Home for the Holidays

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Welcome to December and the home stretch as we embrace the holiday season, and the end of the year.

I want to thank you for the thoughts, prayers, notes, and check in’s over the last few weeks as my community was impacted by the camp fire. It’s been a really intense time but my little community has rallied around our neighbors as we all deal with the aftermath of the fire and the flooding. Your kindness and support has meant so much to me.

One of the things that has been prescient for me at this time is that no matter where we are, we bring the holidays with us. Home is within us, it’s not necessarily one particular place, but rather home is in our hearts. We can create and celebrate the holiday season no matter where we are as long as we focus on the love that’s already within us.

I know that this time of year can bring up a lot of emotions, feelings, and memories. You may be separated from your loved ones, or you may be someplace that doesn’t necessarily feel like home. However, you can create a feeling of home by investing in the activities or experiences that feel like home for you.

  • Maybe it means spending time with your Framily, the friends that you consider family.

  • Maybe it means making a special meal or dessert which really anchors the holiday spirit for you.

  • Maybe it means volunteering or supporting someone who could use help this holiday season.

  • Maybe it means listening to a special record that makes you think about a loved one who is no longer here.

  • Maybe it’s wearing festive jammies and watching movies while eating popcorn.

  • Maybe it’s _____________________________.

The truth is that there’s no one way or right way to celebrate the holiday season. There are lots of ways to honor the traditions, joys, and special moments this month. By taking time to do a few things that fill you with love, you’ll bring the holiday’s home no matter where you are or who you’re with.

Please remember that while this month is often filled with hustle and bustle, and places to go and people to see; that it’s equally important to take some time to slow down. I know it seems counter intuitive to slow down during a busy season. However, it’s in the slowing down and paring down your list of to do’s that you’ll more easily enjoy the parts of the season that speak to you. The slowing down allows you to more fully experience the season.

It’s okay to pass on the activities that don’t feel like a fit this year and to embrace the ones that are genuinely right for you. You don’t have to explain why something isn’t a fit, you’ll know it in your heart and that’s more than enough of a reason.

So, this season, no matter where you are or who you’re with, I’m wishing you a gentle, supportive, and joyful season. Let being home for the holidays mean being filled with the joy and love that’s with you right now, inside your heart.

I’m sending you so much love and I’m wishing you a very peaceful and blessed holiday season.
With gratitude and love,
Kristy~xoxo

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Home + Healing + Holidays

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This month brings with it so many feelings as we officially greet the last 8 weeks of 2018. Maybe you’re feelings some of the feels too; some of the ones that really stand out to me are things like…

  • How is it already, November?

  • What things did I get off my list this year and which things are still sitting on the back burner and why?

  • How will I spend the holiday season and with whom?

  • How will I make time for the things that are important to me and graciously say no to the things that don’t make the list this year?

  • Why am I feeling a tinge (or tidal wave) of sadness show up for loved ones that have passed even though it’s been many years since they went home?

Are any of these things showing up for you right now?
If so, know that you’re not alone.

A pre-wrap up for the year plus home stuff, healing, and holidays all begin to swim around at this time. Because so many big themes seem to come to the surface at this time, it’s natural to feel lots of deep feelings.

I find that the combination of the days getting darker and shorter (here in the Northern Hemisphere) and all the themes showing up at this time force us to pull inward and dig deep on how we’re feeling and focus on how we want to wrap up the year.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy, celebrate, and create joy during this season. Celebration is part of the holiday season but it’s also important to give yourself permission to tend to your emotional needs too.

Finding a balance between the joy and moving through your feelings is very important. Even though it may seem counter-intuitive, this balancing process allows you to move into the celebration experience more fully.

Giving yourself permission to be where you’re at allows you to move through the wave of emotions so you can move to the next space organically; rather than forcing festivities.

There’s no one way or right way to honor this season, there are only the ways that feel right for you at this time.
 

  • You may feel guided to participate in a special tradition that allows you to connect to something special from your childhood.

  • Maybe you want to make something that a departed loved one always made at this time of year.

  • Maybe for you, creating a new tradition will support you in feeling more connected to this time of year and your own personal love of the season.

  • You may also feel guided to take a little time this month to gently go over the goals or intentions you've created for yourself.

  • You may want to update your vision board or pull out that list that you’ve been ticking away at during 2018.

Taking a little time to honor all that you’ve accomplished and experienced this year is equally important as focusing on what comes next for you.

This is a great time to do a little rewind on your year and really take it all in along with the accolades that you would give to someone else who accomplished what you’ve done this year.

Some of the things that can add additional support for you this month is focusing on themes that feel supportive.
Things like:

  • Calm

  • Quiet

  • Gentle

  • Cozy

  • Rest

Getting into your favorite jammies or sweats a little bit earlier in the evening, enjoying a warm cup of tea or cider, and snuggling under your favorite blanket can make a huge difference in the way that you feel.

As this season can tend to increase the things that need to get done and the places that you may need to be, making a conscious effort to slow down in seemingly small ways can help you to find that balance that’s right for you.

  • What is something that really makes you feel comforted and supported?  _________________

  • What is something that you absolutely love to do that really feels like fall to you? __________________

  • How can you add more of these things into your days this month? ________________________

When you say yes to your own personal boundaries and needs you more easily move into that place of personal balance. Finding your balance will allow you to experience the kind of season that fills you with joy, happiness, and peace.

You’re absolutely worth investing the time to honor the things that soothe and support you. You don’t have to invest a ton of time in doing this, but you’ll receive so much from this investment and it will be well worth your time.

I’m wishing you a wonderful and gentle month filled with things and people that rise up to greet you! For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, I’m wishing you a wonderful holiday!

With love and support,

Kristy~xoxo

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Back to Basics

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It’s October, can you believe it?

This year feels like it’s been a bit of a whirlwind and here we are officially at the beginning of the last lap of the year. No matter what this year has brought into your life or how you feel things have gone, you can still make some headway on those goals you set back in January.

As we get ready to hit the holiday season it can bring up a lot of stuff for people. Usually the holidays means more lists, travel, and people to see, and places to go. The holiday season can also bring up sensitive feelings, situations, and relationships.

One of the most common things people tell me is that they want to enjoy the last lap of the year but that it can be overwhelming and easy to let things they care about go by the wayside as they try to get everything done.
I think we can all relate to that experience; I know I can.

So, one of the easiest yet most significant things you can do to make the most of this season is to: Get Back to Basics.

I know it sounds too simple, but while it’s simple, it’s also really effective.

Taking 5 to 10 minutes to get clear on the goals that you want to achieve and or experience this fall is really important.

Be really honest with yourself, no one else is going to see your list.
Include things that don’t feel like traditional “goals” that you usually make for yourself.
Add things like:

  • Reading books that have been stacking up with a cup of cider if that’s something important to you.

  • Maybe you want to host an autumn garden party

  • Sit on your porch every night to watch the sun go down

  • Go on one more fishing trip

  • Or ________________.

Most of us don’t include activities that we really want to do to our mental or physical lists because we tell ourselves that we’ll get around to it once ____________ is finished.

It’s really easy to let everything else get in the way of what really matters most to us. Then, we feel depleted and that we’re missing out on our lives. This can create a slippery slope where we let more and more of the things that matter to us get pushed to the background of our life.

It can feel like there’s not enough time to do all of the things that we want to do while also honoring all of our commitments.

The truth is that you can do both.
Yes, you can do both.

After you’ve finished your list; make another one, this time make a list of the things that you’re going to let go of so you can create time for the things that really matter to you.

No matter how busy your schedule is, you can do this, there’s always something that can be cleared or shifted to make room for your priorities.

Your priorities are important.
You are important.

  • You may need to go to sleep a little earlier, so you can get up earlier to do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to turn off your devices, television, and other screens so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to say no to extraneous demands on your time so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to slow down so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

You’re worth making these subtle but significant shifts.
This may seem like a no brainer, and it may be, however the magic is in doing the action so you can enjoy your life while also managing all of your responsibilities.

When you change the way you’re moving through your day to day life,
Your Life Changes.

How do you change the way you’re moving through your day to day life?
One way is to Focus on Getting Back to Basics

Focus on what you must do and then get rid of the rest.
Fill in those spaces of your life with things that fill you up from the inside out.
You may find that you feel more like yourself when you start this practice.
You may experience more, joy, happiness, and life satisfaction too.
In fact, you may just be able to get one or more of the things that you have on your 2018 list or vision board accomplished.

By getting Back to Basics this month, you’ll create momentum as we move into the last lap of the year. You’ll create a healthy balance which includes supporting you and your responsibilities. This healthy practice will also support you as we move knee deep into the holiday season.

Use this time as an opportunity for a re-set on your day to day life. When you look outside, you can see that Mother Nature is doing this reset right now too. Give yourself permission to release the stuff that isn’t serving you and create space for the things that feed your soul.

You don’t need to wait until January to begin creating a life that feels like your own. Begin now.

Getting Back to Basics is a powerful tool to create a life that’s in alignment with your goals, values, and personal sense of self.

This tool will support you in maintaining more calm and gentility when the demands of the holiday season become more prescient. We know that creating a new healthy habit takes 21 days to fully integrate into our brains and day to day life. Getting Back to Basics now will set you up for success during this last lap of the year and into 2019 too.

You are worthy of investing in your life in a way that resonates for you.
Give yourself permission to invest in yourself and your personal brand of
Back to Basics.

I know you can do it; and I’m supporting you as we move into this last lap of the year, together.
With love,
Kristy~xo

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Breathing Room | Change is in the Air

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Have you ever walked into a room, home, or shop where everything just seemed to rise up to greet you?

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as a feeling; perhaps a feeling of openness, light, and an airy space. This is sometimes described as breathing room.

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as thoughtfulness, and being able to understand how the placement of things creates an experience that feels supportive, uplifting, and simultaneously calming.

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as a feast for your senses, and you’re trying to take it all in because it looks, sounds, and maybe even smells incredible.

No matter how it shows up for you, you know what I’m talking about, right?
There’s a palpable feeling when you find that sweet spot in a physical place and it just feels right.

You may even want to linger in that place because it feels so good to be there and you just want to take in all the feels.

The truth is that physical spaces matter.
They matter a lot, a whole lot.

I won’t bore you with the psychological data about why they’re important and how they impact all areas of our lives inside of the spaces and away from them. (Yes, all areas of our lives.)

Instead, I want to share a tip that will support you in creating healthy, happy, gentle, uplifting, and supportive environments for yourself and anyone else who comes into your spaces.

Are you ready?

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

I know, it seems really simple and it is that, but it’s also really powerful.

Really take it in this time…

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

Can you feel that?
Yep, right there in your gut?

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers
So simple, but so powerful, right?

If all aspects of our life are impacted by the places and spaces we dwell, then it’s really important to understand that by making some simple shifts we can positively impact all areas of our lives as well.

Knowing this means that you have the power to positively and actively change all areas of your life by addressing your physical spaces.

A great litmus test is to walk into any room in your house and connect to the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensory reactions you receive. Those initial responses will tell you right away if there is something that needs to be changed.

You won’t have to wonder how you feel, it will be obvious and you’ll feel it inside of your body. It may feel overwhelming, claustrophobic, or that something is missing or feels off.

Another way you can tell if there’s a space that needs your attention is if you’re avoiding going into that room. If you’re someone who avoids going home because it’s too much for you, this is a clear message that it may be time to reach out for some professional support. (That’s okay.)

Some people are really great at knowing how to create breathing room in a space. These folks possess some level of intuitively knowing where something is meant to be and they can really bring out the best of any space.

Not everyone has this gift, and if you don’t have it, take heart. You don’t need it to apply the simple tip I shared earlier.

The only thing you need to focus on is:
Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

Since we’re in this time of Back to School, whether you are a student or not, this is a fantastic time to do some clean out, restructuring, and reorganizing.

This is also a great time to streamline as we prepare to engage with the final lap of the year which brings with it holidays, events, family, and friends.

This is the moment, right now to help you get things in a place that feel really great and supportive for you so you can prepare for the rest of your year.

Give yourself permission to make this season of your life one that feels supportive, inspiring, and uplifting for you.
Give yourself permission to create some breathing room

Self care starts at home.
Yes, Self Care starts at home.

If you’re putting off making some changes at home, you’re most likely not making your self care a priority. Let’s face it, highly sensitive people like yourself are even more impacted by their surroundings because you soak in all of the feelings that the stuff represents and then those feelings impact the way you see yourself and the way you move through the world.

So, take a deep breath and know that you’re deserving of taking good care of yourself. You don’t need to do anything or be anything to deserve self care, you’re deserving of it just by being you.

You can definitely make an impact in your life by removing clutter which will automatically create breathing room in your home and in your life.

So, get out your scheduling system and schedule in some time this week to clear away anything that is no longer serving you.

  • Donate old clothes, furniture, and anything else you aren’t using.
  • Recycle anything you can that you aren’t using
  • Throw away anything that’s broken. (If you can’t get it to where it needs to go, call a service to pick it up for you.)
  • Clean out closets
  • Clean out your refrigerator
  • Clean out your pantry
  • Clean out your laundry room
  • Clean out your garage

I promise you that by doing these seemingly small acts of self care, you will experience a huge shift in the way you and your home feels.

This will help you move onto the next level of self care, joy, happiness,
and _____________ that you’ve been wanting to experience.

Self care begins at home.
When you get your home in a place that feels good, you will feel good too.

Don’t over think this one, just start.
Don’t wait for some elusive time to begin.
Begin today.
Start where you’re standing.
You do have what it takes to live the life that you want for yourself.
You are smart enough.
You are deserving enough.
you are ____________ enough.

You Are Enough.

Let this back to school time be a catalyst for you in all areas of your life by spending some time applying this simple but powerful tip.

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

As always, I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you, cheering you on!
I know you have what it takes, I know you can do it, and I’m here for you if you’d like some one on one support.

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With love and deepest gratitude,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Pivot vs. Quit

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Every time August rolls around I start thinking about ways to set myself up for the home stretch that happens as we prepare to move into the last-ish bits of the year. The Back to school season helps to put this into motion for me. No matter where you go you see all the back to school stuff cropping up in shops and the energy begins to buzz with all things school, structure, and study.

One of the biggest things that I get asked about is how to move from one area of your life into another one. This is a question I receive from professionals wanting to do something new or different, parents wanting to find balance, and folks who feel a bit at a loss for what’s next for them and their life.

I think we can all relate in some way to those places and spaces of life where you can feel that things are changing for you in big ways. Sometimes, we welcome the changes because we’ve been working toward them for some time, and other times it feels like the change is dragging us along for the ride, maybe kicking and screaming.

No matter what it may look like, change is healthy and an important part of personal growth. You know that old adage, change is the only constant. Well, it’s definitely true, however we can learn to lean into change in a way that may make the transition feel a little bit smoother.

No matter where you are right now, today; the great news is that you can be leaning into where you want to go. Sometimes people who are making really big changes tell me that they feel like they’re being forced to start all over again and that it feels too overwhelming.

The truth is that in most cases we aren’t quitting everything we’ve ever known or worked for but rather we’re being asked to pivot.

Pivot vs. Quit

Take that in for a moment.
They feel different in your gut when you connect to them.
Pivot vs. Quit

Can you feel the feeling of Pivot? Of Quit?
One feels like a shift and one feels like defeat.

The great news is that no matter where you are today, you’ve learned and experienced so many things that you take with you no matter where you go. You may not use them all every day but they’re all with you. Nothing is ever lost and nothing is ever wasted.

While we organically move into different chapters of our lives, it’s natural to feel grief as some things shift out of your life, the truth is that your life experience gets to go with you to your new chapter.

  • If you want to start something new
  • If you want to pivot into a new career
  • If you want to invest in a passion project
  • If you want to move to a new community

Please give yourself permission to lean into those callings.
Use the gifts that you have learned, mastered, and hold within you to begin the process that will move you forward.

If your something new feels like there’s a loss connected to it, reach out for support.
While you’re reaching out for support, pick up something that you love that’s been set upon a shelf for whatever reason. Maybe you haven’t had the time to get to it or it became a lower priority due to your schedule being full; now is a great time to fill yourself up with the things that bring you joy and comfort while you move through this transition.

Sometimes, we are asked to permanently close a door and that’s okay too.
We can feel when things are finished and have come full circle for us.
When you know, you know; so go ahead and close that door, lock it tight and move forward.

However, if you find yourself throwing your arms up and starting and stopping things all the time, it may be time to take a look at that.
If you are constantly quitting, constantly finding yourself in upheaval, and constantly in overwhelm, it may be time to take a look at that.

At the end of the day there is a big difference between Pivot and Quit.

If you are always quitting, there’s a reason.
If you give yourself permission to look at the reason and work through it you’ll find that you can begin to move forward in a way that allows you to gain traction in your life. (You may need to ask for help, that's okay.)

Traction leads to more joy, happiness, and life satisfaction.

No matter where you’re at today, don’t give up on yourself or your dreams for your life. If you find yourself in a season of endings and beginnings, look for ways to Pivot to where you want to be. Use your tenacity, insight, get up and go attitude, and your well of information and life experience to reach out for that next step on your path.

You do have what it takes.
You are enough.
You’re not too old.
You’re not too young.
It’s not too late.
What can you do today to move one step closer to the place you want to be? ___________________

Great, now give yourself permission to take action on your step.

Small actions always lead to big change over time.
Invest in the power of Pivot within your life, today.
Invest in yourself.
You’re worth it!

I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you and cheering you on as you use this back to school time to propel you forward. I know you can do it!
With so much love and support,
Kristy~xoxo

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You've Got This

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I just wanted to remind you that you’re doing a great job and that the effort you put in every day isn’t going unnoticed.

As adults we tend to have less and less people telling us that they see us and that we’re making great strides in our life personally and professionally.

Many people experience at least a small handful of support people in their lives as children and young adults; maybe these people were parents, teachers, or coaches. These people may have been a strong support system for you and all that you were doing at any particular age or stage.

However, as we get older we tend to age out of these built in support systems and often forget to take the time to acknowledge all that we’ve done or how far we’ve come in any area of life.

So many times people tell me that they work diligently on a project or toward a big goal and once they achieve it, they simply move onto the next item on their list. While as adults the to do lists often seem to keep growing no matter how many things get finished; it’s important to take in your accomplishments.

In fact it’s almost as important to really feel and experience the achievement as it is to complete the achievement you’ve been working so hard toward.

Take that in for a moment.
Achieving and Experiencing the joy of Achieving are almost equally important.

If we don’t take time to relish in the joys of our own life and to treat ourselves the way we treat others, a feeling of emptiness can begin to creep inside.

I know you are the first person to congratulate and support the people in your world who are experiencing a big moment in their life.

