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Monday, December 17, 2012

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Monday, December 3, 2012

TOTM! Coaching Program Sizzle Call

Wouldn't it be great to have someone hold your hand each month towards a happier and pain-free period?

Well learn how you can have that and MUCH more!

Join us this Wednesday at 9:30 pm EST by calling 218-632-9056 pincode 6772#

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cinnamon Challenge

Do you like Cinnamon?
Do you suffer from cramps month after month during that Time Of The Month!?
Do you find that your periods are a little heavy?
Do you notice pimples that seem to appear out of nowhere right before your period?

Well what would you think if I told you Cinnamon could be the answer to your problem.

This month I encourage you to try my Cinnamon Challenge.

Seven days before your next TOTM! (period) begin drinking 2 cups of cinnamon tea a day one in the morning and one at night.  Then when your period begins you will find that your cramps will be less painful if not gone all together.  You can continue to drink the cinnamon tea during your TOTM! as needed.

So if you:

suffer from cramps

have heavy periods

suffer from period related acne

Then I encourage you to try my Cinnamon Challenge!  It's a natural solution to symptoms you may experience on a monthly basis.

How does Cinnamon fight PMS symptoms?
Cinnamon is a good source of Manganese, Fiber and Calcium.
Studies show higher levels of Manganese taken by women have reduced cramps associated with menstruation as well as fewer mood swings.
Calcium is also known to help reduce menstrual cramps.
Cinnamon has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help combat acne.
Cinnamon has anticlotting properties that stimulate blood circulation and flow away from the uterus reducing excessive menstrual bleeding.

How to prepare the tea:
Boil water
pour over 2-4 cinnamon sticks
allow cinnamon sticks to steep for 5-10 minutes
sweeten with sugar in the raw, agave, honey, or drink unsweetened

Drink from your favorite mug.  
Here's mine:

want one like it?
order yours TODAY!

So take the challenge with me.  Let us know why you took the challenge and how it worked for you.
I'm taking the challenge because I get cramps and TOTM! pimples.  What about you?

I look forward to hearing from you all!
Until then...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"

if after ingesting cinnamon tea you experience diarrhea or headaches discontinue use.  If symptoms persists consult with your physician.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Join Us For Our TweetChat! August 10th!

Let's Start Tweeting!

This Friday August 10th at 2pm EST Valarie Carey will be the Special Guest of Be Prepared Period and You Are Loved's monthly #PeriodTalk TweetChat.

How does it work?
at 2pm EST/11am PST Friday go to Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #PeriodTalk  MUST use the hashtag #PeriodTalk
Note: Must be present and participate in the tweet chat to win 

To participate: go to

Step 1. Sign in to TweetChat or Sign up with Twitter if you don't have an account.
Step 2. At the top of the screen, next to the hashtag/ # symbol, type in PeriodTalk and click "Go" to follow our chat in real time.
It's that easy!

Please join us for the hour as we tweet about all those things relevant to that Time Of The Month!  You'll have a chance to win some great giveaways from Lunette Cup AND we're giving away 2 TOTM! TShirts and 2 copies of the latest TOTM! Time Of The Month! Essential Planner for Girls and Women of All Ages!
                                           Author of the book BEAUTIFUL,  Kiexiza Rodriguez 
                                                 loves her TOTM! T-Shirt and Planner!

Join our TweetChat for you to win the chance as well!
See you Friday August 10th 2012!
Let's Tweet!  
Follow TOTM! on Twitter @myTOTM and follow Valarie @valariecarey

And as always...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Thursday, July 26, 2012


How many times have you gone to the store to purchase a bra and wasn't sure about which size to buy?  How exactly do you figure out your bra size?  For many of us, we make a beeline straight to the woman in the lingerie section with the measuring tape.  Surely I'm not the only one.

Well you can easily figure out which bra size you wear BEFORE you step foot into the department store.  All you need at home is a measuring tape.
© 2012 Val Carey

1 - First you measure across your bust.  This will determine 

your band size.  If the number you measured is even, 30, 32,

 34, etc then you will ADD 4 inches.  If it's an odd number

 31, 33, 35 etc, then you will ADD 5 inches.
- Second you measure around your body

 JUST under your bust but well ABOVE

your waist. This will determine your cup size.

 If the number is a fraction, round up to the 

nearest whole number.

- Now you're ready to figure out your bra size!  Subtract 

your band size which you figured out in Step 1 from your 

cup size which you figured out in Step 2.  And that's your

 bra size!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

A few pointers:

* Do Not wear a padded bra when measuring.
* Do Not measure yourself the week of your TOTM! if you're like a lot of women whom experience fullness in the breast during that Time Of The Month!
* and DO remember...

"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

2012 Copyright All Rights Reserved Val Carey 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

From Pullups To Pads

Did you know girls as young as 7 years old are beginning their periods?  Can you imagine?  These little girls are barely out of training panties and have to deal with the monthly responsibilities of TOTM!

Imagine going from this......

To this......
photo courtesy of

* Are you a mother with a young girl now having a monthly cycle?
* Are you concerned that your little girl will begin her TOTM! early?
* Did you begin YOUR TOTM! at a young age?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, we'd like you to join us this Sunday for TOTM! Tea Talk where will be discussing Starting The Period Younger
Join us by calling to 805-669-0237 Sunday July 22nd at 5pm EST.
Or join us in the chat room online...
TOTM! Tea Talk on Blogtalk Radio

Until then...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gardening and your TOTM!

Gardening can be very rewarding during your TOTM!  There's something about digging in the earth that brings about relaxation. 
During our Time Of The Month! meditation and exercise are beneficial and gardening provides both.
Organic gardens create healthy lifestyles to have happier TOTM!s  Hope you enjoy the video I created for you.  But until then... 
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The 3 P's To Juicing

Juicing can be very beneficial to your health.  But often times you feel reluctant to juice because it can be time consuming.
If you follow the 3 P's to juicing you may find it easier than you thought.

    Think ahead.  How many days will you be juicing.  What is the result you are looking for from juicing.  Will you be juicing fruits? vegetables? or a combination of the two?  Once you have figured that out then you can....
    Prepping your fruits and vegetables for juicing cuts down on time.  Set aside a day for cutting up your fruits and veggies and place them into airtight containers until you are ready to use them.
    Now you are ready to juice!  Go the fridge and take out the ingredients that you have already cut up and make a delicious drink!

Take a look at a recent video I did in the kitchen.....

Saturday, April 14, 2012

How to Manage Your TOTM! in the Workplace

It's something that's inevitable for every cycling woman.  If you work full time or part time, there will be a time...Time Of The Month! where you will find yourself at work with your TOTM!  (period for those not in the know).

So how do you manage your period in the workplace?  For some women, having her period is not something she wants to broadcast to the office, especially if it's a male-dominate environment.

Tune into Sunday's episode of TOTM! Tea Talk to hear How to Manage Your TOTM! in the Workplace.
Listen here to TOTM! Tea Talk Show or call in to 805-669-0237

Call in and share what obstacles you may experience at work while on your TOTM!  And hear some suggestions to overcoming some of the more common barriers.  

TOTM! Tea Talk is the place where women can candidly speak about all things relevant to the menstrual cycle.
Airs weekly on Wednesday at 7pm EST and Sundays at 5pm EST.

And remember...
"May every TOTM! be a So Happy one!"TM

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Menstrual Blood The Answer to Stem Research

So what exactly are stem cells?  Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the human body.  There are two types of stem cells, embryonic and adult stem cells.  Stem cells serve as a repair system for the body. 

For years doctors looked at stem cells found in the umbilical cord as the answer to several diseases including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and spinal cord injuries.
Umbilical cord stem cells are known to replicate themselves to a maximum of 12 times.  Stem cells found in menstrual blood replicate every 24-36 hours to up to 47 times.  

Menstrual blood stem cells also retain embryonic stem cell markers so the potential for these cells to form into many different healthy cells is remarkable.
What does this all mean?  It means that millions of women have the ability to aid research in science towards the studies of birth defects and cancer.
I find this to be AWESOME and a blessing.  Not enough women are aware of the regenerative properties a woman's body holds.  

Sunday March 18, 2012 on TOTM! Tea Talk I will be discussing the miracle of menstrual blood stem cells with Founder of Medicine Women Productions Kim LaRue.
Join the conversation on Blogtalk Radio at 5pm TOTM! Tea Talk  TOTM! Tea Talk with Kim LaRue

For more information on stem cells visit Medline PlusTime HealthlineMedindia

Listen to TOTM! Tea Talks on Sundays at 5pm EST and Wednesdays at 7pm EST TOTM! Tea Talk

Monday, March 12, 2012

What Is The Truth About Gardasil?

Have you ever contemplated getting the vaccine Gardasil for you or your daughter?

What is Gardasil and the effects thereof?

Gardasil is a vaccine manufactured by Merck that is touted as the only human papillomavirus (HPV) that helps protect against 4 types of HPV.   These four types of HPV are the causes of about 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of  genital warts cases.

HPV is a group of viruses that includes more than 100 types!  Be informed!  For more information check out Women's Health

There are many different side effects women have experienced from the vaccine Gardasil.  Some of the common side effects include:
* Pain, bruising, itching, swelling at the site of injection
* headache
* fever
* fainting
* nausea
* vomiting
* dizziness.

Not all side effects are common.  Some side effects involve:
* shortness of breath
* chest pains
* muscle pains
* joint pain
* weakness
* confusion and many more!

There are women whom are sharing their stories of the side effects they have experienced on The Truth About Gardasil

Diane Skai Stroud, Nutritional Counselor recently joined Val Carey on TOTM! Tea Talk to discuss the vaccine Gardasil.

Skai as she likes to be called, holds a B.S. in Alternative Medicine, which includes studies in nutrition, herbology, homeopathy, and ayurvedic therapies.  She been a practitioner and teacher of yoga, meditation and healthy cooking for over 15 years.  She is also a Certified Permaculture Designer.
If you missed that episode, you can still listen in and hear the opinions of Val and Skai about the drug Gardasil.

TOTM! Tea Talk with Skai Stroud on Gardasil

TOTM! Tea Talk airs every Sunday at 5pm on BlogTalk Radio and every Wednesday at 7pm EST... not near a computer?  No problem!  You can call in to listen to the show at 805-669-0237

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet 16 Celebration

Sweet 16 Celebration

My TOTM! Team had been workin' very hard for one of our biggest projects of the year... my daughter Shelby's Super Sweet 16 Party that was held on 11/11/11. A young girl's Sweet 16 is an important life milestone and life event that should be celebrated with family, relatives and friends.

It's a project that needs time for planning, budgeting and implementation.

Even though it took MONTHS of work...

I am very happy of the outcome and to have been able to see the joy in my daughter's eyes and on her face during her special 11/11/11 event. Please join me in congratulating my daughter Shelby by leaving YOUR comments below.

Before I leave...I'd like to PUBLICLY thank

* Stylist and Fashion Designer Nippy Lavern

* The Little Red Door - Best Kept Secret In Bed-Stuy!

* A & S Black Tie Limo Services - Best Limo Service In Brooklyn!

* Passionate Shutter Photography

I highly recommend the above listed vendors.


Thanks to everyone who made my daughter Shelby's  Sweet 16 birthday celebration very special.

If YOU are considering a Sweet 16 party for YOUR daughter(s) YOU may be asking YOURSELF...

* Where's the best place (venue) to have a sweet 16 party for teenagers?

* Where's the best place for printing invitations, journal booklets, placement cards, thank you cards, flowers
cake, dj, photographer, videographer, limousine service?

* Where can I find the help and resources to help me make it a successful event?

If YOU haven't thought about a Sweet 16 party for YOUR daughter(s)


What a Sweet 16 Party would have meant for YOU.

More importantly - what the event will mean for YOUR daughter.

Important Question

Would YOU like for me to help YOU with YOUR daughter's Sweet 16 Event?

We will help YOU or someone YOU know in planning YOUR daughter's Sweet 16 event.

The timing of having the right people-- me and my team to help YOU couldn't be better.

I don't want YOU to feel frazzled and frenzied. Planning an event can be overwhelming.

If YOU want my help... YOU need to call me right now for an appointment.

CALL 212-602-1240 to set an appointment for a consultation.

The Sweet 16 Party Consultation gives YOU that personal touch and ensure YOU get YOUR questions answered, receive expert guidance and support during the process.

To make YOUR life really easy, I'm going to share with YOU one of my most valuable resources...
I'm going to introduce YOU to my team that helps me with all my Val Carey Events.

YOU have an opportunity to have access to my Amazing Team!

As YOU can imagine, this is a SUPER valuable part of my own business. However, I also know
having access to my resources and this service is going to make YOUR life much, MUCH better.

Full disclosure... there is a catch to have access to my team. YOU must be a Val Carey consultation client.

Find me at Common Grounds EVERY 1st Sunday!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


You see the warnings on the side of tampon boxes.  It's on the insert in the boxes.  What am I referring to? Toxic Shock Syndrome.
So what exactly is Toxic Shock Syndrome?  And how does one contract it?  
Toxic Shock Syndrome sometimes referred to as TSS is a disease that's life threatening and has taken the lives of many women.
You can develop TSS when infected by a common bacteria that affects a part of the body and then releases toxins into the bloodstream.  The toxins attack the immune system and if not diagnosed early and treated, can be deadly.
Most commonly associated with women who used highly absorbent tampons.

Symptoms of TSS include:

  • Fever greater than 102 degrees
  • Red sunburn like rash
  • Headache 
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzyness, fainting, lightheadedness
Have Questions?

This Wednesday January 25, 2012 Val Carey will have Suzan Hutchinson of You ARE Loved organization live on TOTM! Tea Talk discussing the perils of Toxic Shock Syndrome.  Suzan is a TSS survivor and female activist advocating the awareness of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
You ARE Loved Director of Connectivity 
Suzan Hutchinson

Join in on the conversation and become informed on how a woman can contract Toxic Shock Syndrome.
TOTM! Tea Talk call in number 805-669-0237 Wednesdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 5pm EST.

This Wednesday special guest Suzan Hutchinson shares her story and the mission of You ARE Loved
Join in the conversation on the only show where women can Candidly talk about that Time Of The Month!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

TOTM! Weekend Retreat

Get set for a weekend of ....
Female Empowerment!                 Meditation!               Relaxation!
                                          Excitement!                                Fun!
Gambling!                                           Female Bonding!                            Self Awareness!

TOTM! Weekend Retreat
Friday Oct 5th 2012 to Sunday Oct 7th 2012

Enjoy Deluxe Accomodations
Swimming Pool
Health and Fitness Center

Friday Night
Weekend starts off with a TOTM! Mixer getting to know one another 
Followed by a TOTM!  Friendly Fashion Show sponsored by MOSHOOD Fashions Wear Yourself!
Music by a Female Guest DJ TBA

Saturday Events filled with TOTM! Workshops
Continental Breakfast
TOTM! Luncheon hosted by Author and founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month! Val Carey.  Val Carey has been seen on Lifetime TV's The Balancing Act and SisterTalk TV Show in NYC.
Workshops include:
Special guest presenter Raychelle LeBlanc of Cake Everyday  Reiki Energy and your TOTM!
Crystal Energy of Purple Lotus Holistic Day Spa discusses the importance of Colon health and your TOTM!
A Skincare and Beauty Workshop
Zumba class!!
Later Saturday evening  we will shuttle over to the nearby Mohegan Sun Casino to test Lady Luck!

Sunday Morning
7am Guided Meditation with Raychelle LeBlanc of Cake Everyday
8am Breakfast Buffet
12 noon depart to NYC

Each participant will receive a TOTM! Gift Bag
Sponsors include Instead Softcups, MOSHOOD .. more to be announced.

ONLY $395
Double Occupancy
Pay with the Easy TOTM! Payment Plan
April 25th $75 * May 20th $120
June14 $125 * August11th $75

Deluxe Transportation To and From the location
provided by Coach 
Bus Departs form Boys and Girls High School
1700 Fulton Street at the corner of Stuyvesant Avenue 
BedStuy Brooklyn, NY
Friday Oct 5th at 4:30pm 

Contact Val Carey for more info: