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October 4, 2018

This is a scary post for me.   It's vulnerable.  But I know I'm not alone.   I just know it.   We all wear a mask...we walk in to church, stores, parties and say, "I'm great", and inside we are hurting.   Here's the conflict for me:    I'm a Health &  Wellness Advocate and a Christian, I should have this all together.   (Long pause)   Then why don't I?

It's been a real struggle for a very long time.   Some say, "It's your nature".   Or, I've said, "It's my personality".   Is it?   I do all the right things to keep it at bay:  there's prayer, worship, exercise (lots of it), talking with friends, and, well,...

July 30, 2018

My youngest grandchild, Finny, is putting all the pieces together to walk.  So his mom sent me a video and I had an "aha" moment.  

This isn't the first time he's tried to walk.  It's been going on for months.  The beginning involved him trusting  the person catching him and moving beyond his fear of  instability.   Those of us in the "crowd" cheered and clapped and encouraged.  He persevered for quite some time, and  after numerous tries, he resorted back to crawling.

Although walking is hard and exhausting, Finny didn't say, "I'm never doing that again".  Nope!  He put up with all the adults in his life leaning him on couches and encouragi...

July 25, 2018

"Storms make trees take deeper roots!"  (Dolly Parton).  I heard this quote today, and I have not been able to let it go.  It creates  a positive spin on those negative life lessons we all encounter.   

I had a dream, as a kid, to be a professional athlete.  I absolutely loved sports.  I especially loved softball.  Not only did I like it, but I excelled at it.  Oh, it wasn't always that way.  When I played with my siblings and kids in the neighborhood, whoever got 'stuck' with me went by this rule: "Her runs count, but her outs don't".  I don't think they were trying to be mean to me, but it sure did get under my skin and propel me to excellence....

February 8, 2018

I never sold anything in my life.  I never wanted to sell anything in my life.  So why did I land in Network Marketing with doTERRA.  After all, isn't it just a pyramid scheme?

I'm similar to a lot of  women my age:  I've raised  kids, I have a good education, I've worked myself up through corporate America and I've even done a few entrepreneurial ventures.  I've also spread myself very thin.  I raised those  kids on my own for 8 years, I worked 3 jobs at one time, I was an adult youth leader at my church, I served on the volunteer committee for my son's gymnastic team, I coached my daughters softball team, and I worked way too many hours at my job to make sure I demonstrated the...

February 1, 2018

"Granny, why haven't you given me my focus oils"?  Even "I" forget to apply oils at times.

Rylie, my 5 year old granddaughter, was forever going to the doctors because of her horrible skin condition.  Niki, my daughter, heard everything under the sun:  "It's nothing.  It's eczema.  It's allergies".   Well, you get the picture?

Those frustrating doctor visits in which you  drive home  with more questions than answers.  Thousands of dollars in office visits, tests and lotions, all resulting in her condition failing to improve.

There was a point Niki and her husband, Orlando,  even thought  the "Essential Oils" were the culprit.  But, as time went on...

January 27, 2018

You know, I never thought I’d hear myself say, “I’m grateful for what cancer gave me”.   Don’t get me wrong…I don’t wish cancer on anyone.  And, given the choice, I’m quite sure I’d take a pass on that part of my life.   But, since it happened, and, since I had to go through it, I choose to embrace everything I learned from it.

They came from everywhere.  Calls, notes, cards, gifts, meals, visits…..   I was so overwhelmed.   Friends I had decades ago embraced me and encouraged me.  Once a week I’d receive a special mysterious gift,  and the card would say, “Love, Angels in the Outfield”.   I had no idea who these gifts were from.    It went on for weeks.   Then one...

January 21, 2018

I have found most things I do in life become a “race”.  Some of these are 5K’s, and enjoyable,.  Some are much longer  and, often, quite painful.

I remember Glen and my race to be “debt free”.  We used Dave Ramsey’s System.  Some of that journey was horribly painful:  financial sacrifices, disagreements on what we could and could not spend and the finish line feeling continents away.   But I also remember that day we paid off our first debt.  It was exhilarating.   Closing out that one debt made crossing the finish line seem possible. Even though we couldn’t see the end, we knew it was within our reach.

Glen started running with me about 18 month...

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