WEDNESDAY WELLNESS – TIPS FOR CLEAN LIVING
I would like to share a quote from my book Organically Yours.
It brings me peace. I hope it does the same for you.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
~ Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
Listen, I can give you all the top reasons why you should eat salad. And tell you that by making just one simple change to your diet it can pay off with plenty of health benefits. But unless you have been living underneath a rock for a very long time, you know all of this.
For instance, I’m sure you are aware that a bountiful salad is a convenient way to work in a couple servings of vegetables and fruit and is a good healthy habit to form. Especially if you have difficulty eating your veggies separately.
You probably also know that a salad provides you with the fiber that your body needs to help avoid constipation and lowering your cholesterol. And I’m betting you’ve heard that for years, research has shown that by eating a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables it can minimize your risk of many diseases, including cancer.
Not to mention that if your goal is to lose weight, well, a salad a day will certainly help with that as long as you don’t over do the fatty add-ons. Eating a little good fat is actually smart, such as olive oil, avocado and nuts.
I like to mix up my salads for the variety of taste and texture, but usually it is comprised of organic kale, baby arugula, baby spinach, pea or broccoli sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, asparagus, avocado, apple and tangerine slices, almonds, walnuts, choice of seeds… mixed all together with a little extra virgin olive oil and apple cider…with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Oh, and at this point, I’m also sure that you know that by eating a salad everyday with a generous amount of omega-3 foods keeps your brain healthy. And with the rise of dementia and Alzheimer’s this is vital to ensuring good health.
But let’s get back to the topic at hand… the 1 major reason why you should eat a daily salad.
Beyond how a salad can boost your body to wellness it can do something else for you. Studies have shown that by eating a salad a day it can actually keep you young and vibrant and reduce the aging process. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that pretty much the majority of the population will buy into this. Who doesn’t want to have supple skin, clear eyes, silky hair and stronger joints…?
I’m betting that there is also at least one person who wants to see you not only look and feel gorgeous but they want you to be around for a very long time. And this is because they care about you. Do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor – eat your daily salad.
Trust me, you’ll be happy you did!
Modern stress is a very real thing. What this means is that modern life has created stress that most of us find overwhelming. This new stress comes from:
Technology which causes us to be continually “connected” – so we’re never turned “off.”
Work-Life balance issues – i.e., trying to do too much and prioritizing it all.
Continual Stimulation – we are on overload from air, noise and visual pollution – it takes a toll on our brain power.
The real problem with all of this is that stress is inflammatory. So when we have inflammation circulating throughout our body we are in a state of dis-ease. If we do not learn how to manage our stress in positive ways, ultimately this can break us down and lead to chronic health conditions.
Studies have also shown that when we are in constant stress – we outwardly manifest what we are internalizing – thus many people experience clutter in their environment.
In my upcoming event, 3 Hallmarks of Wellness, we will be covering Modern Stress and similar topics that are of true concern. Learning how to cope and manage stress is paramount to our well-being.
That’s why in this workshop, I will be personally guiding you through the 3 Hallmarks of Wellness so you can experience first-hand how to learn how to deal with some of these real life issues we face today.
What happens when you go off your food plan? Or when you fall off your schedule? That was one of my biggest concerns when I first started changing the course of my diet and daily routine.
I was concerned about giving into tempting foods that I knew caused inflammation. I was worried if I broke my sleeping ritual that my body wouldn’t have the strength to fight back.
Then I learned about The Paper Cut Theory.
Think of a time when you flipped through the pages of a book and got a paper cut. The sting is an ever-present, annoying distraction. But usually within 48 hours you don’t even notice that it’s there anymore.
When you are healthy and you go off your plan, it is similar to a paper cut, but as long as you quickly go back to what you are supposed to be doing, it is not going to have an effect on your overall health.
Don’t beat yourself up about it, a break from your diet or routine is not a disaster. Being able to recognize a break and returning to the Clean Living process is part of developing a Forward Thinking Mind.
I will be teaching you a lot about the Paper Cut Theory and so much more at my upcoming event:
3 Hallmarks of Wellness
Do you struggle trying to balance your health, your mindset and your living space?
