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                                                           Fall 2019

 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 the inside.”














Health Tip: If you want more information on Juice Plus you can go to http://julie.hill.juiceplus.com you can call me at 651-485-6293 or e-mail me at julie@inspiredthinking.org Let’s inspire healthy living one day at a time!

                                                                                         
  Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM  
          Co-Owner


"Within each 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

In business 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? 

Criticism 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:

1) Listen 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 excuses.

4) Say you’re sorry.  A simple “I’m sorry” will do.  If you let your team down, maybe a do-over can be arranged. 

5) Learn from the experience.  Was this perhaps just a failure to communicate?

6) Move 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 top-of-mind.

Criticism 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.


                                                                                          












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