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.
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Festivities + Fun = Health + Happiness
three important ingredients in the formula of a quality life
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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In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Soleil Medical Spa
Dr. Alisha N.D.
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Returning Home For The Holidays
an open heart opens the door to a greater consciousness
Spiritual teachers have always pointed to the heart as the seat of consciousness, and recently Western science has found evidence to support this realization. It turns out that the heart has its own central nervous system and is not simply under the rule of the brain as formerly believed. Anyone who has taken the time to explore the heart knows this and, more important, has realized that the heart is the source of our connection to a consciousness greater than the ego. Approaching life with an open heart means that we have opened the door to this greater consciousness, taking up residence alongside it in the seat of our soul. Fortunately, at this time there is a lot of support for this shift energetically as well as practically. To some degree, approaching life with an open heart is as simple as shifting your attention onto your heart.
Eventually you will be able do this any time, any place, but at first it may help to try it in a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. Simply sit with your eyes closed and draw your breath into your heart. As your breath expands your chest cavity, your heart expands and opens. You may feel tenderness or sadness in your heart, and you may also feel relief. Any emotions that arise can be effectively witnessed and healed through the meditation process, which benefits both your physical heart and your energetic heart. The more you practice, the more you will find your heart opening to your own presence and to all the situations your life brings.
When we open our hearts, they may feel tender and vulnerable, which simply means that they need our loving attention as we cleanse and heal them of past hurts and blockages. This process asks us to practice some of the heart's greatest lessons—patience, compassion, and unconditional love. On the other hand, we may take up residence as effortlessly as a bird returns to its nest. Either way, approaching life with an open heart simply means returning to our true home.
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.