May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Every 8 minutes, someone will be diagnosed with melanoma. Every hour someone will die from the disease in the US alone. But it’s totally preventable if you catch it early! May is Melanoma Awareness month and I want to be sure to share more info with you!

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The Facts:

  • Melanoma is most common in MEN over the age of 50, in front of colon, prostate and lung cancer.
  • 1 in 50 Americans have a lifetime risk of developing melanoma.
  • In 2009, nearly 63,000 were diagnosed with melanoma in the United States, resulting in approximately 8,650 deaths.
  • The projected numbers (according to the American Cancer Society) for 2013 are even higher with 76,690 diagnosis and 9,480 deaths.
  • Not just for the fair-skinned, anyone can get it, regardless of age, sex or race.
  • If not caught early, melanoma is known to be the most deadly of all skin cancers.
  • Melanoma can also occur in the eye, the mucous membranes or even underneath fingernails and toenails.
  • Exposure to tanning beds before age 30 increases a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 75%, and younger people who regularly use tanning beds are eight times more likely to develop melanoma than people who have never used them.
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Why is Melanoma Different?

  • It can take on a variety of appearances.
  • It can mimic benign skin growths which delays the diagnosis.
  • Melanoma can also spread to other organs even when it appears as a small speck or growth on the skin.
  • Once it spreads, prognosis dramatically worsens.

Early detection of melanoma is essential to improve the prognosis

  • In its early stages, melanoma can be successfully removed and monitored by regular skin screenings.
  • Survival rates can exceed 90 – 95 percent in early stage melanoma.
  • In its most advanced stages, melanoma can be deadly as few treatment options exist.
  • Survival rates drop to less than 20 percent when melanoma has spread to other organs.

There are several steps you can take in order to help increase your chances of detecting a melanoma early.

  • Carefully examine your skin once a month. If you notice any changes, consult a dermatologist right away.
  • If melanoma runs in your family, make sure all of your family members are checked regularly by a dermatologist once or twice a year.
  • Protect yourself from UV radiation by practicing safe sun habits:
    • Avoid the sun during the peak hours (generally 10AM – 4PM)
    • Use sunscreen daily. Sunscreen should contain elements which block both UVA and UVB rays and should have an SPF of at least 30. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours and after sweating or swimming. Do not use a sunscreen to spend more time in the sun.
    • Wear protective clothing, ex: wide brimmed hat, long sleeved shirts/pants, and sunglasses.
    • Avoid tanning salons. Exposure to tanning salons increases your risk of melanoma.

    how to self screenHow to Self Screen:

What you’ll need: a bright light; a full-length mirror; a hand mirror; two chairs or stools; a blow-dryer.

  1. Examine head & face, using 1 or 2 mirrors. Use blow-dryer to inspect scalp.
  2. Check hands, including nails. In full-length mirror, examine elbows, arms, underarms.
  3. Focus on neck, chest, and torso. Women: Check under breasts.
  4. With back to the mirror, use hand mirror to inspect back of neck, shoulders, upper arms, back, buttocks, legs.
  5. Sitting down, check legs and feet, including soles, heels, and nails. Use hand mirror to examine genitals.

 

In the meantime, be sure to check out the following products:

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Committed to providing the best level of sun protection available, Stanford-trained dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields have developed SHIELDrf sunscreen technology, a proprietary combination of ingredients which maximizes UVA protection while maintaining elegant aesthetics. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!!

 

With so many people at risk for skin cancer, specifically melanoma, we want to know about you.  

How often do you get checked for melanoma and other forms of skin cancer?

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I meet a lot of people who’ve had to downsize their businesses (or have been downsized themselves)

who talked about how their industries are changing (in a bad way) because of greater regulations or technology making their biz irrelevant.

I feel very lucky to have landed with a company that’s enjoying expansion & market growth and using technology to propel us into even greater success. Some of the latest exciting news?

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Rodan + Fields has outgrown its current headquarters, and I can’t wait to see our swanky new building near the Embarcadero. This growth is fueled by the all of us who are building businesses of our own around the country. Image

Because of our success and the expertise and efforts of our Corporate Team, we’re now ranked in the top 100 GLOBAL direct sales companies, yet we haven’t event expanded beyond the US.

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What an exciting time to be a part of this company. I’m honored to share in its success and help others do the very same.   Message me to learn how you or someone you know can take part in this amazing opportunity with this phenomenal company.

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Tammy Allen-Schenke
Independent  Consultant
Rodan + Fields Dermatologist
www.totallyamazingskin.myrandf.biz
contact me

Once Upon A Time Two Girls Met In College And The Rest Is History

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Rodan + Fields Dermatologists skincare line was launched in high-end department stores in 2002 and quickly became a top seller. In 2003, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. realized Rodan + Fields’ value and bought the brand, which continued to thrive. By all measures, Rodan + Fields exemplified success. So why did this company decide to pull its products from department stores and re-launch the brand as a direct sales company?The answer is simple. Rodan + Fields founders Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields saw a trend among consumers who were unknowingly doing their own brand of marketing for the company. With that boost, Drs. Rodan and Fields seized the opportunity to reach the public in a more meaningful way. And the people responded, developing an even greater personal connection with the products and the company.

Neutrogena Says…………….”No No No”

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Drs. Rodan and Fields met as dermatology residents at Stanford more than 20 years ago. Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is actually their second business venture together. The two women are the co-creators of ProActiv® Solution, one of the most successful skincare brands in the United States.

When Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields went to pitch ProActiv to companies, executives were impressed. However, as Allan Kurtzman, then President and COO of Neutrogena, explained to them, Proactiv wasn’t going to work on a mass-market shelf. He told them “you can’t put a $40 regimen next to a $6.95 spot treatment and have it sell.” He also told them they needed a way to communicate and connect with their audience, and suggested an infomercial format.

That turned out to be brilliant advice. Through infomercials, the women were able to come into people’s homes and explain the brand, appealing on an intellectual and an emotional level. ProActiv quickly became a top-selling acne treatment that has won numerous awards in the beauty industry by following that marketing strategy.

Out From Under The Counter Directly Into The Home

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Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields began Rodan + Fields Dermatologists because they felt this approach to skincare should be extended beyond acne to treat other common skin conditions. They launched their new line in department stores because they believed the products could best be explained to customers on a one-to-one basis. Stores were delighted with Rodan + Fields’ numbers! Customers were buying the product but the doctors weren’t seeing the kind of adoption they believed the products merited.

“The doctors were finding that the majority of people who were coming in for the product weren’t coming in because of anything the department store did,” explains Rodan + Fields President and General Manager Lori Bush. “It was word-of-mouth that was sending people in for the products. The doctors began to believe that there was much more potential if they could break out from behind the glass counter.”

In 2006, a PR initiative demonstrated that direct sales could be the perfect vehicle for the company. So Rodan + Fields held a “House Call” event in a Southern California home. Attendees were thrilled to have a better understanding of the products. They liked the brand’s message so much that many wanted to become more personally involved.

Estee’ Lauder Decides To Let Rodan + Fields Grow

A local television affiliate ran a piece on the House Call. “The phones lit up at the station,” says Bush. “But callers weren’t merely interested in where they could buy the products. They wanted to know how they could hold one of these events. They were asking, ‘How can I get involved?’ ”Dr. Rodan acknowledges that the company was reaching out to attendees in a way that crossed the usual seller-buyer boundaries. “People loved the product and philosophy so much that they wanted to be part of the team,” she says. “Because of this passion and enthusiasm, our customers literally pulled us out of department stores and into the direct selling business.”

The doctors approached Estee Lauder about transforming Rodan + Fields into a direct marketing company. Estee Lauder was interested in the idea, but ultimately determined that they didn’t have the infrastructure to allow the brand to realize its fullest potential. So Estee Lauder sold ownership rights back to Drs. Rodan and Fields while retaining a vested interest in the brand.

In 2008, Rodan + Fields became the first prestigious skincare brand to exit retail and enter the direct sales market

Rodan + Fields Philosophy 101

So what is it about Rodan + Fields that created such a desire in its customers that they wanted to partner with the company?It is as simple as Philosophy 101. The Doctors believe that great skin can make a real difference in people’s live and that resonates with its users. “Our best advertisements are our consultants because the beautiful results are literally written all over their faces,” says Dr. Rodan. “I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t have some issue with her skin at one point or another, especially with age. With less than one dermatologist per 30,000 people in the population, successful self-treatment can be difficult to achieve.”

The company’s level of credibility is additional incentive for customers to become consultants. Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields are highly respected dermatologists in the beauty industry and in the field of dermatology.

“As practicing dermatologists we have hands-on knowledge of the needs of our patients and formulations required to impact skin. We fill those needs by offering products that combine medicines with elegant skincare to both heal and prevent future skin issues,” says Dr. Fields.

Mimi Field, who handles the company’s PR, agrees. “It’s great that I’m not just talking about the products to editors. I also have these wonderful resources in the doctors,” she says. “They’re called upon because of their authority as dermatologists. That is so helpful to the consultants in establishing the products’ credibility.”

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Furthermore, Rodan + Fields maintains a relationship with beauty magazines, which is unusual for a direct sales company. But because of their exposure with Proactiv and their establishment as well-known experts in the field of dermatology, the doctors were able to develop that connection. “We’re in contact with the beauty press all the time,” Kathy Fields says. “We meet with them several times a year to showcase new products.”

Like many high-end department store lines, Dr Kathy Fields estimates that Rodan + Fields is featured at least once a month in magazines—in effect receiving free advertising and increasing the brand’s visibility.

But even more than the brand’s credibility, Rodan + Fields effectiveness has made consultants out of its users. “Our Rodan + Fields products are packaged in simple straightforward regimens, each designed to fix a specific problem,” Dr. Rodan says.

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Most Rodan and Fields Consultants Have NO Direct Sales Experience

->When the company launched it’s first “House Call” in 2006, more than 1,000 consultants signed on to Rodan + Fields before its official launch. (what we call BBLs today!) But the company soon found that its distributor base wasn’t typical. Rather than seasoned network marketers who saw a new opportunity and signed on, most had no history in direct sales. (I am a perfect example of that).“Therein lies the really interesting dynamic,” Bush says. “We’d put together an MLM business plan that has a robust earning potential and discovered we were attracting people who didn’t know what to do with it. Because of our positioning and strong brand premise, we thought we’d be attractive to seasoned network marketers. Instead, people who appreciated the product proposition and the brand equity were joining.”

This provided Rodan + Fields with its first challenge. “We had to figure out how to take this passionate interest in being entrepreneurial in this category and turn that into success in direct sales,” Bush says.

One issue was brand strength. “There was the expectation that the doctors’ Proactiv legacy was going to make consultants successful just by signing up,” Bush says. This assumption was partly true; consultants had no problem creating a consumption base. “They were extremely successful in signing people into the customer loyalty subscription, but they weren’t building downlines. They were making a little bit of money, but most weren’t building the organizations that would allow them to fully capitalize on the way the plan was modeled.”

The result was a lack of dynamic leaders providing training for the company. So Rodan + Fields stepped in. “We were able to bring in some leadership from the world of direct sales and, at a company level, almost act as the upline,” Bush explains. “We know that one day they won’t want us serving in this role anymore, but in the early days, they embraced company leadership in helping them establish the how-to’s of doing the business.”

Targeted Growth

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The plan is to expand internationally, but first the company’s objective is to focus on creating a solid domestic base. “We’ve done a prospectus on where we believe we should be going globally, but we’re not going to extend our footprint geographically until we feel like we’ve developed the United States to its fullest extent,” Bush says.

As of February 2013 we announced that we will be launching in Canada by January, 2014!

Rodan + Fields is taking full advantage of every technological advance to do just that. Plans include building a studio in the corporate office for streaming webcasts, which will allow Drs. Rodan and Fields and other executives to beam themselves into meetings around the country.

When it comes to expanding product lines, though, Rodan + Fields will be driven by utility, not the bottom line. “The doctors are not going to create a new line because it’s spring and they feel the need to beat last year’s numbers,” Bush says. “They’re not trendy. They’re addressing real needs.”

Dr. Kathy Fields adds, “We’re proud to be the only dermatologist line in direct selling. Through our line we offer people a way to not only change their skin, but also change their lives.”

This is such an amazing time to jump on board. If you feel that this is for you, then please contact me and I will show you how this company can change your life, weather it be thru better skin, or the capitalization of this promising business opportunity. If this is not something that is for you, I would love to receive your support in the form of a referral.Tammy Allen-Schenke Independent Consultant Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

 

If you are interested in obtaining an in home consultation from Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathie Fields click here .If you would like information on becoming a consultant click here

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This is me, age 55. I am 55 Redefined! You can be too! I would love to get you on your way to the best skin of your life.

Tammy Allen-Schenke
Independent  Consultant
Rodan + Fields Dermatologist
www.totallyamazingskin.myrandf.com
contact me

DID YOU KNOW?

