May Newsletter

May Newsletter

 

Happy May! 

Wow - I can’t believe we are already 5 months into the new year! Summer will be here before we know it. But for now we get to celebrate all the beautiful mothers in our lives with Mother’s Day happening in just a few days! 

 

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” ~ Cardinal Mermillod 

 

I am going to give you some great recipes to help you make Mother’s Day ~ and the gorgeous spring season ~ the best it can be! Let’s start things off with some garden-inspired diffuser blends! 

 

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You’ll hear all about… 

  • Important Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Featured Products
  • Monthly YL Promos

 

Important Announcements

Young Living has some exciting changes coming to the US this year, let’s take a look at what you can expect to see… 

  • New YL terms like Customer & Brand Partner
  • Improved website & shopping experience 
  • Updated enrollment process 
  • Refreshed Loyalty Rewards program
  • Flexible subscription options
  • Improved compensation plan

For all the details, check out this easy-to-read-through link: https://sway.office.com/MUl263pX9Xx7cfu3?ref=Link 

 

Special Mother's Day Offers

Celebrate Mother Nature and the nurturers you cherish most with these special offers. These value-packed bundles - with the addition of two gorgeous handcrafted diffusers at 25% off - make it easy to share your love of Young Living!

These limited-time Mother’s Day offers are available from May 1 at 12 midnight, MT, until May 31 at 11:59 p.m., MT, while supplies last. Use these bundles and this unique diffuser sale to enroll new members, send a gift to a loved one, or treat yourself to Mother Nature-approved premium products.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

During the Discover YL event, you’ll learn the roots of Young Living’s Seed to Seal® story and unearth the difference quality products make. You’ll take a virtual tour of the Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery in Guayaquil, Ecuador; hear from inspiring speakers; and attend clean-living workshops to help you on your journey. Join us Saturday, May 22, from 9–11 a.m., MT, for an event about cultivating a clean lifestyle with the power of pure essential oils. For more details and to register for this event, go HERE:

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/company/events/education-events/on-the-grow

 

 

Have you registered for our Virtual International Grand Convention yet? You need to by June 1, 2021. Don’t wait! 

 

Although restrictions once again prevent us from gathering in person, YL’s far-reaching global platform makes it possible to connect with hundreds of thousands for our second official VIGC taking place June 16–19, 2021. For more info and to register, go HERE: 

https://web.cvent.com/event/e2933d75-2e21-4372-a054-0e71831e573d/summary


Featured Recipes

It’s about that time of year where we spend more and more time outside - tending to gardens, visiting with friends, or just relaxing in the sun. Make sure you utilize your oils this season and whip up some easy recipes like these! 

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Featured Products

Did you know you can support both your human family as well as your beloved pet family with Young Living essential oils? There are several Young Living oils and products your pets can use. There’s actually an entire line of products dedicated to them! Let’s take a look… 

 

  • Mendwell - soothes and moisturizes sensitive, distressed skin; aids in healing minor scrapes and scratches and has a pleasingly natural, earthy aroma.
  • Infect Away - helps clean wounds and soothes irritation; supports your pets with the beneficial properties of Myrrh and Dorado Azul essential oils.
  • PuriClean - helps cleanse minor scrapes and scratches; comforts irritations; features the skin-improvement properties of Patchouli and Mountain Savory.
  • ParaGize - contains a relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to your pet’s abdomen; helps release feelings of discomfort with its comforting aroma
  • T-Away - helps alleviate pets’ nervousness and supports feelings of comfort; can be applied topically or diffused to promote a balanced environment for your pets during times of tension.
  • Animal Scents Ointment - a rich, intensely hydrating salve that seals moisture into skin, replenishes skin’s moisture barrier, and absorbs smoothly; made with naturally derived ingredients
  • Animal Scents Shampoo - plant-based, deodorizing shampoo that gently cleans, moisturizes, conditions, and softens without stripping natural skin and coat oils; it also soothes dry, irritated, itchy, or rough skin and balances skin pH.

 

Monthly Young Living Promos

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 400 PV! 



 *Receive the Loyalty Rewards Exclusives when your order is placed through the monthly subscription program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!

 

BONUS RECIPES



March Newsletter 2021

March Newsletter 2021

HAPPY MARCH! 

Can you feel it? Spring is coming!! It’s the season of new beginnings, fresh starts, and the emergence of life all around us. Oh how it does the spirit good! Pull out all your “happy” oils and use them daily. Diffuse them first thing in the morning, apply them to your heart’s content, and infuse them into your drinks and dishes. Make it a point to couple those oils with a few positive affirmations to kick off spring in the best way possible. Try these & let me know how they help! 

 

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Star or flag this message so you can refer back to it all month long! 

You’ll hear all about… 

  • Important Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Featured Products
  • Monthly YL Promos

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Beginning March 1, the Haven Diffuse will be a permanent product! And for a limited-time the Haven Starter Bundle, which includes the clean and classy Haven Diffuser, four fresh essential oil favorites, and two bonus glass dropper bottles, will be available for new YL enrollees.

YL is also introducing a couple new kits to help with extra digestive support or to keep things running smoothly. Get the details on these new kits here.

Click here to learn more!


Young Living Convention 2021

If you haven't heard yet, the Young Living Convention is happening virtually June 16-19, 2021. Challenges posed by COVID-19 continue to complicate YL's ability to offer an in-person experience for their events. Due to restrictions such as aggressive gathering limitations at the Salt Palace Convention Center, global travel restrictions, testing requirements, and post-travel quarantine requirements, they have decided to offer an entirely virtual convention for 2021.

Attendees will get exclusive access to purchase any convention-only products, as well as early access to newly launched products. Plus, all attendees who make convention orders will receive a special gift** as a heartfelt thank you for your flexibility and resilience during this unusually challenging time. Because the 2021 VIGC will take place virtually, there’s no registration limit! Register today through March 11th and you’ll receive the early-bird pricing of $49! Go here to register: www.YoungLiving.com/2021Convention. Stay tuned for more convention details!

**All registration fees include a gift that will be included in your first convention order. You must place an order to receive the registration gift. Gift details will be announced at a later date.



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UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

 

Young Living Foundation Virtual 5K

The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation’s annual Run for a Cause 5K is going virtual again! This year, you will have the opportunity to represent the Foundation by running in your own community as part of the fun of the Virtual International Grand Convention. Run the superhero-themed 5K solo, with your family, or with other Young Living members in your area, all while supporting the Young Living Foundation. This year, anyone, regardless of Young Living membership or convention registration, can sign up to participate. Go HERE for more details! 

http://www.cvent.com/events/2021-young-living-foundation-virtual-5k/event-summary-ee2c2c1e78814f41ba0b2bfc3b24b851.aspx

 





FEATURED RECIPES

Grab all your green oils and whip up some of these St. Patrick’s Day recipes! Better yet - share them with your friends! 

 

FEATURED PRODUCT

MultiGreens

Don't go a day without your MultiGreens... and here's why:

MultiGreens is a nutritious chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems. It is made with spirulina, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, bee pollen, eleuthero, Pacific kelp, and Young Living essential oils (Rosemary, Lemon, Lemongrass, & Melissa). It’s a natural, sustainable source of energy and choline thanks to the bioactive sea vegetables within.  

  • Spirulina is a source of chlorophyll, a magnesium-rich pigment that has been linked to support healthy energy levels and metabolism.
  • Barley grass juice concentrate is an antioxidant that is rich in minerals.
  • Bee pollen is high in protein and low in fat and sodium. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and B vitamins.
  • Eleuthero root, also known as Siberian Ginseng Root, enhances physical and mental vitality and endurance.
  • Kelp contains iodine that is needed for a healthy thyroid. (Think hormone support!)

Grab your greens & take them every day!! 

 

MONTHLY YOUNG LIVING PROMOS

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 400 PV! 

 *Receive the Essential Rewards Exclusives when your order is placed through the monthly subscription program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know!

 

BONUS PROMO RECIPE CARDS




 


February Newsletter 2021

 

 

Happy February! 

It’s the month of love… so let’s talk all things romance! I’ll share some recipes you are sure to love so stay tuned. First up - diffuser recipes. Get that mood elevated with these sultry blends... 

 

 

Star or flag this message so you can refer back to it all month long! 

