Reblogging

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Something I was concerned about when re-blogging. If your curious where all your space is being eaten up at as you kindly re-blog, this is why. It’s a shame that WordPress doesn’t come up with a better solution.

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When you reblog a photo blog or photo blog template it places almost all their photos into your reblog. You then have to go back and remove their content or you are now hosting their photos. Even though I remove the comments from reblogs so people have to visit the original to discuss it, this has still posed a problem for me since I started using WordPress.

I’ve been blogging since 2013, started reblogging people in 2015 – now I do it to share the love and share some posts. I don’t want to host your content, like all of us that reblog we are sharing things we find interest in to our own reader list and Reader.

I am going to start deleting the photos connected to the reblog even if it leaves an ugly black box. This will probably decrease the amount I reblog, but I’ve decided against…

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Safety Of The Shore

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Safety Of The Shore

Weight Loss Motivation Tips

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◼️Create goals but make them manageable. Don’t set a goal that’s likely far in the future and don’t set one that’s to easy either. You’ll find that your goals may change over time, so make them small and short term.

◼️Imagine a fitter, healthier you. Imagine yourself fitting into those skinny jeans, or crossing that finish line. Focusing on actually accomplishing your goals will keep negativity at bay and allow you to push forward. Practice visualization for just 10 minutes a day simply by closing your eyes and picturing yourself getting healthier and slimmer, keying in on how you look and feel, and imagining a more confident, energized, and proud version of yourself.

◼️Always grocery shop with a list, and stick to the list!

◼️If you are going to indulge, remember the “rule of one”. One scoop, one piece, one bit, etc…

◼️Prep ahead. If you know you’re doing something that’s burning a lot of calories. Have a Shakeology available, or veggies & hummus. Healthy, low calorie, good nutrient snacks for when you feel like your energy’s been zapped and you get hangry!

◼️Create a vision board. It helps you to not lose sight of your goals during times you’re feeling low or struggling.

◼️Make a celebration as clothes get too big on you, donate them. This will make you feel good about your accomplishment and good about helping others from the sowing the seeds of your accomplishment!

◼️Do it for YOU. Don’t do it for your boyfriend, or your husband. Don’t do it to get that guy to notice you. You think that’s a real personal motivator, but it’s not. You have to do it for yourself. Because YOU want change, because YOU want better health.

◼️Don’t see rewards in the form of food or desert. Your rewards shouldn’t be food focused, ever. Let rewards be a new top, one size lower. Or go get your hair done, or a mani pedi. Massages are an awesome reward for working your body hard!

 

Requests To Be A Guest Blogger

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This is something I’ve thought long and hard about. To do or not to do and that is the question now isn’t it? So I’ve decided I will do guest blog posts, but only if they don’t conflict with my own views or my business. Other than that, I’d love to include blog posts about travel, clean eating and/or gluten free recipes, fitness trends, fashion, or inspiring stories. 

To Guest Post Follow These Steps:

  1. Email me with the subject GUEST BLOG
  2. Send me a pitch of the post you want to share on my blog (including title, images, GIFS, and/or anything else you wish to include.)
  3. Let me know which social media platform you do most of your shares on.
  4. I will send a confirmation email.
  5. After confirmation email is sent, your post will be live within 2 days if approved, if not I will reply with the reason why I chose not to.
  6. After post is live, please share and market the post on said media platforms.

Extra information:

  • I will give all credit for the blog post to you and your blog.
  • I will direct my readers to your social media platforms as long as you supply me with the info!
  • I will not change your content, because I want you to express your own unique style.
  • I will only be choosing up to four guest blogs per month (once a week give or take) 

 

Thanks for all of your inquiries. I’ve been super busy launching my business but now have the time to look over submissions for consideration.

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10 Ways to Become More Resilient

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A great read over at Our Better Health

 10 Ways to Become More Resilient

My 30 Day Journey

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Follow me or join me as I do the 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge! While I use or have sampled most of the products already, I’ve never used them in a focused pro-active way like this. The 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge is program developed to give your body a mild, natural detox from all the junk foods we eat while showing exactly how to eat for optimal health and a strong body.
 
I want to not only share my journey with you, but answer any questions you may have along the way. Especially if you decide to join me and get our bodies feeling fabulous before all the holiday foods and goodies start showing up everywhere! The 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge will give me all the knowledge, and food choice confidence I need to get me through the holidays and beyond!
 
I’ve placed my order and have my shopping list ready, hopefully (it should), my products will all be delivered before the 15th! Here is a list of the products I will be incorporating into mine (and my hubby’s) lifestyle:
🌱 Daily Fiber Boost
🌱 Digestion Plus
🌱 Herbal Detox Tea
🌱 Protein Shake Mix
🌱 Energy Fizz Sticks
🌱 Greens Balance
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I skipped the 7 Day Detox this time around (which is usually done prior to starting the 30 days, simply because of timing and wanting to be finished before I the holidays were starting. So my results may not be as good for weight loss as it could be, but I will still be able to stay super focused on getting nutrition on point!
 
If you’d like to join me and do the 30 Days To Healthy Living
contact me and/or shop here: http://susanhalloran.arbonne.com/
 
If you just have a question or two or want more info email me here:
 
If you just want to follow me on my journey, stop by my page or this blog daily!
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Why We Continue To Doubt Ourselves

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Great read @Discovering Your Happiness

Why We Continue To Doubt Ourselves

Why I Evolved Back To Arbonne

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🌱The last few years I’ve felt a lot like a seedling, or a caterpillar🐛 . I keep learning, I keep growing and finding my footing on my road to healthy living. There are so many quick schemes to getting healthy out there and I will admit I was duped more than once by promotional campaigns and ideal images put in front of my face. But I knew it shouldn’t be that complicated, nor sound so easy. Just do this and aha…you will be fabulous.

🌱No, living a life of health shouldn’t be a gimmick, or an elite society that says if others don’t agree boot them out of your life. People who don’t eat for a life of health need to be shown how, how it can be enjoyable and how to do it in everyday life. They are smart enough to know they need to exercise, but they may need to have some encouragement but they don’t need to feel trapped in a daily routine. Fitness should be fun and frankly all over the place. Outside, in the gym, at home, on the courts, on a track, in a pool, etc…

🌱I have been round and round with weighloss this, weightloss that. Heard all the spiels and road tested all the different methods and brands out there that are customized, packaged and sold to you to lose weight and get fit. Some I’ve done multiple times. I am the first to say I need and enjoy the motivation a group of people all focused on healthy living can give. It’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in everything I’ve done. If you yo-yo weight loss you need support and you need a solution that’s LIVABLE. One that works with your life, one that eases into life, not one that becomes an extension of you like an extra arm hanging on your side. So in all my experimentation what have I learned? Well first let me say I am not here to bash any method, any coach, or any company. They all have their merits. They all have a downside. So that being said, I feel I’ve found the right path for me now. And the path that is the most sustainable and normal, in my opinion.

🌱And that’s the best way I can put it. Arbonne is a natural fit to life. The 30 Days To Living Challenge is one that teaches you how to eat in a way that covers so many of the different nutritional road blocks so many people face today. We eat too many things that are processed (including sugar) and eat too much wheat gluten, things that do not lead to living healthy, in fact they cause harm from bloated bellies to potential death for those suffering celiacs disease. For some, or many these ingredients can be addictive even. As our society has become busier we rely more and more on boxed meals, bread products and sugar coated sweets to fuel us and our children. And now we are an obese, unhealthy society.

🌱In October, just in time before the holidays I will be doing the 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge, along with my husband. I will share that journey with you. I’ve already come a long way with nutrition and I see this as me evolving to the right place, as a sustainable move. Nutrition is HUGE when it comes to healthy living. Your nutrition is accountable for 80% of maintaining healthy weight, exercise is 20%.

