I’ve struggled with my weight for many years, 20 to be exact. I’ve tried to do dieting and it just didn’t work for me. It seems that when I went on a “diet” all I would think about is eating. It’s like the energy of a diet created a vortex of wanting to eat, eat, and eat.
One time I did participate in a shake and cleanse routine where I would have a shake for breakfast, a 600-calorie lunch, and a shake for dinner for six days. On the seventh day I would do a cleanse. This cleanse was drinking a special drink all day long and not eating any food. Although this was not a sustainable way to eat, I did lose 30+ pounds in a three-month period. And I processed a whole lot of emotional crap around food. It was a valuable experience for me, allowing me to move through some tough stuff, but it was not something I could continue on...
Guest Post by Pam Sears
When I began my career as a Massage Therapist 21 years ago, there was always the saying, “Massage is a luxury, that only those with money could really afford.” That statement is far from true, especially now with the extra added stresses this world has put upon us, not only in our physical bodies, but our emotional, mental and spiritual ones.
Massage therapy has come a long way educating the public to the fact that it is truly a necessity, rather than a luxury. In fact, everyone deserves a massage, from the newborn to the geriatric community!
So how does Massage Therapy affect more than the physical ailments our bodies endure on a day to day basis?
For one, often times a physical ailment has manifested from an emotional component, perhaps building in the body over a period of time such as traumas, abuse, grief, etc. Healthy touch, which massage therapy provides, helps to release stuck energy related to those issues, as well as flooding the...
Butterflies are so amazing to watch. I don't know about you but they make me feel good when I see one. I consider it a gift when I see a butterfly because when you think about the trials and tribulations they go through just to get here, it's mind boggling.
First they need to survive as a caterpillar and then go through the soupy mess of becoming a butterfly. Once they transform, butterflies have to stay clear of all those birds looking for dinner. No wonder their life spans are so short.
If you would like to attract more butterflies to you, planting certain plants around your house will attract them. The best plants for Arizona weather are shasta daisy, french lavender, rosemary, thyme, petunias' and verbena. And I found another plant here in Arizona called the Butterfly Bush. It's a gorgeous plant and the butterflies really love it. I found it at Moon Valley Nurseries. And remember, if you're limited on space you can...
Lavender has a long history of use in natural remedies and as a natural scent and perfume.
Lavender is also used to help you relax so you can fall asleep easily. It's sometimes used by those with insomnia as a natural alternative to drugs.
You can add lavender to your coconut oil and use for skin care, cuts (works well for dogs too), and insect bites due to its antibacterial properties.
And don't forget to add a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to your bath water. You'll not only feel relaxed but smell amazing.
You can place lavender plant outside to ward off scorpions, they don't like it at all.
A word of caution - be mindful of where you purchase your essential oils. You want to choose a high quality oil and in most cases, purchasing them at the drugstore is not where you will find a high quality oil. I recommend you research online to find a brand you feel good about. I personally use doTERRA and there are lots of other great...
Numbers can have a huge impact on our life when we begin to pay attention to them. Numbers are everywhere. When you start to pay attention you’ll see them in places you never thought to look before. Patterns will appear that bring you insight, optimism and peace if you allow them to.
I’ve had a knack for numbers my entire life. I really didn’t realize how long numbers have influenced me until I began to examine my career choices. I went to school to be a bookkeeper and I’ve spent my entire career in the field of numbers working in the financial services industry. I was a bookkeeper for just a few short years and went on to work in the mortgage industry and then on to working with financial advisors. Most importantly is that I realized numbers give me guidance, insight and clarity. And they can do the same for you too.
I was introduced to Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers many years ago. Since then I have wore out two books...
Did you know that you already use crystals in ordinary ways? They are found in watches, microchips for your computer and lasers. And minerals are the basis for many medicines.
Crystals are known by many names, crystals, stones, gemstones, minerals, and rocks. Crystals generate, conserve, radiate, and amplify energy. Energy amplification is why we feel so good when we hold a crystal that is in tune with our own vibration. (Yes, there are scientific differences with the formation of a crystal and a stone, but we are going to refer to them all as crystals in this post for ease of understanding).
Crystals are not a new age fad. Texts and graves show the Babylonians and Egyptians used crystals for specific healing, protective, and manifestation properties. They are a gift from Mother Earth whose wisdom has been forming for millions of years.
Crystals work with us because they have a subtle electromagnetic field as does our bodies. This allows energy to be...
Sometimes our home can feel off or we can sense some negativity. Maybe there was a recent situation that took place and feels like its lingering (like an argument or a sickness or a negative person visiting). You can uplift the energy in your home quickly by doing one or more of these things:
There are other things you can do to clear negativity energy in your home, but these are great places to start. Try one or more of them and see how you and your home feels afterwards.
Guest Post Lola King, Be Kind Botanicals
There are a lot of new users of essential oils thanks to the rising number of multi-level marketing representatives. These new users are quick to sign up with these representatives offering classes where they tout how they use essential oils, discuss how great they are and how much “greener” their life is because of them. After all, who doesn’t want to live a lifestyle where you have less chemicals in your home and are able to eliminate pain relievers and other medications?
Sadly, once many purchase their kits, they are left with some real questions that need to be addressed to avoid usage that can cause injury. How does one use essential oils?
Most representatives do get it correct in that there are three ways to utilize essential oils: Inhalation, Topical application, and Internal applications. In this article we will briefly address when to use inhalation and when to use topical application.
The use of essential...
GUEST POST by Judith Orloff, M.D.
Empaths are emotional sponges who absorb other peoples’ stress into their own bodies. As an empath myself I know how exhausting this can be. Here are some basic strategies for empaths and all people battling with low energy from my new book, The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. I practice these strategies in my life and teach them to my patients and workshop participants— and you can turn to these techniques if you’re absorbing the stress or symptoms of others and you need ways to release them. Experiment. See which ones work best for you. Use them in situations where you are feeling ill or upset and suspect you’re taking on someone else’s physical or emotional distress.
Every year a color is chosen by Pantone to represent the feeling of the year. This color sets the tone for the year to come for designers and creators. I have found that the chosen color of the year can also influence us in a powerful way. This year it's a gorgeous color of coral, officially called "PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral". Below I have listed a few quotes I found on the color Living Coral that I feel can help us integrate the color and use it in a more intentional way.
Dougall Fraser, a psychic, cosmic coach, and author of Your Life in Color: Empowering Your Soul with the Energy of Colorsaid the following about this year's color
"I see coral as the color of compassion and higher awareness. Coral encourages us to think outside of the box, to look beyond our own personal experiences for a greater sense of perspective. Possessing a blend of orange, red and pink, coral evokes a kind of emotional revitalization within us. Coral has a soft...