Please give yourself permission to do the same for you.
Who you are makes a difference in this world.
Who you are right now, not when you reach some elusive goal in the future.

You’ve accomplished so much in your life already, and you’re going to continue to do great things just by being you.

No matter what is happening in your life right now, You’ve got this!
You’re smart, reliable, and have a lot of ingenuity.

Please let me be one person in your world today to tell you that you’re doing a great job and to keep up the great work.

When you get a win, others automatically get a win.
It’s important to celebrate your wins no matter what size they may be.
A Win is a Win!

With love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Summer of Self Care

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This time of year often elicits images of beach days, swim parties, popsicles, flip flops, and a big slow down.

What I find is that while these images feel quintessentially summer, our schedules often feel like they fill up with even more things to get done.
Whether you find yourself with kids at home or longer days filled with more to do projects, or something else entirely; this time of year can lead to summer longing.

You know the feeling, trying to make your summer look and feel the way you want it to but not finding ways for it to match up.

So many people think it must just be something that they’re personally doing “wrong” and that’s why they aren’t capturing Instagram worthy summer pics each day. If you’re feeling any of this, it’s okay and I promise you’re not the only one. This season always seems to go by in a bit of a blur.

One of the ways that you can capitalize on the slow down of summer is by scheduling it into your calendar.

I know, I know, scheduling doesn’t feel very “vacation-y” but it will help you to get those things you want to do and experience into your schedule so you can enjoy more of the things you love this season.

Sometimes, something as simple as giving yourself permission to try the new café or breakfast place everyone is raving about can help you feel like you’re enjoying the slow down of summer.

Pick up one of those ever so chic plastic kids swimming pools and fill it with water and set your feet in it while sipping your favorite summer drink.

There is no one way to enjoy the slow down of this season.
In between any vacation travel plans you may have, there are lots of ways to incorporate the vision you have for summer into your real life.

  • What is something that makes you feel rested, relaxed, and restored? __________________
  • When was the last time you made time to do to something just for you? _________________
  • (Choose another answer if you thought of something involving chores…)

Okay, good.

Now, take out your planner, whether it’s a physical planner, your phone, or scheduling software and get at least 3 things into your schedule for the summer right now.

These can be anything that make you feel relaxed, happy, and supported.
*Bonus points if it also feels like summer to you.
Things like:

  • Riding Bikes
  • Making/Eating Popsicles
  • Swim Day
  • Beach Day
  • Spa Day
  • Backyard Movie Night
  • Garden Party
  • Drinking Lemonade on Your Porch
  • Camp Outs
  • Day Trip
  • Road Trip
  • Reading a Physical Book Outside
  • Or ______________________

There’s no wrong choice here, so choose at least 3 things and get them scheduled today.
(Yes, you can do 3)

The truth is that if you schedule it, you’re more likely to honor that commitment to yourself.

I know that you’re super busy and that you don’t have much down time.
I know that you’re managing lots of different responsibilities and behind the scenes stuff while maintaining the day to day things too.
That’s why it’s so important to invest a few minutes right now into scheduling some much deserved fun, self care, and summer slow down activities just for you.

You’ll feel more energized, refreshed, and more like your true self after engaging in some much needed “You Time” which will allow you to get more done in the long run.

I hope your summer is filled with things, people, and activities that fill your heart with joy and love.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you're doing to make this your Summer of Self Care.

With love,
Kristy~

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Just Breathe...

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I see you, darlin'.

I see you working really hard every day trying to manage all the things on your to do list while also making time for the people in your world who you care about.

I see your kind, gentle, and open heart as you move through your day to day activities where you take yet another call from someone who needs to talk just for a minute; when you know that means an hour.

I see you offering to help even though your plate is more than full.

I see you privately dealing with the things, situations, and people which are creating or contributing to challenges, stress, and or pain in your life right now.

I see you.

I see that you’re trying to balance so many things that you may feel like you’re the person balancing and spinning plates at the fair.

I wanted to tell you that the efforts, kindness, and support you share with the world has not gone unnoticed.

In fact, you touch lives every day just by being yourself.
You may not hear it frequently enough, so let me tell you again, you matter.

As a highly sensitive person it’s really important for you to make time in your very full schedule to s.l.o.w. down so you can catch your breath and come back to center.

When you’re going all the time without taking a true break; you can begin to feel:

  • Depleted
  • Worn out
  • Exhausted
  • Clumsy
  • Lonely
  • Taken Advantage Of
  • Disconnected from Your True Self
  • Like the Joy is Missing from Your Life
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional, and or Spiritual Pain

Many highly sensitive people experience these feelings regularly and over time it can be really overwhelming and sometimes it can lead to health challenges.

If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone.

There’s several things that you can do to help shift this experience for you; including but not limited to:

  • Taking a Breather, Literally (for 15 seconds or more take a breath in through your nose and out through your mouth to help release tension and stress from your body.)
  • Place Boundaries around communication with others, an hour after you wake up and an hour before you go to sleep. (No texting, talking, or email.)
  • Get outside into nature
  • Listen to soft music
  • Learn to Say No to demands on your time and your life. (Saying no to things and people that aren’t a fit for you allows you to say Yes to you.)
  • Release people and situations, including groups that are no longer uplifting or supportive for you. This may mean releasing the fake “friend/s” who only contact you when they want something from you. This may mean releasing family members too.
  • Allow yourself to receive, even if it seems small, like a coffee, allow yourself to receive.
  • Rest when you feel guided even if you “could” be getting something else done.
  • Renegotiate your priorities and boundaries in your life so you are actively taking care of yourself, daily. (Even if it’s in small segments of time.)
  • Make sure that your day to day activities match the goals or vision you have for your life.
  • If things don’t match, making changes will move you in the right direction and help you to feel more aligned with yourself.
  • Sign up for a healing treatment of your choosing to help your body, rest, restore, and renew.

One of the biggest challenges for highly sensitive people is that they forget to take care of themselves because they think they can put it off for one more day. The truth is that you must invest in your overall health and well being daily so that you can continue to support the people around you while also enjoying your life.

It is possible to love and support others in your world while taking good care of yourself and enjoying your life at the same time.

It can start with you taking a nice long deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth….good.

Allowing everything that feels tight or tense, to easily and effortlessly release from your mind and body now…beautiful.

Keep taking nice long, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.

What is one thing that you can release, change, or say no to in order to create some space for you, today? ________________________

Good. Now give yourself permission to honor your inner wisdom by taking action on this area of your life.

