YOUR BEST SELF MINUTE: SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING

Have you seen articles online saying sitting is the new smoking? Everyone is aware of the health risks of smoking such as cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Smoking can also cause emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and even low back pain. But did you know that sitting too much is also hazardous for your health? Research that came out in 2015 revealed that the average person spends 50% of their day being sedentary– either at work, home, or commuting between the two.

It was also discovered that the amount of time we sit during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even death. But here’s the kicker – the increase in risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death from sitting is there regardless of whether we’re exercising on a regular basis!

In this video I’ll show you some simple solutions to this potentially deadly epidemic.

 

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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Remember the classic ‘80s Tina Turner song? “What’s love got to do with it? …What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion.” Well it turns out that Tina was actually wrong about love, at least as far as heart health is concerned. Everyone knows that regular exercise, good nutrition and getting enough sleep are important for taking care of your heart. Not smoking, limiting your alcohol intake and managing stress are also essential. Even getting massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care to address physical conditions that are causing you pain can be helpful. However, what most people don’t know is that more and more research is showing that love, social connections and compassion play a much larger role in determining cardiovascular health than people think. For example, cardiologist, Dr. Dean Ornish in his book Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy, cites a study done in Alameda County, California, involving almost seven thousand men and women that showed that those who lacked social and community ties, such as contact with friends, family, marriage, church and group memberships, were 1.9 – 3.1 times more likely to die during the nine-year follow-up period of the research.1

In this article I’m going to show you 3 simple but powerful ways you can improve your heart health plus feel more loving, connected and compassionate!  (more…)

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YOUR BEST SELF MINUTE: THE SECRET TO GETTING AHEAD

Now that we’re well into the New Year, it’s pretty common to start feeling overwhelmed again. We’re getting back into our routines, plus trying to stick to our new goals (or, heaven forbid, New Year’s Resolutions) that we set for ourselves. If you’re starting to feel yourself sliding back into old habits, this video will show you the secret to getting ahead!

 

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NEW YEAR’S HABITS VS RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year, Everyone! I don’t know what it is about going from December 31 to January 1, literally one day to another, but it’s powerful! There’s a sense of a clean slate, a fresh start and that anything is possible. It’s also a time when people sit down to make their New Year’s Resolutions list. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m not really a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. The reason being is that the whole process is inherently flawed. This isn’t just my opinion, stats back me up. According to Forbes.com, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. In other words, 92 percent of people will fail to keep these promises that they made to themselves. Do you really want to set yourself up for failure…again? Of course not!

Would you like to find out how you can set yourself up for success and avoid the pitfalls that prevent us from accomplishing our goals and dreams? Let’s see what Brendon Burchard, Jack Canfield and Stephen Covey, the three leading world experts on habits and success have to say. Whether it’s improving your health, your relationships or going on your dream vacation, what I’m going to share with you will help you to achieve that and more! Plus, I’ll show you how you can start literally rewiring your brain with supportive habits in as little as 20 seconds! (more…)

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YOUR BEST SELF MINUTE: THE YEAR END REVIEW

What is the one thing you must do by the end of the year? Pay your taxes? Clean the garage? While those things are important, what I’m talking about is a year end review. So, you might be wondering what a year end review is and why it is so critical to do. A year end review is exactly that. You take out a pen and paper or sit at your computer and take stock of the past year month by month. You look to see what went well, what didn’t and why. It’s also a time to regroup and see what’s working and what needs to change, in all areas of your life.

This end of year review is so important to do before you set your New Year’s Resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. Otherwise your life will continue to be the same old, same old. If you really want to make the necessary positive changes in your life plus maintain the great things that are working, you have to take a look back before you move forward.

In the video below, I show you how to go through your year end review. The review itself probably won’t take any longer than the time it takes to watch your fave show on Netflix. However, the benefits will pay off throughout the entire New Year and beyond! After you’ve finished watching, you can read more about the two part process that I outline in the video. In addition, check out a great resource from Jack Canfield that will help you take the year end review to an ever deeper level. Also, be sure to come back and read my January post, New Year’s Habits VS Resolutions for an exciting fresh approach to setting yourself up for success – in all areas of your life!

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Your Best Self Minute: 3 Ways to Work Through the Christmas Blues

Are you feeling blue this Christmas? Does it feel like a struggle to get through the Holidays? If so, you are not alone! Christmas can be a difficult time of year. It can be really stressful if you’ve lost a loved one, are having health issues or financial challenges. In this Your Best Self Minute video, I outline 3 ways to help you navigate through the Holiday stress and bring back a bit of Holiday Cheer! (more…)

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3 Ways to Create Calmness This Christmas

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, fa la la la la….. Whether you experience Christmas as a Christian celebration of Jesus’ birth, a secular Holiday Season, or whether you observe Hanukkah or don’t celebrate anything at all, December is a hectic month. Most of us are already maxed out with our day to day obligations of work, family and extracurricular activities like volunteer work and spending time at the gym. Then along comes the Holiday Season with school plays, choir concerts, work parties, potluck with friends, navigating mall parking lots, gift shopping, decorating, preparing big meals and getting ready to travel to spend time with family. Did I miss anything? Oh, yes, how do you create calmness during the Christmas Holiday Season? It’s actually easier than you may think. In this article and added video I’m going to share with you 3 ways you can create calmness this Christmas and during the rest of the year, too!

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