Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How Coping Skills Can Change Your Life

I have often said that Coping Skills should be a mandatory course in school.  Why isn't it??

Granted, learning to cope comes with time and experiences themselves, however having some basic skills in place can make a world of difference. 

When I was a teenager/young adult - emotional upsets could derail me for days, weeks or months. 

I was overly sensitive, but still!  If I didn't have parents or a friend who at least took the time to listen to me and offer some way to 'feel better' I would have floundered even longer!  I'm not saying they had any earthshaking answers. lol  What they did have however
were some life experiences to draw on,  stories to share - and when you feel at an all time low, feeling as if 'I'll never get over this" - anything they could offer to help was like a balm  to me, even if only temporary. It was enough for me to at least have moments of relief - and that I now know was key

That feeling of relief was my connection with my inner self again.  I know I want to feel good - I think it's what drives all of us.  But losing that connection doesn't feel very good and having coping skills in place make it all so much easier to get back to where we want to be/feel.  

These are some ways I can usually find relief and reconnect with me - even if temporary: 

  • Talking with someone close to me
  • Nature, I actually went 'tree hugging' this weekend!! :)  --> 
  • Meditating/candles/music
  • Music - loud
  • Reading
  • Netflix Marathon, or DVD  
  • Crocheting
  • Eating something I really really enjoy with no guilt
  • Talking with a coach/mentor (yes I do have one)
  • Doing nothing or being overly busy cleaning/organizing
  • Reading or re-reading many inspirational blogs, articles or books I have close at hand
  • Audio books/online Podcasts that inspire me
  • Look into volunteering
  • Use herbs/vitamins I know help me with overall mood/hormones etc
I find that  being able to change my response to problems these days aligns with my desire to be more solution oriented, instead of only reacting with hand wringing and worry.  Sure I may lean that way when I let myself get overwhelmed, but it doesn't last as long and soon I'm back in 'find relief/solution mode'.

I have seen many a person flounder with issues that come up in their lives simply because they don't have coping skills. A relationship break up, a fight with a friend, parent/child conflict, body image concerns,  situational depression, job/money concerns - these can and do take on a different light when you have a way to cope and move forward with more hope and confidence.

No one has to go it alone - if you don't have parents or family/friends that can help with some of your concerns, there are counselors, books, and groups out there to support and offer much needed relief.  The point I wanted to make here was simply to know that there's a big old world out there - answers galore.  Reach out, ask for help, talk to someone, browse at your favorite bookstore or library - whatever that may be for you to find your way back to who you are. 

You will find your problems seem smaller and more manageable if you can learn to do this as soon as you start having issues. Even the larger upsets or events will be a bit easier on you overall. It's all about coming back into alignment with that inner you that knows you best of all.  Baby steps with this...your only goal here is to find ways to feel just a 'little' bit better to help you cope and move forward with more positive, hopeful feelings.  ♥

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Soup Contest With Prize!

 I Want Your Favorite Homemade Soup Recipes!
UPDATE!  I have chosen the winner and I want to thank those who sent in their soup recipes!  I'm looking forward to trying more of them and will have more to share 'next year'.  The winner has been notified and will be receiving their gift! 
I've become rather bored with my meals of late and have been whining about it.  And whining rarely puts a meal on my table!  Plus it doesn't feel good!
So I ask myself - What would feel better? 

How about...."Having so many yummy soup recipes I always have a choice!"

Ok...I'm getting warmer!  But why soup?  Well it is cold out in my part of the world.  It's darker out earlier and many days in a row of no sun.  Sometimes all I want is to not have to think about 'what do I have to eat tonight?'  

Soup satisfies this in so many ways for me!  
Comfort food,  a one-pot meal, leftovers and usually freeze-able! 
Can't go wrong as far as I'm concerned. 
NOW the key for my contest and giveaway is to have you give me some great new recipes that you and your family have enjoyed. I'm so tired of the 2 or 3 soups I have made over the years!  

Only a few details to keep in mind:
  • It can be meat /dairy or vegetarian recipe as I customize for whomever I'm cooking for 
  • Crockpot or a pot on the stovetop is fine!
  • It really has to be a favorite of yours
  • Share on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/root2health or email it to me@ rt2health@yahoo.com
  • DEADLINE  - By Wednesday Dec 10

Pretty easy eh? 
What's in it for you? 

Out of the submissions I will pick 3 to try and the winner of those will WIN a free 4oz container of  my 

Organic Turmeric Powder!! 

I use this in my cooking and for my yummy Turmeric Tea!  Great for joint pain or any body inflammation, skin - acne, burns, bites, chicken pox etc. Also helps with Immune System.

For everyone else who takes the time to submit a soup recipe, I am making a free PDF document of all submissions and I will share with you in the very near future!  So it's a Win-Win for all of us!

Can't wait to see some great new soups!  Remember send in by Wed Dec 10!
 Thank you in advance for sharing! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hair Loss Answers For Women

We all know that some hair loss is normal - the old standard of 100 strands of hair per day (not sure who came up with that number) has been a general rule.

However when it starts happening at a faster rate it's time to start looking at how to stop it and get things back to normal.

My experiences over the years have confirmed the most common cause for hair loss in women.  S-t-r-e-s-s and it's affect on our hormone/glandular system.  What I don't think enough women or doctors take into account are the variety of ways Stress will show up in the body.  Many think that if they aren't in the middle of a larger life event (divorce, job loss etc) that they aren't overly stressed.  However many of us are on emotional roller coasters and have been for a while. We've just been dealing with them longer so they seem, well, normal!  For example: 
  • The job or relationship that drains you
  • The care of an elderly parent or relative
  • You have a job but live paycheck to paycheck
  • Ongoing health issues that you wish you could change
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling you should be doing more with your life
  • Problems with child's behavior at home/school
  • Empty nest
  • Hormone imbalance -thyroid, adrenal or reproductive hormones are most common (You can check with your doctor for guidance if you suspect hormone issues so you can monitor)

This is just a basic list but I'm hoping you get the general idea.  Stress is a fact of life and generally speaking our bodies are set up to deal with it.  The problems begin when the Stress is not addressed or compensated for, and continues without our taking steps to CARE for self.  Our bodies can't always keep up and those safety nets that are normally in place to help us, start to show some wear and tear. 

So what can be done? 

The first thing would be to admit that there IS something going on within your life or lifestyle that is contributing.  There is ALWAYS something you can do to make changes or improvements even when in the past it seemed impossible. If you simply say...'oh there's nothing I can do, or 'nothing can be done' then it's like having the answer knock on your door and you just ignoring the knock. 

Stress also affects the PH in the body which upsets the flora in our digestive system which affects our hormones also - so I am REALLY making a point here lol - Stress affects hair loss! Read below for answers that I have used and/or recommended: 

  1. Start to look at the STRESS that is in your life.  It may not be going away anytime soon, but as I said there is SOMETHING you can DO to start to improve the situation or your daily reaction to it. The key is to DECIDE to start considering you have options!
  2. How is your overall diet?  If your eating is below average (and even average isn't always enough when stressed) then you really need to consider making changes. The ongoing stress you are under is depletes our bodies stored vitamins/minerals.  Our Nervous and Glandular systems THRIVE on proper nutrition.  If you are having hair loss your systems are 'asking' you for more nutrition.  That hair on your bathroom floor is the body doing the 'asking' to get your attention!  Start cutting out the junk and opt for 'cleaner' choices.
  3. Yeast/Candida in the body.(PH being off mentioned above)  Candida issues are so very common with stress...as regular stress contributes to the unwanted flora/bacteria in our digestive/intestinal systems and it multiplies big time.  And this places stress on our glands - especially thyroid and adrenals. Vicious cycle
  4. Supplementation - B vitamins can become your BFF!  ☺  I cannot say enough about a good B vitamin complex or diet with more B enriched foods.  If I could pick one supplement that could or should be in your back pocket, this is the one.  Especially for WOMEN!  If you can only afford what's at the nearest drugstore, start with that.  However quality will be KEY here.  As many 'think' they are getting what they need but if the quality of the supplement falls short...you are being misled and think..'oh these don't work, what's the point?"  My 'green drink' as I call it, delivers B vitamins like a shot in the arm.  Pure, organic food, in powdered form - absorbs in 15 minutes (also acts like a multi vitamin)  Starts righting some of the wrongs in our hormonal system and has a BIG effect on hair, skin and nail health.  B vitamins also help the body (emotionally/physically) deal with stress and feed our adrenals (energy)  See what I mean?  B Vitamins can be a woman's best friend!  
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar - I only use Braggs Vinegar...and my only reference for results. (can't speak for other brands)  The Vinegar helps restore alkalinity in the body and is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral - thus it helps with Yeast/Candida in the body
    and topically.  Start with a teaspoon orally per day and work up to a couple tablespoons daily if you can.  You can also apply to hair/scalp (dilute with water when first using it) and rinse out - if possible leave on for 10 min or so...but if sensitive by all means rinse sooner! 
Hair loss can be improved over time so hope is not lost! It never is.  I hope you found these suggestions helpful and if you know anyone who may benefit please feel free to share this post! 

(If you have more health specifics to discuss, please get in touch for a consultation!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How To SPICE Up Your Health

LOVING this time of year!!  If you step outside early one morning or  later in the quiet evening air you will see what I mean. I love the Fall and the way the air just smells more 'earthy'.   I find it extremely calming.  And it's no wonder, as our awareness of nature and the earthiness scent I'm talking about help us feel connected to something greater.

And since each season has it's own set of 'scents' I wanted to talk about some of the favorites that you will no doubt find yourself enjoying this time of year.

A few of my favorite spices come up quite a bit this time of year and holiday season.  Clove, Cinnamon and Ginger are used regularly in baking and holiday candies, beverages and goodies.  If I do use any or all of these in my baking, I always bake with healthier ideas in mind.  Less sugar and oils whenever possible.  Yet I will not skimp on taste. I also add to my coffee or different herbal teas for an added kick - and yummy on hot or refrigerated oatmeal.  Besides tasting these goodies in our food, the scents of them also are invigorating and health building.  I love using essential oils or the whole spice itself to simmer and scent the air.  

Ginger - We all know Ginger helps with upset stomach and motion sickness. If you need Ginger Ale for stomach issues...spend a little more and get some Ginger Beer (like Root Beer) in the health food section- Oh my, it's wonderful and you are really getting the good stuff!  Ginger also improves circulation, specifically in the hands and feet.  Ginger will also help with pain and inflammation of arthritis.  Many will enjoy Ginger as a tea.

Cinnamon - Many have heard that Cinnamon helps with blood sugars.  And it's true!  It does have to be taken regularly,  (capsule form is probably easiest), and of course you do have to keep track of your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon can also help with acid reflux and the scent can help with stimulating brain function. 

Cloves - Cloves have long been noted for their remarkable benefit of helping with the pain of toothaches and sore gums.  Apply directly to the area.  Cloves also can be a great bug repellant (essential oil in spray bottle with water)  Cloves are also anti fungal and can help with Yeast/Candida in the body.

Just a short list for each of these wonderful aromatic herbs/spices but since they are used so much this time of year I wanted you to know how much they can do for you.   Stock up or give as gifts - teas, cookies, essential oils or yummy ginger beer!  Many ways to enjoy!

Nature has us covered!



Monday, September 01, 2014

Natural Fix For Anxiety

In this video I'm talking about some safe, natural options for those with Anxiety. 

Yes I dealt with anxiety - for quiet a while.  For me it was a revolving door, as I was also dealing with Bowel issues at the same time.  One played off of the other.  Either way I felt controlled by both situations and it took a lot of experimenting on my part to find what worked.

Please realize that what worked for me may not work for you.  And at the same time I'd also like to say, don't give up looking for options if you have anxiety.  I had the option of medication back then...but I kept looking.  This is not to say there is anything wrong with medications for anxiety.  They can be a life saver, I know.  But I also know they can become a crutch,  and many never look any further, and become dependent on them to function.  I'm all about empowering others on helping themselves.  So take about 10 minutes and watch the video and see if anything sounds do-able for you or someone you know.  

