The Future Is A Big Adventure
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. The cards you're dealt in life are less important than the way you play them. Every day you face a new deck and new cards.
Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future. Begin immediately to think and feel yourself as successful. To achieve your goal in life, you need to project your end result.
Focus on your future, not your past. Prepare for your future, don't live in the past. Relish your good memories and use any bad ones as lessons in life.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel when you've achieved your objective. Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day and they will bring your desired goals into view.
Success is waiting for you.
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In The Spirit of Giving
5 gifts of health
Have you heard the saying “if you don't have health, you don't have anything?” Well, it is true! If you are too sick, you won't be able to enjoy your free time, family, friends, or your finances. Americans are very giving, to their work, their family, philanthropy,etc, but there comes a point, when this giving can become an excess and create imbalances, in that they don't have anything left for themselves!
Take the airplane scenario, in the event that the cabin pressure changes what are you to do? Put on your oxygen mask, and then help others with theirs. Lets repeat this, take care of your self first! Why not apply this philosophy prior to the emergency moment, and take this as a way of life. The more you give to yourself and meet your bodies needs (air, water, food, movement), the more you can help and give to others.
The holidays are time of giving, and here a few gift ideas to give better health, which will give back in so many ways.
Five Gifts of Health to Experience:
1. Massage: Research shows that many illness have some correlation to stress, and healing hands can help melt that away! 
2. Soak in Hot Springs: This special type of water that is found at some resorts or other nature places and provides some muscle relief and can be helpful for some skin disorders. 
3. Fitness: Find out what type of activities the person likes, a kick boxing class, Zumba, yoga, etc and buy a one month package for them. Check out The Presidents Challenge to learn more about different types of fitness http://www.adultfitnesstest.org/
4. Check up: Has your loved one been to the doctor or dentist this year? Perhaps many people can chip in and make this happen. Regular check ups are crucial for good health care and prevention. Don't forget a vision check up too! For those without health insurance look into alternatives such as health co-ops. 
5. Free Time: A most precious commodity, time always seems to be filled with “to do's” that can wear us down. Offering to help some one with something on this list, or watch children for them so that they can have some time for themselves can provide them with a renewed sense of accomplishment or well-being of alone time.
Cheers to you in this holiday season, and remember just as you give to others, give to yourself; mind, body, and spirit are always in need of care from 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.
Staying In Touch With True Emotions
how to connect with and release your emotions
So often, emotions that we long to express get stored in our bodies instead. The space where this most often happens is in our bellies. Rather than telling people, our even ourselves, the way we truly feel, we may stuff our true feelings deep inside of us, where they take up space until we are ready to let them go. Stuffing our feelings in our bellies may feel like the "safe" response, since we then don’t really have to deal with our emotions. Yet, doing so can actually be detrimental to our emotional well-being and physical health.
One way to connect with and release your emotions is to do a focused exercise with your stomach area. Take a moment to center yourself with some deep breathing and quiet meditation, relaxing your body fully and turning off the chatter in your brain. With your right hand on your stomach, tell yourself three times: "Please reveal to me my true emotions." Listen for the answers. Repeat the exercise as many times as you would like, allowing yourself to drop deeper into your body each time. Notice any physical response in the stomach area, whether you have a warm, relaxed feeling in the middle of your body or if you feel tight knots in response to any emotions that do come up. You may even want to write down any answers that come to you. Remember that the body doesn’t lie.
Releasing our pent up feelings from our bellies can prevent disease and allow us to live more authentic and expressive lives. Sometimes, if too much emotional energy builds up inside of us, a blowout can result that can cause discomfort. You can help to alleviate this compression by doing the same exercise and adding sound to your emotional release. The more guttural the sounds released through your mouth, the more emotions you are likely letting go. Releasing your emotions from your belly doesn’t have to be painful and hard; rather, it can be organic and effortless. It’s important not to judge whatever comes up for you. We tend to stuff our feelings in our bellies when we are ashamed of them or not ready to express them. There is nothing wrong with having feelings, whatever they may be. You can’t help your feelings; if anything, you can help yourself by acknowledging the truth of your emotions so you can set yourself free.
No Added Sugar Low Glycemic Festive Apple Cranberry Tart
Serving Size 4 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 10.1 g
Prep Time:<35 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon warm water (110° to 115°)
2 tablespoons beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole grain flour(or almond meal)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups chopped dried apples
1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a 1/16th teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum
1/3 cup cold water
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in the egg, butter, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder and orange peel. Combine flour or almond meal and salt; beat into yeast mixture on low speed just until mixture holds together.
Shape into a ball. Place in a small bowl coated with cooking spray turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise (almond meal will not rise) in a warm place for 1-1/4 hours (dough will not double, but will leave a slight indentation when pressed).
Coat an 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray; set aside. Place dough on a piece of waxed paper. Lightly flour dough and roll into a 13-in. circle. Invert into prepared pan;gently peel off waxed paper.
Line un pricked tart shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 6 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large saucepan, combine the first seven filling ingredients. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and cranberries pop. Combine gums and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into cranberry mixture.
Cook 2 minutes longer or until thickened. Cool for 20 minutes. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting.