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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"This is a new day, one that I have never lived before.  I stay in the now and enjoy each and every moment."

- Louise L Hay

Exciting News!!!

Okay ladies and gents, I am officially working at the Revive Salon and Spa, it is a cute salon, that just moved locations.  I will be working there on Tuesdays, from 9-6ish, so call and make your appointment 753-9492.  My price has stayed the same at $30, and if you book in the next couple of weeks I will give you $5 off if you mention this ad.  I also wanted to share some of the other things you can have done there.  There is a massage therapist, an esthetition (this means facials, and other skin care) Pedicurists (and they do glitter toes), Cosmetologist for any of your hair care needs, and a Chiropractor!!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Love without service, like faith without works, is dead."

- Mary Ellen Edmunds

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

- Samuel Johnson

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."

- Gottfried Whilhelm von Leibniz

Friday, August 13, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Life created me to be fulfilled.  I trust life, and life is always there at every turn.  I am safe."

 - Louise L Hay

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"A test of good manners is being able to tolerate bad manners."

- Mary Ellen Edmunds

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun Fact

Blueberries are know to help soothe muscle pain!! After that great run, time out in the garden, or even out on the lake eat yourself a bowl of blueberries to help those muscles bounce right back.  The magic ingredient, malvidin glycosides, helps fight the molecules that create discomfort after physical activities, as found by the molecular nutrition and food research journal.  Plus they are full of other fantastic antioxidants that work miracles in the body, so go get some!

Little pick-me-up

From the book of Joe Vitale Attract Money Now
"The Optimist Creed
Originally Published in 192 in a book titled Your Forces adn How to Use Them, This famous creed by Christian D. Larson is worth reading every morning and evening.

Promise Yourself...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feelt hat there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. 
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others and you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time improving yourself that you have not time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for frear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you."


I found this to be so great and profound that I had to share.  Just think of the great world we would live in if each and every one of us lived our lives this way.  Hope life is great for all of you today!

Sheena
 

Positive Thought for the day

"There comes a moment when you have to stop reving up the car and shove it into gear."

- David Mahoney

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fun Fact


Did you know that spending just a minimal 6 minutes reading can reduce your stress levels by over 2/3.  The researchers at Britain's university of Sussex report that reading calms stress and nerves faster than listening to music or going for a walk!!  THAT IS SOME POWERFUL STUFF!!!  Go grab a book, and keep it on hand for when you are stressed to your max!!

Positive Thought for the day

"One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul..."

- D.H. Lawrence

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun Fact

Did you know that approximately 50% of us are dehydrated right now.  3 Common symptoms of this are irritability, fatigue, and brain fog.  By the time you are thirsty you are too late dehydration has already set in!!!  Remember 1/2 your body weight in oz of water per day!

Positive Thought for the day

"I appreciate all that I do.  I am good enough just as I am.  I speak up for myself.  I ask for what I want.  I claim my power."

Louise L Hay

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fun Fact

Great news for anyone who loves cantaloupe - it helps protect the skin from the damaging UV rays as it is loaded with lycopene and water.

Positive Thought for the day

"One ingredient for which there is no adequate substitue:  YOU."

Mary Ellen Edmunds

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

""The secret to success is to do the common things uncommonly well."

- John D Rockefeller Jr.

Just do it!!

I know some of you have had that overwhelmed feeling about something be it weight-loss, housework, school, achieving a goal, or just life in general.  Well I was feeling super overwhelmed with housework about 9 months ago and posted this on facebook oneday, and to my rescue came a great friend recommending a website called flylady. http://www.flylady.net  I liked the name, I was desperate to try something that helped.  So I signed up and and been attempting to follow her plan for cleaning and organizing my home.  Well her whole point is that you have a daily routine that you get through, and in the routine you take 15 minutes to declutter (which no one likes to do).  Well from there she send out little 15 minute assignments here and there.  The more I have thought about this 15 minutes is really a decent amount of time if we really get in there and get it done.  I can do anything for 15 minutes right. 

Well the more I have followed this the more I have realized that I can implement this 15 minutes into anything that I am not necissarily loving to do.  So take 15 minutes and exercise... really 15 minutes doesnt' seem like that long, but it is better than not getting in a workout, and probably more often than not you will find that you end up doing it for longer.  If you are already getting in your exercise 15 minutes a day then try something else that you might have a hard time remembering or liking.  Weeding - I can weed the garden for 15 minutes a day right, well of course that isn't a big deal.  Reading - I can read a fun book, an educational book, my scriptures whatever your goal is just pick 15 minutes a day.  Meditation, using your oils, washing your face, reading to your kids, whatever it is that you may be struggling with.

The whole idea is that if you overwhelm yourself with a huge to-do list you probably will only do it for a day, and not keep up with it since you spend  your entire day dedicated to it.  So take 15 minutes, start small.  There is a quote that I remember hearing and I can't remember it word for word nor do I know who said it but it basically says through small things great things are accomplished.   Remember that, just 15 minutes, next time there is something you don't want to do that you really should just do it for 15 minutes.  Set your timer it makes it even more fun, kind of a race.

Have a great day!!!

Sheena

Friday, August 6, 2010

Law of Attraction

Okay so those of you who know me know that I am very into the law of attraction, and the whole idea that we need to be positive so that we can have the positive.  I think life is all about how you look at things, and if you have a positive outlook everything is easier.  I was always told as a child that I can do anything I put my mind to, well I do.  And I believe that each one of us has that capability if we just know how to use it.  Being positive is a great start, being grateful is another step, having goals is a great stepping stone, affirmations are another, and  visualizing is yet another stepping stone.  Really I find that being positive is just a good habit, each time a negative thought comes to me I kick it out as I am in charge of my thoughts, they are not in charge of me.  Then each day in my journal, or my prayers I remember to find at least 5 new things that I am grateful for each day.  Affirmations are everywhere, we just need to utilize them.  Louise Hay has a lot of great affirmations and books on affirmations, but they are all over on the web too.  Just google positive affirmations and you will find plenty.  Visualizing is sometimes hard for me in my head, this is where vision boards come in handy.  This is also part of the reason I am sharing this post.  The other day in my in-box I stumbled upon this fantastic site.  They just launched a new product Mind movies 2.0.  It is an amazing company, and they have a great idea.  Here is what they shared with me for just checking out their site.  The website is http://www.mindmovies.com/mm20videoseries/joevitaledemo.php?10992  I  watched their short video, and then they gave me 6 videos for free.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.  Here is one on health, I  thought I would share.

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Fun Fact

Did you know that taking 200-600mg daily of ashwaganda revs up production of they thyroid hormones. This has helped ease symptoms of thyroid problems for 90% of women according to recent studies. For help finding this check your local health food store, or try www.naturessunshine.com If you are not a memeber put my name down (sheena olsen) as your sponsor and if you spend $40/year you can get memeber pricing. They have all their products tested with an outside company so you know you are getting pure herbs.

Shopping on the blog

Okay so I am slowly getting my shopping post up when I was informed that I cannot sell my oils directly from my blog, so I will post the info of each product, and then a link to the website, but I will for sure be posting my other products that I come up with, and you will be just fine to purchase those here on the blog.  Also for those of you who have tried any of the fabulous products, I will be doing a monthly give away of $50 in products, and those who write a review or testimonial of any of the products as I post about them will be entered into the drawing.  Good luck!

Positive Thought for the day

"Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are."

- John Dryden

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fun Fact

This one is great.... I hope that my husband reads this today as he gets after me for doing this. Be more productive by logging onto facebook. How you ask as this is a time suck for a lot of people. The key is to only get on for 15 minutes. A recent study done at Melbourne University in Australia proves that pausing 6 times per day to surf the web for 15 minutes prompts you to be 10% more productive. (the hard part is to stay on for only 15 minutes and then get off) This break gives your mind a minute to reset and provides greater concentration when you return to your tasks. Facebook here I come!!!

Testimonials for Lifelong Wellness Supplements

I have noticed a significant increase in my mental focus and
energy since starting dōTERRA’s Lifelong Wellness supplement
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my stomach and left me wondering if they are doing anything
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I have been an avid runner for more than 40 years,
but four years ago I had severe pain in my hip that
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being introduced to dōTERRA’s Lifelong Wellness
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Wayne Shute

For years I have suffered from pain
and a lack of energy. I would consume
two or three energy drinks throughout
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been using d–oTERRA’s supplements,
my energy is back, I feel better and
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Tav Truman

As a fitness dance instructor I ached in my
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After using dōTERRA’s Lifelong Wellness
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Peter Bagwell

I have suffered for years from a broken ankle that was full
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I have suffered for many years with chronic neck and
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I finally have the physical ability and energy to play
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Ronnette Weir

Positive Thought for the day

"My willingness to forgive begins my healing process.  I allow the love from my own heart to wash through every part of my body.  I know I am worth healing."

- Louise L Hay

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Foot Zone

In my recent foot zone that I had done on me, I felt so much better afterward. I also noticed that I slept much better that night, I had more energy than usual and lately with my supplements and oils I have been doing great there, and noticed an improvement in my mood!! LOVE getting zoned! Anyone have anything great that they have noticed in a recent zone? Would love some comments...

