Feel Good Friday! What Determines Your Identity?

Dear Sisters!

Happy Good Friday! Welcome to Spring!

You may recall that I have four purposes for creating this blog. They are: Passion! Identity! Natural! Keeping it simple!

Today I am going to talk about: Identity!

What determines your identity?

Is your identity determined by the number of friends that you have on Social Media or the one friend that you can call when you are in need?

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Is your identity determined by the growth of the money in your bank account? Or the growth of your confidence and skills? 

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Is your identity determined by the number of hours you work every day? Or the number of people whose lives you touch in some small, way?

Is your identity determined by the size of your bra? Or the size of your heart?

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With this Good Friday post, I believe that the most important thing that determines our identity is the fact that our our Savior, created us in His own image. I believe that ALL of us are His children. I love the hymn that our Primary children sing: I am a Child of God. To listen to it, click here.

I believe that God created the earth and everything in it for our good and benefit. The tree’s, the flower’s and the weed’s.

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There is a hymn titled: God Loved Us So He Sent His Son. To listen to it, click here.  I pray that we will remember Him and the price He paid for us during this beautiful Easter weekend and all year long.

Enjoy your day!

Chris

 

 

 

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Desire or Fear-YOU Decide! What are you afraid of?

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Dear Sisters,

Twice/year most people get motivated to make changes in their lives. At the beginning of the year, some of us get excited to make some changes in our lives. These changes usually involve making New Year’s Resolution to improve our diet by eating healthier and exercising. Some of might even be tempted to make resolutions that will help us improve our income-perhaps we have considered starting our own business and dreamed about firing our boss…

The second time we get motivated is in the Spring. As the snow begin’s to melt, the flowers start to grow and we see color again for the first time in several months. We start planning our vacation’s. Perhaps go on vacation during Spring break with our family. We might even be tempted to renew our New Year’s Resolutions so we can fit into last year’s bathing suit or go shopping for a new one…

Does this sound like you? If so, what is stopping you? I have one idea. The #1 thing that stop’s most people from taking action is…FEAR! What are we afraid of? Failure? The unknown? What other people will think of us? Are we afraid that we just might succeed?

ACTION is the antidote to fear! Is your DESIRE to succeed stronger than your fear of failure? To find some inspiration to help you decide, click here.

There are 3 things most successful people have: Passion! Consistency! Strategy!

Do you have them? Do you know where to go to get them? Are your DESIRE’s stronger than your FEAR’S?

What is the worst thing that could happen? You just might aim for the moon and land among the stars!

What are your desires? What will motivate you to take action and start living the life of your dreams? What will give you courage to take…ACTION?

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Please share them in the comments below!

Enjoy your day!

Chris

Nothing to Hide!

Good afternoon dear sisters!

I know it has been awhile since I posted, but I had to share a few of my ‘reflections’ as I am fast approaching my 5 year ‘cancerversary.’

My journey with breast cancer began on October 19, 2011. I was 47 years young. All I can say is…TIME FLIES!

Everybody kept telling me that they couldn’t imagine what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer. The truth is NOBODY CAN unless they or one of their loved ones hears those words: You have breast cancer! If you would like to read the rest of my story, click here.

Fast forward to today: After taking a drug for 19 months to prevent recurrence, (that made my life miserable and believing that NOBODY ever received a breast cancer diagnosis because they DIDN’T HAVE enough prescription drugs in their bodies), I did my homework and researched alternative remedies. Within a few months of adding a few supplements to my daily routine and modifying my diet…for the most part), my health improved by 50%! 

I believed I could do better and began my journey to investigating essential oils. (I have another blog post that shares those details…) I FOUND MY MISSING PUZZLE PIECE!

Within a few months, my physical health improved by 90%! I began teaching classes in my home and to a few friends that live close by. A few of them are beginning their journey towards physical AND financial healing! 

In an effort to spread the word about my passion, I have created a video that shows you that I have NOTHING TO HIDE, Young Living has NOTHING TO HIDE and HOW I teach a Young Living Everyday Oils class. Check out the video here!

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If you would like more information, send me an email with your phone # and the best time for me to contact you to: dearsisterchris@gmail.com

Thank you very much AND

ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Chris

Tip of the Day Tuesday: Stop Procrastinating!

Dear Sisters,

As I was Pondering what tip I could share today, I visited my favorite Place to meditate: The treadmill. We are old friends and at one time, my commitment to exercising regularly helped me lose 35 pounds in 9 months. I even succeeded in keeping it off for a few years-by Keeping up with my ‘regular visits.’ 

What does this have to do with the subject of: Stop Procrastinating? 

One of the primary purposes that I created this website was to help YOU become: Proactive in Preventing disease and Improve your over-all health and well-being. 

Most people (including myself) ARE lazy! We are searching for a ‘magic Pill’ that will help us stay healthy and not encounter any diseases that could end our lives Pre-maturely.

Doctors no long claim that chemo and radiation will cure the disease. They do say that if their patients survive for 5 years-that they are cured. I have read and heard too many stories about and from people who were pronounced: No evidence of disease when they completed cancer treatments and had survived for at least 5 years only to experience a recurrence shortly after they ‘thought they were cured.’

My theory AND opinion is that the treatments did NOT cure the disease. More than likely, the patients that were involved changed their life-style and once they experienced the 5 year mark, they returned to the habits that caused their disease to happen in the first place. 

I thought I was doing pretty well for a few years after my breast cancer diagnosis. Most of my alternative remedies were working, BUT I was still experiencing a ‘few Negative’ and lingering side-effects from ‘the Pill’ that I took to Prevent recurrence. 

I was Introduced to essential oils by a dear sister three and a half years ago. I thought they were expensive and that I could not afford them. I suffered for three years BEFORE I became Pro-active and started researching essential oils and their benefits. 

They have Improved my over-all health and well-being in a reasonably short period of time. They are Inexpensive when you factor in the fact that they have multiple uses: 

The essential oil that I flavor my water with, (I have been drinking A LOT more water because it tastes Incredible!),  I also use as a toner on my face. No harsh chemicals and it works BETTER than the brand I have been using for several years.

The essential oil that I use in coconut oil as a moisturizer has been around for thousands of years and was one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus. I feel confident that it is Improving my quality of life. 

The essential oil that I use as a pain-reliever, I also use to clean and disinfect my counter-tops. It is also the primary ingredient in the cleaning products from Young Living.

The same oil that purifies the air in my home, I also use to help me relax and manage my stress and Improve my well-being.

Magic pills do NOT exist and will NOT improve your quality of life in the long-run. 

When we Stop Procrastinating and do the things we need to do: Keep eating a plant-based diet, exercise, manage our stress and add a few alternative remedies, like essential oils will our health and well-being: Improve!

For those of you who are looking to save money and would like to try essential oils, Young Living is offering a 10% discount until: Thursday, June 30th. 

10% off YL Essential oils through June 30 2016

                                To get yours today: go to:  http://tinyurl.com/h9gk3yh

STOP PROCRASTINATING and perhaps, you will discover the same ‘missing Puzzle Piece’ that did to help you Improve your quality of life.

Enjoy your day!

Chris

Feel Good Friday-Why are essential oils…essential?

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Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah-April 20, 2016

 

Dear Sisters,

Today is a good day to ‘feel good.’ It marks the two year wedding anniversary of one of my son’s and his lovely bride. It would have been the 66th wedding anniversary of my in-laws. My in-laws have returned to their heavenly home during the past year. I am sure that they are celebrating a much better quality of life and love than they had here on earth. They are with the people that they love. 

While living a long life is something to be admired and appreciated, one of the things that breast cancer has taught me is that quality of life trumps quantity of life any day!

My health is more important to me than any earthly possession that I own. It is essential to my happiness in more ways than one.

Which brings me to the subject of…Essential Oils. What are they and why are they…essential not just to plants but to us?

I found the following definition on the Young Living website: 

Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties.

Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. 

Modern lifestyles don’t always create optimal conditions for physical wellness. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and an overabundance of environmental toxins can leave the body unbalanced and diminish energy levels. From cleansing and weight management to supporting every system of the body, essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best.

In other words: I believe that essential oils ARE essential to life itself!

I believe that God created the earth and everything that is in it. One of the first things he created was plants-The Garden of Eden comes to mind. I picture it as a beautiful place thriving with life and everything that men and women need to survive and thrive.

I started using essential oils from Young Living two weeks ago today. (I had been using one of their oils for a couple of months for one of my lingering health problems.)

I felt a huge difference within a few days. Within a week, a couple of my friends noticed that ‘something was different’ too in a positive way. 

