#WellnessWeds: The Benefits of Oil Pulling

#WellnessWeds: The Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a trend that has become popular amongst wellness experts but idea of oil pulling is actually quite old. It is an ancient form of oral therapy from Ayurvedic medicinal practice that is over 3000 years old.    Oil Pulling is the process of pulling bacterial from your teeth and gums.   Your mouth is full of bacteria and oil pulling is a great way to improve your oral health.  

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#SelfCare Sunday: Get Some R&R (Rest & Rejuvination)

#SelfCare Sunday: Get Some R&R (Rest & Rejuvination)

We are a society that is built on staying busy and productive.  We are often told to get as much done during a day as possible and we are masters at multi-tasking. We are a society obsessed with busyness...  Sometimes the best thing you can do for your well-being is to slow down and be still.  When was the last time you were just still?  When do you allow yourself to rest your mind, body and spirit?    Resting recharges the body, giving you the energy you need to complete your daily tasks. How productive can you be when you are exhausted or when your mind is cluttered?   Our bodies and minds need rest to be able to think clearly.   Rest doesn’t always mean sleep either.  It is anything that allows you to replenish and rejuvenate.

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#TransformationTuesday: Create a Workout Plan that Works!

#TransformationTuesday: Create a Workout Plan that Works!

Single mom of three, income stretched to the max, overscheduled, full time job, owner and manager of two blogs…but I need to take better care of myself.  How?  I’ve known that I needed to take better care of myself for a long time but I’ve always struggled with how to make time to do it and to do it in a way that doesn’t break the bank.

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#WellnessWednesday: Stay Hydrated with Detox Waters

#WellnessWednesday: Stay Hydrated with Detox Waters

But what if you aren’t a fan of water?  I discovered detox waters as a way to ensure I’m getting my daily dose of H2O.  Detox water is an infused water recipe that rids your body of toxins and improves overall health.  Some detox waters have beneficial ingredients.  Healthy ingredients that is full of much needed vitamins and nutrients that make you healthier.

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#WellnessWednesday: Oil Diffusing

#WellnessWednesday: Oil Diffusing

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being.   The aroma of essential oils is widely believed to improve brain function and when absorbed through the skin and bloodstream, they can promote whole body healing.  It’s a form of alternative medicine that works for pain relief, mood enhancement and increased memory.  Our sense of smell is a powerful thing.  Essential oils can purify the air, dispel odors, relax the mind and body, enhance your immune system, clear your mind and bring oxygen to the brain, improving memory and health.  An easy way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by using a diffuser. 

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#SelfCareSunday: The Benefits of Bentonite Clay

#SelfCareSunday: The Benefits of Bentonite Clay

I discovered Bentonite Clay when I was researching ways to restore my hair after heat damage but I learned that Bentonite clay has amazing benefits for your body.   Bentonite Clay is composed of ash made from volcanos.  It is a healing clay that cleanses and detoxes the body. It is also used to defend against illnesses as well.  Bentonite Clay helps to get rid of the toxins in your body and increase immunity and reduce inflammation.  The Clay has minerals that when ingested are absorbed into the body.

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#WellnessWednesday: 10 Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

#WellnessWednesday: 10 Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

Motherhood… it is the most rewarding job I have but it is also a job that will take every inch of my energy some days.  We pour so much into our children and families it’s no wonder we are exhausted.  Over the years, I’ve learned that taking time to “recharge” is mandatory.   As mothers, we have to be very careful not to run on empty for too long because it can affect everyone in our household. Remember the old saying, “if momma ain’t happy…ain’t nobody happy?”  There’s truth in that.  Our loved ones depend on us for so much. We are the counselors, nurses, psychologists, the chefs, the drivers, the housekeepers, the CEO’s of our homes and so much more. We are the glue that hold our families together.  That’s a pretty busy job that requires us to constantly pour into the lives of others.  When do you take time to refill your cup?  I’ve learned over the years that I can only be the best mom I can be when my cup is full. When I’m full emotionally, spiritually, and mentally, I can pour the best of myself into the ones I love. When I’m running on empty, everyone around me suffers. 

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