Managing Stress

“Signs of a Life” – Part V

Learning to deal with my stress after the heart attack was no easy task. Before I was even able to get out of the house to talk to a therapist, I first had to learn how to manage my medicine and my blood pressure without getting stressed out. That was no easy task. Any little twinge or extra beat I felt would send me over the edge. Every extra beat would increase my stress, then the blood pressure went up, and that created anxiety. It was a snowball effect. I was checking my blood pressure every 5 minutes and that just made it worse. I didn’t want to be left alone, and I had my cardiologists number on speed dial. Luckily for me, he provided me with his number. We had to play with my prescription strength a little, and I learned to listen to some meditative music and just Be Still.

2019_04_08_2019_03_29_Narrative Project_2069__DSC0362It wasn’t long into my recovery when my daughter sent me some essential oils and a diffuser off of Amazon. At that point, I didn’t really know what essential oils were or how to use and why would I. So I started diffusing since I received a diffuser with the gift. Since then, I have learned just how important essential oils are when you are using a reputable company that you can trust to provide pure therapeutic grade oils without the toxins and chemicals most smaller companies produce to make their oils cheaper for distribution. If you are interested you can check out my site because now I share as much as I can how these oils and Young Living has helped change my life and my stress levels. (www.believeinessentials.com)

Here are some steps I took to help with my stress & anxiety, and suggest you give it a try:

  1. Talk with God. I now journal to God every day! My relationship with God has become much stronger and closer. I am now able to recognize His signs and soft small voice. He has told me time and time again that He has a plan for me. I just need to ‘Be Still’ and trust in Him.
  2. Listen to Meditative Music – Give Yoga a Try!
  3. Talk with a Therapist – sometimes just hearing yourself talk it out can help you come to terms with your triggers.
  4. Find your triggers and respond immediately. (Refer back to Part IV for recognizing your triggers)
  5. Invest in some grade A essential oils and do your research! These oils have helped to keep me grounded emotionally and spiritually. They have helped me sleep, given me courage, and helped me release the negative, accept what is, and to forgive. I diffuse the oils, I apply to my body, and I can even ingest oils from Young Living! It is now the first things I grab when I’m feeling stressed!
  6. Look around you and focus on finding the below. This is called grounding. It can help you when you feel like you have lost all control of your surroundings.
    • Find five things you can see
    • Find four things you can touch
    • Find three things you can hear
    • Find two things you can smell
    • and one thing you can taste
  7. One of the biggest things my therapist helped me with was having those difficult conversations with the ones you love that are hurting you and probably don’t even know it. That seems easy right, but I learned that the way I was having these conversations was not productive and only made matters worse. What I learned though is a technique that involved sandwiching the information together and not making them feel so defensive right out of the gate. Instead of finger pointing, or raising your voice and telling them they need to do this or that, etc. You calmly ask to talk to them as a friend. Tell them you don’t want them to get defensive because that’s not how you want the conversation to go. You simply want to let them know how it makes you ‘feel’ when they do xyz. Odds are, they do not want you to feel that way and they didn’t even realize. It opens up the conversation for some much needed dialogue and compromising without all the finger pointing and rants that you might be used to that only led to nowhere in the past. Give it a try – you won’t be sorry!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  ~ Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #14)

I’m so glad you made it this far! At this point you might be thinking, “This all sounds great, but how will I afford my new upgraded lifestyle?” Remember that your health is an investment; not an expense – but it can become a huge expense if you don’t make the investment a priority.

It’s important to remember that you aren’t adding expenses to your monthly budget, but trading drugstore/grocery store budgeted purchases for safe alternatives from Young Living. You may pay more up front for Young Living products, but they will save you money in the long run – not just in your shopping budget, but in long-term healthcare savings too!

 

Real talk – take a look at your budget. Are there things you can trim for the health and well-being of your family? Of course this a personal matter, but many families have made room in their budgets by eating out less, downgrading their cable subscription, or skipping the morning drive-through latte. Take a look at your monthly expenses and see what sacrifices you’re willing to make for your long-term wellness.

Did you know that you could get your monthly order for free by telling your friends and family about Young Living? You’ve discovered some big truth bombs today and your loved ones deserve to know! Tell your friends and family about Young Living, help them get their own Premium Starter Kit, and get them started on Essential Rewards right away. Share the good news you’ve learned, and you’ll get a generous “thank you” check that can pay for your monthly order (or MUCH more!!)

Where there is a will, there is a way! I’d love to support you on your own oily journey. Whether you choose to simply buy products that will provide your family with natural wellness alternatives, or you choose to share with your family and friends and work towards getting your oils paid for, the choice is up to you!

Just know the income is REAL and it’s residual AND Willable with Young Living? Whether your goal is to earn enough to get your monthly order for FREE or retire on a private island, your loved ones NEED to know about Young Living and the fantastic products they offer. You are grateful that someone told you, now turn around and be that someone to the people in your life. A Young Living Lifestyle is one of wellness, purpose, and abundance. Connect with a supportive member of your team to learn all about the ins and outs of earning a monthly income from Young Living! Be sure to review the details of the Young Living Income Disclosure included here >> http://seedandsoultotalhomeupgrade.hojpoj.com/income-disclosure

For more information check this out: The Young Living Business Opportunity

Please know that I am here to support you and would love to connect one on one with you personally and help you plan our your wellness plan based on your personal needs and specific areas of support where our natural Supplement Line of products would be so beneficial! Young Living is so much more than just essential oils! I hope you’ve learned that in this two week series guiding you on your way to a toxic free lifestyle!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #11)

Having a baby changes everything. Every parent wants what’s best for his/her children, and that includes taking charge of their wellness from the very beginning! The Young Living Seedlings line is the perfect foundation for a life of toxin-free habits. These products are formulated to be naturally gentle, safe and pure. They are free from harsh chemicals and infused with an exclusive calming blend of essential oils.

TIP – The Seedlings wipes are very versatile! Use them as makeup remover cloths, dryer sheets, gentle face wipes for kids, and much more!

More and more parents are looking for safe and effective natural alternatives to support the health and wellness of their growing children! It’s so important that we show our children from a young age that their health is absolutely priceless. Young Living essential oils are a fantastic option and can be used to support your little ones physically, emotionally, and mentally. Young Living has formulated an entire line of essential oil blends and essential oil-infused products that kids love!

Come back tomorrow as I will be sharing about STEP 3!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #9)

Did you know Young Living has a beautiful line of mineral-based makeup that uses only clean, safe, and nourishing ingredients? You no longer have to sacrifice your health to indulge in high-end beauty products. Treat yourself to some new makeup – you won’t be disappointed! Savvy Minerals by Young Living is formulated without the use of talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, nanoparticles, or synthetic fragrances colorants, or fillers. Instead, you will find only naturally-derived ingredients such as:

PURE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

HIGH-QUALITY, COLOR-RICH MINERALS

ASPEN BARK EXTRACT

MICA

Still need persuasion to make the switch? For a more detailed look into the toxic chemicals found in most cosmetics, click this link for an informative video! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfq000AF1i8  << EYE OPENING!!! 

After watching the above video you are going to want to check out our Savvy Minerals Make-up!!

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Come back tomorrow when we enter the Laundry Room!!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #8)

Making over your bathroom should be high on your priority list. Everyone here uses at least some of these products every day, often multiple times a day. Most people expose themselves to hundreds of dangerous chemicals before they even leave the house in the morning. A huge selection of personal care products from Young Living makes ditching the bathroom junk an easy transition! Some of the many oil-infused Young Living products to consider switching to include:

I start my day out every morning with so many of these products!

I love the Lavender Volume Shampoo and the Lavender Mint conditioner.

I don’t feel clean unless I’ve lathered up with the Base Bath & Shower Gel! The Base lets you add whatever essential oils you want your body to soak up!  For me, it is always Abundance, Orange, and Believe!!!  OMG I can’t say enough about this blend and the way this Base Gel lathers!

