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May 29 , 2011

We Mortals
living every moment to its maximum

A revelation came to me the other day while on a long and steep bike ride. I realized, I am not getting out of this alive. Not the bike ride, but, life. None of us are getting out of here alive. While this is a walk we all take alone, it is also the thread of commonalty we all have. No matter how much money or how much faith you have everything living eventually passes including you. This is the downside, I guess. The reason I say guess, is that death is a great mystery to us all and has been since mans realization of himself and his own mortality. It is something we mortal face with trepidation. Life is ephemeral… short lived and they say just a flash.

All we have is right now, this moment. The past is gone and the future does not exist but, right now is our gift and that is why it is call the present. We are all in the same boat, the playing field is level, we all have the same gift… being in the present.

Making the Most of our Present
Since right now is all we have, it would make since that we should make the most of what we have, right now.

Here are some great tips that may inspire you to maximize your human experience. If nothing on this list rings true for you, create your own list and begin now.

Start a business
I come from a long lineage of entrepreneurs. And while breaking out on your own can be a feast or famine situation the sense of freedom is creates is priceless.

Starting a business puts you in control of your work life, and your money. It’s hard ; small businesses fail every day. But the rewards of even a failed venture can far outweigh the risk. Just knowing that your failure was the result of your own choices instead of a decision made at a corporate office a thousand miles away can be liberating.

Organize a group
What makes you passionate? Chances are, being around other people who are passionate about the same thing would make you even more passionate about it. Often the only thing keeping you and them from coming together is that nobody’s put out a sign saying “Come and talk!” Getting a group going has never been easier with the like of web sites like MeetUp.com. login and check it out. Seeing a group grow and take off can be tremendously awarding. Even if you group does not take off it can teach you amazing lessons in leadership.

I don’t mean for you to spend your holidays at a soup kitchen, though that can often be rewarding yet challenging enough. Make a long-term investment in your community by joining school committees, donating three hours a week in a shelter, hosting a monthly read-along at the library, tutoring at-risk children after school, teaching adult literacy classes, or any of a million ways to play a role in the lives of people who need you. Perhaps the most pressing need in our society is for people to take an interest in and engage with their communities.
Take an active role in your children’s’ activities. Pick one thing your child does and commit yourself to it. Coach their team, spend a weekend day in the workshop with them, buy a bike and ride along with them; make their passions your own. Don’t crowd them, especially if you have teenagers but, show them that you value what they do and who they are by giving them your time and undivided interest.

Write a book or blog
It feels really, really good to see your name on a book cover or on the header of a blog, but it feels even better to know that someone, somewhere, might find his or her life changed by something you’ve written. Share your particular expertise, whether it’s story-telling or woodworking, with the world or just your family. Commit yourself to a page a day, a couple hundred words and within a year you’ll have a pretty decent-sized manuscript. Think it and ink it!

Learn an art
Take painting lessons, a glass blowing workshop, music classes… whatever interests you. Learn to express yourself and you will find a self worth expressing. Don’t settle for being a second rate, devote yourself to an art and master it.

Run for office
The world needs smart, dedicated, and honest people to take care of all the details of making society run. As it happens, running for local office isn’t as challenging as you’d think. Filmmaker and director, Michael Moore, ran for school board while he was still in high school and won. It’s fine to have your sights set on the White House or Capitol Hill, but take a shot at city councilperson, county registrar, or something closer to home first. You can do it.

Take up a team sport
Sure, you want to be healthy, but the whole Stairmaster and stationary bike thing is a little anti-social. Add a team sport to the mix… something you do with other people. You’ll be spending time interacting with others, while also developing team building and leadership skills.

Set an outrageous goal and accomplish it
The tips above are only a handful of ideas about how to maximize your human experience. Maybe you want to record an album, climb a mountain or see 20 countries, don’t just settle for small goals, push yourself all the way to the edge and figure out how to make the most farfetched thing you can think of a reality. You will have to learn a lot along the way, and plan months or even years in advance, that’s what makes massive goals worthwhile.

Be in the moment with all things, welcome life’s grand experiences in, embrace them and above all create your own reality.

Here's to your rich beautiful life.

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Have a sensational week!

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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Freedom Requires Responsibility
Max Steingart

Freedom is the right to live as you wish.

If you wish to free yourself from enslavement, you must chose freedom and the responsibility it entails.

There is a price for every freedom, something to be given up for every liberty.
Its up to you to weigh the price you must pay for each of your freedoms. And everything you want has a price.

Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions. Its the capacity to take a hand in your own development.

Freedom is the right to choose. Its the right to create for yourself the alternatives of choice.

No one is free who is not master of himself.

You are free to do whatever you would like. You need only face the consequences of your actions.

Copyright 2011 www.yourdailymotivation.com


The Miracle Cocktail? Must Be the Myers' Cocktail!
Restoring Vitamin C, B complex, B5, B6, B12, Magnesium and Calcium

Have you ever heard that “the way to good health is paved with good intestines” as many of my Naturopathic Doctors say? Well, often there can be barriers to good digestion, thus leading to people to have low absorption of vitamins and minerals—a necessity (so eat your fruits and vegetables). I.V. therapy is a solution to a compromised gut.

A Myers' Cocktail is an infusion of nutrition that boots the immune system to fight of allergies or viruses, as well as combats fatigue by aiding the production of energy. Low levels of energy are found in adrenal imbalance, mood disorders, and fibromyalgia. Athletes can also benefit pre/post event. The miracle of modern life is that each of us is running some sort of marathon; physically or metaphorically in some aspect of our mental or emotional life.

Due to our cultural lifestyle, we our desperately deprived of energy. In the process of going back to the basics, one can supplement with a healthy cocktail to restore optimal levels of Vitamin C, B complex, B5, B6, B12, as well as Magnesium and Calcium.

Cheers to giving your body the boost it needs to get your energy to its optimal level…

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

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.


Avoiding Negative Vibrations
Taking on the Energy of Others

In order to protect ourselves from taking on any negative energy from other people or situations; we can learn to shield.

There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort. It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you. Being around toxic or angry people is also draining. And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers your energy levels rather than perks you up. This is not that unusual. Each of us radiates energy and is capable of being influenced by the energy of other people. It is important to learn how to shield yourself, so you don’t unknowingly take on someone else’s energy. While some people know how to instinctively protect themselves from being adversely affected by energy, most of us need to discover and practice the technique that works best.

There are a number of ways to avoid being affected by people’s energy. Shielding is one preventative technique you can use. Center yourself and envision being enveloped in a cocoon of loving and protective light. This protective layer should allow you to consciously regulate the energy around you. The intent to shield oneself is all you need for this technique to work. You can even create a trigger word to assist you in quickly creating a shield. Say this word each time you create a new shield, until the word and the shield become automatically associated in your mind. If you run into a person whose energy you find draining, you may want to cleanse your own energy field after your encounter. Sage, cold showers, singing, mineral water baths, spending time in nature, and a simple break to recharge are all ways to accomplish this.

While it is important to know how to shield yourself from energy, there are those energies that you may not want to shut out. The energy of laughter from a newborn baby, the feeling of joy radiating from someone in love, and the frequency of calm emanating from an enlightened teacher are just some of the energies coming from others that you may want to have around you.


Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Thai Chicken/Tofu Coconut Curry Soup
(makes 6 servings)
Carbs Per Serving: 1.1 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

2 tb sp olive oil
2 tbsps curry powder
1 tsp minced garlic
2 whole cloves garlic
14 oz can of coconut milk unsweetened
a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder or a 4 tbsps of Fructevia or Steviva Blend
1 tsp lime juice
1 fresh lime
1/2 tsp salt
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp basil ( fresh or dried)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (replace with whole milk to reduce fat)
4 diced chicken breasts already cooked or firm tofu browned (shown)

Heat oil and add minced garlic and brown 3 minutes on low, do not burn.
Add basil, salt, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder lime juice and coconut milk. Simmer on low 10 minutes, add 1/2 cup cream and stir.
When hot add diced chicken. Put in bowls and top with plenty of raw onion and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
Squeeze fresh lime juice on soup right before eating.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 2069
Calories Per Serving: 344.8
Total Fat: 173.8g
Saturated Fat: 113.6g
Cholesterol: 460mg
Sodium: 360mg
Total Carbohydrates: 7.7g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 1.1g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0
Sugars: 0.0g
Protein: 108g

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