Going on Adventures!

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I would have to say that my desire to go on adventures began at a very young age. I have never been one to sit still for very long so it was natural to imagine great adventures in the small space of my backyard.

On one particular occasion I spent an entire day with my neighbor reliving  “The Wizard of Oz” in her backyard. It was a perfect location with cement paths that easily transformed into the “Yellow Brick Road”. I was Dorothy and she was the Scarecrow.  We took that trip through the forest to the Emerald City. We met and dealt with every character along the way. Even the Wicked Witch of the West! It was quite the adventure!

Oh the hours my sisters and I were mermaids in our built-in swimming pool. We had an Island to rest on. We would swim for hours diving deep to find the largest pearl. The best mermaid is the one who could stay under the water the longest.

As I got older and my childhood was a memory I chose real live adventures. Camping in all of the National Parks is one of my dreams. So Far I have been to 10. My first being the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The energy and awe I  experienced standing on the rim is something that I will always carry with me. And just last year I was able to see the Giants of the Redwood Forest in Northern California. I felt like a dwarf standing in one of the hollowed out tree trunks.

My Young Living Business has been a huge adventure! I have been to so many places learning and growing not only my business but, myself. In March I traveled to Florida for conference and recently to Maryland for another conference. What was adventurous about them? I stayed in 5 Star Hotels! I met leaders that I have look up to that have become celebrities. And the personal development has been invaluable. I am growing this business so that I can complete my bucket list of places I plan to visit, adventures I plan to take. So stay tuned!!

Lavender

Maybe my first experience with Lavender was as a child with the sachets my grandmother use to put in her lingerie drawer. I believe there was crushed up lavender flowers in this little paper sealed envelope with a pretty picture on the front of a blooming lavender sprig. I have also smelled lavender in scented candles and soaps but, was that really lavender?  Those scents did not remind me of my grandmother. And when I think about it, they really didn’t smell like lavender at all. But, I have smelled Lavender! Real Lavender! Lavender Essential Oil! Steam Distilled from the actual plant! Now THAT smells like my Grandmother!!

The fragrance of real Lavender can promote an emotional calming environment. I love diffusing it at bedtime after a busy day. It helps calm this overthinker. I have also used Lavender on my skin after run ins with a knife or oven. Yes, I like to call Lavender the “Swiss Army Knife” of Essential Oils.

There are a lot of Lavender Essential Oils out there and I am sure some of them are pretty good. I prefer Young Living’s Lavender Essential Oil. Why? Because I have seen the farm in Mona, Utah where it grows. I have seen how it is steam distilled right on that farm after harvest. And I have watched Young Living’s Seed to Seal steps to ensure that every bottle of Lavender Essential Oil that I purchase is 100% pure. That is why it smells like my Grandmother.

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