Happy New Year!

Well it’s another new year. I’m feeling very good about this year:)  I was trying to think about all the things I want to do better, all the new classes I want to take ( more yoga please), all the healthy dishes I’m going to prepare for myself, the bodywork I want and need so badly, and most of all make more money and create the business I desire.  In all of my racing thoughts about all of this I realized that all I want is to slow down. I realized that I’m never alone, I’m never really alone. I felt deep down inside myself that I don’t need anyone to come and fix everything for me anymore, I feel so good in my own skin right now that the desperation I felt before seems so far away, like it has transcended. I realized that all I ever need is right inside myself, and for once I don’t need anything from anyone else and I don’t need anything at all really except more spiritual progress. What I truly crave is my spiritual life and more reflection from others on the same path. I don’t need a plan for my life, I don’t need new years resolutions, my life will just unfold as it should. I don’t need to keep adding things to my schedule. Slowing down and really feeling joy in the moment is not what I strive for, it’s what I’m experiencing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Thanks to everyone who has helped support my blog this year. I hope to have more valuable information for you in 2013 that’s not only healthy, but fun too! Please pass it on to others that could benefit:)

2013

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Raw brownie bites

I made these delicious raw brownies for dessert last night and they were seriously decadent. They are so easy to make! All you need is a food processor. I love my new Cuisinart food processor that I got for myself. These brownie bites can be eaten for dessert or can be eaten as power snacks during the day. As I mentioned before, cacao powder is a super-food, which makes my list of top cancer fighting foods. The benefits of raw cacao are endless. The myths we hear about chocolate causing weight gain, cavities, acne etc. are false and are more likely the cause of additives like sugar and dairy.

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Are you at risk for pancreatic cancer?

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff — it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.
— Abraham

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers there is. The problem with this type of cancer is that it’s very hard to detect, and most people don’t know they have it until it’s too late. Some of the early signs are…

  • Abdominal/Back pain ( some complain of a pain in their side)
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
  • Pale stools
  • Weight Loss

Studies indicate that genetics play a role in whether or not you are likely to develop pancreatic cancer, but lifestyle habits are equally important. According to a recent Dr. Oz show, alcohol and soda consumption can be very deadly. Check the videos for pancreatic cancer out on Dr. Oz’s website.

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My friend Thom

My friend Thom passed away on Sunday from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in June with the cancer when he went in for what he thought was a minor pain in his side and back. He thought he had just pulled a muscle. His life was turned upside-down in an instant. At 47 years old,he had a successful business in town called Bella Boutique (which I had the pleasure of working in for 3 years), a new love in his life and the financial security he had worked so hard for, all gone in an instant. It’s crazy isn’t it, one day your trying to manage your life, make money, have a relationship, be important, all just so we can feel good. Feeling good is the point isn’t it? I know I just want to feel good for gods sake, life is hard and I just want to feel good. I’ve tried for years to fit in, get approval, make more money, be loved, fill in the empty space that takes over me. Always rushing from one task to the next, filling my day with stuff that I’m not sure even matters. I was filled with anxiety and worry almost all the time.

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