Body Image – Do You Love Your Body?

This movie shook me.  It really helped me embrace and love myself more.

The culture of body loathing and body shaming had reached epic proportions worldwide.

Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are. Women and girls are constantly lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. And why? Because every day they feel they’re being judged on their appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.

At the Body Image Movement, we’re on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Our job is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by encouraging women to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritise health before beauty. Our goal is to reach as many women as possible around the world and speak to them about how we can learn to fully embrace and love our bodies.

We say no to…

  • Excessive “Photoshopping” of body images in the media
  • Being programmed by the media and corporations into accepting unrealistic body images
  • Prescribing to the notion that being a certain weight determines whether you’re healthy
  • Sexualisation of girls in the media and modern culture
  • The objectification of women
  • Society and advertising preying on women’s insecurities

To get the word out there, Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of the Body Image Movement is filming Embrace the documentary. Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryn’s story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.

Please share this to help create positive global change.  Thank you!

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Starring:
Taryn Brumfitt, Ricki Lake, Amanda de Cadenet
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

Let me know what you think!

If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

This week I received two emails wising for financial guidance.  For years I always seems to have more bills than I did money.  I never got to spend my time doing what I wanted to do and always hoped to make a more money so I could like the life I deserved, which I honestly thought was impossible.  So I started watching what my wealthy clients.  What did they have in common that made them wealthy?  I noticed 3 things.  First, they almost never cared what other people owned, only what they owned.  Second, they hated debt.  I mean REALLY hated debt.  The third and final thing was almost all of them have financial planners.    The next thing I did was search out books to read about wealthy people.  The 3rd book I came across has changed my life forever, and countless friends.  It spoke to me, because it sounded like my wealthy clients.  It was called The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey.  it became apparent after reading the book, if I could not do the very basic thing Dave outlines in his book, I could not ever become wealthy.  It was a simple thing, but it was the first step/foundation, before I could even entertain the idea of being wealthy.  The ability to budget.  It sounds so simple, but it can be extremely hard for most of us.  Many of us were never taught to budget at an early age.  What does it even mean?  So if you are having financial problems/stress, this is one of the first book I would recommend reading or listening too.  I even took his live course, which was extremely helpful for me.

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

– Dave Ramsey

Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.

By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Editionyou’ll be able to:

    • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything
    • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)
    • Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!

Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.

How Do I get 6 Pack Abs for this Summer?

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How Do I get 6 Pack Abs for this Summer?  This is the most common question I get this time of year.

I attack it in 4 parts:

  1. Eat Healthy
  2. Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro
  3. Cardio
  4. Discipline

It is not all necessary.  Eating healthy benefits the most.  The Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro does phenomenal work within 3 weeks.  Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack is #3.  It is great as well, but time consuming.

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Aging and Fighting the Eye Bags

I received an odd question from a 34 year old woman.  She has eye bags and asked me how I would attack them.  Eye bags are common among men and women in their 20s and very common in their 30s and later.  I recommended: Pure Biology “Total Eye” Anti Aging Eye Cream Infused with Instant Lift Technology & Baobab Fruit Extract –  Immediate & Lasting Reduction in Fine Lines, Puffiness & Dark Circles.  It is rated 5 stars and has 200 reviews.

About the product
  • INSTANT BENEFITS, LONG-TERM REVITALIZATION – Infused with two proprietary formulations, Fision™ Instant Lift & Baobab Tien™. Together, these ingredients promote both immediate and long-term benefits to the under eye area. Fision™ instantly firms, brightens and lifts under eye skin while Baobab Tien™ promotes sustainable skin health through its natural defensive and restorative properties.
  • TOTAL EFFECTS – A truly all-purpose eye cream for anti-aging and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, while protecting the delicate under eye skin from UV rays and environmental radicals. Our forumulation is lightweight in texture, ultra fast absorbing and non-greasy making it suitable to apply under make-up and ideal for use anytime of the day. This cream is paraben, fragrance and cruelty free and made entirely in the USA.
  • FISION™ INSTANT LIFT- Proteins and polysaccharides together form a cohesive film to instantly lift, firm and tighten while smoothing and visibly reducing wrinkle appearance. Creates a photo-ready face on demand. Clinically indicated to instantly improve skin firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, creating tighter and revitalized skin for a brighter and more youthful appearance. This vegetable-based formulation is Non-GMO and paraben-free.
  • BAOBIEN TIEN™ – A formulated extract from the fruit of the African Baobab Tree (“Tree of Life”). Harnessing naturally derived amino acids and antioxidants, it has been clinically shown to defend and restore skin from the effects of photo-aging caused by UV exposure.
  • GIVING BACK TO AFRICA – Through local partnerships, harvest areas are purposefully chosen in underdeveloped regions of Africa to create jobs and bring much needed economic opportunity to local families. To assure sustainability, fruits are collected to avoid damage tress and an Annual Baobab tree planting program has been started.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication

This was a life changing book for me.  I would talk until I was blue in the face to my partner and make no progress.  This book taught me to understand how to talk to my partner in a way my partner understood.  It is fascinating.  Even though we both speak English, the way we use and hear the words is very different.  It is a must read for anyone who has had trouble communicating with their partner.

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an ebook. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.