Re-energize yourself with a 1 Day Technology Fast

Do you feel like you just can’t get everything done that you need to?

Are you tired even though you get plenty of sleep?

Do you ever feel like you simply just can’t catch up on life in general?

 

We all go full steam ahead at an abnormally fast pace these days. Work, school, kids, friends, meetings, appointments, errands, obligations, it can take its toll over time.

 

Taking time for ourselves has somehow become taboo and labeled as selfish. Here is the big news folks, it’s not! If you constantly burn the candle at both ends, do you know what you end up with? – A big unhappy glob of melted wax and a charbroiled wick.

 

This leaves a good portion of the country feeling this way and turning to doctors to figure out why they are depressed, exhausted, or even worse, sick. The answer should be obvious – we are not taking care of ourselves.

 

Communication is easier and faster than ever these days. Messaging, texting, smart phones, email, you are virtually always reachable. This is a double-edged sword. When we got these devices, none of us wanted to be at everyone’s beckon call, yet that seems to be where we are headed. We hear the beep, blip, ding or other sound effect signaling that we have a message and we jump. We have literally become Pavlov’s dog.

 

How many messages do you get a day? How many texts? They add up to us jumping constantly to look at our devices. You see it out in public, people in restaurants and parks, heads cocked down staring at phones – even when they are with friends.  We are so busy taking pictures and posting, commenting, liking and sharing that we are not living in the moment other than through those little screens.

 

This false electronic reality is fun, entertaining and informative, but it is also time-consuming and draining.

 

If you are feeling burnt out, take just one day and do a Technology Fast.

  • Put your phone away
  • Put your tablets away
  • Turn off social media accounts
  • Take the day off of work or do this on a weekend
  • Let friends and family know who might worry that you are doing this. Oddly, you may be met with some opposition, ignore it. This isn’t about them, it’s about you – your peace of mind and health
  • Spend time doing whatever makes you happy that does not involve the above mentioned electronic devices. – go for a walk, clean your house, lunch with a friend, take a nap, meditate, go to the beach, spend time outside, you name it.

 

It may be hard to break the habit of reaching for your phone to check what’s going on with everyone, but I guarantee by mid-day you will be feeling more energized.

 

If you are in the Naples, FL area, come take a class at Monarch Wellness. We have a wide array of classes to help you relax and center. www.monarchwellness.net

Originally Posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/03/reenergize-yourself-with-a-1-day-technology-fast/

Forgiveness ‘Vs’ Allowance

The concepts of forgiveness and allowance are frequently intermixed and mixed up entirely.  Throughout our lives, there is no doubt that people in our worlds will put us through trials and tribulations. Some to the point where it will make us incredibly angry and push us to our limits.

When someone hurts you, the easy thing is to transfer that anger and hurt into hate. To want to hurt them back and make them feel as badly as you do. The saying “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” holds true. Hurting someone back, though temporarily gratifying, isn’t going to fix anything, and possibly make things worse.

You will hear people ask “How can you ever forgive?” The simple answer is “because I want inner peace.”

Making the choice to forgive someone is a big step. It means letting go of the resentment and pain. It may seem hard to forgive someone when viewed as a gift. After all, you are mad, why would you want to do anything for them? The thing is, when looked at in the proper light, it isn’t for them at all. Forgiveness is for the forgiver not the forgiven.

Forgiving someone does not need to be intermingled with allowing the person to continue with their actions going forward or even allowing them to remain in your life at all.

You can forgive and allow them to remain if they are truly sorry and you feel the connection can be salvaged on both ends or if you don’t believe that to be the case, you can choose to not allow it any further.

Carrying a heavy weight around for the rest of your life every time you think of that event or that person only serves to hurt you, not them. Put it down and walk away.

Monarch Wellness can help. Visit www.monarchwellness.net to view their services and classes.

Originally Posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/03/forgiveness-vs-allowance/

The Body Builder’s “Doggie Omelette”

We all know the bodybuilding crowd consumes mass amounts of eggs. To be more specific, egg whites. The question becomes when you are cooking those up, are there two little eyes staring up at you in the kitchen?

 If you are a body builder with a dog in the house, don’t toss those egg yolks. The pan is still hot. When your omelet is done, pop the yolks in the pan and treat your dog to a nutrient packed “Doggie Body Builder Omelet”.

Egg yolks are an excellent source of protein, cholesterol, and fat. These are essential for dogs – protein builds muscle and fat encourage energy. Egg yolks contain vitamins E, D, A and K. 

“Just the fats man, Just the fats…”

The Fats: Are good for your dog’s coat and skin.

The Cholesterol: No worries. It does not affect dogs as it does humans. It will give your dog a shiny coat.

The Vitamins: Provide a nutritional boost not found in most dog foods.

Vitamin A – benefits the eyes and keeps the body’s mucous membranes moist.

