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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What IS a Working Mom Really Bringing Home?

Below is just an example, but from the feedback I’ve received, it proves to be quite accurate. 

The figures may be conservative - you may make more, but chances are the expenses are more as well.


Monthly Income: $10/hr X 40 hrs/wk = $1,733/month

If you figure in preparation/travel time...a person working 40 hrs/wk probably uses another 2 hrs/day getting ready and traveling to/from, which makes it 50 hrs/wk.

Child Care: 1 child in full-time daycare at $100/week x 4 wks = $400/month (NOTE: some are in full-time daycare and after-school care) 

Taxes: the average person pays a minimum of 20% of their income in taxes (20% of $1600 = $320/month
Gas: this can really vary but today we know it’s a very real expense … let's say 1 tank of gas per week @ $40 = $160/month 

Clothing: professional clothing, uniforms, dry cleaning... $100/month 

Food Costs: eating lunch out, cafeteria, coffee or snack machines – we’ll budget a rather modest $5/day x 5 days/wk = $100/month 

MISC Expenses: housekeeper? summer camps? ...won't put numbers here, but definitely potential for add'l costs.

SUMMARY - $1,733 monthly income less $1,080 expenses = $653 bring-home pay = $4.08/hr (even less when travel/prep time are factored in).

Is $4/hour worth the stress & being away from home 40-50 hours a week? 

Shaklee has been a viable alternative for so many ... where you can work from home, set your own hours, sidestep so many “working” expenses. And you simultaneously benefit from free training, low overhead, reasonable start up costs, great tax advantages ... and more available time to do the things that matter most!

If you want to make a solid determination as to whether or not this is a business for you, then contact me.  
I promise to give you a realistic overview 
of what you can expect. 

There is only one success - 
to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Key To Success In Losing Weight & Getting Healthier

Many people will spend their last dollar on a miracle weight loss pill.

They will spend half their month’s pay on a diet program with slick advertisements that look like science.

They will give it their all for a couple of weeks or even months then quit as they fall into a state of depression thinking they will never achieve their health goals.

Do you want to know what they all have in common?

They have the desire to achieve a different result, but they didn’t change themselves.

See, in order for things to change, in order for our circumstances to change, in order for our failures to change into successes, we must change.

That’s right, we must change ourselves, our thinking, our actions before anything we set out to achieve.

Until we change our thinking, we will never change our actions.

Until we change our actions, we will never change our circumstances.

Until we change our circumstances, we will never change our lives.

It first starts with what we think about. If we only think about the negative like,

“Don’t eat this or that.”

“Don’t do this or don’t do that.”

“I always cave into my cravings, I never can seem to resist junk food.”

“I’m a stress eater, I always seem to get stressed and blow my diet.”

“My joints hurt and keep me from doing the exercises like I’m supposed to.”

“I always screw up.”

You get the picture.

We should always focus on the positive. We need to talk to ourselves in an encouraging way a lot like you would to a dear friend.

We need to say to ourselves things like,

“I know this time I will succeed in achieving my health goal because I am committed and I have found a sound way to start.”

“I am committed to following a healthy way to lose weight and get healthier.”

“I will reward myself when I make good choices and forgive myself for the times that I don’t. I refuse to feel condemned just because I eat a cookie.”

“I can start by doing light walking. I know that my speed and endurance will build “

“I look forward to how I will feel when I achieve my health goals.”

“I am happy with myself right now and am only looking to improve on what I already have. I refuse to base my self-worth on how I look.”

“I am more than what my scale says. I am more than the size of my clothes. I will remind myself of at least one good thing about me every day. I am my own best friend.” 

"I can do this. I will do this."

Read both sets of sentences out loud. Notice how you feel when you say the negative words to yourself? Do they sound familiar? Do they seem easy to say to yourself?

Now read the encouraging words to yourself. How do you feel? Do you feel good when you read them, but it seems awkward and hard to embrace for yourself?

So what if you feel silly reading the encouraging words to yourself. It only feels strange because you are so used to saying the negative words to yourself.

Start making yourself say the positive words over and over every day and it won’t be long till the right words sound better and come easier than the negative.

What we think and do every day becomes our actions and habits.

We act upon our thoughts. The part of our brains that cause us to take actions take their orders from the parts of our brains that produce our thoughts. They don’t care what the orders are – negative or positive – they just know they must produce the actions that are according to the thoughts produced.

Think negatively – and your brain will make sure you act negatively. The same holds true for positive thoughts – think positively and your brain will say, OK and produce positive actions.

Get the picture?

This can take a little time as new habits need to be developed till the old habits get crowded out, but just like anything else, with practice, deliberate practice, it becomes easier until its second nature or we won’t have to consciously think about thinking that way.

Then naturally our actions will follow. Our actions will automatically reflect our thinking. We start making better choices about everything including our eating and exercising as well as many other life choices.

And guess what? When we change our thinking, then ultimately our actions – we change the way we look.

That’s right, our appearance magically transforms us to reflect what we think and what we do.

It’s not magic really, it’s truth.

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all experienced it and we all know it to be true.

Both positive and negative people can be identified by how they look, how they speak and how they act.

So, back to the original title, “The Key To Success In Losing Weight & Getting Healthier” – it all starts with our thoughts, that lead to our actions, that lead to our lives changing.

It’s up to us it we want that change to be positive change or not.

Remember this quote,

“What you think, you look. What you think, you do. What you think, you are!”
~Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

Write it out and read it every day. Make a commitment to change you so you can change your weight, your health and ultimately your life!

Be well my friends.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Do You Know What The Most Important Stream Of All Is?

There are some very important "streams" in our world. 
Do you know what is considered one of the most important streams?
Hear what Dr. Shaklee says:

Friday, April 7, 2017

"What do you do?" 
 Do you define yourself with what you do for a living? 
Many people answer the question like, "I'm a teacher." 

"I'm a mechanic." "I'm a mom."
You may or may not love what you do, but do not let your "job" define "who" you are. 
You are much more than what you do every day. 
Much, much more.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This Month's Giveaway Is....

Free sample of Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate multipurpose cleaner!*

This sample of Basic H2 concentrate will make one bottle of window cleaner AND one bottle of multipurpose cleaner. So you get two bottles worth of cleaning!

Here is a short video on Basic-H2:

A 16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. 
We challenge you to use it up any time soon to clean everything from spilled milk, to bug guts on the window, to splattered spaghetti sauce.

One 16 oz. bottle makes:  

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Just fill out the short form below to tell us where to send the sample to and we will do that. This offer ends April 30, 2017.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Sale on Shaklee's Multi's Ends Today!

Good Morning & Happy Friday!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to save money on nutritional products.

Last day to get $5.00 cash back on any Vitalizer and

$2.00 cash back on any Vita-Lea Multivitamin for adults and Incredivites for children.

Also last day to save 10% off Shaklee Life Energizing Shake

Starting today begins our new sales for the month of April and ends April 30, 2017.

Purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit for your home and receive:

Free Shipping and Free Membership if not already a member & receive $5.00 cash back!

Purchase any other individual product and receive a free gift that goes with that product!

Get Clean® offers a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet®.

No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.

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You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*

Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate - just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.

The Get Clean Starter Kit contains:

Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)

Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)

Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)

Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)

Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)

Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent 32 oz. (Liquid) (1)

Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)

Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)

Nature Bright® Dispenser (empty) (1)

Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:

Organizer Caddy (1)

Spray Bottles (3)

Windows and Mirrors



Dropper Pipette (1)

1/4 oz. Dispenser Pump for 32 oz. Bottle (1)

Laundry Measuring cup (1)

Dual Measuring Spoon (1)

Cleaning Accessories (4)

Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Super Microfiber Window Cloth

Super Microfiber Dish Sponge

Miracle Scrubber Pad

That’s a lot of products for very little money!

And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

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So if ordering your multivitamins is on your To Do list, get them ordered today to save money!

If a Get Clean Starter kit is something you want to get, you can order today and get these awesome deals.

Be well my friends,


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What Do Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure & Diabetes Have In Common?

What do these major health issues have in common? 

They all can come from a lack of sleep.

While talking about sleep may sound boring – enough to put you to sleep - getting enough of it is crucial to good health.

When someone tells me, “All I need is 4-5 hours and I’m good” I’m not impressed. In fact it annoys me, because they think I should be impressed with how late they stay up and still do a day’s work.

I don’t think they’re cool; I think they’re acting stupid, maybe because of a lack of sleep.

Here’s what happens when you don’t get enough sleep:

Lose Your Sex Drive – I thought this first one would get your attention fast. 
Sleep specialists report that those who aren’t getting the recommended hours of restful sleep a night say they have a lower libido and men show a drop in testosterone. So before reaching for some testosterone building pills, maybe you could use more hours snoozing in bed.

Health Problems Start or Get Worse – Not enough sleep increases your chances for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. 
Researchers found that those who reported less than the recommended hours of sleep had more of these health problems. 
The body repairs itself and regenerates while sleeping. Plus, when we don’t get enough rest and we force our bodies to function anyway, we put undo stress upon it. This can lead to poor eating habits, lack of proper exercise, etc., which all can lead to poor health.

You Get Stupid – Lack of sleep really makes you dumb. I don’t say that to be mean, it’s true. 
Sleep plays a critical role in thinking, learning and retaining what you learn. You can’t concentrate, problem solve or reason effectively without sleep. Also, since sleep allows time for our brains to categorize our thoughts and experiences, if you don’t get enough sleep you won’t be able to remember what you learned or experienced.

You Have Accidents – Sleepy drivers on the road are a leading cause of automobile accidents. 
When you are sleep deprived your reactions to an emergency situation unfolding in split seconds on the highway are about as slow as a person who is drunk. 
Lack of sleep is also responsible for many job related accidents. Many workers when being honest admitted they screwed up or got hurt because they just were so tired and weren’t thinking clearly.

You Get Fat – When you don’t sleep enough you tend to overeat and not exercise. We touched on this above, but research backs it up. 
Studies show that when you lack getting the recommended amount of sleep you are 30% more likely to become obese.
Think about it, don’t you reach for the junk food when you’re tired and cranky?

You Look Older – Getting your “beauty sleep” isn’t just a saying, it’s true. 
If you don’t get enough sleep your skin, especially on your face tells the world. 
Lack of sleep is stressful to the body producing the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol breaks down collagen and collagen helps give skin its elasticity. 
Your slumped over, dragging body that’s exhausted also makes you look older.

Depression Creeps In – When you constantly short change yourself on sleep you can get depressed. If you are already battling depression, a lack of sleep can make it much worse. Taking care of yourself is important to beating stress and making sure you are getting enough sleep will help your mood tremendously.

So don’t try and impress me with your attitude of I don’t need sleep, because I’m not buying it.

It also makes me very upset when I see children not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. 
Children’s brains and bodies are growing so fast, their sleep is so very important to their development. 
Instilling good sleeping habits is very important and crucial to children’s health.

So how much sleep is enough?

For the average adult it is 8-9 hours. That’s sleep hours, not laying in bed hours.

For older adults or those who have serious health issues it is closer to the 10 hour mark. Think about it…if your body is fighting a major health issue it needs more nutrients and more restorative sleep to fight that battle every day.

For children it depends upon their age:

1-4 Weeks Old: 15 - 16 hours per day

1-4 Months Old: 14 - 15 hours per day

4-12 Months Old: 14 - 15 hours per day

1-3 Years Old: 12 - 14 hours per day

Naps play an important role in getting these hours all in. Unfortunately around three years old children tend to not want to nap because they're afraid they might miss something! 
That is why early bed times are very important. Instilling these habits now will make it much easier on them as they get older and attend school.

3-6 Years Old: 10 - 12 hours per day

7-12 Years Old: 10 - 11 hours per day – this is the age where I see many children not getting enough. Make sure they have an early enough bed time based on when they have to get up for school that gives them 10 hours of sleep. Stand firm even when they whine!

12-18 Years Old: 8 - 9 hours per day – though we all know teenagers will sleep much more than that if they can. 
Let them sleep as they may need it. 
Many teens go through major growth periods at this time and will require much more sleep than normal. Just don’t confuse laziness with needing more sleep. If they are sleeping all day because they are staying up late texting friends, then it’s time to set some limits.

Instilling good sleeping habits now will serve them well and help keep them healthy in the future.

Many people may be saying right now, “Well that sounds good, but I suffer with insomnia. That’s why I’m not getting enough sleep”.

Insomnia affects many people and there are just as many causes. They can range from stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, medications taken to chemical imbalances in the brain.

I urge you to seek out methods to help with insomnia starting with natural methods first. 

While medications can help some with short term insomnia, they are not meant to be used long term and I have never met anyone who said it continued to work for them past a certain point. 

What was causing the insomnia in the first place just continued and the medications eventually stopped working or worse, they couldn’t get any sleep without them, but the side effects made life unbearable – causing a terrible spiral downwards in their health.

It's important to get to the root of the problem - find out why you are not sleeping before choosing to medicate. 

We have worked with individuals and have helped them find more natural ways to get more sleep. For most people it was just a matter of making some lifestyle changes that weren’t too hard.

If you are interested in learning natural ways on how to get a better night’s sleep review the articles below and contact us for a free personal consultation. We may be able to help you find what works for you.

Supplements that help promote restful sleep are:

Passion flower, chamomile & valerian – found in Gentle Sleep Complex

Calcium & Magnesium together – found in Chewable Cal Mag Plus

Certain herbs – found in Stress Relief Complex

However, if you take certain medications you cannot take some herbs. Please contact us to see if these products are safe to take with the medications you are currently taking.

Contact us to learn more about finding natural ways to promote restful sleep.

Sweet dreams!

To Be Healthy

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