We Challenge You! Get the Attitude for Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is often recognized as a day to be thankful and to show our gratitude for everything in our lives. Although it is wonderful to give thanks on this day and to celebrate Thanksgiving with our closest friends and family, we each have so much to be thankful for every day! Taking time out of our day to be appreciative of every person or object in our lives is also proven to make us happier.

If you think about it, it makes sense. I know when I start thinking about all of the wonderful people in my life, the places I’ve been, the opportunities I have and the abundance of tangible things in my possession, I can’t help but smile and feel so blessed!  I saw this quote a while ago and always revert back to it when I catch myself feeling down, “If you woke up tomorrow with what you were thankful for yesterday, what would you have?” If we each spent five minutes of our day being mindful of all of the magnificent blessings in our life, how much happier would we be? Acknowledging all of the good things we have going, quickly diverts our attention to positivity and keeps our smiles bright.

The next time you feel alone or empty, take a few minutes to grab a pen and paper and write down as many things as possible that you are thankful for. Your dog, the clothes on your back, the food in your refrigerator, your children and spouse, your new shoes, your favorite book, your health and well-being and the freedom and opportunity that Reliv can provide.  Whatever it is, give thanks and be grateful. We only have one life to live so why not live every day happily!

As Thanksgiving is approaching and we are paying more attention to giving thanks and being grateful for the abundant blessings in our life, we encourage all of you and ourselves to celebrate giving thanks each day rather than just on Thanksgiving! We challenge you to take an extra five minutes out of your day to give thanks.

 

5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating

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Ever find yourself thinking one million thoughts at once? You’re not alone. We are constantly trying to multitask and cram too many things into one little day — or even one little moment. Many of us struggle with getting anything done because we can’t focus. Stop the craze! These simple guidelines can help prioritize your thoughts and get you back on track. Continue reading “5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating”

6 Tips for Healthy Happiness

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A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about working out and eating well. Living healthy and happy starts with a strong, positive mental outlook. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, and many people struggle with their self-concept and self-worth. When people don’t feel good about themselves, they can go to the extremes of eating way too much or not eating at all. A healthy lifestyle is about balance. Continue reading “6 Tips for Healthy Happiness”

Fitness: The Healthy Choice

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Life is filled with choices, some harder than others, but in every case the decision is ours. What will I eat for breakfast? What will I wear to work? What will I do when I get home from work? What do I want my life to look like in 10 years? The list goes on and on. And all these questions center around one big one: What lifestyle will I foster and live out?

Living a healthy life means eating right, exercising and taking care of ourselves. It requires being healthy in mind, body and spirit. Fitness is central to it all. Whether you’re going to the gym or playing tag football with your kids every Sunday, there are many great options for staying physically fit. The endless benefits exercise supplies your body, mind and spirit should get you moving every day. Check out these key rewards and hop to it! Continue reading “Fitness: The Healthy Choice”

Fall Into Fall: Get Active with Your Family!

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The leaves are starting to turn and the air is crisp. Pumpkin spice everything is hitting the shelves and making its way into our homes. Fall is officially here! What better time to get outside and active with your family than in the breezy, bright red and orange, 60-degree weather? Here are some ideas t get you started: Continue reading “Fall Into Fall: Get Active with Your Family!”

Food Fight! Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating

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The biggest struggle of my day lately is getting my 2-year-old to eat. Up until a month ago, she ate everything I prepared for her without a fight. Now, a typical mealtime consists of whining, crying, kicking and throwing her food, followed by a huge headache for mom! “Snackies” she says, as she tries to pry open the cabinet to find the hidden stash of fruit snacks. If only fruit snacks delivered all the nutrition she needs! Here are some tips to get our tricky toddlers eating right: Continue reading “Food Fight! Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating”

Movin’ Music: My Perfect Workout Playlist

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Music can set a certain mood or serve a specific purpose, including getting the most out of our workouts. When creating a workout playlist, it is important to pay attention to songs that evoke strong emotions, especially songs that increase our heart rate or get us dancing! For me, finding songs that remind me of a certain experience or motivational person in my life can transform my workout. Here are 12 of my favorites: Continue reading “Movin’ Music: My Perfect Workout Playlist”

10 Steps to Help Parents Balance Work and Family

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Ever find yourself overwhelmed and stressed because you just came home from an 8-hour workday and your kids are crying – one wants help with homework, the other wants you to play Legos? Then add dinner, three loads of laundry and taking the dog for a walk!

What’s left is little, if any, time to actually enjoy the family life you work so hard to support. That’s why you need balance. Achieving work-family life balance can be tough, but it’s vitally important to your happiness as a parent.  Here are some tips to help establish priorities and figure out what works best for you. Continue reading “10 Steps to Help Parents Balance Work and Family”

8 Helpful Steps for Intentional Grocery Shopping

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We have all been there. It’s almost dinner time and you don’t have what you need to prepare a meal. You reluctantly go to the store. Eyes glazed over, stomach rumbling and mindlessly roaming the isles, you begin to grab whatever looks good in the moment. You only went for one crucial item for dinner, but somehow came back with everything but the one item needed. Your family is frustrated and you are embarrassed. There must be a better way. And there is a better way. Being intentional is key. Continue reading “8 Helpful Steps for Intentional Grocery Shopping”

A Happy, Healthy Holiday in 5 Steps

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HealthyHoliday5Steps-webDoesn’t it seem a cruel irony that the holiday season corresponds with cold and flu season? As the weather gets colder and the twinkle lights come out, we’re all hoping our immune systems are ready to fight the airborne assault of germs headed our way. Compounding the problem is all our indoor time without fresh air and the germy surfaces we touch (ticket counters, airplanes, rental cars and escalators at shopping malls). While there’s no way to guarantee you’ll feel fantastic on Christmas morning, there are things you can do to give your immune system a fighting chance. Continue reading “A Happy, Healthy Holiday in 5 Steps”