You’ll hear all about… 

  • Important Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Featured Products
  • Monthly YL Promos

 

Important Announcements

After updating several features on the new shopping platform, Young Living has identified a few last items that need to be resolved before transitioning everyone to the new platform. Because of this, Diamonds will transition in February and the remaining ranks will transition later in the first quarter. Thank you for your patience! If you’d like to read more on this, log into your Virtual Office and click on Member News.

 

 

NEW VITALITY™ DROPS + ENERGY

A healthier year starts with a healthier you. Make hitting your hydration goals taste delicious with Young Living’s new YL Vitality™ Drops +Energy. Available in two vibrant varieties and packed with 20 milligrams of naturally derived caffeine, these drops offer refreshing, pick-me-up flavor. The caffeine content comes from Guarana Vida™, a YL-exclusive caffeine blend of Brazilian guarana seed extract and green tea. 

 

Spread the word and don’t forget that starting February 1st, these new drops can be added to your monthly subscription box! 

 

If you haven't heard yet, the Young Living Convention is happening virtually June 16-19, 2021. Challenges posed by COVID-19 continue to complicate YL's ability to offer an in-person experience for their events. Due to restrictions such as aggressive gathering limitations at the Salt Palace Convention Center, global travel restrictions, testing requirements, and post-travel quarantine requirements, they have decided to offer an entirely virtual convention for 2021.

 

Attendees will get exclusive access to purchase any convention-only products, as well as early access to newly launched products. Plus, all attendees who make convention orders will receive a special gift** as a heartfelt thank you for your flexibility and resilience during this unusually challenging time. Because the 2021 VIGC will take place virtually, there’s no registration limit! Register today through March 11th and you’ll receive the early-bird pricing of $49! Go here to register: www.YoungLiving.com/2021Convention. Stay tuned for more convention details!

 

**All registration fees include a gift that will be included in your first convention order. You must place an order to receive the registration gift. Gift details will be announced at a later date.



UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

Click on the following links to learn more!



Featured Recipe

Check out this delicious cookie recipe from the Young Living blog! 

Oil-Infused All-Heart Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups organic evaporated cane juice crystals
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-3 drops Vitality oil of choice (Orange, Lime, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, etc.)
  • 3 cups sifted Einkorn Flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 heart-shaped cookie cutter

 

Cream the butter and cane juice crystals together until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and essential oil. Beat well. Sift together the Einkorn Flour and baking powder. Add to the creamed mixture. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix well. Cover and chill for 1–2 hours. Grease baking sheet and preheat oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Roll dough 1/4-inch thick and cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 6–8 minutes. Enjoy!

 

Source: https://www.youngliving.com/blog/share-the-love-this-valentines-day-with-oil-infused-all-heart-cookies/ 

 

Featured Product

Let’s take a look at one of Young Living’s ready-massage oils - Ortho Ease! This massage oil is a calming blend of vegetable oils and essential oils that soothes and cools. It’s perfect for people that work out, use their muscles daily, athletes, or those that need just a little extra muscle love. It’s actually amazing in the bedroom as well! Wink wink. Let’s take a look at the essential oils that make it so magical; there are quite a few. 

  • Wintergreen: increases awareness in all levels of the sensory system
  • Peppermint: creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin
  • Juniper: helps cleanse the body; promotes excretion of toxins
  • Eucalyptus Globulus: contains a high percentage of eucalyptol 
  • Lemongrass: enhances massage after activity; encourages healthy circulation
  • Marjoram: contains muscle and joint-soothing properties
  • Thyme: key essential oil in the Raindrop Massage Technique 
  • Eucalyptus Radiata: invigorating & soothing; component of the Thieves blend 
  • Vetiver: creates a peaceful, comfortable environment 

 

Wow - what a group of essential oils! These are just some of the incredible properties these essential oils contain. Make sure you’re doing your research and looking up these oils further. You’ll be amazed! 

 

Want to learn more about Young Living’s Massage Essentials? Shoot me a message and I’ll hook you up with an easy-to-scroll-through link with all the info. 

 

Monthly Young Living Promos

When your order hits one of these PV levels you will receive the corresponding products for FREE! Look at everything you get for free when you hit 300 PV! Receive the Essential Rewards Exclusives when your order is placed through the monthly subscription program, which is the best way to save money and support your health. If you need more details on this, let me know! 


 

BONUS PROMO RECIPE CARDS

 

All the best, 




Challenge Motherhood

Challenge Motherhood

How do you challenge motherhood?

Do you feel stuck in a rut? Tired of the constant repetition of cooking, cleaning, laundry, chasing the kids, wiping butts, bathing the kids, running errands with the kids, and the never ending and daunting tasks on your ‘To Do’ list? Feeling overwhelmed and moody? This, as it seems, is motherhood.

When did motherhood become such a chore? Why is there a struggle to create a happy and healthy home for your family and when did the squeals of laughter and soft pitter patter of feet on the floor begin to annoy and frustrate you?  Are you ready to be light hearted again? To dance and sing and laugh naturally? Want to genuinely smile and love life again?
I challenge you to ‘Challenge Motherhood’. Find out who you have become and how you can improve. Think about what you want to revamp – your mood, mindset, energy? There is always something to learn and something to cultivate. Motherhood lends to a life set on replay, if allowed. But take the time to set goals and create challenges for specific things in your life, and you’ll find that you can break up the monotony. You can learn and grow and have fun again.


Finding Joy

I recently decided that I needed an attitude adjustment. Life has been hard and it became difficult for me to find joy in the little things because I was always so stressed about what wasn’t getting done. I wasn’t able to truly laugh and have fun with my family because I allowed my mind to wander to more stressful things.
I’m training for a 5k road race in November. On my training runs, I’m able to clear my head. After each run, I feel a sense of joy and accomplishment because I’m one step closer to my goal. It makes me a happier person when I set realistic expectations of myself and make a little bit of progress day by day. This is why I create my ‘To Do’ lists, however, I tend to stare at those lists and obsess over crossing out each item. Whatever doesn’t get crossed out gets put on the list for the next day until I, hopefully, can accomplish it and cross it out. It brings me great joy to put a line through my daily chore. Except, lately, my ‘To Do’ list hasn’t been bringing me joy.


Challenge Accepted

Challenge Motherhood. Because motherhood is so much more than cooking and cleaning and playing chauffeur. Motherhood is laughter and love. It’s the season to make memories to treasure for a lifetime. Motherhood is inspiring awe and wonder and cherishing the little things.

  1. Take the time today and every day to recognize that you are enough. You are not defined by your ‘To Do’ list or how clean your house is. The kids won’t always make those messes and the clothes will always need to be washed.
  2. Now is the time to step outside and explore with the kids. Learn something new about them and in return, you’ll learn something new about yourself.
  3. Schedule time in your day to dance. Dancing and singing allows you to express yourself. Have a dance party with the kids before breakfast or when you start to feel stressed.

Share with others how you Challenge Motherhood. Keep yourself accountable by adding your goals and new habits into your daily planner. Share on social media using #challengemotherhood to inspire other mothers.


Pregnancy loss. Our story.

Pregnancy loss. Our story.

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I wrote my story as part of my healing process and thought I would share it with the hope that it will help someone else during their grieving process. I wrote this about 2 weeks after my loss. This is our story.

 

It’s hard. I cry everyday. Although now I feel like I can move forward and begin the healing process. Losing a loved one is hard, but losing a child seems to be the hardest. This isn’t my first, I experienced a miscarriage at 13 weeks gestation with my third pregnancy. This, was my fifth pregnancy. I heard the heart beat loud and strong several times. We were so excited to see our family growing again, and I was already making sure things were in order for our postpartum experience. But at 19 weeks, the ultrasound showed no movement and no fluttering heartbeat. 


I think I was numb at first. And it felt like I was expecting to hear this awful news. I guess I really was, or I should say that I wasn’t surprised. I had an ominous feeling walking into the ultrasound that day – I actually felt it for a few weeks. (It’s the same intuitive feeling I had when I miscarried my third pregnancy, and the same feeling I had before my son was diagnosed with hydrocephalus). So I whispered several prayers that morning – for peace, comfort, guidance, and as always, for a healthy baby and good news. My prayers were answered in a way. It definitely wasn’t the answer that I wanted. I wanted a living baby to hold, to smell, to snuggle, to kiss, to mother. But I do have peace and comfort knowing that this baby was loved dearly by many already, and whatever the cause, at least the babe was safe in my womb, never to experience heart ache, pain, or suffering – only love.

I made the heart wrenching phone call to my husband. I could barely form the words as tears streamed down my face. I’m so lucky to have him as my partner in life. He’s weathered many storms with me and is always unwavering, stoic and calm. He came home early from work to grieve with the kids and I. Explaining this to them has not been easy. We’re open with them about life and death and we have a firm foundation in Jesus, Christ, which has made these transitions easier it seems. My 7 year old understood and accepted it. She and I wept for several minutes as she embraced me so tightly. She’s such a trooper. But, how do you explain this to a five year old boy who continues to ask to kiss and talk to the baby and was so hopeful for a baby brother? We did our best. It wasn’t until after I birthed the baby that he truly understood though. Our youngest didn’t quite understand that I was pregnant, so its been an easy transition for her.

I had to wait a week. It was such an emotional week, filled with anxiety and uncertainty. The risk of infection increases as each day passes and there is a greater risk for hemorrhage at this late stage of miscarriage. I didn’t know what to expect or where to go. I choose to birth out of hospital under the care and guidance of a licensed midwife. My birth team was extremely helpful during this time, however, this was out of their scope of practice. So I called around to a few local OB providers, my midwives and their staff called around too and we couldn’t get the answers and help we were needing. Everyone simply recommended that I head to the ER once I experienced abdominal pain or bleeding. So, I waited. I was told that at 20 weeks I could walk into the hospital Obstetrics Emergency Care Center for help, regardless of pain or bleeding. It just so happened that at the 20 week mark, I began experiencing light cramping as well as a slightly elevated temperature (which turned out to be of no concern, I was probably overheated from the afternoon sun and just a little paranoid about infection, because my temperature was normal at the hospital).

After dropping our three kids off at a very dear friends house, my husband and I headed to the hospital on a Thursday evening, still not fully knowing what to expect. The doctor and nurse gave me two choices, to stay and get induced that night, or leave and come back another day – either way, I would be birthing the baby. My anxiety immediately deflated and my pride beamed. The first thing I thought was ‘I know labor and birth. I can do that. That’s no big deal.’ But then the doctor started talking about induction with meds and the various pain medicine that they can give me, and my anxiety returned, tears streamed down my face. I tried to explain to them that I have no fear about an unmedicated birth, but medical intervention scares me. I started thinking about all of the herbal and homeopathic remedies that could help promote induction and thought about going home to start those and coming back another day. But then, if I ended up needed medical intervention, how would they effect each other? I took a deep breath, prayed silently, and looked at my husband. After a few minutes of discussion, we decided to stay for induction. The doctor and nurse explained what could happen – so that I felt better prepared and aware of what my body would experience, both emotional and physical.

I was able to sleep for the 5 hours after the Cervidil was placed. And I awoke to the nurse coming to check on me around 6am. I was only experiencing mild cramping. Luckily, that’s all I ever felt during this labor and there were no complications. I birthed my baby, en caul, at 7:30am on Friday, September 1, 2017. It was silent and quick. We were unable to determine the sex at this stage of development, although I’m pretty sure the baby was a boy. We decided on the name Kyrie Conrad Sexton. Kyrie is greek and means ‘Lord, have mercy’ and Conrad is my maiden name which means ‘brave counsel.’

My husband had to leave to get our other three kids, so I was able to spend some quiet time alone, just me, God, and my baby. I saw how intricately developed he already was. Everything was formed just perfectly. Psalms 139 was on my heart “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”  And I wept.

I feel at peace. I have closure. I am healing. There will always be a place in my heart for both of my heavenly babies. I will always remember them.

Motherhood is raw and real. There are so many ups and downs on this journey. It’s important to me to be present, optimistic, and accepting. Right now I’m mourning. And it’s okay. I’ll stay here as long as I need to. I’m trying to be optimistic, but it’s hard. I already had so many hopes and dreams for this little one and our family. I have no choice but to accept this and continue to be present for my husband and children who need me and love me unconditionally. God is on my side and walking with me every step of the way. I don’t have to bear the weight of this alone, and that is comforting. I know others are supporting us and we all mourn together.


 
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