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9 Simple Ways to Kick Fear to the Curb

9 Simple Ways to Kick Fear to the Curb

  From time to time it hits me that I've traveled the country for two years speaking about holistic health, stress management, essential oils, and business, have two meditation podcasts - I which has consistently been in the top 100 in iTunes Alternative Health,...

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Self-Love: Your Secret Weapon Against Stress and Anxiety

Self-Love: Your Secret Weapon Against Stress and Anxiety

  Stress and anxiety often go hand in hand. When you feel stressed or anxious, your physical and mental well-being can suffer - You're definitely not living your best quality of life if you experience these things on a regular basis. Learning to love yourself can...

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10 Simple Ways to Break the Cycle of Being Too Busy

10 Simple Ways to Break the Cycle of Being Too Busy

  August has always been one of the most chaotic times of year in my household. Between kids going back to school, winding down from the summer, and my allergies setting off a POTS flare up, it's usually busy and I'm usually under the weather. This year has...

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10 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress without Medication

10 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress without Medication

Stress can sneak up out of nowhere and take hold of every area of your life. It's easy to prepare and keep an eye out for stress when you've got a big event coming up, but what about the stress that comes on like a ninja in the shadows? Sneaking up in ways you never...

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5 Ways to Add Balance to Your Life Today

5 Ways to Add Balance to Your Life Today

Balance... does it even exist?   It sure does! Thing is, when it comes to trying to find balance in our lives, most people overshoot the mark, focus solely on one area - creating a whole new imbalance, or have given up entirely.     What even is...

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Ways to Naturally Calm Anxiety

Ways to Naturally Calm Anxiety

  Anxiety. If you've ever lived with it, you know how crippling it can be. If you've ever lived with it without knowing that it was anxiety... you may have found yourself wondering if you were losing your mind. Questioning if there was something wrong with you,...

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Reclaiming Your Life No Matter What

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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7 Easy Ways to Reboot a Healthy Life

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

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...

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Embrace You & Always Remember to Shine

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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Stay Ahead of the Curve this Holiday Season

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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Nurture the Superhero in You

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...

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When Your Life No Longer Fits You

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

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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Scatter Brain Syndrome

Scatter Brain Syndrome

Ever experience so much overwhelm it seems like no matter what you do, you don't make any progress? As a born perfectionist and overachiever, I make it a regular habit of putting way too much on my plate. (It is a bit odd since I appreciate the simplicity in life more...

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Meditation Monday – Just for a Minute!

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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Self-Care In Chaotic Times

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

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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Get Lost to Be Present

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

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

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

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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My Final Day with My Last Name

My Final Day with My Last Name

My time as "Ashlie Sykora" is drawing to an end. A last name I hated growing up because it was different, hard to pronounce, hard to spell. As I entered my late teens, however, I began to embrace it. I began to love the sound of it. I appreciated that it wasn't...

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Finding Strength in Surrender

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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A Slice of Pure Serenity in a Sick Day

A Slice of Pure Serenity in a Sick Day

For having a chronic illness, I don’t get “sick-sick” very often. When I do, I get knocked flat on my butt! That has been the theme this past week. All self-induced, all worth it. Last night as I headed to bed for my night sleep, I was full of gratitude. The day had...

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