Saturday, February 8, 2014

Creating Your Life

We Create the Tone and Circumstances of Our Own Lives

This is the principle by which all things manifest (or don’t manifest) and it operates in every
aspect of our lives, whether we’re aware of it or not. Becoming aware of it and living
consciously can totally transform your life!

Everything is Energy

Everything is energy, including us. This fact is discovered and confirmed by scientists, meditators,
and philosophers. Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein and many
spiritual masters have spoken of this fact.

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Every living thing has a unique energy signature, a vibration. As humans, our vibration changes
by what we focus on. When you look at a beautiful sunset or watch a puppy playing
(or a happy puppy playing in a beautiful sunset) your vibrations will soften. If you pay
attention, you will feel a quality of openness and love.

Conversely, if you check in with yourself while watching the 5 o’clock news reporting
a robbery, you’ll probably notice that your vibrations will shift into a state of contraction,
actually pulling away from the quality of love. In other words, you will feel negative feelings.
Strangely the subconscious mind cannot distinguish between an actual event and a
dramatization on TV. Even your own imagination can affectyour vibration.

Our Vibrations Change With Our Thoughts

Our vibrations change by the thoughts that we keep our attention on, especially by the
thoughts that hold our dominant attention. If your mind is predominantly filled with lack or
resistance, you will feel a negative energy pervade your being. On the other hand, if you
train yourself to focus on positive thoughts, you will feel yourself aligning with love and wellbeing.

Like Attracts Like

Like attracts like -- something I wish worked with middle school crushes. In that case
it was more of "desperate obsession attracts horrified revulsion".

However, the truth is, we are magnetic beings. Whatever vibration we hold within ourselves
magnetically draws to us more of the same. Ever noticed how when you’re in a wonderful
mood, people around you seem happier, more polite, and easy to be around? Or when
you’re in a funk, people cut you off on the freeway or treat you rudely in the grocery store?
That is your energy at work! If we arefocused on negative thoughts and feelings, we
attract to ourselves more of that very same energy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Alien Cat (aka Cornish Rex)

Nova - Cornish Rex Cat
We live with two feline aliens.
Actually they are called Cornish Rexes and they are a unique breed of cat.
My babies are Nova (male) and Nebula (female with impressive gray mustache).  They are cats that act like dogs in their love of affection and need for contact. 
I have wanted a Cornish Rex for a long time after seeing their unusual looks.  The more I studied them the more I fell in love with the breed.
Nova and Nebula

The most striking feature of the breed is their coat. It is very short, lies close to the body, and is incredibly soft to the touch, prompting comparisons to cut velvet, karakul lamb, rabbit fur, or silk. It is in a class of it's own and it is a pleasure to pet this breed--which is a win/win for cat and human.

Nebula - take a look at that mustache!

In addition to the coat, the Cornish Rex has a distinct egg-shaped head with high cheekbones, hollow cheeks, a strongly bridged Roman nose, and large ears set high on the head. The body "has been compared to that of a Whippet, with its arched back, barrel chest, small waist, and very fine, long legs. In spite of their dainty appearance, these small to medium sized cats are extremely hard-bodied and muscular, using their well developed hips and long legs for fast starts and stops, quick turns, and high jumps." Credit CFA
Because of their coat, some people mistakenly believe that they do not shed and are hypoallergenic. In fact, all cats shed but the Cornish Rex shedding is minimal and they tend to be more easily tolerated by people with cat allergies.

I have had cat allergies my entire life. I now share a bed with two soft kitties that like to sleep ON TOP of me. I still have to make certain I am careful not to touch my eyes after petting them but otherwise I am fine.

Even though my babies look like aliens they actually originated in Cornwall, England, where one first appeared in a litter of barn cats in 1950. A cream-colored male, named Kallibunker, was covered in tight rows of tiny curls, giving him the appearance of a miniature lamb. He had a slender, fine-boned body standing on long legs, a narrow head, enormous “bat ears,” and a long, whippy tail. Kallibunker was a genuine mutation and was bred back to his mother to produce curly kittens. The curly coated cats were "bred with Burmese, Siamese, and British domestic shorthair cats, resulting in a broad genetic base for the Cornish Rex breed and the knowledge that the gene was recessive." Credit CFA

Nebula: "Stop talking about my mustache!"

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oxidative Stress is a Killer

Oxidative Stress

We use and sell Protandim, an Nrf2 activator which reduces oxidative stress.

Which is awesome, but what does it mean??


