cropped-fall-autumn-colors-leaves-mexican-wallpapers-1600x1200.jpgToxic individuals make no sense. Some are willfully ignorant of the negative effect that they have on everyone around them, and others appear to get fulfillment from making confusion and pushing other individuals’ buttons. In any case, they make unnecessary complexity, strife, and most noticeably awful of all anxiety.

Complainers and negative people are terrible news since they flounder in their issues and neglect to concentrate on arrangements. They need individuals to join their pity party with the goal that they can feel better about themselves. Individuals regularly feel pressure to tune in to complainers since they would prefer not to be viewed as insensitive or inconsiderate, yet there’s a fine line between listening attentively and getting sucked into their negative emotional spiral.

Toxic individuals make you insane on the grounds that their conduct is so unreasonable. Make no mistake about it; their conduct really conflicts with reason. So why do you allow yourself to react to them candidly and get sucked in with into the mix?

My advice is quit trying to beat them at their own game. Distance yourself from them emotionally and approach your interactions like they’re a science project (or you’re their shrink, if you prefer the analogy). You don’t need to respond to the emotional chaos only the facts. Maintaining an emotional distance requires awareness.

Establish your boundaries

This is the area where many people tend to undercut themselves. They feel like since they work or live with somebody, they have no real way to control the chaos. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Once you’ve discovered your approach to Rise Above a person, you’ll begin to discover their conduct more predictable and easier to understand. This will equip you to think rationally about when and where you have to put up with them and when you don’t. For instance, regardless of the possibility that you work with somebody closely on a project, that doesn’t mean that you need to have the same level of one-on-one interaction with them that you have with other team members.

Implementing these healthy, stress-relieving techniques for managing troublesome individuals will prepare your mind to handle stress more viably and effectively and decrease the likelihood of ill effects.

Just remember that most importantly feelings have an enormous influence in our ordinary work environment dealings. Individuals with high emotional intelligence might probably succeed, however once in a while that achievement comes to the detriment of others. In case you’re a present or aspiring leader, enhancing your emotional intelligence gives you the tools to all the more effectively successfully deal with your group, your organization, and yourself–just don’t lose your empathy in the process.

 

The Toxic and Complainers

Did anyone set their goals for 2018? 

What you need to do:

Start with the right mindset-shift your thinking; we tend to “experience what we expect”

Craft your specific goals:

Write down what you’re good at work, focus on goals that give you clear direction, be specific, measurable actionable, challenging but realistic and exciting.

Start using you “Why” as motivation and identifying the “why” behind the “what”

Last but not less-have strategy to execute your goals:

Most goals fail because you’re missing proven implementation tactics. Knock out the easy tasks first to develop some momentum. Always remember: “Goals are about growing” “A good goal causes you to grow and mature.” That’s because every goal is about the journey as much as-even more than-the destination.

 

 

 

2018 Goals

100-years-of-innovationDr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr. came out of the heart of America, born in 1894 on a farm in Carlisle, Iowa. He gave America his heart, his mind and a philosophy that still inspires the lives of millions. Through his philosophy and the company he started, he changed the lives, the health, and the fortunes of people throughout the world.

Using the knowledge he gathered from a lifetime of studying the importance of nutrition in building health, Dr. Shaklee founded Shaklee Products in 1956 with his sons Forrest, Jr., and Raleigh to produce and sell nutritional supplements. The company sales plan was firmly based on the Golden Rule and on Dr. Shaklee’s philosophy of “Throughtsmanship.”

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The direction of medicine after W.W.II had begun to shift from treating and curing disease toward health maintenance, a trend that continues today. Recognition of the importance of nutrition in good health had been recognized more clearly during this time, and nutrition was becoming a more scientific discipline. In this atmosphere, this tiny nutritional supplements company took its first steps.

 

From its modest beginnings in 1956, through its explosive growth during the 1970’s, to present day, the corporation remains guided by Dr. Shaklee’s founding philosophy of the Golden Rule and In Harmony with Nature®

Dr. Shaklee collected many personal honors in his career, including special recognition from the California Secretary of State. In 1975, he stepped down from his position as President and Chairman of the Board of Shaklee Corporation and accepted the position of Chairman Emeritus of Shaklee Corporation, a position he retained until his death in 1985 at the age of 91. In recognition of his many achievements, Dr. Shaklee’s name has appeared in such publications as Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and the International Register of Profiles.

