Finding Joy (even if you are in a funk)

achoose joy mesh vanessa multonHow can you find Joy when you are down in the dumps and feeling heavy in the heart?  I am no expert but I have found a lot of pointers that might help you. Instead of having to search on your own, maybe these tips will help you rise out of a funk.  (Remember, none of this is medical advise but these things have helped me..)  Most of the ideas are free or very affordable.

Take a walk in a forest, sit under a tree, hug a tree or walk on the beach barefoot.  The negative ions are very beneficial like the tree essential oils when you diffuse them in your home.  Check out Disconnect from devices for a few hours a day, especially before bedtime. Sign up for the Do not call list and download MR NUMBER to your cell phone to stop unwanted calls.

Keep a gratitude journal and write a paragraph daily.  Don’t rent space out in your head to negative thoughts (see the book “Forgive for Good”).  Sign up for a daily affirmation to be delivered to your cell phone or email.

Practice random acts of kindness. Volunteer to help with the babies at church or an animal shelter. Read to the elderly at an assisted living facility.  Train a dog to do therapy work, obedience or agility. Go to a dog show. Play with puppies or kittens or just watch them play. Helping others usually makes you feel better. Learn T touch for dogs or reiki.  Take a toastmaster class.  Plan a trip even if you don’t go right away.  Day trips are fun too and affordable. I love to visit old Florida towns and go to the diners.

Go shopping at thrift stores or estate sales.  There are so many hidden treasures at these places.

Research your family tree.  is a great place to trace your roots and it is all free. Go to the library and check out their free events including guest speakers and movies.  The reference people will help teach you how to download books for free to your phone or mobile device.

Go to a massage school and get a massage or facial. Make your own foot scrubs and massage your feet with it.  Make up a bath salt with epsom salts and lavender essential oil.   Soak in a tub with calming music. Put a drop of Joy essential oil over your heart and your kidneys.

Listen to drum medicine music (mimics the heart beat).  Check out David and Steve Gordon.  Meditate and do yoga practice along with some breathing exercises.  Meditate daily with some Frankincense oil in the diffuser or  by applying to your palms and inhaling.  Do a chakra clearing with a pendulum and see which chakra needs an assist.

Fall in love with something or someone.  Find your passion and go with it. Close your eyes before you go to sleep and ask the Angels to assist you with any problems. Make sure you get good sleep. Try Lavender on the feet and inhaling it before sleep. If you wake up every night, ask your doctor if you might have apnea. Snore-guards may help.

Have your Vitamin D level checked. Low levels can cause problems in many forms as it is more of a hormone than a vitamin. Whole food vitamins are always a better choice than synthetic varieties. Take probiotics daily to support the gut. Good bacteria in the gut helps to absorb nutrients and has even been noted to help with anxiety. (See Trudy Scott). Make a green smoothie every day.  You can get a refurbished vitamix for less $. Check your blood sugar levels with a personal meter to see what foods spike your insulin levels. Dr Mark Hyman (Blood Sugar Solution author) recommends PGX fiber to help stabilize blood sugar. High sugar levels are likened to glass particles in your arteries and found to be much more harmful than good fats like olive oil and ghee. Eat no processed foods. Do an elimination diet to see if certain foods are making you feel bad. Not all food allergies show up on blood or skin tests.  See

Try something that you always wanted to do.  Take guitar lessons,art lessons or tai chi. Try a cooking class, or cake decorating. The local recreation departments have options. Senior centers offer trips by bus to make new friends. Go to a local zoo. Take a picnic lunch to a local park and watch the ducks.

Get a Heart Math device and learn how your thoughts are affecting your body/mind/spirit.  for more information and for the research.

Fall in love with books again. has audio downloads that you can try for free. Listen to books in the car and let the car be your university.  If the library doesn’t have a book, I look for used books from Check out SPOTIFY for great commercial free music. Listen to the songs from your youth and sing along.

When someone hurts you, they are hurting so pray for them.  Attend services of some sort. People who gather together live longer.  Try for a variety of great groups.  If you don’t have nice parents or they have gone to Heaven, love on someone else’s parents.   Read the book “In Sheep’s Clothing” for a new perspective on people that are bothering you.

Make bone broth and consume it daily for great nutrition. Bone broth is very affordable to make in a crock pot.  Use organic beef bones if possible. Stay hydrated and add some minerals to the water on occasion.  Have your iodine level tested.

Listen to online summits for free to see what experts have to say about challenges that you might be facing. Online summits are free for a short time. Hay House and Health Talks online are good choices.  One Spirit Medicine is an amazing account of a Shaman’s personal journey back to health from a devastating diagnosis. Get an acupuncture treatment or learn acupressure.

Look for cute cartoons.  I love cartoons, especially from people who use animals like the talented Maria Scrivan. Laugh every day.  Watch comedy, not criminal shows.

Move your body every day. Stretch and take time to relax too.  Eat more greens.  Smile…

Try to limit your exposure to chemicals and pesticides in food, and personal care products. Whatever you put on your skin ends up in the blood. Organic foods are worth the extra money as reduce your exposure to pesticides and chemicals.  Farmers markets might be a good place to purchase organic or grow your own.  Don’t be afraid to sweat. It releases toxins.

Don’t forget to breathe. When you are stressed, holding the breath can make you feel worse. Take a minute to remember that because you breathe, you are a child of God and he loves you.

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Notes from Animal Conference


Young Living Animal Conference -Notes from April 2017

The Young Living Animal conference in Mona, Utah at the Lavender farm featured holistic Veterinarians, Animal Behaviorists, Animal trainers, Breeders and Researchers. Morning general sessions with expert speakers were followed by workshops in the afternoon.  I wasn’t able to attend all of the workshops, but here is some of the information that I gathered from the classes that I did attend.  This information is for education and not medical advise.

Life Science Publishers is coming out with a new Animal Reference Guide in June.

The speakers passionately shared their case studies and personal testimonials.  Feel free to email me if any of my notes need further explanation.

Dr Nancy Brandt DVM  suggested a process of self selection where she lets the animals choose their own oils. She puts the open bottles on the floor and lets the animal go to the oil that they like.

To get the last little bit of oils from the bottle, she suggests adding vodka to the bottle, soaking for 4-8 hours. Add the vodka/oil mix to a glass bottle with distilled water and use as a mister.  She sometimes uses a pendulum to choose oils.

Diffuse in the clinic:  ravintsara, myrtle, eucalyptus, citrus.  Diffuse in grooming room: Lavender, roman chamomile, valerian, vetiver, cedarwood, peace and calm oil.  Diffusing is very safe in cold water ultrasonic diffuers.

Loss of pet : sacred angel, sacred mountain, sacred frankincense, frankincense.

Find an oil that your nose likes.

Dr Jodie, author of “Live With Your Pet in Mind”, has valuable information on her website along with Youtube videos from Pet X Talks

She spoke on vaccinations and Kidney support.  Probiotics and gut health are important. Prebiotics – dark green leafy, berries, whole food vitamins, enzymes,inulin, chicory root, mushroom, FOS. Switch up your probiotics.  Phosphorus binds calcium. Feed warm food.  Add glandular, dandelion, parsley, cordyceps, uva ursi (see Young Living K & B), Essential oil of juniper, colostrum, vitamin D.  She suggested a book called “Silent Messages” and “Let Me See Your Body Talk” by Jan Hargrave.    Website and

One of the workshops featured a demonstration using the FEELINGS KIT oils on animals.  Handout available by request.  Check out this video too…

Acupressure — hold 2-3 minutes, ninety degrees to acupressure point.  Anyone can do acupressure.   Also see…

Suggested oils for emotional release:  idaho balsam fir, copahiba, Valor, Relieve it, northern lights black spruce, aromalife, release, transformation. Joy and Nutmeg on the adrenals. Spruce on the spine and bones. Cypress on the feet. Immupower for immune.

American Council of Animal Naturopathy- course online recommended by Vet techs.

Frankincense and lavender prior to surgery to reduce trauma. Peppermint aids in digestion.

Emotions stuck …. Liver.  Pancreas- lack of sweetness in life. Lung- grief.  Ligaments- connection to God. Intense emotions get trapped in the body. Clear your energy, clear the animals. Get people to breathe and release. Look at animal behavior to see what is going on with the people. Energy has to move. Dogs get scared- floods brain and neurons. Releases chemicals and hormones. Limbic system affected. Oils hold vibration and energy. We are electrical beings on energetic level.

Shots :  DHPP 8 & 12 weeks.  16 weeks do a titer.  1 year later – titer.  3 years later – titer.

Remember, start with only a few drops as oils are very concentrated.  Dilute with V6 or carrier oils and do a skin patch test.

Janet Hicks – animal communicator       Book:  “First Aid with Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy”      DVM           (dog trainer)      Offers classes on animal Naturopathy online                Animal Reference Book coming June 2017 Life Science Publishers    Tawnya Bobst website




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Animal Essential Oils Conference

younglivinganimalconferenceUtah in April was not at all what I had expected.  Thirty degrees in the morning warming to a balmy fifty-seven is not fun when you are coming from Florida.   The Young Living Animal conference was held outdoors under a tent on the Lavender Farm grounds. I can appreciate what handlers go through at outdoor dog shows in cold weather. Nevertheless, the event proved to be worth every dime. With Holistic Veterinarians, researchers, dog trainers, animal behaviorist and a special guest appearance from Gary and Mary Young, the experience was and always is a life changer. The speakers, workshops, and testimonials made it an exceptional experience.

Once I have my notes together, I will hold a conference call to share what we learned along with typed notes. Please email me or PM for the date, time and call in information.  email

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Gift Pouch for Sharing Essential Oils


I love this little gift pouch that I got for Christmas.  What a great way to gift someone with an oil.  Here are a couple of places that I found them for between $3 and $5.

