Caring for the Elderly at Home Isn’t Impossible

Coordinating care for a loved one, whether it’s an elderly parent or a family suffering from a debilitating disease, isn’t an easy task when it comes to conquering paperwork, making appointments, and making sure your parents are doing what you were told they needed to do. Many people find the process extremely stressful and overwhelming; you’re not alone if you feel that way!

Balancing a full-time job, daily routine, to-do items, and caring for those who depend on you can really push you into a dizzy. Don’t forget to check in with yourself and find the time to ask yourself, how are you doing? When you notice that you desperately are out of breath and at the end of your rope, take a time out, and don’t be afraid to ask for help, advice, guidance, or assistance.

Some things in life are inevitable; such as aging and eventually death. We are all aware that these things happen, so take steps early-on and have conversations with your parents to prepare for these life situations. These people are our loved ones and it’s very unlikely that others will feel the connection you personally have with them. Remembering that you love them, they love you, and asking for help is okay, WILL carry you through when you don’t think you can go on.

Also, don’t fear failure. Especially when you’re caring for your parents; they cared for you relentlessly as best as they knew how, and you might find yourself in the position where that burden is on you to care for them. Worrying about issues that haven’t come up yet is not helpful to either you or the person you’re caring for. A small bit of self-doubt isn’t bad; it keeps you humble and eager to provide better care, but don’t expel so much energy on what-if’s and situations that are completely out of your control.

There is more than one way to successfully care for someone you love. Try different ways of communicating, dealing, processing, and understanding until you find the methods that work for you. You’ll get there if you have trust in yourself and believe you’re able to conquer any learning curve you encounter.

Don’t unnecessarily dwell of the things you’re struggling with and beat yourself up. Replace negative self-thought and bias with a hopeful truth. Maintaining a negative outlook will make the process harder for you and your loved ones. Do your best to lift each other up when things get frustrating.

Keep a limit on the amount of times you think “what-if?” There is no way to prepare for every single what-if that comes up and sometimes these thoughts can end up worsening the disease they are struggling with due to stress.

Accept what is and don’t dwell on what could have… they will fall because their legs are weak, they’ll trip because they forgot about the walker, they will ask you the same question three times because they forget they asked the previous two times, and they will get confused about what medication they are supposed to take. This is all part of aging and the struggle that comes with life. Don’t fret so much about preventing catastrophes and start focusing on being attentive and validating your love for them no matter what ends up happening. Don’t distract yourself from having the opportunity to bond because of mentally exaggerated worries.

Go with the flow and enjoy loving them while they’re in our presence. xoxoTamiBlog

An EFFECTIVE Skin Protectant From Harsh Winter Weather

Plexus® Body Cream

“Your 24/7 bodyguard.

Plexus® Body Cream is formulated to combat the harmful environmental factors that affect your skin. Our proprietary formula works to protect and purify the skin, improving the appearance of skin texture and tone.
3 fl. oz. U.S. / 89 mL”
Your skin is a living organism that needs some help fighting its attackers; Plexus® Body Cream has been specially designed to improve your skin, alleviate symptoms, and improve your skins health. If you live in an area that has hot-dry air, this body cream does all the hard work of keeping your skin deeply moisturized.
Us Plexus® lovers understand that during dry weather, both hot and cold, can influence the skin to flake, dry, and lose some of its elasticity. The terrible thing about dry skin flakes, that haven’t removed themselves from the surface of your skin, is they don’t allow the good stuff to penetrate your skin.[1] The multitude of dry skin cells that are holding onto you for dear life interact like a sponge; it’s absorbing the moisture in the air before your skin gets a chance to benefit from it. Plexus® Body Cream keeps working hours after its been applied to avoid this awful scenario.
You will also want to consider that when your skin is having to deal with varying weather it can cause wrinkles to become more pronounced. An extreme is never good; a constantly hot environment will deplete you of water, and constant encounter with moisture will increase the possibility of skin diseases (bacteria love water). They key is to find a balance between the two.
I know there are a ton of commercials on television, scrolling through the internet, billboards and so on claiming similar statements. The difference is that I’ve suffered from a variety of skin issues all throughout my life, and THIS PRODUCT WORKED FOR ME! I sincerely hope it works for you, and I believe that it will, but in worst case scenario; if you determine it DOESN’T work for you, Plexus® has a 60-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE [2] on ALL Plexus® products.
You can purchase the Plexus® Body Cream, try it out, and if it doesn’t work you’ll have the opportunity to get your money back with no hassle.
Feel free to find more information out about this product, or place your order at http://mysite.plexusworldwide.com/tamialfaro or feel free to visit my contact page and send me a personal message. You have an entire Plexus team on YOUR side, ready to help you battle the health issues that are thrown your way.

[1] https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/weather-affects-skin/

[2] http://mysite.plexusworldwide.com/tamialfaro

“Tribe” vs. “Family”

I’m talking about the conflict so many of us encounter when dealing with our biological families and the ones we’ve chosen to include in our lives (best friends, intimate partners, & associates even!). Some people find themselves much closer and trusting of the friends in their lives versus their biological families, and there are others that feel the opposite. Of course, there’s always the exception; I know someone reading this is saying, “I’m equal with both!” I personally haven’t met many people who didn’t feel like they swayed more to one side of the spectrum or the other, but I know you’re out there!I personally find myself truly feeling that the nurturing that comes with friendship and chosen partners have been much more beneficial to me than my biological connections. I love my mom and dad, and I think my siblings are awesome, but I also don’t have the connection, understanding, acceptance, and love that I have with my intimate partner and my closest friends.

​According to new research in the journal “Personal Relationships” the friends we keep in our lives will have a much larger impact on our lives as we age than blood-knit ones that raised us. William Chopik found that both family and friend relationships were associated with better health and happiness overall. But as people aged, the link to health and happiness remained only for people who reported strong friendships. Chopik narrowed it down to the fact that we get to choose our friends, where we can’t choose our family. As we come closer to the last portions of our lives it’s easy to understand why that is. We desire connection with people whom we feel understand our true values and beliefs, and as we get older we learn that superficial relationships have very little to offer our well-being and happiness.

I have a biological family, a tribal family of VERY close friends, a Plexus family, and so many other relationships… but when it all comes down to it, your family is who you choose. The older you get, you will maintain the bonds you have with those who contribute to your well-being more than anyone else. You get to choose those relationships, whether they come from blood or not. Choose your family wisely, and pay attention to the ones who are loving YOU like family too.

References:

http://time.com/4809325/friends-friendship-health-family/?xid=homepage

10 Common Signs Of An Unhealthy Gut & An Effective Method Of Fixing It

The human gut has been referred to as the body’s second brain. There’s a perfectly good reason for this nickname. Hippocrates has been quoted saying “All diseases begin in the gut.” Not ALL diseases begin in the gut, but the gut is a wonderful system full of varied ways to communicate with you about how you’re doing inside.
Research has proven that a gut that isn’t tended to will not only create digestive issues, but can cause damage to the brain and mental health. With time and perseverance you can very easily restore full health to your gastrointestinal system. Improving your gut will improve the way your entire body functions. A healthy gut allows your body to strengthen the immune system and maintain healthy bacteria.
Your gut is equipped with approximately 100 million nerve cells that are connected to your entire gastrointestinal tract. These nerve cells control digestion but also communicates directly with the brain about the state of things. A gut in poor health will cause a large variety of negative symptoms. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most common signs you have an unhealthy gut.
10. Poor memory and concentration, ADHD, ADD, hyperactivity and unable to maintain focus on one subject at a time.
09. Frequently suffering from different types of infections, or easily catching illnesses due to a struggling immune system.
08. Inability to lose weight or unexplainable weight gain.
07. Diabetes
06. Skin issues that require dermatological attention; example: rosacea & eczema.
05. Easily irritated or experiencing drastic mood swings. Might also come in the form of disassociation, bi-polar disorder, identity disorders, and other mental health diseases.
04. Depression or noticing an increase of sorrow. If not tended to when noticed it can lead to suicidal thoughts. Please pursue help when noticing these symptoms. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
03. Anxiety
02. Food sensitivities and increasing number of allergies.
01. Digestive issues that keep reappearing or won’t go away like bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and even vomiting.
If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms the best product I have found that has helped me the most is The Plexus Triplex™ System. It’s a simple to follow system that has helped me achieve my weight loss goals, gut health goals, and has helped improve my mood in a drastic way.
The Plexus Triplex™ System works in three ways to restore, rebalance, and remove excess stored fat. Losing weight, especially if you’re on this journey alone, can be extremely difficult. I have struggled with my weight my entire life and not until recently did I find a product that actually did what it said it was going to do, and I’m walking proof of it’s work.
There are many herbal supplements you can buy, and there a ton of evil pharmaceutical products doctors that are excited to prescribe because they get financial kickback from these large corporations. The Plexus Triplex™ System has simplified the process but combining everything you need for gut, mental, and weight management success.
If you’d like to talk more about how this product has specifically helped me and how it can help you too, please feel free to stop by http://shopmyplexus.com/tamialfaro/products/weight-management/plexus-triplex/index.html 

It’s hard fighting these issues alone. I know because I’ve gone through it. I had a plexus supporter that helped me through my health struggles, and I’d be excited to be there for you too! 

How to Lose Weight All Throughout The Day

Attempting to lose any weight can feel like an impossible task, especially at first or when you hit that dreaded brick wall where your weight plateau’s. Breaking a larger process down into small pieces can make it so much easier! There is a doctor proven and easy process that can help you lose weight and direct you to a healthier future.

 7AM – Drink two glasses of water immediately upon waking up which will increase metabolism by approximately 25%. Then do a quick 30-minute workout session. Studies have shown people who do some sort of exercise BEFORE BREAKFAST lose more stored fat than a person who doesn’t. Also consider taking a supplement like

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Plexus Accelerator+™

which will helps boost the body’s metabolic rate and burn fat more efficiently throughout the day.

9AM – Eat a hearty and healthy breakfast that will make you full or drink your morning

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P96 Chocolate or Vanilla shake

11AM – Eat a midmorning snack that is around 200 calories or less.
1PM – Have a lunch that is higher in fruits and vegetables than meat, and pair it with a green tea. If you can go full vegetarian for lunch, that’s even better. Then get up and move. Research shows that people who do small exercises throughout the day are less likely to experience food cravings, suffer from fatigue, and can maintain a better mood.
3PM – Grab a low-calorie snack and take a moment to move and do a light exercise.

6PM – Enjoy a healthy meal with low-fat proteins and veggies. Consider fish, turkey, pork, grilled shrimp, baked chicken, and the like. This should keep you full and content until morning. After a meal the carbs you consumed are broken down into glucose. Extra glucose is stored as fat. After the meal take a 20-minute walk to accelerate digestion and reduce the chance of fat storage. If you are truly hankering to grab that box of chocolate or potato chips, you might want to take

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Plexus Boost™

which is a traditional and effective way to suppress hunger; it is a proprietary blend of botanicals and super foods like Caralluma Fimbriata.

8PM – Prepare your meals for the next day so you don’t waiver, and remember to get a good night’s rest.

For more information on Plexus products or replacing a meal with P96 please feel free to visit my website at

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http://shopmyplexus.com/tamialfaro/ . Healthy weight management is hard so having a Plexus Ambassador by your side can help you keep the promises you’ve made to yourself and live the healthy active life you deserve.

XOXO,
Tami