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Jun. 24, 2017

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Optimize your workout recovery with the triple-targeted formula of AminoWise™. It uses three blends for one powerful result: The Muscle Performance blend aids muscle building and repair, the Recovery blend helps reduce muscle fatigue, and the Hydration Mineral blend replenishes important minerals lost during exercise. Simply mix 1 scoop with water and drink immediately after your workout to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your hard work.

AminoWise was developed and formulated to fill a need within the nutritional product line as a during and after-workout replenishing boost for the muscles. With a hydrating blend of minerals that are lost during exercise and with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial colors or flavors, AminoWise is a standout in the field of workout supplementation.

Benefits & Features

  • A synergistic complex of amino acids and antioxidants that helps with fatigue and enhances muscle recovery during and after exercise
  • A complex of antioxidants and minerals formulated to help reduce lactic acid induced by exercise
  • Formulated to aid in reducing muscle fatigue
  • Helps support the muscles during and after exercise to enhance recovery and performance
  • Helps support the production of nitric oxide, which can improve vascular blood flow
  • Contains branched chain amino acids, which have been shown to aid in preventing muscle catabolism from exercise
  • Formulated to support hydration by replenishing important minerals lost during exercise
  • Good source of vitamin E and zinc
  • Formulated with wolfberry powder
  • Flavored with Lemon and Lime essential oils
  • No preservatives, synthetic colors, or artificial flavors
  • No added sugar or artificial sweeteners

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Nov. 17, 2016

What does it mean to live life to the fullest?

Well let's start with what it is not.

It is not

  • when a person sacrifices his health in order to make money.
  • Then he has to sacrifice his money to try to get his health back.
  • being so anxious about the future that you can't enjoy the present. 
  • living as if you are never going to die.

Are you still trying to figure out how to live life to the fullest? You are not alone. A lot of people go through life never really experiencing the abundant life.  

Now let's go back to the first questions "What does it meant to live life to the fullest?"

To me it means:

  • continually reaching out for newer, richer, deeper, life-changing experiences
  •  then using those experiences as a means for personal growth and pushing the boundaries of yourself physically, mentally, spirituality, and intellectually for the betterment of yourself and the world at large
  • taking an active role in your own development
  • taking advantage of your unique and powerful potential as a person created by God for a purpose
  • living a way that you motivate and inspire others to be all they can be
  • leaving a legacy that long outlasts you
  • to maximize your capacity to experience what life has to offer
  • facing your fears with bravery, an open mind, and a lack of prejudice
  • making the most of what you have and  never settling for less than the life you are capable of living
I have noticed that when I share my ideas of living the healthy lifestyle as a means of living life to the fullest not everyone understands what I mean - or sees it the same way as I do.
 
In fact, to my surprise I have discovered that some think that living a healthy lifestyle through wise food choices, supplements, exercise, rest, reducing stress, prayer, learning, and removing as many toxins as possible is actually a burden or it is depriving themselves of living life to the fullest.
 
Let me give an example. I had a dear friend named Patricia who lived a very heatlhy lifestyle. She ate organic foods, she did not drink/smoke, she took good supplements, exercised, kept a very health weight, and much more. (In fact, she is really the first person to inspired me to start making changes in my own life). However, sadly in her 50's she died of ovarian cancer.
 
Since she lived healthy and still got cancer and died some might say, "Why even try, it won't work anyway?"  I have asked myself that question. Should I just throw wisdom to the wind and enjoy everything no matter what the consequence as long as it feels or tastes good at the moment? I am sure that my friend Patricia would say "NO". She would encourage me to find joy in the healthly lifestyle and remind me that it isn't about not dying. We will all die. '
It is about living. It's not about longevity but about quality.
 
I feel that by choosing to live a healthy lifstyle I am living life to the fullest. I don't feel like it is hard, that I am depriving myself or missing out on something better by not eating, using or doing certain things which have been proven to be harmful.  
 
