Because I like cost-savings just like the next person, instead of buying more Thieves hand soap, I decided to make it MYSELF! I’m not usually a Do-It-Yourself type of gal....but I am now! 🤗. See ⬇️ for my DIY recipe using a foaming hand soap pump & shake:
💧3 tbsp of baby unscented pure-castile soap
💧4 drops of YL’s V-6 vegetable oil complex
💧6 drops of YL’s Thieves oil blend
💧3 drops of YL’s Lavender oil
💧Fill rest of bottle with filtered or distilled water
And a lil fun fact for you curious minds. This hand soap recipe does NOT contain ❌TRICLOSAN❌. This chemical is found in most antibacterial products, soaps, deodorant, hand sanitizers & dish detergents. It’s a known endocrine disruptor & especially dangerous to the thyroid & reproductive system! Sadly, hand sanitizers & antibacterial products have chemicals which kill both the bad bacteria & the good (eek!) which can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. .
So go make yourself some Thieves foaming hand soap ya’ll! 👍
Real talk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For years after my mom passed away I didn't think I wanted to have kids. I was terrified to bring a child into the world without having my mom by my side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As the years went on and after I met Radi I started to feel differently, and started to be able to see children in my future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, I understand that as hard as it is going through life's milestones without your mother, she lives through me. ⠀
The way I am with Laith and the way I parent is a direct reflection of her. And I couldn't be more grateful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So here is to our incredible mother's and to the incredible mother's that we have all or have yet to become ❤
Have a beautiful Sunday lovelies 💕
We need to reprogram the belief that somehow self-care/ self-love isn't necessary, or selfish. Taking care of yourself is the best gift you can give to yourself and share with others. Go ahead and DIVE in!!
“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” - Alexandra Elle
Replenish. Recharge. Restore. Because Self-Care Matters.
See what that is there? A nutrition facts label, NOT supplement label, because, it’s FOOD! .
Juice Plus+ products are made from the juice powder concentrates and oils from more than 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains. While Juice Plus+ isn’t a substitute for eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food-based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins, along with antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Every Juice Plus+ product is made from quality ingredients grown farm fresh, providing the natural nutrients your body needs.
The best way to reduce your risk of disease is to eat healthy. The right fuel in your body makes it run better. Fruits and vegetables are two key food groups known to contribute to better health. Juice Plus+ puts more of the valuable nutrition from fruits and vegetables back into your diet to improve health and wellness. Give yourself a better diet and a healthier lifestyle. .
We all know there is a gap between what we should eat and what we actually do eat. Juice Plus+ provides nutrition from fruits and vegetables, as well as grains, plants and algal oils, to help you bridge the gap to a healthy lifestyle.
All of our blends contain a range of nutritionally dense whole foods. The freshness of an orange, the ripeness of a red tomato, and the juicy goodness of blackberries, all shrunk down into convenient, on-the-go solutions. 🍒🍊🍏🥑🍅🥦 #takebackyourhealth#healthykids#healthyfamily#bridgethegap#wholefoodnutrition#backtoschool#nomoresickdays#kidseatfree
Coaching people to better health is one of my passions! Today one of my clients reached out to me to tell me one of her “non scale victories” which is that she was able to stop taking her acid reflux medication that she’s been on for nearly 15 years! Yes, she’s been losing weight over the last few months, and it’s been life changing for her. But, most of the time, my clients are more thrilled with the other benefits that come along with losing weight and reclaiming their health. Things like more energy, better sleep, clearer skin, less medication and so much more. Being healthy isn’t just about a number on a scale. It’s about quality of life. It’s about the freedom to enjoy this one life we are given. My life changed when I committed to learning the habits of health and it’s amazing to be able to coach others to that same life changing freedom. I’m available to chat and ready to help you, too! #habitsofhealth#optavia#optavia30#leanandgreen#healthyfat#adventuroushealthyliving#changeyourlife#takebackyourhealth#freedom#weightloss#nonscalevictory#healthcoach#liveyourbestlife#celebratesmallvictories
❓What in the world is gut health?❓
In a nutshell... a healthy gut = a healthy life. Your gut is the center of your health.💪🏻That means the direct path to wellness lies in your intestines, specifically in the relationship between the good😇and the bad😈bacteria there.
