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Happy New Year!!

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We made it to a brand new year folks!! Thank you to all of my followers and subscribers who supported my blog and stuck with me through my sporadic posts. Thank you for your likes, comments, follows and even had a few purchases through the blog. So THANK YOU!!! This year promises better blog posts, videos and more!!

So with that being said… you woke up on January 1st and all of these amazing things happened. You lost the weight you wanted to lose, you had the job/career that you wanted, the love life that you have been yearning for and all of the things that you ever wanted right? WRONG. The turn of the clock does not work like that. Yet people speak of the turn of the new year like that is what was going to happen. Sorry to burst your bubble folks but it doesn’t work like that.

Last year was rough and we all just wanted it to go away and hit that restart button but in all honesty, the turn of the clock was just another day. You will have to put in the work to make things happen, set some goals, make a plan and take action!! What does this year look like for you? At the start of every year I try to scan the Universe to see what the year will have for the general collective. Here is what I found. “The truth is, wherever you are in the world, 2020 was likely a challenging time for you and everyone you care about. The good news? According to astrological predictions for 2021, the outlook for next year is much rosier. In fact, experts predict that we can expect healing, mending, and progress.” The year will obviously start off slow but will pick up. Again, you will HAVE to do your part in making this a smoother year.

If you or someone you know finds getting organized or time management challenging, NUBODI has a variety of holistic services to help you move forward.

Email me at info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey. Start the new year on a new note.

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Reflections From The Soul

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I think it is safe to speak for everyone when I say this year did not turn out at all how we expected it to turn out. To be honest though, I didn’t have any expectations. When you set high expectations, you are often disappointed. I went into to this year with goals that I wanted to achieve with great optimism. I wrote out my goals in 2019 of what I wanted to accomplish and had decided that I would do my best at achieving them.

My personal life was going through some transitions so I had NO idea where I was headed literally. I went through a LOT of emotions dealing with family and friends being exposed to COVID, losing jobs, the election and other drama. The first few months were ROUGH. I felt stuck, lost and lacked direction. On top of that my energy outlet, the gym, was closed. I didn’t give up though. It just took a minute for me to get my mojo back. Maybe I needed the rest to refocus and re-evaluate things. I think we all needed it. Often people think because I am all holistic and spiritual that I don’t go through things. I do. I just deal with and get through them differently.

After I finally got moving, I checked on the goals that I had written down and to my surprise, I had cleared off a good chunk off my list. Not only did I clear off half of my list, I accomplished some things that WEREN’T on my list. Go ME!! I had found my mojo!! I’ve been on FIRE ever since. Sometimes, it is just a matter of stepping back and taking another look.

There unequivocally are many ways to deal with the challenges life throws our way. How you deal with the challenges is personal. There is no wrong or right way to handle life. NUBODI offers a variety of holistic health and wellness services and products that assist with getting through life’s challenges. Email me at info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey. Start the new year on a new note.

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Caring for self during stressful times

Self-Care Practices

It’s hard to image taking care of one’s self during a pandemic. Most of us are focused on family or bills or both. However, during stressful times are when you need to focus on YOU the most. We can all agree that this year was a particular challenge. To be honest, it took me a minute to get my head right and my Mojo back.

I felt selfish and guilty that I wasn’t being productive but I couldn’t comprehend all that was going on, not only in my life but also in the world. I had to come to acceptance that nothing was flowing and embrace the nothingness.

I often sat in silence, staring out of the window and letting my mind wander. I’ve worked in corporate America for my entire adult life, I wasn’t used to doing nothing. After the nothingness of my days came whispers of “do the things you would normally do for you.” I painted my toes. Deep conditioned my hair. Journaled in my long forgotten journal. Played Mario Kart. The guilt started to fall away. Immediately upon me enjoying myself and the time and space that was given, I began to find my Mojo again. Ideas started flowing like water. I revamped the NUBODI Beauty Store, updated products and have done more for my business in the past few months than I have in a long time. Not only did new concepts for business come but also new and unexpected resources. When you let it go and let it flow, you become susceptible to new and exceeding things that were waiting to blossom.

By no means am I saying to drop everything and do nothing. Of course that concept doesn’t work for everyone. What I am saying is take time out for you to recharge. Self-care is important. If you don’t take care of you, you are no good to take care of anyone else.

NUBODI provides a variety of holistic health and wellness services and products to assist with self-care wellness. Email me at info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey.

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Skin Health

The health of your skin starts with a good diet. Proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on having glowing skin. If your diet is full of junk food, your skin will show it. Water is important for hydrating the skin. When your body is dehydrated, your hair and scalp get dry and will break off easily and dehydration can make your nails brittle as well.

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It’s hard to think of having a skin care routine when you have no where to go but the fact is, now would be a good time to start this positive habit of having a skin care routine. A skin care routine isn’t just for women either. There’s a funny video going around with a young black man cleaning his face with hand soap and you can hear in the background his girlfriend scolding him on the proper care of his skin. Most men tend to be less concerned about their face than women but its actually important that men take care of their face too. “An effective skin care routine can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and help keep your skin looking its best.” For men, incorporating a skin care routine can help with razor burn, dry skin and acne.

While men and women should have different skin care routines, there are basic but essentials steps that both sexes can do to create a quick and easy skin care routine. For both, a good cleanser that’s based on skin type should be applied to the face twice a day to remove dirt, oil and makeup.

The next step in your daily skin care routine would be to use a facial toner. “A face toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne.” Men can use toners too.   “Most guys should only use toner once daily, to prevent any over-drying and redness.”

The last step in this quick skin care routine is the moisturizer. Everyone needs a good moisturizer on their face after cleansing. By adding a moisturizer to your skin care routine,  you prevent your face from becoming dry, flaky and dull. “Many of the best facial moisturizers contain vitamins and other beneficial ingredients, which is an added bonus for your skin.”

There are other steps that you can add in a skin care routine such as exfoliating, facial masks, peels, steaming and more!! NUBODI has created a holistic facial service along with a new line of skin care products that will knock your socks off. HOWEVER, due to the COVID 19 epidemic, we are unable to offer the holistic facial service at this time. The skin care line will hopefully launch later this summer. What NUBODI can offer is skin care consultation on skin health that will offer a nutrition guide for skin care health and suggested skin care recommendations based on skin type. For more information, send email to info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey.

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Get Your House In Order

March and April are usually the months I do Spring cleaning. Not only do I get rid of old clothes, books, old bills and anything needs to leave my physical home, I also get rid of old energy, running white Sage through my home, clearing the air of all the energy that no longer serves my Highest Good.

unnamedWhile I am working from home, all my days seems to run together. I absolutely forgot to do my usual Spring Cleaning. There is an old saying that says “You need to get your house in order.” This saying is about this exact thing. Not just in the physical terms of cleaning your house but also your mind, body and spirit. It ia all connected.

We are definitely in a time of pause and during this pause it is important to be able to think clearly. By clearing out the old, you are making way for the new. New ways of thinking and doing. I believe what this Coronavirus crisis is forcing us to change a lot of how we do things.

Here are a few tips on how you can get rid of the old to make way for the new.

  1. Donate old clothes or clothes that you no longer wear.
  2. Don’t leave old bills hanging around. Pay them, make a record of payment and discard the bill itself.
  3. Get your financial house in order. Create a living will, organize your bills, income and outcome.
  4. Burn lavender, Sage, or Frankincense to remove old negative energy. Open the windows for fresh air.
  5. Journal, write down your negative thoughts to clear your mind of things that frustrate you. Get them out of your head. This opens the door for positive thoughts and energy to flow.
  6. Mend fences. Life is too short. Apologize to those you have wronged or forgive those who have wronged you or so that you can be free and move forward with less energy and stress.

There are many other ways to “Get your house in order.” Life Coaching with NUBODI can assist individuals with organizing their lives, create positive habits and journey forward. Looking to get your “house” in order? Email info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey.

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How The Coronavirus Has Effected Me

At the first of the year, my very first post out was about the changes we were all going to experience this year. I didn’t name specifics because I didn’t know what they were going to be. However, my post did talk about how each sign was going to go through some changes and how each sign would react differently to the changes. SO here we are.

PBHJENXJW5CFFM6RU2U6QQQAHQI haven’t blogged in a long time. There were a lot of things going on in my life both professionally and personally and even more so now that we are all on lockdown. I was an introvert before the lockdown begin so staying in and away from people was a way of life for me. Now that we are being forced to stay in and away from people, I have a whole new perspective on everything.

