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Having Fun With Essential Oils

I am very excited about essential oils.
Health and fitness have always been my thing.
Fitness is kind of out with me but changes can happen.

Now I focuss on preventative health, present health, and relief from pain.
I have my own testimony for the oils I have used.
I know first hand that the essential oils I’ve used worked for me.

This is my Doterra page if you would like to visit, look around, shop. Have fun. It is very interesting.
http://www.mydoterra.com/jenniferjohnson722/#/

Some people think that essential oils are too expensive.
They are not.
Remember you are using drops and there are a whole bunch of drops in one bottle.
You get your money’s worth.

Others believe they don’t work.
Essential oil practices have been around for hundreds of years.
The challenge is that all of our bodies are different.
Some oils may work for you but not for me.
Sometimes, you may need more drops than me.
It is a science based on the individual.
The reason for sampling, we are all different.

Here are some all natural examples of things you can make with essential oil.
I can make samples of most items on this list.
Sample before you buy if you like.
Also, you can cook with oils.
There are many recipes out there.
I believe it is trending with chefs. I have not used all of the oils used to make the recipes below.
I have used all of the essential oils listed below.

The flu/cold bomb
Teething
Earache remedy
Diaper cream
Talc free baby powder
Mouthwash
Hand Sanitizer
Stinky feet
Homemade baby wipes
After shave location
Vapor cream
Deodorant
Sugar scrubs
Deep hair condition
Sunburn relief
Steam facial
Homemade sanitizing wipes
Air Freshener
Window cleaner
All purpose spray
Furniture polish
Toilet cleaner
Dishwasher detergent
Soft scrub for bath, tile, toilet
Allergy bomb
Sore throat bomb
Digestive bomb
Canker/cold sore bomb
Foaming hand soap
Insect repellent
Toothbrush sanitizer
Sleep liquid
Shaving cream
Sunburn
Swimmer’s ear
Reduce swelling, cough syrup
All natural disinfectant
Fever bomb
Lip scrub
Fruit dip
Homemade playdoh
Muscle spasms
Peppermint meltaways
Pumpkin muffins
Orange Fiesta fruit dip
Lime salsa
Hummus
Italian bread dip
Strawberry lime fruit dip

Some characteristics of essenial oils.
Peppermint – cool and invigorating.
Lavender – calming.
Lemon – clean and freshens.
Clary sage – balance hormones
Frankinsence – maintain a healthy immune system

One more thing. Doterra has created special lines of products. Here they are:
Facial care
Skin care
Spa line
Wellness (vitamins for adults & children)
Slim & Sassy

FDA Disclaimer:Information, advice, statements, and testimonials made about the essential oils, blends, and products mentioned on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on this site and the products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease, nor are they intended to replace proper medical help. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any regimen with essential oils. User submitted testimonials are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results – what works for one may not work for another.

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Enjoy Your Life

This morning I woke up at 7:30, went to the bathroom, and went back to bed.

My first thought as I awakened was. “Jesus pooped. He was a man so he pooped.” No doubt; that is true.

I thought about how grateful I am to have always had running water and a bathroom inside. I know my mother did too and quite possibly her mother (not for sure), but when I visited, there was never a time I had to use an out house. Different families are blessed in different ways, I guess.

Anyway, I’m glad I was brought up in the North East country of America with all the rich patriototic heritage that inevitably comes with the territory and I hope and wish Americans who have never seen the Boston Tea Harbor or ate scallops that come straight from the ocean to the pan, to the table, get to experience that.

NY is a great state for camping and no where I ever lived has been better. The mountain ranges are gorgeous. THE only place you can eat real Buffalo wings is in Buffalo, NY. All others are spin-offs. There is no other place in the states to get authentic pizza, authentic Italian food, and Spiedies.

Traveling through Pennsylvania to see the Liberty Bell, Martha Washington’s house and all the continental flags that line the streets of Philidelphia gave me goosebumps. Visiting Gettysburg. Who could miss a real Philly Steak and Cheese? Something every one should taste once in their life time.

New Jersey and Wildwood one of the best, closest, vacations, with a boardwalk when I was a teenager.

