So true! We are all conditioned in our own ways- Limiting thoughts and ideas that stop us from reaching our dreams.
How are we “conditioned”, and can we ever completely free ourselves from it?
Wherever we are or go, we carry with us an image of ourselves. We create and re-create this image based on our thoughts, words and actions. This image was progressively installed in our minds by the influence of our culture, education, traditions, nationality, and all the things we identify ourselves with. With time, we develop certain habits and a certain structure of thought that is the origin of our behavioural patterns, which are very difficult to break free from. Our choices then, become very restrictive and our habits become the boundaries of our world. Freedom from this conditioning can only be done by gaining awareness of how our thoughts are formed, especially the persistent negative thoughts which we have been identifying ourselves with.
I’m sure like myself, you’ve all been letting go over the holidays and I don’t blame you … I mean who can resist a bit of christmas pudding or those melt in your mouth chocolate Santas. It’s all ok once your in the moment but then when the holidays are over its payback. The only way you can loose those pounds is by going to the gym and taking care of your diet. I find that if you start your day with a healthy nourishing breakfast it helps a lot by keeping your blood sugar levels constant through out the day . It’s when they drop that you feel the urge to binge and start craving all those sugary starchy calorie packed foods. I’ve come up with a perfect breakfast for this winter season, it’s healthy, has a good mix of carbs,protein,fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals. The combination of dates, bananas and nuts shouts out energy all the way!
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Knowing the benefits of goji berries I decided to incorporate this wonderful berry into my morning smoothie.
Here’s what I came up with:
I soaked half a cup of Goji berries in some water just to soften them up. I then put berries, banana and orange juice into the blender with ice. Simple and delicious !
The chinese secret to longevity in humans. Goji berries are full of antioxidants that cleanse the blood and dispose of any free radicals that maybe of harm to our cells. They are high in vitamins, A, B, C and E. Vitamin A being very good for anti-aging. Also they are good for the immunity, preventing cancer and heart disease and lowering cholesterol. Results show that eating goji berries may result in benefits such as mental well being, athletic performance, better sleep, calmness, happiness and health. You are able to find goji berries at your local grocery store, they are great on top of cereal or mixed in to a smoothie.
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