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April 7, 2013

Closing One Door to Open Another
Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Countless times we have all heard a friend or colleague say if only I had a new job or new partner, new house… infinitum. And thus the never ending conundrum of always wanting what believe we can not have. A wise sage once told me that in order to invite new possibilities into my life that there must be a space created for it to manifest. I have taken this tidbit of information along with me on my life's journey and have always found it to be a useful tool.

Life is a rich cornucopia of varied experiences. It is our birthright to enjoy and enhance our lives with new experiences and opportunities. It is easy to get stuck in one place. What keeps us stuck if the fear of change. The fear that what awaits us on the path ahead is not as good as what we have now; even if what we have now is not so great. The fear of the unknown keeps us stuck. The only way I have seen to release or at least manage the fear of what lies ahead is to trust. Trust yourself, trust your intuition, trust your guides, listen to advice, grit your teeth, take the plunge and most importantly trust the universe.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. The three words that spell regret. I shoulda taken that job, I coulda been a great dad, I woulda been something special but… The time is right now to change direction, let go of the old and embrace the new journey you are about to embark on. In life it is much better to regret the things you have done then to regret the things you haven't. Start now with change. Trust it and embrace it. See the world in a new light and your path will be illuminated. As with all paths, you can always change direction if you don't like where you are going. As J.R.R. Tolkien said “ not all those who wander are lost”.

In a nut shell you must let go of what you cling to now in order to create space for something better to manifest in your life. Do this and watch change for the better manifest.

I'll see you along the path.

Have an excellent Day!

Thom King
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There Is Always A Choice
Max Steingart

You don't have to buy from anyone.
You don't have to work at any particular job.
You don't have to participate in any relationship.
You can choose.

You steer the course you chose in the direction of where you want to be today, tomorrow, or in any distant time to come.
You hold the tiller.

You can decide to alter the course of your life at any time.
No one can ever take that away from you.
You can decide what you want and go after it.
It's always your next move.

copyright 2013 www.yourdailymotivation.com


What Thermography Can Tell You About Your Body
digital infrared imaging can help you make changes for the better

Pictures are thought to say a thousand words, more often we think of them in regards to family and friends, but they are often used in health care settings. Most often these medically derived pictures are obtained by the use of imaging techniques that emit radiation with x-rays, or CT scans. Another technology MRI , is helpful in that there is no radiation. Digital Infrared Imaging, also known as Thermography is yet another tool to be used medically to take various pictures of the body. One particular use in which it has received FDA approval, is that of breast imaging (in addition to other tests and examinations).

Breast cancer will affect about 12% of American women, or 1 in 8. [1]  Cancer is similar to a parasite, it uses the hosts body to stay alive and replicate. A blood supply is crucial to cancer's existence, this enables nutrients to help the tumor grow. This increased circulation brings more heat to the surrounding tissue and thus can be detected in this thermal style pictures. Many women are taught to perform monthly self breast exams, get yearly check ups, and mammograms every 1-2 years starting at the age of 40. [2]  All of these are attempts to find a tumor, however all are retrospect to the growth already being there. Wouldn't it be great to detect the storm before it comes? Breast Thermography has that ability, to detect changes in the blood vessels and small tumors what may be missed with physical exams and mammograms, which statistically miss approximately 20% of cancers. [3]

Thermography can also give other valuable insight,  to visualize inflammation in the body, which is the start of most disease processes. An entire body can be imaged in about one hour to evaluate you head to toes! This can be a great tool to for headaches, sinus problems, pain in the neck or back, joint problems and more. Have you suspected any thyroid problems, an immune system dysfunction, or digestive problems? This technology may be a good adjunct tool in helping you and your doctor see into your body. Knowledge is power and perhaps a picture can provide a reflection that will help you make a plan to prevent and or help correct problems.

In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.

[1] http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics.jsp
[2] http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/mammograms
[3] http://www.breastthermography.com/breast_thermography_mf.htm

This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.


Healing with Hurt
Using Your Pain to Help Others

You can channel your pain into helping others and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.

Pain is a fact of being and one that permeates all of our lives to some degree. Since the hurt we feel may be a part of the experiences that have touched us most deeply, we are often loathe to let it go. It is frequently easier to keep our pain at our sides, where it acts as a shield that shelters us from others and gives us an identity—that of victim—from which we can draw bitter strength. However, pain’s universality can also empower us to use our hurt to help others heal. Since no pain is any greater or more profound than any other, what you feel can give you the ability to help bring about the recovery of individuals whose hurts are both similar to and vastly different from your own. You can channel your pain into transformative and healing love that aids you in helping individuals on a one-to-one basis and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.

The capacity to heal others evolves naturally within those who are ready to disassociate themselves from their identity as victims. In fact, the simple decision to put aside the pain we have carried is what grants us the strength to redeem that pain through service. There are many ways to use the hurt you feel to help others. Your pain gives you a unique insight into the minds of people who have experienced trauma and heartache. You can draw from the wellspring of strength that allowed you to emerge on the other side of a painful experience and pass that strength to individuals still suffering from their wounds. You may be able to council individuals in need by showing them the coping methods that have helped you survive or simply by offering sympathy. A kinship can develop that allows you to relate more closely with those you are trying to aid and comfort.

Helping others can be a restorative experience that makes your own heart grow stronger. In channeling your pain into compassionate service and watching others successfully recover, you may feel a sense of euphoria that leads to increased feelings of self-worth and optimism. Your courageous decision to reach out to others can be the best way to declare to yourself and the world that your pain didn’t defeat you, and in fact it helped you heal


No Added Sugar Roasted Chicken with Sweet Plum Sauce
Total Servings 4
Serving Size 1 quarter chicken
Carbs Per Serving: 1 g
Prep Time:<60 minutes

Skill Level: Moderate

Sweet plum sauce can be found in the Asian section of your supermarket. It’s the same sweet, slightly tart, jam-like sauce that some Chinese restaurants give you to dip your fried egg rolls in. This sauce is wonderful paired with pork chops, chicken seared duck breast or a simple grilled fish. The only problem with Plum Sauce is all the sugar it contains. Up to twice as much as soda pop. Here is an awesome and east to make recipe with Plum Sauce that is exotic and delicious but, without all the added sugar.

1 whole chicken
1/4 cup sweet plum sauce (see below)
1 head of garlic, halved
1 lemon, quartered
3 tablespoons butter, softened
kitchen twine
1/4 cup sweet plum sauce to serve at table

Prepare plum sauce (see below) and set aside.

Rinse chicken and cut away extra fat.

Pat dry with paper towels inside and out.

Place in shallow baking dish and rub softened butter all over chicken, tucking just a bit under the skin of breast.

Season generously with salt and pepper outside and inside cavity.

Stuff with garlic and lemon.

Tie legs of the chicken together, slather sweet plum sauce all over chicken.

Set breast side down.

Let sit 30 minutes at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 450F.

Roast chicken 20 minutes.

Turn breast side up, lower temperature to 375F and return to oven.

Continue to roast another 45-60 minutes, brushing with additional sweet plum sauce towards the end.

You may have to loosely tent with tin foil if skin is approaching maximum crispiness (i.e. don’t burn the skin.)

Chicken is done when juices run clear as knife tip is inserted into chicken thigh. Thickest part of thigh without touching bone should register 170F.

Let chicken rest 10 minutes before carving.

Serve with a side of sweet plum sauce for dipping.

Sweet Plum Sauce Recipe
4 garlic cloves, minced fine
1/2 ounce fresh ginger, minced
1 small onion, minced
2 tablespoons black strap molasses
1/2 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 cups water
1/8 cup Trinity Hill Farms No Added Sugar Teriyaki Sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried chilies
3 lbs plums, pitted & chopped
1 lemons, juice of, fresh
1 teaspoon Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum
1 tablespoon water

Place first 11 ingredients into pot.

Bring to a boil then simmer 30 minutes.

Mix water and gum.

Blend in a blender the solids from the pot with the gum mixture and put back with the liquid simmering all the while.

Continue to simmer till thickened.

Let cool and use liberally.

Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions (green onions)

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