Celiac and the Lessons it Taught Me.
Twenty-eight years of doing something makes you an expert practitioner in most cases. Celiac is still teaching me lessons I may not have otherwise learned, since 1990!
In the middle of Pharmacy school, as I was learning about disease treatments, I was battling my own health issues. Once the Celiac diagnosis was made, I remember being so thankful that all I had to do was change my diet! Learning the diet and giving my self time to heal was crucial. The body is an amazing marvel, with its ability to self correct when we maximize the environment, and I am healthy (no pills or treatments required). I will always have Celiac, but need not have disease. Celiac also taught me to practice self care and consider carefully what I put on and into my body. This makes Young Living a perfect fit for me.
Want to improve your wellness in some very simple ways, that also happen to smell really good? Let’s learn some tricks to reduce the toxic chemicals in your home, to support specific body systems, boost your immune system response and improve your outlook on wellness!
Ningxia Red and Sulfurzyme for immune system support are my every day “go-to’s.” Digize and Essentialzymes and Digest and Cleanse and Life 9, have helped support my digestive system. Celiacs more than anyone understand when your gut isn’t happy, you just aren’t happy! The gut rules the body and the mind!
These days I don’t wear a white coat to work every day, but the most important part of what I do, still, is sharing and educating on our amazing natural self care system. Let me help you learn how Young Living can provide you with pure and therapeutic tools to help keep your systems supported from the cell up. As a pharmacist, celiac and mom of six children with serious allergies, I promote self care, supplements, healthful eating of natural pure foods, exercise and mental healthcare. Young Living lifestyle products will dramatically impact the way you live and feel! It’s a perfect time to live your best life.
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Are You Rising or Falling?
Are You Rising Or Falling?
Is this a trick picture? Maybe. We have all been in a place where we are feeling way below the surface.
When I talk to people who have had chronic health concerns, like some of my friends with Celiac, we share a common story.
We didn’t know how bad we felt until we had been diagnosed and experienced what “feeling better” really felt like.
Chronic issues make you adjust to a new normal, and perhaps feel like you just have to accept the proverbial cards you are dealt.
Maybe you can relate, whether it’s health, emotions, or life circumstances.
The question is where are you now, rising or falling?
The one sure thing in this life is entropy, the tendency of the universe toward disorder.
When I found Young Living I was falling despite being on a specialized diet, strictly, for many years.
Taking one small step at a time to rise, with incremental changes, that were sustainable, then learning more as I went, changed my reality.
Where are you now, and where do you want to go?
Rise my friends.
In our Young Living Community we lift each other up. Together we learn the best ways to support our wellness.
Together we learn to bring out the best in ourselves and each other. We were not meant to go it alone.
Someone opened my eyes to a different lifestyle with less harsh chemical products for me and my family.
Someone took the time to walk me through those changes and encourage me.
I believe in paying it forward. I am a mom of six amazing children and they are my reason for wanting things to be better.
They are my reason for working to make things better.
When you switch out the harsh chemical products in your daily life, you are making a difference in your life right now and you will know it in how you feel.
Consistent and persistent changes will impact not only you, but your family, your community and ultimately, help to heal the planet.
That’s the future I want to be part of.
If you have strayed from the path that leads upward, this is your time to refresh, recharge and renew. There is no better time to start than now.
One Day I Will
ONE DAY I WILL….
What’s on your list? What are the “one day I wills” for you? When will it be one day?
Summers come and go, and if your list isn’t getting checked off, it’s time to shift your reality.
A beautiful friend taught me to “Put it on our calendar now, so it will happen!”
We make dates so we can see each other in the busy-ness of our lives.
The important things aren’t always the pressing things.
Sometimes that which demands our time aren’t the things our hearts and spirits need to flourish!
Summer is here, there is so much available.
Make your list, put the people you love to spend time with on it!
Put yourself on it!
Put fun, and laughter, and rest and joy on it!
Then put it on your calender now, so it will happen.
One day is today.
Apply your Valor oil, take a deep breath and go forward boldly!
Here’s some help to get you started…Print off this bucket list, or use the template to make your own.
Ready, set, go.
Check out the ways Young Living is getting you ready for summer with some of our most
amazing products and free promotions ever.
Our newest Mineral Sunscreen is SPF 50 will keep you covered during your greatest outdoor adventures,
along with our natural Insect Repellent.
Keep your skin happy and healthy with our full line of Skin care products like Orange Blossom Face Wash,
Living a natural lifestyle while reducing your exposure to synthetic chemicals is an easy choice with Young Living.
The free product promotions for July happen to be a few of my personal favorite, daily oils!
Valor, Geranium, and Lavender~ Plus Aromalife a very special oil blend with 4 awesome oils to benefit your body!
Pocket Full Of Sunshine
Quick- How did this photo make you feel?
It is a widely held belief that weather affects mood. Scientific experiments and observations have not been able
to prove mood and weather correlations. I for one, am more motivated, energetic, and generally happier on nicer days.
Some say it’s a matter of controlling your response to situations or your outlook on things in general. What do you think?
Whether you are a dancing in the rain type, or a bring on the sunshine type, one thing is for sure- we cannot control
the weather. Spring in the Northeast is evidence of that!
