Which do you prefer, Hawaii or Mexico?
I have been to both and will be going to Mexico real soon. Our daughter was married in Hawaii so of course Hawaii will always hold a special place in our hearts. But, the heat in Mexico can't be beat!!
So, what do you prefer? Hawaii or Mexico? And are you afraid of things in the water?
Comment below and let's see how many of us prefer the sand to the water :)
Does this picture suggest control or no control to you? She seems to be free, but where will she land?
I think sometimes I try to control things I really can't control and lack control in areas that I have full access to! How about you?
As adults we are pretty much in control of our lives. We decide lots of things on our own. We decide what area we want to work in, we decide who we are in relationships with, and all of the basic daily duties and activities. However, no matter how high we decide to jump the landing is somewhat uncertain.
Does that thought invigorate you or scare you? This is simply coming from a place of vulnerability for me today. I love what I do and for the most part things go pretty smoothly. Once in awhile though there is a bump in the road and it's at those times that we all need to take a deep breath and wait to land.
Where are you on your journey? Do you feel like things are pretty much under control or are things somewhat chaotic for you? Let's have some conversation about this and maybe help one another. Leave a comment and/or question here and let's look at how similar life is for all of us. I'll just bet you have something to share that might really help someone else, and you may just be inspired as well!!
Can't wait to hear from you all!! Comment below!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0wKeokWUU Click this to watch. It's about 15 minutes!
This guy is pretty funny but simply nails things! I don't agree with some of his inappropriate language, but if you can get passed that and watch it all, it's worth it.
Most of you know that I believe in supplementing and I am, in fact, involved with a "supplement" company. I put supplement in quotes for a specific reason. I keep telling people that we are unique, which is hard for folks to really hear and understand. I get why. There are tons and tons of supplement companies out there, and many more popping up everyday! Each and everyone of them wants to be unique. Why? Because it's big money!!! In the video and what we share is that people are spending 32 billion dollars a year on supplements! So it matters!!
I had some dialog with a brand new company just the other day that is giving away free samples to introduce themselves to supplement takers. I was curious of course, so did some research only to find what we always find, one thing on the front of the label and quite another thing on the back.
Many supplement companies say they offer whole food supplements. The reason a company would want to be known as a whole food supplement company is because of the things talked about in this video. People get sick and die from supplements and no one is regulating that!!
Here's my point.....people ARE NOT getting sick and dying from "whole food" supplements, they ARE getting sick and dying from all of the other junk ADDED to food supplements!!!
Could it be that simple?!! YES, for crying out loud!! It IS that simple!! If it isn't food, it doesn't belong in our bodies!! We have gotten so far away from this principle that we no longer know how to simply eat food or to understand that if we choose to supplement our diets, it must be done with FOOD!!
I have spoken to several dozens of supplement companies (if you know me you know that is not an exaggeration) asking them to explain why their products have stuff in them that is not food. They all say the same thing, that creating truly whole food supplements is either not possible or if it were to be done they couldn't possibly be effective. Well, guess what? They are all WRONG!! It can and is being done with amazing results.
No outlandish claims here. Because guess what, when you eat food and supplement with food your body simply thanks you. I don't wanna be involved with a company that says, "take this magic pill and see all of your ailments go away". There is NO MAGIC PILL OR BEAN!!
I want to be in partnership with a company that understands and is committed to providing education and whole food formulas that assist in giving the body what it needs to function at its best.
Here's my charge to you....if your supplement label says cholecalciferol, retinyl acetate, thiamine hydrochloride, niacinamide, HCL, ascorbic acid, cyanocobalalmin or tocopheryl acetate to name a few, will you do your homework? And when you discover what this stuff really is, will you stop putting it into your body?
We have done this with our food labels and it's time to do it with our supplements, after all, we do eat them, right?
I have been helping people with health tips, life changes and weight loss for a number of years now. Encouraging people to meet their personal goals and inspiring folks to be better is the very core of "coaching". My husband is a counselor and he often tells his clients that when they do the work, they get the medal and he just gets a jacket. Coaches work for a little less glory, because the reward is in seeing others excel!
I greatly believe in coaching. In fact, I talk to my coach once a week. She inspires me to look deeper than I tend to on my own. She challenges me to think outside of the box and to push myself. I value her input immensely and grow from each conversation we share.
Success comes from surrounding ourselves with people that inspire and support us. Which brings up my reason for this blog today. I recently ran into something in the "coaching" world that is somewhat bothersome to me.
When I was actively looking for someone to coach me, of course I wanted someone that I really seemed to click with, but I also wanted someone to understand the value of what I do. In this search I heard 3 different "coaches" say something that really struck me as lacking in integrity.
If you have been reading anything I write, you know by now that integrity is a pretty big deal for me. I am not perfect nor do I search for or expect others to be perfect. I just want to be a woman of integrity and I want to surround myself with like people.
3 different coaches were willing to take my money for their services, knowing that I am involved in direct sells. (I don't know if you have priced "coaching" but it's not cheap. All 3 coaches I was considering, charge about 10 thousand dollars for a "term" or a "quarter" of coaching.) As I got to know these 3 people a little, I could easily see that the company I am involved with could bring some good to them. I wasn't looking for "customers", however, not sharing what I do with people that need it, is hard for me.
All 3 said, "I do not consider products that are sold through your business model". So each one of them would gladly take 10 thousand dollars from me and promise to help me grow my business, but would NEVER consider looking at the products I am passionate about and are the core of the business they say they can help me grow! This makes no sense to me at all!! Is it just me or does this just seem wrong? I didn't expect to find a coach that would be my best customer, but to hear them say they would NEVER consider any products sold the way I do business, certainly wasn't what I was looking for.
We all need help. We need direction and re calibration from time to time. Turns out the business we are involved with actually provides more of this then we realized at first. Much of what I thought we were gonna have to pay for is openly and honestly provided to us by the incredible people that we have locked arms with.
Locking arms with a company should not just be a catchy thing to say. It should be a real practice available and happily provided. What I did learn in shopping for a coach, was how to value the ones I already have. Thank you Touchstone Essentials, not only for the best-in-class products that we are proud to share with others, but for all of the amazing tools and support you freely give.
If you are ready to "lock arms" with a company and group of people determined to make a difference, please go back to my home page and click on the "Be My Own Boss" bubble to right of my picture. You will be impressed and inspired, I'm sure!!
This is a warning to all parents! I wasn't given this warning and what happened took me by surprise!
I am a very happy and very proud mom. My children are grown, all of them close to, or in their 30s. The warning I am talking about is something that happens when they are grown, not when they are little.
There is plenty of information and warnings about all of the do's and don'ts of how to deal with babies, toddlers, school age kids and even teenagers. However, I have found that very little is said about how to be a parent of totally grown children! This is the phenomenon that I want to talk about today, and yes, even warn you!
I took being a mom very seriously, still do! It was my passion and my priority. Something happens though when children become adults. Something that happened to us, but that we forget.
We leave and so do they!
If we have done a good job, they leave as well adjusted, independent, confident, happy, healthy, beautiful, and intelligent people. No longer our "little" children. Yes, always our children, but no longer our "little" children. This is really important because if we don't make this mental shift, we will not treat them as adults and then everything we worked hard to develop could be at risk.
You might be wondering what risk I am talking about? Allow me to share my story as openly and honestly as possible. Hopefully, you will hear something useful to carry with you.
My daughters's father died when they were teenagers and my deepest longing was that they would be ok. I knew that this kind of tragic event could alter everything for them. I hurt deeply for them. I was much more prepared for his death than they could possibly have been, so I tried with all my might to make things normal, healthy and wholesome. Tried with all my might is even an understatement. I did everything I could possibly think of to keep them safe and happy. I encouraged open communication always. Nothing we said to each other was wrong, if it was honest. And we said lots of things!! Through all of this they really did grow up to be amazing people. Low and behold, it came time for them to leave.
They didn't leave because they hated me or were angry with me. They left because it was time for them to leave and make their own way. I understood this in my head but man oh man did my heart hurt!
I was not prepared to let them go with grace. Because of the deep pain in my heart, I cried alot, told them that I missed them all the time, and unwittingly made them feel guilty for simply growing up. What I put at risk was the relationship that I purposed to solidify with them while I was raising them! The people I wanted most to end up being friends with, were starting to see me as needy and high maintenance. Honestly we spent a couple of years with quite a bit of strain between us and talk about heart pain!!
They weren't doing anything wrong, They were maturing and growing, they were working and succeeding, they were living and loving, and they were happy! No one told me what to guard against. We must guard against making their growing up "about us".
It's not about us!! It is because of us, but not about us!!
If you do a good job as a parent, you can celebrate when they grow up and out well, because of the good job done. So, what is the warning? It is this;
If you raise your children to be happy, healthy, beautiful, intelligent, independent, confident, well-adjusted people, they will become those people, so be prepared to miss them! And miss them well. Don't miss them so much that you choke them. Be sad sometimes, but don't be so sad that they feel guilty. And know that once they have their own children they will understand the depth of love and confusion involved with being a parent.
My children live states away from me today, but I can honestly say that we have the very best relationships we have ever had. Do I miss them? Heck yeah! Everyday, but not to the point that hurts everyday anymore.
Most of my sadness has been replaced with absolute joy for the goodness they have found. And I now know that the most sure way for them to be happy about our relationship is for them to know that I am happy!
Having a full life outside of being a mom gives them the confidence to pursue their dreams. None of us want our kids to worry about us, do we? They are thrilled that my health has improved so much so that I am helping others get better! They are even my biggest cheerleaders! They both have told me that they are proud of me and nothing beats that!!
If you find yourself ready to do something you can proud of, besides being a parent, consider locking arms with us to make a difference in our world. We are proud to be educating people of all ages to take charge of their health and their wealth. Now just might be your time too!! Explore all over this website then make sure we get your email address so we can take the next step together!!
Until next time, have a happy, health-filled day!
Coach (mom) Connie
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."