The Freedom to Choose

“Thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee” (Moses 3:17).

I have always held back on a lot of things, and this led to not doing anything for a long time. This was because I didn’t know I could choose what I wanted to do. It took a lot of time, research and people to make me realise that no what has happened, I am a product of choice, not my genes, my upbringing or even my environment. And even though my genes and upbringing influence me very powerfully, they do not determine.

A lot of us feel this way, especially in the midst of a situation. We forget to realise that we have a choice, n matter what situation, on how we respond. We live our lives to chance and that is why we are unsuccessful, so when we see other people that are successful we simply say that they are lucky. But what we fail to realise is that these people made a choice, they made choice to be successful, and they made a choice not to settle. A lot of people don’t know that they have a choice, or they have simply forgotten. In R. D. Laing’s word “The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.” Until we realise that we have the freedom to choose we cannot begin to change.

Your power to choose the direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change you future, and to powerfully influence others. God gave us this gift, it is the one gift that enables all the other gifts to be used. It is the one gift that enables us to elevate our lives to higher levels. The freedom to choose means that we are not a product of how people see or treat us. We are self-determining through our choices.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and happiness.” – From the 8th Habit.

No matter what has happened, is now happening, or will happen, there is a space between those things and our response to them. And that space represents our freedom to choose our response to any situation. It is true that most times we don’t have power over what happens to us, but we have the freedom to choice how we respond to it. One of such things are our upbringing, though we do not choose how we were brought up, we can choose how we respond to it. If come from a poor background, that doesn’t mean you will necessarily be poor. By using self-awareness and your will power, to learn, work and gain wisdom, you may avoid the chains of poverty that was rooted in your upbringing.

I challenge you to think deeply. Reflect on the fact that you have the freedom to choose your response to any situation. Let it be etched in the recess of your heart. Let the knowledge of your choice enlarge your response until the very nature of your response begin t change your situation. Remember, you create the world you live in whether by chance or by choice.

Your friend,



Living in the Moment

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on life, and I’ve come to notice that many of us are caught up in events and situations, resulting in an inability to truly just live, be present, happy, and at peace with ourselves. It’s easy to get stuck dwelling on the past. Maybe you had a bad breakup, lost a job, or simply wish something had gone another way. Even worse, you might sit around waiting for the future to come along and save you. You hope that someone will find you, a great job will come knocking on your door, or things will just get better somehow. Combine both of those thought processes and suddenly the present moment in front of you have lost all of its value. To truly move on from your past and take control of your future, you have to take them out of your mind and focus on what you can do right now.

There is no better time than the present. Living in the moment means being conscious, aware and in the present with all of your senses. It means not dwelling on the past, nor being anxious or worrying about the future. When we concentrate our attention on the present we focus on the task at hand. We give our full attention to what we are doing and we let go of outcomes. Seizing each moment in life allows us to prolong its value and make it more meaningful. Rather than seeking quantity of time, when we live in the moment we enjoy and savour every minute. We don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

When we train ourselves to live in each moment, we immerse ourselves in it and begin to discover its beauty and wonder. We learn focus and how to manage our energy. Professional athletes understand and employ this kind of focus very well. They know that accomplishment and success are a result of the skillful management and balancing of energy.

To make every moment count we must embrace it. Everything we do and every person we come in contact with deserves our full attention. Even when resting we should savour the moment. It gives us the opportunity to recharge, renew and gain clarity. Quite often we put huge expectations on ourselves and our lives. We rush to do this, hurry up with that, without actually enjoying the process. What’s the rush? Where do we think we’re going?

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and trusting in the future. When we are positive and optimistic in the present, we open the possibility of a positive and promising future. We owe it to ourselves to make every moment count.

Do leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading.

Your friend,




Here I am clueless to what life is about, even as to what I am typing right now. I really can’t put a word to it, but clueless is the best I can come up with right now.  That feeling of nothingness where I just want to zone out and pray each day comes to an end so fast hardly ever making a meaning, pent-up so much that I begin to hate my own gut. Life is a mess so is the world, displaying and dishing out the stupidity of everyone around me. Why does it feel like nothing ever works, like the world is constantly against me especially at that time that I decide not to give a shit. Am I the only one who feels that there should be more to life?

Hanging there when there is nothing to really hold on to. Threading softly on the line of depression, feeling like my life should me more like the stories I read about. Why I wonder? Everyone says they are there but there is no one in site. So I settle to drown my soul in all nothingness, hanging there and just doing time, like life is a jail that I have been sentenced to without parole. Stuck here forever without fulfillment. Is it all terrible? No especially with family even though life is a bitch, it isn’t all depressing when you have a mother to live for. My mother, my only reason for living, each time I think of putting myself out of the misery called life, I imagine the pain she would go through, the look on her face…red and bulgy. Hopelessness, losing the only daughter she has.

I know a lot of people look at me and think I should be grateful, as a matter of fact I am…. but in my gratefulness I am not thrilled. If I was told I would eventually get to put my piece on paper I’d call it bluff. i am digressing because my mind is all jumbled up and there is no clear direction or path that in there. And so is my life. I want to do everything yet do nothing. It is like I am crazy yet sublet, happy yet depressed. How I long for what I could use to numb the nothingness I feel, but is there really anything like that in this world.

When I look around me I see pain, hurt, regret, selfishness and a myriad of negative aura. Why? Why is there so much disaster? What is life about? What is its purpose? Why are we here? Looking at myself I am etched in an empty shell of a body, drifting through life, alive without living. There should be more to life than a number of people all around doing what they do not know and do not understand. Pain is temporary I heard, but pain has never took a break.

How do you go from being nobody to being somebody, from a failure to a success, a paper to a book? What defines success and when do you know you have it. How do you explain to someone a feeling you can express. I want to be so much more yet be nothing. I love people yet hate them. How do you even begin? There is so many wrong, how then do you make it right?

I wrote this when I had no idea what to do with my life. There isn’t much change but I am not where I was when I wrote this. I thought to drop this and share it.

What does cluelessness means to you, and how do you come with it?

Do leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading.

Your friend,



Overcoming Fear

If there is one thing that holds millions of people back each day from growing as an individual, achieving high levels of success and becoming the best version of them, fear is definitely at the top of the list. For so long I had the fear of the unknown. I was scared of what the future held for me and this crippled my progress as an individual. Overcoming this fear took a lot of time and effort because I didn’t know what I am about to share with you.

One thing I want you to understand is that fear is absolutely normal. Even the best experience fear from time to time. The key is to not let fear hold you back and prevent you from taking action and go after what you want in life. It’s almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure. People who do so probably live so cautiously that they go nowhere. Put simply, they’re not really living at all. The wonderful thing about failure is that it’s entirely up to us to decide how to look at it.

One thing I want you to understand is that fear is absolutely normal. Even the best experience fear from time to time. The key is to not let fear hold you back and prevent you from taking action and go after what you want in life. Facing that chance, and embracing it, is not only courageous – it also gives you a fuller, more rewarding life.

Here are three ways to overcome fear immediately

  • Renew Your Mind

Renewing your mind is one of the surest ways to overcome your fears and develop the courage that is needed to get to where you want to go. Develop mantras and affirmations that build you up and increase your self-confidence. Read uplifting books to help interrupt the negative inner dialogue that goes on in your mind. Beginning as a child, we are told negative things that we can’t do, be or have. If you don’t take the initiative to renew your mind, life will do it for you.

  • Awareness

Before you can begin overcoming fear, you have to be aware of your fears and that they are causing havoc in your life. What are you really scared of? Become an observer of your inner space. It’s easy to get so attached to your thoughts and feelings that you think they are all that exist, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Remember that fear is not from God but from Satan. You are not your fears. You are the awareness that experiences it.

