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Jennifer Larkin – doTerra Essential Oils

Do you want to use essential oils, but don’t know where to start? Join Jennifer Larkin as she shares more to help you learn what essential oils are, how to choose pure ones, and how to use them for you and your family. Jennifer Larkin, is an Independent product consultant with doTerra Essential Oils.

Take a look as this first video to get a kick start on what she will be sharing with us at the event.


Are you empowered to be ready for anything? Meet dōTERRA. Watch this video to learn how families and individuals are using dōTERRA products to safely get results, have choices, make decisions, be empowered to help other people, and take care of themselves.


There are no wasted efforts in nature. Have you ever wondered what the role of essential oils is in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants? Essential oils play key roles reproductive, protective, and regenerative purposes. Watch this video and consider the endless applications of these gifts from the earth!


Co-impact sourcing will help ensure a long-term supply of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils while helping to strengthen economies in developing countries and improving the livelihoods of our growers around the world.


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Road to a Marathon

 Are you on a journey?


I am on the road to a marathon. I have set a goal! I will run a marathon before I turn 40. This is a big goal for me. I have probably not exercised one bit since I found out I was pregnant with my first child. She is now 4 years old and I also have a second. He turns two at the end of July. At the end of July I will be 39, so this is where my idea came from. I figured I have a little over a year to do this and do it right!

How do you train for a marathon?

Well, for me if it is like other things in life that I have done, there may not be much of the proper training involved. I am one of those type of people that thinks it is mind over matter and if I want to do it, I will. I was a participant in the MS-150, a 2 day bike ride from Houston to Austin, for 12 years, I don’t count year 13 because my knee gave out and I had my mom come pick me up off the roadside about 50 miles into the ride on day one. Did I ever train for the MS-150, not really. Some may think, no surely you did, but no, I just did not LOVE riding that much so I never wanted to commit more time to practicing to do it. I have better things to do on my weekend than riding for 5 hours on a bike and getting no where.  I am also not one of the people that will go to the gym and ride a stationary bike either (that might be even worse in my mind). I just enjoyed completing the BIG event and raising money for a fantastic charity. On another note, it was about 5 years into doing this event before I even realized we had a distant relative with MS. It all really began as a challenge. Some one said to me, “I don’t think you can do it.” Well, I did it and did it a lot longer than he did!

So back to this marathon, when I declared it at the beginning of June, I made a post on Facebook and received lots of advice about how to go about training. It all involved putting forth a lot of time and building up the distances that you run. But once again, I think I may not be the person that can really spend 3 – 5 hours running for practice.  (I mean if you are running those distances to practice, then won’t you practice a marathon before you actually run a marathon? Just doesn’t seem right.) I realize I have to build up my strength and distance, but I don’t think that time commitment will work for me. I am a busy mom of 2 and we are always on the go. Finally though, I did make an effort to get started and I will, at the very least, try to run a little each day and track my progress so I can see the change in my ability to run and hopefully the change in the number on the scale. If I am running I should shed a few pounds too, right? Here is my first progress update from Monday, June 23, 2014.

First attempt at running in quite some time!

WOW, aren’t you impressed?

I wasn’t. When I got back from that run, I thought to myself I ran the entire time, but maybe not as fast as I used to run. It really made me feel unhealthy too. I could not believe that it took me so long to complete just one mile. If I am going to run 26. 2 miles, I better pick up the pace or I will be running a long time. They would probably close the course before I finished. That would be so sad. I believe in myself. I know I can do this. I will do this. I won’t be the last to cross the finish line in the marathon that I select to run. I have already had a friend ask me to join her in a 1/2 marathon in November. I am considering it. I hope I am able to say yes and go with her. It will be great practice for the real distance. Wish me luck and continue to tune it to see my journey on the road to a marathon!