Never Too Old

Have you been busy these last couple of months? Are you able to keep up? Perhaps young children and school age children have kept you running. Now it’s time for graduation parties and retirement parties. And if you haven’t traveled in the past couple of months, like we have, then you might have some busy travel plans for the summer. The older we get the more difficult it may be to keep going. Our lives are busy and active and it is a blessing to be able to keep up with it.
But there are events in life that bring us down. Physically and emotionally Bill fell apart. Listen to what happened to Bill and how he changed the place he was in and the direction he was headed. Click on Bill’s Story.

Watch 2 min. Bill’s Story

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“It Costs Too Much”

Taking care of ourselves costs money. Not taking care of ourselves costs money. One of shaklee 180 costthe objections to losing weight is, “It costs too much.” Even though the Shaklee180 meal replacement compares favorably to other meals, it is still an investment and one might say, “I just can’t afford it.” But how much does it cost to treat diabetes, heart disease, hip or knee replacement, high blood pressure, arthritis, dementia and more which may be results of being overweight and obese? Nationwide, the costs are astronomical. And those costs are coming to us as individuals with increased medical and healthcare costs. The following tells a bit more about what is happening:

A recent article in the Wall St. Journal, April 6-7, Saturday/Sunday on the FRONT page, “Shape Up or Pay Up: Firms Put in New Health Penalties”

Companies are facing rising healthcare costs and some have chosen to impose extra charges up to as much as $1,000 more for health-care coverage for employees who do not take care of their health.  For example, Michelin employees with high blood pressure or large waistlines could pay a maximum of $1,000 additional for health care.  A 2011 Gallup survey, according to the article, estimated obese or overweight full-time US workers miss an additional 450 million days of work a year, compared with healthy workers, resulting in more than $153 billion in lost productivity.

jacqui mc4-13now, skirt 4-12So if you are considering a safe healthy way to do a Turnaround in your health, please try Shaklee180. And if you don’t need to lose weight but know that your health could use some support, try the Lean and Healthy Kit. Blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol will improve with these programs, along with losing the pounds! Jacqui McCoy did it, so can you. It’s not easy to make a change like this and if you have tried before to be healthier and it hasn’t worked, don’t give up. We are here to support you and walk the walk with you.  Perhaps the biggest decision is to decide if you will work at a healthier lifestyle or pay more for medical and insurance healthcare costs. We can control what goes into our mouths. Spending choices.

Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease still takes the lives of more than 2,150 Americans each and every day and continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, accounting for 600,000 or 1 out of every 4 deaths annually. The following video will give you some insights about why this might be true. Click on the heart.why supplementAfter listening to this short video, does it make sense why a good supplementation program could benefit you? Do I hear you saying YES? Now then, where to begin? For sure a good multi, or a daily strip of nutrients, will give your body the basis for daily vitamins and minerals. Shaklee’s heart health program offers a variety of supplements to aid your body in seeking a balanced approach to a healthier heart, along with normal blood pressure, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. Cholesterol Reduction Complex lowers LDL cholesterol levels naturally. CoQHeart (Shaklee’s CoQ 10) powers your heart, protects arteries and promotes healthy blood flow. And of course Omega Guard fish oil protects not only your heart but also your joints and brain!

Take care of your heart: eat as close to the way God created food as possible,  supplement with natural supplements, not synthetic, control your weight, and of course get some exercise. You will be amazed at how your body will change. Next time–the benefits of soy protein for your heart and the rest of you!

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The Iron Is Gone

ironLast week it was announced that the Monopoly game piece, the iron, is being retired. So sad. That’s my piece. Ironing has always been a relaxing way for me to de-stress–get some of the wrinkles out of life and clothes.  As a little girl I ironed all the “flat” pieces: hankies (anyone know what they are?), pillowcases, tablecloths, and as I grew older, sheets.  And I still love to iron.  Most people think that’s a little crazy, but when I share that I offer a prayer for whoever the item belongs to, they allow me the craziness. So I keep ironing and praying.

The lost iron is just another example of change. There is plenty of change, in our appliances, our technology, our ways of relating, our businesses. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. My business, Shaklee, keeps changing with the times: new programs, new apps, new products. But I’m grateful the integrity of the company and the science behind the products never changes. When you use Shaklee, you know that you are putting the very best in your body, on your body, and around your home.

Shaklee is part-time work for me, so I’d be happy to do some ironing for you! And just wondering, how are you keeping up with the changes in life and business?

 

Is This the Final Time? try. . . Shaklee 180

This may be the last year that your New Years’ Resolution is. . . to lose weight! If you are like most people this goal is #1 on your list. How many years has it been on your list? Have you lost weight only to gain it back again or to struggle struggle struggle keeping it off? So many diets fail and often make us feel like the failures, but there are lots of reasons for the failure. People lose muscle AND fat, only to have the fat come back again. The average American diet is programmed to keep us eating and wanting more by using chemicals and genetically modified substances. And inactivity keeps the pounds on. Is there a way out of this crazy cycle? Is there a way even if we are at a good weight to be healthier?

Shaklee 180 is and has been the safe answer to take your health in a whole new direction. Click and read more here. Listen to the stories of others. Then get started on a healthier you. Cost a problem? Shaklee has solved that too. . . decide to get healthier and find 3 others to join you in January and your February kit will be FREE. By the way, this can go on and on for you and the friends who join you. It’s time!

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My Different Families

After returning from Shaklee’s Global Conference and having an amazing time with friends, it got me thinking about all the families that I am a part of: my husband, kids and grandchildren, one parent, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews–each blessing my life in a unique way. And more blessings come from our family of friends, our Israel trip family, church family, former colleague family, and our Shaklee family.

At the conference, many of the speakers talked about how Shaklee products had greatly affected their families.  Because of better health, especially with Healthy Weight Cinch success,  they could now see an active, healthy, and thriving future with their families. One couple shared how even though they had already gone from “rags to riches” in life, their lives had no meaning and ended up in a wild, going down lifestyle.  Their Shaklee business gave their family purpose and meaning with goals bigger than themselves. Another man shared how the Shaklee business had belonged to his parents and now his wife, children and grandchildren are blessed by both the products and the business.

One of the highlights of the conference each year is watching The Barnett Family.  Each year Roger plays the piano and the children perform–this year with singing and guitars.  So. . .precious. Roger also played the piano for Emmanuel Kelly who sang the song “Imagine.” When you watch this you tube link, imagine Roger at the piano. Emmanuel’s childhood story and rescue is so touching–be sure to have the tissues close by; he has no hands and no feet because of the Iraq war.

The most amazing story of family came from Sarah Hein. Take a moment to watch the story of their Shaklee life, but call me or email me if you want the back story. Their life looks like “Little House on the Prairie” now and there is a good reason for that. Sarah told us how her faith in God and the “Little House on the Prairie” book series took her through a devastating childhood and incredible hardship. I’d love to share more, just ask.

So this week I am thankful for my many families! We went fishing with grandson Henry John and to the beach with Megan and Henry; we have a new great-niece named Sophia Joy; we celebrated last night with part of our Israel-trip family; friends came to the cottage this summer; and I enjoyed the Shaklee family at conference. Blessings abound!