"When you start your morning with good habits, you're setting yourself up for success all day long!" ~ MELINDA HERSHEY, HEALTH EDUCATOR
"Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger, more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. In addition, by following the principles of calorie density, you will also increase the overall nutrient density of your diet."
A plant-based diet means that the majority of one's diet comes from plants, and is grounded in good health for individuals, families, and communities. It doesn't mean that you can't eat any animal products. It just means you opt for high volumes of minimally processed whole foods that are derived from plants.
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon an incredible book that all the AH-HA moments and light bulbs went off. I finally discovered how to start healing myself.
"I discovered that I can surrender to life and don't need to intently pursue internal change or vigilantly manage my experience to fit a desired outcome. When I took the risk to let my heart simply feel what it feels, I was able to experience a larger, more magical and mysterious process at work. I got to experience grace, which moves things forward on its own, me included.... I can then relax and trust life, trust grace, trust the process of change itself - all of which is happening on its own." ~ NANCY COLIER, GETTING OUT OF THE WAY: THE PRACTICE OF SURRENDER
Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as "monkey mind". The Buddha held that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys flinging themselves from tree branches, jumping around, and chattering non-stop. He meant that our minds are in constant motion. This is a perfect description of what I had been experiencing!
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face.A light breeze blew through her...
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." ~ John Muir
"The good news is - your body cleanses on a daily basis. It is Nature's gift to you that keeps illness away, gives you energy, and allows you to think clearly. But too many people are getting used to feeling "not so well". Too many people live with the painful effects of a toxic system and remain unbalanced in their thinking, emotions, and physical health. You certainly don't have to be one of them."
"There is no more powerful way to improve your health than through a nutritional cleansing program."
A freshly blended smoothie is a quick, easy, delicious, and energizing breakfast IF made with healthy and nutritionally balanced organic ingredients.
"While "healthy fats" are a better alternative to artery-clogging saturated and trans-fats, overdoing it can still lead to weight gain and health issues."
The natural cleansing process that occurs every spring is essential to the maintenance of our long term health. If we get excess toxicity out of our bodies fully and effectively now, in the spring time, then we are far more likely to remain healthy for the rest of the year.
Spring is here and, once again, so is my desire to clear out all of the clutter and clean everything. In addition to cleaning up around our home, this is also the perfect time to do a little cleaning on the inside as well.
"Saying you're on a diet gives the impression that you're looking for short term results. A lifestyle change, on the other hand, means you're planning on making this permanent."
As a society, we have been trained to take care of others before ourselves. If we think of putting ourselves first, we often think we are being selfish. The fact is that we can’t truly take care of others in a healthy sustainable way until we first meet our own needs.
Recently, it has come up several times in conversations about how I need to create a more visual and personal presence in order to better promote my Nutritional E-Cleanse Program. I get that… I really do, but getting it and doing it are two very different things!
"Have you ever heard of "decision fatigue"? The more decisions we make, the less likely we are to make good decisions. So minimize your options and make decisions easier... Create a weekly meal plan to lighten your load of daily decisions. Have a list of go-to restaurants for business lunches in every neighborhood, so you don't have to stress over finding the best ones every time. The devil is in the details". ~ Paula Rizzo, Mind Body Green
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to cook your own meals. However, while eating away from home may seem challenging, it doesn't have to sabotage your healthy diet.
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination, and the energy to get started."