1st Harvest Benefits

What is the magic in the first harvest of the growing season? The magic of capturing the first fruits of your labor. The magic of witnessing life. The magic of working with nature to produce healthful, life giving food. This is the magic of the fall season here in North America. We get to witness the glory of creation and celebrate.

There are truly millions of reasons why eating fruits and vegetables give us life and energy. Our millions of cells are a testament to truth. They thrive when we feed them fresh food. Unfortunately so many of us have been programmed to eat garbage but now is the time to awaken. Break free from the matrix and feed yourself life giving food.

Back when we first planted the thought seeds of a garden we envisioned this first harvest. It was our thoughts that led to a desire to eat better, to be a part of the process and promote growth in our garden. The garden of our mind had to be prepared first to now have the bounty of the first fruits.

One of my favorite doctors, Dr. Michael Greger has given us compelling evidence of the benefits to our bodies and minds of plant based diets. Listen to what he had to say.





All month we’re focused on being active.  It’s part of a smart healthy lifestyle.  So much of the time my clients are focused on food and how to eat for good health.  Being physically active is just as important as the food you eat.  Changing your diet will only take you part of the way down the path to good health and wellness.  The other two components are living an active lifestyle and being spiritually connected to your source.  None of us operate independently no matter how empowered we think we are.  Being mindful and aware of our bodies needs helps us stay in the flow of good health.

Create an activity routine for yourself.  We have routines for other areas of our lives.  Some people routinely check their Facebook account, email, text messages, etc throughout the day.  Here’s an idea!  Check in on your physical movement throughout the day.  When’s the last time you got up to :

  • go to the bathroom!? 😨😳
  • take a walk?
  • work out at the gym?
  • attend a dance class?
  • put in that cardio workout CD?

Be aware of your movement or lack thereof.  It will keep you mindfully connected to your overall health and wellbeing.

SAVE THE DATE – April 2, 2016 – Mainlands Clubhouse in Pinellas Park, FL – 9 to 1

I will be participating in Smart Healthy Living health fair.  If you’re in the area, drop by and talk to me about your health.


Have you considered cleaning up your diet?

Well, well, well.  It’s that time of year when we think about cleaning up our act when it comes to diet and exercise.  This an area calling for mindfulness and awareness.  There is so much information out here on the web and hearsay from friends of friends.  Sometimes it can be very confusing when you’re trying to figure out what to eat to stay healthy or to regain your health and strength.

I have always been a proponent of following your own intuition and listening to your body.  Notice how you feel after eating certain foods.  This is the simple way to determine what’s right for you and your metabolism.  And your metabolism can change over time.  So don’t be surprised if you can eat a lot of wheat products now but weeks from now you find that a gluten free diet works better for you.

I also like to incorporate more raw foods in the diet.  Here’s a great video talking about how you might do this.  Enjoy!


Slow it Down

It’s not very often in this fast paced world that we hear those words — slow it down. But that is completely within our grasp when it comes to graceful aging. We can, you and I, slow down the relentless march into old age. And by doing so, we capture a better quality of life. More energy, better skin, enhanced libido are possible for you.

What are the components of aging?
Aging is linked to oxidative stress. There have been 100,000+ scientific research articles published about oxidative stress. It is basically the damage done to our cells by free radicals in our system. You’ve heard of those. Free radicals are produced basically by living, breathing, eating, physical activity. They are the waste by product of our system. We produce TRILLIONS! of these daily and basically if left alone, they destroy our cells over time and create the diseases of aging — heart disease, cancer, etc.

The good news is we can slow down this process with proven science, mindfulness and awareness. I help my clients do this daily and gain access to a better quality of life. Ask me how here or at Janice Woodys Lifetime Health on Facebook.

Here’s to a lifetime of great health!



In this month of tremendous change for CHANGA, we are starting to see opportunity on the horizon.  Fulfilling our mission of providing safe, affordable, deaf-friendly housing is growing and changing daily. Change can be scary but it can also be very exhilarating.  It forces a confrontation with the status quo.  Our change has taken many forms.  It started with the introduction of this blog, a new video on our website www.changahome.org, and it will be topped off by the introduction of our new Facebook page (COMING SOON).

Change has forced me to deal with my weaknesses in the digital realm.  Fortunately for me, I’ve triumphed so far.  We will see what happens with the Facebook page.  Facebook has been the bane of my existence.  But like the warrior I am, I decided to take it on with both fists.  The whole timeline thing is cool with me because I never understood the original format.  So there’s no reason to stress out over the change.  I find myself posting several times a week and commenting on other posts.  This is something I never did in the past because I was so caught up in trying to control what was showing on my wall or whatever it’s called now.  Now that I’m a laid back Facebook USER, nothing bothers me.  It’s a lot like me learning how to swim.  I used to cling to the side of the pool like a drowning rat with every muscle as tense and tight as piano wires.  Now I know how to float and glide through the waters of insanity on my page.

I love it.  Change that is.  It’s making me grow minute to minute.

Light and Love,