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New to Sharing Your Life Story In Business?Here are Five Tips to Getting Started.

Are you new to sharing your Life Story in business?  Maybe you have seen others sharing

parts of their Life Story,but have no clue on where to begin.

If you haven’t placed importance on sharing your Life Story in your business,

then it should be on your “to do” list for 2019.

I am going to share five tips you can use to incorporate your

Life Story into your business, because there are

countless reasons that make it important for your business going into the future.

If you want to stand out and catch the attention of your clients in a crowded,

distracted, and overstimulated world, then the most effective way to do that,

according to marketing experts,

is to appeal to your clients emotions so they remember you.

One of the best ways to do that, is by sharing parts of your story.

 …. leaders who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others.

          ~Nick Morgan(President/Founder of Public Words)

Story-telling experts say that every time you share “your story” or

“a story,” it should begin by asking,

“Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them?”

In other words, what is the ultimate message you wish to convey?

Once you nail that down, you can figure out how to use your story to illustrate it.

Stories are the original viral tool.  Based on people remembering a story, “the returns could last for months and even years.”


What key and memorable events  in your own life make YOU believe in the idea or selling point you are trying to share?  For instance,

let’s say you are a Life Coach, and you

want to sell the idea that working with you will help them move

forward in life.

You could share a time in your life when you felt stuck

and how a certain life coach, professor or pastor gave you the

encouragement and tools you needed to get the ball rolling again.

This brings up another strategy of incorporating your Life Story…

showing your vulnerability and how you overcame in a situation

or struggle, makes you more personal.  People want to know how you

overcame a struggle, so maybe they can too!

Sharing your personal Life Story can be scary, but it’s worth the risk.  The ones who want to stay are the ones who matter.

                                                 ~Joscelyn Duffy

People in the tribe you are building want to be part of your journey, your story…

Highlighting a struggle or challenge, aka, conflict, can get their attention

by appealing to their emotions.  The story-telling experts say not to make

yourself the super hero, but focus more on the lessons learned or by

using people in your Life Story as the true heroes.

Knowing how to share parts of your Life Story

is key to retaining your audience.  I have personally noticed a trend on social Media to ramble

on and on when most people will not remember anything except

the emotional,educational, or entertainment value of what was being

said. If you are not selling shoes, then writing about the color of your shoes won’t be remembered!

What they will remember

is when you share how you felt or the expressions on someones face.

Less detail on unimportant things will

ultimately mean less rambling, which your tribe won’t remember anyway!

Don’t assume you do not have anything to share from

your Life Story.  With some question prompts, you can be well on your way to

bringing your Life Story to your clients and tribe by jogging your memory

of important events in your life.

My guide for Life Story Sharing is included in

my Life Story Coaching Program. 

Feel free to check it out..just click link above.

So at this point, can you see why it might be

important to share more of your story with others

in the biz world?

Other applications could include book topics, blog topics,

speaking engagements, etc..

Just start and it will become easier!

If you need some help

we can definitely get you started!  We are currently

booking consultations for our  Life Story Coaching Programs

Book your spot now to get your Life Story Party started now!!

We can definitely help by giving  your Life story “a voice”!

Just click the link above

now to learn more.

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How You Can Help People You know Recover Following A Traumatic Event

It seems like every time you turn on the news these days that some traumatic event

flashes before your eyes leaving images and impressions

of helplessness to the viewer. Even harder is when a trauma touches your community or someone you


There are ways you can help others recover from a traumatic event,

even if you do not have a backround in trauma management.  Do you know someone personally

that has just experienced a major trauma such as a natural disaster, accident, or  maybe a

victim of

a violent act?

Most of us want to help the people we know and love, but don’t know how.

We feel awkward on what to say to others that will show we care but we truely want to

help them in the recovery process

after they have experienced a traumatic life


Recently, the community I live in has experienced two devastating

natural disasters that has cost several their lives.

These disasters left behind many who experienced firsthand

a traumatic life event that will take

a huge amount of ongoing support from those they love and know

in order to recover.

