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Potential for Renewal

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

I was reading a book called “the Element” by Ken Robinson Ph.D. – Dr. Robinson wrote about how we sometimes disable ourselves because of our belief that we’ve missed an opportunity or will never have one in the first place. (I am paraphrasing a bit here.) Something that really stuck with me was when he said that too many of us fail to notice that we all have a “constant potential for renewal”.

I always have the potential for renewal.

So, there you have it. Charge your batteries on the empowering fact that you have a lot of control over your own fate. Embrace your renewal and try again.

Photo Credit: Girl Practicing Yoga Photo Stock

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Stay Young 4ever

September 10, 2010 2 comments

Feeling a little run down? Then you are probably looking run down. The truth is age really is a state of mind. Don’t buy into the hype that you aren’t still beautiful and youthful at any age. So pick and age and stay there. (Well, I guess it isn’t that simple so I looked up some great tips too get young again. See bottom part of this post after the positive affirmations and photos.)

I look young.

 

I feel young.

 
 

I am young.

 

Things to STOP doing so that you can reclaim and enjoy your youth:

Stressing Out

Stress has been shown to accelerate aging and disease – anything you can do to reduce stress has to be good. So how about laughing more?Recent research has shown that laughter really does help us in managing stress. Adopting a humorous view of life’s difficulties can take the edge off everyday stressful situations. Laughter prevents stress building up and stops the release of damaging stress hormones into the body.

excerpt from: Why laughter is a great anti aging medicine

 

Dwelling on Experiences Long Past

There are also those that dwell in the past. Replaying past events and justifying their current condition denies them present moment happiness. Regrets take us away from the moment and lead us to unhappiness and the notion that we have been wronged leads to bitterness and hatred. In fact spending time dwelling on the past or future often leads us down a path of negative emotions. Worry, anxiety, depression, hatred and stress etc all contribute to the aging process because their effects play out in the physical world (our body).

excerpt from: Thoughts on Happiness and Achieving Immortality

 

Drowning Your Hair Skin & Nails w/ Chemicals You Can’t Pronounce

We often hear that eating foods that are rich in antioxidants is great for our health and anti aging; however did you know that natural organic skincare products like Purestuf have ingredients which can help with giving you even more antioxidants. Ingredients like vitamins E, C and D, green and white tea extracts are just some of the antioxidant rich ways to great health.

excerpt from: Purestuf All Natural Skincare – March Newsletter

 

Eating So Much Junk Food

Add these “Best Anti Aging Foods” to your diet:
1. Water (See article: Benefits of Water Anti Aging)
2. Watermelon
3. Avocado
4. Cereals (Grain cereals contain complex carbohydrates that can help provide the energy that you need to keep up with your exercise programs and stay healthy. Aside from the much-needed energy, it also contains fiber and Vitamin B that are known to have rich anti-aging components.)
5. Blueberries
6. Radish and Turnip
7. Nuts

excerpt from: Anti Aging Foods

 

Skipping Out on the ZZZZZzzzzzzz

Sleep is the time of the day when the body rebuilds, repairs and re energizes for the next day. The skin is the largest organ of the body and without the proper levels of sleep, it will also be the largest age-showing part of your life. At the surface of the skin are millions of cells that die off each day due to environmental influences, dry skin and sun damage. While lotions and cream may ease the effects of these factors, sleep is the only regenerative cycle that can truly undo the effects of the day. Without enough sleep, the skin will be unable to rebuild those dead and dying cells and this is when aging occurs.

excerpt from: Anti Aging Foods

 

Go with the Flow

It’s OK to just go with the flow sometimes.

Swim on your back

Has life got you all tied up in knots? Stop, close your eyes, and decide if it’s a good time to go with the flow.

How to float on your back while swimming or swim on your back:

  1. take a deep breath
  2. and

  3. lie back.

Just a Minute

February 11, 2010 2 comments

Do you ever just need a minute to regroup? You’re not alone.

I am not going to feel guilty for not answering my phone right now, or not responding to your chat request instantly.

leave everything

Everyone needs a 15 minute guilt-free break from all technology/outside interruptions, or a 20 minute power nap at least once every day. Even if you’ve been waiting on a call all day, it’s only fair that they wait a few minutes to get a call back.

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Plateaus

February 4, 2010 1 comment

When you find yourself on a plateau, don’t give in to the impulsive need to get off as quickly as possible. You may end up loosing ground. Instead, just take a quick breather so you can climb higher. Don’t sit too long, but do pause. You may be surprised.

Plateaus are this place for one stable moment where I can reflect, learn, and plan my next move . . . up.

Life does have its ups and downs; if it didn’t, it would be boring. At times we’ll be in a situation that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. These are times we should appreciate instead of avoid. In life, we’ll hit plateaus for a reason. We aren’t meant to run on full steam 24/7/365.

Sleep In

January 10, 2010 1 comment

I will give myself a day to rest and recharge.

Holidays

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment

I love the holidays. They bring me back to my family, traditions, and memories of simple times.

No matter which holiday you are celebrating, celebrate it with joy. Holidays were set aside for rest and renewal.
Don’t hurry through it too quickly. You might miss the point