Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of © Blue Shield of California. All opinions are 100% mine.
Today everybody is trying to be more concious of thier health. Taking care of our bodies of course is one of the best ways to prevent many diseases.
Doctor Jim and his sidekick Bob are out on the web to help. They scour the internet everyday looking for people that have problems, and then they post their vidos as answers to them!
Doctor Jim is a REAL doctor, and him and Bob, offer a humerous alternative to your regular, internet website that gives you information. They add a fun spin on health advice making it accesable and taking the intimidation factor of it down,
Blue Shield of California is a not for profit comoany, they offer easy access to alternative care like chiropractors and acupuncturists (and beleive me peopel this stuff works) They also offer easy access to great doctors and a wide variety of affordable health pans!
Doctor Jim and Bob discuss common health issues such as Hiccups, Diarrhea, Insomnia, Constipation or muscle cramps. The videos offer informative information along with amusing banter between Doctor Jim and Bob,
I really enjoyed the video on Muscle Cramps, I am someone who often gets them and as a massage therapist I know that many people don't know exactly how to deal with a muscl cramp. As you can see in the video below, Doctor Jim and Bob offer some great advice.,
You can get more information on Docor Jim and Bob on thier facebook site
There you can watch all the videos and even take a quiz to see if you are smarter then Doctor Jim (good luck!)
These are great videos, and its great to see a company helping out the public with free health information!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Diets, as a rule have been known as a way to eat that isn't necessarily the best for your body, or for your palate.. never-mind what eating a diet of the same low-calorie, possibly artificially flavored food will do to a person's energy.The Milf Diet is a program that simply makes sense! Its a diet based on whole grains, seasonal eating, natural sweeteners, and (mostly) plant based proteins. Its a holistic, natural, additive free way to eat yourself skinny.....
Basically put ladies and gentlemen, its how you SHOULD be eating anyways.
The Milf Diet is full of recipes that are not only appealing to the palate, but they are great for your body, mind, skin, and the earth.
Jessica Porter is also the author of The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics as well as a private whole foods chef, manager of The Way to Health Program at the Kushi Institute in Becket Massachusetts, and a certified hypnotherapist specializing in hypnosis for childbirth.
The book has options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. Many of the recipes are versatile and meat can be added in place of or in addition to an ingredient.
If you are into eating healthy and trying to get the rest of the family to do so (while loosing a few extra pounds in the process) this is a wonderful book to add to your recipe collection.
Not only is it filled with recipes, but tips on how to cook and select the perfect ingredients for the recipes.
Jessica Porter give tips on kicking things that many of us rely on (despite it hurting our bodies and our waist lines) Learn to kick sugar and caffeine and learn why its so important to get these out of our diets!
While I'm not sure I'm ready to give up dairy yet (I mean whats a Milf without her wine and cheese nights) I do think that as a rule and for the most part this is a great diet to follow.
The Milf Diet retails for $35.
I received a free copy of The Milf Diet for this review. All opinions are 100% mine I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Micheal Garland's beautiful illustrations are just what's needed to go with this uplifting story. You and your child will love seeing the military in full uniform help Santa out, this year on Christmas!
I love this book especially being from somewhere that the military is such a big part of our community. This would be a wonderful gift for a child who's parents are in the service.
You can find copies of The Night Santa Got Lost:How NORAD Saved Christmas at
Monte Cristo Bookshop
13 Washington Street
New London, CT 06382
All opinions found in this review are 100% mine, I received a copy of The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monte Cristo Bookshop
New London CT 06382
You can also find it at www.indiebound.org
All opinions found in this review are 100% mine, I received a copy of Santa From Cincinnati. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
- No Trans-Fats
- No Partially Hydrogenated Oils
- No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Colors
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- Carrot Chips
- Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
- Chipotle Maple Almonds
- Country Ranch Peas
- Cinnamon Spiced Granola.
Then to a craft fair with yummy local crafts, local maple cream and candies and even a glass blowing shop where we got some great Christmas gifts at a fair price! All this in western Massachusetts.
Reminding me why I love new England!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and I will be updating soon!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Take the Test to See if ‘Self Lies’ are Holding You Back
Prophets and philosophers throughout history have spoken of the potential calamities embedded within lies.
“Relationships are ruined every day because of lies,” says former IBM executive Cathy Holloway Hill, a life improvement consultant and author of “Lies, Love & Life,” (www.chollowayhill.com). “Think about the collapse of our economy starting in 2008 – it didn’t happen because bankers and other key players were honest and acted with integrity. It happened because of lies. But the most damaging lies are the ones we tell ourselves.”
“Self lies” cause us to perpetuate a cycle of failure, she says, and the first step in reversing the pattern is recognizing them.
Hill has developed three questions – a Lie-Q test – for people who can’t seem to find success, whether it’s in romance, weight loss, finances or just general contentment.
• Have you ever told yourself, “I’m too old for that”? That’s just one of the many common self lies. Others include, “I will never find true love;” “I’ll never get out of debt;” “I can’t change who I am.” While the briefest of analyses demonstrates how illogical these lies are – people find true love, get out of debt and change every day – we persist in believing them. If you tell yourself you can’t, you won’t make the real effort required to succeed.
• Do you pretend to be happy when you’re not? Many of us have pretended to be happy on the job or at home when, in truth, we’re very unhappy. Sometimes we pretend for the sake of others; sometimes because we worry about the consequences of expressing our true feelings. And sometimes, we do it to convince ourselves that we’re happy. Are you happy? If you’re not sure, or if you’re sure you’re unhappy, Hill recommends getting into “self-discovery” mode. Take a close look at the hobbies, relationships, activities and work you enjoy. Determining what they are and working them into your life starts the process of feeling more content, she says.
• Do you think you can’t find a more satisfying job? It’s important to find satisfaction and gratification in our work lives, Hill says. “We spend most of our waking hours on the job so if yours feels tedious, meaningless and dead end, you will be happier if you’re at least working on a Plan B,” she says. Since the economic downturn and soaring jobless rates, the mantra has been, “Be grateful if you have any job at all.” That’s the wrong attitude. “If you have an exceptional skill and are willing to work hard, chances are you can find something that makes you happier. If it’s not a paying job, perhaps some volunteer work on the side,” Hill says. Make a list of your skills and the things you enjoy. Do any of these match job descriptions in the real world? You may be surprised to find that your dream job – or something close to it --is out there. “Why wouldn’t you go for it?” she asks.
About Cathy Holloway Hill
Cathy Holloway Hill is founder of C. Holloway Hill Enterprises, an international consulting, training and professional speaking firm focusing on personal and professional growth and effectiveness. Her guidance is sought by Fortune 100 companies, youth organizations and individuals who want to transform their lives. Hill has a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in psychology and numerous life coaching certifications. After 25 years in the corporate world, she walked away from her successful career at IBM in order to pursue her passion – helping people live happier lives. She is a winner of Indiana’s Torchbearer Award for contributions to her state.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I read that Topricin provides pain relief by improving circulation which would improve quality-of-life. My mother lhas pain in her hips and shoulders this would be a product she could try without having to take any medication.
Thanks USA, send me an email with your address and contact info and I'll have the folks over at Topricin send out your stuff!
Thanks so much for entering
And don't forget to enter the
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Better Nutrition magazine, 5th consecutive year (2008-2012)
• Pain and Inflammation Category
Essential Supplement Award, 2012
Taste for Life magazine
• Pain Relief Category
Vity Awards Winner, 2011
Vitamin Retailer magazine, in 3 categories:
• Best Herbal Supplement
• Best New Herbal Supplement
• Best New Natural Remedy
Natural Choice Award Winner, 2011
That's pretty impressive list. The people over at Curamin certainly know what they are doing when it comes to helping relieve pain, but how does it work exactly?
Well Curamin is all-natural supplement that enhances the body's natural defense mechanism for the relief of pain due to exercise and overuse. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps get the cells in your inflammation pathways working, with the added BCM-95 Curamin has found a way to make standard curcumin (found in turmeric) more easily absorbed into the system! The formula used in Curamin has been found to be 10 times more effective then standard curcamin extracts!
Curamin is made by Europharma, a company that provides clinically proven effective nutritional supplements and natural remedies. The president and founder of Europharma, Terry Lemerond, has a newsletter that you can subscribe to for natural health updates. You can subscribe to his newsletter at
Give Curamin a try for yourself, a 60 count bottle sells for $34.95. You can find it at Whole Foods and other natural health stores. Just visit the "Where to Buy" tab on the top of the website, type in your zip code, and a store near you will come up!
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Contest ends December 7, 2012 at midnight; I will pick the winner and post it the next day!
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Health Warrior Chia Bars come in three flavor; Peanut Butter Chocolate, Coconut, and Acai Berry. My favorite was the Coconut, It was packed with Chia seeds and I really enjoyed the real coconut flavor, rather then the fake or sugary taste that you get with the coconut in a candy bar. My second favorite was the Peanut Butter Chocolate (this happened to be Bella's favorite flavor) The chocolate peanut butter flavor makes the bars taste like a treat, while still packing in all the benefits of chia seeds.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
When it comes to anything in my home, I try to go the natural route, there are so many problems that we know about (and of course there are the ones that we don't know yet about... scary)
Topricin is a medication that does just that. Introduced to the world in 1995, Lou Paradise, created a homeopathic pain relief and healing cream that is safe for the entire family. Because I now have a toddler, I am much more aware of the products that I put on my body, also since I went through massage school, I have learned that much of the products that we use contain preservatives or chemicals that if not harmful for us, are mostly useless so we are paying for product that isn't really doing anything except taking up space.
With ingredients like Arnica, Calendula, and Belladonna; the healing properties of Topricin are easy to see, these are all herbs and plants that I use and recommend separately to my clients when they are injured, so I have faith that they work well in a combination. Topricin has 11 homeopathic medicines, compare that to the five inactive ingredients, Topricin obviously gives you you're money's worth.
Topricin Kids features 14 homeopatic medications!
Topricin works with your body to help it heal the problems; it helps to balance your healing chemicals, and get them to work on you body! Its fast, lasting, and its not going to have harsh or strange side effects.
Topricin is regulated by the FDA and was recently recognized for treatment of pain associated with Fibromyalgia!
Topricin Junior, has received the Parent Tested Parent Seal of Approval, so its recognized as a great product for kids!
So now that we know Topricin really cares about the world and its obviously a great product to put your money into, lets talk about how it works.
Lou Paradise suffered from bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, due to injuries that he suffered while serving as a Marine. While Lou had been in the Military he had gained knowledge from British and Traditonal MD's trained in the fields of traditional natural medicines. He experimented and eventually came up with the formula for Topricin! In 1994 Topricin was introduced to the world and in 2009 Topricin introduced the foot and children's formulas!
To use Topricin you simply rub it on to the area where you are having pain. Then you will start to experience some pain relief in 15-20 minutes. The cream should be reapplied three to four times a day especially before bed and first thing in the morning. You can also rub it on every half hour for severe pain until it goes away. I found that it helps a lot with my back pains that I get during my period.
Topricin is safe for everyone, Diabetics, Children (although most pediatricians recommend the Junior formula for children) seniors, and it doesn't have any reactions to other medications!
Always check with a doctor before trying new self treatments when on medications or pregnant
Since I first started using Topricin about a year ago, you can always find it in my purse, from my experience it works, I use it before and after I start typing at a computer for a day, and I use it whenever my daughter complains of a pain that I attribute to a bruise or growing pain.
Topricin doesn't require a prescription (although your doctor may recommend it)
Topricin is a great treatment and it is proven to work, its a wonderful addition to any homeopathic first-aide kit, and will be on hand for my kids bumps and bruises that are sure to occur as school kicks into full gear!
For a limited time you can try Topricin and share it with friends for just one penny (plus $5.95 shipping and handling) you can get a Topricin Kids "Care and Share" package! Which includes a 1.5oz tube of Topricin as well as 15 sample size packets to share with friends. A regular tube retails for $12.99, this is a great opportunity to try out Topricin. To find out more or get this deal for yourself check out http://www.topricin.com/product/kidscareandshare/h
Monday, October 1, 2012
While you may want to avoid talking politics in social settings, the same is not true at home. In fact, children are witnesses to our most honest opinions on most matters, including politics. As parents, you are responsible for introducing the idea of politics and debate to your children, and launching their personal journey toward being part of the democratic process. No small task.
How can parents help their children to understand the importance of politics and debate while reassuring them that they're safe?
According to Claire Haas, vice president of education, Kiddie Academy (www.kiddieacademy.com), "The key to making sense of the election is explaining politics in a way that a child can understand and digest. In fact, parents shouldn't miss this great opportunity to teach their families about expressing and respecting differing opinions."
Claire offers the following tips and election-related activities for children:
Have a Party: Encourage your child to create their own mock political party. They can decide on their platform, create a symbol and even debate siblings or friends on the merits of their party. Perhaps the winner gets to choose the next movie to see or meals for a week.
Vote on it: Macaroni & cheese or tacos for dinner? Create a mock voting booth and ballots for each member of the family. When all the votes have been cast, tally the results and talk about the process and how it relates to choosing a president.
Dinnertime Debate: Give each member of the family 2 minutes over dinner to discuss why they prefer one candidate over the other. Be sure to include younger children - it may result in some unique perspectives. Children can practice important life skills, including active listening, respect for others and taking turns.
Provide Age-Appropriate Answers: Younger children may simply want to know what an election means, in the most basic terms. Older kids will likely want more details.
Explain Yourself: Particularly if you are passionate about the candidate you prefer, take the time to explain why. Defend your position, and what you like or don't like about each candidate. Encourage your kids to ask questions or choose a candidate they prefer, even if it's not the same as your own choice.
Write a Letter: Whether electronic or old-school ink and paper, writing a letter to a politician is a great way to demonstrate the democratic process, and the importance of sharing opinions. In an election year, it's likely your child will get a response.
Here are the addresses:
President Barack Obama, The White House,1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 (Link to email form:http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments)
Romney for President, PO Box 149756, Boston, MA 02114-9756 (LInk to email form:http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions)
You can also find your local representatives by starting at www.(your state).gov.
To download more tips and ideas for introducing politics to children, parents can visit the Kiddie Academy Family Essentials blog at www.kafamilyessentials.com-----------------------------------------------------------------
I'm struggling a bit right now, it's no fun when your three year old asks you to go get money, especially when you have none. Yet, I feel happier now, I feel better then I did living out West with ample money and time. Here I feel needed, I feel I have things to do I feel like a normal person.
A lot of my time is spent in my head, tryin to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing, my life is a big mix of my daughter, music, massage, work, and trying to find work. As well as trying to keep food on the shelves of my house.
But I'm confident it will all work out, in the end I believe that everything happens for a reason, sometimes the reasons aren't so easy to see.
I've been considering putting my little one into modeling, she doesn't take a ba picture and with ky current finances, I'm not else how else we'll get her ini college. It's a scary thought I don't want a little Lindsey Lohan on my hands; but this face she's got had potential and I don't want to waste it!
Friday, September 28, 2012
I'm all about health and wellness, since becoming a massage therapist it has taken a major roll in my life. And I find that I am always trying to spread the word to people that I meet.
Its always nice to find a website that is well rounded and has resources for wellness, but isn't so overbearing with adds that I feel like I'm walking around a wellness add campaign
My Well-Being is a site that does just that, not only have I found great information about health such as the nutritional value of mushrooms, and suggestions on how to eat healthy now that school is back in full gear, the ideas for snacks were simple but some that I could really use!
In the money section of the site, I feel excited knowing that my outlet shopping addiction is acctually saving me money!
The people section has some great ideas on keeping the family together and organized, while the play section has some great ideas for parties and wine making!
Be sure to play some of the brain games, I'm super ready to get my brain working with the memory games, word bubbles and a whole list of other games that are lots of fun and acctually get my brain working for the day!
This is a site that could benefit everyone, and I have found so much useful information, if you want to stay up to date with the latest information coming out regarding health and wellness then My Well-Being is the site for you, its a great way to learn new things and get some great ideas that you may have never thought of before!
Now if you join My Well-Being you can get a FREE Dummies book!! We all know how much I love the Dummies books! They are packed with information that is easy to read, and useable in my day to day life!
So sign up for the Well-Being Program, get your dummies book, and keep yourself in the know about health and wellness its something that will help you stay up to date, as well as stay healthy!