Practicing Forgiveness

Bring what you have and God will do what he does. He’s been telling me to practice forgiveness for a very long time. Most recently the urge has been stronger. It’s the thing I think I struggle with the most.

We are so weird as humans, that we often stay in an uncomfortable place because it’s been so comfortable to us, and very familiar. Even when we know it’s not serving us. We often allow fear to take over.

I often have fear of forgiveness when I feel like I’m losing control. Trying to control everything only made everything worse! I need to remember to trust!

Read more about our Marriage here

Sean’s addictions were actually a gift ! *gasps* I’m serious. In the moment it obviously wasn’t. But looking back, the struggles and hardships we experienced are what made us stronger, taught us very valuable lessons and gave us a place that God worked in deeply so we could be free in our marriage.

I now see that forgiveness doesn’t mean I approve or like what someone has done to me. I forgive to allow my heart and soul to feel peace & joy. Leaning into the hurt and yucky feelings actually allows me to release them more easily. In turn, God blesses me with a life full of so much abundance & love.

Want to live in peace, stretch on forgiveness! Want to live in abundance , stretch generosity! Stretch what you want strengthened. Old routines won’t get you where you want to be.

And YES! Theres an oil for that 🙌🏼💧✨

#ProEssentialOiler #OilDealer #Forgiveness #HesGotYou #EssentialOils

The Feelings Kit Protocol gives me #AllTheFeels. Regardless of the emotion I’m dealing with, Om comforted knowing #Theresanoilforthat

Watch me do the Feelings Oily Protocol here

How to Triple your Lucious Lemon Foaming Hand Soap 🍋

I am O B S E S S E D !!!

Young Living Just launched their NEW Lucious Lemon Foaming Hand soap and I can’t wash my hands enough!!! Seriously it smells good enough to eat!

Not only do I love the smell! I also love that it doesn’t dry out my hands, it gives a deep-conditioning clean and it’s made with pure essential oils. This plant-based formula is a super effective alternative to harsh chemically-derived soaps. The gentle foam moisturizing ingredients will leave your hands feeling soft and clean with a refreshing burst of citrus Lemon scent.

Plus FOAM IS FUN! So that means my kids are washing their hands more because they love it too! #momwin

Making the most of your Lucious Lemon Hand Soap is super simple and budget friendly!

As a wholesale member with Young Living Essential Oils, one bottle is going to cost $15.25. But with this simple hack, you’re going to get THREE bottles, driving the cost down to a mere $5 per bottle!


Remove 2/3 cup from the bottle and store for later in a mason jar. { or split the remaining soap, and put 1/3 cup in 2 more foaming hand pumps from Amazon }

Fill with water.

And you’re DONE!

Really want to save a buck? By ordering the large refill bottle of Lucious Lemon, you’ll get 12 bottles worth for just $4.14/bottle!

This soap will become your obsession too!! Try it !

It takes 1 step that truly can change your life forever!!!!

This is the Premium Starter Kit. It’s where I started six years ago.

Tears of joy 😭because 134 people have said “yes” to join our @ProEssesentialOiler community so far in the past 45 days! It makes me so excited to see others making their health a priority.

Using these products is a choice. I chose this 6 years ago & now we get to help others do the same! It’s EASY! because we immediately felt the improvement in our daily well-being.
It’s my passion to help as many people as possible take control of their health.

Have you watched the #Netflix documentary @Stink ??? I encourage you to!

I started researching & digging into the ingredients that were in those sweet little bottles marketed for my babies. Then I started digging into my products 😳🤯 I liked the smell, but I knew deep down they were not good for us.

I found out they had ingredients that can’t even be sold in Europe…but can be sold in the 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸. Why? 🤷🏻‍♀️

The ingredients are linked to infertility, UTIs, yeast infections, ADHD, skin irritations like eczema, even cancer. {Yes. Infertility. Why would they allow us to bathe in something that changes our hormones like that?😭}

Glitter, dyes, mineral oils, petrochemicals & fragrance can add up to over 3000 toxic chemicals in just one bottle. Yes. You read that right. 😳

So why is this allowed?
Kept digging….

In 1976 the Toxic Substance Control Act was passed by our government, allowing manufacturers to include up to 100,000 toxic chemicals in the products sold in the US. Only as little as 3,000 of these toxins were even tested, & over 800 were found to cause biological mutations. 😳🙅🏻‍♀️

The word “Fragrance” and “Perfume” is also considered a trade secret, so companies don’t even have to disclose what ingredients are included if they use that word alone.

Lives will be changed. Don’t take my word for it, start digging. Research. We’ve had “miracles” happen & I don’t think it’s a coincidence— when we choose to feed our bodies synthetic & the things above, our bodies don’t know what to do & go 🤪

I would love to guide you and help you get started now. It takes 1 step that truly can change your life forever!!!!
I would love to help you on this journey! 💕

Grab your Premium starter kit on essential Rewards and get more freebies. Get started here:

Premium Starter Kit cheat sheet. There are hundreds of uses but this gives you a quick glimpse at just some of the things they can do.

Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover

90% of the items in this room were Thrifted!

The master bedroom is finally complete!! ⁣ it’s been 13 years since we bought our 1870’s Century Home. We did a bedroom makeover 5 years ago, that started with needing a new mattress and tuned into a new bed, lamps, dresser and so on. You know how that goes!

My style is farmhouse vintage with touches of antiques and many many repurposed & thrifted items. I will pin what I love on Pinterest and then go hunting for what I need. I love the thrill of the hunt and making something old, new and loved again!

This month we moved our bedroom downstairs. My husband and I wanted more privacy from our kids now that their older. Plus we wanted them to have bigger rooms. So we shuffled everyone around. Our new Master bedroom has been many things including my wellness spa, office and our home gym at one point. ⁣

Even though we don’t have a kitchen right now …..because it’s being renovated, it’s nice to have this space to be in. It’s important to Love your Bedroom. It should be a room you love and want to spend time in. ⁣
When everything around us is a mess and under construction, it’s the one room I can escape to and relax in. ⁣

90% of the items in this room were Thrifted. I love to upcycle, repurpose and go thrifting. It’s fun and better for the environment. #lesswaste #bringbackthrifting⁣

Dolly Parton once said “As long as your Bed is made, the dishes are done and laundry is put away, your home always feels tidier and your ready for company. That’s what my Mama taught me!”⁣ #agreed⁣

I made the shelf above my bed last Night, out of all the wood and nails I had laying around. They actually came out of this house. Check out the ‘Bedroom’ highlight on Instagram for the episode.

⁣👇🏼I’d love to know!!! 👇🏼
Do you love your bedroom? Or is it time for a makeover? ⁣

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A bit about the Bay Leaf 🍃

These are called “Bay leaves” aka Laurus Nobilis Essential oil.
Many people add bay leaves to foods especially jollof rice (Nigerian), red meat and poultry. Do you know why bay leaves are added to food?
To add flavor to the food right?! 🍃

Do you know that if you boil some bay leaves in a glass of water and taste it, it will have no flavor?

So why would one add this then?
The addition of bay leaves to meat converts triglycerides to monounsaturated fats.

Check this out!
Cut chicken in half and cook each half in a pan and place a bay leaf one one half, and the other half without a bay leaf. Observe the amount of fat in both pans.

Recent scientific studies have shown that bay leaves have many benefits & helps to get rid of many serious health problems and illnesses.

The benefits of bay leaf are ::
🍃 treats digestive disorders and helps eliminate lumps, Heartburn, Acidity & Constipation.

🍃helps regulate bowel movement by drinking hot bay tea.

🍃can lower blood sugar and are also an antioxidant

🍃allows the body to produce insulin by eating it or drinking bay tea for a month.

🍃 They can eliminates bad cholesterol and relieves the body of triglycerides.

🍃very useful in treating colds, flu and severe cough as it is a rich source of vitamin “C”, you can boil the leaves and inhale steam to get rid of phlegm and reduce the severity of cough.

🍃protects the heart from seizures and strokes as it contains cardiovascular protective compounds.

🍃 They are rich in acids such as caffeic acid, quercetin, eigonol and bartolinide, substances that prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body.

🍃they can help eliminate insomnia and anxiety, if taken before bed, helps you relax and sleep peacefully.

🍃Drinking a cup of boiled bay leaves twice a day breaks kidney stones and cures infections.

🍃Just like garlic and ginger are a must amongst my collection of spices, Bay Leaves are a must in any collection of spices too.

Now you know 🌈

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Bay leaf 🍃

Change doesn’t have to hurt if you’re flexible.

Starting anything new can be daunting, scary, overwhelming. I know the feeling! It can also be extremely rewarding, enjoyable and amazing. I choose to think the latter.
When I first began working out after being away from it for so long, I was excited but really scared. The self doubt creeps and your not sure you want to get out of that comfortable place you’ve been hiding in for so long.

We are capable of changing anxious thoughts into thoughts of excitement. #5secondrule literally count backwards from 5 and #justdoit. It’s as simple as changing your thoughts.
Think about it! You’re already at NO! So anything you start doing is only going to improve your life in some way. You have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain!

Change doesn’t have to hurt if your flexible.

Did you know we make over 35,000 decisions a day 🤯 it’s true! If your capable of that, girls and guys! Your capable of anything. JUST START! It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to get done. One thing at a time.

Here’s a list of the things I have done over the years that help me #livemybestlife
Moving your body, choosing to use non toxic products, incorporating Young Living essential oils and supplements, removing the toxic relationships, feeding my body whole & organic foods, getting 7+ hours of sleep a night, drink enough water every day, fuel my brain with positive podcasts, books, webinars and social media feeds and having more FUN! #oola and keep going even when you want to give up.

I’m #unpolished #patient #intentional & #consistent.

I’ll say it again for the people in the back. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just had to get done. Consistency is the key to all success!

Bring what you have and God will do what he does. #mikemiller #movement

How I met my Husband !

✨Fun fact! ✨

I met my husband at the gym 17 years ago. I had just come out of a very long relationship (and by long I mean 10 years!) and I wasn’t looking for anything serious. Sean was so shy, and cute so how could a girl resist!? We went on a few dates and we quickly fell in love. 

I asked Sean what he remembers most from that time. He said….

“I was really nervous around you. It was the first time I was dating someone and being conscious about my sobriety. I didn’t want to mess it up because I didn’t think I would have another chance ……..and you were soooooo pretty!”

What followed in the next 10 years was a complete roller coaster. I will say I’m grateful for it all because it has changed our lives for the better.  Even now, when we are in the gym, and he looks over at me with that smile, I melt and still feel all the feels 😍 He loves to sneak in some kisses too! If you’re like me and you love romantic sappy PDA kinda stuff…..then Check this out!

Our first date was at East Side Mario’s. It took him 3 days and lots of dropped hints to finally ask me out to dinner. I remember how nervous he was. He didn’t say much because he was so shy, but I liked that about him. His cell phone rang and I told him to answer it. It was his Sister. She asked what he was doing and he told her he was on a date ‘with the girl, from the gym.’ She gave him shit for answering his phone while on a date! He was so embarrassed. His response is how I also knew he had been talking about me before we actually had our first date. He drove me home after dinner. I invited him in and he said “My Dad told me never to go in on the first date” to which I replied “so there’s going to be a second?” to which he replied “yes I’d like that!” I melted!

On our 4th wedding anniversary, we decided to go back to East Side Mario’s for dinner because they were tearing down the building soon and rebuilding the restaurant in a new location. It was a date I will never forget because we ended up sitting at the exact same booth….and get this….we had the exact same waitress!!! We told her our story and we ask thought that was so incredible!

This November we will celebrate out 16 year Wedding Anniversary. We have lots to celebrate and be grateful for.

The Best workout partner!!

Every time we go to the gym, it’s like we are on a date. We love that time together!

Gratitude Can Change The World!

Having an attitude of gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain and makes us healthier and happier. When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive and less resistant. Now that’s a really cool way of taking care of your well-being.

Gratitude unshackles us from toxic emotions. It helps even if you don’t share it. Practicing Gratitude’s benefits take time & practice. You might not feel it right away. Gratitude also has lasting effects on the brain.

Here are 3 simple things you can do each day to practice gratitude, empathy & compassion to make your inner & outer world more peaceful. Because it starts with self.

1. Gratitude journal

2. Prayer & Meditation

3. Complaint free in my words & in my head.

I’ve started waking up one hour earlier in my day to fit the first two in. I have noticed I feel better, happier, less stress and having more restful sleep.

