a new year to wellness

Get simple lifestyle changes for you to incorporate daily in the new year! (including a FREE download at the end)

A simple google search will tell you the 92% of people don’t achieve their goals. There is a multitude of reasons for quitting before you reach the finish line.  They ALL ultimately fall under two insecurities:
Fear is a powerful thing. It creeps into everything you do: every opportunity, every decision, every responsibility. It can be a driving force or a crippling one. Sometimes it feels easier to stay comfortable exactly where you are rather than discover what is on the other side of the finish line. Fear is not something you overcome or learn how to remove altogether. Instead, recognize your excuses as FEAR.  

Next time you find yourself "falling off the wagon," think about why you made the choice to compromise and give up on yourself. Was fear a part of it?
For those that resonate with this insecurity, it is likely that this feeling of "being unworthy" stems from a time in your past when you might have been told that you didn’t deserve something, or you may have had your heart set on something and experienced disappointment when you didn't get it. Who hasn't felt disappointment in this way before?

These experiences are important for growth in your life; however, If you are not in tune with your thoughts and you become wrapped up in your own EGO when expectations are not met, it is easy to feel like you aren't deserving or worthy of things you THINK you want in life. Telling yourself you are unworthy and undeserving will only bring more pain and suffering.

"So what can I do?"

Find out more by continue to read this blog post! I’ll share some tips to help you succeed with your 2023 health goals.

What are your 2023 goals?

Take a moment to look at this wellness wheel and explore where you are at in these 5 different categories:

  1. Mindfulness / Self-Confidence
  2. Diet / Self Care
  3. Physical Activity / Movement
  4. Career / Life Purpose
  5. Relationships with Others


Rate each category from 1-10. 1 is "not satisfied" and 10 is "beyond satisfied." For example, if you work out roughly five days a week and feel confident in your physical fitness but desire to bring more stretching and mobility into your life, you might rate your "Physical Activity/Movement" an 8.

How balanced does your wheel look? If it's a little out of balance, that’s okay! Throughout this class, we will give you tips and tools in each of these categories to focus on your health and wellness in the new year

Take a screenshot of this photo (or click on it and download it) and shade in the sections using any editing app like Markup or You Doodle. These apps are often found when you hit “edit” on the image on your phone. Share the shaded screenshot below in the comments so we can see your wellness wheel!

Are there any categories you excel in? Any topics you don’t typically focus on? Which Wellness Wheel category are you excited to learn more about?

Welcome to the New Year!

I am so excited you are here, making your health and well-being a priority this year.

The New Year is a symbol of starting fresh. It's probably not surprising that the two most popular New Year's resolutions are "Staying fit and healthy" and "Losing Weight." It is also probably no surprise that most people don't feel they ever reach their New Year's goals or give up before they do.

This often happens because they don't set a plan on HOW to actually do that. They think, "I want to lose 15 pounds," and so they get a gym membership and show up without a real plan in place. Or they say, "I want to 'get healthy' this year," but they don't really know HOW to do that.  

I am going to give you simple tips on HOW to create healthy habits that are sustainable and will actually help you look and FEEL better.

*I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only. (There that's for the FDA/FTC and any other alphabet agency whose goal is to only push Big Pharma, etc.)

**I am a one stop shop type of gal, I’ve learned over the past 20+ years how important it is to know what you’re buying – the company, what they represent & what their values are, where they get their ingredients, how they are sourced, etc. 

Thankfully, Young Living checks all the boxes and then some so we’re able to buy 90% of what we put on or in our bodies from them! We are supporting MANY small business owners and a company whose passion is helping people live a healthier and more abundant life. How does it get any better than that? (They are also very aware of our US standard of “sick care” and how it’s designed to make customers vs heal people. Gary & Mary Young are FREEDOM FIGHTERS!)

Quality Matters

Before I get into all of the amazing ways you can stay healthy in 2023 with essential oils and Young Living products, I want to share with you why I believe in and trust Young Living and their quality products. I don't want you to just take my word for it - always do your own research!
 Young Living calls it a seed to seal promise and they stamp it on every single one of their products. They abide by very strict guidelines to fulfill their promise to send pure, safe, and effective products to your home.
 Here are some of the guidelines:

  • Their farms and partner farms all abide by strict standards.
  • They select the strongest seeds from strong thriving plants.
  • They hand-weed and use their own oils on plants for pest control to avoid the use of toxic chemicals.
  • They harvest at peak times to ensure quality oils.
  • They distill on site without chemicals.
  • They test every batch. If it doesn’t meet their standards because of weather conditions or for any other reason, they do not bottle it up.
All of these factors make a huge difference in quality and effectiveness. Check out more about their Seed to Seal promise at www.seedtoseal.com

Personal Growth: Turning Inward

Once your mindset changes from within, everything on the outside will change with it. The mind is a VERY powerful thing. What you THINK becomes what you DO and what you DO becomes who you ARE.

Spending the time and energy to reflect on yourself, through journaling, meditation, or other mind/body connection activities like yoga can help you uncover your goals and shift your mindset in a positive and productive way.

Try these 4 tools to help you turn inward and reflect:

  1. Use conscious language to speak with positive intention.
  2. Write down a list of things you are grateful for each day.
  3. Train your brain to think your future into existence with personal affirmations.
  4. Write down or reflect your future goals coming to life with visualization.
Essential oils can take these daily practices to the next level.


  • Frankincense - used in meditation for its ability to ground, balance, and uplift.
  • Peace & Calming™ - The Ylang Ylang in this blend has been said to balance male and female energies. GREAT for meditation.
  • Release™ - a blend with a relaxing aroma that facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration. It also promotes harmony and balance when diffused. Use this when journaling or reading.
  • Gratitude™ - Foster a grateful attitude and embrace the blessings in your life. The uplifting aroma of Gratitude™ invites a feeling of emotional and spiritual progress.

Physical Activity: Preparation

Most excuses for not working out have something to do with “not having enough time.” One easy way to remove this excuse from your vocabulary is to plan for your workouts ahead of time.

  1. Plan your workout time the day before and keep it sacred.
  2. Tell people you are planning to work out a certain number of times a week so that they can help hold you accountable.
  3. Pack a gym bag and keep it in your car so that you can stop at the gym or a fitness class while you are out and about.

  • 2 T. witch hazel
  • 15 drops of preferred essential oil
  • 3 oz. of water
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and use as needed.
Purification is great for getting odors out of shoes and a stinky gym bag. Thieves is preferred when wet gym clothes will be stuck in your bag all day.

PRO TIP: Apply a few drops of diluted PanAway to sore muscles after your workout. This will prevent the excuse “I’m too sore to workout” on day two!

Diet/Tips for Success

TIP 1: PLAN FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Make a list of things you can cook at the beginning of the week and enjoy multiple times during the week. Soups, chili, grilled chicken breast, & sauteed veggies are examples of foods that can be made in larger amounts and spread out throughout the week.

TIP 2: MAKE IT EASY TO STAY ON TRACK: Store healthy foods in clear containers on the top shelf of the fridge and at the front of your pantry. This is a mental trick.
TIP 3: SNACK TIP FOR BUSY BEES: Prepare your snacks in advance to make them easy to grab and go. If you have a snack on hand, you are less likely to turn to something sugary and processed that will make you feel sluggish while hindering your new healthy habits.

TIP 4: DITCH AND SWITCH: When focusing on your diet, one of my favorite tricks is to swap out unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones. Here are a few easy swaps:

  • DITCH Spaghetti & SWITCH to zucchini noodles
  • DITCH chips and crackers & SWITCH to air popped popcorn
  • DITCH soda & SWITCH to sparkling water or tea (hot or cold)
  • DITCH sugary breakfast & SWITCH to overnight oats or hard boiled eggs and side of fruit

Wolfberry Trail Mix
Mix together your favorite nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, etc.) and add in Young Living Dried Wolfberries. Try this combination:

  • 1 cup Young Living Dried Wolfberries
  • 1/2 cup bananas chips (optional)
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (options)
  • Store in Ziploc snack bags for easy grab & go.


Veggie Dip
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt.
  • 6 drops Dill Vitality™ essential oil or 1 tablespoon dried dill weed.
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality™ essential oil or ½ teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt.
Mix together, chop your favorite veggies and enjoy!



A morning routine might be the most important thing you do in a day. A solid morning routine will set you up for success throughout the rest of your day. It will make you feel GREAT and ready to tackle the world. Spend a half an hour a day taking care of yourself and you will optimize your productivity all day long.

I have come up with ten activities for you to accomplish in the morning. They will set you up for success, which is why you should incorporate these practice into your daily routine.

  1. Make your bed
  2. Drink a glass of water right when you wake up
  3. Take a Lemon Juice and a Young Living NingXia Red Shot
  4. Wash your face and brush your teeth
  5. Take your Vitamins
  6. Eat a balanced breakfast
  7. Exercise or take a little time to move, stretch, foam roll, etc.
  8. Pamper yourself (use a skin brush, take a bath, or exfoliate with a coffee skin scrub)
  9. Take three deep breaths
  10. Find gratitude in your life/journal

Here is a clean recipe for an invigorating body scrub perfect for exfoliation and managing any cellulite problem areas:

Coffee Skin Scrub 

  • 8 oz. glass jar with lid
    10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 1 cup unbrewed ground coffee
  • ½ cup olive oil or other oil of your choosing.

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Mix together well.
  • Store in a cool dark place.
Apply scrub all over in the shower a few times a week to desired areas such as thighs, belly, and arms, and rinse off. 

Worried about it going down the drain? Apply a screen over your drain to catch the coffee grounds.

Relationships with Others

Whether you are spending time with your kids, enjoying a girls night in, or catching up with some friends, cultivating deep, intentional relationships with others is important for growth and balance in your life.

Take a look at your “relationship with others” ranking on your wellness wheel. If your relationship with others section is at a 6 or lower, now is the time to invest some energy in cultivating strong relationships.


Finding time and space for family and maintaining those relationships is crucial for a balanced life. Setting boundaries and carving out a specific time each day can help you keep your family time sacred. Here are a few tips:

  1. Apply or diffuse Present Time essential oil to help you focus on the here and now, so you can get beyond the past and move forward while re-establishing your boundaries and committing to family time in 2019.
  2. Be vocal to your friends and team members about what time of the day you are turning off your phone and checking out of social media. Write down your three non-negotiables and stick to them!
  3. Don’t be so quick with your answers when your team reaches out with questions. This sounds harsh but if you set the expectation with your team that you will get back to them during your business hours, it will empower them to look for the answers first and practice patience and respect with your boundaries. This can be applied to many scenarios!


“We are the average of the five people we associate with most.” 

Reflect on that for a moment. Who is in your tight circle? Who is your tribe? Are they positive, motivated, excited about life, about the future, about their goals? If not, start to invest your energy in surrounding yourself with more positive people. Invite them to a girls night out and get ready together with Young Living Savvy minerals makeup or plan a night in cooking or crafting.

PRO TIP: If you haven’t tried the Savvy makeup and YL skin care products, they are A-MA-ZING! They don’t have any harmful ingredients like conventional products and they have ingredients that are beneficial for your skin!

Career/Life Purpose

The average person will spend 90,000 hours of work in their lifetime. That is a lot of time spent NOT doing something that you love. The modern employee changes career paths 12-15 times throughout their lives. What might that say about people's satisfaction in the work that they do?

86% of people today report making extra money on a side hustle! Having a side hustle is not only a way to bring in extra income but it provides a creative outlet doing something they love or are passionate about. For some, it could be building a business helping others find health and wellness through Young Living products, for others it could be coaching a sport, or starting an Etsy shop to sell homemade goods or art. It is encouraging to know that today more and more people are feeling inspired to do things they love!

You are the only person in your life that can discover your true passion. Maybe you already know what that is or maybe it will take a life of exploration. Wherever you are in the process, there’s an oil to support you on your journey.


ABUNDANCE: This blend combines oils such as Orange and Ginger, which were used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace.
STRESS AWAY: This blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla extract, Ocotea, and Lavender includes soothing and calming oils to help you feel stress-free during the daily grind or while exploring your life’s passion.

