What do single moms, motivated professionals and baby boomer retirees have…

first_imgAll three thrive in the industry of Network Marketing!  Interesting to note that there are many different views of the industry itself and most if not all are right.  Just as in the professions of, say, dentistry or roofing some are to be trusted, some need to be put out of business and everything in between.  Simply put, when done right, Network Marketing is a powerful profession endorsed by successful business men such as Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki who say “There are many benefits the Network Marketing industry offers those who want more from their lives”.  To read more about why Trump and Kiyosaki recommend the industry click here: http://www.professionalnetworkers.com/pdflibrary/WhyNetworkMarketing.pdfMotivated professionals do well because they have great networks in place and they know how to succeed in the financial arena.  Baby Boomer retirees do fantastic because not only are they backed by the wisdom and experience of the years they are also often ready to re-invent themselves and give back by serving and helping others.  Single moms quite honestly find this to be a extraordinary model.  Network Marketing is a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) effort and women, being natural at relationships and connecting, excel in this kind of business.  Take into account that 85% of all women that earn over $100,000 per year in the United States do it in the industry of network marketing. It is a business that thrives on helping and serving others and combined with the flexibility of building your business on your own time, from home, while wearing your pajamas and making the kids eggs and you have a perfect option.Joanna Power and Isagenix teamWhether a person wants to build a full time income or create an extra $500 a month to supplement the family budget the industry of Network Marketing can help you make it happen.  It is an industry that welcomes all ages, experience levels and backgrounds.  A good company provides support and training, allows for significant tax advantages and a person can build the business part time while they work another job.Network Marketing is not a get rich scheme, but with patience, effort, and consistent work, a distributor can earn a good amount of money.  Network marketing is a simple business model in which a company sells their service or product to customers through contractors who educate the customer on how to use the products for the greatest benefit.  People tell other people, just like they would if they bought something great at Target or Macy’s, only they get compensated for sharing the information.  In this model, one person does not have to do everything to profit, it is teamwork and a team player will succeed in the business. In this business distributors are not the employees of the company, but contractors who take products from the company to the consumer. The distributor earns commission for products they sell.  Many large companies follow this model to sell their product.Align with a company and product that you truly believe in.  Create a residual income that grows as you grow.  Spend time with people who want more out of life and are also willing to serve and grow.  Learn to serve deeply and help others get what they want so that you can have what you want.  Network marketing is the way of the future because it helps us to connect with each other.  We get to develop friendships that are deep and lifelong because we all want the same thing…..MORE OUT of LIFE and to get out of the J.O.B. (just over broke) model and stop trading time for money.  Network Marketing, when done right, is personal growth with a compensation plan.My company rocks and is perfect for me!  I have been with them for over 8 years now.  This is my first go at network marketing and I had a lot to learn.  I have been forced to grow myself- to become more empathetic, compassionate and allowing- and at the same time grow into a leader.  This industry is built to help people.  The only way I win is to reach out and help someone else.  This is the real deal.  Nutrition is critical and there is a health care crisis coming beyond what you could even imagine.  I have dug and dug to find something wrong at the corporate level.  They are for real.  The products are for real.  This company is filled with people that love life and they love to help others love their life again.  Through simple and proper nutrition people feel fantastic again.  This is what gets me out of bed in the morning!  I get to help people.  Fire them up again.  Help them help themselves and get their mojo back.  I have literally watched lives change and it is a deep and lasting impression.  I am humbled by it and look forward to truly making a difference.So, no matter what your stage of life you just may want to consider taking this wonderful journey!  If you would like to learn more and explore if this may be a solution for you please contact Joanna Power at 360.701.4231 or joannapower25@gmail.com. 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Lasting Touch Memorials Explains Why it’s Important to Understand Cemetery Regulations

