One day at a time

Success is not over night….. trust me! Anyone who has ever reached there goal, no matter what there goal is, had to work hard to achieve it. It may seem that it was over night but I can assure you it’s not. Any goal I successfully attained was with hard work and determination. It took years to make my dream come true. Now here I am, at the beginning. The start of a new goal. But what? I have so many interests but can not possibly be successful at reaching them all, and some just aren’t realistic. Do you have some of those? To be perfectly honest I’m having a hard time with this. I’m not sure where to begin. I have put my heart and soul into my last career since I was a school girl and 24 years later it’s over. Now what? To be even more honest, I’m scared. I’m afraid of failure. Sounds silly even when I type it. I have failed at a lot of things in my life but for some reason “failure” is like the plague to me…… I avoid it at all costs. However, I know  I must risk failure if I want to succeed at anything. It’s inevitable.

SOOOOOOOOO I begin, ideas, planning, than action! One day at a time!!

Sounds simple but I know that your aware it’s NOT. First, deciding what other passion I can actually make a living in….. hmmmm? The million dollar question.

I will keep you posted :-)

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s hope and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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Lottery

So the New Year is here and the lottery is at 900 million…. as of now.

Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know the chances of winning are like almost zero but we’ve all heard it before……. SOMEBODY’S GOTTA WIN!! It cant’ hurt to try and it certainly is fun to imagine what you would do if you hit the jackpot. I think of all the people I could help (besides pay off debt and take care of those closest to me). Wouldn’t it be awesome to make a difference in someones life who is in dire need? I already made a list…. just in case the impossible actually happens. I almost never play the lottery and I’m not a gambler but this time I’m in! HAHA! Hey, you never know!!

How about you? Have you thought about what you would do if you won a hundred mil?  What would be the first thing you would do? Would you tell anyone and if so, who? My guess is many friends will come out from hiding. Friends or acquaintances you may or may not remember. People are funny when they find out you have deep pockets…. VERY deep pockets. Do you think money will change you? It will change how people view you I’m sure. However, your “real” friends, your trusted friends will remain just that…..genuine and authentic. As we age those trusted friends are few. I’ve heard of lottery winners losing everything. We all think, “How could that happen?” Well, it certainly is possible. Some people get caught up in the moment and spend, spend, and spend till it’s all gone. Geez, I can’t even imagine what that would be like. To have something so awesome happen in your life than have it gone in a moments time. Thank God we value people more than money or things. Don’t we? Well I like to think most people do :-)

I’ll close now but keep this in mind; be careful what you wish for, it just may come true!

“If we had no hope- for cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter- we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn’t matter, but rather the essence of hope itself. Bernie Siegel

“Dear Lord, all I ask is for a chance to prove that winning the lottery won’t make me a bad person.” Author unknown

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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No bed of roses

People can  be hypocritical, sarcastic, two faced, fickle, dishonest, hateful, evil, deviant, abusive, compulsive, AND loving, honest, compassionate, giving, selfless, forgiving, patient, kind, considerate, AND empathetic. Obviously there are many other adjectives that describe people but one thing is for sure, we aren’t always a bed of roses. Even the most purest person can be an absolute ass. Well maybe not an “ass” but definitely a bed of “thorns” with no sign of rose petals! Those are the type of people you ask, ” What happened to this person, or Who is this person really?” You know the type, the kind that throw you waaaaaaaay off track and leave you in a state of shock. Yes, yes we all have bad days but I’m talking about pure hell, one extreme to the other type of behavior. We all have run into someone like this at some point in our lives right? What do you do? I guess that’s a loaded question because it depends on the relationship. There are many things you can do, many choices you can take and decisions are based on the relationship with that person that may be having a “mental breakdown.” It’s important to look at all variables.