EN-R-GEE: Diffuse or apply topically during your morning routine before work or during that mid-day slump to enjoy the stimulating, spicy-pine fragrance of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils.

Get the Best Deal!

I love providing free education and then helping you implement a plan so you can put what you've learned into ACTION and start noticing results QUICKLY!

So now let me tell you the most cost effective way to get them! 

Who wants to pay full price when you can get the same thing for LESS? Young Living has two options to help you get started as a Customer and unlock a 24% discount on all your purchases! 

1. Purchase 100 PV or more on your first order.
2. Add at least one item to a loyalty order.

You can choose from any of the 600+ products available from www.meganelaineinc.com so be sure to check out items specific to your health goals and needs. You can even choose one of the pre-made bundles, making your checkout experience a breeze. 

And just so you know… you are never required to sell anything when you become a Customer with Young Living. However, if you decide to share this wellness lifestyle with others and want to earn a paycheck while doing so, consider becoming a Brand Partner and purchasing a Business Essentials Kit. You can either do this on your first order or later on down the road - completely up to you! 

For more information on becoming a Brand Partner with Young Living please go to https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/compensation-plan

When you add an item to a loyalty order, you automatically score in the convenience department. But what if you could earn points on what you were buying as well? You can! 

Just make sure your loyalty order contains at least 50 PV and you’ll start earning 10% in spendable points! Do that consecutively for 3 months and you’ll start earning 20% back. Do that consecutively for 24 months and that percentage bumps up to 25%! Ordering consistently every month like this also makes you eligible for loyalty gifts- those are free products earned in addition to your points.
Ready to jump in? Shoot me a message and I can help you get started! I can make a custom bundle tailored to your needs so ordering is as easy as clicking ONE link!

Already know what you want? Grab it using my referral link below!

I'll make sure you get a free welcome package in the mail and tailor it to your individual health goals & interests!

We've been on Loyalty Rewards since 2017 (we started using YL in 2014 without really knowing the power we held in our hands!. I love giving our money to YL to buy safe products with no harmful side effects - safe for us, our pets and our environment. We are on the road a lot and it's easy to change the order date each month and shipping address depending on where we are! (Even horse camping in AZ in the winter.

Simply search for what you'd like to try and add it to Shop or Loyalty Order. It takes 60-90 days for our cells to completely regenerate so I always recommend setting up a protocol and following it for at least 3 months to see results. (You can cancel LR anytime so there is no risk in saving extra money!)

I'll be your personal YL wellness coach and personal shopper from here on out. I can share lots of testimonials on many different health challenges to help get you where you want to be.

Final Thoughts

The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found that you have a 65% greater likelihood of completing a goal if you commit to someone. Regular “appointments” or check-ins with someone can increase your success rate to 95%.

Find an accountability partner who shares similar goals with you in 2023 and try these tricks:

  1. SIGN AN ACCOUNTABILITY CONTRACT: Make sure to clearly state your SMART goals in your contract with weekly action plans and clear end goals that are realistic, timely, and measurable. 
  2. CHECK IN ON A WEEKLY BASIS: Use your weekly action plans in your contract to guide your weekly check-in with your accountability partner. If you didn’t hit your goals, play the game of whys - ask yourself “why” after each reason for not hitting goals” so that you can get to the true root and adjust accordingly.
GOAL: I will spend 30 minutes each day focusing on MY personal growth by meditating, journaling, or mild physical activity (moving meditation).


I only had time for this 2 times this week.

  • WHY?
    • Because I woke up tired and mornings are the only time of day I have to myself.
  • WHY were you tired?
    • Because I went to bed late.
  • WHY did you go to bed late?
    • Because my kids stayed up until 10.
  • WHY did your kids stay up until 10?
    • Because we didn’t have dinner until 8:30 so bedtime routine got pushed back.
  • WHY didn’t you start dinner until 8:30?
See where I’m going with this? When we ask the “why” questions, we are able to see where our roadblocks start and make the proper changes to lead to success.

Here is the FREE download to help you on your way!

Please reach out to me for support in your goals in 2023!

Blessings over your health!

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