80% of your immune system is found in the gut.🤧If you suffer from things like being overweight, autoimmune diseases, hormone imbalances, diabetes, chronic fatigue, eczema, rosacea, anxiety, depression or migraines, these can all be linked back to an unhealthy gut.🏨
Not enough good bacteria, or too many bad, can make us sick and overweight.🤒Research proves thin people carry more diverse gut bacteria than overweight people.
When your gut bacteria is in a state of disruption, you actually have a higher appetite and you crave more food.😋Certain babacteria can cause the body to crave a particular food, like sugar🍭or bread.🥐 Also, bacterial imbalance suppresses leptin, the hormone that tells us we’ve eaten enough.🙅🏻♀️
So if you’ve been struggling with your weight, it might be time to take a look at your gut health.🤔
Fear will stop you in your tracks and keep you in the same place you've always been. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Going after your goals, chasing your dreams means doing things that make you uncomfortable, that scare the crap out of you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But it's in these uncomfortable moments that we learn to grow, and it's by doing these things that we get that much closer to our goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Building a business and becoming an entrepreneur has been scary, pee my pants scary. But I've been getting in the habit of asking myself what is the worst that can happen?
They say no to your pitch, people don't like what you posted, you slip up and say the wrong thing. Is it really that bad? Atleast I can sit here knowing I tried my best, looked fear in the face and went for it anyways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are you going to do today that scares you?
What makes me want to keep my body as healthy as I can? What makes my definition of “healthy” different from yours? How can you and I both be wellness minded, but be doing it completely different? That is the beauty of life | We all get to find our own path, create our own worth and reach goals that are all our own! 🖤
Super easy, & delicious, 30-minute dinner.
Sautéed rapini topped with black drum coated with herbs & spices, sundried tomatoes, onions, garlic, & artichokes baked in the oven for 20 minutes.
Healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated. Don’t get overwhelmed with all the choices out there. Keep it realistic for you and your family and you will succeed.
Did you know that black women between the ages of 30 and 40 are at the highest risk for developing fibroids? Not to mention, studies have shown that 80% of woman of the African descent will develop fibroids by the age 50. 🤔 .
Check out our full guide (in bio) find out all you need to know about managing /preventing fibroids !
We are all particles of grace. Each and every one of us came from the Divine and that is where we will return. We are not separate from grace (though sometimes we sure work hard at it…) .
. ✨thoughts become things. Every concrete, material item, every new technology, every deed--good and bad-- was a thought first. .
. 👊🏻We are incredibly powerful creators. Use this gift wisely. .
. 🤔Are you even aware that you have this gift at all? Do you believe that you have the power to create? Well, have you ever made a cake? a piece of art? music? Something that now exists that wasn’t there before? Yes, you, my friend, are a #miraculouscreator ...like it or not, this awesome responsibility is yours. .
💫Place a drop of holy Frankincense in your palm with a dab of Melissa--the oil of LIGHT. She awakens the soul to truth and light, and reminds us who we truly are. . 🙏🏻Rub your palms together, close your eyes and breathe deep. Place your hands on your heart and REMEMBER.♥️ Feels good, yes? . 💫Needs some of these magical compounds? DoTERRA’s purity is unparalleled in the #essentialoil industry and this is a game changer when using these oils medicinally and therapeutically. ✨I can teach you how!
✨sent me a message (link above 👆🏻)and we’ll talk. #lifecanbebeautiful#mentor#drmom#coachingformoms#lifecoachforwomen#meditationmadesimple#howtouseessentialoils#healthcoach#takebackyourhealth#bodymindsoul#bodymindspirit#grace
New Blog Post Today: How I Am Finding My Groove. I have had a hard time finding time to even write my blog posts lately. Have you heard what I have been up to? Click on the link in my profile to find out.
I hope you are finding YOUR GROOVE!
Rachel from @twokidsinthecity and I are so excited to announce our very first Work and Wellness event by our co-creation Healthy Intensions Collective!! We created this event to promote health and wellness and showcase local businesses with mindful intentions! Our event is September 29th! Checkout the Get Tickets tab in my profile for all the details!!
Here we go again! More fear-mongering.
The CDC's alleged measle outbreak is called shedding season, AKA back to school! Individuals who receive these vaccines shed upwards to 25 days! The vast majority of adults in the United States are not receiving the CDC's adult recommended boosters. If you are not receiving your boosters, guess what, you are considered unvaccinated! Why then, are you forcefully pumping your children with some fairytale, biological product with aborted fetus cells, DNA, and an array of other toxins?
Many individuals, such as myself, vaccinated as a child with boosters, still obtained the measles. Still obtained the chicken pox! Totally, manageable ailments. Natural immunity is the best and only immunity! The vast majority of individuals recover without issue and now have immunity for life. Stop pumping toxins into your children, when you, yourself are completely unvaccinated! These toxins come with severe risks, ie, Death! In addition to the fact that pharmaceutical companies are protected from liability by the federal government! Hmm?!? Stop the insanity and the fear mongering which impedes our cognitive thinking!
Take back your health! Avoid genetically modified organisms, detox, exercise, READ, meditate,, keep yourself in a proper alkalinity state, go earthing!
When treated properly and provided the adequate and most beneficial nutrients, our bodies will heal themselves! You do not need big #pHarma to live a true healthy life. Our planet shall provide all we need.... #Measels#MeaselsOutbreak#SheddingSeason#BackToSchool#Detox#VACCINES#GMOS#Fluoride#Monsanto#Bayer#Geoengineering#5g#Agenda2030#FearMongering#NaturalImminity#TakeBackYourHealth#StopTheInsanity#216#Cleveland 🌎
I’m in week 6 of the #ashnordmanchallenge with @ashnordman guiding an amazing group of individuals and I have rediscovered this 👆
I’ve been what people consider “in shape” before: doing crossfit 6 times a week and training for bodybuilding competitions aka: I was really lean and it looked good. But no one knew I was messing up my metabolism by binging on cheat meals. And don’t even ask me about post show care .... it was non existent. I was given all the right tools to make smart decisions after the competitions but never did. I was exhausted after shows, tired of making healthy choices, and burnt out from stress that I internalized. All of this = rapid weight gain.
Almost 3 1/2 years after my last bodybuilding competition and I’m finally relearning how to take control again of my health and diet. •I need a plan to follow, I needed to be ready to accept that, and I finally did
•I needed to be okay with making mistakes and not being So Damn Hard on myself. And I finally am
•I needed to accept where I was recognize how I got there and allow myself to get healthy again. And I finally did!
I cannot say thank you enough to @ashnordman for teaching me again about the importance of micro nutrients 🌱, for helping keep me accountable during this challenge, and for always encouraging us to take back our health and our power! 💚
I shy away big time from very personal posts on social media. As most of you know, I usually post just pics of my garden, my dog, or at most, pics of my favorite vegan dinners. But I'm coming up on an anniversary of sorts. The end of this month will mark three years since my breast cancer diagnosis. And even at the time, I didn’t share it on social media and only my closest and dearest even knew about it. It’s been quite a life changing journey since then (to say the least), and continues to open me up to many new discoveries that the most recent of which I really want to share. After going through the usual gotta-almost-kill-you-to-save-you treatments, I was started on a drug for a period of five years to lower my chances of recurrence. I had decided (and not easily - I am a traditional medicine skeptic) at the beginning of my cancer journey, to trust my caregivers and what they were recommending. And I was still in the place of huge fear that this diagnosis brings, so I began to take the drug. As time went on, the side effects mounted and I tried everything I knew to bless them in the name of not having to go through IT again. They were truly awful: joint and bone pain, constant waves of depression and anxiety, vision changes, weight gain, etc., etc., etc. One of the worst was my stomach issues. After radiation treatments, nothing, and I mean nothing, ‘set’ right. I had constant stomach aches. This went on for months and months until Annie, my daughter, told me she had something to heal my gut and would I try it? She will probably say that I resisted heavily, as is usual for me, but I don’t remember. What I know is that I began taking this product that was developed to heal the gut, our “second brain”, and within three weeks, my stomach issues were gone. Totally gone. And I began to lose, oddly, some of the fear of quitting this chemotherapy drug that was not only destroying my quality of life, but putting me at risk for other terrible cancers and conditions. (Continued in comments below)