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Hi there!


The wild Olive Tree originated in Asia Minor,
Neolithic tribes were collecting its
wild fruit.

The Olive Tree was first domesticated around
thousand (7000) years ago, when olives
were turned 
into oil.

The oldest olive tree is thought to be around
thousand (3000) years old, and it is found
in Crete.

Olive oil has been used in rituals, in medicine,
as a fuel, 
in soaps, as a home remedy, as a
lubricant and in skin care.

The Tree Of Eternity


Tree at the sea


Note – Perfect

When we talk about Mediterranean Diet, we mean

a specific and unique mix of traditional ingredients,
used by people living in the various countries
bordering the Mediterranean Sea like, Greece, Italy
and Spain, during the period 
of 1950s and 1960s.

We do not mean the cuisine of a specific country,
a general diet and lifestyle to follow in your
every day
life, for as long as you live.

The specific ingredients have been evaluated and
found to offer a lot of health benefits, because they
contain all the essential nutrients the human
body requires to be healthy.

According to research, by following the classic
Diet you will have a healthy and
long life.

It has been shown to,

*    promote heart health by lowering blood pressure,
cholesterol and triglyceride levels; 

*    reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s
     and Alzheimer’s diseases;
*    manage weight, and,
*    even help with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as,
*    improve
overall mortality.
It is considered one of the most healthy diets to

Certainly, all these incorporate the traditional
complete lifestyle of the people living in countries
like Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.


Calm Cove


The Diet Of The Poor


The Mediterranean Diet is a very appetizing and
enjoyable way to eat.
Here is how to put it all together:

a)     Eat plenty of vegetables every day:
all different varieties and colours like,

   green beans,
   red cabbage,
   red, yellow, white, green onions,
with your lunch and dinner;
but avoid white potatoes.

If you want to have any with your meals, eat only
sweet potatoes.

Preferably the vegetables should be all fresh, but
are also acceptable.

b)     Eat only whole grain foods like,

   wheat products,
   brown, red, black rice,
–   buckwheat,
   wild rice,
with all your meals.

c)      Eat all kinds of nuts like,

–   almonds,

and seeds like,

   sunflower seeds,
   pumpkin seeds,
   hemp seeds,
but avoid the ones that have been treated with salt.

d)     Eat extra virgin olive oil raw on your meals,
cook with classic olive oil your daily foods.

e)     Use all herbs fresh and dried like,


as well as various spices like,

   black pepper,
   red pepper,
 in your every day meal preparation.

f)     Eat wild caught fish like,

–   sardines,
baked or grilled, two (2) to three (3) times a week;

as well as shellfish like,


g)     Replace all red meat with fresh organic or free 
range poultry like,

–   chicken,
–   turkey,

h)     Eat fresh organic or free range eggs, a
of four (4) times a week.
If you want you can eat one (1) egg every day.

i)      Eat legumes like,

   all kinds of beans,
–   split peas,
   all kinds of lentils,
with one of your meals, preferably daily.

j)     Eat a minimum of two (2) fruits every day, one
with your 
breakfast and one with your lunch, or
have it as a snack.
Fruits to include are,

   all kinds of apples,
   all kinds of pears,
   all kinds of peaches,
   all kinds of melons,
   all kinds of grapes,
   all kinds of berries.

k)     If you eat dairy at all, eat only low fat 2% products
on rare 
occasions and in small quantities.

l)     Eat pure runny honey as a sweet, and
dried fruits like,

–   apricots,
–   raisins,
when you want a treat.

m)   If you drink alcohol, limit it only to very
specific occasions.

n)    Drink plenty of liquids like,

   pure clean water,
   black, green tea,
    (if you do not 
have a problem with caffeine)
   and plenty of herbal teas like,
   chamomile tea,
   peppermint tea,
   lemon balm tea,
   linden (tilia) tea,
   rooibos tea.

o)     If you want to use a sauce in your daily
cooking or at any time, it should only be a sauce
made with fresh chopped tomatoes.


