Friday, November 29, 2013



It is your responsibility, and yours alone, to recognize that regardless of what has happened up to this point in your life
You are capable of making choices to change your situation, or to change the way you think about it.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Truth


It’s better to be disliked for who you are than loved for who you are not.
  In fact, the only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make you a better person without changing you into someone other than who you really


Tuesday, November 26, 2013



Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we need to let go of this delusion. 
 The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. 
 When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others want us to be, we open ourselves up to real relationships, real contentment
 and real success.

Holiday Self-Care

  • Set realistic goals and plan ahead. Establish small, concrete steps to handle holiday tasks. Don’t overwhelm yourself with lofty goals that are too time-consuming for the hectic holiday season.
  • Keep things in perspective. Put stressful situations into context by taking a long-term perspective. Work to avoid blowing events out of proportion.
  • Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs during the holiday season. Participate in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.

Friday, November 22, 2013



Just because someone has been in your life for many years, does not mean there cannot be a point at which you finally decide to let go.
Be mindful of when a relationship has reached its natural and organic ending.


Physical activity increases circulation throughout the body.
 Better blood flow to these regions means an influx of nutrients and a flushing of toxins.
 For the skin, this means quicker healing and cell regeneration, which promotes a more youthful glow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. 
 When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live.

A Pound of Fat

Monday, November 18, 2013



Persistence is the single most common characteristic of high achievers.  They simply refuse to give up.
  The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor.  Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
  No matter how hard it seems, the more you persist, the more likely your success. 


Researchers found that people who ate at least two servings a week had more than a 20 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to those who ate less than one serving of fruit per month. However, drinking fruit juice was linked to a greater risk of diabetes. 
The study found that one or more servings of fruit juice each day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 20 percent. Eliminating juice and adding whole fruits to your diet is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep them under control.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Negative Habits

Your negative habits – the ones that hurt your health and happiness – are 100% dependent on YOU for their survival. 
 Stop allowing these habits to control, limit, stifle, and discourage you from being your best self. 
 Today is YOURS to shape; own it! 
 Break free from the bad habits that are poisoning and diluting your potential.

Exercise and Insomnia

Regular physical activity is a wonderful prescription for insomnia.
However, one sweat session on the treadmill is not likely to lead to better sleep that night. Researchers have found that, though effective, exercise is a long-term treatment for insomnia. 
Exercise can help you sleep longer and more soundly, plus feel more awake during the day. People who are physically fit also have
 better quality sleep. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013



You control the direction of your life.
  Only your intention limits you from achieving your fullest capacity. 
 Since changes in behavior generally precede changes in attitude, action directed toward your vision will increase your sense of purpose and belief in the possibility of success.


Research suggests that years of eating the usual Western fare may affect the area of the brain that regulates metabolism. Specifically, it confuses the messaging system, so that you may not be able to accurately assess things like hunger, appetite and fullness. 
The good news is, there are ways to overcome it. For one, omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish, may help regulate those changes. Adding fish, flax seed, nuts and soybeans to your diet is a good place to start. 
Taper your use of artificial sweeteners and start eating more fruits and vegetables to keep your blood sugars stable. Adopting a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and low in healthy carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium can retrain the brain. Exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management help cut cravings too. 

Monday, November 11, 2013



  1. Say what you need to say. 
  2.  Speak your truth. 
  3. There is no greater sadness than holding on to the words you never had the courage to speak.

Mascot Foods

Friday, November 8, 2013



Give, but don’t get used.  Never waste too much of your time on someone who doesn't value it.
A good relationship does not drag you down, it lifts you up.  
Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones.  People that doubt, judge and disrespect you are not worth your time and attention.
  Life gets easier when you delete the people that make it difficult.  All failed relationships hurt, but losing someone who does not appreciate and respect you is actually a gain, not a loss.
Being alone in the long run is far better than being with someone who doesn't appreciate your worth.  
Know your worth.  Know the difference between what you’re getting and what you deserve.  

Non-Animal Based Protein Sources

Monday, November 4, 2013



Happiness and success is all about spending your life in your own way.
  Always be yourself and walk your own path. 
 No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong. 
 Everyone has their own dreams, their own struggles, and a different path that makes sense for them.