September 18, 2017

A couple benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

As the kids start school again, as autumn soon begins, as winter comes right behind it. One thing is for certain, cold and flu season will be coming.

As you know, lemon essential oils are great for many things like:

Cleaning surfaces.
Purifying the air.
Helping to clean your body.
It aids in digestion.
Supporting respiratory function.
Promoting a more positive mood.
And removing toxins from the body.

How do you use lemon essential oil during cold and flu season? Here are three simple ways.

1.) Rub a few drops of lemon oil on your chest or throat when you feel congested. Repeat several times daily. Now remember, you can’t overdose on lemon oil, so this is definitely another great reason to use it!

2.) You can also diffuse lemon oil into the air for help with respiratory problems.

3.) Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to your hot tea, or drink it with warm water and honey to help soothe a sore throat.

Hope these tips about lemon essential oils will help you to have a healthier fall and winter season.


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.

May 8, 2017

Mother’s Day quotes

Happy Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, here are my top 5 favourite quotes about mom. Feel free to write any of these quotes in your Mother’s Day card this week to help your mom know that she’s super special to you.

  1. A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. -Proverbs 31: 25-26
  2. Good mums have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles and happy kids. – Unknown
  3. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. -Robert Browning
  4. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers – Jewish Proverb
  5. The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven – William Goldsmith Brown
May 8, 2017

30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge

I’m a total foodie. However when a friend told me that she managed to improve her sluggish, tired feeling and increased her energy level I knew I had to know more! Turns out she was doing the 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge.

So I jumped on board, cutting out inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol, refined sugars, peanuts, caffeine etc. What I incorporated into my meals instead, was way more vegetables, fruits, lean meats, poultry, fish and healthy fats. When I signed up, I got my own challenge kit with protein powders, fibre, energy sticks, detox tea, a 7 day cleanse and a helpful support guide. I was also included in a closed Facebook group where I got support and encouragement to keep eating healthier, weekly menu plans and ingredient shopping lists which made sticking with the plan super easy because it took the guessing work out of it.

I’ve now been following this system on and off for a year and I’m still loving it. I’m always looking for people to join me on the challenge so we can help keep each other accountable. The challenge starts the first Monday of every month. If you want to join in, click here to get your very own 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge Kit and kickstart your journey to healthy today.