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Alōha!

Michael and I are here in beautiful Hawaii!!! The spirit of Aloha is all around us.

This pic was after a 12 hour flight, tired but happy to be here.

Alōha! “A term generally associated with “Hello!” and “Goodbye!” Aloha also means love, compassion, kindness and grace. Its literal Hawaiian definition is “The presence of (Divine) breath.” It is taken from Alo = presence, front, or face and Hâ = breath.” How incredibly beautiful is that???

We here because we earned this trip by helping people learn how to use doTERRA in their daily lives. Maybe it was because they had a short-term problem that needed a quick, safe and effective solution? Maybe it was something that had been with them for a long time that they hadn’t been able to solve using traditional methods? Whatever the reason, we are so blessed to have been able to help them not only find a natural solution for what ailed them at the time, but we’ve also been able to help them continue to choose safe solutions for everyday normal things (toothpaste, laundry, skin care…etc)

If you are one of the amazing people that I mention above, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for reading this blog, and for trusting us with your health and wellness needs. Thank you for choosing into “Do dōTERRA daily.” Please let us know how we can continue to serve and guide you on this journey.

This is Emily Wright one of the founders of doTERRA. I’m so incredibly blessed by Emily and all of the founders. This is a company that really cares about their people.

For those of you curious about this thing called doTERRA please reach out to me. I’d love to chat with you and give you all the details. The cool thing about this company is that it is all about choices. There are those that choose in at the wholesale level. This is for those people that are not interested in selling, they want to learn safe solutions but aren’t interested in the business.

There are those that would love to share with friends and family and if they make enough money to get their own oils paid for in the process then all the better.

And there are those that would love to share with friends, family, co workers, random strangers in the grocery store…etc. Those are people like me who would also love to earn a beautiful incentive trip to a tropical place in the middle of the winter. (Did I mention that it was -35 degrees the day I left Minnesota to fly here.)

What ever your choice I’m here to support you. So… are you ready to take action in your life? Contact me for your Free Wellness Consultation. #doyoudōTERRAdaily

Alōha!

Icy roads, white knuckles and neck tension

(This post was written on Dec 28th, Due to a death in the family and our daughters wedding this is the first opportunity I’ve had to post it)

This morning I got up very early because I had a “30 min” drive to the airport, and allowing myself the 2 hour before flight time meant that I had to be up at 5 am out the door by 5:45 gives and extra 15 mins if roads are bad. No problem.  Well it’s a good thing that I was ready 20 mins early. The news had been reporting that 6am-3pm the twin cities would be under a winter storm advisory. I figured our drive in would be easy-peasy and my husband might have a bit of weather to deal with on the way home.

The drive started out fine but about 15 mins in it starts to rain a little, no problem. I’ve lived in MN since I was 7 and my hubby has been here the last 24 years so we are totally fine with winter driving. Then we go over an overpass and the car starts to slide to the side, and up ahead of use we start seeing people’s hazard lights come on. So, my husband slows down, then slows down some more. We now understand why the hazards, it was completely unsafe to drive faster than 15-20 miles an hour. Next thing I know a huge garbage truck is sliding sideways in our direction. It almost hit us, as in less than a foot from us.

The lights should not be facing us on this side of the highway

I’d like to say that I had the presence of mind to get my oils out at this point, but I did not. I spent the next half an hour watching out for cars that wanted to slide into us, and there were more than a few. We ended up stopped on the highway with a pile up in front of us, 2 cars tried to go around and almost slide into us. (I’m talking inches close to our car) Michael had to pull off into the grass at one point to avoid one car. Just the way the road was banked was enough that cars were sliding wiley-niley. A food truck slide into a park-and-go shuttle. And all the while I’m watching the time tick closer to us missing the flight. I’d love to say that I thought about grabbing my oils here, but again I was so stressed out I didn’t even think of it.

Here we are in the grass

We finally got moving and were able to go around the 8-9 car pile-up and were so close to the airport I thought “Oh we are going to make it” Then I saw the line of red lights, then the emergency lights, and I knew that was going to be the end of it. Thankfully my son saw the “service” road sign and we were able to exit and take the service road for the airport.

We got out of the car at the hotel airport, took the skyway to the tram and were able to make our flight on time. The flight however was delayed 45 mins while they waited for the flight crew that was stuck in that 8-9 car pileup…yikes.

When I finally was able to calm down at the gate I realized a few things. First, I’m not sure that I put on deodorant this morning and mine is packed. On Guard Hand Sanitizing Mist to the rescue. It totally works in a pinch. If you’ve just shaved though it might sting a bit.

Next, I was stressed! That was a hard, stressful ride, so I pulled out my oils and went to work. A little Brave because well… I wasn’t feeling all that excited about Michael driving home. I’m not worried about his driving skills, he’s amazing. I did however witness a lot of people making very foolish choices and affecting others cars. I also just really love the aroma of Brave. I know its our kids blend but as Tara says “I was so Brave!”

I also noticed a lot of tension in my neck and jaw.  I have a habit of clenching when stressed so I pulled out my Past Tense and applied it to both of those areas. I only wish I would have thought of it sooner.

So, today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is a reminder that even the most diligent oil users can get overwhelmed and not think about the tools they have right in front of them until the crisis has passed. I’m just thankful that when I did think about what my body needed; I had those tools with me.

Side note… Got a call right before my plane took off that my son crashed my van, he is ok 😊 but the van is not drive-able. Hug your loved ones, cuddle up and stay warm.  #doyoudoTERRAdaily 

Is it shark week at your house?

Ok, I figured that this would come up sometime this month and it’s a little TMI. Guys if you are sensitive about “that time of the month” then stop reading right now. However, if you are enlightened and want to know how to help the women in your life get through what is completely natural, in a less painful way, then read on.

Menstruation… there I said it. It’s not a dirty word, its not evil, it is a natural bodily function that happens monthly for most women. There are lots of other words for this process, menses, period, Aunt Flo, Carrie, Shark Week, Leak week, whatever you call it for most women it is torture. I mean you have the lining of your uterus literally ripping away from your body and…too much? I’ll just blame that last sentence on the “girl flu”.

How about we get straight to today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” fix, Clary Calm. I can’t even begin to tell you how much this has helped in my home and all of my friends’ homes as well.

Clary Calm not only helps with the aches and bloating but helps manage all of the emotions that tend to be a bit like a roller-coaster during this week. I am so incredibly thankful for this little blend and I hope that this TMI post helps you too. #doyoudoterradaily

EO Hack for when the pressure is too much!

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is inspired by a friend that is all stuffed up. He is feeling a bit miserable and asked what Essential Oils could help. Of course, I gave him all the usual immune support help.

Onguard internally and on his feet. Breathe to help open the airways (check out this short video) and Breathe Touch or Breath Vapor Stick to rub on his chest.

Lots of water and rest. But then I surprised him when I said to rub a little Digestzen Touch on the bridge of his nose to cheek bones ( think sinus passages) forehead (upper sinuses) and bellybutton.

Wait… I thought Digestzen was for digestive health. Well my friend, here is a little EO hack that not a lot of people know but they should. Digestzen helps to break up mucus so it is the perfect blend to use when you are feeling a bit stuffed up.

Hope you don’t need this little fun fact, but if you do… you’re welcome 😉

#doyoudōTERRAdaily 

These boots weren’t made for walking

Oh my goodness my feet are killing me!! As much fun as it is to dress up and to wear heels I’m not sure the days of pain after are worth it.

So much fun walking around Las Vegas with good friends, after our 25 year wedding vow renewal ceremony. More pics to come!

Luckily for me I have amazing natural solutions that help me deal with the discomfort in minutes rather than days. Deep Blue to the rescue!! I rubbed a little bit of this into my feet, oh that felt good, AND a little foot massage is so good for you. Read here if you want to know more about reflexology

Here’s the thing, not only do my feet feel better but so does my back. I didn’t even realize how sore my back was until I felt the relief.

Isn’t it cool how putting oils on your feet can actually help other parts of your body?

Here are some other oils that can help with different parts of your body

The other great thing is that I didn’t have to use a product that has a list of side effects. I was able to use something natural that my body was able to “digest” just like food. Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to try Deep Blue for that high heel induced body ache. Or any other body discomfort you might be experiencing.