What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

Français : escarpin "peep toe" Chris...

Your shoes tell a story… look down..what are your shoes saying about you right now?   Do your shoes express how you feel about yourself, about your life, maybe your job? How many times have you gone to the closet and chosen shoes based on ” how you feel” about yourself or the kind of day you expect to have or want to have ?

My shoes tell my story….look at what I chose… 7 inch heels !  These shoes help me to grow every time I step into them… some days I feel so empowered I am ready to conquer the world ……and in a comfortable pair of high heel shoes!  My shoes represents the heights I expect to reach— one day at a time!   Next time you stand before your shoe collection… What story will your shoes tell?

Will You Eat Healthy during the Holidays?

English: Healthy Food For Life logo

Good food is one of life’s great joys, but everywhere you turn its “healthy this… and healthy that…”  When I hear “eat healthy” my taste buds are sending signals to my brain and it translates to bland and boring, so my immediate response is — I’ll take a pass …my heart is healthy”.   

After all, Christmas dinner would not be the same without my favorites, which means real butter; the salted kind and lots of seasoning salts– the big taboo ingredients; otherwise known as clog up your veins cholesterol and sky-rocket your blood pressure sodium. 

I know eating right doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on many wonderful foods, but knowing and doing are two different things. 

Recently I attended a healthy food cook off where I had an opportunity to taste several dishes that were prepared in a “heart healthy” way and I will admit, I could not tell the difference!  After reviewing the recipe ingredients, I could see that the dishes were prepared in the usual ways and the healthier substitutions for those taboo ingredients didn’t alter the taste of the dishes; no horrible after taste or a desire to grab a bottle of sauce to supplement.

The basic staples of many traditional holiday favorites includes lots of healthy vegetables and by making a few simple changes I now know I can still enjoy the flavors of healthy cooking.  We all have the power to  make choices to improve our health and if you are having dinner at my house for the holidays; expect some changes… but you won’t be able to tell the difference…hopefully??

I am not an expert on health, healthy eating or living, but I would like to share a few sites I found to be helpful.  Let us know if I can recommend more:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Recipes/Recipes_UCM_001184_SubHomePage.jsp 

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCooking/Healthy-Cooking_UCM_001183_SubHomePage.jsp 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-zukerman/exercise-and-holidays_b_1140177.html#es_share_ended

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