Top reasons that I am so over-the-top-in-love-with USANA!


Top 10 reasons I am in love with my business!!

As people ask me why I chose USANA and there are just so many reasons that I am so over-the-top-in-love-with about this specific company and products but, to simplify, here is my list of top ten:

1. I can SEE first-hand the difference the products make in my customers (and my own) health (I mean they are top-rated according the the Nutrisearch Supplement guide)!

2. The business comes with EVERY tool I could possibly think of and need to be successful right at my fingertips (email, website, videos, trainings, online back office, etc)

3. All I have to do is tell people how amazing the products are and once they are enrolled, USANA does the rest (And I get a weekly paycheck)!

4. Speaking of a paycheck, USANA has an award winning compensation plan!

5. CONVENTION! Again, award winning. It is seriously amazing.

6. I can expand my business internationally. Currently USANA is open in 19 countries and expanding.

7.  If hundreds of Elite and Olympic Athletes trust USANA with their health and careers, I certainly know I can!

8. About those products…what other company tests EVERY single batch of ingredients and manufactures them all in house (and lets you tour it) to be sure it meets top-notch criteria (pharma grade and FDA certified)?

9. I get to work with a team of people that I love and we all help each other grow our business while supporting each others goals!

10. CONVENTION…yeah its worth mentioning twice!

So there you go! Life is good and I could not ask for a better opportunity!!!


Check out this video link to see more great things about USANA!




Is Network Marketing a Scam?


Some people are skeptical about Affiliate marketing (aka: network marketing, MLM, etc). There are so many companies out there in this consumer nation and its hard to decipher what is real and what it all means. Here are some things to be aware of:

There are always companies trying to “scam” people (always have been and always will be) and  for one reason or another affiliate marketing takes the brunt, despite people not actually knowing much about it. But if you look at the bigger picture some scamming companies are probably ones you even buy from. Think about all the products that say “all natural” and make you believe they are good for you, despite not labeling as actually organic. That is a scam. What about the vitamins that don’t actually put the correct percentages of antioxidants and minerals in that they claim. Scam. Those are just a couple examples. But because Target or Cub foods (or other big chain stores) are selling them, no one questions those scams.

So what people need to look at is the quality of the products they are buying. I urge you to not buy things that really don’t align with who you are. I know that is hard to do. BUT wouldn’t you rather choose a great product from word of mouth rather than because some commercial says it is good? That is the only difference in network marketing. We use a product, love it, and let people know (and when people buy we get compensated so you are also helping your friend, neighbor or family member with their small business at the same time).

Times have changed and things have gone form door-to-door sales to running an online business. Affiliate networking is really taking off as more and more people see first-hand the freedom it truly gives. Of course there is a “rent” (if there wasn’t I would be more skeptical haha) to own your business center in that we buy a certain, amount of products monthly but that only makes sense that you want to use what you are selling (small cost compared to opening a physical store and can easily be covered as you grow your business).  However, I do not have extra products because I actually use ALL of them (and USANA ships all my customers products directly to them so I don’t even handle those).

Before making judgments do some research and don’t let the illusion of this being a “bad” industry stand in your way of the life you desire.

Here are just some things to consider when choosing a company:

1. Every company has a different compensation plan so be sure to check that out (make sure it is award winning).

2. You also want to look at longevity of the company. How long have they been around (some of these new fangled companies might have a good product but how do you know they are in it for the long haul?)?

3. Make sure the products are consumable, #1 rated and, (again) align with your values. You certainly only want to recommend a product and company you truly believe in right?

I did my research and have found USANA to be the company that I truly believe in and am so proud to be partnered with them! I love the products and I am making money (so I can assure you it is not a scam). It has been a life-changing experience and I always look at the bigger picture now. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Really you have nothing to lose!

If you would like more info, feel free to let me know. Never any pressure, I only want to educate!


A call out to Moms (And Dads)!


A call out to Moms (And Dads)!

Don’t let society (or certain politicians) tell you that you cannot stay home and raise your children, or that by doing so will cause you to get less wages when/if you do return to the workforce. Don’t be afraid of “losing” your status or place in a career field (if you are meant to return to that career it will happen). If it is about the money, there are options. And if it means enough to you or “you would give anything to stay home with them” (which I hear ALL the time) then do your research and take that step.

Now if you are currently working, and would rather be with your kids, step back and think about what your “job” is costing you. Emotionally (don’t you miss your kids?), physically (stress, sedentary lifestyle), money (what do you spend on gas, car, business clothes, childcare, etc), life experiences (you only get days off when your boss approves it, right?). Is that really worth it?

First of all, take away all that money you spend having that “job,” along with things maybe you don’t NEED to buy and see what you actually need for that 2nd income. It is probably not as much as you think. Second, look at the possibility of residual income as an affiliate with a great company. You can make extra money and have the freedom to stay home and live life in your own way (NOT the way a politician tells you is “good for America”).

Choose your priorities. Is shaping your children more important or do you want the government to do that (I certainly do not)? Is taking your children out in the world to learn more important or would you rather be sitting in that cubicle doing paperwork for some corporation (is THAT why you are here on Earth?)?

These are life-changing realizations. Let’s get real. The time is NOW. We don’t know what the future holds but I can tell you that if you don’t take the “risk” then what is the point of it all? I know people want change, I know we can work together as a community to create this change. Take action and Join me!




There is a time in your life when something happens or you experience an event and it forever changes the way you can move forward. For some people, it might be a near-death experience. For others, it might be a job cut or a diet change. Sometimes you just know too much and you cannot look back. I have had MANY experiences in my life and, yes of course they have all altered my path in some shape or form. This one, however, I cannot let go of. It means too much.

During the past week I was at the USANA Health Sciences 2014 Ignited convention and, I know this might sound crazy, but I learned too much. Not is a bad way but in a “it would be wrong NOT to share what I know with the world now” kind of way. You are probably wondering what all the hype about “just another company” is but you have to understand, this is not just ANY company. The energy and spirit of the people, all working towards the greater good of Health and Freedom. These are people are, not just talking about it, but literally changing the world and how you can live your own life.

So now maybe you are thinking, “oh well these people must have come from money, or know lots of people, etc.” Actually, they are just like you and me. They had a dream (and still do) and just plain said “I am not giving it up.” One lady was abused by her husband and ran her business from the bathroom so he wouldn’t know. Another young guy was raised in such a bad area, he would have been dead by not if not for being introduced to USANA. Another speaker was deaf and had to grow his business without even talking. The amazing stories go on and on.

Between the amazing speakers such as motivational Tony Robbins and health oriented Dr. Oz I learned so much about health and what it REALLY means to be ALIVE! At the same time I felt another calling. I learned that every cent donated to the USANA True Health Foundation goes directly to the cause (including disaster relief and Children Hunger fund). Those people deserve the same health and freedom and USANA helps them try and achieve it as well. This has inspired me to make monthly donations and I plan to also donate a percent of ALL money I continue to make with USANA.

This is a company I can be proud to LOVE too much. They TRULY care about every person and follow their vision of a world free from pain and suffering. This post can barely summarize what it is like to be part of something so amazing. So who am I to not tell people about this amazing life changing opportunity, where we all stay healthy and help each other live a life of freedom? It is the real thing.

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*Touring the USANA main office Headquarters! Yep that is correct that let you see where all the science and action takes place!



*USANA True Health Foundation 5K! Superheroes running to raise money and awareness!

Why I don’t care about money.


I don’t care about money. I really don’t. I know that I need money to live and follow my dreams but, honestly, my passion is living life to the fullest and money is merely my vehicle to do that. I actually don’t even look at our bank account (my husband does though).

In many cases, I feel that people live to work instead of working to live. The difference is drastic. Think. If you live to work, it comes before everything. Family. Leisure/play. Hobbies. Travel. The list goes on and on. Some people never even use the vacation days they are issued because they care more about the “work” that needs to be done. Or they have that quick week of vacation every year to escape but then get right back into the hustle and bustle of money-making. On the contrary, when you work to live, you are really combining the vehicle in which you make your income, into your life and passions.

Let’s break it down. We have maybe an average of 80 years (note that I didn’t use any actual statistics here), more if we are lucky, in this physical form here on earth and lets say the first 18-20 growing up are for learning life and what we want (or in some case what others want for us) to pursue in the next few years of life. We then spend 45 years or more working as much and as hard as we can so that we can retire and FINALLY live our life. By then, most people are around 65. That is 65 YEARS of just trying to make money but not necessarily living. So that leaves a few years but really, by then, we are tired and the things we would have done at 30 or 40 or even 50 are no longer a possibility or a reality.

Now, I am not talking about being reckless with the money that you do have and throwing it out the window. However, money should not be the overbearing reality of your life. Don’t neglect actual life JUST to have a bigger bank account. Why not build a life around what you love rather than one you just wish you could escape from.

I know from this recent journey into blogging and social media that more and more people are throwing the “live to work” way of life out the door and just working to live. It is refreshing. What it comes down to is that people are realizing that, by finding their passions, they can use those as the way to make the money they need, in order to live the life they want. The bonus is they ENJOY doing it!

I just want to be healthy with my family and explore the world together. I don’t care about the money.

Oxidative stress and how to stop it!

Did you know that oxidative stress is the underlying cause of almost all chronic degenerative diseases?

What is oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals damage the cells within our body. Free radicals are when, mainly the oxygen molecules or atoms within the cells, have at least one unpaired electron in their outer orbit. Free radicals are violent and try to get a charge from any other molecule or substance around. This can cause damage to all parts of cells, including the DNA nucleus of that cell.

What creates free Radicals?

Free radicals can be caused by air pollution, excessive stress, poor nutrition or food sources, excessive exercise, cigarette smoke, medications, radiation, etc.


What can we do to stop free radicals?

Antioxidants. When more free-radicals are produced than there are antioxidants to neutralize, oxidative stress occurs and over a prolonged period of time chronic degenerative diseases (such as cancer, heart disease, etc) can start to develop from these damaged cells. We need to rapidly neutralize the violent and damaging behavior caused by the free radicals. Antioxidants have the ability to give up an electron to the free radical, therefore neutralizing it.


Do I get enough antioxidant nutrition from food?

The more proactive you are about your eating habits the better off you will be. However, here are serious questions coming up about the nutritional value contained in the foods available. The idea of profit in the farming industry has lead to new and refined ways to grow crops, most at the expense of the vitamins and minerals that should naturally be found in food.

Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are greatly adding to the problem. Not only are they depleting more of the nutrients from the soil but they are also adding synthetic byproducts to the food being offered for sale. Produce gets its nutritional elements from the soil it grows in. When soil is compromised it directly reflects on the food you are eating.

So what can you do?

USANA ESSENTIALS OFFER A SOLUTION! There is absolutely no doubt that every individual needs added supplementation these days, no matter how healthy they eat. Usana Essentials have been specially formulated to replace the nutrients that should naturally be found in the foods you consume.

Just like food, however, all vitamins and mineral complexes are not created equal. There are many types of supplements to choose from. Just because a bottle of vitamins says that it contains the supplementation you need on the label does not make it a true.

Vitamins from USANA have been independently tested by Consumer Labs and the results from this third party evaluation prove that what Usana lists as ingredients are actually inside every single vitamin and mineral capsule in the bottle. It is astonishing to see the number of supplements that are considered to be “high quality” fail these independent tests.

This is why you need the essentials from USANA. Your body is counting on a daily supply of nutrient-rich food for basic survival. Since you cannot count on the foods you eat to provide this nutrition it needs to be supplemented with a quality vitamin and mineral source that can be trusted. Usana Essentials have are this trusted source for people across the globe, including athletes and sports associations.

A daily multivitamin is an inexpensive nutrition insurance policy. Don’t you think you should plan ahead for your health too?


This is life!



I LOVE this entire motto. When I first read it I thought how it really summarized how I have felt my whole life. I spend many years growing up feeling stuck and wanting so much more of of life. Stuck in a society that wants you to conform. I never wanted anyone to tell me how things should be done, when I should do them, or how much I should know about something.  I NEVER EVER wanted to sit at a desk and do  work for some boss that only cares about their own paycheck (and never have done that).

Instead I backpacked through Europe alone, took Italian in Italy, skydived in the Swiss Alps, got married in Mexico,  learned trampoline, trapeze and ariel fabric, coach gymnastics, and have taken every chance I can to be adventurous.

In between all of that I got a degree in health and human performance and now I have two small children. I want to expose them to the world and as many adventures as I can. I don’t want to be held back and I don’t want to hold my kids back so I am on a mission to teach them to live life healthy and to the fullest. I am so thankful to be involved in a company that fully supports and helps me obtain this type of lifestyle!