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The Art of Kindness

Kindness is both an art form to be mastered as well as a solution for most of our moods. Kindness changes the world in many powerful ways both big and small. One of the most powerful changes that it makes is in our own attitude. You may have heard ‘it is impossible to be miserable when you are grateful’…? Well I believe IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE UNHAPPY WHEN YOU ARE GIVING KINDNESS TO OTHERS.

So be generous to others, even that annoying person at work, a stranger in line or that cranky guy in traffic. Be kind and it will bless both their day and yours.

Here is a very simple wellness coaching tool I call ‘finding the beauty in others’ that I use in my book Total Transformation to help people transform their lives.

Exercise:

Finding The Beauty In Others

Today I noticed ________________________________________________________about

_____________________________(someone), and I thought

__________________________________________________________

so I shared with the person the following words ___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

Example: You have beautiful eyes!

It seems simple and it is, but sharing kindness is hugely impactful! Try this out today and see what giving kindness to others adds to their lives and to yours.

Demystifying “The Master Cleanse”

Is the Master Cleanse Healthy?

The Master Cleanse, like many popular health trends, is actually NOT healthy for you at all. First and foremost, I want to challenge EVERYONE to do your research before trying something new. While researching it, ask yourself ‘is this balanced’? ‘If I were to do this for 30,60, 90 days would I be healthy in the long term? Can it sustain me and give my body what it needs to function’? If the answer is ‘non’, skip it and opt for a more balanced approach!

Here’s why the Master Cleanse is NOT good for your body:

  1. It starves the body of macro and micro nutrients it needs to function. Long-term effects of doing this cleanse over an extended period of time as similar to that of people suffering from malnutrition and anorexia!
  2. It throws your brain function and hormones out of balance. Our brains need nutrients like healthy fats to function and keep our hormones in balance!
  3. It puts the body into starvation mode so your body destroys its own muscle! Ok, let me explain that a bit more, when people report losing a ton of weight on the Master Cleanse what they have actually lost is more muscle than fat. In fact, after doing the Master Cleanse a persons total body fat percentage may actually INCREASE! Why? Because they have lost muscle and so their overall body fat percentage is higher then when they began. Ever heard the term ‘skinny fat’? That’s what that is, a smaller outward appearance but an overall higher body fat percentage…not only is that not balanced, but it is unhealthy!
  4. It is rough on the liver and kidneys…why? Because the Master Cleanse’s calories mostly come from the maple syrup which is sugar. So this diet fad or so called cleanse actually dumps a ton of sugar onto the system and stresses your organs in a similar way as alcohol!
  5. It breeds yeast in your body. Yeast feeds on sugars. Yeast can cause a number of problems when there is an over growth of it in your body. Short term yeast symptoms you may see with the Master Cleanse are bloating and increase of fat around the belly area.
  6. It causes weight gain when you come off the cleanse. The Master Cleanse puts the body into starvation mode (which causes the body to store EVERYTHING…especially fat) and slows the metabolism.

This is one fad we recommend skipping!

 

Preparing for the Holidays

Preparing for the Holidays

Invest in your holiday wellness with a good game plan!

The holidays are just around the corner! I will be posting on topics like relationships, emotional wellness, holiday fitness and nutrition and of course on the much dreaded post holiday weight issues…but since I am all about balance, holistic (whole person wellness) and prevention, let’s talk some preventative measures today.

This holiday season, eat small, eat often, and move more!

Let that be your mantra this season along with ‘All things In Balance’! It is important to enjoy the holidays but doing so without causing problems later. So let’s break down this preventative statement, eat small, eat often, and move more into simple action steps:

Eat Small
I’m not saying ‘don’t eat the cookie’, I am just saying ‘don’t eat the whole jar at once’! Try to eat small portions for each meal. This will help you burn off the calories and use them up versus end up storing excess calories as fat!

Eat Often
Instead of falling into the typical holiday meal pattern of gorging ourselves with a few massive meals, eat often, every three or four hours! This will keep your metabolism functioning at a high pace and also facilitate your digestive system to properly digesting and absorbing nutrients.

Move More
I know, I know, aying around all day can be a huge part of your families holiday traditions. Well, it’s time to make some new ones. Move more and often! Get up, get out and move! Drag the family out as well and build a snow man, play a game, take a walk, or even set up an active game in the living room or head to the gym for a family workout or yoga class.

 

Ideal Life 360 is a Human Performance Transformation company, aimed at equipping you with the tools to live your most ideal life.  We provide various types of support to people who want to live an amazing life, including; ‘do it yourself’ courses, transformational programs, one-on-one coaching, and immersion retreat experiences.

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