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F-IT Just F-IT

If you Find yourself procrastinating about Finishing the projects that could make your Future brighter, and you Fanatically continue to Fake the reality of your true situation; then I believe it’s Finally time For you to Face the Facts and get on the road to Fix your situation.

Force yourself for a Few weeks to Find time to Finish the projects that will make your Future brighter, stick with it and before long it will become second nature. Find the time to Finish your projects that will keep you Fired up and you will Find that it will bring you Fantastic results that will Fulfill you in your Future.

Finally don’t blame your Friends or Family For your F— up life,  Find the courage to admit that where you are is From your Formal actions and Following the wrong examples. Focus on your Future and you will Find the Formula to become Fantastic.

So Finishing this up, lets push Forward to Finding our Fantastic Future and Forever be happy and Fulfilled and don’t Forget your Fs when you are down.

Oh, just one more thing. I’m not trying to be FUNNY!! Just F-it and Fly high.

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Take The Time To Prepare For The Success You Want In Your Life

What do you want and how do you plan to get it ? Do you want more out of life but continue to expect it to just fall in your lap ? Take lessons from everything around you. Nothing happens overnight, even if its winning the lottery: you have to go to work, to earn the money, to buy the ticket ,to watch the drawing, to cashing in the ticket. Notice, that what you do every day directs your life one way or the other. So if you are not happy with the way things are, start to look at your activities. Don’t get wrapped up in the blame game, where you are today is directly related to what you have done, not what someone else has done.

Here’s a great example: my daughter wanted a garden, it seemed simple enough. Just plant some seeds or plants and let it grow, right ? ( wrong ) once the vegetables started to grow they started to learn a lot, first many little creatures came out that loved to eat everything. So she realized this would take some study to figure out how to save her garden from these creatures without using chemicals. As the study continued she started to learn more about certain things to mix, and plant certain flowers that bugs don’t like, and removing dead leaves because they suck the nutrients out of the rest of the plant, and on and on and on.

You see: when you want to grow something, there’s a lot more to it than just throwing some seeds down. I f you want to build a house you must first start with a foundation. So why would you think that just because you want more in your life, all you have to do is keep saying ( it’s going to get better) No. it’s not going to get better, you need to take the steps necessary to make it better. Take the time to water your garden or build your foundation.

The garden started very slow, and then all of a sudden, like almost overnight these huge watermelons and pumpkins developed. I mean this was crazy. I was there a week ago and theses things were the size of  fist, and now they are Hugh bowling balls. The moral to this would be: if you prepare your self for more in life and then continue to learn and do what is important for growth, one day you will wake up and you will be amazed at your growth and success in anything you choose to do.

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You Make Memories Every Day, Make Them Good Memories

In today’s rushed lives we tend to miss all of the important things, we eat fast in the car or at our jobs, at night we eat in front of the TV , we talk on the phone while we clean, work, or do other things on the computer, we even  listen to audio books while we work out. The lifestyle of having to multitask is causing us to lose a lot of what matters in life
I have mentioned mindfulness in passing, but it is so very important, in every aspect of our lives. Mindfulness is simply the act of concentrating your mind on one thing at a time, getting true focus and true vision, as well as pure enjoyment of every moment.
Tonight, while you eat dinner, turn your phone off. In fact, the whole family should turn their phones off. Turn the TV off. Soft relaxing music can actually aid digestion, nothing too loud or distracting. Eat slowly, concentrate on the flavor and texture of your food, think about how this food will nourish your body, enjoy this time with your family. If you live alone, still turn off the television, and the computer, and your phone. You can still enjoy every bite of your food. Eating slowly can also lead to eating less, as you will notice you are full sooner.

When you pray, really think about what you are praying for. Are you praying mostly for yourself ? Ask God how you can serve him. Pray for the people in the news,who just lost their home or family member, or the many children who don’t have parents. Pray that someone discovers a cure for cancer, or the common cold. Imagine that God will grant everything you pray for right now, and think about what a difference that could make in the world. Also, remember that tomorrow you could lose everything yourself and need people to pray for you.
When you are exercising notice how your body moves, how it feels to work up a sweat, how the movement is making your muscles and your bones stronger and better. Fully enjoy the strength of your body.When you play with your children, focus on what they enjoy the most. What makes them laugh.
Pay attention to what your friends are going through, listen carefully to their pain or joy, compliment them on their accomplishments, and really think about it, don’t fake it. Learn and help each other, don’t compete.

