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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

This is short and easy!

Here is your opportunity to achieve YOUR BEST HEALTH EVER in ONLY 3 DAYS…starting right now! It’s my “three-day healthy lifestyle plan.” Anyone can do it, but you’ve got to want to do it. Don’t wait, because one day you might be kicking yourself for not taking this opportunity to create a better, healthier, happier you. These are small changes that will change your world – I guarantee it!


Eliminate 1 bad food from your diet. Pick something obvious that you might eat three or more times a week, like ice cream, candy, sugar, soda, fast-food, sub sandwiches, pizza or mocha frappe lattes for example. If you absolutely cannot eliminate it, cut it down to only 1 day per week.
Add 2 good foods to your diet. Apples and broccoli are two powerhouse foods worth considering because they have lots of fiber, nutrients, and cancer fighting properties.


Protect yourself from toxins and support your body with a good multivitamin mineral. Don’t get a drugstore brand. Go to Whole Foods or Vitamin Shoppe and ask someone to help you pick one that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Eliminate toxic waste and balance your body’s alkaline/acidity levels by drinking at least 8 glasses of purified water daily. Water helps flush the system and enables your body to function at an optimal level.
If you want to go the extra step, add a fish oil supplement to your diet and you’ll see a significant difference in memory, as well as improving the youthful look of your skin and hair. Plus it’s good for heart health!


Eliminate 1 negative thought about yourself and about someone else. This is way easier said than done! Judgment of self and others will hold you back from reaching your fullest potential and creativity. This is a fact!
Balance yourself for five minutes every day by closing your eyes and breathing deeply.  You’ll be amazed by how clear and energized you will feel.
Say at least 1 positive affirmation about yourself every day. This one works wonders: “I love myself, I have faith in myself, I trust myself, every part of myself.” It’s easy to remember and is something that you can repeat throughout the day.

It’s that easy! Just start one day at a time for the next 3 days and you will feel a massive difference in as little as 1 week. Imagine how you’ll feel after 2 weeks, and then 3.

Here’s to Health & Happiness


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

With Spring here I decided it was time to plant a garden. It’s not an elaborate garden with rows upon rows of corn, green bean stalks or a watermelon patch. No, this is a simple two-by-fifteen foot piece of earth in my back yard overlooking the lake. What made it even more special for me was my daughter helping create it. There’s something special about digging your hands in garden soil. For me it brings back memories of my childhood when we would visit my grandmother’s farm in West Virginia. As a kid, the experience of cultivating fresh organic fruits and vegetables that ended up on the lunch and dinner table was truly amazing. This season we plated herbs like basil, dill, lemon grass and mint. We also planted stevia for the first time. Stevia leaves are 200 times sweeter than sugar which will be great to add to blended smoothies or drop into a cup of hot herbal tea. We also planted veggies to throw into salads like cucumber and sweet bell peppers. If you purchase these in the grocery store chances are that they will be covered in wax…but  not ours! Of course we had to plant strawberries too since they are my daughters favorite fruit. And since strawberries are on the “dirty dozen” list it was a smart choice to add to our garden.


First of all, this isn’t rocket science, but you do want to consider some of the following tips to ensure you get the best results out of your garden. Here are my top 5: (more…)