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Young Living Volume 4.2 February 2014

Founder’s Message THE CONCEPT OF abundance has always intrigued me: it’s the idea of having enough love, compassion, time, and resources to be able to be the person you are hoping to become. Do you have enough love to give to those you love? Do you have enough compassion toward those who are in need? Do you have enough freedom of time to do what you really want to do? Do you have enough resources to accomplish your goals and to bless others? If I were to ask these questions to each Young Living member, the answers would vary in content and confidence. However, what I do know is that Young Living can lead you to an abundant life. In the network marketing industry—and specifically with Young Living—there is no identifiable limit to what you can earn, and I’m not just talking about money. It is the law of attraction; and in an industry that is dependent on relationships, you will attract what you desire, seek after, and commit to being. Your attitude is everything, and you have to believe that whatever it is you’re pursuing, you will make it happen. It will take time but the rewards will come. Be committed to the process. Know and believe in your “whys”—and make them bigger than money. Money will not motivate you during the journey that will inevitably be paved through canyons, thick fog, and difficult terrain. But when you look back on the journey from the realization of your accomplishment, you will have become the person you once dreamed of becoming. Believe in yourself. Believe you can make a difference. Believe in Young Living!

Obsessed With Quality By Jared Turner

Chief Global Sales Officer

GARY YOUNG IS absolutely obsessed with quality. I’ve witnessed his unwavering commitment countless times—most recently in Highland Flats, Idaho, at our newest distillery. Young Living invests millions of dollars in farms, distilleries, labs, chemists, etc., all to protect the integrity of our oils and the trust you have invested in us. This investment is not a decision most companies make because it directly impacts their profitability. At Young Living, we will take much less in our bottom line as a company so that you can have much more certitude in quality as members. The current management team is completely aligned with Gary, and we will never waiver in terms of meeting his highest standards of quality. I welcome each of you to be bold in sharing this message. Ask to meet other companies’ analytical chemists; ask to visit their farms, labs, and distilleries; ask if their company owners are absolutely obsessed with quality and if they make it their mission in life. Gary’s passion is inspiring and contagious. We have your back. Gary has your back. Be bold and let the oils speak for themselves.

The very first distillation at the Highland Flats distillery and the first known distillation of Ponderosa Pine.

*Article from a Facebook post from Idaho after Jared participated in the Winter Harvest.

A Dream Achieved

IN JANUARY, YOUNG Living’s newest distillery became operational at the Highland Flats tree farm, and a different Winter Har–CUTTING CEREM ON ON B B I Y vest experience was ushered in. But there was more—something R spectacular: a realization of a dream that founder D. Gary Young has had for many years. This new oil-extracting facility is in fact state-of-the-art—the world’s first automated distillery. Everyone who comes to experience the Seed to Seal process will stand in amazement while working in the most advanced distillery in the world. Come celebrate the world’s first fully automated, state-of-the-art distillery. The truck bay in the new distillery building is 85 feet long and 52 feet wide. It is fully insulated with heated floors—not to warm froFebruary 15 — 2–9 p.m. Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm zen toes but to melt snow and ice in the chips for a more manageNaples, Idaho able distillation. For the first time, the semitrucks can drive inside Register for this FREE event at a heated building, where the chips can be unloaded and then packed into the two 21,000-liter extraction chambers. For those who have experienced a previous Winter Harvest, they will be amazed and thrilled to unload without heavy coats and hats to protect them from the miserable cold, blowing snow, and cutting wind. These huge chambers can produce anywhere from 17–23 liters of oil per cook while using one-third of the fuel. The new distillery also completely eliminates Gary’s nightly drive in the semitruck over the treacherous winding roads and hairpin turns on snow and ice to the distillery at the farm in St. Maries, which could take anywhere from three to seven hours. Gary is safer; the distillation process is infinitely faster; and the essential oils have never been better. Indeed, the new distillery is a realization of a dream come true. The Essential Edge

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A Spotlight to Brighten Hong Kong IF HONG KONG residents didn’t know who Young Living’s founder was before this year, they certainly do now. From airport kiosks to newsstands, supermarkets, and convenience stores, D. Gary Young became a household name throughout the vibrant region in early January with a cover feature in the popular magazine LifeStyle Journal. Written by respected journalist Peter Wong, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, the wonderfully written and validating three-page spread titled “Gary Young: the man who is willing to bridge and communicate between nature and humankind” shines light on the direct-sales industry specific to essential oils, Gary’s history of pioneering essential oils in the United States, and Young “I DO NOT have Living’s role as the leader in producretirement plans; ing and distributing the world’s best essential there are A LOT oils. The feature also includes a very insightful question and answer portion with Gary. of plants I still The magazine cover features Gary and the need to discover.” headline: “Heavenly Created; Return to Nature -D. Gary Young with Oils: An Exclusive Story with Young Living Founder Gary Young.”

Young Living’s Antiaging Secret By Luba Vozar, PhD

NO LONGER IS antiaging only about reducing fine lines. A complete, youth- Enhance the power of Boswellia Wrinkle Cream or any Young ful, healthy skin profile begins with keeping your face hydrated to promote Living moisturizer by adding five drops of these essential an even texture and tone. The signs of aging are influenced by oils: a few different factors and should be thought of as a complex process. We Clary Sage (to hydrate and regulate) recognize intrinsic or chronological & Neroli (to tone) aging as the passage of time that is OR influenced by our genetics. Extrinsic Palmarosa (to regenerate) aging is accelerated by the amount of & Rose (to hydrate and tone) exposure to the sun, as well as by our personal habits. Hormonal or catabolic aging depends on hormonal changes and is easily recognized by the increase of facial sagging. An array of skin-damaging enemies surround each of us—that is why it is always beneficial to incorporate in your skin-care regimen a combination of Young Living essential oils and carrier oils, lotions, or creams. Essential oils affect the body, mind, and psyche and help activate the life of your skin. In addition to essential oils, Young Living also offers a wonderful variety of moisturizing creams that can help promote beautiful, healthy skin. One of my favorites is Young Living’s Boswellia Wrinkle Cream because it moisturizes and reduces the appearance of fine lines with youthpromoting ingredients. Boswellia Wrinkle Cream contains MSM, which supports healthy collagen and an even skin tone. The added wolfberry seed oil supports hydration and helps soothe irritated or sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid supports balanced moisture in the skin. Grape seed extract, calendula, aloe vera, and shea butter—in combination with Geranium, Ylang ylang, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Sandalwood essential oils—all play a key role in rejuvenating your skin. page 2

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Congratulations to the top point earners in our Drive to Win North America promotion! Each winner will attend an all-expense-paid Young Living Hawaii adventure! Here’s what else they’ve won: 1st place: Sharnael Wolverton—Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2nd place: Hoogeveen Health Center—$10,000 3rd place: Jessica Gianelloni—$7,500 4th place: Christopher Tornack—$5,000 5th place: Hannah & Blaine Crews—$2,500 To see the complete list of winners and prizes, visit

Gary Young: A Somalian Adventure This is the first of an expected five-part series highlighting real events from Gary’s frankincense exploration in Somalia, written by Gary himself. PART 1 I SPENT EIGHT years trying every angle possible to get into Somalia to see the frankincense trees, applying for visas, and being turned down countless times, all while my friends, colleagues, and sweetheart kept saying to me, “Gary, this seems crazy. Why do you want to go to Somalia? It is so dangerous.” Yes, I saw the news and read the newspapers. No matter what the response, the consequences, or the outcome, I just want to know the truth so that when what I say is repeated, I know it is the truth. It is easy to defend documented Gary realizes his dream to visit the frankincense groves truth, and that is what I desire for in Somalia. anyone who might be challenged. Where does Boswellia frereana grow? In what conditions does it grow? How and when is it harvested and how long does it take? Who does the harvesting? How many grades are there and who determines that? How did it get from the trees to me? Where does Boswellia carterii grow? What are the growing differences between the two trees? I just had to see it. I had to know. That meant that I had to go to Somalia. There just had to be a way, and I knew that God would provide. As I sat down on the plane on the last leg of my journey, I started talking to myself again. “Was a simple grove of frankincense trees really worth the price I was paying? If I die, will the information really mean anything to anyone? Would my discoveries even make it out of Somalia to the world?” That was a sobering thought. “So, why am I doing this? Look at the companies out there selling synthetic cut perfume oils, calling them 100 percent certified therapeutic, doing well, and making a lot of money; but Gary checks to see if this tree is frereana or carterii. they are not here. Nobody else would take this risk, nor do they care about the truth. They just spin their lies and people buy them. No, this can’t be worth it.” Just then I heard this still, small voice in my head that said, “You know what matters the most. You can sleep with the peace of knowing the truth and that it will stand forever, regardless of how people perceive it. I AM TRUTH AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.” I felt comforted.

Young Living Recognition For December 2013


Essential Health Care LLC (USA) Gregg & Carol Johnson (USA) Kathryn J Farmer (USA) Marcella Vonn Harting (USA) Michael & Connie McDanel (USA) Scott & Brenda Schuler (USA) Vicki Opfer (USA)


Barbara Ochsenhofer (AUT) Debra Raybern (USA) Diane Mora (USA) Frances Fuller (SGP) Max & Karen Hopkins (USA) Shauna Dastrup (USA) Teri Secrest (USA) Zia Management Consultants (USA)


Adam Thomas Green (CAN) Aditya Nowotny (DEU) Alyssa L Francis (USA) Anna-Maya Powell (USA) Aromaakademie Churfuerst Hanzal Og (AUT) Artemis (AUS) Carla & Bill Green (CAN) Darren & Sera Johnson (USA) Dietfried Wruss (AUT) Dr Sabina Devita (CAN) Eldon & Nancy Knittle (USA) Evangeline & Thomas Reed (USA) Gailann Greene (USA) Jeffrey Lewis (USA) JFZ Enterprises Inc (PAN) Judy De La Rosa (USA) Kai Hiang Tan (SGP) Kathy & Chip Kouwe (USA) Mary Hardy (USA) Monique Mclean (USA) Nancy Sanderson (USA) Patricia Gwee Mun Ee (SGP) Prakama Hauser & Id Love (AUT) Rainbow Forever Trust (USA) Sharnael Wolverton (USA) Sherry LaMarche (USA) Solutions For Health (USA) Star Moree (USA)


Alan & Linda Simpson (AUS) Anderson Family Trust (USA) April Pointer (USA) Carl Joseph Janicek (USA) Carol & Delaine H Holden (USA) Carol & Ben Howden (CAN) Catherine Rott (USA) Chelsea & Jamie Flaman (CAN) Christa & Jason Smith (USA) CL Burbank (USA) Crystal D Burchfield (USA) Dallas Harting (USA) Danette Goodyear (USA) David & Teresa Gingles (USA) David & Lee Stewart (USA) Donald & Roberta Clair (USA) Douglas Mills (USA) Franz Ochsenhofer (AUT) Gloria Milks (USA) Hannah E Beals (USA) Hitomi Harada (JPN) Ho Chee Hong (SGP) James Niederland (USA) James & Jill Young (USA) Janet Becker (USA) Janie & Jay Leek (USA) Jennifer Howard (USA) Jennifer Springer (USA) Jill Taylor (USA) Joan & William H Lansing (USA) Jonathan & Laura Hopkins (USA) Josef Zoehrer (AUT) Julia Kay Ferguson (USA) Karen Balistreri (USA) Karen J Douglas (USA) Karen Malone (USA) Karen Spence (USA) Karla Berger (USA) Kelli Wright (USA) Kirk & Britta Dimler (USA) Kiyohiro Nakagawa (JPN) Lalita Surrey (USA) Lars Skogen Adventures Inc (USA) Laurie Azzarella (USA) Lindsay Moreno (USA) Mary C & Gregory M Farnham (USA) Mary Starr Carter (USA) Melissa Marie Poepping (USA) Melvin Peachey (USA) Nanette Symes (USA) Neena Love (AUS) New Life Marketing Inc (USA) Rhonda & Samuel Flint (USA) Shannon Irene Hudson (USA)

Sonya Swan (USA) Sophia Sharpe (USA) Sophie Ann M Aoki (USA) Sumiko Oonuma (JPN) Sunteam (USA) Takeshi Tanemoto (JPN) The Light Goes On (SGP) Thomas Teschl (AUT) Triharmony Inc (USA) Yvonne Litza-Vandedrink (USA)


Adam Rosenthal (USA) Alana Bookhout (USA) Aleena Leah Simpson (AUS) Alejandra Rosas Valenzuela (MEX) Alina Piccone (USA) Alishia M Alibhai (CAN) Aly & Salina Bhimji (CAN) Amy Lapp (USA) Anja Freese (DEU) Anna Lesmann (DEU) Anna L Wight (USA) Antje Lüdemann (DEU) April & Charles Mier (USA) April & Mark Travis (USA) Astrid Peinsitt (AUT) Barbara C & Frederick J Lemke (USA) Barbara Rozen (USA) Biz Enterprises Int’l SA (PAN) Blanca Depaul (USA) Bobbi Schaben (USA) Caleb Eaton (USA) Candace M & Jimmie Don Hoke (USA) Candy (Mary) & Mike Brunelle (USA) Casey Conrad (USA) Cathy Lavato & Steven J Lalli (USA) Chelle Carter (USA) Cherie Tseng (SGP) Cheryl Planert (USA) Chip & Carrie Shepard (USA) Chris M Anderson (USA) Chris Lewin (AUS) Cindi & Bryan Culpepper (USA) Claudia Dosamantes (USA) Claudia Hofmaier (SGP) Claudia Lanigan (USA) Connie Wolverton (USA) Core Essentials Network Inc (USA) Courtney Critz (USA) Cristina & Kenneth Campbell (USA) Cynthia & Scott Maricle (USA) Cynthia Teo Teng Hong (SGP) Dana & Byron Cammack (USA) Dana Stanton (USA) Daniel Tze Hui Tan (SGP) Danielle Jackson (USA) David & Claudia March (USA) Dawn Vollmar (USA) Diana Buhr (USA) Diania Decant (USA) Dorothy Mary Nonman (USA) Dr Bernadette Sonnleitner (AUT) Eaglesway Ltd (CAN) Edeltraud Padinger (AUT) Edwards Network Inc (USA) Elaine Perkus (USA) Elizabeth P Couillard (USA) Elizabeth Osmelak Inc (USA) Envision 1836 LLC (USA) Evon & David Mcdonald (USA) F Elaine Pinar (USA) Fee Boey (GBR) Frank Alexander Schwarz (MEX) Garduno & Associates (USA) Gene & Jan Litza (USA) George Koury (USA) Gila Mccormick (USA) Grace M Hays (USA) Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Inc (USA) Heather Brock (USA) Heather Davis (USA) Henrietta Hammerlund (USA) Huang Hsiu Keen Geene (SGP) HWD Investments Ltd (CAN) Instant Results (USA) Jacqueline McLaughlin (USA) James & Stacy McDonald (USA) Jane & Allen Junker (CAN) Janell Kneeland (USA) Janet Knight (AUS) Janet McBride (USA) Janet Zerr (USA) Janice Weger (USA) Jatset (USA) Jaynelle Ashley Leek (USA) Jean Ann & Sidney Dukes (USA) Jeanette & Gabriel S Castelino (USA) Jenessa Manley (USA) Jenn Staib (USA) Jennifer Claire Jordan (USA) Jennifer Goulet (USA) Jennifer Jo Spanier (USA) Jennifer Sy Lim (MYS) Jessica L Bailey (USA)

Jessica Gianelloni (USA) Jessica Ann Marquina (USA) Jilene Hay (CAN) Joann McFatter (USA) Joanne Kan (HKG) John Maeder (USA) Jolin & Derrek Housewright (USA) Jordan & Doug Schrandt (USA) Julie Chertow (USA) Julie Inman (USA) Julie Senum (USA) Karen Thompson (USA) Karen Van Schenck (USA) Kathleen Bailey (USA) Kathleen Scott (USA) Kathryn Susan Faso (USA) Kathy Anderson (USA) Kathy Denson (USA) Kathy M Nutter (USA) Kazuko Yoneda (JPN) Kiannaa T Leighland (USA) Kim Choo Pang (SGP) Kimberly & Ryan Prather (USA) Kimberly Rinaldi (USA) Kortni Kay Harting (USA) Kristen Reed (USA) Kristina Jones (USA) Kristy M Dempsey (USA) Ladonna & Terry Beals (USA) Laura Bostrom (USA) Laura Michele Karowsky (USA) Laura Smith (CAN) Laura Weaver (USA) Leanne K Rafferty (USA) Lilja Oddsdottir (ISL) Linda & Greg Kilpela (USA) Linda Sullivan (USA) Lisa & Gilbert Booher (USA) Living Life Well LLC (USA) Living Well Now (USA) Lucey Harley (USA) Making Waves Inc (USA) Marge Ross (USA) Maria Billis (USA) Maria Ionela Ana (USA) Maria Schasteen (AUT) Marie Kneeland (USA) Mariella Scheutz (AUT) Mariko Yokoyama (JPN) Marilee Tolen (USA) Marilyn Louise York (USA) Mark G Meredith (USA) Markus Poellendorfer (AUT) Marlene Marie Wiegers (USA) Marlene Yardley (USA) Mary E Mangus & Edward E Weber (USA) Mary Ann Wallace (USA) Maureen Quigley (USA) Megan & Travis Baldwin (CAN) Melissa Koehler (USA) Melodie Kantner (USA) Merrill & Linda Dastrup (USA) Miho Usuda (JPN) Molly McAlvany (USA) Monica Goldberg-Roeck (USA) Myles G McDanel (USA) Nancy Flowers (USA) Nancy Stalboerger (USA) Nancy & Dick Weber (USA) Nandini Susan Weitzman & Charney Weitzman (USA) Natausha Wright (USA) Natsuko Ijima (JPN) New Age Concepts LLC (USA) New Frontier Botanicals (AUS) Nicole Barczak (USA) Nicole L Stevenson (CAN) Nora Rough (HKG) Owen & Beverly Krupp (USA) Pamela L Hunter (USA) Patricia Fleischer (USA) Patricia Morris (USA) Paula Peterson (USA) Pauline Neuhuber (AUT) Peggy Carey (USA) Penny Torres (USA) Randy Beck (USA) Randyl M & Kendra A Murrell (USA) Reagan Jewitt (CAN) Red Gear Vertriebs Gmbh (AUT) Rhonda & Frank Favano (USA) Robert Ridpath (USA) Roberto Barth (DEU) Robyn & Randall Murrah (USA) Rory & Heidi Ross (CAN) Royal Transformation LLC (USA) Ruth S Egli (USA) Sally I & Clinton C Vansickle (USA) Sandra L Morris (USA) Sara & Justin Wallace (USA) Scott Godown (USA) Settsu Derma Shine Ltd (USA) Sharon & Andrew Wild (AUS) Shawna & Kevin Cale (USA) Sheena Ling Shi Jia (SGP) Sheila & Robert Sherman (USA)

Shelley Zerr (CAN) Sheri Beth Hennen (USA) Sherma Cundall (USA) Sherry & Emery Cox (USA) Shizuka Akihiro Yano (JPN) Siegfried Deutsch (AUT) Skyla Mann (USA) Solorzano Enterprises (USA) Stacey & Steve Kimbrell (USA) Stacy Lynne McQuade (USA) Susan Hall (USA) Susan Pelechaty (USA) Susan Pottish & Scott Anderson (USA) Susan E Richardson (USA) Susan Walker (USA) Susanne Thomaschuetz (AUT) Tanya Smith (USA) Theresa Wright (USA) Tim Burns (USA) Tim Neal & Diane Marie Dillingham (USA) Tina D Ciesla (USA) Tom B & Patricia M Lee (USA) Tomoyuki Kawamura (JPN) Tracy Griffiths (USA) Trina D Glines (USA) Ursula Bellgardt (DEU) Ursula Szypryt (USA) Vallorie Judd (USA) Vicki Rabe (USA) Vikas Jain (USA) Vitaform Ab (SWE) Vitality Consulting Inc (USA) Werner Bigiel (DEU) Werner & Tanja Traupmann (AUT) West Health Ministry (USA) Wheatland Holding Company (USA) Wholistic By All Means Inc (USA) Yang I Fung (HKG) Yonie Yohaini Bonawi (SGP) Your Health Naturally (AUT) Yvonne Zee (SGP)


Alyssa Bailey (USA) Ann G Holden (USA) Barbara Lynn Smith (USA) Brennis Colletti (USA) Bruce & Robin Nettles (USA) Carol Yeh-Garner (USA) Cassie Jorgensen (CAN) Choon Thai Cheong (MYS) Collette King (HKG) Cristen Hammel (USA) Cristy B Jenkins (USA) David Liew Kian Yuen (SGP) Dawn C Gillman (USA) Deanne Tharp (USA) Dee Havins (USA) Denise Page (USA) Elke Wollschon (MYS) Ellen Farley (USA) Emily Lourcey (USA) Eugene Perry (CAN) Ewe Hin Lim (MYS) Foo Siow Huei (SGP) Ian Neal (AUS) Jennifer Webster (USA) Jodi Rose (USA) Josie Jones (USA) Juak Lai Teo (SGP) Karen Vavrick (USA) Kathleen Aragon (USA) Kent J Herndon (USA) Lee Mclellan (AUS) Loh Marissa (SGP) Madal Bal Graz Annenstrasse (AUT) Magaly Franciela Madrid Villarreal (MEX) Martienne Freeth (AUS) Melissa Gower (USA) Mike B Woelfel (USA) Nicki M Smith (USA) Penny Jo-Anne Thompson (CAN) Puay Hoon Chia (SGP) Stacy Lynn Peterson (USA) Sue Yelvington-O’Neill (USA) Sunshyne A Goodfellow (USA) Susan Heid (USA) Tammy Schack (USA) Teri Clyde (USA) Veronika Stockinger (AUT) Wong Chuo Ding (MYS)

Bold = Newly Qualified = Silver in Six Countries Australia (AUS) Austria (AUT) Canada (CAN) Costa Rica CRI) Cayman Islands (CYM) Germany (DEU) Ecuador (ECU) Hong Kong (HKG) Iceland (ICE) Japan (JPN) Mexico (MEX)

New Zealand (NZL) Panama (PAN) Puerto Rico (PRI) Romania (ROU) Singapore (SGP) United Kingdom (UK) US Virgin Islands (USVI)

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Young Living’s World News SOUTHEAST ASIA

The Core Wellness Tour with guest speaker Dr. Olivier Wenker was a huge success! Dr. Wenker talked about the devastating effects of obesity and how to fight them, the new sensation called NingXia Nitro™, and pain management with essential oils. The tour started off with a half-day event in Singapore and concluded with evening meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia. At the Singapore event, we recognized the region’s newest Diamonds: Patricia Gwee and Kai Tan. In March, Royal Crown Diamond Michael McDanel will return to the region to conduct wellness and business-building presentations. He will be in Singapore on March 4 and in Malaysia on March 6.


February brings a new way of sharing Australia’s favorite essential oils: Peppermint, Thieves, Peace & Calming, Lavender, and Lemon essential oil sample packets are now available and will send any prospect off with a memorable impression. Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste, 15-ml Sacred Frankincense, and 15-ml Stress Away are also now available! Dr. Dan Purser will join the Aussie team for the upcoming Hormone Health for Families tour beginning March 3. His presentation will include great insights into assisting your family. Visit YoungLiving. com/en_AU for additional information and registration.



January kicked off what is sure to be a very prosperous year for Young Living Japan! We were very pleased to have Dr. Peter Minke tour seven cities in Japan, including a first visit to Okinawa. During the tour, Dr. Minke gave fabulous presentations, including “Family First Aid with Essential Oils” and “A Wellness Approach to Allergies.” During the tour, the new Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste was pre-sold prior to the official launch in February. On January 1, we also introduced the newly formulated Believe™ essential oil to the market.

As Young Living Canada closes its first year, we are very grateful and proud of the members and leaders who have embraced the challenges and have continued to share Young Living with everyone they meet. Young Living Canada experienced phenomenal growth with a record-breaking year and looks forward to what this year has to offer. Many exciting events are already planned to support our members across the country, and we will focus on expanding our growth into eastern Canada with more events than usual in 2014.


Long-time members, as well as many people new to Young Living and essential oils, have embraced the opportunity of attending our New Year Tour meetings across Europe. Attendees were the first to experience the new Starter Kits, discover exciting products new to the European market, and hear about the latest developments in essential oil research from local leaders and renowned experts, including Marc Schreuder, Young Living vice president of research and formulations. We will soon announce the dates for the Provence farm harvest! Young Living oil enthusiasts across Europe are excited to discover the birthplace of Young Living, visit the home of the YL Provence collection, and explore the wonders of the surrounding area. The Provence region of France, known for its fragrant, high-quality lavender, is where Gary Young learned the art of distillation and where his passion for building Young Living began. Visit for more information!

Upcoming Global Events Educational Series February 13 Lehi, UT

Discovering Nature’s Remedies February 8 Phoenix, AZ

Introductory Meetings

February 1 Birmingham, AL Special NingXia Nitro meetings with Stevie Baggs, Jr. February 3 Vancouver, BC, CAN February 4 Houston, TX February 5 Austin, TX February 6 Dallas, TX

Celebrate, discover, and get inspired to make your dreams a reality this June at our 20-year anniversary International Grand Convention!

February 18 Nashville, TX

Registration begins January 31

March 3 Bellevue, WA

February 20 Tampa, FL (Spanish) February 21 New York, NY (Spanish)

March 5 Albuquerque, NM March 6 Denver, CO Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Spanish) March 17 Phoenix, AZ Visit for all the details.

March 18 Baton Rouge, LA Austin, TX (Spanish)

DGYF: Hope In Action



By Don Clair

Director, D. Gary Young Foundation

THE D. GARY Young Foundation is growing rapidly and is making the world a better place in many ways. When we look at the Young Living Academy, we tend to focus just on the children. Yes, our goal is to help them, but there is more to share with you. This year, parents of Young Living Academy students formed the Central Parent Committee (CPC). This group of dedicated Young Living Academy parents is committed to helping their children get the best education possible and to support the school financially. The CPC recently held their first fundraiser for the academy. For $1, parents and visitors were treated to a great event that focused on celebrating Ecuador’s colorful and cultural diversity. Attendees enjoyed tasty donated food, and a group of professional folk dancers performed for the students and their families. One of the academy teachers is a member of the professional folk dance group and was instrumental in organizing all of the dance arts. The CPC’s event was richly successful! The community now embraces the school and values the opportunities that education brings. Most significantly, the CPC took the initiative to make a difference in their community and raised $1,000 to buy new musical instruments for the school, including a drum kit, a guitar, a bass, and amplifiers. Remember to register for the special D. Gary Young Foundation event during the 2014 International Grand Convention. It will be a night to celebrate! Watch for registration information at

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CHESS. THE INTRIGUING mind-exhausting game of strategy enjoyed by men and women of all ages in parks and classrooms across the world has found a new home: the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah. On January 18, 66 K-12 students and their families, friends, and teachers embarked on a day filled with brain stimulation, competition, and just plain fun during the Young Living-sponsored chess tournament. To no one’s surprise, Josef and Jacob Young finished in 1st and 3rd place in their respective age groups! Congratulations, Josef and Jacob! In all, almost 200 people came to the farm and enjoyed wagon rides, bounce houses, and distillery tours.