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March 18, 2007
The ABC's of PMA
keeping a positive outlook can save your life

Nothing else contributes as much to one's sense of well being and health as a positive mental attitude. A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) can make a crucial difference to our lives. The difference between brooding over our problems and moving ahead; between living in the shadows and claiming a place in the sun, between wallowing in self-pity and helping others overcome.

In the sphere of health, nothing can contribute as much to a sense of well-being as a positive mental attitude. "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific," is one of the slogans advocated by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone in their influential best-seller Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. They recommend one to develop the PMA philosophy. "Prepare for any possible emergency. Always have something to live for. Never abandon hope", are some of the principles.

"He has lost the will to fight, to live" is a statement one hears often. Sometimes, doctors are baffled. While one patient succumbs easily to a particular disease, another makes a miraculous recovery. The miracle is often effected through PMA. While Negative Mental Attitude (NMA) spells defeat and death, PMA represents life and achievement. It is the wonder drug that enables the severely disabled to participate in the Olympics, travel across the world and climb the Everest. Here is to your new Positive Mental Attitude ... because Attitude Determines Altitude.

Have an excellent week.

Thom King

Steviva Brands, Inc


Desire Is Your Starting Point For Success

Max Steingart

If you have the desire you have the power to be successful. You can really have anything you want in life if you go after it. But you have to want it.

The first thing that will contribute to reaching your goal is that you simply want to reach it badly enough. You must learn how to desire with sufficient intensity to be successful.

As a drowning soul desires air, as a shipwrecked person craves fresh water,
so must you feel that intense, eager, insistent, demanding, ravenous desire for your success.

Your desire for success must be so strong within you that it becomes the very breath of your life. It must be your first thought when you wake up, and your last thought when you go to bed at night.

You can have anything you want if you go after it with intensity.


Turn Back The Clock
how exercise keeps you young

“Exercise can prevent osteoporosis, cut your risk of heart disease, combat diabetes and ease arthritis pain.”

By age 65, nearly half of all Americans lack the brawn needed to lift even a 10-pound weight. But research on the elderly reveals that significant gains in strength and muscle mass are possible in only a few weeks of exercise. In one Tufts University study, a group of frail elderly nursing-home residents, aged 86 to 96, were recruited into a carefully supervised weight lifting program of three sessions a week. Over eight weeks, the participants increased their strength by an average 175 percent and walking speed by 48 percent. A regular program of aerobic exercise and strength training not only allows you to be more active and more mobile, it also reduces the risk of many, if not most, of the diseases associated with old age. Exercise can:

Prevent osteoporosis by building bone mass. Bones can weaken with age, becoming thinner, more porous and prone to fracture. Osteoporosis affects 38 percent of people over age 75, and 57 percent over age 80. Each year, more than 1.5 million elderly Americans take a fall and wind up with painful cracks (most often in the hip). Many never walk again. But like muscle strength, bone strength can be preserved - and osteoporosis prevented - by lifting weights. Bones respond to the stress of exercise by adding hard calcium. At least two-dozen studies show that weight lifters break fewer bones. The younger you are when you start lifting, the denser and tougher your bones will tend to be. But even someone introduced to lifting iron in the golden years can benefit. Several studies on formerly inactive elderly (up to age 70) demonstrate that starting a lifting program can halt bone loss and even result in bone gain. See also these: Diet and exercise tips to beat osteoporosis.

Cut your risk of heart disease. It's the most common cause of death in America - and one of the most preventable. Regular aerobic exercise conditions the heart and can help keep you from becoming a statistic. Weight lifting also seems to multiply the positive effects of aerobic exercise. In one study at Tufts, beginning walkers who didn't lift weights were compared to beginning walkers who did. Both groups logged the same number of miles, but after 12 weeks of monitoring, the weight lifters showed much greater improvement in strength and heart-protective aerobic capacity. See also these diet and exercise tips to beat heart disease.

Combat diabetes. "Among those 65 to 75 years old, 30 percent are estimated to be diabetic, and diabetes can lead to heart disease, cataracts, kidney failure and nerve damage. The most effective way to combat [adult-onset] diabetes is to lose weight," says William Evans, Ph.D., of the department of geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. A combined program of strength training and regular aerobic exercise will help you shed those crucial pounds. Exercise also increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Insulin is the hormone that allows glucose (blood sugar) to get into your cells, and it is the body's inefficient use (or lack of production) of insulin that gives diabetics their woes. See also these diet and exercise tips to beat diabetes.

Ease arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, hits some harder than others, but it attacks nearly everyone over age 65 to some degree. Exercisers, however, take the lightest hits. The American Medical Association affirms that those with osteoarthritis can and should work out. Numerous studies show that those who do strengthening exercises, along with aerobic exercise, can say goodbye to much of their joint pain. And that holds true for those who have rheumatoid arthritis, the second-most common form of the disease. In one study published in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, elderly men and women afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis were introduced to high-intensity lifting. After 12 weeks, they were asked to describe their levels of joint pain. The lifters reported an impressive 21 percent drop in pain and 38 percent less fatigue.

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Making A Difference

"The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to ... action without any selfish attachment to the results."

-- Eknath Easwaran

Many of us feel deeply that we want to make a difference -- we want our lives to mean something in the bigger scheme of life. While this is a noble motive, we might want to explore what lies at its root.

Does the drive to make a difference arise from ego’s need to feel worthy? If my ego is not convinced that I matter, I may want visible proof that I do by making some kind of impact on life.

Soul doesn’t need proof that it’s worthy. Soul thrives in being awake and connected. Perhaps if we let go of the pressure we feel from our ego’s need to be recognized, we will be more open and able to simply live soulfully. And by doing that, we WILL make a difference!

"A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having."

-- Alice Mary Hilton


Sugar Free Low Glycemic Cream Cheese Pastry
Serves: 6
Carbs Per Serving: 2.3 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

3 Eggs -- Room Temp - Reserve 1/2 Yolk For Filling
¼ Tsp. Cream Of Tartar
¼ Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend

1 Tsp. Cinnamon
3 Tbs. Ricotta Cheese

4 Ounces Cream Cheese
½ Egg Yolk Reserved From Pastry
¼ Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
¼ Tsp. Vanilla

Separate eggs carefully,reserving 1/2 yolk for the filling.
Whip whites till very stiff with cream of tartar.
Mix the remaining yolks, cinnamon, cheese and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
until smooth.
Fold yolk mixture into beaten whites and portion into 6 mounds on a buttered cookie sheet, make make an indentation in the of each roll to hold filling.

Microwave cream cheese until soft enough to stir into a smooth pasty consistency.
Add remaining ingredients to cream cheese and stir until smooth.
Fill each roll on the cookie sheet with filling.

Bake 40 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Bake until golden brown

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 587
Calories Per Serving: 97.83
Total Fat: 41.1g
Saturated Fat: 20.8g
Cholesterol: 726mg
Sodium: 623mg
Total Carbohydrates: 14g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 2.3g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0g
Sugars: 11g
Protein: 37g

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