Taking Time to THRIVE

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks I haven't been online much. There is good reason for it! I have been out living. I mean, going out on adventure after adventure, thrive, making up for lost time, filling my soul at the deepest level type of living. A...

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Reclaiming Your Life No Matter What

  A few years ago, my entire life was turned upside down by a series of events. The biggest thing was getting really sick and eventually discovering I had POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia), Dysautonomia, EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), and a host of other...

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Are You Living? 3 Ways to REALLY Live

  Are you really living? It's a serious question, I promise. A lot of us aren't living. A lot of us are waiting until we get [the house, the kids, the husband, the raise, the better body, etc]. So many things that put life on hold. So many excuses to shrink into your...

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Create More Time in Your Day

Time... it's something we all wish we had more of. No matter where your income bracket lies, no matter who you are, we all have the same 86,400 seconds in each day. So why does it seem like some people have an abundance, while you have none? It doesn't really even...

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7 Easy Ways to Reboot a Healthy Life

Some people think that a healthy weight, feeling good, looking good, and such is something that happens when you eat right and workout. To an extent that's true, but there is a bit more than that involved. Chances are if you are reading, you are already pretty aware...

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When New Year Resolutions Wear Thin

It's almost a full month into the new year, so let's get real here...   How are you doing on that resolution you made back on January 1st? I am going to be honest, I don't make resolutions anymore. Three weeks was about the half-life of my resolutions and they say...

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Embrace You & Always Remember to Shine

I remember the first event I went to where I knew there would be other health and wellness professionals present and I was terrified! In my mind, my authentic self just didn't measure up. I’ve worked in the field for over a decade, but as I have not mastered the art...

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Create Space for Something Wonderful

A friend once told me that it was suggested to her that if she wanted to find a partner, to make room in her life for her ideal man. I really liked the idea of that. The idea of preparing for something great to enter our lives. It is the law of attraction at it's...

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Relieve Stress by Filtering Your Inbox

There are two types of people... those who keep an their email inboxes emptied out at all times and those who have over 1000 emails sitting in their inbox. Usually vowing that soon I'll take some time, respond, look at the interesting ones, and sort out the rest....

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The Critical Moment In Growth

There comes a point in growth that a choice must be made. This applies in areas of our lives, as well as literally in many cases. It is a critical moment that determines if growth is to cease or if the growth will continue on. It's the moment when the current space no...

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When Your Life No Longer Fits You

I am full of dreams, ideas, plans… and I usually put them into motion. However, life sometimes has different plans. I am not sure when exactly it happened, but somewhere in my early adult life (probably after making TONS of really bad life decisions) I realized and it...

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Self-Care In Chaotic Times

  When I first started traveling regularly in 2015, I quickly adapted a "preparation-mode". I'd book flights, arrange and rearrange my schedule, figure out where I would be laying my head at night, you know, the details that take just as much time as the trips...

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6 Simple Ways to Brighten Up Any Day

I love the colors of fall. The season is changing and along with it come bonfires, hoodies, trips to the apple orchards, and more activities than I know what to do with. Every year around this time, however, I always seem to get a shift in perspective... the "blahs"...

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The Story of the Butterfly – Necessary Struggles

The Story of the Butterfly (Necessary Struggles) A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go...

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Why My Blog’s Been On Hiatus and A New Challenge

The Naturally Ashlie blog has been on hiatus. It even completely disappeared for a bit! There have been a ton of change going on. It seems that has been the theme of my year almost! I want to let you know what exactly is going on with the blog and the changes you are...

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Get Lost to Be Present

I am known to be guilty from time to time of getting completely wrapped up in my life. Sounds pretty normal right? It is somewhere I don't like to be. I love my life, I am grateful for my life, but I want to experience it, not focus on it. It's like when I am wrapped...

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Beauty in Challenging Times

I love my family, I love my work, and I absolutely feel I have been extremely blessed in life. I am so grateful for the opportunity to travel and get to teach others about essential oils and the business behind it. However, I am going to be relieved when this four...

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6 Tips to Stay Healthy and Sane While Traveling

After quickly going from someone who rarely travels to someone who is away more than they are home, I have learned some hard lessons while on the road. Ask for Help If you are like me and cling to self-reliance like it's the last drop of water and you are dying of...

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Every year I hear ambitious resolutions from many people around me. Usually these resolutions are to quit something, start something, or change something. Pretty basic, right? I personally haven't made a New Year's resolution in years because they have never seemed to...

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Giving Tuesday, #Unselfies, and Dysautonomia

So I know I mention from time to time how I personally manage a lot my dysautonomia, POTS, and EDS symptoms holistically, but with Giving Tuesday an anonymous donor has offered to match all donations made to Dysautonomia International up to $20,000.   That is a HUGE...

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The Past Year in Reflection

Every year on my birthday I like to look back on the past year and reflect. I am big on not dwelling on the past, but acknowledging it is a great learning tool, sometimes looking at a bigger picture helps to see things I may have otherwise missed. As I look back on...

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Six Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Happy Mother's Day! In spirit of the holiday, I think of everything I have learned from my parents that have helped to mold and shape who I am as a person, what my values are, and how I see the world. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for them, despite years...

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