Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Belly Breathing

Did you know that shallow breathing is a trauma response? Funny when you figure out that you don't breathe right. It effects your vagus nerve which controls your parasympathetic nervous system. It can even effect digestion. It's something that stems from holding your breath due to trauma. Do you clench or grind your teeth also? I may or may not do that too 😁Taking 5 breaths in while filling your abdomen, holding for one count, and then breathing out to 5 while bringing your abdomen back in can help. It can even lower cortisol, your stress hormones. I'm starting the practice of doing this 5 times a day for a sequence of 5. And it looks like yoga might be my new best friend. Goes hand in hand, for many reasons. Join me.

This is a great video to show your kids too...


Friday, August 19, 2016


Bishop is a talking machine these days. We received this supplement for free with one of our Monthly Wellness Box orders from Young Living. We started using it mixed into his daily NingXia Red immediately. We are going on over a month of use now and the results are incredible. Just 1-2 tsps a day to support normal brain function and overall cognitive and cardiovascular function. Full of omega-3 fatty acids, turmeric, Coenzyme Q10, medium chain triglycerides, fruit extracts and pure essential oils, MindWise is a new and very welcome addition to our daily regimen. Do you think I'll ever get him to stop talking now that he's started!? 😂

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Two Peas in a Pod

This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. We watched frozen and the Giant snowman part is both loved and hated by Bishop. This is what Gideon did all on his own. Such a great big brother. These two drive me to the brink daily, but the way they love each other melts my heart. Terribly grainy picture and they desperately need haircuts, but I'm so glad I captured the sweetness.

Like two peas in a pod, these two goofs.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Day 20: Foodie Friday-Electrolyte Drink

How many times have you seen your kiddo get light headed or even grouchy and realized that he or she was simply dehydrated? Push those electrolytes with this yummy oil-infused drink. Simply mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

16 oz Coconut water
2 oz Ningxia Red
⅛ tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 drops each of Lemon, Lime & Orange Vitality essential oils

Thanks to @wildandfreeessentials for this yummy drink recipe!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Day 19: NingXia Juice Boxes

Want a healthier version of a juice box? Try adding a Ningxia Red packet in your kids lunch. Pack a straw if needed (they can turn the packet over and poke the straw through the bottom of packet). OR, freeze the packet over night, throw it in the lunch box and they will have a tasty slushy for a lunchtime treat. Thanks to @my.oil.journey for this fun tip!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Day 18: Brain Power

My daughter loves to use Magnify Your Purpose and Brain Power on school days. She feels like it really helps her focus, complete her work and get more right answers! Who am I to argue? Smart girl! Try applying to back of neck before school or homework time. You can also add to a diffuser bracelet or necklace and send them on their way. Thanks to @beenthereoiledthat for the helpful tip!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Day 17: Immunity Support with The Thieves Line

We can’t talk about Back to School without talking about THIEVES. All the Thieves! Young Living has created a whole line of Thieves products to help us keep our families and homes healthy. Clean with Thieves, diffuse Thieves, wash dishes with Thieves and so on. Our favorite way to use Thieves during the school year is to diffuse it at night, while we are sleeping. I also like to diffuse Thieves in the high traffic areas in my home, like kitchens & living rooms. Thanks to @wellnessvillage for this healthy tip!