#GuestPost – America’s Reality Today by Jamell Crouthers

The concept behind me writing America Under Mind Control was to enlighten people on how much we are controlled mentally on a daily basis. What we fail to realize is society programs and trains our minds to act and be a certain way. Whether we know it or not, we surely don’t take the time to understand the messages being conveyed to us everyday.

From the moment we are coherent and able to speak as little children, there are messages being told to us. While we don’t realize that as children, as we get older, we should start to grasp the concept that the world does anything and everything to control our minds and keep us separated from each other.

Let’s just take the education system for example, which is something I do delve into toward the end of my book, do you remember anything that you were taught in school? Besides the basics of learning the alphabet, learning to write and simple functions of math, how much of what you were taught actually relates to your life?

You ever take the time to question what you were taught in your history books and science books? Probably not because you took everything those teachers taught you at face value. Meanwhile, a lot of it were all lies but at this point, how much do we care?

We were taught to be obedient in school, respect authority, don’t question what you’re being told. You ever catch yourself sitting with someone or in a meeting with people and you have your hands folded most of the time? Yup, that was indoctrinated into your mind and you subconsciously do it now because you did it so much repetitively that it’s ingrained in your mind.

This all works perfectly into a Corporate America environment where you are to respect authority, don’t challenge the big bosses and do what your told. America teaches you to go to college, bury yourself in debt, get a plethora of degrees only to be paying loans back a large percentage of your life which makes you what?

You ever notice you’re not taught the most important aspects of life? Critical thinking, cognitive thinking, challenging yourself and others. The most important things you learn in life you learn on your own or through others, opening a bank account, money management, stocks and bonds, buying a car, buying a home, building and growing your own business. Imagine if we were taught through hands on experiences (which is what life mostly is when you think about it), but that’s not what the rich and wealthy want from you.

Take the time to just think about that alone and then imagine how many other things the wealthy people are doing to control your mind. I tackle things such as music and radio, television, our shopping habits, print media, gun control, technology, credit cards, gambling, student loans, the food you eat, politics, diseases and medicine and many other things.

Until we start understanding and realizing the world around us, we will continue to be average, we aren’t meant to live a life like that. If you have an open mind about life and the world, my book is definitely worth reading, it’s available on Amazon and other bookstores.

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Touching and Ruthless- Skylark by Ruthie Morgan

The blurb reads,

“When he asked me to forgive him for everything I thought I could. I said yes and I meant it. But I didn’t realise that night, everything was what he’d take away.”

When Billie May Worthington falls for Evan Skylark she believes she’d do anything, be anything and give everything for him. But can she forgive him when he asks for her world? Everything twenty one year old Billie knows about life, love, beauty and art are challenged after graduation when she meets Evan, an enigmatic Irish artist with a dark side. Suddenly immersed in Evan’s intense world of artistic brilliance, flying sculptures and sexual obsession, Billie’s carefully planned future is quickly unrecognisable.

Spanning London, Paris, Scotland and finally St. Cloud, the South Pacific island they make their home, the young couple chase Evans dreams and run from their past. But what happens to young obsessive love when unplanned pregnancy reshapes the future? As Billie struggles to cope with the demands of motherhood Evan is forced to deal with the repercussions of a previous mistake that rock their world altering the future forever.

Emotionally gripping and darkly humorous Skylark is an unconventional love story.

A novel about what we do for love, of beauty in imperfection, betrayal and the weight of obsession.

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I can’t fathom what to do with this. This was such an emotional ride. I hate Evan for being a spineless bastard and I admire Billie for being the courageous woman she is. When I finished reading this book, I just sat for a while and held my head in my hands. What an emotional roller-coaster. And goodness knows how many houses saw a similar story going on every day, except with a different ending.

This book is a collection of tragedy and how not being able to handle stress or what not talking and drinking does to a relationship. I mean for god’s sake!! Talk to your wife.

This book also showed me the flip side of a marriage. Often marriages are glossed over everywhere! Romance is shown with rosy glasses, much like a 3D movie where you put on rose tinted glasses while you read, trapped in a world where the universe conspires to get the couple together. All the romances we tend to one click, those clean stories (or even the erotic ones) always seem to be so perfect. Everything will be fine. The husband loves the wife to bits and they have a happy family. There is a baby on the way and everyone is smiling. There is love in every corner of the house. It leaves the reader with a warm, fuzzy feeling in their heart.

