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Why cutting food won't work

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2019

Do you hope or believe there is one key thing you need to do to experience lasting change in your body/health/energy/life?

Have you been caught up in the thought that it is really just one thing?

Have you bought into the idea that if you could just lower your inflammation levels, your entire health picture would be different?

Or have you bought into the idea that if you could just lower your weight your entire life would change?

If you could just have energy, everything would be different?

If you could just change your job...

If you could just get along with your husband, if your kids could just cause you less stress, if you could just sleep...

Do you have like 10 if I could just statements?

So where's the real obstacle?

If you're worried about inflammation is reducing inflammation enough?
I see lots of people pounding turmeric, pounding coQ10, ingesting vast amounts of these  “anti-inflammatory” substances in the hope that if they could reduce their inflammation,...

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Changing The Way We Think About Weight

Uncategorized Mar 13, 2019

I recently read an article about obesity which both made me sad and left me a bit enraged. On one hand, the way our world shames people for their body size is unconscionable and absolutely despicable, but on the other hand, in absence of options other than beat your body into submission, cut up your stomach or take prescription meth, it seems our problem is only getting worse. Sadly, in response to not knowing where else to look, the emerging prevailing theme is to adopt a position of acceptance and “body positivity” with regards to body size.


Now, many support this movement by citing articles which indicate that body size does not necessarily denote health, and the truth is, they're right, you can be fat or skinny and unhealthy and your body weight doesn't necessarily denote the totality of your health, but the truth is, that the heavier we get, the more stress we put on our structure, something the article tries to not speak about.


In this regard, we have a...

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Getting the Love you Deserve

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2019

I was thinking the other day about the study showing that long term use of the birth control pill eliminates a woman’s ability to pick the best biological mate for her based on natural biology...aka pheromones. 

If you haven’t read about this, you really should, after all, 10.6 million women per year take the pill...and not all for contraception.


Currently, the pill is prescribed for skin disorders, hormonal balancing and mood issues just to name a few non-contraceptive related conditions.
So, back to the study, the Birth Control Pill ruins our ability to pick a mate….
Now, I am not sure about you, but I have to ask…. shouldn’t we all be a bit concerned about that? How many marriages are started by people who met while the woman was on the pill? I know I took it on and off from 15 to 20 or so.
Now, the pill is just one factor, but reading about it's impact raises the next most essential question...
How many relationships are being dictated and...

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Did you fall for it?

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2019

I believe in a different future for you, then you likely believe in.


See, I know secrets about how your body functions that no one's ever offered you the chance to understand. So as a consequence, you have limits in your mind and in your spirit about what you think life looks like after 40 after 50 after 60.


I hear it from women all the time, maybe this is just age, said about symptoms at 45... I hear from women in their late fifties well, maybe I'm expecting too much after all...I'm almost 60.  See, the thing is, I believe that you can be hiking 20 miles a day if you wanted to at 75, 76, 77, or 80, you could be traveling the world at those ages, vibrant and vital and strong. You could have the love of your life right now. You could have a body that is responsive and vivacious in ways you never imagined...right now.


The only limitation is how much you believe in you and your willingness to suspend disbelief, to let go of habitual thoughts you've held onto your entire...

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Wishing Our Life Away

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2019

Someone remarked to me today: “It’s kind of a shame that we wish so much of our life away, we wish for the weekend, we wish for winter to be gone….we only get one life, yet we spend so much time wishing it away.”


Wise words, and they got me thinking about what that means in the various intertwined, yet seemingly separate aspects of our lives. If we reach Monday and spend our week peering over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to that all elusive Friday, then where is our consciousness? 


I don’t ask this in some huge external existential way, I ask from a very practical, present and tangible way. Where is our conscious attention? It is on this future place, far ahead of us. Yet, between Monday and Friday, there are hundreds of interactions, moments to laugh, moments to eat, moments to sleep and have sex and move, but are we there for those moments?


If not, then is it possible to make any momentum towards things we love in that time?...

