The Holiday Thrive Guide

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‘Tis the Season

Hello friends!

It is that time of year that people love or perhaps love to hate. No matter where you fall on this vast spectrum, I am passing along my top tips for thriving this holiday season, instead of merely surviving them. 

Over the last month, I spent nearly 2 weeks in the sunshine and festive city of Oaxaca for Dia de Muertos. This trip has been a long time dream of mine to explore Mexico during this holiday and it lived up to and far exceeded all of my expectations. I am cooking up a retreat there next year where we will be focusing on befriending death to fully live. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming future but if you want to place a deposit to claim a limited spot, contact me right away.

 The community altar created in the City Center/Zocolo, Oaxaca City.

The community altar created in the City Center/Zocolo, Oaxaca City.

 Taking a moment to connect with the Earth at Monte Alban, Oaxaca City.

Taking a moment to connect with the Earth at Monte Alban, Oaxaca City.

Now, I am back in the cold PNW recovering from a double ear infection and bronchitis that I came down with since I returned. This has forced me to slow down, go to bed early and to take exceptional care of myself. It has been non stop bone broth, tea, hot toddy's and essential oils all around. 

As we head into the holiday weekend I want to share my favorite tips for Thriving through the holidays, but you know these really apply all year long.


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1. Release all expectations

Over the years, one of the biggest lessons I have learned is to let shit go. This applies to all of life but especially over the holidays when it is easy to get caught up in the ‘shoulds’ and ‘have to’s’. There is no reason that anyone would want you stressed out over any holiday details or gifts. 

Step back and ask yourself this very important question, “How do I want the holidays to feel?” Leading up to the holidays and the day of, what is that feeling you are going for? Are you wanting to feel connection, giving, peaceful, calm, grounded, excited, etc? What is that core feeling you hope to feel on your favorite holiday? 

Now, take that answer and figure out how you feel that EVERY. SINGLE. DAY during the holiday season. Releasing the expectation that everyone is going to feel a certain way on THE DAY of the holiday frees up so much emotional space that otherwise just leads to disappointment. Someone is bound to be sick with the flu or things will somehow not go as planned when huge expectations are place on one big day. 

Instead, start each day setting your intention for creating the feeling you long to have and bring it into each day from now through the holidays. Bonus points if you keep focusing on that feeling into the New Year!

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2. Keep Calm

In the last year, I have replaced all the lotions in my life with essential oil, essential oil blends and custom created homemade body butters that support my emotional and physical wellness.

My favorite things to use when things get to be to much in life and I realize I am living in survival mode is Stress Away. I love this roll on and diffuse the oil in my diffuser any time things start feeling overwhelming.

I have tried many oils over the years and have found Young Living to be of the highest quality and their blends are my absolute favorite to use. This is plant and Earth Medicine at it’s best!

All of the details about getting your hands on these oils and for getting 24% off the retail prices (which save you a ton) you can find here.

Huge Black Friday sale is happening over at Young Living which makes it the perfect time to stock up for yourself and to give some as gifts. When you sign up through me, I will even send you some goodies to say I Love You!

3. Drink a cuppa

Increasing your fluids when the weather gets cold and our heaters are blowing help keep things flowing. Hydration does wonders for our bodies.

As soon as the weather got cold I began drinking my favorite tea for the holidays, Juniper Ridge’s Douglas Fir Spring Tip tea. This tea is wild harvested and collected locally in the PNW. It tastes like Christmas in a cup. I add 1/4-1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon and some local raw honey or stevia and it warms my heart and Spirits this time of year. Find it here.

My other favorite to keep any gunk away or to grab as soon as I feel some bug trying to take me down is to make some Thieves Tea. Thieves Vitality essential oil blend combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils. The Vitality blends are custom crafted to be taken internally in the proper dosage. You can order this item retail, but over the long haul becoming a member with a Premium Starter Kit saves your 25% off and Thieves Vitality and Lemon Vitality are included with your order! Here is how you order.

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4. Spread Some Christmas Cheer

This time of year I often begin to feel pulled under with some seasonal depression so I have this diffusing constantly. Scents can magically lift our Spirits and I will have this one diffusing into the New Year. Christmas Spirt™ taps into the happiness, joy, and comfort associated with the holiday season. It combines Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Spruce to create a warm, spicy, and sweet Christmas essential oil blend that I am sure you will love as much as I do. You can place your order here.

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5. Protect your energy

Valor is perfect for anytime you feel overwhelmed, if you experience social anxiety (raises hand), or need assistance in re-grounding yourself when over stressed. For COURAGE | Valor helps balance the energies within the body and helps to give courage, confidence, and self-esteem. Valor balances and equalizes the body’s energies thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland—the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties.- For STRESS | In my daily life, I put roller tops on all of my bottles. I use Valor every morning on my wrists and the back of my neck. I CANNOT BE WITHOUT MY VALOR. It keeps my nerves settled and brings me back from that crazy place my mind can wander to. For SLEEP | I also loved this diffused at night with Lavender and/or Northern Lights Black Spruce. You can place your order for Valor here. Or better yet, grab the roller bundle that will be on the Black Friday Sale and get 3 of my favorites in the bundle. Details for specials at the bottom of email.  Place your order here.

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6. Focus on Wellness

Staying connected to the Earth when so much time is spent indoors during the Winter can be challenging. Using essential oils is my top way to stay connected to the Earth and yourself over the holidays. All of these goodies make great Christmas gifts for teachers, co-workers and friends. Grab yourself a starter kit and make some custom blends in roller balls for all those that you love and hold dear this year.

Getting Started There are two ways to get your hands on these little bottles of goodness.

1. RETAIL - You can order individual oils at full retail prices. You can't get the starter kit as a retail member, you won’t be able to “go business” and you will not receive the Oil Method member pack. Let's just be honest - not many people choose to go this route.

2. THE PREMIUM STARTER KIT - This is the way everyone starts because it's the best value and includes allllllll sorts of goodies. This gives you a free, no strings attached wholesale membership. No monthly ordering and you NEVER, ever have to sell a thing - but you get 24% off of future purchases. For like ever. And you can get the Premium Starter Kit! (Affectionately know as the PSK ) The Premium Starter Kit is worth over $330 - but it is ONLY $160!!!!!!!! Hands freaking down the best value, and the best way to get started using oils.

It comes with:

🌿Lemon: Oh sweet, sweet lemon. Drink it all day long in your water to help flush out your system. Wonderful for focusing!

🌿Lavender: What CAN’T you use lavender for? That is the real questions. Amazing for relaxation, soothing for the skin, very calming for sleepy littles and adults alike. Diffuse at night to you and your kids can get into that deep deep sleep!

🌿Peppermint: Support your tummy and digestive system. Just one drop can increase oxygen levels! So drink during your workout too! Also support your respiratory system by using this bad boy. Diffuse in the morning with Lemon to get everyone up and moving!

🌿Copaiba: promotes a youthful appearance, supports the body’s response to injury and irritation, great for occasional inflammation of the gums, and enhances other oils. 🌿Raven: Keeps you breathing happily by applying on your chest and diffusing. Apply on the bottoms of your (or your husband’s) feet to breathe well all night long. Perfect for those rattly noisy kids during the winter month, rub on their chest to open those passages!

🌿Thieves: The healthy-keeper! Drink in tea to support immunity, take in a capsule at night and in the morning to support great health. Apply to the bottom of your kids feet daily to build up their immune system to fight off all the Back to School germs! Kiss it as a thank you for all that it does.

🌿Citrus Fresh: Neutralizes odors, so diffuse in your child’s room, drop in your gym shoes and let it flow in your kitchen after cooking some fish. Apply to problem areas on your face and use to keep bugs from getting friendly.

🌿PanAway: Kick up your feet, rub this baby on. Anything else you want to keep comfortable? Great for after a workout or roll it on your neck after a long drive.

🌿Frankincense: Incredible for the skin and immune system! Promotes feelings of calmness and balance, and eases occasional anxiety. This helps us focus and stay grounded, too! Great oil to diffuse during homework time!

🌿DiGize: All tummy support and digestive health. The dreaded tummy issue that goes rabid around schools, yeah this will be your defense if your kidddo happens to bring that home! If you eat food, you need this oil!

🌿Stress Away: When you need stress to GO AWAY. No one wants that. Especially when stress is the root of so many bad things. Give yourself a little break from life.

🌿Diffuser of your choice: Whaaaat! You can pick which diffuser you want to come with your kit. Dewdrop, Home, Rainstone or Aria. They are all amazing! Diffusing is such an amazing way to help support positive feelings and strengthen positive emotions! Talk about diffusing a situation!

🌿Extra goodies: - Two NingXia Red 2-oz. sample packets (throw a frozen one in your child's lunch box for a midday pick me up that is packed with antioxidants. Have them drink a packet before a big sporting event to keep them energized!) - Metal roller fitment for an easy-to-use roll-on bottle - Thieves cleaner sample - Mini glass travel bottles to take in the car or share with friends - a free membership - 24% off any future purchases. SCORE.

Ready to snag your kit? Give me a shoutout or PM on FB or IG and I will walk you through the sign up process and plug you in to our team and all the goodies! <3 You can find all the details here.

Check out these amazing Black Friday Specials! Many of these sold out quickly last year so don’t wait on any of these!

Want to get a jumpstart on your Black Friday order? Sign up today for your Premium Starter Kit so you can go straight to ordering your Black Friday goodies when the carts open.

And for the very best part: When you sign up through me you get full access to The OIL METHOD MENTORSHIP

What does the mentorship include? After you have signed up with YL and ordered your very first  starter kit (best decision of my life!) you will receive an email from me within 24 hours which will give you immediate access to our member area crafted by the lovely and magical, Iris Nabalo.

Here you will find:
 
The 52 weeks Essential Oil Study
Four brand new eCourses each year
Online 24/7 Exclusive Membership Group
Essential Oils 101 Class Material
The Rhythm of Abundance course
Monthly fresh set of stock photos 
Unlimited chat and email support
Monthly Membership Newsletter
Branding Material to Kickstart your Biz

If you have any questions or are not sure where to start, simply hit reply and I am happy to be your personal shopper/guide on your journey to Thriving this holiday season. 

Huge love with oils and Soul Medicine,

xx Nicole 


Want to be a Divine Mystic?

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Because I love you and want to diminish suffering in the world....It is time for some real, hard truths

To get straight to the point...suffering is optional.  

There have been times in my life where I was deeply 'suffering' internally.  

Debilitating depression, anxiety, and panic attacks left me in a place of feeling lost, confused, and hopeless.  I wondered if this is all there was in life.  

During those times, I wished someone had thrown me a life preserver to guide me out of where I was.  

Over the years, I have talked to many people who had similar experiences.  There was a one thing we all had in common during those times of 'suffering'.  Not a single one of us was living our purpose.  

I share this story because I know I spent years of feeling lost and wasn't living my purpose before I fell into that place of 'suffering'.  

I saw signs, was offered a hand, and sometimes knew what needed to change but I stubbornly pursued the expectations either put upon me or that I had placed on myself.  

I bet you can guess how well that all worked out....

Perhaps you can relate to this story....or maybe you aren't 'suffering' that bad, yet.  

Let me circle around to my initial point. Suffering is optional.  

This is me, reaching out a hand, giving you a sign, and showing you a different path.  The path out of feeling lost, confused or hopeless to living your purpose.  

Subtle energetic shits, healing practices and guidance are waiting for you in The Soul Alignment System.  

It is for all of us seeking to align our human experience with our Soul's purpose.  

The Soul Alignment System begins Monday!


What is the Divine Mystic Power Center all about? 

A Divine Mystic sees the webs of connection as humans and souls.  

The Divine Mystic knows the power of intention and trusts in their ability to conduct the Universe in their favor towards their highest good.  

They hold what is of the highest benefit for all at the forefront of their mind.  Connecting to a higher power regularly and allow themselves to be guided by their well-ancestors, angels, guides and spirit animals.  They feel the magic of the Rooted Magician, the creativity of the Wild Creator, the power of the Sovereign Warrior, the warmth of the Sacred Midwife, the truth of the Spell Weaver, and the deep knowing of the Wise Oracle.  Their connection with all the other Power Centers allow  them to conduct their life and path with ease.  

A Divine Mystic connects with all the other Power Centers allowing them to conduct their life and path with ease.  


Have you caught on to the secret yet? 

The truth is you hold this beautiful Power Center within yourself. All seven of them.

You hold the Power and only you hold the key to unlocking them. 

I want to show you were the keys are and empower you to do this yourself. 

This gives you the tools to come back to them again and again whenever you get knocked off course. 

Time is running out to sign up.....

The Soul Alignment System which begins Monday!

xx Nicole


Want to be a Wise Oracle?

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Hey love....

I don't mean to be blunt, but how well do you trust yourself? 

Every moment our bodies are processing information on multiple levels. 

All of our senses are meant to be used for gathering information...yet we often are taught to ignore, to not give as much credit to some of our senses, or to place more importance on some vs others. That doesn't even bring the 6th sense into the conversation. 

The 6th sense is the ability to have extrasensory perception or telepathy. 

Can I give you a good hard truth? 

We all have the ability to tap into the 6th sense and to build our strength and trust in it. 

We will be building our senses in.....

The Soul Alignment System which begins Monday!


What is the Wise Oracle Power Center all about? 

A Wise Oracle expects sign and symbols to become markers on the Soul's path. 

The Wise Oracle trusts in all of their sense to bring knowledge and information in and knows exactly what to do with the information. 

The 6th sense is what the Wild Oracle is. They take all of the information from all of their senses and trust in what they are being given. They look to their night dreams, day dreams, visions, intuition, and their senses for information. Everyone receives knowing differently and every way is valid. Information may come in by hearing, sensing, seeing, feeling or a combination of them. The Wise Oracle knows to trust, digest, decipher and strengthen each of these senses to grow their Oracle abilities. 

A Wise Oracle trusts themselves, above any other. 


Have you caught on to the secret yet? 

The truth is you hold this beautiful Power Center within yourself. All seven of them.

You hold the Power and only you hold the key to unlocking them. 

I want to show you were the keys are and empower you to do this yourself. 

This gives you the tools to come back to them again and again whenever you get knocked off course. 

Time is running out to sign up.....

The Soul Alignment System which begins Monday!

xx Nicole

Want to be a Spell Weaver?

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Beautiful Soul....

One of the most powerful things I have learned in the past year is the impact our language has on reality. 

We are each gifted with free will to make choices and to do as we choose in this life. When you combine free will with the divine law that we get what we ask for, life truly becomes what we make of it. 

This applies to the internal voice and the thoughts that run through our mind. Yet it also applies to the words we speak out loud each and every moment. 

If we say, internally or externally: 

  • "Things are always so hard for me."

  • "You have to work hard for your money."

  • "Nothing comes without hard work." 

  • "Everything is a struggle." 

  • "If I don't do it myself, no one else is gonna do it"

You can certainly bet that is what we are gonna get. 

That is free will and the universal law of attraction at its finest. Or not so finest, right?! 

This is Spell Weaving. 

It is what I think of when I hear the term, "Casting Spells."

Each and every moment of our lives we get to choose what reality we want to create. Good. Bad. Magical. Or challenging. The power is in our hands, or the throat, really.


What is the Spell Weaver Power Center all about? 

A Spell Weaver knows what reality it longs to create and use the power of words to manifest that into reality. 

The Spell Weaver energy trusts in the Universe to give back what the Spell Weaver asks for. 

By honoring the Spell Weaver within us we are able to tap into the power we hold with each spoken word and each thought that comes into our mind. 

The Spell Weaver is diligent and mindful when speaking and knows the pathway to shifting and correcting thoughts that are keeping them stuck in a cycle that isn't serving them. 

A Spell Weaver knows how to shift their everyday reality and to make their dreams come true.  


Have you caught on to the secret yet? 

The truth is you hold this beautiful Power Center within yourself. All seven of them.

They may be sleeping, but they are there patiently waiting for you to WAKE UP! 

What else is it going to take for you to finally dig in and do this important work to be your full self? 

It is time, love.

xx Nicole

Are you a Sacred Midwife?

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What image do you see in your mind when I say the word midwife?

Do you see someone wearing a long flowing skirt waiting patiently by a bedside wiping the brow of a woman in labor?  

Do you see someone wearing Birkenstocks and socks that loves to hug trees?  

Being an atypical midwife where none of these stereotypes fit for me, there is still an essence of truthful energy that lives in those images above.  

A couple centuries ago, midwives were the ones that held space and tended to the those at the gateways of life.  Birth and death.  They held space for the in between by supporting the sick with herbs and tonics.   


What is the Sacred Midwife Power Center all about?

A Sacred Midwife patiently holds space for creation, while also knowing when pushing is needed. This energy is connected to the whole web of life and knows that what is done to one is done to all. By honoring the Sacred Midwife within us we are able to tap into our own energy of creation and hold sacred space for what wants to come into this world through us. By holding deep empathy for the suffering seen in the world solutions are created to alleviate that suffering. These solutions become the containers for how we offer our heart and gifts to the world. The containers are the various ways we take in energy (aka money) for our service to the world. This could be one-on-one work, group programs, products, art, etc. It is the way to share your divine uniqueness with the world. A Sacred Midwife also knows when it is time to let go and release something that isn't working.



Have you caught on to the secret yet? The truth is you hold this beautiful Power Center within yourself. All seven of them. They may be sleeping, but they are there patiently waiting for you to WAKE UP! What else is it going to take for you to finally dig in and do this important work to be your full self? It is time, love.


xx Nicole

PS For those ready to work with each POWER CENTER, join the Soul Alignment System, We BEGIN MONDAY!

PPS Have you missed the other two Power Centers?Read about the Rooted Magician here. Read about the Wild Creator here. Read about the Sovereign Warrior here.