Archive for August, 2012

Low Risk Monument Home Business

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Low Risk Monument Home Business

Hi, welcome to my Monument home based business blog. This blog is for home business owners in Monument and those that are currently weighing their options as they search for the perfect opportunity in Monument.  One important factor in my decision to start an online XoBiotic Squares store is the low start-up cost.

Starting my XoBiotic Squares online store did not wipe out my entire savings account. Many Monument home business owners start direct selling businesses on less than $250. For that low fee, you get are able to sell a quality product that has been tested extensively. You are also able to take advantage of thousands of dollars of market research and advertising campaigns.

There is a common perception that Monument entrepreneurs are reckless risk-takers who will jeopardize everything they own to start their home business. I don’t think this is necessarily true in most cases. Savvy Monument direct sellers take calculated risks while maintaining a strong back-up plan.

So far, I haven’t needed to use my back-up plan, but I have peace of mind knowing that it’s there. You can start a XoBiotic Squares business very reasonably. For the exact cost, give me a call today.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

XoBiotic Squares Home Businesses Thriving In Colorado Springs

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

XoBiotic Squares Home Businesses Thriving In Colorado Springs

Here’s a question for all Colorado Springs home business owners: How is your company doing? My Colorado Springs business is thriving because my XoBiotic Squares network continues to grow. In fact, it seems to have taken on a life of its own.

Some of my Colorado Springs entrepreneur friends whose businesses tanked have joined my XoBiotic Squares sales team. XoBiotic Squares sales have remained strong even during the worst months of the recent recession. My Colorado Springs customers make room in their budget for XoBiotic Squares even when they do without other things.

Colorado Springs direct sales businesses with a superior product like XoBiotic Squares can defy economic trends.

Do you want to earn extra cash with an easy Xocai Nuggets online business? I can show you how. Call me today!

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares Xocai Nuggets

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Turn Your Car Into A Mobile Colorado Springs Office

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Turn Your Car Into A Mobile Colorado Springs Office If you are a busy Denver home based business owner, you may have noticed that your work-at-home job has turned into a work-in-car job. I have been operating a direct marketing business out of my Colorado Springs home since February 2008, but I spend a considerable amount of time on the road in the 80923 zip code area.

One day, I realized that the back seat was covered with Xocai Nuggets samples, the floor was covered with XoBiotic Squares brochures, and the dash was covered with sticky notes.

I have a beautiful office in my Colorado Springs home: it is organized, comfortable and well-supplied. Why couldn’t I create a mobile version of my home office in my car?

I got to work. I headed out to my closest Colorado Springs office supply store. I purchased a hanging file folder for paperwork and sturdy plastic boxes to organize samples in my trunk. (One of my Xocai Nuggets team members uses heavy cardboard banker’s boxes to hold samples. She thinks they are easier to label.)

Next I had to tackle the little stuff: paper clips, sticky notes, and pens. I found that cup holders can be great organizers.

If you want to invest in gadgets for your car office, there are endless possibilities:

  • Car desks that are secured with a seat belt
  • Car printers
  • Wireless mouse you direct with your thumb
  • Device that turns your cigarette lighter into a USB port

To be a successful Xocai Nuggets network marketer in Colorado Springs, I need to be ready when a sales or recruiting opportunity unexpectedly presents itself. Now that my car office is organized, I am much better at capitalizing on these opportunities.

To learn how to expand your Denver MLM network, call me today. The Xocai Nuggets opportunity is providing residual income for Denver entrepreneurs just like you.

health consultant Elsa Shields 719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923

P.S. It may be a good idea to tell your Denver auto insurance provider that you use your car for more than commuting. Some carriers don’t cover claims for vehicles that are used as mobile offices. Discuss your situation with your agent to protect yourself and your Colorado Springs business.

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Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Relaxation Techniques For Denver Kids

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Relaxation Techniques For Denver Kids

One of the hardest things for any Colorado Springs parent is to watch their kids struggle with life’s difficulties. It’s not always fun and games being a kid, and it is normal even for healthy children to struggle with stress and anxiety–whether from illness, pain, social situations, or academic pressures.

Here are some techniques that Denver parents can teach their kids to help relieve anxiety and stress. Of course, if parents in the 80923 zip code area feel their child is abnormally stressed or anxious, they can talk about this with their child’s Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , or Monument pediatrician.

One technique for stress relief is meditative breathing. Sit comfortably and then concentrate on breathing slowly and deeply, making sure the abdomen is moving, and not only the chest. Count slowly to 3 or 4 as you inhale, and then the same for the exhale. Try to focus all thoughts on breathing–the feel and the sound of it. When other thoughts enter your mind, try to let them float out again like a balloon. This technique helps to relax, and relieves stress and anxiety from the body and mind.

Another useful technique is mindfulness.

With the practice of mindfulness, Denver parents and children will be able to elicit a relaxed and open response even in the most stressful situations. Mindfulness involves becoming completely aware of every aspect of any experience. Practice in non-stressful situations first–you can even do it while eating dinner. Notice every detail of your food–the feel, the color, the sound, the taste.

Such healthy mindfulness practice can translate this way in a stressful situation: say your child is at his Denver school and is experiencing anxiety during a test. Practicing mindfulness, your child will notice the anxious feelings (cold and sweaty palms, shallow breathing, etc.), the feel of the paper in his hands, the students around him, etc. As your child notices and acknowledges these things, rather than fearing and avoiding them, they won’t be as frightening. Your child will learn that these things are part of life in Denver and that they are okay.

Life is a challenge for Denver parents and kids alike. Colorado Springs parents can give valuable tools to their children to help them stay happy, safe, and healthy on this journey of life!

My name is Elsa Shields and kids health in Monument is a passion of mine. I am concerned with issues such as vaccinations and childhood obesity in Manitou Springs.

If you would like to know more about my Colorado Springs home business that sells Xocai Nuggets, give me a call at 719.439.0142 today!

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Can Texting Help Colorado Springs Kids Eat Healthier?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Can Texting Help Colorado Springs Kids Eat Healthier?

Hello Colorado Springs parents. I ran across an article in Women’s Day magazine with some creative suggestions for helping children lose weight and develop sensible eating habits. (‘Is My Child Too Heavy,’ Women’s Day, June 2011, p. 102)

If you are one of the many Colorado Springs parents who is worried about your child’s weight, you might find these helpful:

  1. Have kids help you prepare meals. If they prepare healthy dishes, they are more likely to eat them.
  2. Encourage volunteering. ‘Boredom often goes hand-in-hand with overeating, volunteering keeps them busy and boosts self-esteem.’
  3. Limit eating to the kitchen table. Mindlessly snacking while watching TV or playing video games can add a significant amount of calories.
  4. Text a food journal. Handy texters (doesn’t that include every kid over the age of 12?) can more easily track their eating with the device they always have with them.

Colorado Springs children’s health is a priority for me. I am health consultant Elsa Shields of Colorado Springs. I sell a nutritional product that kids eat like candy. My Colorado Springs customers use Xocai Nuggets as a healthy treat for the whole family. To order Xocai Nuggets, call me at 719.439.0142.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Computer Tips For Colorado Springs Kids

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Computer Tips For Colorado Springs Kids

If your Colorado Springs children are anything like mine, they love to spend time on the computer. Instead of hopping on their bike and zipping over to 80923 to talk to their friends they would rather email or Facebook them. When I was growing up in Denver, we used cans tied together with yarn to communicate from tree house to tree house and as far as mail went we used good old snail mail.

My name is Elsa Shields and this is my blog where I advocate for Colorado Springs children’s health and talk about Xocai Nuggets. Today we will discuss the importance of teaching our Colorado kids safe habits to govern their computer time to help prevent injury.

Colorado Springs parents and caregivers need to regulate children’s computer usage
. Moderation is the key. My kids would sit in front of the computer all day if I let them, but we set the timer for 30 minutes and then it is time to choose another activity, like enjoying the Colorado Springs sunshine. By taking breaks the muscles used while computing are able to mend and repair themselves so that they are less likely to become injured.

Kids need to vary the ways they operate the computer so that different muscles get used. Instead of manipulating a mouse for every command, teach them to use a touch pad. Many Denver software stores sell voice activated systems which allow kids to switch up how they work at the computer to allow different muscles to work. Encourage your kids to take breaks to stretch and even shut their eyes for a few moments.

Colorado parents should coach their children on the proper way to sit at the computer. Posture is very important and should be loose and inherent, not stiff or unnatural. The habits we teach our Colorado kids will serve them throughout their lives.

Healthy habits for Colorado kids include eating nutritious food and exercising daily. For more information about keeping your kids healthy contact me today.

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Information from the following online article was used as reference material for this post:
“Keeping Kids Healthy,” http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cukkhinfo.htm, accessed on June 29, 2012

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Healthy Skin for Colorado Springs Kids

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Healthy Skin for Colorado Springs Kids

Hi! Welcome to my Colorado Springs children’s health blog. Today’s topic is ‘Healthy Skin for Colorado Springs Children.’

