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Timeless Relationships: How to Avoid Falling Out of Love

Finding the love of your life is no small feat. Discovering a person who has similar beliefs, compatible qualities, and enough intrigue about them to keep the union interesting can be likened to winning powerball. It’s a long shot.

When you do find your person, it’s nothing short of fantastic. You guys like the same things, you finish each other’s sentences, and neither of you can imagine life without the other. These are good times indeed, but as any couple who has been together for a number of years, it’s inevitable that these blissful moments fade. But, it doesn’t have to fade to black.

Here are eight reasons why couples fall out of love and thoughtful ways to avoid the predicament.

1. Couples forget what they love about the other person, so remind yourself!

Take a few minutes each day, or when you remember, to think on what you admire about your mate. Remember how those favorable qualities make you feel. Perhaps his kindness to others makes you proud to be with him, or her generosity makes you feel special.

Choose to dwell on their good traits and discover how your view of them becomes more pleasant. When you see your lover as a good, kind, and generous person the more you believe you struck the relationship lottery. (No one wants to give-up a winning ticket!)

2. They don’t remember the good times, so keep it in plain site!

Have pictures of when you first met around your home to remind you of the history you share. Store pictures of your partner, including your family on your phone to prompt you to be thankful for your blessings. Also, if it’s not too far-fetched for you to believe, think of these pictures as possessing the “happy” energy of those times when they were taken and let it continue to positively affect your mood today.

3. Some take their partners for granted, so be thoughtful.

Do unexpected and kind things for your loved one. No matter how long you’ve been with a person, it is still the little things that blows them away. Show up with soup when she’s sick. Give him a back rub without being asked and watch their eyes light up. These small gestures of kindness convey how much they are cherished.

4. Couples forget the importance of romance, so instead put it in focus!

You may see each other daily, but that is not the same as seeing your lover in a romantic setting. The setting doesn’t need to be elaborate, but a few things need to be present for it to count as romantic.

Lest you forget, this is not a post on how to stay friends – it’s about how to avoid falling out of love! (The grass ain’t gonna water itself!)

First, the energy you send out during these specific times has to be one of romance. You have to have the “I want you” and “I desire you” vibes flowing. Next, there has to be touching. Whether it’s holding hands, kissing, or more. Lastly, there has to be reciprocal acts of adoration and appreciation. If you want to stay in love, you got to act in-love.

5. People get caught up in the chaos of life, so find a way to laugh together.

Couples who laugh together are having a better time. (It’s not rocket science.)

When the person you’re with is who you share more happy and funny times with – that isn’t easily forgettable or replaceable. Tough times affect all couples, but when a couple can find a way to laugh at the craziness of life, you have something special – it’s called resilience.

6. Couples fail to remember they’re on a team, so show unity.

One thing we hope for when committing to a relationship is the feeling that we don’t have to face life’s challenges alone anymore. The proverb of “shared sorrow is half the sorrow and shared joy is twice the joy” is the promise we expect fulfilled when pledging ourselves to another human being.

As we exchange our love, we in effect are saying, “I got you.” So keep your love strong by showing your partner how they are not alone. Be steadfast. Never stop demonstrating how you will be there to care, support, and protect each other.

7. Some always want to be right, so once in a while give in.

Sometimes the best resolution to an argument is to let it go and let the other person have their way. Being magnanimous supports your loving relationship more than being right. It’s not the answer to all disagreements, but on occasion it’s the right move.

Think about this, if the person you love the most is hurting – who really wins from being right?

8. People forget, so keep love on the brain.

We need to hear the words “I love you” and see the loving actions that go along with it to be healthy and happy human beings. Many things happen throughout our day that can cause us to forget how lucky we are and so we need to be reminded that love is all around us. If we can show each other more love by saying it and doing it, then why would we ever leave each other?

One surefire way to avoid falling out of love is to keep love in the forefront. Let it be your mindset — filling your daily thoughts and actions. The more that love is on your mind, the more you will see it in your partner and coincidentally, in the world around you.

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Jeanne

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Surrender the Need to Look 25 and Instead Be Timeless

Many of us desire to “age well.” We want to look and feel our best, but in our youthfulcentric world this almost always means trying to look like we’re 25 no matter what age we really are. This is a flawed way to achieve youthfulness.

At Inspire Youthful we believe you can exude youthfulness and become timeless by being vibrant, potent, lithe, agile, strong, luminous, and hopeful. “Hopefulness” being our favorite trait about being youthful.

Attributes such as these need never fade from a person’s life. Also, we are adamant that you don’t need to appear or be 25 to enjoy a youthful lifestyle.

Surrender the need to look 25 and instead be timeless by nurturing the following traits…

Be vibrant by actively and energetically participating in your life. No matter what age you are, don’t give up trying to make a better life for yourself.

Be potent by making a positive impact on the lives of others. Nothing says timeless better than being remembered for the good deeds you leave behind. (Shine sister and contribute because we need your light!)

Be lithe — practice flexibility and gracefulness in every form. Your resiliency and gratitude is what will keep you looking and feeling ageless.

Be agileexercise your brain and body. Brain adroitness is just as important as physical prowess.

Be strong. Physically. Mentally. Spiritually.

Be luminous — intelligent, enlightened, and inspiring.

Be hopeful.  Keep the idea that anything is still possible for you. That the best is still to come. Practice hopefulness and at any moment you can change your mind and follow your heart.

Youthfulness is a way of being. It’s not a “look” to be achieved.

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Jeanne

 

15 Things You Should Give Up to Live Longer and Look Better

Improving your chances at living longer and enhancing your natural beauty comes down to lifestyle choices. Here’s are 15 things you should give up  to increase the likelihood of achieving good health, longevity, and an ageless appearance.

1. Give up smoking.

The memo is out. Smoking ages you. Smoking leads to death.

People who smoke typically die at an earlier age.  1 in every 5 deaths in the United States is linked to cigarette smoke.  Smoking increases all other health risks such as a heart attack, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and death.

Smoking dries your skin, turns it yellow, and creates fine lines and wrinkles on your face, especially around the lip area.  Smoking alters your facial muscles, rots your teeth and gums, and increases your production of free radicals all of which leads to premature aging. Take a look at the tobacco body website and see how smoking transforms your body.

2. Give up excessive alcohol consumption.

Heavy drinking can cause brain damage, dementia, and other cognitive deficits. Excessive alcohol causes, liver damage, cancer (mouth, throat, breast, stomach, etc.), heart problems, stroke, and sexual dysfunction issues.

Alcohol impairs judgement which may lead to deadly accidents. In the Unites States alone there are over 40,000 alcohol related deaths a year.

Alcohol dehydrates the skin giving way to wrinkles and other signs of  aging. It makes you bloated and may increase cellulite. Mixed and fruity alcoholic drinks are high in sugar and calories which will lead to weight gain.

3. Give up processed foods and soda.

Processed foods and soda are the cause of obesity. Processed foods are low in nutrients and high in calories. Americans spend about 90% of their food budget on processed foods.

Not only are processed foods lacking in vitamins and minerals, they are loaded with dangerous food additives such as fructose, GMO’s, MSG, and 3000 other food additives used for preservatives, coloring, and flavoring.

These additives are linked to cancer, immune problems, digestive problems, infertility, and accelerated aging to name a few.

Processed foods are linked to excess inflammation in the body which contributes to aches and pain, fatigue, and swelling.

4. Give up mass produced, conventionally farmed meat products.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has called into question the national Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) ability to adequately monitor the safety of U.S. meat for potentially toxic residues.”

70% of all antibiotics used in the U.S. goes to treating animals primarily as growth enhancers. Ingesting animals treated with growth hormones may cause cancer and other  diseases that will contribute to your early death.

The World Cancer Research Fund came to the following conclusion:

“There is strong evidence that … processed meats are causes of bowel cancer, and that there is no amount of processed meat that can be confidently shown not to increase risk …”

No amount of processed meat is good for you. Conventionally raised meats are tainted with metals and are festering with antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

When you have rampant inflammation in the body from ingesting processed foods, are loaded up on growth-hormones derived from contaminated meats, your body systems are working overtime causing them to age faster.

5. Give up fake and unhealthy sugars.

Fake and bad sugars are: high-fructose-corn-syrup (HFCS), aspartame, splenda, sucralose, ethanol, sugar alcohols, agave (is 80% fructose), and table sugar.

These unhealthy sugars and sugar substitutes are linked to cancer, rapid weight gain, and premature aging.

The body does not metabolize fructose well and studies show it does serious damage to your liver, kidneys, blood pressure, and cells.

If you didn’t know, organs and cells that work harder– age faster.

To learn more about the harmful effects of fructose watch Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.

6. Give up energy drinks and excessive caffeine.

The true extent of the harmful effects of energy drinks have yet to be determined.

However, a recent report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that energy drinks pose potentially serious health risks. The report found that between 2005 – 2009, the number of emergency room (ER) visits due to energy drinks increased ten-fold from 1,128 to 13,114 visits.

What is known is that energy drinks are primarily made with sugar and caffeine and the effects of those substances are clear.

Consuming large amounts of caffeine can lead to caffeine toxicity, heart problems, mood swings, dependence, and in some cases death.

For example one 16oz can of Monster contains 160mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to almost 5 cans of soda. This does not include all other ingredients that may also contain caffeine.

Drinking multiple cans a day is bad for your health and increases your chance of dying prematurely.

Caffeine is also a diuretic which can lead to dehydration. Some signs of caffeine dehydration  are sluggishness, headaches, and nausea- common symptoms of a caffeine crash.

High consumptions of caffeine daily is putting your body in constant dehydration which will lead to premature wrinkling and other signs of aging.

7. Give up toxic chemicals in your home and beauty products.

Here are the top 5 you should dump asap:

  • Lead can be found in lead paint, old homes (built before 1978), and some meats (game meat, conventionally farmed meats and fish).
  • Pesticides can be found on food, garden products, and pest control products.
  • Conventional Cleaning Products & Air Fresheners
  • Phthalates can be found in perfume, hair products, and deodorants.
  • Parabens can be found in almost 90% of conventional beauty products.

Limit or eliminate your exposure to these chemicals because they are linked to serious health issues such as hormone disruption, cancer, and death.

8. Give up extreme partying.

Extreme partying is a never-ending lifestyle of alcohol, drugs, unprotected sex, and other behaviors when combined and done in excess will lead to an untimely end and a mugshot looking like a crack-fiend.

9. Give up toxic relationships.

A toxic relationship is a relationship that harms you physically, mentally, emotionally, and / or spiritually.

Minor or major, injury to your well-being may lead to an early demise, will certainly stress you into aging faster, and will impede on your happiness.

If the relationship is no longer serving your highest good– chuck it.

10. Give up watching too much TV.

 A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that every hour of TV watched by people age 25 or over equates to a 22-minute reduction in life expectancy.

They go on to say that watching endless TV is just as bad as smoking and not exercising.  In fact, just 2 hours of TV a day increases your chance of having type 2 diabetes and heart disease by 20%.

Will watching incessant TV make you look old or unattractive?

Imagine not getting any sun, physical activity, meaningful connections with real people, and all the while getting fat because you’re sitting in front of the television (or computer) for hours on end.

Yup, not that cute.

11. Give up sitting for long periods of time.

In the book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Dr. Joan Vernikos former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division provides a scientific explanation on the ill effects of sitting.

Simply stated, the increased aging they observed in astronauts were also happening to people in stationery positions (bedridden or sitting) for long periods of time.

After a certain age, the human body begins to lose muscle and bone mass at the rate of 1% a year, but in space, that is accelerated 10-fold. Astronauts may lose this amount within one week to one month while in space.

“We were designed to squat. We were designed to kneel. Sitting is okay, but it’s uninterrupted sitting that is bad for us,” Dr. Vernikos says. “We are not designed to sit continuously. We are not designed to be in quasi-microgravity…”

12. Give up extreme sports and fitness.

If your goal is to live a long, healthy, pain-free, and ageless lifestyle then extreme sports and high-intensity, high-impact fitness is not for you.

Over-training and going “beast-mode” regularly create too much wear and tear on the body, increasing the chance for chronic aches and pain, and rate of injury.

Professional athletes pay a price for bringing their body to spectacular limits. A low body fat percentage can interfere with normal metabolic functions and can make you appear older than you are. Massive muscles, coupled with strenuous activity, will undermine joint and connective tissue health.

High-intensity, high-impact movements repeated tirelessly will promote extreme fatigue, over-use injuries, and may result in more serious health conditions such as rhabdomyolysis (extreme muscle injury that can be fatal.)

Extreme exercises place more oxidative stress on the body in comparison to moderate exercising. Increased oxidative stress on the body will  result in the body forming more free radicals effectively damaging cells and aging the body faster.

13. Give up wearing shoes all the time.

Always wearing shoes undermines the strength and integrity of the body making it susceptible to health problems and injury.

  • Most shoes weaken the ankle and foot muscles, causing them to be unstable which may lead to a fall and serious injury
  • High-heeled shoes compromises posture which may lead to chronic back, knee, and foot pain
  • Ill-fitting shoes deform the feet and may lead to foot pain
  • Shoes prevent the ability to discharge the positive charge accumulated from being disconnected from the earth which may create inflammation in the body leading to serious health problems — see “grounding” or “earthing”

14. Give up sweating the small stuff.

Always worrying about stuff that is not important will cause everything from gray hair to ulcers.

Constant worry will stress the body making it ripe to develop high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or more serious health problems.

Overly distressing can lead to smoking, over-eating, binge drinking, and other unhealthy habits that may lead to an early passing.

Excessive worry leads to breakouts and wrinkles.

15. Give up being unhappy.

Holding on to anger, sadness, and disappointment does little to change ones circumstance. Constant negative thinking only creates more unhappiness.

During duress, the body releases stress hormones that create an imbalance within the body, throwing it off from its homeostasis. If these sad feelings and negative state of being don’t relent, the body may seriously be affected.

An unhappy face and body looks fatigued, wizened, and has no energy.  A face that is constantly annoyed, irritated, and worried has the unattractive wrinkles to show for it.

Being unhappy is the worst thing you can do for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Dwelling in unhappiness will create an unhealthy living environment that will lead to serious health issues, premature aging, and maybe even death. (Heal your emotional issues sister!)

Happiness is a choice.

One merely has to choose to be it and then follow through with concerted action to make it happen.

No one can escape death or aging, but one can create a life that promotes health, happiness, and an ageless existence so that when death arrives, there are not too many regrets.

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Jeanne

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Don’t Grow Old Documentary by the BBC

I found this well done documentary called “Don’t Grow Old” from the BBC about what the scientific community is doing about the aging process. If you have an hour or so, the documentary has interesting anti-aging information.

As I gather various anti-aging information for the articles I’m writing, I’m finding a plethora of ways to go about being ageless. Some people want to take a pill, some will go under a knife, others will become vegan or raw food enthusiasts, while others will  try to control their minds to prevent them from aging. With all these different paths to achieving eternal youth, the scientists, researchers, and youth-centric individuals all agree on one thing — aging can be slowed down.

As an ageless lifestyle advocate, I propose no pills or knives, lots of vegetables—some of them raw—and of course we have to work with the mind because the mind is our most powerful ally. These are just some of the ideas I want to share with people who want to stay ageless using a holistic approach.

But, I don’t think one needs a pill. A pill—I might add—that will not be developed for another decade, if that. Who wants to be the guinea pig for a product that has only been tested on  lab rats and / or with limited human study?

I believe the knowledge and power to be ageless is in our grasp now.

I believe it to be a holistic approach with its root in spirituality and health-conscious living.

To have physical and mental youthfulness—it must be a mind, body, and spirit effort. 

I have discovered the fountain of youth, at least for myself. Although, I do not believe the knowledge that I have amassed and the results I have achieved are uniquely special to me.

I believe my holistic practices will also work for many of you.

I want to share this knowledge and that’s why I created this blog!

Imagine, a way to be youthful in mind, body, and spirit NOW.

If you like what I’m talking about, click here and join our growing ageless lifestyle community!

An ageless lifestyle is about possessing optimal health, mind-body-spirit coherence, and exuding a timeless way of being.

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Jeanne