Vitamin D  – helps dogs absorb calcium, which in turn promotes bone health.

Vitamin E – protects the body’s tissues and encourages healthy red blood cell formation.

Vitamin K – is essential for blood clotting.

Ingredients: 1-6 Egg yolks depending on the size of your dog (and how many you have left over)

1 sprinkle of Pink Salt. (contains trace minerals)

Recipe: Scramble and serve with a dog cookie of your choice 😉

The Result: A happy spoiled healthy dog who loves you very much.

Enjoy!

Originally Posted: https://www.hardestgainer.com/single-post/2017/03/24/The-Body-Builders-Doggie-Omelette

Handling Bad Publicity in Your Online Presence

No matter how great of a job your company does, there will always be someone who has it out for you. With the ease and swiftness of communication on the internet based social environment, claims and rumors can spread like wildfire.  Knowing the proper steps to take can be vital to protect your reputation.

“All press is good press!” – Hollywood has claimed for decades. Is this the truth? Yes and No. A little controversy can actually spark interest that mundane things like press releases or newspaper articles just can’t.

You may ask “But can’t that information harm your business reputation?”

Depends on the point of view of the readership entirely. Honestly, it is anyone’s guess as to how flaming reviews and outlandish claims are taken. Often times even if claims start from a good honest place, ego-driven need for self-perceived vindication can take over and exaggeration comes into play. It is best to take the ultra negative with a grain of salt when reading.

Facing up to the situation honestly is often the best advice.

-If you were in the wrong, do your best to correct it.

-If you are being incorrectly accused and persecuted, state your side as clearly and simply as possible in a retort and just leave it at that. Arguments are not productive or necessary.

Interestingly: Research shows that customers who are happy with the way their complaint was handled are more likely to give word-of-mouth recommendations.

Preventing bad press in the first place is ideal. Live up to your word and fulfill contracts. Meet deadlines, and exceed expectations. Doing business in an honorable way is sure to keep your clients happy and coming back time and time again, spreading the word while doing so.

Here at Damonaz Design we take pride in our work and value our clients. If you are looking for the best and most personalized service in the SW Florida area in the fields of Website Design, SEO and Marketing, Social Media Management, Content Creation, Online Presence Management, Graphic Design, Blog Writing and much more, visit www.damonazdesign.com

Originally Posted: http://www.damonazdesign.com/2017/03/handling-bad-publicity-in-your-online-presence/

Google and Google Chrome BLOCK Naturalnews.com

Are Google chrome users are now being censored from seeing natural health information? If you view the same page www.naturalnews.com in Google Chrome vs. Safari or Firefox or any other browser you get two different views. Chrome is blocking every page link on the main article site virtually blocking their users from being able to receive natural health information.

I am getting conflicting reports – some people can see the page and others just get the blank…? What do you see?

We have to consider: Is this the future internet you want? Big monopoly corporations deciding FOR YOU what you can and cannot read and learn?

Google needs to hear from all of us who believe in healing and keeping our health the natural way.
Corporate office:
Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy. Mountain View, CA 94043

1-650-253-0000 / 1 855-836-3987
Not surprisingly, there is no email address available.

 

Severed Connections

Love is the strongest bond and the highest vibratory level. During the course of our lifetime, we have encounters and form relationships with many different people. This includes family, friends, and lovers. All of them are loved in their own way.

The list of reasons relationships may come to an end is virtually endless and incredibly personal. Sometimes separation is unavoidable, however painful. No two relationships are the same as no two humans are the same, therefore what you experience with someone will be unlike anything that can be replicated.

Though you may miss the cherished connection you had, life circumstances and behavior may dictate that divide stand. Life continues, down two separate paths. The question remains, is that love ever really gone?

It has been said there is a fine line between love and hate. The real dichotomy would be love and indifference. Both love and hate are strong emotions, whether you push or pull against something you are giving it attention and in turn, keeping it anchored in your mind and in your life.

Sometimes it is just plain hard to really let go even when you truly believe it is in your own best interest and possibly even the best interest of the other person.

Letting go doesn’t have to mean the relinquishing of the love you feel for that person. Loving another person unconditionally means true acceptance on every level, even when there may not be “like” or tolerance left, there still can be love.

Allow it to be, try to appreciate it for what it is, and do your best to switch focus to the positive working aspects of your life and the people are you choosing to stay in the cast of characters that is your life.

Monarch Wellness offers sessions and classes that can help you to let go of the past and on to living a fuller more joyful life. Visit www.monarchwellness.net to learn more or sign up.

Originally Posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/03/severed-connections/

Is it “Reverse Weight-ism”?

It seems society is up in arms these days in regard to making sure they are politically and socially correct as not to offend anyone. We tiptoe around things we are thinking because it might make someone feel bad.

