Saturday, August 20, 2016

How To Reduce The Effects of Aging, Trauma and Injury To The Body- A Process That Works (It's Working for Me!)

Here is the Block.  It s beautiful hand carved piece of wood that will change your life!

My experience has been at the "after 50, almost 60" range, that life is still just as full and exciting as ever.  I have also learned to stop putting off what I need to do for me to feel invigorated and energetic each day.

Has I have shared before I always "Start My Day In A Positive Way".  I recently added something else that I like to do in the beginning of my day.  It is fabulous.  I have been doing the "21 Day Block Mastery Challenge" and it is making a difference in my life.  I will be sharing with you my results over the next few weeks...but first take a listen to a great interview I did with Deanna Hansen Certified Athletic Therapist and founder of Fluid Isometrics™ and Block Therapy™, a bodywork practice that is meditation, exercise and therapy all in one.

Since I started doing the "21 Day Block Mastery Challenge" I have noticed the following changes

  • I have significantly reduced that "stressed out " feeling I get when feeling overwhelmed
  • I have a deeper sleep
  • I have lost an inch in my waist ( after only three days of dong the block therapy)
  • I have experienced less cravings and hunger 
  • I even have more regular "movements
...and it has only been five days!   I am amazed at how this block can make such a difference.  As Deanna, explained in th video the block helps to manipulate the facia tissue.  What is fascia?  Fascia is Fascia is strong connective tissue which performs a number of functions, including enveloping and isolating the muscles of the body, providing structural support and protection. It is a product of mesenchyme, a type of connective tissue which develops in embryos before differentiating into numerous other structures in the body. Mesechyme also forms the foundation for bone, cartilage, and important components of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Fascia is a very important part of the body, and it has three layers, starting with the superficial directly under the skin and ending with sub-serous, deep inside the body.  It has been scientifically proven that the fasica also houses the impact of emotional trauma. There are ways to improve your fascia's impact on your central nervous system through doing deep sustained streches, yoga and working with the Block Mastery program.

Take a  listen to what Deanna says about releasing stress through yoga, breathing  and the Block Mastery program.


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Friday, July 29, 2016

6 Ways To Achieve Spiritual Wellness After 40

As I grow older I find myself striving to connect more the divine within, digging deep to connect with the reason God placed me in this body and this life.  I know sounds deep but for me at this stage of my life I find I want to spend sometime discovering who I truly am or want to be. 

Spiritual Wellness for me is seeking the true meaning of life and what my role is in this life.  Simply put Spiritual Wellness is taking the time to learn how to connect with yourself, nature, and ultimately your destiny.  Here are the 6 keys to Spiritual Wellness that I strive for in order to stay spiritually well. I don't have all of them down yet...but I am a work in progress!!

  • Ponder, Pray and Meditate - at this stage of my life I find myself spending more quiet time listening to that inner voice that leads,guides and directs me to my ultimate good.  Take five minutes a day and just be quiet.  Pray if that is what feels right to you,  perhaps mediate on an affirmation or one word, or perhaps just sit quietly and let that inner voice speak to you. Whatever you do it is very important to your spiritual health and your physical health to take the time to be quite five minutes a day. 

  • Learn to Love Yourself - It may sound cliche but learning to truly love yourself as you are right now in this moment in time is key to your spiritual wellness.  You were created for a wonderful purpose and within lies gifts, talents and abilities that you were meant to use that will bring you and others joy. Know That knowledge alone is enough to embark on a journey of self love. 
  • Read Inspirational Quotes and Scripture - I love starting my day reading positive, inspirational quotes, affirmations and scriptures.  It truly helps me to set my mind on those things that are positive and takes my focus away from the negative.  If you want to be healthy on the outside one of the first steps is to work on being healthy on the inside.  Keeping your mind focused on those things that are positive is an effective way to get and stay spiritually well.

  • Practice Gratitude- I have learned a valuable lesson about gratitude. I have found when I focus on what I am grateful for what I focus on begins to change.  I no longer focus on what is wrong (no I am not in denial) instead I choose to focus on what is right.  As a result I find that each day those things I am grateful for begin to increase!  It is truly remarkable.  Gratitude journaling is one way to focus on those things for which you are grateful.  Try writing down three things you are grateful everyday. You will find that the list will grow over time and your spiritual wellness will increase as well. 

  • Connect With Nature - Pay more attention to the nature around you.  All living things are connected and realizing that is the first step to connecting with nature.  Nature can help your spiritual and physical health. As you spend time in nature you will feel revitalized and energized. You will feel a spiritual renewal. The ability to release stress is much easier when you connect with nature.  Connecting with nature is essential to your spiritual wellness.

  •  Find Out What Your Life's Purpose-  You were created for a purpose. You were placed here on this earth to not only to learn but also to give. There is a reason why you are here. Part of being spiritually well is embarking on that quest to find out why you are here and to dig deep for the answer. If your life is lacking in purpose, joy, passion and purpose it is important that you take the time to find out what you truly want to do and then it!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Suffering From Chronic Disease? Three Choices You Can Make Today To Live A Life of Health, Joy and Peace

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We all have a choice.  Yes, we actually do have a choice in deciding how we want to live our lives.  As we age we begin to see the results of some of the choices we have made.  Hopefully some of those choices have been pretty good, yet there are still others that may not have been the best.  It is those other choices (the not so good ones) that might be causing us some issues.  Some of those issues involve our health, our wellness, and our overall quality of life.

If you are suffering from the symptoms of chronic disease (fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, lupus, other inflammatory diseases, or cancer) you are dealing with and trying to live with, the symptoms that come with such a diagnosis.   After a while you find yourself stressed out, exhausted, in pain, feeling depressed, losing hope for a change, and basically not living a joy filled life.

The good news is there is something that you can do to change this cycle of life. There are many things you can do to reduce those symptoms and enhance your health.  There are three choices you have to make right now to live a life that is full of health, joy, and peace.

You need to make the choices to Wake-Up, Passion-Up, and Show-Up in your life.  It's time to take charge of your whole health - your whole life

Wake-Up – You need to wake-up to the fact that while you may have a chronic disease, there is something that can be done to keep you from struggling with the various symptoms.  You need to wake-up to the fact that you can make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve your health and your life. Wake-Up to the reality that you are magnificent and deserve a better life.

Passion-Up – Start getting passionate about your ability to change your life for the better. Get passionate about the fact that you do have choices. Get passionate about your choice to get educated about what you can do to reduce and in some cases erase the symptoms of chronic disease.  Passion-Up to the reality of the empowerment that you have to have a better life.

Show-Up – Get empowered to start enjoying your life, to start looking forward to a brighter future, with hope and determination. Show-up to the reality that you can live a healthy life. Show-up in your life, expect a better life.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

3 Colorful Summer Salad Great for Anti-Aging


This is the time of the year I like to try to challenge myself and find some great recipes that are tasty and healthy too.  This year my focus has been finding salad recipes with interesting ingredients
that are colorful and tasty. 

I also love the ingredients that are high in minerals, Vitamin C and iron, all which are needed when it comes to anti-aging. 

I try to eat at least one big salad a day.  Sometime I will add chia seed for proteing to these salads, or a bit of 

Watermelon Salsa
  • 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small 
Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
 1. Tip: Melon selection & storage: Look for symmetrical unblemished melons, without flat sides, that have a creamy yellow spot on the bottom indicating ripeness. At 92% water, this fruit should feel heavy when you heft it. Pre-cut melon flesh should be dense, firm and appear moist. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or keep in a cool, dark spot. Cover the cut surface of melon with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

2. Ingredient Note: The seeds and surrounding membrane are the spiciest part of the chile pepper. To increase the heat of the salsa, use some or all of the seeds, depending on your preference, along with the flesh of the pepper.

3. MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Raw Kale, Cabbage and Carrot Salad

For the Dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or unsweetened rice wine vinegar if not grain free)
  • 1 Tablespoons real maple syrup (preferably grade B)
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos for a soy free alternative)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
For the Salad:
  • 1 small bunch lacinato kale (also known as Tuscan kale)
  • 1 small head (or half of a larger head) of Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 baby bok choy, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, shaved into long strips with a peeler
  • 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds (or toasted sesame seeds)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Make the Dressing:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil, the sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce and minced garlic.
Make the Salad:
  1. Strip the stems from the kale leaves and roll the leaves in a chiffonade to slice into very thin strips.
  2. In a large bowl combine the kale and remaining Tablespoon of olive oil. Lightly massage the kale leaves with your hands until the leaves soften and begin to wilt (about 30 to 60 seconds).
  3. Place in large serving bowl and add the shredded cabbage, bok choy, carrots and dressing tossing well to coat. Let the salad stand for 10 minutes to marinate.
  4. Top with hemp seeds or toasted sesame seeds and season with freshly ground pepper to taste if desired and serve

Tomato Watermelon Salad
This salad is simple to make and highlights the best of summer: tomatoes and watermelon. For the 4th of July, I would consider adding blueberries as your toppings would be red, white and blue!
  • 8 cups 1 1/4-inch chunks seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds)
  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) in assorted colors, cored, cut into 1 1/4-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped assorted fresh herbs (such as dill, basil, and mint
  • 6 cups fresh arugula leaves or small watercress sprigs
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • Blueberries–you decide how many!
Combine melon and tomatoes in large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon fleur de sel and toss to blend; let stand 15 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and herbs to melon mixture. Season to taste with pepper and more salt, if desired.
Toss arugula in medium bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Divide arugula among plates. Top with melon salad; sprinkle with feta cheese and toasted almonds and serve. Serves 4 – 6 large salads. Plenty for 10 side salads
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