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True Health Puzzle

We hear it all the time in so many different ways. “Do this to be healthy. Do that to be healthy. You have to have this supplement and this many minutes of exercise and so many hours of sleep and you better keep these foods out of your diet.” There’s truth in a lot of it and hype in a lot more of it. It all seems to add up to a big puzzle with missing pieces most of the time.

Problems With the Puzzle

It’s discouraging when you try so hard to be healthy  yet it seems to just be a struggle of one step forward and two steps backward. You cut certain foods out of your diet and sweat through your rigorous exercises but still can’t seem to lose those pounds. Or you hear of someone who was the healthiest eater you knew but was just diagnosed with cancer. It just makes you want to quit. Who want to go through all the discipline of being healthy if it doesn’t even work?

I think one of the problems is that when we want to be healthy we concentrate very hard on one area and end up almost excluding so many other important things. True health really is a puzzle of many interlocking pieces, not just one remedy that solves all problems.

If it seems you are eating the right foods and getting your exercise and just having active common sense about health but still not up to where you want to be, don’t give up on what you are already doing. You are just missing a piece of your puzzle.

One of the Most Important Pieces

There is a certain puzzle piece that many people don’t realize is so important. We know nutrition is important but I have a question for you. What percentage of your body is water? Your brain is around 80%. Your blood is 90%. The average percentage of a healthy body is 75% water. So yes having the right nutrition is important, but how much more important is having the right kind of water for that 75% of your body? Water is not just water and its not all created equal. Soda, juice, sports and energy drinks, tea, and coffee are not the right pieces to your puzzle. Even bottled water may have many harmful things for your body including chemicals leached from the plastic or the water being acidic and oxidizing. If you will begin drinking the right puzzle piece for your body, you will find that it makes you so much closer to being the “picture of health” (pun intended).

Make the Change

Let yourself consider it. Don’t be afraid to change. Let yourself experience the rewards of true health by putting the right puzzle pieces in your body. I don’t know what puzzle piece you might be considering, but there is one thing I can say with confidence based on my own experience. Change your water…and it just might change your life.

To learn more about one of the most important puzzle pieces for true health please click here.

Do you think there is a puzzle piece missing in your life? Are you willing to make the change?

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Freedom: How I Have It and Why I Want It

 

            “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II

       Freedom is a beautiful word. Freedom is a tremendous privilege. Freedom is an awesome responsibility. It’s a hard word to grasp really. Maybe we think we know what it is, but do we really? Is freedom total unrestraint? The child who is allowed to eat whatever they choose whenever they choose, go to sleep and wake up whenever they want, do their homework or not, decide when they want to obey their parents, and make every other decision totally without boundaries is free…or not? Is freedom the power to choose within a line of fundamental truths? There is only one right answer, but I leave the decision for you to make for yourself. Continue reading “Freedom: How I Have It and Why I Want It”

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Planting and Patience

 

I’ve been thinking this week about what hard work it is to plant seeds and wait for them to grow. It’s hard enough work in a garden. I poke the seed into the ground and two days later I’m already looking for a little green shoot. By five or six days, I’m tempted to dig around and see if anything is even going on under the dirt. Waiting for seeds to grow is even harder when it’s the garden of your life. There is hard as in “physically difficult” and then there is hard as in “wishing-you-didn’t-have-to-wait-one-more-minute-for-results” in other words, patience. Which do you find harder? To me, patience is much more difficult than physical work.

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Problems With Plastics

 

Just for fun I am going to turn this article of information and statistics into a story. Hopefully it makes you smile and hopefully it makes you think.

The Memoir of a Plastic Water Bottle

Wow, it’s been a long life and it’s not over yet. I’ve probably done more traveling in my life than you have. Let’s go back to the beginning though. I’m just a water bottle—one of those things you use once and toss. I really don’t seem too important but if you knew more of my story, maybe you would change your mind. I have a funny goal in telling you my story. I want you to read my story and decide that you don’t like me one bit so you are never going to use me again. Here goes… Continue reading “Problems With Plastics”

A Better Way

 

Do you have a dream? Is there a longing deep inside of you to achieve something and make something of yourself? Maybe that dream has become a little dim or distorted with all the pressures of life, but on those days when the sky is extra blue or a brilliant rainbow stretches across the horizon you let yourself believe again just for a little bit in yourself and your dream. Continue reading “A Better Way”

Getting Off The Hamster Wheel

 

Do you get tired of running and running but not going anywhere? Are you frustrated that every day is spent maintaining the status quo giving you no time to reach for your dreams? When I was a kid, we almost always had a pet hamster. Hamsters are so funny because they will hop into their little wheel and run with all their might for a few minutes. Then they hop back out again acting so proud of themselves for running so far when really they are in the exact same spot they started out from. It might be ok for hamsters, but we are intelligent enough that running day after day without getting anywhere causes boredom and frustration very easily. Continue reading “Getting Off The Hamster Wheel”

Shining Raindrops and Little Choices

 

Close your eyes and imagine… You stand on a beach with your face turned toward the salty wind and your toes curling in the warm wet sand. The sun, a brilliant yellow orb, sails into view on the horizon. Beginning as a gentle swell and then foaming up to crash at your feet, the crescendo of each wave exhilarates every part of your being. It’s the ocean.
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