7 ways to declutter for spring without spending money

7 ways to declutter for spring without spending money

7 ways to declutter for spring without spending money

spring cleaning

Spring cleaning really should extend to more corners of our lives than the corners of our homes.

Do you ever notice how fresh and light you feel when you clean your house for spring? Try it on your life in just one weekend, and you’ll feel more refreshed than you can imagine.

I’ve got some great suggestions on how to clear that clutter out of your life to welcome positivity along with the warmer weather.

  1. Adjust your finances – Do you have auto-renew memberships you’re not utilizing? Paying too much for your insurance? Spending too much on coffee? Take a look at your finances and find ways to trim out unnecessary expenses. Bonus: you’ll have more money for what matters!
  2. Get spring cleaning on wheels – Messy cars can make you feel cluttered and uneasy on the road. Give it a good cleaning inside and out, and you’ll feel like a new person.
  3. Free your mind – Our minds suffer the most when we have too much going on. This spring, start meditating to clear out the things that are holding you back. You’ll free your mind and relieve that mental fatigue for better clarity. Try downloading an app like Headspace or Calm, and work on meditating for 10 minutes a day.
  4. Tidy up your schedule – Are you so busy running here and there with the kids, trying to make it to soccer games and parties and everything in between? Tighten up your schedule and stop trying to please everyone. Focus on what really needs to be done, and leave wiggle room for adding in last minute things that come up. With a less cluttered schedule.
  5. Clean up your routine – If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, you probably are. Try shaking up your routine any way you can. It could be as simple as jogging the opposite direction around your favorite lake, trying a new class at the gym, or doing something you’ve always wanted to do for yourself each week.
  6. Delete unproductive apps – Are you spending too much time scrolling through social media? Perhaps you’ve got a time-wasting game on there you’re ready to ditch, also. Toss those out if you’re wasting time on them, and you’ll find you have more time to do things you love.
  7. Make a spring resolution – Who says the New Year is the only time you can set goals and charge ahead for them? I say spring forward toward them with a proper resolution — what’s your spring resolution?

Which one of these suggestions do you feel compelled to move forward with?

Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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One of the Simplest Ways to Improve Your Health

One of the Simplest Ways to Improve Your Health

One of the Simplest Ways to Improve Your Health

Walking Challenge

I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you’re as excited as I am about this Daily Walking Challenge throughout March.

If you are looking for easy and inexpensive ways to improve your health, drinking enough water and taking daily walks are two things that are completely free and have excellent health benefits. We know that exercise is essential, but for some of us, intense exercise is too intimidating, or maybe we feel limited by our strength or stamina. Walking is a fantastic low-intensity exercise that you can do daily to offer you many physical and mental benefits. You don’t even need a gym or any equipment to do it.

Walking improves your cardiovascular health and significantly reduces the risk of common chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that walking daily stabilizes insulin levels and lowers blood pressure. It also improves digestion and gut health. Walking can also improve your mental health and overall mood.

If you’re ever feeling sluggish, tired, unmotivated, or even frustrated and upset, a walk (especially outdoors) will help tremendously — it can clear your head and get those endorphins flowing. If you have trouble falling asleep, walking will significantly improve your quality of sleep. Exercise stimulates the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you fall asleep. So take note of your quality of sleep throughout the month and see if it naturally improves with your daily walks.

Walking has benefits for your entire body, and your joints are no exception. Often in older age, people are scared to exercise because it puts too much pressure on the joints. However, doing no exercise significantly worsens joint pain.

Try to set realistic goals for your daily walks so that you don’t feel intimidated or unmotivated. Start with 10-15 minutes a day until you start to build the habit, then increase your distance or time.

Join us in my Facebook Group this month for more support with making movement a priority! Click here to join us!

Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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Take Back Your Mornings

Take Back Your Mornings

Take Back Your Mornings

Master Your Morning Routine

It’s possible to have a productive morning without anxiety and overwhelm before you start your work day.

When you add more intentional steps to your morning, your energy is created from within. Coffee is great, but have you ever tasted a cacao chai latte?

I love and still drink coffee, but I don’t drink it to wake up or get going or get creative. That’s what my morning routine is for. I wake up and take small intentional actions that lead to me starting my day with more meaning and calm.

This guide is for you if:
  • You need “me time” before other priorities and responsibilities take over for the day
  • You want to move your body or get organized to help reduce the stress of the day
  • You want to start your day off on the right note— in a positive and relaxed way

Some days don’t always go as planned, but it’s easier to stay in a positive space instead of allowing one bad thing to derail your mood and progress for the day.

I created this guide for you because it has helped me make more of my mornings and have better days, even throughout quarantine. Learning and practicing these short rituals everyday has helped me become more aware of my thoughts/feelings and how I spend my time. This guide is a collection of all of the things I do to stay on top of my day and create the future I want.

The Morning Routine guide and workbook is full of great ideas, thoughtful workbook prompts, a morning routine template, a progress tracker, and a bonus on how to create epic affirmations so you can start living on purpose. Plus, my #1 PIECE OF ADVICE that I want you to take with you it’s the only thing you do.

Grab the guide and a lovely self-care goodie box to go with it and get ready to become a renewed version of yourself.

Plus, if you’re one of the first 5 people to get the guide and goodie box, you get a free call with me to go over the guide, your plan, and any other questions you have about creating your ideal morning routine.

Don’t wait! Sign up today! Click here now to grab the guide and self-care goodie box!

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 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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5 Simple Tips to Easily Read More Books This Year

5 Simple Tips to Easily Read More Books This Year

5 Simple Tips to Easily Read More Books This Year

5 Simple tips to Easily Read 12 Books in a Year

The 5 steps I took to read 15 books in 2020.

1. Decide why you want to read

Is it because you want to learn a new skill or more about a topic? Do you want a new action plan? Do you want to hear how someone overcame something you’re struggling with? Or, do you just love fiction–a good mystery or mushy love story to spark your imagination? Whatever it is, know why you want to read, it’ll help make reading and finishing the book more powerful to your purpose.

2. Make time

I promise you have time. In my case, I had plenty of time before bed, it was just a matter of declaring that my bed time routine was going to include reading 30-45 minutes before lights out. I got ready for bed earlier than usual (which meant less tv during the weekdays) and had time to read.

3. Start small

You don’t have to start with 30 minutes right away. Start with one paragraph or one chapter. See how long it takes you. Then add on from there. Before you know it reading for 30-45 minutes will come naturally and you’ll look forward to it everyday. I also created a dedicated page in my bullet journal to track my progress and keep me accountable.

4. Put your phone away!

Hide your phone somewhere out of reach when you want to read. There’s nothing worse than your focus being disturbed by your phone when your mind is deep in a book. For me, my bedtime routine doesn’t include my phone. I set alarms, disconnect from WiFi and put it away when I get in bed. Reading time > Phone time. Reading before bed helps me ease into relaxation mode and I notice my body’s signals for sleep a lot easier than if I was watching t.v. If I need to take notes, I take notes in my book or in a notebook if I’m reading something super juicy.

5. Have a back up book

It’s ok if the book you were into for a few weeks gets hard or boring. My advice is to push through, or read a chapter near the end to get re-inspired, or hit pause and read the first chapter of your back up book. Hopefully this will re-motivate you to finish the first one so you can dive into the next one. I like to have a new book ready for when I finish.

That’s how I read 15 books in a year. I can’t wait to dive into reading in 2021. What are you reading right now? I love personal development books! What are some of your favorites?

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 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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Boost your Immunity for Winter Wellness with Oregano

Boost your Immunity for Winter Wellness with Oregano

Boost your Immunity for Winter Wellness with Oregano

Winter wellness

With cold and flu season among us,

it seems wise to do what you can to boost your immunity and stay on top of your vitamin D levels this season.


After getting my lab results back a few days ago, I was shocked to learn that my vitamin D levels were lower than the recommend average (30 ngl-80 ngl). While I was surprised, I was also relieved because I had recently purchased a bottle of vitamin D3 in my last Thrive Market order and I knew exactly what I needed to start doing, asap.

This was my first time ever getting my vitamin D levels checked, and you can easily work with your health care provider to find out your vitamin D levels or take an at home test through Everlywell.

Since my results, I’ve been taking vitamin D every night and plan on upping the dose for a few days to do my best to get them up. I’ll also be boosting my immunity with my favorite oregano gel caps and other home remedies.

Boosting your immunity and respiratory care is something to be more mindful of now more than ever. That’s why I’m really excited to share an amazing giveaway with you today! 

Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

The team over at North American Herb and Spice have graciously gifted me with one of their Winter Wellness Premiere 2 bundles to give to one of my subscribers.

I’ve been a fan of their Oregano Oil products for two years now, and can personally say–with a lot of confidence–that their sinus spray saved my sinus. I no longer have sinus pain (aka bacteria ) in my cheek, brow or temple.

I whole heartedly believe in the power of oregano and other herbs for their healing properties.

If boosting you or your families immunity is top of the list for you this winter, then click here to enter the giveaway. Check out my latest post on Instagram to enter.

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Soothing Non-Toxic Hand Soap [ 4 Ingredients ]

Soothing Non-Toxic Hand Soap [ 4 Ingredients ]

Soothing Non-Toxic Hand Soap [ 4 Ingredients ]

Did you know you can easily make your own soothing non-toxic hand soap at home only using 4 ingredients?

Foaming hand soap has been a favorite thing of mine since I discovered it. Like, what did we do before it, gel hand soap?…😊 But with hand soap comes a myriad of skin chapping chemicals that you don’t want to use everyday.

Triclosan Antimicrobial pesticides toxic to the aquatic environment; may also impact human reproductive systems.one of the main ingredients in anti-bacterial hand soaps and body washes.
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl SulfateSLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. SLES is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh.A foaming agent in most hand soaps and shampoos.

Luckily, you can replicate a similar soap at home that  cleans dirt and removes bacteria, and is safe for you and your family to use, everyday.

I created this hand soap after feeling frustrated about having severely dry hands during the winter months in Oklahoma. My hands would feel so dry even after applying moisturizer to them.

What I realized was that I was constantly washing my hands with my favorite foaming hand soap multiple times a day.

After studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I learned that what we put on our body is just as important as what goes in it. It was obvious to me what was making my hands so dry, the one thing I used every day, morning, noon, and night. My foaming hand soap!

I had already given my moisturizers an overhaul after experiencing a similar drying effect on my face (another story) so I decided it was time to remove the harmful chemicals from my soaps and shampoos. I immediately went to my local health food store and came home with what is now my staple recipe for natural hand soap. Good-bye sandpaper hands!

Soothing Non-Toxic Hand Soap

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 60

Equipment

  • empty foaming hand soap bottle (preferably glass)
  • small funnel (optional)

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Soap
  • 3/4 cup Distilled water
  • 2 Teaspoons Apricot Oil or any natural oil like almond or jojoba
  • 10-15 drops Lavender Essential Oil naturally anti-bacterial or any anti (viral, bacterial, fungal) essential oil blend

Instructions

  • Using the funnel, add the soap, oil, and water to the bottle.
  • Next, gently places drops of the desired essential oil into the bottle
  • Place the cap on the bottle and shake gently.
  • Pump twice to get the soap moving, lather, rinse, repeat.
  • Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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