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Letting Go of the Past

In order to maintain a strong foundation that supports your progress toward a Well Life, there are all sorts of things you can do to fortify yourself. But all the fortification in the world can be thwarted by the ways in which you simultaneously undermine that foundation.

You can only get so far before unresolved conflicts, withheld forgiveness, and limiting beliefs from your past impede your progress. Therefore, you’ve got to get really real about your baggage and learning to let go in order to achieve the Well Life.
Read on at Conscious Lifestyle Mag Here.

Natural Way to Help Treat Anxiety With a Banana

Anxiety is an extremely common issue for many, whether it’s minor, severe, or just limited to certain situations.

Luckily, there are many natural ways to reduce anxiety and reduce the stress it causes on the body.

Being a long time sufferer of anxiety, I thought I had tried just about every natural treatment, but it wasn’t until last month that I found out how beneficial bananas can be for anxiety! Just a few weeks ago, a childhood friend turned musician mentioned that before every show he eats a banana to reduce stage fright.

After doing some research on using bananas to treat anxiety and giving it a try myself before stressful situations, such as large meetings or presentations, it really did work! However, the timing of when you eat the banana is key!

Bananas Are A Natural Beta Blocker

Wondering why bananas work? Bananas have similar affects to a (pharmaceutical)

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The Difference Between Having an Idea and Being an Entrepreneur

Many people have good ideas, but not everyone becomes an entrepreneur.

I’m often asked if there is a good way to work out whether your idea is a good one, so I’ve put together a quick guide for those wondering if they should make the plunge.

1.Evaluate your idea

OK, you have an idea. Now what? Good business ideas are a dime a dozen, and they are not all worth pursuing.

Ask yourself: Have I done due diligence necessary to take my idea to the next level? Does my idea solve a problem? Meet a need? Touch a nerve? Has it been done before?

Write down your answers, then critique them as thoroughly as you can. The best ideas are those that can withstand heavy critical analysis. If you can’t do this alone-which is almost always the case- then take your idea to someone you trust and ask for their perspective.

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Green Tea Bags for Puffy Eyes, Perfect!

Late-night deadlines and environmental toxins can stress the delicate skin around the eyes, causing puffiness and dark circles. A natural remedy that is an alternative to the old cucumber standby is green tea bags. Loaded with antioxidants and plenty of tannins, green tea bags shrink swelling and reduce the fluids around the eyes.

Causes

Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by lack of sleep, overwork, skin disorders and hypothyroidism. Pregnancy can cause fluid retention and puffiness around the eyes. A high-salt diet also causes fluid retention. Other causes come from toxins through alcohol and tobacco use. Hormonal changes, skin disorders and allergies affect the delicate skin around the eyes.

Despite popular belief, lack of sleep, fatigue and staying out late are not the main causes of dark circles under the eyes. Some of the more common causes are allergies, eczema, heredity, smoking, drinking, nasal congestion that dilates and darkens under-eye veins, sun exposure and thinning skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Treatments

Placing brewed tea bags on the eyes for a short time period allows the tannins in the tea to treats puffy eyes and dark circles. Green tea bags reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes. The caffeine reduces puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels. Green tea works on dark circles by decreasing the dilation of the blood vessels under the eyes. The astringent nature of the tannins constricts the blood vessels and capillaries under the eyes.

History

The three main varieties of tea are green, black and oolong. How the tea is processed determines the tea type. China, Japan, India and Thailand have consumed green tea throughout their histories. Herbal medicine in Asia has used green tea for conditions such as promoting digestion, improving mental focus and regulating body temperature and blood sugar. A study on green tea and cardiovascular and liver disease by Dr. Imai and Dr. Nakachi concluded, “The inverse association between consumption of green tea and various serum markers shows that green tea may act protectively against cardiovascular disease and disorders of the liver.”

Prevention

Some of the causes of eye puffiness and dark circles can be avoided or reduced. Alcohol and tobacco use lead to fluid retention around the eyes, causing swelling. Getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy diet can play a big part in skin health. Using green tea bags under the eyes regularly, drinking plenty of fluids and using a good moisturizer will keep the skin under the eyes fresh.

Precautions

Eye swelling is a temporary condition. Chronic eye puffiness may be a sign of other serious medical conditions. A skin patch test should be done before using tea bags on the eyes, especially for individuals with allergies.

Olive Oil Compound Found to Reverse the Damage of High-fat Diet

Previous research has shown that olive oil – and especially extra-virgin olive oil – may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, not much is known about the mechanisms responsible for this association between olive oil consumption and cardiovascular health benefits.

This is why a team of researchers – led by Dr. Rodrigo Valenzuela from the University of Chile in South America – set out to investigate the effects of a compound found in extra-virgin olive oil on the health of mice.

The compound is called hydroxytyrosol and, as the scientists explain, it is a polyphenol with well-known antioxidant properties. These properties have been suspected to be the reason behind the many health benefits of olive oil.

This new research, however, shows that hydroxytyrosol also has a protective effect on the liver. The findings were published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease.

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What is Turmeric and Why Take It?

Turmeric is one of doTERRA®’s most talked about oils since its release at Convention 2018.

And for good reason! Take care of yourself this winter by adding Turmeric to your daily routine. I WILL NOT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!!

It is a powerhouse oil!

Helps with
🌱Depression
🌱Anxiety
🌱Inflammation
🌱powerful antioxidant
🌱overall brain health
🌱lowers risk of heart disease
🌱helps powerfully to prevent cancer
And more!!!!!

I have been using Turmeric for three years and therefore no longer have to take an anti-depressant AND it has contibuted to my weight loss. This is the number one supplement I preach! Have you tried it? Comment and let me know your thoughts. For more info comment with your email.

Hugs!

Noel

Making a Holiday Budget

The holidays can be a lot of fun and they can be very stressful. It is the season of giving, which often means it is also the season of spending. One of the best things you can do to help make the holidays a lot less stressful is to create and stick to a holiday budget. Creating a holiday spending plan will alleviate your stress and make sure you don’t go into debt this holiday season.

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The Chic Directive Fall Fashion Show Sept 6-14!

We are so excited! We’re planning our social media Fall Fashion Week Show now! It will be a week long show posting once in the morning and twice in the evenings. It will run from Sept 6 – 14 and will FUN!!! Extra prizes, more fun lives, fashion and beauty focused! If you can put a fashion/beauty twist on your product I encourage you to try this show! Comment below with email pinkmediastudio@gmail.com if you’d like info.

Please join our show group here
https://m.facebook.com/groups/105412156795023

You can also email me at pinkmediastudio@gmail.com

We’re at @pinkmediastudio a s @thechicdirective on insta

And at www.facebook.com/pinkmediastudio

Steps to Regain Control of Your Life and “Get it Together”

Leadership skills are highly valued in our fast-paced, hustling culture. We look up to, emulate, and follow the advice of well-respected people who work hard, make tough decisions, and lead by example.

But it’s not just organizations that need solid leaders. The most powerful place from which to lead is actually your own life.

When’s the last time you felt fully in control of your life—on top of your to-do’s, aligned with your goals, fulfilled in every area of life that’s most important to you?

This question isn’t meant to make you feel bad; it’s not easy (and not necessarily realistic) for you to be firing on all cylinders at all times. But it is important to remember that YOU are the one in control. This is your life, and you are in charge of making sure that it runs smoothly according to your own standards.

If you find yourself wondering how to get your life together and/or think you may still have a bit of work to do—and we all do at one point or another—these tips will help you in becoming the leader and taking control of your own life.

5 Ways to Confidently Regain Control & “Get Your Life Together”

1. Set goals & dream bigger.

All great leaders set goals. They identify the milestones they want to reach, then create specific, actionable goals that will help them get there. Whether you’re leading a major corporation or leading your (even more majorly important!) life, you need to look into the future and decide where you want to go—then figure out how you’ll get there.

Set goals for yourself, based on where you want to be in six months, a year, and five years from now. And while it’s important to set goals that are fairly realistic, I also encourage you to dream big! Don’t limit yourself by what you’ve accomplished in the past. Stretch yourself a little bit further, allowing room for your inevitable growth. I think you’ll be amazed at the goals you can reach with a little clarity and the right steps to take!

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