SAY HELLO TO STEPPING STONES!

Are your weight-loss or nutritional plans bogged down in a sea of conflicting information about what you should, or should not eat?

Sandy O’Shea of Stepping Tones Wellness Inc. can help!

Does your kitchen need to be purged of unhealthy foods and stocked with healthy alternatives?

Sandy O’Shea can help.

Do you need to learn how to navigate the mysteries of the supermarket and how to plan and prepare delicious, tasty and nutritious meals?

Sandy O’Shea can help there too.

She is a holistic nutritionist and it would be her pleasure to help set your feet firmly on a path toward a healthier life.

Get in touch and she’ll develop a plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A HEALTHIER YOU,

ONE STEP AT A TIME.

Services Offered
Weight Management

If you are frustrated by all the diets books, blogs and TV shows or if you have tried to lose the fat, Stepping Stones Wellness Inc. can help you win the battle of the bulge.

Nutrition Therapy

Sandy can teach you how to eat for optimal health and nutrition. Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated.  She can help simplify nutrition and give you easy guidelines to follow.

Supermarket Tours

Learn how to read and decipher food labels and what the healthiest choices at the supermarket are for your goals.

Diabetes

Whether you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or with Type II diabetes, Sandy can help you avoid taking medications.  Balance your blood sugar and insulin levels and help regain your health naturally.

Pantry Makeover

 Clean out your cupboards and fridge to arm yourself with the healthiest food selections.  

Hormone Help

If you are struggling with PMS, perimenopause, menopause, andropause or thyroid issues get control of those crazy hormones.

Cooking Demonstrations

Learn how to make delicious, nutritious meals that everyone will love.  

Cooking Parties

Do you want to have a little fun in the kitchen?  Invite a few friends and prepare fun, nutritious, tasty meals.

Speaking Engagements

Whether it’s to a small group for lunch and learn sessions regarding balanced nutrition or larger groups to provide information on how to live a vibrant, healthy life.

For more information, contact Sandy at:

www.steppingstoneswellnessinc.com

sandy@steppingstoneswellnessinc.com

416-300-3413

31Thirty-One Gifts is about so much more than just a bag. We are a family of individuals who share a passion for empowering women, and who are committed to celebrate, encourage and reward others for who they are. The name Thirty-One Gifts comes from Proverbs 31, which describes the attributes and the importance of a “Virtuous Woman.”

Their mission is to help women by giving them the opportunity to own their own business, providing them with all the tools and support necessary to find success and possibly build a new career!

Founder, President & CEO Cindy Monroe started Thirty-One in her basement in 2003. From those humble beginnings they’ve grown into one of the most successful direct-selling businesses in the world, with more than 90,000 independent Sales Consultants across the U.S. and Canada – many of whom are reaching their dreams through this opportunity!

They believe in the power of relationships, and while the modern world says relationships can thrive from a distance, we know better. They’re passionate about bringing women together and creating opportunities for them to shop face-to-face while building new friendships.

“We’re proud to support girls, women and families”

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On average, a girl’s self-esteem peaks at age 9. And less than 7%* of all philanthropic dollars in the U.S. are directed specifically to women and girls.

Thiry-One is helping to change those numbers.

Through our charitable arm, Thirty-One Gives, we’ve formed partnerships with nonprofit organizations that share our mission, including Girl Talk, Inc. and Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

Since 2012, we’ve donated more than $80 million in cash and products to improve the lives of women, girls and families.

Meet Becky Bonitatibus!

Just to tell you a little about myself I started with Thirty-One Gifts in May 2014 and am loving it. I love the flexibility of my hours and being able to work with amazing people!
A girlfriend of mine first introduced me to Thirty-One Gifts and at the time I had never heard of this company. I started looking through the catalogue and loved all the colours and patterns I saw. I started searching on youtube and pinterest and found so many different and unique  ways of using these products!
I have a team of 6 wonderful ladies who work with me and I enjoy encouraging, supporting and helping every single one of them.
Being a Thirty-One Gifts consultant has helped  boost my confidence and has really opened my eyes to so many great opportunities.
Please feel free to reach out to me and let me know how I can help you in any way with Thirty-One Gifts!

Becky Bonitatibus
905-621-2466
beckygibson2@yahoo.com

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This month, if you haven’t already heard is Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Month.  For those of you who’ve never heard of this or would like a little more background information, here it is:

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated October as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month – an action that launched the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement. Although over a quarter century has passed, this issue remains prevalent as, each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child.

Did you know that:

The loss of a child stays with a family forever, but the emotional and physical impacts are often challenging for others to truly understand. Having support through grief is paramount to recovery.

Unfortunately, sadly, I am that 1 in 4. A friend of mine told me that once I shared my story, I will feel a weight lifted knowing that I have been a true testimony to other mothers and parents going through or have gone through a similar experience. So here goes….

My hubby and I were so excited to start our family as soon as we got married in October 2011. By December of that same year, we were expecting! The pregnancy was wonderful. I didn’t have any morning sickness, but was always tired. Of course, I would take that over the morning sickness any and everyday. We didn’t find out the sex, but just knew in our gut we’d be having a boy. I had just finished with 2 baby showers over a weekend and received many gifts from my colleagues at work as I began my maternity leave. Hubby and I furnished the nursery and just had to put up the wall decal and all would be set and ready for Baby Boy Watson’s arrival.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant, eagerly wanting to hold our first born, cuddle and kiss him and let him know how excited his daddy and I were at the very thought off raising him. He was always so very active in my womb. Kicking, twisting and turning at every chance he got, but something changed that Thursday evening. Something wasn’t quite right. I called my husband at work and told him to get home right away. He assured me and made me feel better as he always did when I worried at the slightest twinge throughout the pregnancy. But this time was just different. I just knew it. Where were all the kicks, twists and turns? They were there but not as frequent as even the day before. At the advice of my midwife, we met her at the hospital where she hooked me up to a machine and like music to my ears, there was the thumping of his strong and steady heartbeat. Hubby gave me that I told you so look as he wiped my nervous tears away.

At this point, it was coming up to midnight and the OB on-call that night wanted to check me out. I was 2cm dilated which was right on track considering I had just over a week to go. Although I was relieved and still elated over the good news so far, her face said otherwise, which right away returned me to the feeling of dread. She then proceeded to tell me my options: get induced or emergency c-section. Confusion and worry flying all over at this point, all I was able to understand was that baby boy did not react to stimuli during my earlier exam despite having a strong heartbeat which was a cause of concern to the OB, rightfully so. As she went on and on about my options, I immediately said and repeated, “Get him out now! Do whatever you gotta do. Just get him out!”. And just like that, our birth plan of having a medicine-free, hypno-water birth at home went right out the window. I didn’t care. We were going to get him out as soon as possible so he would be safe. After a trembling phone call to my sister to let her know I was prepping for surgery and after a pep talk from my hubby and alot of prayers, they wheeled me in.

Our beautiful son, Elijah Eric Watson was born on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 1:27am and died on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:35am. Our little man (we knew it was a boy!) fought so hard, but that strong heartbeat faded slowly and there he went, without a sound and sadly without his mom, but thankfully with daddy by his side. That was and is the best and worst day of my life. And for the rest of my life, I will remain broken and empty in that place in my heart where the memory of Elijah takes up residence.

Right then and there, my light went out and I don’t like the dark. For months, I hated God, I hated the hospital and the doctors, I hated myself for not saving our child and I hated the world for moving on without me like it didn’t care what I just went through. Damn them all!  A few weeks later, we buried my son, which til this day is still a blur.

Most marriages do not survive such a tragedy though most would think tragedy brings people together. Hubby and I had our arguments. I resented him for going back to work so soon after and leaving me alone to my deep and darkened thoughts. I yearned to be with Elijah. Nothing else mattered. I didn’t eat or sleep. My mind was racing all the time and eventually all blame went to myself. How could I not know he was in trouble? I’m his mom so, how could I not know? Why didn’t I go to the hospital sooner? So many questions and not enough answers. I hated the world.

It may not seem like it to those that may be suffering through the loss of their child (ren), but time does heal. It doesn’t help you forget, but it does heal. I can now speak Elijah’s name with a smile instead of barely being able to speak it. Hubby and I went through a rough patch, but we came to realize that grief is handled differently by everyone. It doesn’t mean they are not hurting the same, it’s just in a different way which can also be expressed differently. I am a testimony to you and all moms that time does heal. You can and will survive. I did. I do.

I am now a mommy to a very active 2-year old baby girl, our rainbow, the light of our lives. But I still remember, quite vividly, the time when I was a childless mother, feeling the weight of my baby in my arms, though he wasn’t there. Lets light a candle for all the babies gone too soon.

The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct personal tastes, but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together.

After lots of trial and error, the proprietary nail wraps of Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010. The DIY, at-home application and incredible variety of designs caught on quickly and sales soared. A new era of nail art was born.

Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days! Gone are the days of the single colored manicure. Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money.

Made in the USA, Jamberry nail wraps offer peace of mind with no odors, no chemicals and no animal testing. The startling diversity of our 200+ designs keeps things fresh for stylish ladies of all ages and tastes. For those who love the confidence that comes from having manicured hands, Jamberry offers a professional salon look without the high cost or hassle.

Join the nail revolution, ladies!

For more information on this wonderful business or to purchase or sample these gems, please contact Becky Brown, Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant at rebeccabrowns@hotmail.com or visit www.beckybrown.jamberry.com

becky

 

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