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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What act of kindness will you give today?

Kindness is defined as "a kind, considerate or helpful act". - Collins English Dictionary
World Kindness Day is November 13 ~ Kindness Can Change The World

When was the last time a stranger gave you a smile? How did that make you feel? There is a very special feeling one has when receiving a genuine act of kindness and the flip side too, offering an act of kindness is So rewarding because it is a heart felt act of communication.  Since kindness is a universal sign, it can be practiced anywhere in the world, at anytime and has a powerful ripple effect that duplicates too!

See what happens next time you smile at a stranger --- do they smile back? Maybe they'll smile at the next person they see and so on.....

Kindness doesn't need to be "top of mind" because the holidays may soon be approaching; It is a practice to perform at least once a day and be a part of who we are as teachers, professionals, family members and individuals. What act of kindness did you do yesterday and what act of kindness will you do today?

Here are some alternative acts of kindness that I wanted to share with you. I hope you will add to the list so we can learn from your experiences too. Let's pass it forward together....

1) Hold the door for the two persons behind you.
2) Listen to someone who needs to talk. Just listen to them.
3) Put change in a parking meter or a vending machine.
4) Buy a meal for a homeless person.
5) When shopping, let someone go ahead of you in the checkout line.
6) Rake someone's yard.
7) Read to a child.
8) Make a wish come true.
9) Compliment the neighborhood garbage man.
10) Stop by and help someone who has a broken car.

Please share your favorite act(s) of kindness and....
"Be kind to unkind people, They need it the most". - Ashliiegh Brilliant

To Your Health and Success!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We Should All Start The Day Like This!

This video clip has a lot of attitude and loving it :-) What do you think? 
To your Success and Health!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Safety First is a daily everyday necessity - don't you agree?

Do you know how many personal products you use daily?

Take a listen to Annie's Story with her great style!

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : The Story of Cosmetics

I'm sure you'd agree that having better choices and being able to make smarter decisions are the best part of learning. Thanks Annie for your great campaigns that educate so many and always offer great consumer insight!

I have to say I absolutely love all our personal care products now and knowing that they are safer for me and my family too offers a great peace of mind!

I truly see the value and share this safety mission and I hope you do too. After all it is so important to protect our own families and those we love; To help others see the value in making choices that do make a health difference! After all the best way to save time and money from medical bills is to prevent ourselves from getting sick!

To your Health and Safety First!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Have you ever met The Saboteur: The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Take a look at this inspiring video from Robin Sharma and ask yourself - Is this me?
If you answered yes,
then I invite you to practice and apply his simple minded method on how to help reach your personal and business goals.

You can do it; Stay "in the zone" as I like to refer to it ;-) The more you practice and remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing then the better you will feel to motivate yourself and successfully reach your goals!

To your Health and Success!

The Saboteur: The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top 10 reasons for a viable Plan B are.....

Especially in these economic times, we can all think of many reasons why we need a viable Plan B; By viable, I mean a real business for real people, and a real business to last a lifetime.

I've listed below the Top 10 reasons for a viable Plan B;  So here we go.....

10. Earn more income to payoff debt
  9. Help with home mortgage
  8. Develop a retirement plan
  7. Multiple streams of Income
  6. Make money for health insurance
  5. Be able to do more for your family
  4. Create wealth for future generations
  3. Pay for College
  2. Job security
  1. Freedom to enjoy Life on Your Own Terms

You may have a combination of some or all the reasons listed above, but I'd like to hear from your perspective and share;

What's your #1 reason to have a viable Plan B?

.....Now here's what to look for when looking to find a reliable and viable Plan B partnership:

1. Company track record
2. Financially sound
3. Strong Management
4. Unique consumable products
5. Competitively priced
6. High Reorder Rate - over 95%
7. Low Personal Production Requirement
8. Low entry fee - Less than $30
9. Low attrition
10. Timing
11. No Breakaways
12. No Risk

Remember your time, your energy and your reputation need to always be highly respected and valued!
I hope this information helps you find the right opportunity and peace of mind because when you find it --- it's the best decision you'll ever make and YOU deserve to have the chance of a lifetime, to live your life, on your terms.

I wish you lots of success and health!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You want something. Go get it. Period.

Fantastic parenting moment.....Something we all need to remind ourselves and our children, students and grandchildren! What's your best motivational tip? ...please share!

To your Health and Success!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A+ = Help People.....

...reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right    ~ K. Blanchard Ph.D., S. Johnson M.D.

Okay, so when was the last time you received positive reinforcement from your boss or manager? Was it at your annual review? Was it last week or did he/she say, "Great job" right on the spot, or perhaps it was after you took a step that lead you in the direction of your personal business goal?

"Catch them doing something right" - This is a very simple technique, and one that I believe works because it continually develops a person's mind set and encourages one to reach their short and long term goals. Think of how you encourage a toddler to start stepping and learning to walk.  Same strategy but different age group ;-) The technique helps to support a person with self-motivation plus it inspires them to work towards a job that is truly fulfilling and results in a rewarding experience. Who doesn't want that? I sure do and love being a part of it every day!

It's wonderful to go to work, (I work from home), and participate in celebrating every day the wonderful work that so many of us "work at home ceos" have accomplished towards reaching our personal and financial goals throughout the day, week and month at a time!!  Not just a once a year review. What job do you know does that? Plus, your not only helping yourself, but your helping others along the way to reach and make their goals turn into a reality too!!!   To be surrounded by a support team that genuinely  wants to see you reach your personal goals is certainly not as common as it should be in the work place....and if you're lucky enough to be a part of that already then congratulations to you because that is a wonderful place to be!

I wish you lots of success and if you're reading this and feel this is a bunch of fluff, then I invite you to join me for a free webcast and see if this company is a good fit for you and how I can help you achieve your goals. As so many would agree, this is a job that can be supplementing your current income and requires you to try it at no risk - it's about you!

To your health and success!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What's in your DNA?

Enjoy this wonderful illustration of ones' perceptions from Simple Truths...please take a look and listen.
Throughout my life and those I've met, life's challenges come at all times, in all shapes and sizes. There are those of us who choose to perceive possibilities or solutions, and there are those who choose to perceive problems or obstacles. Which one are you?

I'm sure most of us would agree, it's not always clear to see positive alternatives when there are some obvious possibilities to choose from, or one does not realize what is right in front of you when it's facing you head on. However, with careful perception, if you decide to focus your mind on a positive alternative to produce a positive outcome - you will have a greater chance to enjoy your own life's experiences in the present moment and the future. The more I practice this with my own work and relationships, the better I feel both physically and mentally.

Again, life is always about choices. With a positive attitude, one also avoids resistance that leads to stress and like so many people I've met with positive DNA's, one also begins to look forward to finding more solutions throughout our lives and maintains a better well being because of it! What's your DNA - I'd love to here from you!

To Your Success and Health!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Partnership - Where do you fit in?

I am so very proud of my team mates and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful partnership.

The truth is - We all deserve to achieve greatness in so many areas of our lives, but it is certainly not always a clearly defined path. Listen to these encouraging words from John Maxwell, a message to us all, especially to those who are searching for the right opportunity, it may just be a click away!

Teamwork does make the dream work. ~ John Maxwell


To your Health and Success!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

How do you do something grape for your heart?

Like so many other's I've talked to - once you do something kind, either for someone else or for yourself and it feels like the right thing to do...You feel good about it inside and that does improve your inner strength! There are those of us who also challenge our own physical and inner strengths with discipline and determination through meditation, yoga, exercise and more; but eating proper foods to help maximize our own body's well-being is probably one of the most important ways we can feel good about ourselves.
With so many choices to help improve your health and heart, I've learned that the combination of exercise and proper nutrition is key. I want to share this because you probably already know that this is true, but how often do you do something grape for your heart? Daily, weekly, monthly or whenever?
I'm excited to share my experience with you because I feel better and more in control of my own health now than ever before. I've started to take better care of what I eat, how often I exercise and proudly add to my diet - daily nutritional supplements that truly compliment my lifestyle and have made a difference giving me more energy and a positive outlook! Even my PCP has noticed that my blood levels and overall health are better than ever :-)
I'd love to hear what you do to feel that you do something grape for your heart and how often? So please share a tip or two. If you want to know more about my amazing grape health discovery, please send me an email or comment so I can follow you back with details!

To Your Health and Success!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

When is your family meal time?

As a busy mom, It's so easy to find ourselves caught up in our daily multi-tasks and with each family member having an endless "to do" list that demands a response at the speed of lightning. If this sounds familiar then it's really important to stop and ask ourselves:  When do we devote 15-30 minutes in our busy schedules to sit with family and enjoy each others company over a meal?

There is something special about being able to sit together at a meal, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner with the family. One of the many important things I've learned as a parent is to take quality time aside and make it a daily habit to create a family meal moment that brings everybody together without any interruptions.  If we stop and consider the value of 20-30 minutes each day with our family, we will build priceless opportunities that will encourage healthy communication and lead to a stronger family connection. This social habit is not only a way to develop one's social skills in life but if you think about it, it also improves to strengthen the family's relationship as a unit. For us, a family meal moment is a time and place that everyone can relax, enjoy and help comfort one another. It's a therapeutic way to block out everything else and just be in the moment with each other, no matter what. 

Sometimes we may not want to sit, eat and talk, but even the simple act of being present and physically involved in a family meal gathering not only promotes family values but it also creates self- discipline.  So whether it's left overs or hot pancakes for dinner, or my personal favorite is pizza night - It's time to make time to get in the habit of sharing family time over a meal at home and doing it together! (no TV, phone calls, texting, etc.) 
What's your favorite family meal of the day and which is the most popular item on the menu? I'd love to share your experiences and hear what meal time works best for you and your family! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Vid-e-Ode to Moms Taking on the Chemical Industry

Here's a funny video with a serious message you'll want to see! Please feel free to share it and together, let's keep moving forward on improving our homes and family's wellbeing, one day, one family, one voice at a time!

A Vid-e-Ode to Moms Taking on the Chemical Industry

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sound The Alarm - Take less than 3 minutes and start today!

Are you ready to take action in support of improving your family and your own health starting today? I switched a few months ago and love the results!! I invite you to take a listen to this short video and if you haven't done so already, please take a step and help yourself and your family to experience a healthier way of life that impacts your mental and physical wellbeing. It starts by listening, looking and educating ourselves with alternatives to a better way of life in our everyday products and items that we need and use day after day. If you're interested in finding out what I discovered and how I started, please let me know how to get in touch with you and we can go over some information that may sound just right for you! It's amazingly cost effective, easy to do and is risk free!!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

When was the last time you enjoyed cleaning a bathroom or kitchen?

Like so many of us, I've always dreaded the task of having to clean the bathroom and kitchen areas especially because when using kitchen/bathroom soap products to help sanitize, scrub down mildew, remove odors, disinfect and cut grease, etc. I would literally start to feel light headed and dizzy. To try and avoid these horrible fumes, I would sometimes even hold my breadth in order to not breath in the toxic vapors that were being outgassed throughout my home while trying to clean these areas. Have you known someone to be in this similar situation?  Of course, some choose to leave their windows open and ventilate the kitchen or bathroom areas;  However, not everyone has a nearby window option.  Or another option to consider, like I did, was to start using Eco-Sense products and experience the amazing difference. I love not having to use harmful chemicals or inhaling harsh fumes in order to get my cleaning job done right!!  Since I've switched to better and safer products I honestly enjoy cleaning my kitchen and bathrooms and don't dread having to do these tasks anymore. It sounds crazy, but I'm living proof of this life changing experience. I don't need to have the windows open when it's freezing outside just because I have to clean and disinfect. It also makes me feel better knowing my family is not falling victim to the in-door air pollution that was so prevalent before I started using my Eco-Sense products. I love the way the products work and compliment each other, I feel better knowing that I am contributing to making a smarter choice for our environment, for our health, our home and especially for our household budget!  I'm sharing this story because it's been a huge improvement in my household and I'd encourage you to switch to making a difference for yourself - having a non-toxic home makes all the difference and I wish I had learned about Eco-Sense 25 years ago!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How Lucky Are You?

If you're like me, there's always a way to notice how lucky one is regardless of ones own situation, no matter where life's journey takes you; Lucky is about living each day and appreciating it with an open mind!  I'm lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful team of other moms who understand how to build a successful business and the importance of teamwork! I'm lucky to have partnered up with a wellness company that truly values the success of others!!  I'm lucky to have survived two major blood clots in my life (lungs and legs) and appreciate being more alive and healthier today because of it! I'm lucky to have an amazing husband, close friends and a beautiful family to share the ups and downs with together. Now it's your turn - what's your lucky life experience?

Monday, February 7, 2011

What questions to ask when making a decision for a home based business

When searching for a home business opportunity, be sure to first, get the facts and see if it's a good fit for you. Some important questions to ask when looking to partner with a home business are:

  1. Gather as much information as you can.
  2. Find a business with a solid track record - no less than 15 years. 
  3. Is company continually being awarded by prestigious institutions i.e BBB
  4. Be sure that the company is financially sound and is run by experienced managers and leaders.
  5. Be sure there is a real product, not just a gimmick.
  6. Be sure there is a high customer reorder rate.
  7. Check if people make their money from sign-up fees or inventory loading because it might be illegal.
  8. Ask yourself "Does this make sense?"
  9. Ask yourself, "Is there any substance to their claims?" Be wary if they will not substantiate their income and product claims in writing.
I wish you lots of business success and welcome your feedback! 

Friday, January 21, 2011

A quote to remember...

"To accomplish great things, 
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan but also believe." 
                    --- Anatole France

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chasing The Cancer Answer clips

The profit margins by major companies seems to be outweighing the responsibility for our families health.  80-90% of cancers are environmental, very few are genetic!  Basically, a chemical is innocent until proven guilty, Once again, wonderful to know that there are safer alternatives out there. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

A quote to remember...

You often hear,
"Be bold, Take a leap!"
Sometimes you should.
Other times there's a better idea.
"Take a step."
                         -- Harry Beckwith