Bad Morning? How Do I Get Over It?

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  1. Find a quiet space, or remove yourself from the negative space. 
  2. Practice a five minute reflection exercise. 
  3. Accept that today might not be your day. 
  4. Try to identify the source of your negative feelings. 
  5. Share your feelings with someone you trust. 
  6. Put your bad day into perspective.

Super Foods are Hiding in Your Fridge

The easiest and most straightforward way of giving yourself energy, preserving your body and losing weight is probably available at your neighborhood food store, or it might even be buried in your kitchen. Don’t be alarmed, be excited.

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Many health experts from around the world have been advocating for the incorporation of superfoods into our diets, and some say that merely adding a few of them to your daily menu is enough to provide your wellbeing with an instant boost.

What is there in superfoods that makes them so desirable?

Some of these superfoods are rightly considered exotic, and are only available in health food stores. Among these, you can find acai berries (that come from the Amazon rain forests), goji berries (another rare fruit), Spirulina (a miracle working seaweed) and others. The good news is that most of the superfoods are far more accessible than we thought, and as a matter of fact, they are already available at our house. Despite the fact, that some of these healthy foods are underneath our noses, we do not consume them on a regular basis. 

Among the superfoods, you can find at the nearest market or supermarket you can find: legumes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, quinoa, salmon, dark chocolate (with more than 70% cacao), and many green leaves – the greener they are, the healthier they are. For this reason, kale has become the object of such legendary tales, that have turned it into the unofficial king of superfoods. Spinach, mangold and Bok choy are high on this list as well.

Apparently, turning to a superfood-rich diet is super simple, and super healthy: replacing processed foods or less healthy foods by superfoods, will not only grant our body important nutritional values, but will also provide energy and assistance to the different body systems. Some of them even boost the discharge of mood-improving hormones.

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Knowing What You Should Do vs. What You Really Want to Do?

I know everyday what I need to do, but do not always do it.

Some days I wake up late and star slow.

Some days I spend binge watching TV.

Is it a set back?  Yes and no.

Some days I need to rest.

That does not mean I will not get back up and start going after my goals again.

I will not beat myself for a detour on my journey.

I will reach my goals and lead a fulfilling life.

 

R.M. Drake

You shouldn’t look for answers in people who have left you.
There are no revelations there. No guides. No fulfillment’s of any kind.
You’re not going to find a map to paradise in these people.
You’re going to find confusion and a lot more questions, perhaps even more than you can handle.
And I know people change, that is if they want to but why give in?
Why trust who has broken you before?
I mean, people live and sometimes they have the nerve to come back but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to let them back in.
You don’t have to.
You owe it to yourself to be happy.
Besides look at you now, you’re a goddam superstar and in their absence you have found more of yourself and your smile.
You’re stronger and to be honest, you don’t need to spiral around the bulls*** their universe brings.
You don’t need people who have hurt you to convince you of how beautiful you are.
You’re a flower, and you don’t drown the moment the rain starts falling down.

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours

Kingma deals with love so directly…that Coming Apart brings immediate comfort to anyone in pain.” -LA Weekly

Next to the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship is the most painful experience most people will ever go through. Coming Apart is a first-aid kit for getting through the ending. It is a tool that will enable you to live through the end of your relationship with your self esteem intact.

Daphne Rose Kingma, the undisputed expert on matters of the heart, explores the critical facets of relationship breakdowns:Love myths: why we are really in relationshipsThe life span of loveThe emotional and unconscious processes of partingHow to get through the endingHow to create a personal workbook for finding resolution

Originally published in 1987 and continuously in print since then, with more than half a million copies sold, Coming Apart has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of readers experiencing the pain and stress of a break-up. For anyone going through the ending of a relationship Kingma is a caring, sensitive guide.

This re-packaged edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Nothing Lasts Forever

This hit me profoundly this afternoon.  I feel millennial understand this phrase, ‘ Nothing Lasts Forever.’  Nothing does, though I often live like I will have eternal options.  The people I love will always be around.  I can always pursue my goals one day in the distant future.  The movie Dead Poets Society’s phrase ‘Carpe Diem,’ Seize the Day should be embraced more often than it has been.

I do not mean, don’t plan for things.  You should plan and plan to be living well in to your 90s.  What I mean to say is also plan for little things and other big things like kids.  Have multiple plans, prioritize them and keep focused on those goals.  Remind yourself and talk with your partner if you have one regularly about where you want to go and what you want to do in life.

If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

This week I received two emails wising for financial guidance.  For years I always seems to have more bills than I did money.  I never got to spend my time doing what I wanted to do and always hoped to make a more money so I could like the life I deserved, which I honestly thought was impossible.  So I started watching what my wealthy clients.  What did they have in common that made them wealthy?  I noticed 3 things.  First, they almost never cared what other people owned, only what they owned.  Second, they hated debt.  I mean REALLY hated debt.  The third and final thing was almost all of them have financial planners.    The next thing I did was search out books to read about wealthy people.  The 3rd book I came across has changed my life forever, and countless friends.  It spoke to me, because it sounded like my wealthy clients.  It was called The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey.  it became apparent after reading the book, if I could not do the very basic thing Dave outlines in his book, I could not ever become wealthy.  It was a simple thing, but it was the first step/foundation, before I could even entertain the idea of being wealthy.  The ability to budget.  It sounds so simple, but it can be extremely hard for most of us.  Many of us were never taught to budget at an early age.  What does it even mean?  So if you are having financial problems/stress, this is one of the first book I would recommend reading or listening too.  I even took his live course, which was extremely helpful for me.

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

– Dave Ramsey

Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.

By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Editionyou’ll be able to:

    • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything
    • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)
    • Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!

Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication

This was a life changing book for me.  I would talk until I was blue in the face to my partner and make no progress.  This book taught me to understand how to talk to my partner in a way my partner understood.  It is fascinating.  Even though we both speak English, the way we use and hear the words is very different.  It is a must read for anyone who has had trouble communicating with their partner.

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an ebook. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

Of all the books that have impacted me, Awaken the Giant Within was a pivotal turning point for me.  It is a book I would say is part of my top ten recommended books of all time.

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

Modern Romance: An Investigation

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?

Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?”

But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.

For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before.

In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.