Inspirational Notes & Quotes
Julie B. Hill - Founder
"Pureness in health starts with pure plant nutrition .” -- Julie B. Hill
HEALTH: N =Nutrition
Julie B. Hill
The key to better health is
learning to eat a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and
vegetables. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that
we eat at least 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. That can
be a challenge for many of us to do. Here are a few tips that help me get my
daily dose of fruits and vegetables:
1) I make a habit of
eating fresh organic and seasonal
produce from local Farmers Markets as well as my own garden. I also go to
the local co-op throughout the year. A
side benefit, Organic farming helps in keeping harmful pesticides and chemicals
out of the food and beverage supplies. “Think global, buy local.”
2) I also “bridge
the gap” with daily Juice Plus Capsules, which deliver the benefits of whole food nutrition from fruits,
vegetables, berries, and seeds. This one simple habit has made a big difference
in my overall health. We need to remember, “Health on the outside starts from
Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM
of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and
poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not
another.” - Richard Bach
Business - "Negative Feedback!"
Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM
and in life, it is important to give both positive and negative feedback. Both are helpful but only one is easy to
deliver and receive. We all find it easy
to give positive feedback and enjoy receiving it, but this month for letter
“N,” let us discover more comfortable ways to deliver and receive negative feedback. What do you do when your annual review receives some negative observations?
can hurt our feelings. Emotional
reactions like that are especially likely if the judgment feels unfair. Heart rate and blood pressure rise. When I got a review that stung the other day, I
felt a knot in my stomach but I reminded myself that receiving less than a
stellar review was just another growth opportunity.
Here are a
few ways that can help us deal more productively with negative feedback:
for facts. Listen without planning your
response. Consider that the person delivering this feedback may actually care
about you and your results.
2) Think of
negative feedback as one data point rather than the totality of who you
are. It might take you some time to
think things through.
3) You might
thank them for their concern and acknowledge that you fell short without
you’re sorry. A simple “I’m sorry” will
do. If you let your team down, maybe a
do-over can be arranged.
from the experience. Was this perhaps
just a failure to communicate?
on. Continue to view negative feedback
as a net positive for you. Don’t dwell on it for long. All too often, negative commentary stays
can stir up primal fears of being kicked out of the tribe and narcissists view
the smallest rebuke as a personal attack.
You have listened, now you move on.
Business Tip: Be
gracious when receiving feedback of any kind, be conscientious of how you may
deliver it yourself.