Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Green Parent - Review of a Great Green Blog

Just found this quite fun and very interesting and helpful blog for those looking for greener ideas for life. "Your Kid-friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living" is the subtitle for this refreshing little spot on the great big WWW. Personally, if it isn't kid-friendly, I don't believe it is probably very adult friendly either.

In this blog you will find not only the author's green opinions on a vast array of timely and pertinent topics. The blog also includes numerous links to vital information to support the detailed reports being brought your way. Topics range from building, clean air, eco-crafts and green events to healthy eating, pets, schools, reducing waste and about 20 other topics in between. Each topic has been covered in several different posts about different aspects of that topic.

Continuously, I'm excited as I find new resources to share with you to help all of us take better care of ourselves, our lives, our family, our homes and our planet. This blog is one of those resources!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Footsteps In Eden Reflexology - 30 Seconds of Limelight

Footsteps in Eden Reflexology (Memphis, TN) has 30 seconds of limelight this Saturday morning... that means along with 15 other ladies from Memphis' Ladies Who Launch incubators, I have the opportunity to share my 30 second "elevator speech."

What's an elevator speech? You know. Someone on the elevator asks you what you do (not likely -- people rarely speak on elevators), but you have about 30 seconds to respond and leave them with a GRRRRREAT impression. This is all Saturday morning at 10 at That Chic Shopping Show at the AgriCenter in Memphis, TN. There will be giveaways and fun, and a full day of great shopping for chics!

Anyone have any wonderful ideas for my elevator speech, I'm all "ears"!!!! (But ideally the speech will focus on "feet"!) I have one special gift to give away as well. Any really creative and fun ideas for that are truly appreciated!!!

So, this is definitely the post on which to comment . . . and if you're in Memphis come do a little shopping.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Why I Do What I Do Everyday

"What's my reason for getting up in the morning and do what I do every day?" I just came across the question being asked by the author of another blog . . . Live Your Dreams The author is hoping that others would leave their answer. I wasn't quite sure how to do that, but believed it might be an interesting question for a quick blog entry of my own.

From my profile, you know that I'm committed to living my life for Jesus every day. . . a Scripture from Ephesians says it all:

For by grace are you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God -- not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

We're so precious to God that He gave everything for our salvation. He created us for the plans He had for us before the beginning of time. What a privilege to get up and do whatever He has called us to each and every day!

The hot air balloon at the top of the post (and the one in my profile as well) are one of my dreams . . . No, they have nothing to do with this post except that I was responding to the LIVE YOUR DREAMS question . . . so included one of mine here!!! Someday I'll be up, up, and away in one these . . . I pray it's one day soon!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Refllexology in Memphis, Tennessee

Of course, those who read my blog regularly know that I am a Registered Certified Reflexologist working in the Memphis, TN, area. For a long while my reflexology posts were popping up quickly in the top 5 or 6 on a google search looking for "reflexology, Memphis, TN." I've noticed that it no longer even shows in the first 3 or 4 pages. I'm certainly not sure what's happened, but I hope you'll indulge me the opportunity to include this more current post in hopes that ALIVE! will again come up high in the google searches.

For those of you just finding my blog for the first time, please take the time to check out my reflexology website as well. I believe you will be amazed at what you'll learn about the benefits of reflexology. Scheduling an appointment affords you the experience to go along with the knowledge you'll glean from the site. Most likely, you'll quickly become a believer in its incredible benefits.

In Memory

Hello to all. . . if you are a subscriber and haven't seen a post for awhile, it is true. . . . I've been mentally and emotionally away from the blog for a couple of weeks.

So this short post is just a red, red rose in memory of my Mother-in-Law. She went to be with Jesus this past week. Her victory celebration of glory to God for a full and completed life was just that . . . and exactly as she would have had it. May she rest in the loving arms of Jesus until we see her again at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Exciting Opportunity for Ladies' Business to Zoom!!!

Ladies Who Launch came to my attention through some "Facebook" escapades over the weekend. And, unbelievably, there is actually a Ladies Who Launch group in Memphis, TN. That's simply amazing!

What is even more amazing is that last night I found myself sitting in on the first meeting of the Incubator here in Memphis. God allowed some very amazing things to happen very quickly . . . LWL call it movement!!! Well movement there was. I believe this is a huge stepping stone to seeing my dreams for my business finally truly be "launched."

If you have a hobby, a business idea, a floundering business, just a wild dream. . . . and you're a lady, look for a group in your city. I believe you will be very pleased that you did!

Essential Oils & Mainstream Medicine

Essential Oils beginning to be used in a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, as what appears to be an effective therapy. It is exciting to see this happening. Young Living features high quality oils as mentioned in the article.

Below is the first portion of a report from a Ft. Worth, TX, News show. You may read the complete article by clicking on the link above.

Essential Oils Now Used In Mainstream Medicine
Mark Johnson
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) ―

"The healing powers of essential oils have been known for centuries. Now a Fort Worth hospital is the first in North Texas to take those powers to a clinical level.

Megan Morrison's high risk pregnancy has kept her on bed rest for the past six weeks. Her clinical aromatherapy sessions at Harris Methodist Hospital are new.

"'I can definitely tell a big difference,' Morrison said. 'I'm definitely much more relaxed than if I was just to go take a hot bath.'

"Nurse Susan Shields is trained in clinical aromatherapy. It's centuries-old tradition which uses pure essential oils. Harris Methodist has the only certified program in North Texas.

"She said, 'What we're using is a combination of bergamot, [and] citrus vergania, which is the true lavender--the relaxing lavender. It does not replace any of the medical treatment that goes on here. It is in addition to; it is complimentary; it enhances.'"

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Green Cleaning for Your Home & Your Family

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz,M.D., author of You: An Owner's Manual and regular guest on Oprah has this to say about Deirdre Imus' book, green this!

Packed with practical insights and solutions to protect our families. Deirdre Imus asks the provacative question, 'Is the way we clean really good for us?' Read on to find the startling answer."

Learning of a new Young Living Distributor in my organization who found about our healthy and pure oils from this book by Deirdre Imus, it became a must read on my list! I've spent some hours over the weekend being enlightened even further on cleaning ideas and potential hazards in our homes. The ideas, suggestions, cleaning recipes, etc. are indeed most practical for every day!

With small grandchildren in my home very often, I'll be choosing growing up green! for a near future read. Both of these books have been BEST SELLERS on Amazon. growing up green! and green this! have earned their place on the New York Times Bestsellers list as well.

This book is readily available at local bookstores, and through Amazon. Both have been bestsellers on Amazon, and have earned placement on the New York Times bestsellers list. You will find a quick link to these specific books at Amazon in the column to the right.

Essential oils do play a BIG, BIG role in the suggestions Deirdre shares. She heartily recommends purchasing them from Young Living! We whole-heartedly agree.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Why Does the United States Rank as Only the 37th Healthiest Nation in the World?

The World Health Organization ranks the United States at number 37 in the list of the healthiest countries. Very sad indeed for a country so advanced in so many ways. Those interested in alternative and complementary health options are already well aware of some/many of the reasons this is so. One of my fellow miessence® representatives resently shared this video. The producers of this coming movie/documentary are nutritionists who wish to share some serious truths about health issues in our country today. It is quite a lot to think about, and a small sample of a movie, I believe, you will be making plans to see!

You will find many nutritional products for helping to detoxigy the mody, build immunity, and optimize health at Young Living.