Happy New Year 2019

Welcome 2019, farewell 2018

Let it be a good and healthy one with strong focus on the present moment energy.

Leaving the past behind, I move forward faster. All the emotional baggage is gone. It dissipated with yesterday’s snow.

My focus in 2019:

I want to live a wholesome balanced life, filled with the now and the new.

I will continue to meditate daily with yoga practice. I will continue with Spanish classes.

To keep me on track physically, I use the app Lose It. It calculates my daily calorie intake.

I am also a personal trainer for my husband. It keeps us both on track.

I start the morning with Greek yogurt, rolled oats and fresh fruits. Yogurt contains probiotics that help get rid of visceral fat around the belly.

Other visceral fat dissolvers include: artichokes, salmon, broccoli.

I leave lunch open to all possibilities; from salads to soups. No bread please.

For dinner we have fish or chicken with vegetables as a side.

I cook everything on olive oil, and use only lite dressings.

I try to get carbohydrates from veggies only. I eliminate pasta, bread or potatoes. I use rice and ancient grains like quinoa as sides in small amounts.

My favorite spices are oregano, basil and turmeric.

I drink tea and kombucha.

These are the basics of Mediterranean diet and cuisine.

It works for a lifetime not just through January.

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The strength to face another day

Today is Feb. 21, 2017, a grey Tuesday in the Midwest, USA. I have my four month anniversary with the AA program, that has changed my life. In the system of AA rewards, I will get a four month coin tomorrow at the ABC round table meeting up in the woods by the stage coach drive.

See story “Anniversaries” on the private therapeutic recovery site.

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Coins of encouragement.

Here is my account from Oct. 21, 2016.

A Rockford ambulance whisked me to Metro Health Emergency Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on a Friday afternoon on Oct. 21. My husband Ludek thought I was having a stroke.

I passed out with a tunnel vision encircled by a wreath of stars.
“What’s your name?” the emergency personnel kept asking me.
I knew my name, I just didn’t know what was going on.

The strength to face another day

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- I had to take a break from writing my own EW Emma’s Writings http://emmapalova.com blog because I was working on a client brand new podcast website Americas Community Voices Network from Tampa, Florida.

The ambitious project was plagued by everything possible you could think of: from novelty of the British Podcast Websites, still under development and changing, to Hurricane Matthew and sicknesses on both sides, the clients’ and my own.

When I finished the podcast website on Friday Oct.21 around 2 p.m., I was totally drained, exhausted and dehydrated. My energy level was zero. I could hardly stand up from the computer. I was shaking with cold and my hands were sweating.

The road to the Franciscan Life Process Center.

Fall on Downes Road, my regular walking route.

When my husband Ludek came home from work, my head started to spin. He started disappearing in front of me and instead I saw a dark tunnel encircled by a wreath of stars, kind of like the European Union logo. Then I passed out with my body shaking. My husband thought I was having a stroke.

I woke up in the ambulance close to the Metro Health Emergency Center in Grand Rapids on a Friday evening. All the emergency personnel kept asking me for my name. I knew who I was. But, I didn’t understand what was going on.

“Emma Palova,” I responded.

The emergency staff put at least 50 MediTrace electrodes on me and connected me to the EKG equipment. I was still finding electrodes on me three days later.

“We’re going to pump some liquids into you,” said the technician. “What are you in for?”

And they got the bag of lifesaving IV liquids going into my veins.

After a C-scan of the brain, x-rays and blood work, they rendered different diagnosis such as vasovagal syncope or neurocardiogenic syncope, fainting due to extreme emotional distress. That is a definition according to the Mayo Clinic. And other stuff, that I may or may not write about later.

The emergency doctor prescribed me Oxazepam to get me rid of anxiety and for sleep, so I could finally sleep after weeks of sleepless nights.

Insomnia has been troubling me ever since I can remember.

Five hours later, I got home scared, still exhausted, but relatively alright. I dropped into the bed thankful to my husband Ludek for his fast reaction.

Now, I am recovering from the shock of what had happened. There is a long road ahead of me, but I will not be walking it alone.

Big and brave, Ludek has always been by my side. He never wavered, he never flinched. Just like God.

Thank you for saving me.

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The strength to face another day

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- I had to take a break from writing my own EW Emma’s Writings blog because I was working on a client brand new podcast website Americas Community Voices Network from Tampa, Florida.

The ambitious project was plagued by everything possible you could think of: from novelty of the British Podcast Websites, still under development and changing, to Hurricane Matthew and sicknesses on both sides, the clients’ and my own.

When I finished the podcast website last Friday around 2 p.m., I was totally drained, exhausted and dehydrated. My energy level was zero. I could hardly stand up from the computer. I was shaking with cold and my hands were sweating.

When my husband Ludek came home from work, my head started to spin. He started disappearing in front of me and instead I saw a dark tunnel encircled by…

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International Women’s Day

Happy Women’s Day

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Happy Women’s Day

I have fond memories of this event aka MDZ from former Czechoslovakia. On this day in history, we received flowers and/or pantyhose to celebrate our womanhood. The celebration mainly honored women as mothers and workers for the common good. It felt good to be recognized for something that is natural to all women in the world.

The Inspiring Women series is dedicated to all the women around the globe for their day to day efforts.

Inspiring Women- Carol Briggs

Lowell
Person of the Year inspires and motivates others to get things done

“Whether I work
with two or 10 people, I like to share the success, and not to solely own it.
It takes a myriad of people and networking effort.”

Carol Briggs

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Emma Palova

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Lowell,
MI – If you want to get things done, just ask Carol Briggs.

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Lowell Area Chamber…

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Happiness comes from creating new things

Happiness and joy come from creating new things and from the zest of doing it.

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“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Lowell, MI- I love this quote because it is so true. Yesterday, I completed a brand new mobile app on Swiftic for a client. It took me a long time as the app development companies kept changing.

Once I figured out the last feature, I was ecstatic. It’s a top notch app with eye-catching push notifications and more than 20 features such as loyalty and scratch cards, and catalogs.

I had that same feeling of joy when I uploaded my book “Shifting Sands Short Stories ” to the publisher last year.

I feel happiness today as Ludek and I are about to head out to Mackinac Island to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

Yes, it’s the same place where Universal Pictures filmed “Somewhere in Time” with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour.

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Happy International Women’s Day

#PressforProgress for gender parity starting today on International Women’s Day.

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This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign theme is #PressforProgress which calls for action to press forward and progress gender parity.

Now, more than ever it takes on a new meaning in light of the recent events not just exclusive to Hollywood and the politicians.

The campaign gives us five options of positive behaviours toward gender equality starting with maintaining a gender parity mindset all the way to celebrating women’s achievements.

I have chosen all five. But long before this campaign I had the positive influence of celebrating womanhood in the old country.  The socialist government encouraged the celebration of IWD.

One of my favorite memories from the former socialist Czechoslovakia is the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD), both at work and at home.

The country very much valued its female population to the point that women could stay on a maternity leave for up to three years…

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A Vacation Away From Anxiety

Thank you for sharing this enlightening info.
I find these tips how to fight anxiety very useful. I can add a few anxiety hacks of my own:
Yoga and meditation
Be or act oblivious to other people’s attitudes that do not reflect your own beliefs, yet be open to constant improvement and growth.
Set your expectations at a manageable level.
I find writing a very effective method against anxiety.

Predestined Journey

Anxiety is an energy we can all relate to in some form of fashion. Even if you haven’t been medically diagnosed with anxiety there’s a chance you could have Woman Standing On Beachsome sort of ties with this energy. The reason anxiety has such a strong hold on our society is because we’ve fixed ourselves to believe it takes medical treatment to rid this energy. However as divine human beings we have the ability to control anxiety. Anxiety has caused depression, lack of motivation in the generations, oppression, and has also led to the thought and act of self harm and suicide. In this segment I’m going to teach you a few anxiety hacks and assist you on your journey to that vacation away from anxiety.

perception3My Perception. . .

I tend to visualize anxiety as that feeling you get right before the big drop on a roller coaster. If you’ve ever ridden…

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Inspired by philanthropy

A gift of health for Christmas.

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Christmas gift of health inspires

Going to a hospital is never easy. We’ve all been there during our lifetime at least once when we were born. Last Friday, I accompanied my lifelong partner Ludek to Metro Health for left heart catheterization with possible intervention at the Metro Hospital in Wyoming.

I was actually the designated driver on this trip. We packed our bags, because we didn’t know if we were going to stay overnight depending on the outcome of the procedure. The sarcastic locals dub Metro as Hotel 6 since it sits directly on freeway M-6.

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions.  The doctor inserts  a long thin tube called a catheter in an artery or vein in the wrist, neck or groin and threads it through the bloods vessels to the heart.

It was a follow-up to the echo stress test that showed…

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