Tag: covid-19

Meaningful Monday: The Measure Of Who We Are

April 27, 2020 By kristen

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.

Meaningful Monday: Happiness

April 13, 2020 By kristen

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!

Meaningful Monday: Be a Realist

April 6, 2020 By kristen

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.

DIY Series: Making Sanitizer From Scratch, Part 1: Sugar Wash to Distill to Ethanol, Recipe + DIY Fermentation Container

April 1, 2020 By kristen

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

March 30, 2020 By kristen

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.

FREE COVID-19 SIGNS! Alert Signs For Quarantine, Self-Isolation, And High-Risk

March 25, 2020 By kristen

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.

Finding Groceries: A New Crisis Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 By kristen

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!

COVID-19: Can Genetic Studies of Previous Coronaviruses Help Us Fight COVID-19?

March 23, 2020 By kristen

We have experienced severe coronavirus infections before: SARS and MERS were both caused by coronaviruses. Luckily, we experienced these outbreaks during a time when genetics is a flourishing scientific industry. We use genetics for everything from cancer treatments and research to determining paternity. We also use genetics to study the spread of diseases. Fairly extensive studies were made on both SARS and MERS, both on the viruses themselves and on some of the patients who suffered through those illnesses. Genetics allows us to see just how much genetic material is shared between those outbreak viruses and SARS-CoVID-2, the virus that causes the illness known as COVID-19. It also allows us to do large scale determinations, including seeing how patients are similar and different in relation to how severe they experience the illness. To simplify: it allows researchers to find genes that make us more resilient or susceptible to severe coronavirus illnesses. Continue reading to learn more about this revelation!

COVID-19 Social Distancing, Isolation, Quarantine: Emotional and Mental Health

March 23, 2020 By kristen

What are the impacts of living in quarantine or isolation? During this COVID-19 Crisis, this is a reality that we are facing worldwide. What do the experts say? Are there any studies about this? What can we do to make isolation easier, if anything? These questions and more are topics that I explore with you here. Learn what to expect during your isolation period, how to make it go by easier, and natural non-toxic ways to reduce the stress of isolation.

Just An Update…

March 19, 2020 By kristen

Take care of yourselves and take care of each other. We are truly at our best when we pull together and take care of each other. Check on your neighbors. Shop for your elderly community members so they don’t have to go out. Maintain social distance, but that doesn’t mean to completely isolate. We still need each other, more now than ever before!

Meaningful Monday

March 16, 2020 By kristen

This quote is especially meaningful on this Monday. Facing this looming COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming! As Americans, we like our freedoms. We love it. We love doing what we want to do, when we want to do it and with whoever we want to do it with. All of the time. This time, however, enjoying those freedoms could cost us more than we are willing to pay!

From dōTERRA: What You Should Know About COVID-19

March 9, 2020 By kristen

Our top priority is always the health and safety of our entire community. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has raised a variety of questions and concerns, and we want you to be assured that we are continually monitoring the situation to ensure we are making the best decisions and taking the right actions for you and the entire dōTERRA family.

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

March 8, 2020 By kristen

We’ve all heard about it. The novel coronavirus that triggers the sickness now being called CoVID-19. It all started in Wuhan, China and now it’s spread through more than half of the countries around the globe. In the United States, confirmed cases have almost doubled since this time yesterday (between March 6 and March 7, 2020), so I am spending some of my birthday, and the day after, working on this piece for you. This is an opportunity for our country to love and support each other through a difficult time, so let’s do that and not give in to fear.