Oh – Let’s play today!

We are taught to do, do, do – and you know what dodo is… – Barbra Gilman.

How about if we play through life? What will we create? If we are having fun, we allow ourselves to create the life we want. That includes healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy finances. I believe getting a clear picture of what it is we want, I mean super clear, helps us solidify that vision in our minds eye. Then, the how’s to make it happen become the steps and our vision becomes our reality.

So, the question today is what would you like to create? Why do you want to create that? Is it getting into that wow dress by the time of our reunion? How about being able to run the marathon or mud run? What if it is just playing on the floor with children – and being able to get back up gracefully?

What will you play at creating today?

Taking on a new situation.

Her hands were sweating and she started to feel her heart beating faster. What was this going to be like? Where was her comparative reality? Who did she know who had already been there and done that? Was she going to be thought a fool? Crazy?

These were the questions racing across her mind as she made her resolve. She could do this! She was going to. Resolve is a good thing, right. Just pull up her big girl panties and preserver through. That is what Mom would do. Mom was always up for a challenge, at least once. Maybe this is one of the very chairs Mom had sat in once upon a time.

It’s all her sister’s fault for the instigation and inspiration actually. Can gratitude be here? And confidence and maybe just a knowing that all is right with the world for at least a brief time. What a blessing to take the time, a break, to stop, be, trust in the universe and just observe the unfolding. The wonderment, the peace, the energy in the room. 

Sigh, and all of this to complete a simple task if writing about a new situation.

Free Masterclass – July 16, 2015

Maria Locatell presents a Free Masterclass, Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12-1 pm US Pacific Time

“Transform Time-Sucking Habits into 7-Healthy Habits”What if you could figure out not just how to do healthy “stuff” but how to actually see results?

What if you discovered all the things you’ve worked so hard at to achieve health were actually holding you back?
We all have habits. Are yours leading you to the health you want?

Join Maria, for an informative class where you will learn what to stop doing and what to start doing instead to get more results in the next 30 days than you did all last year!

  • Discover the one thing you do daily that’s keeping you from reaching your health goals
  • Learn four easy things you can do to get more results in the next 30 days than you did all last year
  • Master one trick you can use to increase your health even while you sleep
  • Confront one stupid idea propagated by every health guru that’s costing you your health


032Maria Spiering Locatell, CEO of Take Back Your Health, is an award winning entrepreneur who specializes in transform lives from surviving to thriving creating healthy bodies, minds and finances.  While she’s worked with hundreds to find optimal health she is best known for her fun loving, no non-sense approach to visioneering.

Learn more about Maria at: http://www.marialocatell.com

Join us with your questions…

To attend the class:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

12-1 pm Pacific

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/334356591

+1 646 568 7788 (US Toll) or +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 334 356 591
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference

Where do I start?

What do you want? Being able to identify clearly where we are and where we want to be is first and foremost a key factor in setting a clear path. The more defined the vision the easier it will be to get there. This is usually an ongoing creation as we accumulate more information as we go along. Can you put passion behind it? What really trips your trigger, gives you that happy feeling in your gut or heart and makes you smile. The vision that when you have a temptation in front of you causes you to have the resolve that is more important to you than that temptation.

Transform Yourself

Making Optimal Health A Reality

Health Evaluation

Cooking with Fernando and Marlene Divina again

Summer Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Avocado and Tomato Compote

 At Oregon Health Science University for Cooking Your Way To  Healthier Heart. http://www.ohsu.edu

Wonderful personal stories of their travel adventures and culinary explorations provide so much temptations as we are smelling the flavors of lunch.

World renown and sought after talent provide scrumptious meals for patients and public a like. They use fresh and local whenever possible.

Guest Chef on this day is Scott Rigsby lead cook for OHSU.

The food was delicious! You wouldn’t think a hospital would serve gourmet, but we were always impressed when I Mom would have stays there. It is so nice to get the back story as to how this was consistently appetizing.

Food as an addiction – want to learn how to live healthier?

I grew up on a farm with my Mom’s garden and Dad’s animals and field. Wholesomeness, hard work and fresh air – can’t beat it!
We all need to eat and unlike other addictions can’t just quit cold turkey (pun intended) or even gradually like with other addictions. Is it about will power or could there be a physiology reason behind our cravings? Continue reading