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Do you know how this works?

This post is in two parts… DON’T miss the second part below ;)!

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator. The point being made in this blogpost is, if you saw someone in distress at a public place with a defibrillator available, would you know what to do???

Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted, depending on the type of device used or needed, but external units, known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), are available, more and more, in public places, and although they’re they’re considered easy to use, with little or no training at all, just being familiar with the working of one could save a life!

Here then is a youtube video, explaining what exactly to do. Watch it once, to get familiar with the workings… hope you never need to use one but if you do, wouldn’t it be awesome to save a life?!


AND, while we’re on the subject, how’s YOUR heart doing ;)?! If you are more sedentary than active, perhaps click on the link below, for an hour-long workout 😉 !!! Then, repeat daily!!!

Be well… <3


Health problems? No panic here :)

imagesAQV9Q2SJThis morning, on my way to work, in crossing the street I slipped on a bit of ice and fell heavily on my right knee. Now, this kneecap had broken into two pieces almost exactly two years ago as a result of another fall and is now all wired up… This is great for my knee, but the problem is that the twisted wire is just under the skin and any knocking or banging of the knee hurts instantly. Therefore, falling on the knobbly* twists of wire was not such a good idea; it broke the skin and my knee bled profusely. Covering the wound inadequately with bandaid and some tissues, I went through the morning just waiting to finally get home and drip essential oils on the wound. It was one of those rare days I’d emptied my bag completely and didn’t have any oils with me 🙁 — but, not for a moment was I afraid, in any panic, troubled or concerned. Someone asked if I would go to the hospital, and her question really surprised me!!! Whatever for? Once I applied the oils, I knew I would be on track as they would disinfect and sterilize the wound, stop the bleeding, start the healing process immediately, close the wound, and ultimately not even a scar would remain :)! With so many benefits from the oils why would I go and spend hours in ER with treatment that wouldn’t be as effective and may well have side-affects —d’uh!!!

imagesCNGBLHAAThis time it was the cut on the knee, but other times it’s been a sore or stiff muscle, a random pain, itching, a cold, a cough coming on, threats of all sorts of flus and viruses in the world — the chicken flu, the bird, the swine, the whatever else, sleeplessness, a worry, or absolutely anything at all. No matter what, I open my case of over a hundred and forty oils and find something to take care of what’s going on :)! One doesn’t need a hundred and forty oils to be sure, but to have a basic collection of about 15-20 oils is a great idea. My oils make me feel very empowered; very much in control of my health. They keep me worry-free of the future as I get older, and thereby keep me completely panic free :)! What a blessing it is to have these ‘bottles of miracles’ in my life! Some may think I’m exaggerating but if you don’t believe me just write and ask—I’ll be happy to answer your questions about what oils you may use for what problems :)! And as always, the only oils I use and recommend are Young Living Essential Oils from this Utah, US based company. I have tried and tested this company for 15 years and swear by its product! More information at www.youngliving.com!

*Knobbly means to have lumps or raised areas on the surface


Lemon Essential Oil and its 15 uses

LEMON (Citrus limon) has many, many more uses than just 15, but for the sake of the blog length I’m mentioning some important ones here! This essential oil has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and maybe beneficial for the skin. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours. As always, no guarantees of results unless it’s a ‘therapeutic grade essential oil’ — and as everyone here knows I only swear by Young Living Essential oils form Utah, USA :)! The picture below is that of an all season lemon tree at my daughter’s house in California…

2013-12-28 07.48.58(2)1. Use 6 drops of Lemon essential oil and 6 drops of Purification essential oil blend in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.

2. Use 1- 2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

3. For home made lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.

4. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings, and on a wart to make it disappear. Lemon oil is also helpful to use on athlete’s foot.

5. To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

6. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops, and to a butcher’s block and other cutting surfaces to sterilize them.

7. Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.

8. Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dish washer before the wash cycle.

9. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

LEMONPictured here is a bottle of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil!

10. Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.

11. Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid in healing.

12. Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.

13. Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).

14. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.

15. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.