What is one thing you can do this week to increase rest, renewal, and relaxation?

Great! Please give yourself permission to take action on this area of your life too.

You’re worth it and I know you can do it.

I see you, darlin' and you’re doing a great job!

Keep taking great care of yourself while you listen to your heart; it and you know the way.

With deepest love and gratitude,
Kristy~

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How to Get More of What You Really Want

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Do you ever feel like there’s a running list in your mind about things that you want more of?

Things like:

  •          More Time
  •          More Fun
  •          More Joy
  •          More Playtime
  •          More Rest
  •          More Relaxation
  •          More Alone Time
  •          More Self Care
  •          More Time for Your Passion Projects
  •          More Money
  •          More Resources
  •          More Support
  •          More _____________________

If so, you’re not alone.
In fact most people have their own list of what they want more of and a list of where they are right now.

For most people the lists don’t match up which can lead to feelings and experiences including but not limited to:

  •          Stress
  •          Tension
  •          Overwhelm
  •          Anxiety
  •          Sadness
  •          Lowered Life Satisfaction
  •          Addictions/Addictive Behaviors
  •          Feeling Disconnected from Your Life

The great news is that you can make simple but significant shifts to bring your lists into alignment.

Yes, you can!

Even if you’ve tried before or you don’t feel like it’s possible for you; it really is possible.

One of the best ways to move toward more of what you want is to remove things that are standing in the way of your goals.

Nearly all people underestimate how much time they spend doing activities which eat up their life.

These are activities that don’t support your overall well being or forward motion towards the life you want to live.

Things like:

  •          Social Media (Yes, even if you own your own business, you don’t need to be on there all day.)
  •          You Tube
  •          Email
  •          Binge Watching Streaming Sites
  •          Communicating with friends or family for long blocks of time as a way to distract you from what you could be doing.
  •          Procrastinating by __________________________

People under report how often they invest their precious life into one or more of these activities.

With devices and notifications fully integrated into our lives; it’s imperative to get really clear on the kind of life that you want to live.

Focus on what you value and what kind of life you desire to live.

The truth is that technology and other goal grabbers aren’t going to go away; the distractions are only going to increase.

You can place healthy boundaries around the ways that you’ve been living so you can move into alignment with the life that you want to live. The way you do this is by saying no and removing the things that are literally blocking you from the life that resonates with you.

  •      Reducing Screen time
  •      Creating screen free zones
  •      Leaving your phone at home when you go somewhere (yes, you can do it.)
  •      Purchase or dig out a physical camera to take with you on adventures
  •      Turning off your wifi in the evening and leaving it off for at least an hour after you wake in the morning.

These are simple yet significant ways to take your life back.

Like anything new, there will be an adjustment period, however it will give you a better understanding of how often you were using these distractors.

You’ll quickly recapture the time that you lost and you’ll be able to move closer to your list of the life that you desire for yourself.

Online business specialists, tech specialists, and applied psychology experts have suggested that training ourselves to hold healthy boundaries around distractors will be one of the most important skill sets to master at this time as technology is going to increase distractions as we move forward.

What I know for sure is that you deserve to live a life that is fulfilling, uplifting, joyful, and aligned with your personal goals, dreams, and visions.

I hope that you will give yourself permission to invest in yourself and your quality of life by making subtle but significant shifts in the way you’re moving through your day to day life.

What is one thing you could do today to make space for your dream life? _________________________

Great, now take some action on that one thing!

You can do it, I’m cheering you on and it’s not too late to start something that is meaningful to you.
This is your life, right now, right this very second. Invest in the life that you truly desire. You’re worth it!

With love and gratitude,
Kristy~

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3 Reasons Why Highly Sensitive People Benefit From Energy Treatments

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If you’re anything like me, you’re a highly sensitive person who tends to be really good at multi-tasking and getting a lot of things done every single day.

One of the biggest challenges for people who tend to be empathetic, highly sensitive, and introverted is that they tend to take on other people’s emotions, thoughts, feelings and experiences as their own as they go about their day.

When someone is really great at getting a lot of things done, and tends to have a lot of things on their list they’re often exposed to lots of people places and things that can feel intense, overwhelming, and even challenging.

If you think about how a sponge picks up water as it moves across a surface, you can better understand how sensitive people feel at the end of the day. Full, tired, and heavy…

Now, imagine doing that over and over again every day without clearing out that sponge.
Yep, if you’re imagining a sponge you wouldn’t want to use to clean anything, you’re on the right track.

This is what happens to people like yourself who are constantly going, going, going but that often don’t have the time or energy to clear out from everything that’s happening in and around them.
Over time some of the things that can show up for highly sensitive people include but aren’t limited to:

  • Exhaustion
  • Burn out
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Brain Fog
  • Low Energy
  • Sadness
  • Feeling of Heaviness (within and around you)
  • Bloating
  • Weight Gain
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of Joy and or Happiness
  • Feelings of being separated from Sense of Self
  • Feeling like there is not enough time for the things that make you feel like "yourself"
  • Feeling compartmentalized within your own life
  • Feeling marginalized by the people in your life (Friends, Family, Colleagues)
  • Sickness/Dis-ease in the body

Just like that sponge; the body, mind, and spirit need to be cleared on a regular basis so that you can maintain optimum health and wellness.

Below are 3 of the Main Reasons Energy Treatments are a Powerful Way to Support Highly Sensitive People

1. Always Helping Others, But Need Help For Yourself Too:
One of the biggest issues for highly sensitive people is that they’re hard wired to support, help, and intervene in people’s lives.

They often tend to be the “Go To Person” within their world; which leads them to having lots of people who come to them for extra support, guidance, and direct help.
They gladly help the people in their world every day.

However this person feels like they don’t have anyone to help or support them.
Most of the time, this is 100% true.

  • Energy Treatments allow the helping person to receive direct help from a professional they trust so they can literally release all the stuff they’ve been carrying around for weeks, months, and in some cases even years.
  • Energy treatments move that heaviness out of the body and mental space so that the person feels like themselves again.
  • Many times, the person will literally look different when they leave than when they arrived because they let go of so much heaviness. Most people will also feel like they let go of a huge weight and that they feel back to their true self.

2. The Catch 22:
Most highly sensitive people have lots of things that they want to get done in their own lives but don’t have the energy to implement them by the time they’re finished with their day. 

