5 Wellness Books Worth Reading In 2017

Whether you’re well and into the wellness world or just a casual observer, the amount of information floating around can be overwhelming. What work out plan will work for you? What type of eating should you be doing? How to heal yourself? Below I have listed a few books that are worth reading this year. 

Please note that the pictures below are referral links, which means if you purchase using that link and become a paying customer, I will receive a small commission. I would like you to know however that I am not referring these books because of this, I am referring them explicitly for the reason that I have read them and love them.

An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. Click on the picture for more information.
Practical health and wellness strategies from Lauren Imparato, creator of the I.AM.YOU. lifestyle brand and yoga studio
Rest to rage. Meditate to work. Cleanse to get dirty.
Enough preaching about self-deprivation. No more striving for bodily purity. Who has the patience—or the time!—for strict dietary restrictions and hours of meditation? Let’s get real. These tactics just don’t work—at least not for long. But that doesn’t mean health and happiness are unobtainable.  Click on the picture for more information.
New York Times bestseller
International bestseller
Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreen
Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.
Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy.
National Bestseller
Doctor of Natural Medicine and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe delivers a groundbreaking, indispensable guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome. Click on the picture for more information.
Join Kathryn Budig, international bestselling author of Aim True, on a journey to discover what Aim True means to you!
Yoga teacher and inspirational speaker Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to encourage others to set their intentions and goals, no matter how lofty, and work toward them while staying true to themselves. Click on the picture for more information.

5 Essential Oils for Sleep

Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. According to Harvard Medical School, for people with hypertension, one night without enough sleep can cause elevated blood pressure all through the next day.

The good news…therapeutic grade essential oils can help you find a more restful night’s sleep.

These are my top 5 favorites…
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Serenity – The essential oils in this must-have blend were meticulously chosen to lessen feelings of tension, calm emotions, and leave a peaceful feeling. Serenity is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce the worry and stress so many of us feel. 
  2. Lavender – Rub 1-2 drops on the bottoms of your feet to help calm the body prior to going to bed. This oil is also wonderful to diffuse in your bedroom while you’re sleeping. For kids, put a little of the oil on their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them calm down before bedtime.
  3. Ylang Ylang – To calm the body in the evening, apply a drop or two of Ylang Ylang to your neck or feet. It has a wonderful garden-like aroma, so it’s a nice oil to diffuse while sleeping.
  4. Cedarwood – This is my very favorite oil that I use each night. I rub 1-2 drops on the bottoms of my feet before bedtime for a solid night’s sleep. Cedarwood has a calming and soothing effect on the mind.
  5. Vetiver – This is a fantastic “shut-down-the-brain” oil. It can be diffused near your bed, or you can apply a drop or two to the bottoms of your feet or the back of your neck.

If you have any questions regarding essential oils, please contact me. I would be happy to talk to you or answer any questions.

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 I hope that this information helps and that the oil suggestions help you find a more peaceful night’s sleep! Let me know if you have any additional questions!

Peace, Love & Balance,

7 Powerful Ways to Relax and Calm Your Anxious Mind

 

 We’ve all been there: shallow breathing, tension in the gut, chest pains, rapid heartbeat, and some days feeling like even putting one foot in front of the other is all getting too much. We are losing control. Every moment is exhausting, crushing, and painful.

Anxiety destroys your confidence, your productivity, your relationships, and your ability to enjoy life. That’s why I have decided to create a list with some of my favorite ways to relax and ease your anxious mind!

I hope you’ll find at least some of these tips and suggestions helpful!

  1. Exercise – It is important to note that exercising is an excellent way to get rid of stress. Find the type of exercise that suits you and makes you happy doing it. Some people find walking or jogging very relaxing while others like to dance or lift weights. Find a physical exercise that suits you and raise your heart rate around 20-30 minutes every day.  Simple ways to increase exercise are to take the stairs, and park farther away so you have to walk further.  Look for opportunities to walk and move at home, school or on the job. girl-sport-running-wide-hd-new-wallpaper
  2. Limit or avoid Alcohol – While the occasional glass of alcohol might help you unwind for a bit, limit your consumption carefully. Studies have shown that alcohol use can potentially increase anxiety.
  3. Meditation – The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. It may come as a surprise to learn that you can meditate anywhere and at any time, allowing yourself to access a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what’s going on around you. This article will introduce you to the basics of meditation, enabling you to begin your journey on the path of enlightenment and bliss.
  4.  Yoga – cultivates health and well being (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.awesome-girl-yoga-hd-desktop-wallpaper
  5. Stay in the Present – Is your mind regurgitating the past? Just because something negative happened in the past doesn’t mean it has to happen today. Ask yourself if the circumstances, or your knowledge and coping abilities, have changed since the last time. As an adult, you have more choice about whom to associate with and more ability to identify, preempt, or leave a bad situation than when you were a child or teenager.avender-parfumerie
  6. Listen to Music – It doesn’t matter what genre it is, as long as you enjoy it and it makes you feel relaxed. Music is food for the soul and an instant way to gain peace of mind.woman-girl-technology-music-large
  7. Deep Breathing – When you focus on your breathing, your mind’s attention is drawn to the life-enhancing process of drawing in air and exhaling. Take five long, deep breaths and focus on your lungs and diaphragm as you do this. This is a quick and easy way to instantly feel calm.Woman profile portrait breathing deep fresh air on the beach with the ocean in the background

Who I am and why I’m here?

 

 

 

 

 

Hello friend. Welcome to my first blog post! So, who am I and Why I’m here?

I find this so exciting! This is my first blog post on this new blog!

So, who am I?

I am nobody really, just kidding. I’m Kimberly and I live in the oh so beautiful Southern California. I am an Administrative Assistant, Essential Oil Educator, Blogger, DIY Crafter (is that a thing?). I love everything creative, reading books, gardening, playing with my puppy, going the the beach and camping.

Why I’m here?

To blog of course, blogging is something I’ve been dreaming of doing for a long time, this is actually my third blog and I hope my best ever. My other two blogs were more of a learning curve and I have learned a lot since then and am still learning.

My blog posts will be about everything and anything that I find fascinating, educational, beautiful or inspiring. I will share progress on my own journey with anxiety and depression as well as tips and tricks that I have learned.

My blog will be interactive and you are welcome to leave comments and questions for me. I will answer them personally.

This is very exciting and I cannot wait to share my life with all of you through my blog. So pull up a comfy chair, a cup of tea or glass of wine and stay a while.

Hope you enjoy it !!!

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