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Easy and Free Ways to Raise Money for your Favorite Charity!

It's January! The streets (and internet) are a buzz with resolutions, power words goals and fitness! We are looking at how we can take better care of ourselves as well as others. That normally takes time or money. Both are resources that seem to be tight after a long holiday season. So how do you help the charities that are so near and dear to your heart? There are so many great causes out there, but we are often limited to helping one or two. Well, that is no longer the case! Two apps are here to help you give while you are doing other activities.

They are helping you multiply your time and that is a good thing!

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Here at THLP we are all about simplifying and multiplying our efforts. Enter the Charity Miles and Donate a Photo apps! Each app allows you to support a charity of your choosing while already doing something that you normally do! Exercising and taking pictures! 

How do they work?

Charity Miles

 

  1. Download the app
  2. Create a profile
  3. Choose the Healthy Living Revolution Team
  4. Start raising money while you get fit!
  5. Feel great that you did something for you and someone else!

Large corporations, register as sponsors. You choose the charity and a corporation is assigned to sponsor your activity. There are ads that will pop up, but I just put my phone in my water bottle holder and I am on my way! 

Listed below are just a few of the charities that can benefit from your exercise!

Girls On The Run
– Empowering girls through running

Special Olympics
– Empower athletes with intellectual disabilities

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
– Cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

She’s the First
– Educate girls in low-income countries

Soles4Souls
– Provide shoes to fight poverty worldwide

Nothing But Nets
– Provide anti-malaria bednets

Back On My Feet
– Empower people experiencing homelessness

The Ironman Foundation
– Get kids active

Foundation of the NSNA
– Support our future nurses

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
– Cure Parkinson’s Disease

Autism Speaks
– Support Autism research

World Wildlife Fund
– Protect nature and wildlife

Stand Up To Cancer
– Fund cancer research

ASPCA
– Protect Animals

Alzheimer’s Association
– Support Alzheimer’s research

USO
– Support our service members

Team Red, White & Blue
– Enrich the lives of American veterans

Feeding America
– Fight hunger in America

ALS Association
– Fighting to treat and cure ALS

Habitat for Humanity
– Provide housing to people worldwide

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
– Move towards a world free of MS

Wounded Warrior Project
– Honor and empower wounded warriors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
– Cure and treat childhood cancer

Charity: Water
– Provide clean and safe drinking water

National Park Foundation
– Protect our National parks


Our friends at Healthy Living Revolution, created a Charity Miles team and we have been having a great time being part of it and raising money while we get fit!

At the time of this post

our team has logged over 40,000 miles for charity!


Donate a Photo

  1. Download the app
  2. Create a profile
  3. Take a photo and share!
  4. Set the reminders for you to take a picture every day
  5. Feel great about your good deed!

It seems that Donate a Photo has a few different types of campaigns. Campaigns that help an unlimited amount of people, campaigns that will help a maximum number of people (you can tell by the __ of __ helped counter on the campaign, and inactive campaigns that we closed once the commitment was made. They layout their campaigns in categories and completed.

The categories are: 

  • Women's and Children's Health
  • Healthy Families
  • Health Workforce
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Disease Challenges
  • Essential Surgery
  • Education and Equality
  • Emergency Relief

If you join either app to start raising money, tag us on your social media shares or use the #thehealthylifeproject so we can celebrate you! 

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How To Pick Your Word For The Year

I love new beginnings!

A new adventure energizes me and gets me excited for life. I get giddy just thinking about the possibility of a new beginning. What makes me even more excited than the actual new beginning is preparing for it! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is my JAM! I love all that it is. For me, it is the reflection of time past and the dreams of the future that gets me giddy.

 

A fresh start. Unlimited possibilities. #swoon

It is time to pick a word for the year!

I have a system that I go through and I thought I would share it with you incase you are not sure how people decide on their word/action, or you have chosen one that didn’t work well and you would like to “get it right” this year.

I have created a handy dandy printable for you so you can cozy up on the couch with your comfy socks, your favorite pen and a cup of something warm and delicious while you go through the exercise.

How To Pick Your Word Workbook

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Download this workbook and set yourself up for success for the upcoming year or as a reset at any time!!

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Steps to choosing your word or action for the year.

What do you want to focus on?

Are you looking for something to weave in every part of your life or are you considering something specific like your finances?

Why do you want to choose this action?

Is this something your friend is doing and you thought it would be great for you? Or did you hear about it on a news report and it sounds glamorous?

Does this have a positive feeling?

Negative feelings from the past aren't necessarily a bad thing if they fuel you to make positive changes. But losing weight because you have always hated your thighs may not be the positive motivation you will need to uphold the action needed.

How could this action affect your life?

Will you be changing jobs? How does that affect your drive time? Will you travel more?

Do you want to read a book a week? Then you will be carving out an hour or so a day to read. Does that mean you have to cut back on the amount of tv you watch?

Are you going to train for a marathon? When will you run? How much do the shoes, gear and race entry cost?

What are the potential positive results?

You will earn more money in a new job and you will be able to start saving for a rainy day or to take a vacation.

You will be able to travel the world through books or learn about an unlimited amount of topics.

You will be more fit, cross off a bucket item and make new friends through your training clubs.

What are the potential negative results?

