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

  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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Fidget Spinners – Godsend or Harmful Trend

  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, if you have kids, you’ve heard of the newest trending gadget… fidget spinners. Little devices made of plastic and/or metal that boast the ability to soothe stress and pacify those of us who suffer from anxiety, autism, or...

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Enhancing Your Meditation Practice with Essential Oils

Two of my favorite things ever... essential oils and meditation. Guess what? Essential oils and meditation play well together! I'll share with you a bit about the why, but let's be completely honest here... you are more curious about how to. That's why I am going show...

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Easy Steps to Create Your Own Meditation Space

While having a dedicated meditation space is by no means necessary, it is something that I've found really nice to have. It's that daily reminder to meditate. It's inviting, safe, and inspiring. Having a dedicated space tells the universe and yourself that you are...

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My God Doesn’t Fit Into a Box

There is a huge shift happening right now and it's pretty damn exciting. Many people are becoming more open to the unknown and searching for ways to become more spiritual, even if they have reservations or blocks when it comes to organized religion.   I'm writing this...

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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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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

    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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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

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

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!

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

  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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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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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

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

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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