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I'm living a wonderful life in beautiful upstate NY and enjoying being a part of the Adirondack Mountains with my parrots, Captain, Ringo and Ziggy. I am a mom to 3 adult children and a grandmother to 4. It's my wish to you that through my blog that you, your family and friends will find the information on this site beneficial and life enhancing. I hope you will "like, share, and post" to help get the information out there so that many will benefit!
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Sometimes staying healthy is a challenge, especially during the cold and flu season. No one wants to attempt to function with symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, chills, aches, and possibly a fever. Thankfully, you don't have to as long as you have a diet rich in immune-boosting nutrients that can help keep the common cold at bay. Add these five foods to your meal rotation plan and see if you experience fewer colds this year.

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Store-bought cleansers are notorious for containing long lists of harmful chemicals known to cause anything from birth defects to asthma to cancer. Healthy homes are those that use natural means of cleaning without the use of the dangerous chemicals. Below are 4 ingredients to help you keep your home clean and safe for children and pets.

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Variously referred to as dental veneers, facings, or porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth in order to improve appearance. They are bonded to the front of the teeth thus changing their size, shape, color, and length.

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Many people plant flower bulbs in neat garden plots and around the bases of trees or bushes. This gives a formal, orderly appearance to the yard. Others like to make a more natural look by planting flower bulbs right in their lawn. Before the first lawn mowing of the season, you will have a bright and colorful lawn filled with flowers. Over time, these bulbs will grow multiply, increasing the area of your yard covered with flowers. This is called naturalizing, and some bulb plants are better at it than others.

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Self-employment can be a wonderful gift. Handling it, though, can at times be challenging. After all, you are your own boss. You control your hours. While these are some of the best things about self-employment, staying motivated is an important element to your success and satisfaction, this article warns.

Keeping regular to somewhat regular business hours is critical. Keeping focus toward your goals will help, too. These tips on motivation are a great desktop printout to keep close at hand.

If you are currently self-employed or you are contemplating it, I have some more tips and an option that I would be willing to share. I think I can help you move forward. No strings, just some truths that I have discovered. Let’s talk or type soon.

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From the moment your family laid eyes on that adorable, doe-eyed puppy or that frisky little kitten, you knew you just had to bring one home.  No doubt, the precious little critter will fill your hearts with love and devotion for many years to come, but unless you plan to be on 24 hour pet patrol, involve your children in every aspect of planning and caring for the animal, right from the start.

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Don’t become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley—what about the thief in your mind?  What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships—our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us. There are six we must conquer:

1. Fear

We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by our own experiences, by what someone has told us, by what we’ve read and heard about. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at 2 o'clock in the morning. But once we learn to avoid that situation, we won't need to live in fear of it.  

2. Indifference

What a tragic disease indifference is. Some will say, “Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.” But here’s one problem with drifting: We can’t drift our way to the top of the mountain.

3. Indecision

Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal our chances for a better future. We have to take a sword to this enemy.

4. Doubt

Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. We can’t believe everything. But we also can’t let doubt take over. Many of us doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, we doubt ourselves. Doubt will destroy our lives and our chances of success. It will empty both our bank accounts and our hearts. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.

5. Worry

We’ve all got to worry some—but we can’t let it conquer us. Instead, let it alarm us. Worry can be useful. If we step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, we've got to worry. But we can't let worry loose like a mad dog that drives us to a small corner. Here's what we've got to do with our worries: Drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get us, we've got to get it. Whatever is pushing on us, we've got to push back.  

6. Timidity

Over-caution is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue (unlike humility); in fact, it can be an illness. If we let it go, it’ll conquer us. If we’re timid, we won’t get promoted, we won’t advance and grow and become powerful. We’ve got to avoid over-caution.

So, we must battle with the enemy, battle with fears, build our courage to fight what’s holding us back, what’s keeping us from our goals and dreams. We have to be courageous in our lives and in our pursuit of the things we want and the people we want to become.


 The 6 Emotional Enemies Inside Your Mind
Posted on Monday 10th, August 2015
By Master Coach

Per Loretta ... These 6 enemies inside of your mind can take a toll on your physical health as well visiting you with heartburn, acid re-flux disease, and so on. take the time to be happy, relax and enjoy life's blessings each day.  Handle life daily situations without reacting. One way to reduce the stress in life is to consider starting and having a business that you can do from the comfort of your home.

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Energy efficiency is important, but the more more air-tight our environments become, the lower the quality of air we breathe inside those environments. This can seriously impact our respiratory health. We spend the majority of our time indoors and although we do have concerns for outdoor air quality, it's the indoor air quality we can immediately fix.

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When you want to purchase a new puppy, it's a good idea to find a reputable dog breeder who specializes in breeding and raising the type of dog you want. The environment in which puppies are bred and nurtured can have a significant impact on their quality and temperament.

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Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You!

Almost all of us have asked ourselves the question: “do I want my own business?”. I could be my own boss. I would be able to control my hours and spend more time with my family. I could be the determiner of my own income. The reasons to do it abound.

The attached article from the Wall Street Journal could help you assess your own qualifications. It touches on some key issues like needing a strong why to keep you focused and to get you through the, the inevitable “rough patches”. You must be willing (and comfortable) to take on some risk or find a business that has very little or none. You must be willing and able to fill many roles. Early in the development of your business, you will be IT, So, you must stay in balance.

I will be happy to be your Make Green partner to show you how to have your own business in the growing wellness industry, either part time or as your primary source of income. I am excited to review my reasons for entrepreneurship and help you inventory your own by sharing my own twelve success factors. Freedom is a great way to make a living.  Later on in this blog, I will cover those success factors. Hope you will subscribe!


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Many people like to make resolutions or goals for their new year so they can achieve weight-loss or incorporate healthier choices into their diet. For pet owners, it is also important to incorporate some of those changes for their pets.  Health challenges related to obesity are affecting North Americans more than ever before and, consequently, our pets are also facing obesity-related problems and diseases.

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What would parties and tasty goodies be like without chocolate? And frankly, who doesn't love chocolate? When it's in sweets or just on its own, chocolate is awesome, but when it melts onto clothes or your carpet? Eek, it's positively awful.

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What would parties and tasty goodies be like without chocolate? And frankly, who doesn't love chocolate? When it's in sweets or just on its own, chocolate is awesome, but when it melts onto clothes or your carpet? Eek, it's positively awful. Because chocolate has such a low melting temperature and is made from milk solids and cocoa, it can get on things turning something you enjoy into a fiasco. 

Chocolate is one of those stains that need to be taken care of immediately so as not to run the risk of becoming a permanent part of the carpet or article of clothing. I have provided some healthy tips below that should assist you in removing stubborn chocolate stains so you can continue to enjoy the fun and tasty treats.

What To Look For

  • Chocolate that finds its way onto your carpets or clothing

Healthy Tips

Home Cleaning Solutions:

  • Combine ¼ liquid dish soap and 1 cup of warm water.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 4 cups of warm water.

Tips for clothing:

  • Pre-soak the stained clothing item in cold water
  • Apply some pre-wash cleaner if necessary and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Wash in hot water using regular detergent. BEFORE putting in dryer make sure the hot water lifted the stain in a soft and pliable state. Once the stain is removed then you can apply the following tip.
  • If the stain is placed in the dryer, the heat can set the stain and make it difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
  • Heavy cream makes the fatty components of the chocolate fresh and easier to remove. Saturate the area with the cream, allow it to soak and launder as normal.
  • If you see any residue of stains or grease, use a dry-cleaning solvent to remove the spot.
  • If the stain still remains, try applying hydrogen peroxide with a soft sponge and wash again.

Tips for carpet:

  • Use a flat spatula or paper towel to wipe up as much of the spill as you can.
  • Test your cleaning solution on a small area to make sure it does not discolor the carpet.
  • Apply the cleaning solution from the outside to the center of the stain and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Use a clean white cloth to blot out the stain until no more is removed from the carpet (be careful not to rub the stain with the cloth as it will only imbed the stain deeper).
  • Rinse the area with cold water and remove any remaining cleaning solution.
  • If the stain is still there, follow the steps again before calling a professional cleaner. After you think the spot is completely clean, place paper towels over the area to absorb the moisture and dry completely.


  • Make favored marking areas less easily accessible for your cat and/or change the context of those places (place his food and water or toys in that area to inhibit the spraying).
  • If he starts sniffing an area that was previously marked, make a loud noise to distract him and let him know it is not acceptable.
  • To clean soiled areas use a stain/odor remover with enzymes specifically for pet odors.
  • Apply white vinegar or a citrus spray to the previously soiled spot several times a day after the area has been thoroughly cleaned.
  • Spend about 10 minutes at a certain time each day to play with and pet your cat. He will quickly learn to expect the attention which will ease any anxiety he may have experienced.
  • Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to examine your cat for the possible reasons for its behavior.

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The bathroom is often the most used room in the house and because of this the hardest to clean and keep clean. By incorporating a few time saving bathroom cleaning tips into your regular routine, you can cut your cleaning time, save money on cleaning products and enjoy a cleaner bathroom for longer periods of time.

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be caused and aggravated by a number of factors, including diet, lifestyle, weight, general health problems, and hereditary factors. Often, due to a lack of symptoms, people with high blood pressure may not even realize there is anything wrong

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It is truly amazing how many ingredients go into handy wipes we use to freshen up while travelling, wiping down surfaces around food and changing diapers. Unfortunately there are some ingredients contained in these convenient little wipes that are not good for our bodies.


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“If you’ve ever lived with a cat who sprays, you certainly remember the distinct odor it produces. Oftentimes, unaltered males are the culprits; they use their spraying ‘talent’ to mark their territory, thus telling all felines in surrounding areas that this is THEIR kingdom!”

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Recently, the question, “Is your home a healthy home?” provoked some internal evaluation. I thought, well, I don’t smoke, and there isn’t any illegal drugs…

My home is a healthy home, right? Wrong. I decided to read labels on my cleaning and hygiene products and said to myself, this is scary. If you and I were awakened to the effects of toxic chemicals used in our homes on a daily basis, we would be moved to action and not tolerate any toxic chemicals either in our home or for personal hygiene.  Household chemicals can gradually make you and your family sick. The World Resources Institute says, “The typical home now contains over sixty-three hazardous products that together contain hundreds of different chemicals.” At the same time there has been an equally dramatic rise in the incidence of certain chronic health problems. Research indicates that it is more than coincidence that the dramatic rise these various diseases has coincided with the increased use of hazardous, man-made chemicals in the home.

Chemicals that can cause death, cancer, central nervous system disorders, learning disorders, birth defects, respiratory illness, and many other health problems appear in most of the cleaning and personal care products in your home. It may be difficult, however, to tell which health risks a particular product poses.  Since manufacturers do not list long-term health effects on the packages and are not required to list the ingredients, it’s impossible to learn all the health risks by reading the label.

What To Look For

  • Read labels. Learn what is toxic. Learn to discern what you fill your space with, what you clean your home, your body and your resources. Although it would take a second book to cover all the ingredients listed on household cleaning products, one in particular is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is frequently used in personal and household products because it is a cheap preservative. The following information is taken from a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) which, by law, must be applied to anyone who uses any chemical product in the workplace. The MSDS formaldehyde warns: “Suspected carcinogen: may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through skin; causes burns; inhalation can cause spasms, edema (fluid buildup) of the larynx and bronchi, and chemical pneumonitis; extremely destructive to tissue of the mucus.”
  • All these symptoms and more are caused by formaldehyde. “Yet manufacturers can put this ingredient in shampoo and not list it as an ingredient,” states Debra Lynn Dadd, author of, Home Safe Home. You will be shocked to know that formaldehyde is a common ingredient in baby shampoo, bubble bath, deodorants, perfume, hair dye, mouthwash, toothpaste and many other personal items. One thing I need to state is that the amount of formaldehyde is slight in these products, nevertheless, it is considered a suspected cardinogen and produces a risk. If all cancers start from the abnormal growth of one cell, then why allow any amount into your body?

Healthy Tips

  • The good news is you can make a change. Switch to safer, healthier and more natural cleaning and personal hygiene products.
  • Be conscious of the effects on your body and how you feel on a day by day basis. What most doctors and scientists who investigate illnesses related to chemical toxicity contend that it is not the amount of chemicals that a person is exposed to but how sensitive they are to a certain chemical. It depends on a persons size and weight and the strength of their detox system.
  • Build a healthy immune system through quality supplements and a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Are you in a quandary in what to be rid of in your home in order to make your home a healthy home?  Please feel free to contact me in regards to what to do with the toxins in your home, what products am I using in my home for a healthier home and how to use them. To learn about toxins in your home visit and receive a free ebook about this very topic, with no strings attached at  and

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"My niece, Makayla, had a problem for a long time with dry, itchy skin. Every time she would bathe her skin would be very dry and she would itch all night long -even getting bumps (like a rash) on her legs, stomach, and her head. The poor girl would sometimes itch herself until she bled..."

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Now that the weather has changed, many people find themselves exposed to elements that can contribute to coughing and illness. It is important that while the weather continues to get colder and we face temperature extremes from indoor to outdoor environments, we take the time necessary to boost our immune systems. An annoying symptom of the body’s poor reaction to the environment is the onset of a cough.

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Now that the weather has changed, many people find themselves exposed to elements that can contribute to coughing and illness. It is important that while the weather continues to get colder and we face temperature extremes from indoor to outdoor environments, we take the time necessary to boost our immune systems. An annoying symptom of the body’s poor reaction to the environment is the onset of a cough.

A scratchy throat, swollen tonsils, buildup of phlegm and mucous are all reactions to allergens, extreme temperature changes or harmful chemicals. Severe and/or chronic coughing may be symptoms of something more serious in the body. But most often, the cough many people face during the fall and winter seasons are ugly additions to the common flu or cold. I have provided some healthy tips that may help you bolster your immune system to prevent the onset of an irritating cough and treat it if you find yourself battling the cough.

What To Look For

  • Scratching throat, mucous buildup, burning sensation in the lungs, swollen tonsils, irritation, runny nose, watery eyes.
  • Possible causes for a cough: a cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, harsh chemicals, airborne toxins, certain medications, allergies, exposure to cigarette smoke, etc.
  • A cough that lingers longer than 3 weeks may be an indication of something more chronic and a possible infection or illness.

Healthy Tips

  • Visit your doctor for a checkup to find out potential causes for your cough.
  • Drink lots and lots of water to thin the mucous buildup in your throat.
  • Eat lots of fruit. A diet high in fruit fiber and flavanoids help prevent chronic coughing.
  • If you smoke, look for accountability and support to stop immediately.
  • Avoid places containing lingering cigarette smoke.
  • Reduce eating or drinking milk products as they contribute to phlegm buildup in your throat.
  • Eating garlic on a regular basis is a great antibiotic help.
  • If you believe certain medications you are taking are creating dryness or other factors contributing to coughing, talk to your doctor. He/she may change your prescription.
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With Thanksgiving on its way and other fall festivities, why not extend the life of these pumpkin decorations into the end of November? I have provided some healthy tips that will enable you to enjoy your pumpkin harvest through this fall season.

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Signs of fall’s full presence came in October with cool, crisp winds, dropping leaves and the opening of pumpkin patches and sunflower farms. Some people took their children out amongst the haystacks and cornfields to pick their favorite pumpkins for carving or for home decorations, and many people placed their freshly made jack-o-lanterns out for Halloween. With Thanksgiving on its way and other fall festivities, why not extend the life of these pumpkin decorations into the end of November? I have provided some healthy tips that will enable you to enjoy your pumpkin harvest through this fall season.

What To Look For

  • Healthy, textured, ripened pumpkins and gourds
  • Ways to preserve and/or harvest pumpkins for healthy snacks and treats

Healthy Tips

  • If you are still looking for pumpkins or gourds for fall display, here is a way to make sure your choice is ripe and ready for picking: press your thumbnail into the rind (skin); if it does not dent in and if the pumpkin is completely uniform in color, it is ready!
  • To remove dirt or mold from a pumpkin or gourd that has been outside place it under running water and scrub away any dirt and mold with a produce brush.
  • You can also wipe a disinfectant mixture of 1-cup hydrogen peroxide with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to ½ gallon of water (a fantastic bleach substitute) onto your pumpkin or gourds to prevent mold spores from forming and to reduce rotting.
  • If you would like to dry pumpkin seeds, wash off any threads or pulpy fibers from the seeds and place them in a warm (not hot) oven for 3 – 4 hours, stirring frequently.
  • To roast pumpkin seeds for eating, add a small amount of olive oil with salt to dried seeds and place into a preheated oven of 250 degrees.
  • You can also sprout pumpkin seeds to add into fresh salads: Place the desired amount of seeds into a glass jar and add just enough water to cover them; secure cheesecloth over the top of the jar with a rubber band and soak the seeds overnight to soften them. The next day, drain the water through the cheesecloth until there is no more moisture in the jar. Place the jar of seeds into a dark room and rinse the seeds 4 – 6 times each day. You should begin to see ¼-inch sprouts within about three days. Rinse them one more time before setting the jar in a sunlit window until the sprouts grow small leaves.
  • If you would like to have dried (small) gourds for indoor decorations, you will need to lay them onto a sheet of newspaper in a warm room with open air-flow for 2 – 3 weeks, turning once each day to cure them. After they are cured, you can polish them with paste wax for display.
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