I just love warm weather! The beautiful flowers, fresh air flowing throughout my home, and those longer days just make me smile. Well…until the rain comes. I understand “April showers, bring May flowers” but I sure do miss those sunny days and can find myself in a slump.
I have some tips that I use and share with my clients to ensure that you can keep that high, positive energy until the spring rains leave and summer arrives.
Diffuse Citrus – I love to diffuse essential oils throughout my home and during this time of the year I focus on citrus scents such as lemon or sweet orange. They raise the energy in the space and smell so clean and fresh.
Swap Out Décor - While summer has not yet arrived, I still bring out my summer decorative items. My gray and black winter throw pillows head to storage and I bring out some bright and cheerful pillows. My softer monochromatic rug gets replaced with a vibrant floral one. I also swap out my dark blue candles for white ones.
Get A New Plant – You may have read about my love for using plants in your space. This time of year, is actually my favorite to bring new plants into my home. Sure, I am anxious to get outside and plant flowers in the beds and pots, but I always make a point to find a new plant to bring in to liven the energy inside.
These are just three easy ways you can uplift the energy of your space. If you find yourself in a slump during a rainy spring day then employ these easy tips and you’re sure to raise not only the vibe in your space but also your body.
I've recently been sharing tips on social media for staying grounded during busy holidays. It can be a much better celebration when we are feeling focused and calm.
How does your pet react to the holidays?
A stressed out pet can easily ruin your holiday fun so I reached out to pet lover Jess Stern from Three Tree Healing Arts. Jess is a dog mom and veterinary technician and she helps her "patients" utilizing energy healing, aromatherapy, crystal therapy and more. (She even does Reiki on horses!!! Wow, right?!?!)
Here are her tips for keeping your pets happy and healthy during the holidays.
1. Create a “safe space” if you don’t already have one....a crate with bed, room, or separate area of the home where a pet can go and decompress/rest. You can incorporate oils, calming music & gentle lighting
2. Monitor holiday treats...make sure they are pet safe and in moderation so as not to cause GI distress
3. Use puzzle/enrichment toys to keep pets busy & stimulated in the right way
Click here to learn more about Jess and her amazing work. She's also leading a series of online courses (which I'm personally taking) on everything from aromatherapy to nutrition and more.
Wishing you and your pets a wonderful and peaceful holiday!!!
Looking for some special holiday gifts for your earthy, nature loving friend? We've got you covered!
We love to support small businesses, so here’s inspiration from some amazing makers and creators over on Etsy!
So you have a family member who loves to hike? This art print depicts the 61 National Parks of the US! Add a nice frame to make a really great gift!
For that friend who is obsessed with bringing nature inside. These ornaments will take their home and holiday decor to the next level!
For the social butterfly...postcards are the new coffee date of 2020!
How can you go wrong with a cozy tee? This might be the perfect hiking tee!
Just not sure what to get someone? We love a nice journal. The recipient can use it for everything from journaling to scheduling to keeping notes on their travels.
According to the Environmental Working Group “12.2 million adults – one of every 13 women and one of every 23 men – are exposed to ingredients that are known or probable human carcinogens every day through their use of personal care products.
We are exposed to 100s of chemicals before we even step out of our homes in the morning. From personal care products to the cookware used for breakfast, and the scent of the fabric softener on clothes, these chemicals wreak havoc on human health.
Many of these chemicals are linked to:
Hormone disruption (some mimic estrogen)
While you can’t control everything, you can work on making your home a safer place.
We suggest making a list of all of the potential swaps in your home and prioritizing by what you are exposed to the most! For example, choosing to swap make-up that you wear daily before menstrual care that you only use 7ish days/month.
Here are a few ways you can start to make small changes that add up to big results:
1️⃣ Avoid fragrance - these are commonly found in cleaning products, perfume, lotion, soap, tampons etc.
2️⃣ Vacuum and dust - harmful chemicals can be found in dust, so cleaning regularly and using an air purifier help eliminate toxins. (Our favorite is the AirDoctor)
3️⃣ Ditch air fresheners - scentsy, plug-ins, sprays, most candles, etc. We suggest switching to air cleaning plants and using safer scents, like essential oils and toxin-free candles.
4️⃣ Decrease plastic use - food storage, warmup beverage cups, plastic zip lock bags, etc. We suggest switching to silicone, glass, and stainless steel.
Are you ready to take action and become empowered to make safer choices for you and your family? If you are, check out the Toxin-Free Masterclass here and in the meantime follow us on Instagram (@thehealthyfemaleproject) or join our online community for tips, tricks, and safer swaps!
EMF or Electromagnetic Frequencies are produced by electricity flowing throughout your spaces.
From appliances, televisions, and computers to even small devices like phones, tablets, and your favorite new air pods these items are all generating electromagnetic fields.
Why should you be concerned?
High levels of EMF’s can be harmful and long-term exposure to these frequencies can lead to fatigue, depression, anxiety, headaches, vertigo, nausea and more. These harmful frequencies can even lead to hormonal imbalances and also cancer.
You may think you're innocently sleeping in your cozy bed, but are actually exposing yourself to these frequencies for several hours each night.
Here are some tips to reduce your exposure at night:
Remember that even though you're sleeping these frequencies are still around you, affecting you. Do what you can to protect yourself.
Looking for crystals for EMF protection?
Check out the Good Chi EMF Protection Kit here!
Blue has long been a favorite color of mine. I even remember begging my mother to let me sponge paint my room with blue paint as as a pre-teen. Of course sponge paint was all the rage then and blue was a must! It took several months to convince my mother who loved her home of white walls and white carpet. As we carefully deposited the blue coloring on the wall I just fell in love.
Is blue one of your favs? Indigo can have such a bold effect in a space, or maybe bringing in a deep navy color feels calming and cozy to you.
Blue is the perfect color if you need creative inspiration!
In the five-element system of Feng Shui deep blue is considered a water element. This element represents the season of winter. It's a great color to allow your mind to wander and daydream and perfect if you're needing some creative inspiration.
As a lover of special handmade items, artisans, and makers. I've created some Beautiful Blue inspiration below filled with some great pieces all available via Etsy.
Below is my front door check list of items to bring good energy towards your home.