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Friday, August 23, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day.... 8/23/13

If you start each day afresh 
and not cloud your view 
with storms from the past, 
the way ahead is much clearer.
     ~ Ivan Kelly

If you're in the present moment 
with an open heart, then by definition 
you're "at the right place at the right time." 
     ~ Marianne Williamson

Life is an echo, what you send out comes back.
     ~Malcom Jackson

Health Tip:  If you haven't tried the full proof method of oil pulling to whiten teeth (and eliminate / prevent periodontal disease) then here's another method derived from nature: STRAWBERRIES! - High in malic acid, strawberries help to remove surface stains. Crush several ripe berries and mix with baking soda. Apply with a toothbrush and let sit for five minutes. Brush thoroughly with water to remove paste and rinse well. Use once or twice per week.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quotes of the day.... 8/22/13

“The happiness of your life depends
upon the quality of your thoughts.”
     ~Marcus Aurelius

Silence is the element in which 
great things fashion themselves. 
     ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

It doesn’t matter what kind of karma
you gathered in the past – 
this moment’s karma 
is always in your hands. 
     ~ Sadhguru

Health Tip:  CAULIFLOWER: I had heard about people using cauliflower to replace mashed potatoes or white rice. You see, although cauliflower is white, and technically still a carb, it packs way more nutrition than white rice. According to Wikipedia: Cauliflower is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, folate, water and vitamin C, possessing a very high nutritional density. Cauliflower is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. The compound also appears to work as an anti-estrogen, appearing to slow or prevent the growth of tumors of the breast and prostate. Cauliflower also contains other glucosinolates besides sulfurophane, substances which may improve the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogenic substances. A high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Summary: eat more cauliflower! ~Vegangela - My daughter Jill made this recipe last night for us for dinner. Amazing!

Quotes and health tip of the day... 8/21/13

“No, no! The adventures first, 
explanations take such a dreadful time.” 
     ~Lewis Carroll

“Why it's simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don't you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) 
Nothing's impossible!” 
     ~Lewis Carroll

“Life is pure adventure, 
and the sooner we realize that, 
the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
     ~Maya Angelou

Health Tip:  Change your breathing. Change your life. AWESOME ARTICLE!! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 8/20/13

“Some lessons can't be taught,
 they simply have to be learned.”
     ~ Jodi Picoult
Most, I would say.
What would life be otherwise?

“I went to a bookstore
and asked the saleswoman,
'Where's the self-help section?'
She said if she told me,
it would defeat the purpose.”
     ~ George Carlin

“Extraordinary things are always hiding
in places people never think to look.”
     ~ Jodi Picoult
Health Tip:  Have an intuitive health plan.
I have seen people condemn many health strategies that either they didn’t have faith in from the start, didn’t work fast enough, or wasn’t right for them. We must remember that our bodies and what they need are as individual as we are. The best form of health care is intuitive. If you tune into your body and trust its reactions you will always know if something is working for you, and sometimes before you even try it, but it is always best to remember that this will be different for each person. An open mind and body connection is the best way to start any health plan.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 8/19/13

If you make a wish 
and keep on making the same wish, 
it will be granted. 
That's how strong human wishes are. 
     ~ CLAMP 

However if you wish unhappiness 
on someone else 
then the very strength of that wish 
will make you unhappy. 
     ~ CLAMP

I shiver, thinking how easy it is 
to be totally wrong about people, 
to see one tiny part of them 
and confuse it for the whole, 
to see the cause and think it's the effect 
or vice versa.  ~ Lauren Oliver

Health Tip:  Even if you’re not looking to lose weight, try to eliminate, or at least limit, any post-dinner munching. Eating too much late at night can wreak havoc on your digestive system and disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm, the natural wake-sleep cycle.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

50 First Dates

My sister Marcy is a personal trainer. She works with all adult age groups, but primarily middle aged women. She has noticed a common complaint from these women; their husbands. 

One day, the husband of one of her middle aged clients came into the gym and her client lit up like a candle. She was noticeably thrilled to see her husband. This was clearly interesting to Marcy because of the complaining she typically hears.

The next time she saw this woman, Marcy had to ask "Sue, I have to ask you something. The other day your husband came in and when you saw him your face lit up. You looked so happy to see him. I am asking because most of the women your age do a lot of complaining about their husbands. What is it about you two?"

Sue said "I have a short memory. I try to stay present. It's like the movie 50 First Dates. I wake up and its a new day with no past, and I take him for what he is that day." AMAZING! 

Of course, as amazing as that ideal is, it may not be as easy to attain as it sounds, but it is certainly a beautiful enough ideal to reach for.