If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love Young Living essential oils. Like anything health related, new studies come up, or you may find something that works better for you.

This has been the case with my husband and Young Living’s Dorado Azul.

My husband has severe allergies and asthma. He keeps an inhaler with him at all times and has used Advair in the past to control his asthma attacks.

Shortly after being introduced to the oils and receiving my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, my husband woke up one morning with a major attack. He was coughing so hard, his face was turning purple. He could barely wheeze in a breath before coughing it out.

I was afraid and thought I’d have to call 911. I thought if I could get some raw honey with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint (the combination I use for allergies in our home), he’d be okay. However, as I reached into my oily cabinet, there was Frankincense front and center.

In my reading, I thought I remembered that Frankincense was good for respiratory support, so I grabbed it and went to my husband. I put about 3 drops in my palms, rubbed them together and then rubbed them over his lungs and upward toward his throat.

Within 15 seconds, he stopped coughing. It was that fast.

After that, whenever he would feel like he needed his inhaler, he would reach for my Frankincense. This was going to be a problem, because I was using Frankincense to give me my best skin ever!

Next, I heard about Breathe Again and that it might be good for respiratory conditions. I ordered 2. Not only did my husband love it, but my youngest son loved it too. He had whooping cough as a baby and almost every winter when it gets cold and the air is dry, he’ll start with that barking cough. I use a humidifier for him, which helps, but not as much as these oils. When he was having another barking cough episode, he went to the oily cabinet, grabbed the Breathe Again, rolled it on his chest and throat, then went back to bed. When he got up the next morning, he proclaimed, “I think that breathing oil is better than Frankincense.” I was sold.

As I started researching the oils, I discovered RC and Raven by Young Living. I took an old glass jar, made sure it was really clean, and mixed virgin organic coconut oil with RC, Raven and Ravintsara. The next time either of needed an oily fix for their respiratory issues, we tried this instead. It worked great.

This brings me to Dorado Azul. Another oily friend of mine has asthma and is a blogger. I saw her post a photo of herself holding Dorado Azul and saying she wasn’t using her inhaler anymore because of it.

Of course, I had to buy it.

And you know what? According to my husband, this oil is the best yet for his respiratory issues. In fact, it works so well for him, that I keep it in my Essential Rewards cart so that I know I have it on hand at all times.

What is in Dorado Azul? Here’s the low-down from Young Living:

Dorado azul is recognized largely for its role in respiratory support. This essential oil can be used in many situations to support in the sinuses or lungs. Not surprisingly, dorado azul has high levels of eucalyptol and has a long history of use in folk medicine. The dorado azul plant has been used historically as a daily, mild beverage—especially during the fall and winter months. Today, many users comment that dorado azul provides as much respiratory support as mint and eucalyptus. Users also observe that this Ecuador oil delivers comparable results without the intensity and discomfort sometimes experienced with other oils.

In addition to its respiratory benefits, dorado azul is proving to be a very effective ingredient in essential oil blends that repel insects and pests. In fact, there is the existing literature that promotes the use of dorado azul as an insecticide that can be used to protect stored grain from moths and weevils. Try placing a few cotton balls saturated with dorado azul in food storage areas to protect items from destructive insects.

So there you have it. Not only is Dorado Azul good for respiratory support, but it can keep insects at bay to boot!

If someone in your family has respiratory issues, I cannot recommend this essential oil enough. It really is one of the best things our family has used so far!

Not yet a Young Living member? You can get your own wholesale membership HERE. Be sure and sign up as a Wholesale member and not a customer so you can get all of the great discounts that come with this ONE TIME membership fee. Think of it sort of like Costco, only instead of having to renew your membership every year, you just need to purchase $50 worth of product a year to remain active.

These oils have changed my life both physically and financially. They can change your life too!

Join my oily family and live a more abundant life!

* I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am a mom who looks for natural ways to care for her family’s health needs. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease.



Get more done in less time!

Isn’t that the battle cry for most of us? Isn’t that why books like the 4 Hour Work Week sells so well?

Everyone wants to bundle 48 hours worth of living into a 24 hour day.

We have CEO’s telling us to just “lean in” and get more done. Can you really get everything done in a single day and still have time left over for family, friends, hobbies and you?

I know you are going to hope I say, “Yes!” What I’m actually going to say is yes and no.

You cannot do everything. You just can’t.

That said, you probably still have more hours a week than you think you do to work a part-time business. I may have put this out there before in another blog post, but take a look at it again:

We all have 168 hours a week:

8 hrs/day (sleep) x 7 days = 56 hrs
40 hrs (work)
6 hrs (leisure, activites, upkeep of life, friends, having fun) x 7 days = 42 hrs
168 hours – 56hrs – 40hrs – 42hrs = 30 hours.

So, even after sleeping, working, and having fun… people still have 30 hours a week to build a business part-time that can change their life.

When you look at it that way, it sort of makes you wonder, what the heck am I doing that I stay so busy and never get everything done that I need to?

I’m about to tell you.

You’re wasting your time on things that don’t matter and on things that suck time with little to no payback. Things like watching television, watching the news, playing online, playing on Facebook, etc.

You start reading your friends’ Facebook posts and get sucked into the funnel of doom that is Facebook. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m on Facebook too. I LOVE Facebook. I have reconnected with people I haven’t seen or talked to in YEARS because of Facebook.

But I limit the time I spend on there.

I found a great website this morning that has a wonderful plan on making a schedule and sticking to it so you can get what really needs to be done … DONE!

The title of the post was How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done and it gives 5 steps to take which I’ll summarize here, but you really need to go to the website and read the entire post because it was eye-opening and really, really good.

1. To Do Lists are Evil. Schedule Everything.

2. Assume You’re going home at 5:30, then plan your day backwards.

3. Make a plan for the entire week.

4. Do Very Few Things, But Be Awesome At Them.

5. Less Shallow Work, Focus on the Deep Stuff

There are so many things I would love to do, but I am not superhuman and I simply cannot get them all done right now. The time and energy are not there. I think that was the big takeaway for me. I love God. I love my family. I love horses and would love a farm. I would love to get a Naturopathic Doctorate Degree and specialize in longevity. I would love to write fiction books. I would love to write books and help other women live their dreams of being financially independent. I love my blog. I love Young Living. I love so many things.

However, the reality is that I cannot accomplish all of those things right now.

So, I’m going to have to prioritize and do those things I can do and do them really well. I will tackle the other things as I can.

I hope this information helps you in your quest to live a more abundant life, so that you can make the time for the things that are most important to you.

Have a blessed day.


The Beauty of Yoga

January 21, 2015 — Leave a comment


Have you ever thought about the beauty of yoga?

I have written before about the benefits of yoga. You can find that post here. However, today I was looking over some of my favorite inspirational gurus’ tweets and I came across this inspiring video. It was so beautiful, I HAD to share it with you.

Isn’t it amazing how beautiful the human body is and how, if we keep it treat it well, keep it strong and flexible it will reward us with all sorts of wonderful accomplishments?

If you’ve not tried yoga before, I suggest you take a class and find out what you’ve been missing!

It really is a beautiful thing!



These are some of the best TED talks for women that I have enjoyed listening to for motivation, inspiration and life lessons. I hope you enjoy them too!

1. Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert – The author of Eat, Pray, Love gives some great advice on keeping creativity alive.

2. Why Thinking You’re Ugly Is Bad For You by Meghan Ramsey – This is a great one for mothers and daughters to watch together and discuss about what we can do for low body confidence.

3. For Parents, Happiness is a Very High Bar by Jennifer Senior – If all you want is for your children to be happy, is that a fair burden to place on your shoulders? Watch and find out!

4. Why a Good Book is a Secret Door by Mac Barnett – This one will spark your imagination and help you bridge the gap between fiction and reality to make your and your child’s life a more adventurous one.

5. How to Practice Emotional Hygiene by Guy Winch – This talk stresses that your emotional fitness is just as important as your physical fitness.

6. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy – Your body language not only shapes how others see us, but how we see ourselves.

7. The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer - It is always beneficial from to find stillness; the problem is actually doing it. And doing it often. Watch this video and be inspired.

8. Meet the Mom Who Started the Ice Bucket Challenge by Nancy Frates – Grab life by the horns and contribute wherever you can.

Watch these videos and be inspired to live your most abudant life!



Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of what this man stood for, I decided to post the top 10 quotes I have looked to for inspiration and motivation as I journey through life.

I hope you enjoy and are inspired by them as well.

1. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

2. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

3. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

4. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

5. The time is always right to do what is right.

6. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

7. The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

8. Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

9. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

10. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Have a blessed day!