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Healthy Happy Fun Life

Do you wake up each morning with the knowledge that you are about to use the day to do something to Explore Talent you possess that might possibly been hidden inside of you?  In the evening, do you go to bed feeling fulfilled and satisfied that you spent the day doing work that was meaningful and fulfilling to you, and you utilized your talents and passions?

If not, you’re not alone, according to a 2013 International Gallup poll, only 13 percent of respondents strongly agreed they were engaged and that they enjoyed what they did each day.  That means almost 87 percent of the people are unhappy with their work! Not very good is it?

Working outside one’s areas of strength is an unpleasant proposition. Not only is it tedious, it leads to doubts, discouragement, reduced self-esteem,  general unhappiness, and “burn-out”, according to a 2016 World Psychiatry (NIH) study.  In the workplace, discouragement decreases our engagement with our work, and begins a cyclical process from which it is difficult to break free and thrive according to a 2001 “The Flip-Side Of Talent” Gallop poll, a mega analysis of 198,000 employees, which asked the simple question “At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?”

The results showed employees who answered “strongly agree” to this question were 50 percent more likely to work in businesses with lower employee turnover, 38 percent more likely to work in more productive businesses, and 44 percent more likely to work in businesses with higher customer satisfaction scores.

Likewise, Gallop also found that simply learning their strengths makes employees 7.8 percent more productive. Dr. Alice Isen of Cornell University, in a 2011 JSTOR study published in the American Economic Review, for example, has conducted extensive research on the benefits of positive emotions at work.

Her research suggests that small positive interventions can produce big effects among workers, including increased altruism, improved coping strategies and cognitive flexibility. Not only is a worker most productive in her area of natural ability, an employee working in her area of strength reaps benefits simply by maintaining a positive emotional state doing what they’re good at. Why do you think the employees who learned their strengths and were able to use them, their personal production and the company’s production both increased?

To investigate the impact of this phenomenon, Gallup researchers studied the health and well being of a group of 168 people through the course of a normal workday, in a 2005 “At Work, Feeling Good Matters” poll. As you might have expected, those who reported feeling being focused and engaged with their work had higher levels of happiness and less stress than those who reported feeling disengaged.

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Using Your Incredible Gifts and Talents

Why do you think the employees who learned their strengths increased their production? When we are using talents, gifts, and strengths given to us, not only are we more successful and effective, we are opening more doors and windows for more gifts and strengths to follow, found a Gallup “Living Your Strengths” research book. Why is this so?

If you believe in divine creation you must know that all things are created with a purpose and no two things are created equally, being unique and different from each other in certain ways which includes given gifts and talents.  It’s how the Law of God, or the universe, or whatever you want to call it, works.  When we use the talents the Creator gave us, it shows that we appreciate His works. The Creator will give us more opportunities to use them in return.

The Creator principle is “whoever has, will be given more and whoever hides the talent, it will be taken away” and be given to someone worthy. This principle of Jesus’ teachings in the Christian Bible (Matthew scriptures) is called the “Parable Of the Talents”, according to Wikipedia. If we don’t want to lose our gifts we should start searching for them and put it to use.

But, how do you get engaged to find talents, gifts, or strengths, if you’re not? Here’s a couple of good examples of studies.  In a 2010 review, Brent D. Rosso, PhD, and colleagues noted that identifying and finding meaning in one’s work has been shown to increase motivation, engagement, empowerment, career development, job satisfaction, individual performance and personal fulfillment, and to decrease absenteeism and stress, found a 2010 Elsevier “On the Meaning Of Work: A Theoretical Integration and Review” study.

The truth is also, the talented who employ their innate abilities and skills in a meaningful and positive way, are the ones that experience happiness, health, and well being, according to a 2018 University of California Berkeley “The Four Keys To Happiness At Work” research.

According to Jane E. Dutton, PhD, a professor of business administration and psychology at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, in a 2007 “What Is Job Crafting and Why Does It Matter” research, one can redefine their job or career in personally meaningful ways, through a process she and her colleagues describe as “job crafting”. For example, you might choose to spend more energy on existing tasks you find particularly gratifying, by using your strengths, or spending more time with a valued colleague for motivation.

Being focused and motivated and enjoying happiness, is the opposite of what most people think, according to Annie McKee, an international business advisor and senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.  She found that part of our collective problem is that too many of us fall in the trap of believing that “work is work” and isn’t supposed to be a source of happiness, or that work goals will suffer if we focus on what makes us happy. But the research suggests just the opposite, like this 2002 ResearchGate review of McKee’s study published in the Journal of CLMA, concluded “happy” people are more productive.