Does it feel impossible to do?
What if, instead, the constant battle went away? You could simply transform your life so you could reach optimum health, clearer thinking, and a smart environment.
Can you imagine what that would look like – what that would feel like?
In this workshop, you will be personally guided through the 3 Hallmarks Of Wellness so you can experience a fit & nourished body, a forward thinking mind and a fresh, free environment.
You’ll be exposed to state-of-the-art learning that will unlock negative patterns. You will experience first-hand a formula for clean living, a process for understanding & training our brains, and a toolkit for organized living.
I’m going to personally guide you through the 4 Components to Great Health, The 3 Habits to Boost Positive Patterns, and the 7 simple steps to cure clutter.
No longer will you have to sit on the sidelines wishing for wellness. With this revolutionary event you will finally experience what it feels like to live a vibrant healthy life and soar to new heights.
3 Nights Guaranteed To Enhance Your Life
June 6th, June 13th, June 20th – 2018
The Fit & Nourished Body
4 Components to Great Health
A Formula for Clean Living
The Forward Thinking Mind
3 Habits to Boost Positive Patterns
A Process for Understanding & Training Our Brains
The Fresh, Free Environment
7 Simple Steps to Cure Clutter
A Toolkit for Organized Living
Here Is What You Can Expect From This Life Enhancing Event:
Live interaction with Patricia as she personally guides you through the on-line learning material.
PDF downloadable course file to follow along.
At the end of each evening, you will go into a private chat room with other people from the group to review and discuss content to maximize your learning.
A private Facebook Community Page just for this event.
Community of friendship and like-minded individuals.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
I want you to know that I am so thrilled to finally be able to offer this event to you. This is the EVENT that I have been teaching on my book tour that people are getting great results with.
I’m telling you this because I want you to really see the tremendous opportunity you will have to bask in wellness. It’s a lifestyle changer – no doubt about it!
I can’t wait for you to be part of this amazing event and look forward to serving you in the highest form.
“If we look at our bodies as hosts for our sacred selves, then it only makes sense to provide them with the proper nourishment and care. One of the best ways to ensure that we keep our bodies healthy is by keeping them in an alkaline state. Having an alkaline body makes it difficult for inflammation to survive. Think of it as creating a barrier against disease and toxins that can harm us.” ~ Organically Yours
My Morning Tonic
Energy Boost For The Body & Brain
What we initially feed our bodies in the morning can have an impact on our whole day. I’m sure you have heard this before, If you start the day right, you will reap the benefits. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s very true.
Not only do you have more energy, motivation and clarity, but I found it also helps with sadness and anxiety. Now think about what would happen if you focused on doing this everyday and the long-term affects. It can play a huge factor in your overall health and minimize the risk of disease for the body & brain.
I make a green smoothie every morning, and it continues to help me feel more balanced, happy, alert and sharp. Plus I know this tonic provides me with vitamins and compounds that allow my body to heal from my health challenge.
Here is one of my recipes from my book, Organically Yours. Drink this smoothie first thing in the morning. I use all fresh ingredients and blend in my Vitamix. I’ve heard it been said that to gain the most health benefits, leave a 10-12 hour window (between dinner and breakfast) before drinking your smoothie the next day. Your cells are more receptive to nutrition and it’s better for your digestion.
Go Green smoothie ingredients:
2 Cups chopped kale
1/2 cup spinach’1/2 cup arugula
1 green apple
1-2 sprig fresh mint
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1. Combine all ingredients together in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
2. If needed, consider adding more or less almond milk/water to achieve preferred consistency.
3. Don’t be afraid to experiment with less or more ingredients for acquired taste.
Recently I sat down with Joanna Gagis, television host of Life & Living to chat about my new book, Organically Yours; Open Yourself to a Vibrant Healthy Life Through Clean Living and well, life.
Joanna asked me some personal questions about my wellness journey and then we really got into it and explored the 3 comprehensive approaches to clean living. It’s as real as you can get.
Watch the video, I think you’ll see what I mean.