Top 5 Reasons to Drink Water to help you write

Top 5 Reasons to Drink Water to help you write

My favorite writing tool is Water.  Yes you heard me correctly.  I share this important tool with my Author Toolbox ™ students.  I state the top 5 reasons to drink water to help you write and be more productive during your writing days.  So grab your favorite writing tools and prepare a big pitcher of water so that you can just keep pouring yourself a Big glass of water throughout the day.

Water is an important writing tool

Water is an important writing tool

1- Your Body and Brain needs water. Our brains depend on water to function properly. Brain cells require water for your brain cells to be efficient. When you are dehydrated it  can impair short-term memory function and the recall of long-term memory. Do you ever feel fatigue and have a headache, it may be the sign of dehydration.  Do you ever have writers block?  It could be that you don’t have writers block you just haven’t given your brain what it needs to function properly.

  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organ
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints
  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water

2- Helps you Wake up.  Throughout the night that you sleep  your body is loosing water.  So many folks head for the kitchen and grab caffeinated coffee.  However did you know that caffeine is a diuretics that causes your body to produce urine and doesn’t help you keep water in your body.  The caffeine may temporarily ‘wake’ you up, however caffeine is a diuretic and has a host of harmful things that it does to the body.  This beverage will not help hydrate you, in actually will do the opposite.   Studies have shown for every cup of coffee you drink you need to drink a big glass of water to offset it.If you really want to wake up in the morning and fuel your body throughout the day to stay awake, make sure to drink water.   Always have a glass of water with you as you sit at your desk.  How many hours do you sit in front of your computer without drinking?   Add a lemon or lime and a cucumber slice to your water for added benefits.  You can also add a drop of Therapeutic grade essential oil like lemon or lime and will provide even more benefits to your water.  One benefit if improving your concentration.  Just smelling the essential oil will allow your brain to focus and as writers we know how much we need to do that.

3- Water helps you control calories and help you loose weight.   Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, whereas in actual fact, they may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water. Look up some of the beverages you consume and see how much sugar and fat is in them.  Studies have show that sugar and high-fat  has the same  effect on the brain that smoking, alcohol and cocaine does. Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat and  high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because they are in so many beverages and foods people consume and highly addictive.
Knowledge is a critical tool to help you make better choices so that you live a long healthy life and you live long enough to see your writing legacy help other people.

 4- Support your Immune System so you don’t get sick.  Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Drinking water will improve your immune system.

5- Helps your mood so that  you can be a Happy and Healthy You.   Even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level, anxiety, tension and ability to think clearly.  Your body and mind are now supported with the best writing tool, which makes you happy so I raise my  glass of water to your glass of water……  CHEERS and happy writing.

Young Living NingXia Red

Young Living NingXia Red

NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion. NingXia Wolfberries have been cherished for centuries for its health, energy, and longevity benefits. Whole Ningxia wolfberries and other nutrient-dense fruit juices make NingXia Red the perfect choice for optimizing wellness and stepping up to a whole new level of health.

NingXia Red

KEY BENEFITS

  • Seven times more pure—- therapeutic-grade essential oil—- Carefully selected for their health and flavor profiles, the blend of orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils found in NingXia Red is packed with 93% d-limonene- a potent antioxidant and a marker for bioactivity. Along with NingXia Red’s premium flavor, these essential oils also aid in maintaining the body’s normal cellular function
  • Preferred great taste—The new NingXia Red, now Halal and Kosher certified, contains no artificial sugars and has a unique, balanced flavor profile that captures the pure essence of the Ningxia wolfberry. The natural flavor is further enhanced by zero-calorie stevia (Rebaudioside A), essential oils, plus blueberry, cherry, and aronia juice. In fact, when compared to other similar superfruit beverages in a major university study, the new NingXia Red was preferred by 77% of participants over all other options in a blind taste panel!
  • Long-lasting energy support*—Long-term use of wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) may contribute to agility, longevity, and vitality. In fact, recent studies indicate that drinks containing wolfberry exhibit longer-lasting supportive effects on energy and caloric metabolism. NingXia Red is an easy way to get pure, premium Ningxia wolfberries and experience natural, sustained support for energy without the crashes and harmful side effects of coffee or energy drinks.
  • Fortifies the body and replenishes key nutrients*—The combination of whole wolfberries—the juice, peel, seeds, and fruit—with pomegranate and plum juice delivers vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and phytonutrients. NingXia Red also contains zeaxanthin, a carotenoid suggested to enhance healthy visual function. Recent studies on the consumption of wolfberries and whole fruit juices recommend 2 to 4 ounces for optimal support.
  • Revitalizing, full-body protection*—The combination of blueberry, grape seed extract, aronia, and pomegranate—some of the world’s most antioxidant-rich fruits—helps increase the S-ORAC level more than 30% over previous formulations. These levels were independently tested and may help defend against damage caused by free radicals

How to Use

Your NEW 2pk includes Two-750ml bottles!! Drink 1-2 ounces 2 times daily. Best served chilled. Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening and consume with in 30 days.

Ingredients

Proprietary NingXia Red Blend 29g Ningxia Wolfberry Puree (Lycium barbarum), Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium corymbosum), Plum Juice Concentrate (Prunus domestica), Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus avium), Aronia Juice Concentrate (Aronia melanocarpa), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica granatum) Proprietary Essential blend 50mg Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, Orange EO (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu EO (Citrus junos), Lemon EO (Citrus limon), Tangerine EO (Citrus reticulata) Other ingredients: Tartaric acid, natural blueberry flavor, pure vanilla extract, malic acid, pectin, sodium benzoate/potassium sorbate, natural stevia extract.Supplement Facts:Serving Size:: 1 fl ounce (29.5 ml) Servings per container:: About 25 Calories: 20 Total Carbohydrates: 5g Dietary Fiber: <1g Sugars: 2g Sodium: <5mg

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Young Living NingXia Nitro

Young Living NingXia Nitro

I had the pleasure of attending the Young Living event that introduced NingXia Nitro.
It was wonderful hearing all the Young Living peeps talk about how YL Essential Oils have helped them with so many areas of their life.  I love having these “Essential Tools” in my Life and Business Toolbox for the last 15 years.  They really are amazing holistic tools that make such a big difference.

Young Living Ningxia Nitro

Young Living Ningxia Nitro

NingXia Nitro™ combines 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils with naturally powerful ingredients to lift mental clarity and focus while also providing a surge of energy when needed.

Primary Benefits:

  • Increases mental fitness, cognitive alertness, and physical acuity
  • Enhances athletic performance and endurance
  • Boosts energy and serves as a daily pick-me-up

Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 2-4 oz. of NingXia Red® or 4 oz. of water to enhance physical performance, lift mental fog, or anytime you need a pick-me-up. Best served chilled. Shake well before use.

Young Living Nitro

Each box contains 14 single-serve tubes (20 ml each)
Item # 3064

How to Use

Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 2-4 oz. of NingXia Red® or 4 oz. of water to enhance physical performance, lift mental fog, or anytime you need a pick-me-up. Best served chilled. Shake well before use.

Ingredients

Purified water, Nitro juice blend concentrate [Cherry juice, Kiwi juice, Blueberry juice, Acerola puree, Bilberry juice, Black currant juice, Raspberry juice, Strawberry juice, Cranberry juice), Coconut nectar, Nitro Energy blend (D-Ribose, Green tea, Choline bitartrate, B3, B12, B6, Mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, Folic acid, Potassium iodide], Natural flavors, Pectin, Xanthan gum, Nitro™ Alert oil blend: Vanilla† (Vanilla planifolia) oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint)† oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint)† oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)† oil, Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)† oil, Wolfberry seed oil] †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

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Here is the founder Gary Young of Young Living Oil having fun and getting fueled up with NingaRed and NingXia Nitro

Fill Your Cup Up First and nourish others with the overflow

“Fill your cup up first, and nourish others with the overflow”~ is a line in my upcoming book “Healthy Business, Healthy You. – Transformational Tools for Life and Business.”

Many times we take from our cup and give it away to others until we are totally depleted and there is nothing left in your cup.
We need to be reminded that we should not give from our cup but give from the  overflows  the cup that spills onto  the saucer of the cup.
I found this to be a foreign idea at first as I was always taught to sacrifice yourself for the good of others.  That thinking about yourself was selfish.  Well I learned the HARD way that way of thinking was actually very unhealthy for both my life and my business.  I also learned that the word selfish in Chinese actually has a second meaning  to be good to ones self and to actual take care of one’s self,  Self-care and Self-nourish.

We need to learn this lesson that we need to be nourished ourselves in order to be able to help others.  As a mom I can remember many times where I would forget to eat.  I would feed my boys but realized hours later that I never ate.  Why because I was too busy working in my office.  I can also remember many times not going to my gym exercise class because I was too busy helping my community.

We are given the message from society that you are amazing when you work 16 hour days and get comments like “wow you are such a hard worker, dedicated to your profession.”  When was the last time you heard “Wow that was so great that you took time off from work to take a vacation.”  Or “You get a gold star today for taking a yoga class on your lunch break.  You are smart for taking time for you its good for your health.”   It is a VERY rare moment where you will hear this in our crazy hamster wheel society.

So my tool for you to take away with is “Think about YOU.”  Put yourself on your calendar of life.  Make time for YOU.

Think what nourishes you?
What makes you happy?
What makes your heart sing?
Ask yourself what fills my cup up for ME?

Then start to schedule those things on your calendar so that when someone asks you are you busy today you can say YES, Yes I am I am busy taking care of ME 🙂

Many of my students  in the 30 Day Transformational Challenge Toolbox ™ program are learning about this important tool to add to their toolbelt and toolbox of life.  It is a VITAL tool to be able to do the work you are called to do but without depleting ones self.

Would love to hear how you implemented this tool in your life and the life of your business.  Leave your comments below.

Coconut crusted stuffed flounder

Coconut crusted stuffed flounder

Quick list and directions of this dish:

Cut thin strips 2 sweet potatoes
Cut think strips 2 zucchini
8 flounder fillets
A bunch of cloves of garlic minced

Quickly sauté sweet potato, zucchini and garlic.

Then use it to add to center of flounder to roll up

Sprinkle coconut onto of fish then bake at 400 degrees for 20 min

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Healthy You

Healthy You

When it comes to being a health YOU, it’s important to be your own biggest advocate. This means not only making sure you take important steps to promote wellness in your life – but it also means listening and observing to your body.
Are you aware of the warning signs that you body is sending you? Start listening to your body so that you can  recognize them.

Take the Healthy You Assessment to see where you are and what your healthy You goals are.