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A MESSAGE FROM MARY Hello, My Friends, We are all still amazed with the memories of our cruise to Alaska. It was wonderful to share the experience with so many who had never seen the ruggedness of the Alaskan wilderness or even been on a cruise before. We had a fun time meeting new members of our Young Living family and reconnecting with old friends and those in our individual organizations. But, of course, our greatest event was our 25th-anniversary International Grand Convention: 25 Years Young. The thrill of our growth and the special opportunity to spend time with all of you in attendance is hard for me to grasp. I was excited to open the convention with our event-exclusive blend, 25 Years Young™, which combines the essences of what Gary created to maintain physical and emotional youthfulness. For many months I planned my presentation to discuss the beginning of Young Living through Gary’s eyes as a young man looking for modalities that would help him heal. I wanted everyone to see how we evolved out of his desperate desire to walk again and be free of pain. Our members—old and new alike—received new insight into the birth and heart of who we are. On the cruise I shared some discoveries I made while reviewing one of Gary’s early presentations in which he went into great detail about the body’s need for amino acids and minerals. There are nine amino acids that must be converted from the food we eat. But how do we get them when our food is so deficient? AminoWise™ is one of Gary’s great formulas that we need to be taking every day. And since minerals are the building blocks of health, we also need to include Mineral Essence™ in our daily routines. These two products should be on the top of the list of the most important supplements our bodies need. Mineral Essence is easy to take daily—just put it in a shot glass with ice-cold NingXia Red® and chug it down. Your body will thank you so much. Just go for it,

2019 CONVENTION PRODUCTS HAVE LANDED! Learn all about the new products introduced at Young Living’s epic 25th-anniversary convention This year marks Young Living’s 25th anniversary! It’s a big deal, and from July 17-20, we hosted an International Grand Convention to match! At this, our biggest convention yet, members took in an inspiring keynote presentation from renowned author John C. Maxwell, enjoyed pampering at the YL Spa, and attended a dynamic series of workshops on everything from making your business-building efforts really count to an in-depth look at our latest products. Whether or not you were there, you’ve probably heard plenty of buzz about these newest additions to our innovative product line. Here’s a look at the new products your team has been talking about: • IlluminEyes™: Featuring lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamins A and C, this formula helps protect your eyes from blue light damage, maintain vibrant skin, and reduce eye-health deterioration related to age. • Olive Essentials™: Each capsule of Olive Essentials has as much hydroxytyrosol as a liter of extra-virgin olive oil, supporting your total-body wellness and heart-healthy lifestyle. • Savvy Minerals Shadow Essentials Eyeshadow Palettes: With three stunning palettes—each containing gorgeous eyeshadow shades in matte, shimmer, and satin finishes—you can create endless eye-catching looks. As always, every eyeshadow is formulated without talc and made with the very cleanest ingredients, including 100 percent pure Lavender essential oil and finely ground minerals. They’re longwearing and buildable too, so you can wear dramatically bold or beautifully natural looks from day to night. Each palette comes with four gorgeous shades that have been carefully curated to complement each other. Reach for Sahara Sunset for deep, warm shades; Natural Quartz for gorgeous gem-inspired hues; and Royal Winter for intensely cool looks you can wear year-round.

Dual Lash Brush: The 2-in-1, cruelty-free Savvy Minerals Dual Lash Brush both grooms and defines your eyelashes and brows. • CitraGuard™ and CinnaFresh™ Deodorants: Both of these formulas create inviting aromas while neutralizing body odor naturally. CitraGuard keeps you fresh with the scents of Lemongrass, Thyme, and Lemon essential oils, while CinnaFresh features Clove, Eucalyptus, and Cinnamon essential oils. • Thieves® Whitening Toothpaste: The pure and safe ingredients in this brand-new addition to the Thieves line whiten teeth, fight plaque, support healthy gums, and remove stains without damaging enamel. • Feather the Owl Diffuser: Feather the Owl is an aroma diffuser, night-light, and white-noise machine owl in one, offering up to 5 hours of continuous diffusion, 10 hours of intermittent diffusion, and automatic shutoff. • Peace & Calming® Roll-On: This favorite blend is now available with a convenient roller-ball application, so you can easily swipe away everyday stressors. • Davana essential oil: Floral, rich, and soothing, this go-to oil delivers when your mind and body need a little re-energizing. • 25 Years Young blend: Formulated exclusively for Young Living’s 25th anniversary and the 2019 International Grand Convention, this blend highlights some of the world’s most luxurious and precious essential oils, including Sacred Sandalwood™, Rose, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Helichrysum. We’re thrilled to share these new innovations with you. Learn more about what’s new at YoungLiving. com/2019conventionproducts.

