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Mother of three, building a career and being a caregiver to my disabled husband after a horrible tragedy. Balancing life and the journey of trauma, hardship, love and faith, family connection and healing physically and mentally. Join Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more if you are looking for support and a lifestyle change. Learn how to love yourself and life again please book an appointment with me or email me at kollette@weeklyessential.com. Facetime and Zoom appointments available as well. The doTERRA lifestyle and Essential oils changed my life and my families.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

February 2020 Full Snow Moon Ritual



Traditionally, the Moon we see in February is called the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall of February. On average, February is the USA’s snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service. 

February 9th, 2020 brings a Full Moon. The Sun in Aquarius is a time for self-expression. Expression of affection builds bridges. It warms hearts. It can even change lives. When the Moon is moving through Leo, you will have a stronger desire to let others know how you feel. You’ll be more apt to tell people that you love them, or express your appreciation for them. Being honest and vulnerable is about as brave, beautiful, awe-inspiring, confident, and cool as it gets.

February’s Full Snow Moon rises on the night of February 8 and peaks in the early hours of February 9.

The February Full Moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. The Snow Moon name dates back to the Native Americans during Colonial times when the Moon was a way of tracking the seasons.  

This Snow Full Moon comes to clear away the darkness within. Leo is ruled by the sun, which makes this Full Moon extra special. It will light your inner fire and remind you that life is for living and experiencing new things, failing, learning, succeeding not controlling. 

Allow space for yourself during this time and enjoy the transition of letting of things that no longer sever you of your heart, body, mind and out of your life! It is time for releasing!

This Full Moon will give you a boost of self-esteem and positive energy.

The February Full Moon is a time to connect to our higher selves. It is a time to connect to our own inner self, the core of who we are. Enjoy this month’s Ritual. 



Full Moon Ritual
This ritual is best done from February 8th-21th, 2020

This is your time, utilize this Full Moon as an excuse to make time for yourself and to reflect upon the vibes you emanate to the rest of the world. The Full Moon is also a time to be quiet, to find your peace, to let go. Take a deep breath and forgive others. You are actually doing it for yourself. Be kind, and you will always have peace.

What you will need

* Pen and paper
* 4 gemstone of choice representing earth, air, fire, water
* Candle and lighter, bowl with water
* Fire going in fireplace (optional)
* Essential oils 
* Smudging tool of choice
* Intention

Directions for Ritual

1.      Place four gemstones in a square configuration with one in each corner. Place the candle in the middle and have your pen and paper, and bowl of water to the side. Light your candle. Each gemstone represents Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.

2.      Cleans your surroundings by using your cleansing tools of choice, aroma spray recipe here or white sage or palo santo stick. Repeat the following.

“My space is light, my space is love, my space is safe and protected. Peace, love, and joy surround me. Only love surrounds me. I am safe, loved, and protected. My space is cleasned with love. Thank you.” 

3.      Next cleanse your aura with your cleansing tool of choice. As you cleanse recite...

“I let go of what no longer serves me, what has never served me and what is not love. I am light and free!”
4.     Sit in front of your gemstones, set your intention and pick an essential oil and apply a few drops to the palm of your hands, rub together and take a few deep breaths and repeat our intention three times.

Essential Oil Recommendations

Adaptive– protective and calming
Bergamot helps you let go of anger, anxiety, loneliness, insecurity, and fear.

Cedarwood– helps you overcome meekness
Frankincense – elevates and stimulates the mind. Helps you let go of approval and feelings of worthlessness.


Geranium– helps you let go of wanting to please everyone

Helichrysum– let go of panic, loneliness, and grief
Jasmine– let go of stress and habits that burn you out
Lavender– for abandonment and atonement
Melissa– also known as “heart’s delight”, Melissa is good for letting of self-limitations
Patchouli– enhances security and a sense of unconditional love
Romanchamomile– helps you let go of irritability
Rose – enhances spiritual focus. Helps you let go of sadness, helps release grief and sadness
Sandalwood– helps calm overactive emotions. Strengthens independence
Ylangylang– illumination. Helps you face your fears

5.      Take 10-15 Minutes to meditate on your intention with music of your choice or in silence. Remember to breathe.
6.      Take your piece of paper and write down from earth, air, fire, water.

For Earth write down what weighs you down or a blocks you.
I release ……

For Air write down what makes you fearful and nervous, that prevents you from moving forward.

I release my fear of……..

For Fire write down what anger and frustrations you want to let go of. Think of repeated patterns, look for solutions to prevent further anger and frustrations, what choices can you make to change the situation. It you don’t know then turn it over to the divine light for healing!

I give my worries, anger and frustrations to the light for healing....

For Water write down what makes you sad, grief, painful emotions. Something that hurts, that you need to get out and let go of.
You can also include feelings of comfort, health nurturing or self love.

" I am loved and protected, I love myself unconditionally!"

7.      Once you have it all written down take your pieces of paper light it with your lighter and place in the bowl of water or if you have a fire burning, throw the paper into the fire saying to yourself
I let go of the past! I am worthy and deserving! I love myself and stand in my power. I am proud of who I am. I let go, I let go, I let go! I love myself, I am loved and I am magnificent!” Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

8.     Give yourself space to be emotional, take your time, feel the emotions and give them love, then let them go to the light for healing!

