Top 10 Podcasts to Help Rock Your Young Living Business

My commute is about an hour long which I look at as an opportunity to learn a whole lot. It is during this time that I listen to podcasts. Ten glorious hours a week are spent sitting in my car, eating bananas and sipping on coffee while soaking in as much as I can about the latest tips on building a strong and prosperous business. I absolutely love podcasts and I have discovered 10 that I would like to recommend to you. Please note that these podcasts are in no particular order. Please let me know what your favorites are too!

My Top Ten Podcasts to Help Jumpstart Your Young Living Business:

  1. Your Virtual Upline– hosted by Bob Heilig. Topics include personal branding, network marketing, and online marketing.
  2. The Essential Oil Revolution– hosted by Samantha Lee Wright. This podcast is “aromatherapy for your ears.” It is an unofficial Young Living essential oil’s podcast powered by Revolution Oils.
  3. The Overflow Podcast- hosted by Andy and Cristy Jenkins. It encompasses the topics of wellness, purpose, and abundance.
  4. Social Media Marketing– hosted by Michael Stelzner. Will help your business thrive with social media.
  5. Build Your Tribe– hosted by Chalene Johnson. This podcast is about internet marketing, social media, creating community, and email list building.
  6. The Chalene Show– hosted by Chalene Johnson. This show is about motivation, leadership, confidence, family, fitness, and life coaching.
  7. Diamond Factory– hosted by Jen Springer. Features interviews of many YL leaders.
  8. Smart Passive Income– hosted by Pat Flynn. All about online business, blogging, lifestyle and passive income.
  9. Social Media Social Hour– hosted by Tyler J. Anderson. This podcast is about Facebook and Instagram marketing, content marketing and social media marketing.
  10. Drops of Inspiration. This is a YL podcast.1096I’m telling you, sitting in a quiet car getting your learn on is an excellent use of your commute time. I actually look forward to my drive to work now!!

Paradise in Mona, Utah

Today was a very good day. Joe and I drove the hour south from Salt Lake City, Utah to Mona, Utah to visit Whispering Springs Young Living Lavender Farm. The mountain views on the drive were breathtaking. Being a Northeast girl, I find myself mesmerized by the size of the Utah mountains and the snowy caps I see despite the 95 degree temperatures below. It truly did feel like we found paradise in Mona, Utah.

The lavender farm is beyond anything I have ever seen. The first thing we noticed was the scent of these beautiful purple flowers wafting through the air. It was heavenly! We spent 7 hours at the farm and enjoyed exploring the distillery where lavender, blue yarrow, and jasmine were being created. We explored the jousting arena, the lavender fields, planted yarrow, watched how the bottling process was done, ate the most delicious lunch ever (potato salad, garden salad, fresh sliced turkey breast, homemade wheat bread, cranberry apple chutney, lavender lemonade, and strawberry shortcake), shopped at the bargain tent and ended the day eating lavender ice-cream and wolfberry crushed ice.

It was such a fun day and Joe brought along his Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a Canon ZOOM lens EF 24-70 mm. 1:2.8 L USM to take some pretty sweet photos. Being at the farm and seeing the work that goes into each bottle of essential oils gave us both a renewed respect for Young Living and Gary Young, the man behind the company. IMG_2634 IMG_2699

11 Ways Knitting Can Keep you Healthy

  1. When your hands are busy, your hands will stay focused on the here and now.
  2. The repetitive motion of needlework can induce a relaxed state like you would get with meditation and yoga.
  3. It can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
  4. Craft activities can result in tangible and often useful products that can enhance self-esteem.
  5. It can give you a sense of purpose.
  6. It allows your brain time to solve problems.
  7. Knitting and other crafts can help smokers give up the habit. Your hands are just too busy to smoke!
  8. It can help with weight control since when hands are holding needles and hooks, there is less snacking and mindless eating out or boredom.
  9. Handcrafts can help arthritic fingers to remain more dexterous as you age.
  10. Knitting makes you feel happy : )
  11. As you age, it may help to stave off a decline in brain function. It can reduce the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.
Here I am knitting a giant blanket with homemade PVC pipe knitting needles. In this case, knitting is also good for building arm muscles!!


What are your 2016 goals?

I’ve been told that the best way to achieve your goals is to write them down!! I have 3 jobs. I am a preschool teacher and director, I run my own online knitting shop and I am part of an incredibly supportive team who all work for the same incredibly awesome company! I decided to type out my 2016 goals geared specifically toward my job at Young Living. I wanted to share my goals with you:

  1. I will reach the rank of Senior Star by the end of March.
  2. I will reach the rank of Executive by the end of June.
  3. I will attend the Grand International Conference in June and leave completely inspired and motivated to reach the rank of Silver by the end of the year.
  4. I will sell two kits per month.
  5. I will do one event per month (Make + Take class, Oils 101 + 102 class, Farmer’s Market, local fairs, etc.)
  6. I will use The Oil Academy.
  7. I will start a MeetUp group in my area.
  8. I will start an email list.
  9. I will post about my experiences with oils on FB + Instagram 3x per week.
  10. I will post to my blog 3x per week (1 oil post + 1 personal post).
  11. I will send out a monthly newsletter.
  12. I will reach out to one prospect per week (those who have shown interest in the oils).
  13. I will make 2 business videos per month for my YouTube channel.
  14. I will post 2 business videos per month to Facebook.
  15. I will listen to business webinars 10 hours per week.
  16. I will send out 50 oil samples.
  17. I will pay off my student loans.


