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Love Your Body, Home, and Family!

Valentine’s Day, make the decision to LOVE yourself and your family by caring for your body and your home!

 Love Your Body, Home, and Family!

Love yourself with whole healthy foods.

Have you ever heard the saying, your body is the temple of your spirit?  Google it and you’ll probably find a variety of passages and links to religious sites.  I grew up hearing my father say this many times and although he is not a religious person he is a big believer in caring for his body and teaching his children to do the same.  I catch myself saying this to my kids at least once a week.  Remember, your body is the temple of your spirit, not a garbage can.  Make good choices!  Love and respect yourself through the long journey of your life on earth, and on and on.  Sorry, I don’t want to bore you with my Mommy Spiel.   Whatever it takes to make the spiritual connection with our mind and body is a personal choice that is taught or acquired.  Some more practical advice for treating our bodies as the temples they are – not defiling them by eating too much or by eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol excessively, or practicing any other unhealthy habits.

What does it mean to view your body as a temple? Think about it this way: would you enter G-d’s home and make a big mess, throwing garbage around and vandalizing it? Of course not – in the same way, your body is a gift that is meant to be cared for.

Avoid processed food and toxic chemicals!  The store name Whole Foods evokes a sense of unadulterated whole foods not processed.  Don’t be fooled by boxed products labeled organic and yet they too can be processed.  Even at Whole Foods you have to carefully navigate through the store choosing between conventional (pesticide treated) produce vs. organic.   Choose fresh, whole, organic food for you and for your family. Keep your body’s home in good condition by making healthy choices like exercising regularly and reducing your exposure to toxins (like those found in many cleaning products).

 Love Your Body, Home, and Family!

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

When you view your body this way and start to treat it as a temple of your Spirit, you’ll see your health improve, your energy increase, and your body image improve. Your spiritual life is not a separate issue from your health and wellbeing – it’s all connected.

May Every Step You Take Be Healthy!

Best Regards,
Debbie Greenspan's signature
Debbie Estis Greenspan
Founder/CEO/Mom
Dr. Doormat, Inc.

Green Seals Lending Credibility to Products

Marketing a product in today’s global economy certainly has challenges.  I think just being in business is harder today than it was twenty years ago.

My sister and I were recently comparing notes on the world of business and how different it was for our parents’ generation.  It’s not just the economy; it’s the complexity of taking a product or service and bringing it to the market.  When I explained the process of getting my product from conception to the store shelf, or on the screen of a major web site, it’s hard to believe just how many hoops I had to jump through.

I learned a number of interesting things in the process of designing my packaging and researching the marketing opportunities and required language that needs to be on the package to be compliant in different countries.  For example, as a consumer I didn’t realize just how misleading some of those seals of approval can be.

Credibility for Sale?

 Green Seals Lending Credibility to Products

Is credibility for sale?

I thought it would be great to have seals of approval printed on my box to lend credibility to my product.  What I didn’t know is that most of them are all marketing programs designed to drive revenue to that organization.  There are over 400 Green Seals, Parent-tested seals, Allergy Foundation Seals, Lung Association seals, Great Housekeeping seals–and they all cost a lot of money.

Some of the seal programs can cost as much as $20,000 to $1,000,000 annually.  Some require you to purchase advertising in a magazine.  Even the Better Business Bureau collects a fee, and it’s pretty easy for a business to participate.  In the end, it’s best to know that a 3rd party lab has tested a product and is not collecting an annual fee or percentage of sales per product sold.

It’s unfortunate to think that in today’s world even credibility is for sale.  I read this article recently that Whole Foods published in their magazine and it was interesting to be able to see it from both the consumer side as well as the manufacturer side.

May Every Step You Take Be Healthy!

Best Regards,
Debbie Greenspan's signature
Debbie Estis Greenspan
Founder/CEO/Mom
Dr. Doormat, Inc.