Why Weight

Why Weight

  1. Eat until you’re 80% full.
  2. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth, chew your food thoroughly.
  3. Eat for your micro biome.
  4. Eat to clean up your dirty genes.
  5. Use food mindfully.
  6. Avoid pesticides, GMO’s, toxins, and dangerous food additives.
  7. Move your body.
  8. Drink good water.
  9. Cut out artificial sweeteners.
  10. Create a healthy sleep routine.
  11. Work on balancing your hormones.
  12. Decrease cortisol inducing stress.

Implementing all these things may be easier said then done. If you are, kudos to you! But if you aren’t, and you have weight issues, and you’ve tried but just can’t maintain the willpower, then there may be a logical reason behind it. You may have an unconscious energy that is opposing your conscious intentions and zapping your willpower.

Trapped emotions are unconscious energies that can sabotage your best efforts at losing weight.  In June I’ll be helping release the trapped emotions around weight loss and you can JOIN IN for free.

Go to my FACEBOOK PAGE and share your views in a POLL about why people are overweight. I’d appreciate your help and I’ll incorporate your ideas in the group call in June.

Comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!

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Swelling in the Ankles

Swelling in the ankles can be a sign of heart issues for women. It’s something that should be checked out if you’re not sure why it’s there. I get periodic swelling when I’ve been sitting along time (like when I was traveling to Florida last week) and I’m more prone to ankle swelling when I’m on a certain prescription medication (one of those darn side effects). I have a friend who had lymph nodes removed during cancer surgery and she’s struggling with swelling in her ankles now. And I have another friend who had a traumatic brain injury and uses a wheelchair for ambulation and she struggles with swelling in her ankles. And I have a family member who gets swelling during hot muggy weather (and is under a cardiac physician’s care) but is fine in the air conditioning.

I created an essential oil cream blend that supports circulation in the ankles for all those situations that I thought I’d share with you here.

Beautiful Ankles Cream

2oz doTERRA Scent Free Lotion

12 Drops Cypress (Circulation: For improvement of circulation, relief of swelling and pain caused by varicose veins, and reduction of inflammation and edema in the limbs. Menstruation: Cypress is often used in massage blends to alleviate cramping. Musculoskeletal: Cypress has anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions, and is very useful for rheumatic conditions. Its antispasmodic activity can help with restless leg syndrome.)

6 Drops *Grapefruit (Astringent: Grapefruit essential oil is frequently recommended for use in skin care blends for its toning (contracting and tightening) effects. Cooling: Grapefruit essential oil is reported to have a cooling effect when applied to the skin. Diuretic: Grapefruit is frequently cited as being useful for combatting fluid retention.)

6 Drops Juniper Berry (Congestion and fluid retention: Juniper Berry is widely used for edema, lymph congestion, bloating, varicose veins, and fluid retention. It can be used in blends to counteract tissue congestion along with Cypress and Grapefruit.)

2 Drops Helichrysum (Musculoskeletal: Helichrysum is very useful for muscle and tendon damage, inflammation, bruising, joint pain, and swelling. Injury: For soft tissue damage, pain, inflammation, bruising, and prevention of infection.)

Massage a small amount on ankles. Repeat up to 6x a day for as long as needed for relief to get your beautiful ankles back.

Use within one year. Store in cool and dark area to prevent oxidation of essential oils. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.

(Information provided in parentheses about the therapeutic benefits of each essential oil comes from the certification course I completed through Aromahead.)

OFFICE USE *Safe use of phototoxic oils: Grapefruit (cold pressed): 24 drops per 1 ounce (this blend is within the safety guidelines for use on areas that may be exposed to sunlight)

Here are some common questions I answer about using essential oils:
  • I studied to be certified as an aromatherapist for 2 years
  • Essential oils are extracted from plants, are natural, and help support the body to heal itself
  • Essential oils have a chemistry that can be used for supporting the natural healing ability of the body for those experiencing different issues
  • There is research on the use of essential oils on ailments on the PubMed website
  • Not all essential oils are the same, a cheap bottle of “Lavender” from your local dollar store may cause skin irritation and irritability when it should be very skin healing and help with anxiety and sleep and this is why that can happen … the FDA does not regulate the industry and essential oils can be labeled pure but 1) may not be pure at all (may have weeds or other plants in them), 2) may have synthetic components mixed in with them, 3) may be from plant material that was sprayed with chemicals, 4) may be 1 drop pure and 100 drops of another oil (very diluted), 5) may be taken at the wrong time of harvest or harvested during rain which changes the healing chemistry that would normally be typical of the oil and 6) may be taken from a 2nd or 3rd pressing of the plants (like making tea from an old tea bag) and thus the resulting “oil” is very weak. One lab bought and tested a cheap bottle of Frankincense off the shelf from a store and tested it and there was NO Frankincense in the bottle at all! Frankincense normally sells for about $100 a bottle and the “cheap” bottle was about $10 … but it was really worthless. Authentic Frankincense is used for cancer and aging and many other applications … it’s a powerful biblical oil
  • You want to buy essential oils from reputable sellers who provide a current GCMS report on the chemistry showing the purity of the plant – I purchase my essential oils online and buy most of them from a company called Doterra … good oils are not cheap but they offer amazing natural health benefits (often without any side effects  you can get from prescription meds)

Essential oils work with the body and help it to heal over time, they are supportive and like brushing your teeth, should be used regularly to get results. This is because they are working at helping the body heal the underlying cause of the problem rather than simply masking a symptom.

Are you interested in a personalized custom blend to support your health? I’d be happy to help, just click on the “custom blend” link above! If you’re interested in the Beautiful Ankles Cream and don’t want to invest in all the different supplies, I can make one up for you @ $30 if you’re in the lower 48 states of the USA. And if you’re interested in natural alternatives to health and want to buy essential oils yourself at wholesale prices, I can help there too! Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me! I’m excited about the natural options and opportunities offered by the effective use of quality essential oils.

Energy Magic?

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Relief from muscle pain

Increased circulation

Reduced stress and fatigue

Soothing and relaxing

Easing joint pain

Reduced inflammation

Increased tissue oxygenation

Restful sleep

Decreased Anxiety

Uplifted mood

Body detoxing

Sound too good to be true? I just returned from an energy psychology/energy medicine conference held in Disney World, the land of magic. The relief people receive from energy work can seem magical.

Energy isn’t some far out concept though … it’s just a wavelength acting on a physical object or it’s a physical object acting on a wavelength.

Wavelengths of energy can come in the form of heat or electricity (I bought a Far Infrared Biomat to put on the therapy table and a portable TENs Unit). Physical objects that affect wavelengths are usually some type of crystal (the Biomat is filled with amethyst). If crystals seem New Agey to you, then consider that they are commonly used in electronics and medical devices and ask yourself why that might be!?!

There are several energy systems in the human body: the electrical impulses in the nervous system, the pressure system in the fascia and bones (piezoelectricity), and the chemical reactions in the body create energy to name a few.

Some bioenergy systems have been detectible for a long time (EEG, EKG), some have been ignored up until recently (fascia), some systems are newly discovered (mesentery and the primovascular system), and some systems, like the chakras, are waiting for science to catch up and invent the right measurement tools.

Energy medicine has been practiced in therapy for decades … heat and cold, light spectrums and infrared lasers, sound and ultrasound, massage pressures (myofascial release), etc.

Energy psychology takes energy medicine to a whole new level. Both are based on balance of the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system and the body, but energy psychology combines tapping (pressure on fascial acupressure nodes) with mindfulness (being in the here and now and noticing body sensations) and the energy of memory, emotions, and thoughts to heal both physical and psychological pain.

The conference at Disney had sessions on current research, practical methods of energy psychology and energy medicine treatments, and a variety of vendors selling everything from the TENs unit I bought to crystals to infrared saunas to FDA approved light therapy devices to tuning fork sound therapies … covering a multitude of the electromagnetic wavelength spectrum. It was a magical conference with a down-to-earth science based background and I’m excited to bring some of that pain and stress relieving energy magic back home to my clients!

How Do You Know You Are Healing?

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What are the signs you’re taking the right step to healing? The changes sometimes seem so ‘silent’ and small. It DOES take great awareness to notice differences … it’s easy to simply move on and ‘forget’ where you were.

So I decided to look back over the past few years and share with you 5 things bodywork, essential oils and energy healing have helped me with:

  1. Time Bleed – This is where I use to spend a lot of time unconsciously and consciously thinking (and overthinking) the past, present, and future without living completely in present and this was mentally exhausting. Now, time has a compartment and I enjoy the present moment without the past or the future bleeding into it. It’s so much more relaxing and fun.
  2. Shrinking Back, Pushing Forward – This is where I felt the need to protect myself with a first reaction of automatic withdrawal … but then I’d feel a sense of responsibility for others and shame over letting them down … so I’d make myself, at the cost of A LOT of energy, do those things my inner self was screaming that I should avoid.  Very exhausting. Now, I feel safe, I feel in flow and I don’t get that inner alarm of danger … it’s just not there. I don’t feel the need to control others or be responsible for them, so I can now do those same things that drained me before without them feeling like they are a burden. The things I do haven’t changed but how I feel about them and the amount of energy they take has changed. For the better. Much better.
  3. Withholding to Save Energy – This was an inner feeling that is hard to explain but it’s like there won’t be enough of me or I won’t have enough for the future … it’s a type of protective fear that caused me to horde clothes, protect my time, and feel there was never enough money … even when there was plenty, there was this fear that it would all some how disappear and must be closely guarded. Tied into this was also fearing being dependent on others (who if you asked for help, could let you down or hold it over you). Now, I feel more trust in the world and in people and I pray to God to increase the trust in His plan.
  4. Avoiding Social Events – I hate small talk (I fear saying the wrong thing, sounding stupid, being judged, those long silences when people move away, rejection) … I feel awkward, I’m anxious and that tension makes smiling difficult and even uncomfortable … but smiling is expected. The inner feeling that I’d never live up to expectations and the energy drain of being in crowds. Now, I still can make small talk and mingle and move about without feeling awkward (most of the time). I can be interested in what another person is going through and ask them questions. I don’t have the critical inner voice telling me “I’m not good enough” or “I stupid.” I’ve learned to make mental notes a head of time about what I’ve done in the past week just to anchor a conversation – like maybe telling people I walked my dog around the pond and the turtles were out sunning themselves or how there was a horseshow and I craved a hot dog but didn’t get one and how the craving just won’t go away … I now understand the little things are connecting, whereas I used to dismiss them, now I see how important they are and I’m feeling more comfort at social events.
  5. Twisted Straightjacket Feeling in Body – If you think of bodywork you probably think of a crashed car. Well, that’s what my body felt like … like twisted metal frozen in a crunched position … I’ve had my share of old injuries, falling out of trees, off of horses, and being in car accidents (while on a bicycle and riding in a car) … whiplash, a broken clavicle, broken ankles, surgeries on the leg and pelvis, a torqued back. We all have had our share of accidents and I’ve learned how the fascia (connective tissue in the body) protects the body after injury by forming extra collagen bonds but it ends up creating a mass of knots and movement restrictions and pain. Bodywork (myofascial release) has helped release my pain and my range-of-motion is becoming more normal, my body more even, my movement more balanced and fluid. And an unexpected side-effect was that I developed a sense of humor or rather it came out more … it’s like both my body and my joy had been kept in a box and was finally free to express itself.

How has all of this made a practical difference? I’ve been selling items on eBay and donating a lot of stuff, creating space in my home and a giving me a feeling of freedom. I can make fun of myself when I make a mistake (it’s not the end of the world) and I joke around more. I have a deeply satisfied feeling that I’m caring about myself now and investing in my future self (being proactive with aging by getting rid of the crooked tightness in my body, helping me stay active). I’m riding my horse. I’m running again (I stopped for 6 years due to the twist in my back). I swallow better (yep, pills and food aren’t getting caught in my throat anymore). I’m not sweating under my arms (ok, this seems stupid but it was embarrassing … I just don’t have nervous sweats like I use to). I don’t get upset much about changes, for example, it’s been easier to go with flow when a client needs a different time (there’s not that resentment or feeling of ‘being put out’). And I’ve not been triggered by my husbands emotions (when he’d rant about something I use to vibrate with tension, but I don’t anymore, it’s his deal and I can feel a boundary there that wasn’t before).

Those changes mean a lot to me. Life feels better. Easier somehow. I’m a better person, I’m a better Christian. But I’ll let you in on a secret … I wasn’t aiming for those changes, I was simply trying to find relief from pain … yep, physical chronic aches and pain. And these other things started happening too. And I liked it! These were the ‘side effects’ to using alternative and natural pain relief options. I’ll also let you in on another secret … these changes did not come overnight or from being sporadically committed … I was dedicated to this path of pain relief and used essential oils daily and had bodywork or an energy healing session once a week.

What are you doing and how do you know you are healing? I practice what I preach, so if you’re interested in trying what has helped me, incorporating some of it into your wellness journey, look over the options! Join me this Thursday for an energy healing session – heck it’s only $10 – why not check it out? Be bold, be curious, explore a little! And pay attention so you know when you’re experiencing the healing change.

Three Legs of the Stool

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Biomechanics

Biochemical

Bioenergetic

Those are the three legs of the stool or the three prongs to the plug I’ve found helpful for healing. Address only one and the stool is unsteady and healing does not happen as readily. But work on all three areas, integrate all three areas, and apply all three areas and magic happens.

Biomechanics: Working with the physical body as a machine … helping find alignment, giving it a tune-up, making sure the parts are in good shape. How? Bodywork, myofascial release, massage, exercise.

Biochemical: Considering the chemistry in the parts that make up the body at the cellular level … the matrix of communication from neuropeptides, hormones, and even viruses. How? Essential oils, supplements, detoxing, organic foods, diet.

Bioenergetic: The physical body can be working in perfect chemistry but it is the spirit that animates and makes us who we are … personality, moods, stress, thoughts. How? Coaching, time management, emotional freedom technique, emotion code, stress management.

These three areas, in harmony, lead to happiness and wellness. They are the three legs of the stool. Do you need any “leg work” to balance the stool? In which area(s)?

Many people prefer a ‘do-it-yourself’ approach to healing (or for a doctor to prescribe medication or do surgery) and while that works for some people, if it’s not working for you I’d love to help. Schedule a free consultation. Or consider signing up for the beginners series of classes exploring the bioenergetic aspect of the stool (finding balance in emotions and behavior), the next one is on April 26th (there will be a recording if you can’t attend live). There is also a 3-month coaching program which includes working with your body’s chemistry and releasing toxic emotions, if that’s your missing piece then jump in here!

Explore your way to health and discover the freedom when you find that just-right balance.

Money

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Do emotions effect finances? Think about the decisions people make, or don’t make. The things people buy to try and feel better.

Frustration

Failure

Depression

Shame

Anxiety

If you released any of those emotions do you think it would impact your success with money?

Join me for an Emotion Code clearing session the last Thursday of this month (April 26th) and find out!