celebrate the courageous ones.

Strong women are Beautiful women.

Social media has been such an amazing place for me.  I have ‘met’ so many amazing women through posts, tags, stories, etc.,  recently one woman in particular has taken the torch and lit the world up for me.  She is intelligent, successful, funny and real. My gawd she is real and I admire her strength in so many ways.  The other day, she posted this(see below) on Facebook and reading this, having this in my brain with forever change me.  You can find her post: HERE

“So yesterday I went on this little rant on my IG Story about something that makes me so sad to see the internet constantly take part in: The judgment + shame + comment phenomenon. It’s a compulsion! I see it toward the people I love that are attempting to be honest and it makes me sad. It is clear by the sheer volume of messages in my inbox that you guys feel the same way. Is it not getting out of hand, folks?

I’ll talk specifically to the ladies here. Since when do the choices we make become the “right choice” for other grown women whom we do not know? Since when did we take it upon ourselves to shame other women for what they do, buy, like, see, take part in or not? Since when is it not okay to just be who we are? Since when did we become so superior in our own lives that we feel the need to point out everything we don’t do and comment on it? Do we think this is how we build each other? Do we think this is the best way to create change for others? Here’s the hardest question of all, since when do we believe that the world would be better if everyone, everywhere just made the same choices? That is some Stepford kind of life that I don’t want.

Look, I’m not going to fix this by posting about it or writing about it but we can, as a group of legit business women, agree that internet shame is bullshit and not do it to others. To stop thinking that every human in the internet needs our opinion. As sales people, I am concerned we are overlooking how important being likable is. It’s not enough to know your product or be the most skilled. Your people have to also like you. Making people feel shamed for their choices that are different than yours isn’t the best place to start. Promise. Make space to help others and give hard feedback with love to those you…wait for it…LOVE, but stop judging other human beings on the internet whom you barely know who are just doing their best for their choices of food, workout program, vaccination schedule (or not), breastfeeding (or not), religion, music, parenting, education, the list goes on . You get my point.

Every day I become more confident to be who I am in my industry even though it’s not compliant to the “ideal person.” I’ve gotten used to this space. Hear me, momtrepreneurs, you will eventually have to decide to do the same. Just be you, for you will be judged anyway. Let others just be them. You’ll attract who you are meant to by just putting your real self out there (despite the shame you’ll receive) and being confident. Let the judgement roll off of you and do it anyway. Let’s make a vow to stop saying everything we don’t agree with on the internet. Cool? Cool. I love this tribe. I love how you love me for attempting to put the real me out there. Thank you. Go and be free to be who you are. Let your freak flag fly.”

what did you expect?

I woke up this morning feeling good, feeling confident feeling like today was the day.

This morning I had my four week check-up for my foot. I suppose I expected to be healed and to be able to literally and figuratively be able to walk out of my appointment.  I was wrong(ish). The doctor explained that “nothing has moved, nothing has changed which is good but it will take more time”

I am emotional so naturally, I cried. I saw the look of disappointment in my husband’s face which made me cry a little harder. This isn’t easy but I have to remind myself, it isn’t impossible either.  I keep reminding myself that the Universe has its way(s) of slowing us down at times, it redirects us for reasons.

As for now, I am making lists to remind myself of the PROS and not just the CONS that this has caused. I am applying and diffusing the essential oils that will help me feel a little less in a funk. I am snuggling with my baby while listening to music that calms me.

THIS too shall pass. Tomorrow is a new day but until then, today is still a great day to have a great day.

things I love right now

I have found that some of my favorite things have come from referrals from friends. With that in mind, I have decided to share things I love right now, once a week!  In no particular order, here are my loves this week:

OOLA for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World – if you want a good book to dive into, THIS is it! Start with the original OOLA first. You will not be disappointed and will feels good while reading it.

Papaya with Citrus Fresh Essential Oil by Young Living – I am convinced, this is what sunshine tastes like.

Swaddle Blankets by Little Unicorn – these have the be the softest blankets on the planet! They are also absolutely gorgeous!

Everything But the Bagel seasoning by Trader Joes – I have been sprinkling this stuff on my eggs and avocado in the morning & it is delicious!

The Secret – I know I a super late on this one but I believe it is perfect for me right now.

Kneeling Scooter – although the minivan of injuries, it is a life saver while I have this broken foot!

Sheerlume brightening Cream by  Young Living – I started using it 3 weeks ago and already my face is showing less spots, more glow and OMG it smells like angels

Zen Principle Organic Moringa Leaf Powder – google it & you will see why.

 

 

if it moves mountains, you share it with everyone…

“It isn’t going to magically tear that bitch stick from your arms & replace it with a halo”
fullsizeoutput_201dHormonal balance is vital to a healthy mind and body, but can be disrupted in many ways. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally, such as in puberty, menopause and perimenopause. Hormone imbalance may also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle. Understanding the causes of hormone imbalance empowers us to prevent them, and at the same time, feel better, think better, and live better.

After I gave birth to our son, March 2014, I was off. My raging, unbalanced hormones had me attending pity parties larger than New Years Eve in Times Square. Sounds fun, right? Wrong! None of my friends were at that ‘ party’ because well, I wasn’t in a great place. I was sad & mad and emotional and didn’t quite get it at the time.

I was new to Essential Oils and through help of my Facebook Oil groups & the internet, I discovered that Progessence Plus was an essential oil infused serum specifically formulated for women to help with the healthy balance (or in my case, re-balance) of hormones. Still new to the oil world, I wasn’t quite sure what I was purchasing but the hundreds of positive testimonials from women just like me gave me hope.

When I opened my Essential Rewards order that month (July 2015) the first thing I thought was, wow, this is pretty! After opening it and smelling it I remember feeling calmed immediately … I wasn’t feeling any changes yet but I was feeling hope & in that moment of desperation, hope was enough for me to give it an honest try.

I started a routine, every morning as a brushed my teeth I would apply one drop to my inner forearms and rub my arms together. I would then apply one drop over my throat which is where thyroid glad is located. The major glands of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive organs. After about two-to-three weeks it was my husband that noticed the change. That day was one that will always stick out because I think it was the day I knew essential oils would forever be a part of our life. He said to me “this is the woman I fell in love with” – I remember smiling and crying at the same time because I felt like me again but for the one person you love more than life to see/feel it too – THAT feeling moves mountains.

So now that I am being open, honest, personal and real … it isn’t a fix all. Progessence Plus is a fantastic product, one that I highly suggest ALL WOMEN give it a try BUT it isn’t a unicorn or a magic wand. It isn’t going to magically tear that bitch stick from your arms & replace it with a halo but maybe it will. What do I mean? Well, you have to work WITH it rather than expect it to do all the work. You may need to add fitness into your life, you may need to subtract certain foods, drinks, habits to get the best results. First thing I changed … my attitude, when you’re willing to bend you are much less likely to break.

So now, just shy of two-years later and another baby later I can say without a doubt that it makes a significant difference in my overall wellness and mood. By adding Progessenece Plus into my daily routine I have opened windows in my mind and heart that have allowed me to have the confidence to grow in other areas of my life. Life gets busy and hectic and there are days I have forgotten to apply it and I can honestly tell you, when I do, I am off track. Maybe it is a unicorn, maybe not, either way it works for me.

Take a few moments to google Progessence Plus and see for yourself. Then give it a try, you do not have anything to lose. Click here to get yourself a bottle.