You may have a longer commute and end up spending your new salary on a new car needed for the commute.

Your friends may spoil the ending if your favorite show.

You may need messages or physical therapy during training. Does your insurance cover this? What would the financial cost be?

Can you incorporate it into all the aspects of your life?

Home, Family, Marriage, Work, Mental, Spiritual & Physical Health

Do you have mental space for this action?

Does it require you to learn something new? Are you starting a new position at work, but want to also learn a new skill?

Do you have space in your calendar for this action?

Will it require time? What will I say “no” to in order to say “yes” to this?

Do you have the physical ability for this action?

Are you 4’11”, but want to be a professional basketball player?

Do you have the money for this action?

If not, where will you get it from?

What will it mean if you do not carry out this action?

Are others affected if you do not do this? 

 

So tell me! Does your word hold up to the test?

This next part is like a pick your own adventure book.

If it does, congratulations!!!! Continue on and fill in the statement below.

If your word did not hold up to the test, look to see why it didn’t hold up and go through the process with a new word or action.

 

My word of action for this year is ________. I am excited for it to improve my _______ and I am okay to saying no to ________ in order to support my choice.

Write your statement out in several places (bathroom mirror, your planner, your phone, a sticky note on your computer) to keep it in the forefront of your mind!

I would LOVE to know what your word or action is.

Comment below or post your new statement on social media and tag us! 
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Wishing you the best year ever!

You Don't Need Anyone's Permission to Succeed!

You don't need anyone's permission

to be successful.

That is totally the truth.


 Let's talk about this for a second. From the time that we can remember, even as far back as preschool, we have been getting permission to be successful. I can remember back when I was in preschool and I needed to get permission to move up to the next level of reading books. I so wanted to get to that next level of reading books, but I needed permission from my teacher before she would let me go into the magical next level basket to pick out those reading books. 

We had grades. You needed permission to get into the AP classes. You needed to get permission to get into the special tracks. There was an architecture track in my high school that I probably would have done a lot better in math at if I had known it was there. But guess what: I didn't get permission to even try it out because numbers and I don't along too much.

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Your GPA. What does your GPA give you permission to do? To apply to different colleges. 

Experience. In the corporate world (almost any job really), you need experience in order to get permission to go into those positions. Your yearly review gives you permission to get a raise or a promotion.

When you're dealing with your health, it seems like everyone is trying to give you permission in different ways. You need to eat this way. You need to eat that way. You need to sleep this way. You need to do *this*. You need to drink *this*. You need to do *that*. You need to work out like *this*. Oh my goodness!

Parenting! Friendships! Marriage!

When we moved here I was told "you can't find a house for "that amount". Guess what? I didn't need anyone's permission to do something almost unheard of. I was able to do it.

Nobody needs to give you the permission to succeed. It has been ingrained in us for so long to get permission, that sometimes we don't even realize that we're waiting for it.

We're looking for it in different ways. In an article that tells us that we are parenting the "right way". That  article that tells me *this* is the best way to school my children. Nobody needs to give you permission. Well, okay, there are some laws but you know where I'm going with this.

People don't need to understand how you're going to do what you would like to do. They don't need to understand how you're going to get from A to B. They don't need to see how it's going to work. Sometimes YOU don't even need to see how it's going to work. You just need to have a tiny little bit of belief in yourself to take that step forward, and keep taking those steps, and not letting all of the "permission getting" get in your way.
                   

You've got your goal. You've got your dream. You've got your path. Step down that path one step at a time, and know that there are other ways than the standard option. Understand and acknowledge that there is the standard way, but don't let it sway you. Don't let it take you off the path. Remember that nobody (as long as you're not doing anything illegal or hurting anyone) needs to approve what you want to do. Only you. You do not need anyone's permission to succeed.


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If you saw Nikol's video talking about some of her tell tale signs that she is in the need of a detox, you may be wondering what exactly the Shred10 is.

The Shred10 is a 4 month detox process with a 10 day kickstart or booster depending on where you are in the process. For us, it has become a way of life. After experiencing how good it feels to eat healthy, we aren't sure why we ever go back to eating poorly, but such is life and we do. Meaning we need to shred those toxins that built up again and again. Here is a quick video from the creators of the program.

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FREE Health Roadmap! Your First 7 Steps to a Healthier Life!

There is nothing we love more than accurate, reliable information and a roadmap to success. All too often we can get lost in the thousands of articles on what is the best way to do <insert topic here>, being left with hours or even days lost in our lives and we are more confused than ever. While we researched this very topic, we noticed that there was a trend among all the health giants and our most trusted resources. One being, eat more fruits and vegetables. But outside of that, there were more common threads.

We have taken the lead from our most trusted sources and put together a simple formula for you to start on your health journey. Depending on where you are, this may seem super easy or completely overwhelming.

Your First 7 Steps to a Healthier Life! The Healthy Life Project

 

If you have already made some of the changes we suggest. Take an audit at how well you are doing. Since nobody is perfect, you will find room for improvement. Take this opportunity to level-up your health game.

If you are just trying to stay out of the fast food lane, breathe and certainly don't try to make all of these changes at once. Pick ONE and work on that for 30 days, then choose another to add. Pop into our FREE Facebook community and share your wins with us!

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