9.      Write down your intention and put it in a place you will see it and recite it daily!

10.   Finish with an Angel, Tarot or Oracle cards reading of choice. PM or email me for a reading. (Optional)
Enjoy and remember to give yourself space. 
Thank you and Happy Full Moon


Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious. Image Credit Kent Chambers and Google images
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



Sunday, February 2, 2020

doTERRA February Specials 2020

Wow! I have been with doTERRA since 2009 and never seen a special like this. If you would like to learn more click on the tab above, Join and Save. You will be redirected to my web page and there are some videos you can watch there, or click on the classes tab above to watch a recorded webinar, join a Facebook class or live class. Reach out to me for a private or zoom meeting.



To learn more about doTERRA click on the class tab above to see what is happening this month. 
If you would like to learn more or try a sample of an essential oil contact me below or PM me on Facebook.

I love sharing essential oils!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

My Story using doTERRA's LIFELONG Vitality Supplements


In 2008, I was getting back into shape after having three kids. My body was different, my life was different and it was a struggle. I was overweight, I didn't feel good, I had weekly crippling head tension, so much to do at work, nervous all the time, my mind would race all night long not allowing me to calm down and get any rest. 

I was not taking care of myself. It is hard when you have three little ones or even just a husband to take care of, then to remember to take care of yourself. Which is extremely important, you can't take care of your loved ones if you are not healthy.

I was introduced to a new lifestyle that changed my life and taught me how to take much better care of myself.

My neighbor introduced doTERRA to me, I knew nothing about essential oils, I was interested and eager to learn more. I am so grateful to her for stopping by that day because it was life changing. I had so much to learn about essential oils and doTERRA products. I am still learning and loving the doTERRA lifestyle after all this time. The LLV was just the beginning.

It is so hard to get motivated and I was in a rut. I started taking the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements and within a week I felt so much better. I was sleeping through the night and not waking up at 3-4 am with my mind racing. Within two months I no longer was suffering from the crippling head tension (I was on a narcotic prescription drug and haven't taken it since 2009). I was feeling good!

Through the next few years of life happenings, trauma, hardships, loss and being the caregiver for my mother and now disabled husband while maintaining a household and raising children, the LLV was a must and a blessing. It not only helped me physically but emotionally in ways I could never imagine. 

I love the LLV and would recommend it to anyone to try. Why not, it could be life changing for you as well. 
  
I was consistent for years and then my mother's dementia kicked in and she moved in with us and we cared for her since 2009 and in our home since 2014. The last few months of her life, I didn’t have time to take care of me, I was too exhausted to do anything but care for my mother, husband and three kids. 

I stopped taking my supplements which was the biggest mistake I could have made. My health went downhill. I had places that hurt in my body, I didn't know existed. I quit working out, gained weight, was sad, in denial and just functioning to get through the day.

My mother passed and then the grief set in. I continued to suffer for another six months without the LLV. Then one day I saw the bottles of the LLV and decided to start taking them again. I noticed a difference the first day. 

I wish I would have never stopped taking them. Over the next few weeks, I was motivated, my body didn't hurt, I started losing weight again, oh and I forgot how good it was to be relaxed and calm enough to rest all through the night again. Everything is just more joyful. I was feeling again, motivated, present for my children, and I was feeling GREAT! This is what the Lifelong Vitality pack has done for me. If you have any questions, please reach out to me, I am happy to help. 

Here is a link to learn more about the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack and the ingredients click here

My mother was also taking the LLV until she could not swallow the supplements anymore. She was bed ridden in 2009 and we started her on the supplements and within two weeks she was out of bed, motivated and moving again. The LLV supplements helped her in so many ways through the years as well, especially with her mood, emotions and physically. She was Amazing! My mother, she was truly the most amazing, loving and giving person I know. I was so grateful that my family and I were able to care for her.

After 11 years of using and then not using the LLV, I am back to my daily routine and feeling great and I invite you to do the same. I am back to work, getting rest through the night, calmer, dropping weight, motivated and feeling good all over! Enjoying life! And enjoying my family!

I know not everything works the same for everyone, that is what is so great about doTERRA, you have 30 days to try the LLV and if they don't work for you then you will get your money back. I have not had anyone return them yet. I invite you to enjoy the doTERRA lifestyle.

Love How You Feel!



These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Slim & Sassy

Slim & Sassy® Metabolic Blend

When this product first came out I fell in love with it. I used it every day in my water. Maybe a little too much! I have to say it worked for me. I didn't gain a pound that year. I traveled a lot and I like to eat when I travel, but I was consistent on drinking it in my water. I am grateful that I learned about other oils I could also drink in my water to switch it up a little. Then a few years later, doTERRA came out with the Slim & Sassy Trim Shakes. 
The Trim Shakes are hands down the best shakes I have ever had! I have tried a tons from the health food store, spent a lot of money on chalk tasting shakes that I just threw away. I couldn't stand them. 
When doTERRA came out with the Slim & Sassy Soft Gels the timing couldn't have been better. I don't think I can drink anymore Slim & Sassy in my water. Thank you doTERRA for all of these amazing products. Now lets get to the details. 
The Slim & Sassy Blend is designed to help boost your metabolism and manage hunger cravings, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can be used as part of a weight management plan when combined with exercise and healthy eating.*
Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy metabolism when used internally*
  • Helps manage hunger cravings when taken with water*
  • Diuretic-, stimulant-, and calorie-free

Ingredients

Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.

