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Words

The most important words we will ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we are by ourselves….

God spoke the world into existence.

J.K. Rowling spoke the world of Harry Potter into existence.

What are you speaking into existence?

Words mean things.

Thoughts lead to actions.

Reading and watching and immersing yourself into something leads to your thoughts.

Control your input to control your output.

My son drew this picture below for me.  I am a horrible domestic engineer and honestly rarely sweep (kids do that).  Thus,  I have no idea why there is a broom in my hands,  but I love how he drew a cell phone to my ear.  I clearly speak a lot of words, ALL of the time. Yes, I can be chatty.  Especially during placement season working our foreign exchange student program. Spring and Summer are always super busy for me matching kids from around the world with volunteer host families.  It is my hope and sincere intention that the words we speak to these kids, in our homes, enrich and add to their experiences, as much as they add to and enrich OUR lives in the process.

Who can you speak life to today?  Who can you encourage?
Even if it is yourself.  Do it.

Carry On ~ Be vigilant. Keep the faith.

 

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As Always, Make Champion Choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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Just Ask…

It’s not “YOU”.  You know that, right?

I’ve been in business for myself, and/or in some sort of sales or recruiting for over 15 years now. I have cultivated friends and relationships around the world. Remember this: Whether it is a new client or a new friend, you cannot say the wrong thing to the right person ~ and you cannot say the right thing to the wrong person.

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to make a sale, recruit a volunteer host family or even get a date … the only way to mess it up is to not say anything at all.  Just Ask!

Some folks will be your people and some folks will NOT be your people. Some belong in your tribe, some do not.  It’s never personal.  Really, it’s not.  It boils down to whatever frequency people are living on. One is not better than; or less than, another. They are just different.

Now it may sound like hocus pocus hogwash hooey to you, but think of life like this.  We are all basically an energy frequency. Some vibrations match and some do not. Let’s say you are a “square peg” and you are trying to fit into a “round hole.” You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole.  That is not a match.   Such is the same if you are expending your energy into activities that do not align with your core values.

Have you ever absolutely been crushing on someone and they did not return your interest? Ever been disappointed because you thought you and someone hit it off and would be great friends, and they disappear, or blow you off?  Remember my dear – you can be the best, sweetest peach of all the peaches, but that person of interest might prefer oranges. It’s not you, it’s just not a match.  No biggie.  It’s never personal.

Sometimes your success is dependent more on courage than anything else, but maybe courage is just your level of understanding. After all  — there is no real danger in asking, but we get so scared of failing like there is some sort of danger in being rejected. Edison had to disqualify 10,000 ways it didn’t work first, before he got it right.

So what are you doing right now?  Are you spinning your wheels, making progress, falling backwards or what? What holds you back?  What makes you stagnant? What scares you half to death? If you don’t know the answers to those questions, you should. Ask yourself these things. Seriously, just ask.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

 

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Explore The World, Without Leaving Home

Well everybody knows I am all about healthy habits.  One healthy habit I have had since 2003 is hosting and working with high school foreign exchange students.  Yes, I have willing brought in teenagers from other countries into my home and let them live with me for anywhere between a few months to 12 months.  I have hosted kids from Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Mongolia, Taiwan, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Korea.  Let me tell you, it has been wondering raising my own children to embrace cultural diversity.  They have broken bread with, traveled with and lived with people from all parts of the globe who know other languages, have different religions, practice different customs, celebrate different holidays, and so on and so forth.

You know what else is awesome?  You can participate in this amazing experience as well. My day-job is Regional Director for a non-profit organization called Face The World. This is something I am very passionate about.  I just love being a cheerleader for these kids and families and help making dreams come true, while forging lifelong relationships across the Globe.

Here are some photos of various foreign exchange students that I have had the pleasure to know.

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Right now, we are accepting Host Family applications and have limited school slots across the U.S.This is such a wonderful program and experience for your family. I would love to share this opportunity and let you know about our program. We have been able to host over a dozen students in our home and it has changed our lives for good. Please share this post and contact me for more information. Families provide a loving home and meals for the year. Students come with their own spending money and Insurance. Students are age 15-18.

Thank You for considering helping a students dream come true by opening up your heart and home and making a difference. LET’S BRING THE WORLD HOME! And remember, SHARING is a healthy habit!  Email me anytime:  hostingisfun@gmail.com

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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How Do You Like To Do It?

So I ran across this interesting post from a blog I love to follow (The Art of Manliness). No, I’m not a man, but his stuff is great, on point and universally applicable in most cases. He also has a lot of guest contributors.  I would love your opinions … weigh in … do you prefer group exercise or going it alone?  Hmmmm, or maybe just one on one with a buddy ? Do you believe in an accountability partner?  Do tell.

 

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This is a slideshow of various fitness pictures … me, my family, friends …

throughout the past couple of years, maybe 3 years or so.  I’ve lost track.  

It just shows a wide variety of activities I have done, alone and/or with people.

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yogaoutfitAs for me, my personal favorite is exercising (or just fun fitness) with my family.  My family fitness regime definitely includes my kids.  Just check out the slideshow above to see some examples.  That is not always possible, of course.  I love group exercise classes too.  I especially Body Pump and sometimes Yoga.  I would love to have a buddy or accountability partner, but I fear I do not really have one of those at the present moment.  Presently accepting applications for such, tee hee.
I will say; however, I do not mind exercising alone, at all.  Sometimes it can even be quite therapeutic.  I know a lady, in one of my fitness groups (and she’s a friend) – who does what she calls ‘angry running’.  She is going through a divorce, and when she gets irritated or frustrated, she uses that to push her and power her on the pavement or the dreadmill.  She calls the treadmill Satan’s Sidewalk which I find hilarious.
Basically, I like variety.  I do not think I would do well if I only exercised alone, at home.  I need interaction. I need people.  Not everyone is wired that way though, and that is okay. The main thing is to figure out what works for YOU, and then … ya know … DO IT.  So let me hear from you.  I love to hear your thoughts.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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Do You Get Heartburn?

This is information that I am sharing from a friend.  Her husband, John, is fighting Esophageal Cancer (EC).  If you are the praying kind, please pray for John and his family.

Did you know that heartburn can cause cancer?  Most people are not aware of this and assume that Esophageal Cancer is caused by smoking. In some cases, it is, but that is generally squamous cell EC. Adenocarcinoma is usually caused by heartburn. Incidence of EC has increased 600% in the past 20 years. It is one of the fastest growing cancers mostly due to our diets and obesity.

Esophageal Cancer  is considered a silent killer because by the time symptoms appear (difficulty swallowing, food getting stuck) it is too late. The five year survival rate for stage 3 or 4 with only lymph nodes involved is 21%. The five year rate for stage 4 with distant mets is 4%. However, if it is caught early, the survival rate jumps to 40% with most stage 1 and 2 patients living longer.

That being said, anyone with regular heartburn should get an endoscopy. It’s a minimally invasive procedure and could save your life. John has had heartburn since he was a child. He had scar tissue removed when he was 12. He’s been on antacids his entire life and still got EC. SO,  just because you think you’re controlling it doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Annual monitoring via endoscopy is the only way to catch it early enough. John has a tumor in his esophagus that has paralyzed his vocal cords and blocked his ability to eat, but it doesn’t show on a CT because it’s still within the esophagus.

April is EC awareness month.  As we get closer to April, if anyone local to me wants posters or pamphlets for their office or anywhere else, I can give you the link to get them for free. Feel free to email me anytime HERE.    Please help us spread awareness.  Feel free to visit and share this link: https://salgi.org/.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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