Here are the reasons I believe living the healthy lifestyle is worth it even if I know that one day I am going to die, no matter what I do. I don't do it to keep from dying. I do it because it helps me live more fully and therefore I can better enjoy the time I do have.
 
  • I feel best when I eat healthy, exercise, and get plenty of rest. Therefore if I feel my best, I can be my best, enjoy more, and live fuller.
  • When I consume caffiene and don't take progessence plus hormone serum and prenolone cream I have terrible brain fog and who can enjoy life when your brain is foggy. I prefer a clear mind that is sharp, can concentrate and focus. I call that living fully.
  • When I eat sugar I definitely notice low blood sugar sypmtoms plus my bones and joints ache from inflammation. Avoiding sugar and taking my Agilease supplement keeps me moving with fluidity and pain free which equals doing things that bring me joy.
  • I also have a ton more energy when I eat right and take my Ningxia Red and Young Living  Supplements. More energy means I feel like doing the things I love and I can do them better too. That sounds like living life to the fullest, don't you think?
  • The choices I am making also help me maintain my weight and I feel better about myself when I look good.
  • I actually like the taste of healthy foods. I didn't say I dislike sugar and junk food, but I don't like what it does to my body and how it makes me feel. So it is worth it to eat real foods which also taste good to me and are more satisfying, keeping me full longer, and support my overall health.
  • When I support my immune system properly, I don't catch all the things that are being passed around from person to person. So I have less down days. In fact I haven't had a down day in over three years.
  • I like being kind to myself. I value this body, mind and spirit that God has given, me and I want to honor him by taking the best care I can of His treasured possession.

 

When I avoid certain things I feel so much better, and I like feeling better. It is worth it to me. It is not about deprivation but enriching life.

To me living life to the fullest is about living in the present, not blaming your past, and not worring about your future. 

It is not about longevity it is about healthspan and feeling fantastic.

As for me I am going to stay proactive about how I care for this very short life that I have been given. I am not going to abuse it by being careless with my choices. Instead I am going to get wisdom and use it for my benefit and inspiration for others.

I want to leave a legacy of impacting the lives of others to live a life of wellness, purpose and abundance and becoming all that God created them to be.
Now that is living life to the fullest!

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Nov. 15, 2016

THRIVE THIS FALL/WINTER WITH THESE TIPS

One of the best favors you can do your body so that you can enjoy life is to support your immune system.I have been learning about this the last few years, and what I am doing is working for me, because I have been living above the wellness line for over 3 years now. That means no lost days from work better quality living to enjoy the things I love to do and the people I love to be with.

Here are some tips:

Reduce:

•Sugar intake
•Stress levels
•Chemicals and toxins
•White flour

Moderate:

•Healthy fats

Increase:

•Exercise  3-5 days/week
•At least 20 minutes sunshine daily
•Sleep/Rest
•Vegetables ingested
•Water consumed
•Protein amounts
•Fermented foods
•High quality probitoic

You must make wise choices every day.

There is no magic pill, no quick fix, no instant formula, and no shortcut that will make

you healthy overnight.

You will likely have setbacks.

I like what Dr. Haggerton says "Health is simple but never easy".  My recommendation is to dedicate your body to God. Ask for his help and get involved in a small group that will support you on your journey. We have a facebook group called Health and Wellness Corner, we would love to have you join us.

HABITS ARE KEY TO SUCCESS

Making big and lasting changes is never easy. We might start out with all kinds of enthusiasm, which can fade very quickly. The key to long-lasting success is to develop new positive habits that replace our self-defeating behaviors. Ephesians 4:22-24 "putting off our old self and putting on a new self".

Our habits control our lives. We shape our habits, then our habits shape us.

STEPS TO VIBRANT HEALTH

1.Evaluate your current habits

2.   Decide how you can improve in each area 

3. Commit to a plan of action Write it down, sign it and date it. 

4. Decide what products you will need to invest in monthly and commit to doing it

Sick Season or Sugar Season?

