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New Podcast! Susan Shull, A Vintage Farmwife

 

 

 

I can’t wait for you to meet my friend, Susan Shull!

She is so much fun and encourages and inspires me! She is married to a farmer and her daddy was a farmer and her son is a farmer and it’s generation after generation! I just love seeing her pictures and hearing her stories.  I have a special place in my heart for farmers because I grew up in DeKalb, Illinois in the middle of farmland.  She is in Illinois too so we are kindred spirits. (Mom…you will love this one with all the farm talk (: )

She is a loving wife and mother and grandmother. She loves her three sons and her two beautiful daughters-in-law! She has 5 granddaughters and is so grateful that her family has gone from one girl (her) to 8!

She was an 8th grade language arts teacher for years and now she is creating a life she loves by following her passions and believing that God is always inviting her into MORE. She has so much joy and gratitude – I love talking to her! Listen in to find out how we met and her top 5 pieces of advice.

Susan and her friend have started a non-profit ministry called The Push Ahead. The Push Ahead is a nonprofit ministry for women in our county. It is a mentoring program with the following goals:

To provide an environment where women can find friendship, inspiration and education.
To create a community where all women are encouraged to discover their unique gifts and purposes.
To become passionate women of purpose with strong faith, living an abundant life.
To celebrate and enhance the quality of life in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/thepushahead1/

For more from Susan, check her out on her website at www.avintagefarmwife.com and on instagram @avintagefarmwife. You will love her!

As promised, here are some notes from our conversation:

Here is the quote she read on the podcast:

If I were your enemy, I’d devalue your strength and magnify your insecurities until they dominate how you see yourself, disabling and disarming you from fighting back, from being free, from being who God has created you to be.  I’d work hard to ensure that you never realize what God has given you so you’ll doubt the power of God within you.  

– Priscilla Shirer, Fervent

The book she mentioned she just finished reading is:  “Abba’s Child” by Brennan Manning

Happy New Year! New Podcast with my friend, Chidimma, theTYPEAhippie

Happy New Year!!!

I am so excited for 2017! I hope you are too! I challenge you to think about your “YES”. What is it? My friend asks, “What gets you up in the morning?” and my answer to that is God and “Thank you God!” but what I want to ask is, “Are you living a life you love?”.  If not, why not?  Can you spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord, “What more do you have for me Lord?” and think about your gifts and your passions and what makes you feel alive and awakened.  God has a special plan for you.  A “calling” that is unique to you with your experiences, your desires, your talents, your resources, your connections…YOU and only you can fulfill this particular calling. Some of us may be thinking, “Who, me?” YES, YOU!! My hope and prayer is that we can all live lives we love.  That we can all celebrate and say thank you together for a world (including us) that is awakened to the possibilities of all of us living lives of passion and purpose. YES? AMEN?

no-sleepwalking

“But friends, you’re not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You’re sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let’s not sleepwalk through life like those others.” – Thessalonians 5:4-5

It’s Tuesday so here is our first podcast of the year!

I’m speaking with my friend, Chidimma Ozor, about all the amazing work she is doing.  She is a yoga teacher, essential oils enthusiast, blogger, podcaster, and all around cool chick. She and I talk about everything and this podcast is kind of funny because we started recording after we had been talking for awhile.  You will feel like you are entering into the middle of a conversation and we are all over the map! I hope you enjoy.  My desire is to have these podcasts feel like you are a fly on the wall, listening into conversations between friends who are sharing their dreams and desires and celebrating how God is working in their lives. Here are all the ways to keep in touch with Chi and what she has going on:

Website: www.thetypeahippie.com
IG: @thetypeahippie
IG: @aroma.flow
FB: www.facebook.com/thetypeahippie
FB: www.facebook.com/joyfullivingwithessentialoils
ACT | Aroma Compassion Therapy…coming soon!

 

Okay…I’m going to explain the essential oil thing to you…in layman’s terms…

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Christmas is coming so I’m thinking maybe you are looking for some gifts.  And maybe you have thought about essential oils.  Maybe you have been wanting to try them but have been utterly confused by all the information out there.  I know I was.  I thought about them for YEARS before buying some.  Then I bought some and THEY SAT FOR A LONG TIME before I did anything with them.  But now I have the time, energy and desire to DIVE IN!! And I want to help you!!

Let me explain.  There are several good essential oil companies.  You can read about them on line.  I decided to commit to doTerra.  You may want some detailed explanation about sourcing and purity and giving back.  I’m not going to give that to you because you can go to the website and read all about it.  I did and I like what I read and I’m on board.  But that’s not what you need me for.  You need me because the HOW TO can be confusing.  I’m your “how to” girl.

First, you do not have to sell oils if you want to use oils.

Here is my business page: https://www.mydoterra.com/suebidstrup/#/

Click on the link and browse around.  It’s fun!

If you want to order something, there are three ways you can get your oils through me:

  1. Order retail on my site. Just shop and pay. Done. Fill up those stockings. Easy peasy.
  2. If you want to pay WHOLESALE instead of retail, you can pay $35 to “join” (like a Costco membership) and then you can order what you want, when you want, at wholesale prices.
  3. If you want to pay WHOLESALE  and you want to share with friends and have your own business page and be able to help people get their own oils, then you should sign up to be a WELLNESS ADVOCATE.   You will need to order one of the enrollment kits (the price includes the $35 for this year but you will need to pay the $35 for the following years –  you will get a free oil that equals that amount so it’s a wash).

That’s it. Easy.

If you sign up as a wellness advocate and you never share or sign anyone else up, IT’S OKAY. You don’t have to sell anything!!! But you might want to! You will love the oils and you will want to share them and talk about them and post beautiful pictures about them because they are amazing! Also, the enrollment kits are great ways to start with oils because you get a bunch of the basic ones and lots of info on how to use them.

Does this help?

You can contact me through the business site:  https://www.mydoterra.com/suebidstrup/#/ or comment here or message me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SueBidstrupGreatbigyes/

I would love to talk to you about the oils and also help you get some Christmas presents!

I hope this helps break it down and I hope to talk to you more soon about essential oils! I will not pressure you to do anything or sell anything or swim around in a bath of frankincense. I will share with you what has worked for me and what I’m really excited about but I want to meet you where you are and help you get what you want.  If what you want is just one bottle of lemon oil then by all means, I will help you get it! The biggest thing I hope to do is provide you with some answers to your burning questions without you feeling like there is any pressure to “sign up” for anything. This will be like “Oils for dummies” except you’re not dumb.  So it will be “oils for the newbie” or maybe just “friends talking about oils and wellness”.  Yep. That’s it.  Yay! Can’t wait to share!