WHY I CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING PART 1


This post is contributed by One Drop member – Marissa Loh.

Are you:
Looking for a natural way to keep yourself and your family healthy and happy?
Looking for a higher purpose in life?
Looking to build a rewarding and fulfilling business while spending quality time with your family?

I most definitely was! What I didn’t realise was that it could all be found in one company! Wellness, Purpose and Abundance – the 3 key pillars of Young Living that is transforming and empowering millions of lives around the world so we can live our lives to the fullest – physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually. How, you may ask? Here’s my story…

Wellness
It was 2013 and as with many mummies of young children in childcare centres, I was sick and tired of being always sick and tired. I was desperately searching for a natural solution to improve my family’s health, especially since my children were hospitalised 3 times within the previous year! I thought there had to be a better way, and there is!

When my dear friend Malti introduced me to Young Living essential oils, I jumped right in and became a member in June 2013, which was also the height of the haze crisis when the 3-hour Pollution Standards Index (PSI) in Singapore reached a record high of 401. I was very grateful that diffusing Purification at home really helped to remove the smoky odours and purify the air, while supporting my family’s respiratory systems too.

Inspired, I started attending classes and reading up to learn how to leverage the power of essential oils and Young Living’s oil-infused products to work with and support our body systems naturally to achieve total wellness in body, mind and spirit. In the last few years, my family’s health has been completely transformed for the better, helped also by a healthier lifestyle of eating right and living mindfully. We are such ardent fans of Young Living’s 100% natural and chemical-free products that we use the entire range from essential oils and oil-infused supplements, to household, personal care and beauty products! Now my friends say they can smell my family (in a good way!) before they see us! Haha!

Of course, as people started noticing that my family was getting healthier and happier, they were curious to know what’s our secret. I was more than happy to share our discovery and I was even more delighted that they also reported the same health benefits. In turn, they started actively sharing with their friends and family too! Unintentionally, we created a virtuous circle of passionate sharing and greater wellness for everyone, and it is awesome!

Even friends who have been using essential oils from other companies noticed the Seed to Seal quality difference of Young Living’s therapeutic grade oils. This is something that really sets Young Living apart and why I continue to choose and trust Young Living’s products. I have been blessed to be able to personally visit a few of Young Living’s farms and had the amazing opportunity to touch the beautiful plants and trees, understand the stringent cultivation and harvesting process from the very same dedicated people who work the farms, observe the proprietary machinery, and breathe in the wonderful aroma of freshly distilled essential oils. Heavenly! I also learnt how small batches of plants are distilled and the essential oils tested before Young Living even starts harvesting in bulk, and how every batch of essential oil is tested again after they are distilled so we can be assured that each precious bottle of essential oil we receive from Young Living contains only the purest form of God’s wonderful creations.
If you have not visited a Young Living farm before, I highly recommend going at least once to personally experience the Seed to Seal process for yourself. Young Living rewards qualifying members with all-expense-paid retreats to its various farms around the world so you can even go for free! Or you can also make your own way there as the farms are open to the public. Some super enthusiastic members even pay to visit and work at the farms during planting or harvest time. You may know some of the fearless One Droppers who braved sub-zero temperatures to contribute in the winter harvests! Now that is utter dedication!

You can read about their awesome winter harvest experience here. But that’s not all, Wellness is just one third of my story. Join me next time as we delve into why Purpose and Abundance are even more important reasons of why I choose and continue to stay with Young Living!

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WHY I CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING 2


This post is contributed by One Drop member – Marissa Loh.

Welcome back! Previously, I had shared about why Wellness was the reason I started with Young Living and how it has changed my family’s life. That was a most logical reason. Now, here’s the reason from my heart and why I continue to consciously choose Young Living.

Purpose

With a healthy and happy family, I could start to focus my energies on higher-level needs like self-fulfilment. I have always had a strong desire to change the world and make it a better place. I didn’t know how but I was very inspired by quotes like this one which has been attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson:


“To laugh often and much; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
This was always the missing piece, the hole in my heart, even as I succeeded in my previous jobs in media, marketing and sales. The financial rewards and high life couldn’t fill the higher purpose I was seeking to make my life count. I wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and with Young Living, I’m finally doing it!

It is so empowering and such a joy to be able to help someone in their time of need, and in very practical ways too! I love answering questions from members and sharing openly whenever someone needs advice on improving their health, and in turn, empowering them to do the same for others too! Little by little, we can create positive ripples of change! I also enjoy taking time to visit friends and family who are unwell at home or in hospital, to pray with them while I use the essential oils to support their needs. My favourite item to bring for them is a bottle of Ningxia Red – it is an excellent health tonic to support and strengthen all their body systems!

Besides my immediate sphere of influence, it warms my heart to know that I am also part of a much bigger movement. In 2009, Young Living set up the Young Living Foundation that is creating significant change in the world by empowering underserved individuals to achieve their potential and defy limitations! From building and operating a school in Ecuador, to providing mosquito nets and shoes to children in Uganda, to rebuilding homes in Nepal, impassioned Young Living members (including 2 of our One Drop founders!) voluntarily pour out their hearts to serve alongside the Young Living Foundation staff, even the founder of Young Living himself, Gary Young, to make a sustainable difference in the world. Check out the Young Living Foundation for yourself and feel your heart stir with compassion and pride at the amazing work that is being done. But more is needed!

Did you know you can sponsor a child at the Young Living Academy in Ecuador for just US$75 a month (less than US$3 a day) and you’ll give a child a bright future. You can also make a donation directly to the Young Living Foundation via the Virtual Office to help a child have access to all the resources needed for them to achieve their full potential. The easiest way is to tick the option in Virtual Office to round up your orders to the nearest dollar. If every member did that when placing an order, the few cents from each person would be compounded to generate more than US$500,000 per month in donations for the Young Living Foundation’s carefully selected projects and partnerships. In less than a second, and with one click of the mouse, we can make a difference in the world with every single order!

“To laugh often and much; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Now when I read this quote, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore – I am living my life purpose!
My wish is for YOU to also be living YOUR life purpose, because once we understand our reason for being, life is so much more fulfilling! We go from merely existing, to really living a full and abundant life. Join me next time to understand how Young Living not only fully supports our Wellness and living our life Purpose, but also empowers us with Abundance!

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WHY I CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING 3


This post is contributed by One Drop member – Marissa Loh.

Thanks for joining me again! Now you know that I started with Young Living due to Wellness, and how it has enabled me find and live my life Purpose. Now, here’s what makes it is a sustainable reason to stay with Young Living.

Abundance

I understand some of you may be wary of Young Living because it is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company and there are usually some negative vibes about that. However, I hope you have realised by now that Young Living, and the people aligned with it (such as the One Drop group), has a very different business model that is not merely focused on sales or profits, but is centred on the heart and passion to make the world a better place through wellness, purpose and abundance.

Having an MLM or network marketing structure is just Young Living’s chosen distribution model, which is actually crucial to the proper education and guidance that is required in supporting members throughout their natural wellness journey. In fact, the MLM structure and well thought out compensation plan has empowered many Young Living leaders to escape their previous life of poverty and build a sustainable and rewarding business for themselves and their families! If you take a moment to look at all the leaders in Young Living around the world, you will notice a striking similarity – most, if not all, are like-minded in their passion to serve others, while being joyfully fulfilled and flourishing with abundance in all aspects of their lives. This is an awesome business to be in!

Indeed, thanks to the virtuous circle of sharing among friends and being blessed with many awesome leaders in my team, I have been able to quit my job and build my own little business with Young Living. I am filled with gratitude for having a very fulfilling “job” that allows me to bless others and be blessed while having the flexibility to spend quality time with my family. Being a business owner (I love the sound of this!), living a life of purpose with passion, and overflowing with abundance – it is a dream come true!
Network marketing is really the easiest and most rewarding way to be an entrepreneur. Robert Kiyosaki (entrepreneur and author) says,

“Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.”
And he also said this, which I totally agree with:

“If you are a person with big dreams and would love to support others in achieving their big dreams, then the network marketing business is definitely a business for you. You can start your business part-time at first and then as your business grows, you can help other people start their part-time business. This is a value worth having – a business and people who help others make their dreams come true.”
How awesome!

Besides the financial benefits, as a leader in Young Living, I’m also challenged to work on personal growth and leadership development. Building up, coaching and resolving conflicts among people can be testing at times but really stretches me beyond my comfort zone and empowers me to grow as a person. What I love is how we succeed when our team succeeds. It’s really a very rewarding win-win opportunity to grow together to achieve abundance for all. Abundance not just in wealth but also in health, love, joy, peace and whatever your heart desires.

There it is, my reasons for choosing Young Living can be summed up in 3 words – Wellness, Purpose and Abundance. 3 simple words with such profound meaning. Now how about you? Would you also want Wellness, Purpose and Abundance in your life?

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HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY IN PHASE 2


HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY IN PHASE 2


This post is contributed by One Drop member – Marissa Loh.

How to protect ourselves and our family in Phase 2

Covid-19 has turned our world upside down and forced us into staying home with our families for an extended period of time. Much of the global media attention has been on lamenting the loss of lives, livelihoods and freedom, with much focus on the fear that pervades due to battling an unknown and invisible virus with no vaccine or viable treatment. However, amidst all this, we can also be grateful for the slowing down from our hectic pace of life, to spend quality time with our families, and an overall greater awareness that health is wealth, and prevention is better than cure.

Now we’re in Phase 2 with the economy reopening, it’s back to work and our children are back to school. Is there anything we can do to protect ourselves and our family? Of course there is! When we empower ourselves to know better and do better, we don’t have to live in fear anymore. Hooray!

There’s a famous saying from Sun Tzu’s Art of War: ηŸ₯ε·±ηŸ₯ε½ΌοΌŒη™Ύζˆ˜η™Ύθƒœ which means you are assured victory in each of your hundred battles if you know yourself and your enemy well. In this case, we will do well to have a better understanding of Covid-19 and how our body’s immune system works.

Covid-19 is a coronavirus, and as with all viruses like the flu, it can’t survive without a host. Viruses therefore need living hosts to reproduce and spread through droplets exchange via coughing, sneezing or close contact. Therefore, as promoted by all health organisations and governments, the best way to protect ourselves from catching the virus is to avoid the droplets exchange.

Protection Tip #1: Practice social distancing, wear a mask to create an additional barrier and exercise good hygiene – wash hands regularly or use hand sanitisers, disinfect surfaces, and avoid touching your face.

For this, you’ll want to use effective cleansing products that are also gentle on skin without any harmful chemicals since you’ll be using it very often and harsh products can dry or irritate skin, which may cause even more problems. Here are some of my favourites:

  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap makes it easy to lather, rinse, and get on your way! With a plant-based, instant-foam formula, skin is left feeling clean and refreshed but never over-dried. Contains no sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals.
  • Thieves Hand Sanitiser (called Hand Purifier in Singapore) kills 99.99% of germs effectively yet gently without any nasty chemicals. Safe for children too, so make sure they each carry one wherever they go!
  • With 72% ethyl alcohol, you can safely disinfect surfaces with Thieves Spray, which has been included in NEA’s Interim List of Household Products Effective Against Coronavirus. You can also spray your face mask with Thieves Spray (tip: let it dry before wearing) for added protection.
One of the reasons why there’s so much fear regarding Covid-19 is because there are currently no viable therapeutics or vaccines. Antibiotics are useless against viruses (antibiotics are only effective against specific types of bacteria) and the usual treatment for viral infections is only symptomatic relief (such as medication to lower the body temperature) and advocating rest to allow the body to heal itself. Therefore, it is important to ensure our health is in tiptop condition, to give ourselves the best chance to fight this virus!

Protection Tip #2: Adopt healthy lifestyle habits for optimum wellness in all aspects of your life.

The basics cannot be ignored – drink more water, have enough rest, eat nutritiously and keep active. These take care of our physical health but did you know there are 6 pillars of wellness? Besides physical, our emotional, mental, environmental, social and spiritual health plays a part in our overall wellness too! Studies have shown that negative emotions and stress adversely affects the immune system. (1, 2)

So do take breaks from your work (especially if you’re working from home and the work/life boundaries are blurred), relax yourself with activities that feed your spirit and soul, and find time to connect with what matters to you.

Here’s where essential oils work really well as mood enhancers, and there’s in fact a science to it. You see, as soon as an aroma reaches our nose, it immediately connects with the olfactory bulbs inside the nasal cavity. These bulbs are actually part of our brain, and they send messages directly to the most primitive parts of our brain: the limbic system. That’s where memories and emotions are stored, and influences our behaviour responses and mood management too.

That’s why something as simple as inhaling an essential oil from your palm or from a diffuser may improve sleep, enhance mood, reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorders, and improve quality of life. (3)

Try it for yourself! Stress Away, Peace & Calming and Harmony are great ones you can breathe in to bring about an oasis of inner peace and positivity even if the world around you may be caught up in crisis mode.

Besides these usual healthy practices, there’s still more we can do to proactively boost our body’s natural immune system in order to build up our natural defences and create an effective wellness shield.

Protection Tip #3: Boost your immune system from the inside out

Your immune system acts like a security system that kicks into high gear when it senses invaders that threaten your health. The good news is, you can help your natural immunity by strengthening it with nutritional supplementation with no regrets or negative side effects, only better health naturally!

Here’s my top 3 supplements for extra support during this critical season:

  • NingXia Red: a delicious superfruit beverage that combines whole NingXia wolfberry puree, a superfruit blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegrate, tart cherry, and plum juices; natural stevia extract; grape seed extract; pure vanilla extract; Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils. It’s a powerhouse nutrient infusion that everyone can enjoy and can help prevent against oxidative stress, supports eye health, and provide energy throughout the day.
  • Life 9: With a huge proportion of our immune system in our gut (4), we would be wise to ensure a healthy gut by populating it with good bacteria. Life 9™ is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.
  • Inner Defense: reinforces systemic defences, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support.
Protect yourself and your family with this safe and effective wellness SHIELD because Staying Healthy Is Easy with Life-giving Defences!

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