Amazon SMILE

Amazon SMILE

Did you know that you can earn money for charity when you shop online using the Amazon SMILE program! It’s true! The key is to watch the URL and once you are on the Amazon website, just change www to smile if the web address is not already pointing there. Then once you choose a charity from the list of participating organizations, that information will be saved in your profile. Just remember to navigate to the proper page (smile.amazon.com) before you place your shopping order!

EXAMPLE:


Try it for yourself by clicking my Amazon Affiliate Link below!

Kindness ROCKS!

#thekindnessrocksproject

I fell in love with The Kindness Rocks Project in 2017 when, during a walk from the Ferry Landing here in town, I found a painted rock on a bridge. I had been feeling sad, and this sweet surprise lifted my heart. I bought a few supplies and painted a few rocks, but then put my craft supplies aside.

My interest in this project changed when a few weeks ago a dear friend and I got together to paint rocks. Something about this process was totally meditative and really got me inspired.

#thekindnessrocksproject

Last week I donated a small box of rocks to my hospital for their effort to spread kindness.

Smilow Rocks is a local effort of The Kindness Rocks Project and shares the belief that one message at just the right moment can change someone’s day, outlook or life. Our goal is to spread kindness through painted rocks left for and created by patients, caregivers and staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, CT.

Glastonbury Rocks! is a local Kindness Rock Group I belong to on Facebook. It is mostly people decorating rocks “hide and seek” style; so people post photos of rocks they’ve decorated or found, and those who find a rock often rehide them instead of keep them.

Our local elementary school, Hopewell School, even started a Kindness Rock Garden with 3,000 rocks last year and hosted a book signing with the founder of the Project as well!  So this project is local, regional, national and even global!

If you want to spread kindness through painting rocks, the website reminds us to make sure to hashtag #THEKINDNESSROCKSPROJECT but to be honest, I can never fit that many words so I just put #kindnessrockproject or #kindnessrock and the year on the back.


If anyone uses my Amazon Affiliate Links to purchase Arts & Crafts Supplies, I will be donating any commissions I earn from now until September 2019 to our fundraising for the 2019 CLOSER TO FREE RIDE to benefit my hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital! Just make sure to use these links!


Vitalibis Signature 600 CBD Oil

Vitalibis Signature 600 CBD Oil

Endocannabinoid deficiency can be present as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise, drug abuse, environmental toxins, genetic factors, chronic stress and compromised health. A deficiency within the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) can manifest itself into different issues: anxiety, sleep issues, pain sensation, etc.

And when deficient, the ECS can be supported by full spectrum, phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant. Learn more on our “Be Well” Blog

Vitalibis Signature 600 is a premium full spectrum, phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil blended with organic Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) from coconut oil. The “600” in the product name aligns to approximately 600mg of naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) plus other cannabinoids, terpenes, etc. per bottle. We have full transparency and our test results including our products amazing terpene profiles, are available right on the shopping cart!

To Order go to https://www.vitalibis.com/sueapito/ and first time customers use Discount Code sueapito10 for $10 Off.

For a 20% Discount select JOIN to learn about The Vitalibis 20 for 20 Program (our Preferred Customer Ambassador program)!

TO GO TO MY WEBSITE: click one of these links


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Cinnamon a Health Risk? Botanical names matter!

Cinnamon a Health Risk? Botanical names matter!

Just today I read a post from a fellow ocular melanoma patient, warning that they had been told that cinnamon was dangerous to the liver.

The concern with cinnamon is with ingesting too much coumarin. “True” cinnamon is called Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamonum verum) and has very little coumarin!

But lots of people buy a cheaper version of this spice, also labeled as cinnamon, and this botanical is from a completely different plant. It is actually Cassia “cinnamon” (dried Cassia bark) which can be quite high in coumarin and for certain people, may be linked to liver damage. True cinnamon is fine to use as a culinary spice!

Here is a link to an article about Uses for Cinnamon.

To learn more about herbs and spices that you may incorporate into your journey of health and wellness, please visit the link below

The Herbarium Membership for Herbalists


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How Our Hemp CBD Oil is Different

How Our Hemp CBD Oil is Different

Sometimes, you really can tell a lot just by looking! 99% of the CBD Oil on the market today is different from Vitalibis hemp, full-spectrum CBD Oil. If you are already using CBD from another supplier, you may want to give ours a try. Chances are your product is produced from hemp that may not have been grown according to organic agricultural practices and may contain pesticides or contaminants from the soil like lead, and it might even be adulturated from residual solvents used to extract the cannabinoids! See below:


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CBD for CTF

CBD for CTF

CBD for Closer to Free

As many people know, for the past few years I have sold various products in order to raise money for charity. I donated gift baskets of products to raffles when I was a sales rep for NYR Organic a few years ago; I donated my profits from the purchase of a certain book about coping with ocular melanoma from customers who used my Amazon Affiliate Link; and as an affiliate of PuraVida I donated the profits from the sale of certain curated selection of jewelry to a number of different fund raisers. A few experiences last year helped me narrow down and focus my fundraising efforts going forward.

I am proud to plan to volunteer at the Closer to Free Ride in person at the Yale Bowl in September. And between now and then I am also working to raise funds for my husband Paul, who is riding 100 Miles to raise $1,000 in my honor, to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center.

In January I joined the health and wellness company Vitalibis as a Brand Ambassador. The Vitalibis products are focused on full-spectrum hemp CBD Oil!

Between now and ride day, September 7th, 2019, I am donating any profits I earn from the purchase* of our Soothing Body Cream to Paul’s Closer to Free Ride fund raising!

Vitalibis Soothing Body Cream is a topical rub which provides a cooling / warming sensation to targeted areas, while leaving your skin feeling moisturized. Includes a proprietary blend of oils, including Vitalibis’ premium full spectrum phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil with approximately 400mg of naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids per tube. Perfect for massage therapists, sports practitioners, athletes and individuals with active lifestyles.

Let the training begin!

 


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*Eligible purchases must be made from my website https://www.vitalibis.com/sueapito/

Super-food from Hemp!

Super-food from Hemp!

I usually don’t eat a big breakfast so I’ve added #Vitalibis Super-food dietary supplement Daily Wellness to my morning routine.

New Customers, go to my website vitalibis.com/sueapito and create an account prior to 11:59 PM PST on February 27, 2019 (just click the right corner of the screen, no purchase necessary)

Then email customercare@vitalibis.com and let them know you are a New Customer of mine.

On February 28, 2019 Vitalibis will randomly pick 10 new Customers from all the Ambassador websites, and they’ll load $25 in product credit into their account for a future order! #Ambassador #affiliate


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CBD Oil Testing

CBD Oil Testing

Although CBD, short for cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant, it does not get you high. As long as it’s derived from hemp, it’s legal to buy over the counter.

When you watch the video above, or read the story on the NBC CONNECTICUT website, you’ll quickly realize not all CBD Oil products are the same! Along with making sure the product you purchase has the actual amount of CBD in a dose that the company claims, it’s also important to make sure products are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and toxins. Vitalibis does exactly that!

And we make those test results available for customers to download right from our website, too! Just click the links like the screenshot from my VIP Ambassador Vitalibis website below:


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Self-Study before You Self-Medicate

Self-Study before You Self-Medicate

I was shocked and disappointed to read a post from a member of an Ocular Melanoma Support Group I belong to, who shared a photo of her collection of dietary supplements that she takes. The front line of bottles were from a multi-level-marketing company which sells essential oils. On the end of the row was a container of eye droppers and a large bottle of empty capsules. This cancer patient is ingesting essential oils. They are putting them into a capsule, and making their own dietary supplements. This is a practice which is not only dangerous for a healthy person, but could prove life-threatening to a person who has cancer which has metabolized to their liver.

A *true* dietary supplement will be formulated to provide nutritional benefits missing from the diet or which the body is not creating for itself. That is why they are called dietary supplements – they supplement the diet.

No one’s diet is lacking in essential oils!

So in reality, this individual is using essential oils as drugs. DIY medicine. And if it was a salesperson who advised them how to make these capsules and told them which essential oils to ingest, then basically that person is practicing medicine without a license. Prescribing essential oils for ingestion is illegal unless the laws of that country, or in the case of the USA the state, allows it

If you are going to use herbs or essential oils for self-care, you really need to learn proper basic safety first. Even non-medical use of EOs like inhaling them to lift your mood, or applying them as cosmetics, have some risks if used incorrectly or for an inappropriate purpose.

” Internal use carries the greatest risk of the three application methods, is best reserved for acute situations (i.e. severe illness), and should be conducted under the supervision of a medical professional or aromatherapist trained in the internal use of essential oils. ” — from A GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY

Like what you read there? The Herbal Academy has some courses which are on sale during the early bird registration period, which runs through February 20, 2019! The new courses become available for access on or after February 20th.

Herbalism Courses for all levels


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