When I was coaching, I worked with my clients on their mindset.
It was awesome work, because we could create so much positive change.
I loved helping people feel better and get excited about their life.
We focused on creating awareness around thoughts patterns. And, then, putting new energy and attention into new patterns we wanted to create.
But I could tell there were more pieces to the puzzle regarding ‘how to feel better’ and I wanted to:
1.) learn them
B.) share them
(Insert winkie face.)
Many of you have asked and we’re eager to answer: What makes our Mood Boosting Probiotic so great…?
The simple answer is: our ingredients!
1. Specific bacterial strains (the ones that target mood and the body’s stress response).
2. A HIGH potency of 30 BILLION CFU’s per casule. And…
3. Our PREBIOTIC GOS, which also helps with the mood stuff, too.
I knew the best probiotics also have prebiotics included, too.
Of those, most have the prebiotic FOS which is good for gut heath, but has not been shown to help with mood, also.
Our inclusion of prebiotic GOS makes our probiotic cutting edge!
You know that pit in your stomach you got when you realized you were late to a meeting? Or the worry that filled your head when your child got sick? Or the rush of blood you felt when you narrowly escaped a car accident?
You know those things? Those things could be to blame for your bloating.
I’ve been taking a probiotic for many years now and for the most part I’ve been doing it wrong.
Maybe you’re like me and you’ve been doing it wrong, too. In which case, it’s time we start getting it right, ok?
Although most probiotic bottles advise to take your supplement with food (ours included!), I never really realized the importance of it until recently.
Sure, I would take my probiotic with food — sometimes. And then, other times, I wouldn’t.
I released an old story this morning while I was on my daily walk.
I do not mean I released it to the press or on to social media.
What I mean is, I decided go let it go.
This particular story has not been serving me and I was finally ready to release it.
The story was:
Strong People Do NOT Ask for Help
This story is obviously false. It’s so very, terribly false.
So, why hang on to it for so long?
My productivity levels are reaching an all-time high.. and I want to share with you WHY so you can try it out for yourself.
First of all, I know this isn’t necessarily a productivity blog.
But it is a lifestyle and wellbeing blog
We believe that taking action and creating healthy habits can really change the shape of your life.
So, for starters, yes, I’m more productive because I am finally getting into the groove of kids being back at school and summer being over.
I realize I may have a bias in this realm, but the truth about probiotics is… they work.
They certainly help with digestive health and they also contribute to immune health and mental health.
But here’s the other thing about probiotics, you might not know or realize: if you are new to taking probiotics, your microbiome might not respond so kindly… at first.
You see, I recently became obsessed with probiotics because I saw what they could do.
They helped my son’s eczema far better than any pharmaceutical creams.
They helped lift my mood and helped me chill out (What!?! I’m high-strung.)
They help keep our whole family “regular” and so much healthier.
It used to be… if anyone sneezed in the general direction of my children, we’d be house-bound and sick for at least a week. Probably a week and a half.
These days, my kids are much more resilient and healthy.
**Flashback ** to SEVERAL months ago.
I was waffling.
I wanted to create my own line of probiotics.
But it was a big undertaking.
I had been studying the impact of specific bacterial strains on mood and the body’s stress response.
And then, I got an email.
I’m reminded of a time about 14 years ago when I was a senior year in high school, taking the ACT test..
I felt as if I had been sitting in that testing-seat FOOOOREEEVVEERRR.
And in that moment I realized….
I still had a bajillion questions to answer and, like, two more hours of test-taking-hell.
I won’t forget it.
And I won’t forget the tiny tear that fell from my cheek onto my multiple choice answer sheet.
The feeling was exasperation.
And that feeling is similar to what I’ve been dealing with lately…
Honestly the alternate title for this post could have been:
Who the hell Do I think I am to start a line of probiotics?
The great news is… I know exactly who I am and in this post I’m going to tell you.
As far as the “how” goes, I always like to start with this clarification:
No, I did not get “all breaking bad” up in my house.
The process of starting my own natural supplement company is a lot like starting any other product-based company.
Yes, you can make it… OR… you can find a high-integrity and qualified manufacturer.
I woke up this anxiety this morning.
This isn’t a new thing.
This happens sometimes.
Not just to me, but to everyone.
And especially for those who regularly struggle with anxiety.
What IS new, though, is knowing I have a solution.
This solution… is not just ONE thing, but a combination of things.
Today, I want to share my anxiety-busting combination with you.
Welcome to our new blog.
We believe how you feel matters.
And this new blog feels …. good.
Like a new home.
Full of possibilities.