Prior to joining Young Living, we were leading busy and stressful lives, like most people, trading time for money.
There was not enough time to do all the things we want which were important to us, like travel and giving back to community.
If we were to stop working, our income stopped. We felt caught in the rat race. Our wellness goals were compromised.
Thanks to Young Living, our lives have been completely transformed!
We wake up each day full of energy and vitality!
Embracing this amazing life of wellness, purpose and abundance fuels our passion to reach out to help others achieve the same!
Inspiring others to connect to the paths of their heart fills us with pure joy!
We are grateful for the time and financial freedom, as wellness entrepreneurs, to be able to do what we want when we want.
It gives us great pleasure to invite positive, forward thinking, entrepreneurial minded individuals who feel aligned with Young Living's core values to join our Heart Scents Community where we get to laugh together, work together and play together. The friendships forged among our oily family members is simply priceless!
Take a look at the video below to understand why Young Living is the ideal choice to support our families and next generation for a better future. We are delighted our Heart Scents team members are featured in the Northern Lights Black Spruce Farm Visit segment of the video. They are the ones stomping wood chips in the cooker grinning from ear to ear!
We look forward to growing our Heart Scents Community to introduce this essential oil infused wellness lifestyle to every corner of the world, changing the world one drop at a time!
Connect with us if you feel the calling to join us to embark on this amazing journey!
With Joy and Gratitude,
Angela & Ray
Heart Scents Leaders
Our team's mantra: "The path to awakening the heart makes sense!"
Is Gluten-Free the Answer? Choose Ancient Einkorn for Better Health!
Our family's journey to natural health began over 15 years ago with our son's food sensitivities, from nuts and shellfish to wheat and dairy.
On our quest to isolate the root cause, we discovered an alarming pattern ... all around us there were more children with food sensitivities. This was certainly different than our recollection of life growing up with our parents' and our grandparents' generation.
What happened to our environment to provoke this change?
Once our family learned to replace processed foods with fresh and wholesome foods and made our best effort to eliminate discernible allergens (cheating once in a while and paying wildly for it), we noticed our health improved significantly and we experienced more energy and greater vitality.
In support of our son's elimination diet, we searched far and wide for gluten-free bread since our son, like so many people we know, loves bread.
Back then, the gluten-free bread available in stores tasted like cardboard and was so fragile it would break into crumbs even if you looked at it for too long. While they helped to mitigate allergy symptoms, this gluten-free bread was not entirely satisfying.
As foodies, we took up the challenge to preserve the amazing tastes and textures of food we love from diverse cultures while we explored the creation of nutritious and delicious recipes using authentic and wholesome ingredients.
A few years ago, we read the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. Dr. Davis talked about how he and many of his patients regained their health by staying away from wheat. He talked about the problem with today's hybridized wheat and how he was able to tolerate an ancient wheat with low gluten called einkorn. This raised our curiosity and led us on a search to learn more about einkorn.
We were delighted to find Young Living visionary founder Gary Young has been embarking on a similar search over the past 10 years.
In his book "Ancient Einkorn, Today's Staff of Life", Gary talked about one of his many trips to Hunza to learn why these people consistently have longer life and to find more essential oils. He frequently saw a tall wheat similar to what he knew growing up on a farm as a child.
Over time, at the Young Living Farm in France, Gary Young encouraged his farm manager Jean-Noel to start planting non-hybridized einkorn seeds and then having them harvesting in the old fashioned way by letting the cut stalks stand in the fields for 7 to 10 days to allow the germination process to start before threshing.
What we learned is there is a huge difference between the ancient einkorn and today's modern wheat. The problem with today's modern wheat is that it is hybridized.
The original and ancient einkorn wheat from over 3000 years ago has 1 genome and 14 chromosomes and typically grows to a height of 4-5 feet with hair-like tassels that wave when the wind blows.
To increase yield, scientists look to hybridization of "new" wheat to make the harvest easier and faster and reduce the cost to the farmer. Hybridization led to new varieties of wheat with 28 chromosomes and eventually to today's "dwarf wheat" with 42 chromosomes, engineered to grow between 14 and 16 inches high with short, thicker stalks to support the heavier grain heads with double the number of kernels.
The consequences of altering Mother Nature's wheat were not taken into consideration. The wheat is cut and threshed immediately, leaving no time to go through the maturing stage to germinate and develop the enzymatic activity for digestion. Wheat became difficult to digest and start to create a whole host of problems.
Hybridized wheat with 42 chromosomes and 3 genomes (A, B and D) created different genetic codes for new proteins, with the D genome creating the source of gluten-triggered responses.
Sooo ... the problem is not with gluten itself but with hybridized gluten!
Modern wheat has 3 main issues affecting our health:
It contains a Super Starch called amylopectin that is super fattening.
It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super inflammatory.
It contains a form of Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.
Scientists who have been studying einkorn for years say eating non-hybridized einkorn grain means that we are eating non-hybridized gluten. Einkorn is easier to digest, contains vitamins, minerals and proteins that are important to our health and is probably the most preferred grain to eat.
We love how Young Living adheres to the same Seed to Seal diligence with its cultivation of ancient einkorn as with its production of `100% pure essential oils.
Thanks to Young Living, we now have access to Einkorn Flour, Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix and Einkorn Spaghetti to create our delicious and nutritious recipes.
Essential oils transformed my life in ways I could not have imagined!
Today I'm grateful for the freedom to live life on my own terms as a wellness entrepreneur, easily enraptured by aromatic walks through lavender fields, the comaraderie of essential oils leaders on river rafting adventures, and the unforgettable grandeur of Irish castles and the bewitching Cliffs of Moher as unexpected prize winners on our first Young Living incentive trip.
Who could have predicted the traumatic pregnancy and premature delivery of a highly sensitive child 23 years ago would guide me to a path of wellness, purpose and abundance sharing essential oils with the world?
I am grateful for the health challenges which were in truth "blessings in disguise" to help hone my intuition and awaken my sense of purpose.
Pure essential oils provided the key to restoring not only our family's physical and emotional health but also our connection with the divine.
Here's my secret sauce for Abundance* and Joy*:
Create an opening for Transformation*, Believe* in yourself, Live With Passion*, Magnify Your Purpose*,and Build Your Dream*!!!
Let's embrace the attitude of Gratitude* as our magical gift (there's an oil for that) and be ready for miracles!
Angela Shim, Core Vitality Coach
in response to a prompt by friend and writing coach Jenny McKaig who challenged us to participate in a Gratitude Blog Contest http://www.jennymckaig.com
Abundance, Joy Transformation, Believe, Live With Passion, Magnify Your Purpose, Build Your Dream and Gratitude are all Young Living essential oil blend I love to use to keep me ON PURPOSE!
Here are two of our favorites for summer entertaining ...
NingXia Red Sangria
1 orange sliced
1 lemon sliced
½ cup raspberries
2/3 cup NingXia Red
2 cups of kumbucha or NingXia Zyng
2 1/3 cup water
2 tbsp NingXia Berry Syrup
2 drops of Young Living Ginger Vitality essential oil
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients into pitcher, stir well, and serve.
2 cups of raw nuts (almonds, pecans, etc.)
3 tbsp. NingXia Berry Syrup
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until syrup and sesame are well blended.
If you have a dehydrator, dehydrate nuts at 116 – 118 degrees until nuts are crunchy. If you are using a regular oven, set oven at lowest setting, crack open door if necessary, and roast until nuts are crunchy.