Go Ahead and Get a Move On!

Artwork by Laura Laine. Click on image to view more of here amazingly beautiful work.

Artwork by Laura Laine. Click on image to view more of here amazingly beautiful work.

For this Things to do Thursday, Polka Dot Tango decided that one thing everyone should do is make a decision. Each and every day, we are faced with decisions, big and small. Do I want to wear my hair up today or down? Do I really feel like I need a venti or should I just stick with my grande? Should I sell my car or just enjoy not having payments? Should I quit my job or keep it? The only thing in common with these questions is that you have a choice. The difference, some could ultimately change your life.

Who hasn’t had a decision that they had settling in the back of their mind, making a grand appearance more often than not? It’s this decision that can leave you feeling worried, insecure, hopeless, and exhausted. There are so many “what-ifs” that create an excruciating professional ping-pong tournament going on in your head. The stress of wondering and planning can leave you debilitated and overwhelmed.  You feel like an enormous weight is on your shoulders. So, let’s just take a moment and refer back to one of the great legends, Dr. Seuss (Click on link to see entire verbiage:

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Laura Laine

Laura Laine

I know Dr. Seuss made up crazy words and insane little characters, but if you think about it, he started out doing ads and then decided to dive head first into his own made-up world. Because of that…he is a household name that only has positive connotations with it! Applause indeed! So, this Thursday, attempt to get closer to having “that decision” made or if you’re feeling wild, just make it. On tinybuddha.com, there are some tips on how to make a decision, and we have selected a few.

Make the small decisions with your head and the big ones with your heart. -Emily Keith

Take a step back and try to stop thinking so much. -Liz Morton

Ask yourself three questions before diving into something new or daunting: What’s the worst that can happen? How likely is that to happen? Can you deal with it? -Long Ho

Consider whether or not you will be able to look proudly into the mirror the next day. -Marcia Jones

But in the end, no one can tell you how to decide or what your choice should be, only you. I promise that once you do decide, you will be excited and terrified, which are both explosive emotions. So run with that energy and from deep down in our hearts we wish you the best of luck!

Laura Laine

Laura Laine

Wellness Wednesday: Be the Queen of Your Heart

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Several months ago, I decided to go and get my blood work done and to my surprise, I found out I have high cholesterol! I couldn’t believe it and neither could anyone else. I exercise, I generally eat healthy foods, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, my weight is ok, but, my dad has high cholesterol. Ever since I found out, it has been my mission to lower this cholesterol problem as much as I can so I don’t have to be put on any medication and I can live a healthier life.  So, I have an article from a newsletter called Sunshine Sharing that I would like to share with you! So if you have heart health issues, please read on.

Heart-Mending Supplements

There are numerous herbs and nutritional supplements that can help to both prevent and reverse heart disease. We can’t cover them all, but here are a few of the most important ones.

Co-Q10: The Hear Protector

Over 4,000 scientific studies have been done on Coenzyme Q10, known as Co-Q10 for short. Research shows that this antioxidant helps reduce cardiac inflammation and both prevents and helps to reverse heart disease. It also reduces inflammation in the gums to help heal gum disease.
The beneficial effects of Co-Q10 are numerous. It reduces blood pressure, aids recover from heart attacks, keeps LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and improves energy production in the heart muscle. Statin drugs deplete Q10, so this supplement should always be taken by people using statin drugs to lower cholesterol.

L-Cartinine for Heart Energy

This important amino acid, found primarily in red meat, transports fatty acids to be metabolized for energy in the michondria. It improves energy production and oxygen utilization in the heart and can be very helpful for improving heart health.

Magnesium to Prevent Spasms

About half of all Americans are deficient in magnesium, a critical mineral for heart health. Magnesium helps the heart and blood vessels to relax properly, which reduces stress on the heart, helps protect the heart against spasms and helps lower blood pressure. Magnesium is also essential for energy production in the heart.
If you have not had your blood work done before, do yourself a favor and see what’s going on. Chances are, you are completely healthy but it never hurts to be safe.