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0 This may sound strange, but when it comes to cemeteries, one size doesn’t fit all. Each cemetery has its own rules concerning the type of memorials allowed.“Some require concrete only foundations and some require granite only foundations,” says Lasting Touch Memorial Memorials owner, Tony Ward. Cemeteries are so picky as to dictate what type of flower vases can be used on the premises.There are reasons for the different regulations. Some of it has to do with local code. However, the biggest reasons are upkeep and aesthetics. Private cemeteries tend to favor flat grass markers because they’re easier to mow around than a statue.Knowing these details in advance is important because they can impact the type of monument you choose for your loved one and possibly even where he or she will be buried.Ward tells me the story of a family whose grandmother was buried at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way. “The family chose a nice upright and I asked them if the cemetery allowed it.” The family said yes but Ward double checked just to be sure. Turns out the grandmother’s grave sat on the border. The plots next to hers could have uprights but she couldn’t.Fortunately, Ward has a good relationship with cemeteries in the area. He’s also been in the business for more than 25 years so he knows most of this stuff by heart. Still, it’s a good idea to find out the rules and regulations for the cemetery where you or your loved one are going to be placed.If you have questions about picking a memorial call Tony Ward at 360-458-9070 or visit the Lasting Touch website by following the link.last_img read more

Giving Yourself Permission to Have Fun

first_imgIt’s summer.  It’s a time of celebration – backyard BBQs, community events, family reunions, vacations. And it’s a time for having fun with family and friends.  But what do you do when you are mourning the loss of someone you loved?  Do you participate in the events, but stay in the corner?  Do you decline invitations, thinking no one really wants to see you, fumbling for what to say to you, asking if you are ok?  Do you attend, yet question every moment of laughter or smile you have as a betrayal of the person who isn’t there?Joan Hitchens of Navigating Grief understands the awkwardness of rejoining social events after a loss.  She has been there, having to re-engage in a life involving “fun” after the death of her husband.  “Most of us feel better when the sun starts coming out, days are longer, friends are doing things outdoors again.  But when you are grieving, you may not feel sunny on the inside,” describes Hitchens.Hitchens continues to explain that people may still be feeling a deep sorrow from their loss and that they are not supposed to be having fun – that it’s a betrayal to the person who is gone.  “Living a good life is not a betrayal,” she says.  “One of the ways to give yourself permission to have fun is by honoring the person you lost by doing fun things they would have enjoyed – that you would have done together.”She suggests reframing the activity by asking yourself, “Would my loved one want to deny me this?  What would they want for me?”  Chances are they would want you to smile, to laugh, to live life fully.But what about gatherings with family and friends?  Inevitably there will be questions or awkward silences from those who don’t know what to say.  Hitchens suggests allowing storytelling to be part of your memories and part of the fun.  This assimilates the person you have lost into the gathering, instead of forgetting them.Above all, identify for yourself what you are ready to do.  If you truly aren’t ready to be out with others, don’t go.  But don’t deny yourself some fun due to fear.  Live a life the person you lost would be proud of.To learn more about Joan Hitchens, click here. Facebook18Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Community Resources is Now Hiring

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Community ResourcesCommunity Resources is a small, locally-owned business located in Olympia. We are dedicated to serving the needs of adults with disabilities and elders in the South Puget Sound region through a variety of flexible programs and contracts by building relationships based on support for each other through mutual learning, loving, healing and acceptance.Community Resources is now hiring full and part-time employees. Find satisfaction in a dynamic job assisting adults with developmental disabilities and build invaluable communication, health and money management skills. Channel your creative energy to find inventive and effective ways to help others.We take a person-centered approach in designing our work, focusing on the unique goals, communication styles, and needs of the people we support.Join our team to support individuals to lead rich lives rooted in their passions, cultivate relationships that are meaningful to them, and maintain all aspects of individual health.Minimum requirements Applicants must:Be at least 18 years of age.Have a high school diploma/GED.Be able to pass a background check.Possess a current driver’s license and a vehicle with minimal liability insurance.Be willing to use personal vehicle for work purposes.Must have open availability.Pay Structure:0 to 4 months $10.00 introductory wage5th month of employment $10.25 an hour8th month of employment bonus up to $250.00Apply in person:Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM,at 208 West Bay Dr. NW Olympia,or direct your question to Terrie Mount-Fouth @ (360) 943-6257ext. 106last_img read more