There are beautiful and amazing things going on around you all day every day. When someone has flowers at work, ask what they are for, congratulate them. Really look at the flowers.  Notice when someone dyes their  hair or loses weight, compliment them. In all your activities pay attention, be mindful. Think about your words and actions and enjoy each moment to its fullest. I am almost positive you will have no regrets, you will not get older and say “How I wish I had eaten every meal while driving in traffic and talking on the phone .” You also will never say “I wish I had paid more attention to the football game then taking the kids to the beach.” You are making memories every day, make them good ones.

Feeling A Little Dragged Down? Time To Add Your Veggies

If you have been feeling a little dragged down lately, your not by yourself. The processed foods and sugary treats we eat each day is zapping our energy. But here are a couple of things you may want to add to your diet to help start you on  a healthier path. Once you start adding good things to your diet and feel a difference in your energy, you will want to continue: and there are a ton of great options out there. here are just a few. Ginger has been known to help with nausea, and to prevent the flu and sooth a sore throat. Start to use fresh ginger in your daily diet, you will be glad you did. Just don’t over do it, or the ginger may cause heartburn. There are so many health benefit’s associated with ginger. Roots will keep in the refrigerator for up to three weeks, and you can freeze them if they are wrapped well in plastic. You can use fresh ginger in recipes that call for dried, but use about half the amount called for. You can peel ginger root and chop it into very thin pieces for adding to any stir fry recipe. Grate the ginger root and add to vegetable recipes as you boil or steam them. Of course, we all know that ground ginger is invaluable in holiday recipes! and don’t forget to put a small piece in your smoothies.

Parsley is another wonderful herb that is loaded with potassium and vitamins and also has plenty of fiber, which we don’t usually get enough of. And of course don’t forget to eat plenty of kale. Kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals and can be a great benefit to a diet. It’s so easy to fix if your not into a lot of cooking. Just put it in a pot with chicken stock and let it simmer for an hour or two, depending on your preference. The chicken stock gives it all the flavor you need, and go ahead and chop a head of cabbage up in large chunks while your at it and add that to the pot, and you will be doing your body a favor. Eat the darker colored greens like spinach, they have more nutritional value. Make a colorful plate of vegetables and you will be on your way to feeling great. red, orange, dark green, etc.

Are You Feeling Like Giving Up? Need Inspiration? Watch This

Some days do you just want to quit? We all have ups and downs, but until we make up our mind to change and get past what is holding us back, we will continue on that downward spiral of self pity and disappointment. Don’t quit on yourself. If anything can give you inspiration and move you forward; it’s this video. Get your tissues out and be prepared to get going today. No more excuses.

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Are You Buying TOXIC Fish and Seafood at Grocery Stores and Restaurants?

You’ve probably already heard about high mercury levels in some types of fish, and even PCB’s in some fish too.  However, this video goes beyond just mercury and PCBs and shows how your fish that you buy can be tainted with some pretty scary stuff!

And how about the fish they found being raised in sewage!  Interesting.  And the fungicide they found in some fish that can cause birth defects and cancer…

 

 

Now before you let this video freak you out and swear off fish or seafood for good, here are some things to keep in mind in order to make sure you’re getting healthier fish and seafood:

1.  Most of these problems are always related to farmed fish.  Stick to wild fish for the healthiest possible choices.

Besides farmed fish sometimes being tainted with harmful chemicals, farmed fish is many times fed an un-natural diet (fish are NOT meant to eat soy and corn pellets), and this reduces the nutritional value of the fish, and distorts the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio, making farmed fish less healthy for you.

2.  Even if you stick to wild fish instead of farmed (which will help avoid many of the chemicals mentioned in the video), you can still overdose on mercury if you eat certain types of fish too often… fish that are high on the food chain accumulate the most mercury… so that would be large predatory fish such as tuna, swordfish, shark, grouper, king mackeral, tilefish, striped bass, etc… these types of fish bioaccumulate more mercury from pollution than smaller fish.

By the way, when it comes to canned tuna… white tuna (albacore) has higher levels of mercury than “light” tuna.

This doesn’t mean that you should never eat these fish (after all, I’m a sushi lover myself!)… your body can handle some levels of mercury in fish eaten on occasion (2-3 times per month), and if you’re healthy and eat a very clean diet with lots of detoxifying veggies, herbs, spices, and teas, your body can slowly eliminate the low levels of mercury.  However, keeping these large predatory fish to 2-3 times per month max is a good idea. Note: pregnant women should consult their doctor for the entire list of fish to avoid during pregnancy.

