To Eat or Not to Eat

More and more I’ve been changing how I think about eating.

You’ve heard it should be organic and as close to the earth as possible (not so processed), but have you heard that it depends on the combination of foods, the time you eat it, your body type, and your activity.

My niece is a nutritionist and she is vegan. Her mom is vegan and a natural health promoter. I learn a great deal from them.

Here are two tips:
1. Add lemon to your lentils (or anything high in iron). The lemon allows the body to absorb the iron. Otherwise, the iron leaves the body without being used.🤔

2. It’s better not to eat after 6, but if you do, the foods should not be high in sugar. Tangerines or bread in the middle of the day affect your body differently than in the evening. It has to do with your circadian rhythms (physical, mental and behavioral changes) which respond to light and darkness in your daily cycles.🤔

So, life is not so much about how much you know, but about the decisions you make with the new information that comes to you.

Today I invite you to look at any new information that comes your way, analyze it to see if it’s worth keeping, and if it is, decide when and how to apply it.

Be well!

Is It My Fire?

Is it a fire? Is it yours? Does it need to be taken care of right now?

I remember when I worked as a teacher in a school in West Palm. We taught the children to become more independent while working in small groups or on their own. The teacher would be working with 1 student or a couple of students and did not want to be interrupted. The rule was that if it was a fire (major disaster) or someone was bleeding, you could interrupt. Otherwise, you could ask another student or decide to do something else that was productive. The child could responsibly, use the bathroom, sharpen his pencil, or get up to get a needed material. (All these options would be modeled and practiced before they did it on their own.)

In our life people interrupt us at work and at home. It is possible not to meet our goals if we continuously stop for others.

At my last conference, we were discussing the importance of stopping, analyzing and deciding. Something I forget to do sometimes.

I believe we can prevent some of the interruptions by foreseeing what others that depend on us may need, and seeing how we can give them the strategies and tools to solve some things themselves.

Interruptions will come anyway, so here is an idea. Ask yourself,

1. Is it a fire?
What is the urgency and intensity of the problem?

2. Is it my fire?
Am I the only one that knows how to put it out? Can I use this moment to train someone? Can I delegate? Can we partner on the task?

3. Does it need to be put out this instant?
Can I finish what I am doing, and then deal with it?

We can’t have a rule to resolve everything right away or to delay every time there is an interruption because all interruptions are different.

So, STOP! ANALYZE! DECIDE! It takes a few minutes, but the consequences may make a major difference in reaching your goals and supporting others in ways they can become more independent.