Risk Not Want Not
If you don't take some risks, you won't get the chance to succeed. While you are trying, you are winning.
The law of averages is on your side. The more you try, the greater your chance of succeeding. Never get discouraged.
Every wrong attempt is another step forward. People that make no mistakes usually don't make anything.
Make up your mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand defeats.
Your mistakes are stepping stones to success and Your installment payments to victory.
You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose.
Copyright 2011 www.yourdailymotivation.com
Basics for Back Health
4 tips to keep a strong spine
You've may of heard this line before, but once again, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! This same philosophy is well applied when it comes to injury in the musculoskeletal system. Many back injuries occur on the job, and most often for health care workers. Although, improper ergonomics and lifting can also occur outside the work place. Back pain can be purely physical, although in the realm of mind/body medicine, back pain may be symbolic of not feeling supported.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind  :
- Do back strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week.
- Sit and stand up straight.
- Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something heavy, bend your legs and keep your back straight.
- If you are overweight, lose weight to help lower the strain on your back.
Back pain could be beyond a basic strain, especially if it persists, worsens, or is associated with other symptoms. Here's a few tips to know when you need to see a doctor  :
- Numbness or tingling
- Severe pain that does not improve with rest
- Pain after a fall or an injury
- Pain plus any of these problems:
Numbness in your legs
Weight loss when not on a diet
Keeping a strong back will give you strength and support in other aspects of your life. Remember take care of your body, and it will take care of you!
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.
Revealing Your True Self
Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior.
Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of "self." The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy. Yet we are, in truth, beings of light—pure energy inhabiting physical bodies, striving for enlightenment while living earthly lives. Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. When we recognize our power, our luminosity, and our divinity, we cannot help but live authentic lives of appreciation, potential, fulfillment, and grace.
At birth and throughout your childhood, your thoughts and feelings were more than likely expressions of your true self. Though you may have learned quickly that to speak and act in a certain fashion would win others' approval, you understood innately that you were no ordinary being. There are many ways you can recapture the authenticity you once articulated so freely. Meditation can liberate you from the bonds of those earthly customs that compel you to downplay your uniqueness. Also, communing with nature can remind you of the special role you were meant to play in this lifetime. In order to realize your purpose, you must embrace your true self by letting your light shine forth, no matter the consequences.
Rediscovering who you are apart from your roles and traits takes time and also courage. If, like many, you have denied your authenticity for a long while, you may find it difficult to separate your true identity from the identity you have created to cope with the world around you. Once you do find this authentic self, however, you will be overcome by a wonderful sense of wholeness as you reconcile your spiritual aspect and your physical aspect, as well as your inner- and outer-world personas. As you gradually adjust to this developing unity, your role as a being of light will reveal itself to you, and you will discover that you have a marvelous destiny to fulfill.
No Added Sugar Low Glycemic Spiced Cocoa Recipe
Video Instructions Here
Serving Size 8 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 15.8g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Nothing defines the fall and winter season like a nice cup on hot chocolate or as my family called it cocoa. A lot of people don't realize the amazing health benefits of cocoa. A recent study has found that cocoa is rich in powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect you against a range of diseases and reduce the effects of aging. Further studies suggests cocoa may be richer in antioxidants than drinks like tea and red wine.
Conventional hot chocolate is loaded with sugar. Here is an amazing cocoa recipe that is low in carbs and sugars yet is really delicious. I have this almost every morning during the winter months. You have to try it, seriously.
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash to taste of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups regular milk, nut milk or soy milk
1/2 cup hot water (for richer and creamer use milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, combine cocoa, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder , cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt. Blend in hot water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil, stirring for 2 minutes. Add milk; stir and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Beat until foamy. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks, if desired.