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Archive for January, 2018

Observations from the Field

I am part of many Alzheimer’s support groups online and I have realized that although the groups are priceless in making you realize that you are not alone in dealing with the issues of Alzheimer’s, they can breed a culture where your darkest thoughts are agreed with and confirmed when you should be finding people to uplift you.

Just an observation…..after reading a few posts in the groups lately…..
This disease takes so much from those effected by it but what makes me really sad is how much it strips the caregivers/family members of who they are and leaves them cynical and angry with a F___ you attitude….most often towards other loved ones they feel have neglected or abandoned them to do all the caregiving or neglected and abandoned the loved one in question.

This disease strips our loved ones from us in an agonizingly slow process and strips us as the caregivers, of our faith, our sense of connection to humanity, to our community, to those we called family and friends. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. It’s why I am grateful there is a place like the online groups where people can be heard, felt they are understood and definitely feel supported and not alone but the lull of also being supported in dark thinking, negativity and self-righteousness are there too.

I don’t claim to have answers. I have crappy days where I hate the whole damn world and this disease even more but I hope that when I speak up in these groups it is always to love, support and remind others that they matter. They are not alone and that whenever possible to not let this disease steal more from them than the person in their life who has it.

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Small moments lead to BIG things

Have you ever looked back on your life and realized that a small moment in time brought about a major shift in your life? That a simple decision or action radically ended up changing your life?

I had no idea two years ago that watching a short video would open the door to a whole new world for me. Two years ago a very dear friend shared a video with me because she thought the product it discussed might be helpful for my mother who has Alzheimer’s.

I don’t know if you have ever been faced with a terminal disease for you or a loved one but when you have been, you look for hope in anything, reading, searching, PRAYING for anything that might, if nothing else, help them have a better quality of life for the life they have yet.  Of course I wanted to watch the video.

Once I watched the video I just kind of sat there and realized that not only did I want my mother on it but I needed to be on it. Thus began my journey into health and wellness that I didn’t even know I needed to be on.

Fast forward to today…..

  1. I sleep better
  2. I no longer have chronic ear/sinus infections
  3. I no longer have hip pain (in both hips) … this alone was life changing in so many ways
  4. I have more energy
  5. I have less stress
  6. I’m losing weight
  7. My husband who has been on narcotic pain medication for most of our marriage (27 yrs) due to a sever back injury no longer takes daily pain medication
  8. My husband who had severe insomnia sleeps through the night
  9. 9. The biggest change in my husband is he went from being grouchy from pain, angry at life in general, and ultimately uninterested in life to the point of it almost being depression to now being happy, laughing and back to dreaming about a future he had given up on.

So what happened with all these life changing things happening to us? Well, I think, as you know, when something amazing happens to you, you simply can’t stop talking about it. It’s become a major part of my world and I won’t go a day without the product…. in fact I am building a business with it now.

Why? Because I want everyone I know to understand what can happen when they cut oxidative stress in their body. It feels nothing short or miraculous. It’s so BIG I almost can’t express it in words. Its something you have to try for yourself and really (1) month for every decade of your age isn’t that big of a commitment to ask to experience a major life shift.

People give more time and commitment to football season then they do to their health. Why? When do you make YOU a priority? Maybe 2018 is the year. If it is, if you are interested in learning more – please message me. I would love to share it with you.

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