The modern way of life can be extremely stressful at times and can easily become overwhelming. Many people long for what they believe to be quieter times gone by, though they are aware this is likely to be a case of the grass being greener on the other side. Essential oils are so relevant today just as they were thousands of years ago.

Last week was a crazy week in my multi-faceted business and professional work. I was in the midst of a big webinar week promoting a CRM tool that I use for my essential oils business to eager network marketers who are at the brink of needing valuable tools and systems to continue growing their businesses. The webinar response was phenomenal with over 100 live participants (we had to cap live attendance) and over 580 registrants waiting for the recording. In this same week, my Digital Strategy & Success Coach Laura Phillips launched her Fully Booked Blueprint Coaching Program of which I was a student for 10 weeks last year during the beta round...

There's been a recent trend over the last 10 years or so of slowly letting go of the notion of resolutions for new year's and instead adopting a more holistic approach to goal-setting: choosing one word or a series of words to set the intention for the upcoming year. Truth be told, resolutions, goal-setting, intentions, they're all - in their own right - importance processes to go through in order to grow. But here's why resolutions don't really work and why intention words are a surefire better way to start your year...

Are you a network marketer? There are 5 common mistakes network marketers often do when they first set out to contact people. I've been in the essential oils business industry through network marketing for the last 3 years and it's been quite the journey! When I first started, I quickly felt the need to establish a "modus operandi" so to speak or a way to save all my contacts in one place and record all the conversations I would be having about these oils and the business opportunity. I also needed a tool that would help me sound authentic in my communications and advance the important relationships (business and personal) without sounding like I was regurgitating info I had read from a textbook. Read on to learn about the 5 common mistakes that network marketers do when contacting people and I am proposing a single tool as a way to neatly fix these mistakes.

It was exactly two years ago that I made a very purposeful and conscious decision to establish an online presence for myself. I was already gaining some traction, though not much, on social media through my sporadic but valuable posts and shares about how essential oils had become such a game-changer in my and my small family's life. I remember so vividly the feelings of fear and self-doubt creeping up as I was making this decision.

I can't remember exactly when I embarked on the journey of self-awareness but I can say that there were a few defining moments that catapulted the journey. Moving across the globe and diving straight into motherhood were pretty significant. Deciding I'm not exactly cut up for the 9 to 5 j-o-b scene and wanting instead to be my own boss and help others was another defining moment. But I didn't really know how I wanted to help when I felt like I needed the help myself.

This is the last of our 3-part series exploring the fascinating presence of essential oils in historical times and around the world. In this post, we will explore the reintroduction of essential oils and how they regained popularity in the mid-19th century largely because of their desirable scents. If you missed my last two posts, you can go catch up here first: Part 1 and Part 2.

In our last post, we talked about the influence Egypt had in the field of essential oil usage.* Ancient Egyptians used aromatic and herbal recipes for many healing and spiritual practices. The Greeks and Romans were prominent borrowers of Egyptian knowledge when it came to essential oils especially during the shift in power that occurred after Rome invaded and conquered...

Since ancient times, from the beginning of recorded history, the plant kingdom has provided rare and powerful extracts and essences that have long been prized for their beauty-enhancing, medicinal, aromatic and therapeutic value. Many plants have been the basis for herbal and botanical medicines and remedies for thousands of years, and are the root of today's pharmaceuticals. The earliest essential oils usage evidence occurs in the period of 3000 - 2500 B.C. Usually the Egyptians are given credit for being the first to use aromatic extracts for beauty care, spiritual and physical well-being. However, it is believed that essential oil-like extracts were also being used in China and India at nearly the same time. Join me in this 3-part series as we travel around the globe and examine a brief history of essential oils...