Practice Random Acts Of Kindness

Practicing random acts of kindnessWhen was the last time you intentionally practiced a random act of kindness? How about the last time someone was randomly kind to you? Do you have to think about it? That means it is your time to make someones day. I want to offer you some ways you can practice random acts of kindness. The thought behind your act of kindness is to motivate the next person to pay it forward. Your turn will come when it is payed back to you…Karma baby!

“If WE ALL DO one random act of kindness daily, WE JUST MIGHT SET THE WORLD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.” ~ Martin Kornfeld

Pay It Forward

  • When you are in the drive thru line at your local coffee shop…pay for the person behind you
  • Donate clothes, books and other items to a shelter
  • Donate food to the homeless
  • Bring a snack into work to share
  • Make dinner for a sick friend or new mom
  • Pay the toll for the next 3 people in line
  • Write a letter to a grandparent or old friend
  • Pick fresh flowers for a friend
  • Help out at a nursing home or animal shelter
  • Give your time to a food bank
  • Leave a toy at the children’s hospital
  • Smile at a stranger
  • Give a compliment
  • Hold the door for someone
  • Leave school supplies at a local school for kids in need
  • Buy diapers for a new mom or a low income family
  • Ship a care package to a soldierPractice random acts of kindness
  • Leave quarters at the laundromat or a parking meter
  • Give a scarf to someone in need on a cold day
  • Shovel a neighbors driveway
  • Randomly thank a teacher
  • Offer your seat
  • Bake for the local firefighters
  • Forgive mistakes
  • Stop a negative conversation
  • Pick up litter
  • Donate to a charity
  • Donate blood
  • Tip generously to your waiter(ess)
  • Give positive feedback to someone
  • Ask someone how their day is going

There are so many ways to pay it forward. All it takes is 1 act of kindness to make someones day. I promise it will make your day too. We can make the world a better place, one person at a time.

KINDNESS “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Unknown

I would love to hear how you are going to pay it forward. Let your random act of kindness motivate others!

I hope this post finds you healthy and happy.

You are special…pass it on.

Rachel Grace

Becoming Your Best Self

Becoming Your Best Self

We all strive to be healthy, happy and successful. Some days we feel more accomplished than others and some days we are just (for lack of a better word) stuck. Today I want to share some great advice that was passed on to me that I am truly grateful for. I hope this advice might stick with you, especially on those “stuck” kind of days. Here’s to you for becoming your best self…

Forgive and Heal

Drama happens. Sometimes it is inevitable. You have to decide if you are going to let issues from the past dictate how you feel today or how you will feel or act in the future. Can you let said past problems roll off your shoulders or maybe you need to confront the issue head on. Whatever you decide make sure it sits well with you. Built up anger leads to stress, anxiety and depression which in turn leads to bad health. Is it really worth it? Try to forgive and move on. Could you even possibly thank the situation for happening because maybe somehow now you are a different person because of it. Even if it taught you one thing about yourself you were not aware of before. Maybe you’re proud of how you handled the situation or maybe you found something you could work on to move forward on becoming a better you. Once you forgive you can lay the situation to bed and heal.

Meditate

I know I talk about this a lot and I know some people think it is not for them. I can promise you that if you get nothing else out of it you will get the feeling of calmness. Calm people are usually more rational and pleasant to be around. They are better at keeping stress levels down and tend to lead a healthier life. Want to try meditating now!? Try 5 minutes a day for one work week (Monday – Friday) to sit in silence and relax. Maybe you’ll miss it Saturday and crave that 5 minutes of peace. Here are more helpful tips for you on meditating.

Take Care Of Your Body Like Your Life Depends On It…because basically it does

That means eat healthy: greens, beans, fruits and steamed Becoming your best selfvegetables are your essential daily foods for optimal health.

Get some fresh air, take a walk, try some light weights, anything to get you moving and your heart rate up is so important.

Make A Life You Look Forward To Living

Make sure you have someone or something in your life that genuinely makes you happy. Reach out to an old friend and make a plan to catch up. Go on an adventure and see an area near you that you have never explored before. Set a goal so you have something you look forward to obtaining. Reach that goal then make another! Only you can make your life what you want it to be. So go out there and live it. Take risks. If they don’t work out at least you tried instead of always wondering what if.

Offer The World Your Help

Are you really good at something, do you have a special talent, Becoming your best selfare you easy to talk to? Good…go and share it throughout your community. It takes one kind act to make someones day and I can guarantee it will make you feel pretty woderful too.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

Believe In Your Gut Feelings

Your gut is usually right. Yeah, that sounded weird but it’s true. If something inside you is telling you “this is not right” or “this is going to help you” go with it. Deep down you know what is best for you.

Push Your Boundries A Little Everyday

Do something that scares you or puts you out of your comfort zone at the very least once a week. By doing this it opens up doors to new possibilites that you never realized existed to you before because you were a bit nervous or uncomfortable to try. What to you have to loose? Add a little excitement to your life!

If It Does Not Serve You, Let It Go

Don’t let clutter in your body, mind or home for that matter weigh you down. If you know longer have purpose for something even a feeling…let it go.

“When you let go of what doesn’t serve you,you make room for what does.” ~Unknown

Love Who You Are

Becoming your best selfIf you don’t love yourself, why should someone else? Accept, nourish and love who you are. There is no one like you in this world and thank God for that because that is what makes YOU so special. Embrace who you are and what you have and most importantly be proud of it!

“I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated”    ~Hussein Nishah

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy.

Now go live your life!!!

Rachel Grace

Food That Boost Immunity

Food that boost immunityNow that it is getting cooler outside and the common cold is beginning to spread it is especially important to keep your immune system healthy and ready to fight anything that wants to attack.

Maintaining a healthy immune system means you are helping prevent infections and germs from invading your lymph nodes, cells and organs. A healthy fuctioning immune system also aids in warding off digestive complications, fatigue, allergies, and horrible illnesses such as cancer.

Weather change is not the only issue that can contribute to a weakened immune system. Lack of sleep, emotional stress, the use of too many antibiotics, lack of exercise, overexposure to toxins from the environment as well as a poor diet and hygiene are also contibutors to a weakened immune system.

Luckily, you can help boost your immune system by dedicating yourself to a healthy lifestyle eating habit.

Foods That Boost Your Immune System

  • Probiotic Yogart or Kefir – Eating probiotic yogarts daily helps with the development of white blood cells which help decrease the possibility and/or duration of infections.
  • Tumeric – I love this stuff! I add it to eggs, chicken, potatoes as well as warm water with cinnamon and honey for a comforting, healthy tea. Tumeric aids in the resistance to infections.
  • Garlic – Look here for the very important reasons why garlic should be a staple in your life. Try to eat 2 – 3 raw cloves (either whole or minced on food) a day to receive immunity boosting benefits.
  • Green Tea – Green tea is filled with antioxidants to help fight free-radical damage. Aim to drink 3 cups a day. More reasons here to drink this powerful tea!
  • Ginger – Ginger is good for blood circulation as well as having the ability to break down toxins gathered in the body. Eat it whole, crushed in food or drink it as a tea at least once a day to help boost your immunity.
  • Lemons – Squeeze that lemon over your food or into a cup of warm water for your body to absorb the vitamin C it needs to fight off infections. Want to learn more about the benefits of lemon water? Read this!
  • Cranberries – Cranberries are known to have great andFood that boost immunity powerful antioxidant, antiviral and anticancer properties…need I say more!?
  • Mushrooms – Mushrooms are rich in fiber, B vitamins, calcium and vitamin C to name a few, which all help maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Raw Broccoli – This is one of the healthiest vegetables for your body because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that have the power to fight off infection. Cooking broccoli can take away its super powers, so it is best to eat it raw.
  • Citrus – This is something you want to eat daily whether you have a cold or not to keep your immune system tip-top. Vitamin C increases white blood cell production which keeps infections at bay.
  • Hot Liquid Chicken Soup –  The hot liquid from this Food that boost immunitysoup clears nasal passages and kills off bad bacteria.
  • Carrots – The beta-carotene in carrots helps support the respiratory and intestinal tract making it more difficult for bad bacteria to enter the bloodstream.

So there you have it! Try out your local Farmers Market or go straight to the produce section of your food store and take this list with you. Try out different recipes or eat them as is. Just make sure to keep a healthy eating habit so you can keep a healthy immune system.

Be Happy, Stay Healthy!

Rachel Grace

 

Balancing Your Chakras

Balancing Your ChakrasIf there was a way that you could naturally help heal yourself would you give it a try?

There are 7 points on our body where the energy flows. They are located down the center, from the top of the head to the base of the spine. We have the ability to target these “spiritual centers” to help ourselves heal both physically and mentally….they are called our chakras.

It is believed by many that if any of our chakras are blocked it could lead to illness because our energy can not freely flow. This guide will help you determine which, if any, of your chakras are blocked.

The Seven Chakras

  1. Root Chakra (Red) – This is the chakra that makes us feel grounded. It is located at the base of the spine (the tailbone.)
  2. Sacral Chakra (Orange) – This chakra helps us embrace new experiences and people that come into our lives. This chakra is located 2 inches in and below our navel in the lower abdomin.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow) – With this chakra we are given the ability to be in control of our lives with confidence. The location of the Solar Plexus is in the upper abdomin.
  4. Heart Chakra (Green) – This chakra allows us to love. Its location is at the center of the chest, just above the heart.
  5. Throat Chakra (Blue) – The throat chakra gives us the power to communicate. It is located in…yes, you guessed it…the throat.
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Purple) – This gives us the ability to focus and notice “the big picture”. The Third Eye is right between the eyes in the forehead.
  7. Crown Chakra (White) – This is our highes chakra allowing us to be and feel fully, spiritually connected.

Balancing your chakrasSymptoms Of Blocked Chakra

  1. Root Chakra – The feeling of being “out of it”, not feeling safe, very tired may even have digestive issues such as constipation
  2. Sacral Chakra – Lack of creative juices flowing, no sexual desire, uncomfortable menstrual cycle
  3. Solar Plexis Chakra – Lack of self confidence and self worth, nausea, low blood sugar levels and upset digestive system
  4. Heart Chakra – You no longer care as much for others, heart issues and may have high blood pressure
  5. Throat Chakra – Have a hard time speaking up for yourself or for what you believe in, sore throat, thyroid issues
  6. Third Eye Chakras – Feeling depresses, headaches, migraines
  7. Crown Chakra – The feeling of being “disconnected”, not able to sleep or sleep too much

What Blocks Our Chakras

You may be asking yourself what blocks our chakras? The most common blockers are stress, poor diet, lack of exercise and negative thoughts. By committing to positive changes in your lifestyle you will have the power to unblock your chakras.

How To Cleanse And Unblock Your Chakras

This is where it gets fun. Be prepared to get to know and trust yourelf even more. You can do this daily or weekly to feel the benefits happening to your body. Lets cleanse and balance our chakras!

First: Find a quiet spot to sit, stand or lay so that you can comfortably meditate. If you would like guidance on how to meditate click here. This meditation should help you feel grounded or “one” with the universe.

Second: Imagine each chakra opening as if it were a flower about to bloom. Stay with that thought until the “flower” is fully bloomed before moving onto the next chakra. (AssociateBalancing your chakras each chakra with its color.) Start with the Root Chakra and work your way up. This may take about 5 minutes or so. Be patient. The more you practice, the easier it will be to imagine.

Third: Now that all of your “flowers” are bloomed you must now imagine a stream of white light powerfully entering your body from the Root Chakra one by one up to the Crown Chakra. Envision the 7 streams of white light through your body. Let this light flow for as long as you feel it should. Until all of your chakras feel unblocked.

Fourth: Now you have to turn off the white lights. One at a time turn off the flow from the Crown Chakra down the the Root Chakra. Imagine the white lights shutting off one by one until you are “grounded” again.

Fifth: It is time to partially close all 7 chakras, not completely close because we don’t want to shut off our chakras but we can’t leave them 100% open either. Keeping them open can run the risk of running out of energy and people abusing your generosity.

To do this imagine that you are closing a door (just don’t shut it). Close it until you feel comfortable with how much open space is left. Do this for each chakra starting at the Crown Chakra and work your way down. This will of course be different for everyone. After doing this so often you will know where you feel comfortable with the ajar door.

Sixth and Final Step: Get rid of the negative energy from your chakras by visualizing a gust of wind taking all of the negative junk far away from you leaving you with a cleared, peaceful and energized state of being.

Start Today!

There is no better time then now to heal your body. I would love to hear how you feel after balancing your chakras. I promise that your health and wellness can improve!

Be happy! Stay healthy!

Rachel Grace

Foot Detox At Home

Foot Detox At Home

Did you know that you are able to release all kinds of bad toxins from your body through your feet!? Amazing!

Why Give It A Try?

  • It can help cleanse your kidneys and liver
  • Enhance your immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • For cardiovascular health
  • Create a more balanced pH level

Shopping List

This  foot detox needs these special indredients:

  1. Epsom Salt – 1 cup…purchase HERE
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 cups…purchase HERE 
  3. Warm Water – 1/2 gallon
  4. Lavender Essential Oil – 5 to 10 drops…purchase HERE

Epsom Salt

Epsom salts are a great way for your body to absorb well needed magnesium that is depleted through many possible factors such as stress and anxiety. Epsom salts are also considered heart healthy because it can lower inflammation and improve circulation. This is a great option to help lower your blood pressure.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (best if you use raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasturized) is an added ingredient that is helpful if you have foot odor, as the ACV will dry out the feet and get rid of the unpleasant odor. It is also helpful for corn and calluses (painful, hard, thick skin) on the feet, sore and tired feet or if you have any kind of fungal infection in the toes or athlete’s foot.

Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil will promote calmness and relaxation.

Sit Back and Relax

Make it a point to detox your feet as often as once a day. At the end of a long day, place a bucket filled with the detox ingredients infront of the tv and watch your favorite 30 minute show or take that time to read…Hay, maybe even meditate 🙂

You will start to feel the benefits from this foot soak in 10 minutes but it is best to soak for at least 20 minutes daily.

Check with your doctor first if you suffer from seizures or wear a pacemaker. And don’t forget to stay hydrated with water during and after your detox.

Are you interested in a full body detox??? Look HERE for more information on that!

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy 🙂

 

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

 

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Legs Up The Wall

Legs Up The WallI have suffered from stress induced anxiety for years. Between health concerns and the unexpected issues that arise can be overwhelming at times and open that door to stressville city. Who hasn’t experienced stress? Please give me their name, I would love to know their secret.

Anyways, I turned to yoga and was amazed how wonderful and calm I felt walking out of class and for the rest of the day. I now teach yoga to children to help them learn ways to relax and find calmness in their world.

I have to say, my anxiety levels have gone down thanks to such yoga poses.

I am so happy to share with you a pose that I do in my adult yoga classes, as well as with my children yoga classes because it is so incredibly beneficial to everyone. So, if you ever experience stress in your life, you must put 5 minutes aside today and give this a try.

Oh, and if you are the .01% that does not have any stress in your life (GO YOU), here is a list of reasons I compiled as to why you should still give this pose a try 🙂

Legs Up The Wall

Yes, this is the easy name also known as Viparita Karani (Vip-par-ee-tah  car-AHN-ee). Viparita means turned around, reversed, inverted and Karani means doing, making, action.

Now that you know the technical name and meaning, you need to know what this pose can do for you.

Benefits Of Legs Up The Wall

  • Reverse blood flow to vital organs, ovaries, and bladder
  • Takes pressure off of the heart
  • Slows heart rate downLegs Up The Wall
  • Aids in digestion
  • Releases stress, tension and anxiety
  • Relieves swollen ankles and legs
  • Helps with varicose veins
  • Helps with sleep
  • Headache reducer
  • Aids in respiratory ailments
  • Gets all of your adrenal glands pumping
  • Helps relieve urinary disorders
  • Helps with both high and low blood pressure
  • Gives a lymphatic boost
  • Good for menopause
  • Alleviates menstrual cramps
  • Stretches back of neck, legs and front torso
  • Relieves symptoms of mild depression
  • Regrounds you
  • Leaves you feeling calm and relaxed

How To Master “Legs Up The Wall”

*Sit down facing the wall. Feel free to place blankets on either side of your bottom for added support.

*Lay on your back and place your feet on the wall, stretching upwards.

*Find your comfy spot. This means scootching your bottom forward or backwards, closer or farther away from the wall. You can place a pillow under your back if you are experiencing any back pains.

*Make sure there is no strain or pressure on your hamstrings.

*Rest your arms by your side – palms up

*Gently breathe in through your nose and out through either your nose or mouth (which ever is more relaxing to you).

Just So You Know

This is an easy enough pose for pretty much all age levels and abilities. This pose should never hurt or put any strain on any muscles or cause pain or discomfort of any kind.

As with most inversions, legs up the wall should be done with caution, especially if you have a serious eye issue such as glaucoma.

If you experience a tingly feeling in your feet or legs, simply Legs Up The Wallbend your knees touching the soles of your feet together and slide your feet down the wall allowing your heels to rest close to your pelvis. This should alleviate the tingling sensation.

You can also give your legs a rest if you need to by bending slightly at the Legs Up The Wallknee.

Remember, it only takes 5 minutes a day to gain all of these amazing benefits. My kids and I like to lay on a bed with our legs up the wall together while we relax before it is time to fall asleep. They honestly look forward to it….as do I.

Give it a go….5 minutes a day for a solid week and see how you feel. Of course you can lay there much longer if you would like. I can’t wait to hear how wonderful you feel afterwards!!!

Be Happy, Stay Healthy,

Rachel Grace

My Love For Coconut Oil

My Love For Coconut OilI discovered my love for coconut oil a few years ago when I was told that it could help with my digestive tract. It has been found that coconut oil puts less pressure on the digestive system and pancreas than other fats. Coconut oil is also known to be an anti-inflammatory oil.

After going to numerous doctors and trying countless medications I had had enough. I was all for trying something that was completely natural. I did lots of research and talked to lots of professionals (of all kinds) regarding natural remedies for health and figured, what do I have to loose?! After all, coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-viral and antibacterial.

 Years Later

Fast forward to years later…I not only use organic, extra virgin, cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil for my “tummy troubles” (which has helped heal my digestive tract) but for my hair, teeth and part of my daily beauty routine as well.

Coconut Oil Daily

Here is how I use my coconut oil on a daily basis: First thing in the morning (before eating anything) I oil pull for 20 minutes. You want to do this on an empty stomach so you don’t feel nauseous. Oil pulling is wonderful for you, your teeth and your gums! I then have my coffee for the day with 1 tbsp of coconut oil in it. I make my kids eggs in the morning with coconut oil. As a matter of fact, I use coconut oil instead of butter to cook the majority of our meals. You can melt coconut oil in place of butter and pour on your popcorn for a healthier option.

Coconut Oil For Beauty

As far as using coconut oil in my beauty routine, I wash my My Love For Coconut Oilface in the evening with coconut oil. It is amazing at getting off pesky mascara (just be careful not to get it in your eyes). It can cause your eyesight to be a bit blurry if you are not careful. I mix coconut oil with sugar and it becomes my face and body exfoliator. My skin feels extremely smooth and soft afterwards. It is able to get flaky, dry skin off of my lips too! I also make my own whipped body butter and coconut oil is a main ingredient in that!

Coconut Oil Uses Continued

When my children complain of itchy skin, I rub a little bit of coconut oil on the dry patches to relieve their discomfort. When my hair feels extra dry, I use my coconut oil as a hair mask. FYI, it may take a few washes to get it all out so I put more of the oil on the ends of my hair then the roots to cut down on unnecessary greasiness.
So, not only does my digestive tract thank me for giving coconut oil a try but so does my teeth, hair and skin. I have no idea how I ever lived without coconut oil. It is a definite staple in our house from here on out!
How do you use your coconut oil?
Rachel Grace

Benefits Of Fresh Garlic

Benefits of fresh garlicI know garlic is not typically a saught after food because it has a very destinctive taste (which I happen to love). It can also leave you with an after taste that may not be the most desireable on date night…just giving you a heads up. However, it has so many healing properties in it. 3 cloves of garlic have the same antibacterial activity as a standard dose of penicillin.” – Joe Robinson That is just one amazing quality of garlic.

Benefits of Fresh Garlic

I am going to dive right in and tell you why you should consume  fresh garlic on a daily basis.

  • Heart health
  • Boosts immune system
  • Cold and flu reducer
  • Aids in digestion
  • Cancer prevention
  • Improves circulation
  • Anti-fungal
  • Reduce heart attacks and strokes
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Breaks down blood clotsBenefits of fresh garlic
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Blood pressure management
  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Helps with respiratory problems
  • Reduces fat in the liver
  • Antioxidant
  • Raises energy levels
  • Good for diabetes
  • Helps relieve allergies
  • Helps with chronic bronchitis
  • Rids of yeast infections
  • Eliminate parasites
  • Strengthens joints

Phew! Need I say more on why you should eat this daily!?

How To Consume Garlic

Of course you can cook wth it but I like to crush it up and add it to a glass of warm water. You know, like a garlic tea. Yes, I actually do like this. Give it a try…you might just like it too! It has proven to be more beneficial to eat the cloves raw because there are more health benefits than eating it cooked. Allicin is the powerful factor of garlic we need for the magic to happen. Once you crush or cut the garlic, let it sit in the air for a bit before consuming to make sure you get the full benefits.

Start today. Eat a garlic clove a day! Stay healthy, be happy 🙂

Rachel Grace

 

 

Strategic Planning For Success

Strategic Planning For Success

We all have this vision of how we want our succes to play out. Success to you may have a completely different meaning of what success means to me.  Some view success as how much money one makes or how far one may travel. To others, success is having lots of love in their life and good health. No matter what success means to you, one thing we can all do is learn strategic planning for success. This will ensure that your goals for success are met…and then some.

Set Goals

I think it’s fair to say that it is kind of hard to accomplish goals if you don’t sit down and actually make them. So get out paper and a pen and write down your goals. No matter how small they may be at first. It is important to start somewhere. You can always add on or change your goals as you go along. Get started with making 3 goals for yourself.

For example:

Where do I see myself 6 months from now?

Where do I see myself 1 year from now?

Where do I see myself 3 years from now?

(Feel free to set your own timeline, just be realistic. My advice is to not pick a time frame too far away from today just yet. Strategic planning for successThis will make it more obtainable to achieve.)

Okay, now that you “can see yourself” where you hope to be in the near future, lets figure out how you are planning on getting there. What steps are you planning on taking to get where you want to be.

List 5 steps I need to take to move closer to my goal.

List what is slowing me down or in my way from going after my goal and keeping me from moving forward.

List how I am going to get over these obstacles.

Trust me, when you write down exactly what your plans are, you are way more likely to accomplish them!

Plan Your Day The Night Before

Now lets take it a day at a time. At night, before you settle down for the evening, make a list of the most important tasks you must accomplish the next day. When you wake up in the morning you now will have direction of how to go about your day. Make sure to tackle something that will bring you a step closer to your goal.

An example: If better health is a goal, make it a point that every time you are about to say in your head “I feel like I am geeting weak” change your thought process to “I am strong and healthy”. Make it a goal to train your brain. Down the road, this will be second nature to you. It has been said that, your thoughts dictate your state of well being. Keep saying to yourself, “I am healthy.”

Another example: If your goal is to write a book, make it a point to put aside 1 hour every day and dedicate it to brainstorming or writing. Before you know it you have the ruff draft of a book. This will help you see it more realistically by taking smaller steps at a time.

