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    Inspiration & Information from Universal Wellness

    Release Date: 3/1/2007


     


    Universal Wellness New Developments

    Happy February!
    Many businesses (including UW) send out newsletters and announcements at the beginning of the year.  They are hoping to inspire and take advantage of people making New Year's resolutions and ready for fresh starts.  This year I decided not to get caught up in that push and instead gear my message to something dear to my heart, Valentine's Day.  My husband, Lee, and I will also be celebrating our 10th Anniversary that day :-)  Of course we don't really need a holiday to celebrate love and shine our light in the world.  However, I enjoy the symbolism and pass the reminder on to you.  The common denominator of all of us is love.  Please join me in reminding ourselves and others of this in as many ways as we can.
    If you are having difficulty remembering that you are love, please consider looking into Universal Wellness Telephone Coaching If we care to change our world in any way, it's got to start from inside.  Whether it is a desire for improved health, relationships, financials or world peace, the groundwork starts straight from the heart!  Read one satisfied client's comments.
    "Dear Michelle, Our work together this first six weeks has far exceeded my expectations. I thank you for helping me to remember who I am. You are modest about your part in my successes, but I credit this newly found (or re-found) ability to focus and an overwhelming sense of joy that is literally bubbling up out of me to whatever channel you are able to tap. I am grateful beyond expression to you for your generosity and love. Your great fan, Elizabeth"

    Happy Valentine's Day (Month, Year)!
    Love & Light,
    Michelle



    Self Care Check

    "It'll take a Miracle to make this happen!"
    Have you ever heard someone say this or just thought it yourself?  What would your life be like if you experienced a miracle every day?  If you can't fathom that just yet, what if you heard about daily miracles in others lives?  What if you could start your day with this fabulous news?  Now you CAN!

    Here's a message from my beautiful friend Samia:

    Prosperity Sharing Group
    We are so blessed to share this wonderful experience!


    Dear Friends and Family, All us of here at Effortless Prosperity would like to wish each one of you a happy, healthy, wealthy up coming year At this time of the year, REALLY give thanks for all you have. When you think of it, I am sure it is extraordinary. Have a very prosperous and Effortless Life. Bijan and I are very grateful for your attendance to all the Effortless Prosperity Seminars. We had an amazing time with every one of you and wish to continue in this journey together. We wish you a Happy Prosperous year. Many blessings, Bijan and Samia

    Join Us Monday thru Friday Starting Jan 15th 2007 from 6:00 AM (PST) 9:00 AM (EST) for Effortless Prosperity Sharing each morning. Samia will read one of the lessons from Effortless Prosperity Book I. Bijan's desire has simply been to be of service to humanity. He was told to write Effortless Prosperity and to offer Effortless Prosperity Seminars. To quote his guide, "In order for a person to be truly prosperous, he must share his prosperity consciousness with others." And in Bijan's prosperity consciousness lies the conviction that anyone can change their life with a minimum of time and effort. As Bijan says, "Who we really are has nothing to do with what we think of ourselves. But everything that happens outside of us is a direct result of what we think of ourselves. Change your mind and change your life".

    I invite all of you and ask you to write down your successful stories and share them with us on the prosperity call by dialing 1-712-338-8900 pin 1969# Join Us Monday thru Friday Starting Jan 15th 2007 from 6:00 AM (PST) 9:00 AM (EST) Effortless Prosperity Miracle Sharing Group Samia Effortless Prosperity



    Inspiration Corner
    GoodSearch.com

    Couldn't we all use a little more good news these days?  Well there is a delightful place to find inspiring stories and news at www.DarynKagan.com
    Thanks to my wonderful husband, pointing me in her direction, I also discovered a way to donate to my charity of choice while surfing the internet.

    GoodSearch.com

    Video URL:
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid376819401/bclid340457716/bctid392158577

    Video Description:
    DarynKagan.com brings you the inspiring story behind the GoodSearch.com search engine. Meet the brother-sister team who created it and find out an easy way to raise money for your favorite charity!



