Miessence Organic Skincare & Business Opportunity!

Hi.  After 26 years as a Project Manager in Telecommunications, I am now an independent rep and proudly sell Miessence Organic Skincare.  Skin is our largest organ, a living breathing example of our shining health…or issues on display.  But what many don’t yet know is that at least 60% of what you apply on it, be it natural or chemical, absorbs right in!  With chemicals and hormone disruptors everywhere we look, it becomes critical that we be mindful not only what goes into the body to nourish us, but also what we apply on top of it to cleans, tone and moisturize or block the UVA/UVB rays of the sun.

Miessence offers great bio-available tonics, enzymatic house hold cleaning products, deodorant and heavenly body/skincare products.  I love the smell, that fresh plant based aroma in every product I use.    You can of course go to my website and shop to try and enjoy the health and beautifying products but you can also join, its free, and on two levels; one to just get a discount yourself to buy the products or to buy the products for yourself and also promote them as I do.

We all must be more mindful of of the planet we share and how we can personally have a positive impact.  The way we live today isnt sustainable.  I am trying to change the world by how I shop, what I do and don’t buy.  Recently someone told me how the world will never change but think of the power in our spending!  Corporations rise, operate or fail by what we buy.  Spending is an ultimate power.  We make this choice daily, each time we buy only local organic produce, buy only organic humanely raised meats and eggs, etc.

Let’s change the world together!

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CHOPPED OLIVE SANDWICH

So whether you are Vegan, or Vegetarian for health, to save the planet or call yourself a carnivore, there is something in my blog for you!  My husband is a master chef and devout meat eater.  Rather than cut meat completely and make my husband very sad, we are cutting meat to 2 times a week.  When we do buy meat, we make sure it is organic and humanely raised (research the vendor).  In this way, I feel it is more sustainable.  To put it frankly, the standard American diet (SAD) is absolutely not sustainable nor is it healthy.  If you’ve not watched it already, check out Food Inc.  With greed now running the food industry, mostly gone are the days where agribusiness cares for we the people, cares for its livestock, rotates crops, rests the soil and farms and raises animals in a humane and organic way.   That stated, it becomes important for us to do our due diligence to see whom we are supporting with our hard earned cash.

As I do a deeper dive into what we are eating and ways to live healthier, I will post little gems I uncover.  If you are already vegan or lacto vegetarian, terrific!  But for those who do still eat meat, please try to reduce your meat intake to only 2 days a week and branch out, get creative on ways to better nourish yourself and your family and friends!

CHOPPED OLIVE SANDWICH
2 slices Branola bread
1 can Olives chopped  (You can get at least 2 sandwiches out of 1 can of the olives.)
Mayo or Vegan style Mayo and mix into the olives to create a spread
top with shredded cheese or vegan cheese
Top with a bunch of sprouts of your choice
Top the sprouts with a sprinkle of vegan bacon bits.

ENJOY!

You have to dig olives to eat this.  That stated, I love them and I buy the pre chopped can of black olives as a time saver.  Those little guys rolling around on the cutting board get tricky.  I use Orowheat Branola Bread for my sandwich.  The flavor works well.  I also like Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese but you can do a vegan cheese etc, as noted above.
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The Body Burden – Learning Raw with the Hippocrates Life Transformation Program

Much has changed for me the last few weeks.  I was laid off at my Corporate job after 26 years.  I went from primary breadwinner to what my husband lovingly calls a sloth.  I have always had a passion for health, for eating organically with a focus on a plant based diet.  But where was the time to learn more, delve deeper?  After 12+ hour days for so long, it is quite freeing to be unemployed.

In my Hippocrates training, it was stated that ‘Peoples diagnosis become a signal for change in their life.’  Think about it, so true.  Cancer sucks, but it sure is a motivator for change!  Any serious illness is.  And…so is being laid off at a place you’d planned on retiring from!  We want to cast off the old ways and look upon the world around us with fresh eyes.  That is what this blog is all about.

Wherever you are right now and whatever it is you feel, let’s look together at small incremental changes and large ones too, where you can effect a positive change in yourself and others.

Peace!

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Green Juice Recipe For Detox & Health!

So, our world we live in is so damaged and, consequently, so are we.  The air we breath, the water we drink and the food we typically buy(if not organic) is filled with pesticides and other contaminates.
 Each one of us carries what is known as a body burden, which is the storage of toxins that each of us personally carries.  These toxins, stored in our fat as our body’s attempt at protection from harmful things it cannot process, eventually wreak havoc.
I lost my dad, my mother and my brother to cancer.  My other brother and cousin are currently sick with cancer.  Prior to her death, mother stated cancer was after the family, taking us all out.  But i know that while each of us carries cancer, carries some mutated cells, our bodies have the ability to fight, given the tools.
90-95% of cancer is from what you are exposed to.  The remaining 5-10% is genetic.  This means we can win this if we treat our miracle machine right.
The green drink pictured above is 1 cucumber, a small chunk of ginger to taste, half a bunch of celery and a cup or so of sunflower sprouts.  I also add in a cup of pea sprouts too,  but I didn’t have any on hand today.   You can add lemon, or cilantro,  and leave out the ginger, play around a bit with it, perhaps adding Turmeric instead.   I use Turmeric alot, for its magnificent anti-inflammatory properties, which are magnified with black pepper by the way.   See my other blog post on the iPlant sprouter review and I’ve included a link to purchase if interested.  I grow my own sprouts.  Eating as much as I do of them, it’s the best and freshest way as well as the most variety.  There is also another blog on the Angel Juicer I own and love. Celery is high in beneficial enzymes and helps the body regulate its alkalinity, helping to protect against an acidic body.  Cancer doesn’t thrive in an alkaline environment.  Cucumber is high in chlorophyll, copper and calcium and sunflower sprouts are high in zinc and B vitamins and are beneficial to the nervous system.
You want to drink the juice down within 15 minutes of juicing.  This is to avoid oxidisation which robs vital minerals and vitamins.  Think of a freshly cut apple turning brown or a car rusting out.  Oxidisation is the interaction of oxygen molecules and whatever substances they make contact with, from metal to living tissue.  We want to avoid it on our cars, our food, our person.
Many folks eat processed foods, pastries, coffee in the morning when our bodies were designed to detox nightly.  From between about 10pm and 11am, your body is trying its level best to detox.  A great example of this is my sister in law who smokes.  In the morning, upon arising (and only then) she coughs up phlegm.  Her lungs sound healthy but they are trying to detox before she smokes again.  If you tune into your body the first few hours you are up, you can tell what areas are taking on the worst of the pollution in your environment.  Your nose may run (me) or you lungs may be trying to purge.  A neti pot is great to help detox the sinuses and there’s a post on that too!
So the thing here is that you want to honour the body’s level of efforts here by supporting it with a healthy detoxing green drink in the morning.  2 a day, one a couple hours before bedtime, is awesome!
Your skin will be cleaner, clearer as well as your whole body!

Wheat Grass – How To Grow The Best

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Loved it, hated it?  My husband is really fine with the flavor.  Me?  Gag, not so much. Even with these adorable skull glasses, I am still nonplussed with the flavor.  No, I realize how freaking healthy it is to do, how the mineral content can even change gray hair back to your natural colour, so I force myself to shoot it down.  Because it is so detoxing and works quickly, some people can feel a bit nauseated after a shot of the magic green.  I feel fine after getting it down….it’s the getting it down I struggle personally with.  With my Hippocrates Training I learned a few secrets lately to help get the best mineral and vitamin content as well as the best (ahem) flavor.

Growing your own wheat grass is going to be, by far, the least cost and the freshest.  One way is with organic soil in a 10×10 Tray with 1 cup of wheat grass and about 1/2 inch of soil.  After 3 days of soaking and rinsing them, it take about 7 days for the grass to be ready.  If you go this route, with soil, you will find that most of it gets absorbed by the plant so its really not as messy a process as what I was initially envisioning when I decided to go hydroponic.

I use the Prodyne appetizer tray to grow my Wheat Grass.  This system can also be used for Mung beans and Sunflower sprouts.  For the mineral content, I use SeaCal fertilizer in my water mixture as I am not using any soil.  You should get about 4-6 shots out of this method depending upon how much wheat grass seed you lay down. This may mean that you, as I did, purchase 3 or 4 appetizer trays so you always have a rotation going.  You will have the best results using just one layer so I began using 2 cups, per tray, but now I have less yield, less dense but better overall results with 1 or 1.5 cups of seed.  NEVER place ANY sprouts you are doing in direct sunlight.  For Wheat Grass, it will turn bitter and that absolutely isn’t good for anybody (Think bitter beer face).

Instructions as follows:

Step 1 – Germinating the seeds
Day 1 Rinse seeds and place in container, cover with 3xH20 and soak 12 hours.
Day 2 Drain and rinse and soak another 12 hours.
Day 3 Drain rinse and soak a third time 12 hours.
The seeds expand which helps germination, hastening sprouting and minimizing mold.
Day 4 Drain and rinse a final time.

Step 2 – Line the bottom of your tray with paper towels (you can cut them to size) This helps to keep them from falling through the tray vent holes.
Step 3 – Lay down your layer of soaked seeds.
Step 4 – Fill the appetizer dish with water
Step 5 – Spray them morning and evening with water.  I like to add a 1/4 tsp of baking soda which helps inhibit mold.  If you do end up with a bit of mold on the root system, that can be rinsed off.  You are cutting above the root line anyway.

I like to add just a bit of water to my appetizer tray at the beginning, then toss it and renew with the vitamin water (adding the SeaCal)

In a few days, you will see a green blade appearing.  In about 7 days (after placing in the tray) you should see the joint or where there is the very beginning of a new leaf coming up after the first original blade.  NOW is time to harvest, the grass is at its peak.

So the key things are 1) Never direct sunlight.  Your kitchen counter is perfect. 2) Spray 2x a day 3)You want it to be the very freshest which means growing it yourself is best and finally 4) Harvest at the beginning of the joint, once you see that 2nd blade begin to pop up, harvest the entire tray!  Keep it in a bag in the fridge, keeps for a week or get a green grow bag for nearly double the life.

Let me know please if I can help answer any questions too.  When I first began this journey I had a plethora of them and am still learning as I go along.  Cheers!

Animal Testing – PLEASE HELP A Dog or Cat OUT! Review of Miessence, Organic Skincare, Body Care Line

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THIS hit my inbox earlier, for MAC Cosmetics among others.  And THIS is exactly why I rep for miessence (https://www.miessence.com/puretemple/en/category/1/skincare).  By the way, MAC states that while they do not do inhouse animal testing, they do so in China, for example.  When a company uses chemicals in their products, there are mandates for testing.

I have TWO primary objectives for becoming an Independent Rep for Miessence. Firstly I believe all the chemicals, toxins, hormone disruptors and anti-freeze (propylene glycol) that is in most skincare, home care and, sadly, in much of our processed foods, are unnecessary, cause cancer, early puberty among a host of other drama.  I firmly believe they contribute enormously to our body burden of toxins, are an awaiting stew of illness waiting to explode within each of us, causing us to die off far sooner and more painfully than we ever should.

And the 2nd reason is for such piteous pictures as the one here.  In the last couple of months, I must have signed hundreds of petitions on animal well being. These poor cats don’t use cosmetics and yet are held down forcefully to have chemicals that are bad for them applied to them. 

Let’s be honest, if we need to test a product on an animal other than ourselves, something is gravely wrong with that product to begin with! I encourage you to vote with your wallet and buy from reputable, sustainable and health giving companies. 

Miessence is carbon negative, food grade, 100% organic with no chemicals or animal testing ever! The products are great.  Rather than shopping a nice department store where products may have sat for however long on their shelf, these products are made in batches and shipped at order! Other than concocting serums in your own kitchen, which is really a groovy thought but most of us aren’t chemists and don’t have that kind of time or fridge space, this is one of the very best ways to get truly pure and potent, fresh skin and body care, as well as some great cosmetics.  Their foundation is very nice and has a natural sunblock in it that holds up well in Dallas TX swelter.  🙂   Miessence has a great mascara, some lip colour and everything else is about caring for the skin and body (or home).  I use their alkalizing body tonic in my daily smoothie when I am not growing a batch of wheat grass.  I love the smell of their Biopure Probiotic Household Concentrate.  You add it to water for cleaning.  It has a yummy vanilla scent and I use it with my floor steamer in the water rather than vinegar.  My sister in law will not be without the Face and Neck Serum, which has eliminated her ‘Crows Nest’ as she calls it.

Anything that comes straight to your door saves time, but getting the products super fast is a joy.  Sure, I could definitely use the cash, but the reason I rep for Miessence is that it is in line with my ethics. Let’s save animals, one cat and one lipstick at a time!

Organic Vegetative Composting – Envirocycle Composter Review

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So, I had just given a never used composter away to my neighbor.   For those of you following me, I am in the midst of Hippocrates Health Institutes Life Transformation learning program.  This means I went out a few weeks later and purchased a new composter after learning how I really needed one.  I am growing an organic garden and while I have a good organic fertilizer I did not realize I needed to apply it bi weekly.  Yep and while I had heard of compost tea, I did not realize how badly I needed that either.  Apparently plants really take in a ton of nutrients from their leaves when sprayed with compost tea.

But I am lazy or you could say busy if you are being kind. I did not want something that was hand crank, as that could get heavy and cumbersome and perhaps hard on my hands. And regarding making the tea, while I learned in class how to take some compost material out, place the compost in a mesh cloth, tile with twine and suspend it in a 5 gallon bucket of water for 2 weeks, then remove the mesh cloth, fill a misting bottle and spray upon the leaves with abandon, that sounded like steps to me.  Gee, I wondered, why can’t both be combined somehow into a composter where I wouldn’t (or you either) need to jack with all that?

After much research, I am now the proud owner of the Envirocycle Most Beautiful Composter in the World.  Well, it is darn cute, even in the larger size which I opted for.  It comes in 17 or 34 gallons.  Other than the size, they are identical.  Many folks buy 2, one can be ‘cooking’ while you are using the other that’s ready.  For now, I have just the one.  AND, and this I am truly madly deeply excited about, it makes compost tea!!!!  You use little plugs, save your tea inside the base. You just unscrew a little lid in the base that creates and stores your tea.  It’s concentrated, so you add water to it in a spray bottle and spray upon the leaves with abandon.  Yayee!  What is NOT to love here?

Even if you are, like me, just starting out with your home organic gardening, it is really important to impart your produce with the most nutrients possible.  Hippocrates also recommends augmenting your soil with minerals too.  This can be stone dust or go purchase minerals. I have very rocky soil and wonder if that counts.  For now, I am hooked on composting.   The company has amazing customer care, the product is a joy to use and because it rolls right off its base to wherever you want to lay down some compost, it is easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Oh, and I did title this post Vegetative Composting, and the reason why is that I want you to avoid meat products.  This will cut down on bugs and flies but also, it is important to note that most compost is animal byproduct.  Not only this, but most come from factory farming, which means pesticides and loads of antibiotics.  This crap doesn’t break down so when you use this stuff, you eat it when you harvest.  Ick.  Let’s avoid all that unpleasantness and just do 75% green (all your veggie scraps, wheat-grass root bed, lawn clippings) and 25% brown (leaves, cardboard)

Compost happy!

Come and listen to a story about a gal named Suz
She wanted to go organic but didn’t want the blues
Then one day she found the most beautiful composter in the world

And oh the Envirocycle made her a happy girl!
Bubbling crude, there was!  Black gold, Texas ‘compost’ tea.  (Seeing if y’all are reading me.)

Domestic Abuse – The Quiet Version

Let’s talk about domestic abuse. There is a picture that immediately comes to mind for most of us however there is a another, far quieter and equally deadly kind. It is when a loved one ceases to be a true partner. Every day we teach others how to treat us by what we do and don’t accept. But loving someone who harms us is a tricky situation. We partner up for many reasons. One of them is to learn how to love more perfectly, we spend our lives learning to truly give of ourselves, to be less self-involved and come together in a giving nurturing spirit. There are a myriad of reasons and excuses for remaining stuck in old behaviors that no longer suit yourself and those around you. However, we….each of us, are called to our own personal brand of greatness! And time is of the essence! It’s time to lose the bad behaviors that cause hurt anxiety and sadness for our family.

 

God sees the intent behind our actions and our heart is fully known to him. He sees your pains, your reasons, your potential used or squandered.

 

There is rain in everyone’s life and there is also joyousness too. Sometimes there is more rain than there is joy and life is not always fair.

 

But I encourage everyone to be a true partner in life. Acknowledge your co-creation of your life as it stands. If you do not like your life so far know that it is up to you to change it . And if you are stuck in an abusive situation you may not be able to change the abuser but you can change your own personal direction .

 

We are all called to fully participate in life, fully participate with loved ones. We are also called to take very good care of ourselves; It is only from a position of strength within ourselves that we can be of the greatest benefit to others . Move past grief or anything else holding you back and engage as a support system for both yourself and those you love.

 

Choosing to remain in weakness drags you and your loved ones down and robs you the opportunity to truly shine the light that only you have.

A friend of mine has been in great pain carrying a heavy burden. Let this burden be lifted, and if you or someone you know is suffering, may the light of loved ones around you and them shine and joy and peace reign.

Mod Stylish Air Purifiers – Rabbit Room Air Purifier Review

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Why we love the  Rabbit room air purifiers.
We live in a polluted world.  And many times, the air inside our homes is the worst to breath!
Below is a link to Dr Axe for more information, but unless you are very careful to use only organic and natural cleaning agents, and environmentally friendly and toxin free furnishings, the average home contains about 10 gallons of synthetic chemical products.
From cigarette smoke, to pesticides,  from paints to household cleansers, to candles and incense or other air fresheners all can distribute toxins throughout the home.
https://draxe.com/indoor-air-pollution-worse-than-outdoor/
We now have 3, 2 being this model, which I think is the sleekest.   Plus the customization is great!  We have the fish, pictured, and also one with the Julius monkey cover.  The filters typically last 2 years and are also customizable.   I have owned some ugly air filtration systems in my day and am thankful now that I no longer feel the need to sacrifice style for health. Rabbit offers the Artists Series featuring images by Gustav Klimt, Katsushika Hokusai and original designs by Rabbit Air’s creative team, to offer you a sophisticated answer to stale air.

I leave mine on auto so that they automatically adjust the fan speed high or low as needed to filter the air in the entire room as much as twice an hour.

The Minus A2 – SPA 780 filters as much as 815 square feet while the Minus A2 -SPA 700A, filters as much as 700 square feet.  The unit stands on its own base or you can opt to wall mount it.
I totally dig the mood light, the LED lighting may be turned on so that it provides a soft mellow glow of soothing colours.  It automatically sense when it is dark or ‘nap time’ so I like to read in bed, then turn the light out for bed, watch the colours for a bit while I get myself organized and poof, it goes out a few moments later.  Perfect!
There are six stages of air purification and you can customize, as noted earlier, for Toxin absorbing, Pet allergy, odor, germs.  Many people who keep birds choose this filtration system since birds are very sensitive to bad air.
But it is also sleek and gorgeous!  We have people over and they comment on the filters, because they present themselves as art.