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Word to the wise…

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

― Napoleon Hill

So appropos and I wish. ..

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Are you Ready for some Luxury… Gifts… some Shameless Pampering? Have you been to a Destination Concierge Spa Retreat yet? C’mon!

 

C’mon one and all… sign  into Facebook, peruse Spa Seeker Destination Spa Retreats Blog Party, give it a LIKE, then check out the activities for November.
On November 15th, Spaseeker will feature a get-to-know us webinar.  Please join us!
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A Positive Wellness Prognosis Extends your Life

If you are sick and tired of the rat race, monkey brain and hamster wheel to nowhere, the article penned below should make your day a little better!

 Heed the messenger…

By Chris Koch – senior voice consultant at The Voice Advisory (formally Voice Coach)

…. on a train passing Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River, just off Brooklyn. It seems to sit so calmly mid-stream in its car-free, romantic isolation.

… No cars.  

Last weekend for a family birthday we ended up … spending the night in a whitewashed cottage with an open fire, and a stunning wintry landscape with the shallow, rocky river running past. There was no phone coverage. No computers. No TV.

The persistent buzz, distractions, the speedy thoughts that characterize the state most of us spend our lives in at work – what an utter relief when the buzz is gone – suddenly, for one reason or another. Of course, it’s not always possible to cut the cords and head for the hills – but what if we could stop the buzz without leaving town?

I’d argue, it’s possible. We only have to look to thousands of years of contemplative practice, across cultures, from Buddhism to the Sufis to Marcus Aurelius, to see that the ability : stop, breathe, and focus on the purpose is internal to us.

And if we look to contemporary science, we can see the remarkable affects of meditation on the brain, the heart rate, the breathing.

So in our working lives, where the buzz of business and end-gaining often dominates, let's try it.

Before we begin to speak – to the conference, to the meeting, to the interview panel – just stop.

Allow breath to happen. Focus on the purpose, the audience. Then begin, deliberately, not captives of our own out-of-control momentum, but the authors of our own decisions, the ones setting the agenda.

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New ! Anti-Aging Wellness Program based on certified neuroscience methodology-lose weight, get fit, eat right and gain confidence! August 50 % off introductory discount

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The ChampagneLife2017 Facebook and WordPress editions are getting a facelift! Our new website, ChampagneLife.style, will appear in your newsfeed very shortly!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Beginning August 1, our NEW anti-Aging program that is based on neuroscience and thinking style will be offered for a limited time at a 50% Introductory DISCOUNT!
This certified program is doctor led and provides wellness coaching (and/or Spa retreats) for women 35-60, who will soon be winding down their careers or entering the “empty nest” stage of life.

To be considered for the program, applicants will WANT to make a Transformational change that will ultimately benefit their health, longevity and well-being. Using thinking style preferences based on neuroscience, individuals can learn to effectively lose the weight they gained while “working at the office” or “caring for the kids” and finally get fit, eat right, regain waning confidence and learn calming relaxation techniques.

Using this methodology we can better understand what motivations and techniques best serve you so you can more effectively lose weight, look better, feel sexier and more confident.

Let’s work together to conquer your current issues!With your brain wiring and thinking style preferences in mind, lets tackle your current pain points and rid yourself of the excess baggage that has been bringing you down.
I can’t wait to meet you!!

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DrBo@ChampagneLife.style    559-412-4405

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 Make Nutrition your Summer Resolution

Want to make a Summer Resolution? No? Ok…

Well… Here’s something to digest anyway …

Focus on Good Nutrition! 

Good nutrition can fortify you in more ways than just to feed the fuel and fan the flame

In the FOOD realm:

Make your skin glow, so that you radiate health and beauty

Boost your metabolism, and rebalance your body without spending all day at the gym

Dramatically boost your energy in 28 days

Learn how to incorporate superfoods, to help reduce your sugar cravings

Get a healthy plant based food plan that you can really lean on with ease, but still totally customize to suit your own needs

In your LIFESTYLE realm:

Create healthy quick meals, so that you aren’t eating leftovers or eating in the car (ugh)

Actually make time for yourself in your busy life, so that “me time” becomes a reality, instead of just a nice idea

Have a system of permanent self-care, that you can come back to again and again

Step into more pleasure and fun in your life

In your MINDSET realm,
Shift the go-go mindset that put you on the bottom of the to-do list (if you’re on the list at all!)

Reconnect with what deeply nourishes you

Make this summer a season of loving your body and your life. Say goodbye to your mean mirror-voice

Have more patience, so that you can be the woman you really want to be

From the ANTI-AGING realm,

Drink coffee, it keeps the digestion going, reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s

Eat some fat, good food. It keeps your skin youthful

Drink lots of water (half your body weight –  in ounces. If you weigh 110, you should drink 55oz

Eat more  fish-the Omega 3s feed the brain

Step back into your sensual self!

Bo out . that’s your Rx!!

Dr. Bo

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Ten Life-Style Preferences and Behaviors the Body doesn’t need

img_2725Ten Life-Style Preferences and Behaviors the Body doesn’t need

Aging is inevitable, a natural process many of us wish we could avoid. Certain behaviors and lifestyle preferences speed up the process ( too much sun, smoking, stress, poor nutrition, etc.) and leave us looking less than our best. By assessing and modifying lifestyle preferences and behaviors (the body is better without) can help derail or postpone the aging process and improve our odds of reaching the average life expectancy.

Avoidance or modification of adverse behavior further aids in the prevention of disease (or at least reduces the chances) and can improve the quality of life.

While it is normal for people to age as they grow older, premature aging is not normal. Bad health and poor behavioral decision-making plus harmful environmental factors prompt early aging.

Not withstanding, the human body is resilient and can take a lot of punishment. However, people who repeatedly abuse their bodies age more quickly. They generally have less energy, a less than attractive appearance, and typically live shorter lives than those people who take better care of their bodies.ture aging.

Studies have highlighted ten premature-aging factors and behaviors that benefit from modification and uimprove ones’ health and longevity:

1.  Cigarettes. People who smoke develop leathery, wrinkled, dry, and sagging skin. You can often pick smokers out of a crowd. Those who are in their 30s, usually look as if they are in their 40s; those who are in their 40s, appear in their 50s; and so on. Toxic chemicals emitted in cigarette smoke (e.g., benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide, lead, carbon monoxide– and the by-products of human-lung-processed second-hand smoke kill cells and are carcinogenic.
2. Disease. Although it may be impossible to avoid certain diseases, it is possible to reduce the chances of getting certain diseases–most notably, communicable diseases. Avoidance of unprotected sex prevents sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, etc. and avoidance of hypodermic drug usage prevents Hepatitis C and AIDS.

Proper hygiene and hand washing can help protect people against diseases like tuberculosis, hepatitis, meningitis, etc. Other precautionary measures include regular checkups; prompt treatment as soon as peculiar symptoms arise (or test results reveal signs of trouble), and adherence to prescribed treatment.

Once disease is allowed to develop, it can damage other organs and systems within the body. This damage can cause the body to work harder and contribute to the process of premature aging.

3. Depression.

Clinical depression affects the body in many negative ways. It has been associated with the development or exacerbation of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, dementia and cancer. It can make the human body less capable of dealing with stress or exhibiting healthy immune responses to certain physiological problems.

Depression has also been known to be connected to inflammation, a known risk factor for many medical problems, e.g. Arthritis, and premature aging.

4. Stress. Many life events cause stress and contribute to harmful effects on the body. Stress prompts the body to produce excessive amounts of certain hormones and biochemical substances, such as adrenalin. It is thereby, no surprise that stress has been linked to life-style Preferences and Behaviors the body is better without.
5. Excessive exposure to the sun and other skin stressors. The ozone layer, radiation and ultraviolet rays damage skin cells.
Even with atmospheric and ozone protection, excessive exposure to the sun and other skin stressors (such as sun-tanning lamps, harsh chemicals, radiation, etc.) can be very damaging to skin cells. The radiant sun also makes cells more susceptible to skin cancer by causing them to age faster than normal.
6. Alcohol use. Alcohol appears to have the same aging effects as cigarette smoke.

Alcohol makes people age quicker by systematically destroying a body’s healthy cells. The inability to keep reproducing new, vibrant cells is what happens when we age. The use of Alcohol and cigarettes speeds up the deterioration of skin cells.
7. Lack of sleep and erratic sleep patterns. The body needs deep REM sleep During sleep, the body has a chance to rebuild cells, give the organs rest, and prepare the body for the next day’s stressors and challenges.

When people don’t get enough sleep (or get the wrong type of sleep), the body undergoes physiological dysfunction. This process, causes people to age faster and perhaps, much faster, if sleep deprivation becomes habitual.
8. Lack of proper nutrition. Our bodies need certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients on a daily basis. These are best obtained from naturally-grown (i.e., organic) fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, dairy products, and (non-factory farm produced) meats. Vitamin and mineral supplements may be beneficial, but a nutritious diet is often adequate. If we don’t get the proper nutrition we need on a daily basis, our body’s cells can’t regenerate properly, our organs don’t function as well as possible, and other parts of the body atrophy or malfunction, thus aiding in the premature aging process.

9. Exposure to pollutants. Pollution is one of the least controllable factors on this list. There are pollutants in the air, water and in the food we consume on a daily basis. Processed foods are full of preservatives, emulsifiers, taste/appetite enhancers, and special conditioners. Artificial sweeteners have been identified as a group of highly toxic foods which likely aid in damaging cells and in putting unnecessary stressors on our organs. These stressors make our bodies work harder and cuts down on natural biological efficiency and longevity.

While some pollutants may be impossible to avoid (especially those in our air and water), we can definitely take precautions in order to reduce some of the pollution-oriented stresses on our bodies.

Whenever you can, eat raw, organic foods; reduce the amount of processed foods you consume; stick to well-balanced meals. and get involved in and support groups working to reduce pollution and better manage the sources of pollution already in place.
10. Lack of exercise. Experts agree that exercise is probably one of the simplest and most efficient ways to help the human body stay healthy, young and vibrant. exercise can ‘t stop the aging process, but it can help to make the body more efficient, increasing cell reproduction and helping organs function at peak capacity.
Without question, people who exercise on a regular basis live longer, healthier lives. Lack of exercise may make people age faster, even if by no other means than by making the body more susceptible to disease.
These are merely ten reasons to modify your behavior and preferences. How many do you  need to change?