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So the truth is, healing is never going to be convenient

Uncategorized Feb 04, 2019

So the truth is, healing is never going to be convenient. There are times where it's a bit easier, times where it's more aligned, but there's going to be an aspect of it for each of us that is totally inconvenient.

So for some people that is a time constraint. “I don't really have time to put new things into my schedule”  “I don't really have time to adopt new behaviors or to have to cook differently or to have to take an extra trip to the grocery store”.
 
For other people, it's going to be a financial constraint “It's really not convenient right now to spend money on me”  “If it were less expensive, it would be an easier decision”.
 
I hear this all the time and I can honestly say, it's no wonder that we get drawn so far down because seemingly, there are 10 million things which will always come before us.
 
There's a huge disconnect there.
 
I hear from women all the time, talking about the need to pay...
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Maybe you don't need willpower

Uncategorized Feb 01, 2019

People always tell me with big regret

“I'm a total sugar addict”, I hear it multiple times a week.  

It is always said from a place of “I failed, my willpower failed”.

Often combined to that is not only am I a sugar addict, but I'm actually an emotional eater, I eat when I'm stressed.

Let me give you some truth... of course, you eat when you're stressed.

Now, I get we've been taught that our control mechanism for food is totally flawed we've really been influenced by the Diet Industries, by the biggest loser contests, by every fitness and shape magazine, especially the new year issues.

My gosh, in January every article title is something about, beat the sugar, fight the bulge.

And so we've literally been programmed, first of all, to assume that everything our body asks of us is wrong, and secondly, that we aren't able to know what our body needs, and the only solution is to white knuckle our cravings with tea, water, exercise, distractions or anything...

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How To Get Meaning Back In Your Life

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2019
I had this rather unpleasant realization the other day.
 
It came while I was listening to one of my clients speaking about their life. The thing is, the conversation was usual, digestion, energy, hormones, mindset, aspects of how she spends her time, her kids, basics.
 
She wasn’t feeling awful by any means, more “off” and “not well” rather than sick or dramatically impacted.
 
But there was this other thing in the conversation, I could feel it, just couldn’t define it until this morning.
 
She is like many women, non-stop, caring for her home, her family, preparing meals, making sure everyone’s needs are being met. Most days, these activities engage her from waking to just before bed.
 
There is nothing wrong with her life.
 
But what hit me today, as I pondered why I felt so empty as I thought about that conversation was this:
 
There was no meaning there. It was a tale of strung together...
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Storage units and unlimited living

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2019

I was driving down the road the other day in my town, which is a suburb of Detroit, I had this realization. See, there are two self-storage places within a half-mile of each other, which got me thinking, what do people put in their self-storage units?

Here there are these big complexes filled with little garages where people lock up stuff that they don't need right now but don't want to get rid of.

It made me wonder what do they own so much of that they don't need to use right now but that they also don't want to part with?

We've all seen the tv shows about these units that people just stopped paying on, then, the stuff gets auctioned off and sometimes inside these places people find stuff that's worth, you know, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100,000 dollars.

On one hand, the person who owned that unit could have sold that [email protected] long ago and given themselves the chance to craft an entirely new existence, invested in something that would have changed their health, their business,  their...

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Metabolic Vitality VS Stress Induced Weight Loss

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2019
A common theme when I talk to women is: I managed to maintain my weight most of my life or I've always carried extra, but I could always bring it down, cut out a bit more, and then I would have it under control.  But, by the time they're talking to me, they're at a place where they don't seem to be able to do that anymore. Saying: I can cut more, it doesn't have the same impact.
 
Cutting things out...seems to be the mantra of what constitutes a diet now, cutting carbs, cutting calories, cutting protein or fats...seems like almost everywhere one looks, there are theory-based diets looking to cut a major dietary force out of our diet.
 
What most people don't realize is, cutting things out of the Diet in an extreme way creates a sense of urgency and stress in our system and system stress equates to STRESS HORMONES.
 
Sometimes our body will happily lose weight under the influence of stress hormones because transiently, that's what they do...after all, that's how...
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Do you trust you?

Uncategorized Jan 11, 2019
Do you have faith in your body?
I mean sincerely. Do you have faith in your body's ability to thrive?
 
Do you have faith that it is doing everything correctly according to the information that's been given?
 
Do you have faith that your body knows how to repair itself?
 
Do you have faith in your cellular systems? Have you ever even thought about them?
 
Have you ever thought about your Mitochondria, or your cell receptors or your cell membranes?
 
Now, if you don't, your mitochondria are where among other things, energy is produced inside each and every cell. Literally, the spark of life is generated inside each and every cell through a complex series of communication reactions.
 
So, do you have faith that your mitochondria can keep making energy?
 
I ask because if you are accepting, well, I guess being tired is just part of aging, or I guess joints do hurt over 40, I guess it's normal to have a hormonal imbalance, or to not sleep so well, or...
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Is waiting for tomorrow becoming never?

Uncategorized Jan 09, 2019
I hear people say all the time how expensive they feel it is to heal.
 
And yet, I wonder, is it healing that is expensive or rather not having healed, and the cost of staying put or waiting for tomorrow?
 
If you look up the simple costs of the most common conditions people present with, the costs are grim at best:
 
Fatigue: 2000/year
Insomnia: 2200-2400/year
Obesity: 2000/year
Diabetes: 13000/year
Heart Conditions: 18000/year
Cancer: up to 30,000/month
Autoimmune Disease: 2-10,000/year
Chronic Pain: 2000-15000/year
 
Those costs don’t even include the random doctor visits, the supplements bought on the hope they will work, or specialty foods bought because one blogger said this diet saved their life.
 
Plus, figuring that women over 40 are 60% more likely to end up on Prescription meds than men, and that the average cost of those meds in women over 50 is 90/month, if you manage to live to 80, at those rates, you can plan to spend 32,400 over that...
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Day One or One Day

Uncategorized Jan 07, 2019
Day One or One Day.
 
I love that statement.
 
Is it Day One of the rest of your life where you've claimed the vibrant real you, the goddess you, the essential you, the sexy, you, the creative you, the inspired you, the you that has a relationship that soars and a career that you love and a body that matches all of it?
 
Or is it One Day I will have those things?
 
It's a huge difference and it matters greatly. You know what the difference is between those who say One Day and those who say, this is Day One is that the same amount of time passes in both of those people's lives, but six months in the future, the one that said Day One is standing with an entirely different view of life than the one that said One Day.
 
Because the one saying One Day, one day it'll happen, one day it'll make sense, one day I'll take that leap, I'll make that action step.
 
It is literally that simple. What is the difference between the women that said, this is Day One...
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How to claim your dreams in 2019

Uncategorized Jan 04, 2019
As you approach the new year have you started to think: I bet I just need to double down in this new year. I bet I just need to get really serious about what I eat, I need to cut my carbs, I need to eat more good protein, or I need to go vegan or I need to increase my fat.
 
Do you tell yourself: you're getting up and you're going to the gym. That's it. We are going to get the energy back, we are going to heal our metabolism,  we're going to get really serious.
 
Does that sound familiar? I mean, it's pretty much how it's advertised to us this time of year.
 
How many years have you used that same mantra?
 
Just going to get really serious.
 
How many times have you gotten really serious about your food and did it change what you wanted? Hormones balanced, sleep amazing, mind clear, feeling fantastic, strong metabolism….
 
How many times have you seen that really happen?
 
Now, we have all seen weight loss, because forcing the body to...
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Pink Tax on our health

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2019
I'm sure you've all heard of the pink tax. The fact that women's products and services tend to be exorbitantly more expensive than men's products and services got me thinking about the role of the pink tax on our health.
 
Women have extraordinarily more complicated health issues than men do, and it's because our bodies are literally more complicated, between our hormonal systems, the intricacy in our cell responses and emotional function and nuances of our blood movement and nature cycles, keeping women health is harder than keeping men healthy.
 
Truth be told, the pink tax isn't just showing up in the cost of razors or underwear, It's showing up in the totality of our life.
 
Women are affected by toxicity, stress, and nutrient depletion exponentially more than men, yet, most of the medical model is based on the idea that our body is simply groupings of organs and parts thus making symptom-based management acceptable.
 
One of my early mentors in Chinese...
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