As far as using essential oils to treat diseases, I have to quote from the founder of Young Living, Gary Young:  

We don’t talk about disease and we don’t treat and cure disease. We are about life-style and strengthening the body through nutrition and the power of essential oils. When we do this, the body will take care of itself. We are about self-improvement and living life to the fullest. Everyone is different and no two products are the same, therefore, no two people respond to the products the same way. By simply supporting and strengthening the body with a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, everyone can have his or her own individual experience without trying to narrow it down to a specific product for a problem.

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Me and Gary Young at the Mona, Utah Young Living Farm April 20. 2016

I KNOW that the essential oils has improved my quality of life like nothing else has during the last four years. I can’t imagine my life without them-or my family. They are essential!

Enjoy your day!

Chris

 

 

 

Wellness Wednesday…

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Dear Sisters,

My ‘plan’ and ‘intention‘ was to post a ‘new’ blog on Wednesday  that would help you to improve your ‘wellness,‘ BUT I ‘kept’ putting it off even though I had all day to do it yesterday…I think I put this off because there was a parade in Cleveland celebrating something about a National basketball championship that has not happened in 52 years…(I didn’t go to the parade, but I did watch it on TV and saw the pictures that ‘my friends’ posted on Facebook.)

I am posting today as a reminder to me and you that one of the purposes of ‘wellness’ is to do the small things every day that contribute to it. 

What is the definition of wellness? It is: the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.

How do we accomplish this? I believe there are as many answers as there are people. All of us have our own definition based on our own personal experiences. 

I want to keep this simple:

Plan. How many of you have heard it said that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail? All of us have a purpose for living. Determine what your purpose is. I can assure you that procrastination will contribute to depression and regret.

One of my friends is fond of the quote: Our decisions determine our destiny. What I want to know is what determines the decision that we make? I believe that it is our…DESIRES!

Start with answering the question: What do I desire? Then Decide what you are going to do to accomplish it. DO your homework and then take action! 

Intentionally doing the small things every day that will contribute to that. Mother Teresa is quoted as saying that we can do no great things only small things with great love.

Most of you know that one of my favorite scriptures from: The Book of Mormon is: Alma 37:6… small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

One drop of rain will never amount to much, but if a lot of drops of rain fall all at once or over time, a puddle, flooding can occur-if it is focus or contained, a small lake will form.

Now is the best time to get started on achieving your goals and dreams. It will make a difference in your life and it could help to inspire someone to follow your example.

Keep on moving forward so you will not have any regrets. Step by step. Drop by drop. Word by word. (Assuming you are writing a book or a blog.) I guarantee that your emotional, physical and spiritual health will improve.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised so choose to live today. You never know when your last day will be. So STOP PROCRASTINATING and...

Enjoy your day!

Chris

 

Tip of the Day Tuesday! Don’t ‘get bugged’ this Summer!

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Dear Sisters,

Since today is the first official day of Summer, I am starting what I ‘intend’ to be a series of regular posts three times/week. Tip of the day Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday and Feel Good Friday.

My Purposes are to: Inform, share Natural alternatives (most of which will be plant-based) and Keep things simple. I will only share what has been working for me because everybody’s body is different. 

Welcome to Summer! For most of us that live in the United States, that means longer day’s, warmer days and…INSECTS!

If you are like most people, you dread them! You also try to avoid putting harmful chemicals on your skin to keep them away! I will never purchase anything that has ingredients that I can not pronounce. I strive to do the same thing with whatever I eat as well.

Because of my passion for PREVENTING diseases (and any situation that might be uncomfortable), I have found a solution that is plant-based. Most of my closest friends also know that I have a black-belt in bargain-hunting, so whatever I use has to be economical too! Which is one of many reasons WHY I LOVE essential oils! (This meme mentions 21 uses. I will share more of them in future blog posts)-which is one of many reasons why I LOVE essential oils! Stay tuned dear sisters!

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My personal favorite is for repelling insects is…Purification oil!

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I put one drop on my wrist before my husband and I go for our evening walk or go outside to pull weeds and the bugs no longer bug me!

Purchase yours today!

To purchase your Purification oil at the retail price, type in the code: 3918018.

If you would like to save 24% off future orders and qualify for additional bonuses and free offers, contact me at: dearsisterchris@gmail.com

Enjoy your day!

Chris