Today, Shaklee stands as a monument to the vision, the genius and the conviction of Dr. OppPres_English.008-e1472333813371Shaklee. Through his vision, he has enriched the lives and improved the health of thousands of people throughout the world. His philosophy of “Throughtsmanship”  is as valid and effective now as when it was first published. The corporation stands today as a living tribute to a visionary leader with an extraordinary philosophy.

 

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The Roots of Shaklee & Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Founder

Shaklee Life

108 Turnaround Kit for Weight lost

I know everyone truly wants to live a healthy life. Being healthy is more than eating the right foods; it has a balanced lifestyle as well. So how healthy is your current lifestyle?

I am 51 years old, living a healthy lifestyle is vital to my family and me. Practicing maintaining regular exercise is my everyday routine. Living a healthy life is one of the best decisions that I have ever made, one that is the effect on all parts of my life-physical, mental, and emotional.

For me, a healthy way of life is a significant asset for decreasing the occurrence and effect of medical issues, empowering myself to adapt life stressors better, and enhancing my personal satisfaction.

Why Do I Choose Shaklee’s?

I love the fact that Shaklee’s products are natural-no added sugars, preservatives or artificial sweeteners! Shaklee’s has given me the benefit of being in a group like-minded people who value integrity. My experience makes me confident that Shaklee truly is a well-being and way of life; it is a vehicle accessible to anyone if they want to take it for themselves.

Fact on Shaklee’s Products:

Safe-Shaklee products undergo a screening process that surpasses even the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia.

Proven-Shaklee products are back by 71 patents and patents pending, and over 120 published scientific papers and presentations.

Guaranteed-Shaklee stands behind our products with a 100% money-back guarantee – no questions asked. Well…. What are you waiting for? Check out, Shaklee I will post my business web page below this article.

Shaklee 180 program to help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle to get healthier and fit for life.

Shaklee Life 180

180 Turnaround Kit for weight loss program

A simple healthy weight program

We know losing weight can be as simple as it is difficult. That’s why Shaklee scientists, who are thankfully also human, designed the Shaklee 180 program to help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle to get healthier and fit for life.

This customizable two-meals-a-day kit contains all you need for 4 weeks including protein-packed shakes, satisfying bars, tasty snacks, energizing tea – all with your choice of flavors –and a metabolic boost.

The program also includes a step-by-step guide to help you get started.  And online access to support tools, healthy recipes, meal plans, exercise programs and lifestyle information – to help you lose the weight and learn how to keep it off.

How?  Burn fat, not muscle with leucine.

For weight loss that lasts, it isn’t just about food and exercise alone—you need the right nutrition and the right support tools. Powered by Leucine®, our clinically tested products help you keep the muscle you have, burn fat you don’t need and lose inches you don’t want.  Real science with real results.

Why leucine works   

  • Supports lean muscle. Leucine is an essential amino acid that helps with protein synthesis to build lean muscle.
  • Muscle = Metabolism. Leucine-enriched protein helps your body preserve muscle mass so you lose the right kind of weight and keep metabolism strong.
  • More is better. More muscle means a stronger, leaner looking you.

You’ll see and feel the difference. This is the beginning of a new you.

 

YOUTH SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

YOUTH products are all 100% vegan

SPECIAL GIFT through December 31: Get a FREE Radiance C+E ($94 value) when you purchase the new Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen and place on Autoship.†

PLUS through September 30 ONLY: Receive an exclusive silver YOUTH cosmetic bag with each purchase of the new Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen.†

The entire Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen was designed to work together for improved skin texture, radiance, and firmness, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.  Formulated with active anti-aging ingredients in every single product in the line, YOUTH provides treatment benefits in each of the four simple steps.

100% of women had younger-looking skin and 2/3 shifted their skin age into a younger decade. Get started today.

The Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen includes:

  • Step 1:  Luminous Gel Oil Cleanser – 3-in-1, soap-free, pH-balanced cleanser.  Gently polish, purify and prepare your skin.
  • Step 2:  Perfecting Skin Toner – Free your skin of dull cells and environmental pollutants. Exfoliate, hydrate and nourish for glowing skin.
  • Step 3:  Youth Activating Serum – 10X the actives to provide the critical regeneration step.  Renews skin at the cellular level for superior radiance and rejuvenation.
  • Step 4 Day:  Age Defense Mineral Moisturizer – Naturally derived zinc oxide provides chemical-free SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection.  Vitamins and botanicals moisturize your skin and improve skin tone.
  • Step 4 Night:  Advanced Renewal Night Cream – This targeted night repair cream supports your skin’s cell renewal process. A proprietary botanical blend helps collagen and elastin production to make skin appear younger looking, smoother, and more luminous. Available in Light or Rich formulas.

YOUTH products are all 100% vegan, cruelty-free and gluten free. Each YOUTH product shown contains a 60-day supply.

† Offer Rules

  • Offer is available in the U.S. and Canada from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, December 31, 2017.
  • The Free Radiance C+E offer is so amazing we’re only offering it one time per Member or Distributor ID.
  • Must place the order on Autoship to receive free Radiance C+E gift.
  • Through September 30, 2017, you will also receive the exclusive silver YOUTH cosmetic bag with each purchase of the Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen.
  • Open to new and existing Members, Distributors & Associates.
  • Eligible orders must be placed online through MyShaklee.com, Shaklee.com, Shaklee Connect™, mobile, Shaklee PWS or the Shaklee Los Angeles Sales and Training Center.  Remember, the Free Radiance C+E offer is only for Autoship orders.  The Shaklee Los Angeles Sales and Training Center is excluded from this portion of the promotion.
  • Business Leaders are eligible to receive the Free YOUTH cosmetic Bag but are excluded from the additional Free Radiance C + E Autoship offer.
  • This offer does not apply to orders placed through the Call Center or SBOSS.
  • There is no point value (PV) of the free product and the free product can’t be returned for cash or product credit or exchanged for another product.
  • Offer good while supplies last.

 

Shaklee Performance

Fuel your workout from start to finish.

FREE GIFT through September 30th:  Get a free Performance branded glass water bottle with purchase of the new Performance Fitness Pack.†

The Performance Fitness Pack is designed for lifestyle athletes including those in spinning, strength, and cross training classes or anyone looking to tone their body and live a more active lifestyle.

  • Enhance performance with less sugar and calories
  • Burn more fat and build lean muscle mass during your regular exercise routine
  • Recover faster to help you stay on track

The pack includes:

  • Zero Calorie Energy Drink – Delivers clean energy without the artificial ingredients found in traditional energy drinks. Improves physical performance and mental alertness.* Convenient stick packs are great for on-the-go.
  • Low-Calorie Electrolyte Drink – Clinically tested to hydrate better than water.∞ Replenishes electrolytes lost during physical activity. Convenient stick packs.
  • Advanced Physique 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein – Recover, repair, and build lean muscle faster. Fast-absorbing and easy to digest. Proprietary cold filtration process to preserve bio-actives.
  • PM Recovery Complex – Ultra-pure tart cherry extract is clinically tested to reduce post-workout muscle soreness and optimize recovery, which helps improve sleep quality. Also, contains our patented Pain Relief blend.

The Shaklee Performance line
A safe, proven, comprehensive way to get the optimized nutrition you need to support your specific activity and fitness goals. Whether you visit the gym twice a week to stay fit and active, or you’re a competitive athlete, Performance has the solution to help maximize your results and speed recovery.

∞ using 2 stick packs in 8 oz. of water

† Offer Rules

  • Offer available in the U.S. and Canada from Thursday, August 10th through Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • Open to new and existing Members, Distributors, Associates, and Business Leaders.
  • Eligible orders must be placed online through MyShaklee.com, Shaklee.com, Shaklee Connect™, mobile, Shaklee PWS or at the Shaklee Los Angeles Sales and Training Center.
  • This offer does not apply to orders placed through the Call Center or SBOSS.
  • No limit to the number of packs that can be ordered under this offer.
  • Offer good while supplies last.

 

 

Healthy Solutions

Designed to protect and repair your DNA 

 

 

The Healthy Solutions Plus Regimen is designed with our best-selling products to address America’s top health concerns: heart health, brain function, aging well, including the immune system.  This regimen includes Vivix®, MindWorks™, OmegaGuard®, and NutriFeron®.

  • Vivix contains a potent polyphenol blend, backed by five patents, designed to protect and repair DNA and combat free radicals. Help slow cellular aging naturally.
  • MindWorks key ingredients help improve memory and focus, and protect against age-related mental decline
  • OmegaGuard helps reduce the risk of heart disease with pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 fatty acids
  • NutriFeron is a powerful breakthrough in immune system science, provides support at the cellular level. Also available with Vivix Liquigels.

 

Vitalizer-Strip

Designed to help create the foundation for a longer healthier life.

 

Would you like to feel healthier and feel younger longer? Shaklee Life-Strip is the culmination of years of research and quality testing to guarantee it delivers pure and potent vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to help provide the foundation for a longer, healthier life.*

The research behind Life-Strip includes more than 125 published scientific papers and presentations from studies supported by Shaklee, including The Landmark Study and the Telomere Study.

Life-Strip:

  • Provides more than 100% Daily Value of essential vitamins
  • Backed by more than 10 patents
  • Available with or without iron
  • Now with smaller, easier to swallow Omega Guard®Plus
  • Now with 68% more zeaxanthin and 60% more lutein for optimal eye health support

Life-Strip contains:

Vivix® Liquigels to Slow Aging at the Cellular Level®

Omega Guard Plus for Hearth Health and Brain Health

Advanced Multivitamin Vita-Lea Life for Complete Nutrition; Bone and Joint Health; Healthy Vision. B+C Complex for Immune Health and Energy. Learn more about Life-Strip from Shaklee. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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wolf in sheeps clothing

we all know what it feel like to be emotionally manipulated. it can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much. A talented emotional manipulator can crush your confidence and even make you question your rational soundness. It’s precisely in light of the fact that emotional manipulation can be destructive to the point that it’s essential for you to remember it in your own life. It’s not as simple as you may think, because emotional manipulator is commonly very skillful individual.

They begin with inconspicuous manipulation and end up the stakes over time, so gradually that you don’t understand it’s occurring. Luckily, emotional manipulators are sufficiently simple to spot on the off chance that you recognize what to look for.

  1. They undermine your confidence in your grip of reality.
  2. Their activities/actions don’t coordinate with their words.
  3. They are specialists at doling out blame.

These are only a few list of emotion manipulators, they will drive you crazy and make no mistake about that.

keeping up with n emotional manipulators separation requires mindfulness. You can’t prevent somebody from pushing your buttons in the event that you don’t perceive when it’s occurring. At times you’ll end up in circumstances where you’ll have to regroup and pick the best way to move forward. It is, fine and you shouldn’t be afraid to buy yourself some time to do so.

Emotional manipulators can undermine your sense of your identity and even make you question your own sanity.  Keep in mind: no one control you without your consent and collaboration.

What’s your thoughts on this topic, please feel free to add your comments.

 

 

 

Emotional Manipulators

cropped-fall-autumn-colors-leaves-mexican-wallpapers-1600x1200.jpgToxic individuals make no sense. Some are willfully ignorant of the negative effect that they have on everyone around them, and others appear to get fulfillment from making confusion and pushing other individuals’ buttons. In any case, they make unnecessary complexity, strife, and most noticeably awful of all anxiety.

Complainers and negative people are terrible news since they flounder in their issues and neglect to concentrate on arrangements. They need individuals to join their pity party with the goal that they can feel better about themselves. Individuals regularly feel pressure to tune in to complainers since they would prefer not to be viewed as insensitive or inconsiderate, yet there’s a fine line between listening attentively and getting sucked into their negative emotional spiral.

Toxic individuals make you insane on the grounds that their conduct is so unreasonable. Make no mistake about it; their conduct really conflicts with reason. So why do you allow yourself to react to them candidly and get sucked in with into the mix?

My advice is quit trying to beat them at their own game. Distance yourself from them emotionally and approach your interactions like they’re a science project (or you’re their shrink, if you prefer the analogy). You don’t need to respond to the emotional chaos only the facts. Maintaining an emotional distance requires awareness.

Establish your boundaries

This is the area where many people tend to undercut themselves. They feel like since they work or live with somebody, they have no real way to control the chaos. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Once you’ve discovered your approach to Rise Above a person, you’ll begin to discover their conduct more predictable and easier to understand. This will equip you to think rationally about when and where you have to put up with them and when you don’t. For instance, regardless of the possibility that you work with somebody closely on a project, that doesn’t mean that you need to have the same level of one-on-one interaction with them that you have with other team members.

Implementing these healthy, stress-relieving techniques for managing troublesome individuals will prepare your mind to handle stress more viably and effectively and decrease the likelihood of ill effects.

Just remember that most importantly feelings have an enormous influence in our ordinary work environment dealings. Individuals with high emotional intelligence might probably succeed, however once in a while that achievement comes to the detriment of others. In case you’re a present or aspiring leader, enhancing your emotional intelligence gives you the tools to all the more effectively successfully deal with your group, your organization, and yourself–just don’t lose your empathy in the process.

 

The Toxic and Complainers

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Heaven On Earth

Can you find your place in this world-called Heaven on Earth?

Everyone tries to find their place in this world, but no one really has a certain place. Life isn’t about finding your place amongst humanity. Life is about creating yourself. Trying to fit in, with what the world has created, is insanity. There has to be room for creativity in one’s own self. Without one’s imagination, life would be monotonous. The world would just be plain black and white. The lack of “color” would be the world’s weakness. Do not give up this fight! The fight for individuality. The world would be dull and dreary without its “colors”. Do not let black and white become a reality.

I sometime refuse not follow the others. I leave the trail that others have made and create a new one just for me. I let my imagination outshine all the rest. So I made this life, my life, adventurous and simply just fun because life is too short not to enjoy what God created for us.

Heaven on earth, this is our final destination to earn the golden ticket to heaven. Do good deed to others, help those who cannot help themselves, defending those who can speak for themselves. This is your opportunity to create what you dream of, so you decide how you want to paint your perfect picture.

I truly encourage you to practice your kindness, this is my true religion it was tough to me long time ago by my beloved parents.

By: Chanthamalavy-Banks

Heaven On Earth 8/3/2017

Let the journey begin for 2017

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The best gift we can receive is a fresh start — and January gives us that! As 2017 first day takeoff, we begin this New Year journey with hopeful expectations of what lies ahead. Despite difficulties in the world, what we make of our lives going forward is up to us! This month is not only the commencement of a new cycle but a chance to make a break from the past, renew ourselves and refocus on our personal goals for the future.

January sets the standard for the next 12 months to come. We are now given the power to take control of the areas that challenged us in 2016, and move forward with greater strength, discipline and determination.

The Astrological energies occurring in the weeks ahead help us to manifest the happiness we seek — and so in knowing what is happening in the heavens we can better prepare for our work here on earth. As above, so below!

✔We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our ‘truth’ about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how.

✔I’ve learn, as I get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path.

✔Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY or NO ONE ISWATCHING! March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.

✔In 2016 I’ve seen too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. Today let start fresh!

 My 2017 bucket list to complete by the end of this golden year Yes it’s ONLY 5 items!

✔Stay healthy, dedicating 100% to my workout!

✔Continue making a different in the communities!

✔Delete & Saying goodbye to unhealthy friends, Sorry-nothing personal.

✔Stay connects with the Smart and the Intelligent people so I can learn from them.

✔Complete my Bio and get it publish by the end of 2017.

Happy New Year!
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Empowering other women

empowering-womenWe live in a time where we spend more time bitching about other people, than having a genuine conversation with our friends. It’s sad but true. When we look at girls, our first instinct is to judge them, what are they wearing, why those shoes though, and seriously, look at her nose! Women are so judgmental, about everything, and everyone, but in particular, each other. But why? Competition? Jealousy? Insecurities? We should embrace each other, support one another, and stand up for each other, you know… WOMEN POWER!

I’m far from perfect and I often make mistakes, but the fire in my belly is continually fuelled by my passion to help other women, to try and inspire and ultimately to make them feel better about themselves.

Women across the world are still being mistreated, still being abused, still being raped, still being murdered, still being told what they can and cannot do, still being told that they’re not good enough, still being paid less than men, still having opportunities denied to them. And yet, still, some women continue to turn against one another.

Did you know that one woman every 90 seconds dies during pregnancy or childbirth? That 19 out of the 20 richest women in the world inherited their wealth from their father or husband, rather than earned it themselves? That the youngest girl in the world to ever get divorced was just 10 years old? (10 years old!) Those girls are less likely to reach adulthood because of gender discrimination?

There’s nowhere near enough love and support in this world for women and this has just GOT to change! And women empowering other women are where it all begins.

  • Women empowering women can change the world.
  • Women empowering women makes amazing stuff happen.

It seems that history has taught women that the only way to survive is to turn against each other and to view each other as competition. In a way it kind of makes sense, but come on ladies, who only want to survive?!

