Here's your friendly reminder to love yourself right now! You are perfect, enough, and worthy - flab, stretch marks, softness, curves - all of you! We are each so different and I hope we can each work hard to embrace our body this summer - honoring what it DOES for us, more than how it looks. For me it's a CONSTANT work in progress to feel positive about my body so just know, I'm posting this for me just as much as anyone - here's to self love 💕
I am so honored to be included among some very amazing women who are all speakers at this year's The Happy Healthy Mom Summit!
The Happy Healthy Mom Summit is a 5-day annual online conference where 40 experts are gathered together to share their wisdom and advice with you, all with the purpose of helping you learn how to thrive inside + out.
Experts will teach you all about nutrition, body image, fitness, parenting, mental health, creativity, meditation, beauty, self-care, strength, intuitive eating, family meals, organization, and so much more!
The purpose of this summit is to combine all the knowledge of these incredible women to help YOU to become the happy, healthy mom you deserve to be.
You can hear from all of us for FREE by grabbing your summit ticket - yes - this 5-day online event is completely free. FOR REAL.
You're going to love it! Grab your ticket, and share it with a friend! #thehappyhealthymomsummit
I've been thinking lately about what my purpose or drive is behind why I share what I do here and what my goal is and it finally came to me while I was driving yesterday.
Simply put, I like to help people feel better! Like, I love it. Any time I can make someone feel just a little better - whether that's through emotional support or physical support, it lights me up inside.
I think I just naturally want everyone to feel good and happy and I'm especially sensitive to that because I know so profoundly how it feels to be feeling the opposite. Through my struggles with mental illness and now the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, I'm no stranger to feeling crappy! I have to make an effort daily and even minute by minute to feel good. The lessons I've learned through this have changed me in so many ways and I can't help but share it because the worst feeling ever is to feel alone.
So thank you for being here, thank you for supporting ME, and thank you for allowing me to support YOU! I love it when you feel better 💓
Have you tried this?? I got it at the airport and loved it! I find that traveling makes me so dehydrated so it was the perfect light & cooling addition to the water I was already drinking.
Speaking of traveling, usually my digestion goes WACKO but I was so pleasantly surprised to find that my current oil routine totally kept things running comfortably! Each morning and night, I took 1 DigestZen softgel and put 2-3 drops of DigestZen directly on my tummy. I felt amazing and I am SO grateful for that! I have used and loved DigestZen for 8 years but I have never used it routinely or every single day. Adding it in as an every day support has been a game changer for me! You can see my whole "anti-inflammatory" oil routine in my highlights on Instagram if you want to see the whole thing. (Instagram.com/cleanseyourlife)
Have you used DigestZen? Tell me what you think of it! Want to try it? Request a free sample.
Learn about DigestZen here: https://goo.gl/41GkSM
Is self care something to have to work to deserve? My treat for...
Running myself ragged?
Doing something of note?
Getting the kids all settled and asleep?
My treat for being a beautiful human being who deserves a nice bath just because. Not as a reward for doing this or that or surviving another day, but because it's always my right to treat myself with love and care.
Self care doesn't have to be earned and it doesn't have to be a reward. It is a right and a responsibility. Find a way to show yourself some love today with no strings attached!! It could be listening to some good music, saying no to a commitment, time to sit and drink something warm, a nap, laughing or dancing...the list is endless! Then give yourself a little hug because you always deserve it, no matter what. Today mine looks like an aromatherapy bath because it's something I've been craving - today I'm finally carving out the time! I am a making myself a priority.
Tell me - does self care come easy for you or is it a challenge?
Today I want to focus on my very FAVORITE remedy for prevention. In fact, this is the remedy that when I begin running low, I honestly get a little bit panicky (haha...but really...). I'm sure you heard of it, but maybe not?!
It's doTERRA's ON GUARD Essential Oil!
It is an essential oil blend that contains Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils for an absolute immune boosting powerhouse. There are SO many different ways to use this oil which is why I love it so much. It is versatile AND effective!
Any preventative step HAS to be easy or else it doesn't get done. Am I right? Who has time for complicated routines? Definitely not me.
Here are some of the EASIEST ways to use ON GUARD in your home:
1. At breakfast time, diffuse 3-4 drops of On Guard in a diffuser in your kitchen. The aroma will uplift and energize you and your kiddos, as well as purify the air in your home. This is SUCH a great, simple way to fight those seasonal threats that love to make their way into the home during the school year.
2. Make a soap with On Guard and place it in the bathroom! This helps clean everyone's hands in a natural, but effective way! Simply fill a foaming bottle 1/4 the way up with plain castile soap, then finish it to the top with water and 30 drops On Guard essential oil. Or, buy doTERRA's pre-made On Guard foaming hand wash.