Calm Beach


Short And Sweet


According to scientific research, the closer you
the Mediterranean diet the greater the
advantages you will enjoy.
It contains all the necessary nutrients required
good health and longevity.

Clear all unhealthy temptations from your home, 
and adopt the new habit of following the classic
diet,  for prevention of all chronic
serious diseases.

Also make certain you follow the Mediterranean
healthy lifestyle, which includes the following:

1)     Enjoy leisurely your every day meals with your family.
2)     Take plenty of exercise by walking daily for a
         minimum of thirty (30) minutes.
3)     Try to enjoy your life in general.
4)     Socialise with positive and healthy people.
5)     Enjoy dining as an entertainment.
6)     Be physically active during the day by doing all
your house work, shopping and cooking yourself.

Mediterranean diet is a very satisfying and low
calorie diet;
consequently,  you do not need to consider and count
the number of calories you eat every day.
Now is the time for you to introduce and establish
your new Mediterranean diet routines.


Calm Sea


Actions Of Acceptance


 It has been found that 1% of all Greeks living in the
island of 
Ikaria live beyond the age of ninety (90),
while this longevity  is 
only 0.1% in other European

Also according to research, people in the island of
Sicily in Italy, have been 
found to live to over one
hundred (100+) years of age.

This is attributed to people eating and living the classic
Mediterranean lifestyle.

The diet is rich in antioxidants, monounsaturated
fats and omega 3 fatty acids.
All these ingredients reduce the risk of developing
any cognitive decline and diseases by protecting
the brain cells.

Also, eating low glycemic index foods results in
slow rise 
of the blood sugar levels, preventing
Diabetes type II.
The Mediterranean diet can prolong life.







Hi there!


Rik always said he will never retire    but that
was then.   
Now,   I really got tired with that terrible
commute twice
a day, every day;
being stuck in that horrible
traffic jam for
miles and hours.

 And on top of that, having to be a slave to
my mobile all the time, just in case;
and to be working for more than sixty
hours a week , he said 
to us one day.

 So finally after very long thinking, I am
totally ready to announce my final
I have decided to quit my job for good.

 I know what you’re thinking;
at this early age of only forty seven  —  but
I can’t 
continue this way of life any longer.
I’ve had enough of it.

I need to move on and try something new, to
do things I like, to come and go as I please,
and to feel more relaxed.
I’m going to move to a more comfortable city,
down a bit, and live more peacefully ,
he continued.

I have no family obligations, and my wife is
in full
agreement with me.
I do want to take my life back before it’s too late ,
he finished, feeling very enthusiastic about his
next steps.

Time went, and Rik quit his job, sold his fully
house at a very good price, and moved
to a seaside town.

We met him a few weeks ago, and asked him
how he
was doing.

Looking pleased and carefree he said,
I feel really wonderful;
I don’t have to wake up early morning 
the alarm, I don’t need to commute anywhere
bother with work responsibilities and
pressures, or eat
unhealthy lunches any more.

I now spend my time reading, writing, socialising,
taking long walks by the sea and enjoying nature,
at last.

I really feel peaceful and greatly satisfied with
my life and myself , he said to us smiling happily.




Brown Study


Retirement is the act of retreating, withdrawing,
pulling out, departing, backing down.

In our modern world most people can not afford
to retire
from their work;
either this is at the traditional retirement age,
or take early retirement in their forties, or at any
age at
all  —  unless they have a large investment
behind them to support their living.

The point here is to realise that, if you decide to
from any kind of work, you will move from
your build-up
financial stage to your disposal one.
And this can be extremely
challenging and very

Retirement is a colossal change in your current

You are going to start a new chapter in your
a long journey, kind of similar to getting
married for
the first time.

On the other hand, there are those people who
are so completely ready to retire early, in order
to pursue their dreams.

On top of all these, a good number of people
that if they retire from whatever job
they are doing,
they will have no purpose in
their life, and they will lose their identity.

