Friday, April 11, 2014

Young Living Essential Oil 101 Classes and Treating Ear Infections (a rabbit trail)

Recently, I've been involved in sharing Young Living introductory essential oil classes and it is fascinating to see people's eyes open to the power and possibilities of these amazing oils and taking the responsibility for their simple health maintenance back into their own hands.


One woman said to me last night "I always just took my Dr's advice and never looked beyond the white coat".  I know what she means. You should respectfully consider your Dr.'s advice, but always do your own research and trust what is right for your family. For life threatening situations, or surgical needs, you can't beat them, but just make sure that degree of intervention is required.


My awakening occurred when my young 3 year old daughter was having ear infections every month. We reached the stage after repeated antibiotic prescriptions that her Pediatrician, a wonderful Dr btw, suggested tubes.  I refused and sought out a second opinion at Bastyr University in Seattle, a teaching Naturopathic and healing center focusing on other modalities.

                     An aerial view of the Bastyr campus taken during the fall.

A team of two (one a student) spent a couple of hours going over her health history and lifestyle and the root cause of her recurring condition was deemed to be lactose intolerance, a simple milk allergy. Just digging a little deeper with the right background education and changing the focus to look at cause, not symptom relief, produced a No Surgery Needed diagnosis. They wrote the order that I had to carry for years that she was not to ingest animal milk products. To this day, 18 years later, she will still get sick if she gives into her milk-shake or ice-cream craving.


I realize how blessed we were to have that resource so readily available since living in more remote areas for decades with no alternative practitioners for hours. Now though, with the power of the internet, so much more information is at hand.

Well, that was a rabbit trail, so back to the point. When it comes to your health, you are the one responsible to research, research, research until something works.

Search out Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils on Youtube and you'll find some good information if you don't have a class close by. I'll be recording one soon, but in case you want to see one before then, here you go (LaDonna is not related in any way to my group, but it's a good presentation):


My suggestion is that you first consider the natural, God-given substances before the man-made created ones and essential oils are right at the top of that list.  

Enjoy your learning journey.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Movement is Uprising

Did you guys see this the other night? I did and it is powerful and heart-wrenching. Are you ready to join the movement?

Want to learn more about cbd and hemp? 
Learn here: http://www.mycbdresearch.comThen, go here: and join the movement
Enjoy!! I am.

Friday, February 28, 2014

What Do You Know About Hemp?

I have to admit, beyond knowing about clothes and rope made from hemp fiber and hemp seeds, I was pretty clueless about hemp, but I'm learning fast. For instance, if you have bought bird seed, you have most likely purchased hemp seeds.

You may be thinking, but isn't that illegal?  Nope, you are thinking of hemp's sibling. 

If you want to learn about it too, pop over to some of these sites and get reading:

Why am I interested in Hemp? Specifically CBD rich industrial hemp oil. Well, for the CBD of course!

You'll have to do your own research on CBD because much of it leads to some stunning history, exciting properties and amazing uses.  Go ahead, search for CBD rich hemp oil. Then come back here and message me about where you can get some. Email is over there ---->

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How Safe or Dangerous are Topical and Oral Flea and Tick Preventatives?

It has to be up to you to decide for your fur family how safe or dangerous flea and tick prevention treatments are, but based on our experience of side-effects in our pets, I'd be very cautious about ever using topical or oral flea and tick preventatives again.  

From the online publication Dogs Naturally:
Data from pyrethroid-based insecticides was recently made public through the Freedom of Information Act and analyzed by CPI. According to CPI, from 2002 through 2007, at least 1,600 pet deaths related to spot-on treatments with the above mentioned ingredients were reported to the EPA. That was nearly double the reported fatalities linked to flea treatments without pyrethroids.

