This is a picture of our first vacation since Jay’s accident last summer. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since our lives were “interrupted”. (standing on top of a Glacier in Juneau Alaska)
My struggle is I am Natural Wellness Doctor, meaning I have a head full of knowledge of why kids have constant runny noses, allergies, asthma, ADD, ADHD, behavior issues, sleeping issues, bed-wetting issues, focus issues and the list goes on. I have counseled moms and kids for almost 20 years with “health challenges”. Many of these families saw radical improvements in the “issues” by following some simple steps. I always say: “the steps to improved health are SIMPLE but not easy.” I know this all to well with my own health challenges and those of my children.
The Number One Cause of Health Issues
It’s difficult for me to sit in a circle in my kids’ gym class listening to kids share that their favorite foods are Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake, or Cookies, knowing that most kids and adults health challenges can be improved and or corrected with food.
Now don’t get me wrong, if you ask my kids what their favorite foods are I am sure it would be Pizza or Organic Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese along with their favorite restaurant being the famous hamburger and french fry place called FIVE Guys, but I know and see what those foods do to my kids overtime.
My son is more sensitive to foods in the sense that eating gluten, dairy, or sugar for a few days will start to give him skin issues, hacking phlegm and he will lose focus much more easily.
My daughter on the other hand gets hyper with sugar and a week of eating too many carbs and sugary foods will change her from a sweet to moody and anxious. I also understand that as busy parents we have to do what we can and sometimes all we can do is eat out or eat what I like to call Quick foods like Macaroni and cheese and the famous Quesadillas.
“the steps to improved health are SIMPLE but not easy.”
So, when I see a child struggling with allergies week after week who eats milk products for snack time and all breads and sugars for lunch, I want to go up to the parent and give them FREE advice.
Or when a mom shares with me she has awful PMS, I want to show her all the Natural Wellness goodies in my purse that I know will help her.
It’s all I can do not to give her a $177 Consultation right on the spot for FREE.
Helping People Get Results
But then I remember after 20 years of Wellness coaching that the best results come from helping people who aren’t just curious but who are serious about making a change. I remember that those who have the most success are individuals and families who are looking for answers and upon finding them will do the work, make the changes, and invest in their health. Because health issues require time, money and resources to get better — not just one trip to the doctor and a co-pay.
After years of not always honoring myself or the other person I am committing to not blab all that is in my head and heart when I see a health issue I think I could fix. And if anything, being in the hospital for 20 days with my husband has taught me humility. I don’t have all the answers, I can’t fix everything with nutrition, Chiropractic, essential oils, and detoxification.
But I do have knowledge, resources and proven step by step solutions that have helped hundreds of individuals who were ready to ready to receive the information, and upon receiving the information did something with it!
If you are struggling with a health issue, need help putting the pieces of the health puzzle together, find some resources, or even start on some simple steps to improved wellness then email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org and request one of our Monthly Wellness Consultation appointments.
Note: Dr Mary Starr’s Monthly Wellness Consultations include: a short questionnaire focused on around 1-2 of your main health issues, reviewing any copies of health and wellness test or scans, a 30 minute live Zoom recorded conference where she will help you put more pieces of the health puzzle together. Also included is a 10 day and 30 day check in phone, text, or email chat. Dr Starr’s Wellness Consultation fee is $177.
Imagine feeling alone in a room full of people. Time and again, you’ve tried but your words have seemed to do more harm than good — or they are simply not heard at all. People you thought you were befriending misunderstand you, take a distance, or worse, they take offense and tell everyone about it. And because of this your have your guard up; you trust no one, and expect the worse from everyone.
I Was Keeping People At Arm’s Length
This is how I honestly felt about people. Even after spending countless hours in communication training, reading book after book about leadership, connection and influence. I felt awkward around people. And as the years passed this turned to distrust and a severely critical attitude about others. My business and relationships suffered so much.
My heart was suffering so much.
You see, I was aching to connect with people and have healthy stable lasting friendships. I just had no idea what that looked like anymore.
So, despite a deep desire to be for people, to help them and encourage them, I lived with my guard up constantly. Often not knowing what the right thing to say or do was and constantly feeling guilt, shame and regret.
How A Walk With God Changed It All
Then everything changed, because I changed. And that change came through a walk with God. Because of that change in me I have been able to walk away from all of that pain and;
- build trusting relationships with others
- help others in ways that really make them feel loved and cared for, even through social media
- have the confidence to start working on my dreams, and follow-through
- know in my heart people will want to listen
This increased confidence & trust in people, landed me my dream job, working on my dream project.
Leaving My Baggage Behind
Where before I was stuck in my work, resentful and fearful, God has molded a new person who is now finally growing every day, in every sense while working from home part-time — with the freedom to care for my four kids myself, oh yeah!!
I’m so happy to be set free from always having my guard up, waiting for the “other shoe to drop” right on my heart.
Finally I have the practical tools, and know what to say to help others. I no longer find myself rambling off into “bunny trails” trying to express empathy, but failing miserably. Bringing wounds to the foot of the cross has been the KEY, I now leave my baggage behind and truly, confidently and deeply can be there for people.
Just this last week alone I’ve had 7 people reach out to me after we met and tell me how blessed they felt by my support. I am blown away; in the 8 years I have been working online in a support function, people have rarely told me they felt personally cared for. My work was great, but I didn’t touch them personally.
Rekindle Your Love For People (This is YOUR Next Step!)
If you have been living a solitary “safe” life and avoiding the trouble that comes from dealing with people, and you are feeling it in every aspect of your work, life and spirituality. If ministry no longer feels joyful but is draining you, to the point you actively choose to do things that don’t involve a lot of in-person interactions you need to be part of this class, hands down.
Your next step may just be joining Dr. Mary in her Victory Battle group — it is not up yet, but you can pre-register here.
Maybe this is you; you love the products, you use them everyday, you have a sizeable personal oils collection, but like my friend Mamahug; you had not been serious about growing a business with Young Living.
76 year old Barbara Ward Stephens, known to most of the world as Mamahug, recently unearthed the Young Living business she buried for many many years. As most “lovers” of Young Living naturally do, Mamahug shared oils with many, a few bought and became clients, and even fewer yet are ordering consistently every month resulting in a small commission check.
Why Many Don’t Intentionally Work Their Young Living Business
She attended trainings and meetings on essential oils and even business training, but never intentionally thought of or worked her business.
Over the years I have been able to observe why so many do not take advantage of the opportunity we have in Young Living.
It comes down to two things:
- Comfort – Mamahug had her Social Security and Ministry income, so her modest living was comfortable. This is common with many members. They or their spouse have a comfortable income so they don’t feel the need to grow another income source…
- Time/Priority– Mamahug has been a Christian Counselor for 45 plus years, an author and international speaker who has taught her Solutions for an Abundant Life all over the world. So, even now that she isn’t traveling and teaching as frequently, her days could be filled with an abundance of people and friends and other opportunities. The Young Living business just wasn’t that a high priority for her.
A Message From God — The Gift You Buried In The Back Yard
After Mamahug stopped traveling and teaching her Ministry, her income dwindled. Suddenly she was no longer able to take a monthly stipend, leaving her with just enough money to pay the house note and buy groceries.
One day, as she was whining to God in her morning time with him, she said “Lord, oh how I would like to have just a little more money to be able to do more than just pay my basic bills”. He returned this response, “Well I gave you a gift but you buried it in the back yard, your Young Living business.”
That shocked her and she repented for “burying her gift”, she immediately dug up her “Gift” and started intentionally working her Young Living business. The result was in just 1 month she was able to help 5 new people start using their Young Living products or start their own businesses.
God Blesses Intentional Action
It’s exciting to see how Mamahug, who has been in Ministry for most of her life, is going from fostering more than 56 teenagers from dysfunctional homes and teaching classes to set free the wounded souls, to helping widows receive financial blessings through a home business that lets them help others.
And God is further opening the floodgates as her Ministry has been blessed with an additional $1000 in income recently too.
So tell me honestly, have you been burying your Young Living gift, or maybe some other gift God gave you, in the backyard?
Go DIG IT UP and start living a more fulfilled, On PURPOSE, LIFE! If a 76 year old grandma can do it, so can you!
Oh my goodness you won’t believe this even I am still in shock…
Convention was a beautiful and one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. God was so present every minute of every day.
From the connections with so many of you at the AROMASHARE event, meeting and praying for you in the hallways, hearing the heart of Mary Young about the greatness of her husband and his dedication to Young Living.
Running… I mean, walking a 5K in a tutu, doing an impromptu Raindrop teaching session for a group of friends, meeting and learning from successful team members,
And giving and raising more than $2000 dollars to free children from sex slavery, get boys out of the slums, rehabilitate these broken children and give them a new beginning.
Then… I WON A MOTORCYLE at the Young Living Grand Convention
All of that would have been enough. But God put it on my heart about 10 days ago that I was going to win a MOTORCYCLE. Yup He told me…. and I told many of my friends.
In fact some of you were screaming when I won too because I told you too. See it was my friend Chip Kouwe’s special 2006 motorcycle that he had painted with the original Young Living logo that was from when I started Young Living. He also had a special dedication of our founder Gary Young on the bike. I talked to my husband and he gave me the okay to buy a lot of tickets for it especially when I told him that proceeds went to free children out of slavery.
Although God told me I was going to win, and although I bought a good amount of tickets, I was still shocked when I did win. You have got to watch the video it will make you smile all day! Watch the video here….
Next week you will hear from my friend Rebecca Halton on her experience at her first Young Living Convention. She was my roommate for Convention and of course was helping me most of the week so some of our experiences were the same. But I can’t wait for her to share about our Wellness Session with a World Renowned Health Practitioner. Things like that only happen at Young Living Events. They are the BEST!
What is your favorite convention memory?
Even more so a good man!
My friend and colleague Scott C. Schuller wrote a book titled Man Up: It’s hard to resist a bad boy…. Even more so a good man!
Scott like me is a retired Chiropractor turned Entrepreneur. He and his wife have huge hearts and have come so far in creating a life they love. They are currently doing amazing work through Ride for a Reason, check it out here.
I asked Brenda, Scott’s wife, how is life the other day. She said, “Mary it is so good, if it got any better I think this was Heaven.”
I loved her words because I remember sitting on the beach in San Diego having deep conversations about her struggles in life and desires. She and her husband Scott not only have worked hard to make their goals come true but they have also done the work on themselves to become the people they want to be.
So it’s my pleasure to hear this and share my thoughts on Scott’s book.
Man Up Review
Below is my review on the book I did LIVE on my Facebook page. Don’t miss my videos, I share a lot of great short content and videos to keep you encouraged, find my page here.
I have to say, I really loved Scott’s book (I listened to it on Audible, he’s got a great voice). It was compelling for anyone, man or woman, but if you have a favorite man in your life this is a great book to bless them with. It’s a powerful read and has great real life applications.
Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/2M1tydT
And don’t forget to support the RIDE for a REASON
Here is the link: http://ride.scottandbrenda.com/#moreinfo