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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Positive Affirmations for Those With Anxiety

A while back ago, I did a pretty popular 10 Affirmations Every Woman Should Know. I’ve been thinking about how I could do some more! I love affirmations, I am a huge believer in affirmations and the power of positive thinking. Those that live more positivity do live longer, healthier lives.

I also want to mention that I have pretty serious anxiety. So for those with anxiety telling us “oh it will get better”, or “don’t worry so much”, its hard to live a positive life. It’s hard to tell the negative side of our brain to just go take a hike. So I get it.

But I’ve also learned that saying positive affirmations when I start to feel overwhelmed is EXTREMELY helpful!!!

So here are a few to keep in mind.

I can not stress this enough. Any mental or physical illness. You ARE NOT your diagnosis. Yes, some people may never get to do this or do that with that diagnosis, but that doesn't mean that YOU won't. You are ONE IN A MILLION! You are your own person, and by letting others define what you can and can not do is not healthy for you. So no matter what, go on and live your life the way that YOU want to.

How many times have you heard of people doing miraculous things? I'm sure it's been several. You can handle whatever it is that life that throws at you and you are stronger than you think you are. Yes, it sucks sometimes but you can and you will get through it. Don't let one moment define your entire life.

 Anxiety is all about "what ifs". It controls our world. I get it. But daily I remind myself to not let fear control my actions. Living in the world of what if is a scary place. It is absolutely not a place that you should try to stay in. Remind your self as needed that fear does not control you! You are in charge of your body!

I have to admit this has been a problem for me, even back in high school. I would literally "what if" myself out of going and doing something that I would enjoy. Yes, it was scary. Yes, the social anxiety usually made me break out in hives before I ever got there. But you want to know something. I discovered that once I got there I usually had a really good time and I was really happy that I even went. That's why I say to tell yourself it is perfectly okay to not want to go, but I fully recommend making yourself go. Push your limit. You will be happy that you did.

Do you have anxiety? Are there any affirmations that you use daily to help you get through? I would love to know them!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How To Obtain Your Best Future

Do you find yourself lost in a cycle of never ending days that repeat themselves over and over? Are you tired of being lost in that circle? Obtaining your best future is completely in your hands. You can achieve the future that you want, and I'm going to tell you how.

1.       Want It:  Sounds crazy. I mean, who wouldn’t want a better future? Well, honestly that is the first step. You should want it. You must think about it, dream about it. It has been in the front of your mind with every decision you make. When you face a decision, ask yourself is this really what will take me to my best future?

2.       Grab A Goal Planner: I personally have a beautiful goal planner that I use, however if you don't just grab a piece of paper and have fun. I always try to write down my big goal first. But you can’t change your whole life overnight. So underneath your major goal, write down a few smaller goals. Divide those goals down to something achievable. The smaller the breakdown the easier you’ll see your goals completed one by one.

3.       Get Ready To Sweat:  Goals aren’t completed by sitting on the coach praying that they will be finished. You have to work for it. Sweat for it. Nothing worth having is easy. But you can do it, and you WILL do it.  Reach out to those in the industry of what you are wanting to achieve, take classes, read books and most of this can be done for completely free.

4.       Ignore The Haters: I will admit that this is probably my hardest portion of achieving my dreams. I let too many people tell me that I can’t do something before I decided that I could and I would. You can too! You will! It won’t be simple, but everything will be completely worth it when you achieve it.

I know you are reading this thinking it can’t be that this simple. But it really is. So tell me what is is that you want for your best future?

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Learning To Forgive Someone Who Doesn't Deserve It.

In the last post I spoke of forgiving yourself, but I wanted to take a step further and lets talk about forgiving those that have hurt you. Those that have heart you, and don't care. Let's start forgiving those that don't really deserve it.

Once when I was growing up, I'll never forget some advice that was given to me. I was very upset and asked someone, "How am I supposed to be able to get over it?" She smiled, rubbed my back and proceeded to tell me the following, "Love and hate are just two sides of the same coin. Even when you hate someone, deep down you can still find love for them. You'll know you are ready to move on, to forgive, when you no longer care one way or the other."

I didn't understand what she meant by this at the time, because how could someone that meant to so much to me eventually be placed in a category of "I don't care about them." But with time, prayer, and a lot of patience it did.

It's like one day, I didn't care what they were doing anymore. I didn't care who they were hanging around with, or what their everyday routine might have been. I knew then that I had reached a place where I could forgive them. Did they deserve it? Probably not, because's not like they ever apologized for it. But deep down I knew holding on to the anger, the hurt, and the hostility that came with not forgiving them wasn't healthy.

Being healthy is much more than making sure to get that exercise in, or trying to eat the right foods. To be truly healthy you have to work on your emotions as well. You can't walk around holding grudges, because eventually that will eat away at you! So how do you learn to forgive someone who doesn't deserve it?

  1. Give it time. As they say "Rome wasn't built in a day."
  2. Learn that yes, you have to back off your pride a little to allow this to happen.
  3. Don't be so hard on yourself. If you can't do it just yet, that's okay!
  4. Remember that you are forgiving them for yourself, you aren't doing it for them.
  5. Don't stress. When it's time you'll know
.Life is never easy, and honestly this is no exception. Overtime you will see how this was the best move you could make for yourself.

Have you ever had to forgive someone who you didn't feel deserved it? How well did you handle it? Did it take a long time to come to terms with it? Let me know below.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Four Steps To A Happier You

In our technological age, we are constantly being flooded with images or stories of people with luxurious lifestyles. It does become very hard not to compare our lives with those around us. When being constantly told that we should do more, look better, and have more things... we start to become discouraged by our current lot in life. Then we wonder why we are sad, or feeling gloom more than we should. So I came up with a list of four steps to make you a happier person, and you can start today!

Step One: Forgiveness.

This isn't just about forgiving those that have wronged you or hindered your growth as a person in some way. I mean, yes you should do that too, but I want to talk about forgiving yourself. Forgive yourself for those things that you are holding on to. Maybe it's forgiving yourself for not taking that chance five years ago, quitting college, or maybe it's as simple as forgiving yourself for the snickers bar you ate at lunch. Whatever it is, give yourself permission to to forgive yourself. You don't deserve to feel guilty forever.

Step Two: Gratitude.

I'm sure if you really take a step back and analyze your life, you will realize that you have more than you think you do. Sure, you may have a beat up car, but at least you have one. Do you have a family that loves you? Chances are you do, and that is something that you can always be thankful for. Just try being thankful for the clothing on your back or the air that your breathing. Trust me when I say a lot of people have it worse than you and everything works in will get past whatever troubles you are having so for now hold on to things you are thankful for.

Step Three: Acceptance.

So let's talk about that beat up car you are thankful for, you probably want a nicer one. That is 100% acceptable, but unless you are just hiding money chances are you can't just run off and buy one right now. It's also okay to want a new car, but it is not okay to be Mrs. Grumpy pants because your friend just bought one. Accepting your situation as it is right now is hard. But it will make you happier. Accepting that you can't completely change your life overnight is okay!  Also, when I say that you are accepting your situation doesn't mean that you aren't going to ever change it...which leads to the final step.

Step Four: Change.

And....back to that car. You're thankful for it, you have accepted you can't go purchase a brand new one today but that doesn't mean it will always be that way and that's what you need to look forward to. You need to be able to change yourself, your situation, whatever it is in your life that is making you unhappy. If you want to make more money, take the necessary changes and steps to make that happen. You can't continue to do the same routine and except your situation to change. You have to be willing to put the blood, sweat and tears into it! Change is hard, very hard. I hate change honestly, and it took me a long time to realize that I should make many of them. Don't be like me, start changing now.

If your thinking "it can't be that simple", it 100% can. Google is amazing, it can help you figure out what changes you need to become whatever it is in life that you need to be!!! I would love to chat with you about your fears, your hopes, your dreams! Just send me a message any time!!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Why you should care about the Chemicals in your home

Why you should care about the chemicals in your home

I get this question a lot, from friends…. From my own husband honestly. I wanna stop here for a moment and say he is such a good man and encouraged me to do whatever I need to fill like I am fulfilling my purpose, but he didn’t understand why I was worried about chemicals either. So we recently had a conversation concerning them and I thought I would share the knowledge.

Most people love to say “my parent's used it on me and I’m fine.” While, yes that is probably true that doesn’t make it okay. Before everyone truly realized the harmful affects of smoking, it was allowed in hospitals. My grandparents have rare photos of people in hospitals just a smokin’ it up. Seriously. No one batted an eye. I can actually remember going to restaurants and someone asking my parent’s if we wanted smoking or non. It was acceptable. It was okay, because well their parent’s had done it and they were okay…. Weren’t there?

t comes to find out that we are in fact NOT okay with any of that.  Let me go into a few facts about chemicals in our homes.

Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals.” (Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free)

Yes, you read that right 70,000 NEW chemical compounds! This is what concerns me. Sure our parent’s were fine, we are fine, and our children may be fine….but what about our children’s grandchildren? Are we setting them up to live in a world we want to be in? How do we know all of the chemicals that surround us EVERYDAY isn’t hurting them?

Here are another fun fact about chemicals that is just downright scary to me.

Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year). Most brands of liquid dish soap contain Formaldehyde and ammonia.
[Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]

Now let’s stop and think for just a moment. Liquid dish soap, that we wash our children’s toys, plates, bowls, spoons contain formaldehyde and ammonia??? What and why is that even allowed? We, as mothers, work hard to protect our children and yet something so simple sitting on your sink could be causing them harm. Formaldehyde is a known cancer-causing agent. For reals. It can be found in everything from cosmetics, cleaning supplies, finger nail polish, lotions… whatever. You name it they are probably trying to put this in it. It's actually been stated that our bodies now take longer to decompose than it use to because of the toxic buildup of formaldehyde in our bodies! During the Vietnam War studies show that the American bodies would start to decompose within 4 to 5 days, and now it takes 7 to 10 days for it to start. Also, we all known that formaldehyde is used to embalm bodies right? Well it takes twice as much now then was needed 20 years ago to do it. (Don’t be fooled if you don’t see “formaldehyde” listed as an ingredient. Look up how many names they have to cover it up.

Getting of the subject of that crazy business, I have a really quick facts that I have to share with you. Today. Because they just floored me.

“Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home.[Source: 17- year EPA study]

54% higher death rate from cancer than someone working outside of the home. How crazy is this? This is what chemicals are doing to our bodies. They are making our homes, our safe place, a toxic war zone. This hit way to close to home for me. I mean, I am a stay at home mom. I have washed, cleaned, and sanitized believing I was helping protect my family from germs and sickness. Which I guess I was, but I was also throwing horrible horrible toxins in my home too.

The deeper I dig into the world of chemicals, the more shocked I am by everything I see. I am thankful to have found a company that wants to help keep my home smelling good, looking good, and keep those chemicals out of here.  Why or why not have you embraced a more chemical free life? Let me know in the comments!!
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Oola for Women Book Review


Who here is a book reader? Who here loves the self-help books? I'll admit when I first picked up a self-help, I thought "oh, wow. Now I am officially old." But it isn't like that. I believe that people have so much going on that we constantly forget what it is that we are truly wanting out of life. I believe that is how our self help books come into play.

Recently I have been able to read a phenomenal book! I don't know if you have ever heard of Dave Braun or Troy Amdahl but you should. The are the men behind the Oola Lifestyle and I was able to read their newest book Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You.

Disclaimer: I received this book as payment for this review. This did not however affect my thoughts on the book nor did it sway me in anyway. The thoughts and opinions on this book are strictly my own!

The first time I even noticed anything about Oola was honestly from Young Living and their line of oils inspired by Oola ! After reading about those particular oils, I also started going to their website and reading more into this Oola Lifestyle.

If you are wanting more out of life, more out of your career whatever you need to read some of their amazing books. They have lit a flame underneath me I didn't even know existed. The books themselves are easy to read and include actual true stories from real women. It is fantastic to read these women's stories with lives that have been changed.  It was a quick read and truly only took a week or so to read (given I might have had a few late binders with it because I honestly could not put it down!).

It breaks down the 7 F's that you need to help you lead a balanced life. Faith, Family, Field (career), Financial, Fun, Fitness, Friends are the 7 F's and each one truly speaks right to the soul. Not only does it address them, but it also addresses blockers. Blockers keep you from obtaining those dreams of yours and include: Fear, Guilt, Anger, Self-Sabotage, Laziness, Envy and Lack of Focus. And if you thought we were done there, you are 100% wrong. It also goes through seven accelerators or things that help obtain those goals which are: Gratitude, Love, Disciple, Integrity, Passion, Humility, and Wisdom.

These books are packed full of so much fun stuff. It even shows the Oola Wheel,  Oola Plan, and Oola Path to get you to exactly where you WANT to be in life. ON their website they have an amazing little quiz you can take to see where you are in your own life and where you might need to focus. Click here to take the Oolawheel Test.

I really recommend taking this test, grabbing these books and taking complete control of your life! You can get this book at these links. It is released on May 2nd.

Have you ever read any of the Oola Life books? What self encouragement books do you recommend?

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