So much has been said regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, I can’t help but think. During my time of social distancing, I have gained a lot of clarity and insight for my own life and the world around me. One theory that I reflected on was the fact that while we’ve been sentenced to stay indoors, Mother Earth was purging and healing. I felt that. Trains, planes and most modes of transportation were in limited use or reserved for essential use. Cutting down travel, while only for a little bit, did cut down on the carbon footprint that we put out in the world giving Mother Earth at least a little time to breathe.

Like most, my emotions scaled the ranged from panic to anger to serenity. As I was advising people to stock up on essentials, the Coronavirus threat leveled up and so did my anxiety. Supplies were disappearing off the shelves faster than they could be stocked.  Supplies for both the public and the medical community was scarce. 

For me, the Coronavirus pandemic forced me to be reflective and creative. Got me and others to think out of the box to manifest the resources that we needed. I feel like this was also a lesson to us all in how we take our natural resources for granted as well as our health and total wellbeing.

The other issue that came from this crisis that affected me dearly was the fact that disease and illnesses plague our country daily and have taken lives in the tens of thousands and the world has never responded to those health issues the way that people have with the Coronavirus. The media hyped up false information and invoked so much fear that it probably did way more harm than good.

Although the Coronavirus crisis isn’t over, the effects of the Coronavirus will certainly live with us long after this crisis has left. I think it’s important now to ponder the lessons and changes that were presented to you during this time to move forward.

While NUBODI does not provide psychotherapy, there are several holistic services that you can choose from such as spiritual counseling and life purpose coaching that will compliment any therapy that you currently have or will have. Let NUBODI help facilitate the positive change that you seek.

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To supplement or not to supplement?

Like anything on the market health related, vitamins and supplements come with their own controversy. “A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid.” I, myself, am particularly fond of vitamins. Here is why. Over the years, climate change and global warming has changed the soil, rain water and the crops. We are not getting the proper amount of nutrients that we should be getting from food which should be your main source of vitamins and minerals. To supplement what is missing from my diet, I use vitamins and supplements. There are many reasons for taking supplements. “Most medications deplete essential nutrients however, supplements help to restore balance.”

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Vitamins and Minerals

With proper planning, throughout the day, your diet should consist of the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs. “Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. ” They help build teeth and bones, and are needed for normal cell function, growth, and development. While there is a difference between vitamins, minerals and supplements, in general the word supplement can “include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, enzymes, amino acids, or other dietary ingredients. You take these products by mouth in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form to supplement your diet.”

Herbal supplements can be considered another category in the supplement world. One or more herbs are made into capsule form by grinding them into powder. “Examples of common herbal health products and supplements include black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, saw palmetto, and St. John’s wort.”

As usual, there are some cons to taking supplements. “Many supplements contain active ingredients that have strong biological effects in the body. This could make them unsafe in some situations and hurt or complicate your health.” It is said that some supplements are synthetic, contain sugar and chemicals that can be harmful. Please do your research before purchasing.

Diet and nutrition can be confusing. NUBODI can facilitate positive change through diet, nutrition and wellness coaching. Email me at info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey.

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Product Review: Sweet Sweat Waist Trainer

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Product Review: Sweet Sweat Waist Trainer

This wouldn’t be a month on health awareness without talking about this one product. The talk of the town lately has been about waist trainers. I started using a waist trainer long before the celebs made waist trainers a trend.  It will also depend on what you are using and calling a “waist trainer”. Not all waist trainers are created equal. With most of my posts you will see that I will always say that there are pros and cons. For every pro about a subject there are just as many cons. Take what resonates.

When I decided to get a waist trainer, I did my research first and here is what I found. Waist trainers that have the boning in them are not waist trainers. They are corsets. Wearing a corset for long periods of time can cause health problems. “the restriction of the organs — which could cause poor digestion, poor breathing and poor function otherwise while wearing a tightly laced corset — was a cause for concern for some doctors.” Corsets were worn years ago and still are worn under certain dresses and also just because women like the way they make their waist appear. The corsets however, were pulled super tight and tied up in the back (or zipped up) to hold the corset in place. In most cases, the corsets were pulled so tight that women had a hard time breathing. It had been said also that because women wore these tightly pulled corsets all day, that their organs were shifted out of place also causing health problems. Some women also went to sleep in these corsets for more than six hours enabling their body to move properly during sleep.

