Saturday, December 9, 2017

Blue Tansy Breakdown


Blue Tansy
Tanacetum annuum

Blue Tansy is one of those hidden gems in the essential oil world. It's scent is unique, it's color is dynamic, and it's effects are intense. For skin, muscular support and more, Blue Tansy is a terrific oil that finds it's stride when used in combination with other powerful oils.

Description:
"Blue Tansy, also referred to as Moroccan Tansy, is an annual yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant found in northern Morocco. Chamazulene, a chemical component in Blue Tansy, provides the characteristic indigo color and is recognized for its skin soothing benefits. At the same time, the main chemical component Sabinene helps diminish the appearance of blemishes. Uplifting to the mood, Blue Tansy provides a sweet aroma to fill any room. It’s perfect for massaging into skin with fractionated coconut oil or lotion after a long day of work or intense exercise to aid the body in the natural recovery process."

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use one to two drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity or temporary staining.

Primary Physical Benefits
Diffuse to uplift mood and create a positive atmosphere.
- Add a drop to one or two ounces of your favorite moisturizer or cleanser and apply topically to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or soothe skin irritation.
- Include one or two drops in lotion for a restoring massage after a stressful day or extreme workout.
- Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
- Uplifts mood when used aromatically
- Provides a soothing sensation when applied to the skin


Primary Emotional Benefits:
Inspiring, Living purposefully, In tune, Taking ownership

Negative emotions addressed:
Disassociation, procrastination, not taking responsibility, resistance, apathy

Aromatic Description:
Fruity, Mellow, Balsamic

Body Systems addressed:
- Emotional System
- Nervous System
- Integumentary System
- Muscular System



Cautions:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. May stain surfaces, fabrics, and skin.

Other Blue Tansy references:
To purchase Blue Tansy connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here. Or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Sources: www.doTERRA.com, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Images by: doterra.com, clear skin by Alina Oleynik from the Noun Project, Bicep by Mello from the Noun Project


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I've made a decision



I've made a decision
to stop treating my emotions as an enemy

to see them as a tool
a part of what makes me human
my superpower, not my weakness
to feel joy instead of judgement
to embrace discernment and reclaim my power
and use my empathy to connect and inspire

I've made a decision
to love who I am

to be gentle with myself
looking at myself with a birds eye view
instead of standing too close to see
to make observations instead of expectations
to allow my heart to be supported by my head
and climbing off the merry-go-round of shame

I've made a decision
to give myself grace

to let myself off the hook
for the things I couldn't have known
that I didn't assume the worst
to choose joy instead of mourning
to breathe in deep again the air of new beginnings
and allow myself the space to heal

Monday, December 4, 2017

Purposeful Living: Aromatouch

Humans are body, soul and spirit, though the western world would generally have us consider only the "bodily" part when addressing wellness. These purposeful living write ups are designed to help you address also the soul and spirit using your essential oils. When using these affirmations and devotions diffuse the oil listed or dilute it in a vegetable oil base and apply it behind the ears and on wrists. Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.



Aromatouch





To purchase Aromatouch connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

On the Topic of Grief



I find myself caught in a precarious situation as of late. 

I believe that the mind is powerful. Words are powerful. Actions, or lack thereof, are powerful. What we sow, we reap, in the areas of belief and intention. You can make a choice to live in joy and gratitude, or you can make a choice to live according to the whims of your emotions… which will always choose the path of least resistance by the way.

But, I also find myself in the most grief ridden place currently. My relationship with my highschool sweetheart that had turned into an 8 year marriage was unfairly ripped from me due to his repetitive, destructive life choices. If one doubts the power of Godly covenant, it only takes a break in that covenant to recognize the all encompassing nature of that relationship. Places I didn’t know existed in me hurt as though a death had occurred. Due to the nature of the situation, many of these pains hurt worse than those of the grief of deaths of those close to me. 

At the same time, I have been displaced from the place I knew as home due to toxic mold, and have to get rid of 50% or more of my belongings. This combined with the physical recovery after living in a home that was poisoning me, has left me feeling as though I stand on shifting sands.
So, I hold these two truths in my hands. My mind is powerful. And grief unlike any I’ve ever experienced seems to have overtaken me beyond my control.