But what about reality? What happens when you have a young woman grappling with taking care of two toddlers? What happens when a man cannot control his drinking and resorts to the harshest of steps to cope with his work?

We love reading fiction simply because it provides us an escape from what happens to us in our lives. Living in today’s world is tough. It is tough to live on minimum wage and to keep up with the bills and put up food on the table. When everyone is as stressed as they are, raising children is a difficult job.

Does that somehow mean that when we read fiction, we tend to romanticise real life? And hope that what happens in our books, and all those book boyfriends do, will happen to us in real life? How many of us entertain thoughts wishing that what happened in the books would happen to us in real life too?

Us humans are weak. People who get married and have kids too early are especially weak and vulnerable. It has become so fashionable these days, to have kids and to display them, much like jewellery. We forget those who came together to make these babies, and what impact that has on their life.
This book just showed me how important it is for every couple to TALK!!! Just talk. Whatever is on their minds. Good, bad, ugly, every small thing can be sorted out if it is brought out in the open. Your body isn’t a pressure cooker!

Also, the end simply infuriated me. The utter incapability of selfish assholes to appreciate the goodness in their lives astonishes me. [ I never ever ever endorse suicide and those bastards who commit suicide are selfish. SELFISH, SELF ABSORBED USELESS CHARACTERS. I detest Evan for doing what he did. GROW SOME BALLS AND FACE LIFE! I can’t help these intense thoughts but I can’t stop. Suicide is cheap. Suicide is selfish. And I hate Billie for trying to glorify it.

I admire the author for bringing out all these myriad thoughts and emotions out in the open. It is refreshing to see someone finally treat life as it is. A tad pessimistic. Not because it is, but because after reading the dozens of books that glorify it, a book taking us down a notch or two is required. So that we are simply grateful for everything that happens

If you do appreciate a rational thought process and would love to engage in a mental debate then this book is for you. It will sway your emotions. It really will. It will make you feel emotions you probably work very hard to tuck in. But get them out. Some gratitude is calling. Those hidden feelings you’ve buried need an outlet. And perhaps this book is just that.

My rating: 4.5/5

4.5 stars

Sweet and Simple Romance- The Heart of Annie by J.S Foote

The blurb reads

THE HEART OF ANNIE tells the story of Lilly Roche and Curtis Walker, whose lives have flourished socially and professionally, but who find themselves single through a combination of circumstance, choice, and heartbreak.

Lilly’s mother passed away when she was a teenager, leaving her to an adolescence spent coping with her father’s depression and her brother’s ceaseless bullying. The divorce of Curtis’ ill-matched parents at age thirteen, and later his own failed engagement, leaves him on emotional cruise control, surfing through dozens of patchwork relationships, unwilling to fully connect.

But one fall when Curtis’ uncle Bob Walker, dear to both Lilly and Curtis, suffers a heart attack, it brings Curtis from Los Angeles to Lilly’s Austin. Their unexpected reconnection-after first meeting as children-shocks them both awake to the desire to pursue love, and more awakened lives for themselves. Lilly begins to find her voice and stand up for herself against her brother. Curtis, at last, puts an end to a casual relationship with his girlfriend, Robin, and taking his first steps in the direction of developing healthier committed relationships, adopts an abandoned German Shepherd.

As Lilly and Curtis fall in love and navigate their new relationship, each character has to learn how to drop their defenses and re-examine their role in creating their own historically stagnant narrative. This insight allows Lilly to begin aggressively defining her boundaries with her family and pursue her own desires, while Curtis begins to shed his cynical abandonment of hope and to reimagine himself as a man worthy of a happy ending.

 

So I couldn’t get a clearer cover for this from Goodreads which saddens me immensely because while navigating through my huge list of books on my Kindle, this was the one that stood out.

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I picked this one on a whim and was immediately sucked into the world of Annie and Curtis. I could feel them, because I know how it feels to have someone suppress your thoughts and ideas. About having to conform and having to live life in a way different from what you planned.

Annie is socially awkward. She has a father and brother who do not care for her in the least and act as constant blood-suckers to her confidence. It is shattering to see how they treat her like garbage and often, while you are reading, you say, “Come on!!! Stand up for yourself”. But for someone who is getting their self-confidence and their ideas belittled and battered down, the fight gets harder as time progresses. You learn to not have a voice of your own.

Curtis is one of those persons who is stuck in his life. He does not appreciate the relationship he has. It lacks depth. His life feels too mechanical. It feels like it is pre-planned and run to the T. There are no surprises left, and somewhere along the way, he forgot to stop and pause. To appreciate life and its beauty. Curtis’s life story probably mirrors so much of our own. Too scared to do anything different, too rigid to make a difference and to change, too accustomed to doing nothing.

This book drew me in so much. There are some books where inspite of the best of settings, you fail to feel anything for the characters you are reading about. At the outset, let me tell you. There is nothing spectacular about this book. Or the characters. They may seem like people you have read about or people you know. But that is where I feel this book is a hidden genius.

I enjoyed this book for its sheer simplicity and characters whose peculiarities and weaknesses rang a little close to home. I don’t recommend this book if you didn’t like the blurb or like fast paced novels. This one was a cute and a slow romance which was built over time. There is no grandiose in the romance which develops over the pages. So think your way through if you want to read this one.

My Rating: 3.5/5

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#Absorbing: A Memoir of Mercy by Jessiqua Wittman

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The Blurb reads,

Mercy is a girl who thinks she’s a good girl, but really she’s not. 

Then she thinks that she’s a bad girl, but really she’s not. 

Gradually she discovers who she really is, and the answer shocks everybody, especially her parents… 

In the meantime, Mercy lives in a nation that thinks that it’s a sturdy, well-seated nation, but really it’s not. 

Then the nation thinks that it’s falling apart, but really it’s not. 

Gradually the nation discovers where it really stands, and that through the turmoil, it’s only grown stronger.

This felt like a fascinating blurb and I picked it up when I saw it was on a blog tour. The next thing I did when I opened the pdf on my phone was balk at the size. As a warning, this book comes at 976 pages. We often ignore the page count on Amazon, or atleast I do, and this book just opened myself to the fact that maybe I should have checked it out first.

The book felt like I was reading the script to a TV show and a sort of Twilight rendition at the same time. This is NOT paranormal. It is urban dystopia, since all events happen in a post apocalyptic world. And I was intrigued as to what would this huge book hold.

The book starts with Mercy wishing to her Grandfather that something exciting should happen in her life when in a few days she gets her wish. The Royal Family gets kidnapped and has to spend time in exile. Life as they know it gets fully upturned. What can one do when something happens like this? Mercy spends time with her cousin, Napthali on whom she has had feelings for as long as she remembered. The book pans out the story of the Royah Hadadians while they are living in catacombs in exile.

Within this huge family, there are inter-linking couples. Mercy has a soft spot for the Royal Cousin Napthali, her sister Promise has always been together with their Grandpa’s son, Baruch. And the married couples themselves, which made interesting reading.

Napthali and Mercy’s relationship reminded me of so many relationships we see around us. Where one person does feel something but never pays any attention to those feelings and the other person always does everything to make sure that the relationship is kept up. I felt glad when their relationship didn’t work out. I always felt it was cruel if someone didn’t respond to the feelings and still kept up with the relationship.

I felt really excited on reading about Ashes. He is called the Dark Child, the one who upsets the balance in Mercy’s life. The attractions between them are for everyone to see. Ashes has lived his life in a coven and has been raised on different principles. He is a flirt and is a resourceful person. He also is sarcastic as a form of retort because of a lack of response. I couldn’t really imagine him with tattoos, but the image I conjured was decent enough.

There were so many thoughts which I had when I was reading this book, a few being

1. Mercy didn’t have any knowledge about sex or about people being together in a relationship. Their parents had decided to have that talk the night before their wedding. I felt that keeping your children innocent is a big task in today’s world but if you manage to do that, how soon is soon enough to give them a glimpse of how bad the world actually is so that they protect themselves? Should we keep protecting our children even after they are grown up? We do remain our parents’ babies forever but when should the child mature enough to actually take on responsibility and not blunder? Are we too biased in wanting to kill a young woman’s dreams or her innocence because that’s how the world is supposed to be and we’d better have the experience to combat it?

2. The flirting between Mercy and Ash. Look, even though someone flirts with you and makes you blush or comes on strong, or tries to manipulate you into spending more time with them, if you have feelings for someone and they are strong, then you should be able to stave off the unwanted affections. Although Napthali does break up with Mercy somewhere in between the book, I didn’t appreciate her shrugging off Ashes’ advances.

