Apr 4th

Why Natural Remedies Work & Drugs Don't

By Maria Malec

Have you noticed how we live in a world which has traded personal awareness and responsibility for powerlessness and synthetic solutions?  The intent of this article is to merely ignite the thought process of overturning this culture of sickness by learning why natural remedies work and drugs don’t.  Our bodies are always seeking balance and all the parts depend on each other to work properly. While our bodies have the potential for dis-ease, there exists an internal system for self-healing that can be reinforced with natural remedies. 

Before the advancement of modern medicine, people relied upon plant resources, like essential oils, to remedy health concerns.  Incorporating essential oils into a daily routine can effectively address the everyday wellness needs of your family. An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled from leaves, stems, shrubs, trees, seeds, bushes, flowers bark and roots of plants. The life blood of plants serve as natural remedies; they are

·        anti-fungal

·        anti-viral

·        anti-bacterial

·        anti-inflammatory

·        hormone balancing

The highest quality oils, therapeutic grade, are made from organic plants and distilled at low temperatures to retain the organic healing properties. Simply, they keep the human body in a whole state of balance. This means they are particularly designed to:

·        Cleanse

·        Protect

·        Oxygenate

·        Nourish

·        Heal

Drugs are synthetic, dead matter; inhibit, block, and interrupt normal bodily functions, in addition to having negative side effects.  These reasons verify why natural remedies work and drugs don’t.

Essential Oils can be extremely effective, safe, economical and easy to use while tending to a whole range of health issues, right in your own home:

·        Anti-bacterial properties make them highly effective for sanitizing, disinfecting, deodorizing and air purification, as well.

·        Some essential oils make excellent toxin free cleaning agents for removal of grease, oil, carpet stains, crayon, etc.

·        Powerful anti-oxidant properties in some essential oils make them amazingly effective in anti-aging, energy and health giving applications both alone and when combined with supplements.

·        And of course, nothing beats the power of essential oils in personal care products for skin, hair and personal hygiene.

Additionally, essential oils are easy to use and further maintains why natural remedies work.  The 3 simple applications of oils are:

§  Inhalation

§  Topical

§  Oral Ingestion

Learning how to use oils is not hard.  Once you get accustomed to using them as you would use other remedies, you will discover many more uses to suit your unique needs.

Making the decision to exchange toxic products for natural ones is an active step in bringing balance to all areas of your life and that of your family.  What are you waiting for?  Start NOW to see what Natural Remedies work positively in your home.


Maria is a wife, mother of five children and educator, whose passion for wellness has driven her purpose for the past 15 years.  She shares her knowledge and experience to help others in their wellness journey and how to live optimally through vision, action and achievement.  To find out more about Maria’s approach, please visit her website at http://www.naturalremedieswork.weebly.com

Mar 27th

3 Components your business MUST be built on - Readin’, ‘Ritin’, and ‘Rithmetic!

By Veronica Drake

These 3 elements must be firmly in place for you to have a thriving, evolving business.

Reading = Research

Get a plan – remember the last time you got in your car to go to an event and thought you knew the way and you didn’t!  It caused a lot of stress, anxiety and lost time.  Don’t be the fool I was and start your business without a plan!

Having a simple one-page plan that maps out your course will save you time, money and frustration.  I know firsthand.  Before you start your plan define precisely who you will be serving. Read about them. Learn their struggles, feel their pain.  Research solutions that are already out there.

Research = reading, lots of reading! But, before you read you must know who you are serving.  Who is your target audience?  Once you have that definition, you can begin the process of uncovering some really great pieces of info to make uniquely yours to present to your audience.


You do not have to re-invent the wheel.  This does not mean you plagiarize EVER. You are simply researching and learning how to make your own unique brand based on what’s already out there. Researching ideas!

Writing = Marketing

Learning how to write is an essential component to a majorly successful marketing campaign.  The old adage – it’s not what you say but how you say it – really does matter here. Of course, it goes without saying you must ALWAYS stay in your integrity when “talking to” prospects. The TRANSFORMATIONAL VALUE MUST ALWAYS BE PRESENT IN ALL YOUR CONVERSATIONS AND COPY.


When you tell your story Differentiate Yourself!

And, here’s how – no one wants to know how wonderful your business is (and, it is wonderful).  They want to hear how you are going to solve a problem they are having! Be different in the sense that you are presenting you and your company as the solution your prospects need!

Copywriters have a term called “swipe file”

What’s a swipe file?

A swipe file is a collection of proven advertising and sales letters that get powerful, positive results.  Collecting swipe file material is a common practice used by copywriters as a reference of ideas for projects. These files and ideas are often swiped from other competitors and marketers.

A swipe file can be a literal paper folder or it can be housed on your computer. It serves as a source of inspiration – to help you through creative blocks! Don’t worry.  Swipe files aren’t stealing!

Arithmetic = Cash Flow

All small business people need to be aware of the financial side of their business. If you are like me, you may tend to not like that side of it, but let me tell you, once you get systems into place to manage your money you, will attract more of it, and you will LOVE that!

Most of the time, when entrepreneurs talk about their numbers, they get a deer-in-the-headlights look.  To a lot of people, it feels like an overly complicated process to track your money, and I’m here to tell you it DOESN’T HAVE TO BE! My entire business and life is built on simplicity.

In simple terms, you need a way to register money in and money out.  For some people, that MIGHT be an elaborate accounting program or a group of accountants, and that’s fine if that’s your thing.  Maybe your thing is using Quicken or your bank’s system.  My point is that there are so many options out there.  You need to explore and find what is most comfortable for you. If you are a newbie, maybe you simply want to use a handwritten spreadsheet. There is no right or wrong way to track your money.  It’s as unique as you are.

One thing I am SURE of is – the energy you put into tracking (paying attention to) your money the more of it you will draw to you! Happy Tracking!

There are so many do’s and don’t in the entrepreneurial world to navigate through every day that it’s easy to get caught up in the process.  My simplest piece of advice is twofold:



I invite you to a free Intuitive Business Assessment session with me.. register here www.veronicadrake.co



Mar 19th

Jeunesse Skin Care Party - March 21st 2013 - Delta, B.C.

By Elizabeth Nicholls
Skin party
Come Join Us and experience SKIN REJUVENATION!
Who: You and a Friend or Two
What: Launch of Jeunesse Premier Anti Aging Line!
When: Thursday, March 21st 7:00. Doors open at 6 for Happy Hour!
Why: Fun Evening to see what the BUZZ is all about!
Come learn how you can turn back the clock inside and out!

Centennial Room @ Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56 Street, Delta, BC V4L 2B2 Canada

The latest in stem cell innovation and natural cellular repair!
Your skin can look as young and healthy as you feel!
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Mar 15th

Discover How to Turn Surviving Into Thriving By Learning How to Create Your Own Economy Using 4 Simple Tips

By Veronica Drake

I want to clarify I am not an economist, and I do not have any special training in economics.  What I am is a successful do it yourself, think out of the box woman who when told it can’t be done takes on the challenge of doing it! The it in this case being the start up of my business in THIS economy! How many times have you let THIS ECONOMY affect you?  I want to help you create a new way of thinking and being starting today.


Someone who studies the economy is called and economist. The main job of an economist, no matter what the specialty, is to examine the inner workings of the economy of interest relative to their field of expertise and make predictions and recommendations based on those factors.


For example, an economic expert looking at housing and seeing a slowdown may advise a company making air conditioning or furnace units to begin to cut back on their production, as demand is likely to wane. This helps the company prepare for a slowdown by avoiding becoming overstocked or overstaffed, thus adding to the long-term financial stability of the institution. Think of it as a check and balance system.


From this point forward it’s time to consider your brand (YOU) your own economy and you are the economist of your brand.  You are the economist of YOU and YOUR BRAND.  You are going to look at the inner workings of YOU!  Creating Mindset is a huge piece of this puzzle.



What I want to show you is exactly how focusing on you/ your brand will ultimately affect the masses. From an energetic perspective it’s really very basic; what you think about your bring about. To complete that equation you MUST follow up with INSPIRED ACTION!


I think we would all agree the success to anything you build is the strength of the foundation you build on. In order to create a strong global economy there must be an investment in building a foundation; included are, investing adequately in schooling, healthcare, transportation and so on. As it relates to YOUR personal economy your investment is equally important. 



Below are 4 areas you MUST invest in to build a solid foundation:


1.      Education

2.      Support

3.      Self Development

4.      Mind Set



#1 An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.”


I love the saying you don’t know what you don’t know. At first it sounds kind of silly but when you really stop and listen to the words it makes you wonder what you don’t know and what if you did know! I am always inspired to go and find out what I need to know!


Education is the 1st component to creating your own successful economy. You will always find education comes in all shapes and sizes and it arrives in the form of textbooks, human beings, and life lived. In order to create a solid foundation for your economy you want to make sure you invest in all 3 forms. I am a huge advocate for learning. I am also a very out of the box thinker and I never have expectations of where the learning will come from.


I have learned firsthand how it is so important to get educated in your specific area of expertise and to keep learning and adding to what you already know. I like to think of my learning in layers.  The 1st layer being a very broad search of the many facets of what I am looking to learn. For example, I have always known I was going to make a difference in women’s lives.  I was always curious about their lives, their core beliefs, and why they did the things they did.  Once I got that layer I went on the next which was to education myself formally in metaphysics the study of ontology, the actual study of why we are here. I got a degree in spiritual counseling in metaphysics and then it was time to go deeper.  My next level was to actually study with psychologists to understand the patterns of thought and feeling and how they are interconnected and you never have one without the other. You get the picture!


Tip #1 Invest in getting educated.  Define clearly what it is you want to offer the world and then be open to the continuous learning.





#2 "A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could." 


Support  is the 2nd component to creating your own successful economy. You cannot do it alone. Let me say that again. YOU CANNOT DO IT ALONE. There is an undeniable strength in team.


I will be completely transparent with you and tell you for a long time I tried to row my own boat and resisted allowing anyone to help me. I studied, I added to my knowledge of the subject I longed to bring to the world but I just couldn’t seem to get it lifted off the ground to the level that I wanted to. I was told over and over what a wonderful service I provided. I was a featured guest on a lot of radio shows, I was the featured expert in tele-summits and live events, but I just couldn’t reach the next level UNTIL I invested in a mentor! It took me a LONG time to realize that and I am bringing it to light for you so you don’t have to struggle like I did. 


I made excuses for not investing in a mentor; I can’t afford it, or no one really knows my business like me, or my business is good enough just as it is. All those excuses were born out of fear.  Fear that I might be successful. The truth is my money mindset kept me small for a very, very long time. I lived out my family legacy of never having enough.  It was the mindset I was unconsciously building my business and my life on! Whew, did that create a major mess!


Being true to who I am I decided to re-open the wound of my money story and clean it out once and for all.  I won’t lie that was some intense work and with the help of Spirit, great psychotherapist friends and a lot of inner work I became whole.


It’s funny because once I became whole I realized exactly how incomplete I really was. All the sudden I knew what was missing!  I needed a team to support me. I hired my technical persons, my personal coaches, accountants and so on.. It does take a village! LOL


Tip #2 Invest emotionally, energetically and financially in the right support team. It will save you A LOT of MONEY.



#3 Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.—Aristotle


The 3rd component is YOU, investment in YOU. I want you to really savor this and breathe it all in and let it settle into your core. Your outside life (business, relationships) will only develop to the level that you are developed (emotionally, spiritually) on the inside. Developing self is the key to creating your own economy. It is the root to all successful businesses. 


When it comes to Self Develop there isn’t one sure-fire recipe.  I have learned from experience that everyone responds differently to the call of personal development. I am providing you with guideline and principles that have worked for me personally and for many of my clients.


I encourage you to use your creative self to take away what you most need and add what you feel is missing when you begin the journey to a deeper self.

Areas to consider when creating your foundation for your own economy.

  • Acceptance: Accept reality and rid your life of denial
  • Awareness: Develop awareness and deliberately co-create your life
  • Love: Deepen your ability to connect with yourself and others
  • Integrity: Discipline and consistency create strength
  • Unity: Stop fighting against what is and come from mindset of oneness
  • Courage: Meet fear with willingness to look directly into it
  • Creativity: Live authentically, define your uniqueness and live out your brilliance  

6 Main Areas of Your Life to Develop

  • Habits: Examine your core beliefs. Beliefs create habits; habits create action.
  • Money: Reveal your money story and release yourself from the negative energy of what was.
  • Health: Create healthy habits that will empower your physical body. Healthy habits include mind, body & spirit.
  • Relationships: Create loving relationships being with YOU. You can only give to others what resides within you.
  • Spirituality: Deepen your connection to Spirit so you can live consciously.
  • Intuition: Develop your own unique inner knowing and trust your own judgment.

Tip # 3  EVERYTHING begins and ends with you.  You are ONE with the CREATOR and to love and honor yourself is the gift you give to the universe.




#4  Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.

The 4th  component to creating your own successful economy is Mindset. Mindsets play a MAJOR role when building your economy.  Think about the little engine that could! "I think I can I think I can!" and so, he did! The same is true for you. 

The  simplest way to create internal shift is to change the way you think, feel, interpret, react, cope, expect, process, interact and communicate.  I can sum it up in 3 simple words:


If it is your intention to be different you MUST DO DIFFERENT!

Our brains are amazing and the truth is science has only begun to truly understand the depth of its functionality.  What is certain is that the brain relies on what it knows, what is worn into it.  Expectations, emotions, attitudes and beliefs are all woven in from the moment we enter this world. Well intended families, and society “teach” us what to think and how to react and once these patterns are established it takes a lot of conscious thought and effort to create different, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE!!! The internal shift is simply created by replacing the old experience/thought with a  new experience/thought.

Change comes from doing. We can’t simply ‘think’ ourselves different; we must ‘do’ ourselves different. We need to create inspired action behind our new thoughts.  This is the only way to internal transformation.

Here is my personal story of  a new inner mindset

I was raised to believe women didn’t need an education because their job was to find and marry a man who would take care of them. To shorten this story, I did just that. I also held onto the belief I wasn’t smart enough because I had no formal college education.  When I reached my late 30’s I knew there had to be more than what I kept thinking about me; I was too stupid to achieve academic success and therefore I was destined to a less than fulfilling life.


I was a self-proclaimed dummy who one day decided to  enroll in college, I do the work, I develop learned study-skills, I embrace the academic learning, I pass the exams and I achieve success!  I AM CHANGED!  My ability was always there but the confidence wasn’t. My self-limiting thinking and self-sabotaging behaviors are GONE– as I have created a new mindset by DOING!  I stepped out of the box and took a chance!

Now…. I Am The Business Woman who set up her own business. I consciously create from a place of I CAN DO IT.. and, so, I DO!  I actually do it. The first few years of owning my own business, I embraced the fact that growing would only come from stepping out of my box and creating new experiences. The experiences change me and now I life my life with a completely new mindset.

It’s time to get rid of the story. Rid yourself of the excuses. Use your past only as a guide to the future not as a baseball bat to beat yourself over the head. Forgive yourself. Be kind to yourself. Love your Humanity. Consciously plan your direction.

Tip #4 To be different you MUST DO DIFFERENT.  You destination is anywhere you set your mind to!








Feb 20th

Feeling 'stuck' in life?

By Rachel Arterberry
Need some help figuring out what to do to get 'unstuck'? To move forward? 

Did you ever consider working with a life coach? What dreams do you have? 
Feb 16th

Experience the Most Connected, Loving Relationship of Your Life

By Elizabeth Nicholls
Experience the Most Connected, Loving Relationship of Your Life by Learning the 7 Secret Insights about Men and How they Think at Each Stage of a Relationship—From a First Date, to Saying, “I love you”, to Committing to You Forever. Sign up for Jonathon Aslay's ECourse HERE.
UnderstandMenNow - The Relationships Men Commit To And Why + Conversations with Jonathon BUNDLE
Jan 26th

We Want To Get To Know You Better - Take Our Survey & Win!

By Elizabeth Nicholls
2013 is going to be a great year, we can feel it! That is why we decided to launch The Women In Motion Business Group this January. Welcome!

The Women In Motion Business Group would like to get to know you better and learn how we can help you grow your woman owned business this year. Please fill out our short and thought provoking survey and be entered into a drawing for gifts from WIMBG founders valued at $100.00!

Take Our Survey HERE.
Jan 24th

New Year, New Start!

By Letty Garay

Here we are again, a new January, a new year, a time for looking forward, setting objectives for the following twelve months, and investing new energy in pursuing our career and life goals. Most of us see the new year as a new start…yet, if you think about it, every new day is a new start too.  


For most of us, January 1st of any year gives us the opportunity to see and feel and become enthused with the looming possibility of a fresh start.  The paramount contention and biggest impediment is letting go of the year that’s just passed, and all that entails.  Up to a few years ago, I focused so much on what I could and should have done the previous year but didn’t, and then feeling overwhelmed at the challenge of stepping it up a notch or two and doing better in the new year, that this train of thought kept me stuck year after year, without realizing it, on the proverbial hamster wheel! Suddenly it dawned on me that from that point on I truly had the choice of changing my attitude and investing in myself to create a whole new and different pattern in my thinking, feeling, and being. The old and tired pattern of regretting what I didn’t do or accomplish previously while simultaneously worrying about the future was, by and large, what had been holding me back and preventing me from achieving my goals that year. It came together starting with the simple concept (albeit challenging) of ‘staying in the NOW’, ‘staying in the present moment’, words that I had been hearing about for a long time. It truly seemed so simple, yet as we all know changing habits and thought patterns while living busy lives filled with a myriad of daily details can be anything but simple.  Yet the desire to assimilate this new and seemingly daunting ‘habit’ became a significant goal for me, which I relentlessly and unfailingly pursued. I dove into everything I could that could assist me in this endeavor, from going to every workshop, reading dozens of books, to seeking out gurus and mentors. This took tremendous effort, yet when I gave myself ‘permission’ to liberate myself of the old companions of ‘regret’ and ‘worry’, I got clarity, self-trust and the confidence to move forward along a very different path, a much more effortless and fulfilling journey, where I know that staying present and taking care of today without needlessly worrying about tomorrow will assist me greatly in building the future that I desire. 


This beginning of 2013 is a powerful time for releasing things that no longer serve you, for consciously choosing differently from yesterday and for allowing a new level of trust in yourself, permitting your own self confidence to guide you on the road of genuine fulfillment. Otherwise the same old habits and beliefs creep back in, and you are back doing and thinking the same and getting the same results as before. Once I learned the power of release, I was able to make the necessary changes and adjustments in my thinking, which led to significant and positive shifts in my life. These occur when I acknowledge my desires and consciously work on clearing and letting go, and immediately replace them with thoughts (and their corresponding actions) that I know will bring me more joy.  Some were easy, like changing my eating habits, or choosing to no longer drink coffee.  Then there were the more difficult ones, like when I decided to change careers; what a challenge! Yet what satisfaction I can enjoy now from my choice. I have also learned that you only need to work on one thing at a time, and to begin to build up trust by taking on the simpler, easier changes first, for these will also make a large impact on your life over time.


Where to start?  You start by making a conscious decision that you want change your life or an aspect of your life such as your body, your job/career, or relationship(s).   The power of decision actually shifts the energetic and emotional connection to move you toward the action of releasing resistance.  My simple formula to release any resistance that has kept you anchored is to look inside you, be genuine with yourself, and as I like to express it, see with your heart.  Get to know what you DO NOT want and what you DO want. Become friends with that ‘you’ that you meet in the quiet space of mindfulness, trust it, it will never betray you.

Jan 2nd

Simplifying the Job of Parenting

By Joan Romeo

I'm not big on making New Year's resolutions, but I did come up with a theme word for the new year that I'd like to share with parents – simplify.

This word recently popped up in my head and strangely, or not, it keeps showing up for me in one way or another – funny how that works.

For me, simplifying means lightening my load whenever possible – not making things any harder in my life than they really have to be.

This word also got me thinking about how it relates to Parenting Made Easier which is all about making life simpler for parents.

At the heart of the work I do with parents is the acknowledgment that parenting by its very nature is one of the toughest jobs there is. Even so (most times) it absolutely can be simplified or made easier with the right information, guidance, and support. (typically certain problems just don't get better on their own)

I frequently talk to frustrated parents who have an ample supply of love for their kids but a short supply of patience as they realize that love alone doesn't necessarily make them effective nor does it make everything go smoothly.

There are many ways to simplify parenting (and life). The first step is making the decision that it's what you really want for yourself and your family, then you have to believe it's possible, and lastly but more importantly, you have to figure out a way to make it happen.

How about you?

Would you like to simplify your parenting this year? If so, feel free to contact me at joan@parentingmadeeasier.com and I'll help you get started…it really is that simple.

Otherwise, another year will go by and…well, you know the rest.

Here's to simplifying – making parenting easier for you!
Dec 21st

My Book Is Published :)

By Debra Steele

final book cover.jpgThe wait is over.  The Ultimate Bra Fitting Guide -- is officially released.  Click on this link to get your copy today!

Learn how to choose the right size bra every time you go bra shopping.  Find out the answers to all of your bra questions.  This is an easy to follow guide that will help you stop guessing, but know how to go about choosing the correct size, fit, and style.

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