The Power of Motivational Quotes

I must have hundreds of motivational quotes saved on my phone, including one on my lock screen that I change up every few weeks. I am a huge believer that motivational quotes and affirmations can help cultivate a mindset of success and happiness. I use positive affirmations written on sticky notes around my home to start my day off on the right note, and I find myself reviewing motivational quotes saved on my phone throughout the day, especially when I’m feeling stressed or angry. I thought this would be the perfect place to share some of my favorite quotes with my readers in hopes of helping you set your days up for success. They say happiness is a choice and I truly believe that. Try reading two motivational quotes and repeating two affirmations out loud every day for a week and see how that changes your life. Below I will share some of my favorites to get you started!


Lemon and Cayenne Water

Well, it’s a new year and time to refresh things from a health and wellness perspective! I’ve recently been starting my mornings with a drink of lemon and cayenne water. It sounded not particularly tasty at first but it’s actually great!

Apparently this mixture is excellent for detoxifying the body and assisting the digestive system. The lemon is packed with vitamin C which combats toxins.  Lemons are also filled with antioxidants and electrolytes. Not only that, but lemons help neutralize the body’s pH. Because digestion is so important, this drink is a great way to set the stage for your day.

Cayenne pepper is also known to stimulate the circulatory system by opening the capillaries, aids digestion, and helps regulate blood sugar. It also boosts the temperature of your body and kick-starts your metabolism.

So, how does it work? As soon as you wake up, warm up a half litre of water (but not too hot), add the juice from a full lemon, and sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper. Be sure to buy non-irradiated cayenne pepper, since irradiation reduces the nutritional profile and natural medicinal properties of herbs and spices. Once that’s done, mix everything together and drink it! I also like to rinse my mouth out with about a half glass of water when I’m done. Waiting about 30 minutes before eating breakfast for best results!