Diffuser Blends for Mood Support

Read below to discover some essential oil diffuser blends for mood support and for your emotions.

Friends, I don’t know about you but sometimes, I am a basket full of emotions and I need some “mood support”.  All over the place, yes, I’ll admit that.  That’s why I always carry about 52 essential oils around with me…at all times. I kid, I kid. But really,  my family, friends, and clients always will ask….but how do you know what to use, and how much, how many drops?! For me, the fastest way to boost my mood is my diffuser.  I have one in every room, car, and office!

Here is a FABULOUS guide to help you create some amazing diffuser blends to help support any mood you may encounter!

Go ahead…try one! Need a diffuser or some oils…let me know, I happen to know a girl 😉 !

30 Things I’ve Learned in my 20’s!

Yes, another girl crying about turning thirty and how much she loved her twenties, not really but you get it. Read on to hear what I would tell my twenty year old self. A few life lessons and everything in between.  #Thisisthirty

I love birthdays.  And ladies and gentlemen, today is my birthday.  I am turning THIRTY! How did that happen!? I love reflecting on my birthdays…thinking what have I learned, how to be a better person in the upcoming year, the things I have checked off on my life “to do” list and what I want to accomplish in this new year. Oh, and a day just to celebrate ME! Who doesn’t love birthdays!? As I say goodbye to my twenties and helllllllo to a new decade, I am really thinking back to my twenty year old self. Oh my gosh…the things I would tell myself. Like for real.

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I experienced so much … love, adventure, failure,successes, embarrassment, insecurities, fun, lots of fun, loss, etc.  All the feels.  All of these experiences have made me, well ME! I really feel that your twenties are years where you are becoming the person you want to be, you are figuring life out.  It left me with realizations, lots. How much you really change year to year. I thought it would be fun to share the 30 things I have learned that I wish I could of told my twenty year old self.

  1. Have fun.  This is pretty much the obvious. 
  2. Be confident, always.  Have confidence in yourself, and in the ones you love.  It goes a long way. Trust me. Oh, and trust your own voice, stand your ground. 
  3. Who cares what others think.  For the LOVE OF GOD….who cares!! NO one cares…be yourself, be authentic, YOU DO YOU! You’ll be sorry if you do care. 
  4. Remember what you were taught in Kindergarten.  Share, be kind to others, say thank you, and treat others the way you want to be treated. 
  5. Go for the “good” bottle of wine. You wont have that headache tomorrow, promise.
  6. Express gratitude.  Take a look around, you have a great life, don’t take it for granted. 
  7. Don’t apologize for something you feel is right. If you feel that way, genuinely, don’t apologize for your feelings. 
  8. Find your passion. Life is too short my friends, I know its so cliche, but find something to do that you want to do, everyday. Or even a hobby! 
  9.  Life can change in a blink of an eye. Legit.  Your world can be totally rocked, to the core.  But, you’ll survive, I promise. And, it won’t be the last. 
  10. Friendship is hard work.  Put the work into those genuine friendships, because you never know when you’ll need a good friend.
  11. Its okay to walk away from friendships.  Really, its okay.  There is a stage when you learn that you may need to walk away from people who bring negativity into your world. You don’t need it. Peace out. 
  12. Everyone does life in their own time. Some will be married, have babies, and new endeavors…and your still trying to figure things out.  Take your time. Ignore the pressure. 
  13. Surround yourself with good energy.  Spend your time with people and environments that make you feel “good”. Seems pretty obvious right?!
  14. Do not compare yourself to others.  Someone once told me….Comparison is the thief of joy.  
  15. Your not fat. 
  16. Don’t let social media ruin your mood.  Guys, nothing is ever as it seems. Believe me. 
  17. Anxiety is real.
  18. Take care of yourself for crying out loud.  Eat the veggies.  Exercise. And drink that H2O. 
  19. Get yourself a good eye cream.  For real. 
  20. I am still learning to have patience….
  21. Go to the dermatologist. Make an appointment when your done reading this.  Go ahead. 
  22. Quality over quantity. Always. 
  23. Sometimes, just be quiet and listen. This can be hard, but just be quiet.  Honestly. 
  24. Give back, volunteer.  It makes you feel good. Its get you out of your own head. 
  25. Always wear clean underwear. 
  26. Let it go.  Just like Elsa…let it go.  It doesn’t do anyone any good when you hold on to anger and stress.  Let it go. 
  27. Take a deep breath.  You’ll feel better, even better…take five.
  28. Adopt an animal. You know I love Henry and Louie…I couldn’t not say this. but for real, they will warm your heart.   
  29. Listen to your mother. She is right 95% of the time. 
  30. You will make  A LOT of mistakes. But remember to learn from them or you’ll make them again.
  31. I still have a lot to learn.  and I mean A LOT!

