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This blog started as a place to chat from a Christian perspective about a variety of topics. Today it is mainly a natural health blog, but I will share other topics worth mentioning. The older I get, the more I want to simplify, and I have a passion for sharing the thoughtfulness of our creator.

God created oils from plants that have potent medicinal properties. Many of us ignore these natural gifts and reach for man-made remedies. I'm on a mission to honor the physical, emotional and spiritual healing that's possible through the power of nature.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Young Living Diffusers





So many reasons to have a diffuser in your home, and when you get one, you'll wonder how you lived without it. A diffuser creates an atmosphere. What atmosphere do you want? For a spa atmosphere- try eucalyptus and lavender. For a holiday atmosphere- try Christmas Spirit or cinnamon bark, nutmeg, clove and orange for Thanksgiving. 

Diffusers support respiratory health. My daughter recently recovered from a serious lung ailment that caused repeated visits to urgent care. It was a scary situation. We ran two diffusers in her bedroom for several weeks. She said they were calming and comforting, and helped her to sleep and breathe.

A diffuser serves as a non-toxic air freshener. You can toss all your canned air fresheners, plug-ins and candles because those things contain toxins that you should not be breathing. You can get asthma or chemical pnemonia from constant exposure to chemicals, especially during winter when your home has no air circulation. 

Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/



Monday, April 16, 2018

Got a Smart Meter? New Device Blocks 98% of Radiation

I talked about a smart meter guard in my last post. Our electric company installed new meters last year and we believe they are smart meters. According to this article, some companies are lying to their customers, telling them that the new meters are not smart meters.

Smart meters are on 365 days a year. It's a constant exposure to electromagnetic frequencies and radiation, and it wouldn't be the first time that a corporate business put profits ahead of consumer safety. This is important. Please read it.

Got a Smart Meter? New Device Blocks 98% of Radiation

Saturday, April 14, 2018

IS WIRELESS WORTH IT?

I'm endangering my health as I write this, and you're endangering your health as you read this. Is that an overstatement? Not really. 

Electric and magnetic field frequencies (EMF's) from laptops, cell phones, blue tooth, cordless phones, microwave ovens, computers, tablets, Wi-Fi and other wireless devices are emitting harmful "rads" every time you use them, says Suzanne Somers in her book, Tox-Sick.

These EMF's can alter human biochemistry, resulting in symptoms unique to our generation. There is now evidence that EMF's  weaken the blood-brain barrier, allowing toxins in your body to enter your brain, your cells, and your entire body. 

EMF's affect red and white blood cells, sleep, insomnia, fertility, fetal development, asthma, Alzheimer's, the immune system, and can cause cancer (brain cancer) as well as other health problems. 

In 2011, cell phones were classified as a group B "possible carcinogen". But they've become such a part of our lives that we can't give them up. So what are we to do?

Below is a summary from the video I posted four days ago. I learned a lot from these twenty tips for reducing exposure to EMF's


1. Keep cell phones and wireless devices away from children

2. Don't use wireless devices when pregnant or while breastfeeding.

3. Never bring your cell phone into your bedroom. It interrupts sleep cycles and causes irritation, allergies, heart palpitations, muscle pain and reduces melatonin (your sleep hormone).

(Use a battery-powered alarm clock instead of your cell alarm)

4. Shut off your Wi-Fi when not in use, especially at night when sleeping.

5. Avoid using smart appliances, smart Tv's and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling.

6. Use a large computer monitor as your TV. They don't emit Wi-Fi.

7. Replace your microwave with a steam convection oven. 

8. Shut off the electricity to your bedroom at night to reduce electrical fields from the wires in your bedroom walls. 

9. Avoid wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers and portable house phones. Opt for the wired versions

10. Connect your desktop computer to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection and be sure to put your desktop in airplane mode.

11. Don't let children play with I pads or cell phones as a toy.

12. Don't hold a cell phone against your head and keep it away from your major organs. Keep it 3 feet away from your body and use the speaker phone. But using the speaker makes the battery work harder, increasing the radiation levels, so don't put your cell on speaker until the correspondent has answered. 

13. Only use your phone when all the signal bars are showing. For each signal bar that's missing, your exposure increases greatly. Avoid using your cell in the basement or underground. 

14. Don't use your cell in a parked or moving vehicle. Both of these situations will increase your EMF exposure for different reasons. (Scroll down and watch the video for an explanation).

15.  Use an air tube headset instead of a blue tooth. You'll be exposed to less harmful rads. 

16. Text instead of talking and hold the cell phone away from your body when you press send.

17. Refuse smart meters as long as you can or add a shield to your existing meter.

18. Move your baby's bed into your room instead of using a wireless baby monitor

19. Replace CFL bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Remove all fluorescent lights from your home.

20. Limit your time on a cell phone. Instead, use VOIP software phones that are used while connected to the internet via a wired connection.

Reposted by wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Toxin-Free Home with the Young Living Starter Kit



Tasha made an excellent video and shares many of the same points that I share in my "Toxin Free Home" class, which I still teach by invitation. 

When you're ready to ditch your toxic products and become a Young Living member, order at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/  It's more beneficial and fun to enroll with someone you know. Plus I offer a free 495-page essential oil reference guide that is alphabetized according to the health concern you are trying to address. It's a must-have guide for avid oilers, which you will certainly become when you welcome Young Living into your home.

Dr. Mercola on Symptoms and Treatments of Hypothyroidism

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cell Phone Radiation: 12 Tips To Protection



In 2011, cell phones were classified as group B "possible carcinogens" when evidence that EMF radiation from cell phones can trigger abnormal cell growth and the cancer just keeps growing and getting stronger. Cell phone radiation weakens your blood/brain barrier, allowing toxins in your body to enter your brain, your cells and your entire body. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

PLASTICS AND CHEMICALS: TOXIC THREAT # 1



In her book, Tox-Sick, Suzanne Somers discusses 6 toxic threats that we need to take seriously. I've been summarizing these threats on this blog, but not in order. Number one on the list is Plastics and other Chemicals. 

If you're not concerned about this, then you should know that according to EPA studies, 100% of people tested had dioxins, PCB's dichlorobenzene and xylene in their bodies. Toxins from food, drinks, drugs, chemical-filled products, plastics and the environment bioaccumulate over time, lingering and getting in our fat cells. And people have no idea why they can't lose weight or why they feel so lousy, Somers says. 

Skeptics say that the small amount of toxins we're exposed to are harmless, but they're not considering how these chemicals build up over time and contribute to feeling crappy every day or developing a disease after decades of daily exposure. 

We put chemicals on our yard to make the grass greener and thicker. Then our children and pets play in the yard and drag chemicals back in the house. Plus these toxins stick on the skin, causing itchiness and rashes, then they eat through the gut lining before making their way to the brain.

We've had an 800% increase in the risk of multiple melanoma since Roundup weed killer came on the scene. A higher rate of brain tumors have been proven among children exposed to certain pesticides on fruits and vegetables. The higher the pesticide level in the body, the slower you burn calories while sleeping. They mess with your insulin level so you can't lose weight, Somers says.

The USDA reports that the nutritional content of American produce has declined significantly since the 1950's when chemical fertilizers and pesticides began their onslaught. Our soil has been degraded. We no longer get vitamins, minerals and needed enzymes from our produce, which is why good quality supplements like those from Young Living are important. wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

The plastic food and beverage containers we use are another toxic threat. Toxin-caused sickness has skyrocketed in the past two decades, Somers says. Allergies asthma, infertility, Parkinson's and its symptoms, bone marrow cancers, lymphomas, leukemias, multiple melanomas, and autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto's thyroiditis and rheumatoid arthritis are linked to the chemical toxicity in our bodies. 

This is why I don't allow spray air fresheners, plug-ins or candles in my home (only 100% bees wax candles). It's why I no longer buy toxic cleaning products and why I switched to the Young Living brand of toothpaste, deodorant, skin lotion, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, etc. None of the products I used five years ago (before I knew better) are in my home anymore. 

I found a company that cares about my health. It makes me angry that these toxic products are allowed on store shelves and anger is a great motivator. We are paying to poison ourselves when we bring these products into our homes and our children suffer the most. Young Living has given me a toxin-free lifestyle and my family is healthier. Read my story and learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Friday, April 6, 2018

Essential Oils 101 Class




A fun class with Jen. Then get your premium starter kit with diffuser at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/ to get the free 495-page Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils from me.

Women's Hormones and Sclaressence



An excellent video about the role of hormones in the body and why hormonal balance is so important. I got my free bottle of Sclaressence through essential rewards in February, when this video was made. Please note that Sclaressence is not this month's ER promotion. 

I use 4 drops of Sclaressence on my neck each night diluted with about 1/2 tsp. of evening primrose oil. To learn how essential oils support every body system, go to wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

How to Use the Young Living Feelings Kit - Essential Oils for Emotions a...



Who doesn't have feelings. Who doesn't have emotions? Did you know that holding in emotions can cause physical pain? For example, let's say that you've been needing to talk to someone about a problem. You think about it every day, and you're troubled by it, but you can't bring yourself to confront this person.

If you avoid conversations that need to be had, then you set yourself up for aches, pains, and even sickness. Apply Young Living Sacred Mountain to the upper abdomen if there's someone you need to confront. Activate the oil first by rubbing it with your fingertips onto one of your palms. This advice comes from Dr Carolyn Mein. 

The Young Living Feelings kit might be the most important kit you can get from Young Living. We all need emotional peace. Watch this quick video to learn how to apply the oils from the Feelings kit. Then order here wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/ to get a free essential oils reference guide and other freebies from me. You'll be assigned to a stranger who may not offer the guidebook if you don't use my sponsor/enroller # 2097405

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

YOUNG LIVING THIEVES KIT | The Homemade Life | Melissa Mancia


My dishwasher detergent (Cascade) contained chemicals that cause endocrine disruption and cancer. My toothpaste contained chemicals that cause mouth tongue and throat cancer. My mouthwash contained toxic blue dyes. My hand sanitizer and dish soap contained triclosan. And the home cleaners I was using were all toxic to human health.

If you read the labels on the products you're using now, you will realize the chemical overload you're getting. These toxins build up over time by making contact with your body through the skin and lungs. Some of the toxins are ingested as with toothpaste and mouthwash. The Thieves premium starter kit is the best way to ditch your toxic products and switch to healthier options.  Order at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/ and get a free essential oils reference guide and other freebies from me.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Young Living Supplements





Essential oils cleanse our cellular receptor sites of pharmaceutical drugs, petrochemicals and other toxins. They are one of nature's best body cleansers. They also can chelate heavy metals and other toxins, helping to remove and flush them through the liver, colon, sweat, lungs and kidneys. Essential oils also can increase our ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients. That's why Young Living supplements are infused with essential oils and are superior to supplements that don't contain these oils. 

Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Saturday, March 31, 2018

WHY YOU NEED A DAILY PROBIOTIC Part 2

If you have any of these problems, you need probiotics daily:

fatigue and low energy
fungal or yeast infection
unexplained weight gain
diarrhea
constipation
frequent urination
stress
anxiety
joint pain
skin problems
blurry vision
brain fog
acid reflux
hemorrhoids
gas/bloating
poor immune function
acne
eczema
rosacea

This list is from the book Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers. She says that a healthy GI tract is vital to our health. When you heal you gut, the rest of your organs will heal too, including the liver. And when your gut is working well, it's much easier to stay thin.

Dietary fats are most important to gut health. They offer protection for the intestinal wall that keeps the immune system working and aids in eliminating toxins. Without dietary fats, the toxins are free to roam in our bloodstream doing damage throughout the body, Somers says. 

Things we don't think about contribute to a damaged gut, such as chlorinated water, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, antibiotics, birth control pills, radiation and chemotherapy, environmental pollutants, food additives, alcohol, tobacco smoke and stress. All of these things kill the good bacteria in the gut. 

Probiotics are needed because few of us can avoid the unhealthy additives in our food and the chemicals used in food processing that kill our beneficial bacteria in the gut. This healthy bacteria produce essential vitamins and hormones. A diet of healthy fats, low or no sugar, low or no carbs and a daily probiotic will greatly contribute to healing your gut. (Scroll down a few to read part one.) 

I take Young Living's Life 9 probiotic daily. I know that a good quality probiotic is important, so I don't trust the five dollar gummies at WalMart. You can peruse the Young Living website here, under my photo and bio- wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/ Sign in as a retail customer if not interested in membership. You won't order anything until you give credit card information and click the confirm order button.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Essential Tips for Holiday "Stress" with Young Living



Vanessa made this video three years ago, just before Thanksgiving, but this advice is perfect for any upcoming holiday. Sunday is Easter and most people will be sitting down with family and possibly some past resentments that haven't been dealt with. It's so easy to be hurt by people, not just by their comments, but also by their facial expressions and body language. 


Past resentments that aren't dealt with will continue to replay in your mind, and you will continue to resend those toxic emotions through your body, which can make you sick. You will create a stronghold in your mind if you don't let it go and deal with it. 


