Sharon’s Blog

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #13)

As you move forward and start adding these new products to your daily lineup, here is some advice from me, and a heads up on what to expect:

 

THERE ARE NO SMALL SWAPS! Whether you take a big trash bag and throw everything away today, or throw out one item a week until it’s finished, each swap you make is a positive step forward and will have a huge impact on your health! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back – this is a big deal and you should be proud!!

THESE ARE NOT REALLY SWAPS, THEY’RE UPGRADES. For some of these products, you should expect to pay more upfront. Cheap comes at a steep cost to our health, and it’s not a cost we’re willing to pay for one day more. The good news is that these are high quality products that last a long time. An initial investment will save you money in the long run! No matter what the cost, please know that you’re worth it. Got that? Your kids are worth it. Your pets are worth it. Whatever the cost, whatever sacrifices need to be made, your family’s health and longevity are worth it.

EXPECT THESE PRODUCTS TO BE DIFFERENT! Don’t let it throw you off. These products are going to look different, feel different, smell different, and act differently. They work fabulously, but they may come with a learning curve because they ARE different! That’s a good thing. Without all of those dangerous ingredients, they won’t act the same. Stick with it! You’ll quickly learn the tricks and hacks, and before long you’ll forget the old ways and never look back!

I must tell you about Essential Rewards! This is how I order my products each month, and it is such a cool program. Essential Rewards is the monthly ordering program from Young Living. It’s optional, but if you are looking to implement the Young Living Lifestyle, it’s a total necessity – and a total no brainer! You get rewarded for buying 50PV or more of oils and products each month. It’s FREE to join with absolutely no obligation! Check out these perks:

1. DISCOUNTED SHIPPING

2  FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGE YOUR ORDER

3.  FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGE YOUR SHIPMENT DATE

4.  EARN ADDITIONAL MONTHLY PROMO ITEMS

5.  EARN POINTS AND REDEEM FOR FREE PRODUCTS (Months 1-3: earn 10% back, Months 4-24: earn 20% back, Months 25 and beyond: earn 25% back)

6.  YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE LOYALTY GIFTS AT THE 3, 6, 9, AND 12-MONTH MILESTONES.

AFTER YOU CHOOSE NOW – START HERE:  www.believeinessentials.com

THEN HERE’s HOW to Enroll in Essential Rewards  >> https://vimeo.com/258885554

 

I urge you to come back tomorrow as we wrap this class up, because

your Health Is An Investment and it can change your entire world! 

It’s about to get real, because your health is a priority!

Tough Times? Remember These 8 Things!

8 things Three years ago, after my heart attack, I was preparing myself to come back to work. It was a scary thought just thinking about walking back into the workplace that was the cause of my demise. I had dealt with so much stress at home and on the job my heart could take no more, and yet I was in a position where I had no choice but to go back to work at the end of my long term disability leave from work. I knew that God would not let me down and He would be there for me as He was during my heart attack, recovery, and always! Still the thought would stress me out more from time to time just thinking about it. So I tried to prepare myself for those moments by surrounding my work space with my Signs from God. This particular sign resonated with me this morning when I got into the office for some reason. Maybe because this week has been the third anniversary of my heart attack. Now, I feel stronger than I have in a very long time. Today as I read this message, I can honestly say that my life has changed in so many ways and I’ve followed all 8 things on this list unknowingly.

As I look back I know I have changed in these last three years, and one of the biggest ways was learning to be kind to myself. I’ve learned that I matter, and I need to do what I need to do to make me happy! Granted getting here was not easy; let’s face it, tough times can really be tough times.

When you are facing tough times, remember that everything can – and will – change. This moment in time, is only a fleeting moment and temporary situation. God will get you through to the other side. Thank him for His presence and recognize that some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers! There is always something to be thankful for even in our worst moments. Picture Jesus’ face and remember a time when you felt loved and know that you are God’s child and you are loved! He will not forsake you. Grab His Hand and hold on for the ride of your life!

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #12)

I truly hope you have been learning alot in this blog post series!  Whether you are a member already, or haven’t quite yet taken the leap of faith, I just want you to know that this has been the absolute best decision of my life! I’m not only in this feeling as I have met so many wonderful new friends on this journey that truly feel the same exact way! When you are ready, I want you to know that becoming a member and signing up with one of Premium Starter Kits is the best and most popular way to become a member! 

These Premium Starter Kits provide the most value and are designed specifically to propel you into your toxin-free lifestyle!

EVERYDAY OILS PSK includes 12 of the most popular Young Living essential oils and blends, a diffuser, a generous sample of Thieves Household Cleaner, 2-2 oz. packets of NingXia Red, a travel size Hand Sanitizer and two roller fitments. Even if you are already a member, think about another kit so you can get another diffuser and all stock up on the oils you use most! These kits truly are the best value.

 

 

THIEVES PSK is the perfect jump start on your new lifestyle! You will be able to ditch and switch SO many items with only one purchase! It includes toothpaste, mouthwash, household cleaner, hand soap, hand purifier, 15 mL Thieves® essential oil, 5 mL Stress Away essential oil blend, Thieves spray, and a roller fitment.

 

SAVVY MINERALS PSK will give your makeup bag and beauty routine a major upgrade! This kit includes 1 foundation, 1 blush, 3 eyeshadows, 1 lip gloss, a bottle of Misting Spray, foundation brush, and a 5 mL bottle of Lavender essential oil.

 

 

NINGXIA RED PSK is a healthy, superfood experience! Experience benefits of this incredible supplement drink for yourself when you join Young Living with this starter option. Included are 2 bottles of NingXia Red, 32-2 oz. NingXia Red packets, 5 mL Stress Away essential oil blend, a roller fitment, and a generous sample of Thieves Household Cleaner.

 

Please check back tomorrow as we share some tips on things to remember!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #11)

Having a baby changes everything. Every parent wants what’s best for his/her children, and that includes taking charge of their wellness from the very beginning! The Young Living Seedlings line is the perfect foundation for a life of toxin-free habits. These products are formulated to be naturally gentle, safe and pure. They are free from harsh chemicals and infused with an exclusive calming blend of essential oils.

TIP – The Seedlings wipes are very versatile! Use them as makeup remover cloths, dryer sheets, gentle face wipes for kids, and much more!

More and more parents are looking for safe and effective natural alternatives to support the health and wellness of their growing children! It’s so important that we show our children from a young age that their health is absolutely priceless. Young Living essential oils are a fantastic option and can be used to support your little ones physically, emotionally, and mentally. Young Living has formulated an entire line of essential oil blends and essential oil-infused products that kids love!

Come back tomorrow as I will be sharing about STEP 3!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #10)

Warm laundry straight from the dryer smells so fresh and clean, but could it be cancerous? That might sound extreme, but if you’re buying your laundry detergent and softeners from the store, there is a good chance they contain carcinogens. On average, laundry detergent products emit 17 toxins that go unlisted on labels, potentially causing problems such as skin irritation, neurological damage, and cancer!

Here are some tips to make your laundry room, and the clothes you wear everyday, much safer!

1.USE THIEVES LAUNDRY SOAP: This little bottle of miracle soap will change your laundry life! It gets your clothes so clean, smells light and fresh, and lasts a LONG time!

2.SKIP THE FABRIC SOFTENER: Did you know that fabric softeners are one of THE most toxic things in your home? Ditch it! A half-cup of vinegar added during the rinse cycle will produce the same results without the toxic chemicals. Wool dryer balls are also a popular alternative! Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil for a boost of added scent.

3.NATURALLY REMOVE STAINS: Instead of using chemical-laden stain removers, simply pre-treat stains with a combination of washing soda, baking soda, and Thieves Household Cleaner.

4.TRY REAL BRIGHTENING: A little baking soda added to the wash cycle will naturally brighten colors without the clingy chemicals that can irritate your skin.

5.FREQUENTLY CLEAN YOUR WASHER: This helps get rid of soap scum, bacteria, and other icky things that collect in your machine over time. Simply add some white vinegar into a hot water cycle and run. A clean washer will help keep your clothes smelling fresh and will also “detox” your machine from all the past chemicals!

Hickey, Hannah. (2010, October 26). “Scented Consumer Products Shown to Emit Many Unlisted Chemicals”. Retrieved from: https://www.washington.edu/news/2010/10/26/scented-consumer-products-shown-to-emit-many-unlisted-chemicals-2/

The kitchen is the heart of every home. Switching to a “green” kitchen is not only good for our wallets and the environment; it’s good for our bodies as well! Everything we touch, inhale, eat, and drink has a direct impact on our health, so converting the busiest room in your home is a must. We’ve already discussed Thieves Household Cleaner – that bottle of all purpose cleaner is going to be very busy in your kitchen! Other kitchen favorites are Thieves Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Fruit and Veggie Spray and Soak, and Foaming Hand Soap!

Come back tomorrow and I will be sharing about the Seedlings and Kidscents Line!

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3 Years Strong

There are certain days in your life that you will never forget. Like the day you got married, the day your child was born, the day you lost a loved one, your first kiss, etc. Well for me, today marks three years since I was admitted to the hospital for chest pains. This day three years ago is where my story of self-recovery began and I was far from strong!

I never knew that stress could effect your body so greatly. The day after I was admitted, I went into cardiac arrest. It was the worst feeling in the world because I could feel it coming on, I heard the nurse call for the paddles, and I saw the agonizing look on my husband’s face before I faded away screaming to myself, “God, I’m not ready to die!”

Luckily, God wasn’t ready for me to die yet either. He still has a plan for me. He just needed to take control because my stress was out of control. He needed me to take time to heal, learn how to deal with my stress, and to take time to just ‘Be Still’. I was dealing with so many different stressors at that time in my life, I guess I just couldn’t handle any more. Thank God for stepping in and giving me the time to heal. God does this for all of from time to time. The thing is though, is that we have to recognize it for what it is – a sign from God.

Looking back on this time and these past three years, I can see so clearly His role in my life, the decision He helped me make, and now the reasons why. It blows my mind sometimes and I feel so blessed to have this relationship with Him. Whenever I am struggling now with even a little decision, I turn to God and He seems to always find a way to answer me. It may be in a scripture I read, a thought the spirit puts in my head, or just finding a cross in my path throughout the day that lets me know He is with me.

This past year alone, I made the decision to separate from my husband, I moved into my own place, and I’ve met so many amazing friends that have helped me through some of my bad days and have been here to share in some of the fun times that give me such hope for my future. My life is now free from so many stressors, yet there is still worry because now I am living alone. Though, I know God is with me and I will be ok.

Despite boughts of anxiety and stress worrying about a high blood pressure reading, or a couple of skipped beats and palpitations from time to time, I have come to rely on the Lord to get me through. I do my best to push away the fear and welcome His presence and loving arms instead of falling into the downward spiral of doubt and fear. When Satan tries to grab my attention, that’s when I reach out and grab the hand of God that is always there stretched out and reaching to pull me closer to him!

1When I look at this picture that was taken a day after I got out of the hospital, I can see the pain I was dealing with, and I feel the anxiety in the pit of my stomach, but I also see the love in my mother’s eyes, but most importantly I can see how far I have come from that time in my life. I don’t wish that experience on anyone, but I pray that everyone learns or gains a better understanding through my writing and experience of the love that God has for each of us and that He is always with us. I wish I could say that you won’t experience heartache or trials or rough times in your life, because we all know that’s not true. Life is full of disappointments, setbacks and lots of tears, but it’s how we deal with these situations and how we learn to change our reactions to the things that scare us the most. The next time you find yourself in one of these unforeseen situations, think back to a time when you felt loved and protected, and then turn your focus to God because He is always with you, loving you, and reaching His hand out to you. All you have to do is grab it!

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #9)

Did you know Young Living has a beautiful line of mineral-based makeup that uses only clean, safe, and nourishing ingredients? You no longer have to sacrifice your health to indulge in high-end beauty products. Treat yourself to some new makeup – you won’t be disappointed! Savvy Minerals by Young Living is formulated without the use of talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, nanoparticles, or synthetic fragrances colorants, or fillers. Instead, you will find only naturally-derived ingredients such as:

PURE YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

HIGH-QUALITY, COLOR-RICH MINERALS

ASPEN BARK EXTRACT

MICA

Still need persuasion to make the switch? For a more detailed look into the toxic chemicals found in most cosmetics, click this link for an informative video! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfq000AF1i8  << EYE OPENING!!! 

After watching the above video you are going to want to check out our Savvy Minerals Make-up!!

https://sharonshabinaw.marketingscents.com/ms/view?page=ms-savvy-minerals

Come back tomorrow when we enter the Laundry Room!!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #8)

Making over your bathroom should be high on your priority list. Everyone here uses at least some of these products every day, often multiple times a day. Most people expose themselves to hundreds of dangerous chemicals before they even leave the house in the morning. A huge selection of personal care products from Young Living makes ditching the bathroom junk an easy transition! Some of the many oil-infused Young Living products to consider switching to include:

I start my day out every morning with so many of these products!

I love the Lavender Volume Shampoo and the Lavender Mint conditioner.

I don’t feel clean unless I’ve lathered up with the Base Bath & Shower Gel! The Base lets you add whatever essential oils you want your body to soak up!  For me, it is always Abundance, Orange, and Believe!!!  OMG I can’t say enough about this blend and the way this Base Gel lathers!

I also use the Orange Blossom Face Wash and every other day I exfoliate with the Mint Facial Scrub – this is so invigorating and truly transforms my skins radiance!

Then I brush my teeth with the Aromabright Toothpaste. I do have the mouthwash, but admit I don’t use it every day!

Then I move into my make-up area and the first thing I do apply the ART Toner!  I follow that up with a couple drops of Frankincense and Lavender directly onto my face and neck paying close attention to those fine line areas. Next step is the ART Renewal Serum, and then the ART Light Moisturizer. And for that extra support around the eyes, I absolutely love the Wolfberry Eye Cream!

I love this ART Skin Care Collection and for only $113 Wholesale!

Check back tomorrow and we’ll be getting into the SAVVY Minerals Line!

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Defeat Doubt / Tackle Fear

Making decisions is not always an easy thing to do. The worst thing though, is when you start doubting your decision, you start reconsidering, you change your mind several times until you become some confused you just want to throw up your arms and give up! Don’t let the fear of making the wrong decision cause you to not make any decision at all and remain stuck in the same ole rut.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

29-11Do the best you can to decide and then go forward  Even if you make a mistake, it is not the end of the world. You can learn from your mistake and try again. When I’m trying to make a big decision I always turn to God for guidance. Sometimes He gives me my answer, and sometimes He let’s me struggle and figure it out on my own. In those instances, it is typically always a lesson I need to learn. Whatever the end result is, I feel good knowing that God will get me through. Whether I screw it up the first time, or together we win at the first go round. Either way, I’m learning and growing all the time! Everything happens for a reason and when we are open to looking for those reasons, it helps us tackle our fears and move forward defeating our doubts and knowing that God is the one in control and with him we can’t wrong. He will always re-route our paths to the road and plan He has for us!

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”                 ~ Psalm 34:4

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #7)

“Fragrance” could be one of the most dangerous words in the English language when it’s found in an ingredient list. The word “fragrance” or “parfum” may actually refer to a blend of many undisclosed ingredients all bundled up under the umbrella of one word. In order to protect trade secrets, fragrance gets a free pass from full disclosure. This outdated regulation, designed to conceal ingredients from the eyes of corporate competitors, now does the same for consumers who are inclined to scan labels for harmful ingredients. In 2015, the International Fragrance Association released a master list of more than 3,999 chemicals used by most manufacturers. The list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxicants and numerous allergens (to name a few). A fragrance can be made up of any combination of these harmful chemicals that are absorbed rapidly when inhaled or when they come in contact with our skin.

Trashing your favorite scented products (lotions, scented candles and wax melts, air fresheners, shampoo, etc.) may be a sacrifice at first, but you won’t regret tossing these things. This transition is simple with essential oils! Of course essential oils are much more than just scents, but fortunately, so many of them smell awesome! Get rid of those scented toxins and start experimenting with your diffuser! The aroma combinations are endless, and it’s encouraging to know that these scents are not only safe; they actually benefit your body as you inhale them!

International Fragrance Association. (accessed 2018, May 20). “Ingredients and Transparency”. Retrieved from: http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/ingredients#.WwGS5q2…

 

And here’s a great diffusing blend I created just recently called “Signs from God”!!!  (2 drops of each: Hope, Frankincense, Hinoki, Believe) Note: Oola Faith essential oil is a blend of Frankincense and Hinoki! I didn’t have Faith, but had Frankincense and Hinoki!  Use your App and see what are in the blends, maybe you can make your own favorites too!

 

 

Check back tomorrow because we will be talking about products in our Bathroom / Personal Care!

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