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My most favorite smell is Whisper Blend, an essential oil for women

You give your best, perform well and always hope it gets you noticed, but while good performance is paramount and critical to moving your career forward; unfortunately, it’s not always sufficient. Many of your mates are doing great work too. You have to act, own, be something far more than that to stand out amidst the others.

How do you always make sure people remember you? How do you make a strong, lasting impression? What makes you stand out and how can you be different from all the others? This post will assist you in breaking your limits and overcoming whatever obstacles you have in order to live your life at its best.

Be Yourself – Some Key Differentiators

Your attitude. enthusiasiasm. positivism. engaging. passionate. An upbeat and professional attitude stands out. No matter what the working day produces, it’s very important to depict that you can stay bold, upbeat and confident. People are normally pleased working with other people that are encouraging, constructive and pleasant rather than rude, complaining, destructive and negative.

Being engaging. Being friendly. Allows your personality show through. Being approachable. Building relationships and trusts. Engaging others as well as showing a genuine interest in their lives, and their thoughts also. Get a mentor to assist you to get to meet people. A knowledgeable and connected mentor can be of great resource to assist you in building relationships and connections with other persons in your field.

Your communication. You might think that an excellent professional communication skill is given, but you’d fall into a fallacy. Many very competent individuals lack effective, professional communication skills required. You need to pay careful attention to how you express yourself, not only in formal settings like written communications, but also in on the phone, in mails and in tete-a-tete discussion. Being respectful, confident and clear in all of your communications. Educate yourself to be a better listener also. Give your undivided attention, maintain good eye contact, and try to really understand and comprehend what others are expressing.  An attentive and respectful listener is a very rare valuable. Developing exceptional communication habits goes a very long way in differentiating yourself from the crowd.

Your Contribution. The spirit dedication and involvement stand you out. Be readier than every other person on the team. Do your homework well and gather your materials, and make sure to come ready and prepared to work. If you are actively engaged in the work process and also make very significant contributions to your team, it will be perceived. You also might decide to volunteer to contribute beyond your specified workload and offer to take part in charity events or be a active member of other existing committees.

Your Creative Thinking. Thinking creatively is a potential asset. Don’t be scared to express your creativity and innovative solutions. Ask useful and intelligent questions. Ask questions that everyone else is ignoring. It’s always not the answers you give that make an impression, but your ability to ask very insightful and logical questions. Not only will you show that you can “think outside the box,” but that you can exercise your creativeness in ways that benefits the whole team.

Your Results. Results speaks very loudly than your words. more attention to is paid to what you do, than to what you say. What do you do extraordinarily well? Can you learn more to do it even better? Strive to be the go-to person(best) whenever that skill is required. Your skill set doesn’t have to be odd or difficult; it’s actually better if it’s a simple one, mostly required, skill that you perform better than others. And don’t hesitate to blow your own horn on every occasion. There’s nothing actually bad with allowing people know whenever you’ve achieved something exceptional, as long as you’re careful not to be boastful, prideful or annoying. Your achievements stand out and advances your career.

Your Take-Aways. The key is to determine what’s distinct about you, and then learn to capitalize on that distinguishing factor. Always pay undivided attention to whatever it is you do best, what you contribute to the table, what is unique about you. Be memorable. Be talented and remarkable. Be an expert and be trustworthy. Be creative and arousing. Let that thing that differentiate you from others be noticeable, work on growing that “specialness” and you will be perceived.

Your Spice. In conclusion, how you smell is also important is making you stand out. Knowing how well you smell put you in a great mood and bring out the best in you. My most favorite smell is Whisper Blend, an essential oil for women. It is is a complex and diverse blend that combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a uniquely personal fragrance. Each essential oil in the blend provides an inviting aroma of its own, but when combined, these oils offer a distinct scent that intrigues your senses and those passing by. Try it today!

 

 

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How To Balance Life And Passion In Your Relationship

The idea of balance and harmony between two somewhat opposing concepts has long been an aspiration of mankind. Perhaps, this is borne out of the fact that clashes sometimes happen between two equally important parts of our lives, sometimes our relationships with our partner and our life outside it. Most times, it is our career path and our relationship with our significant other that clashes, and the choice of which one deserves our attention the most is often one of the hardest decisions. How then do we maintain passion, enthusiasm and a loving atmosphere in our relationship? Find out more how to balance life and inspire passion at the same time below.

Make the Commitment

One of the best things you can do for yourself is commit to another person, to have to experience life with. Marriage teaches you as much as growing a business or career does. Be committed to both, and the lessons will intermingle and support one another. Plus, you’ll need the stability of another person. It’s good for the soul.

 Balance is Impossible

 Yes, you heard it right. balance is impossible, but work-life integration is crucial. There will be days you have to work more and others when you can take the day off to do something special with your significant other. If you have to travel for work, take him or her with you, stay a few extra days and make a mini vacation out of it. If they have to travel, go with them and do the same.

Prioritize

At the end of the day, though we all strive to leave a legacy through our work, it’s no secret that having someone to share your life with is an equally important goal. So, just as you prioritize time in your day for important work-related goals, you have to do the same to create or maintain goals as they pertain to your love life. Create goals you want to attain in both spheres and stick to it.

Be Present

You may not necessary be available your loved one all the time, however, make a point of being present when you are present. Leave your work at work, and don’t check your email or make one last call. Keep the phones out of bed, the bedroom is for intimacy. Make you’re your together time just for loved ones paying attention to each other. You can even keep electronic devices away from your bedroom if it will help.

It’s hard to shut off work, and it can’t always be done, but your relationships deserve your devoted attention just as much as your work does.

Prioritize Passion in Your Relationship.

A common issue in relationships is that we want one person to be everything to us. That means that your partner is your best friend, business partner, co-parent, lover, housecleaner, and handyman. Unfortunately, the more roles we put a person in, the more diluted the relationship becomes. If one of the main priorities of your relationship is to grow in passionate love, then you have to prioritize that experience above the others. One person cannot be everything, that is why there are other people like friends, parents, children etc. A charge can be reintroduced in your relationship if you start treating your partner like your lover, rather than your roommate.

Spice It Up

Passion inevitably dies down when the mundane takes over, and new experiences fade into the distance. Passion comes from having new experiences and slacking around in the house just because you have both vowed to live the rest of your life together is the best recipe for falling into a rut. Give your partner surprise gifts, have couples’ dinners, communicate frequently, share your fantasies, try out new experiences etc.

You can also literally spice things up with essential oils, especially the aptly named doTerra Passion Inspiring Blend. Its spice and herb mix will jolt you out of complacency and make you go on an adventure of your lifetime with your partner!

Pursue Your Own Passions

If you feel there’s an imbalance in your relationship, it is often because of time constraints. Perhaps you have a lot of time on your hands and your partner doesn’t. Or maybe you’re knee-deep in a phase of your career or a new business venture and have no time to devote to your spouse.

Either way, this is where hobbies come in. Instead of looking for a romantic partner to fill the void, try pursuing something you genuinely enjoy — and encourage your partner to do the same. See time apart as an opportunity for self-growth.

Demands and restraints have very little to do with love, so whatever you do, don’t hold each other on a short leash. Relationships prosper from opportunity, and the more you are willing to let your partner explore, the closer the two of you will become.

 

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doTerra’s InTune® Focus Blend

There is one thing that big tasks, deadlines, exams and like circumstances have in common – the need for perfect concentration. Maximum clarity for hours is just not negotiable when a deadline is looming. However, a lot of times, it’s just not easy to achieve a sustained sense of focus due to the sheer number of distractions around us. For example, it is estimated that it takes about 25 minutes to concentrate, yet office workers are interrupted every 11 minutes, while on the whole, Americans contend with 34 gigabytes of information and 100,500 words every day! It is against this backdrop that this post explores hacks, both short-term and long-term, for enhancing and sustaining a sense of focus and avoid sensory overload.

SHORT-TERM HACKS

Eliminate Distractions

Duh! This sounds so counter-intuitive, but yes, we forget so many times to remove distractions or simply underrate how many distractions we have around and how much they affect our concentration. Even more, distractions may be both physical (like a television playing in the background, Facebook feed notifications on your phone and your co-worker’s smelling food) or internal (like nervousness, fatigue, fear and sadness).

Yet, eliminating distractions is not always easy today, especially if the cause is an uncooperative co-worker. To eliminate physical distractions, you can reserve a certain time and place where you will be left alone. These include the library, a private room in your house and a coffee shop. While you are working, ensure your phone is on airplane mode, your computer has all notifications disabled, and you clearly inform coworkers or family that you are not to be disturbed. To eliminate internal distractions, be well-rested before attempting to start. Also, be positive and willfully avoid disrupting feelings and thoughts.

