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Do You Have Nomophobia?

Nomophobia means ‘Love of your Phone’

An increasing number of us are coming to realize that our relationships with our phones are not exactly what a couples therapist would describe as “healthy.”

  1. The time you spend on your phone is time you’re not spending doing other pleasurable things, like hanging out with a friend or pursuing a hobby. Instead of thinking of it as “spending less time on your phone,” think of it as “spending more time on your life.”
  2. What’s your posture like? How’s your breathing? Is whatever you’re doing on your phone making you feel good?
  3. Leave your phone at home while you go for a walk. Stare out of a window during your commute instead of checking your email. Pay attention to your craving. What does it feel like in your body?
  4. When you see someone pull out their phone on the street or an elevator does it make you want to check yours. Use that as a cue to take a deep breath and refrain from checking yours
  5. This is your life. How much of it do you want to spend on your phone?

A subject dear to my heart. I find it so frustrating when the use of phones interfere with the presence of your precious children, a friend, relation anyone that would like your attention. To me personally using your phone in the presence of any one shows that their importance to you is Zero. Another thing which I need to pull myself up about is texting instead of phoning when communicating with friends. Anyway I thought this book looked interesting and found a video that explains very well the diagnosis of those who have anxiety when not near their phone.

Being present whether walking the dog, or visiting or just in the presence of your family is very important.

 

 

 

 

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Composting Made Easy

I know this does not sound too exciting but I did buy one of these tumblers for my family for Christmas. If you have a vegetable or flower garden, then composting is one way to make sure they flourish. The amount of food scraps that we accumulate every day is enormous so one way to use them up is to compost them. I mean how many of us buy potting mix every year when we can very well make our own easily. There are also composers that you can have in your kitchen which is especially good if you live in a unit and have pot plants on your deck. Check it out on Amazon.

Anyway if you are interested here is a video to fill you in on the how’s

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This Is An Amazing Transformation

This stuff works. This family should be very proud of themselves. I have just been introduced to the product by ‘Isagenix’ and so far have been very impressed. If you have a weight problem or just want to lose a few pounds or kilo’s take a look and read up about it. I believe this to be the one thing that will work for you.

Great story.

 

“One year ago, Michelle and I started our life-changing journey. Unsure at the time if we would like it or even see results, we were willing to say yes and give it a try. It took us less than a week to realize that Isagenix was the lifestyle we desperately needed. I still can’t believe the outstanding positive changes it has brought to our lives in the past year.

What started out as a way for me and Michelle to improve our own health and wellness has created a ripple effect throughout our entire family. Our daughter, Paige, joined us in January, followed by our son, Zane, who hopped on the health train a month later. I can say without a doubt that

we’ve had many meaningful family experiences simply because we decided to make a long-term commitment to the system. ⠀
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This new lifestyle has changed our children’s lives in so many positive ways. I can see they have more confidence, self-esteem, energy, and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to pursue things they have never done before. To date, they’ve tried hiking, kayaking, and running, and we all have gym memberships now, too!

It’s not about weight loss anymore. Reinventing our quality of life was an unexpected effect that has become the sustainable goal. We’ve easily adjusted our mindset to ‘eating to live, not living to eat,’ and collectively, we are down more than 330 pounds!* Our family is always happy and excited to share our experience with anyone who wants to learn how to make a change.”

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For more information you can go to lesleyvoth.isagenix.com or davidvoth.isagenix.com

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Every Childs Nightmare – Don’t Know Why – Just is

LoL. I think there is always one child in the family that feels about vegetables like these kids. My hate was silver beet which is a horror veggie that anyone born in NZ will know.

