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Feeling Thankful

It’s Fall time – Which is the time where people feel like giving Thanks and feeling grateful (I still feel like this should be an EVERYDAY kinda thing but still I’ll go with it for this post). I have one thing that I feel so very very thankful for right now. And that’s Bodhi Body.

I’ve been really, really sick lately with still no explanation. But, I’ve literally nearly been tested for everything they can possibly think of so at this point I am assuming that I have the incurable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My symptoms lately have presented some extreme pain throughout my body (Mainly in my neck/head/back regions).

I was really excited when my appointment finally came up for my massage because I’ve been in so much pain and knew my therapist Tonya could help me out! She started working on me and I could hear the concerns in her breath when she was working on my back and spine. It hurt so good, haha! She focused mainly on my worst concerns and at the end of it I had absolutely NO pain and STILL have no pain!!

She said she found TWO pinch nerves, one on EACH side and there was a huge knot on the top of my spine where my skull met my spine that usually stemmed from jaw pain (I HAD been having jaw pain because I stopped wearing my mouth guard *facepalm*) and after she worked on my jaw the pain in my neck seriously MELTED away.

I never thought that massage could seriously have such a serious impact on my day to day life but I couldn’t imagine my life without it now. I am so, so thankful for Bodhi Body and my wonderful therapist Tonya. They’ve helped a Mama out – I came home with a new sense of energy and postitivty. I’m ready to take on the day and cannot wait for my next massage. TRY massage – TRY Bodhi Body, treat yourself AND heal yourself!

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Use my code SIMPLY for a free 30 minutes massage with their amazing therapists!

Thankful,

Karaliz

(I am compensated for these posts, however ALL opinions are my own and are genuine.)

Beauty · Collaborations · Ibotta · Lifestyle · Local · Reviews

Bodhi Body Progress

As y’all know, I’ve found my favorite massage studio ever and it’s only about 8 minutes away. Well, I’ve started going every two weeks to try and work some severe problems I’ve been having.

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When I was 5 years old I got incredibly sick and no one knew why until one Doctor came to the conclusion that I had bacterial spinal meningitis. I was urgently hospitalized and given a 50/50 chance to live (And if I did live was expected to have some form of disability). I lived and didn’t have any complications what-so-ever. The Doctor has since deemed me her “miracle child”. Years later, I am starting to discover that I do have a slight issue arising as I have a pinch nerve in my neck/spine that nearly disables either of my arms from use if I overexert either of them (Really tough for a parent with a toddler that loves when Mommy carries him!)

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So after going my first time to Bodhi Body I realized they were able to really work on a kink in my neck that may have a connection to the nerve problems as the more they’ve been working on it the less weak and tingly my arms feel! I never expected massage would be the answer to a medical problem like this but it’s been incredible seeing it slowly recover before my eyes. Alternative medicine/practices DO work (I’ve tried physical therapy and it never works, it actually exacerbates it!)

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Also, I’ve found a recent problem where I severely grind my teeth (Even during the day now!) and didn’t think it was something they could work on but they started rubbing my jaw and it hurt so bad I cried. It was EXCRUCIATING. But they’ve slowly been working on it every session and I’ve seen a drop in the amount I grind and just in the pain overall.

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Side Note: The wonderful owner, Stephanie, happened to hear I worked at Ibotta and she loved my CEO Bryan when she heard him speak at a conference so offered to do some free massage chairs for our whole office! So I made the arrangements and they spent the WHOLE day treating everyone to some well deserved massages! How awesome is that?! They’re the best! ❥

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I love this place and it’s benefits to my body. I’ll continue to go and continue to update on how this has been changing my life and aiding in my body’s healing. If you’re in the Denver area, check them out! You can get a free 30 minute massage using my code SIMPLY.

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Also; For Father’s Day I booked my Husband a 90 minute massage!! It’ll be a wonderful surprise for him – Dad’s work hard for our little ones so be sure to spoil him!

Beauty · Collaborations · Lifestyle · Reviews

National Eyewear Day

Eyeglass wearers.. June 6th is official Eyewear Day! It’s a day to celebrate your EYES and maybe treat yourself to a fresh pair of new frames (And maybe an updated lens prescription 😉 )

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I had to start wearing glasses because of how often I stare at my computer, the TV, gaming, my phone, etc. etc. I had gotten mine a few years back but hated wearing them so never did but because I’ve needed them so much lately I wear them every time I blog or work. I’ve really come to love them actually! personally believe they look cute, and are a fashion statement for people who don’t even wear them – So why not revel in the fact that we HAVE to wear them?! 😉

So, when I heard National Eyewear Day was coming up I decided to treat myself. I got myself TWO new frames from Zyloware (They’ve been around for 94 years, so I trusted their products!) One for driving (For my distance needs) and one for my home/work glasses (For blue light filter, eye strain, etc).

I decided I wanted to get something a little more sturdy (Now that I have a 1 year old tornado!) but also a lot trendier since I’ll be wearing them all the time! SO I chose the Via Spiga Paola and the Leon Max 4010 frames. I LOVE them both!! I really loved my Leon Max so I decided to make those my house glasses since they’re the ones I’ll be wearing the most – They’re just SUPER cute and frame my face perfectly 😉 And again aren’t flimsy at ALL so I love how durable they are since they’ll be face to face with a little Tasmanian devil 😉

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I’ve already got them sent out to have the lenses put in them and I cannot WAIT. Feels like Christmas.. So this National Eyewear Day, treat yourself AND your eyes at Zyloware!!

xoxox

Beauty · Collaborations · Lifestyle · Reviews

Migraine Magick

When I was younger I was always around essential oils, I remember my parents had a cabinet FULL of all different scents and my Mom would put them in my bath every night and it always put me at ease. Once I moved out I didn’t realize how much of an impact it had made on me. It always made me feel more relaxed and calm.

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It’s been almost 10 years now since I last used essential oils (WHY did I wait this long if I know it’s something I love?!) but recently my step-daughter has been having headaches almost EVERY night. So much so they’re keeping her up at night and making her feel “hot” – Poor thing. Although she has been taken to the doctors they always down play it and believe it’s happening for different reasons every time so I decided to take it into my own hands and find a natural remedy for her pain.

I found an amazing natural product from Migraine Magick – It’s just that. MAGIC for migraines. Using essential oils and natural ingredients it aids in healing physical pains, providing relaxation and more!

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I personally sourced the highest grade of natural ingredients that have the healthiest, nourishing, replenishing and therapeutic vibrational frequencies for healing in order to ignite your inner you so that you can feel super radiant!

When I told her about it she was ECSTATIC – When a child hears there is a magical spray that can help them feel better at night (Or whenever!) whether it’s a headache, tummy ache, can’t sleep, whatever!it’s like a dream come true. She asks for a quick spray for whatever is ailing her and not only is it making her actually feel good but it’s helping her not get into her own head, allowing her to sleep peacefully at night and play during the day without interruption!

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I LOVE to use it when my head is hurting as well or when I just need relax! It’s such an amazing spray. It smells DIVINE and feels even better – Sometimes I get a little tingle from it too. I’ve also been using it as a perfume if I’m feeling a little earthy 😉

 

This stuff is amazing and we’ll definitely keep using it as it seems to make a huge difference for us all! (Especially my sweet step-daughter’s migraines which was my biggest concern!) 

It’s also amazing for a little spray on the pillow before bed.. Smells amazing and the lavender scent is supposed to be beneficial for sleep as it allows you to fall asleep faster, sleep better and wake more clear and refreshed!

Thanks Migraine Magick!!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Beauty · Health Tips · Lifestyle · Local · Reviews

Bodhi Body Studios

As a Mom (Or any parent that is) you know how exhausting every day can be. FUN. But exhausting.. My body has been really aching lately, my legs and feet in particular. So I was really happy to hear there was a place nearby, Bodhi Body, literally 7 minutes away!! And I’ve never had a massage so with Mother’s Day coming up so fast I decided I was gonna treat myself!

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When I came in I was pleasantly surprised by how adorable and serene their little studio was. I was greeted by my therapist for the session, Kaley; She was so welcoming, sweet and soft spoken (Which really made it a peaceful experience from start to finish) She explained all of the details to me and asked if I would be interested in a new calming THC/CBD lotion. It is a topical, cannabis-infused lotion that only absorbs through the skin to provide localized relief for pain, inflammation and soreness. It smelled amazing and sounded really unique so I was absolutely interested in giving it a go!

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They had so many different options for services. There was aromatherapy, hot stones, herbal balls for Thai Massages and so much more. Definitely will have to be back to try them ALL.

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I was escorted into a very tranquil room that was dark and calming with gorgeous, relaxing music playing on loop. I was already feeling so peaceful.

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Once on the bed I felt completely at ease and was quickly tended to. Kaley (Like all of the other therapists, graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy) was INCREDIBLE. It was so relaxing, the lotion was DIVINE, and Kaley was able to find every trouble spot and make the pain melt away. It was the most relaxed I have ever been in my entire life (I totally drooled a few times and 80% sure I fell asleep at some point)

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As you can see I was VERY comfortable 😉 And red! Which she was a good thing as she was helping me rid my body of toxins.

I am never going to deny myself of this incredible treat ever again. It is SO beneficial and so amazing to have a little “me time”. Thanks SO much to amazing Kaley and Bodhi Body for such an incredible experience – This is perfect for Mother’s Day coming up, y’all! Treat those Mamas! 😉 I will be back and cannot wait for next time – I already wanna go back!

Use promo code SIMPLY here and receive a FREE 30 minutes massage!

xoxox

 

Beauty · Lifestyle

Nudu Natural Beauty Cleanser

I just have to take a moment to talk about my favorite new cleanser.. My new secret weapon, Nudu! I have really, really oily skin and I HATE it. I used to have to wash my face around 5 times a day just to keep from having that shiny look and heavy greasy feel. But then I found Nudu – It has incredible ingredients and I really take ingredients seriously – Whether it is in my food, drinks, or products I use. If you don’t want to put anything with bad ingredients into your body then why would you want it ON your body when it absorbs through your skin?! Nudu puts my mind at ease with their natural ingredients.

Now I only have to wash my face in the morning and at night because it leaves me with a tight (Without the dry) and non-oily feel all day! The cleanser smells amazing with a subtle lemon scent and it comes with an exfoliating sponge that is really cute and really effective! It’s a time saver and a skin saver 😉

So give them a look and try it for yourself! Your skin will thank you.. ♥