The waist trainer I chose was Sweet Sweat. I read the reviews on Amazon and the reviews were 4.5 out of 5 with over ten thousand reviews placed. “Sweet Sweat Premium Waist Trimmer for Men and Women is designed primarily for use during workouts. It increases the core temperature and intensifies sweating during workout sessions. As a result, the belt can be used to lose more belly fat during a regular exercise session.” Amidst those results, I purchased my waist trainer. I ear the Sweet Sweat waist trainer only during workout hours and not more than two hours a day. The Sweet Sweat Waist Trainer is a long band made out of rubber. It moves when you move and bend when you bend allowing for full flexibility. I don’t sweat in my abdominal area unless I am wearing the waist trainer. I was/am pleased with my results and continue to use the Sweet Sweat Waist Trainer.

In my own experience of using waist trainers, and when used correctly, the waist trainer can be quite affective. I didn’t lose weight but I did lose inches which I think is the goal. Want to incorporate a fitness routine in your busy schedule? NUBODI can facilitate positive change through health, wellness , diet and nutrition coaching and counseling.

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Meal Plan Time

Keeping along the wellness journey is meal planning. “Meal planning is the simple act of taking some time to plan any number of your meals for the week. Plan every snack and meal, or simply plan your lunches so you don’t spend money on restaurant food during the week. Meal planning allows people to stick to their chosen food budget and diet.”

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I follow several busy people such as body builders, weight lifters, stay at home moms and entrepreneurs on Instagram who meal prep. I’ve tried it with my smoothies and believe me it saves a lot of time and money. Here are some other benefits of meal planning.

  1. Planning ahead: By planning ahead you are able to write out for the week your entire menu. You can write out your menus for breakfast, lunches, dinner and snacks. This could also include smoothies and other meals as well.
  2. Save money: With meal prep and planning, you purchase only what you need for the menus that you have created. No more wasting food or money.
  3. Save time: Meal planning needs time. You will have to choose a day to make all of the meals for the week. You will need time to write out the menus, time to purchase all of the food and then time to prepare. Once all of this is done, all of your meals are ready.

“Meal prepping can help reduce the stress that comes with trying to eat healthier. Solving all your food decisions in advance really frees up some of your willpower and mental stress, helping you reach your goals faster and with more ease.”

There are ways to eat healthy and still enjoy the foods that you love. NUBODI can facilitate healthy eating habits through diet and nutrition counseling and coaching. Want to incorporate a new nutritional routine in your busy schedule? Email me at info@nu-bodi.com for a FREE 15 minute information session to assess how NUBODI services can support you on your journey.

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Setting Fitness Goals

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Time To Get Fit!!

The beginning of the year is when everyone commits to working out and eating right. New shoes are bought, fresh gym gear is awaiting and a new gym membership has been signed. You are READY!! However, without a plan, those efforts are futile. Like any other goals that you set, your fitness goals should be thoughtfully planned to be executed.

Be smart about creating your goals. Focus on ONE goal at a time and make your goals specific. Many start off with too many goals and then get overwhelmed and fizzle out by February or March. Don’t reach for the sky too soon. When you accomplish one goal, the feeling you get from achieving it will give you the confidence you need to work on another goal.

Discover what motivates you. It’s nice to have a workout buddy however when your workout buddy is sick or out of town, will you still have the drive to workout by yourself? There are many ways to motivate yourself to workout. Set up your workout schedule on your calendar or phone to remind you. Prepare your workout clothes and or bag the night before and place them next to your work things so that you can take it with you on your way out the door.

Be realistic about attaining the goals that you have set. Try to prohibit yourself from comparing your fitness goals and journey with others. Your journey is your own. Have your own measurable outcomes. Set practical timelines for achieving your fitness goals. Be honest about what you can achieve and what will work for you.

Last but not least, have fun. If you fall off of the wagon, that is ok. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Dust yourself off and get back on track. Reward yourself when you have accomplished a fitness goal. Veto rewarding with food instead try to honor yourself with something that you will appreciate for doing the hard work.

Are you ready to start your fitness and wellness journey? Diet, nutrition and wellness with NUBODI can facilitate positive change and personal growth.

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