Dream On

You’re sitting at work, or in your car, or on your couch–but it doesn’t matter where, because you aren’t really there. Instead, you’re running away with a thought that has teased you out of reality. Catch yourself: day dream lucidly. Your truest desires will present themselves to you in this form. Before you blink them away, weigh them in your heart and acknowledge the lightness they bring you.

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4 Simple Rules

Giving yourself simple rules can help you stay on track and feel accomplished. Here are four easy rules to start with: never miss a monday, never go 3 days without exercise, workout at least 3 days a week, and never give up.

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7 Strategies for Optimism

This week I thought I’d share this article written by Cynthia Kane. The article outlines “7 ways to be more optimistic (but still see things how they are).” I highly recommend checking it out–it’s got a great message and tons of research to support it, with links for further reading strewn within. In summary, Cynthia asks us to learn to believe, focus on the good, be flexible, see events as temporary, expect the best, watch how we respond to bad events, and know when to be pessimists. Check it out & get those happy thoughts flowing!

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Proteins Greens & Grains: Silvergreens’ New Balanced Menu

Last month, Silvergreens released a new “Proteins Greens & Grains” menu, aimed at simplifying the search for a healthy, balanced meal (while keeping it tasty). The menu consists of interchangeable entrees and sides, giving guests the opportunity to mix and match while staying balanced. The new menu is fun, fresh, healthy, and most importantly, delicious.

Silvergreens invited me to experience their menu first hand. I was quickly faced with the bittersweet honor of choosing only three of their various delicious options. I ended up choosing the Southern Fried Crispy Chicken from the protein menu, matched with Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Pesto Caprese Couscous. I was satisfied to know that I was choosing from a predetermined set of nutritious options, and still got to follow the instincts of my taste buds.

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Work For It

I am all about the power of positive mindsets, but when it comes down to it, wishing, hoping, dreaming, planning, or fantasizing cannot take you to your goals.

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