Monday, February 22, 2010


When was the last time you were motivated to make a change to better your health? We're not just talking nutrition, but mental, emotional, relationship and spiritual health as well.

My most recent change is the process of downsizing my life. I have a new goal of trying to make my life more simple and strategic. I'm finding it harder than I thought to make some much needed sacrifices. There is always the fear that the change I'm making isn't for the better. When that self doubt sneaks in, I (gently) remind myself to get over it and stop sulking.

For support, I've turned on the power of "The Secret", and have been repeating a few mantra's in hopes that my subconscious will help me out. I've written them on my mirror so it's sure to catch my attention every morning. Here are the two that I've come up with:

My life is simple, open, loving and strategic.
I am one with the universe and all life loves and supports me.

You may judge, but they get me through the day with a positive attitude. Give it a try.

Here's your first Motivated Nutrition Challenge. Take a few minutes to come up with a mantra or some motivational words of your own. Write it on the bathroom mirror, or if your roommate won't appreciate that, whip out the good ol Post-It's and stick it some place that you will be sure to read it every morning. That's the easy part. The real challenge is believing it everyday for a week to see what happens.

Have you noticed any improvements in your attitude? Share your mantras and experiences here!

In Health,


Joanie Johnson, HC