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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Teens, Yoga and the Rest of Us

Who says you can't learn anything from teenagers?  Many teens are far smarter than myself when it comes to relaxation and stress relief.  They live active lifestyles with a myriad of sports activities to keep them physically balanced and healthy.  I was surprised to learn that they are even into Yoga.  Edmonton teens turn to yoga as stress-reliever  

Yoga is a great alternative for those of us whose bodies have aged and are feeling the aches and pains of daily living.  There is no high impact Jillian Michael's jumping up and down or Billy Blank's  kicking and punching - just nice and slow movements to gently stretch my under or over used muscles.  Unlike the many challenges of going to the gym,  I can do this at home on my carpet (no Bowflex required).  My massage therapist may even thank me for making her job easier. 

Let's face it, Yoga is probably the easiest way for us reluctant exercisers to relax and rejuvenate ourselves.  If you want even easier you should try the David Delight.  Wait...isn't taking the easy way out something a teenager would do?


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Virtual Assistants ~ Fancy Hands

I recently used a service called Fancy Hands. For $25/month I get 5 requests for them to do things like book appointments, generate a spreadsheet for lists found on the Internet, pick your players for your company hockey pool etc. For a little bit extra you can mail them a stack of business cards for them to generate a list of people you need to send Christmas cards to. They could also send the Christmas cards on your behalf for an extra charge. The turn around time is pretty good. Everything I asked for was done within a week (the same task I gave them took me an entire day), some within the same day. You can specify the details in the e-mail you send to them.

As a Mind Alive distributor you can use them to generate lists of potential clients especially if you sell business to business. For example, if you want the names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses and websites of all the chiropractors in your area you can send Fancy Hands a website such as http://www.chirodirectory.com/ and ask them to send you a spreadsheet with the following fields you're interested in, say name, mailing address and phone number for a specific city such as Sacramento, CA.

Once you have all that information at your finger tips you can do a number of things, such as ask Fancy Hands in a separate request to mail these chiropractors information about AVE and how it will benefit their practice. They have an extra charge for this service, but it saves you from having to do the work! Then if anyone replies to your advertising you can have Fancy Hands set up an appointment for you or make reservations for a business lunch.

I hope you found this helpful. I quite like the service and will continue to find uses for it :)

~ S

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Monday, December 12, 2011


The Morning Coffee Routine

Do you drink coffee as an upper in the morning? From a physiological perspective it seems like a bad idea, because normally your body is dehydrated in the morning from fasting all night, thus drinking a diuretic doesn't make a lot of sense. Also, coffee has been shown to slightly increase blood pressure, which may lead to hypertension. Yes, caffeine wakes you up, but a better approach if you have an audio visual entrainment device is to run a Beta session immediately after you hit the snooze button.

The reason you'd run a Beta session is because good, strong beta brain waves (14-40 Hz)  make us sharper, more focused and alert, which if you commute to work in Alberta you'll need every advantage. Winter driving can be scary, especially since many drivers, like me, don't change over to winter tires and those who have winter tires can be a bit over confident that their tires will save from disaster, commonly known as black ice. Even in summer, driving has many hazards so it's good to be alert and thinking clearly. Another big advantage of AVE over coffee is you run the session at home and leave your AVE there. Taking your coffee with you in the car probably won't net you a distracted driving ticket, but definitely increases your chance of an accident, especially if you spill hot coffee on yourself.

With AVE you'll be ready to face the day without the morning mental fog and since you don't need coffee you can reach for a glass of water to rehydrate your body. Having protein first thing in the morning controls your hunger cravings through out the day, increasing productivity and decreasing the need for sugary treats through out the day to stay awake. AVE is a great tool for better health, but it's only a tool. You still need to have a healthy lifestyle and positive outlook on life.


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Incorporated in 1981, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mind Alive Inc specializes in brain technology. Our flagship technology is audio-visual entrainment (AVE), and we manufacture the DAVID brand devices. Other products include the Oasis line of cranio-electro stimulators (CES) and transcranial DC Stimulators (tDCS). Mind Alive is the leader in all of these technologies and has patents for both AVE and CES.


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