Out with the Resolutions and in with a Promise
the one promise you must keep
[FIRST_NAME] 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.
The year will soon be behind us. Good or bad it is in the past. Forgive yourself for any short falls if there were any. Turn your gaze ahead and focus on what you will do right this year. And above all, never give up.
Here's to a great New Year and a great new you!
Your 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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Being Part of a Great Movement
clearing out the colon and three fiber sources for constipation
[FIRST_NAME] here is a topic that generally no one wants to talk about, but eliminating waste products is crucial to good health. Our bodies are designed to ingest food, break it down with stomach acid, absorb vitamins and nutrients, and then release the remaining product. Ideally, bowel movements are happening as often as you are eating meals. For example if you are eating three meals per day, one should expect three bowel movements per day. However, according to the Mayo Clinic there is no established guide to the frequency, as it does range per individual. Constipation is not only infrequent stools, but includes hard stools with excessive straining, or the feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Fiber is an excellent way to help clear out the colon while creating easier and regular bowel movements, as well as lower cholesterol. Insoluble fiber “acts like a sponge, pulling water into the stool and making it easier to pass.” It is important to remember that when fiber is increased, water also needs to be added, 16 ounces per serving of fiber. Here are three fiber sources to try:
1. Psyllium: There are two forms: the husks or the whole seeds. Both can also help blood sugar levels in cases of diabetes, as well as help lower triglycerides. If taking the husks one may take approximately 5 grams three times per day, or if taking the whole seeds it may range from 10-30 grams. Most over the counter products will have instructions and it is best to follow as directed.
2. Glucomannan: This is another dietary fiber, which comes from konjac root. It can act as a laxative at 3-4 grams per day. After ingested is can help move colon empty within 12 to 24 hours. This fiber can also aid in weight loss as it occupies space in the stomach, helping create a sense of fullness. At your local health food store, glucomannan can come in packages of noodle varieties to be made as pasta.
3. Flaxseed: Not only is this a great source of fiber, but of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA). This can come in liquid oil, capsule, or bulk form. The ideal method of ingestion, would be taking the bulk form and grinding it into a powder, ingesting 1-2 tablespoons per day. If extra is left after grinding (coffee grinder), then store a couple days worth in fridge. It is best to not purchase the oil or the pre-ground seeds as the oils are thought to be volatile and go rancid easily.
Try one of these forms of fiber to help clean out your colon, and consider seeing a colon hydrotherapist for a colonic. Remember the road to good health is paved with good intestines!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
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Make Change Work for You
by Madisyn Taylor
When we experience change in our life we can control our response and reaction to the changes that are happening.
Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave earthly existence behind. At the root of all growth, we find change. Occasionally, change and the circumstances leading up to it are a source of extraordinary joy, but more often than not they provoke feelings of discomfort, fear, or pain. Though many changes are unavoidable, we should not believe that we are subject to the whims of an unpredictable universe. It is our response to those circumstances that will dictate the nature of our experiences. At the heart of every transformation, no matter how chaotic, there is substance. When we no longer resist change and instead regard it as an opportunity to grow, we find that we are far from helpless in the face of it.
Our role as masters of our own destinies is cemented when we choose to make change work in our favor. Yet before we can truly internalize this power, we must accept that we cannot hide from the changes taking place all around us. Existence as we know it will come to an end at one or more points in our lives, making way for some new and perhaps unexpected mode of being. This transformation will take place whether or not we want it to, and so it is up to us to decide whether we will open our eyes to the blessings hidden amidst disorder or close ourselves off from opportunities hiding behind obstacles.
To make change work for you, look constructively at your situation and ask yourself how you can benefit from the transformation that has taken place. As threatening as change can seem, it is often a sign that a new era of your life has begun. If you reevaluate your plans and goals in the days or weeks following a major change, you will discover that you can adapt your ambition to the circumstances before you and even capitalize on these changes. Optimism, enthusiasm, and flexibility will aid you greatly here, as there is nothing to be gained by dwelling on what might have been. Change can hurt in the short term but, if you are willing to embrace it proactively, its lasting impact will nearly always be physically, spiritually, and intellectually transformative.
No Added Sugar Chocolate Brownie Cake in a Cup
Serving Size 2 cups
Carbs Per Serving: 24.4 g
Prep Time:<5 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of stevia powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons whisked egg - 1 egg is too much, 1 egg white is too eggy, 1 yolk is too dense, but 2 tablespoons is just right!
3 tablespoons milk or choice of nut milk
3 tablespoons coconut oil or oil of choice
3 tablespoons carob or chocolate chips
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, pecans or your favorite nuts (optional)
splash vanilla or other flavoring - try peppermint or cinnamon
Add all of the dry ingredients to the mug and mix.
Add the egg and combine well.
Stir in milk and oil.
Add chocolate chips and splash of vanilla. Stir well.
Microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000w oven, or 4 minutes in a 700w oven.
It will start to crown over the top of the mug. Don't worry, it will collapse once the heat stops.
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