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Be sure to read the previous blog post first, “Can Your Weak Links Wreck Your Life? Part 1.

How often do you invest the time to review your lifestyle to identify the rewards and risks of your choices and decisions? How well do you analyze and calculate the weak links that can potentially ruin or wreck your Life? What is your long-term happiness and health worth? Risk analysis and proper planning are essential to protect your quality of life. With the sad and sobering statistics for accidents, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, disability, kidney disease, high blood pressure, immune disorders, and other chronic health issues, now might be a great time to do an audit, checkup and detailed review to identify, manage, and mitigate most of your health hazards and lifestyle weak links.

A recent blog (click the link above) shared 77 solutions, strategies, and suggestions to prevent terrible teeth troubles and also help reduce many other health risks. Reading that post is an excellent way to improve your health because many dental health issues contribute to and compound other health issues. Today is an invitation to read the second half of a comprehensive checklist and create a call-to-action plan to help improve your lifestyle and minimize weak links.  If you are open and willing to identify your potential weak links, you can learn techniques, therapies, tips, and treatments that minimize and mitigate some risks to enjoy more rewards you deserve and desire. Implementing these strategies and suggestions may help prevent problems that sabotage your happiness, health, and longevity.

Most people make New Year’s resolutions without identifying, measuring, and planning for their greatest risks and weakest links. This blog is a continuation of an earlier theme about utilizing the power of powerful questions to help transform your life. Our actions, belief systems, habits, and questions determine our long-term happiness and health. This blog is dedicated to improving your happiness and health as you minimize risks and weak links. Consider rereading the previous blog regarding action steps to prevent terrible teeth troubles to prime the pump for more powerful progress.

The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to help people with education, information, inspiration, and motivation to learn successful solutions, strategies, suggestions, and systems to improve their lifestyle and quality of life. Weak links often lead to pain and problems that could be avoided. You will find important information and helpful signals on your dashboard that will indicate if and when a weak link is present. An annual review and regularly checking your dashboard to look for weak link indicators can avoid wrecking your quality of life. This blog offers the M – Z Part 2 checklist to identify weak links that can wreck your happiness and health.

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Can Your Weak Links Wreck Your Life M – Z Part 2

Consider this checklist like your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. If you want to operate your vehicle safely, protect your investment, and take good care to keep it running well for a long time, there are important steps, strategies, and suggestions that have proven helpful:

  • Makeup is often made with chemicals and ingredients that are health hazards. Read the ingredients and avoid chemical toxins. Natural beauty is more important than fake face masks.
  • Marriage and partnership are sacred ceremonies that establish a bond that binds people together. When people invest energy and time in a relationship it improves the chance for long-term success. Medications can harm or help. Many medications have serious adverse reactions and side effects. Focusing on healthy habits can help prevent the need for many Over-the-counter OTC medications and prescription drugs. What lifestyle and nutrition changes can help you avoid the need for drugs? Meditation and mindfulness are beneficial habits. What do your meditation and mindfulness practice look like? When would now be a great time to quiet the monkey mind with regular meditation?
  • Memory is a gift that helps humans survive and thrive. What are you doing to boost and protect your memory? What else can you do to improve your memory?
  • Microbiome is the term that refers to the complex world of organisms that coexist and cooperate in your gut, mouth, and skin health. What are you doing to protect your defense system?
  • Military service is an honor and a privilege for a person serving their country. Who can you thank for performing military service because it involves a huge commitment and sacrifice? If you served in the Armed Forces who can you support with this education and information?
  • Minerals and trace elements are important for health. Mineral deficiencies cause health problems. Minerals are molecules that act as catalysts to all the miracles taking place in your body and brain. Be sure to consume a rainbow of healthy whole foods to maintain your health. Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and sulfur are important minerals. Are you getting the minerals and trace elements you need to be healthy?
  • Missing teeth can make dental problems worse. Find a good holistic dentist to help you take better care of your gums and teeth.
  • Mouth breathing is detrimental to health. Google breathwork and breathing training to find help developing healthy nasal breathing patterns during the day and night.
  • Mitochondria are the energy powerhouses in your cells. They need to function properly to maintain our body and brain. Be sure to pamper and protect them as if your life depended on them, because it does.
  • Mold is a common problem and a serious health hazard. Mold is easy to grow on bread, food, fruits, and wood in a home. Mold and mold spores can be deadly, debilitating, and detrimental to your happiness and health.
  • Money is a commodity, resource, score system, and tool. Money can be the seeds for satisfaction and success or be the road to recklessness and ruin that leads to problems. Many people have limiting beliefs about money and therefore money is scarce. Many people acquire a lot of money and are still seeking happiness and health. Learn to manifest money and let it compound for your greater good and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Muscles are the cells that allow you to live, move, and perform. Muscles need exercise, nutrition, and TLC to perform at their best. What are you doing to maintain your muscles?
  • Music can harm your body and brain or it can heal and help soothe the savage beast. Music comes in many forms and varieties. Choose wisely because music can help heal your head and heart with harmony and also help you avoid disharmony and negative influences.
  • Nature is necessary for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. How much time do you spend in nature regularly? Have you heard about the amazing benefits of Earthing, Forest Breathing, Mother Nature, and Photo-therapy?
  • Necks require maintenance and TLC like other areas of the body. Unfortunately, many people are experiencing neck aches and problems due to improper neck positions and posture. Are you harming your back and neck by your poor posture when on your cell phone, chair, or computer?
  • Nose breathing is essential for good health. Mouth breathing leads to problems. Do you know about proper nasal breathing? Did you know that sinus issues, sleep apnea, and snoring are signs you may need breathwork training?
  • Nutrition affects your dental, emotional, mental, and physical health. Are you investing in food that helps your health or food that harms your health and contributes to sickness?
  • Outdoor time is an optimum therapy for reducing sadness, sickness, stress, and strain. How much time do you invest in outdoor time for your health and well-being? Oxygen is key to fuel your body and brain. It is important to protect your blood, heart, and lungs to ensure they function at an optimal level to keep your blood and oxygen flowing.
  • Pain is a sensation that helps provide sensory input and keeps you safe. Pain is a signal on your dashboard that something needs attention. Too much pain is a signal that means to pay better attention to your habits, lifestyle, and nutrition. Remember too much unhealthy pleasure now often leads to pain in the future.
  • Parents play a vital role in being resources, role models, and responsible for child-rearing. Your parents did the best they could with the resources they had. If things get off track it is up to you to redesign, repair, and reprogram your behaviors, belief systems, and habits to create a new path to a better future. Are you being the best you can be so you can help the next generation be the best version of themselves?
  • Peak performance is a mental mindset that helps you optimize your beliefs, behaviors, and best resourcefulness.
  • Peers are important because they help determine our level of sadness or success. Be careful who you hang out with because that plays a significant role in your lifestyle.
  • Phobias are a form of fear and worry. A great thought to help banish fear is thinking FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.
  • Plaque is a major problem that causes cardiovascular and dental health issues.  Brushing, cleaning, flossing, and oral hygiene are essential for dental health. Healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices help avoid cardiovascular plaque.
  • Poor dental hygiene usually leads to bacteria overgrowth, gum disease, and tooth problems. Are you brushing twice a day and flossing as your best dental insurance? Procrastination is a form of avoiding taking action and a rationalization for a limiting behavior. Too much procrastination will often result in more pain in the long run.
  • Rationalization is often part of procrastination. Too much rationalization often results in more pain, problems, and procrastination. Do you see the chasing your tail and crazy eight situations that result?
  • Reading is one of the most important life skills we can develop and encourage in others. Are you reading information that offers valuable words with wisdom or reading worthless words without wisdom? Choose wisely what you read and watch because this information will become a part of your memory and mind.
  • Relationships are how we become more as a person. Do your relationships create a dream team and supportive environment? Or do your relationships hold you back and pull you down?
  • Resilience is like forging steel in a fire and drenching it in water to make it harder, stronger, and tougher. What are you doing to build your resilience each day?
  • Retirement is a key financial goal for many people and requires budgeting, discipline, investing, planning, and savings. How often do you think about retirement? What are you doing regularly to plan and prepare for retirement? Do you have a Financial Freedom blueprint? What do you know about Financial Independence Retire Early FIRE? When would now be a great time to review and update your financial freedom plan?
    Role models help with coaching, examples, guidance, information, strategies, tips, vision, and wisdom. Who are your role models? How often do you read and watch their suggestions?
  • Root canals are serious health hazards. They hide harmful bacteria that can harm your health and heart. Do you have any root canals? What can you learn from a holistic dentist for help?
  • Saving for a rainy day are words with wisdom. What are you doing to enhance your savings and invest them wisely?
  • Sea salt is an important health resource that offers an excellent source of minerals and trace elements. Sodium Chloride (processed and refined Table salt) is an industrial product. Which type of salt are you consuming to ensure your health and well-being?
  • Shoes have become a major problem and source of foot discomfort and pain. Heels and high heels are especially problematic. Have you learned about zero-drop shoes?
  • Shopping addictions can be a serious pain and problem for many. Is your shopping thrifty and well-planned or are you addicted to shopping and collecting excess stuff?
  • Sinus problems are often due to unhealthy choices and lifestyles. What things are you doing that may cause sinus issues? Have you heard about neti pots and sinus irrigation?
  • Sitting for extensive periods has become a major health hazard. Many chairs, couches, and sofas lack good ergonomics and support. Are you sitting too much?
  • Skin is our largest organ and needs proper Tender Loving Care (TLC). Most people abuse their skin daily with body care products that are health hazards. How healthy is your skincare system?
  • Sleep is a vital part of our health, lifestyle, and well-being. Sleep hygiene is important for a good night’s sleep.  People need a comfortable, dark, peaceful, and quiet sanctuary.
  • Smell is an important sense to maintain and protect. Are you avoiding artificial chemicals, fragrances, and toxins that can harm your sense of smell?
  • Smiles are an important facial expression to see and share with others. Smiles are typically linked to feelings of happiness and joy. How often do you smile?
  • Snoring is an important warning sign that something is off with a person’s breathing patterns. Do you snore? Have you had it checked out or done a sleep study?
  • Speech is a gift that allows humans to communicate. There is an art and science to being a good listener and speaker. How do your listening and speaking skills rate?
  • Spine is the complex assembly of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons that create our backbone. Are you harming or helping your back and spine?
  • Squatting is an important exercise and movement to develop and maintain for life. What squatting exercises and training are you doing?
  • Standing is a vital part of life. Most people have poor posture and stand in such a way as to cause stress and strain to their back, hips, legs, and neck. Standing straight and tall is important for maintaining good alignment and posture. How would your standing rate be from an ergonomic and health perspective?
  • State, Story, and Strategies refer to the many aspects and influences of our belief systems and lifestyles. When we are in a positive state of mind with an optimistic outlook and story in our heads, we create better solutions, strategies, and suggestions. When we have a negative state and story running through our mind we will most likely produce disempowering and negative results. Are your state, story, and strategy moving you closer to your goals or further away?
  • Stress is a mental state when we focus on the future and emote feelings due to anger, anxieties, concerns, control, emotional upsets, fears, hurts, problems, traumas, and worries. Are you living more in the present or are you living more in the past or future? The optimal state is to live and love in the present. Being present is a gift.
  • Sunlight exposure is essential to produce plants for food, herbs, medicines, and nutrition. Sunlight exposure is vital to producing Vitamin D in our bodies. Sunlight is vital for many complex health benefits. Are you getting enough sunlight at the optimal times to maintain your health and well-being? Most people in the UK and US are not.
  • Sunscreen is big business and has been over-promoted as the key to protecting your skin. Unfortunately, most of the chemicals in sunscreen are health hazards and toxic. Plus many people using sunscreen develop unhealthy habits and excessively expose their skin to too much sun at the wrong time of the day. Clothing and hats are the best sunscreen to avoid excessive sun exposure. Are you using clothing for natural sunscreen or chemical sunscreens?
  • Surgeries can be a blessing or a curse. Some surgeries save lives. Most surgeries have become convenient, cosmetic, elective, and harmful. When surgery is based on appearances, deception, elective procedures, and vanity there will often be unhealthy consequences. Scars from surgeries can cause significant issues.
  • Soda consumption contributes to damaging gums, health, and teeth. Consuming herbal teas, tinctures, and tonics helps to keep you happy and healthy.
  • Sports are a common source of injury. Are you using a helmet and mouthguard that can protect your head and teeth from damage?
  • Sports drinks often contain health-hazard compounds that can harm your health. How many health-hazard beverages do you consume?
  • Sugar can be a treat or a trick. Consume less refined sugar and more healthy foods and fruits with natural sugar.
  • Sunlight is essential for good health. Invest the time to protect your health. Far Infrared and Near Infrared light therapy can also help support your health.
  • Superfoods provide beneficial amino acids, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients, proteins, trace elements, and vitamins. What new superfoods can you consume?
  • Taste is a sense that is like the security guard for what enters your mouth and fuels your body and brain. Do you consume too much sugar? What cold beverages are you consuming that may be harming your health?
  • Technology can offer a healthy or unhealthy aspect to your life. Are you aware of unhealthy aspects like cell phone distractions while driving, ElectroMagnetic Radiation (EMR), and social media addiction? Too many people spend too much time on electronic devices and develop unhealthy habits. Can you relate to that?
  • Teeth are important for chewing our food sufficiently for good digestion. Healthy teeth are a major contributor to a healthy lifestyle. How healthy are your gums and teeth?
  • Tongue health indicates overall health. How healthy is your tongue? Do you brush and scrape your tongue?
  • Toxins such as chemicals, heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides, larvicides, pesticides, plastics, and pollution are poisoning our world. What are you doing to reduce your toxin footprint and load? Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? What can you do today to reduce the toxins you buy and use?
  • Trauma comes in many forms and can affect many aspects of our lives. Do you have past traumas that can benefit from healing and resolving? Did you know Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can help resolve traumas?
  • Tobacco usage contributes to many health issues. Replace toxic tobacco with life-supporting habits like exercise, meditation, nature, and yoga.
  • Tongue brushing and scraping help remove excess bacteria and gunk to improve dental health and oral hygiene. Do you brush or scrape your tongue>
  • Toothpaste should be all-natural to avoid any health hazard chemicals. Do you buy natural options or DIY recipes?
  • Turmeric offers many health benefits, and many people use it to whiten teeth naturally. Are you benefitting from the consumption of turmeric?US Library of Medicine says our mouth contains over 500 species of bacteria, fungi, viruses & protozoa. Is your mouth healthy or unhealthy?
  • Values, Visions, and Virtues are like your Code of Conduct. Do you have a clear Code of Conduct blueprint?
  • Virus stories are appearing regularly in magazines, newspapers, and television. Viruses have coevolved and coexisted with humans since the beginning of humans. Did you know humans have more nonhuman cells than human cells? Scientists estimate humans are 90% nonhuman cells (bacteria, fungi, mold, pathogens, parasites, and viruses). Did you know that animals and humans are unable to exist without viruses? Maybe we should stop waging war on viruses and make peace with viruses. Maybe the best way to deal with viruses is to boost your immune system, eat healthy, and train your body to adapt and coexist as the viruses adapt.
  • Vitamins are essential for health. Consuming whole food vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K helps support your health. Are you consuming quality whole-food vitamins or synthetic junk vitamins? Choose wisely.
  • Vocabulary usage is an indicator of knowledge and mindset. Do you use vocabulary that is positive and supports your health and well-being? Do you use disempowering and negative words? Coaches and mentors can help you be more aware of your word choices and manifest thoughtful transformation. Consider reading Unleash the Power Within by Tony Robbins to learn more about the power of transformational vocabulary.
  • Walking may be one of the most important activities for us to stay healthy/ Are you walking an average of 10,000 steps per day? This equates to about 5 miles.
  • Weight, Body Mass Index BMI, and height are important biomarker measurements to track.  Other biomarkers are your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. How do your biomarkers look for your age category?
  • Wellness is the state of being that results from a healthy lifestyle and mindset. How important is your health, longevity, and well-being? Do you have some daily rituals to enhance your health and wellness?
  • Wisdom teeth grow there for a reason. Removing wisdom teeth can alter the spacing of teeth, impact the meridian connection, and may cause cavitations later. The majority of the time wisdom teeth should be with us for life.
  • Work is what our body and brain were designed for. Doing the right work in the right way creates our passion, purpose, and wealth.
  • X-rays, CAT scans, microwaves, MRIs, and radar expose you to radiation. Are you careful to avoid excess and unnecessary exposure?
  • Yes to happiness and health means saying no to health hazards. limiting beliefs, and a loser lifestyle. What will it take for you to create a happy and healthy lifestyle? Do you have a vision board? Would having a vision board help you manifest and visualize your values, virtues, and vision?
  • Yoga is a body, mind, and spirit practice that offers many benefits. Is yoga a part of your health and wellness blueprint?
  • Zen thinking emphasizes diligent insight, meditation practice, mindfulness, and self-restraint. How often do you focus on your bliss and zen? Is Zen missing from your health plan? Can Zen add more zest to your life? Add it to your values list and vision board and find out.
  • Zest for learning, living, loving, and leaving a legacy is a powerful force for happiness and a healthy lifestyle.  How is your lifestyle zest working for you?

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Call to Action

A call to action is an invitation to implement ideas to improve your current situation. A call to action suggests immediate steps to implement change, improvement, and progress. What calls to action come to mind after reading the A – Z weak links checklist? What master action plan will help you reduce your weak links?

Helpful Hint

Creating a checklist, spreadsheet, or vision board is a great way to keep you focused and provide a path to your progress. We benefit from recording our scores, steps, strategies, and suggestions to improve our health and well-being. Remember… maintaining your health is key to maintaining your wealth.

Passion for People & Planet

Did you know the passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of reading and research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration? This blog is shared to help you identify your weakest links and develop a master action plan to protect yourself from things that can harm or rob you of your happiness and health.

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Will you invest 30 minutes a day to identify and strengthen your weak links for more happiness, health, and longevity, or will you endure pain, pitfalls, and problems as your weak links wreck your happiness and health ?” —Michael Morningstar

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