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Expansive Joy

Uncategorized Mar 04, 2019

Let’s talk about growth. As I was meditating the other day, asking for whatever messages needed to emerge from within me, only two words came back….EXPANSIVE JOY.


Expansive joy, the message came with images, life unfettered, unhindered, finding the grace in the immediate and letting my spirit soar into each of those moments playfully. It made me ponder the role of expansive joy in everything.


I began to think on language...do I say “I have to do” or “I get to do”, do I say “I must” or “I choose to”? Such little differences, but one path pins me down, obligates me and one sets me free, opens up my possibilities. 
That is the amazing thing about expansive joy...it is expansive. We begin with one directive and soon, find ourselves playing in fields of wonder throughout our lives. 


Will life bring sorrow and pain...yes, even sometimes long episodes of that, but does that define us, does that...

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What does a healthy woman look like?

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2019

What does a healthy woman look like?

What's the true picture of a healthy woman?

If you open glamour or vogue, they're going to list off things like percent body fat and weight.

Because we've all become so used to these parameters, we too have adopted them as our image of a healthy woman.

But I'm going to break the mold and say that's not necessarily true. In fact, just because you're really low in body fat percentage does not mean you're healthy.

There are a lot of athletes, professional athletes even who come out and tell us how they've gotten sick. Remember when Lance Armstrong, (not that he's a woman) got prostate cancer?

I'm sure his body fat percentage was quite low. He certainly was lean,  and was not overweight in any way, shape or form. And yet there he was with cancer.

So what does that say about those topics, those issues, those parameters?

A healthy woman will have a couple of characteristics in common consistently. 

Number one is she feels...

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Diets will ruin your health

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2019

I think if a person we're going to try to rely on whatever the news provides for dietary information, it would be a significantly awesome way to make you feel completely crazy.

I am constantly reading studies and perspectives on food because honestly, it's one of my biggest interests...how food affects our cells, organs, hormonal regulation, energy, longevity,  disease risk...even our sense of connection and resilience.

I get lots of things popping into my news feed, after Christmas it was all “10 Keto dishes to make you feel great” and “why Keto is going to save your life” and “why this expert says Keto” “and how this celebrity thrives on low carb”

Every day, one more headline, but then, just last week….it shifted to “why carbs can save your life”

To be honest, I didn't click on any of those articles, but what I get from them is, this is what people all are faced with, an array of information where...

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How many more doctors will you have to see?

Uncategorized Feb 25, 2019

How many doctors have you seen?

How many do you think you're going to see before you get to where you want to be….if you get there at all? 

 

All the time I hear… I see my chiropractor for my spine, but they also give me vitamins, I take some nutritional advice from the “expert” at the health food store, I see my functional medicine doctor for my thyroid and my adrenals, and then they also sometimes work on my gut.

People tell me how once they mention thyroid or digestion to one of their health providers,  they are suddenly offered two bottles of this or a test for that...and told….we treat this all the time.

So, throwing a few products at a problem is not treatment.

Swallowing a remedy for this system or that system isn't medicine it is half-assed pseudo-medicine at best.

For starters, there is no gut without your liver or Thyroid or Brain and therefore, one cannot address the gut in isolation.

To compound it, random...

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Stardust

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2019


Went to an astronomy event a while back, kept waking up all night in wonder.

This universe, all it's amazing aspects and here we are so small within its midst.

Yet, here we are.
We have within us that infinite beauty and the same infinite stardust.
What magic.
What would it be to choose to live from that place of wonder?
What if we dedicated the rest of our existence to finding, expressing and loving who we are and what we are here to be?

What if we saw every part of us as a miracle?
What if our struggles have always been the challenge to rise up?
What if our fatigue us a call to change?
The signal that we stepped out of alignment?


What if our feelings of low motivation are a call to focus...on what is true and DIVINE within our cells rather than what is wrong with us?

What if our hormonal disarray is a call to recapture the balance of being a powerful woman rather than following the paths which have worn us out so badly?
Imagine what it is to live fully in alignment with the stardust in our...

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