But the thing is, if you are mentally and
emotionally prepared;
as well as financially planned and arranged,
by using 
clever and calculated spending and
saving, then you will 
be able to retire at any age
you wish, without worries about your future.




Rough Guide


If you are thinking of taking the big step to quit
working early, do not just hope that you will live
happily ever after.

You do need to develop a complete and comprehensive
plan, as well as feeling very enthusiastic about it,
in order to have a really successful and happy


a)     Mental and Emotional Preparation


Consider the following:

1)     Is your job your main purpose in life.

2)     Does your job define who you are.

3)     Can you live without your daily work responsibilities
         and routines.

4)     Can you live without your constant interaction
         with your work friends.

5)     Can you live around your partner on a full time basis.

Whichever way you feel, you have to take all the 

necessary steps to put things right for your new
way of life.


b)     Physical and Social Assessment


Determine the following:

1)     Are you fit and healthy to develop various
         activities like, walking every day, go swimming,
         cycling, golfing or other sports.

2)     Are you competent to join a leisure club or
         a gym to keep busy.

3)     Are you interested in reading books, researching
          and writing.

4)     Are you interested in socialising with other people.

5)     Do you like sitting in coffee shops and restaurants.

You will need to be doing some of the above
things to fill up your free time, which
will be plenty at
this stage.


Tree by the Sea


Quiet Ecstasy


c)     Financial Preparation


At this stage of disposal you need to be absolutely
prepared, in order to be able to support your new
lifestyle for the rest of your life.

Here is a guide for you to do so:

1)     Estimate the value of your house when it will be sold.

2)     Add in all your savings from various accounts.

3)     Estimate your traditional pension at sixty five or so.

4)     Add in any capital from a private pension scheme
you can take out when you are above fifty five.

5)     If your total capital is not going to be enough to 
support your lifestyle as long as you are alive,
and invest an amount of your choice
wisely in order to
keep your funds growing.

You can also purchase a pension plan, if necessary,
or add to an
existing one, if you have.

6)     If your total capital is enough or more, then keep
your money in various savings accounts like,
an instant savings and a couple of time deposits,
and use the
funds as necessary to support
your living.

As a guide, if you want to retire in your fifties or so,
you need
to have your annual current spending
multiplied by 30.
 £25,000×30=£750,000 )

7)     Always have a retirement budget, and track your
Make lists every day of all your expenses;
write down
everything you spend during the day.

Also, your monthly total must include any debts
credit cards or loans.

This way you will always know what to eliminate 
or reduce to balance your finances, and feel confident
and safe.
Avoid at all costs any temptations to overspend;
find your happiness in various experiences.


d)     Other Considerations




It is very wise to downsize, and dispose off all the items
you will not need or use any more.

Also, you could rent, or even better you can lease
a small car for your convenience;
in order to avoid the usual maintenance expenses like,
insurance, road tax, service, road assistance and MOT.


Health Insurance


Find and buy a private and reliable health insurance
policy, that covers all your needs currently and in the
future, especially hospitalisation.


If you follow all the above suggestions for a holistic 
approach, and plan and calculate everything very
carefully, you will enjoy a happy and healthy

Do not base your retirement future on just hope.
Determine what your dream is and make it happen.


Enjoy your retirement!!



In Play!


Hi there!


All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking .
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche     1844  –  1900

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day .
Henry David Thoreau     1817  –  1862

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.
If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk .

Walking is man’s best medicine .
Hippocrates Of Kos     c. 460 BC  –  c. 370 BC


Solvitur Ambulando


According to research a great number of adults in the
western world spend around three quarters ( 3/4 ) of
their time during the day sitting.

Although sitting feels very good and comfortable, it
has short and long term hazardous effects on overall health.

It has been observed that women who spend more
than six ( 6 ) hours seated every day are in a forty
percent ( 40% ) higher risk to die earlier from any cause.
On the other hand, the ones who sit less than three ( 3 )
hours are healthier and live longer.

