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A clue to what the future holds

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There are so many changes happening with my business that it makes me dizzy when I think of it. I will be announcing two great products in the near future that I have been working on for months. I am so excited about sharing these because I have had so many request to release something like this that I know it will benefit a lot of people. Don’t worry you won’t have to wait too long to find out what I am talking about. Just a couple more days!

So what do girls with inner tubes have to do with me! Well change is in the air and these girls hold a hint of things to come!

Stay tuned. It is going to get exciting.

Rachelle

Articles galore by Yours Truly

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If you would like to view a collection of my articles check out iSnare Articles. There are actually two pages of articles written by me!

Rachelle

The Best Dog Food Ever

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Since many of the wet dog foods have been recalled I have been trying to find a dry food my fur children would eat. Although I was feeding them what our trainer said was the best food on the market, they didn’t want to eat it. After reading an article in Dogs & Cats Colorado Style, “Meet Evy Serpa, President of Kumpi, Colorado’s Own Dog and Cat Food Company!,” I ran out and bought a bag of this all natural dog food. My dogs LOVE it! My little one Surrobbie ate it right down and begged for seconds. The food is called Kumpi, I found it at my local Vitamin Cottage. The company also produces cat food. For more information about the company check out the website. And keep your figures crossed. I have asked the owner Evy Serpa to be a guest on my radio show. I am so hoping she says yes.

Oh and check out the Kumpi blog, lots of good information about how to take care of your dog or cat.

Live the Day,

Rachelle

Mind Over Mattress

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The recent day I wrote about Mind Over Mattress was a popular one. Seems I am not the only sleepy head in the bunch. However I did receive a few comments from those who wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. Susan writes:

Hi Rachelle- I’m a “Lark” so I’m pretty much always bright and ready to go in the morning . I call it ‘claiming the day’ and love the early hours before work, when I often walk, meditate or just have a quiet cup of tea and review my plans.

I threw away my alarm clock years ago, as my body clock just naturally wakes me. If I have to get up extra early, I use a clock radio with soothing classical music to ease my way out of sleep. I find it so much better than waking to an “ALARM” clock!

Susan isn’t the only one that told me they have gotten rid of their alarm clock! Several other readers shared they no longer use one, they just get up naturally. Now, I am pretty good about waking myself up from a nap, but I know that I would never naturally wake up in the morning. I just don’t have that much Mind Over Mattress, but I applaud those that do.

Live the Day

Rachelle

Mind over Mattress

No matter what time I go to bed, I never want to get up in the morning. I have been this way since I was a child. I can remember my grandmother cheerily coming into my bedroom singing, “Rise and shine – time to be bright eyed and bushy tailed.” I wanted to be anything but bright eyed and bushy tailed. Although rising and shining isn’t my strong suit, I do understand the value of getting up and getting started. Some mornings are easier than others, but for the most part I have conquered the mattress.

The concept of Mind over Mattress was introduced to me years ago when I was studying the work of Stephen Covey. In his seminal book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” he mentions the power of the Mind over Mattress concept and how it can support a person in getting control of his or her life. According to Covey, “If we put mind over mattress and arise early in the morning, we will earn our first victory of the day (the daily private victory) and gain a certain sense of self-mastery.” I believe he is right. By getting up on time, we start the day off in control and ready to go.

I know that when I get up on time and get my day started, I feel happier and less stressed. On the days I hit the snooze button too many times, I feel rushed and stressed all day. I also feel like I have more time when I get up on time. It just starts the day off right and, although I am still not that bright eyed and bushy tailed, I shine more when I rise on time.

Coaching

Get out of bed on time and your day will have a better start. Make it a habit to set your alarm 15 minutes before you need to rise and shine. This way you will have time to gently enter the day and create a strong start for the morning.

Coaching Question

Have you mastered mind over mattress?

Live the Day

Tomorrow, set your alarm 15 minutes earlier than you want to get up and gently enter the day. Take time in the morning to create special rituals that allow you to start the day off in control and ready to shine.

Resources

Three Resolutions by Stephen Covey

Quotes

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” Albert Camus

“True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” Sir William Penn

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Benjamin Franklin

I am a Totally Savvy Woman

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Well at least I am a monthly contributor to Total Savvy Woman, a new website dedicated to supporting boomer women in taking action and making their goals come true. I love the concept of the site and the creator of the site is amazing. Silvianne T. Steinbach is the brains behind the concept of Total Savvy Woman and the author of a new book, Life’s an Amusement Park. Great concept and really a fun read. Make sure you check out my July article Don’t Settle and check out the new pic!

Rachelle

Who could resist a Donut Peach

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I am still very much in love with my White Peaches. I had one today that was so sweet it was like eating candy. However when I saw the Donut Peach featured on one of my favorite Food Network Television shows, Throwdown with Bobby Flay – The Doughnut Show, I just had to try it.
According to the Hormel Foods website:
“A variety of white Peach that originated in Asia. The name was derived from the appearance, which looks like a cake donut. The Donut Peach is approximately 1 to 2 inches in height and 2 to 3 inches in diameter. The outer skin has a pale yellow and red color that covers a white inner flesh that is tender, juicy, and sweet tasting, similar to a nectarine. This Peach has a low acid to sugar ratio, so it is sweeter than the orange flesh variety. It is an excellent addition to salads, desserts, crepes, and other dishes requiring fruit. When selecting Donut Peaches, seek those that are not too green, but are beginning to show the yellow red coloring. Store in a refrigerator for no more than 3 to 5 days.”

The verdict – the Donut Peach is good, but not great. It was actually very similar to the White Peach, but not as sweet and juicy. I am glad I tried it but it isn’t one of my new faves.

Hey not everything you try is going to become a new favorite.

Live the Day,

Rachelle

Lavendar Soda

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I don’t usually think of Lavender as something one would consume but when my friend Alyson told me about a new Tea and Champagne Restaurant Tres Jolie Tea & Champagne Lounge that had opened up in our area I was thrilled to get a chance to try it. As you know I encourage trying new things so I just dove right in and I must say, the Lavender Soda was yummy. Not to mention it is a pretty blue which makes it really fun to drink.

Tres Jolie makes their own Lavender soda, how exactly I am not sure. I searched the Internet for a recipe for Lavender soda but didn’t find one. Although I am happy to report that a few companies do bottle it. On the Oh Joy blog there is a review of the Lavender soda that is bottled and information on how to order it on-line.

I also found a Lavender Festival where one can enjoy Lavender Soda among other things Lavender. Unfortunately we missed the Festival for this year but it appears to be an annual event, so you might want to check it out and mark your calendar for next year.

Before you decide if you like something or not give it a try. You never know, you might just find a new favorite.

Live the Day,

Rachelle