The doTERRA Difference

There are so many reasons why I decided to partner with doTERRA to improve and up-level my personal health, my home and my family. I continue to see the amazing effects these oils and products have on my life and therefore share them confidently knowing the impact they'll have on someone else's life too. 

Watch this video less than 14 minutes long for a full download and explanation of why I love doTERRA and the impact they are making around the globe. 

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Big Love Xx
Allie Rae

6 Ways to Lift Your Mood in Minutes

When you’re in a bad mood, what’s the one thing that snaps you out of it no matter what? What makes you feel amazing on a not-so-great day?

One of the key things I learned while studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition is how to fuel myself and refresh my outlook through primary food – the relationships, work, exercise, and spiritual practices that fill me up in ways food can’t.

Today, I want to share my favorite ways to turn a negative mood into a positive mood and instantly feel reenergized and inspired. 

WORK OUT
Physical movement is high on my list! Especially when I’m feeling a little down. I try to get myself moving in any way. Some of my favorite ways to move are obviously yoga, but also spin, barre, nature walks and hikes. 

TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Even just stepping outside, putting your feet in the grass or dirt and connecting with the Earth can be of huge benefit to our health. I love going for a walk in my neighborhood or taking my book to the backyard to breathe in fresh air and connect with nature.

HAVE MORE FUN
Fun and laughter are great medicine for low moods. Laughing with a friend, watching a funny movie or show, playing with my kitties, and singing are ways I cheer myself up.

CONNECT SPIRITUALLY
I reconnect and recharge through prayer, meditation, journaling, writing a gratitude list, breathing deeply, and reminding myself that difficult moments will pass and that ultimately everything is temporary.

CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
Surrounding myself with family, talking to a good friend, getting a hug, or even connecting with like-minded people on FacebookInstagram, and other social media outlets make me feel more connected and less alone. 

GET NOURISHMENT WITH ENERGIZING FOOD
A warm cup of tea, healthy meal, energizing juice, or some raw chocolate can lift my mood in minutes.

Now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite way to improve your mood and reenergize yourself? Tell me in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Big Love,
Allie Rae

3 Signs you KNOW Self-Care is Calling

Our mind, body and emotions are constantly keeping us informed as to whether they are being taken care of or not. Our body is our biggest divination tool, meaning, our body is so highly intelligent that it tells us exactly what we need to know in order to make the necessary shifts or step in the right direction.

Here are 3 signs (yes, there are many more!) to know that some self-care practices are in order:

1) Feeling Stressed, Irritated and Frustrated
The modern world seems to now run on copious amounts of coffee for breakfast, overwhelm for lunch and stress for dinner. Our culture and society is moving at a faster pace than ever and our bodies can feel it. The response? Becoming more irritated, frustrated and REACTIVE rather than proactive. The more we do, do, do, the more we find ourselves on the hamster wheel of coffee, overwhelm and stress trying to accomplish more, produce more, be more.

Our body suffers. Our mind suffers. Our relationships suffer. Ultimately this leads to complete burn out which when not tended to, leads to disease or dis-ease.

2) Lacking Motivation & Procrastinating
Remember that thing you were going to do yesterday but kept putting off? And today you’re not in the “mood” to tackle it? Tomorrow you are busy with other things and this weekend you have family coming into town? YA....I get it. Through my entire schooling procrastination was my middle name and seemed to be the only way I got my assignments, papers, projects, etc. done. By waiting until I was so stressed and had no choice but to complete it.

Obviously, this is not healthy. If you find yourself unmotivated (likely due to the hamster wheel above) which leads to procrastination, this is a wake up call. Are you living in a way of proficiency, efficiency and productivity?

3) Lacking Zest or Passion for your Life
Nothing seems to “light you up” anymore. You don’t have the same inner radiance shining from within. You stopped seeing your favorite people and engaging in your favorite things. I’ve been there. Feeling completely blue and down in the dumps. You begin to isolate yourself only to increase your lack of zest and passion.

Resonate with the above? Ya, so do I! Each day is an opportunity to step into our life with a sense of awe, wonder and delight for the gift of this body and the gift of our life. It is a choice that we make each day.

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