The Rock

When I realize I need to get grounded and spend time with God, I typically turn on my spiritual playlist and start singing and praising him through song. I also love to get outside for a hike back to nature, or a walk looking up into the clouds. I love to look for signs from God, which typically come in the form of hearts, crosses, and affirmations. The other day I was driving down the road singing along with my playlist, and everywhere I looked I found a cross. They were actual crosses, or I saw a cross in a light post on the side of the road, or a cross sign, and even things that weren’t crosses, my eyes found a way to turn them into a cross. It was apparent that God was with me and I felt so blessed. I felt like I could tackle anything.

heart rock

That evening in my quiet time with God I was thanking Him for his presence earlier that day in my journal. I journal to God every day giving Him thanks and asking for His help in areas where I need support, or sending up blessings and prayers for loved ones. On that journal entry, I ended it writing, “You are my Rock!”, and then it hit me and I remembered the heart shaped rock I found a week or so ago while I was out hiking. Moments like that truly stop my heart for a second and I realize what He has done for me in my life and the blessings He is still sending my way! He truly is my rock, my fortress, my everything!

God speaks to us all differently, sometimes we just have to be open to hearing his soft voice or recognizing those signs He sends us. I encourage you to look for the signs, listen for His voice, and reach out because He is always there!

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 #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!!

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Come back tomorrow when we enter the Laundry Room!!

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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 #6)

When it comes to replacing the toxic things in your home with safe and healthy alternatives, the Young Living Seed to Seal promise makes this next step simple! There is no need to stress over ingredients and confusing labels. The Seed to Seal promise is priceless – full ingredient disclosure and standards you can trust! The rigorous quality control starts with the seed and continues through every stage of production including cultivation, distillation, and bottling. Young Living owns their own global farms, works jointly with farmers, and extensively tests every oil and product to ensure that it is of the highest quality available. You can rest easy! To read more about science, sourcing, and standards of Young Living, visit www.SeedtoSeal.com.

When we think “chemicals in the home”, our minds immediately go to cleaning agents. These harsh sprays and scrubs may be convenient, familiar, and fresh-smelling, but they are so bad for our bodies! Most of these cleaners have warnings and instruct you to wear gloves and a mask when using. Your safest bet is to never bring them into your home again! Thieves Household Cleaner is an amazing first purchase – this one product replaces dozens of toxic cleaners. This plant based, essential oil-infused concentrate is safe, affordable, and incredibly effective! Depending on the dilution ratio used, prepared Thieves Household Cleaner will cost you around a dollar a bottle! It is the epitome of plant based and green cleaning: it is safe enough for a child to use and has a very pleasant aroma, while being tough enough to tackle greasy messes and stubborn stains. You are going to LOVE this product. Use THC instead of: all purpose cleaning sprays, window cleaners, tile cleaners, upholstery cleaners, bathroom surface sprays, mopping solutions, cleaning pastes, stain removers, carpet shampoo, degreasers, the list goes on!

Here’s a great DIY recipe you can make with your Thieves Cleaner!

Check back tomorrow when I will be talking about “Fragrance” and some great DIY cologne blends and diffusing blends!

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Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle (Post #5)

Are you ready? It’s time – Out with the old, in with the new!

The old is familiar; the old is convenient, but the health and longevity of your family is of paramount importance. We have identified the problems, and now it’s time to replace household toxins with alternatives that are not only SAFE, but play an active roll in supporting our body systems as we work towards improved wellness and vitality! Young Living essential oils and essential oil infused products are the perfect solution. We call this process “ditch and switch”. Ditch the toxic garbage and switch it out with Young Living products. Revamping your entire home may seem overwhelming, but you will find that you actually enjoy every step of the journey with Young Living alternatives.

Take a look at the list of products that you and your family already use. You will likely identify unsafe products that you spend money on every month. Did you download the APP, “Think Dirty”?  I bet you were just as surprised as I was!  Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo = 10 on the Toxicity Scale!!

We’re going to show you how to transfer that money to upgraded, healthy alternatives. This is referred to as transfer buying. Provided is a link to a very handy tool called the Transfer Buying Form. This list is a great visual that will help you see the things that you’re currently buying that can be switched out with Young Living alternatives, and it provides a way to track your progress and look back at how many great swaps you’ve made!

http://seedandsoultotalhomeupgrade.hojpoj.com/transfer-buying-printable

If you’re feeling convicted to make some changes right away, here is what you can do to start on your toxin-free home journey TODAY!

  1. If you aren’t already a Young Living wholesale member, let’s get that taken care of right now! Having access to the best essential oils on the planet and all of the benefits that come with a Young Living™ membership is a game changer – best decision ever! If you aren’t familiar with the membership process, I will touch on that later.
  2. Check out the 30-day Home Detox Plan! Eventually, you will look back at the changes you make over the next few weeks and be so proud of how far you come! Little steps + consistency = big impact changes.

>> http://seedandsoultotalhomeupgrade.hojpoj.com/30-day-detox

  1. Are you a member of the Young Living Essential Rewards program? I will go into more detail later, but the program is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to implement healthy lifestyle changes. The convenient monthly orders are a great way to strategically switch out toxins in your home while being rewarded for your purchases!
  2. Spread the word! This information is important, and your friends and family need to know the truth! Help them implement these changes with you. Everything is easier when you do it with friends. Help them sign up for a Young Living membership, link arms, and Ditch and Switch for good!
  3. Stick around for the rest of the class to gather some great tips and start a wish list to keep track of the items you need to add to your next Essential Rewards order.

Tomorrow begins STEP TWO!!

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Decisions Are Not Always Easy!

hardest is the right wayThis week I was faced with a very tough decision on the work front that had me tied in knots. I am a firm believer in, ‘if it’s meant to be, it will be’ and ‘everything happens for a reason’ or ‘if it’s God’s Will’. Yet all of these affirmations still had me second guessing myself. I was ready to throw my hands up in the air and just say, “No, it’s not worth it!”

Then, God stepped in. Typically, I can rationalize my decisions and come to terms with making what I believe to be the best decision but this decision was different. You see, I was going against the recommendation of someone else and that made it really hard. I know what I felt was right, but standing up to my beliefs and fighting for what I thought was right, was not that easy.

I decided that I needed help. I turned it over to God. I prayed on it, and then I turned to my inspirational books for His guidance. I was amazed at what I read just flipping through one of my books, Spiritual Remedies, which God led me to. Right there in the chapter talking about Job Trouble, it said, “..we shouldn’t just throw up our hands and walk away, either. We have to work things through; we have to deal with challenges and process the experiences.” “Our growth comes through stress and challenges in one way, shap, or form. What God is allowing in our lives is for our growth and transformation.”

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

~ Proverbs 3: 5-6

At that moment, I knew that God had a hand in all of this too. I knew what decision I had to make and I knew I was making the right decision.

The hardest decisions we have to make, are those that truly challenge us. I think the reason it is so challenging, is because we know the right decision is the hardest decision. So when you are faced with making these decisions, I urge you to turn to God as well and ask for guidance. His guidance will give you the courage, the strength, and the peace you need to feel good about your decision. Know in your heart it is the right thing to do.

God never said life would be easy.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” ~ Romans 5: 3-5

Choose Wellness: It’s a Lifestyle

Over the next two weeks, I will walk you through 3 simple steps that you can use to practically and affordably make your home a safer and healthier place to live! This class is free, fun, and I promise to share information with you that will blow your mind and inspire you to make some big changes. We’re all in this together, and I am here to guide you every step of the way!

Home is where the heart is… there’s no place like home… home sweet home. Our home is a safe haven – a place for creating great memories, spending time with loved ones, and truly relaxing and being yourself. Everyone wants the best for their family, but have you ever considered the fact that items in your home could be making you sick? The average American home is filled with hidden toxins and familiar products that are actually poisonous and harmful. Whether you’re aware of them or not, these hidden toxins are reeking havoc on the wellness of you and your loved ones. It’s sobering to realize the very real effects these misleading products have on our health, but it’s empowering to use this knowledge and take control! In tonight’s class, we’re going to outline 3 simple steps to upgrading from a toxic home to a total Young Living™ Lifestyle!

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Why Did I choose this Lifestyle?

If you’ve been following me, you already know. If you just stumbled upon my blog this morning, you might be surprised! I was 53 years old, when I had a heart attack all from stress. April 27th will be my third anniversary since the day my life changed. Stress has always been a part of my life and I thought I could manage it pretty well. I was always able to hold things together in the moment, but when things started to settle, that’s when my stress really started to build.

April 27th, 2016 was a prime example of how I handled my stress. Except, on this day, my body had said, or God said, ‘enough is enough’!  It took me six long months to recover from Broken Heart Syndrome. I suffered a cardiac arrest, went through an angiogram procedure to check for blockages, and even had a pump inserted to my heart to relieve the pressure on my heart where the pump did the work for my heart.  All of this lead to even more stress as you can imagine! I then had to deal with the stress of potentially dying, losing my family, separation anxiety, etc…..

Not long into my recovery is when I was introduced to essential oils. At first, it was some cheap oils and a diffuser from Amazon which I had no clue of how or why to use them. So I simply started diffusing as the instructions said. It wasn’t long after than that a family member came to visit, saw the oils, and told me to throw them away immediately. Why? essential oils are good for you right!? Well, she went on to inform me that all oils are not the same and that quality matters and is very important! She began to tell me about Young Living Essential Oils, and well here I am about to tell you the same thing!

Young Living has changed my life, helped me remove all of the toxins and chemicals that we breathe in everyday not knowing how they are damaging our bodies. I learned how to use essential oils to help me support my anxieties and stress levels. I leared how to support all of my body systems and feel so much better for it! I feel like a new person!

Please join and follow along as I share with you all of the amazingness that Young Living has to offer! Let me help you take the stress out of your life! Let me help you remove the toxins and harsh chemicals from your home! Let me help you make a Lifestyle Change that will thank me for!

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