Santa is a Huge Sugar Addict, Who Skips Self Care

Please Help Me to Help Santa -- Fun, Quirky Thoughts While I'm Stuck Home with Pneumonia

Santa Claus may embody cheerful generosity and innate goodness, but the beloved, jovial character has some serious health problems.

To begin, he is a huge sugar addict.

At every house he visits, the beloved gift-giver noshes on sugary, gluten-filled cookies that well-intentioned parents left for him.

No wonder Santa can’t resist the sweet stuff.

Just think of Santa’s plight.

Here he’s trying to make boys and girls around the world super-happy, but wherever he goes, he’s faced by an endless round of temptations.

Not only that but he may be over-caring.

So let’s look at Santa’s lifestyle and health challenges.

  • Santa is super-sedentary. In fact, the most exercise he gets is when little kids sit on his laps and ask for toys.
  • Plus, Santa only gets out one night a year and that’s the time he spans the entire globe. (I do hope you’re chuckling here!)
  • Plus, he and Mrs. Claus hang out on the North Pole for months at a time to make all those perfect gifts.
  • Then, Santa just can’t resist sugary cookies. Hey, would you be able to say no to all those tempting treats from well-meaning Sugar Pushers?
  • Now, it turns out that Santa has gluten issues, too, as the Gluten-Free Warrior pointed out recently.

Although Santa’s been around for centuries, his health didn’t take a downward spiral until 2006, as I pointed out then on my Sugar Shock Blog.

That’s when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, as revealed by Mike Adams of NewsTarget.

At the time, Santa was focused on reclaiming his health. He was headed in a good direction, even seeking nutritional therapies to offset his type 2 diabetes.

But evidently in the past decade or so, Santa, like millions of us, fell off the wagon.

He forgot all his good intentions and neglected self care.

And generous guy that he is, he just focused so much on creating and delivering the best gifts for billions that he forgot the most important thing of all — To take care of others, you must first care for yourself.

Perhaps the stress of delivering all those gifts in a short designated period of time (only 24 hours) was just too much for Santa.

Although Santa is nervous about sharing this, he doesn’t just nibble and nosh at every stop. He often goes on full-scale cookie binges after working 24 hours nonstop. (No wonder he pigs out — who can work for 24 hours straight and still be productive?)

By the way, in the last decade or so, Santa has gained so much weight — easily 50 to 100 pounds — that now he just can’t make it down the chimney.

The only way those gifts get delivered on Christmas is thanks to smaller, slimmer elves he brings on his annual reindeer ride around the world.

Come to think of it, aren’t millions of us like Santa?

Don’t millions of us neglect self-care in pursuit of deadlines?

It’s now time for my confession. I’m homebound with pneumonia. Yes, scary! No, I didn’t have sugar galore, but like millions of us, I, too, skipped self care.

Now, I didn’t pull an all-nighter like Santa does, but I skipped on sleep while back from an awesome 40 Years of Zen program; then didn’t get enough sleep at an inspiring Tony Robbins conference for most of a wee; pushed myself too hard getting settled and fixing up my new place; then the heater wasn’t working right. So now I’m home sick with parties and fun planned with my bed, supplements, TV and me!

You’re all so smart. Will you help me put together a solid, safe plan for Santa to regain his health so next year, he’ll be around to deliver millions of gifts?

Share your tips for Santa here on this blog or on Facebook.

Spread the word. Santa needs our help.

Crush Sugar Shock this Halloween

Do You Want to Fall Prey to Halloween Havoc This Year?

Every year, come Halloween, millions of people get walloped around by Sugar Shock, because they overdose on nutrient-deprived, sugary candies.

As this cartoon illustrates, all those sweets can trigger a huge case of Sugar Shock, complete with anxiety, insomnia and brain fog.

This year, you can take a different approach to Halloween. Instead, you could take Take Back Your Sugar Power.

You don’t need to gorge on sweets and then keep going, now through the end of the year, as millions do.

This year, I invite you to become pro-active and to treat your magnificent, exquisitely designed body with respect and admiration.

Don’t let wily, sneaky sugary candies rule you.

You are in control over sweet, dangerous temptations.

You have the power to turn your back on those “treats.”

Before I share three super-simple tactics, I invite you to share 1 to 3 easy things you can do to stay away from those dangerous, high-fructose-corn syrup-filled temptations.

Share your 1 to 3 best Halt Halloween Havoc tips.

Then, later this week I’ll share your ideas as well as some of my easy ways to Crush Your Cravings for those dangerous candies.

So what are 1 to 3 simple things you can do to avoid Sugar Shock this Halloween? Share your thoughts here.

 

It’s Time to Make Positive Changes: Let Louise Hay Inspire You

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As I shared here, the fabulous Louise Hay passed away recently.

In honor of the magnificent, inspiring, larger-than-life woman, whose legacy is extraordinary, through the end of this year,  I’ll be presenting motivating words from Louise Hay on Sweet Shareable Thursday.

This is one of my favorite Louise Hay quotes, which, like so many of her words of inspiration can lift you up when you feel overcome by challenges of any kind, including grief, trauma or anxiety.

Enjoy this Louise Hay quote now and share it with your loved ones.

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A Different View of Stress from Louise Hay

Get Inspired by the Fabulous Woman -- Then Share this Awesome Quote

The fabulous Louise L. Hay passed away recently, as I shared here.

In honor of this magnificent woman, for the rest of this year, I’ll be presenting a variety of Louise Hay quotes on Sweet Shareable Thursdays.

This awesome quote offers Louise Hay’s fascinating view about stress, which can help you to quickly shift perspective.

What’s so wonderful, encouraging and soothing about Louise Hay quotes is that they can almost instantly lift you up to overcome challenges of any kind, nudge you to accomplish great things, and rise above grief, trauma or anxiety, which may be holding you back.

Enjoy this Louise Hay quote now and share it with your loved ones.

Stay tuned for another Louise Hay quote next Sweet Shareable Thursday.

Louise Hay Quote: “Everything is working out…”

Shareable Treat Thursday Dedicated to Louise Hay Through the End of 2017

As I shared here, the fabulous Louise Hay passed away recently.

In honor of the magnificent, inspiring, larger-than-life woman, whose legacy is extraordinary, through the end of this year,  I’ll be presenting motivating words from Louise Hay on Sweet Shareable Thursday.

Here’s one of my absolute favorite Louise Hay quotes, which can lift you up when you feel overcome by challenges of any kind, including grief, trauma or anxiety.

Enjoy this Louise Hay quote now and share it with your loved ones. 

You Can Decide How to React…

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou( poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist)

Going through a challenging time?

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