In our last article we discussed the positive health and wellness benefits of routinely doing something each day, whatever that might be, outside of work, where you have fun and thoroughly enjoy it. Today, we’ll look at how to find that same fun and joy in your work or your career, or other activities, by making use of your gifts and talents, or, making adjustments like referenced above, for the sake of strengthening your health and well being and also benefitting others.

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Using Talents In Fun Healthy Way

The truth is, if you haven’t already found it, you do have a path and a specific purpose for being here on this earth as we have discussed and confirmed in research above. How we show up in life matters and the impact we have on others depends on how we show up.Our intentions, energy, and presence matter. The impact we have on others depends on how we show up.

Anese Cavanaugh invites us in “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want” book” to be the leader we want to be in the culture we want to lead. We’re contagious for better or for worse, but when things turn negative, it is too easy to get caught up in a negative, downward spiral.  Knowing this, Cavanaugh provides very practical methods and frameworks to turn this around to become the leader we intend on being.

There are no silver bullets here. There’s a lot of self-work, but then that’s what the best leaders do, right?  It all begins with awareness, and she provides a self-assessment for that. Canvanaugh says,

awareness is about 70 percent of the battle with the other 30 percent being what we choose to do with it.

With that done armed with self-awareness and being contagious in nature it becomes a matter of adopting a mindset of personal responsibility and be clear about what you want to accomplish. In the same vain, you have a quest, something you are seeking, and innate strengths or abilities that are your own, also confirmed in research.

As you journey through life, you may find yourself stumble upon or drawn to certain activities and things you feel called to do along the way, commonly known as “life story coherence”; which demonstrated a statistically significant relationship to psychological well-being, according to a 1999 Northwestern University “Life Story Coherence and its Relation to Psychological Well-Being” work. You begin to resonate with a specialty or calling, and therein lies the keys to identifying your innate gifts and talents.

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation

– Aristotle

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Where Your Talents of the Needs of the World Cross, there-lies-your-vocation – Aristotle

Talent, or aptitude, as described by Wikipedia, is,

an aptitude is a component of a competence to do certain kind of work, or skills, at a certain level. Outstanding aptitude can be considered “talent”. An aptitude may be physical or mental. Apitude is inborn potential to do certain kind of work, whether developed or undeveloped.

Ability is developed knowledge, understanding, learned, or acquired abilities (skills) or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to skills and achievement, which represents knowledge, or ability that is gained through learning.

Read more on talent or aptitude from Wikipedia here.

Talent Versus Practice

There’s been a debate over a number of years between innate ability performance and persistent or deliberate practice performance.

The practice performance advocates claim that anyone can become an expert at any given thing by consistent practice, and talent has little to do with it, in an effort to diminish the theory of inherited abilities or innate talents. Actually, according to a 2013 Medical Education (NIH) study, the relationship between deliberate performance (DP) and an innate individual ability, working memory capacity (WM), and to illustrate how both DP and individual ability predict expert performance. Although all studies support extensive DP as a factor in explaining expertise, much research suggests individual cognitive differences, such as WM capacity, predict expert performance after controlling for DP.

According to this 2016 Scientific America study “Is Innate Talent A Myth?”, genetics and innate ability has everything to do with being gifted or talented along with parental encouragement. It’s true, the old saying, “Perfect practice makes perfect”, and has merit in developing elite performance or success, but the evidence of an innate ability has to exist in the first place. Another study published in Psychological Science arrived at the same conclusion. Quoting the study:

More evidence indicates that Working Memory Capacity (WMA) is highly general, stable, and heritable, and thus our results call into question the view that expert performance is solely a reflection of deliberate practice,

found a 2010 Sage Publishing “Deliberate Practice Is Necessary but Not Sufficient to Explain Individual Differences in Piano Sight-Reading Skill” study.

Where Are Those Gifts and Talents

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The Meaning Of Life Is To Find Your Gift

It’s possible, you may also struggle to recognize the special qualities and talents you carry within as being of any real importance because they haven’t been noticeable or may have been well-hidden. It may not always be obvious to you that the things you have a natural flair for, may very well be the thing you’re meant to do in your life.

Your limiting beliefs may be affecting your sense of self-worth. According to a 2017 Mayo Clinic “Self-Esteem: Feel Better About Yourself” research, if you have low self-esteem, harness the power of your thoughts and beliefs to change how you feel about yourself. Start with these steps and also pay attention to thought patterns that erode self-esteem: Your limiting beliefs may be affecting your sense of self-worth, and is probably All-or-nothing thinking. You see things as either all good or all bad. For example,

“If I don’t succeed in this task, I’m a total failure.”

Mental filtering. You see only negatives and dwell on them, distorting your view of a person or situation. For example,

“I made a mistake on that report and now everyone will realize I’m not up to this job.”

Converting positives into negatives. You reject your achievements and other positive experiences by insisting that they don’t count. For example,

“I only did well on that test because it was so easy.”

Jumping to negative conclusions. You reach a negative conclusion when little or no evidence supports it. For example,

“My friend hasn’t replied to my email, so I must have done something to make her angry.”

Mistaking feelings for facts. You confuse feelings or beliefs with facts. For example,

“I feel like a failure, so I must be a failure.”

Negative self-talk. You undervalue yourself, put yourself down or use self-deprecating humor. For example,

“I don’t deserve anything better.”

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Healthy Happy Connectedness To the Best In Nature

You’ve been guided by society to focus more on your weaknesses than your strengths, so it’s not uncommon for you to have very little sense of what those strengths are. But, you should take experts word for it, and focus on your strengths and not weaknesses, according to a 2016 Scientific America “A Self-Improvement Secret: Work On Your Strengths” study. Those unique gifts and talents that are your strengths are there, somewhere deep-down inside of you!

If you focus on finding your strengths, or innate ability, as this 2012 Springer Journal Of Happiness Studies points out, rather than focusing on your weaknesses, you’ll find fulfillment and happiness much sooner.  We conclude that happiness can be enhanced through some “strengths-based” interventions.

Whether it’s through writing, communicating, painting, playing music, dancing, or experiencing life, your uniqueness is what adds color, texture, flavor, and emotion to the lives of everyone around you. Eckhart Tolle has a great quote:

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!

You carry within you certain qualities, traits, and attributes that contribute to society. So you see, it turns out you do matter. Your life does matter. Everything you do has an impact, and you leave your mark, while having fun doing it. The Association For Psychological Science Public Interest has an excellent 2011 study reviewed by the NIH, on giftedness and gifted education. Quoting an excerpt from the study:

The abilities of individuals do matter, particularly their abilities in specific talent domains; different talent domains have different developmental trajectories that vary as to when they start, peak, and end; and opportunities provided by society are crucial at every point in the talent development process. We argue that society must strive to promote these opportunities but that individuals with talent also have some responsibility for their own growth and development.

Explore Talent and Discover those Gifts

There are a few ideas you might try that could assist you in discovering your unique gifts and talents that will bring fun and enjoyment into your life, and enhancing your health and well being, that is, if you haven’t been fortunate enough to have previously found them.

What turned you on as a child?  What did you enjoy doing the most? How would you pass the days and what types of activities kept your attention and were exciting to you?

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For Happiness Live Your Given Gift

What still turns you on as an adult? What lights you up and gets you totally motivated, other than money? What kind of things do you enjoy zoning-out on? When you lose total track of time, and you’re so engrossed, what are you doing?

A 2015 Clark University Poll on “Emerging Adults” found that 79 percent of 18-29-year-olds agreed that it is more important to enjoy my job than to make a lot of money. Are you part of that 79 percent or, is money the most important thing?

What in your life is truly important? When you think about the different areas of your life, such as health, career, family, relationship, personal development, spirituality or religion, or fun, make a list of all the things that are important to you in each of these categories and write them down in a journal, as suggested in a University of Rochester Medical Center “Journaling For Mental Health” study. This will give you a list of your values separated by categories.

Combined, they represent your life values, and what is important to you about life in general. Knowing your values helps direct you toward things that are important to you at the unconscious level and can lead you to finding your passion and purpose.

What does your family and closest friends say about your gifts? Think of the five people you spend the most time with and identify one or two things that those people are gifted at. You should be able to come up with at least one talent or gift each person has or does that is unique to them.

Likewise, the people who know you well or whom you spend the most time with will easily be able to share with you the qualities they see as being your strengths. So just ask around and you might get your answer easier than you think.

Positive Self-Monitoring

After you’ve discovered those innate gifts and talents research shows doing self-evaluations and self-monitoring of your skills or talents affect your performance in a positive way. They found out that positive self-monitoring is more favorable on tasks where you exhibit a high skill and positively monitors it’s performance and look for ways to improve your strengths, you will develop faster than focusing on your weaknesses found a 2015 Journal of Behavioral Education reviewed by the NIH.

Another 2017 study published in the Journal of Research In Education and Science determined a positive effect of using self-monitoring strategies in social studies course on self-monitoring, self-regulation and academic achievement.

The relationship between self-monitoring and career mobility in particular was studied with a research pool of Masters of Business Administration graduates. According to a 1994 ResearchGate study published in the Academy of Management Journal high self-monitors are reported to be more likely to change employers, change work locations, and achieve promotions in comparison to low self-monitors.

What About A Professional Assessment?

Another option is to take the web-based Gallup “Strengths Finders Assessment” interview , which analyzes your instinctive reactions and will then present you with your signature attributes. Some categories are Achiever, Activator, Communication, Competition, Restorative, and Strategic. Once you know what your primary themes are, you can begin to leverage them for your own development and for making a positive impact in the world. Which one do you think fits you? Or, here’s some ideas that will assist you to find your inner talent (1) and expose it.

Applying Your Unique Gifts and Talents

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Most Important Things In Life Aren’t Things

Utilizing Your Gifts and Talents. Here is a Ben Franklin quote we love,

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what’s a sundial worth in the shade.

We each possess hundreds of skills, and nearly all of us, also have some natural gifts which are more than just talents; they are what makes you feel fulfilled and happy. Having a sense of humor, or an ability to bring joy to others, an ability to quickly compute numbers, or an appetite for leading others, are examples of natural gifts that can express your purpose.

Once you’ve identified your special talents, it’s time to put them to work, by exploring ways of building your life around them, and bringing you fun and enjoyment, you and others deserve. Remember the principle that “success breeds success!” According to a 2014 Stony Brook study researchers found that early success bestowed on individuals produced significant increases in subsequent rates of success.

You can do this by discovering what it is you’re good at, and getting creative with how you can use your talents to serve yourself and others, which will further benefit your well being and overall health. But, what does that actually mean? How can you tap the energy of your divine greatness, and use it to make a positive and healthy impact on both the planet and humanity alike?

Benefits Of Employing Your Unique Gifts and Talents

Improved Health and Well Being.   According to Harvard Medical School “The Happiness-Health Connection” study, when you’re happy, you’re “healthy”, and using your newfound talents will make you happy!

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Work Equals Fun Is Healthy

Boost Your Positive Emotions.   More appreciation and gratification and less worry, stress, and physical pain, as this 2011 Review of General Psychology (NIH) study refers to as “the broaden-and-build” model of positive emotions.

More Energy To Face the Day and Responsibilities.   According to a 2014 Gallup “How Employee’s Strengths Make Your Company Stronger”, employees who use their strengths are more engaged, have more energy perform better, are less likely to leave, and boost company bottom line.

Higher Engagement Level On the Task Or Activity, resulting in faster growth and development. According to this 2007 Research Gate study published in Employee Relations Journal, the higher the engagement in “meaningful” activity, the greater the retention. The study concluded recommending the need for a more rigorous employee engagement construct is indicated by the study.

Better Recognition and Income Potential. According to a 2018 Gallup “Culture Wins By Getting the Most Out Of People” study, employers who select naturally-talented individuals can realize a 33 percent increase in company revenues, but also have to create a work culture that talented people can strive has 3 key elements: high engagement, people in positions that align with their natural talents, and continual opportunities to learn and grow.

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Helping others. Your calling can be thought of as the urge to share your gifts with the world. Your gifts or talents are also considered your strengths. A 2015 Gallup “Those Who Use Their Strengths Outperform Those Who Don’t” research has determined that individuals who use their strengths and talents, which, sometimes that comes naturally, or can be enhanced through practice, every day are 6 times more likely to be engaged on their job or career, or other meaningful activities.

When you express your gifts for the sake of others, you often experience the joy of being healthy, fully alive, and appreciated.  In a 2005 Springer “Altruism, Happiness, and Health: It’s Good To Be Good” study published in the International Journal Of Behavioral Medicine study concluded that there is a strong connection between the health and longevity of an individual and his or her ability and desire to be helpful to others.

Our gifts or talents are purposely created not just for ourselves but to help those around us.  We benefit from other people’s talents, as well. We benefit from Jobs’ Apple creations, Edison’s light bulb, Ford’s automotive ideas or our mom’s cooking.  Almost everyone around us contributes to our welfare in one way or another. Our gifts or talents are ours but they are not just there for us.

They are given to be shared with others, according to a 2014 Huffington Post “Using Your Talents To Help Others” study. Just imagine the world if nobody shared a talent. There’s no sense of delight when we only want to serve ourselves. Sharing our talents with other people can create more lasting fulfillment.

It is actually a win-win situation. We get to exercise our talent and other people on the other end receives a benefit from it. We may even change someone’s life just because we exercise our gift. It doesn’t need to be a huge one. Start small and someone out there will be inspired because of it.

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Using Your Talents While Helping-Others

Totally in the flow. What were you doing the last time you experienced such absorption that you lost all sense of time? You were probably doing something that relates to your calling. You know because you are in the “flow”!, according to Harvard Health “The Happiness-Health Connection” study.  When you Explore Talent and use it frequently, you are typically “In the Flow”!

You’ve lost awareness of time, nor are you thinking about yourself, you’re not interrupted by senseless thoughts, and you are active and can function effortlessly. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, considered one of the co-founders of positive psychology, was the first to identify and research flow. Quoting Dr. Mihaly from “The Pursuit of Happiness” research:

The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . . The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.

Words like “In the Zone” would apply today. If you are one of those who have found your gifts or calling, you will understand perfectly what Dr. Mihaly is saying. Studies, like a 2013 Neurolmage study about flow have revealed that individuals who possess the characteristics of low impulsiveness, conscientiousness, stable emotion, and positive affect and are important in reaching the state of flow. Checkout this Ted Talk video of Dr. Mihaly on flow, the secret on happiness (2). At the end of the day, who you are, what you do, and how you show up in the world is special and unique.

Everything you share, whether it’s your bright smile, your compassionate heart, your sharp intellect, or your quality of presence, has a ripple effect on everyone around you and beyond, according to a 2010 PNAS “Cooperative Behavior Cascades In Human Social Networks” research. The results suggest that each additional contribution a subject makes to the public good in the first period is tripled over the course of the experiment by other subjects who are directly or indirectly influenced to contribute more as a consequence.

These results show experimentally that cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks.You see, it turns out you DO matter. You matter in more ways and on more days than you could ever possibly imagine. Whoever you are and whatever you do, the world needs you. When you think big, show up bold and share your uniqueness, you become a role model for all of us.

Enjoying and Having Fun With Your New Found Gifts and Talents

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Healthy Meditation Wellness

It’s true, being among the talented, being able to Explore Talent, and employ your unique gifts and strengths into your life activities, will naturally increase your energy and stamina to healthier levels, but to what extent, is the question? It’s a vitally important step but not the whole solution.  If you’re read any of our previous articles, you will know there is a common theme we always stress about maintaining one’s overall health and well being. What is that theme?

Do all the many basic healthy things and activities such staying active and eating healthy routinely that will give you the added-assurance that you are doing as much as possible to assure you are in optimal health, which is confirmed in a 2018 NIH “Keep Active and Eat Healthy to Improve Well-being and Feel Great” research.

What are the basics? Why You Need is a Good Night’s Sleep, per a 2013 NIH “Benefits of Slumber” study! Get a minimum 7 hours of restful sleep. The evidence of physical activity, per a 2006 CMAJ (NIH) study; and moderately exercise daily. Doing some fun and games things everyday, per a National Institute of Aging “Participating In Activities You Enjoy” research, you enjoy and makes you laugh. Use meditation or some form of relaxation techniques daily, per a NIH “Relaxation Techniques For Health” study. Spend time with your family and your pet (pets), , and confirm the proof why pets are healthy for you, according to an NIH “The Power of Pets” research.

Read or learn a new skill, spend time in nature and enjoy the healing wonders of nature, per a Harvard Health “Sour Mood Getting You Down: Get Back To Nature” study. It’s also important to live in a healthy environment. Learn the proof on air pollution from World Health Organization (WHO) “How Air Pollution Is Destroying Our Health” research. Eat the proper well-balanced, nutrition foods. Here’s a thought you may not entertain, never the less, it’s still worth mentioning.

Want to find out if one of your innate gifts is a “green thumb”? Why not start your own “backyard garden”? Not only will you getting sufficient exercise and enjoying the benefits of nature, but also will be growing the freshest, organic, non-GMO, fruits, veggies, raw nuts, and edible flower seeds available on the planet, because you have control of what’s planted in your own garden, according to a 2017 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (NIH) study. In addition, you’ll want to supplement your diet with the all natural Adaptogen Peruvian Maca. Let’s cover the two most important and basic healthy things you can do.

Eat well-balanced nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is one of the primary things you can do on a daily basis to maintain your overall health and well being. Eat fresh, with emphasis on “fresh”, the fresher the better, balanced, nutritious foods. All the foods you consume should be certified organic, non-GMO (none genetically modified), low in fat and sugar, high in fiber, foods, per a 2012 Journal of Midwifery Womens Health (NIH) study. Buying fresh is vital, because foods loose as much as 55 percent of its nutritional value, if not consumed fresh, found a University Of California Davis “Maximizing the Nutritional Value of Fruits and Vegetables” research.

Certified-organic and non-GMO foods, are not grown with harmful chemical fertilizers, or additives, and are not sprayed with chemical pesticides, which is much safer for your health, found a 2017 Environmental Health (NIH) study.  And, that well-balanced, nutritious diet is commonly referred to as the “Mediterranean Diet”, with the addition of more virgin olive oil and raw nuts, is the best choice for your overall health and well being.

Not only will you help your heart and cardiovascular health, but your overall health and well being.  The Mediterranean Diet is considered to be the healthiest diet, according to T.H. Chan Harvard School Of Public Health “Diet Review: The Mediterranean Diet” 2018 research.

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Healthy Mediterranean Diet

It consists of eating fresh organic fruits and veggies, and whole grains, with extra virgin olive oil, the main ingredient. The diet includes low-fat dairy, high protein, cold water, or wild-caught fish and seafood, and meats, as long as the meats are lean, organic, grass-fed finished, or free-range finished, meats, and eggs, and fermented wine, in moderate amounts.

For additional information and documented studies on these types of lean, high protein meats, and fish, and where to purchase them, use these links:

Fresh Lean Organic Grass-fed Finished Red Meats, Lean Organic Free-Range Finished Poultry, Organic Grass-Fed Finished Brown Eggs, Organic Grass-Fed Finished Dairy (A), and Wild-Caught Fish and Seafood. (A)

All your fruits and veggies can be bought fresh locally at least nine months out of the year. Find a local organic farmer that sells fresh, organic, GMO free fruits and veggies and then buy them there. Remember, grocery store foods are not guaranteed for freshness or do they certify the food is organic, although they may stock a few certified organic fruits and veggies.

For more information on fresh, organic, GMO-free, fruits, and vegetables, raw nuts and edible flower seeds (A), or to purchase them, use this link. Other healthy components of the Mediterranean Diet include copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil; naturally fermented foods; whole grains, sprouted grains, and complex carbs; fresh herbs and spices, antioxidant drinks and dark chocolate. (A)

Supplementing with the natural Adaptogen Peruvian Maca. For added nutritional benefits and assurance to eating fresh nutritious foods, supplement your diet with a natural, organic, non-GMO, healing whole food Adaptogen Peruvian Maca, which will provide you with all the benefits of fresh nutritional whole foods.

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Healthy Healing Adaptogen Peruvian Maca

Adaptogens are a unique class of natural-growing plants (only a few recognized world-wide), that have the ability to assist the human body to “adapt” and naturally function properly, by providing a “normalizing effect”, a balancing effect, to harmful stressors, oxidation, inflammation, and other harmful situations, infections, and diseases.

So, what is in P Maca root that makes it such an incredible natural-healing, or medicinal plant? Per the 2012 Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH) study, Peruvian Maca is a highly-nutritious whole food organically-grown and cultivated, non-GMO (non-genetically modified), on small family farms in Peru.

One ounce (28 grams) of P Maca contains the following nutritious substances: 91 calories, 20 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of fat, 133% of RDI vitamin C, 85% RDI copper, 23% RDI iron, 16% RDI potassium, 15% RDI Manganese, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6.

P Maca also contains 19 essential amino acids, trace minerals zinc, selenium, boron, and others, several glucosinolates plant substances, 20 free fatty acids, and two unique plant compounds macaenes and macamides (uniquely only found in Maca).  To learn about P Maca history and various forms available for purchase, and to purchase it, read these reviews ““Maca Powder Health Benefits” (A) and ““Benefits In Maca”.

Hope you enjoyed reading Explore Talent and it has helped you and you are developing your unique gifts or talents and you are using them, particularly to help others. We know you are now feeling very fortunate, and you are having fun and living a more meaningful, fulfilling, and successful life.

However, if you haven’t reached that threshhold yet, I urge you to embrace the fact that you are indeed among the talented, even if you haven’t found it? Use this information supplied in this article to find those special gifts and talents, because they are there, and it’s never too late to find them. So, keep looking until you do!

(1) Believe In Yourself Video
(2) TED Video

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