Al & Shelley DeMelo

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May 2011 Volume 6, Issue 5

Sharing our journey with you...

DeMelo's Da News

Mother's Day

Appreciating Mum

In May we celebrate Mothers' Day! We spent a bunch of time appreciating all our mom's have done for us. We sure hope mothers around the world were honored for all their hard work and the love they give all of us!

Three Mountain Foundation

Three Mountain Retreat

Our May began and ended with meditation workshops that are held right here in Kamloops at a place called Three Mountain Foundation with Lynn Gordon-Mundel.

Our goals for attending the meditations is to discover who we really are and to experience our connection with each other as one -- and with Source energy. A byproduct of all of this is that as we do these meditations, Three Mountain Retreata whole new set of eyes and awareness have emerged and we have noticed that we are strengthening our intuition. If you have a chance, we highly recommend taking this really interesting class.

Giving Back

Small loansAl and I are always looking for good ways to give back to the world around us. One place we have found useful is Kiva. Kiva is a non profit organization empowering other entrepreneurs in other countries with as little as $25.00 loans. Founded in 2005, Kiva has a 98.75% repayment rate, 100% of every dollar goes directly towards funding the loan.

Meet Zaira Vanessa Miranda Tello...

ZairaHere's one example, if you click on one of the images on the page above. These are some of the featured entrepreneurs that you can select to loan money to. In this case, Zaira lives in Peru and is looking for a loan of $200 which will help her to buy a greater variety of merchandise for her business. It also tells you the status of her request. In Zaira's case, so far she has raised 62% and is looking for $75.00 to complete the loan.

You can read their stories and pick whom you want to lend the money to, set the terms of the repayment, etc. I highly recommend exploring this site and read about the people requesting the loans. This small amount of money is so meaningful to them. It is a fantastic feeling to be changing people’s lives in this way.

pH and Your Body

Not everyone is aware that your body's pH is of utmost importance if you would like to ensure your ongoing good health. I sure didn't know until I went to a meeting in Kamloops where Jack Canfield who wrote the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul” was talking about the the importance of maintaining an alkaline environment in your body.

Hummm... I thought. That started me on a journey researching the Acid-Alkaline body connection. During that research, I learned how an alkaline body (pH 7.4) resists the formation of cancer.

Medical health professionals are starting to understand more about this very powerful knowledge and scientific studies are underway to understand the relationship of Cancer and other illnesses and the body's acidic or alkaline state.

We have been working on eliminating a lot of things that create an acidic state in the blood stream. Did you know that one can of soda has a pH of 2.5... and that to neutralize this, you need to drink 32 glasses of water that is a pH of 7? It is shocking to us that by making small changes, we feel a lot better and have more energy. I can’t remember the last time I was sick. Here's a cool chart and more information.

If you are serious about your health try eliminating soda. Not only will your body acidity move to a more alkaline state, but your bones will get stronger by not drinking in all that Phosphorus. To learn more, click on the pH scale image above!

System Update!!!

Woo hoo... we are celebrating the fact that our inventory system is implemented in full swing. The tracking of our inventory in-- and out-- has been as fun as getting a new toy. Our data collector now does the reporting job in minutes. Figuring all that out used to take me hours. What will I do with the time!!!?

We are now looking for a manager for the shop.
Our mentors showed us a helpful book called “Why aren’t you more like me” by Ken Keis. This book identifies your inherent personal style as it relates to people, tasks, time and situations. The book also helps you understand yourself and others more clearly, it helps improve communication and increase your success with all relationships in your life.

This is a book that will help you hire the right person for the job in your organization. By knowing their personal style, it can facilitate better communication with them. There is also a "Values Indicator" which will show you if the people you associate with closely or hire have the same values as you do.

Till next month, Live your Joy!

Al & Shelley