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Nature's 5 Secrets to Walk In Beauty

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What can we learn from nature? After all we are the masters of this planet! However sickness is on the rise, mental illness is growing rapidly and many things are left untreated or misdiagnosed.

So what can we learn from nature?

Have you ever watched a caterpillar or millipede in wonderment? All those tiny legs moving in unity.  Perhaps you fell victim to the lull of a flowing stream and stared aimlessly. Either way nature is calling for you to observe and learn how to WALK IN BEAUTY. 

It's a fascinating past time, observing plants, clouds and animals. Here are 5 things you can learn... 

Our footprints have the ability to become a sad reminder or joyful celebration of our time here on earth.
— Ho'omalamalama

Keep in mind that these are my views and I would love to hear your observations. In fact you can always comment below. (wink, wink)

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To learn more about NATURE'S ability to teach us, check out chapter 9 & 10 in my eBook, "Walk In Beauty." Click here.


FIT FOODIE

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Main Dish

Tomato salad, Sesame Oil, Yakima Smoked Sea Salt, Alfalfa [Kimchi in the other dish.]

Protein

Canned Salmon (made by my friend) resting on a bed of Kale. No seasoning required.

Dessert

Steamed Sweet Potato with Furikake seasoning and Sesttle's Theo Chocolate. 70% cacao. 

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NATURE MOMENT

How to choose the right Weight-Loss program.

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Perceived beauty has created an industry, which is based on physical appearance. People perceive a certain hair style or body shape as beautiful. All of this equates to dollars and it's a beast of an industry. We're talking billions into trillions; if you add surgeries, drugs & equipment. Tools to make you look like a model in a magazine.

However if you've read Walk In Beauty, there's a chapter that talks about physical beauty being the weakest of the other realms. [Why?] Because it's subjected to the Laws of Nature which places a heavy tax upon every human. You and I call it AGING. So if we set aside ego and vanity, weight-management is a really positive thing. It's an anti-disease lifestyle. Listen, we're all destined to age, but how we do it will make all the difference.   

Weight is both a physical & spiritual mass. Be careful of what you consume in both ENERGY & FOOD.
— Ho'omalamalama

I used weight-management instead of loss because we never really loose it. Our fluctuating bodies go through so much change that it would be unrealistic to imagine us loosing the weight and it never coming back. We manage our Moon [menstrual cycle] and environment while trying to balance a happy home. We will be forever managing the health of our bodies.

When choosing a program consider one or several systems that address the health of your mind, body and soul. For example I do a STRONG By ZUMBA® workout and practice Hula for some soul alignment. This combination allows me to focus on my entire wellness.   

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE

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LET'S BREAK IT DOWN

  1. It's important that you write out your goals are before looking into weight-loss programs. Be clear and take your time describing what you want.
  2. Translate your goals into learnable subjects. Example: GOAL #1 - Tone my tummy. LEARN: What are targeted exercises for the core? 
  3. Use a few key words and do a Google search or ask a friend. Example: Google search - Ab workout, toning tummy, best foods to burn fat, six-pack workout. 
  4. Through your research you're bound to come across fitness and weight-loss programs that offer you a system. Before you commit check out reviews and read the science behind the brand. *FYI* I've come across programs with one sketchy review but a ton of good ones. Which is why I always suggest to read the science behind the brand. A lot of reviews are purely emotional.
  5. The best way to choose a weight-loss program is if it's sustainable. Does it teach you lifestyle changes that you can duplicate? The worst type of programs are the ones that want you to rely and depend on them. They'll find ways to sell you one thing after another.

TREAT YOURSELF TO NATURE

In addition to adapting a weight-management program I like to treat myself to Nature. Talk about fitness for the mind, body and soul. The great outdoors offers you the opportunity to de-stress the mind, circulate the body and nourish the soul with gorgeous scenery. I wanted to share some of my Nature-Escapes and you can view more on my Instagram page. 

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