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Creating Harmony

How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?- Lauryn Hill

By the time most people meet me they are asking me to fix something. Like my infamous friend/client Gayl who literally asked to “fix it” when she wanted to lose weight after her son was born. Little did she know how much I was going to dig into when she became my client. Like most people, she hadn’t learned to make her internal life and well-being a big enough priority. I was having a conversation with my father the one day. He was telling me about his friend who is very “successful” They have a great job, makes great money, is great with there kids but is unhealthy, has unresolved trauma and is stuck in a rut mentally. I countered by saying without inner peace there is no such thing as success. They haven’t learn to live in peace and make healing the priority. Money can’t buy self-worth, self-esteem and joy. But it can mask it with a bunch of material things. It is much easier to mask what is going on in the inside when you are distracted and validated by what is going on outside.

For anyone who has been on a trip with someone they didn’t like whether is be a sibling on a long road trip or is an annoying person sitting next to you on a long plane ride. It is a pretty simple concept to understand that if you are going to spend time with someone you might want to enjoy that person otherwise it’s gonna be rough. Well, the same is true with you and how you deal with yourself. You are going to spend more time with yourself than anyone else in this lifetime. The sooner you get right with you, the easier it is to deal with life. 

You might be asking yourself what does it look like when you are “right within” If you are unfamiliar you should listen to Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill but for the sake of time I will drop these couple bars for you: 

Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again

You know I only say it cause I’m truly genuine

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem

Baby girl, respect is just a minimum”

Do you treat yourself like a hard rock or a gem?

Do you expect everything to be hard and difficult. Do you act like you can handle a beating. Maybe you can, I’m not saying you can’t but is that want you deserve? Now let me delineate I’m not dispelling strength or demeaning a hard workout or evening boxing. I am talking about how you treat yourself within. What are your internal conversations like, how do you care for yourself?

How do we treat gems? With the respect and reverence. We take the time to look at them and inspect them. If you are anything like me you might have crystals that you clear, charge and research. Do you clear, charge and dig into getting to know you and what is going on within up?

“The unexamined life is not worth living?- Socrates

I believe you should examine and get real with who you are this minute. Take a quick self check. This can take 5 minutes or 50 minutes, how ever long you can stand. Sit in quiet, without distracting and check in with yourself. Start by paying attention to your heartbeat. Then breathing. Next move into to examining what is on your mind. What are you thinking about and is it worth your time. Try to visualize each thought rise up to the sky and float away with the clouds. After you have thought all the thoughts and sat with yourself as long as you can stand, give yourself a big hug and tell yourself this short affirmation:

I am loved

I am seen

I matter 

I am safe

In every area of my career I am focus first on what is going on inside of someone. I am always trying to find out the root of the issue. In fitness I am looking first on how your body works, structural compensations, stability and balance. As a life coach, I dig into what someone wants most and what is holding them back. As a Reiki Practitioner, I see where someones energy is low or out of balance. This practice of sitting with yourself is the beginning to any kind of change and growth. Anything that isn’t growing is dead.

Healthy Habits Make for a Happy Existence

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Healthy Habits Make for a Happy Existence

As a full time entrepreneur one of my first investments was personal health insurance. There are a few ways you can go about doing this, I found a good broker who has been keeping me on temporary plans that are under $100 a month.health-insurance

They only last about 3-6 months and once you get a temporary plan once with any particular company you have to move on to a new one but I have enjoyed looking at the different companies in efforts to find which one works best for me.

In addition to having personal health insurance I found a few every day practices that have helped me to stay in the best health. Your health is not something to take lightly, especially when you are going to work more than you ever have before, IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Today we are going to expand on two practices you can do to Rinse and Spit toxins right out of your body.

Practice One: Oil Pulling Therapy

According to Dr. Karach, Oil Pulling Therapy heals:oil-pulling

  • Head-aches
  • Bronchitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Eczema
  • Ulcers
  • Diseases of Stomach and Intestines
  • Heart disease
  • Blood disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lung diseases
  • Women’s diseases,
  • Diseases of nerves
  • Paralysis
  • Encephalitis.
  • It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them.
  • Chronic sleeplessness is cured
  • During the oil-pulling process your metabolism is intensified. This leads to weight loss and improved health.
  • Other benefits of this process; it can fasten (secure) loose teeth, the heal bleeding gums and whiten your teeth.

BE CAUTIONED : Oil Pulling Therapy is a very simple process don’t go buying into the hype.

Preparation- Go to the health food store and buy sunflower seed oil. It was $3.99 at Trader Joes. ( I also use Coconut oil but it is a little more expensive)

sunflower seed oilStep One Insert Oil: In the morning, before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it.

Step Two Swish: Move Oil Slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing or “sip, suck and pull through the teeth, for fifteen to twenty minutes. “ as Dr Karach puts it. This process makes oil thoroughly mixed with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood.

The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic.

As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. If the oil is still yellow, it has not been pulled long enough.

Step Three Spit: Spit from the mouth and Clean your mouth out really good. Some suggest using normal tap water and good old fingers to clean, I spit it in the toilet then brush my teeth. Then I wash my toothbrush off with boiling hot water. I drink tea a lot so, I just pour hot water from the tea pot over my toothbrush.

Step Four Clean the sink: You can use some antibacterial soap to clean the sink.

I personally use bleach and use Clorox wipes because the spit contains harmful bacteria and toxic bodily waste.

Practice Two: Gargling with peroxide

The FDA has approved 3% solutions of hydrogen peroxide for use as a mouthwash. Most sources said to use it only for a short time, however, such as part of a treatment of a mouth infection. Although. I had a personal friend who was a dental hygienist for 20 years. She brushed and gargled with it daily to avoid costly dental cleaning procedures.

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Gargling with hydrogen peroxide will you kill bacteria in your mouth and help to whiten your teeth. But you have to be careful. Hydrogen peroxide is an acid, and it can damage the tissues in your mouth if you are not careful.

Here is a suggested process to gargle hydrogen peroxide safely

1
Put one cap-full of hydrogen peroxide into a cup

2
Dilute the hydrogen peroxide with 1.5 oz. warm water (Shot Glass)shotglass

3
Pour the mixture into your mouth, but do not swallow.

4
Swish the liquid around so that it is moved between your teeth to kill bacteria on the gums.

5
Gargle the liquid by tilting your head back, opening your mouth and exhaling out of your throat. This will help to kill the bacteria that cause sore throats

6
Prevent swallowing by closing your mouth and continuing to exhale out of your throat as you lower your head over a sink

7
Spit all of the hydrogen peroxide mix into the sink

I challenge you to try these two practices at least every other day for the whole month of February. It is the shortest month of the year. Test drive these healthy habits.

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Fight this Flu with FIRE!!!

Three years ago fell down hard with this nasty flu, just like many of you and your family members. I didn’t take care of it right and ended up with pneumonia. After fighting off the pneumonia with all of the antibiotics, steroids and breathing treatments, I was healed. Two weeks later, I caught the flu AGAIN. I tried everything over the counter and nothing worked. I prayed hard and took it old school. One of the older ladies in my aqua aerobics class told me about this home remedy. It may sound nasty but it works every time.

I boiled half an onion strained it, then mixed in a tablespoon of cinnamon, squeezed 2 lemons, 2 tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and surprisingly enough it tasted good!

The next day I was feeling much better!

If your anything like me, you think yuck onion water!

Let’s examine these ingredients one by one.

Onions

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Onions contain chemical compounds with potential anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties, such as quercertin.

In fact, the World Health Organization recognizes the onion’s ability to help relieve symptoms of the flu such as coughs, congestion, respiratory infections and bronchitis. Some folks recommend placing sliced onions beside the bed at night, or even just around the house, to help prevent yourself from getting the flu. I am not sure about that but boiling it down and using the water, I have tested and confirm, it works!

Lemons

lemonsMost of us have always been told to drink tea or “Hot Totties” with Lemon and Honey when we are not feeling well. Have you ever wandered why? Lemons are not only tasty but they help your immune system which helps to fight off a cold or flu.

Lemons are high in Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that enhances the immune system and has antiviral and antibacterial properties.Lemons are also high in Potassium, an important mineral that helps the kidneys function to their fullest potential and is involved in regulation of blood pressure. Your kidneys are essential in helping to flush waste from the blood.Lemons also help Alkalize the blood and urine by creating an alkaline-forming environment in the body.

“Lemon helps cut mucous,” states the Mayo Clinic, which describes drinking hot water with lemon and honey as a “time-tested recipe.”

Honey

HoneyHoney is known to bolster the immune system. A daily dose of honey can help you to feel energetic and stay healthy. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Warning: Don’t give honey to children under 1 years old. Their immune systems aren’t developed enough to ward off infantile botulism, carried in honey spores.

Cinnamon

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I know you are thinking of sugar, spice and everything nice but everything nice really means that cinnamon is a potent health hero. Cinnamon is a herb traditionally used by many ancient cultures. It is indicated for a variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, urinary infections, relieving symptoms of colds and flu and has remarkable anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Some studies have shown that Cinnamon helps people with diabetes metabolize sugar better.

Cayenne Pepper

cayenne_pepperCayenne stimulates digestion and muscle movement in the intestines, which helps restore deficient digestive secretions and aids absorption of food nutrients. Cayenne also stimulates circulation and blood flow to the peripheral areas of the body. Any of you who love spicy food know this will warm your tummy and clear you sinuses and will make you sweat. Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. An herb such as cayenne or ginger that promotes fever and sweating is considered to have a diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action. This action can help reduce fevers and relieve such the congestion of colds and sinusitis. 

Bonus: Ginger

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Again, most of us have heard when our stomach hurts we should drink ginger ale. But the 99 cent store and other grocery markets sell the root. You can skin it, slice it and boil it. Ginger has been in use since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent, and anti-microbial properties. The root helps improve the intestinal motility and has anti-inflammatory, painkiller, nerve soothing, anti-pyretic as well as anti-bacterial properties. Studies have shown that it may reduce nausea induced by motion sickness or pregnancy and may help relieve migraine headache.

This herb root only has 80 calories per 100 g and contains no cholesterol. Nonetheless, it composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) that are required for optimum health.

Furthermore, the herb also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure

Prayer References

  • Psalms 30:2  Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
  • Psalm 103:3 The Lord who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases
  • 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
  • 3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
  • James 5:14-15  14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

Prosperity Steps

1) Take care of yourself

2) Take care of your friends and family

3) Don’t buy into the hype-> Treat the problem not the symptoms. Most over the counter drugs help numb the pain but dont treat the problem. Ask yourself, how would you feel if you were one of the people that found out the hard way that the TheraFlu needed to be recalled?

The Winner’s Creed

If you think you are beaten, you are;

If you think you dare not, you don’t;

If you’d like to win but think you can’t;

It’s almost certain, you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;

Since out in our world we find success begins with a person’s will,

It’s all in your state of mind,

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster hand;

But sooner or later the person who wins is the one who thinks “I CAN”

-Author Unknown