Showing posts from October, 2012

“White is not All Right”… for Your Health and Wellness

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Thought I was talking about some kind of racial issue? NOPE!I am talking about eating things that are white.Did you know eating things that are white are basically not good for you.Are you aware that  consistent diet of white rice, white sugar, white bread, white pasta etc will wreck havoc on your health overtime?
I know, I know they all taste so good, and they even feel good when you are eating them.Heck, I grew up eating the white diet too.But the real truth a consistent diet of “white” foods is not good for your health.In fact much of the food that you eat that is white is not really “white”.It has been bleached and processed to the point where there is very little nutritive value. In fact white food is not nutritious at all. Food that has been processed and bleached to appear white is just plain bad for you. Shocked? So was I when I first learned this many years ago. All of our foods are supposed to have a color non of them h…

Healthy Habits That Reduce Stress

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Want to reduce your stress and make a healthy life style change? Try these quick suggestions!

Do one or two healthy things every day. Each and every day, commit to one or two

good-for-you behaviors that you can really stick to. Exercise, drink 8 glasses of water, get in all your fruits and veggies. The choice is yours, but make sure you stick to it every single day.
Work out. Working out isn’t just for burning fat and toning muscles. It’s also a great way to release all that stressful frustration, anger and/or anxiety.

Start a food journal. Yes, it sounds like such a chore, at least at first, but writing down the food you eat truly is one of the most powerful tools around to help control eating and lose/maintain weight.

Ask for help. If possible, consult with a doctor or a dietician. Or, ask a friend or family member to help keep you on track.

Don’t forget your omega 3. When you’re in a chronic state of stress, cortisol (a hormone that helps regulate energy and m…

Green Smoothies That Help Reduce Your Stress - Important for Your Health and Wellness

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All of the smoothie recipes below will help your body stay healthy, especially under stress.All smoothies have flax seed, and dark green leafy vegetables along with fruit.Green Smoothies have wonderful health benefits. Here are just a few:
1. Natural Weight Loss
Drinking a green smoothie is the best thing you can do to lose weight. Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to lose weight quickly, safely and effectively without starving yourself. Many people who start drinking green smoothies for a few weeks’ notice that their cravings for junk foods were greatly reduced and they actually began craving healthy food options!
2. Increased Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables (Particularly Greens)
The American Cancer Society recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to prevent cancer and other diseases. Green smoothi…

Relieve Stress and Renergize - Do These Moves for Your Health and Wellness!

One of the ways to relieve stress and to also re-energize is  to do the following Yoga moves.  I do these in the morning and also in the early evening.  It is remarkable how much better I feel throughout the day as a result of doing these moves.  I can definitely tell when I do NOT do them .
Source: about. com

Standing Cat Stretch
Lower into a squat with the hands on the thighs, back arched.  Pull the abs in and round the back up towards the ceiling.  Lower and repeat 15 times.  

Sun Salutation
Begin in a standing position and exhale as you sweep the arms up and overhead.  Exhale and engage the abs as you tip from the hips and lower into a Forward Bend, with hands on the floor or feet--bend the knees if you need to. Inhale and come up until the back is flat and exhale into forward bend.  Inhale and come back up, sweeping the arms overhead until palms touch. Repeat the series 4 to 8 times.

Hanging Back Stretch
Sweep the arms up and overhead, then exhale and lower into a forwa…

How to Get a Good Start On Your Journey To Health and Wellness

I ran across list of things you should do to begin your journey to wellness. After giving it some thought I came up with my own list of things one should do to begin that important journey to wellness. The list is not in order of importance and is only a partial list.There are so many things involved in making the lifestyle change to live in a more healthy way.These suggestions are a good start for the journey to wellness for your mind, body and spirit.
·Time to start speaking well of yourself. -I have found when I spend part of my day affirming all the positive things in my life, positive things about myself, and positive things that I expect about my future, I begin to feel better. Stop letting yourself feed into speaking negatively about ANYTHING.Change your words to reflect love, healing, wellness and optimism. It is amazing how it will change you life for the better and impact you journey to wellness in a positive way.
·Dry Brush. Buy a good stiff body brush and dry brush every …

PraiseWorks Journey to Wellness Alaska Cruise

PraiseWorks Journey to Wellness Alaska Cruise

We are so excited to announce that we are sponsoring a cruise to Alaska! The PraiseWorks Journey to Wellness Alaska Cruise.  We will leave September 22, 2013 from Seattle, Washington.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a 6 day, 7 night cruise to beautiful Alaska and the bonus is The Journey to Wellness 2013 Conference! We have a wonderful seminar and several workshops planned all designed to help one approach total wellness for the mind, body and spirit.

Listen as I describe to you the wonderful time we will have!

For more information about this once in a lifetime opportunity click here

7 Ways to Achieve Happiness For Your Health and Wellness

Guest Blogger Rhonda Farrah, MA,DRWA explores seven of the greatest tips about finding lasting happiness. Taking some of this advice to heart could help you on your journey to happiness.
1. Appreciate The Little Things! “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau
When you take the time to appreciate the little things in life, you’ll realize just how important and pleasurable they are. Desiring expensive things seems to be normal in today’s society. Many people are so materialistic that they just seem to never stop wanting more stuff. Even when you get the newest smart phone, car and that fancy Internet-enabled television, will you be truly happy? Stuff is nice, but that is not what happiness is all about. Happiness is about having people to share smiles and laughs with on any given day. It is enjoying the summer’s sun and feeling comfort from a cool breeze. No amount of stuff is going to fill a void in your heart. Learn to find joy in life in the simple …