OMG! I Passed! I Am Now An RN!!!!

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Holy Moly!!!

I seriously do not even know where to begin on how to explain how I feel right now.

I am beyond relieved, but stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed!

Today has been a whirlwind of emotions that have gone from fear to excitement to exhaustion.

The last 5 years have been leading up to today and now that it is here, I am a bit overwhelmed.

I have spent many days and nights studying at the kitchen table while my friends and family were going about their lives as my life was put on hold the best I could due to nursing school.

Going back to school at the age of 37 with ZERO college credits and starting night school while working full time during the day was not something that I ever thought I would be able to do.

However, I was determined to do it and succeed so that I could better myself and help others.

Little did I know just how difficult nursing school would be and how it would turn into a full time job while trying to juggle family life.

The 3 years leading up to the nursing program while doing my pre req’s was not a walk in the park, but they were cake walk compared to starting the nursing program at 40!

Even though there were many of days when I wanted to throw in the towel when things got tough during the last 9 months of school, I am so glad that I stuck it out and completed the program!

I graduated  June 16, 2015, I waited 6 weeks before I was able to schedule my state board exam and then another 4 weeks before taking my exam.

During the 6 weeks that I was waiting for the authorization to test, many of my classmates were scheduling their exams and passing NCLEX-RN!

I started to get discouraged as I waited, but I took the time to unwind a little bit after 5 years of school and I finally got my authorization to test on July 23rd.

Once I scheduled my exam, I started to study everyday for the exam and I completely went off of all social media the last 2 weeks in order to be able to focus on the exam and not get wrapped up in things that I did not have time for.

BTW- If you are reading this blog post from a Facebook or Twitter link, I am still taking a break for a couple of more weeks from social media so that I can continue to de-stress and go on a very much needed vacation. <3

I took my exam the morning of August 20th and I have been freaking out thinking that I did not pass the exam.

However, I found out today that I am now a Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of California! :)

I do not think that there is anything that can truly prepare one for the NCLEX-RN exam!

I did every single Kaplan qbank question, practice exam, and trainer test to study with, some of them multiple times until I got them correct and I still did not feel that I had passed when I left the testing center.

I did do the Pearson View Trick when I was done with the exam  in the parking lot of the testing center and I got the “Good Popup”, however, I did not feel that it was 100% that I had passed!

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There is something so mental that happens to you when you do this exam and you have to wait for your results, but I cannot explain it to be able to put it into words!

Only that it is BRUTAL! :'(

On the way home from my exam, I started to think of a backup plan for my career since I knew that I could never (would not) take that exam again!

Not only did I not want to pay the crazy fees to retake the exam, but I never wanted to put myself and my family through that stress again!

And now the REAL FUN of looking for a position as a New Grad begins! <3

If you have any questions about studying for NCLEX-RN or how to do the Pearson View Trick, send me an email and I will be happy to help!

Peace, Love, & Hugs,

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Julia McCabe, RN

916-622-9015

juliamccabe72@gmail.com

 

Reiki and Inner Peace

WARNING!

Long Personal Blog Post!

Who is the MOST important person in your life?

Many will say my kids or my spouse, however, YOU are THE most Important person in your life!

“One cannot help another, without first helping themselves.”

This is something that I have known for years, but I have struggled with for many years.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a very hard time saying NO.

However, for some reason, I tell myself NO when I shouldn’t and then I struggle with trying to make everyone happy.

Sadly, by trying to make everyone else happy, I am not happy and I have struggling to make it seem as  I am.

I know that some will not be happy with me with my decision to put myself first, but I cannot let it bother me.

In my journey to wellness, I have been learning more and more about myself and how I work on the inside.

As I learn how I tick, I am discovering that I MUST take time for myself in order to be able to help others in the way that I want and need in my nursing career.

I have to STOP taking on more than I can handle and start stepping back to be able to have inner peace inside myself instead of a constant struggle.

I am the type to take on too much and then let myself suffer due to not being able to have downtime for myself and my family.

I have spent the last 5 years pursuing my nursing degree and I am now working on getting my state board license so I can begin my career as an RN.

Thankfully, I have discovered Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) and I have become a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner.

Through my journey of learning Reiki, I have started to rebalance my energy and I am no longer tolerant to negative energy.

The world has far too much negative energy and I am doing what I can to avoid any and ALL negative things in my life.

As my journey continues, my goal is to be able to bring Reiki into the lives of others to help them find their inner peace.

To bring myself back into alignment, I MUST detach myself from things that are no longer beneficial for my mind, body, and soul.

In doing this detachment, I am embarking on a social media detox for a minimum of 21 days while I rebalance my energy.

I will continue to journal my experiences as I rebalance my energy, however, it will not be a daily practice.

Instead, I am going to begin a daily practice of taking care of myself by meditating, performing self reiki, spending time outside, and enjoying my family.

While I take on this part of my wellness journey, I will continue to pray and send healing energy to my family and friends.

If you are feeling lost and unconnected in your life, I invite you to embark in finding what makes you tick.

I also would like to encourage you to get outside, go for nice walk or find a quite place to take in the beauty of our world around us.

If you would like to learn more about Reiki, please feel free to contact me via email at juliamccabe72@gmail.com

Peace, Love, & Hugs,

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Julia McCabe

Herald, Ca

916-622-9015

 

 

 

Essential Oil Storage & More!

Happy August!!!

The summer is going fast and school will be starting up again before we know it!

With school starting soon, our July Essential Rewards contest was for a 5ml bottle of Thieves Essential Oil!

We are happy to announce our winner for July – Candice Eberle!

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Thieves is a fantastic essential oil to have in essential oil collection and one that we always have an extra bottle or two of!

In September of 2014, we started a monthly contest for our members and we have now completed the entire Everyday Oils Collection!

We have given away all 10 essential oils in the Everyday Oils Collection and a bonus oil that comes with the Premium Starter Kit!

Since we have completed the entire collection, we are going to change our monthly contest for August up a little bit!

Instead of an essential oil giveaway for August, we are going to be giving away a carrying case for all of our amazing essential oils!

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Aroma Kit Soft Case

The Essential Oil Carrying Case is a convenient way to transport your essential oils.

The case is made of durable cloth with zipper close and a handle.

Holds 130 essential oils.

The case is designed to hold 5ml bottles only.

Please note – The case does NOT include essential oils.

There are 3 easy things to you need to do to win the Aroma Kit Soft Case!

1) Be A Member Of Living Essentially Well

2) Be An Essential Rewards Member before August 31, 2015

3) Place an Essential Rewards Order During The Month Of August, 2015

Thats it! :)

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Also, we have reopened our Etsy store for our essential oil diffuser necklaces!

If you would like to purchase one, you can now do so in our Etsy Store!

We offer free shipping within the United States!

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Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contests!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Please private message us on our Facebook page if you would like ordering instructions you can to email us as @ livingessentiallywellyl@gmail.com

If you are ready to get started with the Premium Starter Kit today on Young Living’s website, click HERE (make sure “Member” is selected)

Peace, Love, & Hugs

<3

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

Back to Basics & The Winners Are!

June was an exciting month for us! I am happy to say that nursing school is OVER!!!! My grandfather who is a WWII POW surviver pinned my RN pin on my during my graduation ceremony! It was a very special moment for both of us, as he met my grandmother while she was in nursing school in 1945! <3

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The weekend before my graduation, Tharon and I took a quick trip to Rogue River Oregon to test drive a boat that we have been looking at. We are in the process of ordering the boat and we hope to have it before the end of the year! Keep checking back for updates on the boat process! :)

We are happy to be able to offer a monthly contest for our Essential Rewards members each month! The essential oil for July is Thieves! We are getting back to the basics with Thieves EO Blend!! With school start back up in August, this is the perfect essential oil to start the school year off with!

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 We are also happy to announce the winners of our 5 contests in June!

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Amy Fulcher enrolled the most members during June 2015 won a bottle of Lavender Bath & Shower Gel!

Natalya Sullivan was the member who placed an order during June 2015 and was randomly selected to win Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste!

Brendalee John was the member who joined our Young Living Family with the order of a Premium Starter Kit during June 2015 and was randomly selected to win Satin Facial Scrub!

Wanda Morris was the member who joined Essential Rewards during June 2015 and was randomly selected to win Thieves Spray!

And our monthly Essential Rewards Member winner was Jenica Norris!!!

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Last, but certainly not least! We have opened our Diffuser Necklace Store!!! We have a tab here on our blog that will take you to our Facebook Store or you can find it on our Facebook Page

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Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contests!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Please private message us on our Facebook page if you would like ordering instructions you can to email us as @ livingessentiallywellyl@gmail.com

If you are ready to get started with the Premium Starter Kit today on Young Living’s website, click HERE (make sure “Member” is selected)

Peace, Love, & Hugs

<3

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

It’s June & School Is Out!! Let The Contests Begin!!!

Wow! It is hard to believe that it is already June! Nursing school is finished, but now the real fun of studying for state boards begins! In honor of nursing school being complete and keeping my 4.0 GPA in the program, I am increasing our monthly contest as a Thank You to all of our members for sticking it out with me while I complete my goal of becoming an RN! :)

For the last 9 months, we have been doing a monthly contest for our Essential Rewards members and this month is no exception. However, we are going to include 4 more contests for our members this month! <3

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The member who enrolls the most members during June 2015 will win a bottle of Lavender Bath & Shower Gel!

One member who places an order during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste!

One member who joins our Young Living Family with the order of a Premium Starter Kit during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Satin Facial Scrub!

One member who joins Essential Rewards during June 2015 will be randomly selected to win Thieves Spray!

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One member who places an Essential Rewards order in June 2015 will be randomly selected to win a 5ml bottle of Citrus Fresh!

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Rebekah Pardue won our May Purification contest for placing an Essential Rewards order in May!

Congrats Rebekah!!!!

Will YOU be our next lucky member to win?

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We are also having a School is Out Special for our new team members that join under our sponsorship with a Premium Starter Kit in June. We will send you a Chemical Free Home 2 book and a Essential Oil Diffuser necklace as a Thank You gift for joining our team! <3 If you would like to take advantage of our School is Out special and join our team, you can do so by clicking HERE

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The Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils™ collection, the all-new Aroma Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Member Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two sample sachets each of: Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Business cards sample pack, Member Agreement, Product GuideIf you have any questions regarding our new contest or if you would like to join Essential Rewards, please let us know and we will be happy to help you!

Plus, you are then able to buy ANY Young Living oils by themselves at 24% OFF from then on out – no monthly purchase or selling requirements!

Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contests!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Please private message us on our Facebook page if you would like ordering instructions you can to email us as @ livingessentiallywellyl@gmail.com

If you are ready to get started with the Premium Starter Kit today on Young Living’s website, click HERE (make sure “Member” is selected)

Peace, Love, & Hugs

<3

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

May is the Month you NEED to join Young Living!

New PSK Kit

Summer is almost here and there is NO TIME LIKE NOW to Join our Young Living Family!

Whatever Spring might be throwing your way,  you can try in this kit from Young Living Essential Oils!   In just a few days you can be making your own bug spray, helping you relax/sleep, and have energy and an easy stomach while traveling this summer! It is so worth trying!

With Young Living’s Best Selling Premium Starter Kit, you get everything mentioned below, which is:
A Beautiful Diffuser – We run this in home home 1-2 times a day! So thankful for no more toxic air fresheners or plug-ins!
10 Everyday Oils Kit, which has ten 5ml bottles of oil – approx 85 drops in each bottle (Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Tea Tree, PanAway blend, Purification blend, Thieves blend, Joy blend, and Stress Away blend)

BONUS 5ml bottle of Citrus Fresh blend

2015 Product Guide

TEN oil sample/travel packs – these have about 5 drops in each pack and contain two each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, and Peace & Calming)

TWO NingXia Red single 2oz drink packs

ONE roller ball fitment you can interchange on any 5ml or 15ml oil bottle and welcome information!!

But, WAIT THERE IS MORE!!!! ;)

We also personally give all our new members who join under our sponsorship with the premium starter kit the an CHEMICAL FREE HOME  2 that goes over everything in your kit to help you start your journey and create fantastic chemical free products for you and your family!!! We also will add you to our private team support group where we daily help each other learn along our oily journeys! And as an Added bonus for joining our Young Living Family during the month of May, we will send you an Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace!

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Plus, you are then able to buy ANY Young Living oils by themselves at 24% OFF from then on out – no monthly purchase or selling requirements!

Please private message us on our Facebook page if you would like ordering instructions you can  to email us as @ livingessentiallywellyl@gmail.com

If you are ready to get started with the Premium Starter Kit today on Young Living’s website, click HERE (make sure “Member” is selected)

Peace, Love, & Hugs <3

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

Watch Out! The Bugs Are Coming!

Quick Grab The Purification!!!!

In September we started a new Monthly Contest! Each month we will be doing a Giveaway for 1 of the 10 essential oils in the Everyday Oils Kit to our Essential Rewards members! Each month our essential rewards members will have a chance to win a different essential oil!

We are so blessed and excited to share our wellness journey with our members!

Sara Jo Ward won our April Essential Rewards Lemon Essential Oil Contest!!!!

Sara Jo

Congrats Sara!!

If you are already enrolled in Essential Rewards and in our YL Family, you will be automatically entered to win a Free 5ml Bottle of Purification for May 2015! 

Purification® can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors.

If you are not an essential rewards member, but you join before May 31, 2015, you will be entered to win!

May Purification

Purification is an Amazing essential oil and we use it all of the time! Living in the country, we are very used to getting a big whiff of Skunk in the middle of the night during the spring and summer when we are using our whole house fan. However, if and when the smell of skunk enters the house, we are able to get rid of it VERY QUICKLY with a few drops of Purification in the diffusers around the house! I will never forget having to leave the house one night due to the smell before we were using essential oils, but now that we have purification eo, we are able to stay home! :)

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We are also having a Mother’s Day Special for our new team members that join under our sponsorship with a Premium Starter Kit in May. We will send you a Chemical Free Home 2 book and a Essential Oil Diffuser necklace as a Thank You gift for joining our team! <3 If you would like to take advantage of our Mother’s Day special and join our team, you can do so by clicking HERE.

The Premium Starter Kit includes: Everyday Oils™ collection, the all-new Aroma Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Member Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment, two sample sachets each of: Lavender, Peppermint, Peace & Calming®, Lemon, and Thieves®, two NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples, Business cards sample pack, Member Agreement, Product GuideIf you have any questions regarding our new contest or if you would like to join Essential Rewards, please let us know and we will be happy to help you!

Please feel free to share with your friends and family if they would like to be a part of our Young Living Family and be a part of our monthly contest!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils or if you would like a sample, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Young Living’s Essential Oils can be purchased through our website.

I’m available to speak with you about your Young Living products, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Peace, Love, and Hugs,

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Julia McCabe

Herald, CA
916-622-9015

Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.