Dear VitaMist Family

Written By: Graphics Department - Jan• 12•15

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

It seems almost unbelievable that it is 2015.

I have a wonderful idea! How about we make some New Year’s goals this year and really try hard to achieve them.

 

Let’s think about it…. What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What level in VitaMist, would you like to achieve by the end of the year? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life? Think about it…. I’m sure you can add so much more to your list.

 

Take a piece of paper and a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose.

 

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story this year by setting goals.

 

 These are my New Year wishes for you;

 “Live your life to the fullest, and make each day count – Don’t let the important things go unsaid – Have simple pleasures in this complex world – Be a joyous spirit and sensitive soul – Take those long walks that would love to be taken – Explore those sunlit paths that would love to oblige – Make tomorrow happier by going there in ways that really matter – Try hard to achieve the goals you have set – And don’t ever forget that eventually dream-chasers become dream-catchers.”

 

From My Heart With LOV – Sari

Never Stop Dreaming

Written By: Graphics Department - Jan• 12•15

bill_small_pic-briefDream Catchers

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

History of Dream Catchers
Long ago when the word was sound, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and searcher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder’s willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life, how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they’ll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, “The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions.
If you believe in the great spirit, the web will filter your good ideas and the bad ones will be trapped and will not pass.”

The elder passed on his vision onto the people, and now many Indian people have a dreamcatcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good will pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The evil in their dreams are captured in the web, where they perish in the light of the morning sun. It is said the dreamcatcher holds the destiny of the future.

Dream Catcher Lore:
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams, not knowing the way, get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

How the Dream Catcher is made:
Using a hoop of willow, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, (feathers, arrow heads, beads, etc) the dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person’s dreams, trapping the bad ones, and letting only the good dreams pass through the dream catcher.

10 Must-Have Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Fridge

Written By: Graphics Department - Jan• 12•15

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A Light Salad Dressing

I use litehouse OPA dressing  – it’s made with Greek yogurt for a lighter take on blue cheese and ranch flavors. It’s also gluten-free, made with no artificial ingredients, and has less than 1 gram of sugar. Drizzle lightly on top of your favorite salads, or use as a creamy dip for dunking raw veggies. It works well on tacos too.

Flax Oil

Organic flax oil is a vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO food that is packed with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids. Add it to dressings, yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies for a boost of nutrients in every spoonful.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Bars

For a healthier sweet, try Enjoy Life dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free chocolate bars. In both dark and rice-milk flavors, these bars are a tasty guilt-free dessert. Enjoy alone, or try the crunchy chocolate bar crumbled on top of Greek yogurt for dessert!

Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are super seeds that have 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per serving—even more than chia seeds or flaxseeds. You can add hemp hearts to cereal, smoothies, salads, or yogurt for a boost of nutrition.

Hummus

Hummus is a tasty, creamy dip that can be paired with almost anything. I like Sabra’s Olive Tapenade Hummus along with chopped veggies or using it as a spread on pizzas or on sandwiches in place of mayo.

Avocado

Avocados are a great go-to food because they come ready to eat. Slice a ripe avocado in half, remove the pit, and sprinkle with lime juice, salt, and pepper for a snack you can make in under a minute. You can also add avocados to salads, sandwiches, omelets, toast, or tacos for delicious flavor and a serving of heart-healthy fats.

Chickpea Miso Paste

Chickpea miso paste is an alternative to soy-based miso that can be used in many of the same recipes. Whether you have soy allergies or just want something healthier—chickpeas are one of the most easily digested beans—add this flavorful paste to soups, dressings, and marinades for a salty boost.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar

Stock vinegars such as balsamic and apple cider for dressings and marinades. Both contain probiotics that help with digestion as well as antioxidants to counter the effects of free radicals. Drizzle them on your salad or fruit bowl, or make your own dressing with fresh herbs.

Freshly Squeezed Citrus Juice

Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits—citrus fruits add flavor to everything from meat to water. Whether you’re adding zesty lemon flavor to a salmon filet or adding a boost of lime flavor to your water, citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, folate, and potassium.

Almond Butter

Almond butter stores well (in the pantry or fridge) and is the ideal protein boost when you’re on the go. Add almond butter to toast, cereal, and apple slices.

Flax or Fish Oil

Empty calories won’t keep you full. If your body is craving substance, flax and fish oil will give you plenty of nutrient-rich omega-3 fatty acids. If the oily texture isn’t your favorite, try one of Barlean’s Omega Swirls, which have a creamy texture like a smoothie. These oils help keep your heart healthy, strengthen skin, hair, and nails, and improve your energy.

Graham Crackers

If you’re gluten-intolerant, Crunchmaster makes tasty gluten-free cinnamon-sugar Grammy Crisps, so you can enjoy sweet treats without upsetting your stomach. It’s a perfect alternative to sugary processed cookies when you need a sweet bite.

 

Source: SELF Magazine

Product of the Month

Written By: Graphics Department - Jan• 12•15

st-johns-wortDO YOU HAVE THE BLUES?

Used for centuries St. John’s Wort helps promote a positive mood and healthy balance.

Helping you deal with these negative feelings is an exciting formulation containing a special blend of St. John’s Wort, ginkgo biloba, vitamin B12, and folic acid.

St. John’s Wort has been used for more than two thousand years as a remedy for mild anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, and did you know that low levels of vitamin B12 and folacin are often associated with depression?  Make St. John’s Wort part of your daily routine!

Dear VitaMist Family

Written By: Graphics Department - Dec• 02•14

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The Holidays!  Here they are again.  A time to reflect, and a time to look forward.  Traditionally, it’s a time for families to get together and celebrate, and for friends to catch up on the happenings of the past year.

If you are reading this newsletter, then you are among the very fortunate.  You must count your blessings, because you have family and friends.  You have people who care about you and people who support you in all that you do.  Over this past year we have laughed together, cried together and prayed together.

Just like a real family, there have been ups and downs in all of our lives this year, but through it all, we held our belief in VitaMist, and together we grew our business and spread the word about these great products.  VitaMist introduced some exciting new products in 2014, as well as some incredible incentive programs.

So, as we celebrate the Holidays, and the year draws to a close, let’s all give thanks for the opportunities we have been given.  Let’s also pledge to seize those opportunities with both hands, and use them to achieve our goals in life.  But remember, we each hold the key to our own success. The best opportunity in the world will remain nothing more than an opportunity unless we take it!