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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Upcoming Classes

My next class is Wednesday June 30, at 5:00 it will be on Energy, what it is, how to use it as a tool to help heal, and how it applies to the foot zone.  Cost is $35, and includes a book.  I hope you all can make it.  It is going to be a great class.  It will be at 210 E 1530 N, North Logan, If you plan to attend I will need a phone call and money by Monday June 28.  The last class was fantastic and this one will be as well.  I hope you can be there.

Greatest Secret in the world

okay so I have been reading this fantastic book, and loving it!!  I am following the recommended reading program so I am only on the II Scroll, and will be for the next 4 weeks.  It is a great book for anyone looking for the secret to success.  I have loved it so far, and have a feeling that I will love the entire thing!  Just wanted to share.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Who are you?

After a really fun weekend with some friends I didn't know as well as I thought, I had some deep stuff to ponder upon my arrival home.  One of the friends mentioned that she learned a lot about me and that I am a totally different person when I really let loose.  This got me thinking about the all consuming question "Who am I?"  In our early 20's we are so set on finding who we truly are, and I honestly think most of us think we have that figured out.  I know at the ripe old age of 21, 22 I really thought I knew.  But as I have gotten older it has changed which has me wondering do we really truly know who we are, and are we adapting to our changing life, and are we loosing our true self in our husbands, children, family, job, and community obligations?  How is it in life we can keep track and keep balance of our true nature?  I think that good family and  friends that helps us to remember who we are is key.  Those people in your life that don't let you loose yourself in a title or an obligation are the ones you want by your side.  I also think that keeping a journal of your life experiences and deepest feelings helps as well.  Somehow getting it all down on paper or out in the open is such a freeing experience.  I hope that I can always keep in check who I really am and remember to keep on searching, because the more we search the more we learn that there is much about our true nature that we did not know before.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Family Physician

What is health care costing your family?
+MONEY—Premiums, co-pays, prescriptions
+TIME—Office visits, insurance forms, sick time
+HEALTH—Synthetic chemicals, harmful side effects
+CONTROL—Confidence, intuition, peace of mind

Therapeutic-grade essential oils—a natural healthcare alternative.
+Natural aromatic compounds found in plants
+Steam distilled or cold pressed extraction
+Powerful, safe benefits without side effects

AROMATIC—Diffuse in a room to purify the air or to change emotion
TOPICAL—Apply directly to skin during massage or for topical therapy
INTERNAL—Consume as a dietary supplement for targeted wellness

Very safe and gentle with few side effects
Keep out of eyes, ears, and nose
Dilute with vegetable oil, not water
Skin sensitivity primary safety issue
Follow all label directions

Why choose dōTERRAessential oils?
PURE—100% natural, no artificial ingredients, fragrances, or fillers
SAFE—Certified to be free of pesticides and other chemical residues
POTENT—Standardized active compounds

Six single essential oils and four essential oil blends that no family should ever be without.

LAVENDER All Things Calming

+Diffuse in a room or apply topically to calm anxiety and soothe emotions
+Apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips
+Massage on back or bottom of feet and apply a drop to pillow at bedtime
+Apply immediately to help calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite

LEMON Clean and Freshen
+Add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat
+Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood
+Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances
+Take internally with water as an antioxidant and detoxifier

PEPPERMINT Cool and Invigorate
+Use with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
+Inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness
+Add to water in a spray bottle and mist body when overheated
+Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender to calm headaches

MELALEUCA First Aid for the Skin
+Apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily cleansing program
+Use with shampoo or conditioner for healthy scalp and hair
+Apply to feet and toenails after showering, swimming, or working out

OREGANO Natural Immune Support
+Take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for periodic immune support
+Dilute and apply to bottom of feet of kids and adults as a natural defense
+Use internally as part of a monthly cleansing regimen for GI health

FRANKINCENSE Exclusive Oil from Oman
+Use to clean and dress minor cuts and sores
+Use with a carrier oil for beautiful, radiant skin
+Apply to bottom of the feet or use internally to support immune function
+Use with Lavender and Peppermint to calm stress and headaches
+When in doubt, use Frankincense!

DEEPBLUE® Muscle and Joint Support
+Apply directly to tired, aching joints
+Rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
+Use with a carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage

BREATHE Respiratory Support
+Apply topically to chest and neck to help clear lungs and sinuses
+Diffuse or add to humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep
+Apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort

DIGESTZEN® Digestive Support
+Rub on stomach to ease digestive discomfort, nausea, or motion sickness
+Take internally at meal times to support healthy, comfortable digestion
+Apply to bottom of feet of children to help ease digestive issues

ONGUARD™Natural Defense
+Diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens
+Dilute in spray bottle to clean doorknobs, telephones, and other community surfaces
+Dilute and gargle morning and night as a protective mouth rinse
+Take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for added immune support

With dōTERRA, you are in control!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer fun with Essential Oils

Over energetic children? Try some lavender in the kiddie pool in your backyard.  It may help calm them and improve their mood.

Blisters? Try lavender

Bugs? Try doTERRAS TerraShield

Bug bites? try Frankincense or Lavender

Need a mood boost?  Try any citrus oil.

Sunburn? Try peppermint to cool and keep lavender on it regularly after that.

Need some focus?  Try lemon or peppermint

Help with weight loss?  Try Slim & Sassy blend from doTERRA

Have allergies or hay fever?  Try lemon, lavander or peppermint or doTERRA's Breathe

Have a fussy baby?  Try lavender on their feet.

Cuts, Bruises or swelling?  put lavender on wound, use citrus oils and white fir to help reduce bruising, to stop bleeding or reduce bruising try Frankincense or Helichrysum, and Lemongrass, wintergree, basil or cypress for swelling.

Overdoing it with exercise  and have some sore muscles and joints?  Try aromatouch, wintergree, cypress, peppermint, lemongrass, marjoram, sandalwood, basil, helichrysum, white fir or lavender directly on the area.

Fruit and Veggie cleaner - Use lemon or any combination of Citrus oils (5drops) mixed with water in a glass spray bottle.  Spray and let sit for one minute, then rinse.  Use Lemon oil in water to keep fruit from browning.

A little fun for your summer now that it is getting warm.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

No Bake Energy Balls

No-Bake Energy Balls
Carol Lawson
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder or one drop doTERRA Cinnamon EO
1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cocoa powder or shredded coconut to coat balls
1. Combine oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, cacao nibs and cinnamon powder (If using Cinnamon Oil add later to the wet ingredients) in large bowel. Set aside.
2. In a different bowel, combine almond butter, agave nectar, brown rice syrup, and vanilla (Cinnamon Oil) until well mixed.
3. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and stir well.
4. Slightly moisten hands with water and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Coat balls in shredded coconut or cocoa powder (the will look like truffles!). Store in the fridge. If you can wait, they taste better the next day! You can also freeze and have it handy, they take 15 mins. to defrost!
NOTE: Making the balls is fun but can take some time. You can do this recipe in 10 mins. or less if you pour the mixture into a square dish (8×8)and press firmly with your fingers to settle it. Sprinkle with your choice of coating. Place it in freezer for 30 mins. and cut in bite size pieces or in shape of a bar. Or place in fridge for 1 hour and cut. ALSO, feel free to create your own version of it, mix and match ingredients, try different flavors: Raisins, nuts, other seeds, flax seeds, other nut butters,
honey, barley malt syrup, other coatings, use whatever you have or like!

More on Stress

Some exercises to try for help in beating stress:
  • Interval exercises will be the most effective when dealing with stress.  Try a short jog followed by some sit-ups, then another short jog followed by some push-ups and a final jog followed by some lunges.
  •  If you feel out of control try rythmic exercises - as these types of exercises tend to help you clear yourmind. Some of those might be running/swiming/cycling/elliptical training.
  •  If you are wanting to focus and center yourself, try pilates, yoga, or stretching exercises.
  • Angry or aggressive personalities should try beating out that aggression by some boxing, kick boxing, martial arts, a great self defense class or other combat type exercises.

Now that you understand the fantastic ways that exercise will help to fight stress try it out.  See if a little exercise makes a difference for you, there is nothing to lose.  Except maybe a few pounds, but who wouldn't want that anyway!!  As with any exercise, consult your physician before beginning, and remember to listen to your body.

Foot Zoning

I get the question a lot "how does foot zone therapy work?"  well it works with the body's meridian and nervous system.  All the nerve endings and meridian lines end in the feet.  So by massaging the feet in the manner of the zone you will open up blockages in the meridian lines and also stimulate the nerve endings.  Through this method we help stimulate the body to heal itself.  So really the zoning is not what does the healing, it is the body, the
zoning is just the tool to helpyou heal naturally without the side effects of drugs. 

Things that I notice after a zone:
  • Better sleep
  • more energy
  • It has helped me with my own fertility
  • It has helped me clear a cold/sinus infection
  • It has helped me to loose weight
  • It has helped me clear some emotions that were weighing me down
  • It has helped me clear headaches
I know there are others who have had other results with zoning, but I thought I would share what I personally have experienced.  I hope you can all have the opportunity to get a zone and help your body heal or build up your immune system so that illness and disease don't find you, and if they do they are easier to heal from.

Stress and Essential oils.

Here are some recommendations from doTERRA's Dr. Hill -

Stress is a daily exercise for nearly all of us.  Diffusing or wearing citrus essential oils like wild orange or citrus bliss can greatly reduce your own personal stress levels.  I recommend a daily approach to stress reduction using your favorite essential oil. Mixing Balance and Wild Orange is refreshing. Adding a drop of Peppermint creates the perfect balance between stress reduction and improved mood.
I love mixing my wild orange and peppermint, they are a fantastic combo.  And I have actually seen myself be more productive and happy when I use the citrus bliss blend.  LOVE IT!