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A Drop of Wisdom: What Are Essential Oils?

If you’ve never used essential oils, or if you just have limited experience with them, they might seem like a complete mystery. The truth is, millions of people use essential oils every single day for things like cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, fitness, sleep, overall health, and more. Want to learn more about these wonderful, versatile oils? Read on!

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When we take time to focus on our emotional and mental health, work towards healthy actions and reactions, miracles can happen in our mental and emotional health! Read this article to learn some tips and tricks to help you learn to focus on being happy!

Our measure isn't about what we have, how rich we are, who works for us, or who we know. It is in what we do with what we have. This quote goes hand-in-hand with another tenant I live by: serving others. Those of us who find that deep personal satisfaction in helping others know just what I mean. Those of you who don't know should give it a try. Read my thoughts on this topic in this article.

In any endeavor, no matter how large or how small, your level of success is usually directly related to your level of preparedness. Read this article to see what I think about our level of preparedness.

Happiness exists in giving and in serving others. Even in our hardest, saddest times we have always been able to pull together, help others who need it, and find joy in serving our communities. Now more than ever, this is exactly what we need to do! There are so many people who are in need, so many healthcare workers who need supplies, so many people who need food... we need to be at our best once again!

Now isn't the time to be the pessimist, complaining about things that we have no control over. It also isn't the time to be the optimist, believing that things aren't as bad as they really are. Today, we all need to be realists. We need to accept the situation we are in, and adjust our behaviors accordingly. We are struggling in the midst of a global pandemic, yet there are some who still don't seem to understand that we are in a crisis. They just don't get it. But we need them to "get it". We all must do our part. When we all see the situation as it really is, we can all work together to build a better world for us all. Read more to learn more about what you can do.

Distilling spirits is illegal in many states and countries! Check your local laws before you continue! We will go through making DIY alcohol/ethanol/moonshine in this tutorial series, and turning it into sanitizer! Read on to learn how to make a fermentation container and moonshine still using things you probably already have around your house! RECIPE INCLUDED!

Meaningful Monday

I felt that this particular message is important for us to focus on today: "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." I hope my words make sense to everyone, and that we can all stay busy rowing the boat of our nation, keeping us afloat. Let's all work together to get through this. We can do this. Together.

This is a call to action for all homeschoolers and homeschooling families across the country! Harvard Summit to Discuss Regulating Homeschool: June 18-19, 2020 at Harvard Law School to discuss "a controversial practice"—homeschooling. "Homeschooling Summit: Problems, Politics, and Prospects for Reform" is the title given to this meeting to discuss homeschooling. It is an invitation-only event and one that is not open to homeschoolers to listen or comment. Read more to learn more about this, and why it is so important!

I have created a set of free signs for you to download, print and use at home! This set of three signs include a warning that someone in the home is in the high-risk category for serious illness from COVID-19 infection (elderly, pregnant, immune-compromised, pre-existing conditions, etc), a warning that the household is in a COVID-19 quarantine, and a warning that the household is in a self-isolation period. View this article to get your free COVID-19 signs.

Despite what our leaders claim, the scene is familiar to people all across the country: empty store shelves and no way to find groceries to feed our families, no way to get our necessities. It is a sad situation and one that I believe is a separate crisis on its own. What's happened? In some areas, we are under shelter-in-place orders. Other areas have strict curfews. Yet other areas have social distance suggestions, while yet other places have nothing out of the normal, other than empty store shelves and more sick people in the hospital. Keep reading to find 10 helpful points to get you through this crisis!