The Benefits of Detox Baths + 10 Detox Bath Recipes

  Detox... it's almost a dirty word these days. Detoxification is more than just a fad, it's completely valid. If something is toxic, it's harmful... so it makes perfect sense that you'd want to make sure to remove anything harmful you may be subjected to, whether...

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3 Things You Can Do Today to Stop People Pleasing

I grew up as a chameleon. I always felt insecure, inferior, and inadequate. You seemed much more interesting and worthwhile than I did, so I tried doing the things you liked, tried having the same interests, the same goals. Of course, at the time I had no idea I was...

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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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DIY: Deep Cleaning Flouride Free Mouthwash

Growing up, I didn't have the best oral health routine. I was the kid who would regularly forget to brush my teeth, then when it came time to go to the dentist, I would brush frantically hoping it wouldn't be obvious. I still remember being 10 years old, brushing my...

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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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Getting Back into the Fitness Groove

There is nothing worse than getting into a rockin' fitness routine and having something happen to drive it off course. I love being active but when I get out of the habit, it is so hard to get the balling rolling again as it is for pretty much everyone I've ever...

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Getting Your Healthy Eating Habits Back on Track

Last week I talked about the indications that a backslide is starting or in full swing in managing your weight loss. This week, we are focusing on part of the solution... getting healthy eating habits back on track. I broke it up a little because just like anything...

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Weight Loss: Signs You are Starting to Backslide

You did! You have hit your goal weight, you feel amazing, and it feels weird not to have healthy habits. But then something changes, it may be a relationship, job, illness, whatever... but something comes along that shakes up your life. Your routine is completely...

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9 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Exercise

With the holiday season passing, many of us are resolving to shed pounds, reclaim our health, or be more active. Gyms and fitness equipment companies are basking in their busy season, and most people embarking on this journey are on fire, a fire that if not fueled,...

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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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6 Favorite Essential Oils for Focus

In today's modern society where we all seem to be over booked, over stressed, and over stimulated, it can be difficult at times to maintain focus. In 2015, when I started traveling frequently, there were periods of time (which was most of the time), where I feel like...

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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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“Quick & Dirty” Bodyweight Workout

Crunched for time this holiday season? Here is a workout you can do if you can't make it to the gym. It is part of my "Quick and Dirty" workout series. Why "Quick and Dirty"? It doesn't take long to get through the workout, but it really makes you break a sweat. I...

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Stay Ahead of the Curve this Holiday Season

A lot of people tend to backslide on their wellness, fitness, and weight loss goals over the holiday season. It is a bit easier to justify when you are super busy and the New Year is right around the corner, along with New Year's resolutions. It's one of the meanest...

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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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Nurture the Superhero in You

    http://youtu.be/WIm1GgfRz6M   Every now and then there comes along a song that really moves me and burns into my soul.   I am not sure if it where I am at in my life or not, but this one really resonates in me and inspire me to persevere. Lately I have been...

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8 Favorite Essential Oils for Stress Management

Over the past couple years, I have learned how different traveling is when driving versus flying. Usually it entails a whirlwind of emotions and going non-stop with the exception of something like a two hour walk down the Hudson River. (since as you know, I have a...

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DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo That Will Rock Your World

A few years ago I swore off using dry shampoo. The kind I was using was full of chemicals, came from an aerosol can, and frankly, I was abusing the right to use it. I don't normally use "product" in my hair and I probably use my straightener and blow dryer maybe 3...

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No One Is an Island – Why Your “Tribe” is Important

Have you ever gotten lost in your thoughts or felt it absolutely necessary to figure out how to do something all on your own? For some reason, this is how I am naturally programmed. At some point I decided that it was necessary to be 100% self-reliant. Perhaps it is...

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Meditation Monday – Just for a Minute!

Have you ever woken up and written off your day before even getting out of bed? Mondays are usually connected with a negative connotation, Manic Mondays, Case of the Mondays, etc. I can't think of a worse way to embark on a new week than going into the first day with...

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6 Tips to Tell the World to F*** Off, Respectfully

One thing I have learned through the years of working in the wellness industry is that many people struggle with being able to put themselves first. It's almost considered selfish these days. This leads me to... Why do you care if someone thinks you are selfish for...

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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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DIY Natural Bug Spray – Keep Bugs from Feasting on You

Have you ever sprayed yourself with conventional bug spray and touched something with printing on it afterward? I have.   It is pretty nasty!   I ended up with the print on my hand, took it right off of the package.    That's reassuring (insert heavy sarcasm here...)...

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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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Dodging Colds and Flu for the Crazy Busy

It's 2015, the year is in full swing. I don't know about you, but I have been crazy busy with lots of things going on. Some good, some not-so-good, but mostly good. Either way, so far, 2015 has been a blur! I am going to be traveling coast to coast multiple times over...

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A Tale of Two Hernias

  A few days ago I underwent surgery to repair a hernia. I bounced back and forth on whether I really needed the surgery or not. Now most ailments I normally can just mind my "p"s and "q"s when it comes to nourishment and self-care and turn to my collection of...

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When Technology is Not Your Friend

I write this from a foreign computer Mine crashed yesterday. Lately it seems I have been getting curve ball after curve ball when it comes to technology. It started Saturday, we began house-sitting and as I pull into the driveway (while already talking on the phone) I...

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7 Ways to Create More Balance in Your Life

Lately I have felt like I have been like a hamster on a wheel. You know the one you had in first grade that would endless run and run but never get anywhere?  Yeah, I feel like that guy. It takes constant surrender, connecting with a power much larger than myself,...

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Finding Strength in Surrender

Ever felt like you are continuously on the verge of drowning? I have. That feeling of frantically treading water just to stay where you are.   Like everything in the world is going against you. Here's. Your. Sign. I find that when everything I do feels like a constant...

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8 Ways to Live a Little More Each Day

Today has been one of deep introspection.   This morning I learned that someone I used to know in high school had passed away.   I have known many people over the years who have passed well before their time, but for some reason today it hit me really deeply.    I...

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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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7 Ways to Perk Up and Dominate Your Week

Slow-starting, unmotivated, uninspired, scattered, BLAH!   Sure sounds like Monday is here again.    The truth is, it's really not even that deep.   It's all in our own outlook and attitudes. Inertia -   noun \i-ˈnər-shə, -shē-ə\ : lack of movement or activity...

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Letting Go of the Stress of 2013 Using Essential Oils

It's a new year, a new you. No more stressing, more organization, so many aspirations for this new year that we are just beginning!   Let's be honest, it is not possible for most people to just say "Ok, I am starting fresh." and let go of any previous stress (unless...

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