5 Habits Of Emotionally Balanced People

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Add these habits to your life if you aren’t already doing so.

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As a life coach, many of my clients come to me feeling like they’re unable to cope with their emotions. They feel overly sensitive and are fearful of experiencing any strong emotions. What I tell them is that finding emotional balance doesn’t have to be hard work — it’s simply about identifying where we need to make small internal shifts that will help us cope better.

Here are five habits that can bring you blissful emotional balance:

1. Instead of reacting, they respond.

A reaction is a hot, in-the-moment burst of emotion that’s usually driven by our ego (so we’re more likely to react when we’re disconnected from ourselves). It might last just a split second before our intuition kicks in and offers some perspective, or it might take over to a point that we act on it. When we feel crappy after dealing with a situation or person, that’s a…

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Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

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This is an interesting article. The most important part is the fact that trans fats have no positives.

Cooking with Kathy Man

Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test.

Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests.

Younger men who ate high levels of trans fats performed more poorly on a memory test involving word recall than those who ate lower levels, the researchers found.

In the study, each gram of trans fats eaten per day was associated with 12 to 21 fewer words recalled, out of an average score of 86, said lead author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

“It’s a pretty sizeable relationship,” Golomb said. “This adds to a body of evidence that trans fats are not something that people should be sticking in their mouth.”

But, it’s important to note that the study wasn’t designed to definitively prove a cause-and-effect relationship; it…

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ROSEMARY CHICKEN / SPINACH – CORN SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND PARMESAN

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Want an idea for a quick dinner? Celia has another great microwave meal planned out with this chicken dish! Quick, easy, and healthy!

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–rosemary (fresh if possible)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–chicken broth (non-fat, low sodium)

–corn (frozen, one-half cup)

–spinach (fresh, 2 handfuls)

–avocado (1, medium, fresh)

–Parmesan cheese (shredded)

–garlic powder

 

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish with a little chicken broth.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary (minced), and olive oil.  Set aside.

2 – Place the corn in a covered baking dish with a little water.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave the corn for 2 minutes on high.

3 – Place the spinach in a mixing bowl.  Add the corn and Parmesan cheese (generous sprinkling).  Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil.  Sprinkle with lemon juice.  Stir well to coat.  Cut open and slice the avocado in one-half inch pieces.  Fold gently into the salad.

4 – Microwave the chicken for 5 minutes…

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10 Weight Loss Diet Tips – Infographic

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Here are some really good reminders about eating sensibly, that you may already know.

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

None of these are shocking new information, but I think they combine well and maybe remind us of something we aren’t doing right now, or as often as is healthy.

I like the 80/20 rule a lot. Eat natural, unprocessed foods 80 percent of the time and your favorite processed treats 20 percent.

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Tony

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BUTTERY CRABMEAT – TOPPED COD WITH ONIONS – PARMESAN – DILL – PARSLEY / RED INCA QUINOA

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Here is a decadent sounding recipe from Celia that I cannot wait to try. I will substitute stevia for the sugar though. Quinoa and fish are already a winning combo in my book. Mix in some crab meat and dill, and I can almost taste it. Maybe a light sprinkling of roasted almond slivers, …Oh yeah, gotta try this one!

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

Note:  The web site says this entrée tastes like lobster, and I agree.

–cod (size of 3 decks of cards; one-half pound)

–crabmeat (1 can)

–onion (one-half, medium)

–dill

–parsley (fresh if possible)

–Parmesan cheese

–sugar (2 tablespoons)

–lemon juice

–buttery crackers (about 6, Ritz or Breton)

–garlic powder

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–Promise Activ margarine (2 tablespoons, heart-healthy)

 

1 – Slice the one-half onion, and place in a covered baking dish.  Add a little water, and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Set aside.  Place 2 tablespoons of sugar in a half cup of water, and microwave for 30 seconds.  Set aside.  Place 2 tablespoons of margarine in a bowl, and heat for 20 seconds.  Set aside.

2 – Place two-thirds cup of quinoa in a covered baking dish.  Add 1 and one-third cup of water.  Season with salt and…

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Good Sitting Posture For Health Benefit

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Sitting affects all of us and the negative impact is worsening due in part to electronics. Whether it is at work, home or in the car, we spend a lot of time sitting. Having been a professional truck driver for many years, I am very aware of the time spent sitting.
This video offers some very good alternatives and suggestions to help get you through your seated day. In fitness, Bob

ROSEMARY CHICKEN WITH BLUEBERRIES – ONION – MAPLE SYRUP / GREEN PEAS TARRAGON

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Struggling with what to throw together for a quick dinner? This microwave recipe from Celia will make a definite hit.
If you think that you have to spend countless hours in the kitchen prepping and cooking, Celia has numerous ideas for microwave cooking.

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–rosemary (fresh if possible)

–blueberries (1 cup)

–onion (one-half, medium)

–maple syrup (one-fourth cup)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–green peas (frozen, packaged)

–tarragon

 

1 – Slice the onion and place in a covered baking dish.  Add the blueberries and maple syrup, with a little water.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Then nestle the chicken amid the blueberry sauce.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, and olive oil.  Set aside.

2 – Place the peas in a covered baking dish with 1 inch of water.  Season with salt, pepper, tarragon, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 and one-half minutes.

3 – Microwave the chicken for 6 minutes (more because of the bulk of the blueberry sauce).

4 – Serve the dinner hot.

–chicken adapted from Driscoll’s web site (berry producer); peas original.

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