Limitless Optimism

Why Optimistic Women Live Longer and Healthier - from "The Voice" by Acecia J.

Your attitude makes a huge difference in nearly every aspect of your life, from your personal relationships to your success on the job.

Being more optimistic is also linked to having a stronger immune system. However, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of pessimism, especially if you’re struggling with paying the bills or have relationship conflicts in your life. Here are some tips for how you can turn it around and cultivate a habit of optimism.

Count Your Blessings

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but the power of gratitude can’t be overstated. According to Harvard University’s health newsletter, developing a habit of gratitude can improve your overall happiness and make it easier to stay in an optimistic frame of mind.

Try beginning your day with a mental list of the things for which you are most grateful, or write a gratitude list in your journal before bed. Your list of blessings can be anything from enjoying the cute antics of a puppy to having a job that you like. Nothing is too small to count among the good things in your life.

Fake It – But Only to an Extent

You have probably heard the advice “fake it ‘til you make it,” and this is also true when it comes to cultivating an optimistic outlook. You have a great deal of power over your mental attitude and disposition, even during times when your circumstances are different than you wish they were. Simply setting your mind with a determination to look for and find the bright side can influence your reality so that your outlook actually becomes positive.

At the same time, it’s also important to remember that you can’t completely force yourself to feel happy. Attempting to make yourself feel something when you don’t can sometimes make you feel worse, because your mind and body know when you’re not being genuine. This can feel like putting even more pressure on yourself. Instead, simply reminding yourself often of the things that are good in your life can put your focus in the right place, and positive feelings often evolve naturally from there.

Create Some Natural Positive Vibes

Does it seem like experts are always telling you that exercise is the magic cure for everything?

Well, in the case of improving your outlook, exercise is proven to work. Whether you choose the calm peace found in a yoga class or the feel-good endorphins of a half-hour on the elliptical machine, moving your body will help you feel better, inside and out. Studies have shown that regular exercise enhances motivation and mood and is associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. If you could take a pill that would actually make you feel more optimistic, wouldn’t you do it? A half hour of exercise a few times a week has the same benefits, without any negative side effects.

Make Necessary Changes

While it’s well and good to stress the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, the truth is that some circumstances make it hard to see the brighter side of life. If your job makes you miserable, work on getting a different one. Seeing a counselor can help if you have difficult personal relationships. If you’re unhappy enough with your life that it’s hard for you to see the good in it, you owe it to yourself and to your good health to work on making changes for the better. Even the effort of working toward making changes can bring positive changes to your outlook… even before you’ve achieved them, simply because you know that you’re making progress.

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I’m not diabetic, but [unfortunately], I’m an expert

All you didn’t want to know about Diabetes Mellitus

diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.

It’s also a disease that can change your life if you let it. There are two types and they are very different.

Type 1 is a chronic condition where the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Type 2 is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

MayoClinic.org

BIG Difference. So I got to be an expert over an expanse of 30 years. I first watched my mother deal with Type 2 diabetes – and since that was in the 60’s and 70’s, treatments were not very effective and she suffered a lot of bad side effects. My next experience was when my 13 month old daughter started showing signs of something wrong – weight loss, thirst, lethargy. Type 1 is immediate and deadly. If a person is not treated, they die. And yes, that is my 13 MONTH old baby!

We started our education right then, and 7 months later got another lesson when our 7-year old son fainted in the shower one morning, and we discovered, he had Type 1 Diabetes too. Fast forward 2 years, and our oldest – in 6th grade at that time – came home and said “Mom, I’m really thirsty and I’m peeing a lot!”. To say that we were devastated is an understatement, and back to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis we went.

So, about 10 years ago I got involved with a company that promoted “being your best at every age” – with all-natural, plant-based supplements that encompass all of the following – they are our health paks.

  • increasing hgh naturally
  • weight loss
  • workout and fitness
  • skin, hair, and nails
  • incredible face trio
  • joint comfort
  • body oxygenation

I am at a high risk for Type 2 Diabetes – the Four “F’s” – Figure – I carry extra weight, Forty – I’m past 40, Family – there’s that family connection, Food – my diet includes foods that are not diabetes-friendly.

So I have a choice to make. Do I want to keep doing the things I have always done and risk this terrible disease (yes – the effects can be terrible – including limb loss, blindness, renal failure to just name a few), or do I want to bit the bullet and change my habits so I do not develop Type 2 Diabetes – or other autoimmune diseases.

You think it would be an easy decision – but most of us are so comfortable with our habits, and keep our head in the sand thinking “it won’t happen to me”!

What matters? Duh – life. My husband and children and spending time with them. Being around to enjoy my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leaving a legacy. Teaching others how to live well. It matters. Life matters.

Join me. Let’s do this together. Leave me a comment and say “I’m in” – I choose life. I choose health. And I will share my story with you – and my plan.

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Taps Across America

We were having a birthday party yesterday on our deck and I was reminded that at 3 PM was “Taps Across America”. I don’t have an instrument, so walked outside prepared to play taps on my phone, when a clear, soulful rendition began a few streets away. We all paused and gave our thanks. Thank you to whomever shared that beautiful sound – we appreciate you.

Is it time to Fuel your Health?

Hey there – I just got back from our Leadership Conference in Salt Lake where I shared an easy way to make some permanent changes to your health without spending a lot of money or putting in a ton of commitment and effort.

Everyone just loved this simple, 3-step program that will reduce inflammation and drastically improve how you feel and live. I know there are so many of you who suffer with less than ideal physical well-being and this program will improve your quality of life without making huge changes to your lifestyle.

If you are a man or woman over 40 looking to better yourself physically, comment “let’s go” in the comments and I will send you a Free Report that details these 3 steps! You just need to let me know by sending me a message before midnight on April 30th. After that, this will be part of my paid coaching program.

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Build a Better Brain at Any Age!

I’m Terry Kempfert, and my passion is helping people live healthy and long and be their best at every age!
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I really enjoyed this book from Sanjay Gupta – I have followed his Documentary on Chasing Life, and the idea of being able to grow new brain cells and Keep our brains Sharp is fascinating to me!

From the neuroscience research world and the global council on brain health, studies now show that you can build new brain cells. This wasn’t always the belief – they used to think there were only two times in your life when new brain cells developed. As a new baby, or after a traumatic brain injury. Scientists have now found that is not the case. There are places in the world that have little or no dementia. So much of dementia can be addressed by lifestyle – which is a very inspiring thing.

The three main things you can do to build your brain are as follows:

  1. Move – humans were designed to be moving continuously. The connection between physical fitness and brain fitness is clear, direct, and powerful. Moderate walking numerous times during the day releases neurotrophic factors when you move.
  2. Sleep – Scores of well-designed studies routinely show that poor sleep can lead to impaired memory and that chronic stress can impair your ability to learn and adapt to new situations. You need to get at least seven hours of sleep a night which is the bare minimum if you want to have normal, healthy functioning physiology from your brain on down.
  3. Nourish – By eating some foods and limiting others, you can preserve your memory and brain health. In the Blue Zones, people typically eat a big breakfast, a medium lunch, and a small dinner. For the healthiest diet – think SHARP. Slash sugar, Hydrate, Add natural Omega-3 fats, Reduce portions, and Plan what you are going to eat!

Discovering and connecting are key as well and we will go over those pillars in another conversation.

According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, author of “Keep Sharp – building a better brain at any age”, “Never forget that the brain is exceptionally plastic. It can rewire and reshape itself through your experiences and habits, and a lot of this remolding can be achieved in a mere twelve weeks. It’s like building any other muscle.”

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One Hundred Days

So I’m always yammering on about being my best at every age, living limitless, moving my body, eating well, enjoying life, yada, yada. You’ve all heard me. Don’t get me wrong – it’s been my goal for the past 10 years to make the rest of my life the best of my life!! But there’s one dirty, dark little secret that I’m going to reveal to you that has the power to take away all I’ve accomplished!

And it’s not even a real secret. I have not tried to hide it one bit – in fact, it’s been kind of a fun “fact” about me – but not really. I’ve embraced it, laughed about it, shared fun posts and memes, heck, I even have a shirt that shares a joke about it – but it’s time to be open and let you know what I need to take more seriously and to improve about myself.

10 years ago (really, 10?) I found a different kind of program that changed my life. I became more life-conscious. I started really thinking about how many more years I wanted to live, and how I needed to make some changes to be able to do that. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, a great business, beautiful home, and everything I could imagine. I wanted to travel more, enjoy more, do more things with people I love, spend more time at the lake, enjoy my colleagues more, create more art, read more books, and help more people in this world.

I joined a company that had products that provided immediate results with my quality of sleep, my energy, my strength, my weight, my skin and my health. I enjoyed sharing my results, and reaching my goals. I was more comfortable in my skin. I started moving more – swimming, biking, walking. I embraced my stage in life – letting my hair turn silver, embracing the wonderful fun of this age – a time of more freedom, more options, and even more creativity. I was feeling better than I had in years.

And I still do. But one little, ugly habit has firmly implanted itself in my life. It’s delicious, it’s red, and it comes in a bottle.

I call it “Wine at 9”. There seems to have been a trend that started about 10 years ago – it was women getting together for “girlfriend nights” and learning about and drinking wine. Or maybe they played Bunko, or talked about books (for 10 minutes). Wine was certainly the featured presentation. And that morphed into the “wine mom” – google that if you want a good laugh. And then Covid. Oh, don’t get me started.

So for the past 2+ years, “wine at 9” has been my reward and my salvation. I could be on zooms and calls all day, just as long as after I made dinner, did some laundry or whatever the daily chore was, I could waddle to my couch with my “glass” of wine (a true serving of wine is 5 oz. Whatever.) and chill out with my latest Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime featured presentation. It was safe. I didn’t have to get dressed up, put on makeup or even talk to people. And a glass of wine wasn’t $12, so I was saving money, right?

Fast forward to 2022. Wow – we are finally able to go places, and talk to people. Maybe I should get started on that book I want to write. How about some volunteer work? I could be doing that. Painting my kitchen? Oh my gosh, my energy was coming back. But I still have this habit that started nagging me at 8:45 to put on my jammies, open up a bottle, and chill out with a good movie. I just wonder why the bottle was required. The taste is fine, but I’m not purchasing Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 from Bordeaux at $1000/bottle. (Did you know that you get an extra 10% off 4 bottles at target plus your 5% reward?)

Seriously, a beautiful bottle of wine at dinner is delightful. But the $7.99 deals I was buying weren’t all that great. And something salty goes so well at that time. I deserve it. It’s the pandemic – I’m not doing much for fun these days. Did you know there are 6.75 grams of sugar in an average bottle of wine? And I drink the dry, red stuff. Holy, moly – no wonder I packed on my Covid 19!

So, spring has sprung (kind of – I live in Minnesota) and I feel empowered and energized to do some new things. What is this? Yes. I’m paring down the mounds of clutter and papers that have accumulated over the winter on every flat surface. I scraped every last bit of ice and snow off my deck before the last snowfall – I’m being optimistic. And the other day I dusted my baseboards! If that doesn’t scream spring and renewal, I don’t know what does.

So it’s time to overhaul my habits too. We’re eating more fresh produce, fish and chicken, and a couple of Girl Scout cookies as a treat seems to satisfy me as much as that Tres Leches cake I made for the last birthday celebration.

So maybe it’s time to say bye-bye to that last, big, ugly, habit that has hung onto my hips for the past couple of years. Maybe it’s time for something lighter, fresher, and easier on my body. I don’t even want to tell you all the havoc that wine can impart over time. It’s NOT great for my heart – no matter what they say. It does not help you sleep better – in fact, it makes your quality of sleep worse which decreases mental clarity and when you do wake up you feel lethargic and slow. And I think my liver could use the break. Alcohol is especially hard on your liver and other organs.

So bye-bye for now. I’m committing to ONE HUNDRED DAYS with no alcohol. After that, who knows. I hope I feel so much better that I will never go back. Or maybe only for a glass of that Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 on my birthday. We’ll see. So this April Fool started yesterday, and my 100th day will be July 9th. I did think about the milestone days during that time and wondered if I would feel left out without drinking – I decided no. I’m stronger than that.

I’m committed. It feels good. And I will feel more authentic working toward “being my best at every age” from now on.

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Two studies suggest the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days.

To increase our chances for a long life, we probably should take at least 7,000 steps a day or play sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming, jogging or badminton for more than 2.5 hours per week, according to two, large-scale new studies of the relationship between physical activity and longevity. The two studies, which, together, followed more than 10,000 men and women for decades, show that the right types and amounts of physical activity reduce the risk of premature death by as much as 70 percent.

By Gretchen Reynolds

Plenty of research already suggests that people who are active outlive those who seldom move. A 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for instance, concluded that about 10 percent of all deaths among Americans 40 to 70 years old are a result of too little exercise. A 2019 European study found that two decades of inactivity doubled Norwegian people’s risk of dying young.

  • Both studies pinpoint the sweet spot for activity and longevity at somewhere around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days. Doing more may marginally improve your odds of a long life, Dr. O’Keefe said, but not by much, and doing far more might, at some point, be counterproductive.
  • Accumulate and measure your activities “in whatever way works for you,” said Dr. Paluch. “Step counting may work well for someone who does not have the time to fit in a longer bout of exercise. But if a single bout of exercise fits best with your lifestyle and motivations, that is great as well. The idea is just to move more.”

~ excerpted from the New York Times Article September 15, 2021

Aloha Limitless!

Aloha and mahalo Friends!

We are fresh off of our 2021 Limitless Top Achiever’s Club Xperience to Maui, Hawaii! We have come back refreshed, recharged, and ready to serve you!


Throughout our trip, our Distributors and corporate team learned the true meaning of “Aloha”.


Many people associate the word “aloha’ with hello, goodbye, or love. However, those who have grown up in Hawaii or have lived on the islands for a long period of time would say that aloha has many meanings, deeper than just a greeting.


According to The Homey Hawaiian:


“Aloha is more than just a greeting, it’s a concept and a way of living — the very foundation of Hawaiian values. Its multiple meanings include love, affection, generosity, speaking from the heart, patience, and listening. “alo” means sharing, in the present. “ha” means breath, life energy. Furthermore, each letter has its own meaning as well.”


Akahai“, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;


 “Lōkahi“, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;


ʻOluʻolu” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;


 “Haʻahaʻa“, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;

Ahonui“, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.


Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. ”Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. ”Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.


While you may not have been with us physically in Maui, we still challenge you to take a little bit of that Aloha spirit into your day to day life, and get ready to join us on the next Limitless Xperience!


And keep an eye out for the Official Limitless Xperience Maui video!

The Elixer of Life

Water is quite aptly called “elixir of life”. 71% of earth is covered in water (hence the name blue planet) and up to 60% of human body is made up of water. Most importantly it is used by all terrestrial animals to drink in order to provide essential minerals for the body’s nourishment.

~medium.com

Did you know that according to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine, 75% percent of Americans are “chronically dehydrated”?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that the market for “water enhancers” has grown over the years. People are trying just about everything to help get their water down. Our favorite water enhancer has got to be SkinnyStix! Just think, you’re getting your water in, AND the added benefits of energy, appetite suppression, and fat burning*!


In case you need some more motivation, here are the wonderful things that happen to your body when you drink enough water.


After 1 Day: Inadequate hydration can cause extreme fatigue, poor memory, dizziness, constipation, and even mood shifts. But the great news is that water can have immediate benefits, even within 10 minutes or less. “That charge increases the cells’ functional efficiency, leading to better energy, clearer thinking, and less brain fog,” says Dr. Cohen. In addition, you can also feel an improvement in muscle cramps and headache relief.


After 1 Week: Within seven days of being properly hydrated, you’ll have fewer aches and pains and bowel movements will become more regulated and frequent. Also, your skin clarity will improve. “A body that has been suboptimally hydrated will, over time, shunt water toward essential organs like your heart and away from nonessential tissue like your skin and muscles,” says Dr. Charles Passler, a celebrity nutritionist and founder of Pure Change Detox. “This can lead to wrinkled or drooping skin, as well as reduced muscle strength.”


After 1 Month: One month into drinking your daily recommended ounces of water, and you’ll be hitting your stride. You can expect clearer skin, less bloat, plus continuous benefits in mental clarity, muscle strength, and stamina, says Dr. Passler.


After 6 Months: “Having our cells properly hydrated creates homeostasis in the body and flushes out toxins,” says Dr. Passler. Beyond just looking and feeling great, proper hydration is necessary for the proper functioning of every single organ and tissue in your body. He also notes, “The long-term benefits of avoiding dehydration play an important role in reducing the risk of diseases and disorders, like urinary tract infections, hypertension, coronary heart disease, glaucoma, and gallstone disease.”

You’re already working on having optimal levels of hGH, thanks to Thrive-hgh, so why not work on being optimally hydrated too? We think the benefits go hand in hand.

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Independent You…

The Fourth of July is a special time for entrepreneurs because we celebrate the fact that we have the freedom to choose our own path.
We can pick whatever journey we want to start or be a part of. The opportunities are Limitless. With our decisions, we take control of our life, our earnings and our potential. We can launch into a world that matches our interests, skills and needs. Others are no so lucky. We shouldn’t take this ability for granted.
On July 4th, you should ask yourself an important question. Are you exercising your entrepreneurial freedom? Can you seek a more innovative path? As the business landscape changes and the economy of the future begins to shift, does it make sense for you to embrace this ability to make a change and seize control? If you said yes, your own Independence Day may be just around the corner. It all starts with a desire and a plan. The rest of is up to you!

~ Melyn Campbell

To be independent is the business of a few only; it is the privilege of the strong.

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche