September Promos – Perfect for every BODY!

🌱SUPPORT YOUR WELLNESS 🌱
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Change is in the air! September is all about shifting seasons, so let that change inspire you to pursue your health and wellness goals. Place your qualifying order to get some of our favorite wellness products—such as Cool Azul® essential oil blend and Inner Defense™!

Reach any of the following PV minimums with your September order to get these Young Living products for FREE:

300 PV (Retail Value: $213.82)
🌱15-ml Cool Azul™: Exercise is foundational to a healthy lifestyle. Let the Wintergreen and Peppermint in Cool Azul essential oil blend help you hit the gym with its cool topical sensation and refreshing aromatic experience!

🌱Inner Defense™: Get ready for the fall and winter months by adding Inner Defense to your daily wellness! It reinforces systemic defenses and supports the immune system.*

🌱Peace & Calming®: Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. This sweet, gentle blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy creates a relaxing environment, perfect for practicing mindfulness and meditation.

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:
🌱5-ml Thieves® Vitality™: A staple in any home with essential oils, Thieves Vitality helps support overall wellness and a healthy immune system* just in time for fall and winter.

Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive:
🌱5-ml Oregano Vitality™: Oregano Vitality isn’t just known for its savory flavor—it also supports a healthy lifestyle when taken daily!* Get easy support by combining 1 drop of essential oil with 1 drop of carrier oil in a capsule.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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today marks two weeks into our vegetarian decision. my husband and I are finding this to be super easy and really fun! we are enjoying cooking and trying new meals and I love that in the short period of time I am already noticing physical changes. part of that has been the yoga two times a week thanks to my new found love for Yoga Journey’s classes!

the more I take control of my health, I am discovering so much about myself. my strengths, weaknesses and goals I didn’t know I had. The goals I have to be the best I can be for my kids, husband and most importantly for myself. I want to feel 25 when I am 40, I want to look in the mirror and be proud of who I see. I do know that if I keep this awareness up … I will!

the first step I took was looking into alternative ways to address health concerns, naturally. I addressed seasonal discomfort first and went from there. It has been a few years now and I can honestly say I feel GREAT!

cedarwood essential oil is a must have in our home for so many reasons, it was actually the first oil I bought outside of the starter kit. if you want to see why, you’ll get a bottle from me if you decide now is the time for you to start your essential oil journey with me.

c e d a r w o o d :
+ hair
+ sleep
+ skin
+ mood (yes, yours & hers)
+ focus
… to name a few. google it, there are a ton of amazing uses!

AUGUST 2017 promoimg_9788click HERE to get your very own Starter Kit!

I didn’t see that coming.

breatheHave you ever been at the beach, standing in the ocean when suddenly a wave sneaks up on you and tosses your body around, knocking you off balance? That is exactly how I have been feeling lately.  In a place where I should feel nothing but peaceful I have been feeling off.

Yesterday, I decided to take a yoga class.  For those of you that know me, know that I am a routine freak.  Monday – Friday I do the same thing, day in and day out.  Schedules and systems help me stay put together.  However, lately I have been feeling anything but.

Something has been missing.  I knew I needed some me time – some time to do something good for myself without the guilt.  The Mom guilt of leaving the kids at daycare a little longer.  The guilt of putting off household duties for yet another night.  The guilt of winging it for dinner rather than planning it all out.  I needed space.  Space for ME.

The anxiety was there as I parked my car and walked into the building …. is the class going to start on time … is it going to end on time … what if I can’t do the moves the instructor says to move into … are the kids going to be okay … what am I going to make for dinner.

My mind was flooded along with what felt like every drop of blood in my body.  I was  mentally and physically exhausted as I sat in the empty yoga studio on my mat.  I sat, alone, in silence for minutes … I took this time to reset my intention.  Reset my focus. I sat and I was still.  I rolled my oils on my wrists, neck and chest & started to breathe deeply, letting go of all the toxic emotions I carried in with me.
breathe roller + diffuser
As class started, a beautiful woman walked into the room and began to speak to a now full room. Her voice was calming and her presence was light but obvious.  As she spoke, softly she told us to close our eyes and breathe … thanking ourselves for being there, for waking up today.  In that very moment, something came over me & fast…

I cried. HARD.  So hard in fact, I almost had to leave the room.  The tears poured from my eyes flooding my face onto my mat.  My fingers couldn’t catch the tears fast enough.  All that toxicity was leaving me, in a hurry.  As the last tear fell from my eyes a weight lifted from my chest. I felt lighter.  I felt like I could breathe. I smiled and took the deepest breath I have all month.

