Breezing Through The Holidays with a Positive Mental Attitude
ho ho how a positive mental attitude can affect your health and holiday
Hi [FIRST_NAME], nothing else contributes as much to one's sense of well being and health as a positive mental attitude especially during the holidays. A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) can make a crucial difference to our lives. The difference between brooding over our problems and moving ahead; between living in the shadows and claiming a place in the sun, between wallowing in self-pity and helping others overcome.
In the sphere of health, nothing can contribute as much to a sense of well-being as a positive mental attitude. "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific," is one of the slogans advocated by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone in their influential best-seller Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. They recommend one to develop the PMA philosophy. "Prepare for any possible emergency. Always have something to live for. Never abandon hope", are some of the principles.
"He has lost the will to fight, to live" is a statement one hears often. Sometimes, doctors are baffled. While one patient succumbs easily to a particular disease, another makes a miraculous recovery. The miracle is often effected through PMA. While Negative Mental Attitude (NMA) spells defeat and death, PMA represents life and achievement. It is the wonder drug that enables the severely disabled to participate in the Olympics, travel across the world and climb the Everest. Here is to your Positive Mental Attitude in the coming New Year... because Attitude Determines Altitude.
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You Have The Power To Succeed
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. Your life to a large extent is what you make of it. Nothing will happen by itself. It will all come your way once you understand that you have to make it come your way.
Choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you to success. Nobody can do it for you.
Only you can make it happen. You're the only one that has to live your life.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start on the road to success.
You have the power to succeed at anything. The power to fulfill your dreams is within you.
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Festivities + Fun = Health + Happiness
three important ingredients in the formula of a quality life
by Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
It is the time of year when we are gathering with friends and family for different festivities intended to be full of fun, however they sometimes lead us to stress simultaneously. Stress is different for each person, but for everyone it can wreak havoc on your body, perceivable or not. It is difficult to define for this reason.  Cortisol is a stress hormone secreted by your adrenal glands that sit on top of your kidneys and is responsible for a myriad of functions in your body. This can work for you or also against you, if not properly regulated. The effects of stress can be vast, 50 common signs and symptoms have been attributed to it and listed on http://www.stress.org/topic-effects.htm .
Here are 3 things to take into account as you frolic:
1. You become who you are around: Are you spending time with people who are in good or poor health? Do they take care of themselves, such as eat healthy and exercise? There is a saying out there that you become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Take a few minutes to ponder this and write down what you want to become and who in your circle of influence has those attributes that you can emulate.
2. Family Fitness: Turn the flab into firm with family or friends by doing a jog before a big feast. Or, get a glow going in any form of fitness that the group enjoys, perhaps even dancing to holiday music. Have you heard that saying that a family that plays together stays together? Now more than ever is this important as obesity rates are on the rise and having a greater impact in children and adolescents with 17% of the U.S. being in this category. 
3. Charm and Chuckle: Being charming, is not just for princes! When we compliment or give other gifts in emotional or material form, like doing a “good deed”, we in turn receive in countless ways in our mind, body, and spirit.  Tell your mom, sister, cousin or wife that she is beautiful, or conversely for the males that they are handsome. Being light hearted (less stress) can lead to better heart health, and heart disease is still the number one killer in the U.S., so we all need to protect our hearts.  Last, but not least, put in a good movie, or tell some jokes for some laughter, as it is still referred to as the best medicine. 
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treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Waves of Healing
by Madisyn Taylor
There is much we can learn from the ocean as we have a similar inner landscape within us as well.
Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we and the sea wear, there lies unpredictability, sensitivity, and power. There is much we can learn from the ocean, representative as it is of our inner landscapes. The rough sounds of the sea’s waves are spiritually soothing, and its salt can purify our physical selves. Yet not everyone has the luxury of living by the shore or even visiting the coastlines where water and land meet. The ocean, however, exists in our conscious minds, put there by images we have seen and descriptions we have read. Wherever we are, we can access that mental image and use it as the starting point from which we can help to heal our emotions by meditating on the sea.
To begin, gather together any ocean artifacts you may have on hand. Seashells, a vial of sand, beach glass, stones rubbed smooth by the pounding surf, or a recording of ocean sounds can help you slip more deeply into this meditation, but they are not necessary. Sit quietly and visualize the ocean in your mind’s eye. Allow all of your senses to participate in your mental journey. Feel the tiny grains of sand beneath your feet and the cool spray of mist; hear the sea’s rhythmic roar as the waves meet the beach and retreat; smell the tang of salt in the air. Watch the sun’s rays play over the ocean’s surface, creating shifting spots of teal, cerulean, cobalt, and green. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins or whales frolicking in the waves—they are there to assist you. Spend a few minutes drinking in the ocean’s beauty and appreciating its vast splendor.
Once you are fully engaged with the setting before you, visualize yourself sitting on the beach, facing the ocean, and watching the waves advance and retreat. As each new wave of seawater approaches, imagine it carrying healing energy toward you. The magnificent ocean in your thoughts is sending you light and love while the sun supports your healing efforts and Mother Earth grounds you in the moment so healing can occur. When you feel you are finished, grant the ocean your earnest gratitude for the aid it has given you. Thank the sun, the sand, and any other elements of your visualization that offered you guidance. Perform this meditation daily or monthly in order to rid yourself of negativity and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Just as the ocean’s tides sweep the shores free of detritus, restoring balance, so can the waves in our mind’s eye cleanse our souls of what no longer serves us.
No Added Sugar Festive Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime
Serving Size 4 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 12.5 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
There is nothing that starts your day off with a bang like fresh fruit. If you are planning on hitting the gym first thing in the morning this fresh fruit salad is a great starter. Sure... it has some carbs but, you will be burning them off at the gym right? If you want to crank up the protein sprinkle some walnuts on top. Delish!
4 cups fresh fruit (apple wedges, kiwi, grapes, strawberries, cherries, etc.)
1 cup fat free sour cream
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash to taste Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)
Cut up fresh fruit (apple wedges, banana slices, grapes, strawberries, cherries, etc.)
Stir together all dressing ingredients in small bowl.
Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes and serve. Sprinkle some walnuts on top if you want more protein and Omega 3.
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