Posts Tagged ‘Live Performance’

Food is Medicine! RECIPES. Thursday, 1pm ET


Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to go to the pharmacy for over the counter drugs or prescribed medicines? Instead, why not turn to food to prevent and heal your body? The truth is Food is Medicine. Here to prove this is our guest, Dr. Patricia Bragg, Health Crusader, Angel of Health & Healing, Nutritionist, and Health & Lifestyle Educator to World Leaders, Hollywood Stars, Singers, Athletes and millions around the world She continues the legacy of her father, Paul C. Bragg (Father of the Health Food Industry), with her Bragg Live Foods company. And she has recently launched her Children’s Health Education Program call Bragg Health Kids. Dr. Bragg lives by her quote, “You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think say and do.” Here are more stirring words of wisdom from Dr. Bragg. “The whiter the bread, the sooner you are dead.” She does not mince words. If you want to live a long healthy positively active lifestyle, listen to her explain how, why and which foods will renew you mind and body daily. By the end of this interview, you will be totally invigorated! What a delicious way to live!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Dr. Patricia Bragg, Co-Host Carolina and me as turn you on to the reality, Food is Medicine! Thursday, 1pm ET, on and

… for the health of your family,

If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET,

Who Fills Your Grocery Store Shelves and Why? Thurs. 1pm ET

Do you ever wonder who decides what brands and flavors of cereals are offered to you in your grocery store?
How do they select ones they want to sell from the hundreds made by food companies? How do they evaluate the quality, or do they? How about pasta? When you add up the number of kinds, shapes and brands, the choices filling store shelves are enough to make you dizzy. Why do they pick the ones they pick? Also, how do they stay ahead of the trends so you can find the latest and greatest when you walk in to pick up a few things. If you think about it, someone has already shopped for you, deciding what choices you will have when you shop. Who is that person and how do they decide what to put on their store shelves for you, their customer? An expert on this subject, Errol Schweizer, Senior Global Coordinator for Whole Foods Market, will be here to answer these questions for you as his job is always to be ahead of the curve in the food industry. He is known as a key influencer so don’t miss the chance to hear directly from him what’s behind the scenes in the food market world!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Errol, Co-Host Carolina and me as we explore the decision making process used by those who fill your grocery store shelves! Thursday, 1pm ET, on and

… for the health of your family,

If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET,

How to Stop People From Annoying You

They’re like mosquitoes on a hot summer night – those irritating and annoying people. They can be found anywhere from our families or coworkers to drivers on the roadways to complete strangers we encounter while on vacation. Their quirky behaviors and annoying habits can ruin our day. Other than blow up, walk away, or simply endure their lack of sensitivity towards others, we’re often powerless to do anything about it. Uncle Joe who thinks he knows everything, a spouse who is chronically late for even the most important events, people who interrupt or bite their nails or cannot complete a sentence without saying “um” a gazillion times – augh! They drive us crazy!

Being annoyed is the mildest form of anger and subsequently takes the least amount of effort to address. If left unresolved it can easily progress to anger, then aggression (the 3 A’s of Anger, as I refer to it), each becoming more intense in nature. What is it about those people that make them so annoying anyway? Actually, it isn’t about them at all. Feeling annoyed is a state of mind, an emotion, and all emotions originate in our thoughts. While their actions may be less than ideal, we choose how we interpret them, feel about them, as well as how we react.
We get annoyed for several reasons: when others behave in ways that are different than we do (or what we deem to be normal) it is easy to place labels and judgments on them. We compare their behavior to our own: “I would never do that”. And since our behavior is perfectly acceptable then logically there must be something inherently wrong with theirs. Or we compare them to others: “Normal people don’t think that way.” – again seeing their actions as flawed.

We may try to manipulate them into changing their ways with such statements as “Why can’t you be more like your sister/me/everyone else?” “There’s something wrong with people who act the way you do. You should get some help.”

Humans, by their very nature, do not feel comfortable with that, or those, who are different. We tend to date the same kinds of people and socialize with those we share common interests with. When someone enters our world who has even the slightest quirkiness we are quick to criticize. We feel uncomfortable, out of our element, and want them to conform to our standards.

So how then do you stop someone from annoying you? Below are some suggestions in no particular order:

1. Remember that being annoyed is a personal choice. No one can make you feel anything. All emotions originate in the mind. Change your perception (thoughts) about them/it and the feelings will change accordingly.
2. Remove all expectations you have of how people should be or act. As I always say, “Never should on anyone.” People are not here to live up to your expectations. Give them the freedom to be who they are.
3. Life is meant to unfold naturally. You can force a greenhouse rose to bloom in winter but it will not survive the harsh reality of the environment. So it is with people: each has to grow and bloom in their own time and way.
4. Make light of the disturbing situation in your mind (do not make fun of the individual). Interject humor to diffuse your exasperation for your own sense of well-being. Put things into persepective.
5. Be compassionate if the situation warrants it. Sometimes those who have odd behaviors are struggling with deep rooted personal issues.
6. If the behavior puts you at risk, it is perfectly acceptable to speak with the other party and set some reasonable boundaries.
7. Be aware of how your behavior may be impacting others. It is not only the other person who can prove to be irritating.
8. Every experience, no matter how bothersome we may think it is, has purpose and value. Trust in God. Be at peace. All is exactly as it is meant to be for a higher purpose.

Planning this show proved to be a revelation for me. I discovered that there is more that bothers me than I realized – little insignificant irritations that rob me momentarily of my tranquility. Now that I am aware, I must be more diligent in allowing others and life to simply be. Inner peace matters. My mantra, “It is what it is”, will help restore the serenity that somehow slips away when I least expect it.

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