On my last blog on Jan 14th, 2013, we started a path to daily meditation, which ultimately helps us connect to what is most important to each one of us. This is what brings us to the essence of whom we uniquely are. It steers us into an open field of creating, linking to and enjoying our passions that support us, and that support those we share them with.
How is your meditation going ? Have you sat still in
meditation for at least 10 minutes a day?
Are you starting to feel calmer, more connected to what is important to
you? If your not "feeling it" yet,
keep doing it - daily. You will and
can shift within days, and eventually minutes. If you have not started, please
take a look at the Jan 14th blog and the AWESOME inspiring video on Secretariat.A horse that taught us more about living than we realized at the time of his life.
There's a champion in each one of us, unique to who we are and what our purpose is. WE are our own champions. We can make anything happen. And the very source of our "champion-ship" lies in our heart and soul.
I encourage you to take the 30 day challenge to "go there"; daily and start - right now. There is a global movement, a wave of energy that is in sink with this practice, and hopping on this wave will support you in this process. AND, it is always available.
This is a (phone) photo of an actual photograph of Secretariat. It is in the living room of my home. A 38" x 25 " taken at the Saratoga Race Track in 1973. I was fortunate to have seen him twice during his second visit in Saratoga Springs.
Come to Bolton Landing NY on Lake George at the Sagamore Resort for a great Girls Getaway
The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient prophecy that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths - that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine.
The prophecy says that the 1490s would begin a 500 year period during which the Eagle people would become so powerful that they would virtually drive the Condor people out of existence.
Cathy Richardson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress, and designer. She has wowed audiences as the lead vocalist of legendary bands like Jefferson Starship and Big Brother & the Holding Company. Cathy is also a supporter of anti-hunger causes and kindly shared one of her favorite holiday recipes.
I saw her a week ago on WMHT, She sounded exactly like Grace Slick. I wrote her and asked her where she purchases her clothes and she responded the next day :) Here is a recipe I found on her website. Thought you would enjoy. I have modified a little as you will see :)
There is Grace in Times of Uncertainty.
We are living in a time of tremendous change and "overwhelm" -ONLY if we allow the overwhelm to come over us. Many feel we're headed toward a brave, new frontier, and are now literally creating the tools for navigating this unknown landscape moment to moment. I see this all around us.
We see people of all ages creating change in ways we have never seen before. Young children raising money for others in need, physicians creating culture change for health and healing (more to come in future blog), many celebrities establishing their own charities and or foundations, or have joined other. TV shows - like Celebrity Apprentice, are giving back millions. And we could go on and on. At a community level in Saratoga, we see fund raising and awareness weekly. Tomorrow I will be exhibiting at the Autism Awareness Fair at Skidmore College. For the first time in our area, people will see information on how to resolve autism symptoms simply by moderate diet changes.
Snacking can be a very positive part of your day. It can help manage a healthy appetite by avoiding over-eating at meals, or eating the "wrong" things. Snacks can also help provide lots of vitamins and minerals throughout the day.
Recent studies prove that snacking on the right foods at the right time can turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Get your metabolism going with a pre-dinner snack, 1-2 hours before your main meal. Doing so will help you stop eating once you're full, which is sometimes hard to do. The key to snacking is to keep the snack light so you won't overdo it, but to make it hearty enough that it will satiate you. Also, aim for a snack that's 6 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein, and one that is approximately 200 calories.
In a recent decision memorandum by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (CAG-00423N), CMS determined that potentially lifesaving and risk reducing preventive services for Obesity could only be furnished by primary care providers in the primary care setting (i.e. MDs, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians' Assistants). Interesting that all these practitioners are also part of the care team for surgical /obesity patients or patients treated with pharmaceuticals. None of them qualify as nutrition experts.