Best Holistic Life Fall Issue 2020

A Day In The Life Of Mark Anthony The Psychic Lawyer

How To Deal With Feeling Overwhelmed?

Let Go Of Who You Should Be,

The Good Girl Syndrome And Embrace Who You Are!

Grey Area Drinking

Cover Photos: April Narby Photography

04/Fall 2020



Jana Short is a renowned Mindset Coach, NLP & RTT Practitioner, Public Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Podcast host. She leads a mastermind group full of health experts and influencers. In an effort to share and create helpful content for others, Jana founded the editorial magazine, Best Holistic Life. Best Holistic Life includes articles from Jana, but it also incorporates writings from many other health experts on topics such as nutrition, mindset, body, and more. You can now find Jana on Monday & Thursday's hosting her popular podcast Oh, My Health... There is HOPE! Where she interviews experts and influencers from around the world. Jana was recently recognized for her efforts on the cover of Los Angeles Entrepreneur Magazine, Influential Women of The World- Global Influencers of 2020, Oil Life Magazine, and Las Vegas Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 25 Entrepreneurs of 2020 edition. In addition to helping women with their health, Jana plays a large role in supporting other wellness experts and coaching professionals. She is the founder of Health Influencers’ Mastermind, which is a group specifically for wellness experts that offers public speaking, co- authoring, blogging, and podcast appearance opportunities. Jana continues to reach those who need her most through blogging, podcasting, individual coaching, and sharing her message of hope with the world. Jana Short A B O U T T H E E D I T O R




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38 Inside Y O U R G U I D E T O I S S U E N O . 0 4 Struggling With The COVID-15? 40 - by Dr. Dee

- by Nicole Buratti The Good Girl Syndrome 62

- By Mark Anthony A Day In The Life Of Mark Anthony The Psychic Lawer 80 Gray Area Drinking - By Kari Schwear

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Relax. Renew. Revive. Embrace Your Metamorphosis

By Lisa Mazzilli

I have been working in the counseling field for over 25 years. I don't take life too seriously and don’t think anyone else should either. I try to find the humor in life’s little setbacks by working with girls and women on increasing their confidence and awareness of their individual strengths in the major pillars of life - health/fitness, relationships, work/school, and leisure. I was strolling through life, not paying attention to the little signs my body was trying to tell me. It took a diagnosis of anxiety for

me to realize that things weren’t going as great as I was pretending them to be. I was embarrassed, as many women are about letting their weakness show through their pretty little outfit. How could I let anyone know that I was experiencing anxiety, stress, and hormonal imbalances, as a practicing counselor? Have you been there? Have you been dealing with a hiccup in your life and aren’t courageous enough to share it with others? Anxiety propelled me to start showing up,

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getting out of my comfort zone, and trying new things that I swore I would never do. Acupuncture, meditation, yoga, affirmations, reiki, aromatherapy, journaling, nutritional supplements, gratitude journal...and the list goes on. Taking the advice that I had been joyfully providing to girls and women about the importance of being brave and courageous. I started screaming it from the rooftops to anyone that would listen about my anxiety and hormonal issues. Once I started being vulnerable, women flocked to me like a tribe of animals protecting their cub by sharing their own personal struggles. I decided right then that I wanted to be a sounding board for girls and women, providing them a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental space where girls and women could share their most personal, sometimes even funny stories.

Share your story - you may be touching more people than you think.

I am passionate about assisting girls and women find solutions while encouraging them to stay in the now and not worry or dwell on the past or future. I help them be brave and shed the layers, allowing their true authentic self to shine through. How many other girls and women are silently struggling with the same feelings? We all know these women. They are hiding behind their dark sunglasses or pretending that everything is fine while they prance around in their cute Lululemon leggings. I use enthusiasm, positivity, accountability, and an untamed sense of humor. I find absolute joy in working with girls and women when they notice the amazing pivot that has taken place in their minds and bodies.

Join in the journey of self-exploration while having fun at the same time. Let’s not take life too seriously, unless we really have to. If you want to get to know Lisa her 5 part healthy mindset video series where you can really see her in action.

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Meet Matt Zinman

Matt Zinman is a difference- maker devoted to personally enrich the lives of at least 100 million people by 2025. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Z-isms: Insights to Live By, which is based on his experiences as an entrepreneur, athlete, single parent, caregiver and nonprofit founder. He is also the host of “Insights to Live By,” a podcast that invites guests to share their own pearls of wisdom for others to put into action. He also hosts solo episodes to delve deeper into Z- isms-related topics, including self-discovery and mindset; relationships and interpersonal interactions; heightening awareness and amplifying gratitude; and, legacy achievement and life enrichment. marketing and communication management working for some of Philadelphia’s most prominent agencies where he assisted nearly 100 companies, including through his own firm, Z Communication, Inc., which he started in 2002. He earned his B.A. in Journalism with a minor in film and broadcast media from Temple University in 1989. He and Erica reside near Philadelphia with their savvy teenagers, Jake and Greta.