"Oxidation" is the chemist's term for the process of removing electrons from an atom or molecule. The result of this change can be destructive - rusting iron is a familiar result of oxidation. Here, oxygen is the responsible agent, but other oxidizing agents, such as chlorine, can be as harsh.

Although we need oxygen to live, high concentrations of it are actually corrosive and toxic. We obtain energy by burning fuel with oxygen - that is, by combining digested food with oxygen from the air we breathe. This is a controlled metabolic process that, unfortunately, also generates dangerous byproducts. These include free radicals - electronically unstable atoms or molecules capable of stripping electrons from any other molecules they meet in an effort to achieve stability. In their wake they create even more unstable molecules that then attack their neighbors in domino-like chain reactions.

By the time a free radical chain fizzles out, it may have ripped through vital components of cells like a tornado, causing extensive damage, similar to that caused by ionizing radiation.

Oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings to bear (natural and artificial radiation, toxins in air, food and water; and miscellaneous sources of oxidizing activity, such as tobacco smoke). credit: Dr. Andrew Weil

Nrf2 is a powerful protein that is latent within each cell in the body, unable to move or operate until it is released by an Nrf2 activator. Once released it migrates into the cell nucleus and bonds to the DNA at the location of the Antioxidant Response Element (ARE) or also called hARE (Human Antioxidant Response Element) which is the master regulator of the total antioxidant system that is available in ALL human cells.
Comprised of natural plant ingredients, Protandim is a patented, science-based, research-backed formula that has been tested and validated by renowned universities and institutions. It is the only supplement clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress in humans by an average of 40 percent in 30 days.

Protandim activates Nrf2, which communicates with cells, instructing them to do what they're already designed to do: up-regulate "survival genes," genes that enable cells to survive in the face of stress from free radicals and other oxidants, and down-regulates other genes to help the body function at an optimal level.


LifeVantage is deeply rooted in science. Science is at the heart of everything we do. Our flagship product, Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer®, has been validated by peer-reviewed studies conducted in the laboratories of respected universities such as The Ohio State University, LSU and the University of Colorado Denver. The results of these studies have been published in mainstream medical journals such as Free Radical Biology & Medicine and Enzyme Research.
There has never been a better time to begin your LifeVantage business. Those who see the potential and act now will be the beneficiaries of our continued, imminent growth.

But here is what makes LifeVantage different: distributors have the exclusive right to share Protandim, the Nrf2 Syngerizer, which is protected by patents and validated by peer-reviewed science.

The strength of our business opportunity lies in the foundation of science behind our product: third-party and peer-reviewed studies. This academic scrutiny validates Protandim as a unique product in the marketplace. No other network marketing company offers that.

LifeVantage has a compensation plan unlike any other because of the associated bonuses and payouts percentage. Distributors who take advantage of this compensation plan, along with the timing of company growth and the foundation of science, will change their lives and the lives of others for the better.

Contact us at LifeVantage Boulder

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Myth of Multitasking


"Human multitasking is the best performance by an individual of appearing to handle more than one task at the same time. The term is derived from computer multitasking. An example of multitasking is taking phone calls while typing an email." -Wikipedia

Does anyone else remember when multitasking was considered the holy grail of the business world? More recent studies, however, have shown that multitasking actually reduces productivity and can cause more errors in our work.

It is bad to make mistakes when working for a boss--when you work for yourself it can be fatal!

As we mentioned in our last post the key to productivity is not 'more time' but instead 'more space'. Multitasking may create the illusion of more time but it's eating up our psychic bandwidth and creating less mental 'space'.

Rapid Refocus

How do we make more space in the mind and still do everything we need to make our business(es) successful?

Then trick is "rapid refocus". A martial artist can fight four opponents at one time by fighting one opponent at a time, one right after the other. He doesn’t let the last (or the next) fight interfere with the present one. By focusing on the moment, his concentration defeats all. (credit Zentivity)

In business we need to think like the martial artist and tackle each project with full concentrated focus in order to get the best, most positive results.

Guard your creativity and don't let the myth of multitasking drain your resources. Be the business Ninja focusing your energy on the problem or project at hand and then rapidly refocusing as the next issue arises.

____________Join me at Xpress Healthcare

Crisis Evokes Serenity

Have you noticed that during the times of your life when you were facing a crisis or other incident that took 100% of your brain power your mind focuses to a pinpoint and you have sudden and amazing clarity in the situation?

