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Voting is Powerful


I am not going to bore you with all the details on who is the best candidate to vote for. I will stress that tomorrow is a time to be heard. This is when we can make a difference. The people that are complaining, are the people not voting.  Voting is powerful! Please take a minute and go to your district and vote.

 

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou


 

First Eggs are Recalled and Now Deli Meat

About a week ago we had a huge recall on eggs. The update on the eggs is that it has expanded to more plants so check your eggs against the information listed here.  Not to continue with more bad news but a new recall has been issued today and it’s on deli meat sold at Walmart stores. Check the entire story out here.

No News is Good News

When did our society become strung out on negative news? I opened up the local news on the internet to see what’s going and every headline is a negative story. A motorcyle rider killed on the interstate, a car crashed into a tree, a man shot in a house party.  Isn’t it odd that the news is filled with more negative stories than good ones? Maybe it’s because ratings go up if there is more “fear based” stories. Like, be careful when riding a motorcycle or you could end up like this guy who crashed. We all freak out about the” what if that was me” kind of thought.  Maybe that’s why we all do the “rubber neck” when we see a car crash on the side of the road.  Most of us look. Who care’s about cuddly news stories like, the guy who is a great dad or the mom who reads to her kids. No one cares about crap like that we just want blood and guts,  and to be scared into thinking that that the world is ending.

We moved into a new condo a few months back and we couldn’t afford cable so we waited a month. We realized that we didn’t miss the negative news stories. In fact we don’t miss watching TV at all. If we want to watch anything we stream it or go on sites like ch131. com and hulu.com.

The solution is easy. Simply stop watching the news. Why do we need to know about the guy on the motorcycle? If we knew him our family and friends would tell us.  If the road was bad and the news was trying to warn us that would be different.

A Smile is Worth More Than Money

A smile is far greater than any currency. You might be flat broke but you can always receive and give a smile for free. It won’t cost you anything and you could  reduce stress, lower blood pressure, activate the immune system, create happiness inside and so much more. So why not do it more? We become locked into our own world and it’s hard to escape.

A few months ago, I was having a really hard day.  It must of been obvious to an older woman in the grocery store.  We looked at each other passing in the isle and she gave me the warmest smile.  It was almost like she was giving me a hug and telling me “it was going to be ok”.  I smiled back  as if to thank her for lifting my spirits.

I invite you to try the game I play daily. It’s called “smile -smile”.  It’s really simple. Smile with love from your heart to everyone you encounter.  Like me and the older woman in the store.  Sometimes I get strange looks but it just makes me smile even bigger. You never know who might need a warm smile . Can you imagine if everyone did this daily what the world might be like?

Nike Helping to Reduce Their Footprint

It’s nice to see that a huge corporation like Nike doing their part to help the environment. Sometimes they get a bad rap for some of their business practices, but this is a positive step towards helping the planet. Check out how Nike is recycling shoes with the Reuse-A-Shoe program.

Stonyfield Summer Smoothie Recipe

The perfect smoothie to start your day.  Don’t let the lumpy -lump- tired -bug get you in the mid morning slump because you haven’t had breakfast. Start your day off with this super easy and yummy smoothie.

Recipe:

  • 1 Cup Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla  Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp of Sunbutter
  • 1 Organic Banana
  • 1 Tbsp of Organic Blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 cup of chopped organic  broccoli

Mix it up and enjoy!

Disclosure: This entry is for the Healthy Living Summit Stonyfield Smoothie Contest.  Stonyfield is a sponsor of the Summit, but not this contest.

Salt Can Protect You From Your Cell Phone

If you miss your daily dose of salt because the doctor put you on a “No Salt Diet”.  You can still get your daily dose and follow doctors orders.  The answer is: Salt Lamps.  Himalayan Salt is different than regular table salt. Table Salt is known as Iodised or spelled like (Iodized) which creates tons of health problems.  Himalayan Salt has amazing health benefits but it can also protect you from your cell phone, the computer, and other devices that give off an Electromagnetic Field.