“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.”
Ready to chase your dream? You’ll walk through deserts, have to cross raging rivers, and scale mountains. Whatever you do, don’t stop. If you keep moving, you’ll find a way over. around, or through.
Joe: “I enjoy like having a conversation with my young nephew much more than with most adults.”
Pete: “How so, Joe?”
Joe: “Most adults will never ask me what is my favorite snake.”
What you put into your body has a direct effect on your health and well-being. . . . One of the ways you can protect your ears is to eat more of the foods that improve hearing. While nothing is a miracle cure, eating right benefits your ears, as well as your body, and can help keep your ears healthy. Think of it as another form of hearing protection, outside of wearing noise-canceling headphones or earplugs. If you want to help keep your body and your ears healthy, eat more of these foods that will improve hearing!
Magnesium – Magnesium can help maintain nerve function and help protect the hair cells in the inner ear when exposed to loud noises. Magnesium can also help improve blood flow, while a lack of it can cause oxygen deprivation. To help keep your ears healthy, and guard against hearing loss (especially noise-induced), eat more of these magnesium-rich foods: Dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, nuts (particularly Brazil nuts, cashews, and almonds), whole grains, avocados, salmon, legumes, kale, spinach, and bananas.
Potassium – It is believed that a drop in the levels of fluid in the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss, but getting enough potassium can help regulate the fluid in the body. As you age, your potassium levels are more likely to drop, so make sure you get enough potassium-rich foods in your diet:Cucumbers, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, potatoes, eggs, bananas, apricots, cantaloupe, oranges, peas, avocados, spinach, coconut, watermelon, and edamame.
Folate -Your circulation plays a crucial role in your ears’ health, and folate can help increase circulation in the body. Proper circulation helps keep the inner ear’s hair cells healthy, so it’s understandable that getting enough folate in your diet can help prevent hearing loss. Up your folate intake by eating these folate-rich foods: Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, kidney beans, chickpeas, liver, fortified breakfast cereals, whole grains, lemons, melons, bananas, eggs, peanuts, and sunflower seeds.
Zinc – Believed to help with cell growth, zinc can also help boost the immune system, helping to ward off ear infections. Eating enough zinc has also been linked to a lowered chance of developing tinnitus and presbycusis. To help boost your immune system and your ability to heal, add more of these zinc-rich foods into your diet: Dark chocolate, oatmeal, yogurt, beans, lentils, peanuts, cashews, oysters, lobster, crab, pork, beef, dark meat chicken, mushrooms, kale, spinach, garlic, and pumpkin seeds.
Omega-3s – Omega-3s are often overlooked, but getting enough fatty acids in your diet can help keep your ears functioning properly as you age. Omega-3 fatty acids can help delay or prevent age-related hearing loss, so make sure you add more of the following foods to your plate: Walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, fortified eggs, fortified milk, hemp seeds, purslane, Brussels sprouts, spinach, sardines, tuna, mackerel, herring, oysters, and salmon.
When we hear the word ignite, we may first think of fire or something that starts a fire. What is it that ignites the passion in you? I believe we all have smoldering embers within us waiting to ignite a roaring blaze. When our thinking and passion align, a roaring blaze occurs. We fill with energy and excitement. Can you think of a time when the flames within were ignited and the embers within grew into a roaring fire? If it happened once, it can happen again. If it hasn’t happened, keep looking, your thinking and passion will align. When they do, tell everyone to move aside, you’re on your way.
Is it time for you to be excited about who you are and what you bring to the world? Throw off the doubts. Let go of all the limits you’ve placed on yourself. Turn a deaf ear to the naysayers. It’s your moment.
The veriest school
Of peace; and yet the fool
Contends that God is not–
Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign;
‘Tis very sure God walks in mine.
It is better to have questions than to have answers. Questions lead us to greater understanding. Questions open up new pathways of thinking. Questions challenge existing answers. Questions lead to deeper understanding of what is true and what is false. Question everything and put it to the test.