Monday, December 31, 2012

Why New Years Resolutions Fail

How to keep focus

Are you ADD?   Golly Ghee WHIZ  dumb question right?

                             However, do YOU HAVE  an ATTENTION DEFICIT ?  

Meaning, do you keep  "focus" on your GOAL?

  What will your "GOALS" be for 2013?

Now the BIG question, 
what happened to 2012 
New Year's Resolutions (goals)?

Let's do this.

Take a look a the habit you have when you wake in the morning.
Let's say it's a work day.  Do you do the same thing each morning you wake, in the same pattern?  

HABIT:   A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.

Stop and Think about this.

YOU want to set Goals

YOU  need to keep your F O C U S on those GOALS

"True Success"  can not take place until you take a hard honest look at your

H A B I T S that inhibit your focus 


interfere in reaching your goals.  

So THEN,    you're not really a person with ADD, you just have developed habits that over rule your ability to change your focus  and achieve your goals.

Measure that Waist line!     

So before you start the "NEW YEARS RESOLUTION" 
 sit  facing a  corner and have a talk with YOU.

What is your eating and exercise habits!  (ouch that conversation may be painful) 

OH YA....How about the daily habit of  feeding and exercising your Spiritual Being?  
How much time and effort do you spent keeping your Spirit Healthy? 

Then have a come to Jesus talk with yourself before writing your "new years resolutions"
Discuss the Habits you have developed that grew from Laziness and Selfishness  of choosing to live an indulgent life of self pleasure and instant gratification. 

It Stinks!   But, we actually need the Therapist Couch and Jesus as our Therapist to figure out why we fail.   It starts with being honest with what is the TRUE DESIRE of our Heart!

Is our Focus and Goals to Please the Lord and care for his Temple
Please our Carnal Nature of Self Pleasure?

1 Samuel 16:7

For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance,
 but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Every year we make New Years Resolutions!  

And they are the Same STINKING resolutions!

Cheer's to the NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS and Health and Wellness


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BEING ME! re-born, re-invented, a "do over"

Why wait?

First Day of the Rest of my Life.

 "once again" 
I'm trying to develop a new habit of taking care of me with this new "FITBIT"
Device I received for Christmas.  It's a device that keeps record....

It will hold me accountable with FACTS not what I "think and want to believe I am doing".  OUCH! 

My goal is not about losing weight and getting fit, but being"ME".  

  The "ME" who knows what to do and isn't doing it consistently!  
 (consistently being the operative word)  

To walk the talk is to: 

To Act on what we KNOW! To  show good judgement and strength and wisdom to say "NO" to poor choices.  This is about BEING ME!  The Me God Created  is the "ME in HIM" 

Acts 17:28 

In Him  Jesus)

we ("ME" )

live and move 
have our being. 

2013 Goals

HABIT #1  Commit All I do unto him
Whether it is eating, drinking, moving, "talking"

HABIT #2 Keep my Mind on Him... when distracted 
I will STOP, BREATHE and Speak His Word!

HABIT #3  Learn to Shut up! and LISTEN
Listen to HIM (His word)

CIAO and Salute! 
Blogging about TRUE Health and Wellness "getting back to our Roots" IN HIM

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.

Health starts in our Mind

What is in our Mind starts in our Heart

I was reminded yesterday as I took a walk at lunch time (trying to do the right thing) listening to music to uplift and minister to me, praying for those I love...


... the Scripture when Christ  was hanging on the cross and saying to His Father  

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me;
 yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42

It was an "ah ha" moment.   What was Jesus's will?   Seriously, did Jesus think something else could have, should of be done.... did he have his own agenda for his life.  An agenda that allowed him to live longer?  Ya, why didn't Jesus live to be 100 years old?  Just think of the work he could have done.

If Jesus had to say "not my will" then I need to re-think why I believe "I know".

Leave it all to GOD who knows what needs to be done here on Earth. TRUST HIM.  

His Thoughts, His Way.... 

Just some "Spiritual FOOD ".  
Feeding my Mind and Heart GOOD NATURAL ORGANIC FOOD. 

