Are you READY to Rock that New Years Resolution??


Imagine ……… being in the best shape and the healthiest you have ever been!! Imagine …………… the time freedom to do whatever you dream or desire!! Imagine ………… no time clock, no “have to be there deadline!!!

Can you picture it?? There is a way you can have everything you imagine if only you dare to try!



For all you Chocolate and Peanut Butter lovers out There!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Shake

Great for a quick lunch or dinner .. and especially great for satisfying that sweet tooth craving any time of the day!!

Isagenix Shakes with Steve Bentley

My husband Scott, and I are asked all the time about our different shakes and how they work for athletes, fitness buffs (just like people at our local gym), children, people with sensitives, and anyone with health related issues or anyone who just wants to feel and look better!

Here is a QUICK & INFO-PACKED description of the three shake options we have from Steve Bentley, Performance Triathelete Coach.

Clear out your body’s toxins for more energy and better overall health

I thought this was a very informative article and I have decided worth sharing forward. I know about toxicity – in 2004 I was 174 pounds and very toxic. Life saving surgery and a complete lifestyle change saved my life! Here is hoping that the information below can do the same for you.


Clear out your body’s toxins for more energy and better overall health

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by: Katherine Leonard, MS, NC

(NaturalNews) Not only are we exposed to external environmental toxins (air pollution, pesticides, heavy metals…), but we are also exposed to their own internal toxins produced by the body. External toxins are often not neutralized and excreted from the body, but rather stored in the fat cells. When the body is under stress, it can release these toxins into the blood stream where they can wreak havoc on many other places in the body, causing inflammation and burdening the liver. So how do you know if you are toxic? Do you suffer from headaches, excess weight, muscle/joint pain, food allergies, depression, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, body odor, or acne/eczema? If so, your body is trying to tell you that it is out of balance and these matters need to be addressed before they become serious health conditions.

When stored toxins are released from fat cells, as in times of stress or weight-loss, these harmful molecules can lead to cellular damage and the creation of more toxic byproducts that the liver will also have to detoxify. But if the body is lacking a certain vitamin or if external toxins inhibit the enzyme reactions, then the liver may not be able to neutralize and detoxify all of the harmful chemicals. The liver may be overwhelmed and unable to handle incoming toxins, let alone the toxins already stored inside the body.

Instead, the liver continues to shuttle toxins back into fat cells rather than filtering them out, neutralizing them, and sending them to the kidneys for excretion. Toxins can also be stored in brain tissue, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, and even in cellular membranes. Virtually every biological system can be inhibited by toxic exposure. Disruption of hormonal and neurotransmitter function (due to toxin exposure, poor diet and lifestyle choices, and pharmaceuticals) can also cause harmful imbalances.

Why nutritional deficiencies make us more toxic

In addition, nutritional deficiencies predispose an individual to increased internal toxin production because biochemical processes rely on nutrients to function and without sufficient amounts, a cascade of dysfunctional biological processes will lead to further internal deterioration and weakened health. Moreover, there are many nutrients required for all of the different detoxification pathways and processes and one or more deficiencies can lead to severe impairment in the body’s ability to detoxify.

Increased external toxin exposure and accumulation combined with nutritional deficiencies, lead to an increased production of internal toxins from suboptimally functioning biochemical processes. Not only are detoxification processes disrupted, but so are other biochemical processes in the body that regulate mood, appetite, energy levels, immunity, and more.

If you experience symptoms like the ones listed above, you do have some level of toxicity in the body. There is a need to clean up your lifestyle, reduce inflammation, boost nutrient intake, and support the GI tract, liver, and kidneys in order to reduce toxicity and restore health.

Sources for this article include:

Hyman, M. (2012). Systems biology, toxins, obesity and functional medicine. [pdf]. New York: Integrative Health Care Symposium.

About the author:
Katherine Leonard is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for supporting people as they transform their lifestyles and focus on wellness. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and an MS in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is a certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator and helps her clients regain their health by adopting a nourishing lifestyle. Katherine is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is in the process of becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (expected early 2013).

Katherine believes that optimal health is achieved through organic whole foods, a toxin-free environment, stress management, and physical activity. Her passion is to design personalized programs to help others live nourishing lifestyles.

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Are you Addicted to These Energy Drinks??

Are you Addicted to These Energy Drinks??

There is a Healthier Alternative

e+ : A nutrient-packed, naturally-caf­feinated energy shot that gets–and keeps–you active and alert.

I love how I can share energy with people, and get paid for it! Most of my friends don’t have lots of weight to release, but they do need healthy drinks that keep them awake and alert. Isagenix not only has healthy alternative to food, they also have a healthy way to gain energy! I love the e+ shot and can feel it working within minutes.” – Brie R. – 30 yrs. old – Do you want to learn more?  There are links on the page with information about the e-shot, FAQ’s, product information, fast facts, video’s, etc.

So how does e+ compare to other energy shots?

e+ reduces the effects of fatigue with naturally-sourced caffeine and a proprietary blend of adaptogenic botanicals. e+ contains no added sugars, artificial colors, sweeteners or flavoring found in other energy shots. This proprietary, energy-boosting formula delivers:

  • A Quick energy boost that lasts for hours
  • A kick-start to your workout
  • Improved focus and physical performance
  • Clarity and alertness
  • A safe, effective and natural energy boost

How to use e+

Isagenix® recommends drinking no more than two (2) bottles of e+ daily. Take it in the morning, during a mid-day crash or whenever mental and physical energy are low. e+ can also be effectively used for athletic workouts, while traveling and anytime an extra boost of energy is needed.

Does e+ increase endurance and stamina?

An excellent mid- or post-workout pick-me-up, the natural caffeine content and adaptogenic botanicals in e+ have beneficial effects on stamina, including increased energy production and improved endurance. You may also experience cardiovascular improvements.

At just 35 calories, e+ is a nutrient-packed energy shot that gets your body moving and sharpens your mind, helping increase energy and boost metabolism. Feel the energy and experience the results.

I have tried other energy drinks, didn’t like the crash’s. Finally found one that works and it is considered a natural product. It tastes great and you can safely use this two to three times a day! Definitely way too cool! 

Pocket-sized e+ shots are convenient, great tasting and contain none of the added artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners you’ll find in other products. The convenient 2-ounce bottle of e+ provides extra protection against mental and physical stress and combats fatigue, whether it is before an athletic event or a work deadline.”


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Santorini, Greece: Beautiful Place to Visit – Definitely on my Vision Board

Santorini, Greece

Sit back, enjoy, and let the stress roll off you!! 

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge