Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patty's Day Giveaway

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

This week I am sponsoring my first Lia Sophia giveaway for Melinda at The Happiest Mommy on the Block.*  Melinda is a young wife and mother with her own business of coaching women to be their very best.  Her background in integrative health aids her in seeing each woman as a whole person (physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual) and finding ways to assist her in being the phenomenal woman she is.
 Melinda and I met through a mutual friend and I am so happy to be collaborating with her.  She was sweet enough to sit down for a written interview and to participate in my Questions of the Heart; Answers of Real Women series.

 Before you head on over to enter her giveaway, take time to get to know our lovely hostess.

What inspired you to coach other women?

Modern women find themselves in a really unique situation as the descendants of the feminist movement. Empowered and encouraged to build careers and compete with men for 'success,' yet our very femininity draws us to nurture -- most often within a family and in maintaining a home. As I approached the Motherhood Milestone, I realized more and more how much this conflict of priorities was really taking a toll on mothers, new and old. I've been given a gift through my background in natural nutrition and creating a balanced lifestyle and I pay that gift forward by helping other women, especially mothers, learn to take care of themselves so that they can then take better care of their families and their personal goals. 

What do you think every woman should know about her health?

A woman's body is an amazing, awesome instrument. From shape to cycle, it deserves every line of poetry and music that has honored and flattered its perfection. We are masterpieces, the final element in the creation story. We are also created with an acute sense of intuition. The happiest and healthiest women I've ever met have learned to love this dynamic duo - they respect their bodies and trust their intuition whole-heartedly. The medications, processed foods, addictions, and criticisms we are often battling will only numb us to that truth, and ultimately that happiness.

How would you describe your personal style?

If 'Ladylike' is a style, I think that's where I find myself feeling feminine, attractive, and confident. Style icons like Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly and Vera Ellen have always captured my attention and I recently became a regular visitor at

What Lia Sophia piece do you wish could be in your jewelry box right now?

The Golden Girl necklace and the Glitter Ball earrings are both going on my birthday wish list. I love that Lia Sophia offers beautiful jewelry that can either compliment an outfit or give it that special, finishing pop. Keeping high quality jewelry at a surprisingly comfortable price is a challenge, but LS has mastered the art of affordable beauty.

I’m inspired to start living a healthier lifestyle. Where do I begin?

That depends on you. Living a healthier lifestyle really has a different meaning for each and every woman, based on her health history and goals. The key is consistent, small changes. Health Coaches like myself are available to help you focus on specific steps to better health, and natural healing options. It's not as simple as "calories in/calories out," I offer consultations free of charge, as I want to make it as easy as possible to invest in healthier options for you and your family.

Thank you, Melinda!

Come back this week for Melinda’s edition of Questions of the Heart; Answers of Real Women.  

*The winner of Melinda’s giveaway will receive their choice of metal and stone of Lia Sophia’s Birthday Party earrings.  Studs are a wardrobe staple for their versatility.   You can dress these gems up or down depending on your outfit and other accessories.  Pretty jewelry is a reflection of your true beauty.  Who doesn’t want a little sparkle and color just in time for spring?

To enter the giveaway make sure you like Melinda’s facebook page The Happiest Mommy on the Block and send her the answer to, “What makes you feel beautiful?”

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