Repost from @morg_stein! Little did we know when we posted Morgan yesterday that today marks 5 years of sobriety for her! Go check out her story @morg_stein ! We are so proud of her! Thank you Morgan for being so open and sharing your story. We love you! #inspiration#sober#liveyourbestlife
I talk a lot about priorities. How the choices we make should directly reflect these priorities in order for our lives to allow space for consistent joy and peace. To feel aligned with who we are and what we want out of life instead of spent and stressed. And how our priorities impact our physical and mental health, either positively or negatively.
Priorities are huge.
One of my biggest priorities in life is taking care of my mental and physical health so that I am not suffering. This requires I prioritize sleep, yoga, getting outside, movement and challenge, meditation, and sourcing/preparing quality food.
Living in a small town on the Oregon coast allows me to do all of these things SO much easier than living somewhere with more people. There is less societal pressure for exhaustion to masquerade as progress. Family time is valued more. Nobody around here really gives two shits what you drive or how big your house is or what brand clothing you have. And there’s freedom in that. Freedom to recognize real needs in myself and my family opposed to external ones. (External = status, things, accolades, etc)
Living here nourishes my mind, body, and soul in it’s natural beauty but also in the slower pace of life. I’ll take quality of life over quantity of things (or a certain lifestyle) ANY DAY.
Aligning your life with your true priorities isn’t as easy as saying “I’m going to start getting up and working out tomorrow!” It’s taking a deep inventory of what you want your life to look like, in the every day, and then begin to ask yourself if the choices you make reflect those values.
I love where I live for mornings like this. I was able to spend a little over an hour trail running and enjoying the fresh, crisp air, the evergreens, and the pacific in all her glory. And now, sitting here writing this post, I am happier and more peaceful because of it.
Life is happening RIGHT NOW. Don’t miss it
Here’s another goodie! 😋 And don’t forget to enter yesterday’s giveaway for a chance to WIN 💵on your account!!! Winner announced LIVE on fb today at 5:00pm with a health tip😘
SKILLET CHICKEN AND VEGGIE “RICE”
Makes 2 servings
1 Leaner protein
2 ½ condiments
• 12 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed small
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ black pepper
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 2 cloves crushed garlic
• 1/4 cup chopped green onion
• 12 ounces riced cauliflower
1/4 cup diced red pepper
Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. When hot add 1 teaspoon oil and add half of the chicken.
Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until no longer pink in the center and browned on the edges. Set aside.
Repeat with remaining chicken.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and garlic, scallions and red pepper and cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, until soft. Add the riced cauliflower (frozen), and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until heated through.
Return the chicken to the skillet,
Cook low heat about 2 to 3 minutes.
A couple years ago I made a huge transition in my life. I embraced the physics of the quest (thank you Elizabeth Gilbert) and walked away from everything comfortable. I thought I was going to die. The grief was unbearable. I felt unrooted, disoriented and lost. But in the midst of taking each step with the question, “what’s the next right thing?” I found myself walking straight towards the life I’d always wanted and never could create. I realized in the process, that the compass we use along our life path requires orientation to ourselves. Our true selves. The raw, honest,messy selves. The self we fear isn’t going to fit in or meet the standards of the world around us. But when we submit to our own hearts and follow the values that tug on our own spirits, we find true north and true people to share that new life with. On the way to what felt like certain ruin, I found myself... and then I found love. Not the other way around. (And even our dog is ecstatic. ❤️) #trustyourpath#liveyourbestlife#couragetochange#dothenextrightthing#weirdthingscanhappen
I have grown + learned more in the past year than I any other year of my life, but there’s one lesson that really stands out. I’ve realized that although it’s great to make decisions, once you’ve made one, that’s only the beginning.
Every single day, every hour, and every minute, we make choices on how to live. We choose how speak, to treat others + ourselves, and above all, to think.
Life is full of lows and highs, and a lot of in-betweens. People let us down, we let others down. We don’t do everything on our to-do list, and we get upset about it. We experience great joy but it doesn’t last forever. And it’s easy to fall victim to insecurities and negative thoughts, bad habits and shortcuts. It’s easy to let others tell us how to live and what to think, to give up and keep postponing happiness until certain things happen- but we don’t always take steps towards those dreams.
It’s much harder to build lasting patterns of thought and manifest our intentions, forgive others, be kind to ourselves, and cultivate a sense of self-worth from within. Because we have to keep choosing how to live, over and over again.
Being human is hard, but it’s also pretty incredible. We each have a responsibility to live our best lives and bring our unique suite of skills into existence. We can weave a life full of purpose and self love, and help others do the same. Or we can wallow in what we don’t have, while at the same time not striving for that reality.
Will you spend your days enjoying a life you love? Will you make decisions that propel you towards your dreams? Or will you decide that it’s out of your hands?
Choose to be with people who lift you up. Strive to feel physically and mentally as fortified as possible. Forgive. Decide you deserve the life that you want, because you do. And always, be kind and patient with yourself.
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My @blackstrap_inc Face masks arrive tonight!! I’ve put them back in stock on my site and added several new ones too!! Link is in bio and the HAPPYWINTER code is still in effect!
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Photo by the one and only @charles_post #wearableart#reflections#creativehappylife#liveyourbestlife#livefully#rachelpohlart
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“Access your ancient wisdom”
Self confidence, Inner knowing, Positivity
This necklace consists of Blue agate druzy, Quartz druzy, Tibetan agate, and Smokey quartz. $265
These are all original, limited edition pieces. Each necklace is energy infused with intention, made with pure love, just for you!
Blue agate heals trauma, builds trust and bonds with people, self confidence, positive energy, leads you to the right path, and harmonizes.
Smokey quartz is extremely beneficial in helping you to manifest your wishes and dreams. It grounds, but uplifts.
Tibetan agate helps to produce strength, power and courage. It also often brings good fortune, prosperity, wealth and good health.
Druzy Crystal will increase your courage and strength and promote fresh new ideas that will help you in your personal growth. It’s also a crystal that’s associated with love, patience, and harmony and helps you attain the highest form of wisdom. The healing energies of Druzy Crystal will open and unlock your personal power to help you find your own vision.
All of these gems are infused with Mother Earth energy. When we respect, love and cherish the gifts from this planet, we can tune into the earth’s energy and benefit in so many beautiful ways.
Wear these creations holding your intentions, as these gemstones, that come from the earth, enhance your intention and give energy towards manifesting the desire you hold.
Connect to yourself, your vision and let this piece of jewelry work it’s magic with you in your vision. #liveyourbestlife
With much love and gratitude, ❤️ Lisa
Do you ever find yourself getting stuck in harsh self talk, negative thought loops, or repetitively fantasizing about worst case scenarios? Here’s how to snap yourself out of it!
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Can you tell that I love Christmas Spirit?? I diffuse it almost every day and stock it up to use even in the summer months. It’s my faaaavorite. 🌲 I ordered 3 through Essential Rewards just this month! ⠀
I also get a Thieves Aromabright toothpaste almost every month—my favorite toothpaste ever. I’ve had so many compliments from the dentist on how great my teeth look since I started using it (and they’re not surprised at all to hear that Thieves toothpaste is the cause). Plus I’ve found I need less toothpaste on the toothbrush than with other brands, my teeth feel more smooth and clean—no layer of residue or chemical coating, and I don’t have that nasty effect when I eat after brushing. Food tastes like food after, not nasty minty fluoride and chemicals. ⠀
Life9 is the one thing I cannot live without. It’s in every ER order, every month, and I take one every night. I’ve tried other probiotics (I’ve had IBS for years now) and none has had the effect of Life9. It’s like a life cushion. I fudge on eating healthy and Life9 keeps me going. An unhealthy and non-organic meal before I started taking Life9 would have wrecked me for days. Now, I can go out to eat with a friend, have a donut at work, have a candy bar at Halloween—I can live my life. And Life9 not only majorly supports my gut health but also is the first line of defense when it comes to my immune health, something I tend to struggle with. A healthy gut is vital to keeping away all the yuck. ⠀
Speaking of all the yuck, another vital weapon in my arsenal against illness and immune system issues is Inner Defense. Inner Defense capsules create unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. Any time the kids at school start missing days or I’m feeling under the weather, I go ahead and take an Inner Defense as a preventative immune boosting supplement. Vitamin C, Ningxia, Thieves, and Inner Defense are vital in the fight against all the yuck.⠀
What’s in your Essential Rewards order this month?
Do you celebrate Christmas? Us too! If not, that’s absolute fabulous as well! ✨
No matter the belief - the holidays can be a stressor for EVERYONE. But, why? Is it the high expectation to gift the most spot on present? Or is it because your family is, well, dysfunctional? Maybe your bank account is saying “Warning!” and your actions are “ALL the spending”. Snow not your thing? Just go through a breakup? First holiday with your new sig-other?
Whatever the reason...we’re taking the next 12 days to retrain how we think about he holidays! After all, snow is basically winter’s glitter bomb. And that’s pretty freakin’ magical.
Christmas can be a time for just that... time. It can be about going home and mending relationships, or building upon the ones you have. It can be about finding the perfect gift to give. It can be about rediscovering yourself and your roots. It can be about making new memories with a new significant other.
Whatever it may be for you... December is the last chapter of 2018. Let’s make it a good one.
Stay tuned from now until D-25 to put some pep in your holiday step and learn about us, H + A. 💋