Julia (my 13 year old)

Julia (my 13 year old)

Evan (my 16 year old and Madeline)

Evan (my 16 year old and Madeline)

Alex (my 8 year old)

Alex (my 8 year old)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cold and flu treatment

Dear friends,
This week's newsletter is a continuation of last week's topic. It's a bit longer than we would normally like, but we had a lot of territory to cover, so let's get started.
I hope you find this information timely and useful this cold and flu season.
Regards,Richard M. Barry

Cold and Flu Treatment
(Please read our disclaimer)
In our last newsletter we covered research-based prevention tips: Wash your hands with soap and water. Disinfect surfaces with Sol-U-Guard Botanical. Avoid touching your face. Take Activate Immune Complex. Supplement with Vitality 4 Essentials which contain Florify, an immune protecting probiotic. Supplement with Vitamin D. Get seven to eight hours of sleep.
Along with continuing these prevention tips, we need to be ready to launch an attack. There was a time when doctors readily prescribed antibiotics for a cold or flu, but they now know that colds, flu, ear infections, and bronchitis are caused primarily by viruses and that antibiotics do not heal them.
Even though penicillin was discovered in 1928 it wasn't until 1940 that antibiotics came into full use. Later more varieties of antibiotics were discovered. They were heralded as "cure-alls" and used freely. Little did scientists know that treating with antibiotics caused a few bacteria to become stronger and resistant to antibiotics. "Superbugs" like MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are making frightening headlines.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has a section about the history and uses of tea tree oil. Research shows that tea tree oil can be used to treat many strains of bacteria including MRSA. So while antibiotics and modern medicine have saved lives, scientists are realizing the need for alternative solutions. How ideal that The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has sections on over 200 health conditions and suggested remedies.
Today we will look at some suggestions for dealing with a cold or flu and the secondary complications that sometimes follow a cold or flu.
First, is it a Cold or Influenza?
The common cold usually gives a warning that it is about to develop. You know the symptoms. You feel a bit tired, start sneezing, maybe you have a bit of post-nasal drip and a “tickle” in your throat.
Influenza is different! It comes on hard and fast with high fever (102-104 F) chills, body aches, and exhaustion. Twelve to twenty-four hours later, along with the fever and body aches, usual symptoms include sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose, chest discomfort, and dry hacking cough. Influenza can lead to pneumonia and serious complications. If you notice shortness of breath and a cough you should contact your physician.
Hints and Tips to Battle Cold and Flu Symptoms
Start treatments at the first hint of illness to avoid secondary infections.
Immediately take Activate Immune Complex. Take a hot bath with Renew Bath Oil. CounterAct Multi-Symptom Severe Cold can be used as directed on the label.
Breathe the steam from a vaporizer or a bowl of steaming water enriched with 5 drops of T36-C5. Form a tent over your head and vaporizer or bowl, breathing the aromatic vapors. Add 1 or 2 drops of T36-C5 every 5 minutes and continue this breathing treatment for 15 to 20 minutes.
CounterAct Cough Drops contain menthol and Melaleuca oil to reduce cough and help open nasal passages. Dab T36-C5 directly under each nostril. Hydrate with Melaleuca Tea. Drink 1 cup per hour. Sleep in a room with a vaporizer or cool mist humidifier. Add 2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel and 10 drops of T36-C5 to the tank of water.
Ear Infection, Earaches
Many earaches are pressure problems. The ear canal or Eustachian tube of infants and small children inclines upward from the inner ear toward its exit in the throat. This anatomical uphill climb makes children more susceptible to earaches and inner ear infections. Drinking milk after weaning, allergies, teething, or a common cold can cause symptoms. The Eustachian tube can become congested. For children a drop of warm T36-C5 or T40-C3 can be mixed with 15 to 20 drops of pure virgin olive oil and inserted into the ear. NEVER use straight Melaleuca oil in the ear. For adults with Eustachian tube dysfunction decongestants are recommended. Doctors recommend pinching your nose and gently blowing to allow greater airflow through the tube to help relieve pressure.
Studies show that xylitol gum can be very effective in preventing ear infections by inhibiting bacteria. Melaleuca’s Sugarless Gums contain xylitol. Xylitol’s natural bacteria fighters, along with the act of chewing and swallowing, help to clear a congested ear. Click here for more information.
Sinus Congestion, Sinusitis
Drink 2 to 6 cups of Melaleuca Herbal Tea each day as a decongestant. A saline nasal wash is very important to help clean mucus, allergens, bacteria and viruses from the nose. It will also decrease swelling and increase air flow. For adults only: To 1/4 cup of warm unflavored Melaleuca Herbal Tea add 1/8 tsp of sea salt. From a cup, snort the mixture into your nose. Tilt your head back and hold it in your sinuses for 10 to 15 seconds. Expel the mixture through your nostrils into a sink. Blow your nose gently. Repeat morning and evening.
Irritated bronchial membranes in the lung can swell and restrict airflow resulting in a condition known as bronchitis. Take extra precautions to protect your air quality by converting your home to Melaleuca home care and personal care products. Stay hydrated and avoid medicines that dry coughs, suppressing the beneficial coughing action that brings up phlegm.
Need an Antibiotic?
There is no doubt that in our world of "Super-Bugs," antibiotics have been overused. But if you wonder in which situation they might be needed take a look at this article.
~ Richard M Barry
Cold and Flu Treatment Stories
One of the most valuable benefits of Melaleuca products we've experienced in our household is in treating ear infections. We have five children, and none of them have ever needed antibiotics to treat an ear problem! We use olive oil to dilute the Melaleuca oil as directed in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. We mix it in a tiny container with a tight lid. We warm the solution a little by placing the closed container in a bowl of hot water from the tap for a few minutes. (It's more soothing if it's warmed a little, but this is optional.) We use a cotton swab to place the solution in the ear, then tilt the ear up and tug on it a bit to help work the oil down. Generally the child will stop complaining about the earache immediately. We repeat this several times a day for about two days. This has been very easy and effective for us as long as we start the treatment as soon as possible after symptoms become evident. We keep the solution in the tightly covered container and re-use for several treatments. I can't tell you what a blessing this has been for us!
~ Richard M. Barry
I take a 3 ounce bottle of saline nasal spray, open it up and add 5-10 drops of Melaleuca Oil T36-C5. 10 drops can burn a little, so start with less on your first try. I've suffered from a lot of nasal allergies and sinus infections, but since I started using this at the first sign, I can knock it out before it gets bad. I have family members call me and ask me to make them some nose spray, and some friends too!!!
~ Glenda
I highly recommend Activate. At the first "tickle" of a cold coming on, I pop three Activate. Almost always that wards it off. If there's still a little indication of a cold, I will repeat the three-at-once the next morning, and that's all that's necessary. Thanks for doing this newsletter, Mr. Barry.
~ Marie
Put several drops of Melaleuca oil in a cup of hot water. Breathe in the steam. You can also drape a towel over your head to keep the steam confined. After the water cools, use it to gargle and it will further relieve the sinus congestion.
~ Sally

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Four Agreements

Being Moms we sometimes forget to stop and take a moment for ourselves.
This weekly post is dedicated to reminding and helping moms to do just that!
I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful in some way..:)
This week’s post is about a great book I read years ago called ”The Four Agreements” by don Miquel Ruiz.

The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
I came across it in my library the other day and remembered what a wonderful book this was for me and my family and still is today.
The Four Agreements are:
1) Be Impeccable With Your Word - This means avoiding gossip, lies, empty promises and other ways we cause problems with our words. Say only what you mean, and realize that you can cause damage if you’re not careful with what you say. Use your words to love, teach, uplift and inspire.
2) Don’t Take Anything Personally – It’s important to remember that no opinions are truly objective; we all have our biases, ‘filters’ through which we view the world. Because of this, we shouldn’t take anyone else’s view of us or our actions as entirely accurate; when someone says something about us (or anything else), they’re really saying something about themselves and how they view the world.
3) Don’t Make Assumptions - Much stress is created when people assume they know what other people are thinking. Remembering to really try to understand others and discuss before jumping to conclusions, can go a long way toward preventing conflict.
4) Always Do Your Best – To do the best you can at any given moment, you’ll have no regrets. Some days, your best isn’t as good as other days, and that’s okay. As long as you put an honest effort into life, you will have nothing to be ashamed of, and will not ‘beat yourself up’ over a less-than-stellar performance in retrospect. This behavior can help people acheive more progress toward their goals, and prevent unecessary feelings of regret.
Although it can sometimes be hard, remembering and choosing to live by these 4 simple concepts can make for a very enlightening day, week, year and life.
Enjoy a fabulous day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22nd already....

Well, where to start?? Our house certainly sold fast, we listed Friday June 4th and it was sold the following Tuesday. We then began the packing and stacking of boxes and trying to decide what we would need to unpack right away and what could go to storage at my parents house. I am so thankful they live in a large farmhouse with plenty of storage area in outside buildings! We still have 3 truckloads of stuff there, hopefully next week, we will bring a load here. I love having a large garage to put boxes and boxes and unpack as I have time.

Back to business this week, I am calling people and setting apps to share the wonderful information about our team and awesome business. I would love to partner up and help
another family have financial security. Lets chat soon....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

7 proven tips for success (Giovanna Pang)

7 Proven Tips for Success (Giovanna Pang)
1. Harness your passion - Your success sweet spot is where your passion overlaps with your work.
2. Create a mindset for success - Own your space! Do you feel good about who you are? Are you your #1 fan?
3. Work the right way – There is no Drive-Thru window to success.
4. Connect and communicate - In life you have to get along in order to move along
5. Understand money - Money is like water. You want a reservoir not a river.
6. Live with integrity - The mother of all values.
7. Always keep growing and learning.

Friday, June 4, 2010

June is finally here

Wow, where did the week go? My days are so busy between my family, my daycare kids and business. I love and cherish every moment, I get more family time and get to work with so many amazing women. This has been a wonderful week for my family, we have listed our house to sell, we certainly hope it sells fast, keeping it clean is going to be a challenge....

Cheers to a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome to Live Your Dreams At Home

Welcome to my blog, I am a work at home mom to 3 wonderful kids and a great husband. I have been working from home for about 6 years now and love every minute. I am looking forward to sharing my adventures as a family and showing you how balancing work and family can be done. You don't have to choose between having an income and family time. I blend it together throughout my day and work with my family by my side. When you are ready to learn more about having your own work at home business, go to my website and request your free information today! What are you waiting for, get started on living your dreams at home.