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What's on Your Mind?

Scientific study after scientific study has confirmed, absolutely, that our brains are much more attracted to negative images and thoughts. The brain typically detects negative information faster than positive information. Our brains actually have a negative bias. We now know that you can rewire your brain to think and act in ways that lead to greater success and happiness. This is good information to have because it allows us to be aware and then to shift it towards the positive.

For example, once you are aware that you are harboring negative thoughts think of yourself walking down a path that has a fork…the right path is taking you towards more negative. So what you need to do is as soon as you become aware, stop and turn around, and then go on the left path.  

Realize you have a choice…and choice is empowering!

Shift your emotions and take charge of your life!

Celeb Nutritionist Heather Bauer: "Live Your Life, Not Your Diet"

Celeb Nutritionist Heather Bauer: "Live Your Life, Not Your Diet"

 

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign to promote nutrition awareness and education, we caught up with Potomac, Md. native, and certified dietician and nutritionist, Heather Bauer who works with many celebs including Tyra Banks.

She has been writing on the topic of nutrition and diet since 2003, and recently released her new book, "Bread is the Devil." In this book, she shares tips, tricks, and secrets to living a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Heather explains the first step to leading a healthy more controlled life is to identify the top reasons why healthy eating is a challenge for you. In her book, she recognizes 10 specific situations, which prompt people to eat poorly. Do you fall into any of the categories below?

5 Reasons Spray-On Tans are Better

5 Reasons Spray-On Tans are Better

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the country. Furthermore, around 90 percent of all skin cancer cases are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Even indoor tanning beds, which 30 million people use per year, pose health risks. Because of this, many people are in search of a healthier option. Today, the spray-on tan option is increasingly offering many benefits over other forms of tanning.

“Many people are not familiar with the type of spray-on tan that we offer,” explains Meghan Farrar, owner of Golden Glow Mobile Spray Tan (www.goldenglowtansva.com), located in NoVa. “Those who do know and opt for it find out just what a great-looking tan they can get, and how much better it is than sunbathing or being exposed to UV tanning booths.”

Spray-on tans provide many benefits, compared to other forms of tanning, including:

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

March is National Nutrition Month across the country. It’s also an ideal time to look at what we can do to make eating out healthier, especially when you consider that as many as half of the meals that people eat today come from restaurants. In fact, the National Restaurant Association reports that it’s forecasting roughly $631 billion in restaurant sales for 2012. In a typical day across the country, restaurants sell around $1.7 billion worth of food.

Clearly, we are nation that enjoys dining out. But one look at the obesity rates and other health issues makes it apparent that we also need to strive for making healthier meal choices, even when we are at restaurants.

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

School lunches are in the headlines quite a bit, these days. Most people are calling for the school lunch program to clean up its act and start feeding the nation’s children healthier fare. Truth be told, many people who brown bag it could stand to make their lunch healthier, as well. Whether packing lunches for school or work, there are ways to make them healthier.

“Sure, it’s easy to grab some junk food, throw it in a bag and call it lunch,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Problem is, if you do that repeatedly, there will likely be some negative health consequences, over time. Making healthier lunches may require a tad more time and thought, but in the end it will keep you feeling better.”

Here are five tips for helping to make lunch-on-the-go healthier:

Local Chef Prepares a Delicious Meal in Minutes at Fresh Market

Local Chef Prepares a Delicious Meal in Minutes at Fresh Market

 

The following information was sent to us by Lara Bronstein:

The Fresh Flavors Cooking Demonstration is coming to a store near you! Local chefs will lead a free, step-by-step presentation at The Fresh Market store near you in March. Guests are invited to drop in any time during the event and learn how to prepare Provencal Chicken Crepes with Hollandaise Sauce and Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Crepes.

For more information on this event, please visit www.thefreshmarket.com.