Fitness, Health

7 Tips to Eat Less and Lose Weight Faster

Food cravings make life difficult – just when we have planned to lose weight, we seem to feel the urge to take a look at the fridge. In simple activities, we place some snacks before us, and bang – the chips bag is suddenly empty. Time for a little self-control!

If you want to take food more consciously and, thereby, lose weight, you should learn to curb your appetite and eat less. This does not mean that you are going to suffer from feeling hungry, but that you will simply change small habits in your everyday life. With the next 7 tips, it won’t be so hard to eat less.

1. Do not go shopping hungry

You have heard this tip many times because it makes sense. In a hungry state, our body thirsts for all things that are tasty and, unfortunately, this is not limited to our favorite biscuits or vegetables. So just go to the supermarket to get only the most needed items (best with a shopping list).

2. Eat smaller portions

If there is a lot of food on our plate, we feel compelled to eat everything, especially when it is particularly delicious. In order to eat less, you only have to get smaller portions – try not to cheat!

3. Do not eat in front of the TV

Even as children, mom often left us with a delicious snack in front of the TV, and, as adults, we continue this tradition. It is so convenient to watch your favorite series with food on your lap. Unfortunately, this is a mistake, because, when we eat in front of the TV, our brain focuses mainly on what we see and hardly perceives what we eat. The sensation of saturation occurs much later. So, when you eat, concentrate on your meal only.

4. Eat more fiber

Foods with a lot of dietary fiber do not only fill you up faster, but are also good for digestion. Nuts, whole-grain products or legumes are good snacks, just like fruits and vegetables, in order to combat the heat of starvation and, thus, to eat less. However, be careful not to overdo it with these foods, because, otherwise, constipation may occur.

5. Avoid all-you-can-eat buffets

This tip is self-explanatory. Fully packed tables, which present us with endlessly many delicious dishes definitely looks so tempting. Although such buffets can save money, they are not at all useful for our purposes.

6. Avoid food containing flavor enhancers

Products that contain flavor enhancers such as glutamate (E 621) or inosinate (E 630) stimulate the appetite a lot. That’s why we want to keep eating. So, when shopping, do not buy products where taste enhancers are listed in the ingredients list.

7. Chew more consciously

Do not cut your food down, but chew it more intensely and slower. By soaking the food with enough saliva, you can ensure good digestion, and the nutrients will be absorbed more easily. In addition, a feeling of saturation becomes faster and you eat less – faster weight loss guaranteed.

With a little discipline, you can easily change your eating and shopping habits. Eating less and more deliberately, that is what matters. This way, you can definitely lose weight without having to give up too much.

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#1 reason your supplements are probably worthless and what to do about it

Bioavailability refers to the amount of a given nutrient found in supplements, food or medication that is absorbed and actively used for the biological activity of your cells and tissues. Despite this, bioavailability is often overlooked when it comes to comparing supplement brands.

The determinants of the absorption of supplements into your bloodstream include: nutrition form, time of the day taken, the body’s nutritional needs and the level of absorption of the uterine wall. All these influence the level of bioavailability. 

Absorption of Nutrients

Not all the nutrients that you consume will be absorbed and enter your bloodstream. The body can only use a portion that it takes in. Vitamins and minerals have varying bioavailability this can be due to its source, as well as other foods you ate during the meal or how the food is cooked.

After absorption, the number of nutrients retained depend on the needs of your body. This is determined by sex, age, health and the number of nutrients already in your body. The nutritional needs of a young boy and an old man are very different.

Keeping track of your nutrients and minerals

You don’t have to stress about how you are going to keep track of your vitamins with a calculator because you don’t have to.  First, make sure to eat a balanced diet. Introduce variety to all your meals including dairy foods, fruits, and vegetables.

Second, avoid popular diet trends because this deprives the body of nutrients that it may need. Eliminating some beneficial interactions among nutrients can amplify negative ones.

Lastly, first try to get your nutrients from whole foods instead of relying only on supplements. Although supplements help with dietary gaps, the nutrients from food are the most important. 

There is a huge difference between supplement brands. Regular store-bought supplements tend to yield a much lower absorption rate than premium supplements (another you get what you pay for example). Young Living supplements have an 80% absorption rate compared to conventional supplements, which only have a 30% absorption rate! That is a whopping 50% increase! This tells me you get way more bang for your buck and the supplements will be that much more effective! ⠀

The difference in these supplements is in their bioavailability and their essential oil content. Dr. Gary Young was the first to formulate nutritional supplements with essential oils. Essential oils infused into a supplement make the nutrients and vitamins more bioavailable in the body. This means the body can absorb them and use them as nutrients.⠀

Are you wondering how it works? Essential oils help increase the assimilation (absorption) of other nutrients on a cellular level and they help remove waste from the cells, which helps detoxify them, in turn causing the cells to function at a higher level!⠀

So… The bottom line is that you should 100% be taking Young Living’s supplements over your store bought ones! Start making the switch with an easy one like your Probiotic and get that into your Essential Rewards cart stat!⠀

Click here to see what supplements I use and trust

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Weight Management Protocol – Slique

Young Living’s powerful line of Slique weight-management products can help you achieve amazing results! As you begin to incorporate Slique into your diet, shift your mindset, make better choices, and start to move (a.k.a. exercise), you’ll be able to maximize your efforts and discover a slimmer you. Let’s go!

Quality Matters

From essential oils to weight management supplements, quality matters! When you shop with Young Living you are getting quality products backed by a ‘Seed to Seal’ guarantee that you won’t find anywhere else. You can expect that Young Living will provide you with only the BEST!

  • plant material that is grown on corporately-owned farms or carefully vetted partner farms (that you CAN visit!)
  • sustainable farming and sourcing practices, providing the purest oil
  • great care taken to preserve and protect natural resources
  • hand-weeded fields and ZERO use of pesticides
  • oils that retain all their natural constituents and therapeutic properties
  • use of food-grade distillers with state-of- the-art design and distillation methods
  • low pressure and low temperature distillation, without the use of solvents or synthetic chemicals
  • rigorous testing on each batch by internal labs and third-party facilities
  • oils that are carefully reviewed through every step of production in order to meet or exceed industry safety and purity standards (beyond organic!)

And the best part… if these products do not meet their high standards they are rejected and will not be bottled or packaged as a Young Living product. Now that’s amazing!!

Mind Over Matter

Before we dive into the products, we must talk about mindset. When you start on a journey to better health, it is uber important that the thoughts you think and the words you speak line up with the outcome you wish to achieve.

If you are like me, you probably have said “I need to lose weight” time and time again. What I didn’t realize was that when you speak of something being ‘lost’, the mind automatically begins to search for ways to find what is ‘lost’. I don’t know about you, but I definitely DON’T want my mind looking for ways to find weight!

