Take the Power

Hi everyone! I've been taking time to work out some family stuff recently and have not posted the usual daily article. I found a poem by Susan Polis Schultz that really spoke to me this week and wanted to share it with you. Be well-be beautiful-be happy.

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street

Moving ahead in life (crossing the street) is just another way of bringing clarity about who you are and understanding of "what" lies before you. Though there may be scary things or challenges to that move, it still is a part of life, the "real" life we are supposed to live.

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Best of Fortunate Friday

Hi everyone. I wanted to dig into the archives today and give you some of the best of Fortunate Friday. Read one or all of them. I find it helpful to go back and read things a second or third time, as our first exposure to info or inspiration might not be timely or in the perfect season. I hope you are all growing and finding your special paths of purpose.

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The Truth About Splenda

Today, we have Dr. Anca with us for some insight on the sweetener, Splenda. As you read her take on the widely accepted replacement for sugar and visit the resource Web site she recommends, consider your own nutrition and the amount of sweets or sugar that you consume on a regular basis.

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Finding Perception

I'm spending a lot of time figuring things out and planning for some major life changes. It's not good or bad; it just is. I've accepted that labeling the events of our lives doesn't always serve well in the emotional department. Perception is the only thing that really matters.

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Emotional Milestones

Facing adversity is a part of life...sorry, that was sort of a DUH statement. It is in times of trial that we really see what we're made of. All of the bugs come out of the woodwork so to speak. And some of them can be big and ugly. I want you to think about how you handle hard events and emotional trial.

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Why Water?

I'm a firm believer in the body's ability to heal itself. If any part of you - body, mind, and spirit - is missing an important component to thrive, it will certainly let you know in the fastest way possible. This may include pain, low energy, insomnia, headache, confusion, extreme emotions or any number of distress markers that we usually notice...real quick.

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Teen Disrespect…I Need a Vacation

I was reminded today about how lucky I was that my two oldest children (now adults) were not high-strung, rebellious, down-right nasty, or any of those negative personas that make any woman reconsider her motherly throne. But that was like a million years ago.

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Gorilla Love

I know this has nothing to do with women's health, wellness, or beauty, but it really touched me. I actually had tears in my eyes while watching this incredible event unfold. Check out what stole my heart...

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Don’t Stop Believing In Your Journey

OK, so I borrowed Journey's famous song title for this post, but please bear with me as I make a point that will change the way you see your life. Take a look at the refrain from the song that has now made a HUGE comeback thanks to that little TV show called GLEE.

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Natural Body Movement

If we could really understand what our bodies are trying to tell us on a regular basis, we would no doubt be saddened by the message it is sending. Through just being who we are and participating in the activities of our day, we constantly put unneeded pressure and torment on our bones, muscles, and connective tissue.

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Going Off of Antidepressants Successfully

It is no shock that of those millions of patients, many either don't really need the meds or are being used as "experimental" subjects to determine if the drug will help conditions other than depression. It is in this fact that one has to be careful about not only starting an antidepressant but getting off of one.

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Why Do I Get Emotional Ups and Downs?

Ah, those wonderful - and cursed - emotions, earning the right to compete with the most thrilling and frightening of roller-coasters. I'm not talking about the extremes that would land you a bi-polar diagnosis, no, just the ordinary ones that take you from one day to the next; the ones that may, on occasion, make you question your sanity but are benign...for the most part.

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In Your Dreams…

Have you ever noticed how the most significant events happen when you are not pining or asking for them? This truly incredible phenomenon is what I am grateful for this week.

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What “Change the World” Campaign Would You Start?

Let's focus for a moment on all the campaigns that affect our lives, how they help, how they hurt, how they need to be changed. Ask yourself this: what campaign would I start if I had the chance? Really.

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