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    Cardamom Essential Oil

    Whenever I think of fall, my mind goes straight to family, friends, and food. There are so many holidays packed with spending time with loved ones and gathering around the table to enjoy delicious meals together. On these feast days, help ease any indigestion with dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil.* When taken internally, Cardamom may help soothe occasional stomach discomfort. * Dilute one drop in a 4fl. oz. of liquid. Not only is dōTERRA Cardamom great for cooking and maintaining overall gastrointestinal health*, it also promotes a sense of openness and mental clarity when diffused or inhaled. With Football season starting, enjoy some Cardamom mustard chicken wings while watching the games…

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    Need focus and motivation?

    Need a little boost or pick me up? The fresh, minty aroma of dōTERRA Motivate Touch Encouraging Blend promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. Apply to the back of your neck before giving a speech, playing a sport, teaching a class, or introducing dōTERRA to new members to instill fresh feelings of confidence. dōTERRA Motivate Touch will help you unleash your creative powers and find the courage that comes from believing in yourself again. Challenge yourself to find more motivation by setting a goal, writing it down, and placing it somewhere you’ll see it every day. Learn more about the different ways to use dōTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend on…

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    The Broken: Rising Out of Fundamentalism

      She was broken. Her family was falling apart. Her worldview shattered. Everything she thought and believed had just exploded in her face. She was pregnant and had other children and was deciding the rest of her life – fight to restore and heal the family or venture out alone. Waking up to truth is devastating.  When everything that was once warm and safe is suddenly cold and dangerous. When the fear of falling back into those old thought patterns isolates. Is there strength to walk away from dangerous beliefs when that walking will cost friendships and not guarantee family? Staying in the known guarantees a split of family. She…

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    Those Poor Fingers: Rose Touch Oil

    Go directly to the Emergency Room. Take a bag packed for 3-4 days. Once Henry is stable, he will be taken to Children’s Hospital where he will stay in the PICU for at least a day and then be transferred to the diabetes floor where you will learn all about this new diagnosis and new way of life.   That call came in at 7:45pm on Oct 11, 2017. Henry hadn’t been feeling well for about a week and I took him in to be seen. He had thrown up a few times, but I thought it was the stomach bug that was going around, especially after his brother had…

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    On Guard Laundry Detergent

    My house is full.  Four kids. Three boys, one girl. Sometimes I think our daughter is more rough and tumble than the boys are!  Messes abound. One day, our lovely daughter was playing outside with her brothers. They were digging in the dirt – a perfectly awesome fall activity. Until it happened.   The mole. Penelope found a friend as she was digging. A deceased friend who had been deceased for more than a day. That didn’t stop her from cuddling with it. And pouring the dirt from the burrow in which Mr. Mole died all over her head.  And then she brought me the mole – all the while…

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    Siberian Fir Essential Oil

    Fantastic news!  One of our new oils released at convention is available RIGHT AWAY!!  Siberian Fir oil replaces White Fir in our collection due to sustainability issues. doTERRA is committed to not depleting the resources in and on our planet. A bonus of adding Siberian Fir to our oil collection is that it has a more potent chemistry than the White Fir it is replacing.  Nearly every desired chemical component is present in greater amounts in Siberian Fir.  The one major exception is limonene.  Citrus oils are better sources of limonene all around. Siberian Fir helps balance emotions and soothe anxious feelings.  It provides a soothing effect when used in…

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    Toilets, Pee, and Essential Oils

    The door creaked open. My hand gently and tentatively pushed it further.  First, the sight hit. Glistening wet. Side and bottom of the tub dripping. Pools of yellow under the toilet. Dried yellow ring where the garbage can was. Then the smell.  Oh, the smell. Pungent. A smell that only three young boys sharing a bathroom can create. I drop to my knees, wet wipe in hand. Slowly, I wiped a few passes on the dry parts of the floor. A point needed to be made. Yellow. Dusty. So very yellow.  I could feel my stomach turn and the gagging begin. “Boys!  Get in here!  NOW!” The bathroom was beyond…

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    Our Toxic Air

    I used to be a teacher. It seems like a lifetime ago. I taught music for 9 years in public schools all over the US. One of my favorite jobs was teaching elementary music in Knoxville, TN. I was placed mainly at one little school. The building was older. Quaint. Homey.  But filled with problems. I noticed each of my three years there that I was getting sicker and sicker. I was missing more days of school each year. My last year there, I ended up with strep throat three times in a row followed by mononucleosis then walking pneumonia.  It was no joke. As I talked to other teachers…

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    Toddler vs Wasp

    This is Penelope. Today is her third birthday. Just last week, she was the first of our children to tangle with a wasp. We have a really cool park nearby at our landfill that has a ton of shade and amazing wooden structures in the shape of garbage and recycling trucks and cans. The kids LOVE it.  I had a play date there fall through, so I texted a mom friend waiting in the same school pickup line that I was. She was game! We got to the playground just  a few minutes later.  The kids all ran ahead and started playing as we moms tried to keep up. At…