Being nice is never a bad thing after all our parents taught us “if you can’t say anything nice, it’s better not to say anything at all.” With that, we don’t disagree.

But let’s be fair 

This leaves many of us wondering – Why has fat shaming become a thing… yet its ok to make fun of or pick on those who in the opposite direction, can’t manage to gain or keep on weight? 

The image comes to mind of the classic beach scene where the big buff muscular guy is kicking sand in the face of the thin guy in order to get the girl. Isn’t that bullying and prejudice too?

We call it Reverse Weight-ism

Telling someone to “eat a burger”, “damn your skinny” or calling them names like “Skeletor” is just as damaging as calling someone “fat ass” or other derogatory names. It damages the self-image and bruises the ego.

Stop it.

Putting other people down does not make you a better person or raise you up in any way. You might not even realize you are insulting them… after all, we are a “weight loss society”, it’s everyone’s goal to be thin. Right?

WRONG

It is just as difficult, if not more so to add-on weight with a “too fast” metabolism than it is to take the pounds off with a slowed one.

Our point?

We are just asking you to try to be more aware of how your words could affect other people.

HARD GAINERS

Don’t give up. You can get there with the right direction – diet, nutrition and belief… talk with us. We can help.

Originally Published: https://www.hardestgainer.com/single-post/2017/03/16/Is-it-%E2%80%9CReverse-Weight-ism%E2%80%9D

Relinquishing the need to save others

It is the human condition to want to help. It is kind and proper to do your best to be good to others. It is in everyone’s best interest. – Or, is it?

Helping others helps our humanity. We feel good when we truly perform gestures of kindness. The problem comes in when that kindness is taken advantage of. When you end up with certain individuals in your life that come to expect you to constantly help. They can begin to cross that line from needing an occasional favor to needing and worse expecting you to be there at the drop of the hat every time something goes wrong.

You become their lifeline, their knight in shining armor.

It can be time-consuming, emotionally draining, physically draining, and even push the limits of their life taking time away from and precedence over your own. Learning to say “no” becomes vital to your own wellbeing. The problem is that with these types of friendships or relationships along with saying “no”, often comes guilt. You want the best for that person and it was in your realm of possibility to help them (again). But this time you didn’t. How do you justify that? – Not to them, but to yourself.

It is important to think about things from a different perspective. When it is all about them, yes the perspective is “feel bad” “you should have helped”. But in reality how good of a friend is that person being to you by expecting you to help take care of their life issues all of the time? Is that kind on their part, is it thoughtful, does it take into account your feelings?

The answer is No.

The best way to keep balance in any friendship or relationship is to establish balance and boundaries. When it’s all give and no take on one side the energy and the friendship are not balanced. Constantly trying to save someone, no matter how much you love them not only wears you out, it actually disempowers that person.

If you need to regain some balance back in your life Monarch Wellness can help. We offer a wide array of classes and one on one sessions. Please visit www.monarchwellness.net to learn more or schedule.

Originally posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/03/relinquishing-the-need-to-save-others/

Don’t Allow Fear to Stop You

“What you fear the most will come to you.” This proverb is found originally in the Bible (Jeremiah 42) and has been rehashed over and over throughout the years by sages, Wisemen, authors, and motivational speakers.

Fear and worry are driving factors in many people’s lives. Both are a misuse of the imagination. Imagination and thoughts are power.

The truth of the matter isn’t that just what you fear the most will come to you… It’s that whatever you focus on – good or bad will have a tendency to manifest in your life. The beauty is that once you understand this you realize that you are in control. You get to decide what you will experience in this life.

Fear is a feeling. It’s a visceral reaction we have to a possibility of an outcome that we do not want. Realizing that that outcome has not happened yet and may not ever need to occur and even better yet, that you hold the key to overcoming the possibility entirely. It has been said that the acronym FEAR stands for is False Evidence Appearing Real. This could not be truer.

How do you get past a fear?

  • Switch Focus – occupying your mind and time with other more positive things can help. Do your best to keep your mind off of outcomes you do not wish to happen.
  • Face your fears – If you have a fear of something tactile – heights, fire, needles, etc. desensitization can also be helpful. Fear is not logical. Fear is often irrational. Repeated exposure gets your mind and body used to the stimulus often causing the fear to lessen over time. Refusing to face fear keeps it alive. The common tactic of burying your head in the sand does not work and only serves to delay.
  • Be easy on yourself – changing old ingrained habits take time and practice. If you find yourself in old patterns of fear based thought, do your best to take some deep breaths and refocus.
  • Focused meditation – practicing meditation can help you to clear old patterns subconsciously.

Monarch Wellness offers sessions and classes that can help you get past the fear and on to living a more full and happy life. Visit www.monarchwellness.net to learn more or sign up.

Originally posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/02/dont-allow-fear-to-stop-you/

Don’t Just Deal with Stress – Eliminate it!

