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    Inspiration & Information from Universal Wellness

    Release Date: 5/1/2007


    Universal Wellness New Developments

    Hello Again My Friends,
    It's May, it's May, the lovely month of May!  I hope you and yours have plenty to celebrate.  If not, just start counting your blessings.
    So many people, so many times, have said I am lucky.  I am so lucky it's not snowing where I am.  I am so lucky that I can go to the beach every day.  I am so lucky I can participate in activities I enjoy and on and on.  Guess what?  I am not lucky (although I am blessed).  There were choices made to manifest the outcomes I now experience.  In the same sense, someone is not "unlucky" if they lock their keys in their car.  There was something, conscious or unconscious, that they wanted to manifest by doing so.  Perhaps they didn't really want to go to their next scheduled activity.  Perhaps they needed some time to appreciate nature around them.  Perhaps they wanted to meet the service person who came to assist them.  There are any number of possibilities in that situation that someone else might actually say they were "lucky".
    If you want to get lucky too (just seeing how many people were paying attention)..if you want to manifest the life you desire through conscious decisions, consider Universal Wellness Telephone Coaching  Read another satisfied client's comments.

    "I had the extreme pleasure of having Michelle work with me as my coach.  She was very supportive, helped me refine my focus in life and encouraged me all the way.  I would highly recommend her. Her positive outlook on life really made me aware of HOW I think. She holds a real precious place in my heart."  Sandy J

    Love & Light,

    Self Care Check

    Keeping a journal, or record of daily occurrences, brings powerful healing and positive energy to our souls.  Through it we can deal with experiences and feelings from the past and present. As we write about the different situations in our world, we unleash so much pent up energy and emotion.  With our own innate processes, we gain clarity and understanding about ideas, emotions, problems and opportunities.  Through pen and paper, we revel in our triumphs and move through our challenges.  Discover how effective this medium can be for you!

    •  Set aside quiet time to write - free from distractions and interruptions
    • Date each section then write on...
    • If you have trouble getting words to flow, write down a meaningful word or doodle or write about a dream you had
    • Strive for daily entries
    • Keep your pen moving - Don't worry about margins or editing - There is no right or wrong way to write 
    • Be creative, perhaps you'd like to occasionally attach a photograph or other significant memento
    • In addition to whatever else your spirit moves you to write, record your feelings as they relate to fitness, health and self-improvement  efforts
    • Remember to cultivate an attitude of gratitude as well as a sense of accomplishment for your achievements

    Order pages to get you started!  Pack of over 40 Various Journaling Pages (Approximately 3 3/4" x 6 3/4") for 3 ring notebook > $7.25 first pack ONLY $5.00 each add'l pack in same shipment.  For ORDERING information or a FREE e-sampling, e-mail info@universalwellness.us with your request.

    Inspiration Corner
    The Spiritual Cinema Circle

    "What if I could do my life over again?"

    This is the tantalizing question at the heart of ILLUSION, a new film making its debut with The Spiritual Cinema Circle.
    This award-winning movie, starring legendary actor Kirk Douglas, tells the story of a once powerful but now ailing film director, Donald Baines. After a lifetime of rejecting his only son, Baines is "awakened" one night by the ghost of a dear, departed friend, who shows Baines mini-movies (Akashic records) of his illegitimate son's life. On his deathbed, Baines is given the gift of redemption... along with an opportunity to help his son realize that the only person who could change his life was the father he never knew.

    Douglas, the celebrated star of more than 80 films including SPARTACUS, gives the performance of a lifetime at age 88, despite suffering a stroke in 1996.  Now age 90, Douglas says, "ILLUSION appealed to me because I found something spiritual in it.  The man I played was not a very good guy throughout his life but he felt the need to do something good before he died. Playing this role was a great privilege."

    If you enjoy enlightening entertainment, you can receive your copy of ILLUSION on DVD as part of a risk-free trial membership with The Spiritual Cinema Circle during the month of May.

    What is The Spiritual Cinema Circle?
    It's America's fastest growing DVD club specializing in uplifting, inspirational films.  The Circle acquires features, shorts and documentaries from film festivals around the world.  These films stir the soul, expand the mind and help you feel better about being human. Each month subscribers pay $21 plus shipping and receive four films on DVD that are theirs to keep.

    As a special limited time offer for new subscribers in the month of May, you'll receive your first month of movies AND our bonus Soulmates Collection absolutely FREE. That's 10 films in all, a $50 value, yours free. We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping ($6.95 for domestic orders, $9.95 for international orders).

    Our bestselling Soulmates Collection features 6 heartwarming short films about the many faces of true love:

    PAPER ROSES: Examines the circle of life, loves lost and loves found
    DANCE WITH ME: Explores the key to lasting love
    JILLIAN'S VANTAGE: A favorite spiritual love story here at the Circle
    FLIRTING WITH DEATH: A man meets death, and she's gorgeous!
    BICYCLES AND RADIOS: Healing and love come when least expected
    SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER: A magical love story... with a fun twist

    To learn more and start your risk-free trial membership today, visit the following link: Spiritual Cinema.

    I hope you enjoy ILLUSION, starring Kirk Douglas, and I look forward to welcoming you into our Spiritual Cinema community-changing the heart of entertainment, one movie at a time.

    For Grins & Giggles
    Art for Vegetarians from Kedar


    Did You Know...?

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    When ordering, be sure to type WELLNESS in the coupon code for your special 10% discount!

    Professional Highlight
    Kelli Calabrese MS, CSCS ~ Personal Trainer

    Commit to Get Fit - 10 Ways!

    Have you ever noticed when you truly decide to do something, you become relentless about it and pursue it at all costs until you attain it?  Maybe you wanted to attain a college degree or buy a certain car or travel to a particular place.  To decide in Latin (desidre) means to cut off, or to not accept any other outcome except to succeed.  Yet how many Sunday nights have you decided to start exercising only to roll over and hit the snooze button on Monday morning?  So, where is the disconnect between deciding to exercise and actually doing it regularly?

    If you are stuck in a non exercise rut it means you have no power. You know you should exercise but unless you get the momentum going, your commitment has no energy and neither do you.  Commitment is your foundation to change.  It's the difference between knowing and doing.  The definition of commitment according to Webster's Dictionary is:
    an agreement or pledge to do something in the future; b : the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled.  Commitment therefore is your foundation to transformation.  So how can you go from knowing to doing?  Here are 10 ways.

    1. Project into the future and visualize how you will look and feel in 3 months if continue on the path you are on right now.  Then visualize in detail how you will look and feel in 3 months if you begin a regular exercise program today.  Keep the future in the front of your mind.
    2. Figure out what matters most to you.  If you truly want to have a fit body, cut out thoughts of the old you.  The past does not equal the future.  You can only affect the present decisions you make.  Your body is an amazing organism that responds to both positive and negative stimulus (exercise or sedentary lifestyle) every day.  The choice is completely yours.  Exercise is not something anyone can do for you.
    3. Have commitment in areas that matter the most. If your health and fitness are a priority to you, keep you exercise appointments the same way you would keep a doctors appointment or a parent teacher conference. Know you are worth the 20 - 60 minutes you take for exercise.  Keep fitness high on your priority list.
    4. Catch yourself before you steer away.  For example, if you miss one workout, don't make it two. Immediately plan to get in your next exercise session regardless of life's events. You will feel so much better if you do, versus the guilt you will carry around if you don't exercise.  When two missed sessions becomes three, the weeks then become months, making it more challenging to build momentum again.
    5. Look for evidence that your workouts are working. Notice that you are moving better, posture is improved, you are feeling less bloated, pants are getting loose, energy is up, metabolism is kicking in and you are attaining a firmer, fitter more defined body.  Continue to reinforce the positive results by engaging in regular exercise.
    6. No matter how far "gone" you feel, get up and get moving!  It doesn't matter that you have not exercised in weeks, months or years or that you had 3 slices of pizza and chocolate cake for dinner last night. What matters is that every day you have a new opportunity to make improvements in your body. It's never too late. Even at 90 years old, you can build muscle and get stronger. 
    7. Commit without judgment. This is not a race or a competition. This is your life. Do your very best each workout and each meal.  Discipline is an important success building component. Just the fact that you are getting up and exercising even if some days are not as intense as others is both important and effective.
    8. Be true to yourself about your lack of commitment. You are only fooling yourself if you are justifying missed exercise sessions. You make the decision to exercise (or not to) emotionally and then justify it logically.  Of course your life is full and demanding, but wouldn't you be better able to handle all of life's events in a fit and strong body?
    9. When you miss an exercise session, it affects other people!  I'll say that again!!!  When you miss an exercise session, it affects other people.  When you don't exercise, the rest of your day, you have guilt on your shoulders. You will then feel guilty or even angry with yourself.  Since your mind can only hold one thought at a time, that anger and guilt reflect your actions throughout your day. Maybe your husband, child or co-worker gets to feel or see the end result of your not exercising. Maybe it comes out at drive through or in a bar after work.  On the other hand, performing your exercise routine can have very positive effects on your entire day and everyone in it.
    10. Missing your workout creates darkness in your life. That darkness expands, disempowers and grows.  It disempowers you and pushes your energy down. Some people get so far pushed down that they need medication. Coming back to your senses and getting your body moving is always the positive way to turn your body and life around. 

    You have options to live your life in the present or in a story filled with excuses as to why you are not where you want to be physically. Exercise moves you closer to leading a fulfilled life. Get unstuck today!  Shift your vision to being a person who exercises regularly and feels great most all of the time.  Get rid of the blame and the fault and become the cause rather than the effect of your life.  Choose to express your good genes and be responsible for your own body.  Life is a conscious choice or an unconscious accident.  Bring your commitment to the conscious level.  Remember that what you resist persists.  Commitment is a matter of choice.  Practice, practice, practice.  Change how you view exercise and focus on the outcomes and what exercise can bring to your life.  When you want to quit, stay!  It builds character and will help your body and life transform.  Commitment to exercise is a practice.  Share it with someone and help them get fit too.

    Kelli is the author of Feminine, Firm & Fit - Building a Lean Strong Body in 12 weeks.  Kelli is available for Phone Coaching, online training, iPod workouts, writing, speaking and also limited Personal Training and grocery shopping tours in the Dallas area.  For more information about Kelli, go to www.KelliCalabrese.com or e-mail Kelli@KelliCalabrese.com

    Spotlight Exercise
    Relax and Rejuvenate

    To start with, you need a clear space next to a wall.  To be more comfortable you may wish to put a mat, towel or cushion on the floor near the wall. Sit sideways on the floor with your knees bent and your right hip as close to the wall as possible.  Gently ease yourself onto your back as you rotate your bent knees ending up with your feet on the wall.  Ease your legs straight up the wall keeping your toes softly pulled toward you.  Feel as if your tailbone is being weighted down to the floor.  At the same time, "grow" your heels up the wall.  Lengthen the back of your neck.  If your head cannot be comfortable in line with your spine, place a folded towel beneath.  If your legs cannot straighten up the wall without pain, scoot your hips away from the wall just enough to facilitate a comfortable stretch.  Slow your breathing just a little and relax here 1-10 minutes depending on how you feel. 

    This is a great is a great exercise to increase your circulation and flexibility while decreasing stress!