Are You Motivated to Succeed?

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -Ralph Waldo Emerson I thoroughly enjoyed watching the American medalist Michael Phelps compete in the Olympic Games in Beijing. His world-record-breaking performances were motivating, to say the least! What enthusiasm!? Michael Phelps made his dreams come true and he's inspired the world...

Essential Oils: How Much and How Often?

One day when my son was younger, he wasn't feeling very well and had to stay home from school. We had doTERRA's On Guard essential oil blend, which was developed as a protective blend. He decided that he was going to use this, so he opened the bottle up and within 1 hour, he had emptied the entire bottle! Between rubbing it on his feet, diffusing it, and t...

3 Essential Oil Protocols for Depression

More than 17 million Americans are affected by depression each year. Nearly everyone feels depressed from time to time. And there are circumstances in life that create situational depression, such as death, loss of job, illness, and so on. Generally, this type of depression passes after a relatively short period of time. Clinical depression, on the other h...

5 Tips to Kickstart Your Weight Loss

1. Don't stop moving Exercise. You knew this one was coming. So many of us hope to lose weight without exercise, but regardless of what you hear, it is impossible! Remember, food is a source of energy for us, and when we eat, we have energy that needs to be released. If we don't release that energy (through physical activity), then it will store itsel...

Where Should I Get Essential Oils?

Many people have taken the step towards using essential oils to help provide health benefits to their families. I am constantly asked where to buy the purest essential oils and which essential oil brands are the most trustworthy. While many essential oil brands exist and provide relatively good products, my many years of experience and usage have taught me...

Emotional Dangers Beneath the Surface

While on vacation in Mexico years ago, our family toured a swamp near the ocean that was said to house a 25-foot crocodile. A young, small Mexican man was our guide. With enthusiasm, he walked my family (and a few others) onto a wooden ramp that sat a foot or so above the muddy water and had a railing made of logs. Walking forward I kept my eyes o...

Reach Out and Serve

Did you know that giving service to others is a basic human need—as important to our development as obtaining food and shelter? Today, psychologists emphasize this fact, reminding us that offering community service is a major factor in determining not only the happiness of individuals, but the success of families and nations. With all the pain...