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My Personal Owner's Manual for Managing my ADHD

Jun 29, 2020

I'll be honest, I've always been pretty pro-medicine for my ADHD. I went through a few years in college and post-college where I took myself off medicine and let's just say it wasn't pretty. I was an anxious mess. So much of my time and energy went to self medicating. I was literally walking for like 2 hours a day just to be able to sit still through my classes. I wasn't sleeping and couldn't turn my mind off. I was constantly rehearsing things for my life and worried that I was going to mess something up.

I tried several different things but in terms of prescription medicine, I've found that a mix of Cymbalta and Concerta are the right mix for me. I'm no doctor so please talk to your physician about what they'd recommend. I tried several things before finding the right mix. The stimulants are easier to tell if it's working but the anti-depressants take a little more time. I found that as an adult my ADHD looks very much like anxiety and the anti-depressant is an important part of...

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A Letter to All My Friends about my ADHD

Jun 20, 2020

Dear Friend,

My ADHD impacts so much of me and even I have a hard time making sense of it. As my friend, I think there's a few things you should know to better understand my unique brain. These aren't excuses but I do think they'll shed light on how you experience me.

What is ADHD? 

"ADHD is a lifelong, neurobehavioral, genetic syndrome that leads to a structural, chemical, communication, and arousal differences in the brain that subsequently impact what is called the "executive functioning" system of the brain." Sari Solden and Michelle Frank in Women with ADHD

Inattentive ADHD: Struggle to get going or activate to to do things, forgetful, disorganized, zoning out, hard to manage time, and emotional sensitivity.

Impulsive ADHD: Emotionally and mentally hyperactive, hard time sitting still, impulsive, interrupt others frequently, and often have an inner sense of restlessness.

Combo ADHD: A little bit of both above and have many characteristics of the inattentive type but...

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My Life Changing Green Smoothie!

Jun 17, 2020

I’m telling you this smoothie recipe is life changing. Like FOR REAL! Add this stuff to your grocery list and start your day with it. I honestly don’t love smoothies for breakfast normally. I always feel great when I have one but this one has made such a huge impact by body is craving it!

1 cup filtered water
1/2 an Apple
1/2 a pear
1/2 a frozen banana
2 stalk of celery
1 small cucumber or 1/2 a normal one
2 cups spinach
1/4 Lemon
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 scoop of high quality collagen

Of course, organic fruits and veggies are best.

Make sure you have a good blender to make sure it gets smooth. This one has been working great for me. 

I drink half around 8 am and then store the extra in the fridge in a mason jar until after I exercise and shower.

It will give you body a natural energy boost and make your skin look AMAZING.

In terms of collagen, one thing to keep in mind is to make sure that it says HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN 2. That is the only kind of collagen that will...

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Time Blocking Tips for ADHD Mamas!

Jun 17, 2020
 

Hey mama!  I seriously love talking about Time Blocking and truly believe this one simple discipline will help you in a huge way. It's been a game changer for my life. Time blocking has helped me to live out my priorities, develop consistency in many areas, and better understand my capacity to take on new commitments.

If you love a paper calendar, I encourage you to at least set up an online calendar system for accountability purposes. Having the reminders on my phone and/or watch are very helpful at keeping me on task. It also helps that you can use the reoccurring function when setting things up so that you can adjust your time blocking every few months as needed but not weekly.

Just like any habit, Time Blocking takes intentionality at first but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. Habits are powerful. It's our daily habits that shape how we spend our days and how we spend our days shapes how we spend our life.

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CEREAL BAR COOKIES

May 20, 2020
 

Bowman loved cereal bars when he was an itty bitty and now Libby is loving them too. I pulled out an old recipe yesterday and made a few tweaks. They were a big hit and will be working their way in to our regular rotation. Here's a little peak at our daily life and my sweet little helper, Libby. Please let me know if you love them as much as we do!

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Culture and Compensation

May 09, 2020
 

What to consider when evaluating social selling opportunities. The compensation plan matters!

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Social Selling vs. Direct Sales

May 05, 2020
 

3 important distinctions that you need to know.

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The Four Phases of Social Selling

Apr 29, 2020
 

We have all been there.

A friend calls and shares what she claims to be the best opportunity ever: “a company with an incredible compensation plan, great products, and at the right place at the right time. The company is in “momentum” and this is the perfect time.” Timing is critical in most any MLM you join and while you can always find success in most any company if you put in the work, joining a company during a key growth phase may help maximize your success as well as others.

There are four phases of growth that MLM companies experience however, what is momentum and when is the best time to join a MLM company? How do you know you are joining a company that will experience massive growth, and provide the long term opportunity and stability you are searching for?

Let’s take a closer look! MLM companies go through FOUR growth phases consisting of: The Formulation Phase, The Concentration Phase, The Momentum Phase, and finally The Stability Phase....

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Tips for Showing Up on Video!

Feb 26, 2020
 

If you are like me and growing a business, it can feel so overwhelming to show up on live video. Here are my tips for making video a consistent part of your business growth strategy!

1. Take a shower! I know it sounds so basic but as a work from home mom, it can be so easy to stay in pajamas or yoga pants all day. Taking the time each day to get ready and put on real clothes makes me feel like I'm showing up for my day and my business. When I feel put together, I'm more likely to press play. I also recommend going LIVE or recording right after you get ready. Your energy will be at its highest. Though LIVE videos always get great interaction, recorded videos are better than no video! Do what works for you.

2. Start with stories! Story videos are short and they go away after 24 hours. Start showing up on video each day for 1 minute. Talk about your day. Talk about something you learned. Share a tip. Just start showing up and see what your audience resonates with the most. You'll...

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Christmas Advice for New Moms

Dec 04, 2019

A friend posted this morning about looking for advice on Christmas traditions that celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. I feel like it’s something we all asked starting out. It’s seriously the best being able to be the mama at Christmas time and yet it also can feel like such a big responsibility. Here’s what I wish I could go back and tell myself 8 years ago. What would you want to tell your earlier self?

1. Don’t stress out about starting life long traditions right away. Take one year at a time. Certain things will stick and others won’t. As your kids personalities come out, they will help shape what stays. The things that they will love and be special to them might be the super random stuff you never intended to be a lasting tradition. Enjoy this season where you are and find a few age appropriate things that are fun for your little family. We tried to rush sooo many things. It’s our third year trying the same advent devotional and Bowman...

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