FOUNDATION SUCCESS AT THE INTERNATIONAL GRAND CONVENTION Recapping our most successful convention yet The 2019 International Grand Convention was certainly one for the books, as Young Living celebrated its 25th anniversary and The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation celebrated 10 years of empowering individuals in need. Following in the 2018 convention’s footsteps was no easy feat, but your contributions this year will allow us to empower more lives than ever before. Members put the fun in fundraising, supporting the Young Living Foundation by participating in the various Foundation activities offered at the convention, including the annual Run for a Cause. Approximately 4,000 members sacrificed sleeping in on Saturday to join us for a superhero-

themed 5K and 5K relay race. Runners daring enough to dress to the theme added an element of surprise to the typical downtown landscape of Salt Lake City. The six incredible vehicles in this year’s Ride for a Reason lineup brought in record-breaking donations. Kathy and Chip Kouwe took home one of the most special vehicles Ride for a Reason has ever seen: D. Gary Young’s personal Dodge Ram 3500 as well as a fully customized Harley Sportster. The beautiful Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special donated by Ride for a Reason founders Scott and Brenda Schuler was won by Randy and Robyn Murrah. The adorable custom-wrapped Mini Cooper was awarded to

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Generous members raised $1.3 million to empower change worldwide.


Thanks to you and your vibrant enthusiasm, the 2019 International Grand Convention was a huge success! Over 45,000 of Young Living members, employees, and leaders came together in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent four days joining together in our love for essential oils. Through a whirlwind of new products, insightful keynotes, and networking, we had a complete blast! What else happened July 1720? We learned from powerhouses like John C. Maxwell and Young Living Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young. We visited the Young

Darren and Sera Johnson, while Joy Trunk won the oh-so-sassy Savvy Minerals scooter. Finally, Melissa Stoltzfus walked away with a decked out Young Living business on wheels, the 2019 Honda Odyssey. By a narrow margin, members voted for Young Living Foundation Executive Director Greg Larsen to buzz his head and donate his locks to an organization that fashions wigs for children in need. A total of $115,000 was raised through Cut It or Keep It, and funds will support Wigs for Kids, the Barefoot Servant

Living Lavender Farm and Distillery in Mona and explored the new Global Headquarters in Lehi. We ran a 5K for The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation, tailgated together at RiceEccles Stadium, and partied the night away at the closing concert. This year’s convention even reached a new level of record-making! A Savvy Minerals®kissed banner was placed at the Salt Palace Convention Center, giving each attendee the opportunity to join us as we broke the Guinness World Records® title for the most contributions to a lipstick mural. Our greatest convention yet and setting world records was only the start for Young Living in July. In Ecuador, Young Living’s Nova Vita Spa opened to the public. This spa offers relaxation beyond your most mellow dreams and offers dozens of ways to rejuvenate. Enjoy a floral soak with purely distilled Ylang Ylang water, rest in a mud bath or jacuzzi, luxuriate with a chocolate facial mask, or treat yourself to a hot stone massage. Keep the energy of the convention going by sharing your favorite essential oils and new products—and start planning for a vacation to Ecuador! You can visit the Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery and the Nova Vita Spa at NovaVita.com.ec.

Scholarship, and the five key partnerships and projects the Foundation supports. We are so grateful for the generosity of our members who were able to make the 2019 International Grand Convention such a success. Thanks to your support, we are one step closer to achieving our 5×5 Pledge goal of empowering over 1 million individuals around the world by 2023. Thank you for contributing to making Gary’s dream for his Foundation a reality!


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Members share the moment they first discovered their EO obsession

WE’RE ONE FARM CLOSER TO OUR 5×5 PLEDGE GOAL YL announces partnership with the Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery at the IGC During the International Grand Convention, Young Living welcomed another partner farm to the family: the Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery in Ningxia, China. The farm has had a longstanding relationship with YL and Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, and we’re delighted to make the partnership official! The farm produces the wolfberries, wolfberry puree, and wolfberry seed oil important in YL’s popular NingXia Red® line and other products. Wolfberries, or goji berries, are native to Asia and are considered a nutrient-dense food. When Gary encountered this superfruit over 23 years ago, he knew he had to share it with the wider world.

