January 2, 2019
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Our leaders and institutions are failing us, but it’s not always because they’re bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr — often, it’s simply because they’re leading us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with “Objectives and Key Results,” or OKRs — a goal-setting system that’s been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can mean the difference between success and failure — and how we can use OKRs to hold our leaders and ourselves accountable.
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HOW TO MAKE A WEIGHT LOSS VISION BOARD THAT WORKS
by Christina | Fitness + Health, Motivation
Last week I headed over to my friend’s house to catch up before we hit up our favorite yoga class. I legit treasure this weekly tradition because I always leave the class feeling accomplished, happy, connected and energized. The workout is just an added bonus.
True to form, my girl and I quickly lost track of time, chit-chatting about work, boys, Victoria Secret yoga pants & the upcoming semi-annual sale. Minutes before we had to leave, she hit the bathroom and I hit the kitchen to re-refill my water bottle.
I saw the aerobics class schedule hanging on her fridge, surrounded by a bunch of fitspo pictures. My energy instantly shifted when I saw “DON’T BE FAT XXXXX!!!!” written across the top of her schedule. I instantly felt sad.
My friend’s intention was to use these images and words as motivation… what she didn’t know was that her ‘vision board’ was actually making her goal body harder to get.
As a former fat girl, turned nutritionist and trainer I can honestly say, weight loss straight up sucks when:
SUPPLIES TO MAKE YOUR VISION BOARD
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT, SO DON’T WORRY ABOUT DOING SOMETHING WRONG… FOCUS 100% ON MAKING SURE IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR VISION BOARD
Of course, your vision board should include pictures of how you want your body to look when you’ve lost weight. It’s crucial that you include things that Make. You. Feel Great. For example, I’m short…. I’m 5’1″ and have a naturally athletic type of build. I want to feel happy and confident when I eat and exercise. That’s why I use images of fit shorty’s that look happy and confident while they’re eating or exercising.
The happier your board makes you feel, the easier it will be for you to get your goal. Load your board with as many images, quotes, and words that give you so many happy thoughts that you feel like you could out-fly Peter Pan.
If I used pictures of 5’10 stick-thin supermodels, I’d immediately start resenting the fact that I’m not… the emotional equivalent of getting stuck in pity-party quicksand that triggers me to give up, eat and/or skip the gym.
It’s also good to include things you WANT to look at because they make you feel empowered, happy and motivated about losing weight.
OTHER THINGS YOU TO ADD TO YOUR VISION BOARD:
Whatever you want. As much as you want. It’s your board, so put whatever YOU want on it.
THE MORE THE MERRIER
It’s a good idea to create a few weight loss vision boards. I suggest having a main vision board and a few smaller ones scattered throughout your home. That way you can keep your main board in your bathroom and hang the others on your fridge or workspace – anywhere you want extra inspiration and motivation.
HOW TO USE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS VISION BOARD
A vision board won’t be as effective if you don’t know how to get motivated to lose weight or if you’re not truly ready to lose weight. If you struggle to stay happy this post will help you get in a good mood in 15 minutes flat…. but it’s hard to get happy and feel motivated if you have hormone imbalances, toxic buildup, or metabolic dysfunction working against you.
So before you start your vision board it’s better to make sure you don’t have something deeper going on. That’s exactly why I developed my free metabolic analysis and training.
It’s completely free and will let you know if you have any metabolic issues working against you and explain what your body type is and the best way that you can start fixing it.
HEALTHY PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE – DAIRY FREE, LOW SUGAR
by Christina| Healthy Recipes
I don’t know about you but I’m a diehard pumpkin spice fan… Except I don’t do toxic ingredients or tons of sugar.
That’s why I’m sharing my Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie recipe. This pumpkin smoothie is delicious, and I love drinking this even in the summer when I’m channeling fall sweater weather.
PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This healthy pumpkin smoothie is:
Remember to opt for organic ingredients, especially that canned pumpkin purée! I love it because the can is BPA free.
*organic ingredients recommended*
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency. You may have to adjust your ice… Also, feel free to modify the spices to suit your taste.
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LIFESTYLE & SEASONAL
Dealing with a Winter Wonderland
It looks like the Northeast is going to get treated to yet another long, cold, wet winter this year. While no one can deny that the first snowfall of the season is somehow always magical, once the reality of icy sidewalks, snow covered driveways, and slippery roadways hits, some of us start to consider a move further down south.
Snow Removal Paver Care: When it comes to dealing with ice and snow removal, patio and driveway pavers are relatively easy to care for and withstand winter weather better than poured cement or concrete. The damage to poured slabs is caused by the freeze-thaw cycles that repeatedly occur in colder climate zones. Melting snow and ice (water) seeps into the pores of the concrete. Once the temperature drops below freezing again, the water re-freezes and expands within, stressing the slab and eventually cracking it. This cycle repeats itself many times over throughout a rough winter.
On the other hand, because pavers are installed “independent” of one another and have narrow joints between them, they tolerate repeated freeze/thaw cycles much better. This small gap allows the pavers to flex to adjust to the temporary frost heave. Additionally, pavers have a greater resistance to de-icing products. This is due in part to their high cement content, strength, density and low absorption rate. When installed correctly, your pavers will lie as smooth as poured concrete. In fact, the chamfered edges and joints between the pavers promote surface drainage of melting of snow and ice. Your pavers can be plowed and shoveled just like an asphalt or concrete sidewalk or driveway, but to ensure they maintain their beauty, EP Henry recommends the following tips:
If you have a large expanse of pavers to remove snow from, consider hiring an area expert. Look for landscape companies who are experienced in paver installation; they’ll have the right equipment and know what precautions to take when cold weather hits.
Published: November 26, 2018
Category: Lifestyle & Seasonal, EP Henry