★Motivation Monday:  Be a Leader

★Motivation Monday: Be a Leader

_______________________ ★Motivation Monday ★ ________________________   What are your Leadership qualities?   Leadership What are the qualities of Leadership you admire? How do you match up? What are the strengths you have that give you an opportunity to stand out in your life and serve others? What makes you want to put yourself 'out there'? Each President marks an era, and the reflection of our nation. Some were effective in office, while others, like Franklin Pierce, were considered failures. He was respected and admired as a lawyer and politician by his home state of New Hampshire. Nationwide, his popularity waned as he made divisive decisions. He was abandoned by his party and not asked to serve a second term. What do you do to deal with the tough decisions of your life? How are you making your mark? You don't have to agree with politics, and you probably won't be happy with every leader. Nor will you be liked or popular with everyone. What you can...
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★Motivation Monday:  Give Yourself Permission

★Motivation Monday: Give Yourself Permission

_______________________ ★Motivation Monday ________________________   What are you waiting for FUN Have you ever found your spontaneous moments are way better than anything you could have planned? There isn't any endless scheduling, preparation or doubt.....just an unfolding. For some people that can be a real challenge. Are you one of them? It's true, unplanned moments and an ability to 'break from the norm' isn't for everyone. While structure and discipline can be useful, there are times to just break out and do something without double checking yourself or feeling like you 'have' to do something. Where in your life would you like to give yourself permission?  There are times that you go back & forth in making decisions for yourself.  I can help you out!  Schedule a complimentary 30 minute Breakthrough Session with me and give yourself a green light in your life..... Love & Light, Paula D'Andrea - Transformation Specialist After an outstanding career as one of L.A.'s top fitness...
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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Have you ever been really busy, and then gotten super hungry because you've forgotten to eat?  It doesn't happen to me often, but it did this morning.  As I scanned the choices in my kitchen for something that could be made under 5 minutes, I ruled out oatmeal or a peanut butter and habanero marmalade sandwich.  A quick look in my fridge revealed a banana on it's way out, sitting next to my hemp protein on the top shelf.  Disco! As I was taking my rice milk out, it slipped from my grasp, and spilled all over the floor.  On top of that, the plastic container it was in cracked in the corner.  End of that.  As I was mopping it up, (still hungry!), I realized the milk was in the container because I had dropped the box as I was unloading my groceries.  Fucker. I did not want to go out, as I am in the midst...
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Purify Your Blood with this Super Food

Purify Your Blood with this Super Food: Roasted Beet Salad Beets are an underrated vegetable. They're sweet and flavorful. If you think you don't like them, try them in this recipe. Roasting brings out the beets' natural sweetness, and the feta offers a nice, salty contrast. INGREDIENTS 6 beets, mixture of red and golden yellow 3 T grapeseed or olive oil 1 1/2 T tarragon or sherry vinegar 3 t thyme, fresh 1 T mint, fresh pinch fresh cracked black pepper 4 c mixed salad greens, washed and dried 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove stems and greens from the beets, reserving the greens for another dish. Wash them and scrub. Place the beets in a small baking dish so that they fit in tightly but do not touch one another; fill the dish with 1/2 inch of water. Cover and roast for an hour or until beets are easily pierced by a paring ...
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Finalist for the Food Network’s Next Food Network Star

Herb Mesa, Celebrity Chef and Finalist for Food Network's The Next Food Network Star, embodies the phrase 'Zest for Living'.  He is also a corporate fitness/wellness coach, lifestyle educator for local schools, a role model and mentor at the Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta, dad and all around great guy! I had the pleasure of speaking with him recently, and we discussed everything from his love for his daughters, passion for food and exercise, and his own struggles with weight loss and esteem. Paula D'Andrea interviews Herb Mesa Give a listen, and leave a comment below.  Thanks!  Paula...
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