When you use the words ‘want’ or ‘need’, it signifies lack or being without. It speaks to limitation and not having a choice. But you DO have a choice! Every decision, every change begins with a choice. You will feel more empowered, more in control, and more equipped to tackle this lifestyle change when you make the CHOICE to do it and you start consciously shifting your thoughts and words.

Repeat after me:

“I choose to make better choices.”

“I have the ability to take care of my body.”

“I deserve to be healthy!”

Can you feel the shift in energy?

Slique

Now that you have made the CHOICE to better your health, let’s take a look at some tools that will make this journey easier. Young Living’s Slique line can help you manage your weight, create feelings of satiety, and provide nutritional support when combined with proper diet and exercise.

A ‘Slique in 60 Satisfaction Guarantee’ is even available for Slique Kits. If you’re unsatisfied at the end of the trial period, Young Living will give you a product credit equal to the amount of your purchase. That’s incredible! For full details on the guarantee, click here.

*For most Slique products: if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

Slique Essence

Now let’s take a closer look at the individual products within the Slique line. Slique Essence is a blend that contains Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint, and Ocotea. These all work together to help control hunger. #praisehands

Slique Essence can be used as a tasty addition to a hot cup of Slique Tea or as an extra splash of flavor in your water (which you should be drinking plenty of!). The addition of Spearmint can also aid in digestion, while the stevia gives it a hint of sweetness without the calories. #winwin

Usage: Add 2-4 drops to 4-6 oz. of your favorite beverage, Slique Tea, or water. Use as needed throughout the day whenever hungry.

Slique Shake

This vegan-friendly meal replacement shake is formulated with Slique Essence (the blend we just talked about), making it very satisfying so you won’t reach for that chocolate bar later in the day. The high protein content also helps maintain lean muscle mass.

Slique Shake’s berry flavor is delicious mixed with almond milk or fruit (in a smoothie). It contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMO ingredients. Instead, Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolfberries, and strawberries. The formula also includes pea protein, quinoa, wolfberry, pumpkin seed protein, and alfalfa grass juice, making it an excellent source of dietary fiber and extra tasty! Slique Shake also includes a fruit and vegetable blend that provides essential vitamins and minerals that many meal replacement options don’t offer.

Usage: Just replace a meal every day with one shake! Easy enough, right?

Try this recipe!

  • 12 oz. almond milk
  • 1 handful of hulled strawberries
  • 1/2 small banana
  • Fresh mint or a drop of Spearmint/ Peppermint Vitality
  • 1 Slique Shake packet

Blend until thoroughly combined and enjoy!

Slique CitraSlim Capsules

Slique CitraSlim is an all-natural formula that includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess fat when used in conjunction with a healthy weight-management plan. This polyphenolic mixture of flavonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. This blend may also support the release of free fatty acids, which help break down fat.*

Bottom line: These natural ingredients all work with your body to achieve healthy weight management, burn excess fat, increase antioxidant activity, support energy levels, and boost your metabolism. Yes please!

Slique CitraSlim features a two-capsule formulation in a convenient dual-serving daily sachet.

  • Once-Daily Liquid Capsule: The liquid capsule delivers pomegranate seed oil, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils. This blend is high in citral, which is a constituent that may increase metabolic activity.*
  • Powder Capsules: Three power-packed powder capsules contain a proprietary citrus extract blend, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, and a customized blend of enzymes and four essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Spearmint, and Fennel.

Usage: Consume 2 powder capsules in the morning with 8 ounces of water. Consume 1 powder and 1 liquid capsule with 8 ounces of water in the afternoon, before 3 p.m. If you miss taking your capsules in the morning, you may take all 4 capsules together in the afternoon, before 3 p.m.

Sounds amazing right? Learn even more about this gem here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.

Slique Tea

Slique Tea is yummy!! If you haven’t tried it yet — you need to! Just imagine sipping on an exotic drink made from jade oolong tea, Ecuadorian cacao powder, and Sacred Frankincense powder! Oh my goodness, that sounds like a drink fit for royalty. Well, adjust your crown, my friend, because it can be yours.

Slique Tea is a great alternative to sugary drinks and sodas thanks to its natural ingredients that help support individual weight goals. The jade oolong tea leaves are handpicked from the high mountain regions of Taiwan, and are sought after for their rich aroma and powerful antioxidant content. The Ocotea leaf was traditionally used by natives for health and wellness. This unique blend is then enhanced with Sacred Frankincense powder…. and you know what Frankincense can do, right? If not — look it up! This drink is delicious hot or cold when you start to crave something naughty.

Usage: Bring 8 ounces of water to a rolling boil, let cool for 3½ minutes. Place one pouch in a cup, mug, or filter and add water. Steep for at least 3 minutes. Add your favorite Young Living Vitality essential oils as desired. Use daily before and after workouts, with meals, or any time you need a natural boost. Contains naturally occurring caffeine and tea antioxidants.

Slique Bars

Finally, a healthy low-calorie snack that actually tastes good! Slique Bars have a medley of exotic fruits and nuts that can help you feel fuller longer, moderate unhealthy cravings, and provide healthy calories and essential nutrition.

These bars come in Tropical Berry Crunch (only 140 calories) and Chocolate-Coated Tropical Berry Crunch (only 150 calories). Any chocolate lovers out there?

Usage: Consume before or between meals with 12 ounces of water to help control hunger. Individuals who may be sensitive to high-fiber diets should exercise care when consuming more than 2 bars daily.

Allergens: Contains baru nuts, almonds, coconut, and soy. Manufactured in a facility that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, soy, milk, and eggs. Contains bee product.

Slique Gum

Did you know that ancient travelers throughout the Middle East used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger? Slique Gum offers those same benefits in a modern-day form to help control food cravings and improve oral health. Cool, huh?

The natural sweeteners and the act of chewing can help alleviate snack cravings. The Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils also help to freshen your breath. #LearnSomethingNewEveryDay

Slique Gum is certainly different from the typical ‘gum’ purchased at the store but it’s a great way to curb those cravings!

Usage: Chew one tablet before or after meals.

Slique Kits

To help take the guesswork out of creating your own wellness plan, Young Living has put together FOUR pre-made Slique kits suited for any budget. You set your goals, then decide on the best kit to help you achieve them.

If you aren’t a member of Young Living yet, grab a Basic Starter Kit THEN add on one of these Slique Kits at the wholesale price! You will continue getting that same 24% discount on all your future YL purchases.

Slique Complete Kit includes:

  • (2) Slique® Shake (30-Day Supply)
  • (2) Slique Tea, 25 ct
  • (2) Slique CitraSlim™ (30-Day Supply)
  • (5) Slique Gum, 8 ct
  • (1) Slique Essence
  • (4) Slique Bars, 6 pk

Slique Advanced Kit includes:

  • (1) Slique Tea, 25 ct
  • (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)
  • (1) Slique Shake (15-Day Supply)
  • (3) Slique Gum, 8 ct
  • (1) Slique Essence
  • (2) Slique Bars, 6 pk

Slique Assist Kit includes:

  • (1) Slique Tea, 25 ct
  • (3) Slique Gum, 8 ct
  • (1) 15-ml Slique Essence
  • (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)

Slique Maintain Kit includes:

  • (1) Slique CitraSlim (15-Day Supply)
  • (1) 15-ml Slique Essence

Get the Best Deal

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Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing at a discount?

Young Living has several options to help you get started and snag the best deal possible. Even if you already have your own Young Living account, there are still some money-saving tricks you need to know!

Not yet a member? Pick out your Starter Kit … HERE!

A Few Side Notes

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  • Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes ONLY, and to motivate and empower you to make your own wellness journey based on your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider.
  • The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Fitness, Health, Recipes

3 Powerful Slimming Drinks You Can Make at Home

In the fight against excess pounds, slimming drinks play an important role. In the modern world, obesity is becoming a problem for an increasing number of people, regardless of age, gender or social status.

Sedentary work, a sedentary lifestyle, a huge number of places for a snack on the run sooner or later lead a person to increase in body weight. Fighting excess weight has subsequently become a priority in many countries around the world.

The use of beverages for weight loss also promotes:

– body cleansing;

– the restoration of health;

– an elevated standard of living.

It is not a secret for anyone that it is much more difficult to lose weight than to gain some. To cope with this difficult task, you need exercise, fitness, a balanced diet, as well as tasty and healthy drinks for weight loss.

Everyone who has faced the problem of excess weight begins their path to weight loss with attempts to limit themselves in what concerns food. Often, this method does not bring the desired result. What, in this case, does a person need to achieve their goal?

They are going to seek additional means that will help get rid of the life-threatening pounds. First of all, this will come in the form of sports, and secondly – it will be a diet tailor-made for their own body. One contribution to that diet is provided by fat-burning drinks. They are low-calorie, taste good, and are easy to make.

Types of drinks for weight loss

Drinks that effectively fight excess weight are special herbal teas with spices and honey, fruit and vegetable cocktails, berry smoothies and a novelty that has recently made its way into the world of slimming – Sassy Water (named for the nutritionist who created it).

It should be noted that, along with the consumption of these drinks, not only does one lose weight, but the human body will also be relieved of any slag, the antioxidants will eliminate toxins, the metabolism will be accelerated, the digestion process will improve, and, as a result, the person will feel an unprecedented burst of energy.

Recipes for weight loss drinks

Recipe #1. The Miracle Sassy Water

There’s nothing complicated about Sassy Water. To make it, you need a couple of liters of pure still water, a ginger root, fresh mint or melissa, a small cucumber and lemons.

Prepare it in the evening, so that during the night, it has infused and absorbed all the useful substances. Prepare only one helping if you want to enjoy a fresh drink the next morning.

All of the solid ingredients must be thoroughly washed, crushed and mixed with the two liters of water. That’s it, the drink is ready!

Keep Sassy Water preferably in a cool place. Every night, you will have to prepare a new portion of the cocktail. It is recommended to drink it the next morning on an empty stomach. The first portion is one glass, then, during the day, you need to drink the rest of the mixture.

The ingredients in the drink have a beneficial effect on the body. The fiber-rich cucumber kills the feeling of mild hunger and slows down the transformation of carbohydrates into fats.

Recipe #2. Green herbal cocktails

The green herbal cocktail is jam-packed with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, macro- and micronutrients.

To make this truly healing drink, you need a set of your favorite fresh herbs, a little water, a blender, any vegetables or fruits (cucumbers, tomatoes, asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, avocados, apples, grapefruit, kiwis…), a pinch of spice (a mixture of peppers or Provencal herbs would be great for a vegetable cocktail), cinnamon, vanilla, ground sweet paprika, cloves and other seasonings.

All of the prepared ingredients should be simply ground in a blender, then half of the result splashed with water and put in a refrigerator for a while. This green cocktail fights off hunger well and can easily be used as a pre-lunch snack.

Recipe #3. Beetroot and carrot-apple juice with celery

In the application of beet juice, one very important point needs to be considered: this juice cannot be consumed in its pure form, in order to avoid problems associated with cardiac activity and digestion. To accustom the organism to beet juice, it is necessary to up the dose gradually, starting from 50 ml and diluting it with juice or water.

So, for the preparation of beetroot-carrot-apple juice, you will need beets, carrots, green apple, celery and pure filtered water. All of the ingredients must, as usual, be ground in the blender, splashed with water and left in the cold for a couple of hours. You can drink this juice throughout the day.

This super-useful cocktail will contribute to the removal of toxins, cleanse the vessels, improve the general condition of the body and fill it with energy.

The use of beverages for weight loss has a beneficial effect on the human body, helps it get rid of excess weight and accumulated slag, and also improves mood and appearance.

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new year to wellness

Get ready for a fun-filled post with tips for making small, sustainable shifts; recipes for healthy snacks; and practical, toxin-free self- care products that will have you excited to put on your skinny jeans! Join the revolution to live a healthier, happier life where you feel energized and empowered to create lasting memories with your loved ones.

quality matters

Before we get into all of the amazing ways you can stay healthy in 2019 with essential oils and Young Living products, we want to share with you why we believe in and trust Young Living and their quality products.Young Living calls it a “Seed to Seal” promise and they stamp it on every single one of their products. They abide by very strict guidelines to fulfill their promise to send pure, safe, and effective products to your home.

Here are some of their guidelines:

  • Their farms and partner farms all abide by strict standards.
  • They select the strongest seeds from strong thriving plants.
  • They hand-weed and use their own oils on plants for pest control to avoid the use of toxic chemicals.
  • They harvest at peak times to ensure quality oils.
  • They distill on site without chemicals.
  • They test every batch. If it doesn’t meet their standards because of weather conditions or for any other reason, they do not bottle it up.

All of these factors make a huge difference in quality and effectiveness. Check out more about their Seed to Seal promise

usage & safety

Before we dive into specifics, let’s talk about usage and safety.

AROMATICALLY: Put 6-8 drops of an oil or a combo of oils in your diffuser. The diffuser will send the oil into the air and fill the room with your essential oils.

TOPICALLY: Apply essential oils to your skin.

Diluting first is recommended. A conservative dilution would one drop of essential oil with 10-15 drops of coconut, grape seed, or almond oil and then apply it to your skin.

Citrus oils like Lemon are photosensitive. Please avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application to areas where you have applied citrus oils topically.

Avoid putting essentials oils in the eyes or ears directly.

INTERNALLY: Young Living oils are pure and are labeled as Generally Regarded as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Because of their purity, some people like to ingest their oils to avoid “smelling” like an oil, or to support their body from the inside out.

There is no right or wrong way. Chose one and try it out! Try out each option to see which ones you prefer.

personal growth: turning inward

Once your mindset changes from within, everything on the outside will change with it. The mind is a VERY powerful thing. What you THINK becomes what you DO and what you DO becomes who you ARE.

Spending the time and energy to reflect on yourself, through journaling, meditation, or other mind/body connection activities like yoga can help you uncover your goals and shift your mindset in a positive and productive way.

Try these 4 tools to help you turn inward and reflect:

1. Use conscious language to speak with positive intention.

2. Write down a list of things you are grateful for each day.

3. Train your brain to think your future into existence with personal affirmations.

4. Write down or reflect your future goals coming to life with visualization.

Essential oils can take these daily practices to the next level.

OILS FOR MEDITATION or QUIET TIME

  • Frankincense* – used in meditation for its ability to ground, balance, and uplift.
  • Peace & Calming™* – The Ylang Ylang in this blend has been said to balance male and female energies; great for meditation.

OILS FOR SELF-REFLECTION or JOURNALING

  • Release™ – a blend with a relaxing aroma that facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration. It also promotes harmony and balance when diffused. Use this when journaling or reading.
  • Gratitude™ – foster a grateful attitude and embrace the blessings in your life. The uplifting aroma of Gratitude™ invites a feeling of emotional and spiritual progress.

*Come in the Oils Premium Starter Kit

physical activity: preparation

Most excuses for not working out have something to do with “not having enough time.” One easy way to remove this excuse from your vocabulary is to plan for your workouts ahead of time.

  1. Plan your workout time the day before and keep it sacred.
  2. Tell people you are planning to workout a certain number of times a week so that they can help hold you accountable.
  3. Pack a gym bag and keep it in your car so that you can stop at the gym or a fitness class while you are out and about.

GYM BAG FRESHENING SPRAY

  • 2 T. witch hazel
  • 15 drops of preferred essential oil*
  • 3 oz. of water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and use as needed.

*Purification is great for getting odors out of shoes and a stinky gym bag. Thieves is preferred when wet gym clothes will be sitting in your bag all day.

PRO TIP: Apply a few drops of diluted PanAway to sore muscles after your workout. This will prevent the excuse “I’m too sore to workout” on day two! And good news… PanAway comes in the Oils Premium Starter Kit!

diet: tips for success

TIP 1: PLAN FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Make a list of things you can cook at the beginning of the week and enjoy multiple times. Soups, chili, grilled chicken breast, & sauteed veggies are examples of foods that can be made in larger amounts and spread out throughout the week.

TIP 2: MAKE IT EASY TO STAY ON TRACK

Store healthy foods in clear containers on the top shelf of the fridge and at the front of your pantry. This is a mental trick!

TIP 3: SNACK TIP FOR BUSY BEES

Prepare your snacks in advance to make them easy to grab and go. If you have a snack on hand, you are less likely to turn to something sugary and processed that will make you feel sluggish while hindering your new healthy habits.

TIP 4: DITCH AND SWITCH

When focusing on your diet, swap out unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones.

Here are a few easy swaps:

  • DITCH Spaghetti & SWITCH to zucchini noodles
  • DITCH chips and crackers & SWITCH to air popped popcorn
  • DITCH soda & SWITCH to sparkling water or tea (hot or cold)
  • DITCH sugary breakfast & SWITCH to overnight oats or hard boiled eggs and a side of fruit

EASY GRAB-N-GO SNACKS FOR A BUSY LIFESTYLE

Wolfberry Trail Mix

Mix together your favorite nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, etc.) and add in Young Living Dried Wolfberries. Store in ziploc snack bags for easy an grab & go snack.

  • 1 cup Young Living Dried Wolfberries
  • 1/2 cup banana chips (optional)
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Veggie Dip

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 drops Dill Vitality™ essential oil or 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality™* essential oil or ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

Mix together and enjoy with your favorite chopped veggies!

*Come in the Oils Premium Starter Kit

self-care

A morning routine might be the most important thing you do in a day. A solid morning routine will set you up for success throughout the rest of your day. It will make you feel GREAT and ready to tackle the world. Spend a half an hour a day taking care of yourself and you will optimize your productivity all day long.

Here are ten activities for you to accomplish in the morning. They will set you up for success!

1. Make your bed

2. Drink a glass of water right when you wake up

3. Take a lemon juice and a Young Living NingXia Red Shot

4. Wash your face and brush your teeth

5. Take your Vitamins

6. Eat a balanced breakfast

7. Exercise or set aside time to move, stretch, foam roll, etc.

8. Pamper yourself (use a skin brush, take a bath, or exfoliate with a coffee skin scrub)

9. Take three deep breaths

10. Find gratitude in your life/journal

Coffee Skin Scrub

  • 8 oz. glass jar with lid
  • 10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 1 cup unbrewed ground coffee
  • ½ cup olive oil or other oil of your choosing

Combine all ingredients. Mix together well. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply scrub in the shower a few times a week to desired areas such as thighs, belly, and arms; rinse off. Apply a screen over your drain to catch the coffee grounds if needed.

relationships with others

Whether you are spending time with your kids, enjoying a girls night in, or catching up with some friends, cultivating deep, intentional relationships with others is important for growth and balance in your life.

TIME WITH FAMILY

Finding time and space for family and maintaining those relationships is crucial for a balanced life. Setting boundaries and carving out time each day can help you keep your family time sacred. Here are a few tips:

  1. Apply or diffuse Present Time essential oil to help you focus on the here and now, so you can get beyond the past and move forward while re-establishing your boundaries and committing to family time this year.
  2. Be vocal to your friends and team members about what time of the day you are turning off your phone and checking out of social media. Write down three “non-negotiables” and stick to them!
  3. Don’t be so quick with your answers when your team reaches out with questions. This sounds harsh but if you set the expectation with your team that you will get back to them during your business hours, it will empower them to look for the answers first and practice patience and respect your boundaries. This can be applied to many scenarios!

TIME WITH FRIENDS

“We are the average of the five people we associate with most.” Reflect on that for a moment. Who is in your tight circle? Who is your tribe? Are they positive, motivated, excited about life, about the future, about their goals? If not, start to invest your energy in surrounding yourself with more positive people. Invite them to a girls night out and get ready together with Young Living Savvy minerals makeup or plan a night in cooking or crafting. If you haven’t tried Savvy Minerals or YL skincare products yet, they are AMAZING – no harmful ingredients – only ones that are beneficial to your skin!

career & life purpose

The average person will spend 90,000 hours working in their lifetime. That is a lot of time spent NOT doing something you love. The modern employee changes career paths 12-15 times throughout their lives! What might that say about people’s satisfaction in the work that they do?

Eighty-six percent of people today report making extra money from a “side hustle”! Having a side hustle is not only a way to bring in extra income, it provides a creative outlet to do something you’re passionate about. For some, it could be building a business helping others find health and wellness through Young Living products. For others it could be coaching a sport or starting an Etsy shop to sell homemade goods and art. It is encouraging to know that more and more people are feeling inspired to do things they love!

You are the only person in your life that can discover your true passion. Maybe you already know what that is or maybe it will take a lifetime of exploration. Wherever you are in the process, there’s an oil to support you on your journey.

OILS TO SUPPORT YOUR PASSION OR GOALS

  • ABUNDANCE: This blend combines oils such as Orange and Ginger, which were used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace.
  • STRESS AWAY*: This blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla Extract, Ocotea, and Lavender includes soothing and calming oils to help you feel stress-free during the daily grind or while exploring your life’s passion.
  • EN-R-GEE: Diffuse or apply topically during your morning routine before work or during that mid-day slump to enjoy the stimulating, spicy-pine fragrance of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils.

*Comes in the Oils Premium Starter Kit

get the best deal

Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing at a discount?

Young Living has several options to help you get started and snag the best deal possible. Even if you already have your own Young Living account, there are still some money- saving tricks you need to know!

Not yet a member? Pick out your Starter Kit … HERE!

  • Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes ONLY, and to motivate and empower you to make your own wellness journey based on your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider.
  • The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Health, Recipes

4 Easy Tips on How to Make Healthy Recipes

For many people, making healthy recipes and food prepping seems too difficult and time consuming…

But with some advance planning and some basic knowledge of nutrition, it is easy to create a week’s worth of healthy meals that you and your family will love. The key to creating delicious and healthy meals for the family is planning …and lot’s of it!

Planning ahead of time an entire week of healthy recipe meals is the best way to create dishes you can be proud of, while keeping cost and time commitment to a minimum. So below are amazing tips you can use to make healthy meals all the time. 

Healthy Recipe Tip #1:

Using convenient appliances such as slow cookers and microwaves can be a huge time saver when planning and preparing meals. There are many delicious and healthy recipes that can be started in the morning and left to cook all day in a crock pot or slow cooker. These are great choices for working and/or busy families.

In addition, making the meals ahead of time on the weekend and heating them in the microwave is a great way to stretch both your food and your time. There are many microwavable healthy meals you can make at home, and single serving microwave safe containers allow every member of the family to eat on their own schedule. Don’t own a microwave? No problem. Switch to oven safe containers and reheat using an oven.

When planning the meals for the week, it is a good idea to create a chart listing each day’s menu and each days’ schedule. Here’s a smart tip…plan the quickest and easiest to prepare meals for the busiest days of the week.

Healthy Recipe Tip #2:

Get your family involved in creating the week’s meal plan by asking for their input and noting everyone’s favorite foods. It is still very important to eat healthy meals, so that (of course) does not mean eating pizza every night or having ice cream for dinner. But involving your spouse and children in healthy recipe planning, you’ll help to increase their interest in healthy eating right away.

It is also a good idea to get your entire family involved in the preparation of the meals. Even children too young to cook can help out by setting out the dishes, chopping vegetables, clearing the table and washing the dishes. This is also a great way to learn math skills through measuring ingredients. Win-win.

Healthy Recipe Tip #3:

Cooking large quantities of healthy food recipes – and freezing the leftovers – is a easy way to save time. Cooking large amounts of stews, soups, pasta, chili and casseroles can be a huge time saver. Making double and even triple batches of these staple foods, and freezing the leftovers for later use, is a great way to save both time and money.

When freezing leftovers, however, it is important to label the containers carefully, using freezer tape and a permanent marker. Try to keep the oldest foods near the top to avoid having to throw away expired items.

Stocking up on meats when they are on sale is another great way to use that valuable freezer space. Stocking up on such easily frozen foods as chicken, turkey, ground beef, steaks, roasts and chops is a great way to make your food dollar stretch as far as possible while still allowing you and your family to enjoy delicious healthy meals every day.

Healthy Recipe Tip #4:

Keeping a well stocked pantry is as important as keeping a well stocked freezer. Stocking the pantry with a good supply of staple items like canned vegetables, canned fruits, soup stocks and the like will make healthy recipe preparation much faster and easier. 

Stocking the pantry can save you money as well as time. Grocery stores are always running sales, and these sales are a great time to stock up. Buying several cases of canned vegetables when they are on sale, for instance can save lots of money and provide the basic ingredients for many nutritious, easy to prepare meals.

Examples of great staples to stock up on include whole grain cereals, pastas, tomato sauce, baked beans, canned salmon, tuna and whole grain breads. It is easy to combine these staples into many great meals on a moment’s notice.

Fitness, Health

9 pro tips to perk up your at-home workout

There’s a million and a half reasons to work out at home: global pandemics, budgets, little ones, time constraints. Or maybe you just prefer your makeshift gym and personal playlist! Even if you’re not a weekend warrior, you can still get into beast mode at home.

Tips for a successful at-home workout

Just because your gym session is under your own roof doesn’t mean you have to give up on gains! Here are some essential oils for your workout and some trade secrets on how to maximize your exercise.

Look forward to it

Instead of viewing your workouts as a chore, treat them like the opportunity of a lifetime. We’ve got these miraculous bodies—let’s get excited to move them! To turn your fitness regimen from to-do list to bucket list:

  • Find a podcast or TV show that you reserve for working out.
  • Diffuse a motivational diffuser blends during your reps.
  • Make it a habit! The more you do it, the more you’ll love it and hate to go without it.

Pencil it in

Designate 30 minutes to an hour that’s reserved for you and your health! Whether you start small with 1–2 days a week or go for the big time with daily reminders, make sure your calendar is set with notifications and alarms to get you going.

Rely on a support system

When that calendar ping isn’t motivation enough to throw on some leggings and start moving, have your friends and family jump in as cheerleaders. Gym buddies aren’t reserved for the gym. That’s why we call them fitness friends!

  • Find a pal you can text or call right before your workout starts.
  • Recruit someone in your household to join you! If adults aren’t available and the music is boppin’ enough, kids will love to run around with you.
  • Count on furry friends too! We promise—if your dog gets in the habit of a daily walk, he’ll never let you forget it!

Add pep to your step with pre-workout

At least 30 minutes before each workout, it is important to increase the amount of water you consume. Supplement this with your choice of NingXia Red® for added nutrition, NingXia Nitro™ and Slique™ Tea to increase alertness, and a clear capsule with 4-6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil to get ready for your workout. These products work together to help improve energy and endurance and increase thermogenics in the body.

Immediately following this preparation, it is important to warm up the body to prepare your muscles for the workout. If your muscles are sore, gently rub a few drops of Peppermint essential oil onto the affected area to help soothe the minor discomfort. As with any workout regimen, a healthy diet and proper technique will help you achieve your fitness goals.

Recommended Pre-Workout Products:

NingXia Red: NingXia Red’s cascading energy and nutrient-rich formula is a perfect way to prepare for any workout.

NingXia Nitro: NingXia Nitro is an all-natural way to enhance physical performance. Not only does it deliver a unique combination of B vitamins, essential oils, and green tea extract, but it also contains Bioenergy Riobose®, a premium ingredient clinically proven to increase energy, accelerate recovery, and reduce fatigue and muscle pain.

Slique Tea: By providing a rare blend of jade oolong leaves, ocotea, and frankincense powder, Slique Tea is a delicious beverage that provides a natural energy boost.

Slique Essence Essential Oil Blend: Young Living’s Slique Essence essential oil blend contains a unique combination of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea essential oils that uplifts and energizes.

Lemongrass Essential Oil: Lemongrass essential oil contains high levels of citral, a compound that may support thermogenic activity in the body when consumed.

Peppermint Essential Oil: When ingested, Peppermint essential oil supports digestion and may improve concentration and mental acuity.  When used topically, it soothes sore muscles.

ningxia nitro pre workout, weights, water bottle, running shoes

Mix it up

If you find yourself bored to tears by the same arm and leg workout, try something new! What about yoga? Online videos? A new video instructor? HIIT? Functional fitness or any of the other dozens of trending workouts? Hey, maybe even those old 80s videos hidden in the basement could be fun. If all else fails to grab your attention, turn on some jams and dance around the kitchen!

Give yourself some space

If you can, create a designated area you work out in each day. No extra room? Make do with that you have!

  • Push furniture aside to make room for yoga mats or floor workouts.
  • Use a kitchen chair for tricep dips, lunges, or step ups.
  • Use backpacks with books in them to add resistance or weight.
  • Anything goes! A kid’s old jump rope is your new cardio. A gallon of milk is your new 8-pound weight. Your kitchen timer is your new interval trainer.

Keep it fresh

With your weekday workout out of the way, you deserve a pick-me-up! Enjoy a spritz of fresh water and a revitalizing scent on your neck, chest, and arms.
In a glass spray bottle, combine:

Shake well before spraying.

PRO tip: Store the bottle in the fridge for water that is extra cool!

See how far you’ve come

When you hit the gym, you keep track of your PB (personal bests). Why not do the same at home? Every time you go an extra mile, do a few more reps with a heavier weight, or conquer that headstand, celebrate! Jot it down in your journal, share it on social media, call your mom. The important thing is to compete against yourself, not other people, and recognize every win!

End on the right note

If you do anything on this list, make it this one. The second you finish your at-home workout, it can be tempting to rush to the next thing. Treat your body right by recovering right!

Now that you are all warmed up with the pre-workout suggestions, it’s time to begin your workout! When working out it is important to remember three things: technique, hydration, and recovery.

Technique
Proper technique and form help you avoid injury and maximize results. A vital part of proper technique is how you breathe. During aerobic exercises, get your breathing into a pattern; when training with weights, exhale when exerting.

Keep Breathe Again™ close by to help open nasal passages. Know your limitations and don’t overdo it. If you are new to this type of exercise, start out with a basic workout.

Hydration
The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Keeping your body properly hydrated helps flush out the toxins that are released when working out. Adding a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to your water keeps you alert during your workout.

Recovery
Once you’ve finished your workout, be sure to cool down and stretch the worked muscle groups to avoid injury. Drinking Pure Protein Complete™ after a workout delivers much-needed, essential oil-infused amino acids to muscles that have been broken down and worked. Protein also helps build enzymes that help your body adapt to sports that require endurance, such as running or biking.

When your muscles are fatigued, the use of Deep Relief™ Roll-on and PanAway®is encouraged. These essential oil blends should be a must-have in your gym bag and work to help soothe sore and tight muscles. Apply these as desired when you feel discomfort.

Lastly, don’t forget to supplement. Finish off your workout with a 2-oz. shot of NingXia Red® along with Master Formula, an essential oil-infused multivitamin packed with nutrient-dense superfruits, plants, and vegetables that will deliver a full-spectrum of bioactive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your body. Follow that up with a Slique Bar to minimize hunger cravings between meals and you have the endings of a perfect workout.

Finally, don’t forget your Thieves® Wipes to wipe down your equipment and to keep yourself and family safe from germs.

We hope this series has helped you discover the myriad ways to infuse your workouts with the benefits of Young Living products. Please visit the comments section and share other Young Living products you like to use when working out!

Fitness, Health

3 Months of Wellness – Step by step guide to jumpstart the year

so, why 3 months?

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If you want to make changes at the cellular level, you need to be consistent with health practices for a few months to give your body a chance to regenerate new healthy cells to actually FEEL a difference! Hence the 3-month plan!!!

Not yet a member? Pick out your Starter Kit … HERE!

If you are going to commit to changing your health over the next 3 months, commit to joining…

Young Living’s Essential Rewards.

Why??? SAVE MONEY and RECEIVE FREE PRODUCTS!

how does it work?

POINTS BACK

When you order on Essential Rewards you will get between 10-25% back in ER points to use to get free products.

FREE LOYALTY GIFTS

You will also get free gifts for being a loyal ER member at month 3, 6, 9, and 12 and once a year thereafter.

FREE PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

When you order 100 PV or 190 PV, in one single order, you will receive FREE promotional items that change every single month. It is a great way to try new products or stock up on favorites for FREE!

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED ER KITS

Order kits like Thieves and NingXia Red at a discounted rate.

REQUIREMENT

A minimum order of 50 PV (Product Value) one time each month. Cancel at any time with no penalty or fee.

HOW TO JOIN

Log into your account and click on “ER Monthly Order” to get started.

Make sure you also set up your PV assistant (as a backup cart) so you never fall below your desired order amount!

month one

In order to make an EASY transition to a healthier lifestyle, you want to replace items in your home that are exposing you to toxins EVERY SINGLE DAY.

You cannot live a 100% toxin-free life. You are exposed to air pollution, contaminated groundwater, and even harmful chemicals in stores and office buildings, but YOU control the products you purchase and bring into your home. One of the easiest things we can do is ditch and switch the products that we use every single day.

Most generic personal care and home care products are filled with harmful chemicals that cause a lot of damage to your body. These products contain ingredients that are carcinogens, asthma instigators, endocrine disruptors, and poisons. #NoThanks

Let’s get all those things OUT of your home and bring in the GOOD products that have SAFE ingredients that actually allow you to live ABOVE the wellness line. The Young Living Thieves line is the perfect way to ditch the YUCK and switch to the GOOD.

month one order ideas

OPTION 1:

Thieves Essential Rewards Kit (save $38!)

  • Thieves Essential Oil Blend, 15 ml
  • Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner, 14.4 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Mouthwash, 8 oz.
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 8 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz., 2 bottles
  • Thieves Spray, 1 oz., 2 bottles

OPTION 2:

Put together a custom Essential Rewards order with household favorites…

  • Thieves Laundry Soap $29.50 PV
  • Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 4 oz. – $10.50 PV
  • Thieves Household Cleaner, 14.4 oz. $22.50 PV
  • Thieves Mouthwash, 8 oz. $11.25 PV
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, 8 oz. $13.25 PV
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz. $5.00 PV
  • Thieves Spray, 1 oz. $9.25 PV
  • Thieves Dish Soap. $14.00 PV
  • Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray $8.50 PV

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Total: $123.75 – 123.75 PV

Both of these orders qualify you to receive the FREE promotional item for spending 100 PV, which gets automatically added to your cart upon ordering!

month two

In order to cleanse the body and get rid of all the junk you have exposed yourself to over the years, treat yourself to a cleansing system. Young Living has a lot of great options for this, but let’s take a closer look at one simple system, the Cleansing Trio.

The Cleansing Trio Kit contains three products you need to cleanse your system, eliminate waste, and support normal liver function. Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio promotes energy and a sense of well-being. This kit includes ComforTone, Essentialzyme, and ICP.

Young Living’s Cleansing Trio is designed to be used as a short-term cleansing system. You can use this system for four to eight weeks and then you should discontinue the use of ComforTone. Avoid any refined sugar or processed foods to take your cleanse to a higher level.

Cleansing Trio Kit Item #: 3115

essentialzyme

Essentialzyme™ helps CHOMP everything up. Enzymes are proteins that control the speed of chemical reactions in your body. Without enzymes, you wouldn’t be able to breathe, swallow, drink, eat, or digest your food. Therefore, it is important to make sure you are getting the proper enzymes to break down food and improve digestion in the cleansing process. Are you eating a lot of Kefir, Bananas, Soy Sauce, Pineapples, Avocados, Bee Pollen, Papayas, Sauerkraut, Miso, Kiwi, and Tempeh? If not, then you better take Essentialzyme!

Essentialzyme™ is a bilayer, peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and plant-derived enzymes formulated to improve digestive health, enzyme activity, and pancreatic function while reducing pancreatic stress.

USAGE

Essentialzyme is a product that can be taken long-term. Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results.

NOTICE

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Do not give this product to children under 6 years of age except under the supervision of a health professional. If discomfort persists, discontinue use of this product and consult a health professional.

comfortone

ComforTone aids in the elimination of waste products and gases in the colon. ComforTone capsules contain an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally. It does this by supporting normal peristalsis which is what helps move everything through your bowels. It also promotes liver, gallbladder, and stomach health.

USAGE

Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results. This product contains Cascara sagrada bark so please make sure that you are following the directions carefully and only using this as a SHORT-TERM product.

NOTICE

This product is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing or others who have a medical condition except under the direction of a physician. Children under 12 should not use this product. Discontinue use and consult a physician if you have or develop abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Do not exceed recommended dosage. This is not for long-term use. It is not to be used as a weight loss product.

ICP

ICP™ helps keep your colon clean. It does this with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out residues. A healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. A healthy digestive system means healthy emotions and a healthy immune system along with a lot of other things. Using this supplement is going to help get rid of all the toxic gunk sitting in your colon.

ICP contains ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, and flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption, and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides two grams of dietary fiber, one gram of soluble fiber, and one gram of insoluble fiber per serving.

USAGE

Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice, or smoothies. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3x daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily.

NOTICE

Using this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing. This product contains Aloe Vera (A. barbadensis) leaf. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.

month 3

Long story short, if you want healthy eyes, a strong immune system, and a ton of energy, feed your body DAILY with a juice that packs a ton of punch: NingXia Red.

Not only does it taste good but it contains one powerful ingredient, NingXia Wolfberry puree. Wolfberries score very high on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale. This scale measures the ability of a food or any other substance to quench oxygen free radicals in a test tube. Free radicals are not good and we want them OUT of your body. NingXia Red helps provide an unfriendly place for free radicals, which is a GREAT thing for our health.

The Wolfberry superfruit contains zeaxanthin, a carotenoid important to maintaining healthy vision. It also contains polysaccharides, amino acids, and symbiotic vitamin mineral pairs that when presented together promote optimum internal absorption. In other words, it contains ALL. THE. GOOD. STUFF.

The combination of other fruit juices from blueberries, plums, cherries, pomegranate, and aronia along with essential oils provide an even more powerful and beneficial supplement that supports your health and well-being.

USAGE

Drink 1-2 ounces 2x daily. Best served chilled. Shake well before use.

month 3 order ideas

For your ER order, you have many different options. You can purchase the NingXia Red Essential Rewards Kit and save $30.75!!

NingXia Red ER Kit Includes:

  • NingXia Red, 750 ml, 4 pk.
  • NingXia Red Singles, 2 oz., 30 pk.

Or you can purchase your NingXia Red in a set of bottles or a box of 2oz packets. The bottles are great to distribute smaller quantities at a time, whereas the 2oz packets are very convenient for an on-the-go lifestyle.

now what?

The ideas listed above make a GREAT plan. However, you may want a more customized plan based on your specific health and wellness goals. If so…

1) Take a few minutes to jot down three personal health goals.

Goals can be things such as reducing stress, losing weight, keeping your immune system up, improving energy, or decreasing feelings of guilt or sadness.

Two other greats things to test are your “Color Personality” and your “Love Language”. It is actually really fun and only takes a few minutes!

Complete the Color Personality quiz HERE.

Complete the Love Language quiz HERE.

2) Send me a message with your…

  • 3 Health Goals
  • 1st/2nd Color Personality
  • 1st/2nd Love Language
  • Monthly Budget (to work on your goals; must be $50 or above if joining Essential Rewards)
  • Any questions you have concerning the plan
  • Best contact method for discussing plan

3) Sign up for a membership and Essential Rewards and get the first few things you want to try!

4) Send me a message after your 3rd ER order processes through and I will send you a special gift!! Already on ER? Perfect!! You already know how awesome it is!!

If you stay consistent, use your reference material and ask for help from the community along the way, I promise you will see and feel some exciting changes in your life! Can’t wait to help you dive in deeper and get going!

how to join essential rewards

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Three EASY steps to sign up For Essential Rewards!

  • Step 1 – Select ER Monthly Order on the left-hand side in your Virtual Office (VO).
  • Step 2 – Follow the steps and fill up your cart. Don’t forget to save!
  • Step 3 – Set your process date and manage your ER order anytime you want.
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a few sides notes

  • Information obtained here is meant for educational and informational purposes ONLY, and to motivate and empower you to make your own wellness journey based on your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider.
  • The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intendedto diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Health

Hemp Oil for Mood & Sleep, is it right for you?

There are many people out there suffering from mood disorders. Some are severe and others mild, but they all need to have something to help stabilize their mood.  Having to deal with depressive or maniac moods is exhausting and leaves you with no energy to work. Most of these people have to use medications to keep their moods in control. However, hemp oil is an effective way to stabilize mood and has no side effects. 

How Hemp oil with CBD Impacts Your Moods

Sleep

There is evidence that CBD does help in mood stabilization. It helps you control emotions that make your behaviors unpredictable. This oil does this by interacting with the endocannabinoid system or ECS. 

ECS is connected to several functions in the body including mood, pain, appetite, and sleep. It works with other receptors and cannabinoids to give your body the right balance. Cannabinoids are produced in the body naturally, and they allow ECS work and communicate with its receptors and the results are excellent body homeostasis.  With good health, you can sleep better and wake up with a good mood. 

Sadness

Hemp oil with CBD cannot cure feelings of sadness, but it does help in easing it. The endocannabinoid system is found in the human body and it’s a network of molecules and cell receptors that regulate your sleep, mood and appetite. 

CBD interacts with this system and enables it to bind with some receptor in the brain leading to the production of serotonin. This is the neurochemical that helps to improve moods and overcome daily stressors. 

Occassional Stress

CBD may help to reduce occassional stress naturally by providing a calming effect. It works almost instantly and the only drawback is that you may have to use it a few times a day for optimal results. However, this is nothing compared to the benefits. 

Your mood determines the quality of your sleep. If you are feeling disturbed and unsettled, you will definitely struggle to get restful sleep. CBD helps to alleviate all these symptoms and give you some peace of mind allowing your body to relax and enjoy rest.

Interested in trying hemp oil for mood and sleep? Let me tell you a little about what I use…

Superior Hemp for Maximum Benefit

Q FUSE is BioAbsorbTM Full Spectrum Hemp Oil in three delicious flavors. This innovative product uses the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids which work together to provide maximum effect. Q FUSE is water soluble which provides the fastest and most effective absorption. This product is designed to support your overall health and maintain the balance nature intended.*

Benefits:

• Support for normal, everyday stresses*

• Promotes normal recovery from exercise*

• Supports a sense of calm for focus*

• Promotes overall wellness*

• Relaxing, not intoxicating: non-psychoactive, non-addictive, not a controlled substance*

Features:

• 1500 mg BioAbsorbTM Full Spectrum Hemp Oil• Water soluble for better and faster absorption*• High quality, USA grown hemp
• Pharmaceutical grade

• Transparency of quality testing• CO2 Extraction

• Sourced from food-grade quality farms

Want some more information? No problem. Click here for more information on what I use to support my mood and sleep.

Health

Myrrh the merrier: 5 unexpected uses for Myrrh essential oil

Myrrh essential oil is as biblical as they come. Literally. With its ancient ties to frankincense and scripture, Myrrh tends to get our focus during holiday and spiritual moments. But did you know that Myrrh offers so much more?

From cuticle care to spring and summer scents, Myrrh is welcome year-round! Read “Myrrh” about the diverse uses for this woody, warm essential oil.

What is Myrrh oil used for?

Opt into oral care

Another surprising Myrrh tip? Add two drops of Myrrh to your toothpaste or mouthwash to elevate your morning and night dental hygiene routine.

Skin for the win

Myrrh is no respecter of skin; it’s truly a friend to all. Concerned about dry skin? Infuse your pre-makeup skin care routine with a drop or two of Myrrh. Bothered by blah skin? Dab on a drop or two of Myrrh to up the hydration in your skin care. Whatever you’re facing with your skin, Myrrh is more than willing to help!

Service sidekick

Myrrh’s gentle, grounding aroma pairs perfectly with planning random acts of kindness. While baking cookies for a friend, diffuse Myrrh. While delivering supplies to your local homeless shelter, swipe on Myrrh. As you celebrate, use Myrrh as a personal perfume while you practice goodwill toward friends.

All-season star

Yes, Myrrh is a merry-must during the holidays, but we’re fans of it all year long. Diffuse these blends during the summer solstice, the fall equinox, and every other month of the year!

Spring: As the rains start to fall and the flowers start to bloom, you’ll need a diffuser blend to accompany those exquisite scents. Mix the fresh-cut fragrances of Geranium and Ylang Ylang with musky Myrrh for a garden-fresh diffuser blend!

2 drops Geranium 2 drops Myrrh 3 drops Ylang Ylang

Summer: The temperatures are rising and all we want to do is cool off with a fan, a glass of sweet citrus something, and a diffuser blend that’s as refreshing as a dip in the pool. Try this one: Blend sunny Lemongrass, tangy Grapefruit, and complex Myrrh.

3 drops Grapefruit 3 drops Lemongrass 2 drops Myrrh

Fall: Leaves are falling and autumnal aromas are calling. Mix together earthy and rich Myrrh with balmy and warm Sacred Sandalwood. Throw in a splash of spunk with Tangerine and you’ve got a blend that’s reminiscent of crispy, chilly days!

2 drops Myrrh 2 drops Sacred Sandalwood 2 drops Tangerine

Winter: Here’s an end-of-year recipe you’ll need! Beat the brr with drops of Myrrh. Feel festive with a touch of Frankincense. Soak in the season’s spirit with Cedarwood. Blend it all together with a bit of Bergamot!

YL tip: Yikes, you’re out of Myrrh! What can you substitute for Myrrh oil? Try Vetiver and Copaiba.