Do you want to feel better without spending a lot of time and money?






Do you want to feel better without spending a lot of time and money? 
 
Detoxification might be the secret for you.
 
Daily Exposure to toxins and chemicals wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to inflammation and diseases not limited to Hormone Imbalances, cancer, auto-immune issues and so much more. We have never lived in a world, society where we are exposed to so many toxins.
 
The good news is that there are things you can do to help your mind, body and home detox and restore yourself to optimal health.
 
I've been sharing lots of tips on videos that you can check out here. You can also join me for the Take Your Day Back Challenge in which you will feel better about getting time back in your Day, and putting yourself and your health first. 
 
If you want to know more about what I used to detox my and my families (including two little kids bodies) check it out here
 
Here are my top 5 tips to help you feel better right now busy Mama!
 
1. Check your household products ingredient list. If you don't know what the ingredients mean turn them over and google them. Repeated exposure of toxins and chemicals is harmful to the body and statistics show our homes are 80% more toxic than the air outside because of the toxins inside our products we have in our home. Ditch these toxic products. Here is what my family and I use instead
 
2. Reduce your stress. In whatever possible way you can. Stress is horrific for the body. Exercise and or dancing are one of the quickest ways to alleviate stress. 
 
3. Meditate. At least 15 minutes a day quite your mind and do a guided meditation. Heres one of my favs. Meditation is one of the only known things that can bring your body to a normal state of PH when it's in a stressed state. How freaking cool is that?  
 
4. Detox your body. One of the best ways to start in doing this is an armpit detox. We have so many lymph nodes in the armpit area and as women we have a lot of breast tissue in that area. So, if we are lathering a ton of chemical filled deodorant on that area, especially after years of exposure it can cause a whole host of problems. Wonder why our breast cancer rates are through the roof? Say no to aluminum, fragrance and lot of other chemicals in the deodorant found on store shelves. If you’ve ever tried a natural deodorant and it didn’t work, don’t be discouraged you just need to do this armpit detox first. I promise it works! Sounds crazy I know but for real, check it out here.

5. I am a busy Mom so of course stress is inevitable but I have a few mom tips for you to alleviate your stress and have you feeling better almost instantly. In addition to exercise, meditation, and surrounding myself with a community of thriving Mamas there are a few other essentials I can’t recommend enough. These tools are my go to for almost immediate stress relief and you can read about them here. 
 

How to calm the Chaos and Overwhelm in a crazy world!

Got Chaos? Got Stress? Got that overwhelmed feeling? 

 
There's an Essential Oil for that!

 
Everybody loves a routine. Everybody. When our routine is interrupted, we can feel a bit chaotic and disconnected. This year, all of our routines are gone and all sense of normal, which creates a feeling of stress and overwhelm. These feelings can leave you drained and feeling helpless. Are you overwhelmed in work, overwhelmed at home, and or just overwhelmed all the time? This is for you. 
These are some of my favorite roller blends that are designed to help you get back in touch with yourself and learn to let go. Even in challenging times, we can focus on positivity and choose to see the good. It’s amazing that some essential oils can assist with this process as they restore balance to the body. What are you focusing on that’s good?

 

 
 

 
I AM HERE
This powerful blend is just the ticket to help you speak your truth. It opens the throat chakra for authentic and clear communication. Roll on this blend before an interview or to provide courage and sensitivity when handling conflict or difficult discussions.
8 drops Valor
6 drops Myrtle
5 drops Frankincense
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil

 
Love All

 
It’s easy to love people when they agree with us, show kindness, and treat others fairly. It is far more difficult to love those we disagree with or people who are unkind, selfish, and greedy. Use this blend to balance yourself, your heart and help you give love even when it doesn’t come so easily.

 
6 drops geranium
6 drops white angelica
5 drops lavender
4 drops clary sage
2 drops jasmine
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil
Find Yourself
Challenging times drain us of energy and motivation. When you  feel like doing nothing but know you should do otherwise, try this.  It calms erratic emotions while restoring a healthy energy to move forward.
5 drops valerian
5 drops Cypress
4 drops Cedarwood 
3 drops sacred sandalwood
3 drops juniper
Use a 10 mL roller bottle. Add essential oils and top off with a carrier oil, such as fractioned coconut, grapeseed or almond oil.

 
 
I am a busy Mom so of course stress is inevitable but I have a few mom tips for you to alleviate your stress and have you feeling better almost instantly. In addition to exercise, meditation, and surrounding myself with a community of thriving Mamas there are a few other essentials I can’t recommend enough. These tools are my go to for almost immediate stress relief and you can read about them here. Seriously couldn’t do this Mom Life without them. 
 
What are your go to’s for stress relief?

 
Want to learn more about calming your chaos and stress with essential oils? Check it out here
 


How to move from distraction to action in minutes!

Feeling a little uncomfortable today? Feel like there's so much out of your control? 

Yep, there is but you know what, there always will be.

But you know what else? Despite what's out of your control, there are always many things IN your control. 

You control your attitude and how you decide to spend your time and energy. 

It's a shift that regardless of what's happening in the world around you at any given time-it can give you a sense of peace, and control. 

More than ever, its important to take care of yourself-to focus on you. Who YOU want to be. For your spouse, your kids, your friends, your community.

You'll never ever regret investing in yourself. And I'm not talking about a pretty Louis Vuitton bag. While that's a great kind of investment- I'm talking more about an investment in yourself, committing to yourself to prioritizing yourself first. Putting ourselves first for many of us is a very big change. 

I'm going to share how one investment can have a lasting impact on your Busy Mom Life every day moving forward. 

Let me introduce you to Callie. She lives in Michigan, has an incredible family and the most adorable little boy!

She did not think her life could be anything but revolved around being a Mom. She just went through the motions and loved every second of it but also couldn't help feeling the overwhelm and stress that came away from always being a Mom and all that entails instead of Callie, also a Mom. She was so busy just getting through her day instead of thriving in it!

But, the thing about getting through our day is we all have the same 24 hours in our day and we can either spend it thriving and being the boss of our day or letting our day be the boss of ourselves. And as a busy mom, we need all the hacks we can get for this Mom Life.

Long story short, not only did Callie completely transform her day, her confidence after we worked together, soared-and one of her favorite parts of the day is now Her TIME. 




"I had a conversation with my Mom where I told her it's time for me to start putting myself first and she said, I never did that and I got through Motherhood and all it entails. But Mom, that's just it, you got through it, I don't want to just get through it. I want to thrive in it". 

"I'm so grateful for this experience. The way I get excited about my day and practically jump out of bed in the morning with a new found love and joy for life. Even my co-workers comment on how many cups of coffee I've had since I'm always just happy. But the truth is, I've only had one little cup. This is just me now, and I love it".

When I watch Callie on social media, I see her so happy and confident and so successful- totally owning her life in motherhood. I've seen her confidence completely transform. Of all the things in the world right now-Callie is controlling how she feels and presents herself to the world. And that my friends is incredible. 

So, now I wanted to ask you-what's holding you back from investing in yourself-from prioritizing yourself? 

Maybe you feel you don't have time? Or that is just isn't that important? You're unhappy with the way you look so you're wanting to lose weight before you invest in you?

Or maybe you're not sure what that would even look like and where you should start to invest in yourself?


And if you're ready to just take control of your day for you, your family and your life and how you feel-we'd love to have you!

How to get more Time in your Day, Mama!


Get More Time in your Day



One of the truest things today is that we all have the same time in the day. Yep, it's the truth. Don't compare yourself to someone else but just remember we all have the same time in the day!

Check out what we spend our days on according to the average person: 

  • 2 hrs 24 minutes on social media per day
  • 4 hours watching tv
  • 90 minutes in daily interruptions
  • 16 minutes deciding what to wear
  • 35 minutes deciding what to eat
  • 10 hours and 50 minutes in the car per week

That’s a lot of time! Let's start maximizing your time and getting rid of the time suckers you no longer need! 


1. Make decisions quickly and Easily

You can waste so many minutes every day, just trying to make a decision. And a lot of times these decisions aren’t hard but you're allowing the overwhelm of making a decision to steal your time.

Dinner

Instead of sitting there for 20 minutes trying to decide what you’re going to cook up for dinner, make a list on the weekend of what your dinners will be for the week!

Outfits for the week:

Keep it simple! If you’re home, yoga pants and an oversize shirt are a girl’s best friend. I’m a huge fan of all things neutral because they’re easy to style, classic, and they make it really easy to put outfits together.  Find your style niche and stick with it. 

Automate Baby. 

We are living in 2020 and there are SO many things you can automate.  Take full advantage of this whenever you can.  Set up automatic bill pay so you don’t have to think about when you’re going to sit down and pay your bills. Have your beauty products, vitamins, meal services, (yes, even printer ink) set up on automation. It’s really amazing what all you can automate these days.

