Just Add D – Vitamin D, that is …

Energy Boosting & Healthy Body Building
Benefits of Vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D, is positively associated with regulating weight, supporting stronger bones, preventing osteoporosis, eliminating depression and protecting us against cancers including breast cancer.

I read about it 3-4 months ago and added 1000 mg to my daily routine.

Next, I mailed the article to my mother. She is borderline diabetic and has been suffering from neuropathy in her. Guess what. She doesn’t anymore. Her results inspired me to give away a couple other bottles to friends who are diabetic and not into reading, researching and taking their health on.

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I love Vitamin D for all the good it does and how-cheap-it-is … Click here to order a bottle for yourself, your mom and a friend in need.

I buy all my supplements at a great discount from eVits – saves me time and gasoline too. While you are at it, click here if you would like to know the rest of my supplement routine. (adrenal support etc.)

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Best Time of the Day for Passion, Creativity, Tough Tasks, Breaks, Collaborations and more.

Dance with your brain’s natural power hours and you will naturally re-energize your day.

Sorry. I promised to post this info Friday but the bug continued … turns out I had some weirdo infection that required anti-biotics. Once again I am thankful to be a modern American woman.

In the “good old days” most of us were dead by forty, often due to something as innocuous as a sinus infection – if we survived childbirth. Then I am a happy American woman because there is no other country in this world where women enjoy such freedom, opportunity and respect. I celebrate all of this everyday. ( I had to explain those 3 words to another girlfriend today.)

Now … about the “Best Brain Time of the Day for Passion, Creativity, Tough Tasks, Breaks and Collaborations and more.”

Research by Lynn Hasher, PhD, a psych professor from the University of Toronto, indicates we are wired with ranges of brain power during the day. She suggests we work with this natural rhythm to be more productive and feel happier, more satisfied and energized.

I have been trying this out during the past week and I LOVE the schedule. Here is the “bottom line” scoop.

7 to 9 AM
Best time for … Passion
Take time to bond with your spouse and whisper sweet nothings in his ear and caress his bod. (May I add that I read somewhere that most couples are more than satisfied with a 7 minute “quickie.”)

9 – 11 AM
Best time for … Creativity
Take on projects that require creative problem solving or a fresh imaginative direction.Best time for analysis and concentration.

11 AM to 2 PM
Best time for … Tough Tasks
Tackle “chores” like errands, website updates, bill pay, emails, problem solving with your partner (business, significant other). Good time for presentations to clients.
(I am writing this piece during this time!)

2 to 3 PM
Best time for … A Break

Great time to take it easy and digest your lunch, morning and early afternoon accomplishments. Take a stroll with your, pray, meditate, stroke your purr friend, read something inspirational and unrelated to your work. You could also try one of my 15 minute “Power Problem Solving Naps.”

Just get comfortable. You can put your head on a desk like in grammer school or lay back in your lazy chair or couch. Dlose your eyes and put your problem out “there” in a “what do I need to do to …” or “how can I …” format. Nine times out of ten I wake up with a divinely inspired solution! You will too.

3 to 6 PM
Best time for … Collaboration

By this time of the day the brain is pretty tired. You won’t be as “sharp” but an easy-going and flexible attitude is perfect for conversations and collaboration. Also 1 + 1 = 3.
Use this time to join forces and create new, fun opportunities!

6 to 8 PM
Best time for … Personal Tasks
There is apparently lots of energy during these hours for “to dos” like cleaning rooms, cooking delicious meals, writing notes, dashing through errands.I’ll confirm this when I am totally recovered from this infection! This is the time, by coincidence?, that my husband and I packed away Christmas last night.

8-10 PM
Best time for … Relaxation
It is time to unwind and starting getting in the sleepy head zone. Take a walk with your dog then slip into a hot bath with Epsom salts, lavender essence oil and a paperback. If you’re going to watch TV make it something light, entertaining and comedic. Do something repetitious like knitting or sewing.

If you have trouble sleeping, click here for what works for moi.

10 PM Onward
Best Time for … Sleeping
This is the time to end your day on two up notes.

Journal: Write down 3 accomplishments for the day in your journal. If you are one of those Type A Perfectionists who never thinks anything is good enough! I’ll give you three of mine to use. Ready? …
1. Got out of bed; 2. Did my best; 3. Gave thanks for another day of life.

Inspired Reading: read something inspirational. I often end my day with 2 or 3 Catherine Ponder Pages, a Bible passage or another reading selection that lifts and relaxes my spirits.

There you have it. Eight distinct braniac times of the day and the best ways to use them to be more productive, balanced and energized. Use them to add joy to your day, everyday. And, if this has been helpful please forward the link to a friend.

There is no duty we so underestimate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we bestow anonymous benefits upon the world.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
(c) Viveca Stone-Berry 2009
For more information on this topic: Synch Up To Your Brain’s Power Hours By Sara Reistad-Long http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24650466/wid/11915829/
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Here’s seeing ya kid

I just read about a joint study between Duke & Waterloo University that revealed that looking at the faces of happy kittens or puppies makes you happy.
This is significant in that happy people feel better, live longer, have more energy and make the world a happier and healthier place.
So … let’s do an experiment here. I’ll post some photos and you tell me if they make you feel happier … scroll on down! Then please post a comment!

What makes you yell YIPPEE?!

If you are here reading this (and sharing the thrill of Albert the joy dog!) you are meant to find something – anything – to get your happiness quotient apumping NOW!
Here are 5 easy possibilities … share your own via the “Comments” button below.
1. Get connected. Call your best friend for a chat over a virtual cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
2. Get physical. Pull on a comfy scarf and take a brisk walk/skip around the block. Enjoy the sun on your face, sniff the scents of leaves letting go …
3. Get wet. There is nothing as extravagant as a hot bath in the middle of a day …
4. Get chocolate. A nibble of the BEST dark chocolate you can find!
5. Get funny. Who always makes you laugh? Call him or her. Turn your T.V. to a Seinfeld, Friends or Kramer episode. For a quick on-line funny click here to read today’s strip of Pooch Cafe: http://poochcafe.com/
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Action – the antidote to angst.

Been feeling angsty lately. Do you know that feeling where nothing is right or going right or will ever be right again? That in the head spinning, fretting, fussing, tossing and turning that puts the capital “F” in Fatigue?

Then I remembered how action is the way out … so I worked out at the gym last night, called and cheered up friends this morning and started work on a nagging project … Oh, and I agreed to take a break from worrying about politics and a dog named Luke for the rest of the afternoon.

If you are here perhaps you too need to take a break from some energy sucking thing, thought, situation or person and get busy on anything else! Let’s do it together!

Here is a link to The Serenity Prayer.. Here’s another to the Benefits of Friendship and Laughter because pals and chuckles recharge adrenal glands, boost energy levels and shift our perspective on life faster than just about anything else out there. Take action. Enjoy both today!

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