News reports, lawsuits and cautions from government agencies may be saying the same thing:

Flea and Tick Product Ingredients: What You Should Know ( from the Humane Society):

EPA Evaluation of Pet Spot-on Products: Analysis and Plans for Reducing Harmful Effects

Lawsuits proliferate against makers of topical flea and tick products

The Daily Puppy looks at Dangers of Flea Medication

You notice that a lot of these data are from 2009 and 2010 when the studies were done, but since then, the chemicals haven't gone away, in fact, there are other products out there which may prove to be more hazardous over time.

Obviously, our choice of prevention is the Pet Protector Disc, but you may prefer other safe methods.  I haven't found anything to be as effective as the disc, but we have lived in rural areas in the south which are huge parasite areas. Maybe in a more urban environment, essential oils would do?

No matter which you choose, please be safe.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pet Protector Disc - "How Exactly Does it Work?" They Ask

How on earth does a little round medallion prevent my pet from attracting a gazillion fleas, ticks and other little hitchhiking nasties?

This question is THE question most often asked and I totally understand why.

Well, while I love the "magic" of science, I can't explain any of it very well. Radio waves, microwaves, gravity and so much more work in daily life and most of us usually don't much care how, we are just glad they do.

Scalar waves are what make the Pet Protector disc work and they are new to me too. While I can't explain how they do it, I can certainly cite some resources for you below.

In case you think me irresponsible for using something I don't fully understand on beloved pets, let me reassure you, I did read the descriptions and got a much better idea, but can't really say I understood them. However, I learned enough to believe my pets are safe and the medallion won't hurt them, which I can't say for chemical options, so I'm happy to stop there.

You, however, may need to know more, so let me help. Start here, on my Pet Protector site,  Scroll down along the left side and you'll see a series of orange buttons. Click on the one that reads Scalar Waves.

Then, go to:

and finally, should you need more, here's a Google search result for you:

All I have to say after all that is...enjoy!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Pet Protector Disc Demonstration

A really cool demonstration you can do yourself.

More good news from Pet Protector today:
They are keeping the Get 3 for the price of 2 promo permanently. Yay! I was hoping they would choose to do that.  They also reduced the Senior Manager joining level cost to reflect the free disc promo.  Safe Flea Free explains it all. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dangerous Pet Products

Pet Protector protects your pets from fleas & ticks for 4 Yrs. Safe! Give your pets the best in prevention: 

Start a home business in the pet industry: 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pet Protector Discs - First Impressions

Late last Monday, I joined Pet Protector as a representative because I support their mission to help pets avoid toxic chemicals in the topicals used for flea and tick prevention.

My initial impressions of the company are very good. The financial aspect of joining is a bit convoluted, but there is enough automated communication in the form of receipts and tracking information that you feel secure with the process.

What has impressed me the most is the speed of shipping.  My product shipped from their facility the day after my order was placed and arrived three days later on my doorstep.  This would have been expected if it was coming from the US, but this ships from Serbia.  I've had items take longer within the state of Arkansas!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Are you a Scanner?

Change is good!  Just because you haven't narrowed down your life's work to one single thing doesn't mean you are flaky, unfocused, or not ambitious.  It just means you are cut from a different cloth.  You may be a scanner, a polymath, or a renaissance person unable or unwilling to decide on just one profession or project.

Despite that predilection, there are certain consistencies threaded throughout my life: love and advocacy for animals, craft handwork of some kind, succumbing to fragrance enchantments and the bewitching call of the ocean.

If you are one of humankind's chameleons, or you care about one, the following video is a wonderful resource. It's very uplifting and affirming for those of us who don't follow just one life path.

Laser focus is great...until it's time to move on to the next thing, lol. There's always so much more to see, learn and experience.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jacie FIV Cat Room Update

We went with option 2, the closet shelves turned vertically and it is working great!

The three shelves turned vertically sit on felt pads and are attached at one end to nearby hall linen closet hinges.  Nobody had even tried to pass the barrier and Jacie seems amazingly happy and content with her new abode.

My DH calls it her jail, but compared to being outside in the recent arctic blast weather, she's safe, dry, well fed and loved.  An all around success.  Charlie is peeved as expected, but he's adapting to a different window and sleeping quarters.