By combining Ningxia wolfberries, superfruit extracts, and essential oils, Gary created YL’s proprietary NingXia Red. This delicious beverage has made its way into homes of members across the globe and has expanded into an entire line of NingXia Red products. We’re thrilled about our new partnership with the Ningxia Wolfberry Farm and Distillery, a farm that follows our strict Seed to Seal® quality commitment. This is the second partner farm we’ve announced this year, bringing us one step closer to our 5×5 Pledge goal of developing at least five new corporate-owned or partner farms in 2019.

SAY HELLO TO THE MERA OCOTEA FARM Young Living announces its newest

“I knew I was starting an amazing journey with essential oils the day I got my kit and opened Stress Away™. That first scent was it for me—there was no turning back. Two things told me I was obsessed: signing up for Essential Rewards and feeling like I could find an oil for everything!” —Amanda B. “My oil obsession began 20 years ago when I received my first order of Essential 7™ and Harmony™. Soon after that, Gary introduced LavaDerm™ Cooling Mist during a four-hour, nonstop lecture. I had never seen passion like that, and I was hooked for life.” —Heike A. “I fell in love with the first smell of Peppermint—a drop in my hand and I was hooked. While on a bus tour at a garden club, a woman introduced me to Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil. I immediately enrolled and have been happy with the products ever since!” —Joyce A.

corporate-owned farm

We’re delighted to introduce the Mera Ocotea Farm, the newest addition to our family of corporate-owned farms! Located in Ecuador’s Pastaza Province, this 120-acre farm will provide harvests of ocotea starting as early as 2023. With the Mera Ocotea Farm, we wanted to go beyond our 5×5 Pledge goal to add at least five farms to our family every year. Our new farm is another opportunity to expand Young Living’s commitment to the planet. At Mera Ocotea, we’ll plant 5,000 ocotea trees that will help accelerate oxygen production—and that’s just the start of this farm’s positive impact.

For some, it happens the minute they first catch a hint of Peppermint or Lavender. For others, it’s hearing members share their passion for our products. No matter the moment, people are obsessed with essential oils—and we’re totally okay with that!

Young Living uses non-GMO seeds, meaning the seeds are cultivated through natural pollination. The farm will rely mainly on rainwater, since the Pastaza Province receives rain year-round, with rainfall sometimes lasting all day! Surrounding the farm will be wildlife corridors that will link habitats that protect and re-establish threatened populations. Join us in welcoming Mera Ocotea to the Young Living family. We’re looking forward to bringing the purest Ocotea essential oil into every home! PAG E 2

“I realized I was obsessed with essential oils the first time I tried them. I fell in love the second my Premium Starter Kit arrived on my doorstep.” —Chloe C. “I became obsessed the moment I first diffused Joy™!” —Kathryn K. “Honestly, it was when I realized what they were doing for my family. I try to use essential oils for everything possible!” —Michael H.



MAY 2019

ROYAL CROWN DIAMONDS Alyssa & Troy Francis (USA) Annie & Chris Hauser (USA) April & Jay Pointer (USA) Brenda & Scott Schuler (USA) Carol & Ben Howden (CAN) Carol Yeh-Garner & Scott Garner (USA) Casey Wiegand (USA) Chérie Ross (USA) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) Courtney & John Critz (USA)

Debra Raybern (USA) Dr. Marcella Vonn Harting & Jim Harting (USA) Frances Fuller (SGP) Franciela Madrid & Juan Álberto Arevalo (MEX) Gregg & Carol Johnson (USA) Heather & John Brock (USA) Jen & Adaryll Jordan (USA) Jeremiah & Monique McLean (USA)

Joanne Kan & Eric Yang (HKG) Jodie Meschuk (USA) Jordan & Doug Schrandt (USA) Justin & Joanna Malone (USA) Kathy Farmer & Mark McCaskill (USA) Lindsay Teague Moreno & Michael Moreno (USA) Lindsey & Evan Gremont (USA) Madison & Tyler Vining (USA) Mark & Melissa Koehler (USA)

Max & Karen Hopkins (USA) Myra & Ernie Yarbrough (USA) Sera & Darren Johnson (USA) Vicki Opfer & Chris Opfer (USA) Vivian Wan & Alan Chik (HKG) Wendy Renee Mercure (USA) Zach & Kari Lewis (USA)

Adam & Vanessa Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Anita Hartono & Johannes Rusli (IDN) Artemis (AUS) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Connie Marie McDanel (USA) Crystal & Verick Burchfield (USA) Danielle Burkleo (USA) Darlene & Matt Weir (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Dr. Thomas & Evangeline Reed (USA) Echo & Danny Hill (USA) Erin & Bronce Rodgers (USA) Fiona Lui (HKG)

Gordon & Corie DeVries (USA) Gretchen King-Ann (HKG) Hailey & Jeremy Aliff (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jeanmarie Hepworth (USA) Jessica & Nathan Petty (USA) Jessica Garvin (USA) Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jilene & Duane Hay (CAN) Jill & James Young (USA) Kari Friedman (USA) Kathy Breen (USA) Katie & Zach Harris (USA) Keith & Emily Anderson (USA)

Korbut Wong (HKG) Logan & Brian Randazzo (USA) Maggie Tong & Hill Ngan (HKG) Melissa & Wayne Poepping (USA) Nanette & Ward Symes (USA) Nicole Barczak (USA) Norhidawati Abdul Aziz (MYS) Rachel Jamiro (PHL) Sabina Mary DeVita, Edd (CAN) Sandi & Kyler Boudreau (USA) Stacie & Todd Malkus (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Ulrike & Vijay Churfuerst Hanzal (AUT)

Denise Lewis (USA) Deny Sentosa (SGP) Donna Grace (USA) Dr. Olivier & Ellen Wenker (USA) Dr. Pat McLean (USA) Dr. Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Drs. Jim Bob & Cindy Haggerton (USA) Edie Wadsworth (USA) Emily W. Recker (USA) Erika Genoveva De Lira Garcia (MEX) Evariny Andriana (IDN) Florin & Simona Roman (USA) Frankie-Gene Ellis & Lucas Ellis (USA) Gabriele Hauser & Markus Idl (AUT) Gailann Greene (USA) Heather & Christian Portwood (USA) Heidi & Kevin Hovan (USA) Heiko & Bronwyn Deiter (USA) Hitomi Harada (JPN) Irela Balderrama Hernandez (MEX) James Niederland (USA) Jami & Mark Nato (USA) Janell & Derek Vonigas (USA) Janie Leek (USA) Jason & Krista Haymes (USA) Jeanna & James Lichtenberger (USA) Jeffrey Lewis (USA) Jennie & Mohan Radhakrishnan (USA) Jennifer & Ryan McManus (USA) Jihan Thomas (USA) Jill Sager (USA) Jodi & Brian McKenna (USA) John Wong (SGP) Jonathan & Laura Hopkins (USA) Joshua & Paige Williams (USA) Judy De La Rosa (USA) Julieta De La Garza (MEX)

Kai Tan (SGP) Kara & Andrew Cozier (USA) Karen Douglas (USA) Karen Vavrick (USA) Karlie & Matthew Holtby (CAN) Kate Kowalczyk (USA) Kathleen & Matthew Harvey (USA) Katie & Joe Giordano (USA) Kelli & Les Wright (USA) Kelli Fras (USA) Kelowna & Paul Giuliano (USA) Kim & Booker Edwards (USA) Kimberly & Ryan Prather (USA) Kirk & Britta Dimler (USA) Kristen Critz (USA) Kristi Currier (USA) Kristy & Jake Dempsey (USA) Lauren Bretz (USA) Lindsey & Casey Leif (USA) Lisa Blackstock (CAN) Marilee Tolen (USA) Marinee Yuprapan (IDN) Mark & Angela Meredith (USA) Marlo Bontempo (USA) Mary Buck (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Mary Starr & Jay Carter (USA) Megan & Thomas Burns (USA) Melissa & Clayton Sanches (USA) Melissa & Ryan Renno (USA) Melissa Stoltzfus (USA) Melvin & Lois Peachey (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Nicole & Kade Martin (USA) Nicole Neesby (USA) Niki Flynn (CAN) Patricia Gwee (SGP)


Jessica Garvin (USA)

Logan & Brian Randazzo (USA)

Rachel Jamiro (PHL)

Adeline Choy & Alex Lam (HKG) Adrianne & Jeremy Lentine (USA) Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Alejandra Pompa Chavez (MEX) Allissa Davis (USA) Amanda Gregory (USA) Amanda & Gabe Uribe (USA) Amber Hauser (USA) Ana Karina Cardenas (USA) Andrea Lahman (USA) Anita U. Barbara Ochsenhofer (AUT) Anni & Dave Dayan (USA) Becky & Jonathan Webb (USA) Bethany Shipley (USA) Betty Chu (HKG) Brittany Bollard (USA) Callie & Jeremy Shepherd (USA) Carmen Alicia Borboa (MEX) Carrie & Michael McVige (USA) Catherine Rott (USA) Celeste McLean (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Chelsea M. Humphreys (USA) Chelsea Young (USA) Christie Mohamed (USA) Claudia Dosamantes (USA) Colin & Taylor Quigg (USA) Crystal & Larry Hoskins (USA) Dallas Harting (USA) Dan Keskey (USA) Danette & Jim Goodyear (USA) Danielle & Michael Keen (USA) David & Lee Stewart (USA) David & Star Moree (USA) Debbie & Daniel Erickson (USA) Deborah Lahman (USA) Denise Dunleavy (USA)


Rachel & Ryan Holland (USA) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert & Alina Rinato (USA) Ryan & Ashley McKenney (USA) Sam & Lesley Graham (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Sara Jo Poff (USA) Sarah & John Harnisch (USA) Sarah Lee (USA) Scott & Tricia Gilchrist (USA) Sha-Faun Enterprises, Shauna Dastrup (USA) Shannon & Brandon Garay (USA) Shannon Conover (USA) Shelby & Steven Nowak (USA) Shelby & Tyler Paulk (USA) Shellie & Brian Garrett (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Stacie Hartzler (USA) Stacy McQuade (USA) Sum Sum Yip & Samson Cheung (HKG) Summer Davis (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Susana Armstrong (USA) Tammy & Eric Walton (USA) Teresa & David Gingles (USA) Teresa Valmonte (USA) Terry & Ladonna Beals (USA) Teryn & Alvin Robinson (USA) The Ana Family; Maria & Lavinius (USA) Tracey Black Nielson & Trevor Nielson (USA) Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola (USA) Wynne & Stephen Elder (USA) Yonie Bonawi (SGP) Yvonne Litza (USA) 林璟晴 (TWN)

Please visit bit.ly/YLrankadv for a complete list of all rank advancements.

Our recognition retreats immerse our members in an unforgettable Young Living adventure. Members who consistently strive and achieve Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond—for at least three consecutive months—are rewarded with a trip to one of our flagship farms, where they experience portions of the Seed to Seal® quality commitment firsthand in addition to dynamic leadership development. DIAMOND R E T R E AT



Carmen Alicia Borboa (MEX) Erika Genoveva De Lira Garcia (MEX)

Candice Landon-Rodgers (USA) Farra Marie Rogers (USA) Jill Clickner (USA) Melissa Carnation Quercetti (USA) Monica Oyarvide Ibarra (MEX) Tania Ivette De Luna Montelongo (USA) Viviana Nathaly Galindo Ortiz (MEX)

Annie Clarahan (USA) Danielle Martin (USA) Dee Baudoin (USA) Diana Ramos (MEX) Ed Slingerland (NLD) Emily Brown (USA) Francesca Goodwin (USA) Franz Nicole (USA) Janto Djaja (IDN) Julissa Belen Hernandez Alemán (MEX) Kathleen Elizabeth Burton (USA)

S I LV E R R E T R E AT Kendra Beshk (USA) Leatha Anne Arant (USA) Maria Claudia Olivia Zuñiga (MEX) Miko Bowen (USA) Monica Maritz (NZL) Nichole Reibert (USA) Sarah Elizabeth Mudder (USA) Stacy Mehan (USA) Stephanie O’Neill (USA) Valerie Craft (USA) Yazmin Cantu Diaz (MEX) Yolox Velia Morales Aguila (MEX)


Please visit bit.ly/YLretreats for a complete list of all Silver Retreat qualifiers.

MEMBERS SET SAIL ON THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CRUISE Get to know Citrus Fresh Vitality Our summer recipe for scrumptious success? A splash of zesty bliss added to your favorite food and drinks! Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, a long-standing member favorite, is just the ticket to enjoying these sunshinefilled months. Citrus Fresh Vitality is a blend of Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint Vitality essential oils that creates a flavor profile that’s sweet and tangy with a cool hint of freshness. Not only does it enhance drinks and desserts alike, but this punchy Vitality blend also offers fantastic internal support.* When taken as a supplement in a capsule or added to food, Citrus Fresh Vitality can support a healthy immune system.* This powerhouse Vitality blend also possesses cleansing properties.* Our favorite Citrus Fresh Vitality potential? Supporting your weight-management goals when combined with exercise and a healthy diet.* Beyond the wellness benefits* you get when you add Citrus Fresh Vitality to your daily regimen, its unique taste cannot be denied. Add 1-2 drops to every 2 ounces of your morning smoothie or poolside fruit juice for sunshine in a glass. Mix this

