Make it Happen Mondays

I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

June 9, 2014
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I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

Call it manifesting your own dreams, or just simply going to where your soul knows you need to be.  Whatever the reason, I absolutely know that I was meant to have the sand beneath my feet. Growing up in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan, I was able to plant my toes in the sand……but...
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Gross Personal Happiness

June 2, 2014
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Gross Personal Happiness

I can’t remember which of my Make it Happen posts it was that evoked this response from my friend David.  I’ve had his comments sitting on my inbox since that time because it’s both enlightening and gratifying for me.  So I thought I’d branch out from it and write a post. Here’s what David had to...
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

May 26, 2014
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

Cycling is an incredible way to get in shape and lose weight, but with the risk of sounding kind of negative…..I’m here to say that it’s going to take more than just cycling. I can bust my butt each week with over a hundred miles of grueling training, but if I’m eating like crap...
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5 Seconds to Greatness

May 19, 2014
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5 Seconds to Greatness

Want to know a little secret to creating greatness in your life?  Initiate, don’t Hesitate. How many times do you find yourself all psyched up and motivated from something you’ve read or heard….but then let the moment pass you by?  You’re not alone, because this is something that happens all the time.  But why?...
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Definition of Success

May 12, 2014
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Definition of Success

The word success is a funny thing….and what exactly is it anyway?  We’re conditioned by the media and other influences around us that success equates to obtaining lots of money, owning a nice house and car, and having a position of status or power in the work you do. I don’t know about you,...
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Are You Using Time or Saving It?

May 5, 2014
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Are You Using Time or Saving It?

Are you going to spend your day Using your time or Saving it? As is always the case with me, I take my inspiration from the things that cross my path.  Many times I find it in kind of out-of-the-way places.  My newest piece of wisdom comes from the one and only, Jimmy Buffett. His...
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The Benefits of Staying Ahead

April 28, 2014
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The Benefits of Staying Ahead

Is it easier to stay in shape once you are in shape, or to get in shape when you are overweight?  Is it easier to keep your bank account positive when you are debt free, or when loaded with severe liability?  Is it easier to clean your house daily or leave everything sitting around...
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We Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Us

April 21, 2014
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We Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Us

Earth Day 2014 happens tomorrow, April 22.  Arguably one of the least celebrated holidays of the year.  Unquestionably the most important one. A few years ago I wrote an article about the interaction between us and nature, and how each of us relies on the other for life.  I don’t think its coincidence that it...
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“Everything is Better Once I Get on My Bike”

April 14, 2014
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“Everything is Better Once I Get on My Bike”

The world’s crashing, there is stress all around……but once you jump on your bike and ride it all just seems to peel away.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about right? Everything is better once I get on my bike. I’m sure we’ve all said this phrase, but those were the exact words of...
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I’m Just Living a Life

April 7, 2014
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I’m Just Living a Life

He accumulated wealth.  Found accolades and honors along the way.  He had stayed true to himself and yet still became an immense success.  You could call it luck.  Chance, maybe.  But it never was like that to him. He didn’t think of it as an achievement.  It wasn’t about all of that.  He was...
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This Machete is Not a Weapon

March 31, 2014
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This Machete is Not a Weapon

She was walking alone on a Tuesday morning.  She wasn’t isolated from civilization, but was out in an area without much traffic at that time of day.  She had no other purpose than simply wanting to get some exercise and inhale the impressive scenery.  A man appeared in the distance walking towards her.  She...
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Paradise

March 24, 2014
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Paradise

A man sits down in front of his television set.  It’s not just an ordinary day….it is Super Sunday.  That’s right, it is the day of America’s favorite football game….the Superbowl.  Now this is not just any Superbowl game, it just happens to include his favorite team of all time.  He sits there anticipating...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

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.

Answer:

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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