Creating a Life Changing Experience
five tips on changing your patterns
Most of you who know me know that I am a big fan of Tony Robbins. I started listening to his tapes in my early twenties. Back in the day I even did the fire walk with him. Tony Robbins inspired me then and and I still check in with him today. Recently I ran into a artile he was quoted in for Fortune Magazine. It was all great stuff and I wanted to share it with you [FIRST_NAME].
Tony has noticed patterns in what makes people succeed or fail, what makes them happy or sad, and what creates a life of meaning and fulfillment versus a life of frustration and despair. To transform yourself and your life, he says:
Don't live in “No Man's Land,” that place where you're not really happy, but you're not unhappy enough to do anything about it. Don't passively accept what comes your way; drive your life toward what you really want.
See things as they are, not worse. Then see it better than it is, and then make it the way you see it.
Don't avoid failure. Failure is necessary for real learning to occur. Overcoming obstacles gives us psychological strength—the very thing that forms character.
Don't focus only on achievement. Extraordinary accomplishment does not guarantee joy, happiness, love and a sense of meaning. You must also focus on fulfillment.
Decide what you will no longer stand for and what you're committed to. Clarity is power.
Take massive action. You have to be willing to do the things you don't want to do. You have to build a momentum that consistent action produces.
Notice what's working and what's not working. When it is not working, change your approach. Keep changing until you finally achieve what you are committed to.
Good stuff, right [FIRST_NAME]?
Here's to your rich beautiful life.
Have an excellent week!
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Focus on Your Future Not Your Past
Your future is a big adventure. Prepare for your future don't live in the past.
Savor your good memories, use any bad ones as lessons in life.
Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future. Think, feel and see yourself as successful. To achieve any goal in life, you need to project your end result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel. Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day
and they'll bring your desired goals into view.
Sooner or later, you can win if you think you can. The cards you are dealt in life are less important than the way you play them. Everyday you're offered a new deal and new cards.
Success is in your future if you're willing to work for it.
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The Heat is On
three easy steps on keeping hydrated
Now more than ever during these hot summer days hydration is of utmost importance. A person can go with out food for sometime, however water is a must. Your body uses water to carry out a myriad of basic biochemical functions, and when it is lacking it will produce symptoms to give you the sign that you need to drink up! Common symptoms of dehydration can be headache, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, chapped lips, dry mouth, and muscle cramps. More extreme signs could be nausea and vomiting, and possibly heart palpitations. All of these noted symptoms could also be due to other medical conditions, so please speak with your doctor.
- Average Daily Water intake: You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces every day. For example a person who weighs 150 lbs should be drinking at least 75 ounces. Remember though that when you are loosing more water or drinking other beverages that are dehydrating (caffeine, alcohol) you need to compensate. For example if you drink a 12 oz coffee drink you need to drink an additional 12 oz to make up it.
- Urine output: Since you have increased your fluid intake now, you should have more out flow, as in needing to urinate every few hours. Take note of your urine color, note that it may be lighter or pale yellow or darker yellowish color, which the later would indicate it is more concentrated and thus your body didn't have enough fluid to dilute it. The color can change depending on what you are ingesting. B vitamins will make urine turn a brighter yellow, and beets can change it to a reddish hue.
- Electrolytes: Sodium and Potassium to name a couple are some of the main ones in your body that can affect your hydration status. Sodium in particular helps regulate water in our body. One of the healthiest electrolyte drinks available is coconut water, as it naturally contains sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Choose to enhance your electrolytes when you are more concerned about hydration, perhaps after physical activity or being outdoors where you have sweated more, or have vomited, and thus have lost more water than usual.
These 3 things are your basic guide for your body's hydration. Be proactive and don't wait until you are thirsty to drink, as then your too late, and your body is already having work harder to compensate for the liquid deficit. Drink through out the day. A good trick I recommend to my patients is to use a stainless steel or other non-plastic drinking container. Figure out how much fluid it holds and thus how many refills you will need to drink to get in your daily dose. For example take our average person who needs to drink 75 ounces and they have a 20 ounce water bottle, so they should drink about 4 bottles, rounding up some for 80 ounces of water. Here is a special trick a patient taught me, take 4 rubber bands and place them around the bottle. Each time you finish one bottle, remove one rubber band; this will help remove the guessing factor of how many you have drank.
Now for a little bonus tip to accomplish this mission, divide up your day according to drinking those 4 bottles; drink right after you wake in the morning, and finish your first bottle by 10am. Take bottle number 2 from 10am-1pm. Drink your 3 rd round from approximately 1pm-4pm, and last 4-7pm or so. Find something that works for your personal schedule, so that the day doesn't pass only to realize you've fallen short on your sipping. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder . Now, start splashing.
Last but not least, I encourage you to think about the property of water. The book The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto and shown in the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know” highlights water's ability to hold vibrational frequencies, such as love or an opposite state of being. Some people actually write out different words and attach them to their bottle; perhaps you want more gratitude or forgiveness in your life? Your water can become in tune with that and thus help hydrate you with that happiness.
Further, water flows downstream, with ease and no resistance at its best. At is worst, it maybe stagnant or polluted. Your health and different states of bodies of water can be analogous. Take a look at your life and health and see where you can improve, and know that what you resist will persist. Live your life, in all its facets, being in the flow, for this gives you freedom.
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.
The Importance of Sleep
by Madisyn Taylor
Regular periods of sleep are key to a healthy body and a clear mind as it is during sleep that your body renews itself.
When life gets busy, sleep is often the first activity that we sacrifice. Considered a luxury by many busy people, sleep is actually as vital to sustaining a balanced life as are breathing, eating, and drinking. Getting sufficient sleep can be a potent energizer, just as not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling drained and sluggish. While eight hours is the average amount of sleep most adults should generally aim for, the right amount of sleep varies for each person. Some people may thrive on just four hours, while others don’t feel well rested unless they’ve slept for ten hours. How much we sleep also varies, depending upon where we are in life. Young people often need more sleep, while older people may need less. The benefits of sleep always stay the same. Regular and consistent periods of wakefulness and sleep are key ingredients to fostering a healthy body and a clear mind. It is during sleep that your body renews itself.
The ability to forgo sleep is considered by some to be an asset. But while it may seem that the nighttime hours can be better used for more productive activities, sleep in itself is extremely productive. During sleep, your body and psyche are both regaining their strength for the coming day. You may even have the unique opportunity to explore the hidden recesses of your personality while you dream. Meanwhile, your long-term memories are reinforced.
Many cultures engage in an afternoon siesta. Taking a nap is refreshing and can increase both productivity and creativity. Author Lewis Carroll is said to have conceived his idea for Alice in Wonderland while dreaming. A good night’s sleep also has been known to bring with it the gifts of clarity, wisdom, and a fresh perspective. Even the ancient Greeks thought of sleep as a gift from the gods. Give yourself the gift of peaceful slumber and you will likely find yourself feeling alert, refreshed, and ready for life’s challenges. You may also find yourself feeling more centered, thoughtful, and aware throughout the day so you can live your full potential.
No Added Sugar Bread and Butter Pickles
Total Servings 6 quarts
Serving Size 10 slices
Carbs Per Serving: .7 g
Prep Time:<60 minutes
Skill Level: Moderate
25 cucumbers, thinly sliced
6 onions, thinly sliced
2 green bell peppers, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup salt
3 cups cider vinegar
2 cups Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1 teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
In a large bowl, mix together cucumbers, onions, green bell peppers, garlic and salt. Allow to stand approximately 3 hours.
In a large saucepan, mix the cider vinegar, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, mustard seed, celery seed, whole cloves and turmeric. Bring to a boil.
Drain liquid from the cucumber mixture. Stir the mixture into the boiling vinegar mixture. Remove from heat shortly before the combined mixtures return to boil.
Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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