Gateways of Power Principles = S.M.A.R.T. Solutions
In order to stay health in all ways and on all levels you will find it easy to remember KEY CONCEPTS, in this instance by memorizing our S.M.A.R.T. acronym and what each letter stands for. In all of our programs we help you by trying to synthesize and simplify complicated concepts.
S stands for ‘Stop Stasis’ on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
- Exercise, especially when fun and enjoyable is just as important as what you eat. A few observant health advocates have said that it is better to exercise well and eat ‘average’ than eat superbly and not exercise at all. Just do it!
- Create passion and healthy excitement in your life
- Cultivate curiosity
- Develop a life sustaining philosophy that supports you
M stands for Multiple Nourishment Factors. Under this heading you must remember to take your VOWS (another acronym to help remember the nourishment factors).
V stands for Vegetables. This food is the cornerstone of any health and weight management program. You must have them every day and in quantity to get healthy and remain that way.
O stands for Oxygen. You can go without food for weeks, you can last without water for days, but how long can you be deprived of oxygen? Exercise increases your body’s ability to utilize this precious element. Notice that it is a nourishment factor. Most people don’t breathe deep enough, mostly because of stress. Are you holding your breath now? Breathe. Take it in slowly. Let it out slowly. Ahhh.
W stands for Water. Proper hydration of your body is extremely important. many people feel fatigued and this can be the result of not enough pure water in their bodies (no, coffee, pop and alcohol don’t count). The water contained in vegetables and fruit and vegetable juices is more important than water. You still need to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water daily, less or more depending on the amount of veggies you eat daily and how much exercise you get. Drink up.
S stands for Sunshine. With all the hoopla about getting exposed to the sun, let me add a different viewpoint. We need some sun. We call ourselves and people like us Solar Cell Bunnies. We refer to getting the sun’s rays our ‘soul shine’ because of how we feel when we are in it. We believe that if your lifestyle is toxic i.e. lots of meat, junk food, cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, white flour and sugar products, etc., the perspiration on your skin is probably pretty toxic and when you add chemical cocktail sunscreens, well – you may have a problem. Go easy in the sun, but if you are healthy, try getting some rays.
A stands for Attitudinal Healing.
Attitude is everything. What and how we pay attention to what is going on in our life is of utmost importance. The filter you see the world through either attracts or repels what you want in life. Have you noticed how a lot of good things seem to happen to people who have a great attitude? They see that everything happens for a reason and believe that it serves themselves and the universal good, if not now, in the future.
R stands for Rest.
Rest is vitally important to recharge your ‘batteries’. Some people burn the proverbial ‘candle at both ends’ and use caffeine, nicotine and sugar to give them the boost they need to get through the day. That doesn’t work for long. It’s not only the quality and quantity of sleep you get every day that matters, but how relaxed you can be in those pressured moments. That’s where hobbies and regular meditation can help. Go for regular walks in nature and start to notice the sounds, smells and sights that delight the senses.
T stands for Toxic Waste Elimination.
Toxic waste needs to be eliminated. Eat lots of veggies and salads and drink enough pure water so that your urine is just pale yellow. If you drink to much, your urine is colorless and you may be overworking your kidneys. Try to have at least one good bowel movement daily, preferably two. Use a tongue scraper to remove toxins from your tongue. You can buy one at your local health food store or just use a non-serrated edged spoon. Start at the back of the tongue and scrape forward.