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Passion changes everything

As a health and wellness consultant I have had the honor to work with thousands of people over the years. Many of them are leading incredibly busy lives juggling a family while working one or two jobs, taking care of a home, pets and if there is time at the end of the day, taking care of themselves.

After getting to know personalities, seeing negative work environments, noticing extremely hectic schedules, and even witnessing tears (much more often than you would think), I conclude many aren’t overwhelmingly happy. In fact they are downright stressed, which leads to unhappiness.

When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, most people focus on diet and exercise, but rarely take into account the destructive forces of stress and unhappiness.

“Be aware when you are doing something you love. It is biochemically impossible to be stressed and feel grateful at the same time.” Dr. Libby Weaver, PhD.

I am eternally grateful for my career and the opportunities that I have been given. I truly LOVE what I do for a living, which is to educate, inspire, and empower people to lead a healthy lifestyle. It rarely feels like “work.” It’s incredibly rewarding to help people help themselves, one baby step or one giant step at a time. Lives transform before me. For that, I am grateful everyday. It makes me a better mother, wife and person.

But, it wasn’t always this way. I remember crying in the shower on the rock bottom day of my previous career. That day, my sadness was very real physical pain. I paused and asked myself “Why are you doing this to yourself? STOP!” The pain and stress to compensation ratio was not worth it. Then I asked myself, “What am I passionate about?” Answer: Living a healthy lifestyle.

That changed everything.

My passion is my “Why.” It is the driving force behind all that I do. It fuels my fire. I don’t wish hitting “rock bottom” on anyone but sometimes it is a necessary wake up call. Tough love.

Are you passionate about what you do? Does if feel more like work or fun? Does it keep you up at night? If not, maybe it’s time for positive change in a new direction. Your health just may depend on it.

Supermarket News

Make a Big Play to Connect Bakery to Your Customers’ Passion

Oct. 17, 2013  | Supermarket News

Eating that’s fun and social could inspire freer spending on food—some in-store bakeries already leverage this year-round.

NFL Football fans have ravenous appetites when they watch games. Millions ‘homegate’ each week to view and eat with friends and family—and supermarkets capitalize.

Food stores can do even better—by adding NFL-licensed cakes and cupcakes to their playbook of deli and barbecue foods, chips, beer and soda. Why? Passionate fans want their favorite NFL teams to be part of their season experience and year-round celebrations such as birthdays. Bigger baskets and more trips, 12 months of the year

Supermarket News

Italy: Turkish cherry season starts at Cherry Passion

Available until the end of July
Italy: Turkish cherry season starts at Cherry Passion
“As usual, we started importing Salihli and Napoleon Turkish cherries with 26+ and 28+ grades and in 5kg boxes”, announces Stefano Pezzo, sales manager for Cherry Passion Srl.

“In the Verona area we are still harvesting cherries, though they have smaller grades than the Turkish ones. We are expecting a long season, definitely until the end of July.”

“Unfortunately demand is not very high in Italy, especially since the quality was not very good, but from now on we are confident consumers will trust our excellent quality product.”

Stefano Pezzo

Cherry Passion Srl
V.le del Lavoro, 54
37036 San Martino Buon Albergo (VR)
Tel.: (+39) 045 8781138
Fax: (+39) 045 8795266
Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 7/4/2013