Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Make Up Your Mind: Decision-Making

Keeping things simple can be
very powerful.

With so many decisions to make in your daily life, how do you know if you're making the "right" one?

One scenario: Due to budget cuts, you may—or may not—be losing your job, and you're not sure if you should take the much-lower-paying job at another company or just stay where you are in case things work out.

Another: With the birth of your new baby, you need to move, and you can't make up your mind between the neighborhood with the good public school and the one where the houses are actually in your budget.

Yet another: After seven years together, your marriage has turned into a relentless series of bitter arguments, but you're not certain if you should try to reconcile or finally end the relationship.

Read the advice as shared by one of my mentors. He's one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders of our time, Eckhart Tolle. His teachings are profound...his writing follow suit...his presence is powerful. Follow his work and you'll see for yourself (that is, if you're ready to "awaken").

This is worth a read!

4 Superfoods to add to your life for nourishment and flavor

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Introducing!!...(drum roll..).. 4 small but mighty superfoods to add to your day-to-day! 

Not only will they add huge flavors to your foods, but they also provide mighty nutrients to nourish your body. Try this:

- Squeeze lemon in your drinking water, salads, fish or meats.

- Use avocado to make foods creamy or simply add to your wraps, sandwiches or salads for extra texture and flavor. Yes, you can even make healthy desserts with it. Ex: Just substitute the high-sugar chocolate mousse dessert for half the sugar simply by using avocado and adding cocoa powder with a little brown sugar to create that same sweet and creamy chocolate mousse flavor and texture.

- Add minced or sliced ginger to your rice, fish, veggie or chicken dishes.

- Cook with coconut oil (a.k.a. the healthiest oil to cook with), or add coconut to rice or to make delicious curry and sauces.

Get creative! There are no rules when it comes to eating well! ;)

Friday, August 10, 2012

3 Tips to Help Your Brain Function Optimally

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Here are some tips to help your brain function optimally:

– Boost your brainpower with meditation; it's proven to increase IQ, relieve stress and promote higher learning levels. 

– Listen to music. Studies have proven that listening to music strengthens the brain and literally changes the structure.

– Your brain is two-thirds fat. Myelin, the protective sheath covering your neurons is 70% fat. Eating fatty fish, green leafy vegetables, olive oil, avocados, chia seeds, flax seeds, and nuts, replenish your neurons and brain cells. Loss of these fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are linked to depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

The human brain is complex. Along with performing millions of mundane acts, it composes concertos, issues manifestos and comes up with elegant solutions to equations. It's the wellspring of all human feelings, behaviors, experiences, as well as the repository of memory and self-awareness. So it's no surprise that the brain remains a mystery unto itself.

Because your body responds to mental input as if it were physically real, the thoughts you hold in mind affect you biologically and physiologically, therefore, creating "your" reality. Since you have about 70,000 thoughts per day, why not deliberately choose thoughts that can help you mold more favorable life experiences?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Are you as authentic as you think you are?

We live in a world where everything that exists (yes, including emotions) is made up of energy, and therefore, exudes a certain vibrational frequency on an energetic level; hence, the "energy" you exude from the way you feel as you're speaking is more important than the thing you are actually saying. In other words, your "core" intentions are more powerful than the words you utter.

It is your "core" feelings that will attract more of the same into your life. For example: even though you're saying "nice things," but deep down you're resentful and speaking from a place of anger, you will only attract more anger to you one way or another.

So you see, we cannot "trick" this energy field that surrounds us by "saying" one thing, but "feeling" another. This energy created from our "feeling" is precise, constant, and always in one way or another, giving us back exactly the "intentions" we exude regardless of the words we utter to express or impress.

So in order to attract more of what you want in life, perhaps it would be wise to be authentic... say what you feel and feel what you say.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

7 Side Effects of Soda You Need to Know About

This is why it doesn't matter whether you're drinking a "zero-calorie" soda or a "naturally-flavored" soda. Soda is soda, and it's just not good for you! If you care about your and your children's well-being, encourage each other to drink beverages with real substance like fresh-squeezed fruit juices or freshly-made smoothies. They taste great and can help keep all of you strong, active and well for many years to come! :)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Top 14 Anti-Cancer Superfruits to include in your life

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Yes, there are many fruits that can nourish your body with their cancer-fighting properties. Here are the top 14 anti-cancer superfruits you may want to include in your life. Feed your children these colorful gifts from mother nature. (Be sure to wash them well before eating!) :)

Here is the list of fruits starting from the top left of the chart (above):
Blueberries, grapes, dragon fruit, citrus fruits, avocado, strawberries, acai berries, noni, goji berries, mangosteen, soursop, pomegranate, kiwi, apple.

My favorites are blueberries, citrus fruits, avocado, strawberries, and kiwi. :)

Six super spices that do wonders for your health!

Check out these 6 super spices. A few sprinkles here and there each day not only add flavor to your foods, but they do wonders for your health. 

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