Seductive Sugar

Sugar is such a mixed baggage of yuck!  And at this time of the year it makes it especially difficult to try and avoid for everyone.

So I am going to confess.  I was trying to figure out what to write tonight.  I don’t normally have a brain block.  Well life has been full (probably too full) and I was struggling with a thought.  I posted on FB idea suggestions.  And I received lots of great ideas.  And the one that really stuck out for me to write about tonight was SUGAR!

It is that time of the year that everyone is going to start really struggling with it.  It is going to be EVERYWHERE!

Now for me…

Growing up sugar was almost equated to “sin”, “evil”, “bad”.  My parents knew it wasn’t good for us but they just didn’t know how to really express it and reinforce it in a healthy way.  So for me unfortunately it was another thing that added to my baggage of dysmorphia and shame….especially if I chose to eat it away from them.

I fortunately don’t really crave sweet things.  My cravings are salty, creamy, cheesy….lol.  But I do love ice cream and chocolate.  And even though I will find some really great vegan and sugar free options just the sweetness can trigger me into feeling like I am doing something I am not suppose to be doing.

The problem with sugar period…set aside any of us who have an emotional tie to it….it physically IS addicting!  It messes with our hormones.  It messes with our insulin.  Which in return messes with our emotions.

How can we overcome any shame and “ick” with it!?  Keep it simple….especially this time of the year!  So many of us try to replace the candy and pies with alternatives that are “healthier” versions but they can still create emotional baggage.

Instead enjoy LOTS AND LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies!  I am totally serious.  The more we reach for these the better we will feel.  Don’t be afraid to enjoy all of these.  And truly keep it simple.   Just cut them up.  Crunch is wonderful and satisfying.  And its actually quite healing!  I also use lots of different essential oils to either soak my fruits and veggies in or just in my water to help me with cravings and add some fun flavors.

We can get stressed during this time of the year with family.  When our hormones and emotions are out of whack it can make things even worse.  It can cause us to feel even more shame, hurt, frustration….you name it!

Some tricks I use especially during the holidays but year round when it comes to sugar:

  • A note in my frig that says “what do I really want?!”
  • Lemon and orange essential oil at eye level in the pantry. 
  • Pausing to ask myself “what am I FEELING right now?”
  • Will I feel shame?
  • Drink 2 glasses of lemon/peppermint water instead.
  • Remind myself I love myself too much to go through the roller coaster ride.
  • Remind myself I love my family too much to put them through emotions.
  • Remind myself: I AM A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT….to be honored and respected!

But the biggest and best thing to overcome sugars seduction….keep it out of the house!  We don’t have it in the house.  And anything we have that is made with natural sweeteners I ask the above questions to myself.

What is your relationship with sugar?

Sit with this….pray about it…write….oil…and tap….I am truly serious :)!  This seductive “drug” needs all the tools in our tool bag to resist.

Oh but finally…..if you do give into it…..don’t shame yourself….love yourself….give yourself grace and know that you can start all over that very moment!!!!

Because GOD LOVES US NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Many drops of blessings and prayers dear one!

Kelly 😉

http://www.my.doterra.com/kellyfrick

PS…would you like some help overcoming your sugar temptations and other wellness goals….message me on Facebook or contact me from the “services & appointment” tab.  I would love to serve and support you!

 

 

 

10 Oils {Self Love}

I hope you have LOVED learning about the TOP 10 OILS!

I have definitely LOVED sharing with you all my LOVE for these oils and why!

Recap on each oil:

  • Lemon – focus and connect to the joy of self love.
  • Lavender- being honest with self and express love.
  • Peppermint- clearing space for self love.
  • Melaleuca- empowered by respecting my self love needs.
  • Frankincense- Connecting to the truth of self love.
  • Oregano- Flexible to be open to self love.
  • DigestZen- Nourishing self love.
  • Deep Blue- Embracing self love.
  • Breathe- Courage to fully embrace self love.
  • OnGuard- Strength to have the integrity to protect your self love.

Which oil is going to support your SELF LOVE journey the most!?  Why not empower yourself with ALL 10 OILS!  What better change to express SELF LOVE to YOU!

Sit with this….pray about this….journal about it….share and connect with me about this below!!

Many blessings and hugs dear followers….friends….family….

~Kelly 😉

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

Self Love with Lemon

Sometimes our energy is lacking.  Our focus is fuzzy.  And our mind needs to detox.

Lemon Essential Oil is helpful with cleansing the gut, cleansing our kitchens, and amazing for making lemon-blueberry muffins!

BUT…..it is a great oil to support focus….mental clarity….energy.   What happens when we don’t love ourselves properly we lack focus.  Focus on the things that are important like being able to be present in the moment.  Self love needs clarity that we ARE WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFULLY made.   When we focus our energies on self-love then we can find the joy in ALL situations.

Does your self love need a little bit of focus and zest?!

Sit with this…..pray about it…..write about it….share/connect with me below in the comments!

Many blessings and hugs dear followers….friends…family…

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

Breaking Free…

Today is not only the first of March but it is ASH WEDNESDAY!

What better day to start really assessing which essential oils can support us to break free from our addictions!  The next 40 days you can experience lent like you have never experienced before!

First assess why you might have an addiction?  What is the root?  Besides FEAR!  What emotions are branching off of fear?

  1. Fear of letting go?
  2. Lack of loving yourself?
  3. Trying to escape from deeper emotions?
  4. Deep anger?
  5. Lacking trust with God?

Whatever the branch or cause of your fear there are many essential oils that can support these emotions and help you reach a greater sense of peace to break through your addiction.

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There are many oils and blends that assist with addictions but my favorites are:

  1. Bergamot: This oil supports all addictions, regulates appetite, relieves tension, helps break relapses.
  2. Black Pepper:  Reduces craves, calms withdrawal anxiety, increases serotonin levels.
  3. Grapefruit:  Reminds me I am beautiful NO MATTER WHAT!
  4.  Lemon: Detoxifies the liver and the mind.
  5. Metabolic Blend (Slim & Sassy):  This only only uplifts the mind and spirit it reduces toxic build up in the body and the mind.
  6. Rosemary: Helps me concentrate on my overcoming my struggles with God’s Will not mine.
  7. Soothing Blend:  This blend reminds me this too WILL pass!

What addiction do you need to break from from!?  Which essential oil resonates with you!?  Sit with this…pray about it….write about it…

Let’s connect….comment below your thoughts…

Many blessings and hugs dear readers…family…friends…..

~Kelly 😉

www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

 

 

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