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s easy to take for granted all that our skin does for us. It is our first defense against germs, it regulates body temperature, it gives us the sense of touch, and so much more. This organ is always hard at work and parents in the Denver area need to be sure it’s working well for their children.

A common skin problem in our Colorado climate is simple irritation. Irritated skin is more likely to crack, which can increase the risk for infection. If your child’s skin is irritated, look around at some of the products in your home that may be causing it. Soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, and other household cleaners all have chemicals and fragrances that can be irritating. Colorado Springs parents can try switching brands or reducing use of these products.

Basic skin care for children should include moisturizing after bathing, using fragrance-free products, and practicing good sun protection. If dry skin is an issue for your child, pick up a humidifier at any Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , or Monument drugstore and allow it to run in your child’s room while they sleep.

If simple skin irritation can’t be controlled, or if your child develops other skin issues, make sure to take them to your Colorado Springs pediatrician.

My name is Elsa Shields and I want to help Colorado Springs families raise healthy, happy kids. My Denver home business sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Denver Injuries: Get The Ice, Fast!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Denver Injuries Get The Ice Fast!

If your Denver kids are active on the field, the court, or in your own backyard, chances are you have dealt with many bumps, bruises, and sprains. Prompt medical care can make all the difference when it comes to how quickly an injury heals.

Despite medical advancements, when it comes to a sprain, strain, break, or bruise, the best way to reduce pain and swelling is the same as when you were a kid: apply ice.

For the best DIY ice bag, fill a zip-top bag with ice cubes or crushed ice and a little water. The liquid will help the bag conform to the body and distribute the cold evenly. You can also use the frozen peas trick, which does essentially the same thing.

Don’t apply the bag to bare skin, however. This could cause frostbite or even a burn. Wrap the pack in a thin towel or article of clothing.

Don’t take the ice off too soon. Removing it after just a few minutes, when the skin is cold to the touch, won’t have a lasting effect. Leave ice on the injury until the area goes numb, but not more than 20 minutes. Repeat this once an hour for up to four hours.

Remember to get the ice on as soon as possible. Preventing and reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. The sooner you get ice on it, the sooner your Denver child will be back in action.

For more information on children’s health, or to learn about Xocai Nuggets, a nutritious snack, contact me today!

Elsa Shields, health consultant
http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Colorado Springs Sun Safety

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Colorado Springs Sun Safety

Many Colorado families enjoy spending time together outside. Whether it is in the mountains or at the beach, fresh air and sunshine make family time a fun time. Colorado Springs parents should make sure that their children are adequately protected from UV rays when enjoying outside time. Young skin can burn easily and one severe sunburn in childhood increases the chance of developing melanoma later in life two-fold. Colorado babies should not even be exposed to the sun. Cover them with clothing and keep them in the shade. When your Colorado Springs child is six months old, limited exposure to UV rays is okay, but use a healthy dose of sunscreen and common sense. The sunscreen sold at your Colorado Springs supermarket or drugstore should be applied thirty minutes before your kids go outside.

If you are enjoying time at the pool or beach make sure to regularly reapply often.  When my kids swim at the Denver pool they take many breaks in the shade to reapply sunscreen and hydrate. My name is Elsa Shields and I am a Colorado Springs-based XoBiotic Squares representative and an advocate for Colorado children’s health. There are many things to worry about as a parent., but I never have to worry about the healthy snacks I give my kids. If you are interested in Monument children’s health and healthy snacking contact me today!

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Your Colorado Springs Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Your Colorado Springs Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Hello Colorado Springs parents! How many times have you discovered a bumpy rash or discolored skin on your child and then consulted online sites to discover what it may be? Maybe your toddler has loose stools every time he eats wheat and after scouring all the web articles about bowel movements you decide he has a gluten intolerance. Or maybe your Colorado teen has been experiencing headaches so you consult the latest health app on your smart phone.


My name is Elsa Shields and I am a local XoBiotic Squares representative based in Colorado Springs. One of my passions is advocating for children’s health in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

I am concerned about the number of Colorado Springs parents diagnosing their children’s health using technology instead of consulting their Colorado pediatrician. I realize it is very convenient to consult online sources when figuring out what may be ailing your child, but you should always check with your physician as well.

Denver parents can’t always be sure that the information gleaned from the web or a health app is reputable. Some online advice might even be dangerous and harm your child. I realize if you are reading my Colorado Springs children’s health blog you are doing it online. Don’t get me wrong, there is helpful, user-friendly information regarding your Colorado Springs children’s health, but please let your Denver doctor do the diagnosing and prescribing.

Thanks for stopping by! For more information about children’s health or Xocai Nuggets contact me today at 719.439.0142.

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.