3. Ashes! This character was so complex and so beautifully done. Ashes has everything this book needed. The underdog who has an inborn talent which has not been honed. He’s the friend and the protector. I felt Ashes was the true hero. I fell for his charms and his simple friendliness beyond the crusty sarcasm and the layers he wore. It was good to read a book with a strong lead character.

4. I did have an issue with the length. It was much too long. I would have easily shaved about 200 pages off without it affecting the story. There seemed to be too much dialogue, too much internalising, too much of focus on every other character without it being central to the story or it being somewhat necessary. It did bring out the family ties and the psychology of the people but I didn’t feel it was necessary. Sometimes, brevity makes for good reading.

5. The sex scene between Mercy and Ashes is really weird. She is burning with fever when they are trapped under rock and feels like she is dying. Ashes in some form of weird restitution, has sex with Mercy and gets her pregnant, as the cover picture itself shows. It really made me cringe and say, what, that’s how it happens? Not Cool.

Memoir of Mercy - Cover6. The ending. I felt as disappointed as I was when I finished reading Breaking Dawn. I’d have expected a harsher ending, maybe a fight or two but there was nothing. The same parallel here. There was too much focus on so much of dialogue and making sure every character had a story which progressed equally, that there was barely any description of the ending. There was supposed to be a fight but it felt so tame. I could not imagine it at all and whenI cannot imagine what a scene looks like, I lose interest. I felt instead of spending so much time working on inter personal deals and marriages and linking up people, there could have been some more spent on detailing the politics and the state of the country. Every character had enough of space already. By the middle pages, Mercy’s dreams and the perennial alterations with her father over her pregnancy when she was unwed were grating. I don’t have qualms when I say I skipped a good deal 100 pages worth of dreams and other whining. I would have loved these to have been spent in writing about the politics and the fight in the end.

7. Mercy!!! She was a really nice person and an innocent one at that. It took her a whole book to realise what she wants and that life does pan out perfectly for you. It took her so long to simply make a decision. I realise that she is a heroine but in no way was she so captivating that every man she met simply wanted a piece of her. There was too little description of her looks to have me imagining that way.

8. Complex Back Characters. Every character had their own story and some had a lot of dark secrets which they had kept buried over the years. It made me realise that we kept ourselves like pressure cookers. Putting in more and more till the top finally bursts one day. It made me realise the futility of the stress we took or the tensions we  had and how we failed to live each day as if it were our last day. That, I really enjoyed in this book. The back characters made really good reading. I loved speculating about the future of the country and the twists.

9. The reactions to Mercy’s pregnancy. This part of the book was really hard hitting and I was moved by that. Two people can get attracted and in whatever circumstances they do have sex and if a pregnancy ensues, have they sinned so much? Is the woman automatically a whore? Do emotions and the passion that the couple feel for each other have any sort of role? Why would a father pass judgements against his own daughter when she couldn’t help it? Why won’t your parents support a relationship which you decide to enter into? When is it proof enough that a rational debate places much before an emotional, egoistic stand in this matter? How much of maturity is enough before the two people involved can get their relationship “approved”? Why is there always an onus on two people to prove their love and their worth? Across countries and across time?

I felt there was a lot of Christian talk throughout the book in terms of detailing the Master and how his ways worked and it wasn’t preachy and so it didn’t feel so wrong or I didn’t feel infuriated by it. It was nice to read about how the whole family had faith in a Higher Power who will look out for them.

I liked the ending for Ashes. I really did. I did feel that he deserved some redemption in the ending. I always love it when the underdog proves it to everyone that he is indispensable.

 

My Rating: 3/5

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So the question is, after all this, why a 3 star? I enjoyed a lot in the book. Ultimately, the length did it in for me. As did the fact that just because this is a memoir of a girl doesn’t mean that everything related to politics or a fight or the country has to be so glossed over. I also wasn’t too much of a fan of Mercy. I enjoyed the internal debate over maturing children early and making them enjoy their childhood because that is an essential debate.

The winners for me have to be the complex characters of Ashes, Napthali, Mercy’s parents and her Grandpa. They won it for me and prevented a further downslide of ratings.

This felt like as if I had followed a series on television which had say about 30 episodes and it has come to an end. Maybe the season has come to an end. It was a different read. I just hope the next book doesn’t make the protagonist seem like a bumbling innocent girl who everyone wants a bite of.

 

Jessiqua Wittman PhotoAuthor Info

Jessiqua Wittman is a child of God, a happy wife and mother, and a dedicated author of gritty fiction novels. Her published works currently include A Memoir of Love, and A Memoir of Mercy. She is also working on a biblical fiction series and a couple short stories. Her e-books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Goodreads, and many other online sites. Both e-books and paperback copies of her books can be found at her author website:  www.jessiquawittman.com, and her blog: www.jessiquawrites.blogspot.com. Her email address is jessiquawittman (at) memoiroflife (dot) com.

 

Published Works

Memoir of LoveA Memoir of Love (Memoirs of Life #1)
Copyright: 2012
ISBN: 9781623091187

A post-apocalyptic world, an unlikely band of Revolutionaries, this is the memoir of their struggles and triumphs. A woman describes a refugee colony’s dramatic rise to power. The governmental shift was bound to happen, the only question in the matter is who will be the leader of this new nation. Written in first person, this memoir provides an inside look at those whose lives are destined to become swallowed up and defined by political intrigue.

Great men and women go through all the same trials and temptations ordinary people go through; the stakes are just much higher because everybody is watching them.

 

 

 

Explore Your #Mind: The Mind Shaman by Luca Bosurgi

The blurb reads

In this compelling novel of love and mind’s struggles, Liam is trying to find meaning in his life – he feels caught in an endless cycle where depression and alcohol are holding him back and creating despair. When he meets Luca Bosurgi he learns the cause of his miseries – the instinctual habit which has kept him from taking control over his life. Liam learns how codependency, the natural response that keeps children bonded to their parents, can become a crippling condition if is not terminated at puberty, preventing one to take charge over their life. As Liam discovers how to overcome his condition he claims sovereignty over his life ending the cycle of depression and addiction. This book, The Mind Shaman, is especially relevant for a modern society where so many young people are unable to reach financial and physical independence

I actually stumbled upon this book quite by accident. I was checking out some freebies and I found this. And boy I was glad I got this one.

The blurb interested me. The Bosurgi Syndrome? Codependency? I was interested. I wanted to read what this was above. It never fails to fascinate me how there is so much already written and tested about the brain and the mind yet it throws up newer and newer challenges and experiences. Research can be monumental, yet so much can change, this concept itself makes the mind such a beautiful subject. The constant state of flux!! I love it.

The book is told from the POV of Liam, a child born with the Bosurgi syndrome and his journey through life. He faces a true test when the Syndrome gets the better of him. But just in time, he finds Luca, the man behind formulating the Bosurgi syndrome. To be very frank I had never heard of this syndrome nor had I ever thought about any shortcomings this way. The book underlined the importance a loving childhood has on a person and his development. 

I’ve often believed that Modern Medicine was somehow missing the point. Inspite of having advanced by leaps and bounds in medicine, our brain, the mind, our consciousness and sub consciousness were mysteries. We could never work out why things happened the way they did or explore the true potential of our minds.

This was something Luca considered at depth. The fact that the mind has problems of its own and that it was an independent entity, separate from the brain or logic. It makes very interesting reading and a fascinating point of view.

His methods seem very logical and his research precise. I got very excited when I read about how he went about healing his patients and I am very interested in seeing the healing happen.

The book covered not only Liam’s healing but also his transition into joining Luca and that is when Luca explained concepts in greater detail and sort of took in case studies for the reader to see and diagnose the Bosurgi Syndrome.

I do wish people especially doctors focused more on the mind and it’s powers. This book like Luca’s research is Experimental.

My Rating: 4/5

4star

The Book Changed me – Changed Forever: Steven Misosky

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The Blurb reads

“Author Steven Misosky offers here a book for the Young Adult reader, but the scope of the book, simplistic as it may be presented at times, is one that should touch the minds and lives of all who read it. It is filled with pearls of wisdom…
…Though in summary it sounds a bit heavy for a YA novel, Misosky unravels his novel with such an accessible tone that what follows – the exploration of dreams, the subconscious, the universe, karma and the conscious mind – allows the reader to slowly expand the mind through a series of short yet meaningful dreams that feel like well-sorted short stories. A finely sculpted book this, not without its flaws, but refreshing to see that some writers are paying attention to the thinking minds of young adults whom we often fear are lost in the ether of frivolous social media.”

By Grady Harp: HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER-VINE VOICE

This book has been an eye opener!!

I’ve always found dreams to be a fascinating subject and experience and this book covered just that. Our mind is a super power and most of us never realise it, as we carry out our daily lives. I enjoyed reading this book very much.

What really amazed me is the depth of the author’s knowledge about Spirituality and Dreams. The subsconscious mind is an interesting realm and it holds mysteries which no science has been able to solve till date. I enjoyed the intellectual debate that the book provided.

I’ve also had weird dreams when I was growing up, some which leave a deep impact on my mind. I think I am going to use the technique the author suggested and maintain my own Dream Journal (=Read the Book, Yes pick it up right AWAY)

The usual thoughts while reading a book are the element of surprise or a twist or the characters or something dark happening to the characters but I never felt their absence in this book. I found it a pleasant change to read about our origins, how ancient knowledge was embedded in so many forms (=Tarot for one!!) and how we should go on a quest to
uncover these mysteries.

I’ve been a spiritual person since I was a child and this book provided the nourishment for me to take that one step forward to move towards Spiritual Knowledge and fulfillment.

The Main Ingredient of the book, the dreams were amazing to read. I could actually imagine them happening in front of my eyes as I read them. I kept turning the pages and re-reading what had been written before.

I loved the personal note included by the author in the end of the book. I shall be watching out for further books of this series.

ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE BOOK!!!

My Rating: 4/5

This book really made me want to explore the hidden reservoir of knowledge inside us!! I am waiting for the other books in the series

4star

 

Yo-Yo Health Habits and How to STOP: Guest Post by Dr. Aarti Patel

We commonly hear about “yo-yo” dieting, but in fact people are tempted to approach many other health habits in that up and down style. What is yo-yoing? When you try dieting or getting healthy in an all or nothing fashion, then you’re yo-yoing. Yo-yo health habits feel great when you’re on the upswing, successfully performing all the rules that you’ve set in place. Once you run out of motivation to practice health habits at such a stringent level, then you enter the yucky downswing of yo-yoing. All the progress you made can seem to vanish overnight. How do you break this vicious cycle?

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Yo-yo habits place a burden on your body by not letting health settle into a steady rhythm. With so many ups and downs, the body doesn’t feel rested or truly taken care of. Yo-yo habits are also intertwined with mental-emotional ups and downs. To break the cycle, this style of healthiness has to be recognized for what it really is—a diversion rather than true self care. When you decide to go from nothing to everything, from total neglect to constantly pressuring your mind and body to do one thing, real health habits don’t get a chance to develop.

Which health habits are you used to yo-yoing? Are they related to diet, exercise, sleep, or something else? Think about why you approach your health habits in this manner. Sometimes fear can infiltrate a natural urge to get healthy and make you feel like if you’re not doing everything, then it’s not worth the effort. This mindset can make you feel more deficient than it does provide you with effective motivation, support, and momentum toward health. Feelings of fear and deficiency then become the foundation for new health habits, and they don’t offer a very steady foundation at that.

The yo-yo mindset obviously tells you that putting in smaller amounts of effort more consistently is not good enough. But does that make sense? When you watch an athlete practicing a sport, someone who goes all or nothing doesn’t get a chance to regularly practice good habits for performance. Your health is the same way. Consistent habits, even if they’re on a smaller scale will go a lot farther than large efforts that only last a few days to a week. When you focus on quality over quantity in health, you’re taking a more realistic approach and one that your body will welcome more openly and sustain over a longer period of time.

Take a look at your health habits and figure out whether they’re in danger of the chaotic yo-yo experience or whether they’re actually sustainable. Think about which of your habits have never lasted past the short-term and why that may be. If you notice some yo-yoing going on, brainstorm on how you can re-frame these habits into more lasting and quality expressions of health.

As you resist the urge to yo-yo and you settle into more realistic and consistent health care routines, you’ll be amazed at how much farther your efforts take you. The fears will be easier to face when you’re not riding a health roller coaster, and feelings of deficiency will be less

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frequent and instead be replaced with more natural confidence and motivation surrounding your health.

What can you do to stop the vicious cycle of yo-yo health habits in your life?

Author Bio

Aarti Patel, N.D. is a naturopathic doctor and homeopathic practitioner in the San Francisco Bay area. She focuses on helping patients connect the underlying dots in health to both feel better and look good. Outside of practice, she maintains a homeopathy blog at www.pictureithomeopathy.com. Dr. Patel also offers natural health tools and resources at www.healthovers.com.