Monday, July 1, 2013

Speaking from the Heart or What's your BMI?

Wadda ya afraid of?   Seriously,  what are you afraid of?

Fear can be a tremendous motivator  and  Fear can also disable a person.

It's strange,  but once again I feel a tug at my heart to speak out about something and it won't let me go until I "blog it".   Gheeze what would I do without the ability to Blog?   Well, what did I do before blog.... I "journalize" (or talked to myself in the car with the windows rolled up).
 It just wasn't as creative and fun.  I love to blog ... and I  get to use pictures!
 I just love that.
Ok, Who or What is knocking at your DOOR?

Tonight as I was getting ready to slip into bed, 
I just felt I had to blog about "Fear".  
Sure enough, I opened up my blog and THERE IT WAS! 

 Good Grief... my last blog was about "FEAR".

Have you ever had a thought that just wouldn't let go... but ya didn't know what to do with it?  Well, if your reading this....  then won't you join me?

What are we really running from?  Oh, I don't mean actually "running".  No, that would mean you're exercising.  Hey, that's true.  There are many people who take up "jogging" and don't realize they enjoy it because it so "cathartic" to their spirit.   Running ... RUNNING... just running!

Wow,  this is too deep for me.  I think it's time to take an assessment of what's "RUNNING" through my head.  Yap,  it's running so fast I can't even see what it is.  But, I know it's there.

Changes  that happen in our life, in our world....    can certainly cause us to feel "insecure", "scared", "weak", "apprehensive"  A N X I O U S...   Hummmmm 
a little like.... "fearful".

Changes that we feels we have NO control over
Changes that came about through NO choice of our own.
Changes.... that "rock" us like an earthquake.  Shaking the foundation beneath or feet causing us to have a sense that we can't balance ourselves.

Since my blogging is all about "HEALTH and WELLNESS"...

let me reel myself back in

FIRST: Stop and ask "Am I afraid?"   BUT DON'T ANSWER right away.... really think about the choices you are making lately, the emotions you've been feeling lately,  the words you've been using lately... Then ask yourself again "AM I AFRAID?"

Are you "A F R A I D"?? of the answer you may have in your heart? Many times our Mind Ignores what is in our heart.  It's called DENIAL.  Our bodies feel it, Our bodies react to it (elevated blood pressure, inflammation, decreased immune system, insomnia, headaches... etc etc etc

Hey, It's ok, we are fragile humans.  Until we stop and exam our choices we may find ourselves "running".... needlessly "RUNNING" expending a lot of energy running "no where".

 The root of "anxiety" is Fear (click here to see the link)

Ask these question:
"Do I experience Joy?"   

"Do I experience moments of Peace?"  

"Do I at times feel Relaxed"

2 Timothy 1:7

 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Put a FACE on what scares you!  
Then dig deep into your soul and find the David in you.  Yes, David.  Ya know.
David and Goliath.  
He faced the BIGGEST GIANT  of ALL. 
 He was able to do this because of  his Faith.  

In fact, the world wanted to equip him with a suit of Amour. 

 But, all he needed was HIS FAITH.  Faith in the GOD of the Universe
the GOD who knows us ... knows our every thought... 
knows our hearts
knows what scares us
And FAITH swallowed up FEAR.

Ok, That's it ! 

NOW...  Listen to YOUR heart
Then SPEAK UP  because "YOU ARE listening" ya just don't know it.

Ciao and Salute to your Health and Wellness!

Running from Fear is sometimes running to the Refrigerator and soothing yourself with a carton of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream! 

What we "choose" can give us the "blues"
because it leads to a 
 high "BMI" (isn't that cute?)

GO LOOK IT UP : What is your BMI

I blog, to blog....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A four letter word or A five letter word

Is your life ruled by a "four letter word"?

Oh, I know you don't like to say it... but are you living in it?

Don't get excited... the word starts with "F"
               (oh, what did you think I was saying? Ooooo need to clean your mind up)

  F E A R !  

I mean it!  Clean up your mind

Detox your Mind

Take inventory... are your thoughts centered in Fear?

Negative words being used?

I could quote verse after verse after verse... about fear 

But let me encourage you to RENEW your MIND
Center your thoughts
Surround your thoughts  in WORDS OF FAITH

Ooooo  what about that?

Where is YOUR FAITH?

When all is said and done, clear your mind of all its worries. Free your body of all its troubles while you can, for youth and the prime of life will soonvanish.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

GO ...... Think! 
 Live a Life of FAITH not FEAR..... 
By Detoxing your Mind!  
Drench your mind in Word of "A living God"  
.... 15 minutes a day

 GO.....  Exercise 
..... at least 15 minutes a day

Go.... Eat......  
colorful fiber filled 
nutritional life giving foods

Gotta GO...    

Again let me say.... ya I know it's your choice to choose:


to guide your thinking.

to guide your life

I'll blog on this HEALTH TIP again later!

Salute to Your Health and Wellness


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Go "Balance yourself" or GO "Blog yourself"

It was in April 2009  that I began Blogging FOUR YEARS AGO!   So Surprised! 4 years !!!!

 It has evolved into more than just a place where I can 
"talk to myself" (although I still "freak'uently" do)

This "blogging thing" that  I love  is my  self examination and  discovery of the following:

True Health and Wellness 

is obtained when we seek Balance


 Balance  is when we daily!

    Feed  & Exercise


Spirit,  Mind & Body

Stop and take a deep Breath and then  Exam the condition 
      of your Body, Mind and Spirit!

"The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living"

Some of What I have discovered during my blogging and seeking truth is the following:

  • Being overweight is a symptom of an unbalanced life 
  • 80% of illness are rooted in an unbalanced life
  •  Animals are ruled by instintHumans are ruled by habits
  • Habits are a product of our choices  and can be changed ! 
  • THE war we face is within ourself 
  • When we treat ourself with respect we can win the war 
  • Our body is a temple and needs our respect  
  • Our Spirit is often neglected and overlooked

Ok.... blah blah blah..... blog blog blog...

Now.... GO     " Balance"    yourself !   

Ciao and Salute! 

There is Always Exceptions to what I have said here.... but make sure they are "exceptions" and not just "excuses". 

Oops Not done...

A scientific study  took female rats and divided them into two groups.  It was discovered that rats who exercised  choose the  healthier food when give a choice.  The rats who "were allowed to live a sedentary lifestyle"  choose the high fat foods.

Ah, Confucius says: 
We are better than rats (right?) 

Don't you see.... when you exercise it signals a message to your brain (chemical reaction takes place)  and YOU will make healthier choices in what you put in your mouth! 
     SO.... Make the Choice to Respect and Balance yourself 

Don't forget what I'm preaching  B A L A N C E 

The Same is true for "exercising" your Mind....  

The Same is true for "exercising" your Spirit... 

Please,  Make Better Choices for Life

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit  is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness...

Fruit is produced when we FEED and CARE for the TREE! 

Ok,  That's it.... I done

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lose 10 pounds in 30 days or BE FAT and UNHEALTHY

Start with Fasting ONE meal a Day!  NO eating After 6 PM!

COME on you lazy girl, you can DO IT!  Today's sacrifices yield Tomorrows Victory


Take control over self indulgence 
immediate gratification (rooted in Sin)

This is it..... Be your OWN Self Coach  "Self talk" by quoting Powerful words

(Power is in HIS Truth and WORD)
"NO, You are not retaining Fluid -
You are retaining FOOD!"

Come on.... BE accountable to YOU! 

How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Month – The Diet

Your nutrition is going to have the biggest impact on reaching your goals. Here are your dietary guidelines:
  • Drink at least 1 gallon of water a day (drink a full glass of water upon waking)  FLUSH IT OUT!
  • No cheat meals – You can make it 30 days without eating bad food
  • 6 meals per day spaced evenly every 2 hours (7 am  9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm)
  • Multi Vitamin, Fish Oil, Kyo Green/EmergenC, Pumpkin see oil, GinkoBiloba 
  • 10-12 times your body weight in calories (example:  150 lbs x 10 = 1,500 Calories)
  • SHOOT for  30-35 grams of fiber a day
  • STICK to 200 Calories at each meal (6 a day x 200 Calories = 1200) 
  • Eat green veggies or other low carb, high fiber veggies at every meal  
"What fits better into your schedule...
 Exercise one hour a day or be dead 24 hours a day?"

 Before each meal:
5 minutes of "whatever"  Squats, Jumping Jacks, Walking Stairs, Push ups, 
5 X 6 = 30 minutes a Day

30 minutes walking after  Lunch and 30 minutes after Dinner Time  = 1 hour

Buona Fortuna! 

Foods to STICK With the FIRST WEEK:
each meal has  5 grams of Fiber!
each meal is  around 200 Calories

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with Organic Nut Butter 
High Fiber  Snack   Blueberries 
Lunch: Tuna with Lemon - Tomato  
High FIber   Snack  Strawberries
Dinner: Chicken Breast and Spinach 
High Fiber   Snack 

Most fiber is classified as soluble (meaning that it partially dissolves in water) or insoluble (meaning that it resists digestion and does not dissolve in water).
Soluble fiber is found in beans, peas, lentils, oatmeal, oat bran, nuts, seeds, psyllium, apples, pears, strawberries, and blueberries. Soluble fiber is associated with lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, regulating blood sugar, and a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Insoluble fiber is found in whole grains, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, wheat bran, nuts, seeds, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, nuts, grapes, and tomatoes. Grandma called it roughage, and one of the benefits of insoluble fiber is that it helps keep you regular, prevents constipation, and reduces the risk of diverticular disease.
Total fiber intake of both kinds, studies show, can lower risk of coronary disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
Foods high in fiber can also make you feel full longer and curb overeating. High-fiber foods are filling; they require more chewing and stay longer in your stomach, absorbing water, and helping you feel full.

Who are you  really kidding?   BE KIND TO YOUR KNEES!   Loose the Weight !  

It is sad, annoying and pathetic to see the damage to knees these days.....  
WHY do I say that? Because, Packing on an extra 25 lbs isn't nice to your knees!  
 Come on "WAKE UP!" 

Sorry I couldn't help but say that 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Emoticons are people too or Faceless Conversations

Watching a Movie the other day (Letter's to Juliet) LOVE this MOVIE! 

I felt excitement
I felt Joy
I felt Frustration
I felt pain
I felt Happy

I laughed and I cried

Since I was sitting on a plane.... I was attempting to conceal all these emotions 
(except.....  I  do think it's great to laugh out loud.... as if no one is watching)

It then was a "ah ha" moment. Heaven is a place with NO sadness or Sorrow...  But how could you really know you are experiencing Joy without ever knowing Sadness?  Hummmm

RIGHT...  Hey what about those Beatitudes  in the Bible (Matthew Chapter 5)

"BE ATTITUDE's"  is about  all about our Attitude.  


is seated in our EMOTION

(dance around this thinking with me... ok?)

SO THEN  OUR EMOTIONS are .... our a result of  EXPERIENCES

How could you ever know  true Joy unless you  experienced Sorrow?

How could you ever know  true  Happiness unless you experienced  Sadness?

How could you ever know  true  Love unless......  you experienced  Loneliness?

Our life from Birth is a symphony of EMOTIONS!  
We are an emotional "people" 
we are HUMAN  
We are Fragile 
"We are"

"I AM"

 ahh ha moment:   
WE need to KNOW Sadness, Sorrow, Loneliness
so we can Truly know
Joy, Happiness, Love

No wonder we now find the need to 

EXPRESS and CONVEY our Emotions 

in our Faceless conversation!!

We are a People created like our Creator..... Created In his Image
Throughout the Bible God Clearly shows us he is a God who is a loving God, but also
demonstrates his Anger (at Sin).  He is a compassionate God.  

Do you know the Story in the bible when Jesus wept when he was told his friend Lazarus was dyeing?  John 11:35

We are EMOTIONAL PEOPLE because We were Created by an Emotional GOD

AND.....    Our "HEALTH" is absolutely needing
             OUR awareness of 
                             OUR "Emotional State" of Being.

Our Reaction to events, situations actually Set in Motion a Chemical Reaction in our Body
Candace Pert Chief of Brain Biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health,
explains Molecules of Emotion, neurotransmitters called peptides carry our
emotional messages. 

 “As our feelings change
this mixture of peptides travels throughout your body and your brain. 
 And they’re literally
 changing the chemistry of every cell in your body.”

When you "sing" unto the Lord... SING praises and words of a Thankful
Your Very Being is CHANGED (at a cellular level)

You want to be Healthy?

Start here....



Boost that IMMUNE system by

Daily   THANKING GOD for who HE IS
for What he has done (attitude)

PRESCRIPTION:   SING a Happy Song  out loud  t.i.d. 
(t.i.d:  Three times a Day)

seriously... SING OUTLOUD!  It will drown out any 
negative emotions
It will change our Breathing Pattern
It will affect your Heart Beat
It will transform your State of Being
(ya know I'm talking about singing a HAPPY SONG)

Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; 
meditate on and talk of all 
His wondrous works and devoutly praise them!

CIAO and Salute to your Health and Wellness..... 
just me blogging... blah blah blah

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Get in Sync or TURN UP THE MUSIC

The Rhythm of Life 

The expression of being "out of Sync" comes to my mind when I thought about the importance of  Rhythm in one's life.  When I think about how I love to have Music surrounding me.  If I could live life as if I were in a Musical... Ah, that would be the best!  

Can you imagine if you could just break out in a song in the middle of the store and everyone started to sing along!  (yikes, I'm exposing my "Pazzo" self)

Hey.....  Feel the Rhythm by Turning up the Music! 
   "Up" Beat and "Up" Lifting Music

 Are you Out of Sync?

You'll know if you're " out of sync "  if you evaluate the following:

How are your sleeping habits?

How about your eating choices? Craving Sweets or Carbs?

Emotionally, do you anger easily? OR have feelings of hopeless, sadness or apathy towards life?

How is your energy level?

Relationships are good or strained?

Being in Sync can help you to not just cope with life but.... 
live life
with zest, joy and excitement

Being in Sync is about  "being healthy" 

A Prescription for Sadness:

Rx: Dance and Sing qd x life

( Rx = Prescription
qd = every day)

Let's start at the Beginning to figure out  "what  the heck I'm talking about"

and I mean "The Beginning"!

In utero  a person develops and grows in a Rhythmic environment
The very Heart Beat of the Mother who is carrying  the unborn person creates this.

Then the Tiny Little Person is comforted by the rhythmic rocking as they are held  in the mothers arms which are then close  to the mother's Heart.

Wow, think about it: What a Beautiful design God made.
We Cradle in our arms to keeps  the baby close to our Heart. They can feel our Breathing (Rhythm) and feel our Heart Beating (Rhythm).

And when being Breast Feeding, the little person can feel and possibly hear the Heart beat and Breathing  of their Mother. It's instinctual that a mother  to hold and rock her baby. .... "Rhythm"!

AND Singing while holding a baby to bring them comfort accomplishes many things.

Singing:  It controls and soothes the Mothers breathing 
(music calms the Mom which benefits the process of breast feeding)  
The musical tones and rhythms of singing  then calm the baby....
                    (oh, I need to publish a paper on this....)

Guess you can read that I believe a persons life begins the moment the miracle of conception takes place.  The very design of their being occurs when the cells begin to divide and multiply and at the nanno second  of conception (sperm meets ovum)   the DNA the "map" of "Who a person is" has been determined.  

Guess you can read I believe that Breast Feeding is not only  the most natural way to feed a newborn, but the most healthy start of any persons life not just for the nutrition of the breast milk but the attachment and bonding during the process.  Nine months in utero needs to be followed with at least  9 months of being close in their mothers arms!   (yes,  there are exceptions where this can not take place, but it should be the except not a  just a lifestyle choice). 

"It's too easy to forget how fundamental rhythm is in so many things and how important musical rhythm can be," said symposium participant Patrick Suppes, the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Stanford, who studies brainwaves and language cognition.

I don't want to take the time right now to discuss the way 
our body' has a  "Circadian Rhythm"  

Definition:  circadian rhythm is any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.

AND...... What about when a 

Heart is 

"Off Rhythm"? (not a good thing)

     That is Called: ARRHYTHMIA   

I'm  getting off track  ....   OOPS! this blog was about
  listening to MUSIC!

Singing and Dancing
are like  eating  
Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables each day!

Listening, Singing and Dancing to Music feeds the Soul and Body.  
The Rhythm of  music "helps" put yourself into a RHYTHM.  
The Rhythm that every Cell in your body moves and flourishes with,  since conception.

Why do you think that when you come to "worship" at Church there is 
Music, song... Singing before the Sermon starts?

Why?  It's because it's known to Center one's thoughts and prepare ones
Heart to HEAR and become OPEN to the Pastors Teachings. 

Music Free's your SOUL ...  Music Heals and Nourishes your Being

All of this to say today.  

It is a Healthy Choice to  WAKE UP and 
SING out loud, Dance around the house..... 

LIVE People, LIVE !!!   

 Get in Sync with how you were designed.   
To live life in FULLNESS and with JOY.  

THINK ABOUT THIS:  Our Creator filled this world with motion and rhythm.  Stop and listen sometimes to nature.  Even the wind blowing through the Trees, the rhythm of the waves on the shore ... ahhhhh

Dance, Sing..... Wake up 

GET IN SYNC with Music 
                     by Listening, Singing and Dancing
(every cell in your body will appreciate it)

Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.


Ciao Bella! 

va bene! 
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