Making Things Better — Orlando Espinosa

The purpose of life is to live, learn, love and to contribute in some way to making things better for others.

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“…everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different.” ― Andy Andrews

“Good advice for anyone wanting to make an impact with a product, a service or even a message is to differentiate yourself.” ― Donny Ingram

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” ― Mandy Hale

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Reduce the risk of heart disease by going vegetarian or eating nuts

If you’re already going meat-free once a week, you might want to turn it into a daily habit and go nuts while you’re at it for the sake of your heart.  A recent study found that eating a vegetarian diet cuts the risk of developing heart failure, while another study found that frequent snacking on nuts can also improve your ticker’s health.

The first study, conducted by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine in New York, looked at five diets categorized as convenience (which includes red meats and fast foods), plant-based, sweets, southern and alcohol/salads.

Of the five diets, the study found that people who ate a plant-based diet most of the time had a 42% decreased risk of developing heart failure compared to people who ate fewer plant-based foods when adjusted for age, sex and race of the participants and other risk factors.

“Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don’t already have it,” said Dr. Kyla Lara, lead author of the study.

The findings were based on data collected from 15,569 participants without known coronary artery disease or heart failure over a four-year period.

The second study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that eating a handful of nuts a couple times a week can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter.

Based on data collected from over 200,000 people, Harvard University researchers found that those who ate walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans and peanuts two or more times a week were 23% less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 15% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease.   (*Source: Toronto SUN, November 14, 2017)

(*http://torontosun.com/health/diet-fitness/reduce-the-risk-of-heart-disease-by-going-vegetarian-or-eating-nuts-studies-say)

Get Rid of Things — Orlando Espinosa

Sometimes we need to get rid of certain things in our lives in order to keep things in perspective! What are you willing to get rid of in order to keep your perspective in view?

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“Reject what you don’t want.  Get rid of dead wood.” ~ Daryl Hall

“Never be desperate.  Get rid of insecurities.  Believe in yourself.  Know what you want and go out and get it.” ~ Monald Rabbit

Words Have Power — Orlando Espinosa

Be careful with what you say! Your words have creative power. Your words can build up or tear down. Your words can bring victory or defeat. Your words affect your future. You can speak life and encouragement, or strife and division. When you speak negative words over your life, you set into motion the very […]

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“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.  We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.  Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” ~ Yehuda Berg

Living It Up — Orlando Espinosa

Life is too short to spend it thinking of past mistakes. Move forward and don’t look back. Celebrate! Live! Love and Laugh! Just enjoy Life!!

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“Life is too short not to enjoy it.” ~ Glen Campbell

“Enjoy life while you can.  It can be taken in a heart beat.” ~ Jasmin Morin

“Life is too short to worry about anything.  You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” ~ Eric Davis

What You Have Control Over — Orlando Espinosa

Don’t dwell on things that are out of your control and instead focus on what you have control over. There are people in worse predicaments than yours.

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“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Lou Holtz

“It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.” ~ Zig Ziglar