5 Ways to Drink More Water

We all know the importance of drinking enough water throughout the day – I'm not here to preach you on that topic. But how many of us are ACTUALLY drinking enough water? For the record – coffee, tea, juice, pop, and literally everything that isn't plain water doesn't count.

Life gets busy and we simply forget to drink water. I get it. The phone rings, the kids are hungry, you have to go get groceries, you forgot to get the mail last week so you REALLY have to pick it up today, and the list goes on and on.

As a wife, mother of a 3 year old and 1 year old, pregnant, and business owner – I feel you! I also recognized that I needed to take control of this situation if I ever wanted it to change. So without further a due, here are my best tips for remembering to drink more water.

1) A Special Cup - Designate a special cup for yourself for drinking water. I bought myself a new cup so that I was excited to use it. (you may want to have special water cups for the whole family if you have kids)

2) Rise and shine – First thing I do in the morning is drink some water (before coffee or breakfast). I've found that I feel more awake throughout my day, but I also have an internal water alarm clock that works better to remind me too.

3) Out of sight out of mind – I leave my special cup out where I can see it, where I have to touch it to move it, and as a result – I end up drinking more water. If you aren't thinking about drinking water – you probably aren't doing it.

4) To thine own self be true – Know how you like to drink your water. Do you like cold cold water with ice? Hot water with lemon? Fruit infused water? Try a little bit of everything out. When you know you like what you're “supposed” to be drinking you're going to be a lot more likely to drink it regularly and consistently.

5) Rituals – Set up a self care ritual that you can implement every. Single. Day. It can literally be as simple as going to the fridge for your cup of water, or as luxurious as you want. Why not pour yourself a glass of fruit infused water and set a flower in your hair while you drink it staring out your window at teh sunrise? Make it a non-negotiable item for yourself.

Once you start implementing some of these changes, they will slowly form into habits. So be gentle with yourself. It might take you 3 days to get into a groove – or it might take you 2 months to really get all the steps feeling good for you.

Just remember that any steps your taking to increase your water intake are good ones!

Spread love all ways, Amanda Rae

6 Days to Deeper Love

We've all been there at some point.... you feel alone, disconnected from your loved ones, just barely making it through the day. About 80% of your day you think about how tired you are, or how good it would be to take a little nap. It can be difficult to peal yourself out of bed in the morning... even after you've pressed the “snooze” button at least twice.

You hold back the tears when you see your significant other, knowing that you just can't express your deepest sorrows. You wish you felt more feminine, soft, and gentle. You crave to feel the love of your friends and family within your soul. You're tired of the days of shrugging off the compliments and praise.

You're ready to feel. You're ready to connect. You're ready to unleash your inner goddess.

I want to share a simple process to help you unleash your love, to feel loved, and to truly connect with your friends and family. This is a process that is most effective if repeated in consecutive days.

The Luxury Bath – Day One 1. Purchase 6 roses – 2 red, 2 pink, and 2 white 2. Purchase a candle that calls to you (something pretty or with a beautiful fragrance) It's important that these items are purchased new, specifically for this purpose 3. Make yourself a hot cup of your favourite tea 4. Draw yourself a hot bath with one cup of Epsom salts (bubble bath optional) 5. Light your candle, put the petals of ONE of the red roses into the bath while it's filling 6. Relax in the bath while you drink your tea and allow yourself to play with the rose petals 7. Place the rose petals one by one over your heart 8. Take 11 deep breaths, inhaling through your nose, and exhaling through your mouth 9. Sink into the bath and allow the rose petals to float on Optional: Add a Rose Quartz crystal into the bath or Therapeutic Grade essential oils (such as doTERRA's Balance, geranium, Lavender, or serenity) to your wrists.

Day Two – Repeat this process for the other red rose Day Three – Use one Pink rose for your Luxury Bath Day Four – You guessed it. Use that other pink rose Day Five – Surprise! Use one white rose Day Six – Use your single last white rose for your Luxury Bath

This self care ritual will revolutionize your entire life. Allowing you to feel centred, connected, and full of love. Please allow yourself to experiment with the Luxury Bath! Add varying flowers, crystals, essential oils, or music. Allow yourself the pleasure of taking a luxury bath every week and notice how grateful you feel.

Leave a comment below and let me know how this experience affected you. Did you try switching it up at all? I can't wait to hear from you.

Spread love all ways,

Amanda Rae

Release your (Emotional) Baggage

We've all felt emotional pain at some point in our life. Whether it's from a past traumatic event, being abused, being bullied in High School, losing someone that was close to you... I could go on and on about different kinds of pain, but that's not why we're here today. You already know you're hurting. You're ready to move past the hurt.

Today, we are here to take a step towards the life you're dreaming of, the life you wish you were living. Today, we are empowering you. Today, we are healing. Today, you are taking a step towards your freedom.

Forgiveness is a great concept that we are all told about. We all know it's the golden ticket to our well-being. But how are we supposed to forgive our pain, our hurt, our sorrow? It's a lot harder than it sounds. No one can help you through this process. You keep searching for answers, only to find more questions.

We allow ourselves to forgive the people that have hurt us, but that pain... it sticks to you. It seeps into your soul. It taints your experiences. It changes the way you live. It affects every aspect of your life. All you really want is to free yourself from this suffering. To be at peace. To really revive your soul from the depths of this dark place you have found yourself.

I'm going to guide you to taking that first step. To begin to heal that deep seeded pain. To make the tunnel just a little bit brighter. To shine a light in the shadows.

You can repeat this simple 12 step process as many times as you need to. This may mean repeating the process for a whole month for one single trauma. It all depends on how deep your pain runs, and only you can decide how long you need to heal. This technique can be used for any event that you find yourself hurting over.

  1. Sit comfortably
  2. Breathing deeply, inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth
  3. As you inhale, imagine your body being filled with an emerald green light
  4. As you exhale, release any tension you find in your body
  5. Continue to fill your body with the emerald green light until in radiates all around you
  6. Take as much time as you need with steps 3 and 4 to ensure you're relaxed
  7. Envision the painful experience infront of you
  8. As you inhale, the emerald green light shines brighter
  9. As you exhale, blow the experience farther away from you
  10. Continue until you can no longer see anyting but glowing green light
  11. When you're ready, bring your awareness back to your body by wiggling your fingers and toes
  12. When you're ready, open your eyes

I hope find peace along your journey, for no one deserves to suffer in silence. You are never alone my dear.

Please leave any comments you have below. I would love to know how this has helped you. If you know someone that could benefit from this simple tool, please please please share it with them. So many people need deep soul healing and are too afraid to seek out help.

Spread love all ways, Amanda Rae