Gary’s Mustard Plaster Story

Many people alive today may remember the natural remedies of bygone years. Gary recalled getting a mustard plaster poultice when he was six years old. He said: I remember when I got sick once. I was six years old. I didn’t know that there was such a thing as sickness …

What Gary’s Clary Sage Journey Means for You

Young Living has grown clary sage for more than 25 years and distilled it into the finest Clary Sage essential oil for almost as long. What people may not know is how Gary fought to bring its herbaceous, floral, lifting aroma to the world and why his long-ago efforts can …

A History You May Not Have Heard Before

In 1984 a lady from Zurich, Switzerland gave me a portfolio about essential oils. “How much do you know about essential oils?” she asked. I said, “You know, I’ve used tea tree oil and have never been impressed.” She said, “There are a lot more essential oils than just tea …

Gary Young’s Five Steps to Empowerment

What empowers you? What imbues you with the feeling that you can do anything or the desire to reach for greater heights? Is it a member of your upline, a friend, or a particularly good podcast or TED talk you heard? Maybe you read a very good book on the …

Good Essential Oils Come From Good Seeds

Why is Young Living the No. 1 choice for essential oils in the world? It’s because here you will find the true, highest-quality essential oils, not just marketing hype. Where do quality and purity start? Do they start with the broker? With the vendor? With the marketer? With the sales …

Five Tips for Cultivating Gratitude From D. Gary Young

Gratitude was a way of life for D. Gary Young. He often said that a grateful person is a happy person and that challenges and setbacks are just opportunities to grow. Yet he had many reasons to be embittered—by the poverty he experienced as a youth, by the parentage of …

Adulteration in Essential Oils: What to Watch Out For

Why is Young Living the number-one choice for essential oils in the world? It’s because here you will find the purest, highest-quality essential oils. Where do quality and purity start? Do they start with the broker? With the vendor? With the marketing? With the salespeople? With the lab and chemists? …

Romancing the Negative

I see people fail all the time because they do not know what they don’t want. I’ve talked with husbands and wives for 30 years about their marriages, health conditions, and problems that have created challenges in their marriages. It was absolutely shocking to me, and it really opened my …

Five Tips for Developing Grit, as Taught by D. Gary Young

Is grit one indefinable trait or the combination of many? Is it just toughness or is it toughness, persistence, and hard work, with a little bit of hope mixed in? Gary Young seemed to think it was all of those things, as evidenced by the stories members and executives tell …