Monday, September 25, 2017

The Empty Nest and Your Pets

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow ~ The end of summer can leave us all feeling a little blue, and pets are no exception. Like all of us, pets can quickly become adjusted to a summer schedule and a routine where someone is always around. Unfortunately, after summer, the extended vacations wind down, kids go back to school and the extra attention pets get during the summer comes to an end. This abrupt change in their summer schedules can lead to separation anxiety in dogs and cats which can be expressed on their part in a number of ways.

Pets quickly take notice of cues the family may give such as putting on shoes or getting a backpack ready before going out the door. Often times these cues will cause a pet to act out excitedly by barking, jumping and displaying other anxious behaviors. These are all signs of the pending separation anxiety your pet is feeling.

Signs of Separation Anxiety ~ Your pet can display separation anxiety in other ways, too. If you notice an increased number of ‘accidents’ in the home, increased howling or barking, or even trying to escape the home or yard, this may be your pet’s way of displaying that it’s having a rough time adjusting to the new family schedule.

While pet parents are aware their pet may be feeling anxious about their absence, many might not be aware of the things that can help to put their pets at ease.

What You Can Do to Help ~ One great exercise a family can do is to adjust their pets to the new schedule gradually. For instance, in the first couple of weeks leading up to a drastic schedule change, a family can help the pet adjust by leaving the home for short amounts of time, then gradually lengthening that time away. This way your pet can get used to the idea that everybody will be gone, but still be reassured of their return.

When it comes to leaving the house, a short goodbye is always better than a drawn-out process. It is a good idea to have everything you need ready by the door and when it comes time to leave, just grab everything and go. If you spend time feeling bad about leaving the pet, it can increase their anxiety levels and make your leaving harder on them. By keeping things brief and upbeat, your pet will get the message that leaving isn’t a big deal and they can better look forward to the family’s return. You can even keep treats handy by the door to create a positive association with your exit rather than something to be dreaded.

Another great way to ease their anxiety is to leave them something stimulating during their absence. A rubber toy filled with peanut butter or sweet potato and left in the freezer to harden will keep a dog busy for quite a while. You can also leave a number of their favorite toys out to play with while you’re gone. Classical music left on the radio along with soothing scents (ask me about calming essential oils you can diffuse!) can also be used to keep your pet’s mind at ease.

And the best way to alleviate symptoms of separation anxiety is to give your pet plenty of exercise. Not only does vigorous exercise release the endorphins that help keep a pet happy and healthy, but tired muscles equal a tired pet, and tired pets are more likely to sleep while you’re away. Exercise and play are great bonding experiences between pets and their parents and the closer the bond between you and your pet, the more likely they are to remain stress and anxiety free during your absence.  ♥

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Introducing Our YL Essential Rewards-Exclusive Loyalty Blend

Loyalty™ is an exclusive oil blend created by D. Gary Young to thank Young Living members for their commitment to Young Living’s Essential Rewards (ER) program. Members who join and stay on ER receive the Loyalty blend for every 12 months of consecutive ER orders. Featuring Rose, Sacred Sandalwood™, Patchouli, and more, Loyalty is one of our most luxurious blends and is not available for purchase. Enroll in ER to get your bottle!

The Essential Rewards Program

Make sure you’re never without your must-have Young Living products! Take advantage of the convenience of Essential Rewards, Young Living’s automatic shipment program that delivers your favorite products hassle-free from our door to yours. Available exclusively to Young Living wholesale members, this loyalty program is packed with benefits.

Easy Monthly Shipments

Enjoy the convenience of automatic monthly shipments. Just set up your order and kick back as all of your favorite products are sent right to your doorstep month after month.

Discounted Shipping

Essential Rewards orders qualify for discounted shipping rates. Reduced shipping options start at $5.99 and vary in price based on weight and shipping method. See shipping rates for more details.

Exclusive Bonuses

Essential Rewards members who qualify for commissions by placing a minimum 100 PV order each month can also access exclusive income opportunities. The Rising Star Team Bonus is just one way that Essential Rewards members can access additional cash rewards. Learn more about Young Living's Compensation Plan.

Exclusive Rewards Points

Earn points toward future purchases with every Essential Rewards order. As your months with Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards!

For example, place a 100 PV Essential Rewards order in your first 3 months, and earn 10 points each month to redeem for free products. The more you order, the more points you can redeem for free Young Living products.

Exclusive Loyalty Gifts

Earn gifts available only to members of the Essential Rewards program when you place consecutive Essential Rewards orders over 50 PV. Get rewarded when you consecutively order for 3, 6, and 9 months ~ and beyond. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive blend after your 12th consecutive month!

Simply enroll in Essential Rewards this month and these amazing oils could be yours free:

3 consecutive months: Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil, 5 ml*

6 consecutive months: Thieves® Vitality™ essential oil blend, 5 ml*
9 consecutive months: Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil, 15ml*
12 consecutive months: Loyalty, a brand-new blend formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young specifically for Essential Rewards members!

*The loyalty gift oils are available while quantities last. Substitute oils will be sent as replacements in the event that quantities of the specified oils are exhausted.

Not yet on Essential Rewards? Contact your Enroller or Sponsor to help you get started. 

If you have yet to join our amazing Young Living family, what are you waiting for?! Contact Me to help you enroll today!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Support Your Wellness with YL's September PV Promo!

YL September RewardsChange is in the air! September is all about shifting seasons, so let that change inspire you to pursue your health and wellness goals. Place your qualifying order to get some of our favorite wellness products ~ such as Cool Azul® essential oil blend and Inner Defense™!  

Reach any of the following PV minimums with your September order and get these Wellness Essentials for FREE!!

300 PV (Retail Value: $213.82)

• 15-ml Cool Azul

• Inner Defense
• 5-ml Peace & Calming
• Essential Rewards Exclusives: 5-ml Thieves Vitality & 5-ml Oregano Vitality

250 PV (Retail Value: $115.46)

• Inner Defense

• 5-ml Peace & Calming
• Essential Rewards Exclusives: 5-ml Thieves Vitality & 5-ml Oregano Vitality

190 PV (Retail Value: $80.26)

• 5-ml Peace & Calming

• Essential Rewards Exclusives: 5-ml Thieves Vitality & 5-ml Oregano Vitality

100 PV (Retail Value: $8.22)

• Essential Rewards Exclusives: 5-ml Oregano Vitality

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Essential Rewards!

Earn points to redeem for FREE product and loyalty gifts along the way.

• Months 1-3 = 10% of ER order back in points

• Months 4-24 = 20% of ER order back in points
• Months 25+ = 25% of ER order back in points

1 point = $1

Loyalty gifts awarded for 3, 6, 9, 12 months of consecutive Essential Rewards orders!

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Not yet on Essential Rewards? What are you waiting for? Connect with your enroller or upline leader for more information about our incredible customer loyalty program!