  • Journaling

Writing my thoughts in a journal whenever I am backed in a corner by fear is one of the strategies I used in overcoming fear. Getting your fears down on paper is important, because trying to think them through doesn’t work. You get caught in endless loops of negativity that only lead you further down the rabbit hole, and make your life miserable.

  • Think Positive Thoughts

Whenever fear strikes, flip it over. Instead of thinking of something bad that can happen, think of something positive. What’s a positive outcome to your fear? If you’re thinking about public speaking, imagine yourself being wildly successful instead of failing horribly.

Making the bold decision to not let fear hold you back anymore is one of the best decisions you can make to ensure future success. It’s not something that happens overnight, but taking intentional action and running towards your fears daily will give you a promising result in the long run.

If you’re at one of these crossroads in your life, let me encourage you to go forward. Don’t stand still in fear. Remember, everything that you want out of life is outside your fear. Step out in spite of your fear. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the progress in its presence.

These are some of tips that helped me overcome my fear of failure. I would love to hear your thoughts on overcoming fear and additional tips on how you have overcome fear.

Leave a comment below to share your experience.

Thanks for Reading.

Your Friend,




I know I messed up pretty bad, it was going so well before and I was having a swell time with the Holy Spirit… then came this temptation in form of a man. I know well how God feels about sexual immoralities and also how the holy warned me and pleaded with me in a very soft and caring voice, deep down my spirit I knew what I was about to do was  wrong but I still did it anyways. I have tried after 6 months of staying away from sex I felt I needed it, I was lonely and all alone and so I told myself that I was justified and I know that nothing I do will change the love God has for me or make the Holy Spirit leave. But I was wrong, though he didn’t leave his voice has been so suppressed I find it difficult to hear from him or feel his presence. My prayers became shallow that I stopped praying even though I still go to church. My tongues felt empty and there was no power or energy in them. Right now as I type I know I have two choices. First, I keep on having sex and enjoy being worldly or I just put everything down and surrender knowing I can’t do it with just my strength but I need to ask for help.

Even though I opened the door for the devil to come in, I have decided to shut that door. I know it’s not going to be easy but I trust the Holy Spirit to help me.

…not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit …says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

I know that one of the best ways to freedom is asking God for a lot of help and asking frequently. I learnt that one way of asking is by prayer. I know I can’t overcome this situation by determination alone. I will not be determined in the effort of my own flesh but in the Holy Spirit. The bible taught that he is our helper- we should seek his help and lean on him as we can’t make it alone.

Even though I messed up pretty bad, I won’t stop trying and you shouldn’t too. No matter how bad the situation is don’t give up. Let’s regain the territory the devil has stolen from us when we opened the door for him.


Daily Discipline to Make Your Day More Productive

A lot of times, I make schedules for my days to help me maximise my day and make it productive. But often times, I end up not following my schedule because something came up, or I was just too lazy, or I stumbled on a new movie that I just had to watch. Am sure you go through the same thing and even though we try to do what we say we want to do, it just so happens that something comes up every now and then. And that is life really.

Here is a practical, personal illustration that I hope will bring more understanding on the issue. When I started my bog, I had a plan where I scheduled to write 2 posts daily. The first week was very unproductive; I couldn’t even write 3 posts that week. Every time I sat down to write, I’ll think of something else that I need to do. And at that point I felt very frustrated because It felt like I couldn’t do what I know I had the ability to do.

A lot of us feel this way each time we plan our day and know exactly what is it we need to do, but eventually we don’t get to do those things. While trying to figure out what to do, I did some research and stumbled on a blog post that talks about daily discipline needed for daily success. While reading I could see how I lacked discipline, I realised that I knew what to do, how to do it and when to do it, I just wasn’t disciplined enough to do it.