And don't take my word on it - take my ideas and do some research as there's so much information out there. I hope this gives you a place to start. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RAK - Watch Kindness In Action!

It's been a while since I brought up my enjoyment of Random Acts of Kindness.  It's something that has been a part of my life since I was a kid as my parents were and extended family were excellent examples.

Since I've been reminded of it twice this week so far,  I realized I was due for some ways to show some RAK(random acts of kindness) to others, myself.  I have a few ideas brewing in my head and I'm already looking forward to it!   It's always a 'win-win'. 

Now do yourself a feel good favor and click to watch this video and watch a wonderful example of Kindness disguised as 'Appreciation'.   

Feel free to comment if you feel 'inspired!'  ☺


Monday, July 28, 2014

Natural Deodorant That Passes The Test

Hands down, this natural deodorant is heavy duty in my book, like Bounty is to paper towels! 

Now while I like to think I don't 'stink' if I don't use something under my arms, I may still have an odor at the end of a long, stressful day.  If being honest you probably would too.  At the very least if it's hot out or you're working hard or doing some heavy work - it stands to reason you may work up a sweat. And for most of the population this is where the use of deodorant or antiperspirant comes in.  (For the record for this post, I'm focusing on deodorant)

Sitting nonchalantly in the produce section, minding their own business, these colorful drink adornments can deal with the most ripe of body odors.  Yep the tart lemon and lime.  The powerful citrus juice lowers you skin's ph which helps to eliminate bacteria and thus 'odor'.  

I put it to the test for 2 weeks including one or 2 really hot, humid days, outside and inside.  The boyfriend did it too.  We both were more than impressed.  Watch my 3 minute Natural Fix video for simple instruction as to how you can try nature's cost effective alternative to deodorant!   You now have a natural option to the store bought version, no chemicals!!

Let me know if you try it out!!  Come on, aren't you curious? ☺

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

One Mineral Can Improve Your Life

One mineral really can make difference!

We are bombarded with commercials, articles, products and reasons why we NEED Calcium.  And I agree.  We do!   Calcium is important in many ways - however Magnesium in my opinion is almost more important after you educate yourself on the role it plays in our body - physically and mentally!  

A few ways that Magnesium works behind the scenes to help our bodies:
  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • Relaxes our blood vessels (blood pressure)
  • Helps with bowel activity
  • Helps the Heart muscle do it's job (prevention of stroke, heart attacks, helps with abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Helps with ADHD
  • Sleep
  • Bone and teeth formation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Natural blood thinner
Of course using food as a tool to get more magnesium into your body is the safest way to supplement so do some homework as to what foods/herbs are higher in Magnesium.   

A Few Basics:

Pumpkin Seeds
Dark Chocolate
Dark leafy greens
Almonds/Almond Butter, Cashews, Pine Nuts (make your own trail mix!)

Epsom Salt (Natural source of Magnesium) 

You can also take a bath using once or twice a week in Epsom Salts( 1 cup to bath water) to soothe aches and encourage relaxation while your skin absorbs magnesium or a soothing footsoak (1/2 cup Epsom Salts) in cool or warm water depending on the weather outside!   Also helps with foot odor.

Supplementing is fine too, but stick to the basics with dosages.  For Females over age 14 about 300mg per day  and Men about 400mg per day.  If you have any Kidney problems or health issues you really need to check with your doctor before taking on any added Magnesium.  Too much is not a good thing either!

I still prefer food or natural sources for my Magnesium so not to have to worry about getting too much..however a blood test is great to know where you stand.  Some people are dangerously low and this is one sure way to find out!  My doctor will even give Magnesium in an IV if really low...so if you have symtoms of possible deficiency, get a simple blood test to be sure..

Even Dr Oz has made mention of how important Magnesium is in our bodies!  
Why You Need Magnesium

Another great source of information in this Article also.  

Needless to say I don't want you to take my word for it!  As always I encourage you to educate yourself on your options and what your body may benefit from.  This is one of many informative books out there, but a great place to start for anyone interested. 

(affiliate link)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Natural Fix for Acne

We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend of summer weather - almost made Monday not feel so bad knowing it was a work day! ha!  Well, it helps.

