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  • 20 Apr 2023 1:45 AM | Kimberly Kuamoo

    Leptin ia a hormone made by fat cells that regulates food intake & energy expenditure by communicating with the brain. its the gate keeper of fat metabolism.

    Message Leptin sends to the brain:   "Keep eating & store fat" or Stop eating & burn fat"

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    "Your Leptin levels are directly tied to the total amount of body fat you have!"

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  • 3 Apr 2023 4:13 PM | Lisa Rosted

    Welcome Spring!

    From big family parties to small get-togethers with a few friends, a little extra attention to your table elevates the occasion as much as the menu you serve. You might see elaborate tablescapes all over the internet for birthday parties, showers, and graduations. These creations can take a lot of extra time and money, but you can set out something impressive without much hassle using what you already have on hand. Here are five basic design tips to consider when putting together a stunning—yet effortless—table.

    Click here for five basic design tips to consider when putting together a stunning—yet effortless—table.

  • 20 Jan 2023 2:36 PM | Sylvia Strouse


    We want to keep the body as clean from toxic chemicals as possible to ensure its proper operation. Sleep, blood sugar control, stress control, a healthy gut, and exercise are all important for our detox processes to function well. These should all be addressed over time as you work to improve your overall lifestyle. Below are additional tips for dealing with chemical toxins.

    Foods & Compounds that Support the Liver and Detox:

    • Fiber-rich foods. Toxins bind to fiber, helping the body to eliminate them. They also support the gut, in turn supporting the liver and kidneys in their detox efforts. Fiber even binds to heavy metals.

    • Greens and green juices; chlorophyll.

    • Berries rich in phytonutrients that boost antioxidant and glutathione levels.

    • Cruciferous vegetables, Sulphur, indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane. • Lemon and lime juices. These include vitamin C, which is best to get from vitamin C rich foods.

    • Limonene (found in the peels of citrus fruits, and in some other plants) boosts phase 1 and phase 2 liver detox.

    • Selenium-rich foods, including brazil nuts.

    • Sprouted broccoli and radishes. • Liver from grass-fed cattle. (Be very cautious on where you are sourcing liver.)

    • Fermented foods help bind heavy metals, pesticides, and BPA.

    • Dandelion, rosemary, turmeric, milk thistle, burdock, globe artichoke all promote liver health. In addition to these nutrients, massages help clear the lymphatic system.

  • 9 Nov 2022 5:57 PM | Teresa Murphy-Spencer

    Steps that can help you to be in control of your online privacy!

     Step One: Delete the accounts you don’t use.

    Step Two: Delete apps you don’t use from your phone. Before you delete an app, make sure to first delete any associated account you may have created alongside it. Remove the app once that’s done.

    Step Three: Audit third-party app access. If you use a social media account to log in to a service (like logging in to Strava with a Google account), you access social media accounts through third-party apps (like Tweetbot), or you use a third-party app to access data like calendars or email, it’s worth periodically checking those accounts to remove anything you don’t need anymore. By regularly reviewing app usage, you can gain more control over your data. All the major tech companies offer tools to see which apps you’ve granted access to your account. Go through and revoke access to apps and services you no longer use.

    Step Four: Delete software you do not use on your computer.

    Step Five: Remove browser extensions you don’t use. Browser extensions have a bad habit of taking all sorts of data, so it’s important to be careful what you install. This is also why it’s a good idea to periodically go through and remove any extensions you don’t really need.

    Step Six: Remove yourself from public records sites. If you have ever searched for your own name online, you’ve probably come across a database that lists information like your address, phone number, or even criminal records. This data is accumulated by data brokers, companies that comb through public records and other sources to create a profile of people. You can remove yourself from these sites, but it can take a couple hours of work to do so the first time you try it. Check out this GitHub page for a list of directions for every one of these sites. If you’re short on time, focus on the ones with skull icons next to them, like PeekYou, Intelius, and PeopleFinder.

