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

 

How To Order Young Living Essential Oils

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In February 2013, I was introduced to essential oils. Little did I know what I was in for. Essential oils, and their use as part of a healthy lifestyle, fast became something I am passionate about.

I have integrated the use of Young Living Essential Oils into mine and my family’s every day life and we have experienced numerous surprising health benefits. Most notably, the relief from, seasonal allergies, digestive discomforts, everyday aches and pains, stress, anxiety and depressive moods.
I hope you will consider joining me on this wellness journey!

Let’s Get Started!

You can order Young Living Essential Oils in one of two ways: as a Member or Retail Customer. Retail customers pay FULL retail price. I do not recommend enrolling as a retail customer.
Members get a 24% discount off retail price on every Young Living product.

In addition to the discounted pricing, as a member, you have the option (there is NO requirement or obligation to buy or sell) of sharing the oils with your friends and family and earning a paycheck. You will also have access to our private Facebook Group and personal essential oil education from our team.
To begin as a Member you start by purchasing a starter kit.

I recommend the Premium Starter Kit, as this is the best way to get  started on your essential oil journey. The “Premium Starter Kit with Aroma/Bamboo Diffuser” is my recommendation. It is by far the best value! This kit retails for over $300, but as a Wholesale Member, you get a 50% discount.

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The Premium Starter Kit Includes

Ten 5 mL bottles of essential oils including: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Joy, PanAway, Purification, Stress Away and Thieves)
A Home Diffuser or An Aroma/Bamboo Diffuser
5 mL bottle of Citrus Fresh
Aroma Glide roller fitment (to turn any oil into a roll on)
Two sample packets each of Lavender, Lemon, Peace & Calming, Peppermint and Thieves (to share with friends and family)
Two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples (this is a great antioxidant supplement for general wellness & energy)
Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member

1. Click over to my sign-up page.
2. Select your country and language.
3. Sign-up as a Wholesale Member.
4. Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and contact info. (The reason you are asked to list your social security number is for tax purposes. If you earn over $600/year sharing Young Living Essential Oils with friends and family, you will receive a 1099 in the mail, as it is required by Federal law. Young Living will never share this info with anyone.)
5. Create your password and pin. Write this down, as you will use this, when placing future orders.
6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which Premium Starter Kit you would like. You must sign up with a kit to become a Wholesale Member. To maintain your 24% discount going forward, you only need to spend $50 each subsequent year. That’s it!
7. Set up your “optional” Essential Rewards Program. Now don’t be confused by this next step. Buying one of the Essential Reward kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into, to start earning points to redeem for FREE Young Living products. If you are looking for a recommendation, I love the NingXia Red Essential Rewards Kit. You do have the option of skipping this step by selecting “No, thank you.”
8. Confirm your order. People frequently miss this step and end up not fully checking out.

As a special Thank you, I will send you a 15ml bottle of Orange Essential Oil  or a 5ml bottle of Valor Essential Oil  (depending on your choice and availability) And I will also send you a copy of The Chemical Free Home 2 Book! (Please note, Thank You gifts are only valid under sponsor# 1412157)

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That’s it! Congratulations!

Welcome to the Living Essentially Well Family!

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils 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.

The Art of Nursing

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As I enter my final quarter of nursing school, I am grateful for the amazing nurses that I have met and worked with along my journey. During the last 2 years, I have learned that becoming a nurse is not something that everyone can do. Nurses are a special breed of people and I am so glad that I have grown into the person that I always wanted to be.

Going back to school part time at 37 and working full time for 3 years was extremely challenging, but so was starting nursing school at 40 and leaving a full time career of over 16 years. Our life has been put on hold for the last 5 years, but it will be WELL WORTH IT once I am finished in June!!!

Over the past 2 years, I have been building my wellness business and I have been networking with other nurses who are also Nurse Entrepreneurs via Facebook. If you are a nurse or a nursing student who is looking for other ways to help your patients, I cannot recommend Andrew Lopez’s Facebook group ENOUGH! Not only have I found other amazing nurses that are building a business to help others, but I have found numerous ways nurses can help others inside and outside of the hospital.

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Nurse’s week is coming up in May and I have been invited to a special event that Elizabeth Scala is putting on to help other nurses and nursing students. I am looking forward to her event as I am still finding the nurse that I am meant to be! I would LOVE for YOU to join me in learning more about How to Navigate the Shifting Healthcare Environment and Still Enjoy Your Nursing Career!

As a bonus, if you are a licensed nurse and you join Elizabeth’s Art of Nursing 2.0, you will be will be awarded nine credit hours for completing the Art of Nursing. Details for Continuing Nursing Education (CNEs) can be found on the bottom of the sign up page. In doing so, you will earn CE’s that are need for license renewal and you will renew your nursing career! I hope you will join The Art of Nursing 2.0, as it is sure to uplift you and your nursing career!

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Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe

916-622-9015

Enjoy Warm Fall Scents with Young Living October Promotions!

Did you know that every month Young Living offers Free Product?

Nothing helps transition your home into the holiday season like the warming aromas of autumn—earthy, spicy scents that uplift and invite reflection. This October, you can earn free 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark and Myrrh essential oils, plus a $20 enrollment coupon with your order!

By placing a qualifying order of $190.00 or $250.00 you can earn $65.49 or $85.49 in Free Products!

190 PV Reward
Order 190 PV and receive free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark and 5-ml Myrrh essential oils—a retail value of $65.49!

190 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, October 1 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, October 31, 2013.
Limit of one free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark and one free 5-ml Myrrh per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
Single orders over 190 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Offer is available to Young Living Independent Distributors and retail customers.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
PV is not earned on free product.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country

250 PV Reward

Order 250 PV and receive one 5-ml bottle each of Cinnamon Bark and Myrrh essential oils and a $20 enrollment coupon. This reward pack has a retail value of $85.79!
Cinnamon BarkWith its beloved, spicy-sweet aroma, Cinnamon Bark is a favorite for use as an uplifting home fragrance. A key component of Thieves® essential oil blend, it also offers a host of wellness benefits.* Diffuse to invite tranquility and relaxation, or dilute in a 1:4 ratio and apply topically or take internally.
MyrrhDerived from the precious resin of the Somali myrrh tree, Myrrh essential oil’s smoky, balsamic aroma has traditionally been used to promote spirituality. It is also a great addition to any skin-care regimen—myrrh can tone the appearance of the skin and promote a more youthful-looking complexion. Diffuse during prayer and meditation, or mix into your morning or evening moisturizer for a glowing complexion.
$20 Enrollment Coupon: This transferrable enrollment coupon is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. Look for a discount code on your qualifying 250 PV order invoice, which you may then give to an enrolling distributor to help offset the cost of a Starter Kit. To redeem the code, the enrolling distributor must sign up online with one of our new, exciting enrollment kits and enter the coupon code upon checkout, allowing him or her to join for as little as $20! This unique benefit makes it more enticing than ever to join Young Living!

250 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, October 1, 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, October 31, 2013.
Limit of one free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark, one free 5-ml Myrrh, and one free $20 enrollment coupon per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Single orders over 250 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
Coupon code expires 90 days from issue.
PV is not earned on free product.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.
Reach either of the following PV minimums in a single order during October to earn these fall favorites!
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Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about  any of the amazing Young Living products!

Place your order here:  http://www.ylwebsite.com/JuliaMcCabe/home

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me
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.

Young Living September Promotions

Did you know that every month Young Living offers Free Product?

 

By placing a qualifying order of $190.00 or $250.00 you can earn $62.83 or $92.76 in Free Products!

Here is what Young Living has posted on their website about earning free product.

“Stock Up on Family Wellness Kit Essentials

This month, be sure your family’s wellness kit is fully stocked with up to four great free products for overall wellness! Your September order can qualify you for a free Thieves® Spray, a Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier three-pack, 15-ml DiGize™ essential oil blend, and 5-ml Eucalyptus Blue!

Reach either of the following PV minimums in a single order during September to earn these family wellness favorites:

250 PV Reward

Order 250 PV and receive Thieves Spray, Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier three pack, 15-ml DiGize, and 5-ml Eucalyptus Blue—a retail value of $92.76! Protect yourself and your family with these powerful Thieves products and essential oils!
Thieves Spray: A convenient 1-ounce spray bottle that can easily be carried in a purse, backpack, or bag, Thieves Spray is ideal for cleaning surfaces at home or while traveling. Use it on countertops, door handles, armrests, keyboards, and more!
Thieves Waterless Hand PurifierWashing your hands with soap and water isn’t always an option. When you’re on the go, use Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier for a gentle, skin-friendly way to purify your hands with the power of Thieves!
DiGizeCombining ginger, peppermint, fennel, lemongrass and other essential oils popular for supporting healthy digestion, DiGize’s refreshing, soothing aroma is the perfect follow-up to a heavy meal. Dilute and apply to the abdomen, or dilute and take internally.*
Eucalyptus BlueGrown and harvested with care at the Young Living farm in Ecuador, Eucalyptus Blue has a purifying, balanced scent popular for use at spas and in massages. Dilute this invigorating essential oil and apply to chest and throat, inhale directly, or diffuse for a cool, soothing vapor.†

250 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, September 1, 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, September 31, 2013.
Limit of one free 15-ml DiGize, one free 5-ml Eucalyptus Blue, one free Thieves Spray, and one free Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier three pack per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Single orders over 250 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
PV is not earned on free product.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.

190 PV Reward

Order 190 PV and receive a free 15-ml DiGize and 5-ml Eucalyptus Blue—a retail value of $62.83!

190 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, September 1, 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, September 30, 2013.
Limit of one free 15-ml DiGize and one free 5-ml Eucalyptus Blue per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
Single orders over 190 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Offer is available to Young Living Independent Distributors and retail customers.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
PV is not earned on free product.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.”

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about  any of the amazing Young Living products!

Place your order here:  http://www.ylwebsite.com/JuliaMcCabe/home

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me
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.

Dental Checkup Update!

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Before I get into how Happy I am about my last dental appointment, let me give you a little background on why my dental appointments are such a HUGE deal for me.

In July of 2012 I had The Worst dental experiences of my life!

I  was ready to pull one of my back molars out with a pair of pliers in the middle of the night due to the pain I was in.

I had never had such intense and unbearable pain in my life as I did when I had a root canal go bad and abscess.

Here is how the problem started –

During the summer of 2011 I started to notice that one of molars was bothering me and I went to my dentist for treatment.

Once my dentist took x-rays and looked at my tooth that was bothering me, she said that the root canal that I had years prior had gone bad.

At this point I was given 2 options, one option was to have the tooth extracted and have an implant put in and the other option was to have the root canal redone and hope for the best.

I decided to go for option number 2 since it was not going to remove the tooth.

Little did I know that after spending over a month going to the dentist for appointments and over $1,000.00 for the root canal and crown that I would be back in the dentist chair less than a year later and in INTENSE PAIN!

Had I known then what I know now, I would never had to go through the pain and large amounts of money.

Did you know that a change in altitude can cause tooth pain if you have problem with a tooth?

Sadly, I found out the hard way how a change in altitude can turn a small toothache into the WORST PAIN EVER!

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We had a nice weekend planned with friends at Lake Tulloch and my tooth started bothering me again the morning before we left.

I did not think much of it as we were getting ready to leave and I had a dentist appointment for a cleaning in 2 weeks.

However, as we drove to the lake and climbed elevation my tooth started to bother me more and more.

By the time we were at the lake I was reaching for pain meds and something to numb my gums.

Needless to say that over the course of the weekend my small toothache turned into a HUGE unbearable toothache.

