Lets make some changes that affect others as well. See beyond exercise, food, and external issues; and just maybe the pieces will fall into place. Start with basics of loving more, listening more, helping more, and life becomes easier. Attitude is everything! How will you start 2013? Be present and let's see what happens. All the best to all of you!
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.--Albert Einstein
As I listen to this song by The Fray, I'm reminded that we all this ability. Whether its a simple smile, a dollar, or just the act of listening; be THERE, be PRESENT! Everything takes a moment. Everything is a choice. Be a moment for someone.
A patient at work told me today, as I passed her leaving work, "Thank you for just showing you care, it really meant a lot". I had to think about what I did, but I do believe it came down to just being PRESENT at the moment she was describing. Simple acts...the best PRESENT one can give. We are all powerful beyond belief!
You might just save a life....Blessings for a beautiful evening, all of you!
Can't sleep, try a handful of raw pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of tryptophan, an amino acid that increases serotoninin in our brains resulting in increased mood, decreased stress/anxiety, and insomnia relief. Pumpkin seeds are also high in magnesium and zinc. Try soaking the seeds in water for half a day for easier digestion. Pumpkin seed butter is also delicious! Keep in mind tryptophan is considered to be the least abundant amino acid in people's diets. Maybe this is why Ambien is one of the most commonly prescribed medications. Something to chew on... tryptophan= pumpkin seeds :) To your health!
Coconut oil is the most stable oil of any known oil/butter at high temperatures. Coconut oil does not form trans-fatty acids unlike butter, margarine, olive oil, canola oil, corn oil, etc when heated. Trans-fatty acids can suppress thyroid function and metabolism; and create oxidative stress in the body leading to wrinkles and heart conditions to name a couple. Who wants any of that? I solely use coconut oil to cook with and include raw in my diet as often as i can. Coconut oil also outperforms olive oil in lowering cholesterol. Coconut oil actually stimulates the thyroid which then regulates our cholesterol appropriately. Use coconut oil that is cold pressed and found in dark glass bottles. Like most oils, coconut oil is light sensitive. Make a change today. Include coconut oil and butter in your life! Coconut oil for a multitude of positive effects in your body...and subsequently mind! To your health
A little yoga, a little baking, a little tv, a little writing. A little bit of everything makes me happy :) Balancing it out...and enjoying it!
Triclosan: an antibacterial chemical
Found in many toothpastes, mouthwashes, and hand soap
Impairs the ability of the heart and skeletal muscles to contract
Avoid if you have a heart condition
Avoid for prevention
Read labels and look for triclosan-free!
A young man recently asked and showed interest in chakras. Dive in..there's a lot of divinity found in this realm! A bit to share...your body is yours to perfect! Knowledge is power and love!
"Queen of the Cruciferous Vegetables"
2. Inhibits acne
3. Promotes healthy hair
4. Fights cancer and infection
2. Liver detoxification
Beautifying foods, in general, have a high concentration of minerals and antioxidants, increase alkalinity, reduce inflammation, and cleanse the body internally. Arugula is at the top of its class.
Add Arugula to your salads. Combine with avocado and olive oil to cut the spiciness of the vegetable.
Healthy is Beautiful!
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life