    Step Seven: Reset and recycle (or donate) devices you don’t use. If you have electronics, you don’t use anymore—old tablets, laptops, smart speakers, cameras, storage drives, and so forth—factory-reset them (or if it’s a laptop, wipe the storage drive), delete any associated accounts, and then find a place to recycle or donate them. Older computers, tablets, and phones often have more life in them, and there’s always someone who can use them. Sites like the National Cristina Foundation can help you find somewhere to donate locally, and the World Computer Exchange donates globally. If you can’t donate a device, like an old smart speaker, most Best Buys have a drop box for recycling old electronics. The less cruft on your devices, the better your general privacy and security. But it also tends to improve the general performance of your hardware, so 30 minutes of effort is a win-win. Combined with a password manager and two-factor authentication, these steps can stymie some of the most common security and privacy breaches we all face.


  • 29 Sep 2022 12:37 PM | Linda Maynerich

    Bringing you a way to grow all year inside and out.  Growing your own fresh, nutrient-rich foods without dirt.  Tower Garden ~Grow a healthier you all year around.

  • 22 Sep 2022 9:08 AM | Marilyn Barker

    4 Benefits of Connecting with Nature

    You know how good it feels to get out and relax in nature, right? It’s time out from the stresses of everyday life, space and clean air, to breathe and take some time for yourself. But did you also know that there are scientifically proven health benefits to connecting with the natural world? It’s so beneficial you could even call it nature therapy! Here’s how being in the great outdoors is great for you.

    • 1.     Nature reduces stress and anxiety

    Being out in nature has a measurable effect on your stress levels. They go right down, also lowering your risk of anxiety and depression. Even if you live and work in high rise glass and steel buildings, having a dose of the natural world can help lift your mood, your cognitive function, and your mental health. Whether it’s a walk in the park or even having a plant on your desk or being able to look out of the window, any connection with nature will help.

    • 2.     Connection with nature is healing

    Studies have shown that even being able to see a natural landscape can help hospital patients recover faster.

    It also helps your immune system function better. Scientists have found more than twenty pathways or connections between exposure to nature and improved health, protecting you from heart disease, depression, and diabetes.

    • 3.     Nature changes your perceptions of the world.

    Researchers have found that walking through a rural area changed the study participants attitude toward their to-do list. They saw their tasks as more manageable than participants who walked through city streets.

    People who exercise outdoors move faster, have a lowered perception of effort, enjoy their exercise more, and are more likely to stick to their routine than people exercising in a gym.

    • 4.     Nature is great for your mental health

    Remember how good it feels to be near the ocean, a river or a waterfall? That’s because the air near moving water is full of negative ions that can act as natural anti-depressants. It’s the same effect as the change in the air after a thunderstorm when the air is no longer oppressive but clear and fresh.

    There are now many studies which show that people living in green areas, or who have access to green spaces in cities, have significantly better mental wellbeing than people who live cut off from nature.

    Even having an aquarium, houseplants, or a view onto green space can help.

    Marilyn Barker is a Business Consultant, Motivational Coach, Goal Success Coach. Helping you feel good and get focused on what you want out of life. Learn more about all the wonderful things she offers at 

    Barker Business Services, Marilyn Barker

  • 16 Sep 2022 2:15 PM | Marilyn Barker

    4 Big Things that Hold You Back from Reaching Your Peak

    You’re probably doing pretty well in your career. You did well in college, you’ve got a good job, or you’re establishing a business. But there’s something that is stopping you from reaching your peak. You’re not quite where you want to be. Maybe your career trajectory feels like it’s stalled a little or even plateaued. 

    Have a good look at yourself and see if you’re being held back by one or more of these four big things that commonly stop people from reaching their career peak.


    We all do it. Putting off doing mundane or difficult tasks is all too human. But the longer you delay making that phone call or having that tricky conversation, the worse it’s going to get. You know deep down that you should just do it. 

    The other big area of procrastination is failing to act. How many good ideas have you had, but you haven’t acted on, because you weren’t ready, or you didn’t have the right skills or enough money yet? There will never be the perfect or right time to start a business, launch a project or pitch a new idea. The right time to act is now. And don’t forget: acting on an idea doesn’t mean you leap into the final product straightaway. Acting means doing your research, allocating budget, testing the market. 

    If you stop procrastinating and start planning, you’ll be ready for success when it comes.

    Fear of failure

    Fear of failure stops you from taking risks and seizing opportunities. It can be paralyzing, but only if you let it. And to free yourself from the fear of failure you need to reframe what failure means for you. Failure does not mean disaster. It means you haven’t found out what works yet. Edison famously failed to invent the working light bulb more than a thousand times before he hit on the right formula. 

    The converse of failure is persistence. And persistence will out-perform innate talent every time.


    Staying focused is the key to achieving success. It’s easy to be distracted by side issues and the demands of your email or phone but staying productive requires attention and focus. Make it easier to produce high-quality, consistent work by keeping focused on the current priorities and sticking to your plan. 


    Self-doubt can undermine all your efforts if you let it. The best thing you can do to build your confidence is to stop comparing yourself to others. Your success story is totally up to you. Look back, see all the steppingstones that brought you to where you are now. You have the skills, and you have the know-how to get where you want to go. 

    Contact Marilyn Barker at 

  • 19 Jul 2022 6:15 PM | Toni Chevalier (Administrator)

    Written by Scentsy in Authentic ScentsyOur ProductsScience of Scent

    If you’ve dreamt of immersing yourself in Scentsy fragrance, Scentsy Soak can make your dream a refreshing reality! Formulated with pink Himalayan and Epsom salts, premium moisturizers and exclusive fragrances, Scentsy Soak creates a relaxing bath experience like no other — and comes in many beloved scents! Here’s everything you need to know about this Scentsy Body product:

    What is Scentsy Soak?

    Scentsy Soak resembles scented bath salts — but with a luxurious twist. Formulated with premium moisturizers like aloe and sunflower oil, it’s the ultimate way to end your day with “ahhhhh.” And of course, Scentsy Soak is the only way to fill your bath with signature Scentsy fragrance!

    How do I use Scentsy Soak?

    Simply pour your desired amount of Scentsy Soak under warm, running water. Then, put your feet up and soak for 20-30 minutes while you enjoy your favorite Scentsy fragrance. That’s it — Scentsy Soak wouldn’t be very relaxing if we made it complicated!

    What are the benefits of using Scentsy Soak?

    Combining the soothing power of Himalayan and Epsom salts with premium moisturizers, Scentsy Soak is designed to help relax your muscles while pampering your skin. Being able to enjoy your favorite Scentsy fragrances in the process is just one more way to find your happy place!

    What makes Scentsy Soak special?

    All of our Body products combine Scentsy fragrance and skin-pampering ingredients like sunflower oil for superior quality and a truly stand-alone experience. From the base ingredients and fragrance oils to the packaging and product benefits, quality is always our primary goal.

    What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself with Scentsy?

    "I personally love the sugar scrub and soak" - Toni Chevalier

  • 15 Jul 2022 2:10 PM | Toni Chevalier (Administrator)

    Written by Scentsy in Authentic ScentsyOur ProductsScentTrend

    Happy Watermelon Month!

    July is National Watermelon Month — as if we need another reason to enjoy this refreshing fruit this summer! While you can always treat yourself to a nice cold slice of melon to celebrate, why not take things a step further? Scentsy’s Watermelon Tangerine scent is the perfect summertime home fragrance — especially if you love watermelon!

    Scentsy Watermelon Tangerine Wax Melts

    Fresh, fruity fragrance

    Watermelon Tangerine is ripe with notes of sweet watermelon slices spiked with juicy tangerine and dewy greens. From the nostalgic scent of watermelon to the exciting burst of citrus and greenery, this fragrance captures the sweetest elements of summer memories. After all, it’s easy to reminisce about sunny picnics, potlucks and barbeques with a little in-scent-ive!

    Fill the summer with fragrance

    While Scentsy Bars are perfect for enjoying home fragrance, summertime often means being on the go! Thankfully you can find Watermelon Tangerine — and many other popular fragrances — in a wide variety of Scentsy products! Planning a night out on the town? Body products like Watermelon Tangerine Body Cream and Fragrance Mist let you bring the scent of summer wherever you go!

    Scentsy Watermelon Tangerine Wax Bar with notes of citrus and dewy greenery

    Let the sun shine on

    Maybe you love the scent of watermelon any time of year — even if the weather outside is frightful. Scentsy Club’s Always Get My Bar perk is ideal for lovers of seasonal fragrances that don’t want to see their favorite Scentsy Bars disappear. If you want to know more about all of Scentsy Club’s perks, reach out to your Independent Scentsy Consultant I got you!

  • 15 Jun 2022 3:45 PM | Marilyn Barker



    brought to you by Marilyn Barker

    There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. After all, making mistakes is one of the keyways we learn, grow and build all sorts of important qualities like persistence and resilience. Mistakes become a problem when we keep repeating the same ones. When we continually repeat the same mistake, we aren't learning anything from it. Worst yet, repeating the same mistakes stalls any positive progress we may be making in life. If this sounds familiar, and you are ready to stop making the same mistakes, consider these nine tips.

    • 1.    Identify the Mistakes You Repeat
    • You can't take action on your mistakes until you identify and acknowledge them. Strive to be more aware of the present moment. If you make a mistake, ask yourself if this is something you keep doing. Once you have an idea of the mistakes you keep making, you can correct them.
    • 2.    Why Does This Keep Happening?
    • Once you have singled out a mistake (or more) that you keep repeating, ask yourself why this keeps happening. Getting to the root cause of why you are repeatedly making the same mistake is important because it allows you to address the underlying cause.
    • 3.    How Do My Mistakes Harm Me?
    • A great way to avoid making the same mistakes again is to carefully consider how they are harming you. When you identify your mistakes' negative impact, you will naturally feel more motivated to stop them.
    • 4.    Learn a Lesson from Your Mistakes
    • A mistake isn't a problem if it teaches you a lesson. Make sure that you take a lesson from each mistake you make. When it comes to recurring mistakes, the lesson should be identifying ways to avoid making a mistake again.
    • 5.    Make a Plan
    • If you are struggling to avoid certain mistakes, make a plan of attack. Take the time to write down steps you can take to address the mistake. This simple act not only gives you a plan to take action on, but it also helps your subconscious recognize the mistake (hopefully) before it happens again.  
    • 6.    Change Your Habits
    • If you keep doing the same things, you are going to keep making the same mistakes. It might be time for you to switch things up a bit. By building positive habits (or avoiding negative ones), you change the way you do things. Ideally, this means you will get different results, which may be enough to avoid certain recurring mistakes.
    • 7.    Address Your Weaknesses
    • Once you have identified your recurring mistakes, check to see if they are caused in part by any weaknesses you have. If so, consider taking the steps needed to address those weaknesses. If you can't address a weakness on your own, consider asking a close friend for help.
    • 8.    Apologies Must Mean Something
    • If you repeatedly make the type of mistakes you have to apologize for, remember that an apology has to mean something. Take time to consider how you may have harmed someone else, and when you apologize, do it thoughtfully and sincerely. When you recognize the severity of your mistakes, it's easier to avoid them.
    • 9.    Surround Yourself with Honest Friends
    • A great way to break the cycle of repeated mistakes is to have friends that aren't scared to tell you how it is. When you have loved ones that feel comfortable calling you out, it helps you avoid making the same mistakes repeatedly. They will tell you the things that you might not want to admit to yourself.

    Marilyn Barker, Business Consultant and Motivational Speaker and Trainer.  Learn more about her at or follow her on social media. 

    #stopmakingmistakes #education #motivational #bereal #supportingothers #marilynbarker

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