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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5 Easy Ways for Moms (& All Women) Can Get Healthier



1 - Kick the Stress

Most of us experience stress every day. Daily stress and anxiety wreak havoc with our sense of well-being and the impact of prolonged stress can have severe consequences on our health.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates 75-90% of all visits to the doctor's office are stress related. 
One key to good health is to keep levels of stress in check.

Get started by:

Identifying Your Stressors - 

Whether it's money issues, traffic or the piles of laundry, the first step to managing stress is knowing what is causing the most stress in your life. 
Once identified, you can begin to figure out how to overcome stress or manage it better. 
So what’s bugging you?

Setting Priorities -

Take stock to determine what's really important and learn to say "No". This can be one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself. 
You can’t do it all, so choose what is most important to you and learn to let the rest go. 
It’s OK if you start singing, “Let it Go, Let it Go…”

Delegating Responsibilities - 

You don't have to be "Supermom". 
Learn to ask for help and assign tasks to other family members. 
The best “managers” are those who know how to delegate. 
Teaching kids about responsibilities helps you, but it is also good for them. You are not helping them any by doing everything for them. 
One of the best lessons a mom can teach her children is how to take care of themselves.

Relaxing and Meditating 

Research has shown that taking time out of each day to relax and meditate can help reduce stress. 
This is so true. 
Taking just a few minutes a day to just sit and relax; breathe deep and empty your overcrowded brain can do wonders for your mood. 
Even if it means locking yourself in the bathroom with earplugs.

Exercise -

Don’t forget the benefits of exercise. See our tip on exercise below.

*Try Shaklee’s
 
Stress Relief Complex*, a botanical combination which includes a powerful stress reliever from green tea to help promote relaxation, alertness and concentration, and help relieve everyday stress in as little as 30 minutes.* 
This stuff works great. 
A Mom’s best friend during trying times.


2 - Get Enough Sleep 

Scientific evidence indicates that insufficient sleep can be harmful to our health.

Sleep Well and Re-energize - 

Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule; establish a relaxing bedtime routine; and try not to eat a meal, drink alcohol, caffeinated beverages or exercise within a few hours of bedtime. 
There is nothing like a good night’s rest to help with your day. It can be hard though when there are so many things on your mind. 
Try meditation, reading and hey, here’s an idea! - talking with your spouse! Just keep the talks light, nothing stressful.

*To contend with occasional sleeplessness and to help you get a good night's rest, try 
Shaklee Gentle Sleep Complex* which uses natural botanicals to promote a calm and restful sleep.


3 - Eat Right

Good nutrition is essential to health and poor food choices contribute to health challenges including weight gain. 
Start by improving your diet by eating a variety of foods, choosing whole grains, beans and legumes and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. 
Don't forget to include some lean protein from fish, chicken, soy and nonfat dairy and select heart-healthy omega-3 fats from fish, avocado and nuts.

*It’s hard to eat right and who has time to cook a big meal every day? 
So to help fill in the gaps don’t forget your vitamins. Shaklee’s Vitalizer is a complete daily vitamin regimen in a convenient easy to take pack. 
Just toss them in your purse or pocket and off you go – with energy! 
Plus we guarantee you will feel better in 30 days or your money back!

For women of child bearing years and teens –
 Vitalizer for Women
For men – 
Vitalizer for Men
For men and women over 50 – 
Vitalizer Gold with vitamin K for adults 50+ and Vitalizer Gold without vitamin K for adults 50+
For kids – Chewable for Kids 


4 - Exercise 

No brainer here. 
We all know that exercise is a healthy habit and it's never too late to start. 
You don’t have to train for a marathon to feel good. 
Just a 30 minute workout can boost your mood and you can literally kick stress out of the way. 
Walking is a great activity for everyone, too. Start with a 10 or 15-minute walk, especially if you haven't been exercising regularly and build up from there. 
Lifting light weights 2-3 times a week is a must for strong bones and keeping muscle. 
Do your best to be active every day. 
Exercise helps lower stress, lose weight and increase strength, which helps our stress level too.

*Shaklee can help your exercise program with their weight loss program and sports nutrition products.
 

Lose the weight & keep the muscle with
 Shaklee Healthy Weight
Check out our full line of sports nutrition products for both the weekend warrior and serious athlete:


5 - Take a "Timeout" with Friends

A landmark UCLA study suggests that hanging out with friends can actually counteract the kind of stress most women experience on a daily basis. 
When women engage in this 'tending or befriending' with children and other women, studies suggest that the hormone oxytocin is released, which further counters stress and produces a calming effect.

