Some Thoughts About Creating Balance During Stress

As I'm writing this post, I'm in the middle of a pretty stressful chapter of my life. 

I am currently in the process of getting a second home in SLC and moving there temporarily as my business expands! Also, since I'll be living between two cities, I am moving my health coaching practice 95% online.

Definitely exciting developments! But also stressful.

When things get stressful, it's so important to create space for self-love and self-care.

In this post, I talk about 3 areas that are important to focus on during times of intense stress and transition.

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Paleo By Maileo: Paleo Food Delivery (A Review)

Hewie loves when I get packages in the mail almost much as I do, and this most recent package from Paleo by Maileo didn't disappoint either of us! 🐶❤️ 

I was first introduced to Paleo by Maileo when I did a round of Whole30 in January 2017. As an entrepreneur that now lives between two cities, when it comes to stocking up on food I find myself spending less time at the grocery store and more time online. It's easier, it's more convenient, and - a lot of times - it can be more affordable!

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Week of BOGOs Promotion! (July 17-21, 2017)

From July 17-21, I’m hosting a Week of BOGOs!

Each day I’ll be running a special buy-one-get-one deal, where you can get your hands on some great dōTERRA essential oils and nontoxic lifestyle products! You don’t have to be a dōTERRA member to participate, and this is a great no-pressure way to give ‘em a try. Plus, I’ll be throwing in some giveaways and freebies to sweeten the deal!

  • DAILY GIVEAWAYS! Every day, I’ll be giving away 3 5mL bamboo roller bottles to the first three people who make a BOGO purchase! First come, first serve.
  • GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Everyone who participates in the BOGO week will be entered into a grand prize giveaway - the winner will be announced at the end of the week! The more BOGOs you participate in, the more entries you’ll get.

  • EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ACCESS! BOGO week participants will also get exclusive access to my Happy Healthy Community Facebook Group! This secret educational group is where I share tools, resources, and host private webinars and events and offer nutrition and essential oil support.

Watch my Instagram Stories and daily Facebook posts each day to see what the daily BOGO deal is, and simply swipe up to participate! Once you’ve made a purchase, DM me to let me know!

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Live Your Truth: An Essential Oil Blend To Celebrate Pride Month

“Live authentically. Live your truth.” - Neale Donald Walsch

The month of June holds a special place in my heart, because it's LGBTQ Pride month!

LGBTQ Pride embodies a movement of positivity and love:

  • it takes a positive stance against discrimination and violence
  • it promotes self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights,
  • it builds community,
  • and it celebrates diversity.

For me, this month is an opportunity for me to celebrate my personal journey of self-discovery and healing. 

I created this Live Your Truth essential oil blend to celebrate my personal journey to love myself unconditionally and to live my truth. 

Regardless of what sexual orientation or gender identity you are aligned with, or if you consider yourself an LGBTQ ally, this blend is for you!

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The Best Essential Oils For Skin

So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, and so this is a a recurring issue for me.

I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to irritate my skin, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products and relying on 100% pure, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

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Four Mushrooms You Need In Your Life (+ An Adaptogenic Latte Recipe!)

I first started using adaptogenic mushrooms when I was struggling with adrenal fatigue to help regulate my body's stress response and promote a state of homeostasis. 

They're super easy to integrate into your diet! And a little goes a long way.

Adding them to your morning coffee, tea, or a smoothie is an easy way to work them in! Scroll to the end to get my favorite Immune-Boosting Chaga Latte recipe!

And don't forget to read the stuff in the middle to learn more about four mushrooms you need in your life! 😉🍄 

Happy 'shrooming!

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Spring Awakening Essential Oil Blend with Labradorite

This Spring Awakening essential oil blend has nothing to do with the rock musical and everything to do with some mental/emotional spring cleaning.

Spring is a time of transition - out with the old, in with the new.

New life. New growth. New passion.

I'm going through some internal transitions while leveling-up my mindset, my business, and my health coaching practice, and I blended this combination to help support with that.

This Spring Awakening essential oil blend is energizing and grounding, with notes of sensual, physical energy.

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Recipe: Protein-Packed Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust (+ Bonus Cashew Cheese Sauce Recipe)

Pizza...it's what's for dinner! 😛🍕

After pinpointing my food sensitivities , "pizza" became a bit of a curse word for me. 🐮🍞🙅🏼‍♂️ But, after playing around in the kitchen a bit, I whipped up a satisfying, nutritious alternative: protein-packed cauliflower crust that I could top with whatever my heart desired!