I was in so much pain that I was not able to enjoy our weekend getaway like I should and I did not do any of the fun things I normally do while at the lake. :(

Once we got home Sunday night  I put in a call to my dentist office for an emergency appointment first thing Monday morning.

I was not able to sleep very much Sunday night due to the pain and when I finally got up I noticed that my tooth had become abscessed.

Due to the abscess my dentist did not want to do anything until the infection went away, but I was in such pain that I asked her to pull the tooth while I was there.

Which, 3 days later I found out why she did not want to pull the tooth while it was infected.

I ended up in even more pain once dry socket set in where the tooth once was.

The pain from the dry socket was even WORSE than the abscess! :(

Thankfully after pain meds, antibiotics, and TWO WEEKS of healing I was finally back to “normal” or at least so I thought.

At 39 my gums were starting to show signs of gingivitis that was turning into periodontitis.

I was put on a 3 month checkup schedule for deep cleaning to bring my teeth and gums back to normal.

During the next 6 months I tried many different toothpastes trying to find THE ONE that would help my teeth and gums.

Thankfully in February of this year I found Young Living Essential Oils and I tried Thieves toothpaste! OMG! Am I ever glad I did!

In 2 short months between starting to use Thieves and my next 3 month appointment my teeth showed drastic improvement!

Here is the GOOD PART! ;) 

I was so happy when my dentist said that my teeth and gums looked much better and put me on a 4 month checkup schedule. :)

My next appointment was scheduled for August and I was hoping that it would be better than the last appointment!

I am SO HAPPY to say that my appointment this month was even BETTER than my last apppointment!

Not only did my dentist RAVE over how well my teeth and gums are doing,

she said the words I have been waiting for what seems like years!

“Everything Looks Great, Keep What You Are Doing

and See You in 6 Months!”

6 Months!!!! YAY!!!! No more having to pay out of pocket for 2 extra appointments each year!!!!!!

If you would like to read more about my last appointment you can check out my blog post from April:  http://greeneggsnglam.com/2013/04/19/bye-bye-gum-disease/

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If you would like to order Thieves Oral Care Products you can do so here: http://www.ylwebsite.com/juliamccabe/thieves-oral-care

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about the Thieves Oral Care line or any of the amazing Young Living products!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me
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.

Good Things!

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As the summer is winding down, I am excited about my summer quarter of nursing school nearing its end!

With the end of the summer almost here, I have begun looking back at what an Amazing summer I have had!

We were very lucky to have a weekend away with amazing friends last weekend at Lake Tulloch!

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Looking back at the pictures I took makes me want to buy a Lake House!

Due to school being year round we had to change our vacation plans around this year and I am looking forward to a few days away once the summer quarter is over!

Just as the official start of summer began, I was able to leave a career of over 16 years to begin my nursing program full time!

I will be forever grateful to my family and friends for all of their amazing support as I begin to pursue a new career and fulfill a long time dream to become an RN!

Looking back on the last few months of this year, I am very happy to say that it has been an amazing beginning to my new career!

This year started off with a little uncertainty whether I would be accepted into a new RN program or not.

However, I did not let that stop me from pursuing my dream.

I have always wanted to help others with their health and live the life of their dreams.

Thankfully, I have been able to do both this year!

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Make A Difference, Not Just A Living has been my motto this year!

I was not sure how this year was going to start since I did not know I was accepted into the RN program until the middle of February and I had less than a month notice!

However, I did not let that stop me from starting a new endeavor and helping others!

I am so very thankful for being able to start my Young Living Essential Oils business and learning even more about natural healing!

This summer Young Living introduced a brand new Start Living Kit that is Over The Top!

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If you would like more information about Young Living Essential Oils and how they can help you live a healthier life please feel free to contact me.

You can also visit my website to learn more about essential oils and how to remove toxins from your daily life.

Even though things in life are not always what we have planned, we are the makers of our own future!

When we believe in ourselves, we are able to do anything we put our minds to!

Don’t let life get in the way of pursuing your dreams!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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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