Release Yourself From Their Expectations

I inspire and educate families on real, simple ways to positive change in their health.

This is something that I have chosen to step into and take control of myself in my own life. For years I turned a blind eye and followed with what I thought ‘should’ happen or what I ‘should’ do.

I read this blog post the other day and it completely resonated with my heart in a couple ways.  

For myself, it truly was not that long ago that I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and PCOS. I have also been challenged with Depression – a symptom of both of these invisible illnesses. For a while I followed the norm of how I should handle these illnesses, I even down played them to others. Even though this completely rocked me to my core and I felt very lost. Compounded with past emotional hurt from years before these diagnoses and learning to trust again.

For my children, to embrace their individuality and unique personalities. Each of them learns differently and every part of their individuality must be supportive to their learning style, emotions and health. 

I began to step forward into what I knew needed to happen – regardless of what others may say and did say.

I chose to make my health a priority in a natural {life changing} way and although scary at first to “go against the grain” I am loving where this journey has taken us and how great I am {finally} feeling! 

What expectations do you need to let go of to fully open your heart, mind and life 💗😄?

 

She asked me, “What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?” Release yourself from people’s expectations of your decisions. If you’re looking for people to “get” you or applaud your career-switching decisions, you may be searching for a long time.

The vast majority of people are afraid of trying something new, but–more so–afraid of failing publicly. Most people don’t want to be vulnerable and run the risk of closing the doors to a dream.

Your responsibility isn’t to handle the naysayers, nor is it to convince others that your decision is right. Your only job is to do what you’ve been created to do.

You must stand in the rightness of your vision and let your success silence their doubts.

via Release Yourself from Their Expectations — Jasmine Star

ADHD and Me

Almost 3 years ago I was drawn to a local ‘mood management’ class in an attempt to find a way to naturally support my little man. Back then I didn’t need a doctor or psychologist to tell me, I already knew. My son has Inattentive ADHD.

This past November it was confirmed and I literally broke down in tears.

Tears of happiness.

For years we were challenged, by the norm. I quite honestly focused too much on what “should” be happening or “stages” rather than focusing on my child as an individual. As a mother I felt compelled to do what I “should do” and not what I felt in my heart as right.

In grade 1 our son was told by his teacher and in front of the principal (at that time) that he isn’t smart, he doesn’t know how to do this and that and is just wasting her time.

I’ve unfortunately also witnessed the way some adults {with authority} speak to children with more sensitive needs… educators, coaches, police officers…

Our children are hearing all of this and it’s condemning to their success and future. What if this was your child?

What if instead of having this “perfect” image in our mind, we simple embraced every single child for who they are and what they have been brought into this world to do. 

It has taken years to rebuild his confidence and empower him that just because he learns ‘outside’ of this “box” that he IS smart. He was made to feel like he was stupid, he was singled out and he simply gave up and hated going to school. Do you know how this affects a child… we do and its very sad. He began pulling away, was not the happy go lucky kid we once knew, began getting in trouble at school and then we found out that he was being teased and bullied.

My childhood was what I would consider ‘normal’ when we were sick we went to the doctor, took prescriptions and medications etc. However something in my heart was leading me in another direction for my child.

Given his grade 1 year, this was tough. But we persevered. We followed all the recommended steps, going to the pediatrician, seeing a therapist and more recently a psychological assessment, after a long 3 year wait. Our son has Inattentive ADHD – I knew this year’s ago. What had me bawling like a baby in the meeting was when she said… The results also showed he IS a very smart boy. However he has a unique need for the way he learns. With a learning disability in combination with being inattentive ADHD it makes learning in a “typical” classroom much more challenging for him, especially for a sensitive child.

Truthfully leaving that meeting in November my husband and I both agreed that given the information, we both too would technically be diagnosed with ADHD as well.
So what does this mean for us? Almost 3 years ago I began my own research with essential oils and supporting emotional and brain health. Much of this was trial and error, reading the various properties of oils and which ones may benefit, various blends to try etc. This process for us wasn’t simple and everyday still we are learning. I was introducing a natural way to support our bodies – emotionally and physically, which prior to, was unheard of in our home, while trying to get a grasp on what was actually happening and most important how to support him!

What I have personally learned is this. Your heart will lead you to where you need to be. Sleep is SO incredibly important. Eating healthy real food is equally important. Best of all, if your child is open to learning,  go with it.

From the very get go our boy was intrigued with these oils. I first began my own journey with about 5 or 6 oils which looked like were ones we needed to start with for our own health goals. As I learned more, I added more to our oily tool box in ways that could also support him better as well as my own health and the rest of our family. More importantly I began to {quietly} let go of being afraid of what others may think.

Thankfully my son’s teachers since grade 1 have been more supportive. We truly have been blessed, but as his parents we still must be advocates for him and his learning. Just a few months ago he proved that grade 1 teacher completely wrong when his testing came back proving he has great intelligence and IS incredibly smart … he learns and works for what comes natural to him. Not everyone learns from a book or simply being told what to do, movement is important as well as hands on learning, visual components, technology, the learning atmosphere and being supportive emotionally with any sensitivies of how children learn in a more unique way! 

I’m very thankful for our small school and the educators our children have. Be an advocate for your child. It’s simply too easy to get ‘lost in the system’ and then have to play catch up with skills and knowledge. Take the reins, take control and follow your heart!

Take 6 minutes and watch this. Truly let it sink into your core. Every single child has unique needs when it comes to education and how they learn.

How We Support ADHD Naturally…

What I honestly recommend people to do first is to begin to make a lifestyle shift. Yes it takes time and work. BUT if I can do it and our family did it, YOU CAN TOO!

  1. Introduce The Top 10 Essential Oils into your home.
    Why is this important?
    So that you and your family have natural options to turn to for a very long list of ailments such as headaches, cuts, burns, bruises, sleep, coughs, colds, digestive discomfort, respiratory support, skin irritation, acne, muscle aches and pain, sprains, strains, calming, cooling and so much more.
  2. Take a closer look at what you are eating and drinking… we found a direct link to processed foods and lesser quality food and our kids behaviour (yes even our non ADHD child). Preservatives, dyes, sugar, anything “white” or bleached,  etc.
  3. Sleep is extremely important. I remember when our children were young and sitting outside of their bedrooms to ensure they stayed in bed and went to sleep. Our kids were a week less than 18 months apart so their younger years are very much a blur however we made it work. Now we use essential oils every night with them topically and in their diffusers.
  4. I also then did research on which specific oils would support his body and mind for his specific needs. The Oils we are using daily to support our son are Balance, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Frankincense, Lemon and In Tune. We’ve also added in high quality plant based supplements.  (Frankincense and Lemon are in the top 10 oils).
  5. Routine and organization are key – which have been challenging during a whole home renovation! We also have our oils sitting in our kitchen available for them to pick and choose which oils they are drawn to for a back massage or if they need something different for their bedtime diffusers. We are empowering them with choices, natural options to support physical and emotional health.

As I mentioned above, consistency is key as well as incorporating healthy sleeping and eating habits as well. Be easy on yourself as a parent, it can be stressful and frustrating, it’s also the same for your child. There will be hiccups, adjustments, learning curves for your child, you, siblings, family, friends and educators.  Everyone has a bad day and that’s OK! This was and still is a learning experience for our entire family, however sometimes life lessons are the best kind! ❤

I was once quiet and similar to my own health just wanted for us to live a “normal” life and not be labeled by a diagnosis. At first we didn’t talk much about what ADHD is or why it is important to our lifestyle. Learning opportunity for us as this contributed to him feeling singled out.

THIS IS OUR NORMAL LIFE. I wouldn’t change my family and our life for anything.  We are all unique and I am so grateful to have been chosen as my kids mom. They were given to me because 1. I needed them and 2. They needed me. So we have chosen to empower and educate. Yes he had ADHD and learns differently, truth be told he gets it honestly from his dad, myself and other family members. This is us and I am so happy we’ve been given this life together ! 💗

Sleepless night and headaches!

Being a mom, sleepless nights are something I am very familiar with. However as the kids get older any sleepless nights have become much lesser and much harder on me when they do happen ;). Anyone else? LOL!

The other night one of our little’s didn’t sleep well and ended up in bed with us. Thankfully we have a king size bed, however when my sleep is disrupted I typically have a harder time falling back asleep. Any other moms out there have this challenge after a little joins you in your bed and they and dad fall happily back to sleep? 😉

So needless to say I woke up feeling like I hadn’t slept a wink after 130am and thus had a horrible head tension, headache and almost felt sick being so over tired. Awesome way to start a Friday, before a long weekend…

Two  and a half years ago I would have reached for my trusty bottle of over the counter pain pills (which my body was becoming immune to and thus I needed the pills more often). Today however I lathered up with Deep Blue and Frankincense on my neck and temples, lavender down the bridge of my nose and then pulled out my PastTense.

Thankfully since making these lifestyle changes my headaches are far and few between now – amazing because I used to have them alot 😦 I took my supplements and drank lots of water. Difficult when you feel sick! Its been so long since Ive used my PastTense I honestly forgot how simply AMAZING it is!!!

PastTense really is an incredible blend to use topically to feel relief! It worked beautifully and I was feeling like myself again, enjoyed time with the littles after school and then had a real class that night! 

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Are You Ready For The Bugs This Spring & Summer? | Weekly Drops of Wisdom

TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities. This oil is safe for everyone in
your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier. We even use TerraShield in the diffuser outside on the deck to keep the bugs away!!! 

TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities. 

  • Diffuse TerraShield to protect you from insects during your summer barbeque
  • Apply to kid’s arms and legs to help them get the most out of their summer vacation
  • To focus on experiencing nature instead of avoiding it, apply TerraShield before a hike
  • Apply topically or place on aromatherapy jewelry while camping or on a fishing trip
  • Acts as an effective insect repellent
  • Helps ward off insects
  • Don’t let Mosquitos ruin your outdoor experience, use TerraShield

Learn more about this blend by clicking

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to read more about the spray. 

How have you used it to keep your family protected?

 

Did You Know Our Gut Health Affects Our Emotions!

“Scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders”

​I am an example of how getting control of your gut health can change your life. Emotionally and in my case also physically! Feeling so much better than I have in a very long time! What’s really cool is I still have a lot to learn and I find that SO fascinating! 

Did you know that kids who have had multiple prescriptions at a young age could have a wide range of negative behaviour and health issues. Scary! 

With the amount of young people who are suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses and the way many of us eat, can you begin to see the link? 

One thing we have changed in our home is processed food. In the past we didn’t eat it often however would still “indulge” in chicken fingers, fries, meatballs, stuffed this and stuffed that. Really “good” things as a treat. Then we began renovations and this was becoming much more often. We’ve changed that by investing in a beautiful low oil use deep fryer to make home made fries.  We are planning better and even with “quick” meals we aim to keep them as healthy as we can. 

I’m noticing a healthy shift in our family with this change. Positive movement forward all while still enjoying some indulgences… Like cheesecake and wine on mothers day 😍

Read more about how “Scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders”  http://shr.gs/CV2lKlb

One of the supplements I now take daily along with my vitamins, minerals and omega is our TerraZyme! I’ve found that by taking this supplement I am now able to eat out the odd time at restaurants and not have ill digestive effects afterwards. I have however, personally chosen to stay away from “fast food” restaurants to more positively support my nutrition and body. Anyone who has had digestive issues, IBS etc will completely understand why 😣! 

