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October 26, 2008

Keeping An Attitude of Accountability

I recall a mentor of mine once said to me that integrity is about keeping your word and if you become your word your word becomes universal. One of the secrets of success is learning to adopt an Attitude of Accountability.

An Attitude of Accountability is about keeping your word –doing what you say you’re going to do. Keeping your word is a standard or a value that draws people to you, creates complete trust and produces success.

How important is it for you to keep your word? Although it may sound a little old fashioned, keeping your word will never go out of style. But what, exactly, does it mean to "keep your word"? Simply this: To honor any commitment you make to another person.

Whether it is business or personal, the principle is the same. Meet your commitments, honor your obligations -- simply keep your word.

Here are a few tips that will help you build greater integrity in your life:

  • Never commit to doing something that you don't believe you can honor.
  • Before you commit to something, think of the long-term implications in terms of the time, effort and inconvenience that may be required.
  • Don't commit to do something simply for the sake of approval.
  • Jot down your commitment somewhere in writing so it doesn't slip your mind.
  • Never change your mind because of circumstances that occur after you make your commitment.

And remember, there is an unforeseen problem which may delay or prevent your from following through be sure to let the person you've promised something to know about it.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
thom.king@steviva.com
Steviva Brands, Inc.

YOUR MIND

Success Is Based On The Choices You Make
Max Steingart

Your success isn't a matter of luck, it's simply a matter of the choices you make.

Success isn't something you can wait for, it's something you'll achieve with effort over time. But, things won't turn up in this world until you turn them up.

You can choose to be lazy or ambitious. Stop and think about your choice again.
You always do your own choosing.

The great opportunity in your life is where you are right now. Every situation, properly perceived, is an opportunity for you.

First, say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do to make things happen.

Being successful is a choice you make.

YOUR BODY

Simple Methods For Cutting Back on Sugar
easy ways to go from thick to thin

OKů so you have a sweet tooth and he has called in his friends. Never fear help is on the way. Here's some advice for cutting down on sugar

Avoiding Teenage Waist Land
If kids are allowed to develop a preference for sweet foods, they may end up eating a high-calorie diet that can lead to excessive weight gain. This can result in more complicated problems, including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Too many sweets can also cause tooth decay and unhealthy gums.

Because of a decade-long obsession with low-fat consumption, we have managed to fill our store shelves with food that's fat-free but loaded with sugar. The result is a steady increase in the amount of sugar eaten inadvertently through processed foods. We eat on average 19 teaspoons of sugar per day, whether it's incorporated into foods by manufactures or added themselves. And as people become accustomed to sugary foods, companies have to make new products even sweeter. It becomes a vicious circle.

Hidden Sugars
While you may be aware of the sugar you do - or do not - add to foods, are you aware of the hidden sugar found in many products? From tomato soup to hot dogs, sugar can be found in the in most processes foods.

Sugar provides few nutrients, so processed sugars should only be a very very small part of a balanced diet. The time is now to develop new food preferences for the natural taste of unprocessed, unsweetened foods.

Here are a few suggestions that may help you to reduce sugar in you and your family's diet:

Don 't ban sweets altogether: try a sprinkling of brown sugar, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder on oatmeal or a teaspoon of maple syrup on winter squash.

Become a careful label reader: The sugar listed on the nutrition label is a combination of the naturally occurring sugar and the added sugar. If you spot the ending '-ose' on a word, it's sugar in disguise. Examples are sucrose and glucose. Other common ingredients that are sugar in hiding include syrup, honey, brown sugar, fruit juice concentrate and high-fructose corn syrup.

Don 't make desserts a regular part of every meal: Save them for special occasions or weekend treats. Buy breakfast cereals only if sugar is not one of the top listed ingredients.

Reduce the sugar called for in baking: Sugar can often be reduced by up to one-third and replacing it completely with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder is ideal

Serve alternatives to sugar: Whole grain breads or muffins.

Top cereal with fresh fruit, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

Use fresh fruit, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder to sweeten plain yogurt: Pureed banana mixed with plain yogurt is great for a toddler treat.

Make your own frozen treats: Just freeze fruit juices with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder.

Create smoothies: Blitz plain yogurt with banana and fresh fruits and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder for delicious homemade smoothies.

Make your own soft drinks: All you need is soda water and your choice of fruit juice mixed with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, Fructevia or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder.

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.

YOUR SPIRIT

Embracing Change Through Awareness

Life is a journey comprised of many steps on our personal path that takes us down a winding road of constant evolution. And each day, we are provided with a myriad of opportunities that can allow us to transform into our next best selves. One moment we are presented with an opportunity to react differently when yet another someone in our life rubs us the wrong way; on another day we may find ourselves wanting to walk away from a particular circumstance but are not sure if we can. Eventually, we may find ourselves stuck in a rut that we can never seem to get out of. We may even make the same choices over and over again because we don’t know how to choose otherwise. Rather than moving us forward, our personal paths may take us in a seemingly never-ending circle where our actions and choices lead us nowhere but to where we’ve already been. It is during these moments that awareness can be the first step to change.

Awareness is when we are able to realize what we are doing. We observe ourselves, noticing our reactions, actions, and choices as if we were a detached viewer. Awareness is the first step to change because we can’t make a change unless we are aware that one needs to be made in the first place. We can then begin understanding why we are doing what we are doing. Afterward, it becomes difficult not to change because we are no longer asleep to the truth behind our behaviors. We also begin to realize that, just as much as we are the root source behind the causes for our behaviors, we are also the originator for any changes that we want to happen.

There is a freedom that comes with awareness. Rather than thinking that we are stuck in a repetitive cycle where there is no escape, we begin to see that we very much play a hand in creating our lives. Whether we are aware of them or not, our behaviors and choices are always ours to make. Our past and our present no longer have to dictate our future when we choose to be aware. We are then free to move beyond our old limits, make new choices, and take new actions. With awareness, our paths can’t help but wind us forward in our lives while paving the way for new experiences and new ways of being. It is through awareness that we can continue to consciously evolve.

YOUR RECIPE

Low Glycemic Sugar Free Cherry Chutney with Ginger
Serves: 12
Prep Time:<20 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Delicious served as an accompaniment to poultry or pork, this spicy chutney recipe also makes a terrific appetizer spread when served over a block of cream cheese.

Ingredients:
2 (12 ounce) packages frozen, unsweetened cherries (or 3 cups dried unsweetened cherries)
1/3 cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend (optional 1/32 tsp. Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and 1/3 cup of apple sauce)
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
3/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick

Instructions:
Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes to blend the flavors and to develop the chutney consistency. Frozen cherries may require an additional 10 minutes of cooking. Stir as needed during the cooking.

This recipe will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 763.04
Calories Per Serving: 20.08 serving size 2 tablespoons
Total Fat Per Serving: 1.40g
Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol Per Serving : 0.0mg
Sodium Per Serving : 312.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates Per Serving : 4.5g

Dietary Fiber: 1.14
Sugars: 3.25g
Protein: 1.00g

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