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The Promise of a New Year

We have had sage advice over the years on how to accomplish the changes we desire. Start by listing goals. Be realistic in determining the timeline to accomplish the desired results. (Losing 2 pounds/week or saving 10 percent of income are the generally accepted rates.)

Be actively involved in body, mind, and spirit. Positive affirmations will change your physiology to the changes you desire. Speak the affirmations with excitement and as if they have already been achieved and with gratitude. (I am thankful for my ideal weight of __ pounds. I am thankful for my bills being paid in full and the balance of __ in my savings account.)

Using positive affirmations to achieve goals can be enhanced by keeping a journal, diary, or spreadsheet. The emotional side to change can be very stubborn. The only constant in life is change, and as humans we resist change vehemently. To ease the process I recommend creating and using a vision board (how your life is going to be enhanced in pictures) and using pure essential oils to assist in the emotional area of the brain called the amygdala. I personally and professionally recommend the doTERRA emotional aromatherapy system™. The doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System™ is a revolutionary organization of aromatic plant families around a continuum of emotions for a simple, profound approach to using fragrant essential oils in emotional aromatherapy applications. Individual essential oils can be used with great effectiveness by skilled aromatherapists. doTERRA makes emotional aromatherapy easy and accessible for anyone dealing with common negative emotions with a new line of proprietary essential oil blends representing six categories of emotional well-being. Each delicate blend contains CPTG® essential oils that can be used aromatically or topically to help balance and brighten your changing moods. Just a few drops of these naturally complex, fragrant blends can elicit profound emotional responses to help you let go of burdens, find comfortand encouragement, or inspire you to dream with passion again.

Steady positive actions to achieve the desired results of a New Year’s resolution supported by affirmation, keepingwritten progress notes, and opening your emotional pathways with pure essential oils.

Dr. Lynn Thompson started her career as a Medical Technologist, but after suffering near-fatal car accidents, she found that the treatments and pharmaceuticals had taken a serious toll on her health. She set out to find natural options for egaining her health and ended up changing her career path. She holds doctorates in chiropractic, naturopathic, and homeopathic medicine. She is currently a candidate for doctorates in integrative medicine and quantum medicine.

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