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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Strategic Ways to Help Families in Crisis


Have you known of a family in crisis and with the best of intentions told them, "If there is anything I can do to help, let me know?"  Did that person take you up on the offer?  More times than not, the extended offer is not taken.  Why?  For most of us, it is very difficult to ask for help, even if we really need it.
To avoid missed opportunities to serve a family or individual in need, our offers of help must be specific and targeted. 
For example: 
Avoid saying:  If it would help to have a dinner brought over, just let me know.
Better stated:  What evening would be good for me to bring dinner over?

Tacking on the phrase, "just let me know" will 98% of the time not be responded to.  Telling the individual that you will be making dinner for them, they simply need to tell you what night to bring it alleviates to a larger extent the uncomfortableness of the offer.  If also shows that you really mean business and will follow through.
Perhaps childcare is more of a need during the crisis.  Offer a specific event or place you would like to take their child(ren), name the date and time unless there is more flexibility for the parent in need to give you that information.  Another way to help out with the children would be to take them to and from school or soccer practice. 

If time is not something you can devote, then mail a card or drop by their place with a card and include a gift card for gas, grocery, or restaurant.  The unique need will dictate the proper gift card.
Another way to bless an individual or family in need would be to pay for a green cleaning company to clean their home.  In crisis, a family's attention narrows done to the immediate circumstance while other tasks simply cannot be handled.   

The ideas to serve are too numerous to write.  Be aware and attentive to the possibilities and then be specific in how you can help!
Would you like to do more but…
Your lack of available time plague you when it comes to helping people in need

Your lack of time keeps you from volunteering at the organization you are passionate about.

Stay tune… You won't want to miss our next post on time stealers as we look at ways many people have been able to "get time back."

We hope this post has given you inspiring new ways to come alongside people you know who are in crisis or great need.  Let us know if this has been of help, leave a commentJ 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Household Cleaners for the Health of Baby and You!


There is a growing body of research that points to serious health effects from the use of chemical laden cleaners including laundry detergents.  Individuals most susceptible to chemical laden cleaners are infants, young children, those with asthma, allergies, and respiratory issues as well as those with weakened immune systems (including cancer patients).    If the research, coming from varied institutes and locations all point in the same direction, why are there not stronger warnings, messages, and even bans placed on these dangerous cleaners?  
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is said to be monitoring about 300 environmental chemicals that have been found within the human body. Many of these chemicals can be found in household cleaning products.  Why are they simply monitoring these chemicals?

Take for example asbestos:  How long was asbestos "being monitored" before something was done about its dangerous health affects?  We now have thousands of people with mesothelioma!
A 2010 study done by the New York State Department of Health found that "children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects."   Are women being warned of this occupational hazard?

What's the hold up?
"Big money" is at stake if these products were banned.

Regulating industries is a touchy subject, especially if lobbyist' money is at risk.

 A necessary baseline:
People should have the right to decide what products they want to use.  With that said, for the health and safety of the consumer, there needs to be much greater levels of transparencies regarding the chemicals used in household cleaning products and their true dangers.

What can YOU do:
At the grass roots, one way consumers can make a change on a national scale is to "vote" with their wallets.  This is occurring within the food industry as more and more people are purchasing organic foods, more organic food choices are becoming available.  The same, grass roots effort can bring positive changes in other industries!

For the sake of yourself, your family, pets, and environment seriously think about the household cleaners you have in your home.  If they are NOT 100% all-natural, you are more than likely inviting unwanted health issues into your home.  If you already have family members that have asthma, allergies, and or weakened immune systems; chemical laden cleaners will further aggravate their health problems.

HG Labs family of green cleaners: Brightly Green, Harmony Aromatherapy, Baby Harmony, are 100% all natural, sustainable and non-toxic.  Grandmother of ten, Sharron McAdams, founder and owner of HG Labs LLC. made sure that her green cleaning products were safe!  If they are green clean, baby safe for her grandchildren, they are safe for your family!   

If you own a residential/office cleaning company, seriously consider the ingredients in the cleaning products you use.  For the safety of yourself, your employees and clients—avoid toxic cleaning products! 

HG Labs' Brightly Green Cleaners is a leader in providing wholesale green cleaning products.  For more information, click link: green clean wholesale distributor.

HG Labs' Baby Harmony Cleaners are made with extra attention and care given to baby's unique sensitivities! Purchase Baby Harmony online—click link!

Have you recently made the switch to HG Labs' Baby Harmony Cleaners? 
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

21 Day Challenge for a Greener Clean Home: Part Two




End the cycle of weekend catch up green cleaning and organizing. 
 
Take control of your stuff and stop allowing it to control you! 
 
 One way to do this is by turning your closets into cash!  Here's how…
 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Create a Summer Vacation while at Home!


VACATION.  Ahhh, that special time when we draw closer together as a family; creating new memories!  Some years however, a summer vacation trip may not be do-able.  If this is that kind of year for you, don't give up on your summer!  Plan a stay-cation vacation for the family!  You just might be surprised at how much fun and memory making this type of vacation has to offer! 

What is a stay-cation vacation?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Green Cleaning Through the Seasons Part Two: The Kitchen


We recently began a new series entitled: "Green Cleaning Through the Seasons."  To start this series, we began with the office.  If you missed this great launching point, click "Organize my Work!" and get linked to the nuts and bolts of why we need to begin here and how. 
This week we are heading to the kitchen!

If we were to take a survey of the top ten New Year's Resolutions individuals make, one of the Top Ten would be—eat healthier!  Eating healthy on a consistent basis is best done by eating at home where you have greater control over the ingredients used in your meals.  Eating healthy meals at home are also less expensive than eating out.  Changing our eating habits will reveal changes we need to make in our food storage areas and refrigerators.  
To advance this resolution, we need to get our kitchen in shape!  Let's get to work…
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