1st year anniversary party pix


Friday the 13th proved itself to be a night of surprises.  From our gracious guests, to the flowers and wine, the love was felt in the air.  Thank you to all that have supported Violet Quartz Wellness, together we grow stronger everyday.

 

Linda(one of our extraordinary members and long time supporter) and Erica Otto at the 1 year anniversary party.

 

Beautiful flowers from many quests xo

Yummy Cupcakes…

Our host Erica Otto

Mingling

Kelly xo

 

Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Hello

Just writing a little entry to say to all of our members that I am very excited to meet all of you and be a part of the team!

To get us started I am going to share a health tip of the day:

Did you know we are made of 70% water and hte daily recommened water intake is 8 glasses of water every day. Are you getting enough?

Also did you now that thoughts influence how water molecules interact with each other… positive thoughts lead to beautiful formations. Masaru Emoto takes picture of this phenomena. Check it out here. For more information on Masaru Emoto’s work click here.

 

Saturday: the law of Dharma

Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how are are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talent and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Friday: the law of detachment

Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions- allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and you path to freedom.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Thursday:The law of intention and desire

Inherent in every intention and desires is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make s list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Wednesday: the law of least effort

Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.

Brought to you by the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra.

 

Latest research

Exciting news for those of you trying to reduce your waistlines…

Obesity is a prevalent public health problem associated with a number of severe health effects and those over 40 are at increased risk of being overweight. This risk may be due to a decrease in energy expenditure, reduced energy requirements, or an increased susceptibility to excess energy consumption in this stage of life. Increasing daily water consumption is widely recognized as a weight loss strategy, yet there is actually little data to support this. From studies that are available, it has been shown that:

  1. Energy intake (EI) is significantly lower in water drinkers than non-water drinkers (1),
  2. substituting water for energy-containing beverages decreases self-reported EI (2)
  3. increasing self-reported daily water consumption by 1 litre or more in overweight women is associated with increased weight loss (3), and
  4. water consumption with a meal reduces ratings of hunger and increases ratings of satiety (4,5).

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that pre-meal water consumption would lead to greater weight loss in older overweight and obese individuals consuming a hypocaloric diet. The secondary objective was to determine if water intake before a meal to reduce meal EI is sustained after a 12-week period of increased water consumption in older overweight and obese adults.

  • Both groups (with and without water prior to eating) experienced significant weight loss but a greater decline in weight (44% greater) was found for the water group.
  • The decline in total fat mass was greater for the water group.
  • Mean daily EI, energy and ED (energy density) from food, and beverage ED declined similarly in both groups.
  • Total dietary ED from food and beverage declined more in the water group as compared to the non-water group.
  • The water group participants demonstrated greater increases in water and total fluid consumption than the non-water group participants.
  • There were no differences between groups for all other outcome measures.
  • No gender differences were found for measures in the groups.

 

Sometimes laughter is all you need….

WARNING: the following link is crass, but funny none the less. View at your own risk.

Awkward workouts

 

Catch the olympic spirit!

To day is day 98 of the olympic torch rely and it’s coming to Squamish! Come participate in the festivities at Brennan Park.

To see the route click here.

 

Update on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 9:11PM by Registered Commentervioletquartzwellness

WOW! Was that ever cool. I attended the Lions Bay torch celebration, and it was amazing. Catch a glimpse….