The Nerve to Serve
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What’s up everyone, this is your host Miranda Simon and welcome to episode one. I am so excited that you’re here to join me today. The topic we’re going to cover is ‘The Nerve to Serve.’ Now let me just tell you a little bit about how I came up with this title. I was watching an episode of Oprah where she was interviewing this guy by the name of Wes Moore and in this interview an important question was asked. The question was somewhere along the lines of many people are looking for ways to get meaning to their life, for their life to have meaning and for their life to have purpose. And then the question was asked “How do you think a person gets to a point to where their life has meaning and purpose?” And the answer that was given was “The only way I know for a person to get there is through service”
And in that I thought about it and couple of other things were said such as “Whenever you’re going through life you’re always trying to find your calling and trying to find what you’re great at. And one of the key things to when you find something that you’re great at, one of the key things that’s going to occur is you’re going to be willing to do it no matter what.” And that’s what I call the nerve to serve. That is the motivation behind this title.
We’re going to get into it today, I’m going to give you some tips; we’re going to talk about seven foods that put you in the mood to serve other people. So these are just going to be seven foods we’re going to cover and we’re going to try to get it down. These are things that help you. This is not the cure all for you to want to serve people, but this is just some little help, some little tips and some little tools resources that get us going. So we’re going to talk about the seven foods that just put us in the mood to serve. It just puts us in such a great mood that we’re just willing to sit there and say what can I do for you and how can I help you. So we’re going to talk about it.
The first food that put you in the mood is Berries. Let’s talk about the benefits of berries. Berries keep you mentally sharp; they have a type of flavonoids that are found in berries that have the ability to cross the brain barrier. That’s an area located where the learning and memory centres in the brain are. Berries are great source of fibre and important for healthy digestive system.
When I think about berries I’m reminded of when I lived in Greenville Mississippi and there was this little restaurant that was sort of shaped like a cottage, like a little house that I like to go to and I would go there to get their Black Berry cobbler. They had the best Black Berry cobbler and then they will put a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of that cobbler and I just went there straight for the cobbler. I don’t even care what else was on the menu, I was super excited to get over there to that restaurant just to get myself some of that hot cobbler with that vanilla ice cream just put right on top and that’s what I’m talking about. We’re talking about getting you in the mood and putting you in the mood to serve.
- Dark Chocolate
Now you ever wonder why when there’s that holiday that comes around. You know what I’m talking about, it just past, Valentine’s Day. During that holiday chocolate was everywhere and chocolate covered everything. Why is that? It is because chocolate has the ability to just get you excited and get you in a nice mood. And some of the benefits are;
- Dark chocolate improves heart health.
- It improves blood flow.
- It lowers blood pressure.
- It also contains high amounts of iron; magnesium, potassium and zinc just name a few.
- Also it reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
This is according to the Journal of Proteome research.
You’ve heard that an apple a day keeps doctor away. Have you ever heard about that? It does not only keep the doctor away, but it puts you in a great mood and let’s talk about some of the benefits of apples;
- Eating apples produces a calming effect.
- They also create more energy and increase joy.
And this is according to the British Journal of Health Psychology.
So if you’re having a bad day or a rough day, go to the store get, you some apples, wash them up, get them all nice and right and just eat some apples. I know some people have some different dietary needs, but these are again just some helps, these are some tips that will help put you in the mood to serve. That’s what we’re talking about, having the nerve to serve.
Yes eat your greens for life. When I think about spinach I think about this wonderful salad I used to like to fix. It was made of spinach, fresh strawberries on the top, I was sprinkling a little bit of sesame seeds and I would make my own vinegar to go over it. I’m a serious foodie! But greens, especially spinach
- contain folic acid which alleviates depression and it reduces fatigue.
That’s what I’m talking about, you got to eat spinach. This one is not just for Popeye. You know they had that cartoon and it was all about Popeye eating the spinach to get himself strong. No people, this will help you not to be down in the dumps and dragging your feet. This can help boost your mood and puts you in a position to want to say,” how I can help you, how can I serve you today, what can I do for you today.” It will put you in the mood to serve.
Herb crusted Salmon that’s all I could think about. Anybody been to the Cheesecake Factory where they have the Herb Crusted Salmon? You are going to have to visit the blog www.thelivingidiet.net. The recipe is there, Herb Crusted Salmon and do make your way there.
- Salmon is full of Omega3 fatty acids which can improve your mood and help fight depression.
So here’s another one that pulls us out of the dumps. There are also healthy effects that keep your hair fabulously shining and if you ask me great hair is just everything. Great hair, shining hair, hair that is looking right and that are not falling out, if that’s not a mood booster, then I don’t know what else is. So it gets my stamp of approval for mood boosting and it’s going to help you not to be depressed.
I have this stuffed mushroom recipe, but there was one particular item, I like to put the avocados in there. Put some avocados, chop it up, put little bit of tomatoes on top, get a little salt and a little pepper and then you want to take some of that liquid aminos. You need to go to the health food store and check out some Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, drizzle that over the top and go ahead and dig in. It gives it a nice flavour.
- Mushroom is high in vitamin D.
Low levels of vitamin D has been linked to depression. So we know that if it is high in vitamin D and if its low levels bring us down to depression then we got to get some mushrooms in our diet. We’re talking about getting the nerve to serve. Some of you might not like mushrooms, I do understand that, but it isn’t going to hurt nobody. Just go ahead and try it out and it is always great to try something new. Try it a little differently. If you don’t like mushrooms, try having mushrooms stuffed with some avocado and follow that little recipe that I told you real quick and you just might change your mind.
The last thing that helps boost our mood and put us in the mood to serve is coffee. Some might say coffee has an aquired taste. Some might say that’s not healthy for me, I got to leave that coffee alone and it has too much caffeine. Let me tell you this research has disproved the belief that coffee is bad for your health. In fact 11/2015 study published in circulation found that
- coffee consumption was associated with an 8-15% reduction in the risk of death with larger reductions among those with higher coffee consumption.
We’re talking about seven foods that put you in the mood to serve and to give back. We’re talking about having the nerve to serve on purpose and creating the life that you want. Hey, that’s all my time I got for you today folks. Join me again next week. That’s it, that’s my time and I will see you next week. Peace!
Drink less coffee and lose life, drink more coffee, and gain life.
I’ll take coffee for $500.
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