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HEAL…thy self

I had a conversation with my son today about all the things I am learning on this journey toward healthy living and it almost made me cry to think that I am creeping up on 50 and just now really giving a damn about my health. 

The good news is…I do care now and I’m educating myself and learning what I chose to ignore for so long. Do I have any urgent health issues making me take this step? No, but I started taking this little yellow pill that changed my life so much that it woke me up to how unhealthy I was feeling without even knowing it. 

The changes brought about by this little blend of 5 natural herbs shocked me and as I read, everyday, how it’s helping others too I can’t help but be excited by it. However, it opened the door to health for me that I had previously shut, believing I was genetically predisposed to a long life. That may be true but what quality of life is what I should have been asking myself. 

So here’s the thing, this journey isn’t about losing weight although that is a huge portion of it for me but it’s about developing a mindset and a lifestyle that is healthy. I’m a firm believer that change starts in the mind and we create it into physical manifestation. My weight is slowly dropping in small increments but it’s the mindset and willpower to make better choices that I see the most progress in. 

No one said this journey would be easy, in fact it’s not but then again ignoring my health for 30 years has not exactly helped either. So what I’m learning is that healthy really stands for HEAL…thy self. No one can do it for you. It’s a choice I have to make every day, sometimes even moment to moment. 

Am I blessed beyond measure to have found a little yellow pill that costs less than a Starbucks coffee everyday that turns on my survival genes and and makes my miraculous body heal itself? Absolutely! I thank God everyday for that blessing but my biggest blessing to date is believing in myself and taking every step forward, backward, and forward again towards a new me. 

So my new mantra is HEAL…thy self. If you want it to be your new mantra too, let me know. I don’t care if I’ve never met you, spoken to you before or if you are a world away….I’m happy to support you in your goals and dreams. After all, independence is great but together we can soar. 

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Being healthy is gonna kill me…

Okay….so being healthy is not going to kill me but some days it feels like it. If any of you have had to learn a completely new lifestyle you will understand. 

I’ve never focused on a healthy lifestyle and I’m “mid-life” so that is a lot of pattern changing to do. I’m learning that the biggest challenge is mental change, followed quickly by physical change.

What does that mean? It means I have to work on the “little voice” inside by head that says, sure, go ahead and eat that….sure, stay on the couch instead of going for a walk. I have to mentally make different choices. Then…oh man, then, I have to actually make my physical actions following the “new” choices come into alignment and take action. 

I never realized how hard it was to be healthy. Or rather to have an awareness of being healthy. Some days it’s a struggle to get through the next 5 minutes and some days are a breeze to get through and I end up going to bed feeing happy and productive. 

Have you ever felt like you are being dedicated making progress and then you step on the scale and want to scream with frustration because it appears no progress is being made? Well it sucks! I have to remember that change is happening and the results aren’t going to happen overnight. 

Man, oh man, I wish it would happen overnight but alas….it took years to get my body into this state and I suspect it will take a long time to eighth the wrongs. So I choose to celebrate when I do good and try not to beat myself up when things are hard. 

This isn’t a diet – it’s a lifestyle change. It’s a choice and a path I need to walk for myself. I’m trying to surround myself with support and positive feedback. I’m learning and I’m welcoming input. Not only that I am willing to support others if they are on this journey. After all, companionship makes he journey lighter. 

Big Audacious Dream

I believe it is important to have a dream that you are working toward. I also believe it is important that your dreams push you, challenge you, stretch you. I’ve also discovered that a dream should frighten you. Not to the point that you are too afraid to reach for the stars but it should scare you…. just a bit. 

I think most of my life I have been happy with the status quo and been too afraid to reach for my dreams. I’ve settled instead of believing that I could achieve the secret dreams of my heart. The thing is, I am technically middle aged and I realize that if I don’t reach for my dreams I will never risk the chance of achieving them. 

So, there are a a couple big audacious dreams in my life:

  • Travel internationally at least once every other year. 
  • Visit every state in the US
  • Become a published author
  • Be a philanthropist and patron of the arts
  • Earn a 6 figure income – through one or more income streams. 
  • To have the wardrobe of my dreams 
  • To live in a large house with plenty of room to entertain 

They may not seem like amazing goals to anyone else but to me they represent an entire way of life that I have yet to achieve. Every day I want to move towards these dreams becoming a reality. It will require lots of growth on my part and hard work and diligence but I can’t give up. 

More for me, more for you

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I have never really felt that I had the power to really help people in a “life changing” kind of way but I have always wished that I could effect that kind of change. I have family members that are passionate about helping animals and eating only organic non-GMO foods, I know people passionate about helping those in third world countries, I know people that care about literacy and the arts. Truth be told, there are all kinds of ways to get involved in helping people and communities become better. If you are interested in, something the chances are you can find an organization to get involved with to help you effect change in regards to it.

I just never found that one thing that made me want to get out of my comfort zone enough to get actively involved in promoting it. That all changed six months ago when a dear friend asked me to look at a product that she thought could help my mother with her Alzheimer’s. I watched this video http://www.abcyellowpill.com and decided that it was something that I needed for my own life. I’ve been taking it for six months and I am constantly surprised at what it is doing for me and my husband.

For my husband:

  • Sleeps better
  • Less problems eating gluten/dairy
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • More energy
  • Happier in general – less moody

For me:

  • No ear infections
  • No sinus infections
  • Rare sinus headaches when I used to get them every week.
  • Way less stress and anxiety (Huge in my lien of work)
  • Sleep better
  • Fewer hot flashes

I’ve become an advocate of this product because I think everyone should be taking it. Its an all natural, clinically proven way to cut oxidative stress from your body. By 40% in 30 days! It’s been proven to slow down the aging cell process to that of a 20 year old. A 20 year old! You may not think this matters but oxidative stress is related to hundreds of diseases. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself: http://www.oxidativestressresource.org

The thing is I have the capability to help people have MORE health and if you are healthy then you have the world at your feet because without your health you have nothing. Why would anyone NOT want to do whatever they can to reset their bodies on a cellular level and have better health? The health industry is a $3.8 trillion dollar industry because we all care about our health. We know its important which is why we spend so much money trying to be healthy. But what if you could spend less than $2 a day and give your body the ability to reactivate it’s own cells? Why oh why would you not try it? I mean, people spend more than that on a single cup of coffee a day.

So, for me, my desire to have more health has led me to the desire to help other people have more health and yes, more freedom to live better lives. My life matters, your life matters and if I can help you live even one day better, healthier or one day longer then YES, I want more for you too.

A helping hand

How do you help your friends? For those that I call friend I would do anything to help them if it was within my power to do so. I’ve helped people move, I’ve opened my home for people to live in, I’ve given them food from my own cupboards, I’ve given them late night rides without asking questions. I have loaned money when I didn’t really have it to give. I’ve cooked friends meals, cleaned their house, run errands for them and the list goes on and on.

However, the best thing I can do for a friend now is tell them about something absolutely amazing! It’s called Protandim and it is a patented product from Life Vantage. It’s called “the little yellow pill” and it is a scientific breakthrough. It reduces oxidative stress by an average of 40% in 30 days!!!!

We all know oxidative stress is bad but did you know that oxidative stress is linked to hundreds of diseases? Did you know that by reducing your oxidative stress you can help your body function at its best and help it heal itself? 

Check out this video to learn more:  ABC News Report

Watch the video. It only takes a few minutes of your time and aren’t YOU worth that? 

If you are as fascinated as I was then after watching the video click on the top bar that says ‘research’ and you will discover tons of scientific data! The FAQ sheet is there too! If you find it’s as awesome as I have, let me know I’ll show you how to order some! I’ve been taking it for 6 months and it is pretty AMAZING!!

Stress Less and Decompress

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Okay….that’s just funny but in truth….stress doesn’t look good on anyone. The topic of the day is how do I take care of myself when I am stressed? Considering that I have a very stressful job, believe it or not it is ranked as the 5th most stressful job in America. For those who don’t know – I am an Event Planner/Project Manager. Funny thing is I didn’t know it was such a stressful job until other people started pointing it out to me and telling me that they heard where my job ranked in the nation in regards to stress.

I do know a lot of my friends often say, “I don’t know how you handle all this” or “I would lose my mind if I had to deal with that.”. It just seems natural to me. However, I have also learned to decompress and take advantage of the opportunities I get to unwind and stress less. One of the things that I have started this year is  Bullet Journal. (I’m loving it by the way!) One of the first things I put in my Bullet Journal was a page on Self Care. It’s important. No, it is more than that. It’s vital to my survival.

So, I highly recommend that you figure out what recharges, reenergizes and resets you body, mind and spirit. Know what things bring you pleasure and joy and make a go to list for yourself so when you are in the middle of being stressed out you know what to turn to decompress and find your center of balance again. Here is my list to get you started:

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Are you content?

To be content means to be in a state of peaceful happiness. What exactly, do you need to be content? I’ve asked myself that question many times over the course of my life. Each time I have asked that question and taken the time to come up with an answer it has brought me clarity of direction.

We live in a world where instant gratification is more common than patience, where the quest for more…for bigger….for better is a driving force in people’s lives but truly….that doesn’t mean you are content. I know people who live off the grid with next to nothing but they are far happier than people I know who are wealthy. Getting and having things does not make one content. So, again, I ask….what makes you content?

The things that have made me content in life have changed over the years depending on where I am at in life. There are some common things like my husband and my children. My extended family but the things that make me content right now are seeing progress toward goals, studying a topic I have long been interested in and spending time with my mother who has Alzheimer’s.

I don’t expect that those things would make everyone content but it is what provides me with a state of peaceful happiness right now. I know that what will make me content will change and I am okay with that. The key is to being aware of what makes you content in the NOW. We all need moments of contentment. We all need to know what brings us peaceful happiness when the world can be full of such chaos. The trick is to enjoy your contentment when you need to but no get stuck there. Getting stuck there becomes disastrous but that is a whole different topic.

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