Major progress in removing toxic chemicals from consumer products

Great news heard this morning on CBS.

Noting that Johnson & Johnson recognizes the toxic chemicals in their products and have stated they will remove them from all their products by 2015.

So relieved to see they have admitted it and will have toxic chemicals removed from Baby products by 2013 and the rest of their products by 2015.

We have tolerated (most likely without full knowledge or disclosure) these chemicals because of synthetics having a lower price tag.

In order for us to use non-toxic shampoo, soap, moisturizers etc, we have to up the ante and pay more for safety.

What is right with this picture?  What is wrong with this picture.

We call ourselves ‘mitigatetoxins’ on Twitter for a reason.

Joy to J&J now hoping the rest of the industry follows suit.


Acid-base balance and hydration status following c… [J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010] – PubMed result

Acid-base balance and hydration status following c… [J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010] – PubMed result.

Entrepreneurs put first

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The direct URL for the contest is

Small Business Contest Celebrates A Second Year

January 1, 2011 Small business owners are working together again to support other entrepreneurs with a business resource contest. This January marks the third in a series of contests on Investing In Women, a business resource site. The contest offers a variety of different prizes to help a new business grow and fun prizes for the everyday.

Sponsors for the most recent contest are Zenobia Garrison of Success Transitions, Julia Popovich of Zhulia Jewelry, CSea Perkins of Bio Mapped and Investing In Women.

The contest is open to U.S. business owners and free to enter. The contest starts January 1st and runs until February 7th. Winners will be announced on the site in February!

Investing In Women is a free online community of business owners with a focus on success through collaboration. Started in 2008 as a business resource site and grant program, entrepreneurs can now network, upload videos and product photos and get involved in building the site with valuable resources. ###



Sweep your heart clean by forgiving.

You hear people say this all the time: “I have a right to be upset because of the way I’ve been treated. I have a right to be angry, hurt, depressed, sad, and resentful.” Learning to avoid this kind of thinking is one of my secrets for living a life of inner peace, success, and happiness. Anytime you’re filled with resentment, you’re turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate.

I became aware of how powerful this lesson was many years ago while … CONTINUE READING

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO

14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO.

As quoted on OnStartups …

Everyone thinks that being a start-up CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That’s what I now refer to as the “glamor brain” speaking aka the start-up life you hear about from the press. You know the press articles I’m talking about… the ones that talk about how easy it is to raise money, how many users the company is getting, and how great it is to be CEO. Very rarely do you hear about what a responsibility it is to be CEO and how it’s not for every founder that wants to be an entrepreneur. I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about what it takes to be a great Start-up CEO that is also a founder. Here are some of the traits I’ve found.

Be A Keeper Of The Company Vision

The CEO is the keeper of the company’s overall vision. I’m not talking about the vision for the next few months, but the larger road ahead. The CEO needs to be able to keep things on course for the current quarter to make sure that the large overarching vision of the company can be achieved.

CONTINUE READING 14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO.

World Candle Lighting Day – December 13

also honoring Carli Cummings

With great respect and admiration for Heidi, I found this in my inbox this morning and just have to share.  Please read through the article to feel Heidi’s passion and purpose.

Today is World Candle Lighting Day

Posted: 12 Dec 2010 07:17 PM PST

When I was doing some research to find out what types of activities, events and holidays occurred today for my Quirky Marketing Calendar blog, I discovered World Candle Lighting Day and time stood still for a moment.

You see, World Candle Lighting Day is about honoring and remembering children who have died at any age from any cause. For those of you who know me, you may have heard that in 2007 I lost Alexis Lee Richards (27) to a drug oversdose. She was my middle daughter. She is survived by Jennifer and Suzannah and never a day goes by that I don’t think of her, sometimes with great sadness and other times with joy as I remember how much life Alexis packed into her 27 years on earth.

My granddaughter, who is only 6 years old, reminds us we have our very own special angel watching over us each and every day.

So I thought it only fitting to share with the readers of WE Magazine for Women for those of you who have lost a child or know someone who has lost a child to anything.  May you remember them with peace and joy and love in your heart. I am sure your special angels are watching over you and those you love too.

About the Worldwide Candle Lighting:  The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Compassionate Friends website offers several resources to help grieving families including: Online support: grief support for siblings, grandparents, and families; the Open to Hope Talk Show and much more.

And finally, here is a poem I share every year on Alexis birthday to celebrate her life:

You Mean the World … to ME!

There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

At least 15 people in this world love you in some way. Make that 16!

The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep. One of them is me

You mean the world to someone. ME!

Never forget that you are special and unique.

Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

Your family are like the stars.  You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Whenever you need me, look up and I’ll be there.

“Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though

Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway”

Let this be your mantra today and always: “I would rather have one rose and a kind word from someone I love while I’m here than a whole truck load when I’m gone.

Or Ice Cream and Steak!”

And always remember…. when life hands you Lemons, ask for Tequila and Salt!

(author unknown)

I love you …..

Heidi Richards Mooney Dedicated to Alexis Lee Richards 8-18-79 to 2-6-07

Rapid Charging for Electric Car Batteries – Planet Green

Rapid Charging for Electric Car Batteries – Planet Green.


Are you educated enough on the next wave of the 2nd decade of the new Millennium?  If not, enroll at no expense to you, learn and earn with excitement and reward.

Entrepreneurship Quiz – SUCCESS magazine

Entrepreneurship Quiz – SUCCESS magazine.

Seeking Entrepreneurs to participate in the nations newest technologies related to sustainability and energy efficiency.

Take the quiz to determine if now is the right time to explore your Entrepreneurial skills and help others do the same.

Use This Re-Phrase And Increase Your Enrolling Power

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This morning it was quite easy to determine the daily message.  I didn’t even have to write it as Michael Oliver beat me to the punch.  Very well stated message below.  There is no I in TEAM.  Hence, if you could… holds so much more weight than … if I could …

There is a standard “closing phrase” in conventional selling that goes like this;

  • If I could show you a way to… (you fill in the rest)?

If you’ve used this, you’ve probably discovered it causes most people to back away and shut down on you.

The reason is that you’ve got the word “I” in there. It sounds self-serving and people sense a possible trap, so they put up their defenses, especially if it’s used early in a conversation. (Why is it that so many sales techniques are geared toward closing so early? It mostly leads to tears!)

However, REPHRASED and used as a Qualifying Question (not a closing question – there is a big difference), and used with the correct INTENT, it will produce outstanding results.

You do this by removing the word “I” and using neutral words, such as,

  • If there was a way you could… (get the money you’re looking for so that you can feel good about spending more time with your community) …do you ever look for opportunities to do that?
  • If you were able to… (reduce or eliminate that back pain so that you didn’t have to be dependent on others anymore).. by taking something else, is that what you’re looking for?

Can you feel the difference in energy or vibration of the conventional phrase and the Natural Selling phrase. If the new phrase feels better, then the person you’re talking with will also feel the same way?

Using the above as guidelines, create some phrases of your own. Say them a few times until you get the tone and feeling you want.

Your Intent

The success of the rephrasing has a lot to do with your intent. If you use it to close someone to achieve an objective, they are still likely to back away.

However, if you use it as a way to qualify whether they are serious about wanting to make a change, coming from a place of what I call Concerned Detachment, people will feel curious, as though you know something that they would like to know. They’ll respond with answers like;

  • Yes I would… depending on what it is
  • Why? Do you know of something?

Use it if you’re not doing so already. Observe how comfortable you are and how many more positive responses you get.

If you would like more tips like this, check out my downloadable coaching program entitled “How To Have Fearless Conversations…

Billionaire to Bankrupt Every Day | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read

Billionaire to Bankrupt Every Day | SUCCESS Magazine | What Achievers Read.

Thank you Mel; such perfect timing to address HOW TO RECOVER FROM A SETBACK

How to Recover from a Setback

You can’t beat yourself up over this. There was no way to foresee it. Anyone could have made the same mistake. There are a dozen ways to say it, but no matter how you spin it, suffering a temporary setback is a momentum killer—if you let it. Here are three tips for getting back in the saddle after a deflating setback.

Step One: Pout or Punch. Do What You Have to Do to Feel Better.

Allow yourself to be an utter mess, SUCCESS columnist Mel Robbins says. “I gripe. I cry. I feel insecure. I punch the wall. I exercise. Then, it’s out of my system and it’s over,” she says.

Take the time you need to process what happened. Whether it’s life-altering like a layoff or an unforeseen obstacle in a big project, it’s okay. Really. Accepting the setback is an important step toward moving forward. It’s one more thing you can put in the “I know not to do that next time” column.

Step Two: You’ve Got to Move It (Move It)

Pardon the maddening tune, but the next step to recovery is taking action. Any action. Write down your proudest accomplishments and remember how you achieved them. Journaling your accomplishments will help you realize how powerful you really are. Recognizing your power, you can move forward confidently without second-guessing your every step.

Step Three: What’s the Takeaway?

From every misstep, there’s a lesson learned or a key takeaway that you can apply to your next project. So think on two levels—literally and figuratively. What’s the literal lesson from what happened and what larger, overarching principle can be taken from this experience? View your challenges positively. Easier said than done, but just thinking to yourself, “Okay, it can only get better now” is the kind of positive affirmation you need.

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