Testimony Tuesday

Today is Testimony Tuesday. Read to the end..

Tara Brown
Owasso, OK
So, since I get messages almost on a weekly basis on updates on my daughter’s hair, I thought I’d do a quick 1 year update 🙂 It’s been 1 year since we decided to give Monat a try after 2 years of dealing with alopecia universalis. I still can’t believe shampoo can do this!! She used the Classic Confidence and we made sure to use the IRT spray 2x daily all over including eyebrows. Added the Rejuveniqe a few times a week on her scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes as well. She has so much hair now, she is using the Volume System and the root lifter and blow out cream to give her bob some thickness 🙂 She also takes the S3 supplements daily but didn’t start those until about 6 months ago. We are so pleased to see this kind of difference!!

Yes, please share and get the word out how amazing these products are especially for someone like her. No child should have to be prescribed Methotrexate for hair loss… which is what she had taken for several months.

Look at that child’s smile. She has found hope in a bottle of shampoo. If you know of anyone suffering from Alopecia send them here. I will be so happy to help them with there results.

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Alopecia universalis (AU) is a condition characterized by the complete loss of hair on the scalp and body. It is an advanced form of alopecia areata, a condition that causes round patches of hair loss.

Is there any cure for alopecia universalis?
There is no known cure for alopecia universalis — the autoimmune disease that the man suffers from, which causes a loss of all body hair. Yale researchers came up with an effective targeted treatment that helped the patient grow his hair back, including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair and body hair.
Here is the Yale researchers finding.   I do not know first hand if this work but I do no that Monat does.
Try it today. Link below.

To order go to ElaineLynn’s Monat.


Webtalk! What is it and why should you join this?


Copied From Webtalk CEO Rj Garbowicz

Someone today asked me to explain Webtalk’s affiliate program in marketing terms, and the best I could come up with is this…

Webtalk’s affiliate program is like a lottery ticket, except you don’t have to buy them, you earn each one through your referrals to Webtalk.

Some people you invite won’t use Webtalk or invite anyone (those tickets don’t win)

Some people will invite people who use Webtalk and don’t invite others nor make purchases (those tickets have small awards from ad revenue share)

Some people will invite people who use Webtalk daily and make purchases and invite people (these have larger awards)

Some people will invite people who use Webtalk daily and make purchases and invite a lot of people (these will have even bigger awards)

Some people will invite people who use Webtalk daily and make purchases and invite a lot of people who use Webtalk daily and make purchases (these will have biggest awards)

The way to win a lottery is to increase your chances by getting more tickets, same applies here.

The more personal referrals you acquire to Webtalk the better your chances are for the grand prize.

You don’t know what your referrals will do, but what we do know is the more referrals you get, the better chances you will have of your referrals getting you to the grand prize.

There is a REAL opportunity here to earn 5, 6 or even 7 figures PER MONTH in revenue share for LIFE, like a lottery winning, without it costing you anything!

If you don’t play, you certainly won’t win, and the more tickets you get the better your chances are for life changing success!

As our video says, invite everyone you know before they invite you, and in this case before someone else does!

This is our Beta and while we wrap up the remaining bug fixes, it’s also the Pre-Launch to our FREE SocialCPX affiliate “lottery” program.

You’ll find your referral links and your referral tracking dashboard located within your account menu here in Webtalk!

We are wishing you all success here because there an opportunity for at least 1M grand prize winners who will be able to share in up to 50% of our revenue for LIFE (10% revenue share from your direct referrals through 5-degrees of referral separation)

However, our 10% revenue share program will NEVER go away! That’s a 10% payout higher than all other social media platforms.

So even if you don’t get the grand prize, you can’t lose because Webtalk’s software blows away the competition, and it’s FREE, and it still pays you for your referrals as they generate revenue.

Good luck and happy inviting!

My Link   Join there it is free and you will not want to miss getting on the ground floor.  I already have many followers and contacts .  They really are paying you to refer your friends so please join us now.


Why you should join by my sponsor and mentor.


Another great video about Webtalk.. Don’t miss this one. 



While in Beta you can not join the beta program but stay tune because it will be coming soon.  Listen to this video.   This will tell you what the revenue will be.


Have you been thinking about Xmas yet? well we have..

Tis’ the Season at MONAT! The Holiday Season is filled with Cozy Warm Wishes this year just for you!  Hurry, our unique, exclusive holiday gift sets are only available while supplies last, and are sure to have a little something for everybody on your list! Get yours NOW!

In order to get any of these holiday sets you do have to be either a Market Partner or a Vip customer.  Please refer to my other post that tells you how to be a partner or a vip.


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Weekends In Style

Quick and effortless grooming is a must for the holidays. Get ready to look good from head to toe all season long with 5 men’s essentials conveniently packed in our exclusive Monat Men’s Weekender Bag. Grab a bag, and cheers to good hair, and good times in style.

Cream Shave, 6 oz 

A rich and soothing cream shave that leaves skin smooth, sleek and revitalized. Provides a close, comfortable shave.

After-Shave + Moisturizer, 3.4 fl oz

Helps soothe skin, minimize ingrown hairs and provide excellent skin hydration. Calms the burning sensation experienced after shaving.

Groom Styling Clay, 1.7 fl oz 


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Bring on the Magic Holiday Collection

An enchanting set of three almond-enriched body treats for hydrated and delicately scented skin.

Plus, a micro-fiber shower mitt to help evenly distribute the Cleansing Body Oil and make cleansing soft and pampering.

  • Cleansing Body Oil
    • This luxurious, almond oil enriched body cleanser transforms from an oil to a light cream, leaving skin feeling satiny-soft, clean and cared for.
  • Nourishing Body Cream
    • Nourish, soften and delicately scent the skin with this lightweight, moisturizing body cream.
  • Dry Oil Body Spray
    • This moisturizing and lightly scented oil spray dries down to a velvety smooth finish, for an alluring glow on the skin.

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Happy Hands Holiday Collection


Use these three delightful HYDRATING hand creams to moisturize and keep your hands happy over the cold winter months. Great for elbows too!  With scents like Lait De CocoGardenia and Matcha, plus a set of 3 nail files all placed neatly in a white and rose gold cosmetic bag, this could only be a MONAT Exclusive!

  • Thank you XO XO
  • Hello Beautiful
  • Spoil Yourself

Please Note: Holiday orders will start shipping week of 9/24

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Purr-Fectly Fab Masque Trio

This set will leave you with luxurious, healthy -looking, soft, hydrated hair. Packed in a kitty clutch and paired with a generous terry-lined shower cap, you’re well on your way to holiday hair envy. This holiday exclusive makes the purr-fect holiday gift.

  • Charcoal Gelee Masque
    • This modern gel-cream purifying hair masque deep cleanses and gently conditions, leaving your scalp and hair refreshed and clean.
  • Heavenly Hydrating Masque
    • Deliver an immediate surge of hydration to your hair, from root to tip,  with this ultra hydrating lightweight gel cream.
  • Super Moisture Masque
    • Nourish, moisturize, replenish, and restore hair with this ultra-rich masque, for healthy-looking, manageable, luxurious hair.

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Minterrific Cozy Feet

Capturing the whimsical style of our President – Stuart MacMillan, this set gives tootsies a break this holiday season.

The Minterrific Foot Sugar Scrub and Minterrific Foot Cream are great for exfoliating and moisturizing.

And, they smell great too!

After, tuck your feet inside a cozy pair of Stuart’s Holiday Socks… that have a surprise special message on their soles!

“ …but wait …there’s more!”

Please Note: Holiday orders will start shipping week of 9/24

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Great Hair Everywhere: DELUXE TRAVEL SET

The fundamentals of gorgeous, manageable, healthy -looking tresses conveniently packed in our Holiday exclusive MONAT Toiletry Bag.

Grab these 6 travel- size, travel-friendly hair essentials and always be ready to go any time, any place, anywhere. The perfect gift this year is making “travel hair” look great.

Renew Shampoo – 2 fl. oz.

Intense Repair Shampoo – 2 fl. oz.

Intense Repair Conditioner – 2 fl. oz.

Monat Black Shampoo + Conditioner – 2 fl. oz.

The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo – 2 fl. oz.

Replenish Masque – 2 fl. oz.

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Pinned up, braided, or let down, our delicate, matte silver and rose gold oil drop hair accessories are the perfect finishing touches to your holiday hairstyle. Be ready to steal the spotlight this holiday season, with our Limited Edition hair clips. Oh-so-chic,we can’t even count the many ways that you’re going to style your tresses!


1 Matte Silver Oil Drop Clip

1 Matte Rose Gold Oil Drop Clip

Holiday orders will start shipping week of 9/2

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This holiday season cozy up and share this durable Limited Edition ornament set. Whether you’re decorating your tree or in search of the perfect centerpiece, our Cozy Warm Wishes Ornaments trio is this season’s must-have! They’ll add the right touch of elegance, and the custom MONAT ribbon makes this item the ideal collectible for you and your friends this year.

Holiday orders will start shipping week of 9/24

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We wish you sweet dreams and endless beauty sleep.

Sometimes, with all of the fun and excitement of the holidays, you may need to take a quiet, tranquil moment to catch much needed zzzz’s.

Our Limited Edition rose gold soft velour custom embroidered eye mask blocks out interruptions, allowing you to drift off and wake up refreshed and restored.

Please Note: Holiday orders will start shipping week of 9/24

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Bigger dreams, bigger curls and more luscious volume get your hair holiday- ready. These pastel-coloured macaroon-looking soft, comfy sleep-in sponge rollers will be everyone’s fave.  Ready to help steal the spotlight, not your sleep? Our holiday exclusive stocking stuffer is the epitome of sweet dreams! You’ll want to use them again and again.

9 Soft Sponge Sleep Rollers, 1 Pack


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Chocolate Crave Body Exfoliant

It’s what you CRAVE – A luxurious, antioxidant-rich, nourishing shower exfoliant that offers a delicious way to pamper, soften and tone your body.

MONAT Chocolate Crave Body Exfoliant is infused with naturally gentle, indulgent ingredients that have been selected specifically for your pleasure, beauty and well-being.

·        Natural Crushed Cocoa and Coconut Shells gently buff away impurities and polish away dulling surface dryness, leaving your skin looking better toned, healthier and glowing.

·        Cocoa Butter, rich in anti-oxidants and emollient properties, helps promote softness and suppleness for a luscious, irresistible you.

·        Cocoa Extract comforts and soothes as it imparts its tantalizing, soft aroma.

·        Coconut Oil, with its nourishing moisture, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.

Cozy warm wishes for 2018

As an added bonus to you we have this awesome kit.

Get The New Restructuring Hair Care Collection from MONAT.



Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner
This deeply intensive, pre-shampoo, rinse-out conditioner dramatically improves hair elasticity and rescues damaged tresses leaving each strand looking smoother, shinier, stronger, more beautiful.

Restructuring Shampoo
Restructuring Shampoo undoes and prevents breakage, restores strength and beauty to over-stressed, over-processed hair of all textures. Damaged hair is left stronger, softer, more manageable and full of moisture.

Hair Transformation Masque
An intensive, ultra-rich, creamy, deep conditioning treatment masque that nurtures the scalp as it transforms the tresses. State of the art restructuring ingredients dramatically improve hair elasticity and rescue damaged hair from the inside out.

Inner Force Restructuring Serum
This daily, dual chamber serum (lotion serum + gel serum) delivers deep into the cortex. By penetrating deep into the cuticle, this innovative, high intensity treatment serum moisturizes and nurtures the hair and scalp as it transforms the tresses with key ingredients, REJUVENIQE S™ AND FIBER RESCUE™.

BONUS: Exclusive MONAT Train Case Included.

Market Partners: $96 USD / $127 CAD
VIPs: $116 USD / $155 CAD

Offer Begins: Sunday, September 9th 12:00 PM EDT
Offer Expires: Tuesday, September 11th 11:59 PM EDT

Orders Will Start To Ship The Week of September 24th, 2018

See you there soon.

Sign up here


Monat VIP customer vs. Market Partner— which is right for you?

Monat is so much better then most direct sales.  Monat offers three different ways to purchase products. You can pay full retail price, become a VIP customer or  as a Market Partner. In this post I want to explain the benefits and differences between being a Monat VIP Customer or a Market Partner.




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  • 15% discount on all products
  • Free shipping on all qualifying orders over $84
  • Free gift products from the “only for you” line come inside each flex-ship (the gifts are different each month but they are valued around $25)
  • Refer 3 friends to be a VIP and get your entire shipment FREE with the “3 and Thank You” program.
  • Get access to the flash sales which are usually 64% off or a BOGO deal
  • Convenience- all your hair care comes right to your doorstep for FREE!
  • No more driving to the salon or store! Think of the time you’ll save.


To become a VIP, you’ll pay a one-time $19.99 membership fee to become a lifetime member and get all the benefits listed above.

You’ll also need to commit to a total of three $84 flex-ship orders over your lifetime, and you can space them out anywhere from 30-60 days or longer apart. I mean…it’s haircare, so you’ll need more eventually!

After those three flex-orders are complete, you can continue to purchase Monat products at the VIP discount indefinitely.

If you refer 3 friends who also sign up as VIP customers, your flex-ship order will be completely free. Ask about the “3 and Thank You” program to find out how to get that free product. Also, if you decide to become a Market Partner later, your membership fee will be refunded and all of your VIP customers will go with you as your own customers.

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product pack 2 FYI when you order a product pack you get the start kit with it for free.

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  • 30% discount on all products
  • Free shipping on all qualifying orders over $84
  • No flex-ship commitments or requirements (But, if you choose to join the flex-ship program you will receive free gift products from the “only for you” line that come inside each flex-ship. The gifts are different each month but they are valued around $25.)
  • No inventory to manage- your customers order direct from MONAT
  • Get access to the flash sales which are usually 64% off or a BOGO deal
  • Your own replicated website/e-commerce store for easy ordering
  • Access to special team Facebook groups to learn from the top sales people in the company. (Search Youtube for Jewely Stephens and Kendall Welden. They are our upline!)
  • Once you hit Market Mentor you earn a WHITE CADILLAC! WHAT? Yes, please.
  • Prizes and fabulous incentive trips in recognition of reaching your goals
  • Why buy product from a salon when you can buy it from yourself?

To become a Market Partner, you’ll need to buy a Product Pack. There are four kit options ranging from $99 to $599. Three of the Product Packs are overflowing with a variety of products discounted at 40-45% off retail price as well as samples and literature to get your business started. You only have access to purchasing these heavily discounted Product Packs within your first 30 days of enrolling. After that they go away, so order the biggest one you can afford to take advantage of that major discount before it’s gone!

Monat Market Partner Benefits!! Darcithompson.mymonat.com


None!  You can buy the kit for your own personal use and never do another thing. Or, you can go after your goals of driving a white caddy and earn a life-changing income. It’s totally up to you. There are no auto-shipments required of MPs.

There’s a 30 day money back guarantee on all products, whether VIP or Market Partner! What do you have to lose?

Have you ever regretted not being a part of a direct sales company from the very beginning? We are just starting our 4th year and already are a $4 billion dollar business. Everyone knows that getting in early is the KEY to success in direct sales.  So, let me tell, NOW is the time! Monat is growing at an astronomical rate right now. Don’t miss this rocket ship because it’s blasting off as we speak!

Are you ready to take the next step?  Click here to learn more.

#Monat isn’t just a #hair #product! It is an #antiaging, #detoxing, #naturally #enriched product that #quenches and #nourishes your #hair down to the #root and #tips building #new #growth and #renewing older growth. Join me today in helping others build their #selfesteem, #love, #empower, and #grow themselves into a better #future. Become a Monat #MarketPartner #today! jredd.mymonat.com

The Best Way to Enhance your Color Experience!

Recently I saw a post in another Monat group and I wanted to share that information here.
Q: How much oil do you suggest to add to color? (referring to Rejuvenique Oil)

A: I put 2 drop per ounce of color cream. (Deverne Augustus.)

Q: What does adding oil to color do?

A: It was shown to disperse pigment more evenly across the strand. It also acts as a buffer against ammonia damage.

Q: How many drops of oil if it’s bleach vs color cream?

A: Put 3 or 4 drops in a lightener batch. 2 in an ounce of color cream.

Q: Ok after color renew shampoo and masque? If you don’t have renew shampoo which shampoo is best after color?

A: I always use revive after a color, every time unless I know I’ve got a flat iron battle coming up after the blow out, then I use renew. Then masque, and the last few minutes of the masque timing I run either revitalize or IRT conditioner over the top & work that in to finish closing & smoothing the cuticle.

Great information to follow ladies.

Thanks for reading…. If you would like to learn more just send me a message.. we have many videos on any one of our products.




Would you like to learn more about Monat?  I would love to chat with you..  Read more here:  My Monat


When Does a Senior Citizen on Social Security Stop Filing Taxes?

 Tax Tip’s By Lynn Sparks

The IRS requires you to file a tax return when your gross income exceeds the sum of the standard deduction for your filing status plus one exemption amount. These filing rules still apply to senior citizens who are living on Social Security benefits. If you are a senior, however, you don’t count your Social Security income as gross income. If Social Security is your sole source of income, then you don’t need to file a tax return.

When seniors must file

For tax year 2017, you will need to file a return if you are unmarried and at least 65 years of age, and your gross income is $11,950 or more. However, if you live on Social Security benefits, you don’t include this in gross income. If this is the only income you receive, then your gross income equals zero, and you don’t have to file a federal income tax return. But if you do earn other income that is not tax-exempt, then each year you must determine whether the total exceeds $11,950.

For tax years prior to the 2018 tax year (filed in 2019), these amounts are based on the year’s standard deduction plus the exemption amount for your age and filing status. For tax years after 2017, only your standard deduction is used since exemptions are now longer part of calculating you taxable income under the new tax law passed in late 2017.

If you are married and file a joint return with a spouse who is also 65 or older, you must file a return if your combined gross income is $23,300 or more. If your spouse is under 65 years old, then the threshold amount decreases to $22,050. Keep in mind that these income thresholds only apply to the 2017 tax year, and generally increase slightly each year.

When to include Social Security in gross income

There are certain situations when seniors must include their Social Security benefits in gross income. If you are married but file a separate tax return and live with your spouse at any time during the year, then all of your Social Security benefits are considered gross income which may require you to file a tax return. In addition, a portion of your Social Security benefits are included in gross income, regardless of your filing status, in any year the sum of half your Social Security plus all other income, including tax-exempt interest, exceeds $25,000 or $32,000 if you are married filing jointly.

Tax credit for seniors

Even if you must file a tax return, there are ways you can reduce the amount of tax you have to pay on your taxable income. As long as you are at least 65 years old and your income from sources other than Social Security is not high, then the tax credit for the elderly or disabled can reduce your tax bill on a dollar-for-dollar basis. However, this tax credit is only useful when you actually owe tax to the IRS.

Does your body jerk while you are asleep? Here is why..

So your about to go to sleep and your body jerks,  you sort of wake up again.  There is a name for that.  Its called a hypnic jerk, additionally called a soporific jerk or a sleep begin, is associate involuntary twitch of muscles that happens once someone is starting to nod off, i.e. the soporiferous state. This state is once someone moves from consciousness into state of mind.

Having done this myself, I always wondered why I do that.  I just figured it was because I was tired.   Well I am partly right but here are some reasons that the Health and Beauty 365 website says could be the reason for your jerks..


Namely, seventy % of individuals expertise hypnic jerk once in an exceedingly whereas and therefore the actual reason for this development hasn’t been discovered nevertheless. However, the subsequent factors could have associate influence:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Caffeine
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Sleep deprivation
  • exhausting exercising few hours before hour
  • Uncomfortable sleeping position

One theory implies that hypnic jerks occur because the systema nervosum slows down and relaxes whereas shifting from being tuned in to sleep. At this time, the respiration slows down, the blood heat reduces, and therefore the muscles relax. throughout this method, the nerves could send signals improperly and therefore cause muscle spasms.

Furthermore, another theory claims that the brain gets confused generally throughout the comfort method before sleeping. Thus, it’s going to send signals to the arms associated legs to maneuver to an upright position as a result of the brain thinks that you’re falling.  ( I hate that part of it too..  falling… I have dreamt that I am falling.)  Do you?


As it was already mentioned, hypnic jerk may be a common incidence that happens to the bulk of individuals. sadly, you can not create this jerk disappear fully and for good. Still, you’ll take some precautions concerning the factors which will increase the possibilities of experiencing these jerks. Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Avoid alcohol and caffein a minimum of 3-4 hours before bedtime;
  • Avoid doing exercises late within the evening;
  • Increase the intake of atomic number 12 and metal, as a result of they’re useful for muscle and nerve spasm;  (The pure metal is lightweight and quickly oxidizes to form magnesium oxide in air. … Magnesium is not found as a pure element on earth, but occurs in numerous compounds. It makes up around 2% of the Earth’s crust. Atomic number 12 is the 9th most abundant element in the universe.)  Had to look that one up..
  • ensure you’re in an exceedingly comfy position, which you’ve got a cushty pad and pillow;
  • Introduce some relaxation exercises for sleep so as to scale back stress and anxiety.  You can find some exercise routines here:  https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/six-relaxation-techniques-to-reduce-stress

So now that you know why you jerk when your sleeping and you know how to prevent it..

Sweet dreams…

Trying to get a good night's sleep? Try keeping a plant in your bedroom! Learn how a plant can help you sleep better!


Detox is a real thing! It’s important you are aware of what Detox is, its symptoms and how to work your way through it.

Detox means that your hair is getting rid of something that doesn’t belong there. It goes through a Restoration Phase.

Symptoms include: Tangling, dryness, stickiness, oil production, greasiness, itchy scalp, flaky scalp, red bumps, frizzy hair and shedding.

You may not even realize how much build build-up you have in your hair or on your scalp. It can be caused from things as simple as environment, medication, chemicals or hair care products that you have used at some point. Silicons, sulfates, salts, parabens – even though you don’t see them, they can be hidden on your hair shaft and scalp.

Think of it like when you are cutting something out of your diet, like alcohol or sugar. Your body has to fight off the detox symptoms. Not in one or two days, but over a period of time.
Some people experience really bad cases of detox and some don’t experience detox at all. For those who do, the process can be frustrating.

Monat ingredients are designed to exfoliate the scalp and root shaft. You’ll want to get all of these things off of your scalp and hair so that our active ingredients will nourish your hair.

What can you do?

* Make sure that you are using your shampoo correctly. This “shampoo twice” thing is not just so that you will use more product. It’s actually very important to follow the instructions carefully so you can get the results expected. (see attached image)

* Shampooing with our Black Shampoo may help. It has several essential oils that are clarifying and can help cut through that barrier and dissolve build up faster.

* The best thing to do is a pre-shampoo treatment or overnight treatment with our Rejuveniqe Oil. It has a unique molecular structure that allows the ingredient to penetrate faster and deeper. You can do a ‘pre-treatment’ by applying a couple of drops (or dropper full) of the Rejuveniqe Oil to your hands and run through your hair. Concentrate on the scalp and on the areas that are giving you the most problem. Leave on for 20 minutes and then shampoo as directed. OR – apply the oil and leave it on over night! Shampoo as directed in the morning.

Detox doesn’t have to be a bad experience. It can be a way to solidify the need for MONAT.

I hope you got great value from this document. If you got value, feel free to share it with your friends.

STICK WITH IT! It will be worth it. 🙂

***Note everyone experiences detox (restoration) the same way but these are some of the things you may experience. ****

Lucky for me I did not experience very many of these symptoms.

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Meet Deverne Augustus, he is one of Monats top leader and I value his opinion as he has spent many hours in researching Monat products and he knows all the who, what and wheres of all the products, so I invite you to watch his videos.  Here is one of them you will want to watch about Detox by Deverne


If you are interested in more about Monat then click here and browse around.  Elaine’s Monat

Blog Post Ideas, What do you want to read?

Some times as a new blogger I struggle on what the next topic will be. Since I am in the business of #helpingothersgrow for #freehelp, I want a variety of topics, not just my own business ads.  So a friend of mine who is a Network Market and my biggest mentor I have taken his advice and am branding myself as a person that helps others grow their business.

Lynn Sparks is a magical brand that creates a better lifestyle for dreamers and entrepreneurs, out of thin air!
#LynnSparks #FreeHelp #Dreamers

Those that know me know that I love Pinterest and when I find things that interest me and I see that its a subject others love too then I am going to share that post and ad my own thoughts to it.

Today I want to share Blogging post ideas..  This is a biggy for me.. I am hoping you too will see the value in it. At least it will give you a head start like it did me.

Not sure what to blog about? Use these blog post ideas to get started! #blogging #bloggingtips #bloggers #blog

In the article, which you can get to by click on the picture, they talk about the rewards of blogging… It states as follows:

But, as a business owner or marketer, you know how important it is to have a blog as a marketing tool.

According to HubSpot’s report:

  • A blog can influence a reader’s decision to purchase.
  • Companies with blogs have 55% more visitors than those without blogs.
  • Blogs are part of the inbound marketing process, helping businesses attract and convert readers.

So, you can see that having a blog for your business helps you convert readers, grow a following, and build your brand.

One of my personal favorites is #7.

Write a how-to post

One of the most popular types of blog posts is a how-to. Why? Because people search online for answers to their problems. And a how-to post can provide those answers.

It also lets readers know that it’s a specific post that will dive into one thing. For example, on the Elegant Themes blog, they have a post about how to do advanced photo editing in the back end of WordPress.

If you are like me I am constantly going to goggle and saying How can I:  believe me goggle knows… if it isn’t what you expected than rephrase your question.

I ask you to look over the list and I will let you all decide which one of these topics would you like me to blog next.. Don’t be shy leave a comment  at the end..



What to do when the air quality is bad!


Watch this video first then we will chat a minute..  Here’s what to do when the air quality is bad.


Air quality has been bad in Portland, Oregon and much of the northwest, which includes Redding California.   B.C. is suffering from thick smoke from the wild fires too which has grounded fighting aircraft. Sign reading danger wildfire

Bad Air Day? Here’s How to Survive

Polluted air contains particulate matter, lead, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide—all of which can cause problems in people with allergies or asthma. Even if pollution is low, airborne pollen and mold can make a trip outdoors particularly daunting for people with respiratory conditions.

One option is to reduce excessive exposure on days that might trigger symptoms. Avoid areas where pollen, mold, or other allergens are high. If you know that grass and trees are a problem, don’t spend the day in a tree-filled park; if you have to mow your lawn, wear a mask with a filter to reduce exposure to grass. Staying indoors with the windows closed and the air-conditioning on is also helpful.

Todd Rambasek, MD, of ENT & Allergy Health Services, in Cleveland, says there are three things that typically affect your ability to breathe outside:

  • How much of an allergen or pollutant is present.
  • How heavily you are breathing. (For example, you breathe more heavily when exercising.)
  • How well your symptoms are controlled, if you have asthma.

People with asthma often need to use an everyday controller medication, which is a drug that eases underlying lung inflammation. Bronchodilators are another type of asthma drug that can be used to expand airways and relieve symptoms, such as shortness of breath or coughing. However, if you are using a bronchodilator inhaler all the time to treat symptoms, its a sign that your asthma isnt under control and that you should be taking controller medication daily.

“If people take daily controller medications, they are less likely to have problems when they are near triggers,” says Dr. Rambasek.

In addition to regularly taking controller medications—such as fluticasone, Singulair, and Azmacort—asthmatics should also carry albuterol, a common bronchodilator, according to Dr. Rambasek. Using a bronchodilator inhaler about 30 minutes before going outside can be helpful, he says.

Over-the-counter antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) tend to work well and are relatively safe for those with allergies, Dr. Rambasek says. Dr. Benninger recommends using topical anti-allergy eye drops and Afrin for itchy eyes and congestion if symptoms are infrequent, though he cautions that Afrin should only be used for a few days at a time.

Dr. Benninger also advises patients to begin taking medications two to three weeks prior to allergy season. Steroid nasal sprays are particularly beneficial when taken in advance if you have allergies that affect your sinuses, he says.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggest to take steps to decrease your risk from wildfire smoke. 


  • Check local air quality reports. Listen and watch for news or health warnings about smoke. Find out if your community provides reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index (AQI) or check the report on AirNow.gov. In addition, pay attention to public health messages about safety measures.
  • Consult local visibility guides. Some communities have monitors that measure the amount of particles in the air. In the western United States, some states and communities have guidelines to help people determine if there are high levels of particulates in the air by how far they can see.
  • Keep indoor air as clean as possible if you are advised to stay indoors. Keep windows and doors closed. Run an air conditioner, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter in a designated evacuation center or away from the affected area. Learn more about reducing your smoke exposure indoors.[819 KB]
  • Avoid activities that increase indoor pollution. Burning candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves can increase indoor pollution. Vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home, contributing to indoor pollution. Smoking also puts even more pollution into the air.
  • Prevent wildfires from starting. Prepare, build, maintain and extinguish campfires safely. Follow local regulations if you burn trash or debris. Check with your local fire department to be sure the weather is safe enough for burning.
  • Follow the advice of your doctor or other healthcare provider about medicines and about your respiratory management plan if you have asthma or another lung disease. Consider evacuating if you are having trouble breathing. Call your doctor for  advice if your symptoms worsen.
  • Do not rely on dust masks for protection. Paper “comfort” or “dust” masks commonly found at hardware stores are designed to trap large particles, such as sawdust. These masks will not protect your lungs from the small particles found in wildfire smoke. Read more on choosing and using respirators to protect your lungs from smoke and ash.[321 KB]
  • Evacuate from the path of wildfires. Listen to the news to learn about current evacuation orders. Follow the instructions of local officials about when and where to evacuate. Take only essential items with you. Follow designated evacuation routes–others may be blocked–and plan for heavy traffic.
  • Protect yourself cleaning up after a fire. Cleanup work can expose you to ash and other products of the fire that may irritate your eyes, nose, or skin and cause coughing and other health effects. Learn how to protect yourself from ash.[845 KB]

Who is at greatest risk from wildfire smoke?

  • People who have heart or lung diseases, like heart disease, chest pain, lung disease, or asthma, are at higher risk from wildfire smoke.
  • Older adults are more likely to be affected by smoke. This may be due to their increased risk of heart and lung diseases.
  • Children are more likely to be affected by health threats from smoke. Children’s airways are still developing and they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Also, children often spend more time outdoors engaged in activity and play.

Wildfires burning near residential area


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