Happy New Year!

Oils from the Nest

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Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2017?!

I hope you enjoyed ringing in the new year! I love the feeling of a fresh start with a new year ahead that's brimming with possibilities and aspirations, don't you? If you're like millions of others who have resolved to make health a top priority this year, rest assured that we would love to help you, and that's truly what dōTERRA is all about! Whether you need motivation, emotional support, weight management, improved immune system health, more energy, better sleep, accountability with healthy habits, or just about any other type of encouragement, education, or support toward a healthier lifestyle, I can point you in the right direction and am confident that together, we can find the oils and supplements your body needs. Check out the specials, upcoming educational opportunities, tips, and recipes in this newsletter, and then please contact me so I can help you design a plan just right for you.


I look forward to hearing from you!

Robyn

robynleelangdon@gmail.com

Promotions and Specials for this Month

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If you or someone you know doesn't have a wholesale membership yet, this is one of THE BEST times to jump in! The New Year, New You incentive is a fantastic way to get started because when you enroll with a new membership and order $100 PV (product value) in January and also set up your $100 PV order in February, you'll receive 100 free points to redeem for any products of your choice! Check out this link for more info. You must attend a pre-registered event in order to take advantage of this special, so please let me know if you'd like to attend of my live or online events in January so you can qualify!
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Sleep Support Online Education

This month: Sleep Support with Lindsay Rapp


Time: 1/5/17 @ 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/3364233140
iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,3364233140# or +16465588656,3364233140#
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 336 423 3140

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Empowered Life Educational Series

The Empowered Life Series is dōTERRA's newest education program. Learn from the best and increase your knowledge about dōTERRA natural solutions every single month! The topic for this month is “Fitness and Weight Management.”


Learn how to set weight management goals and get great fitness tips from your hosts: Kyle Kirschbaum, Paul Holmes, Jessica Moultrie, Ange Peters, Dana Moore, and Dr. Damian Rodriguez at one of the following times:


Wednesday, January 18

4:00 p.m. (ET)
8:00 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, January 19

12:00 p.m. (ET)
2:00 p.m. (ET)
11:00 p.m. (ET)

Click here to register. If you miss it, don't worry. The recorded webinar will be uploaded to the dōTERRA University a week after the broadcast.

Product Highlight: Slim & Sassy

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Planning for Weight Management Success

Contributed by Damian Rodriguez, DHSc, MS


Your food environment is one of the most important components of a healthy weight management plan and one of the easiest to address. While avoiding the free breakroom snacks at the office and your niece’s birthday cake can be difficult, you have more control of your schedule and the food environment in your own home. Make it easy for yourself to develop healthier eating habits by planning and setting up your home to foster weight management success.



Cleanse

It seems so basic, but while you are cleansing yourself of those bad dietary habits, increase your chances of success by giving your pantry a healthy makeover too. The idea that the easiest way to not eat unhealthy food is to not have it available is not only logical, but backed up by plenty of scientific review. If you don’t want to eat unhealthy food, don’t buy it, and tossing a trash bag full of things you no longer want in your life can be quite cathartic. Even if you must keep some unhealthy snacks around because you have a party coming up, minimize their accessibility by hiding them out of plain view.



Thinking, and eating, outside the box

One of the foundations of a healthy diet is focusing on whole unprocessed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Today’s pre-packaged foods have been processed and modified to the point that their composition is nearly unrecognizable to anybody without advanced scientific degrees. So-called “ultra-processed” foods, formulations made by the food industry mostly from substances extracted from foods or obtained from the further processing of constituents of foods or through chemical synthesis which do not even contain any whole food ingredients, now represent over 30% of the average adults total energy intake and their consumption is directly tied to obesity. This greatly simplifies the complex question of healthy eating: If it has more than a handful of ingredients, and you can’t say what they are without looking on the box, limit its space in the grocery cart. Of course, the nutritional profile of packaged foods varies enormously, but you can’t go wrong snacking on something that has a real shelf-life and doesn’t require you to open a re-sealable box.



Failing to plan is planning to fail

Meal plans are not just for bodybuilders or those who can afford to pay a nutritionist to handle their dietary choices for them. Research has shown that planning meals, even if you do not completely stick to them, results in a multitude of benefits, not the least of which is a decreased risk for obesity. You don’t have to cook all your meals on the weekend and put them in Tupperware for strict regimented eating; just spend a few minutes each week planning. Writing down what you intend to eat for the week, and why, forces you think about what you are putting in your mouth. You are probably unlikely to stick to the plan verbatim, at least at first, but you are less likely to make quick (bad) food decisions when you make that conscious effort. If you have a little more time, take it a step further; keeping a food diary for the first few weeks of a weight loss program has been shown to nearly double the success rate.



Options, options, options

It is human nature to be fickle. In spite of your well-laid intentions to follow that healthy meal plan you prepared, you are going to mess up. Accept it and don’t stress about it. The key is to “mess up” with an apple or handful of almonds rather than an entire bag of cheesy-poofs. Provide food options, healthy ones, and make them readily accessible. Research has shown that we are more apt to make healthy food decisions if we provide ourselves with options. Prominently display that fruit bowl on your kitchen counter, don’t hide that bag of carrots in the deep depths of the fridge, and keep the healthy snacks at eye-level in the pantry.



Routine

Whether it is due to hormonal adaptations, changes in environment, or simply fluctuations in motivation, the reality is that most dieters will ultimately regain at least the weight they lost. The key to sustainable weight management is to not diet, to make healthy eating behaviors a part of your lifestyle. What the research has shown is that you need routine and it doesn’t really matter what that routine is. Cutting last minute decision-making out of the process by getting into a regular eating pattern makes it far more likely that lunch will consist of the whole food salad you prepared and not a trip to the pizza parlor down the street.

Healthy Recipes for YOU!

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Detox Juice

Ingredients:

3 stalks kale

2 stalks celery

1 lime

1 apple

1 cucumber

1 drop Cliantro essential oil


Directions:

Combine ingredients, except essential oil, in a juicer. Juice and add essential oil last to taste.

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Healthy Meat Marinades and Seasonings

CHILI LIME MARINADE

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 drops Lime essential oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon grass, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

*Recommended with shrimp.


SWEET & SOUR MARINADE

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 drops Wild Orange essential oil

*Recommended with pork.


SPICES OF INDIA MARINADE

  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 drop Cinnamon or Clove essential oil

*Recommended with chicken.


BALSAMIC ROSEMARY MARINADE

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil

*Recommended with beef.

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Cranberry-Orange Cinnamon Granola

Ingredients:

4 C old fashioned oats

1 C shredded coconut

1 C slivered almonds or chopped pecans

1 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 C Coconut oil + 1 Tbsp

1/2 C honey

1/3 C almond milk

2 drops Cinnamon essential oil

5 drops Wild Orange essential oil

1 C dried cranberries (or raisins)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 290 degrees. Stir together dry ingredients: oats, coconut, nuts, salt, cinnamon. Melt 1/4 C coconut oil in pan or microwave. Remove from heat. Add honey and stir together. Add almond milk and stir together along with dry ingredients. Spread over large cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes. Stir/flip to toast evenly and bake another 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and remove when oats are light brown. Melt 1-2 Tbsp additional coconut milk and add essential oils. Drizzle this oil mixture over granola. Stir together with cranberries. Serve with yogurt or milk for breakfast, or dry for a fun snack on the run.

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Live Events

Join me for one or more of the following Classes! Please email robynleelangdon@gmail.com to let me know you're coming!
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Continuing Education about Natural Wellness

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Not Local to San Diego?

Please let me know if you'd like to attend a Facebook class, or book a Skype/Zoom class and host your friends so they can learn about essential oils, too! Send me an email to let me know your thoughts and interests - robynleelangdon@gmail.com

Curious About How To Make Money Sharing Oils?

December was an amazing month for my team as I reached the leadership rank of Silver!


However, as fantastic as it is to accomplish this goal I've been working on for about 2 years, I'm not as far as I want to go yet! This business is amazing, and the reason I do it is simple - I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE! I would give people oils and help them find health and wellness even if I DIDN'T GET PAID A RED CENT, so it's truly God's grace that He lets me earn money doing something I love.


A few years ago I had given into the belief that you don't get to do what you love until you retire, because usually the things you love don't pay the bills. But I was SO WRONG! dōTERRA is starting to pay the bills, and I have hope that this thing that I would do for free if I had to, is in reality THE BEST income opportunity I've ever seen!


So, after admitting I was wrong, I want to say this - You. Can. Totally. Do. This. Too. If you're feeling broke and hopeless, I have hope for you. If you're wanting to get out of a job you don't love, I have hope for you. If you have debt to pay off, I have hope for you. If you always wished you could get paid to help people feel better - I have HOPE for you!


If you can share a bottle of oil and talk about what you know, you can earn a commission. When you sign on to this business, you get FREE on the job training, coaching, and encouragement from me and my amazing team. You don't have to go back to school and earn a degree, or pay thousands of dollars to learn a new career!


If you can dare to dream, and work consistently over time, you can be Silver, too. And more! It doesn't matter if you want to make an extra $100 or an extra $100,000 - it is all possible if you'll only believe in yourself enough to ask God to help you reach the dreams He has already placed in your heart.


One day there will be a Diamond next to my name instead of a Silver. It might be this year, or it might be next year. The question is - will you be on the train with me?


Curious? Check this out and tell me a little more about what you're thinking: http://bit.ly/2iwSbTp

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about dōTERRA, I know you may have more questions about oils, membership, or the business opportunity - let's chat! I'm happy to serve you as you get started or continue on your journey to natural health and wellness. Please leave me a comment below! I'm here to serve you. I pray that you'll have a wonderful and healthy New Year, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.

With love from the Nest,

Robyn