I remember reading the “Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days” and finishing it! The finishing part is important because I rarely finish books but this one was so good and insightful, I read it all! What stuck with me after reading it was the loops that run in our brain and without intersecting the loop, we just keep having the same thoughs, same mindset and same outcomes!
Yesterday I noticed a loop that I have never noticed in myself before. Let me set the stage – I am feeling down on myself, I know everything is great and I am happy with my life but I am irritable and not wanting to engage with anyone. I am taking things personally and just in a crappy mood. The thought pattern is “I just have to keep working on it until it’s done”. And that’s when I intersect the mind loop with a question “Why and I doing this?”. It’s late, I’m tired, I’d rather be doing something else, why am I “punishing” myself by working so late.
Self-realization comes – the reason I am working myself so hard is because if I don’t have anything to show for my work – external things – income, recognition etc. – I am not worthy! Tears come streaming in. “Do I love myself?” I ask. The answer is loud and clear “Not unless you have something to show for yourself”. More tears. Why am I so hard on myself? I would never say this to my child or to my husband or to a friend. I would raise them up and say that they are worthy just because they are themselves. But I don’t have the same set of rules for myself. I am hard on myself. Keep myself to a very high standard. And find it hard to love myself if I am not doing “big things”.
Self-acceptance and unconditional self-love! Those are the missing links in the loop! Time to get unstuck! I grab my Chakra deck and pull a card – “Acceptance” is what it says. I read more and get prompted to reflect on “embracing imperfection” “NEW ways of seeing yourself”, “feeling incomplete”, “selling yourself short”. Am I assessing myself accurately? Or am I distorting my reality in a self-defeating way? Can I simply accept myself?
A nice Aroma Freedom Technique session with my favorite oils and I have some great memories to release and journal about and a brand new minset and affirmation! Ready to move into my new minset and get out of the loop I was stuck in!
It’s a toxic emotion and it has been studied that anger can literally poison our body! Anger can be expressed in many emotions and none of them make us feel good.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO?
Being aware of when you are experiencing the feelings of anger! What causes it? How do you deal with it? If you to be honest with yourself, it is most of the time due to some limiting belief you have about yourself!
Using yoga, affirmations, meditation and essential oils can help release the feelings of anger.
Liver is a body organ associated with the feeling of anger so yoga postures that support liver function will also support releasing anger.
RELEASE and ABUNDANCE are great Young Living blends to use along your yoga practice, meditation practice and affirmations!
Imagine having a tool in your wellness toolbelt that is always with you and helps you feel relaxed, focused and balanced! Learning a breathing technique is easy and so rewarding. You always have your breath with you! And if you don’t have your breath, then we have bigger problems!
Breathing is the only body function that we can control, so why not take full advantage of it?
This breathing technique is called Nadi Shodhana (nah-dee show-DAH-nah) and it helps you feel calmer, relaxed and balanced. The literal translation from Sanskrit is Channel (Nadi) cleansing/purifying (Shodhana).
Benefits of using Essential Oils with this technique!
When we combine this breathing technique with the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, we create an extra tool for ourselves. This technique is great because it only requires your breath so it can be performed anytime anywhere. But when we add oils – Frankincense for grounding, Lavender for calming, Peppermint for uplifting and focus, Valor for courage, Peace&Calming for inner peace and Stress Away to release those stressful feelings – we link the scent of these oils through our sense of smell with our limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is refered to as the “seat of emiotion” so when we smell that scent the next time our brain will link it to the emotion of calmness and balance. If you don’t have the oils yet – here is where you can get yours https://oily.life/katieyev/
Catching your dreams! It has different meaning for everyone! Sometimes dreams can be really clear and others you are lost in the land of self-discovery and personal growth!
Social media has certainly created a buzz in the last few years of #goals and #hustle because it’s a highlight reel! And you can certainly find the inspiration in someone’s highlight reel but what’s missing is the work that they have put in. Into themselves and into achieving their goals.
Dreams will look different for everyone! Everyone will also be starting at a different point.
Being really honest with yourself is the first step and focusing on a dream taht is trully yours and not suggested by outside influence (parents, peers, social media).
Breaking your goal down into milestones or steps – what step can I take today to get me closer to that dream?
Create affirmations that encourage you to keep going! Those will be great every day to help your mind get on board and also on the days that you don’t feel like your dreams are within reach.
Allow yourself to change your dreams. You might be really clear today on your dream but it can evolve over time. Give yourself permission to reavaluate your dreams.
Have fun with it! Catching your dreams should be a journey. No one gets to say if your journey should be hard work or easy and graceful. You decide!
Here are my thoughts on catching dreams and using Dream Catcher blend to help catch them!
March is here and it’s a great time for new beginnings. What if improving your health was as simple as use this, not that? Or as simple as grabbing a (better) product and using it every day? When I started my clean living journey, I used to make my own cleaners because it was overwhelming to read all the labels. When I discovered Thieves household cleaner I loved the piece of mind that cleaning with it gave me. It’s a great cleaner for all surfaces and saves me time and money. Since it’s a concentrate it lasts a long time – win win!
This newsletter will cover:
General announcements & class/event dates
Featured products of the month
Business oil of the month
Monthly YL promos
Green Cleaning Tips with Young Living at your fingertips!
Healthy Living with Young Living – Wednesday, 3/20 @ 8:00PM! This is a Facebook event. The nice feature is that you can catch it your convenience! Also, it’s a great opportunity to invite your friends to learn about the oils that you keep sharing with them! Young Living’s referal program is also an added bonus and when your friends get started with Young Living with your referal, Young Living with send you a “Thank you” check! https://www.facebook.com/events/155936575349494/
This month we want to focus on just how easy it can be to take those Small Steps that will mean BIG Changes!! It really can be as simple as Use This, Not That!
Have you ever heard of Bioaccumulation?? Bioaccumulation is organism (your body) absorbing harmful substance at a higher rate than it can excrete. When we are constantly exposing our bodies to the harmful chemicals found in our everyday products, these are accumulating at a faster rate than our bodies can get rid of them. We can oftentimes be exposed to up to 300 different chemicals a day, and most of us don’t even realize it! How can your body thrive when it is exposed to so many toxins?
Consider making the switch! Start slow . . . identify those products you use most often and use the Young Living product instead that is infused with essential oils and is actually working with your body to support your overall health and wellness! Here are some switches you may want to make first:
Household cleaners ~ Thieves Household Cleaner
Toothpaste ~ Thieves Aromabright, Dentarome, or Dentarome Ultra or Kidscents for the littles
Mouthwash ~ Thieves Fresh Essence Mouthwash
Shampoo/Conditioner ~ Lavender, Lavender Mint or Copaiba Vanilla
Recycle & Reuse
I LOVE making my own roller blends!! Did you know that you can reuse your empty 5 ml and 15 ml oil bottles to create your own roll-ons and custom blends?
In your Young Living Virtual Office, you can purchase a 10 pk of AromaGlide Roller Fitments (Item #4578) that you can use to replace the plastic orifice reducer in your oil bottles once they are empty. Soak your bottles in warm water with a few drops of Lemon essential oil for 10 minutes. Peel off the label and replace it with one of your own, add your essential oils and top off with your favorite carrier oil, pop on the roller top and you are good to go!
You can also reuse your empty Thieves Household Cleaner bottles! Yep . . . most standard spray tops will fit right on your empty Thieves cleaner bottle.
Featured Business Oil of the Month: OOLA GROW
“When you stop growing you start dying.” ~ William Burroughs
Oola®** Grow™ essential oil blend gives you courage to focus on the task at hand and helps you move toward positive advancement and progression in many aspects in your life.
Perfect to diffuse as you get ready in the morning or in your office. Add 4-6 drops of oil to your diffuser and enjoy the scent of 23 different oils that promote feelings of happiness, empowerment, and acceptance.
PRO TIP: If you love Oola Grow, check out the Infused 7 kit, they pair perfectly together. This kit contains oils specifically focused on helping you find balance in the 7 key areas of life: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun. For more info on Oola and targeting what areas you may need to work on first, head over to www.oolalife.com to take a free life balance test.
Young Living March Promotional Items:
300 PV Level – Retail Value $186.05
Spring is in the air with Thieves! When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 300 PV!
Thieves® Household Cleaner, 14.4 fl. oz., with YL-branded microfiber towels
A safe, all-purpose cleaner that can literally clean everything. Use it on counters, toilets, mirrors, windows, floors, toys, clothes. When I say everything, I mean everything!
How cute are those towels going to be hanging around?
Kunzea, 5 ml
Mix Kunzea with Purification oil in your diffuser to purify the air.
Apply this oil to your chest for a breath of fresh air.
Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap, 8 fl. oz.
This is the safest option to teach your little ones how to adopt healthy hand washing habits. Everyone loves the spicy gingerbread scent of Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.
Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak, 16 fl. oz.
Use Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak to safely clean your fruits and veggies without leaving behind any cleaner residue or taste.
Fill a small spray bottle and take it with you wherever you go!
Thieves® Dish Soap, 12 fl. oz.
Wash your dishes with an uncompromising kind of clean that leaves your hands and dishes free of chemicals and residue.
Add a couple of drops to water and clean your jewelry for a quick shine!
Bonus Essential Rewards Exclusives*
Thieves®, 5 ml*
Refresh and revitalize musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda. Combine and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly for a room you won’t want to leave.
Diffuse in your living room to fill your home with a rich, invigorating aroma of cinnamon.
Orange Vitality™*, 5 ml
Infuse any cake or muffin recipe with Orange Vitality!
Add it to your morning green drink and savor the hints of crisp citrus that pack not only a punch of flavor but also immune system support and antioxidant properties.**
*Receive these two oils when your 190+ PV order is placed through the Essential Rewards program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Help 5 Bonus
Help 5 is a points system. When you earn 5 points you qualify for a FREE gift from YL. This month it is a YL-branded portable phone charger! There are many ways to earn points.
One simple way to earn the 5 points is to help 2 of your friends order their Premium Starter Kit on the Essential Rewards program and help one existing member join ER for the first time!
Hey, MAMA! Happy International Women’s Day! I know you are awesome and pour so much into your family! But I am here to remind you to pour into yourself!
Take that perfect piece for YOURSELF! You know when you are cutting cute perfect veggie pieces for your kids to snack on and eating the imperfect pieces yourself? Or washing those beautiful plump strawberries just to snack on the one that looks like it’s had a rough day? STOP! Take that perfect veggie piece for yourself. Go for that plump perfect strawberry! YOU DESERVE IT! No one will benefit from this sacrifice but what you are telling your subconcious is – I am not worthy of great things I am only worthy of those that no one else will want! NO! First take care of you and then everyone around you will benefit. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MINDSET! Affirmations are great for that! This goes for things other than veggies and fruit! But I think you know that!
Set time aside to focus on yourself. Nope, that’s not selfish this is SELF-LOVE! We are pouring into family, into tiny humans, into new generation – how are we going to do that if we are running on empty! Focus on YOU! The best way for me is morning affirmations, meditation, and putting my moisturizer on. MOISTURIZER? What’s that about? Self-care of course. I use to slap that moisturizer on and run downstairs to tend to lunches and breakfast and folders that have to be in the backpack. And now I am intentional with applying my moisturizer. Really, Katie, are we still talking about moisturizer? Yup! And here is why – when I apply my moisturizer I do it intentionally. I massage my face the way it needs to be massaged – because I am in my mid-30s and apparantely gravity plays a role! I spend time looking at myself in the mirror and admiring my skin, my smile, noticing my eyebrows that need some care! SELF-CARE doesn’t have to be SPA – ALL DAY – NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! ROUTINE IS KEY! It has to happen every day and this is what works for me!
Essential oils!!! These bottles of joy help me set intentions, focus my attention on things that are important, energize me, ground me, and raise my vibrations! Every month I do a zyto scan for my family (Zyto technology is like a lie detector test for your wellness and gives you suggestions on oils and supplements that your body can benefit from). This month my scan was all about emotional wellbeing! I scanned for Motivation, Awaken, Nutmeg, Bergamot and Cortistop! Let me backtrack for a second! I should share that I have been feeling low – creativity has been low, desire to try new things have been low – pretty much full hybernation! Due to all of that energy has been pretty low too. And everything has been done in overdrive mode! So what do these awesome Zyto scan results tell me? One – get your oils on, girl! Put that Motivation, Awaken and Bergamot on! Diffusing Bergamot is uplifting and just brightens everyone’s mood. WHY nutmeg and cortistop you ask? Because those are fantastic for energy! Nutmeg helps support adrenals and cortistop helps support normal corstisol levels! I am sticking with these for the month of March and adding them to my self care routine! It’s jus the SUPPORT I need!
Everyone’s self care will look different! But it comes down to MINDSET (doing something you desire for yourself) ROUTINE (creating one that makes you slow down and focus on you) and SUPPORT (finding things that support you whether it’s oils or journaling or calling a friend!) EASY PEASY! HARD PART? Sticking with it! But you are worth it! And everyone benefits from it!
Internet tells me that every March 1 is WORLD Compliment day!
I did go and Google it and love that we have celebration days for everything even for things like popcorn and margaritas! GIVE ME A REASON TO CELEBRATE and I WILL BE THERE! So this World Compliment Day got me thinking – Do people realize that they have limiting beliefs that manifest when receiving compliments. The best way to know if you have this belief is to pay attention to how you respond to a compliment – “Hey, Katie, you are so good with words!” and you respond “Well actually in high school I would always do so bad in English that I never thought I was good with words?” WHAT? That is a true indicator that a limiting belief exists! If you are new to the term limiting belief – let’s define what that is…
WHAT IS A LIMITING BELIEF?
Limiting Belief – a lie that someone told us about ourselves and we believed it at some point in our life or a story that our mind made up to protect us from getting hurt. At some point in our lives, we had an experience which our brain decided to adopt as truth and we began to live our life with that lie being our compass! But we are not tied to those beliefs we can always change our mind and our course if it doesn’t serve us. We are not practicing self-love if we are dismissing the compliment due to our limiting belief.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF OUR LIMITING BELIEFS?
It’s so empowering to realize what’s holding us back. Yes, that means we need to change our mindset and do some personal growth but it also means that we are peeling another layer to operate from the heart and create a life full of purpose! It ties right into self-love! When you practice self-love and someone gives you a compliment it has to feel radiating, put a smile on your face, make you think “I am so grateful for this acknowledgment of my talent, dress, family etc. that I am proud of”
HOW TO RELEASE LIMITING BELIEFS?
Step 1: Realize why you can’t except the compliment?
Step 2: What created the limiting belief that prevents you from accepting a compliment?
Step 3: Ask yourself – Is that the belief I want to keep?
If the answer is NO, create a positive affirmation that shifts your mindset from that limiting belief. Choose an oil that helps you tie the feeling that you want to move towards! Yoga poses and chakras will depend on the limiting belief that you will uncover. Feel free to reach out to me to help you figure out what poses and chakras to focus on!
So I leave you with this – “You are beautiful! You are unique! You are enough!” Accept this as your truth! Smile, radiate, be in complete joy of feeling so much self-love for yourself!