To give without expectation is one of the biggest pleasures of my Gracious Life. To witness empowerment, growth and development is truly a gift that A Gracious Life engages in and encourages.
I am fully conscious of my good fortune. A lot of hard work and a little bit of luck has allowed me the freedom to lend a hand, to give back, and to help others in need whenever I can. Since childhood, I have been exposed to the importance of looking out for the wellbeing of others. Together with that, I learned that what you give of yourself, will return many times over.
Because of the opportunities that Young Living has provided, I have found the means and resources to contribute to personal and community projects, and to make charitable donations.
HIV children & parents in Bali
One of the healing modalities that I was drawn to is Biotherapy. Clinical bioenergy treatment is a proven method of bioenergy assisted immunotherapy (healing) which has been applied with success for 40 years. Today it is applied throughout the world as a serious and highly structured energy healing practice..
In June 2017, we conducted a free Biotherapy clinic for children and parents who unfortunately live with HIV in Bali. Their body responded very well from previous rounds of therapy, and in that session I was inspired to reach out more and had a strong urge to make a bigger impact on their lives. As a Clinical Aromatherapist, I’m familiar with specific essential oils used to boost one’s immune system. My hope was for the oils to complement the Biotherapy treatments to boost their immune and body systems so that the virus would lie dormant.
I decided to make it an outreach with my essential oils community. The next round of Biotherapy was planned for September 2017, so I had 3 months to reach out and gather the essential oils. I am so honoured and touched that many people donated oils and money towards this plan.
After the 4-days of treatment, I spent some time teaching the parents how to apply the oils on their children. I created 2 separate sets of oils: one for the children, and one for the parents. Each set contained 7-8 different oils.
Months later, I received updates from the organiser that the patients have responded very well.
Yayasan Anyo Indonesia
July 7, 2015
We spent some time with the children at Yayasan Anyo Indonesia http://yai-indonesia.org It is a home for families whose children are undergoing treatment at the cancer hospital in Jakarta.
These families come from all corners of Indonesia who can’t afford accommodation or the back and forth travel while their children are being treated. The founder who lost her son to cancer, has set up this foundation to welcome these families with open arms.
They are free to stay in this home for as long as the treatment takes. It is such a wonderful place filled with hope and support for one another, as they share a bond that only families enduring this difficult time would only understand.
I brought some of my favourite essential oils in hopes to uplift these children and spread some “JOY” in their hearts – one of my favourite blends. I made some new friends, the youngest being 3-year old Abdi, who is currently awaiting on enough funds for his heart surgery. He is honestly the happiest kid in that house with such a big heart.
Cancer is a subject that strikes a very personal chord in me, as I lost my beloved mother to this horrific illness. I bring her strength with me everyday as I embark on this journey of reaching out to as many people as I can, educating on health and wellness, sharing the healing power of nature’s best medicine.
August 4, 2015
I’m back at Yayasan Anyo, children’s cancer foundation. This time I donated a diffuser, a set of Everyday Oils, and extra Thieves. So they could use the oils to support the children while they’re undergoing treatment, and more importantly keep their immune system strong. Diffusing Thieves is scientifically proven to kill 99.96% airborne virus & bacteria. Extremely crucial for the kids so they aren’t prone to catching bugs that make them more sick. If anyone in your household is sick, diffusing thieves will ensure the rest of the family doesn’t catch it.ч
Young Living Foundation
I have been rounding up my Young Living orders for the past couple of years. And the statistics are impressive. A simple $1 donation can and has the ability to changes the lives of others. https://younglivingfoundation.org/one-million
I am also proud to share that I have a sponsor child named Diana from Ecuador, who is 8 years of age. I found her through the Young Living Academy. Through the sponsorship program, each student receives two meals a day; breakfast and lunch. Along with their core studies, the students are learning about the gift of generosity and teamwork to educate them on the importance of charity, love, and service. It is a dream of mine to make a trip there one day and meet Diana and her family in person.
Because of my involvement with Young Living and the business model used, I am lucky to be able to get behind social programs that need my support. A few months ago, I found myself in Nairobi, Kenya. I had a morning free and decided to go on a story telling tour of downtown Nairobi. Little did I know as I took the first steps, that this tour would have an impact on my life for years to come.
Our guides, the boys from Nai Nami took us through downtown Nairobi sharing with us their hardships of the past growing up as street kids; to the present moment creating social impact and changing lives of children in the slums where they grew up.
Their stories were as frightening as they were inspiring. But the thing that remained constant was that these young men had made a choice to be the role models they never had. They made a choice to stand up, lead by example and make a positive change in the lives of the children that need it most.
As we chatted more, I found out they were already sponsoring 3 classrooms for a make-shift school in the heart of Nairobi’s biggest slum, Mathare. Pushing my luck, I asked if it was possible for them to take me into the slums and meet the children from the school that they generously support out of their own pockets.
A few days later I was guided in to their world and greeted by the most high-spirited children I have ever met! It was an incredibly humbling experience to say the least. We learned that the guys in Nai Nami have dreams to create a permanent school for them but were aware of the challenges they would face with financing.
I asked if they’ve ever heard of crowdfunding before. They didn’t know what it meant or how to start. I immediately offered my help and promised to work as hard as they do to make this dream a reality.
Since I was a young girl, it’s been a dream of mine to help build a school in Africa. And so here we are at the starting line… after months of work to get this project going, we officially have a Go Fund Me campaign set up and a video that explains our goals!
I would greatly appreciate if you can help me spread the word and share this worthy cause in your networks, with your family and friends, and of course no donation will be too small to help us build a school for 250 kids – every dollar counts. 🙏
Thank you from the very depths of my heart. Here’s a blog I wrote about my experience with Nai Nami in Nairobi.
One Tree Planted
Without trees, we will not have access to many of the amazing essential oils on the planet! D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living, would not have built a billion-dollar company set to change the course of millions of people’s lives around the world. One Tree Planted plants a tree for $1. They plant across 4 continents. Indonesia is currently where I call home, so I have chosen to support the planters in this country.
For this reason, I have chosen One Tree Planted as one of the foundations to support reforestation by making monthly donations.
- 121+ natural remedies in the rainforest can be used as medicines
- Every 2 seconds man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field
- 80% of the world’s forests are already destroyed
- 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation
- 50% of all plant and animal species in the world live in tropical rainforests
- The world’s rainforests could completely vanish in 100 years at the current rate of deforestation
- 28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next 25 years due to deforestation
- 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the Earth every day!
I met the founder of Forest Smoothie during an eco-tourism trip to Kalimantan in August 2019. I was immediately inspired and drawn to his project of being the world’s first cafe reforestation program. Every green smoothie that is sold at their partner cafe plants a tree or protects an acre of rainforest.
While I don’t own a cafe, I wondered how I could do my part to help and contribute. Hence the idea was born to create my very own Forest Smoothie recipe infused with Young Living Vitality essential oils! I have been conducting workshops that include either making a Forest Smoothie or serving it up for the guests. Proceeds from the classes are donated to Forest Smoothie. You can also head over to forestsmoothie.com and make a donation. You can plant a tree with just A$2.
April 22, 2020
It fills my heart with joy that as A Gracious Life community, we were able to make a difference in people’s lives, especially for the healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19. A few of us gathered (with masks) to prepare and donate over 200 bottles of hand sanitizers created with Young Living essential oils. The departments managing Covid-19 in Sanglah Hospital Bali and Udayana University Hospital were the happy recipients of these precious bottles – all natural that supports the health of our body and the environment. Thank you to all the medical frontline workers around the world for all that you do. Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, however the blue dot we call home is 4.5 billion years old! As a community, we believe we are all a drop in the ocean capable of sending ripple effects of change in small and unimaginable ways. Join us! 🙌🏻🌏✨
Here’s the video of our day… Community Outreach (YouTube)
Life’s Classroom is a personal project that my husband and I have undertaken since 2008. We went in search of glimpses of everyday reality but what we found was as unexpected as it was inspiring. From the ashes of poverty and diversity we found true hope and the eternal beauty of the human spirit. Life’s Classroom is an evocative photography book that studies the less fortunate souls who inhabit the underprivileged areas of Indonesia.
100% of the profit will be generously donated to the Red Nose Foundation in Indonesia (Yayasan Hidung Merah) – an arts and education outreach program. Their mission is to empower Indonesia’s underprivileged youth through the use of circus and other arts, as well as to support the kids’ traditional and non-traditional educations. To find out more about their program please visit
Pencils of Promise
In 2018 I came across Adam Braun’s book “The Promise of a Pencil: How an ordinary person can create ordinary change” and learned about Pencils of Promise, an educational charity that turns 100% of donations into value added benefits for children in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Laos. Over the last 10 years, Pencils of Promise have built more than 400 schools but there are still 250 million children in need of quality education and access to literacy programmes. I was so moved by Adam’s vision and wanted to play a part. So for the lead up to Christmas, a few of my friends and I started a campaign. Our goal is to one day have the funds to build a school in those cities. Click here to read on about our campaign: