HEALTHY LIVING

The Sun is always Shining...

This has been a longggg winter… but.. the Sun is always shining.

Sometimes (and I can say from experience) we forget that the Sun is still shining upon us even when it feels very cold and dark. Some days I just want to huddle under my covers and hibernate or just hide from the world in my own safe space, I swear I was a bear in my past life..lol.


It’s Hard before it’s Easy


So I always seem to have my best epiphanies when I am running (meditating). But there is something powerful when you exert your body to do things you thought once unimaginable, and crossing that finishing line is such a rush! So, yet again, I find myself training for a Half Marathon, which every time I vow I won’t do another but something keeps pulling me back into training. Maybe it’s the voices inside my head while I have to push myself to get up, get out, and run or maybe it the feeling of completing of something that seems almost impossible, not just physically but emotionally (let’s not forget I am a mom of 2 small kids, so escaping to train is not very motivating most days). 


What I learn while I run?


Before I even get my sneakers on, I have to pump myself up to get inspired to move in the first place... Can you relate?  I have to admit; knowing a race is around the corner is pure motivation in itself. So, if you need the inspiration, I encourage you to sign up for SOMETHING just to get yourself out there, it challenges you to try something new and find a deeper truth within, something you never thought capable.
Ok, so I finally get motivated to get out on the pavement but it seems like each step the first mile is pure torture, I am secretly justifying that I don’t need to be doing this, I make every excuse up in the book to stop because it hurts, or I’m bored, or there’s a million other things I’d rather be doing. (hmm..Maybe this is why I never liked doing the mile in highschool, too many negative thoughts would flood my mind.)  But there is something beyond that first mile that is Awakening. Your body starts to know what to do, it’s created that muscle memory to just flow, you feel the wind and sun on your face and your heart pumping reminding you that you are ALIVE! I realize in this moment that I am meditating!
Yes, Running is Meditating!
Meditating is very much the same way, the first time you start its HARD, really really HARD. Your mind doesn't shut up and makes all these excuses. It just can't seem to turn off. That’s why most people stop before they even really get started.
 


Running is working meditation!


You listen to your thoughts, you feel your body, you are in tune with your practice of moving, you then find this sense of peace and FLOW. And it's in this state when thoughts shift and your heart opens in ways you never expected.
I’ll never forget hitting mile 8 and looking down at my arms and legs, I was looking at them as though I was outside of my body. I could sense them moving but I couldn’t feel them in the spiritual sense anymore, I could see them and knew I was mechanically moving but my adrenaline took over and I felt like I was flying…which in that moment I experienced what they call “Runners High”. 
What I noticed is this is the same feeling as many other challenges I’ve had in the past...
I have felt this euphoria after meditation, yoga, public speaking, child birth, and countless others…

Remember that things will be challenging and hard before they get easy. The sun is always shining down upon you even when it feels like you are in those dark dreary moments of life. But, this means it is the perfect time to find something to challenge you. And if you stop, well, it’s like you are starting all over again… but I promise each time gets easier and easier, just like riding your bike… and then you have the honor to experience the reason why you started in the first place.

So my wish for you this Spring & Summer is to challenge yourself to try something different and new or something you haven’t done in a long time and want to hit the restart button. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Yea, it might not be so fun for the first few times but over time I can assure you, you will have many awakenings unfold for you too…  the Sun is always shining.

Thankful Healing..

I find it ironic that the following day of giving thanks, “Thanksgiving”... People lose perspective and are absolutely miserable shuffling through the malls, parking lots, and stores like zombies attacking for their next prey. I find it absolutely comical actually, how could we completely turn off and lose all we were just reminded of the day before? I honestly avoid this day like the plague..but i committed to do something that can help in a much more positive way. I truly didn’t know what to except and if people would even be open to this idea of taking a moment during all the busy-ness of their shopping day..but somehow Black Friday turned out to be absolutely magical and so many experienced the Zen Den for what it was created for!☺️✨ We did numerous mini-yoga and aromatherapy reiki healing sessions. I had the honor of sharing deep relaxation through pranayama, breathwork, to help a new mom at total ease while feeding her baby .. it was so divine and extremely powerful. Watching this sweet hungry and fussy little baby (miss those days..kind of hehe..) nurse while his mom indulged in this divine power of healing.. I watched his little toes sticking out all wiggly completely settle and relax and i could feel BOTH energies from mom and baby transferring to one another, it almost made me cry, i filled up with such light and joy. It was pure magic..Women are so supernatural! We have such divine gifts to share and make the most insanely unique creations from pure source.. I am so grateful to have had been able to share in such a unique experience! And also help give the power of healing through mother nature’s essentials, @mothersbynature was a proud sponsor today🌿 www.mothersbynature.etsy.com
@lizzyhammonds @beatriz_on_a_journey love you girls, so happy to be on this healing path together...
@cloudwell_artisan_products also helped today’s events with our mini hands massages...support local🐝

Aromatherapy Workshop infused with Yoga & Reiki

Connecting the Divine power of healing in many modalities into one event....

yoga aromatherapy workshop

These events are always so magical.... Love being of service and sharing all these divine gifts of healing. Taking this on the road! Book your Yoga Aromatherapy Party/Workshop today to indulge in a divine restorative Yoga sesh, Reiki infused massage during Savasana, and learn about some of the top eo's for healing with some helpful daily tips for simple use..... Choose your Unique blends to bring home as a takeaway too (*Flyers with name of location and date, Bottles, Oils, Labels included from Mothers by Nature). Visit my Mothers By Nature section to learn more about Healing Through Mother Nature's Essentials..

Pure Lemon~ Healing through Mother Nature's Essentials

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  • Anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, 
  • antiseptic, disinfectant, and antifungal properties.
  • Emotional stress.
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  • Insect Repellent.
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**Be Mindful using topically when exposed to direct sunlight..

Add a few drops to a warm bath, diffuser, or
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Don't Be Fooled!

🍉A-ha moment: Don't be fooled by the convenience of cut up watermelon at the store.. I saw it was almost 12bucks for a small container already cut up in it's pretty package and thought to myself "that would be nice"...but I sucked it up and bought half a watermelon and look how much I got for ONLY $3.75 for maybe 5 minutes of my time to prep! Definitely worth the save and tastes that much better 😜#proudmommymoment 😂😂#momwin #mindfuleating

BUG OFF...

Ugh ticks have been bombarding us! Anyone else see lots these little creepy crawlers?! This season we can gear up and protect! Love being able to concoct and create with essentials to help heal us through Mother Nature🌿..thanks to my neighbor for inspiring me to make a special Kid & Pet friendly bug spray 🐶👧🏼👶🏼 mixed with lots of goodness to keep those pesty ticks and buggies away!!

Make your own special recipe with @mothersbynature oils✨
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