Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Story you Tell

Tonight, I decided to take some time and go and read many of my team/group's stories on their websites. See Scentsy provides us a place on our websites to share with everyone our "Story". I think that it is unique since I have not seen this with many companies. Its a great way to learn more about them and I loved that I got to connect with them individually even more. I am grateful to have such an amazing group of people to walk this journey with me. I know some people think the word "journey" is over used, I suppose in some cases it is... however we are all on one. What you create, see, experience and love along that journey is up to you and by the choices you make. Sharing our stories is important to our own growth and can in turn help or motivate others. As I have grown in my own life and journey i have often been heard saying... everything happens for a reason and you don't always know what that reason is.... my interpretation of this nowadays is that God gives us experiences, good and bad, so that we can become his best teachers. Share your story and you will see how it enlightens others. wink emoticon Click here if you are interested in reading mine. 
I would love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What is your word for 2015?

What is your word for 2015? 
It should encompass all you are and want to be! 
What you want to focus on! 
What's your 2015 Word?

Mine is: ACTION

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dressing your truth or not.....

So I have been with DYT for alittle over 9 months now and have learned ALOT not only about dressing but about me!  I struggled at the beginning, as I have determined is true to my nature, in figuring out what type I was. Ironically looking back I always knew I was a T3.  I dressed very much like a T2 for the comfort mainly..... softness and draping over my self seen unflattering body.  I also know that I was raised by a Mom with many different traits of her own, lending to my confusion of my true own type.  I learned that what is instilled on you is a learned behavior and not always true to your own nature. Then came my secondary type.  I am still a bit conflicted at times but lean mostly to S4. Sometimes I wonder if it's not the influence of my mother that pushes me in that direction.  I am also learning what the importance of knowing your secondary can lend to you. i am a work in progress.  Now I come to these pictures.  The first in the white shirt is about 3 years ago.  Wrong colors, wrong hair and wrong weight!  ;)  However if you look closely the other picture is right colors, right hair and SAME weight.  It's truly incredible what knowledge, acceptance and gratefulness can bring.  I feel like a new woman.  Those that have watched my transition over the years have noticed something but can never figure out quite what it is.  I personally think its funny and love it when I keep them guessing.  I am currently on a healthy lifestyle journey and plan on releasing the weight that has held me captive for so long.  I encourage anyone new to this program to embrace it and know that your true self will thank you ten fold.  I am blessed and honored to be part of this program.  Thank you Carol, Anne, Sarah, Nicole and the rest of the DYT gang for freeing my soul and creating opportunities for so many women to believe in themselves and be true to who they are!  My favorite saying in the last 4 years has been, "Be you & Be True"  ......  and now I can be!

Edie Anne 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Mastering Facebook's Newsfeed Algorithm to Boost Your Content"

Join me and so many others for this live webinar!  Click the button to send an RSVP and get yourself a spot!  I am anxious for this and hope you are too!  Tons of great information!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Scentsy is coming to New Zealand

My Health Journey- Diabetes, Code RED

As you all know I am not one for typing regularly but when something strikes me I tend to either do a video on it or write.  Today I choose the latter.  About 2 weeks ago my doctor told me I was Insulin Resistant meaning my life as a Type 2 Diabetic was on the verge.  What did this mean to me? Maybe to someone else it meant a time to ramp up knowledge about the disease or maybe a moment of self-pity, but for me it meant buckle in we are in for a bumpy but long term ride!  You see as a child I was raised by a man who had what they called brittle diabetes.  He gave himself 4 insulin shots a day unless others were needed to avoid coma and where he potentially had at least one insulin reaction a week.  When I was young, around the age of 7, I remember being alone with Dad and having to give him orange juice at a public restaurant because I recognized the signs of him talking gibberish and sweating like he was in a sauna. We were taught at a young age to see the signs and react.  Diabetes was a common knowledge in our home.  My mom would never hide his reactions or his hospitalizations from us, no matter what age.  It became a part of our lives.
     My Dad lost his battle when he was 56.  I was 26 at the time and just starting my own life.  Until then I don't think I understood the severity of the disease since it had always been fixed in one way or another. Ultimately it was his heart that gave out on him but Diabetes quickened the wrath.
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago.  There was no self-pity, just anger and fear.  Anger that I had cursed myself wishing to never have this disease on myself or my family and here it was. Fear because I had no idea if I could be as strong as my Dad to do what needed to be done.  Both emotions strong enough to put me in a state of "I'll show you!!"
     My doctor put me on a 3 day sugar fast to get the ball rolling.  It was to help shock my insulin back into proper production mode.  No sugar meant not as much insulin being produced. Then the almighty diet would be next.  We cringe at the word let alone feel we can follow it.  But my motivation was strong and would continue to boost me through this.  She put me on what's called the "Doctor's Diet" but I like to call it the South Beach Diet or The SBD for short. I guess I had always though it was a fad diet based on it's celebrity based name. But I was wrong.  It's a life change of healthy living and healthy dining. I won't bore you with the details of the diet but rest assured it's all about good proteins, good fats, good and low carbs and the right kinds of sugar at the right time of day.
Two weeks ago after my diagnosis, I spent the week in Mexico an had no idea how I would manage a strict no sugar diet while traveling.  To my pleasant surprise, based on healthier choices
I left 3 pounds behind in Mexico.  So the journey of new healthy living started last Monday, the 12th of January 2015.  Today I weighed myself a week later and down an additional 5 lbs.  Is it easy, no.  Is it hard, not really.  You see my mind was made up immediately that there was not a choice of whether to do this or not.  I am on this journey and will NOT look back.  I will beat this and will be coming back here to write about how I HAD insulin resistance and what I did to not only control it but cure it!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

A year focused on health not weight loss.... WHAT?

Ironically I just finished sharing with my daughter that this coming year I was not going to focus on weightless, but on health. Healthy eating, healthy living, no medications and no more migraines. I cam back to my office to site down and this was in my email. Irony? I say not.... message and awakening. YES! Now I share with you.

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
and The Secret Story of the Week

Tina from Hong Kong shared with us her miraculous recovery from a debilitating and rare medical condition using nothing but the Power of her thoughts and a daily dose of inspiration from The Power Audio Book by Rhonda Byrne...
"When I was 32 years old, I was diagnosed with early menopause. I still remember my OBGY trying to calm me down while he mumbled to himself, 'This is the youngest I've ever seen'. I was in tears for days, weeks, months, knowing that I will never be able to be a mother. It was devastating. No words can describe the pain and journey I've been through. There is no cure, and there is no recommendation from the Doctor. Trust me, I traveled around the world trying to find a cure, a reason, a way to turn back time and bring back my normal, regular menstrual cycle like every other woman in the world. I've tried herbal pills, acupuncture, birth control pills, hormone therapy, etc. You name it, I've been through it.

The truth is, deep down I wasn't surprised. I've always been a very negative person. Before I was given the news, I'd heard stories like this; women in their early 30s diagnosed with menopause. I've always worried that it would happen to me, and it did. Golden rule of The Secret...if you worry about something, it will happen to you. After my divorce, immediately I was diagnosed with early menopause.

After five years of trying pills after pills, doctor after doctor, something worse happened. The complication developed into high blood pressure and calcium deficiency because I aged rapidly. My kneecaps were constantly in pain when I walked too much. And I had to start taking blood pressure medication. I was only 36, but I felt like I was 63. In fact, I woke up every morning, thinking that I probably will die very young. I was depressed every single day.

I got married again and my husband has been very patient with my emotional ups and downs. He encouraged me to go out, exercise and eat a healthy diet. Last year I decided to stop all the hormones pills just to give my body a break. After I stopped all the treatment, one day I walked into the bookstore and saw a book, The Power. I'd read The Secret before but I found an excuse by telling myself that there is no point when I am such a negative person. But somehow a strong voice was telling me, that the book was my only hope and only cure. And if none of the treatment has worked, perhaps I should be my own doctor and treat myself a different way.

I read through the book and was immediately hooked. I bought the audio book and listened to it every day. I listened to it on the subways, when buying groceries, when walking on the streets, when I woke up on those sleepless nights. I was in tears everytime Rhonda said to me that I should be able to do anything, and get anything I want in life.

Then I began to practice the positive thinking and imagination. I imagined myself having regular and strong blood vessels. I imagined myself taking no medication and still having normal healthy blood pressure. I imagined myself running around without feeling any pain from my knees. And I imagined myself having a normal menstrual cycle like every young woman I know. I felt love every single moment for the very first time. I no longer felt depressed about little, minor things. I felt blessed and happy because I'm surrounded by people that I love and places that I enjoy.

After 3 months, I took a chance and stopped taking medication. It's been months without any medication and my blood pressure is normal. My knees are no longer in pain, and the most unbelievable moment just occurred a few days ago: I just had my period! And I know it is all because of The Power.

See the thing is, nobody knows your body completely well except for yourself. Not your doctor, not your family, but yourself. Only YOU and God can cure yourself. Thank you so much for the entire team from The Secret/The Power...for giving me a strength and power to overcome challenges in life. You made me believe that I am strong, I deserve everything and I am Invincible.

Thank you Rhonda, you may not know me but yet you have saved my life. God bless!"

The Secret has not only saved my life it has changed it and so many others too. I am grateful.

Monday, December 15, 2014

CLICK the LINK and VOTE for ME

I will say it doesn't have to be the best one, but the one with the most votes!  Could you try to help me win by voting for me?

Click the link and then click the orange VOTE button.  you can go back every day till the 21st.  Its for $1000 and some scentsy products to share!!! #scentsyelfies

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I NEED YOUR HELP! #scentsyelfies

I NEED YOUR HELP! #scentsyelfies
SCENTSY SPIRIT!!!!! go vote at this link

Friday, December 5, 2014

Twas the night or month before Christmas!


'Twas the month of Christmas and on every single day, 

I thought of the things that might brighten your way.
And then it just hit me, like a sleigh hits a roof,
that with your own thoughts, you could be your own proof. 

So choose them with care, and lots of emotion,
because it's what you are feeling that sets them in motion.
And when the clock strikes 12, on a particular eve,
you might not believe all that's under your tree.

Your Thoughts Become Things!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pay it Forward Challenge... you up for it?

I have a challenge for everyone. It's really simple to do. 

First I need you to think back when you where a child. Remember that feeling when you found a coin on the ground? Remember that spark of joy? Now think about one time when you where an adult and where feeling down in your luck. If you looked down and there was a shiny new penny on the ground, wouldn't that have given you even just a tiny bit of hope?

Now here is the challenge.

Each time you go out shopping, to the movies, to the park, etc... Bring a small handful of change with you. Drop a coin here and there where others can find them. Or better yet, find a toy or small item that will most likely be a present. Slide a few dollars inside it and put it back on the shelf. Or stick a quarter in a bubble gum machine but don't turn the handle. I'm sure you are getting the idea.

Who is up for the challenge? Let's help the law of attraction a tiny bit and send these coins out into the universe where they just might bring a moment of joy to another human being.

#payitforward #bringjoy #givelove #loa

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shopping online this holiday?

Shopping online this holiday?  This is how I save some money each year and earn money back on my purchases!!! I love it!!!  Plus I line it up with free shipping and it's a win win!!! 

Click Here to Earn Money Back!

These are just some of the participating stores!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cheese Pine Cones

Cheese Pine Cones

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • Tub Velata cheese (your choice*)
  • 1-2 tbsp Velata smoked paprika rub, to taste
  • 2 -2 1/2 c shredded cheese.
  • Mix together. Roll into semi ball.
  • Top and decorate with almonds in the shape of a pinecone. 
    Chill & Enjoy!

*Tub of Velata Cheese can be purchased at

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Cones! Recipe

Want a fun yummy to make with your kids or for your holiday party?

Use Sugar Cones (chocolate or vanilla cones)
Roll in Velata Vanilla Meltables
Roll in your candy of choice. ie, m&ms, coconut, sprinkles, macroons, colored sugar crystals
Place upside down on a plate or cake to display and eat later!!!
#velata #nomnom #chocolate #vanilla #thebnsnet #holidaycheer #goodies #treats #snacks #icrecreamcones (always choose a party when ordering online)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is it Confidence or Arrogance? be a better man

Now since I am a women I felt this article could have baring on our human kind as well.  There have been times when I have been called arrogant....  am I....  I personally know that what I do in my life has come with great struggle and accomplishment.   I would have to say that there is a very thin line between arrogance and confidence. Some people that have called someone arrogant in ignorance, possibly have a hard time finding their own confidence. Now I am not saying that there aren't arrogant people out there... but with alot of reflection I can say with confidence that I am not one of them. Here is the information they gathered and refer to in the article linked above. What is your take?

Be Confident, Not Arrogant

How To Project Confidence Without Being A Jerk

There's an infinitesimally thin line between confidence and arrogance. Nobody enjoys being in the company of an arrogant person. Even arrogant people will admit they dislike pomposity — in others anyway.
The problem is that most people have difficulty differentiating between the two. You need to exude confidence, not cockiness. So what defines a confident person? What does arrogance consist of? And most importantly, how can you be one without falling in the other's trap?

calling a duck a duck

Before you can change your ways and see the light, you need to recognize what confidence and arrogance are. Unfortunately, our society encourages shrewd business deals and below-the-belt punches, which aren't the niche of alter boys. Confidence alone can and should get the job done, but it's often easy to fall prey to pomposity. Learn the difference.
Arrogant PeopleConfident People
View themselves as superiorBelieve in themselves and in their talents
Always know what's better for othersAre open about their objectives and potential
Are incisive in their transactions with othersAre gifted competitors
Never admit their mistakesAren't afraid to recognize their missteps
Revel in the blunders of othersHelp others correct their slip-ups

Confidence is a personal trait. A self-assured person doesn't care what others think about him. The arrogant dude, however, will be very conscious of how the world treats him. It is what fuels his smugness. He is the center of his world, which can often be a symptom of a buried feeling of inferiority. The only way he can value himself is by putting down those who surround him. The confident gentleman is therefore a sea of tranquility next to the antagonistic narcissist.
Here's the perfect balance you need...

perfect balance

There are certain guidelines to follow in order to achieve total confidence without radiating an iota of arrogance. These should be followed constantly, both at work and play.
Care about your appearance
Most people significantly care about how others view them. Although it was stated above that this was a trait of arrogant fools, there's a certain minimum you have to contend with. Dress for the occasion. A well-tailored suit in a power meeting can do wonders for your confidence. Look the part but don't be a bragging pest about it.
Smile sincerely
Don't simply flash a "look-at-me, I-make-more-money-than-you-losers," grin; show an earnest smile. Co-workers will regard you as someone who is joyful and pleasant, a person with whom they'd like to be involved with.
Show interests in others
Take a moment to ask colleagues about their weekend. The goal is to show them you don't feel superior in any way. It will make them feel important and demonstrate that you care about them. But don't do it as a mere excuse to bless them with your own stories.
Stay up-to-date
Stay on top of the events that are shaping the world. A large part of appearing confident is never hesitating. When a subject comes up, you need to be ready to jump in. It helps to have a multitude of interests and hobbies. At the same time, if you don't know what people are talking about, steer clear of the conversation.
Have an opinion
Similarly, make sure you have an opinion on key issues. Confident people aren't easily swept by peer pressure. If your belief isn't the most popular, have the courage of your convictions and stand your ground. Changing your mind at every occasion isn't the mark of a poised guy. Should you fall victim to it, you'll be branded an amateur. It can also come back to haunt you. Imagine two co-workers with whom you've shared two different opinions on the same topic. If they discover you're a shape-shifter, you'll be considered nothing short of opportunistic.
Expand your horizons
It may be important to build yourself a life outside of the office. With a well-rounded life, you'll feel much more confident and a lot more inclined to be assertive. Join a bowling league or the Optimists Club, anything that can garner some social interaction.
Be smooth with others
There are ways to deal with others to avoid being arrogant. For example, you might not agree with something your boss utters during a meeting. You may need to correct him, but do it without appearing brash. Don't make a point to mock him for his mistake, rather make it clear that you don't agree with him. Remark that you've made the same error before but have since come across new information that forced you to reevaluate your position. It's all in the way you present the situation.
Basically, what matters is that you can appear to be confident. Coolness is a virtual magnet for money, power and women. Everyone wants to hang around people who feel secure and positive. But if you can really be confident then the world will open itself up for you. Not only will you climb the proverbial corporate ladder faster, your relationship skills will be your greatest asset.

This is an article copied from