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I'm writing this note to you as I'm tipsy on wine and on life.
We've had a crazy month. Both good crazy and bad crazy. Hence me squeaking this April edition in on the last possible day!
The bad crazy: We left everything and rushed to Nebraska earlier this month on news that Andy's brother had to undergo emergency heart surgery to replace an infected artificial valve (there due to a birth defect). Serious stuff. We were prepared for the worst. Even packed a black dress. Awful. All turned out well in the end, for which we feel very relieved and fortunate. He even got engaged two days after his surgery!
The good crazy: There's so much going on! New program launch that is a labor of love (see more below); new clients; new friends in our new hometown, Boulder; tipsiness for the first time in YEARS today (tee hee); and lots of activity, growth, and exciting opportunities coming up in May and beyond for Delicious Health.
This month's lead-in and article is related to the S3 Program: There Is No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance. There's this moment and what you choose to do with it. And a few more things. Read or listen in on my thoughts below.
Yes, LISTEN! I'm trying something new this month - you can either read or listen to my article using the link I've provided below. Let me know what you think.
The latest manifestation of "balance" for me is in prioritizing what really matters. I'm tipsy writing this today because Andy and I had a lovely lunch to celebrate his birthday, which meant pushing out a major deadline.
At first I felt freaked out - so much to do! I had to get everything done NOW! Then I decided: So what? Did YOU know I had a deadline? Did YOU care? No. So I decided I wasn't going to care as much either. And our lunch was one I will never forget, starting with the gorgeous rose wine that was sent to our table as a gift.
This month's recipe is a new favorite of mine and my clients': The Avocado-Tepanade Mash. Filling, delicious, easy, and colorful. Enjoy!
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"I feel much more comfortable in my skin; I feel energized, focused, even more excited about life in general. And this is just after 30 days. I'm not afraid of backsliding, cravings, or giving in to old habits. Not because I won't ever experience them again, but because I know what I need to do to get myself back on track and I know how good it feels - and how yummy it can be! - to be on that track. The moment I knew Simla really got into my head is when I was chilling out in front of the boob tube watching the host of Man vs. Food shovel down pounds of nachos while I was quite content munching on a bowl of kale chips....
[Simla is] such a positive, genuine spirit. And she's SMART. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about nutrition; I've done extensive research and have talked to many professionals, yet I've never come across someone so astute and logical about an area of expertise that so many people think they understand yet so few really get."
[Note from Simla: Stephanie also told me that her HEARING got better. Can you imagine, as a MUSIC professional? How cool is that?!]
We go around looking for the holy grail of "work-life balance," and fail to find it again and again. It's fleeting at best, it's the promised land that seems as far away as ever as we paddle furiously towards it, trying so hard to make it happen.
We think that, if only we did things "right", we could have this magical equilibrium between our personal and business lives. One that makes us and everyone around us happy.
By definition, however, balance is a state of micro-adjustments, not a single, perfect, static state that you can hold indefinitely.
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"Simla Somturk Wickless, MBA, CHC, CNE, is the founder of Delicious Health LLC. She is a health, nutrition, and balanced living coach whose mission is to transform Busy Bodies into healthy, Balanced beings TM. Simla loves working with women entrepreneurs, professionals, and autoimmune clients to help them double their energy, tame their stress, get to their natural weight without dieting, and take back control of their health to live intensely pleasurable and impactful lives. Learn more at www.EnjoyDeliciousHealth.com or www.DeliciousHealthBlog.com."
Simla's Avocado-Tepenade Mash
Such an easy, delicious breakfast or snack option. Spread over your favorite gluten-free bread or crackers, go at it with veggie sticks, or just spoon it up if you can't wait.
Great for a busy, demanding day ahead. Will help give you a steady mood, steady energy, and keep your appetite under control!
May 4 & 5: Simla is in NYC hosting a Roundtable breakout session, "Uplevel Your Business & Your Life Without Burning Out or Giving Up" at Savor the Success's Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World Conference - fun!
May 26 - 28: Simla immersed in strategic planning for Delicious Health.
May 30: Walking the 10K Bolder Boulder Race! Why run when I can take my time and enjoy the musicians, free treats, and fun crowds at this landmark event?
About Simla Somturk Wickless
Simla is a certified health coach, nutritionist, writer, speaker, and change agent whose mission is to transform Busy Bodies into healthy Balanced Beings! TM
Simla combines the latest scientific research with traditional holistic approaches to educate and inspire her clients to take action. She was trained and certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), The Teacher's College of Columbia University, and Bauman College. Simla also has an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
As a management consultant for almost a decade, Simla was a busy body herself. Her ensuing health crisis led her to discover the healing powers of whole foods and self-care. Now, she is passionate about redefining balanced and delicious living for herself as well as for her clients.
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This morning's Royal wedding reminds me of the health issues all brides should think about before tying the knot. We also talk about what to expect at your gynecology visit, what a colposcopy is, and lots more. Have a healthy week! Tracee
If wedding plans have you planning for your special day, there are a few things you should do to make sure that you are a healthy bride. While, getting married is a special, exciting, and busy time that most women dream of from the time they are little girls, there is more to getting married than flowers, dresses, and saying "I do." Before you marry the love of your life, you should have a few health checks to make sure that you are in tiptop shape health wise.
One of the most frightening times in a woman's life is when the gynecologist calls and says that her Pap smear results are abnormal. Although you might think an abnormal Pap smear means that you have cervical cancer, the fact is that the majority of abnormal Pap smears are not caused by cervical cancer. The more likely cause of abnormal Pap smear results is inflammation or a vaginal infection.
Did you know that there are several other reproductive health conditions that can be improved or prevented with the use of oral contraceptives? According to American Family Physician's update on oral contraceptives, "The non contraceptive benefits (and favorable side effect profiles) of oral contraceptive pills are so important that some patients use the pills exclusively for those reasons."
Have you ever been to an obstetrician/gynecologist or Ob/Gyn for a pelvic exam and Pap test? If your answer is "no" and you are 21 or older, pick up your phone today and make an appointment with your doctor or a family planning clinic in your area. On the other hand, if your answer is "yes," then how long has it been since your last Pap smear and pelvic exam? All women should have annual Pap smears beginning at age 21, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
I love it when I go to my favorite Mexican restaurant and they know to automatically replace the rice and beans with salad for me. Think beyond the enchiladas and tamales- there's really a lot of low-carb Mexican cuisine to enjoy.
Did you know that even a small margarita usually has at least 17 grams of sugar? That's over a tablespoon of sugar! These authentic-tasting sugar-free margaritas have only 2 grams of carb, from the lime juice.