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Of course everyone ages, but the way in which your skin ages is very much under your control. Here are 4 lifestyle changes you can start to make right now:

1. Get your beauty sleep…on your back. Over time, a nightly face plant into your pillow will cause those pillow creases to become permanently etched into your skin. Train yourself to get off your side and sleep on your back.
2. No smoking, or quit if you do. It makes you look a decade older than you actually are. Smoking breaks down collagen, impairs wound healing and restricts blood vessels, resulting in sagging, sallow and course skin.
3. Don’t drink from a straw. The puckering associated with drinking from a straw has been observed to increase wrinkling around the lips.
4. Keep those eyes covered. Sunglasses are a must, everyday, no matter how cloudy it is.

REDEFINE MACRO Exfoliator Demo Video

Reclaim your skin’s radiant glow in just five minutes with the REDEFINE MACRO Exfoliator™. Used once a week, this handheld exfoliation tool sweeps away dead skin cells leaving behind a smoother, healthier-looking and more luminous complexion. Check out this video from Nurse Mary Radford, Director of the RF Connection, for a full demonstration of this new tool. Go to http://www.totallyamazingskin.myrandf.com/Shop/Product/AAMEX01 to order yours today! Message me and I will tell you how to save 10% and receive Free Shipping!

Why Is Exfoliation So Important To Your Skin?

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Your skin’s job is to protect you day and night from the elements of the outside world, and that means it can take a heavy beating from time to time. There’s actually a lot that goes into keeping your skin healthy, and part of the process involves the constant regeneration of cells. You might not be aware of it, but your body produces new skin cells nonstop around the clock. It has to because an average adult can shed up to 50,000 dead skin cells every minute. It’s an important process, but sometimes cells don’t slough off as well as they should, so they can end up clogging pores, which leads to breakouts. You can do your part to help facilitate the shedding of dead skin cells by exfoliating on a regular basis.

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What Is Skin Exfoliation?

Exfoliation is defined as the removal of surface dry skin cells.

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How Do I Know If I Need To Exfoliate?

A simple test you can do at home to see if you have surface dry skin cells on your skin is to take a piece of clear tape and apply it to the forehead. Rub it gently and remove. Look at the tape, and if there are little pieces of flaky skin, then you need to exfoliate!

What Skin Care Problems Does Exfoliation Resolve?

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Blemished Skin

Exfoliation should be the main focus of a homecare program. So often, we are told to dry out the skin with harsh acne products. Although this will destroy acne-causing bacteria, it tends to dry out the skin, and this usually results in not only irritated skin but also in future breakouts. Why? Because as you over-dry the skin, you create surface dry skin cell buildup. This then acts as a barrier to trap oil in the skin, thereby starting a cycle of new breakouts. One of the best acne prevention regimens is our Unblemish Regimen with Clarifying Toner. This is a photo says it all!

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Post-breakout red/dark marks

Often, the real concern is not so much the actual blemishes, but rather the red, dark marks that remain on the skin long after the breakout has healed. The key to fading those post-breakout marks is to exfoliate in combination with a good skin care regimen like our Unblemish Regimen with Spot Fading Toner. The more you remove the surface damaged skin tissue, the more you are ridding the skin of the dark marks and encouraging the formation of new healthy (non-scarred) skin tissue. The result is more even-toned skin with less scarring.

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Clogged Pores

Clogged pores aren’t infected blemishes, but rather blackheads, small whiteheads, and little clogged bumps on the skin, often on the forehead. The same rules apply as with blemished skins. The more you remove surface dry skin cells (usually caused by using harsh, drying products), the less oil will stay trapped and congested in the pores.

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Hyperpigmentation

These are the brown spots that come from age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, sun-damage and genetics. These spots tend to become more apparent and darken as the skin ages. Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up the pigmented cells to allow them to fade. Combined with a skin care regimen such as our Reverse Regimen which contains 2% hydroquinone in the toner and 2% hydroquinone in the cream, you are able to reverse these signs of aging. Hydroquinone is the only lightening agent on the market approved by the FDA. Did you know, any product that contains over 2% hydroquinone needs a prescription? By putting 2% in 2 products, the toner and the cream, the Doctors are able to give you prescription strength medicines without having to obtain a prescription.

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Dry Skin

Especially in the winter, exfoliation is very important. So often when the skin is dry, we tend to load up on heavier creams to compensate for the dryness. But dry skin means you have dry skin cell buildup. And the more you layer on the heavier creams, the more you are trying to re-hydrate dry skin cells, which makes no sense! Instead, increase your exfoliation to remove the dry skin cells, and then moisturize the new skin cells with the Soothe Moisturizer. This Moisturizer is fantastic for winter’s skin.

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Aging Skin

The skin’s natural exfoliation process slows as the skin ages, resulting in an accumulation of dry skin cells. As you increase your exfoliation, you are tricking the skin into acting young again. You can combine this with the Redefine Regimen. This regimen uses Peptide Technology. Peptides are amino acids that encourage your body’s ability to create collagen! Which helps eradicate fine lines and wrinkles and improves skins texture!

How Often Should One Exfoliate?

Exfoliation is a simple process that removes dead skin cells from the surface of your body. There are several ways to exfoliate. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, over the counter exfoliants, or at home microdermabrasion kits. The frequency of your exfoliation will depend on the method that you choose.
Face washes can be used daily, where as microdermabrasion from your esthetician should be done every 4-6 weeks. If you choose to have a chemical peel, then you will be advised directly as to when you can repeat the process.
The thing to keep in mind is the goal of exfoliation. It should leave your skin feeling softer and looking healthier — not red and irritated. If you over-exfoliate, you could end up doing more harm than good.

How can I acheive the best results?

804361_4708266578331_1565953367_nThe Macro E

Today, you are able to get the same visible results as microdermabrasion with the Macro Exfoliator Redefine, also known as the Macro E. This hand held tool with Doc-Smart Programing and interactive app is the newest addition to Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Anti-Aging Skin Care Line. By using this tool once a week in combination with a good skin care regimen the results are immediately visible. I recommend using the products from our skin care line in combination with the Macro E for the best results. Click here for a demonstration video

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I love these products, and so does my family and friends. I think each and everyone of us should have access to affordable skin care that works! And Drs Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields have ensured that this is possible for all. I love being a consultant for two of the most caring dermatologists in the industry!

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If you are interested in obtaining an in home consultation from Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathie Fields click here .If you would like information on becoming a consultant click here

december 01 2012This is me, age 55. I am 55 Redefined! You can be too! I would love to get you on your way to the best skin of your life.

Tammy Allen-Schenke
Independent  Consultant
Rodan + Fields Dermatologist
www.totallyamazingskin.myrandf.com
contact me

Did You Know?

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At age 30, your skin cells go dormant, become lazy, and slow down cellular turnover and activity. Basically, your skin ages considerably earlier than the rest of your body.

If you want to fight aging, fight hard. Beginning around the age 30, be sure to use a skincare product that activates and stimulates your skin cells so that your skin cells regenerate, produce collagen, and maintain a youthful appearance.

After the age of 30??? Don’t give up!!! you can actually turn back the hands of time with the right amount of medicine in the right order.

Your prescription for change is just one click away!!
Message me for more information or order directly at:
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Bubbles AREN’T Better!

 One Cleanser Does NOT Fit All
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” As teenagers battling oily skin we are trained to believe that the more bubbles the deeper the clean. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous myth. Bubbles don’t equal clean. Think of your dishwasher, there are no bubbles involved in the process but your dishes always come out clean. Suds strip the delicate lipid barrier that helps hold in moisture and shield against environmental assault. Removing it with suds opens the skin to water loss and bacteria and toxins that can irritate the skin.

So what is the right cleanser for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Rodan + Fields formulates the right cleanser for each skin issue. Each is different and works in a different way.

2 examples;
ANTI-AGE—includes gentle kaolin and bentinite clay polishes off dry skin and smal gains containing Dimethicone –a skin protection ingredient bursts open to layer over the skin’s surface to help repair the barrier.
SOOTHE–Gently dissolves and sweeps away makeup and other impurities. Surfactant (soap) and fragrance-free creamy formulation that supports skin’s resiliency with barrier-nurturing ceramides” ~ Mary Radford, RN ~ Rodan and Fields Dermatologist

With Rodan and Fields, you’re using the right ingredients in the right formulation for your skin issue. One cleanser does not fit all. Follow this link and get your personal Prescription for Change ♥ https://totallyamazingskin.myrandf.com/Pages/OurProducts/GetAdvice/SolutionsTool

What Working Moms Can Learn About Finding Balance in Life From Julia Braverman-Graham

Do you feel like your life spinning out of control?  Join the club!

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Are your days so full of “things to do” you can’t see straight by the time the sun sets? Do you long for just a little more time to spend with your family and on yourself without the constant feeling that you’re rushing from obligation to obligation?

If so, you’re not alone…and there’s hope! Read on…

I’m not a huge TV watcher, but I admit to a couple guilty pleasures.

One of them is NBC’s nighttime hit “Parenthood.” (Not to be confused with the feature film of the same name, although who can forget Steve Martin mistaking Diane Weist’s vibrator for a flashlight in a blackout?).  I love this show because I totally relate to the characters who, like many of us, struggle with maintaining sanity while constantly juggling kids, work and aging parents.

In a recent episode, the main character, Julia Braverman-Graham, reached her breaking point. As an associate at a law firm working a gazillion billable hours, a mom of two, a wife and a devoted sister and daughter, she’s got one very full plate.

And like many of us, one day she hit her breaking point. Julia started to feel the weight of all her responsibilities, and the juggling act became increasingly difficult. It was becoming impossible for her to do it all, without someone being disappointed or something falling through the cracks. (Does any of this sound familiar?)

She was missing her kids’ important activities, and she was too exhausted at the end of the day to have anything left over for her husband, let alone herself. The breaking point was when she missed a critical work deadline because she was also trying to be an attentive mom.

It’s no wonder Julia darn near fainted in her kitchen one day trying to get her bickering kids ready for school and herself to work. The balls came crashing down, resulting in her crying “uncle” when she told her partners that she quit.

How many of us have felt that we’re losing the juggling battle and unable to live the life that we wanted? For those of us who have been there or are there, Julia provides two important lessons.

First, it’s not our fault. As Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote in her now-famous article in The Atlantic about balancing work and family, most women can’t figure out how to combine professional success and satisfaction with a real commitment to family, unless they’re superwomen. It’s not our shortcomings or inability to find the suit with the cape, it’s that the traditional box most women workers are stuck in involves inflexible schedules and career tracks.

Second, and more immediately fixable, is not to let things go until the breaking point. We women need to stop gritting our teeth and trying to barrel through like Julia did, fooling ourselves that it will somehow get better, easier. Instead, we need to get proactive about our options before we find ourselves a huddled mess on the kitchen floor.

Here’s a simple 3-step plan that will help you get your sanity back, and your life on track for what you want.

Step One – Take Stock

If you want things to change, it’s important to take an honest assessment of what’s going on in your life. Especially what’s not working.

Step Two – Clear the Decks

Do whatever you can to free up time. Get out of all the things you’ve overcommitted to that aren’t really what you want to be doing.

I’ve seen with myself and the women I work with that eliminating everything in your schedule that isn’t absolutely necessary or leading you closer to your ultimate goal (like watching TV or spearheading the book fair at your child’s school), creates little pockets of time every week that will allow you to figure out what it is you do want and then to make it happen.

Remember, to say “yes” to the life you want, you have to learn to say “no.”

Step Three – Start a Plan B

So many of us make the mistake of waiting until “some day” to have the life we want. I challenge you to start taking action now because the truth is, by taking small steps now, we can be in a very different place a year from now.

Women have more options than we think we do. We just need to allow ourselves the opportunity to dream again.

Is it time for a career change? Have you ever thought about starting a business around something you love? Do you want to travel more? Do you want to get more involved in your community?

I did these three steps to move my life from a place that was stressed and unfulfilling to a life I now love. I have a manageable work schedule that I dictate, time to be there for my kids and my husband and time for myself. And over time I’ve been able to add more hobbies and volunteer activities to the mix, without jacking up my stress level.

And through the work I do today, I also get to help other women create lives they love. So I want you to know, it is possible.

But it requires discipline and a huge reason for wanting to make things change. Just like having a baby, there’s rarely a perfect time to redesign your professional life to fit in around the rest of your life. So start now, before YOU reach your breaking point.

Ingredients for Having the Best Skin of Your Life!

To kick things off, take a few minutes and get to know this incredible company and amazing products.

No single ingredient can effectively treat a complex skin concern. However, though skin conditions can be complex, the solutions don’t have to be. That’s why we created Rodan + Fields Multi-Med Therapy, designed to deliver the right medicines, in the right formulations, in the right order to transform skin. With Rodan + Fields Multi-Med Therapy Regimens, great skin, and the confidence and self-esteem that come with it, are within your reach.

To learn more about our skincare products visit
Rodan + Fields Product Overview