July 29, 2014

Young Living Valor Essential Oil 101 Video

This is my latest YouTube video! It is part of the 101 basic info to the oils that I decided to do. It is part of the “Everyday Oils” kit which is also included in the “Premium Starter Kit” – which is an AMAZING value!

This one is all about Valor (one of my favorite oils) – check out the video to learn more about it!


If you liked it, please also “like” it on the YouTube page and “subscribe” to my channel because I will be adding in more for the different oils! When I finally break down and get a good camera (or a better phone), I’ll post more personal ones with me in them!



 

I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!

July 28, 2014

Young Living PanAway Essential Oil 101 Video

This is my latest YouTube video! It is part of the 101 basic info to the oils that I decided to do. It is part of the “Everyday Oils” kit which is also included in the “Premium Starter Kit” – which is an AMAZING value!

This one is all about PanAway – check out the video to learn more about it!


If you liked it, please also “like” it on the YouTube page and “subscribe” to my channel because I will be adding in more for the different oils! When I finally break down and get a good camera (or a better phone), I’ll post more personal ones with me in them!



 I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!

A Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani

A Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani is the sequel to The Missing File. This crime writer takes the interesting facts of criminal cases and combines it with psychological intrigue to create memorable novels that you’ll want to keep reading long after you had intended to.


Book Description
Haunted by the past and his own limitations, Israeli Detective Avraham Avraham must stop a criminal ruthless enough to target children in this evocative and gripping tale of mystery and psychological suspense that is the follow-up to The Missing File, the acclaimed first novel in D. A. Mishani’s literary crime series that was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award.

An explosive device is found in a suitcase near a daycare center in a quiet suburb of Tel Aviv. A few hours later, a threat is received: the suitcase was only the beginning.

Inspector Avraham Avraham, back in Israel after a much-needed vacation, is assigned to the investigation. Tormented by the trauma and failure of his past case, Avraham is determined not to make the same mistakes—especially with innocent lives at stake. He may have a break when one of the suspects, a father of two, appears to have gone on the run. Is he the terrorist behind the threat? Is he trying to escape Avraham’s intense investigation? Or perhaps he’s fleeing a far more terrible crime that no one knows has been committed?

No matter how much Avraham wants to atone for the past, redemption may not be possible—not when he’s entangled in a case more deceptive and abominable than any he’s ever faced.” – A Possibility of Violence


My Thoughts
A Possibility of Violence is a captivating read in this genre. I’m fascinated by criminal case or investigative stories, and this one does not disappoint! This story is a race for one man trying to save the lives of countless lives. Full of plot twists, this novel keeps the reader entertained.

I found the characters to be interesting and the location of the story to be prime for such a crime novel. I also appreciate the author’s writing style of being straightforward and not filling it with useless fluff. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and would definitely read more in this series. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good crime novel.



* Thank you to the publisher of A Possibility of Violence, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood is a book about two of my favorite subjects – essential oils and aromatherapy. I’m an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils and wanted to check out another reference book besides the ones written specifically for Young Living oils, so I thought this would be an excellent resource, was it? Read on to find out!


Book Description
This encyclopedic book contains, in practical and easy-to-understand form, every conceivable use for essential oils and aromatherapy in everyday life. The author, a practicing aromatherapist for more than twenty years, unlocks the power of essential oils in more than 600 original recipes, most needing only a few essential oils. Unlike over-the-counter products, the recipes you make yourself contain no harmful preservatives. Most basic needs can be covered with just ten essential oils.” – The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy


My Thoughts
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy is a very complete book about essential oils and aromathereapy. It offers a simple introduction and base information about essential oils, aromatherapy, and how they have been used for so long.

Quality is of the highest concern for me as someone who uses essential oils daily. I only use the 100% pure therapeutic grade oils, which Worwood also suggests doing. The prices are more for some than others, and a lot more for some than others. If you find a “set” of oils claiming to be of this high quality for a cheap price, it is highly unlikely these are what they claim to be. With the author’s clear knowledge of this, I wonder why she didn’t include Young Living Essential Oils in the list of reputable suppliers. She seemed to favor Essentially Yours, which is based in the UK and I couldn’t even find any good information about their essential oils. The book was written in 1991, so maybe that is why – also no websites were listed.

This reference guide is over 400 pages and offers the reader quite a lot of information. You can learn about specific oils, which oils are best to help which condition and areas of the body. She also gives recipes for many different issues, which I like quite a lot.

