My ultimate goal in life is to Grow and Thrive. The option to this (in my mind) is to shrivel and die. Honestly, for a good chunk of my life I was doing the latter.
Now I am living on purpose with my purpose: Grow and Thrive
To me, wholeness is being mindful, connected within to your wisdom and passion, and feeding your mind, body and spirit sustainable nutrients.
Please share what wholeness means to you and if you are living in or towards your wholeness.
Going grain free whether following the GAPS Diet, Paleo, gluten-free, cleansing or following your physical needs does not mean going without muffins, breads or delicious baked goods. A fabulous low-carb, high fiber, grain free option is coconut flour. Now just like all other foods, not all coconut flours are the same.
The first time I tasted muffins made with coconut flour, there was a very strong coconut taste or some other flavor which was tolerable, but not thrilling. The next time I tasted coconut flour muffins, I was -blown away by the taste and texture. Thus, I have only ever used this brand of coconut flour. In fact, when one of my clients used this brand with baked goods for her family they said that it “tasted like Starbucks”.
When cooking with coconut flour one cannot use a typical recipe and substitute. There is a very small account of flour used and the binder used is eggs. Therefore, instead of these muffins being a sweet carbohydrate food, they become a high fiber, protein boost.
A great way to start your day or provide a satisfying snack.
This morning’s Darren Daily posting asked “Why aren’t you better” and the point was that we can always find an excuse or some one or thing else to blame unless
If found this quite fitting as I also read of the interviews for Episode 2 of Vaccines Revealed. Specifically: Sayer Ji shares his experience of growing up as a Vaccine Injured child.
Now I never looked into the timing of my vaccinations as a child and my first seizure about a month before my 5th birthday. But could there have been a connection? If so – would that make a difference at this point in my life?
Unfortunately my parents are not alive to address this question, nor is my pediatrician. Fortunately I realized over 15 years ago now, that if I no longer wish to suffer from daily migraines, nausea, constant sinus infections, constipation and more – I needed to take full responsibility for my health and my life.
A large part of making responsible choices is to have the education and knowledge to know and understand what choices are available. Education is empowerment.
Asking questions should be your first instinct. Seek an answer which address all your concerns, not simply because that is the way it has been done. Why has something been done this way? Unless you can understand and own the why, you can never take full responsibility.
Allow the questions to test your beliefs. Thru questioning and testing your belief Either your belief get stronger or you will realize that it needs to change.
I came to the realization recently that our children’s questions are a gift to us – providing an opportunity to test our beliefs and see if they are truly ours and how we wish to live. Thus allowing us the ability to take 100% responsibility for every condition in our life. So often we just tell our children “because I said so”, or “that is how it was always done”. We do not take this opportunity for the true gift it is – a chance review our beliefs and strengthen or alter them. Bless them when they ask questions, no matter how simple they may seem and look deep within before responding.
One of the best books I’ve read which explains where our beliefs come from and the challenge to changing them is The One Percenter’s Mind:7 Steps to Beating Fear, Doubt, and Indecision…and How to Get Anything You Want, by Sean Croxton. Powerful stuff – Simple, but not easy.
Therefore I will continue to question – and in doing so continue to get better and take 100% responsibility for my life. How about you?
Genes + Epigenics = who we are
Things outside of our genes can influence how our genes are expressed. We can make changes in our environment. Thus can we control our own health?
Matt Riemann speaks to this in his TED talk.
The field of genomics aids us in knowing what variance we have within our gene. With this knowledge, we can make informed choices for environmental influences.
Genomics Solutions Now offers a variety of DNA tests looking at known genetic variations across many different physiological, biochemical, and metabolic systems which may then provide incite into the best options for your epigentic lifestyle choices.
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Would you like to learn what variances are within your genes which may be holding you back from your greatest self?
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In watching The Betrayal Series, it was stated that the 3 main triggers for Autoimmune disease are:
These triggers are all things which we can affect. Understanding where some of the toxicity in our environment may be coming from and making changes is a small step which can yield big results.
I am sharing this Free class which offers a look at a few of the toxins we may encounter in what we think are harmless items used regularly and offers cleaner options.
Simple isn't easy, but the small, simple changes really do make a profound difference over time.
Young Living has gone to the dogs.
Meet the new Animal Scents Dental Pet Chews
These look like a new favorite for our dog, Alfie. Wonderful to have an all natural snack with the side effects of cleaning teeth and freshening breath. Brochere
Check out the entire line of Animal Scents products at YoungLiving.com Not only will these product help our pet, but proceeds of our Animal Scents purchase goes to support Vital Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife.
This was the resounding message from two recorded books from different genres I recently listened to during the six days on the road getting my youngest off to college, and this was the resounding take-home message for me from both:
Find and work from your strengths!
In other words, spend the most time and energy on the areas you love; develop your passion, master your strengths, and the your other areas will inadvertently grow. Sounds simple, reasonable, and inspiring, right?