So that’s it my friends, my life lessons at the ripe age of thirty.  I have so much more to learn and more mistakes to make.  I can’t wait to see what this new decade has in store for me.  Cheers to thirty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood

Amazing grass and FitApproach sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.

{WARNING, lots of exclamation points and capital letters are used in this post}

If you follow me on social media… {SNAP: Jhiggs787} and {IG:Myhealthypassion} YOU KNOW…I have been LOVING a very specific protein powder.  Like seriously LOVING! I can’t stop talking about it.

but before I get to that…let’s talk about why I normally do not eat protein powders.

  1. I don’t like the “chalky” taste it leaves.
  2. I don’t care for the 800 million ingredients.
  3. Lots of artificial sweeteners.
  4. They simply do not taste good.

Now….I was super stoked when I received an amazing package from AMAZING GRASS. It was the best care package EVER.  I am all about on the go breakfast and I want so badly to love shakes…but never did.  But I wasn’t sure how I felt about the powder.  Because, I normally do not like them, remember all of the above statements.

I started to look at the ingredients, and I’ll be honest, I was super impressed. I LOVED that it was plant based.  Amazing Grass Protein SuperFood contains a unique blend of USDA Organic pea, hemp, chia and quinoa, delivering 20g of complete plant-based protein per serving plus 7 alkalizing organic greens and two-full servings of wholesome fruits and vegetables. Each flavor is also grain-free, paleo friendly, and can be enjoyed alone with water, added to a smoothie or almond, cashew or coconut milk. The line’s unique pea protein is the only available source that is 100 percent grown, harvested and processed in the USA, providing one of the smoothest, best tasting plant-based proteins on the market. I mean, I was excited to try it.

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Then my friends…I tasted it.  I LOVED it.  I threw into my blender a scoop of vanilla powder, strawberries, ice, water, and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter.  (I also tried the chocolate peanut butter and AMAZING) I LOVED IT! This powder has turned me into a smoothie machine.

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I never like powders, but this one is different.  I want to shout from the roof tops how much I love it.  Take my word for it, try it. You will NOT be disappointed!

Let me know if you do…you will LOVE it!!!

Are you a protein powder fan, this one has made me a believer!

What’s on the Menu this Week?!

Monday, we meet again! What a fast weekend, aren’t they all?!

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So what is everyone cooking this week.  Fill me in, I need new ideas/recipes! Keep reading to find out what I’m making.  But first, how was your weekend?

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This weekend was a good one, Nick and I crossed a lot off a lot on our “to do” list for our house! We finally sold our couch! Yay!! We loooooved our sectional couch when we bought 3 years ago, but we were def over it! So I had the genius idea to sell it! And Craigslist came in handy! So now  I just want to decorate and switch things up in our living room.  We enjoyed a date night at home on Friday with sushi & wine! Yum! Saturday, we went out in the AM to a new Farmers Market, it was a good one!  Saturday evening, my mom invited us over for dinner and nick mulched her yard.  Ya know…while I relaxed on the deck with a drink in hand.  And yesterday, I had a quick meeting with Brittany, a friend I found on IG (social media is awesome) all about essential oils! Then I was off to buy and plant a ton of flowers, clean a bit! Then we were off to a graduation party.  And here we are now….!

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And now…what do I plan on eating this week.  That’s really why your reading this post, right?! Lets get to it!

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So here is what’s on the menu this week.  Lots of weight watcher friendly choices and high protein.  Do you have a fabulous summer recipe, please pass it my way. I need some new ideas! Also, I am doing a summer recipe swap, stay tuned!

Pesto Marinated Shrimp with zoodles, peppers, olives and artichokes

Turkey Burgers on a lettuce wrap & roasted sweet potatoes

Marinated salmon on top of Kale salad

Mexican Fiesta Chicken bowls

I’ll give you all recipes next week! Stay tuned….Whats on your menu this week?! Have a FANTASTIC week everyone!