Modified fasting to lose weight, stay younger, yet still enjoy your food

Dr.. Michael Mosley
Dr.. Michael Mosley

 

In this fascinating, lively one-hour documentary, Eat, Fast & Live Longer, we follow UK medical doctor Michael Mosley, who wants to stay younger, lose weight but make as few changes to his life as possible. He admits he has a lack of self-discipline with food, and explores the powerful new science of fasting, finding a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. I’ve started it today, the 5:2 fast. You’ll understand what this is after you watch the video.  I’ll keep you posted on my results.

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4-minute workout for maximum aerobics & sustained metabolism

woman after workout
I like this, she doesn’t appear to be sweating 🙂

I should exercise for all the health benefits it provides but including weight loss for which I’ve had life-long issues.  One deterrant has been that I just don’t like to sweat, that’s why I hate humidity.  So in the past, whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes :).

So why is it on my mind now?  The mirror.  What the hell happened to me while I wasn’t watching??

I’m all about convenience, so found the “world’s fastest workout”, a 4 minute routine.  It was developed by a Japanese scientist to increase aerobic capacity as well as increase metabolism for up to 36 hours.   I’m too out-of-shape to do this now, but it’s what I’m going to work up to.

A Unique Magazine Find-ODE MAGAZINE, for Intelligent Optimists

Ode is a print and online publication about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better.   Their aim is to bring a new reality into view, to explore opportunities for positive change in our daily lives and our daily minds.

Ode now has a worldwide circulation of more than 100,000, and has helped make the ‘alternative’ media space more mainstream. The magazine profiled people like clown-doctor Patch Adams, guru Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil long before more conventional publications made them household names.

Ode Magazine

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12 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity

I have been a business owner working from my home office for many years now, since 1994.  It seems when I was just starting out, I had more self-discipline.  Each day, I worked on the most difficult or tedious tasks first, wasn’t as distracted by internet surfing, I remember being much more productive.  And now I have to struggle to stay productive.  Too much time on the internet that isn’t always business-related.  I seem to be taking care of the easiest and least important tasks first so what should be the priorities aren’t being treated as such.

I came across the following article on Lifehack with ideas that are relevant and for me, do-able.  I’ll start tommorrow :).

Do you want to end each day feeling like you’ve accomplished everything you set out to do?  Here are 12 strategies to boost your output exponentially:

productivity

Set productivity targets
Be clear on what exactly you want to achieve.
Maintain a work environment conducive to productivity
If you feel at home, you will be more inspired to get things done.
Have an organized workspace
If you have a messy workspace, you will feel disorganized and sluggish.
Put first things first
Put the important things first before anything else.
Time box your tasks
Time boxing refers to putting your tasks within fixed time slots.
Have a separate list for incoming tasks
Use a single list for urgent tasks, and another for other tasks.
Upgrade your skills
Your limitations in output come from limitations in your skill level.
Know your motivation triggers
When were the times when you felt inspired? How can you integrate this into your daily life to reinforce your motivation?
Utilize time pockets
Time pockets are the little bits of time you have in between one event to the next — waiting for buses, waiting for appointments to start. Have some ready activities for these.
Hold yourself accountable
Progress tracking is essential to know how you are doing.
Wake up early
If you are up before most of the world, you will be motivated to maintain that lead.
Remember To Rest
It’s about quality of work produced, not quantity of hours spent.

Online Radio Interviews-Interesting Topics With Women Authors and Experts

From WOMEN SPEAK.com, learn from women’s inspiring stories.  Hosted by Nancy D. O’Reilly, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Interview topics include:

  • How to Parent Strong Girls With Good Self-Image
  • Long Time Survivor of Multiple Cancers Helps Children Understand Cancer
  • Valuable Information How to Cope With Cancer
  • Women and Finding Success in Business
  • Shattering Limitations – Especially Financial Ones
  • Americans Have Been Brainwashed Into Believing We must Risk Our Money to Make it Grow
  • Emotional Spending: How To Break the Addiction
  • Mastering the Art of Aloneness
  • She Was Stalked, Kidnapped With 7 Year Old Daughter, Held Hostage, Taped with Explosives – And Saved Both Their Lives
  • Tips About Using Social Networking as Brand-Building Tool by PR Expert with A-list Placement Contacts Which Including Oprah Magazine, the Today Show, Wall Street Journal and More
  • Innovative Ideas About Changing the Workplace and How This Expert Helps Fortune 500 Managers Develop Strategies to Lead Their Younger Workers

Click HERE.

Lion in Zoo Remembers His Rescuer With A Beautiful Hug

The woman in this video found the lion injured in the forest ready to die. She took the lion home with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new home.

The video was taken when, after six years, the woman went to visit the lion at the zoo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Jz1JZFrOE

And if you like that, here’s the viral video of the two then young men in England who adopted a baby lion and later released it to the lion’s natural habitat.  Years later, they returned to see if they could find it and if it would remember them.  Whether you’ve seen this already or not, get the tissues out.  (Don’t worry-nobody is eaten).

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/25797678/

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James Dillet Freeman’s 1947 piece, I AM THERE. If you’re drawn to read this now, it’s most likely what you need now.

James Dillet Freeman’s work was taken to the moon twice, a distinction he shares with no other author. His 1941 Prayer for Protection was taken aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969 by Lunar Module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Aldrin had the poem with him when he made his historic moonwalk.  Two years later, James’ 1947 I Am There went to the moon with Colonel James B. Irwin on Apollo 15, where Irwin left a microfilm copy of the poem on the moon.

I Am There

I Am There
Do you need Me?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.

I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.

Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.
And I am in all.

Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.

I am the love that is the law’s fulfilling. I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.
Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.

Beloved, I am there.

—James Dillet Freeman

Freeman’s article explaining how he came to write this and two other famous poems