emotional healing

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June 17, 2015
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Inhale. Apply. Ingest. Soak. There are all kinds of ways to fall in love with Young Living’s therapeutic grade essential oils and […]

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June 16, 2015
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“Her sufferings were her shield.” I didn’t start this post as a tribute to Elisabeth Elliot, but it seems appropriate since she finished […]

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June 14, 2015
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True confessions: I am not a big fan of cooking. I can do it. My mom taught me well. But, when my […]

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June 11, 2015
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In yesterday’s post I shared five basic steps that anyone can take to reduce stress and support the physical body while the […]

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June 10, 2015
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I hope you’ve enjoyed the suggestions for books and songs to help a heart on the mend. Today I want to continue […]

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June 5, 2015
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I think there’s probably always been a melody in my heart. One of my first acts of mischief as a young child […]

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June 3, 2015
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Healing is a journey, not a destination. I was diagnosed with multiple systemic exhaustion syndrome in 2001, but the list of physical […]

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May 7, 2015
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479, give or take. Is that … the number of things I’ve “liked” on Facebook this week? Nope. THAT number is quite […]

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April 18, 2015
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I’m thinking a lot about the little things these days, thanks to Darren Hardy and Chalene Johnson. I read Hardy’s book, The […]

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April 15, 2015
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  This is Part 2 of a series. Part 1 was published yesterday (4/14/15). Once I decided that THIS was the goal I […]

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April 14, 2015
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  Anyone ever heard of a “push goal” before? Prior to …. hmmm, about March 3, neither had I. But today I […]

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April 10, 2015
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Carmine Gallo knows communication like da Vinci knew smiles, like Godiva knows chocolate, or like Audrey Hepburn knew style. His new book […]

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So you’re ready to take advantage of your Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils with a home diffuser? Great. But if you’re like many, when […]

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April 2, 2015
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I had one of those moments this week. You know, those moments when all the noise around you shushes as if someone […]

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November 11, 2014
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I can already tell I’m going to look back on this season of recovery as one of God’s precious gifts. In that […]

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November 7, 2014
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“You’ll heal on the outside faster than on the inside,” she quipped as we wrapped up our post-op visit earlier this week. […]

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September 1, 2014
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A year ago we cried together over the pain of our infertility journeys. Today, I took her a meal and watched as […]

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August 19, 2014
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Hello from your long-lost friend! When I wrote my last post in June I had every intention of following up quickly with […]

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June 8, 2014
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“Your results are normal,” reported the nurse calling from my doctor’s office. And my heart jumped first with joy at the thought […]

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May 26, 2014
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The long weekend is winding down and I’m feeling grateful. Grateful for the rest of the past few days. And grateful for […]

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May 8, 2014
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I have always been a rule follower, so not following a recipe, to me, feels like skirting disaster. But, I’m making progress. […]

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May 5, 2014
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One of the greatest challenges for me in coming to grips with the spiritual confusion I have experienced has been trying to […]

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April 27, 2014
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“There’s a melodrama behind every smiling face.” That’s a quote I’ve heard often from my father, a former Air Force personnel director […]

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April 25, 2014
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The elements assaulted his senses as he stood on the deck. The wind and rain whipped around him flinging water into his […]

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April 22, 2014
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After our second miscarriage, a co-worker of Phil’s gave us a copy of the book, “When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden” […]

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April 16, 2014
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It was an off-handed comment. “Have you ever thought about …” And it changed my life. I started using essential oils last […]

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April 14, 2014
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In my last two posts I shared about how God began to bring me from a place of spiritual confusion to one […]

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April 8, 2014
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Note: For the first part of the story, see Confusion’s Bitter Fruit – Part One I arrived at the ministry center in […]

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April 7, 2014
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I closed the book and turned out the light, but as I settled down next to my husband, I suddenly felt a […]

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April 5, 2014
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Lemon essential oil is like sunshine in a bottle. Seriously! Since joining Young Living, I’ve rarely gone a day without lemon: inhaled, […]

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April 3, 2014
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A few days ago I snapped this picture of tiny flecks of mint struggling through the dead leaves and branches in a […]

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March 31, 2014
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It’s not an anniversary I wanted to have. This time last year Phil and I said goodbye to our second child when […]

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March 29, 2014
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The byline for my blog is “pursuing a life of love, faithfulness and simplicity.” I offer a brief description of the kind […]

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March 23, 2014
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So how did you come to use essential oils? In a perfect world, I would want to sit down and tell you […]

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March 22, 2014
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Ever notice how a little thing like clutter can make you feel just a bit crazy? By “a bit crazy” I mean […]

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March 20, 2014
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A tagline like “Pursuing a life of love, faithfulness and simplicity” is bound to raise the question: “Pursuing whaaaaat?” Lest those words […]

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