2. Batch Your Time

If you aren’t familiar with time batching, it basically means you batch similar tasks together and set aside a time to complete all of them.  This way you’re touching all of these tasks once instead of multiple times.  This is really popular in the business world, but I think it should be equally popular at home, because it’s really helpful!  Here are some ways I currently batch my time; Food Prep and running errands!

3. Have a solid routine.

Daily and weekly routines eliminate a lot of time on decisions. When you have a set routine in place, you no longer waste time trying to figure out when you’re going to get the laundry done or clean your home, because you have a set day/time when you do it.

I want you to think about what those things are that are taking your time every week.

Is there a way you could make those things part of a routine?

For example, if laundry seems to pile up every day, and you feel always behind on it. Then, you need a laundry routine. 

Does cleaning your home take you way too much and you always feel behind on it?  Then you need a cleaning routine. 

Every part of your life can become a routine, you just have to put a little strategy in place and then stick to that routine consistently until it becomes a habit for you.

4. Make a Plan

This is last but definitely not least. Planning your week is EVERYTHING! Let me say that again for those in the back – making a plan for your week will save your life all week long.

There is SO much that goes into a week, and taking just 30 minutes or so to put it all down on paper or in a google calendar, will save you all week. Bonus, put it on a shared google calendar with your spouse so they are in the know as well. We did this awhile back and its been a game changer for our marriage!

Okay, I know that was a lot! I hope this is making you think how of how much time (read actually hours you could have back in your day). 

Now it’s time to take action and start.  You’ve got this!

Pssst. I’ve got something for you.  If you need more tips and strategies and easy button items on how to Take Your Day Back, visit here, to receive FREE resources on the one thing I incorporated which totally helped me revamp my day for you to use!  




7 Tips to Help you Prepare for this Holiday Season

I  know I  know it's only October but you know how fast the Holidays roll around and this year I want you to be prepared! So, I'm sharing 7 Tips with you on how to Prep for this Holiday Season!



PREPARE YOUR GIFT LIST

It’s time to make a list of who you plan to purchase gifts for this year. Remember to include family, friends, coworkers, everyone. Don’t leave anyone out! You may also choose to jot down any gift ideas you have at this time for each person. 

PREPARE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Now is a great time to take a peek at the holiday decorations you have on hand. What do you plan on using this year and what do you want to replace? 

PREPARE A BUDGET

How much money should you spend on the holidays this year? This budget should include money for gifts, decorations, food, even Christmas cards. Don’t leave anything out so you’ll be prepared and have the money you need. By creating your budget now you still have some time to save money before shopping season starts.


START PRICE SHOPPING

Now that you have your list and know your holiday budget, it’s time to start price shopping. You want to make sure you’re getting the best deal when the holiday sales start happening, so go ahead and price the items on your list. It will be much easier to spot the good deals when you know the regular price of items. You may even find and scoop up some great deals now!

ORDER CHRISTMAS CARDS

If you plan on ordering Christmas cards, now’s a great time to knock it off your to-do list. Go ahead and snap that family picture and order them to allow plenty of time for them to get processed and mailed to you before you need to start sending them out. Many companies are already advertising great deals when you order them online, so you may save some money, too!

STOCKPILE PANTRY STAPLES

Hosting holiday parties or giving out baked goods this year? If you don’t already stockpile items now is a great time to start. Fill up your pantry with baking staples like sugar, flour, chocolate chips and canned goods you plan to use for holiday dinners. By buying items ahead of time when they are on sale you’ll save money and have everything you need on hand (other than perishables) when you need it.

SCHEDULE DOWNTIME

While holidays are meant to be a time of celebrating with family and friends, we often we get tired and burnt out with all the activities the holidays bring. Go ahead and block out downtime on your calendar now before it gets over laden with holiday commitments. Making sure you don’t get overstretched by scheduling some time to relax or to do something fun will bring you peace and keep you sane this winter. Trust me…if you don’t follow any of my other tips in this post, this one you need to do.


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Wishing you and incredible Holiday Prepping Season

XO,
Jess
If you're a mom getting ready to prepare for the holidays, check out my tips on how to prepare for the holiday season so you feel accomplished and have more time to spend with your family. I know the stress of scrambling at the last minute to get everything done, so I've shared some tips for mamas to feel less stressed and more prepared for the holidays over on the blog!
 
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