Lacey Glass’s Zeutenhorst Family Displays Art at Gallery Boom

first_img 1 of 4 A wide variety of art is created by the Zeutenhorst family. Phil Zeutenhorst’s wooden bowls and platters displayed at Gallery Boom. Facebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Lacey Glass, Inc. Lacey Glass, Inc. loves being involved in the community and just started a new adventure. In their free time, many of our employees are local artists and crafters. The Zeutenhorst family behind Lacey Glass at Home also sells handmade goods at Gallery Boom in downtown Olympia. Tina sells handmade frames and photography. Phil makes hand turned wood bowls and platters. Morgan creates jewelry and wool crafts and is the face of Poppy la Fae. Jessica sells beaded bracelets that benefit Special Olympics. We are very much a town and a family of arts. Come check out the Zeutenhorsts’ area just the left of the registers for a last minute gift with some local roots.Gallery Boom is located at 520 Adams Street and is open 7 days a week until Christmas.center_img Jewelry pieces are just one of the gift options offered from the Zeutenhorst family from Lacey Glass at downtown’s Gallery Boom. The Zeutenhorst family members all have something on display at Gallery Boom.last_img read more

Community Input Sought on Local Climate Action: Survey Extended Through September…

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning CouncilThurston County residents, workers, and visitors are invited to express their priorities for local action on climate change. A survey seeking community input on ways local communities should address climate change is now available through the end of September.The governments of Thurston County, Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater have partnered with Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) to develop a Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan to identify actions that reduce local contributions to climate change. The project was initiated by the four governments to address the urgent threat and opportunity climate change poses to the region’s economy, public health, public safety, and environment.In 2018, all four governments adopted shared targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., carbon pollution) 45 percent below 2015 levels by 2030 and 85 percent below 2015 levels by 2050. Input from the survey and other community outreach will be used to identify and prioritize specific actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the adopted greenhouse gas reduction targets. The plan is scheduled to be finalized in 2020.The Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan builds on the work of the award-winning Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan adopted by TRPC in January 2018. The plan includes more than 90 climate “adaptation” actions to help Thurston County and the broader region prepare for and adjust to rising seas, stronger storms, deeper droughts, and other projected climate impacts.The survey is open through September 30, 2019 – a link to the survey, as well as other project information, can be found at www.trpc.org/climate.About the Thurston Climate Mitigation PlanClimate change is already affecting our communities. Impacts like hotter summers, wildfire smoke and flooding affect our homes, health, and local business. Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater are working on a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars, buses, businesses, buildings, and other sources that contribute to climate change. They are also looking for ways that trees, plants, and soil can help reduce this pollution, while maintaining, and improving our quality of life. Learn more at www.trpc.org/climateAbout Thurston Regional Planning CouncilTRPC is a 22-member regional council of governments comprised of elected officials from the county, cities, tribes, Intercity Transit, school districts, colleges, and a variety of local government special districts. TRPC offers broad representation to decision making on regional priorities such as transportation, growth management, and environmental quality. Learn more at www.trpc.orgFeatured photo credit: Kim Merrimanlast_img read more

Inslee Issues Guidance for Partially Resuming the Dine-In Restaurant and Tavern…

first_imgGov. Jay Inslee issued guidance for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent phases with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks — metrics and data will guide when the state can move from one phase to another.  Through the Safe Start approach, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Eight counties have received the variance.  Memo: Dine-In RestaurantsPhase 2 Dine-In Restaurant and Tavern Industry COVID-19 Requirements Facebook189Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay Insleecenter_img “No restaurant or tavern may operate indoor or sit-down services until they can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply,” the guidance states.  Guidance documents:  For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, restaurant operations may resume with limitations after meeting specific criteria, effective May 11, 2020.last_img read more

PSE Awards 10 Local Organizations Funding for New Solar Installations

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Puget Sound EnergyAs the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families throughout Washington, local organizations that have been helping them will receive support from Puget Sound Energy. PSE will grant nearly $580,000 to 10 organizations throughout its service area for new solar installations which will total 235 kW of new installed solar enough to power/or save nearly 240,000 kWh. This will help local organizations by reducing its operating costs while also helping the environment by producing green power.The ten recipients are:Anacortes Housing AuthorityCommunity Youth ServicesFamily Support CenterHomes FirstKing County Housing AuthorityKulshan Land TrustLummi Nation Housing AuthorityMuckleshoot Housing AuthorityLydia PlaceOpportunity Council“We are in an unprecedented time where agencies dedicated to serving our communities and customers are more critical than ever,” said PSE Director of New Product Development Will Einstein. “If we can help these agencies add solar energy to their facilities, we can support their core mission by helping to reduce their costs and provide those savings to the families they serve with renewable energy.”King County Housing Authority received $75,000 for a 35 kilowatt system which is expected to generate 35,000 kwhs, about 25 percent of its annual electric usage, and save the organization about $3,000 in electric bills each year.“Our partnership with Puget Sound Energy solves several challenges at once: the installation of solar panels supports the expansion of cleaner energy and a healthier environment while helping to keep the housing affordable by lowering the operating costs at the property,” said King County Housing Authority Resource Conservation Manager Jenna Smith.  “It’s also helping make the push to a clean energy future more inclusive.”In Thurston County, Homes First will generate roughly 25,000 kwhs a year, which is almost 70 percent of its annual electric load and more than $2,200 in electric savings each year.“It has been a dream of mine since joining Homes First to solar power some of our homes,” said Homes First CEO Trudy Soucoup. “Being able to provide our community with homes that are safe, healthy, and affordable for our lowest of income neighbors while also reducing energy costs and reducing our environmental footprint makes the work we do even more impactful.”She added, “I believe it is often thought that affordable rental homes that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly can’t be accessible to the lowest-of-income members of our community. Providing this opportunity really makes our tenants a part of a community they thought unreachable, rather than apart from their community.”Applications for the next round of grant funding for 2020-2021 is currently open through Sept. 4, 2020. To learn more about how to apply, please visit: pse.com/greenpowergrant.PSE continues its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and helping our customers do the same. Enabling our community partners to install solar projects is just another way we are committing to a better energy future. For more on PSE’s commitment, visit pse.com/together.last_img read more

Virat Kohli says he’s ‘never felt better’ after adopting a vegetarian diet

first_imgAdvertisement 94qtn4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2ny3p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) q7yWould you ever consider trying this?😱3xfCan your students do this? 🌚0nyshRoller skating! Powered by Firework The captain of Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli said that he ‘never felt better’ after adopting a vegetarian diet. Virat Kohli is very much concerned about his fitness and recently he has stopped taking milk, meat or eggs in his diet. The star Indian cricketer is currently 30 years old and he has a long way to go in his career. So, fitness is going to be an important factor in this journey.Advertisement There has always been an question lingering around Kohli whether he is missing the animal products in his diet. Kohli has tried to answer that question in Twitter. According to his tweet,Advertisement “Saw game changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realise what I have believed all these years regarding diet was a myth. What an amazing documentary and yes I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian,”In this film, ‘The Game Changers’ James Wilks travels all around the Earth to know the importance of meat, protein, and strength in our diet. The film inspired Virat Kohli very much and he stopped taking animal products in his diet anymore. The fans have applauded the decision of Kohli in Twitter. The campaign of vegetarian diet is getting popular day by day in our society. If the youth icons like Virat promotes it, it can really play a role in changing the diet chart of common Indian people.Advertisement Out of the box: Virat Kohli on the inspiration behind improved fitness regime in Indian cricket  Advertisementlast_img read more

