Easter - Sunday, April 11th 2004

Happy Easter! I hope this day finds you well.

I hope you have had the opportunity to use our newly installed Internet shopping cart system. as well as the completely redesigned Low Carb, Sugar Free Recipe section of the Steviva.com web site. If you haven't had the chance to check it out, I invite you to check it out. To encouage you use the new site and as our Easter gift to you we are offering a 15% discount on all of our already discounted products. To redeem this discount simply enter the word "Special" in the coupon text box of the shopping cart when ordering and you discount will be applied.

Now that we have retooled our packaging and promotional materials we will be making a major push into Low Carb Stores, health food stores and main stream grocery stores. But, we can not do this alone. We need your help. We are looking for qualified sales people the have a passion for our products. If this sounds like something you might be interested in pursuing on a part time or full time a basis, please drop us a line at [email protected].

Thank you for your patronage.

May God bless you.

Boost Your Productivity
by: Brian Tracy

All successful people are very productive. They work longer hours and they work better hours. They get a lot more done than the average person. They get paid more and promoted faster. They are highly respected and esteemed by everyone around them. They become leaders and role models. Inevitably, they rise to the top of their fields and to the top of their income ranges, and so can you.

Everything is Learnable
Every single one of these tested and proven strategies for managing your time and doubling your productivity is learnable through practice and repetition. Each of these methods will eventually become a habit of both thinking and working.

The Payroll Is Remarkable
When you begin applying these techniques to your work and to your life, your self esteem, self confidence, self respect and sense of personal pride will go up immediately. The pay off for you will be tremendous, for the rest of your life.

Make A Decision!
Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something. Significant change starts when you decide to either get in or get out, either fish or cut bait.

The Vital Quality of Success
Decisiveness is one of the most important qualities of successful and happy men and women, and decisiveness is developed through practice and repetition, over and over again until it becomes as natural to you as breathing in and breathing out.

Why People Are Poor
The sad fact is that people are poor because they have not yet decided to be rich. People are overweight and unfit because they have not yet decided to be thin and fit. People are inefficient time wasters because they haven't yet decided to be highly productive in everything they do.

Become An Expert
Decide today that you are going to become an expert in time management and personal productivity, no matter how long it takes or how much you invest in it. Resolve today that you are going to practice these principles, over and over again until they become second nature.

Action Exercises
First, hold your own feet to the fire. Resolve to start earlier, work harder and stay later. Don’t let yourself off the hook. Second, become an expert in time management. Learn and practice time management techniques every day until they become habits.

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Give Your Workout A Lift
By Mariko Thompson

When TV became more interesting than her workout, Melinda Grieger knew it was time to change her exercise routine. For almost two years, the 41-year-old Woodland Hills resident rode her stationary bike at home. But after awhile, channel surfing held more allure than pedaling.

``You're doing the same exercise over and over,'' says Grieger, who jump-started her routine last month by hiring a trainer. ``You get lazy when you're not held accountable.''

At some point, everyone who exercises regularly falls into a fitness rut. Exercise becomes one more task on the list, somewhere behind washing the dishes and above taking out the trash. Despite their best efforts, even fitness experts suffer from bouts of boredom. Here's what they do to take their workouts to the next level, or at least keep them interesting.

- Partner up: Make your workout a social event rather than a task. Meet a friend for a hike or a game of tennis. Even if you don't leave the gym, going with a friend helps to pass the time. Not only are you more likely to show up if your friend is waiting, you're also more likely to spur each other on, says Kendell Hogan, regional group fitness director for Crunch in Los Angeles.

- Hire a trainer: Yes, it costs money. But so does that gym membership when you don't use it. A trainer will push you to run a little faster, do a few more crunches, lift a little more weight. Good trainers also teach proper technique and introduce new activities into your routine.

"You're hiring someone to push you,'' says Janice Roberts of Personal Trainers Los Angeles. "Now you've got a responsibility to someone and that helps a lot.''

- Embrace change: Trainers say variety is essential to maintaining a fitness routine. Try water aerobics instead of land aerobics. If you always train in a gym, go outside. Learn how to surf. Go for a hike.

Roberts suggests adding a new element every four to six weeks, to keep from falling into a rut in the first place.

"You want to add something that your body is not used to,'' she says. ``It shocks the body and forces the body to readjust.''

- Set goals: Create a specific goal to be reached within a set period of time. Maybe you've always dreamed of being able to complete a boot camp course. Or maybe you'd like to participate in a triathlon or a 5K. Having a deadline can serve as a motivating force.

You don't have to be a serious athlete to participate in many events, says Dr. Tim Church, medical director of the Cooper Institute, a Dallas research center on exercise and health funded by the National Institutes of Health.

``They are so participation-friendly these days,'' Church says. ``That's why you see a boom in marathons and triathlons. The average person is doing them.''

- Adjust your attitude:!bold! Exercise can make you look and feel better, but it won't necessarily transform you into that sculpted actor or actress from the latest action film. People with unrealistic expectations soon become discouraged. Accepting that your body has both potential and limits is part of developing a healthy attitude toward exercise, Church says.

``No matter how many crunches you do, you may never develop six-pack abs,'' he says.

If the goal is weight loss, set a manageable target. Someone with a serious weight problem shouldn't strive for, say, their weight as a teen, before lack of exercise and too much fast food took their toll. Reducing their weight by 10 percent is a more realistic goal, Church says.

- Don't over-train: This one's a concern for serious fitness enthusiasts. Over-training can lead to physical and mental burnout. These people may need more rest between workouts in order to improve performance, Crunch's Hogan says.

``It sounds crazy, but sometimes backing off can help,'' he says. ``It's about giving the body a rest. If you're working out seven days a week, sometimes you'll get better results by pulling back.''

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The face in the mirror

"Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty."

-- Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are -- now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing."

-- John Muir

Low Carb Hazelnut Zabaglione Roulade
Makes 8 servings

unsalted butter
4 oz. ground hazelnuts
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 large eggs
1/2 cup Steviva Blend
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Grease a 15-by 10 by 1-inch pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease with butter again. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Combine the hazelnuts, baking powder and salt. Separate the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat the yolks and Steviva Blend with an electric mixer until thick and lemon coloured, 3-4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the hazelnuts. With a clean bowl and beaters, beat the egg whites to firm peaks. Stir 1/4 into the hazelnut mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the remaining whites until barely combined and then the remaining 1/2 until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top springs back when pressed lightly.

Wring a clean dish towel out in cold water. Flip the cake along with the parchment paper onto the towel with the long edge along the long edge of the towel. Roll up lengthwise and let sit on a rack until cool. Unroll and spread evenly with the Zabaglione Cream, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Loosely roll up, using the parchment paper to aid in rolling. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Zabaglione Cream

4 large egg yolks
2 Tbsp. Steviva Blend
pinch of salt
1/2 cup Marsala
3/4 cup whipping cream
In a stainless steel bowl, whisk the egg yolk, Steviva Blend and Marsala together. Fill another larger bowl 1/4 full with iced water. Set aside.

Place the egg mixture over a pot of simmering water, whisking constantly until the mixture triples in volume and falls in a ribbon from the whisk, 3-5 minutes. Immediately put the bowl over the bowl of iced water and whisk until cold.

Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold into the egg mixture and refrigerate until ready to use.

Total Carbohydrates: 50.34

Total Carbohydrates Minus Fiber: 39.34

Carbohydrates per Serving: 6.29 - Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber: 4.91