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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Within each of us lies the power of consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty,
to freedom and to slavery.  It is we who control these, and not another.
~Richard Bach~

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fun Fact


 
-Need a way to fall back to sleep easily:

Try some lavender or orange essential oils to help with insomnia.

Stop lying in bed thinking about all that you have to do, this won’t help you sleep.  Instead, try a calming yoga pose:  Lying on your back (in bed of course) with palms upward and feet hip width apart, inhale deeply and count to five, then exhale slowly counting to eight.  Repeat up to 20 times.

Deep breathing can also help to relax you to sleep, lay on your back and breath deeply enough that you move your belly.  It is called belly breathing, and is great for anxiety as well.  The deep breaths will help to relax your body and help you fall to sleep easily.
Try reading, studies show that this will help distract you from the anxiety that might be keeping you awake but also is a workout for your eyes making them more tired and drowsy.
Warm milk.  I know this is what your grandma used to do right, well it works.  Milk contains tryptophan an amino acid that your body converts to serotonin and melatonin.  Both of these hormones help to improve sleep.  Adding a little honey to your warm milk will help relax your nervous system as well.

Try keeping some peanuts nearby.  Sometimes all you need is a little food in your tummy to put you back to sleep.

Soft jazz or classical music or even an orchestral melody will help relax your body and put you to sleep by lowering your heart and respiratory rates.

Me Time Monday

Last night we had a blast playing games with my family.  I am a huge lover of games, always have been, probably always will be.  I just think it is probably one of the funnest ways to enjoy each others company and interact.  We played one of the funnest  games I have played in a long time last night called Word on the Street.  It is a riot.  The letters are all lined up down the center of the board and you have two teams you pick  a card such as "A Beach"  then you have to come up with a name of a beach and each letter you use gets pulled one space per use toward you,  There are two spaces on each side of the center of the board, so if we had drawn the card "a beach" we could use myrtle as our beach, and then we would pull the letters m-y-r-t-l all one space towards us.  There are no vowels, however you can still use vowels in your word you just don't get credit for them.  The team that gets 8 letters off the board first wins.  It was so much fun that we played it 3 times!!  They also have word on the street junior, this would be a perfect game to help teach your children how to spell.  This was time for me, and it was fantastic!  Not to mention the great company and food that came with this fun night.

Positive Thought for the Day


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength , not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
~Vince Lombardi

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

My heart is open.  I allow my love to flow freely.  I love myself.  I love others and others love me.
~Louise Hay

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Positive Thought for the Day

"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."

--Eva Burrows

Friday, November 26, 2010

Positive thought for the day

"People fail forward to success."

--Mary Kay Ash

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Essential Oil of the Week & GiveAWAY!!!

On Guard™
Protective Blend

Today the oil that I want to share is OnGuard, it is a fantastic oil that is great for the winter time season.  Not only does it have that fantastic wintertime smell of cinnamon and orange, but also a great oil to fight the colds and flu!  The oils in this blend are known for their strong abilities to kill viruses, bacterias and even mold.  You can diffuse it into the air, apply it topically or use it to clean household surfaces.

I am doing a random giveaway just post a comment and you are entered.  I will be giving this away on December 5.  On post per person please.






On Guard™ is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

$42.67




Positive Thought for The Day

Any words you speak have a frequency, and the moment you speak them they are released into the Universe. The law of attraction responds to all frequencies, and so it is also responding to the words that you speak. When you use very strong words, such as "terrible", "shocking" and "horrible" to describe any situation in your life, you are sending out an equally strong frequency, and the law of attraction must respond by bringing that frequency back to you.
The law is impersonal, and simply matches your frequency. Do you see how important it is for you to speak strongly about what you want, and not to use strong words about what you don't want?
 
~Rhonda Byrne

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where
you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that
are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you
have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be
content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into
your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and
love. It is there for each and every one of us." 

~anonymous 

Positive Thought for the Day

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."

--Maureen Dowd

Month of Graditude Healthy Habit

Today I am so grateful for teachers.  They are some of the hardest working individuals as a group that  I know.  They are overworked and underpaid, and they help the entire community, I know that is a job I don't have the patience for, and so I am grateful to know there are those that do.   I am also grateful to know that I don't have to teach my children alone because I know I couldn't do near that job a teacher can.  I am also grateful for all the teachers I have had in my life that cared.  They influence our lives so much, and I appreciate it.

Try it Tuesday

Benefits:
• Provides calcium equivalent to 8 oz. of milk.
• Supports the health of bones and teeth.
• Provides 75% of the American Academy of Pediatrics new vitamin D3 guidelines.

Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 [Structural]. Lifelong calcium intake is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Obtaining adequate calcium is especially important during childhood and adolescence, when bones are growing and developing. Each serving of Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 provides 300 mg of calcium, equivalent to an 8-ounce serving of milk. It also provides 140 mg of phosphorus, which works closely with calcium in the body to build strong bones and teeth.
Vitamin D helps the body maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus. Calcium can only be absorbed by the body when vitamin D is present. Vitamin D also plays many important roles beyond bone health. Recent scientific evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a vital part in maintaining innate immunity. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently doubled its recommendation for the minimum amount of vitamin D that children should get daily.

The new guidelines recommend at least 400 international units (IU) daily. Most children don’t drink enough milk to provide adequate levels of vitamin D. The AAP states that the best way to ensure that children receive adequate vitamin D is through supplementation. Vitamin D3 is the form of vitamin D that is produced by our own bodies in response to sunlight, and is considered to be the most bioactive form. One serving of Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 provides 300 IU of vitamin D3.

Chew up to 3 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

$20.25





Monday, November 22, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue."

~ Francis Bacon, Sr.

Month of Graditude Healthy Habit

Today I am grateful for the opportunity I have to stay home and be a mom.  I have had preschool at my house today, and I have loved every second of it.  I know that I wouldn't be able to do this if I didn't stay home with my boys, so I really enjoy every second of it because I know I am fortunate.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

I see myself living in a wonderful place.  It fulfills all my needs and desires.  It's in a beautiful location and at a price I can afford.
~Louise Hay

Month of Graditude

Today I am thankful for family time.  With my husband working full-time and in school working on a master's degree, and me working and teaching classes part-time we don't get to see a whole lot of each other as a whole family, but Sunday is one day that we do get that and I am very grateful for it.  It is really nice sometimes to sit and play a game with the kids and just relax and enjoy each other instead of being on the run and going somewhere.

Month of Graditude

Today I am thankful for family time.  With my husband working full-time and in school working on a master's degree, and me working and teaching classes part-time we don't get to see a whole lot of each other as a whole family, but Sunday is one day that we do get that and I am very grateful for it.  It is really nice sometimes to sit and play a game with the kids and just relax and enjoy each other instead of being on the run and going somewhere.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sorry about this week

For those of you who follow regularly, I apologize about this week, my computer crashed and we had some crazy virus we are still trying to work out so anything that was not already scheduled didn't get up this week.  So Here is my week of gratitude:

Tues

I am very grateful today to have a nice warm house, it is cold out there
and the wind is blowing very hard, which is a great thing to watch from
the comfort of my nice heated home!

 

Wednesday

I was thankful for the internet, 

Thursday

I am thankful for my coke (yes I know it is terrible, but a girl n...eeds a little something naughty every once in a while)

 Friday

I was thankful for early bedtimes

And today

I am grateful for rainy days and lazy mornings.  It has been a fantastic morning with my children.  Watching movies, eating dry cereal on the couch (don't tell my husband) and now playing play-dough.


I apologize for this week, and we will be up and going with all the fun that I started last week, starting Monday.  Thanks for your understanding.

Positive Thought for the day

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a lot from failure.
~Jean Kerr

Friday, November 19, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

It could be worse, you could have a hitch in your git-along.
~Mary Ellen Edmunds

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
~Eddie Cantor

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fun Fact

Did you know that writing thank-you notes are not only polite, but also help to lower your stress level!!  I am sure you can think of someone each week to send a thank you too, not only will you make their day, but yours will be better and less stressful as well!

Positive Thought for the day

Love and the gentle heart are but a single thing.
Dante Alighieri

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun Fact

Turns out, research shows that thin people simply don't think about food the same way as—well, the rest of us. "Thin people have a relaxed relationship with food," explains David L. Katz, MD, an associate professor adjunct in public health at Yale University. "Those who are overweight, however, tend to be preoccupied by it. They focus on how much or how often they eat, or attach labels like good and bad to certain foods. As a result, mealtime is always on the brain."

Positive Thought for the day

"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

This is from the blog Runtothefinish.blogspot.com A great challenge to help us all not gain 50 lbs with all the wonderful holiday treats that are coming for us.  This is the post direct from her blog, but you will need to go to her blog to sign up for it.  just follow my link at the first of this post.

 

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

The 3rd annual Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge is here!!  We have had over 120 participants for the last two years and I expect even more this year.  The goal of HBBC is to provide a little additional motivation to stay active and make good choices throughout the holiday season.  The stats say the average American may gain at LEAST 5lbs…but even if you gain 2lbs and don’t lose it that adds up each year. 

WHY PARTICIPATE??
A. We had an awesome time! The involvement from everyone and encouragement is amazing.
B. It kept folks from gaining holiday poundage
C. Some seriously good prizes…Sweaty Bands, Once Again Nut Butter, Lara bar, New Balance Shorts, Oiselle Running tank, CEP socks, green teas, yoga bag…to name a few…more details to come.
HBBC Rules
1 Point per mile (run/walk/snowshoe)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of another form of cardio (i.e. kick boxing, aerobics elliptical)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies
Challenge will run from Nov 20 to Jan 7…this helps to cover you for the major holidays!

Additional points: Because I am all about taking care of your entire mind, body, soul connection there will be additional posts/questions where you can earn points throughout the challenge.

STANDARD FAQS
Examples of counting points: 1 hour cross training class of weights and cardio: 2 points weights and 2 points cardio.
1 hour cross country skiing: 4
Why is it weighted towards running? The majority of readers are runners looking for added holiday motivation…and it’s my blog. :)
I don’t have a blog can I participate: Yes, but as noted in tracking points there must be some method for us to see what you’re doing. Daily Mile, Facebook, etc.

TRACKING POINTS
Keep track of your points through whatever means you'd like...just be honest. I will provide a Google Doc for everyone to enter their points and see how others are doing. The upside is it can inspire you and the downside is some folks get tempted to cheat.  Based on an issue we had in year one, I will probably need to ask for proof of some sort if the winner blows us all out of the water.
PRIZES Prizes are clearly the second best part of this challenge…the first is eating those holiday treats and knowing you won’t be putting on a single pound to start 2011. Complete prize details will be coming soon. Possible ways to win:

1. Total points prize
2. Randomly drawn winners
  HolidayBootieBuster
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Positive Thought for the day

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

~Mary Engelbreit

Me Time Monday!!

Last night I went out on the town with a fun friend Terra, we went to dinner at the Olive Garden, which in-case you were looking for a fabulous no fail gift for someone on your list for Christmas, a gift card to olive garden would would be great!!!

Then we proceeded to the cheap movie where we watched the movie You Again with Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Odette Yustman, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White.  Such a cute show.  I won't give any spoilers, but it is a great comedy about how crazy us women can be especially when we are a little jealous or stuck in the past.  Great chick flick!

It is so refreshing for me to get a night out on the town and have the ability to just be me.  I usually walk away feeling refreshed and ready to face my duties and be a better Mom and Wife.  I am so grateful that I have a husband that understands this and will watch the kiddos so I can have some ME TIME :) 

What did you do for you this week?

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today i am grateful for my little brother Chanse, he is so funny and always keeps us laughing!!! Love ya!

Fun Fact

Did you know that eating an apple can make you 50% better at fending off illness, and if by chance you meet a superbug, you will be bakc on your feet 50% faster than those who dont regularly munch on an apple.  Why? you ask...  well because apples are a top source of soluble fiber, they help stop immune cells from triggering inflammation in response to viruses, instead helping them to gently battle infections without creating symptoms according to study co-author Gregory freund, M.D.

Aim for 2 cups of sliced apples or applesauce daily!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for good friends, that help you to remember who you are.

Positive Thought for the day

I am not limited by any past thinking.  I choose my thoughts with care.  I constantly have new insights and new ways of looking at my world.  I am willng to change and grow.
~Louise Hay

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

If Jesus came to see us and could be with us just a little while, would he do paperwork?
~Mary Ellen Edmunds

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for a clean house!! I love it when my home is nice and cleaned.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for my brother Chase, he came out and watched my kiddos all day so I could get ready for a baby shower I am throwing tomorrow. Thanks buddy!
 

Positive Thought for the day

" I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

-- Helen Keller

Fun Fact

Did you know that just by consuming 2 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) daily reduces your risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 40%.  This great oil has rich stores of squalene that helps to inhibit swelling in joints according to Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

Fabulous Food Friday!

Okay so I love to cook, and I love even more to bake (even though I know that all the sugar and sweets are horrible for you).  So here is my compromise, I will be posting on this blog some of my favorite healthy recipes, along with a few of my not so healthy recipes and I will warn you in advance if it is a not so good for you recipe, and I will try to post more healthy recipes than non-healthy recipes.  Also if you have anything fantastic that you would like to share with us all that would be great too.  I will try to post pictures when I remember to take them, but don't be mad if I forget... sometimes when I am cooking away I forget that someone might want to take a peek at what I am doing.  Also some of my recipes are a make as you go, and I don't have exact ingredient amounts, but I will try to be as specific as possible.  Be patient with me and I will try to remember to take pics as I go.

This week the recipe is one I don't have a picture for, but have to share with you because it was fantastic, and I think pretty healthy. 

Chicken Quesadillas!!!

Ingredients you will need
Olive oil (a little for the pan to cook your chicken in) approx 1 Tbsp
Chicken breasts/tenders 1 breast per quesadilla
Onion 
Low fat/fat free sour cream 1 Tbsp per quesadilla
Your favorite salsa about 1/8 cup per quesadilla
Bunch or two of Cilantro (I used half for my mix, and the other half to top)
Weight watchers reduced fat mexican style shredded cheese (I used about 1/2 a bag for 3 quesadillas)
Salt & pepper to taste
Tortillas preferably wheat

Cut your chicken into 1inch cubes, chop your onion, and in olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan.  Season to your liking with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you typically use (taco seasoning would be great although I didn't think of it this time).  When the chicken is cooked through mix it in a bowl with the sour cream, salsa, cilantro and cheese (don't use all your cheese).  Take and in the frying pan place a tortilla spread a small amount of cheese on the bottom, and add the chicken mixture over top, then top with another tortilla.  Warm until the cheese is melted, and flip.  Top with additional sour cream, cilantro, and salsa if you need, but I didn't think it needed anything else.  Serve with a big salad, and you have a fantastic healthy well rounded little meal.  One thing I thought would taste great after the fact was to add black beans to your chicken mixture.  I will for sure be trying this next time.  One thing to keep in mind the more sour cream and cheese you add the less healthy this little meal gets, so make sure to use those items in moderation, and I will try to have more exact measurements for you with the next recipe.  Would love to hear what you have made this week, any suggestions you might have, and if you try this recipe, what did you think. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SO EXCITED!!!

I got this in my e-mail today, and was sooo excited.  I can't wait to give some of these gifts for christmas.  Check out the link to the doTERRA Holiday gift giving guide.

Positive Thought for the day

What we call results are beginnings
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Month of Graditude healthy habit

A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check
payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and
including, their life. That is beyond honor, and there are way too many
people in this country who no longer remember that fact. If you are in
...the military or are a veteran, THANKYOU!!!  We are soooo grateful for the sacrife you and your loved ones have made so that we have the freedoms we do.

 This is my brother Jesse and his girlfriend Sam.

Today I am thankful for my brother Jesse!!! He is currently active duty army, served one tour in Iraq, where he was in a road side bombing accident.  He has sustained nerve damage through his arm, hearing loss, and more nerve damage through his leg.  Not to mention being witness to so many tragic incidents.  I know that our soldiers have memories that will haunt them for a lifetime, and I am grateful that they are willing to sacrifice it all just for us and our freedoms.  Remember that you live in the greatest country in the world, and always remember those who have died, served, and are currently serving.  And remember them in your prayers, they need all the help they can get.  I am proud that he is my brother, and for the sacrifices he has made for our country. I love you buddy!!!

Fun Fact

Did you know that by taking longer strides when you walk you will help brighten your own outlook on life.  To add to that remember to stand up straight.  Simple little moves that encourage you to take in more oxygen, which in turn will help to energize your body and fire up those brain cells.

Essential Oil of the Week

Every Thursday I will give you a little essential oil education.  Today we will be learning about the benefits of Basil
Basil is:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate)
  • Diuretic
  • Disinfectant (urinary/pumlonary)
  • Stimulant (nerves, adrenal cortex)
  • Uplifting
  • Anticatarrhal
  • Antidepressant
  • Energizing
  • Restorative
Uses of Basil are:
  • Respiratory problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Poisonous Insect or snake bites
  • Fevers
  • Epidemics
  • Malaria
  • Migraines (especially from liver and gallbladder problems)
  • Mental fatigue
  • Menstrual periods (scanty
  • Alertness
  • Anxiety
  • Bronchitis
  • Chills
  • Chronic colds
  • Concentration
  • Nervous depression
  • Digestion
  • Earache
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue (mental)
  • headaches
  • Hiccoughs
  • Insect bites (soothing)
  • Insect repellent
  • Insomnia (from nervous tension)
  • Intestinal problems
  • Poor memory
  • Chronic mucus
  • Muscle spasms
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Prostate problems
  • Rhinitis (inflammation of nasal mucus membranes)
  • Loss of smell
  • Snake bites
  • Vomiting
  • Wasp Stings
  • Whooping cough
This oils can be applied with out dilution when used topically.  Great places to try it are on the temples, tip of nose, reflex points of the feet and/or hands, or directly over the problem area.  Diffuse.  Add to your food or water as a dietary supplement as this is generally recoginezed as safe for human consumption by the FDA.

Avoid this oil during pregnancy.  Not for use by people with epilepsy.  It amy irritate sensitive skin so test first on a small area.

This oils is great blended with bergamot, cypress, whit fir, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, and wintergreen.



Basil Essential Oil
Ocimum basilicum


Valued for its restorative and calming properties, basil is commonly used for soothing sore muscles and joints, to ease breathing, and as a cooling agent for the skin*. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
 15ml
$26.67






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.

Information from the book Modern Essentials:  A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.  Purchase from Amazon.com for $25.95

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for my job!!! I love what I do, and am grateful that my husband has a job that he loves as well. There are so many who don't have that luxury right now.

Positive Thought for the day

Appreciate more than you expect.
~Mary Ellen Edmunds

Fun Fact

Did you know that your nose dries out in colder weather, and any crack in this delicate nasal passage gives bacteria an fast pass to your system.  The solution!!  Eat more sweet potatoes, they are rich in vitamin A, and this will help boost the cell health of your nasal passage and help the mucus membranes stay moist according to Susan M. Kleiner Ph.D., R.D.

The recommended daily dose is one sweet potato daily or if you are like me and don't particularly love sweet potatoes, try 1/2 C carrots, 3/4 C spinach, or 1 1/2 C squash to get the same vitamin A benefit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough."

--Oprah Winfrey

Home Made Simple

Has anyone purchased this book, I got an e-mail about it the other day, and really want it.  Those of you looking for a Christmas idea (hint, hint j/k) this looks like it might be a fun one.  I will be sure to post a review if this is something that I end up with.

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am so very thankful for seasons!!! I am so very much loving the cooler temperatures and fantastic scenery that surrounds me.  I love the combination of the reds, oranges, browns, yellows and greens with a little bit of white!!!  I love this time of year so very much! 

What are you grateful for today?

Fun Fact

Vacuum fresh filter
Have a HEAPA or other filtered vacuum?  Put a few drops of your favorite oil on the filter and pop it back in.  Air flowing through the filter dispels amazing aroma throughout the room, and kills any nasty microbes or bacteria that might be hanging out in your vacuum.

Try It Tuesday

Okay like I said I am hoping to get some fun things up and going on the blog each day of the week (except Sunday, everyone needs a day off).  So this week I have tried a new essential oil combination.  I have really been loving it and noticing it has helped me a ton.  As a perfume I have been wearing Citrus Bliss, and Elevation.  The combination of the two oils is heavenly, and I have noticed that it has helped give me a mood boost (and with winter right around the corner I think we all could use that), a wonderful energy boost, and also a little help with my mood swings.  Plus I have had a lot of compliments on my fragrance!!!  So here they are, two fantastic products you might try if you have the need.

Citrus Bliss
Invigorating Blend


dōTERRA®'s Citrus Bliss invigorating blend merges the benefits of citrus essential oils. We combine the powerful essences of wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, and clementine with a hint of vanilla to form this unique and harmonious blend. With benefits that extend beyond elevating mood and reducing stress, Citrus Bliss has natural, potent compounds with cleansing properties. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while emitting a fresh sweet scent. For aromatic or topical, use.
  • Anxiety
  • Calming
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sedative
  • Circulation
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Corns
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphatic decongestant
  • Memory
  • Nails
  • Uplifting
$20.00








Elevation™
Joyful Blend


Elevation™ is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of CPTG® essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation is a blend of lavandin, tangerine, elemi, lemon myrtle, melissa, ylang ylang, osmanthus and sandalwood blended flawlessly for an immediate and dramatic effect. For aromatic or topical use.

  • Adrenal glands
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Anger
  • Deodorant (dilute 2-3 drops in 1Tbsp of coconut oil and apply under arms)
  • Depression
  • Energy
  • Lupus
  • Mood Swings
  • Self Love
  • Lungs
  • Siezure
  • Low libido
  • Shock
  • Stimulationg
  • Stress
  • Emotional stress
  • Uplifting
  • Weightloss

$49.33





Monday, November 8, 2010

Fun Fact

Did you know that floral scents such as lavender, geranium and rose will help you feel more love.  According to Ayurveda philosophy this will help to open your heart chakra, and allow you to feel love at a higher level.

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am so very thankful for education.  I am one who really enjoys learning, and highly values education.  I am grateful for all the opportunities that have found me and allowed for me to continuously further my education.  I am also thankful for the education that my husband has, and is continuing as well.  And lastly I am thankful for all the teachers out there who take the time to really be a role model, mentor, and teacher.

Positive Thought for the day

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much
~Joan Collins

Me Time Monday!!

Each day of the week I will be featuring something new and fun, this is to motivate me to write and get my blog really going.  So every Monday will be me time monday.  I think it is sooo very important to find time for yourself in life, if you don't what is the fun.  So each week I am going to tell you about what I did that week to take time just for me, and would love it if you would share with me what you are all doing for you.

So last week, for me, I indulged in a little craft project, don't worry I will be sharing this with you soon, but I didn't get to finish it.  I will finish it this week, and be sure to post pictures.

Another thing I did just for me was to take my hubby out for dinner (and attempted movie) but we ended up renting a redbox and snuggling on the couch instead (which in my opinion is much better). 

I also took some time to work on my book, which is really a me-time project as well.

It was a fantastic week and I am looking forward to this one.  I am hosting a baby shower at my house, and can't wait.  I will tell you all about it and hopefully post pictures next week.

Have a fabulous week, and don't forget to find your own "me-time" and come back and share it with me, I can always use another great way to spend my me-time.

Free Essential oils!!

This month if you purchase a kit and sign up for a wholesale account with doTERRA (no worries there is no monthly commitment) you get $50 worth of free product credits to use any time after December 15.  This is a great deal.  I have only ever seen them do one better in the 2 years I have been on board.  Don't miss a great opportunity, click here to sign up, you will need my number to sign up 6592.  Please feel free to call me if you have questions.  435-
Publish Post
760-5860

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

I am willing to release old, negative beliefs.  They are only thoughts that stand in my way.  My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling.
~Louise Hay

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am grateful for daylight savings, it is kinda nice to get that extra little hour of sleep!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Love this

Just wanted to share, we got the movie How to Train your Dragon, I was trying to hold out til Christmas, but my 4 year old wanted to rent it pretty much every day, so I broke down and gave it to him.  Such a cute fun movie.  Just wanted to share if you are looking for a wonderful family movie for Christmas (if you can hold out that long) this one is great!!

Getting closer

For those of you who never venture off the main page, the links at the top of the page all have different places for you to get information or shop.  I have been working hard to get some of my items on here for the fabulous Christmas season.  I have some of my jewelry, essential oils, and other products all set up for you to purchase.  I am hoping to get more up and going soon, so please keep checking the site, I hope you will check it out and remember me for Christmas time!!!  If this works well, we will be converting over to a website for our sales items and keep the blog for informational purposes. 

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am very thankful for my friends!!!  It is so great to have those people in your life who will listen to your crap, know your flaws and imperfections, and still stand by you when they have no reason to other than they are your friend!!  I love all my friends, and am so glad that they are a part of my life.

Positive Thought for the day

"Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough."
~Dinah Shore

Friday, November 5, 2010

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for my parents, they are the best a person could ask for, and I couldn't be where I am today with out their teaching and influence.  Thank you so much Mom & Dad for all you do!!!

Positive Thought for the day

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
~Nancy Astor

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

If you don't learn from your mistakes, what's the use of making them?
~Mary Ellen Edmunds

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am thankful for our Troops!!!  I am so grateful to live in this great country with all the rights and privileges that I have and for those who sacrifice so we can all share that together!!!  What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

To fear love is to fear life...
~Bertrand Russell

Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am so thankful for a fantastic husband, let me just share with you how wonderful he is.  He works hard all day, helps me with the kiddos, dinner and cleaning when he gets home, and then studies for his masters classes.  He is so motivated and driven and I love it.  He is so supportive of what I think I want to do, and continues to support me even when it changes.  He is the level head in our relationship and is my perfect match.  I don't think anyone has, can or will put up with me and my crazy the way he does and can.  I am soo very grateful for him and don't know what I would do with out him in my life!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood

~Marie Curie

Fun Fact

Did you know that Heal All a natural wild flower can help to calm a cold sore!!  It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents that help sooth symptoms of cold sores and shingles.

Christmas Special!!!

Christmas Sale!!!

It is that time of year again where we get to start thinking about CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!! 


I will be running a special on my gift certificates now through December 24, 2010.  My usual zone price is $30, but I will be selling the Gift certificates 1 for $25, 2 for $48,  and 3 for $70, 4 for $90, and 5 for $100, this is a fantastic deal.  Due to the great deal I am limiting the amount of gift certificates to 50 gift certificates at this price, so hurry quick before they sell out. 

Call me: 435-760-5860
E-mail me:  Sheena_olsen@yahoo.com



Now through December 24, I will also be offering 10% off all my other items, jewelry, oils, cleanses, soaps, bath salts, scrubs, bubble bath and lotions.
 
Sheena Olsen
Natural Bliss Foot Zone Therapy
www.naturalbliss4u.blogspot.com
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Month of Graditude healthy habit

Today I am so thankful for my kids, they are wonderful, and I am blessed to have them in my life.  The keep me laughing all the time!!  Today my little Brody (3yrs) says to me in the car on the way to the baby sitter "mom me and Bridger melt your heart huh."  Soooo precious!!! I am the luckiest mom in the world!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Positive Thought for the day

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

--Harriet Tubman

Fun Fact


 Fruit or veggie wash
Add 3-5 drops of a citrus oil to 2qts - 1 gallon of water in a bowl, mix well, then use as a wash fruits and vegetables.  Dry well.  Will also help prevent premature molding or rotting.  Check shop essential oils to purchase some citrus oils.