Sugar of all kinds reduces the white blood cells efficiency by 40%. Eating even a small amount of sugar can depress your immune system for 5 hours after eating or drinking. Sugar competes for Vitamin C in the body

Even healthy foods contain a lot of sugar… for example 12 oz. of orange juice gives you 8 tsp of sugar. Instead focus on brightly colored vegetables in abundance and low glycemic fruits in moderation.

LOVE YOUR FOOD

  • Decide to lower your sugar intake and never use artificial sweeteners.
  • Organic, non-processed foods are the very best for us.
  • Eat a colorful variety of real, natural, nutrient rich foods.
  • Let your food come from a farmer's field rather than a factory, food that traveled the shortest distance from the field to your fork - that is what we should eat.
  • Basically anything that is whole, fresh and unprocessed.
  • Everything else is fake food that depletes energy and health.
  • If it has more than 5 ingredients on the label you might think twice about putting it in your shopping cart.
  • Drink lots of water.

Other factors to consider

Natural Vitamin D exposure  plummets during the winter months so get at least 20 minutes of sunlight daily.  Supplement with D3 for optimal benefit.

Commercial hand sanitizers can never replace  proper hand washing

An ounce of prevention or maintenance is worth a pound of cure.

You can’t use what you don’t have. So get your shopping list ready, Be prepared.

Quality Supplements?

We will usually fall short in the nutrition area, so choosing supplements that will help our body fill the gap that our nutrition program leaves behind will be very helpful for us in the long run.

 I personally use the following Young Living supplements daily:

  • NingXia Red,
  • OmegaGize,
  • Life 9,  
  • Super Cal
  • Multi-greens
  • Super C,
  • Super B,
  • Inner Defense
  • Alkalime
  • Longevity

For winter aches and pains I use:

  • Agilease,
  • Cool Azule Pain Cream
  • Wintergreen EO
  • Copiaba EO
  • Panaway EO

I only use Young Living supplements because they are infused with essential oils, there is no other supplement on the market that matches, so there is no comparison.

Personal use products?

Start reading labels and doing research many products have chemicals and toxins in them that do not support your health. Look for high quality products without chemicals, those which have non-toxic ingredients that actually enhance health. Even better look for products infused with theraputic grade pure seed to seal essential oils.

Some products I am careful about include: shampoos, conditioners, lotions, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, household cleaners, dish and laundry soaps.

Non-Toxic Ingredients

I look for products with Non-toxic Ingredients:

  • Essential Oils
  • Beeswax
  • Carrier Oils – Cold Pressed Olive, Coconut, Almond
  • Plant Extracts

ESSENTIAL OILS BY YOUNG LIVING

Just as the oils in a plant protect it from harmful  invaders they protect our bodies as well. Our immune system is comprised of white blood cells, bone marrow, the thymus, lymphatic vessels, and lymphatic organs such as lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen and appendix. These organs help filter out foreign and harmful objects that are a threat to the body. Essential oils can distinguish between good and bad bacteria and do not have unwanted side effects.

When looking for a  company to purchase essential oils I recommend you do your homework first, make sure they have a quality standard seed to seal process, have their own farms, and do 3rd party testing.

Here is a list of my go to products to support my immune system especially during the fall/winter seasons. (EO = essential oil)

  • Theives EO
  • Snifflease EO
  • RC EO
  • Raven EO
  • Breathe Again EO
  • Digize EO

I hope that this has given you some good ideas about how to support your immune system this fall.

To order Young Living products either wholesale or retail visit myWebsite

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions sandhilloils@gmail.com

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Sep. 14, 2016

No one is ever too busy. Life is about managing your priorities and doing the things you love.

If you can’t remember what it feels like to be ahead of schedule, or at least “caught up”, you’re too busy.

Lately is seems I am hearing a  lot of people tell me how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.”

