A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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GOOD MORNING!

Mornings…  sigh.  Are you at peace with your pace?  As a kid I woke up listening to my favorite music on my stereo.  Daddy used to come in my room and turn on KLEO – and my day would begin.  Once I was a married woman, I had an annoying alarm clock that made a very annoying buzzing sound to wake me up.  It didn’t even have a snooze button!

As I get older, I have a desire to wake up more slowly and with a greater sense of purpose.  I have the most wonderful and aromatic way of being allured to consciousness – I recently purchased a coffee maker with a timer!  I set the timer, the coffee is made and I smell it!  Ah… time to wake up – and I can handle that!

I asked the group, A Second Helping of Wellness…  with a Dash of Humor & a Pinch of Faith, how they deal with this common problem called – morning.  Here are some of their responses:

  • Coffee
  • Tea (hot and iced)
  • Facebook
  • Coke
  • Pepsi Zero
  • Exercise (most said a walk outside)
  • Meditation / Devotions / Prayer Time – to seek purpose and direction
  • Sunlight streaming through open curtains into bedroom
  • A glass of cool water to invigorate and prevent dehydration

So even if we are caffeine junkies (and most of us are), we should still begin with that glass of H2O because we need to be rehydrated.  We care for our physical, psychological and spiritual needs every morning.  It’s important to keep a balanced attitude toward morning – every morning.

Get a full 8 hours of sleep because it’s during that time physical repairs take place.   Choose a way of waking up that will make you happy to begin with.  No matter how you begin your day, make it a great one to whatever extent you can!  Your routine each morning should reinforce the joy you want inside that will spill out to others.

If you are still part of the workforce (not to rub it in, but I’m retired)…  here are some good tips for streamlining your work week:

Wow – that brings back some memories…  I used to plan my wardrobe a week at a time.  It really does save time in the morning.

Having my gallbladder removed has left me feeling SO much better with tons of energy!  It’s so weird – I didn’t realize how bad I felt until I felt really great!  Since the surgery on June 3rd, I’ve lost 12 pounds and a few inches off my waist.  This is my head start on significant weight loss!  I am so very excited about the future, and the future begins…  tomorrow morning!  🙂

 

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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Aspartame is the No. 1 reason consumers are dropping diet soda.  – Seth Kaufman, vice president of Pepsi.
Aspartame needs to be released to the place where all wicked, failed experiments reside.  I have never believed it is safe and no one can convince me that it is.  I know Cher was a spokesperson for Equal back in the day – but sorry, not even Cher can convince me.
I know the jury is still out on Splenda and products like it.  I hope, however, the people who come up with better and more safe alternatives have learned from past failures, therefore, actually improving the new product.  We had Nutri-Sweet, now we have SPLENDA!
Sugar will never be a viable option for me again, so the future of my health completely depends on products that use a very safe and healthy alternative sweetener.  Coke came out with a product that uses Splenda several years ago, but it is not widely available and I’ve never seen it in a bottle – only in cans.  I have almost as much trouble drinking soda from cans as I do with the Aspartame.  I believe drinking from cans is unhealthy and cooking with aluminium (foil as well) can contribute to Alzheimer’s.
It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.  – Robert Fuoss
I don’t really have a favorite as so many others do – Coke or Pepsi…  but if Pepsi puts their Splenda Diet Pepsi in bottles – I’ll be a Pepsi gal.
Kudos to Pepsi for listening to us and taking a chance by making your soda a bit more healthy for us.  We need all the help we can get in that department, don’t we?  🙂