DigestZen TerraZyme is a proprietary blend of 10 active whole-food enzymes that are often deficient in cooked, processed, and preservative-laden foods. DigestZen TerraZyme includes a variety of whole-food enzymes that help with digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and other food nutrients.* It also supports optimal health by promoting more efficient digestion of food nutrients and by reducing the demand for internal production of digestive nutrients, thus freeing resources for optimal levels of metabolic enzyme production and activity.* Product Spotlight: DigestZen TerraZyme® Digestive Enzyme Complex (Source)

  • Delivers a balanced and comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes to support normal digestive processes*
  • Take Terrazyme with you while traveling and trying new restaurants to make sure stomach upset doesn’t slow you down*
  • Take Terrazyme daily to support and enhance your body’s natural digestive processes*
  • Terrazyme will help you enjoy the benefits of a healthy diet by helping to ensure that your body gets the nutrients it needs*
  • Supports healthy digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods
  • Speeds conversion of food nutrients to cellular energy
  • Promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance
  • Supports healthy production of metabolic enzymes

DigestZen TerraZyme can be taken daily with meals, as needed. Depending on what type of meal you are eating, you can adjust the dose. For a more hearty meal with more fat or foods that are enzyme deficient, take up to 3 capsules. For lighter meals, such as a salad or fresh foods, you may only need 1 capsule.
(Source http://www.doterra.com)

If you would like more information please reach out I would love to help support you! These supplements are only $39.75usd wholesale for 90 capsules and are worth every penny!!! 😄 There is still 2 weeks left in May to receive 50 points for FREE in the month of May!!! Please click on Contact Me above! 

Embrace The Celebration That You Are!

Change can happen in so many ways – physical, emotional, our home, our lifestyle, learning, education, work and the list goes on and on… this mothers day became something more for me.

My children came into our bedroom and told me I was to stay in bed and not get out! They took my breakfast order, cooked it and served it completely by themselves! It was incredibly relaxing. Hubby had to leave for an emergency call, so they literally made breakfast completely by themselves. Bacon, Eggs and Toast! They worked together and I didn’t hear one disagreement. ❤

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I literally spent the entire morning in bed. The ENTIRE morning. The kids completely looked after themselves – and me! Hubby came home from work and got to mudding the new kitchen drywall and I still was in bed. It was wonderful. I got caught up on some of my favourite shows while completely relaxing. I watched before and after renovation shows on my pvr while my hubby was making one in our new kitchen 😉

We celebrated with family. Mom and both grama’s. Always remembering Jaz’s mom, not just today, but everyday <3. We gathered and laughed, ate amazing food and indulged in some fabulous home made desserts. It was a really amazing day on so many levels – I hope your’s was too!

We captured some photos when at Mom and Dads.

 

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Um those are just NOT us at all LOL…

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My tribe.  My family. The man who helped make me a mother. Our two beautiful little miracles. I hope your day was everything you hope for… but SO much better. 

We can sometimes have visions of what ‘should be’ and at times when things don’t feel like they are going that way it’s disheartening.  But what if we were meant for so much more than what we were thinking of. It happened to me today… pretty incredible! 

My siblings and mom. I am SO thankful for every single one of you. ❤ 20170514-IMG_0454-YLAAE-WM

Today is a special day. Embrace the celebration that you are! As a grandmother, mom, aunt or friend the role you play in a childs life is more important than you know. The role you play in my life has been an integral part of who I am. I am so grateful for that, for you. For all of you.

A Real Mom

Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going.
Worried, but full of love. Impatient, yet patient.
Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted.
Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.

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Where Do I Begin?

I get asked all the time – where do I begin? What would you recommend?

Making any sort of change in life can be challenging especially when its something new! Especially as moms, why are we so hard on ourselves sometimes or why do we put our own self care as last on the list… This is where I truly believe education is key!

Honestly… these are the best options I would recommend for anyone wanting to make a shift towards natural health. You can take baby steps or jump right in – whatever is right for YOU! Check out the available kits and savings below with ordering info at the bottom of this post! Thanks for joining us 😉

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Each kit includes immediate savings – yay! The wholesale membership fee is waived AND there are additional savings on the products in the kit prices!

The TOP 10 FAMILY ESSENTIALS and TOP 10 HOME ESSENTIALS both include the following oils:

Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue® (5ml), doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard®

The Family Essentials Kit is 5 mL bottles and the Home Essentials Kit is 15ml bottles and Deep Blue in a 5ml.

