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Visiting Paris for the First Time

After spending a week in the Czech Republic , we spent a week in Paris before going back home to Hawaii. Flying to the City of Lights and going to Disneyland is our dream vacation that we had since before we got married. When Cassy and I married, we had a very tight budget. We planned on going straight home after the reception. Our wedding was on Sat...

Beware of Fraudulent Essential Oils in the Market

There are many brands of essential oils to choose from. Unfortunately, what you see is not always what you get. Some brands promising 100 percent purity contained no essential oils at all. On the right, these oils are marketed as "100% Pure." They were found to have synthetic additives. Each 15ml bottle oil is sold for $2.97, regardless of the type of oil....

Learning from our Mentors at a Business Retreat in Prague, Czech Republic

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” -Proverbs 15:22 Who do you go to for guidance? Who are your mentors or advisers? I have mentors in different areas of my life. I have financial planners . I’ve hired a health coach and a personal fitness trainer. I talk to pastors regarding life advice. For business, I follo...

A Comparison of Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamomum verum picture by Simon A. Eugster What is the difference between cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon leaf essential oil? Both come from cinnamomum zeylanicum also refererred to as cinnamomum verum tree. Both have that familiar cinnamon aroma (although cinnamon bark has more depth). Both have properties that help maintain a healthy immun...

Evaluating Essential Oil Prices

I am going to go over how to look at essential oil prices. Rather than choose premium brands from Europe such as Pranoram, Primavera, or Sanoflore, I decided to compare prices of essential oils that we can find in our local health food stores in Honolulu. Today, I went to the local GNC Store, Whole Foods, and Down to Earth. Oftentimes, I hear that people go ...