Lifestyle Changes

Time for some Monday motivation?

The new year is around the corner and that is when many people look to making lifestyle changes. As a wellness coach I have walked the path and am grateful that at one point in my life I was burdened by weight.

For me, it wasn’t just the physical weight I was carrying that I wanted to shed. There was so much inner work that I did and as a result my radiant self emerged.

The first picture was taken six months after my first son was born—I was terrified and overwhelmed. A young 20 year old mom with a kid and a mortgage was a little daunting. I dove into motherhood and completely forgot about myself. I soon had two more kids and a bigger mortgage. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I began to see myself as important and in need of self-care.

I started with walking daily (which I continue to this day) and I started making choices around food. I also started to really do the inner work that was required. I often say “I woke up”. And in that awakening, I truly began to emerge from the outer shell that I had placed around me.

As I began to shine my life began to change dramatically. There is a vibrancy to my essence that was not able to be felt when I was burdened by the heaviness physically and emotionally.

I’d love to walk along side you in your emerging and be there to guide you when it gets hard. My services include more than just yoga. I also offer wellness coaching and a holistic approach to health. It is never just about the weight and I would love to partner with you to reveal the inner parts of yourself that can be found with a solid plan.

Let’s do this!

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Good Vibes

Everything in the universe is made of energy that vibrates at different frequency levels. Even seemingly solid objects like a rock, or your physical body are now understood by scientists to be made up of constantly moving energy that is organized by waveforms and frequencies. The rate of frequency you (or an object) vibrates at is called your vibration.

Through scientific clinical research, essential oils have been shown to vibrate at a higher electromagnetic frequency than any other substances measured.

Both crystals and essential oils are complex natural creations. Their vibration, scent, and visual beauty can have a wide range of effects on our energy and vibration. Crystals have specific and unique vibrations.

Combining both of these amazing, natural properties into a blend and then applying it to myself brings such a sense of completion to my mind, body and spirit. I can target specific energy points in my body—known as chakras—as well by choosing specific essential oils and crystals that resonate vibrationally with that energy center.

When people come into my home or my studio I often hear that they just “feel” the peace and goodness. I believe it is because I have crystals everywhere and the vibe that comes from them infused my space.

This roller contains carnelian which is a great gemstone for the sacral chakra—creativity, sensuality, 1:1 relationship, etc. It’s vibration, along with essential oils like clary sage, patchouli, bergamot, ylang ylang and wild orange bring balance to the second chakra. Plus, they smell amazing together and increase libido and other feelings of spiciness.

If you’re interested in learning more about crystals, essential oils and increasing your vibe, send me a message and we can chat.

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday!

Mindful movement is a huge part of my life and I continue to work on it. Sometimes my mind wanders to work tasks or my long to-do list, but I really try to stay in the moment. I find I can call my spirit back to the present simply by taking a breath and noticing my surroundings.

I try to walk outside at least two times a day—in the winter it is a bit harder because of icy trails but I have found several routes in my day that I can take that are beautiful! I try to leave my phone in my pocket and really take in the scenery and enjoy the pause button I can choose to take.

Mindful movement is walking your way to a better state of mind. What is your practice of mindful movement?

Read more:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/mindful-movement-walking-way-better-state-mind/

Natural Cleaning

Over the last few years I have transitioned out of chemicals and into natural cleaning. Gosh, I wish I had known all this when I was raising kids.😳

Think about this—our grandparents cleaned with natural things like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, washing soap, etc…and then companies came along and mass produced synthetic and chemical filled “cleaners”.

All those products with repeated exposure can cause serious health risks. The constant cycle of illness and hormonal imbalance may be a result of exposure to these chemicals. (I am happy to share my research if you’d like it)

Our skin is our largest organ, and our lungs are the filters for our oxygen that goes into our blood and our brain, and we are touching and breathing that stuff in? 😳🤦🏼‍♀️

I now choose to clean naturally.

🍋amazing all purpose cleaner for counter tops, sinks etc.

🍋 I make a sink/tub scrub

🍋 floor cleaner

🍋 shower door spray

🍋laundry soap

🍋 wood polish

🍋fabric softener

🍋window cleaner

🍋sanitizing wipes

🍋carpet freshener

If you are done exposing you and your famly to chemicals and want to learn more, send me an email. l am happy to share my experiences and recipes.

Happy cleaning!

Wellness Wednesday—Deep Breathing

Wellness Wednesday! (A day late☺️)

Do you ever feel like you can’t catch your breath, or you’re mind is spinning, or even your physical body feels tense and tight?

I know for me sometimes my busy schedule can make me feel like this. We know that there is correlation with stress and cortisol levels, and cortisol levels lead to not so good diseases.

Check this out though! Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress. Simply taking mindful and full breaths can lower your stress, which means your cortisol is lower.

Plus you’ll be an overall happier person! Take some deep breaths, fill your lungs and then smile!

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/deep-breathing-stress-alleviation-technique/

The Longing

This week in my yoga classes we are beginning the journey into the poem The Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

I was exposed to this poem twelve years ago and it one I go back to time and time again. Imagine my happiness when I stumbled upon the book that was written from the poem itself.

This week we start out with “it doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing”.

Can you?

Can you speak the unspeakable and state, from your heart, what you want? What you need? What you desire? Can you finish this statement—it doesn’t interest me to have…when what I really want is…

For me,

I doesn’t interest me to have a large group of friends, what I really need is one that understands me.

It doesn’t interest me to have a huge house, what I really want is a home full of love.

It doesn’t interest me to be rich, what I really want is to know I made a difference.

As we explore this on the mat, we will be asked to look at our thoughts, our avoidances, our comparisons and our truth.

Can we each meet our hearts longing? Can we dare to dream?

Can you? Start by finishing this–

I want…

I need…

I desire…

Breathe with those statements for 5-6 breath cycles. Then finish this–

It doesn’t interest me if I ever have…what I really want is…

Now speak the unspeakable and listen.

Vibrant Self

See this face? This is my 47 year old face who is so incredibly grateful to coming back into my Self.

I have lived fifteen years (or more) with an autoimmune disease. I also had multiple joint surgeries in my thirties and recently had three major hip tissue reconstruction surgeries. I am FINALLY my vibrant self again. I am back to doing things I love, like hiking. (You can follow me on Instagram to see my adventures)

The toll of chronic pain has been grueling for my mind, body and spirit. Over the years I lost people, relationships and even myself for awhile dealing with the pain and it’s effects on my life. I also had some steady friends and loved ones who never wavered at loving and showing up for me. In addition to more patience and acts of surrender than I could have ever imagined needing, I turned to my beloved essential oils to help me. For many years I just used oils because they smelled good. As I started doing my own research and playing with combos, I found the perfect blend for my body. The result—this vibrant gal is BACK and loving her pain free life.

Curious what my powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant combo is?

💧tumeric

💧pink pepper

💧copaiba

💧yarrow

💧DDR prime

I choose to only use doTERRA essential oils. Using less pure or store bought may not have the same benefits and are not recommended for internal use.

These oils are available in a special kit that is a huge bundled savings. You also get some amazing other products in the kit too! And a free car diffuser and three citrus oils.

If you’re ready to bring back your vibrant self too, message me and I will hook you up with the same oils that are helping me and access to my great community.