You Have Six Months to Live
living like there is no tomorrow
James Dean once was quoted to say Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
I had a conversation with somebody that is very very close to me this week [FIRST_NAME]. They had been fighting pancreatic cancer for the past few months and had won the battle. There is nothing in this world like a clean PET scan. However, they let me know that while less than a month ago they came up cancer free, two days ago they were diagnosed with stage four liver cancer. The doctor has given her six months to live. This put me into a state of shock since I have known her my entire life. This breaks my heart and I will be with her through this entire journey.
The truth is, we all are heading towards the same end. Nobody escapes it. No matter how much money you make, how much power you have, celebrity or not or who you know we are all mortal. For instance Steve Jobs. Our mortality is the common thread that connects us all. We all have a limited amount of time on this wonderful planet. It is what makes us human. What counts is what we do with the time we have here.
I have promised myself that I will:
Take more emotional risks
Take time to celebrate everyday as a gift
Watch more sunrises
Spend more time outside
Make an effort to make the lives of people around me better
Be completely honest with myself and others
I can keep going but, you get the idea. To pay tribute to her and the gift of life I have been given, I will dream like I will live forever and live like I will die today. Won't you join me [FIRST_NAME]?
Today imagine you have six months to live. Decide if what you are doing in this very moment is the thing you want to do and if you have surrounded yourself with the people you want to be with. Start making a list and then live by it; like there is no tomorrow.
Have an excellent week.
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Concentration Brings Success
The first law of success is concentration. Concentration is your magic key that opens the door to accomplishment.
When your physical and mental resources are focused, your power to resolve problems multiplies tremendously. To do two things at once is to do neither.
Nothing can add more power to your life as much as concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. Bend all of your energies to one point, and go directly to that point,
looking neither to the right nor to the left.
Success is the result of well directed energy. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
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May is Mental Health Awareness
three tests to ask for to mend your mind
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
The mind is a beautiful thing, yet many people struggle with the health of it approximately 1 in 4 Americans suffer from various mental illnesses. Many doctors will just write up a prescription for an antidepressant, while never looking at the underlying cause of depression. There are a few common health conditions that can leave one feeling blue.
Hypothyroidism is often overlooked, due to inefficient test evaluations, and one of the many symptoms is feelings of depression. Low levels of folic acid or having a genetic defect that requires your body get the active vitamin form of folate is another potential cause for some mental disorders. Hormones that are both in men and women, cortisol can also be part of the mental madness if they aren't in proper levels throughout the day.
Find a Naturopathic or Integrative Doctor in your area and ask for:
1. Full Thyroid Panel: TSH, Free T3 and Free T4. This will give a more accurate picture at how much hormones your thyroid is actually producing. There are additionally thyroid tests available, but this is a good start.
2. 5-MTHFR deficiency: An acronym for 5- Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutations, C677T and A1298C. If someone tests positive for one of these mutations their body requires folate in the form of 5MTHF. This can be
3. Salivary Hormone Panel: This form of testing is thought to be a superior way of measuring the free bio-available forms of hormones in our body. In additional to cortisol, female and male sex hormones can be tested to see if there are proper levels of estrogen which is important for serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Progesterone another hormone helps promote restorative sleep, a must for a good mood! Low levels of Testosterone can affect men with a low mood too.
For Daily tips to boost your mental health look at The Mental Health America Calendar for some great simple ideas to start incorporating into your routine.
Remember, a mental health disease, is just like any other disease, no judgments should be made. Seek help from a professional and stay in close contact with your loved ones.
This information and other information 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.
Breathing into Order
by Madisyn Taylor
Difficult situations are opportunities to be our best selves, hone our skills and rise to the occasion.
Sometimes we may feel like there is just too much we need to do. Feeling overwhelmed may make it seem like the universe is picking on us, but the opposite is true: we are only given what we can handle. Difficult situations are opportunities to be our best selves, hone our skills and rise to the occasion.
The best place to start is to take a deep breath. As you do, remind yourself that the universe works in perfect order and therefore you can get everything done that needs to get done. As you exhale, release all the details that you have no control over. The universe with it‘s infinite organizing power will orchestrate the right outcome. Anytime stress begins to creep up, remember to breathe through it with these thoughts.
Then, make a list of everything you need to do. Note what needs to be done first, and mark the things others may be able to do for you or with you. Though we often think no one else can do it correctly or well, there are times when it is worth it to exhale, let go of our control, and ask for help from professionals or friends. With the remaining things that feel you must do yourself, take another breath and determine their true importance. Sometimes they are things we’d like to do, but aren’t really necessary. After taking these quick steps, you will find you have a plan laid out, freeing you from frenzied thoughts circling in your head. With calming deep breaths, you are now free to focus more fully on our priorities. Herbal teas or flower remedies along with wise choices about caffeine and food can help keep us from becoming frantic too. But with nothing further from us than our breath, we can breathe in our best intentions and let the rest go with an exhale. Keeping ourselves centered and breathing into and through life’s challenges helps us learn what we are truly capable of doing, and we will find we have the ability to rise to any occasion. Remember you aren’t being picked on, and you are never alone.
Low Glycemic Sugar Free Sweet Potato Pie
Carbs Per Serving: 8.75 g
Prep Time:<55 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
White potatoes, corn, rice, and white bread all have a high glycemic index and can cause a spike and an ultimate drop in blood sugar. Diabetics and others wanting to avoid glucose highs and lows can turn to sweet potatoes, which have a low glycemic index. The sweet potato is a good source of dietary fiber, which lowers the risk for constipation, diverticulosis, colon and rectal cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The fiber in sweet potatoes provides a feeling of fullness and satiety, which helps to control food intake. Plus this Sweet Potato Pie is delicious.
1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 tablespoon whole grain or soy flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
Melt the butter in sauce pan and mix the ingredients up in the pie pan and pat into place with your fingertips.
Mix sweet potatoes with electric mixer in large bowl until smooth. Stir in eggs, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder , flour, lemon juice, vanilla, spices, salt and evaporated milk. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
Bake in preheated 400( F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and sharp knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate until serving time.
Total Calories: 1080
Calories Per Serving: 135 serving size 1slice
Total Fat Per Serving: 8.75g
Saturated Fat: 2.10 g
Cholesterol Per Serving: 22 mg
Sodium Per Serving: 12.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates Per Serving: 12.65g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9
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