2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays Darling! I am so excited to share this gift guide with you for the 2018 holiday season. Last year, I shared a PDF of my gift guide called Holiday joy, but this year I wanted to make things even easier for you, so I put everything in a single blog post for you!

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This is your gift guide to get you through the holidays without a hitch! You will find all kinds of wonderful goodies throughout the guide and I can't wait to hear which ones are your favorites! Some of the links in this post are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, you know I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

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Have we met yet, dear?

If not, that's totally alright because I'll tell you just a quick little blurb about myself, and then I'll be on my way so you can enjoy your holiday guide in peace! I'm a hippie mama and lover of all things health and wellness! I work from home, and teach people all around the world how to use essential oils to transform into the best versions of themselves!

Click the video below to watch a super short video to get to know me a bit better!

How to use this Gift Giving Guide

To purchase anything, simply click on the  price of the item and it will open up automatically in your internet browser. Many of the items in this guide show two prices, a retail price, and a wholesale price. For these items, after clicking on them, to pay the retail price, you'll then find the "Shop" button in the menu. To purchase at the wholesale price, find the "Become a Member" button in the menu bar.

If you have any difficulties with this, please email me at dalea@thatcrazyoillady.com for assistance.

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INTRO TO ESSENTIAL OILS SET

As a simple first step on your journey with essential oils, or as a gift for someone else, sometimes I recommend a trio of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint, three of our most popular essential oils. This pairs perfectly with the Essential Goddess workbook I share later in the guide!

$26.67 Retail | $20.00 Wholesale

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JUDGMENT DETOX- GABBY BERNSTEIN

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein comes a clear, proactive, step-by-step process to release the beliefs that hold you back from living a better life.This six-step practice offers many promises. Petty resentments will disappear, compassion will replace attack, the energy of resistance will transform into freedom and you’ll feel more peace and happiness than you’ve ever known.

$13.45 Hardcover | $11.00 Paperback

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GOT HOT TODDY- DOG TOY

This hot toddy mug dog toy is sure to make your pup's winter warmer. This holiday libation features a crazy crinkly cup with a jumbo squeaker inside, and fuzzy white froth on the top (with soft cinnamon sticks as an extra treat). The cup's decorated with embroidered mistletoe and reads "Have a Cup of Cheer." What an inspiring message. We could all use a little more party hardy during the holidays!

$7.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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MUSHROOM COFFEE FOR HEALTH

Like stimulation, but not the jitters that come with it? Here’s the answer you’ve been looking for. Coffee is one of the most widely used foods with antioxidant properties, and four sigmatic wanted to give people an easy upgrade for it. Thanks to their favorite functional mushrooms, now you can use coffee to crank up your productivity and support your metabolism without putting strain on your body! And... they taste great with oils too!

$14.99 per box Retail | 10% off with code thatcrazyoillady

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BASIC FAMILY ESSENTIAL OILS SET

The Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the "feel better" essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family. This kit includes 5 mL bottles of: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue, Breathe, DigestZen, and On Guard. It also contains one each of on guard beadlets and peppermint beadlets.

$200.00 Retail | $150.00 Wholesale

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XBOX ONE X BATTLEGROUNDS BUNDLE

Put your gaming hats on and be amazed with the Xbox One X 1TB Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Bundle. This gaming console is just the right pick for PUBG or Forza Horizon fans. Featuring over 1,300 games including more than 200 exclusives and over 400 classics from Xbox 360 and Original Xbox, this powerful console is perfect for a gaming night with your friends. This bundle is not just for gaming, you can also watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K video on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more. This bundle includes an Xbox One X console, wireless controller, Xbox Game Pass trial with access to over 100+ games, and full-game download of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. It does not include the Xbox One S stand . This 1TB Xbox One X is sure to keep your entertained for hours!

$429.99 | your gamer's infinite admiration... priceless

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IMMUNO BOOST-C POWDER

This power-packed custom blend of vitamin C is designed to be mixed with water or a morning shake for simple, convenient use. As you know, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. ImmunoBoost-C gives you the necessary vitamin C your body needs to thrive. Tony Robbins himself uses ImmunoBoost-C to prevent falling ill during his rigorous, nonstop travel and 16-hour workdays.

$39.00 per can Retail | one of my best kept secrets!

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UNICORN MAGIC DIFFUSER

Add a little magic to your essential oil diffusing with the Unicorn Magic Diffuser! This adorable water-based ultrasonic diffuser is perfect for children and the young at heart. The Unicorn Magic Diffuser diffuses a steady long-lasting mist for 6-8 hours. For shorter mist times, the unit also includes a convenient auto shut-off timer for 60, 90, and 180 minutes and features a multi-colored LED light to customize your aromatic experience.

