Dewdrop Duo PSK Sale Ends 1159PM MST

Life is so precious and short. I’ve seen more sick human beings since I entered nursing school fall of 1991 than I care to admit. Now that my husband and I are in our late 40’s and our children are young adults and growing up so fast, I want to get every minute I can out of these bones of mine and I want to guide others on a journey of good health.

I first learned about Young Living a few years ago from a coworker. I kept it in the back of my mind and then it finally clicked for me. Last September just three weeks into his sophomore year of college, my son ends up with Strep Throat. We followed the instructions his doctor gave him but I was desperate to find some natural remedies to support his healing and get him back on his feet sooner so he didn’t miss any school. After that I knew it was time to join Young Living. I want to utilize everything I can to support good health, physical and well as emotional. These oils have made an incredible difference for me in just under a year and I am in the process of transitioning the products in my home to chemical free. Stay tuned for a chemical free post later this weekend and I hope that you continue to read my posts because I’ve got a lot of good oily information coming your way.

Today is the final day to take advantage of this awesome extended offer. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you are still on the fence about beginning an oily journey, let me redirect you to some of my previous posts.

My post entitled Health Benefits of Dewdrop Diffuser Duo goes into detail about the oils and other products included in the kit and their health benefits If you haven’t already read it, and are curious, click here.

You might also like my post entitled, “Getting to Know the Oils and Getting Started.” To read click here. This post talks about some of the many usages of each oil as well as the wholesale (if you were a member price) or retail (if you were not a member price). I know, 198.25 does seem like a lot but if you were to add up the two diffusers plus the oils and other products the price would exceed 198.25.

In addition to essential oils, Young Living offers Personal Care products for men and women, KidScents, Animal Scents, Nutritional Products, and cleaning products.

If you feel like you are ready to begin a new journey into health and wellness and want to sign up click this signup link. . If you feel you need more time or have more questions feel free to email me jennycrn@comcast.net and please keep reading.

 

 

 

Muscle Support

One of the things I love most about being part of the Young Living Essential Oils Community is the sharing of product use that goes on. I share with coworkers, friends and people I follow on Facebook and Instagram.

These products in the picture are used for muscle support.

The Ortho Ease was recommended to me by a friend who’s son is in my daughter’s high school class. Both of our kids do marching band in the fall and play sports in the spring. My friend’s son plays lacrosse. My daughter runs track. My friend told me about Ortho Ease at the beginning of the season and how much her son enjoys this massage oil after practice and games. So I purchased some. My daughter enjoyed using it after track and I use it regularly to soothe my leg muscles after my 4-5 mile walks. It’s a must have.

A few weeks ago I fell asleep with my right arm behind my head. Ouch! My shoulder was not a happy camper and it hurt to even lift my arm. From sharing, I learned of a 5 oil blend that an oily friend of mine uses. I did not have 2 of the oils they used but I did have Peppermint, Copaiba and Panaway, which are included in the Premium Starter Kit.  So, I mixed these three oils with the Ortho-Ease, massaged my shoulder, did some quality stretches and my shoulder was back in business in no time. Before my oily life, I would have popped some Ibuprofen and hoped for the best. This time I didn’t use any Ibuprofen. As a matter of fact, since I discovered this gem of a blend, my Ibuprofen use is nearly nonexistent. Just saying.

 

 

April Books

Here I am on July 17 writing about the books I read in April. Lol oh well. It’s never too late to find a good book.

Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail by Erin Miller. It took me a few months to read this book. This is a personal account of a married couple who thru hiked the 2659mi Pacific Crest Trail 5 years ago. It was interesting but it was more like journal entries instead of actual chapters. When I started getting tired of it, I read other books and came back to it when I wanted an escape in my head.

Weekends at Bellevue by Julie Holland. This book is a true story and details the experience of the nine years Dr Julie Holland, a board-certified psychiatrist spent working in the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. If you are not medical and easily offended, don’t read this book. This is this woman’s personal EXPERIENCE. It is not to be judged or psychoanalyzed. I was extremely angered to read the very first review from 4 years ago listed on Goodreads and the several reviews that follow. The first review was written by a “psychology major and a human being”. All I can say is Bitch, don’t judge until you’ve walked in that person’s shoes.

I’m sorry but I have to stand on my soap box for a moment. I am a Board Certified Emergency Nurse with 13 years of Emergency Nursing under my belt. The general public has no idea of the experiences at work that we have on a daily basis that either harden our hearts, break our hearts or both. They have no idea how each one of us has experienced burn out at some point in our careers. Burnout that makes us feel like we are in an uncontrollable downward spiral as our own sanity circles the drain. Sure, burnout heals and can lay dormant for a spell until we have another experience that triggers it and then we pray that we don’t snap and circle the drain again. Burnout was one of the reasons I left the Emergency Room. The Emergency Room that I was able to refine my knowledge and skills as a registered nurse. The Emergency Room where my intuition came alive and I could tell someone was going bad by looking at them. The Emergency Room where I saw lives begin and end. The Emergency Room where I saw people bleed out and swallow their brains. The Emergency Room where I cleaned up more shit, piss, blood, snot and puke than I care to recall. The Emergency Room where I used to puke in the sink if the stench got to me too much. The Emergency Room where I was threatened with physical violence and sexually harassed on multiple occasions. The Emergency Room where hospital security frequently had to physically protect us when  there were dangerous patients that we had to sedate and restrain. The Emergency Room where I took care of murderers and rapists. The Emergency Room where I made lifelong friends. The Emergency Room that I shared weekends, holidays, and snowstorms with my ER family. The Emergency Room where we as staff shared each other’s triumphs and defeats. The Emergency Room that built a foundation for the rest of my career and gave me the confidence to try any other nursing afterwards. The Emergency Room that I was proud to work at. I remember shortly before I transferred out of the Emergency Room, one of the ER Attending Physicians said to me, “Nurses are lucky, they can leave when they want to and when they need to. Physicians have to stay.”

So I say, thank you Dr Julie Holland for sharing your experience.

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve. I started reading this book years ago and returned it to the library unfinished because I wasn’t feeling it. Shortly before I read this book in April, I’d read Anita Shreve’s latest book and decided to give it another go. This book is about the after effects of the death of a Pilot who perished in a plane crash. The Pilot’s wife uncovers his secret life. It was good.

How About Some Better Sleep?

Sleep is so important to our health. I, for one, am someone who needs adequate sleep to function. Some people can get away with not getting enough sleep, not me. One of my favorite things about being part of the Oily Community is the sharing that goes on. I saw this oil combination on a social media post and I’ve used it a few times now. I absolutely love it. Last night I used this oil combination in my Desert Mist Diffuser.

4 drops Lavender. 4 drops Vetiver. 

Lavender is used to support insomnia, nervous tension, emotional support and calming. You can diffuse it, you can put it on your body or you can put it in your bath. If you don’t know what Lavender smells like, lol walk into a spa.

Vetiver. This is a new favorite of mine. It has a real woodsy smell too. I totally dig it. This oil has multiple purposes but to support a good nights sleep it supports anxiety, depression, insomnia.

Sunday night I did not sleep well. Yesterday I was outside all day in the heat, I walked 5 miles and by the end of the day my body was ready to crumble. I slept a beautiful 10 hours with this Lavender/Vetiver combo last night and I am good to go!

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Health Benefits of Dewdrop Duo-Extended Offer until 11:59PM MST 7/20/18

Great news! Young Living has extended the Dewdrop Diffuser Duo offer until 7/20/18. To me, wellness means following the instructions your doctor gives you and and adding what nature provides to lead a healthy, balanced life. I’d like to discuss the health benefits that each product in this kit and give you a little food for thought.

  1. Peppermint Vitality
  2. Lemon Vitality
  3. Copaiba Vitality
  4. Thieves Vitality
  5. Digize Vitality
  6. Citrus Fresh
  7. Frankincense
  8. Raven
  9. Lavender
  10. Panaway
  11. Stress Away
  12. Tangerine
  13. Peppermint

Within these 13 oils listed, here are some of the supports to our bodies that they provide:

Are afraid you are going to get sick because your coworker is in the next cubicle is hacking up a lung and not washing their hands or covering their mouths? Immune system support and Respiratory Support.

