Practical Perfection

with Pamela Henkel

Peaceful Meditation
Posted on January 13, 2021
Happy Wellness Wednesday. 

 How is your week going? Honestly, I have had a trying week. I have caught myself getting upset more than once. When I asked myself why I was so wound up over the week events. I realized that I had not taken the quality time I needed for prayer and meditation.

Once I adjusted, the stress and bad attitude began to pour off of me.

This made me think…" with all the hoopla of 202WON! Are there other folks out there who like me, need to pause and exhale?"

So today's Wellness Wednesday is dedicated to peaceful meditation 🕊

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, but psychologists and neuroscientists have studied it for only a few decades. The Bible mentions meditate or meditation 23 times, 19 times in the Book of Psalms alone.

The relaxation response [from meditation] helps decrease metabolism, lowers blood pressure, and improves heart rate, breathing, and brain waves. Tension and tightness seep from muscles as the body receives a quiet message to relax

11 science based benefits of meditation
● Reduces stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. ...
● Controls anxiety. ...
● Promotes emotional health. ...
● Enhances self-awareness. ...
● Lengthens attention span. ...
● May reduce age-related memory loss. ...
● Can generate kindness. ...
● May help fight addictions.
● Improves sleep
● Helps with pain
● Decrease blood pressure

Any Takers? Me Me Me 🙏

HOW TO MEDITATE: SIMPLE MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
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This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.
● You can put on some inspirational music, ocean waves etc.
● Light a candle or use a diffuser if you would like.
● Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want a blanket.
● Close your eyes. Make it fun - use a cooling eye masks or facial mask. Not necessary, only for fun.
● Make no effort to control your breath; simply breathe naturally.
● Focus your attention on a song, a Scripture, an affirmation. Or on your breath and on how your body moves with each inhalation and exhalation.

○ Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.  😇 

I also add a gratitude time to my meditation. During this time I thank God for everything and everyone I can think of.

⚘⚘Remember in order to own your day, you have to start by owning your morning.🌄


⏰  Just a few minutes of meditative reflection will carry you through your entire day. 

Wellness Quote
"In personal prayer we speak to God, but in meditative prayer we allow God to speak to us." - author unknown

Did you know…
20 minutes of restful meditation does as much good for your body as a solid 3-4 hour nap.


As always Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣

Have super rest of your week❤

BLESSINGS,
Pamela
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Self-Development: Readers are Leaders!
Posted on January 11, 2021
Happy Monday❣ 

How was your weekend? Ours was pretty uneventful. My kiddos played outside a lot and I rearranged parts of our home and my office. ❄

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I am enjoying the New Year New You 30 Day Challenge! I hope you are taking the challenge with me 😇 Today is Day 6 , you can find the daily challenges on my Facebook or Instagram page. Or  Email me HERE and ask to be added to the NEW Year New You email list. 

We are two weeks into 202WON. Time is marching along isn't it? What are you doing for self-development? One thing we can do is study! The easiest way to do this is by reading. Today reading is so easy to do. You can read on Kindle or many other e-book options. My favorite is Audible. It is an audio platform where books are read to you. YAY!

All of this can happen on your tablet or smartphone.🙌

Plain and simple...Readers Are Leaders!

I love this quote:
"A reader lives A thousand lives before he dies the man who never reads lives only one." George RR Martin

I have always told my children. Make book reading one if your BFs. In a book you can learn anything, be anyone and go anywhere 😎

When it comes to success and self development, the cheapest way to learn is from the mistakes of others.

This is the reason most successful people look to others for guidance and inspiration through the pages of a book.

Just today, I met with Les Brown, Dean Graziosi and Bob Proctor. How did I do that? Through the pages of a book.📖

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Your brain will thank you for the stimulation and so will your future self. Reading today is an investment into your tomorrow. ➡️

Here are my top 6 books that I encourage you to put on your must read list for 202WON!

You've Got To Be HUNGRY: The GREATNESS Within to Win
Book by Les Brown

Psycho-Cybernetics
Book by Maxwell Maltz
FREE ON YOUTUBE

Beyond Defeat
Book by James E. Johnson

Understanding Your Potential Expanded Edition
Myles Munroe

The Leader's Checklist: 10 Action Steps to Inspire Your Team for Success
Terri Savelle Foy

Think and Grow Rich
Book by Napoleon Hill

Enjoy and remember…

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go," - Dr Suess

As always, Thank You for reading 📚 and for sharing⚘

Thanking Heaven For You ,

BLESSINGS,
Pamela

Vision, Momentum and Self Confidence
Posted on January 6, 2021
Happy Wellness Wednesday!


How has your first week of 2021 been so far? Over here the kids are trying to get back in the swing of school. My Father-In-Love returned home. So the home feels very different than a week ago. I did complete my week 1 detox and I am going for week 2. Same directions as last week’s Wellness Wednesday.
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I am excited to announce that TODAY is day one of the New Year New You 30 Day Challenge.🏁

It is all about Vision, Momentum and Self-Confidence. We will begin on January 6th (today) for 30 days. Every morning I will send you a daily challenge on social media or in your email inbox.
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I am excited because we are starting 2021 strong . We are better together! 💪
  It is now January, we are all thinking about detoxing and getting rid of what the Holidays added to us . Adding essential oils to your daily routine can help put you in the right mindset to start a detox, as well as support your body during any detoxes you may try.


****Quality matters here, so make sure you’re working with pure essential oils.
Which is why I choose Doterra!
Here are 3 essential oils that can help support your detoxing efforts.

1 Lemon (we have talked about this oil before. Here is a refresher)🍋
This citrus oil is a great one to have on hand for detoxing. Its refreshing and regenerating. Lemon can help brighten your mood if you’re feeling down. Lemon is also a powerful antioxidant. It is great for scavenging free radicals, which makes it a fantastic choice for supporting the liver through the detoxification process.
Everyday use:
 Add 1–2 drops of diluted lemon oil to the bottom of your feet.
Add 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to your water or tea🍵

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2. Lavender ( another one we have discussed) 🌿
Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.
Lavender has a calming scent, which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. It has a long history of use for treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress.
Lavender has also traditionally been used for digestion, sleep, and even pain relief.
Everyday use: Put 2 drops of diluted lavender oil on the wrists twice a day to support the nervous system or apply to the soles of the feet before bedtime.
Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

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3. Grapefruit🥭
The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters which resemble those of grapes
Grapefruit contains antiviral, antiseptic, and diuretic properties It has traditionally been used to support the lymphatic and digestive systems.
 The crisp, invigorating aroma of grapefruit can help refresh and uplift the mind.
Grapefruit promotes the appearance of clear, healthy looking skin. Grapefruit can also support a healthy metabolism when used internally.*
Everyday use: Add to body wash or to a carrier oil for a massage to help get the blood and lymph moving.
Diffuse Grapefruit oil while dieting or trying to lose weight to increase motivation.
Add one to two drops to your water to support a healthy metabolism.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.

I Have super exciting news!!📰 
Purpose by Design will now be airing on Envisioned Broadcasting Radio every Wednesday at 7pm EST/6pm CST starting January 13th. Listen Here

Wellness Quote
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” - Author Unknown

As always Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣
Have super rest of your week❤

202WON!
BLESSINGS,
Pamela
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Decide
Posted on January 4, 2021
Hey Peeps

Happy New Year!

How was your New Year's Eve Celebration? 

This year I can honestly say, it was my absolute favorite December 31st EVER. It was just our family and my amazing Father-In-Love. We ate a seven course meal. No one had their phones which forced everyone to talk and enjoy each other. The kiddos played outside in the new Minnesota snow after dinner and then we played games. It was so simple and so wonderful. It truly is the "little things"."

At Midnight we took silly selfies and just like that BOOM! We are off and running full throttle into January!
202WON is here 🎉🙌
I do believe it is your year to win! So today, I want to share with you a Game Changer when it comes to winning in life!
READY SET WIN!
There is a single mental choice you can make and almost instantly it will solve major problems in life. This mental choice can improve any situation and slingshot you into destiny. What is this mental choice? It is called a Decision.
A lot of times it is the "lack" of making decisions that will cost us greatly. Our careers, health, income, relationships all become influenced negatively by the Lack of a quality decision.
As important as decision making is, it is not taught to most of us in school. Most of us have to develop this mental ability independently. 😎
I am one of those who learned the art of decision making on my own. Now as a homeschool family, our kids begin to learn decision making beginning at a very young age.🤔
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A person who does not develop decision making can end up with major internal conflicts. 😥
Create or Disintegrate
When we are indecisive we invite disintegration into our lives.
● Decision making creates opportunity.
If not now then when?
Most often decision making ends up being based on whether we have the right resources, people, etc. Don't let that dictate your decision..
● Decide Now! Wherever you are and with whatever you have❣
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I love the story about President Kennedy and his decision to build a rocket that would put a man on the moon.🎑
When President Kennedy asked what it would take to make this possible. A man named Warner Von Braun simply answered, " The will to do it".
             And...They did it!
Once we make a quality decision it is only a matter of time before we see it manifested.
Careful Don't Stumble
The greatest stumbling block to quality decision making is, circumstances.
● I can't because..
● I can do it when…
● I would like to but…
 Circumstances are real and they may cause a change in HOW something gets done. Circumstances should NOT ever stop you from making a quality decision.
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Did you know that Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times? No, we only hear about his 714 home runs.
● People remember the Successes!
Don't be scared of failing... it only makes you stronger and wiser!💪🦉
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Your life is SO important to many more people than you realize.
As Les Brown says… "You have Greatness In You."
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine!
Let it shine for the world to see
Don't hid it under a bushel

Wisdom Quote

"Go as far as you can see. When you get there you will see how you can go farther."
Thomas Carlyle

One Step at A Time👠

Remember!!!!

New Year, New You Challenge🎉🎉
● BEGINS TODAY!

It is all about Vision, Momentum and Self Confidence. We will begin on January 4th for 30 days. Every morning you will be able to access a daily challenge on social media or in your email inbox.

As always, Thank You for reading 📚 and for sharing⚘

Thanking Heaven For You ,

BLESSINGS,
Pamela

A New Year's Detox
Posted on December 30, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!💪

Happy New Year & Happy Holidays 🎁 How is your Holiday Week going?
We officially have snow In Minnesota. A lot of it❄❄.

I took my kiddos sledding today with our doggie. Let me be clear on this. I stayed in the car to keep it warm for all. 😎🔥

2021 is just around the corner. I would like to encourage all of you to take some ME Time. Get quiet, relax, and make your health goal shopping list.🧾 Please make your list before January 6th. I will give you step 2 in the next Wellness Wednesday.

Thank You ❤

This blog and community has been one of my biggest blessings of 2020. Wellness Wednesday started it all and as a lockdown experiment. It has quickly grown into Monday Wisdom and 30 Day Challenges. I am grateful for each of you who read, share and let me know how Wellness Wednesday has impacted you. I appreciate your support and I will strive to be even more helpful in 2021.❤❤


As Promised…
This week is a Detox week for me. I love ending the calendar year feeling strong and healthy physically. I am using Isagenix 9-Day Deep Cleansing System🍎

(I make it a 10 Day)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday
● Early Morning Vitamin Drink
● Protein Shake Mid-Morning
● Late Morning Healthy Snack
● Lunch - Protein Shake
● Healthy Afternoon Snack
● Healthy Dinner
● (If needed) Healthy Snack

Cleanse Days - Wednesday/Saturday/Tuesday
● Early Morning Vitamin Drink
● Mid-Morning Cleansing Tea Drink
● Healthy Snack
● Afternoon Cleansing Tea Drink
● Healthy Snack
● Dinner Cleansing Tea Drink
● Healthy Snack

Healthy snacks can total 200 calories on Cleanse Days.
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Drink AS MUCH water as you can!

I have a cup of organic coffee even on a cleanse day. - I add MCT Collagen Peptides as a creamer. ( if needed a splash of sugar free vanilla syrup from Starbucks)

Want to join me?

📣BONUS!!
Here is a fabulous Podcast about eating healthy through the Holidays

BONUS BONUS❣
Purpose By Design Podcast becomes a Radio Show beginning in January.
Watch for the Details✅
January Broadcasts will be dedicated to health and wellness.🍎

As always, Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣

Happy New Year 🎉

Have an amazing Holiday Week!
BLESSINGS,
Pamela
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A New Year's Week Thank You
Posted on December 28, 2020 
Happy Monday❣
How was your Christmas celebration? I'm enjoying our week of family time, catching up on reading, and wrapping up 2020. I have spent the last two weeks preparing for 2021. This week, 2021 Vision will roll out. I AM EXTREMELY EXCITED❗

I'm also gearing up for a Detox this week, finishing 2020 strong physically. More on in this week’s Wellness Wednesday.🍎

Thank You
This blog and community have been one of my biggest blessings of 2020. What started as a lockdown experiment in the spring has quickly grown into a method of learning, improvement, and gratitude, for both me and everyone who reads it. I'm thankful for how writing this blog has helped me grow as a person.
I am grateful for each of you who read and also share how something in the blog has impacted your life. I appreciate your support and I promise to strive to be even more helpful in 2021. ❤❤

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Here are a few December Highlights for you. 🎁
       Monday Wisdom 12/15
       Monday Wisdom Time Management 12/21
       Monday Wisdom Change 


Get 'Er Done in 2021
Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays from my family to yours.
As I reflect on this year, I really believe 2021 will be the best year of our lives! If we will commit to spreading love, value, growing and making an impact- together!
Instead of focusing on what happened TO you, commit right now to learning from it instead. Choose today what needs to change, to learn from the struggles that were faced in 2020. In some way commit to grow in wisdom and Get 'Er Done In 21!

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NEW🎉 Challenge begins January 4th.
New Year, New You Challenge🎉🎉
It is all about Vision, Momentum and Self Confidence. We will begin on January 4th for 30 days. Every morning you will be able to access a daily challenge on social media or in your email inbox.
I am excited to start 2021 strong. We are better together!
Are you ready?!! You can start by sharing this blog with others. Would you be willing to share with five friends who are ready for change? Add the New You Challenge on your daily schedule 📅 right away.
Together let's charge full throttle into 2021!😎

Quote Of The Week📣

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start ~ Nido Qubein

Here are a couple options I found for you.

As always Thank You For Reading & Sharing :💞

Thanking Heaven For You,
BLESSINGS,
Pamela

Promote Peace 🕊
Posted on December 23, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!💪
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 🎁 How is your Christmas Week going? Today, we had Day 1 of 2 holiday baking days. Our home was loud and full of joy 😂 Tomorrow should bring more of the same.💞

The 30 Days Gratitude Challenge for today was to have coffee/tea with a friend. So my adult daughter and I enjoyed Starbucks together while we baked. ☕🍪

I LOVE the Gratitude Challenge so much that I created a new challenge for us beginning in January. Watch your email 👀
Happy Holidays🎄
This Wellness Wednesday Blog is dedicated to Essential Oils that promote PEACE🕊

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Clary Sage
With uses dating back to the Middle Ages, Clary Sage essential oil includes relaxing and soothing properties that help with rejuvenation and calming of the skin.

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height
The main chemical component of Clary Sage oil is linalyl acetate, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils.
Inhaling Clary Sage essential oil adds to a relaxing environment, and internal use promotes a restful night’s sleep.💤
Uses
● Rub three to five drops of Clary Sage oil on the abdomen for a soothing massage.
● Combine Clary Sage oil with Roman Chamomile essential oil and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.
● Add Clary Sage oil to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.
● Combine Clary Sage essential oil with a carrier oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.
Directions
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Get Your Sage Oil Here

Vetiver Oil ( a member of the grass family)
Has a unique, exotic aroma, it is ideal for massage therapy and calming routine before going to sleep. I LOVE Vetiver!
Vetiver is used extensively in perfumes. Because it is so calming, Vetiver is a fabulous massage oil.
Uses
● Use as a massage oil.
● Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
● Diffuse alone or with Lavender.
● Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of the container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.
Directions
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil..
Get Your Vetiver Oil Here

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Lavender Oil
Lavender is considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses. Lavender is calming and relaxing, promotes peaceful sleep and will ease feelings of tension when used internally.* 🙏
In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress. Apply to your temples or the back of your neck. Try a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. ( this is a top favorites of mine)
Uses.
● Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
● Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
● Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
● Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
Directions
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil.

Here is a fun lavender lemonade recipe.
That I have nicknamed Paisley Park

Here is an Oil Of Peace Recipe for you.
6 drops of Lavender
6 Drops of Clary Sage
3-4 Drops of Vetiver
You could also add or substitute
Ylang Ylang Flower, Frankincense
Lemon or Lime.
(Let it set over night. Check the scent in the morning. If you like it add your carrier oil)
Don't want to make your own...

Happy Holidays everyone! Take time to enjoy and practice being mindful this season.

Here is a little Christmas Cheer for you

Holiday Quote of the Week
Peace on earth will come to stay  
When we live Christmas everyday 
~Helen Steiner Rice

As always Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays❣

Have an amazing Holiday Week ❄
BLESSINGS,
Pamela


Time Management 🎄
Posted on December 21, 2020 
Happy Monday! 

How was your weekend? We were dog sitters. Our dog Bailey had his friend Nova over for the weekend🐕🐕‍🦺. Boy, did they have fun running around the house like goofballs. Now Bailey is sound asleep in his kennel due to his busy weekend lol. 💤

🎁We are on the home holiday 🎁stretch this week. Ready or not here it comes❣
This Monday Wisdom I would like to dedicate to Time Management.⏰ As 2020 rolls out and 2021 rolls in we will have a new year, 525600 minutes and 8760 hours. What will you do with all of that time? How will you manage it?
Time is the most important resource we have in life. My dad used to say, "Time passes either way so use it wisely." It’s the one thing we can’t make more of. Yet few people are satisfied with how their time is spent. ⏰
I would like to share the 5 Top Time Management Tools I Utilize.

1. Decide✅
We often feel overwhelmed by our ‘to-do list’. We will always have more things to do than time in which to do them. So we must decide…. What is needed most. Weekly I like to consider my monthly schedule and then choose what is on my list. Then I move over what needs to be done today. I find this to be an easier way to Decide what is needed most.

2. Sunday Review🧾
On Sundays I sit down with my calendar and journal to review. I review the past week and preview the week to come.

It is easy to cruise through life without examining the present and whether our actions are getting us closer to our goals. Reviewing and Previewing is an essential part of managing your time and yourself.

3. DEEP Work🚧
DEEP Work is a practice that helps you cultivate focus and uncover insights so that you can do your best work.

Our best work is done in 2-4 hour uninterrupted periods, called periods of Deep Work. Major breakthroughs in understanding or insight often come after 90 minutes or so.

Our attention ‘resets’ every time we get distracted or take outside input. Outside input includes checking email, messages, social media or watching videos. Activities like exercise, taking walks and water breaks are fine.

To achieve anything great, we must create an environment where we can habitually do Deep Work and avoid distractions.

So decide✅ right now when your DEEP work time will be for this week.🗓
4. Energy Management ⚡
We all have limited energy and time in a day. How we use our time and our state of mind determines the effectiveness our work will be.

Action & Inaction
To grow and perform optimally, we need periods of action and inaction - periods of stress and recovery.

Stress is activity that pushes us to our limits and tests us mentally, physically and emotionally. This could be working our job, running our company or navigating the demands of being a student.

Recovery is activity that rejuvenates and renews us. It balances the impact of stress and allows us to use stress to grow rather than to decline .

We must make time for recovery in our daily routine, otherwise ‘burn out’ or being overwhelmed is inevitable. Try to pair a period of stress with a period of recovery. Work as hard as you can. But ensure that you’re taking breaks to truly refresh your focus and energy, for both your mind and body.😇

5. Reading for Purpose📚
Finding your purpose for reading something is as easy as asking: “Why am I reading this? What do I want to learn?” before you read.
That question primes the mind to look for information which is relevant to your purpose. Reading for purpose will increase understanding, gain clarity and bring about answers...

Here is a Pinterest Board I made for you with some awesome resources.

Wisdom Quote
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." -- Stephen R. Covey

Have a beautiful Christmas week!

As always, Thank You for sharing❤

Happy Holidays!

Thanking Heaven For You,

BLESSINGS,

Pamela

The Oil of Joy 🎄
Posted on December 16, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!💪
How has your week been so far? We have had a busy but amazing week so far. Many things manifesting that we have waited on for a long time . I have much to be grateful for 🙏

So, I have decided to dedicate this Wellness Wednesday Blog to …
The Oil Of Joy!
There are MANY essential oils when grouped together are called the Oil Of Joy.
I am going to share my favorites with you today.📣

Lemon - One of my top favorites!
Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.
USES
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. creates an uplifting environment.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. ( I take Lemon oil internally daily. In water, protein shakes, tea and with Emergence-C)
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil.
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Orange - Top Seller 👌
Sue to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange oil possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when used internally.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange oil will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange oil enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.
USES
☆☆For an energizing boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil
Doterra Wild Orange is Kosher Certified.

Rose - Known as the "Queen of Oils."
Originally from the Syrian capital Damascus, it is highly sought after for its many therapeutic properties. the delicate bloom of the Rosa damascena. The labor-intensive production process has a very low yield; it takes more than 10,000 freshly picked rose blossoms to produce only one 5mL bottle of Rose essential oil.
Diffuse Rose oil to uplift your spirits; the blooming floral fragrance brings about feelings of love, care, and comfort.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Diffusing will promote feelings of energy and vitality
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Doterra Rose Oil - This oil is Kosher certified.
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Bergamot 
Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot oil for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee.
Bergamot is very helpful in combating anxiety, due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming,
☆☆☆Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot oil.
USES
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil.
Doterra Bergamot is Kosher Certified
Get Your Bergamot Oil here.
Jasmine- The king of flowers
Jasmine can be applied to pulse points for a calming, yet euphoric aroma that uplifts mood and promotes a positive outlook. Renowned for its skin benefits, Jasmine can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promotes a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.
USES
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Merry Christmas To You. 🎁
Oil Of Joy Essential Oil Recipe
       10ML roller bottle
8 drops Bergamot
3-4 Drops Lemon
1-2 Drops Orange
3-4 Drops of Jasmine/ Ylang Ylang/Geranium
OR 1 drop of Rose Oil
Let sit for 24 hours.
Check the scent to make sure it is what you enjoy. Add a drop or two more if needed. Mix with a carrier oil of your choice.
Enjoy!❄😇

Wellness Quote
Joy is the simplest form of Gratitude.
As always Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣
Have super rest of your week❤
BLESSINGS,
Pamela
💗

Enjoying the Holiday Season 🎄🎁
Posted on December 14, 2020 
Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
Our Christmas decorating is now complete. Yay!! Since the decorations went up late, we will keep them up longer :) ❄
🎄🎁
The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge is still changing lives and going strong. We are on Day 18. Here is the challenge for today.
● DAY 18: TAKE A THANKFUL PAUSE
○ Take a moment to be still and present. Intentionally focus on your blessings.
Follow the Challenge on our Facebook page and/or Instagram.

We are less than 🗓 12 days away from Christmas. My December mantra is, "Enjoying the holiday season is the most important part."
As 2020 rolls to a close this is a fabulous time to create your vision for 2021.
What will it take to make 2021 your best year ever?
🎉
Let's pretend it is Dec 31 of 2021 we are together sharing our 2021 highlights. It has been your best year ever! What will you be telling me has happened to make this the best year ever?
Write it all down 📜. Every part. Bob Proctor said, 'You can see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”
Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return therefore, everything that you want is already yours. It is simply becoming more aware of what you already possess.
Vision Boards and Vision Books
👀
If you have read a success book or been a part of a personal development program. Then you probably have heard about Vision Boards and how important they are. Vision Boards help us see ourselves living our dreams.
 Take everything that would make 2021 the best year ever and find images to go with it. Then the images go on a Vision Board or Book.
I have added a free how to create a vision board download and a Pinterest page for you.
💗⏬🎁
How To Make A Vision Board.
Pinterest Board
I am personally updating my Vision boards this week. 90% of what I put on my 2020 vision boards, came to pass. In the midst of a pandemic.🙌🙌 Which is crazy exciting! I will keep my 2020 Vision Boards to remind me, all that I have accomplished. Also, to encourage me as I create for 2021.
I hope you will take some ME time ⏰ ASAP and use these resources to create your Vision for 2021. You will be SO glad you did
Wisdom Quote📣
You want to make sure that your purpose is something people can benefit from long after you're gone. ~ Bob Proctor 
As always, Thank You for reading 📚 and for sharing❤
Happy Holidays!
Thanking Heaven For You ,
BLESSINGS,
Pamela

December Health and Wellness and More Ancient Oils
Posted on December 9, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
How has your week been so far? I am happy to share that our week has been incredibly quiet. My father-in-love is here and blessing his grands with early Christmas gifts. This house is full of happy kiddos.😁
This December, Purpose By Design Podcast will be dedicated to health and fitness. Each episode will contain an expert in the field of fitness, nutrition, mental health, and longevity.  You don't want to miss any of these! 
Tomorrow my guest will be Dray Fuller of Unity Fitness. Dray is a Transformation Coach Expert and very generous!

Below you will find two bonus freebies Dray has put together . 
Make sure you tune in to the podcast and receive a download of incredible practical health and wellness information. Plus a free 14 day free Unity Fitness trial.

Ok…. on with our Ancient Oils!
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, Cinnamon oil supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system when needed most. It is frequently used in mouth rinses and chewing gums.  
Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrées, and hot drinks. The Bible quotes cinnamon used in the making of anointing oil and Temple incense.
Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits.
Uses
● Put two drops in an empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system.
● Place one drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your irritated throat. *
● Put two to three drops of Cinnamon oil in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
● During your nightly routine, add one drop to two ounces of water and gargle for an effective mouth rinse.
● Dilute with a carrier oil and create a warming massage for cold, achy joints during wintertime.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute 1 drop essential oil to 10 drops carrier oil. See additional precautions below.
Doterra Essential oil is Kosher certified.
Primary Benefits
Internal use supports healthy metabolic function
Helps maintain a healthy immune system when taken internally
Naturally repels insects
Long used to flavor food😋
Sandalwood/Aloes
And there also came Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred-pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.  John 19:39‭-‬40 KJV 
Many botanists believe that aloes are derived from sandalwood, one of the oldest incenses known to man. Its 4,000-year history includes use as a carved wood as well as distillation for its sweet-, woody-, and fruity-scented oil. The great quantity of myrrh and aloes used in preparing Christ’s body for burial was indicative of respect.
Sandalwood is a name given to a class of fragrant woods that, unlike other aromatic woods, can retain their fragrance for decades. Both the wood and oil have been highly valued for centuries and Sandalwood has a documented history of many applications. It was traditionally used as an incense in religious ceremonies and for enhancing meditation, and the Egyptians used sandalwood for embalming. Sandalwood oil is very beneficial to the skin; it can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and it promotes a healthy, smooth complexion. Sandalwood oil has a sweet, woody aroma that is frequently used in meditation for its grounding effects.
Uses
● For an at-home spa experience, fill a large bowl with steaming water, then apply one to two drops of Sandalwood essential oil to your face and cover head with a towel. Place your face above the steaming water. Your skin will feel nourished and rejuvenated.
● Apply one to two drops to wet hair to help restore moisture and give hair a silky shine.
● Inhale Sandalwood directly from palms or diffuse to lessen tension and balance emotions.
Emotional Uses: May unlock emotions from DNA of cells.
Many therapists will diffuse Sandalwood prior to sessions with their clients..
● Sandalwood will oxygenate pineal and pituitary glands thus improving attitude.

Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
This Doterra essential oil is Kosher certified
Wellness Quote Of The Week
 Being healthy is not a fad or a trend it is a lifestyle.⚘⚘
As always Thank You so much for reading👀 and for sharing ❣
Have super rest of your week❤
BLESSINGS,
Pamela
💗

Happy December ~ More Ancient Oils
Posted on December 2, 2020 
Hey Peeps
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
How has your week been so far? Have you joined the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge? Watch for daily posts on FaceBook and Instagram.
We are doing it as a family. Today was 'get a treat' So we picked up Dunkin Donuts.😁

Truth be told.. I did not have one. I had eggnog instead 🥛. Did you know, some people drink eggnog warm? I recently learned of this. I thought it would taste gross. (Yes I tried it 🙌). Surprisingly, it did taste okay. 😁☕
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This December, Purpose By Design Podcast will be dedicated to health and fitness. Each episode will contain an expert in the field of fitness, nutrition, mental health, and longevity.
You don't want to miss any of these on Spotify.
REMEMBER - #Listen #Learn #Share
ON WITH OUR ANCIENT OILS
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Common Myrtle

Common Myrtle, also known as Corsican pepper, has been used for thousands of years as a symbol of love, honor, happiness, and generosity. Its benefits were well known as early as 600 B.C. In the Bible, it was used in purification ceremonies.

Directions For Use.
Diffuse: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Cassia - One of my favorites!

Cassia Oil, Cinnamomum cassia-
A warming oil that dates back to biblical times, Cassia essential oil may promote healthy digestion and immune function while providing a strong, uplifting aroma.*
A close relation to Cinnamon. Cassia has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits. It is also one of the essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament. Cassia is noted for its unmistakable fragrance and calming aromatic properties.
* Experimental research suggests that internal use of Cinnamaldehyde, a major constituent of Cassia, may support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
* Cassia is a great oil to diffuse during cold months due to its warming properties and spicy scent.
Due to its caustic nature, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly. When diluted and applied topically, Cassia can help soothe the body. Cassia oil can be used in cooking either as a replacement for cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts.

Directions For Use
● Add one drop of Cassia essential oil to citrus blends or diffuse with Clove and Ginger during fall and.
● Take one to two drops in veggie capsules for added immune support.*
● Combine one drop with a carrier oil and massage for a warming sensation.
● Combine one to two drops along with Lemon oil in a glass of water to support healthy digestion and metabolism.*
• Diffuse: Use three to four drops in a diffuser.
• Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
• Topical use: Dilute 1 drop essential oil to 10 drops carrier oil.
           This Doterra oil is Kosher certified.

Spikenard - I call it the extender oil.

Whatever an Essential Oil is used for Spikenard will extend the effectiveness of the it and the scent.
It's a flowering plant of the Valerian family, is native to high altitudes in the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard is another Ancient Oil found in the Bible. This essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the plant and has been valued for centuries,. Historically, Spikenard oil was used to uplift mood and promote relaxation. Spikenard essential oil promotes clean, healthy skin. Today, Spikenard oil is commonly used in perfumes and massage oils for its woody, musty scent.
Doterra Gold Nugget
By sourcing Spikenard oil from Nepal, doTERRA is able to support much needed income streams for harvesters and partner distillers, particularly in the remote areas where it is harvested, as well as support needed rural community development projects through our Co-Impact Sourcing® initiatives.

Directions For Use
● Diffuse- or apply one to two drops of Spikenard oil to the back of neck or to temples.
● Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard essential oil with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver. ( Spikenard will extend the scent of the oil. As long as you can smell it the oil is working)
● Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin. (This works!)
● Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.
• Diffuse: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
• Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Primary Benefits
• Uplifting and tranquil aroma
• Known to create a grounding environment
• Purifying to the skin
Phew! That is a lot about the Ancient Oils.
Wellness Quote of the week...
"Live the full life of the mind. Exhilarated by new ideas. Intoxicated by the romance of the unusual." ~ Ernest Hemingway
As always THANK YOU so much for reading and for sharing ❣
Have super rest of your week❤
BLESSINGS,
Pamela

Ancient Oils & Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Posted on November 25, 2020 
Happy Wednesday ❣❣

Hey Peeps,☕

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. My Father In Love arrives tomorrow at noon. So Thanksgiving dinner for us will be a bit later than usual this year. My kitchen counter is filled with all the prep for today's pre -cook. It is pretty hilarious how many carbs my family eats for Thanksgiving LOL. OIY!
BUT...this year the Mac n Cheese will be gluten free (shhhhh). I imagine we all will need an essential oil digestive blend after our Thanksgiving meal.
Speaking of Essential Oils, are you ready to continue our study of the Ancient Holy Oils? 📜
Today we will learn about Galbanum and Hyssop
Galbanum
Egyptians used Galbanum for incense and embalming. The Roman and Greek civilizations used it in beauty products and perfume. Hippocrates used it for many wellness benefits. Galbanum was even mentioned in the Bible.
Galbanum is part of the Carrot family. Also is related to caraway and fennel. It is a tall bushy perennial. Containing small flowers, shinny leaves and smooth stem.
USES
• Add a drop to your favorite facial, body or surface cleanser.
• Diffuse for a fresh aroma.
• Include in a relaxing massage.
• May be soothing to the joints
• Diffuse
      o Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Hyssop
Hyssop, a member of the mint family, was regarded by both the Greeks and the Hebrews as a sacred herb. It is mentioned several times in the Old Testament and is known as one of oldest herbs used by human beings. Hyssop is a small shrub with dark green leaves and purple flowers. The Latin word hyssopus is likely related to the Hebrew azob meaning “holy herb.” The plant is commonly used by beekeepers to produce a rich and aromatic honey.
USES
• Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands for a quick DIY
• cleaner.
• Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking for an herbal aromatic experience.
• Diffuse to freshen the air.
     o Mix four drops of Arborvitae, two drops of Lemon, and two drops of  Hyssop in an 8 ounce bottle for an aromatic wood polish.
     o Hyssop creates a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Add Ons
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.  
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Thank you so much for sharing the love for Ancient Holy Oils with me ❣  

📣 Remember the 30 Day Gratitude Challenge Begins Friday!!! I am super excited to do this with you ❣❣   Check it out on the Purpose by Design FaceBook Page.

Here is a link to a fun gratitude game to play with your family 

Wellness Quote
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” 
 ~ Hippocrates
As always...Thank You for reading 👀 and for sharing. You are a gift 🎁 to my life! I am so grateful 🙏 for you!

Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving! ❤❤ 

BLESSINGS,
Pamela 💗

Are You Taking "Me" Time?
Posted on November 18, 2020 
Happy Wednesday ❣❣

Hey Peeps,☕

How is everyone doing? Are you remembering to take some"Me' time? In an earlier blog I asked if you wanted to take an at home retreat with me 💖

The Solitude, Reflection and Gratitude Retreat.
How has that been going? Right now I am enjoying LATE night Solitude. My fireplace is on, keeping me warm AND everyone else is asleep 😁. It is just you, me and this email. Simply Solitude! Get in as much as you can before the Holidays.
Last week I began highlighting the Ancient Holy Oils. We began with Myrrh and Cistus. ⏬

But I owe you an apology. 🙇♀️
I was so excited to share about them that I forgot to add in the directions for use.. 
So before we get into our Ancient Holy Oil for this week. Here are the Uses and Directions for Myrrh and Cistus.
MYRRH
Uses
● one to two Myrrh oil drops to toothpaste for added cleansing benefits.
● Diffuse Myrrh essential oil to create a more balanced atmosphere.
● Add to your lotion/moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
● Add one to two drops to a couple ounces of water and gargle for a quick mouth rinse.*
Directions
● Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 
● Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid. 
● Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.  
CISTUS
Uses 
● Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
● Apply to skin for a calming effect.
● Use with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a comforting massage.
● Add to a room diffuser to refresh the space.
DIrections
● Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
● Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
● Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Now, let's add The Ancient Holy Oil, Frankincense
Frankincense - The 'king of oils'👑
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils,it was priced higher than gold. Frankincense was used to anoint newborn kings and priests. Which explains why the Magi brought it to baby Jesus.. It was also believed to prevent what we now call, SIDS . 
● Frankincense was considered the "cure all" oil..
● It was used as medical treatment,
● As Incense, Perfumes and for Embalming,
● Believed to have extraordinary health benefits.🙌
Other uses
● Anti cancer 
● Antimicrobial,
● Stimulating of mood, help with depression and overcoming stress.
● Used to prevent and get rid of acne.
● Dissipating osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.
● Reduce acne, wrinkles, scars.
● Used as an analgesic
● Expectorant,
● Disorders in the uterus.
Directions
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
This oil is Kosher certified.
CAUTION:  Possible skin sensitivity. Always use a carrier oil! 
Primary Benefits
● Ingest to support healthy cellular function*
● May provide a soothing aromatic experience
● Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
● Supports healthy immune and nervous system function when taken internally
Wellness Quote:
"A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~ Robert Urich
As always, I hope the rest of your week is the Best of your week❣
 And in case no one has told you yet today...📣
You are beautiful. You are loved. You are needed. You are stronger than you think. You got this.⚘

BLESSINGS,
Pamela 💗

Happy, Healthy, Safe Thanksgiving
Posted on November 11, 2020 
Happy Wednesday!

How are you doing today? Today in Minnesota, we are officially having our first “real” snow storm (It was 78* on Sunday...unbelievable). In addition our Governor announced that due to the crazy rise of COVID cases in Minnesota, we are back on restrictions. Restaurants and bars are closing early along with new restrictions for social gatherings. Along with all of that news...Thanksgiving is around the corner. Here are some tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer and healthier.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention .
🦃❄⛄ It's The Holiday Season! Christmas music is on the radio 🎵
As you know, I am a BELIEVER in the healing power of essential oils. As part of my family's arsenal against this year's flu and COVID will be essential oils. Here is an additional resource for you
I would like to highlight the Ancient Holy Oils for the next couple of Wellness Wednesdays. Tis The Season.
Essential oils have been used for 1000’s of years. Did you know that oils for healing and cleansing are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible? Did you also know that Modern Science finds some of these oils to be as effective as antibiotics and helpful to promote overall health, vitality and longevity. Essential oils in general are 70 times more potent than dried herbs. Remember, ONE drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea!
Myrrh & Cistus
The Gift of Myrrh Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued at its weight in gold. Myrrh has been used throughout history in perfumes and religious ceremonies, and for its internal and external health benefits.

More Ancient Uses- Pregnant mothers anointed themselves for protection against infectious diseases. . It was used after childbirth to prevent or remove abdominal stretch marks.
 
Other Historical Uses: May help asthma, coughs, eczema, digestion, gum infections, sore throats, wrinkles (I have personally experience with this one- worked for me)

Action Taker - anti-infectious, antiviral, supports immune system.
The Gift of Cistus: The name “cistus” comes from the Greek word “kistos,” which means “evergreen shrub.” “Ladanifer” comes from the Greek word ‘ledon.’ This refers to the dark resin that is produced by the plant. 

Cistis is Also known as Rock Rose, Sun Rose, Rose of Sharon, and Labdanum, use of Cistus for perfume and incense was known in Biblical times. For centuries, Cistus has been used during meditation and for other benefits. 

More Ancient Uses- Ancient Egyptians used the resin in incense and perfumes. Often it was used in royal ceremonies. Cistus has been used in Europe since the Middle Ages to treat wounds, ulcers, dysentery, and diarrhea.

Additional Historic Uses: It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, mucolytic, nervine, and sedative properties.
Something interesting to ponder…
Did you know that the Biblical meaning of “anoint” is the Hebrew word “masach” which means to - rub or massage. This word is VERY similar to the English word “massage”.
If you are interested in purchasing these wonderful Ancient OIls, Doterra has an amazing Ancient OIls Collection available over the Holidays Buy here
Wellness Wednesday Quote
"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~ John Wooden
Sneak Peak👀👀
The Gift Of Gratitude Challenge will roll out in the November 16th, Monday Wisdom Blog.
As always, thank you for reading 📚
REMEMBER
You are beautiful. You are loved. You are needed. You are stronger than you think. You got this❣
BLESSINGS,
Pamela 💗

Voice of AWARENESS
Posted on October 28, 2020 
Happy Wednesday!
Hope your week is going well! With our recent COVID battle, October seems to have flown by. Usually, I am usually wearing pink and involved in 5K's and raising awareness for breast cancer. This year I was suppose to be a coordinator for a virtual 5K through The Mary Kay Foundation. (I will share more about this organization shortly) I even ordered a special bandana for my dog, Bailey to join. Then COVID hit my family and I was not able to do anything I normally do.
With that in mind, I will not let October end without being a voice of awareness. 

So, here we go..
The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year this event is more than just a way to raise funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Every year in the United States, about 250,000 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2020 about 42,170 women in the United States will die from breast cancer. As stark as the estimate is, there is some good news. Breast cancer deaths have been going down. The death rate from female breast cancer actually dropped 40% from 1989 to 2016.
 
I want to share with you a way you can;
● Learn
● Help
● Save Lives
● Give Hope
Through The Mary Kay Foundation. I am an Ambassador for this organization. 

Their Mission
Eliminate Cancer!
Here is a little about The Mary Kay Foundation.
Virtually everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. Mary Kay Ash's personal encounter came in 1980 when her husband, Mel Ash, died of lung cancer. Subsequently, each time a member of the extended Mary Kay family was diagnosed with cancer, she became even more determined to work to find a cure. The Foundation awards $1.2 million in grants to select doctors and medical scientists focusing on curing cancers that affect women.
I am very proud to be an Ambassador for The Mary Kay Foundation. If you would like to make a donation during cancer awareness month or simply gain more awareness. I have added two links for you below
Mary Kay Foundation

What I am reading

Les Brown's new book,
 You've Got To Be Hungry

● This book has made a dramatic impact on my life! If you want to be empowered to fulfill your dreams. Read IT 💗
Quote of the week
We are heading into November and Thanksgiving is around the corner. (I can not believe it) This quote seemed appropriate.
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~ William Faulkner
#Listen #Learn #Share ❣
BLESSINGS,
Pamela

COVID Diagnosis - OH MY!
Posted on October 21, 2020 
Happy Wednesday!

How has your week been? We are all post COVID-19 and into recovery over here.

In this Wellness Wednesday, I want to share our story and how we got through our COVID-19 battle. If anything I share can help you, then I have found my silver lining.

We have a renter who tested positive. Even though he let us know immediately, people are usually contagious a day or two before. So we had already been exposed. My husband, Jay, actually tested negative that same day but then had symptoms three days later. Jay was retested COVID positive. He was very sick with chills, body aches, and a high fever. On day 4 he started having moderate respiratory issues. I took him to the ER but they wouldn't keep him. His oxygen levels were in the high 80s, but when they made him move around they could get the levels into the low 90's. So, they sent him home. I was so concerned about how to keep his oxygen levels up.

