This month's winner is Colette Ruffe from Austin, Texas. She'll receive a the spring beauty makeover prize from our March 2009 issue, which includes a $300 gift certificate to futurenatural.com, which carries the best natural product lines including Stem Organics, Juice Beauty, and Kimberly Sayer.
"I come from a very negative family, so when I had kids, I decided to make every effort to speak only positively to them. Instead of getting angry, I would redirect my words into something positive. For example, when they got peanut butter all over the kitchen, I'd take a breath and say, 'You guys must really like peanut butter!' It hasn't always been easy, but continually shifting negative remarks has helped their development. Our boys, now in their teens, are happy people who speak in a positive way to each other and their friends. I'm proud of my decision to discourage negative comments in our home."
This Month's Contest
One lucky reader will take home a $190 eco picnic set, which includes a basket from Reisenthel, a To-Go Ware food container, Bambu cutlery, plates from Preserve, and Ecolution's hemp napkins. Add in a recycled mat and reusable cups from VivaTerra, and bon appetit!
For a chance to win, share your wisdom on the following: Ever been blindsided by a betrayal? What did you learn from the experience? How did you grow from it? Look for a selection of reader
stories in our October 2009 issue.
Share Your Message
You can email us or send a letter to Body+Soul, 42 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Please include your name, address, and daytime phone number. We may edit letters for length and clarity.
Read the official rules for the Eco Picnic Set Giveaway contest.
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