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spOIL Groups

Maybe you have a couple of bottles of essential oils you grabbed at the store. Maybe you have been trying different essential oils from Whole Foods for years and keep a couple of diffusers running.

Maybe you even bought a set of essential oils from another company and they are gathering dust in your bathroom closet.

So when I ask if you want to try some doTERRA oils, you think, nah, I got it covered.

But maybe you don't.

doTERRA is different.

And while I can write blog post and instagram content until the day is long over, the only way for you to know is to TRY the oils.

Every month I do a spOIL group. It has an associated facebook page with videos, information, research, documents, and options. I send you samples for seven oils, a few extras based on what we discuss, and for a month, you can LIVE with those oils. You can comment and share and win prizes. Or you can just try the oils and tell me what you think.

No catch. No obligation. No purchase. Just try some oils and see how they benefit you.

Because they WILL benefit you.

The oils change every month, but I add new people until the 16th and then get ready for the next month. I spend loads of time on the content so you have a month to read and view what interests you (and ignore what doesn't).

Think you know essential oils?

Email me and try a few.

doTERRA is different.



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I stole the word Yippie from some 1960s activists to describe how I live. A little bit yuppie and a lot bit hippie. My house is green, my food is green, and I still love my Netflix queue and foodie adventures. Living a Yippie life is embracing the balance between intentional living of a wellness advocate, yogi, health coach, and holistic nutrition student, the silly fun of a childless forty-something with too many friends to count, and a married attorney with a bougie suburban house. I love all the things, so instead of trying to become just one, I own them all. Join me for your own yippie life adventure!



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HHB Day 4: Write Thank Yous

I saw Shawn Achor speak last year (life changing) and both in his talk and in his books he stresses the importance of gratitude as a way of building happiness. And specifically he mentions thanking the people in your life as an almost instant happy boost. I cannot even explain how quickly sending gratitude to another brings me joy.

So I'm talking a lot about journaling this week on the FB MYL page. The old school, down and dirty, journals with lists and dreams, and brain dumps. The kind of thing I did in therapy in my teens and twenties, where I collage together dreams and write 10 things I love about myself. Or 5 things I am grateful for. Or just brain dump everything spinning in my mind (a habit I literally CANNOT recommend enough).

Sometimes I use one of my fifty-eleven pretty journals because I want paper and sometimes I use my phone or laptop to add to a file I keep running. And while my gratitude lists are super powerful ways to remind myself of all of the beauty and grace and kindness in my life, thank you notes are ten times more powerful.

Sometimes it's for a gift or for someone joining one of MYL spOIL groups, because I am so privileged to have so many new and amazing women in my life. Sometimes it's a shout out to my friends or tribe on social media. Sometimes it's an email to a mentor. Sometimes it's a DM to #RachelHollis or another author or speaker I love. They will likely never read my notes, but I don't care, because now in my head, they know the grace and inspiration they have brought to my life.

Every time you consider and express gratitude, you are choosing to see the wonder someone has added to your life. Even taking a survey after some great customer service will do it for me. Every note or message or post is a step towards a world of appreciation, kindness, and wonder. Every note or message or post is imagining a world where we all care more about being grateful for the awesome instead of complaining about the suck.

I am always so touched when I receive gratitude directed towards me, but expressing it myself is one of the most instantaneous ways I know to shift from so-so to joy and it can last for hours, changing my day and the day around me, creating a ripple of happy. When I am expressing gratitude TO people on the regular, the gratitude I journal daily becomes more powerful. More observant. More tangible. So it's a virtuous cycle that can keep spinning for as long as you keep saying Thank You.

Maybe, like me, you love really pretty or cool cards. Awesome. Rock it. But sincere gratitude on a piece of printer paper is no less special and has the exact same effect on your brain chemistry.

Want more moments of feeling truly happy? Say thank you more and you will be AMAZED by how powerful words of gratitude truly are. It's a habit that is so easy to add but has such a BIG effect.

Thank you for reading me, friends.

XOXO, Courtney



Upgrade your Life

Wowza. The number of simple, effective, and plant-based home, skin, health, and beauty concotions you can make yourself in little time and at a small cost is mind blowing. Also? It's really fun to make a new cleaner or cleanser and see it WORK. Here are a few favorites. Chat me up for more details!



This is my absolute FAVORITE morning cleanser and I make it myself. 10 drops frankincense, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops tangerine and half a bottle of fractionated coconut oil. Put three drops on your hand, rub it all over your face, neck and decolletage, and then wipe off with a warm washcloth. Instant morning skin balancing.


Easy. Safe. EFFECTIVE.

In an 8 ounce glass bottle, mix 8 drops of doTerra lemon oil, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 Tbs. of Castille Soap, and top up with water.

No need for gloves. Because lemon oil cleans ANYTHING.

Also works wonderfully with lemongrass oil.

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I am prone to headaches. ALL. THE. HEADACHES. But sinus/stress headaches seem to catch me almost daily. And taking acetominophin or ibuprofen wrecks my stomach.


In a dropper bottle mix 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops lemon, and 10 drops lavender. Add three droppers full of fractionated coconut oil and shake.

Massage three drops onto your sinuses, temples, throat and the back of your neck.