You didn’t get the memo?

May 27, 2010 - One Response

We don't need a stinkin truck.

We’ve moved to our very own and brand new web site where have an expanded more interactive website to help you align with your true nature of perfect health. Be sure to stop by and sign up for our newsletter or subscribe to be notified whenever we have some new information.

Thank you so much for supporting my vision.  Together we can change it all.

My purpose is to help people create a healing environment where a satisfied mind can prevail; where the pain and sickness of obesity are replaced with joy and passion so they too can freely give the world their special and unique gifts to enable a global shift in consciousness and bring light where there previously was darkness.

Health and love,

Nealon Hightower

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Free Validation

May 4, 2010 - One Response

The beautiful art of validation.  I don’t usually post videos this long, but this one really has the potential for altering your life and I just HAD to post it.  It has had well over 3 million views.  Weight loss and good health is nothing more than an attitude, as is everything else in life as shown by this movie. This guy should win an Oscar…I’ll shut up now so you can watch.

Much love,

Neal Hightower

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Recreation

April 29, 2010 - Leave a Response

Re-create something fun

As I was entering the Peoria Recreation Center in Arizona I saw this image you see above and it spoke to me.  It got me thinking about the word recreation.  From it’s origin, to create anew.  Yes, that is what I think it is all about.  That is what can help transform you and more importantly transform your thoughts about exercise and activity.  Transform it from something that you can’t stand to do to something that you actually have fun doing, something recreational.  And in doing so, I know that you will create something new while enjoying yourself at the same time.

So just remember, exercise does not have to make you feel like a hamster on a wheel, it does not have to even take place in a gym, but it does have to be enjoyable for it to be sustainable.  Play games with the kids, participate in a sport activity you can handle, walk the dog, throw a ball…something, but have fun doing it.

Be well,

Nealon Hightower

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Are You Happy?

April 26, 2010 - Leave a Response

So often the things that elude us are the things we make up to be so complex in our lives. They have to be complex for our egos to justify not having “solved” them yet. If it were easy, then we’d not be struggling with it, right? Well, not really. One of the things I discovered in my journey of releasing over 100lbs is that the things I made up to be the most difficult were usually the most simple. This was, in part, the inspiration for the title Six Simple Truths.

Ultimately, we all want to be happy. It is our hope that attracting better health will facilitate this happiness and I can tell you from first hand experience that it certainly makes it easier to be happy when you have some energy and you feel like moving. Below is a great flow chart that was found at picamemag.com

All you have to do is change the way you think until you get the desired result.

You can do this…and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nealon Hightower

Want to learn the art of release? Come to our workshop

see related post Inspiration vs. Motivation

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Earth Day 2010

April 22, 2010 - 4 Responses

Happy Earth Day everyone.  Take care of our earth and each other.  Enjoy this gift to you.  This beautiful song was created by Karl Anthony.

Thanks for tuning in, turning on and tapping in.

Nealon Hightower

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Top Ten Ways to get back on Track

April 20, 2010 - 5 Responses

continued from part 1

Ok, so maybe you’ve slipped.  One day led to another and now here you are 3 weeks (or years) away from a time when you were really trying to do the right things and stay on track with your nutrition and exercise.  No worries.  Getting back in line is easy as pie (sorry).

1.  Make a list of 10 things you would do at your ideal weight and health.

Inspiration is a powerful motivator.  Always stay connected to your end desire.  As Stephen Covey says in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “Start with the end in mind.”

2.  Energize your exercise routine with a simple walk, forget the gym for now.

Don’t kill yourself at the gym.  This is the kind of self punishment that leads straight to a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.  Just walk…keep on walking.  You can do this.  Start slow.

3.  Add one fruit to your daily intake.

An apple a day can go a long way to eliminating some unnecessary snacking as well as bring some needed fiber and nutrients to your digestive track which is begging for mercy.

4.  Have a conversation with at least one person you know who is always encouraging.

Come on!  I’m sure you know someone.

5. Keep healthy foods out in plain view and put the less than healthy away.

If we think about food every time we see it, we might as well stack the deck in our favor…let’s look at more of the good stuff and less of the bad.

6.  Keep a log of everything you are eating and drinking.

“Oh…I only ate 12oo calories yesterday.”….before 8pm.  You bite it, you write it.  Mindful eating starts with honesty with yourself.  This does not mean self imposed guilt…it means honesty!

7.  Spend 5 minutes every day visualizing what you will look like at your ideal body weight and health.

Use your imagination.  Having trouble with this one?  Pick a model and paste your head on their picture..just kidding, but seriously, not really but you could.

8.  Don’t beat yourself up for something you may have done “wrong”.

All is fair in love and war.  Hopefully this is more about love than war.  In any event, mistakes are our learning grounds for improvement.  Be grateful for them, just don’t use this as an excuse to eat that whole batch of brownies in the name of self improvement.

9. Drink plenty of water.

You already know this one but it never hurts to be reminded.  Seriously, probably the single most important thing you can do for yourself.

10.  Remember you never can fail unless your dead….heart still beating?  Then you still have a chance to succeed.

Stay positive, stay grateful.  If you made it this far, you’re still alive…hell, even Jerry Garcia was grateful in death.

Keep on keeping on friends and never forget the words of one of our great visionaries,

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Write down your tips and ideas to share.

Peace,

Nealon Hightower

P.s.  If you want more help on effortless fat release, join the next workshop on May 8th.

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National Park Week

April 14, 2010 - 2 Responses

Yosemite

One of the most powerful ways to regain a sense of self and get connected to your true nature, which of course is one of good health, is to get in touch with nature. These days, it seems to me, like so many of us spend so much of our time inside, in front of computers and televisions, in heated and air conditioned spaces that we don’t get as many opportunities as we once did, as a people, to experience the outdoors. The outdoors give us a chance to get exercise, breath in some fresh air and connect to something that is very deeply ingrained in us. The benefits of which we may never really understand the depths of.

This week coming up, April 17-25, 2010, is a great opportunity to do just that, for FREE! It’s National Park Week and anyone can gain access at no charge to all of America’s 392 national parks. So there you go…no more excuses, its free. Get out there and enjoy it. You may just find something you didn’t expect to find.

Thought you should know….”Just call it one guy trying to do another guy a solid.”

With nothing but your perfect health in my vision,

Nealon Hightower

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Getting back on track

April 1, 2010 - 4 Responses

Steady....

Ever find yourself doing really well and then for some  non-apparent reason you just plain get off track?  I think it’s part of being human.  It happens to the best of us with work, relationships and of course our health maintenance.  The challenge, as I see it, is that when it comes to work or family there always seems to be someone around to give you a good poke and get you re-aligned to get you moving back in the right direction, however, when it’s your own health, most people won’t say a word.  Perhaps they don’t realize you need help, perhaps they’re not doing so well either, perhaps they figure it’s your life, your body, do what you will.  In any event, it can be difficult to get going in the right direction again when you seem to have lost momentum.  So, how do we get going again?  Simple…….. Read the rest of this entry »

Gone but not forgotten…

March 23, 2010 - 6 Responses

It is with great sorrow that I must announce that Eve, my beloved friend and loyal assistant (smartphone ppc6900) has met her maker and is no longer with us.

Eve on life support (near the end)

It happened upon a sunny Saturday morning when I was traveling along in the wilderness of  North Georgia and found need to cross the Chatooga river (just so happened to be the same one Deliverance was filmed on).  With my inexperience in such river crossings, I mindlessly crossed at the narrowest part of the river which also happened to be where the current was strongest (duh).  I unwittingly took my shoes off to do this.

It should be noticed that I was accompanied by my cousin, and highly esteemed outdoor enthusiast, who fortunately is a Wilderness First Responder.  He was very helpful.

He was the first to respond...Havoc was ready too.

My feet failed to grip the slimy smooth stones and were swept out from under me.  I took a terrible tumble down the river where I was, not unlike a pinball in an arcade game, thrown about the rocks.  Result?  Two banged up knees, a smashed thigh, a welted back and let’s not forget the broken second to last toe on my left foot and, of course, the beginning of the steady decline of my dear friend Eve who has officially bit the proverbial digital dust just minutes ago during a failed hard reset.  She hung on bravely for 3 days, but alas, knew when to let go (when I reset her).

I’d like to tell you there was a deep moral lesson here, other than how to cross a river, and I’m sure there is, but in my current state, I’ve just not found it yet.  If anyone wants to share their insights with me, I’m open to receive.

I’m happy to report there was nothing permanently damaged, save my ego.  I can tell you I’m grateful I didn’t crack my head open.

Thanks for listening,

Nealon Hightower

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Can you believe my camera still worked? (Panasonic Lumix)

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P.s.  While connecting with nature…don’t connect too hard.

A Good Day

March 8, 2010 - 3 Responses

Hello all!  I wanted to pass along this beautiful video created by the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast to remind us all of the many things we have to be grateful for.  Regardless of where we are on our physical journey, our lives can always be full of great and beautiful things.  Be well and really enjoy your day.  You’ll never get another one just like it.

Namaste,

Nealon Hightower

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