Sunday, March 30, 2008

Affirmations for You!

Hi Everyone!

Here are some affirmations to use throughout your day!

  • I am at peace with who I am
  • My life is full of compassion
  • I have room for expansion
  • It is fun to learn new things
  • I am safe in my growth
  • My voice is heard with love
  • I hear with love
  • There is enough

Affirmations are such a wonderful way to redirect your thinking toward the positive. As you use these, or one's you create yourself, repeat them to yourself as often as you feel your thoughts pointing toward the negative.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Motivational Life Coach

Claudia Blanton

For a free, initial coaching session, call me at 813 - 531 - 8379 or contact me via for an appointment!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Quotes on Health

Hi Everyone!

Here are some quotes about health, from the book "The Secret"

"You cannot "catch" anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought. You are also inviting illness if you are listening to people talking about their illness. As you listen you are giving all of your though and focus to illness, and when you give all your thought to something, you are asking for it. And you are certainly not helping them. You are adding energy to their illness. If you really want to help that person, change the conversation to good things, if you can, or be on your way. As you walk away, give your powerful thoughts and feeling to seeing that person well, and then let it go."

"You don't have to fight to get rid of a disease. Just simple process of letting go of negative thoughts will allow your natural state of health to emerge within you. And your body will heal itself."

Here are my thoughts on this:

  • Be careful about any messages of how you are supposed to feel, look or act like at a certain age. You know what I mean, hearing loss and eye sight diminishing with age - that is only so, if you invite that thought into your life.
  • Collect other topics that are positive. Many times people speak about negatives or health problems, because they have not really anything to talk about. Collect many different informations on various positive subjects, and you will always have a topic for conversation.
  • Use your affirmations daily. If you want to hear well, affirm yourself hearing well. If you want to feel strong, state that in your affirmations. Personalize them to your current situation, put on a smile and proclaim how you want to feel like.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Motivational Life Coach

Claudia Blanton

For a free, initial Life Coaching Session, call me at 813 - 531 - 8379 to schedule an appointment, or contact me via email at !

Thursday, March 20, 2008

So, What Did I Eat Yesterday - Results of Food Diary

Hi Everyone!

Here we are with the results of my keeping a food diary for a day.

This is what I ate ( I deliberately did not censor myself, only recorded)

1/2 banana
1 serving of cream of wheat with milk and a little bit of sugar

1 serving of white beans in tomato sauce with some chicken breast (about a serving)

medium mixed salad (mixed lettuce, tomato, zucchini, onion), light dressing

3 pieces of chocolate

1/2 serving of the white beans from above (leftovers)

2/3 serving of lasagna

1 tomato

1/2 serving of steak-onion-zucchini stir-fry


What is the conclusion of this challenge?
Personal observation, I did not eat allot of complex carbohydrates yesterday.

My general observation was, that while it is tedious to record everything, the awareness that the recording brings, is worth the work. Being aware gives you the opportunity to create balance, that goes for eating as well as everything else in your life. Therefore if you have to use the tool of a food diary to create this awareness, by all rights do so.

If you want to share your experience, or discuss anymore food and relationship of health and thinking, feel free to join my Yahoo Group
"Think Well of Food" at

See you there


Claudia Blanton

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Are You Keeping A Food Diary?

Hi Everyone!

Many people, especially those who are trying to loose weight keep a Journal about what they are eating.

Are you one of them?

I am telling you, that I have never been one to keep track of what I am eating, in detail, as I eat usually a relatively healthy diet, and I am in the range of my ideal weight, but as I hear more and more suggestions to keep track of what you are eating to see what kind of junk we unknowingly add to our body, I took on that challenge.

So, starting tomorrow, I will keep a food journal for a day, just to see how it feels. I will post the results Thursday, right here.

Want to follow along?

You can do so by keeping your own journal just for yourself, or if you are interested in sharing with others, I encourage you to join the "Think Well Of Food" Yahoo Group, where you can post your results to the group. is the link to the group.

Let's see how that works out! I am exited!



Monday, March 17, 2008

Coloring Easter Eggs - Naturally

Hi Everyone!

It is almost Easter! Time to color your Easter-Eggs!
How about doing it naturally, instead of using the store-bought coloring?

Use the following ingredients to get you started:

For best results, use white eggs only!

Use Red Beets or Red Onions to make beautiful red-tones.
Use Red Cabbage to have a blue to violet range of colors.
Use Black Tea to turn the eggs golden-brown to brown
Use Spinach and parsley to turn them green.

Follow these simple steps:

Boil the ingredient of your choice together with a teaspoon of white vinegar and an amble amount of water ( your amount of water depends on how many eggs you are coloring; Please keep an close eye on this part of the process and add water as needed!) for at least 1/2 hour, depending on desired darkness and richness of color.

Next add the eggs, make sure they are emerged completely, and boil them until they are hard.

Careful not to stain your clothing, when you are removing them to cool!

If you are looking for intensive, strong colors, rub the eggs before emerging them, with a small amount of white vinegar!

Have a wonderful time!

Claudia Blanton
Motivational Life Coach,
813 - 531 - 8379

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Food Reviews!

Hi Everyone!

Once again, I will be reviewing some new food products, I have come across in the last few days!

As always, in order for the products to be featured here, they have to indicate one or more of the following things on their package:

1. That they are considered a healthy choice
2. That they are whole grain products
3. That they are organic

Here we go!

1. Nature Valley Yogurt Granola Bars - Variety Pack 5 Stars!
These tasty bars are a good source of whole grain, and and an exellent source of calcium, with absolute great, slightly sweet taste! While they are not exactly a low-fat choice, they are a easy, fast, portable snack, that satisfies your hunger for something sweet, and are allot healthier then grabbing for those tempting chocolate cookies!

2. Go Lean Crunch - Honey Almond Flax Cereal by Kashi 3 1/2 Stars!
If you like crunchy, and I mean crunchy as in really crunchy, this cereal is for you. While I enjoy a more softer variety of cereal, I do liked their taste, which is surprisingly sweet. Try it out for yourself!

3. Yo-Plus Yogurt from Yoplait - Peach Flavor 5 Stars!
I really enjoy this yogurt, and with the added fiber, it is a wonderful treat to have as an addition to your diet! While I would not swear by the claim of regulating the digestive health, I am definitely going to keep these yogurts in my fridge! And the kids like them too!

4. Kellogg's Special K Snack Bites - Strawberry 4 Stars!
These little pouches are not bad at all! At 90 Calories a pouch, I will not find much to complain about.

For more information on healthy balanced living, visit my Yahoo Group
"Think Well Of Food!" today!

Have a wonderful day!

Your Motivational Life Coach

Claudia Blanton
813 - 531 - 8379

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Relationship Series!

Hi Everyone!

Starting tomorrow, Friday 03/07/08, I will begin a series of articles on Relationships and Law of Attraction at !

Stop by to read about:

Are You Ready for Your Soulmate?

Do You Know What You Want in Your Spouse?

Growing Within a Relationship

Enabling Destructive Behavior

Have a wonderful day!

Your Motivational Life Coach,

Claudia Blanton

For more information on Motivational Life Coaching, call at 813 - 531 - 8379 or contact me via

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Quick Tips For Easier Sleep

Hi Everyone!

If you have a hard time falling asleep, you are not the only one. Many factors can influence your ability to sleep, but here I want to give you some active tips, that you can implement into your daily routine today.

1. Meditate. Right before going to bed, is a wonderful time to meditate. You do not have to practice for a long time, a few minutes of guided meditation does the trick.

2. Make your agenda for the next day, and put it away, before you are starting with your sleep-routine. Whatever you do, don't make the list while laying in bed, right before turning of the light.

3. Exercise! Keep the stimulating exercise for the morning time, and relaxing exercises like Yoga for the evening. The additional activity will bring you into a more natural rhythm of tiredness after an physical active day.

4. Turn off the TV, or the computer a few minutes earlier. Do not go from the news, directly into bed. The quietness of the house, will quiet the mind.

5. Talk to your doctor. If you have a chronic problem with insomnia, check with your doctor. She might be able to assist you in combination with behavior adjustment and medication, to give you relief.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Motivational Life Coach

Claudia Blanton

For more information on living a healthy and balanced life, Motivational Life Coaching, and a free Life Coaching Session, call me at 813 - 531 - 8379 or email me at