Monday, December 18, 2017

How to Care for your Introvert

Okay so it's been quite some time since I've actually posted anything.  Life happens.  And on that note, I found something that is quite appropriate for my life.  Enjoy.  

An additional note:  I find it rather amusing that when a post is newly posted (like this one at this moment), it winds up adjacent to my blog portrait picture.  In which I'm dressed up for a renaissance festival.  Where I totally don't look like I would be an introvert, dressing up in public and such.  However, that's just the case.  Introverts, such as myself, can easily don a costume, get into a character, and be someone other than themselves for a while and actually enjoy being outgoing in their 'alter ego'.  As long as there is down time to recuperate afterward.  Such a weird life.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! Young Living Promos for August 2017

Celebrate SUMMER and BACK-TO-SCHOOL!!!

Whether you’re sad to see the sunny season go or happy to have the structure of school back in your life, August’s PV promotion has everything you need to make a smooth transition.  Get ready to stock up on some incredible summer and back-to-school Young Living faves!!

Place your qualifying order of 100pv and you'll get the Essential Rewards exclusive freebie of a 5ml bottle of Lemon Vitality.  
This bottle of 'liquid sunshine' is extremely versatile.  You can add it to water for a refreshing taste, add to dishes, dressings, and marinades, and even consume the oil in a capsule for the nutritional benefits.  Use in replacement or in addition where you would normally use lemon juice.  The retail value of this level of reward is $8.22.

At 190pv, you'll receive an additional Essential Reward exclusive freebie - a 5ml bottle of EnvisionEnvision is formulated to stimulate feelings of creativity and resourcefulness and has oils of Black Spruce, Geranium, Orange, Lavender, Sage, and Rose!  Apply or diffuse for calm and focus, use with massage oil, or add to bath water to relax and enjoy.
Plus, you'll also receive a 15ml bottle of Citrus Fresh!, another light and cheerful scent containing oils of Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin Orange, and Spearmint.  Diffuse to perk up an office, classroom, or home.  Add to cotton balls to trash cans, stinky gym shoes, cat litter bins, or anywhere else you want to eliminate odors, plus you can also add a small amount of Citrus Fresh to water to create a room spray.  The retail value of this level of reward is $52.96.

At 250pv, in addition to all of the above, you'll receive a 15ml bottle of Clarity!
The perfect blend for back-to-school or ANY time you want to foster feelings of clarity and alertness!!  Diffuse Clarity when you want to focus on bill-paying or when it's time for homework. This blend contains Basil, Rosemary, and Peppermint. The retail value of this level of reward is $106.25.

The top award tier is at 300pv and you'll receive the ENTIRE collection of Kidscents Oils!!!  That means you'll receive all FIVE Kidscents Oils in addition to all the oils listed above.  
Here are the Kidscents Oils that you'll receive:
5ml GeneYus: GeneYus is an amazing powerhouse, kid-friendly blend containing oils of Sacred Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Melissa, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Myrrh, Vetiver, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Hyssop, and Rose. Apply to little toes and the backs of wee necks when it's time to focus and concentrate! 
5ml TummyGize: A blend of Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, and Cardamom - TummyGize is a relaxing blend for massaging onto little tummies. 
5ml SleepyIze: This relaxing bedtime (or anytime!) blend is so popular, it is limited to one per month, per member when ordering.  SleepyIze contains a beautiful combination of Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Bergamot, and Sacred Frankincense, as well as sleepytime favorites Valerian and Rue!  Diffuse at night or apply to the undersides little toes.
5ml Owie: Formulated with Tea Tree, Elemi, and other oils which are gentle and perfect for the skin, keep this one handy for application whenever your little one needs some extra love and care.
5ml SniffleEase: Containing three species of Eucalyptus, along with Dorado Azul, Myrtle, and other invigorating oils, this blend is great to diffuse during colder months. It also makes the perfect chest rub when combined with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex!
At this tier, that is NINE essential oils and blends with a total retail value of  $255.46.  

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Young Living Promos for July 2017

    Young Living has put together the PERFECT combination of must-haves to help you enjoy your summer!! If you're an Essential Reward member, see below for this month's freebies!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Restaurant Meal Monogamy

    I cringe when I am about to go out to eat with several people.  And it's not just because I'm an introvert.  It's because it very likely that people will order their meals and just assume that when all the meals arrive, that they can offer to share and expect a nibble of my meal when they ask.  Even if I don't accept their offer.

    Some people claim that the sharing of food from companions' plates is a time-honored behavior.  The predominate opinion is that you shouldn't be too disappointed to order a meal that you were undecided about because you can always grab a bite of another meal from someone else.
    I lot of people seem to use the strategy of first offering a bite of their own meal and thereby encourage their dining companions to return the gesture.  That might be a rather passive-aggressive maneuver but it seems to work because who wants to be the bad guy. 

    There are folks that see all the edible eye candy on the table and want to sample a little bit of everything. 

    I'm not even talking about the people that are afraid of the sharing of germs - if someone is a germophobe, they certainly don't want other peoples' forks in their food after they've been in their own mouths.  These people probably have a hard enough time being in such proximity as a crowded dining room without them having to worry about sharing spittle.

    Now don't get me wrong.  I fully understand the reasoning if my companions want to know what something tastes like so they will be better informed when they next visit the place.  I fully get this, but it doesn't mean that I have to like it especially if it happens time and time again.

    I feel that, unless it's agreed on beforehand, if you want to eat something, you should order it yourself.  Not rely on the people eating with you to fork over something that you really had your mind set on.  Plus what's wrong with wanting to enjoy your own meal and savor your own dessert?

    Now if I were to ask someone else for a bite of their dinner, then it would open up the sharing floodgates and I'd fully expect that to happen.  However, I don't ask anyone else for some of what they're eating.  Ever.  And if I don't do that, then why does it seem like I'm obligated to share my food with someone else if they ask? 

    I saw a forum where a woman asked the question, "Is it OK not to share my food in the restaurant?"  The very first response was for the person to go out and eat on their own if they didn't want that to happen.  The woman was told that the point of eating in restaurants was for everyone to order a different dish and to swap food and share with your dining companions.

    When did this become the societal norm?  Now granted, there are restaurants where sharing is expected, like a tapas bar or a restaurant with communal dining.  There's an Ethiopian restaurant near where I live that serves each table a huge platter of food and everyone digs in.  However, I don't believe that sharing should be expected when dining in groups in a typical restaurant.

    Etiquette guru, Emily Post, states that you have to know the rules to know when to break them.  The baseline rule for dining is: "You eat off your plate and I eat off mine."

    In my particular situation, I am being very intentional about what I eat.  I try to make smart choices and order only a small portion.  If I know that something is more likely a double portion, then I know that I can bring half of it home and have it another time.  Most of the time I order salads - something to fill me up in the time being but it usually means that I'm hungry later. So when someone asks me for some of my meal, then that messes up my meal plan and leaves less for me when I know that I've ordered just enough.

    It has been suggested that if you don't want to share with anyone else that it is up to you to politely mention that you'd like to eat your own meal, and that's something others should respect.  So why then is it deemed rude to turn someone down?  Why do we feel guilty and that we've done something wrong if we refuse (in a nice manner) to share?  And why is it all on us, as the people that don't want to share the meal that we ordered for ourselves, instead of it being on the person that wants our food?

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    February's Young Living Promotion 2017

    Here's February's Promotion!

    February’s PV promo is filled with goodies that are perfect for both self-care and for giving to others!

    Check out what goodies you can get through your qualifying order.
    Here's the lineup! 

    5-ml PanAway: Known for its invigorating scent and tingling sensation, PanAway is a great way to pamper yourself, especially if your routine includes physical activity. Apply it to your back or neck to relax before or after a workout.

    40 Essential Rewards points: Treat yourself to your favorite YL goodies with 40 Essential Rewards points. Use them to splurge on that product you’ve been eyeing for months. Each point is worth 1 PV!

    5-ml Palo Santo: Create an environment that is perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating by diffusing Palo Santo. A favorite for breathing easy, too. This spicy, woodsy oil will infuse your space with a refreshing and inspiring aroma.

    15-ml Wintergreen: Unwind after a long day with a relaxing mini-massage enhanced with Wintergreen’s sweet, minty fragrance and cool, tingling sensation or diffuse this potent oil to create an uplifting space.

    Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata: Use the strong, earthy, crisp aroma of Eucalyptus Radiata for a midday pick-me-up. Apply it to the nape of your neck or chest to experience its powerful, fresh aroma.

    Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lemongrass: Add this oil’s moisturizing properties to your favorite lotion or wear its sweet, citrus aroma on its own or with other essential oils for a signature scent!
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