Kicking Sugar Begins in Your Mind

Your Motivating Monday Message: Get Inspired by Napoleon Hill

Do you doubt your ability to kick sugar and ditch processed carbs?

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Are you tired of failing diet after diet?

Take heart.

Today, I invite you to see it, feel it, enjoy it.

By “it,” I mean your new joyous, freedom-filled life, where you have outgrown your addiction to sugar or carbs.

Back in 1998, when I kicked sweets and processed carbohydrates on doctor’s orders, I discovered that conquering my sugar and carb addiction began in my mind.

After initially doubting myself, I decided and knew without a doubt that I would succeed in kicking the dangerous foods.

Believing that I could do it helped me accomplish what I once thought unthinkable.

If you’ve been finding it tough to turn down tempting, but unhealthy sweets or fast carbs or break other bad habits (what I call “babits™), you need to know that it’s possible.

You need to believe first that you can succeed.

You want to see yourself breaking your horrible habits to accomplish your dreams.

That’s why I encourage people, who seek to kick sugar or get better habits to immerse themselves in positive literature, movies and thoughts.

In fact, while quitting sugar, I heavily relied on can-do books and thinking, even if I was feeling low on will power and uncertain of my eventual success.

Now, thanks to YouTube, you can listen get encouraged by master motivator Napoleon Hill, who shares how Andrew Carnegie inspired him to have loftier thoughts and dreams.



Of course, Napoleon Hill — who has inspired millions — is author of the huge bestseller, Think and Grow Rich.

Today, I invite you to get inspired by Hill. First check out some of his motivating quotes.

Then watch this inspiring great Napoleon Hill video.

Again, remember, as Hill advises, no matter what your goals, you should begin with a clear picture of what you’d like to achieve.

Can you envision your Freedom from Sugar Shock?

Thanks to my Facebook friend Vanessa Bey for turning me onto this inspiring video.

Is Speaking Your Biggest Fear?

Why I'm Determined to Speak to Serve

Please note: I never had the chance to ask a question in front of the 13,000 people at the Tony Robbins event, but just deciding to speak in front of this huge crowd helped me begin to lick my speaking fears. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming speaking engagements.

This coming week, if Tony Robbins selects me at his Unleash the Power Within event, I will finally triumph over my absolute biggest fear in front of the 13,000 people in attendance.

Yes, I’m one of millions with a deep fear of public speaking, but if I can, I will speak at UPW even if it makes me feel uncomfortable, makes my stomach knotted up and scares me profoundly.

It’s not that I’d rather be in a coffin than speak, as some research suggests, and as Jerry Seinfeld joked, but it’s time to quit hiding away from stages no matter how big my fear.

Enough of playing small!

So why am I formally declaring my intention to Stand Strong and Speak to Serve™, as I put it?

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Low-Carb Buttered Noodles with Smoked Oysters and Baby Greens

Guest Post by Angelika Ilina For Your Motivating Monday

Note from Connie: March is National Noodle Month. Up until a few years ago, you had to use vegetables for fake noodles. But now, when you’re on a low-carb food plan, you can enjoy the fat-free, calorie-free, fat-free, gluten-free noodles. Meet the healthy, no-sugar Shirataki or Miracle Noodle (which I discussed five years ago).

Check out the tasty, low-carb noodle dish, which my friend Angelika Ilina developed.

Please note that this tasty recipe features oysters, which are often considered an aphrodisiac.

Make sure to share photos of the noodle dishes you create, thanks to Angelika’s recipe:

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Shirataki noodles (I use Miracle Noodle® Angel Hair or House Foods brands)
  • 2 packages smoked oysters in pure olive oil (I use Crown Prince Natural brand)
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (or cooking fat of choice such as ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups baby greens such as spinach, arugula, kale, Swiss chard or a blend
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste (I use Himalayan pink salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper, or to taste
  • Flat-leaf Italian parsley for garnish (optional)

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Your Smartphone is Making You Stupid

Your Motivating Monday

Are you one of some 2 billion cell phone users, who talk, touch or swipe your cell phone 2,617 times a day? (Yes that often, according to research.)

If so, then you’re probably addicted.

Smartphones hook people by using the same neural pathways as gambling and drugs.

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Do You Push Yourself Too Hard?

I Went to Too Many Events, Then Moved & Now I'm Sick With Pneumonia, Then Bronchitis!

I’m so eager to serve you this year, but, alas, I’m still home recovering from pneumonia, as I shared here when I shared my friend Angelika’s Chicken  Bone Broth recipe.

Although I’m a lot better, I still get weak quickly and easily. And I still don’t have any stamina to work out. Please note that next I got bronchitis, too!

What’s weird is that don’t fit into the at-risk categories so why did I get so darn sick?

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Grandma’s Chicken Broth Recipe: Low Carb Version

Guest Post by Angelika Ilina For Your Motivating Monday

Note from Connie:  Since it’s winter, often cold in most parts of the world, and I’m home sick with pneumonia, my friend Angelika Ilina — founder of the Love On the Table blog for health-conscious foodies — was kind enough to share her tasty, easy, low-carb version of her Grandma’s Chicken Broth Recipe. As you’ll note, this recipe contains no gluten-filled noodles.

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I’m Busy Moving… Back Soon

Getting Ready to Serve You

Please note that I need to take some time off for a while, because after six long years, I’m finally moving into my own place.

How nice it feels not to feel more settled.

As I’ve shared previously, in late 2012, when my Mom became terminally ill, I moved across country to be with her.

Since then, I’ve moved several times so I’m sooooo relieved to finally find a home.

See you soon when I’ll be able to serve you better.

 

 

 

 

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Remembering the Amazing Louise Hay

The Five of Many Times Louise Hay Lifted Me Up Or Changed My Life (Your Motivating Monday)

Louise HayLately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the the amazing Louise L. Hay, who passed away August 30 at the age of 90.

It’s tough to describe the profound influence on me by this remarkable, trailblazing, positive-thinking woman, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting four or five times over the past few years.

In fact, one of my fondest memories about Louise Hay is that I had the distinct honor to talk with her at her fabulous, private 85th birthday party in San Diego in 2012.

The stunning party was for Hay House authors, and I was sooooooooo thrilled, because my second book, Beyond Sugar Shock, was but two months away from reality by none other than Hay House, the publishing house I so admired.

(Unfortunately, my joy at becoming a Hay House author and talking with Louise was greatly clouded by the fact that my mother had recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. (In fact, I’d just flown in to San Diego for Louise’s party after spending a heartbreaking week with with my dying mother. Later, I moved 3,000 miles, from the East Coast, to be with my Mom at the end of her life. But that’s another story.)

You, too, I imagine — if you’re into growing, reaching your potential and becoming the most wonderful person you can be — have been positively guided by Louise Hay.

All of us, thankfully, can still be guided by this legend  although Louise Hay is no longer on this earth.

By the way, if you don’t know much about Louise Hay, I urge you to find out now and I’m sure you’ll be inspired when you do that. For instance, do you know the following  three tidbits?

  1. Did  you know that Louise founded Hay House in her living room?
  2. Did you know that You Can Heal Your Life has sold 50 million copies?
  3. Did you know that Louise founded Hay in 1984 as a way to self-publish her first two books, Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life ?
  4.  Did you know that when Louise got cancer that instead of doing and drugs, she “instead developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy” and that within six months, “she was completely healed of cancer?
  5. Did you know that Louise Hay spent years helping men with AIDs and in 1985, she began her famous support group, “The Hayride,” which, by 1998, grew to a weekly gathering of 800 people and had to moved to an auditorium in West Hollywood?
  6. Did you know that Hay House authors include many notables in the self-help movement, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Joan BorysenkoDr. Christiane Northrup, and Doreen Virtue?

Just think: This amazing woman, who had been abused while younger, ultimately started a worldwide company, which is committed to delivering products and services that empower and educate the individual, while helping to heal our planet.”

Now, let me share four major times that Louise Hay has helped me in enormous ways.
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Connect More, Crave Less

1 Super-Simple Way to Crush Your Cravings - Your Motivating Monday Message

If you’re a sugar addict or carbaholic, isolation is one of the biggest challenges you face.

Just think about it: Don’t you hide out from your friends, loved ones and colleagues just so you can sneakily shove carbage (carb garbage) into your mouth, especially late at night? Then do you privately beat up on yourself for blowing your diet?

Since 2012, when carb cravings pounced on me after my Mom’s death, I’ve been dedicated to discovering why we crave when we crave.

Most importantly, I’ve been determined to find super-simple, super-powerful, proven ways to help you Crush Your Cravings.

During the past year or so, I got the biggest A-hah!

We crave because we feel lost, alone and apart from others.

But when meet and enjoy new people and get closer to our new friends or romantic partners, we get tremendous power, fun and joy.

Even better, if you do something fun, challenging or unusual together, guess what you’ll forget? Your cravings!

Instead, you’ll thrive on the excitement.

So if you’re suffering from cravings, you can take one simple step to begin to Crush Your Cravings.

Connect more to Crave Less.

Then, while you’re connecting, you’ll Crush Your Cravings when together you do something that excites, intrigues and entices you.

Just think about it: How can you crave carbs or sweets when you’re in the middle of a tennis game, bouncing on a trampoline or kayaking on the ocean?

For years, I’ve been talking about the power of distraction.

Well, now your friends and loved ones and what you do together nurturing diversions.

So I urge you now: Connect More Now to Crave Less. Then have a blast together, too.

Now, I invite you to take action right now.

If you don’t have someone to connect with immediately,  then connect with  others (and me) now on my Facebook page, where you’ll get inspiring tidbits, tips on how to Crush Your Cravings and how to Get a Life that Rocks™

Watch this Scary Documentary about Smart Meters

Your Motivating Monday -- Catch This Fascinating Film for Free Until August 11 & Then Take Action

Ever since I temporarily moved into a place near a smart meter and began getting ferocious headaches, persistent insomnia, scary heart palpitations and other ailments, I’ve been alarmed by smart meters and cell phones, which can cause many ailments, including weight gain.

Thanks to filmmaker Josh del Sol, you can get the alarming scoop in a fabulous documentary about smart meters, are being installed (or have been) all across the world.

Catch this riveting film ASAP, because you can see it in its entirety here until August 11. (Thanks for the heads up on this documentary to mercola.com and EMF Warriors Facebook group.)

Now find out about the sequel to this documentary.

You won’t leave the movie feeling discouraged.

Instead you’ll find out how to InPower, which seeks to offer a solution using an “open source and crowd-funded movement of, by, and for the people.”

“We believe that the combination of independent media, truth, faith in our Creator or Source, and the effective enforcement of accountability upon those in positions of social leadership are keys to preserving and restoring human rights,” Del Sol continues.

Find out more about the InPower movement now.