Detotoxify your body

I do believe that environmental toxins create havoc in ones mind as well as body. Our body naturally eliminates toxins through urination, bowel movements and sweating. However, have you considered stimulating your lymphatic system to help with detoxification? You can easily stimulate your lymphatic system through touch. Light touch! Simply use a bristle brush to stroke your skin starting from your feet brushing upwards toward your heart. Be gentle with yourself, you don’t want scratches on your skin.

You can also STOP using nonstick cookware. Nonstick cookware releases chemicals into your food…… NOT GOOD for your health. Replace with glass, stainless steel or cast iron.

Sometimes even the simplest little changes can make a huge difference.

“Respect and honor your temple– and it will honor you” Supa Nova Slom

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Highly sensitive people

Well now I have a title. I always thought I was different, and not in a weird way. I’m just not like other people (something I use to say about myself ALL of the time).

HSP’s are highly empathetic, prefer quiete environments, and VERY sensitive to noise just to name a few of there characteristics.  Most HSP’s are introverts but not all. I however, am an introvert.

I have always been one that likes to process things on a much deeper level to make some sort of sense with this world, and the people that live in it. I also like to exercise on my own rather than in a group setting. I really don’t like attention…… unless I’m on stage performing. Go figure!

I can take FOREVER to make up my mind. This is frustrating but so true with me. I am MORE upset than someone who is NOT Highly sensitive when I make a wrong decision. I have made many…… unfortunately. Every part of my being is effected. This can be dangerous to my health.

I am definitely more prone to anxiety. That’s no surprise to me at all for many reasons. I also am not fond of crowds. They’re over stimulating and chaotic.

I also hate bright fluorescent light! They are so hard on my eyes OMG! To be honest, anything that is extreme on my senses is generally to much for me.

I like to think I’m creative and believe I think outside the box. The “normal” logic thinker would consider me NOT logical. Coming from a performance background, I say most performers posses this type of characteristic.

I hate scary movies, always did! I would be up for days with my light on ( soft light…haha) if I watched a horror movie. Seriously!

SENSITIVITY doesn’t mean I’m weak, it means I’m very observant. Most highly sensitive people are very aware of peoples thoughts. It is NOT social anxiety. We are moved by works of art and nature. We are compassionate people. Because we care deeply about everything, it can be exhausting at times.

We are dedicated! Because I’m an introvert, being around people can be tiresome. It’s just how I am. It is part of my personality. That’s not a bad thing. Actually because I’m a HSP, I believe I’m worth knowing :-)

If you would like to know if you too are a HSP, you can take a test online. It’s simple and it’s free! Also, a professional can help you further define weather you are a hyper sensitive person just in case you feel it’s worth looking into.

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a “hot mess” or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world” Anthon St. Maarten

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Willpower and you

I believe willpower predicts your success….. whatever that may be for “you”.  Think about that for a minute…….

Get right with your mind. Inside your mind is your will. What do you want? What do you desire more or less of. Obviously the way to improve your willpower is to meditate. It’s that simple really. Listen to your breath and “think” thoughts that will inspire and motivate you to either change what you don’t want in your life or better yourself in areas that need to be improved upon. Be committed and consistent with this practice to train your brain. What’s important to you will take president above all else…… PRIORITIZE. Your brain is a muscle that needs working out just like the rest of your body. You wouldn’t go to the gym once and expect changes to your physique. You must be consistent and committed.

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear. Dan Millman

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Good Stress is possible

Stress can be bad for us if it’s to much stress, no doubt. The fight or flight response is good when we are running from a grizzly bear….. obviously right? However, I’m talking about the modern day “stress” that is different from the fight or flight response. When you feel perhaps challenged, and you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenge…..   go for it, you then will remove fear and have focus.  This is not easy for people who deal with constant fear and anxiety. What is the only reason people have stress? Usually because they care about that particular something that has meaning in there life. This stirs up stress. What truly matters and holds value to you can cause stress, but it doesn’t have to! Commit to something bigger than you and use that value and meaning and turn that stress into something positive. Instead of finding excuses to why your “stressed” get excited about the challenge. Translate the stressful things you are experiencing and use it for you not against you.

“The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates stress and depression of everyday life” Tullian Tchividjian.

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” Hans Seyle

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Being lovable

Are you? Are you lovable?

I was reading one of Warren Buffett’s quotes;  “The more you give love away, The more you get”.  This one stuck out at me the most. He has a lot of great quotes! I was deeply touched when he mentioned that at a certain age you measure success by how many people you want to have love you actually do love you!

Do you ever wonder this for yourself? I think about it even in my late forties. I observe many who possess financial stability and freedom that comes with wealth…….. are they loved?  Are they lovable?  When you get to a certain age (60’s-70’s-80’s) and you have no idea who loves you “for real” and not your money, than you have bigger problems. The size of your wallet means very little when you can’t find one person that you know for certain that loves you unconditionally.

You can buy sex, but you can NOT buy love….. not true love. How do you get love? Be LOVABLE!

Kind, courteous, respectful, giving, patient, forgiving, compassionate…… need I say more?

“Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you.” author unknown.

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Out Of Commission

HELLO! It’s been awhile since I posted anything. I have been healing from an old injury I wasn’t aware I had. I herniated  disk ( C 5,6 & 7), re injured my psoas and injured my subscapula. MRI results show that my neck has been the cause of most of my problems for many years. An EMG shows nerve damage. My left triceps and shoulder was not functioning AT ALL!

It has been pretty depressing to not be able to do what you use to do in your training program. It was difficult to fold cloths! It has put me out of commission much longer than I thought I would be and I’m still NOT 100%.  No wonder I have lost flexibility in my upper back and shoulders through the years. The winter months have been hard on me and never help my mood! It’s been a challenge living on the East Coast along with sticking to a work out schedule in the winter months, especially knowing that the final episode was shoveling snow. I was already injured but went out to shovel the sidewalk ( I just had too), and felt a sharp pull like electricity running down my left side. That was the straw that broke the camels back as they say. It was soon after that moment that I felt numbness in my fingers. It was absolutely awful. It’s now May and I have improved but still not myself. It will take time. Thank God for my chiropractor! He has been a big part of my healing.

I need to practice patience BIG TIME. It’s most difficult to be patient with myself for some reason. Good news is the nerve is growing back, it’s just a matter of time. That’s the million dollar question I asked the Doctor, “How much time”? It really depends, but It could take up to two years! I sure hope that’s not the case for me. However, I need to prepare mentally for however long it does take.

I have learned that this just may be a blessing in disguise. I have been searching for answers to my limitations (personally, physically and spiritually) and this injury has caused me pause. Time to reflect. Maybe this had to happen so that other things could fall into place. New opportunities on the rise. Sometimes a step back is actually a step forward.

I hope you are well and are keeping your health & wellness a priority.

Live, Love, Honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You!

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Adrenal fatigue

I’m pretty sure this is an issue among most people under constant stress. In time, adrenals are seriously effected by constant everyday pressures of work, career, and personal relationships. The fight or flight mode is not a good thing on a regular basis ( sometimes it’s necessary when in danger). Once you begin to feel physical and emotionally drained this should be a warning sign to take a break…. from yourself (or anyone or thing), that causes you to malfunction (not  think clearly, or take your bliss away )! Damaged adrenal glands can lead to depression and fatigue. There are many symptoms of adrenal fatigue and I suggest visiting your doctor to be evaluated, especially if you’re having a difficult time with just the simple tasks in your day. One main symptom that I had was severe fatigue in the AM. I am not a morning person, or at least I use to think I wasn’t. I have had many warning signs that I wont even get into! Let me tell you, it’s an eye opener!! It is true that one thing leads to another in regards to our health…. good or bad! We are NOT robots and need to listen to our bodies. I am aware it is easier said then done. However, if you care about your health & well being, than take care of you.

Something to think about;

* Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome and others. Martin L. Pall, PhD

* “Your daily choices either abuse or support the adrenals. If your adrenals take too much abuse, it leads to adrenal fatigue.” Unknown

*  I hate the moment when you’re tired and sleepy but as soon as you go to bed, your body is like, “just kidding.’ Somecards.com

* ‘ When interacting with people leaves you exhausted the next day.’ Unknown

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