3. Apply On Guard topically to your kiddo's spines and feet. I like to do a few swipes down the spine in the morning before they head to school and then at night before bed. The doTERRA On Guard Touch rollerball is PERFECT for this because it comes pre-diluted and is so easy to use (and safe for the entire fam!). You can also dilute it yourself!
There are MANY more ways to use the On Guard essential oil blend in your home to support the immune system, but for ease, we are keeping it simple!
If you'd like to take my free online Essential Oil 101 Course, click HERE to get Instant Access and you can learn even more!
Super exciting news!! I just found out that next week doTERRA is doing a BOGO sale. This happens 2x a year and it is always soooo fun for us oil lovers because it's a 2 for 1 deal. doTERRA announces a new Buy One, Get One deal each day and it's available to purchase for 24 hours.
THIS SALE STARTS TOMORROW!!
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE:
- Order on your wholesale account! Just log into doterra.com and put the daily oil in your cart. The free oil will show up automatically. If your order is over 50 PV, do it on your Loyalty Rewards Order, hit ship now, and earn points back on your purchase!
- Purchase at the retail price through my link. Go to mydoterra.com/cleanseyourlife and click "Shop."
- Join our community with your own account! Get a wholesale membership for only $35 and take advantage of all the deals this week! Start today by going to mydoterra.com/cleanseyourlife and then click "Join" then "Join + Save" and choose "Wholesale Customer." Choose "Introductory Kit" ($35), then add the daily deal to your cart, and check out! We are having daily giveaways and fun stuff happening all next week in our private Member's only group. Extra fun! Join us!
If you'd like to stay in the loop and see each daily deal, be sure to join my FREE educational Facebook group where I'll be posting each daily deal. I'll also be sharing on my Instagram stories each morning. Join us in there if you don't already have your own doTERRA membership or oil lady :) In the past, I have sent out daily emails but this year EVERYTHING will happen on Facebook & Instagram so be sure to join me there!
What is a doTERRA membership?
It's like a Costco membership and basically gives you access to amazing wholesale prices! You'll get 25% off of every future purchase. Plus, you'll have one-on-one support with me as your essential oil mentor as well as access to our large community of essential oil users.
Do I have to order monthly?
No! doTERRA does have a generous rewards program for those who wish to order monthly, but it is totally optional and not a requirement at all. (Although, I do suggest taking advantage! Hello free oils!)
Do I have to fill any quotas or anything like that?
No way! There are ZERO monthly or yearly minimums. No quotas to fill. You can literally never order again (but I do hope you'll choose to because that means you're loving and seeing the benefits of the oils!).
Do I have to sell oils?
No! That is definitely an option, but you can simply choose to use the oils for yourself. If you'd like to sell oils now or in the future, you can always upgrade your Customer account to a Wellness Advocate account for free to be eligible to earn commissions.
Any other questions? Ask away!
We recently got a yummy, healthy restaurant down the street from our house called Zao Asian Cafe. It is SO yummy!! However, we are really trying to be more aggressive in sticking to a budget and paying off our debt, so eating out is off limits for awhile. I've been CRAVING the Zao chicken bowls though, so I made my own version at home! They are pretty dang amazing, if I do say so myself!
Zao Chicken Bowl Copy Cat Recipe
This chicken bowl has a lot of different components! It's not hard to make but it is busy, as you're attending to a lot of different items at the same time. Good luck and enjoy!
Place chicken tenders or chicken breasts in a pan and sprinkle with salt and Trader Joe's Chili Lime seasoning. Cook each side over medium heat until the chicken is cooked through. Remove and cut into small bites.
Blanch the green beans in a pot of boiling water for a couple of minutes. Strain the water, then pour the beans into the pan that you cooked the chicken in. Toss with salt and a little more Chili Lime seasoning, scraping up the brown bits on the pan as you stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat up one can of organic corn - optionally season with salt and Chili Lime seasoning.
You can serve this over rice or rice noodles. We use white jasmine rice and cook 2 cups. Cook as much as you'd like according to package directions. For paleo or low carb, serve over Cauliflower rice.
Shred up some carrots and some daikon (I couldn't find daikon, so I chose Jicama instead). Use equal parts of each vegetable. Place them in a bowl and season them with 1 lime, juiced, and some salt. Stir and set aside.
Chop up cilantro.
Turn a pan without any oil onto medium high heat. Add some chopped cashews or peanuts and toss until toasted. Remove from heat and stir in some salt.
Yellow Curry Sauce
In a pot, place 1 tablespoon avocado oil over medium heat. Add 1 large chopped shallot, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger. Stir and let cook for a few minutes, then add 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder, 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Next, stir in 1 can of full fat coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, and use an immersion blender to smooth out the sauce.
Start by placing rice in a bowl. Next add chicken, green beans, and corn. Ladle a spoonful of sauce over the rice, chicken, and vegetables. Next, top with Carrot slaw, cilantro, and toasted nuts. Eat and enjoy!