This can contribute to or create a deep sense of sadness, heaviness, and even loneliness.
Highly sensitive people are compelled to honor the ideas, inspiration, and calling of their hearts or inner knowing.

If this calling is placed onto the back burner for too long, challenges come up for these sensitive souls.

  • Energy treatments can help to release that feeling of exhaustion and heaviness so there’s more energy and clarity to take guided action toward personal projects and passions.
  • This creates a cyclical effect which leads to more joy, happiness, and life satisfaction.

3. Self Care/True Rest:
Because Highly Sensitive People tend to have a lot going on, they often report:

  • Burning the candle at both ends
  • High levels of stress
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Problems quieting their brain
  • Never finishing everything on their lists

As you can imagine, this can lead to a lot of physical stress in the body as well as self induced pressure.

  • Many of these folks report feeling like they are always playing “catch up” and feel bad about themselves because they are always chasing lists which never end.
  • This can create a feeling of not being enough which creates more tension and stress.

Energy treatments allow the mind and the body to rest and get quiet so the sensitive person can experience true rest, relaxation, and respite.

  • This true rest is what’s needed to help bring all the other pieces together allowing the sensitive person to feel renewed, relaxed, and more like themselves again.


If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of being a highly sensitive person, you’re not alone nor are you imagining any of these things. 

Your sensitivity is a gift to everyone but it's important to take good care of yourself so you can live the life that's right for you. 

Please give yourself permission to reach out for some Direct Action for yourself in the form of an Energy Treatment if you're so inclined.

I’m wishing you a gentle day and just sending you a gentle reminder that yes, you’re worth it and you’re deserving of taking care of yourself too.
With love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Check in with Astrology and the Angels for the Taurus Cycle

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Elizabeth Pendleton joins me to discuss all things Astrology and Angels as we greet the Fixed grounded Earth energy of Taurus. I'm going to share the angel messages that have come through for us and Elizabeth will explain what's happening in the stars. Find out how this grounded and soothing energy will work with the other Astrological Events happening this month and how you can work with these energies too. 

Eucalyptus Spa Treatment

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Eucalyptus Spa Treatment

The Eucalyptus plant is naturally:
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Microbial
Anti-Inflammatory
Antiseptic

It also supports:
Respiratory System + Respiratory Health
Stress Management
Mood Elevation

You can create a quick and easy at home spa treatment which will allow you to experience the benefits of Eucalyptus every time you take a shower.

You can find Eucalyptus cuttings at Farmers Markets, Natural Grocery Stores like Whole Foods, and I’ve even seem them at Trader Joe’s.

Simply tie your branches with twine or another natural fiber to your shower head. (Avoid using synthetic fibers like acrylic.) If you don’t have any natural fiber handy, you can use the rubber band that comes with your branches or a hair tie.

Push your branches as far back against your shower wall as possible; this will allow you to keep your branches in the shower for more days before replacing them.

You want the heat from your shower to activate the Eucalyptus so you can give yourself a spa treatment; however you want to try to avoid your branches getting beaten too hard with the water pressure from your shower head.

Honestly there is no “wrong” way to do this and the treatment is wonderful. Plus, it will make your whole bathroom smell incredible. You’ll naturally receive all the benefits from the Eucalyptus plant and you don’t have to “do anything” to make it happen other than enjoy your shower.

Enjoy!

Love,
Kristy~

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Anti-Inflammatory + Metabolism Boosting ACV Drink Recipe

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Anti-Inflammatory + Metabolism Boosting ACV Drink Recipe

The causes of inflammation in the body can vary greatly; however inflammation is an issue that most if not all of us are experiencing in some capacity or another.
We can experience inflammation from but not limited to:

  • Food and Drinks
  • Sugar
  • Eectro-Magnetic Frequencies
  • Lack of Exposure to/ Time Spent in Nature
  • Too much Acid in the Body (Acidity vs. Alkalinity)
  • Barometric/Atmospheric Pressure Changes
  • Elevation Changes
  • And even Tension, Stress, and Anger can increase inflammation in the body

Inflammation in the body leads to things that end in “ITIS” including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Colitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Sinusitis
  • etc.

Finding ways to support the body in reducing or removing inflammation can help your overall health and wellness. This is just one way (out of many ways) that can help to reduce inflammation and acidity in the body.

Depending on what you prefer, I’ve included two recipes below which will support your body in reducing bloating and inflammation while also boosting your metabolism.
They both work really well and I use them both regularly. The only difference between them is the taste profiles; the cinnamon is a spicy and heavier taste so if that’s not your cup of tea, no worries at all, the second recipe has a lighter taste.

You Will Need:
Bragg’s Brand Apple Cider Vinegar
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Lemon Juice
Water
Glass

Recipe #1
1 Tablespoon Braggs ACV
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Small Shakes of Cayenne Pepper
8 Ounces of Water
Gently still all ingredients and drink.

Recipe #2
1 Tablespoon Braggs ACV
1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Small Shakes of Cayenne Pepper
8 Ounces of Water
Gently still all ingredients and drink.

Cheers!

Love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Smudging 101

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Smudging 101

Smudging is a form of space clearing that’s been used for generations to cleanse, uplift, and shift physical spaces, outdoor spaces, people, pets, and objects. Smudging with Sage helps to move out stale dense, or negative energy. It can also be used to purify air and to clear away germs and bacteria.

Space clearing helps to move out stale or dense energy and makes space for the new to come into our lives. Space clearing helps to lighten and brighten the feeling, vibration, and quality of the space and it's something that you, your loved ones, and pets will feel and benefit from.

  • If you or a loved one who lives with you suffers from Asthma or other breathing issues, Smudging is NOT the best Space Clearing option for you and you should use a different method to clear your home.
  • If you live in an apartment, you may need to check your building regulations to check to see if you’re allowed to burn sage. If not, you should use a different method to clear your home.

You can find sage bundles at most health food stores or you can make your own.
You can add a rosemary bundle to your sage, lavender, or roses if you feel guided.
If you want to create your own bundles just make sure to use natural fibers to wrap your herbs.
Do Not use acrylic or other synthetics fibers to wrap your sage bundles.
If you want to add additional herbs or flowers to your sage bundle you may want to research the meaning for each flower you choose. You can easily find the flower meanings with a quick internet search. Each flower or herb that you choose has its own special clearing and healing element supporting a deep clearing of your home and or office space. 
 

Choose a non-flammable dish to rest under your bundle so you don't get embers on your furniture or flooring. (Some people use abalone shells but you can choose whatever is right for you.)

Then open all your windows so the old energy can move out when you begin smudging.
This is also important because your space will be filling with smoke and you want to avoid your smoke alarm being activated.
You may also want to turn on any ceiling fans to help circulate the air.

Before you begin you can set intentions for your space and your clearing; you can ask your angels to be with you and support the clearing process, or anything that feels right for you.

Then light your sage bundle carefully, it may take a minute to light and begin to produce smoke.

Begin moving throughout your home, office, or other space allowing your sage to waft. Make sure that you smudge behind doors, in corners, under furniture if possible, and in places or spaces that aren’t used very often. If there are any rooms or areas that feel off to you, spend more time in there allowing the sage to clear and waft over the entire space. Walk into and around every room you’re clearing.

Smudge electronics, televisions, routers, cell phones, websites, social media accounts etc.
You can bring the online accounts or websites you would like to clear up on your device and clear them with the smoke.

Continue smudging until you’ve cleared every space. If you’re clearing your home, make sure that you clear the front and back doors, and every door leading to the outside especially well. Clear both sides of the doors, so you’ll have to go outside to do this.

Clear your property and any out buildings you have including garages and sheds.
If there are weird spots on your property, spend more time clearing those areas.

You'll feel the space shift and snap, similar to snapping a sheet as the space clears of old energy.
You may notice a deep calm come over the space, you, and anyone else in the space. Sometimes the space will feel and even look bigger after it’s been cleared. There is a palpable shift and you'll feel it. When you're finished make sure you stop your bundle from burning, you may want to use some water to ensure that it's out. Place your smudge bundle and your dish somewhere that it will be safe so you can smudge again when you feel guided. You can continue to use the same smudge bundle until it’s completely gone.

Smudging is a powerful tool to keep your spaces uplifted, supportive, and feeling like you.
I hope you’ll enjoy this method of space clearing as much as I do.

Love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Beat The Bloat Spa Water Recipe

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Beat the Bloat Spa Water Recipe

This is a really easy way to support your body if you’re experiencing bloating or swelling and it tastes really good too. The great thing about this recipe is that there’s endless options so you won’t get bored and if you can slice fruit, you can make this at home.

You’ll Need:
Citrus: Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit (Your Choice)
Cucumber
Berries
Fresh Basil (Optional)
Water
Water Pitcher or Large Mason Jar
(Any Other Fruits/Veggies/Herbs that you enjoy)

Slice your fruits and veggies
Add them to your Pitcher or Large Mason Jar
Add Water
Place into the Refrigerator to Infuse overnight
Then, pour into a glass, drink, and enjoy!

Have fun with this recipe, use things that you love and create recipes based on your favorites.

Cheers!
Love,
Kristy~

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Nutrient Dense Spring Soup Recipe

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Nutrient Dense Spring Soup Recipe

This soup is really hearty and filled with nutrient dense foods. This soup also contains a lot of protein since it has both Lentils and Quinoa. The Leeks are anti-inflammatory so this soup also supports your body in moving out excess bloating that could be holding space within your body.
This soup comes together really easily and is great on a cool or rainy Spring Day.
You can pair this with your favorite salad and or bread to make it into an entire meal.

2 Large Leeks
1 Small to Medium Yellow Onion
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
6 Ribs of Celery
2 Large Carrots
1 Small Red Potato
½ Cup of Dry Lentils
½ Cup of Cooked Quinoa
1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
1 Whole Dried Bay Leaf
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
¼ Cup of Red Wine Vinegar
2 Big Handfuls of Raw Greens (I like Spinach and Arugula)
2 1 Quart Boxes of Vegetable Broth
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Wash, Peel and Chop Leeks, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Carrots, and Potato.
In a pot over medium heat, add your Olive oil, Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Celery, and Carrots
Stir continuously for a few minutes until the onions become translucent
Add the Chili powder and stir for another minute
Add your potato and stir so it gets covered in the chili powder too
Add your Vegetable broth, Lentils, Quinoa, Salt and Pepper to taste
Allow your soup to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
(If it starts to pop or move into a rolling boil, turn down the heat a bit.)
Add Red Wine Vinegar and Stir Completely
Add your Whole Dried Bay Leaf
Reduce heat and partially cover with a lid
Allow your soup to slow cook for another 40 minutes, checking and stirring occasionally
Check your potatoes to see if they’re cooked through and taste your broth to see if you’d like more salt and pepper. (Potatoes absorb salt so you may need to add a bit more.)
Remove Bay Leaf Before Serving/Eating
Once your soup is cooked through and seasoned to your personal taste, and you’re ready to eat it (this is really important) then add your Raw Greens to the top of your soup. Allow your Greens to wilt into the soup and you can gently fold them into the soup too.

You want to make sure that you add your Raw Greens right before you serve and eat your soup so they maintain their bright green color. If you add them and then wait to serve your soup, they will look brown, limp, and not so pretty. If you’re prepping this soup ahead of time, wait to add your greens until right before you eat/serve your soup. So if you’re re-heating, wait until your soup is nice and hot all the way through and then toss your greens on top.

Enjoy!
Love,
Kristy~

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Calming + Restorative Bath Treatment

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I'm a big bath person and this is one of my favorite ways to decompress and clear from the day. This treatment is very calming, restorative, and helps to soothe the nervous system. This bath will also support you in relaxing sore muscles, increase readiness for sleep, and feels very gentle. 

1 Cup Epsom Salt
1 Cup Sea Salt
1 Cup Pink Himalayan Salt
4-5 Large Sprigs of Lavender
3 Large Sprigs of Rosemary
1/4 cup of dried Chamomile Flowers or 3-5 bags of Chamomile tea
1/4 cup of dried Roses or petals from 2 Fresh Roses

Draw bath with hot water to your comfort level, test the heat before entering water.
Dissolve Salts while bath is filling
Add flowers and tea to the top of the water once bath is filled.
Soak in bath water for a minimum of 20 minutes and up to 40 to allow your body to absorb the salt, flowers, and herbs. 

After your bath, drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and try to rest for at least 30 minutes. This bath treatment is great before bed as it helps your body to rest, restore, and renew; and lavender helps to promote good sleep. 

