Everything has a Genesis…. a beginning. After my first-born son was born, I desired more than anything a new beginning.

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tanya I live in Oregon and I am married to the beautiful man, Eric in our family photo. We have two amazing, beautiful, witty, and blessed boys!!!

So as I mentioned, I needed, I desired, with everything in me a new beginning. One in which I had choices. Freedom to do what my heart was telling me I needed to do.

I needed to be home with my son. I needed it so bad it hurt. I will never ever, ever forget the feeling I had after he was born. The love that a parent has for their child is so intense, so much greater than anything that I had ever experienced before.

It was so bad; I couldn’t even sleep at night (when he was asleep) because I had to constantly check to make sure he was okay. Any moms out there reading this, can you relate?

I am not going to lie, I was so blessed to be home with him for almost 6 months and trust me when I say, I enjoyed every minute of it because I knew those precious days were numbered, I did.

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I am sharing my heart with all of you who read this……

At Nerium International’s October conference, we were blessed to have John C. Maxwell as one of our guest speakers. He was absolutley amazing to say the least……..

I have been reading THE 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP written by him. Earlier today I had a rare moment to myself while Eric took the boys on a walk. I decide to grab my book and read the 11th law, The Law of The Inner Circle.. 

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Posture is a new word for me. Another paradigm shift of many that I have had since joining Nerium International 9 months ago. Posture is how you view yourself, the way you carry yourself, what you put out is what you get back. Thus how you are perceived and in turn treated by others.

For example, I used to be this not so confident person, so I carried myself that way, that is what I put out there to people, and guess what? That is what they thought of me.

True story:

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Wilma Rudolph

I found this quote the other day; “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” -Wilma Rudolph.

This quote particularly caught my attention. For the past two years, I have read aloud the book called Wilma Unlimited to my third grade students, when we were studying biographies. Wilma’s story is a story of determination and a burning desire. For those of you who don’t know the story read on while I share.


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Our Nerium Team Vision

When I think of what it means to be a Nerium Brand Partner, I think of what Cecil Beaton, The Academy Award Winning Designer And Photographer once said, “Be daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers….”

For a while there my husband and I had been talking about putting together a vision statement for ourselves and our Nerium business. When we started with Nerium, my husband wrote on our bathroom mirror,

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The Slight Edge of Here

The last few days I have come to realize the meaning behind “the slight edge of here” behind “take a moment to smell the roses.” It is about being conscientious with what is going on around you and in life.

I have found myself being inspired by the minute things that it surprises me that this aha! moment has not occurred in the past…… or has it? It is not that these things have not been there, but I decided to stop and take a slight edge MOMENT to absorb everything in.

Our culture is so riddled with people going and coming in that we never take time to really stop. Well, unless we are at home or having meals and even then we are still busy bodies whether in our minds, on tablets, phones and so on.

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