The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is a book that has completely changed my life, and I know it can do the same to anyone who reads it with an open mind.
The essential theme of this book is that every little thing you do matters. Although you may not see immediate results today, everything you do is accumulating into consequences. These decisions we make are easy to do and easy not to do. It’s easy to drink an extra water bottle a day. However, it’s also easy not to do. The choice is yours- as well as your future.
Your philosophy is the way you view and think about the world. Everything flows out of your philosophy. You can hear how people think about the world by the way they speak.
For example, if someone is constantly blaming outside circumstances for their current life situation, you know that their philosophy is that they believe they are not responsible for the outcome of their life.
However, if a person believes that they are responsible for everything in their life, you’ll find that this person is usually the one that goes the extra mile. This is the person that gets up early and exercises or invests in the learning tools they need, such as books and courses. Read more
Valentine’s Day can be a fun time of the year unless you avoid candy like I do. Every store has candy and teddy bears everywhere. They’re such cliché gifts and could be bought at any other time of the year. Valentine’s Day should be special and not something you participate in because you feel obligated to. It’s time to get creative because candy is not good for your health or your smile. Here are 10 Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy your loved one that’s not candy.
1. Apple Charging Station
2. Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker
3. A New Phone Case Read more
The New Year’s can be a great time to get together with family, eat, and have a good time. It’s fun and there’s nothing like counting down to the new year. A new year can mean a fresh start for some and for others it can to achieve more than last year. With all this fun going on, it’s almost a sure thing that someone will offer you something to drink. This calls for the question, “Should you drink alcohol this New Year’s Eve?”
Any party we go to thrown by our family will have alcohol. For us, there’s no getting away from it unless we stay home. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever drank alcohol was at a New Year’s party. My fourteen-year-old self was blacked out, laughing and crying, and making a fool of myself on video. Thinking about it now makes me sick!
In order to really make an educated decision, it’s important to understand what alcohol does to the body. Read more
Christmas is indeed one of those most wonderful times of the year. It’s a time when families gather together to celebrate one another and gift gives of appreciation. We get a chance to see those family members who we may not see all throughout the year.
If your family cooks a Christmas dinner, then you know it can be Thanksgiving all over again, but with more red and green. It’s a fun time and you should definitely enjoy yourself. That being said, it should of no surprise that many holiday treats and snacks should be avoided as well.
Christmas Snacks And Treats That Should Be Avoided
There are many treats that we already know to stay away from because we stay away from them the other eleven months of the year. For example, all those different Christmas Hershey Kisses. However, a lot of Christmas snacks are things we’re unfamiliar with.
Broccoli is truly amazing food. It can be prepared multiple ways and has such a delicious crunch! It’s definitely affordable and doesn’t take long to prepare. Not only that, but it’s a powerful superfood that can help boost the immune system, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and so much more. There’s no way you can go wrong adding broccoli to your weekly shopping trip. If you’re not convinced yet, let’s take some time to go over the health benefits of broccoli.
Serving Size: One cup of raw broccoli
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Protein: 2.6 grams Read more
If there’s one fruit I love, it’s tomatoes! Although they’re technically a fruit, we prepare and eat it like a vegetable. There are many health benefits of tomatoes which are a great secondary reason to consume it. (The first reason is for its great taste!)
Serving Size: One small 100-gram tomato
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Protein: 0.9 grams Read more
Cinnamon has been around for a long time. Ever since its discovery, it’s been used for many purposes including as a remedy of the common cold and food preservation. There are many well-known health benefits of cinnamon that I’ll go over with you.
Did you know? Cinnamon comes from Cinnamomum, the innermost part of tree bark.
There are two main different types of cinnamon:
- cassia cinnamon – the common type we can find almost anywhere.
- ceylon cinnamon – widely known as “true cinnamon”.