Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Jewel of Self- Worth

To know your worth is rewarding. Self- Worth gives stability, confidence, and the hope for a new day. It is grounding in a time of confusion and gives assurance in the face of adversity.

Many suffer from depression, anxiety, and moodiness. Turn on the news and there are headlines about the number of people taking anti- depressants, “normal” people losing their minds in an explosive scenario, and even death from suicide.  Even the rich and famous, the ones that appear to be living the life that everyone wants have bouts of manic behavior, drug- use, and overdose.

What gives us our self-worth? Is it someone telling us how beautiful we are?  Or is it money and prestige? Numerous stories told by the media, shows facts that none of these will produce this result. So, what will?

It all starts from how we think. It seems so miniscule, yet, how we think determines our perception. When a woman stands in the mirror, no matter what size, and says to herself “I’m fat”, the result is a self-conscious woman preoccupied with how fat she looks. When a woman stands in the mirror happy, regardless of her size, she is free to pursue other ideas because she is free of negative thinking.

Self- worth is not about appearance. It is a state of mind that offsets negative that gets in our path. We may lose our job, however, if we perceive it as an opportunity to pursue talents that we have been neglecting, our thoughts stay lofty about ourselves, lives, and future. By thinking this way, develops assurance in ourselves and what we can do, allowing nothing or no one to dictate our worth.  

Look at every obstacle as an opportunity. Whatever seems unpleasant at the time, look for the beauty in it. This is how we maintain our value, knowing that beauty is in us and all around us.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Drink Your Green and White!

Daily, we are exposed to harsh toxins from our environment, the air we breathe, the water we use and the food that we eat. As much as we may monitor our intake of food and liquids for quality assurance, much of what we eat is still the best of the worst due to poor soil. poor air quality, and export/import of various foods. These traces of toxins can build up over time and produce one of the greatest enemies of the body... cancer.

Nature has provided us with antioxidants to get rid of these pesky little free radicals. First, what is an antioxidant? An antioxidant is an enzyme that can counteract the damaging effects of oxidation to any part of the human tissue. If some of the cells in your body were to be oxidized, hindering their growth causing deterioration ( death of the cells ), an antioxidant will combat this process to allow your cells to rejuvenate if possible or allow for a healthy environment for proper cell production.

Two of the best known antioxidants are Green and White Tea. Both originating  from China, they are celebrated for their unique properties in Asia and the world over. Delicious and light in flavor, these teas are produced from the delicately harvested Camellia sinensis plant. White Tea is from the younger plant and Green Tea is from the more matured version.

Green Tea is superb because it is an antioxidant , anti-carcinogen, and has been proven to gently raise the metabolic rate producing weight loss. The benefits of Green Tea are better received when drank daily. Green Tea does not produce immediate results of weight loss, however, gradually in addition to a healthy lifestyle, it will greatly improve your results.

White Tea is very potent in antioxidants and anti-carcinogens. During the times of the Royal Dynasties in China, White Tea was the preferred tea because of its delicate flavor and beneficial effects.

Green Tea and White Tea are a needed part of a healthy lifestyle. Green Tea is especially wonderful for the mamas that wants to get back to being curvaceous. Try drinking it daily with a touch of agave. Even mix it up a bit by sampling it in different flavors. Pomegranate Green Tea has an exotic flavor and added antioxidants (from the pomegranate). Enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Expansion on 3 Levels

On our journey we must expand our spirit, our minds, and our bodies. This is a time of building and renewing ourselves. To obtain a want takes patience, diligence, and stamina. Expanding our spirit to higher elevations will strengthen our minds and bodies.
Everyday, take the time to broaden your perceptions of what you think, do, and have around you. Look at the sky and imagine what could be beyond it. Look at the trees and have gratitude for the oxygen they give you. Stretch your limbs 10 seconds longer than you did yesterday. As we expand, we get better and we grow.

Enjoy  this journey in your life. Take the time to love self and learn something new daily. Life is what we make it. Expand your light to give others a brighter day!