Fun Fact

A study done on meditation found that people who meditate daily have less doctors visits by 73% and 87% fewer hospital stays for heat disease than those who do not meditate.

Positive Thought for the day

There is so much more to life 9or ought to be) than merely surviving.

~Mary Ellen Edmunds

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Daily Vitamin & supplement

Do you take a daily vitamin?  I do, and have found that my body functions better, I have more energy and just over all feel better when I do this.  I love my current supplement and I bet you can probably already guess who makes it....

Yep that is correct doTERRA!!!  They have a 3 product supplement that I love and want to share with you.  The first is a Essential oil Omega complex.  For those of you who are not familiar with all the benefits of a daily omega supplement, let me share... It helps with your cardiovascular system, your skin, your joints, your brain, and your digestive system just to name a few.  This has helped immensely for me to clear up my brain fog.  If you don't have one in your current daily routine, I would recommend getting one.  I have tried several different brands and have found the doTERRA one to be my favorite mainly because I don't burp it up throughout the day.


EO Mega®
Essential Oil Omega Complex

dōTERRA®'s EO Mega® is a unique formula of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils clove, frankincense, thyme, cumin, wild orange, peppermint, ginger, and German chamomile, and a proprietary blend of marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids from flaxseed, pomegranate seed, evening primrose, cranberry seed, and concentrated fish oils. Omega fatty acids have been shown to support healthy joint function and brain health. A daily dose of EO Mega provides 1 gram of marine oils, 1 gram of land oils, and 60 mg of the EO Mega essential oil blend. It uses only clean and pure sources of concentrated fish oils and is enteric coated to prevent the fishy return of inferior omega fatty acid products.
60 Capsules
Retail:  $39.33
Preferred Customer:  $32.45
Wholesale:  $29.50

Alpha CRS - This is another supplement that I take daily to help withmy energy levels, increase my consumption of antioxidents, keep my energy levels up, and overall just feel good.  This helps me a lot as I know I am lacking alot of the vital nutrients I need as my diet isn't as great as it could be.
Antioxidant protection
Mediate cellular communication
Can act as hormones
Regulate tissue growth
Assist in enzyme reactions
Cofactors of cell metabolism 
Support almost all biochemical pathways in the body 
Essential elements of cell, tissue, and organ structures  
Bone growth and health  
Energy metabolism

Alpha CRS™
Cellular Vitality Complex


dōTERRA®'s Alpha CRS™ is a proprietary formula combining potent levels of super-antioxidant polyphenols including bacailin from scuttelaria root, resveratrol from polygonum capsudatum, ellagic acid from pomegranate, EGCG from green tea, and proanthocyanidins from grape seeds with a cellular energy blend of alpha-lipoic acid, acetyl-l-carnitine, coenzyme Q10 and quercetin. The ingredients in Alpha CRS have been shown to support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan, mitochondrial energy production, and to support healthy cellular inflammatory response*. Alpha CRS is formulated to be used daily with EO Mega® and Microplex VM for a comprehensive dietary supplement program for a lifetime of vitality and wellness.
90 Capsules
Retail:  $86.00
Preferred Customer:  $70.95
Wholesale:  $64.50

And finally the Microplex multi-vitamin of course I take this to get in all my vitamins and minerals. 
Antioxidant vitamins A, C, E
Energy blend of B vitamins
Bone formula of calcium, magnesium, and zinc 
Chelated trace minerals
Microplex VM
Micronutrient Complex


dōTERRA®'s Microplex VM is a comprehensive array of bioavailable vitamins and chelated minerals that are often deficient in our modern diets. Microplex VM provides a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins. It also contains important minerals for metabolism and the essential bone nutrients calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Microplex VM also contains a Tummy Taming™ blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway to calm the stomach and a blend of digestive enzyme to support nutrient metabolism.
120 Capsules
Retail:  $32.67
Preferred customer:  $26.95
Wholesale:  $24.50
 
Cellular Longevity/Lifespan*
Cellular Energy/Metabolism*
Powerful DNA Protection*
Network Antioxidant Defense*
Immune System Support*
Stress Management*
Cardiovascular Health*
Bone and Joint Health*
Brain/Cognitive Health*
 Digestive Health*






“Helping you
   live younger,
   longer.”*

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(See terms and conditions below.)

