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Fundraising: Want vs. Need

Today I was feeling compelled to talk about the things we find that we really want and we work hard to get. You get so close to acheiving your goal, then something comes up and changes your direction.

Want vs. Need. This is where I find myself today. I am very close to having raised all the money I needed to get the Almighty Vita-Mix dream machine. As it turns out, my husband needs some work done on his truck…so, there you have it. I found myself in a dilema. Should I start another fundraising venture for this need? I didn’t mention to him the money I had set aside for the Vita-Mix and I was feeling guilty, then I suddenly realized that I was the one who created this additional money and I could do it again. “Givers gain.” “Money flows to me easily and often”. This is an abundant Universe and I certainly will see the money flow back to me. We need to have the repairs done, but I Want the Vita Mix.

This brings me to the relevance of The RawMa Blog, Raw Food Nutrition and you. You WANT to be Healthy. You NEED to be Healthy. Your body is calling to you to create a sustainable environment for your health to live. You also WANT to enjoy the food that you eat but do you NEED to enjoy it that badly? Ahhh…now we’re getting somewhere.

You have a deep connection to food and it has taken control of your life. More to the point, you have allowed your mind to take control of your decisions. Ouch! That hurts. I know, because it happened to me.

Let me break it down for you. Here is what happened to me and maybe to you also:

Taste Buds and Mind automatic reflex –
WANT: Tasty Food, Chocolate, Sweets, Breads, Pasta, Alcohol, etc.
Feelings: Comfort, Safety, Peace
Results: Momentary bliss…then
bloating, guilt, weight gain, more guilt, discussions about it.

VS. NEED
Nutrition
Balance
Happiness
Peace
Resolved inner conflicts

Do the right thing for yourself. You deserve to live a long, happy life. The sacrafice you make today, could result in years added to your life and a ton of happiness and self-satisfaction knowing that YOU…ALL OF YOU – BODY-MIND-SOUL control your actions. You do not need to REACT to events around you. simply observe and let the good stuff stick to you as the bad passes you by. Do Not Engage in the Drama and it will not seek you out. Think about your wants and your needs then apply them to your life. Success can be yours.

Blessings,

RawMa

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WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

Ummm. It smells so good. I can’t wait to get out of bed and start my day with a nice cup of coffee over the morning paper. I know it’s a way of life for many, and I used to be one of them.

Aside from the terrible taste it leaves in your mouth and ..on your breath, it has some negative effects on your body as well.

Most already know that caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Did you also know that it acts as a mild diuretic, may increase calcium and magnesium loss through urine and regular use of caffeine does cause mild physical dependence?

Ok, we all need a fix sometime, but the dependancy of this little “habit” may cause you more harm than good. Aside from the health matters, just look at the cost factor alone. But if the rising prices don’t scare you, consider this:

If you stop taking caffeine abruptly, you may have symptoms for a day or more, especially if you consume two or more cups of coffee a day. Symptoms of withdrawal from caffeine include: headache, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating and overall jitters.

I suggest you cut your intake to 1/2 cup asap and get control over this habit that can lead to bigger issues. If you study the body PH recommended levels, you will find that the body PH should he at 7.3
Since coffee is acidic, why start your day with acid? In order to cancel out the acid, you need to have 10 alkaline choices. In other words, create a healthy balance for your body and put much less acid into it. If you can acheive a balance of being in a higher alkaline state, you will find many of your health problems leaving. Watch your intake and make healthy choices.

~RawMA

 

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