Many people have expressed how much they themselves

are traumatized by the events they have seen or heard about

on the news or through friends.

There  are ways you can help people recover  or if you want to know how to reach out

to friends, loved ones, or even strangers following a traumatic event such as a natural disaster.

First, you need to realize that recovery is a process and may play out in a

persons life over a long period of time.

Recovery is also different for each person.  This means that ongoing support and understanding are vital if you really want to help.

Helping others establish a normal routine is a crucia lfirst step to beginning the recovery process.


Practical support could be as simple as taking care of children for a few hours


or even grocery shopping and running errands can help when life becomes suddenly hard and overwhelming.


Encourage those in the recovery process to take time for self care such as

eating healthy,


and time for complete relaxation.


Help others minimize repeated exposure to the trauma

through media coverage that makes a person often relive

the experience over and over.

Instead, track important information for them by using local government websites.


You can provide much needed emotional support without having to know what to say by being a good listener

or just providing the comfort of being there.

Forcing someone to talk about the event before they are ready, is never helpful.


When someone is ready to talk about the trauma they have witness or experienced, it may be helpful

to do the following…..

Reassure them that distress is to be expected after what they have experienced…Validation is key….


Listen more than give advice.

Avoid cliche statements like, “You will be fine,” or “Everything works out for the good.”  Although

this may be true, it is not comforting for someone recovering from a major trauma.


Acknowledge and validate their distress instead with statements like, “It’s really tough to go through something

like this,” or “I am really sorry you have to go through this.”  You can also say things like, “This is such a rough time for you, how are you doing?”


If the person you know, after a long period of time following the

traumatic event

continues to feel sad or numbed,

shut down or distant,

has a lack of energy,

increased irritibility,

or suicidal, and other non coping symptoms,

make sure you help them find or encourage them to seek professional help

from a licensed Medical Provider or Counselor.


You can be a great help to those who are recovering from a traumatic event,

it just takes plenty of love, comfort, and support.

These guidelines are taken from Phoenix Australia Center

For Post Traumatic Mental Health.

If in any doubt about how you can help, reach out to Medical Professionals in your locale.

Our company, Recoop, will be launching an Outreach to those recently affected by the

Mudslides in Montecito, California, by providing several Recoop Recovery Robe Care Packages

that will include

Our 100% Organic Cotton Recovery and Spa Robes and other high end Self Care Essentials.

This is our way of reaching out to our community to help aide in the recovery process.

Your support to those you love during this time in their life

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Top Health Tips During and After Wildland Fires

The top health tip for anyone living near a wild land fire during or after the incident, according to Kaiser, is centered around

your respiratory systems.  Protecting your water and food supplies is also at the top of the list.

Here are some top health tips to keep in mind if you are living near a major wild land fire.

  • Smoke particles and ash affect air quality which can cause breathing difficulties.  If you can see or smell smoke, avoid all outdoor physical activities.
  • Keep all doors and windows closed
  • Use fans to circulate air inside the house.
  • If you have central air conditioning, turn it on.  If you are using a window airconditioning unit, make sure the filter is clean.
  • For people with Asthma or any other Respiratory condition, make sure to use your quick relief inhalers and controlled steroid inhalers as prescribed.  Call 911 if severe shortness of breath or call your MD if symptoms worsen.
  • Healthy individuals may experience scratchy throat, watery eyes, coughing, chest pain, headaches, and runny nose.  Contact your MD or local pharmacist to treat the symptoms.  Call 911 if you have any symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, or when in doubt.
  • If you must work outdoors wear a Niosh certified respirator face mask. (Dust mask)  Surgical face masks will not protect you from smoke particles.
  • Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Do not use any water or food that is contaminated in any way by smoke and ash.
  • The best tip is to stay indoors as much as possible and seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.
  • Do not forget about your pets!  Keep them indoors when possible and make sure their drinking water is clean.
  • If you need to return to your home after a fire incident, always wear a dust mask and gloves when being exposed to ash.

Recovery is crucial when being exposed to smoke from wild land fires at any time.  Our company, Recoop, offers ongoing free tips and information on recovering from stress related events. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for ongoing support.  We also offer our Signature 100% Organic Cotton Recovery and Spa Robe that aides in the recovery process.  If you or someone you know needs a special touch during this time, you can purchase one by clicking here.  We are selling them at our lowest price and giving an additional 25% off with Coupon Code extra25 applied at checkout.  Our shipping is expedited so you will receive them quickly.  You can also have the Robes shipped to any recipient and include a note with your gift.

Please be smart and safe during and after a fire incident.  Evacuate if told to do so and be prepared!

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Self Care Action Guide


Self Care Action Guide

To lead a well balanced life, it is essential to take care of yourself as a whole person, in each of these areas which  includes Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Cognitive, and Work.  Most people are surprised by the Work category, but we are talking about every aspect of your life and most of us spend a large portion of our time in a work environment.  Sign up for our Newsletter and our Free Guide on Taking Your Life Back, then Click the Download Here Button for your free downloadable Self Care Action Guide.


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Discover How Our Robe With A Story Is Helping In the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Do you dream or desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself?

Do you truly want to make a difference in other peoples lives?  Maybe you are at a crossroads in your business, because you are being stretched to accomodate so much more in your purpose?

If you are contemplating the “why” behind the delays of launching or just want to be a part in a great story, then read on!

Maybe you are being called in the direction of becoming a Social Enterprise?

Like so many entrepreneurs, my company, Recoop, began with this mission and purpose.

Since stepping out of my comfort zone, and taking the leap of faith to start my own business,

the purpose has become so much bigger!

In case you are wondering, why I can say this,

here are the details behind this bigger purpose and why we named

our Signature 100% Organic Cotton Robe, The Robe with  a Story.  


Following the dream and calling meant leaving my comfort zone and present employer, where I was a College Health Nurse, and going into the unknown.  Looking back,even with all the challenges of the online entrepreneurial world, I am so glad I took the leap of faith, because it has all been worth it.

                                             ~Ann Cooper

It has always been my desire, through my company, Recoop, to help women recoup or recover the things in their life

that have been lost to them.

I also wanted to launch a clothing line that was sustainable, yet beautiful

and comfortable to wear.

This idea came from my own need to have easy clothes to wear throughout my life, but also made me feel pretty!  Equally important to me was not supporting those that were careless with the environment or mistreated workers in any way.

Less stress for the well dressed!


Our tagline, Take Back Your Life, says it all!

I decided early on that Recoop would only do business with others that hold true to the highest ethical practice when it comes to labor and products. so I knew that when

we launched our clothing line it had to be Eco-friendly and ethically made.


A Social Ecommerce Enterprise in the making….

~ Ann Cooper


My company, Recoop, was born on September 11, 2015.

I had no idea when I added, “Get Business License,” to my weekly goals that

the actual day I went to obtain it fell on the historic day of 9/11.

Although I cannot bring back the lives that were lost on that terrible day, I knew that this was all part of

our companies destiny in the making.  I could endeavor to live, and also help others live to their fullest God given potential,

in their memory.

My company, Recoop, wants to help others achieve this through all of its offerings.  Inspiration, information, and sustainable products that will help you to Take Your Life Back and recover that which has been lost!

Do not be surprised when you start out as an entrepreneur if your original plans do not line up perfectly or in the time frame you planned.  Sometimes the dream or vision is bigger than what you thought and it takes time to align with the expanded purpose.

                                                                                       ~ Ann Cooper


Recoop’s Eco-friendly Clothing Line that I dreamed of launching a few

months into the journey, did not take off like a rocket the way

I had originally hoped!  During this seemingly delay, my company’s true destiny was being formed into something slightly different and bigger than I originally thought it would become.


The door of revelation was opening up to Recoop’s greater purpose!


Our company evolved into a Social Ecommerce Enterprise that goes above and beyond our clients and customers

to help women who are coming out of the sex trafficking industry.

Recoop does this by giving a percentage of each sale to a local nonprofit organization and by bringing awareness to this horrific issue happening in modern times.

We launched our Signature Product, Recoops 100% Organic Cotton Recovery and Spa Robe a few months ago knowing that the Robe was so much more than a product that people wear!

“The Robe With A Story,” was born!  Every person who wears it becomes a part of the story!

Recoop’s Robe is more than just a robe you put on after a shower for your morning coffee.

It is the complete feeling that you have when you put one on,

that all is well with my soul, and that I can embrace this time to recover and get renewed, because I am worthy and I am important.  My life and soul need this space in time to be renewed, so that I can continue to make a difference and nurture those in my sphere of influence.

Recoop has also created a beautiful partnership for women

and men who purchase one of our 100% Organic Cotton Recovery Robes.

Not only do you get this overwhelming sense of healing and recovery

when you purchase one for yourself, but when you give it to someone as a gift,

a knowing that you are actually giving someone the gift of renewal and recovery.

You also have the privilege of being a part in helping young women ages 12-17 years of age that have had the courage

to flee or who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry, giving them a new hope.

Do you see how the vision has expanded to include all those needing space to recover from the stress and trauma that sometimes life can bring?  Everyone can have this opportunity of hope and recovery.

We, at Recoop, are so honored to be gifting the first ten young women

who will be living at Hope Refuge, one of our 100% Organic Cotton Recovery Robes this coming Fall in the US.

We invite you to be a part of the Robe’s Story by purchasing one for yourself

or as gifts to your loved ones and friends.

We will be expanding our offering very soon to include Eco-friendly clothing

that is comfortable and beautiful to wear,

so stay tuned and subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed!  CLICK HERE   GO to our website  purchase now.

SIGN UP to our email list while you are there!

We are currently shipping to the United States, but we will be expanding Internationally in the next month.

If you wish to get on our waiting list for International Orders, you can do so by emailing

Just let us know in the Subject:  Waiting List

Recoop also offers Three Signature Life Story Programs that “give a voice,” to your Life Story.  we give a portion of the proceeds from all of our programs to help put an end to Human trafficking.  Click here to learn more.

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Five Reasons to Buy Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing

Let’s face it, if you are at all interested in the future well-being of the planet, not to mention your own health,

then Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing is the way to go.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Sustainable clothing minimizes the harmful environmental impact that the clothing industry is famous for,

especially water and chemical waste, which should be important to all of us.

Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing is comprised of pesticide free fibers and low impact dyes.

These two reasons alone should make you want to change your clothing choices in the future, given they touch the largest organ in your body which is your skin.


When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

~John Muir


Are you somewhat curious yet about why Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing is the definable choice and garment of the future?

Let’s explore some of the reasons to crossover to Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing

in your future purchases.


Eco-friendly Clothing is made mostly with natural materials that are not toxic and cause less pollution

in production and disposal.  100% Organic Cotton in production uses no chemical based pesticides or

man-made fertilizers and no genetically modified seeds.

Certified 100% Organic Cotton is the fabric used in our

Recovery Robes.   You can click on the picture to view the description and purchase.

One way to look at it would be to think of a cotton ball soaked in dirty water vs. a cotton ball soaked in purified water, the organic version.  Which sounds more appealing to put next to your skin?

I think I know your answer!  Me too!

Think about the environmental impact of the non organic version of cotton, using large quantities of  pesticides and fertilizers.  This contributes to water and land pollution, which will also affect the food supply chain.

Not good news!

Other reasons to buy Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing are numerous.

They are often made from recycled plastics and fabrics, which keeps that extra waste from going to the landfill.

Clothing made from Hemp is another Eco-friendly fiber due to its ability to grow quickly producing large amounts of plant matter, which means less green house gas in the atmosphere.

How does less green house gas affect you personally?

It simply means that there are less gases being emitted into the atmosphere, which overall is a good thing.

