Welcome to Part 8 of our Healthier 2017 Lifestyle and I hope you have been enjoying this amazing discovery of using food as smoothies and the benefits to this healthier journey of oneself. Again as derived from curejoy.com:

71. Antioxidant-Rich-Goji-Gruel: Similar to the benefits you get from eating other berries, goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps promote healthy skin. Goji berries have also been known to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes — talk about a super fruit.

72. Blood-Purifying-Stinging-Nettle-Herb-Joy: Stinging nettle is: diuretic, astringent, pectoral, anodyne, tonic, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, hermetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, decongestant, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine, anti-lithic/lithotrophic, herpetic, galactagogue, and an anti-histamine.

73. Brain-Booster: Warding off heart disease. The blueberry’s fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

74. Collagen-Building-Cream-of-Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe has lots of folic acid that is very important for regeneration of dead cells. This aspect is especially useful for pregnant women. This property of quicker regeneration also helps in giving a healthy skin. It keeps wrinkles at bay, maintains the skin elasticity and helps in collagen synthesis and thus has anti-aging properties.

75. Energizer-Sun-Shine-Smoothie: Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

76. Fat-Loss-Raspberry-Shortbread-Smoothie: As the name suggests, raspberry ketone comes from the fruit and is, in fact, the primary compound responsible for a raspberry’s sweet smell.

77. Flavonoids-for-Kids: Apples are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to keep your little ones healthy. Apples contain the same amount of fiber as a bowl of bran cereal and probably appeal to your child’s taste buds a little bit more.

78. Georgia-Peach-Skin-Rejuvenator: One of the major health benefits of peaches is for skin care. It’s a great source of Vitamin C which is widely used for skin care. You can get plenty of Vitamin C from a large peach. Apart from health benefits, you can directly use peaches for skin care such dark circles and wrinkles.

79. Healing-Hemp-Smoothie: Hemp Seeds are a perfect and natural blend of easily digested proteins, essential fats (Omega 3 & 6), Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and enzymes. All amino acids essential to optimum health are found in Hemp Seeds, including the rarely found Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).

80. Healing-Tropical-Tango: According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.

Here’s a reminder of past posts: Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 1)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 2)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 3)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 4)Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 5); Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 6); Kickstart Your Way to A Healthier 2017 (Part 7)so keep on it Beloveds and look out for Part 9 of the Healthier Life coming soon.

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I cannot believe it has been almost two decades since Diana, Princess of Wales passed away. I clearly remember that day of 31 August 1997 (or evening) as I was back in New York and about to go out for the night with my brother when there was a newsflash that the Princess of Wales was gravely injured as a result of a car crash in Paris. I remember turning round to say to my brother that I am sure she will be okay, not knowing how gravely injured she was. Then as we opened the door to step out, the newsflash came again announcing her death. I froze and was so weak that I fell to the ground. I remember rushing to call my mother (back in London which was around past 4am UK time) to confirm the news and then she did. The tears came streaming down our faces – needless to say our evening was now senseless to attend and cancelled. 

Dubbed the “people’s princess” by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, Diana’s death stunned the world. The atmosphere worldwide was solemn as we had lost an angel.

I really don’t want to get into details on what or who caused her death. I have my own reservations on that situation. But either way, whatever we all say caused her and Dodi Al Fayed’s death will not bring them back. From the shocking announcement of the news to her funeral procession lined by a million-strong crowd, that tumultuous week rocked Britain – and the monarchy.

So, 20 years on the anniversary of her death, tributes are being paid to Princess Diana. Princes William and Harry have been talking about the huge influence their mother had not just on their lives but on those of millions around the globe. 

Diana redefined and transformed the royal family. She has a unique ability to life and inspire those those around her. Diana was never afraid to fly in the face of convention and take on the establishment if she thought it was worthwhile – as she did in the case of the helping those stricken with Aids and the landmine issues. Thanks to her example, the British royals today have become a family whose members talk publicly about their feelings, who laugh, cry and swear with their subjects. For the first time in history, the royals have become relatable and more human. You can see that her unique drive to help the downtrodden has lived on in princes William and Harry.

Hello Magazine, in her memory has released its own special anniversary tribute to the People’s Princess. Focusing on the meaning of Diana’s legacy today, the collectors’ edition contains 148 pages of incredible pictures, anecdotes and first person accounts from her friends, favourite designers and those who saw her close up at work with the sick and disadvantaged. You can order your copy HERE.

Today across the world, we fondly remembered Diana, Princess of Wales and I often think about what she might have gone on to do had her life not been cut tragically short.

Do state what your fondest memories are of Diana, Princess of Wales!

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Ages ago, it was perceived that blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted whilst Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. … Now blogging and social media not only amicably coexist; they complement each other. The world we live in consists and is somewhat controlled by the use of social media.

As bloggers, it is has been said that we use our blogs to enrich our social media with long-form posts, and to use social media to promote our blog and that is true. There are numerous social media channels around of which we are very active on and today’s highlight is INSTAGRAM

I tend to be more active on instagram as I express myself more through creative visuals. I like to think that instagram compliments my blog but can never replace it. Don’t get me wrong because as a blogger, I put much more effort in my work and provide quality content but my instagram photos are a little more relaxed and brings readers further into my life. You can see more of my daily life, thoughts and much more of which you can get a sense of how I live – like a journal through photos, so why not follow us (click on the link): @therenaissancelady

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So at the weekend, I decided to return back to my Steve Harvey ‘Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance‘ audio-book and had it on full blast round the house as I packed to head back home to the reality of the hustle life. Once again whilst listening to the audio-book, I was constantly reminded that ‘failure is not an option in this journey of mine and that the power of mindset is everything.

I had previously signed on to do the FREE 21 Day JUMP Challenge with Steve Harvey which was very enlightening, where we were given the tools to get inspired, stay motivated and take the action to Jump to our next level of Success.

With this book/audio-book: Mr. Harvey shows us through his own experiences, how to discover our gifts, envision our dreams and take the steps to become all were were created to be. 

I have been an avid admirer of Steve Harvey and have literally watched him do the leaping right before our eyes, thus I am so excited that he is committed to sharing the principles and preparations that he and others used to override their fears and surge into their unique destiny!

I remember watching a YouTube clip that Steve Harvey did titled ‘You have to Jump‘ where his message was that ‘one needed to JUMP like our life depends on it and because it does, then we truly want and will get a life of peace and abundance.’ In that clip, Mr. Harvey uses those uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach us what it means to JUMP like:

  • identifying the lesson and the blessing in all that life brings our way.
  • isolating particular moments when we must be still and when we must take action.
  • implementing “humble aggression” to achieve our dreams.
  • placing past mistakes in our rear-view mirror and creating a fresh life story.
  • letting go of people who are weighing us down.
  • taking responsibility in the face of adversity.

The mean lessons learned from the clip is how the power of ‘faith’ works – on how the confidence in knowing that leaping will elevate our lives and that we will be caught when we fall. As Steve mentioned: “don’t stand on the cliff of life and watch others soar by.” Jumping is taking a leap of faith and opening ourselves to possibilities that has been placed in front of us.

Mr Harvey, your words of wisdom is the extract from your pains and experiences so many thanks for this… 

Well, you can imagine my excitement when on Tuesday, I saw that my initial weekend post was now re-tweeted by the one and only Steve Harvey. Yeaaaa, this just got me more pumped up to run this race so well.

Mindset even more geared up now. Thanks Mr. Harvey 👍🏾

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