AHA Valentine’s Day Fundraiser/Mixer

January 11, 2011 4 comments

As I had mentioned before I am a volunteer and proud supporter of the American Heart Association. This year  I am the Event Coordinator Chair for the Community Teams Committee . On behalf of the Community Teams Committee, I would like to invite you to a Valentine’s Day Mixer we will be hosting on February 10. The fundraiser/mixer will take place at Modul & Toke Studio located at 2136 Kettner Blvd. in Downtown San Diego from 6-8 PM. We will be taking $10 donations at the door; our goal is to raise $500. All proceeds will benefit the Heart Walk Community Teams fundraising efforts. Please RSVP to Fabiola Baylon at Fabiola.baylon@gmail.com by January 30. Thank you and I hope to see you all there!

Warm Regards,

Fabiola Baylon2011

Community Teams Committee Event Coordinator Chair

 

 

“I DON’T MIND WHAT HAPPENS”

January 9, 2011 1 comment

Jiddu Krishnamurti, the greatest Indian philosopher and spiritual leader revealed to his audience in one of his many teachings his secret to happiness and peace of mind.

“I don’t mind what happens”

Very simple but yet very powerful statement. Not minding what happens means being ONE with the Universe, being in sync with the world and the present moment, accepting and not resisting THE NOW.

Being at ease with what IT IS, AS IS, is the key to bring extreme and total comfort and peace of mind into your life. Every single experience in our life serves a greater purpose, bigger than US. That is why Krishnamurti advices us to stop mentally labeling every situation or event that happens in our life as either good or bad, by breaking this habit, you prevent yourself from participating in human drama and thus saving yourself plenty of trouble.

As always, easier said than done, but the key is to NEVER stop trying to do the right thing, and the right thing will always be NOT MINDING WHAT HAPPENS!!!

This does not mean that you should stop putting effort on bringing change into your life. On the contrary, like Eckhart Tolle mentions in his book “A New Earth”,

“When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of Life itself”.

Life and nature are pretty wise. As I stated on my previous post about observing and learning from ducks, flapping our wings and letting go of the story, again, our nature and all our surroundings will always be filled with priceless teachings. We shall never stop wanting to keep learning, the universe provides endless FREE education/wisdom.

According to Krishnamurti, “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”.

What we’ve learned today is that we must start practicing THE ART OF NOT MINDING WHAT HAPPENS in your present moment. The secret to happiness, OBSERVE, ACCEPT and LEARN. If your present moment still HURTS pretty severely, always remember that GOD is a FAIR GOD, he will always repair all your wrongs with double rights. NEVER DOUBT THAT!!!

Hope these words brought you a bit of comfort and peace of mind 😉

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals

If you are looking for something interesting and educational to do, check out All That Glitters at the Natural History Museum….here are the details:

San Diego Natural History Museum going until Jan 15th, 2011
Location: Balboa Park
Price: $10 – $17
Description: San Diego Natural History Museum is proud to present the gem and mineral exhibition: All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals. Discover how the same Earth processes that build landscapes produce dazzling gemstones and precious metals—even right here in San Diego County, one of the most famous gem-producing regions in the world!

http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/allthatglitters/

Power of Juicing Part II

Here is the list of juices and their benefits that I found and thought was extremely helpful and informative!

****Remember to consult your physician or health professional before starting anything new that will affect your health. ******

Juice/Aids & Benefits:

Alfalfa: Allergies, morning sickness, digestive problems,purifies blood

Apple: Regulates bowels

Apricot: Anemia, constipation

Asparagus:  Kidney, bladder disorders

Beet: Builds blood (when combined with blackberry juice)

Blackberry: Diarrhea,anemia and is a blood builder

Blueberry: Blood purifier

Carrot: Nutrition for eyes, hair and nails

Cauliflower: Intestinal Cleanser

Celery: Arthritis, neuritis, rheumatism, acidity,high blood pressure, nerves

Cherry: Chronic gallbladder trouble

Cilantro: Strengthens heart, tonic for digestive system

Coconut: Nutrition for bones and teeth

Dandelion greens: Anemia, diabetes, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, skin issues

Endive: Aids weight loss

Fig (black): Laxative

Grapefruit: Aid in weight loss

Grape: Blood purifier, intestinal cleanser

Kale:  Hardens teeth and bones

Lemon: Aids in weight loss, and for liver disorders

Lettuce: Sleeplessness

Mango: Irritated intestinal disorders

Onion: Bronchial and lung disorders

Orange: Stirs up acids and hard mucus

Papaya: Stomach and intestinal disorders

Parsley: Diabetes, kidney stones and gallstones, cleanses liver, supports heart,

Peach/Pear: Regulate bowels

Pineapple: Sore throat, blood builder, aids digestion

Pomegranate : Bladders complaints

Raspberry: Anemia, neutralizes acidity

Strawberry: Neutralizes acids

Thyme: Headaches, asthma, flu, sore throat

Watercress: Weight loss

-Fabiola

Source: Choose to Live Each Day Fully by Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.

Power of Juicing….

Recently I have been hearing more and more about  juicing. I hear that it has a lot of benefits so I thought I’d do a bit of research before actually trying it myself and here is what I found.

Obviously we all know that eating fruits and vegetables will aid you in being healthier and helps prevent a variety of diseases. What I didn’t know was that  it can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and obesity.  That is a huge benefit! Not only that, but it helps your body repair and detoxify all the junk we put in it. It also promotes the health of cells and organs in your body.

Another reason why juicing is good is that the body can quickly absorb larger amounts of nutrients from juices than from solid foods because the process of digestion that is necessary when you eat whole foods is bypassed. So you can see that fresh juice made at home has a lot more benefits than store bought. Fresh juice rejuvenates your body and boosts your immune system so your body can heal itself. Bottom line is I think I am going to give it a whirl!

I am following up with a list of juices and their benefits. Remember that you should always consult your physician before starting anything new that will affect your health.

-Fabiola

Be Active….Participate in Your Life!!!

December 31, 2010 2 comments

With the new year right around the corner everyone starts to think about their resolutions for the upcoming year. We do so, the new year starts and stick to them for about a second and then they are out the window. Towards the end of the year we start realizing that we could have done so much more with the year, our time, our life. Trust me I am the first to do this over and over.

I am the one who is always saying, “One day I’ll do this, or one day I’ll go there.” I have been guilty of being the one who sits on the sidelines thinking  what it would be like to travel like my friends have, to have my own house, to have my degree finally, to be able to fly and conquer the world without hesitation. When all this time I had the power to make it happen as do each and everyone have.  This year; I have been making small changes that make me want to do more and more. What was I thinking just watching my life go by or be lived the way others wanted. That was the old me!  Now with this new year I am not going to make resolutions because  we should do the things that make us happy everyday. We should work on our goals on  a daily basis. Not sit on them until the new year is near us again.

What I am saying is BE ACTIVE in your own life,OWN IT! Think of all the things that you’d like to accomplish and haven’t yet for whatever reason. Once you have an idea of all you want to accomplish work on doing one thing every day or  every week. Don’t wait until it is too late…As I crossed some items off my list this year I  have come to see that doing so was and is an essential part to making my life a grand celebration!!!

So go out there and Participate, Live and Celebrate your life!!!

-Fabiola

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

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WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CAN’T, EITHER WAY YOU’RE RIGHT!!

December 28, 2010 2 comments

Very powerful statement. One of the many lessons learned from my father. As someone who overcome many obstacles and barriers to get where he is today, my father is a vivid example of the power of your thoughts.

Our mind is the most powerful gift we’ve been given. In addition to its power, our mind can be a very tricky tool with various features at our disposal. However, when facing difficult and painful situations in our life, learning how to use them all can be pretty challenging. As a depression survivor myself, I’ve experience a very dark side of our mind as a consequence of very negative thoughts.

After hitting rock bottom during my darkest hours, I realized that by being depressed I was actually causing a lot of pain to the people I love the most. All of the sudden I started to rationalize my situation and concluded that being depressed is basically a whole a lot of thinking of ME, then ME and ME again. Surprisingly enough, I switched from feeling extremely victimized by my circumstances, to feeling extremely selfish.  

I made a decision, I didn’t want to live my life like that anymore, and most importantly, I wouldn’t want to be the cause of unhappiness for anyone else. I started thinking about people who have gone through even toughest life’s situations than mine and how they were able to survive and move on with their lives. I convinced myself, if they could do it, I CAN TOO!!! And I was RIGHT, I was absolutely RIGHT.

Whether you want to get out of a depression, have a better career or a better relationship, if you think YOU CAN do it, YOU WILL. If you think you CAN’T, you are absolutely RIGHT, you’ll never will. It sounds very simple but yet is very difficult to actually practice it. If you think about it, using simple logic, you’ll realize that the only thing you must do to make that change in your life is make a decision, and you and only you have the power to make the correct one.

Very few problems in our life are cause by circumstances out of our control. Most of them are cause by our thoughts, our perspectives and sometimes unrealistic expectations of people and situations.

Let’s make the RIGHT decision, let’s choose to be HAPPY, let’s choose I CAN!!!

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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