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Monday, December 10, 2012

A Chance to Help Make a Difference....

I'll be the first to admit that about two years ago I was a clueless consumer and stuck in my old ways!

This video from Healthy Child Healthy World, is one of my favorites because it highlights a short story that resonates with many parents and home owners today. If a family member or someone you  know suffers from chronic illness like cancer, asthma, nervous disorders, birth defects, ADD, Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders that can range from headaches and dizziness to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease, please take a look at this video.

If you are already taking necessary precautions to maintain a healthier home environment, I encourage you to please share your practices and let's help each other to live inside a healthier home that is within your control. There are so many alternatives to healthier choices and so many wonderful solutions available to support healthy living and improve our quality of life just by changing some simple, everyday consumer habits!

Thank you Healthy Child Healthy World for this overview and appreciate how it shows us why scientists and doctors are discovering that there is a connection between our daily use of household chemicals and the increasing numbers over the last 20 years of children, household pets and loved ones who are suffering from long term, chronic health problems.

Let's start to look at what we choose to bring into our homes and begin changing some simple habits by educating, informing, and protecting our families, children and friends. Getting the facts is the first step!

To your healthy home and healthy habits!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

UltraWellness Key #3: Is Your Inner Tube Making You Sick?

Unfortunately acid reflux affects millions of people in this country...are you one of them or do you know someone that does suffer from this discomfort? Here are some great tips to share and thanks to Mark Hyman who delivers a powerful message on why it is important to detoxify our homes and our bodies.

 Detoxifying is essential to ultra-wellness ~ M. Hyman, M.D.

To your health and the choices you make!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trash Inc. The Secret Life of Garbage

This story captures so many points of interest and will inspire anyone who is a consumer. Every minute of this video is worth watching.  It is important to look at this reality based on facts, and as a mother and an Eco-friendly consumer, it clearly outlines a message to all of us and helps to understand the magnitude of a universal problem as it impacts our environment and our well-being.

Some key points which are most shocking to me are the endless amounts of garbage we produce, where it travels to and our current status of the world trash crisis. As you will see, there are both long-term initiatives and short-term initiatives being made towards improving this garbage crisis. A sense of urgency is a clear message too and we all know we can start on immediate initiatives to help prevent the growing amount of trash in our homes, particularly as consumers of everyday products.

As this video points out, there are many communities, some more than others around the world, that actively participate in recycling programs which is a huge positive step. It's also encouraging to see so many schools and universities that educate and practice environmental responsibility for our younger consumer generation.

Trash Inc. The Secret Life of Garbage

As many of us would agree, 20 years ago - A "Going Green" lifestyle change was not a common consumer concern or business practice. I am extremely proud of those few business' that started over 20 years ago with a vision and dedication to environmental concerns particularly with consumable products and have established a business model that continues to grow stronger every year!

Educating ourselves and learning how to be a responsible consumer is an important step in the right direction. You are always one choice away from making a change, so please make a smart step today towards having cleaner water and a safer environment. If you are already doing this, Thank You!

As we continue to learn more from each other, please share what is your trash strategy at home, community or in your current business/company? It would be great to exchange some ideas and comments below to help spread some good green practices!

To your health and success!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Your Business Only Benefits When Your Customers Benefit First!

How often have you felt like a valued customer because you received superior quality service and/or an exceptional product experience? It would be great if the answer were "always" and ongoing "value" too.  Plus, if you knew you were receiving customer benefits that continued to last you a lifetime!

In these economic times, so many believe that it is more important than ever to exceed a customer's satisfaction standards and increase costumer value offers too. Especially when you compare an average household consumer who is needing everyday products, there is a huge emphasis on cost savings and quality service/products. We also know there are endless choices in our local community stores and at our fingertips too that offer unlimited access to so many online stores to shop from 24/7. Lot's of special offers, lots of hype, celebrity endorsements and expensive advertising campaigns just to name a few.

When you see/shop at a traditional consumer store and read their open business hours -  you know they are not making money during their closed hours of operation. On the flip side, as a business partner, wouldn't it be nice to be making money while you sleep? What if there was also a documented customer re-order rate of 95% and 100% customer satisfaction on all store products too!! WOW - does that sound like an amazing company to you? What if the company were also a Green manufacturer, producing less waste and lower impact on the environment? Plus, knowing that all the production of these manufactured products were all backed-up by credible science teams and universities that combined the best of science and nature to deliver the best to you, the consumer! And awarded Inc. 500 Hall of Fame and Better Business Bureau Hall of Fame to add more value and credibility!

As any one reading this might agree, these simply stated facts are absolutely lifetime benefits to the end consumer. As a customer, I can appreciate a business with integrity, a business that delivers exceptional service/products to help optimize an individuals well-being and a business that respects our environment too.  We know all too well that some company standards place profits over products, and it is those companies that continue to devalue their integrity, their brand and more importantly their customer loyalty and customer benefits.

I hope the next time you shop for your necessities at home, personal care products, nutritionals and non-grocery consumables, etc., you look at the value of the brand and determine how it benefits you. If you question the service or brand that you are currently using, then it's time to switch stores and try a new brand! You deserve a better value, especially if it makes smart economic sense, would make a difference in your life, your loved ones and the environment you live in too!

I'd love to hear from some of your favorite shopping experiences or products!

To your health and success!