The worst situation has been seen among people
over the age of sixty years ( 60 ).
As people age and enter retirement tend to sit more,
an estimated ten ( 10 ) hours on a daily basis.

Physical activity is extremely beneficial to your health.
It affects the body and mind;   it improves the quality
of your life, it increases your lifespan and it is good fun.
You are physically and mentally fitter and more 
energetic;   and certainly you sleep better at night.

Physical activity is a miracle cure for almost everything,
with the added benefit of being free to you.
It is a vital part of a really healthy lifestyle.


Bronze Golfer


Egg In One’s Beer


Working out and being physically active every day
has numerous physical and mental health benefits.


Physical Health

1)       Strengthening the Cardiovascular System
2)       Preventing Osteoporosis
3)       Assisting and maintaining Weight Loss
4)       Preventing Hypertension
5)       Prevention of various Cancers
6)       Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
7)       Enhancement of Muscular Fitness
8)       Enhancement of general Flexibility
9)       Reduction of high Cholesterol and Triglycerides
10)     Prevention of Stroke
11)     Benefiting Arthritis
12)     Boosting Circulation and removal of Toxins
13)     Boosting the Immune System


Mental Health

1)       Stress reduction
2)       Depression relief
3)       Anxiety alleviation
4)       Self-confidence boosting
5)       Creation of Feelings of Happiness
6)       Cognitive Decline prevention
7)       Brain Power boosting
8)       Memory sharpening
9)       Controlling various Addictions
10)     Increasing Relaxation
11)     Energy and Productivity enhancement
12)     Enhancing Creativity
13)     Aiding Quicker Thinking
14)     Facilitates Better Sleep and fights insomnia



Travelling By Foot


Walking is the easiest and simplest way to become
more active, and experience all the above mentioned
health benefits.
On top of that it has the advantage of being completely
without charge.

Walking is the best form of moderate exercise.
It is absolutely natural, you do not need any specific
guidance to learn it, you do not need to have any
special skills and it has an extremely low risk of
any kind of injury.

Walking has always been an important achievement
for humans, as well as separating us from animals.
But nowadays, modern man is walking less and less 
as the time passes.

Walking is ideal for people of all ages and all fitness
levels, and it is generally recommended for its best
health benefits.

Here is how to do it best:

a)     Choose comfortable and supportive shoes,
or trainers.

b)     Wear loose clothing and in layers to be easy 
to remove if hot.

c)     Walk outdoors on the pavements or in nature
for at least thirty ( 30 ) minutes.

d)     When you walk, keep your head up, your neck
and shoulders relaxed, your back straight and swing
your arms freely.

e)     Walk smoothly and in a moderate pace.


A  l  s  o :


*     Make certain, you walk to the shops or walk to the
public transportation or to your work every day,
instead of driving.

*     Try to use the stairs instead of the elevator, at
home or at work.

*     If the weather does not allow, walk inside a
shopping center or similar.

*     When you are at home, try to be active by doing
various chores or moving up and down or just
standing, instead of sitting.


Two Pairs of Shoes


Bottom Line


Our body is built to be in motion in order to
perform well and serve us right.
Consequently, we need to keep it physically active
so that we can be healthy and long lasting.

Motivate and persuade yourself to take all the 
necessary time you need for regular exercise as 
part of your every day life.

Decide now and take charge of your own health.
Start a daily workout plan as of today, and enjoy
all the already established and confirmed health

Good luck !!






Hi there!


Juan Ponce De Leon lived between 1474 and 1521.
He was a Spanish conquistador and the first governor
of Puerto Rico.

De Leon led an expedition in the year 1513 to La Florida
searching for the Fountain of Youth, because he wanted
to regain his youthfulness.

He was later told by the natives of the area, that what
he was looking for existed only in the waters of South
Beimeni in the Bahamas.

The Fountain’s water was supposed to be so powerful
that it could restore youth and longevity to anyone
who drank it ……


Der Jungbrunnen
Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1472 – 1553


Open And Shut


During our youth years we all want to be older, to
dress better and to be taken seriously by the others.
When we actually grow older, we all desperately
wish we were younger and remained younger,  for
the rest of our life.

But as the years go, at some point, we just realise
we have eventually become that older person,
we always wanted
to be when we were young.

Consequently, we now have to accept that there is
no point in fighting this very natural process, but
accept and celebrate all changes it is bringing with
it, either physical, mental or emotional.




The Fairy Stories


There are certain myths about growing older.
These myths should never be allowed to influence
your way of life in any way.
Take all necessary steps to avoid them at all costs.

a)     Mental and Physical downturn:
This is not necessarily a DNA destination;
but something that can be greatly reduced by
leading an active, healthy and creative lifestyle.

b)     Peace and Quiet:
Again this is not true for most people;   living a
miserable life is not what they want.
Instead many wish very much to develop relationships,
either of a romantic nature or various friendly

c)     Contribution Inability:
Today’s adults are very able to lead in business, support
various activities, assist in education or help with
charity and volunteer work.

d)     Youthful Appearance:
Although people’s external image changes over time,
they still want to look smart, attractive and important.

e)      Slow Down and Retire:
A great number of adults today, actually want to pursue
different and new projects, and develop special interests.



The Blessings


Growing older is the greatest and most fundamental
enemy for all humans.
Still, you should accept this course gracefully, because
according to several studies, it is bringing with it a good
number of benefits.


I.     Physical


a)    The immune system will be stronger due to having
through lots of epidemics during the years, and have
developed resistance to so many viruses.
As a consequence, you will be catching less colds and flu.

b)    The older you get the less allergy attacks you will
be suffering;   and whenever you do suffer an attack,
it will last for a much shorter time.

c)    Ageing establishes a more intelligent brain, due
to accumulated knowledge through the years.
You will be able to solve problems more efficiently
and take smarter financial decisions;   also you will
develop better understanding and wiser judgement.

d)    It is now established that older people have more
frequent, satisfactory and better quality sex.
So you will be enjoying yourself more.

e)    As you grow older you will be losing a number of
your sweat glands;   consequently, you will be sweating
much less than when you were younger.

f)    Older adults suffer less headaches and migraines.
If you happen to develop one, it will be much milder
and it will last for a shorter time, than the younger people.

g)    Ageing contributes to better sleep during the night;
therefore, you will be feeling less tired, sleepy and
drained during the day.



II.   Mental and Emotional


a)    You will be feeling grateful for all the experiences
have accumulated over time, and you will develop
the self-confidence you always wanted.

b)    You will view life from a different perspective.
Everything now will start falling into place for you,
and you will know what all the fuss was about all
the previous years.

c)    You will learn not to be influenced by other people’s
opinions and expectations, about how you look or how
you live your life or whatever else you do.

d)    You will become less emotional about various
and you will worry to a lesser degree about
most things in life.

e)    You will learn that it is absolutely useless to compare
yourself to other people, and your expectations about
your productivity will reduce.

f)    You will finally start appreciating yourself much more,
and you will, at last, know who you really are as a person.

g)    You will understand that you need to focus on yourself,
your desires and passions, your purpose and your goals,
in order to achieve a happier and healthier future life.

h)    You will certainly and definitely realise that each and
every day of your life must be lived to the fullest.

Ageing is inevitable.
Since it is something that we can not avoid, it is better
to embrace it, and feel good about it.

Keep on learning and discovering.
Change your beliefs and the way you think, and live in
the present.

Move on and look forward to new things happening
all the time.

Be cool !!!





Hi there!


Walking is man’s best medicine

Hippocrates  of Kos     460BC  –  377BC

The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise,
and of all the exercises walking is the best

Thomas Jefferson     1743  –  1826

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day

Henry David Thoreau     1817  –  1862

Everyday I walk myself into a state of well-being and
walk way from every illness

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard     1813  –  1855

Walking is cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise

Annie Edson Taylor     1838  –  1921


Forest path


On Foot


Walking is a weight bearing exercise, and one of the
most effective and perfect ways to maintain and
improve your health, fitness and overall well being.

Either you walk all day doing various tasks, or you
hike on hills, or you use a treadmill in the gym, or
you walk in nature, you will definitely reap all
health benefits and increase your activity levels.

In your middle years, that is between the ages of
forty five ( 45 ) and sixty five ( 65 ), you will need
to walk one and a half kilometre in fifteen ( 15 )
You will need to walk a total of three ( 3 ) kilometres
in half an hour.

Walking is low impact exercise, and  it does not
require special expensive equipment.
It can be done at any time convenient to you during
the day, and all the year round indoors or outdoors.

You do not need to be especially fit or of a certain
age, and it does not require any special training.
You can walk alone or with company, and it is fun
and very interesting.

On top of all the above, walking is absolutely free.


Walking shadow


Health Benefits


The following are the reasons why you should start
going for a walk right away:

1)       It reduces stress and encourages better sleep.
2)       It reduces the risk of certain cancers, including
bowel and breast cancers.
3)       It reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
4)       It reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
5)       It improves the blood circulation in the body.
6)       It boosts the immune system.
7)       It sharpens focus and concentration.
8)       It improves the mood and total well being.
9)       It fights chronic diseases.

10)     It improves balance and co-ordination.
11)     It encourages stronger bones.
12)     It increases muscle strength and endurance.
13)     It burns body fat and reduces total weight.
14)     It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
15)     It keeps the heart and lungs fit.
16)     It manages cholesterol and high blood pressure.
17)     It helps with joint pains.
18)     It controls various muscular pains.
19)     It reduces death risk.


Forest walk


Daily Grind


For best results walk a minimum of thirty ( 30 ) minutes
or more, smoothly and at a moderate pace, every day
preferably at the
same time.

To enjoy your walk, you will need the following:

a)     Buy shoes made specifically for walking, so that you
can feel more comfortable and better supported.

b)     Wear loose, comfortable and light clothes to suit
the weather at the time.
Wear your clothes in layers to be easy to remove if hot.

c)     Choose the right course wisely when you walk outdoors
and in nature, to have good visibility
and be safe during
your walk.
If it is raining or it is very cold walk in a shopping mall.

d)     Always carry with you a mobile phone, just in case.

e)     Walk slowly for five ( 5 ) minutes to warm up, and
again another five ( 5 ) minutes at the end of your walk
to cool down. 

f)     Wear a pedometer to calculate your steps and distance.

g)     When you return home, stretch your calf and thigh
muscles holding for twenty ( 20 ) seconds each stretch. 

h)     Always drink enough liquids before and after your
walk routine.


Walking by the sea


The Right Way


To walk correctly,

1)     Walk tall, keeping your shoulders and neck relaxed,
your head up, your back as straight as possible, your
arms swinging freely,
and looking forward.
2)     Keep your stomach in and your torso upright.
3)     Rotate your hips forward and backward without
4)     Use short and quick steps without overstriding.
5)     Lead with your heels and land smoothly.
6)     Keep your elbows at ninety ( 90 ) degrees, and swing
your arms close to your body, while keeping your hands

Note that, you will burn more calories if you walk when
the weather is either cold or humid and warm;
and less when the weather is nice and cool.

To add more steps to your work day,

*     Take always the stairs.
    Walk to the shops.
    Walk between sittings for a few minutes.
*     Take a fifteen ( 15 ) minutes walk after dinner.
    If you work, take a walking lunch break.

Walking is a lifestyle exercise.
It can be done any time, anywhere during your daily
routines;   and it is the simplest way to keep your body
and mind healthy.

Walking is a genuine, solid and very simple exercise
at the speed that suits you.
To collect all the health benefits, you only need a steady
and regular walking routine throughout your whole life.

