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The way I see it, the time is NOW... for change to come & happiness, health & strength to be found. As of 2012, this has only changed in the way that I have stumbled upon an amazing at home business venture that has given me the avenue to ACTUALLY help transform peoples lives. Funny thing is, that's been my goal all along. So now I not only share who I am here but what I do. The fact is that anyone of you can actually find your happiness & success thru allowing the right connections to occur in your life. If you are on my blog... you made it here because you are looking to shift, strive, smile &/or change. Well now, I can help guide you to do any & all of the above thru personal motivation, life changing products with an outstanding reputation & LONG list of testimonials, substantial savings with our shopping annuity & incredible business opportunities to actually call your own... While never having to leave the security of your current J O B! Never be afraid to give something you know nothing about a chance; at least to hear about it. Then you can make an educated decision to pass it up not an ignorant one. The opportunities exist.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Late start to the day... geesh! As it is... there aren't enough hours in the day!

Just about to have my first meal of the day... yes folks... it's already past 1pm... I had some errands to run!! :/ But at least I took my Isotonix cocktail...

The run will have to happen at about 3 and then I will be taking my protein shake as my second meal with my CompleteGreens supplement. (I miss my shake) ... maybe I outta' take that as a meal even if I don't get a damn run or work out in! Huh...

Enjoy this "Happiness" article on this rainy Monday bloggers!

The Pursuit of Happiness

Do you believe you can feel better every single day—even in hard times? Dr. Andrew Weil says you can, but how will surprise you.

Find your true happiness and hold onto it

Photo credit: Dan Saelinger

If you've ever wanted to be happier than you are, you're obviously not alone. But Andrew Weil, MD, the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, is here to gently suggest that we might be going about it all wrong. Ever since he graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1968, Dr. Weil has been sounding the alarm about the wrongheadedness of the diagnose-and-drug model of health care. And now, with his new book, Spontaneous Happiness, he's fixing his gaze on what makes us truly happy, what to do when we're not, and how to better weather life's inevitable highs and lows. He says we can all feel better—much better—than we do.

There's an unspoken message in our society that we should all be happy all the time, and people are making themselves miserable trying to achieve it.
I don't think that happiness or depression is a mood we should be in all or even most of the time. Most of us look for happiness "out there," which renders it out of our control. The truth is, extremely negative and positive moods, like bliss and despondency, mark the edges of our emotional spectrum. They can help us discover a neutral midpoint of emotional health.

So how do we foster contentment?
And what is that midpoint exactly?

It's contentment, which is an internal state of well-being that's relatively impervious to life's transient ups and downs, and it's independent of what you have or don't have. If you hitch your moods to something external--getting a raise, a new car, a new lover--then what happens if that goes away? Contentment, on the other hand, is an inner feeling of calm; it's not dependent on external circumstances, possessions, or an episode of good fortune.

A good place to start is with a journal where you write down what you're grateful for and then express thanks to key people in your life. Regularly practicing this sort of thinking is one of the best strategies for enhancing a sense of well-being. You should also try some form of meditation and deep breathing--which is free, and it's right under your nose! Breathing mindfully helps calm our nervous system—it's an easy, powerful tool.

But let's say you work two jobs, your parents are sick, your kids are struggling in school—how can you find time to do this?
I understand it's difficult, but breathing exercises literally take five minutes a day; sitting down quietly and meditating on your life takes just a few minutes too.


Sylisabel said...

Late start is the way around these parts..... I was unable to go to the gym this morning (car was at the mechanic) something is always getting in the way.
Looking forward to my cycling class on wed!
going to try& do some sort of work out here today.
brunch was 3 fish sticks with half an aguacate and 8 oz of juice.

Connie said...

Lol!!! Ain't THAT the truth Syl!! Life does find a way to get ja'! Ooooo! Cycling! I here those are tough ones! Good for you! Enjoy your class to the Max tomorrow and let me know how you like it! I HaTe cycling!! Lol... it kicks my ass!! Hope you CaN get a little 30 min sweat on at home!! It'll go a long long way!!! =)

My brunch was 3 egg whites with grilled chicken bits and asparagus. And my full water bottle, which gives me about 2 and 1/2 helpings! My run keeps getting pushed out further... I don't know if I'm going to make it happen! o_O

Sylisabel said...

Cycling class is actually until wed! So tomorrow! I love that. I've done it many times before (long ago)
Have been eating mole for Dinner since Sunday so ive had super light lunches. Like today I had a stick of Kraft 2% low fat string cheese and fruite with cottage cheese.
And no breakfast. I start too late to eat so much.

Connie said...

Ahhhh... Well good luck tomorrow! Don't over do it... You want to be able to move so you can get a little work out in on Thursday. Lol...
Nice job on low calorie eating! Just try to get some supplements in and maybe more veggie snacks.
Gotta' get maximum nutrients in! And how's your water intake?