Essential oils have changed how we approach wellness in our home, and with my daughter, there is no exception. As a 3 year old who is constantly absorbing what is going on around her, and is always wanting to learn, I have enjoyed getting to share these tools and this experience with her, and her being able to reap the benefits as well.
We are almost through the first month of 2019, just like that! And if this is indicative of how the rest of the year is going to go, then we are in for one wild ride, and one that is going to fly by if we aren’t more mindful and paying attention.
When I find something that is delicious, I cannot help but share!
I love cooking with cauliflower! Roasted, raw, riced, tossed, mashed- any way you can eat cauliflower I likely will. I have frozen it and put it in smoothies for crying out loud. I love it!
Last year around this time, I shared with you some tips to stay well over the holidays, and I wanted to bring some of those tips back for you.
The indulgence of the season can be very triggering for some people. Our gatherings are largely focused around food and eating. And though this time is meant for relaxing and letting go, it doesn’t mean you need to completely forget the lifestyle you are trying to create for yourself. So, here’s the 4 easy tips to help keep you committed to your goals.
Don’t hang out near the food. You are way more likely to grab finger foods and pop them in your mouth without even thinking if it’s right in front of you. If there’s lots of different goodies you want to try, grab yourself a little plate and sit away from where the food is. If you have to get back up and walk over to get more, you might be less likely to take that second serving.
Plan your indulgences. No one wants to say no to their favourite Christmas treat, I know I don’t. So, you don’t have to! Instead, try thinking about all the parties you’re going to be attending. What sorts of things will there be? If you know there’s a particular snack that you live for over the holidays, save yourself for it and maybe pass up on something else. Me… I can’t resist Christmas bark!
Be active while you’re there. Find a way to include some physical activity into the gathering. Maybe it’s some physical minute to win it games (so you aren’t just sitting and eating). Or perhaps you encourage everyone to bundle up and walk around to look at the lights after Christmas dinner. Whatever it is just find a way to get moving!
Eat more of the good stuff. Often our mentality is don’t eat this or don’t eat that. Just remember to eat more of the good stuff too! If you know you’re going to indulge in a little bit more than usual- have a green smoothie in the morning, eat some extra super foods and drink a bit more water. Like I said, just get more of the good stuff 🙂
Mindfulness. The point of a healthier lifestyle is to always be planning and thinking ahead. Being in tune with your body and being present in the moments. If you’re not hungry don’t eat more. You know your body and you need to honour it over the season of joy and giving. Give it love and treat it right. Stay on track. You will thank yourself and feel empowered when you make good choices that will keep you on track for your goals of healthier living!
I wish you all a safe happy and healthy holiday, from my family to yours.
Hugs and Kisses,
Happy Sunday Y’all. I had a pretty great day today! We got some family photos taken on a Christmas tree farm, I just finished an awesomely rejuvenating yoga practice with my husband and I finally finished a book I have been reading for the last month and a half.
Tis’ the season for illness. I am talking, coughs and colds. And this is about the only thing about this season that I don’t enjoy! Give me all the of colorful leaves, the sweater weather, the Christmas cheer, the lights and the coziness that winter brings. But colds. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’ve been anticipating this post and sharing with you my results from the 7 day detox. I want to preface this by saying my results will be nothing related to the scale, in fact I didn’t even use the scale once on this detox to measure anything. To be, that’s not what detoxing is about, because there are so many more benefits.
I started using oils regularly in my home early on in this year, and have been reaping the benefits ever since! I’ve always enjoyed scents like lavender, peppermint, frankincense, but I hadn’t really been educated on using them or the super powers that they hold!
We are just back from our annual family cottage week. All rested and rejuvenated. This is our third year getting away and renting a cottage as a family.
Now that August is here, it is a slippery slope into fall. Though I am not ready for the summer to end, my favourite season is just around the corner!! Continue reading “Cauliflower Shepherds Pie”