Classroom, ed2go, Education

Online classes to inspire you

Looking for something new to learn? These six options offer quite a variety to choose from. Classes start monthly. Click each link to find out the specifics of each option.

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  • Explore a career as a Paralegal
    Careers in the legal field often require many years of training, but paralegals can enter the job market quickly. What’s more, paralegals earn good salaries and have many opportunities for advancement. In fact, a skilled paralegal can do almost all the jobs a lawyer does.
    Read more…and enroll
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
    This online course will teach you everything you need to know to become a legal nurse consultant. Outside of nursing practice, legal nurse consulting is one of the most unique opportunities for nurses today. This role means you’re more than a nurse; you’re an expert witness that advises attorneys on the processes, procedures, and terminology of the medical field. Furthermore, this opportunity extends to other healthcare professionals as well.
    Read more…and enroll

  • Accounting Fundamentals
    In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities.  
    Read more…and enroll

  • A to Z Grant Writing
    Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this A to Z Grant Writing class, you’ll learn how to put together a Gold Medal Proposal Package—one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors.
    Read more…and enroll

    Introduction to QuickBooks Online
    This QuickBooks course will teach you how to manage your business finances with QuickBooks Online. This powerful accounting software has helped millions of small business owners oversee their finances. And with the cloud-based program outpacing the desktop version, there’s no better time to refresh your QuickBooks knowledge.  
    Read more…and enroll

  • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
    This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach where root terms are divided by each body system. You’ll look at each root term, its origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage.
    Read more…and enroll

I hope you find a class you like! If you’re looking for something different, use my Contact Form to reach out to me. Happy learning!

Kathy Van Pelt

ed2go, Education

Microsoft Office Certification Courses

Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training

Microsoft Office is the most widely used business productivity suite. Knowing how to use its products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is valuable in any professional setting. Earning your Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates your knowledge of the Office and proves that you’re ready to make an immediate impact at your organization.

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This course prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2019 certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. You will build your expertise in these programs through hands-on exercises, in-depth course material, and supplemental video demonstrations. As you prepare for each exam, you will test your skills at regular intervals with quizzes and exams.

By course completion, you will be fully prepared to take the MOS Certification Exams MO-100 (Word), MO-200 (Excel), MO-300 (PowerPoint), MO-400 (Outlook), and MO-500 (Access) exams. This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included. ENROLL

PowerPoint 2016 Microsoft Certification
In this class, you will learn the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

You will then move on to build upon their basic skills and will learn and use advanced techniques such as working with Masters and Special Effects within their presentations. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam 77-729 (PowerPoint). This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included. ENROLL

Education, Rodan + Fields, Skin care

Special Offer – Regimen + Mini Special

Mini regimen specian

Get 15% off when they buy a full-size Regimen + a Mini Regimen Special, plus receive an ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen SPF 50 as a free gift!

The price you pay for this special is $10 over the cost of a full-size Regimen; so you’re getting a Mini Regimen and a Face + Body Sunscreen for just $10. Such a great deal!

Offer good for all Regimens. See the special offer at my R + F’s website for more details. Or, contact me for help or with questions.

Kathy Van Pelt
(760) 205-6987

CBD, Education

How do you know which CBD products to trust?

If you want positive results with CBD, finding a pure and effective product is key!

I’ve learned that this might not be as easy as you think.

Now that CBD is legal in all 50 states, the number of companies selling it is growing exponentially. If you’re just starting your CBD journey it can be a little overwhelming with the number of options out there.

Finding a trustworthy source becomes a challenge. Many sellers have been shut down by the FDA for making false claims as to the contents of their CBD oils, such as some were found to contain less CBD than stated and some even contained toxins!!

CBD has proven to aid many physical and mental health issues, so it is worth using. And we also know that CBD is safe to use.

That being said, now more than ever you need to be careful where you purchase yours.

First, you need purity that you can validate!

You want to choose a CBD oil that’s made with the highest quality ingredients and comes only from a highly reputable source. Read the rest of my article here...

Classroom, Education, Instructional Videos, Microsoft Office, Tutorial, Windows

Kathy’s Ed2Go Online Classes

Online education is fun with Kathy!

PowerPoint and Keyboarding Classes

New sections of my PowerPoint and Keyboarding classes start Wednesday, January 15. New sections start monthly…February 12, March 18, April 15, etc. I’d love to hear from you in one of my classes!
You can find more information about my classes here…/education-to-go-classes/

Kathy Van Pelt

Classroom, Education, Wellnes

Women’s Health Bundle

This course combines Perinatal Issues, Violence Prevention and Awareness, and Women’s Health Issues as you learn about the well-being of women, women’s rights, and empowerment.

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Certificate in Perinatal Issues:

The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing; new jobs are being developed and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this specialized area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.

Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness:

Every year across the globe, millions of individuals are affected by violence. Healthcare professionals are a first line of defense in recognizing the signs of violence and supporting violence prevention. In this certificate program, you’ll examine the various instances of violence that you may encounter in your work as a medical professional, including workplace violence, domestic violence, elder and child abuse, and pediatric abusive head trauma (also known as “shaken baby syndrome”). By the end of this course, you’ll have the information you need to respond to and help prevent these forms of violence.

Certificate in Women’s Health Issues:

Women represent over half of the global population. While women have a longer life expectancy than men in most every country, they don’t necessarily get to enjoy healthier lives. Millions of women suffer from health issues each year throughout the world—health issues that would not affect them if they were men. Women and their health issues have traditionally been neglected both nationally and globally. When women’s health concerns, women’s rights, and empowerment are made a priority, the result is immense improvements in the health and well-being of women and their children on a global scale.

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Education, Essential Oils, Tutorial, Young Living

Ten essential oil DIYs for healthy hair

From styling tools to monthly dye jobs, our hair takes a beating. If your locks are starting to look a little frazzled, there’s no need to get your hair in a knot. Use essential oils for hair to add shine and bounce to your locks, so you can have the gorgeous, healthy hair of your dreams! All you need for envy-worthy tresses are items you already have around the house, including essential oils, carrier oils, water, and a couple of other tools and ingredients.

What are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and try these hair DIYs to tame, moisturize, and clarify your mane.

DIY dry hair spritz

First up is our easy-peasy recipe for dry hair repair. If your hair is dull or naturally dry, spritz this treatment all over to lock in moisture without adding grease. Use this spray before blow-drying and styling to boost shine, after you style to finish your do, or throughout the day to control frizz and unruly flyaways.

The essential oils in this mix boost shine and nourish your hair, while jojoba and V-6™ penetrate locks for lasting and non-greasy healing moisture.

What you need:

How to make it:

  1. Add all ingredients to a 12-ounce glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before spritzing over wet hair, avoiding the roots. Or spray into your hands and rub over your hair to add moisture where you need it most.
  3. Dry and style hair as normal. If needed, lightly spritz hair after styling for extra shine.

Hot oil treatment

Sometimes your hair needs a little extra boost. Whether pool chemicals have sucked the life out of your locks or sunny weather has left you with an itchy scalp, give your hair a much-needed timeout. This way, you can help your moisture-starved and brittle ends with some love with this deep-conditioning treatment containing some of the best essential oils for hair.

What you need:

How to make it:

  1. Heat some water on the stove or in the microwave and pour into a large glass bowl.
  2. Put olive oil and sweet almond oil in a small jar, and place the jar in the bowl of hot water for 5-10 minutes until the oil is warm but not hot. Check the oil every 2 minutes until it is the right temperature. You should be able to put your finger in the oil comfortably.
    YL tip: Be careful not to overheat the oil, which can burn you. We call it a hot oil treatment, but it should really be warm oil.
  3. Add essential oils and mix well.
  4. Apply to hair from roots to ends, massaging into scalp and saturating ends for hydration where you need it most. Comb through to ensure even application.
  5. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Wash hair-if it’s extra oily, wash twice.

Apple cider vinegar rinse

Supplement the conditioning benefits of our hot oil treatment with our clarifying apple cider vinegar rinse. If built-up product has left you in a hairy situation, use this recipe to help untangle the mess. After you rinse away the excess weight from dead skin cells, pool chemicals, saltwater, shampoo, and conditioner, you’ll notice more bounce and volume to your hair.

In addition to helping you nail the perfect hair flip, our apple cider vinegar rinse also soothes the scalp and adds luster to your locks.

What you need:

YL tip: For dry hair, use 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar; for normal to oily hair, use 1/2 cup.

How to make it:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in the spray bottle.
  2. Spray mixture all over hair, focusing on the scalp and roots. Lift hair in sections to make sure you completely saturate your hair-your hair should be thoroughly damp, but not dripping.
  3. Massage into scalp with fingertips to stimulate the scalp and increase circulation.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.
  6. Use once per week.

Want to learn more about the best essential oils to use for gorgeous hair? Find out how you can use essential oils to get mermaid-worthy hair! Or learn how to make your own DIY hair mask with Lavender and Rosemary.

Kathy Van Pelt
Young Living Consultant
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This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.


Vegan CBD Brownies

Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere these days. You can find it infused into soaps, lotions, and muscle rubs, but you can also cook foods and mix up beverages that include CBD. Try these Vegan CBD Brownies for a unique way to enjoy a treat and wind down from a stressful day at the same time! Don’t they look delish? 

Get organic CBD with 0% THC, all paired with powerful Young Living™ essential oils from your own Young Living account. I love the CBD Joint and Muscle Rub. 

Kathy Van Pelt
Young Living Distributor


Education, Essential Oils, Wellnes, Young Living

CBD Customization Kit

Do you want to customize your CBD experience to your specific needs? Getting started with Young Living Essential Oils has never been easier. Young Living offers a membership discount when you purchase one of their lifestyle starter kits. The Premium Starter Kit contains 12 oils, all of which contain terpenes that enhance the effect of the CBD Isolate.
The starter kit also contains a diffuser, Thieves hand purifier, samples of the antioxidant juice drink, Ningxia Red, and comes with a 24% discount on all future purchases. These kits are more than 1/2 off retail and you will receive the support of me and my team, and much more! Whether you just want to customize your CBD experience, or you’re ready to make some major lifestyle changes, these kits are the perfect way to start.
Questions? Let’s chat!
Education, Essential Oils, Young Living

Cleaning without Toxins Guide

There’s no place like home-a clean home, that is. When you prepare for family and friends to visit and when you tidy up for yourself, we want you to be confident in the cleaning products you use.

Toxins in cleaning products

According to the American Lung Association, the ingredients in some household cleaning products can cause health problems like headaches, irritation of the eyes and throat, respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and maybe even cancer.

Some product may release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These gases come from paint, air fresheners, gasoline, tobacco smoke, wood-burning stoves, and a handful of household cleaners and disinfectants. Research shows that some VOCs can irritate eyes, nose, and throat; create difficulty breathing and nausea; and cause harm to the central nervous system and other organs.

Products that can include VOCs and toxic substances include:*

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Oven and appliance cleaners
  • Air fresheners
  • Dishwashing liquid and detergent
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaners
  • Bleach

*This is not a complete list.

How do you clean without toxic chemicals?

Avoiding harsh chemicals in your cleaning supplies starts with reading labels. It is also recommended that, if you hire an oven cleaning service in East Grinstead or other professionals to do the cleaning for you, they use products with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fragrances, or irritants. Your best bet? Find natural cleaning products made with plant-based formulas.

Join the trend and start tidying up! Grab your cleaning products, check their labels, and get cleaning with only the best of the best!

What are the best natural cleaning products?

Making the switch to toxin-free cleaning products is easier than you think! Use household ingredients like baking soda and white vinegar with Young Living products to create cleaners you’re ready to use around tiny humans, cute creatures, and your favorite family members. In some cases however, such as pest extermination, the use of harsh chemicals may become necessary. Professionals like those at often carry their own cleaning/extermination products and equipment. But the next time you call them in, you could enquire about the cleaners and chemicals they use to see if alternatives can be found.

Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner to the rescue! Once you start cleaning with Mother Nature’s best, you won’t look back. No more dealing with nasty chemicals that irritate your skin or harsh scents that sting your nose. This highly concentrated, versatile product produces results you’ll love for everything from simple wipe downs to heavy degreasing. Bonus: It’s made with plant materials and is great for the whole family!

Since you know that checking your labels is vital to a safe, happy home, take a look at Thieves Household Cleaner. In addition to essential oils, this cleaning superstar includes sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate. Both are natural, plant-based surfactants that provide excellent detergency and make Thieves Household Cleaner biodegradable.

Reach for Thieves Household Cleaner when cleaning bathrooms, conquering your kitchen, and getting creative on cleaning day; then fall in love with the entire Thieves line, including the hand soap, dishwasher powder, and dental floss.

Essential oils for natural cleaning

Jazz up any natural cleaning product with our not-so-secret secret ingredient: essential oils!

Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil

Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil

When cleaning, it’s best to start by tackling the most undesirable areas. Grab your bottle of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil and head to the bathrooms and garbage cans. A few drops added to your cleaning solution or a soaked cotton ball stashed under your garbage bag will work wonders. Unwanted smells will be gone faster than you can get through your groovy cleaning playlist.

Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend

You know we’re serious about cleaning with an oil when it’s included in our Thieves Home Cleaning Kit. After you’ve added Citrus Fresh essential oil blend to your diffuser, sprayed it in every guest room, and added it to your floor cleaner and window cleaning solution, visitors will be begging to know the secret to your “Here comes the sun” scent.

Purification essential oil blend

Purification essential oil blend

Combine some cleaning powerhouses and use Purification essential oil blend! It’s a mix of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree, so you know it means business. This EO blend will be your new sidekick as you get rid of lingering smells after game night, at-home workouts, and play dates.

Tea Tree essential oil

Use the champion of odor elimination the next time you get to scrubbing: Tea Tree essential oil! There’s a myriad of ways we recommend using it-to banish stale odors, as a linen spray and room air freshener, or combined with household cleaners. Our favorite? Revamp musty clothes left in the wash by adding Tea Tree to your laundry soap and restarting your cycle.

Lemon essential oil

After cleaning with harsh chemicals, you’ll be tempted to light a candle to cover the scent. Not if you clean with Thieves and Lemon essential oil! Add it to any spray bottle or cleaner and you’ll ditch your candles in no time! Bonus uses: When added to your dishwasher, Lemon delivers a spot-free rinse. When added to sticky residue, Lemon leaves behind a gummy-free surface.

YL tip: Most citrus oils like Orange, Lime, and Grapefruit elevate your household cleaners. They’re fantastic at fighting grease and smell great doing it!

Lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil

Like Lemon, Lemongrass essential oil works to brighten any area. However, it’s got another magic trick up its sleeve: Use it as an outdoor spray to clean outdoor furniture and areas. The sunshiney-smelling spray will be your go-to after swim days and BBQ nights.

Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Lean into the fall-inspired aroma you find in Thieves Household Cleaner when you use Cinnamon Bark essential oil. After you’ve channeled Julia Child and whipped up a masterpiece in the kitchen, add a drop or two of this nostalgic fragrance to a sink full of soapy dishes. This warm, comforting scent is the opposite of the bracing aroma you get from harsh chemicals.

Cleaning ideas to make your house shine

Ready to take the rest of your house from so-so to shiny? Get more tips here:

Put your new cleaning knowledge to good use: Make the dirtiest spots in your house sparkle and freshen up your home!

Which essential oil listed above are you most eager to add to your cleaning day? I like to add Purification to my laundry detergent when I wash my clothes.

Kathy Van Pelt

[Blog post copied with permission from Young Living Lavender Blog]