Aromatic Description

Warm, spicy, herbal

Description

Slim & Sassy, our proprietary metabolic blend, combines powerful essential oils known to promote a healthy metabolism when ingested.* The flavorful blend of Slim & Sassy helps manage hunger throughout the day while supporting healthy metabolism and promoting a positive mood.* Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon. When taken with a healthy eating and exercise plan, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight management goals.*

$26.00 Wholesale $34.67 retail

Uses

  • Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.*
  • Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.*
  • Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.*
  • Add a few drops to Slim & Sassy TrimShake or V Shake.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute four drops in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Other Product Recommendations



* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Winter Essential Recipes 2020

Winter Essential Recipes

Diffusing is probably my favorite way to enjoy the benefits of oils in the winter! Here are 5 of my favorite diffuser recipes. (Don’t see one you like? Customize any that looks tempting or create your own!)


GINGERBREAD HOUSE
- 3 Drops Ginger
- 2 Drops Cassia
- 2 Drops Clove

FROSTY FOREST
-3 drops White Fir
-2 drops Cypress
-1 drop Cedarwood

BY THE FIRE
-2 drops White Orange
-2 drops Frankincense
-2 drops Cinnamon

LONG WINTER’S SLEEP
-1 drop Cassia
-2 drops Cedarwood
-2 drops Wild Orange

WINTER CHAI
-3 drops Orange
-1 drop Cinnamon
-1 drop Cardamom
-1 drop Clove


Ready for some yummy soup?


It can sometimes be hard to choose between healthy and tasty... so why not choose both?
This Roasted Butternut Squash Soup strikes a balance of delicious and nutritious, and with it being easy to make, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

INGREDIENTS:
- 1⁄4 cup medium diced onion
- 1⁄4 cup medium diced celery
- 1⁄4 cup small diced carrot
- 3 cups medium diced butternut squash
- 2 - 3 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream or evaporated skim milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 drops Cardamom oil
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Roast first four ingredients in 350° F oven; when nicely browned put in a saucepan.
2. Add two cups of chicken stock, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
3. Simmer until just boiling and place in a food processor.
4. Puree until smooth, adding more stock if needed for a smooth, soupy texture.
5. Add Cardamom and Cinnamon Bark oils.
6. Add more seasoning if needed. Serve hot.
(Credit goes to dōTERRA®: https://bit.ly/2LNIegJ)
(To make this recipe vegan, substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock, and almond milk for the heavy cream.)


I am excited to share the next recipe....


Check out one of doTERRA’s most popular winter recipe for On Guard Pancakes that uses what you already have in the cupboard:

INGREDIENTS:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 drop Cinnamon Bark oil
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 2 - 4 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend (to taste)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Mash bananas in a medium mixing bowl; mix in yogurt, eggs, milk, canola oil, vanilla, and doTERRA On Guard. (You can also add in a drop of peppermint if you desire!)
2. In a large mixing bowl add oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts; mix well.
3. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix. Do not over mix.
4. Spray griddle with non-stick spray, use a small ladle to scoop out the mixture to griddle. Cook on medium to high heat. Cook as you would regular pancakes, waiting for bubbles to appear then flip.
Has anyone tried this recipe or something like it? What did you think?
Credit goes to dōTERRA®:https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-doterra-on-guard-pancakes

My family loves them and I know you will too!
And the next one is good too!



Ready to make 28 perfectly delectable peppermint chocolates, perfect for treating yourself or others? Look at how manageable this recipe is:

INGREDIENTS
- 1 1⁄2 cup organic coconut oil
- 1⁄4 cup raw honey
- 3 drops Peppermint oil
- 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 candy cane, crushed

DIRECTIONS:
1. Whip solid coconut oil, raw honey, and Peppermint essential oil together with a hand mixer. The whipped filling should be white and fluffy when complete.
2. Refrigerate the whipped filling for about five minutes.
3. Use a small scoop or measuring spoon to make small mounds of mint filling. Press down with a spoon or finger to make a flat shape.
4. Place each piece on a sheet of parchment paper on top of the cookie sheet. Return mints to freezer until ready to coat with chocolate.
5. In a small saucepan or double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips over low heat.
Take mints out of the freezer. Use a fork to dip each piece in melted chocolate. Place on top of the cooling rack.
6. For holiday fun, sprinkle with crushed candy cane immediately after coating.
7. Put chocolates back in the freezer to cool until hardened. Serve chocolates immediately or store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.
(Full recipe at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-peppermint-chocolates)

Thank you for letting me share these recipes


Source/ doterra.com, synduit.com 
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.