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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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Lessons In Summer Heat

Uncategorized Jul 04, 2018
I don't know where you live, but I live in Michigan, and lately it's been really hot. Sitting outside the other day in 90 plus degree heat, I was struck by the abundance of awesome blessings that come with profound heat.
 
For one, I was struck by the fact that heat all by itself is a demonstration of abundance, the abundance of hot air, the abundance of water and the humidity all around us, the abundance of life-giving Sun as it beats down. Witnessing it this way, I couldn’t help but marvel in the magnitude of abundance in action…
 
Contemplating this, I started to notice, how this kind of heat it makes everything slow down…
Bird songs are quieter...
Animals move slower…
Even the bees seem quieter…
 
It made me start to think about the lessons there, in the heat and how little we give ourselves awareness of the lesson, because now with our air conditioning in our houses, in our cars and all the stores, a hot day just means we keep up...
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Words

Uncategorized Jun 21, 2018

So, I love words...I love to use expansive, expressive, dynamic words because they enliven what we say.  It is amazing what they do...pick the right word and what you said or wrote just takes off.

Honestly...it is one of my huge life joys to play with language. Sadly, I rarely find people who can play like that. My husband’s best friend can...and when we have the chance to get together, we go out of our way to banter, which I love.  

What’s so funny, in the realm of public speaking or writing, I always get told to diminish my use of words because it puts distance between myself and those I am writing to.

Consequently, I find myself writing and then going back and changing it, which is fine, but it always brings to my mind the role of language in our lives and in our healing.

What's so funny is the role words play in what we do or don't do, there's a lot of ways we learn to use words that block us from taking action 

I find this when I'm speaking to women...

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Music

Uncategorized Jun 21, 2018

I attended a music festival this past weekend in the middle of Michigan. It has become the way my family and I mark the beginning of summer. Camping for 4 days at an old civil rights and peaceful action center listening to every genre of music while away from technology and stress completely.  

I marveled this weekend how the experience has changed for me over the past years.  See, completing this weekend involves massive amounts of walking...like 3 to 5 miles at minimum per day, carrying water, hours of standing or sitting in the sun, and late nights.  

We began going years ago, when my body still carried about 50 extra pounds and was generally constantly inflamed, despite eating a 100% organic diet, not consuming sugar, or vegetable oils, or drinking soda or doing countless other things that were opposite my ideal, I would leave that weekend feeling happy but wrecked.

Maybe you know the feeling, doing what you want to anyway, but having to pull yourself through the...

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