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Uncategorized Nov 09, 2018

So, I'm standing in line at a coffee shop the other day, overhearing a group of women speaking about their lives.  As I stood there, I was struck by the tone of their conversation.

So much of their conversation centered around what wasn’t working in their lives... how they don't feel well and even how their husbands don't feel well, work troubles, political troubles, worries about almost everything you can think of. In the midst of all this,  there were descriptions of feeling like they perpetually had the flu, and having pain in their jaw, and being worried about future health issues.

Now, I could tell we're in the same age group and they're talking about their meds and how they perpetually feel like they have the flu, and I thought, how wrong are we? How long are we going to do this so wrong before we just get fed and say, that’s it... let's change it.

You know my parents are in their seventies, they’re not on any meds, they don't feel like they have...

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Costs of illness

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2018

These figures are accurate ~ if you sat down and wrote down ALL of your expenses - on your health...

**Dr visits - and getting nowhere

**Lab Fees - and they aren't even checking the right ones (money wasted)

**Random Supplements - making you worse not better!

**Out of pocket fees for "functional or holistic practitioners" that don't know how to even identify what the cells are doing much less talk about addressing it (big mistake!)

**ER visits 

**Meds - the range from pain meds to autoimmune suppressive drugs, anxiety and depression drugs, etc.

**TIME and GAS- to and from Dr's (who don't know what to do with the full spectrum of what you experience...exhaustion, pain, hormonal craziness, Thyroid, Adrenal, gut, brain, and everything in-between- some people are driving hours to and from Dr visits.

Now that is just all straight money expenses - which if you added that up, most of it would be over 8k/year easy!

Here is the REAL COST though - of not getting the help you need.

**Lost...

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Inhabiting Our Bodies

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2018

I think it's time we decided to live in our bodies, like really in our bodies.

Someone said to me the other day they had the realization over the weekend that their weight was in their body and since they live in their body, it was their job to care for their body because it was where they lived. I heard it at first and saw the potential in it, but something just didn’t sit right with the observation.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the statement. I mean it's very true. I live in my body and therefore I need to be conscious of that.

I get it, being conscious of our role living inside our bodies….but thinking of it that way “I live in my body”...the statement evokes a separateness, again delineating this difference between the me in my head and the me that is my body.  In a weird way, it makes me feel as if I have just made a statement about my body being somehow less than “me”.

Does that make sense?

Less me than me...as if the real me...

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Exhaustion Vs Fatigue

Uncategorized Oct 25, 2018

People want to quantify exhaustion as simple fatigue and they are two very different things.

Fatigue is... “If I had a weekend off and I could sleep in for a couple days and watch some movies and nap, I'd be all better.”

Exhaustion is, “that's great... with some sleep, I might feel better on Monday morning, but by Tuesday I'm going to be back in the pit.”

See, the problem is, we're assuming most of the time our exhaustion is fatigue. Now, I get it because truly, if you had to admit “I'm deeply at my core, exhausted, there isn't much left of me and if I continue this way, I'm going to collapse.”

That's a pretty ugly thought.

But this is exactly what's plaguing our healthcare system and it's the exact reason why our rates of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease are so high. See, despite having more sources of “information” than ever before, our operating path at this time is really arcane.

At the moment we are a minute by minute...

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Body Wisdom

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2018

What if we lived by a philosophy that our body doesn't actually ever do anything wrong?

Seriously, that even all the negative events that we experience…

Fatigue

Weight gain

Hormonal problems

Even chronic disease

Even cancer

Seriously,  what if we adopted a philosophy that our body doesn't ever do anything wrong?

What if instead, we assumed that our body is always trying to follow the best possible path with the information provided and it does that to a level of excellence we can't even comprehend every single day?

Think about it…

Now I know that that's not the mantra of Modern medicine...after all, it seems to always be looking for what our body is doing wrong...and quite honestly, that is very sad.

Just by philosophy...doesn't that evoke an adversarial relationship that's so unfortunately profound?

Seriously think about how that weaves its way into everything we do every single day.

No wonder we don't like foods that tend to be better for us because if we...

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Band Aids on Bullet Holes

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2018

Would you ever consider putting a bandaid on a bullet hole?
Now, you may be thinking….why would I ever do that?

It sounds so simple, of course not! but if you want to know the truth, this is what 90 percent of the world is doing with regards to healing. Taking a symptom-based approach to long term health and in the process, never getting to the truth, never addressing the root.  

 Let’s take a look at just two of the most hot button topics in healing right now...SIBO and Hypothyroidism.  

SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome) is the condition of the name right now being ascribed as the cause of a multitude of conditions...and most commonly, docs and health practitioners are touting...if your guts not right neither is your body...fix your SIBO and watch your total health change.

Now, the challenge is, that statement is 100% right...if your gut is sick, you will be too...BUT they're looking at it as a condition whereby your gut balance is...

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Changing How We Think About Weight

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2018

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 regard 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 skeletal...

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Capturing Your Stardust

Uncategorized Sep 17, 2018

Went to an astronomy event last night, 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 existance 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...

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Hormones And Relationships

Uncategorized Sep 08, 2018

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...

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Weight Loss Versus Metabolic Healing

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2018

Let me ask you, if weight loss is something you're focused on at this point in your life what are looking for?

What is the driving force behind wanting that weight to move?

Is it just a cosmetic thing?

Is it just “I want to put on a pair of jeans and like how they feel?”

Is it wanting the reflection in the mirror to match the you that you feel you are inside your body? Is it wanting to be at ease? Is it wanting to be in flow? Is it wanting to sit in a chair and feel a certain way?

There's no judgment here. Those are all really great reasons many of us have for wanting to lose weight.  But I wonder are you really looking for just weight loss?

See the way that weight loss is marketed to us, we're taught to focus on the image of the outcome, which is great, but we're not given a whole lot of inspiration, instruction, or guidance as to where else we should put our focus, like why did we gain the weight in the first place?

Was it really that we have uncontrollable urges...

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