I find that, on the topics of grief and mourning, God shares some very specific and oft repeated messages of consolation. Here are a few key lessons that God is sharing with me on this journey of grief:

1. Overcoming grief is a journey. There is no shortcut

Isaiah 43:2 says: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

I have received many many pieces of advice and exhortations from others since my life took a turn. I am always thankful for people’s kindness, empathy and desire to help relieve stress on me by sharing wisdom they have learned. Sometimes the words are just what I need to hear. But, other times, I can’t say I’m always thankful for the advice. That doesn’t mean I’m stubborn and unwilling to hear, but often I find that people are speaking to me from a place that doesn’t fit the situation. Sometimes this is from lack of knowledge of the back story, sometimes it is actual ignorance as to the nature of grief, and sometimes… especially when coming from others who have been through equally tough things… it is speaking from a place in the process that I cannot grasp yet.

When I read that verse in Isaiah, I see God’s great promises. But I also see that His promises come while in the process of walking through the difficult circumstances. His words of comfort do not make the flames go away, but they remind us that the flames need not touch us. 

There is no one “word of wisdom” that creates a shortcut through these flames. We are promised his comfort as we walk through them. I know that God often supernaturally removes blocks in our lives, but He also supernaturally provides comfort through others. The grief process is one that brings about great lessons and change as we walk through it, and I may be at a different part in that journey than someone else. It doesn’t make my journey any less. I am walking through, and learning as I go.

2. God promises his comfort, not instant removal of grief

Matthew 5:4 says: Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.

2 corinthians 1:3-4 says: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

This truth says the same thing as the first, just in a different way. God promises to comfort us, but the mourning comes first. One way in which I was surprised by grief, was that unlike other emotional upheaval, I seemed less able to “pull myself up by the bootstraps”. And, there has been plenty of encouragement to do just that. Reminders that it could always be worse, to be thankful for what I have, to in essence “get over it”, are easy to come by. My typically cheerful self, agreed… and then proceeded to fall flat on my face in trying to follow through.

God didn’t give us these verses as an exhortation to just “get over it”. The emphasis is on resting in him for comfort. That actually has very little to do with what we do or don’t do. All the emphasis is on what He does! What a relief! I don’t have to have this one all figured out.

3. Grief is not bad

Lastly, and most importantly, God has been helping me to realize that grief is not bad, and need not be felt as dirty, or stuffed away in secret. One needs look no further than Jesus himself to see this. Jesus wept, more than once. He wept for his friends, he wept for the state of the world. He was very public about his grief.

I find that grief in public makes people uncomfortable. I imagine Jesus made quite a few people uncomfortable in his time. But, being uncomfortable doesn’t mean what we are witnessing is bad. It may speak more to the state of our own hearts and fears.

So, I will choose to see grief as the tool that it is. I am committed to this journey and I know I will come out the other side. Some days, like today, part of that journey includes many tears before the day even gets going. Other days, I feel hope and potential. But, I choose to love myself no matter the state that day.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 2017 Advocate Share

August 2017 Advocates Share
This month's Advocates Share features a stand out Wellness Advocate from July 2017. 



Holly Miller is a Platinum wellness advocate living in Colorado. She's been enrolled in doTERRA for 4 years. Holly is my inspiring upline and has amazing wisdom to share. Here she shares her tips on achieving massive enrollments.


Massive enrollments and LRP follow ups 

For me the key to massive enrollments is simply a numbers game!  The more people you put yourself in front of the more chances you have to get enrollments.  

How to get in front of a lot of people:

Booths!!  
I tend to do a lot of booths, simply because I like it,  I like people, I like to interact with people, I love to see a new person be exposed to our oils for the first time, I am passionate about my business and about helping others!  Doing booths can be the fastest way of sharing with the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time.  You also have to be doing the right type of booth.  I tend to pick booths that are geared towards people looking for what I have to offer.  Metaphysical, holistic, healing, alternative, etc. are booths that will drive like minded people to.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I have done extremely well at small Farmer’s market type of booths as well, but those will be more challenging to find the right buyer!  BUT, if you had the choice of doing a farmer’s market (or the like) booth or doing nothing at all, obviously getting your name out there, exposing more potential customers/business partners is going to be worth doing.  Plus they tend to be much less expensive too!  

Use your oils in public!!  Sounds crazy right, use your oils…..  I can’t tell you how many conversations have ensued simply because I use my oils!!!  Imagine talking with someone and during the conversation you take out a peppermint beadlet and pop it in your mouth to then quickly offer them one as well “would you like a peppermint breath mint?  They’re amazing” – to then carrying on your conversation about whatever!!!  Do you think that experience is going to have them asking you some questions???  Of course it is!  Viola, now you have just opened up a reason to get their phone number, to schedule a time to sit and chat, zoom or whatever!!!  AND yes, GET THEIR number, don’t just hand them a business card, yours will just end up in the land fill like the millions before you!  