I like to do these in the morning because I’m more alert and I can focus without interruption. It starts my day off in a good way.

With the gratitude part, I will find 5 things I’m grateful for in the last 24 hours and 2 reasons I’m grateful for each. That way I’m really looking for things to be grateful for each day. It gives everything more meaning and I am much more intentional.

I have a few devotionals that I enjoy reading each day that help me learn more about the good word and how to live in all His glory. I also say many prayers through the day for people I know who are struggling or if I find I have a moment where I need Gods strength.

Applying Essential Oils with intention also helps me feel grounded, happy and focused. Some of my favourites are Believe, Abundance, Lavender, Sacred Frankincense, Valor, Peace & Calming.

You can grab essential oils here

One of my favourite oil routines that I do at least once a day, sometimes more as I feel I need it, is my Happy Day Protocol.

Going Complaint free for one week is something my husband I began as a challenge to one another. Cutting out gossip or criticism is also part of this. We then started challenging our friends. The feedback has been over whelming !!! So many people have noticed a huge change in how much better they feel. Most of us don’t even realize how much we actually complain everyday. I know I didn’t. It wasn’t so much in my spoken words, but more about how much I was doing in my head!

I’m not gonna lie, I have found the complaint free challenge challenging. But what I know is becoming aware, committing to making the effort and teaching others to do this with us has definitely impacted me in such a profound way! In such a great way!

It is said it takes 30 Days to form a habit & 90 days for it to become a lifestyle. It starts with small steps and working at it everyday. Practice these simple things and you will only get better!

When I catch myself complaining, I immediately change my thoughts to find the good in that moment or situation. Then I think of something I’m grateful for. It changes my mindset immediately. Remember our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions.

Join us and challenge yourself to go #complaintfree for one week. {click the hashtag to watch the video} Post about it and use the hashtag to inspire others to join you! Everything is easier when your circle of people that surround you are doing it too!

Share with your friends about what your doing on your social & be sure to tag me so I can cheer you on Friend! @JenniferLopesDorsey

Looks whose #1 !!!

When I chose Young Living 4.5 years ago, I felt 💯 % confident in my decision. I had been using essential oils for 13 years in my home with my family, as well as in my wellness clinic I owned for 10 years. I had used many different oils {including some you will see on this list}

Once I opened young living essential oils and used it, in the first 24 hours, I knew it was going to be my favourite. It made me feel different, and I could tell it was better.

I continued to do my own research and every arrow pointed to young living. From the quality of the product {although it wasn’t the prettiest packaging back then} to the support I received directly from the company. I was impressed and everything far surpassed my expectations.

The Seed to seal standards YL practices is evident in every product. I have had the honour of visiting a few of the Young living Farms {Mona, Utah, St.Maries Idaho, Guayaquil Ecuador} experiencing the seed to sale process from beginning to end. There’s nothing like it! Nothing is hidden, you can visit the farms at any time and see the entire process. The farmers take so much pride in showing you their life’s work and are so grateful for all of us who use and share YLEOs.

I feel like I’m part of a family and not just a number with Young Living. They really care about me and my members. You can’t put a price tag on that❗️

To see them rank #1 over and over doesn’t surprise me, it just allows the rest of the world to finally see what I have had the pleasure of experiencing for the past 4.5 years.

Young Living is the World Leader in essential oils and wellness. It’s the only brand I choose for my family. #seedtoseal

Direct Selling Companies Momentum Ranks – Top 200 home based business.

✨Look whose #1 y’all!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Take care of yourself first.

Take care of yourself first because you can’t pour from an empty cup!

My mother was & still is all about taking care of everyone else needs and then her own.  It’s what she enjoys doing.  Her generation basically had the belief to make sure your husband and children have all they need and that will be enough for you.

As I grew up I always noticed my Mom doing these little things.  That’s probably what her mother did too.  For example:: Taking the burnt piece of toast, the smallest piece of cake, being the last one to sit down in front of the tv with the rest of the family because the dishes weren’t going to wash themselves.  Being the last one to go to bed after doing a quick tidy around the house, driving and picking up my brother and me from our friends houses, even though she had so much to do herself…and on the list goes on.

What I’ve learnt is this –

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