Did you eat something you know your tummy isn’t going to like? Gastrointestinal Support.

Want to  take care of your muscles before and after exercise? Anti-Inflammatory and Muscle support.

Want to freshen up your home? Air Purification.

Want to get better sleep and feel more relaxed? Emotional Balance and Sleep Support.

Want to flavor your water or tea? Want to have a relaxing bath?

Also included: 10 Sample bottles and business cards, An AromaGlide roller fitment, 2 Ningxia Red samples, A Thieves Household Cleaner sample, a product guide, a recipe book and a wholesale membership to the finest quality essential oils.

Ok now let’s talk about Ningxia Red samples. These little packets are LOADED with all natural ingredients to help sustain energy and provide health and wellness support. If you listen to your body on a daily basis, it’s going to tell you what it needs.

Here’s how I use Ningxia Red. As you know, I am a preop nurse. I wake up 0415 to report to my 0600-1530 shift four days per week at the hospital. I never get enough sleep before work…..ever. On mornings where the night before I had something to attend outside of the house in the evening or I really really didn’t get enough sleep for whatever reason, when I wake up my body is screaming for extra nutrients. Insert Ningxia Red.

Thieves Household Cleaner. Do you ever spray your countertops or your bathroom with a product that contains bleach or some other horrible chemical and think, “what am I putting into my family’s bodies?” I cleaned my kitchen a week ago with this for the first time and I feel much better knowing that there are no toxins near the food my family and my dog eats.

As always, I am not here to sell you anything. I am here to guide you into a journey of wellness and healthy living. Click here to start your journey.

 

Young Living Dewdrop Duo Diffuser 7/14-7/16 Special

If you’ve been on the fence about joining Young Living, this is an incredible deal to consider, so think fast because supplies go quickly during these deals. I’ve always found in life that sometimes random and quick decisions are well worth your while.

In honor of their Live Your Passion Rally, Young Living has a promotion from 7/14/18-7/16/18 1159PM MDT. This deal is exclusively for NEW MEMBERS ONLY. That could be YOU! 

Included are:

2 Dewdrop Diffusers and 13 oils. (Note: The original Premium Dewdrop Diffuser Premium Starter Kit comes with one diffuser and 11 oils. If you are new to my blog, please refer to the post entitled, Getting to Know the Oils and Getting Started for more information on the oils in the Premium Starter Kit.

The 13 Oils Included:

  1. Peppermint Vitality
  2. Lemon Vitality
  3. Copaiba Vitality
  4. Thieves Vitality
  5. Digize Vitality
  6. Citrus Fresh
  7. Frankincense
  8. Raven
  9. Lavender
  10. Panaway
  11. Stress Away
  12. Tangerine
  13. Peppermint

Also included: 10 Sample bottles and business cards, An AromaGlide roller fitment, 2 Ningxia Red samples, A Thieves Household Cleaner sample, a product guide, a recipe book and a wholesale membership to the finest quality essential oils.

Why is this such a good deal? Because 1 Dewdrop Diffuser Premium Starter Kit costs 160.00 and an extra diffuser costs $63.75 wholesale and $83.88 retail!

Here’s something I learned rather quickly when I joined Young Living and received my Dewdrop Diffuser Premium Starter Kit. With my Essential Oils Pocket Reference in hand, I simply thought about which systems of my body needed the most support and went from there. I read the pocket manual, I read the Young Living blog, I read Facebook and Instagram posts and messaged my mentor constantly.

As always, I am not a salesman, I am a Registered Nurse who uses essential oils, loves them and feels the benefits they have on her own body and health. My goal is to share what I know and be your guide. I am here to be your Enroller/Sponsor and your mentor as you begin your journey into Young Living. If you choose to join today, simply click this link that will take you directly to the sign up page that has my Enroller/Sponsor number. After you enroll I call Young Living to get you a $25 credit to your account to use for future purchases AND I mail you for free, your very own Essential Oils Pocket Reference Seventh Edition. Please feel free to email me with any questions about oils or this special offer.

Easy Like Sunday Morning

When my kids were little we used to enjoy Sunday mornings with them in the kitchen. We’d have the Paul Harvey show on AM Radio 1360, my husband would cook a delicious breakfast and we’d eat, drink coffee, read, and enjoy our children. Back then we couldn’t even imagine what it would be like when they were older. Now the kids are young adults, a junior in college and a junior in high school and we don’t have as many of those Sunday mornings anymore. So when the kids are home on Sunday mornings and we can be lazy, one of my favorite things to do on Sunday mornings is to put the diffuser on in the kitchen.

Amongst the many benefits of essential oils, some of my favorites are the support of emotional wellness and stress relief they provide. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy precious family time than to insert aromatherapy into the picture. The first time I inserted aromatherapy into family time was Christmas dinner. I always host my parents and my mother in law. I diffused Christmas Spirit. It was a huge hit!

So let’s take about this combination in the picture. I have recently treated myself to the Desert Mist Diffuser. This thing functions as a humidifier, atomizer and aroma diffuser all by simply pressing a button. It can diffuse 5-6 hours on high mode, 8 hours on low mode or 10 hours on intermittent mode. In addition, it has 11 different light settings with colors! Personally, I love everything about this diffuser. The oils in the picture next to the diffuser are Peace and Calming II and Citrus Fresh. Peace and Calming II is a blend of 10 different essential oils. It supports calming the mind and providing a sense of well being. The other oil, Citrus Fresh, is a blend of six essential oils. It acts as an air purifier as well as provides support for anxiety, and helps to promote feelings of creativity and well being.

More about the oils themselves. I use Peace and Calming II a few days a week. Life is messy and I take what I can get to feel centered at all times.  Citrus Fresh is great for when you are cleaning your house and you want to top it off with a fresh scent in the room.

So many oils, so many uses. Keep reading. Happy Sunday.

 

 

 

Introverts in Business

I found this picture in a Facebook group that I belong to and I need to write about it because I am introvert and I’m trying to insert myself into the world of network marketing.

I am an introvert. That’s me. Don’t judge, it’s how I roll. I’ve been this way my entire life only when I was younger, I couldn’t grasp the concept. Life experiences and my career as a registered nurse have given me a true insight to who I am and what I want and inspire me to look within myself to process life.

I can extrovert myself to a certain extent each day and then I need to shut it down. I enjoy socializing outside of my house but at the end of it, I enjoy going home too. I prefer text and email communication. I have a select few people I choose to talk to on the telephone with. Everyone else, I’ll only call if I have something specific to say. I feel trapped when someone tries to keep me on the telephone or on a social outing when I’ve stated it’s time for me to retreat. Don’t be offended. It has nothing to do with you.

Realize what works for you maybe won’t work for me. Know that I observe people’s behaviors, facial expressions, body language and tone of voice when they are in my presence. I assess whether they are being genuine or fake to me. If your intentions towards me are not genuine, I will pick up on that. I can’t tolerate fake. Be careful how you ask me what I’m doing or what’s going on in my head because if your behavior, tone of voice, facial expressions or body language rub me the wrong way, I’m going to find this interaction intrusive and I will pull away.

So here I am trying to establish a Young Living Essential Oils Business for myself simply because I love their products. These products have benefited me and I want to educate and share. I’m having a difficult time though. It’s almost as if we can’t succeed in any network marketing business unless we flood social media with our posts. Pictures and videos. I refuse to put myself in a video. I can’t. That’s way too extroverted for me. I’m ok on Instagram but I don’t want to put these types of posts on Facebook. I feel like I’m bombarding people.

I joined a Facebook group for my business and one of the challenges today was to put post something about being an introvert in my Facebook status. I almost had an anxiety attack. I can’t even do that because I don’t want to share that about myself on Facebook. Those who know me well already know that about me.

