It’s Mother’s Day again. Like every year.

Whether you choose to shower your mom with lavish gifts or simply treat her to a home cooked dinner, show your mum you care this Mother’s Day by reminding her why she is so important to you.

But even more important, remember to appreciate and honour your parents throughout the year. In Romania the saying goes: who doesn’t have elderly family, should go get themselves some.

I leave far from my parents. We meet not as often as we should maybe. It allows me to notice with sadness new signs of aging and losing strength in them as years pass by.

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And I am not happy about it not only because they are my parents. But because they are the loving, giving and generous grandparents to my children.

Each vacation my kids spend with them is another blessing. One of those unique memories they will cherish over the years and wish for their own children to live through. A safe haven from the crazy city life that can be more bearing on a young child nowadays that it was for us.

And I want for my parents to be around for many years to come. My parents have been supportive with everything I have decided to do in my life. And have been there for the big moments; and they’ve been there when the road got rough.

Now it’s my time to step in and be there for them when the road starts getting steep and hard to keep on for them.

And even though there are many situations or moments I cannot be there for them physically, I try to make sure that they have access to good quality medicine and good quality supplements to help them along the way.

Many of the typical problems in people over 60 are related to losing mobility & joints, gut and digestion, high level of cholesterol, bones resistance, vascular system and heart activity. I learn about it not only from my parents but all other seniors I come across – uncles, aunts, friends’ and colleagues‘ parents.

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Here are several of the products I loaded my mom with before she left from us.

Forever Freedom is the upgraded Forever Aloe Gel drink enriched with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Vit C; it helps my mom with maintaining proper joint function and mobility.

MSM soothing gel for her painful joints, arthritis troubles. Especially during changing weather conditions like this spring.

Forever Garlic & Thyme that benefits the cardiovascular system and the immune system, very useful for my parents given also the number of international airports they must pass by when traveling with their grandchildren, for example.

Arctic Sea, for the necessary Omega 3, DHA and EPA supplementing. Also another good support for cardio-vascular system, digestive system and immune system for my parents. I want them in top shape to have all the energy a toddler requires from the caring adults.

Forever Bright Tooth gel, very good in general for people with sensitive or bleeding gums, which most people encounter later in life.

Aloe Vera Gelly and the Aloe Propolis cream – both excellent for various skin conditions, such as psoriasis flares that can be triggered in third age women by menopause and also in treating bed sores in old people that are bed bound after a stroke or due to other conditions.

There are many more products by the Forever Living that could be good for our parents and not only.

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They all can do great deal of good but they require that they are taken regularly. They should be part of a daily complete, well balanced diet.

To bring a smile on their face, bring them flowers. Call them. To make another sweet memory celebrate together. Visit them.

To be there for the long haul, get involved with their routine, support them in keeping active and ensure they have a balanced diet.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Aloe Vera for ever and more

It’s official: I am in awe at the power that Aloe Vera plant holds and how much good and goodness one can get from it.

aloe vera 03They say that it helps fighting inflammations and keeping healthy joints, keeps cholesterol under control, helps boosting the immune system, improves the function of and the general condition of the gut (no more bloating or constipation!!!), helps with ulcers and other ugly stomach problems and many more. There have been books written on it by people much better educated than me on the subject of Aloe Vera, health and wellness.

Once my eyes were wide open I started looking around and I noticed: many major product labels have been commercializing on this miraculous plant for decades – drinks with Aloe, supplements with Aloe, cosmetic product lines with Aloe, you name it. From your bathroom cabinet to the first-aid kit, from the kitchen to the travel back pack.

Like one of my very favorite movie quotes goes, if you can imagine one use for it, it means somebody somewhere is working on producing it right now.

In the old days, a fresh Aloe Vera leaf was rubbed against the skin whenever it was needed. For itching mosquito bites and stinging sunburn or just to make dry skin soft and smooth again. I have started asking questions and discovered that many people I personally know keep at home at least one such plant in the pot to use for small accidents that required a home remedy, such as an ugly skin burn.

IMG_2997And I tried to grow my own plantation going on my windowsill. The jury is still out on this – whether and when I could harvest the God’s nectar with my bare hands and enjoy all its benefits, as you can see from the picture…

My Aloe plant is developing and shows as promising as a mango or avocado you buy green from the supermarket and then keep at home hoping it’ll turn ripe rather than rotten.

So I needed a quicker and surer way! Because in the age of instant gratification I will not go through several years of watering and caring for a pot before I can even tell if I can use it or not.

However, the specialists have warned that these positive effects may not be brought by all the products made from Aloe gel and available on the market. It is important how the process of extraction and processing of the plant has been implemented and followed. So certified companies that abide by highest industry standards are the safest way to go – after all we talk about health, therapy and nutrition products.

And when you want and truly need something in your life, the universe shifts planets and constellations around to provide you the right circumstances. Or maybe I was just simply ready to look into information I was blind and deaf to before. You know, like when you are pregnant and all of a sudden everywhere you turn you can see almost only pregnant mommas and little babies.

Forever02So, long story short, I found out about Forever Living company, an American corporation that has been around for over 40 years, investing heavily in research and development of products based on Aloe. Forever starts with 100% inner leaf gel, delicately adding just enough other ingredients to produce outstanding products. They completely control the entire process from the planting the Aloe to the products I proudly consume daily.

And if that is not enough, Forever does not test its products on animals and most of their products feature the Kosher, Halal and Islamic Society Seals of Approval.

And, even though they don’t boast about it, they work with heavy caliber scientists such as Dr. Ferid Murad, Nobel award winner for his work and research.

I will write more about my experience with the various Forever Living products. And share also other stories I personally could verify.

Contact me for more information on suitable products.

Thank you for reading and come again!

“I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones Enough to make my system blow…”

So… here I am, a mother of two and back to full-time job.Estonia03

Many of you out there can identify yourselves probably with several of the struggles I had coming at me like the nukes. And, unlike a Matrix hero, I could not ballet my way around them.

I had to face them, embrace them and find smart ways how to make my life not about surviving by a hair each day, but rather thriving and be pumped through the day.

Not one day a week and preferably on Saturday, but each day. Every day.

We all know the drill – eat healthy, kiss goodbye chocolate, sleep uninterrupted sleep, avoid any stress sources and stay clear of alcohol. Right? In other words, either go join a convent or live a life void of many of the little guilty pleasures we indulge ourselves in.

We all know also that joke with “what do you want to live for if you don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t…” (Feel free to add your list of secret pleasures here).

If you are already doing all of the above, be warned: I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!!!

If not, there is still a chance we could be great pals one day!

So, I embarked on a journey of exploring options that’ll give me the strength of superman boosted by the energy of the catwoman and the patience and wisdom of a Yoda.

While I may still have not found yet the perfect recipe and my kids can attest to it by the count of raised voice moments in our home (yup, I live my life passionately in so many ways), I believe I may as well be onto something!

I will pop in now and again – no promise or clear regularity and SLAs! And I will share my experiences and my family’s journey to a healthier us and an improved family well-being.

Thank you for reading and come again!

PS: Yes, I love Imagine Dragons!

I embarked on a journey of exploring options that’ll give me the strength of superman boosted by the energy of the catwoman and the patience and wisdom of a Yoda.