In a world filled with alarm clocks, rush hour traffic, deadlines that must be met, bills to pay and mouths to feed – multitasking, sleep deprivation and stress have become the norm.

Everyone has “one of those days” once in a while. But when stress invades and takes over your world becoming a way of life something needs to change. The human body was not meant to operate on coffee and adrenaline on a daily basis. This type of fast pace high-pressure lifestyle takes its toll on your health, your emotional and spiritual well-being as well as your relationships.

What is stress? – Stress is any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes the body mentally or physically to be in a state of unrest. But what can you do about it? Quite a bit it turns out! I am going out on a limb to make a controversial and shocking statement. Here goes…are you ready? YOU are creating your life. Pure and simple. Because of this, YOU are the only one who can change it and free yourself from this crazy pace that is taking a toll on your very existence.

“What? No, you just don’t understand” you may think to yourself… “It’s not MY fault, it can’t be. I am not the one causing me all this stress it’s my boss, husband, kids, mother in law, insert another possible scapegoat here____.”

While it is true that you cannot control anyone else’s actions, what you can control is your reaction to them.

The first step in eliminating stress from your life on a permanent basis is to start with the basic concept that you are in fact 100% responsible for your life.  Once you do that, you can see clearly what (and sometimes who) is not in your best interest to keep. We know this is a big step for some, but by doing this you not only take responsibility you take back control.

Step two is changing your outlook. What is it that we all want out of life? A new car? A nice house? A vacation to Tahiti? Well, sure. We all like those things. But why? What is at the core of wanting these material items and experiences?

It’s happiness, joy, relaxation, and excitement! I think we can all agree that what we all want most is simple. We want to feel good.

Here are a couple of exercises to help:

When you wake up first thing in the morning jump out of bed and declare out loud “Today is going to be a fantastic day!” You may feel like a complete buffoon doing this at first, and even like you are lying to yourself. It’s ok to feel silly, humor us and do it anyway. Your subconscious hears you and cannot differentiate between the truth and a lie, it believes everything you say to be truth and so accepts it as fact. Believe your day will be fantastic and it will be.

Another very helpful idea is to make a Gratitude List. Any piece of paper will do, just write down everything you have in your life that you feel grateful for. You will be amazed at how much actually ends up on your list. The more you focus on the positive, the more positive you will draw into your life. And in turn, the better you will feel overall!

Some of us start from such a chaotic low place it’s not easy for us to shift to feeling good. Ok, we get that, your goal should be to just feel as good as you can right now. Do something nice for yourself. Take a “me” moment. Go for a walk, have a coffee, just let the world fall away for a minute and allow yourself to be at the center of your world and really be in present time. After all, if you don’t take the time and care for yourself, who will?

Changing the way that you think is no easy task. It takes practice, for the mind is like a child with attention deficit disorder. It runs amuck from thought to thought, making order and serenity difficult at best. Meditation is a good way to practice quieting the mind. Take some time out without distractions and turn on some calm soothing music and just “be” in the stillness. Allow your mind to wander but with the focused intent of being calm and clear and just breathe. With time and practice, you will be able to clear your mind of all thought and you will achieve a serene feeling that will stay with you.

In recent years we have been conditioned in the workplace that in order to succeed we have to do a million things at once and do them correctly. That is a lot of pressure! This is in fact, is not what successful people do. Successful people do one thing at a time with intent and with focus. They use a to-do list not on the computer or on a palm pilot but on good old fashioned paper with a pen or pencil, scratching things off and moving along. Why? Because it’s tactile. It becomes more easily engrained in your mind making it easier to remember.

In order to lead a low-stress existence, let’s summarize:

  1. Take responsibility for your life. By doing so you take back control.
  1. Change our outlook, the old saying “fake it till you make it” is more than true. It’s very difficult to be sad when your face is smiling.
  1. Clear your life of things that stress you out – if you don’t like your job –get another one. The same is to be said for personal relationships – if they are beyond repair, love the other person enough and yourself enough to appreciate it for what it was and what you have learned from them and let it go.
  1. Take time for yourself – be nice to yourself. You are important!
  2. Clear your mind and allow peace to become a part of your daily life and realize that you deserve it.
  1. Organize – When everything is in its proper place it brings balance to both the heart and mind.
  1. Just breathe – oxygen is very important for the body and most of us breathe way too shallowly. Make sure to breathe from your diaphragm – your shoulders should remain still.

Stress is a top cause of many illnesses as it manifests itself in the body in numerous ways – high blood pressure, anxiety, heart attacks, headache, cancer, depression and many others. Taking steps today to simplify and distress your life could save your health and your life tomorrow.

For classes and one on one sessions that can help alleviate stress and help you relax and gain balance back in your life, visit Monarch Wellness www.monarchwellness.net.

Originally Posted: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/02/stress/