What's stopping you?

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Did you know only 2% of Australian homes have a doTERRA wholesale customer account? I have a pretty good idea why that's the case but a few weeks ago I asked my insta community what were the reasons holding them back from tooling up with essential oils.

The top 3 reasons 💥Cost, time and to a lesser degree, the business model 💥

Let me break it down for you….

1. Cost - I totally get this. I also understand how difficult it is for people to grasp the true power and versatility of doTERRA essential oils when they have never tried them. You get such massive bang for your buck when it comes to these oils because they can support so many different areas (check out my posts here or my insta feed for more on this). You will save money by using essential oils. I've done multiple cost comparisons for my oily community, the sums don’t lie - $1 for a DIY all purpose spray v’s $3.60 for a store bought option.

2. Time - yup, we are all "busy" but we also have the same 24 hours in each day. There are generally two fixed commitments that you will have trouble flexing...work and family. Everything else = discretionary. Do a time log for 3 days and see where your time is going…socials? Netflix? What are your priorities? Let me tell you something I know for sure...no one has the time or the funds for chronic illness.

3. Business model - Becoming a doTERRA customer means you have to build a business. Nope! There is no big bad oily madwoman rubber arming you into anything. People who want to build a biz, do so because THEY want to. 95% of my oily family are oily customers who LOVE their oils and experience their super powers daily.

If you can hand on heart say you are 100% happy and content with your physical and emotional wellbeing…well, I’d like to know your secret! The truth is, each of us are responsible for our emotional and physical wellbeing and it requires love, care, attention and "work". When I feel at ease in my body and am happy in my thoughts, every aspect of my life benefits.

Essential oils are one tool that I use daily to ensure I am operating at my best. If you are ready to learn more please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

Important note. This site provides general information and discussion about health, wellness and related subjects. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. If you have an illness, disease, chronic health condition or any med ical concern, please consult with your health care practitioner. The author disclaims any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage incurred directly or indirectly by use of or reliance on the information provided on this site



Change, Habits, Growth

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Hello!

I popped to the hair dresser last week, arrived home and sweet Alfie said "oh Mum, you look so beautiful". Maddie took one look at me and giggled. Jason said "bloody hell, are you trying to impersonate Kim Jong-un?". I gave a giant eye-roll, flopped on the lounge where Alfie proclaimed "You can't please everyone, Mum. As long as you like it*, that's what counts." Alfie is a great listener.

That little exchange was a great reminder for me, especially as we head into the final half of 2019. I've been reflecting on the last six months, wondering if the things I am spending my time on are fulfilling? Are my actions moving me closer to or further away from my goals? What relationships are giving me joy and meaning?

This reflective work is something I've always kind of done but this year, it's been happening in more of a structured way. At the end of each quarter, with those questions in mind, I jot down all of the things that have caught my attention, kind of like my "wish list of things to do", then I pick three things that I feel are the most important things for me to focus on. This shapes my actions for the quarter. This may sound anal but ever since Jason's health scare, I have been hyper aware of the fragility of life. I do not want to waste a second, it is all too easy to let time whizz by.

Quarter three will see me start my aromatherapist training, nurture the relationships that are important to me, give my time to two organisations hear (MINDS and Riding for the Disabled) and do some physical work on my body. I know...that's four things BUT you should have seen my list!

Our habits (of which 45% happen unconsciously) drive our routine and our routine charts the course of our life. How is your routine serving you? What changes do you need to make in order to life a more fulfilled, meaningful life. The kind of life that rings your bell loud.

One thing I know for sure is change is hard. We are creatures of habit, our brain loves to play it safe so know that doing something new, carving out new patterns is going to feel uncomfortable but it's in that sticky zone where all the good stuff is. Lean into that.

In my ears - The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John C Maxwell
Chatting to - Pharmacist and doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Chantel Gough
If you would like an oily refresher, watch this.

Oily blend I am loving at the moment - Cardamom and Whisper. Diffuse equal drops of each or make up a roller and wear it as a toxic free PURE-fume. Delicious.

Much love xx

*Let's actually pretend for a minute that said haircut wasn't the worst I've had in a long time 😂

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Seasonal Change

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During my yoga training we learnt about the Ayurvedic approach to health and wellness. The key thing I took away from Ayurvedic teachings is that we are all individual. There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to supporting our emotional and physical health.
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We each need to consider our personal constitution, age, surrounding climate and season. With the southern hemisphere fast approaching Winter, have you tweaked your wellness routine? With the cooling weather, you will notice something deep inside pulling at you to slow down? Acknowledge it and honour it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Find some time to make some tweaks to your diet, sleeping patterns, social activities and exercise regieme. What we need will differ from person to person, that's why it is important to cultivate some time in your day and/or week to check in with how you are feeling. Reflect and think critically about your routine. Is it giving you all you need for this moment in time?
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Since being in Singapore, I've had to completely overhaul how I eat, exercise, supplement and care for my skin. I'm craving cool, light foods and have noticed my appetite has decreased significantly, smoothies and salads are all I managing to get down the hatch. I'm drinking at least 4 to 5 litres of water a day to combat the truckloads of fluids I am loosing in sweat. The heat is exhausting and I have started taking mito max daily to support energy levels. I'm doing a stack of walking and spending a lot of time in the pool. My skin is producing a lot of oil, the only additional hydration I am needing is Yarrow|Pom in the evening.
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If you are interested in learning how to adapt during the cooler months, this is a fab read: https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/ayurvedic-living/living-ayurveda/seasonal-guides/winter-guide/?fbclid=IwAR0m4qzqfvuMclV-50GFl_LT5TAXU-Onl4z_xpJwFRo-SabtSHDD5kcd7fI

If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, join my oils family, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

Important note. This site provides general information and discussion about health, wellness and related subjects. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. If you have an illness, disease, chronic health condition or any med ical concern, please consult with your health care practitioner. The author disclaims any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage incurred directly or indirectly by use of or reliance on the information provided on this site
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📷 Aaron Burden