Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: Ultimate Herbs & Essential Oils Bundle

I don’t know if you’ve seen or not, but over the past few days I’ve been telling you about a collection of 20 herb and essential oil resources that I’m honored to be a part of. It’s called The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle and it’s only on sale for 6 days. After that, it’s gone forever!

You guys know I love my EOs (essential oils, for those of you who don't know the lingo) and I use them daily on both myself and my family. But I confess I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about herbs. As this bundle includes ebooks and ecourses about both, I was very excited to dive into some of the herb books, and as per the usual with Ultimate Bundle sales, they did not disappoint.

The first thing I did was sign up for the 5 Multi-use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) eCourse. Yep, it's a course, and they send you a link to 5 videos about some common herbs, chamomile and rosemary, to name a couple. I use these both in oil format, but wasn't sure how to handle the actual plant, aside from the occasional tea or shake of rosemary on poultry. Did you know you can use chamomile for teething kids? Did you know my kids are losing approximately 9,437 teeth all at the same time? I digress.

These videos are complete with a downloadable pdf with both information and preparation uses, which is super helpful. I haven't made it through all 5 yet (life, okay?) but I have been impressed with the couple I have watched so far, and I feel confident in using those herbs. Well, I feel confident that soon, I will try to incorporate those herbs. Let's be honest, because yeah, life.

Before it disappears, I wanted to tell you about one of the other eCourses included in the bundle. It really meets the amateur herbalist right where they’re at and it’s called “Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics” from the website Vintage Remedies. Unlike many books or classes on natural remedies, this one doesn’t stick with the most common remedies you’ll read about on the web. Instead, you can grow your herbal medicine chest with reputable and reliable herbal and aromatherapy education, in an easy-to-navigate format that compliments your busy lifestyle.

The crazy thing is, this eCourse usually sells for $197 (and it’s worth every penny). But Vintage Remedies has agreed to include it in this special bundle of 20 resources, which sell as a package for only $29.97. Right there, that’s over 80% off the cost of this one eCourse.

That’s right: 20 high-quality, valuable products on herbs and essential oils for less than the price of this one alone!

Which means even if you only choose to dive into a few of the resources in the bundle (although you could aim for all 20 if you wanted to!), you’ll have already saved money over buying them individually.

With your bundle, you’ll ALSO receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils from Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary, a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and wellbeing.

OK. I realize this sounds a bit unbelievable, and you’re probably wondering what the catch is, right?
The only catch is that The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle will be on sale for just a few more days. After that, if you want to buy any of the eBooks or eCourses, you’ll have to pay for them all individually… many of which normally cost almost as much as the price of the bundle on their own.

Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that the Ultimate Bundles team is offering a 30-day 100% happiness guarantee. So if you’re not totally thrilled, just let them know, and they’ll be happy to refund you completely. Pretty cool, right?

Don’t miss out, because the doors are closing in just…

Click here to check out The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: To Parts Unknown

To Parts UnknownTo Parts Unknown by John Anthony Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

George Adams is running from his past. To get out of London he persuades his editor to post him in Singapore. Unfortunately for him he arrives in 1942, just in time for the Japanese to invade. While trying to keep up some semblance of journalism he runs into the most fascinating character, Lady Jane Carrington Smythe. She too, is running away. But will they be able to escape together, and will their respective pasts prevent their future?

Author John Anthony Miller paints a vivid scene of the Pacific theater during WW2, and then inserts seemingly ordinary characters put into an extraordinary circumstances. While he does a good job moving the story along, brief interactions with otherwise extemporaneous characters become the foundation of main character George Adams’ introspection and healing from the death of his wife, Maggie, and move him towards forgiving himself for his part and and his interest in Lady Jane. While fast, I thought the inner turmoil of a man grieving his dead wife was wonderful character development, and brought some internal monologuing to an otherwise fast, externally moving story. If you enjoy historical fiction pick this one up.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ultimate Herbs & Essential Oils Bundle 2016!

Raise your hand if you’ve been let down by the conventional medical system. Me too!

My oldest is special needs. Probably on the autism spectrum, although honestly we don't have an actual diagnosis of that yet, but similar sensory and social issues for sure. When he was 5 or so, a neurologist told us that really the only option to treat him medically was risperidone, which is basically an anti-psychotic. Even the neurologist told us that finding the right dosage was unlikely, and it only helped 20% of the time anyway. While David is certainly challenging, he isn't psychotic. I was pretty determined not to use a medicine that probably wouldn't work and would kill his liver eventually. I think there are lawsuits about risperidone now. (Check out these side effects!)

I became "that mom" - the one that does all the crazy stuff to help her kid. Because honestly, it's only crazy if it doesn't work. We do all sorts of therapies, conventional and unconventional, and I'm a hardass about his diet. When a friend introduced me to essential oils, and told me how frankincense helped her high sensory child I never looked back. While it certainly isn't a silver bullet, my high sensory, tastes more than you ever will child puts a drop of Frank (he's part of the family now, we call him Frank) under his tongue every day. Have you ever tasted frankincense? It's foul. But David does it because it makes him feel better.

It was that first taste of success that encouraged me to keep going, keep learning, and keep using these natural methods to promote both wellness and healing for my own family.

Fast forward years later and we’re still using them, now more than ever. Our natural medicine chest is brimming with herbal remedies and essential oils (among other things) that really do work. My kids know that when someone’s sick or hurt, that’s where I’ll head first.

I love this shift that’s taken place. Though I didn’t know anything about this stuff when I started, it’s honestly been easier than I expected to learn and really grow confident in using natural remedies to care for my health and my family’s health.

Maybe you’re ready for that next step, too. Maybe you’ve been dabbling a bit, but you want to get serious and learn more advanced information.

Or maybe you’re more of a beginner and just need some step-by-step tutorials, recipes and safety information to help you feel good about moving forward.

Regardless of where you’re at, I’m so excited to introduce you to something created just for you, to equip you with more confidence, skills and know-how as you use herbs and essential oils in your own home.

It’s called the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle.

It’s a collection of 20 eCourses, eBooks and printables that bring together science-backed, time-honored remedies and information, in one comprehensive package, at a price that’s too good to miss.

With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll be able to:
  • Separate fact from fiction as you choose quality herbs and essential oils.
  • Confidently prepare salves, syrups, tinctures, and teas.
  • Properly dilute oils for topical use.
  • Learn blending principals for aromatic use.
  • Incorporate essential oils into easy and effective herbal remedies.
  • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children.
  • Use printables to organize your essential oils for safety and ease of use.
  • Create beauty products, herbal baths, and even gifts for friends and family.
You can get this entire herbs and essential oils library, worth over $400, for less than $30. That’s 92% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

(Not to mention, it’s the price of one doctor or hospital copay, or filling a prescription or two.)

It’s available for just 6 days, from now until Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. That’s why the Ultimate Bundles team can offer so much, because they only have permission to sell it for such a short period of time.

Learn more or get your bundle now!
If you think getting all these herb & essential oil resources for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then make sure to go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends!

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review: Ripped Apart

Ripped Apart: Quantum Twins - Adventures On Two WorldsRipped Apart: Quantum Twins - Adventures On Two Worlds by Geoffrey Arnold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tullia and Qwelby are twins, but not just any old twins. They are quantum twins, meaning they are genetically identical twins but are a boy/girl pair. This has only ever happened once before on Vertazia, and it didn’t end well. When they interfere with an experiment they are hurled through space/time to Earth, which severs their telepathic connection. Will they be able to reconnect and find their way home? And why are their people fighting their return?

Do you like to nitpick science fiction? If so this is the read for you. I was totally fascinated by the science involved, as I’ve been interested in the concept of the multiverse and higher dimensions ever since I saw the TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” as a child. Although a little lengthy, I thought the storyline was interesting and it didn’t delve too sciency for those who don’t want the nitty gritty. I’m hoping the next book in the series continues the quest for reunification, and perhaps explains a little more of the Vertazian society and the reasons behind the politics and whether or not the two parallel worlds can unite or fall.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Review: The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World PeaceThe Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace by Brent N. Hunter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have always heard of the Rainbow Bridge poem for dearly departed pets; I have a few who have crossed myself, and have no doubt they will be waiting for me, wet nosed and butt wiggling. However, until recently, I had never heard the rainbow bridge in any other context.

I was pleasantly surprised to read that Mr. Hunter has a much broader application. Thought I fully admit to being too cynical to buy all of it, I appreciate the hope that it embodies, and the advocacy of personal betterment and acceptance of the beauty and humanity of every soul. I really appreciated the devotional, personal nature of this book, but fully admit my shortcomings in the belief that it would work on a global scale. I hope I’m wrong. Honestly, and this is coming from someone who hates being wrong. Perhaps though, eventually, a global rainbow bridge movement will gain traction. I’m just a little suspicious of the UN and their ability to propagate that movement. I still think it’s a valuable book to read for anyone looking for some basic, human self empowerment.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Book Review: PK: Preacher's Kid

PK: Preacher's Kid - Volume OnePK: Preacher's Kid - Volume One by Samuel Omega Salt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Zac’s father just died, and he is running from the memories. He runs straight to Dr. Phoenix, who resolves to peel away the layers until she can reveal his true soul. She has to get past the fact that Zac is not just a preacher’s kid, but a PK who still believes in the God of his parents, even though he was abused as a child and rejected through college because of his party boy ways. Can she figure out who he really is and how to help despite her ignorance of the Bible?

I know preacher’s kids, and it’s kind of a joke among Christian teenagers that the PKs are always the ones to go off the deep end, because the expectations on them are always just ridiculously high, so they have to rebel. This story played out in Preacher’s Kid, although I’m hoping that my friends didn’t have the added layer of abuse that was described by Mr. Salt. I’m assuming this is at least semi-autobiographical, and if not there is certainly a distinct writing style. Unfortunately, this style needs a fair amount of editing. There were lots of tense changes, wrong words, punctuation errors and other blatant grammatical errors that really took away from the spirit of the book. I was also honestly confused by the ending. I realize this is volume 1, but Zac’s issues were not at all resolved, it just basically stopped at his college graduation. There wasn’t really even a Sunday School moral or grand revelation, or even a statement about reaping what you sow, or a teaser for the next volume (there was the first chapter of the next book, but it didn’t really show a tie in.) I will admit to being sucked in by the book, and somewhat shocked at some of the descriptions of graphic sex (so sue me - I didn’t expect that level in a book called Preacher’s Kid!) but was also honestly really confused for parts of it. I think if it was properly edited this would be an amazing story though.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Review: Dog Gone

Dog GoneDog Gone by Diane Moat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sam just can’t get the picture of that poor, abused dog out of her mind. Elvis had been tortured and killed cruelly before she found him on the side of the road, and she had to bring his killer to justice, no matter what it took. Can her mission of righteous vengeance succeed, and if it does, will she lose everything in the process? She’s willing to take the chance, even if she has to use extra-legal methods.

Dog Gone is a fictionalized story of a very real problem. I was very happy to see real warnings woven into the story, such as never list a dog for free on online classifieds, as that draws dog fighters and baiters. I too am a dog lover, and it infuriates me to see some of the cruelty inflicted on such sweet animals. However, I was a little alarmed that the methods used by Sam to justify the ends were basically written off, as if two wrongs make a right. The story was engaging and the emotion was real, but for a story that was trying to bring awareness to such a real issue I hope people don’t confuse the fiction with the truth. Help the animals, just don’t lose your soul in the process.

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