Out with the Resolutions and in with a Promise
the one promise you must keep
It seems that every New Year’s Eve I go through the routine of outlining my goals for the next year followed by a thorough and scrutinous review of the previous year’s goals and what I did and did not achieve. So much has happened in my world as well as the world around us. I am sure the same applies for you [FIRST_NAME].
This year was filled with a lot of highs and just as many lows. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, I was right. A glimmer of light started to shine through and serendipitously things got better. It even got much better, better than I expected.
Through good and bad one thing remained constant for me; the fact that I refused to quit. I just wouldn’t give up and neither should you. Promise me and yourself that you will never never never ever give up. No matter how dim matters appear to be remember the darkest hour is just before dawn. No matter how hard you get knocked on your butt, remind yourself; it’s not what happens when you get knocked down, what matters is when you get back up, dust yourself off and get back into the fight.
This year is nearly behind us now. Good or bad it will be part of our past. Forgive yourself for any short falls if there were any. Turn your gaze ahead and focus on what you will do right in this new year. And above all, never give up.
Here's to a great New Year and a great new you!
Have a sensational week ahead!
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The Future Is A Big Adventure
Prepare for your future, don't live in the past. Savor your good memories, and use any bad ones as lessons in life. You need to focus on your future not on your past.
Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future. Think, feel and see yourself as successful. To achieve any goal in life, you need to project your end result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel when you reach your goal. Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day and they'll bring your desired goals into view.
Sooner or later, you can win, if you think you can. The cards you are dealt in life are less important than the way you play them. Every day you're offered a new deal and new cards.
Success is out there for you. Don't wait for it to come to you, go out and find it.
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A New Year and a Healthier You
important health screening you should be considering
New Year's day can be gleamed at as the first day of the rest of your life, the turn of the calendar and a new page and start for you! What story do you want to be written for yourself in 2014? Are you making some healthy new years resolutions, taking into account your mind, body, and spirit? Wherever you are at in life, your health is the most important thing you have and here we are suggesting some general health screenings to be proactive and preventative. This list is to be used as a guideline, but as always check in with your doctor, to see what is right for you. In the United States, health insurance companies are now required to cover preventative exams. 
Health Screen Recommendations
Birth to Age 12: Both Males and Females starting at birth should be getting wellness checks to ensure that growth and development is happening at normal times, this includes blood pressure in the toddler years, as well as vision, hearing, and yearly dental exams. Starting at age 6, routine physical exams should be taking place, and during adolescence blood work should include screenings for anemia and cholesterol baseline. 
Age 13 to 30
- Males: testicular exam, both by physician and learn to do monthly self exam
- Females: monthly self breast exam. Age 21 or sooner if symptomatic pelvic/Pap smear, or within 3 years of first sexual activity and every 2-3 years thereafter. 
- STI/HIV (sexually transmitted infection) testing upon start of activity.
- Skin cancer screenings as needed
- Diabetes screening as needed
Men age 50+  in addition to above:
- Colon cancer screenings, consider Vitamin D testing
- Prostate cancer screenings
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (age 65-75 with history of smoking)
Women age 30+  in addition to above:
- Thyroid screening, consider Vitamin D testing
- Age 40-65 Mammogram and Bone Mineral Density
- Age 50 Colon cancer screenings
Your health is a combination of genetics and lifestyle, a phrase once heard by a doctor is “genetics loads the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.” Make sure that you take care of your body the best you can, and the rest will take care of itself. Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2014!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
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.
Power in Honesty
Staying True to Your Word
by Madisyn Taylor
Your honest word is one of your most precious and powerful possessions.
Promises are easily made. Keeping them often proves more difficult because when we are pressured to strive always for perfection, we find it simpler to agree to undertake impossible tasks than to say no. Likewise, there is an infinite array of circumstances that conspire to goad us into telling falsehoods, even when we hold a great reverence for truth. When you endeavor to consistently keep your word, however, you protect your reputation and promote yourself as someone who can be trusted to be unfailingly truthful. Though your honesty may not always endear you to others—for there will always be those who fear the truth—you can nonetheless be certain that your integrity is never tarnished by the patina of deceit. Since frankness and sincerity form the basis of all life-enriching relationships, your word is one of your most precious and powerful possessions.
When we promise more than we can deliver, hide from the consequences of our actions through falsehoods, or deny our true selves to others, we hurt those who were counting on us by proving that their faith was wrongly given. We are also hurt by the lies we tell and the promises we break. Integrity is the foundation of civilization, allowing people to live, work, and play side by side without fear or apprehension. As you cultivate honesty within yourself, you will find that your honor and reliability put people at ease. Others will feel comfortable seeking out your friendship and collaborating with you on projects of great importance, certain that their positive expectations will be met. If you do catch yourself in a lie, ask yourself what you wanted to hide and why you felt you couldn’t be truthful. And if life’s surprises prevent you from keeping your word, simply admit your error apologetically and make amends quickly.
Since the path of truth frequently represents the more difficult journey, embarking upon it builds character. You can harness the power of your word when you do your best to live a life of honesty and understand what motivates dishonesty. In keeping your agreements and embodying sincerity, you prove that you are worthy of trust and perceive values as something to be incorporated into your daily existence.
No Added Sugar High Fiber Blueberry Flax Smoothie
Serving Size 4 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 20.3 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy
Dynamite comes in small packages and the flax seed is no different. Flax carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. While it's not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile with a higher amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids but without all the carbs. Flax is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. And its combination of healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss and is key to keeping you feeling full. This smoothie is loaded with fiber and super high in anti-oxidants courtesy of the blueberries. This is the way you should be starting your morning.
2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (Super High In Anti-Oxidants)
2 cups apple cinnamon tea
2 scopes no added sugar protein powder - vanilla
1/4 cup low fat milk
2 tablespoons flax meal
1/8 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 2 tablespoons of Nectevia or a tiny dash to taste Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away.
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