Stewarts’ Farm Sanctuary Proposal Takes Seed

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaCOLTS NECK – Entertainer Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, have moved closer to turning the historic Hockhockson Farm on Route 537 into an agricultural sanctuary-education center.On Tuesday, the Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board voted unanimously to declare the 45-acre Hockhockson Farm, now operating with horse boarding and the growing of vegetables and flowers, a commercial farm.When the board reached its meeting curfew of 10 p.m., it tabled the remainder of the application until its next meeting, May 3 – to be heard at the same location and time, 7:30 p.m. at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.At that time, the board will deliberate whether the sanctuary’s education-visitor center, which is not allowed in the township’s agriculture zone, would be a legitimate part of the farming operation. If the board approves, the application would bypass a township variance needed for the zoning and move to the township Planning Board for site plan approval.William Potter, chair of the Agriculture Development Board, said the board “most likely” would decide the matter at the next meeting.The Stewarts, a Red Bank couple applying as the JTS Land Trust, hope to begin operating the sanctuary in the spring of 2017, according to Tracey Stewart. Jon Stewart, the former host of the popular “Daily Show” on Comedy Central television, was not at the meeting.JTS Land Trust is the contract-purchaser of the Hockhockson Farm, which is owned by the Cooke family. Robert Cooke III, who lives on the farm, testified his family has owned the farm a “couple hundred years.”Tuesday’s 2-1/2-hour hearing, attended by about 20 members of the public, combined a presentation of the applicants, JTS and Hockhockson Farm; questions from the board; public comments supporting the application; and concerns raised by the township.Robert Cooke III, an owner of Colts Neck’s Hockhockson Farm, at a meeting of the Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board. His family has owned the farm for a “couple hundred years,” Cooke said.Basically, the township is concerned about losing control over the building of the education-visitor center – proposed as 8,400 square feet over two floors– and any other parts of the application; that tenant farmer Robert Laurino, rather than the farm owner, was providing financial statements toward the farm qualifying commercially; and that a movie/TV studio, once talked about but not longer in the plans, be specifically excluded if the board grants a Site-Specific Agricultural Management Practice (SSAMP).In discussing whether Hochhockson Farm, which sits between Laird and Swimming River Roads, qualifies as a commercial farm, various board members expressed no doubt.“I feel it meets the criteria of a commercial farm,” said board member Gary DeFelice.“I think it clearly does fit,” added board member Nancy Grbelja.The vote was 10 to 0 in favor. Board member J. David Holmes, an Upper Freehold farmer, recused himself from hearing the application because he has sold hay to the Stewarts.“I might not have had to recuse myself,” Holmes said. “(But) just on the safe side, I did.”After the farm was declared commercial, the hearing moved more on to what the Stewarts plan there – growing crops and protecting farm animals, while educating visitors on farming and healthy eating.“The goal of the farm is to be excited to see where food is coming from,” said Tracey Stewart, a former veterinary technician who lived on a farm as a child. “I do think of a farm as a perfect classroom.”“Adorable animals” are a way to draw people to the facility, she said. Anticipated living at the farm would be four to six cows, two to four pigs, six to 10 sheep, six to 10 goats, two to four horses and up to 50 chickens, according to JTS’s application.Tracey Stewart said the farm will not be a rescue facility, per se. Instead, it will be getting animals from the New York State-based Farm Sanctuary, which rescues animals.“We’ll be getting the cream of the crop,” Tracey Stewart said.The new education-visitors center will be part of the hub of the farm, or just beyond the main farmhouse.The farmhouse, whose oldest section dates to the late 1700s, will not be modernized and, therefore, not be available for general public access. Instead, it will be generally off-limits – regarded, according to Tracey Stewart, “as a fragile piece of history.”In response to a question from DeFelice about whether the education provided would be detrimental to traditional animal production on farms, Tracey Stewart said no.“I might have something different on my plate, but we’re all sitting at the same table,” she said.Tracey Stewart said the plan is to keep Laurino farming the property – “Absolutely, we need him,” she said – and no standing buildings on the farm are to be demolished.Colts Neck officials questioned whether the JTS and Hockhockson Farm application was in the right place – before the Agriculture Development Board, rather than the township Planning or Zoning boards.The township officials sought more detailed plans, beyond conceptual ideas.“We’ve heard a lot of concepts, but the devil is in the details,” said Township Attorney Joseph Clark.“We’re not adverse to the concept, we’re adverse to the process,” said Deputy Mayor Michael Fitzgerald. “There must be a reason they didn’t come to us first (at the township level). They lawyered up and came to you.”“I built my house there, I had to follow the rules from Colts Neck,” said John Young, who lives next to Hockhockson Farm.But Sue Fulton of Asbury Park told the board any question of process – the county Agriculture Development Board being the wrong place – “flies in the face of what you’re here to do.”“You need to keep farming around here,” said John Kissel, a township resident expressing his support. “You have to have farming or else you have developments, otherwise you have schools to pay for.”Former Tinton Falls Mayor Mike Skudera, who lives near the farm, expressed his support.“I’m excited about this idea,” said Jason Saleh of Little Silver. “I just want to voice my support for this.”Early in the hearing, Cooke explained how the farm was once 290 acres, but downsized a few times. From the time his grandfather ran the farm to now, it has had various uses: cattle, Christmas trees, flowers, hay, straw, horses. A farm stand has been on the property on and off since the mid-1980s, Cooke said.The Stewarts own a farm in Middletown, but it is only about 12 acres, or about one-third the size of Hockhockson Farm, said their lawyer, Philip San Filippo.last_img read more