I don’t know about you, but I want women to THRIVE not just survive. And the only way this is ever going to happen is by women empowering women!

  • By empowering each other, we can do amazing things.
  • We can change the world. We can – to quote Michael Jackson – make it a better place. We’ve got to start loving, stop hating.
  • Do more encouraging and less criticizing.
  • Work together not apart.
    Recognizes that our strength lies in being united, not at each other’s’ throats.
  • We’ve got to praise each other each, spread the love, support, encourage and shout about others’ victories and achievements.
  • Ladies, it is time we started to celebrate womankind and all that that entails. It is time we celebrated each other.

Now, more than ever, I am determined to be a champion of women. The question is, are YOU?

 

Love letter to my husband

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I would first like to start off by telling you that never in my life had I thought that I would ever find someone who loves me the way you do.  Not that I believed that I was incapable of being loved, but I simply could not fathom finding someone who could ever appreciate and cherish me the way I dreamed about. That is, until you walked into my life. Even when life gets in the way, I still love you more than words can describe. You are constantly on my mind as I go about my everyday business, either directly or subconsciously in the back of my head. You are with me in every single thing I do, and everywhere I go.

You are my one and only; my past, present, and future; my soul mate.

What exactly is a soul mate? Does every single person in the world have one? Do each of us individuals only get one shot at being matched up with one other person in the entire world? I may not have all of the answers, but I know one thing to be true. You are my soul mate. You make my soul happy. You are my love, companion, and above all, my best friend. I truly believe that there is not one other person in the world who gets my humor, my mannerisms, and my heart like you do. If you are not my intended soul mate from the Maker, then I don’t ever want to meet the one who was instead intended for me.

I want you to know how much I appreciate you. I may not tell you enough, or show it. You do so many little things for me that go unnoticed. I want to apologize for the moments when I was blind to see what you do for me; I want to apologize if I have ever overlooked you. I want you to know that even when I am incapable of seeing how lucky and blessed I am to have you, I still am forever thankful.

I want you to know that our friendship means everything to me, and that I simply could not survive in this crazy world without you. You give me the truth when I need to hear it, courage when I need confidence, and love when I am flawed. There is no one else I would rather lay-up at night and talk with about crazy things that only the two of us could even think of. There is no one else who I would rather travel with, see the world, and experience new adventures with. There is no one else who simply could ever get me the way you do.

You have given me a safe haven to be myself and not be ashamed of all of the parts that make up my soul. You give me security that makes me feel safe and centered; a shoulder to cry on when needed and a hand to hold when I am lost in the dark. I know that whatever life throws my way, I will be able to handle it because you are at my side. There is nothing that we could never face together. Without you, I am weak. With you, I am strong and capable of anything I set my mind to.

I want to thank you for giving me love when I am undeserving. For your forgiveness when I make mistakes and hurt you with my staggering words and actions; for your unwavering faithfulness to our relationship. For your kind and gentle touch when you comfort me; for your ability to apologize when you are in the wrong and take responsibility for your actions. You have taught me so much about tenderness and unconditional love, even when it is hard to give.

I want to thank you for your continued support and faith in me as I journey through my endeavors. You have never once doubted me, told me I should give up, or told me that I could not do something. Your positivity and confidence in me continues to baffle me each day. I know that if I ever need a pick-me-up or someone to tell me, “Keep trying,” or “Don’t give up,” I know I can turn to you. You are my support system and my fan club; my motivation to push myself and always reach for bigger and higher goals. You have taught me to believe in myself and to appreciate my own worth, a task that is not always easy.

If I were to suddenly leave this world sooner than later, I would be overjoyed that I experienced such a rare and honest form of love. To have been loved and cherished by someone wholeheartedly is a once in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our relationship is my most treasured possession, and I will take this love with me everywhere I go.

If you ever feel like I am taking you for granted, please open up this letter. Let it be a reminder of how I feel about our relationship and its worth to me. Please remember how much I love you. I loved you the minute our eyes first met. I love you deeply, and I always will.

This letter dedicated to my one and only husband Robert aka Bub’s. 

Love always your wife: Chantha-Malavy S. Banks

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Happy Father’s Day all the men in my life

Happy Father’s Day! It’s that special day to celebrate that special figure in your life that is there for support unconditionally. There are all types of dads in the world, but there is a really special one, one that isn’t biologically tied to their child, but one that is emotionally tied to them. This is a strong sentiment, a bond that is deeper than anything because this individual chose to father and be a dad to someone that is not related by blood, but one that he chooses to raise. Anything “step” has a negative stigma, but there are many stepparents that “step” up to the plate and know how to handle. We salute all those step-father’s on this very special.

To my father (Pa)

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I’m sending this letter with a holy messengers to you in Heaven. Pa, you have given me the best things in life: Your time, your consideration, and your adoration. You’re really great educator, you has taught me everything that I have to know and to get by in the insane world. I am really thankful to have you in my life, even thou you are no longer here with us but I know you are always near in my thoughts every single day. The more established I get the more I understand that it is so imperative to have a father like you. You has given soundness in my life and the affection and acknowledgment I required. You are my legend and my stone. Much thanks to you for all that you has done for our family. We adore you with every one of our souls, we miss you sincerely. I am sending you this letter with a heavenly attendants would like to get to you soon on father’s day.

Happy Father’s Day to my husband

Robert

Life has given us a wonderful family, a happy home, and love for each other. Most importantly, it has given us each other. I am so grateful to have you as my husband. You are so full of compassion, love, and strength. When we need a strong hand of support in our family, you are always there. I love you for being who you are and for all that you do. One day is not enough to honor how special of a father you truly are because you are amazing every day of the year. You give our children someone to admire, respect, and honor. You are a fantastic dad. You’re the man of my heart, the father of our children, and the love of my life. Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s to my son Dominique

DominqueYour home is a canvas in which you paint the love and beauty of your heart. You embellish it with personal expressions, that reflect who you are and what is important to you. Your home, tells your story and reveals your faith. A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own. You’re great father Dominique and we love you Happy Father’s Day.

 

Happy Father’s Day to my son Jarrell

320431_10151000946998256_1661093900_nLoving your child, being the best example that you can be, going above and beyond for your little one. You have someone that will look up to you for a lifetime and that someone will make you as proud as ever. You’re going to be a great father son. Happy Father’s Day Jarrell.

 

Happy Father’s Day to my brothers Rom & KDomphy aka Kenny

12717785_10153984135778804_3323647748384148691_nNot only are your kids lucky to have you for a dad. I was lucky to have you for a brother first! Happy Father’s Day, Bro! There are so many things that I thought you would become none of which was one of the world’s greatest dads. Warm thoughts of you are filling my mind and my heart. You’re a great dad! It’s still hard for me to believe that somebody actually calls you “Dad”. I always preferred “peanut-head & the monkeys”, of course. But, Dad definitely works on you! Happy Father’s Day to my handsome brothers Rom and KDomphy aka Kenny.

 

Pchum Ben បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ

my parentsបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ

Pchum Ben (Khmer: បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ; “Ancestors’ Day”) is a 15-day Cambodian religious festival, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, at the end of the Buddhist lent, the 2015 season began on 27 September and ends on 12 October. The day is a time when many Cambodians pay their respects to deceased relatives of up to 7 generations. Monks chant the suttas in Pali language overnight (continuously, without sleeping) in prelude to the gates of hell opening, an event that is presumed to occur once a year. My father said during the period of the gates of hell being opened, ghosts of the dead (preta) are presumed to be especially active, and thus food-offerings are made to benefit them, some of these ghosts having the opportunity to end their period of purgation, whereas others are imagined to leave hell temporarily, to then return to endure more suffering; without much explanation, relatives who are not in hell (who are in heaven or otherwise reincarnated) are also generally imagined to benefit from the ceremonies. Pchum Ben is considered unique to Cambodian cultural and tradition passing on from generation to generation. May you both rest in peace with heavenly father in heaven. I miss you dearly and until we meet again. I love you both very much.

My words of advise: love and respect your parents because in some point of life, you really need to exhibit your love and care to your parents. In fact, it is as a sign of gratitude to our parents, for their numerous contributions in our life, it is not possible to thank them every now and then. So, try and find some special occasion to thank them. Make them feel how grateful you are to them and grab all the opportunity to thank them.

Letter to my parents: Lok-Pa and Nak-Mak (Mom & Dad)
I can’t repay the lessons that you taught when I was small. Or give you gift for gift the daily treasures I recall… I can’t return encouragement and loving words of praise. In quite the way you did for me through all my childhood days. But there is one gift that I can give, it’s all the love you’ve earned. For love is what you always taught… And love is what I learned. I have gone through so many different stages changing ideas and goals while searching for the right kind of life for me. You were always ready to help me at all times. It must have seemed like. I would never follow one straight path. Now that I know what I am doing and where I am going I can only show you my extreme appreciation for your support by being true to all the ideals and values that you tried to teach me. Thank you forever for standing by me I love and appreciate you forever.

