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Lose ... not loose
Sarah Quevedo and Sandy Sharkey Hill you may enjoy my friends site! Jordan Arbogust Rudolph is who introduced me to Essential Oils and so many other great ideas!
What are you favorite Oils and supplements for brain function. I am in a fog and Ive got too much to do! A full night sleep would be amazing but not always possible!!
Quick question...Can all oils be used on dogs or are there special oils just for them?

Jordan Rudolph, RN BSN Providing solutions to health and wellness with Whole Food Nutritional Support and Essential Oils. Also offering Zyto Body Scans.

My passion has always been about helping people since my daddy was sick as a teenage girl. I felt helpless watching his strong body become weak. I knew the simple things I did he loved and it felt good to be able to help him in a small measure. As a nurse, I feel this same passion as I help people in their illnesses. I love the medical field and how quickly we can respond to life threatening events. However, we have become so engrossed in treating the symptoms that we have forgotten to find the ROOT cause to people's illnesses. We are quick to hand out a pill and say see me in a month (so I can treat the side effects your new medication is giving you). It saddens me and it has become my NEW passion to help people in a holistic way...treating with nutrition,exercise, essential oils and things are body really can use and profit from. To yours in health and wellness.....

What would you do for more energy? When I hit my afternoon wall, I have some great boosters available to me. Most people turn to coffee but did you know that is actually more detrimental because it affects your adrenal health which makes you MORE tired in the long run?

I like to make a quick nutritious drink, I pop some of my sublingual B12 and some capsules of greens. Then, like clockwork, within 15 mins....I'm off and running again!

Let me know if I can help you with your energy levels!

My absolute favorite diffuser blend!!!

2 drops each of:
๐ŸŒฑlime
๐ŸŒฑnorthern lights black spruce or hawaiian sandalwood
๐ŸŒฑrosemary
๐ŸŒฑtangerine
๐ŸŒฑlemon myrtle.

This made me laugh!

How's your year going? Are you winning or learning this year?

What do your salads look like right now?

A perfected blend of heirloom tomatoes, red onion and drizzled in dressing....so good!

DRESSING:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

Don't expect different results if your habits are the very same. In fact, even Albert Einstein said that INSANITY was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Let's find fresh perspective. Let's seek healthier and productive habits that will get us somewhere. If you have been working on a goal for a long time and the needle isn't budging, or you aren't seeing the results you want....time to change something friend. Let me help!

This little bottle has been my friend the past 3 months since beginning a daily exercise regimen! The muscle soreness is relieved when I apply this. Have you used this before?

Just keep moving! Movement is your Friend! Movement Melts Away Stress! Movement helps elevate your mood and keep depression at bay! โ €
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The last 3 months has brought on a new attitude about exercise and I can FEEL it! I don't have my afternoon lows, I have more energy and I feel more clear! And I know I am drinking more water which helps too! I'm not letting cooler weather bother me either. โ €
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Anyone else on the movement train? Do you need an accountability partner? I'm here for you! LET's GO!!!โ €

Have you read this book yet by Marie Forelo? I love her podcast and now have started her book. It has to be one of my new favorite sayings because truly....everything is figureoutable. We can google when we don't know answers, we can ask when we feel unsure, and we can find people who are way more experienced than ourselves that would be happy to help.

I love how Marie says, โ€œEvery pro starts off as an amateur. There's not one top artist, athlete, writer, scientist, architect, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, or potter who enters the field at the top of her game. To begin anything new or learn anything new means you will be a neophyte. You must go from outsider to insider. Respect that. Embrace it. Be willing to stink."

So choose to win, learn, BUT NEVER choose to lose.

Youโ€™ve got this๐Ÿ’ชYou are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be right now on your journey and youโ€™ll figure it out as you go.

Rest if you need to, but DONโ€™t QUIT.

I am cheering for you. ๐Ÿ‘Just keep moving ๐Ÿค—โœจ

I believe in you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Benefits of Blood Oranges...

Benefits of Bananas....

Benefits of Blackberries...

Ask me about the antioxidant, power packed drink that has helped me with my joint discomforts and energy. It also helps with support eye health, heart health, and helps prevent against oxidative stress (which can lead to different diseases).

This drink has the same antioxidant value as:
+ 5 cherries
+ 1/2 of a plum
+ 1 cup of wolfberries
+ 4 cups of purple grapes
+ 1/2 cup of blueberries
+ 75 pomegranate arils
+ 1/4 cup of aronia berries
And itโ€™s SO YUMMY!

What do you do to help boost your mood and energy during your most sluggish moments?

Benefits of Blueberries...

Do you have a nutritious drink or supplement you like that provides Vitamin C, minerals, anti-oxidants that can ease your discomforts, boost your energy, and provides support to your whole body?

