Find Your Passion and Get Healthy

A healthy lifestyle can bring you closer to your dreams!!!!
“What you seek is seeking you” !! Find your passion and be healthy.
Words of wisdom from master of inspirations.

Our biological systems are very closely tied to our emotional and mental state. Bringing passion back to our life changes all the chemistry and physiology of our body.

Living with your passion, doing what you love to do and adding compassion to your day to day work tie you more closely to your true self and improve your health. As a part of Mindful Living Club, We promote developing or reviving old hobbies. If your work is not your passion, we encourage that people do spend at least 30 minutes of their day doing what they truly enjoy. Bringing passion and excitement back to your life normalizes your chemical and physiological functions of the body. It creates new pathways of energy and rejuvenate you emotionally and physically.

“Follow your dreams” “Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.”

Rumi, a 13th-century Persian[1][7] poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic has good guidelines on how to follow our dreams.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/beautiful-rumi-quotes-that-will-motivate-you-to-be-a-bett?utm_term=.go5JZ311q#.tq0g0aBBD
Rumi Quotes

Let’s Talk & Track to Prevent Diabetes: Back to Basics Lifestyle guidelines

1. Eat fresh food, whenever possible. Plan & prepare meals ahead of time weekly, freeze as needed for future
2. Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food
3. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients
4. Shop on the perimeter of the store
5. Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot
6. Always leave the table a little hungry
7. Eat together with people you love & like
8. Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline.
9. Get involved in a hobby to be physically active, something you always wanted or used to totally enjoy/ Try to get a purpose in life higher than daily routine
2. Stay socially connected and share your emotions; Join a forum or DPP for lifestyle change
3. Work towards releasing or resolving your negative emotions using stress management techniques; Yoga , Meditation/Mindfulness, Listening to Music, Singing etc.

Good news is out!!! Remission of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle change

Good news is out!!!!
https://www.yahoo.com/…/rigorous-diet-put-type-2-diabetes-r…

Join me to learn more about how to achieve this. Attend my seminar/webinar to learn about CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program

DPP Dec Promotion

Am I at risk of having Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes? Take the quiz and find out!

http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/?referrer=https://www.google.com/ Am I at risk of Prediabetes/Diabetes?

 

https://www.stateofwellness.org/?get_group_doc=11/1487188830-PrediabetesRiskTest.pdf

Am I at risk of Prediabetes/Diabetes?

 

Road to a Nutritious plate: Eating right should not be a rocket science

These days I am enjoying looking at last 15 years of my life on digital photo frame on my kitchen counter. This frame connects to our network with all the pictures we have taken since our first digital camera.

I enjoy watching it while cooking and doing dishes. I love looking at the pictures of my girls in cute outfits in some funny poses at thier soccer, ballet, homecoming, prom, graduation, They have grown up now; are in college and in high school. It brings good memories of those days when they were growing up. It gives me happiness and makes me sad at the same time.Looking at myself in those pictures, One consistent theme stands out; I look  dazed, sleep deprived, tired and lost. These are my pictures in my early thirties; something didn’t seem right. I don’t seem to be usual self the way I am today at the age of 50; full of energy and vibrance. Today, I have sparkle in my eyes and I  am hopeful for tomorrow. I wonder what was wrong with me then?

One consistent reason pops up.The Food. The food I was eating; I was not eating right; food choices I made, genetically modified, over processed, frozen with preservative and pesticides. During the process of settling down in US, I adopted lots of quick life style, thinking that it’s part of survival and it’s part of lifestyle. I was starting my new career, my job was very hectic,kids were young, the day was full of thier day care issues, school pickups drop-offs, thier extra curricular activities and other needs.It was part of my transition to a new lifestyle!!!! I ate whatever seemed easily available in the grocery stores and could be put together in a meal with least efforts including tons of fast food. I rarely worked out. As a result, I had very poor metabolism and rarely had sound sleep.

Coming from a country that does not have refrigerators or microwaves as necessities, I always ate fresh food and I also  ate with great enthusiasm with least rush and multitasking and also ate with lots of social interaction. Things changed as I moved to a new country  and adopted its new culture with a new lifestyle.

It had been a long journey; about 10 years,  to understand myself and what’s wrong with me and my health. Food had been a culprit. Realization of what’s wrong with the food in the grocery stores, understanding the food and agriculture landscape, political and social aspect of food had been an expedition. It had been a constant quest to know what is the right food to eat, how to eat and what is the best strategy to keep my optimum weight. Becoming aware of my surroundings and my own inner self and learning  about my true nature has been really helpful in reclaiming my health and happiness.

My search has unveiled lots of social, economical and cultural issues that stands between a common man and his eating choices of a nutritious meal on his our plate.

I have a mission to accomplish to make common man aware of this. Eating right shoulds not require a college degree. A common man should be able to eat right with no effort. It’s basics of life. All these learning has influenced  and is incorporated in Mindful Living Club philosophy. I have wasted best years of my life suffering due to poor eating choices and an unhealthy lifestyle. People don’t have to go through this journey at the expense of thier family life and personal time. As true in every capitalist world, There is no-one governing and watching those grocery store aisle or restaurants for the benefit of common people. People have to realize that they have to take charge of thier own health by becoming more savvy and aware of thier surroundings and by making necessary lifestyle changes.

It would be my great pleasure to be your guide in this journey. Come, join Mindful living club and let me create pathways of health for you.

 

 

Mindful Living Club Philosophy

“Just Become Aware and Be Healthy”

Healthy lifestyle could become addiction. Let me make it one of yours!!!!

Mindful Living club promotes and guides people  to come together in semi virtual setting  and explore practicing the healthy lifestyle that connects them with  thier “True Self” and gives them true happiness.In this process people become happy and healthy not only because they learn to make better food and nutrition choices but also because they lose weight.

Close Communities are vanishing from our culture. Practicing and learning about a healthy lifestyle by Joining the club will help you find a close community that will be your guide in tough times and provide you with a holistic & mindful solutions to your health needs.

Becoming Aware and making mindful choices makes all the difference in our well being and health.It’s is the key to success of this program. “Lean Existence” is what the we aim for.Staying Healthy is tied very closely to eating healthy but it’s not just physical aspect of food that makes us healthy, its peripheral emotions around eating food that makes us lean and keep us lean, how we eat, where we eat, with whom we eat, how we feel about food, our attitude towards the food makes all the difference. ” The Concept of getting Lean” focuses on creating a holistic approach to our eating, starting from grocery shopping to preparing to eating.It’s a journey that we have to take to get things in our plate. How we do it, makes the difference. The choices help us getting us to a ” Leaner” version of us. Getting lean is not just physical, it’s our emotional and spiritual connection to our food that make us “Lean”.

Mindful living club’s ” Get Lean, Stay Lean”  and Prevent Diabetes programs help people bringing happiness to them through food, nutrition, exercise and breaking away from poor lifestyle practices including eating habits and live life completely, manage thier health condition and pursue their dreams and life fully.

Mindful Living club philosophy is inspired/influenced & adapted from the following sources.  I have a great respect and admiration for the people/sources listed here. They are great resource  for me and come out as a model for courage and great character who are influencing the society in a positive way. I will never be able to write enough to praise them. They are living example of what they preach and need.   Reading the thoughts and ideas from these resources and incorporating them as part of my lifestyle has changed my life and motivated me to reach out and help others to achieve their goals:

  • —CDC Lifestyle change Guidelines for Diabetes Prevention
  • — Michael Pollan’s  Food Rules –What to Eat – Food Journalist Food Rules What to Eat
  • Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101” Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101”
  • —Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s  Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“ He was  one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda., a disciple of Charaka.  He wrote 7000 sutra.  85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“
  • —Deepak Chopra  (All his famous books on Natural healing” including Seven Laws of Spiritual Success) Deepak Chopra’s ” Seven Laws of Spiritual success”
  • —Arkaya yoga philosophy and routine of rebooting and resetting the body
  • Metabolism boosting foods and Meal plans including Haylie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet program (FMD): “As we grow older, we lose the “Burn” “ Fire/Agni to digest our food. This program will reignite that fire in your body. Many people follow low-calorie diets, which make your body move to starvation mode and stubbornly hold on to weight. This program will kick you out of this habit and give it permission to have abundance of food”  Haylie Pomroy FMD