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The Power of Hope – Reclaiming Your Life After Tragedy

One thing that is a guarantee in life, we will experience heartache, heartbreak, loss, and tragedy.  Unfortunately, these events in life can’t be avoided.  When these life events bombard our lives many times we don’t think we can make it.  Many of us may say “If one more thing happens….” I know I have said that before. This is one of the statements that went through Reverend Tammie Denyse’s mind.  She had been through the tragedy of losing her Sister, her Father, being diagnosed with Cancer and the biggest heartbreak of all, losing her Son.  The unspeakable pain and loss that she felt were almost unbearable.  But through all of the loss, Tammie Denyse knew that her ultimate survival would be her first line of defense: HOPE.
Tammie Denyse shares in her book “The Power of Hope – Reclaiming Your Life After Tragedy” how her journey through hopelessness, disconnection, disillusionment, abandonment, and hurt led her to ultimate healing and grace. Listening to Tammie Denyse gives one a sens…

Understanding The Healing Messages in Our Dreams

Our dreams.  How important are they really and how can they help us to have a more well life?  How do our dreams impact our ability to heal?  The reality is that studies have shown a direct correlation between the interpretation of our dreams,  and our ability to use them to guide us our ultimate healing. Showcasing the important role of dreams and their power to detect and heal illness, Dr. Larry Burk and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos share amazing research and true stories of physical and emotional healings triggered by dreams, in there new book “Dreams That Can Save Your Life , Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Disease”  They share in their  book detailed stories – all confirmed by pathology reports–from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives, including Kathleen’s own story as a three-time breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed her cancer even when it was missed by her doctors. Kathleen Kanavos and Dr. Larry Burk sh…

Battle of The Mid-Life Belly- Holistic Strategy To Win The War

It seems that I literally woke up one morning and my nice flat stomach had this...bulge.  A bit of extra skin that was spongy and not flattering.  Where the heck did this come from, I thought. I exercise every day, I eat healthily, I do my core exercises...why is this happening.

There are many reasons why we might get belly fat.  Some of the obvious reasons for overeating, not working out, not drinking enough of the right liquids and stress.  While that belly fat seems to get more comfortable in staying with us as we age.  There are things you can do to "beat the battle of  the belly fat:"

I decided to take a mind, body and spirit approach to beating my "fat belly".  Why?  Because belly fat increases when we are stressed, it also increases when we don't exercise, and when we aren't feeling our bodies properly.

Here are some holistic suggestions to fight what we used to call the "mid-drift bulge"

Decrease the Stress - As we age decreasing stress is…

7 Benefits of Turmeric for A Thriving and Well Mid Life

I have started using Turmeric and I love it.  It has some wonderful medicinal qualities, especially for women in midlife. 

Turmeric has a component in it called Curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant that can fight colon cancer, prevent cystic fibrosis, and help with the aging process.

It seems that every day I find out something beneficial about using spices and herbs to help improve my health and overall wellness.  Using Turmeric as a part of my daily regime is changing my life for the better. 

Turmeric should be essential for your mid-life strategy for full life living.

Turmeric can help with: 

Feeling Emotionally Better - Turmeric can help with depression, anxiety and stress and overall mood swings.  It is a great alternative to taking Prozak or some other kind of medication.  Fighting Your Fat - Turmeric can help with revving up your metabolism to burn calories and can result in weight loss. Freeing You from Inflammation - Turmeric helps significantly with inflammation that cau…

10 Tips To Live A Heart Healthy Life Physically and Emotionally in Mid-Life

Stretching Does Your Body Good  Stretching makes you stronger!  Yes, it helps with flexibility as well and it gets your blood flowing. Stretch about 7 10 minutes every morning when you get out of bed. Here is a really simple stretch routine that you can try"  The Leaning Tower - Leaning first to your left . try to elongate your body by creating the greatest amount of distance possible between your left pinkie and your left heel.  Hold for 15 seconds, then switch sides.   The Pecs Flex - As you lift your hands as high as possible, with your arms behind you, squeeze your shoulder blades together and open your chest.  The Hippie - Pretend your head weighs 500 pounds, and let it pull you down. Bend on knee and hold for 15 seconds, then change legs. 
Count Your Steps 
One way to ensure that you are getting enough exercise is to count your steps.  The number of steps you walk each day. Taking 10,000 steps a day can go a long way in having a slimmer frame, a toner body, and overall better he…

Learning How To Heal Emotionally and Spiritually in Mid-Life - Two Women Share Their Stories

By the time we reach Mid-life we have many stories to share.  It is amazing how we feel so isolated and players may be different, and the outcomes may vary, but the fact that we have all been through life-altering experiences is very true.  

On my podcast series "The Wellness Journey"  we have done some wonderful interviews with women who have shared their stories of spiritual, emotional and physical healing.  Not only are their stories inspiring you find that the themes/topics are very familiar.  We are more alike than we are different.  Part of being well is being able to share those things about our lives that are similar and also that are different.  Sharing helps us to grow, and in some cases helps us to heal.  

Enjoy these interviews...they are inspiring!

"Releasing The Pain – A Woman’s Journey of Pursuing Emotional Healing In Mid-Life" If you could go back through all the memories of things that have hurt you, that have caused feelings of abandonment, betrayal, …

Unmasking What Matters In Life After 40 and Beyond

On my podcast "The Wellness Journey Podcast Series"  I interview Sandra Joseph, celebrated Broadway Actress, and Author of  “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway”.  It was a very revealing and inspiring interview.  Sandra Joseph played the role of Christine Daaé in the “The Phantom of the Opera” for nearly a decade. Now, she is using her voice in a new way — as an author, keynote speaker, and thought leader — to inspire audiences everywhere. Her new book — “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway” — launched on January 23, 2018, in step with the 30th anniversary of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which occurred on January 26th and will be celebrated all year long. “Make your life into a work of art that is a true reflection of who you are in all of your unmasked, imperfect glory.” Sandra Joseph After 10 years on Broadway, Sandra Joseph — the longest-running leading lady in Broadway’s longest-running show, “The Phantom of the …