FREE TRAVEL???

Yep, a friend of mine told me that he specifically books travel during a busy flying time so that he can purposefully get bumped…getting free tickets to fly all over the world.

Check out this article. http://thekrazycouponlady.com/travel/how-to-fly-for-free-volunteer-for-a-later-flight/

HAWT!

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You make the difference!

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Peace and Love!

Skai Juice here!

About 4 years ago, my family and I moved to Puerto Rico from Baltimore with one thing in mind…to get some land and create a farm with a purpose. I created a nonprofit organization called Muevete Puerto Rico and applied for government land for farming. The process has taken about 2 years. Excitedly we have been approved for an 80 acres abandoned Platano farm in the town we actually live in, which I have been eyeing for years. There is a little stream the flows by it and it is surrounded by several communities…one being very poor. We are about to start the process of getting established which includes paying for the land lease, insurance, and getting supplies. We also want to build some cabins to host guests, visitors, and volunteers. The faster we can get this accomplished the faster we can the ball rolling and start offering a list of programs that we have put together.

 

We already have a farm manager, a horticulturalist, a professional organic farmer who has grown naturally in Puerto Rico for over 40 years, and several others on our team. My job, as Director, naturally is to make sure we can be a sustainable entity….YAY! I have the hardest job…to make this a viable project. I created an Indiegogo campaign, under the advisement of my friend Poncho, and am pushing as hard as I can. As many people as I am connected with, one would think this would be easier. Well, its not. Just posting another campaign from Indiegogo doesnt connect with folks that much. Most people who see what I am doing and have been doing out there dont realize that is has been as a huge sacrifice…as Puerto Rico as rich in nature as it is…there is really a very small population that appreciates and loves the land like I do. So I consider this a global project…I see it as a doorway into something much bigger.

 

This is a grassroots project that has huge implications in the world. We want to create a sense of community with our neighbors. We want to teach visitors how to create a sustainable living system that can benefit their communities. We want to teach and feed the children of Puerto Rico. We want to create a connection between children of the world and children in Puerto Rico. We want to cultivate a humanistic attitude among our fellow compadres. This project is not about money…its about nurturing a lifestyle that has been forgotten because folks are out there trying to make that money. You know how it is…you can feel it. If only you had the time for living, would you be doing the job you are doing…most people said no. We really need to step away from that reality! So this is the connection I am trying to make with you. Yes, we do need money to get started, but we want you to know that this is bigger than that! I hope you feel me. And if you possible can help us get this party off the ground, we really would greatly appreciate it. In any way possible… Check out our campaign and do what you can! Ashe!

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MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

 

Skai getting her Yoga on!
Skai getting her Yoga on!

 

You gotta get moving!  I know more than anyone exactly how I feel when I don’t move my body on a regular basis.  I start to feel like Jabba the Hut. Honestly, I am one of those weird lazy types that actually likes to workout.  Kinda doesn’t make any sense.  I know.  There is more of that coming soon…weird stuff.  Any who, working out is essential…repeat…ESSENTIAL…to being a healthy, wholesome individual.  And it’s not really the working out part that is essential…it’s the moving your body part that is essential.  The saying Use it or Lose it applies here.  The oldest and healthiest people in the world move their bodies…way into the 100s.  So we really need to create a routine of moving our bodies. Most folks work in sedentary jobs.  Then we get home and sit on our Arse and get engrossed in TV and Internet land.  Time to MOTIVATE and MOVE IT!  What are your favorite ways to move your body?

I know that time is usually a huge issue for most folks…I recommend doing an online MOVING program.  It’s the easiest way to get it in right in the comfort of your own home.  Here are two I think are really awesome:

http://www.unitefitnessonline.com/workout-programs/

http://www.dirtyyogaco.com/home.html

 

The Benefits Of MOVING: 10 Reasons Why You Should Make MOVING Your ***New You Revolution!***

We all know about certain benefits of MOVING – above all, that it’s good for us. But this isn’t always enough to get us motivated into actually doing it. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get started on your new you revolution then here are 10 reasons why MOVING can improve your life.

1) More Energy: Although MOVING in itself may be tiring, one of the major benefits of MOVING is the fact that it’ll ultimately leave you feeling more energized. Studies have shown that regular MOVING helps to reduce fatigue.

2) Increase Your Mood: Every time you MOVE your body will release endorphins that help to make you feel good. MOVING really will give you a natural high!

3) Improve Your Health: There are so many health benefits of losing weight that it’s impossible to list them all here! By getting MOVING you’ll reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and much more.

4) Improve Your Appearance: If being overweight or not being toned leaves you feeling unhappy about yourself then losing weight can help you to look and feel better.

5) Play With Your Kids: It takes a lot of energy to keep up with your kids. By losing weight and getting MOVING, you’ll be able to run around with them without constantly getting out of breath. This can be one of the most rewarding benefits of MOVING: it helps you to enjoy life more.

6) Sleep Better: When you MOVE more you’ll start to find it easier to get a good night’s rest. This adds to the energy boost that you’ll get from MOVING in the long term.

7) Increase Your Strength and Stamina: Do you find it hard to go on long walks, even though you want to? Or maybe even carrying shopping bags up the stairs is a struggle? MOVE more and you’ll eventually be able to handle these activities with ease.

8) Reduce Stress: MOVING can hugely reduce stress levels. If you regularly suffer from stress – or even mental heath issues such as depression and anxiety – regular MOVING can help to reduce your symptoms.

9) A Sense Of Achievement: When you start to MOVE and see the improvements you’re making week on week, you’ll really get the feeling that you’ve achieved something worthwhile!

10) Keep Your Independence Later In Life: The more you can MOVING now, while you’re still able, the more you can reduce the impact of certain health problems later in life. In short, keeping fit and healthy will help you to keep your independence as late into life as possible.

So how much will you need to work out to feel these benefits of MOVING? That all depends on your current MOVING levels. The good news is that just 30 minutes of MOVING a day is enough to improve your health drastically. So what are you waiting for?!

Let me know how you make MOVING a priority…folks need some inspiration.  What do you do?

Love and Peace

Skai Juice

www.skaijuice.com

A DOCTOR FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH!

THE TRUTH ABOUT FAT AND CHOLESTEROL..HEART SURGEON SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE

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We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well,smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet
The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. you kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed withomega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels
What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.

Correct omega-3 Balance

Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.
To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

Healthy vs Un-Healthy Fats

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.

Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades
Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet

source:eatlocalgrown.com

WHY I USE SOLAVEI…

Solavei is one of the newer providers in the ever-growing field of MVNOs providing prepaid service. For $49 per month, Solavei gives you unlimited talk and text and 4 GB of high-speed 4G data, after which 2G throttling occurs. And of course there’s no contract. Mobile service contracts are bad, and I wouldn’t recommend them to anybody. The 4 GB data allotment is higher than most other providers in the industry at a very similar price point. But that’s where things really get interesting.

At a glance

  • Partner Network(s): T-Mobile
  • Package Details: Unlimited voice, text, and data (data limited to 4 GB/month of high-speed 4G data, after which 2G throttling occurs)
  • Monthly Fee: $49
  • Sign-up Fee: $9 for the SIM card
  • Perks: Referral program (see below)

The Solavei Difference

$49 per month is cheaper than what you’re likely paying if you’re still on a postpaid plan, but if $49 for unlimited talk, text, and 4 GB of high-speed 4G data wasn’t a good enough deal for you, Solavei has a unique twist: they pay you for using Solavei’s service. More accurately, you get paid for referring their service. It’s a basic referral program as with most other products, but unlike other referral programs, the payout isn’t limited to a one-time disbursement. Solavei will pay you every month for your referrals (more details on this program below).

Now, before you read any further, because I’ve had this question a lot, let me state right now that Solavei is real. Solavei is not a scam. You can completely ignore the referral program (Solavei calls it their “compensation plan”) and still use them as your wireless service provider with no difference in service.

I signed up with Solavei during their initial public launch, and while the company has experienced a few growing pains, they’re consistently making improvements to their member resources and making it easier to join by lowering the barrier to entry. They frequently add new tools and advice on how to be successful in sharing Solavei with others.

Solavei is able to pay their members because they don’t spend money on their own marketing. They believe in the power of social marketing – that is, people like you and me – to bring other people to the service. Obviously, the more customers Solavei has, the more money they have, and the more money they have, the more they can pay the people doing the work to sell their product.

Solavei’s Compensation Plan

If $49 per month is enough for you, and you have no interest in trying to share and refer others to Solavei, that’s perfectly fine. You can skip this section entirely. If you’d like to make a supplemental income from a simple referral program, however, continue reading this section for an explanation of Solavei’s pay structure.

Solavei’s pay structure consists of Trio PayPath Pay, and a Fast Action Bonus (FAB).

Trio Pay

Solavei Compensation Plan Overview

Solavei pays on a “Trio”-basis extending down one level from your direct referrals (click to enlarge).