Good luck!





Ground Zero!


Hi there!


Love is an extremely strong and very effective disorder
affecting our nervous system.
It is a chemical means developed through our evolution
to benefit and promote our species to survive and prosper.

It helps us develop and maintain relationships;
it encourages us to defend and protect ourselves physically
and mentally;
it makes us want very deeply to support our offspring.

In the modern world, the most heroic struggle in one’s
life is to love themselves;   and it really is an awfully
difficult and terribly exhausting thing to do.

Most people neglect their own needs, health and
happiness, because they have been taught to do so
since they were children;
and certainly because loving others is easier than loving

And yet, self love is the foundation of the most important
relationship you will ever have  —  the relationship with



Bull’s – Eye


Self love is not a state of just feeling good by having a lot
of money, and buying and doing everything we want,
or being narcissistic.

Self love means to accept yourself exactly as you are and
what you are.
It means to know your own qualities and how significant you
are;   to know your purpose and your limits.

Self love means to always look after and be kind to yourself.
It means to really know that you do deserve your love, your
respect, admiration, and appreciation at all times.

Loving yourself is a number of actions that provide you
with confidence, determination and belief in yourself;
you will enjoy peace of mind;   you will demonstrate better
judgement;   and you will savour overall happiness.

You will be able to make the right decisions, and you will
exhibit more love towards other people.
You will be mentally stronger and balanced, and your life
will become simpler.

Certainly it must be emphasized that, self love is not
something temporary and
short-lived    but a continuous
and growing
course of actions.



End In View


The following routines will help you build self love:

a)     Reduce and finally eliminate all negative beliefs
about yourself, either they are routed from your past
or they are self-inflicted.

b)     Stop thinking that you must be perfect in everything
you do in order to be happy.
Perfection does not exist;   nothing in life is perfect.

c)     Focus only on your positive qualities and values,
each and every day.

d)     Be truthful, honest, realistic and sensible.

e)     Do all the things that make you feel good.
Be creative and develop hobbies.

f)     Never compare yourself to other people.
You are a unique person, so compare only to yourself.

g)     Establish healthy, explicit and precise limits to
all your actions and steps.

h)     Always give priority to yourself, because you
have earned it and you deserve to be first.

i)     Find your purpose, meaning and direction in life.
Only then you will be happy and fulfilled.



j)     Take full responsibility for your own health and
Watch your diet, exercise, sleep, rest, relaxation, fun
and relationships.

k)     Surround yourself only with people who love you
and make you feel good, and eliminate all others.

l)     Take risks, examine various opportunities coming
your way, and celebrate your wins at the end.

m)    Every day feel grateful about something in your
life, even if it is something very small, no matter what
else is happening around you.

n)     Be very aware and wise about your own thoughts,
feelings and desires, to be able to keep things under control.

o)     Forgive yourself whenever you make any mistakes,
and try to learn from them.

p)     Envisage yourself being empowered, inspired,
motivated and encouraged.

By practising the above mentioned actions of self love,
you will learn to cherish, honour, respect, accept
and really care for yourself.

Self love is a continuous and steady passage.
Self love is something you can choose and adopt.

Select correctly and enjoy the benefits and rewards.




Hi there!


Ila was a happily married woman in her mid
forties.   She has always been an attractive and
very fit person, exercising on a regular basis
and looking after her body well.

Lately though, she had been feeling distressed
and concerned;   because she discovered a good
amount of cellulite on her upper thighs.

It looks horrible and disgusting , she kept
complaining to her husband almost every day.
Your legs look very good to me;
I can’t see the imperfections you are complaining
about    and even if I could, I wouln’t care less ,
he replied with a big smile, and continued.

I believe you must know that most men don’t
see cellulite as a problem;   they only see a
beautiful woman with  a great derriere and
lovely legs.
So try to feel comfortable with your body shape,
and know that I love you en masse;   and I will
continue doing so even if you develop more
cellulite tomorrow he said and kissed her softly.


