Sunday, January 31, 2010

Apple Carrot Juice

Apple Carrot Juice

This is such a simple and affordable method to improve your health, and it takes almost no time to make.
Apple Carrot Juice Recipe
1 Carrot
1 Apple
- Slice the apple and clean out the seeds and the stem
-Add the fruit and vegetable into a juicer one at a time
-Pour and enjoy!

*You may add additional fruits and veggies as you desire.
*You may add honey for additional sweetness
*This recipe makes for one 8oz glass of juice

This is a much better way to start your day because apples and carrots are rich in vitamins A, B, and E and antioxidants; which help to slow the aging process, repairs damaged skin, and it tastes wonderful. This is a better alternative to those high priced artificial juices in the stores and it costs a lot less.
~Cheers to your health~

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Importance of Goal Setting

Everyone gets to a certain point in their lives where they feel that they are stuck in one place, and it feels as if the whole world is moving rapidly around them as they are held in a state of merciless inertia. Rest assured that it is not abnormal to feel this way, and that you are not alone in any way on this. I don't find this misguided attitude to be a derivative of depression, but rather a temporary disorganization in one's goals. Even though you may be following track in the traditional sense (i.e. finishing college, getting a job, finding that special one, having kids etc), there may be something else that you are missing that will fill the void of those in between places. I am talking about passions, and I'm not referring to a Fabio romance either. I am talking about the internal driving forces that tell us what we really want out of life, and it's important to fasten yourself to those passions otherwise you would have only succeeded in creating the frame of a 'happy' life while missing the picture altogether. This is generally the time when that pesky state of inertia comes back, and all the hopeless feelings as well.

While planning your traditional goals, also plan for your smaller goals, and start working towards making those goals happen. One of the classes that I had taken in college taught the importance of SMART goals; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound. Specific is referring to every detail of things that you would like to accomplish (i.e. getting an 'A' on your next homework assignment, doing well on your interview for the job that you are applying to, etc) These small, specific goals are essential when trying to get to the bigger picture. Measurable is discerning whether the specific goals that you are working towards are right for you at that point in your life. It's not realistic to plan for an expensive excursion to Europe in a month while you are working three jobs just to pay your rent and finish college. Is that goal maybe something that can be long term that you will have to work up towards? Yes, you can still make large goals but you need to evaluate if and when they are most measurable. Attainable is essentially the same thing. Are these goals something that can be attained shortly? Relevant is another important step in goal planning. Are those minor goals along the way going to help you to towards accomplishing your bigger goals? It makes no sense to waste 9 years at law school to try to become a dentist. Time also plays a key role in setting your goals because you need to factor in the time that it is going to take to work towards them. Going back to my last example, you can't just list 'becoming a dentist' after 'finishing high school' on your to-do list; it doesn't work like that. You need to figure out how long it is going to take you to accomplish the minor goals leading up to your long term goals. This can be somewhat irritating to plan because there will always be those minor setbacks along the way that throws a monkey wrench right in the center of all your plans. That's when you sit down and evaluate your SMART goals again, and get yourself back on track.

Don't think of goal setting as a type of chore either, have fun with it. Making plans to accomplish all your dreams and passions can be an exciting event, because it allows you to explore all the wonders that you could experience. There are no words to describe how wonderful it feels when you accomplish one of those goals on your list and to be able to say "I did it!". It helps motivate you to the next goal and then the next goal and so on; then VOILA your dreams come true. And do you know what you do next? Dream some more then sit down and make more SMART goals. You will find that your life is so much more fulfilling if you constantly feel that you are working towards something. Another positive side to this is that you will be so preoccupied with your plans that your state of inertia will be a thing of the past.

It is important to have goals prior to seeking out a partner also. This way you can meet someone who [maybe] has the same desires in life that you do, and you can have someone to plan with. This is a key element when in a relationship, but we will leave that to another blog. :)

I have included a link to the source of my SMART information. This was one of the tools that we used in my class, and it was helpful for us to finally get started with creating this business. We hope that this acronym will be helpful for others as well. Now, go set some goals, and have a positive day! :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Red Cross

We all feel the incredible pain as a result of the terrible earthquakes in Haiti. Thank goodness for all the volunteers that are bringing aid to this horrible event. Here is a link to the Red Cross's blog so that you may also follow the progress of this tragedy. It is so powerful to see people from all over the world uniting to help those in need. There is also a link on their website for information on how to volunteer or donate funds to help with this relief. We are praying for everyone who was affected by this tragedy, and we are sending thanks for everyone who has it in their heart to help.

Exciting News!

Mark and I are starting up our new lineup for our classes, and we are estimating that we should begin teaching by the beginning of Spring! We are gathering our resources, compiling our information, and creating our PowerPoints now. The initial start up of any business is difficult, but once we are more settled then we will be hitting the ground running! Literally! :)

We ended up staying up into the wee hours of the night last night just discussing our plans for Positive*Energy; what all we want to do, how we want to do it..everything. I must confess that the excitement is so intense right now that neither of us mind these wee hours at all. We can definitely feel the winds of change upon us, and we can't wait! :)

We will give updates on our progress as times goes on. Right now we are trying to figure out the best ways to network and get our site out to the public. It would be helpful if we weren't so computer illiterate. lol :) You can follow our progress by following us on our Blogger and our Twitter account. More to come once we get our other websites activated also. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Have a positive day! :D

Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome to Positive*Energy!

I would, first, like to thank you for your interest in Positive*Energy, and invite you to become a part of a team of people who are devoted to natural healing, holistic health, and the wonders of the human mind and body. We are still in the process of adding articles, resources, and various topics of interest ranging from inspiring stories to recipes, fitness to alternative medicine, and a few of my own personal philosophies, as well. Once we get this site up and running, we feel that it will be a useful tool for people who are in the need of a little inspiration and hope once in awhile.
Our whole intention with this it to spread positive meaning for others and to help people find a way of growing in every aspect of life. I can't count how many times a day that I stumble on something wonderful and wish that I had a way of sharing my experiences (or findings) with others. This site will allow me to share all the wonders that sometimes can be overlooked or not fully understood. We are very passionate about life, and we want to be able to open others eyes to the beauty of life and all its possibilities.
We also provide LifeCoaching services to those who need help with overcoming obstacles or tragedy or just simply lost [or haven't found] their direction in life. We would like to provide the help that you need to start living a healthy life free from mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional restraints. This is our passion in life, to help others; and we look forward to having the opportunity to change the way people view life and its wonders.

We provided a link to our Twitter account, and we are still in the process of creating a more extensive website that we plan to have running sometime around Spring-Summer. If you have any comments, suggestions, or are interested in our LifeCoaching services you can email us at

Again, thank you for your interest in Positive*Energy, and we look forward to working with you. :D