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Who Knew Who Knew – Ross❤️

Who Knew, Who Knew

Who knew that the last time together, was the last.
Almost Two years ago, Jon’s Wedding, time has gone fast

It was so good to see you, as meeting over the years were few and far between
Usually at family gathers where most of us would convene

So glad we don’t see the signs and cannot see ahead
Although your future, from the doctor was read

The news was unbelievable, heart wrenching for us all to say the least
For your life to end by such a mean and most times uncontrollable beast

I wont linger on the pain we still all feel
I am sure we all thought, no sweat he will heal

It was not to be, so I just picture you Kite surfing at sea
I picture the love you always had for the water, and seemingly carefree

You seem to make many friends wherever you went
Few beers, laugh and a joke, in my mind, time well spent

Well there are a few Mackie’s now, up there where you are going
As the years go by, the numbers will keep growing

But that is ok, till we meet again, if you are still making your home brew
Save a glass for me, so we can indulge in a few
God bless you Ross, rest in peace, for He Knew, He Knew
Aunty L

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How to Survive Long Trips with the Family

Family trips in the car should be exciting and memorable. Don’t forget to stop every now and then to stretch the legs or maybe see some of the sights along the way. I know when Dad gets behind the wheel he just wants to get going and get there as fast as he can. Ok Dad or Mom it’s not about you all the time and if you want happy kids consider some of their comforts as well. Nothing worse than grumpy moaning kids trust me. Anyway here are some suggestions for entertainment along the way in between stops.

  1. When it comes to food and drink, if you’re heading from home then packing a picnic lunch and finding a park to spread the blanket is a great way to allow the children let off some steam. Make up some favorites to eat and try to keep away from Junk food that could make them a little Hypo.
  2. If the kids are older than they’ll want to help manage a playlist of songs. Give everyone in the car an option to choose – no child wants to listen to their parent’s soundtrack no matter how cool the parents think they are (note to self: Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” has not aged well).
  3. For younger children the audiobook is a blessing. Currently in the Top 10 audio books on Booktopia there are plenty of choices for the young ‘uns such as The 91 Story Treehouse to The World’s Worst Children 2; as well as evergreens such as Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree (read by Kate Winslet) and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  4. Games such “The Animal Name Game” (where one person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. “Lynx” has in the past, brought the game to a quick conclusion); “The Alphabet Game” (where one person chooses the right-hand side of the road, and someone else the left and each player looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on their side. The first to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order wins); and the old chestnut that is “I Spy” will always help wile away the hours.
  5.  There is technology.  Whip out this option when the going gets rough. Some of the best game apps include Drawing Pad (age 2-4); Lightbot Jr (age 5-8) and Dragon Box Elements (age 9-12). But they’ll no doubt have their favorites. Now this one for me Is not a good option as I believe the kids should be more aware of where they are going and the surroundings plus scenery.

As comedian Eddie Cantor once said, “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why”.

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Free Ebook – Change your Water, change your Life

 Change your water, change your life!
Your Amazing Immune System

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Medication
Do you take any of these drugs on a regular basis?

Aspirin/Pain medication
Cold medicines
Allergy medications
Antibiotics
Ask yourself why would you take these artificial chemicals into your body? Is it because you lack a strong immune system or because you’ve been told you have to take drugs to stay healthy?

Your body actually has an amazing ability to protect itself from harm through the natural immune system. When your body is healthy, your immune system can defend itself against millions of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins. When you are run down, you may believe that pills are the only answer. This is a socially accepted norm that many people resort to. But it’s not always the best option.

What’s Inside That Medication?

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Take some time today to read through the ingredients in your medicine cabinet. You’ll most likely find a long list of complicated words that are difficult to pronounce. Although they may sound very scientific, you will be left with no better understanding of what is actually in the pills you are taking.

The truth is that many medications can actually cause adverse side effects in the human body. Listen to television and radio commercials and you will most likely start hearing advertisements for lawsuits about previously acceptable medications that have caused serious problems.

Your Body’s Natural Defense – Hydration

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Staying hydrated and boosting your immune system naturally is a safe method to staying healthier. Water has no known side effects. Access to clean; pure water is convenient when you have an Enagic® water ionizer. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

Click below or on the picture to get your free Ebook. I was unable to download it to put it directly on the blog so when you click on it it will go to the website so you need to scroll down the page till you come to the application where you can put in your email address.  It has some interesting information that I myself find informative and I am sure you will also. 

 

Click on this to get your Free Ebook

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