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Coffee with Keena

What is Coffee with Keena?

Coffee with Keena is a radio show hosted by Shakeena Melbourne.

Purpose of the Show

  • Interview experts to share their knowledge with listeners
  • Educate the community
  • Share resources in our community

Recently I had the honor of meeting Shakeena in a small group setting, what an inspiration!
During April on Coffee with Keena women and health is the featured topic.  It was a privilege to be interviewed this month.  We had the opportunity to talk about nutrient dense food, fermented foods and beverages, and a Young Living healthy lifestyle.

Past Shows

Every week Shakeena interviews someone different.  Her radio shows inspire us, supports community, shares fun/humor and educates.  Here are a few previous topics.

  1. Veterans and Business
  2. Education
  3. Grant Writing
  4. Business Planning

Tune in Tuesdays at 6:00 pm to enjoy her show on her website or the radio shows platform.

If you want to get all the info (Conversations during music breaks) tune into her facebook page.

Another option is to check out her YouTube Channel.

About Shakeena Melbourne

Shakeena is a lawyer; her practice is called Upton Law, PLLC

Upton Law’s practice covers, business development, real estate, and estate planning.

Outside the law, her passion is to help inform people of resources that are available in our community.  Upton Law allows her to meet individuals that also want to make a positive impact in the local area. She can share their story through Coffee with Keena.

Shakeena prides herself in volunteering at a literacy center called Center 4 Success, a veterans court, at church and a free legal clinic called Common Ground.

 

Thank you for inspiring us all to be better people and to give back to our communities.

 

 

 

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Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan

Recently I had the honor of meeting Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and Salon.  The team she has created has made a difference in over 4000 children’s lives.  WOW, that is huge!  All these children were helped by receiving a custom made wig at no cost to the child or family.  Adult wigs don’t fit kids and are not styled for children.

It is unfortunate that health insurance companies will not help cover any of the cost for these children to receive a wig (but here is how you can help change that).  Most of the children Maggie works with have cancer and other patients that have lost their hair and are battling for their health.  By receiving a wig, it is one less obstacle they have to deal with. Hair loss can be devastating for anyone and for a child it is one more social and emotional issue to deal with daily. Continue reading Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan

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What is Happiness?

When is the last time you actually thought about what happiness is?  Recently I have given some serious thought to it.

When you really ponder the idea of happiness, it can represent so many things.  Ask anyone you encounter and you will be surprised by the variety of different answers you will receive.

Happiness could mean………………..

  • Security
  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Relationship
  • Career
  • Health
  • Food to eat
  • Shelter
  • Friends
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Painting
  • Being accepted
  • Sharing
  • Teaching
  • Being able to walk
  • A bed to sleep in
  • A hand to hold
  • Sunshine

This list just scratches the surface. We have all been raised in different environments, different ways, and in different parts of the world.  We are all unique, let’s celebrate that.

Together we are a powerful force.  We need to make the time to celebrate ourselves and each other.  Imagine the joy, laughter, and happiness we could create and share. Continue reading What is Happiness?

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Foods that Help to Reduce Inflammation

Did you know that herbs can help with inflammation?

Herbs and spices can be anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herbs have been used by  Ayurvedic and Chinese medical practitioners for centuries. They are used in preparing food, brewed in the form of tea, taken internally, and used in balms to apply to the body.

Using these herbs and spices on a daily basis it can make a positive effect on your health.

14 Inflammation-Reducing Herbs and Spices

  1. Clove
  2. Turmeric
  3. Ginger
  4. Rosemary
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Cayenne
  7. Sage
  8. Black pepper
  9. Jamaican allspice
  10. Apple pie spice mixture
  11. Oregano
  12. Pumpkin pie spice mixture
  13. Marjoram
  14. Thyme

Continue reading Foods that Help to Reduce Inflammation

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16 Uses for Herbal-Infused Vinegar & How to Make Your Own

Add a fancy vinegar with tantalizing flavors adorned with sprigs of fresh herbs to your kitchen collection.

Make your vinegar bottles extra elegant by adding a bow out of ribbon or twine.

 

Take your vinegar to the next level.  Infuse it with herbs and spices!

Super Simple Instructions

  1. Use 3 or 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  2. Rinse sprigs, pat them dry
  3. Peel one large clove of garlic, cut in half
  4. Place fresh thyme and garlic in a glass jar
  5. Fill with white wine vinegar
  6. Cap tightly – If the cap is metal first put a piece of wax paper then cap
  7. Store in a cool dark place
  8. Shake every few days
  9. Label
  10. Wait at least two weeks,  the more extended the period the stronger the flavor (I prefer 3-4 weeks)

Continue reading 16 Uses for Herbal-Infused Vinegar & How to Make Your Own

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How do I sign up for Young Living?

Sign up for young living with organic stepping stones

Getting registered for Young Living is easy! When you are ready, click sign up for Young Living to get started.

Once you click the link, the top of your screen will show a progress bar that looks similar to the picture below.

The process of signing up for Young Living Essential oils and rewards

Step 1: Choose Your Membership

To save 24% on every order, sign-up as a member, which should be auto-checked versus a retail customer.

When it asks you what type of membership you want, this screen will appear:


Continue reading How do I sign up for Young Living?

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Are you feeling lost in life? Create a Vision

Have you carved out a moment in time to ponder the idea of your vision?  Some of you say, “I’m already working on it” while others might be so busy with daily life and might ask, “What are you talking about?”

 

The last couple of years I have been seriously kicking this idea around.   You could call it your vision, dream, goal, mission or anything relevant for you.  We all have gifts and talents; the beautiful thing is that we are all uniquely different.

 

Young Living continually promotes the idea of finding your “why” or dream in life, which I have embraced and want to share with you.  After going to Diamond Bound (an event put on by Young Living Entrepreneurs) many of the speakers urged us all to step outside of the box to create our unique vision.  They all share how and why they built their dream and the positive impact it has had for so many people.  Attending this event inspired me to help me achieve my dream while empowering you.

 

  Why Should You Have a Vision?

  • To share your gifts and talents
  • Create a purpose for yourself
  • To help others help themselves
  • The responsibility of your vision is your own

Continue reading Are you feeling lost in life? Create a Vision

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Airport Travel and Germs, Should you be Concerned?

During the cold season, you probably only pay attention to the person who is visibly sick and keep your distance from them, but certain surfaces at the airport contain substantially larger bacteria colonies than other areas. (You may not be able to see them, but they are there!) It is normal for bacteria to be everywhere, but it’s the bad bacteria that we need to be more aware of and can make you ill.

Studies were conducted by the website Travelmath, the University of Nottingham in England, and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare to collect samples of surfaces both in the airport and in the airplane.

Most people would think that the toilet would be the biggest offender, but surprisingly it is not.  When using the restroom, most people are careful with what they touch and follow up with washing their hands with warm soapy water. Where else are these bad bacteria hiding? Continue reading Airport Travel and Germs, Should you be Concerned?

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One simple answer for beautiful, radiant, skin… Exfoliate

Have you ever felt like your skin was just there?  Not glowing, soft or toned but it functioned well by covering your body lol.

Well believe it or not the simple truth is all you need to do is exfoliate.

What is Exfoliating?

  • The short and sweet of it is the process of removing dead dried skin cells from the surface of our body.
  • Deep cleansing of your pores
  • Smooths the skin’s surface

Why should we exfoliate?  The golden question.

  • Eliminates infected and clogged pores
  • Smooths the texture of the skin
  • Minimizes whiteheads (we don’t want those, right?)
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Radiant, softer skin (that’s all I need to know)
  • Fades dark spots
  • Allows moisture to penetrate deeply hydrating the skin
  • Reduces fine lines

Okay, so I got your attention and you’re ready to learn more.  The beauty of it all is that exfoliating is a simple and quick step to add to your routine. Continue reading One simple answer for beautiful, radiant, skin… Exfoliate