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The Happy News

January 25, 2016
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The Happy News

I don’t watch or follow the news.  Don’t care for it.  Don’t honestly feel like I need to know what the news shows want me to see.  But that’s just me. The idea of news got me thinking about what the top inspirational stories or “happy news” for 2016 have been so far.  A...
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

January 18, 2016
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

We walk through our lives crossing paths with random people, taking them in, and often making opinions and judgments on what we see. We laugh, scoff, shake our heads….and worse.  Yeah, I’m guilty of this all too often. But have you ever found yourself on the other end of the story? Most of the...
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When Life Gets Complicated

January 11, 2016
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When Life Gets Complicated

Just before New Year’s Eve, I labeled 2016 the year to Simplify.  Yeah, I seem to like to nickname the upcoming year for some reason. I honestly do think keeping things simple is a sure way to a happy life.  But what do you do when things gets more complicated than you’d like? You...
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What Exactly is a New Year?

January 4, 2016
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What Exactly is a New Year?

Okay, so we’re four days into 2016….how are things going so far?  We all seem to look at the start of a new year as chance to start a new life.  We make resolutions.  We set goals.  We wipe the slate clean and start fresh. But what exactly is a new year?  Well, it...
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

December 28, 2015
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pushing self-improvement messages just...
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

December 21, 2015
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

You don’t have to spend much time in Grenada before you start seeing the “Baby Rasta” sticker on the back of cars and busses.  If you’re like me, seeing it all over the place makes you wonder what the significance is of this popular image.  Yeah, that’s exactly what I’ve been thinking since arriving...
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Dude Making a Difference

December 14, 2015
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Dude Making a Difference

Want an easy way to get the #MakeitHappen attitude, and read a fantastic book at the same time?  Go read Dude Making a Difference. The author of this book is someone I have written about several times on this site, and I have labeled him “the Gandhi of our time”. Yes, remember Rob Greenfield?  He’s...
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Just Breathe and Appreciate

December 7, 2015
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Just Breathe and Appreciate

Last week I had the simple task of going out to buy black beans and kidney beans so we could make vegetarian chili for supper.  Seems so easy, but when you’re living in Grenada sometimes the simplest of tasks can be a little too complex. The closest grocery store is about 3 miles from...
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Crank Down the Intensity

November 30, 2015
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Crank Down the Intensity

I’ve been on a major personal development frenzy for the past couple weeks.  I’ve had some incredible insights, gained some knowledge, and the realization that there are still more areas to work on. One of the biggest successes has been in cranking down the intensity at which I live my life.  All areas.  Yeah,...
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You Know What You Need to Do

November 23, 2015
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You Know What You Need to Do

Today’s #MakeitHappen Monday post is going to simple and straight to the point.  You know what things you’ve been promising yourself you would to.  Those things that will make you the best you can possibly be.  The actions you must make into natural instincts so that those around you can benefit the most. You...
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Don’t Put off Living

November 9, 2015
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Don’t Put off Living

“I’d be happy if I could only make another $5,000 a year”….”If my job wasn’t so hard, I would make more time for cycling”…..”I’ll start spending more time with my kids right after I finish this big project at work”…..”I’ll tell her I love her tomorrow”. How many times have you caught yourself thinking...
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One Tiny Change, Great Big Results

November 2, 2015
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One Tiny Change, Great Big Results

I’ve always said that the reason I write so much about personal development and creating a better self, is because I’m the one who needs the constant reminder. Yeah, I find it easy to forget about many of the things I want to incorporate into my daily life…..but by writing and posting about it...
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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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