Make Your Work Environment Comfortable

First, check if your work-space is ergonomic. Make sure your desk and chair are at a comfortable height so you don’t strain your back.  Often a simple thing such as a small cushion or a rolled-up towel to support your lower back is enough to fend off that back soreness interrupting your workflow.

Adjust the position of your computer and any other work tools you use. The optimal set-up for your desk space includes your monitor being at arm’s lengths away from your eyes and your wrists and hands on the keyboard straight at or below elbows level.

Write Out Key Important Tasks Every Hour

One of the best ways to keep your brain focused is to write out the tasks that you want to accomplish within an hour and then time yourself to complete it within the specified period. By writing out your key tasks each hour and timing yourself, you can focus on what is most important and infuse it with a sense of exigency.

Break Your Tasks Up into Smaller Goals

Instead of focusing on your big, long term goals, start setting small daily goals. By doing this, you can focus solely on what you have to do in a day, instead of the sometimes-frightening gargantuan task as a whole. Achieving small daily goals will wire your brain for success and trigger the reward mechanism, releasing dopamine when you accomplish your goal. This will help you stay more focused and increase the odds of you achieving tomorrow’s goal.

Use Essential Oils with Nootropic Properties

Nootropics are substances that increase cognitive abilities, and essential oils are have known nootropic properties which stimulate the brain almost immediately, resulting in better focus, less stress and an upbeat mood. One very good essential oil is doTerra’s InTune® Focus Blend. It is made of Patchouli Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Lime Peel, Ylang Ylang Flower essential oils, amongst others. Frankincense has been used for centuries for improving focus and distractions while boosting concentration, same with the others too. By applying it somewhere you can smell it, even at the back of your hand, it will increase your cognitive abilities and also improve your focus.

LONG-TERM HACKS

While this post has mostly concentrated on the quick things to do to ensure maximum focus short-term, there are more things that could be done long-term will aid concentration in the long run. Starting each morning with exercise is one as it is one of the most important things that you can do for your brain and your overall well-being. It does not have to be a full-blown, get ripped regime – walking every morning is an exercise too.

Another important point is to get enough sleep because nothing ruins your focus more than consistent sleep deprivation. 7 hours of high-quality sleep per night minimum is tonic for the soul. Also, eating good fats like nuts, avocados, eggs, and coconut oil in your diet will improve your cognitive function and help your brain run more smoothly. After all, the human brain is made up of roughly 60% fat.

Finally, I found that eating in the morning makes me feel drowsy and muddles my concentration, so what I do is what is popularly known as Intermittent Fasting (IF). For 16 hours out of the day, all you have to do is fast completely and then consume all of your calories in an 8-hour window. It is tremendously easy and incredibly beneficial. Outside of the benefits to your metabolism and fat loss goals, IF actually helps you to have more focus in the morning because your body is not wasting precious energy digesting foods. Instead, it can allocate all of those resources to helping you concentrate on the task at hand.

In conclusion, mastering your focus is not an easy task. It takes commitment and making efforts towards that commitment to achieve a sustained sense of focus to enable you to complete your task. Without you making these efforts, even tips can only do so much. We hope the many rewards will galvanize you to make efforts and achieve your goals.

 

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How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Someone once told me that cellulite is the battle-scar of a battle well-fought and worn. Perhaps what the person was alluding to was that since grown women mostly have cellulite, it is an emblem of the things we’ve been through and we should be proud and not ashamed of it. However, in reality, not many can be persuaded that their cellulite should be worn with pride, and frankly, there is nothing bad in wanting a smoother skin, or changing a look you don’t feel comfortable with, as long as such change comes with no health risk.

This post has been designed as a one-stop post if you are looking to remove your cellulite and look healthier, but first, let’s define cellulite, debunk some myths and note other preliminary tidbits.

Cellulite is not a medical disease but a harmless condition which occurs when fat underneath the skin gives it a dimpled, bumpy, or “orange peel” appearance. Cellulite is a fat deposit beneath the skin and occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.

Cellulite is also much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat cells, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men’s and women’s skin. Between 80 and 90 percent of women will at one point or the other have cellulite. Since it is almost universal in adult females and has no health risk, it is considered normal. Even slender women in excellent physical condition can have cellulite.

The cause of cellulite is a genetic difference in the way adipose tissue (body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy and also cushions and insulates vital organs) and connective tissue (body tissues that support organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments) form. Cellulite is therefore not a function of excess weight, at least not directly as cellulite affects people whether they are overweight or not. Other causes of cellulite include pregnancy and an inactive lifestyle, smoking, family history, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, and age – all of which can determine the extent to which cellulite is present or visible. People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, and salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite. Wearing underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks can limit blood flow, and this may contribute to the formation of cellulite.

