Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Forks Over Knives Documentary (Free Full Length Movie)

Forks Over Knives is a thought provoking documentary about health and nutrition. The information presented within is the result of many years of research in many different countries around the world. Dr. T.Colin Cambell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn lead the film along with other experts in the health and wellness field.

 Their findings as presented, that a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet can control or even reverse many of the degenerative diseases that plague current day man are easily understood in this clearly presented and entertaining film. 

Roger Ebert calls it “a movie that could save your life.”


Monday, June 25, 2012

The Beatles - All You Need is Love


(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It's easy

There's nothing you can make that can't me made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

There's nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
It's easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love, all together now
All you need is love, everybody
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to build a small home gym on a budget

If you're considering putting together your own home gym but are worried about the cost or the space that's required, I have some great news for you. You really don't need much equipment, space, or money to put together a great gym that produces outstanding results! In this post I will give you a glimpse of my home gym along with a detailed list of what you'll need to get started.

About 5 years ago I started putting together a home gym with a very limited budget. After doing some research online I put together a list of equipment I needed and started to purchase each piece individually as money became available.

1) The first item I purchased was a set of adjustable dumbbells. I love these things. Each dumbbell is easily adjustable from 10 to 50 lbs. They have a very sturdy feel to them and take up very little space. You can expect to spend somewhere between $100-$350 for a high quality set with a stand.

2) The second item I purchased was a foldaway adjustable weight bench. It's great because it can be used flat or can be adjusted to both incline and decline positions in a matter of seconds. There are a ton of exercises that can be preformed using this style bench and it folds up quickly for super compact storage. You can expect to spend somewhere between $50-$100 for a high quality bench.

3) The third item I purchased was a stationary bike. This especially comes in handy during the winter months when it's not as convenient to get in your cardio workout outdoors, or if you live in a high traffic area where riding a bike can be dangerous. Most come with a built in heart rate monitor / calorie counter for easy tracking and a nice cushy seat for a painless ride. You can expect to spend somewhere between $200-$300 for a high quality bike.

4) The fourth item I purchased was a exercise mat for stretching and doing crunches. Most models either fold up or roll up for easy storage. You can expect to spend somewhere between $25-$50 for a high quality mat.

5) The fifth item I purchased was the perfect pushup. It's unique design allows you to vary the type of push up you do day to day for added results. They put less strain on the wrists and can easily be taken with you while traveling. You can expect to spend somewhere between $20-$35 for a set.

6) The sixth item I purchased was the Iron Gym pull up bar. Even if you can't do any full body weight pull up's, you can easily assist yourself with the use of a chair. It can also be used as a dip station for developing your triceps and a foot holder for doing sit-ups and crunches as demonstrated in the users manual. It takes just a second to set up or take down and is compact enough be stored under the bed. You can expect to spend somewhere between $20-$35 for a high quality bar.

7) In addition to the equipment, I purchased a few bodybuilding dvd's for added inspiration as well as a book by Men's Health titled The Men's Health Hard Body Plan which includes a great beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout instruction that utilizes all the equipment listed above. Don't fret ladies, you too can get a lot out of this book if your looking to include some weight lifting into your workout routine. You can expect to spend somewhere between $25-$50 for a few dvd's and a workout book.

So as you can see, if you purchase your equipment on the lower end of the price spectrum you can put together your home gym for under $450 and with very little space required. Even if you currently have a gym membership it might be a good idea to start putting together your own gym just in case. It's also great having total access to getting your sweat on whenever you feel like it.

How To Make A Green Smoothie

Russell Simmons: Happiness and Transcendental Meditation

Here Russell Simmons talks about his experiences using transcendental meditation and the positive affects everyone can receive through this techniqueTranscendental meditation is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. It’s the most widely practiced, most researched, and most effective method of self-development.

Dulse, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwich.

The D.A.T. is the healthy spin-off version of the famous B.L.T. sandwich. Instead of bacon, crispy dulse adds a nice saltiness to each bite of this sandwich. Try this!

Guided Meditation for Health, Happiness & Healing

Meditation is one of the most powerful life lifting modalities known to man benefiting every aspect of our being including mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Incredible Inspirational Speech by Al Pacino

"Life's a game of inches just like football. Cause in either game the margin for error is so small, I mean... one half a step too soon or too early and you don't quite make it, one second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it...the inches we need in life are everywhere around us! There in every break of the game...every minute, every second! On this team we fight for that inch!"


"So go out and get those inches...cause that's what livin is, the six inches in front of your face!"

Now... What are you gonna do?

The background music is "Peace", by Paul Kelly, on "Soundings in Film".

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blogging and Social Networking for your Health and Happiness

Sometimes it can be difficult to make major life changes such as changing your diet, exercising, quitting smoking, etc. without having a good support system in place. It's very common to feel like you're alone in your journey when most people in your immediate life have different priorities and goals. Fortunately, technology has now enabled us to connect with like-minded individuals virtually. Surrounding yourself with daily sources of inspiration will make your journey towards health and happiness a lot easier and much more fun. Everyday I connect with others that are on the same path as me through social networking sites such as Blogger, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.  Even if you're not a tech savvy person it's very easy to understand how to navigate each of these websites, but just in case let me give you a quick run down of how to get started.


Blogger is like a free magazine customized  just for you. Although you don't need an account to view most blogs, creating an account allows you to have your own dashboard. Through your dashboard you can compile a list of blogs you'd like to follow, this is also where you can write your own blog if you'd like. When you follow a blog you automatically receive it's most recent posts in your dashboard (see picture on right). It's a great resource for anyone looking to stay motivated and connect with new interesting people. First you need to sign up by going to bloggers homepage (this only takes a second). I suggest you start by following this blog. Just click the follow button located in the upper right hand corner. I'll be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about getting started.


Facebook can be much more than just a way to connect with friends and family. Do a quick search for anything that interests you and you're sure to find a fan page for it. Although many of the fan pages out there can be a little ridiculous, there are just as many that are dedicated to their cause and contain a lot of relevant information and pertinent links.

Some of the fan pages I follow are:


Sleep, Relaxation, Guided Meditation

Meeting the demands of modern life and getting enough sleep everyday can be can be a challenge for most. Sleep is what restores us and allows us to have enough energy to feel and be at our best each day. Sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems of both the mind and body. Thankfully there are many ways to get a better night sleep. Check out our post: (HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP) for more info. 

Please enjoy the following video and have a great nights sleep :)

This audio recording was produced by a company called Pzizz. Simply put, Pzizz plays audio tracks that can help “supercharge” your powernaps or possibly help you fall asleep faster at night. They have an iPhone app now that looks fun.

Weight Loss Tips for Losing Weight Fast!

"Dan The Man With The Master Plan" aka "The Liferegenerator" baby! If your looking to lose weight fast, look no further. The information contained within this video could very well change your life!!! This is not about a diet, it's about a lifestyle change. Take it slow and keep an open mind, health and happiness await you :) I wholeheartedly recommend purchasing a Juicer if you haven't already to jump start you new lease on life. Then tune into The Liferegenerators Youtube Channel for a dose of daily inspiration. Remember, YOU CAN DO THIS! YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY!

Banana Diet for Health and Weight Loss with Durianrider

Check out this video from health activist Durianrider about his high carb low fat raw vegan diet. Both he and his girlfriend Freelea have been pumping out YouTube videos explaining the benefits of consuming a fruit based diet to promote weight loss, increased energy, and optimum health.

**Click Here to visit Durrianrider's YouTube channel**

**Click Here to visit Freelea's YouTube channel**

**Click Here to visit there website "30 bananas a day"**

Inspiring Gardening Video!

Guided Meditation - Deep Relaxation

Meditation quiets the mind, helps control your thoughts, and revitalizes your body. Just 3 to 10 minutes a day can be an extremely powerful tool helping you to overcome or excel in any aspect of your life.

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Chia Pudding Recipe

Mimi Kirk shows us how to make an easy and delicious chia pudding and chia cereal. Visit her website @

**Click here to watch all of Mimi's video's on YouTube**

Relaxing music - Reflections in the Pond

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Relaxing music - Temple Garden

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Relaxing music - The Winding Path

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Relaxing music - Peaceful Passage

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Relaxing music - Petals of Wisdom

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Relaxing music - Heart of Dawn

Relaxing music from the collection: "Zen and the art of relaxation". Great for relaxing and meditation... music composed my "Anzan"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How Long Does Gardening Take?

John from is a you-tuber who has turned his regular urban home into a major food producing  home. He shares a great deal of information about organic gardening on his channel and is sure to get you inspired.

Dan The Man With The Master Plan!

Dan McDonald, aka Dan The Man, aka The Liferegenerator has been pumping out inspirational juicing videos for many years now on his very popular Youtube channel. Anyone who is interested in becoming more knowledgeable about raw foods or juicing should definitely check out his website. His videos are entertaining as well as informative. It's not very often we run into someone with so much positive energy who wants to share their knowledge of health with everyone they meet. He keeps it real and that's cool.

***Check Out Liferegenerator's Youtube Channel*** 
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Dave The Raw Food Truckers Amazing 178 lbs Weight Loss!

Dave is a true champion who has been an inspiration to many people including myself. If you have a lot of weight to lose but are not sure where to start, check out this video. You can watch more videos about Dave's journey towards health and happiness on Liferegenerators YouTube channel.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Doctors Explain Healthy Way for Bill Clinton's Dramatic Weight Loss

After undergoing heart surgery back in February, former President Bill Clinton has adopted a healthier lifestyle. In a recent interview with CNN Bill Clinton talked about his plant-based, vegan diet and recent weight loss.

"I live of off beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits. It has completely changed my metabolism. I've lost 24 lbs and I weigh about what I did in high school," says Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton says his diet does not include any meat or dairy. Clinton drinks a glass of almond milk mixed with fruit and a protein powder supplement every morning.

What made him go vegan? Clinton has read many books on the topic, including books by T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Dean Ornish.

ROCKY -- The Story Behind The Story -- Very Inspiring!

Most people don't know the real story behind the Rocky film. In this video Anthony Robbins delivers the story as told to him by Sylvester Stallone. This is a true testament to the abilities of the human spirit and what we can accomplish and overcome if we believe in ourselves and never give up.

The Importance of Drinking Enough Water

Drinking an adequate amount of water each day is an essential part of living a healthy and happy life. The human body is composed of up to 75% water. In order for our bodies to maintain proper hydration levels most experts suggest the average size adult consume a minimum of (eight) 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

Drinks such as coffee, tea, soft drinks (diet/regular), beer and wine have a diuretic effect on the body causing frequent urination. When consuming drinks such as these a good rule of thumb is to always drink an equivalent amount of water to help balance their effect.

Dehydration can lead to serious health problems including but not limited to:

  • Excess Weight and Obesity
  • Fatigue, Energy Loss
  • Constipation
  • Digestive disorders
  • Dry Skin
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Migraine headaches
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Unexplained pains
  • And more...

Don't wait until your thirsty to start drinking water. Your already dehydrated if you feel thirsty!!!

If your drinking enough water your urine should appear clear or very lightly colored. Dark yellow urine is a common indicator of dehydration. 

Physical activity also plays a large role in the amount of water your body will require to stay fully hydrated. The length of time you're active and the intensity level determine what your added water intake needs will be.

The following example demonstrates a successful hydration plan while engaging in physical activity/exercise:

  • 10-15 min  before the start of your exercise: Drink 8-10 fl oz of water
  • During exercise, every 10-15 min: Drink 8-10 fl oz of water
  • After exercising for every 1 lb lost: Drink 20-24 fl oz water

Another good way to ensure your getting enough water is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Watermelon, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Zucchini, Spinach and Lettuce are a just a few examples of high water fruits and vegetables, all boasting over 90% water content. 

Treat your body well and stay properly hydrated. Monitoring your water intake is one of the most simple, fast and effective ways to instantly enhance your health, beauty and overall well being.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

An Inspirational Video - The Law Of Attraction

We all need to here words of encouragement from time to time. Here's a great inspirational video to help keep your spirits up. Please enjoy the positive message and don't forget to share this website with the people you care about. Thank you :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

100 Year Old Marathon Runner: Fauja Singh

Now this is truly remarkable! A 100 year  old  man named Fauja Singh breaks the world record as the oldest person to complete a full distance marathon. Must see it to believe it! Simply an amazing feat! Congratulations Mr. Singh, and thank you for the inspiration!

No Excuses! Live Well, Get Motivated, Believe in Yourself, Be Your Best!!!

Participate in a running event near you! (Click Link)

Like Fauja Singh on facebook! This guys a true champion! (Click Link)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quick and easy healthy popsicle recipe!

Here's a quick and easy healthy popsicle recipe just in time for summer that you and your family will love.

You can use any combination of fruit you like. Just add some water if the mixture is too thick.