December 18, 2017

New Year, New You!

As we transition into 2018, I want you to share with you a few words of encouragement.

*First, the world needs you! It needs the unique light that only you can bring to it. So keep striving to be your best you, keep loving on the people around you and keep making a positive difference in your corner of the world.

*Second, remember to fill your heart with gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for; so many blessings in your life. Give thanks for the small and big things. It’s so important to keep giving thanks with a grateful heart.

*The third and final thing is to set your intentions for the new year. I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions per se, but I do think there’s something amazing about setting an intention live happier, to choose to be healthier, to love more fully and to contribute in meaningful ways to the world we live in. So go ahead and set some intentions for the new year that resonate well with your values and who you are.

Og Mandino said, “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” So set the intention to plant some good seeds, be grateful for what you have and keep striving to be your best you. Sending you good vibes, positivity and blessings for the new year.

Btw, in 2018, I’ll be running a 30 day ‘Mind, Body and Soul Transformation Program‘ where I will give you tools and resources to help you make healthier eating choices, build a more positive mindset and get into a deeper relationship with God. If you’re ready and open to making this kind of positive change in your life, then you can join by simply clicking this link: New Year, New You!

November 22, 2017

Top 5 Black Friday Survival Tips

With Black Friday just around the corner, it’s important to prepare yourself for impact. These 5 tips will help you navigate the treacherous Black Friday terrain. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. 😉

Survival tip number 1: Gear up!

Ditch the heels and lace up your sturdiest pair of sneakers. Not the super cute white Converse ones either, I mean the old school running shoes in the back of your closet that you haven’t worn in years. Why? If someone steps on them, and they will, you won’t lose precious shopping time looking down to see if they’re scuffed. You’ll also be able to run around from store to store without worrying that your feet are going to be killing you by the end of the day.

Survival tip number 2: Hydrate dude!

Keep yourself fuelled so you don’t fade. You might be tempted to take a break for lunch and have a quick martini. Don’t do it!!! It’ll dull your senses for the afternoon and you’ll never get your shopping edge back again. Instead, stick with water, botanically based hydration powders, coffee or energy fizz sticks. Beware though, bathrooms are tough places to be on Black Friday. Even those with the strongest stomachs might not be able to handle the mall bathrooms on Black Friday. Dude, you were warned.

Survival tip number 3: Research well!

Make your list and check it twice! Know who you’re shopping for and what they’d love. Check out what stores have it and make a game plan for how you’re going to easily pick it up. Do this by ordering the stores, starting with those closest together, to those furthest away. That way you’re not running back and forth through the mall. Instead, you have a organized plan of attack.

Survival tip number 4: The buddy system!

Looking to escape those stores in one piece? Bring a buddy and a reliable way to communicate with them. Picture this:  as soon as you enter the store, one of you can go directly to stand in line while the other beelines to the item you came for. Keep the lines of communication open by walkie-talkie or cellphone, so you can keep in touch with your shopping bestie. This by far is one of the quickest ways to cross your preferred items off your list.

Survival tip number 5: Pick your battles!

You’ve seen the footage, people fighting like crazy over the last iPad at Best Buy, like it’s the last case of water on the shelf and they’re a doomsday hoarder. Dude, don’t be that guy. Sometimes, you just gotta let it go because it’s not worth the stress. Take it from me, drop the iPad and moonwalk right back out of that store.

Hope my Top 5 Black Friday Survival Tips help you to get prepared and survive the treacherous terrain of the malls and plazas this weekend. As for me, I’m planning on doing all of my shopping online. Personally, I think that’s the ultimate Black Friday Survival Tip. You still get the deals but you don’t have to slough through traffic, fight for parking spots once you get to the mall, push your way through stores to see if they still have what you’re looking for or run around from store to store all day long. Feel free to swap out the other five for this Yoda of a survival tip. Wishing you iron-man endurance as you attempt to survive Black Friday. Drop a comment below and let me know if you’re going to be braving the malls or shopping online this year?

September 27, 2017

A couple benefits of peppermint essential oils

To continue in this essential oil series. The next powerful essential oil I’ll be introducing you to is peppermint. Curious about how you can use peppermint oil? Here are 4 good ways you can use it in your daily routine.
1.) Muscle pain relief. Are you someone who tends to have an aching back, sore muscles and tension headaches? Peppermint oil is quite helpful in soothing all of those complaints. Simply mix it with a carrier oil and rub it topically, on the affected area to gain some relief.
2.) Sinus and allergy relief. Dealing with clogged nasal passages and a scratchy throat? Peppermint oil acts as an expectorant. It’s quite effective at relaxing the muscles in your nasal passages to help you clear out your nose. Just diffuse and inhale it in order to get some sinus and allergy relief.
3.) Fever reducer. If you or anyone in your family, including a child, has a fever – simply mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub it on your neck or the child’s neck and on the bottom of their feet to help stabilize the fever.
4.) Mid-day BOOST! Do you have a hard time staying awake during meetings or during classes at school? Place 1–2 drops of Peppermint on your finger tips and then place your fingertips on your temples and rub. Or simply open the bottle and inhale deeply. This will invigorate and cool you, and give you a natural boost of alertness.

Hope these tips about peppermint essential oil will help you to have a healthier fall and winter season. Click on the highlighted link to read a little more about or get some peppermint essential oil.
July 11, 2017

Renew You!

Hey mama! Yes you! You who’s trying to juggle so many things. You who’s burning the candle at both ends. You who’s doing so much but it feels like you’re not making a dent. You who has to carry so many responsibilities on your shoulder. You’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and can’t seem to shake that constant feeling of mommy guilt. If you’re ready to find more balance in your life so you can focus on what’s most important to you. Well, I’ve created a space where you can come, relax, read and rest. Where you can find original resources to help you on your journey to self-care. If you’re looking for affirmations, meditations, scriptures, self-study e-courses, workbooks and other resources, come on over to Renew You.  There, I will provide resources to help you incorporate self-care into your daily routine, so you can feel energized and encouraged to begin the journey of improving your mind, body and soul. Pop by to Renew You!

July 11, 2017

3 Summertime Self-care tips

1.) Plan a staycation! There are so many fantastic things to do locally in the summer. Wherever you are, grab your family, put them in the car and go do something fun together. Laugh, take pictures, make memories. The important thing is that you’re taking the time to do something to fill your cup. At a loss for where to begin? Try and attend any summer festivals with music, food and fun — those are three simple ways that are good for nurturing the soul.

2.) Spend time near water! There’s something about being by a body of water. Bring a good book, sit and allow your cares to drift away. There’s something about the sound of moving water that’s thoroughly soothing to the soul.

3.) Savour fresh produce! In the summertime, many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season, so challenge yourself to try a new fruit or veggie every single week! You’ll enjoy the yummy goodness of seasonal produce and your body will absolutely love it.