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Technology is wonderful

Friday, November 07, 2014

I took my car to Honest Auto for an oil change and engine light check. They have dedicated laptop computers set up at tables to use while they work on your car, and I decided to check my Spark teams. Isn't technology wonderful?
My wife called me to ask if I could stop on the way back to pick up her medicine which she just called in to the drug store. Thank goodness for cell phones. It saved another trip to the store.
The tech has something to discuss with me. Got to go.

  
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ITSMESHE 11/7/2014 10:46PM

    I just sat at the auto shop today having the front brakes done - used their computer to Spark to!
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STEVEN2GO2 11/7/2014 6:50PM

    emoticon emoticon saving emoticon & emoticon emoticon

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COOP9002 11/7/2014 1:14PM

    Cool

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Live in the present and reach your goals

Monday, November 03, 2014

This is meant to be merely an introduction to my The Holistic, Naturopathic Alternative Group which is meant to enable us to gain the knowledge and motivation to treat food, exercise and thought like medicines so we allow our bodies digestion and immune systems and stress response to prevent and remove causes of inflammation and have improved mental function. This allows us to live a healthy life in the moment and achieve our lifetime goals. This is a holistic naturopathic approach and solution to many problems that can't be solved simply by taking medicines, undergoing surgery, or resistance and unhealthy response to factual events.
According to Jessica Black's most recent book "More Anti-Inflammation tips and recipies": Our bodies "will do anything to survive. All symptoms we see are the result of the bodyís attempt to stay alive. Letís face it. Inflammation, when uncontrolled, causes damage. It serves a purpose for healing from sickness or acute injury, but when left to linger in the body it harms healthy tissue. Inflammation has been associated with many illnesses that are extremely prevalent in our society; no one is immune from its effects. That means itís important to be proactive now about reducing inflammation by making good choices. Do it for your health. We canít eliminate all of the daily assaults on our bodies, so letís influence the factors we can. Paying attention to your diet is the easiest way to reduce the effects of inflammation".
Barry Sears sheds a further light on the role of diet in fighting inflammation and notes that while exercise is an important tool in helping the body maintain a state of healthy balance between good and "bad" hormones, too much or the wrong type of exercise causes further inflammation that reverses the benefits of healthy exercise. According to Barry Sears book The Anti-Inflammation Zone. The best tools you have to" reduce cellular inflammation" are the combination of the Zone Diet plus a high-dose of fish oil. Two other tools, although not nearly as powerful as diet, are smart exercise and stress reduction to reduce the collateral damage induced by inflammation.
A great side effect is that the body is better set to maintain a healthy weight by following this diet as the insulin levels are more stable. This is certainly not a quick weight loss plan but a well thought out lifestyle that will have you in better health within weeks and keep you on the road to good health for the rest of your life. It is easy to modify the zone lifestyle to fit most any nutritious diet plan that is a balanced diet, including a vegan diet. See zonediet.com/zone-diet-overview
As for unhealthy responses to factual events, a focus on positive thoughts prepares us for finding and reaping more success in our life. Whatever you give your attention to, be it positive or negative, you attract into your life. Therefore, when you hear yourself using the words ĎNoí, ĎDonítí, etc. you should express what you want instead and act as though it will happen. Let go of negative past events. Feel and express the disappointment of the event briefly without judgement of any person involved, and move on. Let a person who made a mistake save face. Focus instead on creating and expressing positive thoughts and know that you have the potential to attract what you are thinking of (however don't dwell on the future, instead create a vision of success in your subconscious by means such as having a dream board on the wall which you see each day but ignore, then focus on being happy in the present- the subconscious will see the dream even as you ignore it and automatically guide you to your goal). Live in the moment. Practice keeping a gratitude journal and being thankful for all of the good that is already in your life. Very soon you will become the embodiment of absolute positivity and love. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qm5_VvmLps and www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nonmpdmt-pc
If you, like me, are interested in leading a holistic, naturopathic alternative lifestyle and in following your passion then visit my team at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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1CRAZYDOG 11/3/2014 11:55AM

    Lots of food for thought~! Thanks

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How to find your passion and follow it

Sunday, November 02, 2014

I am a bit disappointed with my self because I haven't actually started an anti-inflammation diet although I read enough material on the subject, tried a couple of meals and started a team devoted to it. You see I don't do the cooking in my house, and I'm having difficulty even discussing the topic of a more "healthy" diet. I am also known for spending too much time on the computer and books.
I just listened to a couple of you tube videos about finding your passion, i.e., your subconscious purpose you need to know and develop to guide your choices in life. I want to help others find their purpose and make better choices whenever they need to make a decision, to improve the quality of their life, and be more productive which isn't yet necessarily a current description for me because I spend more time thinking of doing well than actually doing it.
I think I found my passion and purpose, it was right in front of me but I didn't see it clearly because of fear and distractions. And I intend to let my wife share in being a partner in achieving it. Today is a major start. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qm5_VvmLps and www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nonmpdmt-pc
If you, like me, are interested in leading a holistic, naturopathic alternative lifestyle and in following your passion then visit my team's introduction topic at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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PATTYKLAVER 11/3/2014 9:15AM

    Thanks for all the good information. The older I get, the more I know I need to be better to my body. There's a lot to be said for "Old Wive's Tales" remedies and listening to our bodies.

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COOP9002 11/2/2014 4:38PM

    thanks

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1CRAZYDOG 11/2/2014 4:11PM

    Thanks for the information.

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free 21 day law of attraction meditation series starts 11/3

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Oprah Winfrey and her meditation expert, Deepak Chopra, every so often give us free 21 Day meditation sessions to enjoy. Sorry for the late notice but I just notice that this session focuses on using the power of positivity to attract improvements, even more wealth, into your life. To register go to chopracentermeditation.com/home/?aco
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The power of positivity is part of the focus of my new group "The Holistic Naturopathic Alternative" where I combine positivity thinking, anti-Inflammatory diet and smart exercise into a single lifestyle that has given me more happiness and energy. For more information go to my welcome memo www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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1CRAZYDOG 11/2/2014 8:40AM

    I signed up for it awhile ago. Have done their series for about a year and love it. Thanks.

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Stopping repeated negative thoughts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Power Of Positivity
If your struggling to fight off negative thoughts that keep occurring then remember the
five Sís:
1. Sense the negative thought creeping in. Watch your emotions come and go. If some emotion of feeling anxious, hurt, ashamed, angry or depressed lingers, then you are in danger of allowing your mood to cause even more negativity in your life.
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2. Stop this negative thought as soon as you sense it lingering. Refuse to let it linger any linger. Do something, for instance: counting to ten when angry helps calm the mind, putting a dance video on the computer and dance, phone a friend to discuss something other than your troubles such as going out jogging. Anything to take your mind off the negative thought
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3. Still the mind. Meditate on something to relax the mind for a moment. meditate or mentally picture someone you love or something that brings you happiness. Stilling your mind like this will help to calm your emotions.
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4. Shift to a positive thought. Choose your words carefully, Avoid the negatives. Think of how you would rather feel. A thought such as "I am fat and not losing weight soon enough" can be shifted to --I am still in the process changing my lifestyle for the good. It is about being a healthy and energetic person. People like me as I am. I am proud of the changes that I have made in my life. The holistic naturopathic approach, www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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, and other means that will come to my mind will allow me to reach my goals.--
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5.Smile! Smiling will turn your mind to past positive feelings of positivity, confidence and being back in control.

  
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STEVEN2GO2 10/30/2014 8:47PM

    This is a perfect blog for me today. With the change in weather, shorter day light hours and today being over cast I was feeling depressed. I decided a walk with music would improve my mood. When I feel depressed, listing to music, exercising and parayer helps me!

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COOP9002 10/30/2014 11:28AM

    good word.

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CHICAM 10/30/2014 11:05AM

    Love this, thank you for the strength you give me on this blog.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/30/2014 10:51AM

    Love, love this - may make a little poster of it and hang it up for my whole family - thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/30/2014 10:14AM

    Yes, it's all about consciously re-framing thoughts and dismissing that which is negative,

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PATTYKLAVER 10/30/2014 9:07AM

    Thank you. My positive thinking has been lacking lately.

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