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Volume 4.5 May 2014

The 2014 International

Grand Convention Founder’s Message WE WHO ARE Young Living have so much to celebrate! As individuals, we celebrate lives of abundant health, prosperity, and happiness; as a company, we celebrate our growth and influence that has never been stronger. These are great and remarkable times to be part of the Young Living movement! These next few summer months are especially fun and exciting times for everyone, kicking off in June with our International Grand Convention and 20th Year Anniversary Celebration in Salt Lake City. This will be a great event at which to celebrate our Young Living lifestyle! Every year the convention gets bigger and better. If you want to ride the wave of momentum that we’ve created together over the last 20 years and especially the last 2 years, this will be a great opportunity! At this convention I promise you will be motivated and inspired to be a better parent, spouse, friend, and neighbour. You will be equipped with the tools to not only build a better Young Living business but to also build a better life for you and those around you. Since building lives of abundance is what this is all about, we can certainly celebrate how we are changing communities and people around the world. One of the biggest proponents of this is the D. Gary Young Foundation. I’m so thankful to all of you who have helped to make life better for many people through the foundation’s projects, especially for the children in Ecuador whose lives have been changed forever through your generosity. Be sure to attend the foundation’s activity at the convention. Let’s celebrate this amazing Young Living movement together at the International Grand Convention and 20th Year Anniversary Celebration! I look forward to seeing you there!

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NOW IS THE time to Live Your Dream! Join thousands of passionate Young Living members at the 2014 International Grand Convention— one of the most important events in our 20-year history! The International Grand Convention is an Convention Leadership Sessions immersive Young Living experience like no other. Held in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, June 23-27, Diamond through Royal Crown Diamond Leadership Session this event is a week of education, celebration, Monday, June 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (Breakfast included) inspiration, and motivation. You will meet Executive and above Leadership Session passionate, like-minded people; receive exclusive Monday, June 23, 2–5 p.m. education from world-renowned experts; engage Silver and above Black-Tie Leadership Gala with top Young Living leaders; and discover how to Tuesday, June 24, 7–9 p.m. Located in the General Session area. live your dreams. We have pulled out all the stops Formal wear only, please, for this special VIP event. Register and to make this the most memorable convention purchase tickets by May 31. Two tickets are included; additional tickets are $50 per person. yet, designed to help you discover your path to the personal and professional transformations of which you’ve only dreamed. You will be inspired to dream, believe, and achieve as you hear from keynote speakers that include Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young, renowned leadership expert and prolific author John C. Maxwell, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. William Davis. Of course, you will have a lot to be excited about as Young Living introduces more than a dozen new breakthrough products that will be available to purchase and sample in the Product Expo! For a truly personalised convention education experience, this year you can choose a guided track of timely, interactive workshops led by experts from around the world, including workshops on:

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How to make Young Living products a part of your healthy lifestyle

• Building a bright future with our business opportunities • Why and how Young Living has been transforming wellness for 20 years

Be sure to boost your energy for the member-favourite Farm Day on June 27. This year’s Farm Day party will provide every member an opportunity to be immersed in the Young Living way by participating in every step of the Seed to Seal® process! Register today for the 2014 International Grand Convention and learn more about the events and agenda by visiting YoungLiving.com/Convention. You will want to be at one of the most important events in Young Living history and learn more about how to Live Your Dream! Essential Edge | 1 The EssentialThe Edge


Gary Young: A Somalian Adventure

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Convention Keynote Speakers D. Gary Young Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young is the world’s foremost authority on essential oils. Following a profound personal transformation using essential oils, he has dedicated himself to sharing the precious gift of essential oils with others. He has spent more than two decades sharing his knowledge of nature’s healing powers throughout the world, and his life’s journey has helped millions transform their health and lives. With a deep conviction of the power of essential oils, Gary embodies the spirit of Young Living as he continues to build a company that advocates total well-being for everyone, everywhere. You can visit Gary’s personal blog at DGaryYoung.com/Blog.

John C. Maxwell John C. Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organisations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organisations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestselling author, Maxwell’s The 21

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with us at our two-day Lavender Days event!

Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has sold more than 2 million copies. Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold more than 1 million copies. You can read his blog at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership. com, follow him at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell, and learn more about him at JohnMaxwell.com.

Dr. William Davis Dr. William Davis is author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, now debuting internationally in over 10 foreign languages. Wheat Belly has helped spark a nationwide reconsideration of the conventional advice to “eat more healthy whole grains.” Formerly an interventional cardiologist, he now confines his practice to prevention and reversal of coronary disease in his practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, followed by training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Ohio State University Hospitals and training in interventional cardiology at the Case-Western Reserve Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also founder of the online heart disease prevention educational program, “Track Your Plaque” (TrackYourPlaque.com). As part of his ongoing effort to better document the adverse health effects of wheat, he has founded the Wheat Free Research and Education Foundation, to fund research and provide education and information to the public.

Celebrate Young Living Lavender Days 2014 IS YOUNG Living’s 20th year of business, and we are gathering the Utah and Young Living communities to celebrate with a two-day Lavender Days event! You and your family are invited to our beautiful Mona, Utah, lavender farm to explore our fields of blooming lavender, enjoy dozens of family-friendly activities, and discover Young Living’s unrivalled commitment to purity and authenticity through our proprietary Seed to Seal® process. Both fun and inspiring, this unique weekend event will offer something memorable for every member of the family. Visit YoungLiving.com/LavenderDays for more details about this amazing weekend and to register!

Activities for Everyone 5K and 1K races Pancake breakfast (June 29, 9-11 a.m.; $5) Western Town shows Local vendor booths Fairy tea party Rock climbing wall Paddle boats

JUNE 28-29

Distillery and farm tours Jousting matches Native American village U-pick lavender Wagon rides And much more!

Prices for adults (13+): 1-day park pass: $6; 2-day park pass: $9 Kids 3-12: 1-day park pass: $3; 2-day park pass: $5; seniors (55+) and children under 3 are free!

Run Through the Lavender For the first time ever, we are offering an all-ages 1K Family Fun Trot, in addition to the community-favourite 5K. Both race courses will pass through scenic lavender fields that sit at the foot of Mona’s stunning mountains, and we will offer prizes for top finishers! Race cost: 5K: $25 (after June 1: $35); 1K Family Fun Trot: $5

Register for the Convention and Win BIG! Not only does your convention registration come with experiences you’ll find nowhere else, but it now also comes with a shot at winning a brand-new Lexus CT 200h! (or similar according to country) Visit the “Specials” page at YoungLiving.com/Convention to find all the details and register today!

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This is the fourth of an expected five-part series highlighting real events from Gary’s frankincense exploration in Somalia, written by Gary himself.

Walk a Mile for a Child We are pleased to host a special event during convention to raise funds for the D. Gary Young Foundation and benefit its efforts to spread education in underserved areas. Details about this event will be forthcoming at YoungLiving.com/Convention. Thursday, June 26; 7 – 8 a.m. Packet pickup and activities: 6 – 8 a.m.

Sultan Chief Yusuf of Puntland and Gary in the desert 300 kilometres inland from the ancient frankincense Port of Bosaso, Somalia.

WE DROVE 4.5 hours, a distance of approximately 450 kilometres inland from the ancient frankincense seaport of Bosaso. There is no actual road for over 350 kilometres. We just simply picked the best terrain possible to drive on, normally following dry riverbeds. Timershie is a village of 2,500 people and is the largest of the four villages we drove through to get to the mountains where the frankincense trees grow. Several other villages in the surrounding area have a collective population of 55,000. These people make their living from collecting frankincense resin and raising goats, a very poor living at that. When I arrived in Timershie, they held a celebration upon my arrival because I was the first foreigner to ever come to their village; it was a big event for them. They took me to their finest home to stay, the only one with a cement floor; and they brought us their best food, goat liver and onions. They brought their best grass mats for us to sleep on and their best blankets. Without question it was a most humbling and blessed experience. That evening a young man came to visit and shared his family’s experience. A few weeks before my arrival, his wife was expecting and was having problems with labour. The 90-year-old blind midwife said, “I cannot help her; the baby is backwards and will not deliver.” They called outside for help. Chief Yusuf sent his driver to bring her to Bosaso. The jeep arrived after five hours and loaded the wife and husband and headed to Bosaso to get medical help. Approximately 90 kilometres from the village, she died; and, of course, the baby died as well. They have no medical services at all, no clinics or hospitals and no ambulances or aeroplanes for emergencies. This means that when there is an emergency health problem, they have to drive over riverbeds and desert terrain for a minimum of four to five hours, if the weather is good, in order to get medical help. When the rainy season comes, the riverbeds, called “wadis,” are all engorged with water up to 15 feet deep; and passage is impossible. This

goes on two times a year and can last up to two to three months each time. When this happens, travel is impossible. What does this mean to the people of these villages if there is a medical emergency? Often DEATH!

Beauty School Takes Field Trip to Europe! FOLLOWING THE SMASHING success of the Beauty School in Utah, Young Living took this favourite event across the Atlantic to Europe! Visiting beautifully scenic cities in Germany and Austria, this hands-on event demonstrated the connection between Young Living skincare products and its world-class essential oils. The Beauty School’s agenda guided passionate members on a journey through the field of essential oils: their history, botany, chemistry, and benefits in Young Living skincare products. Of course, presenters also focused on and explained the value of a skincare regimen infused with Young Living products. The highlight of the event was when members used their newfound knowledge to apply and experience the products. Each attendee was given a beauty kit with product samples, a variety of skincare tools, an instruction book in their own language, and Amoressence™—the essential oil blend created exclusively for this special event. Thanks to the help of the European office team, the Beauty School event was an unforgettable success!

Farm Day: New, Immersive Experience YOUNG LIVING HAS taken one of the favourite events of the International Grand Convention to a whole new level. The 2014 version of Farm Day promises to highlight and let you get hands-on with what you love about Young Living. This year, along with the fun, memorable activities that your whole family can enjoy, you will become immersed in a new kind of Farm Day experience. You will have the opportunity to personally participate in every step of our proprietary Seed to Seal® process. Our absolute commitment to quality and authenticity is what makes us different, and we invite you to see the foundation of that difference for yourself as you explore our fields of blossoming lavender and state-of-the-art distillery. On this Farm Day on Friday, June 27, we will look back on 20 years of cultivating high-quality botanicals and using them to distil the world’s purest essential oils. We invite you to explore our roots and look forward with us to decades more of sharing the precious gift of essential oils with the world. The Farm Day will take place on the same weekend as a favourite community celebration, Lavender Days, on June 28–29. Join us for one or both events for an unforgettable Young Living farm celebration weekend. Visit YoungLiving.com/LavenderDays to learn all about this unforgettable event!

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Young Living’s World News AUSTRALIA Dr. Peter Minke will visit Australia during May for a six-city tour. Stopping in Cairns, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, Dr. Minke will demonstrate how to replace a conventional medicine cabinet with a wonderful array of natural alternatives. For registration, please visit YoungLiving.com/en_AU. The Bolt to the 20th Anniversary Bash incentive ended in April with Suzanne McTier-Browne coming in first place. Congratulations to all members who qualified. We look forward to seeing you soon at the International Grand Convention! JAPAN Dr. Dan Purser recently toured seven major cities in Japan with his “New Health Concepts from the USA” presentation. Nearly 2,000 attendees learned from Dr. Purser and discovered new ways to use Young Living products. Members in attendance were also surprised with several new products, including NingXia Red® singles, Lavender

essential oil sample packs, the new Starter Kit, Sacred Frankincense™, and the Home Diffuser. These muchanticipated products will officially launch in May and July. SOUTHEAST ASIA March was a milestone month for Singapore. The market surpassed $1 million in monthly sales, making it the fastest-growing market in Young Living! In April the region had a successful rollout of the Young Living 360⁰ Tour with Crown Diamonds Adam Green and Frances Fuller. The duo visited Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta. It was an enriching event with a balance of business and product education. Adam shared his fresh ideas on how to fast track your way to success with Young Living. Frances shared her expertise on overcoming stress and tension with essential oils. CANADA Young Living Canada celebrated its one-year anniversary with nearly 500 friends at a big event

in Toronto. Cole Woolley, Young Living’s vice president of research and discovery, presented on one of Young Living Canada’s newest products: Progessence Phyto Plus. Travis Ogden, Young Living’s chief operating officer, also spoke on the status of the company and, specifically, the Canadian market’s exciting growth. We also had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl from Oola about how to better balance our lives. EUROPE Local members are enjoying an increased number of exciting events led by European and American leaders, including guests from Global Headquarters and our regional country managers. This month we will welcome U.S. Royal Crown Diamond Marcella Vonn Harting, who will hold interactive introductory events in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Anticipation for the International Grand Convention is building. Our Share to Win challenge is

Upcoming Global Events

now closed, and we have confirmed 20 well-deserving winners. We are excited to welcome European members to Salt Lake City in June! The first-ever European Beauty School with Dr. Luba Vozar was a great success, and we look forward to similar events in the future to further promote our fantastic skin- and personalcare products! The Sweden grand opening was a great opportunity for people from all over the world to get together in this remarkable part of Europe. Everybody enjoyed the presentations held by keynote speakers Marcella Vonn Harting and Scott Johnson, and we are proud of Young Living’s continuous growth in northern Europe. We recently announced the date for the grand opening of the UK, causing huge excitement across Europe. Look for more information coming soon and join us on September 20 in London for this historic event!

Raindrop Training May 3 Lehi, UT

Nature’s Remedies May 17 Oklahoma City, OK

Introductory Meetings May 1 Binghampton, NY

May 5 Long Island, NY Lethbridge, AB, CAN May 6 Arlington, VT Calgary, AB, CAN May 7 Indianapolis, IN May 8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Spanish) Red Deer, AB, CAN May 9 New York, New York (Spanish) May 10 Toronto, ON, CAN May 16 Minneapolis, MN (Nitro Event) May 20 Grand Prairie, AB, CAN May 21 Edmonton, AB, CAN

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