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How to Bookend Your Day?

Hello fellow health seekers!

Do you bookend your day?

Just as there is the best procedure for optimizing the life of your car by how you start the heat in your car on a cold day, the steps in changing the oil or running your dishwasher, there are recommended steps in optimizing your day for optimum productivity and a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment. How?

You bookend it!

Start a daily routine.

Upon rising:
• Drink a glass of water
• Do your exercises
• Do your meditation
• What is your goal for today?
• What act of kindness do you want to give to one person?
• What skill or strength do you want to develop?

Depending on whether you work from home or away will determine your next steps.
Don’t view your emails or social media until at least noon. They are time wasters!

In the morning:
• Make a list of 3 priorities
• Make a list of 3 people you need to call
• Make a list of 3 emails you need to respond to or more
• Take a break from the computer every 60 minutes by setting a timer on your cell phone. (keep your cell phone at least 10 steps away, so you have to get up to answer it and to minimize some of the EMF’s) Get up and stretch, do arm exercise, take 5 deep breathes.

Throughout the day:
• Practise Heart Math or mindfulness breathing to minimize stress.

At the end of the day before you walk in the front door at home:
• Imagine a tree just within reach
• Hang your troubles, stresses from the day on the tree and forget them.

Prior to Sleep:
• Review your day’s activities
• Write down 3 things you are grateful for and why
• Do a mindfulness or gratitude meditation
• Turn out the lights (preferably by 10 PM)
Make sure you do not have any electronics in the room, including cell phone and that your bedroom is completely dark

Make a schedule that fits your lifestyle and challenge yourself to keep it for at least 30 days until it becomes second nature. Your day will be more productive, you will feel less stressed and more fulfilled!

Winter is the time for hearty meals that feed your tummy and your soul.
I hope you can join me for an upcoming evening Food Class:

Hearty One-Dish Meal Food Class
Thursday, January 25th, 6-9 PM, Burlington (another class in Toronto will be announced shortly)

Menu(organic)

Assorted Non-Dairy Cheeses and Crackers
Lentil Soup with Eastern Flavours
Vegetarian Taco Salad over Romaine
Green Vegetable Rice Bowl with Avocado
Triple Berry Mousse

To register: please send $70 e-transfer to alexibracey@gmail.com
This is a private home, the address will be provided upon payment.

There are a number of online free Summits starting this week, the BrokenBrain.com airs tomorrow (a must watch), Winter of Wellness.com and worldstemsummit.com

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Hello Fellow health Seekers:

Webster’s defines mindfulness as the practice of maintaining an non-judgemental state, an awareness of one’s thoughts or emotions on a moment to moment basis.It’s roots are in Buddhists teachings of awareness, acceptance, compassion and tolerance. It was first introduced to the US 30 years ago where research began initially in hospitals and then moved on to prisons and work with veterans. It has gained popularity in the last few years and is now taught in schools and in boardrooms.

Our society focuses either on the past or on the future. Mindfulness teaches you to be present now. (It has been shown to change the structure of the brain). The practice teaches you to incorporate mindfulness into the everyday things you do daily from driving to making meals to shopping. It is a way of being!It improves your concentration, levels of compassion, life satisfaction and decision-making.If the concept of mindfulness is new to you, I urge you to do some research online and enrol in a MSBR program.(Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).www.soundstrue.com offers some great programs.

Using the old slogan from Casinos, the meaning holds true in Mindfulness…

YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Thyroid problems especially in women is reaching epidemic proportions and may soon take over as the leading cause of death surpassing heart disease. Dr. Isabella Wentz who suffered from thyroid issues for almost a decade is releasing an documentary series online staring March 1st. I urge you to watch or purchase the series.

To register, please go to: http://thethyroidsecret.com/trailer/hlv2.php?utm_expid=137623102-9.pucl2SW7RneQOO_eHNRGWQ.1&t=102cbeff4a001a52a4ee6e7cbe2f71&a=3252&o=2&source=&aff_sub=&aff_sub2=&aff_sub3=&aff_sub4=&aff_sub5=&opt_in=4

I am hosting a 5-Day “Recipe For Health” retreat April 30-May5 in Caledon, On. Each day, a new recipe will be covered, which is not all food related. Recipe for Nutrition, Recipe for a Healthy Home, Recipe for Emotional Management, Recipe for Healing Modalities, Recipe for a personal assessment with a Health Care Professional and so forth. I will be posting a weekly, short video on my FB site under Stovelesscuisine that will further explain. If you wish, you can view more inf at www.stovelesscuisine.com/retreat. There is an early bird special. Get a group of your friends together for a great week to improve sleep and digestion, eliminate bloating, lose some weight, learn what body systems need a touch up, have more energy and leave feeling FANTASTIC! And a plethora of recipes to take home!

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey