Presents this last year! 2018

For presents this year I decided that I would buy my husband a nice hoodie from Fanatics and new pillows from My Pillow, (both Affiliates of mine). They were both truly delightful experiences with deliveries being on time before Christmas and the orders being complete.

The Notre Dame hoodie is so nice looking. It is 100% polyester and feels great. It has washing instructions, which say wash with like colors, inside out. Do not use softeners. It does not say but I believe when it is time to wash I will hang it up to dry. I want to be careful of the logo. My husband really enjoys the hoodie and has told me it is warm. Thank you Fanatics. Good job. Drop into their website some time for a visit.

My Pillow is an instant success. The box the pillows came was so small, I could not believe there were 2 regular pillows and 2 small pillows. The packing is phenomenal. The instructions are easy to understand, but you need to read them. You can then use the pillows right away. We have been sleeping so much better and attribute part of it to the new pillows. A big thanks to My Pillow. Try them you won’t be disappointed.

Young Living Essential Oils !What to buy when.

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Just like starting a budget you evaluate your needs and pace yourself, on buying Young Living Essential Oils.  When you are just delving into the world of essential oils. look into everything that comes in your Premium starter kit.  Take everything out of the box and identify each and every item.  I have heard that many times people are slow to take to take things out of their Premium Kit Box and it really delays the time the education process begins. It is so interesting.

If you are going to buy as a member, you want to know what you are buying and why.  There are so many items available, not only wonderful essential oils, but also cleaning (Thieves) supplies and beauty items.  If you are going to become a distributor, the questions you need to ask yourself are: Is my spouse or partner on board with this?  What will our budget stand? Does this need to become a budget item that will show each month?  Young Living Essential Oils, should be a fun adventure, that is going to lead you to a healthier life style and a great education. #essentialoils#Younglivingessentialoils

Chronic pain/illness,describe it, define it.


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Chronic pain is there no answer? I am reading many things about chronic pain and have come away with such a sense of sadness and wanting to help.  It sounds so trite, when I write it, but it is true..  In talking about chronic pain, there are so many kinds you wonder what the answer is. Chronic pain, describe it, define it.

There is the chronic pain associated with the mind, body and soul.  There is the feeling of helplessness the person has, but there is also the feeling of helplessness a friend, co-worker, doctor, clergy and social worker or psychiatrist has when they want to help.  Also I am sure a sense of frustration on the part of everyone.

Several place I read what a daily struggle it is dealing with chronic illness.  Putting a smile on your face, telling everyone you are fine and inside you are hurting. You wonder if you can finish the day out.  There was a general feeling of I will just hide away from everyone.  My wandering mind said will that help you?

Anything that is chronic, you take one day at a time.  Trying new things to change one thing.  Changing one thing and not relapsing.  Are you following the instructions given to you by your mentor, counselor or physician?  Try keeping a journal to express your feelings, so at your next visit you can share.  Do you even remember what was said and what you were supposed to work on or try to do before your next visit?  Solutions are hard to come by#definechronicpain#describechronicpain#describechronicillness

Using Young Living Essential Oils or any essential oils.

It is important to start slow when using essential oils.  Use common sense. Always have a pure carrier oil on hand.  Carrier oils will dilute an essential oil if you have a reaction or skin irritation. Further discussion of carrier oils and their benefit will be discussed later.

Keep the essential oil tightly sealed and out of the sunlight.  Be safe with your oils and keep them out of the reach of children.  More dos and don’ts of essential oils    

Keep away from your eyes                                      

 Do  not put directly into your ears, only used around the ear.

Pregnant women and anyone with a medical issue, should always discuss using essential oils with a physician.    

If a skin irritation should occur, read carefully how to dilute the oil and handle the situation.  When you are learning about essential oils, it might be beneficial for you to keep a record of what oils you like, how each reacted to your body.  Essential oils can have therapeutic effects, but it is important to look at your overall health.#Younglivingessentialoils#therapeuticeffects.  Interested in learning more, please email me or use the information listed below.

Do your children tell their friends, they are poor?

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In 2019, how would you define poor to your children?  Sometimes poor is a state of mind and other times we just don’t know how to manage our lives.  We slide from one mess to another instead of taking time to focus on cleaning up one mess, before getting into another one.  Some families give the appearance, as do their children of being very wealthy, when they are living off credit cards, owe everyone, are scared to death of what the next day is going to bring.  When volunteering you many times see people who are really poor, always have to remind yourself not to be judgmental.

Begin 2019 by reminding your children, grandchildren what you have to be really grateful about:

Love from parents who may not always show it, but try to do their job to be good parents/parent, not a good friend.

A family that stays together, even when the going gets so tough, you are not sure how to handle it. A chance to pray.

A roof over their heads

Utilities that are paid so you have heat in the winter, and are able to be cool in the summer.

Food on the table.  Not always what they would like to see but something to help fill their tummy.

Allows you to have pets and more pets and then more pets.

Clothing, maybe not the most expensive, but why would you want expensive anyway, in a couple of months you will have grown and need a new outfit.

Friends who are allowed to come to your house.

Those are just a few things to remind your children of.

Be happy as we enter 2019 and have everyone write in a small book what their goals are for the coming year and how they are going to accomplish those goals.  As parents do the same thing and make sure you write how you are going to accomplish those goals.#what is poor#childrenandfriends#settinggoals.

Mini step to help banish negativity

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The definition of negativity is habitual skepticism. If it is constant your friends have begun already saying to you, you are so negative!  Try being positive. Begin by tackling only one thing at a time to banish skepticism from your thoughts.  A mini step!

Exercise is a good starting point.  We all know there is a reluctance on our part to get started. Could that be the old negativity still working on you.  Consider whether or not a treadmill would be to your advantage.  Check out the items listed under Health and Fitness on this blog.  Work out a short walk routine that will be beneficial to you.  But, But exercise is hard to fit into my daily routine. Be flexible, be confident, remove adversity, and decide the following:

  • Mornings versus Evenings!
  • Walk, Treadmill or Gym.
  • Two, Three or Four times a week.
  • Define your plan and progress with willingness.
  • Make a chart, date and show your progress, with pictures.

Reward yourself when you begin to feel better with a new winter sweater or sweat shirt from one of our buyers listed on the blog.  Buy a coffee mug that says, I can do this, watch me SMILE. .#dubiousness#adversity#eagerness#willingnesstotry

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Most important skill in a relationship!

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To me, the most important skill is good communication.  If you do not have this you are heading for trouble, even if the problems are small at this time, they  magnify themselves eventually.  All of a sudden you will notice an increase in stress, untruths being told, children getting involved and hard feelings evolving.

Try the following suggestions to see if they have any impact defining what your communication issues are:

Do not talk when you are very angry.  Walk away and cool down.

Do not go to bed without talking.  At least begin to try and determine what the real problems are.  You will not solve anything at this point but you need to make a pact to talk further.

Do not carry a grudge!  What does that help to solve? Communicate how you really feel.  Take turns talking.  You first, me second.  Me first, you second.

Do not involve children in your arguments, until you determine if the children or one child is involved in the issue.  Then new guidelines/contracts need to be established.#goodcommunication#communicationissues#newguidelines