Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Sauna and B-School

I recently came across Marie Forleo and the idea of B-School. Again. An old friend of mine had told me about it years ago, and I thought it sounded pretty cool. But expensive. It's an online business and marketing school with rave reviews across many sectors. Well. The price was right under $2000. She has some smaller free classes. Check this one out by clicking here. And I had made an impulse buy of a personal sauna from Sunlighten one week ago. The cost... Right around $2000. So I entered a contest to try and win a scholarship to B-School, because she gives away a certain number of them per year, some of them only for military and their families. The drawing was to be on Wednesday and I was feeling good about it. But then I got an email from Denise DT, the author of a little book called Get Rich Lucky Bitch. She has a course called Money Bootcamp that has had great reviews from people I respect in doTERRA, like Desiree Mangandog. I happened to pick up this book and work on finishing it earlier in that day. When that email came in, I saw that it was an offer connected to B-School. Opening it up, I saw that Denise's course goes for just under $2000, same price as B-School. But if I decided to sign up for B-School on Tuesday, through Denise's link, she would give me the entire $2000 Money Bootcamp for free... Talking it over with my husband, I came to the idea that... maybe I could swing this. IF I could get a refund on the sauna that hadn't even shipped yet. Turns out, I could. Citing military moving (which is true), and the need to run the sauna on a transformer (also true), I made my case and plan to buy a different model from the Sunlighten company later on this year (another true thing).... they gave me my refund. I don't want to be in the same room with my Instant Pot when it's on a transformer (to convert the power to the right voltage from 110V to 220V- you only know this when you live overseas).... using the sauna while on a transformer is like me being INSIDE the Instant Pot. Um.... no. Even if it's fine, I could still break the sauna. I'm annoyed I used my $400 Blendtec on one, let alone a sauna!!! Now I use my Hyundai blender, made for 220V, which I love. So.... long story short: I'm going to B-School!!!!

Monday, February 18, 2019


Did you know that there is basically a podcast for everything? I love learning new things on subjects I'm interested in. I wanted to share the app I use and some favorites of mine.

I use the Castbox app, which is free. I downloaded it on my Android phone and here are some podcasts I subscribe to.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Emotions Mentor Course

I finished up a course through Rebecca Hintze's site called The Emotions Mentor. For professionals, you can earn CEU's. It covers the use of aromatherapy for emotional health and change. I enjoyed it and even got a referral link. So if this is your kind of thing, go check it out here.

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Grounding. Earthing. Did you know that's even a thing?

It is. First I heard of it was from Dave Asprey of Bulletproof fame. He says to do it once you get to your destination to avoid jet lag.

What do you do? Stand barefoot on grass or dirt, weather permitting, for around 30 minutes. Sitting with your hands on the ground can work too.

If it's winter and yucky out, you can use a mat indoors. I got mine on Amazon and I put it at the bottom of my bed, under my blankets, but on top of my fitted sheet. Some put them under their keyboards or under their desk and sit or stand barefoot on them. Go check it out here on Amazon: Grounding


I have a strange obsession with pockets.

My 3 year old son has pants with pockets, yet as an adult woman... many of my pants have none. This is wrong to me, since my son only puts the occasional penny or rock in his pocket, but I can't find my phone because I have nowhere to put it.

So I tried out some leggings with pockets on Amazon. And I have been pleased. Go check them out for yourself and try a pair or three...

Click here for a nice list: Pocket Leggings

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pizza Eggs

I cooked ground Italian sausage in the skillet. Added sliced mushrooms and red bell peppers at the end to soften. Spices like pizza. Beat 10 or so eggs in a bowl and add heavy cream with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet. Top with pepperoni or salami if needed. Shredded cheese if you've got it. I do cream cheese or whole milk mozzarella scooped on top . Then put into the oven until firm. Around 400 F for 25 minutes. 

Sleep Tips

Last month I watched an awesome docuseries called The Real Skinny On Fat. One of the episodes was on sleep and circadian rhythm. I got some nice little nuggets out of it that have been helping me feel as rested as a mom of five kids can.

1. Blue Light Blocker
Set your phone to turn this on 2 hours before your bedtime. If you're watching TV, try a set of glasses like these

2. Go to bed between 10 and 11 pm if possible
3. Wake up at the same time every day- even weekends and holidays
4. Stop eating by 7 pm
5. No caffeine past 2pm
6. No alcohol after 7pm
7. No exercise after 6pm unless it helps you to relax
8. A warm/hot bath or shower (or sauna trip) before bed can help with a body temperature shift that is helpful for good sleep

I hope you guys find these as helpful as I did. If you want to help a mom out by using my affiliate link for anything (even if you don't get the glasses and pick something else through the click), I appreciate it!