Having a Cup of God's Word to start my day.  (ok, I also have a cup of coffee with me too)

Salute!  To your Health and Wellness

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Bowl of ICE CREAM is a bowl of Guilt?

 Accountability is HUGE

So when we prepare to make our "New Year Resolutions" this year  who will hold our feet to the fire to make sure we STICK to IT!

Accountability is HUGE

This is where we have MUD on our face when we "say" we are going to do something and  then we have the attention of others who are watching us.

Accountability is HUGE

When we are ready to "make excuses" why we are not living up to "what we said we would do" then we are faced with feelings of Guilt.  Why?  Because we "think" we can fool others but we have NOT FOOLED ourselves.  

GUILT  becomes a giant  
Bowl of ICE CREAM 
devoured in front of the TV! 

Accountability is HUGE

ok... I've said it enough times now.

So, "where is the accountability"?

First we make a choice to be take care of ourselves by Exercise and Healthy Food Choices

Then  when we......
SAY IT ... we then
HEAR IT....  as we
WRITE IT....  as we 
as we .... commit to it

then we need to  PUBLISH IT

Now, we  are more committed to it because it's OUT THERE and  we become accountable

Why?  Because:

OTHERS have now
Heard it and are
waiting to See it

YOUR BEING WATCHED.... You are Now Accountable to something bigger than yourself

Yikes.....  here's a thought

What if you wore a T - SHIRT    24/7 that read:
I'm committed to: 
Eat Healthy 
Exercise Daily

If you were wearing that shirt:
Do you think for one nano second you would be comfortable ordering  a rich decadent dessert ?
Or eating a  double Cheese Burger and  a large order of Fries and a Soda while wearing that shirt ?

Do you think you would allow people to see you take the Elevator  instead of walking the Stairs while wearing that shirt ?

Enough talk.....

The Point is

Accountability is HUGE

So, when you're preparing your New Years Resolution....

Say "it" out loud in front of someone who care's about you.

Then  really HEAR YOURSELF SAY IT and
then WRITE DOWN in a place that everyone you know who care's about you can SEE IT

Read it every day, Say it out loud throughout the day

repeat over and over again in your mind

and make your  ACT of Accountability  a

new commitment to Health and Wellness

become a  new thread that you weave 

into the tapestry of your life. 

Change is an Action

Commit to Change and Act on your Committment
now that's "Integrity"

Preaching to myself 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Doing what is right, isn't easy but it's "right"


Wake up and reach for a CUP OF  the Word of God 

Sometimes the Word of GOD is hard to Swallow.  
Especially when it hits to the Heart of our Soul.

James 4:17

  If anyone, then

knows the good they ought to do 

and doesn’t do it,

it is sin for them.

              Taking care of the Temple.....   is Taking care of YOU! 

Eating Healthy Life Giving Food  (No donuts are not nutritional  & life giving)

Exercising our muscles to thus strengthening our bodies (that includes our Heart)

Thinking  thoughts that are  good, right, holy,  just and the perfect Will of God

Speaking   Truth ...... from the Word of God to ourselves and others

Listening   Active Listening to hear the Voice of God and needs of others

Touching those around us with Gentleness, hugs and Mercy

Shining the Light within us for the GLORY of GOD!

Breathing in His Presence and Exhaling our Fears and Worries 

To your Health and Wellness

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breathe.... and be happy!

Did you know you CAN NOT  TALK  while  Breathing in?  
It is a natural function that humans need to shut up to breath in.  Yet, we seldom take a breath between sentences.  And we wonder why we feel tense, irritable and anxious, with pain in our shoulders from being tight.  Digestion all messed up, difficulty relaxing until we  sit and sip a cup of coffee.  Our Body Screams for us to STOP and control our breathing.  We ignore this and develop various illnesses. 

Did you know that when you are Stressed, worried or feeling anxious you are breathing Shallow?  Which increases the feelings of stress, anxiety, worry and irritability.... and even anger.

What to do when your really stressed out, feeling anxious, feeling worried or out of control about life......


1.  Stand with Arms Raised above your head 
     Close your eye's and take in a deep breath through your nose 
      Palms towards each other  and directly over the head
      almost covering your ears with your arms
      this will lift your rib cage up and diaphragm up 

2.  Then OPEN the mouth  - dropping and RELAXING THE JAW and 
       Sing......  AHHHHHHHHH  with a single tone AS YOU EXHALE 
      through your mouth  
      while slowly dropping your arms to your side with palms face down
      NOW.... feel yourself  pulling your stomach into wards your spine

                    NOW....Feel your shoulders drop down  away from your ears 
                                                 as you relax your arms .... 

Draw up air into your lungs as you again raise your arms  with palms face up and hands directly over your head


Repeat this 3 to 7 times !  

Deep Breathing IN and OUT

Very Important aspect of this is:

Think   as you breathe in through your nose that....  you are BREATHING IN PURE Energy  "The Breath of GOD"

                                                     See yourself in a peaceful place 

Think   as you release your breath ... you are RELEASING the TOXIC energy of frustration, anxiety, worry, stress and or any "negative" feelings you may have.  BLOW THEM AWAY!!!!

You will become
 relaxed peaceful    

This type of breathing  increases the Oxygen in your  body
especially your Brain cells ( Thinking)  and Heart  cells (Emotions) are filled with life giving oxygen.
                        Every Cell in your Body needs Oxygen to properly function. 

        In the process of CPR - Breathing is checked before  the Heart beat!  
                               Without Oxygen the Heart can not function


Genesis 2:7

 Then the Lord God made man from the dust of the ground. And   He breathed into his nose the breath of life.      Man became a living being.

We are nothing but "DUST OF THE EARTH" 

Maybe, just maybe this is why we are to "raise our hands" and praise the Lord!

As we raise our hands and SPEAK words of Praise to our Savior AND the Word of GOD PROMISES that  it  WILL change the quality of our breathing!  


                                  Just a thought  

To your Health and Wellness  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

INSOMNIA a Time of Healing and Restoration?

The other day I was sending a little word of encouragement to my daughter and wishing her "sweet dreams".  I call these my   "Moments by Mom".  
I thought of the  scripture verse was about the Angels of the Lord Protecting her and her family and God laid on my heart about "difficulty sleeping" 

It then  popped into my head to title it on Facebook  "Cure for Insomnia". (can't say why I ever saw a real connection.... until NOW)

 Scripture verse was Psalms 34:7
The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him
 (who revere and worship Him with awe) and each of them He delivers.

THEN, last night before bed I reached for my Bible
  (better than a sleeping pill) and read a little of the story of Esther. 

 A Women who's story inspires me, Esther.... ah, Esther  

Plus, I am amazed and  love this part of the story  of 
how  Women had 
TWELVE MONTHS of beauty treatments!   

Esther 2:9 The young woman pleased him and won his kindness. He quickly began her beauty treatments and gave her carefully chosen foods. He also gave her seven servants selected from among the palace servants and moved her and her servants into the nicest rooms in the women’s house. .........12 Now when the turn of each maiden came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the regulations for the women had been carried out for twelve months.....
beauty treatments: 
six months with oil of myrrh 
six months with sweet spices and perfumes 
the things for the purifying of the women...

Lordy Lordy... 
Caring for oneself
"now that is: respect of God's Creation"

                          But,  here is what stayed in my mind as I feel asleep.

The KING had INSOMNIA!   Doggon it.... there is is again!  I think the Lord wanted to help me with my sleeping habits that have become a challenge. 

The King had Insomnia...  a very important part of the story that I'd never paid attention to in the past when reading and it set in motion the turn of events.   

The Story of Esther' is about her love of for her people (the Jews)  and her courage to save them from being murdered.  (Boy, do we need to do this today.... stand up and protect the Jews  who ARE our family!) 



