Tag Archive | Happiness

Mind over Heart

What we think, what we feel–  can absolutely affect our hearts

From Everyday Health:

Mind-Body Connection: How the Brain Can Protect the Heart

Related Links:

Mayo Clinic, “Broken Heart Syndrome”-> Click

Mental Health Daily, increase your BDNF level -> Click

“Miracle-Gro for the Brain: why increased exercise, omega-3, socializing/ decreased sugar, processed food/ and intermittent fasting matter->  Click

Isagenix is a no-compromise solution to maintain optimal brain and body health-> Click

“Having women in corporate leadership makes good sense for businesses and the economy,”

Alice Coachman, gold medalist 1948

Manpower News -More women should aspire to break the glass ceiling, as the Government nudges businesses and charities to have more female representation on their boards, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: More women should break glass ceiling, says Chuan-Jin, Manpower News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO Kraft Foods since 2006

Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsi since 2007

Sally Halterman, 1937

Recent Surveys Focusing On Men And Children Prove Body Image Is Far More Than Just A Women’s Issue – GirlTalkHQ

Recent Surveys Focusing On Men And Children Prove Body Image Is Far More Than Just A Women’s Issue. There are high rates of dissatisfaction among men also

Source: Recent Surveys Focusing On Men And Children Prove Body Image Is Far More Than Just A Women’s Issue – GirlTalkHQ

July 4: More than just Independence Day – The Boston Globe

Fireworks, picnics and flags are images I typically associate with this holiday, but just celebrating as a matter of routine feels empty.  So I really appreciate the author of this article for recounting the meaningful events that have occurred on July 4 over several generations.

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Never Forget

Frankly, it was disheartening  to notice that the first 6 pages on Google Search for “Independence Day” brought up the latest movie instead of historical references.  As we stare down ISIS wanting to remove all our rights to exist as individuals, as women, and as a nation, let’s appreciate the work of our proud, brave military at the forefront of the battle to protect the American spirit of freedom.

Happy birthday, America! The Fourth of July means more than you may realize.

Source: July 4: More than just Independence Day – The Boston Globe

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On counting UP, not down . . . .

THREE…. TWO….. ONE:       Happy New Year!!

Now it’s time to start up a 100 new countdown clocks.  Whether it’s anticipating a happy event, or dreading a deadline, we can all be characterized by the quantity and quality of the virtual meters ticking away in our minds, driving our decisions and actions each day.

But  a countdown implies an ending, and that Time is something you lose.  As a hopeless optimist, I reject this concept by taking on a different perspective:  starting at 1 and counting UP.   Make each day a step towards a path with no visible end, where the milestones that sometimes overwhelm us are simply points along the way of a much greater journey.

I see Time as something you gain… in fact it can be captured and held within us through memories, through friendships.  I also respect Time, knowing it isn’t guaranteed and that it can be downright cruel.  But everything is relative, and all things look different from different perspectives.  Whether we live 10 years or a 100 years, humans are so infinitesimally small on the cosmic scale, we hardly show up.  On the other hand, a mayfly only lives for a day, so next to them we seem to last forever.  Which brings me to this quote from my newest favorite movie:

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

find the joy in each day!

 

Embrace each new day as a fresh start, and know that when you count up, the possibilities are limitless.  Never assume you’re at the end of your road any more than you should assume you have an eternity to get there.

Looking to improve your self-image? Make sure it’s for you..

Life leaves it’s mark on us, sometimes in beautiful ways, sometimes not.  Here’s a woman who found out perfection took away her uniqueness, and that it was their unique experiences that her husband cherished:

Sexy woman in underwear posing on bed

Of course we should do our best to be healthy, and I’m all for optimizing our best physical features, preferably using an all-natural approach.  But whatever changes you’re going for, be sure it’s for YOU– this is again one of the first necessary components to developing and projecting confidence, our sexiest characteristic!

“dif tor heh smusma” (Vulcan), better known as “Live Long and Prosper” –Mr. Spock

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln

Asian elderly mother and daughter fun together

If your energy is chronically depleted, how can you enjoy the moments that truly matter?  Maybe you’re the one sitting on the sideline while others are playing ball?  If you’re just an observer of everyone else’s life, you actually deprive the ones you love of celebrating the gift of YOU!

THE 20TH CENTURY BROUGHT US LONGER LIFE, THE 21ST CENTURY MUST FOCUS ON PUTTING QUALITY IN THOSE EXTRA YEARS

Living longer but with poorer health costs money!!

Nutrition, including micronutrients, is key to curbing aging and disease, including cancer!!

You have to do your part to improve how well you live!!  Lowering calorie intake, along with not smoking, staying active and having an upbeat attitude are essential, controllable habits that your loved ones will thank you for choosing.