I also use the Orange Blossom Face Wash and every other day I exfoliate with the Mint Facial Scrub – this is so invigorating and truly transforms my skins radiance!

Then I brush my teeth with the Aromabright Toothpaste. I do have the mouthwash, but admit I don’t use it every day!

Then I move into my make-up area and the first thing I do apply the ART Toner!  I follow that up with a couple drops of Frankincense and Lavender directly onto my face and neck paying close attention to those fine line areas. Next step is the ART Renewal Serum, and then the ART Light Moisturizer. And for that extra support around the eyes, I absolutely love the Wolfberry Eye Cream!

I love this ART Skin Care Collection and for only $113 Wholesale!

Check back tomorrow and we’ll be getting into the SAVVY Minerals Line!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #6)

When it comes to replacing the toxic things in your home with safe and healthy alternatives, the Young Living Seed to Seal promise makes this next step simple! There is no need to stress over ingredients and confusing labels. The Seed to Seal promise is priceless – full ingredient disclosure and standards you can trust! The rigorous quality control starts with the seed and continues through every stage of production including cultivation, distillation, and bottling. Young Living owns their own global farms, works jointly with farmers, and extensively tests every oil and product to ensure that it is of the highest quality available. You can rest easy! To read more about science, sourcing, and standards of Young Living, visit www.SeedtoSeal.com.

When we think “chemicals in the home”, our minds immediately go to cleaning agents. These harsh sprays and scrubs may be convenient, familiar, and fresh-smelling, but they are so bad for our bodies! Most of these cleaners have warnings and instruct you to wear gloves and a mask when using. Your safest bet is to never bring them into your home again! Thieves Household Cleaner is an amazing first purchase – this one product replaces dozens of toxic cleaners. This plant based, essential oil-infused concentrate is safe, affordable, and incredibly effective! Depending on the dilution ratio used, prepared Thieves Household Cleaner will cost you around a dollar a bottle! It is the epitome of plant based and green cleaning: it is safe enough for a child to use and has a very pleasant aroma, while being tough enough to tackle greasy messes and stubborn stains. You are going to LOVE this product. Use THC instead of: all purpose cleaning sprays, window cleaners, tile cleaners, upholstery cleaners, bathroom surface sprays, mopping solutions, cleaning pastes, stain removers, carpet shampoo, degreasers, the list goes on!

Here’s a great DIY recipe you can make with your Thieves Cleaner!

Check back tomorrow when I will be talking about “Fragrance” and some great DIY cologne blends and diffusing blends!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #4)

It’s encouraging that more and more people are becoming aware of the risks of toxins that they encounter on a daily basis. It’s obvious why “green” cleaners have such an appeal. The household cleaning industry has caught on to this and responded in full force with product lines that claim they are natural. These products are labeled “green” and “all natural” for marketing reasons and often cost 20-30% more. You’re trying to make good decisions, so you buy a cleaning agent that touts “plant based” or “all natural”, but most of the time these products actually contain the same harmful chemicals. This practice is called “greenwashing” – misleading marketing to make products appear safer – and an estimated 95% of products are guilty of this practice. “All natural” and “green” doesn’t necessarily mean non-toxic. Many naturally occurring chemicals, such as arsenic, mercury, and formaldehyde, are poisonous. It can be overwhelming to think about all the toxins to which we are we exposed. While it may not be possible to avoid ALL toxins in our lives, there are plenty of ways to significantly reduce your family’s exposure through simple lifestyle changes.

TIP: There is no regulation of the word “natural”. This can mean that some of a product’s ingredients come from natural sources, but manufacturers aren’t required to disclose how much or little of those ingredients are present. The term “natural” can mislead consumers into thinking a product is safer or more environmentally friendly than it actually is. Learn to read labels and be wary of product claims!

Roos, Gina. (2010, October 26). “95% of Consumer Products Mislead Buyers with ‘Green’ Claims”. Retrieved from: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/10/95-of…

STEP ONE:

Now that you know that all the talk about toxins isn’t just hogwash, let’s move on to some practical action steps! The first thing you should do is educate yourself! Learn about ingredients to avoid, and train yourself to read labels. Label reading can be tricky business! Did you know that the European Union has banned more than 1,000 harmful chemicals from personal care products, but the United States has banned only 10 of those? Ingredients in cleaning and personal care products are not listed in the order of quantity, unlike food labels. U.S. manufacturers are not required to list ingredients of cleaning supplies unless they are known to be hazardous. Considering how few chemicals are actually banned in the U.S., there is little to no regulation regarding harmful chemicals in our products. Where does one begin to tackle this dilemma? Familiarize yourself with the bad ingredients. Reading labels with long, unpronounceable ingredients might seem daunting at first, but a quick online search can reveal lots of cautions and warnings. You’ll find that many common ingredients are carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, respiratory irritants, etc.

Think Dirty

 

 

TIP: There is an APP you can download, or get someone who is technical to download it for you, it’s called, “THINK DIRTY”! No, not what you’re thinking… hahaha Anyway, it allows you to scan the bar code on the products you are using in your home today, and it will rate the product with a toxicity level of 1-10 (10 being the most toxic). You will be amazed!!!!

Check back tomorrow because we will be ready to begin the Ditch & Switch Process of removing these toxins from your home!!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle

Over the next two weeks, I will walk you through 3 simple steps that you can use to practically and affordably make your home a safer and healthier place to live! This class is free, fun, and I promise to share information with you that will blow your mind and inspire you to make some big changes. We’re all in this together, and I am here to guide you every step of the way!

Home is where the heart is… there’s no place like home… home sweet home. Our home is a safe haven – a place for creating great memories, spending time with loved ones, and truly relaxing and being yourself. Everyone wants the best for their family, but have you ever considered the fact that items in your home could be making you sick? The average American home is filled with hidden toxins and familiar products that are actually poisonous and harmful. Whether you’re aware of them or not, these hidden toxins are reeking havoc on the wellness of you and your loved ones. It’s sobering to realize the very real effects these misleading products have on our health, but it’s empowering to use this knowledge and take control! In tonight’s class, we’re going to outline 3 simple steps to upgrading from a toxic home to a total Young Living™ Lifestyle!

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Why Did I choose this Lifestyle?

If you’ve been following me, you already know. If you just stumbled upon my blog this morning, you might be surprised! I was 53 years old, when I had a heart attack all from stress. April 27th will be my third anniversary since the day my life changed. Stress has always been a part of my life and I thought I could manage it pretty well. I was always able to hold things together in the moment, but when things started to settle, that’s when my stress really started to build.

April 27th, 2016 was a prime example of how I handled my stress. Except, on this day, my body had said, or God said, ‘enough is enough’!  It took me six long months to recover from Broken Heart Syndrome. I suffered a cardiac arrest, went through an angiogram procedure to check for blockages, and even had a pump inserted to my heart to relieve the pressure on my heart where the pump did the work for my heart.  All of this lead to even more stress as you can imagine! I then had to deal with the stress of potentially dying, losing my family, separation anxiety, etc…..

Not long into my recovery is when I was introduced to essential oils. At first, it was some cheap oils and a diffuser from Amazon which I had no clue of how or why to use them. So I simply started diffusing as the instructions said. It wasn’t long after than that a family member came to visit, saw the oils, and told me to throw them away immediately. Why? essential oils are good for you right!? Well, she went on to inform me that all oils are not the same and that quality matters and is very important! She began to tell me about Young Living Essential Oils, and well here I am about to tell you the same thing!

Young Living has changed my life, helped me remove all of the toxins and chemicals that we breathe in everyday not knowing how they are damaging our bodies. I learned how to use essential oils to help me support my anxieties and stress levels. I leared how to support all of my body systems and feel so much better for it! I feel like a new person!

Please join and follow along as I share with you all of the amazingness that Young Living has to offer! Let me help you take the stress out of your life! Let me help you remove the toxins and harsh chemicals from your home! Let me help you make a Lifestyle Change that will thank me for!

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Looking Back

Several people have been doing the picture challenge, and as I was looking back at some pictures, I realized something. Do you ever look back at a picture and remember exactly how you were feeling at the time? Sometimes smiles on the outside really don’t match the reality of what was going on inside.

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I was a little overwhelmed with emotions while I was looking back at this first picture taken 11 days after my heart attack in April 2016. How tired, weak, scared, and anxious I was still feeling knowing that I was on the mend. I thought I was stressed before the heart attack, but afterwards was much worse! I suffered with separation anxiety at that point and every little twinge, extra heart beat, or rise in blood pressure only made it worse.

 

3Now, I look at the love in my mother’s eyes and the care and attention I received from her, my husband, children, family and friends and realize just how blessed I am! It was their love that got me through the worse days of my life! But, it was God who I owe all the Glory, because of His love for me, I was given a second chance. I look at the second picture from this Christmas and realize just how much He has changed me, and how much more he has given me. Change is difficult, but we all go through storms in our lives and its during those storms that we grow into the people God created us to be.

One of the biggest contributors to my growth besides God is the fact that when I was ready to get back to working again, He brought Young Living into my life. He restored my spirit, and gave me a strong desire to help other people learn about stress, anxiety, and depression. That was always my dream after my mom’s miracle back in 1980, but now He gave me my own story!

Young Living helped me deal with my own stress and anxiety issues. The first day I received my Premium Starter Kit, I began diffusing Lavendar, rolling Stress Away all over my wrists, behind my neck and ears, and rolling Frankincense up my spine for overall wellness (so powerful you need to research). I even started using the Lemon in my water to help with detoxing, and Thieves Vitality to help boost my immune system. Eventually, I started reaching out to others oils outside of the kit and truly fell in love with all of their products. Having gone through my recovery, I still always lean towards the ‘Feelings Kit’ because they support our emotions and spiritual grounding.

I’ve come a long way and I couldn’t be happier. I now know my trigger points, and what to do to cope with my stressors and I owe it all to God, Young Living, and the love of family and friends! You may have missed the Kit Sale, but I will always be here when you are ready to help yourself! Becoming a member of Young Living changed my life for only $160! And now, I have my own business, I’m healthier, happier, and removed all the toxins from my life. Not to mention, I have so many new amazing friends and a growing community!

So reach out when you are ready to join me on this journey and amazing community with tons of education and support!

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You’ve Got 30 Second – What Do You Say?

We all know how important it is to have our ‘WHY’ documented and drilled down so far that it almost makes us cry, right?  It needs to really light a fire within us. It needs to keep us motivated to keep moving forward even when we can’t see the next step. If you don’t know your ‘WHY’ yet, I urge you to work on that. Keep asking yourself, ‘WHY’! Why do you want to do what you are doing? Why?, Why? And eventually, you will get to the root of your why!

ElevatorSpeechOnce you know your why, picture yourself in an elevator with a stranger and you only have ten floors between you and  your departure. The stranger greets you good morning, and asks you, “What do you do?”  This is your chance to WOW them! Your elevator speech needs to be short (30 seconds short), to the point, and make them want to stay on the elevator so they can hear more or at least exchange contact info!

“After 18 years in the same corporate job dealing with stress and a declining paycheck, I decided to become my own boss by sharing my love of essential oils and how they have personally helped improve my health, manage my stress, and gain freedom!   I have already helped hundreds of families live a healthier life by removing the harsh chemicals from their lives and am supporting them in meeting their goals and freedom! I’d love to share with you the steps I took if you’re interested!”

Here’s a guideline you could follow if you need help:

I’m a ___________.
I help __________
DO ____________
So They Can __________.

 

So what do you think of my elevator speech, do you want to hear more and exchange information?

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