Solavei has a concept of “Trios” — a set of 3 unique referred subscribers — and each Trio you have results in a monthly stipend to you, the referrer. In other words, if you sign up 3 people with your referral link, you receive $20/month for as long as that Trio is active. Trio benefits cascade two levels upward to your sponsor (referrer), so when you fulfill a Trio and earn $20/month, so does your sponsor. This payment is called “Trio Pay”.

Fast Action Bonus

For the first 60 days of your service, Solavei will pay one-time bonuses for each completed Trio known as a Fast Action Bonus (“FAB”). For each completed Trio (up to 4, for a total of 12 people) you directly enroll during your FAB period, you receive an additional $50 one-time payment.

Path Pay

Solavei Compensation Plan: Path Pay

Solavei pays you based on your network size, in addition to your direct Trio pay (click to enlarge).

Solavei’s final form of payment is the “Path Pay”. As your Personal Network (the sum of your Direct Network referrals plus your Extended Network [second level referrals]) expands, Solavei will pay you an additional monthly tier-based bonus.

Path Pay begins with your fourth qualified Trio. If your network grows large enough to warrant an increase in your tier rank (see image to the right), in addition to the Trio Pay and the Path Pay, you get an additional one-time Path Bonus. At your 12th qualified Trio, you get a one-time bonus of $500 in addition to the normal Trio Pay and Path Pay.

The 40% Rule

There is a small limitation when it comes to Path Pay, and Solavei calls it the “40% Rule”:  No more than 40% of the total network Trios required to advance to the next rank can come from a single individual in your direct network. It’s a simple rule, and it keeps things balanced to everyone just in case you stumble upon a wildly successful social marketer with massive social influence, and they grow an unbelievably-sized network. If they’re in your Trio, but the other two people making up that Trio either choose not to sell Solavei to others or they’re simply not as successful, only 40% of that person’s Trios are counted toward your Extended Trios for the purposes of determining Path Pay. While this sounds artificially limited, you can still earn a massive income based solely on your rockstar recruit’s efforts.

Let’s look at an example.

Solavei Compensation Plan: 40% Rule

No more than 40% of the total network Trios required to advance to the next rank can come from a single individual in your direct network (click to enlarge).

In this example, let’s assume Friend1, Friend2, and Friend3 are all in the same Direct Trio. Friend4 is not in a completed Trio. How much would you make each month?

  • Fast Action Bonus: If Friend1, Friend2, and Friend3 were all recruited in the first 60 days of your membership, you earn a one-time payment of $50.
  • Trio Pay: Friend1, Friend2, and Friend3 make up a single Trio. If this is your only Trio, you earn $20/month. However, you also have 52 Trios paying you from Friend1, 4 Trios paying you from Friend2, and 3 Trios paying you from Friend3, for a total of 60 Trios in your Personal Network. Friend4′s 1 Trio does not count toward your Personal Trios because they are not in a completed Trio. 60 * $20 = $1200/month.
  • Path Pay: In this example, you have 12 Trios in your Personal Network (1 Direct, 11 second-level Trios). This qualifies you as a Social Connector, earning you a Path Pay of $200/month. If this is your first payment at this level, you also earn a one-time payment of $500.
  • Total One-Time Pay: $550
  • Total Monthly Pay: $1220

This example is not very typical, but it was chosen explicitly to demonstrate the different rules of Solavei’s Compensation Plan. You can read all the details of Solavei’s Compensation Plan along with their Compensation Disclosure Statement on their website.

Conclusion: You get what you put into it, but even at zero effort, it’s a good choice

So is Solavei worth the effort? I vote yes. I don’t personally go out of my way to actively recruit people because I have a day job and other responsibilities – not the least of which includes running this blog – and as a result, it’s not a huge form of income for me. However, I’m in contact with other Solavei members who put forth significantly more effort and they make considerably more, including a select few who make an unbelievable $1000+ per month! In the worst-case, you get no referrals, and you still pay less per month than you would from a traditional postpaid plan. It’s still a win.

 

Sign up for Solavei, pay less and earn more!

SPECIALS!!!!

Its time to put the universal energy of abundance to work….we feel that we have such an amazing retreat that we are gonna allow you to benefit in some way so that we can fill up these retreats continuously!

First of all, if you can refer just one friend to take a retreat with us we will pay you $50 cash dollar bills…yay!

Next, all couples get $250 off on each retreat! That’s a savings of $500 for couples to save on….say shopping!

Here is the biggie….if you can gather four friends to come on a wellness retreat with us…at the same time…you get yours for free PLUS roundtrip airfare..as long as you are in the US!! BAMM!

Now, you have no reason not to get your roots down here and celebrate an amazing wellness adventure! Yahoo!

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