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Hope you enjoyed the video. Wishing you a happy, healthy lifestyle! ~ Bobbi

December 8, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honoring the Feminine Aspects of Life- Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s day!

Photo by James Moreland

Love ~ As the world and our humanity continues to evolve,  we grow,  open our hearts  and  appreciate the feminine  aspects in all life.    Today we not only acknowledge and recognize our biological mother on “Mother’s Day” day but we love and acknowledge “all women” and have learned to embrace the feminine spirit  in all things.

Sometimes the deepest feelings are the most difficult to express.   So … This Mother’s Day, let love say the things that  your words cannot convey.

To good health!  Happy Mother’s Day ~ Namaste

Bobbi Henderson

May 6, 2011 Posted by | Aging, Holidays | , , , | 2 Comments

Spring is Here!

There is excitement in the air as ‘Mother Nature” once again begins to weave her glorious carpet of fragrance and color. She invites all living things to come forth and enjoy. A new season has begun! There is something about spring that just seems to make everything look brighter as we put the winter behind us and begin anew. It is a time to dream new dreams, set new goals and open ourselves to the adventure ahead.

Spring is the time when we usually do our spring cleaning, getting rid of the old things that no longer serve us as we make room for the new. It is a good time to settle old differences, forgive and move forward. Keep your heart happy and enjoy a healthy spring.

Often our animals friends are the first reminders of spring. The picture below is a perfect example of “New Beginnings” ~ Enjoy!

“Sandhill cranes with their new little baby” ~ Photo taken by my neighbor.

To your health. Happy Spring!

March 24, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , | Leave a comment

For Health Sake~Use Your Brain

Would you agree that it is hard to stay focused on health, business, etc. these days? Every where you go it is almost impossible to escape the doom and gloom of the media. It is hard not to get caught up in all of the negative things that are happening. I am experiencing this myself. I don’t think any of us are immune to these energies that we are bombarded with from morning until night, but I do have two suggestions and I will share them with you.

1. This is a time that we are all going to have to be more creative in finding, creating or designing what we want. It is a time to be supportive of others as well. Perhaps you have a hobby that you have always wanted to pursue as a business. Now may be the time to consider this. I find that this is a time to get back to basics and to rethink my old ways of doing things and trying to live more within my means as I regroup. If you have lost your job don’t feel shame or that you have to explain. Many things have been happening to good people that is just hard to be “OK with” and just know that you are not alone. Setbacks often open new doors to an even better future.

2. It is very important that we take good care of ourselves physically and spiritually especially in times of stress. I know that it is difficult to sometimes even think of eating when you have the worries of bills, etc. Some people find that it is best to disconnect a bit from what is happening. We do what we can do. Recent research has indicated that feeling rejected, shunned or let down – in some situations may increase certain proteins that cause inflammation in the body. George M Slavich, Phd says “The way you think about the world can have very serious implications for your personal health and well-being.” Arthritis Today, 2/2010.

It is good to concentrate on keeping the physical energy up by eating a healthy diet. But what I think is even more important is to maintain a strong spiritual health. You can do this with meditation. Meditation helps to build a strong inner foundation and helps you to feel calm inside. It can also help to keep the mind from racing.

If you do not already do meditation, I would like to suggest it as the number one best way to calm your thoughts. The easiest way to do this is just to sit down, relax by taking a few deep breaths and continue to follow your breath as you relax. I do what I call a walking meditation…just take a nice walk and stay present as you walk. It is very relaxing. I hope that you have found this helpful or at least interesting. Stop listening to the media and concentrate on what you want to bring into your life. Remember it is what we focus on that multiplies in our lives.

My best to you. Here is to your good health!

February 10, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | Leave a comment

Turn Your Life Around

Have you noticed how up tight people are these days? Almost every other email I receive is about the law of attraction, high blood pressure or stress. I have started unsubscribing! Too many emails!

I am suggesting that we need to keep an open mind about life and to be more flexible, take care of our health, keep a sense of humor and when something happens —just deal with it. The answers are not out there somewhere, they are within us and when we calm down and allow our selves to really look at life from a different perspective we will see the answers are there.

Remember the saying about the computer “Garbage in! Garbage out!”
Well, this is much like how our bodies function and we have to pay attention to its cries for nourishment, hydration, relaxation and healthy expectations, etc. Research shows, and we know that the body needs certain things to be healthy and to function properly. When our energy levels are high we automatically feel good and want to do things. This is when we set goals, create new ideas and feel the best about ourselves. But when we have an unhealthy lifestyle, we more than likely will experience low energy, low self esteem, brain fog and poor health.

Here are a few suggestions for turning your life around:
1. Don’t take life too seriously.
2. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, hydrate and meditate/pray.
3. Pay attention to all areas of your life- keep balance.
4. Learn to laugh more.
5. Stay away from negative people.
6. Plan and have fun.
7. Take your time- don’t jump into things.
8. Once you have made a decision –Take action!

It all begins with a healthy lifestyle. Nothing can change this!
Doctors know and research shows that a large percentage of doctor visits are stress related. Stress often comes from poor nutrition, lack of sleep and taking on too many challenges at once without a plan. When we lack sleep, smoke and eat unhealthy foods, etc., it affects our ability to deal effectively with the stresses of life.

Turn your life around! Create a new you –be determined to live a healthy long and prosperous life.

To your vibrant health!

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | Leave a comment

Do We Really Know What We Are Eating?

How do you get your daily recommended protein? If you are still eating beef and pig (ham, bacon, etc) you may want to consider some other sources of protein after you read this article. I just read a recent article by one of my mentors Dr. Mercola. He shared some very scary information about the dangerous drug called Ractopamine. This drug has been banned in 160 other nations, yet the FDA has approved it for use in the US for pigs and ration fed cattle. Ractopamine is said to make the bodies of livestock more muscular.

This is very frightening information because what ever we feed the animals that we eat–will end up in the cells of our bodies. We are what we eat and this message has been handed down to us through the centuries and scientist now know this. It is definitely something that each of us will want to take a look at on a very personal level.

I feel obligated to share this information with you, because of its importance to our health and well being as a nation.

I am suggesting that there are a number of delicious foods that are a source of protein other than pig meat and beef… Of course it would require a bit of a lifestyle change, but fish, nuts, seeds, beans, eggs, cheese and milk are a few ideas to consider.

According to The Institute of Medicine – They recommend that the average “adult get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day—that’s about 64 grams for a 160 pound adult. In the U.S., adults get an average of 15 percent of their calories from protein; for a person who requires a 2,000-calorie-per-day-diet, that’s about 75 grams of protein.”

Dr. Mercola’s article: Banned in 160 Nations…Yet the FDA Considers it Safe — http://tinyurl.com/yhd3rfh For more information check out this government site– http://www.mypyramid.gov

To your good health!

March 7, 2010 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | 2 Comments

Change Your Thinking in 37 Seconds

A few days ago my sister sent me an email that included this beautiful story that I would love to share with you. I hope that it will touch you heart while at the same time serving as a tool that you can use and share with others to change the way you view life. I think it is a powerful story and one that you will always remember. I look forward to your comments.

Change Your Thinking
Author Unknown

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene..

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

Epilogue:
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.

January 29, 2010 Posted by | 1, Lifestyle Change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Happy in 2010!

Happiness is often elusive. Could it be that we truly are looking for happiness in all the wrong places? When I was young I equated happiness with having a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend, and when we broke up my happiness walked out the door, so to speak. Sometime, a lot later in life and after reading a book called Highway to Happiness I came to realize that happiness is an inside job and no one else is responsible for my happiness. No matter what is happening around us we are in charge of our own happiness. It is all based on our perceptions and how we interrpret what ever happens or is said to us. Often times things are not as they seem. The video below says it all in a very simple way.

Click on the link below to enjoy the Abraham Hicks “Get Happy” video.

Happy New Year! Stay healthy, Be Happy and have a very prosperous 2010!

Bobbi Henderson

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Law of Attraction, Lifestyle Change | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time for a – TIME OUT!

At some point in each of our lives, something will happen that will truly rock our world. Over the past few weeks, I have had one of these life changing situations happen to me. On October 8th. my mother, Sarah A.Crider, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s passed away at my home in Florida. Mother was 87 years old and willingly and knowingly left on her great adventure.

One of the first things I learned growing up, was that “people are more important than things.” I believe that dealing with real life issues and having a healthy closure is important to our good health and future happiness. Taking a “time out” is free and the perfect life tool that can help us heal and deal with our losses. It works for all types of loss whether it be through divorce, a job, friendship or the loss of a loved one through death. We each have our own way of coping with things that threaten our comfort, health or well being, but a “Time Out” is the one thing that can help us put it all into the proper perspective, allowing us to move through the pain and disappointments that are a part of life.

Today, I am taking a “Time Out” – to take this opportunity to share with you and to honor my mother…

Sarah A, Crider with a quote by Kate Douglas Wiggin.

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world.”

October 23, 2009 Posted by | 1, Aging | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Stop Smoking!!! With Hypnosis

Today, hypnosis is being used for many things like building self confidence, weight loss, overcoming fear, breaking old habits, smoking cessation, etc. I separated smoking cessation from breaking old habits because from my point of view there is nothing like trying to quit smoking. No!… in deed.

I used to smoke and I remember those days. My clothes smelled of smoke. I could wash my hair and after smoking one or two cigarettes my hair smelled of smoke. I was always brushing my teeth and chewing gum. The thing that I disliked most was that my winter coat smelled of smoke and I always had to have it cleaned. Most of us today, especially reformed smokers feel that smoking is Yuk. But, there are still a lot of closet smokers.

Guess you could say that I was a little unfair with my smoking. Even though I smoked, I still did not want to date or kiss anyone who smoked. “Why is that” you ask??…darned if I know, but I think it was because I always knew that I was going to quit, plus I have never really liked the smell of smoke. But, I did find smoking relaxing and at the time I rather enjoyed it.

How to relax and chill out and tone down my naturally high energy…that was my dilemma. I had quit smoking many times and had no difficulty but all of a sudden when I tried to quit I felt ill. It even felt like my veins were hurting. You guessed it…one cigarette made it all better and within the hour I was out partying with my friends. This was scary!

My daughter talked me into trying hypnosis. The place was Washington, DC and the time 1987. I went to the Wesselton Institute, spent about 3 hours there and left with a tape that I was to play about three times in the next 11 days. It worked! I have never gone back to smoking and would never consider it because of the proven health risks. I love my life!

If you or someone that you love still smokes, give them the gift of better health by introducing them to a good hypnotist who specializes in smoking cessation. It is worth it…for your good health!

Thanks to Peter Wesselton, I am a non-smoker and can attest to the fact that hypnosis works for smoking cessation.

I wish you a long and healthy…smoke free life!

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | 9 Comments