Gratitude Week: Day 2 – Love, Optimism & Losing Weight

Thank_you Today is Day 2 of Gratitude Week.

On the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, you will learn how saying thanks can lead to even more amazing things.

For instance, when you're grateful, you'll feel more optimistic and empowered.

Plus, when you say "thank you" often and with meaning, your relationships will vastly improve.

What's more, when you you are grateful, you'll discover that you'll feel like you're getting "enough."

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What Celebrity Said “Sugar is the devil.”?

Sugar Do you know who said "Sugar is the devil."?

Visit this week's current issue of Motivating Morsels Ezine to learn who it was. 

I quote this celebrity in my ezine this week and in my book Sugar Shock!

While I don't generally use this kind of language myself, I would like readers to know that your sugar habit can wreak havoc on your health and moods.

Speakers, Authors, Coaches & Bloggers: Be a Mover & Shaker With Hay House

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Do you have a powerful message that you're yearning to share with millions in a book, through talks or even on your own radio show?

Are you convinced that you have transformative information that could really help people?

But are you completely stumped as to how to reach all those people so you can change their lives? 

Louise Hay If you have burning desires such as those I just cited, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the upcoming Movers & Shakers events sponsored by Hay House and emceed by bestselling author Cheryl Richardson and Hay House President & CEO Reid Tracy.

Back in December, I attended the first Movers & Shakers event, and I cannot rave about it enough! Over the years, I've attended about 20 wonderful events for authors, speakers, bloggers, social media experts and more, but this Movers & Shakers conference was a powerful event that really pulled it all together for me.

Here's my heartfelt testimonial about this fabulous Movers & Shakers conference:

"If you feel a calling to serve people and help them transform their lives for the better, then you MUST attend the Hay House Movers & Shakers conference! This is a powerful, transformative, life-changing experience that gives you valuable tools, tips and insights, which empower you to be true to yourself and pursue your vision at the same time. As if that's not enough, you also could make the most wonderful friends."

— “Smart Habits Girl” Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC, Author, SUGAR SHOCK!

If you're serious about becoming a Mover & Shaker, I strongly recommend that you sign up now for one of these life-changing Hay House Movers & Shakers events. I predict that you'll be enthused, exhilarated and excited when you meet the amazing Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy. And guess who will make an appearance to? The amazing Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life and founder of Hay House.

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Do you have an important message to share with the world?
Are you ready to take your career to a whole new level by expanding your reach, so you can help thousands of people to improve the quality of their lives?
Do you have a dream to write a book, build a speaking career, appear on TV, or host your own radio show?

I'd love to hear from you if you attend one of these Hay House Movers & Shakers events. Please let me know what you thought. And I hope to connect with you in the special Movers & Shakers page on Facebook after you've attended.

Make sure to tell them that Connie Bennett referred you.

By the way, Hay House is the cutting-edge publishing and events company, which also presents the inspiring, life-changing I Can Do It conference in Toronto and the I Can Do It conference in San Diego.

Welcome to my Sugar Shock Blog

I'd like to warmly welcome you to my Sugar Shock Blog.

See my new video greeting for you. I invite you to keep coming back for more helpful info, tips and inspiring tidbits. I also invite you to share your thoughts about this blog.

And tell your friends and fans to visit, too, please.

Smart Habits Tips: Get Inspired Daily on Facebook

Habits Your daily habits are what can make or break your moods, projects and relationships.

If you think about it, you’ll realize that good habits are easy to add.

As for removing bad habits, well, that may take a little time. After all, you haven’t started them overnight.

But a little inspiration our nudge can go a long way.

So I cordially invite you to join the Smart Habits Fans on Facebook and get kick, short, fun, easy Daily Smart Habits Tips.

Just go to so that every day, you’ll get easy tactics to develop some smart habits to enhance your health and happiness.

Please share your thoughts, ideas and feelings about what I post, too, on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.

Isn’t it cool how technology now allows people around the world to connect and chat and help each other grow?

So connect with me now. Let me give you simple pointers every day.

Join the Smart Habits Fans now and get your Daily Smart Habits Tips.

See you soon! And I look forward to your comments, too!

My ABC’s to Break Free of Sugar & Other Bad Habits (Babits™)

Freedom Have you seen my video yet on YouTube, in which I shared My ABC's to Break Free of Your Sugar Habit and Other Bad Habits?

Here's a companion article to give you more information and tips to release your bad habits or what I call babits™.

My ABC's to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Other Bad Habits by Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC

If you’re like most people, you’re often tempted by gorgeous, mouth-watering, nutrient-poor “treats”—dazzling donuts, colorful cereal or buttered bagels—and other bad habits such as excessive coffee-drinking, negative thinking, procrastinating and obsessive texting. 

As I mentioned on my companion YouTube video, It's certainly understandable if you feel tempted. Wherever you go and wherever you live, you’re inevitably bombarded by unhealthy foods, substances, thoughts and activities.

But I invite you to look inside and decide: Do you feel trapped or imprisoned by your sugar habit or other bad habit (what I call a babit™)?

And are you plagued by baffling health issues such as annoying weight gain, ferocious headaches or even type 2 diabetes?

I’m here to reassure you. You can escape from the prison of a bad habit.

In fact, I respectfully challenge you. Get out from under your sugar habit or other babits™ so that you can have a life that rocks!

You may be wondering WIFY (What's In It For You?) if you overcome your bad habit. You can benefit in many ways!


Women & Men: Understand & Celebrate Each Other with Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong Women, do you get baffled as to why your significant other or your would-be honey behaves a certain way?

Men, do women mightily confuse you and you just don’t know how to please them?

Fret no more!

Join us on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to gain an understanding and appreciation of the opposite sex.

My guest on Wed., Jan. 27 at 2 pm EST is the renowned transformational leader Alison Armstrong, creator off the acclaimed Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women and author of the fascinating books Making Sense of Men and Keys to the Kingdom, as well as the creator of the In Sync with the Opposite Sex CD and other transformative products.

Making sense of men 51Ep9Purl-L._SL500_AA240_ Remember, as with all Gab With the Gurus Radio Shows, you can listen to the show with Alison Armstrong either live or later, at your convenience.

You’ll get goodies galore on this Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.

You’ll undoubtedly be entertained, educated and motivated as Alison Armstrong shares insights and tips on how to get along with and please the opposite sex.

This radio show –will make you realize, I predict, how little you know about men or women. For instance, you will learn many things such as:

  • How most women are “frog farmers,” who turn princes into frogs. (You’ll love this fascinating concept, I’m convinced.)
  • What the biggest gifts men can give to women. (Guys, these presents are free!)
  • What 3 traits men consider appealing. (Ladies, you may be surprised.)
  • What men really mean by the phrase “high maintenance” and how most of us women completely misunderstand the concept.
  • How from the get go, as we grow up, we’ve been given false premises regarding men or women.
  • How much fun it is to appreciate the opposite sex.
  • How men seek to score points. (Ladies, you’ll love this concept, I suspect, and you’ll learn how to use this in your favor.)
  • What we ladies look for in men. (You’ll be intrigued.)
  • What drove Alison to become one of the leading experts on men with thousands of followers worldwide. (Hint: It started with a bad relationship.)
  • How many of us go-getting chicks have been acting like “men in skirts.” (Uh-oh! Mea culpa! But no more!)
  • How women on the fast track are denying their femininity and killing themselves.
  • What “feeling safe” means to women.
  • How saying heartfelt thank yous to the men in your life can work wonders in your relationship.
  • How eating sugar, white flour and drinking coffee can make you masculine.
  • And much more.

You’ll also learn how Alison’s company, PAX Programs, offers amazing programs to help you become authentic, fun, self-loving and more enticing to the opposite sex.

In Sync with the Opposite Sex 31WAJAEW92L._SL500_AA187_ Now it’s time for me to be transparent with you wonderful Sugar Shock Blog readers. Despite the fact that I’m a trained journalist, who strives for objectivity, and a life coach and health counselor, who seeks to help clients find answers themselves, I’m biased about Alison! Suffice it to say that I’m what can best be called a “groupie,” who has attended several PAX programs!

However, the reason for my enthusiasm and excitement is valid. As I’ve discovered, PAX programs offered by Alison and other trained workshop leaders are powerful, insightful, entertaining and simply life changing!

I’m in good company. Thousands of women and men around the world rave about PAX programs, including singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, who said this:

“Alison’s deep understanding and love of men moved me
to a whole other level of clarity and peace about a gender that has
confounded me for a long time. I feel like the wool has been pulled
from my eyes and I can see men in a new and more loving way.”

Alanis Morissette, Singer-Songwriter

So do yourself a favor now!

Listen now to this eye-opening Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Alison Armstrong.

Please feel free to spread the word and tell your friends and loved ones about this Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Alison Armstrong. Just listen below to the show whenever you like.

Be My Facebook Fan or Friend

Facebook-logo Have you joined me yet on Facebook?

I invite everyone to connect with me now on Facebook.

You can join me in two ways.

Join the Smart Habits Fans (that's to:

  • Get a Smart Habit Tip of the Day to help you kick sugar or break other bad habits (or what I call babits™), improve your life and inspire you, I hope!
  • Watch cool videos.
  • Receive links to interesting articles and much more.
  • Get tasty recipes.
  • Connect with me easily.
  • Ask questions.
  • Get the scoop about upcoming talks, teleseminars and radio shows.
  • Find out about how to work with me privately or in groups. 
  • Tell me what you think of my book SUGAR SHOCK!

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When you ask me to be your friend, please let me know how I know you, because I always like to learn more about you first. I love meeting new people!

For instance, when you ask me to be your Facebook friend, please tell me:

  • If we met at a conference or at one of my talks.
  • If you read my book SUGAR SHOCK!
  • If you're a fellow health counselor, life coach, author, journalist, solopreneur or wellness advocate.

Connect with me now.

First, join the Smart Habits Fans.

Then, become my Facebook friend now. (Remember, please tell me how we know each other so we can make this connection more personal.)

Meatless Monday: Will You Join Us?

Meatless Monday Tomorrow, I’m joining the important Meatless Monday campaign.

I now pledge to do my part in 2010 to help reduce meat consumption by 15 percent “in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.”

Will you, too, join this important, healthy, fast growing movement, which is a non-profit initiative sponsored in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health?

Of course, you smart, astute, health-conscious readers will have questions. Get answers and learn important information below how going meatless on Monday can improve your health, save gasoline and much more.

Get some history about this important program.

Why go Meatless?

Why Monday?

Learn about Movers & Shakers going Meatless.

Michael Pollan quote about Meatless Monday

And find out about Top Meatless Monday Moments in 2009 involving Michael Pollan, the movie Food, Inc., Al Gore, Lou Dobbs, Glen Beck, Laura Ingraham, Kathy Freston and Paul McCartney.

Make Meatless Monday one of your New Year’s resolutions, too.

Let’s get down to basics now. What can you eat if you skip the meat?

It’s very easy to go meatless on Monday. Instead of having chicken, beef or pork,
just get your protein (2 to 3 servings) from beans, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds instead.

Naturally, you’ll want to eat ample vegetables (5 to 5 servings) and fruits (2 to 3 servings), as well as, whole grains (if you choose) and small portions of quality fats (2 to 3 tablespoons).

Plus, I’m excited to learn, the Meatless Monday folks encourage you to limit sweets, sweetened beverages, fried foods, salty snacks and foods with hydrogenated oils. Of course, as readers of this Sugar Shock Blog and my book SUGAR SHOCK! know,  I highly recommend cutting out or at least cutting back on sugary foods and drinks for the sake of your health, moods and relationships.

Get some tips on easy substitutions to eat here.

Now get answers on your nutritional quandaries.

Learn about Seasonal Picks.

Join the Movement now.

Learn about Meatless Monday in the Media. 

Listen to what the experts are saying.

Al Gore quote about Meatless Monday

Get some Monday Recipe Videos, too.

You can even get cool ideas for foods to try on the Meatless Monday site. Learn now about magnificent almonds. and get a recipe for Almond Butter Cups. (I’m not sure if the chocolate chips are sugar-free. I hope so.)

Are you a blogger. Join Bloggers on Board to promote Meatless Monday to our readers.

Special thanks to Joshua Rosenthal, founder and executive director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, for inspiring me to join Meatless Monday. It was this article, which I learned about on Facebook, which inspired me to action.

Find out about IIN this Thursday, Jan. 7 from 3 pm to 3:30 pm EST, when I’m interviewed for a teleseminar/webinar. Sign up now.

Sugar Addicts: Get Free Support Now

Kick_sugar_with_us Now, that it’s a new year, would you like to overcome your sugar addiction?

In 2010, would you like to to connect with others, who also want to break free from a sugar habit and its accompanying frustrations?

And would you like to get support, encouragement and motivation from people who’ve successfully conquered their sugar addiction and carb addiction?

It would be my honor and privilege if you’d allow me to help you break free of your frustrating habit this year.

As I learned back in 1998, when you conquer your sugar addiction and carb addiction, life opens up to you in ways that you may have previously thought unimaginable. You may feel reborn like me!

Allow me to help you learn the wonders, joys and exhilaration that you get from leading a life free of an attachment to sweets and other artificial substances.

You can get support, encouragement and information to kick your sugar addiction in several ways.

  • Perhaps the best place to connect and chat with successful Sugar Kickers and soon-to-be Sugar Kickers is on Facebook, on the Smart Habits Fans page. There, you can ask questions, receive tips and tactics, get links to interesting articles, watch intriguing videos, learn about free teleseminars, lectures, coaching programs, get links to downloads and have access to me. Although I have a regular Facebook account elsewhere, if you’re a reader of SUGAR SHOCK! or desire support for your sugar habit, the Smart Habits Fans page is the best place to go.
  • You’re also invited to join the Stop Sugar Shock support group on Ning, where you can post a profile, ask questions, chat with fellow members, get information, watch videos, share recipes and more. I am hosting this site with my friend and colleague James Hahn II, who, like me, is a former sugar addict and life coach. In Stop Sugar Shock, you can learn about James’ remarkable journey to freedom here, in which he he peeled off nearly 100 pounds just by removing sugar. We hope to see you in Stop Sugar Shock soon. (Please note that this group began in Nov. 2002 as KickSugar on Yahoo, and it has now been renamed as Stop Sugar Shock and moved to Ning, which offers more interactive features.)
  • You also can attend a variety of free and paid programs with me, which I tell you about on this blog. For instance, no matter where you live around the country and world, I’m offering a free teleseminar/webinar on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 3 pm EST with my friends from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which I attended. Find out now how you can have lunch with me in New York City (my treat) if you attend IIN, starting in February.
  • Then, on Monday, Jan. 11 at 8 pm EST, I’m offering another free teleseminar/webinar. Get details about this event by subscribing to my free Motivating Morsels ezine.
  • For those of you serious about changing your life and making your dreams come true, I also offer private and group coaching. Learn about coaching with me here.

I hope to see you very soon on Facebook or in Stop Sugar Shock and to meet you on one of my upcoming teleseminars/webinars.