We received incredible advice from a friend in the medical field to lay on your side or stomach or optionally,  to sit up and lean forward.  All three of these helped tremendously.  

My kids were next to show symptoms. I did reach out to our family doctor but his mother had passed so we couldn't reach him.. a random run to a clinic was not available, we were a quarantined family.

I had to find ways.to help them. Two of our children have lung challenges.
I had no choice but to put on the Dr. Mom hat and begin to research and study.
I did a tremendous amount of studying on the effects of Vitamin C (absorbic acid) treatment along with other supplements for preventing and treating Covid-19. Here is a very informative pdf site .

Townsend Letter is another excellent resource on vitamin C and the coronavirus.  

Then it happened...I began to show symptoms. Dr. Mom was down. I was hit the hardest. I had migraines, nausea, high fevers, respiratory challenges, loss of taste, and smell. 

I have never been so sick! 

Below is the regimen that I followed while I was so sick and post-COVID.

Stay Hydrated!
● The more hydrated you are the easier it is for your body to have your respiratory system working for you instead of against you.
● Hot water with tea, lemon and honey
Amped by Isagenix. I LOVE this!

● Water flavored with essential oils such as lemon or peppermint. (Hot or cold)
Essential oils that may help with COVID-19 .  Read more on this HERE.

doTERRA is the essential oil that I use and support. They have done their homework, you can trust them !

Finally I have been taking Isagenesis in the morning and in the evening.

Here is another alternate nebulizing covid treatment . I know a few people who have used this therapy and rave about their results. I have not tried this treatment personally.  
This information helped us a lot. I want you to have it all too. 

Knowledge is power. With this knowledge, you will be able to protect yourself and those you love. The same way I did.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 please follow the health guidelines put out by the CDC.

Give yourself time to quarantine and heal. You also must give yourself recovery time post COVID-19. Easy does it. Good getting better. One day at a time. This is where my family and myself are at right now.   

Quote of the week :  It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Ghandi  

I will update you next Wellness Wednesday.

Stay healthy and safe.
Have a Blessed and Beautiful Week,

Pamela
Covid Diagnosis - OH MY!
Posted on September 23th, 2020 
Happy Wednesday!
At our home we are currently riding out 2 Covid 19 positive tests. This caught us by surprise. We have been so very careful! Our doctor has advised us to take Emergen-c daily
Emergen-C is awesome!  It has tons of vitamin C plus many other minerals your body needs to stay healthy.  I was unable to find it in stores but Amazon has it in stock - Thank the Lord!!

I am also diffusing doTERRA On Guard and Eucalyptus like crazy.
Thankfully they smell amazing!
During these times, it is so important to stay hydrated. Keep drinking your water! Here are a few ways to dress up your water drinking.
*  Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil or a quarter of a lemon squeezed. 
*  Add Stevia for a bump of sweetness.

OR Check this out one of my favorites!  I love this ONE!  Here is another one of my hydrating favorites from Isagenix - sooo good! 
Since we are quarantined at home, I am catching up on my reading and resting. I came across this fabulous article about the practice of rest. We all need to be reminded how important rest is.   I found this fantastic article on rest - I would encourage you to take a moment of rest and check it out!  :) 
This year #Bethediffernce has been my mantra. Here is a simple way to do it. Let's Be The Difference Together. You can join my team or simply make a donation. Click HERE

Since our diagnosis, I am more aware than ever that nothing is more important than our health!
I’m excited to share that I am a contributor in a huge gift giveaway of free resources, all designed to help you live a healthier life.
These gifts can help with all areas of your life, mind, body, and spirit.
You can claim as many of the free gifts as you want RIGHT HERE
 Enjoy!
 Love and blessings!
Pamela ")

Home Education & Launching my BOOK!
Posted on September 16th, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
Hey everyone...how is your week going? We are pretty much back in the swing of school. Are you? What does school look like for you this year? We are still a homeschooling family. However this year we chose a combination of homeschool and online school with Keystone Academy. They are offering one month free with enrollment right now.

Apart from the Keystone program,  I have found many curriculum items at a less expensive price on Amazon.

Check out these examples: 
It always pays to shop around... :)
I'm extremely excited to say that my new book Captivated has just launched 😀

This is my first book and I want to share my most amazing moment of this journey with you.  


The moment I became a published author.
Captivated is about navigating in faith during tough times. If you are interested in knowing more about my book, you can check it out HERE


Be The Salt & The Light,
Pamela
Two rockstar uses for Essential Oils!
Posted on September 2nd, 2020 
It seems like everyone is talking about essential oils these days.  I remember when I first heard of essential oils and thought "all these little tiny bottle of oil - what do I use them for anyway?
  
Several years later and essential oils are a part of my daily life!  Here are two rockstar uses for essential oils that you can start today - 

Easy White Teeth Trick
Use Arm & Hammer Brand toothpaste and add a drop of peppermint oil. 

You'll be amazed at the results!

Essential Oils for Immunity
Choose your weapon for Flu Season + Covid. This  
year On Guard will help you and your family be prepared.

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* 

As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* 

doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* 

It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air and can be very energizing and uplifting. 
Uses
 - Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*
 - Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
 - Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*

Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.

Have a Blessed and Beautiful Week, 
Pamela

Routine...Practical Perfection in the A.M.
...yes, really!
Posted on August 26th, 2020 
A morning routine is proven to help get people in the state of mind and heart for the day ahead. With school around the corner… it is a great time to start or refresh a morning routine. 

Divide your routine into three parts. 
 1. Spiritual - pray, meditate, find an inspirational video or audio (youtube or podcast) 
 2. Mental - read or listen to an audio book, review your daily schedule 
 3. Physical - walk, run, do yoga or pilates.  

You can get a copy of my personal morning routine below:

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Gratitude...the Essence of a Perfect Life
Posted on August 19th, 2020 
Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Today, I find myself very grateful for virtual medical appointments. I am a momma of 6 with 4 still at home, being able to send a message and get a quick response is a huge blessing. In the next week, we have 4 virtual appointments.
I am also very grateful for online schooling. My family is about to be in full swing of it again this year.

What are you grateful for? I want to encourage you to reflect on this. 

Gratitude has huge benefits. 

Gratitude improves both physical and psychological health. Here is a fantastic article from Forbes on the blessings of Gratitude!

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