Hugs and Health!
I'm switching calendars today to the Jewish calendar to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and sweet new year!
Hugs and Health!
It’s guacamole day.! Let’s take a moment to celebrate the fabulous avocado. Avocados are a particular treat to me because I remember the bad old days when any fat was considered bad and, thus, avocados (and therefore guacamole) something to be indulged in rarely if at all. Each time I unpeel an avocado, there is a feeling of it being a forbidden treat. How awesome to learn that they are a healthy choice! While they are probably 85% fat, it’s fat that is good for you. But, wait, I am not going to tell you all of the fabulous things an avocado does for you, instead, I am going to share with you a creative way to peel an avocado.
Apparently the flesh nearest the skin has the most nutrition and this approach will help you savor all of the benefits of that fruit. As with everything, I'm not suggesting you eat an excessive amount of avocados.
If you are feeling really ambitious, put toothpicks around the equator of the seed, plop it in a small glass of water and watch it grow.
By the way, there is still time to register for and attend my Webinar tonight at 7:00 -- Break Through to A Sugar Free Life -- Register Here
Today is banana day! Much to my older sister’s chagrin, I love bananas and eat them with gusto.
Bananas are a low glycemic index food (this is a good thing), they are full of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, biotin and copper. The potassium means that they help lower your blood pressure and keep your blood cholesterol levels down. And, they are good for your digestion as well, they even help maintain the good bacteria in your lower intestine I love that I can eat bananas instead of drinking a highly processed sports drink and get many of the same benefits.
Bananas are a very fragile fruit. They should not be refrigerated or subject to high temperatures. You can, however, freeze them and they will keep for about two months. Pepper loves frozen banana slices!
Check out my newsletter this month for the super-easy one banana two eggs pancake recipe.
By the way, if you have a latex allergy, there are a number of fruits including bananas to which you may also be allergic (the latex-fruit allergy syndrome).
Interested in whether a banana is a better choice than a 100 calorie snack pack? Join me for my Break Through to Sugar Free Life Webinar on September 16 at 7:00. Register here.
Holistic Health Coach
Today is Bring Your Manners to Work Day. I still remember my second grade teacher, a little ironically named Mrs. Manning, teaching us table manners.
Robert Fulghum was onto something important when he talked about “All I really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten.” Here are a few things from the list:
These are all relevant for bringing your manners to work. Interestingly, there is increasing science behind the fact that being kind is good for your brain and enables you to be more effective in the world. Good manners are often consistent with basic human kindness. I am not suggesting that you must crook your little finger when drinking a cup of tea, but perhaps there are good reasons behind the basic manners we learned.
Sometimes when you are not sure how to react to something, following good manners perhaps most of all “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything” or saying “please” and “thank you” or offering to let someone go ahead of you in line can give you enough time to think about how you want to react.
Before reacting, you can ask yourself these questions about what you are going to say or about what was said to you:
If not, perhaps, it’s best, at least in the moment to not say anything. I am not by any means suggesting being a doormat or not looking out for yourself. I think, though, that we can get our points across and be successful in all walks of life by both being kind and following those basic manners we learned early in life.
What do you think? Can you be both kind and successful at work?
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