Supporting Emotions for Families

Families can experience some big emotions. Families with members on the autism spectrum or who have been identified as gifted, those who struggle with anxiety, or those who live with other special needs can sometimes experience even more intense emotions. Most of us (okay, all of us!) don’t have all the answers, but there are some things we can do to help. These ideas for supporting emotions for families may spark a little creativity in you to support your own family’s emotions.

Supporting Emotions for Families

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Need help with emotions? These ideas for supporting emotions for families may spark a little creativity in you to support your own family and friends!

Listen and Validate Emotions


Validate feelings. 

No one wants to be told or made to feel that their feelings are not valid. Feelings are feelings. They are not good or bad, they just are. It is what we do with those feelings that can turn into a positive thing or a negative thing. When a family member is feeling angry, hurt, sad, depressed, joyful, excited, expressive, anxious, overwhelmed, or otherwise, let that person know that it is okay to feel.

You do not need to agree with his or her feelings in order to validate them. It honestly doesn’t matter whether you feel the same or if you don’t. Simply acknowledge the feeling. You can nod and say something along the lines of “I understand that you are (angry, sad, hurt), and it’s okay to feel that.” This goes a long way, in my experience, toward defusing a situation that may otherwise go awry.


Should they choose to open up and talk to you, really listen to what your loved one is saying. Don’t just sit and appear to be listening but not really hearing what is being shared. If you don’t understand something you can gently ask if they can explain, or perhaps you can repeat what you think you’re hearing to them and ask if you are getting it right. Everyone wants to be heard, from the youngest to the oldest. Listening is one way to allow everyone to be heard and to help those who are hurting to process their feelings in a safe place.

Faith Plays a Part



Do not discount prayer. Everyone who find this blog post may not be a follower of Jesus. That’s okay. I hope you can still glean something here that may help you.

However, if you are a follower of Christ, then prayer can be a crucial part of this process, as it is for many others. Asking for help through prayer can help center you and your loved ones. Simply sharing how you feel or what is happening out loud to God, can be cathartic. And even though you may not receive an answer right away, He is listening and always wants to hear from you.

Learn to Cope


Develop and teach coping skills.

It’s important to learn how to cope with your own feelings, as well as with those of your family members. Though this is a life-long learning process, it is helpful to create healthy patterns of behavior in families. Depending on the issue you’re dealing with in your home, you may need to learn a variety of coping skills.

  • Slow down and speak gently as you communicate with your child with autism.
  • Learn soothing words you can say to someone who is anxious, or simply sit with them and be a calming presence.
  • Research validating phrases you can say and make them your own to use during times of high emotion.

These are only a few ideas amongst many. Do your research to learn how you can cope with the specific issues in your own home. Don’t forget to teach your children and share with your significant other ideas for how to cope, as these skills will mean your family lives a more healthy life together overall.

How to Get Essential Oils in Your Life


Use essential oils.

There are essential oils to support every body system, including our emotions. You can use essential oils for support any time your are experiencing an intense emotion, positive or negative.

The limbic system is “a set of structures in the brain that deal with emotions and memory.” Smells can call up memories and powerful responses. Taking deep breaths while inhaling essential oils can create a wonderful, soothing combination when supporting emotions for families.

Some favorite essential oils to support emotions include:

  • Orange
  • Valor
  • White Angelica
  • Aroma Siez
  • Lavender
  • Tranquil
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Believe
  • Joy

There are others, but the above list is a great place to start.

If you’d like to try using essential oils to support your family’s emotions, you can learn more about making an investment in your wellness and determine if this is a good choice for you.

HINT: it is.

The ideas shared in this LIVE video over at Oils, Goals, and Grace on Facebook may help, too. Head on over there and check it out to see all of the oils I shared plus my complete thoughts on each of the points above.

How do you support emotions in your family? Share your tips and tricks below in the comments! 

Best Cyber Monday Sale Ever!

Black Friday was last week and wow, did we have some amazing products on sale! Our team added new members, gained new friends, and many of us were able to stock up on the best essential oils, supplements, and cleaning and hygiene products on the planet! And there’s so much more beyond those three categories. I really didn’t think it could get any better, but I was wrong. Tomorrow we get to be a part of the best Cyber Monday sale ever, and I want YOU to be a part of it.

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As you shop for #gifts this #cybermonday, stock up on the best #essentialoils on the planet! Cleaning products, supplements, mineral makeup and more.

Best Cyber Monday Sale Ever!

Young Living has announced their sales for tomorrow, and I am so thrilled about what is up for grabs. Be sure to log in to you virtual office early and order what you want because, when we have sales like this, items DO go out of stock!

But wait! Maybe you aren’t a member yet. Don’t worry, that is one reason I am telling you about this now. You have plenty of time to go ahead and enroll today. Then, when the sale goes LIVE tomorrow morning, you can log right in and place your Quick Order. Easy-Peasy!

What should you stock up on?

What do you want to purchase for yourself?

Is there someone on your Christmas list who would appreciate an oil-infused gift?

Who do you know that needs to invest in their own wellness? Make sure you tell them about this sale, too! There is no better time to dive into this new lifestyle than now.

Listed below are the items you can get tomorrow at 20% off, so be sure you make your list and check it twice.

Thieves Favorites

Thieves is one of the most popular essential oils that Young Living offers. Thieves Vitality offers wonderful support for the immune system, but there is an entire line of Theives-infused products that I love to use, and you will, too. These items are a safe alternative to the toxic products you may be using in your home. Make a list of items you use and find an item on this list to replace it with – then do a switch and ditch!

As you shop for #gifts this #cybermonday, stock up on the best #essentialoils on the planet! Cleaning products, supplements, mineral makeup and more.


Dish Soap | 5350D | $11.20
Foaming Hand Soap Refill 32 oz. | 3594D | $31.60
Foaming Hand Soap | 3674D | $10.60
Fruit & Veggie Soak | 5352D | $15.80
Laundry Soap | 5349D | $23.60
AromaBright Toothpaste 4 oz. | 3039D | $8.40
Dental Floss 1 ct. | 4463122D | $2.60
Dishwasher Powder | 5762D | $20.40
Household Cleaner 14.4 oz. | 3743D | $18.00
Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash 8 oz | 3683D | $9.00

Savvy Minerals

Oh, when Young Living began offering a makeup line last summer everyone went gaga over it. A non-toxic, mineral makeup? Yes, please. I can’t wait to buy one for my 9-year-old when she starts wearing makeup, and I already use it myself. It goes on smoothly and looks beautiful. Makeup is also a wonderful gift idea or stocking stuffer.


Spoiled | 20784D | $12.20
Freedom | 20856D | $12.20
Inspired | 21022D | $12.20


Adore | 21295D | $18.20
Daydream | 21292D | $18.20
On A Whim | 21293D | $18.20

Misting Spray, 2 oz. | 21397D | $12.00
Poppy Seed Lip Scrub | 23749D | $18.20


Cool No. 1 | 20776D | $35.20
Cool No. 2 | 20775D | $35.20
Cool No. 3 | 20773D | $35.20
Warm No. 1 | 20777D | $35.20
Warm No. 2 | 20774D | $35.20
Warm No. 3 | 20772D | $35.20
Dark No. 1 | 20858D | $35.20
Dark No. 2 | 20859D | $35.20
Dark No. 3 | 20860D | $35.20
Dark No. 4 | 20861D | $35.20

Ningxia Red

Ningxia Red is a supplement I drink every day. It is a delicious, power-packed supplement drink that supports several body systems, including your respiratory, digestive, and immune systems. This is perfect timing as we head into the holidays and winter. Stock up!

As you shop for #gifts this #cybermonday, stock up on the best #essentialoils on the planet! Cleaning products, supplements, mineral makeup and more.

Ningxia Singles 30 Count | 3525D | $69.60
NingXia Red 2 pack | 3042D | $58.40
NingXia Red 4 pack | 3044D | $104.60
NingXia Nitro | 3064D | $31.80
NingXia Wolfberries | 6360D | $20.40


Many of us who already drink Ningxia Red regularly love to add essential oils to our daily dose. Personally, I often add a drop from one or more of these: Copaiba, Lemon, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Orange, and Red Shot.

Red Shot has not be available for purchase often since I joined this amazing company nearly two years ago. Tomorrow something extra special is happening with this well-loved blend…..

Young Living is extremely generous, and they are offering this SEVERELY LIMITED holiday goodie for free to the first 65,000 orders over 250PV (approximately $250) on Cyber Monday starting at 8AM MST!

What now?

Okay, after all that, what will you order?

Not a member yet? Head on over and enroll so you’re ready for the big day.

Have questions? Find me on Facebook and send a message. Or, feel free to use this contact form to get in touch. I am here to help allay any concerns you may have and get you on a better path toward wellness!

Best Way to Invest in Family Wellness

A change took place in our home nearly two years ago. A change that brought with it the unexpected joys of wellness, purpose, and abundance. Finding essential oils and learning how to use them to support body systems has been our overall best way to invest in family wellness. Keep reading and learn how you can make the same investment for your family.

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Best Way to Invest in Family Wellness


Are you looking for ways to support your family's body systems all year long? Learn about the best way to invest in your family's health right now!

Young Living offers several premium starter kits which include their most valuable essential oils at an affordable price. In this kit you will find oils to support the digestive system, immune system, and respiratory system. There are essential oils to support your skin and those that help soothe away the cares of your day. The essential oils in this kit are the most commonly used oils, and that is why they come in the kit! For the low price of $160 (depending on your diffuser choice) you can begin traveling down a better wellness path today!

Along with your premium starter kit comes a diffuser – you get to choose from several options. Enclosed in the kit are two 2 ounce packets of the delicious supplement drink, Ningxia Red, and one packet of the ever-popular Thieves Household Cleaner. Plus some literature and a set of Share It bottles so you can give samples to your friends. Trust me, you will love your essential oils so much that you will want everyone to try them!

How to Begin Your Essential Oils Journey

Purchasing your premium starter kit is the absolute best way to begin using essential oils, and you can get started for only half its retail value! Once you’ve enrolled as a member you may then purchase anything on the web site at wholesale pricing (24% off retail) for the life of your membership. There are no surprise fees or strings attached.

Something that I have found to be extremely valuable are the education groups that are available through our team. Enrollment affords you the opportunity to join one or more of our team Facebook groups. These groups  lots of essential oils education. They also give you access to information about sales and help you to become involved in a community of like-minded people who will quickly become your friends.

Team events, both local and online, are common. These events provide ways to meet many within the Young Living community whom you may not meet in person otherwise. Our team often teaches classes together, enjoys zoom calls, participates in larger team challenges, and even sometimes travels together.


Are you looking for ways to support your family's body systems all year long? Learn about the best way to invest in family wellness right now!


Are you ready to purchase your premium starter kit? Simply click on the image above and follow the prompts. I can’t wait to welcome you to the Oils, Goals, and Grace team!

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