Trafficking in Persons

I wrote this blog piece mostly on July 30, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Let me give a disclaimer: this piece is based on what I know to date and is only a peek at even that. It is my hope that your eyes and heart will be opened as you read this,… Continue reading Trafficking in Persons

Is History Important?

This past week, I visited with family in a state several hours away from my home. The central event was my aunt’s 90th birthday party and a chance to get together with her and many cousins. I stayed with my son and his family who live nearby. That son has reached an age where he… Continue reading Is History Important?

Rh Negative Blood

The Rh(esus) factor is the presence or absence of an inherited protein/antigen found on the surface of red blood cells. It was identified in the 1930s by Karl Landsteiner (who had discovered blood types in 1900) and Alexander Weiner when they were researching the causes of and solutions for mysterious deaths of dozens of babies… Continue reading Rh Negative Blood

Light and Ozone Therapies

The recent CoVid-19 pandemic has led to much interest in alternative medicine since no vaccines or widely proven therapies are yet available. This week’s topic is covered by guest writer Emily Ulrey, R.N. (nea.ulrey@gmail.com). She welcomes correspondence on this topic. She also suggests that those who desire to know more about ozone therapy can follow… Continue reading Light and Ozone Therapies

Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

I first came to know yarrow because I was looking for a pretty plant for my front yard that would act as a natural pest repellent and would attract pollinators. When I started to grow it, I was completely entranced by its aroma, by the beauty of its leaves and flower heads, and by its… Continue reading Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

If you have been following my posts in the Facebook group, Wellness Made Simple – Education (and if you haven’t, hop on over and join us!), you have probably noticed that my emphasis has shifted lately from essential oils, blends, and infused products to personalized nutrition. This change is intentional, and I’ll explain why I’ve… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

Personalized Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Have you ever wondered why some diets and so-called “superfoods” work so well for some people and not at all - or even cause problems - for others? Have you ever noticed that certain foods always make you feel great while others make you feel tired, sluggish, bloated, or even in pain? Or that those… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Myrrh

Myrrh is the “mother earth” oil, known and used by the ancients as a medicine and perfume, traded along the spice routes, five times more valuable than frankincense in Roman times, used by queens in beauty preparations. Is it still useful in our times? YES! Myrrh is one of my favorite oils, and I use… Continue reading Myrrh

Lavender

Lavender angustifolia is doTERRA’s top selling oil in terms of sheer number of bottles. It is probably also the DIY plant “solution” that is best known and most used among the general public. Why is that? Lavender is the most complex of all known essential oils, with more than 100 chemical constituents and an extremely… Continue reading Lavender

Blood Type Diet Basics

In recent weeks, we have discussed how essential oils are delivered throughout the body via blood flow and how emotions are simply the movement of blood flow from one part of the brain to another as you respond to circumstances or events that you didn't expect or can't accept.  By now you are starting to… Continue reading Blood Type Diet Basics