A Natural Approach to Health, with Rhonda Nolan, NTP

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It’s Ok to Change Your Mind

Did you know that you can’t have a negative and a positive thought in your brain at the exact same time?

Here are some positive tidbits I’ve collected.  As you read them, I challenge you make it personal; to own them.

De-Stress Yourself

  • Listen to your favorite music.
  • Move – get that oxygen flowing to your head.
  • If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.  The moral; worry is stress and if it’s not big enough to remember next year, it’s not worth worrying about now.

Let Your Hair Down

  • Laugh, giggle, be silly, play.  You don’t remember how?  Go to a playground and just watch children interacting with each other.

Live in the Present

  • Time is of the essence. Don’t put things off for later.  Do them now.  Live and give as if today were you last day.

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

– Napoleon Hill

Get inspired

  • Curiosity keeps you young.
  • Take time to read blogs or books or magazine articles about success stories related to what you want to do. It will get you energized.

Take Charge of Your Health

  • Want good health? You’ll need to take matters into your own hands. After all, no one is going to do it for you.

“A healthy life is a compilation, an intermingling design formed by a thousand small acts, decisions, and questions. Each healthy thing we do, each life-giving choice we make adds animation and dimension to our overall wellness picture.”

Mark Sisson

Spread Cheer

  • A smile spreads. So go ahead and smile.
  • Avoid the whiners; they’ll just bring you down.
  • Instead be the positive person that others want to hang out with.

Give Thanks

  • Be thankful. There are so many people that have it so much worse than you do. In everything give thanks!


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.

– Charles Swindoll


50 Ways to Cope With Stress

I recently saw this on Facebook and decided to share it.  Thanks go to Holistic Hottie and “Mind Food” for this wonderful selection of coping with stress.

Get up 15 minutes earlier.  Prepare for the morning the night before.  Don’t rely on your memory … write things down.  Repair things that don’t work properly.  Make duplicate keys.  Say “No” more often.  Set priorities in your life.  Avoid negative people.  Always make copies of important papers.  Ask for help with jobs you dislike.  Break large tasks into bite sized portions.   Look at problems as challenges.  Smile more.  Be prepared for rain.  Schedule a play time into every day.  Avoid tight fitting clothes.  Take a bubble bath.  Believe in you.  Visualize yourself winning.  Develop a sense of humor.  Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today.  Have goals for yourself.  Say hello to a stranger.  Look up at the stars.  Practice breathing slowly.  Do brand new things.  Stop a bad habit.  Take stock of your achievements.  Do it today.  Strive for excellence, NOT perfection.  Look at a work of art.  Maintain your weight.  Plant a tree.  Stand up and stretch.  Always have a Plan B.  Learn a new doodle.  Learn to meet your own needs.  Become a better listener.  Know your limitations and let other know them too. Throw a better airplane.  Exercise every day.  Get to work early.  Clean out one closet.  Take a different route to work.  Leave work early (with permission).  Remember you always have options.  Quit trying to “fix” other people.  Get enough Sleep.  Praise other people.  Relax, take each day at a time … you have the rest of your life to live.