Thursday, September 28, 2017

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset allows you to Live Abundantly. . .

"In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it."
 — Carol Dweck, Stanford University

Too many people have the fixed mindset that they are the way they are because that's just who they are . . . they believe they are stuck because they are not made to be any other way.
Getting healthier . . . so many people believe their body makeup or their health issues will not allow them to make changes and have success. They've tried in the past and failed. They believe that failure determined their future success. They are living in a fixed mindset that they will fail again and they are not capable of the healthy lifestyle.
Athletics/Music/Art . . . so many believe you are born with or without a certain talent and never work towards their passion or goal. So many have been fed lies because of the arena of beliefs they have walked through. So many just never try to push and work towards their dreams because they feel they do not fit the mold.
. . . I had an elementary PE teacher that was my neighbor, but she was also an artist. I would visit her often and learn how to draw and paint. Over and over I would ask her if this was correct. Did I do it right? She would tell me that I am the artist and if I saw it that way then it was correct. She continued to show me techniques, and I grew to be artistic and creative. She developed a growth mindset in me, and I believed I was an artist and I could create beauty. Eventually I did create artistic pieces and continued to grow in my creativity. Am I creative in everyone's eyes? . . . I seriously doubt it, but I didn't give up because my growth mindset was developed. That day I developed a mindset that there is a way to achieve anything you want to achieve. . . Some would call me a "dreamer". I believe that we can achieve anything we want as long as it is in God's will for our life. It may not, and probably won't, be easy and it most likely it will cause some pain along the way . . . but growth towards our passion will happen and bring us closer to success.
Academics . . . Many say or believe that they just don't have the intelligence to accomplish those kind of grades or that type of career. Many have low expectations of themselves because of past failures so they have a fixed mindset of what they can and cannot achieve academically. Many students just don't do an assignment because they feel they can not do it on their own or that they will fail anyway so why try. Many teachers and professors that do not foster student growth mindset have a fixed mindset of what a student can and cannot achieve due to the student's past success and failures. . . this hurts my heart! Students may fail but they need to be encouraged to try again and taught how to accomplish the expectations - this is where help and tutoring may come into play - some have to work harder than others but growth mindset must be established so the student doesn't quit because of failure. . . students and teachers both require a growth mindset for a successful learning environment.
To live abundantly and live out our passion, we need to think with a growth mindset instead of fixed mindset . . . Growth mindset encourages us to believe we can grow towards whatever we want to accomplish. When we set our mindset on growth, we see failure as an opportunity to grow, not the determinate that we cannot do something. Failures are learning opportunities to become a better version of ourselves. Failure allows us to examine our inner strength to push harder. It allows for us to ask ourselves "why". Why am I going to continue when I just failed or it was too hard? Why am I going to quit when I could possibly take what I just learned and grow and build on that knowledge to succeed next time?
Too many times we quit because we have fixed expectations or perceptions in our mind that we are not capable or worthy of the passion or goal we are reaching to achieve.
Crush that fixed mindset and begin to believe that you can grow into the life of abundance that you want. Why not you?
Passion with a growth mindset paired with perseverance will allow you to achieve anything that you want to achieve. You might have to work just a little harder than the next person, but it doesn't mean you are not destined for greatness.
One step at a time. . . Break through one wall and move up to the next step. Then the next and the next. Eventually with each step you will be at the top with a growth at each step. If you climb back down each step, it will now be easier to climb back up because you learned the success of each step (you didn't take the easy way up without learning and growing), and now you have an opportunity to help someone else breakthrough each wall and make it to the top with you.
There is no elevator to success in a growth mindset. A fixed mindset looks for ways to take the easy route or "find an elevator" so they do not have to experience hardships. But we do find tools along the way to kickstart the journey, but it doesn't mean we skipped the hard work. They learn study skills, they find weight loss or exercise programs that lead them towards success, or they find certain artistic tools that help them paint better. We are all made differently and find what works and helps us grow. Hardships are a part of growth and long lasting success. . . and giving you the capability to help others develop a growth mindset and success.
When school work is hard, do you cheat or get someone else to do your work? If so, you took an elevator. If you go through the struggles and learn with each assignment, then the next assignment will be easier.
To live abundantly, a GROWTH MINDSET is necessary. . . God has a purpose of greatness placed before each one of us: as seen in Ephesians 2:10, "You are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do".

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Keto Pumpkin Waffles

Keto Pumpkin Waffles are a great way to celebrate the fall season! Imagine the smell in the kitchen and the joyfullness in the hearts. πŸπŸŽƒ ❤️

πŸŽƒ ~ Recipe ~ πŸŽƒ
1 pkg Keto//KREME FFT® 
2 Tbsp Almond Flour
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup Organic Canned Pumpkin
1/3 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tap vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix above ingredients in a shaker bottle and pour onto greased waffle iron.

Top the waffles with some whipped cream and sugar free syrup.❤️πŸ’›

5 Tips to get into Ketosis

Ketosis is a metabolic state where most of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. Ketosis is characterized by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. However, with ketone supplementation Ketosis can actually be induced even when there are high levels of blood glucose.

Being in a state of ketosis is a very safe process. This is a naturally occurring process in the body when you break down fat. Most people have been in ketosis at some point, due to exercise or dietary changes, although not usually long enough to experience the amazing benefits conferred through elevated ketones over an extended period of time. 

In fact, our ancestors lived very well on ketones. They lived in a time of feast or famine. In the twenty-first century, we have not had to worry about the feminine. We have fast food restaurants that are open 24 hours a day, grocery stores, and many many options to find something to eat. Our ancesters did not have the conveniences that we have; therefore they took what they could get from the land when they could. When meat was available that's what they ate. When berries were available that's what they ate. So when there was a  faminine how did they survive? There bodies were designed to convert it's fat into ketones. Our bodies are made to use two fuel sources: ketones and glucose.

But this day in time, our bodies are not having to convert fat into ketones. We have so many options of glucose to choose from. Glucose, or better known as carbs, are the food of choice for comfort and fellowship. It is everywhere in bread, pasta, grains, sweets, and prepackaged snacks and meals. We are in glucose overload and our bodies were not designed to live like this. An abundance of glucose is causing so many harmful side effects and illnesses in our bodies. Here is a great explaining the harm that we are doing to our bodies: "Using-diet-variation-to-lose-weight". I do not see a famine in our future with all the convenient ways to get food now, so we are going to have to make choices to live a life of abundance. 

Here are 5 tips to get your body into ketosis to allow your body to heal. . . 

1. Restrict your carb consumption to 20 grams a day. When you restrict your carbs, you allow your body to convert fat to ketones for long lasting fuel. 
 low-carb diet limits carbohydrates, such as those found in grains, starchy vegetables and fruit and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist. Each diet has restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates you can eat. A keto diet restricts carbs to 5%, protein 20%, and fats 75%. A keto diet is generally used for losing weight by putting one's body into a ketosis state. When one's body does not have glucose for fuel, it will convert fats into fuel. 

2. Consuming coconut oil can aid in the process of making ketones. It contains fats that are called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT can be used immediately for fuel or converted into ketones. Dr. Mary Newport has researched the effects of coconut oil in people with Alzheimer's disease and other nervous system disorders. She has a great organic coconut oil that is conveniently packaged for cooking or adding to drinks and food. Purchase Dr. Mary Newport's 1:4:3 Coconut Oil

3. Increase your physical activity to aid in the process of ketosis. Exercise uses various forms of energy for fuel, such as amino acids, fats and carbohydrates. The more you exercise, the more you deplete your body of its reserves, including glycogen. The more glycogen you deplete, the less your body has to use for available energy. When your glycogen levels drop low enough, you enter ketosis. While light exercise will slowly deplete your blood sugar, exercise intensity plays a significant role in not only how quickly you enter ketosis, but how easily you maintain ketosis.
4. Consume healthy fats in your diet to stay fueled and full. Rather than drawing energy from glucose, a person in ketosis stays fueled off of these circulating ketones or ketone bodies — essentially, burning fat for fuel. This is the principal goal of the ketogenic diet, which can be achieved by adhering to a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet with only moderate amounts of protein.When consuming healthy fats. One will feel full and suppress their appetite. Also when restricting a carbohydrates, a fuel source is needed. Fats provide long lasting energy and help with sluggish feeling when first trying to change into the Keto lifestyle. 
5. Use ketone supplementation as a tool to help you jump start the ketosis process while you adjust to the new lifestyle. It is great to supplement with ketones when ketosis is achieved. Our bodies are capable of using ketones and glucose for fuel. If you have a "chef" day or Monet, supplementation will help keep your body functioning on ketones instead of just glucose. Supplements are water-soluble and do not require the usage of your liver to make the ketone bodies. Ketone Supplements have just become readily available in the last couple of years. Pruvit leads the ketone conversation and research. Click here to request samples

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Victory Over the Pit. . .

Victory Over the Pit. . . 

We can use Joseph as encouragement. . . For many years Joseph's story has encouraged me to choose joy and wait patiently for the "palace".

Joseph was thrown into a pit but came out in a palace. Our pit may be financial, illness, disease, physical pain, emotional pain, death of a loved one(s), slander, abuse, self-image, and/or broken relationships. Whatever the pit may be, God can turn it into something incredible. Just hold on, have faith, learn all you can, and prepare for the joy and life of abundance. Joseph didn't have an easy path or a quick journey; he never became bitter and he found joy through the storms. We can also find joy in the storms and trust that it takes time for God to prepare us for the life of abundance that He has planned for us. 

#liveabundantly #victoryoverthepit #choosejoy #faith #pamrobinson

Believe that the Door of Abundance is Waiting on You

Our journeys are not always easy, but they prepare us for the perfect path ahead! Our hardships are not meaningless. Sometimes we have to learn certain skills or knowledge before we can unlock the next blessing. Look for opportunities to become a better version of you. Be ready when that next door opens. You have a door waiting for you to unlock it! Believe in yourself and believe you are going to live a life of abundance! 
#liveabundantly #pamrobinson. #choosejoy #itsnotmeaningless