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Premium Starter Kit – Part 1

If you have been reading my blogs, you know I am affiliated with Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO), a company that specializes in natural products. In order to introduce people to the oils, the founder, D. Gary Young and his crew, have put together what they call Premium Starter Kits. They are a good way to get acquainted with the oils and what they do. Today, I want to begin to tell you about the Premium Starter Kit that most new members buy. This kit includes:


  • Rainstone Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection of 5 ml bottles of Lavender, Peppermint Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Copaiba Vitality, Frankincense, Thieves Vitality, Purification, R. C., DiGize Vitality, PanAway, and Stress Away
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

For my next few blogs, I thought I would concentrate on the oils in the kit, starting with Lavender. In the oiling world, lavender is known as “the swiss army knife.” It has soothing properties and people like to use it to add a clean fresh scent in the room and to put on burns. Inhaling it gives you a relaxed feeling.


Peppermint Vitality promotes healthy intestinal function and supports normal digestion. Do you like mint in your tea? Add the peppermint vitality for a minty flavor.


You may be wondering what the word “vitality” means when put on an oil label. Vitality is simply a way to distinguish a dietary-grade essential oil that can be added to food or taken in capsule form.


Next time, I’ll write about Frankincense and Copaiba Vitality, plus some information on other premium starter kits.


If you would like to know more about the starter kit, you can email me at


If you would like to order a Premium Starter Kit now, go to






Chemical Free Living

Today we continually hear about toxicity and genetically modified foods that we are exposed to everyday. We know this is not good for us, but, I think, some of us feel that there is nothing we can do about it.


There is definitely something we can do about it. We can use natural cleaning agents and eat natural foods as much as possible. Luckily, for us there is a company in the U. S. that specializes in natural products. This company is Young Living Essential Oils. It was founded by D. Gary Young, who was looking for non-toxic and natural solutions for living in today’s world.


Young Living Essential Oils (known as YLEO) are distilled from plants grown in unaltered soil and without chemicals. The oils are safe to use and promote a toxic-free and chemical free life style. (See


One of these YLEO products is called Thieves. Gary first produced Thieves as an oil and since then has incorporated it into the Thieves product line which includes several products including cleaner, hand soap, throat lozenges and spray. The cleaner is one of my favorite products because I can use it to clean my house without the use of toxic chemicals. So, what is in Thieves you may ask. It is a combination of cloves, cinnamon, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus – all natural and all capable of killing bacteria and other harmful organisms. Blended together they create a great pleasant smelling and powerful cleaner. And while you are cleaning, you experience the benefit of inhaling the aroma and getting a clean bathroom!!


You are probably thinking that Thieves is an odd name for a product that can kill harmful bacteria. Well, here’s the history behind it. In the 15th century, Europe was ravished by a deadly plague. People were dying and the plague was extremely contagious. A group of 4 thieves were robbing the dead and dying, but they themselves seemed immune to the disease. When they were finally captured, the king asked them how they managed to survive being exposed to the plague. They revealed that they used a combination of clove and rosemary and other botanicals which they carried with them and inhaled. Hence, the name Thieves.

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For a better life, Kathryn






A Good Mentor is Worth a Thousand Words


Network Marketing is all about connections. The most important connection you can make is with a mentor. Mentors are the key to success. Find the best mentor you can; someone who is walking the walk and talking the talk. I don’t always like clichés but that one fits the bill. Oops, I did it again. Network Marketing is fortunate to have many fantastic and successful mentors.


Teri Secrest is one of those mentors. Her book “How to be a Stunning Success in Network Marketing” is an eye opener. As I was reading this book, I made several notes about her message. Confidence and integrity are two of her cornerstones. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you. Your perception of who you are will become reality. So perceive yourself as knowledgeable, confident, successful and influential and others will see those qualities in you. Smile, exude love and light, and don’t judge others are other cornerstones of Teri’s success. People will be drawn to you; then you can connect with them. Network Marketing is all about connections.



