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Why We Left to Rebuild with doTERRA

What was it that compelled Nathan and I to walk away from everything we’d built for 7 years to start over in this industry with a new company? I never dreamed this would be my story, but I’ve come to see that living a life of faith is rarely predictable, has numerous unexpected twists and turns, and always requires us to step out before we see the end of the story. This key principle of trust and faith is what drove us

Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings

I am always looking to grow as a mom, business owner, in my relationships, and in my ability to walk in peace and not stress. And when I’m not growing I actually get really down. It’s like the creative part of me has been switched off like a light and I feel completely lethargic. But when I’m intentionally pursing growth opportunities, I come alive. Ideas start to flow. Relationships deepen. Business begins to thrive. And I feel a sense of

Momma’s Still Got It

We call Friday nights “Friday Family Fun Night.”  It’s a little tradition we started years ago with the kids.   On this particular Friday night we decided to go shoot some hoops at the park.  The weather is just perfect here in Tennessee and it was the perfect night to be outdoors.   After about 2 hours of playing “Around the World” with my daughter I decided to see how far off my high school game I was by busting out a half court

One Trick to Making Commitment Stick

Commitment…can be a scary word. We tend to associate it with failure…times when we said we were going to do something, but then neglected to follow through with it.   At the heart of any success that has ever been achieved is a resolve or commitment to do it.   We often set ourselves up for failure right from the start because of three little words:   “I’ll try it.”   Did you know that the definition of try is “an attempt to fail”?  Scientists

Power Comes from Process, Not Perfection

I feel like I go through phases where I hit a little rut, come out, then hit a rut again.  And that process drives me crazy.   Do you ever feel that way?   I’d rather hit the high and never come off of it.  Oh, if only.   For so long I would beat myself up about the rut part of the process, but I’m realizing more and more it comes down to this simple truth…   We aren’t perfect.  Life (including our fitness) is a journey

Dig Deep to Go Up

My son loves to dig in the dirt.   As a matter fact, so do my daughters.   What is the fascination with thinking a hole in the ground? Maybe it’s discovering buried treasures. Maybe it’s the anticipation and mystery of not knowing what you are going to find…so you continue to dig a little deeper and a little deeper to see what lies beneath the next shovel-full of dirt.   While digging a hole in the dirt may evoke childlike curiosity and all of us,

What is Your Time Worth?

When you opened your eyes this morning, was your never-ending “to do” list one of the first things on your mind?    Did you wonder how in the world you were going to be able to get it all done?   That was me every morning, until I realized I didn’t have to get it all done.  What if I told you there was a proven, simple formula that could empower you to evaluate every item on your “to do” list and

Tyler Perry’s Take on How to Be Successful

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmNNsOpTR94[/youtube]   Everyone is searching for the secret to success.  I recently was introduced by a friend to this video of Tyler Perry giving his “2 cents” about how he rose to such great success.  I don’t know about you, but I love hearing real life stories of people who were down and out and rose above some huge obstacle to finally taste the dream they’ve longed for and worked so hard to

3 Ways to Beat Sadness, Depression, or Apathy

We all have days that feel a little (or a lot) overwhelming.   I don’t know if you have ever experienced a day where you felt a heaviness, you struggled to get up when the alarm clock went off, and maybe you even felt like you weren’t going to make it through the day.   In the past 12 hours, Nathan and I had two friends who very unexpectedly passed away. The heart-wrenching pain of losing someone you love can send you to a