    For Grins & Giggles
    Laughing Yoga

    This isn't supposed to be funny…..it is a practice many people swear by. But I thought it was funny and perhaps you will to0~

    click here to view video



    Did You Know…?

    By now you've probably heard of movies like "Conversations With God" and "The Secret".  For those and more great, uplifting movies join The Spiritual Cinema Circle today. February's Special Offer:
    You'll get 10 movies for only $21 plus shipping!  WOW!



    Professional Highlight
    Lisa Druxman Founder/CEO of Stroller Strides

    Lisa Druxman, a nationally recognized speaker and author, is considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly prenatal and postpartum fitness. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition), which is the focus of a book she's currently writing that will be published by Hatchett Books this year.

    Real Labor - Getting Back Into Shape After Baby
    As excited as new moms are about the birth of their baby, they also can't believe the body that's been left behind. Our round, voluptuous body seemed beautiful while pregnant and seems like bread dough after labor. What makes matters worse is that new moms 1) don't have time to do traditional exercise and 2) shouldn't be dieting. Your body has undergone a tremendous amount during pregnancy, so the last thing you should do is deprive it of precious nutrients. But yes, there is hope. A program in San Elijo called Stroller Strides is helping new moms get back their pre pregnancy shape. What's even better is that they get to meet other new moms and spend valuable time with their babies. Classes consist of power walking with intervals of body toning "stations" using the stroller and the outside environment. Even if you can't make it to a Stroller Strides class, you can follow these tips for getting back in shape.

    1.  It goes without saying that you need to get your doctor's permission before beginning this or any other exercise program. Most doctors will suggest you wait 6 weeks after your labor date to begin exercise.
    2. Use the environment. You don't need a gym and you can take your baby with you. The best exercise out there is walking. It's something everyone can do and you don't need special equipment to do it. You can put your baby in the stroller or in a baby carrier for your walks.
    3. It doesn't need to hurt. In fact, it shouldn't. Your body needs lots of energy to recover from pregnancy and childbirth and to take care of your baby (especially if you're nursing). Exercising at the right intensity will give you more energy, not take it away. How do you know if you're working at the right level? Try the talk test. If you can talk so easily to your baby that you can carry on a regular conversation than you are definitely not working hard enough. However, if you're working so hard that you can't sing the ABC's to her, then you are working too hard. Find a good balance of being just a little bit out of breath.
    4. Any time is the right time.  New moms don't have a traditional 30-minutes, three times a week to workout. So, just get active whenever you can. Take a 10-minute walk here, do some push ups there, and before you know it you'll have a workout. Get creative. Figure out ways to turn your chores around the house into a workout. The most important thing is consistency. Make a commitment to get active regularly.
    5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. Everyone is supposed to drink 8, 8-oz glasses of water a day. If you are nursing, you'll need even more. Make sure that you are drinking water throughout your workout.

    By Lisa Druxman, Stroller Strides, LLC

    Druxman is also the founder and CEO of the fitness franchise Stroller Strides. She created the program with her desire to have a career that was supportive of motherhood. After much personal success, she franchised the business so that she could share that opportunity with other women nationwide. The program now has more than 300 locations in over 30 states. Druxman and Stroller Strides have been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Access Hollywood, and in publications such as Entrepreneur, Woman's Day and more.



    Spotlight Exercise
    Watch Your Balance! Or not.

    So many injuries could be avoided if folks simply improved their balance.  Ways to increase balance are quite simple and can be performed in only a few minutes a day (maybe waiting in a line or on hold on the phone).

    Simply stand on one foot with your arms out to your sides.  Work your way up to 60 seconds.  Of course, repeat on other foot.  If that becomes (or is) easy, close your eyes as you do so. Hmmm, did anything change?  Then you can maintain balance while moving arms or the leg you are not standing on.  As always, if you need a more advanced version, please e-mail me michelle@universalwellness.us


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