Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Frustration With Money

Who isn't feeling the money pinch these days? I am no different. I wish we could just do away with money, and live free. I wish money wasn't such a presence in life. I know I am no different than anyone else, feeling overwhelmed by this subject. I am desperately trying to find my way in life, and I have so many people to help out financially. I have dreams and aspirations, just like most people do. I would like to do things with and for my children and husband, but it all comes down to money. I have been so focused these days, in learning how to make more money, and I have come across some really good stuff. I just need to implement what I'm learning, which is not easy for me. I am truly trying my best. Another question on my mind is: Am I just wasting my time, or am I on the right track? Who knows. I do know that I am on a journey of knowledge, and I need to go with the flow, and see where it takes me. Thanks for listening, I needed to vent my thoughts.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sleep problems

Over the last few months, I have really paid attention to how many people out there have sleep problems. I am amazed that we can even function in a day! I personally struggled with this issue, as did my mother and my daughter as well. I don't think we give sleep the credit it's due. What happens when we lack sleep? Our bodies suffer greatly. Our immune systems are compromised, making us get sick easier, our brains can't function at their normal level, we get sleepy at the wrong times during the day, we are moody, we lack energy and motivation, it leads to obesity, or even the other side of it, anorexia. Do you think this sleep thing deserves more of our attention? I certainly do! Most of us just barely function, and chalk it up to it being just a part of life. Well let me tell you it isn't just "LIFE". There are many reasons why we don't sleep. Some of it is medical issues, some is stress related, and some of it is just the inability to get things done in normal waking hours. Some of us cannot shut our brains off at night either. I can't tell you how to overcome these things, but I can share my story and help you find a solution. First, there is my mother. She has always had trouble sleeping, and has taken many sleeping pills in her day. She had a sleep study done, and discovered she has Sleep Apnea. This of course, is a big problem for many people. This is a medically related problem. She also has stress in her life, and has difficulty shutting her brain down at night. Then there's myself. I am lucky not to have Sleep Apnea, but I do have the stress, and the overactive brain. My 10 year old daughter has this same issue. She thinks way too much at night! Thankfully we have all found a wonderful solution. We are all drinking an amazing nutritional beverage that has helped us find sleep again. We all feel terrific! It's amazing what getting proper nutrition can do for your body! Who knew it was related to sleep problems? My sleep is so much deeper than before, which is what we need. I used to be an extremely light sleeper, and would wake many times in a night. Sometimes I would "doze" which means I sort of slept, but not really. I am so happy to have found this solution, and to have helped my daughter and my mom too. I would love to hear your comments and thoughts. Please email me at Thank you for reading my 6th blog.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Health Story

This is a condensed version of my life. Just like most people out there, I too have a story to tell. I am a wife, and a mother of two beautiful children. My oldest child is my daughter who is 10, and my son is 6. I have sufferred from depression of varying degrees since before I had them, and I had horrible post-partum after my daughter was born. I have always struggled with my weight, since I was a child, and that didn't help matters. My son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 years old, and that led to a whole new world of emotions and heartaches. I am an emotional eater, always have been, so needless to say, weight is a huge issue for me. I have tried all kinds of diets and pills, and with not much success. I was constantly tired, had no motivation to try to be healthier, and I constantly complained about it. Whenever I tried to exercise, my toes would go numb, and get cramps in them, forcing me to stop, not to mention my knees ached from my Arthritis. I was living a vicious circle of things. My doctor said I had to lose weight, as I had something called Insulin Resistance. This is basically a pre-warning sign that diabetes is inevitable if I don't change. I also had high blood pressure, and sometimes would get dizzy spells, I also had trouble sleeping. I really did not know how to change. My doctor offered me antidepressants, which I tried for a while, but I don't like bandaids for my problems. I tried counselling, which gets very expensive, and really did not help me enough. What did I do? Well for a long time, nothing. I just kept hoping my problems would disappear. I did try natural supplements like St John's Wort, but it did not work for me. Finally a friend of mine introduced me to a health beverage that literally has changed my life. I have lots of energy, I am motivated, I sleep better, my aches and pains are gone, my blood sugar is regulated, my blood pressure is back to normal, I am losing weight without even trying, and I can exercise without problems now too. My husband and children have noticed the change, and are very happy about it. No more grumpy, crying, angry me to deal with. I would be happy to share more information with you if you wish to know more. My email is
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