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TAKE THE REINS

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Think about what makes you happiest-the one thing guaranteed to get your heart racing and a big grin spreading across your face. Got it? Good. Now do that thing. Yes, today. Taking control of your life is about knowing what you want and going after it, without hesitation. You don't need permission. You just need to know you deserve to be happy.

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BLONDIEZ73 3/10/2011 11:48PM

    Great post. Have been trying to think about what I enjoy and what makes me happy lately.

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JEAN827 3/9/2011 10:07AM

    wow I needed to hear this today .. I can fall off so quickly .. thanks for the advice emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 3/9/2011 9:13AM

    Be the DRIVER not the DRIVEN!

Don

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LLLAWSON 3/9/2011 9:08AM

    Love it.
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SVELTINGTON 3/9/2011 8:55AM

    The very best advice.
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RL4DFY 3/9/2011 7:21AM

    Very motivational, thank you.

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/9/2011 7:13AM

    Thanks for sharing such a positive motivational idea!!

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Lift your mood

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I'd love a little lift to my mood. I've got...

A. 1 minute
B. 5 minutes
C. 10 minutes

If you answered A - Warm your hands; warm your heart. Holding a hot drink made people better-natured and more generous, a study from Yale University notes. Did we hear "coffee break"?!

If you answered B - Cross train your brain. Step away from the Sudoku (or your usual mental time filler) and try something new-like the weekly crossword puzzle. A fresh challenge can flood your brain with dopamine, a feel-good chemical.

If you anwered C - Try fully engaging in a task. Research from Harvard University finds that people are happiest when they're focused. Answer questions about your life at TrackYour Happiness.org and download a free app to monitor how happy you are throughout the day. Then give more time to what brings you pleasure.

  
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MAYBER 3/8/2011 7:38PM

    what neat ideas thanks for sharing one idea at a time
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LOKIBEAR10 3/8/2011 10:20AM

    Great advice!

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SVELTINGTON 3/8/2011 8:03AM

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BILLTMAN 3/8/2011 7:24AM

    Thanks, I'll remember that.

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MRSSCHENCK 3/8/2011 6:42AM

    Thanks! I really needed this today...

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JBGOAL120 3/8/2011 6:37AM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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Migraine

Monday, March 07, 2011

Sorry, I am really hurting with my migraine today - not feeling very encouraging. emoticon

  
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KEEKEE1ST 3/8/2011 1:07PM

    Hope you feel better today. Take care!

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PREACHER76 3/7/2011 4:58PM

    emoticon i have migraines too emoticon

try to find out what your triggers are...meditation helps me... advil gel caps... and a prescription of emerge help emoticon

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LLLAWSON 3/7/2011 8:10AM

    Not fun. Hope it goes away quickly and completely!! emoticon

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SYLVIALYNN2 3/7/2011 7:42AM

    So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself. Those migraines hurt!

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SYLVIALYNN2 3/7/2011 7:41AM

    So sorry to hear that. Please take care of yourself and get better. Those migraines hurt!

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What should I eat for breakfast?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I...
a. Always wake up starving.
b. Am hungry for lunch by 11 a.m.
c. Don't really eat breakfast at all.

If you answered a - First, Yay, you! Hunger pangs in the morning signal that you didn't overeat the previous night. Second, fuel up with a filling combo of fat, protein and fiber-rich carbs. Try: an egg and a slice of reduced-fat cheese on a whole-grain English muffin, plus a small pear.

If you answered b - Quit the no-carb-left-behind club. Morning protein eaters ate 130 fewer calories at lunch, a study from the University of Kansas Medical Center finds. Try protein-packed nuts (yes, for breakfast): Top whole-wheat toast with nut butter, or look for a fruit-and-nut bar with at least 4 grams of protein.

If you answered c - Could you be convinced if you knew that studies show eating breakfast can make you thinner, healthier and ever happier? One strategy: Forgo traditional breakfast foods and have what you love. (Last night's stir-fry, perhaps?)


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SVELTINGTON 3/6/2011 12:19PM

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What should I eat for breakfast?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I...
a. Always wake up starving.
b. Am hungry for lunch by 11 a.m.
c. Don't really eat breakfast at all.

If you answered a - First, Yay, you! Hunger pangs in the morning signal that you didn't overeat the previous night. Second, fuel up with a filling combo of fat, protein and fiber-rich carbs. Try: an egg and a slice of reduced-fat cheese on a whole-grain English muffin, plus a small pear.

If you answered b - Quit the no-carb-left-behind club. Morning protein eaters ate 130 fewer calories at lunch, a study from the University of Kansas Medical Center finds. Try protein-packed nuts (yes, for breakfast): Top whole-wheat toast with nut butter, or look for a fruit-and-nut bar with at least 4 grams of protein.

If you answered c - Could you be convinced if you knew that studies show eating breakfast can make you thinner, healthier and ever happier? One strategy: Forgo traditional breakfast foods and have what you love. (Last night's stir-fry, perhaps?)


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NASFKAB 3/6/2011 8:43AM

  My breakfast is either oatmeal with fruit & milk or an egg with veggies

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BILLTMAN 3/6/2011 8:24AM

    I've been having whole wheat toast in the mornings but the whole grain English muffin sounds great. I usually have a good healthy breakfast and then I'm fine till lunch time. I really get a craving for something around 2:30 - 3:00 in the afternoon so I try to have some fruit or one of those South Beach protein power bars handy. That usually gets me through till supper time.

Bill

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