3.  Wild fish that are lower on the food chain can still be very healthy, but will have MUCH lower levels of mercury.  This can include wild salmon (one of my favorite meals), pollock, trout, sardines, herring, and many types of shellfish.

Also, keep in mind that fish such as salmon, trout, sardines, and herring are super-rich in healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids (great source of DHA and EPA components)

Anthony Robbins-5 Keys to Thrive

Would like to share this awesome you tube with Tony Robbins, especially during these hard times.

 

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Exercise Is Not Just For The Body, Checkout Your Brain

As we age it’s not just our body that needs to get exercise. Even tho our joints might be where we feel most of the aging, there is much more going on. As we go into later life the responsibilities and concerns might have lessened, the children have grown and left home and suddenly you can just relax and take each day as it comes. Sounds great, right? well it can be. however; just as we need to keep our bodies active to enjoy life we also need to keep our brains active. Our brains need to be challenged to keep them young.

Do you ever feel like you don’t remember things as well anymore?Do you find yourself looking for things more often? luminosity  is the web’s #1 site for brain training. Designed by neuroscientists and based on extensive research, their cognitive training program can improve memory, attention and processing speed. They work with scientists from Stanford and UCSF to design engaging exercises with proven results. Users report clearer thinking, increased alertness and better concentration. Theses games are fun and will challenge your memory. You can gain a free trial by clicking on my link on the left, I think you will love them. I like to play them and they are additive. Not only are you having fun, but you are helping to improve your brain quality. There are many other ways to keep your brain active. Start something new that you have been wanting to do. A new business, a new project that you never had time for.

Try remembering peoples names, or just start reading more about subjects that interest you. It doesn’t matter what you do , as long as you don’t fall into the daily practice of never challenging yourself. You know the old saying ( use it or lose it ) that’s true in almost everything.

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Healthy Friendships Are Worth The Time They Take To Create

When was the last time you did something for a friend for no personal reason? or gave one of your friends an encouraging word, or support for a friend; even if you didn’t believe in what they were doing. This doesn’t seem to happen enough anymore. Have you noticed that a large part of our society encourages jealousy, and resentment for others that doesn’t fit into the mold we have created.

Being individual and having our own taste has become the unaccepted, even tho many believe they are individual in their choices, they actually follow the crowd in fear of rejection. The best thing you could do for yourself and your friends today would be to accept who you are and who your friends are. Support them, give them the o.k. to be who they really are not what you think they should be.

Don’t allow the influences of others unless you feel it fits your personality. This doesn’t mean that you never have to conform to outside influences because growing will always be in an uncomfortable zone. However don’t try to go with the crowd, dare to be different.

When you build a friendship on trust and support, it will always last a lifetime through good and bad times, and when you base your friendship on appreciation and respect instead of jealousy and comparing yourself to them you will feel better than you have ever felt before about your real friendships.

It’s true, you won’t have as many friends, however the friends that you do have will be worth 20 of the fake friends that only want to criticize and tear you down. And for the first time you will feel the blessings of being with people who really want to see you become the best you could possibly be and will be there to celebrate with you as you will celebrate their accomplishments as well. Friendships take a lot of work, just like a marriage. Always be honest and sincere and constantly build your friend up, and it will come back to you many times over.

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Could Being A Know-It-All Be Holding You Back?

Take a hard look at yourself, do you know too much for your own good? The ability and willingness to be teachable is an important aspect of the higher Levels of Awareness. At the Victim and Struggle Level,there is a lot of resistance to being told anything by anybody.There is a tendency to respond with “I know that” or “I read that,
already!” Both of those statements are clues of defensiveness. In addition, having read or heard a concept does not mean you are actually practicing that action on a daily basis.
Being teachable means that you must start out with a “beginner mind set” and a humble attitude. How easy is it for you to admit that you don’t know something? How often do you pretend or exaggerate what you really know? Can you be humble without feeling vulnerable? We are all students of life. How often have you heard or read something many times and finally one day you hear it in a new and different way and finally it sinks in? We are never too old to learn. Current longevity studies show that the more we are committed to curiosity and learning, the longer we will live.
Today look at the world with beginner eyes and at the end of the day spend a few moments reflecting on what you saw and what you learned. Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation that you are making progress – IF YOU LOOK FOR IT! No matter how large or small, please record it in your Journal. It will only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.
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