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The Heathcare System is Broken

 ‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death – yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Faith

Thirst For Righteousness

Feeling more in touch with the bible version of being righteous these past few weeks. I like these few examples I found from an online article about Noah in the old testament. From the article: “Being righteous is being acceptable to God. Noah is the first person in the Bible to be called righteous: “Noah…

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EntrepreneurshipFreedomMarried LifeParent Life

Dream Boarding

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build. -Robert Collier A vision board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams. The best…

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Faith

12 Tribes

I wanted to share some things I have been thinking from my bible studies. You’ve likely heard about the 12 tribes of Israel, well I teach a Sunday school class full of amazing 12 year olds and we have been diving more into the back story of this in Genesis. I have been loving learning…

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Essential OilsHealth SimplifiedParent Life

When the Storm Rolls In

“The greatest things you learn from trials are what matters, who matters, and why it matters” -Rubyanne My pregnancy with Chloe was pretty normal. We had a scare after my 20 week ultrasound that some of her measurements were off and the doctors thought there was a possibility of Down’s syndrome. After several more tests…

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Parent LifeUncatagorized

Clean up Your Make-up Routine

So, I have never been a real make up kinda person. Motherhood just made that worse. I mean, if you spent 24 hours a day vomiting, in nine months chunks, for the last 13 years, you probably wouldn’t bother with make-up either. (8 kids means a large majority of time pregnant and suffering with morning…

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Health Simplified

Your Health is Your Choice

This is a hard fact for most of us to hear. And, some of you reading, will immediately think of a healthy person you know who died from a health issue, and use that as an a excuse to say, “People get sick anyways, I might as well eat/drink/do what I want.” Think of the…

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Essential OilsHealth Simplified

Essential Oils for Respiratory Care

Our oils routine for Chloe Traditionally, a number of essential oils concentrated in monoterpene compounds have been recommended to support respiratory health.* In a 2016 study, German scientists reviewed research on a blend of essential oils standardized to specific levels of the monoterpenes d-limonene, 1,8-cineole, and alpha-pinene to determine the effectiveness of these compounds in…

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Married LifeMotherhood Moments

Make-up for Motherhood

No, I don’t sell any of this. I have a very amazing friend I purchase my LipSense through: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145009379383042/   Some of my favorite Burt’s Bees: https://amzn.to/2wnN2pk https://amzn.to/2rtBXy8 https://amzn.to/2woEe2n Favorite Mascaras: Naturally Rooted: https://amzn.to/2wqAgq9 Physician’s Formula: https://amzn.to/2rtDxQq

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Parent Life

Motherhood-Fabulous in 5 Minutes

No, I don’t sell Beauty Counter. No, I don’t get anything for sharing this with you. I just love the quality of the products, and the mission of the company in reference to regulating the ingredients in the products we apply to our skin! Taking care of yourself, is part of taking care of your…

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Health SimplifiedParent Life

Toxic Baby

Genetic Diversity I have done my very best to write this post as with as much research and backing , and also trying to not offend anyone who might have been born with their “sex” not aligning in all 3 categories (if you don’t know what I am talking about, please read on).   Could…

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Parent Life

Mom Fashion

Like the “mom jean” but better! First, let me say that this jumpsuit is amazing whether you are a mom or not. But the fact that it fits my super long, slightly squishy, torso AND I can breastfeed in it, just makes it THE BEST THING EVER!   I have wanted to be able to…

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Parent Life

Road Trip

Prepping for a 5000 mile road trip with the fam! Have you ever done big road trips? What are your must haves? We’re on the road the whole month of June and starting the week off with a week vacation in the outer banks after driving 2,000 miles across the country. With all the kids,…

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FitnessHealth SimplifiedThe Man Cave

TUT

Some of the hardest workouts I have ever done include hardly moving at all, TUT or time under tension and slow moving strength yoga have tested my patience, endurance and mental focus. I follow a dude called Dylan Werner who is amazing at Yoga (Strength Yoga) and I am still on his beginner level stuff…

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We Love Madagascar

Lauren’s brother Michael first became passionate about helping the Malagasy people while serving a christian mission in Madagascar. Since then, he has worked on many projects to help lift the Malagasy people out of poverty. There are so many times we see people suffering and we wonder what a difference we could possibly make. There are…

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Parent Life

Kids and Emotions

One of the reasons I love using essential oils so much, is for their emotional support benefits. Being a parent will test every bit of your self control and sometimes, we don’t have any. Essentials oils can help us cheer up, help motivate us to get through the day, help balance us when we are…

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Parent Life

Kids Do Not Have A Filter

 Kids can truly say the darndest things. My kids just haven’t developed that filter yet that most of us adults have learned to use. At times it is so funny to hear what they are thinking… and other times I want to hide in a hole. Like the other day, when I was out shopping for feminine products, my…

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Essential OilsHealth Simplified

Groomed to be an Addict

Pills are Everywhere The opioid drug epidemic is now taking 60,000 lives a year. Increasingly, parents and the police are encountering toddlers and young children unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s opioids. At the children’s hospital in Dayton, Ohio, accidental ingestions have more than doubled, to some 200 intoxications a year, with tiny bodies…

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Essential OilsHealth SimplifiedParent Life

Our Favorite Prenatal

Ever wonder why more and more kids are popping up with food allergies? Could it possibly be the synthetic vitamins we are pushing on pregnant moms as quality prenatals? Read this article by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/about-aaaai/newsroom/news-releases/folic-acid   First, lets talk about folate versus folic acid: Folate, or vitamin B9,…

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Essential OilsHealth Simplified

What’s Better than CBD?

A Chemist’s Perspective: Cannabinoids, Cannabis, and Caryophyllene https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-safety-physiology-a-chemists-perspective   In this article, we review the endocannabinoid system and the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and Beta-caryophyllene (BCP). https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-safety-physiology-endocannabinoids-explained   Copaiba Essential Oil https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-research-news-copaiba-essential-oil   Current research on Copaiba oil http://www.aromaticscience.com/category/copaiba/

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Essential OilsHealth Simplified

The Real Cost of Your Food

Heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and sudden death. We are better then this. We can do a better job taking care of ourselves. There are better options. The pizza/beer/fast food/ processed food/crap we eat is not worth a life of pills and side effects like this. https://www.cbsnews.com/…/nexium-prevacid-prilosec-common-…/ https://www.cbsnews.com/…/heartburn-drugs-proton-pump-inhi…/ https://www.cbsnews.com/…/nexium-prevacid-prilosec-common-…/ https://www.cbsnews.com/…/common-heartburn-drugs-linked-wi…/

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REAL MenRighteous

Focus Men

R = Righteous Hope your weekend was filled with positive activities and surrounded by people you care about. As you begin this week I wanted to share a few thoughts about focus and how it relates to our “R” for today. Have you ever noticed how some people seem to always have “problems” or drama…

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REAL Men

Questions to Ponder

Wrapping up this first week of the REAL Men launch, here are a few questions I wanted to throw out there to ponder this weekend …. and we can chat more about them next week. 1) Do you spend more time trying to maximize strengths or totally reverse a weakness? 2) Will filling your days…

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REAL MenRighteous

R is for Righteous

I will take this first week in this group to dive a bit deeper into what I mean by a REAL man and each component of that. Today will be the “R.” Righteous does not necessarily mean godly or “right” in my mind and hope for using this word, I want it to simply mean…

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EngagedREAL Men

E = Engaged

Today let’s talk about the “E.” Why I chose Engage was to highlight some perspective and hopes of accountability into what we are actually ENGAGED in. Is it helping us, or taking us farther from where we want to be in life? Here is a great exercise to do today to see where you are…

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Personal DevelopmentREAL Men

Man Up!

What did you say, man up? “Don’t tell me what to do!” But if man up, simply means this definition in the pic with the great Ali, then I can relate to that. Here’s a little bit of inspiration and a focus for the week. Even if you working toward something else, a better path,…

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Healthy LivingKidsRecipies

Peaceful Child

Holistic Habitats: A rainy day outside doesn’t have to mean crazy day inside! ☔️☀️ holisticessentials_ Peaceful Child Blend: 85 drops Vetiver, 30 drops Ylang Ylang, 20 drops Frankincense, 15 drops Clary Sage, 10 drops Marjoram, and 35 drops of fractionated coconut oil. Enjoy!

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Conquer Bed Wetting

Holistic Hush-Hush: Have a little secret, promise that you’ll tell? If you wet the bed on accident, you’ll like oils pretty well! || ☺️holisticessentials_ Recipe to support bladder control is an equal mix of Cypress and Balance oil. So fill a roller bottle 1/4 with cypress, 1/4 balance, and 1/2 with fractionated coconut oil! Apply to…

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Healthy Living

Chemicals Much

Over 60,0000 new chemicals have been introduced into society in the last 50 years and we are now exposed to more chemicals in one week than our grandparents were in a year! We must wash those synthetics right out of your system! The plastics, the fake estrogens, the endocrine disruptors, the thyroid killers, the liver…

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Healthy Living

Source To You

Over 100 doTERRA essential oils are sourced from over 40 nations. It is vital that a plan is grown and harvested in it’s natural habitat. Find out more about our growers, farmers, harvesting and scientists here: www.sourcetoyou.com  

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Personal Development

Change

I is amazing how when we change our point of view, our whole world can change. Put on those rose colored glasses, see the glass half full, and find the good in everyone. -Lauren

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Personal Development

See the light in Others

Love others as you wish to be loved. Treat others as you wish to be treated. See the good, focus on the good and watch how it changes your life. When we focus on the good in people our relationships change, our view on life changes, and miracles happen. -Lauren

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Giving Back

Rescue 2M

Rescue 2M: Help end child sex trafficking Watch please. We are humbled to be part of this cause and hope you will consider joining us to help these children. ‪We have created a fundraising effort through t-shirt sales and private donations. Here is the link for the t-shirts: https://www.booster.com/rescue-innocence or you can send donations directly to paypal at:…

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Personal Development

Opportunities

Start each day off in meditation or prayer, asking for guide you to someone who needs love and that you will be inspired to show them love in the way they need it most. It will often be something small like a smile at the right moment, holding the door for someone coming behind you…

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Personal Development

Peace

Peace is not what is found at the end of the journey, it is what we experience in the journey. Having faith that we are doing what we are meant to do when we are meant to do it, is true peace.

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Personal Development

Fill Up Your Cup

I was blessed to grow up with parents who believed in the importance of personal development. I can remember long car rides listening to Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and Dale Carnegie. I was instilled with the knowledge that there are personal development tools available to help each of us grow and overcome the…

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