How to Find Joy During the Holidays (Even If You're Busy)

How to Find Joy During the Holidays (Even If You're Busy)
The holidays are here, and it can be hard to find joy amidst all the hustle and bustle of gift-buying, party-planning, and end-of-year deadlines. Don't worry! There are ways to enjoy this season without sacrificing your sanity. Gosh for me, I'm finding it in the most unlikely place! The elf on the shelf. AHH yes I said it.  We usually really dread it but Natalie insisted on getting a second one that she paid for! Let me tell you.  2 elves are way better than one. If your elf game has been stagnant go get you a second one! We got ours at CVS for $30+ tax but you can get them on Amazon and save the trip out in the cold. Ho ho ho ho!

Here are three other tips for how busy women can still find joy in even the craziest of holiday seasons.  

Take Time Out for Self Care 
The holiday season is a great time to focus on self care. Taking just a few minutes each day for yourself can help you stay centered and balanced. Take a long bubble bath, go for a walk outside, or read your favorite book. Whatever it is that helps you relax, make sure to take some time out for yourself during this busy season!  

Don't Get Caught Up in Perfectionism 
It's easy to get caught up in the idea that everything has to be perfect during the holidays—the gifts have to be wrapped perfectly; the decorations have to look just right; and the meals have to be delicious. But don't forget what this season is really about: spending quality time with those you love most! Don’t let perfectionism steal away your joy — instead, focus on what matters most. 

Embrace What Makes You Happy 
What brings you true happiness? Is it baking cookies with family? Is it going ice skating with friends? Is it visiting an elderly relative? Whatever activities make you happy should be embraced during this special time of year! Make sure to fill your schedule with things that bring you joy — don’t let anything else get in your way. 

 Remember to claim your joys!


A Sugaraholic's Guide to Healthier Habits

A Sugaraholic's Guide to Healthier Habits
Hey there, sugar-lovers! Are you looking to make some healthier choices in your diet but aren't sure where to start? Or maybe you just want to learn more about the various ways that too much sugar can be bad for your health? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's take a look at all the ways that eating too much sugar can wreak havoc on your body and what symptoms to watch out for if you think you might have indulged a bit too much.

The Dangers of Sugar Overload
It should come as no surprise that consuming excessive amounts of sugar can lead to some pretty serious health issues. For instance, too much sugar consumption can increase your risk for obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, and even certain types of cancer. Eating high-sugar foods is also linked with an increased risk of developing cavities and tooth decay. Not only this but overdoing it on the sweet stuff has also been linked with depression and anxiety as well as symptoms such as fatigue and difficulty concentrating.

What To Look Out For
If you think you might be eating too much sugar, there are several signs you should look out for. These include sudden weight gain or difficulty losing weight; cravings (especially after meals); feeling irritable or sluggish throughout the day; trouble sleeping; mood swings; increased breakouts; headaches/migraines; and frequent bouts of hunger despite having just eaten. All these things could point to an overload of sugar in your diet and should not be ignored!

Getting Help from a Sugaraholic
Now, I'm no nutritionist or health expert—I'm just a girl who loves her sweets way more than she should! But I can tell you from experience that cutting back on sugary treats isn't always easy—but it is possible! Start by tracking how much sugar you're consuming each day so that you know exactly what needs to be cut down on. Swap out high-sugar snacks for something healthier such as fruit or veggies with nut butter or hummus dip. And lastly, don't feel like you have to go cold turkey on all sugary treats! Allow yourself one treat every once in a while so that you don't feel deprived. Making small changes like these will help get your intake under control without feeling like deprivation is part of the equation!

Cutting down on sugary snacks doesn't have to be difficult if approached intelligently—and this guide is here to help! Remember: if any of the above symptoms sound familiar then it may be time for a lifestyle change. Keep track of how much sugar is in your daily diet and take steps towards reducing it little by little until those unhealthy habits become distant memories! You got this joysisters - now let's get started!
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The Skeptic's Guide to Essential Oils: Why They're Worth a Try

The Skeptic's Guide to Essential Oils: Why They're Worth a Try
Are you a skeptic when it comes to essential oils? Or maybe you've been sitting on the fence for a while. Don't worry, I totally get it. Despite having some positive experiences with them, I was on the fence for years. It can be hard to justify spending money on something you're not sure will work, especially when there are other expenses to consider. However, once I started researching the benefits of essential oils, I was disappointed in myself for not trying them sooner. So let me share with you why essential oils are worth a try and why they're not just some "woo-woo" trend.  Then I’ll share how we can help you start learning more yourself for FREE!

Essential Oils Have Been Used for Centuries
Herbal medicine is the foundation for modern medicine. Before we had scientific capabilities, people relied on plants and herbs for their medicinal properties. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that have been used for centuries to treat all sorts of ailments, from headaches to skin irritations. It's only in recent years that modern science has started to catch up and prove the effectiveness of these oils.

Essential Oils Can Help Promote Emotional Wellness
We all experience stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions from time to time. Essential oils can be used to promote emotional wellness and help us relax. Lavender, for example, is a well-known oil for its calming properties. However, there are many other oils that can help with different emotions, such as peppermint for energy and orange for happiness. By incorporating essential oils into your self-care routine, you can improve your overall well-being.

Essential Oils Can Help Support Physical Health
In addition to promoting emotional wellness, essential oils can also help support your physical health. Many oils have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic that can help fight infections, while eucalyptus oil can help relieve congestion. By using essential oils, you can support your body's natural defenses and help prevent illness.

Essential Oils Can Be Used in Many Different Ways
One of the great things about essential oils is that they can be used in many different ways. You can diffuse them in a diffuser, apply them topically with a carrier oil, or even ingest them in certain cases (although it's important to note that not all oils are safe for ingestion). This versatility means that you can customize your use of essential oils to fit your individual needs.

You Don't Need a Doctor's Prescription to Use Essential Oils
Finally, one of the best things about essential oils is that you don't need a doctor's prescription to use them. While it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns, you don't need a doctor to tell you to use lavender oil for relaxation or peppermint oil for headaches. By doing your own research and being mindful of potential safety concerns (such as using a carrier oil to dilute the oils), you can incorporate essential oils into your self-care routine on your own.

By incorporating essential oils into your self-care routine, you can improve your overall well-being and support your body's natural defenses but only if you have the information to hop off the fence and give them a try.. I bet you will be just as surprised as I was at how much they can benefit you.

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Spring is in the Air, But Is Your Libido Also on the Rise?

Spring is in the Air, But Is Your Libido Also on the Rise?
Spring is in full swing, and with it comes the promise of warmer days, blooming flowers, and an increase in outdoor activities. However, while the sun is shining bright, is your libido shining too? Let's face it, it's a touchy subject, but there is no denying that libido plays a critical role in our overall well-being. And fortunately, there exists a plethora of ways to boost your sex drive. From exercise, a healthy diet, and stress-reducing techniques, to everyone's favorite, essential oils. If you're looking for a convenient, all-natural solution to support your libido, this article is for you!

Firstly, let's talk about the impact that essential oils can have on our sexual desire. Many essential oils have aphrodisiac properties, which can help increase blood flow, uplift mood, and stimulate the senses. Ylang-ylang, for instance, has been used for centuries to boost libido and as an antidepressant. It works by promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress levels, and promoting a positive outlook. Similarly, Clary sage, another popular oil in aromatherapy, is reported to have a soothing, euphoric effect that can help ignite your passion and relieve sexual anxiety.

Moreover, using essential oils in combination with massage can be incredibly effective in jump-starting your libido. Massage promotes relaxation, reduces stress and tension, and can foster intimacy with your partner. You can dilute your favorite essential oils such as Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Rose in a carrier oil like Sweet Almond or Jojoba, then apply to your skin and indulge in a sensual massage. Just be sure to do a patch test first, and if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your healthcare provider before use.

But essential oils are not the only option. Exercise is also an excellent tool to boost your libido. Working out increases blood flow which, in turn, releases endorphins and adrenaline – the well-known "happy hormones" that can help improve mood and energy levels. Moreover, exercise can help reduce stress levels, which is one of the main culprits of low libido. You don't have to enlist in a rigorous routine either. Simply starting with a leisurely walk in nature can help. The fresh air, sunshine, and scenery can boost your mood and energy levels.

Another practical yet overlooked way to improve libido is nutrition. Eating a nutrient-dense, balanced diet can help improve hormonal balance – an important factor in sexual health. Ensure you're getting enough protein-rich food like eggs, meat, and fish, along with essential fats and whole, unprocessed foods. Also, consider incorporating some libido-boosting foods such as avocado, figs, and dark chocolate into your diet. Not only do these foods provide essential nutrients, but they also contain compounds that can help enhance sexual function and drive.

And finally, don't underestimate the power of your mindset. Stress, anxiety, and depression can take a toll on your libido. So, it's essential to take care of your mental health. Ensure you're getting enough sleep, practicing self-care, and managing stress levels. Incorporating mindfulness and meditation practices into your daily routine can also be helpful in strengthing a positive outlook, reducing stress levels, and improving libido.

With the right approach, boosting your libido can be accessible and all-natural. Essential oils, in combination with romantic massage, exercise, nutrition, and stress management are effective ways to promote a healthier sex drive. So, don't let low libido get in the way of your spring fling; try out these tips to put that spark back in your life!

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A Bloomin’ Good Time: How Flowers Bring Joy to Our Lives & Mother's Day Sale

A Bloomin’ Good Time: How Flowers Bring Joy to Our Lives & Mother's Day Sale
Flowers are a popular gift on Mother's Day. Our Mom's favorite flower was a rose.  I like all flowers but lean towards tulips. Do you or your Mom/mom figure have a favorite flower?  Tell us in the comments.

Flowers are one of nature’s greatest gifts.. Not only do they bring beauty to our lives, but also a sense of joy and peace that no other thing can provide. Why is this? How is it that a bunch of petals and stems can make us so happy? Let’s take a look at the science behind the bloomin’ good time we get from flowers.

Flower Power
There is a scientific explanation for why flowers make us so happy. The first reason has to do with color. Studies have shown that when we come in contact with bright, vivid colors, our brains release dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and reward. This means that simply looking at a bright bouquet of flowers can give us an instant jolt of happiness!

The second reason has to do with scent. Like color, scent directly affects how we feel emotionally. When we smell certain fragrances, such as those found in flowers, our bodies release serotonin which helps regulate mood and emotion—and makes us feel happier!  On top of these two reasons, there are also psychological factors to consider when it comes to why flowers make us so happy. For one thing, flower-giving is a long-time tradition that speaks to our need for connection and community; giving someone you care about a bouquet of blooms reinforces your bond and strengthens your relationship in subtle yet powerful ways. Additionally, receiving flowers gives us a boost in self-esteem by showing us that someone values us enough to show their appreciation through this special gesture.

So there you have it – reason why flowers bring joy into our lives! Whether it’s the burst of color or the scent of fragrance or even just the feeling of being appreciated – whatever it may be – there is no denying that when given or received, these little bundles of petals can bring big smiles to all who experience them! So go ahead and enjoy your next bouquet—it just might be the pick-me-up you need!

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