The only section that I really did like was the section on animals. Especially the portion on cats. I have three cats, and shortly after I bought a lot of the Young Living Essential Oils, I had a flea issue with them. Luckily, they are outside cats, but still, I wanted to get rid of the fleas while also making sure none got on me. Cats are different than dogs in this because cats can not eliminate the oils as well, and you want to make sure not to use the essential oils on cats without much research and concern for which ones you are specifically using. I don’t feel like the author addressed this at all. I can’t really give my opinion on the other animals discussed because I have not done research on those types yet.

Overall, I think this is a good reference with lots of good base information for someone starting out with essential oils.



* Thank you to the publisher of The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White

The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White is a beautifully written debut novel about secrets, both past secrets and present secrets, and how things that stay hidden contribute to the lives of the people who keep them hidden.


Book Description
The house brought them together, but secrets will tear them apart.
When Betty Gardiner dies, leaving behind an unkempt country home, her grandson and his young wife take a break from city life to prepare the house for sale. Nowell Gardiner leaves first to begin work on his second mystery novel. By the time his wife Vivian joins him, a real mystery has begun: a local girl has been found dead in the woods behind the house. Even after the death is ruled an accident, Vivian can’t forget the girl, can’t ignore the strange behaviour of her neighbours, or her husband. As Vivian attempts to put the house in order, all around her things begin to fall apart.
The Qualities of Wood is a novel about secrets. Family secrets. Community secrets. And secrets between lovers, past and present. And all of these secrets have their price.” – The Qualities of Wood


My Thoughts
The Qualities of Wood is a very well written book by a new author that I will keep on my list of authors to watch for future books. This novel is not a fast-paced mystery or thriller, but it unravels at a slow and steady pace with characters reeling you in along the way. I like this about the story, although I can see how it might be a little too slow for some people.

The characters are all well-formed and memorable. The main characters of Vivian and Nowell are interesting, and their secrets make the book a very interesting read right up to the end. The extra characters, like the townspeople add to the intrigue of the story and makes you wonder more about the history of the town they moved to. The scenery descriptions are vivid and make you feel like you are seeing it the way the author envisioned it.

Overall, I really liked this novel. It is a great read that kept me interested in the story and the characters up to the end. I definitely recommend it!



* Thank you to the publisher of The Qualities of Wood, Harper Collins 360, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 27, 2014

Young Living Lavender Essential Oil 101 Video

This is my latest YouTube video! It is part of the 101 basic info to the oils that I decided to do. It is part of the “Everyday Oils” kit which is also included in the “Premium Starter Kit” – which is an AMAZING value!

This one is all about Lavender – check out the video to learn more about it!


If you liked it, please also “like” it on the YouTube page and “subscribe” to my channel because I will be adding in more for the different oils! When I finally break down and get a good camera (or a better phone), I’ll post more personal ones with me in them!



 I am part of an AMAZING team with Young Living. Seriously, they offer so much help and fun things to share, like the Lemon Droppers share-o-matic where I can generate graphics with my information on it for free. I’m so glad I am with the team I am in! If you want to be a part of it and join me, definitely let me know and I can help get you signed up with me!  If just using the link, please make sure you sign up as a wholesale member (that way you save 24%) and that my number ( 1860270 ) is listed for Enroller and Sponsor and e-mail me so I can start helping you with everything!

Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox

Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox is a book written based on the teachings from Meister Eckhart in the 13th century. Fox is able to write in a way about the teachings that transcends religions, and gets to the heart of all of it no matter what religion you may be, because beneath all of it – it is spirituality.


Book Description
Though he lived in the thirteenth century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings were in many ways modern. He taught about what we call ecology, championed artistic creativity, and advocated for social, economic, and gender justice. All these elements have inspired spiritual maverick Matthew Fox and influenced his Creation Spirituality. Here, Fox creates metaphorical meetings between Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, and other radical thinkers. The result is profoundly insightful, substantive, and inspiring.” – Meister Eckhart


My Thoughts
Meister Eckhart is a must read book that really shows us all that what we do in our life matters, even if it is doing something not as “big” as you may think it really is. Fox is able to show in this book that the teachings of Meister Eckhart from the 13th century are actually very influential even in this modern world we live in now.

I really enjoyed learning about Eckhart through this book. It is actually the first time I had read about him, but a lot of what he taught is what I have believed in. Not 100% of all of it, but such is spirituality, right? The overall message is there for all of us to take in and become a better spiritual being.

Overall, I really like this book and will re-read it again. It is definitely an excellent resource for teachings of Eckhart and just being true to one’s own spirituality. I highly recommend it.



* Thank you to the publisher of Meister Eckhart, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.