Schedule classes from classes!  Now, I have to admit, this is NOT my strong point, but I do know that if done right they are VERY effective!  If you can capture all the attendees information upon arrival offering door prizes etc. you can also ask to the point questions, knowing exactly who would be interested in hosting a “class” with a group of their friends and family!  Maggie is the queen of this method!  Ask her how she does it, borrow her ideas for materials she uses, etc.

Cold call!!  Scary right???  Yep, may be a scary thing to do, but really what do you have to lose??  They don’t know you!!  So, tips before picking up the phone, know your potential customer….  I tend to target businesses that I know I can add value to, ie: Spas, wellness centers, chiropractors, day care centers, Yoga studios, etc.  I then go online and do a little bit of research – find out who the owners or decision makers are, what their mission statement is, how they got started, etc.  I then have something I can reference when asking to schedule 10 minutes with them.  It works really well, if you can connect with them on a personal and professional level, the more you know about them, the better!

Ask for references from your customers!  Do it!!!  If you went to a restaurant and had a great meal and they asked if you would refer them, would you???  Especially if there is something in it for you, like a $5 coupon off your next meal!!!  Ask yourself, do you give amazing customer service??  If the answer is Yes, then why are you holding yourself back from asking a favor of them???  Trust me, people love “doing favors” for others, it makes them feel good!!

I am sure I must be missing some other great ways to get massive enrollments, but for now, this is going to give you a good start!

Follow up LRP’s

Schedule your follow up with them at the same time you enroll them!!!  Show them from the moment you meet them that you are going to be their personal support by booking your time just for them!!!  Let them know that during this time you will be there to answer all their questions, show them the ins and outs of their area on the internet, how to use that place to look up oils, get the best bang for their buck, be part of the oil of the month club, etc.  

Incentivize them!!  Be prepared to help them get on LRP and send them a gift for doing so!!!  It doesn’t even have to cost you money, maybe just some time – ie: AromaTouch Technique!!!  How amazing are these??  People LOVE them!  If you are not yet certified, I strongly urge you to find the nearest class to you and get it done!!  You could also send out inexpensive gifts like an empty roller bottle and a recipe guide on different remedies, or a oil keychain, sample packets, etc.  The sky’s the limit, this is your business, take control and have FUN!!

Do what you say you’re going to do!  If you tell them you are going to call them, you darn well better pick up the phone and make the call!  You will lose more customers/business partners faster than you can say LRP if your word is of zero value!!!  Be your own best person – ASK yourself, would you follow you???  If the answer is no, then you’ve got some work to do!!!  

That’s all I’ve got for now!  Until next time, oil up and be happy!!!  

Gratefully, 

Holly Miller
Platinum Natural Wellness Coach
dōTERRA Essential Oils

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Purposeful Living: Lavender

Humans are body, soul and spirit, though the western world would generally have us consider only the "bodily" part when addressing wellness. These purposeful living write ups are designed to help you address also the soul and spirit using your essential oils. When using these affirmations and devotions diffuse the oil listed or dilute it in a vegetable oil base and apply it behind the ears and on wrists. Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

Lavender




To purchase Lavender connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Balance Breakdown

Balance
Grounding Blend

Balance is simply a breath of fresh, or should I say "grounding" air. This is one of the foundations of an emotional support regimen utilizing essential oils. Pre-diluted mildly with coconut oil, this oil is gentle on the skin and supportive to the body!

Description:
The warm, woody aroma of Balance, doTERRA’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and wellbeing. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Primary Physical Benefits
-Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation.
-For a grounding experience, breathe in deeply.
-Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance.
-Begin your day by putting doTERRA Balance on the bottom of your feet to lessen stress throughout the day.
-Use before bed for a restful night’s sleep.
-Use before bed while thinking positive thoughts to promote peaceful dreams.
-Use while meditating or practicing yoga.
-Add to Epsom salts for a comforting bath.
-doTERRA Balance is great to use during an AromaTouch Hand Technique.
-Apply doTERRA Balance to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
-Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calm environment. 


Primary Emotional Benefits:
Present, Reconnection, stable, taking responsibility

Negative emotions addressed:
Disassociation, disconnected from body, instability, not taking responsbility

Aromatic Description:
Airy, Fresh, Sweet, Woody

Body Systems addressed:
- Emotional System
- Nervous System
- Muscular System

Cautions:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Other Deep Blue references:
To purchase Balance connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here. Or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Sources: www.doTERRA.com, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease