The Destruction of Mayan Written Records

Diego de Landa, a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán, burned most of the Mayan codices. 1524-1579. United States Public Domain photo. Why are there so few Mayan records? Because they were intentionally destroyed. Against instructions from Spain, Bishop Diego de Landa instituted the methods of the Spanish Inquisition in Mayan territory because he feared the conversions …

Ep53: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 3

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio tours of convention events. Related Content:  2017 Convention Podcasts 2016 Convention Podcasts

Ep52: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 2

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here     We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio tours of convention events. Related Content:  2017 Convention Podcasts 2016 Convention Podcasts

Ep51: 2018 Convention QuickCast Day 1

Listen to Podcast by Clicking Here     We’re bringing you highlights from the 2018 International Grand Convention (June 13 – 16) in Salt Lake City with your new host, Deidrene Joyce. Join us for inspirational words, behind-the-scenes stories, and audio tours of convention events. Related Content:  2017 Convention Podcasts 2016 Convention Podcasts

The Codices: Mayan Written Records

Plates 10 and 11 of the Dresden Maya Codex.  Photo credit: Lacambalam – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The written record of the Mayan people is called a codex. The Mayans made their version of paper from the inner bark of wild fig trees, amate (Ficus glabrata). Mayan codices were made by coating the bark surface with lime and then folding …

How to own your Dragon Time

**We love Young Living essential oils and blends. They change our lives for the better, and they inspire us to have fun! We’re playing a bit here, but the suggestions are serious! Enjoy!** If you can’t stop crying after your friend sent you the cutest video of a baby kitten, if getting cut off on the freeway has you in …

A splash of color: DIY bathtub crayons

We know how hard bath time can be—rounding up your little one, prepping the tub, then actually getting your child clean can be a handful. Make things easier with these DIY crayons that are made for bath and shower walls—they even double as soap! Your child will love how they make washing up feel like playtime, and you’ll love that …

The Gumbo Limbo Tree and Its Cousin

Like frankincense trees, the gumbo limbo tree has a reddish, peeling bark. Photo by Ryan Sholin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The gumbo limbo tree (Bursera simaruba) is from the same family as our frankincense varieties: Burceracea. I wonder if it shares any of the same benefits as frankincense. Just like the frankincense tree, the gumbo limbo exudes a …

Essential oils 101: Beginner’s guide

Can essential oils change your life? They sure have changed ours! From a Lavender-infused bedtime routine to a cleaner-smelling Lemon-y kitchen, we have the tips and tricks you need to start using essential oils. Read on for our ways to go from beginner oil user to supreme oil enthusiast! What are essential oils? Essential oils are highly aromatic oils derived …

Young Living Essential Oils: Value in Every Drop

Pop quiz! For fresh fish, would you pick: A) something you found in the refrigerator case at a gas station 1,500 miles inland, or B) a fillet served at a long-established restaurant on the coast? We hope that for the sake of your stomach you chose B. Now think about why the restaurant is a better option. The chefs are …