazing for those who cannot access a traditional setting.

How awesome is this?

Contact me for rates and free trial class!

 

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Essential Oils Meet Yoga

There is something so amazing when essential oils and Yoga come together. I have been using oils and yoga for over fourteen years and have always loved the aromatic influence of certain oils. Depending on what oil is used the experience can be filled with a sense of groundedness or uplifting energy.

My experience is that essential oils can help bring the mind, body, and spirit into the present moment.  Our sense of smell is our most powerful sense and by incorporating oils into our yoga practice we are not only adding valuable properties for our physical and emotional body, but we are helping to keep us in the present moment and connected to our experience on the mat. 

The definition of Yoga is union, so as we begin to push out  our past and future thoughts– or ideas of comparison or conception–we peel away the layers of our false self/ego to reveal our True Self, which we can then begin to form a union with.  By using the specially formulated essential oils that doTERRA recently released I am excited to  use oils to assist in this process through the steadying oils of Anchor, the centering oils of Align and the enlightening oils of Arise.

ANCHOR (STEADYING BLEND)

You would start your practice with this by dropping into your hands and inhaling, then apply to heart and back of the neck. Apply this, breathe it in and set the intention for your Yoga practice. With our crazy fast-paced lives with a mile-long to-do list, this blend gives you that grounding, firm trust in yourself so you can approach your practice (and life) with a calming strength.

This blend has Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Black Pepper and a hint of Patchouli. You can smell the spicy in the blend with the Black Pepper and Cinnamon.

  • Promotes feelings of completeness, calmness, and courage
  • Encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward

ALIGN (CENTERING BLEND)

Intention setting, body awareness and warm up stretches, you can begin to incorporate  Align.  I love the fresh and crisp aroma of this blend.  Diffusing Align during the practice will infuse the space with the aromatic benefit.  As you moved through your expansive poses where we elongate our spine, like extended mountain and traditional sun salutations, this blend will help to bring a sense of centered strength in each posture.

The oil blend in this one is Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine. It’s incredible.

  • Promotes feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity
  • Encourages harmony and calm progress

ARISE (ENLIGHTENING BLEND)

Arise is the enlightening blend. This is very bright, tropical and it almost smells like a less sweet Citrus Bliss. This would be great to assist you with your daily affirmations as you move through your postures while seeing yourself reaching for the highest place you can go.  Allowing a drop or two to fall into your palms and inhaling, then applying to your heart and solar plexus would be a great application of this blend as well as diffusing. Some great postures include warrior series, triangle and revolved lunge and revolved triangle.

The oils in this blend include Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa. It is uplifting and very heart opening.  It really is lovely.

  • Promotes feelings of happiness, clarity, and courage
  • Encourages rising to achieve goals and improved performance

I invite you to incorporate essential oils into yoga and meditation practice.

Contact me to set up  your own wholesale account that will  get these oils at wholesale price.  In addition you will  get an exclusive welcome gift and access to my private Facebook group for mentoring and continuing support using the essential oils.

These products become available on Oct. 2. Can’t wait!

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Letting Go

Letting Go and Transforming
The Autumn Equinox is a time of letting go, harvesting the good that is abundant in our lives and allowing the stalks and leaves to fall aside and go back to the Earth. With this beautiful and colorful season emerging it is our time to loosen our grip on the focus of growth and prepare to move into a more dormant season. This is also a great time to look at the cycles of life; seasons, months, breath, and even life.

The paradox of understanding cycles exists everywhere and yet the simplest observation is the breath; to inhale you must also exhale. We know that with each ending there is a beginning, in whatever shape that takes—self awareness, growth, wisdom, letting go, etc.  We see this so easily in the changing of leaves–the amazing color that emerges following a season of bounty and then the ease in which the leaf lets go. Watch as leaves effortlessly fall to the ground to be taken into the loving arms of Mother Earth for the new growth that waits for the next season.

As I enter into my third (and final) hip surgery, I reflect on the letting go that has come in my own life.  No longer am I pushing my body but rather I am enjoying the pace that my body wants to go at.  I enjoy slower walks and being at ease more than extreme activity.  Through this past two years, I have certainly learned about letting go.

Take time to look at letting go of what no longer serves you.

Welcome the harvest that is within and always look for opportunities to be grateful.  I know for myself, the practice of gratitude has lead me into a life of awareness that has enhanced my life everyday.

Life is really good, friends.

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