Beautrition for the Soul

Have you ever heard of Brene Brown? If not, I suggest you check her out at http://www.brenebrown.com She is Oprah’s latest discovery and the Ted Talk sensation. Why? Shame.

Shame is something we start to carry within us from an early age. “You shouldn’t have taken an extra cookie” “Did you break that vase?” “Your sister is good at math..why do you have such problems with it?” Parents, Teachers, Siblings and Friends mean well, but you’ve heard the comments that cut like a knife, and sadly, stay with you for the long haul. They create a new story in our heads, like “I’m not good at things like my sister” or worse, “I’m not good enough” period. The thing is, that’s a lie.

So Brene interviewed hundreds if not thousands of patients seeking counseling and discovered shame was the gremlin behind most dysfunction. I’m sure most of us realize that the reason for the shame is almost always NOT your fault, especially when you’re a child. And even if you exhibit bad behavior, isn’t that only human? Per Brene, gremlins must be exposed to the light to heal. So take whatever story is holding you back today, and put it out in the light. Decide it’s not you fault. Then, decide that it’s not serving you anymore. Then, flush it. Then, replace it. Whenever you purge something negative, you MUST replace it with something new that is functional or supportive. So say, “I am enough, just the way I am”. “I love myself, I love my life”. And say it proud. Say it dozens of times per day.

And let the lie of Shame lay there to die.. where it belongs…

Success Story: Real Results

Wow- this pretty much says it all! Had to re-blog this one!!

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The results are in … check out this incredible “before and after” photo experienced by Rodan + Fields Consultant Jodi M. after using our SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment and Moisture Replenishing Cream.EDIT-May 2013 Derm RF_SOOTHE BA pic

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Spring Cleaning Contest

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I love this! Also, research shows that when you start using Anti-aging skincare in your 20’s, your skin ages way slower! I wish someone had told me…..!

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Want to look great when you’re 100 years old? With advances in modern science, one in three people is living to be a centenarian, which means your skin really needs to go the distance. Tune in to the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “100 Years of Great Skin,” to hear Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields share their skincare tips on how you can look great for a lifetime.

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EVERYone needs celeb-esque skin!

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On February 24, Hollywood’s A-list actors will be walking the red carpet as they arrive for the 85th Academy Awards. Their glam looks may appear effortless, but preparation for those up close, HD-broadcasted interviews starts weeks in advance. Debating between which designer dress to wear may be a decision celebrities can leave to the last minute, but making sure their skin looks picture-perfect is a process started well before the big event.

It’s no secret that celebs often go to extremes in an effort to rock the red carpet. From peels to lasers to microdermabrasion, they’re no strangers to big procedures before events. But these treatments require visits to the dermatologist’s office and come with a huge skinpact—they’re expensive, sometimes painful and often have considerable recovery time.

The truth is, with modern advances in skincare science, it is possible to get real results at home, especially when it comes to…

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My girls, talking about why we HEART skin!! 🙂

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and while the holiday is traditionally for “lovers”… this year we are celebrating friendships and all the health benefits they bring.  Tune in to the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “Valentine’s Day,” to hear Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields discuss why girlfriends are invaluable assets to achieving great skin.

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2nd Chances

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I wanted to tell my followers, even if there’s only a few (:)) a story today: I went to grad school in LA at Pepperdine University.  I got my MBA in ’95, and at the time, was dating a record producer.  We went to a party at the late great John Lee Hooker’s house (the Blues singer) and I met John Paul DeJoria there.  If you don’t know who that is, look at the pic above!  He is the Founder of Paul Mitchell haircare, and Patron Tequila more lately.

He told me his Assistant was leaving to have a baby after 11 years with him; and he wanted me to consider taking the job.  I told him I was pretty far down the road on taking an investment banking job; so the next day I got a huge box of PM products at work with his card in it.  I interviewed with his Ass’t Jamie that week.  She said she spent 90% of her time on the phone and managing his schedule.  Translation: she was his Secretary..so in short, I passed on the job.  At the time, Paul Mitchell was probably a $200-300 million company.

Fast forward to today, he is worth $4.2 billion, is on the Forbes 400 list and all because he grew 2 megabrands:  Paul Mitchell Haircare and Patron Tequila.  Here’s my point:  big brands are big business, not just in the US but globally.  SO when I heard about the Proactiv Dr’s launching a new brand, I joined right away.  I got it.  I’m now looking for others who will get it.  If that’s you, by God (ok, that sounded like my Grandad), then message or email me..  If that’s not you, tell someone and have them message or email me.  This is one of those moment’s in time…so take advantage..!   jo@joclark.net

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Fulvic Minerals

I have a friend in town who is a guru of sorts.  He mines the experts for the latest & greatest on anti-aging, replenishment and non-chemical everything.  He is a purist.  Purists are hard to come by these days! 

I met him through a mutual friend who was using his skincare products.  He created a clay mask that is packed with a fulvic mineral complex that is evident in centenarians.  Centenarians are people who live to 100.  You’ve seen them: smokers, whiskey drinkers, women-chaser’s etc., and they still manage to live to 100.  I still use his clay mask after 1 year!  You can try it at http://www.natures-skin-and-body-food.com/clay-mask.html.  Ok so the website and web address are not ideal, but I promise the product is awesome!

Ok, so this guru found that people who live to 100 all over the world, all had a high amount of fulvic minerals in their system or were in an environment where they were exposed to a significant concentration of these magical replenishers.

Today I was on LinkedIn and I stumbled upon a website that had a concentrated fulvic mineral complex!  I immediately clicked on and noticed the website also offered something called Jiaogulan Tea (Jee-OW-goolan), the “Herb of Immortality”.  Ooh!  So of course, I got sucked in!  Turns out, you can join the company for free and order the products on your own website for cheaper, then get a commission on your own sale.  I love it!  So, I did it!  I joined.  And I ordered the fulvic mineral concentrated complex and the tea.  If I never blog again, you’ll know it didn’t work out! 🙂  In the meantime, if you want to try the complex, go to www.jojo.regenerationusa.com and I suggest you sign into the company yourself for free, and get your own discount!  

See you at the Senior Care center in, well, decades!

On toxins

I did an interesting experiment lately: I went on the HCG diet. Yes, injections and all. And, I lost 15 lbs. I’m here to tell you, it works but it’s not for everyone. Now, onto the toxins. In the process of eliminating many foods from my diet during the 500 calorie per day phase, (in addition, you have to eat all organics during this phase and make everything yourself at home to control the calorie count).

Something magical happened during this phase. I inadvertantly eliminated toxins from my diet. No caffeine, alcohol, sugar, additives, preservatives, processing, and on and on. Something I had been struggling with magically resolved: food sensitivities and bloating. Suddenly my stomach was flat. I stopped having to clear my throat. My head stopped itching. My ears stopped itching. My productivity soared. My mental sharpness improved.

Then, came the phase-in part of the diet: where you start phasing in foods you had eliminated. For the first few weeks, the stomach stayed flat, the mind was still crisp, the weight stayed off. Then, something wild happened: I had to start traveling. I stayed clean in my menu choices, but had no control over the source of the foods, veggies and fruits. And then, the pounds started drifting back, first one, then two, then 7 since I had lost the original 15.

I couldn’t help but be discouraged: I had kept the sugar mostly gone and eliminated most grains when I realized they were causing esophageal spasms (yes, really!). And yet, the weight had started to creep back on.

What am I getting at? Watch where you’re getting what you’re eating. You would be amazed at the level of toxicity in mass-produced food, and this toxicity leads to cancer, weight gain, strange cravings, fatique that then causes you to consume more stimulants, etc. Protect your body, mind and brain: watch what you put in your mouth like a hawk. Be picky. Ditch chips. Ditch corn, which is likely to be GMO. You know the drill. You pay to play.

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