Find the Protein-Packed Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe below, along with with a bonus Turmeric Cashew "Cheese" Sauce recipe! 

Enjoy!

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Sun Basket: My New Favorite Meal Delivery Service! (A Review)

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I'll be the first to admit I've tried my fair share of meal delivery services.

I can also honestly say I've been disappointed in my fair share of meal delivery services.

But, I've finally found a food delivery service that

  • delivers on its promises
  • uses high-quality, organic, and Paleo-friendly ingredients that I would use myself
  • I am confident in recommending to my health coaching clients and sharing with you!
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Essential Oils & Crystals Made Easy

Is it just me, or are crystals everywhere?

From being incorporated into beauty products to being displayed in yoga studios to being lauded by health-conscious celebrities, they are popping up all over the place! Is this crystal craze a mainstream trend that will fade away, or are they tools to help support healing?

Ultimately, I think that's up to you to decide for yourself! And, the only way to find out is to get a little hands-on with them.

Feel like crystal healing is a little "out there"? Before ruling them out as a way to support your mind and body, I suggest opening yourself up a bit and giving them a try!

My purpose here is to break down some of the fundamentals behind crystal use, as well as explore some practical applications. We're going to talk about

  • What crystals are
  • The power of intention
  • And how to use them with your essential oils!
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My IIN Instagram Takeover #IINTakeover

I was invited to take over The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Instagram account for a day! Here are all the posts in one convenient place for you.

I was super stoked for the opportunity to share my story and give you all a peek into what I do as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Scroll down to take a walk in my shoes and see what a day in the life of a health coach is like! Enjoy!

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No-Waste Almond Milk & Cookies with Dorothy from HealthyDot.com

With this no-waste recipe, you can have your cookies and eat them too! 🍪😜

This recipe was whipped up by my friend Dorothy Woods, a fellow Institute for Integrative Nutritionhealth coach! Before pursuing health coaching, Dorothy had a background in the culinary arts: she graduated from the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California and has a diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends at Le Cordon Bleu.

She also bakes up a mean cookie. 😉  This recipe gives you the perfect spicy, nutty treat with minimal natural sugars and added collagen to promote a balanced gut. Plus, you use nutrient-dense food waste you might typically throw out, making this recipe a real winner!

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What’s the Buzz About Grass-Fed Collagen Protein?

You've probably seen all sorts of collagen-related content pop up in your feeds lately. From elixir coffees to healthy baking, this tasteless white powder slowly seems to be making its way into everyone's pantries.

Is this trendy supplement something you should add to your diet? And, if so, what are the benefits?

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DIY Soothing Aftershave Serum

Shaving may be essential, but shaving irritation isn't! 

I have super sensitive skin, and so this is a a recurring issue for me. I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to make irritation worse for me, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products.

This DIY Aftershave Serum provides relief with calming doTERRA essential oils that help combat irritation and promote a clear, bright complexion.

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5 Things I Learned Becoming A Health Coach

I learned so much from participating in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach certification program. And not just about how to help other people.

I learned some valuable lessons about self-care and loving myself. And that health is a lot more than just food!

Below you'll find 5 powerful lessons I learned while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding one of my meal prep staples! It's so easy to make.

Packed with healthy fats, some nourishing protein, and my favorite adaptogens, it packs a nutritional punch and makes for a great pre-workout snack or can complete a quick breakfast when you're on the go. 😋

Below, you'll find two different variation on this super simple recipe. But first...let me answer a couple questions I've been asked.

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Spice Up Your Love Life With Essential Oils + A Free Sexy Blend Recipe!

Looking for a little help in the love/romance department? You might want to try some essential oils!

But, seriously. A lot of essential oils have aphrodisiac properties and are widely used topically and aromatically to help ignite passion and invite and abundance of love! 

On a physical level, certain aromas have the ability to elicit specific physiological responses. Read more about how essential oils affect the body here.

On an emotional/metaphysical level, essential oils are commonly used to help shift into a different mindset, and in holistic and alternative practices are used to clear chakras and focus energy in a positive way (in this case, sexually and romantically).

Below, you'll find a list of my top 10 essential oils to support love and sexual health, as well as a FREE essential oil blend recipe! I like to call it my "Love Potion No. 9"! 😉 

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