Monday, November 24, 2014

November YL Essential Oils - Anxiety, Stress, Emotions

Every week I get an email from Paul Wesselmann, The Ripples Guy, with what he calls a pebble, boulder, and ponder. The pebble from his most recent email (Ripples #809: Gratitudinous) is as follows: Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors ~ Richelle E. Goodrich. If you don't already know about Paul you can read more on him here > The Ripples Guy, practical inspiration on a weekly basis.

As we head into Thanksgiving week Brett and I have a number of plans. However we still stop to think of others when we can. We know we are blessed with a roof over our heads, food, and warm beds to sleep in; we also know others are not as fortunate. One of my co-workers, Jessie, has made me aware of the group called Friends of the State Street Family. This group works to give help and hope to the homeless here in Madison. Jessie is an amazing person endlessly seeks ways to help others! Jessie is leading the group serving food the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Though I can't be there to assist, I can donate to the cause and will be by making a huge pan of stuffing. Jessie works at Dane County Credit Unions VA Hospital branch here in Madison, a hospital that my family and others use from time to time. For more information on the Friends of the State Street family and how you can help click here >
Friends of the State Street Family. For more information on how to give to the Madison VA Hospital click here > William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital - Giving.
Items of Note:
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  • In December I'll be placing my order the evening of Wednesday, December 3
  • My December email/blog will be on essential oils as digestive aids
  • New business email: (look for oils emails from this email address starting in January 2015)
  • I'm not a doctor and neither I nor the oils make miracles, the oils work differently for everyone
  • Essential Oils Safety Information (from Young Living)
Aids for Anxiety/Emotions:
Peace & Calming is a blend of five essential oils to promote relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being. This oil can also help to dampen tensions and uplift spirits, calm overactive children, and work to reduce depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia.
RutaVaLa is a blend of three essential oils to promote the relaxation of the body and mind. It relieves stressed nerves and revitalizes passion,
Stress Away is a blend of six essential oils to bring the feeling of peace and tranquility to children and adults by relieving daily stress and nervous tension.
Chamomile (Roman) has calming, relaxing properties. This oil helps to minimize anxiety, ADHD, depression and insomnia.
Cedarwood is also known for it's calming, relaxing properties. The fragrance stimulates the limbic (emotional) center of the brain and pineal gland which releases melatonin,

Young Living Essentials:
  • Check out the brand new 2015 Product Guide (online) today and get a free copy* from me ($2 value) with each order placed in November or December! *1 per person, available in December. Click Here > 2015 YL Product Catalog
  • Spot light oil of the month Melaleuca Alternifolia. We are excited to add it to our Everyday Oils lineup this month! A little info about this time-honored essential oil and how to use it: commonly called tea tree oil, it is a fresh-smelling oil that can be found in a wide spectrum of skin care and spa products. Melaleuca Alternifolia can comfort and beautify the appearance of skin.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Twas the week before Thanksgiving

Where has this year gone? Thanksgiving is next week and we've got most of our plans set for that and busy nights (the usual) leading up and following the holiday.

I've been borrowing lots of books from the library, and paging though them as possible (they're not novels). My favorites so far are It's All Good and The New Irish Table! I LOVE that I was able to borrow both of these books from the library, both are pricey to invest in and I love to be able to preview books such as these before spending funds on them. Love Love Love.

We've had an interesting couple weeks around here, starting back around November 7th we discovered that our drain in the basement was backing up things that one doesn't want backing up... ever. We got a handle on that or so we thought (more later).

November 14 our fur baby, Baxter, went in for a tooth cleaning they knock you out for at the vet. Mid-morning the vet called and said that they found a pocket above Baxter's large upper molar. Oh goodness, thank you to Brett for being available as I was in a meeting. If we chose to leave the molar in the pocket could get food stuck in it, leading to potential infections and pain for the buddy down the road. We made the choice to have the tooth pulled. This led to soft foods for 2-4 days (this doesn't always agree with border collie tummies), Baxter did so well taking his antibiotics and pain medicines until day 4. That's when the vomiting started, cease medicines and we're working on a chicken and rice diet until his tummy settles and we get him back on track again. We're just so glad that we're able to take care of him the way that he needs. I'm very thankful for our Little Green machine, this was a wedding gift from our bridesmaids that I consider a lifetime investment.

November 16 we discovered that the basement drain had backed up again. (Hand on forehead) Enter D&L Drain Services (Stoughton WI)! They arrived within an hour and a half of our call (on a Sunday!!) and had things back in working order within the hour, just in time for Sara's Tastefully Simple party at our house. Picture Lora scrubbing the basement concrete floor with Thieves Household Cleaner from Young Living Essential Oils (and some bleach, old habits die hard)! That floor has never looked so good!!

With the already frigid temps well below 20 degrees here in Wisconsin, we're not sure what the winter is going to look like. Rumor has it the winter will be worse this year than last (dislike). Friday, November 21 we had freezing rains overnight followed by heavy patches of fog off and on Saturday. Brenda and I are thankful that our men we're able to get up on the roof tops and put up the icicle lights. Now that they have that done, ironically the temperature outside is now near 50 degrees!

I got to spend and surprise my mom with a birthday dinner complete with her favorite dessert pecan pie (thank you Lane's Bakery). We did have plans to go to the Madison Women's Expo but her knee was hurting so we kept it local and supported the Stoughton small businesses by doing some more Christmas shopping, enjoying Saturday soup lunch at Maerz's, and hanging out at our house to work on documents for Mom's business, she's been at the massage business for over 5 years now and she's awesome!!!