I’ve become a doTERRA essential oil addict!

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Essential oils are so amazing!  Wait, let me say it again.  ESSENTIAL OILS ARE AMAZING!!

I had no clue that I was walking into a Gold mine last year by joining the doTERRA Essential Oil Company.

Essential oils are a fantastic, natural way to treat or lessen the effects of all sorts of health issues; from emotional to mental to physical issues. They not only treat the side effects, they tackle the root of the problem too! My friend Hope and I are having a virtual class on facebook next Monday at 5pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern and you should attend!

I promise you will learn some amazing things about how you can boost your health, immune system and mood.  Hope to see you in the class!

Here is the link:

TO your great health (and mine too)-

Health Coach Autumn

Embracing New Beginnings

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“It only takes one idea, one second in time, one friend, one dream, one leap of faith, to change everything, forever.”            -Anonymous

In the movie Stranger than Fiction, the main character Harold Crick, does the same thing, at the same time, every day. His daily routine revolves around the tick of his wristwatch, thus making his life extremely dull and predictable. But one day his watch stops and his life is forever changed. Being thrown into a world of uncertainty, Harold finds difficulty in adapting to the world around him until he consciously chooses to start embracing his new life.

Do you ever feel like Harold Crick? Are you fearful of stepping outside your comfort zone? Do you struggle with change? Often, the scariest part of beginning again is the transition zone that occurs between ending one thing and starting another. We make excuses and do whatever we can to avoid the pain of this fearful place. However, the state of transition allows us to evolve from within while making peace with the past and allowing the uncertainty of the future. It is truly the place where the most personal growth and transformation occur. Transition zones can be terrifying, but they can also be the most passionate and enlightening moments of our lives.

Starting again doesn’t have to be scary; beginnings can be exhilarating and freeing. With change come opportunities and the chance to see things from a different perspective. Beginnings give insight to our lives so we can see what is truly fulfilling us and what is not. The great perfection in beginning again, is that whatever happens next, you’ll be stronger, wiser, and richer for it. Remember, every day is a chance for a new beginning. You are an eternal being and whatever you have once dreamed… the universe still dreams for you.

May 2015 be your best year yet!

Health Coach Autumn

*no cost health and lifestyle consultations available with me at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com

How to Fall Asleep Faster Tonight!

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Are you struggling with falling asleep?  Do you lie awake at night and count sheep? Do you often feel groggy in the morning?

Here is a great exercise to help you get to sleep quicker than ever before:

While lying on your back with your arms and legs outstretched, start to relax your body and focus on your breathing.   Feel yourself breathe in and breathe out.   Notice your chest rising and falling as you inhale and exhale.  Focus in on how oxygen feels entering and exiting your nostrils.  Take 5 deep breaths.

Now, focus on relaxing your toes… give your toes the rest they need. Breathe in and breathe out….  breathe in… breathe out…  Do they feel relaxed yet?  Next, relax the arches of your feet. Your arches had a long day, didn’t they?  Let them rest.  Breathe in… breathe out….

Continue this exercise by moving up to your ankles, then your calves and shins, all the way up to the top of your head.  Ironically,the goal is to never reach your head; because you should be sleeping soundly before you get there!!

Sending you wishes for a great night’s rest!

Health Coach Autumn (check me out at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

A Quick and Useful Exercise to Deal with Stress

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Feeling Overwhelmed?  This is a quick, useful and simple exercise to center yourself and connect with your environment.  Practice this anytime throughout the day, especially if you feel like your mind is racing or you are getting caught up in your thoughts and feelings.

1. Pause for a moment and take a deep breath

2. Look around and notice 5 things you can see

3. Listen, and notice 5 things you can hear

4. Notice 5 things that are touching you (a chair, a wristwatch, air on your face, your shoes)

Done!  Feel better?

Let’s Un-stress!

Health Coach Autumn

Want to reduce your anxiety? Try these brain changing foods!

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Tired of fighting with stress and worry?

Try these foods that fight anxiety and depression!

1.  Foods rich in tryptophan (sweet potatoes, beets and carrots)

Tryptophan is an amino acid that converts to serotonin in your brain, boosting happiness levels.

2.  Foods that are rich in selenium (whole grains, nuts, seeds, and shellfish).

Low intake of selenium is linked to depression.

3. Foods rich in Vitamin C (red bell peppers, broccoli, kiwi, peaches, collard greens)

Vitamin C reduces stress–which in turn reduces anxiety.

4. Foods rich in Omega 3’s (walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds, salmon, tuna)

Omega-3 fatty acid stabilize mood.

To your health!

Autumn (check me out at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

Want to listen to the most relaxing song ever recorded?

meditation   The song is called “Weightless” and is by Marconi Union.  Check it out!

On October 16th 2011, Marconi Union created an eight minute track, ‘Weightless’ in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy. In a scientific study commisioned by the Radox, it was labelled as the “most relaxing song ever”. According to scientists at the renowned Mindlab institution it induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought test subjects resting pulse rates to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates. The song features guitar, piano and manipulated field recordings. It is punctuated throughout by low tones that supposedly induce a trance-like state. This propelled the band into the media spotlight and news reports, and was reported in newspapers worldwide.

* This article found on https://soundcloud.com/emerson-hurtatis/marconi-union-weightless.

To your health!

Autumn (check me out at pacificnorthwesthealth.com)