About me

About
Chantha Banks has a strong background in Public Services and Entrepreneur Services. Chantha and her family settled in the Washington States for over 25 years. She survived the  Khmer Rouge Genocide. Chantha and her family were forced to leave their home and resettle in a remote jungle village at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. That was the beginning of the terror that scarred Cambodian hearts and souls for life. Chantha work in public services, as a Federal Police Officer. Chantha strives and continues her education through the University of Phoenix online working toward her Master Degree in Business Management in Human Resources Administration/concentrating on Strategic planning. Chantha taking one day at a time working toward her healing process, from a horrible tragedy during the Khmer Rouge Regime. Chantha said “there’s a great outcome after the horrible tragedy” Chantha hope to inspire and make a different in her community, she is passion about helping create a strong Cambodian Community here in Washington State.

My History
Although I was just a child and too young to comprehend the importance of the events on April 17, 1975, the day the genocide began, I vividly remembers the chaos of the mass evacuation of people from the city to the countryside. My family was forced to leave their home and resettle in a remote jungle village at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime. That day was the beginning of the terror that scarred her hearts and souls for life. Our family were assigned to live in concentration camps, where my life was turned upside down. I was separated from my family and forced into a child labor camp. The display of torture and execution became daily routine. I’d witnessed the execution of my cousins and the removal of several relatives who were snatched from the camp and sent to their deaths.
I traveled with my family from the heart of the country to the border of Thailand. It was devastating to witness the destruction of my homeland that had occurred in only four years. Buddhist temples were turned into prisons. Statues of Buddha and artwork were vandalized. Schools were turned into Khmer Rouge headquarters where people were interrogated, tortured, killed, and buried. School yards were turned into killing fields. Old marketplaces were empty. Books were burned. Factories were left to rust. Plantations were without tending and bore no fruit.
The destruction was tolerable compared to the human conditions. Each highway was filled with refugees. We were refugees of our own country. With our skinny bodies, bloated stomachs, and hollow eyes, we carried our few possessions and looked for our separated family members. We asked who lived and didn’t want to mention who died. We gathered to share our horrifying stories. Stories about people being pushed into deep wells and ponds and suffocating to death. People were baked alive in a local tile oven. One woman was forced to cook her husband’s liver, which was cut out while he was still alive. Women were raped before execution. My father said, “It takes a river of ink to write our stories.”
Only 7 of us were managed to survive our pure hell on earth. In 1979, when the Khmer Rouge regime was toppled, my family and I began our journey to immigration in the U.S.

Reason why I volunteer and giving back to my community
I started volunteering for the first time when I was 16 years old at my church teaching Sunday school to small children. That has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Volunteering is an ongoing passion for me and it is more like the healing process and therapy to my soul. Whether I’m working with children or adults who I learned how to developing trust with them. Volunteers can actually help me to reinforce my own sense of worthiness and vitality in my personal life and my professional world.

On August 29, 2015, I have the privilege to work with many great leaders in Washington State “Remembering the Past and Welcoming the Future” 40 years since the “Killing Field”. I was introduced by Lork Oum Van Sar (our respectful elder in our community) I told him I want to be a part of making a great history and build a strong foundation for the next generation to continue is powerful event. It is to remind us that we didn’t just look back at our past and mourn; we witnessed strength, perseverance, and compassion. Great outcome and great reward feed my soul and joys knowing that I contributed my part in this event. There’s nothing more fulfilling than realizing how much of an impact I can make. Volunteers working together to build a strong community for needy families can later visit these sites and see how the project has enriched the neighborhood. Yes it is a great feeling and knowing that I too can help make my community a better place. Even if it’s just a few hours of helping can turn into a lifetime of opportunity, which is one of the greatest benefits of volunteering for me. Volunteer opportunities often allow people like myself to try new activities or learn new skills. When like-minded people get together, friendships are formed. After working on a volunteer project for many years, its help I grow as a person what’s the meaning of giving and the joys that I has receives.

My thoughts on all life lesson is to give with all your heart and to love with no regret.