My beautiful soul sister,
Today I share with a you a poem that recently came though, called Guarded Heart.
I suggest listening to the reading of this poem as you close your eyes and place your hands on your heart.
seduced by fear.
Alone and separate
from what you hold most dear.
unclench your hold.
Let the light pour in
be courageous, be bold.
Allow this moment
to fill the void.
The longing for love, and
the longing for joy.
Break down the walls
that confine your light.
Freedom awaits you.
It’s time to take flight.
craving connection as
the river of love
moves in your direction.
Open your gates.
Unlock your doors.
Let the love flow in.
You were meant for more.
take a chance.
Let it move through you.
Let your body dance.
Trust that you are safe.
Trust that you held.
As the great hand of divinity
guides you out of your cell.
Open just a little,
as much as you can.
the divine plan.
Hello my friend,
Years ago I was standing in line at the Starbuck's located just outside of my office building.
I would go everyday and get my Mocha Frappuccino and cranberry scone.
The line was long and extended outside the front door, but I didn't mind.
The longer I could stay away from my desk, the better.
I was enjoying the early morning sunshine on my skin.
It was a beautiful day in March, I could smell the orange blossoms in the air and for a moment life was tolerable.
I heard a loud rumble and looked to my left where there was a small parking area for Valet and quick drop-offs.
A bright red Ferrari pulled up.
It looked brand new and was stunning.
I waited to see who was driving it, hoping to see a hot, young, buff guy emerge, but it was a older man who stepped out of the car with his flashy glasses and sparkly watch.
He gently shut the door and scanned to see who was watching him.
I could tell...
When our body is nourished with the foods it needs and eliminates foods that cause inflammation and metabolic destruction, we can experience symptoms of the transformation and healing process.
It's important to know that our bodies are extremely resilient and are always working towards homeostasis, balance.
Providing the right environment for our bodies to achieve this balance is key. This is what this program aims to do.
Through this process we allow the symptoms or withdrawal effects to act as messages.
Listen to how your body is responding and let it be fuel to treat your soul-home with the love and respect it needs.
I touch on many of the common symptoms that can be experienced. You may experience some more than others or something completely different.
Remember each body is unique and the way it heals is also unique.
Let's touch on some of the most common symptoms that can be experienced during the program and the natural remedies we...
A powerful way to increase nutrient density in your diet is by adding more nuts & seeds to your lifestyle diet.
Nuts & seeds pack powerful energy compounds… healthy fats.
Polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, saturated, and Omega 3 fats can all be found in these little powerhouses.
They are also full of antioxidants and abundant in minerals like zinc and magnesium.
More benefits consuming nuts and seeds include:
I mean come on!
There are many ways to consume these beautiful gifts from Mother Nature.
A short mention on a Nut Study: In 2016 a meta-analysis of 29 studies of nut consumption was published in BMC Medicine. The conclusion:
”Higher nut intake is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality, and...
Meal planning and prepping will revolutionize the way you nourish your body.
It will change the way you feed yourself and set your future self up for success.
It really doesn't take much effort, as you will feed yourself regardless if you plan or not.
Consistently setting a little bit of time each week to grasp the nourishment that will be entering your face is life changing.
We all WANT to eat healthy, but very little are willing to get out of the comfort of their lifestyle to shift and greatly improve the quality of fuel that enters their vessel.
We have to set ourselves up!
Trust me when I say, your future self will LOVE you for it.
IF you are here, I have a feeling that you are willing and that a healthy and vibrant body is worth EVERY ounce of effort.
AND I know it can also be overwhelming to start something new.
Trust me, I get it!
However, spending a little extra time to plan and prep meals actually saves you...
The idea that fat makes us fat is completely unscientific and quite honestly, a myth.
Our brains are 60% fat!
We need fat for healthy brain and body function.
EVERY cell requires high-quality fat!
Fat is vital to create healthy cell membranes... unfortunately we've been duped to think that high-processed vegetable oils are healthier alternatives.
This couldn't be further from the truth.
My goal here is to convince you that:
Not only how to source but how to cook a fat is also important.
Fats have a "smoke point".
The smoking point is the temperature at which the fat or oil begins to smoke.
Smoking is evidence of the fat's breakdown due to heat and can create a very off-putting smell and flavor.
This means that at a certain temperature the fat oxidizes and goes bad. We don't want oxidized fat for fuel. We want fats that...
If you are a tea lover, well then I'm so glad you are with me!
There is a whole world to discover when it comes to teas and learning about all the benefits these medicinal leaves/plants can bring into our lives.
First there are over 1,500 types of tea in the world!
But the most common are green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea. All other teas are herbal teas which are infusions of a combination of plants, fruits, herbs and spices are caffeine-free.
We will first explore the world of traditional teas and then mention just a few of my favorite herbal teas and all their benefits... and a few side effects.
In my opinion the most powerful tea to consume is....
This is my absolute favorite tea! Green tea is the most popular teas in all the land. Green tea has been shown, in a number of exciting studies, to have many health benefits:
In his latest book, Super Gut, Dr. William Davis blows my mind as he teaches his readers about gut health and the absolute necessities to heal, maintain, and build a healthy gut.
My obsession with gut health has led me on a journey to discover all the things that Mother Nature provides us when it comes to creating and cultivating a healthy gut.
If you're reading this, then I imagine that you know very well the importance of gut health.
This combination of cloves, green tea, and the prebiotic inulin, provides the gut with an elixir that helps repair, rebuild, and maintain the intestinal mucus barrier that keeps pathogens and other health-compromising elements out of our blood stream.
From his book he writes, "this tea combines the mucus-increasing effect of eugenol oil from cloves, the mucus protein cross-linking effect of green tea catechins, and the Akkermansia growth-stimulating effects of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) (aka. inulin)."
This is my go-to herbal tea recipe whenever my body is asking for a little support.
It's so beautiful that Mother Nature has given us SO many incredible ingredients to help our body do what it does best, heal.
This herbal tea contains specific ingredients to help soothe the respiratory tract, super charge the gut, aid our body's detoxification process, and serve up the antioxidants it needs to regenerate.
I always make this recipe if my family or I have any type of symptoms being expressed that indicate that we are upgrading.
Immune Supporting Tea Recipe
It's that time of year for many of us who reside in the Northern hemisphere where colds, flu, and other viruses increase and become more common among us.
There are many reasons this tends to happen.
The cold season brings us less exposure to sunshine which means that we have less access to endogenous, which means made in our bodies, vitamin D, and melatonin.
Both vital to a healthy and radiant body for hundreds of reasons.
We also spend more time indoors with less exposure to nature and heat our homes with recycled air that dehydrates our bodies and keeps indoor toxins circulating.
As a mother of two boys who always express a cold or flu once a year, I'm determined to share what I've learned from a holistic and whole-body perspective.
I don't say the following because I'm bragging or trying to make others feel guilty about using more conventional methods, I share this because it's a testimony to this...
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