Health begins in your mind – not your mouth. Every week I ask the same 5 questions, and shine a spotlight on how different people think about health.
I met Debra Oakland during The Motivation Marathon in January, and I was instantly struck by her story – and her mission. I know you will be, too. Read on – and prepare to be inspired!
Over a 6 year period, Debra lost her 21 year old son Wade, her unborn baby girl in the 8th month of pregnancy, both brothers to AIDS, and her father to prostate cancer. The loss of other friends occurred during this time as well. Instead of giving up, Debra knew deep in her heart that the answer was to live a life of courage, to encourage others, and to be happy.
Debra is a Courage Advocate, Writer and Joy-Full Experiencer. She has created a website called Living in Courage Online – “A Spiritual Oasis for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenges”. Today Debra and her husband Cody live in Laguna Beach, CA. They have walked this journey together lending each other support, strength and courage every step of the way. They live a blessed and happy life together.
Sign up for Debra’s free e-book and monthly ‘Living in Courage’ Newsletter at www.livingincourageonline.com.
What does ‘healthy’ mean to you?
What are your specific reasons for wanting to stay healthy?
What is a simple healthy habit that you practice every day?
How do you handle ‘cravings’ or those challenging moments when you don’t feel like making a healthy choice?
Name one ‘health’ food that you used to think was weird – but now you love it!
4Tbsp Chia seeds (Ruth’s Chia Seed..gluten free – raw)2Tbsp Chopped organic walnuts – whole foods2Tbsp Raw Sesame Tahini…do not used roasted.2Tbsp Honeya good pinch of vanilla scraped from vanilla beanSoak chia seeds and chopped walnuts in 3 cups water overnight. In the morning add 1 more cup of water and blend in blender tillsmooth and color is lighter…you will still see the dark seeds a bit.Add 1 more cup of water, the tahini, honey and vanilla. Blend until it looks good. This is very good cold, so you may want to refrigerate before drinking.For a change of pace add cinnamon or nutmeg. A bit of 100% Raw Balinese Cacao powder is good as well!