How do we search our souls and create peace? How can we have a plan and stick to it?
How do we search our souls and create peace? How can we have a plan and stick to it?
Yesterday, we talked about our bodies being prone to disease when they are in an acidic state. The two ways of creating acidity in our bodies are Stress and Diet. Today we want to hit on the diet aspect. Everything we put into our bodies has an effect on us. It is easier to create an acidic environment than it is to create an alkaline one. For instance eating 4 donuts in comparison to eating 4 cucumbers. The donuts could do more damage to our bodies then the cucumbers would do good. In other words, it is important to focus on having a larger amount of Alkaline food in our diets to reverse the effects of acidity. A 80% to 20% ratio would keep our bodies in a disease free state. No not 80% burgers and fries! Get your mind out of the gutter just for a few minutes. The gutter won’t taste so good when you are in an alkaline state. Just get used to having that word in your daily vocabulary, Alkaline.
If you set the intention every morning to eat more of these PH balanced food, your body will start finding those foods. You will have more of an eye out for them at the grocery store or at that favorite restaurant where you usually order ribs and hot wings. The key is to incorporate these foods more often in your diet, being aware, and still allowing yourself to have that hot fudge sundae on special occasions. You body will thank you by giving you more energy, a better outlook on life, better hormone balance (so no more excuses ladies), a more fulfilling sex life (That’s for you men), better sleep patterns, and a healthier glow and feel to your body and spirit.
Here is just a sample list of some Alkaline and Acidic foods.
Some Alkaline foods:
Some Acid forming foods:
If you would like to further your PH personalized diet with our very own certified nutritionist, Brian Lamprey, contact him through this site.
Brian and Jen
“What you eat, what you drink, or even your thoughts can make you over acidic.”- Dr. Robert Young PH.D
Do you remember sitting in science or chemistry classes at school and learning about PH levels? Do you remember the terms ‘acidic’ and ‘alkaline’? Did you think to yourself, ‘wow this is boring and why do I have to learn this?’ Well, this PH system that we learned in school is actually one of the most important factors to our health. The PH level of our bodies determines our state of health or of sickness and disease. If our bodies are in an alkaline state, disease cannot exist. For the next three days, we will be sharing about how we can create alkalinity and health in our bodies. This is affected by our diet and stress, ie our attitudes, emotions and thoughts. More to come on this fascinating and important subject….
For today, we would like everybody to think about your dieting habits and what your stress factors are in your life. Write them down so that you will be able to think about any lifestyle changes that are prompted by the posts tomorrow and Monday.
Brian and Jen
“Step Away from the Mean Girls…
…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.
you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us
feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take
this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.
This is a call
to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with
yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the
story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old,
your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror
and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then
is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward
transforming your experience of the world.”
We are bombarded with what our bodies should look like. How many blogs, stories, quotes have you heard about body image? I have to admit I am still working on my feelings with my body and feel it is a lifelong adventure to see my body as beautiful and purposeful as I get older. How many times do we look in the mirror and pick out at least one thing that we know we don’t like?
Let’s just imagine for a minute what it would be like to like everything about our bodies. How does that feel? What does your mind do when you think about it? Mine goes right into “how could I like something that is obviously wrong! How could I say this is beautiful when it is from years of abuse.” If I say my body is ok then is that condoning the negative things I do to it? NO! Does our mind think that, of course, because our mind is wanting to protect us from harm. This is where we step in and take control of all the past beliefs, traumas, and habits. We are our past but how you embrace that past is what will help you have peace in the present and create a joyful future. So by taking control of negative beliefs we have to trust that we are
better than our negative behaviors and beliefs.
For instance while I stand in front of the mirror looking at my face I see the years of damage I have done from being in the sun with no protection. I played tennis, hours and hours of tennis a day while I was in school and then after my mission. I also loved the beach and could lay for hours absorbing the rays. My belief is first that I shouldn’t have these spots! How could I have done this to myself! I need to get some work done and be presentable. I am not professional when I have my face wrinkled and spotted! As I sit and ponder my past decisions I realize that these marks are marks of love, passion, excitement, endurance, strength, determination, dedication, peace, and joy. If I then train my brain to see those marks every time I step in front of the mirror as badges of triumph then how would I show up in the world? Would I start seeing myself as empowered and beautiful? And thus seeing all others with similar marks as the same? Maybe I would be more inspired to see the mysteries of God because of my new-found love for my past.
For all you moms out there, how many of us have judged our stomachs and the stretch marks and fat that has come because of bringing sweet children into the world? Why would we do such a thing?? How could we do that to ourselves?! We should put our heads up and walk proud because of what we have done and if till the day we die we carry those marks of honor than so be it because we have done one of the greatest things a human being can do.
The challenge for the rest of this week is to stand in front of that dang mirror and see why you have that grey in your hair from loving your family enough to worry about how to provide for them, or that big nose you got from your favorite grandpa, or that hair on your chin from being able to see over 40 years of this amazing life.
Love to hear what happens in a few days. What real feelings and thoughts show up for you?
Jen and Brian
Life is made up of Energy and Frequency. Everything is vibrating with energy….rocks, water, trees, air, us. There are atomic particles inside a desk that are constantly vibrating with energy, although to us it appears to be lifeless.
Our thoughts vibrate with energy as well. Our negative thoughts have a negative effect on our bodies and on our abilities. Ever pay attention to what happens when you are having a bad day and your thoughts are mostly negative? You tend to want to lounge around and do nothing all day, right? What about when you are having a great day? There is usually a lot of energy to accomplish things, right? This is all due to the power of thought. Our thoughts literally change our energy. There is so much scientific proof behind the power of thought, and many books on the subject.
Let’s keep positive, high frequency thoughts and change our lives! It is really that simple. Thoughts become actions and actions become habit.
Positive thoughts carry energy of motion and will cause us to start creating positive forward motion in our lives!
I saw this on facebook this morning
This morning I woke up not feeling very well. I lagged to get my kids up. Layed in bed dreading the day. Most days I have been waking up happy and excited. At one point I realized if I don’t get up and do what was needed the kids wouldn’t eat breakfast or get to school. My one year old would be sitting in a dirty diaper and possibly get a rash. I also thought of the work that I was needing to do today.
So I got up and started doing what needed to be done. I payed the bills that I had been leaving off for the past week. I helped my daughter with a late project, made them snacks, drove them to school and changed that dirty diaper! I started glancing through the posts on Facebook and came up on this one and thought this and knew it was perfect for the day. Right at that moment “I did”. What will come of this post, I have no idea but for me I was a success. I did what I promised I would do and that is 100% right.
I have a hard time with the “I can’t”. My youngest daughter says it a lot and I actually find myself getting mad at her. Maybe it is time to look inward and see what am I producing. I truly believe that our kids are a direct reflection of how we are showing up in life. What are we really saying “I can’t” to? Whether it is verbal or not, look around to see if we are around many “I can’ters”? If we are then take a few moments to honestly face what you think you can’t do. You may not be at the point of “I did” but let’s make our foundational point this week at the 50% mark of “I think I might”.
This is where patience plays a role and what is patience but just a show of our love for self and others. Promise to value all things that come into life by starting at “I think I might” Be aware of the changes that occur. Being aware will help you to see what you’re doing right and know how to illuminate the negatives.
Good luck and may the “I did’s” be with you!
Jen and Brian Lamprey
Today lets dream a little bit. Dreaming gets us excited about life again. When we have been let down over and over it is easy to stop dreaming. We are giving you permission to dream away! Let yourself go and dream HUGE! Don’t hesitate. Let go of the past, forget about it. What really is there to lose? Practice this next week to dream of what you want and who you want to be before you go to bed and the first five minutes of waking up.
We promise that your mind will start shifting into greater thoughts and you will begin to remember what it feels like to hope.
Remember don’t hold back! Feel free to dream away!
We love you,
Brian and Jen
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right”!- Henry Ford
What a great quote! And so True! We have the ability to be who we want and to accomplish what we want. There is only one person on the Earth that allows this to happen or prevents this from happening….ourselves. We are not controlled by our outward circumstances, but by our inward circumstances. Our inward circumstances, be them positive or negative, are only what we allow them to be. Powerful proof of this is found in the true life story of a man named Viktor Frankl. I recommend that everyone read his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning”. One of God’s greatest gifts to mankind is the ability to choose….no matter what.
Today, let’s begin to focus intensely on positive thinking and deep belief
…only giving our attention to thoughts that lift us and reinforce “I Can”! Let’s immediately kick out any thought that tells us “I can’t”. Remember, ‘Whether we think we can or we can’t, we are right.”
Brian and Jen
In the movie The Samurai there is a scene with Tom Cruise training with one of the Samaria. Tom Cruise kept losing points and the Samaria told him, “You have too many mind”, as he pointed to different distractions. In our last post we talked about the power of the mind. It can be powerful in two ways, powerful in distraction and powerful in focus.
What are distractions? There are always choices. Those choices should be put into categories of good, better, or best. If the majority of our activities are in the good or better category we are being distracted. How can you know which activity falls in the good, better, best category? Ultimately this is a very personal decision. For us our first priority is to God. When we are serving him in any capacity we are stepping into the best category. We have found that when we do this that the other choices fall into their proper categories.
Lets give an example. For us we have made a commitment that first thing in the morning we pray and read some scripture. Many times we have decided to sleep in even a half hour because of going to bed later the evening before. That half hour cuts into our time to pray and read. Because there are pressing activities that require our focus, i.e. kids, work, school we get distracted. We stepped away from our integrity by choosing to not follow our inspired goals and commitments. Tom Cruise was losing the fight from distractions just as we will lose our passion and purpose when we allow distraction to rule our lives.
Just for reading this you get 10 points!! HA:)
Love to each of you
Brian and Jen Lamprey