citrusy blend with watermelon and mint to create a fresh, fruity summer salad. Or make hydration easy with this mouthwatering refreshment: 3 sliced oranges, 3 drops of Citrus Fresh Vitality, 3 drops of Grapefruit Vitality, and 1 pitcher of water. The peppy flavor of Citrus Fresh Vitality isn’t just a fantastic complement to sweets and drinks—it also takes savory dishes to the next level. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and Citrus Fresh Vitality and use it as a chicken or salmon marinade. We also recommend mixing this punchy blend with vinegar, olive oil, and the zest of a lemon to dress salads. Any way you take it, you’ll adore the taste and benefits found in a bottle of Citrus Fresh Vitality! Get your very own zesty kitchen staple for free with the August PV promo: bit.ly/2RxJOqe. Order this striking Vitality blend on its way to you today: bit.ly/2WId2Zd. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,

From Alaska to Canada, members and employees came together to connect with nature and their passion for Young Living

June saw members and Young Living employees set sail from Seattle to cruise the high seas of Alaska and Canada. Our YL sailors got a closeup view of the Dawes Glacier, checked out Alaska’s Inside Passage, and disembarked to wander the streets of charming fishing villages and hike in the Alaskan wild. Days on board were spent attending workshops, eating delicious meals provided by Royal Caribbean, and spending time with friends and family. Attendees even got together for a karaoke night. We had a great time. Please join us on our next trip; we know you’ll have a blast. See you soon!

or prevent any disease.

INTERNATIONAL GRAND CONVENTION DELIVERS A WEALTH OF YL EDUCATION For many, information and inspiration makes the convention a must-attend event

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The International Grand Convention may be the biggest Young Living party of the year, but it’s also the event for education about all things Young Living! This year’s convention delivered indispensable information and resources for building a Young Living business and living a Young Living lifestyle to the fullest. For many, the education highlights of the convention are the keynote presentations. This year we were proud to host world-renowned author, coach, and speaker John C. Maxwell. Drawing from a lifetime of leadership and mentoring, he shared extraordinary insights about the important relationship between service and leadership. Attendees also heard from Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young, who shared her experiences and reflected on Young Living’s extraordinary progress over the last 25 years. Attendees also received exclusive education from 18 workshops, spanning topics like reaching millennials, storytelling, building a business internationally, and getting to know new products and old favorites. This year we wanted to make sure that nobody missed a moment of this essential education, so we brought the workshops to the attendees! Members got comfortable in one spot as we rotated the workshops, helping them dodge hallway traffic jams and scheduling snafus. While we’re thrilled to bring so much education to convention attendees, we want to make valuable information available to every member! That’s why when you log in to the Virtual Office, you’ll find Product Information Pages and flyers for all of our new products. Looking to go super-shareable? You’ll also find beautiful, easy-to-share resources about these new products on the YL Share app, which lets you post and send fun marketing materials with just a tap! Visit bit.ly/2XTnj4w to learn more. We’re thrilled to have shared all this education with members from all over the globe, and we are excited to do it again next year. We’ll see you in 2020!

For the marinated feta: 7 ounces sheep’s milk feta, cut into 12-16 cubes ½ clove of garlic, finely grated ½ teaspoon dried oregano

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strips of lemon peel teaspoon freshly ground black pepper drop Oregano Vitality™ essential oil drop Lemon Vitality™ essential oil cup extra-virgin olive oil (or more to cover)

For the skewers: Small wooden appetizer skewers 12-16 pieces of Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced lengthwise or cut into cubes 12-16 pieces of cherry tomatoes, whole or cut into halves or quarters 12-16 Kalamata olives, pitted Lemon wedges for serving


Serves 6-8

Make the marinated feta: Place feta squares in a single layer in a small, shallow, resealable container. Top cubes with garlic, dried oregano, lemon peel, black pepper, Vitality oils, and enough olive oil to cover. Cover with a lid; refrigerate and marinate overnight. Make the skewers: Assemble by threading the olives, cucumber ribbons (or cubes), cherry tomatoes, and marinated feta cubes onto the skewers. Drizzle skewers with a few spoonfuls of leftover marinade oil and serve with lemon wedges on the side. PAG E 4

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August 2019 Essential Edge  

Relive the excitement of our 2019 International Grand Convention, where we celebrated being 25 years young with product announcements, must-...

August 2019 Essential Edge  

Relive the excitement of our 2019 International Grand Convention, where we celebrated being 25 years young with product announcements, must-...