Lavender & Rosemary ‘ReLuxation’ Spa Shower Experience

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As a busy entrepreneur, I’m always looking for simple, self-care mini-spa rituals that I can do at home, and last night I created this luxurious, relaxing shower/bath combo experience that I know you’re gonna love!

After just 20-30 minutes, I felt refreshed, soothed and serene.

My bathtub is small, so instead of doing a full body soaking bath, I did this as a shower/foot spa instead.

Here’s the recipe: 

Mandatory:

  • 20-30 minutes of absolute privacy in a bathroom with a locked door
  • Spa music: I love the Relax: New World Music Spa Collection (Opening Petals by Llewellyn & Marina Swain; Butterfly World by David Sun, etc.)
  • Sea salt (or Epsom salt), approximately 1/2 cup (4 oz.)
  • Lavender essential oil & Rosemary essential oil (I use only dōTERRA)
  • dōTERRA Spa Body Wash or soap of your choice

Optional:

  • Glass of wine (I had Jason Stephens 2011 Estate Merlot – delicious!)
  • Cup of tea
  • Candles (flameless candles are best)

Instructions:

  1. Start the music and light candles. Take your drink of choice into the shower with you.
  2. Take a warm shower – get clean and wash your hair if you like
  3. Once you’re clean, put a stopper in the tub, but keep the shower going
  4. Sprinkle in the salt and stir with your feet
  5. Sprinkle 8-10 drops of Lavender oil and 6-8 drops of Rosemary oil into tub water
  6. While standing with your back to the shower, drizzle 3-4 drops of Lavender oil onto your chest, followed by 3-4 drops of Rosemary oil; rub oils on your body and into hands
  7. Raise hands to your face and take in a few deep, relaxing breaths
  8. Express gratitude for the moment of pure luxury, your beautiful body and your amazing life!
  9. Sprinkle 3-4 drops of Rosemary oil onto your scalp and gently massage in (Rosemary helps with hair growth!) Rinse after a few minutes.
  10. Luxuriate in the experience: inhale the love and abundance in your life; exhale gratitude.

I hope you enjoy this experience as much as I do!

If you would like samples of the oils, DM me please.

   


Permission for Success Granted!

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This was the message from Tiffany Peterson‘s FB Live training this morning. You don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to be successful, or to create the lifestyle and business you love.

She was coaching us on playing small in our business, and what could potentially be holding us back.

Here’s a big one:

Fear of criticism or disapproval from friends or family, or even from people we don’t know. Really? Yes! And so what! Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s fine. Don’t take it personally, especially from someone who is not supporting you and your family, or paying your bills. Their opinion does not matter. And what others think of you is none of your business.

Once you can shine a light on what is subconsciously holding you back, you can take action to work through, around or over it.

Have your own back… and take the power back from people who may be criticising or discouraging you not to move ahead. You don’t need their approval. You’re not a kid anymore, you’re an adult, and you don’t answer to anyone other than yourself.

Stop being stingy with your gifts! Share what you got with everyone! You are an intelligent, successful, amazing and beautiful person, and don’t allow anyone to tell you differently. Even if you never heard these words from parents, family, teachers or others, it doesn’t mean they are not true.

Many of us are still operating from old negative thoughts or ‘tapes’ that have been playing in our heads since we were kids. What your parents said and how they treated you sticks in your brain, and can shape how we view ourselves and our abilities as adults. I’ve been working through some of this stuff in the last couple of days, specifically about my mother, (sorry, I said it), and I started doing the emotional work to get unstuck.

It’s not easy, and it involves tears, but I can honestly say that I feel like an emotional burden has been lifted, a sort of shift in my feelings, and I’m seeing myself now through a different lens, one that makes me really grateful and happy-ish.

Here’s the book I’m reading now: The Power Is Within You, by Louise Hay. Super powerful and it will help you on your emotional healing journey. I love that what I do is help people know that they can be successful, and they can do whatever they decide to do.


Top 10 Essential Oils for Entrepreneurs

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Being self-employed is a tough but rewarding gig, and anything that makes it easier to be present, focused, healthy and productive, I’m all over it. I’ve been successfully self-employed for over 20 years, and I love the benefits I get from using the oils. I’ve used dōTERRA oils for almost 4 years, and they are part of my daily routine. Not sure what I did before discovering these gems…

Here’s my top oil picks, and how they can help you and your team at work:

Frankincense: This is my number 1 go to oil for just about everything, as it’s great for brain balance, focus, sad feelings, inflammation, immune system and cellular health, wound repair, letting go of negative vibrations, and helps you see the ‘truth’ in life.

OnGuard (Protective blend): Great for boosting your immune system, has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, kills germs, kills airborne pathogens when diffused, reduces symptoms and duration of seasonal bugs, keeps you and your staff healthier with less days out of the office. This is a blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Wild Orange oils, warm, spicy and very powerful.

InTune (Focus blend): Helps keep you focused on the task at hand, increased concentration and attention to detail, mental clarity, reduces stress and alleviates nervous and anxious feelings. This blend includes Frankincense, Lime, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.

Peppermint: Gives an instant energy lift, is cooling, helps relieve occasional headaches and pain, digestive relief, creates emotional distance during heated discussions, and helps with bad breath.

DigestZen: As the name implies, it’s used for digestive relief, gas, bloating, nausea, motion sickness during travel, sinus issues, emotional indigestion, and helps when you’ve ‘taken on too much’. This is a blend of Anise, Caraway, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Peppermint and Tarragon oils.

Balance (Grounding blend): Helps you feel balanced, calm, centered and grounded, balances energy, dispels anger and rage, stress and anxiety relief. I use this every day, a drop on the bottoms of my feet, helps me stay grounded and focused. This blend includes Blue Chamomile, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Ho Wood and Spruce. Very woodsy smelling.

Citrus Bliss (Invigorating blend): Do you have an office full of grumpy, whiny people? Diffuse this blend and change the mood of your co-workers without them knowing! This blend fosters creativity, relieves stress, is uplifting and smells amazing! This is a blend of seven different citrus oils and vanilla: Bergamot, Clementine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Tangerine and Wild Orange.

Serenity (Calming blend): Can’t we all just get along? This blend is great for promoting serene feelings of acceptance, helping reduce criticism, blame and judgement, reduces anxious feelings and resentment towards others. Finally! This blend includes Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang and vanilla.

Passion (Inspiring blend): Feel like you’ve lost your mojo? This blend can help you get it back, and find your inner passion for life, help you love your work, get inspired, clear mental fog, discover clarity of purpose, and encourages openness to new experiences. One of my faves! In this one there is Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Sandalwood and Jasmine.

Motivate (Encouraging blend): Are you mentally exhausted and feel like you’re stuck? This is the one for you! This blend helps fight mental fatigue and exhaustion, gives encouragement and confidence, and helps you get things done. This is a blend of Basil, Clementine, Coriander, Melissa, Peppermint and Rosemary.

When using essential oils, quality matters. Essential oils are powerful aromatic compounds that act like messengers throughout your body. dōTERRA Essential Oils can safely be used aromatically by being diffused or inhaled directly from the bottle, topically (some must be diluted with a carrier oil), and most can be used internally, as these pure, therapeutic grade essential oils are basically considered to be food (read the label). When using oils, a drop is a ‘dose’, and less is more, so start with a very small amount. Listen to your body, and I encourage everyone to do their own research. One more super cool thing about these oils: no negative side effects!

There are many other essential oils that are helpful for all different physical and emotional issues, and we’ve just scratched the surface here. But these 10 oils are a great start for busy entrepreneurs who are looking for a more natural way to enhance their every day work experience.

Want more info or samples? Just let me know…

BONUS: 3 Great Books I love: You Are a BadassThe One Thing and Calm. Motivation to keep going and believe in yourself, productivity hacks and peace. You’re welcome!


Gratitude is powerful!

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The key to enjoying an abundant life is gratitude. If you are not happy with or are not expressing thanks for what you already have, on a daily basis, you will not be ‘open’ to receiving more of the good stuff coming your way. This is something I’ve really been focusing on lately, trying to make it a habit, or part of my daily ritual.

Take the time to write down 5-10 things you’re grateful for each day, preferably in the morning, and it can be as simple as: I love my bed; I love my husband; I’m so grateful for my cute dog; thank you for this amazing cup of coffee… The more things you are grateful for, the more things will come into your life to be grateful for… I love how this works.

Plus, when you reflect a spirit of gratitude, you bring calm and peace into your world, and you radiate that energy, which attracts more amazing things to you. So simple, yet so powerful…

And don’t forget to smile! It seriously changes your mood and your physiology. It’s really hard to be upset when you have a smile on your face… try it and let me know how it works for you!