The Time is Now for revOILution

By Thaddeus Lawrence,
Educator, Entrepreneur and Extreme Sportsman

“Without a doubt, my health,” Mark said. When I followed up by asking who else placed their health as one of their top priorities to focus on this year, hands shot up around the room. No, these hands did not belong to patients with illnesses and injuries. No, they did not belong to attendees at a medical seminar. And no, these hands were not those of only women.

I was delivering a keynote presentation to one of my key clients in the banking industry. In front of me were a few women and a majority of men of varying ages, across a range of positions and from a variety of nationalities and cultures. They are well-travelled, well-informed and well aware that their quality of life is shaped not just by how much they work or how much money they spend but by their physical shape, emotional fitness and mental well-being. They are just like the rest of us.

Our lives is a multi-day marathon, not a sprint. And I live this metaphorically and literally. Travelling to some of the world’s most inhospitable and harshest environments, I push my mind and body to the limit in a series of ultra-endurance foot races. In addition to tasting unbridled joy and excruciating pain, I am gifted with unique insights and life lessons from every one of those endeavours.

The process and experience of a physical race is no different from those of our race of life. It’s not what happens during the event, it’s what happens well before the races that shapes success. It’s not what we do during the hours of training, it’s what we do during those other hours that impacts results. It’s about taking a 360-degree approach to training and living.

Do you expend quality time on rest and recovery as you would your job and career? Do you place priority on your nutritional intake as you would your work output? Do you invest effort on your spiritual development as you would your financial growth? You probably know you should and you possibly know you want to. I do.

This is a quantum leap of a year for me. As I prepare for what will be my most challenging event yet – a 330km race in the Italian Alps with an elevation change equivalent to climbing up and down Mount Everest almost three times in 150 hours – and look forward to crossing the finish line in a whole host of professional and personal goals, Revoilution couldn’t have come at a better time.

And I know I am not the only one. Just as it is for Mark and many of my clients, there is no better time than now to give attention to some of the neglected yet necessary facets of our lives. It is only natural and wholly essential. If not now, then when?

Thaddeus is best known for successfully completing a total of 1,000 kilometres in footraces through the hot deserts of Sahara, Gobi, Atacama and the polar desert of Antarctica. His remarkable feat raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable foundations.   He documented his soul-inspiring experience in his first book Runaway Success: Life Lessons from Ultra Endurance Racing. When he is not out pushing his physical and mental limits, Thaddeus is indoors pushing the envelope of leadership development and personal growth. His keynote presentations, training programmes and one-to-one coaching are designed to help individuals and organisations achieve extraordinary results and long-term excellence at the workplace and in their lives. Thaddeus epitomises a unique blend of philanthropic pursuit and business enterprise, personal altruism and professional passion.

Catch Thaddeus’s Workshop @ revOILution on June 20th:

Improving Performance & Fitness Goals the Natural Way

You may have a goal to complete a marathon or a 10km run. Or you are getting serious about implementing your exercise plan. You already know about the benefits of working out and you also know that you need to give your body the nutrition it needs. You know that you want to perform better and you also know that preventing injury plays a key role. If so, you are in luck. Young Living has a whole host of products that can help you go the whole distance. Learn how to improve your performance, fuel yourself and heal your body by incorporating a simple, pragmatic and nourishing plan in your day.

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DK’s Survival Pouch: Denise Keller’s Favourite Essential Oils

By Denise Keller
Model, television presenter, producer and environmentalist

I discovered essential oils a while back living in the U.S. There, I noticed many of my friends using “oils”. It was quite a mystery back then as I’ve always thought that essential oils were “oily” and I never liked the feeling of being oily. However, being a vegetarian and an environmentalist, I was looking for roots into naturopathy and through my friends, I discovered my ferocious appetite for Young Living essential oils.

Growing up half my life in Germany, it was in our naturopathic culture to inhale therapeutic essential oils when we were ill. My auntie was most famous for her roses and lavender flowers in her garden. She had always explained to me that these plants belonged to her ‘medicine garden’ and that all we needed was a drop of nature in our lives. Thirty years later, I rediscovered my love and passion for homeopathic medicine through Yoga.

Every morning between 6-7am I’m usually on my yoga mat (or in class) opening my day with morning salutations. This takes a lot of discipline. I have to admit I’m not a very good morning person but Peppermint does the trick in the early hours. Not only does it wake me up, it has a wonderful effect in my morning breathing exercises. Sometimes we wake up with bad sinuses and need that extra support to open the lungs to feel our breath, especially in Yoga where we always need our breath to compass our physical movements.

There are so many other amazing essential oils that I love. I usually carry at least 7 bottles with me everyday – I like to call them “DK’s Survival Pouch”.

Peppermint being the first; the other 6 include:

1. Myrtle – I use this essential oil for my sleepy thyroid. My doctors recently told me that my thyroid has been rather ‘sleepy’ and this has increased my metabolism and energy levels significantly by applying it mainly on my throat and upper chest.

2. Frankincense – this is incredible for any yoga practice. This oil is so grounding and fulfilling. I find it great on the feet and inner ankles.

3. Geranium – I call this my ‘butterfly potion’. Not only is this oil like my daily perfume, I love rubbing it onto my belly or lower abdomen (especially around the ovaries). It helps me balance stress and it gives me a sense of comfort in my daily activities – like having good butterflies in my belly☺

4. Lemon – Need I say more? I have bottles of Lemon everywhere in the house. It’s one of my essential-essential Young Living oils – as important as my daily H20.

5. Thieves® – One of the most important oils to travel with. You are never certain when or where germs will attack. Thieves® has done wonders protecting me from the common flus and colds.

6. Lavender – I have 3 cats – yes, some of my friends call me Catwoman – which I love to play with, which ultimately means I have to be prepared to get scratched! Using Lavender does wonders when the cats get out of hand.

Not only does Young Living have a solid track record for their “Seed to Seal” process, as well as owning their own farms, I fell in love with their company code of ethics. Being a custodian to nature is an honorable practice in my opinion.


Denise Keller is a Singaporean model, television presenter, producer and environmentalist. She was launched into stardom after winning the Ford Supermodel competition when she was 17. The Eurasian model has since graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, FHM and Shape. Denise first broke into television as the fun-loving VJ on MTV Asia. Today she is on the road as travel host for Discovery Channel and TLC’s award-winning Passage to Malaysia series. This series also includes Passage to Abu Dhabi and more recently Passage to China. For advertisers, she has fronted brands in Asia and around the world, including MasterCard, Olay, DeBeers, Shiseido and the biggest fashion brands. She is fluent in English, German and proficient in French. She is a vegetarian, certified yoga instructor and private wellness consultant.

Catch Denise’s Yoga Class @ revOILution on June 20th:

Awaken Your Inner Light Through the Roots of Hatha Yoga (All Levels)

Young Living essential oils naturally complement yoga by supporting physical and mental strength and focus through the science of aromatherapy. Young Living essential oils are extremely versatile and have many practical applications in yoga, including techniques for complementing pranayama, meditation, relaxation, post-practice, and for cleansing and purifying.

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Transformation – the Way to Your Dreams

By Kai Tan
Integrative Wellness Coach, Institute of Integrative Health, New York

I have often been asked, “What’s your favorite essential oil?” during the last 7 years since I began using them.

It has changed over the years. And in the recent year, it has undoubtedly been the TRANSFORMATION blend from Young Living. This blend’s ingredients include Lemon, Peppermint, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Idaho Blue Spruce, Sacred Frankincense, Cardamom, Palo Santo, and Ocotea.

Talking about the theme of Transformation provokes the question of “What is being transformed, and to what?” For transformation can hardly take root if we are not aware of our current standing; nor for that matter, if we do not know where we are heading to. A veteran leader had shared this with us to use this oil with consciousness and readiness – a consciousness of where and how life or situations can unfold into and to think, reflect and visualize your desired change.

This sets up a readiness for an emotional catapult into that which has been envisioned.

The inclusion of Idaho Blue Spruce in this blend carries with it a single oil of the highest energetic frequency of above 500MHz. High frequency oils have been scientifically proven to modulate much more quickly and efficiently our own human energy levels. This results in a generally stronger state of mental, physical and emotional wellness.

As I am writing this, our small little country is mourning the demise of our founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The very experience of Transformation is poignantly rustling in our hearts. We have witnessed how this unceasingly committed man has transformed Singapore from a simple third world economy to a significantly successful island state. The transformation certainly was not overnight. It took time, setbacks and the resilience to step back up again.

So I pray that as you ponder upon your own Transformation, courageously take stock of where your life has been and where your next chapter of adventures will be. And even if we may sometimes fear the greatness of who we might become, dab on a little of Transformation, embrace that birthright to shine and let your dreams unfold.

Kai Tan is an Integrative Wellness Coach with Institute of Integrative Health in New York, an advocate of Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Health, one of the founders of ONE Drop ( and currently, a Young Living Diamond Leader. She educates on whole-some approaches to life’s various health and wellness needs and challenges and is passionate about helping others regain balance in their lives. Kai was a Personal Life Coach and Corporate Trainer since 2007. She began to re-direct and expand her developmental work into the Health and Wellness field since 2010 after walking through a personal health crisis as well as that of important family members. She holds very dear to her heart a calling to revolutionalize and steer our wellness culture into one that is self-empowering, compassionate, non-intrusive and natural.

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The Paired Powerhouse: Digestion & Cognitive Health

We have TWO brains in ONE body. Embedded in the wall of the gut, the Enteric Nervous System (ENS) has long been known to control digestion. This “second brain” shares many features with the brain in your head. In this workshop, learn how to work with your digestive health as it tremendously impacts your cognitive wellness and much, much more.

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