If you need a recommendation, please ask! I love helping!

The benefits of strawberries๐Ÿ“...

Ask me about the anti-oxidant product I absolutely love that has helped me with my joint discomforts and provides amazing nutritional value.

It provides more Vitamin C than oranges.
More beta-carotene than carrots
More antioxidants than blueberries.

Talking about fruits that provide vitamin c more specifically.

Are you a grapefruit lover? When they are in season, right around the holidays is my favorite time, they are the best.

And did you know grapefruit essential oil comes is cold pressed from the rind and provides some amazing benefits as well?

We talked about the importance of Vitamin C in the last post. Let's dive into some of these lovely fruits and what more they offer besides just the C.

How do you use Limes? I like adding a squeeze to my water or my blueberry or pineapple smoothies...I also โค๏ธ adding lime essential oil too.

Did you know that lime essential oil has just as many amazing benefits as the lime juice. While lime juice can be acidic, the lime essential oil is not so it does better on your teeth. It has the same great antioxidant properties, with the sesquiterpene and monoterpene compounds, even though vitamin c can't be found in the oil. It also is great for digestion and I LOVE IT FOR THE SMELL in my diffuser.

Have you tried lime essential oil? What are your favorite ways to use it?

Did you know? Vitamin C is an essential vitaminโฃ. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฅ
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This means your body canโ€™t produce it (You must consume it, from high quality sources)โฃ. Did you know most vitamins ARE NOT absorbed by your body and are just toilet flushers? I have some great recommendations for Vitamin C that are absorbable and have other important nutrients like Zinc combined into the supplement...ASK ME!
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FACTS:โฃ
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โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli has the highest Vit-C than any other food. Other sources include oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, kale, and spinachโฃ
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โ–ช๏ธVit-C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your bodyโ€™s natural defences against illness & diseaseโฃ
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โ–ช๏ธ Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune systemโฃ (that's super important, right?)
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โ–ช๏ธ They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicalsโฃ
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โ–ช๏ธ When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseasesโฃ
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โ–ช๏ธ Studies show that consuming more Vit-C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. โฃ
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โ–ช๏ธThis helps the bodyโ€™s natural defences to fight inflammationโฃ.

โ–ช๏ธVitamin C helps in the formation of collagen which helps your skin health and anti-aging. It's also super important in wound healing.
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โ–ช๏ธMany people take a Vit-C supplement. Thatโ€™s okay... but donโ€™t forget to EAT it from natural, organic, quality sources ๐Ÿ‘Œโฃ
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Did you learn something?โฃ

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธHappy Independence Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

May we never forget that it is the land of the free because of the brave.

Hello! It's been awhile since I introduced myself and we have a lot of new faces here....thank you for following along and sharing in my passion.

I became a nurse 22 years ago and have been so thankful for that career choice. I have loved both the NICU and ED. I thrive on adrenal rushes, can you tell? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™m grateful for the medical field because it truly is a great firehouse. Iโ€™ve seen first hand in the ED how we save lives. But Iโ€™m also thankful for alternative ways that are like the fine carpentry for our bodies. โ €

About 10 years ago, I was completely desperate because my kids had a cough and runny nose consistently for a month and I was EXHAUSTED! We had to sleep sitting upright on a couch or their symptoms were worse. I bet lots of you moms can relate? We had tried everything. Not that those things didnโ€™t help but it was short lived. I was desperate for answers. โ €

A lady gave me a bottle of plant juice and while I was completely skeptical because of my emergency nursing background, I was willing to try anything. It took less than 24 hours and their symptoms were gone. Say what??? ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Was it happen stance? All I knew was that it got me very curious. I started using those little plant juices and was just amazed at the many things we got help with. Does that mean I gave up on medicine? No! I just became very thankful for other avenues in which I can use as a first line of defense. โ €

I started with Young Living and have been so thankful for them as a company. They have their own farms all over the world, all the plants being grown organically to be distilled on site, tested for purity and put into little bottles to support our body. Truly an amazing company who is so TRANSPARENT! Thatโ€™s important to me.

I became a health coach about 7 years ago using my nursing expertise and what I know about complimentary medicine and help clients with their diet, exercise, supplement choices, and I do a lot of education. It's been such an amazing experience.

Just in time for 4th of July but this awesome recipe can be used anytime during the summer or if you just break out in sweats at times or you are just hot natured and like to be cooler. You'll love this recipe.

DIY COOL DOWN BODY SPRAY
1/4 cup pure aloe vera
1/4 cup witch hazel
5 drops of peppermint
10 drops lavender

Add ingredients to a 15mL amber spray bottle. Shake and chill in the fridge for extra cooling effects.

NOTE: You can omit the aloe and use filtered water instead and storing in the fridge is optional as well.

I've seen for myself and have heard some amazing testimonials about this CBD. Have you tried this CBD yet? I have been blown away by the stories I have heard from so many of you - the changes youโ€™ve seen for yourselves and for your families.
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CBD benefits have been shown to help those who may struggle with:โฃโฃ
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โ€ข Addictionโฃโฃ
โ€ข Mood swingsโฃโฃ
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CBD is known to be beneficial for families with children who struggle with focus and attention, as well as, high energy levels. Itโ€™s also been shown to be a consistent mood booster for those with feelings of worry or feeling down. For those that have struggled with chronic physical discomfort, the daily use of CBD in our regimen has brought so much relief.โฃโฃ

The marriage of CBD + Young Living brings out the best of BOTH. Natureโ€™s Ultra extracts pure CBD and combines it with the best of the BEST of essential oils in the marketplace to provide an exclusive formula that has 0.0% THC!โฃโฃ

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting โ€œhighโ€ thatโ€™s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.โ €
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Do you love to laugh? I do. I love being around people who make me laugh and there are several people in my life that I can belly laugh with. Yes, you know who you are! Laughing is therapy. It recharges your batteries. It releases endorphins....the happy juice.

DID YOU KNOW?...A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. SO, laughter is the best medicine!

I hope youโ€™re able to find joy in the things around you today and are able to just laugh!

Who loves peaches? It's like my favorite summer time fruit. I loved the peach trees I grew up with in my yard...I can still feel the juice dripping down my arms as a girl as I tried to eat as many as I could without mom knowing. They were the huge stone free Texas white peach. I miss those trees. I'm just so excited we live in the south where we can find local sourced peaches.

This recipe....you have to try it!

ONE POT PEACH BASIL CHICKEN
total time:1 HR

INGREDIENTS
1 pound bone-in chicken thighs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 shallots thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves minced
2 peaches sliced
1/4 cup peach preserves
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 handful fresh basil leaves chopped, plus extra for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Season the chicken with the basil, salt and pepper. Heat an oven safe (cast iron or enamel) pot or skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken and sear it on both sides until it's golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set it aside on a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter.

Add in the shallots and garlic with a pinch of salt. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the peaches. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add in the peach preserves, wine and sherry, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine everything. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Once simmering, add the chicken back in. Place the pot in the oven for 20 minutes.

Remove the chicken and sprinkle with the chopped basil. Serve the chicken with a spoon for the extra sauce. You can serve this with rice, potatoes, quinoa, grilled bread, you favorite salad - the options are endless!

PC & recipe:@howsweeteats

There are no limits. Do you believe that? What are your limiting beliefs about yourself? What keeps you from being the best version of yourself or being successful?
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Our limiting beliefs fall into these categories:
1. Feelings of being unloveable
2. Feelings of being unworthy
3. Feelings of entitlement
4. Feelings of being defective (unattractive, insignificant, incapable)
5. Feelings of being abandoned
6. Feelings of helplessness
7. Being irresponsible or feeling you can't ask for help.
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My limiting belief often falls into the class of feeling like I need to know it all before I start, I need to have it all figured out, I need to have my act together and be completely put together. But you know what I have found in this crazy journey....that people just like you for you. They love you for just being a real human. I'm so thankful for the validation from others that have taught me to just be real!

fox9.com

FDA warns of hand sanitizers containing toxic chemicals

Man alive...
I can only imagine how much of this stuff is being rubbed all over our largest organ right now.... THANKFUL FOR MY NON-TOXIC option!

fox9.com According to the FDA, substantial methanol exposure "can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death."

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But you know what, I think I could eat tacos every day of the week. How about you?
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One of the best pieces of advice I received from my counselor yesterday. If it doesn't serve us well....then let it go! Why do we allow negative and toxic people to take up space in our brain....they are NOT good tenants? EVICT immediately! This doesn't mean to hate them...it simply means, forgive them and pray for them and quit thinking about what they have done to hurt you. Give them to the only One who understands and loves them completely. YES....I am working on this!

My daughter would wake up with nightmares, and in the middle of the night she would bring all her blankets and lay down beside me. Sometimes shaking. Sometimes crying. Sometimes just needing me to hold her. Working through a bad dream or nightmare is tough for myself and I remember being so scared as a child I was paralyzed in my own bed. I am so thankful for Dream Catcher...the essential oil. It has been the only blend of oil that has worked for my daughters consistent bad dreams.

She is 12 and old enough to apply it every night. She loves it and always takes it on any get-away. She just uses a couple drops on her chest and neck every night.

I've recommended this to a few people and all have had amazing results with their kids. If your kiddo struggles with nightmares....I've got you mama! โค๏ธ

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