For years we’ve been told that we should put the needs of everyone else before our own. We hear that message everywhere. I have struggled with the feeling of selfishness whenever I do something for myself. I recently read an article in the ” Best for Women” magazine published by Soroptimist Intl, that changed my viewpoint on this subject. In the article, Patricia Donoghue uses the example of the oxygen masks on an airline. We’re told to put on our own masks first, then help those around us. Why do the airlines tell us this? Because we can’t help anyone else if we’re suffocating! What we’ve lost overRead More →

Need to relieve stress quickly? Try these 20 tips to decompress… Take deep breaths. Breathe deeply from within your diaphragm 10 times, letting out each breath slowly. Light candles, day dream, relax your muscles. Take some “me” time. Whether it’s a few minutes each day or an hour a week, take time for YOU to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Laugh more! Share your laughter with a few of your best friends when you host a relaxing Spa with your BeautiControl Independent Consultant. Detox your mind and your body with a BC Spa Detox Detoxifying Bath Soak. Meditate. No need to go on a retreat toRead More →

Teaching Children to be Physically Active by Dan Gilbert Children were born to be active. As soon as they are out of the womb, children have the strong desire to crawl, walk and run through life. Unfortunately, however, this strong desire is starting to diminish at alarming rates as children get older and technology gets more advanced. With the hustle and bustle of society and everyday lives, parents may find it hard to be physically active themself. However, this is just another excuse to not exercise, and one your child will mimic. Children need a role model in their life show them what is rightRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! That’s the excitement that kids have at this time of year. Adults are usually thinking the same thing, except sometimes with not such an excited tone. We sometimes get “lost in the weeds” and can’t just enjoy the moment, mostly because of the stress caused by the activities this time of the year. So here are my favorite ways to relieve some of that stress so you can actually enjoy the holiday. Make a prioritized list Although some people believe that looking at that long list of “to-do’s” is even more stressful,Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I absolutely love this time of year. The cool weather signals that the holidays are near, and that also means it’s time for me to reflect on everything that’s happened over the year…good and bad. This year, I lost some dear friends, was laid off from a job I really liked, and was a victim of credit card fraud. I also gained back 5 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose. All of those other things make the unwanted 5 pounds seem not so bad. So why does that bother me the most right now? It’s called theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! “Progressive Muscle Relaxation”. Sounds like a complicated way to relieve stress, doesn’t it? I’m going to let you in on how easy is it, and how much it can help relieve some of the stress in your life…and your body. Backache by Graur Razvan Ionut When you’re under stress, tension tends to be stored in your muscles, causing headaches, back aches, and any number of aches, pains and illnesses. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is an easy, and very effective way to release that tension. The idea behind it is simple: to focus on specific muscles, contracting each one for 8 to 10Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever stopped to think about what the sayings we use everyday mean? “When it rains, it pours”. That just about sums up the last two weeks around our house. It’s been chock-full of drama, action and adventure, so much so that you could write a movie about it. So how do I stay calm and stress free through it all? It’s really tough, but I certainly try. Here are some tips to help get you through the action adventure movie you call your life: Take 10: Just like actors on a movie set, you haveRead More →

Like this? Then share it on Facebook! Whether you’re going to the beach this summer, going to the mountains, or enjoying a “staycation”, you can relax, refresh & renew. If there’s nothing else that I’ve learned in this business, you can have a spa day wherever you are. Let me show you how…. It doesn’t take much: a tote with a few products and an MP3 player! I suggest a small spa tote, but any small bag will do. Just make sure that it keeps any products upright that can spill. Mine is cheetah print BC Spa tote. I figure if I’m going to doRead More →