Yup- 2016 will be my best year ever!!!!!!

What are your goals?

p.s. If you would like to get started on your essential oils wellness journey- click here:

Let the wellness journey begin!


Ever wondered what the heck essential oils are??

Hi Everyone,

If you are reading this, you are probably either a member of my family, a friend, your child’s former or current teacher, you worked with me, you went to school with me, or you are a blog or a business I’ve had contact with. In some way, our
paths have crossed. I own two small online boutiques called Prop Shop + The Autumn Acorn. I also work as a distributor for Young Living.


If you’ve ever wondered what all the hype is about essential oils, I used to be the exact same way. I had no idea they were the life blood of plants, had no idea there was a company selling them for over 20 years, had no idea they could help with headaches, muscle + joint pain, weight loss, focus, teeth whitening, libido, skin care, fatigue, self-confidence, mood, SLEEP, and so much more!

I used to be super skeptical of essential oils until I saw what they did for a friend of mine. They were truly life changing. I bought a starter kit from her last year and have been hooked ever since! I can’t even begin to tell you how many ways these little oils have helped my family and I. I also never expected to want to work for this amazing company, Young Living. I remember thinking the name “Young Living” just didn’t speak to me. I’m a 51-year old woman- I’m NOT exactly young so what could a company called Young Living possibly do for me? I later found out that Young is the last name of the founders (Gary + Mary Young). Ahhhhhhhh! Anyway, as soon as I tried the oils, I knew I wanted to share my love for them with everyone I knew!!

I chose this company because they are the only company in the world with a “Seed to Seal” promise which means they control the process from the beginning growth of the plant, tree, root, etc. all the way to the bottle you receive. They own their own farms in the US and around the world and use the oils on their crops. You can even go visit their farms to see how it’s done! I’ll be visiting their Utah lavender farm in June!! Also, YL’s oils do NOT have expiration dates like all other oil companies, They are 100% pure, therapeutic oils (no fillers or chemicals added) and can be taken orally, applied topically, diffused or used aromatically.
They pretty much rock!!

the weight loss trio

In your premium starter kit you will get your choice of 1 of 4 different oil diffusers (with a warranty), 11 bottles of pure essential oils, a bunch of cool samples, product catalog, EO magazine, and the best part- 24% off ALL future purchases FOREVER!! Think of your kit purchase like a wholesale membership at Costco or BJ’s except you only pay it one time…….ever.

aria diffuser

Here is a brief rundown of the 11 oils you will receive and how they will help improve your health:

1. Thieves- immune system boosting, cleaning.
2. RC- colds, congestion.
3. Lavender- sleep, relaxing, detox, skin health (called Swiss Army Knife of oils).
4. Stress Away- relaxing + sleep and my personal favorite!!
5. Lemon- energy, cleaning + detox (I add a few drops of lemon + grapefruit to my water every day. I absolutely love it!!)
6. Purification- purifies the air, rids air of smells, sore throats, zit zapping.
7. DiGize- any stomach issues, bloating.
8. Peppermint- headaches, allergies, colds, muscle aches (I use this every single day for my neck muscle pain).
9. Panaway- pain + keeping your body mobile + young.
10. Copaiba- deodorant, wrinkles, skin care, magnifies all other oils.
11. Frankincense- AMAZING for skin and mediation and SO much more (it is insanely amazing, Google this bad boy).

So, if you would like to get started, just follow these easy directions:
1. Click on my sign up link below.
2. Be sure to check “Wholesale Member” to earn 24% off any future orders.
3. Go ahead and just say “No thanks” to step 3 about Essential Rewards. No need to worry about that right now!
4. Finish the process by choosing your diffuser style.

Click on this link to sign up:


If you are still reading this, you must really like me and for that I say, thank you from my heart : ). If you are the cautious, wait-and-see type, I totally get it. If you would just like to test out an oil or two to see for yourself, that’s awesome too. I’d be happy to extend my wholesale discount to you for your first 3 orders! Email me and we can figure out which oils you would like to try first and I’ll have them shipped to you.

Remember- the sale on the premium starter kit with the $25 back from me (total of $41 saved) will end on
February 29. A $300 kit can be yours for as little as $119!

February is the month to buy your kit. Save $41.00!!!

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