All posts filed under: Wellness

5 Reasons to Have a Morning Routine

5 Reasons to Have a Morning Routine   Having a morning routine can be a great way to start your day off on the right foot. Here are just a few of the many benefits that a morning routine can provide: Having a set routine can help you stay focused and productive throughout the day. Establishing a regular routine helps to condition your body and mind to be more productive, allowing you to make the most of your day. A morning routine can help to reduce stress and anxiety. By having a regular routine that you can rely on, you can reduce the amount of stress and anxiety you feel throughout the day. A morning routine can help to improve your relationship with yourself. Because you are so important and this is…the longest relationship of your LIFE! By taking time out of your morning to focus on yourself, you can start to build a stronger relationship with yourself and cultivate more self-love and self-care. A morning routine can help to improve your physical and mental …

May You Be Well Holistic Health Seminar Feb. 8, 2023

Holistic Health Seminar with Jen Open Hearts 💻 Join Jen Open Hearts, for a more holistic approach to your overall health and wellbeing. In this 1 hour free seminar she will share a simple and intuitive approach to navigating your health span 🧠 mind {mindset + beliefs} 🧘‍♀️ body {nutrition + movement} 🌀 spirit {breath + connection} ​ Jennifer is a certified holistic nutritionist through AFPA and a RYT 200hr Yoga teacher. Date: Wednesday February 8th @7PM EST Location: Zoom *if you are unable to attend live, you can also sign up and receive a video recording ​Sign up today​ Who is this Holistic Health Seminar for? This Health experience is for anybody who is looking for a fresh perspective on their overall health and well-being. I’m really excited to be bringing this to people free of charge so that way they can have some practical tips and advice to help them on their health journey. I firmly believe that health is a personalized experience and that when we learn to use our awareness, that we are able to tune in to what …

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Human Design: Honoring what lights you up

That sweet feeling of inner joy Your whole being starts to feel lighter and brighter. It’s as if your soul is telling you YES,  this is what I have been wanting. Through my learning with human design I have really started to step deeper into this deep internal knowing. I know for myself what is a “full body yes,” and an absolute “No.” It feels as if our bodies act as our own individual compasses, having their own intelligence…and speaking to us in the most subtle of ways. When we start to listen we realize what is true for us. How do we listen to the body? First we must be aware and practice awareness throughout our day so that we can tune into the body and all the sensations that we experience. To do this, we have to get quiet and “withdraw” our senses.  One way of settling into this is through meditation or just sitting and watching the breath (still this is meditation). Your eyes are closed so you are not seeing your …

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Radiant Oil

Radiant Oil Radiant Oil was created with a lot of LOVE. Firstly, thank you so much for your support, it really means a lot to me to support this passion of sharing natural skin health and nourishment.  If you are interested, see my Etsy shop. Our skin is radiant. Our bodies are radiant. We glow from the inside out. I believe that we have spent way too much time critiquing our beautiful vessels. Now is the time to honor our brilliance, our true radiance. My approach to health, and by direct correlation, happy skin, is to nourish first from the inside out. What I found works best is good hydration, a healthy diet, and movement. We can also nourish ourselves from the outside in by being very selective about what we put on the skin. Oil has long been a sacred tool for overall skin health and nourishment. “The Sanskrit word for oil, sneha, means love. Being saturated with oil is believed to have a similar effect as being filled with love. Abhyanga is the …

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Human Design for Everyone

Human Design for Everyone I want to make Human Design available for EVERYONE. As someone who is in the realm of wellness, I feel it is my responsibility to create offerings that are available for as many people as possible. A common theme I am seeing a lot is a pay barrier. I think wellness people should get paid what they feel they deserve but often this creates a barrier for people who want access to health but are not able to afford it. It is my hope through my various offerings to help as many people as possible  have access to this information so that they can continue to shine. One way I am doing this is by offering donation based Human Design Readings. I am inspired by the Yoga with Adriene model of sharing free content on Youtube and having some offerings and membership along the way. Why Human Design? Human Design has really shifted  the way I see myself in this world. From digging deep into human design I understand that I …

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Favorite Wellness Products / Summer 2022

Taking a moment to share some of my favorite alternative approaches to overall health and wellbeing I think wellness can be simplified. We don’t nearly as much as we think we do and we essentially vote with our dollar. There is a lot of noise out there and it’s important to go with what works for ourselves and our bodies. To me the core foundations of health revolve around body, mind and soul. It’s easy to get sucked into the world of…I need everything to truly be well. The reality is, our bodies are intelligent and respond to our environment. If we maintain balance in our lives by eating well, resting well, not stressing, being in nature and connecting with others…chances are we are able to live a beautifully well life. I have been simplifying my wellness purchases over the past 5 years which saves a lot of money and time. I find that the more I devote to the pillars of health, as mentioned above, the happier and healthier I feel. Sometimes self care …

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Overcoming Negative Thinking

Some Personal Reflections on Negative Thinking We are biologically hardwired to think negatively, it has helped us survive as a species to contemplate the “worst possible situation” and to find an alternate life saving path. We call this mechanism the Negativity Bias. This inherit bias is helpful in some situations but not…every situation…all the time. This bias can keep us in a perpetual state of negative thinking which affects how we feel, our energies, how we show up in the world, our health and so much more. To learn more check out this article.  We reflect the world we were brought up in If we were raised in a house hold of “negative Nancy’s” and “Ned’s?”, then chances are we might have received some “programming” to carry similar negative thinking patterns from our environment.But guess what…our brain is neuroplastic and we can change the expressions of our genes (hello epigenetics) through changing our environment. The most immediate environment being our bodies and our minds. If we were raised to think a certain way, we can …

Building Love for Oneself

Cultivating love for the longest relationship of our lives I am currently listening to the book, Embrace your Power by Louise Hay and feel inspired to share about the journey of self love. Loving ourselves is radical work that is necessary in our world. When we show up for ourselves, we show up for the world. We are programmed from an early age to believe that we are not good enough until…We have this….we are that…etc. We are hardwired to see lack…when there is so much abundance in our lives. When we learn to jump out of ourselves and sense our true reality, that everything we need we already have, we can feel a sense of peace. ☮️ To really truly let go of of all of the conditioning and to say to yourself, I am not broken Everything is always working out for me The Universe Loves me and no matter what, this will work out to my advantage.   This peace rests in accepting ourselves and loving our selves exactly as we are. …

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Ways you can connect with Nature

How can we connect deeper with the Nature? There are so many ways we can connect with the Earth. Something I have been reflecting on a lot after our Smokey Mountains National Park road trip. Connecting with nature feels so good. It rejuvenates us and fills us with a remembering of our own inner light. I always knew being in nature felt good and I know there is so much scientific evidence to support that, buy my heart tells me…of course it feels good. Some ways we can connect to the Earth 🌏 ✅ Go for a sunrise / sunset 🌅 walk There is a lot of research that suggests that sunsets and sunrises help attune our hormones to our natural mammalian rhythms. We have been evolving for a very long time to see the colors of the sky in the morning and night. Getting fresh air is so good for you and really keeps your being in check. The sun’s light signals when it’s time to wake and when it’s time to sleep. A …