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November 2 , 2008

Crossing The Great Divide
celebrating and embracing our differences

The world we live in today is such a rapidly changing place. For some of us change comes more quickly and we are better adapted to welcoming in change. For those who are unable to embrace change they can be swept away and left behind. When some folks change and others don’t, there becomes a great division. These divisions have boiled to the surface recently as red states, blue states, rich, poor, conservative, liberal, black, and white and this list can go on infinitum. But the reality is that there are not red states and blue states, there are the United States. And there is no white race, black race; brown race or blue race, there is the Human Race.

It is easy for us to get hung up in all the rhetoric that the media and politics have been serving us lately. The fact is that we are not so different. All of us basically want the same thing; to be left alone and allowed to live our lives in peace and prosperity. There are a noisy few that don’t want peace and want to take away our security. This is a minority and doesn’t represent the masses in any segment; Muslim, Christian, secular or non-secular. The fact is, there is good and bad in every segment however, far more good than bad.

This coming Tuesday in the United States we will be having our General Elections. These elections will determine the direction we go for the next four years. The current administration has only a 20% approval rating. This is the lowest of any administration since there has been polling. Obviously there is a need for change; economic, foreign relations, health care and education alike. While we all see things differently, one issue binds us all, a need for change. We can not continue to do the same things we have been doing for the past eight years expecting different results.

This is a very big week with tremendous global impact. We will be hit with tons of political rhetoric that is meant to divide us. Instead of allowing ourselves to be divided from each other this week, let’s see our differences as attributes that make us unique. We can celebrate that we live in a world where we can each be different and unique. Embrace these differences in yourself and others. But most importantly, recognize that we are one race - the Human Race. We really are in this together.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
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YOUR MIND

Following Your Dreams
Max Steingart

If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and yourself.

Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, your ideal of what you long to attain, the ideal of health, efficiency and success.

You can lift yourself by your thoughts. Your vision will help you climb mountains.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

You'll become as small as your controlling desire, or as great as your dominant aspiration.

The courage to follow your dreams is your first step toward destiny. When you cease to dream, you cease to live.

YOUR BODY

Keep The Weight From Coming Back

As you make your way along your weight loss journey, you may find you have a recurring fear: What if the weight comes back after I reach my goal?

Research shows that it's a well-founded fear because most people that lose weight regain it, and more. But there are positive steps you can take to ensure that it doesn't happen to you:

Monitor your weight so that you will be able to stop any gain early on. If you're not watchful, it can sneak up on you all too easily.

Your new, lighter body doesn't require as many calories to sustain itself, yet it's easy to slip back to your old portion sizes. Keep portion size in mind, and consider making a habit of leaving a few bites of food on your plate as a reminder.

You likely started exercising more to lose weight, and if that's the case you'll need to keep it up to maintain your weight loss.

The good news is that it doesn't have to be done all at once; it's accumulative through your day. Walk further, take the stairs, however you enjoy it.

When you reach your goal, you'll want to keep an eye on your weight, watch your portion sizes, and keep moving so that you can continue to enjoy all you've accomplished.

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

Allowing Your Soul To Shine

At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist. This desire not to be seen often happens when we are feeling very hurt, angry, or simply weary of the world. And while we may console ourselves with the defense that we are shy, an introvert, or a loner, we may actually be hiding.

When we hide and make believe that we are invisible, we can think that we no one sees us even though, truthfully, we are only really hiding from ourselves. And while we may try to live life as inconspicuously as possible, we only succeed in becoming more conspicuous because people can’t help but notice that we are trying to hide our light. None of us are meant to hide; each one of us radiates a unique brilliance that is meant to illuminate the world. When we try to dim our light, we diminish the natural radiance of the Universe, and we deprive the people around us of the unique gifts and talents that we are here to share.

Stepping out of the wings and letting your light shine is actually a way to serve the planet. We each have a responsibility to contribute to our community, and we do this when we let ourselves be seen. It doesn’t do anyone any good when we try to hide. We are all beings of light and we are here to light the way for each other. When we let ourselves shine, we become a bright mirror that others can see their own reflected brilliance through, and they can’t help but want to shine also. Shine your light out into the world, bless those around you by sharing your gifts, and watch the universe glow.

YOUR RECIPE

Low Glycemic Sugar Free Blackberry Apple Pie
Serves: 8
Carbs Per Serving: 8.2 g
Prep Time:<55 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, sliced
2 cups blackberries
1 cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or 1/8 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder mixed with 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons whole grain flour
1 tablespoon butter, cut in small pieces
whole grain pie shell for two-crust 9-inch pie

PREPARATION:

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Mix the apples and blackberries together in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder applesauce blend, spices, and flour; gently mix into the fruit mixture. Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom crust.
  • Spoon the fruit filling into the prepared crust, then dot with butter. Top with the remaining pie crust, leaving a slight overhang. Crimp the edges of the top and bottom crusts together, sealing the fruit into the shell.
  • Whisk the egg yolk and milk together, and brush this wash over the top crust.
  • With a sharp knife, make several slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake at 375° for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the apples are tender. If crust seems to be browning too quickly, reduce the heat to 325 degrees.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 960
Calories Per Serving: 120 serving size 1 slice
Total Fat Per Serving: 1.75g
Saturated Fat: 0.60 g
Cholesterol Per Serving: 2 mg
Sodium
Per Serving: 10.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates
Per Serving: 18.65g
Dietary Fiber: 8.0
Sugars: 8.2g
Protein: 2.25g

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