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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Today, as you know, is Valentine’s Day, the Day of Love. You and your honey—if you have one—will likely do something special together, if you’re like most Americans. (If you’re overseas, this email is still relevant to you.) But here’s the thing about Valentine’s Day that concerns me: Why is only ONE day of the […]

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What’s Your One Word Theme for 2014?

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Happy New Year to you, dear readers.
In this first blog post of 2014, I invite you to come up with one word that encapsulates your theme for the new year.
In 2014, what will the one word be that succinctly conveys your mission and passion, which will drive you forward to spectacular heights and glorious achievements?
Sunsets 12-27-13 003For 2014, my word is love.
I’m dedicated to love myself (even when I do things that aren’t in my best interest), love the Universe or Divine Guidance (God), love Nature (such as the nearby ocean), love my dear departed mother and father, love my family and friends, love my signficant other (well, the man that’s on the way!), and love for people, whose lives I have changed or am changing through this Sugar Shock Blog, my talk(s), or my books, Beyond Sugar Shock and Sugar Shock.)
And I also love, love, love Zumba (on the way to a class shortly), spinning, bicycling, and traveling.
I also love wonderful synchronicity. (Some people made this love symbol near the beach when a man was abouit to propose to his honey so I quickly took the shot in between a dying cell phone.)
Join the conversation.
Question: What is your one word for 2014 that will lead you to meaning and magnificence?
Post your comment here.

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Be Your Own Everyday Valentine First

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Every February 14, we’re obligated and encouraged to offer shows of affection to our sweethearts, if we have one, by giving chocolate, flowers, cards, jewelry, etc.
What’s wrong with this picture?
You need to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
Or, as I wrote in my article on Heal Your Life, “Before you shower someone else with love and affection, you need to bestow love and affection on yourself. Only then can you be a wonderful sweetheart.”
Today, I’d like to urge you to be super-sweet to both your special someone and yourself all year long.
In other words, as I put it on “Be an Everyday Valentine” on Heal Your Life, “You want to be a valentine all 365 days of the year.”
Now, see my article to learn four ways to start to Be an Everyday Valentine.
Special thanks to Hay House for featuring my article on the Heal Your Life site and Facebook page.

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Alone for the Holidays? Guest Post from Arielle Ford

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If you’re single this holiday season, here’s a three-step guide for making it a super-special time of year from my friend and colleague Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret. Now here are Arielle’s tips.
What do Do if You’re Alone this Holiday Season by Arielle Ford
First, for those of you who are sad, depressed, angry, or resigned to the thought you will always be alone, let me offer you a very short exercise.
1) Get out the egg timer and set it for 5 minutes.
2) For 5 minutes close your eyes and dive deep into the feelings you are feeling don’t resist on any level, just allow yourself too embrace the full (possibly unpleasant) experience of your sadness, anger, doubt, etc. Look and see where in your body the feelings reside, feel them and then see if you can feel them even more intensely.
3) Breathe deeply during this process and with each exhale, breathe out the emotion while silently saying to yourself thank you and goodbye. Chances are before the 5 minutes are up, all or most of these feelings will have dissipated. This is because you have stopped “resisting” feeling those feelings and you allowed yourself to be fully present with what was true for you in that moment.
Second: Now, get out your journal and make a list of three things you can accomplish between now and the end of the year that will make someone else’s life better. This can be anything from taking an elderly neighbor shopping, to serving food at a shelter, to a variety of random acts of kindness.
My favorite line from A Course In Miracles is this: “The only thing that can be lacking in any situation is that which you are not giving.” Want more love? Give love. You get the idea.
Finally, decide to create a memento of this holiday season that you will GIVE to your soulmate someday. It can be a special letter, photographs, a scrap-book or, my favorite, get out your video camera and make a short film that shows where you went and what you did for Holiday 2010 that you will want to share with him or her. This is an excellent way to “live as-if.”
P.S. Another very powerful solution for the blues is tapping. If you’ve never heard of Tapping before you’re going to be blown away at how powerful it is. Tapping is a technique that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology with startling results. It’s used and recommended by leading experts such as Jack Canfield, Joe Vitale, Cheryl Richardson, Deepak Chopra, and many others (including me!). If you’re looking to release unpleasant emotions, create prosperity, clarity, energy focus, better physical and emotional health and much, much more, check this out. I use it EVERY DAY!

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Connect on Facebook, Master Your Subconscious Mind & Name My Next Book

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Motivating Morsels
This week’s Motivating Morsels will be quick, because I’m supposed to be on bed rest, according to my new neurologist.
4 Quick Things:
IN THIS ISSUE:
1) Post-Concussive Syndrome
2) Name My Next Book – The Follow-Up to Sugar Shock
http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
3) Master your Subconscious Mind with Debra Berndt & Bob Doyle of “The Secret”
4) Connect With me on Facebook & Follow me on Twitter
5) Are You Single? Learn about Love Mentoring with Dr. Diana Kirschner
Now here’s this week’s Motivating Morsels.
1) Post-Concussive Syndrome
Well, my suspicions were correct. My aching head was telling me something.
Learn more here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/07/postconcussive-syndrome-dr-says.html
2) Name My Next Book – The Follow-Up to Sugar Shock
http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
Have you shared your ideas yet on what to name my next book, the follow-up to Sugar Shock?
Please let me know what you recommend – http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
Power-of-your-subconscious-mind 3) Master your Subconscious Mind
My hypnotist friend Debra Berndt – whose healing downplay is helping my head a lot – is presenting an amazing 4-week program, beginning Tuesday night, with Bob Doyle of “The Secret” on how you can Master Your Subconscious Mind. Sign up now here: http://letloveinbook.com/MasteringSub.html
4) Connect With me on Facebook & Follow me on Twitter
Are we connected yet, thanks to social media? I invite you to take the next step.
My goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and nurture you using a variety of social media platforms.
First off, I invite you to become one of the Smart Habits Fans on Facebook. There you’ll be able to get links to interesting articles, Daily Smart Habits Tips, pointers to break free of your sugar addiction and other bad habits and much more.
Facebook-logo Just go here: http://www.facebook.com/smarthabitsfans
Once you connect, please make sure to post your thoughts, comments and insights.
Twitter_logo_header Also make sure to follow me on Twitter. Just go to http://www.twitter.com/smarthabitsgirl
(If you don’t have an account yet, just start one at http://www.twitter.com and then follow me. It’s that easy.)
I hope I inspire you!
Feel free to share interesting articles and ideas, too.
5) Are You Single? Learn about Love Mentoring with Dr. Diana Kirschner
If you’re single, you’ll definitely want to know about this exciting fr*ee program on Wed., July 14 at 9 pm Eastern (6 pm Western) with my friend, the acclaimed relationship expert Dr. Diana Kirschner, author of “Love in 90 Days.”
Diana — who has helped thousands of people find love — is doing a a wonderful fre*e teleseminar with another friend Cynthia Rowland, to tell you about the value of love mentoring to find love.
Study after study has shown that adults who are mentored are more successful in their careers and in school. Women, in particular, have greatly benefited from mentoring with reports of greater self-esteem and a heightened ability to break through the “glass ceiling.” And love is no different. Learn more here about this fr*ee program to educate you about love mentoring: http://tiny.cc/ks0su

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Feel Special & Enrich Your Life With True Love – Guest Blog Post

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You can enrich and energize your life with true love rather than sugar.
You can feel so rewarded and fulfilled in a marriage or committed relationship that those quickie carbs completely lose their allure.
With proactive techniques that you’ll learn here, love can fill you up, not an empty, tragic sugar addiction that you need to frequently re-fuel with empty-calorie, health-harming carbs.
Today’s special blog post is for single ladies (never-married, divorced or widowed) — or even unsatisfied married women — who long for fulfilling, amazing true love with a remarkable, adoring man.
The author of this post is the charming, long-married, personable psychologist Dr. Diana Kirschner, the bestselling author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.
Dr. Diana, who gave you many helpful tips on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show last Tuesday, reminisces here about her early days as a child when her mom used sugar as love. Then, she offers you tangible guidelines to find and keep true love. (She wrote this post especially to help you, because we ran into each other and became friends this past weekend at a wonderful Book Publishing 2.0.program.
This is a rare treat to get a special Sugar Shock Blog post from Dr. Diana, who is a media darling. The friendly therapist/bestselling author has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show and recently The Mike and Juliet Show, where she ran a 90-day Love Challenge. (Sure enough, Amelia, the love mentee, did find someone.) So here’s Dr. Diana’s post:
Feel Special & Enrich Your Life with Fulfilling, Nurturing True Love — Not Unfulfilling, Unsatisfying Sugar by Dr. Diana Kirschner, the bestselling author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.
When I was a child, my mother often showed her love by secreting me away from my other siblings and sharing a cookie, a piece of cake or candy just with me. In fact, she stressed that she was sharing it with me because I was so special. I certainly felt special—even though the sugary love drug usually made me sick to my stomach. (Ring a bell?)

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Single or Umarried? Attract Love At Any Age With Arielle Ford

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Are you single and unmarried?
Do you feel lonely, and are you tired of being alone?
You can find your soulmate!
Just listen to my recent Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Arielle Ford, when she gives you secrets to finding Big Love.
Arielle — who has helped launch the careers of such bestselling authors as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen — now has the secrets to love, which she shares in an amazing new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attraction and a companion Soulmate Secret CD.
The dynamic, charismatic Arielle brings hope to all singles everywhere.
Ari_Bri Worried about your size, age or financial status?
Arielle says you shouldn’t fret. After all, she herself met her soulmate Brian Hilliard at age 44. (See the loving couple to your left.)
Get inspired now by the amazing Arielle. Just go to her fabulous website, where you can get all kinds of goodies, including her Soulmate Kit.
If you’re single or unattached and of any age or sex, you need to listen to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Arielle Ford.