Perhaps we all better jump on the possibility of managing our outlook then.
Getting up and moving, planning ahead, organizing ways to meet up with people, eating healthy, fresh foods, drinking
water, lots of water, and laughing all can be simple ways of promoting feelings of happiness and contentment.
Create something new, learn something new, cook, dance, reconnect, and in general relish the joy of living!
June may be packed with busy days full of graduations, weddings and vacations, or it may be downtime or just busy day
to day time. What ever your June has in store for you, here’s some advice:
1. Every day put on your sunscreen and a smile.
2. Fill up your water bottle and your spirit
3.Go to bed knowing that you made the world better today and rest up for tomorrow’s adventures
Many of our favorite oils are known to promote an atmosphere of calm, reassurance, and overall positive response.
So diffuse, apply and even cook* with oils. (*Vitality oils are Generally Regarded As Safe GRAS for ingestion)
Young Living’s promotional items this month are like having Sunshine in a Bottle.
Click the Blue links for more information on each oil!
Oh and for the kids are home from school and things are getting crazy up in here days:
Not every day is a pocketful of sunshine, but you can be!
Let’s get you started enjoying the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils.
Connect with me to help you set up a get started to wellness plan with Young Living!
'Tis the Season to Be Sneezin"
What was the first thing that came to your mind when you saw this picture?
Was it “make a wish” or “ah-choo!” ?
Seasonal changes can be a challenge to many of us. It can be disruptive
and downright uncomfortable.
There is a complex system in place to protect our body from invaders, a chain reaction
that is designed to trap and block allergens. The wall of defense that protects us, also
is responsible for some of the seasonal complaints!
Read on to learn more….and scroll all the way through to see the monthly newsletter
with valuable information, recipes and tips!
Ready for a little science lesson to brush you up?
When exposed to an allergen, the body senses a foreign invader.
The allergen binds to the IgE antibodies.
When this happens, the mast cell breaks open to release inflammatory substances,
(histamine) which quickly travel through the body to fight off what it senses as harmful.
The histamine affects the body tissue and causes an inflammation.
The symptoms that develop will depend on where in the body the histamine is released.
Runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, shortness of breath and dry skin may all be signs of
mast cells reacting in respective parts of the body.
So I’m suggesting that our boogery noses and watery eyes are doing their job of trapping
pollen, and washing it out. So, actually a good job, body! However, I know I don’t like
being unable to breathe out of my nose all month, and of course in some people it is even
more serious if it affects their lungs as well.
Supporting our body systems as they do the jobs they were designed to do is just what
Young Living oils are pretty amazing at. Using our oils daily is a great way to do just that.
Enjoy a happier springtime.
This month let’s focus on some super oils like Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint,
Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile.
From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.
Make a basic homemade body scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic,
Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Lemon Vitality can be added to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day.
Peppermint essential oil has a scent that invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace.
Create your own home spa! Add Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata to hot bath water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating scent
and aromatic steam.
Peppermint is in the same family as both Lavender and Rosemary. Diffuse the oils of these powerful botanicals together for a fresh aroma that uplifts the spirit.this
Read more about some other favorites by clicking on their names in blue above.
Fall and Winter wellness must haves!
Would you consider leaving for a trip without packing?
We are about to get on the crowded escalator of life and it’s headed straight into the cold and flu season!
As we bustle about our busy lives this season, let’s talk about packing up a little wellness kit for the journey!
I remember thinking these “oilers” were whacked. Oh yes, actually. Until I decided I had nothing to loose to give just one product a try.
No, I wouldn’t be fooled. I thought they smelled good, so I kept using them. Well, it didn’t take too long at all, with some intentional changes in dirty habits, to see some positive changes in how I felt.
I had quite a few dirty habits, like artificial foods, artificial fragrances, artificial chemicals……..see the pattern here? Well, I was a good consumer, I used it all, just like they wanted me to.
Are you ready to make a few small changes in your routines? Just as an experiment, you don’t have to become one of those crazy oilers. (Like ME)
Just start to oil up, consistently, supporting your body systems with Young Living Essential Oils and Supplements. Young Living oils are the purest plant essences and can help your body maintain good functioning of it’s systems. Focus on your immune system this month, to keep your healthy body humming, be on the escalator of life going UP while others around you are going DOWN. Try swapping out some of your everyday products like skin creams, shampoos, household cleaners, to name a few. Start to lessen your “artificial” load on your body. The oils to support you are in the products and they sort of know what to do, it’s a no-brainer.
Any oil you use in your home is a harsh chemical you aren’t so it’s a win!
Check out page 3 of the newsletter for an awesome Fall Room Spray.
2-3 drops of these oils in my diffuser and it was like the Great Pumpkin up in here.
Try this diffuser Blend
When we are busy and nutrition can slip or we need just a boost, Thieves Vitality, Oregano Vitality, Clove VItality, Lemon Vitality and nutritional products like MultiGreens, Inner Defense and Ningxia Red can be just what we need to keep us on our feet.
Check out a video I posted this week on a Wellness Roller we use here every day from now until the thaw! Just a tip, if you can’t view the video from the link, it’s because you haven’t been added to our member’s Facebook learning group. I’m happy to add you, just send me a message! We share lots of helpful tips and great education there, we even have some fun!