The mindset of a self-help junkie is one who wants control over her mind, body and spirit; mastering her domain, desires, dreams and yes her DEMONS!
In other words: “if you want to improve your life then you need to change how you think!” Force yourself to have positive thoughts and you will become happier. But is that always true?
Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you start guiding yourself back into your Stream of Source Energy, and that’s where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from. That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from. ~ Abraham – Hicks
Most women’s nightstands have at least one self-help book or (Oprah Winfrey magazine “O”), piled underneath their latest Novel. Even if your not a book-worm like me, you still must have been interested at some point in Dr. Oz’s latest get-well solution — as seen on TV! Nowadays we are more exposed to self-help gurus via YouTube, Web Sites, Twitter, Social Media you name it the consumer can do-it-yourself and they do! This is the most empowering aspect of the whole Self-Help Empire. I truly believe you have the power to heal yourself, but we just don’t have access to all that knowledge, that is when the gurus, motivational speakers, spiritual teachers, self-help books, articles, magazines, tips and tricks from the wise and experienced come in handy, you learn from others and apply what is valid to you and your lifestyle. Some people think that Self-Help books can keep you one step away from living your life or if one is too busy reading they are not really-living. That is true, there is always a “con” side to things, what I realized I was doing was being very busy reading, busy living too, *giggles, but not really DOING anything (from the Self-Help Books) to change my life. I didn’t do what I said I was going to do.
“Get busy living or get busy dying.” ― Stephen King, Different Seasons
My moment of clarity — came to me in the dark corners of my mind, staring at the ceiling at night.
“I know what I have to do, I just don’t do it!”
Yes maybe but. . . .
Good day dear readers,
This week’s photo challenge “fresh” my entry:
This photo was taken with my iPhone 4, photo edited on Pic Monkey.
In tribute to March 20th the first day of Spring!
Thank you for dropping by, have a most excellent day!
Dear Food Diary,
Well the Paleo Diet didn’t work for me, now let’s try being a vegetarian shall we……..
[I’m not just jumping on another bandwagon, I actually changed my ways.] :)
A research review published by Harvard Medical School in 2009, the American Dietetic Association weighed in with a position paper, concluding that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases” (Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July 2009).
Some say a meatless diet is better others say you may suffer from protein deficiency, depression or other but it all comes down to choice and taking responsibly for what you eat and how you eat it. I came to this decision because I felt it was time for a change, not only did I want to eliminate animal products from my life for moral and health reasons, I finally had the determination to do so. My will was finally strong enough to snuff out my lazy attitude!
I’m not turning into an activist by any means, I just matured my thinking and my thinking is thinking I love animals too much that my body just can not bare to consume them anymore. I literally had a semi-spiritual experience to which I felt like I just could not eat animal flesh anymore. Part of it has to do with my love for Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist, I’m actually not any religion but I do hold some firm believes in this dogma.
Siddhartha Gautama in India began a 25-year journey as a pauper, culminating in his enlightenment, or Buddha, in Sanskrit.
He embraced strict vegetarianism. He wrote that “it is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
Dear Food Diary,
In the months of November and December 2014 I went on the Paleo Diet. I ended my Paleo trial in January 2015, why? Well have you tried this diet before? If yes, you know how regimental it is.
So what is Paleo? They call it such based on the “Paleolithic”era in which they mimic how our caveman ancestors ate. Hence eat plants, animals, nuts and seeds and eliminate grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and processed foods. The founder of this diet plan is Dr. Loren Cordain, you may visit his website to learn more about the Paleo lifestyle.
The theory behind this fad diet is by avoiding foods that were not available to humans at that time (Paleolithic era), it is believed that this will increase your health because our bodies are only meant to eat foods from that time frame, not processed foods in our modern times.
Fresh fruits and veggies
Nuts and seeds
Healthful oils like: olive oil, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, avocado oil and coconut oil.
Legumes (including peanuts)
Refined vegetable oils