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The AROMATOUCH DIFFUSED KIT is one of our newest ones and admittedly a new FAV of mine 😉  This kit includes:

AromaTouch Kit: (5 mL bottles) doTERRA Balance, Lavender, Melaleuca, doTERRA On Guard, AromaTouch, Deep Blue, Wild Orange, Peppermint

Other Products: Fractionated Coconut Oil (4 oz), Petal Diffuser, Wellness Advocate Introductory Packet

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The NATURAL SOLUTIONS KIT is my next FAV and one I highly recommend to anyone wanting to make a true shift in their life towards natural health! With this investment you receive a little bit of everything!

Experience the power of doTERRA essential oils and products through the Natural Solutions Enrollment Kit. This kit is a perfect companion to assist with healthy living goals and to help boost vitality.*

Essential Oils:
10 mL bottles: PastTense®

15 mL bottles: Lavender, Lemon, PeppermintdoTERRA On Guard®, Frankincense, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, doTERRA Balance®, DigestZen®, AromaTouch®, doTERRA Serenity®, doTERRA Breathe®

doTERRA On Guard® Collection: doTERRA On Guard BeadletsdoTERRA On Guard ToothpastedoTERRA On Guard Hand Wash with 2 Dispensers

Other Products: doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®DigestZen TerraZyme®, Deep Blue® Rub, Fractionated Coconut Oil (4 oz), Aroma Lite Diffuser, Wooden Box,  doTERRA Breathe® Vapor Stick,  Correct-X®, PB Assist®+, doTERRA Salon Essentials® Protecting Shampoo, doTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner, Wellness Advocate Introductory Packet

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Before you wonder… ok thats all great but what do I do with all these oils?!

Education is Key!

  • My Top 12 doTERRA Essential Oils is a resource on my website which outlines the various ways to use what I consider my Top 12!
  • I offer in person or online classes to educate on the safe and effective use of the oils.
  • Monthly email newsletter with hints, tips, promotions, recipes and more!
  • Facebook group for education, questions, support etc!
  • In person and online team training – available all the time and on-going
  • Personal support for questions etc
  • Access to promotions, prizes and bonuses
  • You gain a friend in me for life!

If you are ready to take the step towards natural health I would love to be the leader you choose to be mentored by! My own health has been dramatically changed for the positive and improved with the introduction of doTERRA Essential Oils, Supplements and Natural Health Products and I know yours will be too!

Whether you want to take baby steps or jump right in – I am here to support YOU on your journey! ❤

For the month of May we have some AMAZING bonuses for you!

  • For the 1st time EVER the Petal Diffuser is being offered at 10% off!!!
  • Receive 50 FREE Points when you enroll with a wholesale membership or kit of 100PV (all of the above kits qualify!). This is $50 to use on free product of your choice!!!
  • For any of my current wholesale customers or wellness advocates YOU also have the opportunity to earn 50 points too by sharing with your loved ones !!!

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Please reach out with questions or if you may be interested in possibly getting your oils for free!

How To Order?! You can connect with me via Email, Phone or Facebook and I can input your first order for you to get you all set up. OR if you want to get on it now… Awesome here are instructions how you order yourself!

Want to just place your order and save 25% – Sweet – its honestly the best way to save money and boost your health… Lets get you started HERE!  

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Truth, Confident Speech, Love and Trust | Diffuser Blend 

Following my intuition I selected Frankincense, Spearmint and Geranium for our diffuser blend this evening! 

We had contractors in working at the house again today, hubby has been busy with wall removal the past two days and the dust is slowly (quickly at moments) making its way eeeeevvvvveeeerrrrryyy where 😉. 

These renos are already SO worth it. I am incredibly happy with our decisions and I am reminded every single day of how when you believe it, plan it and set that intention/goal along with doing the work – things happen! So believe it in your heart if you truly set your heart to something you CAN make it happen! 

This evenings diffuser blend… Frankincense, Spearmint and Geranium. For honestly the first time ever in my life, these past few months I’ve been drawn to Geranium. I’ve also been working at bursting through some of my own limiting beliefs, the art of ‘letting go’, healing some emotional wounds of the past and becoming a much stronger, more determined and goal oriented woman, who is also a better mom and wife as well! 

Frankincese is The Oil of Truth

Frankincense reveals deceptions and false truths. It invites individuals to let go of their lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. 


Spearmint is The Oil of Confident Speech

Spearmint inspires clarity of thought and confident verbal expression. The individual in need of Spearmint may hide their thoughts, opinions and ideas by withholding their voice. Spearmint encourages inner clarity about one’s personal convictions and opinions. It then assists individuals in translating that inner clarity to words.   

Geranium is The Oil of Love and Trust! 

Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances. When there has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love and connection! 

Give these oils a try in your diffuser! Let me know what you think! 

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Weekly Drops of Wisdom – Gardening!

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As we all know, spring is the season for gardening. If you’re like me and thought that gardening was just putting seeds in the ground, you might find this article interesting. It seems there is much more to it than just having good dirt and water to grow your plants. dōTERRA has 8 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden that make the process much friendly for those who have yet to develop the green thumb. What tips and tricks have you discovered that made your garden flourish?

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Enjoy this Gardener’s Hand Soap Recipe! 
Planting and maintaing your own garden has many benefits; however, the dirt-stained hands you get from gardening are far from ideal. This easy-to-make Gardener’s Hand Soap exfoliates, cleanses, and moisturizes all in one use!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon almond oil
7 drops Clary Sage
5 drops of Melaleuca

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir until smooth and combined.
  2. Pour into air-tight container and keep next to sink for easy use.
  3. To use, grab a handful of soap and scrub at your dirt-covered hands. After you’re done, your hands will be clean, soft, and exfoliated.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/gardener-hand-soap#sthash.2vLEJzuc.dpuf

Let Your Kids Shine With Simple Living!

About a month ago after the kids went  to bed, I was sitting and reflecting on a LOT in life. Thinking of how living simple truly is THE best way to live and has been one of the best decisions in our lives to make.

Life isn’t perfect, day’s go for a complete shit and turn upside down. But above all I know my vision in life and where I am ultimately needed to show up.

As children its easy, far too easy to have our passion deflated or pushed to the side. Ive caught myself on numerous occasions when my children were experiencing life and being IN the moment, to tell them to calm down. But it was really in my mind that needed the calming. I caught myself that evening as the kids were happily (and loudly) playing together in the living room when I yelled for them to calm down. Its what happened next that hit my heart hard… that happiness, excitement that was filling my living room abruptly stopped to a complete hault and I could see the sadness in their eyes as they simply dropped to the couch and sat in silence.

I am raising two children very much like myself. Loving, caring, sensitive… Awesome, except for the fact that too much time can be wasted worrying what others think or getting caught up in what “should happen”. We all deserve to be respected and happy. We all deserve to live OUR own happy life. We deserve to be respected and loved. Our children deserve to be children, to move, to show their emotions, to be given the opportunity to let their own personalities develop and shine through!

When we love ourselves completely and unconditionally we move mountains. We are also better parents to our kids by showing them, that we and them, can be whatever and whoever we want to BE!

Being mindful, which is caring and compassionate, thinking of ourselves in someone elses shoes. Understanding. For children to know that they are not alone and everyone experiences and learns in life in many different ways –  in a way thats familiar and comfortable to them. That everyone makes mistakes and sometimes life is just so damn frustrating – even for adults!

At all ages, with each stage we progress to and become confident with, our hearts and minds expand. Our compassion for one another grows and the good people we once were, becomes great and unbelievable people.

To wish for a perfect life is complete fantasy, to wish for a real happy life… that is reality! Everyday isn’t roses, but its memories being made and lessons being learned. If someone has a good heart, is loving, caring and open its worth a million bucks!

For me, living simple is very much all of this. Being happy, being true to ourselves and our individual personalities, recognizing that we are all different and we all have different needs, simply making time for US and not filling our home with “stuff” which doesn’t necessarily represent us and actually is quite overwhelming and stressful! Reaching for our dreams, living healthy, happy and empowering our children to do the same ❤

Let your kids shine – let their true personalities show and fill their bucket with all the amazing-ness that they are!

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