To treat the appearance of cellulite, numerous treatments are available, but the effect is mostly temporary so continuous application is required. One is the use of essential oil. Rosemary essential oil is known to increase circulation by warming the organs underneath the skin. With the vigorous application of rosemary essential oil, the appearance of cellulite decreases over time. Besides, rosemary is low-cost and has other health benefits compared to other treatments in this article.

Other treatments for cellulite include acoustic wave therapy (AWT also called Lipotripsy) applies acoustic waves (also called sound, pressure or shockwaves) to the affected areas; laser, light, or radiofrequency therapy combine suction or massage with light therapy for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite; subcision which involves insertion of a needle beneath the skin to break up bands of fibrous connective tissue that separate the clusters of fat cells; retinol creams and other creams and methylxanthines creams (chemicals which break down fat); and carboxytherapy is a medical procedure in which carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is injected just beneath the skin.

However, these are not all the means people try to get rid of cellulite. Some try to tan, either by sunlight or artificial ultraviolet, to disguise the appearance of cellulite. Truly, this is redundant and a mere waste of resources which may worsen its appearance. In addition, ultraviolet light is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Other people try dramatic weight loss program. While living healthy is good, dramatic weight loss does not cut it as cellulite affects slender people and it may worsen its appearance.

In conclusion, it must be restated that cellulite is not a medical problem and does not have adverse health consequences. Most treatments are temporary if not continued on a regular basis as there is no permanent solution to getting rid of it. Going through expensive procedures constantly may make a dent in your finances which is why we advocate for the use of rosemary essential oil since it is a low-cost option compared to all the other procedures. Furthermore, although prevention of cellulite may not be possible, it is reasonable to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Getting plenty of rest, eating a well-rounded diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains, along with a consistent exercise regimen will go a long way in controlling the appearance of cellulite. Maintaining hydration (drinking plenty of fluids) and smoking cessation may also make cellulite less noticeable.

doTERRA Oils  for Cellulite

Cellulite Massage Oil Blend

  • 20 drops rosemary.
  • 20 drops fennel.
  • 15 drops juniper.
  • 15 drops grapefruit.
  • 5 drops geranium.

Rosemary: Rosemary is a great all around oil that combats fluid retention and toxin buildup in the tissues. It’s also a great oil for memory improvement and reduces mental fatigue with its brain stimulant properties.

Fennel: Fennel has potent diuretic properties that help the body speed up the elimination of stored up waste materials and reduces the prevalence of water retention in the tissue. It’s properties also make it practical for breaking up the fatty deposits under the surface of the skin.

Juniper: Well known for it’s detoxifying and cleansing properties, juniper is highly regarded for reducing acne, fluid retention, and cellulite. It helps to clear and stimulate the mind as well. It’s an excellent tonic for the skin and joint pain/arthritis as well.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit is an uplifting oil that refreshes and eases a stressed-out mind and body. Grapefruit oil encourages the elimination of cellular toxins making it a great everyday oil for treating cellulite and fluid retention. A bonus of grapefruit oil is appetite reduction, as it can help to curb excess cravings and binge eating.

Geranium: Geranium is a great all around oil that is especially supportive of the skin. It also improves circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system, helping to diminish water retention and eliminate toxins. A simple way to use geranium for cellulite is to mix 6 drops of the oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and firmly massage into the effected areas.

Directions: In a 5 ml glass bottle combine your essential oils and shake to blend

Ways to use your Cellulite Massage Oil Blend

Below are a few ways you can make use of your massage blend.

  • Dry brushing: Before taking a shower or bathing sprinkle 1-2 drops of your cellulite massage blend onto a natural-bristle body brush. Using small circular motions brush your limbs upwards the hear (stimulating and improving circulation)
  • In the bath: While filling your tub with warm water take a small non-reactive bowl and combine 1 tsp (5 mL) milk and 4-6 drops of your Cellulite Massage Oil. Add the mixture to the tub once it’s filled. Agitate and disperse the oils then soak for 30 minutes, massaging any floating droplets of oil into your skin. Important: wait until the bath is filled to add your oils. Don’t add under steaming, pouring water as the tub fills to avoid evaporation of the oils.
  • Massage: In a small non-reactive bowl combine 4 tsp (20 mL) of grapeseed or sweet almond oil and 10 drops of your Cellulite Massage Oil.

 

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