Now to Live, Grapefruit

Breathe now and now and now…Burn fat…
Choosing NOW to LIVE
There is no better time to talk about living now than at the start of a new year. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll move beyond talking about it, to living it. 2007 is a year that for planet Earth is about bringing closure to all that doesn’t work, so that we can begin anew with the most important core values at the start of 2008.

One of the challenges that I see for many people including myself in the past (remember the past can be just a moment ago) is that most are not willing to stay focused and disciplined. Once a year on New Years we may say that we’re going to do this or that, but it is soon forgotten. I can tell you, it’s not a onetime choice. It’s an everyday commitment to the heart and soul of a happy, successful life.

Every single day practice positive thinking. When I find myself wining, I give myself two choices:

1. I take a deep breath and say I’m going to look at this differently now or
2. I permit myself 10-20 minutes to let it all out and then move with a brighter attitude.

At first I stumbled on what to say, I was tongue tied, but through practice, I got better and better. Every day I say thank you for all that I have. I learned to step back and not take most things personal. And, yes, I made the commitment to see clearly in all matters, this meant, NO ASSUMPTIONS.

Some of you may say that I may be looking through rose-colored glasses. It’s only rose-colored glasses if I ignore the warning signs. By seeing with all three eyes, I make corrections and re-evaluate when the red flags/warning signs show up; I don’t pretend it’s something it’s not.

A good of example of this for most people is in relationships. (Women do this more frequently than men do.) When two people are involved they each have thoughts on what they think the relationship and rules are to be. This is called a picture or file. Those thoughts may be right or wrong or somewhere in between. By stepping back and allowing the relationship to be whatever it’s to be, we are reducing stress levels. Do you know how hard it is to try to shove a belief into a box that it doesn’t fit? It’s tough and uses up a lot of energy. When energy is needlessly wasted, exhaustion sets in. Think about how much energy we have each wasted in the past. Oh my gosh! What would life be like if we stopped this and used our energy to help us instead of hinder us? I bet a lot of illnesses, mental and otherwise would clear up.

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen written in 1904 (classic) states:
“Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force, those who know this are ready to become something higher and stronger than mere bundles of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations, those who do this – align their thoughts fearlessly with their purpose – become the conscious and intelligent wielders of their mental powers.” (This a super cool place to be.)

Ask yourself daily, how does it get better than this? How can I use my time and energy productively? How can I invite healthier people into my life? Is this a lie or truth? Or a little of both? These questions assist Great Spirit to give us the best. And the best already exists, it’s just getting on the same page with it.

In Art Linkletter and Mark Victor Hansen’s book, “How to Make the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life,” you’re asked to develop a regretless attitude. So before setting a weight goal or money goal, set an attitude goal.

Peace, Love and Blessings,

Beth Carpenter, ND

Essential Oil: Grapefruit
Grapefruit oil is helpful in lifting depression. It is refreshing to the senses and can assist in reducing water retention and cellulite. Take a good whiff of grapefruit oil to brighten the day. For water retention and cellulite reduction it’s best mixed with a few other oils and applied topically.

I enjoy it in a spritzer with Valencia orange for a positively happy time.

Healthy Raw Snacks
If your life seems to be on the constant go and because of this eating healthy isn’t an option, THINK AGAIN. Wholefood Farmacy is a company that provides healthy, nutrient rich foods that you can eat as snacks or meals. I love this stuff, it really keeps me from grabbing something unhealthy. They even have a great weight loss challenge with their Tri-Decathlon DELUX FULL BODY CLEANSE. The Tri-Decathlon DELUX is a 13-day supply of pure, chemical free, whole foods.

Wholefood Farmacy has been around for a few years now. And their primary focus is making eating healthy convenient. Since I travel a lot and stay on the go, it’s helpful for me to just grab a bag of Phi Plus or Veggidelicious Spice and head on down the road. Believe me, my body thanks me too and so will yours.

They have so many choices from fruit blends to veggie blends and more. There is a one-time (lifetime) membership fee to order wholesale of $15. And with the membership they’ll send you a free bag of Phi Plus, which is the cost of your membership fee.

Here are a few of my favorites: veggidelicious spice, cranberry phi plus, beautiPhi, joulie and sublime cream. And I’m still trying more of the products daily.

The sublime cream I use on my face as well as the rest of my body, and it keeps my face moist and soft all day.

Whether you desire to eat healthier while on the go or maybe lose some weight, the products at will make a healthy difference.

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