Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Every Day


“The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”

Viktor E. Frankl

Why Not?

Monday, May 13, 2013


Formed and Molded

“We are formed and molded by our thoughts.

Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
 Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”


You Are

Thursday, May 9, 2013



Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring – all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Warning Sign

 Even mild forms of erectile dysfunction (ED) — being able to achieve an erection seven or eight times out of 10 — may signal early heart disease and increase your risk of a serious heart attack, according to a new study. Previous studies have found that men with ED are much more likely than those without it to suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013



Do you have a belief that if you are gentle with yourself you will somehow not be motivated enough or not all you can be?
Recognize that this doesn’t have to be true.
Also, notice if you feel that being compassionate toward yourself will lead you to feel self-indulgent or selfish.


Avocados, like walnuts, are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats and fiber, which help fill you up without causing you to gain weight when eaten in moderation.
People who eat avocados have a lower body mass index (BMI), smaller waist and higher “good” HDL cholesterol levels than those who forgo them.
 Plus, half an avocado delivers 20 percent of your daily folate needs — a mineral that can be hard to come by.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Greater Than


Standing for what you believe in, regardless of the odds against you, and the pressure that tears at your resistance = courage.

Cannot Get Enough

Monday, May 6, 2013



Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

 Paramahansa Yogananda


Friday, May 3, 2013




As good as they have been, your triumphs of the past are now little more than pleasant memories.
As painful as they once were, your past failures are now behind you.
It is really all you have.

Thursday, May 2, 2013



The temptation to hold on too tightly to things we need to let go of can be overwhelming. A difficult relationship, trouble at work, money problems, or a general dissatisfaction with our stations in life are common things that keep us up at night and lead to depression and anxiety during the day. 
Most of the things we worry about the most are things we cannot change, and yet, we let them wreak havoc on our health and well-being. Teaching ourselves to let go of unnecessary worry is the only way to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Focus instead on what CAN be changed.
Instead of worrying and ruminating about the situation develop a plan to change the manner in which you deal, interact or respond to the problem situation.
This is a PROductive rather than CONstructive use of time and energy.

Modified Squats For Healthy Knees

Did you know that more than half a million Americans undergo knee replacements every year? 
Weakness in the knees can cause ankle and foot pain and impede balance.
To keep knees strong and healthy, practice strength-training. Strong leg muscles act as shock absorbers for your knees; they support the knees and reduce stress on the joints. Flexibility, meanwhile, helps you maintain your range of motion and prevent injury.
 For sound, stable knees, try this modified squat. It will help strengthen your quads, glutes and hamstrings. Do three sets of 12 every other day.

Stand with your feet shoulder distance apart. Put your hands out in front of you, or lightly hold on to the back of a chair or a wall for balance. Keep your chest lifted and slowly lower your hips about 10 inches, as if you are sitting down into a chair. Do not bend forward at the waist, and make sure your knees do not go past your toes. Plant your weight in your heels, and hold the squat for five seconds. Push through your heels and bring your body back up to standing. You should feel this exercise in your thighs and buttocks.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Secret of Change


Darkness will NOT last forever.
Wait and be patient for the light to shine.
It is indeed arriving soon.


There are two ways to deal with pain.
One is to shut your heart off so it won’t be hurt.
 The other is to open it bigger to allow more love to find it.