Strong Timing

Hello, my loves! As I have been working on fine tuning what my life plan looks like for the next ten years the one thing that has come up is the importance of time management.  We only have so many hours in the day and how you choose to use that time to the fullest.  When you map out your goals and dreams and the requirements you gain more clarity about what is needed to accomplish each day to move you towards marking those things as achieved.  With that comes the need, the requirement for time management.

Each day I am mindful when I am engaging in various tasks and conversations if this is the best use of my time and if not, disengage mode is initiated.   I have been practicing this fully for the last 60 days and when I say the level of accomplishing tasks has been on fire, wow, who knew!  As we all know that when we prove that something works that gives us what we want we keep up with it, well at least it does for me.

When you are aware of each thing that you do throughout the day from working on a project, working out, to having conversations with people, you become more aware of the time these things require and if they are worthy of your time and end goal for the day.  You start to do a quick mind analysis of what you currently are engaging with each moment of the day as needed.  You learn to walk away from conversations that are not productive, you make lists of things that need to be done with by when dates and times, and you plan time each day for the things that must get done no matter what.

I promise you that when you are mindful of your actions and engagement with your time you hold yourself accountable for what you have on your lists of things that you want to accomplish.  With that comes an active time set aside and honored for chasing those big, at times scary, but so worth it DREAMS!  Which is the purpose that so many of us seek out, a more purposefully lived and happier life existence.  

This is my strong stance on the importance of being mindful throughout your day and how you are using your time wisely.  So take the time to think about what you want to accomplish, what that looks like time commitment wise every day.  When you make a plan, you set yourself up for success.  I mean who doesn’t want to have that feeling of doing something that you wanted and seeing it come to pass, yeah enjoy those fruits, you earned it.  I can honestly say that it works, look I wrote a new blog post because I put in effort to set aside the time needed to do so…#Goals

Much Love, Nic

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How To Simply Move It More At Work

Hello loves! How are you doing with moving your body each and every day? Yeah, I know it can be the hardest thing to do sometimes but let me tell you that every little bit helps. You just have to have a plan of action and that starts with some suggestions for consideration and to try out. Here are a few ways that I myself know works to get in some movement time while stuck at work.

Climb Those Stairs – Take the stairs instead of the elevator all the way up. If you work on floor 12 work you way up, say to taking at least 2 flights of stairs up. If you are the 3rd floor try to take the stairs all the way up, its only three flights right. The goal is to use your time efficiently and taking the stairs is just that. You have to walk to your desk to start your work day so why not take the path less traveled, or maybe not, you may make a new friend while taking the stairs. Just take it one step at a time, and take your time doing it and overtime you will notice your endurance increase.

Track Your Steps – A pedometer is a great tool that can help you get to moving more because knowing is the start of all great habits. You can get a simple tracker, or you could even use your phone if your phone has that functionality to tack your steps. There are also a ton of really stylish fitness watches that can keep track of every step you take, as well is keeping you stylish and on time for meetings.

Walk It Out – Schedule a daily walk outside, so bring your walking shoes to keep under your desk. If you have a co-worker that you like ask them to join the walking party for an added level of accountability that will help with sticking with it. Try to keep the walking positive with some space for letting it out but be sure to keep it positive and a happy walk. Whether solo or with friend by your side the fresh air and change of scenery will help you be more productive and the perfect mid-day pick me up.

Clean it up – Clean up your desk while standing. Take the time to put things back where they go. File papers away or recycle paper as needed. Wipe down and dust your desk, moving aside everything, getting every neglected area. and dust area by putting things where they go.

So there you have some ways to make sure that you are moving it at work since that is the place that most of us spend most of our days. By adding in a little bit throughout the day it will increase you energy, endurance, which leads to being happier and more productive at work. A win win for everyone involved, so get moving.

Much Love, Nic

Spring Allergy Comforting 5 Ingredient Soup

Hello my loves! Are you being affected by the changes in season with Spring blooming causing you to have allergy related symptoms or issues? I know I live in an area where the allergy season is long and hits hard with all the blooming varieties that are all around.

As a Health Coach I know first hand how food has the power to heal! Today I am going to share with you a 5 ingredient quick fix meal that you will find to not only be healing but soothing, which is what I always seek out during this time of year. I myself have been turning to this easy soup for some much needed post nasal drip relief, which is causing my throat to be more irritated than usual.

What You Need

  • 3/4 cup Mushrooms Sliced Thin
  • 1 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth/Stock
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion Sliced Thin
  • 1 Carrot Sliced Thin
  • 2 tsp Ghee

What You Do

  • Heat 1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth to a rolling boil.
  • Place your thinly sliced vegetables and ghee into the bowl that you will be eating from.
  • Slowly pour the vegetable broth over the mushrooms, green onions, and carrots.
  • Allow to sit to soften the vegetables a bit. Usually when it is warm enough to eat without burning your mouth is when the vegetables are at the perfect softness texture.
  • Added bonus is add any herbs that you like and salt and pepper to taste.

Why These Ingredients

So why are these 4 ingredients healing and soothing you ask? Each ingredient is packed full of nutrients that provide that needed support to a healthy functioning body. That fact alone demonstrates their health in healing through eating capabilities. Let’s dive a little deeper in terms of how they’re boosting during this time of year dealing with the symptoms related to high pollen counts, that comes with the blooming into the season.

Studies have found mushrooms are packed with immune-boosting benefits with the ability to boost gut bacteria for good with all their gut friendliness that they contain. With the gut being the hub for your immune system, boosting the productivity with gut friendly mushrooms provides those much healing properties that they contain.

Red onions contain quercetin a flavonoid that has antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties, that can prevent the release of histamine. Allergies naturally cause irritation that is directly connected to an inflammatory response making onion the perfect fighter against those symptoms that are extremely irritating.

Carrots are known for containing vitamin A from beta carotene. Beta-carotene is a powerful plant compound from the carotenoid family of antioxidants. These carotenoids have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits giving carrots their healing properties.

Vegetable broth is made with root vegetables that are grounding and provide the body with the needed nutritional support for optimal immune, organ, and bodily function. You want to use Organic varieties, low or no sodium version so you can control the amount of salt you are consuming. Too much salt can affect the overall hydration of the body and when you are trying to maintain or increase the health of the body you want to be aware of how what you eat can negatively impact your bodies immune supporting function.

Ghee is considered to be one of the most powerful healing foods in the wellness community and for good reason. Ghee is a healthy fat needed for digestive support in that it aids in the healing process and helps boost various vitamin and minerals found in the other ingredients in order to get the best most healing benefits from them. Added bonus is that is gives the soup a richer flavor profile, so added yum flavor points there!

As with all the recipes that I create, I choose ingredients that are plant based and humanely grown and curated items. This is important for me and I always encourage people to make adjustments based on their specific dietary needs and goals. You become what you feed yourself so it is even that much more important to be aware of when you are in need of the true healing properties of food. I hope this recipe helps in your healing and soothing process that sometimes the change in seasons can cause stress to your body.

Much Love, Nic


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A Spring Skin Woes Guide

Hi loves, and welcome to Spring! For others they have sniffling noses and sneezing spells, but for me it’s all about my skin woes. Spring is official and in full affect and my skin is not a happy camper, at all!  I have such sensitive skin that this time of year with all these trees, flowers, plants and wind blowing around all that’s blooming, that my skin turns into an unhappy hyper-sensitive mess.

As an esthecician I know how to treat my current skin condition, and trust me I am super vigilant to avoid a huge hyper-pigmentation mess that it can become.  It’s hard to avoid having a reaction of some sort unless I stay in doors for the next three months, and yeah that’s not happening. I like to enjoy the comfortable warmth of the weather changes before the hotter than hot summer months approach and then that’s when I stay in doors as much as humanly possible.  In knowing that most don’t and shouldn’t suffer alone, I thought I would share a few suggestions that may help those that may be experiencing the same skin reaction as I’m currently experiencing.

What you first have to understand is that your skin is in a reactive state, environmentally reactive to be specific.  So the products that you reach for, its even more important to know what you are putting on your skin and the potential reaction that it can cause.  For me I tend to reach for products that are organic, vegan, and fragrance free, perfect for skin that is in a more reactive state.  

Why you ask? These type of products don’t usually contain ingredients that may contain chemicals or heavily processed using chemicals or  harsh fragrance added to them which makes them less likely to cause irritation to the skin.  Products that have too many chemicals my irritate sensitized skin, even if you have been using a product line before with no reaction, your skin condition has changed and how you treat it has to change right along with it.  Bottom line is that it’s better to avoid product lines that have the potential to cause irritation to already environmentally sensitized skin. Here are a few items that I reach for that calm the skin and try to minimize the reactive affects of my skin being exposed to the air and all the pollen particles flying in the air.

Cleanser

You want to be sure that you are cleansing and removing from your skin those irritants that may be present that attach to your skin just by going about our day. This is one of the most important steps in the process, especially at night at the end of your day. So choose wisely, and look for a cleanser that does not contain any perfumes, or colorants, and contains soothing ingredients like calendula or aloe, which both calm and soothe the skin upon application. You also want to use a cream cleanser as they are less harsher in the basic formulation compared to other types of cleansers.

The cleanser that I use and one of the most important part of the skin care plan that aids in alleviating the affects from the environment and the reaction that it may be causing to the skin.  The “Seriously Soothing Cleanser Cream” by Acure is the perfect cleanser for skin that is feeling sensitized.  It is a cream cleanser that feels amazing on the skin that has a soothing and cooling affect, without causing further irritation, all while removing the dirt and debris that may be on your skin.

Cleansing Wipes are another item that I carry with me for those times that I just have to cleanse my face because it may be feeling a bit reactive. Carrying these around can be a life saver during this time of year and also serve as a cold compress that will cool the skin down just simply by laying it onto the skin. Again you want to look for wipes that are fragrance free and formulated specifically for comforting or soothing the skin.

The wipes that I love are ones that I have made using my own personal formulation, but since they are not readily I wanted to provide your with ones that I would use if I didn’t have my own creating. They are the Soothing Makeup Free Removal Wipes by Klorane. They are formulated without fragrance, have a pH similar to tears, are biodegradable, and contain cornflower as a main ingredient that is soothing to the skin.

Toner

A must, and carrying one with you will be your go to when you are out an about and have those moments when your face is itching or feeling irritated.  A toner on hand allows for a quick relief to grab quickly by allowing for direct application to the skin to help calm and soothe the skin. It’s like liquid comfort in a bottle!

My product go to is the Soothing Chamomile Tonique by Eminence Organic Skincare. I absolutely love this product, I even use it after my workouts to help calm and soothe that after workout skin reaction. What makes this toner my love, are the well balanced ingredients that this product contains, all organic at that.  Chamomile and aloe are calming and soothing alleviating that itchy and tight sensation. With licorice and lavender both calming skin irritation. Comfrey Root has anti-inflammatory properties that reduces inflammation that is sometimes present due to the skin being irritated, a natural protective barrier function and sometimes unfortunate after effect.  

SPF

Sun Screen has to be on the list for the simple reason that it must always be a part of your skin care regimen.  Ever since I became an esthetician, I’m the sunscreen pusher of sorts.  I mean I can go on for a few minutes about the benefits of sunscreen and how not using it on a daily basis is causing you to age prematurely, yeah cause having wrinkles and creepy skin is all the rage.  Ok, I’ll table for a later post to come real soon, it deserves it’s own post! 

My everyday sunscreen is Sun Shield SPF by MyChelle Dermaceutical.  It is a chemical free sunscreen option that my skin can tolerate, I am reactive to most other sunscreens and it has taken me some time to find a product that I can say I have absolutely no reaction to and this is it.  This sunscreen is a full spectrum sunscreen that is also soothing with aloe ingredients, that is soothing to the skin.  Most importantly is that it protects your skin from the sun, even more important with your skin being in a reactive and potentially delicate state.  

The top layer of your skin may be compromised, exposed, or just in need of additional care and consideration, remember your skin is working on repairing itself, which is why it is reactive.  It feels like it is under attack and it’s fighting hard to win the fight.  So let’s show it some love by giving it some protection, like you would by putting a band aid on a wound to allow it to heal.  That’s what your sunscreen is for your skin, a band aid of protecting and love from the sun.

Go Bare Face

If you are a makeup wearer you may want to consider using a mineral based product line or do as I do, embrace your beautiful skin that is just going through something and just keep it bare with just your moisturizer and sunscreen, and arsenal of helpers at hand.  I know that it is tempting to want to cover up what may be going on, but it may actually cause more harm than good.  Remember what I sad earlier, to use products that do not have a lot of chemicals, dyes and fragrances as they can be irritating, same rule applies with your makeup that you use.  If you have to use makeup then opt for a mineral based makeup line that may be better tolerated by the skin. 

There you have a list of products to gather up for your Spring Skin Care Woes Loving Kit. I understand how frustrating it can be but promise that if you stay vigilante your skin will say thank you in the end. Take some care this season to help your skin get over any woes that it may be experiencing.

Much Love, Nic

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Don’t Look Down…Only Ahead & Up

Hi my loves! What if you just didn’t look down? Never took the time to think about looking down, only looked up and ahead of you? What would happen to you if you did just that? Never thought about how high up you are and the possible danger that lies below? Thought about what it would be like to touch the sky, fly high soaring above in the sky just living your life afraid of nothing but not living? Did I grab your attention…good because we should talk about living the life that you dare dream to live!

I want to talk to day about the importance of looking up and ahead and how when we are focused on what is below us or behind us can keep ourselves stuck, not moving, living or enjoying our lives! So why am I talking about, well writing about, not looking down? Because we limit ourselves living like that in a few ways that may help encourage you to seek looking up and moving ahead so talk about it we must!

You Get To Enjoy The View

When we take the time to enjoy the view that is above there is this instant shift that happens where you experience the world in a unique way. Your perspective shifts and your eyes and mind experience things in a completely different way. Things take on new shapes and colors and shadows shift.

This looking up action also shifts the stress that we sometimes carry in our shoulders, lower back or even in our hearts. This opens that heart-space up a bit wider allowing you to experience things less in your mind but guided through your heart. Allow your heart to guide you and just breathe in a new way while looking up. It’s a great practice to move your body in a different way and this is a great way to get it moving towards looking up!

I challenge you to take the time over the next few weeks and schedule some time to look up. To stop in the most random of places and look up with your whole head, not just your eyes, to enjoy the view that is above you. Really take the time to take in what you are seeing and how you are feeling. This is a great mindfulness practice that allows you to disconnect and just exist in the moment with no thought other than taking in the world around you that is up above.

You Get Inspired Not Terrified

Have you every noticed that if you focus on looking up and not looking down that it helps you to not freak about that fact that you are off the ground. Sometimes when I am high up it helps me to look ahead or just stop and look up at the sky and notice the clouds, the colors that are in the sky or even the weather and how I am experiencing it on my skin. It starts to calm my mind to not think about how high up I am because I am not thinking about that. My mind is focused on what is above me or up ahead.

When you are able to move out of the fear it is lesson to yourself and your mind and body that you can be ok, that you can move past that initial thinking of what lies below. This new thought creates a new reality that you conquered something that was uncomfortable and in that reality it inspires you to be ok with trying it again or something new altogether.

It’s all about focusing on making those tiny little steps and creating those small little shifts that are focused on just that small shift that soon you are able to look at all those small little shifts that you have taken and how they add up to a big change in how you were before.

What is that one place that scares you a bit that you can got to and just look up and ahead to help you embrace that you are capable of existing? Realizing that you will be ok in that space, and that you are more powerful and stronger than you may have ever realized taking on the next challenging experience head on. See how you got this…sometimes we just need those reminders.

Much Love, Nic

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Fitness Fitout Like Pizza Toppings

Hi loves, and a Happy Feeding You Friday!!! Do you get your body moving how you can move it for YOU! It’s just like how you like to order a meal, make a sandwich, or what toppings you do or don’t like on your pizza. That pickiness that you enjoy should be used when it comes to working out in the exact same way.

Personally, I always find that the best way to stick to a workout is to figure out what it is that you enjoy doing that you won’t have an issue with sticking with doing. With that, the first step in the process is to embrace trying new things and being okay with walking away from something that you just are not enjoying. Yes it is quitting and what is the point of doing something that you are not enjoying that can be replaced with something that you do. I think of quitting as realizing that something is not for me or meant to be…thank you next!

So what are some ways to get the body moving that you may enjoy you ask? I know for my own personal experience I just DO NOT enjoy boot camps. I am not competitive like that and it has the opposite affect on motivating in that it makes me want to rebel against what everyone else is doing. For others, like a good friend of mine, she thrives in that type of working out and it works for her.

I always like to help provide people with tools that come with options. With that I came up with 5 types of exercises that you can start out trying to see what feels right for you. Remember that you don’t know what you do like or don’t like if you never try it and see.

Dance Cardio

Perfect for those that like to not feel like they are working out. It is less about getting the steps correct, although that is the ultimate goal, but mostly focused on having fun, enjoying the music and moving your body. This is a great cardio workout and depending on the style of dance you can be sure that every angle of your body will be worked out all while having fun.

HIIT Training

Perfect for those that like the challenge of intensity in a short amount of time. HIIT training is all about getting the greatest impact in less time. It will have you push your body both physically and mentally, while improving your endurance, strength and agility. If you like intensity that doesn’t take hours on end, this is the one for you, but remember it is INTENSE because it is done during a shorter period of time focusing on maximum impact.

Kickboxing

Perfect for those that like to feel powerful and in control. To me kickboxing is all about connecting to that inner core power, engaging through mental stamina, and maintaining proper form and protection. This is an amazing cardio workout that builds endurance as it continuously engages the core. It is also a great way to get some much pent up stress out all while getting a great workout in, with both actions benefiting both your body and mental state of being.

Walking

Perfect for those that like to take it slow and easy on the impact scale. Walking is the one type of workout that anyone can do anytime that requires nothing more than somewhere to walk, even if in place where you are standing at any given moment. This is a great way to improve stamina while working on strengthening the heart through moderate cardio. Walking is highly underrated as a great way to workout, but it is moving your body, getting the blood flowing, increasing your mood towards happy.

Pilates

Perfect for those that want controlled and conscious movement on purpose. Pilates is all about control, form and moving on purpose. It is based in healing and providing therapeutic movement to dancers bodies, a form of dance therapy. It may be slow movements but the impact is felt providing a great cardio session, toning session, as well as stretching session all in one. Don’t let the small movements fool your eyes because those small movements are felt and engaging your muscles, even for days to come still feeling that engagement.

There you have a few styles to try out how it feels while doing and if you can continue with committing to moving your body. Or maybe you will find that you like them all and will want to sprinkle them throughout your week because they all feel right to YOU. Whatever it is that you find that you like doing for your fitness be sure that it is something that feels great and right to YOUR body needs at any given moment.

Remember how you like certain things on your sandwich or pizza? Well those same choices that you are allowed to make apply to your fitness, how you workout for YOU! It is individualized to each person and what others enjoy you may just NOT. Once you learn to embrace that, then you become open to the idea of trying out various workout styles regardless of the latest trends telling you otherwise. Finding that sweet spot of getting the body moving and enjoying it in the process, see that is the whole point that benefits your whole being in the best way possible.

Much Love, Nic

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Tomato Garlic Easy Pasta Home-Cooked Recipe

Hi loves, and happy Friday to each of you! Raise your hand if you love the comforting feel and taste of a bowl of hot and full of flavor pasta!? I know right. Guess what? I want to share with you one of the easiest pasta dishes to make that is good for you in the right portion size and the taste is just too much I admit that calls you to want to eat more of it.

What Ya Need

  • 1/4 cup Dried Greens Pasta (You want the kind that has added powdered greens, you get a better nutritional boost compared to regular pasta)
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 TBS Dried Shallots
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (can add more or less if you like)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/s tsp Cracked Black Pepper

What Ya Do

  • Cook pasta just until al dente according to package direction, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water liquid.
  • Chop the garlic and slice the tomatoes in half.
  • Add 1-2 tsp avocado oil in a skillet to heat up.
  • Add garlic and shallots to the hot pan with the oil and cook for a few minutes being careful to not burn the garlic.
  • Add tomatoes and Italian seasoning to pan and cook until softened about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and add in enough of the reserved pasta water to create a bit of a sauce to coat the pasta to your liking.
  • Plate and Enjoy with a side salad or vegetable of choice!

There you have a quick and easy pasta dish that is packed with flavor! Just be sure that your portions are in control with the pasta not being the highlight of the dish but more so the supporting role carrying the garlicy shallotty tomato goodness. If you wanted to you can also add broccoli to this dish to pack in some additional nutrients and goodness.

Much Love, Nic

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Facial Do’s and No No’s

I stand here representing every single Esthetician out there that cares about your skin health and I require you to promise from the bottom of your heart and soul that you WILL LISTEN to what I say and DO WHAT I say!  I want you to have the best post care experience.  So when I say this should be done and this should not be done there is a reason.  If you are one of those that need a little more than because I said – here are the do’ and no no’s after a facial.

No Touching Allowed – Ok, I honestly understand that after your receive a facial your skin feels so amazing that you just can’t help but want to touch it in all it’s new skinness beauty.  But DO NOT TOUCH, there is no touching allowed.  Your skin has been thoroughly cleansed and the last thing that it needs are fingers that are most likely not even clean touching it for the sole purpose of touching.  So STOP, keep your hands to yourself, just admire your spa glow in the mirror.  I give you permission to look at yourself in the mirror all night long, just please do not touch!  Let your skin recover and breathe.

Change Your Pillow Case – This is something that I have started to advocate people do post facial treatment after having too many conversations about why their skin is experiencing a breakout in their sleep, but that is another convo soon to come.  Your pillowcase can contain the various oils and treatment serums that you put on your face from night to night so changing it out every couple of days is crucial.  I mean you wash your face in the morning and night so a pillowcase change should be a part of the washing your face process, it’s keeping your skin clean, right!  That’s what makes after you receive a facial the perfect time to change your pillow case to a freshly cleaned one, silk or satin if I can be picky about the fabric type, haha.     

Schedule Next Facial Like Vampires Do – I always encourage people to have facials in the evening if they can.  It is the best time because you will be heading home, the sun is not out.  This is the best scenario for your skin and the confusion about what should I do is minimal when you have a facial in the evening.  Plus you have the added benefit that you are all relaxed in a spa state of mind, making for a great nights rest.  Your skin will love that for sure!    

No Sweating Allowed – Now this is no excuse to not workout, just do it before your facial appointment.  We want to avoid heating the skin up unnecessarily as that has been done throughout the treatment, and there is a limit to a good thing!  There is no need to heat the skin up to only have those amazingly active ingredients that have been applied to your skin to just go to waste.  Just take a breather and let your skin just enjoy it’s post spa glow, after all your face just got a work out and needs time to recover.

Exfoliate Not –ย Avoid any type of exfoliation or chemical peels for the next 3 days. ย Your skin needs time to breathe and or recover for the treatment that it just received, that should have included some type of exfoliation and depending on the type of treatment plan that you are on may have included a chemical peel. ย So there is no need to exfoliate for the next couple of days, it has already been done for you.ย 

Take a Retin A Break – Retin A is a form of exfoliation and should be avoided for the same reasons as stated above for a 72 hour period applied topically.  Trust me I know you are addicted to your Retin A most people are and rightfully so, but three days is not going to reverse the effects of your diligent application nightly routine that you are currently accustomed to.  Keep in mind that your skin may be more receptive to your serums that you apply post facial as the skin has been cleansed and exfoliated of dead skin cells allowing for better product absorption.  A win win, no.

Say Bye Bye to the Sun – Honestly your time in the sun should be limited every day, but it is even more crucial post treatment.  Your skin is all fresh and clean and needs to be treated in a delicate manner of speaking, so say bye bye to hanging in the sun.  Besides the indoors need some love and chill time in those many spaces.  If you must be in the sun be sure to use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing, sunglasses a hat, or better yet just stay inside, see where I’m going with this!

Now remember that promise that you made before about DOING what I say!  Your face will thank you for it and so will your Esthetician.  Remember I am here for you to have the best skin possible so when I say do this, its for you to have the best skin possible.  That’s what we all want, no!?

Much Love, Nic

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Plant Life Living

Plants are an amazing way to add some earthy vibes to your space that also help promote better air quality. When you have better air quality your well-being is increased and you have a better mood when approaching all areas of your life. When we are at out bests we are doing our best!

Also, there is truth about how you are a product of your environment, and there are some things we all have the power to control. It can simply start with adding a plant to the four main areas that most of us spend a lot of our time in; bedroom, living room, office space and kitchen. We become what we feed ourselves and that also means the type of air that we are taking in.

Bedroom Approved

Snake Plant

This plant should be in every place that people sleep. The main reason that it is perfect for the bedroom is that it converts carbon dioxide into oxygen at night compared to during the day as most other plants typically do. This adding oxygen to the air at night improves sleep quality by increasing access to clean oxygen in the air to breathe in while sleeping. This plant also purifies the air by removing formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide produced by fuel-burning appliances as well. This statement plant is perfect for adding in some style but i It if perfect for the typical lights out status in the bedroom with it surviving in all levels of light and minimal watering needs.

Living Room Approved

English Ivy

This plant is the perfect living room or common areas companion. Most of these spaces are furnished and decorated with various items for both comfort and visual appeal as well as entrance and exit access points. This plant removes benzene from the air a carcinogen found in detergents, pesticides and the off-gassing of synthetic materials, removes formaldehyde, and reported to be great for asthma and allergy sufferers due to its air purification abilities. It is also said to remove airborne mold and feces, adding to its living room location needs, with all the foot traffic being the hub of bringing in the outside world inside. Our living spaces are also filled with items that are likely to contain products that are emitting these types of chemicals into the air. With this area being the most commonly used area, these plants will help provide a healthier living space.

Work-Space Approved

Dracaena

This plant purifies air by removing the chemicals formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and xylene that are in the air that we breathe. Our work-space usually has furniture, computer equipment, and other plastics components that all release the chemicals that they are made up of into the air. This plant is perfect for counteracting the impact of breathing in those chemicals by cleaning the air of those chemicals. This plant is not only great at air purification it is also a very attractive plant that will add some color and life to your work space. It is also perfect for those that may work in a cubical space or a closet turned office space as it does well in very little light.

Kitchen Approved

Spider Plant

This plant is perfect for hanging out in the kitchen because you can also hang it from the ceiling if counter space is an issue. It is also a very resilient plant that can sustain its self in various conditions and requires little care at all. It is kitchen perfection for its ability to purify the air as well as remove odors, fumes, and pollutants that are commonly found in the kitchen area.

There you have plants that you can add to the different areas of your home to help with your environment to be less toxic. If you do have pets, take the time to do additional research about if the plants that are in your shared space with your paw family members that it won’t harm them. Which plant interests you or do you already have plants?

Much Love, Nic

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Freely Fit

I have a question for you loves…what has been the highlight of your week?  Write that down and celebrate that achievement.  Oh, and a happy Friday to you ๐Ÿ˜  

One of the most common things that I hear people say that it is so expensive to workout because you have to join a gym.  Well, I hear you and want to, drum roll  ๐Ÿฅ please-set you up for success!  Today I want to share three fitness platforms that provide free workouts that work, are uncomplicated and best of all FREE!  

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Popsugar fitness is a fun and uplifting, yet challenging fitness platform that offers so many free workouts.  The main reason that I love PopSugar besides the effectiveness of the workouts that they provide is the host Anna!  She is always there showing up giving her all doing her best, connecting with the realness of working out that comes with, well working out.  There are a variety of workouts to choose from with various fitness experts leading you through the many styles that these experts provide all for FREE! 

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BeFit offers workout videos from all genres that you could think of in the world of fitness.  You are introduced to the many fitness trainers that are inspiring and encouraging you to get up, get moving and keep moving!  There are familiar faces in the world of fitness that you can workout along with and it is all FREE

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So there are my three online FREE ways to workout at home or even in the gym, if you just don’t know where to start with working out.  These are some amazing resources that can help inspire, encourage, start and continue on your path towards wellness and weight-loss.  A balanced approach is required and having a means of providing some fitness to your body is needed.  I hope that these three resources can help in that.

Much Love,Nic

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