I don’t want to come across as a salesman on social media. I’m not a salesman. I’m a Registered Nurse. I’ve chosen to become a Young Living Educator/Distributer because I love the products and I believe in using essential oils and products to support a healthy lifestyle. I use these products myself every day. Throughout my 29 year relationship with my husband, I’ve always joked that he swears by 3 name brands: Sony, Volkswagon and Apple. Well Young Living is a brand that I swear by and if you follow my posts you will see.

So these posts that I write about Young Living products are an act of educating and sharing. I have the ability to enroll and sponsor people who are interested in a Young Living membership. Feel free to inbox me jennycrn@comcast.net with questions. Along with that I can become a mentor in your essential oils journey.

Sunday Bliss

Yesterday I was feeling a little down. The sky was cloudy and gray. Blah. We got a late start to our day and I didn’t get as much done around the house as I wanted to. I was reading an emotionally draining book and I had housework to do. I slacked on some things I was trying to accomplish last week and annoyed with myself for it. My daughter was on her final day of an opportunity that posed itself as being beneficial to her but ended up having some negative aspects. Blah.

Today I woke up with the intention of setting positive vibes for myself for the week. The sky is a gorgeous clear blue and that was already a positive. As I was getting showered and dressed to go to eleven o’clock Mass, I decided to try enhance my spiritual experience in church with some essential oils and healing crystals.

In September, after a series of signs from the universe and at the encouragement of a new friend in the “Oily Community”, I joined the Young Living Essential Oil community. Essential oils have been used by many cultures around the world for centuries for healing the sick and spiritual use. As a nurse, I’m fascinated by the benefits that the essential oils provide for us. As time goes by I’m learning more and more about all the things these oils can be used for and pleased at their benefits to my health. More posts about essential oils in the future.

A few weeks ago, I saw something on social media that sparked my interest in healing crystals and stones and I purchased three healing stones. I have a Citrine stone to cultivate energy that is fertile for growth and abundance. I have a Hematite stone to help feel grounded and balanced. I have a Clear Quartz stone to bring clarity to the mind. Although I researched these particular stones before and after I purchased them to learn about their uses, I know I have much to learn and look forward to more.

So I put my healing stones in my pocket and I anointed my third eye with Frankincense oil, rubbed Envision oil behind my ears and neck, placed Joy oil on my feet (I don’t care for the smell of the Joy oil but I do love it’s effects) and out the door I went to the eleven o’clock Contemporary Mass at my church.

I sat in the front pew on the right side of the church because that’s the side where the Youth Band is placed when they play in mass once a month. My daughter is a member of our parish youth band and today they were playing. The church was not yet full, the youth band was setting up and I decided that moment was a perfect time to meditate with my crystals. While I repeated the affirmations I’d designated for the stones, I pictured myself, surrounded in Christ’s white light of love and protection and focused my eyes on Jesus on the cross on the alter. I held each stone in my right hand and rolled it around so all of my fingers could feel it as I went through the ritual.

As the youth band began to play and the Mass was underway felt so grateful and so much at peace. I was completely present and in a state of spiritual bliss as I listened intently to each reading, the gospel, the homily and sang along with the uplifting contemporary music that youth band was playing. In the background I could hear the gentle and refined notes my daughter was playing on her trumpet. She’s always careful not to play too loud, I think she plays perfectly.

Mass ended and we were told to go in peace to serve the Lord. I left the church with a heart filled with joy and I realized that between today’s use of oils and crystals during an uplifting mass, I once again feel centered, balanced and courageous to serve the Lord and endure what challenges life throws my way.

 

Nurses and the Bigger Picture

Yesterday, as I was finishing prepping my patient for surgery, he looked at me and asked, “Have you ever had those days when something set you off early in the morning and it threw you off for the day”. I smiled, snickered and replied, “All the time”.  He told me that a night shift staff member had come into his room in the wee hours of the morning to do a quick procedure, one that he does for himself at home. He said the staff member really hurt him and that when he told her so and tried to explain to her how he does it at home so it doesn’t hurt but she was insensitive about it and didn’t want to listen to him. He went on to tell me that when he was filling out his menu order for yesterday, he ordered blueberry pancakes for yesterday’s breakfast. He knew he wouldn’t be able to eat breakfast because he was going in for surgery but said he’d look forward to warming up the blueberry pancakes when he returned to his room after surgery. He said while he was in the bathroom, a member of the kitchen staff came and took his tray, uneaten without waiting for him to come out of the bathroom to ask if he wanted to save the tray for later. He expressed to me how disappointed he was that he wasn’t going to get those blueberry pancakes. He also described to me on another occasion, during a treatment, he had to repeatedly remind a member of his health care team multiple times to be careful with a tube that was in his body.