So hear we are in holiday season once again and many people find it to be stressful. Perhaps you will run into that person that’s “no bed of roses” during your holiday shopping, or maybe it’s someone you live with that’s having “a moment” and they may just need a time out from the world. Maybe you’ll smile and forgive that person of there momentary breakdown, or maybe you wont. However you choose to deal with people is your prerogative. May I suggest to remember nobody’s perfect, pray for there well being but never, never forget you’re a priority and your well being is just as important (emotional & physical).

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best” Marilyn Monroe

“If your going through hell, keep going.” Winston S.Churchill

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and whatever else you may celebrate!

Live, love, honor, and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

 

 

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Benefits of Bone Broth

I love this time of year because its when I enjoy making homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade chicken broth!

Bone broth contains minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, from bones that help us to stay healthy, also adding fresh garlic is awesome for our immunity :-)

The cartilage from the chicken and it’s bones have a good amount of gelatin….. this is great for us! Gelatin provides glycine ( an amino acid ) which encourages healthy cartilage.

Bone broth also helps us with our digestion….. especially when digesting milk and grains, A big plus for most who struggle with poor digestion. Another thing bone broth is great for is SLEEP and STRESS. When consuming bone broth that contains all the necessary ingredients for a healthy body you”ll be happy to know it can  help you get a better nights sleep and improve your memory also!

There are a few great recipes for bone broth online, find the one that is easy for you and add this one to your fall/winter comfort food!!

” To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” Laurie Colwin

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Jack Canfield

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

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Calisthenics and why I love it!

Calisthenics can be done anywhere with no special equipment…. or none at all! You don’t need a gym to do a few calisthenics. Push-ups, dips, pull-ups, crunches are awesome ways to get your heart pumping. You don’t need a lot of room to perform these types of exercises. Calisthenics are an all over hard core workout no matter what. Being able to lift your own body weight is possible and calisthenics is the way to get you there.

Push-ups, you just need a flat surface.

Dips, you can do with a chair or your bed.

Pull-ups you may need to be a little creative with if you don’t have a pull-up bar in your house. You can always go to a park where there is a pull-up bar!

Crunches, again you can do these various ways but all you really need is a flat surface and some motivation.

Planks, there are a variety of planks you can challenge yourself with. Start off basic with just a forearm plank than advance to a straight-arm plank. I like to use a variety of plank exercises to get warmed up and charged up.

Lunges, why not lunge down your hallway? Maybe lunge on your way to the bathroom!

Squats, you can do free standing or against a wall. Make sure you perform with proper technique!

Handstand push-ups…… I know, I know! These are hard but you can try against a wall. Start with doing half a handstand push-up, in other words once your in your handstand position only bend your arms a little than back to starting position. Trust me, that alone is a workout! If this is clearly not possible right now, work your way up to it. Set it as a goal.

All it really takes is some motivation with determination. We all started at the beginning and beginning is a great place to start. Try making small changes and big changes will appear.

“The real workout starts when you want to stop”  author unknown

“Motivate the mind; the body will follow” author unknown

Live, love honor and laugh out loud!  Prioritize you!

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Favorite quotes of mine

“You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them”

‘There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were”

“It’s better to know and to be disappointed than to never know and always wonder”

“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we cant live without but have to let go”

“You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now”

“Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on”

“As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones”

“Don’t think of cost. Think of value”

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you!

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Detotoxify your body

I do believe that environmental toxins create havoc in ones mind as well as body. Our body naturally eliminates toxins through urination, bowel movements and sweating. However, have you considered stimulating your lymphatic system to help with detoxification? You can easily stimulate your lymphatic system through touch. Light touch! Simply use a bristle brush to stroke your skin starting from your feet brushing upwards toward your heart. Be gentle with yourself, you don’t want scratches on your skin.

You can also STOP using nonstick cookware. Nonstick cookware releases chemicals into your food…… NOT GOOD for your health. Replace with glass, stainless steel or cast iron.

Sometimes even the simplest little changes can make a huge difference.

“Respect and honor your temple– and it will honor you” Supa Nova Slom

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

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