Enjoy Life: R&B Music is My Happy Place

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R&B Music became popular in the African-American community during the 1940s and arose from the blues. Its rhythms are taken from jazz music and is an immediate precursor of rock and roll.

Growing up, gospel music was the staple in my household, but my father also exposed us to funk and jazz. I gravitated toward R&B, probably because of the heavy gospel influenced that entered the genre. The Temptations, Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, and, of course, Luther Vandross are a few of the early R&B voices that I feel in love with. Gerald Levert was my favorite artist during my teens. Collecting all of his albums and memorizing every one of his songs was my musical goal. In my early adult years, Dave Hollister was my go to artist.

There are so many amazing and talented R&B artists in this world. The invention of Apple Music gives us the ability to enjoy R&B from every country. I feel privileged to be able to show my respect to them all here. As I stated in a previous post, good R&B music makes my heart feel like freedom. It definitely takes me to my happy place. And my primary goal, with Doc Desmond Radio, is to connect with people all over the world that love R&B as much as I do.

Let our love for R&B music connect us.

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Enjoy Life: Pure Joy

Pure is used to describe a person, place, or thing that is not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material. Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

There are a number of things that I really enjoy, like Georgia Football and Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. However, music…good R&B music…bring me pure joy in life. It makes my heart feel like freedom.

Enjoy Life by scheduling time for the things that give you Pure Joy .

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Enjoying Life: For A Better Life

Enjoying is the present and active process of taking delight or pleasure in (an activity or occasion). Life is the existence of an individual human being or animal.

Enjoying Life is the present and active process of taking delight or pleasure in your existence as a human being.

Better is improving on or surpassing (an existing or previous level or achievement).

Enjoying Life: For A Better Life is the present and active process of taking delight or pleasure in your existence as a human being to improve upon your existence and surpass your previous levels of achievement.

Enjoy Life intentionally, with a goal to improve yourself. A better life does await you. What currently stands in your way?

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Improve Breathing Before & During Training

A good way to clear your breathing before training…Peppermint Essential Oil

Menthol, which is a monoterpene alcohol, is one of the main constituents in Peppermint Essential Oil. It is primarily known for its skin-cooling and respiratory-supporting benefits. Clinical and experimental research suggests that aromatic use of menthol may yield a sensation of soothing and cooling to the respiratory tract, which promotes feelings of clear breathing.

Clearer breathing equates to the ability to consume more oxygen during training. More oxygen consumption equates to improved training efficiency, especially during cardiovascular training. The ability to train harder and longer equals faster results toward your fitness goals. That makes it a perfect addition to your pre-workout routine.

Putting a few drops in your palms, rubbing them together, and directly inhaling is one of the most popular ways to use Peppermint EO to support feelings of clear breathing.

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DB40. Lemon Overview


Citrus limon

Lemon oil has cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties for an uplifting, positive boost throughout the day.

  • Eat Clean: Add a drop or two to a glass of water when fresh lemons are not available.* Also, combine Melaleuca, Peppermint, and Lemon oil in your water glass and drink to freshen the breath.
  • Train Hard: Combine one to two drops of Cinnamon Bark oil along with Lemon oil in a glass of water to aid digestion or ward off hunger cravings. Add a few drops of Lemon, Lime, or Wild Orange essential oil to your water bottle to help hydrate and invigorate you before going to the gym.
  • Use EOs: help with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemon Essential Oil


Dilute for young or sensitive skin
Sensitive Skin
  • Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. 
  • Can cause photosensitivity. Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying product topically.


Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the lemon rinds, or peel of the lemon. Cold pressing is an expression distillation process, typically used for citrus oils when producing essential oils, and uses high mechanical pressure to produce oil from the lemon rind. While other distillation processes use heat, the process of cold pressing merely squeezes the oil from the rind, with the help of mechanical pressure.

Lemon oil is comprised of chemicals called monoterpenes, which are generally known to have uplifting characteristics. Limonene and beta-Pinene are two monoterpenes that Lemon Oil has in common with other essential oils, like Bergamot, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Douglas Fir.

Blends Well with

Citrus OilsMinty OilsSpicy Oils
GrapefruitDouglas FirCinnamon
LimeWintergreenWild Orange


Primary Benefits

Can be used aromatically
Aromatic Use
  • Provides an uplifting environment
  • Promotes a positive mood
  • Helps to cleanse and purify the air and surfaces in your home
Can be used internally
Internal Use
  • Add to your water for a refreshing taste
  • Add to your water as an alternative to sodas and sugary drinks
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aid in digestion.*
  • Cleanses the body and aids in digestion.* 
Can be used topically
Topical Use
  • Add a few drops of oil to your soap mixture for a little extra cleaning power
  • Helps to exfoliate and clean your skin
  • Perfect component for homemade cleaning agents
  • Gets rid of stubborn, sticky residue and goopy messes without hours of scrubbing

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.