This patient was an admitted inpatient that had come to my unit to be prepped for surgery. I’d taken care of him several times recently as he had developed a problem that required multiple surgical procedures. He always opened up to me about different aspects of his life. I liked him and I knew he’d been through a lot recently. Today, I could see it in his eyes. He was down in the dump and my heart ached for him.

Many things went through my mind as I listened to this man. First, my heart was filled with gratitude that he chose me to vent his frustrations to. To me it meant we had made a connection somewhere in the care I provided for him. From that point, I was determined to help him as best I could in this situation.

I thought about my own experience as an inpatient in the hospital and similar things that bothered me about that hospital stay. My son was born six weeks prematurely via emergency c-section because I was critically ill. Things happened quickly to deliver my son and it saved our lives. I remembered that my husband told me he could hear me screaming “Ouch you mother fuckers” from where he was standing in the hallway outside the operating room when they rammed the epidural needle in my back without numbing my skin or giving me any warning. I remembered throwing a terrible terrible phlebotomist out of my room in the middle of the night because his skills sucked and he was too rough with me. The morning after my son was born, residents coming into my room and ripping my bandage off my c-section incision, and then rolling me over, ripped the epidural bandage off and removed the epidural.

On that same day, my sickest day, I had a nurse that was a bitch from hell. There were many instances that day where she clearly lacked compassion when I needed it the most. I was sick and afraid. I was on a stretcher for 36 hours in a holding area outside of the operating room in case they had to wheel me back in to do an emergency hysterectomy. I couldn’t figure out what was more uncomfortable, my c-section incision or my neck and back from that stretcher. I tried so hard to keep my mind focused because the medication they were giving me made me feel so foggy. I can still see the look of disgust on the night nurse’s face when she relieved bitch from hell nurse and saw that I was still on the stretcher coming up on 36 hours postpartum. She put me on an egg crate mattress and in a bed and I slept six hours. It was the best sleep I’d had in days and that egg crate mattress act of kindness that will never be forgotten.

I was an RN for four years when my son was born so I understood everything that they were doing but that doesn’t matter when you are 28 with a premature newborn and both of your lives had been in danger. I had such a textbook case of Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, that every resident and student nurse wanted to get their hands on me. I felt like a slab of meat in a butcher shop. I knew exactly where my patient was coming from. That egg crate mattress for me was like the blueberry pancakes he was looking forward to.

I told my patient briefly about my experience with my son’s birth but more about a lecture we had in nursing school that I never forgot. My instructor was trying to teach us about giving patients a little bit of control of their care while in the hospital and making sure we remember to do the little things that are so appreciated. She expressed the importance as a psychological aspect of care and always advised us to look at “the bigger picture” when providing patient care. She shared with us that once she had a spider bite, developed cellulitis and had to be admitted to the hospital. She said the moment she put the hospital gown on, she flipped out because she knew she was relinquishing control of her body to the health care providers at the hospital and that was difficult for her.

I never forgot that lecture and after I returned from maternity leave I made sure that my care reflected remembering to give them some form of control over their care and to do the little things for my patients that made them human. Every patient deserves that. As for my patient yesterday, I gave him some suggestions as to how he can verbalize his needs for his care. After he was taken into surgery I called the nurse that was taking care of him on the floor. I filled her in on some of his frustrations, a little background information on him, enlightened her on his “bigger picture”  and encouraged her to give him a little more TLC. I hope she listened.

The moral to this story is, don’t forget to look at the bigger picture. We get so tied up with completing tasks because we are busy and many times in a time crunch, we overlook the simplest things that would put a smile on someone’s face, make their day just a little better and their situation just a little more tolerable.