Weathering a Crap Storm
how to maintain your cool in un-cool situations
I gotta tell you [FIRST_NAME], when it rains sometimes it pours but, the hallmark of the mature, fully functioning, self-actualized person is the ability to be cool, calm and collected when caught up in the inevitable crap storms daily life delivers.
The grounded person has the ability to continue talking to themselves in a positive and optimistic way, keeping their mind calm, clear and completely under control. The mature personality is more relaxed, confident, aware and capable of interpreting events more realistically and less emotionally than is the reactive immature person. As a result, the mature person exerts a far greater sense of control and influence over their environment, and is far less likely to be angry, upset, or distracted.
Here's a few tips that will help you weather the crap storm:
1.) Look upon the inevitable setbacks that you face as being temporary, specific and external.
2.) View the perceived negative situation as a single event that is not connected to other potential events and that is caused largely by external factors over which you can have little control.
3.) Simply refuse to see the event as being in any way permanent, pervasive or indicative of personal incompetence of inability. I call this denial. Sometimes you just need to fake until you make it.
Resolve to think like an optimist, no matter what happens. You may not be able to control events but you can control the way you react to them and this will go a long way to keep you cool in un-cool situations.
Have an excellent week [FIRST_NAME].
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Health is in Your Hands and DNA is Not Your Destiny
five habits for healthy aging
by Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Do you believe that if you don't have your health, you can't really appreciate the other things in your life? Our life expectancy has drastically changed. CDC statistics for 2009 reveal that the average man in America lives to be 75.7 years of age, and the woman 80.6. That has been an increase of 2-5 years since the 1980's figures. However, let's not just think about life span, but rather youth span. What difference does it make if you've lived until 80, but the last 10-20 years of your life you have lived in debilitating health that has taken you away from the people and things you love in your life?
You have the power in to take your health in to your own hands and change your life so that not only will you have longevity of life but have the vitality in your mind, body, and spirit to get the most of the years in your life. The 2 top things that kill the most Americans each year are heart disease and cancer; both of which diet and lifestyle have a heavy influence on. One of my favorite sayings now is, “genetics may load the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.” I hope that gives you a new perspective that you really can change your DNA destiny!
Here are 5 habits for a happy and healthy life:
- Restrict Calories: There has been lots of research in this arena showing that caloric restriction leads to a longer life. I take this as eating enough, but not in excess, for example perhaps those large sugary drinks that are packed with calories are useless, and should be avoided.
- Increase Antioxidants: Many metabolic processes in your body give off free radicals as a by product and in our daily living we are exposed to regularly. There is a check and balance system here, and the damage that the free radicals create needs to be combated with antioxidants to protect and prevent inflammation amongst other negative side effects that can contribute to disease.
- Keep Cortisol in Check: This “stress” hormone secreted by your adrenal glands is like your energy bank account. It gives you the power to get out of bed and get the day going, helps regulate blood sugar, has effects on the immune system, amongst several others in the body. Having health cortisol levels in your body has far reaching benefits. You are able to test cortisol levels via saliva, for more information go your natural health care provider.
- Pave the Road: There is a saying, the “road to good health is paved with good intestines.” What this means is your digestion is imperative to your health. If your food that is supposed to be your fuel is not getting absorbed properly or not eliminating regularly, you will feel the effects.
- Find Purpose: What is the point of living longer, if you don't have your heart in it? Do you want to be a great grandparent, have a long love life, or leave a legacy? Find what makes your heart beat with happiness, and do that often!
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.
Coming out of a Haze
by Madisyn Taylor
We cannot predict when a fog will come or when it will lift, but we can center ourselves in the haze and wait for guidance.
When we feel muddled and unfocused, unsure of which way to turn, we say we are in a fog. Similar to when we are in a fog in nature, we may feel like we can’t see where we’re going or where we’ve come from, and we’re afraid if we move too quickly we might run into something hidden in the mists that seem to surround us. Being in a fog necessarily slows us down by limiting our visibility. The best choice may be to pull over and wait for the murkiness to clear. If we move at all, we must go slowly, feeling our way and keeping our eyes open for shapes emerging from the haze, perhaps relying on the taillights of someone in front of us as we make our way along the road.
By and large, most of us prefer to be able to see where we are going and move steadfastly in that direction, but there are gifts that come from being in a fog. Sometimes it takes an obstacle like fog to get us to stop and be still in the moment, doing nothing. In this moment of involuntary inactivity, we may look within and find that the source of our fogginess is inside us; it could be some emotional issue that needs tending before we can safely go full steam ahead. Being in a fog reminds us that when we cannot see outside ourselves, we can always make progress by looking within. Then again, the fog may simply be teaching us important lessons about how to continue moving forward with extreme caution, harnessing our attention, watching closely for new information, and being ready to stop on a dime.
We cannot predict when a fog will come, nor can we know for certain when it will lift, but we can center ourselves in the haze and wait for guidance. We may find it inside ourselves or in a pair of barely visible taillights just ahead. Whether we follow the lights out of the fog, wait for a gentle breeze to lift it, or allow the sun to burn it away, we can rest certain that one way or another, we will move forward with clarity once again.
Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Rhubarb Marmalade
Makes: 8 pints
Carbs Per Serving: 6.5 g
Prep Time:<95 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
I paid a visit to the farmers market this weekend and ran across an amazing bunch of Rhubarb. So... I came up with the easy little recipe and shazzam, it turned out perfectly. Check it out!
6 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups Fructevia, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1 teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 medium oranges
Combine rhubarb and Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1 teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder in a Dutch oven.
Grind oranges, including the peels, in a food processor; add to rhubarb mixture.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring often until marmalade sheets from a spoon, about 1 hour.
Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. head space.
Remove air bubbles;wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
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