I could write a formal introduction for Dr. Mary but I decided not to for a couple reasons. First, she isn't new to the blog and she is more than a doctor...she is my friend. Another reason, she might not be new to One Sister's Journey but you might be, so she deserves an introduction. Mary and I met the first time through my sister, Heidi M Allen. Only God knew the unexpected and different paths we would each travel from the halls of Bishop Cunningham and the volleyball court to today.
Our relationship started with Heidi as the common denominator yet transitioned years later, and even years after Heidi's abduction. My friend Laurie introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils. I started with Peppermint Essential Oil for my headaches, then Thieves Essential Oil to keep me healthy, and then the Ningxia Red Juice and so much more. I decided to sign up as a distributor so I could get these life changing products at a reduced cost. The more I experienced the benefits of them, the easier it was to share with others and I started to train under Dr. Mary's to be an active distributor.
I learned so much from Dr. Mary about the oils, health, wellness, business, and marketing. Many of these skills and organizational strategies I continue to incorporate in my writing and speaking because she trained me to be a successful business woman, not just a Young Living Essential Oil distributor. After a couple years though I felt God calling me to write and finish Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. I explained this to Dr. Mary and she gave me her love, prayers, and support as I moved forward to reach this dream and help others.
It was during the mentorship our relationship transformed into friendship and this bond lasts today, even though we both are on different, yet similar journeys. I still use Young Living products daily and believe in them.
If you are interested, visit their website: https://www.youngliving.org/ If you decide these are products you are interested in to help with a healthier living, you can sign up as a "retail customer" or a "independent distributor". Can I ask you a favor, if you decide to sign up, would you enter #799780 as your sponsor ID? This will give me a little credit and a chance to earn some free product. I apologize if this promo offends anyone, this is never my intent, but thought I'd share in case someone is interested.
Even though I don't utilize my distributorship as a business, I maintain it so I can purchase my products at a reduced cost.
Dr. Mary is the expert and go to person, she has a Facebook page too so people can access her knowledge and help live: https://www.facebook.com/TheTotalWellnessDocandMom
The greatest attribute of Mary is her heart. She consistently gives of herself to help others be the best woman, man, or child they can be. Initially when she mentored me with the essential oils, neither of us were believers. Since then, we've both realized the need for God in our lives and the relationship with Jesus that is necessary to get through the day. The
last time we got together, to tape the video below -- we laughed, cried, and shared testimonies. God is so cool. Although walking in different directions, our lives were actually on a parallel path - something only God could orchestrate.
Please visit Dr. Mary's site to read her blog today:
Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey, When the Waves Subside: There is Hope, and Encourage Others: One Day at a Time. All 3 books are available through Amazon.com - Where's Heidi? and When the Waves Subside are also on Kindle for $4.99. Starting in October, the Kindle versions will be available at an even more reduced price when you purchase the print copy too, as part of Amazon's "Matchbook" program.
Dr. Mary Starr is a Chiropractor and Essential oil Expert. For more than a decade she has helped women and children find better health naturally. She specializes in Nutrition and Essential oils and has helped thousands improve or regain their health with simple solutions.
In 2005 she retired from a full time practice and created a portable business allowing her to travel all over the United States sharing about Nature's healing medicine Young Living Essential Oils. Today she works with more than 40 Part time and Full time associates who serve over 3000 clients across the world.
At 35 she had her first son Joshua and transitioned her portable business to her home and online. In 2011 she became a Mommy Blogger and shares her expertise in natural health, weight loss, stress relief and the highs and lows of parenthood in her bi-weekly newsletter and blogs. Because she has worked with women, moms, and children for over a decade and has struggled with her own issues of infertility, food allergies, and weight management you will find the blogs and content on her website down to earth and filled with hope.
She is happily married to Jay Carter a genius, and owner of http://www.starrhost.com who loves her failed attempts at making the perfect healthy cookie and lets her win in tennis.
To visit Dr. Mary's site: click on the photo of she and I through the video camera
To read Dr. Mary's first blog about Where's Heidi?: Click on the top photo of us
To read today's blog - Click on the Where's Heidi? cover photo or copy and paste this link:
Do you see the smile on Debbie's face? I only met Debbie this summer while doing an interview with Dr. Mary Starr, the Total Wellness Doc & Mom (http://www.thetotalwellnessdoc.com/). The first thing I noticed immediately was Debbie's smile! She is always smile and has such joy in her walk, conversation, and being - it just oozes from her and you can't help but smile from ear to ear yourself when you are in her company. For that matter, just looking at the pictures and my cheeks hurt from smiling. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think so.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Debbie a couple times since our initial meeting when she "saved the day" on a different occasion this summer. We ran out of Balance Complete (the protein shake my daughter and I drink daily) and I didn't want to go almost a week without it while waiting for my order to come in so I contacted Dr. Mary, she put out an email to her contacts and Debbie responded within moments. By the end of the day, we had our shake and then I replaced it when my order came. Both times, Debbie's smile and joy just warmed my heart. She is one sweet person.
As if all this good stuff isn't enough, Debbie uses her powers for good. Debbie runs, "Social Media Content Management Services", http://www.debbietwomey.com/, among other things. If you are looking for someone to help you get your social media off the ground, expand your reach, or grow your business - then you need to contact Debbie. She is ingenious and helping many reach their goals and more. I think one of the best part about this particular aspect of Debbie's business, are her hours, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. This is when I tend to do most my writing and speaking work, since I work full-time teaching the kiddos in our area. You rock Debbie!
To learn more about Debbie and read her blog about Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey, click on the photo above or use this URL:
Debbie Twomey has dedicated her life to the care and welfare of children across the U.S. and the journey has been a growing and learning experience that she feels privileged to share with others. She not only incorporates her professional experience, but her personal trial and errors to allow you to understand that the evolution of parenting is not always without its speed bumps.
Debbie implements imagination, education and experience to bring her unique wisdom simply and efficiently by addressing the specific needs of parent’s world-wide. She blends functional and worthwhile pointers that can save you time and money. Her pointers withstand vigorous and energetic kids, are practical and easy to apply and pretty straightforward. Are there questions you need answered or stories you'd love to hear regarding parenting?
Social Media is a new direction in Debbie's life as a result of her work as a Virtual Assistant. Debbie is passionate about children and social media offers insights and tips for blogging and offers her services as your personal social media manager. She is now training with Sandi Krakowski as a Social Media Manager who will assist parents who blog to manage their social media platforms and increase their REACH.
Thank you Debbie ~ If you are looking for help
Elaine W. Miller
Available on Amazon.com
Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey *
When the Waves Subside: There is Hope *
Encourage Others: One Day at a Time
No More Pain: I Can Fly *
YOU are a Rainbow *
Goal Setting for a Renewed You
*Also available on Kindle*
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