How To Bring Comfort During A Time Of Loss

Life surrounds us with great joy, each and every day we can see miracles all around us…  We find comfort through these miracles!  We just need to open our eyes, and our hearts, to see them.  Take the time today to cherish those around you, look for that little miracle just waiting to be seen.  Find comfort in the miracles all around you!

I wanted to remind you to look for these miracles.  Life itself is a miracle.  God created us, and He knows we need the peace, comfort, and assurance brought to us by the miracles He provides.  They help us through the rough times and remind us that we have hope.  This has been a rough week for many of my loved ones, I feel the hurt and restlessness all around…

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For me, it has been a week of loss.  Life comes to an end…  At times its somewhat expected, especially if someone has been sick or of the more aged amongst us.  No matter how much we know it is inevitable, we still can not be prepared when their time is up.  Other times, we are in shock when a young person is taken by death.  We somehow expect to always have another chance to see them again, to tell them how much they have meant to us by being a part of our lives.  Take the time to reach out to those whom you haven’t seen for awhile, maybe it’s those you grew up with but haven’t seen for awhile. Even if it’s been years since you connected you may find your friendship means as much to them as it does to you…

As we bid farewell to those who have gone on before us we mourn our loss, not theirs.  We are the ones who must go on without them.  Cherish those memories you have…  Hold them close to your heart and share those memories with others.

In looking for comfort today, through writing and sharing my feelings here, I’m diffusing a Comforting Blend of essential oils, and taking the time to let myself feel my loss and accepting that’s its okay.  So many times we don’t allow ourselves to feel, we rush past it and hold it all inside.   I’m just starting to learn how essential oils can help sooth our emotions, they can even help us to release those emotions we hold inside.  Here’s what I’m diffusing today, and I’ll share what I am wearing to surround myself with uplifting scents to comfort and bring peace.

Diffusing:  Comforting Blend OR Reassuring Blend

Topically I’m Using:  Comforting Blend and a Joyful Blend, alternately or together, see how they speak to you.  Listen to your instincts.  I consider our instincts to be God whispering to us telling us what we need…  Just knowing this brings comfort to my heart and soul!

After comforting we need to bring in some joy.  The amazing part of this is that when we use essential oils topically not only can they help us, but they can help others around us by bringing them the same great benefits we get.  Essentially we become a human diffuser…  I love that I may be able to help others too <3

***Contact me to find out the brand of essential oils I use and find out how to get them at the very best price.  I honestly feel they are the very best there is!
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Getting Healthy with TERRAfit Week 11

Well another week and another half a pound gone. There’s only one week of TERRAfit left, I cannot believe how fast this challenge has blown by. I’ve decided to go ahead and do the next challenge. I’m so close to my 15 pound goal, if I can lose 15-20 pounds during the next challenge I will be on cloud 9!

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I started TERRAfit with the hopes of a huge weight loss, but I realize now that I was setting myself up for disappointment. I think I went into this thinking it was going to be like all the “success” stories you see on TV where a person takes a pill or does a certain workout routine and loses 20 pounds overnight. In reality it takes a healthy diet and hard work to make that happen, well at least to make it happen and make it stick. My diet may not be 100% where it needs to be but it is so much better than it was 12 weeks ago. I’m extremely proud of that, because not only am I eating better but so are my kids. They’re getting a healthy diet full of fresh foods. I don’t even want to think about all the nasty chemicals and additives that we were eating before I started this challenge. My hope is that my kids will grow up healthy and not have to fight their weight and eating habits like I have.

Have a wonderful and blessed week and keep your fingers crossed for me as I go into my last week of TERRAfit!

jenny

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Getting Healthy with TERRAfit Week 10

I have major news to report….I was able to fit into a pair of jeans that I hadn’t worn in over a year!! Maybe that’s not exciting to other people but for me this a major accomplishment. And it’s not just one pair of jeans but several! Now if I could just get my shirts to cooperate I would have a whole new wardrobe!