$60.00 Retail | so stinkin cute

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Here are some of my favorite Holiday Diffuser Recipes

Who doesn't love the holidays? No matter what you celebrate, the beauty of the holidays comes in the aroma of the seasons and the loving warmth we are surrounded with by friends, family and loved ones. You can diffuse essential oils to capture your favorite holiday scent in your own home without turning on the oven or burning toxic candles! These are diffuser recipes you are sure to "fall" in love with!

WARM PUMPKIN SPICE

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Ginger

  • 2 drops Clove

  • 2 drops Cardamom

ORANGE CINNAMON BUNS

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Cardamom

EVENING BY THE FIRE

  • 3 drops Douglas Fir

  • 3 drops Frankincense

  • 2 drops Sandalwood

  • 2 Drops Lavender

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

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LAVA BAR DIFFUSER NECKLACE

Beautiful lava diffuser jewelry with an iconic minimalist aesthetic, handcrafted by our artisan partner, Lava Living. The Lava Bar Diffuser Necklace features 5 lava diffuser beads on a metal bar, and is available in two different chain styles: 14k Gold or Sterling Silver. These fine, handmade diffuser jewelry pieces are simple, elegant, and the perfect way to enjoy the aromatherapeutic benefits of your favorite essential oils throughout the day. Simply apply your essential oil of choice to the lava beads and let it soak in.

$28.99 Retail | made by oilers!

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VERÁGE SKIN CARE COLLECTION

The Verage Skin Care Collection contains only the best natural ingredients of doTERRA essential oils, emollients, and plant extracts that will leave skin feeling nourished and hydrated while encouraging confidence through reduced signs of visible aging.

$112.66 Retail | $84.50 Wholesale

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BEANIE - PEACE • LOVE • OIL

Peace • Love • Oils in symbols High-quality embroidery

THE BEANIE: Messy hair, don't care when you have a cute oil themed beanie! One Size, 100% Acrylic, Soft, comfortable fit (not super tight for the average size head) Hand washable, Length: Approx. 12"

** take approximately 14-21 days to deliver.ORDER BY FRIDAY, DEC 8TH TO GET BY DECEMBER 23RD!

$19.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

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NESPRESSO LATTISSIMA ONE

One capsule. One touch. One perfect latte. Only by De'Longhi. Discover lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and coffees in Nespresso capsule convenience at home using one-touch, single serve espresso machine. Its new and innovative fresh milk system takes simplicity to the next level when it comes to recipe preparation or cleaning. Each machine includes a complimentary welcome set with a range of Nespresso capsules with unique aromatic profiles.

$246.99 Retail | This has been on my list forever!

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DIY CHANUKAH HOUSE

Manischewitz's Do-It-Yourself Chanukah House Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit, comes with everything included in the box. 3 icing colors, sprinkles, mini beads, fondant, six-point star, menorah & mezuzah sugar decorations, and sanding sugar!

$31.95 Retail | totally adorbs and delish!

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NINTENDO LABO TOY-CON VARIETY KIT

Make two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Fishing Rod, a Motorbike, a House, and a Piano using engineered, pre-cut cardboard sheets and fun, interactive instructions. Then, Play! Steer the RC Car, reel in fish from the ocean, drive your Motorbike, interact with a creature in the House, and play tunes on the Piano. Then, discover how it all comes to life with Nintendo Switch technology and, in Toy-Con Garage, invent new ways to play!

$66.99 Retail | get your gamer to expand their gameplay

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MIRACLES NOW- GABBY BERNSTEIN

Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems—stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This book is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now.

$12.64 Paperback | $5.62 Kindle

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THE LIFELONG VITALITY PACK

The Lifelong Vitality Pack is full of essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and lifelong vitality. The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness.

$106.00 Retail | $79.50 Wholesale

A Daily Health and Wellness Routine is so Important!

Life can get crazy during the holiday season, so I wanted to make sure you weren't without a guide to your own daily health and wellness. I like to stick to this basic daily routine to keep my mind, emotions, and physical body in happy working order!

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WONDERSHOP CAT TOY SET

The Wondershop cat toy cylinder gift set contains eight irresistible toys for hours of enjoyment. Each toy is sure to please and entertain the most finicky of cats.

$6.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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HARRY POTTER 12 DAYS OF SOCKS

My friend Sarah got this for me and I'm totally obsessed! Keep your favorite Harry Potter fan delighted long after the holiday is over with the Harry Potter Letter 12 Days of Socks set. The box features 12 different tabs featuring a unique Harry Potter image, which reveals a pair of Harry Potter socks when opened. They'll get a variety of colors, with all the houses and various other Hogwarts and wizard-themed designs. A mix of Harry Potter ankle socks and crew socks provide versatile wear all year round.

$15.00 Retail | no trip to Diagon Alley necessary!

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TWO SMALL HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS

Himalayan Salt Lamps are said to release negative salt ions by heating. This can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.The Himalayan Salt Lamps release their special properties through the introduction of heat. These special properties, such as negative ions, are responsible for promoting the health and wellness of individuals. Individuals can breathe more easily and many ailments and allergies that frequently afflict them start to disappear.

$19.99 Retail | your woo-woo bestie will love this!

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ESSENTIAL GODDESS WORKBOOK

Essential Goddess: A 21 day Self Care Guide with Essential Oils & Extra Woo! What’s it all about? Essential Goddess is a workbook that is created to help you get to know who you are, and utilize the powerful benefits of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint Essential Oils. This 21 day guide is a journey in self discovery and self care. By the end of your 21 days, you will have discovered your favorite flavors of self care, and some of your favorite ways to use essential oils in your self care practice!

$15.99 Retail | Yes! I DID write this book!

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BAKING & OILS RAGLAN SHIRT

This 3/4 Sleeve Raglan is flattering on many body types. It’s made with a *lightweight* French terry material, and is remnant of a sweatshirt with its boxy shape and wide banded arm cuffs and hem. The unfinished raw edges on the wide open neckline gives it that up-to-date fashionable 'edge'.These shirts run small, so if you enjoy a looser fit, please size up and if you plan to wear it off-the-shoulder consider sizing up TWO sizes! Order by FRIDAY, DEC 8th to get by December 23rd!

$29.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

Don't forget to practice self care thoughout your holiday shopping. Practice gratitude and share loving kindness with others. I hope that this gift guide will lighten your load a bit, and help make your holiday season a bit brighter and cheerier! 

xoxo all my love,

Dalea

2018 Reading List!

Tomorrow is the start of a NEW YEAR and I wanted to share my reading list with you for 2018! I'm so looking forward to renewing myself, exploring new books, and personal development! Most of these books have been sitting on my shelf for the last 365 days... so I'm really stoked to dive into them! Without further ado, here are the books I intend to read in 2018!

Are any of these books on your list for the upcoming year? Share with me in the comments which books you have loved, what you plan to read, and what you are reading right now! I can't wait to hear!

Happy New Year Oilers!

Essential Goddess

Most of you may know that I love to write, and many of you don't. Some of you know that I use essential oils, that I'm a bit of a hippie, and that I'm obsessed with self care, all things woo, and personal development.

I was recently inspired to create and write a workbook "Essential Goddess" that helps women discover more of who they are, give them a safe space to journal while they experience the powerful benefits of essential oils, and their spirituality. Check out the book trailer below to take a peek at what Essential Goddess is all about!

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This dream recently came to life and my book is available on Amazon TODAY! I'm so grateful to my community for their inspiration in this project, to my family, and to the countless friends who cheered me on in this process. I especially want to thank my parents, Daren and Martina, my husband Brien and son Daen, Crystal Schwanke, and the entire oil community. Without you, this would never have been possible!

It's funny, because this is not my first book or project I have written, but in my heart I knew that this needed to be the first one to see the light. This workbook has awakened parts of me that I thought were long lost in the past, and has inspired me to continue writing. I also wanted to give a special thanks to Kathrin for her encouragement, motivation and her playlist! lol

I hope that you enjoyed this Book Trailer, and get a glimpse of what "Essential Goddess" is about. Available TODAY on Amazon!

Get the Book on Amazon!

Growing your Team & Yourself

Many of us have built our business without placements from our uplines. Growing your team, is then a challenge set out for you... and of course your leaders alongside you. Within this journey of growth, things shift, things change, you will adapt, you will grow, you will move on... you will find yourself discovering things you didn't realize you had in you. Today we are going to talk about how growing yourself, has a direct impact on your team, and a direct impact on your team expanding as well.

In my own journey in this business, I have waxed and waned like the moon. I have strayed from parts of myself, and ultimately come back to myself. I'm tired of hiding my hippie-dippieness from others, and I'm at peace now with where I'm at. Continuing to learn, and to grow, is something that has always fascinated me. I remember sitting on the floor in the bookstore (in the self help section) poring over books as a tween, and it's still the first place I go to whenever I'm in a bookstore. Let's get raw and real here for a second...

Self growth is effing hard. 
It's hard.
It's work.
and most people don't want to take the time to do it.

Don't let this be you. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, that I wouldn't be where I am in this business today, if I wasn't constantly working on my mindset. Mindset work is what got me through the rough patches in my business, through difficulties in my friendships, through trying times in my marriage, through difficult days as a mom, and through moments in leadership where I have felt like I failed my community. If you are a perfectionist, I'm sure you can relate to feeling like what you are doing isn't enough. This is a feeling I have struggled with since childhood. Working on my mindset, has really helped me to squash those negative feelings and (honestly) false beliefs about myself, so that I can rise up and better serve my team.

We are in the business of serving others. Your community is there for you to serve,  and to keep on serving. If your brain is maxed out on negative crap, you're not going to show up for your people in the way they need, or maybe even at all. Remember I said that Self Growth is effing hard? That also means that this business isn't for everyone. If you aren't even willing to work on yourself, to make sure the very best version of you is showing up to serve... things are not going to pan out the way that you'd like. Just being honest with you.

So... I will share a few books with you that have helped me grow on this journey, and I hope that they support you well in yours.

There are so many more, this just scratches the surface. I didn't want to inundate you with a list so long that you felt overwhelmed. This will at least give you a place where you can get started and get moving forward in your own self growth. I would love to know which of these you have read, are reading, or plan to read next! Share with me in the comments so I can cheer you on!

Book Review: You are a badass at Making Money

After reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, I was so excited to learn of her writing a follow up... You are a Badass at Making Money! Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite takeaways and thoughts about this book. Much like the first book, I thought it was an easy ready with great content. If you don't like cussing, you might be distracted, but I don't think it takes away from the content at all really.

This book is all about releasing the limitations you have around money. Example, if you cringe at the title of this book... you have some issues to work out with money! Jen breaks this down, it's simple, relatable, and all about shaping your mindset around money. Each chapter has practical steps you can take, including journaling, to help you get to where you want to be with money.

My Takeaways

-"One of the biggest obstacles to making lots of money is not a lack of good ides or opportunities or time, or that we're too slovenly or stupid, it's that we refuse to give ourselves permission to become rich." page 14

-"The walls of your comfort zone are lovingly decorated with you lifelong collection of favorite excuses." page 36

-"Money is Currency and Currency is Energy. Money is a blank slate that gets its value from the energy and meaning we give it." page 67

-"You have to want your dreams more than you want your drama." page 90

-"The thoughts, beliefs, and emotions we don't consciously reject, we unconsciously accept." page 131

-"When it comes to changing your life, if you're not scared, you're doing something wrong." page 137

-"You can't see the silver lining through victim goggles." page 158

-"You can have your ego, or you can have your dreams." page 213

I definitely recommend grabbing You are a Badass at making Money and reading it. This is a book I know I will come back to again and again for inspiration, as well as the writing exercises.

Grab "You are a Badass at making Money" Here!

Book Review: The War of Art

The War of Art: Break through the Blocks and Win your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield Ok. If you don't have this book yet... you're going to want to get it, and FAST!

If you already have this book, and haven't gotten around to reading it yet, pick it up and read it. You are in for a serious treat.

The first thing I fell in love with, was the structure in which this book is laid out. It is a super simple, and quick read. Some of the pages aren't even fully covered in words, but oh boy, are those words efficient at getting the message across. I absolutely recommend reading this if you are at all struggling with your passion(s) in life, and need the motivation to move forward and push past your resistance, and becoming a professional. Not only is this a great book for your own personal development, but it also helps you identify new ways to help others if you work in a team our group environment like I do.

MY TAKEAWAYS:

-"We can navigate by Resistance, letting it guide us to that calling or action that we must follow before all others. Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it." page 12

-"Casting yourself as the victim is the antithesis of doing your work. Don't do it. If you're doing it, stop." page 28

-"Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it. If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death."  page 39

-"The amateur plays for fun. The professional plays for keeps. To the amateur, the game is his avocation. To the pro it's his vocation. The amateur plays part-time, the professional full-time. The amateur is a weekend warrior. The professional is there seven days a week. The word amateur comes from the Latin root meaning "to love." The conventional interpretation is that the amateur pursues his calling out of love, while the pro does it for money. Not the way I see it. In my view, the amateur does not love the game enough. If he did, he would not pursue it as a sideline, distinct from his "real" vocation. The professional loves it so much he dedicates his life to it. He commits full-time. That's what I mean when I say turning pro. Resistance hates it when we turn pro." page 62-63

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There is so much juicy goodness in this book and like I mentioned, it is a super quick read. Soak it up and drink it in, because this book is a win! Grab yourself a copy here!

Self-Care Playbook

Fill up your cup. Literally, with something lovely like tea, coffee, or essential oil water... and metaphorically with quiet time and things that make you light up inside. We ALL need to do this. Most of us KNOW that we need to do this, we either just choose not to, or end up not making our happiness a priority. This is bad. You have to live with you for the rest of you life, no? Why would you want to live that life unhappy? Why would you choose to give into resistance and allow your happiness to fall off of your priority list?

As my good friend Angela says, "STOP IT!"

Seriously. Stop. It.

If you spent even just 10 minutes a day, carefully and mindfully tending to your own needs, be they quiet time (meditation, yoga, a walk), reading something inspiring, drinking a cup of something fantastic and slowly savoring every sip, writing in a gratitude journal whatever is going to wake up that sparkle in your heart... those 10 minutes can transform your day. If you do this regularly, think of what an impact that can have on your life.

If you are working hard, and constantly pouring yourself into that work, and into others, you MUST... MUST find, and make the time to fill up your cup. This is key to avoid experiencing burnout. I can tell you from experience. I am a work horse. I will just keep going and going. BUT, if I'm not taking time for self care, or for gratitude, I turn into a grumpy gus and I'm no fun to be around. No one wants to play with the grumpy kid on the playground. And rightly so!

Who wants to hang around someone that is just seeping negativity? Yeah, not me! And I'm sure not you either.

So, how we remedy burnout, and a case of the negs is Self care. Gratitude. Filling up your cup. We tell people all the time to take care of themselves, and we need to start looking in the mirror when we say these things. Literally. Mirror work is awesome.

I use this quiet time in many ways, and I will share one of the tools I use with you. This is my Self Care Journal. It asks me all the right questions and puts my heart and brain in the right place. It really gives me that check in with myself, to see if I'm actively taking care of me.

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This Self Love Journal really helped me turn things around and believe in myself especially on those "grumpy gus" days. Sometimes getting things down on paper, and turing it around, finding the silver lining in our stuckness can be super invigorating!

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You DESERVE to live a happier and more joyful life, and taking the time (as much as you can squeeze in) to get yourself into a more positive state of mind, is critical to getting there. Stop wasting time thinking about "I would be so much happier if..." you can choose to be happier right now, even for just a sliver of your day.

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If you aren't sure where to start in helping yourself get to a more peaceful place and a happier state of mind, I would recommend starting here. It's a fun and simple way to put a bit more smile in your style.

And of course, there are oils that you can utilize to help promote a positive and uplifting mood!

I love love LOVE Wild Orange for this!

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Not only is Wild Orange uplifting to the mind and body, but you can also use it in these ways:

• Powerful cleanser and purifying agent

• Protects against seasonal and environmental threats

• High in antioxidants

 

AND you have the added benefit of a joyful disposition when you are using it. Whoop whoop!

Book Review: You are a Badass

You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life, by Jen Sincero

I just read this book and I will have to tell you, I absolutely loved it!

Overall, I thought it was an easy read, with wonderful concepts that will help you grow... but only if you actually implement them. Now, as the title would suggest, if you aren't a fan of moderate cursing, this book probably isn't for you. I thought the voice of the writer was super down to earth, relatable, and easy to follow along with. If you are a quick reader, you could easily knock this book out in a weekend, as its about 250 pages long.

Many of the concepts in this book, in relation to personal development and growth, aren't new or mind blowing, BUT they are presented in a new way that is likely to get you excited about implementing them in your life. I absolutely love her recurring theme that you will come to smile about throughout the entire book.

MY TAKEAWAYS:

-"Watching someone else totally go for it can be incredibly upsetting to the person who's spent a lifetime building a solid case for why they themselves can't." page 43

-"Comparison is the fastest way to take all the fun out of life." page 61

-"All that matters is what's true for you, and if you can stay connected to that without straying, you will be a mighty superhero." page 67

-"Your job isn't to know the how, it's to know the what and be open to discovering, and receiving the how." page 96

-"Forgiving isn't about being nice to them, it's about being nice to yourself." page 123

-"Because so often when we say we're unqualified for something, what we're really saying is that we're too scared to try it, not that we can't do it." page 151

-"If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not,  you''l find an excuse." page 153

-"Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture." page 197

I would absolutely recommend getting a copy of this book for yourself. Mark it up. Write in it. Highlight it. Make it your own. This is the kind of book you will want to revisit at least a couple times a year, and really practice implementing the concepts Sincero covers throughout the book.

Grab a copy of the book for yourself here: