Julie Boyer is passionate about helping people create a healthy, balanced lifestyle, with the freedom to live out their lifelong dreams. Through personal mentorship and coaching, Julie has inspired thousands of people to take action in their lives. As an international speaker, Julie has shared her wisdom and leadership skills with people from around the world. Her first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, became an Amazon Bestseller in May 2013. Julie’s vision is to inspire the world to live daily gratitude, by simply waking up and giving thanks.
Spring has officially arrived. It feels so good to see the snow melting and the sun shining. I’m just so excited to spend more time outside.
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Today I’ve got Julie Boyer joining me on the show, she’s the author of 30 Days of Gratitude and she’s going to share with us how we can include more gratitude into our lives to create more happiness, success and love.
In this episode we talk about
Gratitude is a state of being
Finding gratitude in the most darkest time of your life
Why you should start your day with gratitude
How you can be happy now
Set clean intentions to make things happen
How to be happy for other people’s successes
How to put it all into action with this weeks ‘Keep it Real Action Steps’
For hundreds of years people have been using apple cider vinegar as both a food and a medicine. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and the guy who said “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” and many other health experts have used vinegar and vinegar mixed with honey, as a healing and energizing tonic since 400BC.
But apple cider vinegar is not just for consuming, there are many many ways to use this amazing vinegar in your every day routine.
There is one thing you should be aware of before you purchase your bottle of ACV. Not all apple cider vinegar brands are the same. There are many commercial brands that have been pasteurized, filtered, refined or distilled in order to make the product look good. Unfortunately, this destroys much of the health benefits that ACV provides. The best type of ACV to purchase is one that has been cold pressed, made from organic apples, is not pasteurized and most important contains the “mother of vinegar”. You’ll see this displayed on the front of the bottle usually as “with The Mother”. The “mother of vinegar” is a natural gelatinous substance formed during the last fermentation step. ACV undergoes two fermentation processes where it produces enzymes, bacteria and life giving nutrients that make apple cider vinegar the powerhouse it is.
Fruit and vegetable wash – add a tsp of ACV to a bowl of water with your veggies and let soak for at least 5 min.
Salad dressing – mix with olive oil, add a little salt and pepper and you’ve got a quick, easy and health salad dressing.
Health & Beauty
Use it on your hair and scalp. 1/4 cup of ACV mixed with 2 cups of water used as a rinse after you shampoo and condition closes the hairs cuticle, adds shine, clarifies the hair and scalp and helps with the pH balance of the scalp.
Skin toner for blemishes – 3 parts water to 1 part ACV
1 tablespoon of ACV mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after a meal has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them. For this reason, many diets include ACV in the regimen.
Helps control weight
Detox with it. Again, adding 2 tablespoons ACV to 8 oz. of water and drinking it can remove excess toxins and sludge. It’s best to drink it in the morning before you eat or drink anything.
Soothe sunburns or muscle pains. Add a few cups of ACV to your bath water.
Helps to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure
Used to ease arthritis, stiff joints, and gout.
Soak away aching muscles. If you’ve pulled a tendon or are just feeling rundown, add 2 cups apple cider vinegar to your bathwater. Mixing peppermint in makes it even fresher.
Get rid of age or sun spots. Pour full-strength apple cider vinegar onto a cotton ball and apply it to the spots for 10 minutes at least twice a day, and you should see the spots fade or disappear within a few weeks.
Home & Garden
Use it to wash windows and leave a streak free shine and clean scent
Fruit fly solution – put half a cup of apple cider vinegar in a glass jar. Place Saran Wrap over the top of a jar, put a rubber band/tape around it to make it tight. Take a toothpick and pock six small holes in the saran wrap. Place in the area you’re having the problem.
Great to use with baking soda to remove stubborn stains on pots and pans.
Order remover – fill a small bowl or saucer with apple cider vinegar and placing it in the room where the odor is…. within a few days your room will smell fresh and clean.
Jewelry cleaner – add a little baking soda and scrum mixture with a tooth brush to make your jewels shine!
Rub apple cider vinegar onto your pet’s skin. Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to their water. Spray apple cider vinegar, diluted 50 percent with water, onto your pets and onto your furniture to repel the presence of fleas.
Ok, I’ve got to announce some incredible exciting news. Last week this podcast reached #1 in Fitness and Nutrition on iTunes. What the what? So exciting. Thank you to you. You have made this happen simply by listening each week. I must be doing something right! Therefore, I will continue to share my knowledge, I will continue to motivate, support, entertain you, make you laugh and provide you with easy action steps each week to help you live a life that is full of health, happiness and love. We are in this together, so let’s keep kicking it’s ass.
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Fáilte, welcome to a very special episode of the Cut the Crap & Keep it Real podcast. Today is St. Patrick’s Day. So we’re just going to have some fun today. Today is all about enjoying ourselves, we’ll have great craic (and that means a good laugh/a great time, not the stuff you may snort up your nose or shoot up your arm, you whatever you do with it) and of course we’ll learn something.
I’m going to share with you some facts about St. Patrick himself, you’ll learn a little more about the Irish people, our culture, traditions, I’ll share some jokes, Irish recipes and much more. And to get you in the mood of my story telling episode I’m going to be talking as if I were back home in Ireland. I’m putting on the accent, hopefully you’ll be able to understand me. I’ll try not to talk too fast for ya.
Cut the crap, keep it real is a simple conscious way to think about your skin and its care. Your skin is your largest organ and the body’s first line of defence. The skin requires internal and external nourishment and protection to function optimally. There is plenty of “crap” to cut when keeping it real with beauty ritual. First, there is diet. Many skin conditions are directly related to the digestive system. Poor nutrient absorption is often the root cause of pre-mature aging and acne. These two conditions are the most common culprits that lead to poor self image where the skin is concerned. A diet of processed food, sugar and dairy cause inflammation that can impair digestion. Cutting down or eliminating these types of food will encourage healthy functioning skin. Getting enough sleep and regular movement will also aid in your quest for glowing skin.
As an aesthetician I’ve been asked many times about the effectiveness of topical skin care products and treatments. Do they really work? The answer is yes and no. It is estimated that women are exposed to over 100 toxic ingredients before leaving the house each morning. Mainstream toxic laden products will not produce the glowing skin you’ve been wishing for. The alternative is selecting products and treatments that are made with farmed ingredients that are processed at low or no heat to protect their efficacy. I choose Eminence Organics, a company that has been utilizing sustainable farming and green practices to produce effective, natural, organic and biodynamic products. I like to simplify this by saying it’s like a raw food diet for your face. Understanding the origin of the ingredients in your products is important.
Lastly cut out comparing yourself to other women. We are unique. Don’t fill your head with celebrity culture and mainstream attitudes about what women should be or look like. Live your life, be yourself, cut the crap and keep it real. And for the love of all that is good, wear non toxic sunscreen.
Stacey Pack is an aesthetician and Director of Casablanca Conscious Beauty. She is committed to redefining beauty, by empowering women to love themselves and integrate beauty rituals and behaviours that create harmony in your heart and in our beautiful natural world. Photo taken by Robin Krummins