So I have decided to share with you these tips, that has helped me not only to meet my blog post target but these tips have helped me in every area of my life;

  1. Have a morning ritual

I have talked about morning ritual in a previous post. And I would like to emphasise how important this is. Having a morning ritual helps you get ready to start your day. For me, my morning ritual includes having quiet time, listening to motivational speeches, and writing. And what this does is to give me clarity and open the doors of possibilities. Having this routine has changed everything about my day; how I think, act, what I believe and how I feel about myself. I encourage you to choose a routine that works for you, feel free to experiment while trying to find the best routine.

  1. Take out 30 minutes every morning before to go out.

What this does is to help you schedule your day. I advise that you have a daily to do list and put in writing everything you have to do that day. Because it is in the morning, your mind is very alert, and within those 30 minutes, you can seem through the information going through your head and write down everything you think you have to do that day without forgetting any.

  1. Eat breakfast

I know this sound like a cliche, but I can assure you that it is very important. Asides the health benefits, there are many benefits to eating breakfast. For the purpose of this post, eating breakfast will help you have the energy to do the things you need to do, especially if you are a morning person like me. I am most productive in the morning, so I wake up very early and when I skip breakfast, I become very slow throughout that day. According to, people who forgo breakfast are not as productive at work, are less effective problem solvers and have less mental clarity compared to people who regularly eat a healthy breakfast.

  1. Evaluate your day before going to bed at night

When you evaluate your day, you get to see what worked and what didn’t work what you could have done better and what you shouldn’t have done at all. The whole point of evaluating your day, is not to beat yourself up about what didn’t work, but to see your weaknesses and work on them to make tomorrow productive. While evaluating your day, you should also take out time to plan what you would do the next day.

When it comes to taking action over a certain period, we simply will not feel motivated to do what we need to do in the moment, all the time.  This is why self-discipline is vital, each and every day, and why we need to establish our own boundaries in order continually take action, without flagging, especially if we work independently. Nothing can be achieved without a certain level of discipline.

So my question today is:

What goal or project have you been trying to do that you haven’t done. And if you have, how have you been able to achieve it?

Leave a comment below to share your experience.

Thanks for reading


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How to Succeed In the Face of Seemingly Insurmountable Obstacles

A lot of us have tried to reach our goals and stopped at one point or another because we encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. But the reality is that it is the true nature of any goal or aim we are trying to achieve. These obstacles take us into new territories and bring us face-to-face with your own fears and doubts.

Sometimes those obstacles seem too big to overcome; they knock you down so hard you begin to wonder if you’ve been wasting your time chasing an impossible dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way! How then do you persist in the face of such seemingly insurmountable obstacles? Here are five tips to succeed and bring your own goals to life:

  • Make A Decision

Once you define your dream or goal, decide that you really want it. This may seem simple but a lot of people never decide and commit fully to their dream. Make a commitment to yourself because you owe you that much and because you deserve. Right now is not the time to worry about how to make it happen, or how you are going to move through your challenges. Make a commitment about what you want and stand strong in your commitment. Don’t get stuck thinking only about your next few steps. Always remember your why.

  • You Are Not Your Failure

As you move forward on your dream, doubt and fear are going to show up sooner than you might expect. To move beyond fear, it is helpful to learn to separate yourself from your fear. The key is to recognise your fear, avoid becoming identified with your fear, and keep breathing. No matter how scary it seems, decide to sit with your emotion of fear for the purpose of accepting its presence, but not necessarily agreeing with its point of view. Acceptance helps because avoiding it doesn’t make it go away, looking the other way doesn’t make it disappear, and ignoring it does not make it any less painful. So, breathe. Then tell yourself that even though you are feeling intense fear, you can still do it.

  • Get Insights

For every challenge you encounter on your journey, countless others before you have already experienced and overcome it. Do your research and find out who these people are. Talk to them one-on-one if you can and ask them what they did to overcome that problem. If you can’t talk to them in person, send an email or read their articles, watch their videos, buy their books – whatever it takes to find the answers to your problem.

  • Change your attitude about failure.

No one actually wants to experience failure. However, if you really want to succeed at something, you will most likely experience setbacks, obstacles, and failures along the way. No matter how well you plan and how well you execute your plan, you are bound to meet with disappointment, setbacks, and failure along the way to your ultimate triumph. Sometimes, you will encounter what seem like overwhelming odds. To be successful, redefine failure in a manner that allows you to see failure as necessary. Failure is really just feedback telling you to evaluate your experience, utilise the information gained to adjust your plan, and then try a new approach. So when you experience a failure – get up, dust yourself off, access the information gained, revise your course, and begin again.

  • Be willing to pay the price

Making self-empowering decisions under stress is what leads you authentic personal growth and solidifies inner change. It’s the challenges of your journey that offer hundreds of opportunities to develop your confidence muscle and gain mastery over your experiences. Every obstacle, setback, or failure offers you a new chance to believe in yourself instead of falling into doubt and fear. Although achieving your dream will bring up stress, fear, doubt, this experience is precisely what is necessary for a confidence breakthrough to occur. Achieving your biggest goals and dreams will require some level of sacrifice.

Sometimes, the biggest obstacles that are preventing us from moving forward exist between our own ears. Maybe you think you’re not smart enough or that you lack the education or experience. Or maybe the problem is that you’re scared of success, or you don’t feel you deserve it.

Being able to overcome obstacles so you can bring into reality the life of your dreams is one of the best experiences in the world! Take control of your life by practising these five simple tips and learn how to create a happier, more successful life.

What obstacles are holding you back?

Leave a comment below to share your experience.

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5 Ways to Deal with Stress

We all get stressed from time to time. Although different people feel stress in different ways. Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you — such as work, school or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences, affecting the immune, cardiovascular  and central nervous systems, and take a severe emotional toll. You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress.

Some ways of dealing with stress — like screaming, hitting someone, or punching a wall — don’t solve much. But other ways, like talking to someone you trust, can start you on the road to solving your problem or at least feeling better. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control over stress than you might think. Dealing with stress is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.

Here are 5 ways to deal with stress:

  1. Take a break from the stressor.

Give yourself permission to step away from whatever stresses you, and the essence of this is to let yourself have time to do something else, which can help you have a new perspective or practice techniques to feel less overwhelmed. It’s important to not avoid your stress, but even just 20-minutes to take care of yourself are helpful.

  1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Avoid, or at least reduce, your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, but acts as a stimulant in smaller quantities. The temporary “highs” caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy. By reducing the amount of coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and sugar snacks in your diet, you’ll feel more relaxed and you’ll sleep better. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary. Don’t avoid or mask the issue at hand; deal with problems head on and with a clear mind.

  1. Get More Sleep

I cannot begin to state how important sleep is. Lack of sleep is a significant cause of stress. Unfortunately though, stress also interrupts our sleep as thoughts keep whirling through our heads, stopping us from relaxing enough to fall asleep. Try taking a warm bath or reading a calming, undemanding book for a few minutes to relax your body, tire your eyes and help you forget about the things that worry you. You should also aim to go to bed at roughly the same time each day so that your mind and body get used to a predictable bedtime routine.

  1. Try Relaxation Techniques

Each day, try to relax with a stress reduction technique.  There are many tried and tested ways to reduce stress so try a few and see what works best for you. later, simply silently repeat your word or phrase. Don’t worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. Relaxation is a skill that needs to be learned and will improve with practice.

  1. Learn to Say ‘No’

Learning to say “No” to additional or unimportant requests will help to reduce your level of stress, and may also help you develop more self-confidence. To learn to say “No”, you need to understand why you find it difficult.  Many people find it hard to say “No” because they want to help and are trying to be nice and to be liked.  For others, it is a fear of conflict, rejection or missed opportunities.

These five steps aren’t magic — and you might have to do some steps more than once, but they do work. Stress has a lot to do with procrastination and time management. If you learn to manage your time you will be less stressed. And if you can stay positive as you make your way through a tough time, you’ll help yourself feel better even faster. Ah . . . it feels so good when the stress is gone! Now I’d love to hear from you.

So my question today is:

What events in your life cause the most stress and which strategies have you used to overcome that stress in the past?

Leave a comment below to share your experience.

Thanks for reading


5 Ways to Make Small Changes That Lead To Massive Results

If you are looking to change a habit like making better food choices, exercising more, procrastinating less, making more money or eliminating fears, you might have to take a slower approach, one that emphasises one small step at a time. Rome wasn’t built in a day; small tasks done consistently each day can equal big rewards down the line. Most of the things that you want to accomplish in life are not really that difficult when you get to make small changes, it just comes down to consistently making the decisions and being persistent enough to actually experience the results.

Use these changes as a benchmark to measure your own efficiency. This is something that you can do now that will increase your likely hood of success in anything you do by 2 to 3 times. Whatever changes you want to implement, try this method for identifying, testing and optimizing:

  1. Wake up early

This may sound a little daring for some people especially if you are like me and you dream of sleeping even while you are asleep. But what this will do for you is to be more productive. When you wake up early you give yourself a head start to the day. And what you do during those hours will give you the time to plan and focus your day to implement whatever goal you want to achieve.

  1. Read one chapter of a book daily

This is very important. The average human being reads one book a year. Although most people would like to read more but they never seem to find time or make time. Establishing a discipline of reading one chapter everyday day will get you averaging a about a dozen books a year. That would be an improvement for most of us.

  1. Have a quiet time every morning

Quiet time is a time of personal devotion and fellowship with God. For me my quiet time includes praying, reading God’s word, meditating and writing in my journal. A lot of us are so busy and don’t have the luxury to make out time. Hence one of the reasons we need to wake up early. Having a quiet time each day will bring you closer to God and in being closer to him you find purpose and fulfilment.

  1. Take out time to plan each day.

At the beginning of each day spend some time prioritizing how you will do the work, this should be your to-do-list. What this will do for you is to be more effective. Knowing what and planning what your day should look like gives you control over your life. And this is extremely important especially if you are working towards a particular goal.

  1. Have a morning ritual

Morning rituals are things you do every morning. My morning ritual includes having quiet time, listening to motivational speeches, and writing. And what this does is to give me clarity and open the doors of possibilities. Having this routine has changed everything about my life; how I think, act, what I believe and how I feel about myself. I encourage you to choose a routine that works for you, feel free to experiment while trying to find the best routine.

Small changes repeated over time leads to massive results. When you focus on just a couple of small changes at a time, you begin to ingrain some habits that last for a lifetime, rather than trying an all-or-nothing approach that more often than not fails because it’s too hard to follow. Acknowledging where you’d like to make changes and taking steps to get there takes bravery, and it’s likely something that you’ll want to work on over the course of your life. But always remember that small, incremental improvements starting now will help you see the results you want.

What are your thoughts?


How to Detoxify Your Body

Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.  Hence, the reason why you are feeling sluggish or out of sync, struggling with skin problems, aches and pains, or digestive problems and can’t seem to lose weight.

A detox program can help the body’s natural cleansing process by:

  1. Resting the organs through fasting;
  2. Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body;
  3. Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin;
  4. Improving circulation of the blood; and
  5. Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.

How do you start a detox?

First, lighten up your toxin load. Minimize or eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process.

Another restraint to good health is stress, this triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.

Which detox program is right for you?

There are many detoxification programs and detox recipes, depending on your individual needs. Many programs follow a 7-day schedule because, as Bennett explains, “it takes the body time to clean the blood.” His program involves fasting on liquids for two days, followed by a carefully-planned five-day detox diet to allow the digestive system to rest. Page recommends a 3-7 day juice fast (drinking only fresh fruit and vegetable juices and water) as an effective way to release toxins.

After a detoxification program, you can cleanse your body daily with these diet, supplements and lifestyle practices:

  1. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.
  2. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.
  3. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea
  4. Drink at least two quarts of water a day.
  5. Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system