Vacation Mode

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Many of you know I recently went on a much anticipated and greatly appreciated vacation. I feel so blessed to have been able to get away for 6 days. Vacation mode for me is super relaxed. I allowed myself to put away all the things I’m working on at home and just be. I slept, ate, went scuba diving, took in the beautiful scenery, ate and slept some more. Did I mention that I slept? I might have slept a lot. It was wonderful! I especially loved being under water again and seeing that … [Read more...]

You like me, you really like me!

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   When we are children, we crave the approval of our parents. If we do something wrong, we are met with unpleasant consequences and disapproval. We strive to do better. This is how our conscience is formed. We learn morals and grow up to understand societal expectations for our behaviour. We care what people think of us. However, it’s not always in our best interest to … [Read more...]

What do you do for FUN?

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    To this day my kids still talk about “the place where mom went down the water slides with us!” I remember as my husband walked off with the kids to go swim, I sat there enjoying the peace and quiet.   Sitting there looking pretty, I didn’t dare move cause others may see my imperfections.  As I people watched, I couldn’t help but notice a trend…all the women were sitting around covered up and looking pretty and all the dads were smiling, wet and having FUN!!! I … [Read more...]

Breakfast, Body-Fat, and Bad News…

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  If you are not doing this one thing when you wake up, then everyday you are adding on body-fat… If you are not doing this one thing when you wake up, then your results are causing you frustration… If you are doing this one thing when you wake up, then you are already achieving the results of having this bit of information That one thing is…‘Eating Within 1-Hour of Waking’.   So why do you want to Eating Within 1-Hour of Waking..? Mainly it should be because … [Read more...]

What’s your message?

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  I recently had an experience that got me thinking about what messages we unconsciously send to other people. I had received a voicemail letting me know that an order I had placed was ready for pick up. When I arrived, I went to the desk, gave my name and said that I was there to pick up my order. The guy behind the counter grinned at me really big and told me that he was the one that had called and left a message for me. Then he went on to tell me that I had the friendliest outgoing … [Read more...]

Beware of friends bearing gifts!

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        Gift Noun 1.    a thing  given willingly to someone without payment; a present   Prize Noun 1.    a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or race in recognition of another outstanding achievement. Adjective 1.    (esp. of something entered in a competition) having been or likely to be awarded a prize.   Ahemmm; pardon me while I step up on my soapbox for a minute......   Lately … [Read more...]

Are You Making These Makeup Mistakes?

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  Makeup is supposed to be the finishing touch that gives us confidence. But here’s what many women don’t realize: The way you apply your make up could be adding years to your appearance.   Here are the top five makeup mistakes that can make you look older… and what you can do to roll back the clock. Makeup Mistake #1: Heavy foundation   Foundation is a great way to smooth out your skin tone and give you a flawless, airbrushed look… if you don’t overdo … [Read more...]

Apple Immune Booster

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  It seems like everyone around me has a cough. Perhaps it's spring and the pollen is causing all the respiratory issues? I found an immune boosting drink that taste really good, is super easy to make and seems to be keeping me feeling great despite the coughs and sneezes all around me. Mix in a shaker: 1/2 cup bottled water 1/4 cup organic apple juice 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon pinch of sea salt dash of cayenne … [Read more...]

Be Who You Must Be

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  "I don’t know where you are on your path
 I have never stood in your shoes
 I see not with your eyes. I know not what your purpose is here
 In this stage of your evolution
 But I feel blessed to know you
 As you are not in my life by chance
 And you are my teacher
 As I hope you learn from me
 I pray I show reverence to you
 I pray not to judge you
 I wish to let you be
 Who you are
 Who you dream of being
 I will … [Read more...]

Skin Care for the ages

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  Taking care of your skin early on in life is critical to maintain a youthful looking skin throughout your life. We always assume that when we are young, we don’t need much, but starting early is key, because skin damage occurs at an early age. If you start taking care of your skin early on, the benefits will be long lasting and you will keep looking youthful for a long time. There are several factors that contribute to an aging skin. One of the most important is photoaging, which is … [Read more...]