Monday, May 5, 2008

Nourishing Newsletter May: Creating Lasting Change

Dear Friends,

Spring is in full swing! Hope you are getting outside in the sunshine and enjoying the new blooms on the trees. Life has so much beauty to offer us. As corny as it may sound, when we actually stop for a moment and "take time to smell the roses" it's amazing how sweet it is!

Wishing you health and happiness,

Special Feature: GMO Foods - Their Impact on Our Bodies and the Planet

An invaluable documentary on the impact of Genetically Modified Foods on our bodies and the planet is accessible to us through the website of Dr. Mercola, natural health physician.

Learn how Monsanto, the same biotech corporation who created Agent Orange, is now in contol of the food you eat on a daily basis. Approximately 70% of the foods in American grocery stores are GMO and Monsanto is the source.

Skip the Seinfeld reruns tonight and empower yourself with the life-saving information this documentary offers.
Special Event: Integrative Nutrition Comes to Philly!
Joshua Rosenthal, the founder and director of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition,
will give a FREE public talk to demystify the confusion about food and nutrition. You will get tips on how to cater your diet to your individual needs, rather than on someone else's theory or diet style. You will learn to understand your cravings and why you crave certain foods.
And you will discover other ways to nourish your life beyond the foods you eat.

You will also receive special gifts, and the first 50 people who arrive
at the event will receive a free book.

SPACE IS LIMITED so reserve a spot for you and your guests today
by emailing with 'Philadelphia' in the subject line.

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Quadrangle - Logan Hall
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Article: Creating Lasting Change

Spring is the time of new life. If you are feeling fed up with or stuck in your old ways, now is the time to make some changes! Like New Year's resolutions, we often set goals with great intentions and even greater expectations. We begin full force toward our goals, then life takes over and we find ourselves back in our old patterns. Or, if you have a personality like mine, you know you are going to make that change...tomorrow! How do we create real change in our lives while already feeling overwhelmed by daily pressures? The answer is: one step at a time.

The following are examples of how to make small changes that can add up to a lot. Hope you enjoy them!

Body: If you wish to change your diet, start by simply eating more of the vegetables you already like.

Mind: Notice your mental "judge." When you hear that negative voice in your head, brush it off and counter it with something positive.

Spirit: Start the day slow. Try taking 5 deep slow breaths first thing when you wake up in the morning. Then think of one thing you are thankful for or that makes you happy.

Career: No matter what our job, most of us can always find something to complain about. Take a moment today to think about what your job gives you that's positive. See how many positive things you can come up with.

Exercise: Find a form of physical movement or exercise you enjoy. Do it at least once a week. Try new forms once in a while - variety is the spice of life.

Relationships: Next time you are with someone you love, listen. Really listen to them talk, hear their perspective, get a glimpse into their world. Then tell them one thing you love about them.

Recipe of the Month

Wedding Salad

Purple Cabbage, thinly sliced
Pink Grapefruit wedges
Pine nuts

Olive Oil
Rice Vinegar

"The first class was very inspirational, and I am doing a lot more cooking for myself. I am actually eating 'real' dinners now, about 5-7 days a week, which is a huge feat for me! If I was so inspired after one class, I know I'll be eating much healthier after two!"
- Alane B.

"Kelly suggested herbs that help me sleep and that virtually eliminate monthly cramps, as well as a vegetable juice fast that helps regulate my digestion and my blood sugar. Kelly is not just a health counselor, she is an 'artist of being alive.' "
- S. Miria Jo, Singer/Songwriter

"Thanks to Kelly, I have satisfied both my appetite and my incessant need for energy! She taught me how to cook nutritious and delicious food, and gave me very helpful tips to sustain energy in order to cope with my busy lifestyle."
- Eynat, Fashion Designer

What LifeShine Holistic Health Counseling can do for You!
- Reclaim your health and happiness.
- Learn to understand cravings and how to disarm them without will-power.
- Lose weight normally and naturally.
- Increase your energy.
- Disease-proof your body.
- Discover delicious health-promoting foods.
- Plan simple, quick, delicious, power-packed meals, even if your time seems limited
- Create a joyful, successful lifestyle with step-by-step goal setting and support
- Become part of a fabulous community of people dedicated to living well
- Let your life shine!