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Happy 2019!

Here’s to another year older and another year wiser.



Many people are now aware that simply setting a goal at the beginning of January doesn’t necessarily create lasting change. As a result, the majority of Americans are skipping over a big proclamation of transformation for this upcoming year.

In this video, I discuss why the popularity of New Year’s resolutions are dwindling and how to successfully move forward into a more fulfilling life, regardless of the calendar month. I also provide a summary of my top 5 blog series of 2018 and give exclusive content not found in the original article!

Topics covered in this video include:

-Why New Year’s resolutions are losing favor.

-How step-by-step approaches to a better lifestyle are more effective than large-scale goals.

-The power of relationships and community for support in achieving one’s desires.

-How online communities, the internet, and the blogosphere can be positively used to connect and nurture beneficial behaviors.

-How to use my article series to implement new tools in order to live your best life.

-Key takeaways of the top five article series highlighted below:

  1. Three factors to consider when choosing essential oils (their multiple actions, how they interact with one’s unique biochemistry, and their synergism).
  2. The flaws and caveats to the claims that lavender and tea tree essential oils are “estrogenic.”
  3. A review of the “hormonal effects” of selected essential oils and how they balance the body vs. manipulate it.
  4. Three considerations for optimizing hormone levels: the pitfalls of only treating lab values, accounting for metabolism of hormones, and addressing the root causes of imbalances and individual variations.
  5. Selecting between the different species of frankincense oil and how any good quality frankincense is better than none at all.

I hope you find this information useful on your wellness path… the whole year through!

Please feel free to comment below!

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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)

Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.