🌱As far as exercise goes. I’m still run training for sure, especially with the cooler weather. But I get really bored doing the same workout program over and over again. Being bored will make me fat. I will get lazy. I like to mix it up. Sure I like to do some in home workouts still. I LOVE Les Mills programs, they have enough variety and release new programs every week. But I also love doing drop in classes at the gym to do the Les Mills workouts, I am a yoga lover and attend drop in yoga events locally, I plan to do crossfit with team RWB, and free classes around town for general fitness. But do you know what the single best thing is you can do? Walk, yeah, walk, and walk daily for at least 30 minutes and then throw in some kind of strength training 3-4 times a week. Most importantly is DON’T GET BORED!!!

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🌱Soooo Why Arbonne?

The entire time I was doing that other thing that was supposed to give me a beachy kind of body,  I was buying more and more from Arbonne.

  1. Their skincare line is nothing short of AMAZING (I will post more in another blog post about my skincare routine). I used the RE9 Advanced line and my skin feels nourished and new.
  2. I will use most of the makeup line now. Their mascara, It’s A Long Story, is the bomb! My lashes are full and thick, but best of all they feel healthier and not brittle at all. And the Sheer Glow Highlight Stick gives me a beautiful and natural look. The best part is that their makeup is something I can trust on my skin. The ingredients are pure, gentle and cruelty free
  3. I love and use the entire Rescue and Renew Line and now that the Pure Essential Oils have come out, my bath time is total spa time now!!
  4. This past summer I tried Liquid Sunshine for my trips to the beach and oh my goodness, I loved the line!’
  5. The PhytoSport line is something both me and my husband use and love. I really don’t want to do a workout or run without it.
  6. And as far as protein shakes go. Yes, I loved that other shake I drank, mainly because it was thick and, well, milkshake like. But you know what, it made me bloated every time I drank it. And that is not how healthy feels. That is how I felt when I drank an actual milkshake. And milkshakes had milk in them, I was drinking Vegan shakes and they still made me feel like I was drinking milk. Booooooo. The Arbonne Protein Shake is delicious! No I still haven’t found a way to make it thick like a milkshake, but you know what? I don’t get bloated now. I just feel good, which is what good nutrition should make you feel.

I could go on, yes, there are more products I buy from Arbonne; like deodorant, vitamins and hand cream but this is EXACTLY my point. I was loving, buying and living day to day with so many fantastic products from Arbonne, I was dopey not to become a consultant. I get a discount off of products I buy all the time (and would anyway). It’s a win win situation.

Bottom line? Trust. 100% trust in the company, the business, and the products.

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🌱Now The Technical/Professional Reasons Why Arbonne…

Arbonne is a premium brand skincare company founded by Petter Morck in Switzerland in 1975. Expansion occurred to the U.S. in the 80’s and now throughout the world. All Arbonne products are based on botanical principles, simply put they are pure, safe and beneficial. An article was printed in 2009 stating that women put 515 chemicals on their faces everyday. Not only are these chemicals harmful to humans but they are harmful to our planet. I am proud to say that Arbonne has been green for more than 35 years. The Arbonne state of the art Research and Development Lab, located in Irvine, CA is governed by two words, Transparency and Honesty, along with a Scientific Advisory Board of knowledgeable and esteemed leading professionals in science, medicine, health, wellness and nutrition. There combined efforts supports and assures that botanical based principles will always govern, direct and shape Arbonne’s vision and voice. With much success comes greater responsibility through Philanthropy, Arbonne’s Charitable Foundation helps teenage girls and boys realize their true potential. And we just wrapped up a HUGE campaign to send Arbonne nutrition donations to areas that were hit hardest by the recent hurricanes. Just one more valid reason that answers the question, Why Arbonne?

Arbonne is a real, viable business opportunity for everyone. No matter your age, race, sexual orientation or level of education, the Arbonne Family is here to support and encourage you. Take the first step and experience Industry Leading Commission Structures up to 35% as an Independent Consultant, Unsurpassed incentives/bonuses and commission increases as you elevate from Consultant to Regional or National V.P. Earn FREE fabulous exotic trips and even an opportunity to drive a brand new white Mercedes Benz while Arbonne  with family and friends.

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If you’d like more info on the product line, 30 Days To Healthy Living, or the business itself. Don’t hesitate to…

CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL

Or just leave a message on the form below!

http://susanhalloran.arbonne.com/

Arbonne is presently in these countries; USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland and New Zealand, with more countries to be added soon! We are a growing thriving brand of pure, safe, beneficial, cruelty free products. 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Many thanks to 💛 Jim @ This Is My Truth Now for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award. He nominated me way back in July and somehow I completely missed this tag 😞 But I found it, so here goes!

This is an award for those blogs which bring sunshine into your life… interpret it any way you feel is appropriate, but follow these guidelines:

Rules
1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

  • Where is the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset?

Hands down – the beach! It’s the most amazing feeling to watch the sun rise or set way out as it seems to or rise from the ocean depths 💙🌊

  • What color do you wear the most often?

Hmm probably black because that’s one of my favorite colors. 

  • How many siblings do you have?

Two (one passed away quite a while ago)

  • Which charity would you leave all your money to in the future?

I would divide 😂 all my money between the ASPCA, Harley’s Dream, and Oceana because yeah, I really do love animals more most of the time. But my money certainly wouldn’t go very far.

  • If you lived in another country, what would it be?

Italy or Ireland, maybe New Zealand.

  • What are your favorite and least favorite candy bars?

Favorite, mounds, I love coconut. Least favorite, almond joy, why did they have to ruin a delicious coconut candy bar???? Seriously, I don’t think I have a least favorite or favorite. I don’t eat candy bars very often. I usually eat 3-5 Hershey Kisses and I’m good to go for regular candy. As far as chocolate, I prefer the good expensive kind that isn’t filled with bad ingredients.

  • What is you favorite time of day?

Twilight, or very early dawn. Used to be middle of the night.

  • What is the least favorite part of your own blog?

I recently made a lot of changes and I don’t really dislike anything anymore about my blog. I dislike the fact I am bad with time management and don’t blog as much as I’d like to.

  • What food causes you to pig out the most?

🍕🍕🍕 Pizza. Pizza is my guilty, not guilty pleasure. Now I’d rather make my own so I can control the ingredients 😉 and that makes it a healthier option than ordering.

  • What actress would you want to meet for coffee?

Jennifer Lawrence, Rosario Dawson, Nikki Reed, or some other actress who speaks 🗣️ out for a cause they believe in. I’m not much of a fan girl type. I look at acting, writing, singing, playing a sport as no different than any other job. Everyone has a talent at a job they do, some just don’t see it that way. And people who do jobs that put themselves in harms way for the community and those who teach our children should be honored more than any celebrity, ever! But those who use their public platform and followings to try and help their world are pretty amazing to me. Now that is a super power 

  • Where is your most ticklish spot?

Sides, but I can get control of it pretty quick and I WILL tickle back!

 

I nominate:

  1. Karen
  2. Rosie
  3. Chloe
  4. Sarah
  5. Tammy
  6. Anna
  7. Mac
  8. Kelley
  9. Micaa
  10. Lynn
  11. Laura

 

My Questions For You:

  • If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
  • Who inspires you the most?
  • What is your dream job?
  • Which country/city/place would you recommend to visit, and why?
  • A book that you will definitely recommend?
  • What do you do to take care of you?
  • What fictional place would you most like to visit, and why?
  • What is your favorite song of the moment?
  • What is the one touristy thing I would have to do or see in your home town?
  • Who’s your favorite superhero?
  • At what time of day do you enjoy sunshine most?

Meet and Greet

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Jason Cushman runs the Harsh Reality Blog, has brought back the monthly Meet and Greet and allowed all of us to use it for blogging/networking and passing it along. Stop by and check out his meet and greet and his awesome page too!

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