Tuesday, December 31, 2013

know your Numbers - Resources, Links and Articles

Visible By Numbers - Resources, Links and Articles:
2+0+1+4 = 7 which means 2014 is a 7 Universal Year and the energy of the 7 will strongly influence our collective experience throughout the year.
Keywords for the Number 7: Spiritual, Seeking the Truth, Scientific, Knowledge, Intellect, Analytical, Skeptical, Introspective, Secretive, Wisdom, Bridge Between Heaven and Earth, Mystical, Intuitive, Loner.

Just to remind you, the 7 is the Universal Year energy and influences the world trend for the year. It will show up in major news headlines. You also have your own Personal Year energy so be sure to visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21NV4Ql56kU for a new video on the Personal Year Number.
Read the FULL ARTICLE here.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Reproductive Health And The Industrialized Food System: A Point Of Intervention For Health Policy

Reproductive Health And The Industrialized Food System: A Point Of Intervention For Health Policy:
Widespread exposure to processed, prepared, and sweetened foods and beverages contribute to the US obesity epidemic and the concomitant increased risk for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, some forms of arthritis, and several cancers. 63
The prevalence of diets that are relatively high in fructose and low in fiber may also adversely influence children’s metabolism and the related capacity to regulate their weight.64

63 White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation: report to the President. Washington (DC): The Task Force; 2010.
64 Lustig RH. The ‘skinny’ on childhood obesity: how our western environment starves kids’ brains. Pediatric Annals. 2006;35(12):898–902, 905–7.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Top 5 Alkaline Foods for Better Health : Natural Society

Top 5 Alkaline Foods for Better Health : Natural Society: Here are 5 alkaline foods to get you started.

1. Lemons are possibly the most alkaline foods around, plus, they offer many health benefits. Starting your day with a glass of lemon water is a good way to work towards balancing your pH levels first thing. While lemons are initially acidic, the end result is alkaline.
2. Watermelons are another great alkaline-forming food, and are a great diuretic to boot. Check out some other health benefits of watermelons here.
3. Cayenne peppers have numerous benefits even beyond being alkaline-forming. From their antioxidant concentration to their potential added benefits in weight loss ventures, these peppers should be a part of every diet.
4. Leafy Greens, like many other alkalizing foods, have a wealth of health benefits. Things like spinach, kale, chard, and collards are rich in folate and vitamin K. They are also great helpers for the digestive system.
5. Apples have a pH level of about 8.0. They are also rich in fiber, which makes them great for digestion.
Not all vegetables and fruit are alkaline-producing. Some are actually acidifying. Things like corn, lentils, olives, winter squash, blueberries, and cranberries are considered acid-forming. However, these foods also have amazing benefits. Generally, if you eliminate the acid-forming processed foods, you can still enjoy these acid-forming fruit and vegetables on a regular basis.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Ability To Execute Is Your Most Valuable Asset | OPEN Forum

The Ability To Execute Is Your Most Valuable Asset | OPEN Forum:
Ideas are cheap, but action is rare. Here's why execution matters for your business.
October 31, 2011 Ideas are cheap, but action is rare. Execution, from start to finish, is the most valuable element of business, any business. Here's why it matters and how to make more of it happen in your business.
The herd man vs. the individual man
William Crosbie Hunter once wrote, “There are two kinds of men, the kind that lives in the herd and the kind that has strong individuality that needs room to grow. The herd man exists in infinitely greater numbers than the individual man.”
All those who don't like being crammed in a cattle chute, stand up and be counted. Ahem. There are lots of you. Lots of hands. Lots of people standing.
Let's narrow this down.
All those who like taking full responsibility for their choices, making the best use of their time, working way too hard and way too long, setting impossibly high expectations for themselves and then meeting them, trying a lot of things that fail in order to find the ones that succeed…you folks stand up and be counted.
Hm. Small crowd this time. Just a few of you. It was that "working hard and long" that got most of those hands down, I'll bet.
At any rate, you folks, the ones still standing: yes, you. You're the anti-herd. It's true, there aren't many of you. That's why you often feel like the world doesn't understand you, or, at any rate, your parents/friends/significant others don't understand you.
Oh, there are plenty of people around who will nod and reiterate their own grand passions, but at the end of the day, they're chilling with a beer and the latest reality show, and you're cranking out the hours of more work, more work and more work. They're talking about creating something, but you, anti-herd guy or gal? You're actually creating something.
And that's the secret.
The most valuable item in a business, any business, is the ability to execute. Anybody can have an idea or plan out a project. What separates the individuals and businesses who succeed from the herd is action.
It's not just any action that makes the difference, though.

Getting it done
Whatever it is, doing something from start to finish, and doing it in a timely, professional matter is key. Not just to know what to do, but to discipline yourself and actually get it done. What do you wish most for in your employees? How about that they would simply do their jobs?
How about you? Do you make it a habit to take each task from start to finish, then move to the next? Or are you prone to distraction, bouts of procrastination and a constant feeling of being a few steps behind? Do you feel like you start each day racing to catch up?
This is not the way a business has to be run, and it's not the way you have to work or live. There are no magic pills or formulas, but there are some tools, or habits, that you could adopt to help you be more productive.

Tool 1: The habit of starting
Beginning something is half the battle, because it's at the point of starting that we encounter the most resistance. We put off starting a task because we think we don't have enough time or we don't have all the resources or we need some important feedback.
Get into the habit of starting before you feel ready, before you have enough time, before you have all your ducks in a row. Start anyway. The thing about being ready is that, even if you feel ready, things rarely work exactly according to plan. You're going to have to improvise along the way, so go ahead and just start now.
Instead of trusting your preparation, trust your ability to analyze, adapt and act along the way.

Tool 2: The habit of focus
Most of us spend too much time trying to minimize interruptions in order to get some work done. It's great to minimize the interruptions you can control, but most of them are out of your control.
Accept that interruptions and distractions are part of life. Quit denying their existence or fighting a battle that is futile. Instead, cultivate the habit of focus. If you can learn to concentrate, you can learn to get stuff done despite the interruptions that will happen.

Tool 3: The habit of daily progress
Big projects scare us because we really don't see how we can make significant progress on them. But small steps add up. If you figure out the actions you need to take to reach your goal, and then make a small version of those actions a daily habit, you'll get there.
Daily, habitual action will get the biggest project done.
Create a daily checklist of the actions you need to complete for your current project. Focus on only one or two big projects at a time. Keep that daily checklist front and center, check it off daily, and keep track of the progress you're making toward your goal.

Tool 4: The habit of finishing
You start. You focus. You act daily. And you get there, sooner than you might think. The final tool is the ability to call the thing done.
Perfection has its place, but it needs to be something that serves you in the quest for quality, not something that controls you. Choose which parts of your project need to be perfect. Give them more time. But don't place the standard of perfection on the project as a whole.
Instead, let done be done. Wrap it up, ship it out and then focus on the next project. Take one task, one idea, or one project all the way to completion.
Annie Mueller writes about all aspects of productivity in life and at work. Her work can be seen at numerous online publications. She blogs at AnnieMueller.com. Find her on twitter: @anniemueller.