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Helping Heals My Heart

“A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

I’ve never really understood this quote.  Like, why does a friend need to be in need for you to count them in your tribe?  Maybe I interpret it wrong...
It wouldn’t the first time.
I’ve always tried, and I’m sure more times than I’ve realized, failed to be there for my family and friends. 
My tribe.
But today was a win.  Not because I did something, not because what I did worked, and not because I felt good about doing something for someone else.
But because I had the opportunity to try and help.  Sometimes just trying is a reward within itself just because a chance presents itself. 
A dear friend of mine, who is also my pet groomer, called me to say she was dropping some pet bandannas off for me. (Bandannas are a great way to help “oilers” safely use oils on their pets.)
 I was supposed to pick them up the next day, however, she informed me she wouldn’t be working due to her doing something awful to her back. So, of course, I want and need to he…
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It’s The Little Things

These are my gardening shoes. Today they were also my running shoes.
You see,, I don’t run. I mean, it would take the US Marine Corps all coming at me at once to make me even think about jogging. It’s just not my thing.  
But today for, goodness knows whatever reason, my mind told me to go for a walk, and then jog, and then run.
And since I had already put these shoes on for yard work, when the forces that be intervened, I knew I had to just go with the flow.
See, if I would have taken the time to change shoes, I would not have gone. I would have walked out of the backyard, through the house, up the stairs, through my bedroom and into the closet, and by that time talked my self out of doing something different. 
It’s funny what a pair of ratty old shoes can tell you.  
As people, we tend to think that the only way to live is by plan. Maybe if we started to live by the shoes we wear, we’d realize how simple life could be. 
I’ll be back soon!
-Courtney

Covid-19: A Message From A Front Line Health Care Worker

Hello friends,

I hope this message finds you well. 

Through out the recent weeks, and the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been struggling on what to say. 

I have been trying to keep a positive outlook, telling myself that we'll be okay. That everything will go back to normal eventually, but as we've seen, so much changes from day to day that it's hard to know what the future holds right now.

It's scary. It can be overwhelming. We've never seen anything like this.

Some of us are in major hotspots and some, thankfully, are in more sheltered pockets.

The reality of the situation is that we are all affected.

I am writing this from my home office, a place that I have spent much much more time in recently, especially in the wake of the governor of Colorado, Jared Polis' stay-at-home orders.

Being that I am a member of the media, I have been deemed "essential." Like many of us, I have special documentation from Washington, D.C. that states as much. 

Thankf…
Complete transparency.
I don’t care that my face looks tired, puffy and that this is one of the most unflattering photos I have ever taken.  
What I do care about is what is under that shoe!!


Yes! That is me driving the truck, which I’m not a fan of driving anyway because it’s SOOO big compared to my RAV4, with one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand holding a shoe on the “ceiling”.
What, pray tell, is lurking in between the sole of said shoe and the fabric of the roof of the truck?...A SPIDER!!!!
And not just any spider but an actual spider and not a leaf flying in my window in the Arby’s drive through, yes that’s happened with the same freak out that just occurred. Mattie you can just hush. 
This spider was the size of the shoe! OK, maybe more like a pencil eraser but it was EVIL. Black and beady eyed, I think it had extra legs, and it only crawled above my head and randomly down the sun visor to stare and me and fake out a jump or two.  
And let’s talk about my passenger! My son…

There's no time, like the smelly time

Recently, I posted a short video onto the Busy Women's Health Facebook page where I did a reveal of what was in my January Essential Rewards order from Young Living.  In that video I stated that, while I love all the products, one of my current favorites is the Young Living Deodorant.

Now, part of the love is because I have a preteen boy.  If you don't have one of those, or never have, count your sinus's blessed and your gag reflex lucky.  I prayed for a boy and BOY did I get one.

Pepe Le Pew ain't got nothing on this kids post-any type of exercise musk.

I had already started to make the switch and my husband had already committed to the switch. I do the shopping, (he didn't have a choice), but unlike other times I've switched up his products, there was no backlash.  Actually, he just made the switch and told me when he needed more.  Huge Wifey Win!!

So when it was time to introduce B to deodorant, there was only one obvious choice.

Young Living Aromaguard Mou…

It’s a Warm Me Up Mixer

It’s fall and my favorite thing about fall is all the warm delicious drinks you can make. At the top of my list is warm apple cider.  It smells like fall, it tastes like heaven and even though it’s hard to believe you can make it taste even more delicious.  
Here are my two favorite ways to enjoy.
1)  Heat up 1 cup of pure apple cider and then place 1 cinnamon stick, that has 1-2 drops of Young Living Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil, in the hot cider to soak for a couple minutes.  Top with a few grates of cinnamon stick and enjoy.
2) Follow the above directions and then add 1 shot spiced rum.
I love that I can enjoy this drink, via version 1, with my son. Or, via version 2, with my girlfriends.
Add in a comfy blanket and back porch fire pit and you have the perfect fall evening. 
Enjoy!
I’ll be back soon!
Courtney