Bright Grey Skies


Mattress Phenomenon


Cellulite is one of the biggest common concerns
for most women.
It usually appears after puberty, and it affects people
of all ages, sizes and sex.
Being female and overweight though, puts you at a
higher risk of developing it.

Women specifically, feel unattractive and ugly.
They try their best to hide it with clothes, and they do
everything they can to eliminate it altogether.
Men on the other hand, seem to ignore this problem

Cellulite is a type of fat deposits below the skin, and
is mostly noticed on the buttocks, thighs and knees,
as well as stomach, abdomen and arms.
It makes the skin look lumpy, bumpy, dented and dimpled
like the surface of the orange peel.

Cellulite appears on the skin in three stages:
*   In stage one, it is still invisible with the naked eye.
*   In stage two, the skin is paler in appearance, it feels
cooler to the touch, and it shows reduced flexibility.
*   In stage three, the skin is heavily bumpy and lumpy.


Grey Skies


Can of Worms


About eighty five percent ( 85% ) of females have cellulite,
and almost all women have some kind of it, hiding in
their bodies.
The following factors are blamed for the development of
this unsightly problem:

a)     Lifestyle habits like,
smoking, being sedentary, suffering from chronic stress,
drinking alcohol every day, standing for many hours.

b)     Various hormonal issues.

c)     Genetic predisposition and slow metabolism.

d)     Poor diet and nutrition habits.

e)     Wearing very tight clothes on a regular basis that
restrict the blood flow.

f)     Age, muscle loss and hardening of the connective
tissues also contribute to the problem.

g)     Accumulation of various toxins in the body like,
pollutants, chemicals, preservatives, medicines.

There are many cellulite reducing products and
treatments, that either they do not work at all or they
may produce some temporary results;   on top of
being very expensive and dangerous or toxic.
But also there are plenty of natural ways to reduce
cellulite, and improve your skin and shape.


Blue skies with clouds


Prime Movers


Here are some natural cures for your cellulite problem:

a)     Follow a clean alkaline diet, full of vegetables, green
leaves and fruits, on a daily basis.

b)     Include fatty  fish, nuts and avocado with your meals
every day, for their omega 3 content.

c)     Hydrate by drinking plenty of liquids during the day
like, pure water with a bit of lemon, coconut water
or herbal teas.

d)     Eat only pure sea salt or himalyan salt.

e)     Eat high fibre foods to include whole grains and legumes. 

f)     Exercise by combining cardio workout and weight
training, to tone all your problem areas.
Also, stand up and walk around the room during the day.
Other exercises to adopt if you are not going to a gym are:
Jogging, Riding a bike, Swimming, Dancing and Walking.

g)     Dry brush your problem areas with a soft natural
fibre brush daily for a few minutes, then moisturise using
coconut oil.
This will help remove toxins and tighten your skin.

h)     Massage your problem areas with a combination of
rosemary and sage essential oils mixed into some coconut
oil, for five ( 5 ) to ten ( 10 ) minutes every day.

i)     Massage your problem areas with a coffee scrub:
mix ground coffee with some brown sugar and some
coconut oil to a paste consistency.
Do this three ( 3 ) times a week.

j)     Wear loose underwear and clothes to assist your
blood and lymph circulation, which are absolutely
essential to get rid of your cellulite.


To Sum Up

You must know that only actual exercise and the right diet

will remove the unattractive fat deposits from your body.

Everything else including the expensive cellulite creams
on the market, will mainly help with the overall appearace
of your skin, and make it look softer and tighter.

Always remember that you do need to give yourself plenty
of time to be able to see any improvement.
During this time, you should be following a very healthful
and nutritious diet, you should be reducing your stress
levels, and certainly you should avoid smoking.

Although you may be feeling very embarassed, and basically
hate it, you must accept your body as it is, and try to improve
it gradually.

Good Luck !!