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Fear

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Fear can stop us achieving our dreams.

It can crush our enthusiasm and stop us dead in our tracks.

But those who have success in life are not the fearless warriors we imagine them to be.

It’s those who are afraid and yet do it anyway.

I am stepping out in business, in my writing, even in my health goals and I am constantly reminded of the very real threat of failure.

What if nobody reads my blog? What if nobody buys my product? What if it’s too hard and I quit before I reach my goal?

I too feel it but choose to take these steps to help overcome it.

Overcoming Your Fear

The first step in overcoming your fear is realising your not alone. Those that have gone before you were also afraid but showed courage under adversity. Despite ailing health William Wilberforce fought for 20 years to abolish slavery. Eventually to a technicality in law and outright persistance- He and his team were victorious.

The second step is realizing failure is not the end- it is just a stepping stone on your way to success. Thomas Edison made over 10,000 attempts at creating a light bulb. If he had quit after the 9,999th try we would still be sitting in the dark.

And finally knowing that your choice to pursue your dream may be the hardest decision you’ll ever make.

 But it might just be the most exciting and most amazing thing you’ll ever do.

So, put fear aside and when the opportunity to do something incredible comes your way…

Grab it! With both hands! And be the person you know you were made to be.

Opportunities are God’s way of saying – “You’re Ready”

 

Rewind The Future

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Rewind The Future

Our Children: The leaders of tomorrow or the next victim?

This powerful video made me quite emotional.

How does it make you feel?

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This is not designed to make anyone feel guilty rather to inspire this world to create healthy choices for us and our future.

Sharing is Caring – Share and help save someone’s life.

Credit: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life

 

My Muse – What she said was inspiring.

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A good friend of mine came to me for help. She had come to a point in her life when she wanted to change and shed the extra kilos she was carrying. I put her on the right path and just recently she has reached an amazing milestone – the 30 kilogram mark! 30 kilos Gone! Her story is quite exceptional and unremarkable at the same time.

How can losing 30 kilos be unremarkable?

Simple. Because the principles she now lives by and the results she is seeing are in reach for every woman.

Yes, every woman.

However it’s not her weight loss that inspires me but a simple conversation that I had with her recently. Everybody keeps asking her when she is going to stop? “Stop what?” Is her consistent reply.

“You know, stop dieting”.

“But I’m not dieting”, she replies. “This is now my life- eating healthy, exercising and loving it. How do you stop that?”

BAMThat right there is the greatest revelation to hit the 21st century.

That healthy is a lifestyle, not a trend, not fashionable, not even a ‘phase’ someone goes through. But a real ground breaking revelation that starts on the inside.

Now that’s inspiring.

She inspires me to keep going, to keep writing, to keep sharing, to keep learning. Because I want everyone everywhere to have that same epiphany. That they too can lose their unwanted kilos or can have beautiful skin or can feel a million bucks as they jump out of bed every morning. That they too can glow from the inside out.

Many of the latest diet trends today promise big and some even deliver. But until each person transforms their way of thinking the changes will never stick.

I read an awesome comment today that just about sums up fad dieting… Kristen Gard from Fitness and Nutrition Commentary says that diet trends really have people over-thinking eating, which is frankly a simple activity.

A simple activity.

I love that and if I could give you one simple piece of advice to help you reach your health goals, it would be this:

Begin by eating real whole food.

Not processed… Not fast…Not filled with numbers and chemicals you can’t even pronounce. 

Just fresh whole food.

Being the epitome of health and fitness may be out of reach for some, but to live a healthy lifestyle. That is attainable for everyone.

 

 

 

 

Holistic Health – What is it really?

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Health can be defined by the absence of disease.

Yet, even with the absence of disease we can lack wholeness. Each one of us has a physical body, an emotional soul, and a spiritual core. We can spend our whole lives at the gym, eat a healthy diet yet neglect our thought patterns or deny ourselves time away from the chaos of this busy world.

As a holistic nutritionist, I look at people’s current state of health and draw for myself a picture of who they are. Yes, my primary concern is their physical health, but experience has taught me to look beyond what I merely see in front of me.

During a consultation questions I might ask myself are;

  • When did all this begin for them?
  • What was their breaking point?
  • What are they willing to sacrifice to get well?

These are questions that go beyond their physical health. And the answers can help shape each individuals health plan. I have seen a chronic eczema client find little relief from diet and herbal treatment and yet have complete remission when they left a destructive relationship. And, I’ve witnessed clinical depressed clients get their lives back through nutrition counselling.

Wholeness is a lifestyle that nourishes each part of who we are and holistic health is a method of treatment that takes all three components into consideration and the undeniable connection between those components.

So, next time you consider your health ask yourself this question…

“Am I healthy inside and out? Or am I neglecting an important part of who I am?”

Tough question I know. But I’m confident the answer can be life changing.