Then the Smokey Mountains. My beloved mountains. With creeks flowing with clean water and vegetation for miles. So green.

What about out west? The Petrified Forest, Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, and all those Indian reservations. Cripple Creek in the Rockies. I was there the very first day that Cripple Creek opened up as a gambling town in the 90’s. The funniest thing about that day was instead of leaving mints on our bed, they left watermelons. I will never forget that. Odd but appreciated. Seeing the most beautiful picture that is forever engrained in my head, The Continental Divide.

I can’t leave out Pikes Peak or the Royal Gorge. There is this small town on the way through the mountains to Pikes Peak; it is called Green Mountain Falls. It is gorgeous and to top it off a beautiful gazebo in the middle of a small mountain lake. It is lit with lights at night. One time in July, I went to Pikes Peak and the road was closed while we were on it. Once we got to a stopping point, we took pictures of me in July, in the middle of a snow storm.

Being able to see NORAD out my front window was disturbing, yet cool.  I have to mention all the awesome concerts at Redrocks Amphitheater (CO). I saw Pink Floyd at Mile High Stadium. I lived in Colorado when the Colorado Rockies became a baseball team and was at the opening day game. Before they had there own stadium they played at Mile High Stadium. I saw Rush with a bunch of friends too. I saw a lot of concerts in CO. Many, many concerts. I even saw Tommy Chong at the comedy club. He signed my ticket, “high babe.”

Yes, I  not proud of it but….I have been to Wrigley Field in Chicago. I would like to go to Chicago for the food festival though.

Then there is San Francisco and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the plethora of sea lions, the long windy streets, and the Golden Gate Bridge. I still have a mug from that tour as a child and have been there as an adult too.

The Jelly Belly Bean factory is a blast and peaceful Santa Cruz beach on the coast of California. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is awesome.

There was Disney Land. I was really little but I know I was on the Jaws ride, and wouldn’t you know it, that shark chomped down right where I was sitting and I flew under a seat.

My brother and I got to pick up huge styrofoam rocks just like the Million Dollar man at Universal Studios.

My family experienced so many adventures and I was blessed to be a part of that drive from NY to CA. I was blessed to be given the culture and the back ground to love our land and to search and see more. It is in my bones.

As I got older, I was moodily jumping in the car for trips to Florida and Georgia. I always got sun burned but who cares, I was at the beach. Plus the trip to Disney World. I was a moody teenager but still had fun even though I wouldn’t admit it.

My senior year of highschool, 4 of us girls drove a convertible caprise classic to Ft. Lauderdale. Yes, what happens in Ft. Lauderdale, stays in Ft. Lauderdale. We also drove across FL to Marco Island.

I actually decided to live in FL for a few months before I joined the army. I basically partied all my money away until it was time to give myself to the U.S. Army.

The crazy thing is, joining the Army was the pivotal point for the rest of my life. If I didn’t do that, I often wonder how much less I would have. I have everything I want. People have been strategically placed in my life to learn from me or teach me. Little people chose me to care for and love them. I live in a beautiful home with a great husband. Who by the way, just made me Mean Green Juice.

I’m really not sure what all this has to do with the fact that Jesus went to the bathroom just like us, but I have a feeling that we are more like Jesus than we allow ourselves to believe.

We can travel to so many places and show others with our actions and words how to be happy and how to love. We can show people the self help guide to life called the Bible.

Jesus was a world traveler for a reason and that reason was to spread forgiveness and healing through out the world, (East, West, North, and South—the whole entire world). To spread the news that each and everyone of us is unconditionally loved. To let us know that we are all going to be ok. To let us know to loosen up, be like a child, enjoy life and what God made.

He made it all for us, so enjoy. Believe that you can do anything you want, be anything you want, go anywhere you want and be a model of Jesus.

P.S.
Now I know where I need to go.
My list begins with:
D.C.
The Grand Canyon
Nevada
Chicago food festival
New Mexico

P.S.S. Have a great day. So far so good for me.  Although, I am still in bed.

The Surprise Gift to Me

About a month ago I was passing through the news feed and saw a fabfitfun advertisement that caught my eye; I liked the page and went to the website.

I don’t remember what it cost (I think $180) but I do know that I can be rather frugal about money in these situations. I found myself thinking about the numbers and shut down.

Everything I read seemed really nice and I thought it would be good to have something special, just for me. After thinking about it for two days. I signed up. After all, there is something to say about adding a little extra quality to one’s life.

Every season (quarterly) I get a box of goodies. I figured it would be a nice surprise to see a special box just for me. I got the box today.

There is a really nice jump rope, perfume, a necklace, a wireless speaker, lip gloss, a necklace, vaseline intensive care continuous spray, and a cleansing sponge. The only thing I won’t use is the hair conditioning spray….unless it will grow hair. Lol. There is a 3 month membership to Headspace, and nail wraps too.

Anyway, I was right. It is a nice surprise.

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Inspiration For Obedience

I needed a darker back ground for my phone. It is because with a white back ground I can’t see the date or whether the phone is charging.  I decided  to seek out quotes that had a gray of black back ground. I found a quote with a darker back ground and it is written by one of my favorite people. The quote is by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I am pretty sure he is from Germany. It seems that every quote he writes or every book he writes speaks straight  to me.

It is amazing how many countries that my church lives. It is amazing  how many countries our missionaries can go to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also amazing how many caring and educated men lead my church towards the foundation of Jesus Christ. It is amazing how many giving, smart, caring women that teach and give their time for children an all women and their families to rise above the temporal world to live righteous lives. For that I am extrememly thankful for.

It is not easy being LDS in an environment where children grow up seeing propaganda in their parents church or they have parents that teach them only what they want to teach. One time, I actualy picked up a pamphet written by Charles Stanley that was propaganda and I had the church remove any type of propoganda from the front foyer. I’ve been told I do not celebrate Christmas. Although the whole existance of my church is based on the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’ve been asked if I celebrate biirthdays. That I am completely confused about. I’ve been told I have horns. In my opnion I believe that many people in my area claim to know what the bible says but, when I quote the bible I am questioned as if I am trying to fool them. Even though I can literally find the passage. I’ve been accused that I believe that I will get my own planet to make babies for eternity and that all my church believes is that women are only baby makers and have to have perrmission from husband’s to do anything. I am equal to my husband and we become one when married. Notice I said husband, were are not polygamists! I live in an area where people read propganda before they will ask me any questions and then all I get, is what I call people posessed with evil spirits, arguing with me about religion which in my church is a completely unacceptable for members to argue about religion or how people should worship God.

My church is awesome. I am so grateful for my church that I actuallly well up inside. I don’t know what I would do without my church family. They try to understand or at least make a tremendous effort to show empathy towards me and  my situation. They would never shove people under the bus. They always help when anyone needs anthing. They show up at the hospital and give me blessings. They come to my house and give me blessings. I have two beautiful ladies that come to my house to teach me a lesson on faith every month and they are always a phone call away if I need anything. One time I called one of them because I was in a lot of pain. She rubbed my back until her hands hurt, she made me a PBJ that was so good {probably because it was almost 5 years since I had one}. Then she did all my dishes and of course said a prayer with me before she left. I love my brothers and sisters in Christ andd I know they love me and every single person in my family. I always feel safe and secure at church. Every child I teach is very smart. I know that every person prays for me and I know that they pray hard with a lot of faith. They cook me dinnner, bring the youth to mow and clean my yard, fold my laundry….they are just so awesome. I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints.

I’m also thankful for my neighbors who find the time during the day to cook me dinner. I have a friend from another church {i do the books} who has taken me to every chemo appointment. Baby sits my little one. Checks on my 16 year old. I am sure she gives them a lot of comfort because she does that for me and my husband is thankful for the time she spends making sure I am alright. She has also cleaned my house, made me an omelet, folded and put away my laundry, and so many other things. She is one awesome lady.

My family is the greatest. Although the therapy can make me tired, grumpy, and angry; I hope they reailze that they are the most important people in my life. Including my mom, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ryne had to grow up very fast and take care of me and his brother. He is really great and wise beyond his years. I tell Parker everytime I feel better and he always comes to me with “healing hugs”. My husband is a hard man to read and he is very difficult to talk to understand. He is just not like any man in the whole universe. I can see his heart softening and when I say , “I love you,” I mean it more than ever before. He tries so hard to handle work and me and kids. I can imagine it can be quite stressful. This is why my darling daughter got us gifft cards for dates. Which are needed so much. One more thing, my husband gives the best hugs and kisses.

As always, I know that having the “C” word allows patients to see the true colors in other people. I know who are true and who are not. I’ve learned that these people need to be appreciated and prayed for and that is what I do.

I am happy where I am and as Dieter Uchtdorf said, “Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship.”

I want to say thank you to every one who has helped me. Your loving gifts, in any form, have abolished fear and doubt and bring me to an uplifted state; which is where I deserve to be.

Thank you with much love,

Jenny

This is my articles of faith. Maybe they will offend you. Maybe your heart will be softened by the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Curvy Path of the C word

I called my oncologist this morning to get my blood test results to see if I was going to need a transfusion. Apparently, the stick I got in my port was for nothing because they didn’t even do the right test. I thought cbc was pretty common but whatever.

Then the nurse said, “I have your scan results though.” I was like, WHAT???!!!!. I was not ready for that. She said that I have significant change compared to last scan. Then I said with much apprehension,”like what?” She gave me the sizes. After doing the numbers, while still talking to the nurse, I said, “that is 88%.” Then she said, “is it?” Then I said, “does that mean I am in partial remission?” YES!!!! IT DOES.

She then said the small nodules on the pleura had a significant change. She also said my bones are still stable, and there is no evidence of the C word on any organs.

Of course a huge Thank You to God was said with great relief.

I have been here before, other than the better percentage…I have been here before. I wanted to be happy, but was reluctant. I even cried on the phone with my husband. Why am I not feeling this happiness? C is a very devious thing. Ben was talking about just think about now. And right now this is great news.

Then I talked to my daughter. I realized what C can do to me. It controls me. It causes me to believe I have to keep doing everything right because C is in control. I felt like I was serving the C.

Then I realized that one cannot have two masters. So I asked myself, “am I going to continue to serve something devious or am I going to chose God?” No one can serve two masters. C causes me to have doubt and fear on my mind constantly, consciously and subconsciously. Then I thought why am I serving fear? It is hard to serve God and then serve fear. It can’t be done parallel to each other. I can do one at one point and switch to the other at another point. If you think about it, that is a crazy path. Maybe that is why it says in the bible that you can not serve two masters. First, because it can’t be done together. Second, it is good advice because if you try; your path is wicked curvy and long, full of dismay then hope. Back and forth, what a headache that causes.

Anyway, got off track. This is something us C word folk learn to adjust to. Thanking God then waiting for the next bad news. It kind of sucks to have good news and then immediately think, “what is coming around the corner next, get prepared to retaliate.” I have not confronted the C word. I have only been retaliating. As I am not a confronter at heart, I normally retaliate.

This is the time that I chose to serve one master and that is God. I will be happy. I will continue to be a miracle. I will be strong. I will make the right choices. I will finish out the therapy and move forward on the right path. I am confronting the C word and God is at the helm.

Jenny

P.S. here is my new puppy, Perry.I get to bring him home in a week

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Multi-task queen

I was sitting here thinking of you. You are a totally awesome mother and friend. You are so sweet to take the time to talk to me when you also had all of the kids with you. How in the world do you do it. I have forgotten how to multi task. I used to be a multi task queen. Now, it is one day at a time. One thing at a time. I may even skip that. 

I am jealous because I used to be like that. I had it all together. But then I realized, I didn’t have it together even when I was multi tasking. I realized that I can appear to be rock solid and then inside I am mush.

I dont think it is just me either. I am sure many of us have the ability to look like a rock yet be mush inside.

I believe we have all felt this way at one point in time.  Death, disease, sickness; it all gets to us one way or another.

Everyone, please be nice to each other.

P.s. thank you my friend

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