Friday, September 6, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani.. Prostate and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani.. Prostate and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.


I wanted to write today about a serious subject that we all have to be aware of in our continual battle to stay healthy and knowledgeable about cancer statistics that seem to be in the news more than we ever expected. There are so few of us who have not been effected by cancer in family or friends that it's important to know what's going on. "September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with observances aimed at increasing public understanding of these cancers. It's true we hear about prostate cancer but are we really getting tested at the early stages of the disease? Some facts I wanted to share are noted below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site:

"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men in the United States. In 2007 (the most recent year for which data are available), 223,307 new cases were diagnosed, and 29,093 men died of the disease in the United States (1). In the absence of scientific consensus on the effectiveness of screening, CDC supports research to build the science base for prostate cancer control and is developing educational materials about the benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening, so that each man can discuss it with his health-care provider and make his own informed decision." www.cdc.gov

In the end it's our responsibility to get tested and although it may seem inconvenient with all the things you may have going on it's the only way to catch cancer in the early stages. Being able to win the battle takes this kind of effort so please comply with visits to your doctor and get checked out. Have you been tested lately?
Warmest Regards,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani
"Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable."

Spa Basket


Why spend all the money to travel to France. Bring our spa basket home and pamper yourself in the classic Provencal fragrance of lavender. This luxurious spa set includes: * Purifying body scrub featuring two natural exfoliants-ground bamboo stems and apricot kernel powder. * Body Lotion with healing aloe vera as well as anti-inflammatory barley milk * Pure Sea Salt in classic lavender scent * Lavender Shower Gel for a luxurious bath * Elegant bath bar in refreshing lavender * Hemp Wash Mitt hand made from hemp grown on family farms in Transylvania


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Doctor-Patient



WebMD had a fascinating article (http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/breaking-up-with-your-doctor) that will resonate with many of you who have doctors that allow limited time for conversation during a scheduled visit. If you think you've heard all the stories about being misdiagnosed, then you need to hear more as it happens frequently and being "Your own Doctor" is still required. We've been trained that the doctor is always right, but that applies to those who are updated and aware of new changes in treating patients. The new methods and treatments should be brought to your attention during all visits and please ask them if you don't hear anything from your physician during the examination. You are the CEO of your body and in coordination with your doctor, manage the company which is you! Never be shy when it comes to your health!
Warmest Regards,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani
"Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable."



Soap Sampler - Pure and natural soaps from Canada






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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Mothers Day Poem and thanks for all you do.


For all our Mothers who we can never replace , here's a poem I think you will like and appreciate on this very special day.
Mothers Day Poem:


M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
"MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Are you really relaxing during your time off?

 

 

Do you have fun and relax when you get  out of work during the week? Why is this a subject matter today? Well let me tell you in 5 ways that I think you can relate with me on:
  • So much of our TV, radio and additionally Internet news is bad news that it's hard to disciple when I can hear something that doesn't depress me..not relaxing here
  • Eating dinner has to be on scheduled somewhat early or I will not properly manage my health..not always easy to relax here
  • Phone conversations when you are tired always seem like a long process that unfortunately you can't enjoy even with the most pleasant person..not relaxing here
  • I meet some people after work and get home late which throws off my next day energy completely.. not relaxing here
  • I clean on the weekday because I try to enjoy my weekends and get tired in the process..not relaxing here
It does make one wonder how much fun and relaxation we get to during our weekly responsibilities. The schedule you keep such as eating properly along with an exercise program schedule is more an essential today than ever. When I grew up dinner was at 6 PM and all personal activities were based on a rather uniform schedule that most of us worked with. Today the game has changed and the family time is much more scattered based on kids today involved in only car driven activities. Riding to places like we did is out and that means more difficulty getting everyone together at once. I miss those more scheduled days but reality and what you want is something that can't be changed. When you do get the chance to kick back it sure does feel good. Let me know what you think and we can share ideas.
Thank you for your loyalty,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani
Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap and spa gift baskets or "Candle Melts" we want to make your special occasion memorable."
10 large soap bars (Anise, Cocoa Peppermint, Pink Grapefruit, Green Tea Patchouli, Lavender, Lemongrass, Oatmeal Honey, Orange Oatmeal, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus) Orange Oatmeal, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus)


 
 
 




 
 
 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Holiday thoughts for friends and family.


As we conclude a week of religious holidays that hopefully had you in contact with friends and family, did you ever wonder how may people were not lucky enough because their loved ones are spread out due to a variety of reasons? Some families have members all over the world and a few times a year get a chance to sit and really enjoy each others company.  We all have heard and seen people who have been lucky to grow up with grandparents and other family members in the same town. But this is so uncommon that it's a sad day when we only can share holidays as a time for reflection. The "empty nest" syndrome hits all parents but the ones who have their children close really have a better time as the grandchildren come into the world.. Don't forget to enjoy ever minute while your family is  growing up and savor the times with other family members. It never hurts to maintain positive relationships as our world has so many ups and downs and who has a contract to live to be 100? Not me or anyone else so on this week of personal religious thoughts make sure we don't omit how important our family and friends are to us.
Warmest Regards,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani
"Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable."


Monday, March 11, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Autism and what is holding results up?

Finding a cure for Autism has been a parents dream and yet the stonewalling that happens before we identify the cause has long been a disgrace. Those who research the disease have noted continually that the mercury shots our children take are a primary cause, but that claim falls on deaf ears. When you look at the results that come across the medical industry reports it's clear we have a target in site and yet the results are swept away once again protected from the reality that hits us square in the face. Take a look at a recent article from naturalnews.com that points out some interesting facts:
Put more simply, the research team, headed by Janet K. Kern from the Institute of Chronic Illnesses in Maryland, identified nearly two-dozen metabolic and systemic changes that occur inside the body as a result of mercury intoxication. And it just so happens that these same changes also commonly occur in children with ASD, many of whom were injected with mercury in the form of Thimerosal as a result of childhood vaccinations."Although there may be genetic or developmental components to autism, the evidence in this current review of the brain findings in autism clearly indicates the reality of brain injury in ASD ... (and) the brain injury symptoms which characterize autism closely correspond to those seen in sub-acute Hg (mercury) intoxication," wrote the authors in their conclusion.
( http://www.naturalnews.com/039328_autism_mercury_toxicity_brain_pathology.html#ixzz2MZv50cbP)
We wait for results and when we have a path to follow we get stopped. Who is at fault? Who is the one who has the most to lose if the mercury issue is indeed true? Our friends from the pharmaceutical companies and physicians who prescribe these unlimited shots come to mind. Are we ever going to see healthy findings over money and corporate expectations? Not at this rate.
 
Warmest Regards,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani

"Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable."



Spa Day Gift Box
Treat yourself for a day in the spa with our spa day gift box from CANADA.

3 large soap bars (Lavender, Oatmeal Honey, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus): 1 Peppermint & Tea Tree Whipped Shea Butter, 1 Peppermint & Tea Tree Sea Salt Foot Scrub, 1 Cool Lips Cocoa Mint Lip Balm


Monday, February 25, 2013

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..More years on the job and better health.


Being able to retire healthy so you can enjoy retirement years is something we aspire to do but are we working at that goal now? I see more and more people in their 50's working out especially walking which is great to see. My point today will center on activities that will help the process and what we see as essential steps to keep the momentum going. Are you eating correctly? Are you taking the time to maintain your individual workout schedule despite your lack of time? What about stress and your steps to eliminate them from your life? Do you have activities that you can carry over into retirement and still enjoy them? One point also is the fact that retiring took a step in the wrong direction with the economy forcing more people back to work in their late 50's and early 60's.it's a story you don't see publicized but the economy has effected more people who now have seen smaller 401k payouts and are reluctant to retire based on financial uncertainty. Gone are the days when retirement had a time frame to it as the last 6 years diminished the comfort zone so many had.
In the coming days we all have to be more aware of our health as we have to put more years into our careers than expected. The best way to be ready for the increased years behind a desk is to maintain good health and an exercise program that in coordination with a proper diet keeps you fit. Are we a generation facing new obstacles? Yes we are and our obstacle is understanding our health is more important than ever as companies consolidate and new jobs are difficult to find. You are the president of your body and doing everything possible to stay healthy is an everyday job. People use to retire at 58-60-62-65 right? Well now based on economic conditions those age groups will change and to compete you have to be healthy and ready for potentially more years on the job. Are you in this position that you have to have extended years on the job? Facing anything with good health is possible but that's up to you. If you think about it each generation faces problems and ours is being ready to put more years into our jobs. Nobody likes it unless you're the real lucky one, but being physically prepared is an assignment we can achieve if we schedule ourselves effectively now. What do you think?
Warmest Regards,
Ani
President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani
Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap and spa gift baskets or "Candle Melts" we want to make your special occasion memorable."

A Year Of Soaps

This is a collection of 12 hand made bars for the person that enjoys the finer things. These scented soaps include such fragrances as vanilla strawberry, fruit slices and mango papaya. This gift will bring warm thoughts of you all year long. Don't give another gift of flowers or candy. Give that special person a unique and thoughtful gift that is charming, useful and healthy. The basket contains 12 different scented bars of our 3.5 oz 'hand & face' soap. All of our soap is hand made and hand cut so they may vary slightly in size and weight.