Too many man-made green house gas effects could be a problem

for future generations, and I THINK we can steward our resources better for their sake, wouldn’t you agree?

To learn more about green house effects, do a quick search.

Wouldn’t you be happier knowing that the garments and clothing you put next to your skin is healthier?  This is yet another reason Sustainable Eco-friendly clothing should be in your radar when buying clothes.

Not only are they comfortable to wear, but they are closer to you All day than anything else!  Clothing is next to your skin almost 24/7!  This alone should give pause……..

Organic cotton is super absorbent, soft, and comfortable.  This comes in handy in warmer climates!

Eco-clothing made from Soy fiber is lighter and offers an anti-ultraviolet property, as well.

Bamboo and wool  fiber are great in all seasons, keeping you cool in the summer and warmer in the winter months.

Being aware of the top reasons to buy Sustainable Eco-friendly Clothing will help you make better choices as a consumer down the road.

Our company, Recoop, cares about the enviornment and those that work in the garment industry.  We have just launched our signature product called

The Recovery Robe, which is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton.  We will be adding many other clothing items and products to our shop in the near future.  Sign up to be on our email list, which is spam free, so you will be the first to know all the Recoop news!

You can also connect with us on Instagram and Facebook, where we post daily Inspiration and Informative posts on Eco-conscious living and how to live a less stressful and happier life.

Will you vow to make the world a great place to be for future generations?  I hope so!  We are in this together!Why not share this informative article on your Social Media Networks?!  The links are located at the top of the article.

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Five Easy Things To Do To Live A More Eco-friendly Life

Are you concerned about our planets future and what we will leave behind for future generations?  I, for one, love the outdoors, and enjoy living in a clean healthy environment, don’t you?  People, in general,  have come along way in

embracing a more eco-conscious lifestyle, but I think we can do better.  If we can adapt some new ways of thinking, then collectively, we can make a big difference in not only our lives, but the lives of our children’s children.

Here are five things you can do fairly easily to decrease your carbon footprint, and live in a more eco-conscious manner.

  1.  Never buy items impulsively.  This will avoid purchasing things that you really do not need, and you will save money!  Wait at least 24 hours to see if it is something you just want, adding to clutter and waste.
  2. Recycle everything you can!  The obvious ones are plastic, glass, and cardboard, but what about reuse or re-purposing of furniture?  Donate to a local charity so the item does not end up in a landfill.
  3. Replace chemical household cleaners with biodegradable or eco equivalents.  These are more earth and ocean friendly.  Many can be made at home with a few ingredients. See below for some free DIY Concoctions!
  4. Support local organic farmers.  Pesticides from non organically grown food wind up in our oceans and waterways! Bad for fish and humans!
  5. Buy reusable bags instead of using plastic bags when you grocery shop.

These are just a few easy things that you can do to start to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle.  Every little bit we do benefits our communities, both locally and globally.  I have also researched a few DIY Housecleaners that are

eco-friendly, and have placed the ingredients and recipes below.

Our company, Recoop, cares about the environment and those that work in the garment industry.  That is why

we will be creating and offering a  Clothing Line that is Eco-friendly  in just a very short time from now!  Made in an ethical manner and with environmentally friendly materials. Our first piece is Luxurious!  It will be a 100% Organic  Cotton Robe for that full Recovery Experience!  We will let you know when our Robes are available for purchase.  In the meantime…..

If you stay connected with us on Instagram and Facebook, you will be the first to know!  If you click here, and sign up for our newsletter, we give you a free downloadable gift on Living a More Balance Life.  Check us out!  It is also awesome to share Good please share our article in your networks!

Make some DIY House Cleaners!  See the recipes below!

Top Ingredients For A Green Cleaners Pantry

Baking soda

White Vinegar

Hydrogen peroxide


Essential oils(lemon grass, lavender, and teatree oils)

Fresh herbs and Citrus peels


Coarse Kosher Salt

Olive oil


Bathtub Cleanser

One Grapefruit cut in half

1/4 Cup Coarse Kosher Salt

Sprinkle the top half of the halved grapefruit liberally with salt.  wet the surface to be cleaned and start

scrubbing!  Infuse the scent and action of the grapefruit by squeezing throughout the process.

All Purpose Cleaner

Spray Bottle

1/2 Cup White vinegar

2 Tbsp. Baking Soda


Essential Oil 2-3 drops(Your choice)

Combine all the ingredients and use on most surfaces.  Always keep cleaners out of reach from children or locked.


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5 Ways to Get Through the Holidays After A Loss

The Holiday Season can be rough if you or someone you know is suffering the recent loss of a loved one or something that is important to them.  Getting through the holidays will take some loving care and compassion for yourself or give understanding towards others you may know.

Although the stages of grief following a loss are fairly universal, it can express itself in different ways.  There is no right or wrong way to grieve any kind of loss.  Each person is unique and will deal with it in any array of emotions.

When I was suffering from the loss of someone who was a big part of my life,  I would be talking to a friend and suddenly burst into tears.  At other times, I felt depressed, with little energy.  Allow yourself the room and grace to grieve however you need to.  It is a process.girl-984065_1920

I would like to share some ways that might help you during this season where everything seems to be the opposite of what you are going through inside.

These are adapted from the Harvard Mental Health Letter.

Express Your needs.  If you are not up to attending a Christmas Party put on by Aunt Sara every year, just let her know you are going to stay home this year.  Join in when you can.  Others should understand.

Start a new tradition. You can place a lit candle on the dinner table, leave an empty chair, or have someone say a few words of remembrance.  Purchase a special ornament in the persons honor to place on the tree.

Change the celebration.  If you normally do a huge Christmas Eve Party, maybe pass the baton on to another family member or you can go to a restaurant, to ease the transition time of home celebrations.

Volunteer or help someone else.  Make a donation to a favorite cause or charity in memory of  the person who you lost or serve meals at a local shelter.

Give yourself the gift of time. clock-1702512_1920 The grieving process does not necessarily conclude at a six month or one year mark.  There can be comfort in different places at different times.  People who love you can be your support and strength during the difficult moments.  Grief does usually soften and change and with some time the holidays will become easier to handle.

Self Care is super important. Stay connected with Recoop via Facebook and Instagram for support, connection, and free tips on living a less stressful life.  We give a Free Self Care Guide and a

Free Guide to living a balanced life in every area when you sign up to receive our weekly blog.  We promise not to fill your inbox with spam, just inspiration!  It contains fabulous tips!

We also offer a System for Uncluttering Your Mind and Stopping Overwhelm and Anxiety at a low cost.

Contact your Pastor, Counselor or join a support group during this time if you need to.  They can help you navigate and get through this tender season.







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Ten Things You Should Do For A Loved One Who Is In The Hospital

Some things in life are unplanned, especially when it comes to being sick and then hospitalized.

When someone you love is admitted to the hospital, even for a planned surgery,  there are certain things that you can do to make it better

for them. Even if you are not faced with this right now,

it is good to be informed, so you can have the best possible

outcome for your loved one.

Recently, this happened in my family.

A trip to the emergency room with my nineteen year old son, turned into a three week long

hospital stay.

There are things that you can do

for your loved one that will help them while they are in the hospital

in the recovery process.

Having a backround as a Registered Nurse,

I know how hospitals function, so from a professional, as well as, from a caregivers side,

this information will be invaluable to you.

There is a lot going on behind the scenes

that you may not be aware of,

and being somewhat flexible can help keep you and your loved one stay sane.

Although you may not have the same  controls as you do at home, you can still have a say

in the care your loved one receives.  So….my number one tip,

ASK QUESTIONS!  The olden days are gone where Doctors were treated like Gods.

No disrespect needed, but you are paying THEM for a service, and it is your absolute right to
ASK AWAY!  You may or may not get the answers right then that you need,

but most Doctors are willing to give answers.  Even as a trained medical professional,

I never pretend to know it all and need answers as a caregiver.

Knowing the What and Why can be beneficial since you will probably be near your loved one the most during

a hospital stay, and on many occasions, help in the recovery process.  So,


At one point, I knew I would not be around when the Doctor made the daily rounds,

so I left a list of questions.

You can also call them.  Nurses are also a great resource, and can usually answer any questions you might have.

Be present and visible.  Yes, around the clock!  clock-1702512_1920

Hospital staff are frequently overloaded,

and your presence really makes a difference.  You act as an advocate to your loved one,

who may be unable to have a say. Be prepared to hear beeping machines!

Hospitals are actually very stimulating and noisy places to be, so

promoting a restful environment can happen more by posting a sign on the door and holding phone calls at intervals.

Take turns with other family members and friends.  At the first possible chance,

bring comforting items from home.  I brought several pillows with our own pillowcases

and some super cozy blankets.  Being in the hospital can be scary and lonely,

and things that are familiar

bring a lot of peace. My son used them the entire stay!

A trip to the gift shop at the hospital produced a soft Teddy Bear the size of a pillow,

and you bet he donned a baseball cap from my sons favorite football team.

He hung out in the hospital room the entire stay!

Okay, I hear ya, my son is nineteen years old, but never underestimate a soft snugly stuffed animal!

Age is not relevant when you are not at the top of your game.girl-797837_1920

Definitely visit the gift shop for that one of a kind gift.  A card, balloon, books, or magazines, and even flowers and plants are available

when a trip to a store is not feasible.




Recoop offers a gorgeous 100% Organic Cotton Recovery Robe that can be ordered online. Perfect in speeding up the recovery process!  These will be perfect for anyone you know experiencing illness, as it promotes recovery and well-being.  Pictured below.

As a side note, if you are far away from someone you love that is in the hospital,

most gift shops will let you purchase items over the phone and deliver to the room.

Although the hospital supplies the basics such as toothbrush, lotion, etc..

your own personal items,

well…there’s nothing like it. Do not forget deodorant!

You might want to add some socks, slippers(non slippery), shorts, loose t-shirts, and robe.

I am sure you have seen the beautiful gowns they give

you in the hospital!?  Not!!

Once the get well cards start rolling in,

tape them to the wall over the hospital bed and in a place visible to

your loved one.

This will ensure that the hospital staff will see

that their patient is an actual person, and someone highly cherished.

It will also remind your loved one that they are, as well!

Most hospital stays are very short, but

even a few days can be monotonous and boring.

Be a motivator to get your loved one in recovery mode as soon as possible!

Once they are able to sit in a chair, and go for a walk,

facilitate it!  Like I said, hospital staff are busy,

so anything you can do is great!  The sooner a person gets moving, the better for their

recovery process.

Something else you can do to help beat the boredom

and give hope for the future,

is start a Vision Board.  Get some magazines of interest and bring scissors, poster board, and glue.


This is a common practice for dreamers and

entrepreneurs, and anyone that wants to be


Great way to promote recovery!  Another tip,

bring in a blank Journal and Daily Devotion or Quote Book.

If they are unable to read or write, you can read something inspirational to them.


One last thing, you have seen the adult coloring books out there, right?

A friend of mine bought me one, and it was filled with

inspirational quotes.  I left it in the room so everyone who came for a visit

could color one and then pin it up

with the cards!

Something else to keep in

mind is taking care of yourself, the caregiver.  The road to recovery is different

for each person, and you will need support and care, as well.untitled-design-20

You and your loved one will get through this in time.  Hang in there,

and reach out to others for support. Stay in touch with us at Recoop.  Join our Facebook

and Instagram community for inspiration and information

you need to live a healthy and happy life.

Family and friends will be happy to help you, as did my family and support network,

when going through this time.  Recoop offers a free downloadable Self Care Guide that can help.





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Why You Should Include Detox Drinks In Your Self Care

All of us living on planet earth are exposed to toxins.

Whether we breathe it or eat it, it is inevitable that we may

carry these toxins around in our bodies.

Most of us are super busy and work really hard, right?

I know I can barely get through the day without needing a pick me up in the afternoon so I do not fall asleep at my laptop! Is this you too?

I know I am not the only one out there!  Are you experiencing mental fatigue, more than usual body aches and the dreaded bloating?


You need to feel good to perform good.



Well..there are healthy alternatives to other stimulants we may be indulging in…ones that will improve our mental status, along with other awesome benefits!


What most of us don’t realize, is that the reason we feel sluggish and mentally fatigued, aside from being too busy, is often the result of excess toxins in our bodies.

Some signs of a toxic overload are..

  • mood swings
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • aches and pains
  • nausea
  • bad breath
  • skin problems
  • brain fog
  • food cravings
  • bloating
  • gas

Does that grab your attention?  It should! I will give you some recipes for some Detox Drinks that can get you started on getting rid of some of those unwanted symptoms.  We will get to those easy to make Detox Drink Recipes in a minute.passion-fruit-daiquiri-906099_1920

When you think of body detox drinks, you might think it requires special ingredients, but it doesn’t.  These are generally items you and I already have at home such as lemons, apple cider vinegar, cucumbers and watermelon.

According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, the use of clinical detoxification therapies were commonly used by 75% of the Naturopathic Doctors surveyed.

They use them to treat patients with environmental exposures, general cleaning, preventative medicine, gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune diseases.

The good news for you and me is that unless you have major health concerns or are pregnant, you can detoxify your body without a doctor with Detox Drinks that are easy to make. If in doubt, always contact your Healthcare Provider.


Anybody can benefit from a cleansing.  The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation.  It’s a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew.

Linda Page, ND,PhD, Author of the book Detoxification


Recoop is a company dedicated to giving you information you can put into practice right away,

so your life is just a little bit easier.

We would love for you to connect with us on Facebook or Instagram, so you can get information and quick tips you need to stay happy and healthy.


If you are still a bit skeptical about Detox Drinks and their effectiveness,

here are Five Major Benefits to sipping these water based concoctions.

  1. It Boosts Energy and Mental Alertness by getting rid of the toxin overload that is weighing you down.  You will feel lighter and refreshed as opposed to living with mood swings, fatigue, and brain fog.  Ingredients like rosemary, mint and lemons, will improve mental alertness.  They restore hydration and rejuvenate the body, as well.
  2. It Removes Toxins From the body and Cleanses the Liver.  Studies have been published on liver function after a 7 day cleanse that showed very favorable results. Refer to the study conducted by Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine for more information.
  3. Reduces Inflammation.  When you cleanse the liver, and give your digestive system a break from digesting heavy meals, you are decreasing swelling within the body.  That is something to get super excited about!  Watermelon, strawberries, ginger, and cucumbers, help to reduce inflammation and ease your digestive system too.  Are you convinced yet? You might want to add these beauties to your diet!
  4. Improves Skin.  Detox Drinks strengthen the metabolic mechanisms in skin, as well as, improve skin appearance.  Less wrinkles anyone! You can aide the benefits of the Detox with the inclusion of an Organic Skin Care Regime , which you can find on Recoop’s website from our affiliate, Essona Organics  , located on our home page.
  5. Aids in Weight Loss.   Detox Drinks boost your metabolism! Holla!  Energy levels up!  Weight down!!  Win win!



I could go on and on about the benefits of Detox Drinks, but the best way is for you to try it out for yourself!  Share with your friends on Facebook and Instagram.  Challenge them to a 2 or 3 Day Body Detox!

They will thank you!

Of coarse exercise and eating healthy should also be part of your  healthcare routine.

Our complimentary downloadable Self Care Guide can help you with that! Another bonus gift are the Natural Detox Water-based Drink Recipes I promised that you can download, print, and use for reference. Click the link below.   Enjoy!  Be Rejuvenated and Restored!


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