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Would you like to be a Prop in Shan’ann’s THRIVE spiel – *every* day?

The clip below is a classic example of Shan’ann using her husband and children as promotional props to sell THRIVE merchandise.

Shan’ann’s taking her kids to the zoo, but not without her fix of THRIVE Pure.

“They’ve already tested my patience this morning so…bottom’s up…”

Is Bella in the pantry because she’s being punished, or because Shan’ann’s implying they’re being punished? Or simply because Bella wanted to be in a dark room by herself?

In the clip below Shan’ann is teaching Bella to have a dream board just like her momma.

SHAN’ANN [While recording]: But w-what would like to add to your new vision board?

BELLA [Unsure, looks at her mother’s vision board for inspiration]: Um…my watch…uh…[inaudible].

SHAN’ANN: I know. [Suddenly barks a series of harsh, staccato words]. Focus! Child! [Snaps fingers]. Bella! Look at me! Hey! Focus!

Bella glances timidly at her mother holding the camera.

SHAN’ANN: What do you want to add to your new vision board?

Is four-years-old too young to be teaching kids to have goals? What kind of goals was Shan’ann teaching Bella to have?

At 3:46 Shan’amm tells Bella to show her the poster because everyone’s watching. She then goes into a spiel about Chris Collins, who, as a child wished for a Lamborghini and was told by his disbelieving mother that this [the picture] of the Lamborghini is the closest he’d ever get to getting one.

And now Chris Collins has two Lamborghinis – because he made a vision board as a kid.

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Is it realistic or constructive having a MLM person foisting Kool-Aid inspired fake fairy tales onto her children?

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Is there anything wrong with having dreams and gratitude custom branded?




  1. Pauline

    I know, I absolutely know, that she completely believes she is doing the right thing. She has taken the Thrive experience and pasted it onto how her children must be raised. She has a new belief and ideology – a new religion – Thrive – and everyone must fall into line. Which would have made it so much more of an ugly realization, a crash and a burn, had she lived to find out it was all a big sparkly nothing, that none of it is real or important. It took me longer than 6 years to find out that it was a complete and utter scam and in it’s very design a tear down and a mockery of the family unit. Family unit can help you sell! It starts slowly too, the infestation of the MLM group think, until you become it yourself. And when you are totally devastated and realize the truth, you turn around and see what it cost you. Of course our society places an importance on things. Bigger, better, faster, and the MLM companies know this. It doesn’t make them particularly clever, just exploiters of human weaknesses for money.

  2. Cheryl

    Well, said, Pauline. I agree with what you write and appreciate your insights. I have always been appalled by the Vision Board exercise, certainly for the adults, but especially for the children. It’s promoted as a tool to achieve self-fulfillment but, given its material focus, is really intended for self-aggrandizement—if not in fact at least in aspiration.

  3. Ralph

    What keeps reoccurring to me is the obsession with material things. The lies and the fact that they (as a couple) did anything they could to appear as if they were living in a dream world of luxury cars, and mansions. The illusion is more important than their children’s lives, literally for Chris Watts. A lot of the videos make me sad for those kids. It’s so sad that they had to deal with that BS and didn’t get to at least just be normal happy kids while they were on this earth. Also, I agree with everything you wrote about her MLM friends, and then some. It’s sickening how her “friends” used the death of TODDLERS and their “friend” to try to sell more of their shitty product. It’s like they’re all mental. Where is their humanity? They are truly sick in the head IMO.

  4. Shannon

    Check out shanann’ FB page. Which is still up.
    Thrive, right there. After his Sentence they changed it to sell Thrive.

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