October 24, 2019

Collagen

Posted in health and wellness, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 6:32 am by Broken & Brave

Atherosclerosis or ‘Hardening of the arteries’ is an inflammatory problem of the vasculature where lipids are oxidized in the vascular wall. This leads to loss of function, potential occlusion of the artery or plaque rupture & thrombosis.
High cholesterol diets can promote these events. In this study a STATIN was compared to the red carotenoid, astaxanthin, as well as lycopene. Astaxanthin was very effective, in limiting the inflammation, as well as vascular damage and lowered lipid levels in the blood.
Dietary intake is limited for astaxanthin: it is normally found in salmon but at low levels. So here is a classic case for dietary supplementation to take advantage of the remarkable benefits.” 
Dr. Mark Miller 

*no medical or curative claims, just good Science and good nutrition.

Nextlevelcoach.com

Exercise, eating healthy, Whole Foods and drinking plenty of water are key foundations to youthful and vibrant skin that can endure and last. As we age collagen begins to break down…we lose about 1% a year. Yikes! But we can take it all in stride and protect our collagen structure with quality supplementation. Many brands in the market, but I have chosen the recommendation of my friend Dr. Stanley Dudrick. Dr. Dudrick is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential physicians in American history. Dr. Dudrick invented TPN (intravenous nutrition), life flight and has researched collagen for many years. According to him, our entire body has a collagen skeleton. We often think of our skin for collagen, but all of you is collagen! So what better way to protect it than by practicing the basics and adding a quality supplement.

My choice, Dr. Dudrick’s choice, is Glow from AdvoCare. Click the link and check it out! Let me know how you like it!

Nicole

https://www.advocare.com/9507230/store/product/w3031-advocare-glow-skin

**I am compensated for any sales made from this link and I am a believer in this product!**

October 22, 2019

Notes from Joe. . .

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 4:07 am by Broken & Brave

How bad do you want it?

Tap into your inner awesome. There is much great within you. The people who truly love and believe in you can see all the extraordinary you truly are right here right now, as is. But the deepest lovers of your soul will help you up and over to the land that flows with milk and honey. So keep going and keep growing! You’re not done yet!

How bad do you want it?

~Nicole

Click the link for a quick list of bullet points on how to succeed and overcome.⬇️⬇️⬇️

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/notes-from-joe/

October 21, 2019

Triage

Posted in Inspirational, leadership tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:30 pm by Broken & Brave

Dig deep with people. Go the distance. Saturate your heart, mind and soul with encouragement.

Check out the link to learn more about how to triage!

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http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/triage/

October 19, 2019

Broken Places Make Us Brave

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 7:40 am by Broken & Brave

Got Some Goals?

So every goal you have ever set for your health and fitness or every other aspect of your life–it’s not too late. It’s not forsaken, it’s not beyond you or behind you. He is still with you and if you keep going–so will He!

You have been forged from the Rock.

You MIGHT as well be granite because you are ROCK SOLID !

God is Intentional about your Redemption.  I think that’s pretty incredible. ~Nicole

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.” John 13:13

http://brokenandbrave.com/uncategorized/broken-places-make-us-brave/

October 18, 2019

Something from Nothing

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 7:03 am by Broken & Brave

is on the Throne and He still rolls stones! 3 days in a tomb locked behind stone, the Savior owned the keys to death, hell and the grave. It’s time for an overthrow of all things awful in your life. It’s time to rise! Grave clothes come off! You are a Radiant Bride!

And God will create for you, something out of nothing. 

Many Blessings, Nicole

Click the link for the full encouragement! You won’t regret the time spent drinking in pure exhortation!⬇️⬇️⬇️

http://brokenandbrave.com/spirit/devotional/something-from-nothing/

October 13, 2019

Slam the Brakes!

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:40 am by Broken & Brave

(Photo credit tokkoro.com)

What is rising against you?

How is your Peace?

With the Peace of God the Anchor holds steady and strong through even the fiercest storms.

The battle may rage, but you won’t.

Read the link below to find out how to slam the brakes on the things that steal your Peace.

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http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/slam-the-brakes/

October 12, 2019

Slumber of Soul

Posted in Creative Writing/Poetry, Inspirational tagged , , , at 5:43 am by Broken & Brave

New Hope for a New Day. . .

Samuel was a sleeping boy. Yet, the Lord called to him by name. You were sleeping. You maybe weren’t lying down or having your eyes closed, but you were asleep, Slumber of Soul.

At the end of the day when the sun decides to go away and cradle itself on the horizon
The moon arises and this is of no surprise, yet it takes the breath away.

God is like both the sun & the moon—He isn’t going anywhere.
He is committed to you through thick & thin. He is there.

Where are you now? Do you sleep still? Or have your eyes opened and you’ve been awoken to the greatest love you could ever know? This love heals. This love rejuvenated. This love rejoices. This love has a voice and gives you a voice. This love stills the storm to a whisper. This storm breathes life into dry bones. This love carries the weight of your burdens and lays itself down. This love does not tarry, but is freely given. This love is fierce and is not found in multiplication of words. This love is thick and not easily untangled. Once it grabs hold of you, you will never feel strangled, but entangled in something abiding and true. Hope has a beautiful way of making all things new. That’s what this love can do. So open your eyes. Awaken….

The Lord is Calling to you somehow. He doesn’t call to everyone the same—but He calls. Do you feel him? Stirring… something inside of you is stirring.

Grace. Amazing. Pure. True. Hand carved Grace especially for you.

And just like both the sun and the moon—He isn’t going to base His care on yesterday’s performance or Splendor. Fresh and New is His love for you every single single day.

As the Lord sings the nights sweet lullaby-so He graced a whisper to open our eyes.

Today is the best gift…breath it all in.

~Nicole

October 11, 2019

Strength & Joy

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

“Be humble but EXCITED! God is arranging things in your favor. Diligently working behind the scenes. Be excited for all the good coming your way. “Feel” it…..” Gina Gonzalez

A woman who has become dear and close to my heart (who I met through my direct sales business) wrote the above quoted and I couldn’t think it more lovely.

Be humble.

Be courageous.

Be extravagant with Hope. Inspire and Aspire.

You are going higher!

We are all on a journey together, but our paths vary. The view is different, the Splendor varies, the destination by design unique to each individual because you and I…we all are unique in design and purpose. Every life has merit and worth and deserves dignity and a form of honor. All of life is honorable.

Replenish your heart with hope. Stay in the Presence of the Most Honored Holy Ghost. Feel His tingle in your bones, that’s the Anointing. His Presence has an actual Presence. Not everyone can feel Him, but He is there. Call upon His Good Name.

I write and post somewhere on social media everyday something that has inspired my pen or been leaned upon my heart. I don’t know who or how many read my words or even care to read them, but I write them just the same because I know it’s part of my path. You never know who you are helping. I receive messages, texts and phone calls from near strangers telling me details of how something I wrote equipped them to keep going. I absolutely love that part. You don’t have to know those kids of derails to follow the lead of the Lord. And when you are doing what you know God wants you to do, has wired you to do, you will have immeasurable Joy in doing it.

If there is no Joy, maybe it’s not your true path? Maybe you’ve hitched a ride on someone else’s? It may look glamorous or better, but it won’t feel better because it’s not yours. As a personal trainer and nutrition consultant I have to know my scope of practice and I dare not venture out of its borders or I become liable. The same is true for your purpose and identity. Don’t step out of your scope, there is heavenly protection within its borders.

Own the road, but be sure you know the road you are on is yours. Success isn’t success if it doesn’t stir your soul, positively equip others, empower belief and stoic understanding in your destiny. Purpose. Merit. Power.

Be complete…And know that every ounce of your completeness is in knowing the Lord and what He put you here for.

It’s never about being known…but rather it’s about knowing the one who owns you.

You belong to the Lord. I pray today He firmly stoke your Strength and your Joy.

Everything becomes possible for those who love.

~Nicole

“My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to your word.” Psalm 119:28

“When I am with You and You are with me,

Life will be self-forgetting Power;

Life ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free

Will flame in darkest hour.”

George MacDonald

October 10, 2019

Did You Know? . . .

Posted in Creative Writing/Poetry, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 5:25 am by Broken & Brave

Comfort and Rest May they abide wholeheartedly with you today and may you receive Strength for your Journey. ~Nicole

Click the link below for an encouraging word of exhortation.

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/did-you-know/

October 6, 2019

Truly Loved

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:21 am by Broken & Brave

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

His Mighty Grace & Tender Mercy were sent to still you in the storm.

People can hold us from the outside. But God will hold us from the inside. How Beautiful. ~Nicole

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/truly-loved/

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