Esther 6: 1-3 
That same night, the king simply couldn’t sleep. He had the official royal records brought in, and his young male servants began reading them to the king.  They came to the report about Mordecai informing on Bigthan and Teresh. (They were the two royal eunuchs among the guards protecting the king’s doorway, who secretly planned to kill King Ahasuerus.)  “What was done to honor and reward Mordecai for this?” the king asked.

His young male servants replied, “Nothing was done for him, sir.”

Wow, another side thought is the King offered Esther HALF his Kingdom!  But, she choose saving her people the Jews!  In return God Blessed her richly  ( ya gotta read the end of the story). 

Anyway, the point is this.   
The next time you have a restless night and can't fall back a sleep ask the LORD 

"oh lord, I why am I awake at 3 am?  

Ok, Lord... I will use this time to pray and worship you!  Take this time   .... for such a time as this.... to  revere and worship you with awe 
(as it says in Psalms 34:7).

Right!   Maybe this is the ONLY time the LORD can capture your attention!  Think about it.  Middle of the night.  No distractions.  

 It's quiet, the phone isn't ringing.  No one is asking you for anything.

Take this time (middle of the night)  to feed and heal your soul

1.  To think and ponder about how amazing God is.  To list your blessings (kind of like counting sheep).  

2. To Pray for those you love who maybe you have concerns for or worry about.  

3. Maybe this is the time when you need to harness your resentment or frustration at someone or something and give it to God so you can have peace in your heart.

Just a thought.....

Maybe it's not a coincidence that you are awake in the middle of the night. Maybe the Lord is trying to get your attention.  Maybe this is the TIME you need for feeding and healing your SOUL.

As they say:   Take Lemons and make Lemonade

Take Insomnia and turn it into a blessing 

ahhh  ..... to feed and heal your soul

Ciao and Salute to your health and wellness

(anyone want to be my editor?.... LOL)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What to Eat for Breakfast or Bowl of Spiritual Truth

Are you  discouraged?

Are you ready to give up?

Maybe it's time to 
FEED your Spirit
 a big bowl of Spiritual Truth
 (The word of the Living God: read the Bible)

Maybe it's time to 
EXERCISE your Spiritual being
with Mind Aerobics 
(speaking Gods truth out loud)

Hey! Maybe you need some Vitamin B! 

When facing challenges stop and look at 3 areas of your being:   
Physical, Mental, Spiritual

these  are ALL CONNECTED and interlaced

 Get Balanced! Get Healthy! 

What I find as a Registered Nurse is that  people fail at seeing the big picture.  They are usually very single focused.

If they have a physical ailment.... they run to the medicine cabinet or Doctors office

If they are over weight.... they seek out a "quick fix diet" or "diet pill"

If they are depressed or hopeless  .... again  run to  the medicine cabinet or Counselor

None of these choices are wrong.... just "incomplete"

All three of these examples scream out to me "unbalanced" is where you start when you have an issue to address

ALL diagnosis, ailments, injuries.... 
 can and should  be treated with a "balanced" approach

Our culture today is rich in "quick fix" ideas for problems that usually 
only address the Physical and Mental aspect of life.

I can not stress enough


it's time 

If you have been seeking an answer and keep coming up empty every time you try something, think about this spiritual story:

A Parable 
He said,“Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” (fish) When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. John 21:6

The disciples were SO discouraged because they were unsuccessful in finding fish.... they were tired, hungry and "broke".  

They needed  to deal with their situation "spiritually" 
Turning to Jesus and listening  and trusting what he said, his word.

OUR Greatest Mistake is when we listen to the world that encourages people   act like they are a God.
(Eve, in the Garden of Eden was deceived by the Devil to believe she didn't need God but could be her own God)

.... when you fail or have fallen

.... when life has kicked you in the gut

.... when you feel betrayed, robbed

.... when you feel alone and helpless or hopeless

  FEED            your Spirit a big bowl of Spiritual Truth

 EXERCISE     your Spiritual being in Mind Aerobics

That my friends and family is my blog for the morning

I pray you become more consumed with Feeding your Spirit and Exercising your Faith than...... focusing on "what to eat for breakfast!

Salute to your Health and Wellness !