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    Bertha Yoder

    January 19, 2020
    Whether or not we like to hear it, exercise is an important aspect of personal wellness. It so happens that during this time of year, people tend to kick off all kinds of healthy changes: cleaner eating, increased physical activity, and better sleeping habits, just to name a few. What do they all...
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    As we ring in the new year along with a whole new decade, it’s the perfect time for an introduction. Some members of the dōTERRA family might find themselves asking exactly what Hinoki is, and why they haven’t heard about it before. Well, this clean and calming addition first joined the dōTERRA...
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    December 30, 2019
    Melissa is more than just a beautiful, popular girls’ name. It’s one of the rarest and most valuable dōTERRA essential oils, so much so that some owners choose extra secure locations for the safekeeping of this precious bottle! Why in the world would someone place their Melissa under lock and key...
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    December 17, 2019
    Think about that person in your life for whom gift buying is especially challenging. We all seem to know one; and they seem to already possess everything they could possibly want! Think about the men you know in particular who fit this description. Maybe he really does have everything he could...
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    December 5, 2019
    Today we’re exploring the uses of an oil that shares a name with a dried spice likely to reside in your kitchen cupboard. It’s dōTERRA Clove, of course! This name comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail, because the buds that produce this oil resemble small tacks or nails in appearance....
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    November 26, 2019
    Feeling tense? Let dōTERRA Wintergreen do what it does best: relieve, soothe, and warm. Wintergreen essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of a shrub that creeps along the ground in the mountains of Nepal. Grown in remote rural areas of the country, the leaves are harvested by local...
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    November 14, 2019
    Today’s hospitality-inspired concoctions may appear at first to combine two unlikely friends. In what ways do White Grapefruit and the dōTERRA fir oils, Douglas and Siberian, best combine? What good can they accomplish together? Well, citrus and fir essential oils are actually better suited for...
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    An exciting upgrade recently took place at dōTERRA. Does your essential oil collection reflect it yet? White Fir finished out its day in the spotlight and was replaced by Siberian Fir. Let’s find out why this newer oil on the block is deserving of our attention! Siberian Fir blazed onto the...
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    November 2, 2019 · Essential Oils
    Towering over the Amazon rainforest in Brazil stands the copaiba tree. These slow-growing trees can reach heights upwards of 100 feet during the course of their lives, which span centuries! Within this giant of the forest flows a treasure called copaiba oleoresin (think oil plus resin), which is...
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    October 24, 2019 · Birth,Pregnancy,Doula,Macon
    It’s the middle of the night and I’m at a birth. This is my favorite time. I called my family several hours ago and said good night. I love knowing they are all happy and tucked into bed. My mama mind can rest knowing they are all sleeping. (Even though they are all old enough to care for...
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    October 20, 2019 · Essential Oils
    Prepare yourself for a sparkling and delightful do-it-yourself activity today, friends! With a simple spread of prepared lemonade, fresh fruits, and a selection from your dōTERRA collection, you can create a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone talking about their favorite flavors. Sip, share,...
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    October 10, 2019 · Essential Oils
    “You are lost and gone forever, oh my darling, Clementine...” If you aren’t familiar with these lyrics, they were made popular through a traditional American folk song about a gold miner’s daughter. Today we aren’t talking about gold mining, but rather about mining dōTERRA Clementine essential...
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    September 30, 2019 · Essential Oils
    Think about that friend in your circle who faithfully exerts a positive influence on everyone around them. This person is fresh and encouraging. Do you have their face in mind? From this moment forward, you may forever associate that friend with Roman Chamomile! Here’s why: this flower, though...
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    September 22, 2019 · Essential Oils
    As you get to know the most kitchen-compatible dōTERRA essential oils, you’ll enjoy extending their health-boosting benefits into your culinary adventures. Today we’ll look at two simple and familiar recipes that can turn a standard meal into a romantic dinner out at the best Mediterranean place...
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    September 12, 2019 · Birth,Pregnancy,Doula,VBAC,midwife
    If you have experienced a Cesarean delivery you are not alone. In the USA nearly one in three women gives birth by cesarean section. So many women believe that after one C-section they are locked into C-sections for life, and that may not be the case! Understand that not everyone with a prior...
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    September 11, 2019 · Essential Oils
    Today we think of Rosemary in the form of a tender bunch of sprigs, sitting ready in a planter or spice jar to garnish a savory meal. This fragrant member of the mint family of herbs is related to basil, sage, oregano, and marjoram, each of which is naturally associated with the kitchen. But this...
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    September 7, 2019 · Birth,Pregnancy,Doula,Mama,Baby · 4
    My Birth Story Today is my 40'th birthday!! (cue the balloons, cake, and candles) LOL! So, confession, I had been dreading turing 40. No other birthday has bothered me, but this one did. It sounded so old. 40. But God woke me up a little earlier than normal this morning and I have nothing but...
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    August 7, 2019 · Birth,Pregnancy,Doula,Baby
    This Won't Last Forever! I may be the odd one, but I really enjoyed being pregnant! I felt great and loved every part of my pregnancy. I had "the glow", and relished in feeling my babies move and grow. But, when it came to week 36 of my pregnancy, I felt like I needed to rush it and hurry to...
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    January 31, 2019 · Health,Doterra,Natural Medicine,Essential Oils
    It’s popular for good reason, and increasingly so as people like you and me experience and share its benefits. Let’s take a brief tour together of different ways you can enjoy dōTERRA’s Breathe Respiratory Blend! Aromatically minty, fresh, and airy, dōTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of...
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    January 29, 2019 · Health,Doterra,Natural Medicine,Essential Oils
    Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is one of my all around favorite essential oils because of how versatile it is. It’s best known for its purifying qualities, which makes it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function. Plant Description With...
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