I hope you have had the chance to check out my new YouTube Channel, I'm not sure if I will be posting all my videos to my site but for now I am.  By all means subscribe to my channel or at the very least subscribe to my site with your email (top right of this page) so you get regular updates.

Now all that out of the way, my video concentrates on 3-4 'natural' ways to help deal with and get rid of Acne.  No fun at any age and yes, some have worse cases then others.  Sometimes it's just a matter of finding what works for you and being open to a bit of experimentation. Diet actually does come into play mainly for how it affects your hormones and the bacteria build up in your body.  So while food isn't the totally to blame, watching what causes breakouts is your body telling you you could stand to upgrade your diet and drink more water.

Please realize that not everything works for everyone, but these have worked for many, so hopefully you or someone you know will find relief!

Thanks for watching!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Root2Health On YouTube - Acid Reflux

Yes I'm taking the plunge and have started my new YouTube Channel, focusing on "Natural Health Fix" tips from A-Z!


I'm kind of excited about it as this way I can reach even more folks with concerns they may be having and you can share video with friends or family who may need the information as well!  

Now I am no video expert and I realize my video here on Acid Reflux feels very 'beginner-ish' to me and a bit too close up, lol but hey, you have to start somewhere and hopefully they will get better as I go along.

Please feel free to comment under the video and hit the like button if it helped you in any way.  I do have a favor to ask that if you would let me know either on YouTube or comment on this post, if you want to see any certain subject discussed. 

I also have updated my Health Consultation Page and you will now see an choice for a 'one question option' so if you  just need some clarification or a suggestion sooner rather than later - it's only FIVE DOLLARS ($5)!! 

I made this totally affordable so I hope you will not be afraid to use this option whenever some help is needed. Of course more in depth answers are available with the full, online consultation. 

I won't necessarily be posting all future videos on my website, so please feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel so you can keep track.  Of course the other option is to sign up for each new post here, with your email on right of this page.

Sooo please take a few minutes (about 8) and watch my video on Acid Reflux and hopefully you or someone you know can benefit!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Are You Living In A Bubble?

Now what do I mean by that?

"It says MOOPS!" (Seinfeld fans get this lol)
For me it means never thinking outside of the box, rarely trying anything or going anywhere new, and frankly being afraid to even consider it.  The thinking of  'well why make waves, or why fix it if it isn't broke'  - to me also can mean settling for less.  

Happily I am a big believer of 'popping' the perceived 'bubble'.  

I get ansty when some things stay the same or seemingly don't change. 

Routine is one of those things.  Granted, I kind of like some of my routines, I know what to expect, and feel comfort in that.  Fine.  Dandy.   But then there are things I do or most of us do, because it's easy, or we've gotten used to it, and what's all the fuss about?  But see, this is what starts nagging me.  If I don't consider something in a different light, how will I ever know what is out there?   As quite frankly, as it turns out - LOTS!!

 Since I love examples, here's 3 

1) I'm an avid reader, always have been.  I tend to lean towards Mysteries, some fiction and yes some self help/health stuff.  But for pure pleasure it's always been Mysteries - 'Who done it' sorts.  Old world, and current, I enjoy it all.  Over the years however I realized I was in a rut.  I read the same types of authors (whom I love) but realized...gee there's a ba-zillion authors out there, maybe I should start asking for some other authors.   And I did.  What a treat!!  An entire new world opened up to me when I started thinking outside of the box!  In the past, I'd sort of dismiss some of the 'types' of authors or stories others talked about.  "Oh those aren't for me", I'd pipe in.  And well sure, some of them still don't do it for me.  But I have to tell you...LOTS of them do!  I feel like I hit the lottery with all these new authors!  (anyone who reads gets this lol)  

2) As you know..I partake in natural therapies.  I've tried or experimented with all kinds of 'stuff'.  I do my research and give it a go.  For the most part I've been very happy with what I've found to work for me.  Sure not EVERYTHING works for everyone..but thankfully there's so much out there to choose from - thinking out side of the box, again!

3)  Do you ever drive somewhere a lot, maybe to work or someone's house...knowing which route works, probably in your sleep. And if you are like me, usually the easiest and fastest.  Well  I have recently started to take totally alternate routes to some of my normal destinations.  I
have to laugh at how many streets I've never been down in my own general neighborhood!  I've also branched out to other areas, finding parks I never knew existed, stores I have never seen not to mention restaurants.  Take a detour now and then!

Living in a bubble for somethings doesn't  make a big difference in your day to day, but when you feel bored or just that ho-hum, uninspired feeling -  maybe it's time to you ask yourself, "Am I really enjoying all the magnificence  that our world has to offer?" 

We live in a abundant Universe.  Start thinking outside of the 'bubble' and see what surprises and new horizons are out there - could lead to all sorts of new delights or adventures!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Anyone Can Do A One Day Detox!

I'm all for not complicating matters.

 When faced with something that feels like a chore we tend to put it lower on the list, where it tends to stay!  After our LONG-ASS, cold, winter...(Yes I'm being rather 'cheeky' but it seems to fit)  I am more than ready to wave bye-bye to Winter and welcome Spring and all that comes with it!

I've been looking into new ways of gardening - I've done regular gardening and container gardening, and am looking into some vertical gardening. Pretty cool stuff!  I'm also checking out areas I may wantto explore outdoors, whether for walking or simple places to read or meditate as it really improves my overall sense of well-being and I've so missed it!

I'm also more than ready to lighten up my eating, and yes even for 1 day you will feel a difference and your body feels it too!  When I do these mini detox's I keep it simple!  This is KEY!  Little to no preparation, just some items to get when out doing your regular shopping! 

Ready for my big plan?? 

RAW FOOD for 1 day - and plenty of water and herb tea. 

That's all she wrote!  Easy or what??  Now for those who aren't quite up to speed with what that may mean, you can certainly google what a raw food diet consists of.  But since I've done it many times I'll give you the basics.  I only eat fresh, uncooked live foods.  All plant based.   This means fresh fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds.  

My day may look like this:

Breakfast:  Bowl of fresh fruit (as much as I want) 

Snack:  more fruit and or maybe some sunflower seeds or other raw nuts (health food stores or Wegmans has nice bulk area in Natural Mart- so I only buy what I need for the day)

Lunch: Big salad!  (I always think of that Seinfeld episode when I say 'Big Salad' lol) This just means lots of different greens, veggies, maybe even a chopped up apple & some nuts.   I make my own salad dressing. (lots of great recipes on AllRecipes.com), or just use some  oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and some garlic or onion powder and toss.  

Snack: Any of the above...so could be an apple, more nuts, cup of tea 

Dinner:  Guacamole (any time of day, but I save for dinner) with fresh garlic and red onion, I dip some thin sliced celery in or spread on thin sliced cucumber.  I LOVE GUACAMOLE  and actually eat it once a week regardless!  I may also have a tomato/cuke/onion salad on side

Snack:  If I still need a snack..might be small bowl of fresh fruit or some nuts/apple.  

It doesn't have to be so involved...the only realy 'prep' is making sure you have the food items on hand.  I buy organic when I can...but don't let that stop you.  Wash your food well and just do it.  More organics and fresh options when the farmers market's open and then you can do it more often! 

I also take some of my Colon Cleanse the night before - (well I take it more often but on these days, it's a definite)  Why not clear things out and help the body even more?

Pick a day and just do it!  I will do it on a work day or weekend, just depends on my schedule.  If you are prepared, there is no reason NOT to give it a go.  Helps with maintaining or losing some weight too, if you do more than one day per week.  

Carlton dancing

Needless to say I can't tell how much I'm looking forward to Spring! Enough to do a happy dance! Remember Carlton?   HA!  

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

7 Tips To Improved Healing

I am one of those people who honestly believes that ANYTHING is possible.  I feel our only
limitations are the ones we place on ourselves - and the beliefs we hold as 'truths' for ourselves.  Over the years I have adapted new beliefs that have served me more than some of my older ones– kind of ‘unlearning’ things that I was ‘taught’ – as back in the day, let's face it - we looked to others for direction.  However now as an adult I realize some things just didn’t set well with me and my gut instincts or the inner me would ‘feel’ something was off.  And new answers came, as in my heart/head I kept asking for better – so glad I did! 