Lifelong Wellness AutoShip Rewards Offer:
doTERRA Product     Wholsale    30-day Commitment   60-day commitment 90-day commitment

Alpha CRS                  $64.50           $54.50                         $54.50                      $54.50
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Microplex VM             $24.50           $24.50                        $24.50                      FREE

doTERRA Product     Pref. Cust.    30-day Commitment   60-day commitment 90-day commitment

Alpha CRS                  $70.95           $59.95                          $59.95                      $59.95
EO Mega                     $32.45           $32.45                         $5.00                        $5.00
Microplex VM             $26.95           $26.95                         $26.95                      $5.00


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  •  Must be a dōTERRA Independent Product Consultant or Preferred Customer to participate in program
  • Participant agrees to pay the difference between regular prices and promotional prices for early cancellation of ASR commitment less promotional fees for free product
  • Maximum Lifelong Wellness AutoShip orders per month per account is 4
  • ASR product credits paid on PV bearing products only
  • Alpha CRS may be returned within 30 days for full refund, promotional fees are not refundable

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

    Fun Fact

    Did you know that listening to music that you love will make you happier instantly.  This is one I need to remember in the car and when my kids test my patience.  In a Canadian brain scan study it shows that this activates the same pleasure centers in the brain that light up during exercise and deliver that same powerful high. 

    Positive Thought for the day

    The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick

    Monday, August 2, 2010

    Stretching

    Did you know that  your fitness routine is not complete if it does not include cardiovascular exercise, strength training AND STRETCHING!!!  According to David Geier the director of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston "Flexibility is the third pillar of fitness, nets to cardiovascular conditioning and strength training."  Make sure to get in your stretching!!

    Fun Fact

    Did you know that melalueca oil can be used to treat mild, occasional breakouts.  This oils is distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, it contains antibacterial and antimicrobial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that can lead to acne breakouts.

    Positive Thought for the day

    "Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is not end to it."
    ~Katherine Ann Porter

    Sunday, August 1, 2010

    doTERRA Slim & Sassy

     This is one product that I use pretty much every day.  I am not overweight, but would like to loose a few extra baby pounds that I have picked up over the year (yes I blame them on my pregnancy, which probably isn't the case but I have to have a good excuse right.)  Well doTERRA like all companies has seen that the majority of Americans are overweight if not obese.  This is a huge problem as it puts undue stress on many of the organs, bones and muscles in our bodies.  Well they formulated this blend that not only helps with our weight problem, but also helps to curb our appetite or addiction for sweets, it helps to regulate our blood sugar, it helps to cleanse and detoxify our body, it helps us to have more energy (this one is huge for me as I am a mother of 2 very busy boys) and on top of these things that they created it for people are finding improvement elsewhere as well.  Some of the things people are finding as they use this regularly are ease of pains especially those with fibromialgia, and improved digestion.  I have been using this product for a while now and have found that when I use it regularly I notice it helps with my energy and weight loss.  In the webinar Dr. Hill suggests taking 3-6 drops 3 times a day, but do what feels right for you.  I have been taking it in capsules, Justin Harrison one of the leading IPC's with doTERRA takes his right on his tounge, and Dr. Hill takes his in his water.  With so many ways to use this product try them all and see what works best for you.  This is currently the #1 oil seller with doTERRA.
    Slim & Sassy
    Metabolic Blend


    dōTERRA®'s Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend is a proprietary formula of 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils designed to help manage appetite between meals. Slim & Sassy includes a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils. Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water (regular size bottle of water) and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood.
    Retail:  $32.67
    Preferred Customer:  $26.95
    Wholesale:  $24.50
    Please contact me if you would like more information on this or any other doTERRA product and I will be happy to share what I know.

    Happy oiling!!
    Sheena

    Fun Fact

    Did you know that only 5 minutes a day outdoors will improve your self esteem and your mood.  A study done at University of Essex found that for the greatest mental health benefits, you should find some time outdoors near a body of water such as a lake or river.  Not only will this time outdoors improve your mood, mental health, and self esteem, but it will also (if you go out unprotected this means no sunscreen and the least amount of clothing that you dare to bare) help your body to produce vitamin D!!  So go get off the computer and get outdoors!!

    Fun Fact

    Carpet deodorizer
    Take an cleaned out Pringles style can, use a hole punch to punch several holes in the lid.  Add 1 cup of baking soda and 20-40 drops of essential oil, mix well and put in the canister.  Sprinkle on carpet area's and let sit for up to 1/2 hour then vacuum.  Deodorizes, and kills microbes.  Consider Citrus oils or blends, purify, lavender, white fir, peppermint, etc. go to Shop Essential Oils Here to purchase any of these oils.

    Positive Thought for the day

    "Love everyone.  And if you love someone who doesn't deserve it, God will certainly not be mad at you."

    ~Mary Ellen Edmunds