HN’s April Health Challenge!

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It’s April, and whether this means spring or fall where you are, it’s a great time of the year to begin new things and challenge yourself to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in the weeks and months ahead.

If you are ready for a challenge that will help you to achieve all these things, and maybe more, HumanaNatura’s April Health Challenge and HN-100 Natural Fitness Program may be just right for you. HN-100 is a free, step-by-step health program that gets results and introduces you to all four of our lifelong natural health techniques.

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Our challenge? It’s for you (and maybe a friend) to begin HN-100 this month and see the program through to the end. As the name suggests, HumanaNatura’s HN-100 Program is a 100-day fitness plan that familiarizes you with our overall natural health system in a structured and incremental way. You may find that HN-100 strikes a perfect balance of essential fitness guidance and gradual exploration of your unique long-term health potential.

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Progressive Life At The Equinox

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the equinox! In the natural year, we are now halfway between the extremes of darkness and light of the winter and summer solstices. Everywhere on earth, there is equal day and night, and a natural balance or centering that touches many aspects of life – and can aid and inform us all.

A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we encourage review and renewal of our Natural Life Plans during the twice-yearly times of natural balance that are the equinoxes. This includes making changes to our existing plans as needed, and considering anew what progressive natural life and health mean for us, as we look back and ahead in our lives.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest member newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the key milestones of the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters or learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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Steamed Veggies Salad Meal

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In the transition from winter to spring, or summer to fall, sometimes we want a meal that is warm but not too warm, and perhaps filling but not too filling as well. In any case, making extra-healthy meals that are warm or cool, and filling or less so, is always easy when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. Today’s steamed veggies salad meal is a delicious example, and study in making meals that are just right, and neither too big, small, hot, and cool.

Our sample HumanaNatura meal begins with a some sliced golden potato, cut yellow onion, crushed and chopped garlic, and cayenne pepper, all of which are steamed at medium-high heat for about three minutes (see our Cooking With Steam Overview if you are new to food steaming). As these foods cook, half of a zucchini and carrot are each cut into noodles, either with a knife or using a veggetti noodle slicer. The noodles are then placed atop the steaming root veggies and everything is steamed for an additional three minutes.

As the steamed portion of the meal finishes cooking, a handful of fresh arugula or another raw green is placed on the side of a plate, along with bit-sized pieces of cucumber and tomato, and this part of the meal is dressed with a bit of white balsamic vinegar and olive oil. When the steamed veggies are done, they are plated alongside the raw foods, and dressed with a bit of red chilli sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. The entire meal is then garnished with black pepper and parsley, and a bit of ground ginger and sesame seeds if you would like, and served promptly. Not too hot or cool, or too filling or light – just quick, easy, delicious, and super-healthy!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our free health programs and resources at Welcome.

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Making Cross-Quarter Progress

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the cross-quarter! In the natural year, we are now midway between the more evocative period of the recent solstice and the naturally more balanced time of the coming equinox. Everywhere on earth, there is clear but unmistakable change – away from the depth of winter and height of summer and toward the relative balance of spring or fall in each hemisphere – an ongoing rhythm of life on earth that touches us all.

A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we recommend extra progress on our Natural Life Plans around each cross-quarter. At the equinox-nearing cross-quarter, this is so we have adequate completed actions and learning at the equinox – in another six weeks or eighth of a year – when HumanaNatura encourages reflection and updating of our plans.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest member newsletter was distributed today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters or learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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Get Moving Steam Meal

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In cold or cool weather especially, there’s nothing like a good warm meal to get us moving, and to keep us moving. For this goal, we need meals that are filling, but not overfilling, have plenty of natural carbohydrates and fiber, and include a bit of protein and fat. A problem for many of us is that we don’t know how to make nutritiously complete meals like this, at least quickly and easily. But making meals that are warm, filling, and optimally healthy is always quick and easy when we prepare foods the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines.

Today’s sample HumanaNatura Steam Meal begins by steaming some cut sweet potato, onions, and garlic, seasoned with red and black pepper, for about two minutes. A bed, or nest, of shredded cabbage is then added, two cracked eggs are placed on top, yolks broken, and the meal is steamed for another two minutes. Sliced orange bell pepper (or your favorite cookable veggies) are added, and the meal is steamed for two more minutes and then allowed to sit covered for another minute. The cooked meal is then plated and served promptly, after being garnished with a bit of butter for flavor and heartiness, zig-zags of chilli sauce and oyster sauce, a bit of black pepper, a peeled and chopped orange on the sides, and a few shakes of parsley flakes. A delicious, inviting, and healthy meal, one that is quick to prepare and will get you up and moving!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious, inviting, and nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Steam Meals via our Steam Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at HumanaNatura.

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Performance Via Ready, Set, Go!

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With a new year upon us according to many calendars – though the natural year can be seen as beginning at the winter solstice – we would like to help you to be at your best during the coming days, weeks, and months.

Our title and photo may conjure thoughts of a foot race, but we instead want to show how the simple idea and three-part process of ready-set-go can help us and our groups be more successful, whether at the start of a year or during other important events and times.

In practice, consciously organizing ourselves or our groups for new years and other challenges and opportunities is similar in process, and can use the same basic steps, as preparing for a race. But unlike racing, these larger life preparations are normally far more important for our health and quality of functioning than any race we will run.

Consider the following ready-set-go process and actions, which we can follow anytime, but may be especially beneficial at milestones and before major events:

> Ready – preparing for a new year or another event begins by bringing our awareness to the fact that the coming time or event is here, or near, and then seeing this as an opportunity to increase our quality of life, growth potential, or performance – all relative to less attentive, aware, conscious, or deliberate functioning.

> Set – with readying awareness of a new time period or event, or even of the new moment always before us, the next step is to ensure clarity regarding what we most want to achieve in this time. Similar to making resolutions, this step involves reviewing our goals, and then ensuring that we have clear and realistic steps or milestones in place for achieving them.

> Go! – with a review of our goals and plans, the final step is to launch into them – notably with vigor, force, commitment, awareness, curiosity, and inventiveness. A useful way to aid this third step is by distilling our plans down to the 3-5 final outcomes or building milestones we most want to achieve in the next 30 days, a practice we can repeat at the start of every new month, or more often.

As you can see, this three-part process is simple and flexible, reflecting its long evolution and use. Importantly, it is also engaging and motivating, and offers us the prospect of far greater attentiveness, deliberateness, and performance in many domains. We hope you will explore the approach, now and over time, and that it will prove useful and even unexpectedly powerful in your life and groups.

We would enjoy hearing about your plans and goals for the new year, or for another new event or time in your life or work, and the resources you have and challenges you face. Write to us anytime at Contact HumanaNatura, and learn more about  HumanaNatura and our natural health system at Welcome.

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Progressive Life At The Solstice

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the solstice! Around the world, we are now at one of two crucial milestones in the natural year. Today is the shortest day, start of winter, and beginning of a new natural year in the northern hemisphere. And it is the longest day, midpoint of the year, and start of summer in the south.

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A Moment in the Everchanging Light of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we encourage spending this and every solstice with family, friends, and community. With the extreme light and heightened feelings that come with the solstices, it’s a natural opportunity to celebrate progress in our lives and Natural Life Plans, break from our routines and seek new perspective, and encourage greater health and progressivity in others.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest community newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year, providing updates to our members on HumanaNatura’s programs, resources, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters, or to learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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