Myrrh – doTERRA Essential Oil

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Historically, myrrh has been used in many ways– from meditation to embalming in ancient Egypt. Modern herbalists frequently recommend myrrh for its cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. Myrrh is also excellent for calming the skin.

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Myrrh resin is obtained from the branches and twigs of the Myrrh shrub or tree.  It has been used as a remedy for numerous infections, including leprosy and syphilis. It is used as an aid to help tooth decay and gum disease. Other uses include arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cough, and digestive issues.  Further, it stimulates the immune system and also stimulates blood circulation that can relieve pain, subduing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Myrrh’s astringent and analgesic properties aid with hemorrhoids.  dōTerra Myrrh Essential Oil is of the botanical family Burseraceae, grown in Ethiopia and taken from the gum resin of this tree.

Win $1,000.00 for your school and an iPad for your Family

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According to the National Survey of Drug Use Health’s Summary of National Findings, almost 9% of youth ages 12 -17 in the United States use illegal drugs.  The study further shows that early parent involvement and  a strong disapproval from parents could have the prevented substance abuse by 96%. Wow, those statistics are eye opening. We need to talk to our children about this.

I will be sharing upcoming post about Red Ribbon week, October 23 – 31st, 2014 in support on going efforts within the our families to prevent drug and alcohol use. We must educate ourselves and our children. The first fun thing that I’m sharing is National Family Partnership (NFP)  Annual Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest.

The contest encourages families and schools across the country to participate by decorating your home with this years Red Ribbon Campaign theme –” Love yourself. Be Drug Free”.  The contest promotes a fun and easy way to open up conversation about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. 

Ten families across the country will be selected to entered to win  the grand prize: an iPad and $1,000 donation to a K-12 school of their choose. There will also be one prize awarded for a school decoration. 

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Import Tips:

  • Submit photo to RedRibbon.org between October 1, 2014  – November. 4, 2014.
  •  You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo.
  • Ask your family, friends and classmates to vote for you, beginning on November 5, 2014.
  • Eleven winners will be announced Dec. 5, 2014.

Click here for the contest rules.

Remember to take the Red Ribbon Pledge

WHAT’S THE PLEDGE ABOUT?

  1. As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drug abuse.
  2. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
  3. We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.
  4. We will monitor our children’s behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
  5. We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.

Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park

Acorn-DayCome join in under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park for Acorn Day. This FREE event will have ranger led hikes and interpretive programs for families, as well as crafts, games, tree planting and much, much more.

Live animals will be on exhibit with a petting zoo! There will also be a butterfly enclosure.

Presentations will be going on throughout the day, including storytelling and acorn preparation demonstrations.

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Parking is $5

  • All ages welcome

  • Food available for nominal fee

O’Neill Regional Park

30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Glue and Go Costumes for Kids

Celebrate Halloween with Holly Cleeland, upcycler extraordinaire and writer of  Glue & Go Costumes for Kids! Holly shows you how to create “unique, over-size,eye-catching costumes” from everyday items.

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With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise.

 Tuesday, Oct 7, 2104
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 288-2400

Free admission to Ocean Institute for Red Ribbon Month

 

redribbonOcean Institute is offering FREE admission to the Ocean Education Center for students 18 years and under with a student ID and wearing Red Ribbon Wristbands in honor of Red Ribbon Month.

This offer applies to the Public Program on Saturdays & Sundays in the month of October from the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm.

Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone:(949) 496-2274

Admission

$6.50/Adults
$4.50/Children (age 3-12)
FREE for Members

The Ocean Institute features a number of hands-on activities, presentations, tidepool walks and educational cruises in an effort to educate and inspire people of all ages to participate in their community and learn how to become involved in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative.

Click here to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge

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Take the Red Ribbon Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.

WHAT’S THE PLEDGE ABOUT?

  1. As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drug abuse.
  2. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
  3. We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.
  4. We will monitor our children’s behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
  5. We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.

National Chemistry Day at Santa Ana Zoo

Santa_Ana_Zoo_LogoJoin in on a family fun filled day of hands on STEM exhibits in celebration of Chemistry Week at the Santa Ana Zoo on October 12, 2014 from 11am – 3pm

Chemistryday_SAzooSponsored by the American Chemistry Society, this is a hands-on science learning fair at the Santa Ana Zoo. This event serves as a warm up for National Chemistry Week. This year’s theme is “The Sweet side of Chemistry – Candy”. There will be College students from nereby colleges assisting kids with hands-on chemistry experiments. Individual tables with different college groups and different chemistry projects through out the zoo.

Price of the event is included with the price of general admission | FOSAZ Members-FREE

for more information visit Santa Ana Zoo or Orange County American Chemical Society

PRICES$10 Adult, $7 Child, $7 Senior, Members FREE, Parking FREE


HOURS10am-4pm 


ADDRESS 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana, 92701 DIRECTIONS HERE


PHONE NUMBERS(714) 836-4000 

images from santaanazoo.org & ocacs.sites.acs.org

National Coffee Day

Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29, 2014 with FREE coffee, oh happy day!

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Here are some of the freebie deals to get your coffee fix!

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  Enjoy a free 20 oz. of coffee at Kripsy Kreme, one per guest.

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Get a free small coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours

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Dunkin’ Donuts if offering a free medium dark roast coffee

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Bring a friend to Peet’s Coffee and Tea for their buy one get one free offer.