Thursday, October 6, 2016

Being at Peace in the Middle of Hurricane Matthew

Yes, a storm is coming.  But stop a moment with me and breathe.  

It's going to be okay. 

It's times like these that we find out clearly how well we can find peace even in the midst of chaos. 

If you find that your heart is fluttering or you're short of breathe, or your mind is racing... 
stop with me now and do the following.

Take a few drops of Peace, Serenity, or Lavender essential oils in the palm of your hand (if you have oils) and cup over your nose and mouth as you take several looong, deeeep breaths. Then try this...

1) Prepare to pray the Psalm in 5 consecutively diminishing sentences.
2) Either aloud or quietly to yourself, say the words, “Be still and know that I am God”
3) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still and know that I am.”
4) After a couple deep breaths, pray “Be still and know.”
5) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still.”
6) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be.”
7) When ready, pray, “Amen.”

(Borrowed with gratitude from Glennon.)

And remember that sometimes God calms the storm... and other times He calms His child. Being internally calm will serve you much better in any situation than allowing yourself to remain in internal chaos.

Let's be Peace. ☺

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Collaborative "Wolf Pack" Business

Oh, I just love how she says it... “This business leverages the energy of an age where we need it most. We are moving from an archetypal ‘I’ to ‘we’ and network marketing or, as I call it, ‘collaborative business,’ provides a framework and opportunity for the lone wolf to join the wolf pack. Together, we rise.” - Tara Bliss, doTERRA Diamond Collaborative Business. Energy. It feels like community on a mission. Going somewhere together. Rising up and creating something that feels deep, real, impactful... transformational. Powerful. That's the culture we're building. A life where we are both home with our children while they are still young and when they need us most. A life where we are free to go, free to live, and travel with Globalife as much as we would like, while still having a home base. A life that flows, doing different things every day, not confined by "work hours", cubicle walls, or bill due dates. A life where are business feels like community, and our "work" feels like ministry. A life where our collaborative business brings that same freedom and empowerment to many, many others. We are rising through doTERRA. And we are looking others who want to rise too. That's the beauty of collaborative business... we get to rise together. If you're like us, and ready to create a business that feels like freedom, then contact us. Let's join forces and do it together! It's a brand new world. Every morning we wake up with an opportunity to begin again. What if what you were creating today was harnessing the power of community and the energy of the wolf pack to create transformation for not only your family, but hundreds of other families? Oh yeah, Baby. I'M IN.

Connect with us here:
createhopeoils @

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wanted: International Business Builder and Team Leader

Leadership Position Opening

If you have a strong drive to DO MORE in life, then this position may be perfect for you!

We have a key leadership position available in our organization. It is one where you will work closely with my husband and I and you will begin with a team already in existence. This business is amazing, flexible, enriching, rewarding, challenging, boundary-breaking, fulfilling.

Our business is about empowering families and individuals to live more abundantly. You will feel excited and challenged as you create financial and time freedom for yourself and others. Are you interested in a life where the “bills” are taken care of and you get to spend more time doing what you love and are passionate about?

We have become very clear on our mission to create financial independence for ourselves and others, and do more in humanitarian efforts internationally. Are you interested in joining a team who is about abundance and global impact?

·         Self-motivated. Derives power from within.
·         Positive Attitude. See the brighter side.
·         Self-Confident. Believes in his/her abilities.
·         Initiates. A self-starter.
·         Teachable. Willing to learn and personally develop.


Flexible hours, but an average of 20 per week. Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired. Contact us for clear expectations. If this sounds like you, please contact us today! Time is of the essence and this position will be filled soon.

Createhopeoils @ gmail .com

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Where We Are Right Now: The smash-up of our life

The smash-up of it all sometimes leaves me in a tizzy. I want to cuss. Then I send myself to my room to huff oils, pray, and gather. And then I'm ok. "It's ok... I'm ok... Breeeeeaathe....."

In any given day I could dancing between so many things...

  • I could be looking in the eyes of my small, wise one as she processes a new concept and needs my attention to validate it's importance.
  • Then I could be answering the call of a friend who's ready for wellness in their home and wants to know how to start with essential oils.
  • Then I could be working with an in country contact to plan a specific act of service for our upcoming Globalife Journeys trip.
  • Or I could be doing anyone of the mundane things that motherhood is about... the fabric of existence that IS life.

It's a dancing of things I'm passionate about. It's a whirlwind that I sometimes cuss  & cry about, and other times scream in ridiculous excitement about. It's a creation HE and we made... beautiful, messy, and constantly expanding.

(We're running a non-profit, building a full-time business, and managing life with little ones. What the h*** was I thinking??)

We recently sat down with the Globalife Journeys board and clarified some things. Globalife, our humanitarian non-profit, is growing, but it could use so much more of us. It could become a HUGE impact.

But it needs our attention.

The next thing that became clear.... The growth of our doTERRA buisness will dramatically affect our ability to pay attention to and expand our non-profit, Globalife. The residual income that doTERRA will provide will allow Kenneth to come home and allow us to do exponentially more in multiple arenas. In additional to that, the actual work that IS doTERRA is life-changing and liberating. It IS what we are about... freedom, empowerment, liberation, impact.

And so... our course is clear. Continue to build doTERRA. And show everyone around us the ability that this buisness has to create a path to financial freedom and impact for their family.

So I ask... would you be open to joining us in our effort? Explore what doTERRA can offer you in terms of financial liberation or on-going wellness. In so doing, you will also help us and Globalife.

If residual income and financial freedom is something you want, and you are passionate about impacting the lives of others, then I want to talk to you asap. We're looking to work closely with passionate, purpose-driven leaders who want more in life. Get in touch with me. Let's explore it.

If none of those...but you're able to come watch our girls so we can build, then awesome! Or you just want to throw a hard-working, visionary momma some love, then fabulous! We're on a mission... it's happening. And we're loving the messy, tizzy of it all.

Even if we fall apart and cuss now and then while it's happening.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What do I do?

What I do is so incredibly simple. Simple. And powerful. Not always so easy... but so powerful that it's life-changing. (Then again... maybe it is easy.)

I show people how to find freedom. Freedom from feeling trapped and like there is no other option. Freedom from 1000 different things that we all want freedom from... the kind of freedom that allows for thriving.

I thank God that He created oils. Because through it, He gave us freedom. And that freedom is what I share with people everyday. I love what I get to do.

It's simple... I show people how to use phenomenally high quality essential oils and oil products to take care of their family's wellness. In an age where everything is synthetic, and where we feel trapped into taking things we don't want in bodies... where we feel overwhelm on an almost daily basis... these oils provide another way. A way that not only works, but is actually, deeply empowering.

I thank God for the people who grow, harvest, test, and care for the plants and oils. And I thank God for the people who have--with great integrity--created a process by which I have access to them all. I care about whom I'm associated with, and I find myself humbled and grateful to be associated with them.

If you are looking for a better way to care for your family, then let me know. I'd love to come sit down and show you. It's really quite simple.

Reach out to me. I'd love to help you begin your journey. :)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Broadcasting Your Life's Messages

I believe we are here to be messengers for God. We are megaphones, created to communicate.

The lives we are living are broadcasting messages to the world around us. Messages to our children, our friends, and everyone we come into contact with. Whether we speak or not, how we choose to experience life sends a message to all those around us about what is possible to experience in this realm.

If we talk about our ideals, but continue on in a state of frustration, closed off, overwhelmed, going from crisis to crisis, with a feeling of "nose to the grindstone"... then we will actually be broadcasting the message to our children that in this life there is no victory, there is no lasting peace, there is no real freedom.

If we continue in a state of unease, lack of attention to self, unforgiving, just getting by, clutching on, squeezing through, forcing a way... then we will broadcast that God's power doesn't actually exist in this realm, that stewardship of self and others is only idealistic, and that improvement must give way to basic survival.

What we are believing internally will manifest externally. Another way to look at it... what we are actually experiencing in life is a good indicator of what is going on internally.

"Your outer world is an expression of your inner world." ~ Ester Vermillion

So. What are you believing? What is the message? What are you broadcasting? And is the message that everyone around you is feeling and hearing what you want your life to be about?

If not, find out why. As this year begins, take stock. Look deep. Find someone you trust to process with. Acknowledge what's really going on internally. Only then, when you own it, can you move forward and create something different.

Because the truth is... we were created to thrive.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

David and Goliath

You know that thing that feels impossible to overcome?

You're just looking at your Goliath.
And at times it terrifies you because he's mocked you, spit on you, eluded you, and defeated you and many others for 40 days... or perhaps 40 years.

Your Goliath is not actually that "thing" that terrifies you...that great "mountain" in the way. Your Goliath is just a reflection of you. That part of you that hasn't been mastered yet. You are also the David who will be doing the mastering.

How many times have you read the story? Five? Ten? Twenty times? Do you know how it ends? Are you certain? Go back and read it if you need to.

Now that you're certain of who does the mastering...

Imagine you are standing there as David, staring at a before-now undefeated Goliath. He's spitting contempt at you because he's won before. BUT you have now come with the certainty in your eyes of one who has seized a bear and a lion by it's hair and mastered it. Of one who knows the God Who empowers. And of one who is CERTAIN of the end of the story. Certain of the outcome--not necessarily sure of how it would all look. Remember... he took five stones. Unsure of how long, how many throws it would take. But he was CERTAIN of the mastering.

Now, look at your Goliath. He is part of you, ready for you to master him. Haven't you already mastered a lion and a bear in your life? Decide that your Goliath will surrender to defeat. And decide that your David will master. If you are still feel uncertain of the end of this story, then go write it down and read it every single day until you can recite it by memory, feel it's truth inside, and see your Goliath with David's eyes of CERTAINTY.

Then, when your David is ready, step onto the field and DO the mastering.