Taking Stock: The Old Years Resolutions and your New Years Resolutions

What were your resolutions for 2017?

Did you meet them?

Was it easy or hard?

Lost any weight? Organized the garage? Cleaned the basement? Started exercising more? Read any of those books on your list? Eating better? Taking that class you were interested in? Spent more time with ________________________ (family, friends, pet)? Saved money? Gotten the job of your dreams?

Once upon a time there was a person who dreamed of being a successful writer. She wrote the first two chapters of a novel and summited them to a publisher. A few weeks later the publisher called her into the office and excitedly raved about her work, offering a $50,000 advance for the book. This person was shocked and elated. But later in the week when they sat down to write, nothing was there … no creativity … no words … no ideas. Writers block set in and didn’t go away. She lost the book contract and had to take a regular office job she hated. What happened? Subconscious energetic blocks … I’m a fraud, I’m not worthy, I’m not good enough, I’ll never get this done, my writing isn’t worth $50,000, I’m going to fail so why even start, etc. If those scripts are running in the background is it any wonder why writer’s block creeped in? Writer’s block was the “savior” to save face. Right? NO!

Those negative thoughts are hidden in all of our subconscious minds. They are energetic blocks that make it hard for us to achieve our dreams and resolutions. I’ll be holding an energy clearing to help remove energetic blocks later this month. It’s only a $10 investment to help you on your way to an easy and successful New Year!

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For my christian friends and those who aren’t familiar with energy healing, please review the table below. Energy work is drawn from the scientific fields of physics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology on the stress response, cell biology, neurophysiology, electromagnetism, psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, memory reconsolidation & extinction, and quantum mechanics. Energy healing is different than spiritual healing.

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Join me December 28, 2017 to learn more!

 

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A Year of Detox – Month 12

  1. Switch out deodorants (try Schmidt’s). Don’t use anti-perspirants, you are suppose to sweat to detox. The first couple of weeks you can expect sweat and stink … it’s true … you’re detoxing the crap that was trapped in those cells, it’ll change and there will be less sweat and smell, in the meantime just plan to rub on the new deodorant a few times a day.
  2. Switch out any personal care products that contain artificial fragrance and endocrine disruptors. You can trust certain companies for natural soaps, shampoos, and lotions like doTerra, Arbonne, or POSH. I get compliments on the health of my hair even with all the highlights I have and I use doTerra shampoo and conditioner.
  3. Have pain? We all do now and then. Try switching out pain pills for natural topical solutions. The chemistry of essential oils offers many great choices for pain relief as does the hot pepper capsaicin. DoTerra has a pre-made pain blend called “DEEP BLUE.” Essential oils can help decrease inflammation, improve circulation, provide soothing relief to nerves and relax muscles … without the toxic side effects of pills.
  4. This month is easy … avoid fluoride, it’s a neurotoxin, just go to PubMed and type in the search something like toxicity and fluoride or fluoride neurotoxin. Fluoride can be in your drinking water (use a water filter) and it’s most common in dental products. Switch to a natural toothpaste, I use doTerra’s whitening toothpaste.
  5. Do you know about the EWG online guide? Check out the Healthy Cleaning section and see how toxic your current cleaning products are. Don’t have time to do all that research? Then simply buy Norwex … they have laundry detergent and silver embedded cleaning cloths where you only need water to clean. Not sure about using just water? Several essential oils are natural antimicrobials … put a few drops of lemon essential oil in your water and you get anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties.
  6. Sugar feeds cancer, it feeds diabetes, it feeds obesity. Detox from sugar and from artificial sweeteners. Eat more fruits with natural sugars and use natural sweeteners like Stevia. Watch out for the diet sodas and hidden food ingredients in low-cal pre-boxed items.
  7. There’s been found to be a link to parkinson’s and insecticides. Month 7 is July, the middle of the summer, switch out you insect repellant to a natural one made from essential oils. Simply google essential oils for insects and create your own natural spray or buy one pre-made. DoTerra has one called TerraShield.
  8. Drink water. Healthy water. Test your water. Filter your water if needed. Drink out of a glass water bottle (instead of plastic).
  9. Emotions can be as toxic as bad water. If you avoid emotions, they build up inside. Yes they do! Emotions are simply neuropeptides in your body associated with a thought. They have information for you. Listen to them. Anger means your boundaries have been violated somehow. Feel your emotion, let it pass through you without judgement and then positively problem solve what you need to do about the situation that caused the emotion. Need help with this? For $25 you can release old trapped emotions.
  10. Detox your organs. Milk thistle has a protective effect on the liver … just go to PubMed again and search for milk thistle and liver disease.
  11. Detox your body. Chlorella is a chewable algae filled with chlorophyll that can be used for a gentle detox. Lemon juice is another choice to help with a detox and also to help your pH.
  12. Detox from stress. Begin a mindfulness protocol. Notice the sunrise in the morning and thank God for a new day. Notice the sunset at night and reflect on your day with gratitude.

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There’s no better time than today to start with these small steps that will allow you to reap amazing health benefits for your future you!

 

 

 

7 Reasons Healing Doesn’t Occur

I just read an article titled, “The Dangers of Spiritualizing Your Psychological Problems” … boy did that resonate with me.  Made me think in a couple of different directions. The first is a joke about spiritualizing problems The Drowning Man … the story starts out like this:

“A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help.

Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, “Jump in, I can save you.”

The stranded fellow shouted back, “No, it’s OK, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me.”

Click on The Drowning Man link above if you don’t know the rest of the story.

The second direction my mind took is about confusing emotions and spirit. I’m particularly interested in this as I offer therapy for stress and pain relief.

I explain that emotions are both physical (chemical neuropeptides on cell receptor sites in our body) and also energetic (electromagnetic field, cellular bonds) and are associated with thought memories i.e. accidents, tests at school, ferris wheel, first kiss, etc. The thought memories and the emotions can be stored in the body causing triggers to similar events or simply creating a revolving racetrack that keeps coming back.

Prayer can be one way to help (always pray) but sometimes God works through regular means, through action, through His natural laws and the intelligence and the gifts He’s given to the people He created. It’s one way we get to share in His work of healing.

I help people release emotions through stress relieving bodywork and also through energy healing i.e. EFT (emotional freedom technique) and the Emotion Code. Energy work in the form of Einstein’s E=MC2 physics and biology type of energy work where E is energy, M is mass/matter and C is a wavelength of movement/speed of light. Energy work using tapping pressure, magnets, memory, intention, attention, focus, breathe.

Prayer is spiritual and works beyond the material world. Energy is God’s creation based on the physical laws of matter. Some people get spirit and energy mixed up. I’m trying to find ways to change that. Here is a chart offering 7 reasons why healing doesn’t occur. What are your thoughts? Is it easier to see the difference between spirit and energy?

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Stress Less

I have always loved plants and nature. According to the bible they are God’s medicine. A couple of years ago (Oct. 2015) I decided to get more serious studying the chemistry of plant based therapeutics. I’ve always known essential oils were powerful and have recipes for pain relief, sleep, and respiratory support BUT there is so much to learn! Keytones and Oxides, Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenols. 10-carbon molecules = great for diffusing, 15-carbon molecules with a hydroxyl functional group might clog a diffuser and would be better used for topical application or in an inhaler stick. I took three classes and invested 500 hours of study time (actually probably more counting the 15 case studies and final research paper). Here is the certificate of completion from the last of the three classes … I received it after my research paper on stress was reviewed and accepted. I’m officially a Certified Aromatherapist!

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Here’s a recipe blend I had in my research paper:

This is a 2% evening blend for a 15ml glass roller bottle. This blend helps relax both mind and muscles to prepare the body for a restful sleep. Simply roll on neck and shoulders and rub in. ONLY use quality essential oils or you risk skin rash, allergic reactions, immune problems … unfortunately not all essential oils labeled pure are really pure, therapeutic, and unadulterated. I use and sell Doterra at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/relax and I also order from aromatics.com. I can also make this and other custom blends directed towards your unique needs!

STRESS LESS Blend

– 15ml jojoba wax
– 1d frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
– 1d lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
– 1d orange (Citrus sinensis)
– 1d sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana)
– 1d ylang ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuine)
– 1d vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides or Vetiveria zizanioides)

In the research paper I talked about vagus nerve innervations to different areas of the body and the connection to sympathetic nervous system arousal (the stress fight-flight-freeze response). The vagus nerve innervates the diaphragm and one way to bring in calm from a hard-wired perspective is to take deep breaths and extend the exhale. The vagus nerve also has one place in the body where it comes near the skin and that is behind the ears. Gently roll the STRESS LESS blend behind the ear and massage in. Then cup your hands, hold them up to your nose and inhale the relaxing aroma deeply for a count of 5 … slowly exhale for a count of 5 or more if you can.

That’s a one, two, three punch in knocking out stress. The essential oils directly send calming messages to the limbic (fear) area of the brain through the olfactory-limbic connection, the massage behind the ear helps to trigger the parasympathetic (relaxation) side of the vagus nerve, and deep breathing gives a body wide message that it’s safe to rest and digest. The STRESS LESS blend is great for people who have trouble winding down after a busy day; it’ll help prepare your body for a rejuvenating sleep!

Detox Tip for Month 11

A review of month by month ideas on Living the Natural Life Through Detoxing:

January, Month One, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Deodorant without Aluminum (doTerra, Schmidts)

February, Month Two, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Shampoo, Soap, and Lotion without endocrine disruptors (doTerra, Arbonne, POSH, etc.)

March, Month Three, Living the Natural Life – Switch to Natural Pain Relief with Essential Oils (doTerra’s Deep Blue Rub, a natural capsaicin cream, Peppermint for Headaches, or a Blend of Juniper Berry and Black Pepper for nerve pain)

April, Month Four, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Toothpaste and avoid the dangers of toxic fluoride

May, Month Five, Living the Natural Life – Check your cleaning products for toxins with the EWG guide and switch to all natural products and using lemon essential oil for cleaning

June, Month Six, Living the Natural Life – Decrease sugar consumption and use natural sweeteners

July, Month Seven, Living the Natural Life – Switch to essential oils as a natural insect repellent

August, Month Eight, Living the Natural Life – Drink healthy water

September, Month Nine, Living the Natural Life – Do an Emotional Detox – Don’t fear your emotions, feel them fully, process the informational message they are telling you (i.e. set your boundaries, live in the now, don’t expect perfection) and then let them go.

October, Month Ten, Living the Natural Life – Support your bodies ability to detox by helping your detox organs function at their best. Learn more about Milk Thistle and sign up for the October Emotion Code group session.

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Have you started to detox at all? If so, your body is probably very happy! It’s a slow process moving towards optimum health. So many bad choices surround us daily. If you haven’t started, then pick just one thing to change. That’s all, just 1 thing. The outcome in chaos physics is based on one small thing changing the entire picture.

This month I’d like to share some more supplements that help with detoxing. Last month was supporting the liver through milk thistle. This month, I’ve been detoxing through Sunfood’s Broken Cell Wall Chlorella Tablets – chewing the nutty tablets morning and evening about 10-12 a day. I’ve also been taking a drop of Cilantro essential oil morning and evening. And adding in Advanced Research’s Lithium Orotate 120mg tablets.

OMG – I can feel it. This month is a break through month. I feel more energy. I’m walking more miles and feel like I can start running again. I’m needing less sleep and getting more done by day without any exhaustion. In fact, I feel like I’m glowing with energy! For a few days I had loose bowels … a detox type of reaction I’m sure. But this energy is worth it!

I hope it’s beginning to come together for you too. That you’re feeling on top of your health too? It’s never too late to start! Life’s moments are too beautiful not to enjoy! God Bless You~

 

 

 

Busy Week

I got a lot of business done last week at work, 72 hours. It was satisfying. But I needed a get-a-way. My husband and I were planning to spend a couple of days upnorth.

Upnorth is a Michigan term. Many people from the southern counties have cottages in the upper counties. There has been a cottage in my family since the 60’s.

At the last minute a horse came up lame and required care. My husband had to stay home. So I ventured upnorth by myself with an armload of books … science fiction, fantasy, romance.

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I arrived in the early morning  after a 4-hour drive and promptly unloaded the books, grabbed some chips and pop (AKA soda to non-Michiganders), and sat down with a satisfying plunk. Three hours later, I needed to stretch and walk.

The cabin is on a 2-track lane and there are black bears in the vicinity. I worried a little bit and didn’t walk too far away. Who would I call for help? Nobody was around. I walked back and decided to take a nap.

That felt good. Got up and started reading again. Finished one book and the temperature was starting to fall. It would be below freezing tonight. There is no running water and you have to use an outhouse (the little yellow building behind the cabin). The toilet seat was COLD!

A truck went by with young boys, I’m in such a secluded area and have no weapons. I thought of the bears, what if one was by the outhouse in the night? My imagination began to form it’s own novel, a frightening one with all the “what if’s.”

Fear got the best of me and in cowardice, I packed up and went home to safety. Yes, I did get in some reading and relaxation but I’m just not as independent or hardy as I like to think of myself. And that disappoints me in a way, but another part of me says to just allow it to be information and stop the self recriminating judgement.

It’s OK. I can always try again another day. Besides, it WAS something different, a weekend break, a get-a-way from a busy week. And for all of who do travel alone and do it confidently and can “rough it out” in remote areas … you have my utmost respect!

Another trip around the sun …

Granite Earth and Water Energy

I found a rock on my birthday. I’m fond of stones. Collecting them here and there and placing them in my rock garden.

This one caught my eye. It’s granite. Common in the midwest where I live. It’s mostly black and white but has some pinks and greens and crystal sparkles.

Granite is mostly feldspar and quartz. Feldspar is a major part of the earth’s crust, so it’s no wonder that granite is seen as a grounding earth stone. And quartz is a crystal I like to use in therapy. In electronics, quartz is used to ‘purify’ the frequency of energy. Since the human body has it’s own biofield of energy, I figure why not add quartz to help even out the rough painful edges of the wavelengths in a person.

When I looked up granite on the internet, I found that it is associated with the Libra zodiac. Interesting … my birthday is in that zodiac. Happy Birthday to me. lol.

One website states the characteristics of granite are protection and seeing the bigger picture. Cool. It’s also suppose to be a stone of abundance bringing money. That made me think of the expense of a granite countertop, so yes, granite can bring in money. lol.

Another website says that granite can be used for healing toxic areas. Releasing toxins has certainly been a major theme for me in the past year. Granite is also supposed to be useful for healing disorders of the face and head … hum … maybe this little birthday stone will become a pet rock (I’ve definitely aged myself with that idiom) and I’ll sleep with it near that darn painful trigeminal nerve on my face. JK.

I like my little whimsical stone and all it’s possible meanings. It seemed special finding it on my birthday and felt a little magical to read about it. But now it’s time to get down to earth and buckle in for another trip around the sun.