Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Learning Curve

Kayla and I went to a Business Development Week seminar put on by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce the other day. It was all about free marketing techniques for small business. Antony Francis from Head of Lettuce Media, a company that boosts cyber-effectiveness of marketing was there giving us hints about blogging, facebook, and countless other sites. From that training I have challenged myself to apply the principles not just for marketing purposes, but to become more compelling, relevant, and interesting in my posts. Being such a new blogger, I'm not going to sweat my humble beginnings, but I will start writing for a broader audience than just myself.

I just watched a documentary called Forks Over Knives. The overriding premise of the movie was that animal proteins promote heart disease and cancer growth where plant based proteins do just the opposite. While I am losing weight and building muscle by eating primarily animal proteins and animal fats, my internal chemistry is most likely becoming acidic and cozy for harmful processes. The American diet with its processed, meat heavy tradition is killing our life force.

I just started reading the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. In it, thus far, he has discussed paradigm shifts in how we view our priorities. I'm intrigued where this paradigm shifting can lead me in my quest for health as well as educating my clients. I set out with this book with a mindset of marketing, business, management, and stuffy analytical motives. Refreshingly, it appears to be far more insightful than I could have imagined.

A fellow massage therapist was on my table the other day and told me about several nutrition related documentaries, including Forks Over Knives, which developed into a conversation regarding organic vs. Publix produce. Since there are so many fresh, local produce-mongers in the area, I've been feeling guilty for letting my juicing habit depend on big box store veggies. Today, Kayla and I visited a fantastic, very reasonably priced stand which had a HUGE variety of beautiful veg. Google Map to the Land o Lakes Produce Market

That's my personal paradigm shift. Fresh, local, organic produce is a priority. I can't live without it. It's an investment in my future. A tasty, invigorating, health building investment.

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