First Things First

You know the things that you must do but don’t neccessarily want to do? Do that first! Get it out of the way. There, now you can move on with your day without that “weight” sitting on your shoulders.

Don’t get stuck in the social media rut. Save all “entertaining” things you do on your phone until you knock off at least 2 things on your daily to do list. Trust me, you will thank me for this advice. If you don’t find ways to procastinate, you will achieve your goals that much quicker.

Stay Focused

Stay organized. Less clutter, less stress!

Block out distractions.

Learn to say no to things that will delay your progress.

Strategic planning for successThink Positive!

Reward yourself. At the end of the week do something for you. Maybe your end of the week reward will become your Monday morning incentive to kick butt and accomplish your goals 🙂

Reevvaluate At the end of every month take a look at your goals sheet to make sure you are still on track. You may want to tweek it and that’s okay. Just keep moving forward.

I think you are ready! Go out there and get your well deserved success!

 

Rachel Grace

 

 

What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do For You?

What can Apple Cider Vinegar Do For You?If you are anything like me, you like to look for a natural alternative for your health ailments instead of running immediately out to the drug store. So naturally, after much research (and before you jump in the car and race to your nearest pharacist) I think it is important for you to know exactly what apple cider vinegar can do for you…your health, your hair and your home.

How To Consume Apple Cider Vinegar

First of all, make sure not to consume too much as too much of anything is not a good thing and could do more harm than good. That being said, most pleople prefer to dilute 1-2 teaspoons to 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water per day. No more then 2 tablespoons (30 ml) per day.  And as always, it would be smart to check with your doctor to make sure apple cider vinegar is safe for you.

Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help:

Digestive Troubles – drinking the mixture of ACV with water can calm an upset stomach becaue it has antibiotic-like properties.

Maintain Healthy Alkaline pH levels – The body wants to have an even state of equilibrium and the ACV has the ability to do just that. This will not only raise your energy, it will also lower your chance of infections.

Soothe a Sore Throat – Mix 1/4 cup of ACV with 1/4 cup of warm water and do not drink but gargle once every hour until your throat feels better.

Stimulate Cardiovascular Circulation, Detox the Liver and Get Rid of Candida – Simply drink the mixture of 1-2 teaspoons of ACV with water daily.

Prevent Indigestion – About half an hour before you eat What Can Apple Cider Vinegar Do For You?spicy foods add 1 tsp of ACV and 1 tsp of honey to 1 cup of warm water.

Reduce Heartburn You Currently Have – So you ate something that did not agree with you and now your insides feel like thy are on fire? Take 1 tsp of ACV followed by 1 cup of water.

Relieve Allergies – Mix 1 tsp of ACV and 1 cup of water and drink. Your sinuses, mucus, stuffy nose and headache will feel better in no time.

Helps With Weight Loss – This acidic drink will suppress your appetite, help lower water retention and increase metabolism which in turn reduces calories and you lose weight!

Apple Cider Vinegar For Your Hair

Goodbye dandruff, hello shine!

No More Dandruff – Grab that spray bottle and add 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of ACV shake and spray on scalp. Put your hair in a shower cap or wrap it up in a towel and let it stay there for about 20 minutes, then wash your hair with your regular shampoo. For best results, continue to do this 2 times a week.

Boost Hair’s Body and Shine – Mix 1/2 tbsp of ACV and 1 cup of cold water in an empty bottle and rinse into hair after you are done shampooing. Feel free to do this 4 times a week for beautiful, bouncy, shining hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Your Home

Mixing 1/2 cup of ACV with 1 cup of water is an all-natural alternative to clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces, glasses, windows, mirrors, microwaves and even toilets. You can also put it in your air humidifier to purify the air in your home.

So there you have it….the many benefits of Apple cider vinegar.

My personal favorite ACV that has proven to work time and time again is Bragg Organic Raw-Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar it contains the amazing ‘mother’ after all (protein enzyme molecules)…you can purchase it HERE!

How are you going to use your Apple Cider Vinegar?

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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