Illusions

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ― Maya Angelou Today’s blog is dedicated to my daughter on her 20th birthday. It is when you leave your teenage years that you start to really think about being an adult and doing adult thing...

Be Like Jack

Anyone that has been around a Jack Russell Terrier, knows that they are very focused dogs and nothing can deter them. So when I think of tenacity, I think of my dog, Jack. I recently heard Eric Worre discuss following up with people. He said something that was incredibly profound. “Don’t let your insecurities dictate your following up actions.” I’m paraphras...

Walls

No, this is not about border walls. This is about the wall that we hit when we are about to make a major breakthrough. When we set a new audacious goal for ourselves and find ourselves feeling frustrated and agitated at the lack of our progress. There is grit and strong will and all of that, but honestly, that isn't sustaining. In order to truly make a cha...

Little Green Reminder

Ok, so it’s been a long time since I posted a blog on my website. Actually, it’s been almost a full year. It’s been an amazing year and perhaps that is why I’ve been so reticent. I turned 50!!! I hit the rank of Diamond in doTERRA and got to walk with my daughter at the fancy Gala dinner in Salt Lake City, UT that recognizes Diamonds and above. It was a bea...

Protect Your Heart...

I recently had an experience that effected me more than it should have. I was left feeling shaken and really wanted to understand why. So, I started to explore my feelings and looked at me and my decisions that may have left me vulnerable. Meditation is a big part of my life. After the introspection above, I realized that I spend a great deal of time medita...

ALL MLMs are bad!!! - Bullshit!!!

When I was in college, working at a convenience store for extra money, I was first introduced to network marketing. A regular customer of the store started talking to me about it and I was intrigued. So I purchased the starter kit and was filled with dreams of riches. However, once I received the product and started using it, I was very disappointed. The pro...

Zest for Life

I spent all of last week at doTERRA’s annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. This year was absolutely the best one ever. Incredible new oils and research released. The day I arrived I joined some friends at one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I was tired from the long flight and from getting up early....

Rose Pedals

Today I want to discuss ‘Mindset’. I’ll start by sharing a quick story that will clearly indicate which mindset I operate under. I have a man town in my home. It’s all mine and no one really goes down there but me. I have an old red leather couch that is very comfortable. It’s definitely worn in. One day my daughter came do...

Give Peace a Chance

Are you breathing? If you are, I bet it is very shallow breaths. Our world is in a crazy place at the moment. There is incredible hatred bubbling up and spilling into our civil society. There is great unease in our country and in the world in general. We still have to remember to take care our ourselves and be there for our family. Especially if yo...

Allowing Atlas

I had a thought the other day. When I was a child, growing up in Warwick, RI, there was a statue of Atlas holding up the world. The statue was in the local mall parking lot and was there for as long as I can remember during my childhood. It was bigger than life and I was always attracted to it and emotionally moved by it. One day, years ago, it disappea...

DIY: Patchouli Mouth Rinse

Patchouli is part of the mint family and pairs well with Peppermint for a simple, non-toxic, effective mouth rinse. Benefits Baking Soda : Many teeth-whitening products and toothpastes include baking soda because it has the ability to remove minor stains from the teeth. Baking soda is made up of a chemical compound that acts as an abrasive tha...

Why I Welcome a Class Action Lawsuit

I was actually happy to learn of a potential class action lawsuit within the essential oil world. Please see https://kohnswift.com/2017/05/26/essential-oil-scams/ for specific information. As I travel and educate, I hear horror stories of people that have purchased from other companies, hoping to save themselves some money, only to be extremely disapp...

Summer Essential Oil Safety

Essential oil safety is important because each doTERRA essential oil is pure and potent. With the summer months upon us, here are a few safety tips to keep your essential oil experiences positive. With school out, young children have more time at home. They often are bored and spend their time exploring the home. Keep your oils in a safe place out of th...

Forget About the Planet...

My daughter and I sometimes sit in wonder at why some people don’t seem to care about the planet. How could they not be concerned? What are we missing? If the planet goes, so do we!!! How is that not concerning?!?! Then one day something occurred to me. As I travel the country I come across many people. I see them making choices that could be class...

Essential Oils for Anxious Feelings?

As I travel and teach workshops across the country, the number one issue that people ask about is helping to reduce anxious feelings. I can only assume that this will continue to get worse as technology continues to pervade our every waking hour. I see young people getting upset when a friend doesn’t IMMEDIATELY return their message. They are ALWAYS on!...

Listen to your body.

When I first tasted kombucha I hated it. I wanted to like it. Everyone seemed to be enjoying it. I kept hearing how great it is for our gut health, but yet I just didn't like the experience. So I tried it again when offered a glass at a raw food restaurant in Providence, RI. Sadly, the restaurant is no longer open. It was just a test kitchen concept. Howeve...