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Amazing Diffusers for Essential Oils

The Plant Extracts diffusers have lights, timers and volume settings. Diffusing is a great way to deliver essential oils into the environment to support the respiratory system and emotions, purify the air, spread negative ions (like the ocean) and replace toxic chemical air fresheners. These diffusers can be set on intermittent timing to deliver the oils in the safest way possible.  I have had mine for years and if they do break, the company can repair them.

I am buying six or twelve depending on interest, so if you would like one at my cost… please email me or PM on Facebook.  At six, they run around $65 plus tax.

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Infrared Sauna and Eucalyptus

3597When you read books and the same recommendation keeps coming up, it may be time to take a second look. I read about the benefits of Infrared saunas from Suzanne Somers (author of Tox-Sick), Dr Amy Myers, Dr Mark Hyman MD, Dr David Minkoff, Ben Greenfield (fitness guru) and many others. The Mayo Clinic is using the Infrared sauna for heart patients.

Using Eucalyptus essential oil in the sauna can turn your sauna into a spa day experience. I like Eucalyptus  Blue oil and other tree oils are nice as well. Use oils sparingly as they are very concentrated. Wireless essential oil diffusers are available now. A glass spritzer bottle with distilled water and a few drops of oil is a nice way to introduce the oils into the sauna.

I enjoy reading in the sauna.  I am currently enjoying the wisdom of Dr Paul Pearsall.

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Support Your Immune System

immupower3Worried about catching all the bugs that are going around?  When patients come in to the office that are sick, I use many products to support my immune system. I love the whole food vitamins called Master Formula, Ningxia Red, Life 9 Probiotics, Sulfurzyme, and the oil called Immupower.  I don’t love the smell of Immupower but it works for me. I put it on the bottom of my feet, put on socks and go to bed.  I have been exposed to so many things and so far (knock wood) have not been sick in years.

Diffusing the oils release negative ions (good ones like the ocean), disperses the oils into the environment as in nature, and helps purify the air from microbes. The tree oils are especially helpful for the respiratory system. In one of my classes for my aromatherapy certification, lemon oil was suggested to cut the duration of a cold in half. Apply the lemon oil to the chest and feet after a shower.  Some people will need to dilute the oils with a carrier oil like V6.  Thieves oil in the diffuser along with eucalyptus oil can be helpful.  Use a 1:3 ratio.  Less is more with oils so use sparingly.

To purchase products, go to and use member # 1034089.  A gift of a free essential oils desk reference will be mailed to anyone obtaining a premium wholesale account under my member #

Many blessings for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Ingredients of Immupower oil:

Hyssop†, Mountain savory†, Cistus†, Camphor†, Frankincense†, Oregano†, Clove†, Cumin†, and Dorado azul†

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

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Cornbread Stuffing Casserole Recipe

sage2A patient shared this recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing. It sounded so good that I wanted to share it.

1 bag of Cornbread stuffing (or gluten free breadcrumbs),Butter or Ghee, finely chopped onion, Jimmy Dean nitrate free sausage with sage (if you can’t find the one with sage, use a half drop of  SAGE Vitality essential oil added after you remove the fry pan from heat),organic celery,2 cage free eggs,chicken broth,peeled and chopped organic green apple. Cook the sausage until browned. Drain the fat. Add the celery,onion and the butter or ghee. Cook until the onion is translucent. Remove from heat. Mix the cornbread, eggs, apple and chicken broth with sausage mixture. Use the amount of liquid that they suggest on the cornbread package. Put in casserole dish and bake covered for about 45 minutes in 325 oven until done.


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Oolong Tea for Allergy,Eczema,Bones

slique-tea-box2-246pxIn Dr Leo Galland’s Allergy Solution book, he recommends Oolong tea as it was found in research studies to inhibit allergic reactions and help eczema. In his book, he tells you how to brew the tea to reduce the caffeine and still get the health benefits. Dr Galland also wrote about a Chinese study with oolong tea and overweight men and women. In six weeks of drinking four cups of oolong tea daily, the subjects had significant reductions in weight and waist size, despite no change in diet.

Young Living’s Slique Tea is made with Oolong tea.

Oolong tea has been used in Asia for years to help women build bone. In Dr Christian Northrup’s new book called, Goddesses Never Age, she doesn’t recommend the drugs that are supposed to build bone. Dr Northrup is a board certified OB-GYN and a Hay House author.

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Morning Start

morning-start-bath-gelAfter the hurricane, my yard was covered in pine needles. I was covered in pine sap and couldn’t get it off. I tried the morning start bath gel and it worked like a charm. It is my new go to bath gel,even at night. The smell is heavenly and it is chemical free. I just ordered the other bath gels to try.  They have an unscented bath gel that you can add your favorite essential oils to.

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