The other day one person said to me, "I am too busy to... I will do it when it slows down". I just chuckled to myself and thought, "Yea, right I doubt that will happen, because slowing down is a choice. It is not something that just happens." The present hysteria is not a necessary or inevitable condition of life; it’s something we’ve chosen.

Recently I have purposely slowed down, by saying no to certain things. I would described myself as happy and relaxed for the first time in years. I feel human again.I still get my work done, but it doesn’t consume my entire day and brain. I am the laziest ambitious person I know.

On the best ordinary days of my life, I fix my husband breakfast first thing in the morning, then do my devotions, prayer and meditation, followed by some nutritious food or smoothie and my supplements.Then I do some horse chores and the ride down the trail with my dog, and when I get back we do some arena training. Next I check in to do some office work for one of my businesses. There are always lots of phone calls and emails to keep in contact with clients and prospect, personal development, lesson plans to create, bookwork, scheduling, marketing, and blogging. In the afternoon I may run errands, do some house or farm chores and exercise of some kind. In the evening I like to spend some time with my husband, or do conference calls or classes, where I teach and inspire others.

This, it seems to me, is a sane and pleasant pace for a day. And if you call me up and ask whether I would maybe blow off work and go for a trail ride with you, out to lunch, or something else fun or educational, I may just drop everything and say, "what time?"

  • In the summer time it seems everyone is busy with baseball, swimming lessons, fair, rodeo, vacations, reuions, etc.
  • Now that it is fall, it is school, football, volleyball, hunting, and winter preparations for houses and yards.
  • Then the holidays will interrupt the normal hussle and bussle with shopping, parties, baking, programs, etc.
  • After the New Year there is basketball, wrestling, hockey, and preparing taxes. You name it the list goes on and on. 
  • By spring we still haven't slowed down because there is track, concerts, golf, planting gardens and flowers. Then we are back to summer again. '
  • Around and around we go, never slowing down, most probably speeding up because the cycle just gets more vicious each year.
  • And even if you don't have kids in school, if you are a grandparent you are even more busy because you love and want to support all your grandkids, which of course is very admirable.

I have noticed it isn’t generally people pulling back-to-back shifts or commuting by bus to three minimum-wage jobs who tell you how busy they are. Those people are just totally exhausted. It’s almost always people who have self-imposed busyness on themselves that complain about how hectic their schedules are. They have voluntarily caused this over commitment because of thier own ambition or drive, or anxiety. They may be addicted to busyness and could even dread what they might have to face in its absence.

Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t doing something. It’s not as if any of us wants to live like this, it’s something we collectively force one another to do. Busyness can sometimes serve as a kind of escape from emptiness, pain, lonliness, sorrow, guilt, shame, or whatever other baggage a person may be carrying around.

Busyness has also become a status symbol, a sign that you are in demand and thus important.  When we tell people that we are busy, in many cases what we might be trying to say is, “The activities that consume my day are important. I feel overwhelmed because I am busy, but my busyness is mandatory because I’m contributing so much to the world.”

Allowing time for rest and a place of quiet solitude is as indispensable to the brain as vitamins are to the body. When deprived of it we suffer from mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stress, exhaustion, burnout, and an inability to focus on the present. A relaxed space and quietness provides a necessary condition for releasing this stress, making unexpected connections and allowing yourself to be inspired. I do this on my horse alone on the trail almost daily.

Perhaps the world would soon slide to ruin if everyone slowed down. But I would suggest that an ideal human life lies somewhere between defiant idleness and endless frantic hustle. My intention in writing this is to urge you to just this once to make some excuse and get out of the trap of busyness, find a place of peace and rest.

I have made a conscious decision to choose to use my time here on earth wisely, since I’ve come to understand that the best investment of my limited time on earth is to spend it serving the people I love and care about.

So what can we do? How can we become less busy?

1. Stop Talking About Being Busy

Avoid the compulsion to constantly insist that you’re busy. Modifications to our thinking and speech patterns can be incredibly powerful. This will actually make you feel less busy. We are what we speak. Far too many of us have made “So busy!” the automatic answer to “How are you?” Instead of telling people that you’re busy, you might just reply, "I am blessed." or “I’m doing well! because I just ...

2. Stop Multi-tasking During Leisure Time

Though research shows that we have plenty of “leisure time” in our lives, we’ve become accustomed to multi-tasking during our downtime—meal planning while we watch television, checking our email while we’re out to dinner, watching a webinar while we’re working out. Make sure to not only carve out time for yourself, but to actually acknowledge that you’re on the “leisure clock.” Don’t multitask—enjoy the downtime, and mentally label it as such.

3. Make Self-Care A Priority

When we think of self-care, we often focus on our physical well-being: getting a massage, exercising, taking care of our skin. But we shouldn’t define self-care so narrowly. While taking care of yourself includes; getting plenty of sleep, eating right, taking supplements and exercising to stay healthy, consider that lifelong learning, meditation, prayer,focus, purpose, and community involvement are equally as important in achieving a balanced life. If we give priority to our mental/emotional/spiritual health just as highly as our physical health we may even find ourselves less busy. So acknowledge that intellectual pursuits (like reading, writing, and learning) can be relaxing and beneficial to our overall well being.

When you take good care of yourself and you live above the wellness line, you will have more time to pursue your dreams because you will spend less time being down and at the doctors office.

4. Practical time saving tips.

I’m sure you might be thinking, “But I really am busy. I don’t have a spare minute in the day.” So here are a couple of strategies for actually being less busy, as opposed to just feeling less busy.

Save time by doing things more efficiently.

a. Smart Shopping: I do a lot of my shopping on-line, it saves time and money by not having to run around to a bunch of different stores. And when you live out like I do, yes, 100 miles from the nearest Walmart this is a great answer to being less busy. Instead of running around to lots of different stores I get all my nutrition supplements, body and personal care products, household cleaning products, weight maintenance products, and anything for my optimal health and wellness from one company once a month. It comes right to my door and I also get it wholesale. It is a win win situation.

I do the same thing with grocery shopping. I use some freeze dried foods that are very convient to use and saves time too. I store quite a bit of it, so I don't have to take so many trips to the store which not only saves time, but money too, because I don't impulse buy as much. It also comes to my door once a month. I also get some fresh foods from a local organic farm and they also deliver, saving me much precious time.

b. Delegate More than You Think You Should

At the end of your day—every day!—write down two things that you did that someone else could have done for you. They might be administrative tasks, housework, or simply to-do items that someone else could have accomplished just as easily. The next day, delegate those items. You may think that you’re a master delegator and that you’re maximizing your productivity every day, but this simple habit will help you measure your delegating skills each and every day.

c. Just say NO

I have written down my purpose and passion in life, which has helped me create definite goals. This helps me make better choices and the decision to say yes or no is easy, because I just ask myself "Does this fit in my purpose for life?" If it does not, then the answer is no. You will not loose your identity by saying no, in fact you will be empowered because you will be living your purpose which will feed your passion and true identity.

As I try to close this blog post. I’ve learned over the years that too busy may simply be code word for either not interested or simply a means of not being able to manage your life correctly. Being too busy is just a poor excuse in all facets of life.

When you’re not busy, you have more time to think and play. You have more time to exchange ideas and experiences with friends and family. I’ve realized that it is only when you eliminate the idea of being too busy that you can finally open the door to being happy. Eliminating busy means you’ve got time to finally think and develop both personally and professionally.

Life is not something that happens to us, it is only responding to us. Stop fooling yourself because you may not really be that busy. You may be self-imposing the busyness on yourself. You could just need a different mindset, and a better approach to managing everything — one that will give you ample time for all the things you really wanted to do. You may need to write down your purpose in life. And then set priorities in harmony with that purpose and passion.

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Aug. 16, 2016

Let's get real, up until the last few years the only regret I had in terms of my healthy lifestyle was that it took me so long to become a true learner and take the lifestyle seriously. I mean I dabbled in the idea for years, and tried this and that, but I never really got myself truly educated. There was always an excuse, like I don’t have time, or this stuff isn’t really that bad…etc.

  • Why did I think lean cuisines and lean pockets were healthy?
  •  Why did I use sugary shakes like SlimFast?
  • Why did I think it was ok to ignore the labels and ingredients of things I was putting into my body?
  •  Why did I not see the importance of good supplements rather than just buying the cheapest ones I could find?
  • Why did I not notice the harmful chemicals in the household products I was using?
  • Why did I have to take Tylenol or aspirin daily?
  • Where had essential oils been all my life, and why had I never heard about them?

After thinking about this, I finally figured out that I do NOT regret waiting so long. Because I appreciate this journey now more than I think I could have when I was much younger. And I was NOT ready to commit 100% to a lifestyle change because I didn’t see the great need. I was pretty darn healthy, but I was ignorant to the damage I was doing to my body.  You don't know what you don't know, and if you are not willing to learn then you will never know what you missed. However, now as I am aging gracefully, I do see the need for learning and growing about healthy lifestyle choices and implementing them into my daily life.

Please remember:

  • you are never too old or young,
  • it is never too late to get started
  • you are never too ill or too healthy
  • the money you spend will be well worth it
  • the time you put in will reap great benefits
  • it is simpler than you think it will be
  • however it may not always be easy
  • it will take some grit and commitment
  • but with the right support you can do it

I beleive that now I am in a better position to HELP people discover better health practices, because I am more understanding and caring. It is funny how age either makes you bitter or better, more compassionate or hardhearted, more passionate or apathetic. 

 I have been coaching people for years about horsemanship, spiritual growth and personal development, which are still my passion. I see that now is the perfect time to add the healthy lifestyle choices into the mix, because I am betting that most of my horsemanship students want to be healthy enough to ride into their old age without major difficulties. Not to mention that I am almost certain they want to be of service to others they care about. So if I can help just one person, and they in turn help someone else add wellness purpose and abundance to their lives, I have fulfilled my purpose. You see, I realize that if I help just one, and that person helps one and so on and so on, that I am leaving a legacy of quality living and making a huge difference in this world.

I feel like God truly put Young Living and being 100% committed to a healthy lifestyle into my life at the right time, not only for me, but others. This journey is no longer just about me. It is about helping other people get and stay well too.

I am feeling that I am in the best time and place in my life to really make a difference in the lives of others in a variety of ways (spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically).

I have made so many wonderful friends through Young Living. I have always been concerned about personal growth, but in the last few years it has seemed to skyrocket with the help of some caring mentors in Young Living and the many resources available.  Even though there are still trials in my life I am so much better equipped to handle each of them with a positive attitude.

And you know what? This is possible for YOU too.

All you have to do is: 

  • be curious,
  • want to learn,
  • then plug in to what is available,
  • listen carefully
  • apply the knowledge you gain
  • then you will have the power to live a life of wellness, purpose and abundance.

On top of that if you start sharing with others like I do, you will be rewarded by:

  • the satisfaction of knowing you are impacting the lives of others for the better,
  • you will be leaving a living legacy
  • plus you can generate an extra income as well

I will close with a question.

Are you a HOPER or a HUSTLER?

The difference is pretty apparent obviously.

The HOPERS of the world sit around ‘hoping’ everything gets better... They sit around and hope that somehow…someway…wellness, purpose and abundance will start flowing into them without ever doing a whole lot of real work to make that happen.

However…the HUSTLERS of the world will get out there and MAKE it happen… They don’t always wait for wellness, purpose and abundance  to come to them. When they want results, they know that the time to go out there and GET those results is NOW!!

If  you are a hustler and want to change your life for the better then we have solutions for you and while you are bettering yourself you may just change the lives of those around you for the better. Wouldn’t that be a blessing?

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