These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…
Following is a list of my favorite things for mind, body, and soul. These are my go to items for nourishing my spirit and for putting a big smile on my face! I hope you will include one or two of your favorite things in the comment section! I am always looking for a new treat!
1. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almonds: I pop a couple of these every day! Not only are they yummy but I get the bonus of healthy dark chocolate and almonds!
2.Nutella: The Mason family cannot live without nutella! We put it on everything! Our all time favorite is a toasted almond butter nutella sandwich! I also spread the chocolate hazel nut mixture on pancakes, toast, as icing on cupcakes, and my husband has been known to spread it on top of his chocolate chip cookies!
3. Calm: I make a cup of tea with a packet or packet and a half of Calm every single night before I go to bed. I do not go anywhere without my Calm packets! It is just pure Magnesium and it is a great way to relax and get a good night’s sleep! Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong.
4.Epson Salts: A good soak in a warm bath right before sleep with epson salts is pure healing! Epson salts replenishes magnesium in the body, decreases stress, soothes sore muscles, helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Experts believe that bathing with Epsom salt at least three times a week helps you to look better, feel better and gain more energy. Magnesium ions also relax and reduce irritability by lowering the effects of adrenaline. They create a relaxed feeling, improve sleep and concentration, and help muscles and nerves to function properly. Bring on the magnesium!!
5.doTERRA oils: Essential oils have been used for centuries in all cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. I am a regular user of doTERRA’s oil blend called Deep Blue (for tired and sore muscles)and Serenity (calming and sleep). Serenity is a blend of lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla, all with known calming properties for well-being and relaxation. Deep Blue is composed of Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus, a perfect remedy for soothing the aches and pains that come with Life! Depending on your needs, you can rub them on the back of the neck, at the third eye, under the nose, bottoms of the feet, and any other pressure points you like.
Live in Hope,