I know that this is true because I replayed a resentment in my mind for three years until I couldn't take it anymore and I did the only thing I could do to deal with it and let it go. I confronted the problem. Looking back, I realize how that hurt affected me for three years. I wasn't really angry, I was hurt and confused about what I did to deserve such treatment. 


Vanessa talks about Young Living essential oils such as Valor, Harmony, White Angelica, Forgiveness, Frankincense and Cedarwood to calm the stress response in your mind and help you harmonize the energy in your body. Oils that heal emotions are found in Young Living's Feelings Kit. 

Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

PROBIOTICS: THE MOST IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENT (PART 1)

Probiotics are the most important supplement you can take, even more important than a multivitamin, says Suzanne Somers in her book, Tox-Sick.

Why?

Health begins and ends in the GI tract. If your gut is inflamed, you can't be healthy. A toxic digestive system will have you fatigued, more prone to disease, and will affect every part of your body--bones, joints, organs, glands, skin, hormones, and even your brain, Somers says.

The entire length of the digestive (GI) tract is coated with a bacterial layer (a mucus). If this bacterial lining gets damaged, you lose the natural barrier that protects against harmful invaders such as undigested food, toxins, and parasites. And 65% of your immune system is in your intestines' bacterial lining. It's like a guard that protects your health and that guard can only protect when it's not damaged. 

How does the stomach and intestinal lining get damaged? A poor diet of processed, high sugar, nonorganic foods, pharmaceutical drugs (especially antibiotics and birth control pills), chlorinated water, and the toxins we're exposed to through personal care products and home cleaners all contribute to digestive tract damage by eating away at the protective lining in your gut.

This is why a chemical-free lifestyle is so important. It's why I encourage people to ditch all their toxic cleaners for one bottle of Thieves cleaner, which cleans everything in your home without chemicals. The Thieves premium starter kit gives you every cleaner you need in your home from safe laundry detergent to hand sanitizer.   Get it here: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

OK, back to the importance of probiotics. Our gut lining also gets shredded from toxic mold exposure, which often resides in the intestines, sinuses, organs and brain. Often the first indicators of Lyme or mold damage are food allergies and food intolerances. 

An equal balance of good and bad pathogens are needed for a healthy GI tract. The good gut flora in a good quality probiotic will neutralize toxic substances like nitrates, antibiotics, heavy metals, carcinogens and other poisons.

A damaged gut wall allows viruses, yeast, fungus, bacteria, parasites and toxic substances to leak out and invade the blood stream. This is leaky gut syndrome, which attacks organs and causes bloating, constipation, intestinal pain, brain diseases, autoimmune diseases, eczema, rosacea, and other problems.

I take Young Living's Life 9, a high potency probiotic that promotes natural digestive balance, supports a healthy immune system, and contains nine probiotic strains with 17 billion active cultures. As a Young Living member, I get 24% off the retail price (a monthly supply for $28.75). I save nine dollars each month, which is good because I'll be on Life 9 for life. 
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Young Living essential oils for a healthy digestive system can be found on page 156 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils, a guide you get free from me when you order any Premium Starter kit at the whole life oils link above. 



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dr. Mercola Interviews Martin Pall on EMFs





Another great video that explains the damaging effects of EMF's, something we are all exposed to.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

GETTING FRIED ON THE GRID

EMF's from wireless devices, cell phones, blue tooth, cordless phones, microwave ovens, computers, laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi have severe biological impacts on your health, says Suzanne Somers in her book Tox-Sick. These devices are emitting harmful "rads" every time you use them. 

Electric and magnetic field frequencies may impact Alzheimer's and have effects on the spinal cord, MS, the immune system, and cancer, including brain cancer. EMF's also affect red and white blood cells, sleep, insomnia, fertility, fetal development, and asthma. They also promote obesity, diabetes... and the list goes on, writes Somers about Toxic Threat # 6 from her book.

EMF's can alter human biochemistry, resulting in symptoms unique to our generation. One big source of this "electro-smog" comes from the smart meter installed outside your home by your electric company. 

We had a new meter installed this past summer. I heard of neighbors refusing the meters because they knew about the health hazards, but soon the police showed up at their door. Smart meters are on 24/7, 365 days a year. "And in addition to the frequencies they emit, officials had to boost the cell tower's power capacities to be able to read the meters," Somers says. 

"An EMF grid covers your entire home once a smart meter is installed, emitting electromagnetic frequencies and radiation all through your home and body nonstop and with no escape," she adds. 

EMF's are now being revealed as biological hazards. You can even receive the EMF's radiating from your neighbors' smart meters and get a double dose. Somers suggests refusing smart meters and educating your neighbors about the dangers, but I'm not sure refusal is possible after hearing about my neighbor's run-in with police when he tried. 

On page 43 of her book, Tox-Sick, Somers talks about a possible way to filter EMF's and reduce exposure. You can read about it in the book, Paramagnetism: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Force of Growth. Also there are devices that you can wear or insert between your cell phone and its case that protect you from electromagnetic radiation. We just ordered several of these devices. They are called "energy dots." But there are other options as well. 

In 2011, after smart meters were installed in Southern California, a pattern of symptoms emerged: migraines, insomnia, heart-palpitations, shortness of breath as well as itching skin and rashes. EMF's can drive your heart out of rhythm and cause you to go into atrial fibrillation, plus they are very toxic and destroy DNA. 

Dr. Stephen Sinatra says that he writes letters all the time telling patients to get the smart meters out of their homes because they're having heart problems. Experts now think that EMF's can open up the blood-brain barrier. 

So now we have a new toxin to deal with, as if the chemicals in our food, air, and products aren't enough. We don't know anything about the long-term effects of EMF's, but according to the problems that they are already causing, the news can't be good. Going off the grid is starting to look sweet. 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

TOXIC LITTLE MONSTERS IN YOUR HOME

A ritual for cleansing a diseased home from mold and mildew using equal parts Cedarwood and Hyssop is described in the book of Leviticus. Mold was a problem even in biblical times. Today, toxic black mold can become such an unhealthy invader that people must leave their homes.

In her book, Tox-Sick Suzanne Somers points out 6 toxic threats that we need to take seriously if we want to be healthy. Threat number 3 is Toxic Black Mold. She learned first hand how this home invader can destroy health. She and her family got very sick from a mold infestation. She was even misdiagnosed with cancer, when in fact her body was suffering from mold.

Mold is the new mystery disease. The treatment for mold is essentially the same as the treatment for Lyme disease. Both can have devastating effects on health. A faulty air conditioner can be a source of mold spores. Mold disrupts your immune system and causes an inflammatory response. Both mold and Lyme are often misdiagnosed. 

Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression are misdiagnosed when instead you may have mold toxicity. The same is true for Lyme disease, which is often misdiagnosed for other ailments.

"Just because you don't see molds in your home doesn't mean you don't have them: they can be hiding, munching away at your drywall, insulation and plywood; these are mold toxin 'happy foods'," says Somers. 

"Like little monsters reproducing and wreaking havoc in your body, mold keeps reproducing unless stopped, like mold on your bathroom tile," she adds. 

If mold is not cleared from the body once it invades, it can remain in your body indefinitely and cause lifelong problems. Imagine going through life being told you have other ailments and being treated for problems you don't really have, when in fact the real problem is mold. 

Vision impairment, unstable temperature, tremors, tics, headaches, muscle aches, difficulty concentrating, brain dysfunction, weight gain, insomnia, unusual pain, are a few of the ways mold toxicity affects people. Some people are misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease when the problem is actually mold, Somers claims. 

Reading her book has made me realize that mold is a serious problem. I recently removed mold from our windows, the shower, and even found some growing on the wall at a spot where a bed was pushed against the wall. I'm constantly sneezing and blowing my nose during winter and I'm sure mold is a culprit. 

I use undiluted white vinegar to kill mold. Give the moldy area a good spray and wait 20 minutes. Then I spray the area down with a strong ratio of Thieves household cleaner in a spray bottle. (One ounce Thieves and 14 ounces of water.) I also add essential oils suggested for mold on page 72 of the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils, which you get free from me as a member of Young Living. wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

I scrub the area well and sometimes I'll add a soapy homemade cleaner called Triple Threat, which contains castile soap, borax, washing soda and alcohol. Message me for the recipe if you're interested. I have people asking to buy Triple Threat because it works so well as a spot removing cleaner. Sometimes you discover winning recipes when you experiment.

If the problem is Toxic Black Mold, you should get a professional to remove it. You don't want that stuff in your lungs when it gets stirred up. I'll be sharing the other toxic threats from Suzanne's book in future posts, so check back.
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Dr. Mercola and Clean Air Purifier Technology Solutions





Dr Mercola explains the importance of good air quality. We're considering a home air purifier. Sharing this in case you are too. wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Black Mold Symptoms & 16 Natural Remedies

Thieves® Household Cleaner: Pure for Your Family





The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is the best way to switch out every toxic cleaner in your home for a healthier option. It gets you a membership with Young Living and 25% off everything you order. Keep your membership by ordering 50 PV (usually 50 dollars) within one year. Learn more about the benefits of Young Living in your home at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CHEMICALS: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY THAT'S MAKING YOU SICK

"So many people are walking around on severe pharmaceutical drugs for conditions they don't even have, given to them by clueless doctors who are just guessing....when in reality they are suffering from toxic overload."  - Suzanne Somers from her book, Tox-Sick.

The public has been deceived about the dangers of our daily exposure to more than 6,000 chemicals in food, food containers, plastics, personal care products, home cleaners, furniture, paint, carpeting, flame retardant clothes...the list goes on. The whole story is brilliantly explained in Trade Secrets, a documentary film produced by Bill Moyers.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

THE CHALLENGE OF A SOFT ANSWER

One of the hardest things to do in this life is to be humble and gentle, especially when the world is anything but that. One of the greatest tests of a person's character is the way they respond to angry, agitated people.
The demands and frustrations of life can make us crabby and easily irritated.

But there's no excuse for such bad behavior because nothing good comes of it, and it's not the way followers of Jesus are supposed to act. Harsh words and actions can crush a person's spirit and allow misery to invade the atmosphere of our homes, schools and workplaces.

I know someone who is dealing with an unpleasant college professor. Every time I see her she has another story to tell about how rude he is to his students, how he belittles their intelligence and makes them feel stupid. His entire class is afraid to ask questions because he always has a nasty comment when they do. Then he berates them for being silent and not asking questions. His students can't win. They dread being in his presence because he offers no encouragement. He prefers to scare them into learning, which does not work.

As Christians, we have a duty to others that calls for being pleasant. That professor is not a Christian, so telling him how rude he is wouldn't change anything. But for those of us who follow Christ, we should be as far removed from that kind of behavior as we can get. The New Testament has a word for the virtue that corrects our unpleasantness--gentleness. We are called to have a kind and gracious soul.

What is gentleness? It's a willingness to hear someone's opinion without jumping down their throat. It's a willingness to accept someone's limitations without aggravation, a willingness to have compassion for a person's ailments. Gentleness has a tolerance for those who make mistakes and it offers gratitude for the smallest service done well. Gentleness puts up with abrasive people. It speaks softly when provoked and it knows when to be silent.

I'm not an expert at humility and gentleness, but there have been many times when I chose to remain silent in the face of a verbal attack. When it was over, I felt like the stronger person walking away. There were so many things I could have said, but I kept my mouth shut. Silence is often the most admirable response to someone who's on the attack.

"Help me to be kind and gracious to others today" is on my daily prayer list. I want to be known as a gentle person, and I know I still need work, but if I keep asking, God will shape my flaws until gentleness becomes my response in every situation. I'll be completely in tune with the way my words land in the hearts of others and always ready to apologize when I fall short.

Feeling angry, bugged or agitated? Young Living's Acceptance, Forgiveness, Peace & Calming, Valor, Tranquil, Ylang Ylang, Rose Melissa, Bergamot or Trauma Life are a few suggestions for your diffuser.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

IT'S OKAY TO SAY NO

Many people have trouble saying No. I can say No, but I'm often plagued with guilt when I do. So I went in search of answers for this problem and came across a well-written artilcle about a guy who one day asked his college roommate for help moving into an apartment.

Walter said No to the request because he had a lot of studying to do and after that, he had to follow through on a promise to help someone with a project. His No turned into a Yes when his roommate made him feel guilty and persisted in asking for help.

Four hours later, Walter finished helping his friend move and now, totally exhausted, he had to face a mountain of homework and a disappointed friend who was expecting his help with that project. Walter didn't want to be selfish, so he said yes to a request that he should have said No to.

But doesn't being a Christian mean dying to self and giving all to whoever needs you, whenever you're needed? No it doesn't. It's actually okay for you to deny someone's request under certain circumstances, and Walter's situation is an example of that.

Remember the gals from the Bible who didn't plan well and ran out of lamp oil? They missed getting into an anticipated event because they left in search of more oil. If they had planned better, they would have been there when the gate opened, and they would have been invited in.

Their request to enter was denied when they returned with their full lamps. That story was a lesson. Poor planning on your part does not create an emergency on my part. The gatekeeper was justified in closing the gate and saying No.

Jesus himself refused requests, resisted the crowd and hid himself from people who wanted his time. He was not a pushover. He didn't serve everyone. He only served those the Holy Spirit led him to serve. And we should do the same.

Without following the leading of God's Holy Spirit, we will find ourselves trampled on, taken advantage of and feeling like a doormat. And it will be of our own doing. Ask God every day for His Holy Spirit and then
listen to His leading, and don't feel guilty when your answer is No.

Young Living oils: Hope,  Acceptance, Release and Valor are good oils to reach for when feeling overwhelmed. Diffuse, inhale directly from bottle, or apply to auricular emotion points on the ear as illustrated on page 36 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils, the guide you'll receive from me when you order a Premium Starter Kit with me as your enroller #2097405.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Everyday Toxins: Dryer Sheets and why you should NEVER use them again!





We wash our clothes in toxic chemicals then dry them with dryer sheets loaded with toxic chemicals. We wear clothes everyday. Chemical laundry products are a big source of toxic overload in our bodies.
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Sunday, March 11, 2018

6 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance



Hormones play an important role in a woman's life. Most women don't realize how important until their hormones are out of wack and they suffer the consequences of this imbalance. Birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are examples of synthetic hormones produced by drug companies. The problem with synthetic estrogen is that it will always have side effects.

Phytoestrogens come from plant sources and can be used by women who need additional estrogen or seek a hormonal balance. Phytoestrogens are milder than a woman's own estrogen and are easily utilized and metabolized by our bodies.

According to Dr. David Stewart, post menopausal women are not estrogen deficient. The problem is a progesterone deficiency. There are several essential oils that have hormonal benefits--anise, fennel, sage, clary sage, blue tansy, tarragon, cypress, myrtle, and wild tansy are among them.

Sage and clary sage have estrogenic qualities. They stimulate the same receptor sites that estrogens do and they help balance a woman's hormones. They may also stimulate a woman's body to produce her own natural estrogens. For more information about using essential oils for hormone balance, read Dr. John Lee's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. 

I took prescription hormone repacement (Jinteli) for two years to help with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. But I kept searching for a better answer and I found it in essential oils and bio-identical progesterone cream. Young Living's Progessence Plus for added progesterone and Sclaressence for estrogen balance was the answer for me.

Synthetic estrogens are risky, which is why I went off of them. The following sypmtoms can be caused or made made worse by birth control pills and prescription hormone replacement:
acceleration of aging, allergies, breast tenderness, decreased sex drive, depression, fatigue, fibrocystic breasts, foggy thinking, headaches, hypoglycemia, increased risk of strokes, infertility, irritability, memory loss, miscarriage, osteoporosis, premenopausal bone loss, PMS, thyroid dysfunction, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, water retention, weight gain, gall bladder disease, and a variety of autoimmune disorders such as lupus.

That list is a big risk to take, so it makes sense to try something natural first that has no side effects and see how that works for you before turning to synthetic hormones produced by drug companies. Find suggestions for which oils to use and how to use them for hormonal imbalance on page 214 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to Young Living members who sign up through this link:
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Friday, March 9, 2018

I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN BLUE



Feeling blue is no way to live. We let fear rule our lives way too much. And nothing in this world is more troubling than our own thoughts. We are hard on ourselves. That critical voice inside is always ready to pounce on our own mistakes and failures.

Then there are times when life is hard on us. People can be abrasive. The workplace can be stressful. Life throws unexpected hardships that are difficult to bear-- a relationship ends, health problems surface. Someone mentioned in an article recently how crazy it is that one accident or mistake can alter your life forever. That was Carrie Underwood talking about the fall she took outside her home when she broke her wrist and cut her face so badly that she feared she would never look like herself again.

My life was altered after a fall while roller skating. The bulging disc in my back still hasn't healed after six years, and I'm beginning to believe it never will. I sometimes go to work on zero hours of sleep and feel like the walking dead. I've learned to find joy in the smallest of things and I try not to fret about tomorrow, not to worry about things getting worse. I pray a lot and try to focus on my blessings, and there are many.

I believe that God leads us to answers if we ask for his guidance. He leads us to places where we can prosper and use our gifts and talents. He allows us to go through things so that we can be a testimony to others. We must share our stories because they inspire others and give them hope.

Fearing the things we have to do and feeling hopeless and blue is not the life we were meant to live. But God knew that our lives would be difficult. I think that's why he created plants before he created humans. He was thinking ahead. He knew we would need help.

LAVENDER- regulates GABA receptors in the brain, improves transmission between neurons and increases BETA (relaxation) waves in the brain

SANDALWOOD- Aids sleep, promotes a sense of calm and inner peace in humans and animals, helps users let go of bad memories and emotional issues

JASMINE - Calms the mind and regulates emotions, eases anxious feelings, alleviates fear

GERANIUM- eases nervous tension, lifts the spirit, alleviates fear concerning abandonment or commitment, promotes self-acceptance

YLANG YLANG- releases tension in the mind an muscles, helps release negative emotions, promotes confidence. Helps cultivate gratitude in your life. Has a calming effect on humans and animals

Suggestions for using essential oils to relieve a list of emotions can be found on page 169 of the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to Young Living members who sign up through this link: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/



Thursday, March 8, 2018

Introducing Savvy Minerals by Young Living



A line of chemical-free makeup with no health scares. That's a rare thing. Before Savvy Minerals, my only option was one line of cosmetics at Ulta that strived to avoid harsh chemicals in their products.

At 55, I need makeup to feel better. Most women look better with at least a touch of makeup. But I don't want my health to suffer for the sake of beauty.

I can actually feel the difference between a chemical liquid foundation and a natural one. My skin doesn't feel like I'm wearing a mask, it feels nourished and moisturized with no irritation. And I just feel better knowing that toxic chemicals aren't laying on my skin and being pulled into my blood stream.

Click on the link below and explore the Young Living website as a retail customer if you're not ready to commit to membership. You'll find it just below my photo and bio, and you don't have to purchase anything after signing in. The only way you'll order something is if you give credit card information and hit that final purchase button.

 For now, just explore all the toxin-free products for your home. I'm so grateful for companies like Young Living. They care about the health of their customers.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BREATHING PLASTIC



When I worked in a daycare, I was in charge of a small room with no ventilation and about 4 young children to care for. On the wall was an air freshening canister that shot out a toxic spray every 15 minutes. Those babies were breathing plastic as they slept. When I finally said something because I couldn't handle the constant headaches, she was nice about it and told me I could turn it off. But I did get the feeling that she thought I was a nut.

This week at work, I had to cover my nose or hold my breath every time I went into the bathroom. I noticed the canister on the wall just like at the daycare. I was told that one of my co-workers had brought a vanilla scented air freshener for the bathroom and that's what I was smelling. I could literally feel the headache coming on within the short time that I was in there. Later I could smell it wafting into my work area as people opened the bathroom door.

I want to put an essential oils diffuser in the bathroom or provide one of my homemade essential oil infused freshening sprays. These subjects are difficult to bring up because whoever brought the vanilla-scented spray could easily be offended, but I really don't want to breathe plastic. I don't want to get a headache every time I go in there.

People who are sensitive to chemicals can tell in an instant if a cleaning product is toxic. I used to get a headache from the toxic floor cleaner at the daycare. I wish there were an easy way to make people understand how bad these chemical- filled products are for their health. And children are affected even more. Nature provided us with wonderfully-scented, pure plant oils and we ignore them and reach for toxic chemicals instead.

A diffuser in your home eliminates the need for toxic air fresheners. And you can easily make freshening sprays for fabric/sheets/carpet with essential oils. I share my recipes with Young Living members who sign up at the link below. A membership with Young Living is the smartest way to have a chemical-free home. All of their products are safe, even for children.
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Monday, March 5, 2018

ADHD is a FAKE disease invented by Big Pharma to drug children for profit

ADHD is a FAKE disease invented by Big Pharma to drug children for profit: ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is ubiquitous in the American classroom, there's little debate about that. According to CDC statistics from 2012, 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. With over six million kids diag

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thieves Household Cleaner....more than a game changer



Household cleaners contain chemical hormones that mimic estrogen and wreak havoc on the body. Dr Haggerton explains why you need to ditch all the toxic cleaners in your home and switch to one bottle of Thieves cleaner, a healthy substitute for every cleaner in your home.

An overload of chemicals from toxic home cleaners cause children to go through early puberty. It also can cause weight gain in children. Adults suffer from chemical exposure too, but children in the family will suffer more. Come in at 1:50 to get straight to the good stuff in this video. Learn more about getting the toxicity out of your home at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Top 10 Essential Oils for Sleep



People who sleep well don't know how precious sleep is. Can't sleep, can't function. Life is not fun when you're exhausted all the time. Essential oils were the first thing that made a difference in my sleep quality after a prescription drug turned me into an insomniac for years.

This funny gal goes over some of the top oils that will help you relax and sleep better. You have to experiment with essential oils and find what works for you. I apply cedarwood to the back of my neck at base of skull or on my forehead. Just be careful not to get the oils in your eyes. I also apply Vetiver on my chest at night because I love the smell of it. Frankincense has a great scent too. And lavender is everyone's favorite.

Suggestions for how to use essential oils to improve sleep can be found on page 314 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to members who sign up here: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/


Emotional Support with Essential Oils: Why I use them and YOU should too!



Essential oils are tools that help your brain walk through life's stressful situations. Even if you don't acknowledge stress, your body still has to deal with it. Stuffing everything inside and saying nothing doesn't make it go away. I ignored a stressful situation for years and it affected me mentally and physically. I reached a point where I had to confront it for my own peace of mind.

Our brains are constantly analyzing our environment. The nervous system, our emotional center, is the only system in the body that never shuts off. Constant energy flows through the brain , and if our emotions are troubled, that will trickle down and negatively affect every other system in the body. Muscles will tense, sleep can be affected, blood pressure will rise, we just won't feel well physically or mentally.

Essential oils help the body handle stress by supporting the emotional center of the brain and helping the brain process the stress, so that you can work through it. Come in at 4 minutes to get right to the good stuff in this video.  Then learn more about the healing benefits of essential oils at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Shortest Essential Oils Class EVER


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dr. Mercola Interviews Suzanne Somers (Full Interview)



Suzanne Somers is a wealth of knowledge about natural health. After reading her book, Knockout, I almost don't fear cancer. She wrote 26 books and perhaps is best known for her promotion of bio-identical hormones, which I use myself and have become a believer of their benefits.

Suzanne beat breast cancer without chemotherapy and regrew her breasts with her own stomach fat and her own stem cells. I never heard of such a thing before this interview. She also was misdiagnosed with cancer when she actually had a black mold infestation in her body. How many others are misdiagnosed?

Somers confirms my own recent statement that 95% of all cancers are caused by poor diet and a toxic environment. She deeply regrets being talked into radiation because it kills the body's ability to produce hydrochloric acid for life. She takes 3 hydrochloric acid capsules a day to compensate.

This interview covers so many health warnings--the dangers of birth control pills, the drugging of kids with ADD and ADHD, and the importance of taking good-quality supplements. She talks about leaky gut syndrome and well explains what it is. Many cancers and autoimmune diseases originate in the GI tract. Eighty percent of our immune system is in the gut.

We must learn how to read our bodies and keep ourselves in perfect balance, Somers says. That means accepting that we live in a toxic world and educating ourselves, cleaning up our lives and our overloaded livers so we can regain our health. We should be counting chemicals instead of counting calories.

Somers is not anti-pharmaceutical, she simply believes (like I do) that we should look for a natural solution first, because drugs have side effects that will throw something else off and cause a different problem. She warns us of the damage that chemicals do when we clean with them, spray them in the air and slather them on our bodies.

Almost everything she warns about makes me realize how wise I was to join a company that offers chemical-free home products. We are in control of our health, our environment, and our happiness. I guarantee there is something in this interview that will shock you or inspire you to make changes...probably both, and probably many things. Set aside an hour to listen to her wisdom. Then learn more about seeking natural solutions first at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/






Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SAVVY GATEKEEPERS HAVE HEALTHIER FAMILIES



The second reason why I'm so passionate about essential oils and the Young Living company is because of the toxins I'm avoiding every day. I no longer use Cascade, which contains endocrine disrupting chemicals that cause cancer and damage DNA. I now use Thieves dishwasher powder, which uses plant-based, naturally derived ingredients.

I no longer spray Lysol, which contains a mix of chemicals that are toxic to humans. I use a diffuser to freshen my home instead of canned air fresheners, gels and plug-ins, which cause tumors, lung damage and asthma. Air fresheners are in the top ten list of most toxic products in the home. I can make a homemade air/fabric/sheet spray in under a minute with water, salt or witch hazel, and a few drops of essential oil.

One of the top pollutants in the home is laundry detergent and fabric softener. You wash your clothes in toxic chemicals and the polluted fabric sits on your skin and outgases in your closet. Dryer sheets are also extremely toxic. I can make my own laundry detergent with essential oils or buy Thieves laundry detergent from the Young Living catalog. Instead of dryer sheets, I use essential oil-infused wool dryer balls.