But wait! This concept is so different from the school and business world in which I was educated and trained.
In general, in business reviews we are asked to build up our weaknesses. Find something to improve. Look at what needs changing. This focus on our weaknesses is what makes us anxious about performance reviews. It puts us on the defense and drains enthusiasm. This doesn’t lead to a productive or desirable work environment for most people. This may, at least in part, explain why so many work environments are suffering from low employee morale. My road trip reading (okay, listening!) shed some interesting light on how this situation could be improved.
The book, The Leader in You, by Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc. gives many examples of great leaders and businesses who have utilized individual’s strengths and have thus provided fruitful environments where workers thrived. As my husband Mark listened he recognized many techniques he learned to use behind the scenes to create a team while working from a position without influence.
In one of his last work reviews, Mark recalled a conversation with his boss talking about certain people in the department lacking certain skills. He pointed out to his boss that this is not a problem. Like in sports, every person on the team has a different skill set. The linemen are big and strong so we cannot fault them for not being super fast. It is not their job to be the fastest, their job is to block and protect. To have a great team, you need to put people in roles that focus on and cultivate their strengths. Every person not having every skill is not a problem, as each team member’s strengths can balance out and lend support to another’s.
In contrast, The Spark a Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, And Autism by Kristine Barnett is a memoir of mother and her autistic son Jake.
Jake was labeled; she was told he was never going to read, and was placed in programs focusing mainly on building skills to help him fit in with social norms. While this is a worthy goal, this mother did not feel that it built on Jake’s strengths or interests, and thus he would not develop to his potential. Trusting her gut instincts, Kristine maintained her belief in her son and decided to take him out of the state assisted programs and instead, teach, love and grow her son with a focus on what he loved, allowing childhood fun and interests while preparing him to mainstream into kindergarten.
As it turned out, Jake’s fascination with light and shadow was truly a gift – he had a high level of understanding of the physics, math and science behind it. He not only was able to mainstream into kindergarten but actually advanced beyond, attending college courses at the age of eight. He has gone on to solve open math problems and potentially develop a whole new way of looking at the sciences. Through nurturing her son’s passions – focusing on his strengths – brilliance was uncovered and his societal lacks or weaknesses were overcome in the process as well. Not only did Kristine Barnett do this for her own child, but this experience helped bring out her own gift or strength. She has shared her talent of “feeding the talents of others” with countless children, both autistic and typically developing.
These books brought a question to mind; something we each can ask ourselves:
Where is MY focus?
Am I working from my strengths? Learning to soar and finding enjoyment in life?
Or am I actually growing my weaknesses (by focusing too much on them) and struggling to get through each day?
If I focus through the context of my strengths, my weakness will rise as well.
Unsure of your strengths? Ask yourself what makes your heart sing? Kristine Barnett says to even go back to your childhood and look at what held your interest? What was it you always wanted to do? There are also tools such as Strengths Finders from Gallup. Ask your family and friends.
Just imagine if every day you were doing what you loved?
We have all seen the result of great sports teams who focus on each other’s strengths and work together for a common goal. Find your strengths and build up your team. Explains why we all need a good coach.
For a great short story emphasizing this idea of building on your strengths, read https://www.motivationalmemo.com/strength-vs-weakness/
Find your inner coach or cheerleader (and if this is not your strength, find someone whose strength it is!) and go for the gold.
One of the best ways to really grow your confidence in a subject or area is via embodied knowledge. This is something Ed Dailey refers to by using many senses and skills such as listening, learning, first hand experience.
For the month of September 2016 join me in a 30 Day NingXia challenge where we will apply embodied knowledge creating a solid base of knowledge and confidence in understanding, using and sharing the Young Living NingXia products. On open forum for all to access comments and share postings will be on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimReconnectRenew/
Please use #NingXiaEveryday on your posts.
Lindsey Elmore puts forth this challenge about minute 18 in the NingXia Red video below.
Stock up on your Young Living NingXia Products now to embrace embodied knowledge here.
If you do not yet have a Young Living account, may I suggest creating your wholesale account by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit with NingXia If you are ready to do this before Aug 31st I may have a $20 coupon for you! Contact me.
Each week let’s all share a fact or experience about the products and their ingredients.
Week 1: Sept 1 – 8 NingXia Red
Week 2: Sept 9 – 15 NingXia Zyng
Week 3: Sept 16 – 22 NingXia Nitro
Week 4: Sept 23 – 30 Celebrate the NingXia Wolfberry
As with any lifestyle change you do need to use it for at least 21 days to notice a difference. Often you will feel difference when you stop. As Lindsey Elmore says with NingXia, “Once you pop you can’t stop.”
I personally use the NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro everyday and the wolfberries several times a week. I will share my experiences in the NingXia Challenge throughout September.
I look forward to seeing you on Facebook! Get your products and questions ready.