Make the Most Out of Your Life Today

Oh my goodness! My challenge is going better than anticipated!

People are sharing, being honest, and even offering wisdom to others they don’t even know.

Wow!

I’m blessed to have a wonderful group of clients and friends who care about each other, making their lives better, and moving in a positive direction to do their best in all areas of their lives.

I can’t wait to continue on and see what growth and results we have by May 1st!

We just started, so it’s not too late to join. Visit the “Step It Up” Challenge page to read more details & sign up – you still can – but TODAY’S the last day!!

Today, in the group, we are listing our goals we want to achieve by the end of the 30 days.

This is our motto for all 30 days (below) – reaching for our personal best!

Reach to do your Make the Most Out of Your Life Today

You can sign up for all the groups in the world, memberships, programs, and even buy products, but if you aren’t willing to get the most out of it and apply what you learn, what’s the point?


Here are some ways you can get the most out of whatever you have signed up for:


1. Invest SOMETHING Into It

Regarding my challenge, it’s free, however, participants are spending their time in the group to absorb the information and establish new relationships and nurture old ones.

Money is a good investment, too – paying for something, especially it’s real value, makes you cherish and take care of it more.

Imagine buying an antique table. You would make sure no one leaves a sweaty glass on it to avoid rings. You would dust it often and maybe even apply a substance to the top of it to help preserve the wood.

So, why would something of value that increases your skills, knowledge, and wisdom be any different? Those things should be valued more than stuff any day.

If you have invested time and/or money, make sure you make the most of the experience and get all you can out of it!


2. Absorb as Much as You Can From It

Did you know we only retain a small fraction of what we read and hear? Einstein, a genius, only retained 13%!

If that’s the case, how much information do you think you absorb after reading a book for the first time?

What about a training DVD?

What about that audio mp3 that was supposed to help you lose weight?

To get the most out of our investments into our personal growth, we need to revisit them often.


3. Add the Program to Your Schedule

We take time for things that matter to us. If you have invested into something, you need to invest yourself, as well.

You can’t learn from something that sits on the shelf and collects dust.

I have so many training materials I’ve invested in, it would probably take me 6 months to a year to fully get through them all and learn actionable steps from each. Could you imagine how many years from now it would be before I worked through them all if I had the attitude of “ah, I’ll just get to it when I can get to it?” That’s just crazy. It’s like saying “I’ll do it tomorrow” and tomorrow never comes.

Plan to use your investment each and every day… until you have totally exhausted it.

Will this take you away from other things? Yes. However, you chose to participate for a reason. What was it? Determine TODAY what you will get out of it and take the steps to add working through it onto your calendar.

Be sure not to fill that time with anything else. Make it a priority.

It’s not too late to join my challenge group and make something great out of your life in April!! Sign up before the doors are closed!

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JessBio200 Make the Most Out of Your Life TodayJessica Stone is a mom of 4 and owner of her own businesses in the fitness, beauty, and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple. Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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Shrink Your Children’s Threat of Cancer Now

Fortunately, in the last five years of running multiple tests, biopsies, MRIs, and even a spinal tap, trying to figure out a diagnosis for our daughter, we have learned that she doesn’t have cancer.

However, there are plenty of children in the world fighting cancer, this very minute.

There is nothing harder in this world than seeing your helpless child suffering from something that seems so far out of your grasp to affect and change. But is it really outside your grasp?

Scientists have been getting closer and closer to finding the cause of cancer. Plenty of alternative healthcare practitioners have actually cured cancer, yet you don’t hear about it on the evening news. As the food and pharmaceutical documentary, FoodMatters, states, “good health makes a lot of sense, but not a lot of dollars.”

In all of my researching, trying to get Faith and my boys as healthy as possible, I have come across a great deal of information that can help you reduce your children’s risk of cancer immediately!

1) Drop their animal products intake to a mere 5% or less of their diet. A study in rats showed no cancer clusters when given an animal diet of 5%. However, the group fed 20% animal products developed cancer clusters in the liver. As a final test, the rats were put on a varying diet of 20% animal products for 3 weeks, then switched to 5% animal products for the next 3 weeks, and so on. What the scientists found was that, when eating only 5% animal products, even AFTER eating 20%, not only did it halt the growth of cancer, it actually started to go away!

Animal products include such things as beef, chicken, eggs, milk, yogurt, butter, etc.

2) Eat more vegetables! When the body gets too acidic, which is what tends to happen when eating animal products, disease is able to thrive in that environment. When you include a diet mainly of vegetables, that helps you maintain a proper, more alkaline pH balance, which ultimately, makes it much harder for a disease, such as cancer, to develop or continue to grow.

Some wonderful veggies to include in your child’s diet are organic dark, leafy greens, such as spinach or collard greens, carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, squashes of all types, seaweeds like nori or wakame, organic bell peppers, onions, and many, many more!

3) Remove most, if not all, processed foods from their meals and snacks. Processed foods are simply that ~ processed! By the time the processing plant is finished with them, most of them are so far from the original plant they started with that synthetic vitamins and minerals have to be added back in because the product is so nutrient-dead that it has to be “enriched” again. There is no life in processed foods. When you plant one into the ground, what do you get? Only rot and decay. Not an apple tree that you would get from an apple seed!

4) Cut out sugars. Typically, children eat way too many sweets. Between snacks, desserts, and even fruit alike, they eat way too much. Again, this doesn’t help the body maintain proper pH balance. Yes, healthy, organic fruits can be very good for you ~ however, in moderation.

A great way to add more vegetables into your child’s diet is when using the fruit. Make smoothies! As long as you don’t overdo the ratio of veggies to fruits, you will have a tasty smoothie with hidden nutrition, too!

Personally, I like feeding my family non-hidden veggies, too. If you hide them all the time, you are missing out on a great opportunity to teach your kids the importance of vegetables, what they do for us, how they keep us healthy, and giving them the chance to make the right choice by putting vegetables in their mouths on their own. Kids already prefer the sugary foods to the healthier foods. Every chance you get for them to make the best choice on their own sets them up for success in eating right when they are an adult, when you aren’t there making their dinner for them!!

Of course, there can be other factors, like genes, that can lead to diseases like cancer. However, if those aren’t a factor in your family, following these basic steps above can help shrink your children’s threat of cancer today!!

Have you changed any of these things yet with your family and noticed a difference in health?

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JessBio200 Shrink Your Childrens Threat of Cancer NowJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the Night

It was a week like no other. Monday night. Tuesday night. Wednesday. Three different boys. Three different days. All sick.

And not fun for mom (or dad).

There is nothing like putting a child down for bed and then having to deal with sickness in the middle of the night! And even if you, as a parent, haven’t fallen asleep yet, you have still turned off your “parent” mode and started to relax. Kids don’t know that. And their tummies certainly don’t pay attention to that when it’s time to get sick. Two of my boys’ tummies waited for just that opportune moment to release everything in them after bedtime.

I still haven’t figured out if it was good or bad that it was on back-to-back nights! Definitely crazy!

Nothing like having to strip down beds, strip down kids, wash everything, and get everyone settled for the night, once again.

On Wednesday, our third son’s tummy decided it wanted to participate. Fortunately, it was during the daytime. Of course, it was 30 minutes prior to my scheduled time to pick up my older two from school. I threw him in the empty bathtub, clothes and all. As soon as I could, I called my husband’s office to get him to get the kids and just waited for the stomach pumps to stop. (It reminded me of one night when the twins were just a few weeks old, and I was feeding them alone around midnight. I had just finished feeding Andrew, put him in his bouncer, grabbed Matthew to feed him, when Andrew emptied his entire bottle from his tummy in three stomach pumps!) Eew!

Sickness doesn’t always pay attention to your timetable, especially when it comes to kids. We all wish it would… when it’s most convenient. However, it doesn’t take note that you are scheduled to get up early for a work meeting. It doesn’t care that you had to stay up late working on a project with one of your other kids. It could care less that you ran out of laundry detergent. It just hits when it hits. It’s part of signing up for parenthood.

I just wish I’d had my peppermint essential oil at the time to be able to calm all those tummies down!

Have you been greeted with some interesting things in the middle of the night with your kids? Share your story below!

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JessBio200 The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the NightJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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Cheating With Gluten

Gluten, that sticky substance found in wheat, barley, rye, etc., has been causing a lot of problems lately. 1 in 133 Americans have a gluten intolerance of some sort. There are even more out there that have yet to be diagnosed. Unfortunately, almost everything we eat all day long has gluten in it in the Standard American Diet.

Cookies. Crackers. Pasta. Bread. Hotdogs. Yogurt. Even some lotions.

It’s everywhere. And you have to really read labels and really know what you are doing to avoid it.

For instance, did you know “maltodextrin” which is in most everything can either be wheat derived or corn derived? Unfortunately, on most labels, it doesn’t tell you which one.

“Ok, so what’s the big deal? It’s not like it’s eating wheat directly. Can’t I just have a little?” Here’s the problem with thinking you can cheat once you’ve had a diagnosis of gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or even Celiac disease ~ it’s not really an allergy, it’s an auto-immune reaction your body has to the gluten. It thinks it’s a foreign substance in your body and goes into fight mode. This article has the best description I’ve heard explaining what happens when you eat gluten and have a sensitivity to it, no matter the degree.

There are people with an intolerance that hardly have symptoms, and there are people who are Celiac who have zero tolerance for gluten in their diet.

There is so much information on this topic that will be covered in my upcoming book, The Parent’s Survival Guide to Going Gluten-Free. However, today I wanted you to know how bad it is to cheat by eating gluten occasionally when you know you shouldn’t.

It takes two weeks for one dose of gluten to get out of your system. So in those two weeks, you are doing damage that could take months to repair. And if you decide to cheat only every couple of weeks, you really have gluten in your system the whole time! Do you see the problem here?

Your body (or your child’s) is still reacting, still getting damage in your intestines, and still producing symptoms, whether you feel them or not (common gluten-sensitivity symptoms are fatigue, mouth sores, mood swings, bloating, intestinal pain, etc.).

The damage can then lead to malabsorption, malnutrition, and even other nasty diseases like Lymphoma. Not worth that one flour tortilla!

If you are just getting started onto a gluten-free diet, be sure to sign up for my FREE report on The Easiest, Cheapest, & Healthiest Way to Go Gluten-Free! (right sidebar)

Above all, read labels! When you are eating gluten-free, you MUST READ LABELS. That’s the only way you can know for sure that something is gluten free. And even then, it can be questionable.

Do you have any great gluten-free recipes you can share? We are always looking for more. Find some here!

Have any questions about eating gluten-free? Ask them below. I, along with my 4 kids (one diagnosed Celiac), have been gluten-free for almost 6 years. Hopefully, my experience can help you make the transition seamlessly!

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JessBio200 Cheating With GlutenJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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The Healing Power of Thieves, Peppermint, and Frankincense Essential Oils

Don’t you just hate it when you little one is sick? I do. They are so precious and little, and you don’t want to see them suffer or be in pain. Our daughter recently was in pain when she would cough hard. Her chest would hurt a bit, which I knew was not a good thing.

I really debated taking her to one of those urgent med places to get her checked out. However, the only thing I could think they’d do for her (or push ME to do for her) is give her steroids. Unfortunately, her brother that is very similar to her had a crazy reaction to steroids the only time he’s had them. He got the shakes, couldn’t get comfortable, and even was acting restless, aggitated, and jittery.

Since I determined that’s probably where they would start, I would try a natural alternative first and see what it would do. I could always take her to a doctor if the natural method didn’t work.

I recently purchased the Young Living Everyday Oils kit which has 9 essential oils, including Frankincense, Thieves, and Peppermint. I had heard how well all these oils worked and even had personal success with Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, and Thieves.

I decided to put Peppermint diluted in olive oil directly on her chest to help her lungs and boost her breathing. Also, feet are a very good receptive area of the body to rub oils into. I chose Thieves for it’s anti-microbial properties in case the cough was bacteria or viral related. I chose Frankincense because of it’s amazing healing properties, even on the cellular level. Of course, these also had to be diluted with the olive oil because they were going on a child and because Thieves, especially, can burn when put directly, undiluted on the skin.

I started one afternoon with the application. Almost instantly, her cough was cut down by 70%. That evening, I rubbed a second dose of Peppermint on her chest. The next evening, I used all three oils on her again at bedtime.

Each day her cough got more and more weakened and less frequent! She complained even less about her chest.

After four full days, her cough disappeared almost totally and she rarely, if ever, complained about her chest. Amazing what essential oils from plants can do for the human body!!

Here are a few other great uses for these oils…

Thieves
-Removes mildew smell, mold, and bacteria from the air when diffused
-Removes smells from laundry with a few drops added to the water
-Kills bacteria
-Cleans and deodorizes with a few drops running through the dishwasher
-Freshens breath
-Strep throat
-Fungal infections

Frankincense
-Dissolves fatty tumors
-Helps with concentration & mental clarity
-Boosts immune system
-Stretch marks
-Depression
-Great for skin

Peppermint
-Aids indegestion
-Settles stomach
-Freshens breath
-Inflammation
-Fever
-Itching
-Poison Ivy
-Headaches
-Congestion

Of course, there are MANY more uses for all of these. This list is just a few. Find out more information how Thieves, Frankincense, and Peppermint can help your family!

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JessBio200 The Healing Power of Thieves, Peppermint, and Frankincense Essential OilsJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

The Healing Power of Thieves, Peppermint, and Frankincense Essential Oils