We contribute to our own health problems when we blindly bring toxic products into our homes. Even the cookware we use can be toxic. The average woman is exposed to 300 chemicals daily through her makeup, personal care products and home cleaners.

Makeup and personal care products are loaded with chemicals. Young Living has a line of toxin-free makeup called Savvy Minerals and the bath & body products are chemical-free too. Toxic chemicals are allowed in nearly every type of cleaning product in the US. 95% of cancer cases are caused by environmental and home toxins.

My journey started when I got sick from a room full of cheap candles on Thanksgiving Day. That's when I began to wonder what other crap was lurking in the products I use. I became a label reader and an avid researcher. My research led me to essential oils and the Young Living company. I feel better about my role as gatekeeper for my family now that I've ditched the toxic products and switched to healthier options.

Learn more about essential oils at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Monday, February 26, 2018

Young Living Essential Oils? Why You Need Them!



What does this video have to do with essential oils? Whoever posted this video with the given title should have explained. Maybe I can clear things up with my story. About ten years ago, my doctor prescribed an FDA-approved drug called Lupron to help me deal with chronic pain from endometriosis. It was an injection administered properly and it nearly destroyed my life.

The drug caused a list of side-effects that were worse than the pain I was trying to cure. I still suffer from chronic insomnia since taking Lupron because it caused permanent neurological damage. The drug messed up my brain's ability to produce the hormones needed to fall asleep and stay asleep. It wasn't until I started using hormone balancing essential oils such as fennel, clary sage and myrtle that I was able to sleep well enough to hold down a part-time job after eight years of exhaustion.My insomnia would last for days until all I could do was lay in a bed and shake.

I think the reason this video was given its title is because essential oils are not dangerous. There is not a single documented case of anyone dying or being damaged by a properly applied essential oil. Oils are inherently safe, which is why anyone can use them without a doctor's supervision.

Of course, there are precautions you need to follow, things you should learn about oils before using them. Some oils should not be taken internally. Oils should be diluted properly. If you have certain medical conditions, you can't use certain oils. There is a learning curve with essential oils, which is why the companies that produce pure medicinal oils have distributors who act as guides.

I deeply regret that I didn't try something natural when I was having so much pain. I turned to a prescription drug and it messed me up. The FDA is not an all-knowing entity. To say that essential oils are not safe because they're not FDA-approved and regulated is a foolish statement. My life was nearly destroyed by an FDA-approved drug.

In fact, FDA-approved drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. How many FDA-approved drugs have been recalled since the 1970's because they were killing and harming people? The answer is 35. About 100,000 people die each year from adverse reactions to prescription drugs, not because they overdosed, but because some drugs on the market are dangerous.

Some people are afraid of essential oils, but they don't hesitate to take over-the-counter meds and prescription meds. They have it backwards. And one of my passions is to make people realize how safe essential oils are despite all the negative talk about them. Learn more about the healing power of essential oils at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/ and at oil-testimonials.com




Sunday, February 25, 2018

Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit | Essential Oil TV





What is a Young Living premium starter kit and how can it improve my family's health?
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GM Wheat, Glyphosate and Inflammation, Irreversible Geoengineering & US ...



Chemical fertilization, pesticides and herbicides leave our food and crops deficient in vital minerals, trace elements and micronutrients...As our diets are getting more and more nutrient void and richer in inflammatory compound, we are creating the perfect storm for chronic illness. To be healthy, we must add enzymes, minerals and probiotics to our diets through good quality supplements like Young Living's Life 9 probiotic and Essentialzymes 4.
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Oil in the Spotlight: Myrrh



Myrrh is one of the safest, mildest, gentlest oils in nature and is probably best known as one of the gifts brought by the Magi to the Christ child in biblical times. Esther was massaged with the oil of myrrh every day for six months in preparation for her marriage to the king. The Egyptians used myrrh as an insect repellant and sunshield for thousands of years. It is the most effective natural sunscreen.

Myrrh was the oil  most commonly used by the people of ancient times, and it is mentioned more than 150 times in the Bible. Pregnant mothers applied myrrh oil for protection against infectious diseases and to elevate feelings of well-being. Myrrh also was diffused and inhaled during labor to reduce anxiety and facilitate calmness. And it was massaged on perineum to facilitate stretching.

Today myrrh essential oil is used for oral health, intestinal health, skin conditions and pain relief. It is a powerful wound healer that may be applied directly to the skin without dilution. Myrrh soothes respiratory conditions and painful skin conditions. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.

Myrrh can be applied topically, put in a diffuser, inhaled directly from the bottle or from the palms. It also can be taken internally. If you're new to using myrrh, use a carrier oil to dilute before applying to the skin to see how you react to it.

When used aromatically, myrrh essential oil aids in the release of fear and negativity. It uplifts the mind, relieves anxiety and soothes stress. Learn more about the healing power of essential oils at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/






Emergency Broadcast – Health Ranger – Feb. 23, 2018

Emergency Broadcast – Health Ranger – Feb. 23, 2018: This is an emergency broadcast from the Health Ranger, Feb. 23, 2018. This broadcast covers the accelerating attempted communist takeover of America by radicalized left-wing forces that include CNN, Antifa and other George Soros-funded sabotage operations. Their goal is to de-legitimize all conservative voices by demolishing their First Amendment rights, revoking their Second Amendment rights, […]

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Essential Oils 101 Class for Beginners



I didn't realize how many ways my life would improve when I purchased a Young Living premium starter kit. Something this good is impossible not to share. Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Supplement & Essential Oil support for Menopause!



This is part 2 of Dr Haggerton's class on essential oil support for menopause. Scroll down to see part one. Come in at 3:50 to get right to the good stuff in this video. Essential oils have helped me with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Suggestions for using essential oils for menopause can be found on page 189 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to Young Living members who sign up here: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY BLOG FOLLOWERS

This blog has been inactive for years, but I decided to revive it because I have a lot to share about natural health. You may have been using this blog as a place to check out my news links. I'm slowly adding the links I follow now for world news, so check back.

I've always been fascinated by the healing power of plants and I'm finally learning more about how to use natural remedies for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. I share what I'm learning on two Facebook pages: Nelaina Naturals and in the group Health Benefits of Essential Oils. 

I find it interesting that the biggest audience on this blog is Russia. So I'm addressing this first letter to my Russian followers and I would love to hear from you. You probably want to know what life is like in America. Maybe that's why you read this blog. I did a little research today about what life is like for women in Russia, and I learned some interesting things. 

Russian women seen very different from American women, mainly in their attitudes about relationships and family. I learned that Russian women still hold true to the traditional views of male/female roles in a relationship. You're more willing to submit to your husband as an authority figure, while American women seem to hate the word "submit". You're also less likely to rush into divorce because you believe in falling in love once and that's it. American women are very independent for the most part and they don't tolerate disrespect, so I see them ending relationships because the guy turns out to be a disappointment. 

