Is it shark week at your house?

Ok, I figured that this would come up sometime this month and it’s a little TMI. Guys if you are sensitive about “that time of the month” then stop reading right now. However, if you are enlightened and want to know how to help the women in your life get through what is completely natural, in a less painful way, then read on.

Menstruation… there I said it. It’s not a dirty word, its not evil, it is a natural bodily function that happens monthly for most women. There are lots of other words for this process, menses, period, Aunt Flo, Carrie, Shark Week, Leak week, whatever you call it for most women it is torture. I mean you have the lining of your uterus literally ripping away from your body and…too much? I’ll just blame that last sentence on the “girl flu”.

How about we get straight to today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” fix, Clary Calm. I can’t even begin to tell you how much this has helped in my home and all of my friends’ homes as well.

Clary Calm not only helps with the aches and bloating but helps manage all of the emotions that tend to be a bit like a roller-coaster during this week. I am so incredibly thankful for this little blend and I hope that this TMI post helps you too. #doyoudoterradaily

Have you been making merry?

Does it feel weird that Christmas was in the middle of the week? I feel like it should be the weekend but nope, my hubby and boys went back to work today.

You know what else feels weird, my belly. Everything feels a bit…off. I might’ve been making merry with the rich and sugary foods that seem to been endless (my fridge is still full). Today I woke up feeling, and looking a bit like Santa after an all-nighter binging on sugar cookies.

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is all about helping your belly! A few things that are a “must do everyday” Make sure you are taking your vitamins. I love the Life Long Vitality vitamins. I will write a longer blog all about them very soon.

I also take Terrazyme daily, this is again a whole blog post in itself. (coming soon)

And when I’ve over done like this week, its Digestzen to the rescue. There is a whole line of Digestzen products so I have a few things to choose from. Today I just needed a little Digestzen touch on my belly and I’m already feeling relief.

Sometimes with things a bit more upset then I will take some Digestzen internally. I don’t like the flavor (tastes like black licorice) so I take the Digestzen Softgels.

Not that I encourage over indulging…who am I kidding… I totally encourage it. I’m a huge food pusher. If you do happen to over indulge then these are the tools that you need to help put yourself right. #doyoudōTERRAdaily 

The Best Present Is To Be Present

Are you feeling it? The deep down, tired in your bones, I love the holiday’s but can I get some peace and quiet yet? Whatever holiday’s you are celebrating at this time of year, I want to wish you and yours good health and happiness. I also want to give you some tools to make it through the next couple of weeks with your sanity intact.

Ok I couldn’t resist…this meme made me giggle!

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about self-care.

Just for fun, on top of the holidays, my sweet daughter decided to throw in a wedding on January 2nd.  It will be a lovely one, but I knew a few things had to go for me to keep be able to get other things done.

Things I let go of this year:

  • I didn’t decorate… at all
  • No family newsletter/Christmas card
  • I didn’t make cookies for all of my neighbors (although I still might, if the mood hits me)
  • I didn’t do an advent
  • I didn’t do a secret Santa

What I am doing instead:

  • Taking the time I need to prepare for my daughter’s wedding
  • Making her bridal veil, because I want to not because I have to
  • Playing games with my family (Sorry and Skipbo are family favs)
  • Teaching my grown-up kids how to make some of my recipes so that they know how to make them for themselves when they can’t be home
  • And using my oils…all of them LOL! My happy place go to is Citrus Bliss

This time of year can be overwhelming for so may reasons but most of all…because we let it. Take “you” time. It is not selfish; the world won’t collapse because you decided to take a bath. (make sure to add bath salts with EO) And be sure to drink plenty of water, exercise a little and stretch.

You might not be able to accomplish everything that you want to do, make sure that you prioritize so you get the important things accomplished. Most of all, be present…that is the best present you can give!

#doyoudōTERRAdaily 

EO Hack for when the pressure is too much!

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is inspired by a friend that is all stuffed up. He is feeling a bit miserable and asked what Essential Oils could help. Of course, I gave him all the usual immune support help.

Onguard internally and on his feet. Breathe to help open the airways (check out this short video) and Breathe Touch or Breath Vapor Stick to rub on his chest.

Lots of water and rest. But then I surprised him when I said to rub a little Digestzen Touch on the bridge of his nose to cheek bones ( think sinus passages) forehead (upper sinuses) and bellybutton.

Wait… I thought Digestzen was for digestive health. Well my friend, here is a little EO hack that not a lot of people know but they should. Digestzen helps to break up mucus so it is the perfect blend to use when you are feeling a bit stuffed up.

Hope you don’t need this little fun fact, but if you do… you’re welcome 😉

#doyoudōTERRAdaily 

Ugh… I’m sorry!

I didn’t get my blog written yesterday. I have so many excuses and I thought about listing them all off as I figure out what to write about today. Then I took a deep breath and rolled Forgive over my heart and put Blue Tansy on my big toe.

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about forgiving yourself. So often we expect so much from ourselves and we are harsh with ourselves when we don’t accomplish our tasks. The idea of writing a quick blog everyday shouldn’t be that big of a deal, until you factor in: the person writing it really doesn’t think of herself as a writer, it’s the month of December and all that entails, her only daughter is getting married January 2nd, family obligations, daily business, household chores, opening a non-profit this month and on top of everything lets throw in a quick sewing project.

Michael said the only ugly Christmas sweater he would wear is a plain one that said “UGLY”
So I made him this one.

With daily lists as long as most of us write, it is no wonder that people are stressed all the time. It’s no wonder that we say “I’m sorry” rather than, “excuse me” when we bump into people in the grocery aisle. (Blog about that to come soon.)

So today I will slow down a bit and look at all the things I did accomplish yesterday and not the things I didn’t. ( I really do think the “ugly” Christmas sweater for my hubby turned out great!)

What can you forgive yourself for today? #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

Do you have a Vision Board?

Are you a goal setter? Do you have a vision board?  Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is inspired by my being able to take something (actually 2 things) off of my vision board (VB). WOOHOO!!!

I have big goals and huge dreams. I started a vision board YEARS ago but hadn’t been able to take anything off of it until now. First off most of the things I put on there aren’t completely in my control, so this year I added a few smaller goals that are completely in my control.

Next, I started adding Blue Tansy to my big toe before I sit down in front of my VB. If you have a VB you should sit in front of it every morning and every night imagining that those things are already true.

Why Blue Tansy and why the big toe? Blue Tansy being the Emotional Oil of Inspired Action, can you guess what it does??? That’s right, it gets your rear end in gear. It has helped so many people to stop procrastinating.  Many people named it “Anti-procrastination in a bottle” Why the BIG toe you ask?? The big toe is the reflex point of the brain, don’t we all want to have a direct effect on the brain point with inspired action. Motivation, movement and momentum, sound good to you?

So are you ready to take action in your life? Contact me for your Free Wellness Consultation. #doyoudōTERRAdaily

Get thee hence satan (or super bugs)

Oh the cleaning that has been happening around here is crazy! If you read Tuesday’s blog then you know the “visitor” that has invaded my house is not one that is a welcome guest. Hands are being washed every few minutes, my son has been banished from the kitchen and all the door handles, light switches and stair railings have been wiped down…repeatedly with OnGuard Spray.

Here’s the cool thing, no one else in the house is displaying any symptoms so we are pretty sure that our uninvited guest got the idea and has vacated the building.

You might ask why I use OnGuard and not typical household cleaners? Science is why!! Check out this super cool science project that was done by a 5th grader

Did you know that chemical cleaners are not only hazardous for your health in many ways, they are pretty ineffective. The only thing that performs as well or better than OnGuard is straight up bleach in every Petri dish experiment I’ve seen! Kids can clean with OnGuard and even lick it with no concerns to toxicity.

This was a post by Katy Smolik. Her son Hayden did a 5th-grade school project on OnGuard essential oil versus Clorox and Lysol and how it kills bacteria. His results speak volumes! Katy said the Clorox didn’t make it a day! The bacteria was sourced from their chicken coop.

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to make the switch to On Guard products. There are a bunch of them, I’m not going to stop you from getting them all (I couldn’t live without them all) but I will tell you if you can only switch one right now go with the On Guard Blend. When you have this blend, you can DIY most of the rest of them.

No time to DIY, me either, get all the OnGuard Products here. You won’t regret it

Want more info on how to “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

You put that in your mouth?

Have you ever forgotten your toothbrush when you travel? I did this weekend.  I love that hotels will provide you with a complimentary toothbrush, but have you ever really looked at the toothpaste they bring you?

Ok that little tube is so cute! But don’t let its cuteness fool you. (click on the pic for ingredients)

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about how a simple change of toothpaste can significantly impact your overall health. Onguard toothpaste to the rescues!!

Brushing your teeth everyday should be a no brainer, my question is why are there SO MANY toxins in your toothpastes? Did you know that there is a warning label on your toothpaste? I found this ingredient particularly disturbing.

I am so grateful to have doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste. It cleans my teeth and freshens my breath all without adding toxins to my body. If you want to read more about the ingredients and the benefits of doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste, click this link.

Want more info on how to “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

These boots weren’t made for walking

Oh my goodness my feet are killing me!! As much fun as it is to dress up and to wear heels I’m not sure the days of pain after are worth it.

So much fun walking around Las Vegas with good friends, after our 25 year wedding vow renewal ceremony. More pics to come!

Luckily for me I have amazing natural solutions that help me deal with the discomfort in minutes rather than days. Deep Blue to the rescue!! I rubbed a little bit of this into my feet, oh that felt good, AND a little foot massage is so good for you. Read here if you want to know more about reflexology

Here’s the thing, not only do my feet feel better but so does my back. I didn’t even realize how sore my back was until I felt the relief.

Isn’t it cool how putting oils on your feet can actually help other parts of your body?

Here are some other oils that can help with different parts of your body

The other great thing is that I didn’t have to use a product that has a list of side effects. I was able to use something natural that my body was able to “digest” just like food. Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to try Deep Blue for that high heel induced body ache. Or any other body discomfort you might be experiencing.

“Breathe” with me

Help me Breathe!!! I am allergic to cigarette smoke, well all smoke really. And I forgot that you can smoke pretty much everywhere in Las Vegas. You can’t smoke indoors anywhere in Minnesota. So I’ve been having a bit of respiratory distress since we got here.

Of course, I travel with a case of oils. And I always have “Breathe” with me.

1 drop in my hand and I’m breathing easy for hours.

You can also put Breathe in a diffuser or rub some on your feet or chest. For more ways to use Breathe check out this doTERRA blog

Want more info on how you can “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily