If you’re a health conscious person, you likely eat plants every day. Maybe you’re vegan or vegetarian and in that case, plants are a huge part of your life. While we often know that plants can be incredibly beneficial to eat for nutrients, they also can be extremely helpful in purifying the air.
I haven’t always known how to handle stress. In fact, my lack of tools to handle stress almost cost me my life. Overcoming this horribly low point in my life is why I’m so passionate about what I do now.
I know in my heart, the information I share can save lives.
When something is called the “Ultimate Biohack” it definitely catches my attention. Biohacks are great tools or information to help you upgrade your health quickly. So, when I saw that Osteostrong was calling themselves the “Ultimate Biohack,” I knew I needed to learn more.
One of my favorite life hacks is expressing gratitude.
For the first 25 years of my life I had difficulty falling asleep. I’d be laying there… waiting…waiting… and waiting… I was so tired, yet I couldn’t fall asleep. I’d wonder, how long will this take? Will I be rested in the morning? When will I fall asleep? Why can’t I fall asleep like a normal person? Is this normal?!
A lot of wonderful things have happened in my life—-some considered miracles.
Years ago, I was making a house call to a boisterous older Italian lady. Her personality filled the room along with her laughter and the essence of home cooked food. I felt like I was part of “The Family.”
Late one night I was at a light and was guided (through my intuition) to “turn left.” My usual route was to continue straight. After hearing the guidance, I contemplated turning left---it would take me the long way to the highway but I’d still get home. In my exhaustion, I decided I would stay straight because it was the fastest way home. I heard again, “turn left.” I contemplated it once more.
Take yourself back to the beach for a moment...Waves are rolling in, salty air gently brushing against your face and the sun warming your body---you lean back and dig your feet into the sand as if to say hello to Mother Earth. Ahhhhh.
Sounds too good to be true---even for me! I had to check out Reconnective Healing. Dr. Eric Pearl developed the “technique”---for lack of a better word. He was a chiropractor in L.A. who was guided (intuitively) to do a little extra healing after each of his chiropractic sessions. He had no idea why he had an urge to wave his hands over a person’s body, but when he did, people were miraculously healing. People who couldn’t walk---were walking. People with diseases---cured. Tumors---gone.
TheLaw of Attraction has made it into mainstream lingo and is causing a lot of mixed emotions. Some are relieved to have found the “answer” while others have tried it with no avail. So what is the Law of Attraction exactly? And how do you use it?
The other day I caught Dr. Oz's show and had mixed feelings because some of the foods he was promoting were not exactly "healthy."
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Dr. Oz. He's extremely knowledgeable, charismatic and knows the value of alternative healing and even promotes it on his show! I'm glad he is trying (along with Weight Watchers) to help America lose weight and get healthy.
So I'm in this new class right now. It's called Big Emotions for Sensitive Souls. We are facing emotions head on. The other night I learned something that was pretty powerful. All day before the class I was feeling off. I felt irritated by just about everything. I didn't know what was truly causing this irritability---so I just pushed it aside, hoping that it would go away.
A lot of people have been asking me why I decided to work with people with Parkinson’s. The short answer is because I knew I could help them. The longer version is ... Technically I shouldn’t be here (on Earth). I’ve almost died several times. I know it sounds dramatic—but it’s true. Sometimes we humans need these near death experiences like a kick in the pants—a reminder that we are meant to DO something here ---like being a part of something larger than your self.
So life has been pretty awesome lately. I've recently gotten back into my energy healing practice and I'm loving it! I love what I do and feel blessed to be able to work with my clients. In addition to working with my clients, I started volunteering at the Corner Boxing Club in Boulder where they have a program for people with Parkinson's.
It all made sense to me yesterday. As I graduated from one level of nutrition, I would feel better and better and want to know more. As I advanced in my understanding, I noticed that the key to life kept getting smaller.
Last week I received an email from Oprah's website. The email was titled, 6 Reasons You're Still Suffering From Allergies. As you probably know by now, I was curious to see what Corrie (the author endorsed by Oprah) was suggesting to alleviate allergies.
I recently attended Mary Ellen O'Brien's Raise Your Vibration workshop and it was fantastic! I wanted to share with you what we did because it was so powerful. The only goal of the workshop was to, well--- raise our vibration! Some of you may be wondering, what does that mean? The best way of describing raising your vibration is to notice it's effects---you just feel good after you "raise your vibration"--- and things that needed to change in your life start shifting in a positive direction.
The town I live in just had it's first annual Pints and Paws festival for rescue dogs. The streets were filled with smiles, vendors and four legged friends. The festival was raising money for two animal shelters. As I walked the streets, I noticed a woman with a small baby. As I looked at this woman and her baby, something struck me as odd.
1) With Spring upon us, try to start amping up your intake of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a natural anti-histamine and will help you though allergy season and boost your immune system. A 1992 study found that taking 2,ooo mg of vitamin C daily lowered blood histamine levels 38 percent in healthy adults in just one week. *
"Hi Amy, it's James, I wanted to update you on my friend, he is doing much---much better. He has been moved to an other facility and is able to communicate 'yes' and 'no,' and short fragmented sentences---and is laughing! The hospital staff is amazed and has attributed his recovery to the work we did. Thank you!" That was the incredible voicemail I received early this morning.
1. Trying to lose weight? Try taking African Mango Extract 150 mg 2 times a day. Make sure you take it 30-60 mins before a meal. Studies have shown that people who do this lose an average of 18% of their body weight in 10 weeks. It works by curbing your appetite by making you feel full. It specifically helps people lose abdominal fat and lowers cholesterol. It also helps regulate blood sugar! Dr. Oz has even said it is the “miracle in your medicine cabinet.”
Don’t to take anything personally this week. This is one of the Four Agreements published by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s excellent advice, because what people say and do is a reflection of what they are going through, not a reflection of you. You have complete control over how you interpret every situation.
1. When someone is driving you crazy, change the lens of how you look at them to compassion. Find a way to love them---or at least like them. Try to rememberthey are figuring things out just as much as you are. Their behavior is coming from their experiences---it is how they have learned to cope with the situation. Just as you would not fault a student for having a poor teacher, do not fault the student who does not know what you know.
Last month I challenged myself to go 31 days without drinking any alcohol. Suffice to say, I did it. It wasn't easy though---I visited family and friends, watched football games (hello beer and wings!), and even attended an event solely based on drinking. In the past, all these occasions would have included some level of drinking.