If you’ve been following me you know I've been helping folks with their physical issues for a really long time lol - offering options and remedies to help improve a state of health they were dealing with, whether a physical concern or emotional one.  So many wonderful results have  reinforced my 'beliefs' that I am convinced that our bodies are PROGRAMMED for wellness.  All we need to do is to get out of the way to help things along. If you think about the basic programming of our body, it really is set up to 'heal'.  Cuts, bruises, burns, broken bones, hair growing, ulcers, colds, flu etc...while these are basic examples, they do show how the body leans towards wellness.  I like to think of how nature 'knows' how to change seasons, how animals "know" how to migrate, or what to eat, or hibernate or spin a web or a cocoon.  It is already BUILT IN.  It stands to reason the same is said of our bodies. They "know' how to heal.   Read below to see how you can encourage that gift we have inside!

7 Tips To Healing:
  1. Decide how you want to feel - Regardless of it being a physical or emotional issue - if you feel lousy, scared or upset in some way - then it stands to reason there is a flipside to that feeling.  For example, if worried or anxious - the opposite of that might be 'relief or appreciation' - the improved, positive feelings are what you want to switch to AS SOON  as you notice yourself sliding down that slope of feeling bad.
  2. Start to pay attention to things you are saying and hearing/reading.  - For me this means muting all Television commercials!  I also rarely watch the news other than when winter is acting up.  When you are trying to make improvements in any area - start choosing your words and your attention to be more in tune with the 'better' feeling you are wanting.
  3. Take REGULAR breaks to check in with yourself. -When you change how you feel your cells follow your lead.  We easily find ourselves getting carried along with a crabby friend or co-worker, not realizing what it's doing to our own 'stuff'.  I suggest setting your cell phone for various times during the day to go off and remind you to 'check in' to see if thoughts/feelings need an overhaul.
  4. "Me Time"  Twice Per Day - Preferably morning and evening but at the very least every night in the evening.  This is a time to talk to your body or self about how GOOD it feels to have a healthy body - (especially areas in the body that are doing such a great job for you NOW) You don't have to overly focus on areas that need improvement as again, your
    body KNOWS the drill!  But taking time to thank your body, cells, organs, bones, muscles, mind etc, daily for all they do and KEEP doing is like a soothing balm to your cells.  Think about how good it feels when you get a complement or a genuine thank you for doing something.  Don't you just glow inside?  It's no different for our insides.
  5. Stop talking about your problem.  Now of course you can speak of it, or talk with those who are assisting you along the way.  However it should not be a topic of constant conversation.  When I hurt my knee last summer and was obviously limping everyone kept asking me what was wrong or telling me what I should do.  At first I was also talking about it...THEN I realized it was irritating and I was getting drawn into other negative stories etc.  Irritation is a sign of needing to change things around!  I stopped talking about it AND after that whenever someone said something I simply said..."Actually it's getting much better" and that stopped the negative comments in their tracks! 
  6. Make a daily list of 10 things you appreciate and take a minute to feel the "WHY" behind why you appreciate it, or them.  Adding the 'feelings' behind it sink into your cells better than simply reciting a list.  
  7. "Never face reality, unless it's a reality you want" ~ Abraham Hicks.  Simple sentiment but loaded with meaning!  Simply  a shorter way of saying all of the above tips and more.  Keep turning more to what you want and how you want to feel and be, and you will morph into a new and improved you/reality.  
I hope you are getting the picture.  Please know I am NOT handing out medical advice of any kind or any type of do or don't.   This is just what I see for myself or anyone as a way to improve what our bodies already know.  By all means keep up with any medicine, treatments, diets, counseling etc that feels good to you and be grateful for that also!   

And there are so many places to find even more information on the subject - Websites, Blogs, Books and Videos by Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, MD, Wayne Dyer, Abraham-Hicks,  Dr Joe Dispenza and MANY more.  You have to be open to the information to find it - and trust me you will!  

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