Of course you probably didn't think about it at the time. You were probably nailing plywood to your windows or administering CPR or swerving to avoid an accident. It all went by so fast you didn't stop to pay attention to the way your brain handled the moment.

Most of our time is spent far away from crisis. We hit the snooze button a couple of times, shower, drink that first blessed cup of coffee, drive to work barely noticing the world around us. The rest of the day, week, month, year goes pretty much the same.

Highly Distracted

And while we do not want to live a life of constant crisis, we should always strive for a degree of that true clarity.

What is on your mind?

Who hasn't said "If I only had more time...?"

But the secret is simply this: it is not about time, it is about SPACE.

We only have a certain, finite amount of psychic bandwidth and if our creative energy is being used to fix every little problem that has popped into our head or is buzzing around us like bees we will have nothing but wasted energy.

Save your creativity. Get in your 'zone'. Be ready for change.

Zen Buddhists use the term "mind like water". Bruce Lee said, "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."

Strive for flexibility, not perfection. Clear your mind and give yourself SPACE to think, to create, to grow.

(Credit: David Allen - CFA Leadercast...based on my own notes)

Nicole Kann's Xpress Healthcare

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ammo Against Health Care Reform?

I wanted to share an article from Life Health Pro which is an insurance industry publication.  My 'day job' is Benefits Consultant - a fancy term for insurance agent.  I spend most of my week selling health insurance, maintaining my client base, and explaining health care reform!  

As an insider in the insurance industry I believe that we are going to see an increased need for medical discount memberships like Xpress Healthcare.  

PPACA is going to require that all Americans purchase health insurance in 2014.  We may see an increase of premiums for individual coverage and even group coverage especially for people under 40!  

If a company must provide affordable health insurance to their employees, many people will see a reduction of ancillary benefits offered by employers.  These ancillary benefits include dental, vision, life and disability, critical illness, etc.  

The market for discount healthcare programs like Xpress Healthcare will likely be booming as 2014 looms.

I wanted to simply share this information with you and hope that you will share it with others.  
This is truly the time to join with a health care discount program such as Xpress Healthcare

The time to provide a necessary service and product is NOW! 

The time to offer a solution to the fear that Americans feel about reform is NOW!

The time to make money by helping others is NOW! 
Read the full article here:
Ammo Against PPACA? Medical Discount Cards

Monday, May 13, 2013

Simply Lead

Chick-fil-a Leadercast: Simply Lead

I was privileged to attend the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast on Friday, May 10th broadcast from Atlanta to Colorado.

The speakers were impressive but I was coming down with a flu bug and not exactly looking forward listening to someone talk all day long.  I was glad I attended, however, and I learned some important and vital truths about business and leadership.

Andy Stanley

I want to start with Andy Stanley who said: "Wherever there is growth there is complexity.  Complexity is the enemy of CLARITY"


When in any business situation you must ask yourself:

1) What are we doing?
2) Why are we doing it?
3) Where do I fit in?

If you don't know EXACTLY what you are doing you will certainly have a difficult time reaching your goals Determine what you are doing, this is your mission statement.

When it comes to "why?" ask yourself: "What would happen if I didn't do this thing that I am doing?" Where would your world, your community, your network or your family be if you never started XYZ Business? That is your "WHY"

Knowing where you fit in tends to be more applicable in a larger company, perhaps one that you don't own yourself...but it can be a handy question if you work with a spouse, partner, friend, etc in your home business. In this case you can ask yourself: "What is my unique contribution?"
In our business, my husband is the salesman and I am the back office. We do help with all aspects of our network marketing businesses but our unique contributions and core responsibilities are different and work well together.
Don't ever forget that growth creates complexity. When your business is getting out of hand and there seems to be chaos at every turn do not automatically think that you are doing something wrong. You may be doing everything exactly right but now it is time to remind yourself the complexity requires simplicity.
When the chaos gets overwhelming remember these three vital steps:
  • Simplify the situation.
  • Cloister yourself somewhere private and quiet.
  • Re-center yourself, your mind, your goals, your mission.


Learn more about becoming an Affiliate Business Owner with Xpress Healthcare.

"Our mission is to bring a new sense of comfort to both our customers, as well as our Affiliate Business Owners. We will bring this comfort through health savings and financial gain. We look to revolutionize the discount healthcare industry as a whole, while at the same time bringing financial freedom to families across the nation. As we continue to grow and offer benefits to our members and ABO’s, Xpress Healthcare™ will be a recognized brand that brings hope and success to millions."
~Xpress Healthcare