The Oily Dojo - January Newsletter
Training in the Ancient Art of Essential Oilery
Where will "Sweet '16" take you?
Let's begin with a brief Japanese lesson:
- Otsukaresama deshita: This can be loosely translated into English as: "Thank you for your hard work." While typically spoken by colleagues to each other at the end of a long work day (or martial artists at the end of a training session in the dojo), this phrase can also be used as a general "job well done" congratulatory phrase. We've worked hard in 2015. Let's give ourselves (and each other) the pat on the back we deserve!
- Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu: Happy New Year! It's a mouthful, but fun to say to friends and neighbors, who like ourselves, are brimming with hope and anticipation for the fresh, new year that lies ahead :D
I don't know about you, but making New Year's Resolutions has never really been a priority for me. Goal-setting in general is something that I've never really given much thought to. As a result, my life seems to be just kinda flowing along - just kind of happening to me, instead of me happening to it.
This year's been a big one for me with many changes: from quitting a job to starting a new one, giving up old habits in favor of picking up new, healthier ones, and challenging myself, personally, in new ways that are scary, uncomfortable and exciting! I've been giving a lot of thought lately into how I want to approach the new year.
Thankfully, I had the honor of attending a conference a few weeks ago where The Oola Guys gave a thoughtful and entertaining talk about how they're managing to find and manage balance in their lives in the 7 key areas of fitness, family, finance, field (career), friends, faith and fun. I spent the better part of last week reading through their book: Oola - Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, and filling in the pages of the workbook at the end of the book. Actually, I used their online workbook, which gives you a really cool, personalized graphic of your "Oola Wheel" and downloadable "Oola Plan" and "Oola Path" pages to track your milestones and progress. I HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone who's serious about searching for a more balanced lifestyle in 2016!
Oola and Young Living - a match made in heaven!
D. Gary Young has created a specific line of essential oil blends that help you to engage your senses as you focus on the 7 areas of your Oola-Life: fitness, family, finance, field, friends, faith and fun. While I only have "Field" in my stash at the moment, I'm planning to order the entire collection as soon as possible to give my Oola journey a serious boost!
January Promos (US)
This month, Young Living is offering an incredibly sweet offer of the following FREE products, depending on how big your order is. 190PV : 15ml Peppermint and 15ml Rosemary; 250PV: 15ml Peppermint, 15ml Rosemary + Morning Start Bath Gel. View the photo for the 300PV and 400PV order promos!
January Promos (CDN)
Young Living Canada is offering some pretty sweet promos this month! These products are among some of my absolute faves, and the 2 $15 enrollment vouchers are so amazing, in case you have any friends who would love to enroll, but need a little incentive ;)