We always knew that friends made us feel good and now there is actual evidence that they are good for our health!
So the next time you need a lift-me-up or simply want to relax, call up your closest group of girlfriends for a fun gathering.



Watch our fun, short video of Moms and what we do here: 


Take care of yourself so you can continue to take care of those you love.



Want to learn more about how Shaklee helps to keep you healthy with products that come with a 100% money back guarantee?

Visit our website: 




*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.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Are You A Lonely Mom?



Being a stay-at-home mom is wonderful.

Being there when the kids wake up and also being there to snuggle and read bedtime stories is a feeling of blessedness.

The mom (or dad) at home arrangement has many benefits. We all know what they are, but it also can have many drawbacks. 

Some of those would be a tighter budget, loneliness and probably one of the most troubling is the feeling of lowered self-esteem.

Many stay-at-home moms and even moms who work outside the home may have given up their dreams for their families.

They often have given up fulfilling careers that may even pay better and have more job satisfaction. 

They may also have given up the dream of further education and pursuing a specific career.

It is common to find that women feel their very identity gets lost, especially if the woman ties a lot of her identity to what she did in her career. I know I did.

While it’s been touted many times that if a mother was to get paid for all the “jobs” she did, it would be well over $100,000 or even incalculable, those statements fall flat when the realities of life are staring back at us.

It can be easy for a mom to get lost in the day to day grind of diapers, dishes, laundry and all the endless chores.

Some women continue with their career and some women don’t. No mommy wars will be raged in this article, I assure you.

But whatever the path a mother chooses, there always seems to be huge sacrifices she has to make and that is simply not fair. Either choice can cause a sense of low self esteem, depression and loneliness. 

I see both sides because I have been both a working mother and a stay-at-home mother and I’ve cried over the sacrifices I’ve made in both.

I've cried when I had to leave my baby to go to work and I've cried at missing seeing a paycheck with my name on it and the feeling of accomplishment I got from my work.

I thought - you cannot win. Either way feels like a loss.

One day years ago while I was complaining about all this to another mom, a woman who actually was able to merge both worlds of working and raising her 5 children successfully asked me questions that changed my life. 

She asked, “Have you ever considered doing what I do? Have you ever wanted to have your own business?”

I halted mid complaint and thought, “Well, maybe. I mean who wouldn’t want to be their own boss, make a lot of money and still stay home with the kids?”

Is that even possible?

Then she began to show me what she did and how she did it.

She painted a picture for me and I could see myself in it. Slowly at first, then more clearly.

I actually saw, “me”.

I saw me not being so lonely, so isolated, so lost in being a mom, which I loved being so dearly, but felt I lost me in the process.

I saw me accomplishing my dreams, making my own money again and making a difference in the lives of others, all while still being there for my family.

Maybe you’re there.

Maybe you’ve been tearing up a bit as you read this because it describes you.

Do you feel you’ve lost, “you”?

Do you feel all you do is work, both in the home and out taking care of others?

Do you feel you are just treading water, barely keeping afloat?

Do you miss making your own money, or more money?

Do you feel unfulfilled and your talents are going to waste?

Then I will ask you the same question that someone was kind enough to ask me, “Have you ever wanted to have your own business?”

If the answer is yes, even a weak yes full of doubts and trepidation, then why don’t you take a leap of faith and learn more about it?

I know it’s scary contacting someone you don’t know and leaving your info to have someone contact you, but I assure you we have a legitimate business you can check out and check up on to verify what we say is true.

If you feel the time is right, check out our website here: WhyShaklee

and then click the “Contact Me” tab up at the top of the website’s page and ask to set up a phone interview to evaluate our business plan and see if it might be a fit for you.

There’s no obligation and we don’t automatically add you to any lists or share your information. 

We just offer a welcome option to moms who may feel there’s something missing in their life.

I promise you we are real moms who run their own businesses helping other moms just like someone helped us.

Watch this short video of moms who understand about isolation that moms feel sometimes and how they feel about having a business that helps others. 
Then check our company out and let us know if you would like to learn more.





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cutting Back On Calories? Be Sure & Do This

That's great, but make sure you are eating regularly throughout the day and not skipping meals or starving yourself.
Doing so will cause your metabolism to slow down even more, burning less fat and you will be hungry, cranky and weak.
That will not allow you to sustain your goal in losing weight.
You will end up caving in the end, possibly binge eating and feeling horrible.
So be sure to eat good food often.
Cutting back on calories is a good thing, just don't try and do too much all at once.
Small steps each day will result in big results!


Ready for a "Fresh Start"?
Contact us today to book an appointment with a consultant to discuss if doing a "Healthy" Cleanse is right for you.
It's free!
Just click the Contact Us tab at the top of this page to make an appointment.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Stressed? Nervous? Have Nerve Pain? Try This.


Do you suffer from:
Mood swings?
Irritability?
Nervousness?
Fatigue?
Depression?
Brain fog?
Stress?
Hair loss?
Nerve pain?

You may be deficient in B vitamins.

B vitamins help to give you more energy by enabling the body to release energy from the food you eat. 

They also do an amazing job at helping your body and mind cope with stress. 

The more stress you are under the faster your body burns the B’s.

B vitamins are vital to the nervous system. They produce a definite chemical reaction on the nerve endings that affect the neurotransmitters, allowing messages to reach the brain. 

Countless people, including myself have achieved remarkable results from taking B-Complex to help with problems such as MS, Fibromyalgia and other diseases affecting the nervous system.

Folic acid is well known to help prevent birth defects and it is essential to have an adequate supply before a woman becomes pregnant.

B vitamins are also needed for a variety of critical functions. They form protective antibodies, are critical to the production of healthy red blood cells, are essential for normal growth and contribute to healthy skin and hair.

Food that contains B vitamins:

Meat
Dairy
Eggs
Fortified Cereals
Spinach

It is extremely hard to get enough of all the B vitamins from just diet alone. 

Add in all the extra stress we face nowadays and we fine most people are deficient.

This is why it’s often recommended to add B vitamin supplements to a healthy diet.

You must take B vitamins together as a family.

Did you know that taking too much of one B vitamin can throw off the balance of the other B vitamins? 

That is why you almost never take large amounts of individual B vitamins alone like just B12, etc. without making sure you are consuming the other B’s in their proper balance.


Shaklee B-Complex vs. other brands

Other manufacturers often include little to none of the more expensive B vitamins such as biotin and folic acid. 
Shaklee provides all 8 essential B vitamins in the right ration including 100% of the DV for biotin and folic acid.

Shaklee B-Complex contains no preservatives, sweeteners or artificial coloring.

Prior to taking Shaklee I found other B vitamins made me jittery and I did not get the same results as I did when I switched to Shaklee’s B-Complex.

The color of your urine will turn yellow when your body is getting enough B vitamins. This is normal. 
Know that you are not wasting your vitamins. The yellow color is actually the color urine is supposed to be. 
When we are under stress or our bodies are depleted of B vitamins, urine will lighten in color till clear – a sign you are deficient in B vitamins.

I love B-Complex! 
This is one supplement I literally cannot live without. 
Shaklee’s B-Complex is the main reason I can walk and am living a normal life. 
Without it I would not be able to do all that I do.
If you want to talk more about B-Complex, just contact me. I will be happy to talk with you more on how B-Complex has helped me and countless others.





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I Remember, George

Sharing a sweet memory here to help those who may be dealing with someone close to them who has Alzheimer's or dementia. 

I used to take care of some horses for a family who had a grandmother that lived with them who had this. 


Often I would stop in to discuss the horses, etc. with the owner and would stop to talk briefly with her grandmother. 


She started to on occasion recognize me when she saw me and would say hello. 


That began our friendship. 


I started to stop by daily just to give her someone new to see and help her not feel so lonely. It was only for a few minutes, but I came to enjoy our brief visits. 


She was funny at times and on rare occasions was lucid enough to share a story from her youth.


Her room had a picture window that looked over the pasture and the horses often hung out right outside her window. 


She loved the horses and always asked me their names, which she of course would never remember. 

Every time I visited she would ask me my name and would get upset with herself because she never remembered it.


One time she started to cry as she confessed her fear of losing her memory and the embarrassment of never remembering my name.
 

She couldn't remember her husband or children or where she used to live and work.

I just told her, it didn't bother me and that if she couldn't remember my name to just call me George! 

We laughed at the funniness of it and ironically, that name she could remember. So from then on she just called me George.

Her granddaughter couldn't find anyone to take care of her grandmother. She often would scream, fight and get upset with people, so she asked me to on the times she and her family needed a break and go out if I would stay with her since she seemed comfortable with me.


How could I resist?


I would sit and talk with her for a short while about the horses or whatever. She would then look out the window for a brief moment, turn back and say, "Oh! When did you get here?" and the conversation would start all over again. 


I didn't mind. To her it was a brand new conversation.


Some days she acted out in anger or fear and who wouldn't if you couldn't remember people or things or think that news story you just saw was happening to you?


It's terrifying to see them screaming the house is on fire because they saw on the news about a house fire. 


She struggled to know who I was at times, but I would just repeat, I'm George, the horse lady and she would get a glimmer of recognition and calm down a bit. 


It got harder towards the end when the family was forced for their safety's sake to put her in a home. 


The nurses said I ended up being the last person she recognized and the staff also called me George, which was so funny.


At her funeral I was not allowed to attend - other family members mistakenly thought I was after her money, which I found odd, because I thought the woman had no money - that is why she was staying with her granddaughter. 


I treasured her stories and laughter and the few memories she could share.


So I sent a huge purple flower display - her favorite color with just the words, "From George".


Only the granddaughter and her family knew who they were from and we giggled as the other stuck up family members were trying to figure out who George was. They were so afraid this "George" would sue them for her money.


I could care less.


I tell you all of this and share this memory with you to offer those who deal with this horrible disease that attacks the ones we love so dear, because the lesson is to cherish those fleeting moments of lucidity that do come and then go in a blink of an eye.


It's not all bad, even though the bad days seem to outnumber the good. Just take what little good you can find.


Your parents tolerated your toddler temper tantrums and irrational fears and now the tables have turned and you are the one dealing with their tantrums and irrational fears. 


Let their past guidance and patience with you encourage you to do the same with them. 

The parent has now become the child and it's hard on us to switch roles and see them become so frail and dependent on us when we are still needing "them" to parent us.


That is when we must turn to God the Father for his parental guidance, strength and courage that we can find nowhere else. 


He and He alone will help us take care of those who have spent their lives taking care of us and who desperately need us to remember for them.

Find the little joys in this. 

Come up with outrageous ways to remember names. 
Play games with them. 
Be calm when they are not. 
Be the rock they were for you. 

Enjoy repeating yourself over and over, because it won't be long before they will be free from the shackles of this life and it's cruelty. 

Then you will give anything to have the opportunity to repeat yourself one more time.

Take if from me, George, the memories will only remember the sweet times. ❤️





Saturday, April 21, 2018

Save the Bees!


Don't be so quick to kill the dandelions! 

They are the first food for emerging bees who are starving. 

Bees are in decline due to many factors, poisoning from pesticides and starving from weed killers are the two biggies.

If they starve and die out, most of our fresh foods will, too.


Our healthy existence actually depends upon the bees existing.


Do you part by not spraying herbicides (weed killer) and not using pesticides.


Learn natural ways to prevent pests and reduce weeds. 


They actually work better in the long run because you are working "with" Nature instead of against her.

Try our natural, safe & non-toxic household cleaners and laundry products here: 


Order our Get Clean Kit and receive free shipping off of your entire order!

Want a free sample of our multi-purpose cleaner, Basic-H? Click the "Contact Us" tab up top and tell us you would like one and we will send it out to you right away! 


Celebrate Earth Day - By Saving Money!



Dear Shaklee Family,

Earth Day is a special day here at Shaklee. 

We created the first recognized biodegradable cleaning product – Basic-H and we were the first company to be certified Climate Neutral, meaning we make sure that we offset our carbon footprint.

You may be thinking, “Well, that’s nice, but what has this to do with me?”

You are a big part of that! 

Every time you choose to use a safer product to clean with or wash your clothes in, you are not only saving the planet by not polluting it, you are also saving your health and the health of your family from the dangerous effects of toxic chemicals.

The small act of scouring the sink and washing the towels can have a huge impact on the health of all us. 

We are all a product of Nature and our very existence relies on Nature.

To help you “save the world”, we are offering a special this month of free shipping on any order that contains a Get Clean Starter Kit

This kit contains everything you need to clean your house and do the laundry. There is so much cleaning punch in this kit it will save you over $3400!

You're like, "Yeah, right! How can this one little cleaning kit save me $3400?!"

Because Shaklee's Get Clean Kit is so concentrated, a very little goes a really long way.

PLUS! 

If you order directly from me at ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com 
I will give you $10 cash back to spend on whatever you like!

Shaklee takes it one step further and will have a tree planted in your honor for every kit purchased.

We did a special Health Talk this month on how to have a Healthy Home and if you would take some time to view it, tell us what you think of it, then we will give you a special gift. 

To view it, click here: 

And one more special – we are giving away free samples of our multi-purpose cleaner, Basic-H². 

Enough to make one bottle of multi-purpose cleaner and one bottle of window cleaner. 

Just tell us you want your free sample by clicking the "Contact Us" tab up top and we will send it out to you right away!

In addition to saving the planet, saving your health, we also like to save you money and with Shaklee’s Get Clean line, we can save you a lot of money because our products are so concentrated, they seem to last forever!

Whew! That’s a lot of free stuff!

So don’t delay in getting all your free stuff this month and learn ways to help you do your part in saving our home – Earth.

We all thank you!



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