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Passionate For Optimal Health | Leslie Thompson

Getting Back On Track

Leslie is smiling for the camera and posing outside near a tree with a clear container of Plexus in her left hand. She is looking summer cool and stylish in a green tank top and white pants.
Leslie Thompson

Editor’s Note: Going through a major life altering event like losing eyesight can take a serious toll on a person’s emotions, psyche, and overall health. The fear of thinking your life going forward will be forever changed can be overwhelming to the point of making you feel paralyzed. Leslie Thompson knows this fear firsthand and found a way to get her life back on track, following is her story.

Hi, Guys! I am a 35-year-old mom of three girls ages 5, 7, and 9. I was a special education teacher for 10 years before my vision was interfering with the success of doing my job and raising my children. I was struggling emotionally for several years as it was, let alone when I didn’t have my job title anymore.  

I knew I should be happy being with my family and girls, but the thought of it, just wasn’t enough to prevent the tears and nervousness I was feeling about each day. I was at a point of going back to my doctor to have her put me on medication to help me deal with these issues, though I didn’t want the side effects.

I had just heard about Plexus products a couple of months prior and was a total skeptic of these products helping me. However, I thought it would be worthwhile if it could help me not be on medication. These products are made with natural, plant-based ingredients.

I had nothing to lose, but so much to gain! I am so incredibly happy to say that I have been on Plexus products for a year and a half and never had to fill a script from my doctor. I actually just had my yearly checkup and we discussed these changes!

My husband noticed the change in me. He was no longer worried about leaving me at home when he went to work. Feelings of sadness are not only felt by the person having the issues but felt by the others in the household.  

It has been such a blessing to get my body balanced and improving my gut health. Without knowing it, many health issues are tied to our gut health, even from the things we ate and medications we took in our younger years.

I have no more chronic feelings of sadness or nervousness, more energy, no more diet coke addiction, less coffee, better sleep, no more sugar addiction, and probably more I haven’t pinpointed. I know that taking these health products are helping me live a better future as well.

When I know other family members have health issues, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, autoimmune diseases, I want to do my best to prevent it, as well! I would gladly answer any questions you may have if you don’t already know someone who shares Plexus. It has become my passion to help others achieve optimal health!

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Guest Post: Lisa Salinger

Work Worth Doing

Archer aiming his bow and arrowAre you looking for work? Maybe you’re among the 70 percent of blind people who are unemployed. Maybe you work part-time, full-time, or you are retired, but you’d like to do something extra.

Unfortunately, there is a down side to the job I propose, but there are also many benefits. Let’s get the negative out of the way first thing. After that, I hope you’ll keep reading to see the many advantages to be gained. Here’s the sad truth: working at this job has a nice benefits package, but no pay.

“No Pay???” I can hear the outrage from here. “What point is there in having a job if you’re not getting paid?”

Granted, bringing home that paycheck is one of the nicest benefits of having a job, but it’s not the only one. Besides, if you had all the work you could handle right now, you wouldn’t even be considering another job. So let’s look at some of those other perks:

  • A job provides a sense of purpose.
  • Doing your job well and meeting your goals helps you feel good about yourself, and who can’t use more of that?
  • A job allows you to learn new skills or hone those you already have.
  • Finally, a job may be a springboard that launches you to higher and better things.

Jump rope and towelYou might think it a bit far-fetched right now, but I honestly can’t think of any job more worthwhile than working on your health. Maybe you want to start doing more cardio, strength training, stretching, exercising to improve flexibility, healthy cooking, meditating, spending time outdoors, or any number of healthy pursuits.

I’m certainly not suggesting you should set aside the equivalent of a full-time work week. However, if you have the time to spare, consider carving out a generous portion for the purpose of improving your health. You will likely find that, just like any job to which you give priority, you will gain a greater sense of purpose and feel better about yourself, and you will learn new skills or hone those you already have. And once you get started on the path, who knows all the exciting places it may take you!

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