Seasonal Insights WITH MATT ZINMAN

know-how and resources to “Make Experience Matter.”

In addition, Matt is CEO of The Internship Institute, which he established in 2007 to bridge the gaps between education, active duty and employment by cultivating opportunities for students, veterans, businesses, nonprofits and communities. The organization enables students to gain essential work skills and provides employers with the

Matt also partners with his wife Erica, a Certified Health Coach, to help others improve their physical health and financial well-being with Isagenix nutrition and wellness solutions.

Matt began his career in brand

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Kindness Pays Forward B Y MAT T Z I NMAN This story occurred nearly 30 years ago and resonates at least as strongly to this day. This act of kindness affected me profoundly as well as inspired me to pay it forward. Patrick J. Jackson, Jr. was an industry icon who I had the honor of meeting at my very first professional conference. I must pay respect to the fact that Pat delivered on his reputation. I'm not sure if he was the keynote speaker, but I easily recall

that his presentation was well-attended with everyone fully engaged and happy to hear Pat at his best. Afterward was the typical “meet and greet” session in which attendees lined up, introduced themselves to the speaker, and posed follow-up questions. I do not remember what it was I had in mind to ask Mr. Jackson or even my reasons why. What I do recall is standing in line with 3 or 4 people ahead of me while trying to collect my thoughts. My heart was racing. Actually, I distinctly remember it being more like thumping almost loud enough for others to hear it. That feeling of having ones’ friendly neighborhood police vehicle escort you to the side of the road comes to mind.

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I had held a perception that I was less important, whereas Pat appreciated me as someone eager to speak with him. He possessed a healthy ego to show equal respect along with humility and humbleness to emphasize his belief that we are no more important than any other person. Even more impactful is that he gave me the gift of being able to do the same for others whenever they express thinking less of themselves. Of course, it’s also fulfilling for me to make the same difference for others.

And that’s all thanks to Pat.

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I’m not sure I’d ever been so nervous and the feeling completely took me by surprise. Of course, that didn’t help matters. It seemed more pronounced as I got closer to the front of the line as each person finished speaking with him. I was wrestling with self-doubts and the fears that he’d think less of me. On the outside, I would like to think that I maintained a certain degree of poise and professionalism. However, I must have acted timidly in mentioning something to Mr. Jackson about the importance of the time he was about to take to speak with me. At that very moment, Pat went to one of his favorite “go-to” impact lines. With a certain mentor-like tone, he asked, “Well, isn’t this your time too?” I may have stuttered briefly but I acknowledged that I understood this to be both his and my time. He replied, “Well if this is both our time, I don’t see why my time is any more important than yours. Now, what’s your question?” I’ll always remember how good that made me feel and how my nervousness suddenly just washed away. His act of kindness changed my life right then and there.

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DR. DARIAN PARKER Throughout the course of Dr. Parker's career, he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high-end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company. Currently, Dr. Parker is the co-owner of Epic Leisure Management. Additionally, he started a live virtual personal training business several years ago and works with many prominent business leaders in the United States. Lastly, Dr. Parker is the host of Dr. D's Social Network, a podcast devoted to genuine, open, and honest conversations with people from all over the world. Connect with Dr. Darin Parker today!



I guess you could say that I came to be a connector fairly early in life. As a former athlete, I was the captain of both my high school and college track and field teams. My coaches believed in my ability to lead and unite others even before I did. It was after my formal education that I really began to believe in myself as someone who could curate genuine and meaningful connections with others. When I began my journey in connecting, I heard extensively of the word “networking” over and over again. At that time that word meant that I had to attend as many networking mixers and events to meet people and hand out my business card. From the very beginning, the experience felt very cold and impersonal. Now, in these times of Covid-19, I’m sure many people would love to have an in-person networking event to converse and enjoy the company of others. I don’t disagree with the premise of connecting with others in person because surely we all need that especially now.

However, I contend that it is HOW we converse not only in person but also virtually that creates the secret sauce of connection. It is not enough to just spend time with others. To effectively curate genuine and meaningful connections I’ve learned that it rarely has to do with just meeting and talking about business.

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In fact, it almost always has nothing to do with business and everything to do with meeting the person’s basic needs for conversation. I call it the “No Agenda, Human-Centered” Approach to curating genuine and meaningful connections.

Doing this regularly over time provides a really powerful and meaningful bond of trust between you and the people you connect with.

Tell People Good Things :

Let’s look at this approach in three steps:

Lastly, tell people they are good and worth your time regularly. Unfortunately, many people are not told that they are good or worthy on a regular basis. Be open, kind, and grateful for spending time with others. Relaying this verbally is a powerful reminder of why creating connections are so important. Connecting fulfills a very innate need to be desired and cared for by others. Filling someone’s emotional bucket with good messages and words in your meetings is like fuel. It propels the person to not only want to spend more time with you, but they will also see you as the go-to person for various opportunities to help and be there for them in their lives. If you focus on this approach, you will see a natural pull towards people wanting to connect to you. You will also create a network that is based on genuine and meaningful relationships. If you can do this then you will always have a steady source of reliable, caring, and productive people in your life.

Meet the Person’s Basic Needs:

This involves making the person you are connecting with feel safe, comfortable, relaxed, and open to discussing who they are as a person. Be approachable by asking “how” based questions that have nothing to do with business. Some example questions are “How do you normally go about meeting others to connect?” or “How has your experience been with networking and building relationships?” You could even use the “tell me” approach. This elicits a person to provide a very direct and descriptive answer. An example is “Tell me about a good and bad networking experience that you have had recently.” All of these approaches help to facilitate a descriptive and connective conversation that naturally leads to a deeper connection and deeper conversation.

Nurture Your Network:

Once you have begun to meet people regularly in your networking adventures, you have to consistently nurture your network. That means checking back in regularly with the people you meet to create consistency, loyalty, and care for them. I encourage you to focus on connecting back once a month or bi-monthly with the people you connect with.

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There’s still a stigma about mental illness and a lot of people still keep to themselves because of it. I constantly hear people say, “mental illness isn’t real," “there’s nothing in your life to be depressed about," “you’re being dramatic," among other statements. Coming from a military career, I know several people who wouldn’t seek treatment because of the fear of losing their job or getting kicked out of the military. I spent eight years as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force. During my service, my husband deployed to Afghanistan, supporting small bases throughout the most dangerous provinces. There were times that I wouldn’t be able to hear from him. Alleviate Anxiety Through Exercise B Y BR I TT I N I E WI CK

One specific morning, I went into work and was briefed that a small base was attacked, and six Americans were killed. My husband was at that base, and it was several days since I heard from him. My heart was in my stomach. I immediately asked my supervisor to go to the gym. I got onto that treadmill and ran. I ran faster and faster until my anxiety and nerves calmed down. That’s when I acknowledged what working out did and will continue to do for me mentally and emotionally. We all get anxious sometimes, and when this happens, our body initiates our fight or flight response and begins looking for physical danger. But because anxiety doesn’t stem from physical danger, our brains can be confused by the feeling of danger - which can make us feel tense, uncomfortable, nervous, panicked, worried, overwhelmed, and/or out of control. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 13 adults worldwide suffers from anxiety. (If you struggle with an anxiety disorder, seek a qualified professional who can monitor and treat your anxiety. I am not a qualified professional.)

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Endorphin Release When you exercise, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are natural stress and anxiety busters. The release of endorphins also improves your quality of sleep – which can reduce stress and anxiety.

Mood Booster Scientific studies have shown that aerobic exercise can effectively elevate your mood, lower anxiety, decrease tension, and increase emotional stability.

Set Your Clock! As little as 5 to 10 minutes of aerobic exercise can noticeably enhance your mood and lower your anxiety.

Stick With It! After 10-15 weeks of maintaining an aerobic routine, your overall mental status should show improvements.

Exercise is beneficial at all ages and stages. If we use exercise for our mental health, we can help overcome our anxiety and become who we are meant to be! Join Me

Make it Your Own... Some of the best exercises to decrease anxiety include swimming, biking, running, brisk walks, tennis, and dancing. If you can get outside to do these activities in the sunshine, you will boost your serotonin levels as well – increasing positive feelings and decreasing negative feelings.

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As the founder and author behind Awakened-Woman, a digital platform designed to inspire and invigorate females, author Yvette Bodden writes with endless empathy. In just two years, AW has amassed tens of thousands of followers, thanks to a combined 500+ articles centered around celebrity profiles on relationships, love, abuse, motherhood, and Latino culture, infused with a signature blend of Yvette’s pragmatism and compassion. Yvette’s words have also appeared on Thrive Global, media maven Arianna Huffington’s portal dedicated to ending the global stress and burnout epidemic, and BELatina Magazine, where she profiles celebrities like Latin Grammy Award-winner Luis Meet Yvette Bodden


praise from The U.S. Review of Books.

Fonsi, television actor, Joe Minoso and ABC's "The Baker and the Beauty, actress, Nathalie Kelly. During the Summer of 2019, as part of the AW Empowerment Series, Yvette interviewed Lois Robbins, Actress from TV Land’s hit show Younger, Lisa Vidal for AW, Actress from The Baker and the Beauty and BET's Being Mary Jane, Nikki Boyer, Actress, 3-Time

Emmy winning Media Personality and Host, Dying for Sex Podcast, as well as, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Actress, ABC’s United We Fall. Her debut book, A Journey to Becoming the Best Self (Black Rose Writing)—part memoir and part prescriptive fiction, inspired by Yvette’s own post-divorce path from devastation to joy—was published in 2019, and received

Ultimately, Yvette’s writing, which seeks to empower and encourage women searching for personalized definitions of success, is an effort to build strong communities through vulnerable and powerful storytelling.

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By Yvette Bodden

Women are pillars of strength for millions of families. Members of a tribe look up to matriarchs for sage advice, wisdom, and strength. Generations often provide unconditional support to loved ones without consideration for their own well- being. There is an innate responsibility to give others an immense dose of what is needed because it’s “what we do,” but also for the expectations tied into our roles as women in society. Who doesn’t know a woman that hasn’t sacrificed for love? The emotion can be overwhelming, touching every fiber of our being. A desire to give everything to the people we love comes natural to us. Unfortunately, love for ourselves doesn’t always prevail. We are left behind, emptying the love tank for others to benefit. It seems unfair for anyone to unload so much caring externally without nurturing the self, first. Learning to love yourself, sometimes takes time. It requires women to give themselves permission that allows for room to breathe on their own.

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This pilgrimage of womanhood has offered the opportunity to meet amazing women from all walks of life all over the world. As it turns out, my story has resonated with countless women which have fueled the purpose to expose this thread women share. Each of us has a story that is unique but the experiences we navigate as a gender share similarities, it’s part of the human experience. The idea behind “Thriving Women” is to demonstrate the significance of sharing stories to inspire women globally, no matter the stage you are in life. If I can help fellow women to see one another, not as competition but as allies the growth will be incredibly rewarding. Unite with me in inspiring others to see what happens when we band together to blossom. sometimes, despair. Astonishingly, even in the worst of times, we have been known to muddle through or burst at the seams in silence. Where are you in your journey? Mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, professionals working to be everything to everyone. Years spent creating homes requiring multiple roles, each one filled with particular demands. Many emboldened females starring in a one-woman show are showstoppers. Women acting as mother and father, caretakers, nurses, teachers, chefs, drivers, counselors to juggle a partner, children, and careers. Undoubtedly, these are high heels fit for a queen! A big job to fulfill by anyone’s standards! Being a woman is a major responsibility and a beautiful gift. Women are challenged to multitask duties while balancing relationships in their daily lives including the one with themselves. No stranger to losing identities in the process, a perfect storm is created causing an internal vortex of resentment, frustration, exhaustion, Self-love nourishes the soul, mind, and body, whether we acknowledge it, it is necessary for overall health.

Several years ago, I made the decision to write the book “The Journey to Becoming the Best Self” and started Awakened-Woman to share my personal journey and help other women. Opening the door to this intimate part of my life was not easy. Losing myself in a relationship and motherhood left me feeling alone but I could not be the only one. I began by asking the tough questions, the path became increasingly difficult, however, I was at the point of no return. This onset of self-discovery forced me to embrace my truths, own them, and make a commitment to honor the woman I was meant to be. I did not understand at the time, the awakening would change everything. It was an experience that I could not come back from, transforming into my true self. This unraveling is endless, the learning never stops but is well worth the growing pains.

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EMFS ARE THE NEW SMOKING GUN by Scott Manduck It used to be healthy to smoke,

or at least that’s what was promoted in the media. It seems absurd to think about today, but when doctors, scientists, and politicians all promoted their use, you really can’t blame the population for believing them. What Americans didn’t know was that there was a lucrative reason behind the ‘smoking is healthy’ consensus: Big Tobacco.

This unholy alliance of tobacco companies colluded together to sway popular opinion by paying off one influencer at a time. Doctors, scientists, and politicians all succumbed to their greedy tactics while Big Tobacco reaped their smoky bounty, destroying America’s lungs one puff at a time. Despite early warning signs, it

took governments 50 years to start taking any action. Meanwhile, large portions of the population were becoming addicted as their health became severely compromised. Second-hand smoke added insult to injury as the children grew up scarred by tobacco- infused air.

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At this point, we want to blame the everyday person. They ought to know better! Can’t they tell it’s harming them and their children? As easy as it is to blame our ancestors, we dare not do it because right now we are obliviously repeating their curse. No, not with Big Tobacco, but rather with Big Wireless. The New Town Bully Just as Big Tobacco was created by a group of profit-seeking tobacco companies, Big Wireless is created by a profit-seeking group of very wealthy wireless network companies. Just like Big Tobacco, Big Wireless has their money-coated hands pulling the strings of politics and science, even going so far as to influence doctors and healthcare.

As one biased scientific article comes out after another, doctors, politicians, and cell phone users are all believing that their beloved communication devices are perfectly safe. And while we are all getting addicted to these wireless technologies, the early warning signs are VERY CLEAR and our children are getting the worst of it. For those of us who don’t yet know, the problem with these wireless technologies is electromagnetic field radiation (EMFs). Not all EMFs are bad, but the artificial ones from our wireless technologies are slow- cooking us with radiation.

One of the many reasons EMFs harm our body so much is because it stresses our body constantly. As you know, when your body is stressed it goes into fight or flight mode and it cannot rest and rejuvenate itself. This EMF heal-block creates a toxic environment where our bodies take more damage from all other sources while being disabled from repairing itself. Look, I love my cell phone as much as you, but we need to take a brave look at the early warning signs: Leading EMF scientists want EMFs to be classified as a “Class 1″ definite carcinogen (alongside smoking and asbestos). The top functional medicine doctors (like Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D.) are concluding that EMFs are the root cause of critical symptoms including insomnia, fatigue, depression, headaches, and even digestive issues. Our EMF safety standards are from 1996 and haven’t been updated since. Four of the cornerstone scientific studies that our safety standards are based on are from short-term exposure to ONE device and don’t take in consideration for children exposed to multiple devices for an extended period of time. Cellphone small print says not to keep the phone near your body (but who listens to that?)

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Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks are being rolled out to the population rapidly, with NO biological studies to prove their safety. This new tech is using millimeter radiation waves which harms the body exponentially more than previous generations of wireless networks.

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It breaks my heart to see our society and especially our children growing up in this radiation soup. It bothers me so much, in fact, that I bought into an EMF protection company with my good friends Chris and Steve Milousis (both self-directed healthcare entrepreneurs). Our company is called Essential Vibes, and it uses a newly innovated technology to effectively protect everyday people (and children) from EMF radiation. Using our unique technology, it’s now possible for people to still use wireless tech without the toxic fallout. I am so grateful we now have a remarkably simple solution to protect our families from EMFs.

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Hey there, I’m Jessica Durbin. I am the wife of a Navy Corpsman Veteran and the mother of two beautiful girls. I am also a third-generation tax preparer, bookkeeper, and financial wellness coach. I have been in and around the financial world my entire life. Whether it was filing paperwork, answering phones, greeting clients, payroll, bookkeeping, you name it. When I was 18, I started doing appointments for taxes but my confidence wasn't there and I didn’t have that certain customer service vibe that you need when working face-to-face with tax clients. I made the decision that I didn’t want to do what my family does and I left for culinary school in San Francisco. I LOVE cooking but once it became a job that excitement went away. I was around 22 years old when I decided to move back home. Fast forward 5 years, I was working as a manager at Panera Bread when I realized I wanted to be my own boss and work smarter not harder.

I started doing taxes and bookkeeping again on the side of my managing job and trained under my Granny all while I was pregnant with my first daughter. Then, I had an epiphany, I might be really good at this. This type of work comes very naturally to me plus all of my years in the culinary

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industry gave me that customer service that I needed. I was 8 months pregnant when I quit my regular job to become self- employed and it was the scariest thing I had ever done. I was giving up this guaranteed paycheck every two weeks for a business that might not work out. I was also motivated and ready to create something amazing but I wanted to do more than just taxes and bookkeeping. I came to the conclusion that we weren’t taught this type of finance in school and budgets came so easily to me. My goal was, and still is, to bring financial awareness and wellness to people’s lives. I launched my financial coaching service and it took off! It brings me so much joy helping people achieve their financial goals. I enable people to live their ideal lives by making the most of their assets and investing wisely for that future. I educate clients on the basics of personal finance and, as a team, create a spending plan that reflects the values and goals of the client.

I empower my clients to take responsibility for their decisions, support their continued learning and growth, and serve as an accountability partner throughout the process. wellness. It’s as if I have found this equation that works and now I want to show everyone the magic of financial wellness. Finances shouldn’t be scary or intimidating. I have so much passion for leading people to financial I show my clients that managing their money can be easy and stress-free if you have the right recipe. I have big dreams and I am always learning and growing so that I can provide value to my clients and conquer my goals. Since starting my business, I live my life feeling financially secure and I love what I do. It is a pleasure to bring financial wellness to my clients all over the world. Connect with Jessica:


6 Ways To "Treat- Yourself" At Home!

Get ready to make yourself a priority!

Make Hydration Fun

Did you know that the cold air actually dehydrates your body? It's more than just your skin that needs hydration! Why not make

staying hydrated fun this season?

Boost Your Immunity It's that time of year when our immune systems take a hit. Why not take some preventative measures and make sure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy this season? cookbook/

Keep Clean With Ease No one wants to clean the house. But everyone loves when it's done. Why not use some of our helpful tips to cut down on the cleaning time and make the Holidays a breeze?

Give Yourself a Little Love It's easy to forget just how important it is to make our health a priority. Luckily, our experts are always here for you. Get ready for a little self-love and TLC to help you get the most out of this season! beauty-recipe-book/

Expand Your Community Are you looking to expand your online business or community? With everyone moving online for interaction your profile has never been more important. Here are the 5 keys to help you do just that! influencers-download-offer/

Good Health From the Gut Up! Let's be honest good health is something we all need year round. Which is exactly why we here at Best Holistic Life want to give you the tools you need to be healthy year round. Here is our top 10

ways to improve your gut health today!

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Shift Your Chakras to the Vibrancy

of Fall By Melissa Leslie

A hike in the woods with the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows will tell you what’s upon us, Fall. Stop and take a moment to breathe in the scents, the colors, and the sensations of the shift that is happening with the seasons and with your health and your body. As you twirl around in the colorful leaves, take notice of their vibrancy. The orange pigments are constant; their showiness in the fall is predictable. But the red pigments are created in the autumn in response to light, plant chemical changes, temperature, and water supply. This is where weather affects the brilliance of the fall color display. The same applies to our bodies and our health. What comes out – bright, cheerfulness, and healthy or dark, gloomy, and unhealthy - is in response to what we put into our

bodies and how we choose to surround ourselves. Fall is the perfect time to make a positive energy shift! Just like nature our bodies experience changes in energy. While our bodies, just like all matter, are made up of energy. There are seven key points called chakras. These chakras are like spinning vortexes of energy, and they directly affect the physical state of our body. Each chakra has a corresponding color, area of focus, vibrational frequency and tone. When energy in a Chakra is deficient, it is said to be blocked or closed. In this state, energy cannot flow. When energy in a Chakra is in excess, it is stuck in an open state and too much energy flows or leaks. Both conditions leave you feeling depleted and out of balance.

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The interconnection between your physical body and your spiritual or energy body is a beautiful thing to explore. The chakras offer us the opportunity for self-inquiry and can help assess areas of life that need support. Are you ready to experience the change of opening your chakras? Why not join me this fall for my 7- Day Chakra Challenge? Each of these seven chakras are constantly shifting throughout our lives and when everything is working together without any blocks it feels as if we are invincible. Unfortunately, for most of us we fall in and out of alignment constantly. That’s where I come in, my 7-Day Chakra Challenge will teach you about each chakra point, it’s importance, and how to naturally balance it out.

By now, I am sure you are wondering if this is something you need. If you are struggling with any aspect of your health, changes in mood, dips in energy levels, or are feeling stressed or scared you are out of alignment. The sooner you right the ship the better off you will be. You deserve to live your life the way you want when you want to. Let me show you how to get back on track when life takes you on a detour. Want to know more about my 7 -Day Chakra Challenge or even a little bit about what I do? Make sure to check it out today!

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Meet Alison Lapidus

Previously, she was a Project Manager/Web Strategist, working for the same company since 2010. During this time she worked directly with clients to implement and develop new online market research techniques. She created and managed online campaigns, which included, but were not limited to: SEM, SEO, PPC, Social Media Marketing, and Email Marketing Campaigns. In addition to online campaign management, she focused on the design and development of WordPress websites. She often wondered how she could “do her own thing” one day, but was unsure about branching out in her own and whether she really wanted to leave the comfort of a regular salary. She is really passionate about sharing the knowledge that she has with others, so she can help you maximize your time, reach your goals and be truly happy in your little place on the web. She loves showing clients you don’t have to be scared about the technical side of your business, and it doesn’t have to cost a ton to make a change to your website. She strives to create a happy place for clients and their websites!

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Enter her son in 2016. His arrival meant the realization of many things for her. Firstly, being a mom was something she was born to do. Taking care of him has been the most rewarding career she could have asked for, and being able to see him grow and develop each day is the best pay in the world. Secondly, there was no way she would be able to leave him every day to go back to her typical 9 to 5 job.

Luckily for her, her husband is the most supportive person out there. He encouraged her to take the skills she learned while working for someone else and apply them to her own business. Website/Graphic Design has been something that has always been an interest of hers and now she can do what she loves, all with both her kids right by my side.

Does YourWebsiteNeed a HealthCheck-Up? BY Alison Lapidus

So, you’ve launched a new website – that’s great! But this is just the beginning, from this point forward you will have to put continuous effort into maintaining the website and ensuring that it stays healthy. As humans we get regular check-ups with our doctor, so why should it be any different with a website? A page that is neglected and not taken care of will break down just like your body will if you don’t take care of yourself.

A broken website is very slow to load, will stop working and ultimately won’t bring you the exposure and results that you were originally hoping for. Here are a few quick questions to ask yourself every month to make sure that you are keeping up with the health of your website:

Monthly Check-Up Questions:

Are you updating your website on a regular basis with fresh and relevant content?

Are you checking in and optimizing the website so that it performs well? Are website visitors engaging with your content and hanging out, or are they leaving really quickly? How long does it take for your website to load? Is your website easily accessible on mobile devices? How many visitors do you see per month?

Is your website easy to find using a search engine like Google?

The ultimate performance and health of your website can be easily measured based on site traffic and reports. Website analytics give insight into who site visitors are and the activity on the page – this will help you understand the behavior of the users and help to guide the decisions that you make and any significant changes that you implement.

Here are some tips to help you keep your website up to date and healthy so that you can meet your business and marketing goals:

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Helpful Tips:

Don’t forget to renew your domain!

Make sure that your page is free of broken links and missing images. An experienced web designer will do a regular scan of your page to make sure that your images are loading quickly, that all links are still working properly and that they lead to the intended destination.

Keep your software core and all plugins up to date.

Optimize your website for speed and performance.

Monitor your website for any unusual activity and ensure your security measures are running smoothly.

Implement SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices to increase online visibility.

Publish high quality, relevant content on a regular basis.

There are so many things that can deter visitors from your website – anything from technical issues, graphic design, how user friendly it is, the content and so much more. If you want to stay on top of your website and ensure that it is in good health, work with a qualified and experienced web designer who will regularly check-in, analyze website analytics, make suggestions on how to optimize your website and create unique content to keep visitors engaged so your business can grow.

Not sure what you can improve on your current website?

Have a ton of ideas, but aren't sure how to tackle the technical side of things? Building a brand and need a brand new website to promote your business? Let me help you with all the hard stuff while you sit back and watch your beautiful website unfold. Contact me today for more information.

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Meet Coach Kela

Kela is the CEO and program director of the Hormone Puzzle Society, a woman’s health hub for fertility, hormones, and the business of coaching. She is also one of the coaches at the Society. Kela works with women who are struggling with infertility and hormone imbalance and coaches them to get pregnant naturally and eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance. Kela brings over 20 years of experience as a professional fitness trainer, wellness educator, and author. To date, she has published multiple books on fertility and hormones as well as four distinct online courses.

The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E. Corner: Tips for Fertility

Kela holds four different qualifications as a Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach.


"Optimal fertility is created by how you nourish your body. I like to call it intentional eating." -Coach Kela

"As a member of the Hormone Puzzle Society and implementing my Hormone Puzzle Method, you can expect to put your period symptoms into remission, get pregnant naturally now or in the future, deal with peri-menopause/ menopause, enjoy a hotter sex life, and balanced, happy hormones."

She realized her dream of creating a virtual holistic health and wellness practice and helps women all over the world solve these issues. As the creator of the Hormone Puzzle Method, Kela helps her clients learn how to cycle sync so they have pleasant periods, boosted fertility, happy hormones, hotter sex lives, and greater creativity, productivity, and wellbeing at work.

-Coach Kela Smith

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B y Ke l a Smi t h There is an extremely intricate hormonal

BBT Tracking- this temperature should rise at least 0.4 of a degree for three consecutive days at ovulation. Luteal phase- This phase should be 12-14 days and start right after ovulation and will last until the next menstrual phase begins.

cascade at work in your body that is constantly working to regulate your menstrual cycle and prepare you for conception and pregnancy. So how do you know if you have a fertile body? When I first meet with my clients, we talk a lot about how your cycle is functioning. I ask you questions about your period and the four phases of your cycle. We look at how these phases are functioning (or dysfunction) which tells me a lot about how your reproductive system is working. These are clues that tell me how fertile you are. Optimal menstrual cycle A regular menstrual cycle comes every 28-35 days. Efficient ovulation- This occurs between days, 14- 21. Cervical mucus- This should come with ovulation and be a clear, egg white consistency

So what do you do if your body isn’t fertile?

The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method. This is the method that I used to get myself pregnant naturally after years of failed attempts and an "unexplained infertility" diagnosis and it's what I use with clients around the world to help them get pregnant and extremely fertile. "What Piece are you missing?"

Z Zapping stress - Stress is the second leading cause of fertility- related issues. Your body will always take from other systems to make stress hormones. Especially cortisol and adrenaline and will stop all baby-making processes.

Proper, whole food nutrition- Eat the magic plate. Eat the rainbow, Lots of antioxidants, fiber, and lean protein. Check out the blog I wrote on the perfect fertility diet- Fertility Diet Blog P Z's During sleep your body is renewing, repairing, recovering, detoxing, and more. Getting adequate sleep is essential when trying to create an optimal environment for a healthy baby.

U Understanding supplements- There are many supplements on the market that are meant to help you boost your fertility naturally but you have to be careful because if you take the wrong supplement for you, you can actually do more harm than good.



Love and Encouragement- The mental part of fertility is just as important as the physical part. Being in a loving and caring relationship with a partner and having a strong support system for encouragement and to hold your hand through this difficult time.

Exercise- Making sure you are exercising based on where you are in your cycle will either work for or against your hormones and allow your body to flow nicely with itself.


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Environment- Steering clear of pesticides, herbicides, BPA and other chemicals will help to protect your endocrine system and keep your fertility humming smoothly.

As you can see the health of your cycle and your hormones play a vital role in whether or not you can get pregnant, stay pregnant, and have a healthy baby.

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This year has been a rollercoaster. We’ve gone from a free interconnected world to being limited to our homes. Without a dedicated office space to work, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches alike have all been struggling with overwhelm. Whether it’s the constant emails hitting your inbox, struggling to draw a line between “work” and “home,” the long list of tasks left unfinished at the end of each day or even splitting daycare time between yourself and your partner between work calls. We’re constantly being pulled in multiple directions during the day.

I won’t say that you’ll never experience overwhelm again because the truth is you will. Instead, I want to focus on how you can move out of overwhelming and perhaps even avoid it in the first place. Take mini-breaks Did you know that your emotional state is directly proportional to the amount of overwhelm that you feel? We could put you in the same scenario but in a different emotional state. One time you would be flying, knocking out tasks like a champion.

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Other times you’d think there is no way I could possibly tackle all of those tasks.

A great question to ask instead could be: How can I tackle this in a simple easy way? Externalize your mind Having worked with thousands of entrepreneurs from all walks of life, one of the biggest challenges I see is storing tasks in our minds. If you use your brain to store all the tasks you have to do you’ll feel overwhelmed. Instead, you want to externalize your mind, you want to find a piece of software that acts as a second brain. This enables you to use your mind for analyzing as opposed to storage. This is incredibly important when you are taking on multiple projects or tackling a variety of tasks during the day. If you want to have some more hacks to help you to overcome overwhelm you can download the 5 Hacks To Overcome Overwhelm

If you can take mini-breaks throughout the day for 5-15 minutes, it allows your brain to recharge. You’ll feel more focused and able to take more challenging projects. For some individuals, a lack of mini-breaks will lead to procrastination. If that's you, check out the Master Guide To Overcoming Procrastination Ask better questions One key to help manage overwhelm is the questions that you ask yourself. When you’re overwhelmed you may ask yourself questions such as:

· Why do I have so much to do? · Why can’t I deal with this? · Is life always going to be this way?

If you ask a bad question, you’ll get a bad answer. Becoming aware of the questions that you ask yourself can help lift your spirits and encourage productivity. Asking yourself "why am I failing" and other negative questions can often lead into a downward spiral of negative overwhelm.

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Did you know that research shows that literally just taking care of your health for a few days drastically improves your immune response? That’s right – healthy food, getting exercise, sleeping enough, and managing your stress for even a few days shows a positive impact on your overall health and ability to fight disease. Given that we’re living in a time where people are more acutely aware of their health and immune systems, I want you to know that it doesn’t take years or even months to turn things around.

Although no one likes living in a global pandemic, my hope is that people begin taking their health more seriously than ever before. From the food they choose for each meal to the amount, they’re moving their bodies each day. It’s so easy to let life pull you in every direction with it's chaos and busyness. The gift given to us in all of this is the opportunity to slow down. To prioritize what’s important. My hope for you and your loved ones is that, like me, you value your health more now than ever.

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