Add On's:
Candles
Favorite Crystals (Nothing ending in "ite" like selenite; it will dissolve)
Gentle Music
Cup of Tea
Cucumber or Citrus Water
Cozy Bathrobe and Slippers

Enjoy!
Love, Kristy~

Anti-Inflammatory Green Drink Recipe

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Anti-Inflammatory Green Drink Recipe

I love green drinks and this is one of my favorite recipes.
This green drink is really easy to make, filled with phyto-nutrients, and it tastes light and refreshing too.

You’ll Need:
1 Washed and Separated Stalk of Celery
1 Large or 2 Small Cucumbers
1 Granny Smith Apple: Washed, Cut, and Cored
2 Big Handfuls of Spinach
1 Large or 2 Small Peeled Lemons
A Juicer (This is not the same thing as a Blender)

Add all ingredients into your juicer
Pour into A Glass
Then…
Enjoy your cooling, hydrating, nutrient dense green drink which will help your body to detox, absorb nutrients and minerals, while reducing inflammation all at the same time.

Cheers!

Love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Detox Citrus Bath Treatment

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I'm a big bath person and I believe there's a bath for nearly every life situation. If you're feeling a little sluggish, are getting over something, want to reduce inflammation, or you want to maintain your body's great health, this detox bath recipe is great. This treatment will also help to shine up your skin and scalp while pulling stored toxins from your body. (Yes, you'll need to dunk your head for the scalp treatment.) Because of the detoxifying nature of this particular treatment, you'll want to drink water during your soak, but more on that below. I hope you enjoy this invigorating bath treatment.

2 Cups of Epsom Salt
1 Cup of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Large handful of Fresh Mint (Peppermint or Spearmint, your choice)
1/4 Cup Dried Green Tea or 4-5 Tea Bags
2 Limes Sliced
1 Large Lemon Sliced
1 Grapefruit Sliced

Draw bath with hot water to your comfort level, test the heat before entering water.
Dissolve Salts while bath is filling
Add Apple Cider Vinegar while bath is filling
Roll or break Mint in your hands to release scent and add while bath is filling
Add Green Tea and Citrus to the top of water once bath is filled

Soak in bath water for a minimum of 20 minutes and up to 40 minutes to allow your body to absorb the salt, baking soda, vinegar, tea, herbs, and citrus. 

Drink Citrus or Cucumber Water while soaking in this Detox bath; this treatment pulls toxins out of your body so you'll want to hydrate during the treatment. You may notice that you sweat during this treatment, it's completely natural as sweating is one of your body's natural detoxifying systems. 

After your bath, continue drinking water to hydrate your body and try to rest for at least 30 minutes. This bath treatment is great before bed or when you have a gentle day of rest and relaxation planned. This detox treatment isn't a great choice for right before work or before running errands. 

Add On's:
Candles
Gentle Music
Cozy Bathrobe and Slippers

Enjoy!
Love, Kristy~

Welcome, Spring! Ways to Jump Start Your New Season

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Happy 1st Day of Spring!
This year feels like it’s moving along really quickly and now that we’ve officially arrived at Spring, it feels like we’ve hit a milestone in 2018. Even if it’s still cold and stormy at your house like it is at mine or if you’re still getting snow, the hope of Spring is officially upon us.

This season brings with it renewed energy, and often a new lease on life.
You may notice that you start feeling excited about starting some new projects, picking up some projects that have been on hold, or that you feel guided to shake things up around you.

This season is a big one for clearing away the old and making space for the new. If you’re feeling a call to make some much needed changes, you’re right on time.

Below You’ll Find Some Ideas to Help Welcome This New Season and Shake Things Up a Bit Too…I hope this inspires you to come up with some great ideas and ways to move into Spring in the ways that are right for you.

Smudging:
This is a great time to open the windows (even if you have to bundle up while you do this one) and get your smudge bundle out to clear the energy and space in your home, office, garage, and or out buildings.

Using sage to clear the energy helps to move out any old stagnant, heavy, or trapped energy that could be hanging around your home. It’s natural for energy to build up when it’s cold outside and the heater is running to keep everyone warm and cozy inside.

Trapped energy can lead to lethargy, irritability, feelings of heaviness within the mind and body, and can also dampen inspiration, ideas, and solutions. Smudging clears the heaviness or density out of your home and moves out any energies that you don’t want hanging around.

Please make sure to completely put your smudge stick out once you’re finished using it. Running in under water works really well and it will still light easily the next time you use it.

Clearing the Clutter:
The desire to do Spring Cleaning is a real thing and getting into any closets, garages, drawers etc. to clean things up is a great way to make space for this new season. Clutter, similar to heavy energy has an impact on the spaces and the people and pets in the home.

If you feel like you don’t know where to start, choose one small project like a kitchen drawer and go slowly. You’ll notice that as you clear away the clutter you’ll have a surge in energy and you’ll find things that you can donate or recycle in the process.

Your home will feel lighter and brighter and you’ll notice that you feel better too.
Clearing Clutter also helps to increase Manifestation Principles because as you streamline the physical surroundings in your life, you clear out distractions from your mind and body too.

You’ll notice that as your environment is calm, clear, and clean you’ll experience more clarity and calm too. (I call that a win-win.)

Add Some Color:
Bringing flowers into your home or planting some color around your home and in the garden makes everything feel bright, new, and refreshed. You can do some colorful potted plants if the ground is still too cold or snowy in your neck of the woods. Think pansies, violas, and alyssum or you could make some beautiful succulent pots; the options are endless.

If you don’t have a garden of your own, you can also add color to your home with throw blankets and decorative pillows.

Fragrant Floors:
Sometimes, a light and refreshing scent can make your whole home feel like Springtime.

Here’s one of my favorite Floor Cleaning Recipes.
(Yes, I know super dorky, but I love stuff like this.)

1 Part White Vinegar
3 Parts Water
5-7 Drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
5-7 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5-7 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

  • Mix in your mop bucket and mop away.
  • The tea tree and eucalyptus are naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial so they’ll keep your home clean while making it smell incredible.
  • Plus, no toxic chemicals so you can feel comfortable walking around without socks and shoes and your fur babies won’t be ingesting anything dangerous.


I hope this little list helped to jump start your excitement about this new season and gave you some ideas of your own.

I’m off to do my floors…and I’m wishing you a wonderful new season; I hope it’s full of happy surprises, new opportunities, and lots of inspiration!
Love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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