For a Better Life,


Giving Thanks

So here it is – Thanksgiving again. Time to give thanks. I have so much to be thankful for: my family, friends, my Young Living Power Team members, D. Gary and Mary Young. Now just because I might not have mentioned your name specifically, don’t think I’m not thankful for you. I am thankful for everyone I have met and interacted with in my life. You have each contributed to who I am today in some way. Every day is a new adventure and learning experience. Learning is an extremely precious commodity. I see some people repeating the same mistakes over and over. You need to take each experience and learn what you can from it. Don’t spend a lot of time regretting what has happened, grow as a person and move on.


I have experienced personal growth in many aspects of my life, including with the Young Living Essential Oils. The oils have had a tremendous impact on my life, both health wise and business wise. Health wise they have helped me enjoy my life and feel good just about every day. Business wise they have made it possible for me to meet amazing people and to work from home. D. Gary Young and his wife, Mary, are an inspiration to me and spending time with them, makes me thankful for people with vision who want to help others.


What more can I say? I am so thankful and hope all of you have many blessings to be thankful for also.


For a Better Life,




Fall is a time of transition – the leaves change color, the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop. We get out our “winter” clothes and put away the “summer” ones (if you live where there is winter). We start preparing for the upcoming celebrations, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This year I’ll be making another transition – living without my constant 4 legged companion of the last 14 years, Rex. Rex and I bonded in many ways. He watched over me and helped keep me safe. I never felt alone or lonely when he was around. We would take long walks by the lake and he loved to chase small critters that intrigued him. I could talk to him (no, I’m not crazy) and he would listen intently. A little while ago I wrote in my blog that Rex was getting up in years and was having a hard time getting around. He continued to deteriorate to the point where I had to let him ago. It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do. The house seems so empty now. I really miss him, but, as you’ve heard before, life goes on. So, I will continue to transition from summer to fall to winter and to life without Rex. RIP my sweet friend.


For a better life,



The OOLA Life



This past Friday night I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend an OOLA Dream Tour meeting in Rochester, New York. What an evening! OOLA means balance and the message was about getting and keeping your life in balance.


The co-founders of OOLA, Dr. Troy and Dr. Dave, spoke and entertained us for 90 minutes about how OOLA got started and where it is today. When they first formulated their idea two years ago, they approached some companies they thought would be open to collaborating with them. Luckily for us, Gary Young and Young Living saw the powerfulness of this message and agreed to get on board. After Gary heard their whole idea, he developed two oils to start the ball rolling – OOLA Grow and OOLA Balance. That was the start of this great relationship.


Now, a little more about the OOLA message and philosophy. There are seven areas in which you should have balance. They are FITNESS, FAITH, FAMILY, FIELD (career), FUN, FRIENDS and FINANCE. Put them in any order you want to, they are all pretty much equal in your life. Troy and Dave’s message was to analyze where you are now in each area (rate yourself between 1-10), decide where you want to be and set 3 goals to help you get there. Pick one of these goals and work on it faithfully. Don’t give up. When you have achieved that goal, work on another one. You can work on more than one at a time, but put your major focus on the one that is most important to you now.


Don’t let these obstacles get in your way: envy, laziness, misdirected focus, fear, guilt, anger, or self-sabotage. Use these qualities instead: humility, gratitude, love, discipline, wisdom, passion and integrity.


You can google these guys on the internet and see where they might be speaking next. If you want an uplifting and inspiring evening, go hear them speak.


For a Better Life,


Open your Mind


The first Young Living Essential Oil I was exposed to was Canadian Red Cedar. I applied it to my wrist in the presence of a Hopi man named Limping Snow Wolf. The year was 1994 and Limping Snow Wolf was traveling around the country to spread the word about the Hopi prophecy. His message was mainly about the need for mankind to open up its mind and regain harmony with nature and each other. Too many people had closed their minds and were making judgments about others and their life styles. These kind of negative thoughts and judgments are counterproductive. We need to listen to information without judging it and keep our hearts and minds open. An open heart and mind will attract people to you in a positive way. Positive thoughts and actions will lead to positive results.


The application and inhalation of the Canadian Red Cedar allowed me to be open to the message that Limping Snow Wolf was imparting. I wanted to leave the low frequency that negative judgments brought on behind me and approach each new day on an open, positive note.


Unfortunately, we can no longer get Canadian Red Cedar oil but I have found that Cedarwood works in a similar fashion. Use it when you need to open your heart and let positive thoughts rule.


Decisions, decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. It seems that everyday we are faced with decisions about everything – what to wear, what to eat, who to love, when to have or not to have a baby, to get a new job or stay with our current one. So what’s the “trick” to making decisions? Better yet, what’s the “trick” to sticking with the decisions you make?


Let me give an example, you tell a friend about your life long desire to take a trip to Italy, where your ancestors are from. Your friend says, “Me too, let’s go!” Invariably, you will start to list all the reasons why you can’t go – the money, getting time off work, you don’t have the right luggage, etc. Here’s the thing, all those negatives are holding you back and you won’t go to Italy. BUT, if you make the decision to go, guess what – you will find a way to get the money, time off, the luggage – everything you need to make the trip.


The most important step is to make the actual decision, then you will be able to move toward making it happen. Have confidence in yourself and your choices. Don’t let negative thoughts hold you back. Tell yourself that you deserve the life and happiness you want. Keep telling yourself that – no more negative thoughts. Don’t give up on your hopes and dreams.


I learned a tremendous amount about decision making from one of my mentors, Bob Proctor. Bob is one of the founders of the Proctor Gallagher Institute. I subscribe to his streaming club which I attend weekly. Let me share with you some of his insights:


  • Decision makers are not afraid of making an error. If and when they make an error in their decisions, or fail at something, they have the ability to shrug it off. They learn from the experience but they will never submit to the failure.
  • You and I must realize that our thoughts ultimately control every decision we make. You are the sum total of your thoughts. By taking charge this very minute, you can guarantee yourself a good day. Refuse to let unhappy, negative people or circumstances affect you.


  • Take the first step in predicting your own prosperous future. Build a mental picture of exactly how you would like to live. Make a firm decision to hold on to that vision and positive ways to improve everything will begin to flow into your mind.


Until next time, enjoy your life and have faith in your decisions.

Let nature take its course

“Let nature take its course,” an expression I’ve heard all my life, has been in my mind a lot in the recent months. The shores of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, where I grew up and still live, puts nature squarely in the forefront of your life and vision. You witness daily the force, beauty and impact nature has on your life.


Being a nature person, I have owned, observed and cared for animals for as long as I can remember. Right now, Rex, my German shepherd, is in the last stages of his life. Rex has been my companion and protector for 14 years. He is a sweet and gentle dog and over the years has put up with many other dogs, cats and me. As he declined in health, I wrestled with the question of whether or not I should “put him down” or “let nature take its course.” I decided to “let nature take its course.”


Day after day, as I have to help him walk and get up off the floor and in the middle of the night as he wakes me up I say to myself that I’m going to take him to the vet the next day, but when morning comes, I can’t do it. I look into his eyes and I remember the times we’ve had and I think “one more day.” I really have made the decision to “let nature take its course,” but I have to renew that decision every day.


I learned from Bob Proctor that it is important to make decisions in your life and stick with them until you have accomplished something. Sometimes it is not easy to stick with those decisions (as in Rex’s case), but if you don’t, then your life just becomes an endless journey of wandering and wondering and getting nowhere. That’s not the life I want to live. I want to get somewhere and accomplish my goals. So Rex will be with me until his body says it’s time to go.


Join me next time as I will get more into making decisions and sticking with them.

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