The scale stayed steady this week which I’m okay with, at least I maintained my weight. I’m also seeing other changes in my body, such as how my clothes fit, that keep me trucking forward. I love my non scale victories probably more than actually seeing the scale number go down.

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I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to sign up for the next TERRAfit challenge. I struggled through the first 4 weeks of exercises because I found them so boring but the 2nd and 3rd sets were much better. I actually love the 3rd set of videos, I finish them feeling like I got an awesome workout. The good thing about the streaming video package is that I can chose which video I want to do each day. They give you a schedule but you can completely customize it to fit your needs. I think if I do sign up for the next challenge I’ll just skip the first set of videos and start with the 2nd set.

I’m hoping to finish this round of TERRAfit with a 15 pound loss, I’m close so keep your fingers crossed!

jenny

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Getting Healthy with TERRAfit Week 9

Well this week with TERRAfit I lost another pound! I amped up the exercise this past week hoping to see a bigger loss on the scale but I guess that wasn’t meant to be. My body seems to want to do this slow and steady, and while that won’t win me the TERRAfit competition I’m happy with that. I’m hoping that by losing slowly this will be easier for me to maintain after the challenge is over. Even though I only lost a pound my clothes are fitting looser, so I’m hoping that means that I gained muscle, which I’ve been told weighs more than fat. 🙂

Someone asked me the other day how I incorporate the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend products into my daily routine so I thought I’d share with you all too. Usually 4-5 times a week I drink a TrimShake, I love the vanilla, it taste great and is so versatile. I make it for either breakfast or lunch and add half a banana, strawberries, or blueberries, chia seeds and spinach. I also take 2-3 of the Metabolic Blend soft gels. They are wonderful at helping curb my appetite so that I don’t over eat, so instead of going back for seconds I actually find myself not being able to finish my first plate…woohoo!

While I love the Slim & Sassy products I want to stress that they are not what’s causing me to lose weight…I use them to help support my body while I’m doing so. This journey has taught me so much about the importance of eating correctly. I don’t need to live to eat but to eat to live. That has been a huge struggle for me but after seeing how eating healthy has improved the way I feel I know it has all been worth it. If anyone wants to know more about TERRAfit feel free to comment or email me at simplerusticlifeblog@gmail.com, I’ll be glad to help! Have a blessed week!

jenny

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6 Essential Oils Make Up An Amazing Massage Blend

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This amazing Massage Blend, combines the therapeutic benefits of oils well-known to relax muscles, calm tension, soothe tissues, increase circulation, and smooth and tone.
This Massage Blend combines essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender in a perfectly relaxing blend that adds many important benefits to various massage techniques.

  • Basil has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It is relaxing to spastic muscles, including those that contribute to headaches and migraines.
  • Grapefruit has calming and sedative properties. It may help with fatigue and stress.
  • Cypress is anti-infectious, mucolytic, antiseptic, lymphatic decongestive, refreshing, and relaxing. It may help improve lung circulation, relieve other respiratory problems, soothe muscle cramps, and improve circulation.
  • Marjoram is an antispasmodic and is relaxing, calming, and appeasing to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches. It may be useful for muscle spasms, sprains, bruises, migraines, and sore muscles.
  • Lavender is an oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body. It has antispasmodic and analgesic properties. It may help with sprains, sore muscles, headaches, and general healing.
  • Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory to the nerves and helps reduce inflammation in damaged tissue. It is soothing, cooling, and dilating to the systems of the body. It may help to reduce fevers, candida, nausea, vomiting, and also help to strengthen the respiratory system.

This popular blend is a vital part of a wonderfully beneficial massage technique used by the world’s top essential oil company, it is a proprietary method for applying essential oils to produce a profound whole-body wellness experience.
• Relaxes muscles and soothes joints
• Promotes circulation
• Supports a healthy inflammatory response

  • Apply to neck and shoulders to promote relaxation and lessen tension or use a carrier oil for massage.
  • Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch essential oil blend.
  • Add to hot bath water after a busy, stressful day.
    • Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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