I haven’t been this excited about a product in a long time! 🙌🏻 Actually, probably never and I have been with my fair share of health and wellness companies. This is going to be life-changing for sooo many people! 🎉
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
One of the best things for me about being in the wellness industry is being able to make a positive impact in the lives of others. In my opinion, we have come a long way since the pandemic, (and even a few years before that,) in terms of how we view wellness.
And on that note, shifting to a business perspective, I have to point out that the global wellness economy, is valued at $4.4 trillion, (as cited in the 2020 Global Wellness Institute) with the mental wellness industry being a $131 billion industry within that category. This industry is not only growing but has gained momentum not only in our country but worldwide - it is a global trend.
Below are 10 Wellness Trends for 2022:
As we lived through our new collective reality, people began to recognize that strengthening their immune system was key to good health and protecting themselves as much as possible.
As well as, to focus on the microbiome - that has an incredible 70% of our immune system headquartered in our “gut!” A healthy microbiome is an integral part of a health body.
The microbiome is “an outrageously complex system, and researchers are trying to crack the microbiome code, and testing will get better, with A.I. and machine-learning helping apply your byzantine gut data for personalized nutrition.”
It is this kind of information that reaffirms my alignment with that being in the health and wellness industry is the right place to be.
To learn more about some of the companies I am partnered with, visit my website and how you too can improve your hormone health, mindset and maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
PARKLAND, FL - Once again we are left with so many questions. Once again we are left heartbroken. How does it start? How does an 18-year-old get to the point that he would wear tactical gear and arm himself with weapons and ruthlessly kill his own grandmother, 19 children and two adults? There are no words and no justification for this. What I can tell you is that this did not happen overnight. The 18-year old did not become a “killer” from one day to the next. The signs were there but no one said anything, no one did anything, he just fell through the cracks, as so many have. Perhaps he was suffering silently with his anger or hate or insecurities? Only God knows and whether you believe his emotional well-being had anything to do with his actions or not, the fact is, in his mind, they did.
Less than two weeks ago, a white supremacist shot and killed multiple Black people in Buffalo, New York, adding to the list of shootings and targeted violence in this Country. We have had over 200 mass shootings and it’s only the 144th day of the year. We can no longer even keep track of how many shootings and who to mourn for. It is a disgrace on a global scale.
Again, where does the anger and hate come from?
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
(Originally posted in The Power to be Happy blog)
There is an epidemic in this country and it directly affects our children in one way or another, especially after the global pandemic we all went through. As a matter of fact, the Surgeon General warned of a mental health crisis among our youth.
According to an article in the New York Times, “Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents.” Tweens and teens have a variety of reasons why they may be struggling with their mental health but the Covid pandemic, coupled with social and racial inequalities, as well as an increase in cyber-bullying, may all be contributing factors.
[NOTE: This article in no way serves as medical advice. If you or your child is suffering from a mental health crisis, please seek professional help immediately.]
Parents often ask and wonder how they can help their teens struggling with mental health. And more often than not, there are those parents, who do not always want to put their child (teen) on medication, if they can avoid it.
This is where natural, plant-based holistic alternatives come into play. Supplements like saffron, theanine, NZ pine bark, & specific strains of probiotic bacteria are helping kids/teens flourish. More than ever there is scientific evidence correlating the connection between gut health and the brain - the gut-brain axis. There are unique blends of natural remedies targeted to enhance overall mental wellness, specifically, Kids Fundamentals.
Dr. Shawn Talbott, Chief Scientific Officer|Author|Professor|PhytoNutritionist, explains, what Kids Fundamentals does: “We want to be able to deliver comprehensive gut-brain axis SOLUTIONS for our children to help them improve their mental wellness, just like we do for adults,” and Kids Fundamentals does just that.”
Here are a few tips as well, according to Dr. Nadell from Mount Sinai that we may suggest to our children:
- Engage in intense exercise for 20 minutes
- Use meditative breathing and muscle relaxation
- Call a friend
- Go for a walk
- Keep a journal
- Use ice or cold water on the body to change body temperature
To learn more about alternative options for kids and teens all-in-one gut-brain axis nutrition, visit: KidsandTeensMentalWellness.com
(Sources: New York Times,Harvard Edu. Blog, AmpProject, Amare Global)
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Friday, April 15, 2022
This post is for the coffee lovers out there, like me! And if you know, you know that a good Cuban coffee (un cafécito Cubano,) is one of the most delicious coffees you can have and will keep you wired for a while.
Growing up in Miami and in a Cuban household, coffee was an integral part of life and social gatherings. I remember Saturday mornings as a kid, watching cartoons and having a mug full of café con leche (with Cuban coffee of course,) and Cuban bread with butter. Still my favorite breakfast! I am not even going to address whether that was a healthy choice or not. LOL! Even now, I know that drinking too much coffee is not the healthiest option for me, but I LOVE it!
I love to drink coffee, especially a café con leche, but I don't usually make Cuban coffee myself. I had a family member tell me recently how difficult it was to find good Cuban coffee in their city, and it got me thinking, maybe it's easier (and cheaper) to just make it at home. It might not be as delicious, let's say, as a "cortadito" (see below for recipe) on the corner of Versailles in Miami but you can get pretty authentic café if you learn how to make it properly and have the right tools and ingredients! Personally, the Cuban coffee I always had growing up was Cafe Bustelo. You can choose whichever you like but try to stick to real Cuban coffee, so you can get the authentic taste.
So, in an effort to get you started on having your own cup of delicious café Cubano, here is a video that shows you the steps on how to make it at home. The only thing different from when I was growing up is that now, there is the option of using an electric Cuban coffee maker, which I think is a great idea. You can see that in the second video below. I think I will actually order one for my own home and get my Cuban coffee tradition going again. And another interesting option that they didn't have when I was growing up or even in recent years, is a "cafetera" with a handle! Now, that's convenient. I can't even tell you the number of times I burned my hand trying to twist the bottom of the coffee maker.
MAKING CUBAN COFFEE:
Below is a more detailed tutorial I found on YouTube on how to make Cuban coffee:
Once you've made your Cuban coffee you can drink it straight up from one of those little cups they serve at restaurants or a shot glass or if you want to be fancy or having guests coming over and you want to impress them with your Cuban swag, you can serve the café in classic "tasitas." And if you prefer a more latte-like experience, you can add frothed milk, and have it as a café con leche. Just pick a mug and enjoy!
The electric Cuban coffee maker mentioned in the video (shown below) comes with an option to make 3 or 6 cups.
How to Make a Cortadito:
- 2 shots of espresso
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- Steamed milk
- Serving cup
- Spoon or small whisk
- Add the sugar to the serving cup and set it aside
- Pull your double shot of espresso
- Pour a small amount of coffee into the sugar and whip until light and fluffy
- Add the remaining coffee to the cup and stir to combine
- Top with an equal amount of steamed milk
Saturday, April 9, 2022
I am living in my purpose and ready to make a difference! I am so excited to be a part of something like this where:
- People are winning more than a paycheck!
- People are making healthy changes in their life and improving their overall health and mental wellness!!
- People who have never had success in #NWM are now having more success than ever before!
- There is a massive movement in the area of gut-brain connection!
- Moms are able to stay home with their kids and earn some extra income!
🚀 We have access to a system that is easily duplicated. Literally, a step by step action plan to make sharing these products and business model so easy. All you need to do is plug in.
Our corporate & marketing team is awesome! Some of the platforms and systems they have created are incredibly user-friendly and super easy to navigate for customers as well! The marketing tools and sale sheets are on point and you guys know I LOVE sales & marketing!
I am blown away that there is actually a company out there that encompasses all the things I love and is having massive success!🤯 They are totally having an upward turn and the momentum is building.
I love being able to be a part of something where I can make a difference in people's lives, not only with their gut health but especially with their mental wellness. It is such a big difference to be surrounded with like-minded people, who want to serve other people in the right way and are authentic with their desire to help others as well. 💜
There is so much potential with these products and opportunity with this mental wellness company, which actually isn't shocking because there is such a huge need in the area of mental health. Never in my lifetime, have I seen as many people (specifically in America) in such need to find something to improve their MENTAL WELLNESS (re: stress, anxiety, depression etc...) and overall health during these very trying and uncertain times. I am still a big proponent of using CBD as an alternative health option but what I have learned during my health journey and research, is that the gut-brain connection is so powerful, as it relates to our overall health, that these products are literally life-changers!
And it’s all happening just like they told me it would! Our team stats just blew me away:
💜 263 people earned free product in the first 15 days in the (last) month.
💜 121 earned an additional $500 with a special program we offer monthly.
💜 1730 new people joined our team (509 of them were business building partners)
💜 We celebrated 293 promotions on our team!
The benefits that these products offer are amazing:
✔️ Improves your microbiome
✔️ Helps control appetite
✔️ Supports healthy muscle mass
✔️ Increases feeling of fullness
We can all benefit from these supplements especially if you are looking to improve your gut microbiome, overall health and mental wellness! If you haven't read up on it yet....please go research (or Google) about the GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION!
If you know anything about momentum, you know it is all about TIMING! You don’t want to miss this!! The time is now! "You don't find the happy life, you make it!"
If you are interested in improving your gut health and mental wellness, let’s chat!! I have something for you and everyone in your family (kids & teens!)
***If you want an INVITE to join the"Future of Mental Wellness" group, just so you can look around and read testimonials and info for yourself, you can email me at: LissetteRo@gmail.com
Thursday, March 31, 2022
As the founders of one of the newest and most popular ways to celebrate events, we are constantly asked by our friends and family to share some of our favorite party planning and celebration tips. As we get ready for World Party Day on April 3rd, we thought we would combine the advice we give to our loved ones in one place for others who love to throw a good party!
Be a strategic planner. As moms turned CEOs, we can tell you that being smart and thoughtful when it comes to planning your party or event is going to give you the results you want with as little stress as possible. Before we throw any event, we sit down and write out the goal, the type of event, our top wants and must-haves and deadlines and timelines for each task.
Menu is key. If your family and friends are anything like ours, the food will be key to your guests enjoying themselves. Once you determine the type of party you’re throwing, determining multiple options for food is paramount to a successful shindig. These days, with so many different dietary restrictions, a buffet style table with several platters allows everyone to fill their plate with something. Just don’t forget, even at a child’s birthday party, parents need to eat too! If a more formal event, be sure to pick more than one entree choice to provide to your guests.
Master the music list. The number one thing to consider here is what age group you will be entertaining. Are you playing background music, or is it meant to keep the energy up? If conversation is a priority, keep it quiet. If you’re doing something later in the day, keep the music upbeat so people don’t get sleepy! Regardless, curating playlists in advance on your preferred music streaming platform will set the exact vibe you want your guests to experience.
Make a bold statement. We are proud Texans, and as they say, “everything is bigger in Texas!” A great way to celebrate an event with a more custom approach, but also a unique and bold approach, is to book a Card My Yard. The whole neighborhood can celebrate someone’s birthday with a creative and colorful large yard “Happy Birthday” sign or your own special message. A yard sign can also help guests find your location and super-sized frames make for a perfect photo op!
Set the scene. Depending on the event, you may be able to go “all out” with a theme. If that is the case, we have found that you can save money—and these days, shipping times—by shopping or ordering from a local business or franchise. Additionally, repurposing outfits, and researching and creating your own indoor party decor, can be great ways to personalize an event. If there isn’t a theme, and it is an adult party, detailed but simple, is a safe way to go—especially if you are planning on a shorter timeline. Things like personalized name cards, table decor or a signature drink can ensure your party is memorable.
If you’re throwing a kids party, ask yourself if your little guy or gal is really into a certain movie? Or does he want to play with cars all day? We have found decorations are what awes children the most and leave a lasting impression. Make the party feel like a scene from Frozen or even a racetrack. Children also tend to be mesmerized by their heroes; consider dressing up as your kiddos’ favorite character. Even if it's not the most authentic costume, they won’t notice!
Make more memories. Pictures and videos are the greatest way to capture the memories made at your event. Having a way for guests to snap a few photos is always a great idea, especially in today’s world of social media. Options include renting a Polaroid instant-print camera, creating an event-specific hashtag or setting up a D-I-Y photo booth. As moms, we know the value of being present, especially if throwing a party for someone in your family. Consider hiring a photographer or videographer. Often, local colleges or high schools may have more affordable opportunities for their talented students to gain experience.
We hope whatever celebration you create brings you great joy and that these tips make planning it a little simpler.
Amy Arnold and Jessica Stanley are the founders of Card My Yard. Founded in 2014, Card My Yard is America’s premier yard greetings service with 450+ franchise locations in 45 states and a national headquarters in Austin, Texas. Catering to special occasions, events and milestones, the company has transformed celebrations across the country and continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.cardmyyard.com and stay connected @cardmyyard.
Guest Post: Amy Arnold, co-founder and chief brand officer, and Jessica Stanley, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Card My Yard.