Posts tagged ‘holistic health’

February 9, 2014

Share the Love!

Share the Love!

Compassion for others and self-compassion are always welcomed and appreciated. The world needs more of both. BIG HUGS!

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January 29, 2014

Quality Maintenance

You’ve heard the terms high maintenance and low maintenance, but I’d like to introduce: Quality Maintenance! You can imagine the debate I’ve sat smack in the middle of for most of my adult life:

When is someone considered high maintenance?

Being “raised” on the Texas pageant stage doesn’t help grow my low maintenance perception… Neither does being a professional spokesperson. For that matter, neither does being a Healthy Housewives Team Member. (Especially on weeks where we have a photo shoot or appearance booked.) From the outside, I’d say some days I appear downright high maintenance. Not true! I’d like to share some of my Low Maintenance Momma Tips with you, so you can be high maintenance in disguise with me.

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Skin Care

I use Dial Bar Soap on my face. (I’ll pause for the gasps.)

A Dermatologist shared this tip with me as a way to detour breakouts and combat my combination  (I say, oily) complexion. When I travel, I cut the bar in half (or in fourths for smaller for quick trips) for easily packing and use on the road.  (I do use a super-secret face oil afterward that moisturizes and protects my youth. This is proprietary info at this time.)

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Body Care

Coconut Oil is my skin lotion, lip balm, teeth brightener, hair moisturizer, cuticle softener, foot scrubber (when melted to a liquid and mixed with sea salt). When I travel, I put a few scoops into a small container and I’m set.

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Hair Care

I try to go 3-4 days without washing my hair. Before you judge my nastiness factor, let me say that I have super dry hair. I’d even add a ‘duper’ to that. I wash my hair one day, style the next day, style the following day with a spray of dry shampoo on my roots, and if I need/can, I’ll even do an up-do the following day—then wash my hair again.  I use Kenra brand dry shampoo and hair spray. LOVE IT! No it’s not all-natural, but it works. If you find something all-natural that works as well, let me know. I’ll give it a try! (I haven’t found one yet.)

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Nourishment

I don’t have time to cook, or prepare food every day. Rather, I don’t make the time. It’s not worth it to me, because I know I can get the nourishment my body needs from blended nourishment (I am a juicing queen—it takes a total of seven minutes from start to finish, especially if you cut produce ahead of time and store in your fridge. I make time for this. It’s a self-commitment and conscious decision. I will hang up with you to get my juicing in.) and supplements. Call it what it is—it’s my life and it works for me. The Standard American Diet (SAD) hasn’t impressed me in a while, and sadly, it appears to be getting even more difficult to find convenient, organic options sprinkled among my daily activities and obligations. (I love traveling to the West Coast—most airports there have a few all-organic food stands to choose from.) OneBode whole foods supplements travel well and have a permanent spot in my luggage and purse. Lectro Life’s ImmuneCleanse and UltimateO2 products are also daily consumables. I find a smoothie or juice bar as often as possible when I am out and about. Drinking my ideal ratio of carbs, protein, and fat is fine with me. I have stuff to do!

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Be sure you receive a quality ionic foot soak. There’s too many cheaply made alternatives out there. I trust Lectro Life Technologies!

Relaxation

I exercise daily (I’m worth 30-50 minutes and so are you.) and yes, it’s a stress reliever. I love my Lectro Chi Premier Foot Spa and soak my feet while reading the mail, news, or a good book. (Let’s not lie, some times I am on a conference call… but it’s still relaxing if your feet are soaking in warm, ionized water.) Sometimes I’ll just stare into space and hold one of my pups. Depends on the day I’ve had. I do share massage swaps with my husband. He rubs my shoulders and neck, and I rub his back. We also give each other bonus points for quality time.

DISCLAIMER: I occasionally treat myself  to a massage or pedicure with a girlfriend or for special occasions (PMS). My hair IS high maintenance. I own that one.

Feeling and looking your best doesn’t mean you get a speed pass to high maintenance status. Be kind to yourself, be real with others, and invest your time wisely. As I learned just this week as I said goodbye to a loved one, life is way too short and you just never know what tomorrow will bring. Celebrate the moment right now—for this moment is your life. Maintain your quality, sassy self without stressing!   –Lacey

January 22, 2014

Big Dreams! Big World!

Big Dreams! Big World!

Big reasons to get and stay fit. I’m hosting a webinar at 3:00 p.m. cst TODAY, free to anyone who wants to learn more about cellular detoxification. Well, and other ways to keep your battery charged up for the ride. Sign up at link below or email: lectrofit@gmail.com

October 30, 2013

Recovering the Holistic Way

I had Imagine Dragons blaring on the radio (on repeat—love them!) and running down my to-do list in my head. My multi-tasking journey was stopped short with a bang. I’ve heard about uncontrollable crying, but never experienced it until I saw my crumpled car and pieces of it in the middle of a major highway. I guess it was shock, combined with gratitude that I was walking, and sheer panic. I haven’t been in a car accident in years—like since high school age.

What do you do? Do I talk to this man, the other driver involved? Do I move my car? Can I move my car? The rattling in my brain made me question my coping skills a bit. I gathered my thoughts and heard my dad in my head, “stay in control, grab your mace, notice your surroundings, don’t give personal info, just insurance, at any time just lock yourself in your car and call the police.” Got it.

Aside from the unwelcomed reminder about what to do in the event of a car accident, I was given an opportunity to practice what I preach and help my body mend quickly.

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An oxygenated, alkaline body is the best environment to live, look, and perform well.

Soreness, anxiety, and anger—I already carry around tension in my neck, naturally, but I became more aware of the steel rod that appeared to be connecting my head to my hips. I knew my adrenaline was on overload, sending messages to my brain saying, “What the heck?” I knew there was a potential for inflammation, even if I didn’t bruise anywhere, since pain, in itself is a sign of internal inflammation.  To the ionic foot soak immediately!

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Bio-energy work focuses on the health of our cells. Healthy cells = healthy body

The infusion of hydrogen and then oxygen into my cells through bioelectricity supports cell repair. Cells make up EVERYTHING in your body. After soaking for the maximum 40 minutes, I retreated to the bathtub filled with Epsom salts, and a few drops of ImmuneCleanse and lavender. Thankfully, I have a very calm and understanding husband who let me just soak for a bit then go to sleep. Sleep! That was the third natural remedy I used to repair my body after the accident. The next morning, I went for a chiropractic adjustment and led boot camp that afternoon.

I know every situation is different, and some may take more recovery time than my experience, but I do know this—taking painkillers alone isn’t the answer for holistic and complete recovery from pain. Treating the symptom and not the underlying causes—all of them—leads to more issues down the road. Take it from me, a recovered Excedrin junkie.

The next time you feel pain, open your mind to natural remedies to heal you, and also invest in your long-term health. –Lacey