Mother's Day Gift Guide : Part 2

Shannon Miller is the Most Decorated American Gymnast in US history. She has received seven Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. After retiring from her Olympic career, she attended the University of Houston where she earned degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship. She later went on to attend Boston College’s Law School, where she received her law degree. She later founded Shannon Miller Lifestyle, a company focused on helping women make their personal health a priority. She also launched a line of gymnastic matting and leotards. 

“As an athlete, my health was critical to my career,” says Shannon Miller. “I needed to fuel my body for success in competition. Juice Plus+ was part of my training regimen and it continues to be a critical part of my health regimen. I am so proud to partner with Juice Plus+ as they continue to make a true difference in the health and wellness of my whole family.” 

Shannon is working with Juice Plus+, and the One Simple Change (Online) Community, to help families improve their lifelong health & wellness via simple lifestyle changes. She is also a mother that not only uses Juice Plus+ Products herself, she also fuels her families health with Juice Plus+ as well. 

What does Shannon Miller's story have to do with Mother's Day
We love and care for our mothers, which means we want to help them with their health when we can, and are able. Juice Plus+ is a simple way to ensure the Mom's in your life are getting healthy, balanced, whole food nutrition; bridging the gaps in their diet and health.  
Won't (well intentioned) Health Gifts result in me getting slapped?!?
While many mother's will be grateful someone cares enough to think about their health (and recognize the good intentions), many have mom's/wives that would misconstrue this type of gift as an insult. 
If you are lucky enough to have a mum you can lovingly give Juice Plus+ without her disowning you, get at it! 
For those that are not so lucky, here are some ideas/Ways to Gift Health, hopefully avoiding the slap:
Test the Waters: If you have time, try to bring up Health Gifts, like Juice Plus+, before giving them. If mom seems open to the idea, you are in the clear. If mom seems "defensive", or uninterested, try chatting up the benefits of Whole Food Nutrition from Juice Plus+, or any other health product you are considering giving as a gift. (No point getting a woman, young or old, something they have no interest in; waste of time, and/or money.)
Consider Packaging:
➣ Try a thoughtful card... "Mother's Day is about spotlighting you, Mom. It is a day to let you know how much I love you; how much I care for you; how much I appreciate all you have done. I can never repay you, but I can show you my love, care, and appreciation, and hope to do so with this thoughtful gift; Here's to your Happiness & Health! Much Love, <enter name>. HINT: I am trying to make you immortal... 😉"
➣More ideas to come.

Health & Happiness : for Mom and Baby.

"I recommended Juice Plus+ simply because I believed that better nutrition would lead to healthier mothers and newborns. Now I recommend Juice Plus+ because I know it's true." ~ Dr. Doug Odom, practicing OB/GYN and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical School.

"I was extremely impressed with Juice Plus+ and incorporated it into my personal life and medical practice with outstanding results. Today, I continue to educate as many people as I can about the preventative and healing benefits of whole-food nutrition and a healthy lifestyle supported by Juice Plus+." ~ Dr. Corcoran, board-certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Lancaster City and County Medical Society, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and a delegate to the PA Medical Society.

“It's never too late to improve your DNA health.” Dr. Richard Boronow, Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, encourages patients to add Juice Plus+® to their diets for cell health. He explains, “Every cell in your body will know there's a difference even if you don't feel different.”

Why wouldn't we want to help Mum & Baby Thrive? 

Ways to Package Health Gifts so we do not get slapped, Continued. ...we had ended with, Try A Thoughtful Card. 
➤  Try Gift Baskets:
You can make this simple & sweet, or go-for-broke! 
1) Choose your Theme 2) Choose your Basket 3) Choose your Fillers 4) Pretty 'er up 5) Give to Mom
Ideas ↓↓↓
 Healthy-Calm Gift Basket
Basket Ideas: A cute bin/basket that mum will (actually) use, a big Jar (like a glass cookie jar), or a tote bag.
Basket Fillers: 

 Health-Spa Gift Basket:
Basket Ideas: Tote Bag, Turn Towel(s) into (Wrap) Basket, Use Towels to Tie Up (like Stork brings baby), or a Cute Bin/Basket that mom will (actually) use for more than your gift basket.
Basket Fillers:

➣ Beach-Bod Gift Basket:
Basket Ideas: Beach Tote, Picnic like (open top) Basket, Yoga Bag, or similar. Something momma will use.
Basket Fillers:

  • Whole Food Nutrition Gummies or Capsules - Benefits:  
    • Stronger immune system
    • Aids in Weight Loss 
    • Healthier skin
    • Healthier gums
    • Protection against heart disease
    • Slows down the effects of aging
    • Reduction of inflammation
      • Plus many more!
  • Complete Shake Mix, and/or Complete Bars - Benefits: 
    • Low-Glycemic, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free
    • Helps with maintaining a Balanced Diet 
    • Aids in Weight loss
    • Provides Whole Food Nutrition (including Vitamin D!)
    • Ideal Fitness Nutrition (Pre & Post Workouts) 
      • Plus many more!
  • (Travel) Shake Cup (shaker ball preferable), and a Water Bottle. I recommend buying Travel Mugs/Cups from companies like MiiR, and Life is Good. These are companies that Give Back. ...AKA Pay It Forward. AKA Donate.
  • Beach Towel, or Yoga Mat 
  • Yoga Top, and/or Leggings 
  • Non Toxic Skin Products (Beach Legs, baby! ...and Anti-Stink.) 
  • Essential Oils : aromatherapy, clean workout "equipment" or yoga mat, and used with a carrier oil, can be homemade body scent.
  • Workout/Yoga Video (Game)
    •  If mom uses YouTube, or similar, there is a ton of free videos; Could put together a list of Yoga/Workout Channels you think she mum would enjoy. 
    • Ton of Yoga/Workout Apps: some are free, some require membership. This is another option for techy mothers.
  • Flip Flops, Yoga Socks, Athletic Socks, and/or Fun Socks 
  • Something Fun: Beach Toys, like sand molds
  • Dry Bag or Box to protect items from water 
  • Sunglasses and/or (Sun) Hat

Skip the Gift Basket and get the Mother you are shopping for a 
Tower Garden Aeroponics System
Tower Garden, a vertical, aeroponic growing system, allows you to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet—indoors or out. So it’s the perfect companion in your journey toward healthy living.
Using aeroponics—the same technology NASA uses—Tower Garden grows plants with only water and nutrients rather than dirt. Research has found aeroponic systems grow plants three times faster and produce 30% greater yields on average, and use 90% Less Water than traditional soil growing. That means you’ll be enjoying abundant, nutritious harvests just weeks after planting, and help the environment at the same time - without all the bug issues that come with soil. Learn More Here.
Or, go the Gift Basket Route. Both are WONDERFUL Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Gardening for Health, Gift Basket: 
Basket Ideas: Plant Pot, Gardening Basket/Bag, Apple Baskets, Sun/Gardening Hat (slip upside down and out fillers in: see my Baseball Cap Gift Basket), Watering Can, Baskets meant for outdoor use, Metal Bucket, Tub, Tote.
Basket Fillers:

To purchase Gardening Supplies from a company that gives back, shop Gardener's Supply Company.

Healthy Begins In The Kitchen Gift Basket:
Basket Ideas: Pot, Colander, Fruit Bowl, Basket, Bin (that can be used practically), Mixing Bowl(s), Baking Pan, Utensil Jar, Cookie Jar.
Basket Fillers:

A few final thoughts...
All links I have shared for products (that I do not design/make, or work with) bring you to companies that:
A) Give Back/Donate
B) Are Environmentally Friendly
C) Are Not a Company; is a Craftsperson/Artist
D) Fair Trade
E) Combination Of, or All Of, the Above

(Add On) Fillers For Any Basket: 
+ Gift Card + Apparel & Gifts (from the sam-e boutique on Zazzle), or from communities like Etsy + Handmade Jewelry (from the sam-e boutique) + "Coupons" + Homemade Cookies/Baked Goods (or support a local baker) + Handmade Gifts + Gifts (from Companies) That Give Back + Support Your Friends Endeavors (Example: I work with Pure Haven Essentials & Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden, as well design and make jewelry, accessories, gifts, and apparel for my online business, the sam-e boutique.

How have you, or would you, Gift Health? Share your stories and ideas with us.
Have questions? Holler at your girl!

Until next time,
Live. Laugh. Love.


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