I continued through class and as I finished I felt strong.  Emotionally strong.  I left feeling weightless.


Mamas (& note to self):
Don’t get so wrapped up in trying to perfect your title and duties that you lose yourself.
Don’t feel guilty for carving out some YOU time.
Don’t wait until you reach a point that you feel desperate and NEED the time.

I am learning this the hard way but I am committing to this time not only for me but for my family.  I am finding that when I don’t allow myself this time, my family suffers, my friends, my co-workers and my clients.


Those mountains you are carrying, you were supposed to climb.


I have NO idea what I am doing.

good morning.2f1ed0c9efb65069f3cf90d9672721c3(earmuffs if you’re sensitive AF): this morning was a shitshow of sorts. not even going to sugarcoat that one. blame it on the solar nonsense, toddlers being toddlers, life …. call it what you will, it was not the best start to the day.

I didn’t even do my hair & didn’t realize it until I got to my office – thank gawd messy-bun is an actual thing. I may be winning at this one.

after we finally wrangled our sass-ass child into the car, shoeless & full of tears I decided to blast that Moana song. it worked. by the third time it played he was singing along. I told him “today, I am thankful for you & Moana” – he sheepishly said “me too, Mama”

as I got him out of the car, he looked at me and said: “sorry we had a rough start this morning” – obviously, the tears poured out of my face which is fine, now my make-up is matching me hair. I pretty much look hungover without the fun story to accompany my shameful appearance.

we hugged. a lot of hugs. we moved on and agreed on one thing:

today is going to be a great day BECAUSE, today is a great day to have a great day.

side note:
don’t be dumb during the eclipse. not worth your eyesight.

LISTENING TO: Moana
DIFFUSING: Release + Valor

August Promos + BONUS GIVEAWAY

A U G U S T .  P R O M O S :
+ 1 0 0 P V = Lemon Vitality 5 ml (ER promo)
+ 1 9 0 P V = 15 ml Citrus Fresh, 5 ml Envision & Lemon Vitality
+ 2 5 0 P V = 15 ml Clarity, Citrus Fresh, Envision & Lemon Vitality
+ 3 0 0 P V = FIVE (5) KidScents Essential Oils 5 ml each – GeneYus, TummyGize, SleepyIze, Owie, SnifflEase, Clarity, Citrus Fresh, Envision & Lemon Vitality
AUGUST PROMOS_____________________________________________________________

Summer is coming to a close, and school is just around the corner. Whether you’re sad to see the sunny season go or happy to have the structure of school back in your life, August’s PV promotion has everything you need to make a smooth transition.

Place your qualifying order and you’ll get favorites such as Citrus Fresh™ and Lemon Vitality™ in addition to five essential oils from our KidScents® collection!

3 0 0 P V (Retail Value: $266.46)

5-ml KidScents Essential Oils:
Get a great start to the school season with help from five of our KidScents essential oils. Use GeneYus™, TummyGize™, SleepyIze™, Owie™, and SniffleEase™ to help you take on anything the school year may bring.

kidscents for adults

15-ml Clarity™:
With an earthy blend of Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon, and more, this oil’s aroma helps invite a feeling of clarity and alertness. Diffuse it while studying, sending off emails, or checking other items off your to-do list.

15-ml Citrus Fresh™:
School is important, but kids still need to have fun! Diffuse this bright, cheerful blend—made with Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint—during play time when homework is done.

B O N U S Essential Rewards exclusive:
5-ml Envision™: Got big dreams for the future? Chase them with help from the inviting and invigorating aroma of Envision! It uses Black Spruce, Orange, Lavender, and more to stimulate feelings of creativity and resourcefulness.

B O N U S Essential Rewards exclusive:
5-ml Lemon Vitality™: After-school snacks are an important part of every kid’s day. Use Lemon Vitality to whip up fast, fresh treats like lemon-infused fruit dip or citrus smoothies!

back to school promo

This month, if you meet the 300PV requirement with Young Living, not only will you get all the amazing oils FREE, you will also get five (5) customized rollers from my ETSY shop!

Customize these rollers with your Childs name, one for the teacher, one for after school … whatever you’d like!!

Over 25 colors available!!!

DETAILS:
You must be in my downline to qualify. To claim, simply place a 300PV order during the month of August … that is it! Email me what you would like your rollers to say and I will get them to you for the first day of school!!

I also make custom decals for all of your back to school needs such as lunch box labels, binders, etc.

visit: www.etsy.com/shop/GraySkyMatters

YOUNG LIVING ROLLER-TOPS (10/$9.75):
https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/aromaglide-roller-fitments

Is Today a Great Day to have a Great Day?

The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside.” ― Jim Rohn

 
what is it that is holding you back from being happy? are you the kind of person that always sees the downside vs. the greatness in a situation? do you complain that it is too hot outside or are you thankful that the sun is shining?
 
A D J U S T
 
sounds easy right? I know it isn’t like flipping a light switch & all of a sudden you are happy, I get it BUT you can change the way you view life and in time, your small changes will create a large impact within yourself.
 
for those of you that are parents; you are familiar with the whole bedtime ‘routine’ – wake-up ‘routine’ – after school ‘routine’ … but what about YOU?
 
do you have a routine for yourself to create a path for your day? do you have a routine to unwind, unload and give thanks?
 
I do. and let me tell you, it helps so much!
 
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MY MORNING ROUTINE:
wake up
wash face + apply essential oils:
 
great for balance. if you are a female, you need this magical potion. if you are a male and have a female in your life, she needs it. you will thank me. I promise it will change you.

I then proceed with the Great Day Protocol, formulated by Gary Young. 

 
Valor Essential Oil, also known for balancing the body’s electrical energy. Apply a few drops in the palm of your left hand, gently rub your palms together, and bring your oiled palms to your nose and inhale. Set your intention for the day, utilizing the grounding properties of this blend. Next, put some Valor on the back of your neck and then place another drop on the inside of your wrists and hold your wrist together for a moment. As you hold the pulse points of your wrists together, again breathe in the oil blend and take a moment to be still while affirming your intentions for the day. What state of being would you like to cultivate? What do you want to accomplish today?
 
Place a drop of Harmony on your left palm, rub your palms together, inhaling the oil blend and place some Harmony on your solar plexus, just below your sternum, and above your belly button. This is your third chakra, or your “will” energy center. As you inhale the aroma, use the affirmation, “Let my will harmonize and align to the greater good for all I connect with today.” You may have a specific intention for harmonizing with your customers, your co-workers, family, friends, etc.
 
This blend is one of Young Living’s signature essential oils. Place a drop of Joy into your left palm, rub your hands together, and slowly inhale the scent. Then place your hands on your heart. If you are looking to become more open hearted, use these moments to let this blend infuse into your heart’s desire.
 
This blend is known for its properties for energetic protection, like a bouncer for negative energy or disturbing thoughts. Place a drop of White Angelica in your left palm, rub your palms together and deeply inhale. Then gently brush your palms over the crown of your head, down your neck, shoulders, chest, torso, and all the way down your legs to your feet. Imagine this blend encasing your entire body, like a guardian shield. Again, revisit your intention for your day.

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during my drive to daycare with my kids, we go over a list of things we are thankful for.  we do this every single day.  doing this sets a tone to be appreciative which creates happiness.  this encourages us to focus on all the good in our lives.

sometimes it is simple like, I am thankful for the sun.  other days we are thankful for the way a specific person was to us or for a specific thing someone did for us.  the way we love someone or how lucky we are to have jobs, food to eat, shoes on our feet, friends to laugh with. you will find that in time, this list grows and becomes so much more intentional.

this is now something that I crave, like my coffee. being thankful is never a bad thing. the greatest part … my three-year-old will start the list if I don’t, he too needs and loves this exercise.

what are you thankful for? 

brings me back, every time.

Do you ever walk past a perfect stranger, a suddenly their fragrance reminds you of something? The moment can stop you dead in your tracks, make you smile (or tear up) and bring you to a special place.
fullsizeoutput_21bcPatchouli does that for me.

It reminds me of when I was younger and I used to watch my Mom do her make-up at her vanity. I used to think she was so ‘fancy’ the way she did her mascara & lipstick always with her perfectly painted nails. I remember intently watching her every move so I too could look as pretty as she did.

As soon as she would leave her room, I would sneak in & the first thing I always remember was smelling her perfume … the scent was Mom. I knew she knew I went in her vanity and played pretend … I love that she knew & probably watched me like I did her.

Times change, people change but memories … those are forever kinda things.

DIFFUSING: 3 drops each Patchouli, Tangerine & Ylang Ylang

Patchouli is relaxing, calming and balancing. Applied typically it is wonderful for skin smoothing & mature skin. Believe it or not, Patchouli is a fantastic aide for the digestive system also!

Not familiar? Try it this month, Young Living is giving it away free! I am so happy about this!

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dream hard & don’t forget to be thankful.

It’s the first of the month and my dreams are bigger. My goals feel within reach for the first time in a long time.  I think a lot of that has to do with my state of mind.

Last month, I started reading OOLA for Women.  Ever since I started the book, I feel lighter.  What I mean by that is I feel a lot of the weight I was carrying emotionally has been slowly shedding off of me and allowing me to refocus and work on ME. Work on the areas in my life that I have been allowing to slide.  I am learning balance, daily and how to manage all that I have as well as all that I want.  I am also learning to love myself more for WHO I AM vs. who I was trying to be – a people pleaser ::raises hand:: and who others expect me to be. IMG_1583 Part of this new ME journey has been letting go of things that were holding me back.  Feelings, people and things that have been a weight on my chest.  I apologized to the people I felt I needed to.  I confronted things that pained me, worried me and made me crazy trying to figure out.  I deleted, added, removed, cried, laughed, drank wine, beer and even vodka.  Self re-discovery is fulfilling but also terrifying.

It wasn’t easy but as soon as I got the courage to open my mouth & heart at the same time, I immediately felt I did the right thing.  Today, as I type this, I feel so good! Like clear skies, birds chirping kinda good.
fullsizeoutput_2152.jpegEvery day that I find balance and truly focus on my dreams and wants, I am finding that something random throughout the day will go really, really right.  Like the one-on-one time my Husband and I recently got because my sister was gracious enough to take our son for a sleepover.  The extra snuggles with our baby girl due to being home a bit longer than anticipated after mate right leave. The strengthened friendship I am forming with someone over the same OOLA efforts, desires and attitude.  The amazing conversation with a family member that hasn’t happened in a really long time, not like that.  The cookbook I won from a health coach I admire.  The growth in my ETSY Business and the new passion for my Young Living business.  These are just a few things that have been little daily blessings.GRATITUDE is key these days. Not only for the big obvious things like a roof over my head, food in my mouth but also the small things that I’ve let slide by for years.

Laying in bed with my family and watching a silly movie.  Hearing our three year old recite the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time.  Getting a clear bit of health at our daughters four month check-up. Looking at my Husband and even after nine years being so ridiculously attracted to him. Clean sheets. Country music. LIFE. (to be continued – forever) DREAM (Stephanie Jane - font) .jpg

what did you expect?

I woke up this morning feeling good, feeling confident feeling like today was the day.

This morning I had my four week check-up for my foot. I suppose I expected to be healed and to be able to literally and figuratively be able to walk out of my appointment.  I was wrong(ish). The doctor explained that “nothing has moved, nothing has changed which is good but it will take more time”

I am emotional so naturally, I cried. I saw the look of disappointment in my husband’s face which made me cry a little harder. This isn’t easy but I have to remind myself, it isn’t impossible either.  I keep reminding myself that the Universe has its way(s) of slowing us down at times, it redirects us for reasons.

As for now, I am making lists to remind myself of the PROS and not just the CONS that this has caused. I am applying and diffusing the essential oils that will help me feel a little less in a funk. I am snuggling with my baby while listening to music that calms me.

THIS too shall pass. Tomorrow is a new day but until then, today is still a great day to have a great day.

things I love right now

I have found that some of my favorite things have come from referrals from friends. With that in mind, I have decided to share things I love right now, once a week!  In no particular order, here are my loves this week:

OOLA for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World – if you want a good book to dive into, THIS is it! Start with the original OOLA first. You will not be disappointed and will feels good while reading it.

Papaya with Citrus Fresh Essential Oil by Young Living – I am convinced, this is what sunshine tastes like.

Swaddle Blankets by Little Unicorn – these have the be the softest blankets on the planet! They are also absolutely gorgeous!

Everything But the Bagel seasoning by Trader Joes – I have been sprinkling this stuff on my eggs and avocado in the morning & it is delicious!

The Secret – I know I a super late on this one but I believe it is perfect for me right now.

Kneeling Scooter – although the minivan of injuries, it is a life saver while I have this broken foot!

Sheerlume brightening Cream by  Young Living – I started using it 3 weeks ago and already my face is showing less spots, more glow and OMG it smells like angels

Zen Principle Organic Moringa Leaf Powder – google it & you will see why.