Category: Do It Yourself

Natural Face Mask

This is just one of many DIY face masks that are so much better than the store brands, and without all the harsh chemicals and carcinogens.

Lemon wedge

1Tbs Oats

1Tbs honey

1 egg

Mix and apply, let dry and wash with warm water.

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Low carb-cauliflower pancakes

Cheesy Cauliflower Patties = YUM YUM!

 

1 head cauliflower

2 large eggs

1/2 c cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 c panko

1/2 t cayenne pepper (more of less to taste)

salt

olive oil

 

Cut cauliflower into florets & cook in boiling water until tender about 10 minutes. Drain. Mash the cauliflower while still warm. Stir cheese, eggs, panko, cayenne & salt to taste.

 

Coat the bottom of a griddle or skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Form the cauliflower mixture into patties about 3 inches across. Cook until golden brown & set, about 3 minutes per side. Keep each batch warm in the oven while you cook the rest.

 

as always, use Organic ingredients when possible, NEVER GMO!

All Natural bug spray

Tired of spraying toxic chemicals on you and your children??? Here is a better solution

Makes great gifts too!

 

All Natural Bug spray

 

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:

15 drops lavender oil [http://amzn.to/WOhOP8]

3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract

10 drops of citronella oil [http://amzn.to/ZOLfyc]

1/4 Cup lemon juice.

Fill bottle with water.

Shake & it’s ready to use.

Spray on yourself.

 

(You can also use 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil instead of citronella oil [http://amzn.to/ZfYPbx])

 

Make some extra to gift to your neighbors, family & friends. Share this on your wall so you’ll have it handy when it’s needed.

 

 

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SMOOTHIE WEEK

I will be posting new smoothie recipes this week. This one can have a little tart to it, I will post a kid friendly recipe tomorrow. I just wanted to share with you this powerful health smoothie I have made, the ingredients don’t have to be exact, and always get organic if possible, NEVER GMO!  Enjoy

1/3 orange

1/4 lemon

1/4C Kale

1/4 C spinach

1/3 Beet root

1 Carrot

1 Celery

1 tbs raw honey

1 tbs dandelion root

1 strawberry

1/7 banana

1tbs diatomaceous Earth (food grade)

1/3C cilantro

1 tbs coconut oil

1/2C fermented ginger juice (found in health food stores, I used Synergy)

1/3C water

1 tsp Kyogreen (Chlorella, kelp supplement)

3 ice cubes

place in a powerful food emulsifier, like the Healthmaster, vitamix, ninja….and ENJOY!

This drink is a great source of energy and detoxification, here is just some of the health benefits you will receive when you give your body this wonderful cleansing drink, I will just list off some benefits of the individual items, but don’t forget the synergistic properties you receive as well, like the lemon with the kale and spinach to help your body absorb the nutrients more efficiently.

Coconut oil :The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing properties.

dandelion Root: anti-cancer, detox, anti-inflammatory….http://www.naturalnews.com/dandelion.html

kyogreen: detox heavy metals, iodine supplement, energy boost. http://www.vitacost.com/kyolic-kyo-green-energy-powdered-drink-mix-10-oz

kale:  Kale has the power to protect your cardiovascular system; prevents cancer; detoxify; reverse anemia; eliminate osteoporosis; support a healthy digestive system plus much more!   A super food for life – one cup of kale contains vitamins K, A, C, B6, E plus minerals such as, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.  http://www.naturalhealth365.com/food_news/kale.html

Cilantro:

Detoxify heavy metals and soothe chronic inflammation with cilantro, a powerful ‘superherb’

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035741_heavy_metals_cilantro_detox.html#ixzz2TpxH3HVo

fermented tea: http://www.anahatabalance.com/teakombucha2.html

beet root: lowers blood pressure, powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer, Beets are a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and folate. Beets are also a good source of Vitamin C, zinc, copper, and iron. Beets contain polyphenols and betalains, which are getting quite a bit of medical attention as important natural antioxidants. Beets have been clinically proven to support liver function in rats. Recent clinical research suggests that beets and beet juice are useful in healing a variety of degenerative conditions.

Diatomaceous Earth (food grade): great Silica supplement, rid your body of parasite, great for hair skin and nails, cleans bowels, lower cholesterol and much more, can be used as natural pest control in and outside your home as well. http://www.earthworkshealth.com/How-Diatomaceous-Earth-Works.php
Raw honey: Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.

Lemon: Lemon juice possesses antibacterial, antiviral and immune-building properties. It fights disease and infection with high levels of bioflavonoids, pectin, limonene, citric acid, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. It stimulates digestion, promoting weight loss.

Carrot: not just for your eyes 🙂 A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that falcarinol, a natural phytonutrient in carrots, can reduce the risk of cancer by a third. Falcarinol helps to protect carrots from fungal infections and defend itself against harmful pests.

Banana: Bananas are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. They also provide us with a source of energy. They contain a lot of iron, which is extremely helpful to those suffering from anaemia, as it stimulates the growth of haemoglobin in the body. They contain a lot of potassium; this helps to alleviate high blood pressure and prevent bone loss by countering the damage done by a diet high in sodium/salt. Potassium is also excellent for relieving menstrual cramps and is also excellent for fluid retention, making bananas a sure winner for women who suffer with these symptoms. It also helps minimize the risk of kidney stones. Vitamin B6 also helps to balance blood-glucose levels, thereby alleviating mood swings often associated with PMS.

Strawberry: anti-cancer, bone health, eye health, antioxidant, fights against hearth disease and diabetes. http://www.naturalnews.com/036575_strawberries_diabetes_heart_disease.html
You may notice on my site that my preference is to refer you to naturalnews.com for a source. This is because I spent months checking his sources and I am confident in his information, but as always, feel free to do your own research. smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why the LIFE Business?

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Why the LIFE Business? What is all this hype about Orrin Woodward and the LIFE business? Well Orrin states “The LIFE Business is a group who are committed to making a difference by first making a difference in their own families life.”

I often get the question, “well what have you made doing this LIFE thing?” My response is always the same….not much. But, it’s not the business, the training system has it laid out exactly what steps to take consistently, over time to achieve a successful business with LIFE, and my goals and dreams are not the same as the next person. Being involved with this team of people and learning the Leadership principles taught so effortlessly in LIFE, I had to be honest with myself and take a long hard look at how I was running my life compared to that of the many leaders we read about in the recommended leadership books. Do I want a big business? yes. Am I in this for the long term or short? long. So I decided if I wanted people to follow me, I need to change into someone worth following.

 

When I got started, my marriage was in shambles, my finances were in shambles, and my attitude could use some improvement. Personally,  I felt that I couldn’t help people fix the problems in their lives until I fixed them in mine, otherwise what qualifies me to walk them through these most difficult adjustments? Do you have to take the route I chose? NOWAY, you can build it as fast as you want….these were MY goals, MY choices, MY priorities. YOURS will be tailored to you, that is the beauty of a networking business, you can go as fast or slow, as low or as high you want, and LIFE has pre-paved the road for you, they’ve cleared the minefield, thousands have gone before you, found what worked and what hasn’t so that you can jump on the highway to success.

A little about what the LIFE materials have done in my life. My husband and I were both working long hours, opposite shifts with 3 children, we were miserable in our marriage We still couldn’t manage to pay our bills or get ahead, and we were headed for divorce. Enter LIFE changing materials. I began by listening to a few CDs, I liked the stories and they seemed to lift my mood, I slowly noticed a change in my outlook, I began to think of the future, something I am ashamed to say, at that time I had all but lost hope for. I was also handed a book, boy was I stubborn I thought I had all the answers and had tried everything in my life to fix my broken marriage……What LIFE teaches you and the world does the opposite is to seek out someone who has the results in life that you want, find out how they got them, learn and do it. Back to the book, this was a book written by a marriage counselor who had been married for like 30 years(don’t quote me) and had help hundreds(or thousands) of couples get their marriages back on track. How many of you out their know if your own marriage counselor has a good relationship with their spouse…maybe you should ask them? The book was The5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman and BAM did it blow me away, I had never heard some of these ideas and when I started to apply them I NOTICED A DIFFERENCE!!! It works, it really does….I’m not saying it’s easy, or that we didn’t have snags in the road to changing our marriage…we had lived and thought one way our entire lives, so of course this would take some time. The point is to always keep your eye on the horizon, always get back up from your failures. I can now honestly say that my marriage is stronger than it’s ever been and I am more secure in my relationship, which helps me to be more me, if you understand that…if not, then I am glad you never had to go through anything like that. We continue to read marriage books and listen to the audio CDs because a marriage is like a car, if you don’t maintain it, or put gas in it…..it’s going to break down. This is a lifestyle change. This is just one story, I have witnessed the same for many other couples and thousands of others have as well…..might just be why Orrin is the #6 leadership guru in the world…(among other reasons :0) )

Next: the dreaded finances….like I said earlier when we started we were both working more than full time, he 50, me 60-72 hours A WEEK! And we still had debt, we still couldn’t pay our bills….I’m sure you’ve felt the strain too. Enter the FINANCES PACK, whoa, let me tell you, it was a slap in the face to here about things like the power of compounding and the dangers when it’s being used against you by banks with “financing”, living within your means, long term vision, etc. But knowledge learned and not applied is useless, and it took until I was backed into a corner to begin applying this principles. Like Orrin says “The pain of staying the same must be greater the pain to change or you will not take the steps necessary for change” , I had reached that point and god willing we will be 100% debt free this year, maybe even before the end of the year. The feeling of seeing that light at the end of the tunnel is priceless.

Back to the business side, I have not been building this as a business, because I made a decision to live my priorities, and at that time, I was not. when asked the questions “what are your priorities in life?” I said GOD, my husband, my children, everything else……..but then the stinger question….”How much time will you spend on those priorities today?” OUCH right? because I said that these were my priorities but most of my time was spent working. Today, I am still a work in progress but with the skills taught in our materials, I am a stay at home mom, homeschooling two out of 3, going to be adding the 3rd this summer. We made the hard choices and cut our spending and expenses and my husband and I committed to each other so that he could put more effort into moving ahead in his company, which he has, I’ll get to that in a minute. The result? we have cut at least $20,000, yes $20,000! a year from our budget to allow me to stay home.

The husband, hasn’t really gotten on board with the business, this happens sometimes and I don’t see it being forever, as my team grows, so will his belief in it and he’ll jump on board…but he did listen  and read the materials and has had a dramatic improvement in his own leadership abilities and people skills (yes they are skills that can be learned, you don’t have to been born with a magnetic personality, you can change) which has lead to not 1 but 2 promotions in the last six months!!! The second he surpassed many that had been ahead of him because he outshined them and made himself an asset to that company. LUCK is a for letter word and its spelled like this : WORK.

Did these changes take some time? Yes. Was it hard? YES

Was it worth it?

YES!!!!

I would do it over again in a heartbeat, it’s dream, struggle, victory…………the victory just isn’t as sweet without the struggle. I am now in a position to begin building my own team and helping others achieve their dreams and goals as well, remembering that everyone is different and your dreams are not the same as mine, but I can help lead you to the information that can empower you to make the changes necessary in your life in order to achieve your goals and dreams. I didn’t have anyone else (outside of LIFE) offering to guide me and be my cheerleader during that difficult transition. So what are you waiting for? We have the best compensation plan, the best leaders #6 and #11 leadership gurus in the world Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady. We are the #1 community builder IN. THE. WORLD.

What are you waiting for? The opportunity of a lifetime only comes once. What is the worst that can happen? You’ll have improved thinking, relationships, people skill, leadership skills, business skill, parenting skills. Lets join arm and arm and change our culture in the 8Fs of LIFE: Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun, Freedom and build a Following. Leave a Legacy, you have greatness in you, it’s just waiting to be unlocked.

So lets Have Fun, Make Money and Make a difference, one family at a time.

God Bless,

Tiffany

 

www.the-life-business.com

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A Versatile Spice: THE CLOVE

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The versatile Clove has been a prized spice for centuries. Native to the Malucca Islands, the clove, one of the most precious spices of the 16th and 17th centuries, has been found to be traded for centuries, even spurring expeditions and wars. By the 18th century, everyone was growing it and the Dutch were losing thier monopoly in the trade.

The clove can be used to treat numerous ailments, I will cover a few here and add video tutorials at a later date.

The clove is an antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral,local anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory. Among other treatments, it has been used to treat nausea, toothache, cavities, abscess tooth, mouth sores, headache, sore throat, dandruff, cuts, scrapes, sore muscles, strains, acne, styes, ease coughs, wounds, athletes foot, scabies, fungal infections, induce sleep, aphrodisiac. This list is not all-inclusive.

As I’m sure you know, most medications find their origin in the plant families, you see corporations are  unable to patent nature, and a patent ensures maximum profit, regardless if there is a safer alternative (like the actual plant). So drug companies find and focus on one or a couple of substances, zero in on those, synthesize and mass produce their medications, many times without even understanding how the mechanism of action works and disregarding the many other synergistic properties of the plant.

One of these substances is EUGENOL, which you will find in many commercially produced toothache/mouth sore applications. Defined as:

eu·ge·nol : aromatic liquid made from clove oil, used as a dental analgesic.

What these big companies succeed in doing is hiding the natural and safe benefits of nature. Making, you, the consumer completely dependent on their “professional medical advice”. I am here to help you become empowered in your own health care and wean yourself off of the “sick care” industry. Here are some basic applications, ones I use regularly in my own home.

Immune boosting tea : some whole cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick , simmer for about 15 minutes, add some raw honey and enjoy

as an antiseptic instead of neosporin: mix some organic coconut oil with organic ground cloves and place of cuts and scrapes, this works great for pain relief too.

for toothache, cavities or abscess I used ground cloves instead of penicillin.

As a compress: simmer chamomile, whole cloves on stove for 15 minutes, let cool. Place a washcloth and use on sprains and strains.

Feel free to comment with any questions, this list is by no means all inclusive.