According to my research, Russian woman make excellent housekeepers and are likely to do all the housework themselves. In America, couples disagree about how the housework is shared because most women work full time and they want help. I actually agree with that. If women are going to give up their traditional role of homemaker to financially provide (traditionally a man's responsibility), then the man should help around the house. From what I see in America, most women still do the majority of the housework and childcare, even when they work full time. American women are exhausted, but they don't want to admit it. 

In America, women like to think that they can do it all. They fiercely defend their right to work outside the home, although some do stay at home and care for their children while the husband is the sole provider. But these women are often looked down on by our society. I was a stay-at-home mom for nine years and I felt like a second class citizen at times. Working women always had some kind of degrading comment when they discovered that I didn't work outside the home. 

Women in America are very competitive. We seem to see one another as competition because of the great value our society puts on appearances and financial success. Motherhood is not a valued occupation here. I think caring for her children is the most important thing a woman can do, but that role gets little respect here. 

I was constantly defending my lifestyle decisions even though I fully had my husband's blessings to be at home with our daughter. I think that the way a couple decides to run their household is a private decision, but in America people seem to think they have a right to comment on a woman's lack of a paycheck, even when her children are very small. Six weeks after childbirth a woman is expected to get back in the game and become a money maker again. 

I used to work in a daycare and I saw how exhausted those women were when they'd pick up their children. Mom couldn't focus on what her child was saying. She didn't want to see the painting her little one created. She just wanted to get out the door because an entire evening of work awaited her at home--cooking, dishes, laundry, homework. An American woman will defend her right to do it all. But at the same time I read surveys that reveal most American women would stay at home with ttheir young children if it were financially possible. 

Couples in America want the big house, the nice car, the fancy clothes, expensive vacations. They want to live big, so they have to bring in a big income to have those things. Impressing each other with the nice things we own and the fun life we have is important here. We seem to live lives that are more about things than people. Americans judge one another more by what we accomplish than by who we are as people. A career woman gets more respect than a stay-at-home mom. I'm not impressed by a person's income, I'm impressed by their character.

What's wrong with America? We're too focused on material things, unwilling to make sacrifices. And we mind each other's business instead of respecting that we all have the right to choose our own lifestyles. I think women should be more supportive of one another. I have a few good friends but for the most part, true friends are hard to find. Kindness is the quality I admire most in a friend. Nothing else comes close to impressing me more than a kind, patient, humble heart. 

 I love what President Trump is doing for this nation, but a lot of people don't. I think they have to decide whether they hate our president or love our country because everything he's doing truly is making America great again. He's giving us hope by pulling back on big government and focusing on what Americans need to have a decent life--job opportunities, fewer government regulations. I told everyone that I wouldn't want to get out of bed in the morning with Hilary as president. That would have been more of the same Obamanation we had for eight years. 

Well I guess I better get on with my evening. Thanks for being my biggest audience. I hope you'll stick around even though my blog is going through some changes. I still get the urge to write about all kinds of topics, so check in now and then. And I would love to hear about life in Russia, so drop me a comment.
Enjoy your evening,
Danelle 







Monday, February 19, 2018

Brene Brown on joy and gratitude





Foster a grateful attitude and embrace the blessings in your life with the uplifting aroma of Gratitude, which invites a feeling of emotional and spiritual progress. Gratitude is a blend of nine essential oils from Young Living. Apply topically, diffuse, or directly inhale the oils of Frankincense, Myrrh, Bergamot, Northern Lights Black Spruce and five others. Learn more about the healing power of essential oils at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Bio-Identical Hormones and Synthetic Hormones - Suzanne Somers Breaking ...





I mentioned bio-identical hormones in my last post. This will explain what they are. I use bio-identicals in combination with hormone-balancing essential oils to help me deal with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause.

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Menopause: What is it? What is TRULY happening??



Essential oils can greatly help a woman through the transition of menopause. I use Young Living Progessence Plus and SclarEssence to balance my hormones along with bio-identical hormone cream. This helps improve my mood, my sleep, and the youthful look of my skin. My skin was terrible when I went through menopause. I had red patches all over my face.

I didn't want to start on prescription hormone replacement, but I did take it for a while before I knew my other options. I finally found what works for me. And Young Living pure essential oils have played a big part in my feeling good at 55 and still being able to fit into size 6 jeans. Come in at 5:50 to get straight to the good stuff in this video.

Suggestions for how to use essential oils for menopause can be found on page 189 of  the Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to Young Living members who sign up here: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Sunday, February 18, 2018

ARE THE CHEMICALS IN MY PRODUCTS REALLY HURTING ME?


Today in America, we have more than 100,000 chemicals on the market that have never been properly studied to see if they're toxic to human health. The average home contains more than 63 hazardous products, and the average woman is exposed to 300 chemicals daily in her personal care and home cleaning products.

The number 2 cause of death in America is cancer. According to research, 95% of cancer cases are caused by environment and the chemicals we're exposed to. This is why I've adopted a chemical-free lifestyle. I no longer spray my bathroom with Tilex and hold my breath while doing it. I no longer spray Lysol in my home because it's loaded with toxins. I'm the gatekeeper of my home and I don't want to poison my family and set them up for diseases later in life

See my photo and read my bio here wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Then grab a drink, get comfortable and take 30 minutes to learn how you can improve the health of your family by saying NO to unhealthy home products. This audio class by the beautiful Sarah Harnisch will inspire you.  https://oilabilityteam.com/toxin-free-life-audio/


Saturday, February 17, 2018

01-16-2013 Healing With Essential Oils - Dr. David Stewart



The author of Healing Oils of the Bible is my favorite essential oil expert. This is an interesting talk about how oils heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Missing Link by Dr. Gary Young





Oils were the first medicine of man. They produce the highest level of oxygenating molecules of any substance known to man. So many benefits in the oils of plants and so many people missing out.  Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discover Essential Oils - A Complete Guide for Beginners



This is the class that peaked my interest in essential oils. I had an income of $20 a week when I bought my Young Living premium starter kit. It was a leap of faith that brought so many good things into my life..a home medicine chest, emotional healing, and a chemical-free lifestyle. Learn more at wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils Trailer (Official)



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Emotions & Essential Oils


Suggestions for using essential oils to relieve a list of emotions can be found on page 169 of your Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils. I offer this guide free to Young Living members who sign up here: wholelifeoils.com/danelle-carvell/

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors

Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors: There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Here are 12 of the worst hormone disrupters, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them.